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The Left's Sinister Plan: They Need You Stupid and Ignorant!
"In an era of shortened attention spans the left is super tactical politically they need people stupid i mean this they need you dumb and ignorant if you're not dumb and ignorant they can never do what they can do you know what i don't wanna go out of order let's but let's go anywhere jim cut six if you would bill maher uncovered here's what i mean wanted for years to use emergency powers to be able to shut down the economy to show you what they can do when they're in charge fully weaponizing the economy shutting down sectors they don't like they have craved this power forever covid was the perfect vehicle to do it but what's the catch the catch with covid was simple it was never gonna work if you didn't believe covid was the biggest threat to your life ever so they can't have smart people because smart people would like well what's the fatality rate what's the or not how infectious is this that's what conservative ass gas they and were like wait we shouldn't shut the economy down for this thing is bad it's definitely gonna kill some people and that's horrible but this isn't worth shutting down the whole economy cost -benefit dumb liberals were like no way this is the deadliest thing ever it kills a thousand percent of people it's not even possible it doesn't ten thousand percent it's the deadliest virus ever folks it's like hantavirus and Ebola it's like that Dustin Hoffman virus from but outbreak what does that move tapa or whatever the hell it was this is the worst thing ever if you fell for that because you're dumb and because some charismatic lefty told you that you were doing a public good by sitting in your house and while rotting away this virus that had a fatality rate it turns out now which I'll get to later the in show when people under 70 of only 0 .07 they need you to be stupid people like Malay and Trump who cracked through the stupid divide and people start to listen to them they're afraid of that that's why it's not the policies that bother them it's the threat to their power from them play Bill Maher talking about exactly this Bill Maher is a lefty by the way we all know that he's not our friend but once in a while he'll stumble on the truth here's Maher talking about how liberals are just morons that don't know a damn thing about covid check this out but what about liberals you know the high information by the science people? In a recent Gallup survey Democrats did much worse than Republicans in getting the right answer to the fundamental question what are the chances that someone who gets covid will need to be hospitalized the answer is between one and five percent forty one percent of democrats thought it was over fifty percent another twenty eight percent put the chances of twenty to forty nine so almost seventy percent of Democrats are wildly off on this key question and also have a greatly exaggerated view the of danger of covid 2 and the mortality rate among children I'm gonna get back to that point later but I'm serious when I tell you this you you know I know don't like liberals I'm not hiding it liberals listening you don't like me either that's fine we don't have to like each
Fresh "Twenty Second" from Evening News with Art Sanders
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I'm john trout now 15 before the hour. President biden traveled to pueblo Colorado yesterday to praise his economic plan and to single out one district in particular correspondent linda kenyan has the story he traveled to see as wind america at the world's largest manufacturer of wind towers made possible in part through the president's inflation reduction act there car a quarter of a million more jobs in colorado since i took office that's a quarter and more people throughout the state including in this district the district is represented and lauren bobert a self -described mega republican and outspoken biden critic she along with every single republican colleague voted against the law that made these investments and jobs possible hyperbole and then she voted to repeal key parts of this law and she called law this a massive failure not so the president retorted tell that to the colorado to get new jobs in pueblo and cs wind thanks to this law and the president said cs wind isn't the only company in colorado benefiting from the inflation reduction act white source bp is building a new solar farm just down the road from here to power an additional 53 000 homes across colorado xl energy is investing 1 .7 billion dollars to improve the state's electric grid and folks none of that sounds like a massive failure here to me how about you if anything he said it all sounds like a massive failure in thinking by the congresswoman and her colleagues representative belbert said she wasn't the slightest bit concerned that president biden direct took aim at her and her political views joe biden coming to my district probably helps me win and she took a bit of direct aim herself with a quip about president biden's age i hope there's not a silver alert goes that out goes for him um 81 year old man lindy kenya washington about thirteen till two election officials in arizona are facing criminal charges for their alleged refusal to certify the state's twenty twenty two election results correspondent clinton neville has an update republican county supervisors in cochise county arizona tom crosby and peggy hunter facing felony counts after initially refusing to certify the county's election results last year they've been outspoken critics of the election system in arizona and eventually were forced by the courts to certify the results a grand jury considered the charges which were officially filed on wednesday the democratic attorney general in arizona has promised in recent months to go after election interference in the state arizona of course received heavy attention on its elections in twenty twenty over unproven claims of fraud by former president donald trump the indictment alleges that the two county leaders knowingly interfered the secretary of state's ability to complete the statewide vote campus i'm clinton neville federal prosecutors announce murder for higher charges against an indian man for an assassination attempt in new york city on a u .s. citizen originally from india correspondent julie walker explains the charges against akeel gupta were unsealed wednesday in manhattan federal court the u .s attorney attorney for the southern district says gupta tried to hire someone to assassinate sikh separatist leader group at one sing panu here on u .s. soil he advocates for an independent state within india and is considered a terrorist by the government there the dea says it foiled the plot when a foreign government employee recruited an international narcotics trafficker to commit murder in the u .s. india dea is investigating after u .s. authorities questioned what it knew in advance julie attorney for the state super -powered computer brain it looks like it's come up with several ways to improve on materials research nearly two million ways according to one report here's chuck palm with that in today's tech news google's large language model ai dubbed deep mind has used artificial intelligence to predict the structure of more than two million new materials a breakthrough it said could soon be used to improve real world technologies potential applications for the research include production of better performing batteries solar panels and computer chips real -time discovery and synthesis of new materials can be costly and time assuming for example it took nearly two decades for lithium -ion batteries to reach the marketplace in the related story facebook's meta company has come up with a new benchmark to test the intelligence of large language models like open ai's chat gpt4 yawn lacun has come up with an exam of 466 questions that seems to stump most ai's his conclusion we are likely still a long way away from reaching artificial intelligence general tell us what you think at all the top tech tech i'm chuck palm nine till with thursday sports here's america in the mornings robert workman the remedy for an nba team coming off an embarrassing loss a visit to dr detroit after taking a 44 point licking in philadelphia the lakers pounded the business last night 133 -107 that's detroit's 15th consecutive loss angelo russell had a game high 35 points magic whip the wizards for their eighth straight win
Nasir Acikgoz of Nova Hardscapes Is Making Products That Last Forever
"Lot of let's say garden centers that are Available to buy rock or to sell rock that they can buy from it's the normal, you know Six different rocks and that's what it is. So when you're when you're a landscaper you're thinking about designing something and You're you're limited to that unless you go online and you might see something that inspires you. But where do you find it? Yes, you know, so that's why I'm glad that you're here today because you know There's people like you out there that that feel the need to bring in something for the higher quality You know of higher quality and that product that will last forever Yes, and just the different thing that the sky's the limit when it comes to limit to just everything sky's the limit what I'm you know No, what I love what I love about you is you're not just buying it from a distributor you are the manufacturer You are the importer. Yeah annually the strip. You are the man. I can't thank you You're the guy to if I was in the rock space I would want to have you as my contact because all I got to do is call you That's it. And if let's say let's say with the pandemic, I'm sure you went through this I went through this and I was able to help out a lot of my clients You had clients. Hey, man, are we gonna be okay with this rock? You know the war going on over there and when Ukraine or whatever. Hey, look, we're we only have so much left of this Do you want it? I'm gonna hold it for you. Boom. We'll send it over direct Yeah, you know your good customers those guys have really come through for you Yes, you were able to do so much and foresee the future because you have all these contacts around the world You know how powerful you know, what power moves you sure you guys were able to make some power moves Just with all the product and a I want all this and give me this and give me that I'm sure that that went down You know, the thing is you mentioned it during the pandemic the shipping rates That was the biggest challenge in the way. Oh, they went way up some times for right Time no some yeah sometime for and then and then some of them times eight. Wow. Yes So you're paying twenty thirty grand a container together, you know some countries. Yes Imagine I'm bringing pebbles. Mm -hmm, and I'm selling it as certain amount per bag. Mm -hmm or per ton. Mm -hmm and and And a nursery calls me or the distributor calls us and Says look are you gonna be able to bring it because the pandemic the shipping rates we already know because they already bring other products To they already know the problem I'm like, look, I'm gonna take the risk. I'm gonna bring it. I'm a businessman. I have to have the product Yes, and I remember even one of the nursery owners told me Nasir I think you should wait until it cools down. I said to him you would have still been waiting Yeah, and I told him I can't wait. I have to bring it. I'm a supplier for I'm gonna you know Manufacturer for all these color clients that I had but I'm gonna give him an option. Look I have it available The price is four or five times more You know, it's here, but it's here. Yeah, you wanna make it work. Yes, you know what happened the containers They were not even coming. I mean they weren't they weren't they weren't even here yet. That's here I need ten pallets. That's here. I need five pallets. That's it. I'm like, look, are you sure? This is the price you and even the person who told me that you know and that's you gotta wait Are you sure because this is the price I'm not me, you know, I want you to know Just so you know because sometimes you know, it lands and start on a seat I thought it was the last price, you know, they tried to you know, get a better price from you It's in the nature of the business. Yeah, of course That I couldn't keep anything in stock.
Fresh update on "twenty second" discussed on SI Media Podcast
"I bought it to five because I get nervous. And I pounded the Giants because because the line made no sense, not because the line mates. Well, no, I agree with you. I agree with you 100 percent. It should have been a pick. The game should have been a pick. There's no doubt about it. Right. But I bet the Giants, because I know that. The Giants, the Giants can score this bullshit with Tommy DeVito and everyone think it's funny that he's Italian. The Giants can't score. He stinks and the Giants can't score and the Patriots can't score. Matt Jones might be the worst quarterback in the NFL. So if you have two teams that can't score. Why would you not take five points? Yeah. And it's just something that I didn't really give much thought to other than the belief in Bill and the defense going against the Giants, people I know can't score. And by the way, they did turn the ball over three times and still should have tied the game and since it's overtime. But like, I just don't understand that line. And then to have it play out to common sense. Common sense would tell you there's no way the Patriots should be four point favorites over anybody. So here's take the point. No, but here's why they were four and a half point favorites. One, Belichick. There's still some cachet with Belichick to the Patriots still have some national appeal from when they were the Patriots. So you're in New York. So, you know, the I think other, you know, the Giants are pathetic. Like they won the game, but they're pathetic on. Yeah, I know. I know. I know. It's just so it was one of those weird ones where the line usually I try not to get sucked into that. But the line was telling you to to the one was begging you to take the Giants. Usually when I do that, I get burned. So I go the other way and I get burned. See, I didn't I looked at it like neither team can score. So I'm going to take five points. That was my whole that was it. I just want to read these stats because they're unbelievable. Monday night football games this year, the under is 13 and one. Wow. In primetime games, Monday night, Sunday night, Thursday night, the under is twenty nine and nine. And in since Monday night football, since two thousand and nineteen, so the last four seasons, unders fifty eight, twenty eight and one. That's incredible. Get on the under bandwagon. Do you think it's just because the quality of play sucks? Brady was right about that, like quarterbacks. There are no good quarterbacks and quality overall. I think people like to bet overs. People like to bet overs. People want to watch the game and root for points. They don't want to root for the clock to run out. So I think you get a lot of people betting overs. Which makes the number go up. Right. Right. And then I think. Right. And then I think you have. Yeah. What you said that quarterbacks are terrible. Where you get burned sometimes with the unders is the refs when they call these ridiculous 15 yard penalties. So that's that's that's. The college, I know you don't follow the college, but there's been wild stuff with the Iowa football team with unders as well, like their totals every week are like twenty five, twenty six, twenty seven. I actually didn't watch the first quarter of the jet game because I was watching Iowa, Nebraska to see if that game was going to go under twenty five, which I had. That's the total for the game. Yes. What did it end up as? So listen to this. I remember like Kirk Ferentz and Iowa, they never scored a bunch back then. Now it's even worse. Right. So listen to this. Iowa plays Michigan Saturday in the Big Ten title game. OK. Michigan is. Twenty two point favorites. The total is thirty five. So so they think it's going to be thirty to thirty to seven or something. The Iowa team total is six and a half. This is a team playing in a in a in a conference title game. And the bookmakers don't think they will score a touchdown. Now, why is the line only twenty two? Is their defense good? Iowa? Yes, the defense is excellent. That's why the totals are always twenty five, twenty six. Yeah, they have a good defense. They can't score. Michigan has a very good defense like the Jets. Exactly. Well, again, you just you just got to be nervous for the defensive, you know. The fumbles and the defensive nonsense. All right. So that's all I wanted to say about betting. What's going on with the house, hon? Everyone needs to everyone always asks. So what is there you didn't do it because it was Thanksgiving, I assume. Right. There was nothing available this week. Doesn't seem like there's going to be much available. You know, getting down to it here, I'm going to be decision time is coming. Like we have to rent, rent back our house, move, rent something out like I just I just want this to be over. Are you going this weekend? I don't believe so. I don't believe there's anything available or different that's out there yet. Here's what your problem is going to be, too. You know, in a couple of weeks, they start the Saturday games with the NFL. You're going to you're going to miss those if you start house Saturdays. You know, I'm glad you brought that up, because as I was scrolling through the schedule, I was thinking of you last night. Are those those games have not been determined yet. Is that right? Actually, I'm looking at it. It doesn't start. I don't know why this is bizarre. It doesn't start till week 16. Week 16, which is the twenty third of December, the day before Christmas Eve. Wow. That's only it usually starts the week before. I feel like that's what I thought. Yeah. Yeah, that's what I thought. But I'm looking at that. Oh, they said are we what? On the twenty third, they're set. Bengal Steelers. At four thirty and then the Bill's Chargers, eight o'clock, and that Bill's Chargers game is a peacock only game. OK, I thought it was a good game. I'm probably not going to watch either of those. And then on the 17th, there's only which is week seven on the 30th, which is week 17. There's only one Saturday game and it's at night, eight fifteen. It's a good game. Lions and Cowboys. So it's not I think the reason there's not a ton of Saturday games maybe is because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. I don't know. Maybe that's what's screwing everything up. So I don't mind. Traditionally, I don't mind those Saturday games. I love a week before Christmas. Yeah. You know what? I don't like I don't like that it's week 13 in the NFL and there's six teams on a buy. The buy should be over by now. The buy should be from like week six to twelve. That should be the buys. It's too late. Why is that? Is that because of the London schedule or the Germany thing? I think that's just how they schedule. OK. And this and you know, the Patriots play in primetime three weeks in a row. The unwatchable. How do we not flex that out? I can't watch Matt Jones or Billy Zappi anymore. I think one game will I think one game will be flexed out. So they play week 14. They play on Thursday night on Amazon Patriots Steelers. I don't think that's going to that can't be flexed because the 28 day window is is done. So they can't flex it the week after. The Chiefs play the Patriots on Monday night. I do think based on what Mike North told me on the pod last week, they're going to flex that out and they're going to put in Eagle Seahawks. Because Eagle Seahawks right now is a four twenty five game in week 15. But it's not going to any part of the country because at four twenty five that week is Cowboys bills. So Eagle Seahawks is getting buried. So to unbury it, they might flex it with Chiefs Patriots on Monday night. What about Giants, Packers Monday night? Part of the double header, I think. I think now with the Packers beating the Lions, it's not going to get flexed. And I guess maybe because of the. I was going to say Danny DeVito, Tommy DeVito stuff, but more because more because of.
Why Is Semafor's Ben Smith Slobbering All Over Nikki Haley?
"Of course attacked my stepson and me because he works with DeSantis which the world whole knows but apparently they didn't but I make my own decisions I decide what I'm going to do you have adult children don't do what they want to do and that's okay you know I'm just thankful we don't have any kids that support Bernie Sanders you many callers come here and correctly say my god I've lost this kid didn't lost any of our four let me go on operations were initially supported stick me with you'll see how this works by twenty five million investment funding as well as revenue generated from advertising in person that investments you know their biggest initial investor was mr. producer Sam Bankman freed is in prison for ripping off god knows how many people that's inauspicious beginning I would say but this is 74 so their first investors in a 2023 semaphore raise $19 million in additional funding from investors to replace the money that they had received from Bankman free so what he was their largest external investor their largest external investor so that shows you some of their judgment now they don't put that up on their site they don't have a footnote so people quote semaphore go to semaphore they don't know these things there's more in March 23 semaphore launched its China and global business initiative quote -unquote a collaboration with the center for china and globalization ccga think tank registered as a non -government patient though its independence from the communist chinese party has been disputed semaphore has said the project's purpose is to offer quote a diversity of opinion unquote an alternative to washington's hawkish consensus on beijing now you know what that means of peace communist china for business the initiative would consist of regular events in new york and beijing and would foster dialogue between business leaders and increasing china u .s tensions now you see why they're promoting Nikki Haley if they don't present any of this on they the website don't reveal their connections they the don't other business model semaphore's partnership with the ccg has occasionally come under scrutiny semaphore's show justin smith said semaphore would go into the collaboration with eyes wide open that that it was under no illusion that chinese business leaders are other local groups operate he said they would
Fresh "Twenty Second" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"On traffic and whether in just one minute meantime let's check out the world of entertainment this morning showbiz express i'm ross christie you probably know him best for his role as dan egan in the hbo comedy series is the now read scott will become a series regular in season twenty three of nbc's law and order other than the fact to be playing an nypd detective the tales of scott's character are still under wraps the actor's addition to law in order comes following the departure of jeffrey donovan who played detective frank cosgrove on seasons twenty one and twenty two actress jackie harry versus t .v. host bobby burke and jason alexander is up against rosie o'donnell in the one hundred thousand dollar government host michael strands as he really didn't envision his career turning out the way it did thought i'd be successful at something i don't know what it was going to be but i kinda came back i was playing football and at one point i decided i quit wanted to after my freshman year and my dad said what are you gonna do and i'm like well i'll stay here and get a job you look at me and say what are you gonna do and then when i went back for some reason i had a thought if i'm gonna do something be the best at it why go college to and just go through it and then play football and go through it be the best the $100 ,000 there's wednesday nights on abc streams the next day on hulu he's trained some of the brightest and the best hollywood acting coach bernard hiller is our guest on the next edition of showbiz up front available at apple spotify or wherever you get your podcasts much more on showbizexpress .com and for the showbiz express network i'm ross crystal thursday morning november 30th glad you're with us here at wtop at 4 38. the good on weather the eights good morning to ken burger in the wtop traffic center thank you dean good morning everyone taking a look at the 95 corridor in virginia between springfield and fredersburg looks like all the work zones have cleared all the lanes appear to be open not seeing any major delays also that broken down tractor that trailer was in the right lane south of centerport parkway then moved over to the far far right shoulder has been cleared off that shoulder far right no more flashing lights to attract attention so all lanes are now clear and not seeing any major delays the work zone on westbound 66 on the approach to nutley street has been cleared now nothing to ride either direction of 66 between front royal and the capitol beltway so that works on however on the in our inside the beltway this is on 66 westbound direction over by the rosalind tunnel and you find a lane to the right is blocked no major delays anywhere on 395 between the pentagon and the springfield interchange things are looking just fine looks like the work zone that is on southbound 395 at the 14th street bridge still there though and it is blocking the far right lane but try the getting by in that right without any kind of difficulty secure critical missions with whiz for government a unified cloud security solution for effective risk reduction and readiness in the cloud learn more at whiz .io that's w i z dot i o i'm ken burger w t o p traffic plenty of sunshine to forward look to later this afternoon with daytime high temperatures finally in the upper 40s to lower to middle 50s winds from the south at five to ten clouds will begin to increase
Cannibalism Theory and the Left's Desperate Racism Accusations
"Love you you're welcome the p ones you know i'm going with this my cannibalism theory of the left is very simple conservatives ignore these idiots now we will police racism where we see it because we believe in god -given rights but we've started to realize that the left doesn't mean whenever it the left cries racism it's a political fight it's not a moral they they know tarring people with that label has worked for them in the past it doesn't work anymore the left calls everyone their mother their dog their cat their hamster everybody's a racist to the left so we just give it up i mean we know it's not even serious anymore so the charge is now now jim you've been in radio three decades you and mike both i asked this a lot of you but you know know for a fact twenty thirty years ago if you were called a racist it was a big deal folks you could lose your job i mean it was a serious thing the democrats have so watered down this label and have called every bit no one buys it anymore so the cannibalism theories given that we're ignoring them they're going to start using it now that racist label because it works on their own people just not us they're going to start using it on their own people queue up for me if you would jim cut for here here is cnn doing a segment on dean phillips and i want you to listen and dean phillips at end the of this has the perfect comeback to this being called a racist because he's in new hampshire thing and it's how even though the guy's a democrat i never support democrats ever but he has the perfect comeback if recuse of the same thing check this out your exchange with them casey over uh... black voters and not not just black for his key coalitions in the democratic party was really talented yeah and you you know know and i'm i'm really into some really bad barrels here and when i learned when i learned about that because he's obviously gone back and forth with jim cliburn because cliburn supported this move to have the first primary go to south carolina he said it was disrespectful of black voters the way phillips is going about his campaign and and i think we should just note that trying to win a democratic combination without the help of some of these critical groups is i think next to impossible although i want to know you think let's how dean phillips answer this question first of all if he feels i've disrespected anybody i apologize but if it's because i was in new hampshire speaking with voters here that that was voters i take exception to that because when i'm in south carolina shortly visiting with black voters that is not disrespectful to muslim voters in michigan listen and dean ellips i don't know you you're a democrat i don't support democrats ever but ladies and there are learning moments to be found on social media and the internet everywhere that is actually how you
Fresh "Twenty Second" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Are looking attempts in the 20s and 30s 30 straight up in our nation's capital where the time now on wtop of course we bring you money news of 10 and 40 past each hour brought to you this early thursday morning in the one a m our bike pin fed great rates for everyone was taken up with jeff clay ball this morning the wall street journal reports cigna and humana are in talks about merging gathersberg based novavax gets who approval for its covid vaccine opening up the novavax vaccine to 100 more countries reviews of changes to google maps are mostly negative roads are now grey not yellow water is teal not deep blue parks are now mint not green the doubt finish wednesday session up although just thirteen points some movement overseas asian stocks this hour higher across the board now than ek is up by 166 points the cost these up almost eight bangsang is up twenty three points to shanghai is up for the morning welcome into wtop glad you're with us time now is 141 you're listening to op let's talk politics on wtop this morning two republican county supervisors in arizona have been indicted on charges related to their attempts to delay the certification of the state's twenty twenty two election results to republican officials in a rural arizona county who delayed canvassing the twenty twenty two general election results have been criminally charged cochise county supervisors peggy judd and tom crosby each face one count of conspiracy and interference of an election officer the county certified election results in december of twenty two only after a judge ruled crosby and judd were breaking the law by refusing to sign off on the vote count jim chris alyssa bs news financial watchdog overseeing the trump organization tells a new york judge this about week forty million dollars in undisclosed cash transfers the transactions included twenty nine million percent of or president from which he used to make tax payments cnbc reports this week the monitor barbara jones broke the news to the judge in a letter the other transfers were told were for insurance premiums more than five million dollars as well mister trump as posted in that civil judgment in favor of the writer eating carol who has accused him of course of sexually assaulting her years ago back in the nineties a lawyer for mister from did not immediately respond this week to a request for comment on the case house republicans are considering an official vote now on authorizing their impeachment inquiry into president biden the the probe began two months ago without an authorization vote but g o p leaders are now pondering one with white house lawyers arguing the investigation blacks constitutional legitimacy while house speaker mike johnson says republicans have uncovered proof of biden corruption these facts are arming the probe has yielded no direct evidence of presidential wrongdoing i think our question is impeached for what but california democrat pete aguilar says the g o p move this solely to please the former twice impeached president yet another attempt to make him happy donald trump has been pushing the g o p to impeach his successor as payback johnson visited with trump in florida last week sogger magandhi washington you are listening to 103 .5 fm at wtop .com when traffic takes a turn for the worse you'll about hear it first on wtop northbound 95 has been shut down in maryland traffic updates every 10 minutes on the 8th i heard it on wtop wtop news facts the thursday morning last day of this month november 30th 2023 thanks for starting us with us this early one a .m. hour here in top if you're just joining us it's going to be clear cold once again this overnight early morning it's already cold in the twenties and thirties in most of the region somewhere between 20 and 30 exactly to supposed be the low by daybreak we are at 30 straight up in our
A highlight from Chinese Communist Bitcoin Miners? And Lobbying For Bitcoin Mining W/ Dennis Porter
"Welcome back to the mining pod on this week's show. We're joined by Dennis Porter of the Satoshi Action Group to discuss Bitcoin mining and Politics we're mainly focused on the national security concerns when it comes to Bitcoin mining So we discussed with Dennis about moving into state houses and lobbying on behalf of the Bitcoin mining industry as a note Dennis is throwing a dinner at the end of this week on Friday at the North American blockchain summit Be sure to use promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you down in Fort Worth Do you have dinner plans November 17th? 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Dennis Porter. Welcome to the show. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. Just coming back from a break. So are ready to dive into a jam -packed week of back -to -back calls Yeah, nice and tan back from your travels, right? Yeah, this is as tan as I get too So it's like, you know, ten days ten days in the Sun and this is as good as it gets So just everyone's prepared for that Are you ready to jump back into the Bitcoin grind or did you like really stop when you were vacationing? I oh, I never really truly fully stopped working the tweets keep coming, huh? Yeah It's an unfortunate byproduct of working in a 24 -7 365 non -stop nascent ever faster moving Industry that is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining when it combines two crazy worlds the one that I work in which is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining side which is the 24 -7 365 thing and then it's the Political realm which is just a total mess all the time. So it's a great combo. Yeah, I remember talking I want to stay sane Yeah, exactly my point. I was about to make you took the words out my mouth I remember talking to you like a year ago about the political side of things I was like, I don't know why anyone would ever want to get in that world at all. You're like, oh, I love it I love the I love the pool. I love being in the midst of it and still today don't get it Probably won't ever but I'm glad there's people like you who care about it And we you know agree on most things when it's firstly when it comes to Bitcoin mining so glad that's there Okay was transition over to Satoshi Action Fund. So you're the president and CEO you founded it. It's been two years Or so, it's a little over a year. We launched in June of last year and I am yeah I'm the president CEO I say CEO and president of Satoshi Action I'm there are two organizations now actually one is Satoshi Action Fund and one is Satoshi Action Education one I'm the CEO of and one of the president of so for simplicity's sake we just say it's all under the Satoshi Action umbrella But yeah, it's been going really really well We've had a ton of success and I'm sure we'll jump into that But I launched that in June of last year and we've been off to the races ever since Yeah, let's go into a little bit and then we have much more talking to show specifically We brought you on to talk about all the recent headlines with like rural Bitcoin mining and like the pushback We had a New York Times article about that there's some stuff in Arkansas going on So we'll get to that probably towards the second half of the show But let's talk about Satoshi Action Fund some wins recently and then maybe like a little more Flushed out what you guys are trying to to work on is like the product if you could say that for I guess a lobbying organization Yeah, yeah I mean it's good and that's that's probably one good area to start though with when it talk what comes talking about Satoshi Action is The one big difference between us and let's say like a lobbying organization or even a trade association Is that we don't we don't actually like do most of the lobbying. In fact, we hire lobbyists and we don't have members We have donors like more or less the premise of Satoshi Action Is that if you believe in the mission that we have pursued which is to make the United States? One of the best places in the world to be a Bitcoin miner or to be a Bitcoin er Then you want to support us if you agree with you know having the opportunity to stay here in America That's thriving off of this new technology versus being forced to move abroad You know that again is why I created Satoshi Action I think it's why people buy buy into the vision and the mission of what we're doing but we're very very structured very very different from from any of these other organizations that you might see out there and Once we launched Satoshi Action, the first thing that we wanted to do was try to go out there and show Right off the bat. What could we do? How could we be successful? How could we show that we can be effective because one of the most dangerous things that you can do with a political organization is You know get out there do all this, you know, make all this noise and then you don't produce any results You can do that a couple times you can even do it for years But eventually people will grow tired and they will move on and they will want to hear from someone else They will want to see someone else produce results There's definitely two the unfortunate part about politics Is there sort of two things you have to do one is you do have to produce results and the other is you have to? market your results market even what you're trying to do so that you can get people to buy into that they should buy into what you're trying to accomplish and fund essentially fund your operation because 100 almost 100 percent aside from our like You know, two three little s19 miners that we have plugged in that were donated to us The vast majority of our money comes from either donations or people that we get to come to our events was essentially a form of a donation So we rely a lot on on our donors to support the work that we do on a constant basis But right away we wanted to make sure that we were proving to our donors that we were having success So we said, okay, what can we do? We we got to the drawing board right away We brought on Eric Peterson who is our current policy director. Who's a wizard on the policy world and We had my two co -founders Mandy and Syria and we sat down we were like, alright, what are we gonna do? We started crafting public policy model policy For the Bitcoin Bitcoin mining space and what that means is that we created sort of like this like, okay here is a Example of a bill you could pass in your state that helps you advance this industry You know what we would do is we'd go in we'd say okay We have this great bill that we wrote up and we think you should pass it It'll really help you and they'll say like, you know, why would you want me to do that? Like we go in we pitch we say okay Bitcoin mining is great for jobs Great for local investment grid stability environmental cleanup the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects really any energy project But policymakers particularly like when you can help solve some of the problems with green energy And then we win then we give them that bill the most popular of those bills that we did We know we have four of them Two of them have sort of moved or I should say three of them have moved around like have been introduced Or been worked on at the state level So far only one has passed into law which is a very big accomplishment but not to say only one but yeah I'm pretty yeah, it's pretty big deal Yeah, just one. It's just one of dates. So yeah so in then, um that bill ended up being called our right to mine bill initially originally was called the Digital Protection Act and then it transformed into becoming the rights mind bill and essentially that bill just protects Bitcoin miners from various forms of discrimination We saw real -time discrimination taking place across the country and we created real -time protections for that form of discrimination And we ended up being able to pass that bill into law in two states, Arkansas and Montana in fact in Montana is one of the states where Two things happen one. We actually saw some of the discrimination taking place where I don't know if you heard of the Missoula County there Where they changed the zoning laws and they like went drove a twenty million dollar bank when mining operation completely bankrupt because of it so Completely wiped them out all because they were concerned about things that were not true about Bitcoin mining, you know environmental concerns Oftentimes we see at the local level not necessarily in Montana But a big one is a concern is around Chinese mining particularly CCP mining I should say not Chinese owned but just that they're concerned that the CCP controls them So we saw real -time discrimination taking place in Montana We solved that problem the other problem. The other thing we discovered while we're there that we learned is That we can add things to this bill And we'll get into sort of like where we got to from that point But it was an important moment in the history of Satoshi action We added in a ban on any additional taxes on Bitcoin when uses a form of payment Which is critical because in the state of Montana, you know If you let's say you sell me a car like they'll tax that like peer -to -peer transaction Let's tax it like right off the top. So if I just sell you some Bitcoin or pay you in Bitcoin They would do the same thing. They'd be like, oh are we you owe us a tax for that? So we banned that which was great. And um, yeah, we'll talk about a little later but that was our big initial success huge success a small tear came down my eye when I When I passed my first bill into law Eric was like, you know done 10 ,000 times So he didn't he didn't really care as much but it was it was a big moment But I was like, we've done it. We've done it, you know, like he was like, ah Alright now I'm time for the next one right? So yeah right to mine. How'd you guys come up with that? It's like a very it's very catchy right and it's hard to argue against that Yeah, I don't know. I just can't use Brilliant top ahead. Okay, I came up with it sent it to I sent it to someone and said hey You should call this right to mine. I didn't even we didn't publicize it a really large news account I said hey just call it right to mine. That makes more sense. Yeah, and they did and then it just took off. Yes It was interesting for sure it's very amenable in a good way Okay, so you guys have passed some bills you're creating like this donor network to be able to to move it forward You've told me about a few wins here. I want to hear about some of like the obstacles which you already kind of alluded to so and we'll get to that later in the show the discrimination which we're seeing pop up right now, whether it be Chinese Bitcoin miners who are being Unfairly maligned for being associated with the CCP or not. And then also just like other Bitcoin miners who are unwelcome in certain areas But to the obstacles, what are some things that you've sort of like learned about why you come through this process creating Satoshi Action Fund and moving forward into these different these different State houses to lobby on behalf of Bitcoin Yeah, I would say that an overarching theme to the work that we do is that Things can go wrong very quickly and can be can be unrecoverable. They can be recoverable, but they can also be unrecoverable You know politics is very much like the real world so when real -world actions occur, there will be Consequences or there will be you know, either good or bad, right? You'll have good things or bad things happen because of real -world actions I'll give an example of a positive real -world example that Leads to us to do where we are today having a lot of success and that is the current consistent worry and fear around central bank digital currencies, so for some reason Which I definitely am aware of I Can't share too much on the story but definitely aware of a lot of Americans became very very concerned around central bank digital currencies and so Eventually, what happened was you had governors across the country including Governor Noem and Governor DeSantis eventually Working to ban central bank digital currencies at the state level There was this big huge kerfuffle around it and everyone was like doing everything they could to like stake their claim Literally Governor Noem took out like a steel Stamp of like a veto stamp and was like like stamped it into the bill. Like it was very it was very cool Actually, I loved it. Um so all of a sudden this like firestorm picks up where central bank digital currencies become this thing that Generally, I would say conservatives are against or Republicans are against but like really really opposed to like hyper opposed to it more so than I have seen anything in the The crypto space broadly I would I would consider CC central bank digital currencies to sort of be adjacent to the to the crypto space and because of that fervent Fear and concern around central bank digital currencies we've actually been able to use it as an effective way to demonstrate the value of Bitcoin because What happened was initially when they said Oh central bank digital currencies are a problem people started to say oh Well Bitcoin is a digital currency Is that also going to have the same problems as a CBDC and of course, we know we started education right away No These things are like way way different and then we just started to realize that it was best to classify them as polar opposites because they literally are like one is You know authoritarian sort of at least you when used on the retail level go ahead Yeah, send a CBDC between a bank or an institution. I don't I don't care at all force it on individuals In the United States without proper regular regulations and regulatory frameworks and then all of a sudden you have something that could be used in a way that you know is Sort of unimaginable to some extent to manipulate human behavior. So We started saying okay, these things are opposite and now when we're going into these states and we're saying okay, you should pass this bill It's pro Bitcoin. Also, it's anti CBDC people are like, oh hell yeah, let's go like we want to pass that bill So that's what that's one positive example of like how real -world things have had a really positive impact on what we're doing There's a lot of headwinds around creating or doing anything that you can to oppose CBDCs and so and as we pitch Bitcoin Bitcoin mining and You know all of our digital asset policy where there's always that thought in mind of how can we tie this into? Concerns around CBDCs which are valid and are linked We are not making some sort of leap here Bitcoin and CBDCs couldn't possibly be more more polar opposite. Gotcha Tell tell me about the some other stories Involving I have one video in mind of you going to Montana and speaking in front of Yeah, and there was someone before you who was just like going off and like kind of rabid It was good. And then you came in after and like kind of calmly presented some is Counter information this typically how the process is? Because I just think you are basically working in like the Parks and Rec version of Bitcoin. You have to like go deal like these Officials and like they don't know anything about it and they're like China bad Bitcoin bad That's that's my understanding every time I see this which is a really unfair characterization of it, but it's also it's stuck in my mind So lay it on yeah. No, it's it's you got you got it. You nailed it, right? Is the funnest example of Just how wild that can be out there So we go and we are getting ready to testify and every time we testify You know Especially because it's around Bitcoin mining we do get some sort of pushback usually at the local level typically from environmental groups Which is unfortunate because there's so much. I mean everybody knows in the mining space There are so many benefits from the methane component to balancing renewables to balancing the grid there's so many benefits that the You know Bitcoin mining space can offer to those that have come from even staunchly environmental the staunchly environmental realm so Needless to say there was two Opponents strong opponents to the bill one was a gal from an environmental group. She didn't get too out of control but the second guy he was a young a young gentleman from from Montana not originally and he worked at UCLA and he Was very opposed to Bitcoin and he started to go on this like speech like this really long drawn -out like monologue and Eventually at one point he says that that Montana will will like Die on the cross of Bitcoin essentially, right? It'll burn on the cross of Bitcoin I can't remember the exact word he uses but it's like very extreme very dramatic and Then he goes on to say that people are dying because of Bitcoin mine houses. I wish the camera was on me There's these cameras in every single Hearing room generally speaking every state Capital building when you're testifying in front of these hearings like they have cameras just like DC but obviously a lot lower tech But I just remember when he said that people are dying because of it He was so people are dying because of Bitcoin. He was so serious about it I just remember looking down my notes and just my face looked looking up at him was like So confused and I just wish the camera would have caught it because it would have been a perfectly it would have been a meme Like forever, but yeah, fortunately, there's a lot of great policymakers out there and actually, you know sometimes you love to rag on these guys, but You know, they do a good job a lot of these guys. They do a good job one guy asks him he says You know, he tries to run out actually that's part of the stories and this is important part of the story So let me backtrack so he finishes his speech. He tries to leave right away, which you don't do never do very rude tries to leave And as he gets to the door one of the people was like hey before you go even you usually we do questions at the End let's have you do some questions right now. We want to be able to talk to you a little bit Bring him back up to the podium He's like now son You made some pretty egregious claims there around Bitcoin mining Do you have anything to back up the statement that Bitcoin mining is killing people and the guy just is like well I don't have it here with me, but I can I can get it to you and He just like this this guy just is like, I mean you gotta remember this you see you sell a guy's like 22 years old he's a kid. Yeah Great great on him though. Great. Love the love the getting active at a young age, but he's just like son if You're gonna come in here and make egregious claims. You better have something to back it up and The kid just was like so upset like cuz he just got he's gave this great speech And he wanted to just walk out like drop the mic and walk out So he just blew him up I was anyways, it was it was definitely the most entertaining moments in the entire history of my experience And it's only been a year and a half So I I'm really looking forward to other stories that I can tell in the future Please catalog all these because I just like very Specifically remember watching that entire video and laughing pretty hard because it was it was pretty funny Okay, let's keep diving into this a little bit more. What have you been seeing in a lobbying front? That's been sort of helpful that you would encourage other people to look at we've had the call lines We've had the emails. We've had people going speaking to people I Think for the Bitcoin community we can all take like a breather and be like a lot of what we've been doing has not been working What has been working to speak with these people in state houses who need to learn about Bitcoin because Bitcoin's coming their backyard What has been working from your year and a half of doing this actively and putting boots on the ground? The things that have helped the most are Well, first of all getting clear of FTX collapse. I mean that is this is what I just tweeted this out yesterday. It's like I Still can't believe that we passed two bills into law in the middle of that collapse and it was a very testy time in the space so getting clear of FTX is Only gonna help us the other is just the way we Approach the conversation around Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining the way we pitch it is that we really focus on the benefits We do not talk about the technical side We do not try to explain how Bitcoin or Bitcoin mining works We give a very brief overview if they want more information Of course, we will dive deeper with them and we are very good at doing that you always have to be ready for those questions, but It's very important to just keep it as simple as possible Most of these policymakers have not made up their minds at all about any of this stuff They hear it in the news over there. They're their nephews trading crypto You know, like they're it's like they've got stuff all over the place, you know, you got some hardline anti -crypto anti -bitcoin Democrats You know, you've got some vocal Republicans, but they're not really like hardline yet. Like there's just not a lot of like really built -in statements or viewpoints on this on this technology and So what we do is we just go in and we say okay like Out of everything you've heard a lot of some of it is true some of it is not but most importantly what we're here to do is try to explain to you the value of Bitcoin mining for your state so we pitch Bitcoin mining and we it's a five benefits I mentioned earlier it can bring jobs local investment great stability Environmental cleanup and the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects and out of those five No one ever says anything bad about it But out of those five usually a policy maker will say oh What kind of jobs does it make or like, you know, oh I I didn't know it could clean up the environment it's like an instant like gateway to being able to have a conversation about something they care about because usually you're hitting on something there like if it's not the economy if It's not the environment if it's not energy like at the local state level like those topics are huge Because the vast majority of energy policy is set at the state level. The vast majority of job creation is done at the state level And then a lot of this these like sort of decisions around how much green energy they're going to be building done at the state Level a lot of environmental stuff done in the state level Yeah, DC throws around big pockets big buckets of money at everybody and they certainly have regulations But a lot of these decisions are made by local state policymakers And so they care if they care a lot about these issues probably themselves, but also their voters care a lot about those issues Particularly the jobs one comes up a lot because we we know in the mining space that we create a lot of rule And jobs and jobs and economically depressed zones where it's very difficult to create jobs nearly impossible to create like long -lasting jobs So the moment you say oh we create jobs in rural areas. They're like boom the brain turns on like well How do you do that? Because that's really important to me As an example in New Hampshire, we've I've been there a few times now In the there's an area called the North Country. There's like no jobs It's a whole thing like they call it jobs for the North Country is like one of their pitches So when we go there and we talk about Bitcoin mining, we're like jobs for the North Country jobs for the North Country It's because it's true and it's something they care a lot about so that yeah, that's that's generally how we pitch it We do not talk about Too much about Bitcoin in the past We haven't talked too much about Bitcoin to the extent that it's like oh you're gonna need this because it's good as hedge for inflation or XYZ like we sort of stay away from that and focus on things that Like mining that we know will deliver value now, we've expanded our policy. We've expanded the way that we that we talk about it But we haven't gone into this new legislative cycle yet So yeah, that was all done everything that we just talked about that we've done and that we have done It was done in early 2023. We prep for it in early 20 or in late 2022 Now we are prepping for 2024 in late 2023 So we got we sort of have an idea of where things are gonna go and what we're gonna do and we're in a really Great position. In fact, we could be active in up to 20 states we probably won't be active in that many but we have the opportunity to be active in up to 20 states and as a Form of context we only introduced law or excuse me introduced policy in seven states, so we were only able to actually convince seven states to Try to pass our bills Whereas like this cycle, I think that number will be closer to like 10 or 15 only seven states That sounds like a lot of airline miles to me so it can be yeah. Yeah, this seems seems like a lot of work Okay, so we got a lot of that laid out Let's go and talk about some of the more aggressive headlines We've seen recently and we're speaking about the New York Times article that dropped to believe a week ago for listeners Check out that in the show notes will include that I think we also talked about the news roundup last week Essentially, there's a Cheyenne Wyoming based Bitcoin miner They are owned and operated by a Chinese national group that has some ties according to the New York Times to the Chinese Communist Party essentially the story boiled down to Microsoft is near this plant it's Bitcoin mining plant the US government has a missile siloed nearby an Air Force base nearby and Microsoft is worried that this Bitcoin mining base could be used for foreign intelligence reasons Then we also have the story down in Arkansas, which we'll get down to in a second But let's start with this first one this this thing with Chinese nationalist groups Bitcoin mining obviously to to you and I is more of an energy game and it's very simple, right? It's just like plugging machine. Let it hash I'm gonna collect some Bitcoin and then there's those five benefits you talked about to outsiders though. They're not thinking about that They're thinking about all these people coming into rural areas and even foreign investment Has that been a struggle when you've been talking to lobbyists groups or talking to people in state houses have they brought this up to you? Yeah, definitely it's um, it's a major concern I would say Most Americans like average American especially rural Americans care a lot about the encroachment of the CCP on on the United States from from a physical perspective so like from a geographical perspective they don't like the idea of a CCP owned controlled or even highly influenced business You know being next to them and then definitely not being in and around me sort of military installations I believe the location in Cheyenne is near a Also, is that the one that's also near a nuclear plant or a nuclear missile site as well? So yeah, something like that Yeah, so I share the concern like that I think the premise is like Do you want foreign adversaries to be in and around any sort of? Military installation any sort of critical infrastructure You know generally I like my stance is like I'm very like pro people coming here starting their businesses You know trying to accomplish the American dream, but at the same time We also have to be concerned about whether or not those businesses have strong links to You know the CCP or you know A lot of people care a lot about also like Russian oligarchs and their ability to influence America American politics American infrastructure you know the big argument today is that the electrical infrastructure is a critical part of national security and That we need to be doing everything we can to protect it and I agree I think that's important all of those things are important that we should we should keep an eye on them The the thing that I don't like is when the New York Times tried to spin this article as if like Bitcoin mining was some sort of like really powerful tool in the hands of the CCP like next to these sites I don't think it really matters what business was there.
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renee it's me rich and for the great one how are you i'm great thank you for taking my call sir i can prove that trump when he warned about us the swamp i can prove it's real and it's running kingman arizona i can prove it i have all the proof like q but my name is renee cranin and i can prove that judge van is corrupt that former city prosecutor megan berhalen who now works in flagstaff is corrupt i i can can prove there's all right well listen i'm sure you can and i appreciate the call renee but we can't have we can't we can't do this at this present time but i i'm i'm sure you can prove all that uh david is in staten island new york david how are you oh he's gone okay how about patrick is patrick there patrick is there patrick on the mark levin show how are you sir patrick are you there no patrick alright we'll try one more year let's try brian inclarian pennsylvania my adopted state of pennsylvania since i live in jersey but broadcast out of philadelphia brian you're on the mark 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You Think Trump Is Like Hitler? What About These U.S. Presidents?
"Come back but that's not what he did this time he moved them deep Central and South America with the United States military most of you don't know even about this unless you've listened to this show in the past see when hitler franklin roosevelt rounded up a hundred twenty thousand Americans most of whom were citizens took their homes away from their properties away from them forcibly move them to ten different internment camps nine of which are in the midwest because they were Japanese because FDR had a at a severe prejudice against japanese long before world war ii long before he was president was he hitler joe biden today on the southern border is allowing fentanyl to come into this country and kill a hundred thousand Americans a year he's allowing criminals to come in potentially terrorist to come in the inhumanity that's going on in that southern border the border is almost unspeakable to little kids and they used to jump on Trump about cages cages what's going on today? Is that Hitler? Is Biden Hitler? Is Biden Hitler? Thank Trump uses the word vermin and he's hitler you The Democrat party and their media are telling you if he's elected we're going to lose our democracy he's going to turn the Justice Department against his political enemies first of all that's exactly what's happened today secondly he will get more resistance than you can imagine of out that Department of Justice the Democrat party owns the Department of Justice but that aside it's funny how they don't call real Hitlerians Hitler many of whom are in their own business journalism journalism but you can get away with saying anything about Trump he used that word vermin no no that's Hitler and in my book Unfreedom of
A highlight from Meet Chicago Northwest with Mario Farfan
"Army veteran Mario Farfan is the account executive of meek Chicago Northwest an organization that is bringing Conferences and meetings to the northwest Chicago suburbs coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that Jop trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success And now your host Joe crane Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does It's who they are That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more learn more at Navy federal org slash join Hey today, we're talking with army veteran Mario Farfan from meek Chicago Northwest Mario welcome to the show We're looking forward to hearing which good things you're doing up there in Chicagoland So before we talk about all that takes back to us what you did in the army Yeah, absolutely. Thank you, Joe. Thank you for inviting me here today Excited to be on your podcast to share my story a little bit So, uh, well, I joined our military right at the high school literally after the graduation party the next day I was in the car with the with the recruiter Headed to all the preparation and in the other paperwork administrative stuff. So that was 19 night August 1994 I ride the South Carolina for Jackson for basic training Awesome, and you're looking through your bio your parents were Guatemalan immigrants, right? Yes. Yes, they were going from Guatemala to Chicago I came here after a long wait a wait time back in the 70s and They started their their journey in Chicago in Chicago the west side of Chicago actually humble park And that's where I was born But then they ended up moving closer to the north side And I speak in street corners because I'm from that era in Chicago is something about Chicago I know you I know you from Kansas City you mentioned as we talked earlier So we grew up on Winnipeg and Broadway, which is essentially the north side. They call it Edgewater now Back in the in the early 80s a very different area there that it is now a lot of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees And immigrants that came after the Vietnam War. I did not know this Obviously as I got older I went back and there's a digging around how I grew up Why was there so many, you know different ethnicities? So I yes, I grew up in Chicago border ways in Chicago, correct? Yes, and so Tell us a little bit about some of the things you did while you're in the army Yeah, so I was I chose my MLS was 94 Bravo back then I think it's changed 92 golf now, which is a cook essentially my thinking a 17 year old person getting Advice from many different people that weren't an army They were like Mario choose a job that it's gonna you know, not be too strenuous or dangerous So you're not gonna so I wasn't gonna be an infantry or Airborne Ranger. I knew that right away So I decided that you know, and I was interested in cooking my mother She you know love to cook so I said to myself it would be something interesting to venture in So I was a I was a cook in the military Definitely had a lot of friends because we were out in the field You know, we had the nice kitchen trailer set up with hot coffee and grill and all my military friends had to eat those MRE So they were like, hey Mario, you know, hook me up with something hot stuff like that So I definitely gained a lot of friends which was pretty cool because I started doing networking back then. I just didn't know it Yeah, great experience. So talk about your transition out of the army. Was it something you're expecting to come on quick? Were you prepared unprepared? I would say I was policy. I'm prepared to be honest So I got out on night 99. I was in Germany my last stop At the time so it was more of a pressure to stay in. That's what I remember the most It was a lot of fear a lot of you know, high pressure to stay in like what are you gonna do? So then life is not great You know stay here, you know, you can retire which I know many people do I know many people Friends that I have still they retired in Germany. They ended up just living to staying there, but my family at the time Was going through a struggle financially and I felt like I need to come home and just be back with them and support them as much as I could so I They gave me my paperwork and I was on my own. Basically. I got back to Chicago, which is very difficult right because Chicago Back, this is like 1999 2000. So just trying to you know, figure all of it out It's a lot right because it's benefits. There's paperwork. There's things that we just don't know about and I'll be honest the last Ten twenty years. I'm learning more and more, right? I Know too recently. There's just many benefits of veterans have that. We just don't know about especially when it comes to entrepreneur small business Something that I want to mention in in 2015 I started a Hispanic chamber out here in the suburbs and part of that was just thinking about how to look out for you know Hispanic business owners So now I'm thinking about better veteran business owners because I do run into them Hispanic or non -hispanic and they talk to me and say you know what? We we need better resources for our for our veteran business owners that are either starting a business On the middle of their business or just trying to figure out how to take their business to the next level So I'm always thinking about that. I'm always thinking about that. I am I am on me Chicago Northwest. That's my full -time job So so that that I'm able to incorporate it because I am I still continue to meet People from from that walk of life and as a veteran myself, I didn't have my own business, right? But If I had that information, who knows right 20 years ago Whatever 24 years ago who knows what would have happened to me when I came back, but I did what most veterans do I enrolled in college right away. It just tried to get out there in civilian life I began a 20 20 year career in banking. That's what I ended up doing so But so yes, I was a banker Assistant manager branch manager for 15 years and a regional manager up to a business banker So I did all facets of banking retail banking when it comes to helping small businesses and that's where I end in my career and and And then I decided to take a another a different Turn in my career into the what I'm doing now with me Chicago Northwest is you know working with us so still working with businesses right because associations nonprofits Diversity clubs sports clubs. Those are all businesses, right? So now all we do now in Chicago, Northwest we talk to them We we bring we try to invite them nationally, right or even internationally to the Northwest suburbs They come out and see what we have to offer so they can have the conferences the conventions or their meetings here. So That was a long answer. I know Back to what you said if I just one of five my transition If I had to rate it, I'll probably give it a one or two. It was it was it wasn't it was not great Yeah, it was not great. So sounds like you ultimately landed Well now I don't I'm not real familiar with the Chicago suburbs But is the Northwest Chicago suburbs primarily Hispanic or have a heavily Hispanic influence or I know she says something about you were targeting more Hispanic Since you're probably fluent in Spanish targeting the Spanish business network Yeah, great question so Chicago in itself state of Illinois itself has a large Hispanic population in itself city Chicago obviously is the largest city which is a heavy heavy Hispanic presence in the suburbs is starting to change, right? You have also an Asian presence Middle Eastern Indian presence, so it's starting to change very very a lot of Backgrounds and cultures Polish as well are out here in the suburbs It's all a mix but I would say definitely in the last 10 20 years the suburbs people have migrated Either to work out here in the suburbs to live out here go to school out here Public schools is a challenge, right? I I went to public schools. So hey, I made it I mean, I made it but it's not it's not easy Joe. I'll tell you that especially when I grew up in the 80s was definitely not easy, but So the answer to that would be yeah Yes, the the suburbs are being more diverse across not just Hispanic so the reason I started the Hispanic Chamber Joe because there's this Hispanic chamber in the city downtown on most people that live in the suburbs don't want to travel You know, it could be an hour for traffic an hour into the city just to go get resources and help So I figured why not have something here for them where they can go and get resources Find out about grants or how to start a business or get the paperwork in order So that's kind of how why I started to need I need that I saw in the suburbs in the middle Which wasn't there awesome? 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A highlight from 1459: THIS Is Why BlackRock Is Betting So BIG On Bitcoin
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, Max Keiser. If Michael Saylor move micro strategy to El Salvador, the tax break would allow him to buy more, much, much more preach. Also in today's show, FTX files a billion dollar lawsuit against Bybit over asset withdrawals. I'll be breaking this down for you, as well as former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Powell says Ethereum is about to outperform Bitcoin as crypto enters late spring. We're also going to be discussing crypto analyst as Bitcoin is flashing a signal that previously sent Bitcoin on a rally over 400 percent. Send it. Let's freaking go. We'll also be sharing the big question with the Bitcoin price action hit one hundred thousand dollars by twenty twenty four. I'll be sharing with you the potential drivers to turn this to a reality. We're also going to be discussing why BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is betting so big on Bitcoin. Also, Michael Saylor was just recently asked during his November 10th speech at the twenty twenty three Australia Crypto Convention to provide his prediction for Bitcoin regarding the price trajectory over the next coming years. I'll be breaking this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market. All this plus so much more in today's show.
A highlight from BCB134_ANDY SCHOONOVER: Fiscal & Physical Health
"Which might as well be Darth Vader, right? Like we're screwing Darth Vader, right? Like nobody cares if Darth Vader gets screwed, right? And what we're trying to say is like, no, no, no, you're screwing me, a human being who has to ultimately pay for this. This is the Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast, a show where average Joe firefighters explore the most important monetary technology of the 21st century. We talk Bitcoin, we talk finance, and we talk shit. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome in. Glad you're here for another week on Blue Collar Bitcoin. This time around, Josh and myself, Dan, got the pleasure of spending an hour with Andy Schoonover. After attending Stanford Business School, Andy has built an impressive entrepreneurial and business resume. Since 2021, he's been the founder and CEO of CrowdHealth, a company looking to completely redefine the meaning of healthcare in today's society. Andy also hosts a great show called the Sovereign Health Podcast, and he's a dead serious Bitcoiner. He recorded this episode from the Bitcoin Commons in Austin, Texas, for Pete's sake. You'll be able to tell right away Andy was practically born with a microphone in front of his face, and this chat was substantive. We cover the importance of creating a work -life balance, why the medical -industrial complex is so opaque and so expensive, and what CrowdHealth is doing to fix it, metabolic health, butt -naked ice baths, and much more. We think that you'll agree after listening to Andy that what CrowdHealth is pioneering is truly badass. If you have healthcare needs, and you want to cut your costs and support human beings rather than large insurance companies, CrowdHealth is more than worth a peek. You can come and go as you please, month to month, no stupid commitments, no confusing bullshit. And if you so choose, you can use code BLUE for a significant discount on your first six months. Lastly, as price starts heading north, I'm going to take time to remind all of you folks to self -custody your freaking Bitcoin. If you don't hold the private keys, you hold a Bitcoin IOU, not the real thing. Someone else is your Bitcoin Dom. Assuming you're not a sub, take custody yourself folks, or at the very least start learning how this process works. Our go -to solution for storing our Bitcoin private keys is the Cold Card. It's extremely secure, easy to use, and Bitcoin only. We've used these bad boys for years. They simply work. You can use code BCB, that's BCB, for a delectable discount on Cold Card, and click the CoinKite link down in our notes to see discounts on a variety of other CoinKite products, including the BlockLocks. Josh, Andy, Schoonover, Daniel, is here. In usual fashion, we just got a lot of good stuff out of the way before we click record, but we'll have to leave that up to the audience's imagination, right, Andy? We got some saucy stuff on the Sovereign Health podcast just before we click record that we can't disseminate to the world, unfortunately, now. We are. It's locked in. We're going to have to tread lightly in this one too, Andy, because we're going to be talking, I'm sure, quite a bit about being paramedics, about our day job. We actually had an incident in our last episode where this happened a couple of times on this show where we get a little too specific and we're like, wait, could that really fuck us down the road if a chief listened to that? We've got to basically go, this happened to someone we know at a neighboring department years ago, whatever story that we're about to just throw out there. Didn't happen with us. It happened with somebody else far, far away. Twenty years ago, we knew a guy that worked somewhere else that once had a patient where this went down. Friend of a friend. Exactly. Yeah. Well, good to hang out with you guys. It's been about, what, about a year since we last hung out. So appreciate y 'all having me on. I think about exactly. Now is the time. You know, everybody's thinking about healthcare for next year. So I appreciate y 'all having me on this time of year. As always, last year was super fun. So I'm sure we will not disappoint this time around. No, we won't. Yeah. We just finished open enrollment at the department. It's like herding cattle too. Like the, you know, they send out the initial email from HR, you get half of the firemen that do it. Another week goes by. You've got stragglers. You got to kind of get the shepherd's crook around their neck, pull them in the pen. It's like when you do a sexual harassment training, you know, nobody wants to do it. Like who wants to sit there and they want to click through, like, don't touch anyone on the penis. Don't look at anyone's ass, obviously like, yes, yes, I know I'll take the bullshit quiz. I'll get 75 % on it and I'll move on with my day. You guys went that direction. I was thinking more like doing taxes every year. Like it's one of those things like you hate doing, you know, we're actually going to put up a post either today or tomorrow on Twitter around, like do this once and never have to worry about it again. Cause we don't have open enrollments at crowd help. Like it's month to month. If you want to quit next month, if you want to quit in four years, you can quit in four years. Our average person's, you know, with us for two and a half or three years or something like that. So, um, you know, it takes five minutes to sign up. You never have to worry about it again. How beautiful is that? That's worth its weight in gold. Sure is. Yeah. I heard you when you were on with breed love, one of my main takeaways that everyone listening is thinking is why is the system and, and even just your plan, take it. If you've had a health insurance plan, an HMO, a PPO, whatever it is, it is one of the most confusing things anyone ever comes across. I consider myself squared away on so many fronts can, can read through these documents, generally understand them when it comes to healthcare.
A highlight from Macro-Economy vs Crypto with EconomicNinja
"All right, so lots of influential factors right now in the markets today from real estate, what we're dealing with, with inflation, and also banking issues that really could affect your strategy going forward around crypto or real estate, all those kinds of things. We're going to bring in a special guest today to kind of break this down. This is going to be a good one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today is the Economic Ninja. If you guys don't follow him, hit him up over on YouTube as the Economic Ninja. Great to have you on the show, Ninja. Hey, Paul, thank you so much for having me on. So let's get into a couple of topics around the current state of the markets, we'll call it. Some of the things that are happening right now, obviously around jobs, we saw, of course, COBY kind of reporting on this, 150 ,000 jobs in October. This was below the expectations of 180. And it's likely that this is highly underreported in the sense of real job loss overall. When you look at some of the research and the data that you're doing, I know on your own YouTube channel, you look at the current situation with jobs as they are and where those jobs are coming from, because they're coming from places that are not necessarily even job growth areas. Do you feel like this is a major catalyst for a potential oncoming recession or do you think this is kind of a natural evolution of these down markets? Well, you've got a couple of different factors at play. One is that the government is not reporting the truth in the way that it should be reported. It actually gives out the facts and figures. But one fact and figure that they really go a little light on is the headlines come out and they say that employment's increasing, employment's great. But what's increasing is part time jobs, not full time jobs. When you see it seems to be right now about for every one full time job that's taken away, taken off the market, that's somebody that's fully employed, has hopefully some type of benefits package, has insurance, things like that. For every job that's taken away full time, we add about three to four part time jobs. And a lot of this is because of government overregulation where governments have stepped in and they tell employers, hey, if your employees are employed at a minimum 30 hours a week, that's considered full employment. So we want you to give them benefits so easily. And it makes sense. Companies go, OK, we're going to start pulling back and giving certain employees like twenty eight hours a week so that they stay right underneath that threshold. So that's one factor that's really not explained very well. Another thing is that the Federal Reserve is hell bent to raise unemployment. And this is what normally happens during a tightening cycle. The reason why the Federal Reserve has to tighten anything is because inflation got out of control. The Fed has always had an inflation mandate. Their numbers are two percent, which we all know inflation runs a lot hotter year after year, over two percent. But again, they're moving these metrics are changing the goalposts. And so now that inflation has gotten away, they need to tighten. One of the ways to tighten is to cause unemployment. Well, how does the Federal Reserve cause employment? It puts the pressure, turns the screws on to the employer in the form of less money being lent out into the market, higher interest rates, things like that. Do you feel like this is just the beginning of the iceberg in terms of jobs available, true unemployment spiking into possibly some people out there have even pushed out into what we could see? If you look back at some of the recessions in the past where we see double digit unemployment over 10 percent, do you think that is even possible with the current status here in the United States? Yeah, 100 percent, I completely believe that by the time we hit a bottom, we will be well into double digit unemployment numbers. Let's give the car industry as an example, we've seen numerous auto lenders completely pull out of the market. The latest large auto lender that pulled out of the market was Bank of Montreal. Now, if you think about it just from that aspect, that means that there are less lenders lending into the market, allowing people to be able to buy a car because most people and I'll tell you, I've got a car for sale right now around nine thousand dollars. There's not a lot of phone calls. My phone's not ringing off the hook. And the reason why is because people don't have the cash to buy it. They need to finance nine thousand dollars. And so they're having a harder time because their interest rates are so much higher. Why? Well, one of the reasons not only the Fed raising rates and the bond market going crazy, but also since there's less lenders in the market, a lot of these auto lenders have to take a certain stance on risk. And they go, hey, if we're going to loan at a certain amount of money into the market with the certain average credit user or the person that needs a loan, they have a credit score of X or they've got bills of Y. They've got to ask higher rates. So the problem is now you've got employment being affected there, too, because if there are less car loans going out, there are less auto salesman employed. There are less people working behind the desk giving those loans out. I know that might seem real small, but when you look at it from a twenty thousand foot view perspective, you start really thinking about just one little step where the Federal Reserve makes it so impossible for a bank to loan money to someone that chain effect that going down the stairs, stepping down from one job loss, two jobs lost, three job loss after a while, it starts just multiplying. So a lot of factors here that you're mentioning and you look at this because we're talking about potentially still job numbers going up, if job numbers and when I say job numbers in the sense of unemployment, if it does go up, wouldn't that kind of align with what Powell's directive is, which is job loss goes up, inflation numbers start to reduce and we see what we could see, which is maybe that target of two percent. Do you think that's achievable in, say, the next two to five years? What is your thoughts on what Chair Powell is looking at in terms of hitting that target? Yeah, so I actually believe that you're going to see a two percent inflation rate in five years, maybe six, and the reason why is because we're going to have an epic crash before then. The Federal Reserve historically does not start touching or pivoting its rates until we see about 20, 25 percent taking off the major indexes of the stock market. It takes a lot more than just a housing correction to do that. If you look back on when the Fed started to really pivot last time was 2007, which was in line with not only a housing correction, but also the stock market indexes started really trending lower. It wasn't until it hit its crescendo between September of 2008 and the spring of 2009. But you also have to remember, too, the Federal Reserve did not have its repurchase window open until January of 2009. So we'd already seen a massive haircut off of stock market indexes. We saw a massive haircut off of home valuations well before they even opened up the repurchase window. Now, what's different this time is that the repurchase window has been opened for quite some time. We have over 700 banks failing. That's from the Federal Reserve, not from me. We are seeing an epic crash in the banking sector. But tying this back into like what you were saying with the pivot and the unemployment numbers, the unemployment numbers are actually showing positive. If people don't really disseminate them, it's showing that employment strong, but it's strong in the wrong way. We're getting more part time and under employed employees and we're losing these full time jobs. As a matter of fact, we are already seeing the month of October has been impressive as far as job losses because we're seeing companies shave 10 percent of its workforce or at least are announcing that they're about to lay off 10 percent. Even Citigroup came out September and they said we're going to lay off an undisclosed amount of people and then we'll really let you know in a couple of months. And the reason why they said that they're preparing people. They don't want everyone jumping ships. They don't want everyone to know exactly what they're doing. But at the same time, they're trying to appease their shareholders because they're trying to keep their shareholders from selling their stock. And they're saying, hey, we've got a plan. Don't worry, everything's be fine. Very similar to what happened with WeWork. WeWork gave you the idea in the last couple of months. Hey, we don't see ourselves really going forward in the normal direction. We're going to have to start talking to our creditors and starting to try and renegotiate leases. And now you find them in bankruptcy. So we're in that situation where CEOs are trying their hardest to keep their shareholders calm. We saw that with Lowe's and Home Depot back in the spring where they said the consumer has changed. And they're trying to give you very interesting ways of wording or wordsmithing. Please don't panic. Don't sell our shares because we're essentially screwed right now. Some of the things I want to kind of point to, Fed has lost control, bank collapsed, commercial real estate disaster, pension fund devastation. Something is running up quickly. This is kind of the topic around what's happening overall. And then I want to play a clip from Peter Saint -Ange on what's happening in Switzerland. Let me just jump to this clip real quick and let you listen in. In an ominous sign for our coming financial crisis, Switzerland is considering locking people into failing banks using capital controls that would stop depositors from withdrawing their money. I talked about this in a previous video, so -called friction tech that would lock depositors into dying banks, forcing them to go down with the ship so no banker is left behind. The Fed has also been pushing such controls in a series of papers ever since Silicon Valley Bank went down back in March. So specifically, Switzerland's considering limiting withdrawals to 50 ,000 Swiss francs per year. Franc is about a dollar. Larger withdrawals would be subject to a three month notice period. So you'd have to wait three months. I'm going to pause it there. So it isn't, in fact, taking place in Switzerland, but they're looking at doing this. Remember, if you look at the European Union, about six months ahead of us in terms of the economic cycles and they're obviously already in a recession. If something like that, if the Fed were to come in and put those kind of controls in to kind of avert what happened at Silicon Valley. How do you think consumers would respond to that retail? I mean, because everybody is already on edge with this and now I'm going to have a limit on what I could pull out of my bank. What are your thoughts on how Americans would say, OK, we're OK with that? This has actually been happening for over a decade. We've seen times of banking crisis and I guess the ruble would be one of the most recent examples. And there was some examples in certain Slavic countries where they were told that they were only allowed to withdraw a certain amount of money per day when there's an actual banking crisis. And it's happening in America right now in cryptocurrency. If you have a Coinbase account, you know if you deposit some money, wire it that day, it shows in your account. You could buy Bitcoin with it all day long, but you can't withdraw that Bitcoin for 72 hours. It's because they are insolvent. That's a derivative. And most people don't understand how that works. And so these are great signs when you see countries start to say, hey, we're looking at doing this or you look at what's just going on with Bank of America and some other key banks just a few days ago where they had a quote unquote glitch. And I'm going to tell you, this is sort of the conspiracy theory side. I don't believe that these are glitches that just accidentally happened. There are some that happen, but it's also a test to see how depositors react. And that test was a few days ago. Your deposits were coming into your bank, but it might take a day or two or maybe three for you to be able to access that money because there was a glitch. And really what that is, is the ability for bankers to be able to see how the public reacts to such an event. And those are things that I'm reporting on all the time. I'm sure you are. And I think people need to take heed. So what can you do? First thing is separate your risk. And that is big multinational banks, local regional banks and credit unions. But then also, you don't have to have all of your finances in paper as well. You could actually get alternative assets.
A highlight from James Lavish: Disaster in Bond Market Auction, Chinese Bank Hack, Bitcoin Price and ETFs
"It was ugly. I mean, it was a wake up call. And if you don't think that the Treasury was scrambling around wondering what the heck is going on, you're crazy. Hello, and welcome to the Coin Stories podcast, where we get to explore the future of money, business, technology, and Bitcoin's revolutionary promise to boost economic prosperity around the world. I'm Natalie Brunell, and I'm here to learn with you. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the discussions should constitute as official investment advice, and you should always do your own research. Please make sure you're subscribed to the show and hit that notifications button so you never miss out on any new episodes. This show is made possible and the content is free thanks to partnerships with companies I trust. And I'm very picky about who I choose to partner with. So I hope you take the time to listen to the ad reads throughout the show. Thanks for joining me. And if you're watching this on YouTube and want to see more videos like it, make sure to hit that like button. All right, it's time for the show. The debt spiral is accelerating. Welcome back to the show. I'm doing a last minute episode with macro analyst James lavish, author of the information as newsletter. James, thanks so much for joining me. Oh, it's great to be here. Natalie, always good to talk to you. Well, before we go into this disastrous 30 year Treasury auction, which I want to learn all about, let's start with what happened last week because the Treasury made an announcement about how much it's going to need to borrow. So why don't you fill us in on that first? Yeah, so the Treasury has to have this refunding every single quarter and they announce what they're going to do. They kind of give the market a signal so people can prepare. The investors can can can get ready for the auctions that are going to be kind of coming up. And so last week there was there was the Fed was talking. They were giving their their decision on the rates. And on the same day, the Treasury was giving this release or going to release this information to the street and tell them what the plan was. Well, it was it's been so important. What's been going on in the US Treasury is that almost all of the spotlight was on this on Wednesday. It was not on Powell for the first time in a very long time. As you know, you've been you've been watching this for a while. And and so it was it was pretty surprising. But in reality, it's not that surprising to people like me and some other investors who have been watching the bond market pretty closely recently. And what happened was they announced that they were going to borrow seven hundred and seventy six billion dollars, a few billion dollars less than the market expected. That's number one. And so the market fourth quarter. Right. That's the fourth quarter. And so the market got took that is OK. That's that's good. So maybe they have spending under control. But just remember that we are running a two trillion dollar deficit right now. So that's that spending is not under control. But the second thing they did is they announced that they would be borrowing on the shorter end of the curve. They would continue to be putting out T -bills and shorter term notes so that they would be able to draw capital out of the reverse repo facility. We'll talk about that in a minute. But basically, they were saying they're going to be borrowing on the short end of the curve, not as much on the long end of the curve, like they're not going to be borrowing at first. They're not going to be issuing 30 year bonds, quite as as many of them as the market expected. In reality, they announced they were going to borrow another twenty three billion and or twenty four billion. And the past auction was like twenty three billion. It's in line with and maybe a little bit less than what the street expected. Remember, everything that the market works around expectations. You've seen this happen all the time. If a company comes out with dismal earnings, but they were a little bit less worse than people expected, the stock could actually go up. It's just the way that the street works.
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"They? Were they? Are we going to point fingers or yell at people? Just days after he received backlash over a disgusting and bigoted attack on a Pakistani American journalist. Well, what did he do? What did he say? Look on this program we know who Ali Velshi is and Mehdi Hassan and they're Israel haters. It may well be worse. We do have an audio after all. So why is media coming to their defense? And why are they character hearing John Podhortz who's been the publisher commentary well thinker -known American Jewish can't really say Ali Velshi and Mehdi Hassan are well -known thinkers. They're attack dogs. Podhortz who in recent weeks flashed out blah blah blah. After Velshi reported that the Hamas run Palestinian Ministry of Health says 10 ,022 Palestinians have been killed and 1 .5 million displaced from their home since October 7th Podhortz responded the Hamas one Ali Velshi uses data from us and tries to make himself clean by calling it Hamas run isn't that true why don't you tell us the numbers John shot back Velshi or would you like to just continue to live in your fantasy world where Palestinians get killed and no one counts or cares why does nobody counter care that doesn't mean you take numbers from a genocidal terrorist regime and use their numbers Velshi and that's his point you don't have the numbers nobody has the numbers so the default position isn't to use a terrorist organization now is it is it media I you see folks we are watching MSNBC and CNN we are watching the New York Times in the Washington Post we are watching all of these Israel hating platforms including now he auto repair costs are up nearly twenty percent from last year that's four times the rate of inflation so when you enroll in a car protection plan through car shield you can look forward to the following car shield offers protection plans starting as low as $100 a month with flexible month -to -month coverage no long -term contracts and options to fit everybody's budget they have repair coverage for up to five thousand parts and you have
A highlight from Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming! | Mass Effect Teaser Trailers | Legend of Zelda movie | Spiderman is Spiderman #424
"We're live, what's up everybody this is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi4, the best gaming podcast number... four, two, four, four hundred and twenty four man. How many have you been on? How many podcasts have you been on? Probably. Do you mean like since I became a co -host? Yeah, since you started. Even if you had the old ones. Or the Patreon? Because you were on a bunch in the first, you know, you jumped in. I remember back in 2018 we did a bunch of, we did game awards and shit. We did a bunch of, you know, events and stuff like that. We did a bunch of E3s. I hopped on a bunch of, a couple internationals. The first one I ever did was just a Patreon one, which was really fun. That's when I, do you realize, there's two games I always talk about and it's Near and Those two games were recommended by you in that first Patreon podcast. That's how I found out about them. That's how long you've been doing them? They were in the original Patreon podcast? They're in the original Patreon podcast and then, yeah, before I became a co -host, yeah, I feel like I come on like twenty, thirty times or something and then ever since then it's been every week, right? Yeah, I think you were on probably the most out of, you know, like the people who come on and join. I think you were on the most before and that you and Johnny was on quite a bit, which is why we, I was like a regular, you know, just like coming in sometimes and yep, coming in hot. What's up? Everybody in chat? People are asking about the ads. Are they real? No, those are, I mean, manscraper. Come on, man. Come on, bro. Those ain't real. That would be, that would be ridiculous. Well, you know what? These days. Josh L, $2 Super Chat. Will Gilf Island have microtransactions? Yeah. See, if you know that sometimes YouTubers make games, if I made a game, it would be Gilf Island and it would be a point and click like Leisure Suit Larry, but with just grandmothers, just hockey island, but like Monkey Island, but half Gilf Hot Gilf's. Yeah, be Gilf Island. What's the, so, so do you have like a distinction between Gilf and, and Cougar or, yeah, see, that's, that's the thing. I personally, I think Cougar's just replaced the number of kids you may have had. So Cougar doesn't matter if you've had kids where Gilf is like grandmother, you know. You have to be a grandmother. Yeah. You have to be a grandmother. So even if you were like a 40 year old grandmother, you'd be a Gilf. You would be a Gilf. Yeah. Technically. But again, we're changing all the slang. So who knows? If there's like an 18 year old with a, with a, that has a son or a daughter, she'd be a MILF. That doesn't sit well. She would. It doesn't sit well. It doesn't sit well. It does. It doesn't sit well when you look at like how we've changed. Like the way we. MILF has to be at least 40, you know. Yeah, right. Exactly. Because at some point you're getting into, well, not into creep zone, especially if you're 20 and that person's 20, but it's still, it's a little weird. Right. Yeah. Sup everybody. Thank you for joining us. We're going to be talking about GTA 6 and the announcement of an announcement. I got to tell you, I just did this on Twitter. I just said, okay. Cause they said, you know, we're, we're happy to announce that at some point we'll have an announcement. And I was just like, come on guys. Do you think they're going to do in game awards? They never do that. They don't. They don't. Rockstar doesn't want to share the rock, rockstar is big enough to not share the limelight with E3. Yeah. They could literally just release a YouTube video and it'll be good, man. Right. Yeah. So I don't know, but it could be, it would be a big get for the game awards to have the big first ever get for the game awards, not for rockstar. They don't need that publicity. Exactly. No. In fact, it would be in a way worse because I know a lot of people who aren't going to watch and aren't interested at all in the game awards. So it's like, you know, there'll be parsing out. We even do that sometimes where we parse out trailers after an event. Yeah. So, yeah. But I mean, they said there was going to be an announcement of announcement what for the last six months we've seen leaked data on it. What did you think? Have you seen some of the leaked, um, like our footage? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She has a fucking ass joy dude. I noticed that as well, I was like that's that's a interrupt those pain. Those pants are tight. Yeah. That's all I got from that. But. That's all you got. Not yet. It's not that I didn't. All I saw was like the Ba -Donca game over there. Like I didn't I didn't really. You know, I didn't really want to look at too many leaks. Yeah. Right? On why I just just went on. Um, it was just a game in progress. Like, didn't they go after a leaker? Probably, yeah, yeah, they did. Actually, they did. They did. But you know, with Rockstar, especially, you know that it's like a spoiler for a trailer, you know what I mean? Yeah, you know, like it's, it's just, it's, it's a Rockstar game, dude. It's, you know, doesn't happen that many. Yeah, you don't want to really, um, we'll put the GTA five thing there. Well, um, I think overall, I don't really want to see too much because like we were talking earlier, I asked everybody what they wanted to see from GTA five or GTA six. And dude, I would never want to be a developer. The ideas that everybody came up with were so cross in cahoots, like they wouldn't work together, you know, people saying I want a four by somebody else said I wanted a strategy. Somebody else said I want Anarchy and a deep characterization. The other person said I want deep customization and no, I want to be the character which I get both of those. I understand both of those sides, but it was I was reading it just going, dude, seriously, if you were a dev and you were reading the thought process on that, you'd be like, we're fucked. No one. Dude, imagine, man, being a dev must suck ass because your customers are gamers, man. Yeah, it's got to be the worst. It's got to be rough because they're and there are gamers who are embedded in GTA to the point of being like, yeah. Okay. For example, we had a big discussion yesterday. I said every announcements been about two years, so they show it and then they announce it and I said one of the reasons why I thought this would make sense for another two years is because they've got to tell people quit buying shit in GTA 4 or GTA 5. Sorry. They've got to do the thing where they don't say it, but they're like just so, you know, GTA 6 is coming. So you might want to not spend a hundred K and GTA 5 and shark cards, but it's like I don't quite know, you know, how they're going to handle that how they're going to say online. Did they release something new for shark tard shark tards? Sorry shark cards. I don't know. I don't know. I cuz oh, go ahead. I don't know. I don't know if you'd agree with me on this. So it'd be nice obviously to like transfer stuff, you know what I mean? Yep, but at the same time dude, it's a new game and you already this is the game you chose to spend. It's like, you know, I mean, it's a the games are not like a year apart. You know what I mean? They're like they're like what like 10 years apart, right? It's just a whole new. I mean, I don't see, you know, if they if they were like, hey, we noticed that your account had like this character with that much shit and you know, we're going to give you a little booster going to give you some stuff that be cool for them, but I'm at the same time. I'd be I mean, I haven't paid much, you know, I don't I wonder what how they would feel but I feel like, you know, it wouldn't be a big deal if they were just like, yeah, this is just a new game start start from scratch, right? I don't know if you'd agree with that or not. Yeah, I think it's diminishing. They'll do a diminishing refund where they're like if you had a hundred thousand you get a thousand if you had a million points of things bought you get five thousand, you know, they'll be a percentage maybe but that's why I think the two years make sense. You announce it now you got two years and you're really telling people behind the scenes. Hey, listen, man in two years GTA 6 is going to be at but GTA 5 isn't going to go away. It didn't go away with red. It's not thank God. But yeah, and gta4 didn't go away and gta4 didn't go away. I mean, well, I don't know what there is in GTA. Is there even an online though and gta4 fucking okay. Yeah, I don't think there is but I don't think what gta5 they would close it down. I just think they'll yeah, they might have a diminishing, you know, return kind of thing where they look at a percentage. Yeah, because otherwise dude, it's a lot the Shrike $5 stupid. I just lost my left bullet using my lawnmower to shave my nuts lawyers details, please. Oh for the for the man scraper commercial. Yeah, I think when you look at like GTA 6 man, what I want to see is want to see a larger world in size a bigger city and then bigger out of bounds. I don't need three cities. People are talking about multiple cities. I don't think it needs to be just cause either. I just wouldn't like to because GTA 5 is good, but you can cover GTA 5 pretty quick. I did the walk in the walk and you can walk to one edge the other pretty quickly not quickly and like, you know what I mean in game, you know, sure. Yeah, it's not eight hours. What are you what I'm wondering about as well. Well, it's always Rockstar there, you know, they're going to like push the push it even more. But what I was wondering I always wonder about this Red Dead. They were able to do what they did with the Red Dead because it's not a fully developed world. So every single NPC you me has his own scripting and and you can talk to them and they react and there's so much detail in that and then like encounters that might happen. Now. I'm sure encounters can definitely happen and GTA but I wonder I wonder if they're going to hate have scripting for every sink dude, like there's no way right like it's super populated. I get it's a city. There's no way they're going to script maybe they're going to do some crazy tech voodoo smart shit where they do some like AI scripting, you know, what I mean or something like that, but I don't see them, you know, but but it'd be it'd be awesome man. If GTA on the scale that it is had the same type of detail and and and density has read that that'd be that be insane man. And I always wonder about that. Like like what what direction maybe they're just too completely there two completely different games going two completely different routes, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I mean, it'll be the first ones based on SSD and NVMe. Yeah, so my personal opinion is they'll do a lot of loading behind the scenes NPCs. They'll do what Ubisoft does where they you know, they sample less scripting for the farther out the end of the guy is and so you're up close guys. There is a lot going on but looking at the footage here. There's a lot of places in GTA 5 where there isn't a ton of traffic and people and then depending on the time frame depending on the city. There is a lot I think they can probably do something that's very close to Red Dead plus a lot of cheats. They're going to have a ton of cheats. Yeah, 100 percent Legion had a ton of really good despite anybody's love or hate for Watchdogs Legion. If you watch their GDCs, they had some really smart ways of basically having one person sort of running a group of people and and it was like using their senses instead of everybody's and then informing others and sort of like fear did with its with its AI and stuff. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be able to work it out. It is over. They'll definitely have some cool stuff because of the new consoles. I mean base PS5 base Xbox series S and X they can do a lot with those is this so Red Dead came out 2018. That was almost that was like towards the end of the console life cycle. I believe now we're in the middle of it and it's interesting because even GTA GTA was at the very very they pushed the shit out of those systems. Remember Xbox 360 PS 3 like that was at the very very end the cusp. So it's interesting. This is going to be the first well, maybe I don't know how they usually they announce a game and then and then release it like a couple months later, right? So I'm assuming that it's going to be released 2024. Well, all GTA's have had two years exactly after announcement. Yeah, I looked my spot. Yeah. Yeah. They delayed GTA 5 by a couple months, but it was okay. Yeah, they so for with like two years to your two years two years and GTA I think for that probably makes sense because it also gives you some room to sort of identify where you are. Also, if you look at the alphas, dude, they're not very good. So we're seeing footage that I assume is somewhat current when people leak it. Yeah, that's got a long ways to go and a long ways in Rockstar terms, of course, is different than everybody else, but they could do it at the end of 2024. But I think more like or sorry, starting in 2025, the end of 2024, but I think it'll be probably end of 2025 or 2026. How Red Dead was released a couple months after, right? Right. A couple months after what? The announcement. Yeah, see that one I didn't track because Red Dead was, Red Dead was leaked many years prior. So I don't know. Yeah, I don't. Yeah. I mean, we've all we and we knew just we know about GTA 6 until today. They didn't announce it, but we knew it was being made too. So it is. And we knew GTA 4 was being made. I'm thinking of the deep dive trailers, you know, when they when they like when they released the Red Dead deep dive. Yeah. When they did like the 20 minute or 30 minute, like this is the game mechanics this way, you'd be that that was close to release. So maybe maybe they did like a teaser way before for sure. I mean, I'm excited whenever it could come out tomorrow and I would play it, it come out in two years and I could play it come out four years and I play it. I do also think that they've talked about not punching down in humor and all that stuff, which I think is really weird because that's sort of that's sort of what it's known for and why I think a lot of people there's a little bit of like cathartic kind of, you know, just like some of the stuff you would never say, but these characters say and so you find it funny like a comedian who's edgy or what we know for sure. Yeah, so I want to see how they're going to handle that how they're going to handle characterization of those two characters. Sicilian Gamer, $5 Super Chat thoughts on Boogie documentary. He spent $200 on prostitutes instead of his mortgage. Oh, God. What is Boogie? Boogie has been on a spiral since who's for a while now. Is Boogie the fat guy? He's heavyset and he did a lot of Xbox stuff. He did. I think he had like he was one guy from Xbox come over. Yeah. It was known for his like character that likes to drink a lot of I think Mountain Dew as you drink Mountain Dew. Francis. Francis. Flipping up the table thing. That shit, that shit. But then he went into like this whole rabbit hole of depression and I don't know. I think he's mentally unwell or something. So yeah, I don't know what's going on with that. Yeah. I personally would just say I don't like documentaries on people anyway, like everybody's personal life like everybody loves to pretend they're perfect in the real world. No one is. For sure. Never met anybody in my life and I mean that's what I did for you. Instagram filters. Instagram filter of life, right? So it's like I just don't care and I would never watch it like. You know there are like full on studios that would that would like that's where like there's full on studios and I know that like some of my some I have like friends who are Instagram like you know e -girls and shit and they tell me like they take they take a picture in Instagram like they're on they're in a private jet or like on the boat with that's all fake. Yeah, it's all that's all fake. Yeah. Yeah, it's all fake. It's it's yeah. Yeah here there's a guy who rents out his jet for Instagram models. So he'll rent out the jet. Yeah, they're coming to the tarmac take photos. Yeah. Yeah, and literally literally there's there's a lot of a lot of jet owners or speedboat owners or boats or yachts or whatever they say people just want to go there take videos with them. Like like fucking opening champagne and shit and ruining dirtying up their whole oh God the world. Yeah, I hate it. Number one says Red Dead 2 reveal was also two years prior to release. So yeah, you were probably thinking of those deep dives. I don't track that too much. I only do with GTA.
A highlight from Taiwan's Next Embracing Bitcoin?! | EP 863
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going on forever. You're against Bitcoin. You're against freedom. Yo, what's up? We are back. We're back for another episode of Simply Bitcoin. And today is an interesting story. I did have to do some deep dive for this one. So game theory is heating up in China, guys. The first reading of Taiwan's crypto bill passes. And depending on the source, Taiwan might be on the verge of making Bitcoin legal tender January 24th. It almost seems like this is happening. It's almost like it's inevitable. And Taiwan is embracing Bitcoin. And we all know the saga between China, that we know that we won China policy. We've been covering this all year. And we know how many times China banned Bitcoin. They banned mining. We've seen even Taiwan themselves try to ban Bitcoin. But of course, you can't ban Bitcoin. You can only ban yourself from Bitcoin. And even this week, on Mainland, Hong Kong has been mulling over whether they are going to embrace an ETF as well. So it really makes you wonder. And if you go back for a couple episodes, Niko and I went over this, the idea of maybe China is using different proxies to embrace Bitcoin after officially banning Bitcoin. The dip last we saw, I think that was 2021 now, it's all a blur at this point. Some days they're banning it. Some days they're embracing it. Well, it seems like China or Taiwan, forgive me, is about to make Bitcoin legal tender. And remember, one of the IRLs we did, we had a friend come on here and I'm blanking on exactly which one it was. But he said basically that what they mean when they say crypto is really Bitcoin and they do not talk about what they have under their mattress. So whenever you're hearing crypto come out from the Asian countries, from China in particular, remember that they know what we know. It is Bitcoin only. And there's Bitcoin and then there's other cryptos. Anyways, Bitcoin's global game theory chess match is playing out in real time, guys. And as a Bitcoiner, you just love to see it. The Mexican standoff is continuing to get spicier. It's continuing to heat up. And it's going to be very interesting to see which countries get left behind, which countries don't embrace hard money. And also in that same vein, which countries are fighting their citizenry. And as we always say, forcing them to have fun staying poor. Anyways, welcome to Simply Bitcoin. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture and nomadic warfare. We bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world, from the biggest names to the everyday Bitcoiner. We got them all and we will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And of course, I am not here alone, guys. I am here with Dell, the funky hodl sapien. How are you doing this morning, Dell? Good. I'm dandy. I'm chilling, relaxing, moisturized in my own lane, sitting in a 45 gallon tub of lotion right now. It feels pretty luxurious. Absolutely love it. OK, well, Dell, what are we going to cover on the culture today? We're going to cover that you can't really stop the Internet. You can't stop things from happening the way you want it to. I imagine most of the people that come to this channel are interested in Bitcoin surviving. That's my assumption. There might be some people that come pass by like, oh, what's this all about? But I get the impression that the regulars that I see in the chat, you're Roman, you're wine a kiss. Tyler Durden, what I'm not going to try and talk for wine a kiss. He's a he's a he's a strange cat. That one is people that I see in day in and day out. They're people that are they understand Bitcoin to some degree. They like it to some degree. And they're yeah, thumbs up to that Bitcoin thing. But the idea that it could die or shut down is not something that a lot of us think about all that much. We're like, oh, it can't happen. But here's a question for you, Opti. If you were given a challenge, let's say let's say somebody comes along, Michael Saylor, whatever anybody that you know has the money to say, I'm going to give you a million dollar bounty to shut down Bitcoin. Could you do that? You think you could? Not for a million. There's literally a half a trillion dollar bounty on Bitcoin. You got to you got to you got to put those numbers up. Well, like, do you think you could do it at all? Me personally? No. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. And so the idea that there is some individual out there or group of people that can shut it down is preposterous. But yet there's still and we're going to play this clip. People out there that are honestly, they're relatively smart people in many fields and there's a lot of really smart people that don't understand Bitcoin. It's like shut down. Shut down the Internet. What are you going to do? Go in. People, people are concerned about that, Del. That is definitely on people's minds. Well, I get that. But why? Like, tell me how that happens. Like, walk me through exactly how how it how that would work. Like, please. Like, if you can do it, if somebody can do it, I truly as much as I would like to see tomorrow, would like you would like to see somebody shut down Bitcoin. So we're going to be talking about that in the culture. Like, you can't do it. Like, I want you to if you can, if somebody in chat can do that, by all means, go and do it. Because we need to know that that's a vulnerability when we need to know how that could happen. And oh, wow, there's a guy that's in the simply Bitcoin chat that has the ability to go and flip a switch and shut off Bitcoin. That we should know about that. And I mean, that'd be so funny. Someone in the chat just shuts it off. Anyway, anyway, side tangents. I mean, we even see it and we hear this all the time. I hear this all the time when I talk to my normie friends out there. They're like, what if, you know, like in twenty seventeen, it was like, what if China bans Bitcoin? And like they did it and it didn't stop Bitcoin. I am convinced that every three letter agency around the world, that nation states have also tried to attack Bitcoin and they continue to try to attack Bitcoin. But they can't stop this. They cannot stop digital money for the digital world. And even if the even if we got like some weird by chance EMP or something that shut off all of electricity, we will never go back to a time without the Internet. I am fully convinced of that. The Internet is something that that is ubiquitous with the modern world. It put a pause on things. If people talk about that, like, oh, well, what about. OK, well, just imagine if things that are escalating over in the Middle East and then the whole Russia, Ukraine thing, like imagine things really take off. And they detonate a nuke in the atmosphere over every country in the world and all the Internet goes out. What about your Bitcoin then? Like, do you even hear what you're saying? Like, imagine that scenario and the thing that is going to be on people's minds is food, shelter, is my family safe? And then probably after the first 24 hours, where can I get a I'm just going to say it, a hand job where where the sex workers like where where can I go and trade these bullets that have been stocking up for, you know, a little me time with with Old Destiny over there? And I do mean old because she was in the business for a hot minute and she's looking a little more now, but she's got the experience. And that's what you're going to want to go to when times are tough. You're going to want to go to the person that knows how to get you to that happy place. So, yeah, you're going to check in on Destiny and give her some bullets for some fun times. But you're not going to be thinking about Bitcoin. You're not going to be thinking about all my cat pictures and all the trad wives on Twitter talking about how they're grass feeding their goats. No, you're not going to be paying attention to any of that. You're gonna be like, what do I need to survive? That's it. That is that is it. That's all you're going to be paying attention to. So this idea that, oh, what happens to your Bitcoin? It's like, go fuck yourself. What are you talking about? Listen to yourself. Is grandma alive in a nursing home? Because there's no oxygen on. What's your first concern if the nukes go off and there's no Internet Opti? Is it is my note still on? No, it's thinking about people in my local community and can I survive? Exactly. Exactly. All right. Well, this is going to be a spicy one. I can already tell this is going to be a spicy one. Let's get into the show, guys. This time seeds do it yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper. Don't store your generational wealth on paper. Paper is prone to water damage, fire damage. You want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet Earth, titanium. Your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps. And once your words are in, they aren't going anywhere. No risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere. Titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire. They're also crush proof, waterproof, non corrosive and time proof. All things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of mind for the long haul. Stamp your seed on stamp seed. Yeah, the chat. You guys are wild. Love you guys. Anyway, we made this easy for you. Scan the QR code. Make sure your seed phrases backed up on something stronger than just a piece of paper in your sock drawer. Make sure it's backed up on titanium, guys. This is the way scan the QR code. Get yourself a stamp seed kit. And we have been in the talks of getting a simply Bitcoin branded one. But maybe maybe you don't want that OPSEC unfriendly version. But anyways, scan the QR code. Go check it out. Get yourself one. Stamp your seed in titanium. All right, guys. Anyways, we're over here on the numbers. We're at Clark Moody's dashboard. Of course, my favorite number is the block height. We are currently at eight hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and eighty six. Take talk next block. Honey, bad you don't care. Blocks keep coming in. We are what? Twenty four thousand one hundred and fourteen blocks away from the halving roughly around April 20th of twenty twenty four. So it's happening in time, guys. We know exactly what's happening with the monetary policy that is Bitcoin. You love to see it. Bitcoin is my stable coin. Bitcoin is stability. Anyways, the current price on Bitcoin is thirty five thousand three hundred and forty dollars per Bitcoin. The Moscow time, a .k .a. how much your fiat dollars worth, a .k .a. how much Bitcoin you can buy for a single U .S. dollar is two thousand eight hundred and thirty cents per dollar. The percentage of total Bitcoin that will ever be issued is ninety three point zero three percent. The market cap and fiat terms of Bitcoin is six hundred and ninety billion dollars or six hundred ninety point three billion dollars. The realized monetary inflation of Bitcoin taking fiat currencies to school is one point seventy four percent. It's going to get cut in half. Well, I think it's going to slowly. Is it going to get cut in half? I think it's going to cut in half. I think that's what the halving does to it. Anyways, Bitcoin versus gold market cap is currently at five point two seven percent. We are only at five point two seven percent of the gold market cap. The hard money gang. We're coming for gold. Gold market cap is ten trillion dollars. Only five percent of that, guys. And you guys are bearish out there. Couldn't be me. Can't relate. Anyways, the total public lightning capacity is five thousand three hundred and five point zero seven BTC. The hash rate has been going absolutely parabolic. Of course, this is just a rough guesstimate of what is going on on the Bitcoin network. But something is happening and people are uploading and turning on a lot of A6. The last 90 days, we are at four hundred and twenty point one exahashes. The pending fees. Oh, my goodness. It's spiking right now. Eleven point four four BTC, at least according to the mempool that Clark Moody is connected to. We've been telling you for a while. You wanted to make sure that you are consolidating your UTXOs because things are going to get crazy. This will probably cool down a little bit. I think I did hear that there's some like ordinal BRC 20 stuff going on right now. Yeah. So that's probably why we're seeing this spike right now in the fee market. So once it gets a little cooler, oops, oops, sorry. It gets a little cooler. Not wrong, though. Yeah, not wrong. Once you once you get a little cooler in the fee market, I suggest you guys take the opportunity to consolidate your UTXOs. Make sure that you have good UTXO hygiene. Anyways. All right, guys, I'm going to connect last night's TTO that I did with CJ. I hope you guys watch that. I do have it up here for you guys to show you that you need to go watch this. And I took a little piece out of there. But here we are. We got Neil Kashkar. And remember who he is. He's the crazy guy that was coming out when we were going through the the, you know, the flu pandemic. And he was telling us that they can print unlimited money. And they clarified that question. And we got the memes of him with crazy eyes, like, wait, so you're telling me you can print unlimited money? And he said, yes, that's exactly what I'm telling you. Well, here he is again. And if you listen to last night's TTO. And you will listen to this this morning. You really start to realize just how detached these quote unquote elites are, how detached the Fed is from reality. You really would ask yourself what is going on. And again, I reference the white paper constantly on here because it's literally in the first paragraph of the white paper. Satoshi was so prescient when it came to this because he saw the fundamental problem of the fiat system. It is its trust based system, inherent trust that you need to just trust that these people know what they're doing. And we're seeing in real time that people still seem to trust them. And if you look at the data. There is no reason to trust them. Anyways, Neel Kashkari in this little video here goes, I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening. And he discusses market expectations for an interest rate cut by the central bank next year. So let's just listen to him and remember the idea that the only reason the system is continuing to hobble along as it is, is because people out there still believe these people in the suits that they know what is going on. Trust the experts. They know exactly what's going on. Trust the guy in the suit on the television telling you that they have the economy under control, that interest rates are under control, that the Fed knows where we're going. And if you really look at the data, it may be completely different and telling you a different story. Anyways, let's listen to this, guys. You said that people want certainty and that you can't give it to them. And I understand that. But people don't just want certainty. They also want some sort of guiding philosophy. Do you think that Fed Chair Powell has outlined some sort of guiding philosophy on where the bar is to cut rates, on where the bar is to raise them further? Well, I think he's articulated very clearly that we're committed to getting back to 2 % inflation, right? There's been some chatter amongst economists that maybe we should raise the inflation target. I think he's done a great job saying that is not on the table. We're not going to do that. We're going to get inflation back to 2%. And we're going to let the data guide us. We've moved very aggressively. We've made a lot of progress on inflation. We're not done yet, meaning inflation is not back to our target. And if we need to do more, we will. There seems to be a feeling in markets that the bar to cut rates has been lowered over the past week or two weeks. That suddenly, not only are we reaching a pause, and have we seen a peak in the Fed funds rate, but that also the Fed will cut next year, maybe surgically. Neil Dutta is talking about that. He's coming up next. Do you want to push back against that? Do you think that the bar to cut is still just as high as it was? I have no idea where market participants are getting that. There's no discussion amongst me and any of my colleagues about when we're going to start preparing to cut rates. The only thing that's been talked about at all is that at some point, when inflation is well on its way back down, if we didn't back off a little bit, the real rates would be getting tighter and tighter and tighter. And that's real, but that's math. But is there enough weakness currently in the market, in the economy, I should say, to give you that sense at this point? Look at the last GDP print. I mean, does anybody look at that and think, oh my gosh, the economy? For the last 12 months, GDP has been very strong. The labor market continues to be quite robust. Yes, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 3 .9%, but we've also seen a huge surge of labor supply, which is really positive, come online. So I'm looking at this. I'm seeing consumers that are strong. By the way, my airplane that I came here on was 100 % full yesterday. It's going to be 100 % full today. I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening.
A highlight from Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time A Time of Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart Podcast
"A time of Lectio Divina for the discerning heart. Wednesday of the 31st week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart, Jesus, I trust in you. You take over. Become aware that he is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within your heart. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke chapter 14 verses 25 through 33. Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all start making fun of him and say, here is a man who started to build and was unable to finish. Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with 10 ,000 men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with 20 ,000? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions. What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Once more, give the Lord an opportunity to speak to you. Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. And indeed, which of you here intending to build the tower would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he had laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all start making fun of him and saying, here is a man who started to build and was unable to finish. Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with 10 ,000 men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with 20 ,000? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions. What did your heart feel as you listened? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Once more, through him, with him, and in him, listen to the word. Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way, and he turned and spoke to them. If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it? Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, the onlookers would all start making fun of him and say, here is a man who started to build and unable to finish. Or again, what king, marching to war against another king, would not first sit down and consider whether with ten thousand men he could stand up to the other who advanced against him with twenty thousand? If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace. So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions. What touched your heart in this time of prayer? What did your heart feel as you prayed? What do you hope to carry with you from this time with the Lord? Let us now close with a prayer to the Father that Jesus gave us. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.
A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from Proven Buyer Agent Prequalification Scripts For THIS Market!
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Yes, we do listen to you. Yes, we do read your emails. Yes, we do appreciate your show feedback and show suggestions. And that is what today's show is all about. A lot of you are really ready to formalize your buyer process, which we certainly appreciate. And by the way, if you did not listen to the podcast we did a few days ago, that's talking about the buyer agent commission lawsuits and all the things and expectations that we have that will be changing and how you relate to buyers. Well, make sure you go back and listen to that available on iTunes, Spotify, and of course, over on YouTube. So what we're going to be doing today is we're going to be drilling down on just a handful of our buyer scripts, all of our scripts, everything that's included in Premier Coaching. They're all copy written. You're not going to find these anywhere else on the Internet. Julie and I do not give our scripts away for free. They're an asset that are available only to our coaching clients to use. No one's going to be reselling these or anything like that. So these scripts, the reason that some of you won't be exposed to these before is because they are original and Julie and I are rabid at updating the scripts when necessary to reflect the buyer's expectations and the market's expectations as well. Exactly. Written by us and market tested. Doesn't matter how expensive your market is or where you are in the country or perhaps even in the world, because we have to include our Canadian clients, et cetera. Julie, we should start out by essentially priming them to accept the idea that they all should be using scripts. Yes, because that's a big point of resistance. Well, you know, this podcast, we only have you guys for 20 minutes, 20, 30 minutes. So there's no sense in me not being direct. The people that resist using scripts are, generally speaking, those who think they have enough natural talent to essentially never have to actually formalize their process. And whatever comes out of their mouth is sufficient enough. And that's just the way it is. That is somebody that's resisting being a professional. And they will continually act like that and continue to act like that over time until they essentially have a bunch of setbacks. Now, typically what you'll see is they'll rationalize their failures. So when you see somebody that doesn't use a formalized process in this regard using scripts, you'll see they're the same ones that will tell you, well, it's OK to just list five out of 10 listing appointments you go on. Or it's OK if you have five expires and things like that. Or on the buyer side, buyers are liars. Exactly. So you'll see the types of people that aren't professional and aren't using a formalized process, of which scripts are certainly part of that, are the same ones that are masterful at rationalizing their failures. So a strong suggestion to all of you, dear listeners, is avoid those types of people and don't heed their advice, because the simple fact is, is that all of us use scripts. But if you're not winning more than you're losing, and especially in this market, your scripts just aren't any good because you probably, you know, patched work them together. You're probably, again, winging it too frequently. You're relying too heavily on your personality. And I will give you absolute nailed down proof of that, and I'll be a little self sacrificial as I say this. So our first year in the business, Julie and I sold over 100 homes and we would do a lot of selling together. But for the most part, Julie was keeping the train on the tracks while I was out there basically working with a lot of buyers and sellers, and I didn't know any scripts. We had no formal training in real estate. We do nothing. But still, together, Julie and I worked really, really well together. The customers liked us and we were able to get, you know, obviously we did really great and that worked into a, you know, years after that we're selling between 100 and 200 homes. But when we tried to move out of that particular market where we were originally, where we originally planted our flag, move up market, change price ranges, go to just different types of things, we quickly found that our success rate, which was really high, all of a sudden started to fall. Now, it took in that market a different set, not necessarily scripts, but it's certainly a different approach. The first market we ran, a lot of first time buyers, a lot of first time sellers, things like that. When we wanted to double or triple, what we eventually did is 5X our price range. Then we had to completely update our approach. What I'm saying is our natural talent ran out when we basically left that market or didn't, we wanted to focus on, I think, a wider variety of price ranges and clients. Well, I'm glad that you said that because I was thinking, as you're talking, certainly, you know, our original stomping ground, a lot of first time buyers and also a lot of our center of influence. So many of you will find that the easier stuff, and there's nothing wrong with that, but the easier stuff, past clients, centers of influence, people who already know, love and trust you. And we always coach you to get more out of that crowd, certainly. But when you want to go across town, up market, into neighborhoods you're not familiar with and list and buy with people who don't already know, love and trust you, that's when you really feel the need for scripts. Well, that's the litmus test, ultimately. Are all your customers, all the people you've sold homes for, are they people that are essentially your direct centers of influence and past clients? And have you noticed that when one of them tries to refer you to somebody that very rarely do you end up converting that person, especially if it's a seller to a listing? That's because you're not following a formalized process. The people that know, love and care about you aren't going to hold you to the same standard. But in this, here's the thing that's shifted, though. In this market where sellers are obviously a lot more nervous and buyers are a lot more nervous, you're going to find that even the people that know, love and trust you are going to be a heck of a lot more selective in who they work for or rather who they choose to work with. That's the reason that Julie and I have always cautioned those of you who are so heavily dependent on centers of influence and past clients. You're a one spoke wonder. Your lead generation spokes are going to fail because you only have one. You want to have at least five to seven sources of business. And if it's only centers of influence and past client in a market like this, you will start to struggle again because your centers of influence and past clients, even your mom, they're going to be more selective in who they do business with. That's true. And sometimes it's just a matter of the person who knows, loves and trusts you being married to somebody who also has an agent who is a friend of theirs. And even though there's nothing wrong with your relationship, there is another relationship at play. So thus we get back to scripts, right? So it's not scripts are part of it, but you need to improve your process. There's no more FOMO in the market. People aren't going to want to buy and sell anymore just because you're going to actually have to learn quickly, frankly, what to say, how to say it, how to do a lot of interpersonal communication that maybe you haven't had to do. We call it Dr. Filling, right? It's not knowing what to say. It's not just knowing what to say and how to say it, but it's also learning how to read your customer. These are all the things that we teach you in Premier Coaching. And obviously then a lot of you move up to our one on one coaching programs and even learn at more of a higher level. But if you find yourself struggling, which I know is pretty much the story with most of you, and you or you find yourself accepting failure. Oh, I didn't get that listing because the other agent must have priced it higher, took a lower commission. In other words, you're making excuses. It is past time for you to accept the fact that you need to improve your skill set. That's right. So today we're talking about the buyer side of scripting. And yes, as you said, Tim, that the fear of missing out the FOMO buyers, the flippers, you know, people who are buying and selling for fun have largely left the market. It used to be for every good listing, you'd get 10 to 20 offers. So now, oh, no, there's only three offers for every buyer side. So there are still more buyers in today's market than there are listings to sell them. It's about a three to one ratio right now for every closed transaction. Last month, there were three offers. But even when your buyers are both motivated and qualified, you have no guarantees that you'll find them the right house, win the potential bidding war. And soon you also may have to worry about how you're going to get paid for your hard work. So prequalification just became more important than ever. How do you determine which of them will buy, which will end in a closed transaction and who you should concentrate on? Who should you be setting appointments with to have a buyer presentation and get your agency and exclusive agencies signed? OK, so remember, as with all scripts, the buyer prequalification script is a conversational outline using questions to find out the following, some of the following from your buyer prospects in the podcast. We can't do the whole script after using the buyer prequalification script. You'll then meet your buyer prospects and use your buyer presentation to solidify your relationship, how you work and how commissions work. OK, so again, we're going to show you just a few questions, a sampling of the buyer prequalification script. Now, these notes, today's notes, like every one of our podcasts, if you scroll down, if you're on YouTube, iTunes, wherever, all the notes are right there. And again, these are just a smattering, a sampling of some of the scripts that you are going to need to learn and master ASAP. And if you're one of these script resistors, please remember the story I told about Julie and I. We got pretty far in our natural talents and abilities, but it quickly ran dry. And what we started to see is on our second and third year that we did increase the number of homes and increase our revenue every single year, we still were finding more resistance. It's because we had to learn skills. And all of you are in that place, this last market that lasted basically 15 years, you did not really need to improve your skill set because the market was so buoyant, you know, essentially the rising tides. Right. That is gone. And so now you're going to have to go back. And many of you are hopefully accepting this and learn what you should have learned in the first place. And then you're going to be unstoppable. So we're going to give you a little taste, a sampler plate, a sampler of all of our script or some of the scripts. And these are just focused on buyers. And remember, the notes for today's show are down below. And when you're there, you're also going to see an offer for you to join Premier Coaching. Premier Coaching costs you nothing for the first 30 days. So make sure you click the link to join. And then we give you a lot more buyer scripts and a lot more obviously business planning ideas and, you know, all that good stuff. So it's there. It costs you nothing to join. There's no obligation. And yes, that does include a daily semi -private coaching call with one of our Harris certified coaches. All right. So we might call these script snippets. My note takers to mention that the notes are there. You can also jot these down. Number one, again, on the buyer side, I assume because you're calling or emailing or texting me directly. So this is a line from the prequalification script. Thank you for clarifying. OK. I assume because you're calling me or emailing me or texting me directly, you're not already working with another agent. This question happens early in the script. So you can skip the rest of the script if they've already committed to another realtor. Makes sense. So that's how do most of you handle that? Most of you, those of you who are buying leads from Zillow, that's one of the first questions they ask, right? They want to make sure that a buyer is not committed to another agent. But those of you who are smart enough to generate your own leads, let alone buyer leads, you're going to want to quickly ascertain whether they're working with another agent. Now, here's the reason we wrote this script that, you know, that question like that. By the way, all script is, is generally speaking, just a bunch of questions that are laced together. So the reason that we wrote it that way was because if you straight up ask the buyer if they're working with another agent, they're always going to say yes because they don't know what the hell working with an agent means. So if they talk to some agent someplace 14 years ago, maybe that's working with another agent. Or if they're more savvy, they're going to say yes because they just want the answer to whatever their question was. So all of this is designed for you and hopefully Julie's next question. OK, so she doesn't have this in here, or do you? Oh, yes, she does. Question number three is my favorite question ever. Me too. So I'm not going to stop on that one. But first, question number two, what price has your lender told you not to go above? Now, this question covers all of the bases with regards to finding out about their financing. When you ask this question again, what price has your lender told you not to go above? They'll tell you if they're all cash. They'll tell you if they haven't got a lender yet. They'll tell you if they're pre -approved and what price not to go over. Instead of asking all of those individual questions, the script, what prices your lender told you not to go above, gets straight to the answer. It's kind of like an all encompassing question. Versus asking, are you working with the lender? You know, all this again, the I think amateurish way that most agents have been conditioned to work with buyers is that you give up a whole bunch of your time and you give up a whole bunch of your energy and professionalism. And then you hopefully find out along the way whether they're approved, whether they're working with the lender, whether they have a house to sell. What we're suggesting, Premier Coaching clients, especially you guys, is before you give them any of your time, you need to go through the prequalification script. Then after that, as Julie said, then you sit down with them and you give them a formal presentation. This is all included in Premier Coaching with the output, with the goal of the presentation being they sign a state agency form, a exclusive buyer agency contract and a net sheet. Those three things. So that's all included in Premier Coaching. But the number one thing is, is before you even sit at the table with them, you need to What you're really gearing towards is looking for people that actually have houses to sell, because once you take the listing, that's going to automatically trigger those people working with you on the buy side and a whole bunch of other transactions as well. And that leads us to our mutual favorite point, our script question number three, which home in the neighborhood do you plan on selling? Now, this helps you to determine if they are also a listing lead. Note to self, many agents never ask this question when they get buyer leads. Some of you guys have so many buyers right now and not enough homes to find them that you don't even call buyer leads back. That's even worse because some of them have houses to sell. Well, they don't ask. They don't root out whether or not the person has a house to sell until it's like way further into like maybe days or weeks. And then they're going to sort of maybe hopefully find out if that person's got an agent who they're thinking about hiring to sell their house. You guys have got to stop being passive like that, because what you're telling that agent or that consumer is that you're not confident and they're not going to do business with you. They will do business with people who are acting professional, asking professional questions as professionals will. Can you imagine walking into a doctor's office? You know what the doctor's office experience is, right? Or the dentist's office. Before you even get out of the uncomfortable waiting room, they're going to give you something on a clipboard and they're going to ask for all your insurance information. Why? Because they want to determine if you can pay. OK, now that is before you even see anybody. That is the same. That's the same process wherever you go to see a doctor anywhere. So people have the expectation that they're going to be going through a formalized professional process before they actually see the doctor. What do you guys do? Somebody calls or texts and you don't even ask them to come to your office. You just zip over to their house and with your dental cleaning kit, you're ready to go. You don't know whether or not they have any teeth or whether they can clean out a chair. We'll use your chair. Exactly. That's what a lot of you guys do. Do you think that person respects you when you act like that? They do not. I know. And when we were talking about scripting earlier, I was thinking about how agents think that it's OK to wing it and just use their personality. And I had this image of like the next time you fly the flight attendant. I mean, they've done this before. They don't need a script, right? There's that thingy up there over your head and maybe it'll drop down. And I don't know, you'll probably remember what to do with it. When you freak out, if that happened, you expect a professional experience. Do you know you just described the average JetBlue flight? Well, that's true, too. I mean, they do. Yeah, OK, back to task. OK, point number four, here's a script piece. Paint me a picture. Ideally, what are you looking for in your next home? The more you can drill down on the prospect's needs, the faster you can find what they want. And caution, if you're working with a couple or, you know, two or three investors even, make sure you ask each one of them, ideally, what are you looking for in the next home? Now, I'll give you a little hint. This is assuming you're working with consumers, not investors. Find out, get a picture of their current home, assuming they have one. Or if they're relocating, ask them to send you pictures of their current home, because here's what happens. People do not want to sell their furniture. And most people will actually choose a house around maybe their dining room set and their bedroom set or something like that. So even if someone shows up in your life and they're relocating from another part of the country and they're telling you they want a modern home and you ask for a picture of their current home, some colonial with, you know, you guys get the idea, I promise you they're buying a colonial unless they have no other choice other than to buy something that's modern. They're going to buy what they already have, because most people are comfortable not making very many changes in their lives ever. That said, you're going to have to basically adjust accordingly, because as you go up market, those folks have a tendency to actually like different styles of homes and the homes in the upper end don't, they are almost always including the furniture. But for the meat and potatoes price ranges, say from 300 to really anything less than, I would say 750, a lot of those guys, they're going to buy what they had before. Yes. I think especially with relocation, I remember when you and I were selling homes and we just learned that and we had them bring a picture of their house or send it in an email. And you are so right. They almost like the exact down to the color of the shutters and, you know, the style. So that that's a great top tip there. OK, so next is point number five. When I find you a home, there's an exumptive close. When I find you a home that has A, B, C and D, which was their stated needs and price range. In other words, the home you're looking for that checks all of the boxes on a scale of one to 10. Where would you rate your desire to write up an offer on it? Ten means you absolutely are one hundred and ten percent ready and one means you're just kicking tires. If they're anything less than a 10, your follow up question is, what would it take to make you a 10? So we'll role play that. So, Julie, listen, so I'm going to I'm going to take a lot of time and we're going to see homes that are a very close match to what you say you're looking for. And I might toss in a few ringers that just maybe you're telling me you want something that's an acre, but I find a house that I think might be a good fit for you. But it's only a half acre, things like that. So but let's just say I show you a house that is meets all your criteria, right location, right price, right condition. All your furniture fits in the house exactly the way you'd hoped it fit. In other words, this is the house that you're describing to me as the house you guys both want on a scale one to 10. Where would you rate your motivation to purchase that house? I'm about an eight and eight. Well, congratulations. Good for you. What would it take to get you to a 10? That secondary question is the most important question. What would it take to get you to a 10? And by the way, they almost always say seven. So what would it take to get you to a 10? And then you're going to find out some things that they have not previously told you. I have to see if I'm going to get my relocation. Oh, I have to see it. I have to sell three rental properties. Bup, bup, bup, bup, bup. You get it? So you're going to have to ask secondary questions because then you're really going to determine, well, we're waiting for the lender to clear up a problem on our credit or waiting for rates to drop or we're waiting for pigs to fly. You know, you can then determine whether or not you actually want to work with them. That's right. So if not a 10, then why? And I think every thing that you list off there, we minus maybe the pigs flying, we dealt with in one way or another. And sometimes you remember the previous point was paint me a picture. Ideally, what are you looking for? If you haven't asked all parties involved, maybe that's the objection. You know, I'm an eight, but, you know, my spouse is a six and a half. Well, why is that? Well, it's because they have to have a three car garage because they want to be in a different part of town. You got to drill down. Otherwise, you're really going to be wasting your time chasing down things that they're never going to buy. But with regards to the art and science of all this, when you ask somebody a question, you want to obviously well, maybe not so obvious. You want to repeat what they say and you want to tell them, you know, essentially a good job with your answer, because then you're going to encourage A, you're showing that you're listening and B, you're encouraging them to answer more of your questions because you're kind of giving them a little, you know, thank you very much. So Julie, a seven, that's fantastic. Congratulations. What would it take to get you to a 10? You guys see how I did that? You never want to just go from on the seven and then go right to and skip that middle part because you haven't tied those two emotions together. And once you do that, just test it today. Test what I'm saying today with just anybody. When you repeat what they say and you affirm it, you will find that magic happens on the other side of that. Well, you are kind of secretly bonding over those questions, right? So that's a good thing. All of these. And we have let's see. Yes, that was number five. All of this is included in our buyer mastery, which is part of our premier coaching program. This is just a taste. These are just five questions from our buyer prequalification script. This is not the buyer presentation script. This is prequalifying before you even do the presentation. And this is probably a half, maybe maybe a third, maybe a third. Yeah. So the whole point of buyer prequalifying is when you get a buyer, you're going to take them through the process of determining, obviously, their their motivation. Remember, guys, advanced coaching. There's no such thing as a buyer that has to buy. Buyers always want to buy. There are things that there are reasons that sellers have to sell. Going to say that because it's critical if you're listening to us for the first time. So important that you get this because you're otherwise going to find yourself being very frustrated, especially in a market like this. This is the reason that we always try to lean you guys towards focusing on becoming listing agents with so many of you, because frankly, this past market have resisted. Now it's time for you to dust off that resistance and focus on becoming listing agents. But yes, you're going to be working with buyers along the way. We a buyer never has to buy. Why? Because a buyer can always rent. A buyer can always stay in their current house. A buyer can always, you know, add a bedroom. A buyer can always wait. A buyer can always, you guys get the point. So the thing with buyers is there's always going to be a lot of reasons why they'll change their minds. Interest rates went up. Well, I'm going to wait for rates to fall. There's an election cycle going on. I'm going to wait till after the election. Like that has anything to do with anything. You know, maybe it's going to be the holidays. Maybe it's going to be some sort of vacation. It's always going to be something that's going to drive you crazy. OK, now when you work with sellers, there are such things as sellers that have to sell. In other words, again, we have a lot of seller prequalification questions and you're going to find out that when you're, especially in this market, there's less than four million homes that sold. I can pretty much guarantee you those were four million sellers that had to sell. That is the bottom of the market. That is the floor. This market will always serve up around four million must sell sellers every single year. That is going to be what you're going to see is the historical low mark for home sales for probably the next 40 years. So congratulations. You've been through the worst housing market. Oh, and we're working on our predictions for next year. And we're thinking that we're, you know, next two years, really. And we're expecting a lot of return to normalcy with regards to inventory, but that in a different podcast. The real focus, what I'm hoping you take away from this, is that when you work with buyers, because you will have to make sure you're taking a professional approach, but never forget there is no such thing as a buyer that has to buy. They always, they're always a want to buy and they can easily change their mind and they often do. But there are examples of sellers that have to sell. They're getting relocated. They can't afford the house. They lost their job. They have new construction that's closing or a resell that's closing and they need the cash. It's a probate listing. It's a divorce situation. It's a this and that and the other thing. There's a whole bunch of reasons why sellers have to sell. And there are no reasons why ultimately a buyer has to buy. Be clear about that. Be very clear about that. Otherwise, you're going to find yourself, frankly, toiling away of a lot of nights and weekends wondering why your five or six magical buyers never bought. And then you're going to be about midway through the year and then you're going to see the buyers start losing interest because now they're focused on the vacations and now they're focused on kids going back to school. Then there's Halloween. Then there's the holidays. And now you ended up selling like nothing that particular year because you spent too much time with buyers. Thus, the scripts, the scripts are there to help you to sift and sort, to get the answers so that you I mean, we're not anti buyer. Buyers make the world go around. And if you have listings, you need buyers, certainly. But what we're trying to drive home here by exposing you to these questions is to sift and sort and make sure that you're spending your time wisely when you end up doing the buyer presentation, which soon you're probably going to be required to do at a higher level, that you're spending your time with somebody who is likely to transact with you. Although it is always true that buyers never have to buy, your job is to find the ones that have the strongest desire to buy, who also ideally have listings for you. So these script questions hopefully will help you on your path. But remember, this is only about 30 percent of what's out there. If you're honing your buyer system, you've got to really dig deep and get to be part of Premier Coaching, because again, we have lots more scripts. This is just part of it. I would love to have this just, you know, our prequalification outline, working with buyers and working with sellers. Had we had that our first year, we could have sold probably twice as many homes for 206, I'm sure, if we actually knew what the hell we were doing. Well, true. And we weren't even in a situation most of the time where there were three offers for every listing. It's important to point out that our first year in the business, we were selling in what was a buyer's market. It was not an easy, you know, sell instantly seller's market. It was a tough market. Interest rates were very similar to what they are now. I made a great interest rate when Julie and I were selling real estate was maybe six and three quarters to maybe seven and three quarters. And guess what? People were still buying and selling, but it was a lot tougher. There was no buoyancy in the economy. There was no all these other things going on. It was a bit of a recession. The interest rates were higher, all of this. And guess what? Sellers were not walking away with a boatload of cash in nearly every case. That's a super important point in our market. When we were selling real estate, our first year, real estate was increasing in value, call it appreciation. It's really inflation by roughly two percent per year. So if someone bought a two hundred thousand dollar house, I want you to think about this. So you're one it appreciates by it goes to two oh four. Then it goes to, say, two oh six. And you can do the math yourselves if someone didn't stay in that two hundred thousand dollar house for at least three or four years, sometimes five years, depending. They weren't not they didn't even have the money to sell the house without losing money. So they bought it for two hundred. They put down twenty thousand dollars, their 10 percent down payment. And it was very normal for people who hadn't stayed in their houses for usually seven to ten years. That's true to lose money. They would end up basically at closing walk away with less than they originally put down in the house net or worse if they were, say, a first time buyer that had a three percent down payment and then got relocated six months later. That's right. I mean, that was the unfortunate truth of our market. There was no this runaway appreciation did not exist in our time. So the scripts that we used were actually a lot harder than these oftentimes. Oh, yeah. And by the way, that's what all of you need to learn now. That's the reason that so many of you are listening to this podcast, because you're saying, oh, it turns out there's a different kind of housing market and maybe you knew who knew. I know Tim and Julie did. So listen, guys, thank you for keeping this number one listed daily podcast for real estate professionals in at least the United States. If you're over, if you have the chance and I would certainly appreciate it, as with Jules, do give us a five star review over an iTunes and do leave a comment about why you like the podcast. It goes a long way to help us know we're on track. And again, this today's podcast was inspired by a lot of the questions we were getting from some of you. If you guys have a question you want to send to us, the best way to find us is over on Instagram. And it's at Tim and Julie Harris at Tim and Julie Harris on Instagram. You guys know how that works. And yeah, send us a message there. And we do love the feedback and show ideas that always keeps us on track. Have a fantastic day. We will talk with you on the show tomorrow. This podcast is a part of the C -suite radio network. For more top business podcasts, visit C -suite radio dot com.
A highlight from MASSIVE XRP PUMP! (Ethereum Not Done Yet!)
"Today is a great day to have a new set in crypto. How are we all doing today? It's 11 -6. It's November 6th. It's 11 -32. Sorry. It's 10 -33am. How are we all doing today? We got a new set. We got some new people. This is going to be phenomenal. Look at that lighting down below, folks. It's lovely. I'm loving it. Hey, chat, let us know what you think about it. But guys, we're going to be talking about XRP. Why is XRP pumping? What is going on with Ethereum? Is there more activity? XRP is the crypto market's back is all -coin season starting. Also some huge Bitcoin ETF news as well and Grok AI, the AI that most resembles a caveman's name. But yeah, we got Drew and Kelly. I don't know which way to look. Do I look at the camera? Do I look at chat? Do I look at these two lovely gentlemen? Look me in my eyes. All right. Let's maintain eye contact for the entire show. Love the new set. It looks amazing. Nice. Nice. Okay. A little bit of an echo. Special shout out to our entire team here at Hit Network, BJ, Aaron, and Joel, and Bobby, and Owen. There's so many people who just work tirelessly. If I forgot anybody's name, a lot of you. Love you all. We appreciate how much hard work you do. Really special shout out there. Drew, any message on the beginning of the set? How do you feel about it? Man, it's just - You helped carry some things. Yeah, no, it's nice to have a fresh start. And I mean, this is just, it feels as professional as we act every day. Oh, that's not at all. I mean, I don't know. We bring the heat. So we have a new set up here. It's nice to be able to conversate back and forth with you guys, bounce ideas by each other a little bit more organically as we go through the news. So - Legit, because he DZ being a future Jimmy Kimmel. No, I will never be the CIA's puppet master. Okay. I will never be their puppet. All right. Let's get right into the show here, folks. Guys, let's see if I can share your screen. Make sure you're following us on Discover Crypto. We just put out two phenomenal videos over the weekend. In this Cardano video, I also added it to my pin tweet here, if you want to see it. But I highly recommend you go check it out on YouTube. Get in there, get in the chat, leave a couple of questions, we'll start replying to the videos. I don't know how I'll do it with the next video, working on some top three tips to master the bull run for the first hour that the video's out, we'll go ahead and maybe we'll engage with you. So if you've got any questions, I'll jump in there. Also, we did another video on Jimmy Bitcoin. The heist Bitcoin is stronger than any Bitcoin heist in history, billions of dollars. So it's a really, really good video. I recommend it. He's like the Bitcoin heist meister. He's the heist meister. Yeah, yeah. He's not Heisman, but he's the heist man. All right, folks, make sure you go to hit merch as well. And I think it's time for us to just get right into this Ripple story, folks. Ripple gaining momentum, $850 million, and whale buys push price above 75 cents here. You see it broke out above a critical 65 cents resistance, and now it looks like it's off to the races. So over the last two weeks, crypto whales have been spotted buying XRP aggressively. Not only are the whales buying, they're buying aggressively, folks. As of 2023, the event edges is now the best time to get crypto. You know what? I can see why Bobby's wanting me to move left. I tend to lean to my right. All right, between October 24th and November 6th, the whales, how much XRP did they acquire? 1 billion .26 XRP, folks. And if XRP does say go to $2, $2 .50, even $4, talking about billions of dollars here. So they're bringing their new balances to a new 2023 peak. So we're at a new peak for XRP balances on the whale wallets here. Now there is a big event coming. It's the 2023 edition of Swell Digital Asset Conference in Dubai later this week. It's an invite -only event. So we'll feature keynote speeches and dialogue with some leaders, regulators, and innovators. Now Drew, you're kind of Mr. XRP here. I think you're probably the biggest fan of XRP. The whales are buying. Now are they going to start dumping? No, I mean, we'll always see a little bit of sell pressure, but I think that banks being even just slightly willing to test out XRP and its remittance payment systems and these continuing patterns growth that I see for Ripple in general, I think that things across the world are seeing this. The US still has the gray area, but the rest of the world is feeling ready for it. So I don't think that that'll be on us anytime soon, a big dump. All right. All right. More conspiracy talk. You guys are always on point. No, no, no. We got to get off the rails here. Poor Jimmy. You know what? Poor Jimmy Zong. That's the only Jimmy I like talking about. All right. Here we have the social dominance chart. So this blue line is where people mentioned XRP. So when you see a little bit of spike in social media chatter, oftentimes you're going to see a little bit of a price increase as well. But sometimes social media chatter precludes the pump. Sometimes it's after the pump. They're just, it depends because as a coin doubles in price over a month, people will just start talking about it naturally, even if nothing else is going on. But so here's the social dominance metric is showing the percentage share of a cryptocurrency in comparison to the 50 most talked about projects in the crypto media channels. So they'll just look at keywords, how many TikToks are being made and compare it to the other 49 coins there. But having cleared the resistance at $0 .65, XRP price now faces minimal resistance on the road to $0 .70 as well. So not only that, though, we also have Deaton coming out. He was coming out in favor. So there's a little bit of a settlement with the SEC versus XRP months ago where, hey, programmatic sales, hey, that seems fine. But when you're selling to a hedge fund, that seems bad. So we had one win, we had one loss, and we're saying, so this is like a 50 -50, right? This is like a 50 -50 win -lose. So Deaton's coming out saying it is not 50 -50, it is 90 % win, 10 % loss. So we're looking at more of a 90 -10 ratio here. So here, let's just get his quote out here. In a recent post, he strongly refuted the idea that the result was close to a 50 -50 outcome here. The people who argued that the SEC got a 50 -50 victory in the ripple crates are 100 % right wrong here. I'm still messing around with it. It was more like a 90 -10 in Ripple's favor. If Ripple ends up paying $20 million or less, it's a 99 .9 % legal victory. Did it feel like a 99 .9 % legal victory, Drew? Yeah, I mean, absolutely. A lot of the talk from famously like Pomp when we first got the Ripple case laid out, he's like, oh, you're holding securities, but kind of dancing on the graves of people that held XRP, even in the retail, which I think was just an absolute spit on the face disservice and a to our freedom to transact and to have new systems come about to do those transactions. So seeing even these chunks of wins from XRP and Ripple are massive, massive gains in confidence for people across the world. Now they're looking at this thing and many people are calling it the most regulated crypto on earth just from these recent wins. You brought up gains of confidence. You think I care about the gains of confidence? I don't care about the gains of confidence. I only care about the gains in price. And that's where we're going to go to Kelly here. Kelly, we have some charts here. I don't know if you're looking at XRP, but yeah, 65 cents, 70 cents. Is that all just a facade or is there a real support and resistance happening here? Well, it's throwing it here to the chart. We can see that this is essentially a chart I've been looking at for some time. And interestingly, we have this sort of uptrend parallel channel that on this break to the upside, which is when we have that initial news breaking of the sec the court case stuff that we got this massive pump and essentially rejected right here at a known level that goes all the way back. I mean, this goes all the way back to this base point here, December, 2020. So this is a pretty interesting when the price was going, I was looking at this suggesting, and this is going to be likely turnaround point. We got a stiff rejection off that until we broke down and tested the lower bound here. Got a deviation below. Now why will we have a deviation below is because these smart money people out there, these the people that really understand how to move the markets, they try to do everything they can to trigger those of you and those of me and drew DZ. Everybody that's in this market is subject to emotions. And those that are in control of their emotions and have a sound strategy and risk management doesn't get triggered by this consistently. But those, somebody sold down here cause they thought it was going lower. Oh man. It gave that opportunity for a lower entry for a long, okay. Now we're seeing here, especially where we're at in relationship to the having coming up and we have all this stuff on the horizon about the the IPO for ripple. And we have all these court cases winning into to your point earlier. I don't think they're going to win a hundred percent, but I think that's baked in. I think in the sense that at 99 .8 % or whatever, they're going to have to have some concession not to make Gary Gensler feel like he completely has, you know, a full face of egg on it. So there's going to be some sort of small fine paid or some concession that they have to make, but it's literally just going to be the fee of doing business. We see this also, it's not, it's not the end of the world. We look at you know, traditional banking, they've had $40 billion in fines since 2000 traditional banking. And yet there's, you know, they're able to continue doing business because it's the price of doing business. Now, are these levels that you're talking about? You said 65 cents. Yeah. 65 cents. And then a lot of resistance at 70 cents as well. 65 cents is right here. This previous range high that we broke through. I do think if we come back down, this is a great area. If we're very bullish, this is a great area for price to bounce on. It doesn't mean if we lose this, it's not bullish anymore. In fact, we can come all the way back down here to this horizontal line. That's in perfectly a basically cross section right here to that 60 cents level. This would be a great opportunity for another, you know, still bullish pullback if we come back to this level. Now, if it does continue to run, where is it going to go? Are you going to buy DZ? Are you going to buy on the way up if we get two candles in a row that are still bullish and we break 85 cents, is that a signal for you to buy and prices just running higher? You know, as much as I like candles, I don't like buying wicks. And so just I even when it hurts me, I just I'm averse against buying wicks. Yeah, no, I hear that. And so the point here is if things are running, that's a signal that there's a lot of stuff going on. Let the pullback let the chart come to you in your strategy so you can so you can make a smart buy. Now, let's go ahead, look at Bitcoin, Bitcoin and an interesting sort of channel that it's it's trading here. A lot of people are speculating. Is this going to be a setup for a sort of kind of flopsided bar pattern where the price action actually continues chopping in here only to break down and, you know, to this level? But why is that level important to previous high level that thirty two thousand dollars? Now, whether we continue higher or pullback down there now, at some point, I do think we're going to test below this range that we're in right now. Things are I mean, we see the momentum here is trending down while the price is still slightly turning higher. So there is some signs that we may be having some issue here coming up fairly shortly. I think C90 says the best. We're too far away from the having to not have at least one pullback. I don't know if it's going to start tomorrow. I don't know if it's going to start two months from now, but we're looking at an April twenty twenty four halving date. There's I'm assuming it's going to be much more likely than not in those six, five, six months. We'll experience a pullback now. Everybody want and I just did a video on this on the bit lab morning stream talking about the pump season. It's holidays. Everybody not only has a bias that they wanted to go up because you want to feel happy during the holidays, but there is data out there. There's data out there that shows that on average, November has a thirty seven percent pump to the upside. But that doesn't that doesn't mean every November is a thirty seven percent pump. There are some November's that have been negative. Basically, you've lost value in November. And we can see on this chart right here, this is seasonality. This is Q4. These these yellow bars, horizontal bars. This is Q4. And yes, we had a pump here. But look, we had a dump here, consolidation here, pump here, break down here. So you have to you have to take it into the context of where you're at in the market cycle compared to the halving. So as it stands right now, I do think we very well could get a pump. But look how far we still are from having to me if we do get that pump, I'm going to be looking for an opportunity coming into the halving for still some lower prices to whatever level we pump from pump two. So I would just urge caution. The higher we go, start looking for opportunities for prices on a pullback. All right. Let's say what is the coin you want to get more of during a pullback? I'm just going to say boring Bitcoin. I feel like I don't have enough Bitcoin. So if there is a pullback, I think I'm a scoop up some more bitty. What about you two? I'm going to be going after Cardano next. That's the next big bag. I have too much of it. What about you, Kelly? Well, I'm torn because I mean, look at pull up this chart real quick, because we see dominance is coming into a known zone. Not a carry off. Do you like Natalie and Bruglia? I'm told that's how I was trying to think of the song is that I'm still coming into this zone. Dominance is pulling back. We're seeing a little bit of capital rotate out of Bitcoin. And we also see the Ethereum dominance broke. Everybody wants to see this breaking, thinking every alts are just going to moon. But we still could very well have those alts pull back. So it's still a little bit. Everybody wants this to be an alt season because we're seeing some pretty big gains, you know, also because we're all overexposed in alts. That's why. Yeah. You know, one of those ones, everybody was kind of taking a little doodoo biscuits on was right here. Albert Rand. Everybody was saying they thought it was dead because they're also doing that rebrand. But look at this 45 percent pump. But it's pushing higher. But don't get lost in the bias just because you're feeling good in a green candle. Look for those pullbacks. If I had to pick one, it would be Bitcoin.
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"When they heard this, everyone in the synagogue was enraged. They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town. And they took him up to the brow of a hill over their town that was built on intending to throw him down the cliff. But he slipped through the crowd and walked away. What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Once more, give the Lord an opportunity to speak to you. Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day as he usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it is written, the spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind new sight, to set the He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the assistant and sat down. And all eyes in the synagogues were fixed on him. Then he began to speak to them. This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen. And he won the approval of all. And they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said, this is Joseph's son, surely? But he replied, no doubt you will quote me the same physician heal yourself and tell me we have heard all that happened in Capernaum. Do the same here in our own countryside. And he went on, I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country. There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you in Elijah's day, when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land. But Elijah was not sent to any one of these. He was sent to a widow at Sarapath, a Sidonian town. And in the prophet Elisha's time, there were many lepers in Israel, but none of these were cured except the Syrian Naaman. When they heard this, everyone in the synagogue was enraged. They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town. And they took him to the brow of the hill their town was built on, intending to throw him down the cliff. But he slipped through the crowd and walked away. What did your heart feel as you listened? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? So once more through him with him and in him listen to the word. Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day as he usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it is written. The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind and new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord's glory to the sick and to the sick. And all eyes in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to speak to them. This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen. And he won the approval of all and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said this is Joseph's son surely. But he replied no doubt you will quote me saying physician heal yourself and tell me we have heard all that happened in Capernaum do the same here in your own countryside. And he went on I tell you solemnly no prophet is ever accepted in his own country. There were many widows in Israel I can assure you in Elijah's day when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land. But Elijah was not sent to any one of these. He was sent to a widow in Zarephath and a Sidonian town. And in the prophet Elisha's time there were many lepers in Israel but none of these was cured except the Syrian Naaman. When they heard this everyone in the synagogue was enraged. They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town and they took him up to the brow of a down the cliff. But he slipped through the crowd and walked away. What touched your heart in this time of prayer? What did your heart feel as you prayed? What do you hope to carry with you from this time with the Lord? Let us now close with the prayer to the father that Jesus gave us. Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not in to temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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"A time of Lectio Divina for the discerning heart. Monday of the 22nd week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart, Jesus, I trust in you. You take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard deep within your heart. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke chapter 4 verses 16 through 30. Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day as he usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it is written, the spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord's year of favor. He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the assistant and sat down. And all eyes in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to speak to them. This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen. And he won the approval of all and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said, this is Joseph's son, surely? But he replied, no doubt you will quote me saying, physician, heal yourself and tell me we have heard all that happened in Capernaum, do the same here in your own countryside. And he went on, I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country. There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you in Elijah's day when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land. But Elijah was not sent to any one of these. He was sent to a widow in Zarephath and a Sidonian town. And in the prophet Elisha's time, there were many lepers in Israel, but none of these was cured except the Syrian Naaman.
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"What touched your heart in this time of prayer? What did your heart feel as you prayed? What do you hope to carry with you from this time with the Lord? Let us now close with a prayer to the Father that Jesus gave us.Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Amen. Amen.
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"What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Jesus said, Give the Lord an opportunity to speak to you. Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. Heaven preserve you, Lord, he said. This must not happen to you. But he turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan. You are an obstacle in my path because the way you think is not God's way but man's. If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it, but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What then will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come in the end. When he does, he will reward each one according to his behavior. What did your heart feel as you listened? What did you sense the Lord saying to you? Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. Heaven preserve you, Lord, he said. This must not happen to you. But he turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan. You are an obstacle in my path because the way you think is not God's way but man's. Then Jesus said to his disciples, If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it, but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What then will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come in the He will reward each one according to his behavior.
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"A time of Lectio Divina for the discerning heart. The 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of this day to the Lord. Say slowly from your heart, Jesus, I trust in you. You take over. Become aware that he is with you, looking upon you with love, wanting to be heard deep within your heart. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew chapter 16 verses 21 through 27. Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. Heaven preserve you, Lord, he said. This must not happen to you. But he turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan. You are an obstacle in my path because the way you think is not God's way but man's. Then Jesus said to his disciples, If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it, but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What then will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life? For the Son of Man is going to come in the He will reward each one according to his behavior.
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"To the father, the Jesus gave us. Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed, be thy name. By kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day. Our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us, not in too temptation. But deliver us. From evil. Amen.
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"What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the lord saying to
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"A time of alexio divina for the discerning heart. Saturday in the 22nd week of ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of the stay to the lord. Say slowly, from your heart, Jesus. I trust in you. You. Take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard, deep within your heart. A reading from the holy gospel, according to Luke, chapter 6 versus one through 5. One
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"The old is good, he says. What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the lord saying to you? Once more, give the lord an opportunity to speak to you.
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"A time of alexio divina for the discerning heart. Friday of the 22nd week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of the stay to the lord. Say slowly, from your heart, Jesus. I trust in you. You. Take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard, deep within your heart. A reading from the holy gospel, according to Luke, chapter 5 versus 33 through 39. The
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"They left everything and followed him. What did your heart feel as you listened? What did you sense the lord saying to you? Once more, through him, with him and in him. Listen to the word.
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"A time of alexio divina for the discerning heart. Thursday of the 22nd week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of the stay to the lord. Say slowly, from your heart, Jesus. I trust in you. You. Take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard, deep within your heart. A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke, chapter 5 versus one through 11. Jesus
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"Those who trespass against us. And lead us, not into temptation. But deliver us. From evil. Amen.
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"In the synagogues of Judea. What word made this passage come alive for you? What did you sense the lord saying to you? Once more, give the lord an opportunity to speak to you.
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"A time of alexio divina for the discerning heart. Wednesday of the 22nd week in ordinary time. As you begin, take a deep breath and exhale slowly. For the next few moments, surrender all the cares and concerns of the stay to the lord. Say slowly, from your heart, Jesus. I trust in you. You. Take over. Become aware that he is with you. Looking upon you with love. Wanting to be heard, deep within your heart. A reading from the holy gospel, according to Luke, chapter four versus 38 through 44. Leaving
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"All through the surrounding countryside. What touched your heart in this time of prayer? What did your heart feel as you prayed? What do you hope to carry with you from this time with a lord? Let us now close with the prayer to the father that Jesus gave us. Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed, be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day. Our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses. As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us, not in too temptation. But deliver us. From evil. Amen.
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"What did you sense the lord saying to you? Once more,