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Dr. Raymond Moody & Paul Perry Join Melisa to Discuss What Happens When We Die
"So I have Dr. Raymond Moody and Paul Perry. Raymond A. Moody Jr. MD PhD is the leading authority of near -death experiences and the author of several books, including the seminal Life After Life. The founder of the Life After Life Institute, Moody has lectured on the topic throughout the world and is a counselor in private practice. He has appeared on many programs, including Today and Turning Point. Paul Perry has co -written several New York Times bestsellers, including The Light Beyond and Evidence of the Afterlife. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and for his film and the book about Salvador Dali. He has been knighted in Portugal, oh, that's interesting, a groundbreaking book, this is, that combines nearly 50 years of afterlife and near -death experience research to provide proof of the existence of the soul and life after death from psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life After Life. Dr. Raymond Moody and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Perry, after spending nearly five decades studying near -death experiences, Moody finally has the answer to humanity's most pressing question, what happens when we die? And in this book, Proof of Life After Life, both authors reveal that consciousness survives after the death of the body, featuring in -depth case studies, the latest research, and eye -opening interviews with experts. Proof explores everything from common paranormal signs to shared death experiences and much more. And you can learn more about each of these authors if you go to lifeafterlife .com or paulperryproductions .com. Welcome gentlemen, thank you so much for being with me today. Hi, thank you, nice introduction, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you. Thank you very much. So, first of all, okay, so, Raymond, you've been doing this since the 70s, am I correct in that? I'll just ask you each, you've been doing this work since the 70s? And what got you into wanting to explore near -death experiences? Well, fortunately, I was not exposed to religion when I was a kid, except very minimally. And so, I grew up with no idea of an afterlife. And so, I went to the University of Virginia at age 18 with intending to study astronomy, but took a philosophy course and immediately got hooked. And particular the book was Plato's Republic, which is, oddly, about a near -death experience. It culminates in a near -death experience of a warrior. And not just having no idea that anybody took the notion of an afterlife seriously, I asked my professor and he said that early Greek philosophers knew about cases of people who were believed dead and resuscitated. But had I no idea it still applied, but in 1965, in Charlottesville, I met a man who had such an experience, he was a professor of psychiatry there, and that really got me hooked and subsequent to that time, through my PhD in philosophy and then three years of teaching philosophy at a university, and then going to medical school and ultimately going into forensic psychiatry. But throughout that career, I've interviewed thousands and thousands of people who came to the brink of death and had these astonishing experiences. So that's how I got into it. It's amazing. It's really interesting. I can imagine it is a long process. And Paul, I'm going to ask you the same question. What made you interested in exploring this? Well, I was editing American Health magazine in New York City, this was in 1988, and Raymond and I shared the same agent, same book agent. One day our agent, Nat Sobel, called me and he said, would you like to write a book with Dr. Raymond Moody? And I said, I have no idea who Raymond Moody is. And he said, well, he's a man who named and defined the near -death experience. And I said, I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. And he said, well, you know, for a guy who's the editor of a major health magazine, you really need to get educated on things like the near -death experience, which was an offhand insult for an agent to talk like that. And so I said, sure, OK, I'll go meet Raymond. And Raymond was living in Georgia at the time. And I flew down to meet him and, you know, Raymond is an amazing person from the first time you meet him. And so we started writing this book called The Light Beyond, and I just got entranced by Raymond's account of near -death experiences and the stories we would hear. People would come by his house and tell their stories. And it just got amazing. So anyway, we wrapped up the book, The Light Beyond, and there was, in my estimation, a piece missing. And that was there was nothing in the book about children and near -death experiences. And Raymond said, well, nobody's done much research on that yet, except for one guy, a pediatrician in Seattle, Melvin Morris. And he connected me with Melvin. And I did a book with him called Closer to the Light. And it's all about children and near -death experiences. And after that, I wrote that book and then I thought, well, there's something missing here. There needs to be a larger study about people who have had near -death experiences and how they affect them during their life. So we wrote a book about that and on and on. Every book I would write, I would find a gap that needed to be filled. And that's gone now through, I think, 15 books on near -death experiences.
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on Crypto Banter
"A few other guests that have come on the show have called the scenario earlier this year. Do you still do you think we're still on track for this kind of scenario? Yep, I think it's continuation. It's because Constanze still seems to be that we will see pain next year. So I think the way to play it is actually is the same as this year. It's a replay of twenty three just on a much smaller scale. But I think we're going to see a replay of twenty, twenty three. Meltym, any views on the macro, any views on the stock markets and the melt up that we seem to be having? No, I mean, I agree with everything Alex has said. I think the other factor to add in and this has been my thesis for the last three years, if we look at the sectors that I think are positioned really well going into really the next decade, in my view, it's computation. So compute energy. Right. And we've seen energy stocks really outperforming. It'll be interesting to see what happens with nuclear. There's been a lot of interest sort of around uranium companies in the nuclear space. Oklo, notably, which is a startup backed by Sam Altman, is going public via SPAC early twenty twenty four. They make small modular reactors that compute energy. And then the last theme that I think is just absolutely well positioned here is crypto. Right. Because if you have AI, if you have more generalized compute that's available on demand, if you have power that's more distributed, plus all of these disparate sources of power coming online and you have these agents, potentially AI agents that are helping direct that flow or playing different administrative functions in those flows, you need a digitally native currency that settles a finality boom that's crypto. So I'm extremely bullish on those three themes in particular. If we look at where our performance has come from, it's been from those sectors. So if there's any advice I would give, right, it's continuing to look at those sectors. The future really is about energy, compute and cryptocurrency in my view. Amazing. Well, that that takes me into the next thing, which is the narratives for this next bull market. So we are very early in the bull market. Everyone is looking at different narratives in the bull market. We're seeing some narratives emerge. Let's talk about the narratives. And I want to start off with one with a narrative that may or may not be playing out, and that is ETH versus SOL. So we've had a we've had a SOL pump versus ETH. SOL was the most hated redheaded stepchild that we had in in in the bear market. Everyone said it wasn't going to make it. Everyone said that Sam Bankman, it was the Sam Bankman free chain. But I don't know. I look at the chart and here it is. I'll quickly just call it up, call it up so everyone can look at the same chart. So we're all aligned. That's what I see when I look at the SOL ETH chart. SOL seems to be having its moment in the sun. I'm very keen because you guys have both been around for multiple cycles. What do you think? Is this just a case of SOL being the hottest, shiniest item today? Or is this the migration of the the coming of age of SOL and SOL becoming one of the top three crypto assets and actually cementing its place with under Ethereum? And once you answer that, I've got a couple of questions about Ethereum as a thesis. I don't know who wants to go first.
China's Naval Dominance Rises as U.S. Focuses on Diversity
"Around the world the upper hand. China wants to set the stage right now to be able to have absolute naval supremacy in the South China Sea. What are we worried about in the United States of America? Back home? We're worried about that? We're looking at the warnings of history to think to ourselves, hey gee, maybe we should try to do something about this? Nope. Instead, what we're worried about is are we spending enough on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility? DOD The has scaled up its spending on DEIA in the past three years, jumping from $68 million in fiscal year 2022 to $86 .5 million in fiscal year 2023. But that figure surged another $28 .2 million to $114 .7 million in the department's initial year 2024. If a DOD's initial request for DEIA funding in the final legislation, the department will have spent $270 million on diversity initiatives across the last three years. $270 million on diversity initiatives. Biden's Pentagon has repeatedly pushed for further adoptions of the DEI agenda in its operations. The department's strategic management plan for fiscal years 2022 to 2026 listed one of its goals as
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on Sound ON
"Some. She came on the court about two or three years after I left, but she was very close, confident of my old boss, Lewis Powell. He took her under his wing. She never had judicial robes before, so she didn't know where to get them. And they had similar demeanors, similar approaches to judging. They were perceived as centrists. It was that Powell was the swing vote. Senator O Powell became the swing vote and they were very intent on doing things incrementally, one step at a time. No big overarching theories. She was also a fine athlete. I mean, golf and tennis. And Justice Powell was something of an athlete, but his wife, Jody, was really an athlete and they really became very, very close friends. But the main thing is, Joe, she changed the world. She was the first female justice in the Supreme Court. And she had had to fight her way. She did very well at Stanford Law School and mainly got offers to be a legal secretary afterwards in Arizona, and finally started in a DA's office, and she was a trailblazer for women in the law. There was no women's room. Jeannie Zeno mentioned earlier in the court when she started there. Worse than that, there was a private dining room that was called wives' the dining room, because they'd all been men. And so the wives of the justices could come up and use this everything, but they had to change that. And by the way, a year before this happened, it had always been Mr. Justice Powell, Justice Mr. Stewart. They took the Mr. away, anticipating the possibility. So now it's justice. It's not Mr. or Ms. Ms. It's just. And this is an enormous part of Ronald Reagan's legacy as well. It is. It is. And she was an extraordinary woman, very reasonable. I want to say also, after she left the court, she adopted the subject and she left the court take to care of her husband who was ailing with Alzheimer's, but she really became a real spokesperson for civics and teaching civics in our public schools. She was very concerned about where this country was going and that that we grew up and didn't understand the basics of what made us the republic that we are. Did she think she to would see live the end of Roe v. Wade? Well that's a great question. I mean there was a big dispute about that as you know because when she was in, by the way, she was the only former legislator at the time on the court. She had been in the senate state in Arizona so she had that political experience as well. She had voted certain ways that were essentially quote pro -abortion. She had told Ronald Reagan when he was talking about nominating her that she abhorred everything about abortion. He interpreted it as saying she'd vote against it and in fact she went exactly the opposite way. But again, like Justice Powell I think, it was not about whether she thought it was a good idea or not. The question was what does the Constitution say? Because it's not up to the Supreme Court to decide what they want to have happen. Their job is to really decide what the says, Constitution what the government should decide as opposed to what individuals should decide. David Weston spending time this with year us of course the host of Bloomberg Wall Street Week. I suspect you'll touch on this later on this evening but you're taking a fascinating look at Mexico right now and I love this idea of Mexico the of beneficiary our, you call it what you want, decoupling or diversifying when it comes to China. Yeah exactly it's one of the things we all seen the foreign direct investment of China has really dropped off substantially. President Xi is trying to fix that up some but at the same time we had what we saw with the supply chains after COVID when we realized we were getting all of our medical supplies out of China and people said we got to change the supplies chain situation and son of a gun Mexico's a pretty good alternative to that and so there's been a real upsurge in investment in there including in real estate so we talked to somebody who actually his company is the largest developer of real estate in the entire country of Mexico it is Thor equities and this is Joe sit who's the founder chairman and we talked to him about some of the political issues because there was a time people didn't want to invest in Mexico because they're worried about the politics he thinks that is really turned around this is what he said I really think that Mexico did well in spite of itself now the politics is much better either way we're getting a woman for the first time as the president of Mexico it'll either be Claudia Scheinbaum or it'll be social God this both of them pro -business listeners touching their communities and really caring about their constituents at all levels and not just considering rhetoric to be the answer as Joe said and it is pretty remarkable I haven't been paying as much attention to it as I should have the elections coming in June yeah they're to going have a woman as their president no matter what Mexico will beat the United States to that point and both of them actually seem to be very pro -business so it's it's quite an extraordinary as we talk about Sandra Day O 'Connor yeah there's a big movement going on down in Mexico actually for women to really start taking over that's remarkable I love that you're talking about about this tonight Larry Summers of course former Treasury Secretary speaks with you almost every week he's going to be on live this week with you've got some important things to reflect on with him too yeah he was eager to come on to talk about Henry Kissinger whom he well knew as well as Charlie Munger who he knew well and we had two passings besides Sandra Day O 'Connor it's been quite a week as you asked but he wants to talk about their legacy and what's going on at the same time he allows us how he's got to talk about open I AI if you recall he's now on the board of open AI and he's supposed to be sorting this out so I'm gonna be curious to ask Larry have you have you talked to him since then how did this happen? I've emailed him but we're going to talk about it tonight because I'm going to say why did you take the job? I said are you sure about this Larry? This is a tough job. I said why'd you take the job? And I'm sure he can't tell us exactly what they're gonna do but at least get a sense of where they're heading I mean what what sort of board do they want? what does What it look like how many people what sorts of people are they looking for? They're looking for somebody to steady the ship here though right they wanted someone with experience some gravitas someone call Larry Summers that that's my surmise that's exactly right they when named Larry I thought okay you got one grown -up you know who's been his Treasury Secretary. No one's had this interview with him since then right this is gonna be the first this is fascinating. Yeah it'll be fascinating. I hope I didn't bury the lead we've got Larry Summers coming in the new board member at OpenAI. I know but remember on Wall Street week it was about a year ago now when he first brought Chat GBT to us he on the air yeah and he said he thinks the generative AI could be as big as he said fire or the wheel it could be that big. Are you using Chat GBT? I have tried it. Do you do show prep with this? What am I doing? What am I missing here? Maybe I should I'd be better if I did it but but I have used it a couple times. What I've used it for actually is when I've already researched something some and then I check and see if I lost missed anything right we were going overseas and I looked for where to go to restaurants and what events are there. The experience I had but maybe I was using it correctly is it told me what I already knew oh how about that I already knew it so I haven't found it revolutionary yet but a lot of research now as you know Joe that says the way to use it is not to substitute for people but to augment people that in fact if you use it in the workplace you will be better at what you do it's just not that you can turn it all over
We're Digging Deep Into Nasir Acikgoz's Journey to the American Dream
"So talk to me you're you are from Turkey that you were telling me I'm from Turkey originally. How did you end up here? Well Right after college finishing undergraduate undergrad in Turkey in electronics engineering. Okay, I talked to my father You know father I said, you know, I just want to go to America United States. He said to me Okay, but why United States you want to learn English? Yes, I want to learn English, but there's England here, huh? Right here three hours away. Why do you want to go all the way to 12 hours with plane? I said, I love the American culture I left the American, you know American dream the the colleges their lifestyle and this was all in the this was in the 1996 okay when I graduated from my from college and I graduate college a little bit earlier I was nineteen nineteen and a half years. Wow. Yes, man. Thank you. I Started going to school like five and a half years old because they had that like a program there different programs at that time They allowed kids to to be the first graders. Yeah to accelerate. Yeah, I took advantage of that and Thank God I passed all the grades, you know, I never missed anything. So as a matter of fact, I'm a third year of college I told my dad this, you know, hey, I want to go to the United States, please, you know, would you will you support me? He's so what you told me Whatever you do son. I'm gonna support you. Mm -hmm. So right after college I started applying to college. I mean the you know, yeah colleges for MBA program Okay, because I said I want to do MBA. I want to do master's in business administration If you ask me why because it was the hit thing in Turkey at that time if you have your Engineering background. I mean undergrad and then you have the MBA all the companies all the corporate guys, you know They want you and especially from the United States, you know the MBA so I had two friends in Orlando Back then and I applied other states as well And one of the guys in Orlando called me, you know, he said look Nasir I know you're applying to other states. We have the house here. We have you know, the dorms everything Yeah, the dorms and everything and and we know people in the college will help you out and we love you come over We'll hang out, you know first I was hesitant I said, you know, I'm gonna go there instead of learning English right away And now we're gonna be hanging out Turkish people, you know, so I had that doubt Yeah, from my town, yes, we know their families my dad knows their dads and but my father told me look It's better to know someone there when you start off and then you don't like it you move somewhere else It's easy, you know easier. It breaks the ice. It breaks the ice So I said, okay, so they send me the application from it's called seminal community college. Okay, it's where the Seminoles India All speakers English all like, you know, and you didn't know any English at this point very very little you speak it Very well. Yeah, I practiced there so much, you know, they applied to college community college. I said, oh, it's a community college It's not a it's not a university and my friends told me look, you know, it's this little college close by to our house It doesn't matter if you call you you're just gonna learn English and here there's no Turkish people only there were some Latins like Puerto Ricans. Yeah, a lot of Puerto Ricans. You're in Orlando. Yeah, that's the Puerto Rican capital. Puerto Rican capital. Yes Back then it was like this 1996 1997. So I loved the idea. I said, okay, no problem So we I applied and they said, okay, no problem. You can start the English as a second language program. I started going there Yes, I was the only Turkish guy. So I had no option but to learn the language So I loved it. So I said, you know what? I'm just gonna stay here I'm not gonna move anywhere else and I started getting to know people Okay I had I met a lot of people there and we started hanging out even though our English all of our our English were a Little bit, you know, like it's off. Yeah, but still with hand gestures with moves and stuff like that You you manage you manage to engage So I finished English as a second language course, then I applied to UCF University of Santa, Florida Okay for the MBA program they accepted me, but they said I need to take a lot of prerequisite courses and I said, okay, and they gave me a list. It was like 12 courses I said, wow, it's too much and I gave you my transcripts guys, you know, I'm an I'm an engineer I mean, but they said hey, you didn't take financial accounting. You didn't take managerial accounting They saw me like economics macro economics micro economics all these courses, you know, you know, and they said You know, you have to take them, okay, so I don't want to say I lost another year year and a half No, you felt like it I felt like it at first but then I appreciate it because that taught me a lot because you're learning the fundamental of Economics financials actually the courses that I took financial and managerial accounting courses They teach you how to read your balance sheet of the company, which is great A lot of people are clueless to that exactly and I actually I'm doing my old balance sheets PNLs That's awesome. I'm looking at every month and I'm kind of you know Looking through it, even though my CPA looks at it almost every month But when he talks about something I already know or you already know So that's why I was like that time out to me like oh my god I'm gonna lose another one year and a half two years, but it ended up working out working out for me so I started MBA program right after I finished it and Study administration business administration, so you studied what you wanted to study when you were with your dad Yes telling them this is what I want to do exactly, okay One little detail I left off before before I got into UCF the first year when I was in seminar community college My roommate told me hey, let's apply for a green card lottery. Oh, I said, what is that? I'm like lottery also is we're gonna win money is like no it's it's called green card lottery I still didn't understand the concept and he told me look you're gonna apply a lot of people are applying and they Pick you and if you they pick you you can stay in this country and you get the residency Okay, I'm like you're kidding for me to get my student visa I have to go through so much so much and they're just gonna give me my green card and that's it over like, you know Yeah, that easy. It's like yes, that's easy. I'm like Let's apply. Let's apply and I'm thinking welcome to the United States. Welcome to American dream.
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Meteorologist Ray Stajic, WLS CME 90, another update in 30 minutes. Some light rain, 43 degrees at O 'Hare, 43 at Midway, and 42 along Chicago's lakefront. Sponsored by Pfizer. Beware if you are 60 or older, you may be at increased risk of hospitalization from RSB, respiratory syncytial virus. Not all dangers come with warning labels. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about getting vaccinated against RSV today. Learn more Beware of RSV .com. Smash and grab thieves have targeted nearly a dozen Chicago auto repair shops in the last few days on the north and northwest sides. At Tuffy Auto Repair in Lakeview, thieves used a brick or large rock to smash the business' windows and were in and out in less than three minutes. Mike Scovitch is the shop foreman there. He spoke with ABC 7. They're just looking for keys and, you know, I'm sure they're frantic and they got a short time period and they got to make it quick. Keys and vehicles were stolen in several of these incidents, including at Tuffy's where a Land Rover and a BMW were taken off the lot. Police are urging business owners to beef up their security. It was 65 years ago today that tragedy struck the city of Chicago. Nick Gale has more. It was on this date in 1958 that a fire broke out at Our Lady of the Angels School in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, shortly before classes were supposed to be dismissed. The fire breaking out in the basement near a stairway. A total of 92 students and three nuns ultimately died when smoke, heat, fire and gases cut them off from corridors and stairways. Many more were injured after they jumped from second floor windows. The disaster led to major improvements in standards for school design and fire safety codes. The cause of the fire was never officially determined. Nick Gale, 890 WLS News. Pedestrians struck by cars may now have less difficulty getting costs covered through their auto insurance after an Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Chris Girococha was by hit a vehicle while riding his bike near Montrose and Kimball roughly three years ago. He spoke with ABC 7. At the moment I didn't feel nothing, not that I like I like died or passed out and then I woke up and then like after incident I got to the hospital and I couldn't like move for like six months my whole right side. Girococha and his family immediately filed a claim with direct auto insurance who initially denied the claim saying he wasn't in a vehicle that was listed on the family's policy. After months of appeals the Illinois Supreme Court finally ruled in favor. their Now Illinoisans who are struck by an uninsured driver may be covered by their auto insurance. Former U S Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O 'Connor who forged a path for a woman in the law, championed ideological compromise, and educated generations of Americans about the rights and duties of citizenship has died. The court announced her death in a statement this morning citing quote complications related to advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer's, and a respiratory illness. Here's ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran. She was the consummate centrist, the consummate pragmatist on the court, an icon for women and girls and men and boys and everyone across the country, the way that she took hold of this job as the first woman on the Supreme Court many decades ago. It's a major loss for the court and the country. Sandra Day O 'Connor was 93 and if you missed it last night, Thursday night football is a high scoring affair. The Dallas Cowboys taking down the Seattle Seahawks 41 35. to WLS news time 1204. On the
Chris Reflects on His Incredible Bond With His Daughter
"Now, how is your daughter handling all this? Three years old, is she doing the sleepovers like great? Because I know you've only had a couple. So I just had my first sleepover, not last Wednesday, but the Wednesday before. So I've never had a time in which I haven't seen my daughter except when they withheld her. So it was like a month or two during that time. But no matter what, I was always, always seeing my daughter every Monday, Wednesday, Friday in the middle of the day, and every other Saturday and Sunday consistently. Never missed any time unless they were the ones withholding. And so, you know, the time difference has been difficult because like you're constantly back and forth dropping off. But for the most part, we have an amazing bond. Like I don't know if it's necessarily really affected her because the first overnight, not a single problem. Like she was like in heaven being here with Daddy. Like she has her own bed and I'm like, are you going to go sleep in your own bed? Are you going to sleep in, where do you want to sleep? And it's like, I'm going to sleep in Daddy's bed. I was like, but don't you want to try your bed out? I'll lay down, but I'm going to sleep in Daddy's bed. And like she just like sprawled out and she was like laying horizontal like my dog on the pillows. And it was like just, it was really adorable. But more importantly, like it was that whole day. I had 24 hours with her where like I wasn't in a rush to do anything. I just, I got to go about my normal day and I had her with me and she was so happy. And just spending the day with Daddy and the doggies and just, it was just so much fun. And then she's now looking forward to it because now she knows Wednesday's on my overnights. But then, you know, October is going to come really quick and now I'm going to have every Wednesday and every Friday. So it's really, it really was something else having her just the entire time without having to negotiate a time back and forth. And part of my negotiating now is like, you know, October is going to be an odd month for the other party because I have her every Friday. Which doesn't give her a weekend. And so I even offered, like, you know, here I am, like, I'm like, listen, you don't have a full weekend. If you want, I'll move the weekends that I don't have her and I'll move that Friday to a different day during the week. I'll have her different, a different day during the week for the overnight and then you'll have a full weekend with her. She still hasn't even responded to that. And that's what's crazy because most men, even me, like I talk about that stuff and I'm like, you're not only compromising for your daughter. But you're also compromising for your, your ex to make her life easier and have her be able to have your daughter on the weekends and things like that. It's like, why would you not try to get along and do that stuff? You know, again, it's, it's, and I, and I've always said this, I said this to everybody, it's not necessarily the ex. Her and I, if you take away the family core thing, her and I have always gotten along really well. It's her mother that's controlling her. She is, she is a pretty amazing person if you take away the grandmother. And so it's the grandmother making these decisions and not her. So like her, her option is either listen to the grandmother and just don't communicate at all, which is what, that's been her strategy this whole time. Is she doesn't have to cooperate because the courts have made the least amount of decisions possible until now. Now she knows that the court is like, you know, it was just a huge bombshell. I did not expect a 50 50 physical custody agreement. Like I did not, I was like mind blown. I just, I was like everyone on my side cause I had people there of course it was like crying. They're like, I'm in tears. Everyone's in tears. They're like, what just happened? It's like, what on earth just happened? Like, you know, I, I just, I just finished a criminal accusation which was indicted and you know, the judge, I actually, there was, there was a pretty big bombshell actually that happened. So part of my PTI is I need to get a psychological evaluation. But part of the transcripts that I showed you before is the judge wanted her to get a psychological evaluation, which basically was us like in 2021. But then the judge backpedaled because my attorney at the time was like, well, the burden of proof is on her. So if you want us to do a psychological evaluation, she should pay for it. And the judge completely backpedaled. She's like, Oh, well she doesn't have support. So how do you expect her to pay for it? Well, you're the one who wanted the evaluation. Okay, we're not going to issue the evaluation. But imagine if an evaluation was issued then how much, how, how nothing else possibly would have happened. I probably never would have been wrongfully accused of a crime. Like she would have been forced to co -parent or I would have had more, more parenting rights or more time with my daughter and she would have had, she would have been forced to co -parent.
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Really look at what C.J. Stroud, okay, you've got two franchises. The Texans, since J.J. Watt's prime, haven't been in a lead franchise, right? They had a run where they were close, whereas Foster and him, they had terrible quarterbacks, but they still were a very contending team, they could play ball. But since then, and also around the same time, Carolina had that run as well with Cam Newton. But these two franchises for the last few years have kind of been in a rut, right? Yes, they have. And it was a decision of a quarterback that just changed their franchises forever. C.J. Stroud goes to there. I thought it was a quick hook. There must be something else going on that we just don't know about. I mean, either that or it became very apparent to the owner that sometimes there's just not any synergy. I mean, there wasn't any chemistry between the head coach who clearly is not in the middle of his career, at the beginning of his career, like a lot of these head coaches are, but he's at the end. And so Tepper might have seen those factors develop behind the scenes and kind of made a decision, but it did seem kind of quick to me. Let's pivot to a topic that I want to give a decent amount of time to. Let's do it. I'm over 20, 25 minutes into the show already. It's flown by. Hey, it's a podcast. We can go on for two hours. That's right, man. That's right. Hey, James, I think this is the most intriguing weekend of college football that we've ever had. In a long time. Hear me out. It's been a long time. Absolutely. We have eight teams in Power Five conferences that are either undefeated or have one loss going into conference championship weekend. The BCS rankings as of right now list Georgia number one at 12-0. They have Alabama number eight at 11-1. Alabama and Georgia play each other this weekend. There are very, very few. I don't know that we've ever gone into the final weekend with, it's the first one that I can think of where there are no guarantees with respect to who these final four teams will be. And here's what I mean by that. Very rarely have we ever gone into a weekend and the team that sits at the top of the BCS playoff rankings, in this case, Georgia. Usually Georgia in the past couple of years, they've been in this position, right? So I mean, they're going on two years now, three years, but in the past they've been able to lose the SEC title game or didn't make it in there. It didn't matter. The one team was always going to be in there. That's not the case this year. I mean, I think it should be. I think Georgia, whether they lose on Saturday or not, should be one of the top four teams in the BCS playoffs. I'll just walk through it and get your thoughts on it. You have number one, Georgia, they play number eight in Alabama. And one would think that the winner of that game gets a spot, but I don't know that that's a hundred percent guaranteed because you have Texas at number seven. They beat Alabama at the beginning of the year. And I do want to talk about that in a little bit, but sitting at number two, you have the Michigan Wolverines.
Biden's Climate Obsession Blinds Intelligence
"To its intelligence advisory board a task for the tracks national security issues and executive orders that required the intelligence community to assess security risk posed by climate change may have contributed America's to failure to spot Hamas' planning beforehand. Hamas has been planning the attack for over a according year to reports. This world faces unprecedented threats from the Biden administration. The Biden administration is shifting intelligence and defense assets to focus on climate change. And while that was happening in the United States, in Israel Ehud Barak had been leading a three -year coup should Netanyahu win the prime ministership again and build a coalition for three years with the help of the Democrat Party in the United States, with the help of the New York Times Thomas and Friedman, with the help of J Street and other organizations of self -hating Jews, the Jewish vote, and by the way an attorney by Noam Chomsky. Look him up. See who he is. I do my homework. The media do not. While they were leading a coup, while they were leading a revolution, while they were leading a civil war against
Fresh update on "three years" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Although, and now we know that he was, right? Now we know that he was, but they went by a mile. Yeah, that's right. They went, can we say something real quick though, Chip, no one, no one was sure about CJ Stroud. I want to make, I want everyone to be clear about this. Yes. There were people talking about CJ Stroud and Bryce Young and there were people calling Bryce Young, the Steph Curry of the NFL, whatever that means. Yes. And there were people like CJ Stroud could be good, but there were more doubters about CJ Stroud than any quarterback I can remember recently besides like, you know, Justin Fields I can think of too. But there were a lot of doubts about both these guys and CJ Stroud has come out and arguably been a top five quarterback on the planet. Like that's a, that's a real number that doesn't normally happen. What CJ has done this year is it's beyond what anybody could have ever imagined. And candidly, you know, what do you, what do you, I mean, had Carolina taken CJ Stroud with the first pick, James, would he be putting these numbers up in Charlotte? No, no, because Charlotte's a mess. And this is where I wanted to ask you a question. Firing Frank Reich is the most absurd thing I can think of. First and foremost, Frank Reich is probably the happiest man on the planet because one, he doesn't have to coach a bad football team, but two, he gets paid by them and the Colts for the next three years. Am I wrong? Three or four years to do nothing. I know the Panthers was a four year deal. So you get paid to do nothing. But you know, if I'm him, I'm just taking four years vacation. That's what I'm doing. You know, I've never really. Yeah. He said, he said, he's, he's, he's not done with coaching, but this is probably his last foray in the NFL. And it probably makes sense. Right now. Here's my problem. I understood. I think we all understood when Jacksonville had Urban Meyer, they had to fire him. It was one season, but it was a horrifying season. As far as there was talk in the locker room about how bad it was. He was disrespectful. There's the videos of him at the bar with the young girls and like, it was, it was a, to be, it was a blank show. Like it was awful. This, the only thing they're talking about is that the team isn't playing well. And you're going to give a coach 12 games? Yeah, it did. Well, he, well, let's talk about that because I think the reality is if CJ Stroud was not putting up the numbers that he's putting up with the Texans, I don't think this firing would have happened. Right? If CJ Stroud was putting up even average rookie numbers, which he's not doing, he's putting up top five NFL quarterback numbers, but he was putting up even average rookie numbers. I think Frank Reich stays in there. I don't understand how that has anything to do with, I mean, I get, I get what you're saying. I understand the owner who's fairly new to this whole thing. But well, keep in mind real quick, James, keep in mind too. This is the same owner who did not retain Steve Wilkes last year when Wilkes is the interim coach from the Matt Wolf firing went six and six. I mean, right now, six and six looks like a really good deal for the Carolina Patriots. Yes. Oh my God. It does. I don't, I don't understand, I guess I don't understand like what, like I think what happened is Frank Reich was like, listen, I did not want this kid and it's hard for me to coach him. Like, I think that's the problem. Well, it has to be. It absolutely has to be something in that category because also, also, also given the exit door and given, you know, their papers to walk at the same time was quarterback's coach, Josh McCown, and then Drew Staley, who was the, I think he was the assistant head coach. So, you know, probably a Frank Reich disciple, but that's a lot of changes to make, you know, So, with six games left in the season and, you know, Tepper was asked, Tepper who also owns the, the, the soccer franchise in Charlotte, even though he has a house in Miami and Pittsburgh and really doesn't have, didn't have any ties to the Carolina areas until Carolina area, until he purchased a majority stake in the Panthers. But you know, he was quoted as saying everybody in the franchise, everybody, unanimous is the word he used. And that means everybody. It was unanimous that we all believed that Bryce Young was the best pick and look in fairness to Bryce Young, he's got zero offensive line. I'm not done with Bryce Young yet. Yeah. If you're done with Bryce Young already, you're, listen, he's got very few skill players. Look, I love Adam Phelan. I was just going to say, Adam Phelan is his best receiver and I'm a fan. And he's a good piece and, and he's, he's a good backup receiver on my fans. He would be great as a number two or three right now, if you had Adam Phelan as your second or third receiver, you're in good shape. And that's what he wants. That means you have nothing else, but he's hands down the best, the best skill player that they have. And no, and they gave away so much to, they gave away so much to get that pick. I mean, this team's not going to get better next year.
A highlight from Crenshaw to Crypto With DeShone Kizer of One of None and Jorge Peniche of The Marathon Clothing
"DK, do you want to just give us the quick kind of how you guys now are working together and what we're doing now? It sounds like both of you have Roc Nation connections also, so shout out to Jay -Z and what they've done there. What's the future of how these brands, both one of non -marathon, are getting together and what you're going to be doing? And also, to JP's point, how are you utilizing that toolkit that they really helped to pioneer in going into the future? Absolutely. I mean, Avery, coming from the brand side of things, isn't this a dream? It's like there's not one thing that we have to like create new. It really became like a wait, we need to pause, go backwards and do as much research as we can because everything that we want to do from a technology standpoint, that everything that Web3 stands on top of, there's about five different ways for us to sculpt this to be something that is like directly in line with everything that they had been working on for a decade. So what we end up landing on is there's a couple key features that we thought we could really do in a next generation way. One is this concept of connecting physical to digital, taking, like you said, the free digital download alongside a physical copy and then relating engagement and reward opportunities based on your ownership of the asset. That's something that we thought that we could do better than anyone else in the world. That's where I spent the last three years. I understand the culture. I understand bridging the most forefront of technology into the neighborhoods that I grew up in. I knew I'd be the best at that. So that made me excited as a partner for those guys of doing that, bridging physical to digital for that. The second one is a big part of this is that there's a gap from the cryptocurrency to where we're at today within the proud to pay world that we almost missed out on. And that was, you know, the most traditional NFT drop. Candidly, we came in saying, you know, starting to partner with those guys at the early conversations into 21 or into 22, early 23 and saying, like, guys, this isn't a time for that. We're out of that phase of a traditional PFP project. It's time for us to go in a different direction. But, you know, under Black Sam's leadership, I quickly realized that, no, there's something that we have to go do still. We still need to make sure that there's a piece of the marathon in that PFP world, being that, you know, what he was doing and NIP was doing 10 years ago is what these guys have been trying to do. So we want to make sure we do this the right way. So what we partnered on is through Roc Nation. You know, that was just our relationship. They represent the brand. And so they've been in every call with us, making sure things go as smooth as we can and with some of the resources they have the power. And what we built is a traditional PFP membership to get things started. That's the next generation of Proud to Pick. Over the last decade, there's been a couple of different ways to get involved. Well, from here on out, the only way to get involved is through owning the marathon line, a true PFP project, but a PFP project that is true to the brand. I mean, from hand drawn art on every asset that's on it, every piece that you see, from an outfit to a pair of sneakers to a hat or items that have been released through the marathon. Every background you see is a monumental moment throughout Nipsey's Marathon that we're trying to bring to the forefront. So we wanted to make sure that we tap that first. Let's go out there and do a true PFP project to get things rolling. And then from there, you know, now let's get into all of those elements that we've been able to backtrack on of hustling and acquiring wealth, making sure you're turning your products into assets, making sure you're thinking about the longevity of your collectibles. So doing that through provenance and timelines and the ability to exchange the physical items. And through the random rewards that you just didn't know was going to happen, these things happen very quickly through our product to pay. So we wanted to make sure that we wanted to have an environment where you just never know what you might get. You might get an update a week before that. You got, you know, 10 percent discount on this early access on that. There's a lot of that. And what we call the marathon vault. And lastly, is making sure that once you're in this community, that you are first to know on anything that's up to come. So other from traditional drops they do in the marathon clothing to other digital initiatives, just from my little bit of time working with the brand, these guys have much bigger plans to not only preserve the legacy, but elevate the legacy specifically in a digital world across a couple of different activations. And we want the marathon vault, you know, the product to pay members to go to be the first to know. And, you know, kind of the one stop shop to be able to stay in touch on what's going to happen in maybe the gaming world, maybe the, you know, the Web3 world, maybe the cryptocurrency world. That's where we come in. We're the infrastructure. We want to be the connection between the physical and the digital. We want to be the platform that you can come in and log in and prove your ownership that you have that NFT to show that you're proud to pay member. And then essentially reroute you to all the different initiatives that we've been working on with these guys. So once again, discounts, engagement services to the products and what will be that back in dashboard for those guys and continue to. Once again, we weren't there with them through a lot of those stories, but hopefully use be the technology that can preserve those and push those forward the same way they're trying to push forth legacy. Just by the way, this is like one of the product offerings. So if you do have a proud to pay membership, you'll be able to purchase a proud to pay member only item. So it's like a diecast armored truck, which we actually have a real armored truck that resembles this race is modeled after something real. And each one of them is numbered. This is an addition of a thousand. So these are the type of product offerings we have. We also have like a all money in branded money counter, not just a bill counter, but the real money counters. Same ones you see if you're a bank teller and they're running through money, like saying it's the real deal money counter, which is something true to our brand. Obviously with the name like all money in, no money out. Yeah, that's what we're doing. Amazing. So how does one become a member? How do people join this community? First, we went backwards. We went to, you know, the a thousand Crenshaw signed copy official owners of the physical asset first. And then we went to also the mailbox money mixtape in 2015. There's a hundred copies of those at a thousand bucks a pop. So, you know, picked up those original eleven hundred there and then, you know, have been slowly rolling this thing out. You know, we're in the 10 year anniversary of the Crenshaw mixtape. So back on October 8th, directly on a 10 year anniversary, we had a little pop up event. So the collaborators on the project, alongside some new Web3 people, we wanted to get mixed in as partners into this, all came together to kind of announce this and get things rolling. So moving forward, the only way to become proud to pay is to own the Marathon Line NFT. So you come over to the Marathon Vault, you'd be able to purchase right there on the site. I'm obviously eliminating all the blockchain, you know, purchase a credit card, spend up managed wallets behind. But we're truly Web3. You know, that's another element to this is that there's no reason for us to shy away from blockchain, shy away from the NFT world. So while there is your non crypto native routes to everything, these are still, you know, we're operating either on an L2 polygon or an L1 Ethereum to make everything happen. And that's running in the background. So making sure that a true crypto, a true NFT lover can come in with their own non -custodial wallet and get the experience the same exact way that we can, you know, off chain. Which seems true to the final vision of what JP and Nipsey and the team were building, you know, way back when, bringing it to the future. We'll definitely keep our eyes out for it. Guys, thank you for spending so much time with us. We look forward to seeing where you guys are going with it. We'll make sure in the show notes, people can find everything you guys just talked about as well. And just, yeah, really appreciate you giving us the stories, JP, the kind of origin story of how this all came together, which was fascinating. TK, all the stuff you guys are doing with one of none. Really appreciate your time. Of course. Appreciate you guys. Thank you. I Sam, think this is the first time we had like a historical like piece of paper, receipts were ready. JP was not messing around. He remembers everything and he was there and it was really incredible to hear his stories. Yeah, I mean, I, as a hip hop fan, Nipsey was always on my radar as someone, as a creator musically. I did not realize how deep you went when it comes to his thinking about the ecosystem around his membership community and his fan base. I remember, I believe it's in Bobby Hundred's first book. He actually talks about how powerful Nipsey's like thinking was around this stuff. And he was a big inspiration for Bobby as well. So I was glad that we had them on 50th anniversary of hip hop in November. We had to make sure we represented. So pretty excited about that. And let's just wrap it up there and we'll see you guys next week. Dempsey, thank you guys as always for tuning in. This was a little bit of a different episode. So let us know what you thought and you love it. If you want to hear more sort of culture and hope you all have a wonderful week. We'll catch you all next week.
A highlight from S14 E13: Basketball Coach to Godipa Leader
"Hello, welcome to the Eloni show. I'm your host John Meloni in this episode don't have regulars cuz reasons I guess As for I guess he's from Almeri Netherlands he is a writer and he used to be a professional basketball coach and also Have a leadership and meditation group along with his wife called God pier Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Marco van Dan Berg Scholten Excellent you pronounced that very British Lee. Thank you So, how's life oh really Wonderful, actually if you don't get immersed in the news on the world Things going on in the world between nations And I Limit yourself limit myself to my inner world. Life is very very nice and very rewarding as of now. Oh Okay, I could say that and Have you been up too much recently? Yes, I've been busy Promoting my first novel Which is much More work than I'd anticipated. It would be And I'm actually daily writing on a second novel I Do that every morning. I was actually at it just now And then I have a 16 year old daughter Who who requires Some answers every now and then and I also have a wonderful marriage with a wife who travels a lot So I've been very busy actually Very good. Very good so What is it you mainly do for a living? Well, I like us like I like you can see in my bio. I was a basketball coach for the last 34 years professionally and I I own a very small leadership company in Germany That Every now and then I take Some small assignments in that regard Mostly individual Coaching of leaders every now and then also questions concerning group dynamics And the money that I make from those things can still sustain me Fabulous yes So what what was what was it like being a professional basketball coach oh It was it was very interesting in a learning experience for sure because I always wanted to be a player myself and I never really thought of becoming a coach I studied journalism and then history But I got injured very young And then my coach asked me to become his assistant coach, this is all during my study times my period of university and From that on I did three years of being his assistant coach in the first league I I was asked to become a basketball coach, which was never in the cards or at least not consciously planned so I rolled into it as we say in the Netherlands and I rolled on for 30 years basically and and each each new season each new year I learned something new and you also the thing that I Like most about it is incredibly honest work Because everything you put in or fail to put in your team is immediately represented on the floor You cannot hide it.
A highlight from Aim to be above your business
"In this short talk episode I speak to Jonathan Jay about his experience in buying and growing businesses over the past 25 years. Jonathan bought a total of 53 businesses over the course of six years with five being before the pandemic and 48 during the pandemic. In this conversation he shares the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make when buying a business and the importance of identifying game -changing acquisitions based on the financial numbers, knowing when to sell business at its peak and the value of not being emotionally attached to the business. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Jonathan Jay. How you doing Jonathan? I'm very good thank you Judith, thank you for having me on. No thanks for coming on board. Now tell me, what's your favourite thing ever? I was expecting this to be a question about buying a business. My favourite thing ever? Oh my goodness, that's such a broad... my daughter, there you go. Can't get better than that. No you cannot, I bet she's gorgeous when she smiles. Even when she's grumpy she's fairly gorgeous. Brilliant. Jonathan tell us a bit more about you. Well this coming year, 2024, is my 25th anniversary of doing buying, selling, owning, growing and all those sorts of things in business. I've actually been in business longer but my first business was sale in 1999, so coming up to the 25th anniversary and it feels like yesterday in some ways and it feels like a very long time in other ways and I'm going to take it a lot easier from next year onwards, spend a little bit more time doing things other than businessy things. Interesting, so when you buy these businesses do you onboard a management team or do you become the CEO for a while or what do you do? Well it's an all depends answer on the different situations. I'm not particularly interested in operations and I'm not very good at it either. I'm not really the people person that's required to do that sort of thing so I always prefer other people to do that. Okay it's always good to know so many CEOs, founders as well they sort of get trapped into running it when they're not the right person. Well yes that's right because at the beginning you do everything yourself don't you? You are the business in every way possible so it takes quite a mind shift change to say that's not going to be me and there aren't any rules about when it stops being you. Does it stop being you after 12 months or 24 months? There's no rule so it just ends up being you all the time because at the beginning you can't justify anyone else being involved. You can't afford anyone else usually but it is a trap so the work on your business rather than in your business, massive cliche now but when Michael Gerber wrote The E -Myth over 35 years ago I think, it was quite a revolutionary change in people's thinking and he encapsulated it so well with that phrase work on rather than in and now I say to people work above the business so you become the investor rather than the doer or just the owner. And how easy is it to do that? I've never heard of anyone talking about being above the business. How easy is it to get there? Well there are very few things in business that are easy because everything takes discipline, effort, hard work, dedication and all of those things but I think it's important because if you do get dragged into the day -to -day you become the bottleneck in your own business and the growth of your business is going to be throttled by your time and your energy and to have boundless energy in our 20s and 30s past the age of 50 maybe the energy level is not quite what it used to be and we look forward to an early night and a good night's sleep so therefore capturing the energy and enthusiasm of other people allows you to do far more than if it was completely dependent upon you. Okay that makes sense. So in the last three years you've bought 48 businesses so tell me about that journey. Yes it's more than that actually, 53. So yeah I did a buy and build in 2019 which is what's that like that was five years ago actually five years back that I've been thinking about for a year prior to that so it really goes back about six years and I bought five of these businesses before the pandemic, 48 during the pandemic and it was stressful at times. I've got to admit that it wasn't plain sailing, very few people I've ever met have done that. There's only one person I can think of who's done it that aggressively and I ran out of energy. I was helping my daughter with her spelling homework and she was reading through the words for her spelling test that coming that coming week and one of the words was unhappy and she looked at me and she said that's you. Wow. And I said oh okay okay I let it go and the next day I said why did you say that and I said what makes me unhappy and she said work and I thought I've just suddenly become a very poor role model and at one point I was hospitalized. I'm not trying to put people off buying a business, I'm trying to put people off buying 53 businesses in like it was actually two and a half years. The stress started to get to me so no amount of money or no obsession with business is worth your health, your relationships, your family and all of those things and I think that early on in our careers we put everything behind our business and our career and then I think again when you tip into maybe when you tip into your 40s then you tip into your 50s you realize that you've got to get your priorities right because you start saying life is too short way too many times you've only yourself repeating that again and again life is too short life is too short so I think it's getting that work -life balance again yeah that was a kind of a new phrase 20 years ago and now it's work -life balance this that and the other but it's but it is very important. So you risked your health doing what you did but why did you do that? No one had a choice to be fair it kind of crept it kind of crept up at me I wasn't intentionally doing that. I had these stomach pains that wouldn't go away and one particular night you know I just didn't sleep the entire night I was just such agony and I was googling appendicitis and that was actually on the other side so it wasn't appendicitis I thought I couldn't figure out what it what it was I always thought my stomach was kind of in the middle and it's not actually it's to the to the side so I figured it was my stomach so I went to the doctor which I don't you know not something I've ever done on a regular basis and the next day I was having a colonoscopy which is not my favorite medical procedure out of all the medical procedures there are available a colonoscopy is not my most favorite one and they couldn't find anything which was good in some ways but what what was causing these the the stomach pains and it was all stress related so that was when I decided I've got to make a bit of a life lifestyle choice here and however big the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if I'm not here you know because I'm as long as possible and I can't risk um you know I can't risk my health sort of suffering because of something which is let's face it financially based so um so yeah yeah it's a very common trait though isn't it entrepreneurs pushing themselves far too far um because I suppose you just get used to it and then it makes then it becomes harder to let it go oh I mean I I I have been and to a certain degree even now addicted to my phone I mean it's like it's like I get uncomfortable if it's not in my hand or I can feel it in my pocket which is bizarre I mean I shouldn't be looking at my emails at the weekend should I I mean it's like what's happening at the weekend nothing's happening at the weekend so so why am I even looking um so so it's but but I but I also remember the very very first day back in I think it must have been the mid -2000s when someone showed me how I could actually get emails on my phone and it was like oh my goodness I don't have to sit at my desktop to get my I can actually get them on my phone and you think that um you know if you if you again if you go back 20 25 years where we didn't have Facebook and we didn't have social media we didn't have um phones of any description but we still managed okay actually this is going back 30 years we still managed okay and we managed with a fax machine and uh you never hear anyone saying they make more money now than they did back then because they've got phones and technology yeah it it it is meant to improve communication but I don't remember anyone ever saying communication was was bad it was just you worked with what you've got and you didn't expect an instant yeah people these days you send them a whatsapp message and you don't reply instantly it's like a it's it's it's considered to be rude um where you know no one ever got upset when you faxed them and you didn't fax back immediately had it changed for the better not necessarily yeah why did you buy all those businesses in such a short period of time and it was in opportunity um that uh it was an opportunity to grow a grow a a pretty sizable group the fourth largest in the sector um within a short space of time and the pandemic was good in some ways business -wise bad in other ways um and one of the ways it was good it was because there were we just went for it um what it was it was just opportunistic that's all what type of businesses are they are these were all uh child care oh wow okay that made do you do you still have those no well my my business partner took over when I I I decided like I said the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was not was not as enticing as I thought it was going to be so she took over um uh and and she was the child care expert I I was just the guy with the idea so my contribution was I had the idea and I knew how to do the deals and get the deals done um apart from having a child I I don't really know anything about uh how to run a child care business it's all highly regulated and you know I'm not qualified to do that anyway okay that makes sense so how did you know which of those businesses were good businesses to buy next to other businesses that you didn't buy uh because I looked at 500 so I looked at 500 first and it was kind of like a one in ten um of the of the 500 uh despite that you know some of them were better than others because they're not all created equally um and and some had some inherent cultural issues uh some had reputational some issues had financial issues uh you never get a perfect business right every business something that isn't appealing to someone else um maybe as the owner you live with it but to a new owner they wouldn't think it was um a good thing uh so so yeah so so the the bottom line was having choice of looking at looking at 500 in quick succession so if somebody was sitting there and they were thinking I need to I want to buy a business yeah is there any key things other than the fact that obviously you know the financials if you take the financials out is there any key things that people should be looking at well it is actually the financials the largest part because you want a business that's that's making good money and if you're going to buy a business why would you buy a business making 50 000 a year when you can buy a business making 500 000 a year with the same level of effort um as actually is easier to buy the larger business and the smaller business the larger business is going to be a better business than the smaller business um so they're uh yeah so the financials actually are are absolutely critical uh it's got to have enough staff enough people because you always get some when you buy a business you always get some people you want something that if you've if you've got a business with five members of staff and two leave you've got yourself a big problem uh if you've got a business with 50 members of staff and five leave or six leave it you know you don't notice yeah sometimes they were surplus to requirements anyway uh you've got to have a business that's big enough to be able to afford some good people to run it because you don't want that if uh it if it if it's you and you just bought yourself a job uh and even though it might be a well -paid job yeah we've kind of created that bottleneck that we were talking about earlier yeah and how did what sort of weight do you put on things like the culture of the organization well the that's the hardest part so you know if you buy two businesses one has a nine to five you know you walk in at one minute to nine you leave at one minute to five and then you've got the other which is work hard play hard and you know we're on call we're available anytime we'll do what's required to grow this business you try and put those two groups of people together and they won't mix so that cultural match is is really difficult and getting the staff on side is really important and that you know we did it really well and we did really badly yeah so and everything in between and sometimes it's practice slightly outside of your control as well so um you know you you might have a seller who who is a reluctant seller and some for some reason doesn't want the buyer to be successful and definitely doesn't want the buyer to be more successful than they were doesn't want to show doesn't want to be shown up so they they spike it a little bit with the staff and it's amazing how many people sell a business and then keep in touch with the staff and want to know everything that's going on they can't let go oh i suppose after 20 years of ownership i get that i understand that but uh that that makes things a little bit tricky so the the people aspects are typically the hardest okay thank you that's really that's really a good point so what are you doing now then um i go on holiday a lot and i take my daughter to school i pick her up from school um i watch uh dancing uh uh shows uh gymnastics competitions the other night last night and uh and i i do that i i i fill my day um helping other people buy businesses and benefiting from my experience over the last 25 years so uh these are either business owners already who want to expand by buying another business or they're entrepreneurially minded people quite a few property investors recently are not getting a very good return on property um and uh and see an opportunity in business so it's a it's a combination of all of uh all those different types of people and i i have sort of groups of business owners and entrepreneurs who come together and i guide them through the business buying process so they don't make all the mistakes and there's a lot of mistakes you can make and i've made all of them so i can help people avoid them that sounds really good so is there a top five mistakes that entrepreneurs make when they're trying to buy a business yeah um this is in no particular order because it's off the top of my head but uh definitely uh letting uh emotion rule the decision so ahead so it you turn into a motivated buyer you want to buy it and therefore you've got to make the deal work even though the deal shouldn't work it actually would help you if the deal didn't work um buying a business that's too small so you end up um getting involved because you have to and the business can't afford anyone to replace the exited owner um another mistake is using your own money you should never use your own money when buying a business why would you do that um you know we can we can finance the the acquisition without you having to reach into your own pocket and that's why people can buy multi -million pound businesses without being a multi -millionaire uh you don't need the money to to do that you just need the knowledge and the three mistakes that people make uh mistake number four um is that uh let's see um they uh get the numbers wrong so they don't do sufficient due diligence to understand exactly how much profit the business makes uh what the business will continue to make under the new ownership you know they rush the deal they rush this part of it because it's not very exciting due diligence um it's a little bit like waiting for the house survey to come back when you've already want to buy the house and even if there's a hole in the roof and you're gonna buy that house so people ignore the due diligence or skimp on it that's four thing four mistakes that people make i've done a video i've done actually done a video series of 12 mistakes that people make uh and uh so let me think of one of those for number five for you um so i i think going into an acquisition without enough knowledge of what to do so feeling as though you can make it up as you go along you can pick up bits of information of the internet i mean goodness me if you spend enough time on the internet you'll you'll be so confused because people say different things what you need is a process you need a system to follow you need to say like this is the first thing i do this is the second thing to the third thing and every time i see someone follow the system they get the result if they don't follow the system they don't get the result and it becomes frustrating or it becomes expensive or they end up just not doing it so i think it's really important to follow that process follow that system so there you go there's five mistakes that people make they're really good ones actually and they're things that you don't automatically think of and that i like the idea about not being a motivated buyer because you make mistakes because you just need and like you say you just need to buy it when it's been going on for ages so it's just like i've put i've already invested x amount of time so now it's i might as well just do well it um yes or i've spent x amount of money and yeah i feel as though i i have an obligation to follow through uh which is just not some not a good idea uh at all you you are looking for a motivated seller you're looking for somebody who wants to sell because if they don't want to sell why you know what you're going to do you're going to try and persuade them to sell to you does that sound like it's ever going to be a good deal so you want someone who wants to sell and you'll find that the more they want to sell the better the deal for you so out of all though millions of businesses out there i think you're probably better off finding someone who really is motivated to sell rather than someone who doesn't want to yeah and i suppose the other thing to think about is if you've got another business or other businesses is how does this one adds to the portfolio or does it distract from the portfolio i guess another one isn't it exactly and and it becomes a distraction it becomes a bad distraction if it's small and it sucks up time but doesn't give you anything back uh it's a good distraction um if it's a game changer acquisition and that and that's what uh um that's always what we're that that is a game changer or just something that you want to do how do they how can they tell the difference uh it's usually down to the numbers right okay to give an example a father and son duo who just bought their first business recently with my help um eight million of revenue 1 .1 million of pre -tax profit that's a game changer deal where you know you buy a business 20 that makes 000 pounds a year well that's never going to set the world alight right it's just like why put the effort in you might as well go and buy the bigger the bigger business okay and do you have any thoughts about knowing when to sell when someone should be thinking about it's time to sell yeah when things are going well but no one wants to sell when things are going well because i say well why would i sell things are going well now that's when you get the um most value and things don't go well forever no business goes up and up and up and up and up and up and up every business you know it goes up and down it's like a roller coaster so you need to know when you're going getting up to the top of the the peak and when you're going up to the top of the peak that's when you sell when you reach the top the only way is down and that's when you get the worst value and that's when you become seriously motivated to sell you should be motivated to sell because the business is doing well not motivated to sell because the business is doing badly. That makes a lot of sense and I guess you need to not be emotionally attached to the business because that's when it's difficult to sell. You get the best value if you're not emotionally attached. If you are emotionally attached your value goes down every single time. This is really useful. Thank you so much for that. Before we finish is there anything Jonathan you want to add or leave with the audience? Can I give a plug for my YouTube channel? Yeah go ahead and do it. If you type my name Jonathan J J A Y into YouTube I've got over 200 videos on buying a business and all interviews with my clients who've done it, me doing presentations to groups of people, all different types of videos and there's some free training videos there as well. If anyone's interested in doing this check out the Jonathan J YouTube channel. Brilliant and I think that will help as you said it's always good to have a bit of a template a bit of a process and an idea of what to expect rather than getting super excited and go I've got some money I can do something. Yeah and keep your money in your pocket don't use your own money when buying the business. Brilliant thank you so much for coming on the show. My pleasure thank you Judith. You're welcome and thank you out there for tuning into the Maverick Paradox podcast. I'm Judith Germain your host and thank you very much for listening to us today. The Maverick Paradox. Judith Germain is an author, speaker, consultant, mentor and trainer and the leading authority on maverick leadership. She is the founder of the Maverick Paradox which supports organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities and to help business owners develop and grow their businesses. Judith enables individuals, business owners and organizations to improve their impact and influence. She is also HR Zones leadership columnist and her expert opinion has appeared in national, international and trade press.
A highlight from EP148 Decoding SaaS Security: Demystifying Breaches, Vulnerabilities, and Vendor Responsibilities
A highlight from BCB134_ANDY SCHOONOVER: Fiscal & Physical Health
"Which might as well be Darth Vader, right? Like we're screwing Darth Vader, right? Like nobody cares if Darth Vader gets screwed, right? And what we're trying to say is like, no, no, no, you're screwing me, a human being who has to ultimately pay for this. This is the Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast, a show where average Joe firefighters explore the most important monetary technology of the 21st century. We talk Bitcoin, we talk finance, and we talk shit. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome in. Glad you're here for another week on Blue Collar Bitcoin. This time around, Josh and myself, Dan, got the pleasure of spending an hour with Andy Schoonover. After attending Stanford Business School, Andy has built an impressive entrepreneurial and business resume. Since 2021, he's been the founder and CEO of CrowdHealth, a company looking to completely redefine the meaning of healthcare in today's society. Andy also hosts a great show called the Sovereign Health Podcast, and he's a dead serious Bitcoiner. He recorded this episode from the Bitcoin Commons in Austin, Texas, for Pete's sake. You'll be able to tell right away Andy was practically born with a microphone in front of his face, and this chat was substantive. We cover the importance of creating a work -life balance, why the medical -industrial complex is so opaque and so expensive, and what CrowdHealth is doing to fix it, metabolic health, butt -naked ice baths, and much more. We think that you'll agree after listening to Andy that what CrowdHealth is pioneering is truly badass. If you have healthcare needs, and you want to cut your costs and support human beings rather than large insurance companies, CrowdHealth is more than worth a peek. You can come and go as you please, month to month, no stupid commitments, no confusing bullshit. And if you so choose, you can use code BLUE for a significant discount on your first six months. Lastly, as price starts heading north, I'm going to take time to remind all of you folks to self -custody your freaking Bitcoin. If you don't hold the private keys, you hold a Bitcoin IOU, not the real thing. Someone else is your Bitcoin Dom. Assuming you're not a sub, take custody yourself folks, or at the very least start learning how this process works. Our go -to solution for storing our Bitcoin private keys is the Cold Card. It's extremely secure, easy to use, and Bitcoin only. We've used these bad boys for years. They simply work. You can use code BCB, that's BCB, for a delectable discount on Cold Card, and click the CoinKite link down in our notes to see discounts on a variety of other CoinKite products, including the BlockLocks. Josh, Andy, Schoonover, Daniel, is here. In usual fashion, we just got a lot of good stuff out of the way before we click record, but we'll have to leave that up to the audience's imagination, right, Andy? We got some saucy stuff on the Sovereign Health podcast just before we click record that we can't disseminate to the world, unfortunately, now. We are. It's locked in. We're going to have to tread lightly in this one too, Andy, because we're going to be talking, I'm sure, quite a bit about being paramedics, about our day job. We actually had an incident in our last episode where this happened a couple of times on this show where we get a little too specific and we're like, wait, could that really fuck us down the road if a chief listened to that? We've got to basically go, this happened to someone we know at a neighboring department years ago, whatever story that we're about to just throw out there. Didn't happen with us. It happened with somebody else far, far away. Twenty years ago, we knew a guy that worked somewhere else that once had a patient where this went down. Friend of a friend. Exactly. Yeah. Well, good to hang out with you guys. It's been about, what, about a year since we last hung out. So appreciate y 'all having me on. I think about exactly. Now is the time. You know, everybody's thinking about healthcare for next year. So I appreciate y 'all having me on this time of year. As always, last year was super fun. So I'm sure we will not disappoint this time around. No, we won't. Yeah. We just finished open enrollment at the department. It's like herding cattle too. Like the, you know, they send out the initial email from HR, you get half of the firemen that do it. Another week goes by. You've got stragglers. You got to kind of get the shepherd's crook around their neck, pull them in the pen. It's like when you do a sexual harassment training, you know, nobody wants to do it. Like who wants to sit there and they want to click through, like, don't touch anyone on the penis. Don't look at anyone's ass, obviously like, yes, yes, I know I'll take the bullshit quiz. I'll get 75 % on it and I'll move on with my day. You guys went that direction. I was thinking more like doing taxes every year. Like it's one of those things like you hate doing, you know, we're actually going to put up a post either today or tomorrow on Twitter around, like do this once and never have to worry about it again. Cause we don't have open enrollments at crowd help. Like it's month to month. If you want to quit next month, if you want to quit in four years, you can quit in four years. Our average person's, you know, with us for two and a half or three years or something like that. So, um, you know, it takes five minutes to sign up. You never have to worry about it again. How beautiful is that? That's worth its weight in gold. Sure is. Yeah. I heard you when you were on with breed love, one of my main takeaways that everyone listening is thinking is why is the system and, and even just your plan, take it. If you've had a health insurance plan, an HMO, a PPO, whatever it is, it is one of the most confusing things anyone ever comes across. I consider myself squared away on so many fronts can, can read through these documents, generally understand them when it comes to healthcare.
A highlight from Introduction to Philippians
"Brothers and sisters, I would encourage you to open up your Bibles this evening to Philippians. We're going to be taking a look at Philippians chapter 1 and verses 1 and 2. We are beginning the book of Philippians. Today will be more of an introduction to that particular book than anything else. I will attempt to talk about the author, the themes, the aim of the epistle, the things that we can learn from it without spoiling too much of the content so that later on as we preach on individual portions, it becomes anticlimax after anticlimax. I don't want to give away the entire book, but I do want you to have an idea of where it came from, why it is so very important to us today, what we can learn from it, and to see the similarities that exist between this book and indeed our own time. As I'll be discussing in the sermon, Philippi was actually a military colony, and you may have noticed we live in a military colony for the most part. So the resemblances between us and the Philippians, apart from the fact that we have microwaves and cell phones and things like that, and they did not, are very strong. They are still the same kind of people who deal with the same kind of difficulties. They too had a state which was sometimes nice to them and sometimes which oppressed them very badly. They also dealt with the problems of relationships and all of the things that the fall has brought in. So as we look at Philippians and we hear Paul writing to this beloved congregation of his, let us seek to apply it to our own time, but before we come to the word of God, let go us to the God who has given us this word and let's ask him to bless it. Please join me. Oh sovereign Lord, we do pray now that you would be the illuminator of our minds, that you would help us to understand your word. I pray that you would help me to divide it to write, that you would give me liberty and power and unction as I do so, that oh Lord, I would not say anything that goes against your word. I know I am a man with feet of clay. I am capable of interpreting the word or wrong, but I pray Lord that you would prevent me from doing so. I do pray also Lord that you would give me the sustaining power to go through this book, a right, and to apply it to your people. May you give us ears to hear and hearts to receive all that you have to tell us. We pray this in Jesus' holy name. Amen and amen. Philippians chapter one and I'll be reading verses one and two. It says the word of the Lord. Paul and Timothy bond servants of Jesus Christ to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the bishops and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. I wonder if say 10 or 11 years from now, if I was in jail in Washington for my preaching of the gospel and possibly facing the federal death penalty and this congregation had sent me a gift in jail to help me along and I was writing a letter in reply to your generous gift. What would that letter sound like? What would I say? How would I come across in writing to you? Would it be complaining about the government and my situation? Would I be going on and on about the unfairness of it all? And speaking about how my liberties had been infringed or would I be writing to you to know a little about how I was doing and then spend the vast majority, not talking about myself and my own situation as dire as it was, but to spend the vast majority of my letter attempting to stir you up to joy and in the Lord to encourage you to be full of peace and grace and joy even in the midst of adversity. Would I think so little of myself that my letter would seek to lovingly correct problems of disunity that I knew about in the congregation? Would I push back against those who perhaps were on the fringes or in the congregation itself who were teaching bad doctrine in the community? And above all, would I urge you to keep the person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of everything you did? I hope that I would. I hope I would not send you a letter merely of whining or a simple thank you note that said very little. In my case, though, we're going to have to find out. But in the case of Paul and the Philippian Christians, we already know how he spoke in the midst of those circumstances because that is the letter that we have in front of us. Paul is in the midst of serious adversity, serious difficulty. He is struggling, we know, with loneliness, with persecution, and he writes a letter to his much beloved Philippines that is full of joy and encouragement in spite of all of those difficulties that stood against him in the world. So much so this letter is so full of joy that it has been often called the epistle of joy. Paul writing from jail, remember, and a Roman jail was not like the jails today. We speak today of jails as being three hots and a cot. You have TV, recreation yards, things like that. In Paul's day, that was not the case. You either had to pay for a place to stay if the charges weren't that serious yourself or if you were thrown into a Roman dungeon, you could often die of exposure. You went in with the clothes on your back, and if your friends and your family did not provide you with the things that you needed, including food in jail, you could die very, very easily while awaiting your trial. But Paul, writing from that kind of jail, he uses the Greek words for joy and rejoice, imploring the Philippian saints to rejoice. He uses those words kara and kairo more than a dozen times, and this is just a four -chapter letter, remember. So joy is one of the most prominent themes in what he is writing. He is, as I said, in a Roman jail. This is possibly the second time. I think it's probably the first time that he was there. He is waiting a trial on a capital charge of treason, and the people who will judge him are members of Emperor Nero's brutal and corrupt administration. And as we know, Paul was not somebody who was going to give them a bribe, so there's no way out of his imprisonment that way. And yet, as we shall see, Paul is able to look well beyond the circumstances that surround him, and he's able to actually see Christ in heaven and the work that Christ is doing in the world and indeed in Philippi and throughout the church and to know that God throughout is in control and that all of God's promises are coming to pass. Let me just stop and ask that question right now of you. Do you know those things as well? Do you have that solid trust no matter what your circumstances are in the Lord Jesus Christ, that no matter what afflictions, adversities, difficulties, diseases you're dealing with today, yet still you know that the Lord is in control and that his will is coming to pass and that none of his promises will ever fail. I pray that that is the case, and if not, I pray that you will take encouragement from Paul. He was writing to encourage the Philippians, but we remember that he wasn't writing just to the Philippian congregation. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was writing to us as well. And so I pray that he would be encouraging you in whatever situation you are in. But we see him trusting absolutely in God, trusting in the Christ whom he knew and that therefore there was this inner principle of joy in his heart, an inner principle that no one could take away and that he still wants to share with others. He wants that joy inexpressible that we heard about this morning to overflow to others. The Romans might take his life. They could do that, but they cannot take away his joy or his peace. That is one of the great promises that is given to the Christian. Nobody can take away the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. Nobody can take away your salvation, and nobody can steal your joy and your peace in those things. But let's take a moment now to discuss how all of this came to pass, how he came to be writing this letter from jail. Where is Philippi? What was it like? Who were the Philippians, and how did Paul come to know them? Incidentally, this is a picture of the Philippian ruins that you will find in Macedonia. I am told they are amazing. It is a UNESCO historic site. Maybe one day as I got to see Ephesus, I will also have a chance to see Philippi. But in the meantime, let's talk about the city. Philippi was originally founded as a colony in northeastern Macedonia by colonists from the island of Thanos. They were called Thacians in 359 BC. But it was captured by Alexander the Great's father, Philip, and renamed Philippi three years later. So it didn't have much of a long run of independence. But in saying that, I have told you very little about Philippi itself. Because the Philippi that Paul knew came along much later on. It is like me telling you that Fayetteville was settled by colonists from Scotland. Because almost 400 years had passed between the founding of Philippi and the time that Paul was writing. Just as almost 400 years have passed between the time of the founding of Fayetteville in our own time. So the Philippi that Paul first visited in around 51 or 52 AD was a very different place. The Romans had captured it from the Macedonians in 168 BC. And in 42 BC during the Roman Civil War that brought an end to the Roman Republic. It was the scene of the final defeat of the forces of Brutus and Cassius by the forces of Anthony and Octavian. Who later of course became Augustus Caesar. And that final battle occurred just outside of this city. This was critical because after the city Octavian turned Philippi into a Roman colony and a military outpost. They released some of their veteran soldiers. The war to defeat the men who had stabbed Caesar had finished as far as they were concerned. And they released some of their legionaries from Legion 28 to colonize the city. Which was founded and I apologize for my terrible Latin here. Colonia Victrix Philippensium meaning the colony of the victory of Philippi. From that point onwards it was a place where Italian veterans from the Roman army were given land. And it sat upon an important Roman road called the Via Ignatia. Which was a road that was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Incidentally I learned while we were on our trip that the Greeks joke particularly in Cyprus. That the only roads in Greece that last were built by the Romans. The modern ones all fall apart. It crossed through Illyricum, Macedonia, Thracia and runs into the territory that is now part of Albania. North Macedonia, Greece and European Turkey. Why is that important? Well it's important because it meant that Philippi was a center not only of trade. And they had mines we'll talk about in a little while where they mined gold and silver. But it was a place where it was possible to go from Philippi to other areas of Macedonia. Or to turn south and to go into Greece. They had their own route 95 so to speak running right through the city. That allowed them to have concourse with all the people in Greece and up in Macedonia and into the Roman Empire. This meant that the Lord in founding his church there. Put it in a place where the inhabitants could as they did their daily trade. Carry not only letters to Rome but they could also carry the gospel to the surrounding areas. Now the citizens of this colony were regarded as citizens of Rome. And they were given a number of special privileges that ordinary inhabitants of the empire didn't have. It was in many senses a miniature Rome. Literally because they were under the municipal law of Rome. It was as though they were a colony that was in Italy actually attached to Rome. That was the way the law functioned. And they were governed by two military officers the Duumviri who were appointed directly from Rome. And the colony itself although it was relatively small. It was only about 10 ,000 people when Paul reached it. It was very wealthy as a general rule. They had gold and silver mines just outside the city. And those mines were still productive in Paul's day. It was as I said a little Rome in the midst of Macedonia. And not just in the government. It was laid out like a Roman city. And so to this day you can see that they have a Roman forum in addition to a Greek Agora. But how did Paul get to this city? How did he get there? Well let's read a little from Acts 16 which actually tells us. So if you would turn in your Bible to Acts chapter 16. And I want to begin with verse one which will tell us that Paul was actually when this all started. He was in Asia Minor. He was over in modern day Turkey on his second missionary journey. We read then he came to Derby in Lystra and behold a certain disciple was there named Timothy. The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go with him and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region. For they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities they delivered to them the decrees to keep which were determined by the apostles and elders of Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia they tried to go into Bithynia but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia they came down to Troas and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him saying come over to Macedonia and help us. Now many people have speculated just as an aside that this is Luke who was speaking to Paul in a vision. Now after he had seen the vision immediately we sought to go to Macedonia concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore sailing from Troas we ran a straight course to Samothrace and the next day came to Neapolis and from there to Philippi which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days and on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul and when she and her household were baptized she begged us saying if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come to my house and stay so she persuaded us. And we know that Paul and Timothy stayed with Lydia for some days. They had some other encounters. I'm not going to read the rest of chapter 16 but I would encourage you to actually read all of chapter 16 tonight. It won't take you that long but you will read about the exorcism of the demon possessed slave girl which unfortunately got them into trouble because the demon allowed her unfortunately to know about things that men didn't know about. And so her owners used to get money from her that way. We'll also tell you about Paul and Silas's unjust imprisonment and then the household baptism of the Philippian jailer which is marvelous and of course one of those household baptisms that shows us that we are to be baptizing not just parents on their confession of faith but also their children. This was the first church established in Europe. Note that. And that at the explicit direction of the Holy Spirit who made it very clear that Paul was to turn the direction of his labors from Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey to Europe. He goes through Macedonia and then after that he goes into Greece and brings the gospel into Europe. Now the bond as you will read through the Philippi you can't help but notice the friendship, the love that exists between Paul and this congregation. It was peculiarly close though others had abandoned him in his imprisonment as we shall see these Philippians had not. They continued to pray for him and they continued to provide for his needs in this world. They sent him a gift. As I said I don't want to give away too many spoilers but they had sent a man by the name of Epaphroditus with a gift for him in jail and then he had sent Epaphroditus back to them with this letter. That's how he got it. And as I mentioned this letter was written from Rome during his imprisonment. The beginning of that is related in Acts 28. The reference to Caesar's household which you will read in Philippians 4 22 and the palace in Philippians 1 13. In the Greek it's Praetorium. It was probably the barrack of the Praetorium guard attached to the palace of Nero and that confirms this. So I tend to think it was during his first imprisonment at Rome. That would tend to sit with the mention of the Praetorium and that he was in the custody of the Praetorium prefect and his situation agrees with the situation in the first two years of his imprisonment that you can read about in Acts. In Acts 28 30 and 31. It's not that important whether it was the first or the second imprisonment. The fact is he's in prison. He's in prison for his faith. He's in prison for his preaching. But he does not allow that to destroy him or even to to drive him down or to change the nature of his ministry. Many people might have switched over perhaps to a martyr's ministry at this point in time and yet he does not. He continues to encourage the people to go about their their business preaching the gospel and being members of the church no matter what the circumstances are. Now the tone of this letter as we go through it you'll notice this. It's unlike most of his other letters. It contains no long doctrinal discussions. It contains no rebukes of evils that were festering in the particular church. But it is an outpouring rather of happy love and also confidence in these brothers and sisters. He loves them. He is confident in them and he wants them to be confident not in themselves. He wants them to be confident in Christ and in his promises. Like all of Paul's epistles, as you saw, it starts with a salutation. Our letters, of course, and with the identification of the person who's sending it. But the letters back there started with who this letter was from. And like most of his letters, it also starts with a prayer for the people that he is writing to. He isn't just in intending to give them information. He wants to bless them, to bless them with his letter and to bless them with his prayer. And one commentator calls the entire letter a long gush of love towards the Philippians. And it is. There's nothing wrong with that. Verses 1 and 2 that we read there, they contain an apostolic greeting. The senders are identified there. Timothy is associated with Paul. Timothy was with Paul, therefore, in his imprisonment. We remember from 2 Timothy in his second imprisonment that Paul noted that only Timothy had stayed with him. Or rather that he wanted Timothy to come to him in his imprisonment to bring things to him. Timothy remained loyal to Paul no matter what. Timothy also, you remember, was going to become very important to Paul in the Ephesian church and building them up and so on. Timothy was a genuine, he was more than just an amanuensis or a secretary for Paul. He was a helper to Paul. He was a brother in Christ, somebody who would stand with him in thick or thin. Now, Paul mentions him and he often does that. He brings the friends who are about him into prominence. That also indicates that the people in Philippi knew of him and would be interested to hear how he was doing. Timothy is in Rome with Paul when the letter is being dictated. And although Timothy is not the one who is inspired to write the letter, Paul is using him as his secretary to take it down. It's very possible that Paul had an eye disease, which made it very difficult for him to write. He calls Timothy and himself, he addresses himself as a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Now, that's a nice little word, bondservant. It conjures up the idea of indentured bondage, the idea that we're just working off a debt. But when he says bondservant, he's actually using the Greek word doulos. Doulos means literally slave. He is a slave of Christ. Some prefer the translation bondservant to kind of neaten it up. We don't like the idea of Paul calling himself a slave of Christ because of the bad connotations of that. But we remember that most of the Roman Empire, in fact, 20 % of the city there, and this would have had, as a Roman colony, a military colony, Philippi would have had a lower than normal slave population, more free men than slaves. But they still speculate that at least 20 % of those 10 ,000 people within the colony were slaves. And here is Paul saying, I too am a slave. But who is he a slave of? He's a slave of Jesus Christ. He and Timothy are slaves, and they aren't complaining about that. They understood that they were bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ in his sacrifice for their sake, and therefore they were owned by their master. They are completely dependent upon him, and they give him their undivided allegiance. They love this master of theirs, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul clearly, he views it as the highest honor that we can attain to serve Christ, to have his light yoke upon us instead of the heavy chains of sin which he takes away. And he is bound to absolute submission to this Lord who is all worthy and who gave everything for his sake. Paul, note in all of his letters, never forgot what Christ had done for him, never forgot where he was when Christ found him, how he was an enemy of the church, a persecutor of the church. Somebody whom Christ, you remember, addressed on the road to Damascus saying, Paul, Paul, or rather at that time, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Jesus associates himself so keenly with his people that to persecute them is to persecute him. I was thinking about that as we were hearing about how the Pakistanis are wretchedly persecuted. What their persecutors in Pakistan, the Muslims, do not recognize or realize is that in persecuting them, they are persecuting God the Son. And it will not go well for them to be counted amongst the persecutors on the last day. But he had once been a persecutor. Now he is no longer. He is a slave, a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves him with all of his heart. Now note also at the beginning, he doesn't mention that he's an apostle. And so there's a great contrast here between letters like Galatians where he asserts his apostolic authority when he's teaching them. This is a very friendly letter. He doesn't actually need to. He knows they know that he's an apostle of the Lord. Jesus greets all of the saints in Christ. Jesus, who are in Philippi, and he abused them. He calls them saints. And what is he talking about there when he calls them saints? Haggai, literally holy ones. These are people who he considers as they are in Christ. Have you ever thought about this? We may think of ourselves as wretches. We may think of ourselves as people in whom there is nothing worthy of praise. And yet the way that the Lord looks at us is his holy ones, his ones who are set apart. His chosen ones who are even now being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, that is who you are. You are one of his special people. In the Old Testament, the word was segula, his special treasure. Brothers and sisters, the devil wants us to think of ourselves as only what we can accomplish by our meager efforts. And let's face it, that's not much. Isaiah, at the end of his long, his long prophetic letter in Isaiah 66, he talks about righteousness, the righteousness that a holy man like himself might be able to accomplish by himself. And he says these things, our righteousnesses are but filthy rags. But Christ, what does he do? He endows us with robes of righteousness. He enrobes us, as Luther put it so very well, so that when we stand before God on the last day, the saints are seen as they are in Christ. That is who Paul sees them as. They are people who are called to be holy and who are being made holy. We have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but we are also, and this will come out from this letter, we are also being conformed to the image of Christ. It is as that example that was given to us a little while ago of the, as we were going through the Bible study of the princess who had been made, or rather the commoner who had been made into the queen. She was given the title, but then gradually she was taught the courtly graces and made into somebody who everybody understood and saw was the wife of the king. They are the people of God. They are the saints of Christ and that because of their union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the saints together in their communal sense are being addressed by Paul. This letter would have been probably read just as we read it in the midst of worship and so on, and then copied and passed on to the other congregations, the other saints throughout the world.
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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. Joining us now is Sean Davis CEO and co -founder of The Federalist. Sean I'm tired of losing. I'm sick of losing. I'm a big football fan. It's my weakness. I know I get a lot of hate mail for it. Oh it's woke. I don't care and one of the things about football is if you lose you get fired. At the RNC though if you lose you remain. Explain this to me Sean. I don't know it seems like that's almost a fact of politics anymore. Is it the watching these debates for example. Why on earth are people who hate us and hate people who read us and follow us and hate what we believe. Why are we letting them run these debates and attack our people. It would almost be like giving the Yankees front office the ability to interview anyone who's going to go and play for the Red Sox or like letting the Redskins and I still call them the Redskins and I always will. Letting the Redskins coach like pick who's going to play for the Cowboys. It's so dumb and yet we seem to do it debate after debate and year after year and I simply don't understand it at all. Yeah and so I want to play a piece of tape here. So Ronna McRomney was asked about her involvement in Virginia and it's always deflection. It's blaming other side and Larry O 'Connor who's a total superstar. I really like Larry. He's been in the movement for quite some time. He's so calmly and beautifully asked this question was like hey why wasn't the RNC more involved. His reaction afterwards is just epic. So let's play this piece of tape here. It's always somebody else's fault. It's never the national party's fault. Play cut 155. You don't let people lie about you and let it not let it go unanswered. Let it go unanswered and our candidates have got to do this. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. You can go and say this is where I stand. The Democrats are lying and now let's talk about crime, schools, border, fentanyl, and national security. I just want to clarify one quick thing though. The RNC had no involvement in these elections in Virginia per Governor Youngkin's request. We not well we were told in the summer they didn't need us that they had all the money and they were good. So now we've learned that the Virginia GOP chair Rich Anderson says that he asked the RNC to match the Democrats with one million dollars of a late cash infusion into the state. The RNC the only excuse they have is they can't raise money but that was supposed to be an thing. honest She said well we have no money but you're not raising any money because donors don't trust you the grassroots don't trust you. Sean help me understand. Yeah you've got two jobs as a as a party leader. You raise money and you set up state -by -state infrastructure so that the party can succeed which means by the way getting out to vote and setting up get out to vote infrastructure. So your your job is to supposed to raise a truckload of money and you're supposed to set up everything so that we can match the other side match the Democrats and how they get out the vote how they do ballot chase and all that. I've seen like I don't pay attention all that much to the fundraising so I won't I won't comment on that but it's been almost four years since a completely absurd election in 2020 when the Democrats just ran circles around us in in their absentee ballot chase their mail -in chase. I haven't seen a whole lot of evidence and that in states where we really need to win like Arizona and Georgia that either the state party or the national party is doing much of anything to make sure the Dems don't run in 2024 the exact same playbook they ran against us in 2020. So I'm I'm honestly kind of befuddled I feel like I'm watching office space watching the Bob's interview the employees and thinking what would you say you do here because I can't figure it out. So moving forward here Sean let's emphasize on the NBC news thing so we're after a very disappointing night and then Lester Holt and Welker are cross -examining our candidates just I want just the most objective way you could look at it what candidate do you think separated themselves from the other and who do you think missed an opportunity at that debate? Oh I thought Hveke was awesome I love how he came right out of the gate and trashed the moderators and basically said you're a whole bunch of Russian collusion hoaxers like who do you think you are that's how you handle these moderators and and I think Newt Gingrich was the one who who provided a perfect model for this he did it in during the 2012 primary where every time he got a question in one of these debates from a total left -wing hack masquerading as a journalist he just took him to town so you know your premise is garbage you're full of crap I think you're liars and here's what I'm going to talk about instead of the uh was fantastic um it's hard for me to say who the loser was in these because they kind of feel like loser debates to me and in the first place it's like watching the kids table so um I think the whole debate thing in it in and of itself we need to have a discussion about um but but I thought Hveke and the way he handled the moderators was great and I wish every single Republican from now until forever would treat these hack propagandists the exact same way. So I totally agree and I'll just say this you know Ron DeSantis received the first question and he gave his kind of typical and by the way he's the best governor in America I want everyone to be very clear I get hate mail when I say that Ron DeSantis remains the best governor in America he's not a good presidential candidate he's running a poor campaign it's the brutal honest truth and it's hard to watch he gives this fine answer you know I'm Ron DeSantis and people can't pay for gas and bah bah bye feel your pain yeah whatever Ron how awesome you were just you it was like a t -ball you could have went right after NBC news you could have just used them as the villain and the vague kind of picked up you know the trillion dollar bill that was laying right there and he called for Rana's resignation on top of it it was Rana's resignation the RNC is a bunch of losers we have a culture of losing and NBC news you guys are the complete worst and he got the headlines honestly he got the headlines across the head you know across the board and people really appreciate it because they want a fighter so let me ask you uh kind of shifting gears here Sean Joe Manchin not running for the senate the significance of this and how should we think about a potential no labels candidacy that is bubbling up with Millard Willard Mitt Romney and Mr. Manchin yeah so I got a kick out of Manchin's press release that he put out and said you know I've accomplished what I want to do in my career and I'm very proud of what I've done and and I have hopes of doing other things buddy you're retiring and not running again because you were going to get your butt kicked because you were Joe Biden's little laugh dog when you were supposed to be representing uh West Virginia voters so I think we need to be honest about why he's not going to be a senator again and it's because no one in his own state likes him the people who know him best don't want him as their senator anymore and and that's why he's not going to be running again so you bring up Mitt Romney uh man they are they are birds of a feather in that thing Mitt Romney's only the only consistent thing he has done his entire career in politics is run he gets in once and then he does such a poor job that everyone in the state hates him so he can't run again so he just finds like a new state to run you know he was a one -term governor in Massachusetts he got smoked in the presidential so he decided to move to Utah and run for senate there and no one likes him there anymore because he's a jerk uh and so what does he have left to do the only thing that Joe Manchin has left to do which is avoid any actual real job and just stay in politics and find a bunch of left -leaning voters who pretend they're independent but you can bilk and make a living off of so that's what's happening with Joe Manchin and I can't take this no label stuff seriously at all it's just a grift for a bunch of idiots who are hated by the left and hated by the right don't want to get a real job and have no home to go to go back to by the way Federalist you guys do great work it's really amazing just 30 seconds rip on the Federalist how are things going there you guys are one of the most important outlets in the conservative movement well you're very kind to say that thank you um the Federalist is uh it's an online media publication we do a lot of fantastic commentary original reporting our editor -in -chief is Molly Hemingway who literally wrote the book on on the rigged election of 2020 we unmasked the Russia collusion hoax we unmasked the Kavanaugh rape hoax and unlike a lot of many other publications that pretend to be on the right we actually love conservatives and we we love our readers and we love our voters and we want to be their voice and make them as loud as possible so people in Washington can hear them and not vice versa Sean uh stay right there we'll get right back and everyone check out federalist .com is the federalist 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video to accompany it in a second will John Fetterman cost Joe Biden the election divisions among democrats over Israeli -Palestinian conflict have highlighted the fault with lines in the party John Fetterman's actions are unlikely to sway the presidential election Pennsylvania however it does show that there are fault lines in the democrat party first of all I'm not a fan of John Fetterman but the guy is a master class troll every republican could take a class in how to troll like John Fetterman is basically if reddit became a U .S. senator I don't know if you saw this video but it's just you know you have this guy that looks like cyclops walking you know in a hoodie with the Israeli flag walking did you see this video on the funniest thing I've ever seen and all these people are getting arrested honestly I respect that level of game and this his base he's trolling so Sean you know let's broaden this a little bit outside of just Fetterman doing the trolling is this which is um the fault lines the democrat party over Israel the Palestine issue I don't want to overplay this I think this is the most divided I've seen the democrats in recent memory am I right on saying that Sean I think you are and I think it explains why the institutional left why Joe Biden and the party leadership uh walk on eggshells on this issue which really shouldn't be a difficult issue um you know people shouldn't be rolling into Israel and murdering babies and raping people and filming it and bragging about it that's bad I feel like anyone who has a soul understands that's bad but unfortunately there's a significant segment of the left the far left um it hates Israel hates Jews and when they see party leadership uh like Joe Biden and anyone else uh say common sense things uh about Israel they lose their minds and that that explains everything about why the democrats are handling this as poorly as they are is it Joe Biden is terrified that he's going to lose the presidential election because he's going to lose Michigan because he's going to lose Dearborn Michigan that's that big thing explained everything it's everything that's going on it has nothing to do with principle they're just scared about what their loony left is going to do to them if they don't kowtow to Hamas yeah and it's just but also beyond that Sean there are radicalized white liberals that care about the Gaza issue as well it's not just the Muslim vote right this could impact on their college campus enthusiasm and you play that in with some Jill Stein Cornell West I mean there are serious fault lines in this forced democrat coalition oh absolutely the the hardcore uh white left uh is is every bit as anti -semitic as the uh the bread by the way in in left wing run universities who view the entire world through this oppressor oppressed colonialist victim uh perspective and so yeah your your most rabid anti -semites often on college campuses are these hardcore left -wing white radicals it's totally bizarre but if you watch the media you watch the media the only anti -semites on earth are on the right which is absurd if you have eyes and ears and a brain because it's clearly concentrated on the left final question Sean your just gut reaction Tucker Carlson vice president for Donald Trump I love it I love Tucker uh I think it'd be great it'd be great for America um he's one of the only people who who says all the things that we all think but aren't allowed to say he actually comes out and says it and uh I love him I think it'd be awesome I think we would win especially in a multi -candidate race we're gonna keep on building it out Sean thanks so much appreciate it thank you sir nobody Tucker is better in front of the camera than Tucker you're not gonna outwit him could you just imagine Tucker in a debate Tucker versus Cami Kamala Harris versus Tucker Tucker is ridiculously alert he's been harassed constantly and in an internet age as Joe Rogan famously said Tucker Carlson was built for the internet no personal scandals his laugh alone we know this at Turning Point USA you can you could fill up a room if you just announced Tucker so let's pretend Trump has to go to Fulton County and Jack Smith and he's tied up in all this court stuff wouldn't it make sense to have a vice president who could draw big crowds and draw media attention especially in a multi -candidate race everybody you want to win younger voters especially younger men Tucker Carlson you would win early 30 -somethings you would win the Rogan bros you would win the Andrew Tate people and honestly I think you'd win a lot of suburban women a lot of moms like Tucker they really do Tucker's smart he's well before I'll use it again the more he's attacked the stronger he gets they've tried to take Tucker out every possible way the government spied on him illegally Tucker doesn't care he's in a political moment that we're in doesn't that make sense I want to tell you about the Herzog Foundation we are partnering with 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legend Benny Johnson Benny is best known by hosting a legend you are a legend no no no I don't just I just don't throw praise unless it's earned okay I got to tell the whole story here and we'll get through it and Benny of course hosts the Benny show he's amazing we've done some really fun stuff at Turning Point USA and continue to and so but he's best he will be best when known the history books are written for being a debate coach so here I am about to take the stage at Freedom Night our Turning Point USA event and my phone is lighting up Vivek goes after the RNC Vivek goes I say what is going on because here I kind of put in the back of my mind I was like whatever you know you and Vivek were like doing somersaults off of jet skis or something you're like we're debate prepping running through the woods or I was like all right okay whatever and then as soon as I saw Vivek go after NBC News I said Benny it's Benny tell us the story Benny okay so what do I do professionally well like this has been something that I've had a tough time a question I've had a tough time answering my entire life I do pattern recognition and energy energy right like where is the base what is our energy what are the what are the patterns of the things that we hate the very most well we we hate an RNC that doesn't listen to us we hate a Republican party that won't build the wall that won't deliver for the base that delivers election wins for the RNC it is not the RNC that wins elections it is us who gets out and votes but we also hate the corporate press and so why don't we bundle both those two things into criticism of an RNC that is siding with NBC News to host a debate and ask the questions why are these debate hosts allowed to one rig another debate against Republicans why is the RNC celebrating NBC News as a debate partner when they went with Hunter Biden's laptop disinformation Russia disinformation against President Trump kneecap President Trump's why would we allow that like how like how cucked are we and how embarrassing is it for all of us that that we have to say this is our Republican party and why doesn't Rana just resign do us all a favor and simply resign and so I all I did all I did was bring those concerns to the person who I was making a documentary with that day the vague and um you know compliments to the vague he sort of so let's absorb them and and let's show the clip here so what with it because because it really was the shot heard around the world it was one of the most viral debate moments in the history of debates because Vivek said what we were all thinking Rana has a 99 disapproval rating every base every every base member all the donors I talked to they want her gone it is it transcends economic lines state lines nobody likes her unless they're on the payroll right and yet Vivek is the only one that and then NBC News on top of it this is behind the cut one fifty four because these snooty the snooty like uh persnippity moderators to be compared to Greg Gutfeld and then it'll throw off it'll throw them off their game so bad because you'll be like you you you people are clowns to us right like our base doesn't like you and it's nothing personal it's just you've earned it right you've lied to them that's right yeah yes so why are we yep be such a broken system now I want to brag on the vague because we're going to play some more here how many times Benny how many times have you and I texted or you know said good ideas to congressmen and senators they said yeah yeah they don't listen to us credit to Vivek for also being open -minded right that's a big deal that's exactly right and also Vivek who's certainly not short of podcast bookings said why isn't Elon Musk and Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson hosting debate why isn't Charlie Kirk hosting a debate Charlie why aren't you have you been asked by the RNC to host a debate no I have been attacked by the RNC in the last couple weeks definitely not asked to host the debate but I I'm I'm thankful to even be included in that list that's that's very sweet but no what but what would like why not I mean that's in the little that's in the documentary that we put up we put up a 30 -minute documentary about that debate preparation which really was just us having a conversation right like energy absorption like like where's the base right now what do they want to hear because as much as we want to talk about the number of naval ships and Hugh Hewitt know how many ships do we got like people are really concerned about other issues and specifically inside of the party like you shouldn't get rewarded for lying to us and that's what the Republican party just said they rewarded Kristen Welker and NBC News who lied to us for three years and kneecapped President Trump who we put in office in spite of them trying to rig the 2016 election we put President Trump in office and they destroyed arguably his first term based on a lie and they have never apologized they have never said they were wrong they they then get rewarded by our own RNC and it allows me to ask the question again and again how cucked are we if we can't say you get no debates until you apologize to our base for lying to us about the Russian collusion hoax then we really don't have a party and so it was refreshing to see somebody actually say that from the stage and then to call for Rana to resign which by the way you want to talk about moving the Overton window because I you know you know me Benny I I pick fights all the time and I've been kind of like beating the drum you know why is Rana Mcromany still in there you know in our little corner here and you know we're having fun and next thing you know boom Vivek goes on stage it's like yeah why are you in charge exactly and who are you and it was I mean now it's mainstream completely mainstream here's cut 166 Benny did a documentary with Vivek before the debate here is the conversation behind the scenes of Vivek deciding he will call for Rana to resign play cut 166.
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"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. So before we get into our topic today, I want to summarize something that Julie and I talked about last Friday on our podcast. There is so much, I think, fear out there right now from the commission sharing lawsuit that it's getting to the point where frankly the fear is creating more fear and no one's actually taken the time other than Julie and I on the podcast last Friday to cut through it and sort of just focus on the facts. And so if you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, I'm talking about the commission sharing lawsuit and the headlines with regards to this are just going to get more and more dramatic because guess what, agents are clicking on things that are dramatic and people are looking for the latest information on the commission sharing lawsuits and now supposedly this newest lawsuit is going to be a trillion dollars and all this stuff. Trust me guys, it's just going to get worse as far as the salacious headlines. So what do you do with all this information? I'm going to tell you guys, and Julie and I are going to go through this relatively quick and then we're going to get to point number 11 from yesterday. Number one, the process is super slow. In other words, this was essentially a loss for primarily the National Association of Roaders and the largest brokers in the country. But now what happens is there's going to be an appeal process. The appeal process will last from when I've read, I'm not an attorney, oh and by the way, if you're listening to us for legal advice, that's, you know, that's not a good idea. Don't do that. Yeah. Okay. Or medical advice for that matter. True. Yeah. Because we might sprinkle in some of that. It could happen. So yeah, it's going to last two or three years. So the process of appealing the whole thing could last two or three years. In that time, there's going to be more headlines. In that time, there's going to be more fear. In that time, there's going to be more conversations about National Association of Roaders and your local MLSs and all the rest and all the things are going to be happening. So what do you do with all this information? You've got to understand that nothing has really changed in your world. Nothing has changed on how you work with buyers and sellers. Nothing has changed on how you're compensated. Nothing has changed. All these things that people are talking about, they're just guessing. It's pure theory at this point. Complete speculation. And people love to speculate like going worst case scenario. Well, of course. Well, it's more dramatic. It is. And so the worst case scenario and the best case scenario we talked about last Friday on the podcast. We gave you guys three most, I think, the most likely to least likely outcomes. But I'll give you even the worst case scenario, how it actually affects you. So let's say it's three years from now. Let's say all the doomsayers are right. Worst case scenarios actually played out. Guess what? You are still in the real estate business helping buyers and sellers because there are still millions of people every year that want to do a real estate transaction and want to use a caring, competent, skilled real estate professional. That is not going to change. In addition to that, the sheer number of people that are going to be in the real estate market from the millennials and family who are in the family formation age range, the baby boomers that are downsizing to all the generations that follow. There are millions, tens of millions of people in just the United States, not to mention Canada and the rest of the world, that where people are going to be buying and selling real estate. Nothing has changed with the desire and demand to own a home. So get your head away from the headlines. Realize that those headlines, when anyone seeks out negative information, when you become a magnet for negative people and headlines and topics and blog posts and podcasts, what that does is you're sucking the potential out of your future. Because if you don't believe that tomorrow is going to be better than today, that means the actions you take today are not what they would have been had you believed that tomorrow was going to be better than today. So for example, if you know for sure that next year is going to be your best year ever, and you are so excited about, what are you doing today? You're getting better at your scripts. You're getting organized. You're listening to this podcast. You joined Premier Coaching. You've gone through the process of really perfecting. You realize it's a new market, so now you're going to need a lot more skill. You're learning your listing presentation, pre -listing pack, buyer presentation. You are actually getting your butt organized so that next year can indeed be your best year ever. Because guess what? For many of you, next year will be your best year ever. A lot of reasons to believe that's true.
A highlight from Adam and Jen Vs the Apocalypse
"Hey guys, welcome to Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Jen. I'm Adam. Welcome, welcome, welcome. How is everybody? I hope you're doing well. Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, we're going to enjoy this strain of the show, which today is Mac one, uh, which is a short for miracle alien cookies. Yes. All right. Um, Mac one, according to this is an out of the world experience with powerful mood lifting effects and a bodily relaxation. That's cool. Yeah, that's cool. So, uh, it's a labeled as a hybrid. You got another spilled drink. Nope. Just a couple of drops, just a couple of drops. It's just like six counted, um, T H C a 23 .6 % plenty. Little dab will do you, uh, the, uh, Delta nine is a barely legal 0 .29%. That's about as close as you can get. Did you know you can actually go slightly above 0 .3 if it's within the, um, the, the minimum quantification of the tool that you're using. Oh, so, uh, cause there's, each tool has kind of a margin of error, if you will. And if you're within that margin error, then they're like, yeah, it's fine. It makes sense. Yeah, it does. It's, uh, one of the few things that I've been like, oh yeah, that did make sense. Maybe they do know what they're doing. But, uh, yeah, so that's our strain of the show. Mac one, miracle alien cookies. How do you like it? We've had this a few times. Yeah. Not on the show, but we have on the show, but we've personally had it a few times. It's a, it's a good string. I like it. It's a solid hybrid. A solid, it's a solid hybrid as opposed to a liquid. No, like it's a good hybrid. It's not a weak ass hybrid. It's a, it's a good one. I am just looking for my lighter. Cause I want to smoke some. Yeah, you should tell people what, what, what we have coming up for them. Okay. I will do that. So today on mutually codependent Adam and Jen are going to talk about the apocalypse. No, seriously guys. Like a lot of shit has happened in the past three years, like since COVID hit. And like, I don't think our world is ever going to be quote unquote, normal again. And just with everything that is going on with, I mean, for the past year with Ukraine and Russia to Israel and Gaza and the Palestinians, like all the sadness and death and destruction, like I feel as if, and I've seen it on social media. Like there's a lot of people that feel like the apocalypse is inevitable. Like it's coming. The people who aren't crazy. People who aren't crazy, like normal people who are not preppers. They're not people who are just becoming preppers or they're like just normal everyday people that don't buy into any conspiracy theories and stuff. That's what I've been seeing. Like all of those people are starting to be like, what the fuck is happening in our world and should we be afraid? And yes, I think everyone should be, to be honest, I always have trouble getting raps King size lit. So it's taken me a little longer than normal. Not to, not to take away from what you were talking about. That's kind of what the weed does though. Yeah. So we're going to talk about that and we're going to, we can just, we're going to talk. We got a new shit. The kid did. Yeah. We got a new shit. The kid did. I'm going to, I'm going to start with that cause that's super happy. Not that this isn't a happy episode, but cause it's kind of silly, but yeah. Um, so Landon on Saturday, our middle son Landon, he's 17. He has an electric bike that he rides to and from work and going to and from work. He passes by the skate park, which he frequents because he's a skateboard. Um, and he has friends there. Well, their internet was down at his restaurant job on Saturday night. So door dash in like Uber eats, couldn't come pick up their orders. So he took like over well over a hundred dollars worth of food and he just took it and he went to the skate park on his way home and he passed it out to some of the people that he knows that are there staying the night because they're homeless. They don't have anywhere to go and he knows they're hungry. So he went and he passed out this food to them because otherwise it was just going to get thrown away. Yeah. So cause they couldn't come get it and I was really proud of him for that. Cause I feel like, yeah, not all, not everybody would choose to do that. Certainly not every 17 year old, right? He's a good, he's a, he's an amazing kid. Sometimes kids, the shit the kid did is good. It's a good thing. We wanted to have a good, yeah, the kid did good shit. The kid did cause I got a short other shit. The kid did. I went downstairs to make some tea and our coffee maker rinsing out the little bowl, make sure and get all the coffee grounds out so that don't affect my tea. And, uh, I, I, there was a precariously perched pan on the drying rack atop several other pans, all of which was being leaned on by a cutting board. Oh, yeah, that sounds, yeah. And on top of the cutting board was one of my knives. So when I bumped the pan, the knife fell and almost hit my foot. Was that Ben? Yeah. Yeah. He heard me cuss him out from the other room. I didn't even know he was in there the first time. Yeah, no, I didn't cuss him out. I just said, Ben, like you heard that just happened, right? He's like, yeah, it was like, you need to not stack the shits dangerously. Like I need you to do things in a safer way, please. That's what I actually said. That's not what I wanted to say. I wish, I wish we could see both sides of our children. You know, like if, if we had just like, okay, we're in the middle, right? We make these choices back and forth regularly. We're, we're on the mean side. Sometimes we're on the nicer side. Most of the time I want to, I want to view, I want to see what our kids would look like if, if we chose one side strong or the other. Like your light side, dark side child. Um, well, I can tell you how different would your kids be? You think, um, well, if I only chose the dark side, their anxiety would be like way worse and they would hate me probably. Um, but if I only chose the light side, they would just be dirty slobs out of control, like because they wouldn't have learned any kind of discipline, no discipline, no manners, like, so no, that wouldn't have never worked. Yeah. Oh, but I mean, for a lot of, to see what, how bad would they be if we were just like assholes all the time? I don't know, but like people who are terrible to their kids and the kids grew up with like complex PTSD, like it's pretty severe, like it's a constant fucking cycle, like that person then treats their kids shitty and so on and so forth and their friends and their coworkers and the people around them. And so, you know, you have one shitty person, you know, breeds, and then they have a shitty kid and if a person is raised shitty, then they become a shitty person, which affects everybody around them. What I've seen though, like in the past few years, as I've like, as I've spent a lot of time on my personal growth is that a lot of people are breaking that curse, that generational curse of treating their kids badly or being the cycle. They're, they're breaking that and they're trying to be that parent that wasn't there for them because they grew up into this person realizing how desperate they were for attention or love or support or somebody being proud of them. So there's actually a TikToker who is one of my favorites and I've sent her, she has POTS, which is a dysautonomia disease condition. That helped. Um, yes, I know I was going to go. So dysautonomia is a disorder that some people have and it causes like, you can't breathe in the heat, you can't walk upstairs, you'll just randomly faint because of blood flow issues. You're, you're dizzy a lot. It's, it's a, it's pretty severe. It's usually, it affects women, usually younger girls like teenage years, but if you get it when you're older, like you're kind of fucked, which is what happened to my mom and why she's had so many issues. But so this girl named Kimberly is, she has POTS, but she does skits as her cigarette mom. Her mom, both of her parents are dead, but she uses a straw and she acts like her mom did. And it's her way of therapy because she said, I had a horrible childhood. It was abusive. And my parent, my dad was a drunk, my mom was a drunk and they smoked constantly. But like she uses it as like therapy to not, she'd be like, I will never be this shitty person. Like my mom was. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it's kind of sad, but I have seen that. I mean, and that's, I thought about that as a kid. Like if I ever had children, I would be the kind of mom that I wanted as a kid. Cause I mean, for lots of reasons, your mom just didn't understand you, let alone have a good idea of how to, you know, raise you. But yeah, I was different. Yeah. Now, now that I'm diagnosed with autism, I look back at my life and I'm like, how in the fuck did people not know? Like my own self, my therapist knew two and a half years before I did. Yeah. Well, and they were pushing for it. They were asking to get a different diagnosis from the beginning. Yeah. I don't think you're bi -boliced. She keeps saying, I just, I don't think you're bi -boliced. Have you ever had a manic episode? No, never got the good stuff. When I was 19 and I had to leave it. We come to, we don't even think it was mania. We just think it was maybe a 19, a little out of control, a little party girl. It wasn't technically like, yeah. So I don't know. Yeah. You, you were just a, a monopolar instead of bipolar. Yeah. Monopole. Monopole. So any who, but yeah. But I think that people are kind of changing that and being better parents now, I hope, I mean, I know some people are still absolutely terrible parents. You know, so I think, uh, our kids' generation are going to be some of the most prepared parents. Well, yeah, I agree. No, but it's not just the most recent magazine that you may or may not have grabbed at the grocery store or picked up at the doctor's office. You know, like that's literally, you know, reading a book on how to raise your kid was like looked down on. Yeah. And, uh, you know, but with us, we've encouraged that kind of behavior and our children will, will encourage it even more. And it's because our world is fucked and our generation and the next generations are seeing that firsthand, how the people before us really screwed things up and not just financially. I'm not talking about economy and politics. I'm talking about mental health, mental health, ethics, the way we live life, the kind of human being you're supposed to be like, that is so much more important than learning some, you know, I wish that that was what was taught to people, like the common sense to be a decent human being that should have been health class. That should be other side of health. I mean, that should, I've always told my boys and you know, I know that you're, you're the same way, like being a good kind person and being nice to people is more important than being right or being really smart or, you know, having a lot of money. I mean, all those things are great, but at the end of the day, the kind of person you are when you go to bed at night is what really matters. I feel like, yeah, your happiness and how appreciative you are of your life or not. Cause it, that reflects outwards. So yeah, I want that for our kids and for people in general and for the future generations, for our grandkids and great grandkids. If we get there. Yeah. Or if the apocalypse comes. Yeah, fun, fun fact. When I was in like sixth, seventh grade, I was so obsessed with Buffy, the vampire Slayer and the apocalypse that I wasn't allowed to say the word in my own home for a few months. The word apocalypse or apocalypse. She, how often were boards banned for certain amounts of time? Like, what is that a regular thing? Yeah. How many words do you think got banned over the years? About 20. Oh yeah. How many of them do you remember? Exuberant. Oh, that's a weird one to say a lot. Five was five. Why your mom started banning words at five? I was younger. Oh gosh. I wasn't allowed to say, um, diaphragm. Oh God. Which I've probably, I may have told you about this. But when I was seven, I drew like a head and like a neck and a chest, like of a person and I drew body parts in it and I was labeling it because I wanted my own little like human poster of somebody. So I like copied it out of the world book and I went to show her and was explaining how your diaphragm works. And she told me that we didn't have a diaphragm in our body, that that was a word again. Who was that? My mother. Your mom. Yeah. Dang. And so that I wasn't allowed to say diaphragm exuberant because I, I looked it up in the dictionary and then I would use it all the time. Um, was your dad upset by these words? I don't think, no, I don't, I, he, he worked so much when I was little. Like, I don't remember him and I have been like a whole lot of heart to heart conversations. I get that. Um, I like, I don't remember what else it was. Lackadaisical. I wasn't allowed to say that for a while. Lackadaisical. And none of these were small words.
A highlight from ETF Excitement Drives Bitcoin Past $36,000
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Thursday, November 9th, and today we are talking about Bitcoin's breakout and all of the bullish sentiment shift. But, before we get into that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends. Well, yesterday, as you know, we pivoted to bullishness, put the SPF trial behind us, and faced firmly forward, and boy, has today extended the excitement. So much so that I'm actually not even really covering the biggest bull thing from today, which is BlackRock registering an Ethereum spot ETF that happened just as I was finishing, so I am sure that that will be front and center tomorrow. For now, let's kick off today with a tweet from Steven Lubka, who's the Managing Director and Head of Private Clients and Family Offices at Swan. He tweets, I love how Bitcoin itself determines how busy my day is going to be. Today is going to be crazy. Thanks for almost cracking $37k overnight. So let's start this report with the ETF speculation. Grayscale has opened talks with the SEC in an attempt to finally move forward with the conversion of the Grayscale Bitcoin trust into an ETF. Grayscale sources said the company is now in active discussions with the SEC's division of trading and markets and the division of corporate finance. Both divisions play a key role in deciding ETF applications. Now, Grayscale, of course, won its lawsuit against the SEC in August, with the court ruling that the SEC must reconsider the firm's application to convert GBTC. If the SEC wanted to deny the application, it would need to come up with some new reasons after their existing rationale was found to be arbitrary and capricious. Craig Salm, Grayscale's chief legal officer, said, Right now, we're just laser focused on constructively re -engaging with trading and markets. There are still things that have to be worked through. He added that, Overall, it's been good engagement and it's a matter of when, not a matter of if anymore. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonenshine also confirmed that discussions with the SEC have commenced. He told Bloomberg that his team have been busy filing the required documents, which quote, When pressed for a timeline for approval, Sonenshine chuckled, noting that, Timelines are certainly not something that has been discussed, but what I can tell you is that the SEC is constructively engaging at the moment. We remain optimistic that we will get through any final hurdles that need to be there and our investors will finally get what they've been waiting for. Now, the market, for its part, clearly thinks the conversion is likely to be approved. The GBTC discount has now closed to 12 % from over 40 % back in June. It's the smallest discount since November of 2021. Now, widening to the rest of the pool of potential ETFs, Bloomberg analysts reported that the SEC has a brief eight -day window to approve all 12 spot Bitcoin ETFs at the same time, which begins today. ETFs are generally not approved while they are still open for public comment following an SEC decision. That comment period concluded today for seven of the ETFs, which were delayed as a group in late September. James Safart, one of the Bloomberg ETF analysts, followed up in a Twitter thread explaining that, If the agency wants to allow all 12 fliers to launch, as we believe, this is the first available window since Grayscale's court victory was affirmed. Now on November 17th, comment periods will reopen for three of the applications from GlobalX, Hashdex, and Franklin Templeton when they hit their next SEC deadline for approval or delay. That would leave the SEC able to approve only nine of the 12 applications until January. Safart, with some assistance from finance lawyer Scott Johnson, added some extra detail to the situation. They explained that there are two approvals required before the ETFs can begin trading. The SEC would need to approve the proposed rule changes, and then a separate division of the regulator would need to sign off on product disclosure forms known as an S -1. Johnson tweeted, If there's a hypothetical approval this week, there's probably minimum a month and probably a couple before any ETF actually launches. S -1's still under review and no real hard deadline for that process. Though I consider it more a formality at that stage. Would be a wild period. Safart agreed, stating that possible and even likely that there could be weeks or even months between approval and launch. This is in line with comments made by Valkyrie CIO Stephen McClurg last week, who said, A late November approval likely means a February launch. Now his view was that the SEC would likely wait until the new year to ask firms to put finishing touches on their S -1 filings before they were given the green light. Adding a little more intrigue to the process, SEC chair Gary Gensler released another one of his little videos. This one was an explanation of the Division of Corporation Finance, the group which has recently been giving feedback on ETF applicants on their S -1s. Gensler emphasized that the SEC is a quote merit neutral regulator. He explained that the basic bargain of US capital markets is that quote, investors get to decide what risk they take so long as public companies make complete and truthful disclosure. Now of course, the timing of this could be nothing, but some viewed it as a meaningful indication of what has been going on behind closed doors at the SEC. Senior Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balcones tweeted, Could be a coincidence, but probably not. They did preapproval educational stuff ahead of BITO approval as well. Also, I feel like this is his way of saying, look, we aren't endorsing these ETFs, we're just trying to disclose all the possible risks so you can decide. Hands washed. Investor Adam Cochrane reiterated the point, tweeting, Usually this kind of stuff is posted by the SEC as like a disclaimer before they approve things they don't like. For example, last time was four days before they approved the BITO futures ETF. We guess this puts Bitcoin ETF approvals at less than one week now. As one final little indication that things could be moving behind the scenes at the SEC, commissioners and staff attended a closed door meeting this afternoon. The agenda included quote, institution and settlement of administrative proceedings and resolution of litigation claims. These kinds of meetings are held as needed and we don't have any further detail to confirm the commissioners are voting on ETF approvals, but holding a meeting is a much stronger indicator than not holding a meeting. To sum up, analysts' current expectations is that the entire cohort of ETFs are likely to be approved at the same time so as not to pick winners and that this could all happen as soon as this week. After that approval, disclosure statements will need to be finalized before the ETFs can be launched, which seems likely to take weeks, if not months. Notably, Bloomberg analysts have not adjusted their odds for full approvals in January up from 90%. They're also leaving their odds at an approval for this year at 70%. There's currently no real expectation that ETFs will begin trading until early next year. All commentary has carried a very prominent disclaimer that approvals are far from guaranteed, but between all of these little indications, market sentiment is clearly pointing towards a Bitcoin ETF approval. Crypto trader AvocadoToast tweeted, ETF thesis is pretty simple, 90 % odds of approval by Jan 10th could happen any day really. Announcement, immediate FOMO to speculate, scramble to search for ETF tokens on DexTools screener and Twitter, find top choice ETF because first mover most liquid highest market cap most trustworthy one, mash buy button candle loads. We all know this is going to happen. Let's just skip the song and dance. Blockworks Jason Yanowitz said, this market still severely underestimates how insane it will be to have Bitcoin ETF approvals and Bitcoin having within 60 days of each other will be obvious in hindsight. Now all of this ETF speculation has of course been extremely positive for Bitcoin price action. The market tested the $36 ,000 level for the third time late on Wednesday evening and effortlessly broke through. Bitcoin settled at a new level of around $36 ,700 overnight. Now Matrixport said earlier on Wednesday that they expected the breakout above $36 ,000 to be imminent. Following on from that correct prediction, the firm said that they believed a sustained rally to follow. Their report stated, the Santa Claus rally could start at any moment with a steady increase in buyers during US trading hours and an ongoing attempt for Bitcoin to break out. We could see prices rallying into the end of the month and year. Matrixport included some macro commentary recognizing that this Bitcoin run has been supported by dovish federal reserve messaging, reducing long -term debt issuance from the treasury and a continued slowdown in inflation. They noted that above $36 ,000 there's a lot of fresh air considering how rapidly prices collapsed in early 2022. The report stated that quote, a break above $36 ,000 could propel Bitcoin toward our next technical resistance level at $40 ,000 potentially reaching $45 ,000 by the end of 2023. Now along these same lines, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or CME, which hosts the highest volume market for Bitcoin futures in the US has continued to see a rush of trading. Open interest for Bitcoin futures has increased by 35 % over the past four weeks, moving above 100 ,000 Bitcoin for the first time. Indeed, the CME is snapping at the heels of Binance as the dominant market for Bitcoin futures trading. Binance currently has a little over 24 % of the market while the CME is closing in with 22 .7%. Now, according to K33 research, the two week price consolidation around 35 ,000 has primed bullish sentiment. Over the last two weeks, dips have been bought and Bitcoin has remained in a $2 ,000 range. That range, of course, is now broken to the upside, but the analysis still seems relevant. K33 observed that with Bitcoin range bound, altcoins have had a chance to run. We've seen numerous tokens achieve gains above 10 % in the past two weeks, which has brought the total crypto market cap back up to $1 .4 trillion for the first time since the Luna collapse. Bitcoin dominance softened slightly as a result of this altcoin run, but remained above 50%. Now, maybe most interestingly, volumes during US trading hours are dominating the market, vastly outstripping other regions. Premiums on front month options have exploded with calls settled at the end of November showing a 16 % annualized premium. ETF inflows continue to be strong, with the pro shares Bitcoin futures ETF BITO just receiving its third highest weekly inflow since November 2021. Now, despite the rush of activity in derivatives markets, Bitcoin's implied volatility remains below its three year average. This indicates that markets are priced for slow, grinding price action rather than sudden spikes.
A highlight from Feet on the street: we will sell with you, not just to you, says Snoms Marc Magliano, Special Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and I'm very pleased to have with us again Mark Magliano of Snome. Mark, thank you for joining me today. Hey Doug, thank you for having me. Glad to be back. So you know, this is going to be a Mark podcast. We're going to be talking about your background a little bit, how you signed up with Snome. You know, now what your vision for Snome is, what you see coming forward, especially for enterprises that are thinking about, hey, what type of product should I be buying now for the future, and especially for our service provider, our MSP community channels, thinking hey, you know, how should I jazz up my portfolio? What type of products really should I be offering people that really take me into the future? So Mark, tell me a little bit about yourself. How did you end up at Snome? Wow, this is, do we have enough time on this podcast? I'll tell you, I'll start by sharing with you, boy, I've been at this a long time. I cut my teeth in the industry about 30 years ago, a little over 30 years ago, and I was working for this little known company, small distributor called TechData down here in Florida. And I was in the retail and VAR space before that building and fixing computers and then selling computers on the weekend. But Doug, let me tell you, the second I got a feel for and a taste for distribution, true broad line distribution like that, I fell in love. I started to learn and get to understand the relationship of a manufacturer with their distributor and then the different types of partners, resale, excuse me, resellers, whether it's the retail market or the VAR market or corporate resellers, the DMRs, as we used to call them way back when. And I felt, I just absolutely fell in love, loved everything I did, I loved the atmosphere, I loved learning about how product went through the channel and ended up getting out to the consumer. So, to make a long story shorter, I spent the next few years really honing my craft at TechData, left and went to a series of manufacturers where I really started to focus on the building or rebuilding of channel and channel teams. So, the most relevant and all of this discussion would be my tenure during Grandstream. A few years back, I was brought on to build out or help rebuild their overall channel and I was part of a tremendous growth cycle that Grandstream went through, spent almost four years there. And during my time there, I had the pleasure of bringing on a coworker. His name is Antoine Karachacki and I think you've had an opportunity to give him a handful of times. Antoine, when he left Grandstream, went to Snow. I got a call about a year ago now and he said, Mark, we're going to be going through some changes. I worked very closely with the executive team in Hong Kong. And if you're available, we'd love to have a conversation with you. And the rest is history. So, here you are. Let's go from history to the future. What's your vision for Snow? Oh, great question. I'll take my head out of the clouds for a second because I view Snow and our opportunity as really the sky's the limit. You know, we can do so much with this product and with this company. I can't even begin to get into the details, but I can share this with you. One of the things that I need to do when I first came on board, obviously, is learn the ins and outs of the company, understand what makes the channel tick, understand really what buttons to push and levers to pull. And after about 30 days of doing my due diligence to really dig into what makes the channel tick or I should say made the channel tick, I realized that we need to come up with a new distribution strategy. And that's the first thing I focused on, Doug. I focused on the distribution piece of the business. After all, it's one of the pieces that I know the best. I took my experience in the distribution piece and doubled down on it. I reached out to all the executives in leadership members of leadership teams within these distributors in our space who I have direct relationships with and had very honest and open conversations about their challenges in the marketplace and how and if Snome could fill those gaps. And I found out real quickly that there was a tremendous opportunity for someone to come in and make an immediate impact. So, you know, we were talking just before we started our podcast today, you said you're getting a lot of excitement from the channel and from your service provider, from your whole community. And it's not just about a product or a family of products. It's like across the board. It is, it is. So there's a lot of excitement about me joining Snome and within the distribution community first. When I started to share that vision with those leaders in distribution, it really resonated and they understood what we were going to do and how we were going to do it. And I'll share some of that with you and our audience. What our main focus is, was and it still is, strengthen those relationships with the distributors and distributors love that, right? They want to get closer to their manufacturers. The sales reps want to get closer to their manufacturers. The closer they are, the better they can work with the partner, usually leads to more margin for them and less mistakes, right? Everyone wants to have those close relationships. Well, after the distribution piece, I shared with the entire community that we want to focus on the MSPs and the SPs next, not just recruiting and enabling them, but selling, having a sell with mentality where we go in there hand in hand with the distributors and sell the Snome solutions. So instead of a traditional sell to which our competitors have, we're going with the sell with super excited, like, wow, you're willing to do that? You're willing to go in there and dedicate resources to sell with us to these solution providers? Absolutely. That's what we want to do. So we're in the very, probably I would say, I was going to say the early stages, but we're probably in the middle stages, Doug, right now of finalizing that strategy. I've hired the team. Actually, I have one last key hire to bring on, but we'll have feet on the street to help drive resellers to our distributors. And we have feet on the street to enable our distributors. So very much that push pull ecosystem that you want for a healthy channel. That's what's got the the overall Snome channel super excited and energized about working with us again. And then when you combine the fact that we've brought on industry leaders like Andy Abramson and a dedicated channel marketing manager that reports directly up through our organization, everything is under one umbrella and we can make things happen. So, again, in a nutshell, that's what's driven the excitement and that's what's going to drive our growth for years to come. You know, I note in what you just said, the strong emphasis on people. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Relationships, you know, it's interesting. I've gone back and forth over the years. I don't know if you're familiar with the book, was it The Challenger Sale? Have you heard of that book? I think I have. So, yeah, there's a very popular book out there that talks about different sales techniques and it actually de -emphasizes the relationship. It says the relationship selling is probably, I'm sorry, not probably, relationship selling is the least effective way of selling in the channel, which has contradicted everything that I've learned and taught for the past 30 years. Well, while that may be true to some extent, you still have to have these relationships. Everything is relationship driven nowadays. As a matter of fact, the relationship, my relationship got me the job. My personal relationships with these distributors opened up more doors for us. And it's my relationships with the MSP solution providers and our overall team's relationships with these partners that have gained the trust of the community to allow us to do everything that we're doing to bring new products, new technologies. We talked a little bit about our deck solution earlier, our M500 solution. When you get that trust from your channel based on those relationships, again, the sky is the limit. And that's another, I'm not going to say secret to our success, but that's definitely a path that we're heading down. It's really doubling down on those relationships. So we have people and then it also seems there's places. You mentioned three or four different verticals where you're seeing growth. Yeah, we're seeing growth all over the board. But as far as vertical markets go, I'll touch on a couple of things. Part of our strategy for next year, our next fiscal year, which starts in April, is to become verticalized as well. So it's very relevant. We are going to have dedicated resources and probably new products on our roadmap to handle some of these vertical markets. But we're seeing a tremendous interest, especially when we started talking about our deck systems in retail, whether it's the restaurant business, automotive has been significant for us. We've done very well and continue to do very well in hospitality. We actually have a whole separate division dedicated to hospitality and we're seeing growth in the hospital and nursing home facilities right now. Just absolutely exploding. So, again, very exciting times for us. And, you know, as we close up our podcast today, any ideas for growth, anything you'd like to say to the MSP community, the service provider community about how to get engaged better for 2024? Well, from my perspective, I'll turn this into a little bit of a soapbox for me, for Snom. I believe that there is a lot of room right now for someone like Snom to step up and partner with the MSPSP space. And what I mean by partner is really, truly provide services that other manufacturers aren't providing. And I'll touch on those real quick. The existing Snom ecosystem is well aware of some of these key differences, but the vast majority of the marketplace is not. And that's the fact that we've got a three year manufacturer's warranty. So we've had this warranty, Doug, since day one. We're going back into the 90s when we delivered the first sip phone, right? We talked about that earlier as well. Three year warranty. Now, not only is it a three year warranty, but it's an advanced exchange. You don't have to call your reseller. You don't have to call your distributor. You go online, you fill out the actual ticket itself. You get a ticket number and within 72 hours, you as the end user or the reseller or partner could do this on behalf or receive the product as an advanced exchange. So just for the service providers to cut out that middleman to deal directly with the manufacturer is a game changer. No one else has that. So combine that with the fact that we have dedicated resources for sales and service here stateside, both the US and in Canada, all of our support is done here locally. So, Doug, when you combine all of those services with the fact that our parent company, VTech, is an actual manufacturer, we can be much, much more nimble than our competition, especially when you start talking about working with the service providers, right, having that single throat to choke. We're the only ones you come to us, you come to Snom Direct, we can handle everything from your distribution pieces, your manufacturing, your marketing, everything gets done centrally with us. And it's just incredible value proposition for the service providers that are out Mark, there. I want to thank you for joining us today. This has been very interesting. I want to congratulate you on your appointment. And I want to wish you the very best of luck. And I'm already see that you're making tremendous progress and big strides with Snom. Where can we learn more about Snom? Where can we learn more about the Snom partner programs? Ah, you can go to and our audience can go to SnomAmericans .com. Now we are having, we're going to be releasing a new version of our website in a short time here, but still SnomAmericans .com. We can be reached through most of the social media outlets. LinkedIn is fantastic. I can be reached directly or anybody on our team can be reached directly. And you'll have links in there for the Snom partner program, which again, that's also going through an overhaul. We're super excited about new components. And you know what, that may be a great topic for one of our next podcasts. Let's talk about the new Snom partner program and some of the components of it and how, how that's going to be very different in the game changer in the industry as well. All right. We're queuing up for the next one and there's going to be a bunch of these everybody. We're going to be doing a lot of work with Snom, but for now I want to really thank Mark for joining us today. And I'll look forward to that, that, that next podcast. This sounds like a plan. Thanks, Doug.
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"All right, so a lot happening this week, and today is no different. Gary Gensler is on the Warpath, we're going to be talking about that, and also breaking into what's happening with Bitcoin and some of the markets. We'll get into all that good stuff for you guys today. My name is Paul Bearer. Welcome back to Tech Path. Before we get started, I want to take a moment and thank our sponsor. On November 14th and 15th, Human Protocol is hosting Nukeonomics 2023 in Lisbon to discuss the impact of AI and Web3 on the world and the economy of tomorrow. Make sure and use our promo code PB50 for 50 % off. Nukeonomics is planned to set to explore the future of Web3 with thought leaders around the world. Cool thing, across the program, they're going to be doing a full kickoff. On starting the event, you'll be able to get access to new speakers. They're going to discuss the impact of blockchain and creating human -centric economies and the future of crypto. They'll also have this thing called the L -Room, which is going to be a startup pitch, so make sure and check that out. And then the following day, you'll be able to go to what they call the LX Mainstage, and all of that is going to be where we'll see Web3 in music, along with AI and other influences in digital media. Some of the guest speakers include Sam Weeks from Google, Erica Wykes -Snade from Adidas, Cyrus Faisal from Swisborg, and Javier Garcia de la Torre from Binance. Make sure and check them all out. Don't forget to use our code down below. We'll leave a link. All right, so let's break into it today. Let's go over to the first tweet. This is the Kobayisi letter just in. Market cap of Bitcoin officially rises above $750 billion for the first time since April 2022. I want to zoom in on that for you guys a little bit. The entire crypto space is nearing $1 .5 trillion market cap. That's nice to see, $1 .5 trillion. First time nearly two years that we've seen this. Bitcoin prices are now 35 % over the last month, 120 % on the year. I want you to take a moment for all you guys out there that are buying in Bitcoin, have been buying maybe since the beginning of the year. You're 120 % up. How do you say that to people when you look at that? I'm just kind of curious. How do you play it? And also, what tokens are you playing right now? Make sure and leave some comments down below. Smash the like button if you guys like breakdowns like this. Let us know. These are the kind of things. So we'll kind of guide you along here. But the resilience of crypto is incredible. The statement here, can't really deny what's happening out there. You guys are in the right place at the right time. The cool thing is, is when you like this video, it's going to share it to others who will start to learn what's happening out there in crypto as a whole. A couple of posts here. I want to go to Scott Johnson. And it looks like we've got some confirmation. One with a hard timeline, so almost certainly decided along with other open apps, the most likely outcome, US SEC said open talks with Grayscale on the spot Bitcoin ETF push is underway. So this came in further on him and he said, my guess is Grayscale is one of the two positions they received assurances that they will receive a new order, X number of days alongside the open apps. And then they have not received assurances, maybe demanding a new order. Kind of curious which one you think would be the case. Will Grayscale be aligned with the rest because with this alignment of discussions happening, you get back into the scenario of, yes, ETF is going to start positioning and maybe that's the opportunity. Now, the real question is how does Bitcoin respond once an ETF does come through? Pentoshi kind of hits on a couple of points here. A lot of people argue that Bitcoin ETF is going to be sell the news. Yes, some pricing is going on, but we have no idea what the demand will be and there will be some to start. Sure, illiquid supply is at an all -time high. That's one thing. A lot of Bitcoin is now in diamond handlers. Yes, we know that. And then don't pretend you know what's going to happen. I agree. I don't think anybody really knows for sure. You can assume, I think with some reason, that there's going to be some demand movement. But the biggest point, I think, is a little bit of a ephemeral approach to it. And what I mean by that is that when BlackRock comes into the space, if BlackRock is the one that, say, leads the way out, maybe there will be another winner here. Could be ARK, could be Fidelity. Whoever wins that marketing war, I think that's the point in which traditional investors will start to question their resolve around crypto. And when that happens, there will be a tipping point and I think that's the point in which a lot of this is going to start to peak. Now, maybe the timing is going to be perfect too because you've got, obviously, next year we've got the halving occurring. Hopefully we're out of what could be a recession. Hopefully we're out of these conflicts and other things are starting to settle. We'll talk about that in a second. Here's Will Quamente. He kind of jumps in on this. It's pretty obvious that if BlackRock is filing an ETH ETF, then the Bitcoin ETF must be a dumb deal. I don't know if it's a done deal, but this is interesting that they bring this up front. Now, granted, they may have enough indicators there that this is going to happen and they don't want to be left behind in the sense of a strategy around an ETH ETF. I just had James Saferd on. He and I had kind of been going back and forth. First time I had James on, he mentioned to us and we asked him straight blank, what about an ETH ETF? He wasn't really a fan of that, but he's changed his position. So I think that he, along with other Wall Streeters out there, are in a position now that ETH is going to make it through as an ETF. Here's John Deaton. Although I believe a spot ETF, Bitcoin ETF, should have been approved a long time ago, I believe the timing of a spot ETF approval is going to help create a perfect storm for Bitcoin. Whether you look at, you know, Wall Street getting what they want or you know what's happening overall, what he talks about here is we all know no matter what happens in the not too distant future, second and third quarter, rate cuts going to happen combined with rate cuts. This is my point is that you're going to get into some scenarios for 2024 where the cycle starts to feed upon itself. Rate cuts, the market looking at a much more structured capital alignment with an asset class that has now maybe come of age, along with all the technical components of what's happening with Bitcoin, and then what I think will be an absolute barnstorm of what's going to happen in Web3. That's going to include all the traditional tokens that we talk about here all the time, including, you know, ETH, AVAC, SOL, and many others in the Web3 ecosystem. So a lot definitely kind of lining up here for good news. SEC Chair Gensler says rebooted FTX is maybe a possibility if it's done within the law. All right. So this I would tread on very, very lightly in the sense that I think the brand damage has been done. I just cannot imagine, it would take maybe years to get way past where we are today. Any of the people that know about crypto today are going to most likely be feeding into the crypto investors of the future, and what I mean by the future, the next two to three years. FTX is still going to be a memory that's not one that's easy forgotten. And I think because of that, just the brand ethos that FTX pretty much imposed itself on the industry, I don't think is going to be forgotten. So I think it's going to be a scenario. They will not be overcoming it. And the thing that, you know, Gensler might be trying to do here is maybe just set it up for failure so he can do what I told you at some moment. I don't know. But I would not. Why? Go that route. Why would you bring that sore back up into the industry when there's so many great projects out there and great exchanges and places where you can do things, including all these new entities? I just don't know. I'm not sure. Let's listen to a clip right here. This is Brad Garment House. He's talking about FTX. Listen in. I've spoken with a lot of Democratic lawmakers, crypto skeptics about this, and they cite fraud often, that a lot of people are defrauded through crypto scams. How much more work needs to be done to push back against that kind of narrative? The fraud FTX wasn't a crypto fraud. I mean, yes, it was a fraud. Maybe if Gary Gensler and the SEC weren't so focused on going after Ripple and meeting openly with Sam Bankman -Fried, maybe we could have actually avoided some of that, right? Marty bracing myself for when I go check Twitter after this to see everything the XRP army had to say about this conversation. All right. So you can kind of see maybe with Brad Garment House, obviously I'm trying to take this to the Supreme Court, will maybe adjust his opinion of how they negotiate with the SEC. And maybe that's what he's talking about there. It would be interesting if that actually occurred. Maybe there is something that could be done and salvaged between that relationship. I don't know. I want to go over to another clip here. This gets into Garment House talking about Coinbase and what their current status is. Listen in. I followed the Coinbase case a little more closely. And so maybe I can comment there a little bit more. You know, the SEC is not trending well there. And again, if at some point you would think if you keep getting losses, you would say, okay, wait a minute, let's step back, let's reevaluate. Or even better, let's be part of championing a legislative solution. Well, you say you're hopeful that something happens legislatively, but ultimately the way things are going right now, do you think more clarity is likely to come from Congress or is it just going to continue to come from the courts and the judicial branch? I think that's a question for Chair Gensler.
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"Let's get to my guest, Erin Newman. And she is a speaker and author and soul fire Ignitrix for women entrepreneurs. She helps business owners to overcome mindset blocks so that they can truly do what lights them up in their business and make the income they desire. The answer within how to access your spirit guides for alignment and abundance is aligning with your true purpose and create your unique version of success. Find the answers to all your important real world questions by connecting with your spirit guides. Erin Newman teaches you how to safely work with them in a non -appropriative way regardless of your background or belief system. These guides help you make money doing what you love, relieve physical pain, cultivate kindness, heal ancestral patterns, and more. Erin presents 30 hands -on prompts that support all aspects of your life and give you the wisdom to move forward despite obstacles. By journeying to your spirit guides, you'll become more compassionate and release blocks along your sacred path. Perfect for any experience level, this easy to use book encourages you to align with your deeper purpose and bring the magical back into the practical. I love that. And for more, you can find about Erin. You can go to her website, which is Erin and Erin Newman dot com. Let me spell it for you. So it's E -R -I -N -N -E -W -M -A -N dot com. Welcome, Erin. Thanks for being here with me today. I'm so excited to be here, Melissa. I love that introduction. Thank you. Well, when I was reading your book, I thought, oh, she's talking a lot about the same stuff I talk about. So of course, you know, that's that's why we resonated to each other. So how did you get into the kind of work that you're doing today and what inspired you to write your book? Yeah, well, I guess like everybody's journey, it's it's not linear, right? I would definitely say I would definitely say that I got into the work of connecting with your soul guides because I was writing fiction at the time and really wanted to know how to do that kind of work. So I started following a bunch of different people, as one does, and eventually landed on shamanic a practitioner training out in Colorado that I undertook for three years. And yeah, and like I said, it just it just kind of continues from there. It just sort of deepens into your bigger message, which for me is really that this work is accessible to anybody and that it can be accessible to anybody. And that, you know, like like you shared already that I'm really interested in bringing that magical back into the practical. Yeah, I love I love that sentence so much because I've talked about this a million times like magic magical is like my favorite word. So I'm always using that word. So I love it because I think that we do have more magic in our fingertips than we realize that we do. And it's just like tapping into it, right? So you talk a lot about accessing your spirit guides and in the book, you show us how to do that, which you have all these wonderful journaling and these prompts and exercises for us to follow along. So like, how did that start for you? Were you just like writing and then you got a message or or like a thought came in your head and you knew it wasn't coming from your brain because we always get like, did I make that up? You know, kind of thing. So I'll let you share your experience for sure. Yeah. I mean, for me, it was it was an actual process that I take people through in the book of journeying and that's when you're entering into that altered trance state, which sounds really out there. But, you know, you get into an altered trance state when you're just watching television, right? We all kind of zone out and this has a very specific purpose of accessing something that's bigger than us, right? Whatever way you want to think of the life force, the all that is source God, universe, the thing that is bigger than all of us and and unites all of us. And for me, that gets translated into spirit guides and or working with source directly. But in the book, I walk everybody through a process of journeying where you're you can you know, you can do it with meditation music, you can do it with drumming music and whatever, or you can just silence. Right. But I personally find it really helpful to utilize either a drum or meditation music because it helps me drop faster. But really dropping into that altered trance state first, that that space of silence, that space of where your conscious mind has been able to let go, at least for a little bit. And then asking to meet with a specific guide. And then the third step is really trusting whoever shows up or whatever shows up is is actually real. Right. And I mean, we can talk all day about the concept of real and reality, but that that guidance that you're receiving is is for you. It's real. It's coming in for you with a very specific purpose.
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"three years" Discussed on WTOP
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"three years" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Down for three years. While those orders evaporated, it began to look as if Boeing needed China more than China needed Boeing. Now things are starting to turn back in the company's favor. Writing about it in the solutions section of this week's issue of the magazine is Bloomberg News aerospace reporter Julie Johnson. She and Businessweek editor Jill Weber spoke with my co host Matt Miller and Bloomberg senior markets reporter Katie Greifeld to explain the rebound. For the last three or four years the story had been pretty much the same until very recently and it was one of frustration for Boeing. They were locked out of their largest international market. They very much seemed to be caught in the middle of this trade war and they're all including the fact that China was the one to ground the Max after those two crashes and one of the last to unground it. So what's going on here is that market dynamics have overtaken politics. Because of COVID and the Max grounding, the global air market is thousands of planes short of demand. And So if you want a Boeing jet, you want a Max, you better get in line because they're sold out now into 2028. We just saw Ryanair place this monster order that goes into the 2030s. So an Airbus is sold out almost to 2030. So it's pretty fascinating to see suddenly, you know, there's all this activity in China, they need their planes, and things are starting to look good for Boeing. The numbers are striking. I mean, I took from the story that Boeing was like a big was beloved in China and was selling more planes than anybody else there. And then the geopolitical tensions I think are key, right? The Trump trade war plus COVID plus the max crashes since 2020. Airbus has sold 300 or delivered 384 planes to China. Boeing has delivered four. Why even bother? Ryanair has has now put in an order for 300. United's ordered like 200 and the Indians have ordered another 100. So wants everybody these things. And I guess Boeing is now optimistic. Is Dave Calhoun the guy who runs Boeing now? He's just that optimistic what the Chinese are going to start ordering him again because he had a backlog of like $10 billion of the planes that he was supposed to sell to them but had started already giving to other clients. Yeah, so so there's a lot unpack to here. Boeing has 140 planes that they built for China, most of them in 2019, that have been in storage because China was closed to the max and China has not resumed imports of the max yet. But apparently that could happen. All they need is a stamp from the government for that to happen. The airlines want their planes. So yeah, that's the $10 billion that's tied up that's been very frustrating to Boeing. But if China, you know, Boeing kind of ran out of patience last year as the market started to heat up and Calhoun was not subtle at all in saying, you know, we're marketing these. If you don't want these planes, they're going to be other buyers. And that's right around the time that China started reopening and this relationship flipped. And by the way, I mean, it could flip again, like the politics are crazy here. I mean, but it's looking good for Boeing. So how did Airbus managed to to really just continue to, you know, sell planes so there much more dramatically than Boeing? Well, their plane wasn't grounded. I mean, this So the max, the global grounding was, I think, the longest in aviation history, certainly the longest for a really important aircraft. And Airbus, Boeing had to shut down production during COVID Airbus managed to keep their factories going and running semi semi hot. And then Airbus has also done a lot of direct investment in China. And they've got that, you know, they're A320neos building their in China, that's the rival to the max. So they've managed, they've got a really good relationship that they've, you know, they've managed to foster through the trade tensions. And by the way, Washington's of kind irritated by some of the ordering that that's gone to Airbus's way. Well, please, they brought it upon themselves. I mean, you know, if you want to win a congressional campaign, missing China is a great way to do that to get votes. And the Europeans have been courting the Chinese with the Belt initiative and Road and letting them straight up in through Italy, right up into the heart of Europe. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. I and mean, I wonder why does China not have its own. I was talking to Airframe. I was talking to by Michael Crichton. Julie, have you read it? Sorry. I thought it was popular. Anyway, part of the book talks about how the airplane IP, like, for example, how you make a wing is so heavily guarded in this country, and I'm sure Airbus guards theirs as well, but they have to outsource some of this manufacturing to China as the global economy became so intertwined. China knows how to make planes now. Why don't they make an uncomfortable narrowbody jet? They have. China, just to make things even complicated. more China has its home -grown rival to the MAX and to the A320neo, and it just entered service last month, and more than 10 years behind schedule, by the way. Well, I've seen estimates that around 80 % of the technology in that plane, basically everything that you need to keep it aloft is Western -made. and manufacturing so commercial jets is really really really difficult. And to build them on scale, even tougher. So it's one thing to get it into the air, but then the next challenge for China is to start churning these out. And they put a lot of resources into it. I wouldn't count them out at all, but it's going to be probably decades they're before a threat to Boeing and Airbus. And that also works Boeing's favor right now. Okay, well, if Matt is reluctant to get on the max, Katie, I'm curious, the C919, that's going to be China's answer to the max? Matt, when are you going to step on one of those? No, no. I mean, no. It's like getting a Chinese COVID vaccine. No, thank you, ma 'am. No, it could work. It could. Yeah, it could. Okay, Julie, I have a question about the competitive landscape here. Because, again, seems it like this dynamic may be shifting again in favor of Boeing. But I mean, you also made the point that if you look at Airbus's waitlist, I mean, we're talking until the start of the next decade. So from a competitive standpoint, it still seems like when it comes to China, Boeing is far behind that of Airbus. Is that safe to say? Yeah, that's spot on. Yeah, that's exactly right. Airbus is clearly in the opposite. And frankly, both Boeing and Airbus have struggled post COVID to get their factories back up and running smoothly. And when you're coordinating hundreds of thousands of parts that go into a plane and they've got to arrive on schedule, you know, sometimes down times, you can see how quickly, you know, how difficult that it is and how quickly things can go amiss. And so Airbus's inability somebody to make good on their schedule has kind of let Boeing back into the game a little market. But Airbus right now dominates. I mean, there's just no question. It's their market. That That was Bloomberg News aerospace reporter Julie Johnson with Matt Miller and Katie Greiffeld Business Week Editor Jill Weber back with us with next hour. You're listening to Bloomberg Business Week up next how the team at Citigroup is working to diversify its lending base in underserved communities. 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"three years" Discussed on WTOP
"Come to grow. Good morning, I'm rich hunter, teddy galvan is our producer the top stories we're following for you today. It's been one year since a white supremacist gunman killed ten black people and injured three others at a supermarket in the city of buffalo. W IVB reporter Marley tusks looks back on the lives lost that day. Catherine Massey's family says she was a gentle, but strong soul. A fighter for her community, the 72 year old was called the mayor of cherry street. She advocated for civil rights, education, and federal regulation of firearms. Cap Massey was a friendly activist or an activist with a smile. She was going to demand what she wanted, but she was going to work with people to get what she wanted. Fiercely passionate, cats loved ones say she was always motivated by love. Church bells chimed at two 28 Sunday afternoon to mark the time of the massacre, the gunman was sentenced to life in prison. In the final days of tidal 42, many forecasts had a huge jump in the number of migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally so far that hasn't happened. Homeland Security secretary Alejandro mayorkas told CNN the number of people trying to cross has actually declined. Over the past two days, the United States border patrol has experienced a 50% drop in the number of encounters versus what we were experiencing earlier in the week. Before title 42 ended. But he said the federal government is prepared for a surge if it materializes. We've expanded our holding capacity and border patrol stations. Christopher Cruise CBS News Washington. Meanwhile, New York City is preparing to convert hotels to shelters as pressure mounts to accommodate asylum seekers. The Roosevelt hotel on east 45th street closed three years ago will eventually provide as many as a thousand rooms for migrants, according to mayor Eric Adams. The asylum seekers are expected to arrive in the coming weeks because of the expiration of title 42 that allow federal officials to turn them away. The mayor says the city is running out of room and has come up with other plans that send migrants to hotels in other counties, but still take care of their food and basic needs. He says the city has now cared for more than 65,000 asylum seekers already opening up over a 140 emergency shelters. Many of his plans have been met with criticism and opposition, Julie Walker, New York. It is two 34, votes are being counted one of the most pivotal elections in turkey's history. The outcome could determine whether the NATO ally returns to democratic rule or continues on its path towards autocracy. CBS News MTR's tyap is in London and looks at the candidates and the potential consequences of the election. This is the man trying to unseat Erdoğan, opposition leader kemal kilicdaroglu, a soft spoken economist and retired civil servant. This promising to return the modern Turkish state to its secular roots, ally at closer to the west
"three years" Discussed on AP News
". Talk show host Kelly Clarkson's promising changes after staffers complained about a toxic work environment. The response by the talk show host and singer on Instagram follows a Rolling Stone report that includes allegations made by 11 current and former employees complaining about being overworked and underpaid on the Kelly Clarkson show. The anonymous employees called Clarkson fantastic, but producers, monsters. Clarkson says she loves her team. There's always room to grow. So we'll now include leadership training for all senior staff, even herself. I'm Julie Walker, a south university professor broke in the record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization. 74 days for Joseph de touri inside an underwater lodge for scuba divers off key Largo. I'm Jackie Quinn, AP news. New York City will open a migrant center at a midtown Manhattan hotel as pressure mounts to accommodate asylum seekers. The Roosevelt hotel on east 45th street closed three years ago will eventually provide as many as a thousand rooms for migrants, according to mayor Eric Adams, the asylum seekers are expected to arrive in the coming weeks because of the expiration of title 42 that allowed federal officials to turn them away. The mayor says the city is running out of room and has come up with other plans that send migrants to hotels in other counties, but still take care of their food and basic needs. He says the city has now cared for more than 65,000 asylum seekers already opening up over a 140 emergency shelters. Many of his plans have been met with criticism and opposition, Julie Walker, New York, buffalo marks the passing of one year since a gunman killed ten people and injured three others in a racist attack that targeted black people at a city supermarket. A moment of silence followed by chiming of church bells at two 28 p.m., honors victims of the massacre at the tops friendly market on May 14th, 2022. Inside the remodeled store, fountains Flank a poem dedicated to the victims, a permanent memorial is in the works for outside in the meantime a hand painted mural promotes unity with a black and white hand meeting together in prayer, in the years since the shooting relatives of the victims have spoken before Congress about white supremacy and gun reform and organized events to address food insecurity that worsened when the neighborhood's only grocery store was inaccessible for two months after the shooting, Julie Walker, New York. Thank you, cool blob, a Phoenix Suns fired Monty Williams on Saturday, two years after reaching the NBA Finals and a year after he was the overwhelming choice as the coach of the year Phoenix was eliminated from the playoffs Thursday after a 25 point home loss against Denver in the Western Conference semifinals. Stanley Cup playoffs, Jordan eberly scored twice. Ellie told them and had a goal and two assists and the Seattle cracking beat the Dallas star 6 to three to force a deciding game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series. Major League Baseball, Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan feltner was struck in the head by a line drive in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. However, he was able to walk off the field on his own and engulf Austin echo, and China's Marty Doe are seeking a first PGA Tour victory as they share the third round lead at 16 under with Ryan Palmer at the Byron Nelson in Texas, hometown favorite Scottie scheffler is two shots back after faltering with a bogey on the par 5 18th. I'm geffen kobach or AP sports. Four AP sports, I'm geffen cool blah, the Seattle kraken aren't done yet after forcing a decisive game 7th correspondent Jim Bernard reports, the Seattle kraken, even their best of 7 playoff series with the Dallas stars at three games apiece with a 6 three victory, the kraken took control early and jumped to a four one lead minutes into the second period. Jordan eberle had two goals and one assist for the game. We played aggressive. I think that's what we had to do I mean, you don't want to come out in these situations and sit back and go into the summer wondering why. In the NBA, the Phoenix Suns fired Monty Williams on Saturday two years after reaching the NBA Finals and a
"three years" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Asking for $5 million bail for the man accused of shooting at King County sheriff's deputy over the weekend. And sports the Seahawks are rewarding quarterback Gino Smith after a career season signing him to a three year contract reportedly worth $105 million. It's now four 46. Every year hundreds of millions of items are sold every year claiming to be healthy. The healthy choice brand itself sells 200 million meals per year. But what is healthy even mean these days in the FDA wants to update the definition. Laura Riley is covering it for The Washington Post and spoke with our Taylor van Sykes. Laura, as it stands today, what does it mean if my food claims to be healthy? And are there in fact rules that keep, say, pop tarts from using that buzzword on their box? There are indeed. So foods have to have a certain amount of the good stuff and a certain lack of the bad stuff. So it has to have nutrients of desire. The fruits and veg and dairy products that we are supposed to be eating. Meaningful amount of those. And then their new proposed limit is on saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar. So that added sugars piece is the first time the FDA has kind of weighed in on limiting that. And so if we use that example of healthy choice, for example, they've got so much money invested in that brand. What would they have to do to make their chicken parmer or whatever able to still hold that healthy choice label? Well, con Agra the parent company basically said, we can't do it. We can't make food that people want to buy and eat, and adhere to these rules. So we may just pivot and get rid of this healthy choice brand and do something else entirely. And a lot of the food industry kind of came back to the FDA in the form of comments and letters saying we can't make the food that people find craveable and adhere to these especially those added sugar limits. So at this point, you know, there's sugar in everything. It's not just in the drinks that sodas in the juices and pasta sauces and salad dressings and bagels and it's kind of name anything. They have added sugars. So this is probably going to drive a lot of food companies to reformulate and possibly to reformulate with high intensity sweeteners, non nutritive sweeteners into sub out some of those added sugars. I'm wondering how hard you had to dig to find a food producer that was happy about the proposed changes. I didn't find any actually. So even organizations that you think, you know, why do they care? You know, American cheese society basically pushed back and said, you know, the word healthy shouldn't be applied to a single food. You know, it's more of a lifestyle. It's how you're eating it with whom you're eating. It's the portion size. It's all these other things kind of fit together to make a healthy lifestyle. And that it's a little specious to point to this food right here and say, this is a healthy food, especially if the way they get over that line is by being fortified or highly processed and supplemented with vitamins and those kinds of things. Is that really healthy? The jury's out. And for that matter, does anybody really notice the word healthy on their foods? What would it do to your own shopping habits? You can read much more online at Washington Post dot com from food business reporter, Laura O'Reilly. And that's Taylor van sais. It's now four 49. It increase in social security would mean would not mean a big property tax hike for seniors and disabled veterans on a bill that just passed the state Senate. Around 5 or 6000 veterans and elderly washingtonians would lose their property tax exemption because of the cost of living rays. Senator Emily rattles says her legislation, Bill 57 32, aims to prevent that. This body has focused quite a bit of our time to champion policies to ensure that our neighbors get the assistance that they need to combat the rising housing costs to ensure that we are targeting tax relief to
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"Dot EDU. Influential conversations from Bloomberg television. Here's francine LaCroix. Joining us now is Peter Carlson. He's the chief executive officer of northvolt. Peter, thank you for joining us. Your company is doing some things that really are peaking the interest of the markets. How much do you want to grow northolt in the next three years? In the next three years, it's pretty much all about or scaling up in our big first Gigafactory up in northern Sweden in we left you. But with lead times of new factories, we're establishing management teams that will drive establishment of additional facilities. For example, the joint venture factory with Volvo car scene in Gothenburg that we aim to be stored production in 2025. What's your biggest challenge right now, Peter? Our biggest challenge here for a short term is just to keep focus on executing and getting products out and show our customers that we can deliver on time and here the focus is very much in our factory in which we call Norfolk aired up in we left you where we are starting to deliver to customers and now it's all about putting line by line up and running and getting the yields where they're supposed to be. Here more conversations like this one on Bloomberg television streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile app or check your local cable listings. Markets, headlines and breaking news, 24 hours a day. At Bloomberg dot com, the Bloomberg business app and at Bloomberg quick tape. This is a Bloomberg business flash. And I'm Karen Moskow in futures are little change this morning to ten year treasury up 9 30 seconds to yell 2.77% and the yield on the two year 2.79% at 9 X crude
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"Last three years. We wish him well and wish him a happy birthday 71 years old today. One Huey Clegg. You know, Miss Huey Lewis. Partly cloudy and hot today High 93 It's mild tonight and warm 70 and then partly cloudy again Tomorrow heist 92 tomorrow. They're saying maybe some rain on Thursday to cool things off. We are at 80 80 looking for a high of 93 today, But as I like to say, whatever high you get today. You go for it. 80 degrees at the tri State. Severe weather station NewsRadio 700 wlw. So okay. 89 million jobs unfilled 15 million people still on some sort of government assistance. What's going on with the economy? As additional benefits are coming down the home stretch. Does that mean more people go back into the workforce? We'll deal with that. Next on 700 wlw. I want to make me feel feeling. News, Traffic and weather news Radio 700 w. L jargon Cincinnati It was a violent and the holiday here in the Queen City with the 10 30 report. I'm Sarah release breaking now. Two teenagers are dead and three other people are in the hospital following a shooting last night at Smale Riverfront Park. That incident happened just before 11 o'clock. As fireworks were coming to an end. Gunfire began there were anywhere.
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"Detected jones's practices were best. I don't i don't. I can't see here in all of his investigation. Subways solution or absolutely the layout of some of the things are different however. I know that. I can walk down the hallway and every case that those guys are doing probably be a little bit different than done among decide so I really have to check myself times. When i'm trying to gauge people's investigations Because i may not have done it. That way doesn't make the wrong way. There probably is a better way so this is tough when something where. There's not an idiot in there is not as sad you will do. Abcd and e because oftentimes do have people to strike. So we can't say you're gonna take a statement from this person this one time because the mid i don't know there has to be somewhat ambiguous and begged him. I was like. Can you just have questioned him again. I begged him. You know before he. He's gonna catch on that. We're going to think something's going on in. He walked away got in his car when he left he owned in that apartment. The neighbors signed guinness car with an envelope. Drove off and he just left. And i'm he's been arrested ten times in grayson county over the last ten years and he's not been scared before you know now arrested ten times. He never left before state lead now. Well not left his license pictures. You let us computer his clothes. We had all off 'immigration papers and he was like i'm not. I'm not immigration thing as well as you know. He's been with verizon. Novus you wanna phrase of police farman. The ones you freight now widely leave the two or three days after and missing. He circumstances just like us. The same of should be swing possible homicide with. I mean again. We're not please. Don't pretend debate. Yes we've got a ton of researcher kimberly. S but a law circumstantial evidence who knew. He came back the second time and got interviewed if he would have stumbled over his words. Spend like wouldn't you at least try to interview the second idea with his with interested or domestic abuse tin restaurants record a i. He went interview. He went vote care. Nothing circumstancial concern but hopkin. I'm not think he's the only person that said suicide. Everybody else said you know. I have to be out of your best seven or he is going to kill me. There's three three people getting phone numbers. I didn't know she's trying to leave. She didn't tell me that but phone number and the farmers i gave him was purse. That was her. Las bexley place in the neighbor at five twenty on the phone hughes hearing her talk. She's like. I've got your by by seven. He's gonna kill me. I have to be out of here. He got home at six and seven fourteen. He calls nine one one ever talked lebron's after then let him from the hospital on saturday and I audiotape tim and he gave me this big theatric presentation about how he got home from work and he went in the closet and he took his shirt off. It was so hot. And you put it in him for any went and he looked for a mandate he hollered for her. The closet was almost empty. I mean the whole and then work and then he said that i went back. And he's like in the back of the clause in the very far corner. I saw her feet. She's sitting her knees. I thought she's praying. And i was like okay. You know he gets paid. What's wrong strongest. Pulled the clothes back and and she was hanging. If she's sitting on her knees praying he said. I thought she was prankster center. Onis and off got it all. I mean this closet does not have that much stuff hanging in it singer from the first time waste glance through. And there's the clothes hamper. He said he used to put his clothes in. It's right there next to the cord. I mean i have an audio all that in he got on his knees and he was just doing all the tricks and that was just made me sick. I mean you've ever get after that and we we texted back and forth. And i just kept saying she's doing great because i didn't want him to get scared that she was going to die and then I was like she's really doing good. And all dennis phone got turned off which it was paid on the thursday that she died the heat went to. At and t. Paid his phone bill that day so he just had it cut off because he's leaving you know he's gone and so we text back and forth and then was turned off show number some values. Yeah it just. He disappeared so for him to go in and tell me he went in there change clothes. He went around looked in the consoling one room. I don't know if you saw it. Just one room with a closet. A bathroom and i mean there's harley thing hanging there but she could have been hidden behind anyway and then he tells me he breaks to cord with his bare hands we. How do you breaking electrical. Richard bare hands off men movies and pilot less waken her so he can break. I'm sure sure her body weight that causes injuries would have broke it before he could have pulled it apart. Well and as part of i mean so you got somebody. That's gonna argue. Lower body weight had stretched integrity of it was compromised. His adrenaline was running in tears. Because he cares that much. So that's the counterargument might wasn't even todd. Remember that that's the case but as we look and we have to try to get so we constantly fought that not only with the defense attorney but as we go for the da's office they are cheating holes in a ton of as many t- jeffcoat's got some major investigation now that now he wants to get wrapped up his at night and then figure out who they ever to interrogate him and trying to play back that now. You know netflix. An opportunity to talk to tear gating lead. See because all that the way that the nature of interogations it's almost like interior. It's a game with wrongdoing. That he's been somewhere that interview right. Because an interview has to open the door for an interrogation it really does otherwise otherwise you walk into a game so you gotta as any we're not. We're not saying that if we come across. Brian is that we're going to. We're that we're just gonna forget about the israeli flies out there. In the system that got picked up they would alert whoever picked him up to notifies as we. We're we at least have that opportunity On a on a broad scope outside of sherman police now.
"three years" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"Or looking at it to be taken. Jones held accountable for like the times. I look at the cow. I don't see those as a fabrication just inconsistency because we i go out and talk with people often in the same person telling me different things correcting your in or you're out and put it down. Sure as exactly so they tell the three. I don't talk to them if they six the next time. I'm six because i'm watching absolutely inconsistencies. I agree that sissy but at the same officers. Come you people tell you the same time the home but put on a different recording. I mean all you're responding officers. They all gave report that he got home at six o'clock your yet the other officers elevator when he says. Hey this is the time. And they're very males to allegra. Find it to be this time. So as far as s concerned article you should he ever reports and talked with them wanting. Yes that would have been the best practice is. He apparently not reported by. He looked at his raised a photo photographing he recorded it. And i'll where's that so did. Y'all what do we donald campbell and no differently. You had treated any other. That's what we're asking but also we really want this. Look at you know because expanded is out there. Possibly dennis again as well so it doesn't those risks. Could this suicide. Yes be so when we start to the bahamas. I agree with you. That could be a suicide. could it be yes. Is it now as i look at it. Is it more reasonable. The not that it is a suicide you have you have you has less evidenced and try things before no no real now year And out and to be honest with you i mean. It's all over the news we're working. We're working an active homicide now and we had a meeting yesterday and In many arrests right and You know there's video or looking for suspects people interests and all these things. We're not making arrests because we'd all meet up. Sure that's it that is your. That is your chance. You know what i mean. Let's say this was a homicide and this is the this is the message we had and we try. And that's it. That's chance. I get that i get that the chance. And that's i guess a lot of this had happened. I mean these are linear marks their horizontal. This one goes down. I don't understand how that is a hanging mark. I don't understand that. I don't understand that i just don't understand these marks. I mean there's no medical examiner never saw these marks. Before she made a ruling she did not completely hilts seven days. Healed did examine the mars. Cut them open seven days after she had bruising her strap muscles. I mean that's that's strangulation and it was low anyway I know we're not going to convince you. And you're not gonna convinced me. We'll try to convince you. That is a suicide out. Trying to what what i am telling you that. There's not overwhelming evidence to say homicide. Here's our suspect in when we start any investigation win. Take jones responded to this. He responded to misguided them the very surface level when i was called to assist patrols on reported suicide of camp exactly responding to that but as you investigate any death. Why is he going to. If it's a suicide we already know what we're dealing chancellor's loyal new boyle said the suspect exactly me. He knew so we. We got a call of suicide so we respond because we're going to do a death investigation. Not a suicide investigation. Does that make sense to you. So we start there because we want to bring this. Bring this down as as a finite as possible and take the right steps After turnaround Again i haven't talked to jones about this. Because he put is the over right and of course he's gonna be two doors that i was trying to look at indian. Does evidence speak to us being able to sail his doctorate Ranger all over. And then i know that y'all talk cini and i'm not sitting here saying it's understand this for that photo saying is that there's not evidence for me saying okay weird for pushing all this aside to say we're have homicide investigation. I mean not a roach. Yeah we met the in office and we didn't for britain okay. What brit well. We can't tell the police do their job. We can't intrude in their work. We have to trust our police. Don't like even comment from a about ruffle feathers hills. They've even like as young britain. I you know i'm not talking to. I guess. A lot of frustration. You know is that we feel very strongly that she was not given a due process properly investigation. The start when jones. You know wouldn't come back to fitness music hostile. The weekend reviews we've traveled. Tom's he told us flat out that he didn't know they had a warrant when he showed the twenty third investigate. He told us that the warrant would not cross over from share form to the police department and been on the on the top award. It may not let's.
"three years" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"Looking over this i mean i understand your concern land. Nothing overwhelming mad can hammered down. Okay that it's it's it's a homicide okay. Five foot of cord talking about that and take jones reported duck. His latest cut off part. The rest was wrapped around. It wasn't at five feet was todd and the is five was longer as than tougher. Yeah but only a couple of inches mean that. I mean you're saying that could have i mean that's not that long and it gets off right here so i mean she's a couple of inches rut but even still. I mean you. Untie had three four inches. I mean nothing to this white fools now to for us is understand your concerns. We have to rely on the metal. We have to allow the medical examiner's office. There's no other avenue for us. Deterrent other than he means office for. Do you understand that young. Absolutely gotta go. do you also understand that. The i mean you you believe that the emmy was was was not given proper information proper information as much information as only information. Besides she was received as a female s- possible suicide by hanging. That's all her body went to the emmys office with in. Hey latu us and told us. I gave her full report in and he puts it in his report. And that's not true to on friday after the autopsy. And she said she any. She didn't have the ligature to go on to not have any circumstances around that she went all. I pictures them before eating these pictures of the day and she was healed when she went to the war. She told me that. I call request to speak with her. She said i had to get the judge's permission first. Combat just permission van. She spoke to me. Same-day answer what if makes it yet. Basely rule out suicide as you have literally no pictures. no no. Did you know that her life is threatened with murder that day by three people personally told me this before. She had got any information. So i mean what else would you expect a room to me well so typically in in anytime body given us this picture of it no no fish so even if the injuries happen seven days before they wouldn't have told them i mean she would tell them. Hey this was sustained. Here this is the circumstances surrounding it kind of a thirty thousand foot level because he do wanna keep we do want to keep an independent but she does not need evidence leading up to to roll out. I mean we have. We have conflict leading up to me decision for why we do things and why we come in and that we don't wanna give up the metalized absolutely and told you he just came by so you said suicide by hanging. I mean that's what he told her. I mean that was very biased. Was very once we speak to jones. Appear like you'll just if we get somebody that shot. We're not looking to them to tell us the caliber. All these things to help us develop evidence and so in a situation like this if she would have found something unusual even if we told her suicide. We're relying on is not necessarily party. Come tell us exactly. Hey this is what this is because she came back and told us it was inclusive. She can come back and told us bills road. I cannot tell you when she she does have that option. And i've i've received those as an investigator deputy much but what we're looking for is for her to come back and say hey. This is the evidence that is located which may help us make a determination. One roya other. So i understand deserve park And kind of what. She told jaw as far as law determined it to be a suicide Document what she says. I'll find information. That may be contrary. And i totally i get them however as investigate what we're gonna put for an accord is going to be hard When she goes back and says this short of a second doctor they're coming back and saying okay now in basically what it boils down to his. She would have to argue that she would have to argue that. Our tally goto with harvey. She won't meet with me. You'll neither will her supervisor. That you know i i guess what i'm trying to say is i look at it. All the totality okay and a lot of it does hinge on the mission curve I would say as i look at it Years later right That is a lot of what look at because as as investigator take ago thousand interweaves and lieutenant dino had talk followed up with her follow several different things and basically. I'm not. I'm not trying to convince you that it is suicide honored. I'm not trying to okay. And i understand your serves however as we look at where what would what would he be axed just talking to people people that we talked We talked to her and show her and the follow up with her and she says well. I'm more convinced that it's a suicide now. Based on what. I mean based on what changed. I mean this this was was. She told you why no i mean. It's like that is bullshit statements. I mean you can write that in there. Because she fell on her job she should have asked for more information. You you tell me that you get a body and emmys office in israel suicide. what is it gonna be. What are they gonna look. They're gonna bonders on in. That's what they're gonna look at her. Her injuries were below her highly bone. So it's not going to be broken and she didn't have any fingernail marks. Because i mean not always who said through jones did he have injuries he goes. Oh no i took pictures of him. He didn't have injuries. There's not one picture. Brian hispania in any of that stuff. 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"Been three years and thousands of teachers wearing red fir ed marched in the rally at the state Capitol. Calling improvements for education. Katya Ers results Latino is alive to tell us Where we have and haven't made much progress. Former teacher of the year Christine Marsh believes little progress has been made when it comes to attracting and retaining teachers. Overall, you know, across the state and certainly in our rural areas, we have a significant teacher shortage. She's now a state senator and points to an area where we have made progress. We are talking about this issue more than we have in the past. She adds. Ultimately, students are the ones who pay the consequences of our state's teacher shortage and large class size is reporting live on GRISELDA City. No Katya, or news governor Doug Ducey has signed a sweeping anti abortion bill banning the procedure if a woman seeks it solely because of fetus has a genetic abnormality and opening up doctors to who performed the procedure. The felony charges. Murphy Bannerman with Planned Parenthood advocates, Arizona tells Katie Are this law will hurt Arizona women. They're doing it, taking the best health care choices that they can for their lives, and it's not a one size fits all situation. But the president of the Center for Arizona Policy, Kathy Herod, disagrees. Not finished The mother in fact, 14 57 3 pills, a pre 1973 laws that punish women for having an abortion. Batterman tells Katie a. R. Lawsuit is already in the works. Deborah Dale Katya, our news have a legal question you need answered..
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"Traffic and weather news Radio 700 wlw Cincinnati. Presenting evidence for the second time with 1 30 Report. I'm Jack Crumley breaking now. These second impeachment trial of Donald Trump has begun in the Senate Congressman Jamie Raskin, speaking for house impeachment managers, the essential prosecutors in the case You will not be hearing extended lectures for me. Because our case is based on cold. Hard fact, he says attorneys for President Trump want to end this trial before it even begins. Argument is that if you committed an impeachable offense in your last few weeks in office You do it with constitutional impunity. You get away with it, In other words, conduct that would be a high crime and misdemeanor. In your first year is president. And your second year is president. And your third year is president. And for the vast majority of your fourth years, president you can suddenly do in your last few weeks in office without facing any constitutional accountability. It all. Attorneys for the former president argued that it's unconstitutional to hold an impeachment trial because Donald Trump is no longer in office. He's charged with inciting insurrection for his speech to supporters just before thousands of them stormed the U. S. Capitol on January 6th as lawmakers were counting election results. Oh, now the latest traffic and weather together from the U. C. Health Traffic Center, you see health cardiology provides the region's most advanced heart care program. Visit you see health dot com slash hard for details still plenty of slick spots on the roads even though they may look clear problems on the highway, South 75 between the lateral and Mitchell and accident blocks the left lane South 75 Harrison Avenue exit The left two lanes are blocked. No 71 after Taft had accident on the right shoulder and still dealing with that open manhole on westbound River Road at still drive the cover is sitting in the road as well. And that accident Montana south of Baltimore. I'm Rob Williams News radio 700 WLW. Now the ladies forecast from a train heating and cooling Weather Center on news radio 700 wlw. Glories are still possible for the rest of the day with a high of 33 degrees, But our road related issues because of snow we're going to linger for quite some time. And unfortunately, another chance for snow comes in for Wednesday. This will come in during the day, some to the south, leaving..
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"To be used for someone's castle. I asked her if she wasn't afraid. Given the heavy police presence. They can't put everybody in jail. So there are many people on. I don't think that we have enough jails to put everyone in there. But even as we were talking, there were arrests of protesters, including Navalny's wife, Yuliya. The protests were to be across the country, Lucy and what's the turnout? Been like another places. Scott has just been incredible, really a wave of protests rolling across Russia's vastness today, beginning In the Pacific port of Vladivostok, seven time zones away from Moscow and then just sweeping across the rest of the country, including many smaller provincial cities. What's important to note here is that Navalny is the first real national opposition leader. Three years ago, he was barred from running for president against Vladimir Putin. But what he did succeed in doing was opening campaign offices across the country. He traveled too far flung cities, and he really behaved like a real national politician. His following is national and people follow him on Social media. Well, and that brings up Tic Tac because today's actions were promoted on Tic Tac is that turned out more young people? Absolutely. Tic Tac has played a huge role because of The Balinese following among young people, he speaks their language. He knows their means. And he's constantly putting out new content on social media. Even from jail. His team is working. The video that his team released this week on Putin's alleged secret palace has been viewed more than 60 million times since Tuesday on YouTube, tic TAC and other social media. We're told by authorities to take down content calling on young people to attend these illegal rallies, but That doesn't seem to have had much effect and may have given the protests even more publicity. NPR's Lucian Kim in Moscow Thanks so much. Thank you, Scott. You're listening.
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"He spent three years with the Milwaukee Brewers, including the World Series run back in 1982. In NFL News. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, but he has cleared some steps in order to play. ESPN says it's too early to make that determination. The Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills in the A F C championship. The Packers. Meanwhile, they'll host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Our coverage begins on Sunday at 11 o'clock with opening drive in the MBA. Bucks. They will return home this week after Monday's lost to the Nets. They'll get back at it Thursday when they host LeBron Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers. Wtmj paella w dot com Time Saver Traffic Roadways are pretty slick out there, Aziz, you drive home or do some errands this evening. A lot of snow still falling in our viewing area that being said only one accident out there. It's on the exit to Wisconsin won 45 from us 45 North That's not causing any significant back ups or delays. All travel times do remain normal. 43 north bound downtown of the capital drives a four minute commute. Up to brown. Dear Road That's gonna be 12 minutes in both directions back into the city, east and westbound 94. Those are also running clear with no delays. Traffic is sponsored by sound decisions and Racine find out about getting a remote start installed. Are you freezing? Starting your car? Oh, no Start from some decisions can be sold Almost any car call Sound decisions were seen today at 262633 83 100 on your WTMJ forecast tonight, some snow clearing and cold alot of evidence 11 degrees and wind chills. Breach and bought five below zero this evening. I'm Kevin well,.
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"House three years from now. Do you have any idea what the price of that house is going to pay? I'm looking for a two bedroom, two bathroom about, um, It's probably either going to be a condo or something like that down here in Miami. I'm looking to live a little bit more of North, maybe, like mayor, Mark member times. Houses in the discos kind of range. But for the house that I'm looking for, I don't really want to spend over like to 15. I'm studying to be a software engineer. So I'm most likely going to be making anywhere between 80 85 toe almost 100,000 of like a base salary when I get out of school, and I couldn't leave already graduating. Bring 2023. So I'm thinking that I would be able to afford more house But I don't walk more house because I want to be able to save a lot of money in my twenties. I got it. So let me ask you this how you're in college, Uh, incurring the costs of college. How is that you're able to save money? Are you working? Yeah, Yeah, I am working. But also I have lot of scholarship. So I'm actually getting paid to go to school because of how hard I worked in high school. Congratulations. That's your hard work's paying off. Wonderfully for you. That's really terrific. Okay, So here's Here's the thing. Investing is about two subjects, not just one Most folks when they think about investing focus only on one subject, which is return. How much money can I earn from my investments? And that is an important thing. But it's only one thing. The second thing is risk. How much risk do you take to get the return one of the ways we can reduce risk? Is by increasing time. In other words, the more time you spend invested the lower the risk of losses. If you invest in the stock market today, it might fall in value tomorrow. 10 years from now, 20 years from now, it's much more likely that the account will be higher in value. So the more time we have to invest the more confidently we can invest in stocks. With attitude that will likely make money can promise it, of course, but that's a reasonable perspective to have, but you don't have 20 years. You've only got three years, maybe four. Depending on when you do this. That's not a terribly long time. So I'm a little hesitant to see you investing a substantial amount of your money into the stock market because history has shown us that in a two or three year period of time, prices can go down. We saw that in 2008, for example. So we want to protect ourselves against that..