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A highlight from The Cause of Conversion
"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.
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"Can't ignore that, especially if they're four by four voters that voted in the last four primaries and generals, you can't just tell them, oh, yeah, whatever, bro, like this stuff matters when you reach out to the office and say, hey, we're going to be watching this vote. We are in there. No, it matters. It matters a lot. And when people reach out, they should be as specific as possible, whether they want to mention particular names or perhaps even more importantly, if they just want to mention particular strategies or policies that they would want in a leader in one chamber or another. Among other things, they should get someone who's willing to commit never to use the sort of threat of a shutdown, which they themselves have contrived to force people to vote for a spending bill that they haven't had the opportunity to read, debate, amend, and improve. They should never, ever do that. And to that end, that they will go out of their way to use their power to set the calendar in the house to make sure that there is adequate time to go through the spending bills one by one, category by category throughout the year, so that we're not stuck at the end of the fiscal year in a panic mode again, a panic mode that's been deliberately gated for this very purpose to empower the firm. That's the kind of leader we need. There are people out there who I think fit that bill. Members of Congress in both houses need to hear from their walk. Good folks. You heard it from the man himself. He lives this every day. This stuff matters. Constituent contacts matter. Please. I'm begging you as your friend. I love you all. get Please it done. Senator, last question, but this is the most important one. So I've been trying to explain to the audience I was earlier in the show that the reason the budgeting process is broken is because it works for lobbyists. Lobbyists support candidates. They the give money. If you're in a small media market, lobbyists donates $25 ,000 through a couple of friends of his puts and then a pack together for another 25, you can change your whole election. You can win a congressional seat in South Dakota for probably a quarter million dollars. Small media market, it's not that expensive. These lobbyists are powerful. They come in, they've got a list of goodies they want too. It's the way that, unfortunately, the DC works. I wish it were different. But the omnibus process they're where not doing what you just said. They're not going through line by line throughout the year and saying, no, this doesn't work. That doesn't work. They're something getting jammed down their throat at midnight with five hours to read 7 ,000 pages. The omnibus stuff has been going on for decades because it works for the lobbyists and the connected few. And it doesn't work for the People, people. you see it from the inside. Is anything I said there inaccurate? All of it's accurate. This zone, the zone you just described, is where corruption lives and breathes. It's It's where it breeds and reproduces. And even if it's not corruption of the cognizable under the law, it is nonetheless something that corrupts the process. It has a corrupting influence on our constitutional order. You disenfranchise hundreds of millions of Americans when you allow the firm. And if you want to know what I mean by the firm, I explain all this at my Twitter presence at Based Mike Lee. At Based Mike Lee explains in great detail how the firm operates and how this in turn leads to that form of corruption. It must be stopped and the only way to stop the firm and this corrupting process that it perpetuates is for members to vote and insofar as their legislative party leaders in their respective chambers of Congress are perpetuating the problem with the they need to be replaced. Folks, if you're not following the Based Mike Lee Twitter account, you don't know what you're missing. It's a classic. I found it myself about a year ago and it is a deep inside dive on all of the disgusting swamp. Oh, sorry, that's that emergency test. But this is what happened on here. Yes, you know, it's just I know, I know. I was just talking about that. It just happened on my phone live on the air. But follow him at at Based Mike Lee. And Senator, I just want to thank you again for, you know, I've known you for a long time, over a decade. And you're one of the few good guys up there. And we wanted to have you on because I know you tell all of the people out straight there what's really going on. You're welcome back anytime. So thanks for your time today. Thanks so much, Dan. You got it. Sorry about that, folks. That was literally the emergency alert test happening on the air. I was two minutes early. It was supposed to happen during the break. My buddy Tim, who messaged me on Facebook all the time, he's like, dude, it just happened. It was supposed to be 220. Kind of scared the hell out of me a little bit. Did you catch that, Jim? You know, I never get thrown off on the air. We did a show over cell phone on the air. And I was like, what the hell is that? Someone invading my house or something? Crazy. I love that. That got off. All right. Send me your Facebook messages when you contact your congressman. We got a whole bunch. Tim, Charlene, on all of you. So happy you're doing it. Contact your congressman. If you have a preference, Scalise or Jordan, let them know. Keep the Gates McCarthy stuff out of it. It's just going to pollute the email. And as Mike Lee said, tell them what you're looking for. Spending control, normal budgeting. Be very specific in your emails. Folks, can take we this country back. You're the leaders you've been waiting for. It's ours. It's not theirs. They work by consent and they govern. 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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. All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself, thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guest today is Andrew Smith, Andrew is the founder of Versatus Labs, building out the most versatile DevEx in Web3. Welcome to the show Andrew. Thanks for having me Andy. It is a pleasure, let's do what we do at the beginning of the show Andrew, it would be great if you could please introduce yourself. I'd love to hear a little bit about your, I guess, personal and professional backstory, what you've been doing that has led you to founding Versatus Labs. Yeah, absolutely. So I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, which is where I now reside again. I did do a stint in Denver, Colorado and an extended stint in Los Angeles. 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.
Fresh "Two Minutes" from The Dan Bongino Show
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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.
Fresh update on "two minutes" discussed on Lets Be Frank Podcast - Men's Mental Health
"No, we don't like each other, not one bit. It's absolutely brilliant that George has took the time out to discuss some stuff that's happened in the past week, but obviously we're here about mental health as well. But yeah, George, I am absolutely humbled that you're here, the huge Hollywood actor that you are. Yes, so welcome. Thank you for having me, lads. Thank you. Happy to be here. It's nice to see you again, Ryan. It's been a while. It certainly has, hasn't it? You know, it was out of the blue that I dropped you a message the other day, but it was just... Yeah, that dick pic was disgusting. And tiny. Just a zoom. Mate, come on. This is a family show. No, it's not. No, it's not. No, it's not. Yeah, a few times, isn't it? What? Why is this? Right, so I said on that episode the other week, did I say it on that episode with Phil being the week where I did a bit of stand-up comedy and stuff? You know, I did a lot of comedy, we worked out it once on George and stuff, but we did a few comedy writing sessions together. You know, and his jokes were as funny as they were then, not very. Get him, mate. Shots fired, shots fired. Let's go. That was only about two minutes, shit. You're glad this is over Zoom, because I would so be whacking you right now. You tiny cock. It's one of them comedy scenes, isn't it, in The Simpsons, where the clown actor is trying to be funny, but he's not. Yeah, but then you fucked off, so we all got funny. He's winning, mate. Bring it, mate, bring it. Let's go. Well, George, tell us about you. I want to know about you outside of the acting and the comedy. Who is George Coppin? Well, I'm a very sociable person. I love nothing more than going out with my mates. I've actually been with them today, all day. I like going out just to the pub on a Friday, Saturday night, you know, having a few drinks. That's always been me, a very confident, very sociable person. I never let anything, especially my height, get in the way. All the time I use it to my advantage, especially my comedy and with my acting, with how I act with people. Because I know, no matter what job I'm in, no matter what I do or say, I'm going to go outside and get stared at by a kid. I'm going to get pointed at. There's nothing I can physically do to change that. So I've just got to own it and ride with it. I'm one of those people who don't notice it. So, for example, my sister, because my whole family is dwarfs, you see. My sister, when she goes out in public, she'll notice everyone staring, everyone pointing, every single word said. Whereas me, it's just brought off my back, you know. My mates have said to me, I've got to hear what that idiot just said to you. I'd be like, you know, what did he say? Well, it just washed it over me. Do you have anyone that, with a quick one on that, like, so with me and my kids, I like to kind of educate them. So have you had any families come up to you and just try and explain to their kids, you know, what dwarfism is or ask you questions? Or is it kind of just a point and shoot sort of thing? Because obviously my kids haven't met someone with dwarfism. But I'd like to think in that opportunity, I'd be able to take my kids up and go, you know, I do apologize, but can you explain it to them? So they can learn and then they're not growing up with that, like, oh, let's just point and laugh. Because it's not nice. It's not respectful. It's not human. Do you know what I mean? Like, just be nice and curious. And if you don't know about it. Well, most of the time it's in, like, cues.
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.
Fresh update on "two minutes" discussed on She Podcasts
"Yes. Yeah. I've only, but, but I've done this before, so I don't, you know what I mean? That there's like this really weird thing with it. And also when I do cleanses and things like that, it's even more strict. It's more like you're cleansing yourself. This is what you're doing. And then with this thing is you can have sodas, you can have coffee, you can have sugar, you can have jello, you can have like all these drinks that are super not okay in my life, but it's trying to help you get rid of the thing. No, it's not trying to help you get rid of the thing. It's just speaking to the lowest common denominator of people. Yeah, that's all. So I did think of something worse than colonoscopy prep and that is what's called a barium swallow. Have you ever done a barium swallow? I don't even know what that is. You have to drink. It's similar to the colonoscopy prep only instead of what you're drinking, it's barium. It is a mineral mixed with water that tastes like fucking nickels and you have to gulp it within a certain period of time before they can look in. Like I think this is for infertility or checking on the baby if you are high risk, have diabetes or over a certain weight or age of which I checked every box. So I had to do the barium swallow. I cannot remember if it was pre or post pregnancy, but what I do remember is that I walked out of the waiting room twice because I could not do it without barfing. And so I left and then rescheduled it and came back and then left again. I had to be pregnant. I left and then I came back again. And then finally Scott was like, we're going, you're doing it. I'm like, I don't think I can, no, no, I, I'm just going to skip this to whatever they need to know. I don't want to know it. I don't want to know it anymore. Like don't make me, don't make me do it. It was like, have you ever had like, remember those little zinc echinacea drops that you would put to not get sick? It was like that, but liquid, liquid form. I'm gagging just thinking about it. It's disgusting. But you do that. You are the gagger person. Like I'm not the gagger person. But I mean the colonoscopy prep is uncomfortable, but yeah, that one I'd rather be uncomfortable in the way you're uncomfortable than gag and not be able to eat something. This is true. I mean, like I can busy myself in the bathroom. Like I can remain on board and there for a long period of time. But when you're barfing and gagging, it's not, not going to happen for me. This is not good. All I can tell you is that they gave me like a little stool softener thing. I like, this is the way we open up the 400th episode people. We are talking about all kinds of ways to go poop. But anyway, but here's where I was surprised. They gave me the medicine, right? And you're supposed to put a cap full and put it in water and drink it. But I'm so surprised at the fact that you put it in water and it disappears. It looks like water. It looks like water. It doesn't taste like anything. You drink the thing and it tastes like nothing. So I was like, this is interesting. It literally dissolves. Oh, see, look, Ms. Jasmine says she did it because of IBS issues. So then like she knows what you went through. She got through it. And she's talking about you, not me. Me? Yeah. Oh, Jasmine, are you saying you did the barium swallow or are you saying you did the colonoscopy prep? Cause I'm saying, I don't know a lot of people that have had to do a barium swallow, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. It just means I don't talk about it a lot. Also it's probably because it's probably not the best conversation to be having on our 400th episode. So anybody, anyway, let's go. Let's go to a happy place to having, mind you, we have had, Oh, you know, this is when I wish we had like all kinds of fantastic like production team stuff happening behind the scenes. Cause after all for sure in the past 400 episodes talked about poop and then we, we pause right there and then we have all the inserts of us talking about poop and poop adjacent conversations for the past 400 episodes. I don't know that it's worth. No, I know what I'm saying. We're not going to be doing that for sure. But yeah, Ms. Jasmine says both at different times. So this is good that it was a different times. So yes, it was good. So yeah, she and I didn't really pull together anything for you. I did pull the clip of our very first, like introduction and episode. Like I pulled like two minutes if you want to hear it. I don't know if I push play, like will it even play or do I have to like share my screen and play? You have to there. Well, you can give it a go, but you need to have an audio ad in there. And I think that you can do it in, in what do you call this place? Like there's a way for you to be able to do it for sure. Like under brand, you mean? Oh yeah. There's you can add like background music. Yeah. Yeah. Try that. Maybe that I'll have to download it first. Hold on. Yeah. I mean, we can just start asking each other other types of things. Like why don't we tell the story of how she podcast came to be by interviewing each other about it. What do you think? Okay, sure.
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.
A highlight from John Amanchukwu (Encore)
"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 Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He is he's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is it's always better when my guest tells the story. But you've been a brave voice speaking out against the. What would be a nice term for it, satanic lunacy of. Profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools, very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say I'm going to step up and start confronting these crazy abusers? Because that's what they are, abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called Upper Room Church for God in Christ. I joined at the age of 19. And the senior pastor is Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical world view to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah 520 says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination and some people call it grooming. But I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you put pornographic material in a library and make it accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled It's Perfectly Normal. That book is for kids 10 and up. It's hardcore porn. It's not soft porn. It's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children, and there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day Karl Barth. We need some modern day Martin Niemol. We need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it parental choice because our rights come from God as parents. But choice parents have had the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children. Well, listen, everything you say, I mean, I agree with it violently. I am in churches effectively preaching what you just said in a little different way. But what basically this is called, what you are advocating for is called the technical term is Christianity. This is called Christian faith. If you do not do what what you're describing, if you're not pushing back, if you're not being salt and light in the culture, if you're not being a warrior for truth and speaking against evil, then you are not living out your Christian faith. But there are many, many churches and you and I know about that that do not do this. They don't get involved in this. They say we don't want to be divisive. These are the same people that would say, you know, we don't care if there's slavery happening, as long as it's not happening in my church. That's right. It's complete hypocrisy. And as Christians, we are called to step up. And I keep saying that the Lord has allowed it to get this bad to wake up those who are still sleeping, because what you just described is very tough for me and most people, even to hear that children would be exposed to this absolutely evil stuff. What do you call it if you don't call it evil? This is evil for children to be exposed to these kinds of things. And it's shameful that they're just a handful of brave souls like you speaking against it.
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"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale, Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at Q4Hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Hi Canada, Hugh Hewitt live inside of Studio North here and on the Salem News Channel. Good morning. A lot happened overnight. The Ukrainian armored columns pushing towards the Sea of Azov broke through the last line of Russian defenses. It's a narrow breakthrough, but it is a breakout. The Telegraph of Great Britain reporting that the Ukrainian military punched through a section of Russia's main defensive line on the southern front with an armored assault for the first time. Video footage from the front lines is seen. The Wall Street Journal followed with Ukraine sends first armored vehicles through breach in Russian defenses. That would be a significant milestone in the three and a half month counter offensive aimed at cutting Russia's occupying army in two. Too bad they don't have the attack. Joe Biden has refused to send. This would be over at this point. Senator J .D. Vance made a good point yesterday that Joe Biden wants blank check. Doesn't have a strategy. Well, he's incoherent. That's why I didn't have a strategy. And as a result, some Republicans, I think up to 30 of the 265 senators and Republicans who are up there are turning against Ukraine aid because Joe Biden can't lead. He can't articulate. Speaking of which, presidents in a world of hurt this morning. I mean, a world of hurt. Not only is he getting crushed on the migrant invasion, it's not a flow, it's not an influx, it's not a new wave. It is quite simply an invasion. Hundreds of thousands of people, 10 ,000 people a day are being met, greeted and turned loose. And those are the people that we see at the border. And President Biden got up at a fundraiser last night, repeated the same thing twice within two minutes. John Lemire of AP reporting, giving people pause. Then he went over to the Congressional Latino Caucus to address them. And he said this again. It's the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he's talking to, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden says this cut number 12. I mean, this is certainly my dad. You say everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.
What Can YOU Do to Bring in Money Quickly?
"So the other thing I always like to focus on when money's tight, aside from lifelines and stuff like that, is what can I do to bring in money quick? Like what can I do to bring in money quick? So if you have inventory, you can do fire sales. Fire sales is always something positive that might bring a customer to buy that one item. I wouldn't put the whole nursery up for sale, but I would do a specific item. So let's say you have an item that you did 3000 of they haven't moved. They're getting big and you're selling them at market price right now. Drop it, drop it. 25%. Oh, Willie, you're crazy. Drop it 25%. Because what that can do is bring somebody in for that item. They see everything else by you being savvy, positive, you know, moving forward. And now you tell them, Hey, I know you came for this one item, but can I show you the other items real quick? Give me two minutes, throw them on the golf cart or put them in your truck or do whatever you got to do and show them everything else you have. Now that might open other doors for them to spend money on other things that you're not, let's say putting on sale and it comes down to advertising and marketing. I know in this industry, people don't put budgets for that. That's not a thing. If you're a grower, jump on plan. And on the plan and episode that we did, they were talking about how people were complaining that they were spending $60 a month in advertising. Guys, advertising is your lifeline. That is a major, major lifeline. So some of the things that we do here, what are the things we do here? We do email campaigns. We use the social media platforms. They are free F R E E. It just takes a second of your day to think. So right now, if you're a landscaper right now, stop right now, stop right now and go do a video. If you're a grower right now, listening to this, when you get to the nursery, go do a video, go film the guys planting, go show what you have. Put a name, put it on a story, make a post, send it out. If you're scrolling on IG and you see somebody that can benefit your life, someone that you can benefit theirs with the services you provide, send them a DM. Today, I encourage you all to do that right now. Yeah. Why are people not sending lists? Like if you see a company that's pumping and pumping product, why don't you send them what you have? That way they can purchase from you guys. It's not hard.
A highlight from Dr. James Lindsay (Encore)
"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 Cramden of the Airways, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Right now, I want to briefly interview our friend Robert Netsley. This is something I don't know. I get so excited about how it's possible to change the world with where our money is invested. I'll be talking about it. But there's an action point. You have to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. I'm going to repeat this over and over. I want everyone on this program to do it. It is free. It is free. And it is very, very important. We need to get activated, folks. We need to bust out of the inertia. And we need to get activated. And so, where your money is, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the action point. But let me play my interview with Robert Netsley. Folks, you know that when I find the solution to a problem, I get very excited. If you've been listening to this program for a while, you know that I talk about people of faith being active in their communities, in how they spend their money, in how they vote, in every way. And one of the things that got me really excited when I discovered Robert Netsley, he's with Inspire Investing, he is helping people do something, which I guess we can talk about it, is even better than just spending your money in good places and not spending your money in bad places. But where is your money invested? Is it invested in companies that share your values? Is your money invested in companies that are working against your values, and I would say against God's values? And so, we bring him on now. Robert Netsley, welcome back. It's a pleasure to be here, Eric. As always, thanks for having me. I get excited every time I talk to you just because there's a solution, because this is the kind of thing that I would want to dream up. I would say, can't somebody figure out a way, when we talk about all the money that's out there, people of faith in America. What's that? No, I wasn't saying anything. Yeah, people of faith in America have a lot of money. It's not just they spend a lot of money, but they have a lot of money invested in retirement funds, whatever. And a lot of that, as I've learned in talking to you, is with companies that are really bad, that are really woke, that are working against everything we believe in. So, then the question is, how do I figure that out? How do I get my money out of those places? And you have come up with a solution, and I should tell people, I'll repeat it again and again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the website, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. If people go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, Robert Netsley, what will they find there? How have you solved this problem? Well, they'll find an offer that our staff has done for, I don't know how many, countless of thousands of investors around the country, around the world. And we're making a special offer here for your listeners is to just help you understand what you own. It's the first step. And so, my personal story, I was working at one of the big four Wall Street investment bank in their investment department. And long story short, just realized one day, here I am president of our local pro -life pregnancy center, and I own three stocks of companies manufacturing abortion drugs. So, every time a young lady goes across the street to plan a parent who has an abortion, I just made money on that transaction. I literally profited from that transaction. And then you go down the laundry list of all sorts of other things that are going on in the portfolio, LGBT activism, human trafficking, et cetera. And I'm investing in these businesses, I'm profiting from these businesses, and likely so are you. And I'm not here to be your moral police, that's not my position. But what we want to do is help people understand what it is that they're putting their money into. It's not just a mutual fund ticker symbol with some dollars attached. There are real companies doing real things, some of which are incredibly evil and immoral, and it would turn your stomach if you realized what the money is that they're putting into your pocket and what you're helping to fund. And basically, so this report will show you exactly down at the nitty gritty of on this date, this company gave this much money to Planned Parenthood, let's say, or what have you. And so that you can then be informed and then make informed decisions about how you want to invest your money, which we believe is God's money in a way that honors him, helps society thrive, stops undermining your deeply held values, the list goes on. So, that's God's mandate is this commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength. And the idea is that if you act like, well, that doesn't matter, everything matters. And it's only inertia, which is the devil owns inertia. When you don't do anything, the devil wins and his values win. So, here is an opportunity, folks, for you to take your money out of these companies or to even know where your money is invested. What is your money, which you're responsible for? It's God's money. Where, who's it helping? What are you invested in? So, if you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, I'll say it again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you can get a report. You can learn, this is free, obviously, Robert, this is free. Right. Yeah. Complimentary, totally complimentary. We're passionate about spreading a movement. There are millions of Christians and others around the world who are moving their money by the billions of dollars out of the woke investment firms that are doing everything they can to, frankly, ruin our cherished ways of life in many ways and just put it into investments that just are as equally wise and financially viable and everything else. They just happen to be in companies that are just doing their job. If they're making shoes, they're making shoes, not sponsoring abortion legislation or what have you. So, yeah, totally free. And man, I want to stress the size of the movement too. There is a movement of people. You're not alone. This is by God's grace, where we've been one of the fastest growing investment firms in the nation and the top three fastest growing investment firms in the nation for the past number of years. We're managing over $2 .3 billion and we're not the only firm here. We have colleagues that work labor alongside. This is a movement and you get to be a part of that. If you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you figure out how easy it is to just be intentional instead of conforming to Wall Street recommendations for your life, which might not be in your best interest. So, please consider that. Ladies and gentlemen, look, this is game changing stuff. I want to be really clear. This is game changing stuff. If everybody listening to this program would do this and you would take your money out of the funds that are doing evil things, it is a game changer in America because not only are you defunding these companies from doing bad things, but you're giving companies an incentive to do the right thing. You're saying, you know what, we better be careful. We shouldn't give our money to Planned Parenthood or to whatever evil things they're doing because you know what, there's going to be pushback. We're going to lose people. People aren't going to invest in us. So, I'm asking you to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. It is free, folks. It is free. Please do this. Resist the inertia. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Check it out. Hey, folks, you've all helped support MyPillow and their employees in these tough economic times. Mike Lindell knows this and continues to give back to listeners with deals on his most popular products. You've heard me recently speak about the My Slippers, the Giza Sheets, MyPillow 2 .0, and more. For a limited time, the MyPillow six -pack bath towel set is back in stock. Take it from me, these towels are highly recommended. They're luxuriously soft and super absorbent, meaning they actually function like a towel should. 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Get answers as the Real Life Network televises the Pray Vote Stand Summit September 15th and 16th with former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discussing what it'll take for America to get back to greatness, along with a host of conservative leaders like All -American swimmer Riley Gaines, US Senator Josh Hawley, Dr. Ben Carson, Pastor Jack Hibbs, and more. Go to RealLifeNetwork .com now to sign up for free. That's RealLifeNetwork .com. On the Real Life Network, the gospel is never censored by big tech or the government with faith -based content, family entertainment, and new shows released weekly. Watch on any device, anywhere, anytime. Don't miss Pray Vote Stand, a free online event with Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and other conservative leaders September 15th and 16th. Available at .com RealLifeNetwork or download the app and sign up for free. That's RealLifeNetwork .com. Check it out. Hey there, folks. Welcome back. As I think I promised you in the previous segment, today it's my privilege to introduce to you someone to whom I think you ought to have been introduced much earlier than now. His name is James Lindsay. Some of you will be familiar with him. He's tough to sum up, and those are my favorite kind of people because I aspire to be one of those kind of people. His bio says he's an American -born author, mathematician. You see, we've already taken a sharp left, and professional troublemaker. He's written many books on a range of subjects, religion, philosophy of science, postmodern theory. Two, he's a leading expert on critical race theory, which means, of course, that he rejects it utterly. He's written many books. Why don't we just get him on here? James Lindsay, welcome to the program. Hey, Eric. Great to see you. You don't sound too enthusiastic. You don't want to oversell. Now, listen. Yeah, it's morning. Listen, you. I know it's early where you are, but honestly, you are tough to sum up. For my audience that is not familiar with you, I know you through turning point events and other things and here and there, but how would you help somebody understand how you got to be doing what you're doing now, and you're an expert on critical race theory, and how did this start for you? Where did you grow up? Can we start there? Yeah, we can go all the way back. Actually, my family is from two different parts of New York State, but nowhere near the city, so I have roots, New York but we moved down to East Tennessee very early on in my life when I was five. I grew up primarily in East Tennessee, so I'm an Appalachian culturally, but with this parentage that made fun of Appalachian culture that didn't quite let it take full root. Difficult to sum up even from childhood, I suppose, but I grew up in East Tennessee. You're not part of a jug band, is that what you're trying to tell me? No, I'm not. I did learn at one point when I was a teenager to play the spoons, but that's been a while.
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Because obviously you are back in the Florida compound, correct? I'm in, no, I'm in Orlando. Okay, well, see, my point is made, but the road trip I wanted to take, because for like three days I wanted to get to this, and doggone it, I'm doing it up front. Just take two minutes. You heard about the Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's all -electric road trip? They were just trying to get from North Carolina to Tennessee, and they had NPR embedded because it's just going to be so great. Oh, look at this. It's the all -EV road trip, well, instantly, and Trump has the best line, Trump has the best line. When you get an electric car, the first 15 minutes are great, and the next five years are abject terror that you're going to run out of places to charge, and that's exactly what happened to them. So with the caravan coming, and the secretary, her own self, had not yet rolled up in her about -to -die EV, they blocked off a charging station with a gas -powered car. The one that was actually, and there was a family that was about dead on power, and it's 100 degrees, and they got a kid in the back, and they called the cops because Secretary Granholm's entourage was blocking the EV station. I'm not an anti -electric car, you've had a Tesla in your life, haven't you? I have, and listen, first of all, Tesla, you'll have more fun driving a Tesla than any car you've ever driven in your life. And the idea of plugging in and, hey, lessening our reliance on fossil fuels, but again, what happens is when we get down to mandates, and when you get down to saying, you're going to do this or else, I've got a friend who travels around the country in a Tesla. And so that whole story about what she went through, I knew firsthand from a very good friend of mine, because he goes from city to city to city, and he takes his Tesla. And he sometimes drives 6, 8, 10 hours on a stretch. And it ain't easy. I mean, now, he pulls it off. You know, Tesla's got a pretty fascinating technology. You look on your screen, they tell you exactly where the charging station is, they show you how many people are at the charging station, they tell you how many slots are available, if they're all used, you know right away in real time. They know how many people are at a charging station 40 miles away. They do. They know how many people are at the charging station all over the country right now. And you can look on your Tesla screen, and you say, you push Charger, and it'll show you where the next station is or the charging station on your route. Now, here's where it gets dicey. Tesla has now opened it up to Ford and all these other auto manufacturers. So now there's all kinds of competition. Yeah, but now, if you're a Tesla owner, you're going to battle all the Ford companies. Hey, can I tell you a little bit about a travel quick story, because I know I've got to pick your brain. And then we've got to talk Mitt Romney, because I want to talk to you from Mitt Romney. I've never seen a bigger disconnect within the Republican Party in my life, in my life. But first, before we do that, so here I am again in another hotel last night, and I always joke about peeing in the closet because I don't know where I am, and I'm walking around. I mean, honest to goodness, it is a very strange feeling to wake up and you don't know where you are. And it's been, I've had about nine or 10 days from New York to Philly to Orlando. I finally get home tomorrow just in time to have my wisdom tooth removed. It's travel stories and medical stories. Oh, yeah. And I predict there'll be medical complications. There always are. I predict, so I'm having major surgery, light a candle for me, pray I need some Gregorian chance. I know, because you know how I am. As Denise would say, I'm not exactly the world's best patient. So I'm not really good when things go like, and so I don't know. And I don't remember when I've got to stop eating. The surgery is tomorrow at like one o 'clock, the night before, right? Like midnight? Oh, well, that's 12, yeah, midnight before midnight. They told me, but I can't remember what they told me. And I'm afraid now I'm going to mess that up and then I'm going to Joan Rivers on the operating table. You'll have a burger in your system somewhere and you'll flatline. And then I'll flatline because I had a cheeseburger past the deadline. So anyway, so all this is going on in my life and I'm trying to keep my head above water. I check into the hotel last night and I'm tired and the flight was late. I'm blah, blah, blah, blah. I get to Orlando. First of all, here's a quick story about Orlando Airport. Now, have you and Lisa and the kids made the pilgrimage that every American family has made to Disney? And you go fly into Orlando and you get into that beautiful airport and you got to get on the train to get from the terminal to the main part of the airport. Do you know that experience I'm talking about? Yes, we have. It's been a long time, but yes, we have. So Phil Boyce, our big boss, my boss flew into Orlando last night at midnight. He claims, and I've got Derek Klingle, my producer, researching this. He claims that all throughout the Orlando Airport are homeless encampments. Homeless people are sleeping all throughout the Orlando Airport. And I said, Phil, are you sure those aren't like travelers? Yeah, I was going to say, I've seen some people who've been stuck, especially with the way today's Pete Buttigieg Airlines are going, flights are a dicey proposition. Maybe that's just a wayward, ill -dressed traveler. I'm going to find out because Phil insisted. He said, nope, these people had like little blankets and tents and supplies and provisions. He goes, I think they're opening up the airport at night because he goes in and, you know, Phil goes in and out of the airport all the time. Sure. He said, I've never seen this before. He said, I think these are homeless people in the airport. Now we've seen blue cities around the country that are opening up police stations. Yeah, blue cities. Notify DeSantis immediately. No kidding. I want to look into this big time. And so that's part one of the travel story of Orlando. Part two, I need to ask you if I'm being Karen or not. I want to know what your reaction would be if you check into a hotel, 10, 11 o 'clock at night, you're tired, you're grumpy, you get into the room, you pay extra because it's supposed to be like a club level room at a big major chain. Air conditioner doesn't work properly. I go over to sit down and watch forensic files to try to decompress the couch. I wouldn't touch that couch. It was so filthy dirty bio biohazard. I took pictures of the couch. I took pictures of it and then I get in the shower this morning and they don't have any bars of soap, which makes me crazy. It's all these tubes, you know, the containers of liquid. Well, dude, okay, the worm has turned on that one. We now want, we apparently want, and I've noticed the same thing. We have gel in tubes, you know, you spooge that out in your hand because that way no previous person is touching the soap. The bar of soap is so 1953 because who touched that before you? I don't mean another guest. No, but they're wrapped up. They're wrapped. The bars of soap are normally wrapped. But once it's open, let's see, you've got a family of three. Family four, family five, whatever. You leave the bar on the tray or whatever, then somebody else has to go touch the bar you touch. I don't think I would care, but other people do. So the soap in the tube is sort of where we are. I'm a family of one and all I got to do is open. I want a, I want a sealed bar of soap that I can put on anyway, but how about when the tube of the body wash is empty, so you're standing there, oh yeah, it was empty. So that's my hotel experience. Where are you, listen, good chains can have a bad day, but I'm guessing, I mean, not four seasons, but you know, kind of a month, 226 bucks for the night. That's not a cheap hotel room.
A highlight from How Bitcoin Saves the World's Energy Grid | EP 821
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin, it's going up for evermore, you're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution breaking news culture, medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Crazy, crazy news. Bitcoin's fixing the world's energy grids. I think it's starting in Texas, but slowly but surely it's going to spread all over the world. And you see this, you see little bits of news here and there, right? Whether it's Oman announcing that they're going to invest one point one billion dollars, that's billion with a B, to mining infrastructure. Of course, of course, volcano energy happening in El Salvador, Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert pushing that over there in in the shining country on the hill, the savior El Salvador. And of course, you know, the news that came out of it was the original article was dropped by Forbes, which is the country of Bhutan has been secretly the kingdom of Bhutan has been secretly mining Bitcoin for a while now. So we're going to break it down into all this. And and it's because this article was released, I think it was it was September 8th. So it was a couple of days ago and it was dropped by Mackenzie Segalos on CNBC. And it's Texas paid Bitcoin miner Riot thirty one point seven million to shut down during heatwave in August. So we're going to we're going to cover as to why they did that, how it actually benefits the grid. Remember, guys, Bitcoin is the energy buyer of last resort. Right. It stabilizes the grids. And I know like a lot of the talking points that uses too much energy, like it actually does the exact opposite. And then that kind of goes into because I think a lot of people don't understand electric electricity production. Like, look, the fact is that when you produce electricity, you have to use it on the spot. There's no effective way of storing it and you can't transport it efficiently over long distances. So you kind of have to use it on the spot. So that puts grid operators in this predicament where they kind of have to I don't want to say predict or guess, but they kind of have to do that. They have to have like a strong assumption. Now, imagine if they didn't have to do that because there was always an energy buyer no matter what. And that's what Bitcoin miners provide. So we're going to get into the details of this. I think it's going to fundamentally change the world specifically for isolated for communities that were otherwise isolated, but they have an abundant amount of stranded energy. All of a sudden, that stranded energy Bitcoin gives it value. That's that's what the Bitcoin miners are actively seeking throughout the world. And I think it's going to fundamentally change things. And I'm most bullish in Africa. Like you have you have these very isolated communities that would otherwise be very poor. There's no opportunities. Bitcoin miners could go in there and provide economic opportunity. And I'm really, really looking forward to that. We also have some an update for you guys. And I'm really, really excited for for, you know, a release that is going to be is going to be coming out of Swann very, very soon. But what I'm referring to is how Ripple acquired crypto focus charter trust company Fortress Trust. So we're going to have an update for you guys on that as well. It's going to be a great show overall. Looking forward to it. And I want to bring up my legendary co -host, always optimistic. How are you doing, Opti? What's up, dude? Just sorry, I was getting distracted by the chat. Hello, everyone. We are back. It's Monday. What a weekend. I fully unplugged this weekend. Good to be here, actually, and had a great, great stream on sessions. Why are we bullish? And actually, before I go on. Yeah, I want to give McLovin a shout out in the chat. He's always hanging out with us. And he did a comment on why are we bullish about how I basically orange pilled him the first time he watched simply Bitcoin and instantly dumped his shit coins. OK, it's about the first two minutes and went Bitcoin only. And like this is why we do the show. This is why we try to make this show in such a way that we can get as many new people stacking Bitcoin and realizing why they should be holding Bitcoin only. So shout out to you, McLovin, really felt that comment over the weekend. You know, one in my heart, bro. My my Grinch heart grew a centimeter over the weekend, but I'm glad I'm glad we're talking about energy because I've been saying it for a while. I've been referencing my boy, Mike Hobart. We've been talking about this on the Twitter spaces all the time, about how the marriage of Bitcoin mining and energy is really where Bitcoin is going to be unstoppable. And it's going to be ubiquitous with the modern world. So like Bitcoin mining and energy is why Bitcoin will never go away. Anyways, we'll get into that in the news or the numbers. I don't know where we're at. We got a guest today. Shouts out to Thomas, a .k .a. Thomas underscore far on Twitter. He's co -founder of Apollo Sats, a memer. So we'll get his Bitcoin story. But how are you doing this morning, Thomas? What is Apollo Sats? First of all, let's start off with that. Yeah, pleasure to be here with you guys.
A highlight from EP138 Terraform for Security Teams: How to Use IaC to Secure the Cloud
"Hi there, welcome to the Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your hosts here are myself, Timothy Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and Anton Chuvakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as at our website, cloud .google .com slash podcasts. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit that subscribe button in your podcasting app of choice. You can follow the show, argue with us, and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners all on our LinkedIn page. Anton, this is a fun one because not only is the video available on YouTube, I thought it was the perfect distillation of everything people wanted to know about Terraform but were afraid to ask. Yes, but it's also a really good episode from the point of view of interaction of IT automation and security automation because maybe it's my ex -Gartner fear is that when I used to write about things like SOAR and other type of security automation approaches, I kind of realized there was this whole other world of IT automation, but neither myself nor many of the clients actually cared at all about this. How could that be? Well, that's the thing because it's all very siloed at many companies. The security team wanted to automate, and they didn't even check what does Chef do, what does Puppet do, what does Terraform do, what does all this other stuff that IT built over the years that provides automation does. They said, we're going to buy a SOAR, and it's interesting what results it leads to. This sounds like another great example of one more tool syndrome versus sit down and talk to your neighbor's syndrome. Yes, I think so, too, and I think that it's our tool. We are the security people, and these other tools are not ours, so we don't care about them. I think it's also a silo mentality of sorts. Yeah, I wonder so much how I as a vendor can help people with that, but listeners, before Anton and I lament the common dysfunctions we see again and again in different themes like fractal dysfunction, let's turn things over to today's highly functional and not fractal guest. Everybody who's live with us today and everybody who's joining us later, welcome to the show. Thank you for joining us. Today, I'm delighted to introduce Rosemary Wong, developer advocate at HashiCorp. Rosemary, I'm delighted to have you here because this is a particularly, I think, cloudy episode on the Cloud Security Podcast, which sometimes we end up more security, sometimes more cloud. Today I think we will be a little more cloud. For our audience members who are new to cloud, could you give us the two -minute picture on actually what is Terraform and how does it plug into the security life cycle for cloud teams? Sure. So Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool, and it lets you build, change, and version infrastructure safely and efficiently. Infrastructure as code is overall a set of patterns and practices that borrow from software development space and allows you to apply it to your infrastructure. So some of the benefits that you get from doing infrastructure as code includes consolidating and standardizing all of the configuration of infrastructure. So from a security standpoint, it means that you can actually see what your infrastructure configuration is rather than guessing as to whatever has been deployed. It's a little bit easier to audit and secure any infrastructure changes that go into that configuration, and by extension it allows you to do static analysis of infrastructure configuration. So it means that you could possibly catch when someone's misconfigured a bucket or misconfigured a set of permissions somewhere before it makes it to your production environment. Overall though, I think the most important part of Terraform is that it's handling the provisioning as well as the configuration of cloud infrastructure. And it's not just cloud infrastructure. It can be any infrastructure API or API in general that you choose. So it doesn't have to be a cloud provider. It could also be a security tool. It could be a monitoring tool. It doesn't really matter as long as there's a plugin for it, you're able to configure it. So that's really cool. So let me ask you a strange question. So this is really good, and I think Tim got it really, and I got it and sort of knew it already. But how do you explain it to somebody who is used to like pre -cloud way of doing things? Because we discovered that in some cases, security teams are kind of still in the, okay, I keep saying in the nineties, but really in the pre -cloud era. So how would you explain Terraform to somebody who doesn't get the cloud native stuff? So I came from a network engineering space, so we're going to go with that. Thank you. Okay. That's for network engineers. Okay. So typically you would create a set of network commands and those would configure a network switch, for example. And so when you have all of these commands in place, well, you don't really know if the logic is correct or not. You copy and paste it and hope it's correct. And it does all of the changes in place on that network switch. What happens in the cloud, however, is that you have to be a little bit smarter about the order of operations in which things are configured. For example, if you wanted to create a server, you have to have a network first. And so what a lot of the logic behind Terraform is driving is what's the correct order of operations? How do we actually get a better sense of what's the current state of infrastructure and get to it? Rather than you as an operator or a systems administrator or security engineer trying to piecemeal and find the right logic to get to the end state that you want, you're allowing Terraform to help you get to the desired state, which means more predictable set of changes, a lot more stability in how you're making infrastructure changes as a whole. That makes a ton of sense. And plus the automation won't fat finger your config. So you take away a whole class of human driven errors here. Yes, exactly. So this isn't just like the change from using shovels to backhoes. This is the change from shovels to GPS guided millimeter precision backhoes. Very close. That's actually a pretty good analogy. Metahorse is so juicy today. We had a whole conversation a couple of weeks ago, listeners, about the difference between shovels and backhoes and gateways to hell. I don't think we're going to open gateways to hell here, right? That's not the goal? That's not the goal. But you could do it by accident, right? You know, no one's stopping you from doing it, you could Terraform apply and then open a gateway to hell. That's okay. Okay. So how would a security team or maybe our religious compliance team prevent somebody from opening gateways to hell? Are there ways to put like anti gateways to hell guardrails into Terraform? Like how does that work? So there are a couple of things within Terraform that can help you. But as a practices standpoint, you'll want to modularize your Terraform configuration, which means building in the best set of practices into some configuration that someone can self serve and use, right? So a lot of the Terraform you'll see out there and you'll end up using is something that's going to be captured in a module. And they'll have defaults. They'll have defaults for various purposes for function, but also for security. And it allows you to give someone the opportunity to build something securely out of the box. And so that's one way that you can make sure that your Terraform is secure and you're not accidentally doing some kind of misconfiguration. The other way that you can approach it is through a series of either preconditions, post conditions or testing security testing. This is where policy as code comes into play. But within Terraform, there's also these blocks called preconditions, post conditions. And what they'll do is they can test attributes before you plan to check some kind of configuration and after you apply a configuration as well. And so what that will do is it's a little mini test, right? That asserts whether or not this attribute is the way you expect it to be. And so some of these attributes may be, did you turn on encryption? Are you adding a security group rule that you shouldn't have added? Are these things the way that we expect it to be from a security standpoint? And then there's the policy as code side, which is a different kind of framework entirely, not within Terraform necessarily. Okay. So hang on, hang on. Let me make sure I understood this. There's a couple of things before we get to policy as code. There's like teams can modularize this. They can reuse modules that trusted developers then push down to distributed teams. That's one option. Two, you can do checks at like check -in time and three, you can build checks into the code itself. Exactly. Yep. Okay. So that's like normal software engineering best practices kind of applied to the world of engineering or infrastructure. What's the policy as code now? Cause that feels like we're bringing a whole nother can of worms. Even before we go to policy as code, let me ask another tangentially related question because I just realized that some of the tech like Terraform in this case, we sort of have two things using it securely and using it sort of for the benefits of deploying automating security. So it's kind of like, how do you not cause problems with Terraform, but also how do you add security? It sounds like some of it can be useful for security automation. I'm thinking like people build whole sort tools with UIs and stuff, but Terraform is already doing some of the automation at that level. So are there benefits and other use cases of Terraform to sort of automate security operation tasks, for example, or other security tasks? So there are a number of them. And I think the biggest use case that I hear with Terraform and I use it every day is actually around identity and access management. So let's say you wanted to grant someone additional access temporarily. Someone can open a pull request and say, I need this temporarily. It gets some kind of review. It gets approved, merged. They get added. And then someone has the audit trail to go back and maybe take away that access if they need to. So you have the ability to either add users, add service accounts, add some kind of policy that you want, additional permissions. And I think that's one of the more common use cases that we hear around Terraform. It makes it a lot easier for someone to decide they need that access and get the approvals that they need without adding additional friction. And so that's one way that you can think about it. There are other reasons why folks use Terraform from a security standpoint. Some of them use it to set up security tools themselves. When you have different dashboards that you need to reproduce, if you have different configuration settings that you need for ingesting logs or putting them somewhere, that's also a reason to use Terraform as well. As long as there is a Terraform provider, which is effectively the plug -in ecosystem, as long as there's a Terraform provider available to that tool, you are able to use Terraform to configure it. So it sounds like security teams that are trying to automate tasks using SOAR or using whatever other security specific tech should really learn this. That's my impression. At least I do recall back from my Gartner days when this came up quite a few times, people came up and said, why are you talking to us about this SOAR? We can use Terraform. And it's like, yes, you can, but a lot of your peers are buying SOAR without even knowing the Terraform exists. And so it sounds like there's a bit of a friction between security automation and like proper modern IT automation. Yeah. Is that pushing it too far or not? No, but I think it's more of an indicator of the fear of automation, right? With Terraform, it's opinionated. You have to do things a certain way. It's really hard to say, I'm going to type out a domain specific language and define my security configuration or infrastructure configuration. There's a bit of a fear cycle with automation in general.
A highlight from Ryan Girdusky
"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 Kramdinger, the president of the airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program. We have two exciting guests coming up and three really dull guests. But we're not gonna play the dull guests. We're only gonna play the exciting guests today. Yeah. Right? Absolutely. Right? Yeah. Right. That's right. No, but actually the first one is Ryan Gerdusky, and he really has been heroic in explicating the lunacy of the woke universe. So we're gonna be talking to Ryan, I believe right after this segment. Yeah. And he's coming in studio in person, which is always fun. That's what I hear. Yeah. He'll be right here in this studio. Now, Chris, I gotta tell you, I keep wanting to talk about like my favorite films. Yeah. And my viewing habits. I mean, it's the end of the summer. You probably got to get some summer viewing in. I don't believe in summer viewing, but I watch all my films indoors exclusively. But I recently, I think I mentioned this yesterday, I knew this would happen eventually. I knew TV would fundamentally change and that at some point the world of TV and internet would like mush together so that there's no, right? And so I think we're finally there. So I can now turn on the TV and I can search for like Hitchcock movies and I can find Hitchcock movies, right? And it's kind of a cool thing because there are so many great films that I've missed over the years or films that I've seen I wanna see again, right? But the other day, Suzanne and I were looking around for what to watch. And I thought, holy cow, it's the 39 steps. This was the 1935 film that Alfred Hitchcock did. Now that's the year he also made The Man Who Knew Too Much, which was remade 20 years later with like Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart, whatever. But in the 30s, I mean, it's hard to believe that Hitchcock was operating in the mid 30s and that the films are obviously Hitchcock films, right? Like when you watch it, you just go, this is Hitchcock film. It's got a MacGuffin, it's just classic. But we watched the 39 steps and it was so good. This is the 1935 version. At least I thought it was so good for many reasons. But one of the things that made it great, there's a scene. I could just watch the scene over and over. It's where the hero played by Robert Donat, he's wandering through the Scottish countryside and he's on the lam. This is classic Hitchcock, right? Like he's running from the law because they believe he's a murderer. He's not a murderer, of course. But they believe he's a murderer. And so he's running from the law and he comes to the home, it's described as a Scottish crafter. So this is this really kind of bitter, like harshly religious guy who lives in this place near the Loch, near, I can't remember the town. In the Highlands. In the Highlands of Scotland.
A highlight from David Friedman (Encore)
"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 bust of point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Cramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas! Hey there, folks. Very special show today. My guest is David Friedman. He served as the U .S. Ambassador to Israel under President Donald Trump. He is a Nobel Prize nominee and National Security Medal recipient for his efforts in helping secure the historic Abraham Accords. He's also the best -selling author of a number of books. David Friedman, welcome. Eric, thank you so much. Great to be with you. I had the privilege last week of being at Bedminster National Golf Club with the President and a number of pastors, where you came on Skype or Zoom and gave a presentation on the thing we're going to talk about today. And I was so excited in hearing about it, and I thought, I get to interview you about this right now. So before we get into your background, because I want to, let's just start with the headline. There's a film coming out. Just talk briefly about that, and then we'll kind of backtrack. Sure. Well, the film is called Route 60, the Biblical Highway. And it is not just about a road, although it tracks this road, which is the biblical spine of Israel. It begins in Nazareth, ends in Beersheba. It's 146 miles long. And I would say that around 90 percent of all the Bible stories that you and I might be familiar with either happened along that road or within a few kilometers in either direction. When I heard you talk about this last week, you didn't know I was in the room, but as I heard you talk about this, I thought, I'm always amazed when I'm hearing something hugely important that I've not heard before. And so you're sharing this stuff, and I'm just kicking myself. I'm thrilled and I'm kicking myself. How is it possible that I didn't know this? Because what you shared is utterly central to history, utterly central to the history of Israel.
A highlight from Flash Hash: 09/01/2023
"Let's bullshit and see who wins bullshitting. Splash Ash everybody, who's excited? I am excited. I can tell, the inflection really shows the excitement. I can't maintain my excitement. I'm extremely, extremely excited. Splash Ash. There it is. That's what I was waiting for. Oh, or did you whisper that or did your mic go up? Splash Ash. Can't hear that. Oh, I have a, I forgot I have the, I got a filter, so it's like blocking that out. I was whispering it way too quiet. I was like, is it going, is my mic going out? It's a beast of a filter. It's like no whispers around here. It's AI, baby. Okay. So you can't even be clapping. Oh, wow. That's a really good. You can't even do asthma if you want it to. Man. I can't even hear you drinking, doesn't it? Wow. I appreciate that. I really appreciate not being able to hear people like chewing or taking their drinks whenever they're about to meet. I didn't do that. I want that. I got dogs. I got children running around. Anyways, we got to show them real cool. Yeah, you do need that. We'll figure that out later. But now, Splash Ash, and it's been a minute. Since we've done one and we're back. So we'll do a little, little intros for the people that are new to hashing it out or Splash Ash. I'm Christian. I produce this. Wrangle these cats. Keep these guys in line while we try and take two minutes a piece. Yes, the claws maybe need to come out. Everyone's wanting, but we also have one. Is it doctor? Corey, Penny, was it? Give us, give us a little. I'm a doctor, but it's in something else. So you can use it if you want to. Not a medical doctor. Save a life. I'm a reality doctor because I know physics. I just made that up. It's an interesting term. Is that what you call it? I just made that up. I'm a doctor of time and space. I mean, if that's indeed what you are, you can make out whatever you want. You're like a Dr. Octopus kind of doctor? I guess based on what he did. My research puts me closer to that than him. Definitely, for sure. Okay, well, Dr. Octopus down there, why don't you introduce yourself? My name's Jesse Broke, and I do this podcast. Excellent, as always. That's it. So verbose, I love it. And the man with the silky voice in the red, sir? Yeah, I didn't get enough sleep, so my voice is not too silky. Anyways, my name's Fergalotty, AKA Black Sauce, AKA 007 .5. AKA Black Zordon, coming at you, reigning champion of Flash Ash. I believe one of them is in dispute, but I'm pretty sure that's gonna go my way. Let's do this. I like the confidence. Also, you go by D, if anyone was wondering. Oh, yeah, my name's D. What about Fergalotty? Did you mention that one? AKA Fergalotty, that's a big one. That's probably the longest standing one. Yep. You missed the important one. That's right. The actual name. Yeah, that's how you can find me on Twitter. So we have three different topics, two minutes a piece. Let's start with the topic that one Dr. Reality brought to the table. The subject is tornado cash founders charged with money laundering and sanctions violations. We got two minutes, starting with one Dr. Corey Petty. Your time starts now. Yeah, so the link that I gave was actually the Justice Department's announcement of them charging the tornado cash founders with sanctions and arresting one of them and breeding through it. And they arrested them on charges of committing money laundering. Mostly it's about facilitating the Lazarus Group in North Korea, but a lot of the charges are around committing money laundering, operating a money services business, and one other one, which I forgot what it is. It's around the same case. Yeah, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit sanctions violations, and conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. These people basically created tornado cash. There's probably some operational costs associated with doing that, and they promoted it. And now one of them's in jail for probably more than five years, or prison more than five years, depending on how things go there. Another one is, I guess, at large. And it's this concept of like, it's hard to get around this, and it scares a lot of people who make privacy technology. And I'm not sure how to make them feel good about it, because it is relatively scary. Like, I think privacy is mandatory, or allowing, or a lot of the human rights for humans to exist. Like a lot of people say privacy is a human right. I think privacy is a requirement for satisfying human rights, which is a bit different. And you don't have it in digital infrastructure, then you can't have digital human rights. 10 seconds. And it's gonna be real hard to do things like that when the United States is actively trying to shut it down. You read some of the articles on this, it makes it very clear that they have zero tolerance in terms of technology like this. All right. Very good on your time, as always. D, Fergalotti, whatever your alias is today. You're two minutes, there's no. Yeah, I mean, this article is, I guess we can just hash out, there's no real debate or side to take on this. It sets a pretty rough precedent, like if they're actually found guilty. And it's bad, it's like you can't build anything that preserves privacy without some government official wanting to lock you up and throw away the key. So it's kind of frightening. It's some of the allegations are kind of out there, but it seems like, like you said, they made tornado cash and then promoted, that was dangerously close to the tornado cash. They made tornado cash and they promoted it and now they're in trouble. And it's like, it's almost just like they made a tool and then made it, gave in the structure manual and now they're in trouble for that. So, and a lot of trouble, not a little bit. I think anything, one thing that's kind of cool is the money service business. Uncle Sam's admitting that crypto is money. So, let's get a golf clap for that one right there. But it's not good. It frightens someone like myself who works at an organization that is building privacy -preserving technology. It's kind of weird and dystopian that we can, that we'll probably accidentally say one day privacy as a service. It's like, what? What even is that? But it looks to be the way things are going. So, it's unfortunate for Mr. Roman Storm and Roman Semenov, Semenov, I hope I got that correct. You didn't. I didn't, Semenov. Anyways, not much to debate. I'm definitely on the side of the tornado cash team here because they're just building code and letting it ride. But we will see whenever the court cases come and whenever they're putting all this stuff on the record, we'll be able to see exactly what evidence there is, so. And time. How'd I hit? How much detail is left? You went a little bit over, but I wanna let you finish your sentence. So, yeah. Well, there might be Jesse time left. You never know. All right, Jesse, you have two minutes on the same topic starting now. All right, so just first off, I doubt the one billion that they're alleging is all criminal proceeds. They're just probably taking the number of the amount of transaction volume that went through tornado cash and then just saying that in totality is all criminal. So that's kind of bullshit. Also, the main issue here isn't KYC, AML, in my opinion. There's a history of US banks providing direct or indirect accounts for cartels for terrorist groups if you look at the history in the US, HSBC was and still is a well -connected global financial mainstay in international banking and they do provide methods for cartels, for terrorist groups, and also legitimate businesses. So the history of institutions like that and of a lot of these different things comes from trying to bank the unbanked. Originally, HSBC was created to facilitate Scottish traders who were trading an opium in Hong Kong and China didn't have a, I guess they, nor China had a method for really banking efficiently. And so, yeah, I mean, that's how that started and I think largely a lot of this can be solved with decentralized identity and letting people loosely affiliate their real identity with this parallel digital identity and then allowing people and building the infrastructure for people to pay taxes and use your knowledge as a way to just give the government the right amount of information that doesn't, that allows them to kind of preserve their privacy and give essentially Uncle Sam his cut.
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"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 Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there folks, welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer, I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is, it's always better when my guest tells the story, but you've been a brave voice speaking out against the, what would be a nice term for it, of satanic lunacy profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools. Very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say, I'm going to step up and start confronting crazy these abusers. Cause that's what they are abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called upper room church regarding Christ. I joined at the age of 19 and the senior pastor is a Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical worldview to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah five 20 says, well, to those who call evil, good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination. Some people call it grooming, but I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled it's perfectly normal. That book is for kids 10 and up it's hardcore porn. It's not soft born it's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children. And there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day, Carl Bartz. We need some Martin modern day, Martin Nemo is we need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it a parental parental choice because our rights come from God as parents, but choice parents have a have the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children.
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"So, Ryan said that if we were one second late for the morning call, then you're kicked out of the research group and you basically can't ever come back. There's no redemption. Wait, am I allowed to swear? Yeah, I'm allowed to swear. This place is full of shit, bro. You ask and if you ask, there's no way back into the call. There's just no way back. It's finished. So if you get kicked out on the morning call, you're not coming back. So I don't care who you are. I don't care whether you're the host or not a host, we're now making this call live at quarter past. We expect everybody on at quarter past. If you're not on by 20 past, you're out and if you're out, you ain't coming back in. We need to show up on time. We need to show up prepared and the one thing I'm not going to tolerate is people arriving at the morning call as passengers. People arriving at the morning call with no alpha and no value add, just thinking that they'll sit there and comment. I don't accept that shit. If you're not here at quarter past nine, you have five minutes to get on and get the legs. If not, you're out and if you're out, you ain't coming back. We are all there at a certain time every single day and we expect that everyone arrive on time and prepared. So, I mean, I made a rule now because people kept coming late, certain people, I'm not going to mention names. So the morning call is the whole team jumping on in the morning and preparing what's the top news, what's the top coins and I think a lot of people work here just to be on that morning call and this is because of me. I couldn't find the link, I was seven minutes late and now I am in shit. That's it. If you're not there five minutes after the call starts, you're out and once you're out, there's no way back into the call. Don't tell him, but I was 14 minutes late today. I don't think he noticed, so we'll see. Thank you if you are. Thank you if you're Kyle, Sheldon, Rand, Miles, I don't give a shit if you are. Anyway, let's carry on. In the military, there are people getting on. You see a few NBA players, you see a few pretty big gamers. It's too hard to use. I mean, if I lost like $20 worth of ease trying to do it, believe me, people have lost a lot more. Yeah, there's problems. We have major technical issues, as usual. I don't know what to do. I'm serious. Do I just go live like this? I'm luminescent. What else am I supposed to do? This is fun. It's important. We've got to do it. I don't know what to do. This thing is like we already meant to have started two minutes ago. And now Alistair's frothing here with excitement that there's problems. Look at him, salivating like a bloody Kardashian cameraman. Hi, Rand. We're having trouble with the green screen, getting it set. We're doing that thing where it's either the host or the green screen. Can I be adjusted your colour, your green for the preview? Yes. Preview. Wait, there we're back. We clicked preview. It worked. Now, on the black magic card, press the find button. On this thing? Yeah. That one? Yes, press that button. Okay, I'm there. It worked. Well done. You're a genius. This is why you own this company. He's not impressed. He's having his breakfast and matcha and we're late. What can we do? Guys, let's just quickly close off over here. Remember, we do have the morning call as well, which is right now. That is on the Banta Bubbles chart, the newsroom. You can go there. Sign in right now. The call has just begun. It's capped to, I think it's 500. So make sure that you jump in. I see someone says that Karl's going to be late. Yes, I'm going to be late. I'm still on the show. I'm paranoid if I'm late. I'm out. That's where you can hear Rand shouting at people. So if you find that a good time, then make sure you join. There is also a lot of alpha in the group. I've got a problem with it. The problem is that you're not accountable in any element. The language is done. I don't get my translations. The influencer campaign is two weeks old. I can't get involved in it. I just need results. Just need results. I can't get involved in the process. Can't get involved in managing the resources. That's what you need to be doing. So I've given you four things. Now you need to focus on those four things. One, the tech must work. No bullshit, no downtime. Make sure the tech works. You've had millions to know on this tech. No bullshit, no downtime. The ability to patch guests in seamlessly during the show is important. Can't carry on in the middle of the show, interrupting the show, not being able to share screens, audio is not coming through. That needs to be fixed like now. Your responsibilities are very simple. The tech in this office must always work. Must be seamless. I called me in, gave me more work and less time and layered through the deliverables and just basically said that none of the tech should ever give a problem ever again. And it's quite hard to agree to something like that because that's not how tech works. I don't need to know the process. I don't need to know the issues. Everyone else here gets their job done. They manage the resources to get the job done. I'm expecting the same from you. Okay? If I risk doing it and I mess it up, it's a big thing. So I need to get someone who's got the knowledge and has the experience to do it. It's a nice statement, but it's not possible. In some situations it's not. All I do is kid -shadow them and how hard I push on both sides. Is that just the reality of life? It's the reality of life. I don't hear it from anybody else. I don't hear it from you. I don't take it personally. I find as a teacher it's fascinating to learn, but if you're looking for compliments and you feel uplifted in your life, go somewhere else. 100%. And when we're doing this, is our life a reality show? Yes. Seriously, I'm going to be on a weekly reality show. Give them cocktails. You're going to do good stuff. You're going to get compliments, bro. No. Once a year. Give them cocktails. Life will get bad on you. James has had a very tough day. Nothing that a good cappuccino and what we call in South Africa, I've been here for a long time. I've been driving shows. I've been doing pretty much whatever. My job has evolved into pretty much everything here. I'm bored of driving shows. I've finally been off shows. I'm doing projects now. Projects for Cryptobancer. So influencer marketing, translating the languages, moving our broadcasting system over, then not only that, I've been keeping up with all of my stuff, following up on everything every day, but I've also been getting knocked out every day. Also getting a little bit of shit every day. But I also know from being here a long time, sitting here and arguing and making excuses doesn't help either of us. Long -term portfolio. Long -term portfolio. Yeah, it's more higher time frame for your stuff. Yeah, fair, fair. So long -term stuff, bro. So I'm going to help them build the ultimate portfolio. You know how I do that soldier sort of mechanism of understanding the different levels that your altcoins should be inserted into your long -term portfolio. So it's higher time frame portfolio plus strategies and you're preparing them mentally for the bull market and how they're going to act on it and what they're going to do when it comes, et cetera. Okay. Thank you. How long are you going to be? Not more than an hour. No more than an hour. It never stops, no? Working on the run is like, it is really, really, really hard. Some people can... If you don't do something right, you don't stay in your lane, you're going to get hit on hard. A lot of people can't take that. A lot of people will leave. I've seen many people come in and out of these doors that can't hold the pressure. He is a top businessman. He is a man that's savage in his industry and you've got to give him respect. There's a very small percentage of the planet that's got a nice vibe he has. JAMES' TROUBLE James, are you in trouble again? When am I not in trouble? James is always in trouble. Always. James is trouble. We had the disco moment, remember? Last week when Ranz Lightz went on and off five times. It happened again this morning for Kyle's show. But yeah. He didn't shit again. James is going to get fired. Look, I know it's tough here. This is a high performance environment. But if we're going to achieve our objectives, we can only have a high performance environment. But it's my responsibility to make sure that we are executing according to our vision. And our vision is to build a billion dollar business in less than three years. And to me, as I say, culture is the most important thing in a business. It's what separates good businesses from bad businesses. And I won't let the culture of this place decline. It's just not something that I'll do. I won't compromise on culture ever. It took me 17 years to build a $150 million business. I've done it before. This time it's actually about changing people's lives. And if you look at every single person that I work with here, they'll tell you their lives have changed. I don't think anybody's going to complain in three years when they're sitting on their yachts sipping on margaritas. They won't complain anymore. It's a single swim. That's all. So, Rand always striving for success. I think that's very, very good. That's the perfect leader that we need. Yeah, he's an incredible human, incredible business person. And his work ethic is unparalleled. So, I look up to that. I see him as a mentor. Because, I mean, I thought I worked hard. He has four kids and he still works harder than me, which is just mind -blowing. It's insane. So, yeah. What are you talking about? Yeah, so, obviously, Do's been under me and, like, within the business. He's been running the live training sessions. He was very, very afraid of being behind camera in the beginning. But I just had this feeling that he had to get his ass behind cameras. And I think he's more than just doing my charts on Discord. I think he should have a show. I think he will annihilate in the pool. Like, he's really good. But I feel a lot of our hosts are going to struggle in the pool. I think they do well in this market. I don't think they're going to do well. And I think we've got a channel that we're wasting. The fact that we don't have daily shows there. I think we're going to rebrand the channel, the other channel. I think I'm actually leaning towards Banter Plus. Because I think Banter Plus just says everything it needs to say. It's like, it's the better channel, it's plus, it's additional. Plus, it's the better channel. Yeah. If it says Banter Plus, if you're making a step -style channel, people aren't going to watch it. People don't watch the second league. People don't watch Formula 2. People don't watch. People want to watch the best. I promise you, bro. I'm going to move my show. I'm going to move my show to another channel. Soon. Rebrand and move. It's too much of a move. I'll do it when there's movement in the market and there's a full cycle. I'm going to jump. So you want two main channels? Sure. Why? What do I gain if I don't do it? I've got a channel. I've got two amazing channels instead of one. We'll rebrand a channel. Then you can try another show there. But you know, if you get onto the show, you sign a contract, because we don't want to build stars here that don't compete with us. Wait, you know. You know where my loyalty is. I know where your loyalty is. You know what they say. When you marry your wife, you're marrying your best friend. When you're getting divorced, you're getting divorced from the wicked witch of Eastbeck, bro. You can't even talk to her when you're getting divorced. That's what you've got to plan for. You know what I mean? We do have one. We do have one quick problem, and I need the banter fans' help with it, okay? Especially this sniper army. Run is considering his maybe, because we have a second channel coming up. Maybe Dylan should have his own show. So what I want you to do, I want you to go to Run's show today, and I want you to spam the shit out of the comments and say, Dylan must get a show. Dylan must get a show. Dylan must get a show. I love these altcoins. I just love these labels. I love these foods. I mean, I'm doing this stuff every day, and I'm so happy to share it with you every day. We're going to basically park there to pay, so you're going to have two powerhouses driving to one run. Yeah, that's the difference here, because a lot of people aren't there. What you do in the background is your deal. You guys are going so much at the end of it. You're not going to come... I just want to make sure that he has a show and that you... For as long as your show is growing and you have a lot of community... You think I'm good enough to have a show. I don't want to come here and sell one. more So, exactly, this is my point. I was always a reluctant presenter. So Ryan pulled me into the office. We were talking about the show and everything and the possibility of me getting one. It's not something I was always pushing and chasing myself, so it was quite strange to me when he told me I'm potentially not good enough. So, I mean, there is a difference between show business, obviously, and the content work that I do. I know my content is 10 out of 10. I'm not the most exciting or charismatic presenter, but I think I can get better. And I think I can prove him wrong. Yeah, so people want to know if I'm good enough or not. You just need to come look at my charts, really. I mean, look at this tweet. When everyone is getting all depressed, I said to them, Pump town coming for render even though there's a death cost, okay? Look at this. Bang. Perfect. Absolute perfection. Into the trend. TP time. We're out of this trade. Look at this one. Oil. Everyone was so bullish on oil. We got the short lie. We traded this oil completely live on the channel. Look at Rune. Called a short on the live into a banging resistance zone. I mean, there it is right there. Look at this camp. Looking so sad. Rune's coming down right to this zone here. At least 1 .4. Maybe even down there. So, it's all happening in here all the time. Just come look at my charts. They're here in the Discord as well. Look at this. Look at this DYDX. We said it's breaking through resistance. It was a big resistance zone. Looking for support to develop. Look at that. Bang. Now we're going to short this thing. So, you decide. Is my work good enough? I don't know. We'll find out. I like Dylan. Dylan I've known for a long time. In fact, Dylan's wife and my wife are actually very good friends. That's how we met. And when we moved into Banta, I brought him along for the ride. Because I just knew we'd find a spot for him. Now, the ball is in his court. We're giving him the screen. We're giving him the platform. And now he has to perform. And it's kind of cute to see how stressed he gets. Because Dylan's skin -haired beard. And now he's shitting himself in front of the camera. So, it's actually quite fun to watch it happen. We'll obviously support him. I want him to succeed. When you get to 50 shots, that's a lot better if you didn't have to have a phone. You want to embarrass him? Let me show you how embarrassing my first shoot was, bro. This is the first time I ever did fucking live. Live fucking TV, bro. I do really love you. Good luck. Good luck to 50 years. Welcome to Crypto Trader at the World's Best. How bad is this? How bad is this? This is basically true. I am Crypto Man Ryan. And I'll be your host. How bad is this? I'll be your host. You're a mess. I want you. I want you. I want you. I don't want you. I'm so bad. Just for everyone, I know how tough it is making content at this time when shit's happening. And when it's getting more and more and more boring. I'm starting to get my momentum back, which is why I think I'm going to cancel my career trip because I just can't afford a disruption in momentum. I think we need to use this time to build because you're like two green candles on Bitcoin and you know what happens, everyone's going to rush back. When that happens, a lot of changes are going to happen in this business. So the first bit of content we're going to do is Dylan's going to have a show. We're going to finalize all the agreements here, but Dylan will have his show.
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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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"Minutes past the hour we got a little extra time here Let's get to Dan Schwartzman who's looking at global sports So Dan the USA in an important match Yeah and they'll start in about an hour and a half or so It's a World Cup qualifier the U.S. plays Mexico at Estadio azteca they've never won there They've lost three times they've drawn three times as well Both teams are tied for second in the group of 21 points trailing Canada by four points The top three teams in the group automatically qualify for this year's World Cup The U.S. and Mexico lead Panama by four points with each team having three games remaining Now Panama is taken on Honduras while Costa Rica with Charles Panama being just one point he's playing Canada Euro 2020 winner Italy will be missing a second straight World Cup as they are stunned at home by North Macedonia one zero giving up the winner two minutes in a stoppage time of a World Cup qualifying playoff semifinal The loss is the first home defeat for the Italians in 60 World Cup qualifying matches Rain group the bank tasked with finding a buyer for Chelsea F.C. narrowing down the list of bidders by informing some that they would not be moving on to the next round Now some of those names had that had been notified include New York Jets owner and former ambassador to the UK woody Johnson and the Saudi media group that said that they had a $2.7 billion bid a final decision is expected at the end of April Spanish publication sport says that Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski would prefer a move to Barcelona if a new deal can't be reached for this existing club Before so say that barsa would prefer a brush and Dortmund star Ellen horland but would be interested in Lewandowski as a cheaper option if Portland Lance elsewhere On the season the 33 year old has scored 45 goals in 37 matches across all competitions Kyrie Irving will finally be allowed to play home games at Barclays center for the Brooklyn Nets as New York City has lifted the COVID mandate that has kept the unvaccinated star from playing at home The rollback of the mandate will also allow for unvaccinated Yankees and mets players to play home games at Yankee Stadium in city field when the season begins next month on the year in 20 road games Irving averaging 28 and a half points and 5 and a half assists The NCAA tournament continuing gets the sweet 16 matchup matchups for them 1130 to go in the second half Top seed Gonzaga trailing fourth seated Arkansas 45 to 42 16 minutes ago in the second half Number two seed Villanova leading 11 sea to Michigan 34 to 31 coming up later tonight Number two duke faces third see Texas tech meanwhile 5th CD Houston and number one seat Arizona are going toe to toe That's in the south region I'm Dan schwarzman that your Bloomberg world sports update Juliet Dan thank you so much Coming up We are going to chat to Paul Dobson Bloomberg executive editor for Asia market to discuss all the news of the day We're continuing to see this rally coming through in Japan's nikkei index up for a 9th session That is the longest winning streaks in September 2019 and despite the fact that you are starting to see a little bit of a gain in the yen which as course has we've been looking at has been holding at these 6 year lows We're also watching for possible BOJ intervention after we saw yield spike to the highest since 2016 This is Bloomberg Drivers who switch and save with progressive save over $700 on average and those savings add.
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"It is part and parcel to his reelection campaign, sharing that he's strongly supports law enforcement and showing that he is supportive of any sort of policy. It cracks down on Atlanta's crime bill that $90 million price tag for this new training complex. Do you think they'll have any trouble raising that kind of money? I think the private sector is more than a bit alarmed by The level of crime 100 homicides in Atlanta already this year Lenox Square, putting a curfew and basically place for teenagers to enter the mall without adult supervision. Um, that they will pony up. But I also believe there's an awareness that the Atlanta Police Department has been an antiquated facilities, both its offices and its training facilities for decades. Now we You know only after the Olympics finally moved them out of a decaying building in the midst of the Georgia State campus. They are scattered in multiple facilities around the metro area. But if we want to state of the art policing agency, and we want to do some of this training and de escalation and racial sensitivity on a grander scale than maybe offered by some of the regional police academies or the public safety training center for site We're going to have to build out that capacity City of Atlanta owns this land or has an agreement to lease this land that's in the cab county just outside. The city limits that was used historically as a prison for, um so there's a law enforcement time passed on the land, and it's It's in a somewhat remote location, and this facility would be about 80 acres. I was surprised by the margin. On the Atlanta City Council. But they just underscores the importance of this crime issue. And now it's cutting across all neighborhoods of the city and the mayor's words of support, which pointed out that it's not mutually exclusive to believe you can have Training and make a better police force it to relates to equity and racial justice and policing and the safer Atlanta on training As part of that. Let's touch on politics here. You're listening to our Sunday Morning Roundtable with Scott Slate, Greg Bleustein and Bill Crane. Greg how Herschel Walker is handling appearances now campaign appearances for his run for the U. S Senate. Yeah, not many at all. It has been all Fox News. Football and fundraisers. He has had some private fundraisers. He's gone. Fox News a few times to very friendly interviews, and he showed up at the kick off in Atlanta, Um to show up and Fox sports to talk about this upcoming college football season, very little else that we've seen, even even to the point where he has declined to comment on Major policy issues and and debates that other Senate candidates have jumped in on. So we're not hearing much from his campaign at all. Aside from a few scattered social media posts, Bill, you've advised successful statewide campaigns in the past. If you were advising Herschel Walker's campaign for the U. S Senate, what would you tell them? Start out in the hinterlands, where he's able to get a more welcome reception and How the issue position planks in writing to be able to distribute and hand out and some messaging training. And be ready to talk substantively. About what You're conservative principles are beyond the 3 to 5 mentioned in that two minutes. Introductory ad. Because we've got a number of issues coming before the Supreme Court that are somewhat litmus test for conservatives and Kind of work out to end. In other words, there the majority of Republican voters right now. Seem to be Outside of the mentor areas. And start building your strength on the on the and putting on the stump out state and work your way in and come in through secondary markets like making in Savannah and Augusta in Athens and Brunswick. Before you dive into the media market of Atlanta doesn't mean they won't come to you. But gives you time to strengthen your footing, just as you would as a football player and training to get ready in spring training, if you will, for the real show. Should we touch on the Fulton D A s investigation into the Trump campaign? Is there anything worth talking about there? Oh, yeah. The Fulton County Da's investigation into Trump's efforts. Alleged efforts to overturn last year's election is moving forward and we know he tried to overturn, uh, last year's election, But when I say alleged, I mean Whether or not he violated any criminal laws, right, But he committed a crime by pushing Brad Raffensperger to find enough votes to overturn his defeat. Um we've been told by people close to the investigation that Um, Several members of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger office have been interviewed, including Gabriel Sterling, who of course is gained so much same in the past year for debunking all these conspiracy theories. But also told that the Fulton County prosecutors are coordinating with federal investigators who are also looking in to the aftermath. Of Trump's defeat and how it how it helps spurred insurrection in January six January 6 of the U. S Capitol. And here we are just seven weeks in change away from the Atlanta mayoral election, another municipal races, Bill Crane, is anybody breaking out there. After we chatted earlier the week, Um safer Atlanta fund, which is connected to the Metro Atlanta Police Foundation, which is the main funder for that public, main private sector funder for that training camp. We just discussed Released a poll that showed it to be a kind of a two person race between Cosima reading Felisha more With Felicia more being in this distinctly second position with an eight person field, which is what you go into on the ballot. Um, but in a in a run off with the two candidates only on the ballot in this more when that contest so I still believe because of the crime issue and because of his name identification. Kasim Reed has a pretty sizable lead of the field. But of the remaining field numbers. The strongest second position right now is Felisha more with sharing game making an attempt to Solidify, um, the same kind of vote that Mary Norwood and former City Council president Cathy Willard drew In the last election,.
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"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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"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.
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"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.