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A highlight from 44 - Week 3 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultra Flex football podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football. I am your host, Anthony Sutton. With me is Rob Green. Hello everyone. And Ryan Wheeler. Howdy everyone. This week we have our album again. And sorry for the really sexy deep voice, I just got my throat dried up right before we started talking there. Hello, hello. I didn't realize we were talking in deep voices today. Sorry, it's like I've been sick, my daughter goes to daycare and brings it home and gives it to us. This week our album is Daydream by Mariah Carey. So I'll just list my songs and then we'll go Rob and then Tony. The songs that I have to get in today are Fantasy, underneath the stars, one sweet day and open arms. Rob, what you got? I got Always Be My Baby, I Am Free, When I Saw You, and Long Ago. I've got Melt Away, Forever, Looking In, and then if you've been around for a while I don't know anything about music, so I've got Daydream Interlude, Stash Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix. Is that all one title? Tony. It's supposed to just be Daydream, I think the interlude is a type of song, am I wrong? I don't know, I'd love to hear him try to say all that. I know, you fit Daydream Interlude, Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix into this song. Got it, alright, easy, easy, well why would it be listed as the title? That's what they do on albums, I'm pretty sure an interlude is something, so it'd be like the Daydream Interlude. Do you want me to google it real quick, do you want me to vet this information right now? No, F it, we'll do it live, you ever see that one, the News Anchor? The what? You ever see the Anchor that says F it, we'll do it live? Yes. That's hilarious. Anywho, we'll work those in throughout, and then we'll talk about football right now, so let's go to football talk. Oh my gosh, it wasn't right. Let's go to football talk. Week three just wrapped up, starting to learn more and more about these teams, trying to learn a little bit who's good, who's not good, who's offense is good, who's offense is not good, and then same thing about the defense, so obviously we're going to talk about the Bills and the Titans to start with, and then kind of go out from there, so last week we started with the Bills, this week we'll start with the Titans. Don't really want to talk about the Titans this week. So what you got for the Titans Ryan, you got any defense about your offensive performance? Dude. See what I did there? Yeah, that was real smooth there. I know that someday in the future there will be one sweet day where the Titans aren't just god awful on offense. Are you sure? I think. That's the only reason, that's what helps me and allows me to continue to be a Titans fan is the hope that someday they'll be exciting to watch on offense. Their defense is usually exciting, but their offense, it's so boring to watch. If I have to watch Tannehill drop back and have the swinging gate left tackle, just here you go Andre Dillard, and we had whatever the heck his name was last year, Dennis Daley, he was somehow, I told myself at the beginning of this year, I said this offensive line can't possibly be worse because Dennis Daley was the worst left tackle in the league, and then Andre Dillard comes out and he's on track to give up like 35 sacks this year through three games. Is that bad? Is that bad by one player? Yeah, that's like twice as bad as Dillard was all at, or actually it might be three times as bad as Dillard was, I'm sorry, Daley was all year last year. I've never even heard of Dennis Daley, I just looked him up because I was curious. He's on the Cardinals now. Is he? Oh, that's unfortunate. I don't know if he's a starter or not, but he is on the Cardinals. Yeah, Cardinals have been playing pretty well, obviously they beat the Cowboys, but even the first two weeks they've been overachieving so far, where the Titans offense is probably underachieving or maybe exactly where you think they were, Ryan Tannehill.
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A highlight from Greg Dickerson Interview - Fed Continued Rate Hikes Impact on Bitcoin, Crypto, Stocks, Real Estate & Inflation
"So the Fed is finally convincing markets that they're serious about taming inflation, that they're going to keep rates higher. The interesting thing that what Powell said, so at the recent meeting last week, he said four things that were very impactful to the markets and very impactful to investors and their outlook moving forward. One. Link to please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews with me today is Greg Dickerson, who is a real estate investor, a consultant, entrepreneur. And Greg, there's so many titles, but you obviously have a huge knowledge of the markets. Yeah. Yeah. Tony, it's good to see you. Well, Greg, you know, as the Fed continues their tightening and cycle they've had some very interesting updates where they pause rate hikes and they went back to rate hikes. Now they're pausing again. I would love to get your thoughts on what is the Fed doing here as best as you can tell us and their strategy. Is it still they're going very aggressive against inflation or they're ramping down? Yeah. So, you know, you and I have been having these conversations for, I don't know, about two years now. Right. I think so. Yeah. You know, pretty much during the entire Fed hiking cycle since inflation, you know, went out of control. So we're seeing disinflation, inflation's come down a little bit, but we still have a ways to go. So the Fed is finally convincing markets that they're serious about taming inflation, that they're going to keep rates higher. The interesting thing that what Powell said, so at the recent meeting last week, he said four things that were very impactful to the markets and very impactful to investors and their outlook moving forward. One, he said we're going to carefully evaluate the data and our policy moving forward. He said carefully a number of times because he understands the impact that these higher rates, the longer they stay higher can have on the markets, especially the credit markets. So that carefully was a very interesting thing that he said. The other thing he said was neutral is much higher than where we are from here. And he was asked the question, well, where is neutral? You know, that R star, that neutral Fed funds rate. And he said, we will know it by its works. So what he's saying is it's higher than where we are now. We don't know how high that's going to be, but once we get there, we'll know it by its works. In other words, it's going to put a lot of pressure on credit markets, you know, moving forward. The other thing he said was, you know, a lot of what we're experiencing in inflation being sticky at this point, he said, we have seen a lot of progress. He said, however, the economy is strong, the job markets are strong. So that's kind of keeping inflationary pressures higher for longer. So, and that was the last thing that he said was, he said that there may be a time when it's appropriate to reduce rates, but that time is not now. So, you know, those were the, you know, things that he really said that were really impactful to the markets. So what was happening is along the way, markets were pricing rate cuts like every quarter. So the Fed would hike and they would say, well, next quarter, they're going to cut. That pretty much happened up until the last meeting. And what we've seen now is the markets are pricing out rate cuts into September of next year and have pushed them out. So I think the markets have finally gotten serious about taking the Fed at their word and not fighting the Fed. You don't fight the Fed on the way up and you don't fight the Fed on the way down. And the markets have been fighting the Fed the whole way on the way down. The markets have won that fight to this point. So now we're at that critical mass because the Fed is really handcuffed. So a lot of people said, well, Powell seemed, you know, visibly unnerved at that meeting that he didn't seem his usual polished, smooth self, but he seemed a bit rattled. And the reason is, is because the Fed knows that they're handcuffed. With inflation where it's at, if they take the foot off the brakes at all, so they have the brakes on the economy right now by raising interest rates. When the economy runs hot, you raise rates to cool it off. When the economy cools off or, you know, runs hot, you put the brakes on. When it's, you know, when you want it to speed up a little bit, it starts cooling, you lower rates and you put the foot on the gas. So what he knows and what the FOMC know are that, we really can't control the inflationary environment that we're in now. Energy, jobs, things like that. Their policy has had no effect on that. They can't really control that food prices, those types of things. So we get into a situation where the credit markets start to crack again, carefully monitoring financial conditions and the environment. There's really nothing they can do. They can't cut rates because inflation will just skyrocket again and run through the roof. So they're in a very difficult spot.
Fresh update on "tony g" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from BIG CRYPTO NEWS! XRP LEDGER NFTS SURGE! POKEMON NFTS POLYGON MATIC, $115 MILLION CRYPTO FUNDING
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we've got some very big news around NFTs and I know some of you may not like NFTs or you've been burnt by NFT rug pulls, but NFTs are going to be part of the token economy that we are headed to. We've been talking about this for years and it's not so much the artwork or random Twitter users or crypto YouTubers and so we're launching NFTs, but rather big brands using NFTs. They already have a mass following, a lot of consumers and customers and so forth, and they are unlocking or helping you to unlock experiences and include exclusivity for certain services and products with NFTs. So here's the headline. Got to catch them all. Official Pokemon NFT trading cards take Polygon Matic by storm. So Pokemon obviously has a huge following to game the cards and much more. So the transition to the blockchain, the tokenization of these cards absolutely makes sense. People already trust the brand, right? They have established themselves as not being a scam. So NFTs here make sense. And once again, when this is pulled into the movie industry, the music industry and concerts and so forth, it's going to unlock a lot of unique experiences. And of course, there's a secondary market that you can resell these NFTs. And obviously I'm bullish on Polygon folks as the layer two scaling solution for Ethereum. So official Pokemon cards in the form of non fungible tokens are being minted over Polygon, taking the layer two scaling solution by storm in a lengthy thread on the social media platform X digital asset consultant, Sammy. ETH says that digital card boosters of the popular Nintendo franchise are being opened over the Matic blockchain and have already sold out by the hundreds. Some of them seeing 10 X increases in price, according to Sammy. ETH, the booster packs are randomized and initially cost $5 each. Some of them containing high grade cards that could be worth about $500. Here's a quote. Each pack costs $5 and had a chance of receiving one of any of the pre -disclosed cards. The randomization is executed fully on chain for transparency. Possible cards include PSA nine graded cards from 2000 with valuations of $500. So essentially folks, if you know anything about collectibles and trading cards and look, I, I collected, uh, Pokemon cards back in the nineties. And I have some, I think they're probably worth some money. That whole trading process and grading and, you know, getting the exclusive cards is going on chain folks. So I hope you see what's happening here. The of evolution many markets and the move into the being fully immersed on the internet and, you know, with a digital experience. So this is very bullish and you may say, well, I, Tony, I don't care anything about Pokemon who cares, right? Who cares about squirtle and Charizard and Pikachu. I get it. Look, I don't still, you know, follow Pokemon. I still have the cards that I hope maybe it will be worth some money as time goes by. But the point is it's going on the blockchain of the tokens. Many of you hold that's utility, and this is a big brand. This is a trusted brand, right folks. So this is what I'm looking for from an adoption standpoint. And it's one of the reasons specifically around polygon and Matic that I hold the Matic token, because I see polygon getting a lot of adoption from big brands. So to purchase the packs, investors can use either the stable coin USDC or a credit card. However, Sammy dot ETH says the packs now have a floor of around $50. Here's a quote to buy the packs. You can either use USDC on polygon or pay with a credit card. Anybody with zero crypto knowledge could acquire the packs. The floor is now $50, a solid 10 X from the mint price. Folks, this is bullish. In my opinion, the adoption, once again, not the NFTs specifically or their topics, but the big established brands minting NFTs and different things on the blockchain. That is what I'm looking for as an investor in these tokens. Now here's another example. The XRP ledger just set a brand new record when it comes to NFTs. So many of you may recall the XLS 20 update that rolled out about a year ago in October of 2022, which allowed the ability for NFTs to be fully functional on the XRP ledger. And we've seen a lot of adoption. So XLS 20 added the native non fungible tokens to the XRPL, allowing any XRP ledger account to generate own and trade an NFT on the XRP ledger. The standard in introduces native non fungible tokens to represent assets that are each unique, as well as opportunities to enumerate transfer and keep such tokens. Since the introduction of the NFT capabilities, the blockchain has grown dramatically and NFT activity continues to expand. According to Bithom statistics, 1 .9 million NFTs have been minted since the launch of XLS 20. A total of 29 ,584 accounts currently own over 1 .65 million NFTs. The amount of over 1 .28 million NFTs was transferred or sold. On its official X account, Bithom reported these statistics in celebration of NFT day. And here's the tweet with all the statistics. So really great to see this is happening on the XRP ledger. Obviously, it's happening on multiple blockchains. But folks, whether once again, you hold any NFTs or not, this is part of the future. But once again, we want quality, not bullshit, right? Because there have been a lot of scams, a lot of issues. The NFTs actually have to have utility. And that's the key to unlock exclusivity, additional experiences and much more. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been using Uphold since 2018. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and 37 national fiat currencies on this platform. You can easily swap between all three. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Now we have some very big news around crypto funding. And I like to look at this news because it gives me an insight into what investors are investing in, who's raising capital, maybe some of the TradFi incumbents coming in, right? And this is important news because that capital will be deployed in the market. So Blockworks, they usually do a weekly crypto funding roundup. They said crypto funding startups raise $115 million across gaming, custody and institutional services.
Fresh update on "tony g" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In the league at stopping the run and they face a Philadelphia offense that just happens to be second best in the NFL on the ground Jonathan Allen and company know that that starts with the front five I think what makes a good offensive line is when all five played together you know I mean obviously individually they're all great players but for all of them to come together and then their coaches that was run a scheme that benefits them in place of their strength WTOP's George Wallace will be in Ashburn at practice today posting on X or tweeting if you prefer it G Wallace WTOP baseball nationals have the day off while the Orioles can wrap up the AL East this evening by beating Boston at Camden Yards NHL preseason Capitals clash with Detroit at seven on 1 ,500 am it's their second of three dress rehearsals college football it's tough enough being 0 -4 but Virginia is dealing with an injured quarterback Tony Muscat and his shoulder have been on the shelf the last two games for head coach Tony Elliott each week you know we go into it with Tony being the guy until we get to the game and we really assess what the situation is I think you know he's much closer I anticipate that Tony will be ready to play this week and that's how we'll roll actually I misspoke that's three weeks that he's been on the shelf UVA visits Boston College Saturday Cavaliers an underdog in that one WTOP Dave Preston sports all right Dave coming up House Republicans open their impeachment inquiry of the president Joe Biden abused his public office I'm Mitchell Miller today on the hill it's $1 ,126 you value your home and
A highlight from ANTI BITCOIN BOB MENENDEZ CHARGED! SEC GARY GENSLER DOESN'T LIKE THE LAW (CRYPTO NEWS)
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we got very interesting news, which I'm sure many of you may have heard in the mainstream media, and that is Senator Bob Menendez has been charged with bribery and a whole bunch of other crimes. And you may say, well, Tony, why are you talking about this? Right. Well, folks, Senator Bob Menendez, who is a Democrat, he introduced a bill back in 2022, which would help to stop Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador. And he was citing that the adoption would open the door for money laundering and corruption. Wow. Talk about hypocrisy, folks, right? This guy all along for a very long time, his track record, he's been accused of doing a lot of shady stuff and now he's being charged here. The folks at Bitcoin Archive said the senator who said Bitcoin can open the doors of corruption in El Salvador was just indicted for corruption by federal prosecutors who seized one hundred thousand dollars in gold bars and four hundred and eighty thousand dollars in hidden cash from his home. So politicians those who are often very loud and screaming against crypto are the ones who have a lot to lose and a lot to hide, who are probably doing shady stuff. For example, Elizabeth Warren, Brad Sherman, Gary Gensler, right? I'm sure they've got some really nasty stuff in their closet. And some folks have shown that Elizabeth Warren has a net worth of seventy three million dollars. And of course, her salary is just like two hundred and eighty thousand a year. That's a great amount of wealth she's accumulated from just a senator's salary, right, folks? But we know the game, right? This is why we got to keep fighting and we got to expose these corrupt bureaucrats and politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Brad Sherman. We know they are puppets on the string doing a lot of the bidding of the tradfi incumbents and people who would love to kill crypto and not just even kill crypto, but just stop or kill the startups and allow their banking buddies and Wall Street buddies to come in and take over. So I'm glad these folks are getting exposed. And President Nayib Bukele, who, of course, he's the president of El Salvador, he tweeted about this news. He said, this is the guy that called for an investigation against us. He ended up being charged, period. So I'm glad he's doing a victory lap there. Now we got some interesting news about a library in the SEC. So we had reported just about a week and a half ago or two weeks ago that library was going to file an appeal. And this is based on the Ripple lawsuit outcome. Right. It makes sense. We have new case law with XRP, so it makes sense for them to appeal. And the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has directed library to file its brief by November 1st, 2023. Now of course, this is no guarantee they're going to win. But the point is, we want to put the pressure on the SEC and Gary Gensler. We want to expose them for their lies, hypocrisy and much more. So I'm glad library is doing this. Attorney Jeremy Hogan highlighted a video here with Gary Gensler being interviewed. And it just shows his hypocrisy that he doesn't care about the law. He just cares about his own power and his next job. And it's no wonder Judge Sarah Netburn said the SEC has no faithful allegiance to the law. So he says the crypto space is full of hucksters and noncompliance. Well, the reporter asked them, would anything a court says change your mind? Great question. Gensler said, well, no, not really. And of course, he looked very shaky. He's losing confidence. And Attorney Jeremy Hogan said, you can't make this stuff up. So clearly, this man has no respect for the law. He's just making things up as he goes. It's about his show, his power, his ego. And we can't have that, folks. This guy's supported by our tax dollar. He should be kicked to the streets. And I'm telling you, I hope that Coinbase mops the floor with his buffoon and the SEC so that he has so much pressure on him. He's forced to resign. I'm hoping that happens. Now, Stuart Aldarati highlighted that same video. And here's what he had to say. What's most concerning to me and should be to you in the full video clip, this is the shocking admission of an unelected bureaucrat that he won't respect the decisions of the courts. So I'm thankful for the judicial branch and the balances we have in the government that a corrupt scumbag regulator like Gary Gensler, as much as he can go around saying all kinds of nonsense and nasty stuff, he has to respect the courts in a sense of what they put out there. Right. The SEC has to abide by that. Now, he may not personally agree, and he can, you know, like in this interview, say, oh, no, I don't agree with anything. But at the end of the day, if he takes a loss, he takes a loss. Right. So we got to keep fighting. I'm hoping the industry keeps fighting back as well. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using since twenty eighteen. I've interviewed their CEO and many representatives so I can vouch for this platform. They have ten plus million users, two hundred and fifty plus crypto currencies, and they're available in one hundred and fifty countries. You can also trade precious metals and thirty seven fiat currencies so you can switch between these different currencies and crypto and precious metals at a click of a button. So it's a unique platform and they've been around for a long time. Once again, I can vouch for this platform. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. All right. Let's move ahead. Caitlin Long was at Mainnet and she was tweeting out some of the statements coming out of Mainnet. I was at Mainnet yesterday and I met her. I tweeted out a photo of us together. I was supposed to go on Wednesday as well, but I wasn't feeling too hot. So stayed home that day. But, you know, there was a lot of folks there. And Brian Armstrong, CEO, was there. He said the Biden administration has been terrible for crypto. Well, that's to say the least, right? That's an understatement. They've been horrendous, in my opinion. Caitlin also highlighted that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters actually this is she's highlighting what Chris Lee Hain had to say, that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters in 2020 voted for Biden. Democrats are at risk of losing them in 2024 due to anti -crypto policy. Absolutely right. And these Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. Patrick Hanson of Circle highlighted the following, that the euro stablecoin, obviously Circle issues USDC, but they also have the euro stablecoin and it's now EURC instead of EUROC. So just an update there. So the euro coin is now EURC. So just heads up on that, folks. And I want to highlight something I tweeted out today, and I think it's important. And, you know, all emotions aside, all feelings aside, I was highlighting that I'm very bullish on Ethereum for the 2024 -2025 bull market. Now this is, once again, all emotions and feelings about Bill Hinman and Joe Lubin aside, I still want those guys to be held accountable. But as for the token and the code, it's getting adoption. And I highlight that PayPal is building their stablecoin in Ethereum, right, PYUSD, Citibank's token is built on Ethereum. JP Morgan is working on a deposit token, which is built on Onyx, which is a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain. Coinbase is obviously launching base, which is their layer two for Ethereum, or they have launched it, I should say. And there's a rise in institutional ETH staking. So I'm very bullish on ETH and this type of news, these facts now, not my feelings, not my opinions, but these facts of adoption from very big companies and brands has me very bullish on Ethereum. I obviously hold ETH in my portfolio. I stake it and I continue to buy the dip, not financial advice. You should do your own research. And obviously I'm not just bullish on ETH alone, but just there's been a lot of adoption. And I want to highlight that because it's about facts, not feelings now. And I'm bullish on Bitcoin, XRP, Chainlink and many other tokens. Let's talk about Core Scientific, which is a Bitcoin mining company. So Core Scientific sealed $77 million Bitmain deal for 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs. The deal was first finalized in August with Anchorage as another party agreeing to an equity stake in the bankrupt crypto miner. So one of the key things is that BlackRock also gave them a bit of money. Guys, this was back in 2022. So it's kind of like to the Victor goes to spoils where Bitmain was in trouble and then a whole bunch of folks started coming in to grab up as much as they can. So the deal between the two mining companies will see Bitmain supply 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs for $23 million in cash, along with $53 .9 million worth of common stock of the bankrupt firm. Apart from the mining hardware purchase deal, Bitmain and Core Scientific have signed a new hosting agreement to assist Bitmain's mining operations. The deal was finalized in August when a court filing highlighted Bitmain's plan to sell mining hardware in exchange for cash and equity. As part of Core Scientific's restructuring plan, apart from Bitmain, the restructuring plan also included Anchorage. And you guys may have seen my interview recently with the president of Anchorage and the co -founder of Anchorage, Diego Monica. If you haven't seen that, be sure to check it out. It says here, restructuring plan also included Anchorage, BlockFi and mass mutual asset finance. Apart from Anchorage, all other three firms chose a mix of cash and equity options to settle their claims. The expansion investment plan by Bitmain will come into force by the fourth quarter of 2023, pending approval from a judge. Once approved, the hardware will potentially add 4 .1 exahashes to Core Scientific's hash rate. The two crypto mining companies all have also agreed to work together to upgrade Bitmain's last generation miners hosted at Core Scientific's data centers to further increase the firm's productivity. So, folks, Core Scientific, I will be potentially interviewing the new CEO and I'll let you guys know when that's coming up. But I want to definitely get into the details here and what BlackRock is doing with them in addition to Bitmain. So I'll definitely be asking those questions once I get the interview locked in. But, you know, a lot of companies are preparing for the Bitcoin mining next year. And many of you may have seen my interview uploaded earlier today with Fred Thiel, who's the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings, and Marathon is working with a sovereign wealth fund. So, folks, there's going to be a lot of capital coming to the market. You're going to see a rise in demand for Bitcoin as the spot ETFs get approved, especially around, you know, BlackRock spot ETF and Fidelity and so forth. So I'm very bullish, you know, like I've been saying, we are in quantitative tightening, fighting inflation, rates are high, but this will end right as it has historically boom and bust cycles. The Fed will eventually start its QE again. They're going to start printing money, global liquidity will go back up and we'll be back in a bull market. We just have to be patient, dollar cost average where possible. And, you know, don't look at the price every day because you'll drive yourself crazy. And, you know, it's very volatile. Sometimes it's moving sideways. It's very boring. And I know that's tough. But just, you know, take your positions, obviously do your research, take your positions and just be patient and then, you know, watch what these players are doing. Right. Not so much the price, but watch what the players like this are doing, who's investing, who's building, who's raising capital and much more. So that's what I'm looking at. And that's why I build this podcast to share the news, because, you know, this is not going to make mainstream news. This is not going to be on CNBC, Fox or CNN or whatever it is. Right. And a lot of people are not paying attention. But I'm glad I'm here early. If you are here early, pat yourself on the back because there's going to be billions of people coming in buying Bitcoin and other crypto at a premium and they're going to go to BlackRock and whoever else. Right. But you and I are on the side of smart money. We are on the side of BlackRock. We are on the side of Fidelity. Right. Accumulating the lows. And then when the bull markets come back, then, you know, the herds, the herd who watch Jim Cramer and listen to Jim Cramer will go by. And that's when I'll be taking profits. And I'm sure many of you as well. So once you understand the market cycles, both for stocks, even real estate and obviously crypto, you know, you can make money, folks. And that's what I had to learn. I had to unlearn the mainstream media finance and listening to Jim Cramer and all these things. Right. And study the charts and understand the market cycles and know when to buy and when to sell, because all those things, you have to be a contrarian. Right. You've got to go against your emotions. You've got to go against the herd mentality. And that's hard if, you know, all your life you've been trained to go with the herd. Right. From television and media and all these things, you have to unlearn that. And once you get it, boy, it's pretty sweet. Right. To be able to make a nice return, make nice money. And obviously you've got to diversify. I diversify into different tokens, into stocks. I've often tweeted and sometimes shared, you know, my positions. Recently, I told you guys I bought PayPal because Jim Cramer said to sell PayPal. So I bought PayPal. Right. I know it's not going to be some quick flip. It may I see I may see some nice returns by next year and that's OK. I a am patient investor looking to build wealth for me and my family. So anyway, guys, that's my approach. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear what you guys think about this news. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button. Hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms. Don't forget to check out the merchandise store. Link will be in the description. Thank you for your support. Thank you for listening. And I'll talk to you all later. Thank you.
Fresh update on "tony g" discussed on Stephanie Miller
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hour carl fresh coming up in uh just a few minutes uh yeah here's that uh haley uh nikki haley stealing from uh billy madison yeah to uh ramaswamy this is infuriating because is one of the most dangerous social media ads that we could have and what you've got i honestly every time i you hear i feel a little bit dumber for what you say because i can't believe what they're doing is you've got a tick -tock situation what they're doing is these 150 million people are on tick tock that means they can get your contacts they can get your financial important wow i believe um then she went on to say oh please we have that hold on stephanie miller you are physically repulsive intellectually retarded you're morally incomprehensible insensitive vulgar selfish stupid you have no taste a lousy sense humor of and you smell you're not even interesting enough to make me sick okay she had to steal from i mean really is there an original thought is there an original bone in the republican body oh god okay uh can i just say uh i i love this uh tweet nasty woman tweets we all need to give the credit to and follow new york state ag who said i ain't afraid i ain't backing down sister did what she said she would with all threats the against her black women are more powerful than people think and stronger than most know hashtag trump crime family and we heard it was it uh tony i think it was fawny willis yesterday talking about all the threats to her just that she's that never heard the n -word so much in her life that people have gone to her i believe her uh father and her kids her ex -husband's house the house to threaten them and it's it really is extraordinary that that you know the and she said the same thing she said this it will not work right uh you know and so i i just feel like the racism at the core of him it's just the karma is just oh god it's beautiful bella's like mic a bunch of people on twitter talking about that trump could have kept committing crimes in new york out of the spotlight but no he had to run for president after obama embarrassed him at the white house correspondence dinner now he's ruined and going to prison way to go donny um ella said uh dude you were literally set for life you could have kept climbing in the big apple until your arteries clogged completely but no you had to show that black man who was boss put yourself in the spotlight this is a splendid journey for you and i absolutely adore the fact that that black man is everything you thought you were a billion times more it makes me sick that you've done done done everything to the rest of us in the process i hope you get everything you so richly deserve thank you oh that reminds me what was the sorbet you chose and your friend said i love that journey for you oh pineapple uh celery that was kind of nice that was a libra hopper thing i love donnie this journey for this you is a good comic journey i love this for you this is fabulous on you yes oh far away dog is calling from wisconsin far away dog put peter on phone the hi peter good good good buddy everybody uh uh so i i i don't know if you guys talked about this yet this morning but the nbc reporter who totally eviscerated the republican yes giving new oh my god i watched that yesterday and for the first time i swear to you for the first time in my life i had a shot and throw it again yeah yeah yeah shot of vertigasms are they're dangerous they're dangerous there's generally furniture broken yeah i this is this is the peter thing can i just say i watched that and i thought you know i know we're in such treacherous times like politically if you look at you can be scared you know less uh which i just was by the way but um but i just have to hey say i do feel like i'm going forward with this clown show impeachment is nothing but good for us i mean they have nothing go ahead i i'm a little nervous because i've got to scream tonight about the impeachment inquiry too so after this i've been sort of gasping yeah i've got to hide me because otherwise i'm just going to be an eviscerated hospital time kick -off comes around you you are going full on jerry lewis and i urge you to calm down calm the down you're going to have a schadenfreude okay and ladies wow that guy was
A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
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A highlight from 43: Week 2 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultraflex Football Podcast. Move over Pat McAfee. There's no denying that we are here to spice up your life and never forget about the good times. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me, as always, is Rob Green. Man, I wasn't prepared for that change. What's up? What's going on? And Viva Forever, Ryan Wheeler. I feel so much pressure. Now we got to be better than Pat McAfee. All right. Oh, we got the... Go ahead. No, he's actually like swearing on ESPN now, and he's got like Mike Greenberg, he swore on ESPN now because of McAfee. He's actually... A little more laid back now, huh? Yeah, he wears a tank top. He's very good for ESPN, in my opinion. Go ahead. He's spicing up Disney, huh? I think I saw, didn't they have to put him on like an extra delay versus normal? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. He has to cut out the F words a little bit, I heard. Someone's got to tell him to stop the cursing. No. Why? That's what makes it fun. I'm like eight song titles through my album here, so. Oh, he's like, damn, you're doing song titles already? Yeah, I thought you had to say him first. Holy moly. All right, well, we're about to find out what your song titles were. So Tony messed up two weeks ago. He didn't get all the song titles in, so now he has an album to himself, but because this is a team sport, a team podcast, Rob and I now have to split apart, or a album between ourselves. So Rob and I have Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless. My songs are A New Beginning, Lifestyle of the Rich and the Famous, Wondering, The Story of My Old Man, Girls and Boys, and My Bloody Valentine. Rob? I don't know, man. I'm not feeling good about this week. This is a lot. Seven songs and a half hour show. All right, I got Hold On, Riot Girl, Say Anything, The Day That I Die, The Young and the Hopeless, Emotionless, and Movin' On. Tony, we're all wondering, what do you have? You have the Spice Girls, my man. And I already, I've gotten already into the pod. I've already gotten Spice Up Your Life, Stop, Never Give Up on Good Times, Move Over, Denying, and Viva Forever. I still need to get in Too Much, Saturday Night Divas, Do It, and The Lady is a Vamp, which will probably be a difficult one. Hold on, can you say that one more time? What was that? The Lady is a Vamp. Like a vampire, assuming? What's a vamp? It's a vampire. And that's from the Spice World album. 1997 made me feel old AF. 97, wow. I remember watching the Spice World movie, the Spice Girls movie. I do not remember. Oh, you guys didn't have older sisters, that's why. No. All right, anyway. Movin' On. All right, speaking of Movin' On, the NFL schedule moved on. We are now in week two, so let's get to Football Talk. And I guess technically we're in week three, so we're going to recap week two. As always, we're going to start with the Bills game, go to the Titans game, and then kind of what else is going on. So, Rob, you were at the Bills Raiders game. What were your biggest takeaways? It was a fun home opener. The Bills got back to their winning ways with a nice, easy, I'd even want to say I was worried at the beginning. It was a little annoying that they fell behind 7 -0, but I was confident they would still pull it out. They did. Josh Allen ended up AFC Offensive Player of the Week, I think the 11th time in his career now, which is pretty impressive. Wow, the franchise record. Oh, I didn't know that. Nice stat. You beat Jim Kelly, it was 10 times. Well, pretty nice. Feels like a new beginning for the Bills, for sure. Nice, Ryan. Where was I going with that? I told you guys a stat yesterday, actually, that surprised me, but Josh Allen is number one in completion percentage so far this year. I know it's only two games in, but fun little tidbit there. It's crazy how much can change week by week in the NFL, and it's going to happen again this week. If the Bills were to lose to Washington and go 1 -2, then it almost feels like the game, I know it wouldn't be a must -win, but it feels like the game against the Dolphins the following week would feel like a must -win. That way, they're not 1 -3 and that far behind the Dolphins, but yeah, it's crazy how much can change in one week in the NFL. Oh, show. My biggest takeaway, and I said it last week, kind of a similar takeaway for me was last year it felt like we never got pressure on the quarterback. This year, it feels like we're constantly getting the opposing quarterback pressure, and it feels like our offensive line is playing well, so big task, which is we're physical, we can run the ball, we can block, we can get pressure. It's a good change of pace. I don't know, honestly, I'm not smart enough to tell you if McDermott's play calling is a factor in that, or if it's just Leonard Floyd, hopefully his ankle's okay, is better, and Ed Oliver's having a better year, so on and so forth. Yes, I saw his average depth of tackle is negative yards right now, which is impressive. So his average tackle is a tackle for a loss. That's awesome. That's literally the definition of blowing up a play. So yeah, it's exciting. Obviously, this win means something, but it doesn't really if you go and lose to Washington, so got to two and one. Two and one, by the way. Oh, yeah. I think everyone does the thing where you kind of... Did we just lose our host? It kind of looks like a frozen face there. Okay. Hey, frozen face. Oh, Rob, it's you and I. Let's do this thing. All right. So I didn't get to talk about the Titans at all. Can we say anything now, because he's gone? Yeah, we can say anything. Say anything, say anything. Sorry, I can't sneak any of these. Good Charlotte. Anywho, girls and boys, my takeaway is that the Titans are who I thought they were. The team that... I guess who a lot of Titans fans thought they were. The team that's probably... You are who we thought you were. Welcome back, Anthony. Thanks. They're the team that's going to beat the good teams and lose to the teams they should beat. And that's how it feels like the Titans have always been. They keep every game close. They have a shot. They have a chance in every game. So they're not quite the young and the hopeless, but they're just maybe like the mediocre. No, they're not the young and the hopeless. Oh, I thought that was one of my song titles. That's the... Oh, no. Oh, no. Clearly. Well, okay. I guess I can cross that one off my list then. Anywho, you know who else I was impressed with was the Falcons. They play a certain brand of football. It's the NFC Titans. I think I have to be a fan of the Falcons now. But just ground and pound, they came back. They were able to pull that one out in Green Bay. So... Yeah. The Falcons. To your point, there's not many teams, I feel like, in the NFL that have an identity, like a true identity. The Falcons are one that you know exactly what you're getting every week. And that could be really good or it could be really bad. Oh, for sure. One of my week two takeaways is prior to the season, it was always... And I was the one on this podcast kind of leading the charge is how good the AFC is gonna be. And then if like through two weeks, which is, again, a small sample size, it feels like the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys are playing just as well as anybody. And they're all in the NFC. Now, the NFC doesn't have much else to offer, but those three teams are gonna be very formidable to whoever comes out of the AFC come Super Bowl time. Yeah. At this point, their high -end talent almost seems better than the AFC with a lot of the top teams in the AFC struggling. So... Do you guys think that three of the top five teams in the NFL are NFC teams? Maybe even three of the top four teams in the NFL? I think that's fair right now. Yeah. That's crazy, isn't it? Because before the season, it was like, the AFC is so strong, so good. They have all the good quarterbacks and two weeks is a pretty small sample size, but I think... I think at this point, yeah, it's safe to say those three teams are top five. I don't even know who you would put... I mean, I guess the Dolphins are probably the best team in the AFC at the moment. I mean, the Chiefs scored 17 points against the Jaguars. And I mean, the Bills looked very good last week, but you can't ignore how poorly they looked the first week on offense. So... And then obviously, the Bengals Chargers being 0 -2 hurts the AFC's, I guess, power rankings or however you want to look at it. And then Rogers being hurt. Those are three teams that I thought were going to have a very good season. They still might. Maybe not the Jets, but the Chargers and the Bengals.
A highlight from All Roads Lead to Bitcoin with Checkmate
"0 .1 % to 1 % is gargantuan numbers, just extraordinary numbers, right? If Bitcoin does, in fact, achieve 1 % balance sheet capacity everywhere, it makes a lot of sense. It's the perfect currency to settle between enemies for oil, which creates enemies. Hello there from Bedford. How are you all? Yes. I got back from Lebanon yesterday. What an amazing, profound trip. I cannot wait to get the film out to show you what I saw. Also can't wait to talk about it with people. You learn a lot about Bitcoin when traveling, things you can't read in the book, things you can't get from a podcast. And so, yeah, I'm looking forward to talking about my experiences. And I also do, I just want to say a massive thanks also to everybody who helped. A whole bunch of people came out to Lebanon or were in Lebanon and helped us with making this film. So sorry if I forget someone, but massive thanks to Ralph, Tony, Francois, Ellie, Ralph's dad. Who have I forgotten? If I've forgotten someone, I'm very sorry, but you know I love you. And I thank you all so much for your hospitality and help in putting this film together. And speaking of which, I obviously want to say a massive thanks to Iris Energy because without them, I couldn't do this. They came to me last year, was it last year or this year? I think it was the end of last year, perhaps it was this year. I don't know. It's all blown into one, but said, how can we help you? What do you want to do? What do you need? What do you need to do Pete? And I said, well, I need to make a podcast, but I want to make some more films. And they fully backed this and they said, look, here's the money, go and make every film you want to make. So listen, a massive shout out to everyone at Iris Energy, specifically Dan and Will Roberts for backing me and Danny and all the things we want to do. Anyway, enough of that, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by those massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. Yes, I'm your host, Peter McCormack, and today I've got a banger of a show. One of the best ones I think I've recorded this year with my boy Checkmate from Glassnode. And we initially planned to talk about on -chain data and we touched on that a little bit, but we quickly moved into all sorts of areas from Bitcoin incentives to macro to politics. It was almost like just a couple of friends talking about all the bullshit in the world and figuring out the role of Bitcoin in this. So yeah, I love this one. I love Checkmate. What a guy, what a massive human as well. He's like six foot 11 or something ridiculous. Like he towers down on Danny. With Danny's next to Checkmate, it's like me being next to Danny.
A highlight from Phone Booth (2002) (Thriller/Psychological Thriller) Movie Review
"What's everyone? happening It's Kira and Ben back again. Today, we're doing a user suggestion phone booth from 2003 starring Colin Farrell. So I saw this movie when it first came out and then I had not seen it again, and re -watching it for this podcast was an absolute wild ride. Ben, let's talk a little bit about your history with the film before we get in it. So I never watched it. Naziru Wanda from Ghana suggested it, and this is my first time actually watching it too. This is your first? Okay. So I knew going in, I had remembered the main plot points of this movie. I had forgotten a lot of the other plot points of this movie, and I forgot what big of a cast this has. So our main man, Stu, is played by Colin Farrell. Our main police detective is played by Forest Whitaker. Colin Farrell's wife is played by Rahata Mitchell, and then his wannabe mistress is played by Katie Holmes, and then the voice over the phone is Keither Sutherland. So a wildly large cast for this film. Obviously, this movie has come out post 9 -11, which I think you can see a lot in the blue tint of the film. If you guys look at color theory, and we're not going to talk about color theory too much about this because the movie is so wild, but if you look at movies that come out directly after 9 -11, there is this very odd bluish tint to a lot of them. I think in my heart, like when I've done research about this and what I've viewed from it as well, is when you're watching films like this, I think it's because it kind of portrays this surreal sadness that everyone was feeling. Kind of like when you look at films made in that time that are set in the Middle East, they film everything with this yellowish tint to make it seem more like third world. So I thought the bluish tint of this movie was so insane, especially having it be set in New York. Then when I was doing some research about the film, this movie was actually supposed to be released in 2002, but it didn't get released until 2003 because there were actual sniper attacks in DC that delayed the release of this film because this movie is about a sniper terrorizing a man in a phone booth. Like I said, first time seeing it and the character of Colin Farrell reminded me of the character from Fast Timer at Ridgemont High that was selling the tickets. They mimicked each other. I was sitting there going, wait, I'm expecting Spicoli to walk out any second. I mean, they were just to the T, the exact same character. I was like, whoa, what's going on here? Yeah. I think that character is such a classic archetype of asshole. I think that was the point. Colin Farrell is this publicist. He's a liar, he's a slick talker, he's a fast talker, he dresses well, he uses people, he manipulates people, he doesn't care, he's all about himself. We see this in the way that he treats his assistant. We see this in the way that he treats one of his clients, which was an uncredited Ben Foster. I was losing my mind when I saw that. I was like, Ben Foster, what are you doing here? Then he manipulates the owner of a restaurant. He smooth talks this client that he has that wants to be an actress. It's Katie Holmes, she's a waitress. Then he even smooth talks his wife into being like in the beginning when he's not confessing his crimes. So this movie is so insane and I do not want to rag too hard on this movie because it was a user suggestion. But the plot points made to me legitimately no sense. So the pacing of this movie is incredibly fast. It's only an hour 20 and I swear to God, if this movie was longer, I would be like, Keith or Sutherland, shoot me because I can't handle it. So obviously, Stu goes into the phone booth to call his mistress because his wife tracks the phone calls that he makes on his cell phone. Which I was like, first of all, if you're keeping tabs on like your, you don't do that unless you don't trust your husband automatically. Then it comes out later in the film that they've only been together for three years married for one. So they're very new in their relationship. So Colin Farrell goes in to make a phone call to Katie Holmes. You can see he's trying to be slimy and she's rebuffing him. She's like, no, I have work, I have this. He's like, well, let's do this. He takes his wedding ring off. Very just much not a nice guy. Then that phone call ends and the phone starts ringing so he picks it up and on the phone, dun, dun, dun, is Keith or Sutherland's voice. He starts terrorizing him and being like, you can't leave this phone booth. If you leave this phone booth, you're going to die. A pizza man comes up to him and tries to deliver a pizza to him and he's like, you're a dick, I didn't order a pizza. Who orders a pizza to a phone booth? We have this other sub -storyline of sex workers, which to me was the most pointless storyline. I get the point of the storyline. So we have to have him have this interaction with these sex workers to then get their bouncer involved, to then have Keith or Sutherland kill the bouncer and frame Colin Farrell for it. Which first of all, makes no sense because you can see the bullet marks on the outside of the phone booth. So how is he shooting? How is he shooting? How could he shoot? That makes no sense. Then everyone's like, he killed him. It's like, no, he didn't. So this sub -storyline is so insane because first of all, it's like 2003, so you either have a beeper or a cell phone or you're using this phone booth. If all these girls work in this club, that's right across the street where this bouncer is, that Leon, that they get involved, why can't they just use the phone in the club? Why are they terrorizing Colin Farrell? He's just like, let me use the phone and then they're all screaming. I thought it was such a weak portrayal too, such a cop -out portrayal of sex workers. Like very, I don't know, just like what you would think of when you think of a man -written sex worker. Just loud, brash, unkempt, very, do you know what I'm trying to say? Yes, I'm a street kid. So yeah, I hung around with the prostitutes and drug addicts and drug dealers. So I totally got it. I mean, I saw people that did act like that, but those are the ones that were really hooked on drugs and were just like, half the time when they were acting like that, they were on something. It wasn't like a normal way for them to behave. Most people don't want to draw attention to themselves because they don't want the cops on their ass. Exactly. So this dude dies and Kether Sutherland is like, look what you made me do. Actually, he's like, you had me kill him. The guy was like, no, I just want this to end. So Kether Sutherland is, in his own mind, a pioneer of justice. Entrapping these men that he watches somehow, he watches and listens and convinces them that they're either going to die or confess to their crimes. So the two examples of the people that he has done this to before, I view are actual bad people. We have a director of adult films who actually directs child pornography and is a pedophile. So I'm like, okay, deserves to die. Then we have another man who's an insider trader on Wall Street. I mean, you don't have to die for that, but it is like a real crime. Then we get to Colin Farrell, whose crime is wanting to cheat on his wife and being an asshole. So to me, none of these make sense. The first two, kind of get. The third, Colin Farrell, not at all. I get it because they're trying to make him more likable. We have to be on Colin Farrell's side, right? So if he's a real criminal, we're not going to be on his side. I wasn't on his side. But you know what I'm saying? He's our protagonist. So we can't have our protagonist be as awful. But at the same point, it's like, well, then maybe you should have just had him kill adulterers because this makes no sense. So he, in his mind, Keither Sutherland, is this vigilante that is cleaning up the streets in New York because he wants people to atone and commit their crimes. So he's holding Colin Farrell hostage. Forest Whitaker comes in. He's trying to negotiate with Colin Farrell. He thinks he killed this guy. He's like, let me help you, let me help you. Up until this point, they think he's armed and dangerous. It is not until Colin Farrell's wife, Kelly Rahada Mitchell, comes in, which for some reason in 2003, you can just run through police barricades and just be like, I'm his wife, run through police barricades, and then be on the front line with the cops. I'm sorry, that never happened. No, not at all. No, they would have her pushed to the side. She would not be in a hostage negotiation. It wouldn't happen. She would not be front and center to the point where he can put a mark on her. So then we see that Forest Whitaker kind of actually comes around to see that Colin Farrell is being terrorized. He is not doing this of his own free volition. He sees the little target on Rahada Mitchell and he's like, oh, OK, maybe this guy is like real. So then they start looking for him. They're like, OK, we're going to find him. We're going to find him. Colin Farrell's delaying him. And the guys and then obviously Colin Farrell comes clean. He's like, OK, I'll come clean. Like, I don't want to die. I don't want my wife to die. I don't want this girl who I want to be my mistress to die. So he confesses all his sins of being an asshole, which everyone's like, OK, you're a dick, whatever you're holding up the street. We got half the police force here. What? And then obviously when they think that they kill the killer, when they think that they kill Keither Sutherland because they go up to the apartment where they trace the call from, it is actually, plot twist, the pizza boy. And it's like, OK, so he's killed Keither Sutherland for this one person. Two people just sacrifice them for no reason to get this guy to confess that he's a slimeball. Feel like we could have done this a different way. And then so then another so we're going to get to all the insane points. But this is the end of the story. And this is the last insane point. Or one of them is that Colin Farrell is now alone in the ambulance. They put something in to make him fall asleep. So he's all loopy. He's all daisy. And then active crime scene in an ambulance. Keither Sutherland walks up and just starts talking to him just like, oh, like you passed the test. You did it right. Like what happens? Like and OK, so he's like talking to him like, oh, you did the right thing. You did the right thing. And Colin Farrell is like, what the fuck? I thought we killed you. And then he walks away. And the last thing he says, which I think is legitimately the stupidest thing. And if this is the point of the movie, it is the dumbest point when he goes, well, if a phone rings, do you have to answer it? I would say no. I would say no. And that is the last line of the film. And then it goes into this like ringing sound, goes all the way out into the satellite shot, goes to black, and then you hear another person pick up and say hello. So it's like obviously this is like a cycle for him. But the way that he picks his victims is makes no sense to me. Yeah, no. And if a phone rings, you don't have to answer. You don't have to answer it. Look at all the things like when a stranger calls bad. They picked up the phone, bad tidings, scream, scream, picked up the phone. Bad tidings. No, you don't have to pick up the phone, especially like if you don't know who the person is. Hang up, hang up. And I did think at some points the voice that Keith or Sutherland used did sound like the ghost face voice, like to the point where I was like, do they have the same voice actor? Is this even even Kiefer Sutherland? Like I was like, this movie is so bad. So I thought a lot. So let's talk about Keith or Sutherland's character. And I obviously am not a fan of this movie, but I thought the way that he was poorly written was like they were trying to make him like John Doe from seven, kind of this vigilante who lives by his own rules, has his own code of justice and kind of is enacting on that code of justice and terrorizing these people. I think in seven it is done much better with an actual point, with an. We have fully fledged characters. We have reasons that make sense in this. We have no back story. We don't know what he why or why he's doing this now. And you think you think they're given a back story when he when he's talking to about Nam and stuff and he's like, are you stupid? I'd be 70. Like and like I'm like, so who are you? Why are you doing this? Well, what is your point? I mean, did you just one day wake up and say, hey, you know what? I'm just going to execute people I feel are bad. I mean, and that's your concept of bad. And your concept of bad is another person's concept of good. I mean, it's like when people go to war. Yeah. The countries fight, but each country thinks they're right. Of course, there's a right and a wrong. But both countries think that they are the right ones. Of course. And the only one that actually like comes out to be the right one is the one that wins, is the one that wins. And I would say in this movie, no one wins now because everyone's motivations make absolutely no sense. I would say the only motivations that make sense is Forest Whitaker's, because he's literally just trying to do his job. Yeah. And then like I was watching when he's his his rapper talent comes on and I was like, what the hell is this, Malibu's Most Wanted? Oh, my God, I thought the same thing. I was like, why are we watching Malibu's Most Wanted? I was like, this is this is this. And then it looked really bad because they get these two big black guys and this little tiny white guy. And he looked terrified to be around the black. And I was like, this is so stereotyping. This is awful right here. It is awful. It was so stereotypical. It was like someone just kind of grabbed at archetypes that they see in pop culture and was like, yeah, we'll throw this in the film. So I also thought the film was shot horrendously. There is it felt like it wanted to be a Tony Scott film, which RIP Tony Scott, I love your films. But it had this kind of like shaky camera. We're switching in and out of views of like like digital versus like these split screens versus like this like granule kind of like VHS effect. And I was like we're like fast paced moving through the city. And I was like, this movie makes no sense at any point. Did this movie make any sense? It does not. No. Like I said, I thought the character was the guy from a fast time at Ridgemont High.
A highlight from Western Union's Retail CBDC Pilot With The Digital Dollar Project, R3 Corda & Ripple with Chris Giancarlo & Kevin Mole
"This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and fintech companies. Some of the crypto companies you may recognize include Circle, Ripple, Chainalysis, Ledger, Dapper Labs, and many more. If you'd like to learn more about Link2, please visit the link in the description. Since it's your first time on the podcast, Chris and I have spoken many times over the years. Kevin, tell us a bit about yourself, your professional background, and more. Yeah, sure. As you mentioned, I'm at Western Union. I've been at Western Union for about 15 months running our work in digital assets, cryptocurrency, and others. But before then, I was in the industry at Ripple. I was at Ripple for close to three years and ran a lot of things around partnerships with regards to co -branding and co -marketing, as well as sales enablement, product strategy, go -to -market in particular, pricing our product, and figuring out what customers amongst the financial institutions that we wanted to sell our software to. That was really my first foray into the blockchain space. However, I did talk a lot about it when I was a consultant. Prior to Ripple, I spent some time at McKinsey. I really started to talk to banks about what blockchain is. It's a more educational focus, and I wanted a little bit more of the practical exposure to it. That's why I joined Ripple, ultimately. But for me, blockchain is a way to deliver so much value, particularly around payments, which is a vast majority of my career, whether as a consultant or a practitioner. The world of payments, particularly international payments, and I think we'll have some areas of, I would say, pain points, particularly for the most needy. We talked about what we do at Western Union, but first and foremost, it is for me trying to bring value to a consumer that has traditionally been unbanked or underbanked. That has driven a large part of my career and my motivation for wanting to be at the intersection of payments and questions for you and what Western Union's strategy is, but let's set the table a bit, because the genesis of this conversation that we're going to have is around a retail CBDC pilot that was done between Western Union and the Digital Dollar Project. Chris, if you can give us a quick overview of the Digital Dollar Project and its mission, and then we'll go into the pilot details. Great. Tony, thank you so much, and thanks for that question. Thanks for this opportunity to talk. The Digital Dollar Project has a very simple mission, and that is to look at how we can best future -proof the US dollar and its reserve currency status in a world where value is increasingly moving to both decentralized and centralized distributed ledgers, some of those centralized ledgers run by other governments and some of those run by private sector and to and stablecoin operators. And so as we think about a future where value increasingly moves in that direction, how best to protect the dollar. Now, that may be a CBDC, a dollar CBDC, it may not be. We do not advocate for the US to form one, but we do advocate for the United States not to abandon leadership in what is effectively a new frontier of the internet to its economic competitors and worse, its economic adversaries.
A highlight from BIG CRYPTO NEWS!! CITI BANK TOKEN & JUDGE DENIES SEC GARY GENSLER IN BINANCE US CASE!!
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google or wherever you get your podcasts, make sure you hit that five star rating and review. It helps support the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well folks, we've got big news coming out of Citigroup today. They have officially launched a token that will be used for deposits and the transference of money. Let me give you the details. Citigroup launches deposit city token services for institutional customers. This product will be based on a private blockchain controlled by the bank, converting customer deposit into digital tokens that can be sent instantly. Customers do not need to set up their own digital wallets and can be accessed through the bank's existing systems. This was reported by Bloomberg. This is huge news. There's many layers to this story. First it is further validation of this asset class and technology. And this technology is disruptive folks. And disruption is at the doorsteps of the banks, whether it be Citigroup, JP Morgan and many more. And they are trying to build their own versions, right? If the old system is working so perfectly, why are they trying to build blockchains and use blockchains and build tokens? Why? They know this new technology, this new asset class is the future. This technology is here to stay. It has many benefits. It will leave the old system in the dust. Folks, disruption is happening. Another major move here by a bank. And it's once again, further validation with technology. The other layer is that just about a week ago, reported on September 7th, JP Morgan was reported that they were building a deposit token themselves for settlements. JP Morgan is reportedly developing the infrastructure to run a new deposit token, allowing settlements between banks for corporate clients. Pretty clear what's happening here, folks. They know, especially with the likes of Ripple winning the lawsuit and XRP getting the clarity and not to mention CBDCs and stable coins and PayPal building their stable coins. This technology is here to stay and it's moving at a rapid pace. And look, I've been on record saying that I believe the TradFi incumbents, such as Citi, such as JP Morgan, Goldman, and these guys, weaponized Gary Gensler and the SEC to go and try to kill the stable coins, kill Ripple, kill whatever payment or crypto startup, right? Because Gary Gensler and the SEC are controlled by these TradFi incumbents. I had Caitlin Long on the podcast talking about the bias towards the TradFi incumbents, right? And we know how the political system works with campaign donations and much more. So it's pretty clear what's happening here. If you sit back and you look at the timeline, you look at the parallel of these things that are actually happening, right? We're not saying that we're not fabricating something here. It's clear what's been happening. It's clear what Jamie Dimon was saying since 2017 and what his bank was actually doing, right? Watch what they do, not what they say. Folks, first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win. It's pretty clear that this tech is so disruptive. They're scared of it and they're trying to build their own versions. But the problem is these wall gardens that they're building on private blockchains, no one's going to trust it. Why would another bank want to trust your token that you control the blockchain, you control the nodes, and much more? There are going to be private blockchain systems, don't get me wrong, right? Citi may launch its token and within its own different branches move money and settle instantly, but don't expect JP Morgan to use their coin and vice versa. So this is what's happening. They're not going to be able to disrupt the market with cross -border payments and all the different blockchain systems that are out there, which provide more of a free market, trustless permissionless setup. So very bullish folks for the crypto asset class that these banks are so scared. They're trying to launch their own tokens. And once again, JP Morgan is trying to do the same thing. And as mentioned, this is being reported by Bloomberg and they're calling it Citi Token Services once again. Let me give you a quote here from Shamir Khalik, global head of the company's services division. The development of Citi Token Services is part of our journey to deliver real time, always on next generation transaction banking services to our institutional clients. Oh, but I thought the traditional way of doing things was working. I thought crypto and blockchain, all these things are scams and a Ponzi. I guess not. The move is the latest by an established banking giant to offer so -called tokenized deposits or transferable digital coins that can represent a claim against banks. Crucially though, these tokens are processed on blockchain reels, meaning settlement is instantaneous. Yep. Folks, I'm so glad I'm here early. I'm paying attention. I'm researching, I'm dollar cost averaging and I'm hodling. Now a great way to dollar cost average in is using Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange. They are one of the sponsors of this podcast. I've been using Uphold since 2018. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus crypto currencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and 37 national currencies where you can easily transfer between crypto to different Fiat currencies to precious metals. That's a pretty unique feature to Uphold. If you'd like to learn more about this platform, please visit the link in the description. Well, folks, we've got big news around the SEC versus Binance. The judge declined the SEC's request to inspect Binance US. So if you recall, there was news that the SEC rips into Binance US over a shaky asset custody asked court to order inspection. The regulator asked a US court to reject Binance's half -hearted objections to its motion seeking depositions and inspection and communication from the exchange. This is another big fat L for scumbag regulator Gary Gensler, and this is being reported by Bloomberg. Here's the headline. SEC fails to win immediate inspection of Binance US software. Regulator says it is not getting enough access in lawsuit. Magistrate judge didn't grant expedited discovery requests. So the SEC says it has been struggling to get information from Binance US since it sued the American exchange along with its international affiliate Binance Holdings Ltd and its chief executive officer Changping Zhao in June. So Gary is taking loss after loss after loss. And I think a big blow is coming with Coinbase. I think Coinbase has a strong case and just like the grayscale situation, a lot of legal analysts are saying, yeah, we think Coinbase is going to walk away with a victory. Now, it may not be a full victory, kind of like the ripple situation where the SEC did win on some grounds, but it will be the lion's share of the win, or if you were to count up the numbers here, and that is what we're looking for. And you may say, well, Tony, why are you bashing the SEC and Gary Gensler so much? Don't they have a job to do? You're absolutely right. They do have a job to do, but we know, and this has been confirmed by the crypto industry as well as members of Congress and other regulators, even SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce and Mark Ueda, the SEC and Gary Gensler have not been acting in good faith. They have not been abiding by the law. So this government agency, which is supposed to have integrity, which is opposed to abide by the law, are themselves not doing that. Well, you have Judge Sarah Netburn rip a lawsuit saying the SEC lacks faithful allegiance to the law. What a burn. What a statement, right? That a government agency is being called out by the judicial branch and you lack faithful allegiance to the law. And even Bill Hinman and his conflicts of interest with Ethereum. And the list goes on and on and on. Gary Gensler is a puppet on strings doing the bidding of the incumbents when he's supposed to be a neutral party just looking to protect investors and they are attacking good actors. So it's not like they are just going after bad actors and that's the end of it. They're attacking good actors. And it goes back to what we were talking about at the beginning of the podcast. Citibank and all these banking incumbents have weaponized Gary Gensler to kill the startups that are disrupting them. The other aspect is Gary Gensler is not working with Congress to provide clear regulations, right? And he's flip flopped over the years. He's a big hypocrite. He's a liar. We've seen him lie many times. And he continues to say there's hucksters and scammers and so on and so forth in the industry. I tweeted about it today. You have some of the biggest names entering the crypto market, such as BlackRock, Franklin Templeton and many others filing for Bitcoin spot ETFs. Earlier this year, Charles Schwab, Fidelity and Citadel launched a crypto exchange called ADX Markets. PayPal launched a stablecoin. Deutsche Bank just reported last week they will offer crypto custody. Mastercard launched a CBDC program. Visa expanded their use of USDC stablecoin on Solana. So Gary clearly tried to distract and attack the startups while his Wall Street TradFi buddies come in and take over and look at the facts, right? I just listed out a whole bunch of big names that are coming in. And remember, Gary met with Sam Beckman Fried and FTX officials, didn't do anything. Big collapse happened there. He didn't do anything about Celsius or three hours capital and a whole bunch of other things. He didn't stop Terra Luna or anything like that, right? He just sat back and waited. And I think that was part of his strategy. I think he knew of the things that are happening, but he let them collapse so that they would hurt the market, right? Let the flush out all these startups who look, they're not established like the banking incumbents. And then what happened this year? Oh, I'm going to go after the good actors. I'm going to go after Coinbase, right? I'm going to go after this company and that company and NFTs and many other projects. So it's pretty ridiculous what's happening. But guys, we will win the war. We've seen historically that the disruptive technology will progress. It will get adoption. And if these folks don't get on board and it looks like they're trying to with their tokens, they will get or have their blockbuster moment. Now, speaking of further adoption, blockchain capital raises $580 million for two new funds. Venture capital's firms, record funding comes as space is teeming with exceptional innovators, despite bear market execs says. So the capital keeps coming in investments into the crypto industry. These companies and these funds are investing in both the companies, building the infrastructure, as well as the tokens are very, very bullish. Despite all that happened last year with FTX and Celsius and so forth, there's looking beyond that. They're looking at the future and the horizon of the adoption of this technology and much more. So one is the San Francisco based companies, six early stage fund in line with such funds it has previously launched, while the other is its first so -called opportunity fund. The $580 million marks the company's largest raise in its 10 year history, according to blockchain capital executives, Spencer Bogart, Bart Stevens, and Jason de Piazza. Such funding coming during a bear market reflects our investors trust in our long -term perspective, they said in a Monday blog post, adding that innovation often thrives during tough economic times. Despite the downturn in liquidity prices, we see a space that is teeming with exceptional innovators and founders, each aligned with the first principles of open source innovation, credible neutrality, and censorship resistance, Stevens told block works. The firm's first opportunity fund was conceived as a post dislocation investment vehicle. According to blockchain capital, Bart Stevens, it was designed with a high conviction concentrated mandate to pursue financing opportunities at the later stage. Very bullish news here, my friends. And here we got some more quotes. We felt generalists and newcomers misjudged the opportunity set he added. In contrast today, the fundraising environment for late stage crypto companies is barren, creating a unique and compelling opportunity for targeted capital that understand web three technology. Pretty incredible folks. And this is a lot of capital and more is going to keep coming, right? We're just seeing some of the biggest trad fi names entering a lot of capital being raised by different funds and new funds popping up and they're going to invest in the market and we're going to see continued growth and the S curve adoption keeps moving higher and growing folks. It's happening day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year. Now we got news here in New York financial watchdog proposes strengthened crypto guidelines. The New York financial or the New York department of financial services published proposed guidelines on Monday aimed to strengthen how firms list or delist coins. It also proposed guidance on adding coins to the state's green list. So we're seeing states move in the direction of trying to figure out regulations while the federal government continues to drag their feet. Obviously we got two bills in the house and shout out to patch McHenry and those folks who have been trying to get things through. Even Senator Cynthia Lummis and Christian Gillibrand in the Senate also have a bill, but we need Congress to act, right? Things are moving really slow. They need to put the guardrails in place, but we're going to see a lot of states do this. And I think as they do this and with their grassroots movements and much more, it's going to put pressure on the federal government to eventually act. So I think this is a good thing. However, the devil's in the details. New York can sometimes be very heavy handed. They obviously have the ridiculous bit license, which they should get rid of. But I think that's Wall Street's gatekeeping to allow only companies that they want and much more. So it's tough for a lot of crypto companies to get that bit license in New York. So we shall see what they come up with, but let me give you some details. Since joining DFS, I have made it a priority to ensure the department's regulatory and operational capabilities keep pace with the industry developments to protect consumers and markets. And why DFS Superintendent Adrian Harris said in a statement on Monday, and why DFS has been active in regulating crypto in the state for years, having launched its bit license regime in 2015. A slew of firms have virtual currency licenses in the state, including Coinbase Incorporated, and according to its site, although some firms close up shop in the state. So let's see what they come up with and all the details as it comes out, and we'll have some of the legal experts review it. But I am for regulations. I think they're important. Now, I don't believe in draconian regulations. I believe there's a balance. You allow innovation to flourish, but you protect consumers. That's the balance. But we got to keep our guard up and push back on anything that's draconian. Finally, Malta, they seek to change their crypto rule book to get ready for MICA. So the EU MICA regulatory framework was passed. The EU and the UK are ahead of the United States right now. The country's financial watchdog wants to align its framework with the EU wide rules set to take effect in 2024. So once again, EU and UK ahead, and it looks like these countries and the European Union are going to look to align to this. So this absolutely makes sense. Now, this law and this regulation is not perfect, right? And there's still some fine tuning that's needed, but it's a really great start. And I'm glad they were able to get things through because it just once again shows crypto is not dependent on the United States. This in technology the digital world that we live in and everybody on the internet, it doesn't need the United States land and borders to operate. It can operate from anywhere. Now, obviously I say that, but the United States is the world's largest capital market. So matter of capital raising and funding and so forth, that is certainly a big factor for the United States, but for these projects to launch and to build and to grow, they don't need the United States. And living in the United States, I'm worried that the US is in danger of losing some of these companies and a lot of jobs and economic benefits, but hopefully they can get it right sooner than later. And this EU MICA bill will take effect in 2024. And I think we can expect to see other countries align with it. And that is really great because there's not going to be different rules for different countries, at least in the EU, they can online and provide clarity to the different businesses operating in the EU. So this is good news, I think all around. Well, folks, that's the news. Please let me know what you think about the Citibank token, the SEC taking another big fat L, the judge striking down their requests in the Binance US case. And what do you think about all these items? Leave your thoughts and comments below, hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms, and I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from The Trump Paradox with Brent Bozell and Tony Buzbee
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody. Today on Charlie Kirk Show, Tony Busby, lead attorney for Ken Paxton, joins us as we recollect on a grassroots victory. And then Brent Bozell from the Media Research Center. Why the media is not trusted. And then a very fun, very, very fun story about Rush Limbaugh at the end of our program. So make sure you listen all the way through. Get involved with the nation's most important movement in the country, tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Email me as always freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the 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.
A highlight from 116: Part 1: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack
"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playerettes, dudettes, everybody in between, welcome back. This is the follow -on episode to last week with Rick Prado on the 22nd anniversary of 9 -11. We had a theme going here, we wanted to follow through on this next theme, and we'll tell you about that here in just a second, but first of all, welcome. As always, I'm here. I'm Morgan. I'm here literally with my partner in crime, and we're going to do what we did last time. I know some of you guys like small town police water, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to do that when we're talking about something as serious as when we talked about 9 -11. And then this month we're talking with Eric McBride. He retired as the chief of police in San Bernardino City. If you guys remember, Alex Collins we had on was a deputy with San Bernardino County. His partner was killed, Jamie McBride. He was wounded by a piece of shit. We don't even want to mention his name. But we're getting into now the December 2015 terrorist attack at the city of San Bernardino. Fourteen people killed, I think twenty -seven wounded, and it just didn't seem right to follow on. You know, we wanted to have a couple serious discussions, so that's kind of what it was. So before we get started though, just a couple quick things. Head on over to Apple, Spotify, hit those five stars. Let us know what you thought of last week's episode. Let us know what you think of this week's episode. And don't worry folks, next week we'll get back into small town police water. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com, our book from our prior guest, Rick Prado. You'll see that up there, Black Ops, The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior. Great reading. You just got to get it. We've got everything you need there. Follow us on social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, at Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But follow us on Patreon too, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. We just recorded some great episodes. You can't make this shit up. We've got 9 -1 -1, Case of the Month. One rule we made is Murph never gets to pick a movie again. He has to submit it for review before we review it. I promise to do better in the future. Well, because you're on the hook for next month. All right. But guys, we have a lot of good stuff over there. Everything about, you know, we get into funny stuff, we get into serious stuff. Our Case of the Month has been recommended by you, the listeners out there. So head on over there, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. Now this is a show about crime. We normally are fun and jovial because this is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We take the story seriously and that's how we're going to do it. This is not about us having fun and joking at the expense of a serious incident like this. So our next guest, Aaron McBride, like we said, retired as the chief of police, worked his way up from patrol officer, but started off as a Marine, formerly on active duty. He's got some good stories there, but he comes to us through another long list of people, a family of service, the McBrides out in California. He does. You know, our good buddy out in San Diego, Mel Sosa, made an introduction for us, got us to Eric. But the McBride family is well known in the law enforcement circles out there as brother Jamie, his niece Tony, and then Jamie's other daughter are all police officers out there that have experienced violence that, you know what, most cops in the United States don't have to experience. I'm not sure what's going on with the McBride family here, but you know what, they don't shy away from it and they don't run away. They address the issues as they come to them, and they're protecting their communities. Eric here was just the fact that, I mean, he's a trendsetter. You're going to hear him talk about his high school career, getting out of high school early so he could join the Marine Corps early. And his whole life is service to his community and his fellow man. And you know, in my book, there's no greater calling that you're willing to dedicate your life to work for the public. A public servant, I think, is a term of a hero. And that's certainly who we have on here today. And I'll tell you, again, we've got to thank our buddies out there, Southern California Gang Conference, Mel Sosa, all of those people. They're brothers to us. They get us great gifts, great gifts, great guests, which are gifts for things like this. And I'll tell you, you've really got to sit down and listen to this because one of the things that's going to come out of this is stuff that has not really been talked about in the media before, and you'll hear him talk about a call that was received. He's been briefing this to law enforcement. On the day of, he was the, quote, deputy incident commander, but he was the incident commander for all intents and purposes. And so he's not the one at the tip of the spear out there, but this guy has the overview of everything going on. You're going to hear things that went well. You're going to hear about things that didn't go so well. But we will never get to hearing any of this, Murph, unless I ask you, are you ready to play the biggest, baddest? And as we see in this episode, too, the most dangerous game of all, the game of crime. Absolutely. So everybody get in, sit down, shut up, hold on. You're getting ready to hear a story about an incident that I wasn't even aware of, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. So Eric, tell us what's going on, brother.
A highlight from Nick Burrafato Interview - Linqto's Continued Growth, Ripple XRP Victory Over the SEC, & Ripple Proper Party
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Nick Birafato, who's the Director of Member Investments at Link2. Nick, great to have you on, my friend. Thank you, Tony. It's great to see you again. Nick, you know, some people may say, well, you called Nick your friend, and I think we should tell the story of our journey, because both of us met on Twitter, you under the handle of MrBXRP on Twitter. And we started, boy, was it 2017, 2018? I was in the market since 2016, but I got on Twitter in 2017. When did you start your crypto journey? It's been an amazing journey, Tony, for sure. I bought actually my first Bitcoin in early 2017, a good friend of mine, Jeff. I was trying to find a friend that knew about Bitcoin. I couldn't find anybody that knew about it because at my age, most people weren't involved. Finally, a good friend of mine, Jeff, I'd asked him on the phone, hey, Jeff, before we get off the phone, do you know anything about Bitcoin? He says, how much time do you have? And I'm like, thank God. And he walked me through what he knew. And my experience with Jeff is everything he does turns to gold. He's just got the Midas touch. So I bought my first Bitcoin. And then after I bought my first Bitcoin, Jeff said to me, hey, I need to now talk to you about Ripple. And I was like, what's a Ripple? And that's how we got into the conversation of Ripple and XRP. And I bought my first XRP late summer of 2017. And I was there for the big run up, the big bull run, the big $3 .84 that we all experienced. And by that time, my friends and family were just tired of me talking about this company Ripple and this XRP. And I had to go find other people to talk to. And that's how I ended up on Twitter. I started the Mr. B XRP profile because I needed to talk to someone else because nobody else wanted to hear from me about it. And I wanted to go there to learn more and then educate new people. And that's kind of how I fell into being Mr. B XRP. It's crazy, Brian. Yeah, right. It almost feels like it's the good old days of crypto because things have changed tremendously over the years. And, you know, at one point we both connected face to face on Zoom to try to see if we can start a crypto company, maybe a competitor to CoinMarketCap. So absolutely. Yeah. You know, it's funny. I love that I see so many of us, you know, the class of twenty seventeen, I call it, you know, the class of twenty seventeen, how we found careers, you know, related to the crypto field because I was I was a real estate broker for over 20 years. And and what had happened, my my journey, what had happened was after becoming Mr. B XRP, I built up a pretty good following.
A highlight from 42: Week 1 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultra Flex football podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me is Rob Green. Hello, hello. And Wheeler. Ryan Howdy, howdy. Tony, you do COVID well. Man, you sound really good, actually. I just realized it. Help my radio voice. Yeah, all right, cool. We got the album thing that we always do. Like I said, we're gonna go over our song title so that you guys know what to listen for. The audience knows what to listen for. We are doing Astro Lounge. The album is called Astro Lounge by Smash Mouth. Because Steve Harwell died. And apparently we're just gonna do an album of everyone who dies. So if you want to get your name on the show, just create an album, become a hit and... There's a pattern forming here. Yeah. Anyway, so my song titles are Who's There, Digging Your Scene, I Just Wanna See, Waste and All Star. Rob. I Satellite, got Radio, Stone, Then the Morning Comes, and Road Man. I've got Fallen Horses, Defeat You, Come On, Come On, Home, and Can't Get Enough of You, Baby. So we'll work those in here. This is gonna be a relatively shorter version of what we've usually been doing last year in this off season. So try to keep this around 30 minutes. We're gonna talk about football talk, which will be recapping week one. We're gonna pick games like we always do. And then we're gonna play Who Am I? So let's talk some football. Let's go to football talk. Dude, I was in my own world there. Let's try that again. Say it again. Let's go to football talk. Sometimes we're good, sometimes we're not, it's fine. I was honestly trying to think of how I could nail like three song titles in one sentence. Right, just on the road, man. We're like Josh Allen, sometimes we're good, sometimes we're not. Week one, interesting week. It always is an interesting week. We had some Fallen Horses, even at home. We had some pretty big upsets in some minds. I guess maybe not upsets, but surprises with the Bengals putting up three points. The Bills not being able to beat a backup quarterback. So let's dig in. If you've listened to this before, you know we're probably gonna start with the Bills and the Titans. I think the Bills game had the biggest news of the season by far with a future Hall of Hamer tearing achilles his four plays into the game. Four plays, man, brutal. So Rob, what happened to the Bills? They sucked. I don't even wanna talk about the Bills this week. Can we talk about another team? Let's talk about the Titans, guys. I'm on to the Raiders this week. The frustrating part for me, which we will talk about the Titans here in a second, is the thing that I've been asking for for what felt like a long time now is for their offensive line and defensive line to play better. And they kind of did. Like the defensive line was in the backfield all game. The offensive line played well enough to win the game. I mean, the Jets have a very good defensive line and they held their own. And our superstar quote unquote quarterback that got paid a boatload of money literally lost the game for us, which is frustrating. So I don't wanna waste too much time talking about the Bills. I just wanna see who your guys' all -star would have been for the Jets on offense. Who would you say, or defense, I guess.
A highlight from 1401: FIDELITY: Bitcoin Will Hit $1 Billion Per Coin By This Date
"In today's show, we're going to be discussing Bitcoin ignoring the CPI and FTX as the price action hit us a September high of $26 ,600 as the bulls are back in control. We'll also be discussing the court approving the sale of FTX digital assets, meaning the assets will be sold off weekly with special handling for Bitcoin and Ethereum and insider affiliate tokens. Also breaking news just in, Congressman Tom Emmer launches an anti -surveillance state act with 49 Republicans in a new push against CBDCs, central bank digital currencies. Also the SEC chairman Gary Gensler says crypto is a field rife with fraud, abuse, misconduct. It's daunting. We'll also be discussing breaking news, $800 billion asset manager Deutsche Bank partners to offer Bitcoin custody for institutions. Let's go. It virtually means that the bank can now hold crypto directly for its clients. Also in today's episode, we'll be discussing, can the Bitcoin price achieve fidelities? $1 billion price target by 2038. That's right, the $4 .5 trillion asset manager is predicting that one Bitcoin will eventually be worth $1 billion per coin. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's cryptonewsalerts .net. With that being shared fam, welcome to everyone just joining us. This is pod episode number 1401. So let's fricking go. Today is September 14, 2023 and the crypto market is back in the green. Shout out to everyone out there in the live chat. It's good to see the entire Bitcoin fam. So yeah, let's kick it off with our market watch. As you can see, Bitcoin is trading back above $26 ,600. We also have Ether trading back above $1 ,600 and virtually most all the major cryptos are in the green minus BNB barely in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap sits just north of $1 trillion with $28 billion in volume in the past 24 hours, but the Bitcoin dominance at 49 .2 % and the Ether dominance at 18 .6%. So yeah, checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours. We have Axly Infinity leading the pack trading at $4 .73 up 11 % followed by ThorChain up 5 .5 % trading at $1 .65 followed by Conflux up a modest 5 % trading just above or I should say just shy of 12 cents. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week, we can see virtually everything is in the green minus a handful including Scamcoin FTT down 5%. Axly Infinity leading the pack here as well up 12%. And as you can see, the alts are pumping. That's what's up. How many of you took advantage of this recent price dip? Let me know. And how many of you are gonna be hodling into the next Bitcoin halving, which is roughly six months out around the corner. Holla at your boy chat. I appreciate the interaction. At the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. And how you doing today for Christ's sake? Holla at your boy. Don't be a stranger. And with that being shared, now let's dive into today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts and what is popping with the King crypto. Here we go. Bitcoin hit new September highs after the September 14 daily close as markets digested macroeconomic as well as crypto. Industry news, which you can clearly see here in the Bitcoin one hour candle chart. Now data from Cointelegraph and TradingView tracked the Bitcoin price highs of 26 .5 over on Bitstamp and Bitcoin had shaken off the higher than expected US CPI the day prior, which we covered here in the show, maintaining that 26 ,000 support. Subsequent confirmation that the defunct exchange FTX had received legal permission to liquidate its remaining assets likewise failed to dent Bitcoin's comparatively solid intraday performance. And a little later in the show, I'll be sharing that ruling directly coming from the courts in regards to the FTX assets being sold. Now coming up to the range highs and once we flip these levels, we can look to finally get into a safe position and long since popular crypto trader, Crypto Tony and fellow analyst, Dan Crypto Trade suggests that the overall Bitcoin market dynamics have changed versus the period of weakness seen around the monthly close. Quoting this gentleman here, market feels different this week. The dips are being bought up relatively quick and while the price keeps sweeping highs, it keeps crawling itself back and leaving the lows untouched. The spot bid is also stronger than the past few weeks, might be wrong, but I am optimistic. Let me know if you agree to disagree with the analyst and additional analysis predicts that the longer term Bitcoin price breakout should US regulators approve a Bitcoin spot ETF or which we all know is inevitable over the coming months. He also says that BTC .d is still holding on the previous range high, which is the Bitcoin dominance chart and in the CHOP region, but ultimately says, I think this would go higher in case of a Bitcoin ETF approval one day. Yeah, that's right. They can only push it back and delay it for so long. I believe the next day they have to acknowledge it is in October and more than likely Gensler and the SEC is gonna push it back till next year. That's just my two Satoshi's. Let me know your thoughts, fam. Now more cautious was Trader Sku who referenced the on -chain volume prime to cool once more after the relief rally, quitting him here. The daily structure looks fairly good here and decreasing volumes. So could definitely be looking towards a relief rally before lower as the commentary read, noting the Bitcoin was still holding the key 25 ,000 level. Now with Bitcoin up just 1 % month to date at this time, Bitcoin is nonetheless on course for its best performing September and years. As we know, it's usually September, pun intended. According to data from monitoring resource CoinGlass, the last time Bitcoin gained in September was all the way back in 2016. That's like holy moly, seven years ago, fam. That year was its best on record at a modest 6 % while its biggest red September bear month was two years prior when it lost a whopping 19%. Talk about total bloodshed, right, fam? Now in 2022, Bitcoin shed 3 % before climbing another 5 % in October, which is a popular month amongst the bulls who informally referred to it as Uptober. So hopefully, God willing, we have another Uptober here right around the corner as we're already halfway through with September. With that being shared, fam, let me know your thoughts and outlook on the current landscape of the crypto market. Do you feel we're likely to correct lower or do you think we'll continue rising back towards that $30 ,000 level psychological resistance? Let me know, chat. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the latest judgment coming from the courts regarding the FTX asset sales. Here we have it. This is just in, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of FTX digital assets. We have Judge John Dorsey who made the ruling at a hearing yesterday, September 13th. Major changes were made to the draft order authorizing the sale the previous day. Now as you know, there's been a lot of FUD of people talking about all the assets, billions of dollars worth of crypto is gonna get dumped and it's going to wreck the market. Well, there are some caveats, so it's important I share them here. FTX will be allowed to sell the digital assets excluding Bitcoin, Ethereum, and certain insider affiliated tokens in weekly batches through an investment advisor under pre -established guidelines. There will be limits of $50 million for the first week and $100 million in subsequent weeks. There will be an option to increase the limit with prior written approval of the creditors committee and ad hoc committee or to raise the limit to 200 million weekly with the approval of the court. So they can't dump it all at one time which is good for the bulls, right? Now Bitcoin and Ether and insider affiliate tokens can be sold through a separate decision by FTX. After 10 days notice to the committee and the US trustee, the US trustee is appointed by the US Department of Justice. Now I'm curious what those insider affiliate tokens are. If I was to guess, I'd guess FTT, that scam coin, Bankman Fried created out of thin air and I'd also throw Solana in there, but what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know. Those sales will also be conducted through an investor advisor. Information about the sales will be subject to professionalize only and confidentially restrictions with a redacted version accessible to the public. The sales will be subject to written objection by the committees and the US trustee. And in that case, the sales will be delayed until the objections are overcome or the court orders a sale. Quoting Bak Ubu here, FTX adapts crypto sale plan to address the US government concerns. FTX, the bankrupt crypto exchange is making changes to its proposal for selling billions in crypto assets. That's right. And I just broke down ultimately what you need to know. The conditions on the latter sales were added in the draft submitted September 12th, a couple of days ago. They were regarded as cautionary moves to ensure the market stability during the influx of FTX assets. Some observers noted that the sales will represent only a small portion of the trading volume and may not have a heavy impact. But according to a recent shareholder update, FTX has $833 million worth of Bitcoin and Ethereum collectively. FTX can enter into hedging arrangements using Bitcoin and ETH with the private approval of committees and can use them for staking according to the guidelines. The FTX token, as we know, is FTT, cannot be sold without further court authorization. Well, good for them. Glad to hear they're not authorized to sell their scam coin and dump it onto the market. That's definitely a good sign, wouldn't you think? Now let's break down the next breaking story of the day. Gotta give respect and credit where it is due. We have US Congressman Tom Emmer who made a very strong anti -CBDC stance and we know that's the central bank digital currencies which the central bankers are gonna be rolling out and I know their pilots have already began rolling out around the world. So let's discuss this anti -CBDC push because I'm all for anti -CBDC. That's why I promote Bitcoin every day here on the pod. Bitcoin is the antidote to the CBDC. Let me know if you understand what I'm saying. Now Congressman Tom Emmer is leading the reintroduction of the bill that aims to prevent the Federal Reserve from creating a digital dollar. God bless him. Emmer says on the social media platform X that if it isn't designed to emulate cash, then a CBDC would dismantle the American's right to financial privacy while also emboldening the administrative state. Facts. The majority whip says that the new bill attempts to prohibit the Fed from issuing a retail CBDC while protecting innovation and any future development of true digital cash. This bill puts a check on unelected bureaucrats and ensures the US digital currency policy upholds our American values of privacy, individual sovereignty and free market competitiveness. The administration has made it clear. President Biden is willing to compromise the American people's right to financial privacy for surveillance style CBDC. I don't believe in compromising American rights. That's the bottom line. If not open, permissionless and private like cash, a CBDC is nothing more than a CCP, which we all know stands for, right? Style surveillance tool that will be weaponized to oppress the American way of life. Preach. I couldn't have said it any better myself. I stand by what he is saying because I know it's fact. Now while official, the concrete plans for the CBDC haven't been released by the US government as opposition has already formed, which is a good sign. We also have US candidates who are running for the presidential election next year in 2024, including current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, who is running as a Republican. And we also have Kennedy Jr. who is running as a Democrat who are both pro Bitcoin and anti CBDC. So we must stand strong and oppose these weapons of financial mass destruction, which are better known as CBDCs. So again, much respect to the congressmen and those making this push. Now last month we also had Ohio Republican Warren Davidson said the CBDCs pose an existential threat to the Western civilization and was committed to fighting against them. Davidson said that he wants to prohibit the CBDCs because they threaten other digital assets like Bitcoin and impede the development of the beneficial financial technology. Facts, quitting him here. Central bank digital currency poses a serious threat, tall digital assets, as I said, at flyover FinTech. Many people wrongfully conflate even Bitcoin with a CBDC. Ignorance is bliss, huh? At least most agree that CBDC is evil, the financial equivalent of the Death Star. Great reference to Star Wars there. Don't become an accomplice to anyone designing, building, testing, developing, or establishing CBDC. Banning a CBDC is essential to the American's FinTech future. So there you have it. What are your thoughts on CBDCs if they roll out, which more than likely they're going to eventually at a theater near you, are you going to participate in them, is the million dollar question. What if they give you a stimulus and they promise you, we're gonna give every American $5 ,000 of this digital dollar, AKA CBDC, central bank Ponzi scheme currency. What are you gonna do about it? I say just say no to Bitcoin, or I'm sorry, just say no to CBDCs and fight it with the antidote, which is Bitcoin, by simply stacking stats today and preparing yourself so that you can fight the tyrants who are trying to take over our country. Just saying, fam, let me know if that resonates with you. And with that being shared, now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Mr. Gary Gensler, the chairman of the SEC and what they recently shared with Congress regarding cryptocurrencies and enforcement. Here we go. The chairman of the SEC, everyone's favorite huckster, Gary Gensler talked about cryptocurrency during his testimony before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on Tuesday, two days ago. Reiterating his views that most crypto tokens are securities, Gensler told the lawmakers without prejudging any one token, the vast majority of crypto tokens likely meet the investment contract test. Given that most crypto tokens are subject to the security laws, it follows that most crypto intermediaries have to comply with the security laws as well, quoting the chief right here. In terms of crypto, I've been around finance for 44 years now, and I've never seen a field that is so rife with misconduct. It is just, it's daunting. He further described the crypto industry right now. Unfortunately, he says there's significant noncompliance and it's a field which is rife with fraud abuse as well as misconduct. Now the Senator Bill Hagerty asked Gensler during the hearing what the SEC needs to see from issuers to approve a Spot Bitcoin ETF. Wouldn't you say that's a great question? Following the recent court ruling in favor of the grayscale investments, now the court found that the securities regulator, denial of grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETF app, was arbitrary and that the SEC Chairman Gensler replied with the following, we're still reviewing that decision. We have multiple filings around Bitcoin ETF products, so it is not just the one you mentioned, but there's multiple others. We are reviewing them and I am looking forward to the staff's recommendations. So there you have it. How do you feel this will likely play out regarding the regulators and crypto choke point 2 .0 as it continues? Do you think it'll keep pushing innovation outside the United States? Or do you feel that it's just a matter of time and Gensler's no longer gonna be able to push back these deadlines for the SEC approvals? Because we all know once the Spot Bitcoin ETFs get the green light from the regulator, it's game on. There's literally trillions upon trillions of dollars right now sitting on the sideline just waiting for that freaking approval. And if it wasn't for the SEC, we'd already had a Bitcoin Spot ETF a decade ago because that's how long they've been denying them, right? In fact, the very first Bitcoin ETF application was submitted by the Winklevoss twins of the Gemini exchange literally over a decade ago. And while they keep approving these futures ETFs which aren't in the investors best interest, but to keep pushing back the Spot ETFs which benefit everyone makes no logic except they're doing what they do because that's what they do and let's leave it at that. And with that being shared, fam, now let's break down the latest breaking news regarding Deutsche Bank. This is big news coming from another major institution and then I'll be breaking down the $1 billion fidelity price prediction for the King Crypto. That's right, they're saying that one Bitcoin will eventually be worth $1 billion per coin and then we'll dive into our live Q &A. So yeah, here we go, breaking news just in. The German bank, Deutsche Bank, was one of the handful of companies to invest in a $65 million Series B fundraising round for tourists in February of this year. The company offers enterprise -grade infrastructure to issue managed custody and trade, cryptocurrencies, tokenized assets, as well as NFTs and other digital assets. Let's go. Now according to Taurus' co -founder, Lamin, the partnership underwent a thorough and very detailed due diligence process before the German bank decided to use its infrastructure services, quoting them here. It started end of 2021 and ended somewhere in 2022. We won the deal a couple of quarters ago and as previously reported, Deutsche Bank has been brewing plans to offer crypto custody and trading services to its clients over the past three years, since 2020. The bank most recently applied for a digital asset custody license from Germany's financial regulator, Baffin, in June of this year, as it continues plans to offer its customers access to crypto markets as well as assets. Now brain, aka, confirm, whoever that is, the agreement is global in scope with tourists providing custody and tokenization tech in line with the local regulatory requirements. Let's get it. Good stuff. And I appreciate the live chat right now. I am tuned in and checking you guys out. Much love. Any questions, feel free to drop them. And again, at the end of our premiere story with Fidelity, we're gonna be reading those comments out loud. Anyways, announcing the partnership, Deutsche Bank Global Security Services head, Paul Maly, said that crypto space is expected to grow to trillions of dollars of assets and is likely to become a priority for investors and institutions. Preach, that's a given, right? Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank's asset management arms, DWS Group, had reportedly been in discussions to invest in two different German -based crypto firms in February of this year. This includes crypto exchange -traded product provider, Deutsche Digital Assets, and market maker, platform, Tradius, Deutsche Bank Singapore, and Memento Blockchain also recently completed a proof of concept called Project DOMA, which stands for Digital Asset Management Access, which allows for the management of digital funds and tokenized securities. And founded in Switzerland in 2018, Taurus' Series B round was led by Credit Suisse and included the likes of Deutsche Bank alongside Arab Bank Switzerland, indicating major interest from traditional financial banks. Let's go. The announcement of its Series B round also clearly outlined Taurus' aim to serve tier one banks in Europe. And they also told Cointelegraph that the platform serves close to 30 banks, with most deals going beyond cryptos to including tokenization of equity debt as well as other products. Deutsche Bank is set to offer customers crypto custody options through a partnership with the cryptocurrency infrastructure platform, Taurus. Now obviously, this is a major, major deal when you have a $800 billion asset manager, such as Deutsche Bank, partnering to offer Bitcoin custody for institutions around the world. The bank can now officially hold crypto directly for their clients. So there we have it. Another one bites the dust. And now for the moment you have all been waiting for. Let's discuss this $4 .5 trillion asset manager, Fidelity, which I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, is the second largest asset manager in the world, next to BlackRock that controls over 10 trillion in assets under management. They're predicting, their head of global macro, Julian Timmer is predicting that the Bitcoin price hit $1 billion per coin. So let's break this down, shall we? And then we'll dive into our live Q &A. Here we go. Fidelity's prediction for Bitcoin. We have Julian Timmer, director of global macro at Fidelity, put forth the notion that Bitcoin, the king crypto, has the potential to reach a value of $1 billion per BTC in roughly two decades, specifically around the year 2038. So there you have it. Right now we're in 2023. So what is that? Roughly like 15 years out. To supply the forecast, Timmer employed a combo of models and charts with particular focus on the stock to flow model and his own demand model. These analytic tools form the foundation for his primary prediction. And speaking of stock to flow, massive shout out to Plan B, creator of the Bitcoin stock to flow model. Now he believes, along with the stock to flow, the data, which doesn't lie, that the Bitcoin price is subject to hit between 100 ,000 and a million dollars after the halving in 2024. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the stock to flow prediction. And now we'll get back to this analysis from Julian Timmer of Fidelity. The above demand model employs Metcalfe's law, and according to the numbers of its users, grows linearly, the network's value, or interfiends, the Bitcoin price, grows geometrically. This means that the utility of the adoption of Bitcoin are expected to grow more rapidly compared to its network of users, exchanges, ATMs, and participating retailers. Therefore, this model predicted that the Bitcoin price will reach $1 million, which is seven figures, by the year 2030. Now I'd also like to throw out there, we also have Cathie Wood of ARK Invest predicting a $1 million Bitcoin price by the year 2030. In fact, if you've been following my show, then you know her bear case scenario is over a quarter million per BTC in 2030, her base case is over 600 ,000, and her bullish case is $1 .48 million per BTC. There's other big analysts and financial institutions as well, just as bullish as Cathie Wood. So I just wanted to throw that out there that there's others in agreement with Jurien Timmer thus far on this Bitcoin price prediction. So yeah, in contrast, Timmer's stock to flow supply model noted the event of significant price surges during each halving event. Consequently, when considering this model in conjunction with the other factors, it foresees a Bitcoin price range of $1 million to $10 million for Bitcoin defined by the year 2030. Timmer's demand model is more inclined towards reflecting the bottom of the Bitcoin price. But on the other hand, the stock to flow model seemed to provide a better approximation for the peak of Bitcoin. However, it's worth noting that the disparity between these two models widened significantly beyond the year 2030, which is where things get interesting. The reason behind this gap is expected to be the changing value of the dollar, as many, many economists are anticipating the crash of the dollar in which Jurien Timmer is as well. So Timmer proposes that the value of the dollar undergoes fluctuations over time when compared to other traditional assets. For instance, if just $1 was invested into the stocks during the 18th century, its present -day value would be roughly $4 billion. You mean to tell me $1 invested into stocks in the 18th century is now worth $4 billion? That tells you everything you need to know about fiat currency, folks. Now similarly, Timmer implied that if $1 million was invested today, it can grow to $1 billion in just a span of 20 years. This further revealed that the purchasing power of the dollar has significantly reduced due to factors like inflation and depreciation, and let's not forget, money printer continued to go. Just saying. Thus, Timmer's statement implied that keeping a fixed amount of dollars for many years may lead to a reduced purchasing power due to the assets' changing value, and over the last few years, an increasing number of are companies taking over the $1 trillion market cap, and as a result, it's foreseeable that in the next two decades, the concept of a trillion -dollar valuation will become more common. Yes, right, so much that individuals themselves could be worth a trillion dollars or even more. The scale of numbers may even reach the quadrillion range. Like, whoa, so is this milestone still achievable for Bitcoin is the million -dollar question. So despite Bitcoin's historical growth, it had recently faced a significant setback. Bitcoin's network activity had diminished, and it had fallen behind in comparison to Cardano's network, for example, the number of active addresses in the Bitcoin market had experienced a notable decline when compared to the levels seen in 2021, but we also gotta note that we're currently in a bear market, past couple of years. We hit the cycle peak back in 2021, and we soared. Remember COVID era? Bitcoin dumped all the way down to like $3 ,500 range, and within a year, by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, we hit that all -time high, which is the current high of $69 ,000. So this just goes to show you how fast Bitcoin can climb during a bull market, and we know the past couple of years have been bearish as all hell, right, especially 2022. We had the collapse of Terra Luna. We had the collapse of FTX being the second largest crypto exchange at the time. There was mass contagion. Everything was impacted. We dropped to a new cycle low of 15 ,700, but I think the bottom is past us. What's your thoughts, chat? Do let me know in the comments so I can read those out loud here in a little bit, but let's finish up this prediction. The higher network activity, like increased transaction volume or active addresses, is viewed as a positive indicator for the growing adoption for Bitcoin. This can create a sense of confidence amongst investors, potentially leading to the rise in demand and positive effect on the price action, and although Timur's prediction may be considered far -fetched and lacks empirical evidence, it doesn't completely dismiss the possibility of Bitcoin reaching such levels. The concept of de -dollarization has gained stature, shifting global attention towards alternative currencies. The shift in focus is expected to drive the demand for assets like golden crypto, such as Bitcoin, and with BRICS pushing for the fall of the dollar, the BRICS currency and Bitcoin are expected to garner continued momentum. So there you have it, fam. What are your thoughts surrounding this whopping $1 billion price prediction for the king crypto by the year 2038? Do you think it's realistic? And before we even got to that billion prediction, what about $1 million by the year 2030? Do you think this is realistic? Do you think this is a pipe dream? Do you think this is conservative? What's your honest thoughts? And where do you feel the dollar is likely to go over the course of the next few years? Do you think it will not even be in existence and will be replaced by the digital version, which is the CBDCs, central bank digital currencies that Congressman Tom Emmer and many others are warning you about? Let me know your honest thoughts. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from 1395: BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Will Send BTC to $1,500,000
"In today's show, we're going to be discussing Bitcoin liquidating $23 million in shorts as Bitcoin price tags a new September high. And check this out, Michael Saylor shares three catalysts which will take the Bitcoin price to $5 million per coin. Also quoting Ricardo Stellinas, the third richest man in Mexico, Christine Lagarde is a thief, Jerome Powell is a scammer, and they're pulling off the perfect fraud preach. And quoting Max of Central in South America, also breaking news just in, Turkish crypto exchange CEO sentenced over 11 ,000 years in prison for allegedly stealing $2 billion in customer funds. We'll also be discussing the institutions may be forced to fight over just 5 % of the Bitcoin supply. Can you say incoming? Bitcoin supply shock. We'll also be discussing when will we see a new Bitcoin all -time high? Will it be this year? Will it be 2024, 2025? I'll be breaking this down for you. We'll also be discussing now 10 years later, since the first Bitcoin spot ETF application and still no Bitcoin ETF, when is it likely to finally be approved? We'll also be discussing the largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock and their Bitcoin spot ETF can literally unlock $30 trillion into the crypto market, send in the Bitcoin price parabolic to $1 .5 million per coin. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net. So welcome everyone just joining us in the live chat. We're finally back in the green for the Bitcoin market, which is a good sign. Let's kick off today's show with our market watch. But first and foremost, welcome everyone. It's September 8th, 2023. I'm your host JV, and this is pod episode number 1395. As you can see here, we got Bitcoin in the green, trading at roughly 25 ,900 while Ether and BNB are still in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, we're currently sitting just above that trillion dollar milestone, with about 28 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin dominance has been pretty stagnant, currently at 48 .3%, with the Ether dominance at 18 .8%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we have Kronos leading the pack up 3%, trading at 5 .2 cents, followed by XDC up 3%, trading at 5 .6 cents, followed by Stellar Lumens up roughly 2 .5%, trading just above 12 .5 cents. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week, I'd say the majority are back in the red, but we do have some pumpers, including XRD now up 8 .1%, following by CRO up 3 .3%. And checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated at 46 in fear, yesterday at 41, last week a 40, and last month a 50, which is dead in the middle, neutral. So there you have it. How many of you have been taking advantage of this recent dip? Please do let me know in the comments right down below. And now let's dive into today's Bitcoin technical analysis. If you're just joining us, make sure to say hello in that live chat, and let us know where you're tuning in from. But yeah, let's check out these charts, Bitcoin extended volatility into the September 8th Wall Street Open as a classic short squeeze sparked new September highs, which you can see here in the Bitcoin, one hour candle chart, data from Cointelegraph and TradingView showed Bitcoin price movements liquidated in shorts and longs alike. Bitcoin has seen upside momentum the day prior, culminating in a trip above 26 .4 after the daily close, then a subsequent comedown nonetheless took Bitcoin full circle, and Bitcoin slash USD pair was back under the 26 ,000 mark at this time. Now, some analysts breaking down some of the charts here, such as Jelle says, whoops, let's take out the lows again, then. Hmm. Now the result was punishment for the late traders chasing the market up and down. According to data from CoinGlass, short liquidations total $23 .5 million for yesterday, September 11th. And thus far today, we don't know how long the tally is precisely, but probably even higher. Shorts have got hunted as expected. It's a popular trader scoop, quitting him here. Bitcoin Binance and Bybit open interest shorts got hunted and as expected. Note the over leverage added here, or I'm sorry, open interest added here with a small price reaction and decrease in the per bid delta. This implies that more shorts scaling into the price on the second dive higher. Now, fellow trader Dan Crypto Trades highlighted the significance of reclaiming lost ground from August, quitting him here. Bitcoin was finally able to break above the September monthly open after testing it numerous times. It is now retesting it. The question is, will it provide as much support as it did resistance? It's up to the bulls to try to maintain a green September. Meanwhile, CoinGlass data confirms September tends to produce a Bitcoin price downside of close to 10%, with market expectations skewed approximately for 2023. And quoting another trader, Crypto Tony, he says, nice rally off of 25 .6 range low, but no following through up to the range highs. So again, we're stuck mid range. No entry for me on Bitcoin unless we clear 26 ,600 as outlined here in this chart. Now quoting another analyst, Michal Vendet Pop, he says, technically speaking, we can solely focus on the price action in 2019, but that doesn't grant a clear case. The case in 2015, we can correlate the current market with that cycle, he said in his commentary. And he continued, in that regard, this is the final correction. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analyst as he outlines here in this chart. He says there is a level in which Bitcoin must hold in order to avoid the significant crash. Bitcoin currently holding onto a significant level of support. It's around the 25 ,500 barrier, which has held up thus far. Do you think we're likely to drop sub 20 ,000? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. And now let's break down the latest from Michael Saylor. He recently shared three catalysts, which will take the Bitcoin price to $5 million per coin. Catalyst number one, a spot ETF approval, which he says is inevitable. Number two, banks custody and against Bitcoin as collateral, which is coming soon. And number three, fair value accounting rules from the FASB, which will be approved this week. So there you have it. Very bullish sentiment coming from Mr. Saylor and massive shout out to Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico. In this interview, here's what he had to share. Christine Lagarde is a thief and Jerome Powell is a scammer. They're pulling off the perfect fraud. So much respect and shout out to Ricardo Salinas for preaching the facts. And quoting Max Keiser, the high priest of Bitcoin, he says that President Bokele is the Warren Buffett and Elon Musk of Central and South America. And he's turning a $26 billion out of favor of phishing and Pupusa hub with some untapped volcano Bitcoin mining potential into a $300 billion mega success story that's transforming the region. So let's freaking go. Massive shout out to Najib Bokele. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss this $2 billion crypto scam. Could you imagine being sentenced to over 11 ,000 years in prison? Do they not understand the average life expectancy of a human being? I mean, who does that? But anyways, this is quite fascinating to say the least. Here's the guy right here, just in Turkish crypto exchange CEO sentenced to 11 ,196 years in prison for allegedly stealing $2 billion in customer funds. This story should have SPF ishing his pants considering SPF with FTX was a $30 billion fraud for Christ's sake. Facts. So yeah, let's break this one down. The former CEO of Turkish crypto exchange Thodex. And let me know if anyone has ever heard of the exchange. I never heard of it until today. The guy's name is Farouk Faith Ozer. He was sentenced to 11 ,196 years in prison by a Turkish court on charges of establishing, managing and being a member of an organization where qualified fraud and laundering of property values. Are you listening to SPF? Now, the ninth high criminal court sentenced him along with his two siblings to the same jail sentence of 11 ,196 years. Good Lord. 10 months and 15 days in prison along with a $5 million fine reported Turkish state run news agency. The Turkish crypto exchange was one of the largest digital asset trading platforms in the country before abruptly imploding in 2021. The exchange halted services on the platform without prior notice. And the founder fled the country along with the user's assets, totaling over $2 billion in crypto. And at the time, he refuted all claims of the possible exit scam. The fugitive founder was finally detained in Albania in August of last year, where he has been serving a jail sentence before he was extradited to Turkey in April of this year on charges of fraud and money laundering. The same charges SPF is against. Now, he was already in jail for failure to submit tax documents since July, while the most recent conviction comes for defrauding customers. The founder of the crypto exchange claimed in court that he and his family are facing injustice. He said that Thodex was a crypto company that went bankrupt and had no criminal intentions. A Google translated version of his court statement read, the following, I am smart enough to manage all institutions in the world. This is evident from the company I founded at the age of 22. If I were to establish a criminal organization, I would not act so amateurishly. The question is that, is it clear that the suspects in the file have been victims for more than two years? So he's allegedly claiming to be a victim. The long drawn out case against the Thodex crypto exchange had 21 defendants, five of whom attended the court hearing in person. The court acquitted 16 defendants of qualified fraud due to the lack of evidence and ordered the release of four defendants. The other defendants in the case received varying degrees of sentences based on their involvement in the crypto fraud. So there you have it. I mean, quite interesting to hear anyone being sentenced for over 11 ,000 years, and especially considering his siblings are also involved. Do you think they're just trying to make an example out of him? I don't know what to really think, honestly, because I don't know the guy. I don't know the exchange. I don't know if he's really innocent. I don't know if it's an attack. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. But it does sadden me. I must say, hearing anyone get sentenced to 11 ,000 years in prison doesn't seem right. If you could only live approximately, what, 80 years, it just is a bunch of nonsense and sounds like they're trying to make an example out of someone. I say, if you want to make an example out of someone, use SPF, the $30 billion fraudster himself. Why don't we start there? You know what I mean? Just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the potential supply shock incoming as per Invest Answers as institutions fight for the final 5 % of the Bitcoin supply. That's right, citing an infographic from blockchain analytics firm Glassnodes stating that 95 % of the existing supply of Bitcoin has not moved over the past 30 days. Anonymous host of Invest Answers tells his half a million YouTube subs the Bitcoin needs to rally is a buy -side catalyst, quitting him here. Breaking news, 95 % of all the Bitcoin has not moved in the last 30 days. So again, despite the weak market, only 5 % is moving around with 95 % sitting tight. And we know why. But the real magic of this, imagine there is a catalyst and imagine big money wants to jump in and buy a truckload of Bitcoin. The price will just go parabolic. And that's just economics, ladies and gents. This is why I am so obsessed with Bitcoin. It is so scarce. So literally when the big institutions come and they are fighting over that 5 % and all the legacy holders are just sitting there watching anyway, it's a reason to be excited. And the charts don't lie as the HODL waves chart from Glassnodes shares here, literally 95 % of all the Bitcoin has not moved in the past 30 days. So shout out to all my long -term HODLers. The anonymous host also further says that the remaining supply of Bitcoin after accounting for the long -term HODLers and the lost Bitcoin is also yet another bullish indicator, quitting him here. The amount of Bitcoin that is either HODLed or lost or basically has not moved in the last five years is nearly 8 million BTC. That means technically only 11 million or thereabouts have not. And in fact, taking this five -year plus, it doesn't include all the Bitcoin lost over the last five years or less. So we just know it is super scarce. It is question, well, if it is so scarce, is that not bad? No, it is not. It means the price of what's left will go up and it won't take a lot to move it as well. So there you have it. And in this chart by Glassnode, you can see the 8 million Bitcoin HODLed or lost in the past five years, but only 11 million left as the smart money and the whales continue accumulating as they should. So there you have it. Let me know if you feel that Bitcoin supply shock is going to be incoming, this halving coming up in roughly six months, scheduled to be sometime in April 2024. Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss our next story of the day and discuss when do you think the Bitcoin price is likely to hit that new all -time high? Well, let's break this down according to Crypto Con, a fellow analyst predicting all -time highs in 2025, which I feel is conservative. I think personally we're likely to smash the 69 ,000 all -time highs sometime next year in 2024. But let me know your thoughts, chat. Now amid debate over the nature of the current Bitcoin four -year price cycle, Crypto Con believes that all may be simpler than many imagine when it comes to how Bitcoin behaves at a given time. Unveiling the November 28th chart on X, he delineated the date of the key pivot point for the year along with a three -week period on either side, quoting him here, using four -year time cycles against my inception. The cycles are centered around the dates of the first halving, November 28th. And he continues, the Bitcoin price action began at the first bottom, October 8th, 2010. This is where cycle curves peak every four years. Tops and bottoms come plus or negative 21 days from November 28th at their appropriate times on the curve. Tops on the upswing, bottoms on the pinnacle. So the chart virtually describes November 28th as Bitcoin date. Bitcoin sees a Bitcoin bull launch every four years. The last was in 2020 when Bitcoin broke beyond his previous all -time high, hitting the current high of 69 ,000, which we did in November of 2021. The next point of interest is thus November 2024. Until then, Bitcoin price action will spend its time in a mid -cycle lull, according to the analysts. After Bitcoin bottoms, the price makes an early first cycle move, which you can see in this chart in the orange and enters into a mid -cycle. This is the longest part of the cycle where Bitcoin spends time around the median price, half of the previous all -time high until the curve bottoms. So ultimately, the median price of the previous high is probably in that $33 ,000 to $34 ,000 range, just FYI. But he did add that Bitcoin had almost certainly seen its early top, referencing the 31 ,800 local highs back from July of this year. Now, as reported by Cointelegraph, opinions on where the Bitcoin price action will go into the 2024 block subsidy having differ from analyst to analyst. Some argue that the modest gains will be all that the hodlers will see before the event scheduled for April of next year, again, roughly six months out. We also have Phil B. Philby, co -founder of trading suite Decent Trader. He delivered a $46 ,000 target for the halving with $36 ,000 slated for year's end. What are your thoughts surrounding these two targets? Do let me know. Meanwhile, CryptoCon summarized that 2023 Bitcoin's price behavior as a full market fake out, putting him here. This makes it appear as if the bull market has begun with the trigger of many signals. But then at some point, the price fails to continue. This is the most convincing example we have seen of this yet. And personally, I think there is still some time to go for that. And I am patiently awaiting its completion in which he shares alongside the Bitcoin one -day candle chart. Now, as we know, we'll see where the Bitcoin price is likely to go next. But now the million dollar question, when are we likely to finally get a Bitcoin ETF spot in the United States as they have been getting denied now consistently for over a decade with the first app being submitted by the Winklevoss twins, owners of the Gemini exchange? Because we all know fact there is a lot of money on the sidelines. In fact, analysts are predicting over 30 trillion will be ushered into the Bitcoin price and the market cap as soon as this does get the approval. But when is the million dollar question? So let's discuss when the spot Bitcoin ETF followed by a prediction of the Bitcoin price soaring 60x from the current price action to one and a half million dollars per coin. Then we'll dive into our live Q &A. So the first spot Bitcoin ETF app was filed in July of 2013, literally over a decade ago. Fam, I'm not exaggerating. It was denied in both 2017 and 2018. A decade has since passed since the initial app. Now the SEC had rejected more than a dozen additional apps and repeatedly punched the date for deciding on others. I'm sorry, punted, meaning they continue to push it back. The ETF saga's latest interaction saw Bitcoin jump more than 6 % as industry advocates celebrated a court ruling that affirmed what we already knew, that the SEC's rejection of the Grayscale ETF app was arbitrary, 100%. This was of course followed by the SEC delaying its decision on all seven pending Bitcoin ETFs and a subsequent price drop. Now we wait as the SEC deliberates on its next move surrounding the Grayscale pleads for approval. Now to a degree, the case for Bitcoin ETF makes sense in the spirit of adoption. The $7 trillion ETF industry is ripe with investors still on the crypto sidelines awaiting for a product that would grant them Bitcoin exposure without having to buy Bitcoin directly and set up a wallet. Plus as a community that's fought long and hard to have digital assets taken seriously, the crypto world is inclined to welcome the validation that the United States ETF would signal. 100%, when are we going to get that? But crypto, Bitcoin especially, is predicated on the need for an alternative financial system, one that enables the financial sovereignty, transparency, and consensus that traditional finance is glaringly lacking. The crypto industry's eagerness for an SEC ETF approval feels like a step backward akin to the American revolutionaries begging parliament to intermediate colonial tax collection and rejection of its imperial rule. And as Michael Saylor points out here in this tweet, BITO had underperformed Bitcoin by 28 % year to date. This is why we need a spot. Bitcoin ETF preach. And again, Michael Saylor says the Bitcoin price can soar to $5 million per coin just on the back of the three catalysts I mentioned earlier. And mainstream adoption is a ubiquitous goal amongst crypto champs. And the SEC sign off on a Bitcoin vehicle that resonates with trade fi is ostensibly a fast track right to it. But fighting for approval from an opaque centralized agency for an intermediated investment product belies our industry's purpose. And frankly, it's unnecessary preach. The irony of cautious investors waiting to buy Bitcoin ETF shares rather than taking the safer route of buying Bitcoin directly is palpable. ETF bears many layers of counterparty risks, including the sponsor custodian and other partners. We saw how catastrophic this type of risk can be to crypto during the latest contagion when customers lost more than $10 billion within months because they trusted third parties. Now, though the contagion appears to have dwindled, the major takeaway remains. If you don't have the private keys to your Bitcoin, your assets aren't in your control, and they may not even exist. Facts, not your keys, not your cheese fam. As we preach here on the channel, those of us who witnessed the fallout up close know this, but investors who have been waiting on the sidelines for the ETF likely do not. It is our job as industry builders and veterans to help the newcomers understand the new degree of security and risk aversion that Bitcoin technology enables. The downside of a spot Bitcoin ETF runs deeper than the conceptual contradiction of the unknowingly purchases of a riskier investment. The potential cost of the crypto movement is immense. Take, for example, BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust, the announcement of which drove the Bitcoin price to one -year high in June. However, perhaps blinded by the prospect of monumental institutional inflows, much of the Bitcoin community, myself included, has thrown its support behind BlackRock's iteration of TradeFi 2 .0 haphazardly disguised as Bitcoin conviction, and buried within BlackRock's submission is a clause on hard forks, which you may not know about. Quoting them here, the sponsor use is discretion to determine which network should be considered the appropriate network for the trust purposes, and in doing so may adversely affect the value of the shares. There is no guarantee that the sponsor will choose the digital asset that is ultimately the most valuable fork. The sponsor may also disagree with shareholders, the Bitcoin custodian, and other service providers, the index administrator, crypto exchanges, or other market participants on what is generally accepted as Bitcoin and should therefore be considered Bitcoin for the trust purposes, which may also adversely affect the value of the shares as a token. However, the sponsor uses the consensus mechanism for a protocol that has already been well -defined and battle -tested mechanism. So it's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out for the major institutions around the world. We know the BlackRock track record is literally 575 to one, meaning the SEC have approved 575 ETF requests, and I've only ever denied them of one. The possibility and likelihood of an ETF being approved by BlackRock I'd say is extremely high, but it takes us back to the million -dollar question, when? If I was to put a date on it, I'd say likely. Sometime in 2024, as ETF experts and analysts are currently predicting, including Eric Valchunas, says there is a 95 % chance of a spot ETF being approved in 2024, and I believe he gave it a 75 % chance of still being approved by the next deadline, which is October. Putting on my Nostradamus hat, I think Gary of the SEC are going to likely push back and punt the deadline once again until next year. But that's my two Satoshi's. Let me know your thoughts, fam, in the comments right down below. And now let's break down our final featured story of the day, and that's the BlackRock Bitcoin spot ETF unlocking literally $30 trillion of value into the crypto market cap. That's right. According to Bloomberg, ETF analyst Eric Valchunas' approval of a Bitcoin ETF could potentially be the game changer in unlocking vast reserves of capital for the crypto market. His analysis estimates that $30 trillion worth of assets controlled by the US financial advisors could be funneled into Bitcoin investments if a spot ETF green is signaled by the US SEC. So let's discuss this domino effect of BlackRock's controlling over $9 trillion in assets under management. We all know they submitted their app for the Bitcoin spot ETF last month, significantly shifting the probability landscape. According to Valchunas, the chance of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval soared from only 1 % to over 50 % following BlackRock's involvement. And as I broke it down for you, he's now saying 75 % chance this year and 95 % chance next year. And quoting him here, their application triggered a wave of similar filings by other prominent firms, such as ARK Investment, Valkyrie, and Fidelity, setting the stage for a highly competitive environment. That's right. Now, Fidelity, I believe, is the second largest asset manager in the world that currently controls over $4 trillion in assets under management. And although Bitcoin futures ETFs do exist in the US, they pale in comparison to what a spot ETF can bring to the table. So currently, these futures -based ETF accounts for only about $1 billion in total assets under management. Valchunas describes the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF as the holy grail that would dwarf the current offerings and galvanize the crypto market like we have never seen before. So send it and let's freaking go. Also, a spot ETF would not only benefit Bitcoin, but also serve as a boost for the rest of the crypto industry, solidifying the assets class position and mainstream finance. And as they say, a rising tide raises all ships, so not only Bitcoin, but the entire crypto market would obviously benefit the approval of a Bitcoin spot. ETF stands on potentially transformative moment for the American market, with at least 10 firms currently in competition, and astronomical sums are at stake. The race is currently heating up. BlackRock haven't already partnered with Coinbase in 2022 to offer institutional clients crypto access to launching its own spot Bitcoin private trust, appearing to be at the vanguard of the financial revolution. So with trillions of dollars in play, the implications for Bitcoin and the broader crypto market are currently colossal. The clock is ticking and the world watches with bated breath as regulatory decisions loom on the horizon. So there you have it. I also want to mention, if you'd like to watch this, Eric Valchunas, the analyst from BlackRock, talking about $30 trillion entering the market upon the approval of an ETF, check the show notes below the video in the description. And I also want to talk about, off of the news, which was shared last year, that BlackRock could team up and partner with Coinbase as a custodial, we had some predictions of a $773 ,000 Bitcoin price. So I'd like to break down the math and where these numbers have come from. So quoting Invest's answers from his forecast, which he made on his channel, that Bitcoin price is going to go parabolic off of this news, quoting him here, if BlackRock were to place just a half a percent of its assets under management, Bitcoin's market cap would be affected by an increase of over a trillion dollars. This would add about $75 ,000 to the Bitcoin price. Bitcoin, which is in the $23 ,000 band at the time he made the prediction, will make its way to about $98 ,000 per coin. This is 326 % more than today's price. And it is very, very achievable. So let's talk about it more long term. So he also stated that if BlackRock stands out with an asset value of $10 trillion, put 1 % of their funds into Bitcoin, the leading crypto would be worth more than $150 ,000 per coin, quoting him again, now if they allocate a 1 % stake, which will of course take time to reach this level, that would add about $2 .1 trillion to the market cap and $150 ,000 to the Bitcoin price. And that would push Bitcoin's future price to $173 ,000 per coin. The profit for Bitcoin here is 652%. And the analysts also stated the Bitcoin can rise to as high as $773 ,000 if BlackRock allocates just a 5 % share. But on the other hand, this estimate can be considered to seem quite maximalist in the current situation. However, according to the crypto analysts, between the next three to five years, the price will be achievable at these levels, quoting him again, if as analyst Dan Tapiero said, they add 5%, which I think is very aggressive, maybe with time, maybe in the next three to five years, it will be possible. This will quite easily push the price of Bitcoin to $773 ,000 per coin in the next three to five years. So there you have it, fam. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts. Do you think the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the US will help usher in literally, literally $30 trillion into the market considering the current Bitcoin market cap is only $500 billion? That's roughly 60x. So if you take today's price of $26 ,000 and times that by 60x, we get above a $1 .5 million Bitcoin price. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. Thank you.
A highlight from Ep372: The Difference Between Successful People
"Whatever is for you, I need you to think, need you to consider. As soon as you're done listening to this episode, I need you to ponder for a little bit and think to yourself, what is it that I need to make a decision about and just stick to it. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And I want to talk about something that successful people do a little bit differently than less successful people. And that is making a decision and sticking to it. So this episode today is going to be short. It's going to be a what it means to you, what you need to do in order to get it. Successful people make a decision and then they take action on that decision. Less successful people, those of us that struggle, we are reluctant to make that initial decision. We move through it and we kind of try a little bit of stuff, but we never commit. We never really go full bore. Think of a rhinoceros, think of a rhino at the African jungle. They will put their head down and they will charge. They just put their head down and charge. They make a decision. They commit to it. They go forward and they bulldoze everything out of their way as they do that, as they put their head down and they stay committed. So I'm encouraging you today, whether you need it for your podcast, to hire a company like ours, to take off all of the hard stuff, like the post -production and all of the graphics and emailing your guests for you. Maybe you need that. Maybe that'll help you save 12 hours a week. Or maybe you need to start doing some marketing for your company. Maybe it's that you need to start doing social media more. Perhaps you've avoided social media because you're afraid. You're scared. You're not sure. You're a little timid. You're like, I don't want to offend anyone. So I'm not sure if I want to do this on social media, or I'm not sure if I got the money. I don't want to pay for some marketing. I can do it as good as I need it to edit my own podcast. Now I don't mind spending those 12 hours a week editing one episode. And so I'm not going to do that. Whatever it is for you, I need you to think. I need you to consider. As soon as you're done listening to this episode, I need you to ponder for a little bit and think to yourself, what is it that I need to make a decision about and just stick to it. I'll be a little vulnerable and be honest with you about something that I'm doing. And I went and did my bodybuilding competition. And then in the next day and a half, I think I gained 16 pounds from 186 or 0 .9, like about 187 pounds up to 203 pounds in just the next day. It was like the afternoon of the one day and then the evening of the following day, I gained 16 pounds. Yeah, of course it can't all be fat. It can't all be muscle. It can't all be water. It's a combination of things. I probably ate a lot of food. It got stuck in my gut. I was probably on a calorie deficit. The point being that I gained it real fast and then it was hard to get it off. It was hard to get those 203. I'm not now back to 187. I'm not yet there. It's going off much slower than it came back. It's going off much slower. And I was reluctant. Listen, this is today's takeaway. I was reluctant. I felt like I put my heart and soul into fitness for so long. I counted calories. I ate many, many meals a day at exact times of the day. I worked out six days a week and it got great results, but I was tired and I wasn't ready to commit. I hired a strength coach and I wasn't quite ready to commit. And so I was kind of flopping because I didn't make a decision and stick to it. Now, just a couple of days ago, I'm recording this on a Saturday and on Wednesday is the day that I went to the gym and I got there and my heart wasn't all in it. And I was trying to ask myself, should I just leave? Should I just quit? Should I just not do this new challenge of strength? It's basically a CrossFit total. Anybody knows that it's like powerlifting. So I'm looking for a CrossFit total of a thousand pounds or a powerlifting total of 1 ,125 pounds. Those are my goals. And I hired a coach to do that, but I'm floundering. I go on a vacation. I was in Tulum this week and I came back on Tuesday and on Wednesday I was feeling like, I didn't work out on Monday because I drank too much on Sunday night. And so I just didn't feel like working out on Sunday, excuse me, on Monday. And then on Tuesday it was like a travel day. So I did not sleep hardly at all because I wanted to make sure that I caught my cab on time. So I got two hours of sleep and then we fly, then we drive and then we fly and then we land. I get home and I did not feel like I had the energy to go to the gym that late. And so Wednesday comes around an option in motion stays in motion, an object that's stagnant. Usually we'll just stay stagnant. It's hard to change inertia. If something's moving, it stays moving unless something physically stops it. If it's still, it stays still unless something physically moves it. And after a Monday and a Tuesday, I got into that, I feel like I'm staying still place. And I have dedication. I have discipline. So I showed up, but with a pissy attitude, with a I don't want to be here attitude. Am I even sure I want to do this? And so I contemplated and I thought, and this is what you're going to do after you listen to this episode. And I thought about my fitness and what my real goals are and why would I do it and why wouldn't I do it? And it was then and there that I made the decision that I'm going to enjoy it. And so I smiled. By the way, when you smile, you release endorphins in your body that makes you happy. Using your smile muscles releases, what is the best way to say it? Releases oxytocin. Oxytocin. Oxytocin. Oh my gosh. I can't talk. Oxytocin. And now all of a sudden you feel happy and healthy. So I did that. I made the commitment. I made the decision. I said, hey, I shouldn't be doing this. I feel stagnant. It's not easy to get started moving when you've been still for a while. Now this works with your podcast. This works with your business and certainly works with your health or religion or your family. In this case for me, I'm using my health as example, but for you, when you leave this podcast, it might be religion or family or health or your podcast or your business. I need you to make a commitment to do something and to go full bore in it. I committed that I would enjoy the gym. And so I got a new energy just after I smiled and after I decided I got a new energy. And then I went back the next day with vigor, with enthusiasm, and I crushed it. I got done with all of my workouts much faster than I normally do because I was excited about it, because I tricked myself the day before, because it kicked my ass and got myself in motion. And now I'm staying in motion. Friday, same thing. Go back. Today's Saturday. I'm halfway tempted to go. I want to go. I'm like, this is great. I don't want to take a day off. I love it. I love the way that I feel after I go. And you're going to love the way after you hire my company to support you with your podcast. You're going to love the way you feel. You're going to say, this is great. Why didn't I do it sooner? You're going to love the way you feel when you make those sales calls, when you follow back up with the people that you already did us a discovery call with. When you do that, you're going to feel better. When you go to the gym, you're going to feel better. When you call your mother and you're like, hey, I know we haven't talked in a while, you're going to feel better. And now you're an object in motion and you're likely to stay in motion. So the difference between successful people and non -successful people is that they make a decision and then they stick to it no matter what. Tony Robbins always says, the only way that you're going to take the island is if you burn the boats. You and your Vikings come to take over an island. You keep your ships there. You've got a way out. But when you're decided and committed that this is the thing you're going to do no matter what, you get rid of plan B and you just do the thing. I'll see you on the next episode. Oh, hey, because three of my their podcasts make the money instead of cost them money. We put together a resource for some of our clients and I want to give it to you as well. It's something that did actually seem to help because one of them is now making $2600 a month. Another one $4500 a month. And the third is making between $5000 and $10 ,000 each month. And so it's been a resource that's been incredibly valuable to them. It's our sponsor sheet template. It's a template of a sponsor sheet and it gives you something that you can hand to potential sponsors and hopefully also be making $2600, $4500 or between $5K and $10K regularly each month with your podcast. So this has been a contributing factor to helping all three of those clients turn their podcast into an additional income stream for them. And the way that you can find it is just going to our website, growyourshow .com, but put in forward slash templates, growshow .com forward slash templates. And then you can actually download that template and others that could be valuable to your podcasting experience. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from The Fallacy of Limitations
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Hey, everybody. What is the limiting belief of the conservative movement? We dive into that and reflect on a very candid episode here on The Charlie Kirk Show. Make sure you're subscribed and listen to the end of this episode for a special announcement. Also, email me your thoughts, as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. That's freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast by opening up your podcast application and typing in Charlie Kirk Show. And get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. I have the greatest job on the planet. I get fulfillment, purpose in what I do. Not only do I get three hours with you every single day, three podcasts a day, reaching millions of people, social media and podcasting. I also, of course, my continued and original passion is running Turning Point USA and Turning Point Action. At Turning Point USA, we have hundreds of full -time staffers working on high school and college campuses across the country, Turning Point Action. We are staffing up and staffing up 60 to 70 full -time people and getting even more. As you know, we have our ballot chasing operation. And as part of my duties as founder and CEO of Turning Point USA and Turning Point Action, I have to raise a fair amount of money. And I don't mind it. You know, the Lord has blessed us significantly. I kind of cringe at times when people are too hard on this idea of donors. There are some amazing donors in the conservative movement. We are evidence of that at Turning Point USA. Donors that get it, donors that are based, donors that are driven, donors that are filled with faith and conviction. That's not a majority of all the quote unquote donors. There's plenty that don't get it. And on this program, we're able to deliver predictions, insight that I think other shows aren't because we're in the grassroots. I give hundreds of speeches a year. Tonight, we're doing an event with Riley Gaines at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. This weekend, I'm giving a couple speeches in Lubbock, Texas at a church. So I talked to the grassroots. I talked to pastors. But I also have an interesting wrinkle as well that I think we're able to offer on this program that other programs aren't. I talked to the people in the high society, the Republican Party. Senators, consultants, chiefs of staff, and the more moderate wing of donors, if you will. So I get a 360 degree multidimensional view of the American right. I'm very blessed by that. And so I kind of have to weigh it, depending on what room I'm in. I just read the temperature. I always ask more questions than not because people know what I believe. If they ask me questions, I answer them. But let me just watch the show. So I'm always interested. I just kind of pepper with questions. What are you seeing? What are you hearing? What are you doing? And it's so interesting. With some donors, again, we have some amazing donors at Turning Point. So I'm going to just put that off to the side. But some donors where I'm not... Let's just say they're not exactly simpatico with all of our views here on The Charlie Kirk Show, especially if they are not sympathetic for Trump, which is fine. I mean, I'm not here to say you have to love Trump. You have to understand what's happening. But there was one conversation recently that I want to fill you in on. That I think is something that is a big danger, and it's not isolated to just a particular person. I think it's all throughout the leadership of the Republican Party. And it was a conversation that I had recently with a moderate donor, and we get along well. And you hear me talk about these conversations frequently because I have them. I'm raising money all the time, trying to raise $100 million to go chase ballots in Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia, the stuff the Republican establishment should be doing. Literally, when I'm done with this program, I go into my office, eat something quickly. I'm just working the phones, working the phones. Zoom call, phone call, zoom call, phone call, zoom call, phone call. I love it. It gives life purpose. But this one conversation recently, I think, accurately depicts one of the issues facing the American right. And I call it the fallacy of limits. What is a limiting belief? A limiting belief is a story that you tell yourself. We all have limiting beliefs. And if you're honest with yourselves, when you pray, when you meditate, when you reflect, when you ruminate, you identify your limiting belief and you try to challenge it. A limiting belief holds you back. And it holds you back from becoming who or what you are meant to be. These beliefs limit us from reaching our fullest potential. They're often subconscious, by the way. They're very rarely identified in your normal thought pattern or in your words. But when you find them, you're like, wow, I was living under the tyranny of a limiting belief. I was also not as free, happy, joyful as I possibly could have been. We don't even know that until somebody points them out to us. Typically, limiting beliefs are identified externally. A friend, a pastor, a priest, a rabbi, a parent, a spouse, they say, you realize that your limiting belief is I don't have time to work out. Or my limiting belief is I can never lose weight. Or my limiting belief is X, Y, Z, X, Y, Z. Now, Tony Robbins talks about this a lot. Tony Robbins writes about this. He's not a political guy. He's one of the most influential authors and speakers. I've benefited a lot from his teachings. Maybe you like him, maybe you don't. The point is he talks a lot about limiting beliefs. I think he's right on. What is the limiting belief or the fallacy of limits in the high society of the American right? I'm hearing it more and more and more. And it goes something like this. Oh, the left, they're going to back off soon. They've overreached, and they're going to back off. That the left is going to realize that they've gone too far, that they're too radical, that they're too fringe, and they're just going to kind of go backwards. Now, the more I hear this, and we've touched on this before, it's very important. You have to understand that many of these people saying this are in their 70s and 80s. Obviously, nothing wrong with that. But they remember a country that is dead, and it's very hard for them to reconfigure, to reanalyze, reorient that they're in a different atmosphere than the one they grew up in. I sympathize with that. I really do. I'm 29 years old, and the country I grew up in is completely different. Completely different. Our federal government now says men give birth, we don't have a border. I mean, the stuff that we now accept as normal was considered radical, unthinkable, a laugh or a joke when I was in fifth or sixth grade. So it's even worse if you're 70 or 80 years old. You're looking around and you say, what on earth is going on? However, the limiting belief that still exists is not just that, oh, the country is going to solve itself, it's that there's some sort of autocorrect mechanism built in to the American people. That's what I hear a lot. It's like, oh, Charlie, never underestimate the American people's ability to self -correct. What are we, like an autonomous vehicle? What kind of crazy fallacy is that, that we're just going to kind of automatically reorient back to where we need to be? No, it takes effort. That's an act of the will. It needs to be deliberate. It needs to be intentional. You have to be persuasive. That just doesn't happen by some sort of magical force of the natural law.
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"It's insane. The day that conservatives independence and moderates stopped fighting for color blindness is the day that we lost. I will argue this until I am in the grave. I have not been convinced of anything else. There was this weird time in the 2000s, in which everyone suddenly was like, yeah, you're right. Maybe it is okay for you to be proud because you're a black man. Maybe it is okay for you to be proud because you're a Hispanic woman. And it's not like a cultural thing. It's a color thing. And then like, that sounds okay. Like, yeah. Because there's part of you that just doesn't want conflict and you're like, yeah, that's probably okay. Yeah, all right. And then we just abandoned color blindness. And that there is no difference between the white man, the black woman, the Hispanic, et cetera. There's no difference. Your person. And we abandon colorblindness will now color blindness as racist. And I believe that it's because apolitical people refused to care. Again, in America for a long time, you have been able to be a political, because the country had so much effort put into it by patriots who have fought and died for our freedoms that you don't have to care about politics. You can live your life and everything will probably be fine. Well, guess what? Wake up call, color blindness is now considered racist. It's time for people to start investing in what the civil rights movement fought for. I mean, king gave entire speeches on this, and they're now being memory hold as though they didn't exist. They're painting him as some violent socialist anarchist, which, of course, socialism and anarchy don't go together, but who am I to question a professor at the university of Colorado? Of late, we have an Erie county executive here named Mark Poland cars, and he's always been at odds with Stefan majal. The former county as of one one. Yeah. So he's going to be leaving office, but they've always been at odds. And I guess mostly there's been a debate, but Mark Poland cars decided that debate was no longer necessary, I guess, because Stefan is leading office. So he went to name calling. So there's someone here in town gal burstein, who she's going to have a salary next year of $216,122. She's a salaried employee. Yeah. Yeah, pretty good. Pretty good money, right? As a health commissioner. And she's upward of over $300,000 since COVID started a overtime pay. On top of the salary, so clearly we wonder. How? I was a salary guy million. Yeah. Like for the last half a million, you'll probably for that role. And I'm like, I was a salaried employee. I'd work sometimes 75 80 hours. I didn't get extra money for it. It was a brag, but I made, I made $53,000 at Indianapolis. Right. And here's how about I was just going to say this to that point. I'm self employed. I own a business, but guess what? I can't just take over time 'cause I work more. I have to fill my budget has to work, right? I love to take out a $1 million out of my business. Problem is, it doesn't generate a million. So you can't do it, right? Not with that attitude. So Stefan Stefan has always criticized this. Like, why? Why is she getting all this exorbitant over time? Well, Mark polling cards in his wisdom decided, well, and I'm paraphrasing. He basically said, he's criticizing a woman who is must be Jewish, right? First thing you have to play it for you? Must be, yeah, we gotta play this. And he basically said Stefan's likely and a somatic..
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"But here's the main question I always have with this whole thing. That's what a lot of things right now. With all these politically correct issues. And who really wins with this stuff? I asked Byron Donald this yesterday or last week. So who wins with this stuff? Because to me, it doesn't seem like anybody wins, except like the higher powers, right? Nobody wants to live in a world where you can't even say anything. Of course you got to be respectful to people. I'm not saying just throw out things that you shouldn't. But if you're as long as you're respectful. But who wins with this stuff when you have to be politically correct every minute of the day and you have to and not even put it in the correct you have to worry if you say one little thing that maybe is a little bit controversial because that's what you actually believe in. Well, in practice, of course, no one wins. There are private high schools in Manhattan that are asking students to report on what their parents are doing at home and to out practices from their childhood as racist. So nobody wins practically. Eventually the left eats itself. You see the feminists, the third wave feminists currently arguing with the transgender movement because they're completely opposites ideologically. You have the light skinned dark skinned black argument coming up again, Cubans are wide. It eats itself it's a mess. That said, who wins in this is, it's basically like the French Revolution, right? I mean, robespierre thinks he's whipping this crowd into this frenzy and you know they storm everything and they do all the beheading and then where does robespierre end up? He ends up under the guillotine himself. So who wins in this? I think it's a temporary victory for those who are passing out the torches. But no victory is eternal when you have something that can not be sustained in and of itself. Does it feel like it's because these people have issues within so my point would be, they have little confidence in their own abilities, little confidence that they can make positive impacts. So instead of actually continuing to strive to do that, they say, it'll be a much easier to join the mob and just because we always say the simple approach to a lot of things is just to say, Tony, you know what? I don't agree with you. You're racist. And we part, and a story, right? There's no more debating. So I don't have to be smart anymore. All I have to do is walk away, and I just called Tony racist and a story. I can't argue with it. Okay, well, I'm not. So that's about all you can say back to that, right? And I mean, you're a guest on our podcast. So this isn't meant to say, like, oh, I'm just going to love fast thing. But you're super articulate and you're super informed. You actually research these things. You've quoted things. You've talked about specific dominant figures in our history. Some people don't have that capacity or interest or commitment as you do. So is it just that some people are so gosh darn lazy? And so ignorant that they just decide. Join the mob. It's much easier. So there's a Latin phrase called panem at circuses. And it was used in the early days of the Roman Senate to describe how they wanted to rule over the populace, meaning that if you give the people enough food and you give the people enough entertainment, then they'll have purpose and they'll be fine..
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"Said as a gay man, I feel that a lot of these race conversations eliminate me from existing and the only people who have ever ever suffered is black and no one else is allowed to have suffered. And you would have thought that he walked up to a cross and handed someone the nails. It was ridiculous. They actually had to stop the meeting. That was our last racial equity book study meeting because the argument that ensued was hilarious. It was sad. And all I could think of was these were the coaches that have to go talk to teachers. We're telling teachers how to teach. That's my job. I mean, I'm a coach that's in charge of other coaches and teachers that makes me a coordinator. I'm supposed to coordinate how we teach science and we're not talking about that. We're talking about now make sure that you treat your black students like this in your Hispanic students like this and you call them LatinX and then you do this with the right kids and you don't make anything too white and it's like okay. So for the opposite of equality, right? It's equity because the white people are getting all this stuff. So don't use white chocolate on a blackboard and don't use a whiteboard with black and I mean, honestly, I you know what it does in my brain because I'm a simple guy. I joked with some clients earlier. I said, yeah, I'm sorry. I'm trying to multitask. Hit a couple keys on my keyboard as I zoom with you. And I'm just not able to do it. Multitasking is an aspect of white culture. You better watch yourself. So maybe I'm not, I don't know. I don't even know what to make of that. But it's just funny to me. You're totally distracting a teacher from the very content and the actual objective. You're putting all these thoughts and all these other ideas in their heads..
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"Well, there's a moral superiority in division. In religious division, there was a very interesting survey done in I want to say in Anglican circles, but it might be Catholic circles. I'm reaching back as older study. It's it. I read it when like years ago. But the basis of the study was that they asked people who were supposed to be evangelizing and bringing people into the community. What they enjoyed the most about their church. And the answer was the seclusion. And you can say, oh, well, we're interested in evangelizing in unity, but actually they're more interested in the division. I mean, you go into the specific church that was in the study. And I think this was actually over in England or France. But it was this the doors would shut and it was part of the inside club. And that's what it's like here. That's why a lot of the criticisms and you're talking about the Nicole Hannah Jones video. A guy that used to be part of the education reform movement that I currently work in, Chris Stewart, one of my colleagues tweeted out the video and his response to it was white lies, not just lies, not just that's dishonest. White lies. And let's talk about schools for a second, too, because I know we're talking a lot about schools, but actual per school basis here. So you have a Virginia democratic candidate who lost. Thank God. Terry McCauley, or McCarthy, I never know how to say his name right. McAuliffe, what are you? So he ran his whole thing on parents shouldn't have a say in anything, right? Not the do their thing. That obviously blew up in his face. And he also ran a anti Trump campaign, which also blows his face. But he claims that they don't teach critical race theory in schools. Yet it's on the Department of Education website down there that they teach this type of thing. Sure. And the union website. And of course, all of the history curriculum. Right. So let's ask it this way and I'll let you go. Are they teaching the stuff in school or are they not? And without it. And if they are teaching it in school, what extent is it? Is it 75% of their curriculum as this stuff? Is it minor that they touch on it here and there? What happens in schools? Because I really don't know. Okay, so my answer is yes without a doubt they're teaching critical race theory. Now, originally, I had come out and made the statement that it's all in the pedagogy and it's not in the curriculum. That's not true. And that's not true because it is in some of the curriculum. Allow me to explain. If you were teaching any kind of history in any kind of subject, whether it's science history, whether it's math history, whether it's American history, civics, et cetera, you will use the 1619 Project in a lot of schools Indianapolis uses it. It's resolution number one 6 one 9 is our Black Lives Matter resolution. And no, that isn't following resolution one 6 one 8. And it suggests that it once our districts to teach this new narrative based history instead of fact based history to our students. And there are very weird conversations that we have in math at well, and this was last year that I was having these conversations with some of the individuals in the math department. Well, the white man actually stole math from the Arabic and Indian world. We stole it. I want to know who was there in like 400 BC. And I want to see them stealing math. What does that even mean? But that's the narrative. And so that's the curriculum based. Yeah, so it is in the curriculum..
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"How did you heard about this story. Louis oh yeah i mean my my main news source for everything is check as twitter. So yes yeah jack. Hey who had speaker price playing. Paulina price. on days of our lives. Currently doing it excellently. Her out of our lives that she has not been on this podcast and she is a sleigh and every way but i think she writes on twitter. I'm like why are you this funny. It's like so crazy tweet at her was to come on the show. She followed me when i was on twitter. I know she follows you. Yeah no. I met her once and she was like. Oh louis from twitter. So witty and i was like. I can't believe you said that. And it's not been on here jack hairy. It was such a weird story. It's weird it's baffling. And i kind of feel like maybe it wasted lake. You know that black twitter is going to slough the whole situation and figure out everything and they're gonna do it quickly and then like i just like to black twitter's time wasted are what's on. Okay i say are as i'm still on it but you know what twitter has racist darks. Okay okay got women in parks who are harassing black people. We've got cairns to get fired. They work okay that all that black twitter is just the new number one ladies' detective agency. Let's bring back to my friend. Just refresh me on a crazy stories of the weinstein era which is harvey weinstein apparently promised lupita nyongo part on number one ladies' detective agency a show that had been cancelled for years. Anyway that is. There's parts of right the harvey wide steed scandal that truly was a baffling part of the lupita night. Neon goes story like he couldn't think of a show with like black people in it and that was the first thing that came. So i mind boggling. That's evening apart on the wire. You're gonna love this show the jeffersons. I'm being speaker of harvey weinstein. We're watching pataudi is to be reason to thank him there But i was thinking about award speeches. And i was also thinking like damn. Aren't we glad to not be in a awards season era where every speech would be thank you harvey god guy gwyneth. Yeah judy dench. Whomever stop thinking people people who are like agents and producers at manages. I'm like nobody wants to hear that. And i get that. It is a moment for them to be like shouted out but like i like when someone like errands. Avait shouts out like the woman who's managed him since he was a child. You know something like that. I'm like if you're naming random people at eight twenty four. Could you save it for when your backstage right. Oh you mean. They did their job. Great yeah yeah. I don't care no deference i find super baffling anyway. That's a whole conversation. Yes anyway thank you to. Emily asked for being here this week. Thank you to den michelle for joining us in such a pleasure and We'll see you keep. It is a crooked media production. Our senior producer is kendra james. Our producer is caroline restaurant and our associate producer. Is brian semel. Our executive producer is me. Ira madison third. Our editor is bill lance and kyle seguin or sound engineer. Thank you to our digital team. Matt degroot normal conan and milo kim for production support every week and hey stay safe out there in two thousand fourteen. I was working for the washington post in iran. One night some guys with guns showed up at my apartment and took my wife and me to prison. I knew the deep trouble. When obviously i was trying to be hopeful. Let's say no no. I spent a year and a half as a hostage. Everyone from my family to president. Obama played a role in getting the jason resigned host of five hundred forty four days. A spotify original produced by gimblett crooked media. Na twenty four episodes of five hundred forty four days are available right now following. Listen for free only on spot..
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"Think should have directed this danny boyle somebody who really like throws in a ton of elements of kind of technological wonderment. In the movie steve jobs. There's a movie where he's like walking down a hallway and it's all like computer walls or something that needed something like that something spectacular to take us away from the rather drab nature of the subject matter because this is drab movie. Yes my keep it. This week is to the like podcast. True crime history. That's been going on with kelly prices quote unquote disappearance. So it's what. I'd like to try and like break this dowd. She was the subject of a missing. Persons report filed in georgia after last being seen a police wellness check at our home on september eighteenth and her sister talked about how like the family was worried for her trying to find her and we knew that she had gotten cove. Ed and people are concerned that she was dead She was missing somewhere and needed our help. That she was at. Mr big's house came out the other day in an interview with tmz that she's not missing she just had covert and almost died. She said at some point they lost me and i died. I woke up days later. And the first thing i remember is doctors asking me if i knew what year it was and i'm unlike so this story has gone from you. Missing people are looking for. You truly like like joy. Reid is like posting like. Can we find out what's going on kelli price people like the black beauty was in tatters and then it comes that she's just like a like nearly died from kobe and when asked if she was vaccinated ignored. The question always goodness so now. The story is really hard to so you almost die because you didn't get vaccinated great and now i'm just married. Yeah tough so by the way why would she be missing ever right thing. That also is part of the story. Is that like as happens with celebrities and particularly singers. She a really close with her actual family. And so there's a lot of things about her saying that like i don't really talk to my family. And so the the sister saying that she's missing is sort of like the sister trying to make the narrative about her and be involved. Maybe but she's like they think 'cause i'm not talking to them and like this is a lot going on here and i need whereas all stone. Okay we've seen nixon we've seen jfk. I need price. We need to know what's going on..
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"Barris. Gay celebs. I've ever had a photo taken with that have been scrubbed for the internet. You and your team got on that. Yes her people judge. We don't talk about the era of my life so moving. God might keep this. Week is to dear evan hansen. But i'm only bringing it up because it feels like nobody is talking about the actual things that are wrong with this movie. And they've invented this whole other set of curriculum that it failed that which is not really true. For instance everybody is now obsessed with and i think i even said this at one point i keep it. Oh well he's a big psycho like he's somebody who's trying to gain cloud through this fellow students death whatever whatever the movie is ultimately about that. I mean maybe you you you might say it doesn't fully state. How insane what he's doing is but it really is ultimately about how what he's doing his monstrous. I mean like. I think it gets to that. What is so weird to me about this musical. This particular adaptation is it goes for realism in every single way. Like there's never a moment of this movie you're taken away by the musical grandeur and in fact the movies the musical signature song waving through a window is treated as this throwaway right at the beginning of the show you forget that it even happened and the way they film it is. He's just just walking through a hallway. It's the most baffling choice. Because i think ultimately what's wrong with this adaptation is the direction it needed. Something of the unreal. It needed something that didn't it felt so often like just a gray living room drama. Like you know how the movie august osage county felt like had momentum. It was missing the thing of the play. That's what this felt like. I was just static in a room for getting. This was ever a dynamic experience. And i think that's the directors fault mainly and also. It's the director fault for not revealing in ben plants performance. Early in the movie where he is twitching. I'm not kidding. The fucking joker. There's just there's no way. He wanted that on camera looking like that. The opening of this should have been like the opening of get over it with ben foster walking with the box after he's doubt and vitamin c singer and love will bring us together like i was so shocked at the opening with waving through. We're like no one was dancing behind him. I was like musical right. it's like his head. yeah it was. It was so strange by. We'll say the supporting performances in this movie. Some of them are awesome. I thought julianne doing a song often hated from that. Musical was excellent. That's so big so small yes. She slowed down the song a little bit and the movie was already running overtime at that moment. So the odds were stacked against her. I thought that was great. Caitlyn deavere fabulous again. We loved her and book smart. Amy adams was not good. Amy adams i thought was the worst actor in the movie. I haven't seen hillbilly eligible before. But i haven't seen woman in the window yet either. Oh my god. Wow the trilogy ref amy going off. What you're saying. Though the movie. I wanted more of the fantastic. Yeah the less realism. Because for me it played everything straight and with this film really wanted to be with a melodrama yes And when people talk about how crazy he is unlike. It's what you'd get from. Like rock hudson like going after jane wyman and magnificent obsession right but if this were a brightly colored melodrama where you inside his head and really felt that he was doing all of this because he was in love with. This girl Dan would have made more sense. But it doesn't wanna pick if he's doing it for this girl if he's like mentally ill the lexa pro talk the stuff like is tr- trying to do too much and also i still don't know what it was trying to satirize elements of the film. Yeah you know where. He's like becoming famous for talk about his best friend suicide. It's like are you saying that like people who do this kind of stuff like deserve to be satirized or are you just using it as a joke now. Yeah it is confusing. Do you know who i think. Think should have directed this danny boyle somebody who really like throws in a ton of elements of kind of technological wonderment. In the movie steve.
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"Just does that. Make us gags bright you see the gag is the gag. I've got even better one. I'm a fag acting. Get back in abbreviation. To which god i tell you one thing. I don't think we'll be able to go into rocco's again not that we were trying to every once in a while. It's a good time. You know more a high tops revolver queen myself but absolutely All right we're back keep it. We're back with our favorite segments of the episode. It is keep it. Dan as our guest house this week. I wanted to go Guest host or guest. Ho jess contain multitudes. Okay i claim that i no keep it. This week is caitlin jenner telling the voters of california that they got what he deserved. Does she hit them with the car. Seat see so hugely lost. This recall which we all knew was going to happen like this was never a serious thing. and also the voters wanted gavin newsom to stay in office. And why wouldn't they so. I just thought it was epic moment and largely and in general. I'm always every time. I see a photo of caitlyn jenner. Every time i hear anything. She has to say i just do a small little keep it almost like a prayer like a chance to keep it because i do not want it. I think the thing about her is she's had so much media presence and opportunity to speak and yet still does not have a single fan now. There is no no. She can't get it right like she can't even get at one hundred of right and so weirdly. Like republicans yet. They're like what the fuck we don't like you either. So it's like this weird sitcom character who just like bumble fuck every day in a new way alienating people in a new way every day so we it's shocking and the that like our her side that we're on her side during the election like just miss gender so you don't like who are you trying to have love you had said the caitlyn jenner was people california got what they deserve. I forgot that was even running. By the end of the recall. It was like save california. For larry elder and the gop wouldn't caitlyn jenner. Does her family think about her asking is who are people like. Who are your people that you are allowed to go do these interviews and say the things you say like why are they holding you back. What are the two boast barris. Gay celebs. I've ever had a photo taken with that have been scrubbed for the internet. You and your team got on that. Yes her people judge..
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"I've been getting so lucky to work in tv and film and that's an industry that really is working for the last year plus and i don't really think the world understands how compromised and how tragic this has been for. This has been for the theater community. And how many people we lost a covert and other things that in memoriam was really long. And there's a reason it's because so many people died. I said that to some people here in la. When i came back i was like sort of say overwhelmed by the emotion of it i sort of had to explain to people like people really understand why people were lost to covert in that community because so many people got it in the early days. Danny burstein was in the hospital setting for his life in march texting. My husband and i have been like. I love you guys. I really hope. I make it through this. You know. then we lost Rebecca lucrative. That was one of the most exciting moments that night. When danny burstein one. You know john lithgow said seven time nominee and we all jumped presi the for him. You know that and then When i sat down the rehearsal. I sat down next to to days while graham over and give us haga. We just so sorry. I can't stop crying. I came out on the stage for hersal to just practice saying my little wines for presenting. I start crying. It was overwhelming like my dresser. Helped alternate My outfit for the night and seeing her we all cried. My husband by dresser christina. Who's dressing andrei children. On haiti sound. We crept because her and her husband had been on the job for eighteen months. He's on a crew right now. My friend who's a tele player. She lost her job at frozen which they thought would come back which i could just go on and on and on like i cannot. Overstate the trauma. That community has experienced. A lot of people have found a way to go back to work in some respect or another but like feeder has really really been traumatized in a way that sketchy co long time to come back so on that note everybody goes control. I love that. People had their masks on during the show up. I'm currently working on a showdown with geoffrey richmond. Who's married to john. hickey just talking about people being vaccinated and people having their mass on during the show and it feels like the safest thing to do to go see a show because you're in a mask. People were vaccinated. They'll say for them like going to you. Yes it is. It's amazing to have you know cool to be in new york for like twenty four hours. I've got to go for twenty four hours but it was amazing to walk up to a restaurant. He asks for your vaccination card. There's i felt like it was amazing. I thought that was fabulous. There's just like that's the world they're living in and that's what's up and you just do it and move on and so i think it's exciting. I think it's gonna be really helpful for new york in new york getting its feet back and getting tourism act but up yet. I felt percents and also i someone up. Or i like got to experience jennifer. Holliday's singing. I am telling you and john sat behind. We all just having this sort of collective communal experience in that is what theater is an olive. Our hearts were there. And you're right. We were safe. It felt like the safest place in the world to be. I feel like you turn around in your chair. And just like chita. Rivera has her leg overhead or something. God yes block was on the other side of the you know..
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"Can do it. All network comedies. Premium cable dramas broadway musicals. She can steal a scene in any of them. You can currently catch her as paula jones on impeachment american crime story and starring gina on cbs. Be positive please. Welcome analii ashford. I love that was the sweetest. Thank you. You're i was talking to the others before you arrived that you have kind of like the exact median speaking voice for a broadway actress. Like if you had to ask you what a broadway actress sounds like in conversation. Go to emily ashford. That's like the exact voice you're supposed to have you know. Try to keep a bright and penny and right. Oh my god brilliant. Wow it's all about resonance so you are playing this. Paula jones in impeachment first. Let's talk about the hair. You wonder i said the hair department. I was like you guys do. I have more weeks than everybody else. And they said yes. Yes you do You know pala. Jones during this moment of american history part of sort of the tragedy of her narrative is that she was ruthlessly made fun of by the media mostly for how she looked in how she sounded and because she was so brutally made fun of about her looks she not only i think was trying to look the best she could but also she was being forced by the people that were in her inner circle and some of the republican operatives that were in her corner specifically susan carpenter mcmillan played by the brilliant judith. Light's pushed her to get a series of makeover. So i had braces. I had a prosthetic nose. Because at a certain point in the in the story she gets a nose job that was paid for But most of all she had multiple hairstyles and they were very dramatically nineties and my legs were real good. Now i have to say having washed so much fun. Watching all these legends. You just mentioned judith. Light obviously sarah paulson up. You involved. This story to me still feels like it was not long ago where it was the only news story where it was the only thing i would ever hear about a part of me still thinks i'm gonna turn on jay leno right now and he's making these jokes still implanted in my brain. What do you hope people know about this show so that they can get past the weight of what this story once was and actually tune in and sort of be entertained by it. What's so special Brilliant about the american crime stories series is that it forces us to take stock in the way that we responded in reflected on whatever moment of american history. It's exploring so in nissen's since i really think it helps us acknowledged that the women in this story didn't have agency at that time. They didn't have ownership over their narrative especially monica lewinsky because she was ordered to keep quiet. That was part of the deal and the keys. Paula jones and linda tripp linda tripp couldn't really talk about her perspective and paula. Jones was being manipulated. I think prodded by the people in her inner circle and also from a media perspective. We were just so unjustly hard on specifically the women so their narrative kind of got lost. So i think it will really surprise. People what will surprise the most is is. I think the motives of these women the reality of the day to day of these women and how this moment in history was really. I think for these three women specifically and also for hillary clinton like what a moment of trauma for them. You know this is probably something. That's going to be really uncomfortable for them to have to revisit right now because it was in their life of therapy. I'm sure it's like an era of. Ptsd you know. how could it not convinced. They were mercilessly brutalized publicly. And i think we all just at that time were like. Oh this is what you do. We laugh these women and go crazy crazy. I hopefully still like. We wouldn't do that now. But unfortunately now i would say monica. Lewinsky was the first person bullied on the internet. And we seem to think we'd be better to her now. But i think she'd be just as bullied now as she was then in. That sort of the lesson should be bullied but she would have stay adds to other people right beehive now. She'd had more agency over her story. There's an incredible so coming up the beanie feldstein as just in. It's the twelve hour day. The ken starr investigation brought her into a hotel room and today she found out that linda tripp had betrayed her. And the fact that that happened is just unfathomable that these men would take this woman into a room and just question for hours and hours and hours and sort of make her feel. She couldn't leave without a lawyer. I hope that that would happen today. But i don't know. And then the other part of it is like we didn't have social media back and so now it's social media. People have an outlet and they have a platform but that also means that a lot of people have the power of the pen who to really. Shouldn't you know it's just sort of like combo platter that we're constantly navigating right now that i man don't you wonder what it would have been like now. Who knows. yeah first of all. I have to tell you i feel like i'm talking apolo jones like flake in my head. You're like infringes paula. Jones like you just play are so so beautifully. Unperfect with so much compassion. One of the things that has really struck me about this. Is that like when this was happening. I was ten years old so my actual understanding of the nuances of it are so like was so limited at the time. So in some ways it feels like an re experiencing it in a completely different way and i guess i'm wondering like how your understanding of the situation has changed so much getting to interact with it in this way as an adult versus how you may have experienced about time as a news piece. Yeah you know like you are was similar age and i just saw the events of this moment. Really through the guys in the lens of Late night comedy shows. So i also just remember so clearly. A sketch on jay leno about polygons come trailer in this like really grotesque prosthetic nose. And just you know. I always remember to the narrative about her being this sort of trailer trash woman of sin which is not what was the other thing. That's been surprising to me in my research has explored this story for the last couple years. Is that it is so larger than life policy specifically is larger than life. You know it was a really fine line to walk making sure that she wasn't a caricature making sure that i still gave her energy in essence without doing an impression of her. Because she's still really. She needed to fill grounded. Really real but the events and the people of this story if you wrote them and you this was fiction. We'd all be like this is too much. This is crazy that would never happen in real life so i- revisiting. I'm an am. I shocked and amazed. But i'll such great empathy for these women in a way that not only you know our current sort of social stance on the patriarchy awareness of the mountain of the patriarchy that were climbing that we are so far from reaching the top of the mountain that theme and then also an acknowledgment of how horrible we were to these women. It's been really like uncomfortable. Reckoning of the way that i can just examine how i just kind of went along with what everybody said. All these people are crying. He's crazy sometimes. Go along with sort of what everybody else is saying in the media Group think there's a lot of groups that happened during this time and is still happening yeah yeah. It's so interesting seeing you in this role and then also having just seen you on the good fight play like this other type of woman. Which i mean i love when like some of my favorite broadway people pop up in the good fight like how fantastic was like being on a tv show but also being surrounded by like the people from the community. You came from the best you know. There's nothing better to them. Being in new york tv sets because there's usually a magical broadway volcano around and then especially the good fi- it's like a festival. I'm obsessed with christian brand skin than audra mcdonald. When i see audra mcdonald's name in all capitals in my brain just talk. I love that she was basically the host of the tone is..
"tony g" Discussed on Keep It!
"Cbs of the fifteen shows nominated only three are still running and slave play the most nominated nonmusical in history. Walked away empty-handed so broadway is back. Let's get to the show. I love broadway is back just in regular conversation. 'cause they kept shouting right getting my starbucks order. I will take a vent in cold brew and also broadway's back us the community. All new york. As are saying that i will say. Slave play is in good company with mean. Girls scott's borough boys the classic You know productions that ended up getting nothing and now in a way people will remember that forever so in a way it has a new legacy classic black productions. Yes right like the stars world. Rapper actress tina fey. The bad thing about sleigh play is that much like when they were shifting like the oscars like the people who can nominate and vote for the oscars. The nominating board is much younger and more diverse than the people who actually vote for the toadies which is weird right. Yeah that makes no sense. You saw both slave play and the inheritance right. Ira i did. I did so you can officially weigh in on. I'll just. I'll talk about the politics momentarily but you can tell us spiritually what what deserve to him. Well you know. The inheritance was a bit like reading warm peas which we always do Yes yes quite long. Sometimes you would have put the book down. Go do something else that plays so damn and it's two parts right. I was like stop right this. I rather enjoyed a bit of the first part of the inheritance. I saw the inheritance On the west end As i do. Because i travel for my theater right part two. We're not gonna talk about that. That's what we will actually do. But i don't know for me. It's a powerful story. But you know we've seen aids dramas before you know and for me. The inheritance specifically seemed engineered for a specific type of audience. Who likes a specific type of broadway. Play that we'll make them cry. Remember etcetera and then there slay play which you know. I enjoy it but i can also get why it would be polarizing. You know an. I think the whole point of slave play to was like you know sort of like go against the system and you know jeremy o'hara's very vocal about the system. Are we shocked. Not really you can only trash talk the system and still win if your money right and even then only once the right only what and where she ben sense yes yes. She's in gulag. I believe oprah tyler. Perry have blacklisted. Jeremy harris now. Unfortunately i will say though. About the telecast itself. I selfishly in some ways. Appreciated the awards rollout being separated from the extravaganza that got on. Cbs because it really just felt like for people who really love seeing actress. Everyone in broadway come together like you got like a clean telecast like it was just like a word after award after award and i thought that was a lot of fun. It was baffling to me. That they kept the actors. Out of the main telecast though like don't people want to see that like the people are familiar with win the awards that was really confusing to man. You wanna see the fashion and you wanna see all of good awards show content and it just didn't feel very streamlined. Which i guess is like maybe nice for the time that we're in but i don't know i only watched a few minutes of it and i was. I think i'm going to do something else. You'll never be me watching award show after award. Show until gotta do love about. The tony's though is that an actor will pop up like a supporting nomination or something. And you're like that's where the fuck she's been namely jane alexander who lost to lois smith who became the oldest ever tony winner of the only person ever to win a tony in her nineties. Which fucking for the inheritance meeting geno alexander was this woman who you would now if you watch like all the president's men and the great white hope she pops up on these supporting roles and she is a legend that she's like many times emmy nominated many times. Tony nominated but her career doesn't really call attention to herself. She was never like a marquees star and now at eighty-one she got this nomination for grant horizons and there's an awesome profile of her in the washington post written by dan. Zak that really gets into just these actors we used to have so earthy and you believe them. She's in this amazing movie. That i talked about on keep it once called testament which is tv movie. Basically it feels like that but it's about the apocalypse happening to a small town and you'd be shocked. How covert like it feels you gotta watch this movie. She is awesome in it and she says in this article she goes. I have one dream left and is to be the oldest oscar winner ever and she goes to rub it in tony hopkins face and i was like. That's what i want and bishen at eighty one to win awards so anyway. Got me really back into alexander hive. I do adore lowest smith. But i did not see the show with her with vanessa. Redgrave which book. God can you believe. She's still is like up there. Acting vanessa redgrave is just like a wizard at this point. Like it's crazy. Yeah she was. She was fantastic and john. Benjamin hickey was amazing unit. I'm not gonna drag me in her. And all the way down on this show but i will say it was written by matthew lopez and for me There are moments of the show where it dips into like current gay debates when younger people in the cast and. I don't know if they did feel as authentically as debates that younger people have also the show is very white. Oh it is very white and this economy matthew lopez you eight white. So was t..
"tony g" Discussed on SmartLess
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I literally gave it up for skating because my music teacher told me that i had to choose one or the other. Wow and do miss it. I do miss it. Yes and at the time. It was really kind of a toss up what had the best income potential between two careers right. I mean. I don't think either one either what was was Choosing glory were you mad at your violin teacher for making you give up the violin. A little bit dessert. I sent some resentment a little bit. Yeah i feel like. I should have just kept playing for fun but i i listened to him and you know what you could do and this is a good way to maybe might be cathartic and good way to kind of get over. That is find out where they are for violin teacher going by their house and then as soon as it closes tear down the house and berate them and say this is. This is a new method. You know if you picked it up again. Could you play right away or no. I tried it was no. It was not easy and do you like classical music. Do you listen to that stuff. Not really. But i think that if i were to pick it up again i would try to just cover. Ole songs like clashes sex pistols. Yeah no you but if you if you rolled up to stop light and you're on your skateboard and you're pretty cool. You're very reading all of a sudden. You pulled up there some dude in a family carney. He's playing classical music by himself. Would you be like what a nerd. And then talking about jason bateman. I dunno know my my wife is a huge fan of classical. And so sometimes when i get in her car that's what's blasting. Hey how have you had any Any embarrassing design sessions with any of these video game Animators about hammering them that no. I don't skate like that or my face doesn't look like that or do you really grind them on sort of on your style do care about the accuracy of your likeness in any of these you know are you a. Are you a stickler about a certain a certain part of your technique that that you like them to get right. I think that that's probably my biggest job through doing video. Games now is is keeping authentic. Because they've already figured out how skateboarding worse motion graphics locations and things. So really i just need to. I just need to step in there and say no. This grind should look like this. You should be catching the board like this on this trick and get into the weeds on do ever wear any of those motion capture suits and He's probably done it a million times right. Yeah many times. Oh wow that's so cool. I imagine volved so much in the time. Since the first tony hawkes game in over twenty years that you quite literally probably know a lot about motion capture and the evolution of it right. Yeah i did early on where you had to wear all the ping pong balls and and have a million cameras setup that took forever and i do remember getting in the suit that is is so. It's embarrassing you feeling very vulnerable in the skin-tight suit with all these balls and then it was like okay. Go do your hardest tricks.
"tony g" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"I've noticed it almost like i was unaware of it as a kid as opposed to being like. Oh this is what i'm supposed to do. I am one of the things that i just wanna say. That a so impressed about us from the moment. You have got notoriety immediately. Put that to work in terms of activism. And i've been so impressed with with what you do in the past ten or fifteen years because we do have a platform and you're always so intentional dumb substantive about your approach to which honestly was you know for me the way it evolved into the my connection to any kind of services. I found celebrity when i first started to experience. It made me really uncomfortable. I felt fraudulent. Somehow and i really loved being an actor. Wednesday was allowed to act. You know i. It's hard to break in once you do. The work itself was great but it took me a few years to be anna. Notice really like where you record famous or whatever and when that started happening. I've been sort of struggling actor in all of a sudden Lights shining on me and take my picture. Enough's this is..
"tony g" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Yeah i mean as a teenage your book. I frankly my kids were much more. Not so much has like as approached young adulthood both of them were like relate. Felt this call to service. And how do. I give back and took longer to discover that muscle. But i did watch my parents both my parents and my grandparents very very engaged on that level. I suppose that was you know. They sort of set an example and i knew i suppose to follow but it took me. I think honestly he was a maturity issue. When i sort of realized how central that is too happy life and as you mentioned how connected it is to the work that we do a storytellers. So what what did you grow up. Witnessing i guess were or being exposed to what were they passionate about. Well my mom who is was a painter. She taught at a community center. I grew up in l. a. And she taught art at a at a community center and she formed these deep relationships with the kids and their families. And you know. It was in a disadvantaged community and she would have like the kids who she taught i developed. Really close relationship became like my friends than they've come hang out at her house and she would. Have you know christmas time we would always have. She'd have christmas party for all the kids in tomorrow when she makes sure that some of these kids really tough circumstances she made sure everybody got christmas presents than you know had a place but they were just always around and so hers was a very grassroots level and it became a big part of her life in the. You know the thing about my mom without really come to admire. She like she got in. There wasn't just writing a check doing something you know doing volunteering or something i mean. She did volunteer several hours a week to teach but that that was only heard jumping off point she got in there and on my father's side it felt a he was very very committed. Some it he was very involved. In was the motion picture television fund. My grandfather was one of the founders of it in nineteen twenty one. I guess so. Use drawn to follow. The legacy of his parents are that was super bowl to him which people don't know what that is it's an organization that gets back to people who work in the entertainment industry because our businesses very insecure one. And when you fall on hard times you know. It's a freelance business. You can find yourself successful one year on your ass. The next year and entity Provide social services or addiction counseling or healthcare..
"tony g" Discussed on ROADIUM RADIO
"Johnson brothers. Now lou tell me the story and he tells me to store in this room. He says that cool her told them the story that cooler but just take those little brake parts and just repeat them over again. He'd run him in the party. Yes yes and then the little kids will come on and start break dance yet. And that's where according to will cool herk said that's the name break. Dancer got his name ramp from the bricks. The brakes from those little spots in the brakes. Yes and then you know. I think what happens after that is is You know grandmaster flash creates marks. Yes you know to those breaks. Yeah so he knows where the points of the brakes again. Oh i got to show you something. It it's crazy evolution. Yes i saw where and this is really what blew my mind. And what made me want to try scratching. i saw. I don't know if it was a documentary or just a little clip where he pretty much showing What's karachi new right. And he said just going forward and back lowered back so he started. And i was like holy shit the whole like the world opened and then he starts you know. He's rocked my world when he starts doing that. Obviously they'll volume back back. You know the as a kid you know. I'm a teenager and i'm like okay. I'm sold. I want to do yes i wanted to. He made. It looked so fucking efforts especially with what they had at that time. They didn't have shit compared to what we got. Come out because magin imagine like shit they would have done because they were already Pioneering the way that this would go. Yes yes i wonder what they think about. Today's technology those guys like you know hurt in flash in in grand wizzard theodore guys miss. Well i'll tell you what i think i honestly be. I have a time with this generation of technology. It's great i love it. We need it. But you know what i almost like with today's technology. Anybody can do it. Yeah you know that is that is the thing. Well there's people that can't do it because you know maybe they have a natural ability got ear right and they. They have the capacity to learn fast. Right there's other who can't do it yet. They're trying to do it and doing it right. And those are the guys or chicks didn't need to like you know go to the school that that is provided yes to learn how to dj properly right and get your fucking foundation right because there's a lot out there that dj with no foundation at all because of technology it it allows you fast forward and skip steps right but realistically you can't really rock apart. If if you don't know those fucking steps so you know your plan. Records that that point pushing buttons pushing buttons play records. But you see the people that actually do the homework when you see him on there and they're doing some amazing shit like for instance. Dj lord right. He's a he. He's he's Roughly around rh. Maybe just maybe a couple of years younger. I'm fifty so he's Forty nine or something like that. Right you know. I'm writing their kebab of. But he comes from that generation where he started on vinyls. It'd be like doing all like all the dmc shit right. He's champ much like mugs right. But what i noticed about him. That's different than dj's from that time that that stay you know locked into the old school stars. He did his. He did his math like him in. Mix master mike and cuban. They do their math on all the new technology shifts and they flipped these different sort of sound tricks. And and even just the turntable ism in a different way like utilizing the technology. But that's the guys that actually no because they got a real foundation like you you see some of these other deejays particular for combustion keno busters and then they see these dudes freaking out. It's like fucking alien ship right. But that's i think they come from having foundation before all this technology like yourself. Tony g. julio y'all have a that if y'all decided you know what i'm gonna fuck with this technology along with what i got as my foundation. I'm a flip this shit on its head all you guys have that ability to none of these other month markers have that ability you know they can push butts right but can they pull off the crazy tricks and right and be in pocket on these fucking scratches and do all the crazy shit. They can't because they don't have that foundation. It's playing records a one day. I'm gonna throw roy radio party not to come to that. Yes absolutely comedy. That asks you. And i'm gonna this mix or mixture was given to my friend. I was given to me by my friend mc poncho who from the hardware city san pedro. His mother gave him this. Amaze mother rest in peace heat. When i interviewed him he brought it here and he said i wanna give it to you because i know you will take care of it as much as i would and i wanna i'm gonna go ahead and Dj with just makes her simply. Because i know nobody will ask me. Let me spend yet..
"tony g" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Like like your nine to five. And you're going to be more successful. And i had a real hard time transmit transitioning to that I really was just toying around with it for a while. But when i really got serious it just took off like a rocket. That's fantastic. Thank you for sharing now To to know do you. Do you have any hobbies outside of the things you already doing your work. Your hobby No i am an avid fisherman. That is probably outside of my family. That is that is my my next passion. I've been fishing since long as i can remember We actually moved here to panama. City florida from seattle washington about two and a half years ago. So i was. I was used to salmon fishing. Halibut linked all the pacific nervous beijing. And then okay and then down here. Now it's all monty he and king mackerel and all the all the tropical fish oil deep-sea stuff groper see. Some incredible footage of people catching massive growth underneath bridges there. What's that have you ever seen that happen. I've seen it. But i haven't myself i is. It's a long process. I've been on the boat Somebody was catching one of those massive grouper and it. It was a donna. Three hour venture to get that thing from the bottom to the top can imagine took medic and now you a sports person. Do you follow any sports i do. I do mostly mostly football american football. Non imf seattle seahawks. Fan have been for most of my life almost as long as i can remember and so even moving here to florida. Hi still stuck with my my formerly hometown team. Usa great so if you had option now. I know you've got a lot of books behind your love to talk about those in a moment but if you could make one person in this world and that inspires you who might that be That's most definitely my wife. I mean it hasn't always been i mean. Don't get me wrong. Not so she's always inspired me but it's bounced between friends and family about the years but since starting this venture this coaching venture it has definitely been one hundred percent her yet. That's especially and and the beach. Multi movement is all her her her inspiration. I'll tell you what if you didn't have somebody Mark in your corner Journey would be a lot different one. Yes it would big time when you grew up. Where did you live. And what can you remember about one phone memory that you can remember growing. We have least one so. I grew up in a very small farm town out in out in washington state in the states and it was a very small town. Farm town Everybody knew everybody. And i learned at a young age. What work ethic was We didn't we were not. I can't say poor but we weren't a well off family being. I mean we scrape by i. I learned how to work. I got my first paper out. At eight years old. At my second one by ten i had ran two of them and then started working on farms shortly thereafter so for almost as route playing. I did play sports while most kids are out enjoying their summers i was. I was making money. You know i was if my my parents said. Hey if you want something you need to work for it. And so i started at a young age. Doing that. might my exciting moments. Where of course baseball was big thing back. Then that's that was my excitement..
"tony g" Discussed on ROADIUM RADIO
"Record. Because i it's like always look for growth and i'm saying the latin rapper so dope on this album. How can i make my music better. 'cause i you know i'm trying to so music is like it's a combination of hip hop and rb combined. You know in the beginning right right so like i said those records did good. I had a song called If you don't know nine oh with tash. I had mela mesa my second album. I have a bunch of other couple features. So that's basically what happened there. That's on that was my biggest record at the time. Was i want to look at you. Which allow me to get. My label deals like went out. And i went to look for talent. I signed dolly girl. Dolls goes my artists. When i first broken the game If you don't know to love to hate me. I went out and i got spice one. The gee he fucking killed that. I have an apple. Ham dina ball south central cartel big young project. their son Around those kind of the accident really pushed my label to get something. But i laughed timeframe i probably twenty seven records out. Who or what was the name of your skin. Entertainment thick skin. You have that tattoo thanksgiving. Yeah because i mean. I'm i'm in sales my whole life. I've done Loans financing real estate. My whole life since i was twenty two so in sales. You gotta have skin because you deal with rejection. that's why no no no means shit to me. Note if you tell me no that's where the self starts you know saying go tells you that's what the starts but if she's like now or like no i mean it depends if she says no. Then i'm like peace. Get down like that. i'm not. I'm not i'm not i'm not. I'm not aggressive or good. Okay so you know he's no fuck. Okay good good answer. Good answer next question. Nikola okay so now your second album. What comes next just releasing other people. So yeah i start releasing all these other people I got distribution deal by time. Call triple x records. Generally by neighbor. Peter her and we were pump into just fuck and shoving it down the fucking throat. Every month pump pump pump pump. And because i had good pipeline. And then i finally got to a point where i was making money and i did my third Major release was called johnny rich famous. Okay and who was on that one. Or yeah i mean i had a cocaine Prod i have dwp eggs. I have called latin. Froze was a big song for me back. then i have a lot of on hinge from hinge. They killed it for me. But the best part is the production so that album is produced by julio g and tony g awesome so i had a great production. The ferrari that having the cover. That's my ferrari. Bro i bought that sure yeah. It wasn't like everything in my life that i stood. I show is things that i accomplished. I mean that's a whole nother story. So go get the ferrari in beverly hills. I walk in with the foot. Pro club dicky's in chunks. No one talks to me there for thirty minutes long. Fuck you guys go to vegas same thing. But they're vegas used to have inside the caesar's palace cargo ship walk in thirty minutes later talks. Fuck you guys. So i get. Tom lived in yorba linda. An order your job. Linda's so everyday from work they way to work. Because i've always worked. I never not just in music always had a job. I'm award at the time. I had a porce a bunch of cars but i strive porsche nine eleven and cruising my portion. I'm like i wanna fuck. And ferrari you know i can afford it. I knew i couldn't afford it. I can make it happen. On the corner of my. I always see like this little dealership right down the street view. It's called dc motors. That's my homeboy. Doug so one day. I pulled their pulling my porch. I walk out. Walk into a four and there. It is broke. Black looking in two thousand and six for four thirty spitting on that motherfucker. I walk in that silva comes his. Name's todd he's like. How can i help you. I want to buy this motherfucker right here. He goes okay. Come phyllis out philip vacation. He's i'll call you tomorrow. Mr you read me. Come get your car. How much was admiral for two hundred. Seventy five thousand one hundred grand down. But i treated him my my time. I had a porce in a hummer. So i trade them in the one hundred for both. And i'm telling you this much man the fucking pulling off that fucking lot was like nothing here. I'm a fucking poor kid from me. Woodrow drive bys and i'm twenty seven years old and i'm drawing a black on black ferrari four thirty and it feels like there's a fucking lying in your ass you turn them fucking on. It's like whoa. It's just nothing like it. So i become friends with the fucking owner. Doug and this dude is fucking balling out of control. So he johnny come to my house come smoke. We smoke weed together. He's virgin love. Come on virgin links nine is really small and he ends up like a guy selling that house right there. How much is it. Three million by them the forgotten he goes all right movie neighbors so i ended up fucking it dude. I get lucky him. This is like in two thousand and six beautiful house. Dickens backyard is a thousand gallon plush fish tank in my house with sharks. I used to fly in two thousand dollars. A pop from fiji overnight because i did no mortgages. We make good money to try to acclimate them. Got cert- game. I think told me the fucking thing for our little midget. Let him go. Twenty thousand dollars later. Finally get one works broke but it was the sick the sickest crib but anyways my neighbor was doug so every day he'd go to the auction having a car so i drove everything. Snl are ferrari. Campbell's anything car porsche. Gt that's that correct. There's only one that scared me was because it's like it's like fucking shit in the she goes like hundred eighty miles. An hour in my fat ass was like a garden there again in. It's no top so it's convertible. It's all engine in the back and it's fucking scary ship so fucking drove that motherfucker and then guess what two thousand seven recession hits and i lose it all my house. My cars everything shin. It took me ten years to build it. Ten months to loosen had a file bankruptcy. Everyone's calling you a fucking loser but yeah rose bad people laughing at you know what i'm saying like there's like i went from that to a fucking lexus. You know what i mean. So it's a big jump while it mean. Some people like alexis before meals like seven of those cars. You know what. I mean right right so it was like in humiliating people. Talking shit is who was a bad experience but.