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Montage: Joe Biden Gets Mad Every Time He's Asked About His Son
"So jim queue up for me cut five this is what happens when you ask joe biden about his son hunter he gets really mad i'll explain why uh... you know i said no indication of any conflict from the credit or anywhere else period let's focus on the problem focus on this man what what he's doing that no president has ever done company wanted access to you well well that's not true you're saying things you do not know what you're talking about who said that there is no controversy about my son that's all a lie demand why is he mad always bad because he loves his son he does not why he's mad no one who loves their son sends him overseas with a drug problem the grift chinese communist party period end the sentence end the book joe oh biden is mad for one reason because biden is terrified that if the media keeps looking into his son it's going to pressure the doj to
Fresh update on "uh" discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried
"What do we really want to get the him on record about what do we really want to go hard on. So we were prepared and we expected him to be somewhat combative. But when Sam logged on, he seemed so casual, even blasé. Um, can I record? Is that Thanks. He was just Sam. We'd all seen him a million times before in all his interviews that he always did. And he always looked the same, like the messy hair, the t -shirt. He had some food off camera. Every so often he'd raise a spoon to his mouth and he'd crunch down on something to kind of send you the message that either he was working all the time and didn't have time to eat or that he didn't really care that much. Like this wasn't a really important part of his day. Our colleague, Anna Herrera, kick things off with a pretty straightforward question. I guess the best way to start off would be what is the relationship now between Olivia's STX? How would you describe it? Yeah, so I mean, as of today, there isn't that much of one. They're, uh, you know, obviously came from the same place originally, uh, or, you where you don't say there's over 12 people. What he had said about that was basically like, there's no conflict. I'm not involved in Alameda at all. But we already knew it wasn't as simple as what Sam was claiming the apartment where everyone lived together. Sam and Caroline's dating history. At this point, Sam's mood seemed to change, especially when I pressed him on something as simple as where he lived. Can I live with, um, other STX employees and employees from Alameda? I, uh, so, uh, sorry, I'm hesitating because I, I mostly sleep on. He gave some answers that truly just were so puzzling. Seriously, it was not a complicated question. I told him we had heard about the apartment in the Bahamas from Caroline. I wish I was asking because Caroline mentioned she that lived with nine other STX employees. I didn't know people would get to that group. Um, so I do hang out a lot in that, uh, in that apartment after, um, uh, or at least some after work. Although I, I, I do live in, uh, I live in, uh, I technically live alone but don't sleep there and, um, and mostly sleep on couches and bean bags. Um, couches and bean bags? At this point, our DMs to each other started to blow up. We sent a couple messages though in response to stuff that he would say that were like question mark, question mark, question mark. Is there any concern on your part about your employees living together, even if they work as separate So, uh, in general, like there's, uh, sorry, uh, should you clarify the question? Yeah, So, sorry. um, are you concerned at all that employees who are at FTX would be living with employees from Alameda, even though they are separate entities? As the interview went on, Sam's answers didn't get any clearer. Uh, I'd be concerned if that were like, um, that were the general pattern. And, um, I, and if there were like, you know, I, uh, what's her word? Um, uh, if there were like sent Sam was still taking bites of his late afternoon meal. And Annie sent me a note. Chewing seems to be a strategic stall tactic for him. I wrote her back. This is crazy. Something about this line of questioning appeared to make him namely uncomfortable. We took the separate Sam and Caroline interviews and published a story that talked about Alameda's operations. We also reported that Sam and Caroline had been living in an apartment with eight other colleagues from FTX and Alameda. At that point, we write a lot more. It wasn't clear what the relationships actually meant or if they were a sign of anything inappropriate business -wise. We posted our story and watched the for response. We hope the article might spark a conversation about one of the industry's hottest companies. But most crypto fans shrugged it off. And this time, there were no tweets from Sam. Thanks Then, the story around Sam Bankman -Fried started to change. It began a few months later with a leaked Excel spreadsheet that looked barely more complex than an average household budget, except with many, many, many more zeros in the numbers. How could this be the work of the genius behind FTX? And questions
A highlight from Congressman Warren Davidson Interview - Crypto Regulations, SEC Gary Gensler Hearing & Subpoena, Bill Hinman Ethereum, CBDCs
"Oh yeah, I mean, I think book Gensler should have been subpoenaed already. I mean, I think the amount of patients that chairman McHenry shown, I mean, maybe that's why he's the chairman. He's like more patient study, kind of working it more diplomatic. Like, yeah, I think the subpoena was due like in February. This content is brought to you by link to which makes private equity investment easy. Link to is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and FinTech companies, some of the crypto companies you may recognize include circle ripple chain, analysis, ledger, dapper labs, and many more, if you'd like to learn more about link to please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews with me today is Congressman Warren Davidson, who's a Republican out of Ohio, Congressman Davidson. It's great to have you on. Yeah. It's an honor to join you. Thanks. Yeah. Congressman Davidson, I've followed you for years and all the great work you've done with legislation around crypto. I think you were boy was maybe the first, if I, as far as I remember going back to the token taxonomy days and things like that. Uh, but before we get to all that, you know, tell us about yourself, where you're from and where'd you grow up. Yeah. So I grew up in Ohio, um, a little North of where I live now. So, um, graduated high school in the eighties, 88 listed in the army and, uh, got sent over to Germany when the wall Berlin wall was up, you know, the cold war was there and there, uh, wall separating the East and the West went through East Berlin and got to be there when that came down. And, uh, I'll just say like the people on the other side, weren't looking for more government. They were looking for more freedom and it was definitely a life -defining experience. Uh, from there, I got to go to West point, which, so that's not the normal way you go to West point, but, uh, it worked for me and, uh, graduated, went back into the infantry, served in range of regiment, 101st airborne division, uh, the old guard, you know, so some great units, but ultimately decided I needed to get out and go into a business. So my wife and I, and two little kids at that point in time, moved back to Ohio and, uh, started manufacturing companies, went to Notre Dame, got an MBA, and we basically had a little group of manufacturing companies. And that was what I was doing. And John Boehner resigned as speaker of the house. And a couple friends stopped in and said, Hey, you know, who are you going to back in the race? And I said, Hey, you know, you guys are the political people. And they cracked really a joke. They go, you know, it'd be great if there was an army ranger business guy in the race. So we just laughed and I went home and told my wife about my day. And she said, well, what'd you tell them? Like, well, we just laughed. Cause it's crazy. And she said, no, it's not. You'd be great at that. Well, here I am. So that's been like, you know, gosh, over seven years ago now. So it says it's pretty crazy. So in Congress, I got here and very few people knew much, very few elected office holders knew much about crypto. And I was new on the financial services committee and, uh, you know, kind of started that kind of army ranger business guy, the business guy, financial services also on foreign affairs. And, you know, that's, it's been a, it's been an interesting time to be in politics. Right. Oh yeah. Uh, well first thank you for your service. And, uh, it sounds like that wasn't, uh, just an incredible experience you had with the Berlin wall and so forth and being over there. Um, that must've been something, uh, life -changing it sounds like. Oh yeah. And look, I mean, the military offers a great opportunity for so many people. I mean, it's not a perfect fit for everybody for me. I just love that I got to be a part of it and it turned out phenomenally well for me, but it really is, uh, a great, a great thing to do and, you know, a lot of phenomenal people they'd go in and give a portion of their lives in service. And then unfortunately for frankly, some of my friends and others, they give their full life, um, you know, lost in combat or occasionally a training accident or something, but, you know, it's a serious commitment, but it is really cool that I had the chance to do it. Wow. Um, so let's talk about, uh, some of the work you've done in the crypto legislation front, because I remember as far as I can remember, uh, I, the token taxonomy act being maybe the first crypto legislation, and you can correct me if I'm wrong there, but, um, you know, tell us about the history of the different bills and things you've worked on. Yeah. So when I first got to the committee, you know, it was January of 2017 and, you know, you remember 2017 was like the ICO market people like, oh, you know, I could just write a white paper and kind of skip everything. And there were really good use cases, people trying to do things honestly. And then unfortunately there were just some outright pump and dump scams where people were being taken advantage of. And I'm like, where's the sec. You should be cracking down on these scammers and, uh, you know, they weren't really, you know, reacting well. They didn't really know who was going to do what. So there was this void and, you know, I was trying to get hearings on this subject and you, as the new guy, you don't get to choose which hearing. So this goes all the way into 2018. And, uh, we really couldn't get focused as a committee on the issue. Uh, so I was like, well, I can at least have a meeting. I mean, we won't be able to call it a hearing, so we'll have a meeting. And we did this thing at the library of Congress and it started out with a goal of getting about a dozen people together. And by the end, we had to cap it at 50 and like, people were like, oh, I want to send my CEO and I want to send my general counsel on, you know, we had some of the biggest names in, in, uh, not just crypto, but, you know, venture capital, you know, the New York stock exchange fidelity state street, I mean, you name it, any Andreessen Horowitz, you name it, the big players, we also are like, look, we got to have some startup companies and some founders that no one's ever even heard of some of those kind of knowing that still is heard of. They kind of went away. Uh, but a lot of them have really turned into some of the biggest names in crypto over time. And it was just an interesting conversation. So the goal was this listening to everybody and say, well, how, if we're looking at a tree, how far up can we go before everybody's interest starts diverging and branching out in a different way? And we want to kind of go up to that first level of branches and say, this is the consensus. If you solve these things, uh, you could provide a really difference making piece of legislation. So that was the token taxonomy act. Darren Soto, a Democrat from Florida, and I led the bill and man, think how different crypto would be if we had passed that bill in like 2018.
Fresh "UH" from News, Traffic and Weather
"This is radio ebc news here a m one thousand f m ninety seven seven with the station home of breaking news and also traffic of weather every 10 minutes on the floors we get started for the eight o 'clock hour what a nice day to get out and play we'll get to a forecast right now though for those early birds on the road let's see if there's any issue the high center john nelson yeah i just got off the phone with state patrol they're telling me about uh... do kind of a weird situation on i indian ninety eastbound direction around taking the road looks like somebody dumped a load of concrete on the roadway that's lanes got wanted to be uh... wrote to write means blocks so definitely uh... one takes care if you had to do that area and uh... to get over to the left to get around that uh... we do have some ongoing construction on the five twenty floating bridge as well most of the roadway is blocked looking at my camera lamson just one lane getting through that's the last about nine pm per they shut everything all down again but i'd just would recommend a guy ninety across the water right about now we're going to have pretty much average travel times right now get into where need you to go i'm john nelson are next northwest traffic at
A highlight from Ethereum ETF LAUNCHING Monday?! (Leaked SEC Documents)
"Good morning, everybody. It is September 28th. It's 1130, and it is time to discover crypto. We got Tim and BJ on the ones and twos. How are you two doing today? I'm doing fantastic, man. Alright. Ready for the show. BJ, are you in the silent era? Yes. Okay. He's in the silent era. Guys, we got a great show today. We're going to talk about the Bitcoin 1 %ers. We're going to talk about ETH futures ETF and how a senior analyst of ETFs at Bloomberg thinks it is going to be approved on Tuesday, folks. And that's why maybe you're seeing this huge, huge pump in ETH and a lot of alts as well. Also, we're going to talk about Gary Gensler getting roasted. We're going to replay the clip of the Pokemon cards. It's just too good not to share. Also, AI is alive. It's alive right now. How soon do we have a Terminator 2 style D -Day? Give it about 30 years. 30 years, folks. 30 years. Alright. We'll go ahead and start building the bunker right now. Yes, DC's in the suspenders. I know. If you just had the green bow tie, you and McHenry. Alright. One, I'm not going to wear a bow tie. Nothing against bow ties. Just bow ties aren't for me. I'm going to wear a regular tie with the classic winds or not, or I'm going to wear the suspenders. Yeah. This used to be my old bartending get up. I'll tell you what. You wear the suspenders in the button -up shirt. I'll wear the hoodie, but I'll wear the bow tie with the hoodie, and then we'll complete the whole ensemble. Okay. Okay. So you'll be like Fetterman, and I'll be Fetterman's, like, lowest level employee. Exactly. Yes. What were you going to say, BJ? That's like Voltron, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Then we'll team up. Alright. Well, let's just get right to the market cap story here. Alright. Where are we at? Whoa. Did you see that pump right there? Yesterday, we were up around 0 .4%. Today, we are up 2 .3 % for the crypto market cap. We had passed 1 .1 trillion. 24 -hour volume for the first time in a long time is above $50 billion. We're coming in at $52 billion. Bitcoin dominance, Tim's looking a little happy here. It was 47 .1 for a few days. It is now up to 47 .3. Gas, surprisingly low, only 20 Gwei, but it's actually about double of what it was yesterday, but still pretty low. I was surprised to see that. Alright, let's look at the pricing here. We have Bitcoin up 2 .1%. It is now coming in at 26 ,858 bucks. We have Ethereum past 1600, now 1638. It is up 2 .5%. BNB up 1%. XRP up 0 .5%. And we have Cardano up 1 .6%. Solana. Solana is pumping, folks. We have it up 2 .6. And TonCoin erasing about a third of the losses of the past week. It is up 2 .7%. But I'm ready to look at some of these top gainers. Ooh, look at Bitcoin Cash as well. Have you ever thought about trading Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin Cash? Because they do have pretty big moves. Yeah, no, I mean, they definitely are probably better for trading, especially if you want to stay away from leverage, but you still want to be able to utilize the moves of Bitcoin. But yeah, I haven't ever done it. Don't think I will. Okay. Alright. Well, let's look at the top gainers. Let's look at the top losers here. Wow. We have Compound. It is skyrocketing, folks. And Compound has shot back into the top 100. I have RollBit up 12 % just for today. I have a little bit of exposure to RollBit and a little bit of exposure to Apecoin. And I have a couple comic book issues of Thor, but I don't know if that will affect my pricing there. But it is up 10 .8 % and Apecoin up 7 .4%. Bitcoin Cash coming in as the top five gainer here, followed by Lido, DAL, then Aave, GMX, Maker, Arbitrum, Stacks. And then, hey, look, a little Chainlink way down at the bottom. Do you have any of these alts? You're not much of an alt guy, right? No, I mean, I have alts, but I don't go that deep. The moment I have about eight of them, Aave is one that is close to being on the list of maybe I'll come into it. You know what? You don't want to get into, though. I've been watching a lot of maybe... I think he's going to come on the show in the future. Shout out to Crypto Archie. Archie's been going really deep in some degens that are sitting around like a $4 million market cap, and their chances of 100Xing are greater than others. I do think I'm going to start looking into a real good degen portfolio. It's probably not going to take up more than... 10 % is probably being generous in my entire portfolio, but I like where I am. I'm definitely very top -heavy when it comes to crypto. I'm more conservative with my investments, but I'm going to take a little bit of risk this market. All right, BG says, BCH is my secret crush. My dirty girl, he calls it. Where's the one person? A million dollar vision. We're going to give you a million dollar vision. Hopefully, you can stick around and just be part of that positive message. I believe you will. I'm believing in you. All right, well, speaking of believing, I'm believing today we'll not have any of these these coins in the biggest losers of the top 100 cryptocurrencies here. I'm manifesting it. It's failed in the past, but today I'm feeling good. Let's go ahead and look. What do we have? We have Casper. All right, I'm not pale as it goes just yet. Casper is down only 1 .2, then followed by tethered gold. So this is a peg to gold price here, then gate, then another gold. We have another gold coin essentially losing here, then injective, and then stable coins. Wow, I escaped it today. I escaped it today, but gold's on the way down and I have exposure to gold. So does that count? Any day that stable coins are in your top losers, it's a good day for crypto. All right, can we, before we jump over to the top story here, can we look at some gold pricing and silver pricing here? I want to look at gold on Kitco, and if you want to look at silver, maybe we could check out some prices. I like Kitco, K -I -T -C -O. Here we have gold pulling up. Gold is down $14 for the day, so not a whole lot there when the price is coming in at $18 .61. How soon until ETH passes an ounce of gold? One ETH almost equals one ounce of gold. Costco starting to sell gold. I looked into it. They sell out usually within hours whenever they limit two per customer, but they sell one ounce nuggets right around spot price. All right, what do we have for silver? I don't know if this is the right one or not. I looked it up. This says CFDs on silver. Oh, you're a trading view guy. We like trading view. Shout out to Marcus Seifer. Price slightly down, but it's definitely got a consolidation kind of pattern going on here. Yes, we're still kind of moving, setting some higher lows, but we kind of flat out here. After kind of getting kind of in this region, we've flattened out with these lows. The resistance is getting lower, but I'm going to go ahead and say, Deezy, I think that this is a pattern. Watch what happens to support. We're back down at support, but this is a pattern I would almost lean more towards a move to the upside. Let me look at oscillators on this. Yeah, I'm feeling like that's bullish. I'm feeling like that's bullish. Plus, silver has underperformed relative to gold in the past 10, 20 years. I'm feeling pretty good about it right now. Yeah, no, the charts on the daily chart look more bullish than bearish, I would say. It's kind of sitting somewhat in the middle, but more bullish than bearish. All right, and we have Danny Boy saying, look at 100 coin. Maybe, maybe. We'll see. I don't know. Maybe we'll get some time here. All right, well, let's get into the top story here. ETH, futures, ETFs. What is it going to mean? I also got some short form content. Guys, we have an article talking about these Bloomberg analysts. I'm just going to do the deep dive as well, so let's read paragraph or two, and then we'll just see what exactly they're talking about. Let's go to the source material. Let's go to the source code of the simulation here. Bloomberg analyst shares information leaked from the inside that SEC on Ethereum futures ETF. They gave the good news date, folks. We're talking about Eric Balchunas. He's the senior ETF analyst. We're not talking about the janitor there. We're not talking about, you know, the guy that makes a tweet every now then. We're talking about their senior ETF analyst. And he said in a statement, he has inside on info when the SEC will approve the ETH futures ETF. Now, we know there's inside information. Who's going to have better inside info than Bloomberg senior ETF analyst? I'm feeling pretty good about this guy's sources. Now, you got to be careful. Never trust anonymous sources. But if I'm going to trust one, I might end up having to trust this one. All right, let's see what exactly were they talking about? It all started. Let's James Safart here. Nothing yet, but watching for filings to indicate Ethereum futures are indeed being accelerated for launch next week. All right, so what was he talking about here? Here's a repost from Eric. So Ether future ETFs could be trading as early as Tuesday, folks, as the SEC looks to speed things up and in order to get it done before the looming shutdown, just like they sped up delays on spot Bitcoin ETFs. If so, issuers likely in mad scramble as we seek to update the doc. So we have the government shutdown to thank for this actually getting sped up because we covered it I think two days ago. We looked at when the government shutdown happens, what happens through the individual agencies. If you weren't here, guys, SEC will reduce 90 % of its workforce, CFTC along the same line. So 10 poise, there's only going to be one showing up in that office. That's going to be a very lonely office. So what they're trying to do, they're trying to clear all the paperwork off the desks before it's just that one guy alone. I feel bad for that guy. Who is that guy? Shoot us a message here. All right, well, let's go back to X here. So he was quote tweeting this tweet from 14 hours ago. Well, let's, uh, let's see looking like SEC is going to let a bunch of ETH futures ETFs go next week, potentially. And then he was quoting this tweet. So let's look at that tweet. And then that was the one earlier hearing they might update so they can go on effective on Monday and trade on Tuesday. They've asked filers to update their docs by fry, uh, Friday PM. Uh, I'm guessing that's the end of day Friday. So they have till tomorrow, 5 PM Eastern standard time, get your paperwork done. If you get your spot futures, I'm sorry, your futures ETF paperwork filed, you might be able to trade it on a Tuesday. We're going to go ahead and get that in submitted on a Monday. So this guys, this could be very, very big. Now we have to wait till Monday, you know, nothing set in stone here, but however, according to the analyst, they will approve, uh, of the applications that candidates who do update it by Friday afternoon, and they will begin trading on Tuesday. Uh, how speaker McCarthy rejected the stopgap funding bill advancing in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving us just four days from the fourth partial shutdown of the U S government in the past decade. It is thought that a closure event would deeply affect the sec. It is rumored that the spot ETF applications were postponed early for this reason. So chat, where are you coming in? Are we going to shut down? I didn't realize we had done it four times in the past 10 years. I would have maybe said two in the past 15. That makes me think guys, I'm, I'm starting to lean towards, you know, if you asked me three days ago, I'm under 50%. I'm leaning towards 50%. I might even exceed 50 % by tomorrow. Where were you guys coming in on the odds of a government shutdown? Yeah, I think I'm a little low. I think I'd say maybe 35, 40 % it shuts down. I think they're going to have to do with both sides, but it would not behoove Biden to have that shutdown happen. There's a lot of reasons why they'd want to keep it open. Of course, there's a lot of Republicans in Congress, they're kind of pushing for it. They probably like it. They want it. I think they come to some sort of deal. They don't do it. Guys, should we just break down the alpha for you? You know, a lot of part, what makes this live show exciting is we can do things like BJ, while you go, could you look up October 19, 2021 daily candles on Bitcoin, October 19, 2021? Well, I'm going to be the idiot in the room as usual. So if we removed the debt ceiling and put it on pause till 2025, why would we even have a shutdown? Because it wasn't the entire shutdown when we would hit the debt ceiling. So that's not relevant for another 18 months. Yeah, that is a very good point on the debt ceiling. I think that that's a great question. So maybe that debt ceiling isn't as final as they made it appear because I was being told, oh, once this debt ceiling is raised, we don't have anything to worry about. And then two weeks later, we all of a sudden have something to worry about. So now we need to think about the next time they give us a debt ceiling raise. What the f are you actually doing here? Is it actually nothing? These game devs really need to figure out how they're building their ecosystem, because these rules just don't make sense anymore. They don't make, yeah, yeah. There's a lot of bugs in the code here. All right, we have the daily candles. See the date again? October 19th, 2021. If we just look at about a 30 -day period, maybe 10 days before to 10, 20 days after. Yep. So this is getting close to the top, but it was the, there's the, we ended up beating it out. But October 19th is right here. So it's this candle. We have one more day. We topped out on the 20th. Hover over the 19th. Right there. That is the day we had a Bitcoin futures ETF here. Move more to the right side. Let's, let's get a little bit in. That's the top right here. Let's stretch that Y axis. Let's stretch it out. All right, here we go. Go back to the 19th. Yep. The 19th, right? Let me go over here. 19th is right here. So in the lead up, it pumped, it pumped, but guys, that was a buy the rumor, sell the news. We had one more day. All right. They probably didn't want, you know, Fox Business News and MSNBC to be like, oh yeah, it got approved yesterday. Look at the price. So they gave us another 24 hours of pump. We've got the pump of metal pumping. Then, you know, a new cycle, you're probably not going to want to talk about it 36 hours later, 48 hours. So we got that pump. We got a nice strong pump for 24 hours. And then it went down folks. And then it went down. We went from, I believe that was about 55K, right? No, no, I'm sorry. 65K. 64, 64 .3. And then we dropped down to what about a week later? We got dropped down about 57 .8. All right. So we went from 63, 64, all the way back down to 57. And then we set in a new all time high. What was the amount of days from that low? What's the date? If you just hover, it gives you the date, right? On the bottom, it gives you the date. So date October 28th, it peaked November 10th. All right. So 13 days later. So a week later, it put in a local low. And then two weeks later, new all time high. Will the spot or will the futures ETH ETF play out in a similar way? I don't think we're, obviously we're not going to go to 4 ,500. We're not sending in a new all time high. But what I'm thinking is we might have a similar chart pattern. You're the Bitcoin ETF. In reality, this is only a period. That means we might have. All right. So that's the date. That's we're five days away from Tuesday, right? Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Go back five days from that, from the 19th. So go to the 14th, October 14th. 14th is right here. Boom. Nice big pump. It pumped for five days. Buy the room or sell the news. And then it dropped. And so maybe we're going to have a really good next four days. Maybe. You know, maybe I would say that that's a little bit premature. I think we have to look at a lot of different things going on. Obviously, we're getting close to the part where the market was going to top out and go to the downside. I think there, if anything, the case to be made here, even though there was some pump in that happens here, I would only make the case that this is proof ETFs can't save you from the bear market starting. I think there's I think it's a mixed bag. I think it's a little bit too irresponsible to try to say, well, back in October 2021, this happened. Well, there was a lot of things with timing and a lot of other different things. I think let's watch ETF. It will be bullish long term. But remember, futures ETFs allow both longing and shorting. So volatility is more what I'm predicting, not necessarily a firm. Let me play devil's advocate. That was what a lot of smart people thought was going to be the top or near the top. So if you have some, I have to hold this instrument for six months, and it's October 2021, you have one choice. You open in a long in October 21, you open in a short in October 21. I feel like a lot of smart money is choosing short. Well, let's go to today. We're almost half a year from the having. You have a choice. Are you going to open a long today to cash in in six months? Are you going to open a short today to cash in in six months? I feel like then many more people are going to choose short relative to today. You know what, let's actually that takes us into our next story. Let's talk about the big investors. Will they choose Bitcoin? Will they choose Ethereum? Will they choose, you know, futures or will they wait for spot? Here's what this Fidelity executive has to say. Ethereum investment thesis could be easier for institutions to grasp than this big, then bitcoins. And here is why. This was with the interview with a bankless YouTube channel. I do like bankless Fidelity's director of research, Chris Cooper, I think says the firm's Ethereum investment thesis could be an easier concept for blue chips to understand. With traditional, it's probably more easily go with them something like ether, then show them things where they grasp much quicker than investment thesis for Bitcoin. The investment thesis for Bitcoin, according to Cooper, is to truly understand it, you got to first to dabble into politics, got no little philosophy, got to know some game theory, got to know some economics, got to know some other concepts, you got to know the Byzantine generals problem, you got to know what the white paper is, you got to hate the NSA and the surveillance state. It's a lot, right? It is a lot. I remember that feeling, you know, half a decade ago, maybe more. Well, you know, I learned about Bitcoin, I didn't really get into it to about half a decade ago. I remember watching Andreas Antonopoulos clips on YouTube. And I just, I'm just alone in my living room with, you know, with, you know, maybe Mary J was there, but you know, I'm just alone. I'm watching this and my mind's getting blown here. And I'm just like, my God, I'm just so into what this guy is putting down. And then you go to your friend, and you try to, you're full of zeal. You feel like a religious apostle. And you're like, oh, my God, have you heard this thing called Bitcoin and what it's doing? And then you just get a blank stare back. Yeah. It's like, oh, yeah, I ate the orange pill, didn't I? Yeah. It's taken me back to these feelings here. All right. So yeah, it's a lot. Basically, what I'm saying, it's a lot to wrap your head around Bitcoin, folks. That's all I'm saying. I had the my first exposure to Bitcoin whatsoever was back in 2013. And I was the opposite side of that. What you just said, the staring face. There is this kid I met. He was very passionate about Bitcoin, tried to convince me it was the one world currency that Revelation talks about. He also was a pot farmer. So I looked at him and I said, OK, buddy, good story. Now, it turns out I should have gotten in when he told me to. He he was right. I should have gotten into Bitcoin. But I do hold to when you hear a lunatic who is growing pot for a living tell you that this currency is what Revelation talks about. You got it. You got to at least question it a little bit. I understand people still being stone faced at this point. Yeah. My first two exposure was 4chan and I was like, oh, anything they suggest is a scam, is a honeypot. And they are trying to hack me. And so that honestly, like in a weird way, learning I learned about it from too shady of a source. I was like, oh, yeah, I'm going to stay away from that one. The second exposure was my buddy buying ecstasy pills of Silk Road. And I'm like, again, another thing I want to stay away from. No, man, I'm good. I'm good. And then Silk Road happened. And also he lost his Bitcoin on a hard drive. So I was just like, yeah, I don't know about this, man. I don't know about this. And then eventually, you know, the hook got me there. All right. Well, you know, that's what we're saying about Bitcoin to truly understand it. It is a whole lot, you know, but imagine that you can get in front of them and just say, look, talking about Ethereum, here's the metrics, here's the cash flow, you put in your inputs, and they're looking at it like another financial instrument. And they're like, oh, yeah, that makes sense to me, you can have these scenario analyses where you could get your head around the probabilities. And then that way, people can size their position accordingly. That's how an institutional investor thinks. That's how a good investor thinks. They think around probability scenario analysis. And in fact, they are so strongly about that they capitalize the eye there. That's how institutional investor thinks. They really, they think about the probability scenarios there. So yeah, I think that's a pretty good, pretty good point there.
Fresh update on "uh" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"Nick. This was a underrated comment. I just want to give you your flowers. Nick's, Nick's a good writer folks. Uh, so undeserved, uh, not enough lights there. And then the three, two one, which we ended with yesterday. So that's, uh, the X minute there. Nick is going to talk to you about his favorite coin is the XRP and the metaverse. I left you that one on purpose, Nick. All right. We're me and Kat, we're going to Vegas. We're going to see, and if T-con, uh, we might go see a big friend of the channel, go see a cool fight boxing match. I'm really looking forward to that. Uh, so see you guys Monday. All right, Nick, it's all you, buddy. All right. All right guys. Now it's time for the show to get serious. Okay. Uh, Tim, can we go back to serious show? Completely serious show. Yeah. That means BJ, no takes from BJ. No takes to BJ. Uh, look guys, uh, I don't know what you're expecting right now, but this show is going to go to about one 15. Cause I've got a lot to talk about. First of all, do I have to one 15? Yeah. Everyone will. So we're all locked now. You're yeah. I mean, I am the dictator. That's true. I do dictate. So, uh, gosh, where was I going with that? Doing an outro. I had a really serious show. You're keeping us to one 15, one 15. You have a lot to say. Uh, okay. Before we get into it, look what I got. This is a new toy. When was the last time Nick's shirt wasn't purchased at a garage or a state sale. Okay. That's pretty funny. I can't even be mad at that. This is an RX 580 from Sapphire. Oh, wow. I didn't know you were poor. These, I got this for $70 on eBay. You already do some moon math with me. Okay. Let's do it. All right. This bad boy, $70, $90 shipped. Okay. Sapphire makes the best GPUs for the minus. Okay. Um, gigabyte makes the worst. So we're going to move over here. We're about to do some moon math, baby. And then we're going to get into the XRP stuff. Oh, that was my, that was my transition. Um, I'm pulling this up. So let's go to, uh, I have, I have called a truce with the XRP army. Do you know that Tim? I didn't know that. That's good to hear. This is a time for peace. This is a time for peace. I've called a truce with the XRP army. I've also called a truce with hexagons. Oh, so the dictatorship is now at a detente with both of those tribes, but not a coup d'etat. No, no. Hey BJ, how are your hands? They're going to feel better later tonight. So yeah, I've called a truce with XRP army. I've called a truce with the hexagons. We are at peace. We have laid down arms. We're not in peace talks yet, but ceasefire. Uh, yeah, it's a ceasefire. Uh, Nick looks like he's about to record it with a VHS. Dude. These are great. These are great, great comments. All right. What to mind. All right. So your RX 580 here, let's take a look at this. RX 580. One RX 580. Zoom in. It's about, where are we? Blake three. So Blake three is what uh, the RX 580 can mine. And that is for Alephium. We're going to look at Alephium. ALPH. Can you bring up the chart for ALPH, Tim, while I'm talking about this? Nick and Steven, don't, don't bring up that because that's, yeah. Don't bring up that 70 show. ALPH over, is this a coin? What is this? What's that? What is ALPH? A coin. Okay. So you're over USD. Okay. Uh, so a 580 can mine approximately, and we're going to go down here, can mine a lot. Uh, but we're interested in Alephium right now. Okay. So wait a minute. That's not right. It's late. Oh, there we go. Yeah. I had to update calculation. Okay. Let's go back down. BB booboo BB booboo. Enhance to ALPH. Okay. So this can mine your 580 can mine point basically a little less than half an ALPH a day. All right. So here's the important part. Why does this matter? We're going to go back to our calculator. We're doing some moon math here, folks on mining. Yes. Two for one mining show. I was here yesterday. I'll be here tomorrow. Does that mean the math isn't real if it's moon math? No, no, it's real. Okay. So let's go ahead and say that ALPH is going to do a 20x from here, which I think is absolutely in the cards. Okay. So you're mining 0.4 Alephium. Can 0.43. We're going to make an assumption here. We're making an assumption. You're going to be able to continue to mine that same amount of ALPH and that will average 0.43 between now and a year from now. Let's say you mine 365 days a year on one RX 580. What is that going to get you? It's going to get you 157 Alephium. So we go back to coin perspective and we say, huh? So if we get a that means our one RX 580 point one seven can pull in a whopping 500 bucks. Not bad. And if you buy this thing now at $75, usually in the, in the bull run, you're able to flip your gear for like three to five X. So that's, this is why mining is cool. This is why mining is powerful. This is why mining is profitable when you're doing it in the bear run when everyone else is scared. So yeah, that's just one RX 580 can possibly pull in 500 bucks and that's with a 20 X. I think ALPH has more to go than just a 20 X. Tim, pull up that ALPH chart. Yeah. You want 120 X? Wait, 120 X? What did you say? You wanted what on the chart? Just a 20 X. A 20 X. Oh, a measly little 20 X. Yeah. So good old 2000% from where we are currently. Yeah. Yeah. We're gonna have to, scroll here for this one. Let's go back this baby up and keep going. 2000, ladies and gentlemen, would put us at $3 and 30, five, 33 cents, 35 cents, give or take. And that's a market cap of $160 million. That's a good little market cap. Which seems extremely attainable. My only question, my only question, Nick, is what is the tokenomics of this coin? Because there is, you know, it's only 4.24% of supply in circulation. They do have a max supply, which is a good thing, but a very small percentage of it is out. What does the tokenomics look like? So the tokenomics are for right now, good. Now I need to dig into a little bit more because it is kind of like a gas token from my understanding. So there is like a burn mechanism, but I'm speaking a little bit out of turn right now because I haven't done a full hardcore deep dive on a Leafium. I think it's there's going to be staking involved. So that's going to pull out of the max supply as well. I don't know what the emission rate is though. I don't know if the block rewards or when the halvings are and how the block rewards change. Like Casper, Casper has a block reward change every month. It drops by like a certain percentage point every month. So right now I think for Casper, it's 146 Casper per block. A year from now, it will be 70.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
Fresh update on "uh" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"27,000 years. Nice. Uh, circle, uh, more circle stuff here. Circle rolls out open source protocol to help build tokenized credit markets. So basically, you know, we're not going to get into the weeds of what the code is here, but, uh, they're essentially building and looking on to, all right. So when you think of, uh, the tokenization of a credit market, you know, maybe it could be a package delivery of mortgage securities, you know, so they had the toxic loans from, Oh, wait, what is that? Well, it's like you have a hundred thousand home loans and they package it all up and then it'll trade amongst banks. Well, why not tokenize that and put it on the blockchain? I that's how, what I see them, uh, tokenizing, uh, things you're not essentially going to have access to, or you wouldn't even want to buy if you could, uh, Coinbase attempts to plug void in crypto perpetuals left by FTX. So is there a well-position to capture derivatives market share? I think they'll get a lot of, uh, a lot of traders. There's a lot of people like me. I don't want to deal with some, I don't want to change exchanges every two months. I don't want to try to turn on a VPN. I enjoyed. Okay. I can just do a little, you know, a little fun, long five X on Ku coin. It takes me 30 seconds. If I got to do a whole bunch of steps, Oh, I got to go to desktop. I got to go to VPN. Oh, I got to research. Oh, I got to do this. I don't even want to leverage trade anymore. I'm not sitting here trying to spend 10 hours a day doing this. It's just, Oh man, you know, I saw a red dot on market cipher and I'm just feeling bullish. I just want to do something, play around 200 bucks. Yeah. Coinbase is going to be for me. I'm going to be super enthused about that. So the question is what percentage of casual traders will want to do stuff like that. All right. Oh guys, we need to get some likes. I've heard a rumor. We're about 120, 121 away from 420. So if we can get that, uh, that would be great. AOC's income versus net worth. I wouldn't think she would have a high net worth yet. She hasn't been there that long, but Hey, you know what? She probably charged pretty high for a speaking gig there. All right. Uh, I think it's time. Let's do a little XRP news and we got to get, uh, Nick in here. He said he's going to be here in about three minutes or so. 12, 20. Okay. Okay. So he said that. Okay. Okay. Well, you want me to beat him up for you? Let's get the timer going. Uh, I'm a leave XRP for Nick. I'm a leave metaverse for Nick. We're going to skip ahead to the X minute here. Let's do it. Uh, and then we'll, so we'll go back. I'll put it on the tab for him here. Uh, I think I maybe have done one tweet. Have I, have I tweeted? Uh, yeah. Yeah. So we got a new account here. Discover crypto, uh, guys, this just launched this video. When I clicked on this video, it had 11 views. If you want to give us a little bit of love, we're starting this new account. Discover crypto underscore guys, you could be the 25th follower. Let's get in this very rare club of the first hundred. All right. There's 76 spots for the first hundred club left. I'm in the first hundred club. Are you in the first hundred club? I am. I was in the first 16. Hit the like, if you're in the first hundred club, I almost, I have first dozen. I don't have first 10. So, uh, yeah. Check that out. All right. Uh, let's go to the likes here. What do we got? All right. One, uh, yeah. More Gabriel, uh, content. Funny, funny guy. Army Piper. We live Army Piper. There's an FTX SPF special coming out on 60 minutes Sunday folks. We're probably going to do a video on it, breaking it down. So we'll probably get the clips. I've already put a card and the thing there. Um, Mike Ben's really, really good account. He's just, you know, one of those people that fights for freedom. Drew, you would love this guy. I'm not even kidding you. I highly former state department cyber. So that's you're already salivating. The catches. Uh, okay. So this is sick talking about, all right. There's a lot of people saying how awesome it is. You know, we've seen it, right. We've seen the little clip here where, uh, he's, he's looking like a robot and you know, Oh no, no, this is just the glasses thing. This isn't the Lex Rema thing. Just how cool they are and what they're going to show. And, you know, Hey, the moment when your kid blew the candles out at the birthday cake, you know, you can record it. Here's the catch. The catch is when you put the sunglasses on, but say a word banned by meta trust and safety, and it shuts you off and you go blind. I don't think it'll go that extreme. I don't think needles are going to poke your eye, but maybe in the metaverse. Um, here we have, I cross examined. Uh, so if you want the entire Pokemon card clip, it's about five, that guy had five minutes. That's the entire clip. So if you want the entire thing, check that out. Uh, this is a really, really good. It's just 10 concepts. Explain the modern world part. I'm just going to do one of the 10 Parkinson's law companies become bigger and worse over time and guys, there's nine, uh, gyms there right there. Mike bends. Now this is going to be where Nick starts like in Mike bends. Uh, just good. The guy's very good with, uh, language here. Uh, rolling stone, you know, I've talked about, you know, very close connections to the intelligence agencies. I hear they're talking about Mike bends, a former state department official who at one point was angling for access to the so-called Twitter files. Here's his breakdown. Imagine being the 74th leg of a CIA, a media centipede having to crawl around, legging out incoherent bile screeds like this to earn your paycheck. That's a very, that's poetic and should be chiseled in stone. Um, here, this is, I think every Bitcoin fan loves this guy. This guy is us, right? Pays a $6 parking ticket in coins, but the cashier refuses to accept the money. What are your thoughts? He starts pushing it, pushing it over the counter. She gets like her supervisor. He's like, uh, I guess it got community noted. Uh, a story is obligated except a certain amount of coins when paying a certain amount as follows. He was attempting to pay, which is thus, uh, not legal. So, okay. So I guess they do, I guess someone at some point is like, all right, guys, we gotta like draw the line somewhere.
David McCormick: Bob Casey Jr. Stays Quiet on Philadelphia Looting
"Da Larry Krasner. But bob Casey has been a wall and this is also the result, as you know, of a progressive liberal ideology that wants to defund the police, does not support law and order, puts dangerous felons on the street and uh, and hasn't done anything to stop the fentanyl crisis that's killing people in tensile million around the country. And so this is all coming to a head in our urban centers. Philadelphia is just disgraceful to see. I honestly got bob Casey's always a wall. He's a wall on everything. Um, he's not just not a leader, he's really not a senator. And I'll be honest with you, I can't tell which more senator dim with it. is Fetterman or bob Casey. Now bob Casey supported Fetterman even knowing he wasn't up to the job. Bob Casey is down the line, radical Democrat. He poses as a moderate. His father was moderate. a Bob Casey the son is no moderate. But on a matter like this, when cities in Philadelphia, in our cities, all throughout Pennsylvania are united in their objection to this kind of lawlessness and brutality, and these retail stores now leaving these communities, bob Casey's afraid to speak. So I assume you've challenged him or something or saying, Bob, we can't you? hear
Fresh update on "uh" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"Well, I, you know, I bet Congress members get paid. I think they don't get paid, they get back pay once they come back. So they're made whole just delayed. No, congressional members still get paid. Their staff members aren't. Yeah. That's a real thing. Check it out. Pretty ridiculous. All right. One more thing on the government shutdown. And I might be passing it to Nick before too long. Is Nick even in here? I'll text him. Yeah. All right. Let's talk about this lady who just looks like she, I'm just going to say it. It's I'm getting adrenochrome vibes. Maybe I shouldn't say it. Maybe odds be ever in your favor. It's the scarf. Anytime you see an elite with this scarf, you just know they're doing something shady. We're like people in cages. All right. We're kidding. Of course. I'm just, you know, I'm talking about inside of a metaverse. She does this. ECB chief says the digital Euro CBDC will not be entirely anonymous. What? So they made a significant stride by proposing comprehensive legal frameworks set usher in the CBDC within their 20 member States. It previously outlined plans, which could debut by 2027. But in the most recent update, they said basically no longer anonymous. Legard fiercely defended their project stating the currency will not be completely anonymous as is the case with a bank note. That is not true. Bank notes have what on them? Tracking numbers. They all have a individual tracking number on it. Your money has tracking numbers on it. So I mean, yeah, technically your $20 bill is fungible, but it doesn't mean that it can't be tracked. Uh, Legard's remarks come after some members of the European parliament voiced their concerns about the CBDC project, particularly its impact on user data privacy. Yeah. She's very slimy here. Um, she's just like saying things like it's true and then just moving on. And so you'll think pass the sale. Um, yeah, yeah. You know, cash isn't tracking. So then you're just like, and then she starts talking about the next thing you're like, oh, okay. That makes sense. No, it is totally tracked. Uh, all right. It's time to talk a little circle here. Yeah. Circle coming after the SEC. Those who don't know circle is behind the USDC stable coin, the world's second largest stable coin, which at one point was the world's largest stable coin, which at one point a lot of people thought was going to be the coin that the fed would team up with partner with, uh, put surveillance tools within. And then that would be the big CBDC. Now I think people may be less inclined to think that circle challenges, SCC classification of securities and the Binance case, uh, the intervention marks a crucial moment in the ongoing dispute between regulators and platforms with profound implications for the future of stable coin regulation. Uh, at the heart of the issue is whether stable coins, specifically the BUSD stable coin and circles USDC should be considered securities. Uh, central to the defense is the claim that stable coins, particularly those linked to the buck, such as BUSD and USDC should not be classified as securities. It's based on the premise that buyers stable coins do not expect financial gains from their purchase. Uh, makes a lot of sense. Makes a lot of sense, but at the end of the day, I mean, you could argue against that saying, well, if they did nothing, tether goes to zero. They did nothing. USDC goes to zero. So in a weird way you are expecting them, you know, you're not expecting a profit. You're expecting evenness. So how do you classify that? I don't know. Uh, but it's still your work. Like you're going in there and you're, you're staking it. You're, you're, you're putting your money in there. It's, I don't think you could say based off how the Howie test is worded that there's someone doing like a crazy amount of work to gain all this profit for you. Uh, it's touchy and weird, but I don't, I would be in agreement with them. I don't think that that would classify as, uh, failing the Howie test. Okay. Okay. Uh, I got a lot of from attorney saying circle owes me money. Hey, Hey, get it. Get it. Get that money. Uh, most members earn a salary of talking about Congress, $174,000 a year. Speaker of the house, 223,000 a year. Uh, speaker of the house only makes a quarter million a year. I think over her entire career has earned six point something million. Yeah. It's higher than that. No, no, no, no. This is the salary salary. It's pulled in, uh, six mil only because she's like 140 years old. She's pulled in six mil via salary, but it's worth over 120 million. I believe so. Yeah. It's pretty crazy. Pretty good at trading. She's taking a lot of speaking opportunities. Yeah. I could rant about this for a sec. Okay. What do you got the top 50 members of Congress have a cumulative value of $4.8 billion at their average salary. Those 50 people would have to work for 27,400 years to accomplish that.
Donald Trump Won the Second GOP Debate Without Even Being There
"A reason that most listeners voted for Benny Hill as the appropriate theme song for last night's debate, and it was bad. If you didn't watch it, you didn't miss anything. You really didn't. You want to hear a taste of it? You want to see a little bit of it? You want to get a check out? Let's just pull, oh, I don't know, kind of a random 46 -second clip from last night's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California. You will give me three times the deduction in income tax, then I will look at your gas tax, which is why it didn't happen. Exactly, Russ. Secondly, on the $50 million— Here is a nice part. Secondly, on the homework 10 because Obama bought those curtains. Did you send them back? It's in the press. Did you send them back? It's the State Department. Did you send them back? You're the one that works in Congress. That wasn't my question. You get it done. You hung them on your curtains. They were there before I even showed up at the residence. You are scrapping. Here's a fact. Here's a fact, though. You wanted a gas tax increase, and then you wanted a state government. We have not begun to go ahead like this. In fact, we're about to take a commercial break. Yep, that's your debate. Uh -huh. Yeah, tell me some more about the productive process that we're witnessing. My gosh. Somebody else has texted, maybe the best theme would be Mission Impossible. Well, yeah, that's what those seven candidates are facing right now, an impossible task of trying to upend President Donald J. Trump.
What Is Life Without Taking Some Risks?
"Is life without taking some risks? I mean, if you own a business and you want to be an entrepreneurial entrepreneur, uh, you have got to realize there is risk involved. It's not, there's nothing easy about it. And talking about John D Rockefeller again, he said, if you chase money, you'll never catch it. And I've heard Larry Burkett years and years ago, when he was still around, he said, if you're chasing money, you will chase it forever. If you're starting a business just to make more money, go work for someone else. Fact go work for someone else. That is not a good reason only to start a business, starting a business and doing all these things. Typically, if you do them right, the by -product is making more money. And I also have learned and agree totally with, not just learned because when I read it, I go, that's me, that's me. I am motivated. I am not motivated by just making money. Just having money does not motivate me. What motivates me as did John D Rockefeller was just the next deal, winning the next deal, winning the next sale what's next. That's what motivates me. And yes, again, the by -product of that is when you win, you make more money. And that's great, but it's always the next thing. It's always, what can I do next to win? That's what motivates me. And that's what motivates a lot of other entrepreneurs. So that's kind of the reward. So the risk and reward today's risk relate to market and economic trends and finances and technology and new ways to serve customers faster to encourage growth. You have probably mitigated risk and leveraged size and stayed and flexible all those types of things. And you've researched outside of the box options. How can we serve our customers better? How can we serve our team better? You've researched all these things are outside the box. They're not normal. And they're not what the normal small business does. It's different. Again, that's also what motivates me is just being different and just trying new things and it's risk. Everything's a risk when you're in business and you're trying to grow and you're making things happen and you're wanting to be different than everyone else. Everything is a risk. Some pay off well, some don't. Some win, some lose. That's just part of
A highlight from TBGP #412 Alan Wake 2 Previews, Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty Wrap-up, Starfield Review Bombing Far Cry 7
"Yeah, game of thrones is like to me that first season is like super dark uber grim, no, no magic, no nothing. And then suddenly it sort of gets into itself. Sup everybody. This is carrick with ACG and I'm here with abzi doing the, uh, yeah, oh shit, yeah. Doing the, uh, the best gaming podcast number. I gotta look. Where are we at? What are we at? 412. 412. Yeah. Thanks to abzi for joining me. We've decided to do these occasionally. Well first we're going to start doing them biweekly to see how that goes and then we're going to sort of see how it works for the long term. We just really haven't decided. It's something that I've wanted to do for a while, especially because we miss a lot of the news in the starting week. We do skip a lot because yeah, we go on tangents and shit. Well it's all my fault. We talked about dreams for an hour and it was good, it was good, but we talked about dreams for an hour. So yeah, something's getting skipped. So thanks for everybody showing up. I absolutely appreciate it. Thanks for spreading the word around that we're doing this. If you can tweet it, super chats, all that kind of stuff. We're just going to actually jump in, discuss what we've been playing for a bit. Talk about early week news and we got a couple couple interesting bits here as well that I think will be fun. But what have you been playing? Um, I just recently started Phantom Liberty, like the cyberpunk expansion. Dude. Okay. I played it for about maybe five, six hours, four or five hours. Okay. Honestly, dude, it's fucking cool. That's all I'm going to say. It's just fucking cool. I enjoyed the first four hours. I think the new characters I got introduced to are pretty cool. I'm liking the dialogue. It has a lot of edge to it, which I like, you know, we talked about edge and lack of edge before and, um, and, uh, the VA is pretty good. And the, I'm liking the writing a lot, a lot more than the, than the original game. And it seems to be having like, it seems to have actual choice and consequence in this one versus like the original game. So yeah, I'm enjoying it a lot. And some of the stuff kind of layered into the main game, like there's like these new things, activities that kind of got pushed into the main game as for a 2 .0, like the main game, it's the combat's fun and stuff, and they fixed a lot of issues for sure. The new system is amazing and the skill tree and everything, but it still has that like kinda, um, there's a lot of, the map is just a lot of shit. You know what I mean? You just go, it's kind of like far cry. You just go and kill and go and kill and like 90 % of the stuff is, is just, is just combat minus like the few really good side quests. But um, with this, I think it's because it's like a smaller setting and Phantom Liberty, it's very packed and tight. I feel like there's more, um, motivation for exploration and stuff and talking to different npc's listening and into stuff and reading lore and the main story and the characters. Yeah, they're just, uh, I've been enjoying it a lot, you know, goul $2 super chatter. We still get a friday podcast. Of course. I'm not stopping friday podcasts. I said it starting. I'll say it again. I've talked about it on twitter. No way. Are we stopping that? This is simply just to do some extra stuff, especially because reviews don't hit this embargo time. Uh, very often, Wednesday, two or three hours in the early morning, Wednesday, I can work around that. And if I can't, that's on me. But I would agree with everything you said. I also think there's a lot, not a lot. There is some far cry stuff in cyberpunk that they hide by not putting icons down. For example, the consistent fucking fighting between gangs in that game. And I had forgotten something has to happen every 20 seconds. It's all the time. You come around a corner and it's like, and I was so confused because I had forgotten. So I thought it was a big deal. And I got into like 40 fights. I was like, fuck man, things are going, this is all because of, and then it dawned on me a little later on. I'm like, oh no, none of this is because I have like, you know, had something cool happen. It was the way the game was set up. They were smart to hide it because I think Ubisoft gets dinged a lot of times because it's there too. They present checklist. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So have you done any of the driving stuff? People were just talking on our discord about leaping off the cars and katana. Yeah, that's pretty cool, man. That shit's pretty cool. I, I, I'm, there's still some bugs just reminded me, um, like I had a bug where I, if I pull out a certain weapon in a car, I just couldn't move my mouse to aim or do anything. And it wouldn't auto lock like it's supposed to, um, also for everyone playing. So I I've isolated an issue where causes game crashes and I've seen multiple Reddit posts about this and comments. If you use a mod called, I think it's the airstrike mod on a melee weapon, which gives you, I think higher crit chance. If you strike from, uh, uh, in the air or something like that, it crashes your game straight up, uh, like 90 % of the time. So just don't use that mod. Now I've isolated that issue to that. It might be even deeper than that. So it might be like my combination of perks or something interacting with that mod, but you should just like stay away from that mod for the time being.
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
Don Trump Jr.: How Intelligence Committees React to Trump Versus Biden News
"Whatsoever but i read this morning i've read the house oversight committee bombshell about the payments and i put your name in there and at the payments reset tomorrow lago and i pretend and it is real i mean you you've got to be thinking yourself you know if that was you you would you'd seriously i mean you'd be tarred and feathered right now they'd be coming to your house with hot tar well a hundred percent i mean this time into my father's presidency dan i had done 50 hours before the house intelligence committee the house committee the senate intelligence committee for treason for treason just so we understand that's a crime punishable by death okay under biden with millions and money flowing and pictures and joe didn't know any of them yet he happens to be playing golf with them every other weekend the emails and wire transfers and i mean you know the diary i mean it goes on and on and i'm like man if imagine if one of those things was donald trump like we'd all be in getmo uh and it's like you know wow we're gonna go after trump because he believes that one of the nicest assets in the world is worth more than a judge in new york
Donald Trump Jr.: Media Tried Hiding Hunter Biden's $250k Wire Payment
"Them and just address the timing of this too by the way yeah about a quarter million dollar payment literally sent to Biden's house right go ahead that this can happen again literally by the way if you look at any of the things that came down the first this is the hundred guilty they're this they're that each and every one of the next day trump and the trump environment don't pay attention to the shiny object you know the people that have been screaming uh the everything that trump ever said if trump said merry twitter christmas it on was bigger than Watergate those people are strangely silent that there's wire transfers from the Chinese government with joe biden's home address in there you know magically joe is making millions as a partner of hunter and all these things and the the narrative where's the evidence oh you mean other than the emails the voicemails the text messages the video conferences 30 eye wire witnesses transfers you know and beyond that dan you know it's not like the Chinese they're not like us they don't have a you know diversity equity inclusion program to make sure that they're diversified and they that have good crackhead representation in their portfolio managers when they gave hunter biden billion a dollars they don't do that only we're stupid enough to do that in america right now they don't do that but they do do it if they're buying you which they clearly were and they're not even talking about it and yet this is another anti -trump thing that drops after a bombshell further linking hunter to right the only thing they go after hunter is on the gun charts because it's the one thing that doesn't tie back to the highest office in the land at the highest level of corruption we've seen in our government okay the same people by the way in complaining about bob menendez i mean what hunter and joe did is a hundred times worse and yet right they're strangely silent on it i you know you know if you didn't know exactly what they were doing because they've been doing this now for seven years i could probably say there's some hypocrisy
A highlight from How To Turn Your STRESS Into SUCCESS!
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about how to turn your stress into success. Here's a simple fact. All of us, no matter how organized you are, no matter how drilled down your schedule was, no matter how perfect you think you got things going for you, you're going to experience stress. It's normal, but how you react to the stress that you're experiencing, that is something that you can actually control to a great extent, not 100%. So what we're going to do today is we're going to go through, it's going to be a two -part podcast. We're going to go through a system where you can essentially acknowledge your stress. I'm not going to say manage your stress or manage your time, because those things are often unmanageable, and the very prospect of trying to manage either actually causes you more stress. That's true. Which is ironic. But what we're going to do is take you through a process so that you can really turn what mostly is an unconscious reaction to something external into something that you will find that you can derive power from and focus. So get ready to take notes, and as always, all of our notes are available down below in the show description. If you're on iTunes or YouTube or, hey, we're now on, what's that new video platform called? I forget. Anyway. Something new. Something new where videos actually are also living. And all the other, Spotify, Amazon, everywhere. We're on Google Listen and everywhere. So yes, everywhere that the podcast is listened to, you can also find the notes for our show. We oftentimes will put all of the notes that we're using. Notes are all copywritten, of course, but at the end of the day, we want you to feel free to use these when training your own agents or maybe your small brokerage, whatever. This content is designed to help you first, and then hopefully you're going to help others with this information as well. And while there also, there's a lot of links in the show description below, and you can join the premier coaching program. There's information about our eXp Real Estate Group, which you might want to consider joining all kinds of good stuff. So just scroll down and it's all there waiting for you. So Julie, let's roll into your points. Yes. And it is true that one of the most common questions we get from podcast listeners and coaching clients when you guys text us or reach out, it sounds, you know, it comes in different flavors, but it usually sounds something like this. I feel out of control with my time. I'm spending a lot of time chasing after scarce listings from my buyers, negotiating multiple offers on my own listings, and then putting out fires on my pending deals. So how can I get back into control? You're wondering what's okay to stop doing, or you should be wondering what's okay to stop doing, and what must you never drop when you're feeling out of control. There's an old saying that goes like this. If you're not controlling your time, someone or something else always will. So we're going to give you a multiple step plan. It's a little bit of this is mindset, how to control your, how you're thinking about it, and some action steps. So here are things what to get rid of and what to keep. Well, I mean, just reading your description there gave me a little bit of stress, I have to say. Did you do that on purpose, Julie? No. You'll feel better by the end, I promise. I wanted to share with them something, because the thing that actually drove my stress up a little bit when you were talking about not enough listings, guys, in the next few days, we're doing a podcast that is, I think Julie is now, what, 30 different sources? Yes. I'm actually excited. And in a couple of days, we're going to do a one -part podcast, which is all of the different online sources, resources, other than your MLS, to find listings. And there's quite a variety. We're going to talk about farms, land, ranch, commercial, normal residential, vacation properties, foreclosure, everything. But what we're doing is we're actually giving you guys links of where you can go to find homes that are for sale that are not in the MLS. That's the main thing. So the notes already have, I think it's like 25 or 30 different websites, mostly, well, I mean, they're all websites, where you can click on the link and then you can be taken to a list of a source of homes for sale. Again, these are not in the MLS. And these are almost all nationwide, by the way. Right. And we're going to be doing this the next couple of days. So yes, if you are feeling stressed from not having enough inventory, we're going to cure that in the next couple of days, listen to the podcast. All right, Julie. So part one. You got it. All right. So let's see. What to let go of versus what to keep. So let's see part one. Number one, mindset check. Are you really that busy or are you just disorganized? Take a day to get real about what you're actually managing. Sometimes just dedicating a day or even two days to getting a grip is all you actually need. So don't keep telling yourself you're overwhelmed. Instead, your affirmation is that you are surrounded by opportunity. Isn't that more accurate? This is why this is the first step. When you do that first, you'll realize that your state of overwhelm is actually temporary versus allowing it to become a lifestyle. So I don't, I didn't scan your notes, but did you talk to them at all about the brain dump? I didn't. Yes. You can add it right in here. I was thinking this would be a perfect spot. Bonus point. One and a half. That's right. Bonus point. One and a half. So one of the systems that we've used for decades, especially with coaching clients, is when they're feeling overwhelmed. Take a tablet of paper and I don't know why tablets of paper where you're writing it out is more effective than if you're typing it out. Typing it out almost, I don't know, it doesn't stick in your brain as much. So take a tablet of paper. Take like maybe one of those long yellow legal tabs or tablets and then write down everything that's in your brain. Don't stop writing until essentially everything that's in your mind that you think you should be thinking about is completely cleared out and you can do personal and business and go through every single thing. So that's the first cure because what you're going to find out oftentimes is that you're going to start, like you'll write down maybe 10 or 20 different things and then you're writing them down in different versions. Like you're going to say, take in the dry cleaning and then you're going to realize that you wrote that down as the fourth thing and now you're seeing that you write it down as the 18th thing. In other words, what you'll discover is a lot of thoughts that you're having that are feeling like they're, you know, bogging down your ability to think clearly are the same thoughts. In other words, you don't really have that many things that you think you have more going on in your head than you actually do. So when you write all this down, then you're going to look at this list and there's three filters that you run all these things through and it's called do it, delegate it or ditch it. So the things that you absolutely positively must always be doing are going to be the things that fall into the five categories of the things that make you money in real estate, which is proactively generation, you know, obviously prequalifying, presenting a lead follow up, negotiating, those types of things that we teach in premier coaching. Those are the things that you should not be delegating and you have to do it. So the do it category are the things that you absolutely positively should leave on your list. The delegated category are, there's lots of things you could be delegating, lots of things you don't have to be doing. Lots of things that may be frankly under the delegation category are things that maybe not only not don't have to do yourself, but maybe don't need done at all. In other words, you put them on your list, you thought they were important. Somebody told you they were important, maybe even, and guess what? They aren't important. So get rid of them. And then the last one is ditch it and that's where essentially the lot of the things in your second, you know, the delegated part, they're going to go to the ditch it category and just completely remove them from your list. Or another thing to do is if there's longer term projects or things you wanted to be doing, write them on a completely separate list and then segment your list. But the most important thing is if you want to really get control, and this is a good, this is a really, at the end of the day, this is a mindset point, but if you really want to clear your brain and start feeling a resemblance of control, I did, did this just the other day. Honestly, I had a big, uh, to do list and it was, um, I keep lists. I'm a list guy. I know a lot of people have different systems for it, but lists work for me because I derive immense pleasure crossing them out. Yes, it is very satisfying. That's why it's very cathartic to take a damn thing is bought in that damn list and getting rid of it. Bye bye. That's right. I enjoy that. So that's my payoff. But there's a system. So do a delegated or ditch it, but start out by doing what we call a brain dump and write everything down and then go through it. And then you'll start seeing after you actually write everything on a piece of paper, you will feel better. You will feel some sort of a cloud will lift. It will. It really will. Then you look at all the things are floating around your head and like I said, remove the duplicates first because a lot of them will be duplicates and then go for a do it delegated or ditch it and then you know, move forward. That's a simple system. Well, that's a perfect 0 .1 and a half because remember we started by saying, are you really that busy? Are you just a bit disorganized? Maybe your mind is feeling disorganized because you haven't written it down and done the brain dump, right? So that goes hand in hand. And speaking of the do it part of the do it, ditch it or delegate it. Point number two, proactively generation cannot stop. This is the first thing that agents drop when they get even a tiny bit busy. You must actively pursue new qualified appointments every single work day. And it is the most important action that you take daily, whether you have a, whether you have pending transactions or not, whether you have active listings or not, always on every call, whether it's a home inspector or lender, a past client or a pending ask, you guys should know it by now, whom do you know who could use my help buying or selling real estate or Tim's version, which I like even better. What two or three people do you know who could use my help buying or selling real estate? So make the commitment to a minimum standard of contacts every work day, even when you're feeling busy, refer to our previous podcasts about how to list and sell the homes that you need to sell your magic number as well as lead generation from best to worst. We've done so much work on this with you guys on previous podcasts and in premier coaching. So I'm going to actually, I'm going to reinforce all your points, but I'm also going to give these guys a bit of a relief valve. I have coached people who are just for some reason wired to be disorganized. They're wired to basically be Liberty Gibbets bouncing here, bouncing there. That's just how they are. But then yet they're very successful. And why are they very successful? Because they always lean back into the things that are going to make them money. And oftentimes they have really vibrant personalities and people like them, despite the fact that they're wearing shoes that don't match and you know, things like that. All right. So how do, what's the solution when you're coaching somebody like that? The solution is not trying to find them a solution. The solution is just making sure they do to the three to five things every single day that they should be doing at a high level and then holding them accountable as three to five things and then giving them permission to be whatever the hell they want to do with their time the rest of the day. In other words, they can't, it's too much emotional stress for them to be held to a schedule for more than maybe two or three hours a day at, you know, in other words, they can only really, let's air quote here, time block two or three hours a day. So what are the things they should be doing in those two or three hours? And Julie and I talk about this on the podcast all the time, but obviously Julie's pointing about proactive lead generation. We want to talk about, you know, if you had a listing appointment, presenting, negotiating, all those types of things we teach in the coaching program. But really guys, if you really want to know how to really feel long -term control of your day, your day should come down to having mastered the art and science of really doing only three to five things every day. And those things are, in our opinion, now you can modify, but this is sort of a holistic approach to this, right? You need to be making your self -determined number of contacts per day as determined by your real estate treasure map, which we give you in the first level of Premier Coaching. So whatever your number of contacts per day, you need to be making those per day. You need to be having done all your lead follow up by the end of the day. I'm giving you a whole bunch and you guys choose which ones. Ideally, when you are very, you know, essentially advanced as a proactive lead generator, you should be setting one pre -qualified listing appointment per day. Julie and I are huge advocates of doing some sort of physical workout routine every single day, taking some kind of supplements every single day, showing overt gratitude. You know, I love you Julie, I love you Tim. You know, showing overt gratitude to the people that mean the most to you every single day. If you just basically write down the things that you have to do every single day, the accumulative effect of doing those things every single day will pay off in ways that you can't even understand. It's a multiplication effect. There's a compounding of duplicating those efforts. The obvious one being is that if you're working out and you're, you know, hopefully taking care of what you eat, you're going to see, not right away, but over time, your energy level increases, your physicality increases, same goes with making contacts. But the key to making this work is do those same things every single day and then often will come down to doing what you don't want to do when you don't want to do it at the highest level, which by the way, is the founding principle of our coaching program, but also of anyone I've ever met in life who's successful at any level. They knew that they had to do what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it at the highest level over long periods of time. And that's what we're prescribing to all of you guys as well, because it does pay off. So really, if you're wanting to get in control, but you're absolutely one of these people that can't be in control as your coach, I give you permission not to be in control for anything other than those two or three hours, ideally in the morning, because when you get those three to five things done every single day, even if the rest of the day is like a, you know, high speed roller coaster, it does not matter because you did the most important things. Well, that's right. That's the most important thing that you said is what you do with those two to three hours is what's critical. What you're not doing is giving them permission to just say, well, I'm just a disorganized person or go on Instagram or make a bunch of TikTok videos or do a bunch of passive lead generation or go on Facebook and take a bunch of surveys. All this silliness that doesn't lead to anything. That stuff doesn't count. Okay. So we're talking about what to keep and what to ditch. Point number three, deadlines cannot be ignored or procrastinated. You can lose a deal by losing track of time or having misunderstandings with the other side. So remember that people scan through DocuSign without really realizing what they're signing or remembering it or being able to even find it again. You can't be part of that. So use a transaction coordinator if that's getting out of control or if you're your transaction coordinator, you have to be careful with your earnest money deposits, contingency releases, inspection dates. Don't let those fall behind just because you're behind. Get clarity and or get help. And I'll tell you what one of my coaching clients does is when she does new transactions. Yes, of course, that's all in DocuSign and transaction management and transaction coordinators and all that. But in also her alarms, in her phone, she gives herself two or three day warnings. There's a contingency coming up. You've got to release that so that even if she's really super busy showing houses, maybe she's got somebody coming into town and it's a really intense appointment weekend. The alarm is going to save her butt. So that's just a backup plan. There's lots of different things that you can do. But this is one thing that you really can't blow off because it could cost you a deal. Well, I'll give you some exciting news. I know because you and I are investing some frankly, some money and time into developing some A .I. bots and apps for our different businesses, that there are absolutely people that are developing A .I. right now to work directly with the major CRM or transaction management platforms. So agents are going to be able to have an A .I. bot that's essentially going to act as a real live admin who's going to oversee the entire process. It's amazing. And ChatGPT4 and Bard and all these others, this week, ChatGPT4 is releasing a version for their paid users where essentially it's going to start using voice. So remember we were talking about on the podcast yesterday about all this? Well, the technology is here. So you're going to start having a voice. In other words, it's a real human voice. It does not sound like an old fashioned answering machine. That's good. And you know, I just laughed at myself because how many people? They don't know what an answering machine is. Right. Anyway, so back to 2023 or 2024 when you're listening. So the moral of the story is that there are going to be massive advancements in this A .I. technology that's going to make your lives a lot easier, which will give you a lot more room and time to spend on the things that matter most. That's assuming that you know what those things are and you actually know how to do them. That's what coaching is all about. And yeah, a lot of this technology is going to be coming through. I shouldn't maybe necessarily say this, but I know eXp Realty is working on developing a lot of these A .I. bots. Glenn Sanford is unbelievably intelligent about creating these technologies that streamline a lot of agent processes. And really, there's no downside. The experience is better from the customer's perspective, the agent's perspective, the broker's perspective. So all that's coming to a brokerage near you, assuming you're with Juli and I at eXp Realty. There you are. All right, now our final point for today is maybe one of my favorite points in terms of getting agents and brokers really organized and giving you peace. And that is point number four today, keeping your visual accountability, your whiteboards updated. You can't ignore that. You can't put it off, update it every day. In order to know if you are on track ahead or behind, keep that updated. Don't ignore your boards just because you feel like you're currently on track or ahead or hide out from them if you feel like you're behind. Not tracking your business is what will make you behind in a matter of days or weeks. Now, there's a rule in aviation called the one in 60 rule. When a plane veers off its course by just one degree, it misses its target destination by one mile for every 60 miles it's flown. Isn't that interesting, right? It is. You think it's just one degree. What's the big deal? I can find the airport, but maybe it's not the airport you were looking for. You're the plane. Stay on course. Visual is accountability the dashboard of your business. I have to say, Tim, I know you've had this experience too. Once agents start really embracing the visual accountability, and yes, we know you've got all this kept track of in a spreadsheet or your broker tracks it or whatever. We're talking about in your office on whiteboards in front of you. It works because it is visual. They'll say, oh, my gosh, I just feel so much more peaceful knowing and seeing I've got this many listing leads. I've got this many active listings. I've got this many pending, and I've got that many closed, which means I'm exactly three deals ahead of where I should be based on my treasure map. A lot of the stress in real estate really in life is just not knowing stuff, right? Not knowing about your finances, not knowing about what's going on inside your contracts, not knowing whether you're on track ahead or behind. It will give you peace to know. Well, the dry erase boards are the reason that obviously we know about all the technologies and all the widgets that give you creative dashboards that show you all your key performance indicators and all those things. We use those things in our business as well, but it's what Julie just said. The problem with all that technology is that you can hide from it, and it hides from you. A dry erase board, especially a large dominant one, and I was thinking when you were talking how when somebody, we get Premier Coaching clients, they'll post pictures of these big -ass dry erase boards, and they'll put them up on their walls. I'm talking about the monster ones, and that's the only way to do it because it doesn't leave any typically room for anything else on the wall. Tell them what the dry erase board should be because not everybody is a coaching client. Yes, well, they should be, and we'll tell them about that in a minute. What should you track? I like to think of it chronologically, right? Every transaction that becomes a closing starts as a lead, so you track your especially listing leads. Right. I'm looking at my wall. I want to know what the dry erase boards are. That's what I'm saying. I want to know which of them are. Okay. The first dry erase board is? Leads because everything starts as a lead. Okay. Then it becomes a listing. That's the second board is active listings. Okay. Then the last one is closings. You have one in between, pendings, and then you have closed. If your goal is to close 24 transactions, your closed board will be one through 24. As they travel through your boards, they land on the closed board, and you can see, are you on deal number three? Are you on deal number five? Where are you versus where you should be? On the closed board, sellers are in red, buyers are in blue. The other thing you can also do, and this is really fine tuning all of the accountability you have for yourself, is write down on the closed board what the price was and what the commission was, and then also really drill down on what the source of the lead was. We've talked for literally thousands of hours on this podcast of the importance of never just going by how the lead actually showed up in your life. You're going to need to ask secondary and sometimes third. What would be it? Cursary? Tertiary. Tertiary. That's right. That same question more than once. You need to ask them, who originally referred you to me? Where did you originally find me? How do we connect it? The story that Julie and I tell that seems to work is we were in our office when we were selling real estate, and one of our chief transaction coordinators was this gal named Kelly. Kelly was using a prequalification seller form, so she had at her desk buyer prequalification for him and seller prequalification for him. So Julie and I were in our office, and she was doing the seller prequalification, and one of the questions was halfway through the script was basically, so why did you decide to call Tim and Julie out for the job of selling your home? I think that was the question. And she wrote down the answer, but she didn't listen to herself ask the question, and she didn't watch herself write down the answer. So she asked the question two times in a row, and the first way that they answered it was like a sign or whatever. And then she asked the same exact question, and then they answered it, and we watched as they wrote down that it was a referral from so -and -so. And so that was the real tip -off that if you don't ask for what like drill down and really dig into where they're or why they're contacting you, you're going to make the mistake of assuming that they basically are contacting you because of Facebook. Because what happens is that you're at Orange Theory, somebody asked you for a referral for a roofer. You're going to say, Jack's roofing, I don't necessarily have his phone number, my phone's in my car, whatever it is. But the person you're going to talk to remembers Jack's roofing in, say, Georgetown, Texas. So they're going to go and they're going to drop into Google, Jack's roofing, Georgetown, Texas. So the first thing that's going to come up is Jack's Facebook business page, let's say, or Instagram or whatever the hell it's going to be. And then you're going to message them through that app, and then Jack's going to get the message from Facebook that you are interested in having your roof fixed. All the while, Jack's going to then assume, hey, my Facebook campaign is working, you know? Of course. Look, I'm going to post more pictures of my lunch every single day, evidently that's generating business for me. Right. All the while, the real reason that Jack got that lead was because it was a referral from somebody you knew at the gym. You guys get the point? So if you're not asking those real drill down questions, you're really going to lose contact with the source of your business. You're not going to realize how much of your business comes from the things that don't cost any money, signs, for example, centers of influence and past clients, for example. People you maybe like, they could be somebody that an old neighbor, oh, you don't even know. You're going to have to ask. And that's what you'll self -discover, what Julie and I have been coaching all you guys for decades, is the percent of business comes from any kind of marketing and advertising is typically less than 10 % because most everyone chooses who they're going to use as a real estate professional, like 90 % based on the things we coach you guys to do, which cost you no money, which aren't anything to do with marketing, branding, and advertising. Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. Back to the roofing example, had Jack the roofer not had a business Facebook page and that person had gone to Google and tried to search for him, he may not have ever found Jack's phone number to actually make the, you know, to get in contact, right? So it's important that you have a presence online, but you've got to see it for what it is.
A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
Dogs and Humans Are Not the Same...
"And humans are not the same. We process emotions differently, we problem solve differently, we're advanced thinkers compared to a dog that's more instinctual, all that's a given. But if your dad, um, was upset with you and grabbed you by the back of the neck and shoved you to the ground and forced your head on the ground and then put his foot on top of and the ground said, I'm the boss, right? Well, of course you're going to say yes because you want to, do you love your dad when you get up? You probably still do. Do you respect your dad when you get up? No, you're pissed. Then how many times can you - You're ashamed, you're embarrassed. I can't imagine all the emotions going through your body right now. Um, why would your dog feel any different? Because dogs and humans have a lot of emotions. They don't have the scale of our emotions, but they have fear, they have anxiety, they have love. Oh yeah. But I bet, so I think there's a difference. If your dad did that to you every day, you would start to hate your father. Yes. But a dog may never hate you. As soon as your dad came over to do that position, you would start offering that behavior because you know what's about to happen. So you just lay down on the ground cause you know one way or the other, you're going to the ground. Uh, you would quit fighting it and resisting it and just go into that position of submission. But - dogs So would your dog. I don't know if dogs will ever hate us. Yeah. They're required not to hate us. You can, we get dogs that were abused by so many humans and just - That's a good point. Would they hate us? Uh, but - They wouldn't respect us. They wouldn't trust us. Oh no. So we've lost trust. And that is the biggest, uh - Yeah. You can tell. That's your biggest currency you have with your dog. Yes. Um, when you're training your dog because eventually a well -trained dog, you want to show them something else. You want to teach them something else. Yeah. If you have your dog long enough, you're going to teach them several things. Yep. It's trust that when they're confused, they'll keep trying. Yep. That's the whole thing. Um, it's trust that when your dog is in a scary environment, they don't decide to react on their own, but instead look at you to pick up the cue of how they should or should not react. If there's no trust, they take matters into their own paws. Um - Or they just don't try anymore. Or they don't try. Yeah. Um, you know, so - They, yeah. That's the sad part. That's the bad thing to me. The most dangerous and biggest setback of dominance dog training is I'm not cultivating and building constantly on a relationship of trust with the dog that I'm training or our own dog. Uh, I'm literally undermining it every time I do something like that, which makes everything harder and longer. Um, and okay, so maybe that dog is awesome with me. So human reactive or a dog reactive dog. The owner is like, oh my God, this dog can be by 18 dogs with me. And then two weeks later the owner said, oh, my dog is still doing everything. Yeah. Because the dog fears or the dog understands they're not allowed to do that with me, but that doesn't transfer because there was no skill ever taught. That's very true. You got to teach a skill or that knowledge. The dog doesn't have the knowledge, so it's non -transferable. That means everybody's got to dominate this dog to get them to quit attacking people. Or, you know, it's just, I think that's what people miss. It's a non -transferable skill because there actually is no skill taught. None. That's why some tools are good. I mean, all of them are good in one way, but if that's the only way you teach is with whatever tool that is. Yeah. If you slap a tool on every single dog, you're not teaching the dog anything. You're just going faster than, yeah. So you didn't take the time to actually teach the skill. Yeah. Yeah. And you want to teach dogs that you will, they can still be afraid of dogs or they can still be whatever, but they need to look at you so you know that nothing's going to
A highlight from Top 3 Crypto Sectors for MASSIVE Profits In 2024! (Accumulate Now)
"There are three crypto sectors which I believe are going to be the pillars of next cycle and thus I am positioning my portfolio concentrated around these three sectors. In front of you on the screen right now, you can see the historical snapshot of the market during the peak of the 2017 bull run. Take a look around, look at the top 50. How many coins here didn't end up featuring in the 2021 bull run? You've got Lisk, you've got Omizgo, you've got Stratus, BitShares, Ardor, Hyper Cash, Bytecoin etc. All these ancient relics ended up fading into oblivion come the 2021 cycle where we saw coins like Polkadot, coins like Terra, Avalanche, Solana all outperform and exhibit massive gains versus their old counterparts. So if you go into this next cycle investing in the old relics of last cycle and not addressing the current problems we have in crypto right now, I think you are in for a rude awakening come the next bull run. So instead, why not focus on the biggest problems of next cycle? Be preemptive here and start anticipating what some of the biggest upcoming trends are going to be. Then you can reverse engineer that process and start building the foundational blocks of your portfolio now setting yourself up for success in next cycle. So today I want to talk about three major verticals that I am eyeing in crypto and I'm three of the biggest sectors next cycle. I'm also going to give you coin picks from each of these sectors and give you my strategy with each individual category. Without further ado, let's get straight into the video. Now the first major sector in crypto that I think is undeniable as the driving force behind crypto's price performance and also the lifeblood of a lot of the market is simply speculation. I mean just think about it, humans are innately gamblers. The entire premise of stock market's growth over the last century has essentially been people speculating on asset prices going up in the future. Crypto is the biggest and most accessible casino in the world so when it comes to human speculation it is definitely well positioned for significant upside. Now as long as humans exist I believe that their desire to speculate will exist because humans are innately gamblers and for that reason I'm bullish on human greed. So when it comes to crypto how can you position yourself on the premise that humans will want to speculate next cycle? Well in my opinion there are really two growth verticals here when it comes to human speculation. Yes it is the most basic of the three narratives of today's video but it is also the most obvious one. Crypto's use case whether we like it or not is gambling and is speculation and for that reason you can divide this up into a gambling platforms that facilitate people's ability to speculate and two platforms like DEXs that allow people to speculate on the market specifically. So when it comes to gambling platforms I think it's undeniable like rollbit for example has been a major prominent pillar of this sector given the fact that it's been able to do over 25 million dollars of 30 -day casino revenue and as a result has burnt 5 .3 million dollars worth of rollbit tokens. This is an example of a protocol that is really primed to capture that human greed factor considering it offers a casino product, a crypto futures product and a sports revenue product. I haven't seen many other great gambling platforms in crypto launch so for today's video I think rollbit is the obvious selection here but as they start to launch and as some better products start to come out in this niche definitely gambling platforms is something I have on my horizon because as I said I'm bullish on human greed. Now if you look at rollbit's fees you can also see that comparatively it stacks up pretty well to the rest of the market with it actually generating more in the past 30 days than the blockchain Tron, the biggest DEX on Ethereum Uniswap, the Bitcoin network, it's only behind ETH and Lido in terms of revenue generation so that's a super interesting vertical. Now the other vertical in terms of capturing speculation next cycle is of course the DEXs because if you view crypto as the ultimate casino then in this world the exchanges by default become the house. Now when retail comes back volume returns, volatility returns and more importantly risk appetite returns which in my opinion it inevitably will then the DEXs and the centralized exchanges are going to be the biggest beneficiaries but due to the recent regulations surrounding centralized exchanges and due to the transformative shift we have seen over the last few months from centralized exchange trading to DEX trading I think DEXs considering this environment are going to be some of the major beneficiaries when it comes to capturing revenue from what we call the crypto casino. So I am looking to position myself in the top DEXs in the market, the top -notch products which have a clean and intuitive UI because I believe that stickiness comes from a great user experience, a diverse range of trading pairs and prompt listings of the new hottest crypto coins and products, competitive fees and strong referral programs because we know exchanges like Bybit were built around really strong referral programs and a DEX is going to need to capture that in order to fully harness its growth potential. So at the end of the day it comes down to user experience when we can get a centralized exchange like experience on a DEX then I think there is really an incentive considering crypto regulation for people to actually use these DEXs. Now what are some of the products I'm looking at? GMX clearly has been one of the leaders in this sector, it's also heavily discounted in price since its highs, this is definitely one that I've got on my list. Gains network as well is another one that I've got on my list considering the fact that it supports 64 trading pairs, they've also got forex and commodities so it's not just crypto that you can speculate on on the blockchain and there's also a bunch of other features that they offer. They give up to 150x leverage, I mean that by definition appeals to the degens, they give 250x leverage on commodities and 1000x on forex in some cases, they also support collateral deposits up to 250k and DAI is also a stablecoin supported as collateral. They also have a few interesting features like lookbacks for better execution, one click trading for a better trading experience. So in terms of current trading products that are on the market right now in the DEX form, I think G -Trade and more broadly the Gains network team are doing a really good job at pioneering this space. Now of course Gains is a partner of the show, if you do want to trade on G -Trade there is a link in the description. If you haven't yet, I think you are missing out because it's an amazing trading experience and for those that are looking for a new trading home, I think this is one of the best products on the market right now. Another DEX that I'm looking at is DYDX. These guys are going for a really novel and pretty ambitious approach to solving the DEX problem with their own chain. They did decide to leave Ethereum and launch their own chain on Cosmos, that's super bold. If it fails, it could fail spectacularly but if it pays off, it could really pay off spectacularly due to the additional composability that deploying on Cosmos gives you over deploying an EVM application. So this could be a massive success, we don't know yet but if it is, it's definitely something that I'm interested in getting exposure to. Just keep in mind that there is a big token unlock coming. I am expecting DYDX to issue some sort of big announcement to try and offset some of the sell pressure but just keep in mind that there is a bunch of sell pressure coming and you're probably going to want to DCA slowly into this one as not to take on any unnecessary risk during a bear market. Now I've got one more option for you if you're interested in this whole speculation DEX narrative and that's say network. So you don't just have to bet on the specific DEXs, you can bet on the infrastructure, the platforms that are facilitating speculation and say by default is a layer one blockchain that is specifically being built for traders because they're offering fast finality which is very important when it comes to executing trading, a twin turbo consensus mechanism which is very important for the overall performance of the network, they have a native matching engine that allows exchange teams to leverage that to build their own exchange products and also they have front running protection built into the layer one blockchain. So pretty much what you need to know is say is a blockchain built specifically for trading applications and if you want exposure to this narrative this is definitely an interesting one. Price wise it's essentially been down only since its launch but this is one that I'm looking at accumulating maybe let's say over the next six months to a year slowly accumulating to position myself in this narrative I think say is a super interesting unique bet. Okay now let's get into sector number two and that is real world assets. DeFi has a big problem right now, the interest rates across the world have increased significantly since 2021 so there's less of an incentive to stake money in DeFi yield farms. I mean back in 2021 when interest rates were essentially zero people were desperate and they were starved for yield so they were parking capital in DeFi where you could get 10 to 20 percent of your stable coins, 20 to 30 percent on your ethereum. It was amazing right? Well those days are over and now for DeFi to succeed and become sustainable it's going to need avenues to attract capital into the ecosystem and I think the number one vertical for this is real world assets so that's essentially tokenizing assets like real estate gold collectibles cars and intangible assets like equities bonds carbon credits and trade finance and bringing it on chain in the form of a token and enabling users on chain to deposit into vaults to earn yield on real life assets so if that is a property it can be divisible into a bunch of tokens offered on chain so you can essentially invest into a property instead of going through the rigmarole of investing it in real life with big barriers to entry you can take a lesser barrier to entry and divide it up into a bunch of fractions to allow people to invest and earn yield on that property on chain but bonds are another example instead of having to go through a traditional trading house and centralized entities which take huge transaction and management fees you can go straight peer -to -peer on a DeFi or crypto product which allows you to invest in things like bonds and treasury bonds so it's super interesting the real world asset space and as you can see the boston consulting group expects this space to 26x from 0 .6 trillion dollars to 16 trillion dollars by the year 2030 with their high case so their bullish case being 68 trillion dollars which is 113 x from the current market cap of real world assets so this could potentially be a whole lot of money coming into the crypto ecosystem so clearly real world assets are a massive growth vertical and this is one that i'm interested in positioning myself towards because if we do see a massive influx of tokenized assets coming on chain this could be a huge attraction for new tbl to come into the crypto market now in terms of positioning myself for real world assets there's a few ways you can do it the first way is essentially betting on individual real world asset protocols and this is probably your most direct way but it's also the riskier because even if real world assets succeed if a specific protocol fails then your investment could still go to zero the safer way but the less upside way would simply to be to invest in the blockchains the l1s the l2s that you believe in and you think are going to be home to the tokenization of assets because at the end of the day these blockchains make sequencer fees and revenue which in some cases are paid back to holders so the overall value of the chain increases however as you guys know you're not getting as much upside of course so you've kind of got to decide whether you want to go for a protocol based approach or an infrastructure based approach i like to do a little bit of both because then i can capture some of the massive upside but i can also have some safer bets to hedge against some of the protocol specific bets in terms of protocol specific players my favorite ones fracks i've talked about this a lot in the past but they're doing a lot with their v3 they've got fracks lend they're not just a real world asset protocol they've got exposure to other niches as well to hedge as well so i do like fracks as a play this is my personal favorite one in the sector make it also interesting i don't own any and i'm not planning on buying any anytime soon but this has definitely been the the leader of this narrative considering that they've been able to accrue over 600 million dollars worth of vault value thanks to their importation of treasury yields on chain so this has been a really successful one but i'm also seeing many different real estate products collectibles marketplaces and super interesting products starting to launch in the real world asset space so this is definitely one where you want to keep some capital aside and look to position yourself in this one uh over the next few months this is definitely one of the biggest growth verticals next cycle especially if we can get anywhere close to that 68 trillion dollar figure that bcg did suggest as a potential growth target by the year 2030.
A highlight from The Dame Trade Hostage Crisis, a Lethal Browns D, and Miamis Speed and Motion Apex With Wosny Lambre and Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, a little football, a little basketball, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is presented to you by NFL Sunday Ticket now on YouTube and YouTube TV, football season. It's here, baby. And with NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV, you can watch your fantasy players out of market Sunday afternoon games, no matter where you live. Get NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube or bundle with YouTube TV to get even more football. Visit youtube .com slash BS to sign up now. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. It was my birthday. So I decided to treat myself with one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill. Me, Sean Fantasy, Chris Ryan. It is basically the 40th anniversary of this movie as well. So that was a fun wrinkle. Plus my mom's favorite normal movie. And I actually asked my mom to come on this podcast. She turned me down, had no interest, said nobody wants to hear from her. I said, that's actually not true. People would love to hear your thoughts on The Big Chill. She said, no, I have not heard from her about the episode yet. I'm sure something made her mad, but I was very excited about this episode. It's almost two hours. We had a great time. So that's it for that. Next week, Kyle Brandt's coming on. And you know what happens when Kyle Brandt comes on. There's a specific type of movie we do. So I'll just leave you with that thought. You can get excited for the next six days. Coming up on this podcast, we're gonna talk to Big Waz about the Dame lowered trade saga, which has kept all of us hostage for the last three months. But now there's signs of light that something might happen. We're gonna talk about what we think is the single most fun team Dame can go to. So there's that. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi is going to stop by to talk about, um, the Dolphins and the Browns and Caleb Williams and all of the midweek football subplots that we find. So fascinating, really fun NFL season so far, by the way, I've been, been enjoying myself. I just realized that media day is coming for hoops on October 2nd. Rosillo and House and I are doing our annual over unders triple pot or however many parts that's going to be. That's going to be sometime in mid October. And I've done zero research. I have no NBA thoughts whatsoever. I've been just in football, football, football. So over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be, um, diving into the NBA as well. This is a very, very busy time, but also an unbelievable time if you love sports, which, uh, I still do somehow, um, very excited to see where this NBA season goes. I can't remember more teams either in flux or feeling a little worse than they did last year or feeling completely different than they did last year. I keep staring at the, the big slate, like, who do you love in the East? Like, who do you love in the West? Denver, maybe they're benches worse, but it's just a really hard one. Usually when we get to the end of September, we always think, all right, I feel really good about these three teams and I just don't feel that way yet. So maybe as I dive into the, uh, my whole research process, which by the way yielded for you guys, Denver in the finals last year, that was my big bet. Um, maybe as I throw myself into this process, I will, uh, I will have some, some dimes of knowledge for you in October. All right, we're going to, uh, start this podcast first, our friends from Pro Jet.
A highlight from The No Interruptions Podcast - Remote Vs. In Office Work
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A highlight from Am I Ready???
"Body odor? Body odor? B .O.? At this time, you are smelly. It's impossible. So you are what you attract. Develop yourself. We are live. I'm excited. I'm excited. How is everybody doing? I don't know, but that sounded like some cartoon song. It's true. You're thinking everybody clap your hands. That's not a cartoon. What's that from a cartoon? No, no. No, it looked like it sounded like it was. Okay, whatever. It isn't, but yeah, you got me. That was it. Everybody clap your hands. Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap your hands. One hop this time. Two hops this time. Boom, boom. Slide to the right. Slide to the right. Criss cross. Criss cross. We're excited, as you can tell. Welcome to the club, everybody. Welcome to the club. We welcome you to the club today with the Cupid Shuffle. That's what you heard us singing. Uh oh, yes please. Go there, girl. I love that. That was a good one. It's a good one. You're welcome to the club, y 'all. And you are met with your favorite DJs, stroke hosts, today for the episode three. Oh my gosh, episode three. Wow. Already? Hi. Oh, I have exciting news, guys. So guess who is starting with our third episode. And we honestly cannot thank you, our lovely listeners in a breath super, super grateful. Y 'all holding us down. We are literally charting with our second episode. And this is our third episode, so we know we're going to be charting even higher when we release this one. Yes. And honestly, God richly, richly, richly, richly bless each and every single one of you that have been involved, that have been sharing, listening, leaving reviews, doing all of that. God richly, richly, richly, richly bless you for that. And with that being said, we go right into it for housekeeping. We entreat you to follow our social media pages, Twitter and Instagram at clap31pod, where you are kept up to deal with every single thing that's going to be happening in the club. Also, I run the Twitter page, so Twitter is lit. Honestly, you should engage on our Twitter page. Follow us on Twitter, follow us on Instagram so that when we post, you can contribute, share your stories, engage, tell us what you think about the podcast, tell us what you think about this week's next week, the week before, the week in 10 years. We're going to be here for a while. So yes, make sure to keep leaving us reviews and sharing. Subscribe to the podcast on all the streaming platforms you're going to be listening to this on. Leave a review. If you like this week's episode, please make sure to leave a review under it so that people will know about it and people can have access to the messages as well. Don't get keep. I know this is such a lovely podcast that you'd want to get keep, but please let's not get keep. Let's share, share, share, share, share. And that's it for this week. Thank you, girl. So y 'all, this episode is going to be a continuation of episode two. We're going to be picking up from where we left off in episode two. So if you haven't been able to listen to episode two and you jumped right into this, I would admonish you to kindly go back and listen to episode two before listening to this beautiful one. So maybe a little recap of last week's episode would help us transition better into this week's. So for last week, we delved into the world of dating and pursuit and we explored different perspectives, mainly biblical examples. And we established that the woman's responsibility is not to pursue, but to be pursued. And we looked at examples from Adam and Eve and Ruth and Boaz. And we also looked at a scripture from Proverbs 18, 22, where it says he who finds a wife found a good thing and not the other way around. It doesn't say she who finds a husband. Right. And for this week, we're going to be looking specifically at Ruth and how she prepared herself to be pursued by Boaz. And last week we established that Ruth was not concerned about how she was going to get Boaz to woo her and stuff like that. She was very much focused on herself and how she could, you know, make a living for herself and for her mother in law, because we all know that Ruth was a widow and she lived with her mother in law. And she was also very hard working and she just possessed a lot of great qualities that helped her flourish as a woman. And that allowed Boaz to notice her and pursue her. And so in this episode, we're going to be delving more into this period of self -discovery and preparation. And we're going to draw on personal examples as well as what we have seen other people do and what we have learned in general in our lives. So, yes, let's delve right into it. And so we befittingly called this episode, Am I Ready? And before we get right into the episode, we'd love for our very prayerful Joanna to pray us into the episode. Wow. Isn't that beautiful? I'll take it.
"uh" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"Uh, Talk to the baby, huh? Hello? Uh, yeah. What would you like to talk about? No, no, no. Stop crying. If you stop crying, I'll make a funny face for it. Oh, let's see houses. Oh, absolutely ready. Oh, no, Don't cry again. Let's see. How would you like to listen to my wife? Let's talk. Well, well, hold it, Kevin. No, don't swing it. You might hit it on that table. Put up your dukes. Then that was the baby's mother on the phone, George. Oh, well, I'd be glad to get rid of this kid. She coming right over. Uh, no, she isn't. Her husband is out of town and her car broke down and she'll have to stay at their other house until tomorrow. You mean we have to keep this little monster all night? Oh, George. It's wonderful of you to suggest that And.
"uh" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Uh, World Trade Center tower to Survivor who was one of seven survivors at a meeting. And 154. Joseph. Welcome to the show. Thanks for taking the time and sharing your incredible story with us this morning, sir. Joe. It's great to be with you. And please call me Joe as well. We're all Joe's together, right? And, uh yeah, tells Joe you're on 105th floor of the south tower when the North tower was hit. Tell us what happened when you realized you suddenly realized what was going on. That we were in an enclosed conference room. There were 54 insurance guys, and I'm still in that business after 44 years and, um 54 of us in an enclosed conference room, uh, which had four walls, No Windows one door. And, um uh, at 8 46 the lights in that room. Flickered. That's all we saw. We couldn't see anything else. We didn't feel anything. We didn't hear anything. Just that flicker of light. And a gentleman from the company that we were visiting came in, he said. Hey, there's been an explosion in the north tower. We've got to evacuate. And 54 of us intelligent guys all did the same thing. We waved our hands at this poor guy and said, Hey, it's New York. Stuff happens, right? Exactly. Yeah, we'll be we'll be. We'll be fine. Let us have our meeting. And this gentleman. He kind of shook his head a little bit and said, You know what? A volunteer fire marshal for 1051 of 4103. I can't leave until all those Florida empty and I want to leave. And I know he got all 54 of us out of that room that day, because I Was the last guy out and Yeah, and he escorted us to the nearest fire stairwell there on one. Oh, five. And that's where he proceeded to tell us that we were going to now walk down 105. Flights steps as you can imagine what a bunch of happy campers everybody was at this point, Okay? The reason for that. The reason we were more upset than anything else was because Unlike yourselves and everybody else that's listening. None of us that were there. None of us in that building knew what was going on inside or outside those buildings. You had way more information than any of us right there. So we were clueless. We were clueless and just more upset that we couldn't have our meeting. Uh and but we did what we were supposed to do. We began the journey down the steps. I mean, and that took you had to take you. What a half an hour maybe to get the all the way down there. 20 minutes. 20 minutes 90 minutes. 50. Wow, Wow and people. If you're listening, we were talking to Joe Dittmar. A survivor of 9 11 was actually um, on 105th floor of the tower, too. But this is what people don't understand. Joe, When you go to the World Trade Center as you listen around the country kind enough to listen to surround the country. You could see that that you were above the weather. That's how tall the towers work. People forget that show right, you look down. And there could be reined below you clouds and you're above it, And it was like you. It was now 15 minutes. You just got out, Joe. Yes. Uh, we were eight minutes out of the building just eight blocks north. When the second tower the are building two World Trade Center collapsed. So yeah, we were literally just out. We were literally those of us that were along with me. Just below the strike zone because we we were between 74 72 in the building when the second plane went through our building. Oh, and you and you didn't feel it in that conference room, man. You just delights just flickered, and that was it, You said Yeah, I mean, because you know that it was in the north tower. There was obviously sufficient enough distance for us and good enough of an insulator by the means of having that conference room in the middle of the floor of one of five. That we didn't hear or see or feel anything. Yeah, And also just as a note, uh and and Joe that I'm so you know, you were so fortunate. That you got out because people were told and correct me if I'm wrong to stay. I mean, weren't there announcement saying Just stay where you are. Stay where you are Helpful community events. The events been contained to the north tower. The South tower is considered safe. If he's working the south power we suggest that you return to your workstation if you if you are a visitor, Stay where you are, until further notice. If you feel you need to leave, please proceed with caution. And, um yeah, those words word for word have stuck in my mind for 20 years because Number one. I disobeyed that, unfortunately, did disobey that. But Joe, it actually made a lot of sense because somebody in charge of building security is down at the ground level of the building at that point. And there's a cop. There's a firefighter on either side. They're looking back at this person in charge of building security, and they're telling them. Look, you've got 25,000 people. Maybe in this building. You can't let him out. It's raining concrete steel bodies. Um, what are you going to do, and I'm sure the person in our building that was in charge but to themselves. Wait a minute. The electricity's on the elevators are going up and down. Let's just stay put until we figure out what's going on. Who would ever thought that within 18 minutes, the same thing was going to happen to our, uh Hey, Joe, Before we let you go, Joe did Mark so you're You're eight blocks away. You're a plot each other it and all of a sudden you heard the rumble..
"uh" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Uh, Katie a. Our new splash at 9 18. I'm Martha Mauer. Here's what you need to know. Right now. Today's Covid 19 metrics in Arizona 2200 just over 2200 new cases in 26 new deaths, according to the State Health Department, the vast majority of those cases, hospitalizations and deaths from Covid 19 are among those unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. America County Public Health, says Covid 19 cases and Children are now one and four. There are three times as many school outbreaks as this time last year, and the number has doubled every week. A handcuffed woman who was arrested with a gun at a highway gas station near Kingman managed to grab a revolver from the detectives holster and shoot him in the hand before another officer tased her. The officer that was hit has non life threatening injuries. You can read more on this story at K t a r dot com You're never more than 15 minutes away from today's top stories on Arizona's news station, KTRK. News, Katie our traffic traffic alert. Let's get another check on traffic to see how that loop one on one is doing after the brief closure that we had. Here's Monica read live from the ship Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. That's right. We did have all lanes closed a while ago. But now we're making even more progress. He's found 11 from 67,000 and 59th Avenue. Just the two right lanes are black. Now they did open up yet another lanes so As the rush hour is ended, and more lanes can get through. This will ease up. But in the meantime, you still want to exit either at Bell Road. Or you could go up to Union hills and exit there to avoid delays until things catch up again. Just two right lanes. Black now eastbound one on one at 67th Avenue, Monica read K to our new Duncan is putting a whole new spin on pumpkin a Dunkin with our new pumpkin cream Cold brew. Smooth, bold, cold roots up with velvety pumpkin cream called phone made with cinnamon and nutmeg, spices, and there's more pumpkin for you to love like that. Delicious fall Classic pumpkin Spice Signature latte, Richard Spencer topped with creme caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar. That's how he pumpkin at Duncan Step into the fall season with the $3 medium pumpkin cream, Cold Brew or pumpkin spice signature latte America runs on Duncan Participation may very limited time offer exclusion apply, Felt.
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"Uh, you should contact your city where the conservation department or your water utility. Or, uh, or another water districts such as, uh, ground weather district. And those are who we work with. Uh, To set up that region. Um so can those groundwater districts those city water comes? Can they be the sponsor of these sites? Yes. Okay. Can I can I like a Environmentally conscious company in that specific area. Be a sponsor. One of these sites, uh Well, it's What we need to cover. Larger area. It's a question how big of an area do they want to cover again? But yes, we can work with private company or the private companies can help. The public agency pay. For the cost. Okay. If I can't buy my your definition, go find a local city water or groundwater District type thing. Is there somebody at the extension office in Montgomery County that has contact with those kind of districts. At least at least I know I can call agricultural extension. Uh, well, you better off working with us directly, OK in the county extension office, and you can contact me, G. Phipps. Okay, wait slowly, cause I'm gonna write this down and put it on Facebook. G. Phipps. I know how to spell your last name. Okay, But most people don't g f I P p s alright at at ta mm new dot e. D u Yes. Uh huh. Uh, So contact us. But You know, it depends if you we've had conversations with, uh, homeowners associations about getting their homeowner association into what? But cities are really easy to work with. That sounds so counter to the water Conservation Department or the water utility has a conservation officer. And if you can find those people I'll back you up on that the water conservation people think their job very seriously as as they should. Yes, And then if you're in a place with the ground Mother district They are good sponsors as well. Now week I found out that the Woodlands was not part of this. So we're going to change that after today's program, some someone's going to take that message and run with it today. Uh, east of Harris County. Is that a problem here? And that's my problem here. Is that a lacking area to we have no sponsors east of Harris County. Okay, So, uh, so that area is a Is open on our map and then west of Fort Bend County. Fort Been you have to go all the way over to San Antonio. Okay, so there's potential here to add more stations. Whether you have a city water conservation, person or groundwater district there. We have a potential. Add more stations here in the long run, which we should Somehow, some way you can chip in. And if your company I'm going to put out Dr Phipps, his email and, uh, in a few minutes, I say a few minutes. Probably when I get done with the radio program today, so that'll hit About 10, 15 or so. And anybody who wants to tie and let him get back to Bryan College Station. He drove in from Bryan College Station this morning. Good enough. He didn't go to the game last night. Stay up too late, But he definitely will take care of your information. Starting Monday morning. Fuel email them fair enough. Fair enough. Alright, so other fun thing we were talking about last week. Besides the Everybody's over using water. Well, let's drop our water bills. This helps drop your water bills to if you are tied into this and get the information and use it correctly. I mean, that's got to be exciting to a lot of people. Yeah, On average, it reduces your water bill and your money you spend And on average, you know, everyone's home situation is different. How many big their irrigation system But But we find that typically, uh, people say about least $400 a year on water bills. By implementing more than my yard. So here's a fun. I call it tongue in cheek moment. You can I am you. You are me. I know this. You're driving around Bryan College station. I'm driving around Katie or Tomball places. I've lived around here and it's raining outside and you see irrigation systems go off that just it's a dagger to the heart for people like you and me. Well, you see that, But what's worse is You drive around on a sunny day, and you see irrigation water running down the gutters. You see the runoff water running down this, You know, it's not doing anything to benefit that. That gets a lot more. Yes, well, that also and I hate it when I see people doing irrigation systems at three P.m. on a summer month. Because the evaporation is so intense that yeah, We're wasting your winds right that will blow it. I'll go into that agricultural engineering side of the irrigation expert here. I've always told everybody. It's best, especially now we're stepping in September. If you've been watering in the evenings, let's shift that into the morning, early morning hours and early morning hours, always the best time to run irrigation systems. You agree or disagree? Uh, well, you know, I'm not a horticulturist, but but by watering early in the morning, you don't keep grass wet. Overnight, right? And that helps promote various I'll pick up on that. I'm not a horticultural cedar, but I play one on the radio. But you know your disease potential goes up a lot. If you keep, uh the turf wet overnight. Alright, So I got your email. We're gonna post that, along with the link to water my yard dot org for everybody on Facebook will monitor that this coming week. See how everything's going for you. Anything else? Any other contact information? You might want to give out everything before we kick you out of the studio. Well, it's on the website all the contact information. And all the other information as well as links to the Google in the Apple app, and I might add, that is an enormous list. Of With you guys. Called the following cities and surrounding areas are service area service areas. Okay, the service areas so having said that I'm embarrassed that we have so many areas just North of us just east of us and far out west of us that still need to be covered. So you'll use that is marching points. Thank you, Dr Phipps for coming in again. I really appreciate it. Okay. You're off their stuff. Love catching up with you about eight and stuff. You know that we are kindred spirits that way always will be. And I really appreciate you doing this. And I appreciate Texas A and M agrilife extension working with all these Ground water districts and doing the smart thing by our water because we will need to conserve more and more each and every year sales. That's true doctor Guy Phipps, agricultural engineer with Texas A and M and All about water my yard dot org News and weather and traffic coming up next and we have one final.
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"Uh, you know, if you're a candidate for a job in one of those locations you've got here. Pick And so the balance of power has shifted over the year or so, from where employers, you know, we're basically dealing the cards to workers. Having more of that power and the challenge, I think for enterprises, businesses, employers and managers. In the future. Let's say the next 8 12 18 months is really going to be, uh, to hire, uh, to the extent that they need to do that, and to retain the workers that they want and need to retain, But, you know, as I say, with respect to the inflation or wage issue, one person's wage pressures another person's money in the bank, right. And so, you know, when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is talking about wage pressures he's looking at that from advantage point of what will we have to raise? Interest rates or remove accommodation. But the other part of that is, you know, we've gone through decades here in the United States of of income and wealth, inequality, and so you really do want to have that those issues addressed and that's one of the it turns out to be one of the Goals of the Federal Reserve as well. Senior economic analyst for Bankrate Mark Hamrick, You can find them online at bankrate dot com. Mark always appreciate the time and inside. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you for having me, Ryan. Thank you very much. All right, coming up next really important topic. A huge blood donation shortage across the country will tell you all about it. Stick around. The hot Washington weather is here to stay. Is your.
"uh" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Uh, you know, if you're a candidate for a job in one of those locations you've got here. Pick And so the balance of power has shifted over the year or so, from where employers, you know, we're basically dealing the cards to workers. Having more of that power and the challenge, I think for enterprises, businesses, employers and managers. In the future. Let's say the next 12 18 months is really going to be, uh, to hire, uh, to the extent that they need to do that, and to retain the workers that they want a need to retain, But, you know, as I say, with respect to the inflation or wage issue, one person's wage pressures another person's money in the bank, right? And so, you know, when Federal Reserve chairman Your own. Powell is talking about wage pressures. He's looking at that from a vantage point of what will we have to raise interest rates or remove accommodation? But the other part of that is, you know, we've gone through decades here in the United States of a income and wealth inequality. And so you really do want to have that those issues addressed and that's one of the it turns out to be one of the goals of the Federal Reserve as well. Senior economic analyst for Bankrate Mark Hamrick, you can find them online at bankrate dot com. Mark always appreciate the time and inside. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you for having me, Ryan. Thank you very much. Coming up next really important topic to huge blood.
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"Uh yeah, So my brother got seat and vaccination and he's a diabetic, and he's also in Arkansas, where they don't wear masks. Ridiculous. But anyway, he ended up getting it and he got vaccinated and this foot swollen up. And you also think had a couple blood clocks. So I was one. You know, I'm kind of gunshot about it, so that just deterred me from doing it. And as they're my question is, is there going to be another vaccine? You know, Because I hear this strange keep, you know their new strains popping up so there'll be a new variation. But the vaccine is my first question in the second part of the question is do you have to get it like every year like a flu shot? Thank you, Michael. So, so just so we're clear you are not yet vaccinated. You're you're on the fence. Correct. Okay, Doctor, how would you respond to this one? So there's a couple parts of that and one is, you know concerns about potential sort of side effects or adverse reactions to the vaccine, which For both the Pfizer and Moderna versions We are seeing. They tend to be fever, feeling tired, those kinds of symptoms and they last for about 24 hours after The vaccine. Some of the other symptoms that your relative had sound more associate with their diabetes. And I think, you know, we know that diabetic patients and other patients with chronic medical conditions are much more at risk for severe covid. Um, so you know, vaccination is really important. The other parts of your questions are about Whether we're going to need booster doses, or whether we're going to need new or revised vaccines because of all of the variance of covid that are circulating and the expectation is, yes, that we will probably need booster doses. Um, but I think that we don't know yet whether that's going to be every year like we do for flu, or it's going to be every 10 years like we do for tetanus. But there are definitely a lot of opportunities underway for vaccine companies looking at all the variants that are circulating This is reset. I'm Sasha and Simon's. If you're just tuning in, we are talking with Dr Alison Bartlett. She's a pediatric infectious disease expert at the University of Chicago Medicine, and we're talking about the latest on reopening on vaccines and more. Reminder. We also want to hear from you. So if you've got any questions, whether it be about masks, vaccines, anything else give us a call at 866915. W B E Z. That is 866915. W B. Easy doctor companies are now requiring their employees who are coming back to the office to get vaccinated. That's according to recent guidance from the U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What do you think? Do you think employers should be offering their workers incentives? So I I think that vaccination is Is critical to getting safely back to a new normal and you know, the the more people that we have vaccinated, the lower the rates of covid are going to go and the less chance of more variance developing. Um, I'm not involved in sort of the legal aspects of all of this, but whatever sort of incentives we can give to our employees. Time away to go get their vaccine or a day off to, um, let them recover. If there are side effects is really important. Some health experts are also saying that the reopening Uh, that it could lead to an uptick in the flu and the cold. Is that something that we should be keeping an eye on? Yes, And we're absolutely already seeing that in our Children coming into the emergency room haven't seen any influenza but the respiratory, sensational virus, or RSV, which causes pretty severe infection in infants. We are seeing multiple cases a day in our emergency room with the University of Chicago as well as some colds that are causing pretty severe asthma attacks. And that started um, you know, a few months ago when More kids went back to in person school, and we started losing some of them asking requirements. Well, speaking of kids, so Children, 12 and up they've been eligible. As we know for the Pfizer vaccine. It's been about a month or so now. What do we know so far, doctor about how these vaccination efforts are going So they seem to be going very well. There's a lot of interest in getting these kids vaccinated and, um You know, most places where vaccines are available are allowing kids and now they're just about hitting that time where the 12 year olds are fully vaccinated two weeks out from their second dose. Yeah, minor eight days out, but who's counting from their second does? Um, Here's a question that we got earlier in the week. Dr Bartlett over email. This one came from Amy. She's wondering about the possibility of long term side effects of the vaccine affecting kids down the road. She's her question exactly was how likely are side effects to crop up years from now in Children who get the vaccine? What do you say? That's a That's a really good question. And, you know, parents are appropriately concerned about, uh all things related to the health of their Children. Uh, there is no other vaccine that exists that has long term side effects. So I think we're starting from a place where We have a lot of safety data on the long term effects of the vaccine. And as the, uh, balancing Point. There are absolutely known long term side effects of covid infection, right. We're seeing these long haulers that have prolonged, um, outcomes, so vaccines long term are very safe. Alright, let's jump to the phones. Doctor, we've got Alexandra waiting. Hi, Alexandra. Welcome to reset. Me. Um.
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"Uh, let's see here. It seems like we got to miss Frances. Frances, Uh, us. Francis. You sure you found a Francis brought their naked? Yes, Ma'am, are you I'm sorry. Do you know of Francis? Yes. More pressure. That's my sister. Okay, Well, can I say something else about your sister? Can I tell you this? Go ahead. Francis has got me to pray. Phone call you baby. This is nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey. Morning Show. Bri. You just got pranked by your sister, France. Who? Lord Jesus, Love If I tell you what I did to none on Islamic good blog classes, I would get ready Come up and not Oh, why that, and I know damn well careful went up that naked. He's not doing it like that. I mean, they don't even moving again alone. I mean, how much Is that what they're all about? Really? Like? I ain't got time. Follow this. I'm gonna get dresses. Thank you know, Can I ask you something? Breed, baby? What's what's the baddest radio show in the land? Out to Steve Harvey. Morning show. How about this one supplies friends if you listen to what? Yeah. Okay. Uh, yeah. You can't just be out there naked like that at the park. You know what I'm saying? You can't do that. And it's $250. She was still with him again. Yeah,.
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"Uh, use your toothbrush. Oh, gosh, that's low on the list, but that's a that's a houseguest working with muddy shoes all over your floors. Be loud break things very famous. Not removing your shoes is the Least favorite. Faux pas that people make. I don't mind it at all for adults, but if there's mud on him, I want him off. Here's the thing about three Choose if you've been at an airport or in a city. You don't know what you have on your dad. Yeah, I don't care. I don't think people removed because I don't take them off. But that is something like If you go to a New Yorkers House apartment and you don't take off your shoes, they they will literally has daggers at you. Because New York streets are filthy. So no one wants those city shoes being walked about You Switch your shoes, but the number one thing showing up unannounced. Popping in popping in as it were pop you in standby, so that means that we're at a real crossroads if 51% of people said they That's a no. No, then The other 49% are the ones dropping in. I mean, you won't. But I think it all depends who it is. I guess so. Because if it's someone you really like that just was in the neighborhood popped in. Well, now propping. It doesn't really happen because people can text your hair you home. I'm in the neighborhood can stop by, right. You know this? This would be a thing when you didn't have a phone. Well, no, This still happens, people robbers, even if someone hey, you know, you can pretend that you're not home. But what if they come to the front door or around the back of your house? You don't answer. You know what if you're there, Doc, Haven't you ever just like duct in You know, crawled around and I've done it for solicitors. Right? You hit you hit the ground. Yeah. When you're out of candy, hit the ground on Halloween, using your greasy hands against somebody's sofa or Christian to wipe your hands. That's totally unacceptable and acceptable and putting your feet up on somebody's, um, furniture. Okay? You know, it always depends on who it is. I guess it but with shoes on. Yeah, Come on. You know you can I have a dagger. I can't stand taking off my shoes, though. Yeah, at people's houses if they're not, but I never put into think about you know, you've been walking around. Yeah, I just don't. Yeah, The shoes are dirty. The bottom of your feet er dirty. The city. He didn't okay City people of what? Really like a New Yorker. You know, uh, you're not coming in the house. You're taking off the shoes immediately. Alright, those shoes are for outside. Okay. Uh, What? What do you, uh, one more study? All right, Give it to me. Attention grabbing apps are all about showing our faces rather than flashy designs. I mean to me, But what is that? A dog? What does that mean? Attention Grabbing out, abs. Well, think of the last app you downloaded. Are you downloaded Zoom for a call that we had to do today. Okay. Okay. That was our faces, and, uh, And let's see Blood blood blood black. You know what? I guess I really didn't read this. And I'm guessing to. Yeah, it was. It was a story that was published at the International Conference on here in computer interaction with mobile devices and services. And that's really where the story last me. I I displaced all that over to Beta tomato. Mm. Just no attention grabbing naps are all about showing our faces. Okay, now we know now we know we know. All right, Listen, we'll be right back with the rest of the stories we forgot to tell you. Have you checked out the new My talk app..
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"Uh, say it's my birthday. It's my birthday, Dad out, Ana. And I believe way have an old friend of mine is gonna join us. Greg. Russ, I believe he wanted to show his respect to the host of the bond. Has the doctor told you a little present on this special day? And what a great president gift of Greg. If you will, a gift of Greg Greg incursions, no courage in at all. I was just I'm here on my own accord. I didn't think I have to tell Eric Happy birthday. I know he's a stickler first birthday. No, he loves his birthday. I know. Eric celebrates a birthday weekend is even talked about celebrating a birthday month before I hate those people. I hate people who I let me get this out of the way. Happy birthday. Thank you, sir. I appreciate it. And as usual, I've already received my homoerotic keycard in, uh, my text. Greg Rusedski here every year sends me great. Usually it's a big birthday cake in like a Chippendale dancer, and he's covered up in the air. Like one candle right now. Specifically, play strategically placed one candle. And and and then I explain to my wife and it's all it's a joke that we were never mind. I'm an old man. Now. I gotta explain myself to you. Yeah, there was one from last year's, uh, years ago those years back. Yeah. Yeah, it is an audio medium. No one can hear you can. Well, some people are watching. This just gets people. I know that you're most people are consuming through the radio. When there's a video element that's watched the video element if you want to see them from home Erotic e cards that I get every year from my friend Greg Russ. You'll have to check out the visual version of this show. That's what that was from a few years ago become wow anyway. You haven't opened like somebody wants to yell at me about birthday and I figured, you know, that's how open I am. I am so mature now that I will allow at the end of my birthday show. I will allow the audience to yell at me and call me out. Yeah, this is regarding you watching Sunday's Hawks game. I know we have a big game tonight at 7 30 Trade Young Shut everybody up in New York City. We'll see how it goes tonight. And this open mic er wants to Play on that high. Eric Love the show, but I'm just curious all season. You've said you're not watching the NBA to And that you're done with them. So from the sounds of it sounds like you watch the playoffs. Have you gone back on your declaration? Thistles the way it goes. No, Listen, I don't think this is coming. I'm not a fan of the MBA right now because they're in the pocket of sea Jinping, and they are more than willing to let us all know how terrible this country is. But they will not speak up and say a word. They don't want to lose the money from China. So but what I am, and then this order Trey Young fan, Atlanta Hawks fan. And, uh, on enjoyment fan because I was telling people a couple years ago, right? I was on the tray young thing before most people trade trained. Not only that this I'd like this is a superstar, and then I started to get angry. He was being wasted. So yes, I am not a fan of the MBA right now. But I have been a fan of Trey Young and and, uh, and also the whole Hawks team right now. They played well, in that first game. We'll see how it goes tonight. Probably gonna be a long syriza. But, uh, I just I've been following that kid for so long. I could not miss his first playoff game because I knew that if he gets a chance to be seen by the world They're going to see something and he delivered he delivered. He did something that only four or five other players have done ever in their first playoff game, And that's what you expect to see from him. And now is tonight. I don't know how how they're going to drown it out. But the crowd will be yelling F You trey very loudly from the beginning because that's what they were doing last time. And then when he won the game with 0.9 seconds left and put his finger up to his mouth. Hey, it's getting kind of quiet in here, so it's gonna be loud and we'll see what I think is gonna be along the likely win every game. So there any Knicks fans out there that are listening? This is just for you guys, right?.
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"Claim it because i'm a fucking shit. Fuck you all eight every time you say but again. That's been barrett's saga i hear on. Wdbo devi radio dot net four frosty. Oy sergeant word dog and all the assholes that good make it. I'm boehner would we're gonna end tonight. Show shorter the crawls by it here and it will be cast somewhere. I don't know where but it'll be there until nasty levels.
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"If he would hit a fucking zip tie fucking crashes zip ties man. Can you imagine if he ran over a pebble in that fucking thing. That was a little more interesting. Do dollars waiting for now. He's gonna go fucking over that. God damn jack candle. Watch now as i didn't. Let's see who else we got the battle dogs who we interviewed on Freakout drag-out last year there They've got a midnight sun golf tournament coming up here on. I just saw the date. My point June nineteenth help their organization out help and bet scream up here let them do some alaska activities about the say for those. That don't know what do they do exactly in the summer. They do fly in fishing trips. probably a little bit of work with the dogs in the winter. They do a lot of Ice fishing sled dog stuff. And rick actually ran the editor rod this year even though he had to scratch after what about a week but almost a week into it for those that don't know scratches had withdraw from the event from the editor. And what is the editor odd for those. That don't know as the big sled dog race up here. In alaska to correct commemorate the serum run burnt acreage to genome multo. Yep yep and you all thought it was a disney original fucker stolen shit. Isn't there a statue of balto and his Sled his owner. There's balto that there's one in central park and i believe we have a replica. That here in downtown and anger neighbors fourth down there. I think that's balto on that one or one of the other famous sled dogs. The original should be the last couple of the flight do anything from backpacks for life. No but i am going to be getting one of the backpacks and that will be one of the giveaways a need to hit him up and talk to him and get him back and get him on the show back on the need to get on the through but he is so busy him and his wife bless them day take no money whatsoever from doing what they do. And he's got a job on at all and they're up till like midnight one o'clock doing all these things for the homeless and for the nonprofit and i'm just like holy fucking christ dude. Are you trying to kill yourself like what the fuck. So if you guys are listening that tax relief. We need you on barracks talk. We need to hear your sexy voice. I hate ketchup packets for the fucking world. Make this shit easy going every fucking wear night my breast milk. Well well o o. I wanted to say something. I was gonna say something else but now we gotta keep it a little. Okay get go crossing that line. Speaking of things that's happened in this year. Is there anything that you guys are hoping you can go to you. Were that happens that you can watch this year. Anything like that sports aside well the state fairs got some pretty decent Concerts coming idols. One of them mcbride. Martina mcbride's coming up here as well. Billy idol's kind of a regular for the fair up here. Though i didn't know mark lowen grabbed a still Do anything oh yeah. Yup she's coming up and shit will smaller guy kit more vested backyard country barbecue. This different thing but Not the concerts and stuff definitely getting just getting back to normal man seriously. The holy asked mandate the whole kobe. Crap you name it. I'm tired of it we're done. It's been a year year for the fourteen day flattening the curve ship. It's definitely taken. Its course actually getting to watch. Tourists walk downtown. Might be fun again now. We get that shit at home. Don't get me wrong alaska. We need them because you know. Our industry relies heavily on tourism. Besides freezes a reason we don't get tourism and winter that often so whatever we making the summer's gonna carry this over so yeah definitely need them but but sometimes gets a little interesting walking driving through downtown. Yeah i live on this seventy degrees and earn parkas with fuck really. I mean what is the average temperature right now for you guys right. Now it's about mitch at his mid fifties. Yeah now with overnight. Get down around freezing. Was that word. Ninety and florida hundred. See minute he still eighty two up here last week or the week before before we had that shit storm of a fucking amazon weather again. I did get. We did get a little bit of Was didn't stick but we got a little bit of snow on friday. We're now driving around. Like what the hell did not want your this year fancher. Yeah which they didn't been the farm. Get snow last week or the week before. I think it was. Yeah it was last week. Might have been prior. But google was. Yelling at me keep your. I didn't sit at this time. We had rain saw going to recoil yesterday. A beat his ass because he sent me a birthday present. But that's besides the point but Do what was birthday sunday. You best happy. Belated birthday up happy. Belated birthday will see us. Happy birthday mrs p yesterday. Happy happy birthday. Happy happy to happy. Happy birthday we wanna wish to you because we think you're very special and it's very very true so happy happy birthday and happy app. Do you add it. No nobody tells things. I do that too. You can send doing. Is eating. Sluiter react if you if you add last show. On on time you would have known. do you. Guys gave it to the day after already. Had my week planned out. And i didn't know you guys would record. You guys usually tell me the week. Pryor's recording the week of and i'm like oh great. They recorded the show for this week. We just record a show.
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"Here. Snack of cinnamon pecans. Yea talking about eating during the show. I was reading something the other day. Because i frequent a lot of podcast and radio blogs and shit and this date was light. You should never eat. Drink your show. That is very unprofessional. And nobody wants to hear you scarf down. Your now might look. If i'm hungry or thirsty in a god goddamn show starts scarfing down goddamn food. I'm gonna tell you what undoing. And then i'm gonna do it. I had done all this not gonna play. Like i am and i was like. I don't care if we're getting paid millions of dollars by sponsor. I'm eating a goddamn food but if you go to show that hot dog and its mouth wide. He's on the air right. I've not had a hot dog in years. Believe it or not believe it or not have not had a hot dog in quite a few years. They just they make me sick. I guess it's because my phones or whatever but they go rides area. No they actually made me puke for awhile. I don't know you haven't had one since before. My gallbladder surgery. I mean it could have been my letter so who knows we show. That must have been one of the emory hotdogs. Good old four cox mocks forefingers a death. Whatever the hell you wanna call them dog had some of them. I never ate one of those. Damn right stay away from those mother. Fuckers that in that fucking one of those breakfast ones cheese omelette. No i think it was a different one. It was another nasty as when can't remember what the name of it was greetings ham. That's an and that's a real thing. All my god that's hush puppies so fucking Good thing goes not here. She'd be yelling in my ear. E tugay again. You're gonna see my ma. What's bowie seafood. Noma god anyway. So what's Some updates you guys have heard from any companies or organizations that we work closely with anything. Not right off. Hand on tony's out donald road doing his the goldstar right foundation out their families though he's started earlier earlier this year is out doing his thing. i'm not sure exactly where he's at now but you can definitely go to goldstar right foundation dot org and find out more information where he's at where he's going. He had planned to come up here last summer. As the whole pandemic bullshit kicked off. And we've been the first time visiting alaska. But i think if i remember right yeah actually made it over to hawaii. Finally so forty nine fifty states. You sit next year. So let's hope do you know if he's sitting territories or not. I do not know if he's hitting anything. Puerto rico and of the other outlying areas all I'm sure he'd love to. Don't get me wrong Obviously like everybody else being five one greasy. It's his funds are limited so You know. I'm sure that's going to be the limiting factor reaching some of those locations. But you know it's not going to stop the guy going wrong. I mean there's a will there's a way you'll find it. S a sure. That i know wasn't the other homes they've been. I was the opening up new chapters. We just got our chapter appear in alaska geiger and cook inlet. Chapter the firming chapter last year again know pre covid you know. They're still trying to do things as well turn. It's kinda hard to get a groups of people together to do these things. Obviously when you're told limit your contact and sixty department election so not to mention. Just i mean. It's it's an fundamental nightmare in the first place trying to help out folks You know that are out there. In the bush especially alaska. You don't so that presents you know sugars in issues of their own. Ah but not to mention a lot of our veterans. That don't like that to reach out for help when they need it well. And they're humble to get the one gentleman where his his basically his porsche rip off his roof. You know under some big gaping hole and he just put a tarp. they're like most lasts. Do they tarp everything like you know. No no you got other people you can help. And it's like dude you're gonna roof so i'm good i'm good. How about somebody else. So he got stories like that the pop up to so That's that's cheese. That's about all i can remember. I asked my head good. I was just gonna say i can tell you guys. I know of mentioned before. And i'm going to try. I'm trying to get him on. He's just really busy Combat flags dot com. He's in north carolina. Just got up the original combat flag. The crafted from petillo flags backup. So if you guys wanna go. Purchase one of those only thirty dollars in their actual for fronts soldiers and I believe all of them have a story You'll get the story attached with it But don't expect all of them to look the same because they're crafted from actual fatigues. But i what he's doing over there at combat flags and i actually purchased me a few things from that So go check that out. I think they're only thirty dollars. The ones you crafts from fatigues It sounds like a lot but he does a lot with the proceeds also could check that out. Let's combat flags dot com. And then you got Adam tony over there atar block. They've got their Travel trailer raffle and lucca. palooza event. Coming up yes and if helped him get in there for new forever home. Yes if you go over it hot haha go to go over to hard-luck dot org and you click on. Let me see. The lucca pollute note. luck palooza may eighth raffle go. Click on that and you select a waffle package. It's an inside joke through twenty five dollars a piece or you can get a five for the price of four. So that's one hundred dollars for five and you can also get one of their ident shirts and Five of the tickets for one hundred and twenty five dollars they also have a shit sawn a beautiful original designs. Tony's done them all herself so go. Check that out if you're interested in winning a rv I believe if i'm not mistaken you do not have to be present for the drawing. No it says it's not for the travel trailer right just making sure. Yeah as to travel trailers slash. Rv they'll they'll hook you guys all right. The winner will be hooked up. Trust me when adamant. Tony say they going to do some day. Fucking go balls to the walls out whether they ate some edibles or not one of them. Eight some edibles. Or not. I gotta to jack down hill..
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"Here and her three o'clock here it just don't quite work when you're at work it is there were sometimes they. I wanted to say You ever heard ice cube say Damn food feels good to be gang. St- i wanted to say god damn. It feels good to be a dvd. Didn't night saying proud to be god. You guys suck at live shows. Do you haven't learned that. Now we've been on here do three years. You guys were talking about as far as burn out. No you're you're exactly right. Even i get burnt out. And i do what And when i say. I do a lot i mean i try to switch everything i do. I mean i don't just how this i've got you know a literal fucking television series arm right and i've got a business i'm running. I've got people on helping with their businesses. Like i tried to jump around and not stick on one thing constantly whereas a few years ago it was just devi radio constantly constantly constantly and It burns you out. It really does and like going said and frosty said and wore dog All alluded to you know you get you get a spurt of moments and you you go you go you go and then you're like fuck. My gas tank is right on. Walk if you don't know what walk. Is that big letter. E on your gas fuel gauge. When you don't know what to do You're standing there with hands and you pockets play them. You know pocket pool ball And you're looking for inspiration so you can go again and you guys are probably wondering why there's not been a service dog show in a few weeks. That's why all he can do as rehash the eighty over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over that got bucking annoying. Didn't it that's how they feel. They view the listeners. To tell them what you want to know about or what you their topics to be about what you won't hear them discuss how you want to be better educated resources things of that nature. Tell them about an article you've seen and why it pertains to this that or the other nods right there. I'm sure if all of these told war how something help you. It might spur something else in to be like. Oh you know what i could add on to that with this or can actually take that even further if a talk about this in conjunction with that right so when we say that rep you see that rabbit hole that you think one of us jump down. Let us know. Yeah i mean they make a wider. But we'll we'll get down there and i. I know you're sitting there saying y'all don't care y'all don't give a fuck. We do your the reason we can do this. Shit like we won't your feedback for a reason. We don't get paid for that. Obviously we want it to actually help you ourselves and the rest of the listeners. That's listening if you tell us what content fucking mate we can make fun and interesting fun of it all at the same time because trust me. It's going to be made fun of a promise you that we will make fun of some shit. I mean i made fun of fuckin- wardag and getting thrown into the nuthouse earlier. All right so you know. I'm going to mean it's because i fucking love you guys so let us know what you want to hear and segments and all that and don't be shy email is tell us on facebook. Tell us on the podcast on pod being under the comments section. I actually read those. Even though i don't always reply What else did you guys talk about. While was gone. Because i was actually talking to my mom for a lot of the adages picked up. Bits and pieces. O- we talked about how this may be last greg out all of us haven't got to listen to it but never more saying you're going. I really hate me and get rid of me. This and i didn't know what she was talking about the other day And then i was like oh. Yeah sure that. I'll not yet got to listen to you because i've been really busy this week. So let's just say it's a band topic on tv radio. We've probably talked about it. It depends on who was bad. We'll we'll go. we'll go that route. How's that i mean i did. I did bring up a certain someone that i said i wouldn't bring up but i did Fucking playboy but yeah. We won't to know what you guys want to here. And we need you to share the podcast and all that and that's the only way somebody else is going to hear it at one time. The service dog show reach thirty two thousand listeners. On one podcast. And that's not because it was organic and it's not because devi radio shirts because you the listener shared it. One of our all time most listened to shows before we switched over to pod being can't remember the exact show but we got over a hundred thousand listens for the entire show and it was a talk. We're not efat anymore. For whatever reason social media but we can get back to that if you the listener share it whether it's a group or a product grouper eight or wherever the fuck you guys you know frequent let other people say or listen and hear what we do. I mean it's not going to be for. Everybody knew that. And they're gonna be pissed off half the time because we're going to send the shit out of you But at the end of the day it's just fun and it's uh since it's organic as collecting gets 'cause i'm sitting here about to eat some chicken tenders a couple of mozzarella cheese sticks and a shit fucking hush puppies. Because i am starving over.
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"It's just we aren't. I guess we're too humble to brag about it. I guess that's what it is. Because i. I don't brag about it unless somebody threw some bullshit in my face. And i'm like all right motherfucker. You wanna put you wanna play. Dvd's the fucking 'cause i'll fucking through that and your guy down days and i have. I just done that recently like within the last month. Because somebody said we're the reason for capital riots and shit like that. Oh hold your fucking mouth motherfucker. I'm about the chop. You're down and i did and i done the whole thing with the whole you know. We don't tell it up our strip. We don't like you can go public with videos about how we help homeless every day and this that and the other but when we do a motherfucker news like this is the shit. You don't see this shit that we don't talk about this the things that are personal to us that we're a little bit selfish in the fact we're not going to talk about it. Does that make sense. The other thing with that is like with fred out drag out. We've been struggle in the last year with for traffic topics. Because you guys your listeners. You all you listeners out. There won't tell us what you want to hear. So we try to pull from what's in the headlines or little things here and there and we're just we're struggling. There's not it's not one of the big two or three items that are out there in the news. It's not an out there. Yeah so this kind of gave us gave me that little bit. You'll let me try. Look a little harder to be tracy with something else so we make these keep this interesting for the listeners. Atlanta fire under that snowman's as fire moved with gas right. So so i encourage you go. Listened to that podcast. It will be in the podcast description of this podcast and go check her out. It's what did i say. Combat stress dot vet go to that and check it out if you need a soothing voice to listen to. That's the voice to listen to. You am i wrong. Owing prostate another fifteen minutes. And i might have been out right out that walling voice to make you go to sleep. Go listen to combat stress dot net. Go listen to her podcast. She will. She will help. You ensued folles. I'm not even joking. Her voice just warms the cockles. Maybe even the sub cockles my feelings. And i know she's listening right now and she's probably about your dick. I fucking hate your guts. What woman but no it means a lot to is it really does and I appreciate what she said Tremendously and i know everybody at radio does. And if she's listening to get in touch with folks we'd like to get you on here to let us know what actually talked to us about all this right and i've i've been trying to get her own before this episode that she came out with an told her again after it. Because you're like have you tried to get her. Yeah i have. It was like last week. David you know if you try to hit him on. No it's only david let me know who has it trying to get anybody like the asshole that was like hey atomic. Donald is trending right now. He's an independent artists. No fucking shit. Listen to god damn talk once in a fucking while we might have dropped his name once or twice or maybe eleven thousand flagging even reached out to him. He is that dizzy. And i don't blame him for not getting back to us. We can't pay money so he's probably like i'm not gonna worry about it. If they wanna play it they can play it. But i want to follow the guy down copyright fucking digital bullshit laws and i don't wanna get seen and we get this all the time because like have you heard from solar talked to so and so yet only one hundred times. Okay sorry it just throwing something out there. You're looking for an idea and betsy. Ross said it best she cares. We need that in the vet community for sure and it's not that there aren't that that care out there but they are so entwined with the trend to get them video of us or the okay. How much humor. Can i drop and show that i'm a dick and show that i'm an asshole. Bastard like yeah we do dark sense of humor all the fucking time. Like there's we've we probably do more humor than you should. And even the pre show doesn't get to the patriots sometimes because we went too far just stuff. We're not supposed to talk about off air. That happens that might sleep through. Just cut out completely. It's easier just a skip that show right but the fact that we don't have enough that showing the caring that should be there is really sad and when you show that you care you get it from all ends. I got it from some guy who was like. Oh so devi radio. All of a sudden cares about sex trafficking. When did it turn into a heart fast or some bullshit. And that's the guy was talking about. Where i just laid it out for him. About what devi as a whole has done Since its inception and all he could do was like the comment. He had nothing to say that because he blamed us for the capital riots and shit like that. I'm not joking. You can go find out if you like on our dvd radio facebook page. Don't be a dick if you say anything. Don't in-cabin is don't demean the guy. I put him in his place. Because i will do that. If you try to troll me. I will throw you back with facts Betsy ross hit the nail on the head about combat stress. That being a a caring person in that we do need that Matter feelings are all that matter now so we need to explain combat that and we need to come up with for you because that's a really long name to say and i'm gonna talk but she's like damn my that boren and make you fall asleep. What the foot or so cockles. so first off. I'll answer your last question. I there is a song by dennis leary called. I'm an asshole. go listen to it. Just it is the epitome of the song. Yeah it is the epitome of the american dream to answer your first question. No you're not boring. I love san elliott. If i were gay. I would fly that man and marry him in a heartbeat his voice holy fucking christ what it does for me. No i'm not talking about sexual orgasms. You dick bags. I could fucking listen to him night and day like it's so soothing to hear like i just like i don't i know you guys know what i'm talking about. His voice is just a voice that you're like. Oh that sounds fucking iliad. I gotta listen right like you always like if our ears were standing on top of our head like a dog. They were turn as soon as they heard. Some elliott's voice and you'd be like oh we got a what what's that. Yeah exactly squirrel. That's what we're talking about. You're not boring at all. Um so replay. I haven't seen the reply Because twitter is be an addict to me now. Of course i went through addis fucking facebook. I went to refresh. And all i see is the fucking loading circle. Like i did the other day. They're probably date in the back. End again So yeah but Combat stress dot that. Go check her out. She's got a lot of great information on her website outside of her podcast but do listen to her. Podcast think she started in january. Okay nobody's gonna answer me. I think she started in january. Sure was yeah. I didn't know what we were doing. A show.
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"On podcasts. May i twenty twenty one holy. Fuck this year's already plying. By i'm we got the frosty man himself policy and himself and where he got the highest. Fuck off the smaller face. Stickers sergeant ward dog in his house. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah yeah. How's everybody doing this evening. Look i don't know what we're gonna do tonight. But you know what i hope we piss somebody off make somebody cry and make the rest of them laugh. I don't know if i can do two things at once. What i've tasking at it's fucking desk. Because what flack not. Anyway we don't know where the google is. She hasn't spoke to us since wetting work at it. Really quick and make sure so. I never this shit up. That would've again wednesday. Yeah wednesday but so she might have liked died because dvd's six yoder or something we don't know yet. Yeah that's yeah. We has just been myself and frosty speaking in host chat. I even asked if dvd's made it back Nothing cricket even read that even what dad so they love us. They do because they haven't looked shit going to handle in a hand basket bus networks. That's how that works. Oh shit hope all of you. That are listening. Are doing well if you had a good week It's been a long fucking exhausted wheat from me and join kaz Some shit he might wanna talk about as far as you know doctors and shit and frosty eight at new jack hall and the sergeant war while get home same old same. Oh i haven't been out to the woods off the grid since the beginning of march man. But you know tron avoid civilian bullshit. And you know. Keep my moods about me. It's about it. Gross santa right on it. Nice nice nice So you guys have recorded a frag- out drag out. It's going to air next week correct. Yes that depends on you less true dire not exactly. We scheduled some old shows. Maybe i don't know oh shit. Oh righty then yeah. Typical typical frag drag a fashion. You don't see as we get into a shift You know president girl will be sides that his boss wants switch shifts him so cat jim. It man never worked out for us. You gotta love it fucking love it. Yeah it was having technical difficulties over here. So i was having to dig out some shit But as far as the farm is concerned we don't know any updates other than what you've gotten on facebook pages Hopefully everything is going smoothly. I'm hoping that google will actually answer us. So i can find out if they got something that i had shipped to them the other day So we shall see like. I said i don't know if she'll be on tonight or not. We haven't heard from her. She obviously wanted to be on judging fucking messages that she sent us in. I don't know something to say about what happened earlier. This week guided by. Let me say you guys are fucking messaging system Yeah i know six ban. I'm talking about google. She hasn't even said anything to any of us. So we're we have the message chat for the host and we try to keep each other informed. What the fuck is going on personably and business wise and this that and the other goal takes advantage our chat every time. Something politicals begins to happen. I e a speech to the fucking nation within. I don't know what was it. Twenty minutes there is at least a message per minute and these weren't these weren't like one sentence messages. These were like novel messages. I'm not even. I am not even joking within the span of a few minutes. She had twenty two messages to us. And i had to cut the god damn thing. I had the chat for the night. That's how consistent she was like. I'd be sitting here and not here. I'll be like all right but it was like okay but it sounds like what the fuck and i look and they're all from google. This shit is not happening tonight. I don't want to deal with politics. Like i try to stay away from as much as possible unless we need to be a new it but had to watch the president's speech because google gavison exactly exactly we had our own fucking commentary like like like it was like watching a golf match and then the mexican deed that hosted soccer's comes in and now biden's stands up at the podium it. Oh my god. He can't hold a conversation with themselves. That's exactly what our messages from. Google the other night so i did you not like what the and it's and it's not like we asked her. We love her and we don't mind it but come on google twenty-two messages back to back within and these are parent drafts paragraphs type skills on on on spirit there. Boy i'll tell you what right. I mean i'm looking back at these and none of them are under a few lines per message. One of them was a screenshot. I'll give her that. And while them was four words loan the rest of them was well over. Four fucking words. I mean one of them takes up my entire message box. Oh my thought. Like what the actual what google like goes. We miss you. Google did biden tissue off that bad certainly not a a sort of want to call them but at the same time i'm like six is asleep i don't want to wake him up But no Just.
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"I think there's going to be a fair amount of resistance, particularly on the part of Republicans in the Senate to 1.9 Trillion. That's a lot of money, obviously, uh And, uh, it Z. Not all of that money goes directly to, um, vaccinations. For example, A lot of it goes to provide very forms of income support for people who have lost their jobs look lively hoods. I and I think it will be a lot of argument about how much is really necessary. Uh, On the other side of that congressional equation, though there is gonna be a lot of pressure on Republicans to provide money both too. Help help people who've lost their jobs, um, many of whom are constituents of Republican senators, but also to get the vaccination push. Moving. No one wants to be no elected official wants to be the person who gets blamed for holding up the vaccine. So you know, I think ultimately there's a pretty good chance that Biden will get. Uh, significant chunk of what is asking for probably won't get the whole thing on the, uh the, uh Play. There is going to be sort of weird. That compromise ends up coming down. David Lauter, senior Washington writer. His work available at l a times dot com We thank you for being with us. Thank you. On Wall.