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"They're in constant communication that Israel is doing everything humanly possible to protect the lives that Hamas once killed once dead the US which has veto power in the Security Council said it supported the resolution but vote did not for it because it failed to condemn Hamas what a bunch flimflam of and it is unacceptable it is unconscionable that it is way to meet one of the greatest genocidal maniacs on the face of the earth Joe Biden didn't have two minutes to stop at the massive rally in Washington DC could have gotten out in of and there 300 ,000 people he didn't even send a recorded statement, a video to be played look I'm busy but let's send a nothing not a word he sent some Joe Biden in supporting the provision of arms to Israel has done nothing differently in that respect than
Fresh "Two Minute" from Bloomberg Businessweek
"Did she say I don't know? don't I know. Our producer Matt plays on his Apple watch for about two minutes and then he gets bored. Alright, Salesforce still up about 4 .6 % here in the aftermarket. We're seeing definitely. I told you to bring that pitfall. You don't remember that game. That was a good game. I like Scarlett. Frogger. Who doesn't like Scarlett? Centipede. She's like our company Alright gem. guys, that is a wrap. That's a wrap on Radio TV, YouTube and Bloomberg Originals. Guys have a good and safe evening. We will see you tomorrow. And that's why everybody wants a piece of the action. Yeah, I don't know. Also, I don't know what's going to happen with the IPO market, although it does feel like it's thawing just a bit here, too. It does feel like things are thawing just a bit. I mean, Birkenstock actually traded above its IPO price today for first the time. So that's kind of a big deal, Carol. Then yesterday, our team here reporting that the temperature controlled storage facility provider Lineage Logistics has targeted valuation more than $30 billion in an IPO. That could be one of next year's largest listings. Reddit? I am so late to the game. Again, I finally created a Reddit account over the weekend. It's a good place. I know a lot of who people spend a lot of time on Reddit. Everything's super niche. You can find an answer to anything there. You can find your people. Or you can find people to save you money on trying to fix stuff in your house. Don't you ever Google something and it's like, alright, there's a Reddit group that has answers to the questions. It's pretty cool. Alright, so let's it. get to IPOs, of course, have been on hold for months by volatile markets and a relatively weak showing for four closely watched debuts in September and October, which all but slammed the door on big ticket IPOs in 2023. That been has the year. Amy Orr is equity capital markets reporter for Bloomberg News. She's got to watch all this stuff and make sense of it. She's here in our Bloomberg Interactive Brokers studio. Is there a word to describe the IPO market right now? I guess it's hopeful because we're almost past that stage where we're betting on this year going to be like the year and then we've given up hope. So I guess like we're looking forward now to next year and then hopefully. Well, it's so funny because I was thinking back to the last few months and there was a period I think like end of August, early September, maybe end of summer, early fall where you were in our studio like every week Amy and you know there were this host of IPOs. And then you know, I hate to say it, but if there are no IPOs or if there's nothing happened, what then you know, are we going to talk to you about? I know that's also true. And then it's all doom and gloom, right? And then I think especially after November after the market rally and then everyone is just scratching their head as to why the IPO market is not open. the Like fundamentals are there. Like if follow -on market is so strong, why IPO isn't open. We talked to a very wise man here who used to work on Wall Street and was involved in deals it's and like, it's BS that they can't get a deal done. That, you know, if you had to do something, you could get these deals to market. Give us some hints on who you talk to. I'm not even going to give you initials. But what's interesting, so what is it? I mean, this whole idea of a market environment. I mean, stuff's happening. Companies are doing big M &A deals. Like, stuff is happening. So why is it that the IPO market is not really happening? Like you said, As in, most of the bankers always say there is a price to everything, right? So, like, if you're willing to sell, there is someone willing you're going to to buy at what price? And I guess there probably is the crust of the matter is people's expectation in terms of pricing is still not like coming back to terms with what they are like they should be. And also the fact that the public market has rallied so much and people are like, Well, maybe I can actually get a better price if I just waited for little a bit more. How much is to that there's just been so much private money sloshing around that it enables private much longer. It's really strange because like if we look at the pre IPO market investments, right? So venture capital hasn't actually been used that much. I think like, if I remember it was 130 million, like it's almost like just one check in the past. So like there hasn't been a lot of like kind of pre IPO investments or top ups. So I don't know private credit has been talked about a lot, but I don't see it. Yeah. Interesting. Okay. So what gives you optimism or hope that, uh, you not maybe, but the sources you talk to that they are hopeful right now? I guess they're just, they just have to be hopeful. I guess bankers are just yeah. Optimistic people, right? Is Reddit going to finally do it? Okay. But here's the thing. My point is people are like Reddit did it. We can do it. I, I don't know. Are you asking? You're not asking me. I'm Okay. not even sure if Reddit is going to be the first, it might be among the first group of people in the first half. Is Shein going to be it? Probably, but there are so many, like for these to companies, right? They also have their own calendar of equity issues this week, a price this week. I printed
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Fresh "Two Minute" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Football gauntlet. NFL schedule makers did Seattle no favors with this four -game stretch. They lost big to the 49ers Thanksgiving night at Dallas this Thursday, then San Francisco again and the high Flying Philadelphia Eagles. Pete Carroll's squad used a more normal week to get some players healthier. Geno Ohio Smith's elbow better. Running back Kenneth Walker the third still nursing an oblique injury, which means more hopes for rookie Kenny McIntosh. How precise he is with his runs. He reads the line of scrimmage really well. We We just needed more turns, you know to see him and you were you know kind of elevated our opinion about his for his the running game sense was really for obvious this week. Carol Seahawks a touchdown underdog tomorrow night against the Cowboys. New York Jets have opened a 21 day practice window for quarterback Aaron Rogers cleared for functional football activity. Rogers suffered a torn Achilles in week one. Friday night's Pac -12 football championship game in Las Vegas will be a top five matchup. The Washington Huskies moved up to three Oregon Ducks in the new college football playoff rankings and four different players scored goals lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a home ice 4 -3 win over the Kraken. Seattle continued the journey Thursday in Toronto. Sports with Schwartz at 10 and 40 after the hour. Northwest News Radio just about two minutes away from next our traffic update it's 1212. It's time for a Tech Mobility Minute. With the rise of AI, the question is often asked, will AI take my job? Well, executives at OpenAI, which developed GPT, admit that AI will in fact eliminate some jobs. They also contend that will AI create new types of jobs because of the many large language models like GPT and Google's Lambda won't be very useful without more specialized instruction. Demand for in -house large language developers is likely to rise, says Eric Gilles, a professor of economics and finance at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His companies rely on AI to make decisions consequential about things like credit scores. There will also be a need for AI psychotherapist who can understand and explain an algorithm's thinking, says Dinesh Nirmal, senior vice president at IBM Software, as increase the use and effectiveness of AI chatbots. There will also be a need for prompt engineers. This is just a few of the new jobs that AI technology will create in the coming years. I'm Ken Chester. This has been a Tech Ability Minute. Welcome to aonmeetings .com, your next video conferencing and webinar platform. your Host next virtual meeting or your paid webinar with registration and secure file sharing, break rooms, classrooms, and much more. With over five levels of security, to know that your data is safe and secure and 100 % browser base, keep in touch with family and friends using the newest meeting platform.
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"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
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A highlight from Ep403: Why Nows The Time To Get On Other People's Podcasts - Chris Miles
"I have a vested interest for their show to be successful, right? I want their show to be awesome. I want to give good value and I want to be able to share it so that their stats go up and they say, I want Chris back on again. Like that's two ways I can serve them in just with one interview. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam A. Adams. And today I'm joined with a friend of mine, Chris Miles. Chris has published over 750 episodes. He's in his ninth season of podcasting. You can find his bio in the show notes. Go ahead and scroll down anything where his social that he wanted to share, his website that he wanted to share, and the link to his podcast, Money Ripples, is also down in the show notes. So you can scroll down and connect with him right there. Chris, after 750 episodes, you've probably learned a lot. And one of the things that I know you wanted to talk to the listener is there was a turning point, an aha moment for you. I want to hear about that turning point, the aha moment. What was we'll call it? A .D. and B .C. What was the B .C. version of the podcast and what happened at A .D. when you had this big aha moment? Yeah, the B .C. version of my podcast was really just an extension of my previous podcast I did that did like 80 episodes for over, of course, about four years. So I was podcasting since end of 2008, but it was always very organic. The whole purpose I had for the podcast is really just to save myself time and energy. Right. Because I was trying to use it as a way to be like a frequently asked or should be asked question from people. So if some client asked me, hey, Chris, tell me what's the best way to create passive income. Great. Just go listen to the show and then we'll talk about it. Right. So it would save me all that breath and energy having talked to people. And it became kind of like my own book, so to speak. But the big aha for me happened actually was after I was interviewed on if you've ever heard of the show Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas. So I was on that show one earlier time before. And I remember it boosted the numbers on my website. And then a few years later, I realized and I was kind of questioning everything. I was questioning about how to be more efficient. Right. And I realized that the best clients of mine came from my podcast. And I said, wait a minute, if that's my best place, why am I live speaking everywhere? Why am I trying to, you know, go and network and do this and that and the other? Why don't I just focus on my voice and my podcast? And then the idea hit me and said, I should go on other people's podcasts. And instead of telling me to go to my website, find my ebook and all that kind of stuff, just send them to my podcast because if they're already listening to podcasts, why not come there? So that's what I started doing. I actually, I went back on John Lee Dumas' show again. And instead this time, instead of promoting my website, I promoted my podcast and then boom, like numbers exploded. It started to take off and get traction. And then pretty soon as a result, iTunes was recommending it. Then of course I met you a few years later, then you boosted my numbers even more. And now we've got like hundreds of reviews and things like that. Right. It really helped get that momentum going. And I'll tell you, it took me like four and a half years to get my first hundred thousand downloads. Now I get over a well over like, I don't know, like I probably hit a hundred thousand downloads in about like eight or nine months, but even on iTunes, that doesn't even include YouTube views and things like that as well, which gives me even more. And so that was like a big aha for me. Instead of just promoting my website, promoting my product or service, instead promote the podcast, because that's the best way to get people to really figure out if they know, like, and trust you. And when that happened, all of a sudden my numbers boomed in my business as a result. And again, it took no extra money out of my pocket. It was just, Hey, if I get interviewed on podcasts, just promote my podcast. That's it. Don't go pitching any crap like that. Just promote the podcast. Yeah. Yeah. Well, that's really, really interesting. I've been interviewed on a lot of other podcasts and I do it intentionally like you are right now. And I actually have been adopting that. Now, a lot of the times the host, they want to add value to you, Chris. They're like, you took your time out to add value to my listener. I want to make sure that people go to your website. And so the host sometimes, not all the time, they kind of like almost, it feels like they're insisting that they send people to your website or to a lead magnet, right? Because that's what they've known. And for me, my call to action is, well, the best thing you can do if you want it for free is just go to over to my podcast. You already listened to this podcast, go and check it out. And if you know that you're ready to work with my company, then you can go to my website, growyourshow .com top, right? You can push that button for a discovery call. And so I will say both. So let me hear if you can silo just the call to action over the last, I think, isn't it eight years, seven years? How many years have you had your show? Now it's the ninth season. So ninth year. Okay. Okay. So after nine years, if you could just silo off at first, this was my call to action. And then I switched to this and now I'm doing this. Are you more like me where you hybrid it, where you're like, this is the free way and this is the paid way, or do you just promote the podcast? Where did that come? I'd like to hear just that part. Yeah, you bet. So almost all the time. And I probably do at least a couple of interviews a week now. One of my other people's shows always they'll say how people reach you, how they contact you, follow you. They'll always say something like to that degree, I'll say two easy ways. You go to moneyripples .com or you can just follow my podcast on itube, you know, itube, youtunes, you know, whatever you want to do, follow the moneyripples podcast on youtube or itunes. And I just leave it at that like five, six seconds and we're done unless I say itube or youtunes. And then it might take me 10 seconds to say it, but it's very simple. It's just go to my website. If you want to visit my website, moneyripples .com or follow the moneyripples podcast, wherever you follow podcasts. All right. Follow my podcast wherever I'm quoting you. I like this. And that's basically what I say, but I've always started with the free way first. And I, I might change it after I might change it after just after we had this conversation. So do you feel one thing to extract from that or make sure that the listener heard is that you're saying you probably do about two interviews a week and I'm trying to do two to three a week and been able to do that fairly consistently because we really try for it. Now there's a lot of ways to get interviews and I'm going to list just a couple of them. And then I'm going to ask you, how do you get interviews? One way is you'd go on a place like pod match or pod booker where there's a whole bunch of podcast people and you try to either do an interview exchange or you try to just get on other people's shows or you're looking for your own guests. You can do any of the three options. Another way to do it is to be in Facebook groups where your perfect listener would be and you're engaging with them. And then when you see somebody posting something that's really great, you say, Hey, would you like to be on my show? Another way is to pay a company that does podcast booking, like an agency that just does the booking where you might pay ish three to $500 to each time that you get booked on someone else's show. And so some people, they might pay like 30 ,000 or 20 ,000 or 10 ,000 and they might get on 10 episodes or 20 episodes or 50 episodes that year of those or option D, how are you getting booked on two other people's shows each week? That's the minimum. My average is actually closer to about 3 .8 to four times a week. It's been a combination of a lot of the things you already mentioned, right? So funny. I just found pod match a couple months ago. I'm a little late to the party, but that's four or five times a week recently. So here's how I do it actually go in order of like cheapest or easiest all the way up to most expensive. So the cheapest one, of course I started with was radio guest list .com. That's a great membership and it's free. You can actually get it for free, but I recommend doing the $6 a month membership. It's virtually nothing, but on top of that, you get the first interview pitches, right? And of course I always recommend like, make sure the show is a good fit for you and you're a good fit for them before you just pitch them because nothing always me more as being a podcast host, someone pitch me anything, right? But I'll tell you like, if it's something that really makes sense, right? Reach out to them and make it make sense and keep it short and sweet about who you are and what you do. So when I would radio guest list, you have to go and email them yourself. So I would do that. I would follow the instructions because there's nothing more annoying if you don't follow instructions. So make sure you read the little instructions and say that here's what you need to do to become a guest. I'll email them. I'll make sure I use their name. For example, I'll say, Hey, you know, my name is Chris Miles, cashflow expert or anti -financial advisor, depending on which one I think will resonate with them more. It's like, I show people how to increase their passive income today versus waiting five million years to get broke in retirement or whatever, you know, something like that. And I'll just say like, if it's an entrepreneur show, I might say, Hey, you know, I've been in business for 20 years. I've been helping people with this. I have a lot of experiences where I've been high. I've been low. So it could be a story base. So again, I kind of cater it to whatever their show is really for, right? Like they're entrepreneurs. I care there. If it's for real estate investors, I talk about alternative investments and passive income and how to get your money to pay you twice. Why every real estate investor needs passive income. I'll just cater that. And I'll just say, I've attached my bio here for your review. Let me know if you have any questions, if you feel like you're a good fit for my audience. And that's pretty much it. So it's usually like two short paragraphs that I'll get responses every time, but I get pretty decent responses. And the cool thing is I have my bio that I have like a short bio that's 50 words or less because some will request that I call my super duper short bio. And then I have my super short bio. That's less than a hundred words that I usually send out to most people. And that's what I put up on pod match, but I've used that for radio guest list. I would find at least a couple of interviews a month just from that. So that's a great place to start. And then I did pod match recently. That one's like, can I interrupt you? This is on radio guest list .com, which we'll link it in the show notes. I'm hearing everything that you're saying, keeping it short and sweet two paragraphs at most, following their instructions, catering to their show, keeping it personalized. So it's not just some copy and paste thing and attaching a short bio. And now I'm wondering on, you know, what's funny. I literally had a question. good And then I was like wrapping up everything that you said. And now I'm thinking, did I get all the points that he mentioned? And my brain was thinking more about that than it was about the question that I had. Shoot. That's depressing because I had a great curious thing that I think would really support the listener. It'll come back to me. So keep going, Chris, and then I'll get back there. Yeah. Like I said, I think that's a great start because it does kind of lead to what you could do with pod match. Right. And I actually, you remember the question? Yeah, you can tell in my face. I'm like, Oh, that's what it was. Yep. Are you getting them on your show? Are you doing both when you do this two short paragraphs? What's your heart saying? What is your actual goal? Yeah. My goal is to get on their show. Okay. And so do you don't feel bad? Like, because I sometimes do feel bad and kind of have this reciprocity thing where I just feel like, man, I've got to offer them to be on my show too. I don't know. And if not, which is great, or if so, how do you overcome it? Like, how do you change the mindset? Like I really am here to get my message out. Well, because I know I'm going to try to deliver max value every time. Right. I mean, I mean, look, we're talking about podcasting, right? It's like thinking about thinking. It's like meta thing. It's the kind of the same thing. I mean, this is not my area of expertise, but I know I can deliver good value from things I've learned. Otherwise I wouldn't come on the show and ask to be on the first place. I think people feel more guilty if they try to get weasel their way onto a show and know that they're not that good. And I'm not saying this is you, Adam, by the way, I'm not saying that at all, because sometimes I will feel that the reciprocity, but then I remember, listen, I'm not only here to give them good value so that their listeners want to stay on their show and make sure I keep them hooked. But secondly, I'm also know that I'm going to be sharing their assets afterwards too. I'm going to be promoting their show. So I'm giving them twice a second. Do you always promote the show? And here's the thing. A lot of people, if you're on your first or second show that you've ever been interviewed on, there is probably a 99 % chance you're sharing it. It's your first time. It's your second time. It's almost guaranteed. You're going to share that because you're, you're proud of yourself. You want people to see it. You want the exposure and you're not doing this a few times a week, 3 .8 times a week. But when you're getting on 3 .8 podcasts each week, do you share all of them or do you share some of them? If they share it with me, then yes, we'll share them. I mean, it is responsibility of the host to actually say, we released your podcast, right? If they don't do that, we'll never know. So there is a little bit of responsibility on their part, but I'll say at the end of the interview, when we're done recording, I'll say like, Hey, that was awesome. It was fun. Let me know if you have show assets, the link or whatever, send it to me. Now I have a team to do it for me, but even before then I was still doing it myself. I was still promoting it because even if it were three or four times a week, that's three or four posts that you don't have to create, right? Those are posts that say, Hey, so honored I was on this show today. Check it out. You know, I might've shared this, you know, or something that you can hook them with. Right. And, and just share it, you know, and they have YouTube shorts or not YouTube shorts. Well, they can have that too. Or they're like just short videos that you could put on Instagram or Tik TOK. Great. Have them tag you, make sure they have your social tags. You know, I just tell people it's easy. If you want to know it's always at money ripples, you can just tag that. They're like, Oh, good. So then it's not hard for them to figure out how to tag me when they do promote the show. So I have a vested interest. I want them to promote the show. I want them to say, man, he was not only an awesome guest that gave great value, but he actually shared stuff and my stats show it. I got to have them back. I want you to say that again. You have a vested interest for what to happen, Chris. I have a vested interest for their show to be successful. Right. I want their show to be awesome. I want to give good value and I want to be able to share it so that their stats go up and they say, I want Chris back on again. Yeah. Like that's two ways I can serve them in just with one interview. Yeah. And if they're promoting it like, so you just kind of in, as you're having that conversation at maybe at the end of the episode, you're like, Hey, let me know when this goes live so I can publish it. And you also say, go ahead and tag me. It's easy. It's money ripples .com or it's at money ripples, money ripples. Yeah. So you're like, it's easy to do this. And you're basically telling them, Hey, I want you to do it. I want you to tag me. That helps them to feel more comfortable. And also it's kind of sales in a way, but hear me out on that first. Cause the listener might be like, what does he mean? So in a way, when you say it's easy, just do this. What they're doing in their head is they are imagining themselves tagging you. And that increases the probability that they're going to share it at all because they're like, Oh, okay, I'm going to be tagging him. And so then they're like, you create it spiritually or in the mind and it allows it to have a higher probability to manifest itself physically and in person. And so I love how you're doing that. And just the way that you worded that I think is really valuable to the listener to be able to support their growth as well. Exactly. And what, and now that I have a marketing team, they beg for new content. I beg for new content because that's just less content I have to put out myself, right? I don't have to, I'm a horrible with a little selfie phone, you know, like doing those kinds of videos. I suck at that. You know, I'm much better in this kind of environment, talking with somebody, having a conversation versus talking to myself, even though I can talk to myself, my own podcast, but it's different when I'm behind a desk versus on a phone. Right. I have to like figure out how to hold it at the same time. That's work. So to have them create something that's an asset for us, right? Something that we can use a repurpose over and over. That's gold for us. We want that. And of course, I want them to know that we actually fulfill our word. We have integrity. We're going to do what we say we're going to do. Good stuff. And you mentioned a couple of times your team, your marketing team, your asset team, the people that work with you to do this. And I want to understand how that works for you and your purposes, because it seems like it's working great. And I'm curious if you are the person who's going on pod match pod book or radio guest list dot com. If you're the one who's going there, sending the personalized message, or if your team is helping you get on other people's podcasts, I know you were like, I'm going to list it from the cheapest way to the most expensive way. But staying just at radio guest list, $6 a month for a second. Is this you personally doing the legwork or is this your team that has learned how to speak with your voice and do that legwork? I've been doing it personally. Yeah. The whole entire time, even with pod match, even though I did have somebody do that for me for a bit, I mean, I guess go with my gut a lot more. Like there's a lot of shows that I had somebody on my team reached out to. I was like, I would never reach out to that show. And I'm the one of those people. I want to verify numbers. So I actually upgraded my pod match membership to verify that it has a certain reach. Otherwise I won't, I have so many other shows that can be on. I'm going to be more selective, right? So I started doing it myself, even with pod match, I'm actually doing that myself now. And again, I don't think it takes very long. Like I said, like once you get the hang of it, you know, those two quick paragraphs might take you two minutes, maybe. But again, if that gets you exposure to hundreds, possibly thousands of people that now want to follow you. And then now you're able to, you know, some people would say the marketing space nurtured them, right? I wouldn't even just say that. It's just really just create raving fans. And when you start to do that, it creates a ripple effect that you would never, never realize. I like how you threw in the ripple effect, my friend, you're genius.
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A highlight from Doug Giles
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well buddy, you're on your own. But if you'll wait right here in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Mataxas. Folks, welcome back. In this brief segment, I'm going to talk to the author of a brand new book. Now the title of the book should be obvious. In fact, not only should it be obvious, it is obvious. The title of the book is obvious. Albin Sator is the author, obviously. Albin, everything in the book is the statement of things that we've got to say over and over because they're true and we're living in a time where people are trying to shove lies down our throats. So the book is humorous, pithy, and unfortunately important. Obvious, seeing the evil that's in plain sight, doing something about it. There's something in here. The beautiful part of this book, one of the beautiful parts of this book is your kindergarten picture. You actually, in the book, there's a picture of your kindergarten class. I could cry. It's so cute and beautiful. I know. The children are so cute, especially those two twins in the back row. I'm telling you, they're the cutest. Are you one of those twins? I'm guessing. I might be. And my identical twin brother is standing right next to me. I think. I can't tell because I can't tell us apart. Wait, are you both identical? Yeah. My mother and father assured us, let's just put it that way. Because it doesn't really, if only one of you is identical, then you can't be identical twins. That's just the way it works. There's a mirror at the end of that aisle. And I think it's just, but anyway. It's a picture of your kindergarten class. You and your twin brother are in the back row. So go ahead. Yeah. And this is okay. I'm going to give a little bit about my age here. This was the East street school that doesn't exist there anymore. They tore it down for I -279 or something like that in Pittsburgh. Anyway, but we're all lined up. This is May of 1960. Okay. This was as early as you can get in the sixties. And I talk about the specific things in the photo itself. It's besides the fact that everybody's cute and none of the kids is overweight. We're all, you know, we're all in our Sunday best as it were. There's like 22 of us. And there's another era. None of these kids is doing blow. I mean, it's an era where kindergarteners are not doing cocaine. But seriously, it's such a beautiful picture. I really could get choked up looking at it. Yeah. And I it's so funny because I'm even looking at the little girl that I found so cute. I was like, boy, I'd like to marry that one down there. And here I am five and a half years old, of course. And there's even in the middle, there's even, this is 1960 folks. There's a black baby doll among the toys in the front of the picture. I thought Mattel in 1990 came up with black baby dolls. What they had them actually in the 1960s. Oh yeah, folks. And there's like four black children in the group. And then, you know, at the time it was probably, I don't, you know, which was about, what is that about 15, 20, 20 % of the children. And we're in a neighborhood. It's like the lower middle -class neighborhood where that kindergarten was. So it was representative. And this is 1960 folks. Remember what happened at the end of 1960, how all H E double toothpicks broke out. Yeah. But anyway, that's why I love that picture. You should really spell out the word toothpicks, if you don't mind in the future. Well, or, or hockey sticks too. Either way. So this is a picture of your kindergarten class and what is the larger point that you're making? Because that's, I mean, the title of this chapter, these are all very short chapters, is what a difference a decade makes. Yes. One of the obvious things I'm stating, and the reason why I have the children there, there's an article that goes along with that. And it, I think it's titled one of the chapters racism is for losers. And my, when my mother was picking us up at the kindergarten one day, another mother, I overheard this said to my mother, Oh, look at, look at your twins. They're playing with that little black boy over there. And I talking about because our best friend, there was one of the little black boys in the school. And we didn't, we're not aware of him as being black. He was just your friend. Yeah. Because he played with the same toys and had the same, you know, kind of sense of fun that we had because we were children and nobody was saying, Hey, you know, you may think you're a little boy, but you twins, you're not identical twins. Want to use a little girl and want to use not a little girl. You see what we're talking about? Nobody was shoving any of this stuff down to anybody's throat back then. This is 1960 folks. What happened at the end? Where are we today? How far are we come? Like how far backwards have we gone? And I get fired up about this stuff, right? Well, no, it is, it's just astonishing that the, the innocence, this is one of the great crimes of our time. And this is why, ladies and gentlemen, you need to be doing your part in the war against evil, whatever that means. Running for school board, homeschooling your kids, being a poll watcher, whatever God calls you to do. Cause God has a job for every one of us, but to combat the lies, you have to face the fact. And again, this is one of the points of the book that one of the things that is obvious is the loss of innocence. And that to me is one of the most heartbreaking, maybe the most heartbreaking thing is the loss of innocence that little kids, because of the madness on the left, they're growing up in a world where they're being made aware of things that they should never be made aware of at a young age. They should not hear about this at a young age. They shouldn't be confused about sexual identity. It shouldn't be even introduced to them. And little kids are being forced to deal with this. They're being forced to deal with the concept of racism. It is so wrong to impose this kind of stuff on children. It's bad enough when you try to impose it on adults, but the idea, just looking at that picture in the book, that it really was a more innocent time.
A highlight from INSANE Solana Price Prediction! (100X Incoming!)
"It is a great day to discover crypto, everybody. It is one day away from Halloween. I hope you're feeling spooky. The only thing spooky is you're not hitting the like button. We got some insane price predictions from VanEck, one of the largest asset managers in the world. And they have some very, very bullish price targets, but they also have a very bearish price target. We're going to go over those for Solana, plus their nice Bitcoin thesis and why there's going to be a lot of institutional money flowing in, and we're seeing that in the stats as well. Also, we're going to talk about Miles Deutscher. That guy's insane. I've been following his stuff for years. It's really, really interesting. Got some stuff from Ralph Paul as well. Plus, we have a brand new person, an oldie but goodie on the sidecar today. How are you doing today? I'm doing good. First time on the side desk, I think, so I'm going to be testing out, chatting with everybody in the chat. But yeah, when VanEck is pumping your bags, it's a good day to be in crypto. So yeah, I'm loving it. All right. Well, let's look at today in crypto. So we have the crypto market cap. It looks like it's up 1 .7%. I do want to go ahead and hit refresh here. We might need to, I don't know if I have coin, I don't have coin market cap at the time, but we'll look at this. CoinGecko, we do have Bitcoin up slightly. It's about half a percent, so it looks kind of good. But ETH, it's got double the pump, baby. It is up 1 .0 % here. But when we start scrolling down, we see some bigger winners. First big winner we see, well, relative. XRP up 3 .6%. Bigger than that, though, we have Solana. Solana is up 7%. I may or may not have bought Solana this weekend, folks. I may or may not have bought this weekend. That's all I'm going to say. We have Chainlink also looking good. Chainlink is up 3 .2%. Just defying all expectations of a pullback on the short term. And then Avalanche up 4%. But let's look at the biggest ones, the biggest gainers, the biggest losers. I think maybe one of the coins I took profits on, yeah, rollbit, baby. I took profit. I took some more profit. I've taken profit once before. I took profit a second time on rollbit. This is one that we put in the Crucial Crypto newsletter a long time ago. I told you about before the pump sold. I can't remember which peak I sold. I remember going down, I didn't buy more, and now that we're kind of testing this $0 .20 resistance level, I said, you know what, it might be time to exit out. So I put a little into Solana, I put a little bit into USDC. I have a little too much USDC in that wallet, so that's why I didn't go all Solana there. Alright, ThorChain. Look at ThorChain. We did a video on ThorChain. It is up 9 .5%. We did a video on Solana. If you go here to here eight days ago, folks, we did this video. If you haven't watched it, make sure you give it a shout out, give it a like, give it a comment on there. It just made me excited. It made me excited for Solana. Was that the deep dive Solana video? That is the deep dive. Top 3 reasons for Solana pump. I'm not saying we called it, but you know what, if you turn all those notifications, you can get these videos nice and timely. What's your Solana thesis here? No, it's good. I mean, I've liked Solana for a long time. A lot of you guys know I bought it last cycle around $5. It's an interesting layer one. Obviously being pumped pretty hard by institutional money, VC money, something we've been watching for a while. It is a little bit, it's conflicting a little bit when you see these big financial asset managers pumping things because usually when they're coming out screaming insanely bullish predictions that represents a local top or even a macro top. So I don't take everything they say with a grain of salt, $3 ,000 is an absolutely insane price prediction. We're going to get into that a little bit more as far as like what that would actually mean for market cap for it to get to that level. Their base case is a little bit more reasonable in my opinion. But in that video that you did like a week or two ago, it really breaks down the plan that Solana has the roadmap and it's a very strong narrative for the next couple of years. And it's something that people with influence and capital, there's a lot behind it. Jump capital I know is one of the ones behind Solana, a lot of big money behind it. They're going to want to pump their bags and there's a really good narrative around that. So it's fascinating to me when you see somebody as big as Vanette coming out and making these insanely bullish predictions. So it's going to be wild as we get into this. I feel like we're just getting started in this bull market. So keep an eye on who's saying what, but we really need to keep an eye on where the dollars are flowing more than what the headlines are. Yeah. Watch the capital inflows and outflows. We have Love Breakers. DZ, you rule, man. Please listen to our band. Is your band name Love Breakers? We're going to find it. Love Breakers sounds like a UK dating reality show. Love Breakers. Love Breakers. It's like where their mom is like hovering over the date saying, uh -uh, he didn't open the door for you. I'm a Love Breaker now. That's a show. That's a show. Let's go. All right. Let's get back to the show at hand here. And that's looking at the top crypto gainers and losers. We've got a couple more gainers we want to look at. Gala, baby. Gala is pumping. I'm going to put out a short today on gaming tokens. So we have Gala pumping. There's another big pumper today and I want to talk. It's an Axie Infinity ecosystem token. SLP is way up. I'm going to tell you the next two tokens that's on my radar because I see what pumps. What's the next thing to pump? So that's a really good short. You're going to want to make sure you check that out. Probably be out next couple hours. Monero is up 6 .5%. Somewhere Mind Your Biz is feeling pretty happy about that one. That's almost a stable coin, folks. Algorand up 4 .6%. And those who don't know, I mean, let's just, I almost probably can't show it because, Max, I don't know how. Yeah. If you go to the one year chart, that is very unlike most crypto charts. So very, very just kind of trading sideways there. All right. Now it's time for the top losers. Is your coin going to be in there? Is your enemy's coin going to be in there? Is that Jerk Boss, is his coin going to be in here? Is Deezy's coin going to be in there? Let's look. Maker. Maker is down 2 .2%. Then oh, well, yeah, you don't go far. Apecoin. Apecoin is down 2 .1%. But it is up 25 % for the week. Kind of just pumping off this gaming narrative. DYDX is down a little bit. But after that, really, things aren't moving too far down. Decentraland's down. Casper's down. Really, other than that, though, after that, we're in less than 1%. But you're ready to talk some insane price actions. But first, VanEck. They got some other news. They got an insane Solana prediction there. You can see it, 32, 32 .11. What are they saying about Bitcoin? And then we'll get into the Solana stuff. So new spot Bitcoin ETF filing submitted by VanEck is the investment giant. They resubmitted the application to the SEC here. Stitch over there. Oh, look at a little scoochie here. In June, the firm came up with a new application to the securities watchdog for a spot ETF. This came just months after the agency shot down its prior request, though. Is it inevitable though? The Galaxy Digital predicts the much coveted products could attract more than $14 billion. Yeah, we talked about the inflows, potential inflows last week. All right, well, let's see here. And VanEck joins the amendment. Here's the Jeff Seifart. We really got to get a hold of this guy. Him and Eric have just been crushing it lately for Bloomberg. They're the ETF analysts there. But this is the important part. I want to talk about VanEck Bitcoin ETF may use Bitcoin for seed funding. Okay, so why is that important? I thought they all use Bitcoin. No, I'm using cash for the seed investment portion of it. So let's look at this. So according to Scott Johnson, with an extra S there, he speaks Parseltongue, the updated prospectus for VanEck's ETF contains seed funding language similar to BlackRock. However, there's one important difference here. Instead of using cash for seed funding, VanEck recommends using actual Bitcoin. Why do I think that's a good idea? And TJ, I want to bounce this off you. I think Bitcoin is going to go on a largely upward trend over the next 12 months. And so if you do have this ETF, say it comes out in March, say it comes out in January, maybe it comes out in June, maybe it's further down than everybody's expecting here. If you're buying Bitcoin today versus buying Bitcoin in March, well, I happen to feel like you're making a better choice today. So yeah, BlackRock, they're putting in, I'm just throwing out a number here, they're putting in $500 million. For VanEck, they might be putting in the seed amount that's buying actual Bitcoin. Well say we go live in March, who's going to be better off? The people that bought Bitcoin or the people that have cash invested ready to buy Bitcoin? Well I think they're going to be better off buying Bitcoin according to the four -year cycle here. Well, if we look here, what is seed funding? Seed funding is when financial institutions contribute capital to purchase an ETF's underlying assets in exchange for shares that can be traded when the ETF launches. This provides initial liquidity. Think of the rich players getting in on the ground floor. You know, you're going to have, here's how it's really going to work, BlackRock is going to give $10 billion to State Street, who's going to give $8 billion to Vanguard, who's going to give $7 billion to BlackRock, who also gave money to Vanguard, it's just going to be a big circle right there. But then they say, hey, you know, there's no monopoly, there's no monopoly here. Well, VanEck filed for a new application in July 2023, and several other companies including BlackRock, Bitwise, WisdomTree, Fidelity, and Invesco also have filings for potential ETF's before the SEC. I want to see if Jeff has any latest tweet here, because he's always got the new new, the fresh data, and they operate in the morning sometimes, he could catch a tweet like four minutes old. I'm still feeling like March, I guess more and more people are starting to feel January, I'm just going to be the one that goes with the prediction markets. I don't have any inside information with the SEC, I'm not Gary Gensler's nephew, I don't know if they're going to do January, I don't know if they're going to do March, but I will say this, it's increasingly likely that we are going to see an ETF in the next six months, next five months. What odds would you put it that we have it by March? I'm going to put in insanely high odds, you know, I'm really bullish. I'm going to say 85 % plus by March, I don't see it really getting past March. The question in my mind is, do we see it before the end of the year? You brought up several different things there, I think it's fascinating that VanEck's talking about seeding this ETF with Bitcoin rather than with DollarsDZ, you made a good point. Either way, a spot Bitcoin ETF means buying pressure on spot Bitcoin, that's going to be very, very good, it's just a matter of how much buying pressure and when. If VanEck is trying to seed this thing with Bitcoin, the ultimate question becomes, where do they get that Bitcoin? Where does that Bitcoin come from? Because we can see right here, you know, this was put out by Bitcoin Magazine, see if I can back this out just a little bit. Oh, I like the colors there. Yeah, it basically, you can see this is supply on exchanges since May of 2020 and it's just continually dropping, I guess it's auto adjusting my screen over there, but it's the lowest it's been, I think, in about six years. So where is the price, where's the Bitcoin going to come from? Because it's going to create an insane amount of buying pressure on Bitcoin very, very quickly, whether they're converting those dollars into Bitcoin end of this year, early next year, or if they're accumulating all that Bitcoin dramatically quickly right now, it's a good time to be in Bitcoin. And like I said, when you see institutions and hedge funds and trillion dollar asset managers starting to pump your bags, it bodes well for where the price is going. So yeah, I can't wait. Let me, let me crap on my own point here. Here's why it might be bad that they're buying spot Bitcoin versus putting in cash today. Well, imagine everybody's unleashed at once and then, you know, to TJ's point, small amount of Bitcoin on exchanges, what if it was a surprise announcement, Gary Gensler, he knows he's being watched for the one time in his, I'm just joking, you know, he didn't give Goldman Sachs, his cronies, the inside info there. Imagine if every BlackRock employee, Vanguard employee, what if they all just woke up to the same news and they had a spot buy Bitcoin? Well, Vanguard has the Bitcoin already. They wouldn't have to, or VanEck had the Bitcoin already. They wouldn't have to buy it. But if they all had to buy it once, that's when you could see a parabola. That's when you could see that insane amount of just crazy one minute candles, one hour candles, as exchanges just go into FOMO mode as I don't have enough, they don't have enough, I got to hurry up and buy some, I don't care if the price is spiked $10 ,000 in two minutes, buy that Bitcoin now before it goes up $20 ,000. Next thing you know, it is up $20 ,000. That would be the scenario that plays out that way. But people are ready for the Solana price prediction here. I see people talking about it. What do you think? Is it going to hit a new all time high? First, let's get Drew's two cents here. Drew, will Solana hit a new all time high next bull run? What do you say? I'm having to say yes at this point. It's got a lot of the community stuck through it to the really bad parts of the FUD that it ran through with FTX and Sam. He's out of the picture as being handled in courts. I think it's it's going to probably at least hit its previous all time high. All right. All right. I'm tending to agree. I'm more likely than not that we do go above was it 260 or so. So I do think we get strong rejection at three. So we go above it, but barely. That's DZ's two cents here. Where do you come in? New all time high. Yeah, I think I mean, we're basically the previous all time high is about 258. So we're talking that 300 number. I think that was within the base case of Vanex prediction. It it can do that. It's just going to have to keep that narrative. And it's not that's one thing you need to keep in mind when you're investing in crypto. Speculation is part of the game and it's not necessarily the coin that should reach the highest market cap. It's which coin can reach the highest market cap and who's behind it, who's pumping it. All of those things matters. ETF is going to matter. Grayscale, what they're doing with Cardano. You could see how that quickly reignited that narrative. So many people over and thinking Cardano was and I don't know if it'll reach new all time highs. Hey, if you can get institutional money into it, you know, maybe there will be. So, yeah, I think we're going to I think let's see, what do they have? They had the base case at three thirty five, the bear case at ten and then the insanely high case at thirty to eleven. So base case at three thirty five here, which again is just off the bottom of my important note, twenty thirty next bull run. No, no. We're talking about not only the next bull run, if there's still a four year cycle, we're talking about the one after that. It would be a peak in twenty twenty nine if the four year cycle still play out. So two cycles from now, I definitely think a base I would come in at higher than three thirty five conservative. Yeah, I would say three thirty five is slightly high for the next bull run. I would say three thirty five is pretty low for the one following that. This is an interesting number in chat. What do you think of this number? Worst case scenario, ten dollars, ten dollar Solana, not twenty twenty five by twenty thirty. So ten dollar Solana, I feel like that's a little bit bearish. I mean, the chain shut down over a dozen times and it didn't drop. You didn't see huge declines, FTX collapse. And what was their biggest holding Solana by far? They're dumping Solana, they're dumping Solana on everyone's face. Still didn't get what it bounced off ten. Right. And that's as low as it went then. So you're talking about for all time high for next cycle, top ten dollars is a little low. Now let's talk about the bull case number here. I would put this at less than I want to say less than one percent odds, but I would say less than maybe two and a half percent. I would put that it's it's around a one percent chance, maybe a three thousand two hundred and eleven dollars Solana by twenty thirty. I know a lot of people are saying, oh, you have it on the thumbnail. You think it's going to that, don't you idiot? I don't think it's going to go to that. I put it at one percent odds and then that one percent that is you know, that is the hundred dollar gallon of milk, maybe even one percent a little high. What do you guys feel about thirty two hundred dollars Solana? I mean, you got to think they're taking into account a severe impact to the dollar not being as valuable by twenty thirty. I have to imagine that's part of the analysis there. It is fast. It's funny to me when you see Vanek making it couldn't be a more broad from ten dollars to thirty two hundred dollar prediction. You know, you you pretty much covered the entire spectrum there where it's like no matter what happens, you're not going to be, quote unquote, wrong. So it is funny when you see asset managers with more bullish predictions than YouTubers out there. But this is what I think is interesting for the three hundred and fifty dollar mark to be hit. What market cap would be required on Solana? Can you see that? I'll scoot you just a bit. Other way. Yeah, there you go. Perfect. Perfect. Yeah. Here you go. So three hundred to get a price of three hundred fifty dollars, you would need a market cap of one hundred and forty six billion, which doesn't say it's high. I mean, that's you're talking about basically a 10 X for Solana, but it's not out of the question when you come over here and you look at that. Basically, there's worse tokenomics. Well, I mean, it's basically getting close to what Ethereum is right now. Ethereum is at 218 and you're asking for Solana to get to 146. So it's like if Solana could get to a market cap similar to where Ethereum is sitting right now, which, again, is very plausible, very feasible. We're talking the entire market coming up. We think the you know, if we move from one point two trillion to a three trillion dollar market cap, a five trillion dollar market cap. Now, again, these would be huge gains all the way around. I do think we'll get back above one trillion for Bitcoin fairly easily. So two, three, four, five trillion for total doesn't seem out of the question and seeing that flow into some of these other top performing layer ones with lower caps right now, it is very feasible to me. So three hundred fifty dollars. It is right in the middle of their insane prediction. Three thousand seems crazy. Ten to your point, Dizzy, I don't see that happening, but right within that, you know, I see it in the pushing new all time highs again, which I think that was 250. So it could easily break new all time highs into the 350. People asking about the leader of Anatoly Yakovenko, I think is how you say his last name, he's the CEO of Solana. If we're going to talk to anyone about Solana, we would probably target him because he would actually know what's happening. All right. Let's talk. All right. We got another article kind of breaking it down to Vanek believes Solana can grow ten thousand percent in value if it on boards. A hundred million users there. So that's a big if a hundred million is a lot of users. That's a lot of people. That's a whole lot of people. That's a whole lot of people stepping for their crypto there. All right. Asset manager Vanek says, hey, we could see a 10K pump there by 2030 if we attract one hundred million users. The most striking prediction is, I guess, is the ten thousand percent pump there. It's only one hundred X, folks. Comparatively, the price target is set at eleven thousand eight hundred. OK, that's for Ethereum there. So, ETH, they're saying going to twelve. Let's go. I like that. I like that for two bulls from now. I would say that's maybe a little bit higher than I'm thinking. But, you know, that's that's plausible. That's definitely doable, especially depending on how deflationary it becomes. You're so everybody feel like it's so conservative this time around. So that's twelve thousand for two cycles. That's because we're hitting these astronomical market caps. You know, I do think we'll get big gains. But, you know, we're talking about Bitcoin, Solana, Ethereum, these top ten coins. Once they 10X, it's a whole lot more work to make that 3X. Just because it's going to be a giant boulder. You know, sure, your gaming token, it's a little pebble. You can you can flick it and get a 50X. But when you have this giant boulder called Bitcoin, it takes a significant move just to move at 10 percent. So, yeah, I mean, I do think ETH.
A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 13: Before Judge, Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Gives Few Straight Answers
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A highlight from The Philly Decade, Lamar On Fire, the Best Game Curse, NBA Awards, and Guess the Lines With Cousin Sal
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I don't know. We're messing around. Just trying stuff. It's the end of 2023. You know? I don't know. You just start trying things. Why not? Who cares? Hey, new rewatchables come in Monday night. I'll just tell you what it is. It's a movie from 1993. Yeah, another one. Another one that did really well in the box office. So you'll find out Monday night. It's a good one though. I'm excited to drop it on you. So we did that true crime podcast, Wedding Scammer, hosted and created by Justin Sales. And it did really well. People liked it. And it makes me super happy because Justin Sales is a great guy. And he's been with The Ringer pretty much since the beginning. But it's nice when somebody works their ass off on something and it actually pays off. So I'm glad people like it. Check out the first episode. It's not that long. It's really well done. And you will definitely 100 % enjoy it. Okay. Let's bring in the cuz. Let's talk some football. Let's talk some wound licking with some bets, some Eagles, all kinds of things. It's all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam! All right. We are taping this. It is 830 Pacific time on Sunday night. Cousin Sal is here as always. He's wearing a nice, fresh Oregon hat that I think you probably bought probably this weekend. You went to visit your son? Smells very new. Yeah, I went to visit my son. I'm not happy with the way my hair looks. And I think the hat's an improvement. So what am I going to do? It looks great. We just watched Dolphins Eagles just now. And at the same time, Rangers Astros was happening. And it really felt like, I don't know, it felt like a great October sports night there. And then Texas blew it open in the end. But next week, we'll have basketball. There will be baseball going on. It'll really feel like October. The Eagles though. So right as I start sending texts to Eagles people in my life wondering what's going on with Hurts and what's going on with this team, and then they just turn it on and they win by 14. It's weird. Eye test wise versus the stats and just looking at the standings and stuff. It's a team that doesn't seem like they have all their shit together. And yet it doesn't matter because they have so much talent. They can just kind of pick and choose. And then all of a sudden they win anyway. I know don't what other team in the NFL is like this. Do you see that too? Yeah, absolutely. And it's a bummer because I think you agree. The Dolphins are, I don't know, favorite team to watch if you have to cut everything else out. Best offense, so much going on, like dynamic, Tyreek Hill, anything. Tua. But when they play a game like this, when they go to Buffalo, they're just going to get beat in the trenches. And like what you said is it doesn't really matter if you're so physical, Philadelphia, offensively or defensively. And like Tua's getting swallowed up in the pocket on third and ones. And where Philadelphia could just run that tush push like it or not, it's going to move the chains every time. So, yeah, it sucks. Yeah. The less flashy team wins. And they happen to be in my favorite team's division. But that's what's going to happen in January. Ten turnovers for Hertz. He had eight off last year. There's times where, you know, like sometimes, and I don't know whether he's protecting his body or what's going on, but he'll kind of duck away from taking hits, which is smart. And then he'll have weird throws. And I texted Solak today during third quarter. I'm like, are we going to find out that Hertz has had like torn rib cartilage since week two or, you know, he doesn't look right sometimes. And then in the fourth quarter, all of a sudden looks great. And I don't really know what to make of it. And I can't get a feel for it. But on top of it, they have this tush push thing that in the big drive of the game, they're able to get two straight fourth and ones on their own side of the field. I know we, you and I have talked about it. You've talked about it incessantly. And at the same time, it feels like it is the most important NFL invention in the last five years, this play that nobody can stop ever at any point. If he does, nobody else can do it. I know it's weird. And we likened it to the Tom Brady thing. There was no reason why Tom Brady should convert fourth and one and a half every single time, you know, physically and everything else. But except they had their shit together, the Eagles, they really do. And if he does have cracked ribs, I hope it's from his own teammate, smashing them over the line of scrimmage there. Yeah, it was just wear and tear on the back of his body from several guys. Yeah. So they're performing the Heimlich on him like every eight minutes. So I guess if you're taking the takeaway from the Eagles is nice when they needed to have it, they're also supposed to win. But the AJ Brown piece of it, the fact that they traded, you know, a first round pick basically, and then they paid him. And I don't know, he's one of the four best receivers in the league now. Is he one of the three? He's somewhere on the shortest possible list. I have him on multiple fantasy teams, and it's gotten to the point where I'm just expecting 100 yards in a TD every game. But that turned out to be one of the better trades, I think, of the last 10 years. Just kind of took him from Tennessee. Oh, yeah. Yeah, that was ridiculous. And he is such a great possession receiver. And it's like, it's scary, too, because you'll forget about him, too. You probably put Justin Jefferson in the top three. And then every time Cousins drops back the pass or any snap, you're like, all right, this has to go to Jefferson. Otherwise, it's going to go for nothing out of this offense. And then eight tush pushes in a row. And then you see AJ Brown's like, oh, my God, I forgot about this guy. What? He's got 120 yards. It's nuts. So, yeah, dynamite. I like, yeah, there's like four different kind of catches he can make, too, which I think makes him stand out because they can throw those bubble screens. They can just put them right over the middle, like for seven, eight yards. It seems like whenever they want, they can send him deep down the sidelines, which he seems to love. And then that kind of deep over the middle with two guys on him and he can make plays anyway. But he he has, like, I think the biggest bag of any of the receivers right now. Yeah, personal. I don't know. I got these guys. Yeah. Yeah. I hate this team. I don't know. I don't even know what to say anymore. Like, you know, the Miami have what, 10 or 11 penalties? It's just like it's a it's like a mind fuck, too, when you play him, too, because you can't get out of a can't get out of your own way when you play against them. Kyle, don't turn on the tick tock camera for this. Has Philly replaced Boston for most interesting sports city? Like, look at all the shit they have going right now. Right. Right. They're they're about to make the World Series. They have this Eagles team that made the Super Bowl last year and it feels super relevant again, is definitely going to be a final 14 worst case scenario. And then they have this NBA team with this James Harden saga that God only knows how he's going to sabotage things over the next month. But and then you look at my team where my city where I have the the you know, we have a great NBA team, it looks like. And then other than that, completely forgettable across the board. I think Philly's kind of grabbed the mantle a little bit. I don't like it. I don't like it right now. That's not good. And it's not good for their fans because their fans are supposed to just hate the other team, not supposed to like their team. So it doesn't matter if their team is good. Right. Yeah, I don't know. It's a bummer. Although I'll say that they were in this position last year, too. Right. Phillies win the World Series. The Eagles win the Super Bowl. This has been this is the 2020s has kind of been the Philly decade. I don't like it. It's upsetting to me. And fortunately, the Sixers are it seems like they're going to go in the tank. But I got to say they have great crowds like the the Phillies playoff crowds are way up there. That's about as good of a baseball crowd as you're going to get. It really feels like if they can have like a do or die game or a must win game or a clincher at home, you feel like they're going to get it. And whatever happened with Bryce, you know, pretty special, like to sign that guy from another team and he becomes the signature athlete in your city. We had a little bit of that with Manny Ramirez, where we kind of took him from. We paid for it, but took him from Cleveland and he kind of became one of the symbols of that run. But pretty nuts that they just took him from another team and he became what he became. Yeah, it's a great crowd whenever they I mean, I thought the Rams crowd today was dynamite, too, against the Steelers. I thought they really showed up. It's really loud. Yeah, yeah, it's been proud to be from L .A. Yeah, I have a I know you don't want to talk about Phillies, so I'll move on. I have a Tyree question for you. What's your all time receiver list for receivers you've watched just where you're like, that guy's fucking amazing? Because for me, it was always Rice number one and Moss two and then a drop off. And then some people like Tio's three for me. I'm like, cool. Tio is like an absolute franchise murderer and was a huge head case and you couldn't trust him. And as the years pass, the stats will be great. All the fucking drama that he brought to every situation he's in, that stuff will kind of die off. But for me, I think Tyreek's unequivocally three now for me. Every single game, it just you just feel like he's going to have 250 yards as you're watching it, right? Yeah, I think so. Yeah. Unstoppable, Tyreek over Calvin Johnson, that type. Yeah, I think like where you would put him. Yeah, I think for me, he's definitely over Calvin Johnson. Michael Gallup is three, four. I'm trying to see where I would put these people. Yeah, I think you're right. I think you're right. I think he's got to be number three. Although if you look at like Antonio Brown, who's now a punch line, he had like six of the best seasons you'll ever see in a row. But but in terms of presence and being unstoppable, Rice, Moss, Tyreek Hill, it's a good three. That's how I feel. I think, you know, Sharp, I think, could have gotten there in the Packers way back when in the 90s. And then, you know, he hurt his neck and he basically only had like a six or seven year career. But I thought in the 90s, I thought other than Rice, he was the second best guy. Your guy, Irvin, was great. There's no question that team was loaded. We've had some good ones over the years, but Tyreek, the speed, how he just tilts the field over and over again, how scared the other team is of him. How much space he opens up for everybody else. I think he's three. I don't think he'll ever get over Moss or Rice for me, though. I'm trying to think who could pass him, though, now at three. I mean, we've put Justin Jefferson up there before. Now that we haven't seen him for a few weeks, we've kind of forgot about him in the right now. But Hill's done this now for, you know, six, what's it, six years since he's on the 18 Chiefs. I can't remember how many years he's been in the league, but yeah, he'll be stride for stride with two defenders. And then, like, if the ball hangs up there long enough, he's now seven, eight yards past them. Oh, I know who's number four. That's a nice little advantage. Pooka. He is? Guys, see that catch he made on the sideline today? It was pretty great. Before the Rams realized they were going against a force greater than any satanic force or anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers. You want to talk about that? Yeah, let's do it. Let's do it. So they're four and two. I've watched every play of all six games. I have no idea how they're four and two, but they've hit the point now where I feel like they're going to win when there's no signs. Like that guy missed the extra point today for the Rams and made it nine, three instead of 10, three. I'm like, oh, here we go. Steelers come down. All of a sudden it's 10, nine. They have five first downs because they get the TJ Watt, you know, the pick that sets up the touchdown. And you're just like, here we go. They're doing this. And we've seen this before because this was the Eli Manning. Danny Heifetz was the first person to point this out. This was the Eli Manning recipe for years and years that I can't believe that team's winning. What the fuck just happened? He only made two throws. How did he do it? They're four and two. I totally believe in them. And I feel like they're going to go 12 and five and have a negative point differential. Well, the good thing is we're making money off them, right? We've been and we saw them. Plus, I mean, I thought they'd be favored last Sunday night. I thought they'd be favored, but they're not. So we're doing that thing, but also just taking them because the Steelers. But I found the gem and I gave it out on ringer wise guys, Rams first half Steelers to win the game 10 to one. You know, I'm positive that their bullshit is going to pay dividends and 10 to one. I think it'll hit like three more times. Like you're right. That TJ Watt interception brings it down to the eight. We see some separation from Pickens on a receipt, like the little one drive you wait for all game and it happens. And then that terrible spot at the end, it didn't give him a chance. That that was beyond really big. McVeigh also probably should have had a timeout left. I know. But, you know, what is it important to be like, hey, listen, we could get this right, but we'd rather teach you a lesson, coach, to save your timeouts. Like, I don't, this, the spot thing bothers me more than missed pass interferences because it's an old man jogging eight yards and he has to see between 20 bodies. And then like, you know, he sticks his foot in the mud and says, here, this is like a surveyor from 1835. He's like, this is where your property in, sir. Like we got to put, there's a chip in the ball. Isn't there a chip in the ball? What's it for? It's funny that we figured out Wimbledon. We figured out we've in U .S. Open, we figured out how to measure serves immediately, whether they hit the line or not in football, which seems like it would be really easy to just have some sort of magnet that was attached to the chains. The other thing that was weird about that for the people who didn't see it, the Steelers did fourth and one, they had the lead. There's probably like a little more than two minutes left and they run the QB sneak play, kind of the Brady play where you, you kind of put your head down, but you go left. But he slipped and fell on his knee and his knee went down. And it wasn't one of those when you're watching it where you're like, oh, I wonder if he got it was like, you knew immediately, oh, he didn't get it. He slipped. And then they come in with the spot and then like, oh, he might have gotten it. And they did that. I couldn't believe it. And I'm rooting for the Steelers. But I was like, oh, my God, it's the worst spot of the year. I thought they deserved to win anyway. But but that was pretty tough for the Rams. We need some clarification. And I get it because McVeigh didn't have timeouts and it wasn't actually the two minute warning yet, even though it did wind to that after that. But is there a ref in the sky? Is there this guy in the sky or is this everything has to go back to New York? Like, I feel like we're told three different things. It's a bummer because that could have been overturned. But you're right. Ten to one we hit. Let's just keep doing it. You know, you know who else would have gotten that fourth one? Eli Manning. He would have fallen down a half foot in front and somehow would have gotten the spot. The Rams kicker was the MVP of this game for the Steelers. He missed two longer field goals. They were like 50 yard field goals, but he missed about them. Then he missed that extra point. And then Tomlin just, you know, he threw away the challenge. He screwed up a challenge, which is the Tomlin staple.
A highlight from Introducing: Mina & Lucys Guide to Slaying Dracula
"Hey, listeners! If you love the show you're listening to right now, then you have to check out our new series, Mina and Lucy's Guide to Slaying Dracula, based loosely on the classic novel by Bram Stoker. It's funny and exciting and maybe just a little bit creepy -crawly. I'm going to play the first episode for you now, so have a listen and then make sure to search for and follow Mina and Lucy's Guide to Slaying Dracula wherever you listen to this show. If you dare... T 'was the night before Halloween, when all through the haunted house, creatures were stirring, especially a zombie mouse. More blood, Mina? Always, Lucy. Not bad. An excellent 2008 vintage. Yes, a good year. You were right. Adding maple syrup to the fruit punch... I mean, to the blood, definitely makes it thicker. Pairs nicely with the chocolate peanut butter spiders, too. This might be our best graveyard picnic yet, Luce. My favorite pre -Halloween tradition of ours. And tomorrow, we get to show everyone our most gruesome costumes yet. Undead bridezilla. And zombies earlier. Did it just get a lot colder and foggier? Hello, girls. Grandpa, it's you. Hello, Dr. Van Helsing. Did you just get the hearse wash? I did, Lucy. Thank you for noticing. I was being sarcastic. It's covered in mud. Drats. That's what I get for taking the scenic route. How was the graveyard picnic? Great, Grandpa, but we need to get home to finish our costumes. That was the whole point of the sleepover. Hop in. I'll have you home in a jiffy. Ow! Why do you have wooden stakes back here? Oh, you know, for the garden. Now, tell me about these terrifying costumes. Grandpa, what is it? Mina, were you girls alone in the graveyard? I mean, it's 9 36 p .m. Who else would be here other than the dead? Good one, Mina. Right. Right, of course. Are you gonna drive, Dr. Van Helsing? Yes, yes. Off we go into the fog. And once I get you home, it's lights out. Still a school night. I'm way too jazzed to go to bed. Our picnic was 90 % shorter. Yeah, there's no chance I'm gonna fall asleep tonight. Why is the window open? Luce, did you open this? Lucy? Oh no, she's gone. Pick up, pick up. Dang it, she left her phone. Reporter's recorder, entry number 562, Mina's Musings. It's 2 a .m. and... Oh, that means it's Halloween. I'm on the hunt for my best friend, Lucy West. Lucy, Lucy! So far, no trace of her. I tried to put myself in her shoes, but I don't think she's wearing any. Lucy, Lucy! Typically, when she sleepwalks, she doesn't go very far. But I've already biked past school and Lucy's house. No luck. Lucy! I'm heading to the graveyard next, so I can get a good view of the entire town. We'll report back. Reporter's recorder, entry number 562, part 2, Mina's Musings. I made it back to the graveyard, but it's nearly impossible to see anything because a thick fog has taken over Whitby. I've never seen anything like it. But to be fair, I'm never usually awake at this hour. Back to the task at hand. Where is Lucy West? I'm standing on her favorite bench, trying to see if I can spot her. So far, I only see fog. And more fog. Lucy! She's on the beach! And before I sign off, let the record reflect that I was correct. She is not wearing any shoes. She's coming. Lucy? She's coming. The Demeter. Time to wake up. She's coming. Where? What's going on? It's freezing, Luce. Here, take my jacket. Mina, why are we on the beach? It's so foggy. You were sleepwalking again. Ugh, my mom's not gonna be happy. She'll understand. It's the fourth time this month. How did I get all the way to the shore? Usually we find you in the kitchen or in the dog bed. It's getting worse. It'll be okay. How do you know? Did you sleepwalk like this too? You mean after my parents died? Yeah. No, but that was mostly because I couldn't sleep at all. It doesn't get any easier, does it? Losing your dad is still fresh, Luce. It's not that it gets easier, but it changes. How? I mean, I lost my parents on Halloween. And at first, I thought that would ruin it. But in some ways, Halloween is even more special now. Remembering and celebrating them on a holiday that we loved as a family. One that honors and respects death. Mina, it's hard. But I try to remember that they never really are. Mina, do you hear those whispers? I think they're coming from the ocean. I'm trying to be sincere here. We always carry them with us. Mina, it's getting louder. Look out! Tell me that's not an old -timey ship that almost ran us over. It's not an old -timey ship that almost ran us over. Actually, it is. And it's definitely haunted. GCM Shows presents Mina and Luce's Guide to Slaying Dracula. Based loosely on the classic novel by Bram Stoker. Chapter One. The Night Before Halloween. The Demeter? Do you think anyone is on board the ship? Uh, that's not a ship, Mina. That's a shipwreck. We need to check it out. I just woke up on the beach, Mina. I'm not trying to get on a haunted ship. You love haunted stuff. And you're always telling me gnarly injury stories. I also love REM sleep. You'll sleep when you're dead. Hey, there's a ladder next to the plank. Help me reach it. You're taller. Fine. One, two, three. I got it. I made it. Here, I'll drop the ladder down for you. No, thanks. I'm good. What happened to your sense of adventure, Luce? It's back at your house. Warm in bed, waiting for me to return. Oh, come on. Mina, when are you going to give this up? How's never o 'clock. You owe me. Here, grab my hand. Wow, Yes. it's like a pirate ship. Where are the pirates? No captain, no crew. Where did it come from? Reporter's recorder, entry number 562, part three. Mina's musings. Hey, Luce, do you have your night photography camera? She didn't think to bring it with me while I was sleepwalking. Okay, okay. Luce and I just witnessed a ghostly shipwreck of epic proportions on the Whitby shoreline. It's no Titanic, but it's still pretty big. We're walking along the ship's top deck to check for survivors, but there isn't a soul in sight. Hey, maybe these stairs lead below deck. I guarantee there's some creepiness down there. That's the spirit. Literally. Reporters update, the stairs led us to the hull of the ship, which is hardly intact, and is also boring and empty. Let's go. What happened? I tripped over a velvet bag. Huh, that's a full -blown satchel right there. Where is that growl coming from? Um, maybe from the beast with the red glowing eyes? It's a giant wolf. Mina, look out! Go, go, go! Whoa, are you okay? That wolf tried to take off your hand. I'm fine. I think it just wanted this satchel. Go, shut the door! Let's get out of here! Hurry, come on! We gotta go! Let's go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go! I think it's gone. Gone where? I don't know, but I don't hear - What's in my hair? What is that? It's a bat. A bat came through the porthole. Get it out, get it out! Don't panic. There's a bat in my hair. I think I'm allowed to panic a little. Get it out! Okay, okay, it's out. Let's get out of here. Okay, come on, come on. Off the boat, let's go, come on. Did you manage to sleep at all last night, Lucy? Does sleepwalking count? So, are we gonna tell Jonathan about the ship and the, you know, wolf and bat? I'm sure you are. Mina, Lucy, good morning. Your zombie costumes turned out wonderfully. Nice work. We aren't wearing our costumes yet, Mr. Harker. Oh. Uh, Jonathan, time for school. Your perfectly normally dressed friends are here. Thanks, Dad. Bye, Dad. Okay, what's up with you two? You look paler than usual. I, for one, think we look excellent, considering we dodged two wild animals last night on an ancient haunted ship. Okay, one, ghosts aren't real, and two, a ship hasn't docked in Whitby in decades. It's too rocky and dangerous. I wouldn't say it docked, more like a violent crashing on the beach. Sure, and you met Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook on board. They were just dying to visit Whitby, weren't they? I wish I'd gotten some pictures because he's not going to believe it till he sees it. So let's show him. No way, we can't be late for school. It'll take two minutes. Prepare to be amazed and horrified. Uh, am I missing something? Mina, where'd the ship go? I, I don't know. It's not here. Do you think it got swept back out to sea? You saw it. It was way too wrecked for that. Okay, weird prank. Let's go. This is not a prank. We are way more skilled pranksters than this. So I guess this alleged ancient ship grew wings and flew off. Yes, that is my exact hypothesis, Jonathan. Lucy, how does a shipwreck just disappear? Jonathan, I know you make questionable fashion choices, but why is there a big ugly hat over there on your desk? There is a human boy under that hat. Who is it? I don't know, but he's in my seat. Uh, hey, I'm Jonathan. Uh, hello? I think he's asleep. I wish I was asleep. Is he even breathing? Luce, check his pulse. Why me? Your mom's a nurse. Yeah, my mom is. I'm not. Fine, I'll do it. Hello? Hello? Hello? Wow, his skin is freezing. Good morning, class. Why is it so dark in here? Time to let the light in. He's alive. And hissing? Hey, easy dude. Oh, uh, sorry about that. Class, we have a new student with us today. New student? Please give a warm Whitby Middle School welcome to... Oh, didn't anyone tell you Halloween costumes aren't allowed until after school? What costume? Isn't that a farmer costume? The big straw hat? It needs to go, I'm afraid. School policy. You will let me wear my hat at all times and not give me any more grief about it. Uh, because I have a sensitivity to UV light. I will not give you any more grief about wearing your hat even though it is against school policy. Great. Glad we straightened that out. Hi everybody, my name is Vladimir. You can call me... Vlad. Vlad? Vlad? Vlad? If you can't wait to find out what happens next in Mina and Lucy's Guide to Slaying Dracula, then make sure to search for the show wherever you're listening to this and follow it to make sure you get every episode. Or look for the link to our website in the show notes. Thank you. Hi, I'm Suri Morero. And I'm Jenna Ducanet. And we play Mina and Lucy in Mina and Lucy's Guide to Slaying Dracula. For more great shows, visit gzmshows .com. That was a good one. Nice job. Shh, it's starting. GZM shows. Imagination amplified.
A highlight from Peachy Keenan
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey, folks, welcome to the program. Yeah, this is the program. Sorry, it's the best we could do on short notice. I have as my guest someone who's not going to give you her real name. Maybe we'll guess her real name. She goes by the name of Peachy Keenan. Get it? Peachy Keenan. She's the author of a terrific book called Domestic Extremist. Peachy Keenan, welcome back. Thank you so much. Great to be here. Remind me of the subtitle of your book, Domestic Extremist. Yeah. It's Domestic Extremist, a Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War. And in the book, I make the argument that the only way out of our current predicament is for everyone to become a little more domestic. I like to say I'm not a domestic extremist in the way that the left says. I'm just extremely domestic. So it's basically a how to book for aspiring trads, you know, have more have more grads. Like you're so you're so in that world that you have a hip, short term trad, people, like a mom and a dad, maybe maybe mom even cooks now and again, like that kind of crazy extremist stuff. Yeah. Crazy things like, you know, monogamous mating pairs, raising their own children. I mean, really meeting pairs. Hey, this is the family show. Please. All right. I'm very extreme like that. Yeah. OK, so you believe in the in the traditional family, like bigots, you believe that's right. Your family, you believe marriages between a man and one woman. Ideally. Yes. That's great. That's crazy talk. But that's the kind of it is. We like to talk about that. So you. That's right now. OK, so your book, seriously, you you you go by the pseudonym Peachy Keenan, right? Your last name, at least Keenan. Nothing to do with Keenan. I am a little bit Irish. But no, it's a totally made up name. I just I adopted it because at the time I started tweeting about politics and writing about politics. But I was my for my day job, I was working at a very large, very huge, woke corporation, an entertainment company in Los Angeles. So obviously, you know, some women's opinions are more equal than others. And so if I had come out under my real name on Twitter or at the American mind where I was writing, I would have been beheaded, you know, in the office. Right. Yeah. Well, OK, so so you're you're you're you're Internet name. No, you're you're pseudonym is right. He Keenan and your book we talked about the last time you were on. It's a practical guide to winning the culture awards called Domestic Extremist. I just love that title. Domestic extremist. But I by the end of the show, I'm going to try to guess your name. Is it? Let me just start out. Is it normal? Still skin? That is not my name.
A highlight from Joe Rogan LOVES Bitcoin! (Best Crypto for World Currency)
"Good morning, everybody. It's time to discover crypto. It's Tuesday, October 10th. Wait, it's Tuesday? Taco Tuesday. It is Tuesday. And I'm not going to say it the way LeBron says it because that's just obnoxious. All right. Wait a minute. Is today not Wednesday? No, it's Tuesday. It is Tuesday? Man, I'm way off. I'm way off, folks. I really honestly thought today was Wednesday. It is Tuesday, October 10th. I have to read the calendar, everybody. It's 10 .33 a .m. We started two minutes late. It's three now. Morning, everybody, guys. We're going to talk about WorldCoin. We're going to talk about Bitcoin dominance. Rise of the shrimps, actually. We got some Bitcoin upgrades happening. Also, SPF, it's day five of the trial. Also, we have some RFK stuff, some US bonds stuff and cryptodes. This NFT just had this insane pump. What's going on? Is there a little money laundering? Is there some washing going on here? And also some XRP news. And then we have the X minute. We got Drew and Tim on the ones and twos. How are y 'all doing today? I'm doing fantastic. And as I said before the show, this doesn't take a shot at anyone, Deezy. I'm just going to have a better day than anyone else. Wow, you hear that? Eight billion other humans. He's coming for you. He says he has the top spot. He's going to beat you. You're getting married today? The birth of your first child? That is nothing. Nothing compared to my day. There's nothing compared to what it's on this on this Taco Tuesday. I really thought today was Wednesday. I'm still kind of like mentally reeling from that. I feel like the, what is it? Is it a SpongeBob meme? I think crab meme. So, alright, guys, make sure you go to hit merch. We got some pretty cool gear over there. Getting some of the new gear out. I still like that XRP merch. Looks pretty awesome. Alright, let's get into the top story. Rogan had a little guest on there. They talk crypto. Maybe we're making a little long form over. We're going to break down all the best highlights from that. And you know, kind of what does this mean when Sam says this? What does Joe mean when they say this? You know, what are the larger implications? Let's see here. WorldCoin's Sam Altman tells Joe Rogan that the US government is waging a war on crypto. He voices concerns. What he says is the government's escalating attempts to regulate and control the cryptocurrency market, suggesting the government's actions are tantamount to waging war. He did speak about Bitcoin, Rogan. The real fascinating crypto to me is Bitcoin. I mean, that's the one I think has the most likely possibility of becoming a universally viable currency. It's limited in the amount that there can be. People mine it with their own computers. That, to me, is very fascinating. And I love the fact that it's been implemented. So Joe Rogan sounded like a Bitcoiner. Do you think he's going to pull the RFK and buy his children Bitcoin? Yeah, absolutely. I think he already has, probably. Because this isn't his first comment on Bitcoin. He's talked about Bitcoin favorably before. It just keeps getting more and more and more favorable. And this one, again, is the biggest one. Him actually putting forth that he thinks it could be the solution to the monetary issues of the world and become a global currency, I disagree with him on it. But the fact that he's saying that to his millions and millions and millions of listeners, that's bullish for Bitcoin. Very bullish for Bitcoin. I watched the Andreas Antonopoulos episode. He may even have been on twice. I don't know if I've seen both of them. Joe Rogan overrated as a comedian to stand up in person. I'm not a big fan of him. He's not a good comedian, no. He needs to stick to podcasts. I've watched a couple of his podcasts. This was 10 years ago. When it first came out, him and Marc Maron were the only ones really doing podcasts. Then I took a break for years and got back in with the Elon episode.
A highlight from When Will AI Hit the Enterprise? Ben Horowitz and Ali Ghodsi Discuss
"The AI revolution is here. But adoption is not always evenly distributed. While we see consumers chomp to try the latest AI apps. We haven't seen anybody with any traction in the enterprise. But awareness is not the issue. In fact, the Financial Times reported that nearly 40 % of S &P companies mentioned AI in their earnings last quarter. So... Why is it so hard for enterprises to adopt generative AI? As companies wake up to the value of their proprietary datasets, a whole new set of questions emerge. Are the enterprises right about not wanting to give their data? Like is that a correct fear? Can they build a better model? Do they really need it to be accurate? Plus, with OpenAI recently dropping ChatGPT Enterprise, will all of this change? Today you'll hear directly from A16Z co -founder Ben Horowitz and Databricks co -founder and CEO Ali Ghazi as they answer these questions and more. Including their perspectives on open source, whether benchmarks are BS, and the scramble of universities to take part in the very wave that they kicked off decades ago. Plus, you'll get to hear firsthand how Databricks' recent acquisition of Mosaic ML fits into all of this. This episode continues our coverage from A16Z's exclusive AI Revolution event from just a few weeks ago, where we house some of the most influential builders across the ecosystem, including the founders of OpenAI, Anthropic, Character AI, Roblox, and much more. Be sure to check out the full package, including all the talks, also in full, at a16z .com -slash -ai -revolution. As a reminder, the content here is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, business, tax, or investment advice, or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any A16Z fund. Please note that A16Z and its affiliates may also maintain investments in the companies discussed in this podcast. For more details, including a link to our investments, please see a16z .com -slash -disclosures. All right, so going to generative AI, one of the things that's been interesting for us as a VC is we see all kinds of companies, some with amazing traction, but every company that has traction is in a category like selling to developers, or selling to consumers, or maybe selling to small kinds of law firms, or these kinds of things, but we haven't seen anybody with any traction in the enterprise. Why is it so hard for enterprises to adopt generative AI? Yeah, so look, enterprises move slow, plus one in general, which is the beauty, which means if you crack the code and you get in, it's harder for them to throw you out, so you're going to have an awesome business. If you do crack the code and you're in, it's more robust. You're not going to lose it overnight, so that's one. They just move slower. Second, they're super freaked out about their data, privacy, security of their data, but then in general also, I just realized, everybody's been talking about data for 10, 15, 20 years. I just realized how valuable my data actually is, so maybe I'm actually, I'm sitting on a treasure trove, and I'm going to be super successful, so I'm going to be very careful with this. Now, I finally realize how valuable this data set I have is, so I definitely don't want to give it to you or you or you, and you should be careful about this. Then there's all these reports about it leaking, data leakage, suddenly the LLM is spitting out your code, so they're freaked out about that as well. All of these things are slowing it down, and they're kind of thinking through it. That's just one set of challenges that enterprises have. Second challenge that enterprises have is that, hey, for a lot of the use cases, we need the data to be accurate, we need to be exact, so there's a lot of use cases where - Do they really need it to be accurate? I think it depends on the use case. They're just being cautious, and they're being slow as they are in the big enterprise, and then there's the last aspect, which people don't talk about, which is there's a food fight internally at the large enterprise, which is, I own generative AI, not Ben. You go around and say, hey, I own generative AI, and it's like, no, no, no, my team is building generative, so there's this food fight internally of who owns it, and then they slow each other down, so it's like, hey, don't trust Ben because he's not handling data the right way, but I'm building my generative AI, and it's unclear. Is it IT that owns generative AI? Is it the product line? Is it the business line? So there's huge politics going on inside the large enterprise. They want to do it, but there's all these hurdles in the way, and the prize is huge. Whoever can crack the code on that is going to create an amazing company. Are the enterprises right about not wanting to give their data to OpenAI or Anthropic or Bart or whoever? Is that a correct fear, or are they being silly and they could get so much value? By putting their data in a big model? They can, but I think also a lot of the leaders, you know, by the way, I get to talk these days to the CEOs of these big companies who previously were not interested in what I'm doing. I would be talking to the CIO, but now suddenly they want to talk, like, hey, I want this generative AI. I want to talk strategy of my company. Let's talk. And we have this data set. It's super valuable, like, you know, we've got to do something with it, and this generative AI seems interesting. What do you want to do with it? And one of the things that's really interesting that's happened in the sort of brains of the CEOs and the boards is that they realize maybe I can beat my competition. Maybe this is the kryptonite that will help me kill my enemy. I have the data, with generative AI, I can actually go ahead and do that. So then they're thinking, well, but then I have to build it myself. I have to own that, right? I have to own the IP of that. I can't just give away that IP to Anthropic, OpenAI, anyone, like it has to be completely proprietary. I want to own that. I want to do that myself. By the way, I have a whole bunch of people here that are lined out outside of my office in different departments that are saying they actually will do it and they can do it. Right. So we're trying to figure out which of them I should give it to. So this is what's happening internally right now. Interesting. And from a strategy standpoint, when you think about it, let's say you had a big data set, be it like a healthcare data set or some kind of security data set or Nielsen's data set. Can they build a better model themselves for that with their data? Or if they took their data and put it in one of the large models, would that always beat what they're doing? Yeah. So this is why we did the acquisition of Mosaic. Yes. You can. It's hard. It requires a lot of GPUs and the Mosaic guys just figured out how to do that at scale for others. You want to build your own LLM from scratch? Come to me. I know all the sort of, you know, landmines and so on. It just will work. Trust me. Yeah. And so they can do it. And yeah, they've done it for large customers. They can do it. Still, it's not for the faint of heart. Still requires a lot of GPUs. It costs a lot of money. And it depends on your data sets and your use cases. But they're having a lot of success doing it for, you know, really large enterprises. They'll train it from scratch for them and it just works. And the result that they get with Mosaic. So I'm doing it. So the good news is it's all mine. Nobody can touch it. It's my data. Screw off, competitor. But is the bigger model such a bigger brain anyway that I could get a better answer if I put that same data in the big model? Or a is kind of Mosaic -tuned enterprise -specific data set -specific model going to perform better? Like how do you think about that? For specific use cases, you don't need the big one. First of all, you can build the big one with Mosaic and with Databricks. It's just how much money do you have? We're happy to train you on a 100 billion parameter model if you want. But hey, it's going to cost more to use it. Even if you have all the money to train it, it'll cost you a lot to use it. So when you're using it and you're doing inference, as it's called, it's going to cost you more. And how do you think about the diminishing returns on kind of like a data set against like how many parameters versus how much data do you have? Does like a bigger model just start to be diminishing returns, both in terms of latency, expense, everything? Yeah, I mean, there's a scaling law. You need to scale. If you're scaling the parameters up, you kind of have to scale the data with it. Right. So you just have to do that. So if you don't have that, then just scaling it, you're not going to get the bang for the buck. You still get improvement if you increase the parameters or if you increase the data in any one of these dimensions. But you're going to pay 10x what you get. Yeah, it's no longer a Perto optimal, so to say. But look, what I'm saying is this. For enterprises that have specific use cases, which they all have, when they come to us, they don't say, hey, I would love to have an LLM that could like kind of answer anything under the sun. You know, they're saying, hey, this is what I want to do. Like I want to classify this particular, you know, defect in the manufacturing process from these pictures really well. And there, the accuracy matters. Like every ounce of accuracy that you can give me matters. And there you're better off if you have a good data set to train. You can train a smaller model. The latency will be faster to use it later and it will be cheaper to use it later. And yes, you can have absolutely accuracy that meets the really large model. But that very model that you built can't also entertain you on the weekend and answer physics questions and help your kids do their homework. Why do you think it's important for you Databricks to build the very large model? So the bigger models, if you follow the scaling laws, are more intelligent, assuming if you're okay with paying the price and you're okay with, you know, you have the GPUs and if you can crack the code on how to fine tune the bigger model, which is kind of the holy grail right now that everybody's looking at in the research community and in the field and the companies and all that. And when you say fine tune, kind of get more specific. Yeah. So take an existing really awesome foundation model that exists and just modify it a little bit to be able to become really good at some other task. And there are many different techniques to use to do that. But right now nobody has really cracked the code on how you can do that without modifying the whole model itself, which is pretty costly, especially when you want to serve it, when you want to use it later. Because you have to go through all that. Yeah, if you made a thousand versions of it, that's good at a thousand different things. If you have to load all of each of those thousand into the GPUs and, you know, serve them, it becomes very expensive. The big, I would say, holy grail right now that everybody's looking for is there are other techniques where you can just do small modifications where you can get really good results and you can just stack on a little bit of additional, you know, just that part of the brain. Exactly. Just add this thing. And there are lots of techniques. There's like prefix tuning, there's LoRa, Cube LoRa, so on and so forth. The result, none of them really are slam dunk. It's like, awesome. We found it. But someone will. Once you have that, then it seems in the future, in a few years, the ideal would be really big foundation model that's pretty smart. And then you can like sort of stack on these kind of additional tuned sort of brains that are really good at this specific classification task for manufacturing errors and this other, you know, translation task. And they'll be compute efficient and energy efficient for just dealing with that task at that point. And then you could also, you can load up your GPUs with that one intelligent brain, that one giant model, and then you could specialize it. But to be clear, no one's really done this yet. That's what I think a lot of people are hoping to do. And it might not be easy to do that. In the meanwhile, we're having lots and lots of customers who want to have specialized models that are cheaper, smaller, and that have really high accuracy and performance on that task. Yes. It's like, I can just say it, like at Databricks. So we bought Mosaic. I did not unleash our sales force and go to market of 3 ,000 people to sell the thing that we bought because we just can't satisfy the demand. Like there's not enough GPUs. So you won't even let all your guys sell it. No, I'm not even letting all the customers buy this thing because we don't have the GPUs and we don't have the, if we unleash them, every company wants to do this. Everyone wants to, okay, okay, I have a thousand things I want to build. Can you help me do that? Since a lot of our listeners are builders, I wanted to tell you about one of our popular accelerator programs from A16Z, especially if you're building in Web3, crypto, or the creator economy and other decentralized applications. The next 12 -week program takes place this spring in London, which by the way is where our newest A16Z office is opening soon and connects early stage companies and founders with the guidance, expertise, and funding that they need to bring their bold new ideas to life. So if you're intent on building the next generation of the internet, you can apply to crypto startup school before the October 20th deadline by going to apply .a16zcrypto .com. All right, back to the show. In this context, sort of how much do you think these use cases will fragment? So you talked about, okay, I want it to be good at doing my kids' homework. I want it to be my girlfriend. So how much do you think the use cases, the very specific use cases will fragment and kind of within that, like one of the things that we're finding is getting the model to do what you want is kind of where the data advantage is from the users in that if I want it to draw me a certain kind of picture, that's a lot of conversations to do that. And so whoever is drawing those kinds of pictures will be good at that. But then there may be another model that wants to draw memes, but that thing that's drawing the pretty pictures can't draw the memes because that involves words and all this other stuff that it hasn't, it just hasn't learned to get that out of the humans and map it into its model. So how much do you think we're going to get tons of specialization versus, no, no, no, once the brain gets big enough and we do these fine tunings, that's going to be it. It'll be like AWS, GCP, you know, Azure. I think the answer is closer to the latter. There's going to have lots of specialization, but having said that, it's not a dichotomy in the sense that maybe they're all using like some base models that are underneath common to many of them. You're not starting from scratch every time. But you're tuning it up a certain way. Look, I think in some sense the industry, like right now there's, people are looking at the wrong thing. Right now it's a little bit like 2000 and the internet is about to take over everything and everybody's super excited. And then there's one company called Cisco, they build these routers. Obviously that's like the biggest thing. And the most important thing is whoever can build the best routers is going to dominate all of internet forever. Right? It's like, that's the thing. The of future mankind is going to be determined by who builds the best routers. And right now this company Cisco is the best one by far. It's obvious what I'm saying. Cisco in 2000, I think was worth, you know, half a trillion dollars at its peak. And people were talking about, it's going to be a trillion dollar company who's worth more than Microsoft. So I think it's a little bit like right now, like that. Who has the largest LLM? Obviously, whoever can build the largest one that can train it the most obviously will own all of AI and all the future of humanity. But just like the internet, someone will show up later and think about Uber rides and cab driving and someone else showed up and thought about, Hey, I want to check out my friends on the Facebook and so on. And those end up being huge businesses. So there's these applications, which many of them are obvious, like, you know, Mark talked about it in his, you know, AI will save the world. You know, the lawyer, the teacher, they're like, there's lots of use cases. Everybody knows probably there's going to be a lot of value in those. And no, it's not just going to be one model that OpenAI or Databricks or Anthropic or someone builds and that model will dominate all these use cases. No, it's the, a lot of things will need to go into building the doctor that you trust that will be able to tell you, you know, how to cure you and your loved ones. So I think that those, those are the companies that we will build in the future. And I think there's going to be a lot of value in those obviously. And yeah, there's a place for the Cisco router still for the LLM and so on. And Cisco still is a pretty valuable company. It's not bad, but that's, I think that's, that's this over -focus right now. Yeah. Interesting. So then how do you think about open source? Because a lot of the large model providers are literally going in and saying, stop open source now, you've got to outlot. So how do you think about that? Why are they saying that? Do they have a legitimate gripe? And then, you know, coming from Databricks perspective, how are you all thinking about open source, both with respect to Mosaic and then with the other things like Llama? If the original Llama was never released, what would the state of the world and our view of AI be right now? We would be way further behind, right? And A, it was a big model, you know, by what existed in open source and it was open sourced. And both of those things completely changed everything that's happening in AI right now. Size kind of mattered. And the fact that it was open source also kind of mattered. It doesn't stop there. It's going to continue. It's also really hard to block any of this because like if you just check out the source code for Llama, it's like a couple of pages. Yeah. But you have to have the weights too. Yeah. But, you know, the weights leaked and people will leak the weights and they will get out and people will keep turning them. And there's ways to also, you know, distillation techniques where you can take the weights from a, you can just take output of a model and train smaller ones and train other ones and so on. So people are going to continue pushing the boundary of this. So I think open source will continue to do better and better and better. And I think more and more techniques, because there's scarcity, they don't have GPUs, they'll come up with techniques in which they can do things more efficiently, like the fast transformer and so on. At the same time, I also think that anyone that trains a really gigantic model that's really, really good, typically will not have the incentive to release it. So it's the usual thing we see, that open source kind of lags the proprietary ones and the proprietary thing is way ahead and it's way better. And in some rare cases like Linux and so on, it bypasses, you know, and in that case that would be game changing. And will that happen? It's hard to predict that. Right now it just seems that you need a lot of GPUs to do this. But how about when GPUs become abundant? That's going to happen, I mean, almost currently. GPUs become abundant, or certain tweaks to the transformer that lets you train at a higher learning rate and, you know, have less issues with it, so like, you know. Right, because they're super inefficient now, like they couldn't be more inefficient. Yes, then they will be released, they will be released and the universities are just chomping at the bit, right? Because what has happened right now is that the universities kind of feel a little bit that they're aced out, they're not really even in the game anymore. Well, look, this was my game, I was playing it, I was in it, and now they threw me out. And I can't even participate because I don't have GPUs, I don't have the funding. The universities are having a huge sort of crisis internally with the research. Plus you hired all my guys. Yeah, so I know them, but their guys are leaving and their gals are leaving because they want to work close where they can train the models and do this kind of stuff and where the data is, and at the universities there is none of this. So then what are the universities doing? They're of course looking at, okay, how could we crack the code on this? How could we make it much easier, cheaper, and how can we release it? So there's going to be innovation there. So I think this sort of race will continue between open source and proprietary and eventually open source kind of catches up. So I think it's going to be diminishing returns. I think we're going to hit walls with scaling laws and you just move down those, you go to the right on the x -axis and you move the Pareto curve to the right and eventually you get AGI. And it's just happening, it's guaranteed it's going to happen. And I think we're going to hit diminishing returns on walls that kind of... So you think we'll get stuck before we get to AGI in a fundamental, we'll need an actual breakthrough as opposed to just more size. That, and I also think that almost in all the use cases where you seriously try to use this, like for medicine or for like anything where you really, for lawyers and so on, it quickly becomes clear that you need a human in the loop, you need to augment it with the human in the loop. There's no way you can just let this thing loose right now. It's stupid. It does mistakes and so on. And maybe that can get better and better and better. But it does better on the medical exams than like doctors do. This is a funny thing. I kind of think all the benchmarks are bullshit. And so all these LLM benchmarks, here's how it works. Imagine in all our universities, we said, we're going to give you the exam the night before. Okay. And you can look at the answers and then the next day we're going to bring you in and you answer them and then we'll score, you know, how you did. Suddenly everybody would like be acing their exams too, right? Like for instance, MMLU is what a lot of people benchmark these models on. MMLU is just a multi -choice question that's on the web. Ask a question, is the answer A, B, C, D, and then it says what the right answer is. And it's on the web. You can deliberately train on it and create an LLM that crushes it on that. Or you can inadvertently, by mistake in the pile or whatever you used to train your model, happen to see some of those questions that happened to be elsewhere. So the benchmarks are a little bit, yes. Well they're benchmarks for taking the test, but presumably the test correlates with being able to make a medical diagnosis, a decision. Yeah, but they memorized all these, you know, they memorized, you know, so I'll have. There's no transfer learning from the memorizing the exam to actually diagnosing. No one really knows the answer to this. Everybody's playing the benchmarking game this way right now. Yeah, I would love it if, you know, a whole bunch of researchers. It's like the old fake database benchmarks when it's like, look how fast their database is, but it's only good at the actual benchmark. Yeah, I would love it if there was like a bunch of doctors that get together and come up with a benchmark that's super secretive and they don't show it to you and you give your model to them and they'll run their questions on that and then they'll come back and tell you how you scored. But that's not how it works right now. So then let me go to the question that you dodged, which is, okay, what are the ethics of the large models versus open source, or just in general, what is the responsibility? How big is the threat? Is open source an ethical threat? Yeah, look, I don't have all the answers. There's like different categories. There's like the jobs are going to go away kind of category. We've been doing that for 300 years and the nations that are doing the best, highest GDP, they're the ones that automated the most and the ones that weren't able to. And they have the most jobs and the highest. So that's happening anyway. There are ways to deal with that problem and the ways to deal with it is not to just stop all progress. That's stupid. You know, the nations that win are the ones that are doing well on automation, not just AI, in general, efficiency improvements, right? It's like economics is about efficiency. So anyway, so that's that category. Then there's like, oh, bad things that humans can do deliberately because they're malicious, which is the one I think Mark was the most worried about. But I would just say, look, ever since like the invention of the hammer, we started misusing technology that, you know, in a bad way, you know, like, so that's good. When you have a hammer, your head looks like a nail, right? So that's happening all the time with every technological improvement, especially the internet. So there's a really big question that I think kind of like Mark a little bit maybe dodged in his essay, which is, are we going to get this super AGI that decides to destroy us? And I don't know. The side part is the part where I get a little lost, right? Because like free will is not something we're on the path for. For machines. Like a machine doing many, many, many computations, which, you know, we never had machines do this many computations in the history of humanity. That is amazing, but it's very different than like, no LLM has ever decided to do anything. Like that's not what they do. And so it does seem like, okay, now they've got free will. Maybe they don't have free will, you know, maybe you're just in my way and I need to kill you all. Right. It's like, and that's just what I'm going to do unemotionally without any, I don't even reason why I don't have consciousness or anything. So I'm just doing the paperclip for you. Kind of. So I do think like those hypothetical, if you had something, this is a big if, if you have that thing that has that level of intelligence and can control things and so on, then I do think that's a big risk. I just don't think that's going to happen very soon. Here's why. There's several things that people are kind of not looking at. So I don't agree with like Mark when he says, oh, it's just like a toaster. It's just like your toaster will not decide to kill you, nor, I don't believe that. That's not true. If this, this thing is pretty smart, it has reasoning capability. If you connect it to robots and give it a bunch of like, it can start doing. And let it run free with no safety. Run free and say, go do it, then it can do a lot of damage. The reason I'm not too worried about the scenario is the following. One is it's very costly and very expensive and hard to get your hands on, you know, GPUs and have the money to train a new model. If that comes down and that takes like 10 minutes to train a new model, that's as good as the largest, best models that we have, then we're kind of fucked because then some asshole will say auto GPT, connect it, write a bunch of versions of yourself. Just try it out in parallel, do a million of these in parallel, and then figure out if it gets smarter and smarter and smarter and just do this, and then before you know it, after maybe let's call it 12 months, we find a slightly better version of the transformer that is a little bit more efficient. And now that 10 minutes goes to like two minutes, and then you're like on this race, and then eventually you'll get into this loop where it can create itself. But right now it's extremely expensive and really hard to train a new large giant model, much harder than actually just asking questions from it, unlike the human brain, where I can memorize new things and update my brain quickly, and I can also just read things from my memory and tell you things. Right now it's huge asymmetry. Secondly, we really haven't cracked the code on machines reproducing themselves biologically kind of like humans. You're like, so reproduction is not in the game yet. So once you have reproduction and the building of new ones automatically, once you crack the code on that loop, yes, then I think we're fucked, but we're very far away from that. Nobody's really doing that. Just moving the scaling laws and getting these things to be better and better at reasoning doesn't solve the problems that I mentioned. So that's, I think, what's kind of saving us right now. That's my belief. All right, well, on that happy note, we'll conclude, I'd like to thank Ali for joining us today. If you liked this episode, if you made it this far, help us grow the show, share with a friend. Or if you're feeling really ambitious, you can leave us a review at ratethispodcast .com slash a16c. You know, candidly, producing a podcast can sometimes feel like you're just talking into a void. And so if you did like this episode, if you like any of our episodes, please let us know. We'll see you next time.
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"Thank you gang, good morning everyone. Typically when I'm preparing a sermon I do my very best to make sure that it's balanced and here's what I'm looking for when I say balanced. There are lots of ways you can deliver a passage of the Bible and I'm trying my best to keep some parts of the sermon theological and some parts practical. If you aren't familiar with that first word, as I wasn't until I was like in my late teens, theological meaning I want us to think, I want us to think right thoughts about God. That's theology. And then practical, based on what we know about God, I want us to act. So a sermon, I try my best to balance them, theological thinking about God and practical acting on what we know about God. And yet when you go through the Bible, some parts of it are more one than the other. And that's okay, that's the way the Bible works. Today is going to be one of those messages that are a little bit more heavy on the theological side than the practical side. So on days like that you have to pray and you have to ask God, remember what Jesus said? We're supposed to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our mind. So I'm going to ask that God would grant a very attentive mind. Because I'm going to ask you to worship the Lord your God through the word with a mind that thinks right thoughts about God. So Lord, that's our goal. We want to think. You've given us a mind, a working mind to be able to think. It's unlike the animals who can't think didactically like we can, but we can rationalize. We can think in ways that honor you and we can think in ways that don't honor you. So I'm asking that you would grant first, that you would grant in this room a very attentive mind, that we would all aim our minds toward God to tune out other thoughts and to just spend a little time on a Sunday thinking about nothing else but the greatness of the glory and the beauty and the majesty of our great God. So help us now as we worship through the word to love you by thinking about you. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. We're in John chapter four. So if you have a Bible, grab it, open it, go to John. That's in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, fourth book of the New Testament and open to the fourth chapter. We're almost done with it, sort of almost done with it. We're about three quarters of the way through with it. Let me catch you up as you're tuning there. Jesus has been having a conversation with an immoral Samaritan woman, and no one wants to be around this woman, but Jesus did. And so he intentionally met her at the well. And boy, what a meeting they've had. John, the writer of this book, records the true historical account of what happened between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, and we've gone through most of it. Let me tell you what we've seen so far. Right now, Jesus has revealed certain things to this woman that she's gone away from this conversation knowing only one thing. She doesn't know about the cross, she doesn't know about the grave, she doesn't know about anything except she knows one thing. I met a man who told me everything there was to know about me. And she runs off and tells the townspeople, who she's going to in our passage today. She doesn't know about him being a savior yet. She just knows, I met a man who has the ability to tell me things that a mere man doesn't have. So she thinks, I just met a prophet. That's it. That's all she knows. Last Sunday, if you were here, as you're reading through John 4, John takes a pause, and he tells us this other lesson that's related that Jesus wanted to teach his disciples about this. And here's, in a nutshell, what that lesson was. Jesus says, look around you guys, God's field is full and it's ready for the picking with women and people just like this woman. The time has come when God's mission field is full of women like this one I'm talking to, women and men and children whom God wants to save. They're unconverted and God wants to bring them to the truth. And so now John is going to bring us back to what happened with the woman. So there's a story about the woman, I'm going somewhere with this, follow me, story about the woman, an intentional pause, and then it returns to the narrative about the woman. If you were paying close attention last week, if anybody comes up to me afterwards and says they knew this, I'm going to be shocked. If you were paying close attention last week, I skipped three verses. Usually I go one verse, then the next verse, then the next verse. We don't skip anything. And that's a big no -no. We don't skip verses. And so I skipped three verses because as I was studying, I realized these really belong with the text I'm going to show you today. So I purposely skipped them to save them for today. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to look at those three verses I skipped, which is found in verse 28, 29, and 30. Then we're going to skip the passage I preached on last Sunday, which is verse 31 through 38. And we're going to take the part I skipped and join it to the part where you'll see why. Can I show you why? This reads, this portion, you're going to go, wow, that reads so smoothly. It's almost like there was no interruption. Watch how smooth the narrative goes now, okay? So starting in verse 28, where I skipped, 29 and 30, then jumping down to 39, the narrative reads smooth. Check this out. So the woman, she's just finished talking with Jesus, and now this is what happens after. So the woman left her water jar and went away into the town and said to the people, come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, he told me all that I ever did. So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, it's no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Now, there is a primary lesson that most preachers, when they preach this passage or if you've ever been in a Bible study or a Sunday school class, there's one primary lesson that's being taught here. In the job of an interpreter, you when you're home and you open your Bible in the morning with your cup of coffee or your spot of tea or whatever you drink and you're reading the Bible, you're all interpreters at that moment, there's only one lesson. And the job is to get at that one lesson. What did the author mean? If we get somewhere else, we've missed the interpretation. So our job is to find out what John meant by what he wrote and then get at that meaning. The meaning of this is not real difficult. It's very simple. Here's what happened. A woman had an encounter with Jesus and she went home and told everybody about it. That's it. That's the story. That's what happened. So if this passage is preached a hundred times this year in a hundred different churches all over the world, 99 out of a hundred times, here's what the sermon's going to be about. She's a witness. She's really the first witness in the Gospel of John. And so the message is going to be about witnessing. And they'll tell you, go home and do likewise. And they'll take you through it piece by piece, showing you how she witnessed, because she did a good job, and they'll say, this is how you witnessed. And I'm telling you, that is the faithful way to handle this text. A hundred percent of the time, that's the way to do it. I'm not going to do that today. Here's why. Knowing the majority of the people at our church and knowing that the majority of you have been in church your whole life, you've probably heard this preached 20 times. And I'm knowing that I could give you the main lesson in about 30 seconds, which I just did. I want to show you how the Bible can be like an onion, like an onion, and how you could read this. My grandmother's 105. You're probably getting tired of me telling you that. She woke up this morning and read her Bible for close to an hour. I'm telling you. You know how I know? She's done it her whole life. She's probably read this passage 105 times, I'm exaggerating. Every time, there's some new layer of the onion that gives her food for her soul. I want to peel back a layer. Again, there's only one meaning, but there's lots of ways, vantage points, to look at that one meaning and glean new food from this never -ending nourishment that is God's word. In narratives like the one we're reading, especially the gospel narratives where you're reading about a true historical account, this really happened in history, and where there's lots of different people in the story, you can look at it from her perspective or the perspective of Jesus or the perspective of the Samaritans. If there were other people, we could read it from different perspectives, and every time you do, you peel back a new layer of the onion. Isn't the Bible awesome? It'll keep you nourished for the rest of your life. Well, this week, I looked at the woman and I said, Lord, I'll preach this. If that's what you want, I'll just go and I'll preach a message on witnessing. I just couldn't do it. I wanted to peel back a little bit and look at this from the lens of the Samaritans. I wanted to see how it was that God converted them through first this woman and then through an encounter with Jesus. And so this morning, what we're going to do is we're going to do a case study in conversion. The Samaritans were my focus this week, which is why I've entitled this sermon, the 20th sermon, by the way, in our series through John, The Cause of Conversion. Would you give me two minutes before we start picking apart this text? Would you give me two minutes to define conversion? Because I imagine that there might be a lot of different definitions that people would come up with as to what that word means. What is that? Most people may have grown up believing, as I did, that conversion was the same exact thing as being born again. It isn't. Oh, it's related. As a matter of fact, you might think of conversion as the other side of the coin of being born again. Let me explain. Get your thinking cap on. Here we go. Being born again, theologians have a term for it just like they do conversion, and the term is regeneration. How many of you have heard the term regeneration before? How many of you have read the book of Genesis? Genesis is the beginning. When you were born, you had a Genesis. When you were born again, you had a re -Genesis. God made your birth happen again on the inside. Conversion is not the same thing, and here's how. What happens on the inside when you're born again, when God takes your dead soul, which is the way you were born, you're dead in your sins, so was I, when God makes you alive to Christ, that happens at the soul or the heart level, and at that very same instant, you mind falls, but at that very same instant, after God makes you alive, something happens in the mind. What happens in the mind is conversion, and it's really important. Here's why it's important. Look what Jesus said. This is going to get juicy. Jesus said, truly I say to you, unless you are, say the word, and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So you tell me, is conversion important? You better believe it. Here's the word Jesus used. He used the Greek word, strepho, which simply means, look on the screen, to be changed, or a better definition, to turn and go another direction. Someone is born again. At that moment, their eyes are open to see the truth. Once that happens at the soul level, something happens instantaneously in the mind. In the mind, you are able to believe the truth about Jesus. You see him as he truly is. You no longer see your old life the way that it was. You turn away from it, and you turn to something new. That is the moment when conversion begins. It continues throughout your life. God continues to make you into something new. We call that process sanctification. It starts the moment you're converted, and it continues throughout your life. He's continually renewing your mind, changing how you see first God, then you, then the world, then every little thing continues this process of being converted into the image of Jesus Christ. So conversion is the flip side of the coin of regeneration, but it's not exactly the same thing. caused Conversion is by having the eyes of your heart opened, listen to these words, to a knowledge of God that you were prior blind to, and it's this spiritual knowing and believing that I see in this text. Martyn Lloyd -Jones said something about conversion that I think sums it up better than anybody else. Look what Martyn Lloyd -Jones said. He said conversion is the first exercise of the new nature. So once you're born again, the first thing you do, the first act is conversion in ceasing from old forms of life, my old sinful life, and starting a new life. It's the first action of the regenerate soul in moving from something, something I used to be, to this new life. That's the best definition of conversion that I could find, a way that I think will be helpful to you in your life in understanding salvation. In this text, I see a great case study of how conversion works. These people went from believing something to suddenly having their eyes opened to see something new. If you did what I did, some people, it's funny, they think that preachers somehow have some supernatural funnel from God where he pours information in your head. That is not at all what happens to a preacher. It's just discipline. That's all it is. Discipline to study the Scriptures and sit in it and sit in it, and then when you're done, sit in it some more. And God does for a preacher what he would do for you if you spent as much time in a text as I do. I spend on average about 20 hours a week preparing for a sermon, roughly 20 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less. If you spent as much time as I did in this little text, I promise you, you'd start to see little observations popping out, little things you're like, oh, I never saw that before. And if you spent as much time with me this week looking at this text and looking at it, looking at it, looking at it, can I show you a few things that might start popping out to you? There are three because statements in this text. If you're reading in the morning in 20 minutes and you're reading the story about the woman at the well, you're not going to stop on the word because, would you? Because it's just the because. No one stops at the word because. But if you did stop, you would see the cause of things. Can I show you these three because statements in the text? Take a look. I put them on the screen for you. Well here's the whole text. You'd see these three because statements. Here are the three because statements popping out. Put those up for me, Logan. You have the first one? Poor Logan. The first because statement, we'll get to the second one in a second, many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony. So they believed in him because of the woman's testimony. Look at the second because statement. Now Logan. And many more believed in him because of his word. But now here's the cause that changed my whole trajectory of this sermon, verse 42. They said to the woman, look at this, look church, it is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves. And we know, it's the first time this word is used in the chapter, we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Church, look at me. Something caused the water bottle. What was it? Me. I pushed it. All I want to do is look at this text as a case study of what caused you to be born again, to be converted. I want to look at this as a case study to see what caused them to be converted so that you will know first how to pray for your unbelieving family, but second even more importantly, to know whether or not you're converted. There are lots of people who've been going to church for years who may not be converted. There is a major difference between being convinced and being converted. There is a major difference between being convinced about Jesus and being converted by Jesus. Not all belief is the same kind of belief. I'm telling you, I want to show you this morning, based on verse 42, there's a journey, a progression of conversion that I want to show you in this text. They were convinced and called by this woman's testimony, but they were not yet converted because they did not yet know him. There is a kind of belief in Jesus that does not cause conversion. It's the kind that maybe the brother of Jesus was talking about when he wrote this. Look on the screen. You say that you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Well, good for you. Even the demons say the word. Wait a second. And they tremble in terror. So according to James, there's a category of belief that does not cause a creature, a human creature or a demonic creature, to be converted. So just because you see belief in the Bible doesn't mean it's the same kind of belief that leads to conversion. My prayer all week this week is that God would bring us somebody who needed to be converted today. What I aim to show you in this case study is the call to salvation used by God. This woman was used by God to invite them. Being convinced about Jesus. And then finally being converted to Jesus. Here's the big idea. I'm going to spell it out for you. If you want to snap a photo of this with your phone so that you can't forget it, it's fine with me. Some people are convinced because of a personal testimony. And God uses personal testimonies to convince people. Others are convinced because of a personal experience. Lots of people have had spiritual experiences and God uses those to convince people. But there's only one cause of conversion. The cause of conversion is knowing Christ as personal Savior. Let me show you this in the text. I'm going to split the big idea into three parts. Everybody still with me? Part number one. Some people, they're called during someone's testimony. They feel God calling to them. And they're convinced when they hear someone give a personal testimony. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Here's what I'm going to show you in this text. God has been pleased down through church history to use people's personal testimonies. To draw people to himself. Theologians call this an effectual call. He calls out to people, come to Jesus. Come to Jesus. By the testimony of someone that you love or a friend. And people feel and hear God's call. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Let me show you that right here in the text. Verse 28, 29 and 30 and then verse 39. Look what it says here. So the woman left her water jar. There's lots we could say about that. She left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people. So now she's suddenly an evangelist. Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? God in this moment is using a vessel, a woman's mouth who just had an encounter with Jesus to call people to come. Come meet Jesus. That's what's happening here. They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed. And now based on what you just read about James, you should go, wait a minute, what kind of belief? So glad you asked. We're going to get into that, okay? Many from Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony he told me all that I ever did. So remember something. Follow me, church. All she knows at this point is that she met a prophet.
A highlight from Versatus - The Most Versatile DevEx in Web3
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Hey team, we have a new sponsor here at the Crypto Conversation, BitGet, one of the world's leading copy trading cryptocurrency exchanges, yes indeed. What happens if you've got the funds to invest but you don't have the time to keep track of the market? You still want to make smart money moves, what do you do? Well copy trading is a popular choice for beginner traders. You can shorten your learning curve by uncovering tips and strategies from more experienced traders. BitGet's copy trading platform has over 80 ,000 elite traders to choose from and 380 ,000 followers just like yourself who are already using the BitGet copy trading platform as a potential passive income stream. 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So I was gone from my hometown for about 12 years. I programming started at the age of 14, a technology teacher and seventh grade enemy, the classic, the C programming language book and said, learn this, I think it's going to be important. And so I did, never really did much as a kid other than like, you build like space invader clones and C and a couple of other things. Picked up Python and C++ a little bit later in life, during high school and, you know, was very, very interested in the cross -section of like machine learning and AI and economics. Economics is really sort of my first love, even though I'm a programmer, I kind of always wanted to be an economist, but just found that there's not really a lot of money in it unless you work for a political campaign. So it wasn't going to do that. And programming and machine learning in particular was something that I thought I could apply my love and knowledge of economics to. So it was building machine learning algorithms very, very early on before you add any of the sort of open source tools that you have today that makes it easy. And was sending my resume and GitHub around to a bunch of different hedge funds. Yes, this was going back about 10, 11 years now. And finally found one that was willing to give me a little bit of money to play around with. It's a group called Trident Asset Management. They're based part -time out of Connecticut and part -time out of Colorado, wasn't going to move to Connecticut. So that's what took me to Denver, then did the same thing for a fixed income shop based out of Newport Beach. That's how I ended up in Los Angeles. Started my first startup there, it's called Owl ESG, it's a environmental, social and governance data company built out, you know, some machine learning models and, you know, from PDFs, sort of scraping about 30 ,000 documents a day and extracting the data and building out a ESG data set. Grew that company and then in 2020 decided to start Versatus. So started this sort of hobby project, was doing a solo build on it, spent about 18 months solo building and was talking to a few friends in the space and they thought I was really onto something. So made some introductions, next thing you knew we were raising our first round from jumping big brain, hiring out an engineering team and now 14 months later, here we are. Very nice, very nice. Thank you, Andrew. Give us an idea then of, I guess, your vision for Versatus. What are you guys building? What's the vision? Yeah, so the vision is like the best way to put it, even though this is an imperfect if analogy is you think of like the cloud compute providers, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, et cetera, you know, they own these huge data centers and these data centers are effectively a commodity business. You know, they build out a warehouse and put a bunch of servers in it, connect those servers to the Internet, occasionally maintain them and update them in and of themselves. They're not really that valuable. What makes them really valuable is that they provide all these tools that make it easy and efficient for developers to interact with those data centers and build applications on top of them to store data inside of them, et cetera. We believe that blockchain is analogous to that. It's not, again, it's an imperfect analogy. But if you kind of view the blockchains that exist in the world today and the ones that will come in the future as those data centers, next generation data centers where we provide value is we provide that program ability layer and compute layer that makes it easy and efficient for developers to build on top of blockchains. So we what we're building is a decentralized compute stack that enables developers to build in any language on any chain. And I think this is really powerful for a number of different reasons, which I'm sure we'll get to. But one of the major barriers to entry for developers is the language barrier. There's also a pretty big tooling barrier as well, which we saw that the language barrier, you know, if you're you want to build in Web3, the first thing you need to do is either go learn Solidity or Rust or one of the other languages. And Rust is a general purpose language. There are some people that already know it, but anybody that's entering into Web3 at the very beginning and they've got to go learn Solidity. Right. So a lot of them just don't view it as worthwhile to go learn Solidity. It's a domain specific language. The only thing you'll ever be able to do with that is build EVM compatible smart contracts. So until and unless there's a robust enough financial incentive for them to actually go and learn Solidity, they're probably not going to. But what we found from doing some pretty significant market research is if they could just use their existing languages and existing tools, they'd be happy to hobby hack and maybe even look for a job or start their own project and build on top of blockchains. So we want to make that process easier. We want to reduce the barrier to entry for developers. We believe that developers precede users, that you need developers to build applications that users actually want to use if we're ever going to see mass adoption for Web3. Yeah, I mean, that's a great point, Andrew. And I've seen you guys talk about this and some of your comms, I guess, because that's kind of it is flipping the script, right? Because everyone thinks, yeah, OK, it's the transition to Web3, easy as just got to build some user user friendly apps and and and if you build it, they will come. But of course, real life has has not been that simple. So so your philosophy is essentially the reverse of that. So you want to attract as many developers as possible. So just talk us through that again. I mean, you have a little bit, but just explain why you think that is really the key to the paradigm shift for Web2 to Web3. Yeah, absolutely. I think like just kind of telling the story of some case studies probably helps here, right? So you never know where a killer app is going to come from. I mean, Facebook started as a dating app for Ivy Leaguers, right? And it's Harvard and Yale dating app. You know, Slack started as a video game studio and Slack was their internal messaging network. So and now that is the product. Killer applications oftentimes come from experimentation. And the more experiments you have going on, the higher the probability that you're going to find stuff that people actually want to interact with and use. There are some precursors to what makes a killer app, things that make people's lives more convenient. That's just undeniably is going to make their life better, makes their work more productive. These are usually more business applications, makes the world more connected. These are social media type of applications or makes their life more affordable. So things that create efficiencies that reduce the cost of things that they were already doing. So, look, if I knew what that killer app was going to be, I'd probably go build that. It probably would be easier. But what I what I think where I think killer apps come from is lots of developers trying lots of things and competing for the limited funding and resources out there. And then you have unfortunately you do have gatekeepers in the world that you have VCs and you have investors and angel investors. So typically, yeah, there's going to be some stuff that's lost in the process of gathering funding and everything else that might have been really cool. But really, like if you have lots of things competing, probably the cream rises to the top and you're going to get well -funded, really interesting application ideas that can then promote themselves and attract users. The users are going to come for the applications right now. We have sort of the most users will ever have. If this is all we ever have to offer, which is effectively gambling and speculation, I think we've captured the gambling market pretty, pretty, pretty well. The speculator market we captured pretty well. They're here to make money off of token price fluctuations. If we want people that are here for the long term to use applications, well, we need to offer the applications that they want to use. And I think where that comes from, it's largely a numbers game. It's Pareto principle, you know, 10 percent, 20 percent of the developers are going to create the applications that get 80 percent, 90 percent of the users. So if we want to have a bigger 20 percent of applications that get lots of users, we need a bigger 100 percent. We need a bigger pie in general. And the only way to get a bigger pie is to reduce the cost, both time and money cost of building in Web3. And that's what we're attempting to do, particularly on the on the time cost of things, reduce the opportunity cost of learning how to build in Web3 by making it easier for them to build in Web3. So that's really sort of how we think about this. We think that developers necessarily are a precursor to users. If you look at like some of the market research we've done, it's kind of an either or like if there were more users, developers would take the time to learn this stuff. But the problem is, is that there's not going to be more users until developers learn how to build this stuff. So that's kind of where we see ourselves. We we believe we can be the catalyst for a Cambrian explosion of Web3 developers coming from all different walks of life, bring in product managers that they can understand how to manage a project that's being built in Python or Go or C++, but may not understand how to manage a project that's being built in Solidity, bring in on, you know, entrepreneurs that they come into this space and they look at, OK, well, how do I build a team out to build this? And what they see is extremely high cost of talent acquisition because there just isn't that big of a pool of Solidity developers. So make the talent pools that they can hire from significantly bigger, reduce that cost. Now you get some of those non -technical entrepreneurs looking at Web3 as a way to build their application. That's kind of the way we look at it. Just make the process easier, reduce those barriers. You'll get that first wave who's like jumping at the bit to come into Web3 and then they'll build some apps. You'll get more users. You'll then get the next wave of developers who see that there's financial incentives to doing so. It's going to be a process. It's going to take time. But we believe within the next seven to 10 years, if you offer up the correct tools and stacks, that about a third of all applications will be built on decentralized stacks for a number of different reasons, which we could talk to if you'd like. But that's where we see our value proposition is we make it easier for them. They come in, they build, then you get the users, then more come in and build, and so forth and so forth. You create a flywheel effect. OK, well, thank you, Andrew. And look, we don't need to get too deep into the weeds, but just talking about that decentralized stack, I suppose that you guys are building at Versatus. You have your own layer one blockchain, right? And there's the consensus mechanism, I believe, is proof of claim. So maybe just give us the kind of the two minute overview of your stack, I suppose. Yeah, so our L1 is primarily used for content addressing programs that are deployed to our network. So this is a way that our compute nodes can verify that they're executing the correct programs and such that watcher nodes and validators can also ensure that those compute nodes are not acting maliciously, that they're executing the correct programs. Our consensus mechanism, so proof of claim is actually our election mechanism. So this is how we elect nodes to quorums. Our consensus mechanism, we call it farmer harvester. Basically, it's a modification of what many distributed systems engineers would know as the worker collector model, but to fit a Byzantine fault tolerant model. So in your worker collector model, you basically have worker nodes that are individual nodes that they're allocated compute tasks. They execute those compute tasks and return the results to a collector node, which collects them and does batch updates into a database or to wherever they're storing state in our model. You don't want to have single nodes doing this work because then if a single node is malicious, they can actually create have state altering transactions that are incorrect. So we do have we form quorums as opposed to having single nodes. And then 60 percent of that quorum needs to what we call redundant, redundantly execute the program. So redundantly execute the program, return results, agree on results and then send votes to the what we call the harvester quorum. So, again, instead of having a single collector, we have a quorum of collectors that they then need to agree on the threshold of votes being reached before they would commit that to a block. So that's sort of very high level overview of how our architecture works. Now, again, like our goal is to enable language agnosticism on top of every chain. So not just for our L1, but on top of Ethereum, on top of other chains as well. And the primary reason for having our own L1 is it's a place where we can efficiently prove that compute nodes in our network are using the correct program, they're executing the correct program. And it's also a place where we can accrue value to those compute nodes. So whether they're being paid by another network's native token or they're being paid for executing compute on our network, we can emit our native tokens to them as an L1. So they're bootstrapped. And that way they're earning some money off of it. And then also it's a place where we can accrue fees back to our own L1 so that those compute nodes have a place where they're getting paid. Got it. Thank you, Andrew. If we kind of zoom out then to some more kind of, I guess, just a general state of where we are and the slow transition from Web 2 to Web 3. You saw a lot of the big brands, big financial institutions start to experiment with blockchain, but they were kind of like, they weren't really interested in building on Bitcoin or Ethereum. They went down the route of building their own private blockchains, which was a little bit pointless perhaps in hindsight. And now we're seeing with so many different chains around now and much more interoperability, brands and institutions are recognizing that it's to their benefit and everyone to build on the decentralized stacks that you're talking about. So maybe just you look at, I'd love you to paint a picture of, I suppose, your ideas of where we are now and your vision for what the next steps are just over, I guess, the next wave of adoption, maybe what's going to ignite the next hype cycle. How do you think about this? Yeah, so it's an interesting question. I try to steer away from predictions as much as possible. If I were a better investor, I probably would just be investing and making money that way. I do think the key, going back to hate to just sort of beat a dead horse, but the key is going to be getting more developers and whether those are enterprise developers, which I think what we're building provides a lot of value to enterprises. Again, they don't need to go out and hire a bunch of solidity developers that have four or five, six years experience. They can hire much more experienced developers or use the existing developers they have on staff. That to me is the key. I think we need more people trying things, pushing the limits of what's possible on top of this technology in order for us to find the use cases that are going to lead to mass adoption. I also think that enterprises, there are potentially some use cases for enterprise blockchains, but for the most part, I think one of the things that steered enterprises away from using public blockchains were privacy concerns. Right now, if you were to have a corporate wallet on top of Ethereum, everybody knows how much money you have in that. I think that level of transparency is something that scares a lot of enterprises and the closer we move towards being able to have on -chain privacy, so provability, but without revealing the underlying values, the more you'll see enterprises adopt public blockchains as a place, as a development environment, as a place to build and deploy applications to both internal applications as well as consumer facing or other business facing applications. But I think you've got to solve that privacy issue. Transparency is good when needed. It's also something that can be a deterrent to particularly large publicly traded companies who have to report to the SEC, who get audited, all these other things. They don't want all of this information, their financial information public. So finding ways to create some privacy around that I think will probably help with enterprise adoption. Yeah, yeah. Makes perfect sense, Andrew. What about, how does AI fit into this? I know it's a little bit of a tangent, but I've seen you guys talk a little bit about AI. I think you've probably got some opinions. So yeah, I mean, anything you want to kind of speculate on in terms of the, I guess the intersection of AI and web3 in the future? So in one word, trust, I think that's the key is that we're able to offer trust is very, very expensive. And I'm not talking about just necessarily blockchain trust, but trust in general. It's very expensive and it's at the core of how and why society works. If you don't have trust, society breaks down. So we have to trust each other, that we have our individual best interests in mind. And as a result of us trusting that we each want to do what's best for ourselves, we know that we're not going to put ourselves in a situation to damage each other because that might hurt ourselves. So having trust in AI models is going to be really, really important. And right now that mechanism works because OpenAI runs it and OpenAI is a big company, they have profit motives, but it's all centralized. As we move to a world where there's decentralized AI models, there needs to be some way to trust that that AI model is not malicious. And I think blockchain can be a huge component of that and tokenization, staking, and being able to lend trust to compute models is a really important component of it. I think it's an area where we fit in really, really well in particular. So that to me is the most obvious intersection of AI and blockchain. Particularly when it comes to things like deep fakes, I think you want to be able to have some verifiability behind images. You want to have some verifiability behind videos. You can just imagine a scenario where somebody creates a deep fake there's and no way to prove that this came from an AI model, and all of a sudden chaos ensues in a city or in a region or in a country because of some deep fake that people think is real. So there are a lot of concerns around fake news use cases for AI, and how do we solve for that problem? How do we put a marker on that image or on that video that proves that this came from a model and having some sort of watermark of trust? I think that crypto can provide that in some ways. So that's one area. I also think there's a lot of concern about existential threats related to AI and decentralizing AI models and getting them out of the hands of individuals and into the hands of communities, open sourcing them, and then providing incentives around building these models in a way to where they won't create existential threats. I don't think we're quite there yet. I'm less of an AI doomer than a lot of people. But to the AI doomers, I would say use crypto as a way to provide some of these guarantees that your model is not going to go off the rails.
A highlight from BREAKING First U.S. Ethereum ETF APPROVED! (Altcoin Pump Coming?)
"The future is so bright for crypto, folks. I just had to wear the shades. Thank you for joining today. Good morning. It's time to discover crypto. It's Friday, September 29. I'm getting ready to go to Vegas for the CNFTCON, now called NFT -LV. Jeremiah's going to be there. No, no. Sawtooth is going to be there. Jeremiah, just happy he bought some Chainlink. Guys, we got a great show today. We're talking about the ETH futures. We're breaking that down. Also, we're talking about Bitcoin. Tim has something special to show you on the charts. Circle listing. And my fiancé might pop up on camera, and she's going to tell a story how I was the world's worst fiancé ever this morning. So she might come on camera and tell the tale. You know, I am a family -oriented man. And you know what? I'm bringing my one and only woman here on camera. Alright, guys, make sure you are sub to the channel here. Discover crypto. Check out all the other channels. Nothing but love for Frankie. Frankie had a big announcement yesterday. We still love Frankie. There's no hard feelings. And we're applauding and celebrating Frankie here at Discover Crypto. Still going to be collabing with him. Still going to be working with him. He's still working in the building. Yeah, we're going to see him literally every day. Well, I didn't want to tell that much. But yeah, he's still here, folks. Yeah. He's literally still here. Tony, Tony, Tony. I think he's like, he's still in the candle mafia house, though. He's still in the basement. Well, he shoots certain videos from home and certain videos from here. Like literally, his schedule will not change whatsoever. But the difference, and we're very excited for him, is he will completely own everything he does. Everyone here is excited for him. Shout out to Frankie Candles. I still predict, Deezy. There's a lot of, I want to make sure I preface this right, because even I do TA. There's a lot of good technical analysts out there. I still predict Frankie Candles will be the number one crypto TA channel in 2025. I would, I will say I would agree with that with maybe one person still going to be beating him, still going to be putting out a lot of content. And we all love him. Frankie loves him. I've talked to him, you know, MM Crypto. And there's something about that guy. When the bull market hits, I mean, guys, you might see some strong thumbnails now. Wait till the bull market. If you haven't been through a bull market with MM Crypto thumbnails, you haven't really experienced a bull market, folks. And I also love how he has 17 exclamation points on MM Crypto's titles. He has a very interesting title selection there. Well, folks, let's get right into the show. All right, first, should we lead with the world's worst fiance? Let's do it after Crypto Market Cap. Yeah. All right, we're gonna go ahead, show the prices, and I'll tell you why I was the world's worst fiance. Kat, are you okay? Just briefly telling the short section of that story in about two minutes. All right, first, let's get into the crypto market cap here. I just refreshed and we are moving up, folks. We are still above 1 .1 trillion. We are up 0 .8%. 24 -hour volume was right around 50 yesterday. I think it was like 54. Today, it's 48. So, largely the same. Bitcoin dominance has fallen, however. We went from 47 .1. We were hanging out there forever, jumped up to 47 .4, and now we're down to 47 .0. And strangely, gas is only 14 Gwei. I don't get how gas is so low right now. I was swapping some alts the other day. We have Bitcoin down 0 .1 % and Ethereum up 1 .8%. And that is the large reason why you're seeing the dominance change here. Just the two biggest cryptos moving in opposite direction, albeit slightly. We have BNB 0 .5 % to the upside. But I think who's really celebrating today is the XRP community. XRP is up 5 % today. Is it anticipation for XRP's party in New York City tonight, you think? What are your thoughts? Was it a TA level? It was just bound to happen? Or are people really excited about partying in the Big Apple? Well, not me. I'm not that big of a party person. And shout out to New York. But I don't really like going to New York. You don't like going to New York? If you had one reason why you avoid New York, what is that one reason? There's many a reason. I just don't like city life like that. I like being out, not the middle of nowhere, but like the middle of somewhere rather than the middle of everywhere. I like being in the middle of nowhere near somewhere. All right, we have Cardano up 2 .8%. Another big pump for the top 10 here. We have Solana. Solana is up 4 .5%. It is now above $20. Looking like it might turn $20 into support. It likes hanging around that psychological level. Tron is also up 3 .5%. We do have something moving down. And that is TonCoin. TonCoin, the hottest coin last month, two months ago. Now it's a little bit as maybe Chainlink's taken some of its juice. And you can see Chainlink flat for the day. But if you look at the weekly there, you can see 16%. And that is higher than every single coin above it. In fact, no coin has even gotten to the double digits, except for Bitcoin Cash. And Bitcoin Cash, you know, kind of an asterisk next to that coin as far as price movement. Shiba is also moving to the upside. But now it is time to look at the biggest gainers. The biggest gainers in the world is going to be me at the blackjack table. It's going to be a cat at the slots. All right, the world's biggest gainers. What do we have? We have Sweet.
A highlight from John Zmirak
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the airwaves, Eric Mataxas. Hey, folks, welcome to the program, I like to call it. John Zmierak, you are such a special guest on this program that we were willing to just do a phone connection. Normally, we have to have our guests on video, but you're such a big shot now that you can demand phone only if you if you choose. So welcome to the show. Thank you, Eric. I'm sheltering in place in an undisclosed location. Well, the weird thing is we're both in Dallas. And I was at an event last night. Now, of course, I want to talk to you about the news of the day. But I was at an event last night where a guy claiming to be your landlord came up to me. And I just thought Dallas is such a great place where where where, you know, people like John Zmierak live, there are landlords that that that actually, you know, think the way that we do, it really was. It was a very encouraging event for me, I have to tell you, and I'm sorry you couldn't be there. But I know that you've got you've got a busy life. What I've got is dozens of an open boxes, I'm moving apartments into the house of this wonderful new landlord is really good guy and a fellow believer in America and in Christ. And but I've got two beagles who have to be taught that this new apartment is not a place to go to the bathroom because it's all new to them. And I just am moving everything I own from one place to another. And so we're not doing video because if we did video right now, you would think I was actually Hunter Biden at a Motel six hiding from my Chinese handlers. Yeah, we don't want to look like that. I do not look my best because I do not have any of my toiletries. I can't I have one toothbrush. I can't find any soap. It's not brushes. Do you need, John? I know you got the two beagles, but you really need one toothbrush. I want you to downsize. At this point in life, you should be downsizing to one toothbrush and maybe one and a half beagles at most. No, my God. I look if I my girlfriend would allow it, I would have nine beagles, but nine beagles. OK, negotiated. We negotiated. I told her I have a two beagle minimum. So I rescued two twins together and brother and sister. And they lick each other's faces and they play fight. And they still act like seeing them. They're so you could die. You could die just looking at them. All right. So what shall we talk about? There's a lot in the news. We could talk about any of it. What are you writing about, thinking about? Well, I took a few days off of the moon, so I don't have as many columns. But I did. I did have one that I I spent was actually inspired by a conversation you and I had here. And then I talked about it with the great Charlie Kirk for a full hour. And it relates to my new book, which is coming out in a few weeks. No Second Amendment, no first. The title of the piece, the stream is called Liberal Christians see us as pets who need to be declawed. And this is a theme we've talked about before.
A highlight from Mystery Meat
"Morning. Ashley wasn't kidding. I am glad to be back. I really, really love this church. It's evident every time we go away, and I absolutely love preaching and teaching the Word of God. I get a little jealous when I'm away, to be honest with you, when I see someone else standing behind my pulpit. Just truthfully, I'm jealous over this. I love doing this. It's the greatest privilege in the world. Well, if you're just visiting us, we go through books of the Bible, and we're going through one of the, as if they can be ranked, right? But John has done some incredible work down through history. This book has been used to convert souls, the most unlikely of souls. And so whenever we have taken a little bit of a break, I've been gone for two weeks, and so some of you may have no idea. Some of you can't remember what you did last night, let alone two weeks ago, right? So whenever I'm away for a little while, I like to do a two -minute review of the purpose of the book so that you know why this book was written. In case some of you are here and are not familiar with the Bible and how it works, it's a library. As a matter of fact, biblio means library, and so there are 66 of these books, and each one of them has a different purpose. And the Gospel of John has its own unique, distinct purpose, and here's the job of every interpreter. Every interpreter's job is not to find clever ways to make it mean something that's relevant for their culture. That's not the job of an interpreter. The job of an interpreter is simple. Get in the head of the original author to the original audience. I have to try to find out what John meant. Who cares what we think it means, right? Give me an amen. We want to know what John says it means, and we want to know what John says it means to the first readers. We're not the first readers. This was written to a unique people group a long time ago in the Middle East. And so let's start up again by reframing our mind according to what the author says he wrote this for. At the very, very end of the book, it's 21 chapters long, and at the very, very end of the book, he tells us flat out why he wrote the book. Here's what he says. He says, Jesus performed many other signs, miraculous signs that is, in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book. In other words, you're going to have to go somewhere else for those. These, the contents of this book, these have been written so that, here comes the author's purpose statement, so that you may, say the word, be. So that's purpose number one, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. And there's a second purpose, that believing you may have life in his name. This, what you're reading, is a true, historical, eye -witness account of the life and ministry of a man who lived in the Middle East, who rose from the dead. That means, if someone raises from the dead and defeats something that you can't defeat, you should probably listen to what he has to say, don't you think? John says, I'm recording every word that man who rose from the dead had to say, so that you can, two things. One, believe, and two, live. Here's the point of the book. The point of the book is to help people believe an eye -witness account to the life of a man who died, and then three days later, got up and walked around. But it's not just so that you can say, okay, I believe. No more John. No. It's so that as you experience seasons of doubt in your life, you come back to John and say, oh yeah, this is why I should keep on believing. And when I'm struggling to believe, John will help to reaffirm your feet on solid ground, so that you go through your whole life saying, I believe. Tomorrow, I'm going to believe again. The next day, I'm going to believe again. John is for the person sitting here who's not a believer. And they know they're not a believer, and someone drug you here. You're here on purpose, and John is written for you. But John is also for the person who's been a believer for the last 66 years. And you know John, but maybe you're in a season of doubt. Maybe you're struggling because you just lost your spouse. John is a book for you. So, before we go any further and dive back into John, we are in, I started in April. That's about five months ago. We're in the fourth chapter of 21 chapters, and we're about halfway through the fourth chapter. And so, I'm sure that all of you remember exactly where we left off, but just in case there's one person who can't remember, let's repurpose our hearts. Let's go before God, every individual. I'm not going to do this for you. You're here as a worship service. That means there's a part for you. You're going to go before God right now, and you're going to say, Lord, I'm here to hear from you. And you spoke through John, and so speak to me through your servant John. Let's do it together. Father, I'm just a tool to act on behalf of the people who are here to meet with their God. As Craig said, you are a living God. No one else can claim that, but we can because Christ is alive. And so, we put our faith in you. I pray that you would help every person here to commit their heart and mind to not just listening to the word of God, but doing what it says. Lord, speak to us, for we are listening. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen. Fourth chapter of John, it reads like a movie script. I read it again. It's like the 20th time that I've read it just this month. And this week as I was preparing, I read it, and I'm like, some chapters read like a movie script, and some are not like that. Fourth chapter of John, it literally is set up for a producer and director to just go and put this on film. And I couldn't help but this week as I was reading it, my mind went back to a show that I watched when I was growing up. It was the original Batman show with Burt Ward and Adam West from the 70s. How many of you know what show I'm talking about? Just curious. I had a feeling. I grew up on that show. My mom would put it on for me when I'd come home from school. And there was this thing that they did in the show where whenever they would transition to another part, the narrator would come on and say, meanwhile, back in Gotham City, or meanwhile in the Batcave, and then you'd see the transition. The screen would roll, and you'd hear the doodle -a -doodle -a -doo, remember? It's showing you what's happening at a different part at the same time. John 4 is written like that because the text we're going to start with opens up in a meanwhile in another part of town, and my mind just went back to the old Batman as I was raised on. Here's what you're going to learn. If you've been here for a while, then you know that we're in one of the most beautiful dialogues that really I've ever taken in history. It's between Jesus and a promiscuous Samaritan woman, and he is tender with her. Isn't he tender with her? We're going to get back to that dialogue next week, but the writer, the narrator of the story, interjects. He pauses the story, and he wants you to stop thinking about the woman and Jesus for just a moment because there's an absolutely important lesson that Jesus wants to teach his disciples, and it is a major, major pause. And so this morning, I invite you to turn in your Bibles to John 4. We're going to start in verse 31, and we're going to go down through 38. Not very much, but it's a meanwhile, so you can see the screen roll in your head, and here's what it says. John 4, 31 through 38.
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But even the casual observer and a Really serious credible skeptic would probably say okay to Las Vegas stories a little weird, but just first one thing quick Folks the left is getting really really nervous about Robert F Kennedy. They are freaking Right out now he's up to about 20 25 percent. There is a damn good chance if Iowa, New Hampshire don't Move that he could win Iowa the caucus and the primary respectively this guy is gonna be real trouble If he gets going and performs really well in South Carolina even gets like even if loses he but gets 35 40 percent of the vote folks You heard it here first Biden Could be in real trouble to the point where to avoid embarrassment. He drops out and the Democrats Last -minute bring Gavin Newsom it remember this show mark the date Tuesday, June 20th to 36 p .m.. Eastern Time You heard it here first This guy's real trouble. How do I know that because the arm of the Democrat Party big tech the Straight -up communist warlords over at YouTube did what? They started pulling down RFK junior content they banned his interview with Jordan Peterson. They banned his interview with Mike Tyson. That's Why I'm proud to be an equity holder rumble where we gave them the double -barrel middle finger the juicy One and said YouTube you can take your censorship and stick it right up your caboose, baby Because We ran that Mike Tyson interview on rumble with RFK the day later. What'd you think you were gonna stop up? I find it hilarious how the communists scum at YouTube really believes they're living in the world of ten years Ago where if they make it go away it goes away you make it go away. We just take it over on rumble now Just take it right over So what does that have to do with RFK? While I'm sitting around this morning talking to a few friends, and they're like Dan nice work rumble. I said yeah, thanks I'm not a manager there. I'm just an equity holder, but appreciate it Turns out Okay, he's decided to come over to rumble where we actually respect free speech. He's gonna be doing his first live stream tonight It's 7 p .m.. Because you know what I don't share RFK's politics. I don't vote for Democrats ever But I respect free speech, and I'm not a scumbag leftist censorship Loving buffoon communist tyrannical authoritarian totalitarian And you know what as long as I'm breathing in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide in this rock we call Earth and I'm above rather than below ground I'll fight for everyone of any party to have the Right to speak to speak clearly and to speak in controversial ideas because those Only ones were defending nobody wants to defend via the First Amendment the fact the kids like birthday Because cake it's not controversial a -holes on the left you have to defend Controversial speech that's what real civil libertarians do not phony fake Commie losers like you idiots on the left. I have never been prouder rumble is kicking this ass space in every time YouTube screws over someone on the left. I just saw they Says Facebook screwed over Graham Allen another great conservative tried to censor him Graham Allen, I'm happy to say may see him a little bit on rumble coming up. They see a lot more him you're gonna see a lot more of a lot of people on rumble coming up because they're tired of it And the left is losing control folks. They're losing control, and it's glorious to watch We streamed we had 63 Thousand people today on rumble streaming with us live at 11 o 'clock 11 in the morning 63 ,000 people That's the future not YouTube you ever want to join us rumble .com slash Gino if the three hours on radio isn't enough. We'd love to have you in the live chat join us at 11 a .m. Eastern Time I'm there live every day and you can roll right into the radio show we would love to have you The live chats a lot Of Jim fun wouldn't you agree the live chat gets a little bananas sometimes the show's So if you don't like cuss words you may not be for you. It's okay. 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"Me I probably changed talking about unlikely. Yeah, I'll tell you what that was the only record that Atlantic ever took a gamble on and had a hit with that was completely unsolicited. The writer was blanche Carter, a woman from Florida, who actually got a BMI award for one of the biggest R&B hits in 1956. Never did anything before, never did anything after, but she was mailing songs to New York. No response whatsoever and for whatever reason, Jerry Wexler and everybody else heard it and said, well, it's pretty good. Now, of course, putting up with the clovers, it isn't a clover's type arrangement. It's not a clover type, too. So everything about it was against it and of course it became huge. And many years later, it became a pop hit when Bobby Vinton recorded it, but that's the original. And I played it because I was thinking of the clovers because Bill Harris would have been 98 this week and Bill was their guitarist and was he ever great. He was a jazz guitarist. In fact, when he first saw the clovers that auditioned for him in the early 50s, wanting to lure him in as a guitarist, he was about as unimpressed as a human being could get, but ultimately he went with it and was with a group from about 52 to about or about 15, maybe to about 58 when he left. And in remained in D.C. and studied at the Columbia school of music and taught music, wrote books on guitar technique, just a very accomplished guy, a lot of performing, a lot of recording. And it was concert promoter tube, sadly, died in D.C. in 1988, but Bill Harris. Yeah, it would have been 98 tomorrow. All right. So 888-876-5593 is 88, 88 Raleigh. And Floyd is in a tumble. Ah, we're going to Iowa. Iowa 80 even. All right, so Floyd. Yeah, real good. Cartoon, the Hannah barbaric cartoonish diploma as a kid. Johnny quest in the 1960s, 64 to 65. That curfew excellent animation. It's something that they spend a lot of money on. It wasn't like these cheap, quick, drama cartoons. This thing had almost real life answer. But the music is sort of that the opening and closing theme on that. And ran over the credits. That was I'm told that the composer made that so that the trombone is could not play those, they couldn't hit those notes. It was impossible for a human to do, and he wrote that intentionally because he was trying to flunk those actually couldn't get it. Now, they tried the best. That's good. Whatever that I can't, I can't recall the name of that composer. I can't pull his name. His name was hoyt hoyt curtain. Hoyt hoyt Kurtz curtain. He was the he was actually the primary musical director for all of Hannah barbera. And he did all their action adventure stuff. And I was hoyt curtain for sure. That was great. Now help me out with this one too. There's a I'm going to ask you another left of this, but this right here, this really knowledge, executive producer for ABC sports 1960 70s. He had a Montage of sporting events that came on, and I caught one just late at night, accidentally it had to be. Our local ABC affiliate, we only had three major networks in those days. ABC ran this Montage late and the music that went with that had lasted at least two minutes. That's a good long time for an air of commercial to get the people to watch ABC wild world of sports. The Montage showed that divers, if you can call that a sport, divers, boxing, gymnastics, formula racing that those Formula One cars sound like a turbulent or low flying jet when they go by not that NASCAR stuff. But do you think it sounds like a jet, they showed that. And the tune started out as base heavy when it started out, and there was a trumpet solar wind there. And there were strings in it. Whoever composed that and I can't find the name on that. I can't find anywhere on YouTube or on the screen. You're talking about television and sports and you got me there. I don't know. Oh, I'll tell you what, though, if you heard that. I'd love to, I'd love to hear it, but where would I hear it? That's what I can't find it. I've never heard it again. I just happen to be up late that night, maybe going 1130 going into midnight. It was the heir to the antenna TV in those days. It was going just going out and by going, I have not heard that since. They had that, go ahead. I was wondering whether, you know, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and his induction is online. Did they play it during that maybe? Yeah. Yeah. Because that's usually where you're going to hear that kind of stuff. You know, kind of a Montage type thing. So do you remember why it was on the air? To promote that program, ABC wide world sports. I'll tell you that when that show was on our sport, I would draw me that much. But I heard that too. That just, again, that that's what they used to advertise for a TV sports show. This was grand. This was great. And the same thing that Johnny quest and that opening scene is almost like many Goodman. Same thing, you know, the drum heavy opening to that. That started out with the Johnny quest and then the cartoon that was cartoon. But that didn't look like any other cartoon I'd ever seen as a kid. That looked like something in adult. And they didn't insult the children because it was major kids, but it made sure that kid could follow it along and like they're telling a story like a saga quest and what the name Johnny quest. Like it goes on in episodes. That show is great. And then I'm not talking about the one they brought back in the 90s. And there was more stuff at Hanna barbera that worked on multiple levels than you might imagine as far as adult humor. I mean, top cat was always my favorite. And Arnold Stang in that. And that absolutely was not a kitty cartoon though, of course it was. Say that again. Yeah, but so yeah, Bill Hannah and Joe barbaro had had a lot going on. No doubt about that. But maybe somebody who actually owns a television, well, I do now, courtesy of John, but I do but then. We'll have an idea about the thing you're talking about. But I know what you mean when you hear something in the past that you just can't find again. Like for me, speaking of Arnold Stang, he did a group of PSAs in the mid 60s for the president's council on fitness that were the funniest stamp PSAs ever. And I've never been able to find them. Now let me ask you about this one too. I'm not talking about the Doc 7s and before the NBC orchestra. So that's what Johnny Carson he had that show ran for and every time I cut off the band because the commercials are tomorrow they get started, you can hear that that band was good. Yeah. Orchestra. And then they'd go on at the you knew they were just getting the best there at the studio. We're just coming in on the very end of it. Occasionally he'd let us, they'd let him go with dark and the orchestra would get with cuddles. They let some tunes out. But that's very rare. Usually this is the guest that they had on the talk. Anyway, severson had the invasion orchestra. Once more with feeling, I think that was the title of it. It was also put out the CD. I think they might have had a vinyl kind of it. And they tune on there was, I think it was Duke Ellington, things ate what they used to be. Yeah, no, there was a lot of yeah, it was an album once more with feeling an album by him. And things and what they used to be was on it, Avalon. Honeysuckle rose was on that poor butterfly, body and soul. Well, can you play that things that what they used to be? And I know it's a long tune, but I'll tell you what. That started out. It starts out with the opening of that. Okay. And then as it goes on to which cut do you want me to play?
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"Two minutes of very, very smart use of two minutes. Here's the number you need 8 5 5 51 Bible that's 8 5 5 51 Bible 8 5 5 51 Bible. Then I don't know about you, but I am planning to scream and run. He's back on the market and radio show. What do you do when you enter into a contract? And the other party breaches it Willy nilly. What do you do? Look at stormy Daniels with the non disclosure agreement. She doesn't do a contract rise or wide open. She has legal counsel she signs. She violates. You think people should be held accountable if they violate a lawfully executed contract, mister producer? You think they should be legally punished when they violate a lawfully executed breach it. As a lawyer, I can tell you they should be. They can be, in most cases they are. Contract is a contract, a contract represents character and honor. When you enter into a contract. If you have no character and you have no honor, then you breach it. And that should be exposed. Just as it has been with stormy Daniels. I'm sure she's not the only porno star or actress who's preached contracts, all kinds of people. Do such a thing. You know, my Friends, we've talked a lot about the unholy alliance between the AARP, united health. And the radical Democrats in Washington, D.C., the ARP allegiance told Americans has come under increasing doubt. I mean, there now reportedly paid over a $1 billion a year in corporate royalties. The vast majority from united health. The ARP gets nearly 5% off the top. When many seniors pay their AARP united health Medicare policy premiums. So the more they sell the more they make, except the ARP is supposed to be a nonprofit. It's all supposed to be nonpartisan, but the Garner support for these so called inflation reduction act, they hosted dozens of events, almost exclusively benefiting vulnerable Democrats in the last election. The result, well, instead of Medicare drug savings from its passage, nearly $300 billion was diverted from Medicare by the Democrats to fund electric vehicle credits and ObamaCare subsidies benefiting united health. All spending unrelated to Medicare. Instead of advocating for their corporate partners, why doesn't the AARP hold big insurer and PBMs accountable around allegations of overcharging Medicare?
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"You have about two minutes to get into the cube and making Dion worker We're making Dion work today when we got to the phone lines one more time, Elena. How can I help you? Hi. Thank you for taking my call. I I have a house that I live in. And but I and I have $100,000 in cash only. I don't have an IRA. I don't have anything else except my home and this money Now my son lived in Vermont. He does not want to move to California because of health reasons. He can only work part time, so I want to buy him an investor home in Vermont. Should it be a second home or an investor home? And also, uh, will a modular home be a good investment or a a regular home? He's not a big fixer upper he can do because medic is off. Right. Great. Thanks. Great questions. Um, so I guess my first comment is going to be, um depending on the state, depending on the lender. Um, they're going to dictate to you whether or not you're gonna be able to do it as a second home or an investment property. My gut is that from what you're you're sharing with me. You will need the income from an investor. As buying it as an investment and California rules are a little bit tired than the rest of the nation. Because the home prices you can you'll probably be able to, um by an investment home or a second home for as little as 20% down. Uh, so I think that's that's certainly possible. What you don't want to do is say it's a second home when it's really an investment home. But since it's your if you're buying it with your son, you can buy it as a non occupant Khobar were you'll get credit for his income. So you you should be able to accomplish that. That that that strategy um you just have to be transparent with the lender of what your goals are. I'm not licensed in Vermont. But the rules are are pretty much the same nationwide because everyone underwrites the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Modular homes. Meaning is it a mobile home on a permanent foundation? Or is it on purely modular? If it's on the foundation and its like out in the boonies, because that's why it's only 119,000. Yeah, I'm trying to keep it under a certain amount that there are some older homes. Also that our regular homes and not modular, some wondering if I should keep on the hunt for he should keep looking for those Well over there have been times in the in the marketplace where getting a loan on a stick Pick a stick built house is easier than a a modular home. The fact that you're the home is on a permanent foundation makes it a little bit easier. But you don't have the universe of of lenders out there like you would if it was a stick built home, meaning, you know it's foundation made of wood, and it's permanently affixed to the Foundation, as opposed to being dropped on it. Um again, it's going to be a every lenders a little bit different. Um, they're going to underwrite to Fannie, Freddie, you may have to pay a premium. I e, a higher interest rate for the modular home. Oh, I don't necessarily know if I have an opinion one way or the other because there's certainly a lot of benefits to the modular homes. Um And when I When you say modular, I'm thinking mobile home, you little single, wider, double wide homes. But you know, there's a lot of great certainly here in the Bay Area. We've got blue homes. There are some great manufacturers of homes that get built together. It's just going to depend on the marketplace. You know, interest rates have gone up again. You're gonna might. You might see more flexibility on the part of the lenders as to what they're willing to do. It's going to be a, um, a give and take of it and then, But what I would encourage you to do is your son's going out looking at property. You guys need to get pre approved. Pre qualified to find out what your limitations are. There's the conventional route, and then there are those I want to. I'll call it because they're unfamiliar with it. The subprime market place the alternative marketplace where you may pay a higher interest rate, But you're going to have an easier time of qualifying. So knowing nothing about your financial situation based on you know, in terms of income. And what were the Villagers going to view? Uh, as what your qualifying numbers are that would start getting that part of the equation together because with your son only working part time, I'm assuming you have somewhat of a limited income you also have at Sense and reliability is here in California. The lender is going to take all that consideration and look at it, But there's going to be lenders out there for you. There's going to be private lenders we're going to be willing to make alone. Unlike the old days when rates are so low, No one wanted to really make loans. They slow things down. Because when you're lending that 3.5% cost of running a business is 3.5%. There was no incentive for them to lend. It made more having the money on in reserve getting paid by the Federal Reserve and it will actually make loans. So one of the chat hidden secrets of what was going on behind the scenes but great questions If you need advice, As you know, I'm a mortgage broker, real estate broker. I can give you some guidance. Unfortunately, I'm not license to speak to those particular areas of the country. But I do wish you the best luck. Great question. This is another example of of being creative. Whether it's a child or grandchild, Non non occupant co borrowers a great way to help your your your loved ones get a foreign in in the ground, so to speak. We have Finite universe, a finite planet I should say, and we are growing as a population base. Real estate will always be in demand. There's better times and worst times to buy real estate. But it's about being prepared and being prepared is Knowing the marketplace and what you want to buy in and then knowing what your financials look like for a lender very important that you get yourself preapproved and find out what your options are, because there will be some options. You may not like them or may motivate you to aspire to get your financial house in order in order to take advantage of the very best rates when we go to the phone.
"two minute" Discussed on Vote-Voiced Podcast
"More common than you think you're not alone in worrying about speaking in public, many, many people experience stage fright. When they had to give a speech, many of us take the fear of public speaking, as being a weakness, and we go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Many people will not give birth and give their statement. It's only two minutes long, they use a timer. It is a very welcoming atmosphere. There's too many people. There is very organized and you can do it. And I'm going to talk to you today about the things that you need to think about when you're writing your two minutes and you're gonna get up there and you're going to present to deep redistricting Commission. Now the sense of nervous has nervousness is caused by a phone number. In Russia, the hormone adrenaline into the nervous system. Now this causes a flight of a fight or flight reaction and this reaction stage basically is when we are confronted with a threatening situation such as an automobile, swerving in front of us, the adrenalin rush stimulates our psychological reactions. Now when we speak we can use what Nature has given us to our advantage. Nerves are good if we learn to control them and adrenaline helps us to perform better and it is our body's own natural stimulant and and we need to start by recognizing that the nervous system. We we feel as we address a group of people walk or stand in front of the commission, is a form of positive energy and being nervous is good as it shows that you really care about getting your message across and yep, Value your credibility and what you want to sound and look good to your audience. I want you to remember that. Most people rank public speaking as their number one fear people. Make a lot of excuses to avoid speaking in public and speaking creates an adrenaline rush and you can harness the sacrilege and make it work for you. Now, it is not shameful to feel anxious about public speaking and I'm going to give you some tips before we dive into Iraq, what we need to address when we're writing, our two minutes to stand before the commission, and we really need to use our voices back and let the commission know that as citizens of Michigan as voters, we.
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"Up in just two minutes standby back to the wet roads right now. 12, 33 traffic and weather together. The super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic of the three is a pretty tough day. Rob. How's it going on the expressway? Well, yeah, It certainly is teenage. It's been busy now We know it's a holiday weekend and with the rain, it's really not helping things that all the expressway both ways it about a 15 minute drive time. Between Boston and Braintree. We've got some North bound pockets from the gas tank and seven Hill gets heavier from massive up to the O'Neill Tunnel South found slow with the gas tank and then again from just after East Milton down to the split, Ruth, three South is jammed right out of the brain Freeze split. There's the left lane broken down pickup truck before Union Street. Then after that, you're slow the lane. Drop it. Derby Street, three North is tough from Hanover up towards hang him and keep in mind in Marshfield. We've got the closure of 1 39 Plane Street shut down between Furnace Street and Ruth free and it's going to be that way for a while. So all that extra volumes going over on Route three. A. Near the fairground, Syrian Marshfield, that's gonna be a mess there. You know, we're just getting word now of the crash on the born bridge. Now this looks like it's getting on Cape 25 east at the born bridge. I'm not seeing any traffic moving right now. Getting on Cape. It looks like traffic is slowly going off Cape. It looks like it's right at the top of the born bridge. Looks like fire is trying to get to the scene, so that's gonna be a mess of the border bridge. We'll keep you updated on that. The pike West is slow out through Milbury and we've got about a three mile backup on 95 getting up to the Hampton Tolls in New Hampshire. Rob Tackler WBZ is traffic on the threes. Thank you very much. Rob. Cloudy, windy and pretty chilly today with some rain and drizzle HINA mid fifties by feels more like the forties. More rain on the way Tonight we're headed down to about 48..
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"The four topics you just mentioned in the last two minutes. Can we please stay on topic? We're talking about Mark Cuban. We're talking about race relations. The reason why Joe Biden was mentioned was specifically about the issue we're talking about. Which is the relationship between law enforcement. Okay and minorities now? No, you brought up the fact that's what I thought up real that reveal the Republicans are attacking Joe Biden. For saying he's going to defund the police when he's not actually going to. Well, he's not defunding the police and we don't know what he's gonna do. Okay, but I'm bad. But I have an example of one department 11 Major department that he is different. Okay, So you want to bring it up again in a few is no problem de funding. Not true. I don't know how you make that correlation as much for problems with the police completely to two completely apples to oranges. Two completely different subject has nothing to do with law enforcement. By the way, we do know what job I was gonna do, because you put it in his policy plan, which is Not be funding the police. He's reality. I'll say it again reallocating funds from certain police departments to others to help with the training of police office that will improve. Hopefully the relationship between law enforcement And minorities, which has absolutely nothing to do with Cove. It nothing to do with farmland and nothing to do with climate change. Seven. Oh, 2257539 seconds. Go to Chad. Chad is next on the Vegas Take What's up, Chad? What's going on, Ted? Hey, guys. Good morning. Great Show is always had a point about the national anthem. But now JD has me confused. Are you Don't be confused If you have some magic mushrooms for breakfast this morning, or what of it? No, I'm kidding. Uh, listen, why do we have to play the national anthem before sporting against any right? The sergeant, you had a couple of collars go made a terrific point. They started this in the 19 fifties. The red scare the exact same time that they inserted the two words under God into the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't understand why, before a sporting event of any type, we have to play the national anthem. What's the point of it? Let me let me just start by saying this The song you know about about on the war in 18 12 and the first documented time that this was actually played. At an American sporting event was a baseball game back in 18 62. Now it wasn't being played consistently like it is now A Zafar is why it's played. Well, I don't know. I mean, there's a lot of things that happen in society and you ask yourself why, you know why are there stoplights in an area in town where nobody drives? Why isn't there just to stop sign? You know that? Why? Why you're stop lights on. And why am I sitting at a red light at three o'clock in the morning on the street that nobody. I mean, the point I'm trying to make is there's a lot of things that people do. And they've been doing it for years, and they don't change them. And I don't have all the answers, sir. That's I guess that's what I'm trying to say. Well, you have to tell me, sir, as my daddy's name, I understand your point. But the stop sign is because occasionally somebody's gonna blast through there. Obviously, obviously, I'm just saying there are stoplights in certain areas where there should be a stop sign instead. And I know I was out of light. I'm just giving this as an example. I was at a red light at three o'clock in the morning over the weekend in an area I was stopped for 45 seconds. There is nobody on the roads. But look the point. I'm trying to make his people have been doing things in society for a very, very long, long time. Sometimes you don't know why Sometimes they don't make any sense, but they don't change and I don't know why. You know that way. Play it before every sporting event, but they do and I just want to give people a choice. Chad, that's all. I'm a Cuban. One Last point if I may. Uh, Since when do we have to put rules like that in place in a private business? Because last time I checked on NBA team was a private business so many years in the league. Chad, You're right. It is a private business and the MBA, they have say over Mark Cuban. Mark owns a team within that business. But the NBA commissioner has final say, and what Mark Cuban and his players can or can't do. Franchise rules. That makes sense. Thank you. Thank you, Chad. I I appreciate the call my friend. Thank you very much. Let's go toe. Just go to Dale. Dale is next on the national anthem reminds Americans that we are all together as Americans. We're not. We're certain we're not. We're not just white. We're not just black or not just Hispanic. We're not just Asian. We are American citizens, and we need to stop identifying ourselves as the color of our skin followed by American. I think that's why I'm Caucasian American. You're you're You're African American. You're Asian American. You're Hispanic American know we are all American citizens. I think that's it and playing the national anthem. Ads. What? It's Patriot doesn't one but two. It reminds us that we're all we're all technically part of the same team. As Americans. Okay, so I'll respond to that real quickly and then we'll take some more florals. Clearly, when you look at the divide in this country and the way certain people are treated financially, the way minorities are being paid, compared to white people, the those who own fortune 500 companies when you look at our justice system and how somebody who was black could go to jail for a certain amount of time for the same crime three or four times longer than somebody who was white. For the same thing. It's very easy to say from our perspective. That we are all on the same team and we are all in this together. But when you look at actual racial divide and the way certain people are treated in this country, that's why they think differently than somebody like you. Let's go to Dale. Dale, you're next. What's going on? What's up, Dale? Hey, guys, What's up? Go ahead. Tell about the whole mark. Cuban thing. Uh and all I feel like I'm wishy washy about it like because you guys are making points that there's like no necessary reason for us actually played the national anthem. But the whole.
"two minute" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Two minutes away from the chief's back in the Super Bowl. 38 24 Kansas City over Buffalo. Patrick Mahomes. Masterful. 325 yards, three touchdowns, toe lead Casey on it. He's a great player, and he has great players around him. Travis Kelsey had a huge night. Tyree Kill was came up Big You know just what a cast. What is the point cast, but it all starts with Patrick Jones. Homes in victory formation takes any Buffalo can not stop the clock. And the homes is urging the fans that are in attendance here in Arrowhead to get on their feet, and they do. No, it's not a sea of red. It's like a pond. But it's allowed palm all things considered. I mean, where this season started with covert pandemic, and then the fact that the NFL on its players coaches have gotten through. We're gonna have a Super Bowl two weeks pretty amazing, remarkable. The homes under center. Takes me We're down to a minute 14 left. And now the bills. Exchanging embraces along the sideline. Their season will come to an end. What a breakthrough year It was for Buffalo 13 and three in the regular season one a couple of playoff games, but they're year ends in Kansas City for Andy Reid. A guy that was oh, so close with Philadelphia now. Everything is clicking his creativity all the right pieces in place in Kansas City. His team just looks like a juggernaut 14 and two on the season. They're down the homes takes a knee and that is it. The Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl. The road to repeat for Kansas City will run through Tampa. The matchup is set. For Super Bowl 55. It's the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. Kansas City is trying to run it back. And they get it done in the NFC.
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"Down the four down the three sports in the paint dishes off the dry a horn in the way of his up in good that drives a drama dish that time my shorts that Tommy family opened man on the bus score first in Seattle. Good patients there by the bus. The shot clock was under five, but they kept moving It 90 seconds expired here in the first half, is Washington attacks for court. Right Bay up top hands off Aquatic Greentown Westbound Lane kicked that left side firing a three shot won't go rebound yanked away the week's time play of invaluable past. McKinley pushes up court right the left in the quarter. Eli Boys by the defenders. Short quarter pulls up from 16 am a jumper is helping Goodbye, Eli Park. A boy. That's a part of his game. That is improved tenfold from a year ago. Yeah, I never thought he would become a good shooter, but he has great percentage is this year? I mean, just to stop in pop guy Doesn't really hunters shot takes What is their common one? Stop for nothing. Two minutes. Combine on the right side. Stevenson with a basketball drives against McKinley cut off the baseline hook past cross court intended for bay. That was a dangerous long, high degree of difficulty. It was deflected away by Eli all about stays with Washington busted a good job of keeping nice side of the ball. Never lose an eye sight of that vision of the ball, old man. Right there, ball, you, man! Bull! You, man. You stay between No, Your man is there where the ball is What a great of the inn best shock like a seven crosses over down the paint. Kick out. Bait. Touch pass high in the left side. Hamir Right gives up the green left side for three fires and Mrs Office of Rebounding Side by Robert's kick out Stevenson right side for three fires and misses rebound tipped in the air. Another offensive rebound, right gets it back out Top Stevenson Good ball movement fires. The three shot halfway down, missed it and everybody's got the rebound and a reach in foul called against Nate Roberts. There was no reason to do that, with the rebound by batty. And from behind Roberts on a A reach him knocks it away. The shooting numbers this season by Washington are horrendous. They're last in the Pac 12 and field goal shooting at 40%..
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"Talking about saving someone or something's life. I started with Story that rock found about a guy choking on a united Airlines. Flight number one show. He was dying. He what he was. Was he talking? No, No, I think you're just dying, dying covered 19 and some other stuff so skied. Did CPR on him for 45 minutes. And for his efforts, United Airlines gave him a measly $200 gift card did not give carb traveled culture which, basically I don't even know if you can fly from here to Lexington for 200 bucks. Make it the date that's about about it. D J Thanks for holding buddy. What do you have there playing story that I had, but Girlfriend and I were flying from Oregon. Cincinnati where to go to Minnesota. And naturally, you know, they land yet one into the airports were running like crazy to get to the other end. And the guy said, are you so? And so? Yep. He said, Man, The baggage is loaded. We just closed the door. We can't Let you on. So I walk over to the window. And I look at and they're still loading baggage. So I told the guys that come here. I said, is that the baggage it's all loaded, he said. They told me it was loaded. And he said, I'm gonna get you on that plane. So they opened the door. They had two seats, not together. But we were not the most popular people on that plane. But we got to send to net, Ugo. Thank you, ladies, take off a little bit. That was that happened to me. One time. My me and my brother in law were flying down to Sarasota. And It was the same deal. We only had X amount of time to get to our get to our plane. And he had Checked. You know, he had to carry on and he had checked his carry on. Over. They made him pink. Tag it and stick it onto the plane there. What He had to wait on that. I'm like, I gotta go. I'm gonna leave. I'll have them hold the door for he was let go. So I sprinted as fast as I could. And I got there and she was like, Well, you think you just got here? We were just getting ready to close the door. I said, Well, listen, my brother in law is coming and he is literally Two minutes behind me, and just you know, if you could just the weight she goes. No, we can't wait. Really? Yeah. You got on a plane without him, right? Yeah. You know, I was like, Well, I don't know what to do. Oh, there's no point David to stay back with the leave No man behind, But there's no point in both ended up sitting at the bar. It's been $4000 on beers. That is the worst. Come on to me exactly. A junior in Cleaves. Thanks for holding buddy. What do you have? You guys got me hungry talking about them? What castles Right here, you man. I'm I'm ready. I was working out in my front yard and the guy in the Mercedes come down the street and hit the Labor lady's cat. I want out there and picked it up. In the guy. He turned around and come back. And he was all apologetic and just kept saying I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I couldn't even get a chance to tell him. What in my cat. Any pulses $50 bill out of his pocket and hands it to me and says here. I hope this help and he gets off. I could see that one coming. I didn't see eye coming it all you got to warn me. But Uh, any anything like that ever happen to you? Because I was trying to think and I well, animal, it would save it saving somebody's life. I mean, your wife saved the neighbors. They were dog and I save my sister. Um Ran over my sister's cap. It didn't live, so it's not a good story. Uh, yeah, I don't. Uh, I was driving down the street and And you know, the squirrels are always dark now not, you know, God, crazy and stuff. Well, one of them I mean, literally ran under the wheel of my car. And you didn't. I could see it in the rear room here, and he's kind of like a little in a little while. Just kind of doing the curly shuffle on the street behind me. And Dad was like What? We need to go back there and help that thing. I'm like I'm a get out of cardio. Hold a damn squirrel. Yeah. What's wrong with you? What about you, Nick and Madisonville? What He got, guys? How we doing on the boys? Yeah. Good man. Okay, first date with this absolutely beautiful girl that I met in the lighthouse and collected so go to a place called talk of the town. It was not around anymore, but really nice restaurant. And there's this guy a table over just he and his wife and he's really, really enjoying a steak. And I'm kind of snickering and he seemed kind of lukewarm about the date and so small talk and very superficial. So this guy starts to choke. He gets up and he I mean, like you said, doing the curly cell phone, so I go over there, not getting behind a couple times. In a hunka Griffith port of comes out. Yeah, I get a standing ovation. This guy pay for my meal in this girl's like, Oh, my God. How did you learn to do that? I said, Well, I've had some training. Um, Needless to say she was more impressed. And Nick had a pretty good night. But the kicker is, um, who Uh, What public leaving for a scholarship at the University of Tennessee. And I was 17 head of fake idea. Well, yeah, pretty pretty good time. Thanks. Stick man. Okay, guys, sell it. Right, Linda. How about you? What's your story? Um, listen, uh.
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"Two minutes. 700 wlw. Following news. We have these People who tend to live in an alternate reality. Reclaiming somehow that the police kind of her hands off on Demonstrators and insurgents and rioters on Wednesday due to white privilege. Which means someone paid no attention to the police response to the rights that went on. Largely all summer long in this country, including right here in town. Where For the most part, everybody who was rounded up and arrested was eventually let go with no charges filed whatsoever. Many cities. The rights were allowed to continue for night after night and week after week and In the case of Portland. There's still going on ever since last summer. It's been the lack of police crackdown in those situations. That might have led some people to believe that to be a lack of a crackdown in this situation, and they're wasps. And I think in large measure this time because they were outnumbered, but this whole idea stop it. Anyway, that more following news Meanwhile, Dick and Dayton Yes, Dick real quick, Donna. Much time. What do you have A good morning bike. Are you, Dexter? Thank you. But my two cents worth in. Do you take that Pelosi is going on. Get her Democrats to get President Trump out in nine days. I hope not. No, it's not gonna happen, Dick. Don't worry about it. Okay. All right. All right. I guess you sleep. Stay perfect, then. Okay. You do that, Please. Thank you very much. All right. Audio's so long, so long. Got to congratulate him on his Browns. Dick would call here and root for the Bangles, and he calls the Cleveland talk shows and tells him how much he's a Browns fan. I don't know that he calls Pittsburgh and says the Steelers fan or not. By this good man. Right, say 30. We got news into the picture news radio 700 wlw news, Traffic.
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"And within two minutes you were in handcuffs and being let out. One person was killed during the altercation at the capital. So far, police say more than 50 people have been arrested. Congressional Democrats from the New York and New Jersey region are blaming President Trump and Republican leaders. We're encouraging the mob attack on the Capitol building yesterday. Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone represents parts of central New Jersey is the direct result. Of there. Reaching that these people should try toe overturn the election, and it's outrageous. And then they own this. Pro Trump insurrectionists stormed the capital after months of the president and Republican elected officials falsely claiming there was widespread election fraud. Police evacuated lawmakers and later secured the building. Three local Republican House members Lee Zeldin, Nicole Malia Talk Asses and Jeff van Drew objected to the election results. They also said they condemned the violence at the Capitol. Governor, Cuomo has deployed 1000 members of New York's National Guard to Washington, D. C. D. C. To help quote the peaceful transition of presidential power. The troops will be sent to the nation's capital for up to two weeks at the request of U. S. National Guard officials. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is also sending 50 state troopers. And New Jersey is opening up covert vaccinations to police and firefighters expanding eligibility beyond health care workers and nursing home residents. Governor Phil Murphy says first responders have put their lives at risk. Route, the pandemic. They've been the ones who have had to deal with the knuckleheads on, including its super spreader events. New Jersey has created a website for residents to sign up for vaccinations. In its first day, some 450,000 people registered causing the site to crash. But Murphy says that was too weak to be expected. Website will automatically notify those who register.
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"It's the UK health care. John Calipari shows we roll into the second half coming up at the top of the hour Amenities stations. It's BB and radio with their and Hedrick, UK football wide receivers Coach Bamboo Night will join him and then the debut the Kyra L. C show at 7 30 Eastern time as the women have knocked off back to back ranked opponents, Cal. I don't know if you got to see any of their wind yesterday, but Ryan Howard played a little Can you top this with Dante Allen? She got 33. She was in the gym today. She probably expected me to go over and hunger. But, you know, I'm just to be honest. I'm trying to stay away from everything are The protocols have been so good. I'm watching and I'm so happy for the women and I was talking to somebody about Matthew Mitchell, who, you know, just a great guy who I missed. But coach is doing a great job. And those girls have you know they're women who are coming together and I just couldn't be more happy for him. But she was. She was in the gym today with us. She's always hung around with us question from Chris on social media To get you to talk about the reaction on the bench is Dante was hitting those shots for those guys that you said Bruiser went with six guys down the stretch, but the guys on the bench we're going crazy for Dante. And they did the same thing against transit. I mean, it was the same exact and I told them I said, you know, guys. That talks about what type of person you are. You knew that was gonna help us win and you want him to have success? They poured water on him like it was champagne after. I mean, we got a good group. This has been hard on these kids and I have to make sure Uh, you know, in in Be about them. And, um, you know, this is this is one of those ones that what I'm learning about myself. Not just as a coach is a man. Going through these struggles going through this quote, crisis. How do I deal? How do I leave? What do I do? And to make sure that I stay on point with them. Let me let me give you this, Um We grade. Game. My possessions so as a staff We go through the tape possession. My possession. We graded a B C, d E or A B C D E F Great. You get one. Um, if you perfect execution in a basket you get today. If you break down You don't do your job defensively and may scorch enough. If you don't do your job, and they don't score you probably getting a C or D. If you do everything perfect, but they score you get a B. We go through the whole game possession by possession. Degraded Now what you found out. We graded pretty good in the first half. And you know we were fine. But with two minutes to go. And when those those overtimes That grating. We only had Re breakdowns in 12 minutes. That's why you want And it took double overtime. Think if we had thinking of Devon didn't chase down that big kid, and he makes that basket. Would probably lose. Or he doesn't dive on the floor in the boulders squirt out. It's our ball, and they don't make a three How's your effort? Put again the execution of what we were doing. Really showed through their their spirit. Toe win. Did you imagine? They played to win with all the stuff circling. Like to put dirt on the on the casket. These kids. Just said no. We're playing to win verses. Playing. Not to lose, You know, it's kind of like football. Prevent defense. What? What is it Prevent Tom prevents swimming is the old saying Yeah, In the same when you play that way, you just want the clock to run out. Just trying to get you playing not to lose. Well, you know, historically, our teams how we play and how we fight and we're getting closer, but I'm telling you this game coming up against Vandy. They're going to take 30 threes. Now what do I usually say? It would teams do that, Tom. They hit about 18 years, pat him on the back and See you next time, right? Yes, Ze if they're willing to take 30 to 35 threes Then you gotta make sure you got hands up. You've got to make sure that they're contested. You're gonna make sure long rebounds or yours. And let me remind our fans of this In the last five or six years. Three different coaches now. Andy has had double digit leads on us in the first half. And our fans will this back on saying whoever is going to this gig to borrow, Don't sit. Please stand and will us Just keep with these kids because you know what, then these playing Like it's a Super Bowl, and they come out every time we play them, their execution and their shot. Making ability in the first half is like nothing. They made eight threes. Last year We were down 14 at Vandy, Do you remember? Oh, yeah. And all because in and then all of a sudden the pressure the will to win the competitive spirit all the sudden we take over that game. But I'll tell you, they're playing, Um, Scotty's kid. Buddy Pippen. His son is averaging over 20 a game playing smart. They're doing good stuff defensively that makes them different. So with it being a quick turn With the Navy experienced team like ours. You can't give him too much, but you got to say, guys, Here's the differences of what they do, but they're good. They played good teams. They played well and it's gonna be a really hard game for us. Couple collar standing by the Clarks publish up phone line will get to those When we come right back. You.