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A highlight from Pack Wisely, Hunt Confidently: A Two-Part Series with Mike Kentner and David Merrell
"This episode of RadCast Outdoors is brought to you by P .K. Lures, Bow Spider, and High Mountain Seasonings. Fish on! Hey, RadCast is on! Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. This is RadCast Outdoors. Here are David Merrill and Patrick Edwards. Well hello and welcome everybody. Back to the RadCast Outdoors podcast. I'm David Merrill. We'll have to excuse Patrick Edwards today. He is traveling on the road and I am home between hunts for a momentary break in time. I actually was out trying to fill an elk tag this morning and was rather unsuccessful at filling a tag but had a great morning anyways. Fall is in the air guys. It's definitely time to get your gear, get out of the woods, and go enjoy it whether you're fishing, hunting, hiking, or backpacking. I've asked a former guest and another guest to come join us today. I've got Mr. Mike Kentner with me. Hello Mike. Hello. Glad to be here. Yeah, we were out looking for a few elk this morning and hiking around and I twisted his arm and said let's talk about what's in Mike's backpack. As you guys know I like to go hunting and over the years gear has changed dramatically from when I first started in the mid 90s and certainly from when you first started, right? Absolutely. In the early days we carried a fanny pack, nobody carried a backpack. Nobody had the idea Everly stock came out with I think to coin the phrase go in light come out heavy to be able to pack out when you went in. The early days we never did that. It's all kind of a newer concept in my world anyway. And I started in the scouting industry doing 50 milers and that kind of stuff so I had a pretty good grasp on what you should and what weight should be on how to navigate through the mountains. I had some orienteering, some compass, some basic survival under my belt, some first aid and some safety. But you have to put all that together and then you've got to start putting your backpack together and there is so many options now compared to when I first bought a $10 book bag from Walmart and put a few things in it and went hiking around saying man this and when we harvested stuff for the most part I threw a quarter on my shoulder and went hiking down the trail or I went and got horses or a dirt bike or a quad or a four wheeler but for the most part western style stuff it was I remember getting one of the very first real hunting backpacks I got was a fanny pack style. Yeah that's what we all started with back then we carried just the basic essentials maybe something to light a fire with, stuff to take care of your game if you put something down and then if you shot anything you walked all the way back to camp empty changed out for a metal frame and went back in for your meat. Yes and those metal frames have pretty much gone the wayside. A few guys still have them there's some companies making some really cool ones now and what you mean by metal is an external just a frame pack no bag attached nothing. It had a load shelf on it you set the shelf on tight most time they didn't have straps you had to use paracord or some kind of cord to tie your meat onto the pack. Now backpacks have obviously evolved the idea of backpack hunting has evolved and we're discussing a little bit today you know when I'm going on an expedition style Everest climb style hunt I'm taking a completely different kit than I am day hunting elk from the truck. Right everything down to I may use the same frame the same base frame but my bag load will be different I use a very small bag for my day hunts like today I use a 2800 inch bag for my day hunts and you go over a 6000 for a long hunt if you're going in for five or six days or more. Now day hunting what is your backpack in a way versus when the difference between a four day hunt and a ten day hunt you only have food difference you've got the same spotting scope the same shelter the same clothes for this kind of discussion a little bit we're basically going to talk day hunt or multi day now if you're talking four day or ten day that the only difference there is you're adding six extra days of food realistically same if I'm only going two nights then I might do something different but if I'm going for four to five nights I'm doing the same thing I would be doing if I'm doing ten to twelve nights. Yeah as far as your overnight gear still is pretty much the same. So that leads me to this first question is and I used to the first year or two elk hunting here in Wyoming I took my 7000 cubic inch bag just compressed it all the way down ran it empty and hunted with that but it stuck up so much higher than my head every time I duck under something I'm getting hung up so I switched to a 1850 Icon Pro from QU years ago I'm now running the Stryker XL from Kefaru that's my day bag and it's inch and then I throw a Sherman pocket and a guide lid and a claymore so now I'm like 3000 cubic inch but I don't have that completely full and we discuss this how full do you run your 2800 in day hunt mode? My day in day hunt mode is less than half full of what I pack and then I have plenty of room for jackets clothing depending on the weather any of that kind of stuff I'm gonna have in it but my base bag with my everything to take care of game and everything is less than halfway full. So some of the things that are in mind that I can think of is I always have a small first aid kit right nicks cuts scrapes burns some aspirin and then I have a kill kit usually involves I actually really like to use rubber gloves I grew up not doing it but when you're doing multi day multi hunt multi tags it's really nice to have a pair of rubber gloves to keep a little bit cleaner while you're processing but you definitely need those game bags I run six game bags how many do you run? Usually five I keep five in there for elk and big stuff it's always five and the reason guys I'm why running more than four quarter bags is well you've got neck meat back straps tenderloins I like to keep those two separate and what I've found is when we're doing either llamas or horses it's really easy even if we're backpacking and we've got to hang the meat away from bears I like to have all four of those quarters in their own bag and then I need two more for the rest of the stuff and sometimes I even like to grab another bag to put capes in. Yeah it's nice to have one for your cape if you're in the backcountry and you think you're going to have an animal mounted it's nice to have a cape a bag for your cape go as well so I usually carry like when I shot my bull this year I had six bags in me with me at the time so I have my five I primarily put meat in and then I have one backup one for the cape to bag it in so you need a good quality bags and quite a few of them. I don't typically pack water filtration in day hunt mode sometimes I like to run an algae and a bladder bag and I just fill that up in the morning and typically that's four liters of water I can pretty much make it through a day on that much water yeah I'm starting out a little heavier but I don't have to stop and pump during the day so do you what do you do for water in typical day hunt mode? I run bladder bags two liter bladder bags and so I usually run either one and a half or one liter and a two liter or two two liter bags so I'm running three to four liters and but I do carry the small Sawyer water filtration pretty much everywhere weighs under four ounces does about a pint at a time you got to refill the bag but it is a good way to get some extra water if you need it.
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"Everyone should experience at one time at least one time in the district matt kofax happy national gallery night wtop news sounds fun albeit past our bedtimes yes it is now two two more of these events are coming soon october's theme will be nightmare at the museum with a free outdoor screening of ghostbusters for more information and to see behind the scenes video of matt's experience go to wtop .com and i watched the video saw saw some pretty cool dancing in there much better than anything i could do does matt do the dancing matt is doing some dancing yeah a little bit i'll check it out a quick look now at the top we're working on it wtop with just five days to go before a federal government shutdown will update you on what's going on in congress what's next now that a tentative deal has been reached between hollywood writers
A highlight from Younger for Longer: Can You Slow the Aging Process? NOVOS Says Yes!
"This is the Art Beauty podcast where we are always reaching for truth and beauty. Remember the brands on the show are not paying to be here. So we get to ask them the questions that you want answered because you deserve to be informed so you can make the best choices for yourself. With that said, I'm Inver today. My fabulous co -host is Chris Maraboli. He is the founder of Novos. He is a biohacker, has an incredible story, an entrepreneur, a brain tumor survivor. So we are going to hear all about his journey. And then also he's going to tell us a little bit about aging and this concept of aging and biohacking, which I know that you are as interested in as I am. So with that said, we've got a lot to cover today. Let's get right into it. Chris, welcome to the show. Thank you, Amber. It's a pleasure to be here. So, you know, I have to say before we even get started, you have such an incredible background. Could you maybe tell a little bit about why you were so interested in health in the first place? Sure, well, it actually all began when I was 12 years old. I saw an issue of Men's Health magazine at the bookstore, and I decided at that moment that I needed to focus on my health. I wanted to be attractive to the girls in school. So I started exercising and eating a healthy diet at 12 years old. Wow, okay. And I did it every single day. I'd come home from school. And I would do pull -ups on the pull -up bar that my father installed in our basement. And then it was all the more shock to me that when I was 16 years old, I suddenly had a seizure while out on a school trip in New York City. And it turned out that it was caused by a brain tumor. And so that was the moment where my thinking completely shifted and my perception of health evolved from one that was the superficial side of health, of trying to be attractive and play sports well, to, excuse me, to one in which I understood that health was more complex than that. It was biology and avoidance of disease. And so that's when I decided that it would be important for me to try to focus on never laying in a hospital bed again, contemplating mortality, at least until my final days, hopefully at a very long time from then. And that started my journey and planted the seed for what is now essentially what I've created with Novos. I mean, so at 16 years old, to have such a brush with mortality, it certainly is life -changing. For anybody who's out there before we kind of move on, do you have advice or something that kind of got you through that time? You know, it's, for me, I chose, I made a conscious decision to look at the experience as a gift, as a gift from which I could learn, see aspects of life that others don't have the ability to see or at least won't see until much later in their lives. So I tried to find all of the positives that I could and reframe the experience rather than from a victim mindset of like, why me and the ways in which it may have hurt me, instead into an empowered mindset of what can I take out of this experience and what can I do with that? How can I live a better life as a result of this? Now, was that recovery, and I'm only asking, I had a good friend who also at a very young age had a brain tumor and it was a really tough recovery. I mean, he lost a lot of his speech, walking ability, which now has come back, but to be honest, not 100%. What was that like for you? For me, fortunately, I didn't really have that many long -term side effects. I'd say that the number one was my memory. It was shot, I remember the first year this was going into SATs for college. And I had a tutor who asked me to repeat a sentence that she had just read to me and I couldn't repeat the sentence. It was literally two seconds later and I could not repeat the sentence. That's how bad my memory was. And I had gone from doing very well in school and being in advanced classes to now being literally at the bottom of the rung, like struggling to even just remember a sentence. So it was really humbling and it taught me, excuse me, it really taught me, it showed me another side of life of disability and not being capable and really just opened my mind up in so many different ways, made me more empathetic.
Fresh update on "two seconds" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"On 89 bucks and 30 cents the barrel. We also have of course equities in play we've bond got the market there as you can see Treasury yields extending their rise. This price price action has really set up a difficult day for risk assets in this part of the world. We have this set off in long the end as well as again dollar strength a big concern for regional markets of course a lot of people will be wanting to hear what the Fed Chair Jay Powell says later this week. He's talking on Friday and what he's going to make of people asking him no doubt about whether this higher for longer interest cycle interest rates if you will or not one what it really means for the economy. Okay let's but just check in on other bond markets in this part of the world and get it over to Singapore because we have Avril hold that Avril take it away. Yeah Rish we're seeing how investors are recalibrating those interest rate expectations and those higher Treasury yields that momentum carrying through into the Asia Pacific. They're climbing on New Zealand as well as the Australian yields Japan also and the sell -off is not just in bonds we're seeing it in the Asia FX space as well as the yields on treasuries climb the dollar also rising Asia FX also getting hit and we are if we can just take a look at the next board just to show you how the dollar is faring that strength coming through there we are seeing the Japanese currency and Chinese the one hovering at really weak levels which prompted that verbal intervention from the finance minister yet again in Japan and the PBOC coming out with yet another stronger than expected fix on record let's take you to the mainland because we are seeing that weakness coming through from the property sector at the epicenter of it is Evergrande it has since missed bond payment and former executives have since been detained so really raising questions about the liquidation risk potentially and what this might mean for the for Chinese economy. Indeed, Rich. and that is Evergrande and it is this very subject that we're looking at now with this complex path to restructuring for is a Kevin King's Ricky's with us now you know former executives they apparently reportedly in tension here Kevin and the failure to repay an onshore bond also of course the thing is which way are things heading here because they want to restructuring or do they that's people asking are that question but how can you have a restructuring without perhaps issues of equity raising finances and debt getting more debt which is already got three hundred billion dollars worth of and nobody's going to lend them the money anyway so how can they possibly restructure exactly and that's the question what exactly does the government want out of all this because it seems as though with the probes that's going on we talked about the hang of one yesterday the two former executives that were apparently detained in recent weeks now to take a step back those two two executives the former CEO and the former CFO they left the company in July 2022 in the wake of that billion -dollar scandal where some security deposits were used as collateral for some loans by third parties they were pushed out more than a year ago so it seems that we're looking at some sort of criminal aspect to Evergrande we have the wealth some of the employees there last week were detained so it seems as though we have this government looking at the more criminal act potentially criminal aspects of this probe while at the same time still not doing much it seems to kind of help Evergrande get through this and try and get their homes built yeah that's the thing there's no rescue package this is also ahead of course of the industry looking forward to this golden week holiday which is traditionally one of its strongest sales periods yeah definitely for a week now where demand has still been low the August sales were bad we're waiting for the end of the week for September we think that despite some of the early month pop we got after the mortgage restrictions were eased that will see some similar declines as far as September sales and it doesn't bode well for demand home prices have been falling mortgage rates have been falling but it still doesn't show that folks want to borrow to buy new homes so there's definitely a problem here as far as what can actually stoke demand again Kevin it's course of not the only one to find themselves as a predicament I mean this is becoming a key credit event if you like got and what have coming we up in the next few days so we have green land today actually that people are voting on whether or to not extend all their dollar bonds by four years so perhaps if that gets through greenland is a state -backed builder so if it if the creditors there don't allow this debt extension to go through it's another sign just how much the creditors have like we're we need some sort of clarity some sort of definitiveness as to where exactly these developers are going and their ability to potentially even if we allow them extra time now are we just kicking the can down are we just just kind of forestalling the inevitable and we're never going to get the money back regardless given good stuff thank you very much indeed no doubt you're rather busy Kevin working through that China credit editor okay let's tell you about geopolitics I would though the European Union's chief trade negotiator warning that China's position on the war in Ukraine is hurting its global image as an investment destination I've got the Don Vosky's speaking earlier at a press briefing in Beijing China's position is affecting the image not only with European consumers but also with businesses over a third of EU companies in this country have indicated that China's position on the war is making it a less active investment destination China's response and its contribution to resolve resolving the war is a way that is important for us to Meanwhile Beijing telling Brussels to exercise caution amid the bloc's anti subsidy probe into Chinese electric vehicles Hope that the EU would exercise caution and to continue to keep its market free and open. This European consumers benefits green and local development of Europe and benefits global climate change cooperation Well let's get to what we can all make of it. Asia government and politics correspondent Rebecca June -Wilkins is with us and Rebecca let's let's unpack this with the first one with Ukraine of course being used here as perhaps a way of trying to make them go well Joldamit are taking your side and being clear of what they want. Now Fumio Kishida the Japanese prime minister recently said Ukraine is the future of Asia. I mean this has probably been one of the starkest assessments that we've had from an EU official over precisely what's at stake when it comes to Ukraine and is ambivalence on you know refusing to outright condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine and what we've seen Dobronsky do is really connect directly the implication of stance on Ukraine with the economic consequences pointing out that it's not just about global image but it's about businesses not wanting to return or invest in China as a result. A third of European businesses in fact he cited. Okay so that brings us to where it kind of began him that sort of maybe sparked off the four -day trip that he's just ended and that was their probe the European Union's probe into EVs and that's not been received well pleasantly in Beijing as it were. Yeah Beijing has accused the EU of naked and it is a shift the EU going ahead with a probe like this takes it closer to US policy which already has quite sort of protectionist restrictions around the access of Chinese automakers into its own market quite high tariffs in US the around 27 .5 percent the EU Beijing fears is moving closer to that and that's really the worry it is worth saying though that although we've had this sort of quite robust criticism from Beijing from vice -premier Charlie Pham on these types of policies from the EU the two sides are still talking they are going ahead with these vice ministerial level working group meetings as that China is also proceeding with similar meetings with the US on that front too and it does perhaps speak to this possibility that China has found that talking with US officials for example over the last few weeks has helped it has created some kind of moderation in the policies that we've seen and it that old ad goes in the UK it's good to talk anyway thanks very much indeed for that Asia government apologies correspondent Rebecca June Wilkins. UAW United Auto Workers Union president Sean Fain will reportedly join the president Joe Biden on the picket line in Wayne County Michigan let's get more on these strikes as global Business editor Karen Lee joins us now Karen a lot of back and forth between the suicides what's the likely impact here
A highlight from Episode 59 with Bill Goj on Life as a Dyslexic PhD candidate
"Hello there, and welcome to the Dear Dyslexic podcast series brought to you by Rethink Dyslexia, the podcast where we're breaking barriers and doing things differently. I'm Shaye Wiesel, your host, and I'm so glad you can join us. I'm a fellow neurodivergent, and I'm coming from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, where I live and work, and I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to all the tribes across our beautiful country and to all First Nations people listening today. Our podcast was born in 2017 out of a need to give a voice to the stories and perspectives of adults with dyslexia, and our voice has grown stronger year after year. We're now a globally listened to podcast with guests from all around the world. Join us for insightful conversations about living with dyslexia and other neurodivergences across all walks of life. Our special focus is on adult education, employment, social and emotional wellbeing, and entrepreneurship. We're excited to be bringing you this episode and invite you to like and follow us, or even better, why not leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform? So let's get started. Today, I am speaking to Bill, who is a PhD colleague of mine. And when I say colleague, we met through our PhD support group that we run through the foundation. And Bill is a peer, I should say, rather than a colleague. And I'd like to welcome him onto the show today where we'll be talking about everything to do with research and being dyslexic and trying to do a PhD. So welcome to the show, Bill. Thanks. Good to be here. Thanks for asking me. Thanks for coming along, especially because we've just spent the last half an hour chatting instead of doing our podcast. So, yeah, dyslexics get distracted. Yeah, we do very much, which I think is one of the good things about having our PhD group, because we get to talk about trying to do our PhDs, but also all the all the different facets of life that come with studying and being dyslexic. And you are studying a very interesting topic, one that blows my mind, because I can't do numbers at all. So how did you end up doing your PhD? What led you on this crazy journey of academia? Oh, wow. How do you sum it up? For those listening, I'm a mature aged student, but I'm like 50, over 50. In the summer. Yeah, thanks. And so I had I had decades of life in between. And school was horrible. And I have very few good memories of it. So, but I always loved learning. And I felt I was good at it. And I don't know, as I got older, I did little things through TAFE, because I wanted to do human resources. So I did the TAFE Diploma and I started doing the Advanced Diploma. And I topped the year. And this was like, late 20s. So suddenly, I was sort of in a situation where I wanted something, I applied to get into it. And it's all sort of like surprising how I sort of got into it. Because half of me is thinking, yeah, like, I'm gonna be able to do this. But I did. And yeah, I totally topped the year. suddenly And which opened a door that I didn't really believe was there for me in the past. And then I sort of thought, I can do this. And it wasn't until recently, I suppose, in my recent life, that I got into a situation where I could choose what I wanted to do. So in kind of an odd kind of a way, it's like going back in time. And I was fascinated by, I do a PhD in marine biology. So I was fascinated by animals and, you know, the marine life and stuff like that. And suddenly, when I went to university, I was looking at applying, it quickly became a reality that I could almost or pretty well apply for any degree I wanted. you And, know, from someone who like failed, you know, year 12 and dropped out, dropped out because they were failing it and failed grade two and stuff like this and hated school. This was like, one of those epiphanies of, oh my God, I can do my dreamers. So I turned into a kid again and picked marine biology and at every, I didn't really think I could do a PhD in it. I didn't even know what a PhD was, to be honest, even though my dad's a doctor, I didn't know. So as I went through it, I figured, oh my God, I could do this and I'm really good at it. And then I got into the honours and then the dyslexia thing started hitting a bit. And then I wasn't sure that I could do a PhD, but everyone else thought I could. And so I was like, that's good enough for me. Let's give it a go. And here I am. I've got lots of questions to ask you, but going back in time, you said school was horrible for you. So we're of an elk where diagnosis just did not exist. So were you diagnosed as an adult as well when you were doing university? Yeah, so my dad is a retired doctor, psychiatrist. So there's a bit of understanding in terms of neuro differences. And, you know, my mum was just like, my child is smarter than failing grade two, except by grade two. So I forgot the question, Shay. This is me. This is a very dyslexic me thing of like getting totally sidetracked. I'm so sorry. No, now what was the question? I think the question was around diagnosis. Were you diagnosed like I was because we're older and there wasn't such a thing. I don't think I'll just see a diagnosis back on the room. So I'm so random. I was so random. Anyway, so, so, so, yeah, look, so, so there's something wrong with what the school thought I was like because they just thought I was dumb and stupid and lazy and that type of thing. And I what could do, because I could say or tell them all of my parents, all about animals and my mum would be in the car going, oh, what's this plus this? You know, and there'd be big numbers and stuff and none of the adults could do it. And I just pop and go and say it. And they'd be like, this there's a disconnect there. So so my mum sort of could pick this. There's something different about me. So so they got me tested in a time where I know someone could qualify this. But, you know, I reckon half the people as described to me didn't even realise dyslexia existed. And some of the teachers, like half teachers would be like, no, it doesn't. That's rubbish. But she got me assessed then. But I lost that assessment at university. They asked for an assessment and I'm not even sure they would accept assessment from me since I was like late forties at that stage. And the assessment's 12. So I tried uni the first semester because when I did that course in the past, I told you about I never told anyone I was dyslexic. And I tried it, but after the first semester, it became very clear that you could pretty well wipe off maybe 20 to 30 percent of my grades off of every single subject just before I started it because of my disability. And it became obvious in second semester that to give me a chance to actually do well in it, I needed to say, hey, I've got a disability and to get acknowledged, I needed another testing. So I got tested twice and hey, the assessments align very neatly, which is interesting over 30 years later. That is interesting. I've always wondered if I should get reassessed because at the time I was going through my divorce, so I was in really bad state. So I wonder if there'd be any improvements now or and trying to do my PhD. Surely I've improved somewhat with my writing, but it would be interesting to see. And it's interesting that you say 30 years difference that they still pretty much aligned. Yeah, well, that's that's a really interesting point, because they aligned in terms of the the how the different psychologists, one was done by one. The other one was assessed by two. And the two reports align in the sense that they talk about how, you know, the deficits you have and they sort of value it. And those values were basically the same. What was fascinating about it, I found that in these two reports, this is kind of one of those things. And I'm happy to, you know, share them with you, because I think that I just think that's fascinating is is that I read better, you know, and so I had improved, which is a really it was brilliant. And that was just like, you know, that was like that. That was that was amazing. And, you know, you know, and it sticks in. It's one of those things that I think we're talking about before the podcast out of memory and stuff. It sticks in my head that I was told I'm read like a 15 year old. And I was just like, that is better than I'd ever been assessed or, you know, thought I was ever doesn't mean I comprehend the same way. I can read as fast as 15 year old. I won't recall most of what I read if I read that fast, though, to be to be blunt. But I still when you test that basic thing and time it, I can still regurgitate the words without sort of really soaking it in when I'm reading. And this is complicated. I don't get it myself. But but yeah, so that was interesting is is the progression you make in that and things that they pointed out when I was young, which which I think is is frustrating. And the problem with testing people so young is that they pointed out that they couldn't really tell if I was trying or if I wasn't trying when I was reading. You know, I mean, because by 12, I suppose I had a lot of hang ups, you know, bullying and harassment, reading out loud stuff like this. So they put that we're not sure whether this is a true assessment of certain certain things. And so it's great having that one later, which basically said, no, no, these are these are exactly the same. And they hadn't read my old report because I couldn't find it. So it's interesting to see an independent assessment over 30 years later, just saying, yep, you are this, this, this, this, this. These are your deficits and going, wow. You know, that's they are there's no denying it. It's interesting. There's two two points, hopefully, that don't drop out of my head. As I'm saying, it's starting to drop out of my head is, you know, we can improve, even though we our brains are predisposed to difficulties in reading, that we can improve and the importance of early assessments and interventions so that children have the best opportunity they can to manage their disability and to build skills around it. But also and we're getting way off topic. Sorry. No, no, don't apologize, because it's important. And it's the conversation around assessments, particularly when you go into higher ed and you have to have that assessment. But the like how they couldn't decide whether it really was your dyslexia that was impacting you or whether part of it was this is in my terms of baggage that you brought, because by the time you were 12, you'd gone through all those difficulties. And that's why I had. Yeah. And for me, it was such anxiety to think I was being diagnosed at 27 with this disability and how was my life going to change it? I'd taken all this back. I knew I had all this baggage in. And every time I did the testing, because it was over a few weeks, I'd go and sit in the car and I cry before I went home. Because it's like, oh, my God, there's something wrong with me. And so it's interesting. I wonder, you know, again, the importance of having an assessment when we're younger, like even before we hit preteens, because we're not carrying so much baggage and maybe it is a true reflection or maybe it doesn't matter, because like yours demonstrated, regardless of the age difference, you still those primary challenges were still there. Yeah, yeah. Look, it's I mean, I found a lot of benefit from doing it. I but you know, obviously it's a novel thing. I mean, you can't go back in time. But I mean, now now I think I mean, you'd be better positioned, of course, to tell me me actually what they're doing. But, you know, they're assessing kids a bit better now. And it isn't a part of the part of what happens in school in grade one or two or something that they are they are assessed for reading and writing skills, you know, potentially which would show up us. But it's not a formal assessment. So it's not something you can compare it to. Some some states, I think, are bringing in phonics checking in grade one. Yeah. Which starts to give an early indication that children might be starting to struggle. But I mean, normally dyslexia typically shows up in grade two onwards when we're starting to put sentences together and to read whole words and bigger words. Yeah. So whether grade one, I'm not I mean, yeah, I know that some states are looking at bringing in or they already are. Whether it's too early, I'm not sure. I wouldn't want to comment on phonics. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Look, look, you explain things so much better than regarding this. Oh, well, it's it's an area I don't like to step into very often. But you got I don't want to sidetrack the conversation because it is around how we get into doing our PhDs. But the assessment process is really important. And you had to demonstrate by the time you got into higher ed that you did have dyslexia and disability. And so there's two I guess there's two questions. One is around how do you self advocate once you get through to a PhD level? Because what I've found is that supervisors, there's an there's a misconception that if you're dyslexic, you're never going to get to that level. And I don't know that from that I hated my speech degree and wasn't until I did my masters that I actually started to really love learning and see I could learn. And I just had in my head, I just had to do a PhD. And I don't know whether it was because I wanted to prove to people that I wasn't dumb and that I was succeeding in academia because I'd struggled in my life. It was just in my head I had to do it. I didn't know what I was going to do it in. Originally, it was going to be on Aboriginal communities and that space I love working in. And then finally, it ended up being in dyslexia. But how do you like everyone told you you could do it? So you said I was going to do it. Is that what drove you? Is it to see what's behind the desire to do your PhD, I guess? It's a long window. Yeah, look, look, it's really holistic. And I mean that in, you know, holistic and holistic, you know, both. There's there are a whole lot of things here. I mean, I, I love learning about this stuff. It's like an addiction. it's, It's, it's, it's something which I mean, even without doing study, I'm still, I still do it anyway. You know, I'll still sit there for hours and watch a bug climb up a tree and see how it does and why it does. And, you know, I can't get those out of my head. So, so to me, it was a really natural progression in that sense. The barrier was always dyslexia. I see it as, or dyslexia or something which, which indirectly came from the dyslexia. You know, so having everyone say, so me really wanting to do it because it was just, it's just a continuation of what I do. So it's like, it's like getting the opportunity for someone to pay you to do what you just love doing anyway, even though they make you do certain things like write a lot that you hate. You know, they also make you read like all this research on it, which you love, you know, it's just like you, you, you imagine it and you see what they're doing in your head. Like, yeah, you can really, you can see it and feel it. And you relate it to all those experiences you've had. And it's just, it's just a really, it was just a really sort of like joyful thing for my brain to do in that sense. And it makes the struggle of reading worthwhile. So before I was getting a whole lot of, you know, you know, assistance and, you know, before I was really tapping into the text to speech programs like that, the pain was so worth the benefits. And that's just because it's like an addiction. And that's probably a good way to describe it, because, you know, you know, addiction might not just be the chemicals, it can be the process, the your environment and the whole of other things. And to me, it's just me. And this is the cool thing about sort of like the way I see it as I became a kid again, because these were, this was my escape. One of the escapes I did from the torture of school. It was, you know, and home. And it was, it was, it was really, it was, I only have good, strong, good and wonderful memories from learning about bugs and animals and fish and stuff like that. And and so the PhD basically was somebody just said, hey, look, you know what you you want to do as a dream? You know, you can do that. Here you go. And then which made it when it felt like it was getting taken away from me at some stage because the supports really aren't there at PhD. It made me fight to the death, you know, and I hate using that word. That was really how strongly I felt about it. I wasn't going to give up once, once somebody gave me that carrot. It's that's my carrot, you know, this bunny is angry. And I would like, I want to come back to self -advocacy. But it's interesting you say it's like an addiction, because originally when I wanted to do a PhD, I was like, yeah, that's just something in my head I have to do. But I completely resonate with you when you're it's like you're in your flow and your purpose, like for me. And like even when my mum was dying, I was still writing my papers, still doing my thesis and people say to me, why are you doing it? And you kept saying, take a break. And I said, but that for me, that is where I find my purpose and my passion. And I know the work I'm doing is is going to make change for people. And 100 percent. And I really resonate with that addiction word, because it does feel like it, because you're constant. Like, I just love it. And I keep saying to people, I'm going to do go on and do my prof doc or do another PhD and everyone, because I don't get paid like you. It's all voluntary, six years of voluntary PhD. That's dedication. And but I just love it. And I can't explain it because it's so hard. Writing is so hard. I'm terrible at it. But the concepts and being able to go out and talk to people about what I'm finding in Australian first research, that's the stuff that just drives me to keep going. Yeah. Oh, look, a quick example. We'll get back on track. But this when I was doing what was it? It was it was my undergrad and I was falling behind in stuff. It was my third year, I think I was falling behind and stuff. And I just asked for an extension for my now supervisor. I think it was undergrad or it was undergrad, whether it was honours or not, I'm not sure. Anyway, so my supervisor, my to be supervisor and she said and I was I was volunteering for another scientist. I'm doing all this work, all this work. And she came and goes, What are you doing here? You've asked for an extension, you know, for this work, because you don't have enough time to do it. And here I come in and you're doing volunteering work for somebody else on some other non -related project. Bloody bloody bloody blah. And my response to her was, this is how I relax. Don't take this from me. Don't take this away from me. And and I was so like scared of it being taken from me that she felt it like she's amazing. My supervisor is amazing that she was like, OK, and left me to it. And that's that's it is it's it's it was my she was taking my hobby, you know, and I needed that. I need that to distress. And I needed that to to get my head back in track and to try and so I could get back on the horse and punch it again and sit there for hours trying to write this thing and doing my head in and reading, blah, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, it's funny that our self -care is doing something that is so hard for us. I know, I know. But isn't it great? I mean, haven't we just picked the best careers ever? You know, you know what I mean? It's it's it's a funny life just moves you in funny ways. Well, because I've been meaning to do do a Facebook live in our Facebook group, the other one and our community. And it's about my husband says that I've got an addiction of buying books. And I do every time I go to the post office like, what are you going to the post office for? It's another book, but I really do need it. So chapters out of different things.
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A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
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"It says 2000, so I must think the 2000s, but I could be wrong though. Yeah. Yep. So I really don't know what year that was. Um, 2003, 2003, and that adapt, I think my daughter was three or two, two or three, and my son was three years older than that. So he could have been, Oh, okay. So three plus probably around six or seven, but yeah, that was a long time ago. Excuse me guys. My eye was, my eye is itchy. All right. So that movie was great. Um, what are some more that came out in the 2000s? Tour Story. Got it. Another Pixar, right? Disney. Disney. Pixar. They own them. Yeah. At that time, think about it guys, what's nostalgic about that time is that Disney was doing kid movies. All right. Now I don't know what they're doing. Well, they still do. I guess they still do them. Um, well, who did? I'm trying to complain. Just came out to Barbie. Uh, that's not even the kid. I don't know if that's a kid movie. I don't think, I don't, I don't know if that was, that's Disney. I'm not sure. But you're right. Disney was a lot of them really focused on animation. Yeah. Back in those days. They dealing with a lot of other things now. Marvel now they got Marvel and some other stuff going on, but yeah, what else we got? We got Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump. Remember that? Oh, the Titanic. Y'all remember the Titanic? Clueless. Mm hmm. That was a big one. Home Alone. Yeah. When was the first? Let me see. I might have to research it. The first Home Alone.
A highlight from Vitalik Was Hacked! (Beware Of The FOMO!)
"Snapped in, hit that button, they signed in, and they connected their wallet, and next thing you know, they got drained from this Vitalik hack. Some people weren't patient, and they saw Vitalik tweet out a link, and they impatiently just snapped in, hit that button, they signed in, they connected their wallet, the next thing you know, they got drained from this Vitalik hack, everybody. But, it wasn't his wallet that got hacked. It wasn't his bank account that got hacked. But his ex -account did get hacked, everybody. Ethereum co -creator Vitalik Buterin's ex -account reportedly breached. Hacker makes away with $690k. Do they stop there on purpose? Almost $700k, folks. You can see he was leading to a left of $690k. As per Decrypt, the breach happened on Saturday. A post surfaced on his feed promoting NFTs from a software provider, ConsenSys, which turned out to be a scam link displayed to his almost 5 million followers and asked victims to connect their wallets to mint the NFT. Instead, the hacker gained access to the funds. I believe a couple punks got stolen, so most of what got stolen was NFTs, folks. So just got to be careful out there. Maybe people don't have a whole bunch of ETH on a wallet, but they have some NFTs, and so they're out there. They're just clicking things. They're linking things, and it didn't end up going well for those people. So you got to be careful clicking links out there, folks. I think it was a little bit of a FOMO. If I'm guessing what, if you see an hour -long post or, you know, and maybe, but when you see it's, you know, you refresh by following, and it's a 14 -second link, you might go ahead and click that because, oh, you know, only 5 ,000. Maybe they go get claimed. You go on Etherscan. You see 17 people did it in the last two seconds. You're just going to FOMO in. You got to be careful out there. It happens. It does happen. It happens. I don't think that includes the values of the stolen punks. I thought it did. I'm not sure. We'll look more into that as this story has time to digest everybody. Just here to talk about, okay, Tim. Tim and the investing bros are out there, 9 to 10 AM, everybody. You can check that out. All right. Ethereum creator Vitalik, co -authors paper detailing method for weeding out dishonest crypto users. Here you see an Ethereum coin floating in an aquarium for some reason. Him and four additional authors detail how privacy pools can be useful in weeding out unscrupulous crypto traders. Oh, that's a pool. That's not a pool I would want to go into. Give me a bunch of chlorine. Give me some salt. I don't want critters and plants growing in there. In a lengthy thread, one of the co -authors, Amin Soleimani of Privacy Pools, further explains how the protocol works and how it can help issues experienced by users of sanctioned Mixer tornado cache, which is deemed a national security threat in 2022 and banned in the US. With Privacy Pools, users can publish zero -knowledge proofs that their withdrawal originated from an association set that excludes known illicit deposits. In theory, this allows users to prove regulatory compliance and still maintain privacy while using public blockchains. Paper concludes the privacy regulation may be compatible despite generally being perceived as contradictory. I have one issue with this. I guess you could put it as some sort of thing where an association set that excludes. But what's stopping someone from getting four ETH that is from stolen funds from the Lazarus group and then dusting everybody and dusting 10 ,000 wallets with the stolen ETH? Would you then, you know, render those wallets obsolete? Or what if it scaled up? And what if a million people did it a million times a day, what would that look like? So I don't know what that's going to look like. So we have this awesomely photoshopped picture right there. I think that was taken January. Anyways, SEC files appeal against Ripple as legal battle intensifies, levels allegations against Ripple, accusing the company of stalling resolution to preserve unregulated sales. SEC is urging the court to speed up the proceedings. Gary is saying, you need to get a green light, let's go. SEC makes a compelling case for streamlining the proceedings, emphasizing the imperative and efficient resolution. Meanwhile, Ripple stands firmly in opposition, invoking questions of law and strategy, saying, hey, guys, we need time to plan for our appeal here, while the SEC is steadfast in its resolve to scrutinize both, I think it's supposed to be programmatic sales, not pragmatic. Pragmatic just means that makes sense to do it. XRP fanatics would say it's always pragmatic to buy XRP. I think it's supposed to be programmatic here. Programmatic sales and other XRP exchanges for goods and services. Ripple, on the other hand, plans to deny the regulators a request for repeal. Why does this matter? The SEC's decision to appeal the ruling is a development in the ongoing legal battle between the agency and Ripple. The case outcome could have a major impact on the cryptocurrency industry, as it could set a precedent for how the SEC regulates cryptocurrencies. Guys, we're going to see more and more of these, you're going to have the, let me use this word right here. Yeah, I didn't want to say it because you're going to have a, it's basically a pickleball game. It's going to go back, it's going to go forward, it's going to go back, it's going to go forward. I don't have a law degree, because I don't have a, I can't explain to a five -year -old what this means. The SEC has filed its reply memorandum in further support of its motion to certify interlocutory appeal. Of course. When you say it like that, it just means, oh, of course. Basically what it means is, hey, stop, no you stop, no we stop. And then as we get closer to the real news, we'll start letting you know. But this is going to be a mini -month process, I don't see anything happening really, really quickly with this. All right, let's talk about the XRP market cap though. Is it up? Is it down? It's down. It is down. It's down big. Down big, folks. Bigly. Billions. Just one, actually. XRP one erases billion from its market cap in one week. What is this? Is this a towel? Is this a blanket? Is this a car cover? I was thinking the same thing. What is it? I want that swath of cloth. I don't know where it goes, but I just want that swath. Give me that swath. All right, as long as I can stop a moth from my swath of cloth, or maybe it's a cheese cloth for a broth. I don't know what it's for, folks, but anyways, let's get right into the story here. As the sell -off, we're going to go right into this, get ready, Kelly, get ready. As the sell -off continues across the wider cryptocurrency sector, XRP is no exception, having lost over one billion from its market cap in a matter of mere days, despite efforts to increase liquidity by unlocking a billion XRP from the Ripple's escrow system. Yeah, because let's increase liquidity by dumping a billion. That'll work, right? Whoa. No, I think maybe people saw that as a sell the news event there. From Ripple's escrow system and later relocking 80 % into two escrows, guys, they dump, and then the escrow usually sucks up a portion. Most of it. But then when you're not looking, then when you're not looking, that escrow account will dump a little. It'll sprinkle a little here and there. You're like, wait a minute. This is really interesting. You know, I obviously looked really far into XRP's Soconomics when I did the XRP price prediction video, which was actually the best one of them all, and this whole bit about how they unlock a billion XRP every month, and then it's, you know, an X amount, whatever percent, normally it's more than 50%, normally 70, 80 % gets sucked back into a different escrow account, but there is no determining why whatever amount gets pulled back. If anyone knows the answer to that question, please, by all, please let me know. It's Optics. I've thought about it. I think it's an Optics thing. Okay. It sounds really good. Look, we have, I don't know, what is it, 46 billion left, something like that, maybe, yeah, probably around 46, 47 maybe, they have 47 billion left and they dump a billion a month. That sounds pretty bad, but then when you interject this, oh, but we have this entity that just vacuums up 75 % every time. It doesn't sound as bad, and also Ripple, they probably want to make some money selling some Ripple 49 months from now, 50 months from now, 60 months from now, 100 months from now, 200 months from now, and the way they do it is they just suck it into that escrow account. Right. But I'm just saying sometimes it's 70%, sometimes it's 80%, sometimes it's, there's no, I get what you're saying, but there's no rhyme or reason to how much they pull back, and that has always just confused me, especially, people want to project, what will the supply be by 25%, what will the supply be by 30%, and when you have really weird kind of random things like this, it kind of leaves a lot of us stretching our heads, like how are we supposed to figure this out, and the answer is you don't, because it's up to them. No, so you're wondering, like why do they leave 20 % instead of 80 % or 1%, I think they do a little bit of... They change it every, they do it once a month, and it's different every time, it's different every time. It's crazy. I think it's, they think what the markets can absorb. Right, that makes sense. Yeah. That's probably more of a gut feeling. Sure. It's just there's no rhyme or reason to the numbers. There's probably some math quant that they have in a dark closet, and they're like, all right, how many can we, all right, 248 million. And then they shut the door and they see him in 30 days. They throw some Vienna sausage cans at him, probably try to hit him in his head. All right. Refill his water. I like it. I think that's exactly what happened.
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A highlight from Bitcoin Crashing LIVE! (Vitalik Hacked)
"Welcome to Discover Crypto, everybody. Today is September 11th. Yes, September 11th. It is 11 .34am. You may notice a new change. A little different colors over here. Maybe a little bit of a different logo right there. But we still have the same squad. We still have the same people. We still got AJ. We still got Drew on the ones and twos in the corner. Me and Drew are one step closer to eating MREs. It's going to be fantastic. Guys, we're going to talk about SEC. We're going to talk about XRP. We got an ETH hack. Vitalik got hacked. Did ETH get hacked? Is all your ETH gone? So we're going to talk about the Vitalik hack. Also, FTX. What do they hold, everybody? But guys, we're going to have another video coming out pretty soon. Probably what? After the live stream. Do we know when that's going out, Drew? I'll have to check. We'll have to check. We'll have an answer by the end of the show. We have a video explaining a lot of things, explaining everything. We just hope that you watch it. We'll share it. When as soon as I get the tweet, I'll share it to everybody. But let's just get right into the show. Does that sound good to you, AJ? That sounds great to me. AJ, you look fresh today. You got the gel. You got the cool shoes on. You look tan. You look glowing. How was your weekend? I went to the first round of SMX in Charlotte, North Carolina, working for my weekend job, which is for Racer X Magazine. It's a very well -known motocross industry kind of thing. And I had an absolute blast. Caught up with a bunch of my friends. Spent way too much time in the sun, but hey, probably needed it. And the race was great. I'm excited. I might be going to the last round in two weeks in LA. Oh, did you see Johnny Crypto out there? Nope. He's the other motocross. Guys, we see Bitcoin is dumping. Okay, we're going to look at the charts pretty quickly. We might even bump it up a little bit just to get into it. Let's just pull it up. Let's just get right into the show, everybody. Yeah, you can see a fresh little dump. Let me hit refresh because, guys, it is not looking great on the short term. And even when you zoom out, you're going to see that we kind of broke some key levels. This is the 24 -hour chart for Bitcoin. Currently, we're coming in at $25 ,118. But if you look at the 7 -day, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. We've been trading in this range. We spiked above it, but you just see that flat, flat range. And we go to the 14 -day. In the 30 -day, it looks even more sharp. Just hanging out, hanging out flat, and then we drop below. Let's go to the 30 -day. You see, we haven't fallen below this level in a while. And if we keep going, you'll see even more of the same. Back about around 3 months ago, we dipped down into the $24K level. So as long as we stay above this area, I'm not going to feel super, super scared. Now, you see the dump, AJ. Are you feeling a little worried, a little fear here? Well, I know Kelly is doing TA, but Drew, if you go to my chart really fast, one thing I just want to point out is that this line right here, this yellow line, what I talked about last week, the $25 ,300 area, that is a super important support resistance line from way back here, right? And if we lose this line, I am pretty worried moving forward. Very, very worried moving forward. I'm probably looking to fall to $23 ,000s, maybe worse. But I've been saying it for a while that this line is my make or break right now. So let's hope for the best. And that's Marcus. Wait a minute. What do you got going? Is that trading view or a puddle filled with oil? I didn't clean it up, but this is Lux Algo. With Market Cipher, I run a lot of stuff. It looks like craziness to you guys, but it makes sense to me, but I'll clean it up for next time. It looks like the console from a 1980s sci -fi movie where they showed NASA desk. That's what it looks like. Let's look at the rest of the market here. We have Ethereum down as well. If we pull up this level, you can see we're now at $15 .59, dropping down everybody. We do the same thing we do with Bitcoin. You see we're hitting some levels we haven't seen in a while. And if you go down, we're actually lower than we were three months ago. Bitcoin fell below where we were three months ago. Ethereum is, I mean, held above. Ethereum is falling below, so losing some key areas right there. The 180 day doesn't look better. But when you go to the one year, it doesn't look quite as bad. And it does the same thing for Bitcoin. You click on the one year, it feels bearish. We've been trading sideways. Everything just feels bad. But you click on that one year, kind of puts things in perspective like, okay, maybe it's not all over. Maybe we are on an uptrend on the long term here. All right, let's look at some more coins here. We have BNB down 3%, XRP down 5 whopping percent, everybody. It is down basically the whole week here, down 6 .2%. Keeps growing by. We see Cardano finally broke out of that 25 cent range, been stuck at 25 cents. Now it is below. Am I going to look to buy some cheap Cardano? Maybe not. I might hold off and look for some different alts there. We have Solana down 2 .3 and then TonCoin down 5%. We're going to go to the top losers and have an idea. This is not going to look great. The top gainers, probably going to be stable coins. I don't know. I haven't clicked it myself. Let's see what we got. We have one coin. No, wait, whoa, gold. Gold is up and optimism is up. I don't even know if we should count PAX Gold. So we have one crypto essentially that is up. That is optimism. And then we have a couple gold pegged stable coins that are down. If we go to the top losers, we have RollBit down in the double digits, everybody. I hope you pulled some profits because we are down 27 % on the week. Arbitrum down 14 % on the week and Apecoin down almost 14 % of the week. Apecoin down almost 7%, Arbitrum down almost 10%. Huobi down as well. Radix. Radix always has to get in that top five of gainers or losers. And you can see you kind of hit the mark there. All right, anything standing out to you in the markets? Are you looking to buy some or are you looking to maybe see if we go down lower? I'm waiting to see what's going to happen, especially with the support resistance line on Bitcoin. I'm being patient right now. I'm being patient. I'm sitting out. Yep. All right. Well, some people weren't patient and they saw Vitalik tweet out a link. And they impatiently just snapped in, hit that button, they signed in and they connected their wallet. And next thing you know, they got drained from this Vitalik hack, everybody. But it wasn't his wallet that got hacked. It wasn't his bank account that got hacked. But his ex -account did get hacked, everybody. Ethereum co -creator Vitalik Buterin's ex -account reportedly breached. Hacker makes away with $690K. Did they stop there on purpose? Almost $700K, folks. You can see he was leading to a left of $690K. As per Decrypt, the breach happened on Saturday. A post surfaced on his feed promoting NFTs from a software provider, ConsenSys, which turned out to be a scam link displayed to his almost 5 million followers and asked victims to connect their wallets to mint the NFT. Instead, the hacker gained access to the funds. I believe a couple punks got stolen. So most of what got stolen was NFTs, folks. So just say you got to be careful out there. Maybe people don't have a whole bunch of ETH on the wallet, but they have some NFTs. And so they're out there, they're just clicking things, they're linking things, and it didn't end up going well for those people. So you got to be careful clicking links out there, folks. I think it was a little bit of a FOMO. If I'm guessing what, if you see an hour -long post or, you know, and maybe, but when you see it's, you know, you refresh by following and it's a 14 -second link, you might go ahead and click that because, oh, you know, only 5 ,000. Maybe they go get claimed, you go on Etherscan, you see 17 people did it in the last two seconds. You're just going to FOMO in. You got to be careful out there. It happened. It does happen. It happens. Don't think that includes the values of the stolen punks. I thought it did. I'm not sure. We'll look more into that as this story has time to digest, everybody. Just here to talk about, okay, Tim. Tim and the investing bros are out there 9 to 10 a .m. Everybody, you can check that out. All right.
A highlight from Could This Cause Ethereum To 20X? (XRP Settlement Coming?)
"You know who's the star of 2021? Some say it was Ethereum. Ethereum, you know, blew up, had huge, huge gains, outsized relative to Bitcoin, but then when it fell, also fell outsized relative to Bitcoin. Well, it looks like ETH is trying to get another ETF on the board here. You know, got a lot of companies that started with Bitcoin, and now we have VanEck officially starting the clock for a spot Ethereum ETF. Bloomberg expects more ETFs to be filed in the coming days. The race for the spot ETF has officially begun after the Chicago board options exchange will ultimately start the clock for an SEC decision. Let's see, they filed these to be listed on CBOE's BZX exchange as the Chicago board options exchange and a pair of tweets. Looks like as opposed to the previously submitted filings, this filing means that the countdown is now in motion. The race is on saying, guys, this is a long, long deadline for now. We're not talking about next month. We're not talking about next week. We're talking about March of next year, three, two, three, three, two, three, two, four. No, no, five, two, three, two, four there. Keep scrolling, keep scrolling. ARK Invest and 21 shares teamed up to file the S1 of the SEC on the 2021. They were trying to do this years and years ago, but now maybe the SEC might take it seriously. On the 17th, SEC reportedly singled its intention to approve Ethereum futures products, while several firms including Grayscale and BlackRock are currently fighting to get the spot Bitcoin. So we have ETH futures, spot Bitcoin, and now we have spot ETF in the process right now. All right, so what is going to happen, though? Some people are saying approval is inevitable. You know what's also inevitable? The fact that you're going to hit the like button Hurry, hurry, I'm starting to count down three. You only have two seconds to move the mouse. You feel that? Oh my God, it's just a huge wave of relief and awesomeness just crashed over your body. All right, let's talk about this approval, though. Approval is inevitable. SEC Insider primes crypto market for a $15 trillion Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP price ETF game changer. These major cryptocurrencies could be headed into one of their biggest ever months. The one crypto watcher has said it's going to be crazy. He said it's going to be like a movie, man. Last night was a movie. Now, former SEC chair Jay Clayton has said eventual approval of a spot ETF is inevitable following the SEC punting a decision on the ETF filings from the managers who looked after a combined $15 trillion until October. Looks like he's maybe looking at the fact that they punted the ball. They didn't go forward on fourth down. That's for you, football fan. Maybe because they didn't say no, and they said, I'm going to kick the can down the road instead of saying no, he's saying a yes is inevitable. That's the signaling of the kicking of the can down the road. But it's not all roses. It's not all balloons and clown faces for Ethereum. There was a hack in this summer reporting. This is the largest fishing hack in history for Ethereum, at least. Looks like this crypto whale lost $24 million and staked Ethereum to a phishing attack. Looks like they were transferred into the fully automatic exchange fixed float. Never heard of it. Here we have Joaquin, Joaquin dancing down the stairs. Cryptocurrency whale has fallen victim to a massive phishing attack, losing millions in staked ether on the liquid staking provider Rocket Pool. According to Peck Shield, Fisher subsequently swapped the stolen assets for just regular ether and then a little bit of tokens here. So we cashed out 1 .6 million of it. According to scam sniffer, the victim enabled token approvals to the scammer by signing increase allowance transactions. Allowance permissions are a feature of ERC, which enables a third party to have the right to spend some tokens that belong to a different owner using smart contracts. Observers have warned against risk associated with approving allowances, noting that developers could deploy malicious smart contracts to scam you. The news comes after at least five liquid staking providers imposed or started working to impose a self -limit rule in which they promised not to own more than 22 % of the Ethereum staking market. They reportedly include Rocket Pool, Stakewise, Stater Labs, and Diva staking. So they're going to try to self -regulate themselves and become a little bit more decentralized, but just be careful out there. We're going to talk about a hit network employee that fell victim to recent loss of crypto. And that'll be at the end of the show, though. You're going to want to stick around for that. AB, you don't have to put me on blast like that, Deezy. Too late, AB. I just did it. Did it again. 787, 150 thumbs ups. Where are we right now? Are we at 169? We're at 159. We're about to cross 900 on concurrent. But yeah, 160. Definitely can get up over 200 very, very quickly. All right, Jason Foley. Deezy will be the man and one of my favorites. Hey, even though I'm folically challenged, I appreciate that there. All right, that was a bad one. That was a stretch. That was a stretch. All right, let's talk about Ripple. And then we're going to have that Ripple prediction. We're going to have a lot of fun with this, seeing the CTO. What is the secret roadmap for Ripple? We're going to try to guess. All right, but first, the chair lab slams Biden and Gensler off the top rope and to the announcer's table. Wait, no, no, no. Just slammed him verbally for having screwed up on crypto. The legal system is set to bring the crypto industry back into the game after the Biden administration screwed up its crypto policy. According to the founder, Chris Larson, one of the richest people in crypto. We're covering that in ATB. I think it comes in as number four or something like that. Four billion in Ripple assets, I believe he has. Larson also commented on the latest court judgment in favor of Grayscale over its application to convert its Bitcoin trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF, noting it really admonished the SEC in a way you don't really see very often. Basically saying the SEC, they use language you don't ever really see in this legal proceedings. It's going to be boring, verbose, legalese, real pellets and this and that. And it's legal, this mumbo jumbo. Now we came out with like a strong dissenting opinion, basically, you know, in slandering their name almost. It's like they drug them out on the front page TMZ, but this is like the legal version of it. I sincerely hope we're seeing the beginning of the end of the SEC's policy of regulation by enforcement. The courts are rejecting it. Now it's time for Congress to take the lead on crypto policy.
A highlight from Ethereum Spot ETF: Bullish Or Nothingburger?
"Oh, welcome to the morning. Ow! My foot. Welcome to the morning stream, everybody. We're going to discover some crypto news today. It is September 7th. It's 11 .31 a .m. Eastern Standard Time. 8 .30 for the West Coast, folks. They're still waking up. They're still getting sleep out their eyes. Is it sleep or sleet? I remember I used to think it was sleet out your eyes. Sleet. What a weird name, right? I don't know. I never heard sleet out your eyes. Eye boogers? What do you call eye boogers? Eye boogers is what I usually say. Chat, let us know. Guys, make sure you're hitting that like today. We got some huge news with Van Eck talking about the ETH ETF, also Ripple Labs. We got Ripple Labs CTO revealing some secret XRP news, but we're going to try to guess because someone put out a list of like, hey, I bet you're going to do four or five of these things. He said, we're definitely doing two of them. So we're going to look at that list and maybe try to make some XRP predictions. It'll be pretty cool. We got the China ban, some Cardano news, and Reddit NFL stuff. Where are the NFL fans at? What's your team, Tim? I don't have an NFL team. I love the NFL. I grew up in Tampa, so you could maybe say the Bucks, but I don't really like the Bucks either. I don't know. I always have a team I choose. Right now, I really like more recent years what Detroit is doing. So I'm kind of a lion's fan. What is it? Barry Sanders? I was a Barry Sanders fan. Barry Sanders is a goat. I was but no, I love the coach at Detroit right now. If you guys like Detroit Lions, let him know in chat. Tim, do you know how much a pirate pays to get his ear pierced? I feel like that's an obvious answer that it's not coming to the tip of my brain right now. So go ahead and tell me the punchline. It's a buccaneer. Oh my God. There we go. That's good one. You hated it, didn't you? I'm sorry. All right, let's just get to the crypto news, folks. All right, CoinGecko, what is going on, everybody? We are down a little bit, but not too much. Let's hit that refresh. I lied. We're up, baby. We're moving up. We're up 0 .8%. It looks like market cap still largely coming in at 1 .08 trillion. 24 -hour volume is down slightly, $31 billion. Bitcoin dominance not really moved that much. Looks like it's actually down 0 .2 % and gas coming in at 27 Gwei. All right, let's look at the markets. We have Bitcoin up half of 1 % and Ethereum up only 0 .3%. Really not exciting news off that ETF, so the markets haven't reacted that strongly. BNB up 0 .4%, XRP up 0 .4%. Keep scrolling though, we don't really see too much stuff. I mean, just to get into the single digits, you got to get out of the top 10, go all the way down to Tron. Tron is up 1 .6. Very, very boring. So let's look at the exciting charts here. This is the biggest gainers and the biggest losers of the day. When you say biggest loser of the day, don't say DZ or don't say DZ's portfolio, although it might be, we're going to find out. The biggest gainer is Render. Render is up 6%. Stellar. Stellar was down and beaten down hard yesterday. I thought Stellar was down earlier today, so it's made a little turn out. Yeah, let's click on that chart. We'll see once we click on that seven -day, you can kind of see where we went from a negative into positive. Yeah, so you can see right there at one point, this is about 24 hours ago right around here. So yeah, at one point, yeah, it was just down and down heavy, but now since we kind of capitulated from that bottom, it's looking a little bit better. It is up, let's click on it one more time, was it 4 .2%, Iota up 4 .1%, Casper continuing to leave the station without DZ on board. Casper, please turn around, hit the brakes, do a U -turn, crash into a ditch, do something, let me pump up a bag, let me fill up a bag of Casper. We have Maker up 3 .4%, Algorand up 2 .6%, so I know AJ's excited about that one. Let's look at the biggest losers, though, the biggest losers of the day in the top 100 crypto market cap here. We have number one, not too much, folks, it's only down 1 .5%, that is nothing for crypto, especially with a gaming slash gambling token like RollBit, followed by Shiba Inu down 0 .7%. But then the graph, the graph is, you know, firmly under a dime, now coming in at $0 .08. I think, you know, it touched around a nickel, even a little bit lower at one point, let's just see, not even that long ago. Get out of here, yeah, yeah, yeah, cookies, something, yeah, whatever, I like them. All right, let's click the one year. Yeah, we got close to a nickel, I think it went below a nickel on some exchanges. But when you look at the 30 -day, it's looking down, but maybe find a little bit of support at this 8 .5%, so it looks like it touched it right there, touched it right there, and still kind of hanging out above it. Do you like the graph? No, I mean, I don't own any of it, so. How do you feel about the graph of the graph right here? I prefer charts to graphs for a trading view, but, you know, it's not worthless to see the charts or the graphs on, was that Core Market Cap or was that Gecko? Oh, this is Gecko. Yeah, they're not worthless, I just, it's easier to see a chart, so. Okay, okay, so you're more of a chart guy, not a graph guy, so you like Magellan, not, I don't know, I don't know my, I don't know where you're going with that one, yeah. I don't know, some sort of worldwide maritime chart person, I mean, Drew, Drew probably knows. Oh, God, they weren't escaping me. Can you look at the stars and know where you're going? Absolutely, that's what they did for thousands of years. It was like the North Star, that's about the extent of my knowledge. Listen, the fact that, do you just know that people were constantly going back and forth from Europe to different places in the United States in a time where all they had was the stars and they kept going at the same place over and over again, those stars worked pretty good. All right, all right, well, you know who's the star of 2021? Some say it was Ethereum. Ethereum, you know, blew up, had huge, huge gains, outsized relative to Bitcoin, but then when it fell, also fell outsized relative to Bitcoin. Well, it looks like ETH is trying to get another ETF on the board here. You know, first, got a lot of companies that started with Bitcoin, and now we have VanEck officially starting the in the coming days. The race for the spot ETF has officially begun after the Chicago board options exchange will ultimately start the clock for an SEC decision. Let's see, they filed these to be listed on CBOE's BZX exchange as the Chicago board options exchange and a pair of tweets. Looks like as opposed to the previously submitted filings, this finally means that the countdown is now in motion. The race is on saying, guys, this is a long, long deadline from now. We're not talking about next month. We're not talking about next week. Talking about March of next year. 3 -2 -3, 3 -2 -3 -2 -4. No, no, 5 -2 -3 -2 -4 there. Keep scrolling, keep scrolling. ARK Invest and 21Shares teamed up to file the S1 of the SEC on the 6th, although VanEck's filing dates back to July of 2021. They were trying to do this years and years ago, but now maybe the SEC might take it seriously. On the 17th, SEC reportedly singled its intention to Ethereum approve futures products while several firms including Grayscale and BlackRock are currently fighting to get the Spot Bitcoin. So we have ETH futures, Spot Bitcoin, and now we have Spot ETF in the process right now. Alright, so what is going to happen though? Some people are saying approval is inevitable. You know what's also inevitable? The fact that you're going to hit the like button in the next three seconds. Hurry, hurry, I'm starting to count down three. You only have two seconds to move the mouse, grab it one. You feel that? Oh my God, it's just a huge wave of relief and awesomeness just crashed over your body. Alright, let's talk about this approval though. Approval is inevitable. SEC Insider primes crypto market for a $15 trillion Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP price ETF game changer. These major cryptocurrencies could be headed into one of their biggest ever months. One crypto watcher has said it's going to be crazy. He said it's going to be like a movie, man. Last night was a movie. Now former SEC chair Jay Clayton has said eventual approval of a Spot ETF is inevitable following the SEC punting a decision on the ETF filings from the managers who looked after a combined $15 trillion until October. Looks like he's maybe looking at the fact that they punted the ball. They didn't go for it on fourth down. That's for you, football fan. Maybe because they didn't say no, and they said, I'm going to kick the can down the road. Instead of saying no, he's saying a yes is inevitable. But the signaling of the kicking of the can down the road. But it's not all roses. It's not all balloons and clown faces for Ethereum. There was a hack in this summer reporting. This is the largest fishing hack in history for Ethereum at least. It looks like this crypto whale lost $24 million in staked Ethereum to a fishing attack. Looks like they were transferred into the fully automatic exchange fixed float. Never heard of it. Here we have Joaquin, Joaquin dancing down the stairs. Cryptocurrency whale has fallen victim to a massive fishing attack, losing millions in staked Ether on the liquid staking provider Rocket Pool.
A highlight from MetaMask Partners with the World's BIGGEST Payment Firm!
"Welcome to The Morning Show, everybody. It is 1130 a .m. and it's September 6th. I'm here with AJ and the Druth. Hey, everybody. We have a great show lined up, everybody. We're going to talk some XRP and Asia. We're talking about Bitcoin millionaires, Bitcoin billionaires. We got some Tether news as well and also BlackRock doing some things and Coinbase taking action. And also, do you want to own Justin Bieber royalties as an NFT? We're going to talk about that as kind of a fun story right there. And then also, we might point out richest the person in every American state. We have the richest person in all 50 states. We're not going to go through all of them, but a little bit of fun with that. It's a pretty cool graphic too. How are we all doing today? Make sure you hit that like button, everybody. I think it's just time for us to just get right into the show. Make sure you're subbed to our channel here. Guys, make sure you follow me on XDZ underscore BTC. We're going to have the X minute at the end of the show. It's going to be a blast. You're going to definitely want to see what I've been tweeting and liking here, everybody. But let's just look at the markets. We've actually reduced the amount of coins by four. How do you lose your coin status on CoinGecko, AJ? You really got to mess up, I guess. I don't know. I don't know. Bear market, man. Bear market things, everybody. There's 848 exchanges. I need to start looking at that number as well. We are down, but you know what? Let me hit that refresh button. Sometimes DZ can bring us into the positive. It didn't work this time. $1 .07 trillion. 24 -hour volume is way down, though. We're not coming in at 29 billion. We're close to 50 just yesterday. Gas is only 33 gwei. Bitcoin dominance coming in at 46 .3. Feeling pretty good about my bet with Tim. Tim thinks it's going to go to 60%. It would be 62%, I think, or maybe 58 % on CoinGecko. We're going by the trading view metric. Feeling good about it, though, everybody. Now, let's look at the prices. We have Bitcoin. Bitcoin's down 0 .4%, everybody. We have Ethereum down 0 .7%. The markets, looks like the markets are really only down 0 .3%, 0 .2%. I wonder if that means there's a Tether print somewhere. XRP down 1%. We have Lido Stake Ether down right under 1%. Solana, losing a lot of those gains, folks. It is down 4 .5%. Didn't hold $20. AJ, how do you feel about Solana? I mean, can't seem to get past $20 and hold it. Yeah, I mean, it's definitely a psychological number, no question about that. I mean, the Visa news, it was big. I'm surprised people didn't pile in more, but it kind of just goes to show that the macro is more scary right now, especially everything that I've been seeing on the charts. September is never a good look. In general, the past six Septembers in a row have been bearish. Even in the bull run, still a bearish month. I just think the odds are stacked against Solana, despite the bullish news. And I think the odds are stacked for Chainlink, everybody. We have Chainlink up a little bit, up .4 1 % on this red day. XLM down 4 .5%. Chainlink, we're going to talk about some Chainlink as well. All right, let's look at the top gainers of the day. I heard if you hit the like button, you quadruple your chances that this will match your portfolio. So I'm gonna give you two seconds to go ahead and do it. One, two, all right, you clicked it. All right, now we have Casper. I didn't buy my Casper, AJ. Why didn't you tell me to buy Casper? It's my fault. You know why? I did. I did. And I didn't text you on purpose. I knew it. So why do you want to take food from my future children's mouths? It's not like that. Why do you want my dogs to starve? Do you hate dogs? No, I love dogs. I have a dog. I have a dog, Indy. All right, we have Crypto Savvy with the Super Chat. Still thinking we're going below 10k. I'm still thinking we're not Crypto Savvy. Hey, if we go below 10k, I'll give you a respectful Japanese bow. I won't go like full 90 -degree right angle, like submissive janitor looking at the CEO, but I'll give you a respectable bow there. Savvy says below 10k. AJ, do we go below 10k? Wait, below 10k on what? Bitcoin. On Bitcoin. Oh, God, no. I thought you were talking about something else. No way. No way. Santana, no need to delete that, Santana. There's no need to delete that. All right, we have Casper .2%. up 13 Again, I feel like I missed the boat. I bought 5 Chainlink instead like an idiot. Maybe I'll feel smart about it in the future, but I feel dumb today because I didn't buy Casper. We have Synthetix Network. It is up 5%. We have ThorChain up 3 .4%. Radix is always in that top 5 of losers and gainers here. Iota up 2%. And then, hey, you know, we do have Chainlink coming in at number 7 or number 8 there. All right, now let's hit the top losers. Okay, these are coins going down, going down the most. And it looks like Solana, followed by Stellar, then followed by RollBitCoin. So if you look at the weekly though, down 7%, down 2 .5%. So Stellar was in the green for the week until yesterday or until today, and then RollBit is down almost 20 % for the week there. We have eGold, also known as MultiverseX, down 3 .3%. Stacks, Stacks and Radix, always like hanging out in these top 5 areas. I don't know why. Then we have Casper, XDC. And after that, about 2 .5%. Nothing super, super crazy. Although we do have Gala. I was about to say, I'm surprised Gala is not down way more considering what happened there. I see a lot of people tweeting about the 1 .5%. So maybe there's something just a little bit psychological about the 1 .5 % there or 1 .5 cents there. So a lot of people are saying, hey, you know, it's beaten down so much. I'm going to buy more. So I think just people coming in and feeling good about that coin. Like we said, they probably just need one good, one good game. And then I expect a lot of positive price action. Nothing about the tokenomics, just a lot of positive price action. I also remember yesterday we looked at the Gala chart. It's like right at that double bottom. It didn't fall through that floor, which is good for like a reversal idea. But at the same time, it got completely wrecked from where it was even earlier this year. I remember Gala was one of the really big movers in the beginning of the year. Lost all of that momentum, but at least it didn't fall through and put in a lower low, double bottom. Hey, we have Armie Piper in the chat. I followed you today. Make sure you follow Armie Piper, everyone. I'm going to go work out and listen in. Cheers, chat. You take it easy. Armie Piper, hey, he's never, he's about the crypto gains, but he's about the real life gains too. Make sure you work your core, Armie Piper. Don't just go for the fluff muscles, talking to you, the people that curl in the squat rack. All right, you ready to talk about the main story here, MetaMask? Sure. Do you use MetaMask? Of course you use MetaMask. Of course I use MetaMask. So MetaMask is now allowing crypto cash out to PayPal and banks, but the fees could be high, folks. All right, there's a little bit of an asterisk here. They are the biggest self -custodial hot wallet. They have over 22 million users and they've added the option for users to convert cryptocurrencies into fiat like USD. As a growing list of Web3 players strive to make digital assets usable in the real world, the cash out feature initially supports the conversion of only ETH and two types of fiat depends on one location, but from there, MoonPay will take over and send the ETH to a user's designated bank account after calculating the exchange rate. Within minutes, the funds will show up in your bank. Users can also withdraw to PayPal, which is already a partner of MetaMask here. Let's see how the costs are divvied up according to MetaMask demo using MoonMask. The user chooses to withdraw 0 .5 % Ether. That's going to be roughly 80 bucks. It looks like this much is going to get gassed and then this much gets sold. So it looks like they're peeling off almost 20 % right there. Wait a minute. No, no, no. They're coming in and saying it's 8%. That's the, oh, that means there's an additional transaction cost. Okay. So we're not counting the gas fee in that total right there. Yeah, 0 .5. Okay. 0 .604.
A highlight from Whats My Line?
"There are people in this country who work hard every day, not for fame or fortune do they strive, but the fruits of their labor are worth more than their pay. Portions of the following program may contain pre -recorded material. You are listening to the best of the Dennis Prager Show. Hello my friends, it's Labor Day and I'm laboring. Dennis Prager here my and tradition on Labor Day is to ask you about your labor, your work, what do you do for a living, and I have been just fascinated by your ways of making a living. We don't realize, none of us realize, because we all live in a small world. It's impossible not to. You know X number of people, you have X number of relatives, and that's pretty much it. Now we don't live in a small world intellectually or philosophically and the like, but we do in so it comes as a fascinating surprise and it's quintessentially American the ways in which Americans make a buck. So what I do on Labor Day is I invite you to call in and tell me what you do and it could be absolutely prosaic. It doesn't mean you drill for oil in Tunisia. It doesn't have to be exotic. If you are in a profession or a line of work which many others are in, that's fine. First of all, I love to talk to people, which I would think would be a fairly common characteristic among talk show hosts, but it isn't. It isn't, interestingly. Off the air, a lot of these guys are quite introverted and are not people -people. It's not an attack at all, just a personality. But I am a people -person. I'm a people -person. And I love to talk to people. I talk to people, as you know, I've told you, in elevators, anywhere. And so I love to ask people about their work. 1 -8 Prager 776, which translates digitally into... Translates digitally into... This is the official one on LesWatt? Yes. Oh, really? He prefers... My prefers producer this to... Oh, I see. Well, they're both good. I don't know if I have a preference. Isn't there even a third? There are several. There are several. No, no, no. I understand that. I understand, but there's no reason not to use them. So dear Francesca Morris, who has volunteered her time to work on this Labor Day along with the Induplicable McConnell, Sean whose name is spelled... That was composed by yours truly, incidentally. There are areas where I just don't like to boast, but that is one I am really proud of. That is the only piece of music I have ever composed. I didn't orchestrate it, I didn't sing it, but I composed it. So what do you do for a living? It's Labor Day, and it's an appropriate question to ask, and I have a lot of fun. So do you. Are you listening? And it is, among other things you will see, an ode to America. Because unless crushed, the spirit of people, and this would be true anywhere. It's a values issue. It's not a DNA issue. There's no American DNA. And so unless crushed, which is what happens in the vast majority of the countries of the world, people just will do whatever they do. All right, so let's begin with Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Hugh. Hello, Hugh. Dennis Prager. Welcome on Labor Day. Hello, Dennis. Happy Labor Day to you, and I'm very thrilled that I'm number one on the list today. Thank you. Well, that is something. That is something. But I was just going to... I work in a grocery store, okay? A supermarket, if you will. I work for Whole Foods Markets, and I work in the store in North Wales, Pennsylvania. Right. I'll say hello when I'm in Philly. Oh, very good. I know you come here often. Yep. And I'm a baker. I work as a baker there. I go in early in the morning. What time? I usually get there around 4 30 a .m. Go on and wait. So Whole Foods, which I've been to many times, but I didn't realize... So the bakery bakes what? Well, we do actual scratch baking in the bakery. We take items. We don't just open boxes and bake the stuff. It's made from scratch. And what's the stuff you bake? Breads? Well, we do breads, but mostly we do cakes and pastries and what you would find in a neighborhood retail bakery. I thought... Maybe I have it confused with another store chain, but doesn't Whole Foods tend... Exactly. See, that's it. Yes. But the nice thing about me, I'm a fourth generation baker. Wow. Okay. I'm 59 years old, so I've been doing this since I was 10 years old with my father. And what the nice thing is about working with Whole Foods is the ingredients I get to work with. Like, we use only real butter. We don't use any of the artificial short means or anything. It's all real... Let alone God forbid margarine. They got God forbid margarine. I got two, two, two. So that's one of the nice things about it. But I know like little retail bakeries, they can't afford to use ingredients like that. But at Whole Foods, we can and we still do. And that's why people say, well... All right. Now it's my turn to ask you some questions. First, about the hours. So if you report to Whole Foods at 4 .30, what time do you get up? Oh, I get up around 3 a .m. And what time is your work day over? I usually work till about 1 o 'clock in the afternoon. Okay. All right. So hold on. Wait. So you come home and you take a nap? Take a little nap. I usually... When I'm napping, I have you on the radio by being... You know, that's very sweet. So either I help you nap or I don't help you nap. No, but I get to listen to you every day because I usually leave like around 1 o 'clock. That's nice. really No, no, it is really nice. So what time do you go to sleep? Well, I try to get to bed by at least 9. It doesn't always work that way. Right. Especially with the Republican convention, I was really struggling. Right. And I thought, why don't we get the big speeches like at 10 .30 at night on the East Coast? I was like amazed by that. Well, they have to do that. Both parties have to do that. So let me ask you this. Are you married? Yes, I'm married. I have two children. So I assume your wife doesn't go to bed at 9? No, she doesn't. So this is just the way it's worked out? It's always worked out that way. It's very good. Like in other words, when she comes to bed, she's very quiet. She doesn't come in there and wake me up or anything. But we do have our struggles with that. Yeah, look, everybody has struggled with something, but you're employed. Yes, I am employed now. And on the love meter, loving what you do, 1 to 10 hate, 1 just love 10. What is it? Oh, well, I'm working for Whole Foods. I'm an 8. It's a really good company. That's really not. What is your most proud production? The most proud thing that I make? Yes. I tell you what, I really enjoy the pound cake and the angel food cake that we make.
A highlight from Stephane Gosselin: Frontier Research - Solving Ethereum's MEV Problem
"This is App Center episode 511 with guest Stéphane Gosselin. Welcome to App Center, the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Brian Frain and I'm here with Felix Lutsch. And today we're going to speak with Stéphane Gosselin. He is the founder of Frontier Research. Frontier is a sort of new MEB -focused company, but he was also previously one of the co -founders of Flashbots and I think sort of the lead architect, I think if that's correct, or product designer or something like that, at Flashbots. So thanks so much for joining us, Stéphane. Yeah, thank you. It's always a pleasure to get the chance to come back on this podcast and chat with you guys. Yeah, absolutely. It's not the first time. Actually, maybe you can just get started in there. I think this is a great question. So 2020, you wrote a blog post, a post on ETH research titled Flashbots front -running the MEB crisis. So this is now three years ago. And I'm curious just if you can like reflect a little bit, sort of looking back, I mean, you called it back then, like MEB crisis, I'm curious, what did you, what was your understanding of like the MEB crisis and like, what does it look like today? Are we in an MEB crisis? I was forced to like think back on this actually earlier today. Someone asked like, do we actually have a counterfactual to PBS? Like what would have happened if we hadn't launched MAF Boost? Would we actually have a significant different distribution of concentration on the validator side? Or would it look like pretty similar? The MEB crisis was basically the thesis that said, if there wasn't action taken by the community and early Flashbots members who've sort of felt responsible to take this action, there would be an increasing concentration of hashing power because the level of activity on Ethereum was increasing to the point where MEB became meaningful. I remember during summer 2020, DeFi summer, we had all of the sort of start of the yield farming and like really you to swap getting traction for the first time with all the liquidity mining programs, was it YAM finance and all this, this, this good stuff. And so it was clear that, you know, whether it's token sniping, arbitrage, whatever else, there was an advantage of operating this at the validator level and validators weren't currently doing it, the activity was happening through the transaction pool through sort of gaming the algorithm that the miners run for packing blocks. So the crisis was, well, it's very clear that miners have the advantage in doing these games. They are likely to like start to invest into running things themselves or run custom clients, make partnerships with trading firms to be able to extract some of that value. And that has the potential to lead towards more concentration because there's sort of increasing returns to being the ones that play this role. Maybe there is a better mechanism that we can develop and launch that enables to maintain transparency over what is sort of happening in the system and maintain open access to it. So make it so it's not, doesn't require a special deal with validators, but you can freely connect and participate and finally have some way to sort of redistribute the value to the actors in a way that's like welfare maximizing or whatever definition that you can have. So that's, that's the MEV crisis. You know, you sort of mentioned like, Hey, you wrote this post and you made it on e3 search. And then I'm like thinking back to like the last three years of my life. And I feel like all I did was write two posts and like everything else was like fluff, right? Like I wrote this from running the MEV crisis, which was like a spec for MEV -Geth, which was like the client that we developed and then ended up getting adopted by miners. And the second one that I wrote was introducing MEV -Boost as a spec. And then maybe like I should have just written those things and just like, you know, went to the beach and did nothing else the rest of the time because those specs alone, I feel like move the needle into like what the infrastructure looks like. And were like the most impactful things that I really did. So yeah, I sort of, there's this like really fun progression from, you know, there not being any infrastructure to now having gone through two major cycles of the MEV infrastructure changing on Ethereum. And do you feel like these, both of these things had the impact that you hoped it would? In terms of mitigating the MEV crisis? Yes. Yeah. Not really. Not really. I mean, it's, it's like hard to say. It's like chief to nowhere else. Is that what's happened or? Yeah. I mean, it's like, it achieved that, like the outcome in terms of like, it's a system that got adopted and like everyone got excited about it and, you know, introduce a new industry and ecosystem with a lot of people that are having open discussions about these things and implementing alternative solutions to them. There may be crisis in itself. I mean, one can debate whether it's a crisis at all, if it ever was actually there, or if it's just like a natural way that an industry evolves and whether, you know, whether it was MEVgeth, MEVboost, or something else would have happened, the end results would have been the same and we would have ended up in the same location. And at the, at the end of the day, I don't know that the amount of concentration that we have at the stake level today is like meaningfully different than what we would have if we didn't have PBS or like any sort of MEV infrastructure. Maybe we have more transparency in how the system works because, you know, we have sort of this open pricing mechanism where the information is being like routed through. We have like a dollar value for like the price of blocks and you have some nice dashboards that like allow us to show it. Like maybe there was some path dependency there that's different. In terms of like how things are evolving, it seems like pretty inherent to the way that blockchains are designed that the end result will end up being very similar. Maybe just commenting here one thing, at least I do feel like reasonably confident that MEV did not increase validator decentralization in a meaningful, like was not a meaningful driver for validator centralization on Ethereum. I think that's pretty clear. Yep. So I think from that perspective, if you take, if you take like, you know, concentration on the validator level, then I think if that's the kind of criteria, then I would say like, yeah, no, I think it worked out right. Like that, that didn't happen. Or it happened to some extent for other reasons that were unrelated to MEV I Right. It didn't fail. Yeah. We don't know if it was necessary, but we know that it didn't fail. I think the thing that I'm the most excited about in the end, and in particular with the introduction of, of MEV boost, like, so MEV geth was like a really simple solution and it was like, get FlashBoss to run a server and then like route all the MEV through the server and then like multiplex it to like the miners. And it was just like introduce like FlashBoss as like a server that like runs the MEV market. MEV boost is a much more sort of open system where you have a lot of different layers to it and a lot of room for individual entities to compete and offering additional services. Right. Just the introduction of the block builder role and the relay role has sort of meant that this thing of operating an MEV market that the FlashBoss was doing now is being done by like, I don't know, six, seven, eight companies. And there's quite a bit of turnover, I think in the dominance of these parties. They're like trying to figure out how to like make it sustainable, how to have a new model and competing for features that they develop. I think that's all very positive because it brings a lot more diversity to the way that these systems are being iterated upon and just the number of different perspectives that are being reflected into the architectures that they get adopted. So that to me has been like quite successful. If nothing else, just having more different stakeholders are involved in this infrastructure, providing services on top of it. That seems like a quite a decentralized way to approach infrastructure development. So it's almost like the third thing you did, right? Like, I guess formalizing this MEV supply chain with the different actors and how you can break them apart and then how you can like separate the roles. Did anything change in that perspective from how you looked at the MEV supply chain during MEV boost and like nowadays? Or has that anything you haven't foreseen or something? I don't think there's anything that I haven't foreseen. I think what I've been trying to introduce as like a reframing of the MEV supply chain is to think of it less linearly and think of it more as sort of a chaotic set of games. I presented a little while ago and we wrote this blog post with Frontier about infinite games and introducing this idea of a transaction supply network. So instead of thinking of MEV supply chain as being like users originate MEV and then it sort of gets sort of funneled through this system of extraction all the way to the validator, instead do you think about a cluster of a bunch of different infrastructure components that, yeah, it originates with users, but depending on, I can say they're intense, like whatever they're trying to achieve in interacting with the chain, they get routed through different sets of specialized infrastructure that leverage tools like auctions, that leverage tools like privacy to provide those services and capture those systems, like reflect that value back to the user and provide the utility that the user is looking for. It's kind of like this thing to say like, okay, MEV is like a land through which you can see the world, right? And once you start to look at like bridges, you look at exchanges, you look at all these different things from the MEV lens, it's like a toolkit that allows you to analyze them and understand how do the dynamics play out if you set this up in a decentralized setting. I think it's useful to have this lens, but still look at all these components individually, all these games individually, as opposed to say like there's only one game here and it's like the MEV supply chain and like that's the only thing that matters, I'd rather look at individual components. Can you talk a bit about your vision for Frontier Research? Like what do you hope to build, like what kind of organization do you hope to build and what kind of impact do you hope to have on the MEV landscape or crypto more generally? Yeah, Frontier Research, so I left Flashbots at the end of 2022, like beginning of the fall of 2022 and I sort of took some time off and decided like, is this something I want to continue working on? Do I want to continue working on MEV? I felt like there was still some contributions I had to make to the space and so started sort of a research organization around this that helps working with various different teams that are participating across the entire ecosystem of MEV infrastructure, help them sort of up level the level, their understanding and mental models around MEV, help do some analysis over the system that they produce and advise on good market and whatnot. So we've been doing that for quite a few months now, since the beginning of this year. Now we've started looking more active, like, okay, where are the opportunities for developing products? We've started incubating a block builder called Faith Builder that participates in this game. I sort of see very abstractly the set of games as being an abstract set of two two rules. You either have a message passing system with some rules over how these messages are handled and aggregated and you have individual agents that can be called like solvers or searchers or block builders or whatever else that aggregate these messages and then solve them, optimize them according to some objective function. And so the block builder that that we're running, we see as being sort of fundamental to enabling the development of all these different games across the ecosystem and participating in them and helping them bootstrap to provide better user services. So it's the generalized solver that aims to participate in all of these different these different blockchain games. So, yeah, that's that's sort of a venture that we're that we're incubating from from the friendship team. So this means like it's it's a builder in the Flashbots MUV Boost, but it could also be a solver, maybe, you know, I don't know, for for Cowswap or like, you know, other products like that. Is that correct? There are there very similar games at the end of the day.
A highlight from The Next MAJOR ATTACK On Crypto Has Begun!
"If you're feeling depressed or demotivated by this crypto pricing market you're not alone and this is probably going to be the most important show that you're ever gonna have to watch because I'm gonna put it all into perspective for you. A lot of people think that it actually may be about the price but it's actually not about the price because from a price point of view you can argue that we're actually doing okay you know like Bitcoin is still at 26 ,000 if you take where we've come from from the beginning of the year we are still 67 % up which is not bad for a pre -harving year so it's not about the price. What it is it's about the sideways chop movement combined with these ongoing attacks that we have to endure in crypto all the time and if you look at the latest attack that we've got in crypto it's now the SEC actually coming after NFT so it's like it feels like whatever we do whatever innovation we make whatever we try and and come up with the SEC just comes out and attacks us and you know this is really really really what the depression phase is about it's it's almost like death by a thousand cuts it's not that that quick death where the prices go down but it's actually at this death by a thousand cuts and I saw this tweet over here I'll actually show you this tweet over here so I saw the tweet and it show and it shows us this Wall Street cheat sheet around the altcoins and if let me let me actually make it a bit bigger and you can see but you can see that it feels like we're very very very much now in the sideways slightly going down getting into that depression phase and the problem with this phase is that this phase is like running a marathon this phase is about the fittest survive this is about the people who have the most stamina and most people actually fall out in this phase of the market that's why it's called the depression phase it's a phase that is designed to test your staying power it's a phase that is designed to test your conviction in this market and let me tell you in the last bull market in the last bear market I dropped out towards the end of this phase and was one of the biggest mistakes that I ever made because by the time I got back I got back and I'd missed half the run but lucky I got back in time and I still managed to make some money problem is with this phase that this phase can actually last very very very long in fact if we look at the last time that this phase happened I saw a tweet here let's actually look at where this tweet is that it could take up to 400 I will look at it during the show but it could take up to 400 days for this phase to pass it's really gonna be a big test it's important that if you are feeling that way if you are feeling like you're losing a bit of interest this is the show that you actually want to watch this is probably the most important show that you ever that you that you're gonna need that we've made at this time and I like this tweet because what this tweet says it really summarized says says time -based capitulation is now in full effect no new inflows daily addresses are stagnant developers are capitulating NFTs are trending to zero the only true believers the patient and the redacted remain this is the actual opportunity zone but today is gonna be about capitalizing on the actual opportunity zone and making sure that we don't capitulate that we don't land up like all the other channels I'm gonna show you a lot of a lot of the things that I've done I'm gonna show you a lot of the things that I'm looking at that keep me motivated to be here to be making content every single day so let's do it guys and let me know in the comments what you're feeling let me know how you feeling in the comments let me know if you're feeling what I described let me know if you're feeling the effects of the capitulation phase of the depression phase let me know if you wake up in the morning and don't really feel like looking at your crypto let me know if you questioning why you're still around and maybe even looking for other investments or maybe other places to put your money and if you're maybe looking for other jobs I know James and Josh that I know that I know that they're looking for other jobs also because I get I see the internet access and I see that they very much on job sites I saw that James was on some gems are gay porn job site I mean is that what you want to go now bro are you forming a coup I'm gonna be looking for are you gonna do the same thing you're gonna do the same thing that bit boys team did to bit boy I mean I look let's just really talk for two seconds about this whole bit boy thing and we did speak about it yesterday I really feel bad for him because he has spent a long time building something amazing I mean he built 1 .45 million subscribers and I mean his team must have been really really really pushed to get him out I saw that they published a statement yesterday after our show after we broke the news right here on banter we said yesterday BJ investment holdings the parent company of hit network took decisive legal action in removing Ben Armstrong from the company and specifically the bit boy crypto brand this difficult decision is a culmination of a prolonged effort to help in during his relapse into substance abuse as well as the reconcile emotional physical and financial damage he has done to the employees of hit network and bit boy crypto look it seems to me I mean I read a couple of things here the first thing is they had a legal leg to stand on to get him out of the channel which is kind of strange because I would have imagined that he's a shareholder and if he is a shareholder how do you get a shareholder out of the channel like that's quite a big thing I always thought that Ben was actually one of the biggest shareholders in bit boy crypto how do you get a majority shareholder out but if you read between the lines of there obviously it's some legal leg to stand on the other thing is it felt to me or it looks to me like they really really really tried hard to help him and to get him right like a prolonged effort to help in during his relapse into substance abuse as well as to reconcile the emotional physical and financial damage done the other thing is that we haven't heard anything from bit boy and usually bit boy is the loudest voice in the shed I've texted him a few times and let me not lie to you and actually just check if he has responded to any of my texts usually he would get back to me very quickly when I when I texted him I think now maybe slightly different could mean that he's in rehab could mean that he's just been told by his lawyers not to say anything maybe listen either way as we said very very very publicly yesterday he came out as I said Ben is not owned by hit Network Ben being the coin or bit boy crypto it is managed by separate entity controlled entirely exclusive are Ben Armstrong and Duchess of DeFi who's Duchess of DeFi let's follow her so that is what he came out and said look we came out yesterday and we said I like the people at bit boy crypto they're hard workers with a great work ethic TJ and all the guys they are very hard workers with with a with a great great great work ethic I really hope they succeed in building the business we will help them wherever we can and one of the things we're actually thinking of doing let me know if you think it's a good idea or a bad idea but to help the guys on the channel because we really want them to stay alive and to survive this so one of the things that we are pushing or what we will do to actually try and help them is we actually gonna have a viewing party where we actually just log on and actually watch their show with our community like we do when we do the FMC so basically we'll just log in we'll create a stream and our stream will actually watch their stream and hopefully that'll give more people exposure to that channel and that will help the channels recovery because I really want to help them as much as I can I really think that these are good people who've really tried hard to build a business and you know addiction is a bad thing addiction is a really really really tough thing and we can't judge someone because they have an addiction I know some people don't understand what addiction is and they think that addiction is just about you know maybe having a bit of an extra drink or maybe taking one extra opioid it's not that it's when you come reliant on it when you become reliant on a substance it's very very very very very hard to get off and we're gonna do whatever we can to help the channel and help them get on their feet we'll even go the extra mile to to do that so yeah so let us know what you think in the comments also listen if you're new to our channel and or if you've come over from the bit boy channel to our channel subscribe to our channel welcome anyone's welcome here I also like this content let me know what you think of my idea to try and help the bit boy crypto team someone says addiction here is tough yeah we're all addicted so someone says have fun storming the car phone we all have addiction we're traders you know it we right we all have addiction we are all traders the problem is that now in crypto we ain't getting our dope immune fix that's the problem here we ain't even you know like we came to crypto because we like volatility we came to crypto because we like action now there's no volatility there's no price action there's pretty much nothing I mean let's look at let's we can look at the bubble so if you look at the bubbles not much happening today pulse down again I'll never I'm never gonna see my money out of pulse Tommy one of our sponsors up ten point three three percent flex is down seventy one percent now I really hope that if you had flex you did swap it for the the open X tokens because as far as I understand if you had flex and you didn't swap it for the open X token that means that your your token is actually now worthless and it is I mean if you didn't swap it is as if today users can no longer convert flex to open X during the token migration over 35 million flex was converted by users issue I have here I think flex is a hundred million tokens in circulations which means that 65 million people sickening supply 100 million 98 million that means that that 65 million token holders didn't actually swap unless that's part of the the company Treasury so as I said look if you look at the bubbles it's getting depressing we came here because Oh Casper's getting to a nice level hold on a second hold on a second whoa whoa everybody hold the phone Wow three point two cents for Casper this is maybe nibble territory this is maybe this is where I would maybe look to start nibbling into Casper maybe after show maybe after show I'll start in the bling into Casper so anyway going back to it and going back to what you said going back to what you guys said is we're all addicts here we come here for the dopamine rush the problem is that now we're not even getting the dopamine rush on the show it's boring there's nobody left here there are no more bulls everyone is bullish everyone is bearish no everyone is gone and that's the truth of it if you look at it everyone is starting to go you got the volatility the Bollinger levels they've been ever this is the lowest the Bollinger bands have been ever ever this means that we're at a point now where the volatility is gone and that is what was keeping us here in the market now the truth is anyone who's been in a market for long enough knows that when the volatility goes when the volatility comes back up there is an explosive move but the problem is will you be around to experience that move which is almost inevitable I'm going to show you why that move is almost inevitable the other thing we're seeing is that searches for crypto have gone down to absolute zero long story short no one's interested anymore people in crypto are starting to pivot out of crypto I even saw my good friend CTO Larson who by the way I love he's starting to make videos on Nvidia you know and and you know James has always made videos about about stocks it just shows that not much going on and as a result of the fact that not much is going on well that's this is this is what what we're dealing with now this is this is what we're dealing what we're dealing with now the volume has gone down to an all -time low I also saw this so the pace of USDC art flows in an average week they issue 1 .1 but they were deeming 1 .4 billion dollars worth of stable coins which means that actually money is actually starting to leave crypto and I'm going to show you in a second where that money is going and why this actually may be a good thing but important for you to note that you know you're not alone here because money is actually starting to leave crypto because I think it's because of the bottom because of the the the the sideways the sideways returns and stuff like that now what you got to know here is is this is the time when champions are made and I want to show you something here so this is the time where I read this tweeted time capitulation is in full effect new no new inflows the daily addresses are stagnant devs are capitulating NFTs trading to zero only true believers the patient and the redacted remain this is the true opportunity zone and what what keeps us here is you've got to have your eye on the prize you have to keep your eye on the prize and say no matter how tough this race is you have to get to the finish line of this race why because you've been here for so long and I'll never forget eight weeks before an Iron Man eight weeks before the Lisbon Iron Man I did I had a phone call with one of my friends I'd never swung before I could hardly run and I was I was quite a good cyclist and I had a phone call with one of my friends and he said to me I said hey what you know what are you doing it's I'm training for Iron Man I said where's the Iron Man he said no the Iron Man's in Portugal in Lisbon I said I'm in I went to a swimming teacher and I jumped in the pool swimming with my head out the water swimming teacher says to me I said can you have me ready in time for Iron Man she said yeah definitely I can have you ready in time for next year April which is the Iron Man in South Africa she said no I said to her no I said the Iron Man is in eight weeks she looked at me said you got no chance truth is though kept my eye on the prize trained and trained and trained and got to the race now as I arrived at the race in Portugal my wife phoned me said I'm going into labor with you with you she was in South Africa I was in Portugal my wife phoned me said I'm going into labor my son was about to be born I probably shouldn't have gone away because my wife was due that week and there was no way I could get back so I said to go to the doctor and tell the doctor to keep the baby in somehow what she basically did anyway the next day was Iron Man it was the hardest race of my life I was completely completely completely unprepared but what did I do I just focused on the prize I just focused on finishing the race getting the medal getting home and and and and going to watch my wife give birth and actually here is just to show you actually I'm not around a motorcyclist but I actually did manage to keep my eye on the prize and actually managed to finish the Iron Man and it was not a great time with six hours and 40 minutes but I managed to do it I managed to do it and I had to wear that those lycra's and shit like that so I guess the what separates the the boys from the men what separates the real athletes from from those who can't run and can't do anything else is the ability to keep the eyes on the prize and block out the noise in this time and if you look at who's actually keeping the eyes on on on the prize I read this tweet over here which is hearing rumors of pessimism creep into the market and certainly feeling it with friends that I speak to just a friendly reminder that the largest asset manager on earth are fighting to front -run each other on the ETF approvals for the spot Bitcoin ETFs and futures -based ETH ETFs you've you've just had validation the validation you dreamed of for years with respect to TradFi embracing fully the crypto future without even inclinations to embrace token with even inclinations to embrace tokenization of equities commodities and other sectors TradFi has never been more bullish whilst those who are crypto natives have never been more bearish now TradFi know how to keep their eyes on the prize BlackRock know how to keep their eyes on the prize they know that this is just a function of cycles and in a cycle you're gonna get ups and you're gonna get downs and unfortunately now we're going through a bad part of the cycle we're going through a bad part of the liquidity cycle and I'll show you in a second how that is how that is is affecting you but what what you can see here is you can see that what these guys are doing in the background is they are actually buying the miners okay so BlackRock is passively buying up miners for their index futures funds on behalf of clients because BlackRock is I think the was it the fourth BlackRock is a shareholder in four out of the five largest public crypto miners and I think it's the number two shareholders yeah BlackRock is ranked number two shareholder now ask yourself a question is BlackRock buying these mining stocks to flip them or is BlackRock buying these mining stocks on behalf of their clients because their clients are bullish on the future of Bitcoin it's exactly that their clients are bullish on the future of Bitcoin and that is why BlackRock is taking the opportunity to fill up their bags at a time like this so these guys are experts at keeping their eyes on the price now how long is this is this depression phase gonna last bad news is this depression phase may be like the Ironman that I ran six hours and 40 minutes of hell on the road okay I'll tell you one of the stories I finished this the swim I finished a cycle after the cycle you got a 21 kilometer run so you've just cycled for four hours or three and a half hours and then you've swam for 38 minutes and now you get out and you got to start running it was hot and I was running and there were a lot of supporters in Lisbon in Cascais and they started pouring water on us because I wanted to keep us cool but the water was going into my shoes and I was getting blisters I was getting bad blisters now imagine it's your first half Ironman you're running you're getting blisters it's the worst day of your life it is the longest race of your life now that is where we at at the moment this thing can last long I mean I went back to see how long this period was in the previous in the previous market and here it is if you take the top to the next time we breach that high 491 days it took 491 days okay now look maybe we've maybe we've we've we've got less in fact if you look at at this thing over here he says if we were to do the same thing we still need to go for 384 days to create a higher macro high and break 31 ,000 for good now I think that that's the worst case scenario I think that the markets changing the market structures changed but I mean you've got to keep your eyes open you got to keep your your eyes you got you got it make sure that you have enough enough gel packs and make sure that you have enough food and whatever else you need to go that distance and look maybe we go that distance maybe we don't go the distance but regardless make sure that you guys are packed make sure that you have whatever you need to actually run the dress we'll be here running with you well we will as a community we will all run together and when one of you feels one of you feels like like you're falling out we will all help you get back we will push you we will carry you we'll put our arms around you we'll walk with you we'll make sure that as a community we all get to the end of the race that's for sure we're gonna be a it's not about winning the race yeah it's about making sure we all get through this race together so that's it as I said there's a big boys the guys that are race fit the guys that have done a hundred Ironman because one thing one thing I saw when I was doing the Ironman is there's a big difference between people like me who came for the first time and people that have done this a million and one times the people that have done this a million one times they run and they look super relaxed and they smiling at everybody people like me who haven't done this before I was suffering I kept looking at people thinking am I gonna collapse is he gonna collapse is everyone around me those that had actually run the race many times those that were experienced they were smiling they were having a good time they knew exactly what was it and that's exactly what's happening here with Blackrock that's exactly what's happening here with all the the investors for me for you for everybody else here for every for all of us this is our first Ironman race this is the first time that I've seen contracting liquidity and increasing liquidity I didn't pay attention to liquidity increasing global liquidity increasing you you didn't pay any attention to global liquidity increasing but there are people that have done many many many of these races and they have been paying close attention to these liquidity cycles for a long period of time and they know that this is exactly a part of the liquidity cycle right now global liquidity is down when global liquidity is down and risk assets go down that's what it is there it is you can see it over there they also know that liquidity is a function exactly a function of Bitcoin is exactly a function of global liquidity here is US financial liquidity regimes and here is the price of Bitcoin the red indicates decreasing liquidity the green indicates increasing liquidity it's simple liquidity Bitcoin risk assets crypto is a function of liquidity right now global liquidity is decreasing because the u .s.
Why Election Integrity Needs to Be a Priority at the RNC
"I'm going to play cut 16. Then Tyler, the floor is yours. 16 Asa Hutchinson says RNC rules will prevent Donald Trump from being the nominee. Then I'll let you go play cut 16. And over a year ago, I said that Donald Trump was morally disqualified from being president again, as a result of what happened on January 6th, more people are understanding the importance of that, including conservative legal scholars who says he may be disqualified under the 14th amendment from being president again as a result of the insurrection. This is something that could disqualify him under our rules and under the constitution. And so obviously I'm not going to support somebody who's been convicted of a serious felony or who has this is disqualified under our constitution and that's consistent with RNC rules. Tyler Boyer, very popular take in Arkansas. So, uh, so I will tell you this. So this happened at the RNC. There's two, two big issues. The rules are what are the bylaws of the RNC. So anytime that you hear this, people use the term RNC rules, those are the bylaws. So that's what governs the RNC. Those can only be changed in a certain amount of time. And so the way that's been laid out for how we nominate a president has been laid out. And it's been the same for basically for a long, long time with minor changes here and there. And so no one can change those rules at this point, moving forward. Now there are rules that aren't get it, get it established at the convention. That's a totally different deal. So right now, Ronna, so part of the reason why a lot of people like, you know, explain to me why you think Ronna isn't the one, right? Ronna McDaniel, Romney McDaniel. Well, you can always tell how good a chair is by who she selects as her chairs for these committees. Right? So the current chair for the RNC committee, you actually interacted with in Washington not too long ago. He was in the audience, absolutely dislikes us, because he's a, he's a toll rhino. His name is Jeff Kent. He's the chair of the rules committee right now. He is an absolute hates Trump, hates conservatives, you know, loathes conservatives from the state of Washington. And he's the chair of the rules committee. So there is some substantial concern that who becomes the chair of the rules committee for the convention, for the convention rules is also going to be bad. Because if it was a guy like Jeff Kent, he's like Asa,
The Problem With the Libs' 14th Amendment Theory to Stop Trump
"Unless they're granted amnesty by two thirds vote of Congress. Folks, there's a little problem with this ridiculous Trump off the ballot. You know what the problem is? It's freaking stupid. That's the problem. And only idiots believe it. Folks, you are going to make a legal case just to be clear, to keep Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024, claiming he participated in an insurrection, although legally. Has he ever been charged with insurrection or rebellion against the United States? Let me think about it for a second. Seconds up. The answer is no, he doesn't. And then. There was an impeachment hearing. Over exactly that, what they called the insurrection. Oh, that's right, Donald Trump was convicted in that. Oh, no, no, no, no, he's telling me, hold on, Jim, I got to adjust the earpiece. Oh, Jim, say, no, he wasn't convicted that I missed that. I'm sorry, Jim. So so what you're telling me is an attorney is trying to make a legal case That Donald Trump participated insurrection in an insurrection, even though Donald Trump has never been charged with anything close to an insurrection by any court anywhere or any system or any prosecutor. And at the time they tried to charge him in what is obviously a political proceeding and impeachment. It
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Vehicle Dependability Studies. 2023 study based on 2020 models. See J .D. Power dot com slash awards for 2023 details. Last, plan renews at $99 per year. $250 credit back minimum. Excludes alcohol, germs apply. I see too many people who are like, oh, if Fox says it, it must be true. And Fox is just a different kind of evil than CNN, but they're owned by the same people. The ultimate goal of Fox and CNN and MSNBC is to create chaos and anger because the everyday person in the United States has more in common than they want us to. Oh, for sure. U .S. SEC not coming out to Cardano. Charles Hoskinson whips it out online, explaining the SEC's continuous crackdown on crypto entities is political and has nothing to do with securities laws. Chuckie Ho Ho, founder of Cardano, believes the United States Securities Exchange Commission will not come after the project's native token, ADA. Interesting. He didn't say not him, but not ADA. OK, that's fine. During a recent YouTube interview on Corey Costa's crypto coins, shout out Corey Costa, a friend of ATB, Hosky pointed out that there has been no enforcement action against ADA so far. Hasn't there been a couple things where people delisted Cardano? Yeah, a lot of exchanges have delisted in anticipation that something happens, but nothing like there's like misinformation out there. I've actually talked to people who think that right now Cardano is in a lawsuit with the SEC and that is not true. Same. Same. Before we continue with the story, hit that like button. Drew, where are we at for likes, bro? Pull that mic down. Let the people hear your smooth dulcet tones. We got two hundred and eighty eight likes. Need to pump those numbers up. These are. How do I say this nicely? These are Mike Pence at the debate last night. Numbers. We need to bump these numbers up, folks. OK, prove that you are not a Fed and hit that like button. Subscribe to this channel. Leave a comment. Get active in chat, bro. Drew, give me a poll. Who won the debate last night? Poll the audience. Let's get it going. Krit Kratts, Nick Tator hosting very bullish for crypto. Heck yeah, baby. Let's keep on going. SEC is not coming after Ada in two recent lawsuits against the world's leading crypto exchanges. Coinbase and Binance. The SEC classified roughly twelve tokens, including Cardano and a bunch of other ones. Philcon. Yep, Philcon. Oh, Philcon. That's how you say it. Insisting they ought to be registered. Insisting. We're like stamping foot. Should be registered before being listed on exchanges. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong and Harry's Razor's number one customer once disclosed that the agency had asked the exchange to delist all tokens except Bitcoin as they qualified securities. Isn't it weird that like last week. The CFTC said Bitcoin and Ethereum were both commodities. Yeah, I mean, what's what's the Gary wants control, Nick, but it's over, right? Like no one can serious. No one can take the SEC seriously if another agency says the thing that the SEC says is security is a commodity. I mean, I don't know if anyone has been taking the SEC seriously for a minute now, but we know Gary tries to fight with every weapon he has. And unfortunately, he still has a lot of weapons. They don't work very well, but he still uses them. Yeah, and it's the delay tactic. He wants to delay everything he can. Yeah, yeah. So someone said watching Nick is painful. Well, look. Pain and suffering makes you a better human being, OK? Reject comfort. Watch this stream while I host. All right. Who won the debate last night? Vivek Pence, DeSantis, Trump. I would have put Nikki in there instead of Pence because Pence was just like a buffoon. Anyways, SEC's move is political. Yeah, we know this. Cardano Boss said the one political party in the U .S. which received a lot of money from S .F .F. is trying to show that they are not corrupt. Hence, they have moved from being bipartisan and working with other parties to create crypto rules, to accusing everyone of being a bad actor in time to throw them behind bars. I'll disagree with Hosky here saying there really is only one party in the United States. OK, it's a uni -party system. There is no true opposition. OK, I would say that the Republicans and Fox News are controlled opposition. It's it's the two two wings on the same bird at this point. Would you agree or am I am I being a little too? Oh, no, it's it's extremely obvious the same people own both sides. And I've I've said this before. We've talked about this on Investing Bros that people don't need like I see too many people who are like, oh, if Fox says it, it must be true. And Fox is just a different kind of evil than CNN, but they're owned by the same people. The goal ultimate of Fox and CNN and MSNBC is to create chaos and anger because the everyday person in the United States has more in common than they want us to for sure. 100 percent. They want us to think that if you don't agree, if you're not a Republican, you are the evilest person in the world. If you're not a Democrat or Democrats, you're the evilest person in the world. And they make money by sowing this disunity. Yeah.
A highlight from Trey Lance's NFL Future
"Hey this is Paris. I downloaded all my favorite things into my new Roblox experience. It's called Sliving. It's got everything I love. Discovering, shopping, collecting, partying with my friends. Do you slay? Do you live? Do you sliv? You can join me. Join me. Join me. Join. Come sliv it up with me on Friday, August 25th. Get on the dance floor as I spin at the hottest party on Roblox. I can't wait for you to see it. Now you're Sliving. Slivingland on Roblox. Loves it. I'm Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, and this is Chasing Life. People measure age in all kinds of ways. Most of us start with the number of years, but as I've started to discover on this season of the podcast, that doesn't really tell the whole story. I guess there's no denying that our bodies do go through some changes, but aging is not linear. Listen to Chasing Life on the iHeartRadio app. With so many streaming devices out there today, what sets Roku apart? Roku players are made for one thing, to get you the entertainment you want quick and easy. That means a simple home screen with your favorites front and center, channels like iHeartRadio that launch in a snap, and curated selections of TV for when you only sort of know what to watch. Not to mention all the free TV you can stream, including over 300 free live channels on the Roku channel. Find the perfect Roku player for you today at roku .com. Happy streaming! Welcome to the MMQB podcast. I am Matt Verteram, joined by Gilberto Manzano here. It is Thursday, August 24th, and that means we only have one week of preseason football up. We're all thankful for that. Gil, have you finished up your training camp tour? Are you done now, or you still got a few more you gotta hit? Yeah, no, I'm done, and when you said the date, Matt, I actually forgot what date it is today, so that tells me we're two weeks away from the real football season, so I am done with training camp. I don't know about you, Matt, but after like the fifth or sixth stop, I was over it. I saw enough, you know, kind of somewhat real football. I did check out a couple scrimmages, which felt like a little bit of real football, but before that I was like, I'm over the traveling. Let's just get to the Chiefs and the Lions for that. There's a night opener. Yeah, man, I went to eight camps. I saw nine teams because the Lions and the Giants had joined practice when I was up in Allen Park. The day that I woke up in Kansas City, I actually didn't know what city I was in when I woke up. I had like a two -second, I don't know if panic's the same. So, I'm done. I finished on Tuesday. I went up to Green Bay for the last one, which was kind of more of an add -on at the end. I had gone up there for OTAs to do a feature on Jordan Love, and I wanted to go back up there and visit with Matt Lafleur, and it was worth the six -hour round trip. It was a long, long bit of traveling one day, but we made it happen. How many camps did you get to over the course of the summer? I got to, I want to say eight, and I had like you with the extra one with the Saints. The Saints came to Southern California for joint scrimmage with the Chargers, so technically nine teams, but the way I think I did it was, I think it was five states. I drove to Las Vegas and Arizona, and then I flew to San Jose, Seattle, and Denver, and going from Seattle to Denver, that's the one I felt. But yeah, man, I primarily got the West Coast teams. I got, you know, eight teams. The ones that were easy was the ones in my backyard in LA, the Cowboys, the Chargers, and the Rams, but you know, after the, I got on the plane. You know, at one point I started thinking, I don't know how you did it, Matt, because you were driving everything. Me driving to Las Vegas and Arizona, that was too much. I couldn't do any more car rides after that. Yeah, I didn't fly for any of them. I'm based outside of Chicago. You're based in Los Angeles, so you, your teams are more sprawling for you. I mean, you're not driving to Seattle from LA. For me, the longest drive I had was Kansas City, which was like six and a half hours each way. So I did, I did make that happen. But luckily, like Chicago to Indy's not bad. Indy to Cincinnati's a couple hours. You know, it wasn't, wasn't too bad. Look, we're going to get into Trey Lance. We're going to get into, there was an injury at Broncos camp earlier today before us recording with Jerry Jeudy, with what appears to be a hamstring injury. We'll talk about that a little bit. But I, I want to ask you, so the eight teams you saw, or the eight practices you was the most impressive? And was there a team that stood out to you, either good or bad, that you were kind of surprised by? Yeah, it's a tough question, man, because I was thinking that because I got, I got a good balance of really bad teams from Arizona. I saw our guy, Connor Orr, had him at one and 16 for the, for his win -loss record, a story that came out today. So they, they, they looked like they're going to be really bad. And it was tough for me to figure out who's who on that roster. So I got that. And then I got all the really good teams, like the 49ers, you know, I'm high on the Seahawks, you know, that from our doing our, our midsummer prediction, by the way, that was tough. We had to pick our Super Bowl teams in what, like April or May we're going to do it again. And I'm so happy about that, but the Seahawks look good. I like the Cowboys a lot, but every year it's the same thing. Like they get far and they don't get past the second round. So I can't commit to them. Same thing with the Chargers. They just don't go far. Like they're really hyped to have a lot of good players. So I keep going back to the 49ers because they've shown to me to at least get to the Super Bowl, or at least make it to the NFC title game. And then Brock Purdie being healthy. That to me was all I needed to see to say, you know what? I like the Seahawks, but I'm going to leave that bandwagon and go to the 49ers. Do you believe in Purdie? I mean, look, obviously you believe in him enough that you're, you're, you're high in the Niners, but you know, they'll roll with Purdie, which we knew they would, if he was healthy. Lance is the third string guy. And I know you wrote a piece on trail, Lance, we can get to him in a little bit here. The roster's stacked. I don't think anybody questions that. I mean, they have all pros literally in almost every single meeting room. They, they, they have guys everywhere. They have a very good head coach in Kyle Shanahan, but they've been a team that they haven't found their quarterback or at least they haven't proven to have found their quarterback yet. They went to Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo, of course, now with the Raiders, who you saw as well during your tour.
A highlight from Over the Rainbow
"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. Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the Daily Dennis Prager Podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show commercial free every single day, become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at Pragertopia .com Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I know what you're thinking. This sounds nothing like Dennis. Has he transitioned? Is he now a woman? No, it is 23 year old Amala Epenobi from PragerU who is subbing for Dennis today. I'll be your guest host and I hope so far your day has been well. Mine's been great. Woke up happy and healthy. If you're a regular of this show, you've probably heard my voice before and you probably know who I am, but just in case you're not a regular, again, my name is Amala Epenobi. I'm 23 years old. I'm currently working at PragerU, hosting a show called Unapologetic Live where on the daily we talk about trending stories, pop culture, news topics from a Gen Z perspective as I was born in 2000 and am a generation. And yeah, that has been my life. That's what I do now. And every now and then I get the pleasure of guest hosting Dennis' show here on the Salem News Channel. So good morning to you all. I woke up happy and healthy today. So it's a good day. We're not going to skip a beat. We're going to get right into stories today. I often wake up and by virtue of what I do, have to go and check out what's trending online and what people are talking about, what's getting buzz. And often the topic of cancellation or cancel culture comes up. And I'm always interested to see who is the next person who's going to get canceled on the internet. Now, much to my dismay, I woke up one morning and hopped on Twitter and saw Judy Garland's face. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Judy Garland, she was the star of The Wizard of Oz, a star is born, just an icon within the space of Hollywood. And I saw a viral tweet go out that said, quote, two movies a year apart, the same B word, shout out to Gen Z for teaching me this. And underneath those words were two pictures of Judy Garland, one of her playing her famous character, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and a second of Judy Garland in blackface. For those of you who don't know what blackface is, it's when a white person puts on black makeup, maybe does their hair in a way that is intended to make them look like a black person and is often used to portray a caricature of what it means to be black. Now, this old picture of Judy Garland was in her teenage years. I believe she was about 16 or 17 when she starred in a movie called Everybody Sing. It was in 1938, and it depicts a teenage Judy Garland painted with dark skin, large white lips, and dreadlocks. She played a character known as Judy Belair in the musical comedy who joins a music show as a blackface singer to escape her dysfunctional family. Now, of course, this tweet goes crazy. So many people have something to say. They're the cancellation, which is strange because it would be the cancellation of a woman who was long since passed. Judy Garland passed away over 50 years ago now in a very tragic way due to drug addiction. But amongst those calls for cancellation was an overwhelming force to defend Judy Garland, and this made my heart sing. It was wonderful to see people come to her defense, and the main defense being that, one, if you know the story of Judy Garland, you know that she had a very abusive history within Hollywood. That, especially in her teenage years and young years, she was forced to do a lot of the work that she was doing. She was constantly given drugs. She was on extreme diets to keep her shape for these films. She had a particularly abusive relationship with her mother and abusive relationships with the studio heads at MGM Studio, where she was signed from a really early age. And so often when you hear these stories of cancellation, where people come after these celebrities, the one very important thing that is missing and that we should all be looking for is context. For some reason, we always forget the context of the situation. And if people had just taken two seconds to get a quick Google search about Judy Garland, her past, what she was going through at a time where she might have been depicted in blackface, like 1938, you would have found that she is really not the one to blame here. Not only because of the abusive environment that she lay in, but also because blackface and minstrel shows were something that were not necessarily looked down upon at the time. Remember, a studio was producing this film and putting it out to the general public. This was seen as largely a very normal thing for a white actress to do. So to come after a woman who, for one, is not here to defend themselves, but also has a circumstance that would have led to this sort of behavior makes absolutely no sense. But of course, we're in 2023, right? Sense is not a top priority for us. Context is not a top priority for us. Nuance is not a top priority for us. And I must put out the reminder that Judy Garland, even for her time, was a massive supporter of the civil rights movement, the LGBTQ movement, and was a force for good in those directions, if the left wants to look at Judy Garland as an icon in that sense. So to come after her for something she did as a minor with very little agency over her own actions just really astounds me. But that's exactly what cancel culture is, right? There is no room for redemption. And even an action that you committed as a minor, you know, decades and decades ago, you cannot come back from. Which is really interesting when we get into the main players behind something like cancel culture. Because I imagine that if you spoke to them and asked them what their goal was in canceling individuals, deplatforming them, stripping them of their livelihoods, they would say that they view cancel culture as a force of progress and accountability, and that they want to have people take responsibility for things. But I can understand accountability in a sense. That maybe you recognize, hey, this is something that was of the time, certainly not something that I would do in today's world, and I recognize that I did that, but I've moved forward.
A highlight from Rob Parks - Married To The Black Widow!
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. And welcome to a gripping and powerful two -part special. Where we dive deep into the harrowing story of Rob Parkes. You may remember Rob as a victim in Channel 4's special feature, Black Widow, showcased on 24 hours in police custody. Join us as we sit down with Rob and allow him to open up and talk about the turbulent and tragic journey of his marriage. Listen as he shares his truth. Guys, welcome to Married to the Black Widow. But first of all, as always, Mr. Ryan Smith, how are you feeling tonight, mate? I'm good, mate. And to say we're, we released an episode on a Wednesday, but we're recording on a Wednesday now. So this is, this is new. This is new. So yeah, let's, um, no, but I'm good. Good. And let's go. Let's do it. It's exciting for tonight. I think this is a story a lot of listeners will know, a lot of listeners will see, but a lot of them won't know the full truths behind everything. And that's what we're doing tonight is to provide the platform for that truth to be shared as much as needs to be shared. But ultimately to have that open and frank conversation that we do every week with every guest we have. Beautiful. Let's go. So Rob, welcome to the show. How are you? Uh, good evening, gentlemen. Um, yes, thank you very much for having me on. Um, I really appreciate it. Um, uh, I'm feeling, I'm feeling good. It's, I think it's going to be a, an interesting evening. Um, that's a great introduction. Um, because I think you're absolutely right. Um, a lot of people think they know my story. Um, but I suspect they probably don't know everything. Um, and that's what I've been spending effectively the last two, two and a half years getting down onto paper. It's going to be exciting. Um, we've got a lot of, it is very fresh and we've got a lot, a lot of questions. And, but I think foremost, I think it is the time for you to, to, to, to share your story and to hear your voice on it. So I would like to, I'd like for you to take us back to the beginning, if you will, um, and just kind of talk us through the early stages of, of Rob. Sure. Of course. Um, it all, it all started back in 1999. Um, as a lot of stories too, uh, at university. Um, and I went to university. Um, uh, I was, I went to university in Teesside as was Middlesbrough. Um, I had the time of my life. Fantastic. Um, my first year university, I was having, living my best life. Fantastic. Um, I was away from home for the first time. Um, absolutely, you know, having, doing everything I could with as many people as I could, um, not many girls, um, have to say, um, but, uh, that, that didn't seem to bother me and away we go, away we went. My second year, uh, at university, I came back and I found myself in the, um, uh, a lady, uh, called Victoria. And from that point, my life changed, um, in ways in which I could never possibly have ever imagined at the time. Um, we ended up together. Um, and from that point, really, um, things started, my life changed subtly at first, um, but more and more dramatically, more and more things became more important and more specifically, she became far more important, um, than anything else in my life. It started slow, um, you know, young romances, you know, and there were good times, you know, we, we were head over heels. Um, we, we spent a little time together.
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"Told Me"] It is the Stephanie Miller Show Fridays with Brangela. We've just been saying it is really extraordinary. So Trump's lawyer went on TV last night on Laura Ingraham and admitted to a crime that Trump had just pled not guilty Right. And then, who is this, John Eastman's lawyer? Just was, I don't, disemboweled by Poppy Harlow. And I don't, I don't understand. And Rudy Giuliani cannot shut his drunken yap anywhere. He don't sound good either. And he's like two seconds from being indicted, right? I mean, I Yeah. I don't even get the strategy here. If I were them, I wouldn't open my mail. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. I would not answer the door. I want people to just call him unindicted co -defendant number from now on. Yes. Plus, I was going to say, someone else was talking about how stupid is it that Trump is suing Michael Cohen while he's under of course, criminal indictments. concerned at Trump evidence is sought by Michael Cohen in the $500 million lawsuit Trump filed against Cohen could potentially incriminate him in other cases, which lawyers are saying, yes, it will. Trump argued in the court filing Wednesday in Miami, the documents sought by Cohen, particularly Trump organization, financial financial records should be covered by confidentiality order amid his separate criminal proceedings. Cohen has said the evidence should be made public regardless of prosecutions. I mean, he's just making one dumb legal move after another. What you gonna threaten Cohen with now, Trump? He already did his time. Well, this is what Greg said. Just a reminder, Trump when says he was targeted by a presidential administration, he had Michael Cohen put back in prison during COVID for exercising his First Amendment rights by writing a book. I mean, yeah. So this one, Trump's shocking rape trial testimony could be used against him in the Stormy Daniels case. I mean, this is where I feel like all the crime -ing. Well, it's all fitted together like Tetris. Yes, yes. It's a crime jenga. Yes, it's a crime jenga. You're watching the walls come tumbling down walls that have been built around him his entire life. And simply because one person because people decided to pull the string, pull one strand, and then all of the crime gets revealed. Yeah, yeah. I mean, Noel Casler was just on with this this week and he said, hope I they go after him for all the sexual assault and rape of underage girls. That's totally a tax problem. I mean, the reality here is this man, it took him trying to overthrow the government for him to have to pay for anything he's ever done. Yeah, I mean, Ichi and Carol, God bless her, but it's the one that obviously the had wherewithal to, you know, and has this terrific legal team to be able to go after him. But think of all the women that haven't, you know, and it's sort of... You know what? The way to get Trump to stop suing people as a distraction is to stop paying his legal bills. Yeah. Yeah. No, exactly. And to your point about his lawyer, that lawyer in here to win his case. Nope. That lawyer is paid and it's making money and understands what his job is. His job is to go on Fox and say what Trump wants him to say and muddy the water and confuse the voter. This is not about legality. Yeah. Yeah. Except that's what people are saying. is This different. This is a legal case in a courtroom and, you know, that none of the normal options or if they're saying anybody would have made a plea by this point. Trump's Trump won't because he's not normal. They can't him put on the stand because he's the biggest liar in the world. I mean, you know, so I don't know. You're right. It's just I get how, you know, they think it might play out politically, but that ain't going to. When someone we somebody were talking about saying, oh, how do you put a former president in jail? You put the mother handcuffs on and you throw them in the cell and you shut the door. I'll do it. Let us, let us, let France handle the logistics. We'll take care of it. Yes, yes, yes. Something. I don't care if they take that truck building in New York, they kick who live in there out and they put him in that tower for the rest of his life. I don't care why they do it. I do have to insist he cannot have McDonald's though. He has to eat comma. I have another wrinkle. They don't empty the building Francis, but they only rent to black people. Ooh, that is delightful.
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"High. Welcome in. I'm Dean Blaine. Thanks for taking us along for your early 4 a .m. hour ride. Tell the me stories we're working on for you this early morning. This is new into WTOP this morning. man with A an active January 6th -related warrant was apparently arrested this week, Thursday, in former President Barack Obama's northwest D .C. neighborhood. Multiple sources briefed on the matter. Tell CBS News this He apparently had explosive -making officials identified this morning as morning, 37 -year -old Taylor Toronto of Seattle, who is also accused this morning of storming the Capitol back on January 6th of 2021. Now, Secret Service spotted him on Thursday, within blocks of this morning. They say then he ran toward the home but was tackled before he got there. Investigators say multiple that weapons were found in his van, along with materials to make an explosive device akin to a Molotov cocktail. It is not clear this Friday morning whether or not the Obamas were home at the time. Flames ripped through a popular local Georgetown restaurant, damaging the building, happening Thursday afternoon. Part of the killing of that Italian eatery actually fell onto some first responders on scene battling the blaze, and they were mixed with that big battle and very bad air quality, code red. Inside Georgetown this institution, Ristorante Piccolo, was owner Tony Cucabi and his staff. And then we realized that there's like a burning smell. Outside, he says they saw a wire down on a rear building at Smoke. An employee tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. And he did. He went up. But two seconds later, we saw that there's smoke coming out. This would turn into a two -alarm fire, and firefighters would put out a May Day call when a roof collapsed. D .C. Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly, two firefighters have minor injuries. Cucabi, who has owned the restaurant for 36 years, says he doesn't know how bad the damage is yet. I'm more worried about my staff because this is their livelihood. In Georgetown, Mike Murillo, WTOP News. After spending the last few days around here under a code red air quality alert, things are expected to improve today. This Friday will be under a code orange later today, which means according to the weather officials, will the air still be unhealthy for sensitive groups. People with respiratory or heat conditions, especially children with asthma, are said that they should limit their time outdoors. The poor air quality is due, as of course, we've been telling you here on WTOP, those wildfires burning out in Canada still this morning. There's a big, huge area of high pressure over the nation's midsection. And at the top of that ridge is Canada. We're at the bottom. So it's like a roller coaster ride from top to bottom. What comes down? Well, that's been the smoke and some of the hazy conditions from Canada where those wildfires are burning. That was 7 News First Alert meteorologist Veronica Johnson this morning. Fairfax County students not be in co -ed sex ed lessons until at least the fifth grade. That is the latest recommendation locally from the committee reviewing the family life education curriculum there. In fourth grade the lesson would be separate but under the latest recommendations in fifth grade. We would begin to combine them for things around abstinence and sexually transmitted infections. Colleen Eddy is the county's director of K -12 curriculum and instruction. In sixth through eighth grades. We would be gender combined for all lessons. That's five lessons in grade six and four in seven grade and eight. But nearly 85 % of people who responded to a survey last fall didn't support co -ed lessons. Parents can opt their kids out of any sex ed lesson in the county. Superintendent Michelle Reed. This is clearly a difficult topic. We're all wrestling with this. The research is not abundant nor is it clear. Scott Gelman, WTOP News. There's a new effort locally in Prince George's County this morning to keep young people out of trouble this fourth of July and the community safe at the same time. Historically crime increases during of months. the sum It's a problem Prince George's County's Public Safety Chief Barry Staton says will only be solved with community engagement, accountability and collaboration. We need the community's help. We need the parents' help this summer. There must be responsibility. Police Chief Malik Aziz a says youth curfew won't immediately be implemented. It can however be used as one of the many tools. We have implemented an innovative strategy involving hexagon grids which are about a thousand meters in diameter in which we will focus. It enables us to target these smaller areas of crime. Cheyenne Curran, WTOP News. You're with Dean on WTOP. 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"Happen. Chief of police Garcia of Dallas Police Department Mayor Eric Johnson, mayor of Dallas in Dallas District attorney John Cruz. Oh, you will come to my house, You were publicly apologize to my wife to my grandson Jackson into his parents, our youngest daughter, Austin and Dad J. D. Now I want to see this happen by close of business two seconds. Okay, This is luck. I liked Lieutenant Colonel Allen West a lot. Been friends for a long time, and I've been friends with Sergeant Mike Mata. Both have been guest in the last hour. About this, uh Situation on Friday night. Something doesn't make sense here doesn't make sense. There's been no legal proceedings. No discovery. There's been nothing So why would you call for the resignation of a police officer Doxing her on social media. That doesn't make sense. And that doesn't if you were to say Allen West did that, And I hadn't heard about this story. I would say no, I think you're wrong. Um There's just too many things here that don't line up. Um, So before you start calling, and I'm saying this to Lieutenant Colonel West before you start calling for people's resignation and making demands on the governor or Excuse me on the the mayor, the D a. Um And the police chief. Maybe we ought to wait for due process and see exactly what's happened now, um, I had not heard before, like 15 minutes ago that the body cam footage Has been released in, according to Sergeant Mike Mata. It's obvious that nothing got out of hand. So there's there's just got to be more to this story. And, you know, I'm not a neophyte in the in the Area of politics or media, So a certain portion of this has got to be damaged Control for a campaign for the governor of the state of Texas. I get that and I expect that And there's nothing wrong with trying to put a good light on the bad situation. I understand, But, um, there's just something about this story as we've heard it so far. That doesn't add up John and McKinney. John, How are you doing? Good afternoon, sir. How are you? I'm good. Thank you. Hey, listen, Pleasure speaking with you again, Thank you and your family in law enforcement for what they do. I'm a proponent in the backer of the law enforcement. I just wanted to bring up Something as you were speaking earlier with this crazy world that it is there and the Democrats playing their sin and Egan's every waking moment, even when we sleep every day. Who's to say that Maybe someone in the Democratic side set something up on this incident for lieutenant Colonel West and respects to him for his service. Or maybe even someone in the rhino section coerced with the Democrat Party. Set this whole thing up to not getting out of the governor Governors race and discredit him. It's just something to think about. I mean, I wouldn't put it past any of this. Against Lieutenant Colonel Allen West because he's black. He's an American first black by race, and he is a staunch conservative. What Ingredient Can you get that makes the Democrats more nervous than that. That's true. That's true. Good call, John. I don't know. Um yeah, First of all, nothing. A Democrat does whether it's regional or a federal level surprises me Nothing. Rick, you're implying that Democrats play dirty pool? Yeah, well, okay. If that's been playing, I do, and I think there's probably a few Republicans that would do the same thing. But the thing with a set up you have to have an awful lot of people involved in playing a part in that setup. Um is it possible you know anything is possible. All I know is I've talked to Lieutenant Lieutenant Colonel West. I'm talking to, uh, Mike Monitor from Police Department. There's something missing in this story. Something missing. But I think until there's at least a judicial review in the least at least until there's new process, which any one of us Any one of you listening myself. Anybody? You know, we have a right to that until that happens. You know, nobody should be fired for anything. Um, the the doxing. I don't get that doesn't sound like Lieutenant Colonel west of me at all, Um There's just certain elements of the story that don't add up at this point in time. David and Arlington David, how you doing? I'm doing Well, Rick, How are you today? I'm good. Thanks. Good. Um, it's good beyond with you. Uh, I think Colonel West is pretty ticked off. Um, you know, and some of the things that he said doesn't add up. Uh, he said his wife didn't blow the limit. That was the first red flag that came into my mind was she didn't blow the limit. Well, An officer sees that there has been something consumed and they didn't meet the limit. Uh, you know, people can act pretty squirrel. Even if they're not. They didn't meet the limit. Um and you know he's I think he's pretty ticked off when he says things like, who doesn't use their signals. Um, to get apology to a three month old, That's that's really far reaching. So my complete assessment of this Rick was I personally like to get all the facts before I get involved in any dispute, whether it's my spouse, my kids. I don't I don't care who it is. I'm gonna try to get all the information I can before I stand up and get loud. Because I'm might be just sticking my neck out there to get it locked off, and that would look embarrassing for my family. Well, yeah, I mean, you and I both know and you know, I Younger when I was younger man, I probably had a hotter temper. I've matured out of that, I think, but we all have a temper at varying degrees. And, you know, angers a strange thing It'll make you say and do things that you wouldn't normally say and do And some of those things you can't take back. So you've got to be very careful with what you say and do When you're in that emotional state, you know, I I don't know He's upset. Of course, he's upset. You and I are not privy to the conversations that he's had with his wife that That may have stoked the anger. I'm not sure but I will tell you this had Lot of things that lieutenant Colonel West said. Have they been given to me by a third party? I wouldn't have believed it. So, um, because I He just It's not been my experience. It was that type of guy. But you know, the turn signal thing made no sense of the apology from always. The people made no sense. Um, I mean, there's how about due process? That's the only thing that needs to happen here to get the full story. Don't you think I do think that, And I think that's why it's such a precious remedy for us here in America, and we need to hang on to it and keep fighting the liberals that are trying to take things like that away. So take your time. Amen to that, David. Thanks for a good call. I appreciate it. Lisa in Grand Prairie. Lisa, How are you? I'm fine, and I know you're doing well. Thank you so much. Okay, Well, what I wanted to say that Lieutenant Colonel Alan Wes, I think he deserves more respect than what he's getting from the radio and TV commentators. This man I know he has saved Soldiers lies he has say and work for citizens and he's worked for this country. And like I said, he saved our soldiers lives, and I'm an old soldier. Okay and I hope that he doesn't forget. That no matter what he does. That we are still, he is still Walking around and working a rail in a country where we I live in a monster open enemy. Okay? And what Open. Enemy in America. We are living around amongst open enemies. The enslaved is that bodies here. I'm not talking about racism and all that stuff. I don't want to go there anymore. What is that? What's an open enemy in your estimation? Would be Can't slave, his open enemies and their riches That came from it, Uh, even the experiments that they did on the paper. Okay, Lisa, forgive me. Good call. I appreciate it. You're entitled to your opinion, but the black lives matter line is 1 800. Okay? I'm sorry. This is not about Lieutenant Colonel West. Everybody respects this.
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"Hang on for two seconds. If you win today's high about 81 degrees. Right now. 64 in Aberdeen, 66. In down dog. Baltimore has 64 degrees, Chuck. Where is uh, Springhill in Florida that anywhere near you, My neighbor. There's your neighborhood. Really? Okay. Then you may know the story at the post office facility, which is on uh, Philatelic Road, I guess. Philatelic Philatelic Road. Yes, it had a seven ft alligator roaming the lobby area or so the sources for stamps apparently Yeah, I'm going to mail something and alligator shoes. He was mailing out. Very nice. Yeah. What's his ex? It's a her. It was at her ex husband. Probably. You know how your shoes go with the house goes the shoes. That's right. Well, look, I took a lot of time looking at this article and looking at the illustrations Look at the picture. About this alligator and the Florida Post office. You know, it's a crock. Oh, yeah, I'll tell you it is until you walk in there and the day of things late in the lab. Wow. And then you're gonna need a new pair of British. Yes, I'll tell, you know, I mean, This. This is a first of all. It's kind of an interesting looking animals these because this one is stripes and cool stuff on it. However, they can move much faster than you think they'd be able to. Yes, they can. And I've actually seen one run really? On a golf course. I was playing one day. The actual alligator is on the green, and the guy didn't see it. He walked up to see where his ball was. He surprised the gator. The gator took off running and the guy was still running in place. The gator was gone. Yeah, I I was running in place to just holding myself. It wasn't Prince. Yeah, not a pretty sight at all. Not at all. Whoa, No, no. What they cannot do apparently, is Is. If you run a zigzag pattern, they can't turn very well. Right. So if you want to get away from an alligator in your post office, folks, Yeah. Like if you're going to like the Timonium post office, very nice facility, You know, you walk in and they have the outside or if there's an alligator their run in a zigzag pattern, right? I had a had a 72 Plymouth that didn't turn very well, Same thing. Pretty much the same thing was actually I had a barracuda. Oh, yeah, Almost the same thing. No turning radius at all. No. All right. Thanks very much, All right. For one. Follow me by the way on Facebook for more life tips like running a zigzag pattern. 410 Wcbm six, he told Free Long distance. It's 1 800 wcbm 6 80. The next piece of audio. We're unsure as to wear this is this is this is some student. Well, I guess I just headed up to his or her neck. With the shenanigans of a particular teacher. Uh uh. And This teacher went off on a student in the classroom. Because he indicated that he is straight. Okay? This, he said. You know, I'm straight being asked questions about homosexuality, and he said, I'm straight and she went off. In what some might consider to be exhibit a on why to get your kids out of the government schools? Because I'm actually doesn't matter. All the black people or Irish people or ignorant people. Would you like a special, You know, grand copy for being stranger. Alright, come here. Just reach your cooking for.
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"We need certainty the home buying process with a loan that fits your life. Rocket can I just saw something. And I can't believe what I just saw. Now. Fully understand. Nicole Yokich, one of the M V P I think it's the right decision. I know some people going to argue Joel Embiid. I said this earlier. I'll say it again. When you're Play 72 games compared to as Hold on one second. My phone is going off. I don't know why that hasn't happened in a while, but there you go. When you play though 72 games compared to someone missing 21 games. That's a big deciding factor, but also If you look at the stats Nicole Yokich 12 10 points per game this year, Joel Embiid fourth 28.5 to 26.4 rebounds. Nicole Yokich 10.8 rebounds per game. That's 10.8. For Joel Embiid. He was 10 10.6 assist. 8.3. That's six. The league for Nicole Yo Kage 2.8. For Joel and be that's 81st and then player efficiency rating. That's ESPN is that 30.32 2nd Virgil and beat Nicole Yokich 31.36. So he was first. So they're pretty similar. And points player efficiency rating and rebounds. And then you get to assist. That's where the big drastic differences So I don't know about you rhyme. Think the two ways that you look at Joel and beat and why he didn't win the MVP. Assist compared to Nicole Yokich when you're comparing two big man And then also, it's the amount of games played. How do I give someone the M V p. I'm not saying John Bead wasn't deserving of being a final as he finished second for the award. But how do you give him? The M V P when he missed 21 games or the other guy. Is better in rebounds, assists and player efficiency rating, not by much and rebounds and player efficiency rating and drastically by assists. When one guy Played every game and the other guy missed 21. I'm with him if the stats were skewed so heavily towards him Bead where even if you had the 21 Miss games, but he was leading in every category wasn't close, different conversation 100%. But here for when it's closer, the Joker has, you know advantages in most of these categories. Your 100. Alright, Plus the games played now I just saw this bill writer who I love. Bill writer. He tweeted out who he voted for, he said. Yokich one and B two, Yannis three. Step for Chris Paul five. He included all the votes, though. And he had this graphic that was emailed to him. First place votes. Nicole Yokich had 91 Joel and beat only had one Now. Joel Embiid finished second. Second in the overall voting with 586 points. He had 62 2nd place votes. 23 3rd place votes, 8/4 Place votes and 3/5 place votes. As bill explains, first place votes or 10 points, second place votes or seven points. Third place votes are five points. Fourth place votes are three points. Fifth place. Voice votes are one point and I'd say you get the total point percentage here. So Nicole Yokich had 971 points. 91 1st place votes. Eight second place votes. Third one third place votes. John bid was one first place vote 62 2nd place votes. 23 3rd place votes, 8/4 Place votes and 3/5 place votes. The third person with Steph Curry at 453 total points, but I just want to look at first place votes. Nicole Yokich 91 Joel Embiid one How many first place votes are you looking at this right now? I can see it from over there, so I'm not going to ask you to guess here. Steph Curry had five Janice onto the Campo. Am He had one Chris Paula, too. Now you can make a case right? For one person to vote for At least one person vote for Nicole. Yo could you won the award? Joel Embiid, Steph Curry Yannis onto the Campo and Chris Paul. You would agree. Even though you you don't think That you thought that Nicole, your kitchen won the award. You can at least present an argument for the other guys, right where you can lease. See one person voting for the other guys that I just mentioned? Yes, And I believe I made a case for everyone at some point in the year so I could see it. Yeah. Steph Curry. He's so valuable. The reason why I was going to win the award was because his team didn't need to make the playoffs. Your own being very valuable. The reason why he's not going to win the award is because of the simple fact that he missed 21 games. You go to Yana Santa. Come, Po. He got hurt. He was he was carrying some momentum building up some steam to going back to back to back M v p. When you've won the award two years prior, and the regular season doesn't mean much to you. It's going to be tough to then vote for you, Chris Paul. There was tremendous value there. He's not even the best player. I know. It's not the best points. Most valuable player. He's not even the best player in the sons. There is one guy. Who had a tremendous season. How he got an M V P vote. Is just flat out absurd. Now you're a Knicks fan. Brian Tracy, icky as we all know if I were to tell you and I know you know who the player is by now because it's going viral on social media during the break. If I were to tell you that there would be a Knicks player who got an M V P vote. Who would that player be answered that very, very quickly. Julius Randle, right? It would be Julius Randle. No Knicks fans were chanting M V P M V P. M Z pay. I never thought Julius Randle was going to get an MVP vote for the first place vote and Julius Randle ended up getting zero first place votes. He got zero second place votes. He got one third place vote..
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"E think he wants that personnel control to who want that freedom at the line of scrimmage. You'll want these other things, too. I don't think it brings him any closer to a Super Bowl that then he is right now, which tells to me that maybe that's not at the top of his priority list if winning Football. The things that we assume, like the guys that are wired like Tom Brady that these guys want and he would just stay because Green Bay was one game away from the Super Bowl. And oh, by the way, it wasn't Mark West Valley. The scanning, you know, the second number two receiver why they lost the Tampa Bay. It was a few plays of the M V. P didn't make you play that game, too. I think that Denver makes sense. I think that he wouldn't mind living in Colorado. It's a quick flight to California if he wants to do anything, and TV host a game show what have you and he's probably thinking in his mind D A like, look. Denver has to give up to first two seconds, say Jerry, Judy and Bradley Chub. You think I'm gonna get there? And in a year from now, Davante Adams. You know what, Maybe Bob Tony, and maybe they come, maybe they he's able to recruit guys, and he's able to recruit players to go to Denver. Ah lot easier than he might have been able to recruit players to go to Green Bay, Wisconsin. This stuff is probably running through his head. You know, he's mapped this out. It's interesting, though, correct me if I'm wrong? I don't think he has a no trade clause. So green bag. They could make this really interesting too on there, and if they do decide to trade them, In other words, they could trade him to a place he does not want to go to. And he can't say no to it. Completely. Dallas, right? You know Mike McCarthy reunion. Maybe that go up. Then we would know that this is not about winning that This is just right just about both sides trying to stick each other in the end up proving the other side wrong. That's what's so interesting here is that Aaron Rodgers in the final. Let's say he has four years left in his career. Seems like he thinks he's got good football left for a while. Now, maybe it's three years. What have you That, really he doesn't want to win. He just wants to be right. He doesn't want to win. He just want to be comfortable. He doesn't want to win. He just wants to be closer to Los Angeles. Do you think that's what's driving this whole thing? I really don't know. Like like I said, it's It's kind of ironic, I mean, Quarterback who isn't shy and saying how much he despises anonymous reporting, right and which is necessary in our business to try to get the truth, you know? There's gonna be players who want to speak out on things that happened that also don't want to be called irrelevant and blasted to become pariahs and Green Bay like, but he's got to see him then I think he's kind of communicating as an anonymous source like Where else are these reports coming from? I can't believe the Packers are sabotaging themselves right now and want the world to know that Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to be there. So we don't really know. Like we haven't heard from him. I would think at some point we do hear from Aaron Rodgers. I bet you're winning is important. But if it was number one If it was the end all be all. Then he would just stay in Green Bay because it's objectively a loaded roster that can win a Super Bowl right now. Yeah. And Rogers is obviously playing both sides of the fence here because he has a chance over the last week to deny the reports and to support Brian Good Akins, or support the Packers. And has not done so. The only thing he has said is, he told Mike Tirico at the Derby. He's disappointed the rift become became public, so he's also not denying it. But he's not becoming. He's not going public either. So he's letting everything fester because he's enjoying watching the field. Blow up. The mines explode and good against and the Packers take all the shrapnel. He's loving this right now. My question would be Is there a way for them to find a happy medium where they don't fire? Good, Akins. They give Rogers money and they give Rogers some say. In the In the in the roster who starts etcetera. No, I think they're there. I think they've been through that. I think this is all new to us right these last seven days. What? We're learning about a lot of this stuff. I think that these conversations have probably been had from February through March through April 22 right now, and you could only take somebody trips to California for Coon by a sessions to try toe. Rehashes they got, you know it's crazy. I mean, this is the Brett Farve situation all over again. It's It's trying to talk somebody into something the only difference here and it's a pretty big difference. It tells me that there really isn't a middle ground ground of fun, and Aaron Rodgers wants out. Read far wanted back in and short like that source told me short of just giving him Complete control and fire in the GM. And who knows if that even work? I I think he's I think he's dug in. This is somebody who doesn't have a problem, eliminating people from his life. And the Packers, Apparently Are on that list. Right now. It is the great irony that Aaron Rodgers of these other guys are trying to follow the Tom Brady model of getting more control. Getting a place where they have more influence, but Brady did it toe win. Brady did want to go somewhere else to get paid if he did do that, But Brady did all of his controlling to win at all costs. And Roger's best chance to win is where he is at right now, and is willing to take a worst team just to have more controller to be more comfortable. That's not what Brady did. He went to a place where he felt course he got the cash as well. But You went to a place where he felt that he could win and obviously proved that he did win. Hi. 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"6 80 wcbm back two seconds. How you doing? I'm good. How are you? Always good to talk to you like it's a pleasure. And we're here again talking about all all things here. Can you hear me now? Hello. Hello. If you if you find that is a problem to you. Well, you know now it's time. Tonto. See, Dr Segev. One of her associates, it audiology associates. So let's talk about tinnitus because that is at the forefront for a lot of different people, the ringing in the year and or two years and the problems that go along with that. Yeah, Jenna, This is one of the biggest complaints of patients who come in my door. It's typically accompanied with hearing loss. So even if you're not struggling to hear there might be a few frequencies where you have some hearing loss that aren't in the speech range. But there was frequencies that how our damage to the inner ear which is our coquina, and once those hair cells are damaged, don't regenerate, and that's what causes hearing loss, but the brain and return Is not getting the same stimulation it used to, because it's not hearing those sounds, so it thinks it's doing you a favor and it creates that sound for you. And that's the most common cause of tinnitus is that the brain's not getting the same information that you see, so it's helping you out by creating an auditory stimulus. Known as tinnitus. Um, tinnitus is ringing, buzzing hissing. I've heard bacon, sizzling fluorescent lights buzzing all kinds of different sounds. It's really just anything you hear in your head. That is not am in the environment that someone else can hear. Sure, but it can be really bothersome and you know, right now we're in the middle of the covert pandemic. And tinnitus spikes have really increased because Rest untreated hearing loss. People are getting really aren't as social is he used to be, so when you're really busy, your brain will focus on other things, and there's external noise in the environment to cover that up the tinnitus. And right now, we're just not getting a lot of that. So it's really been a struggle for a lot of patients with tentative because they're kind of suffering a little bit more than typical because of just death isolation. 4 10 944 31 104 10 944 31 100 If you having a problem with tendinitis No better time to call because you know that there are so many different treatment options that we can look at. So the truth is, there's no cure. There's no magic pill that you can take in the tinnitus will go away. But there's so many effective treatment options that we can provide to really lessen the tinnitus. And you know, the other part of that is tinnitus can also be a medical issue, so there might be something in the inner ear, middle ear out or you're making the tinnitus occur, and then we really need to know about it. So when you do come in with tinnitus, the first thing we do is a medical examinations. We can really make sure that the auditory system is healthy. He was the most probable cause of the tinnitus is and then we talk about different treatment options to make sure that we're on the right path. Let me ask you a question. And because we're right in the middle of covert 19, and a lot of people are afraid to still go out. And and either go see a doctor or go out and go into these stores. If they leave a problem. Why should say it this way? If somebody who has tinnitus, and they leave it alone, and they don't get it treated does that untreated hearing loss does that eventually become more harmful to them? Well, we know that untreated hearing loss can lead to long term problems. So, for example, if you have hearing loss And you are working so hard to hear your brain can't do multiple things. So that's when if you're straining the here, sometimes storing the information from memory and trying to remember things can be more difficult. There has been research to suggest that cognitive decline of you can't hear you're obviously your brain cannot fully process that information. And then there's a ton of research right now coming out with untreated hearing loss and the risk of dementia. Sure, because you're obviously not stimulating your brain The same way Auditory system hearing is a big deal. I mean, not being able to hear.
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"They're going to be our only shot. They're not going to take Quinn. It would probably also include if I had to guess. Probably Jalen Johnson. Oh, I would give up Eddie Jackson before you give up Jalen Johnson. But that's because I don't take what they take. That's interesting to first two seconds to young defensive plays, want a quarterback? Back England foals or they could draft one, right? 3123323776 You think that would get it? I thought automatically. A quarterback would be involved. But then again, well, depends on who it is Still my C. I mean, there are technically I mean, if the Jets are getting involved in this, there is a quarterback involved. Whether it's a pick. Maybe it'll be Donald Who knows, But that whole Jaguars things very intriguing. Would you give up? Long Michael's ready, Goldman Over on while it's yes. I don't know what I would in a minute. But most some bears fans, They may not mean any Goldman took the year off because of covert. Right, We'll all Nichols was there. You know, I can't picture not giving up heat. Plus, he's not a young guy. If they want a young defensive players, he's not. He's not one of them, Um Hey, at this point, seriously, we have not had a franchise quarterback and so long Maybe you just have to give them whatever they want. If we have a shot, we're gonna have to give up some that's going to hurt. That's the only way we have a shot. But think about all the other deals the Bears have made over the years. Jay Cutler, deal The Khalil Mack deal the Mitchell Trio Boesky deal. All we ever hear about is all you know. You can't give up picks. You gotta build your team through the draft. This this this and this the bears. They're not ready to win right now. They need more than just a quarterback. And giving up. Young players off their defense, which is the strongest part of their team, even though it did struggle the second half of the year. This year doesn't appear to be the way to go. No, and I get that, But I'm saying just in the idea of getting Watson we would have to do something like that. That's the price that we went out to pick completely in recess, and that's right. And that's why you know, it's like, you know. Are we willing to do that Mortgage the future on, you know, getting him. Um, yeah, that's I don't think I still don't think they really have a realistic shot. All things considered because he hasn't no trade clause and he has to OK, any trade Why? If you're giving up that much, why would he be in agreement to come to play here? But their new head coach, that he has no interest in trading out. Why don't I know? Yeah, I knew I was like, Yeah. Okay. Well, sure. Sure you know what that's probably what, like the third most embarrassing opening press conference We've seen. You see the one with the Eagles from over the weekend, then Dan Campbell with Detroit, Detroit, the more and more I look at him, the more and more I feel that I could become a head coach of the NFL. Yeah, that it's like, then campaign and then we appreciate Maggie a little more after seeing some of that. Yeah, Except, you know, he says, crazy stuff, but it just he doesn't actually say crazy stuff. It just takes him a long time to say at this point to get to his point, which usually isn't much 3123323776. What do you think the Bears are going to do? Do you think they're going to get involved in the deal? Do you think the ram paces to the point? Where he's going to say, Listen, you can have what we want. Whatever you want. You tell us what you want. We need your quarterback. It's not this young watching which I agree with most people. I don't think the Bears have enough to get into shot. Watson. I was starting to say earlier this week, I kept hearing the dish on watching talk. Sure watching the Bears do what I'm saying to myself. I can't believe I got to talk about this this weekend. I can't believe it. I got to talk about. That's the story that was go away because I don't feel there's any chance it could happen. But if it's not the John Watson, who Jimmy Garoppolo If it's true Biscuit If the judge don't make the deal with Houston, do you contact the Jacksons? Say, Listen, we'll take a shot of Sam Donald because he's a guy that had an opportunity. You didn't like him. We think we could do other things with him. Very few people think Mitch is Mitch coming back would be the answer, but he's out there right now. Mitch is a kind of guy where he says, Listen, I consigned with any of these teams. They need a quarterback if they can't find one If they think I could help him. I'll go play with them in a way to the end to see where all these pieces settle. Right. So what do your thoughts is? A bears fan going in? You know you're getting ready to watch the Super Bowl with my Holmes and Tom Brady. And the Bears aren't in the Super Bowl. The Bears were in the playoffs very shortly on, but that was one and done is they could not do much in the postseason. What are your thoughts? Quarterback wise going into the offseason? 3123323776 take her calls. We come back. It's Fred and Xander here on ESPN, 1000, Fred.
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"And they traded two first round draft picks, two second round draft picks and two third round draft picks just to trade up and draft Jared Goff. Just a draft him to first two seconds, two thirds. Now they trade him, and they have to trade another first and probably another third rounder, just to get rid of them because they gave him a new contract before his rookie deal was overcoming coming out of the Super Bowl that they certainly regret. And now just to get rid of just give her the salary. They have to trade a first round plus to get rid of them. Now the Giants, on the other hand, are giants the lines. On the other hand, I give him an A for the street. My takeaway from from the Detroit Lions. The new Stafford was going. I think it was the right time in the right move for both parties to get rid of him. And their new GM Brad Homes. They gave their coach Dan Campbell, a six year contract, which I didn't think was necessary. But what that shows is that they realize that they're not trying to do a quick fix. All right. In two years, I want to be in the playoffs. Maybe it works out like that. But they're now trying to accumulate draft picks. They're trying to get young. Maybe even without saying that we're tanking. They wouldn't be so upset if they lost a lot of games. Coming up in the 2021 season, right? And so they have the seventh pick this year. They could go after the quarterback of the future. This year. They could wait, which I think they're going to do. And they could use that pick on a wide receiver or a lineman or the feds player. Whatever it is and build your team and build your team. Detroit needs to be built. This is a rebuild, right? And you have Jared Goff, who now is your starting quarterback for at least this year. Financially. They have to keep him this year, probably next year. But maybe not. Next year after 2022. They can simply release him or trade him. Even though he still has a concert, he still under contract. There's no guaranteed money left after after 2022, so they can easily trade him. It's no big deal, so they bite the bullet they take on golf. They take on a salary. More importantly, he becomes likely the starter. And now they can. They can draft a quarterback. They can wait a year to draft a quarterback and really get the guy that they wanted to really bad next year. Who knows? Maybe Jack off turns his career round and he looks like the player that some of us saw Over the course of the last couple years before he kind of totally went in the toilet last year. So it makes so much sense for the lions to do it. I mean, he is in Detroit. Just for a year, maybe two, and they get a first rounder for it. Get another first round of fur trading. Stafford they get a third round draft pick so they can rebuild their team. So I certainly give a big thumbs up to the Detroit Lions on this one, and now they're stockpiling picks. They're looking at. Okay. What do we need to do now? We could be now we could wait. We can try toe. Get a quarterback that we like. If they like somebody at seven, their first round draft pick this year. They can certainly get him so Early in the show. I'd like to get some reaction to the straight 855 to 1 to four CBS 855 to 1 to 4 to 27. My name is John Marks, ran's fans. Are you happy? Lions fans. Are you happy? I know we get some calls from from Detroit Lions fans here on CBS Sports Radio NFL fans who won this trade I'll tell you this. I think the lines one the trade Because Matt Stafford while is a on paper, a good quarterback. I believe there is something to the lack of winning in Detroit that some of its or a lot of it's the organization. But also I think some of that is Matt Stafford. Right. Like Matt Stafford is going to have to prove to me that now in a good situation with great players around you. The problem with Matt Stafford is you don't go to a team. And say, like, Okay, now make the playoffs and we'll be happy in the first year. No, he is two years left on his contract. It doesn't seem like there's an extension in the works to make this trade happened facilitates his trade. So now he's got a pretty much go toe, go to the Rams and win. Like if he doesn't win a Super Bowl next year, But they advanced further in the playoffs or they win. Maybe 11 games they get to the NFC championship game. I think they would consider that a success but then the following year If you don't want to Super Bowl or you don't. Least get Tau one. That's a failure. You've given up to first round draft picks, and the Rams are being very dangerous about all this because they are signing players two huge contracts and then cutting them. Ah, year or two later. Trading all of their draft picks. Their first round draft picks their second round draft picks. They won't have a first round draft pick for seven years because they're trying to acquire Highly priced already signed players like Jalen Ramsey having a government extension like a Matt Stafford, right, so they're going for it right now, but if they don't win Man..
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"Welcome back in talk some Bulls basketball Brian, one of my buddies, Bob. We used to play baseball in the school yard by my house, and he just says To this day. I credit my ability to hit all fields because we used to play right field out. He was left handed hitter so he'd have to learn how to hit the ball the other way. And so, basically, we wait. We were lazy and didn't want to move over. But basically we're just helping you guys learn how to hit the other way. We even though as a right handed hitter, I never learned how to hit to right field. Yeah, I didn't know there was a MENSA meeting figure out, but, hey, yeah, 13. You could move over there right over. There were two seconds. We're lazy where we're staying here. We're not moving every other time, especially if we only have three or four guys, and you come up to the bat a couple times beginning There's no way we're going back and forth all game wine. Forget it. Just got to learn how to hit it this way. 3123323776 Bulls. They got the Lakers come into town Later on this evening. You would think it would be a full house at the United Center that B That's a wishful thought. Um, because would be nice to see as you get to see you know some of the best players in the game. We'll see if Davis is there and see if everybody makes it there. But the Bulls around a role there scoring points, which is nice to see 115 or more points. Seven straight games is a franchise record shows you how bad they've been. In a while. Shot 51% against Charlotte last night. Seventh time over the 15 games that they're actually making baskets. Remember a couple years ago, Brian? He kept saying, Well, we need to shoot more threes. You know what you need to do. You need to find guys that could make him And guys were open. Yeah, guys who actually have an open shot? And Joe Kali wrote about this and put the numbers down today and sometimes in the eight losses? Zach Levine. We know we can score right. So he was averaging has been averaging 29.8 points in the eight losses. It's only 3.8 assists and six wins. His point. Production comes down still very respectable 24.2, but he has 7.3 sister on average. He had what? Nine last night so they're moving. The ball knows that path fully mentioned on the power play look like the Globetrotters because the ball was the pump is moving around. Same thing. It's great to see market and get his points and exacted his points and Since the Oklahoma City game where they coughed up the 24 turnovers and the 22 point lead, right? It looks like a different team in Billy Donovan. We talked about last week said, You know, OK, you want to win now They'll prove to me You want to do this stuff that it takes to win and It's against small sample size and the 11 of the most impressive things to me. Fred was they didn't look past Charlotte last night because the Lakers were coming today, right? Right. They took care of business and fed. You don't talk about it after the game. So some the other is that Beat the teams you're supposed to beat or teams that are basically on the same level as you are. Go out there and take care of business and then see what happens. When you get against the elite teams like the Lakers. They had 33 assists on 49 made baskets. Yesterday and after the game Billy Donovan. He's talked about this a couple times during this win streak, but sharing the ball I think I've really said from day one. I think this has got to be a team. Zach is obviously in elite and an incredible score. But I think I said, you just can't rely on him. You know every single night trying to carry the team home, and he said it Incredible year displayed unbelievable. I think he's out of 1/4 and fifth in the league in scoring. But I think will be a better team. If we can get you know 567 guys on a nightly basis in double figures, and we could share the bull generate, You know, good looks for each other, And I think that you know, for the most part, they've gotten better and better. That is, as the season has gone on. And We were fortunate tonight. With the turnovers to stay because they turned it over as well. Yeah. I mean, I I'm a big big believer in, you know, I know Sometimes you assist could be a little bit misleading because you could make great passage and I thought we had a lot of really good passes that didn't lead the baskets. So I always like to look at the potential assist, like how many times are passes leading to direct shots and you know they were in a zone. You know a good portion of the game, and I thought when we got to the teeth of the defense, we really made some good decisions and Made the right place and really made the game easy for each other, you know, and he mentioned turnovers, and he seemed like he was even though they only had 15 yesterday. He seemed well, you still not really happy with that, But Garrett Temple had five and Katherine had to. So that's almost half of their turnovers. Levina went nine assist ages two turnovers and Kobe White, who had eight assists just to turn over. So that's that's not nearly as bad. Your point. Guards not turning the ball over. Your big guys are, which is You know, kind of strange in Temple Temple has been amazing. Last 98 15 points when six of 14 from the field. He had three threes last night. It's just It's nice to see that they have some of these veterans that can blend with some of the younger guys and make the team as interesting and exciting as they've been, because they're fun to watch. They'll get up and down the court. They'll run and they get back on defense yesterday, which was saying we didn't see it's really interesting to watch young guys respond to a new coaching staff. And a guy who's got a lot success and gravitas, right? I mean, Jim Boylan was I'm sure very nice guy and he wanted to talk about you want bring pops name up his office. He could, but he was he's not pop. Was on the staff, but that's how much difference guy it makes One guys buy in because they actually think the people talking to him know what they're talking about. Yeah. Yeah, And they do and Billy Donovan it Z There's a respect factor where you know they know what he's done. He's got a history. He's got a past. I think it's a little bit easier for him to get them to buy into what he's selling, as opposed to what it was that Jim Boylan was selling who was an assistant and dad get kicked up and moved up and all of a sudden he came up with some other ideas. Now, Billy Donovan has got a history. Listen, Why did this in Florida did this year when I was coaching these other guys?.
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"A 22 year old is under arrest in the bed Stuy section of Brooklyn. Sunday night. This followed a fatal machete attack involving a family. The NYPD says a 79 year old man died following this attack. It happened inside of a Putnam Avenue apartment of 49 year Old man and a Four year old child are in stable condition All know, cope in 19 vaccine for New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo says he will not accept the vaccine until other high risk individuals in his age group are vaccinated. I will not take the vaccine. Until the vaccine is available for my group in black, Hispanic and poor communities around the state. Meanwhile, New York State of New York City began covert 19 vaccinations for health care workers outside the hospital facilities today. That comes amid criticism that vaccinations are being given to slowly doing this around the clock. City Councilman Mark Levin, who represents Northern Manhattan, says much more needs to be done to get life saving covert vaccines into people's arms. Right now, it's only being done mostly during business hours. We're doing almost Nana weekends, virtually not on holidays. That's not acceptable, Levine says. The city is doing just 40,000 vaccinations a week. Mayor de Blasio is vowed to Boost that number to a million this month. I'm Sara Lee Kessler for 77 W. ABC News was so Democratic congressman Max Rose has bowed out of a potential run for mayor of New York City. Meanwhile, his successor, Nicole Malia talk, a sworn in Sunday to the 117th Congress. Taking the oath by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Regulations. You are now members of the woman formerly sure Assemblywoman represents New York's 11th Congressional District. W ABC News Time 905 traffic Sports and weather Next radio 77 ability, wavy, See, Brian Kill me entertaining and informative. Listen, I'm not gonna recommend anything to you. I'm taking it in two seconds. If you ask me, I'm taking it to me. It's the way out of it. And then of Southwest Airlines United Airlines are are Americans said you could only fly with it. Or if you want to go see Thomas Red concert, and they say the only people who can go in or people vaccinated. Cause I can't get insurance because of it. Just know those the ramifications and no one's being punitive. That just being practical, Brian Kill me. We days a 10 A.m. Listen on the 77 W A B C Mobile lab, Jo. No one's along with traffic.
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"But there is a point right there is a point where the TV saturation is so bad is having a negative effect or not. I think it just neutral. People just get Neutrogena psychologists that looked at this and concluded that you have about one or half two seconds to grab people's interests, and then they They go. Their mind goes off. There's something else they just don't listen so I mean, unless people in Georgia have a great, much greater level of tolerance for political advertising than I do, and I've got a pretty high level. You know, it's just hard to believe that the 6000 commercial that you've seen is the one that's gonna be, you know, provide the epiphany and, uh, now I'm decided what's going to make a difference is getting that phone call. Getting a knock on the door saying, I see you haven't voted yet. Can I get you to the polls? Are there any questions? I can answer? That's what really, that's what really delivers victories. Because I participated in a zoom meeting with the medical community about getting the vote out in Georgia, and it was it was a great meeting. I am now targeted. I get all these texts and I just got to say they can We count on you to knock on doors and Georgia and as the probably not I'm probably not gonna head out there. Um, in the next week, so but thanks for trying. All right. You want to venture a guess what happens? Well, I mean, I you know, I I assume you know, I am an electoral pessimist, and I generally find it a Democrat. That's a safe place to be s O. I guess I'm slightly nervous that that when push comes to shove Um, you know, Republicans are gonna win runoff elections because the history of runoff has been that, Uh, Republicans tend to do better, but I don't put it out of the realm of possibility because of That high minority registration that we've seen, including a very strong registration efforts since election day for people who have turned 18 and, uh and are eligible And and I think the unknown variable here is Donald Trump create chaos. Within the Republican Party and discourage people from voting, and nobody can really measure that, But I think it's something that worries Republicans and justifiably worried. Now there's been no progress from the Republicans trying to challenge early voting, correct. No. But the secretary of state of Georgia who had been condemned by the president or not challenging to Georgia vote, has announced that after this election he intends to tighten the criteria for absentee voting. So, uh, not going to do it for the special election next Tuesday, But he has already said on the record that he intends to try to shut down the ease of of early voting and absentee vote windows. His term in Two years. Okay, so somebody somebody needs to run against him. A good person, Uh, in Georgia. All right, Um, tell us about the tell us about the 9000 pages of notes that you took a Speaker Pelosi, chief of staff and how that's coming. How that project is coming. Coming along. I'm I'm editing my second edit. I've got Tonto. I've gotta reduce that pagination of the original draft down significantly to about 400 pages. I did just send off my proposal with my agent, too. Um, one publisher to see if they're if they're interested, so it's it And I think I'm on Chapter five, and I'm actually cutting pages, which is always. Ah, That's the challenge in any editing, whether any of those Pearls of wisdom you put down in the first draft can be sacrificed. Unfortunately, I am able to get some of them cut out of there. So I'm making progress. I hope I hope this old gets wrapped up and picked up by a publisher and Out the door and my wife got me a beautiful fountain pen for Christmas to use and signing the book. So she, you know she's she's optimistic. And by the way, she said she'd be happy to come on the show. Thank you, John E Mean talking about the stuff about childhood trauma. Created by Cove. It I think is gonna be a long, long term topic. All right, Sherlock Holmes. How's that going? That's going great. My second by second story just was published in volume. 20 swerve the new Sherlock Holmes series and that one's called the case of the consulting detective. Like my others. My first story. It revolves around a historical event, which is King Edward. The seventh at conduct emergency happened decadent and I've got form or that have been accepted all based around historical events, and two more that I'm finishing up. So, um, if people don't worry, hundreds of pages on You're hooked. You're an addict. Uh, well, Elementary. No. Yeah. All right on. I asked you off the air John because I remember of the week and somewhere in the back of my mind is like Kareem Abdul Jabbar does the same thing. And you said he does. Yes, he has written several novels full novels on Sherlock Holmes in the same past speech fashion, which is written as though in the time frame and style. Of common Doyle and, um, he's also written the introduction to one of the MX publishing volumes that is in the series in which my stories are appearing, so he's He's a very dedicated Sherlock E. But this is because he could do this. He can do this well because he's a graduate of the University of California system Correct. There's no no task beyond the capacity of graduate of the University of California system. I have to agree with you. I also remember somewhere in the back of my little reptile brain that Karim worked on the Navajo nation. But you don't know anything about that. Maybe somebody else remembers that. I could be wrong. Somebody What? Because he's hard to miss. You know, you kind of stands out two inches walking around anywhere. We used to be one of the great thrills used to be running into Patrick Ewing land safely in Georgetown and Manu Bowl walking around the house office buildings, But you see guys that size. On it. Zero g and they always turn out to be the nicest people. Exactly. But boy, that is something to see, man. I can't remember what his name was. There was a there was a tall 76 or 77 players from the University of Utah. Also African. Uh and I was sitting in the basket for number of games when Utah played the Lobo's and sitting on the floor under the basket and looking up at 76 or 77. Really gives you the scale. It really it really happy New Year. John is always thank you much. Happy.