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Tony W. Bravely Shares His Story of Addiction
"Today on the podcast we welcome Tony W. a food addict in recovery. Welcome Tony. Tony W. Thank you so much Susan. Great to be here. Esther Helga Yeah, it's great to have you here. I'm going to introduce you and then we'll get into some questions. Tony W. is a food addict in a food recovery program whose weight reached as high as 464 pounds. Today after getting into the Bright Line Eating Program, Susan Pierce Thompson's program in May of 2019 after he read her book when his weight was 381, in one year he released 150 pounds on the Bright Line Eating Program, BLE. Susan Pierce Thompson has written several books. I've read two and we hosted her on the podcast and that podcast will have come out before Tony's. She has another book coming out in October which is a daily inspirational book so look for that and we'll put in our notes the links to these books and Susan's website. The ones I read are called Bright Line Eating, The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free and her most recent one is Resume, The Powerful Frame, The Powerful Reframe to End the Crash and Burn Cycle of Food Addiction. Tony read the Bright Line Eating book and it has changed his life. So welcome again Tony. Tony W. Thank you so much. I read about you in Susan Pierce Thompson's book and she recommended you as a guest on the podcast. I have read your blogs and watched your interview on Facebook with Susan and you and I had a pre podcast session and really looking forward to having you share your story of struggles with food and food addiction and how you recovered and what life is like now. So let's start. I'd like to hear your story. I know a little bit about it but I'd like you to tell the listeners you're like me you've had some past issues with other addictions, alcohol in my case and you had alcohol and drugs. Talk about the time in your life when you got clean and sober and then you were also like me you replaced alcohol and drugs with going to food. Tony W. Right. So my story is that I always felt different even as a child, was bullied and then what I found out actually much later you know a lot of people in 12 step recovery programs for alcohol and drugs probably started a lot younger than I did but I didn't start till I was a junior in high school and what I found was it made me feel normal for the first time and able to fit in and be a part of and it worked for a while until it didn't. So I didn't really, the food part of it for me is something that's maybe unlike a lot of other food addicts in that I was a skinny kid growing up. I wasn't really heavy or overweight so eventually though it caught up to me. Yeah, I was a skinny kid too. It really wasn't until I was 14, 15 that I started to gain weight and using food. I used food as a kid but I was active enough that my weight was normal. So tell me about the alcohol, drug addiction in your life and getting clean and sober. Tony W. Yeah, well it started out as partying on the weekends and hanging out with friends and pretty soon though it became how I dealt with life, how I felt normal. It started out with alcohol, then I was bringing vodka to school in 11th grade and then at lunchtime I would go across the street and get some orange juice and have a screwdriver in 5th period and I'm like, don't all 17 year olds do this? No, they don't actually. But it led to other drugs and actually the reason I started doing drugs because for a tall big guy I could not hold my liquor and so I started doing drugs that allowed me to drink more and it wasn't a good idea. That led to a lot of problems in my life and it really only came to a head when I realized I was in trouble and I needed help and when I went to my first 12 step program for alcohol was in 1991.
Fresh update on "up 15 %" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Seven oil is trading little change and Bitcoin is lower by 0 .9 % Japan shot by 1 .4 % overnight while European markets are trading Mixed this morning and back in the US on the economic front at 945 S &P global services and composite PMI's and at 10 o 'clock the ISM services index after the Bellis night get lab beat estimate shows are up 15 % in the pre -market and regarding earnings this morning look for AutoZone to report in the pre market in other news Moody's downgraded China's outlook and Goldman Sachs said brace for a pullback in US wrapping stocks things up XP ink was raised to overweight over at JP Morgan live for the first break in his desk I'm bill Maloney care I don't think you had to hear live breaking
Hear From Dr. Yechiel Leiter, Father of Fallen Soldier Moshe Leiter
"Man his background his history and I wanted you to come on the program and tell millions and millions of Americans what this is like what's happening what's happened to your family and what about the future sir well thank you mark good evening thank for you the opportunity to address your audience my son Moshe was my oldest three eight children he was also my best friend he spent 15 years in the shaldad unit which is the Israel equivalent to the Delta Force actually he trained for some time with the with the Delta Force at at the age of 33 decided to go to medical school because he was intent on helping people and healing people he was about to start his experience clinical on October 8th but October we know what happened Hamas stormed into our communities slaughtered 1200 hundred people and he immediately went back into a reservist position he had spent even during the training the medical training he had spent 80 90 days a year doing reserve duty because he was a real expert field fox he understood the battlefield very well and that's why when he went back into his reserve in the reserve unit on October 8th and organized the his soldiers prepared them for war he was actually put at the command of the point squadron which which led the division the first division to enter the northern community in in Gaza from which the Hamas terrorists would fire missiles into our cities sometimes thousands of missiles at a time and he was killed when he led the operation to discover peers tunnel peers that would lead to terrorist headquarters and to their ammunition sites it was booby trapped a very heavy booby trap and he was killed along with three of his soldiers and three were injured seriously they lost their legs so it was a great loss for me personally I think for the IDF we we had thousands of people during our shiva the mourning period for him thousands and and many of prime mr. visited us the president of Israel I say about half the cabinet because he was very very well known he was very well liked and he was a major who had mastered a so masterful reputation half my heart bleeds for my son and my best friend and half my heart is very proud that I had a son who led the battle a civilizational battle against evil and sitting here listening it's very emotional obviously I don't know you I didn't know him and I'm thinking of the great men who have to go off to war whether they really want to or not but in times like this they're called to do duty and they go and they do so without objection and then I'm thinking about the leading politicians in my country here and how they never talk about the idea of soldiers they talk never about who they are they don't show their photographs they don't talk about their backgrounds their families what they've gone through and I assume you find that incredibly disturbing
Dr. Raymond Moody & Paul Perry Join Melisa to Discuss What Happens When We Die
"So I have Dr. Raymond Moody and Paul Perry. Raymond A. Moody Jr. MD PhD is the leading authority of near -death experiences and the author of several books, including the seminal Life After Life. The founder of the Life After Life Institute, Moody has lectured on the topic throughout the world and is a counselor in private practice. He has appeared on many programs, including Today and Turning Point. Paul Perry has co -written several New York Times bestsellers, including The Light Beyond and Evidence of the Afterlife. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and for his film and the book about Salvador Dali. He has been knighted in Portugal, oh, that's interesting, a groundbreaking book, this is, that combines nearly 50 years of afterlife and near -death experience research to provide proof of the existence of the soul and life after death from psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life After Life. Dr. Raymond Moody and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Perry, after spending nearly five decades studying near -death experiences, Moody finally has the answer to humanity's most pressing question, what happens when we die? And in this book, Proof of Life After Life, both authors reveal that consciousness survives after the death of the body, featuring in -depth case studies, the latest research, and eye -opening interviews with experts. Proof explores everything from common paranormal signs to shared death experiences and much more. And you can learn more about each of these authors if you go to lifeafterlife .com or paulperryproductions .com. Welcome gentlemen, thank you so much for being with me today. Hi, thank you, nice introduction, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you. Thank you very much. So, first of all, okay, so, Raymond, you've been doing this since the 70s, am I correct in that? I'll just ask you each, you've been doing this work since the 70s? And what got you into wanting to explore near -death experiences? Well, fortunately, I was not exposed to religion when I was a kid, except very minimally. And so, I grew up with no idea of an afterlife. And so, I went to the University of Virginia at age 18 with intending to study astronomy, but took a philosophy course and immediately got hooked. And particular the book was Plato's Republic, which is, oddly, about a near -death experience. It culminates in a near -death experience of a warrior. And not just having no idea that anybody took the notion of an afterlife seriously, I asked my professor and he said that early Greek philosophers knew about cases of people who were believed dead and resuscitated. But had I no idea it still applied, but in 1965, in Charlottesville, I met a man who had such an experience, he was a professor of psychiatry there, and that really got me hooked and subsequent to that time, through my PhD in philosophy and then three years of teaching philosophy at a university, and then going to medical school and ultimately going into forensic psychiatry. But throughout that career, I've interviewed thousands and thousands of people who came to the brink of death and had these astonishing experiences. So that's how I got into it. It's amazing. It's really interesting. I can imagine it is a long process. And Paul, I'm going to ask you the same question. What made you interested in exploring this? Well, I was editing American Health magazine in New York City, this was in 1988, and Raymond and I shared the same agent, same book agent. One day our agent, Nat Sobel, called me and he said, would you like to write a book with Dr. Raymond Moody? And I said, I have no idea who Raymond Moody is. And he said, well, he's a man who named and defined the near -death experience. And I said, I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. And he said, well, you know, for a guy who's the editor of a major health magazine, you really need to get educated on things like the near -death experience, which was an offhand insult for an agent to talk like that. And so I said, sure, OK, I'll go meet Raymond. And Raymond was living in Georgia at the time. And I flew down to meet him and, you know, Raymond is an amazing person from the first time you meet him. And so we started writing this book called The Light Beyond, and I just got entranced by Raymond's account of near -death experiences and the stories we would hear. People would come by his house and tell their stories. And it just got amazing. So anyway, we wrapped up the book, The Light Beyond, and there was, in my estimation, a piece missing. And that was there was nothing in the book about children and near -death experiences. And Raymond said, well, nobody's done much research on that yet, except for one guy, a pediatrician in Seattle, Melvin Morris. And he connected me with Melvin. And I did a book with him called Closer to the Light. And it's all about children and near -death experiences. And after that, I wrote that book and then I thought, well, there's something missing here. There needs to be a larger study about people who have had near -death experiences and how they affect them during their life. So we wrote a book about that and on and on. Every book I would write, I would find a gap that needed to be filled. And that's gone now through, I think, 15 books on near -death experiences.
Jared Asch Asks Loella Haskew and Cindy Darling: Is "Measure O" Working?
"Let's get local and talk about Walnut Creek for a minute. It's been about a year since we've the people of Walnut Creek have voted in Measure O. Talk to us. It's an additional sales tax to provide benefits for the city. Is it working and what are we doing with the money? What are the priorities? Start Cindy Ann and you can fill in the gaps. Yeah. OK. So the first thing we did to promise the community is to find an oversight group so that they look at what we've done to make sure that we live up to our promises of what we and we were going to do when we started the Measure O process. Interestingly enough, when I first ran in 2012 or 2011, I ran on a half cent sales tax increase and I got the more votes than I ever did since then. I think there were a group of people who knew that we weren't quite we needed a little extra oomph in our spending. We've done some additions at the police department. We've made some spending for attracting more people downtown where we're doing things, a lot of things in and around it. But the biggest project is the one that Cindy Darling is working on. And so I'm going to let her take over. One of the reasons I ran for council is it's important for a community. My kids loved growing up in Walnut Creek. They swam, they played Little League, they played this, they played that, they did this art class. And a lot of the facilities that they were accessing were built back in the 50s and 60s. And we all know things that were built in the 50s and 60s are now starting to fall apart. And we need to pay it forward to the next generation. And that was a big driver on Measure O. The Clark Swim Center and Heather Farm is one bad accident away from its pumps not ever running again. So we are working on a new community center and a new aquatic center to carry on the traditions in Walnut Creek. And that was one of the bigger drivers of Measure O. We are in the planning phase right now and we have a lot of active, robust public input coming into the process. We have a survey out. You can go to the city councils with the city's website and take a survey on what you want out of that community center, what you want out of the aquatics facility. And we're going to be working to get it so it's up and operational by 2027 and it's going to be cool. Yeah. And there's there's some concern over the money from Measure O coming up on the ballot. Do you I don't want to take up too much time going into every detail on it, but can you talk about what is coming up in 2024 and what impact that might have on Measure O as well as a number of other regional measures? There are two things to be addressed by the population. The first one is how many votes do we need to do to get permission to have an additional sales tax? If we go out for a specific purpose right now, you need two thirds of a vote of a community and it's incredibly difficult to get that. If you go out for a general measure, you only need to get 50 % plus one vote. There is a measure being brought forth by a business council that wants to remove so much freedom with what we local people can do with taxes. And so they want to make every vote a sixty thirds vote. And the thing that is most concerning to us because of our position is they can claw back a vote that happened in 2022 and say you have to run it again and get the two thirds vote. So so we're nervous about the business one. And we're also thinking it's 10 % of people will vote no on any thing that has money to do with money. And that's in order to get 65%. You've got to work really hard. And so a lot of cities don't have the capacity to get important things done because they can't get out there and get this full measure of voters to pay attention.
Capstone's Jared Asch Welcomes Loella Haskew and Cindy Darling of Walnut Creek
"Jared Esch, the host of The Capstone Conversation. Today, we are joined by not one, but two awesome women from the city of Walnut Creek. And we are going to hear about what inspired them to run for city council. What are some things that they want to encourage in other candidates who are considering to run or not to run as you make the decision ahead of next year's elections? And that applies to people throughout the whole East Bay area. That's not just here in Walnut Creek. So hopefully their message will resonate with people throughout. So first thing we will do, Mayor Pro Tem Luella Haskiw, do you want to go ahead and tell us a little bit more about yourself? In my career, I was a CPA specializing in tax, but I also did family law consulting and other business consulting. And I was inspired to run for a couple of reasons, one of which is I was close to many of the people who were on council and I just absorbed a lot of what they could accomplish by talking to them and watching them work. But also, I believe that we were going into an interesting economic cycle and maybe somebody who had my experience would be a good addition to the council. And our next guest is Councilwoman Cindy Darling. Cindy, tell us a little bit about your background and what convinced you to run. Well, I'm one of the newest members of the council. I was elected in 2020. Before that, I'd served 10 years on the planning commission for Walnut Creek. So I'd seen a lot of the issues that were working in the development end of things kind of bubbling up that were going to council. And I was interested in having a bigger voice on those than you just have a planning commission. I'm also a small business owner here in the city, and I spent most of my career working on really tough, naughty environmental problems around the Delta endangered species. And I felt like I developed a lot of skills there in helping people work together and solve problems creatively. And I wanted to take those skills and bring them to the council and help move Walnut Creek in a great direction. That's great. I appreciate that. Luella, you've been mayor two times, including 2020 during the start of the pandemic. Pandemic issues, businesses shutting down and then lots of looting here in Walnut Creek. What was it like to be mayor during that time? Can I say that the first round was was sweet. I really enjoyed the first time when it wasn't quite so stressful. But I will say about 2020, whenever I've talked to anybody who have had been mayor in Walnut Creek the last year to have been assigned a job with mayor, there were so many issues. We had a police shooting that was under scrutiny. We had looting. And I'm not even sure anybody knows to this hour what triggered the big looting that was at Broadway Plaza. It could have just been the gangs that were beginning to form and take over other places. But we forgot about Walnut Creek has some really nice high end stores to do. And then they all came. I don't think it had anything to do with the political choice. Nevertheless, it was incredibly damaging to the people who were at Broadway Plaza and it didn't stop there. Other people were involved in it. I make a joke about the fact that when George Floyd had been killed and people were really involved in making protests, a whole group of people showed up at nine o 'clock at night on a Wednesday and had a riot in our front yard doing a significant amount of damage to our garage doors, burning flags, scaring the bejeebers out of our neighbors. The police did call us and say, get out of the house. So we were safe, but it was an ugly experience for the neighborhood trying to find the best of the worst. We did have to buy a new garage door and we now have a battery pack up. And then I made it onto the news the next day. So good spads, but it was tough and the fiscal issues were tough. We started out with anticipating a comfortable excess budget. It turned out that when everything had to close up, sales tax went away and then we had to figure out what to do about that. And we got lucky that we came upon the pop -ups, the restaurant pop -ups, and we tried every way we could to save all the businesses, did away with our now famous parking meters and let people park. There weren't that many people using the parking meters. And so it was a very difficult time. Nevertheless, a sense of proportion, a great council, a great staff got the city through probably one of the most difficult years the city had to survive.
Favela's Endrow Metelus Is Empowering Communities Through Fashion and STEM
"Everyone. This is Dr. Oh, how are you? Again, we are on one of the episodes, STEAM to a guest who is just phenomenal. His name is Andrew Matilas. He is incredible. I say that he is incredible because one of the things that he is doing that I truly like is that he had a fashion, actually a fashion design company, and it is called Favela, if I'm not mistaken. Yes, Favela Boys Apparel, correct. Oh my God. Wow. And then guess what he's doing? Guess what he's doing with that company? So he's also using that company, man. He's a man after my heart. He's also using that company actually to also get resources to sponsor STEM programs in the Caribbean and also in the United States. I thought that is innovative. I like that because we all know how it is difficult to get sponsors, right? Or when you write a grant, it's very competitive and it takes time. But having your own project and using part of that project to sponsor a STEM program, I think that it is innovative and all of us should be doing the same thing. We're smart enough to do that. I said I was going to use 10 % of my source, African source, if I ever get successful, right? He's going to be using, he told me that he's going to be using 15 % of his profit, whatever profit that he gets to sponsor his STEM programs. I thought that is innovative. Now he's challenging me now. Now I've started to reconsider my 10%. So let me let him introduce himself and tell us a little bit about what he's doing. Please go ahead. Hey, I'm doing great. Like I said, every day is a holiday and I really mean that. Life is beautiful, right? So thank you very much for having me. I'm gladly appreciated being here to talk about STEM and talking about the brand I have and also talking about how I can get pretty much people to come and be part of this project, right? Because it's not just for me, it's for us because we can all benefit from this, right? So just to go in more details, the brand name is Favela Boys Apparel, which is a brand that we donate 15 % of a net profit towards STEM education for underserved communities, right? So not only in the US, but we also operate in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, as well as we're looking also into Africa. Just to give you a little example, earlier this year in January, I was in Brazil. We were donating a few computers to a nonprofit organization that focused on STEM because the kids needed for coding cybersecurity where they teach at that particular nonprofit organization, but also the adults will come in at night also learning different skills, different trade, that kind of system as well.
A highlight from Communicating Christ to Others
"Let's open our Bibles tonight, we're gonna actually be in just a couple quick passages tonight, but let's begin this evening in the book of Mark chapter 16, Mark 16, we're gonna look at one of the Great Commission passages to begin with tonight. The title of tonight's message is, Communicating Christ to Others. Communicating Christ to Others. What do we mean by that? So we're gonna start out with something, a very familiar command to us by the Lord Jesus, so Mark 16 and verse 15. The Bible says here, And He said unto them, unto His disciples, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature, or literally to all creation. Wherever you go, go and preach the gospel, proclaim the gospel. And so this is definitely some very important instructions from our Lord, we refer to this as the Great Commission, and as a command for us to be His salt alights, to spread His message of truth, no matter where we go around the world. We've been talking on Wednesday nights, one of the blessings or assurances that Jesus gave His disciples and even to us, that we would do greater works than even He did, and not greater in like how many or even in the way that they're being done, but greater in the scope that was done. And so remember Jesus, the miracles that He performed was pretty much just to Israel, His teaching was to Israel, to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, but we see in the book of Acts, that message went really not in just Jerusalem and Judea, but also Samaria in the uttermost part of the world, much broader than it was during Christ's ministry itself. And so it's again, they didn't do a greater job than Jesus did, I mean, no one can do that, okay? But the scope of it was much greater. And so tonight we're going to be talking about really the application of that, and even as we look at missions today, here at Victory Baptist, I'm very proud that we support about 21 missionaries serving really around the world, representing human here in Minnesota and then abroad, and we rejoice in that. I'm really looking forward to this missions conference coming up in just a few weeks. Again, we have three speakers that will be with us, Brother Sam Slobodian, who we know well, reaching Ukrainians and Eastern Europeans, Russian speakers, predominantly, with the gospel, and looking forward to hearing an update from what's going on in his world, his ministry. And then we have another man, Andrew Counterman, who is a director over a ministry that helps church planters in Latin America, and God has been doing some good things through his ministry. I actually talked to him this week, and I found out that years ago, he actually used to be on the board of BIEM, which is the mission board of Sam Slobodian. So he and Sam Slobodian are good friends, haven't seen each other in a while, so they look forward to reconnecting at the conference. Small world, isn't it? And then we have David Bennett, with Silent Word Ministries International. I've known David for many years, and he ministers to the deaf around the world, and really kind of an interesting mission field. I think a lot of times we forget about the deaf communities around, and how much they do need to hear, literally, they need to hear Jesus, they need to hear about Jesus. How do deaf people hear? They actually hear with their eyes and they talk with their hands, okay? Pretty amazing. They still communicate. So very interesting, how do we share the gospel with the deaf around us? And we're gonna do a lot of application here tonight as well. So when we think about the Great Commission, to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, although this command is simple, the task before us is great. In human terms, the Great Commission is daunting, but that God has promised us His presence and His power as we go forth in His name. In the world's population today, we have what, 7 .7 billion people, I believe, it's growing by the minute, right? And so there's a lot of people in this world, especially in the past 100 years, my word, the world's population has grown exceedingly. And so when we think of that, and we're supposed to go into all the world, preach the gospel to every creature, every person, wow, where do you start? Where do you begin? And I think that's kind of, when you look at it again from a human perspective, that seems overwhelming, but how do we do this? By looking at modern missions and when we kind of the traditional approach we take to missions, even here at Victory Baptist, there are a few challenges that must be considered. So I wanna do something tonight. About a year ago, we actually went over the philosophy of missions in the local church. We spent several weeks on why we do missions, why do we have, why is the local church involved? We talked about even the deputation process, is that even biblical support raising? Is that biblical? We talked about a little bit of the missions experience across the world and wherever they may be. We talked about all those things, but here's some, just a very quick recap of two things. First of all, what is missions? Let's talk about that. Missions is this, missions, this is kind of my definition in a way, but kind of modified from others, but missions is the responsibility and the task of the local church to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world for the purpose of discipleship, multiplication of self -supporting, self -governing and self -propagating churches for the glory of God, okay? So as we talk about works that are eventually self -supporting, self -governing, self -propagating church, in other words, they become kind of, they're not dependent on a foreign entity per se. They have their own independence, if you will. So that is, that's one of the goals of missions, but who is a missionary? Who is a missionary? There's a song that I remember singing when I was little, be a missionary every day. I don't be a missionary every day, tell the world that Jesus is the way. I don't know if you ever heard that song or not, but the fact of the matter is that song's not true. Not everyone is called to be a missionary as a vocational missionary. Everyone is called to be an ambassador for the Lord in that regard. You represent Jesus Christ no matter where you go, but here is, this is why. Why do we say, when we talk about missions and missionaries, who is a missionary? And this is a definition here, a missionary is one called by God to full -time service of Bible study and prayer and one who crosses cultural and or geographical boundaries to proclaim the gospel in areas where Jesus Christ is largely unknown, okay? Let me slow down a little bit and read that again because there's a lot in that. A missionary is one called by God to full -time service of Bible study and prayer and then one who crosses cultural and or geographical boundaries to proclaim the gospel in areas where Jesus Christ is largely unknown. So that's when we talk about missionaries and we support a missionary and we have, like you said, we have 21. That is generally their description, okay, in those parts, so very important, okay? But one thing that we're gonna talk about tonight is this. This is a practical way. We talked earlier about in modern missions, there are a few challenges that missionaries do face and it's one that often does not, it sometimes gets talked about but it is not really thought about. What do you mean? So it's, again, this is something that's talked about but not really thought about. What is one of these challenges? And one of the challenges that missionaries often face is that of language barriers. There's cultural barriers. I think we think about, when I was in Bible college, I was a missions major and so I remember going through one of our missions classes and our professor, he said that there is three Fs in the missionary experience. The first is fascination. When a missionary gets to the field, there's a fascination. It's kind of like honeymoon period, wow, you're kind of like the tourist, you know, you take pictures of everything, buy all the souvenirs, you know, you kind of get that fascination. The second part, though, after you're there for a while, you get, it becomes frustration because you figure out, wait a minute, you stick out like a sore thumb in that culture. You don't look like, talk like, act like the culture that you're in and sometimes they don't think the way you do or, you know, respond the way you're expecting. So there's a frustration in the culture. We never got to the fourth F, or the third F, excuse me, we never got to the third F, so I have no idea what comes after frustration. He left us hanging all these years, it's been 20 some years. I have no idea what we're supposed to end up. I would say, if anything, I think there is a sense of fulfillment that you are obedient to Christ, our faithfulness, that you're there sticking out as long as God keeps you in that area. But nonetheless, language barriers is very, it's a real barrier and it's actually more, and I'll kind of break it down a little bit here in just a moment here, but language barriers is actually a very serious barrier that missionaries must take, that they must cross. And so learning another language in another culture, preferably by immersion, is something that's very challenging that a lot of missionaries face and I think this is really where you find out who's going to stick it out in missions versus who's not going to stick it out. And I'll get to that, why is that, okay? So let me ask you this, how many of you took a foreign language, whether it be in high school, college, whether it be, several of you have, okay? I jokingly say, Linnea just started a Spanish class at co -op, but I jokingly say, the high school Spanish you have, by the time you get older, you're just good enough to order at Taco Bell, you know? So speaking, practically what do you do with that? And so if you've actually learned and studied another language, like actually seriously hit the books on it and to immerse yourself in that culture if you can, is very important. But here's some quick statistics. There are, how many languages are there in the world today? How many known languages? There are over, there's about, actually this is the report as of earlier this year, January 1st, 7 ,117 known languages spoken by people around the world, according to Ethnologue. Well over 7 ,000 languages represented around the world, that's a lot, okay? So here's the next question, I'm gonna ask you this, what do you think? Which language has the most native speakers, in other words, this is their first language, their birth languages if you will, which language has the most native speakers, what do you think? Chinese, yes, absolutely, 1 .27 billion people speak Chinese as their first language, English is third down the list, okay? So anyways, you think of this Mandarin or Cantonese, okay, that's very well spoken, okay? So how much of the world's population speaks English as a first or second language, what do you think? What percentage would you say of the world's population speaks English as a first or second language? What's that? I'd say you can learn to speak English and all that.
A highlight from Bitcoin ETF Hype is Exaggerated w/ Andrew Horowitz | Investment Advisor
"All right, today we're going to be diving into some macro news, also get into a little bit of what's happening in DC and then towards the end, we'll get into a little bit of ETFs, some strategies and some things to look forward to in 2024. We're going to do it with a special guest. I think you guys will love it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back to Tech Path. Joining me today, of course, is a friend and a guest who's been on our show many times and that, of course, is Mr. Andrew Horowitz, president and founder, Horowitz & Company. Great to have you back. What's happened? It's been a while. How are you, Paul? It has been a while. I'm doing great. The markets are kind of a little crazy, but I think this is, with everything that's going on right now, not only in DC, but just globally from just the scenarios we're facing internationally, I think what's to be expected, I think it's at least, nothing's burnt down yet, so that's a good thing. At least yet. Good news. Yeah, good news. Success. Nothing's on fire that we know of other than, well, a few things. Let's talk about a few things that might be on fire and that, of course, is the U .S.'s credit rating, downgraded from Moody's, not necessarily looking that great and a looming shutdown right now. Obviously, Andrew, you being an investment advisor, you get a chance to work with a lot of high net worth individuals. What's their take on this? Are they concerned at all? What do you think is up? So it's interesting. I was watching, just to be clear, the Moody's move was really not a downgrade. It was more of a credit watch, which is equivalent to like a mini downgrade, if you want to call it that, but it's not a true downgrade. It's saying, it slapped us on it and it was all about just voicing the opinion of the bond rating agency of the dysfunction in Washington. And by the way, it doesn't take a genius or anybody that is doing anything in life to know that there is, that doesn't know that there's a severe dysfunction in Washington, D .C. Our political leaders cannot make a decision and they won't make a decision for any good reason other than the fact of what is politically expedient and good for themselves. And they're not really doing a good job for any of us, right? So okay, that being the state of where we are and the fact that we can't get a budget done, you know, we had to open the debt ceiling up for a year and a half to an unlimited amount of debt being pumped in if necessary, and the fact that they can't get the full resolution done on anything more than a continuing resolution to fund government is a problem, is that there's a functional dysfunction in Washington, kind of like the walking dead of politicians. So most people realize that they're not going to be terribly affected long term, even if we do shut down the parks, the various agencies. Those people are going to get their money when we reopen, eventually something will break and they will be a budget done. So it's this very strange time of a realization that there could be a downgrade. But in the end, what happens, what happens is, as Alan Greenspan would say, it doesn't matter what our rating is, we could always print as much money as we need to pay off all of our debts. The U .S. is not going to default. Yeah, well, but that's the truth. And that's what we've done. Well, yes. And of course, I think, you know, if you look at the spiraling national debt and the continued rise in that, I mean, at some point they have to be able to address this. Is there really any way out of this other than a complete pivot by Powell? There's no way. I can't see a way. You know, what do you do? You raise the, well, yeah, I'll give you the way, right? We all buckle down. We pay higher taxes. You and I are not in favor of that, are we? No, but that's what we do. We slow down the spending on excess and we spend, just like you would do as a business or an individual. If all of a sudden, you know, your salary is capped out at X, you don't spend X plus 20, unless you know you're going to get some money in the future, for whatever reason, whether it's, I don't care if it's an inheritance or whether you're gonna get a raise or a bonus or something else comes in, but that's not how the government operates. They operate on, listen, we're going to spend X, but that's what we plan probably to spend X times, you know, 20 % more. And then if it doesn't work out, what we'll do is just print money and figure our way out of it. And that's what we've been doing for a long time. We're debt dependent society. Sure, sure. With that being the case, you look at the potentials here. I was just looking at a tweet from Peter Schiff, obviously a big gold bug, Moody's lowered its rating, obviously, yes. Risks have been obvious for years on a treasury, it should be rated junk. If you hold them to maturity, guaranteed to lose, and the reason I want to show this is when you look at whether it's 10 -year treasuries or you look at something like gold or Bitcoin, obviously we've seen both of these assets in comparison to the S &P do very well this year. We're also getting ready to go into 2024, there's a lot of things happening in the blockchain industry and within the crypto markets that is probably going to shift around a little bit. You've also got a lot of technology that's been building over time. When you look at the markets like that and you see what people are expecting out of the S &P by the end of the year and through the first of next year, which people are, some analysts, anticipating an uptrend, what is your thought around the market condition right now? Do you feel like we've hit the bottom or is this something that we may see some more pain? Can we just go back to Peter Schiff for a second? Just for a moment. Peter Schiff, I know him well, he's been on my show many times. How many times is he going to be wrong with people just still believing him and wanting to believe him? I've known him for 15 years and it's been the same discussion over and over. The dollar is going to zero, the same thing. And why? He's talking his book. It's a good spiel and he has not been able to pivot off of that. Every once in a while, it looks like he's a flash of genius, right, that this is going to be. And it does make sense, by the way. What he says makes total sense. We haven't broken yet. We haven't broken anything yet. The Fed has been trying to tighten.
Monitor Show 15:00 11-14-2023 15:00
"I don't like you, because you can prescribe yourself. Oh, wait a minute. They're going to get up again. Hold the mic. You have time. This is what the American people are seeing today instead of an effort to fund the government, which apparently also will happen before this day is over. Yeah, about an hour and a half, Joe. 420. Is there another one? There was a third one, right? That's the vote. Yeah. We'll talk about it on Balance of Power later. Meet Kayleigh and I, Balance of Power, Bloomberg TV, five o 'clock, because Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week, insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus global business finance and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Karol Masur and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. And a very good afternoon, everybody, live from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio on YouTube and Bloomberg Originals, Karol Masur, Tim Stenebeck, Tuesday, November 14th. Everything is totally awesome. Yeah. I mean, as long as CPI comes in just a tenth of a percentage point below what analysts had expected, Karol. But everybody was expecting another maybe, you know. Then it's all good. I know. It's all good. Hey, listen, check it out. I mean, S &P 500 rally on track for its tenth day to close above its 200 -day moving average markets and a Fed that could be possibly, maybe, let's ask, Alice in Wonderland could be done. I don't know. But it's top of mind this Tuesday. We're going to get into the trade in just a moment. One thing, though, Tim, worrying global investors or has certainly been on the minds of U .S. investors, maybe everybody, is U .S. bonds and the U .S. fiscal house specifically. So on that, we are expecting a U .S. house vote on a temporary funding plan later today. Folks, we're not done yet.
A highlight from Episode 129 - Gitcoin - Elevating public goods with decentralization, quadratic funding, and community coordination
"You know, there are so many neat things that people are trying already. You know, like, for example, we ran around for a community group in Oakland, who had funding from their local government, it was basically all community organizations. You know, so really cool to see that play itself out. Even before we went down this road, Milwaukee was already doing some experimentation with quadratic rounds for very sort of niche applications, like helping people in Denver, Colorado, whose restaurants were struggling during the pandemic. We did a support for Ukraine round that was kind of a targeted approach at funding for that particular use case. But, you know, I think then another neat thing that's happening, which you may not even have heard about yet, is we now actually have a direct grants platform, which means it doesn't use quadratic funding. It's basically a way to use Web3 rails and all the existing tools, but just run more of like a traditional grants program. But I think we might start seeing things like people using quadratic voting to make decisions about how to give out the money amongst a smaller group of people internally. And so you might not be harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, but you can still have that transparency, that accountability, you know, all that kind of nifty stuff that comes along with using these tools. And also anybody who's created a grant proposal on builder potentially can apply to an even bigger number of different types of opportunities. So, you know, so I think, you know, we really, you know, are so just lucky to have such an innovative, creative, thoughtful global community. You know, like, we just saw a round run in Latin America where like the majority of the grant proposals were in Spanish, you know, and like we frankly, don't even have the resources internally to like provide support and documents and web pages. They just did it themselves, you know, which is so cool to see. And I think we're going to just see more and more of that. Like there's a Chinese community round that's happening. I've heard there's an African continent round that people are talking about, you know, basically any issue or cause you can think of, you know, there's probably somebody out there thinking about how they could run a grants program to do something about it. You know, and if somebody out there is listening and has some nifty idea, even without a big matching pool, like, you know, just like even a small amount of money that you put into a matching pool, or even just creating the space for people to give to something that matters, like even without a matching pool, I think can just be a really powerful thing. You know, there's something about just kind of creating the container for the conversation to bring the people together. And, you know, the neat thing about these grants programs is like the grantees are the ones who do a lot of that organizing, who bring their community with them, you know, and often do actually do a better job of supporting and onboarding people and creating guides and documentation and all that kind of good stuff in a way that makes sense to their community. So, yeah, I think it's super exciting and I definitely think about it a lot. Yeah, no, totally. I can see the excitement just as you talk about it now. And I think that, you know, what you said around the grantees is spot on too. It's just really cool seeing like how they've all kind of stepped up and contributed to the Gitcoin community in different ways, whether it's creating these educational onboarding materials, setting up one -on -one calls with people to walk them through getting a wallet set up and a passport set up, you know, which is fantastic. It's been really, really powerful. And, you know, obviously we have another Gitcoin granting round coming up November 15th, I believe you said was when it was starting, which is really exciting Gitcoin grant round 19. 56 million plus in funds allocated, really incredible. It's really been a catalyst for thousands of early stage Web3 projects. For those listening that haven't yet participated in a Gitcoin grant round, but are interested in maybe becoming a grantee, they have a really cool public good project, but maybe they're a little nervous. What advice would you give them? Yeah, I love this question. So a lot really depends on sort of what your starting point is, you know, so maybe slightly different advice, depending on like, you know, if you've already got a DAO that you're a part of, you know, you've got friends in the Web3 space, you know, I could definitely give some very specific advice for those folks, you know, versus like somebody who's brand new to the space, doesn't have an existing community. I think there's a place for everybody in Gitcoin grants rounds. And a big part of what we try to do as Gitcoin is like level the playing field, make sure that everybody has an opportunity to get in front of an audience, you know, that grantees can be discovered based on the kind of the quality and interest of what they're building. But yeah, I'd say the universal stuff, you know, it's very much like any community organizing or marketing. Like, you know, think about the picture that you put up as your picture, think about how you summarize the information in your grant proposal, think about the title that you use, good to have the name of your organization, and something to do with your value proposition. So people, maybe they're just looking for you by your name, and they know who you are, and they can find you that way. Maybe they've never heard of your project, but they're interested in your value proposition. So trying to be succinct and having both those things, kind of without needing to click away and go read it, you know, also that like, there's a bit of information that shows up kind of above the fold, as they say, like, you know, kind of in that little preview window, if you have a good little TLDR, that's like, this is what we're trying to do, this is how we intend to do it, this is why we're doing it, whatever you think is important for people to understand, like, I'm trying to raise this money so I can do this, you know, the more that you can be super clear about, like, by next round, or by six months from now, I hope to have accomplished this, and you can follow along and and sort of follow that journey. I think that's really important. Also, if you've been a grantee for more than one round, I know we're talking about new grantees, but updating people is super important, too. They sort of haven't seen that you've done anything with the funding, people start wondering, you know, like, you know, what are you really doing with this money? Should I give again? But I would say for like, people who in particular, who might be nervous, who don't have a web3 community, I would say like, there's a lot of people who are super supportive and helpful in our community. Like, so starting by coming to like our Twitter spaces, the Gitcoin hosts, which you can follow along at the Gitcoin Twitter account, and we're always announcing when the next ones will be. Also, you can usually find there's like a grantee support page, where we have like an event listing, which you can find linked to right off of the main Gitcoin website, gitcoin .co. So I mean, just follow along there, you know, and that can give you a sense of like, just if you just show up, you know, I can tell you that we are super friendly and supportive, you know, and you can just like come and talk about what you're working on, or even just listen for a while and see how other people are doing it and get comfortable, I think people will get a sense that it's a very welcoming and friendly space. You know, but also, like, there's a million, maybe not million, there's definitely tons of these Twitter spaces being hosted by people. If you're not already active on Twitter, I hear you, there's a lot going on in the world. And Twitter is not always my favorite place either these days. But, you know, it happens to be where a lot of the crypto community is, you know, definitely wherever your community is, like, try to bring them on board. But it's a lot easier to get donations from people who are already familiar with crypto, who are already familiar with Gitcoin than it is to like, you know, take somebody from never even having a wallet to like setting up their first wallet funding it, you know, connecting to passport going through all those stages. Definitely great guides out there. You know, I think it's a great idea to like host onboarding sessions or like office hours to help people in your community might want to support you. But definitely the lowest hanging fruit is the existing Gitcoin community that's quite active round after round. And you can find those people on our Twitter spaces, you can find those people, you know, in various discords, but also on the Twitter spaces that other people are hosting. And, you know, and I'd say one other thing I would throw out there is Telegram. All these tools that, you know, if you're from outside the web through space might be a little bit daunting. But you know, if you just join the Gitcoin Telegram group, there's so many people providing peer support, helping each other answering questions. Like if you just jump into that thread, which again, you can find it directly through our homepage, you know, you can from there, like find people who might want to help you with what you're building, or might have a similar project and want to collaborate with you, you know, or, you know, want to attend your Twitter space if you host one and invite other people. So yeah, I would say just like, focus on the people more than the technology. And like, figure out where the low hanging fruit is of like, where those people are that, you know, might be interested in working with you and supporting you. And don't hesitate to reach out and like DM people and, you know, and ask questions. You know, like, I'm always happy to chat if I can find the time. You know, definitely lots of people who are doing their project for the first time reach out. And like, you know, even share what you're thinking about posting in your grant proposal with others like, you know, there's no wrong time to do that. Even if you're listening to this right in the middle of an active grants round, and you missed the opportunity to apply, it's not too late to get involved to start listening to those Twitter spaces to join the Telegram. You can even post your grant proposal and then just apply three months from now in the next round. You know, so can't hurt to like, just moving start things forward, start onboarding your community, start playing with the tools yourself. Really helps to actually go and donate yourself to if you haven't before, because having done it yourself, you can then help other people do it more easily. Yeah, definitely. That's great advice. And you know, I think me personally, I only participated in two rounds, but was really kind of involved more as a community member and like just kind of listening in and being a part of the community before then, right. And it was a great way for me to learn and to kind of get my feet wet a little bit and to see what's going on before diving in headfirst. So great advice. Thank you so much for sharing that. As we near the end of our conversation, there's one thing I want to ask you about. I know that web3 can obviously be very stressful, fast paced, especially, you know, during Gitcoin grant season two, it can be feel like a bit of a sprint, especially for I imagine, the team that's working on the back end. You're also big, I know that you're a big advocate for getting outside for nature for laughter is the best medicine. I know you like to post some videos of you juggling, you know, by the lake is kind of a way to disconnect. Tell me more about how you stay grounded in this busy world of web3. Because I know that there's something that a lot of people struggle with. It's hard, man, honestly. And I can tell you, like, having spent much of my life working on, like, what feels like really life and death issues a lot of the time, like, this is definitely something I've struggled with for a lot of my life. I've definitely gone through cycles of burnout and like, you know, all that, you know, I would say just like, trying to not take everything too seriously, trying to take a step back and see everything in perspective, you know, surrounding yourself with like, friends and family that like, know you and love you and support you. You know, like, getting outside every day really makes a big difference to me. You know, my dogs are a big part of my life. You know, and they're, they're really a gift, because like, they demand that I take them outside. So even if I'm not feeling like going for a walk, they always do. And, you know, I feel like, basically, like, I having like a stressometer, you know, like, if you can sort of like monitor how you're doing, and when you get past like a certain threshold, like, just knowing that it's always okay to just like step away for a bit, you know, even just like, you know, just putting everything on pause and taking three deep breaths can go a really long way. But you know, like, I definitely feel like you really genuinely recharge your batteries by like going to a park or, you know, like the whole touch grass drink water thing like you have to take care of yourself to be able to like, you know, take care of business. You know, so like drinking lots of water or like, I mean, it sounds like, you know, sort of trite or soundbites or whatever, but I think it's really true. You know, and the older I've gotten, like the more just I haven't been able to just continue to like push indefinitely, you know, like that it used to be that I would just burn the candle at both ends and like, you know, it's like, I don't really need to go to bed at a reasonable time. I'll just stay up all night every day working and, you know, operate on zero sleep and not eat enough food and, you know, go for drinks at lunch and you know, like it just like all of that catches up with you after a while for sure. Totally. So I mean, like, as much as everything feels really urgent, like I think if you think back on what felt urgent, like six months ago, three months ago, month ago, even a week ago, sometimes, like a lot of the times things seem a lot more urgent and a lot more stressful in the moment that they really are. You know, so like just trying to have that perspective. And like, yeah, just, you know, take the time that you need to like pace yourself. That's, that's, you know, it's a marathon, not a sprint, that whole thing definitely can feel like a sprint. But, you know, even during the grants round, it honestly, it is a marathon. Like, you know, it's a, it's a couple of weeks with like, at least a week or two on either end of like, preparing and unwinding. And, you know, especially for our team, like, you know, I worry, even when I see like myself or other team members, like pushing a little too hard. And definitely, we see that with grantees too. But yeah, I mean, maybe just get off Twitter. I mean that, you know, the algorithms have a way of like, sort of sucking us back in, keeping us engaged. So, you know, like, you know, spend some time, more time on Farcaster or Lenster. You know, like, there's a lot of good vibes out there too, if you're in the web3 space. And honestly, I think there's a lot of alpha to be had in those social media networks too, that like, because it's a much smaller community, you can really focus on like talking to people who are working on similar things without a lot of the drama and chaos. And, you know, so like, even just making some little adjustments to how you're sort of spending your social media time, I find that pretty helpful for me. I actually hang out on Mastodon a lot recently, because it's an old school decentralized platform with all kinds of interesting people, and definitely different perspectives that I'm not hearing all the time in crypto Twitter. So yeah, I don't know. Everybody's got different things that are going to work different for them. You know, if you were having this conversation with one of my coworkers, you'd say meditation, you know, spend an hour at least every day meditating. You know, another coworker of mine would say, go dancing every night. You know, like, so I mean, you know, just like, I guess, like, figure out what it is that like, brings you joy outside of the space and like, force yourself to do a little bit more of it. And I think the end result is like, you'll actually find that your project is more successful, you're showing up with just like better vibes in general, and, and that resonates out and draws more people in and, you know, so, you know, there's even self -interested reasons beyond just like your health that I think, you know, people will notice if you if you make that little extra bit of effort not to burn yourself out. And if you are burning out, like, take some time away, like it, you know, might feel impossible. Like I definitely can relate to that. It feels like every time I take a week off at Gitcoin, I come back, it's a different organization that I left. But, you know, if you're in the right place with the right people, you need to trust that, you know, things are going to be okay. And, you know, if you're not feeling that way, like, maybe that's an indication that you should be thinking about if you are in the right place. And, you know, maybe there's a lot of different orgs, a lot of different, you know, things that you can get involved in, like, don't feel so trapped in the moment, especially for a lot of the younger people in this space, like, you know, don't have a mortgage or kids that they have to take care of, like, you can take those risks, you can make big changes, you can step away if you need to and experiment, explore other things, like, you know, give yourself that permission when the consequences are not nearly as severe as, you know, it will be like when you're, you know, in your 40s or 50s or whatever. Totally. Yeah. Yeah. That is some great advice. Well, thank you for sharing that, all that. And I can definitely resonate with a lot of that, especially the dog part. I have a very hyperactive black lab who I need to get outside at least for three or four walks a day. So it's been, oh, and there's my cat poking its head in the door right now, just on cue as we talk about pets. That's hilarious. So yeah, great advice. Thank you so much for sharing and so important in this, you know, rapidly growing, fast moving space. So it's been a pleasure just learning from you and hearing everything you've had to say. I've learned so much just from this short conversation. Obviously, we weren't able to cover everything. So for those listening along that want to follow you get in touch, learn more about Gitcoins work, what's the best way for them to do that? I am at Ben West on Twitter, because I was lucky enough to have a friend who registered my account for me in 2008. And I'm the same pretty much everywhere. I think Benjamin West on Telegram. I actually, if you go to my Twitter, I have like one of those link tree type things that you can click on it, I'll show you like a bunch of different places to reach me. But Twitter, Twitter definitely works. And probably most people listening to this are active on Twitter. So yeah, come find me there. That's probably the easiest one. Drew, thank you so much for doing what you're doing. By the way, I think you have crypto altruism is great. And the people the interview are super fascinating. And, you know, so so I'm, it's an honor to be part of your podcast. And thanks for doing what you're doing. Yeah, well, thank you. That means a lot. It really does coming from coming from you to hear that I really appreciate that. So thank you. And thank you for sharing all that information. I'll make sure to include that in the show notes for those listening along. And to wrap things up on this amazing conversation, I'm definitely going to have to take some time to reflect, you know, after after this conversation, because so many really cool things we've talked about. I like to ask everyone the same ending question. If you could name one thing that excites you most about the social impact potential of web three, what would it be and why? Hmm. And that's a tough one, because there's so many things that excite me about it. Truth be told, if I could pick one thing that excites me the most, but the thing that excites me the most is the opportunity for communities to empower themselves and accomplish their goals. Like I, you know, when I see projects come into reality that, you know, may not have otherwise that, like, are possible, because of, you know, whether it's Gitcoin grants, or just web three tools in general, you know, that excites me, there's, there's a lot of specific use cases that really are close to my heart. But like, I think the thing that's underneath all of it, you know, is that sort of cultural shift that, you know, that we talked about earlier, like that, you know, idea that decentralization really matters that, you know, individuals should not just be treated like cogs in a machine. You know, and I think for so many of us, we live in these worlds where like, our work day to day is not fulfilling. And, you know, we feel like we're not treated with respect. And to me, that just really sucks that that's fundamentally where we're at in our world. Like, you know, we've kind of democratized so much of our world. Yet, like, our work is this one place that is fundamentally undemocratic, fundamentally exploitative, often, and extractive. And, you know, and like, I think there's a way to change that, that's outside of these kind of old, like, left right socialism, capitalism paradigms. And like, to me, that's really exciting, because I feel like we've been trapped in this kind of debate that doesn't really go anywhere for a really long time. And like, there's a lot more nuance to be had in terms of like, how markets can be used by communities in positive ways, and how people can empower themselves, you know, by using some nifty tools and kind of working together. And, you know, really, just by all of us believing in this thing that we're doing all kinds of amazing stuff as possible. So yeah, I think that's really at the core of what excites me the most. Yeah, that's such a good one. And I couldn't agree more. I think that, you know, Web3 is such an interesting kind of confluence of so many different people and ideas and, you know, philosophies that it's really cool to just kind of be able to build and without kind of having to go through those same debates over and over again. So that's a great point to end on. Couldn't agree more. Ben, it's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much. Really enjoyed this conversation. And thank you for all you're doing to uplift public goods, Gitcoin and yeah, and to inspire so many early stage projects and builders. So thank you work you're doing. It's been an inspiration to me personally, and I know for many others as well. So thanks for being here today. My pleasure. Honestly, it's an honor and a privilege. And hello to your cat there who's joining us for the tail end. Yes, he always likes to make an appearance. Thanks, Ben. A huge thank you to Ben for coming on the crypto altruism podcast. Whenever someone asks me why I love the Web3 community so much, I typically point to Gitcoin grant season. It's a true testament to the power of decentralization and leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to fund what matters. Gitcoin is an incredible catalyst for public goods in Web3. And if you are listening to this between November 15, and November 29, then GG19 is live and you have an opportunity to participate by sending a VONATION to your favorite projects. So make sure to check out the show notes so you can follow along and get involved. And that brings us to the end of today's episode. Thanks so much for joining on the crypto altruism podcast. I had a great time and I hope you did as well. For more great content exploring the intersections of Web3 and social impact, check us out at crypto altruism .org. Also, if you love what you heard, I truly appreciate it if you rate, review, and subscribe to the show. You can also support the show by buying us a coffee or making a small crypto contribution. Crypto altruism runs on the support of community members like yourself and everything helps. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you'll join us again for our next episode. Until then, let's keep showing the world the good of crypto. 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A highlight from David Brooks on How To Know A Person
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Inside the Beltway this morning, I'm so glad you joined me. I want to talk with you about this book. David Brooks's brand new How to Know a Person, The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. David joins me now. Hello, David. How are you? It's good to be with you again. It's good to talk to you. David, I'm used to getting books, and I got yours for free. They get sent to me. I want to tell you I'm going to buy six copies of How to Know a Person, three for my children and their spouses, and three for friends who are no longer friends that I want them to read. I wonder if you've had other people tell you that they're going to be buying your book to give to other people. Yeah, thank you for being generous on Twitter about the book. I appreciate it. Yeah, no, I've had people buy it for all their employees. I've had people buy it for the families. I haven't heard about buying it for ex -friends, but it's a good strategy. It is. We just live in these brutalizing times. It is. And my book is supposed to be a missile directed right at that. It's about the precise skills of how do you get to know someone, how do you make them feel respected, seen, heard. How do you make them feel respected, seen, and heard? I know why my friends are not my friends anymore. It's because of Donald Trump. They thought me insufficiently outraged about Donald Trump, and I can't bridge that gap, right? I can't be other than what I am, which is I voted for him twice, and if he's the nominee, I'll vote for him again. But they don't understand it, and I don't know that they're trying to understand. I don't understand them either, but I think How to Know a Person has assisted me. So, congratulations. Let me also tell you, I told our mutual friend Bob Barnett that I was telling people about your book in Miami as I prepared for the debate, because my wife and I talked about one statistic in particular, one paragraph actually, on page 98. Thirty -six percent of Americans reported they felt lonely frequently or almost all of the time, including 61 percent of young adults, 51 percent of young mothers. The percentage of Americans who said they have no close friends quadrupled between 1990 and 2020. 54 percent of Americans reported that no one knows them well. That is an extraordinary raft of terrible news, David. Yeah, and I found it's hard to build a healthy democracy on top of a rotting society, and so when this people are filled with loneliness and sadness, it turns into meanness, because if you feel yourself unseen, invisible, there's nothing crueler than feeling that people think you don't exist, and you get angry, and you lash out, and we have these school shootings. We have bitter politics. We've got the brutality of what's happening on college campuses right now, where Jewish students are being blockaded out of classrooms or have the recipients of genocidal how to build a friendship, how to make people feel that you're included, and these are basic social skills like the kind you could be taught at like learning carpentry or tennis or something like that. It's how do you listen well, how do you disagree well, how do you sit with someone who's got depression, how do you sit with someone who's contemplating suicide, how do you sit with someone who disagrees with you fundamentally on issues, and I just try to walk through the basic skills, and in my view, there in any group of people, there are two sorts. There's diminishers, the people who stereotype ignore, they don't ask you questions, they just don't care about you, and then there's another sort of person who are illuminators, and they are curious about you, they respect you, they want to know your life story, and they make you feel lit up and heard, and my goal in writing the book was partly social, because we need these skills to be a decent society, and partly personal. I just want to be better at being an illuminator. I think it comes through in the book. I listened to your interview with Katie Couric and her colleague, who I don't know, and they were trying to get at a question a couple of times, I'm gonna try and land that plane. Why did David Brooks write this book? Well, I'll give you the personal reason. You know, some people, if anybody watched Fiddler on the Roof, you know how warm and huggy Jewish families can be. I grew up in the other kind of Jewish family, and our culture was think Yiddish, act British, so we had love in the home. We just didn't express it. We were not a huggy family. We were all cerebral up here, and then when I was 18, the admissions officers at Columbia, Wesleyan, and Brown decided to actually go to the University of Chicago, which was also a super cerebral place. My favorite thing about Chicago, it's a Baptist school where atheist professors teach Jewish students St. Thomas Aquinas, and so I went into the world of journalism where we just Frederick Buechner once put it, if you cut yourself off from true connection with others, you may save yourself a little pain because you won't be betrayed, but you're cutting yourself off from the holy sources of life itself, and so I just wanted to be better at being intimate with other people. I've heard you now three times, read in your book, heard you tell it to Katie, and heard you tell it to me, the anecdote about the University of Chicago, the anecdote about Yiddish and British, but what is new is you brought up Buechner, and I've never read Buechner. I now know his backstory, which is so tragic. You include it in the book. I did not know he had a tragic backstory that illumines his character for me, and maybe I will go and read it, but you're in interview mode. How many different book interviews have you done? Uh, probably 20 or more. I don't know a lot. You're definitely, I know what that's like, where you want to get through an interview, and you want to make sure that people, you land the point, and I want to get a little bit deeper than that. I want to find out if you're with your self -examination. There's been a David Brooks self -examination underway for a long time, but you have not yet written your book about God. Are you going to go there? Yeah, well, at the end of The Second Mountain, I wrote a book about my spiritual journey, and how I grew up, my phrase was religiously bisexual, so I grew up in a Jewish home, but I went to a church school, and I went to a church camp, so I had the story of Jesus in my God. And then when I was 50 or so, reality seemed porous to me. It seemed like we're not just a bunch of physical molecules. You know, I once, I was in subway in New York City in God's ugliest spot on the face of the earth, and I look around the subway car, and I see all these people, and I decide all these people have souls. There's some piece of them that has no size, weight, color, or shape, but gives them infinite value and dignity, and their souls could be soaring, their souls could be hurting, but all of us have them. And once you have the concept of the soul in your head, it doesn't take long before the concept of God is in your head. And so I went off, especially about 10 years ago, and it's still going on a spiritual journey of just trying to figure out what do I believe? And I learned when you're on a journey like that, Christians give you books, and so I got like 700 books sent to me, only 350 of which were different copies of Christianity by C .S. Lewis. And so that was my journey. And it didn't, it was very slow and gradual. There were some dramatic moments, but not a lot. But I realized, oh, I'm not an atheist anymore, and my heart has opened up to something. And I think this book is the extension of that. When your heart opens up to God, and if every person you meet, you think this person was made in the image of God, I'm looking at somebody so important, Jesus was willing to die for that person, then I've got to show them the respect that God would show them. I've got to try to see them with the eyes that Jesus would see them with. And that's a super high standard that I'm not going to meet, but it's a goal. And Jesus says, even in brutal, tough times, He sees people, He sees the poor. And the main thing He does is Jesus is always asking questions. Somebody asks Him a question, He asks them a question back. And that act of questioning, what you do for a living, that's a show of respect. And that's the doorway to seeing someone. And so to me, I think questions are a moral act that we're phenomenal at when we're kids. And then we get a little worse at it. And I come sometimes leave a party and think that whole time nobody asked me a question. And I've come to think like only 30 % of the people in the world are question askers. And so part of the thing I do in the book is just try to say, here are some generous things to do to ask people questions. It is a, that is the key takeaway, how to ask questions. And this is a skill set. I sent a note this morning to my friend, Jan Janur, who has been running a Christian ministry for 30 years called The Wild Adventure. He wrote a book called Turning Small Talk into Big Talk. And I was reminded of it. Yours is a longer, more complicated examination of the art of asking questions and why you want to do so. It's also, it reminded me a lot of C .S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory. You have never met an ordinary human being. Everyone is an eternal horror, an everlasting splendor, and you believe that and you get to it. And I want to talk about how one gets there, but I want to begin, interestingly enough, with a comment Katie Couric made you. And I listened to that yesterday. I'd finished your book last week and I made my notes last night. And then I listened to Katie Couric interview. She spontaneously brought up her interview with Sarah Palin. Why do you think she did that, David? I like Katie a lot. And she's been a guest on my show. I loved her memoir, at least the first two thirds of it, which was about her younger life, which I thought was fascinating. Why do you think she brought up the Sarah Palin interview? I was also struck by that because I don't think she talks about it enough. I know Katie from various things and I don't think she talks about it all that much. I think it was a time when she was asking questions and somebody just wasn't answering. It was a time when she was having a miscommunication. I imagine that's why she wrote up. Do you have another theory? I do. I think it's because she's been misunderstood because of that question and that she wants people who only know Katie Couric because of that question to know that that's not Katie Couric. And that, to me, it was it made perfect sense she used to be known. And that's the central theme of this. People want to be seen. They want to be known. And if you are known for the wrong thing, in this case, the Katie Couric Sarah Palin interview, you want to you want to get that off your cargo ship, right? You want that unloaded. And I thought, wow, you really the book worked on her. Let me tell you also, on page 134, you talk about face experiments with infants. I want them outlawed. David, what did you think when you read it? I think those are cruel and awful. Tell people about them. Yeah, so babies come out of the womb wanting to be seen. Baby's eyes, they see everything 18 inches away in sharpness. Everything else is kind of blurry because they want to see mom's face. And these experiments that you referred to are called still face experiments. The babies send a bid for attention. And the moms are instructed, don't respond, just be still face. And in the beginning, the babies are uncomfortable. And then after a few seconds, they start writhing around. And five within seconds, they're in total agony, because nobody is seeing them. And I really don't think that's that much different as adults. I think when we're unseen, it is just total agony. We're rendered invisible. And that's what I encounter in my daily life as a reporter. I used to go to the Midwest. I live on the East Coast, but I spent a lot of time in the Midwest. And maybe 10, 15 years ago, once a day, somebody would say, you guys think we're flyover country. In the last five years, I hear that like 10 times a day. And so a lot of just people feel they're invisible. And frankly, that's a little on my profession, the media. When I started as a police reporter in Chicago, we had working class folks in the newsroom. Our reporters, they hadn't gone to college. They were just regular people from Chicago, and they covered crime alongside me. Now, if you go to newsrooms, especially in New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, it's not only everybody went to college, everyone went to the same like 15 elite colleges, and a lot of the same prep schools. So if you're not in this little group, and you look at the national media, and you don't see yourself, it's as if they're telling you your voice doesn't matter. You don't exist. And that's a form of dehumanization that we've allowed to fester in this country. And of course, people are going to lash out. Yeah, I just spent two weeks with really wonderful professionals at NBC preparing for this debate. And at one point, I asked one of my colleagues in this exercise, I don't work for NBC, how many people do you think in this room voted for Trump? And taken aback, they did not answer because the answer is obvious. Nobody. And if if your newsroom is full of 100 % people not only didn't vote for Trump, but actually loathe them, you can't cover the country. It's impossible because you're not seeing the other 50%. And what your book is, I hope the newsroom is distributed as well. We are all about seeing people who have long been marginalized, and that is important. But if you don't see people who are supporting Donald Trump, for whatever reason, you can't cover the news. Let me ask you about this Philip Lewis fellow. I love him, because he finally gave me the courage to teach the do the Dormant Commerce Clause in the 11th Amendment with the confidence that even though my students are terribly bored, they have to know this. Where did you meet Philip Lewis? Because he's talking to teachers. Teachers need to read this book too, if only to be comforted in the fact that every teacher has this experience.
A highlight from The Best Altcoins To Buy This Week! (Act Fast)
"This may not be the optimal market to start DCAing into coins for long -term holds, but right now is the optimal time for trading with a lot of amazing trade setups presenting themselves every single week. So in today's video, I'm going to run through the 14, yes, 14 trade setups, all of which are long setups this week, because you know what happens when you try to fight the trend, you get wrecked. This is a market where as long as the uptrend lasts, is your friend until the end of the trend. And that means we long more than we short. So today I have 14 long setups I want to discuss with you. Most of the setups are a little bit shorter term, like mostly focused on this week, but a couple are a little bit longer term, I would say like in the three to four month range. Not focusing on super long term trades here, but still definitely going to have some alpha for you in today's video as to what altcoins I think could be part of a rotation. As we're seeing right now, basically narratives hop from narrative to narrative as traders seem to be rotating profits into different sectors. And we're going to discuss where I think that rotation could take us. 14 very different altcoins in today's show. We're going to cover a couple narratives like gaming, like ZK, and hopefully you enjoy. Smash the like button if you are enjoying the content at the moment. Let's just start with Bitcoin. An interesting observation to make on Bitcoin is that the last time it had four consecutive weekly candles in a row to the upside, as you can see, like we have currently gotten, it actually did this in early January and ended up reversing for two weeks before continuing an uptrend. So I mean, just because it happened once doesn't mean we're necessarily going to get like a sustained pullback now. But I think what needs to happen and what the market is already starting to show us with weekly open here is that Bitcoin needs a little bit of a cooldown. Now a cooldown is not bad for altcoins. A cooldown, if Bitcoin just moves sideways, maybe a little bit down is actually good for altcoins because it gives the alt some breathing room. It takes the wind out of Bitcoin sales a little bit and gives the alt some room to run. So what I want to see longer term is definitely a sustained increase in Bitcoin dominance that shows liquidity is flowing into Bitcoin. And then eventually I want to see that siphon off into the alts. So I actually want to see dominance pushing up to 60 % for a really healthy market. So altcoins can have a sustained run. But for now, if Bitcoin just cools and alts run a little bit, that's okay for now. Another interesting thing to note is that Bloomberg analysts still expect a 90 % chance of a Bitcoin spot ETF approval by the 10th of January. At the moment, the SEC has another five days to approve an ETF. If they don't approve it, then they're going to have to delay until January. So we could see an approval this week. I don't think this will be the case, but it is a possibility given the fact this week we are in an approval window. So definitely look for some volatility on Bitcoin. All right, let's get into the official list of altcoins that I'm looking at my weekly watch list. By the way, this is a show that I've been doing pretty much every week, but obviously now there's extra attention on the show because we're finally getting some market movers. If you looked at my watch list last week, basically I think six out of the seven tokens that I listed all ended up in profits. We had some amazing trades from that watch list. So congratulations to everyone that got involved there. Hopefully from this week's watch list, similarly, we have some good trades that come out of this one as well. The first place I want to start is ThorChain. What you need to understand about ThorChain is that it's the ultimate bull market token. Because of its reflexive mechanism, the more capital that goes into Roon, basically the better the yields end up being because they need to incentivize LPs to stake tokens in the pools to balance out the Roon LP because Roon is pumped in price, right? So when you have a higher APR, a lot of people ape into Roon, increasing the TVL. We can see the TVL is skyrocketing at the moment, as you can see here. And what that means is that Roon has this really explosive effect, this compounding effect, this flywheel when the market starts to deposit into Roon. So Roon is actually pretty much the ultimate bull market token. In a bear market, it's the opposite. It's one of the worst tokens because it gets hit really hard the other way. When the Roon price is going down, the yields tank. A lot of people exit the ecosystem because remember, to facilitate omni -chain swaps, what Roon does is it basically has LPs where you're required to hold an asset one to one with Roon. So if you want to swap from, let's say, Ethereum to Bitcoin, you're going to need in the omni -pool your Roon pairing with Ethereum and Bitcoin in order to facilitate that swap. So that's why in a bull market it does really well and in a bear market it does really bad. Because we're in a bull trend at the moment, Roon is clearly performing really well. It's one of the strongest performers in the market at the moment. And for that reason, if we do see a pullback like we're seeing right now, this is one that I'll look to ladder into on continuation. As I mentioned at the start of the video, this is really a traders market and it's a market where you probably want to be longing more than you are shorting. And when we're longing more than we're shorting, we want to look at the strongest coins. There are a few rotational players that I want to talk about but you generally want to look at the strongest coins and on any major pullbacks you can use them as dip buying opportunities, not for spot but for trades only. So depending on your risk tolerance, you can use different amounts of leverage. Some people, if you have more capital, you'll prefer spot trading. For me, I actually do a fair bit of spot trading so I might go in with a bigger position or a low leverage position because I don't want to get wicked out like we saw on the 10th of November. But here are some levels that you can look at to enter Roon on the pullback. The major level I'm looking at is this cross section here between the horizontal and the upwards diagonal trend which comes at around $4. If Roon somehow makes its way back down there, I don't think it will. This would be an amazing zone to do some buying. If not, then you do have this zone right here at the 4 .7 area that could be an interesting look as a small ladder in zone. You could probably ladder in here and then your last gasp is at $3 .60. If it starts breaking this trend, then that looks really bad that it's just going to reverse all the way back down. I don't think that's going to happen though. I think momentum for Roon has been upwards and as such, we should treat it with respect and it's certainly what I'm looking to have a nibble at if we continue to get any sort of sustained pullback in terms of trading, of course, not long -term. Long -term positions will be on more key high time frame supports. If you want to learn a bit more about that, I actually uploaded a video called If You Miss The Crypto Rally Follows This Exact Roadmap, which talks about long -term investing. So today is the short -term show. Yesterday, if you go onto the channel and go onto my playlist, and there's also a playlist linked in the description, that will give you a roadmap for the spot side of things. In terms of buying spot Roon, you want to be doing so on key support levels on the higher time frames because we don't like to buy long -term positions on the shorter time frames. It just doesn't make or the lower time frames. It just doesn't make any sense, right? 4 swaps an interesting play now starting to wake up as well being the main decks on Roon. This is definitely a 4 beta play or a Roon beta play rather. So 4 is definitely what I'm looking at in a similar gist to what I'm doing with Roon. Any major pullbacks probably going to gobble them up from a trading point of view. And you can also see they closed with an all -time high trading volume right now. A lot of people are actually using Roon to swap, which is an amazing thing and great for the ecosystem. So that's Roon. Now I want to talk about Solana because Solana is in a similar position to Roon in the sense that being one of the most explosive price movers. But it's kind of an interesting spot, right? Because it's come all the way up from what $15 to $53 in price. It actually hit $60 for a brief period of time. Spot holders don't know if they should take profits here. Traders don't know if they should be longing here. It's kind of in a weird position. But if we look at Sol, we can see that it broke above the key weekly resistance at the $48 level. So for me, a pullback into this zone similar to a buying opportunity, because I think what tends to happen with these coins is the most explosive move happens last. We haven't, I don't think seen that blow off top yet. And I may be wrong, this $65 zone could have been this blow off top. But I still have a feeling that we get that final thrust from Solana that just squeezes all those shorts that are now starting to pile up a little bit. And that will be your final blow off top for Solana. So because I think there's a tiny bit of juice left in the lemon here, I would be looking at any major pullback similarly to Rune continuing to ladder in until the trend reverses. Happy to kind of lose a bit of money trying to play this game considering that the upside is fairly immense in my opinion, if you can hit that trade. So Solana is one that I'd be interested in longing on a major pullback. You know the key level on the weekly. Obviously, you want to confirm that with lower timeframe trade setups because you have a fantastic level to look at. And on let's say the one hourly, the four hourly, that's when you'd actually be entering. Okay, let's move on to a new subset of tokens. These are the tokens that haven't moved. I know Rune and Solana have moved aggressively and we are playing the by the dip game, I guess on those ones. But some of the coins I want to talk about now actually haven't really moved. Now they have moved because the whole market's moved, but just not as much like Polygon hasn't done a 5x like Solana has or you know, 6x, 7x like Rune has. It is significantly up of course, but there is a really interesting narrative starting to brew here and that's the ZK narrative. So if you actually remember back to earlier in the year, January, February, some of the strongest performers alongside like AI and LSDs were the ZK coins. There was a lot of ZK hype and Matic being your biggest coin in this ZK basket of coins tends to be a market leader and it also happens to have this big announcement happening on November 14th which is garnering a leader of the ZK sector if ZK starts to wake up. Because right now we're in this rotational market, we saw Solana rotate into Avalanche, we saw that rotate into Phantom, we saw gaming pop off, we're seeing all these narratives pop off, AI popped off last week. I think next, a narrative that hasn't really popped off, but one that did in January is ZK. So Matic's definitely one of them. In terms of trading this, you do have your major support at 76, but what I would be more interested in is a break of the 92 cent level on the four hourly. Any confirmation above this level would be a decent entry in my opinion and you can see this level mapped out on the daily chart as your key resistance that we're currently trying to test at the moment. If we break that level, then suddenly we can look at a scenario that happened earlier in the year in February, as I said during that ZK run, where Matic ran all the way to 150. A 150 Matic in this run is not out of the question at all. In fact, I think it could happen if ZK gains steam. So that's what I'm keeping my eye on. Now let's talk about some of the other ZK protocols, but before we get into that, while we're speaking on the topic of Polygon, if you do want to earn any yield on the Polygon side, you can go to the farming page on SmartX, which is one of our official show partners. It's an AMM, which reduces the negative effects of impermanent loss and sometimes leads to impermanent gain that currently offers some of the most competitive, in fact, the best rates on the Polygon side for yield farming. So you can see in front of you, you've got 30 to 40 % APRs on a variety of pools, which as I said, have a mechanism which reduces impermanent loss, which is obviously one of the biggest headaches when it comes to Lping in crypto. So I highly recommend using the link in the description below to check out SmartX if you are interested in farming, or you can also do swapping on SmartX and get some of the best swap in the market as well. Link in the description below to check out SmartX. I've got some big announcements coming soon that I'm excited to share with you as well, so stay tuned for that. So let's talk about some of the other ZK protocols. So if Matic starts to make a run here, what will I long? Well, I'm going to long the leaders. I'm not going to try and pick the laggards in this sector. I want to pick the strongest coins in this sector. If we look back to the last run, as I mentioned at the start of the year, some of the best performers were Mina Protocol, Loop Ring, Nute and Dusk. So these are the ones I'm looking at because the market's really familiar with them. I think there's a bit of synergy here with that narrative in these coins. So those are some of the ones I'm looking at. But whatever leads in this sector after Polygon, those will be the ones that I'm interested in. And you can see Polygon and Immutable, the two biggest ZK protocols have run, but a lot of the others haven't run yet. So I think it's a narrative that's flying slightly under the radar, but I think it'll catch up quick once it starts to gain steam. So as a rotational play, this is definitely one that I'm interested in this week. Another one I'm interested in, which is already starting to pump, but probably has a little more upside left in it, is Sei Network. Now we know how explosive these career pumps have been in recent times. Pretty much every token that's been listed on Korean exchange a bit has exploded. We saw this earlier in the year with Sui and Aptos. We've recently seen it with Mina Protocol. Now we're on its pair on Upbit. So Sei is definitely one that I'm watching. It's catching a strong career pump. It has moved, but Sei is what I would call a new coin, right? It's a coin that has launched in the bear market. It's newer. It has pumpermentals because there's less underwater bag holders, and it still is down from its original trading price on its first day. Not from IDO price, but from the peak that it hit on its first day because it had a huge pump, ended up coming back down. It did hit its low of, what is it, like 0 .09 here. It's now started to move back up to 0 .15, but that's less than a 2X on a coin that has, as I said, pumpermentals. It's obviously a trading blockchain built in the Cosmos ecosystem. So some interesting stuff with Sei. If you do want an entry here, I mean, you could look to get an initial position, but if you're using leverage, you want to be careful. I mean, this is kind of not really a great place to trade. Obviously on one hourly, you might be able to find, it depends how, like if you're trading breakouts, you could probably look for like a breakout of this trend here. By the time you're watching this video, it might be too late. So the best I can do for you is actually looking on the four hourly and showing you these key support levels. The 0 .1344 level, if we do get some sort of confluence with the horizontal and diagonal trend here, this would be a great pocket to buy in. But any zone along this major support zone will be an area that I load up, but it does depend on your trading strategy. If you are a high leverage trader, you want to be a lot more precise. Me, I'll either go in this with spot or super low leverage. So I'm not so concerned about getting the exact entry. I'm just trying to really catch it for the uptrend. So depends how you trade, of course, if you're trying to snipe that entry, got to be a lot more careful. For me, a much lower leverage than your average person because I found that's what works for me because I don't have time just personally to sit in front of my computer all day and snipe entries. That's not me. I much more size. So let's say instead of taking a 2k position, I'll take let's say a 10k or a 15k spot position. And then I can't get wrecked on margin, which has been helping me a lot. Or I'll just go in with like a 3x leverage position. So it would take a lot to shake me out of a trade. So that is one I'm looking at. Similarly to say another coin that has pumpamentals and has shown this in recent times as another new coin is Celestia. Remember guys, the new coins can pump so much harder than all coins in the market. That's why I've been saying for a long time, you should definitely keep your eye on the new coins from both accumulation and a trading perspective. Celestia, by the way, is one if you've been following me on Twitter that you may have gotten an airdrop for because I did an airdrop guide last year and I included Celestia and this could end up being one of the most lucrative airdrops of the year. Congrats to anyone that watched that guide or watch my tweet and got involved because right now if you held your Celestia bag, you'd won to $2 ,000 but for some people it could be a lot more if you use multiple wallets. So I think this one is fantastic and there's a few people that have been coming out and saying that it's this cycle's soul. Smartestmoney .eth, it's an account I respect. The number one coin m p &l trader on Binance, that's pretty crazy, that is very crazy actually, has added spot to a massive seed position quote unquote and basically said watch and learn wannabes. These guys out here buying salt while I'm buying the next Solana. Big call but I mean the market cap is reasonably valued 700 mil okay five bill fdvs a lot but we know in the short term the circulating supply definitely goes to dictate how explosive the price moves can be market cap 700 mils reasonable at rank 71 calling it the next soul I don't know I like this one I like it as a spot play but not maybe after this massive pump in terms of a trade though super interesting now actually on support trend you'll notice a lot of coins are following the same trend they have a diagonal up trend as long as they stick to that trend you long if they start to break down below you've got to be a little bit wary but they've also got these horizontal support levels that they make after their retracements so this is actually a good one too long there's a couple of levels here for you to look out for on the one hourly on Celestia so that's an interesting one and let's move into some of the final narratives here I've got two more to share with you and both of these include a variety of alt coins so the first one is perpetuals I think if this volatility is to remain in the market we could definitely see perpetuals performing well we're starting to see a catch up in terms of price and fundamentals despite that not being the case a couple of weeks ago and if you see in front of you volume is performing really well this is purpose trading season this is an on -chain aping season this is the season where people are trading perps I think the centralized exchanges are doing the best that's where most people are trading but I think decks could catch up and for this reason as well as the fact that I think volatility could remain for the foreseeable future I think the perp decks remain super interesting looks at the moment not for short -term trades this week but over let's say the medium term so two to three months maybe even six months so these are definitely ones I've got my eye on dydx I'm going to do a video on this week that's a very interesting trade GMX and gains network being the ones that are kind of your decks perp decks proxies and a few others and as you can see on the weekly a lot of these are barely moved so especially like GMX and games they're a very interesting look in my opinion and if you do want to snipe better entries on a coin like GMX I recommend you use Kyber AI which is a software that basically tells you the momentum of a coin based on a variety of on -chain indicators like the number and types of trades trading volume net flow to whale wallets and what I would do on a coin like GMX is essentially if you're lining up a buy and let's say you want to start buying when shifts momentum what I would look for is a pattern like this where it shifts from bearish into bullish territory now since this video is not live you're gonna have to open your up your own Kyber AI using the link in the description below to see where it currently is but right now this would actually be potentially an interesting place to long GMX if on the lower time frames it lines up with what the Kyber score is showing which is basically bearish price momentum shown by a strong reversal so heading back into bullish territory as you can see buys are now starting to outpace cells and volume is also up ticking across GMX all of those are metrics that go into the Kyber score Kyber score is one of my favorite metrics in crypto if you go to rankings you can actually sort by market cap I love doing this so I go more than 500 million for the large caps that you can actually trade perps on and you can see which coins are looking the most bullish this can help you get entries in the market especially in a bullish market like this searching for the bullish coins can be an amazing way especially using on -chain analysis to get better trading entries so link in the description to check out Kyber AI it's an extremely useful tool especially for confluence with getting trading entries and crypto bad to subscribers will get early access versus the rest of the pack so link in the description below of course it's free so not showing you anything paid it is a free service to use the last narrative I want to talk about quickly is one I think people are forgetting about it has had a bit of a pullback um but it's the gaming narrative into YGG the reason I say people are forgetting people aren't forgetting about gaming there's a lot of talk about crypto gaming on twitter but I think they're forgetting about one of the biggest gaming conferences in five days time starting on November 18th it lasts for a week there definitely could be some I mean a lot of the major projects are speaking there so there could be some interesting announcements and even if not I think there's bound to be hype into that conference so for that reason definitely keep your eye on the gaming projects there's two in particular that I like YGG because it's their conference and this is now having a pullback into a decent zone in my opinion and also GMT which on the weekly and I know once again you don't enter short -term trades on the weekly but on the weekly if it can pull back down into this pocket at 0 .22 and confirm this is support and if you line that up with your lower time frame indicators of course that could be a decent zone also to enter a GMT trade so gaming is something I'm not going to fade the bees are kind of going from one narrative to another but gaming is one that I've got my eye on ahead of the conference so I hope you enjoyed this video these are all the narratives I'm looking at right now mostly short -term some medium to long -term hope you enjoyed this was fast it was alpha packed let me know in the comments below if there are any other coins I should look at and I'll see you in the next one. Peace out.
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Studies have shown eating bone broth soup on a regular basis can increase fullness, reduce your calorie intake, and lead to weight loss over time, and the amino acid glycine is really important for good sleep. In fact, a 3 -gram dose of glycine improves sleep by lowering body temperature and boosting serotonin levels, which is a key precursor to melatonin, and it does that without causing daytime drowsiness. Each serving of 100 % grass -fed beef bone broth protein contains 15 grams of collagen protein and 3 .4 grams of glycine, so you get that critical amount. So to get the Paleo Valley bone broth protein, just go to paleovalley .com forward slash drjockers and use the coupon code jockers to save 15 % off your order today. You guys are going to love this, so try it out today. Again, go to paleovalley .com forward slash drjockers. Use the coupon code jockers at checkout to save 15 % off your order. Well, hey, everybody. Welcome back to the podcast. Got another exciting Q &A, and today we are going to be talking about a number of different conditions. We're going to talk about headaches and the key nutrients or possible nutrient deficiencies that could be involved in headaches. We're going to talk about Ozympic and these GLP -1 agonist medications, weight loss and diabetes medications that are very, very popular. Some people are getting great results. We're going to talk about our thoughts on those, and we're also going to talk about varicose veins. We've got a great question about varicose veins. We appreciate all the great questions that you guys are sending in, and if you have specific questions you want us to address on this podcast, you can always email me at info at drjockers .com, or you can go to my Instagram page, drdavidjockers, and you can send DMs with questions, or you can comment on different posts, our YouTube channel. This is where we're polling and pulling questions from, also on our website under the comments under every article. This is where we're getting a lot of these questions, and so, again, I want to thank you guys for doing that and really just for being a part of our community. Joining me on today's Q &A, I've got the great Dr. Yvonne Bujode, if I said your name properly. I always kind of butcher it. No worries. It took me a while to get it straight, so we're good, and it's kind of fun to hear everybody's way of pronouncing it, so that is awesome. So yeah, I'm really excited to be here today. We have, like you said, wonderful questions, and we're going to get a lot of good education information and actionable, so it's really exciting. Absolutely, and guys, Dr. Yvonne works with people all around the world with a number of different health conditions, so if you want a really great, highly educated, highly skilled and compassionate health coach, Dr. Yvonne is fantastic. She's a naturopath and has got advanced training in functional medicine, functional nutrition, really everything when it comes to helping people navigate their health journey and get well. So again, if you're dealing with any sort of chronic health condition, definitely reach out to Dr. Yvonne, and how do they do that, Dr. Yvonne? What's the best way to reach out to you? Well, there are many ways, but one way is to go to your website, drjockers .com, and you can look for long -distance coaching and go there and find my name, click, and then you can submit your application, or you can just directly email me at dr, i, v, o, n, n, e, at drjockers .com. Wonderful. Easy. Yep, easy, simple. Yes. All right, and you're working with a number of complex cases all around the world, and so definitely reach out to Dr. Yvonne. If you're looking for a great health coach and she'd be happy to walk you through really the process that it takes and go through that with you guys. And so with that said, let's jump into some of these questions, Dr. Yvonne. Thank you so much, Dr. Jockers, for that wonderful introduction. So yes, let's start with a question posed by John on Instagram. He says, my wife seems to get headaches whenever she gets stressed or doesn't sleep her best. Are there any nutrients that she is missing or that may help her? This is a great question. So your wife, John, is getting headaches when she's having trouble sleeping or when she's stressed, and you're wondering about what nutrients are involved in headaches. Well, when it comes to headaches, there are certain nutrients that are top of mind. Number one would be magnesium. Magnesium is to the body what oil is to a car, meaning the more that we use our body, the more stressed we are, the more we're using up magnesium. We need a lot of magnesium on a regular basis. It helps calm our neurotransmitters, helps balance our excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. It helps calm and stabilize our blood sugar, our adrenal hormones. It helps calm and relax those. I think of magnesium like an adaptogen. We hear about adaptogens when it comes to herbs like ashwagandha. An adaptogen acts kind of like a thermostat. So if it's 80 degrees outside and you want it 70 in your house, the air conditioning comes on to bring the cool air in, to bring it down to 70. If it's 40 degrees outside and you want it 70, the heat will come on. That's kind of what magnesium does. It's a great balancer. It's the ultimate balancer when it comes to nutrients. And so that is the number one nutrient that I see associated with headaches. Another one is dehydration in general and a loss of electrolytes. Magnesium would be one of those electrolytes, but just drinking enough water on a regular basis. A lot of times people have headaches because they haven't been consuming enough water, and particularly water and salt. So getting a little bit of salt could be some sort of good quality sea salt or like Celtic salt, pink Himalayan salt, something along those lines, a little bit of salt and some water. A lot of times people feel a lot better. A lot of times like for me, for example, I know when I was dealing with a lot of health issues in my early 20s, I craved pickle brine, pickle brine. So what is that? It's a lot of salt and water. And so I had adrenal hypo function. So my body really needed extra salt and I would get headaches. I would get dizzy at times. I'd have very low blood pressure. And when I would drink the pickle brine or just kind of a salted water, I felt so much better. My energy came back. I had less head, you know, the headache went away, felt significantly better. So that's another really common one. And then outside of that, I want to think about certain B vitamins. In fact, we know that headaches can be associated with higher levels of homocysteine, which is an inflammatory protein in the bloodstream. And so basically homocysteine is part of the glutathione production cycle or the methylation cycle. And so it's taken from an amino acid. Methionine gets metabolized and should result in the production of SAMe as well as glutathione. But we also produce glutathione or master antioxidant, but we also produce homocysteine in that process. Now, normally, again, it gets converted. But for some people, they're deficient in certain nutrients, magnesium being one of them, as well as in particular B12, vitamin B6 and folate all play a role in that conversion process of homocysteine into glutathione and SAMe. And so when we are deficient there and some of these B vitamins, homocysteine goes up.
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"Welcome back to the mining pod on this week's show. We're joined by Dennis Porter of the Satoshi Action Group to discuss Bitcoin mining and Politics we're mainly focused on the national security concerns when it comes to Bitcoin mining So we discussed with Dennis about moving into state houses and lobbying on behalf of the Bitcoin mining industry as a note Dennis is throwing a dinner at the end of this week on Friday at the North American blockchain summit Be sure to use promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you down in Fort Worth Do you have dinner plans November 17th? Well you do now down in Fort Worth, Texas at the North American blockchain summit Satoshi Action Group is hosting a dinner along with a lot of our friends in the Bitcoin mining industry You can join us November 17th at 6 30 p .m By going to Satoshi dinner calm and using promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket again That's Satoshi dinner calm use code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you there Did you know that you can make more money by merge mining other networks check out make more money mining dot -com for information on bits 300 and 301 a proposal to bring more revenue to Bitcoin miners through side chains and merge mining called drive chains increase your mining revenues And learn more about participating in Bitcoin governance by visiting make more money mining dot -com Are you a miner who wants to activate Bitcoin improvements check out activation dot watch see what Bitcoin improvements the Bitcoin community? Developers and miners are considering and show support by signaling for one of many bits up for consideration activation dot watch Is your mining operation happening ready take control of your own future with the right energy strategy Link coin energy training platform is a tool used by miners to design monitor and seamlessly orchestrate sophisticated energy strategies within electricity markets such as or caught New York and PJM avoid penalties Participate demand response programs and capture hundreds of thousands of dollars per megawatt per year by deploying the right block and index strategy secure your competitive edge at link coin calm Are you a retail or institutional investor interested in Bitcoin mining companies the minor mag brings you free data and analysis from all major Nasdaq listed Bitcoin mining operations to know who stands out check out visualize metrics and data dependent stories at the minor mag Welcome back to the mining pod. Dennis is joining me today. Dennis Porter. Welcome to the show. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. Just coming back from a break. So are ready to dive into a jam -packed week of back -to -back calls Yeah, nice and tan back from your travels, right? Yeah, this is as tan as I get too So it's like, you know, ten days ten days in the Sun and this is as good as it gets So just everyone's prepared for that Are you ready to jump back into the Bitcoin grind or did you like really stop when you were vacationing? I oh, I never really truly fully stopped working the tweets keep coming, huh? Yeah It's an unfortunate byproduct of working in a 24 -7 365 non -stop nascent ever faster moving Industry that is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining when it combines two crazy worlds the one that I work in which is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining side which is the 24 -7 365 thing and then it's the Political realm which is just a total mess all the time. So it's a great combo. Yeah, I remember talking I want to stay sane Yeah, exactly my point. I was about to make you took the words out my mouth I remember talking to you like a year ago about the political side of things I was like, I don't know why anyone would ever want to get in that world at all. You're like, oh, I love it I love the I love the pool. I love being in the midst of it and still today don't get it Probably won't ever but I'm glad there's people like you who care about it And we you know agree on most things when it's firstly when it comes to Bitcoin mining so glad that's there Okay was transition over to Satoshi Action Fund. So you're the president and CEO you founded it. It's been two years Or so, it's a little over a year. We launched in June of last year and I am yeah I'm the president CEO I say CEO and president of Satoshi Action I'm there are two organizations now actually one is Satoshi Action Fund and one is Satoshi Action Education one I'm the CEO of and one of the president of so for simplicity's sake we just say it's all under the Satoshi Action umbrella But yeah, it's been going really really well We've had a ton of success and I'm sure we'll jump into that But I launched that in June of last year and we've been off to the races ever since Yeah, let's go into a little bit and then we have much more talking to show specifically We brought you on to talk about all the recent headlines with like rural Bitcoin mining and like the pushback We had a New York Times article about that there's some stuff in Arkansas going on So we'll get to that probably towards the second half of the show But let's talk about Satoshi Action Fund some wins recently and then maybe like a little more Flushed out what you guys are trying to to work on is like the product if you could say that for I guess a lobbying organization Yeah, yeah I mean it's good and that's that's probably one good area to start though with when it talk what comes talking about Satoshi Action is The one big difference between us and let's say like a lobbying organization or even a trade association Is that we don't we don't actually like do most of the lobbying. In fact, we hire lobbyists and we don't have members We have donors like more or less the premise of Satoshi Action Is that if you believe in the mission that we have pursued which is to make the United States? One of the best places in the world to be a Bitcoin miner or to be a Bitcoin er Then you want to support us if you agree with you know having the opportunity to stay here in America That's thriving off of this new technology versus being forced to move abroad You know that again is why I created Satoshi Action I think it's why people buy buy into the vision and the mission of what we're doing but we're very very structured very very different from from any of these other organizations that you might see out there and Once we launched Satoshi Action, the first thing that we wanted to do was try to go out there and show Right off the bat. What could we do? How could we be successful? How could we show that we can be effective because one of the most dangerous things that you can do with a political organization is You know get out there do all this, you know, make all this noise and then you don't produce any results You can do that a couple times you can even do it for years But eventually people will grow tired and they will move on and they will want to hear from someone else They will want to see someone else produce results There's definitely two the unfortunate part about politics Is there sort of two things you have to do one is you do have to produce results and the other is you have to? market your results market even what you're trying to do so that you can get people to buy into that they should buy into what you're trying to accomplish and fund essentially fund your operation because 100 almost 100 percent aside from our like You know, two three little s19 miners that we have plugged in that were donated to us The vast majority of our money comes from either donations or people that we get to come to our events was essentially a form of a donation So we rely a lot on on our donors to support the work that we do on a constant basis But right away we wanted to make sure that we were proving to our donors that we were having success So we said, okay, what can we do? We we got to the drawing board right away We brought on Eric Peterson who is our current policy director. Who's a wizard on the policy world and We had my two co -founders Mandy and Syria and we sat down we were like, alright, what are we gonna do? We started crafting public policy model policy For the Bitcoin Bitcoin mining space and what that means is that we created sort of like this like, okay here is a Example of a bill you could pass in your state that helps you advance this industry You know what we would do is we'd go in we'd say okay We have this great bill that we wrote up and we think you should pass it It'll really help you and they'll say like, you know, why would you want me to do that? Like we go in we pitch we say okay Bitcoin mining is great for jobs Great for local investment grid stability environmental cleanup the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects really any energy project But policymakers particularly like when you can help solve some of the problems with green energy And then we win then we give them that bill the most popular of those bills that we did We know we have four of them Two of them have sort of moved or I should say three of them have moved around like have been introduced Or been worked on at the state level So far only one has passed into law which is a very big accomplishment but not to say only one but yeah I'm pretty yeah, it's pretty big deal Yeah, just one. It's just one of dates. So yeah so in then, um that bill ended up being called our right to mine bill initially originally was called the Digital Protection Act and then it transformed into becoming the rights mind bill and essentially that bill just protects Bitcoin miners from various forms of discrimination We saw real -time discrimination taking place across the country and we created real -time protections for that form of discrimination And we ended up being able to pass that bill into law in two states, Arkansas and Montana in fact in Montana is one of the states where Two things happen one. We actually saw some of the discrimination taking place where I don't know if you heard of the Missoula County there Where they changed the zoning laws and they like went drove a twenty million dollar bank when mining operation completely bankrupt because of it so Completely wiped them out all because they were concerned about things that were not true about Bitcoin mining, you know environmental concerns Oftentimes we see at the local level not necessarily in Montana But a big one is a concern is around Chinese mining particularly CCP mining I should say not Chinese owned but just that they're concerned that the CCP controls them So we saw real -time discrimination taking place in Montana We solved that problem the other problem. The other thing we discovered while we're there that we learned is That we can add things to this bill And we'll get into sort of like where we got to from that point But it was an important moment in the history of Satoshi action We added in a ban on any additional taxes on Bitcoin when uses a form of payment Which is critical because in the state of Montana, you know If you let's say you sell me a car like they'll tax that like peer -to -peer transaction Let's tax it like right off the top. So if I just sell you some Bitcoin or pay you in Bitcoin They would do the same thing. They'd be like, oh are we you owe us a tax for that? So we banned that which was great. And um, yeah, we'll talk about a little later but that was our big initial success huge success a small tear came down my eye when I When I passed my first bill into law Eric was like, you know done 10 ,000 times So he didn't he didn't really care as much but it was it was a big moment But I was like, we've done it. We've done it, you know, like he was like, ah Alright now I'm time for the next one right? So yeah right to mine. How'd you guys come up with that? It's like a very it's very catchy right and it's hard to argue against that Yeah, I don't know. I just can't use Brilliant top ahead. Okay, I came up with it sent it to I sent it to someone and said hey You should call this right to mine. I didn't even we didn't publicize it a really large news account I said hey just call it right to mine. That makes more sense. Yeah, and they did and then it just took off. Yes It was interesting for sure it's very amenable in a good way Okay, so you guys have passed some bills you're creating like this donor network to be able to to move it forward You've told me about a few wins here. I want to hear about some of like the obstacles which you already kind of alluded to so and we'll get to that later in the show the discrimination which we're seeing pop up right now, whether it be Chinese Bitcoin miners who are being Unfairly maligned for being associated with the CCP or not. And then also just like other Bitcoin miners who are unwelcome in certain areas But to the obstacles, what are some things that you've sort of like learned about why you come through this process creating Satoshi Action Fund and moving forward into these different these different State houses to lobby on behalf of Bitcoin Yeah, I would say that an overarching theme to the work that we do is that Things can go wrong very quickly and can be can be unrecoverable. They can be recoverable, but they can also be unrecoverable You know politics is very much like the real world so when real -world actions occur, there will be Consequences or there will be you know, either good or bad, right? You'll have good things or bad things happen because of real -world actions I'll give an example of a positive real -world example that Leads to us to do where we are today having a lot of success and that is the current consistent worry and fear around central bank digital currencies, so for some reason Which I definitely am aware of I Can't share too much on the story but definitely aware of a lot of Americans became very very concerned around central bank digital currencies and so Eventually, what happened was you had governors across the country including Governor Noem and Governor DeSantis eventually Working to ban central bank digital currencies at the state level There was this big huge kerfuffle around it and everyone was like doing everything they could to like stake their claim Literally Governor Noem took out like a steel Stamp of like a veto stamp and was like like stamped it into the bill. Like it was very it was very cool Actually, I loved it. Um so all of a sudden this like firestorm picks up where central bank digital currencies become this thing that Generally, I would say conservatives are against or Republicans are against but like really really opposed to like hyper opposed to it more so than I have seen anything in the The crypto space broadly I would I would consider CC central bank digital currencies to sort of be adjacent to the to the crypto space and because of that fervent Fear and concern around central bank digital currencies we've actually been able to use it as an effective way to demonstrate the value of Bitcoin because What happened was initially when they said Oh central bank digital currencies are a problem people started to say oh Well Bitcoin is a digital currency Is that also going to have the same problems as a CBDC and of course, we know we started education right away No These things are like way way different and then we just started to realize that it was best to classify them as polar opposites because they literally are like one is You know authoritarian sort of at least you when used on the retail level go ahead Yeah, send a CBDC between a bank or an institution. I don't I don't care at all force it on individuals In the United States without proper regular regulations and regulatory frameworks and then all of a sudden you have something that could be used in a way that you know is Sort of unimaginable to some extent to manipulate human behavior. So We started saying okay, these things are opposite and now when we're going into these states and we're saying okay, you should pass this bill It's pro Bitcoin. Also, it's anti CBDC people are like, oh hell yeah, let's go like we want to pass that bill So that's what that's one positive example of like how real -world things have had a really positive impact on what we're doing There's a lot of headwinds around creating or doing anything that you can to oppose CBDCs and so and as we pitch Bitcoin Bitcoin mining and You know all of our digital asset policy where there's always that thought in mind of how can we tie this into? Concerns around CBDCs which are valid and are linked We are not making some sort of leap here Bitcoin and CBDCs couldn't possibly be more more polar opposite. Gotcha Tell tell me about the some other stories Involving I have one video in mind of you going to Montana and speaking in front of Yeah, and there was someone before you who was just like going off and like kind of rabid It was good. And then you came in after and like kind of calmly presented some is Counter information this typically how the process is? Because I just think you are basically working in like the Parks and Rec version of Bitcoin. You have to like go deal like these Officials and like they don't know anything about it and they're like China bad Bitcoin bad That's that's my understanding every time I see this which is a really unfair characterization of it, but it's also it's stuck in my mind So lay it on yeah. No, it's it's you got you got it. You nailed it, right? Is the funnest example of Just how wild that can be out there So we go and we are getting ready to testify and every time we testify You know Especially because it's around Bitcoin mining we do get some sort of pushback usually at the local level typically from environmental groups Which is unfortunate because there's so much. I mean everybody knows in the mining space There are so many benefits from the methane component to balancing renewables to balancing the grid there's so many benefits that the You know Bitcoin mining space can offer to those that have come from even staunchly environmental the staunchly environmental realm so Needless to say there was two Opponents strong opponents to the bill one was a gal from an environmental group. She didn't get too out of control but the second guy he was a young a young gentleman from from Montana not originally and he worked at UCLA and he Was very opposed to Bitcoin and he started to go on this like speech like this really long drawn -out like monologue and Eventually at one point he says that that Montana will will like Die on the cross of Bitcoin essentially, right? It'll burn on the cross of Bitcoin I can't remember the exact word he uses but it's like very extreme very dramatic and Then he goes on to say that people are dying because of Bitcoin mine houses. I wish the camera was on me There's these cameras in every single Hearing room generally speaking every state Capital building when you're testifying in front of these hearings like they have cameras just like DC but obviously a lot lower tech But I just remember when he said that people are dying because of it He was so people are dying because of Bitcoin. He was so serious about it I just remember looking down my notes and just my face looked looking up at him was like So confused and I just wish the camera would have caught it because it would have been a perfectly it would have been a meme Like forever, but yeah, fortunately, there's a lot of great policymakers out there and actually, you know sometimes you love to rag on these guys, but You know, they do a good job a lot of these guys. They do a good job one guy asks him he says You know, he tries to run out actually that's part of the stories and this is important part of the story So let me backtrack so he finishes his speech. He tries to leave right away, which you don't do never do very rude tries to leave And as he gets to the door one of the people was like hey before you go even you usually we do questions at the End let's have you do some questions right now. We want to be able to talk to you a little bit Bring him back up to the podium He's like now son You made some pretty egregious claims there around Bitcoin mining Do you have anything to back up the statement that Bitcoin mining is killing people and the guy just is like well I don't have it here with me, but I can I can get it to you and He just like this this guy just is like, I mean you gotta remember this you see you sell a guy's like 22 years old he's a kid. Yeah Great great on him though. Great. Love the love the getting active at a young age, but he's just like son if You're gonna come in here and make egregious claims. You better have something to back it up and The kid just was like so upset like cuz he just got he's gave this great speech And he wanted to just walk out like drop the mic and walk out So he just blew him up I was anyways, it was it was definitely the most entertaining moments in the entire history of my experience And it's only been a year and a half So I I'm really looking forward to other stories that I can tell in the future Please catalog all these because I just like very Specifically remember watching that entire video and laughing pretty hard because it was it was pretty funny Okay, let's keep diving into this a little bit more. What have you been seeing in a lobbying front? That's been sort of helpful that you would encourage other people to look at we've had the call lines We've had the emails. We've had people going speaking to people I Think for the Bitcoin community we can all take like a breather and be like a lot of what we've been doing has not been working What has been working to speak with these people in state houses who need to learn about Bitcoin because Bitcoin's coming their backyard What has been working from your year and a half of doing this actively and putting boots on the ground? The things that have helped the most are Well, first of all getting clear of FTX collapse. I mean that is this is what I just tweeted this out yesterday. It's like I Still can't believe that we passed two bills into law in the middle of that collapse and it was a very testy time in the space so getting clear of FTX is Only gonna help us the other is just the way we Approach the conversation around Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining the way we pitch it is that we really focus on the benefits We do not talk about the technical side We do not try to explain how Bitcoin or Bitcoin mining works We give a very brief overview if they want more information Of course, we will dive deeper with them and we are very good at doing that you always have to be ready for those questions, but It's very important to just keep it as simple as possible Most of these policymakers have not made up their minds at all about any of this stuff They hear it in the news over there. They're their nephews trading crypto You know, like they're it's like they've got stuff all over the place, you know, you got some hardline anti -crypto anti -bitcoin Democrats You know, you've got some vocal Republicans, but they're not really like hardline yet. Like there's just not a lot of like really built -in statements or viewpoints on this on this technology and So what we do is we just go in and we say okay like Out of everything you've heard a lot of some of it is true some of it is not but most importantly what we're here to do is try to explain to you the value of Bitcoin mining for your state so we pitch Bitcoin mining and we it's a five benefits I mentioned earlier it can bring jobs local investment great stability Environmental cleanup and the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects and out of those five No one ever says anything bad about it But out of those five usually a policy maker will say oh What kind of jobs does it make or like, you know, oh I I didn't know it could clean up the environment it's like an instant like gateway to being able to have a conversation about something they care about because usually you're hitting on something there like if it's not the economy if It's not the environment if it's not energy like at the local state level like those topics are huge Because the vast majority of energy policy is set at the state level. The vast majority of job creation is done at the state level And then a lot of this these like sort of decisions around how much green energy they're going to be building done at the state Level a lot of environmental stuff done in the state level Yeah, DC throws around big pockets big buckets of money at everybody and they certainly have regulations But a lot of these decisions are made by local state policymakers And so they care if they care a lot about these issues probably themselves, but also their voters care a lot about those issues Particularly the jobs one comes up a lot because we we know in the mining space that we create a lot of rule And jobs and jobs and economically depressed zones where it's very difficult to create jobs nearly impossible to create like long -lasting jobs So the moment you say oh we create jobs in rural areas. They're like boom the brain turns on like well How do you do that? Because that's really important to me As an example in New Hampshire, we've I've been there a few times now In the there's an area called the North Country. There's like no jobs It's a whole thing like they call it jobs for the North Country is like one of their pitches So when we go there and we talk about Bitcoin mining, we're like jobs for the North Country jobs for the North Country It's because it's true and it's something they care a lot about so that yeah, that's that's generally how we pitch it We do not talk about Too much about Bitcoin in the past We haven't talked too much about Bitcoin to the extent that it's like oh you're gonna need this because it's good as hedge for inflation or XYZ like we sort of stay away from that and focus on things that Like mining that we know will deliver value now, we've expanded our policy. We've expanded the way that we that we talk about it But we haven't gone into this new legislative cycle yet So yeah, that was all done everything that we just talked about that we've done and that we have done It was done in early 2023. We prep for it in early 20 or in late 2022 Now we are prepping for 2024 in late 2023 So we got we sort of have an idea of where things are gonna go and what we're gonna do and we're in a really Great position. In fact, we could be active in up to 20 states we probably won't be active in that many but we have the opportunity to be active in up to 20 states and as a Form of context we only introduced law or excuse me introduced policy in seven states, so we were only able to actually convince seven states to Try to pass our bills Whereas like this cycle, I think that number will be closer to like 10 or 15 only seven states That sounds like a lot of airline miles to me so it can be yeah. Yeah, this seems seems like a lot of work Okay, so we got a lot of that laid out Let's go and talk about some of the more aggressive headlines We've seen recently and we're speaking about the New York Times article that dropped to believe a week ago for listeners Check out that in the show notes will include that I think we also talked about the news roundup last week Essentially, there's a Cheyenne Wyoming based Bitcoin miner They are owned and operated by a Chinese national group that has some ties according to the New York Times to the Chinese Communist Party essentially the story boiled down to Microsoft is near this plant it's Bitcoin mining plant the US government has a missile siloed nearby an Air Force base nearby and Microsoft is worried that this Bitcoin mining base could be used for foreign intelligence reasons Then we also have the story down in Arkansas, which we'll get down to in a second But let's start with this first one this this thing with Chinese nationalist groups Bitcoin mining obviously to to you and I is more of an energy game and it's very simple, right? It's just like plugging machine. Let it hash I'm gonna collect some Bitcoin and then there's those five benefits you talked about to outsiders though. They're not thinking about that They're thinking about all these people coming into rural areas and even foreign investment Has that been a struggle when you've been talking to lobbyists groups or talking to people in state houses have they brought this up to you? Yeah, definitely it's um, it's a major concern I would say Most Americans like average American especially rural Americans care a lot about the encroachment of the CCP on on the United States from from a physical perspective so like from a geographical perspective they don't like the idea of a CCP owned controlled or even highly influenced business You know being next to them and then definitely not being in and around me sort of military installations I believe the location in Cheyenne is near a Also, is that the one that's also near a nuclear plant or a nuclear missile site as well? So yeah, something like that Yeah, so I share the concern like that I think the premise is like Do you want foreign adversaries to be in and around any sort of? Military installation any sort of critical infrastructure You know generally I like my stance is like I'm very like pro people coming here starting their businesses You know trying to accomplish the American dream, but at the same time We also have to be concerned about whether or not those businesses have strong links to You know the CCP or you know A lot of people care a lot about also like Russian oligarchs and their ability to influence America American politics American infrastructure you know the big argument today is that the electrical infrastructure is a critical part of national security and That we need to be doing everything we can to protect it and I agree I think that's important all of those things are important that we should we should keep an eye on them The the thing that I don't like is when the New York Times tried to spin this article as if like Bitcoin mining was some sort of like really powerful tool in the hands of the CCP like next to these sites I don't think it really matters what business was there.
What Inspired Ciara Lynch to Transition From Marketer to Dairy Farmer?
"So learning a little bit about your background Ciara I know that about four years ago now you've made that career transition away from being like I said in marketing in corporate this big kind of glamorous high -flying life you were in client services and you know even traveling globally for work and then you transitioned into being a full -time dairy farmer and I suppose I just love like it's not a pivot I suppose that a lot of people maybe make so I just love to understand what were some of the influences that led you to make that change. I suppose there's there's I suppose multiple influences the first the most important one is my husband is a dairy farmer I suppose I would see him in the mornings kicking up his heels and kind of jumping across the hedge to go to work while I sat on the m50 for the back part of you know an hour an hour and a half each way I was like there has to be an easier way to do this life and I suppose I just kind of got quite frustrated you know you're you spend eight nine ten sometimes twelve hours a day outside of the house that you're working to pay for I think this is just this is madness so there's a bit of that going on there you know see something else and then I suppose the level of the career that I was at I wasn't sure if I could find something like that closer to home but up and down the m50 it seems fine when you're it's all easy when you're in your 20s but kind of the older you get there's more slides than this but yeah I suppose my husband I just loved his whole attitude to life he loved work he always felt kind of never felt like work and then the other side of the thing is I just started to burn out I was exhausted even listening back to your your very act of my career I am I loved it I absolutely loved it until I just didn't love it anymore I was just knackered all the time I worked for an amazing and amazing company they were a husband and wife team I learned so so much from them and it was it was probably one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make was supposed to leave that job because you know we were really good friends as well as you know really good colleagues and I just said I can't take this anymore I was I said there was actually at one point I had stayed with my parents one night and my dad was traveling to Galway that next morning and we both left you know her house at the same time and my home house and my dad got to go away before I got to you know exit 13 and 15 like this this is insane like this is insane absolutely so yeah so I suppose between the kind of the exhaustion and then you know is there another way that we could do this and I just said okay let's let's go for it let's jump into it you know what would that look like what was how would we go about it and I suppose the influence on that then as those kind of another units came up you know there wasn't a gun to be able you know you can't just kick your fingers and go I'd like a job in your dairy farm please so a second unit a second dairy farm came up for us that we could leave and we sat down and we talked about it and we looked at us and actually a really interesting thing to do is if you look at what it actually costs you to get to work so we well he ran the numbers on it he's the numbers guy and it would be realized it was costing 10 grand a year just to get to the office so that was including you know diesel and diesel was a lot cheaper back then so that was like diesel like depreciation tax like my tolls used to be kind of 150 200 so like it's really really interesting actually just when you sit down you look at it going okay well hang on if you think you know a wage cut somewhere you know where do you really really be saving yeah it's a really really interesting exercise to do for anybody who's trying to you know write out that pros and cons list about will I make the change so for that that was a huge one for me like that is absolutely it's like that's you know you're cutting time off your salary the agency they're looking at how it actually you're you're getting to work
A highlight from Mindful Gifting for Caregivers and Dementia Navigators
"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. If you're looking for additional advice, be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter. It's brief, gives you great advice, you can read it in less than five minutes, and you know where to find the link. It's in the website, on the show notes. We're working on subscriber -only information and specials, so you're not going to want to miss out. When I learned that despite eating as healthy as possible, we can still have undernourished brains, I was frustrated. Learning about neuro reserves, Relev8, and how it's formulated to fix this problem convinced me to give them a try. Now I know many of you are skeptical, as was I. However, I know it's working because of one simple change. My sweet tooth is gone. I didn't expect that, and it's not something other users have commented on, but here's some truth. My brain always wanted something sweet. Now fruit usually did the trick, but not always. One bad night's sleep would fire up my sugar cravings so much they were almost impossible to ignore. You ever have your brain screaming for a donut? Well, for me, those days are gone. I believe in my results so much that I'm passing on my 15 % discount to you. Try it for two or three months and see if you have a miraculous sweet tooth cure, or maybe just better focus and clarity. It's definitely worth a try. Now on with our show. Hello, hello, you guys are gonna love today because we're talking about gifts and gift giving for people with dementia. And it's a perfect day to discuss that because today is my daughter's birthday. So I would wish her a happy birthday, but she's not a listener. So what I will do is thank Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast for coming on and sharing her gift guide and her knowledge. So thanks for joining us today, Elizabeth. Thank you for having me, I'm excited to be here. Awesome, I know we haven't done one together. I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places. What else would be good? I mean, any kind of activity that you can help encourage. I'm into pickleball recently. Have you tried to explore pickleball, Jennifer? No, there is a big pickleball teams in our community. I have very wacky vision. So I don't have depth perception. I have blazey eye and it wasn't corrected until I was four. So I could very, very much understand my mom's visual processing problems because I have similar ones myself. I don't realize, I know I don't have depth perception, but it's been this way my entire life. So, it's not abnormal for me, but I don't like balls getting hurled at me cause I'm ducking and I'm not trying to hit it back. I could probably play with the hubby, but you'd have to hit the ball gently towards me or else it's not gonna be very fun. Yeah, yeah. Well, I love it cause it's an accessible sport. It's definitely geared, it's for all ages, frankly, but something like that could be fun. Like, hey, let's, I think experiences are amazing. Let's take a pickleball lesson together. Let me take you on a hike. I got you this fun little hat and I looked up a hiking trail, something where you can really be someone's self -care cheerleader and have some kind of an experience together, a cooking class, a lesson of some sort where it's kind of a twofer, right? They're learning something and they're getting away from the caregiving world for a moment. And if you're looking for cooking classes, I did one through King Arthur Baking. It was called Pizza Perfected and it was on Zoom cause they're in freaking Vermont. So I'm not getting there anytime soon. Totally want to go, I use tons of their recipes, but yeah, it's like, I don't know how we got into just really, we really like to make our own pizza at home. We haven't done it for a while cause life, but it's not that hard, especially when somebody walks you through it and they sent you the video after, you know, like the next day. So you got to do it live and I think it was like 40 bucks. It wasn't expensive and it was at least two hours. And I have the video, it's saved in my Dropbox files and I can access it if, you know, cause there's some techniques that you don't necessarily know, you know, and I mean, just learning that technique was worth the 40 bucks, but it was a nice experience. So if you can't get out or, you know, I don't, I live in the Sierra foothills, so I don't live near things, even though I'm only an hour north of the state Capitol. It's like, there's some pros and cons to smaller air, quieter areas, depending on the day, sometimes the cons outweigh the pros, but yeah, there's, and I'm sure there's other places that do online cooking. I bet there are. And even, you know, maybe your person, your caregiver is not a person who enjoys cooking at all. And then, you know, I know for me, I used to dread the question as a sandwich generation working caregiver, like what's for dinner? And I'm like, oh, why do these people have to eat all the time? So something like that could be, you know, a subscription to like the green chef or some kind of prepared meals, or even like a Uber Eats or a DoorDash gift card for those, what are we gonna eat emergencies? I think all of that, I mean, just putting yourself in the mind of all the things, if you're a caregiver listening, like what you wish you had and what would have been helpful for you, having someone mow the lawn, like, or I'm gonna do your laundry this week. Like there's a lot of things too that even if you don't have a budget, like just showing up for someone else and doing something, taking something off of their plate would be amazing. Yeah, you could offer to help put up decorations for the holidays or you could offer to help do some deep spring cleaning, which the only reason that's coming to mind today is my golden retriever goes to the dog park regularly and the dog park has its own lake.
A highlight from Mindful Gifting for Caregivers and Dementia Navigators
"Remember the joy of unwrapping a thoughtful gift that was just the right fit for you? Well, being a caregiver doesn't diminish that need, it just changes it. Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast, who brings with her an array of gift giving ideas for caregivers and those living with dementia. Our conversation zigzags through a spectrum of unique gifts, focusing on both physical items and shared experiences. Welcome to Fading Memories, a podcast for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. I'm your host, Jennifer Fink. My mom had Alzheimer's for 20 years, and when I went looking for answers, I had to start a podcast to find them. Join me as we navigate the challenges of dementia caregiving together. This podcast is your beacon of support and empowerment. Let's share our experiences, find solace, and discover the strength within us. Get ready to embark on a transformative caregiving journey with Fading Memories. If you're looking for additional advice, be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter. It's brief, gives you great advice, you can read it in less than five minutes, and you know where to find the link. It's in the website, on the show notes. We're working on subscriber -only information and specials, so you're not going to want to miss out. When I learned that despite eating as healthy as possible, we can still have undernourished brains, I was frustrated. Learning about neuro reserves, Relev8, and how it's formulated to fix this problem convinced me to give them a try. Now I know many of you are skeptical, as was I. However, I know it's working because of one simple change. My sweet tooth is gone. I didn't expect that, and it's not something other users have commented on, but here's some truth. My brain always wanted something sweet. Now fruit usually did the trick, but not always. One bad night's sleep would fire up my sugar cravings so much they were almost impossible to ignore. You ever have your brain screaming for a donut? Well, for me, those days are gone. I believe in my results so much that I'm passing on my 15 % discount to you. Try it for two or three months and see if you have a miraculous sweet tooth cure, or maybe just better focus and clarity. It's definitely worth a try. Now on with our show. Hello, hello, you guys are gonna love today because we're talking about gifts and gift giving for people with dementia. And it's a perfect day to discuss that because today is my daughter's birthday. So I would wish her a happy birthday, but she's not a listener. So what I will do is thank Elizabeth Miller from the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast for coming on and sharing her gift guide and her knowledge. So thanks for joining us today, Elizabeth. Thank you for having me, I'm excited to be here. Awesome, I know we haven't done one together. I was on your show a while ago, but you haven't been online. Yes, vice versa. Yes, I love Fading Memories and I love that it's part of the whole care network. Definitely, so. We're all part of the same family. So you've been podcasting for six years as well, right? Yep, I'm in my sixth season. I launched in November's National Family Caregivers Month. So happy National Family Caregivers Month, everybody. And that was a launch. I try to do some kind of special every year, but I think I don't really have a launch this year. Just keep on keeping on. I've been really focusing on the speaking part of my business and really trying to get out there as far as reaching different companies and organizations to scale the caregiving support. Yes, it's definitely something we need. So where should we start? Do you wanna start with gifts for caregivers or gifts for people living with dementia? Let's, I mean, I'm always one to put the caregivers first. So like - Sounds like a plan. Yeah, so I think when it comes to buying gifts for caregivers, anything is probably going to be appreciated, right? We're just so grateful that somebody has been thinking about us and has us top of mind. But there's a lot of different things you can do, I think, for a family caregiver. And of course I also like self -care focused ones because not only are you giving them a gift, but you're giving them a tool of something that can help them mitigate burnout. So anything from like stuff that they would use like every day, we just had this in the fall, we have a sister's weekend and we do this favorite things party. Have you ever heard of that? Where we decided we were gonna each bring three things. We were gonna be $25 or less. This might be a great idea for someone to do as a swap exchange for their book club or their caregiver support group or whatnot. But I brought three of the same things. We kind of presented them, they're not wraps. But I got a lot of good ideas there this year for things like we had the things to clean our glasses, which would be a good thing for, they're called peeps. They're good for caregivers and for care recipients. Anybody who's wearing sunglasses even because they get grody, right? Very practical gift constantly. And then we had things like I'm wearing it now, actually. I love this Maybelline Lifter Gloss. It's affordable, it tastes good. Not that you're eating it, but you're gonna get some in your mouth on something. Smells good, it stays on decent. So I had brought that as part of mine. And then there was some cool body scrubs and lotions from, I think it was called La La Licious. So I think anything that can help us, oh, a boom stick was another one. It was like stuff that, this would be a very handy little makeup tool for a caregiver because you can put some quick color on your face, you can use it on your lips. Like it's one of those try it anywhere type of things. That's something you could like throw in your purse or your bag and when you look in the mirror and go, oh, it kind of looks so painful. Emergency, emergency. Yeah, put it, throw it in your self care tote. So I think little things like that, everybody's got different budgets these days as far as stuff that you can use. We did this, I do a Happy Healthy Caregiver virtual cafe is kind of every other month I do different kind of support where I wanna do some kind of a unique event for caregivers and introduce them to something. We had a Zentangle consultant come and teach us how to Zentangle. And it's basically like you're creating patterns. It's an abstract art, but it's very meditative. And she had given away as part of a prize this Sakura Zentangle artist tool set, it's like $20. But the thing with Zentangle is you use these little paper and you use like a micro tip pen. And so it's the little kit for that. And I like it because it's portable. You could throw it again in a self -care tote bag and pull it out just to kind of like, I need a mindful moment quick. Cause I'm a journaler, I love my journal of course, but I got that here too, the Just For You daily self -care journal, it's a prompted journal. And this is one form of meditation and doing that, but the Zentangle and an art journaling is another type of where it just gives you calm and peace. I can tell you, I felt very differently at the beginning of that session than I did at the end of the session. So something creative there. But I think too, when you're given a gift for anybody, whether it's a caregiver or care recipient, like just thinking about that person and what they naturally like and what they care about or what they maybe have mentioned to you in conversation could be something that would spark something. I was thinking, unless you know for sure they have a green thumb, don't give people a plant. They don't need something else to take care of. Yeah, I think as caregivers, right, we crave less things to take care of. The only exception I have to that would be the, I did get an AeroGarden one year, it's like for herbs. Right now I have basil, my basil is like taken off. And even if I can't use it in what I'm cooking, cause I'm not like this huge culinary chef, I learned this tip from another caregiver, Lisa Negro, where she said, she rubs it in her hands and smells the basil on her hands. I've been using it to freshen up my garbage disposal. Like I literally take some leaves off of it and put it in there to make it smell better. That's a really good idea. And I have a good idea cause I have the same issue. I have two pots with basil in it. I mentioned the other day, we needed to do a pasta dish with pesto. My husband was like, why? And he's like, oh, nevermind, I know why. Cause the plants are like big. It's pesto time. Yeah, it's like, and that's not something we normally eat a lot of anyway, cause you know, a lot of olive oil, it's not the healthiest sauce, but it is tasty. But I have been making basil mayonnaise and you basically just grind up, I think it's like half a cup of mayo and a third a cup of basil. I just do it to taste cause when I did it per the instructions, it needed a little more basil and I had a little more basil, so I threw it in there. And I am telling you, that is, that makes lunch just - Oh yeah, it's just like a little extra special and all you need is, you know, food processor or you know, maybe a blender, I don't have a blender. So I just use the food processor, grind it up and - Sounds yummy. It is really good and it's, you know, I throw just a touch of lemon juice in it just to kind of give it, you know, a little extra, what do they call it? Brightness, which that's a very strange culinary term, but yeah, it's delicious and it's, you know, you just plop in however much mayonnaise you need and then keep adding basil until it tastes the way you want it to taste, super easy. Never thought to use that. I think like little things like that, where you take something that people are doing all the time and you can maybe elevate it a little bit. So think about like, if someone's a tea drinker, you know, how could you make that special? Like, you know, tea, splurging on teas that they might not buy for themselves or the presentation of it and packaging it all together, maybe with some biscotti or something like that. Like it just like treat them, treat them to something spectacular. I also think anything pampering, like a massage gun or a silk pillowcase or a obviously nail appointment for their, you know, find out from their person where they go for those types of things and a gift certificate to that. I'm a big reader. So like reading is really fun for me, but sometimes, you know, there's lights now that you can get. I don't wanna hold a flashlight at night. I don't necessarily like reading a Kindle book all the time. So, but there's lights that you can light up and I can think of caregivers using that cause sometimes we're doing those things in very precocious types of places.
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"The mid sixties not too bad the dow is up 15 points it's is CBS News on the hour presented by indeed .com I'm Deborah Rodriguez President Trump former President Trump arrived at court in New York City this past hour to testify at his civil fraud trial he's just spoken to reporters outside the courtroom. It's a sad very situation for our country we shouldn't have the assistance for third world countries it's very unfair it's very unfair but in the meantime the people of the country understand it they see it mr. Trump called New York's Democratic State Attorney General Letitia James who brought the case racist he claimed she's declared nothing less than political warfare. A new phase of the Israel -Hamas war could begin shortly in Gaza City Israeli military officials say they expect to enter within the next 48 hours for a fight below ground. CBS's Doug Williams reports from Tel Aviv. In those compounds are observation posts that's where they train Hamas militants that's also part of where the entrances are to these underground tunnels that's the primary concern for the IDF at this moment is the casualties they've seen in terms of Israeli soldiers and the attacks coming from underground communications have been cut across northern and southern parts of Gaza for the third time since the war began Pope Francis told European rabbis today he was under the weather but met with them anyway at the Vatican to speak out against anti -semitism war and terrorism the 86 year old told the rabbis too sick to read his speech but gave them copies to read on their own a spokesman says the Pope has a bit of a cold the father of an 11 year old boy killed in a drive -by shooting near a playground in Cincinnati is urging the public to help in the search for a suspect how many people have to bury their kids they babies they loved ones I'm just asking anybody that know anything to come for it please police say someone fired 22 shots into a crowd of young people Friday night many women who managed to break through glass ceilings may wind up falling off glass cliffs an analysis of companies listed on 12 global stock exchanges shows that since 2018 women have lasted an average of 5 .2 years as chief executives compared to 8 .1 years for men the firm behind the study says that may be evidence for the existence glass of a cliff so -called the idea that women leaders are set up to fail Vicki Barker CBS News a man named Musk is taking the wraps off his AI startup CBS is Matt Piper Elon Musk has just launched a new artificial intelligence venture named grok he posted a side -by -side comparison sunday of answering a question versus another AI bot which he says had less current information Dow up teen this is CBS News make the hiring process work for you with indeed needs and and hiring solution you can attract interview and hire candidates all from one place start and indeed dot com slash credits three on WTOP monday morning november six fifty -two and sunny now we're heading into the sixties good monday morning mark I'm Lewis with the top local stories were following this hour and off -duty US Park police officer was shot and killed over the
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"By Long Fence. Save 20 % on Long Fence, decks, pavers and fences. Go to LongFence .com today schedule and your free in -home estimate. Money news at 10 and Be 40 past the hour. Here's Mark Hamrick battling more expensive car insurance. I'm Mark Hamrick with a Bankrate personal .com finance minute. The cost of replacing or repairing a car has gotten so much more expensive over the past few years it doesn't help the prices of both new and used cars rose sharply over the pandemic. As of the last reading the cost of insuring a vehicle was up 15 % year over year. So it might be time for owners car to inspect their insurance policies to see if they're getting what they need at reasonable prices. The average of cost car insurance more than $2 ,000 per year for full coverage and more than $600 is for minimum coverage. Ask for discounts such as for being a good driver and don't pay for coverage you don't need. Are you already paying for towing insurance for example? Should you increase your deductibles? That's the amount you pay when you file a claim. Here's one you might not have thought of. Increase your credit score. In most states car insurers use credit scores to help set their rates. I'm Mark Hamrick. After China's economy underperformed last quarter it grew 6 .3 % but that was well below expectations. The Asian markets are down including the Shanghai which is down almost 1 .25%. up Coming on WTOP there's a big battle brewing in Virginia and it's about a new law that requires porn sites to at the age of users with an ID. Virginia Republican State Senator Bill Stanley wrote that law. He's proud it and he of joins us next to explain. It is 2 12. Joey from Vermont a farmer trying to get through the winter. Adriana from South Carolina a single mother living paycheck to paycheck. Liam from Ohio an injured father struggling to provide for his family. Hi I'm Shinola Hampton and I support the Feeding America network of food banks because they help provide
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The UK scene since the Thatcher days very low unemployment but it is leaving us with Asian looking much more persistent we think inflation is going to come down markedly but there are signs of it being more persistent and I thought it was right that we took this action and decisive actions today and while we wait for chairman Powell's second day of testimony on Capitol Hill today another Fed speaker Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman is saying the central bank needs to raise interest rates further to bring down US inflation adding her voice to policymakers who want to keep hiking after taking a break last week we check the markets all day long for here you on Bloomberg right now the S &P 500 is down two points that's little change to the downside 62 is the S &P level the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 46 points a drop of a tenth of one percent $33 ,906 and the Nasdaq holding on to a slight gain up 15 points or a tenth of one percent $13 ,519 is the Nasdaq level the 10 -year Treasury is down 11 30 seconds the yield 3 .76 percent the two -year yield is at 4 .74 nimex crudes plunging down three and a third percent down two dollars forty two cents seventy dollars ten cents for a barrel of west texas intermediate comex gold is down seven tenths one percent down fourteen dollars ten cents at 1930 70 announced the euro trades at 1 .0981 against the dollar british pound is weaker against the dollar as well at 1 .2753 the yen is at 142 .46 bitcoins higher by tenths eight of one
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"Federal credit union, our members are the mission, ensured by NCAA. Traffic and weather on the 8s to Carlos Ramirez in the WTO traffic center. Thanks, Stephanie, very good morning to you. I 95 in Virginia looks glorious, no worries from the Fredericksburg area through Stafford woodbridge all the way up towards the Springfield interchange beltway traffic looks good. All I want you to keep an eye out for if you're coming from Virginia is if you're headed northbound on four 95, the interloop of the beltway. After one 23 is where the work zone has been all night long, however, looking at the camera just after the dulles toll road, they are in the process of picking up some cones, however I'm looking at the one just after one 23, still see a few cones there. So stay to the left and just expect to see those work trucks picking up those cones and please be cautious around the folks that are actually doing the picking up. 15 looks great in either direction. However, I misspoke. It does not look that great in either direction, just north of 29, headed out of Gainesville and buckland. They do have that paving project going on. They say that it's on the northbound side. So keep an eye out on that. It might be using the southbound lights to get by. As I mentioned, the inner loop of the beltway looks great, so it is 95, three 95 looks good and in Maryland. Was that work zone northbound 95 up after 8 95? Looks like that is still there. They're only blocking that left lane though. So it's not really going to slow you down. Stay to the right. You'll be A-okay. 50 from the belt way out towards the bay bridge. No worries on the eastbound side of I 70 except for the work zone as you make way past myersville, there is that work zone blocking the left lane, stay to the right, minimal delays, of course, as I always say, just watch out for the cones. You don't want to get those all up in your tire, especially if you have a big truck, you know what I'm talking about. Weekdays, four to 6 p.m., happy hour at the point D.C. is happier with $2
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"Also at national harbor 64, Sterling 67°, some of us down to about 48 with patchy fog expected in the western part of the WTO listening area. Money news at ten and 40 past the hour brought to you by pen fed, great rates for everyone. Here's Leslie lotto. This is a Bloomberg money minute, a surprise cut of oil production could mean more headaches at the pump. More than a million barrels a day will be slashed from production after OPEC previously said things would hold steady. Saudi Arabia was first pledging they'd cut 500,000 barrels a day. They were followed by fellow members of the oil cartel, like Kuwait, and the UAE, Walmart's pouring more money into ecommerce again trying to get to a neck and neck point with Amazon. Now the giant retailer is revamping its brand, putting up a new website and creating a new look for their app. The idea to spotlight certain goods and cut down on clutter. The company says it's also to bring in more shoppers for items they may not have otherwise been thinking of buying, whether that's online or in their brick and mortar locations. Market ended mostly higher the Dow Jones industrials up 327 points at the close, S&P 500, up 15, and NASDAQ, down 32 and a half points. From the Bloomberg newsroom, I'm Leslie lotto, on WTO. Asian markets are mixed tonight, Tokyo stocks are flat, Australia's ASX 200 up of fraction and South Korea's cost be up more than half a percent. Breaking news on WTO. The search is over for Roy McGrath a one time aide to Maryland's former governor Larry Hogan, multiple reports now are saying
"up 15 %" Discussed on Wealthy Behavior
"If I could summarize that in layman's terms. Yeah, so that we wrote a blog post about this. The average recession sees iron in its decline by about 25%. And right now, analyst estimates are I think about flat. That's nowhere near. Expected to see that big of an EPS decline in 2023. So there is risk to the downside, but that does go hand in hand with invest in. One thing that we look at is if you rewind the tape and go back a year going into 2022, we talked about this extensively year in two years ago. There's a big spread between value and growth stocks. That there are growth companies mentioned this a little bit to trade at crazy valuations. I think our first podcast was actually on the fangs was on this topic. We kept it off, talking about U.S. tech and how expensive. The fangs were, meanwhile, value stocks were about average. Emerging market stocks were about average foreign stock strategy in the U.S. tech was expensive. Everything's come down. In the aggregate, when everything comes down, you still have some of the growth areas of the market, not stand out to really attractive right now, still a little expensive. Which means there's more room to go down on the growth side. But value that started as reasonably priced, then went down 15 to 20%. We think there are some bargains out there. And you're especially seeing it overseas. We started talking about emerging markets in China in particular. I think a couple episodes ago. Sure. And China's really turned. So I think in Q four, China was up 15 to 20%. So Chinese markets moving at two businesses in a 2023. And I think China stock markets are up about 5% this year. So I think that there's a San there's always a bull market somewhere. And it's just not as simple as over in a recession. It's going to be a bad year for stocks. So that's where being value investors looking at some of these markets that were reasonably valued to begin with went down with everything else in 2022. So a good place to have an allocation and don't try and be too cute. And bob, you know, because I've been looking at some of those numbers as well.
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Which has a tournament this week. The important John stash ever Bloomberg sports movie. Okay, John, thanks, S&P futures up 15 points down futures up 82 NASDAQ futures up 64 points, ten year treasury old 3.16%. Nymex crude moving up a touch higher up two tenths percent with word of a Russian oil price cap potentially coming out of the G 7 summit in the Bavarian Alps. We'll take you live, tube Bavaria, check in with Bloomberg's Maria today O next. This is Bloomberg. And JIT, New Jersey institute of technology makes innovation happen. The university helped biomedical engineering professor Tara Alvarez launch a startup that may revolutionize vision therapy. Our startup through NG it is called oculomotor technology. We create virtual reality, vision therapy in a head mounted display. So it's gaming and basically for sugarcoating the therapy so that children and young adolescents don't even realize they're doing therapy. To accomplish this, we need biomedical engineers, which are here in on GIT campus, a computer scientist, artists, people that are into story development, and then we are collaborating with a lot of the large pediatric medical centers. This idea of a startup culture is extremely important to not just nj, and the national science foundation, but also to the U.S. as a societal hole. And JIT, New Jersey institute of technology, learn more at nj IT dot EDU. Not completing high school is more of a social thing than it was in academic thing. I came out in the 11th grade. Nobody was embracing you. The kids were cruel. It was very difficult to be gay Even though all these years have passed, I still had that longing to have my diploma. The hard part was determining that I was gonna do it. But I definitely didn't do it alone. At age 30, with the help of her mentor, Carissa finished her high school diploma. I have a mentor, Maria. She convinced me to continue my education and to finish what I started to get my diploma. Just never judges. She's a true role model. If you're even considering
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"43s and right now they are priced at 20 cents on a dollar But my sources are telling me they were marked down and some books to as low as 5 cents on the dollar 5 cents I mean that's not good These bonds are basically pricing it at default I believe if we're not going to see the default thing we've got another 30 day grace It's inevitable in my mind Can he help me Purdue Yells good good this year right I know I mean they are good When you look at this You look at Kentucky and Kansas those big four man they operate on such a different level but you know don't ask me you got to ask my son He's really the guru this year He's hitting everything I'm saying what's his face I don't know I try talking to him last night For a test this morning so I don't know you had a physics test Yeah that's what he said So he wouldn't give me the line but tonight I'll have a better feel for it for you Going down in flames I think he's seeing somebody Tom I don't know I can't keep a line on this He says a physics test today I think he does Remember those Yeah I do remember those actually The only reason I got physics was course three two beer Damien thank you Thank you So a Sweeney's like no today afternoon Exactly She's just up 15 of 31.07 We need to get the markets open Stay with us This is Bloomberg Cyber progressive snapshot can save you money based on how you drive and how much you drive So the safer you drive the more money you could save Now if you didn't hear that because you were looking at your phone while driving let me say it again Seriously put down your phone That is so unsafe If you didn't do stuff like use your phone while driving you could save money with progressive snapshot but saving or not just put it down And if you did hear it the first.
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And at Bloomberg quick take He's a Bloomberg business lash From Bloomberg world Hank water as I'm Charlie peloton another record today for the S&P 500 Index the 66 record of 2021 the benchmark gage poised for the second biggest number of annual records ever only behind 1995 Tech stocks drove equities to a record today It was a wonderful session ahead of tomorrow's options expiration S&P up 15 up three tenths of 1% NASDAQ up 72 of four tenths of 1% and as that 100 index up by 1.1% and to be sure all three at records Interesting day though because the Dow was down 60 points dropped there at two tenths of 1% Cisco weighed on the down today after earnings Cisco Systems down 5 and a half percent After the bell we did hear from Applied Materials It is the biggest maker of machinery that's used to manufacture semiconductors apply material shares now down after ours by just about 5% Tenure yield 1.59% gold at 1859 yards West Texas intermediate crude up 8 tenths of 1% 79 O one of barrel I'm Charlie call it that is a Bloomberg business flash You're listening to Bloomberg sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio The White House has some breaking news today Finally announcing the nominees for.
"up 15 %" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Stick on the downside. Boeing one salesforce dot com 23 M one that's about it s and P up. 15 NASDAQ up 31 NASDAQ 151 and It was just all over the map today, but finished on a decent note. Why Semiconductors. The semiconductors were acting like crap. On Thursday, rolling over badly. Reverse late in the day still finished down. Since then, just straight back up in a little little V shape. Getting near the highs again. Break out of the semiconductor index. Would be good news. I have yet to do. The scans on the group will go through all the names. It's interesting that I can't find many real strong names in the group and video stands out. But after that, most things look like they're just kind of sort of range bound. But got to believe they something starts busting out. If the Index does Such socks was up. 40 transports down 33 May I state the Dow started down 100, the NASDAQ Up 50. And then the Dow was up 100. The NASDAQ was down 30. And then did the nice little drifted, drifted drift until the close and finish that pretty darn well Now you're going to report to you. Well, we hit a new high, just letting you know advance the Kleins was again putrid today. The Russell 2000 was hardly up. It remains a big cap affair, a large cap affair. Not small. We've had days with the NASDAQ's been up 150. Advanced declines on the NASDAQ were 1200 to 2800. Why Google? Facebook. Amazon Microsoft..
"up 15 %" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Philadelphia will take on the Cubs tonight. Cubs trying to snap an 11 game losing streak before cast from the WGN Chicago Weather Center right now, 84 degrees in Chicago. Expecting that the temperatures could drop a little bit as rain maybe coming in 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures should drop in the mid sixties tonight. Tomorrow at 20% chance of early morning rain clouds will decrease throughout the day. Temperatures will climb into the lower seventies colour lakeside. Your money on W G. M the down now surging up to 113 points above water. The NASDAQ is up 15 in the S and P 500 is up. 17.5 points right now around Chicago Land. It's still looking very nice. 71 degrees in Waukegan 86 degrees at O'Hare 90 degrees at midway. 85 degrees on the lakefront. I'm Jordan Burn Field on Chicago's very own. 7 20 w g N Will Tampa Bay wrap up this town? Mhm. So it's 2 35 Santa Duplantis here with you this Wednesday afternoon, the president is he departed. I think he's taken off, and one of the reasons I'm told is because of that severe weather. The thunderstorms likely near Crystal Lake that moved through, so he didn't take questions from reporters or anything like that. But we'll learn more about his visit. What he had to say Whatever questions he did take along the way. Greg Pratt from the Tribune will be joining us. But right now, one of the things that happened today was Mayor Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. Both greeted President Biden as he landed here at O Hare, and the mayor said she was going to talk to him about violence and she.
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"From APP stores days after its US listing S and P 500 retreating from a record as US markets reopened after the Independence Day holiday. Energy shares leading declines. We begin with crude oil West Texas Intermediate Down 2.4%. 73 40 a barrel Brent the global benchmark 74 58 right now down. 3.3% tenure. Yield. 1.37% 10 Years up 15 30 seconds the S and P down 19 a drop of 5/10 of 1%. The Dow's down 279 off session lows down 8/10 of 1% as stack down, 18 dropped their of 1/10 of 1%. NASDAQ 100 Index on the plus side, now up by 1/10 of 1%. Russell 2000 down by just about 1.6%. Apple shares higher after the iPhone maker is on track for its sixth straight positive session, JPMorgan Chase wrote that the stock quote for the time being, it is time to start buying again. Apple shares right now. Are up by 1.1% Recapping tenure Yield 1.37% s and P Down 19 down 5/10. I'm Charlie Paletta. Tim, That is a Bloomberg business Flash. Thank you so much. Charlie Pellet, let's get to the market drivers report. And joining us now is crazy. Gupta Markets live reporter at Bloomberg News. She's with me in the Bloomberg inactive broker studio, also with me. Dave Wilson, stocks editor at Bloomberg News in the Bloomberg Interactive. Brokers Studio Little party in here, guys on this Tuesday afternoon. It's good to see both of you, Dave take us into today's trade.
"up 15 %" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The Bulls and the Bears. I am Aaron and I will be the bear today. And that leaves Nigel with all the bowl again. I'm always full of bull. You got it? No. You know what if you if this is your first time listening, I want to explain. Um I'm always kind of the bare on this. I represent myself his bare, But neither myself or Nigel is really a bear. We're not. We do expect it to go up the markets to go up and exactly what Aaron saying is, we don't necessarily expect every stock out there to go up because that's unrealistic. But the index is the major companies like the S and P 500. You have 500. Actually 505 companies inside of one index those or what We expect to continue to go up. They go to market performers on and for those of you are unfamiliar with indexes. Indexes are kind of like a mutual fund that is not active. Well, it's it's mutual fund. It's just the standard and poor's just doesn't charge fees, no fees, and actually, it's awesome. It pays dividends. It does so, really, you're making better out on this deal. I like the index is not not a fan of some of the other things, but I like indexes at any rate. Yeah. So we've got the indexes we do expect them for most of the time to go up. But I also expect them some of the time to go down, and therefore I'm always well I'm always preaching that you need to guard against the down. Right. And so risk management is a big thing to me. And so I I will always be talking a little bit bearish just to make sure that That our enthusiasm is a little bit curved and with we continue to have risk management on everything, and people don't spend every dollar they have and not protected. Yes, yeah. Risk management. I can't tell you how important that is. It's the separation. Separation between the amateur and the professional lists and back to the Bulls. Embarrassing real quick. I'm most people don't know. And I especially did not know before this was explained to me. The reason we call it bulls and bears. It's a buy their attack styles, which I thought was strange but bears as they attack they swipe down symbol in a down market and has bowls swipe up. We have not market. That's why we use the bullish, embarrassed type of terminology, Orange down, two up or claws up to down, either where top to down talking so there it's going to go down. The attack and bull is here now. That's important concept also because most people know how to We're not. Most people know how how revenue or income is created when it's going down, Toe up, right? Yeah, low sell high. Most people don't understand how to do Income revenue, Whatever When it's going, it's already high, and it's going down. But in both cases you can turn that into income. It can be a positive thing. You just have to be positioned correctly, exactly every which way the market wants to move. There are opportunities out there for you to take advantage of it. One of the important things that we talked about in our In our three hour introductory class exact that come, It's complimentary. There's no reason not to go to that complimentary class, and there's an awful lot that you could get out of it. Come and see our our strategy, right? Our methodology. Where did how we pick Tohru get in where to get out, plus the risk management behind it. That makes it his strategy. Exactly Come in. Give us you know, give us a call and get signed up for that class by calling 84 48 Trader. That's 8448872337 again. 8448872337 give us call get signed up a lot of great information and you know And there's their strategies and methodologies out there. That might just make your day. Hopefully we're month. Yeah, your life will shoot small. I mean, in a non training for the rest of my life, So I would say it made my life but Well, you know, this is something he hooked on. Right? It is. It's Yeah. I can't leave it alone. All right. So, um, yeah, we were talking about Netflix and the thinking behind it. And for those of you who weren't there in the last segment, Netflix gapped up $70. Which was a 15% jump overnight, Okay? Yeah. The surprise because this came at the same time is as quarterly earnings. The surprise was only 3%. But we gapped up 15%. Not only that, but if you're looking at it from a business perspective, just this year alone, Netflix has had some new competition that might turn into stiff competition in the future. Got Disney. Plus, we've got Apple TV. We've got the new CBS Thing whole bunch of new entrance into the markets in this digital streaming type industry, right? But Still because there was that subscription surprise. They got more than they thought they were going to think they've got two million more subscribed to million subscribers. More than they they thought they were going to be a big difference. It is right. It is. But yeah, the stock jumped 15%. Now. Do I think that that shouldn't have happened. And my answer is no, not in this environment. Actually, I would have been surprised if if it hadn't jumped up that much with this much of a surprise, not because From a traditional standpoint, it should have gone up 15% because, you know a 3% surprise and 15% gap. That's big, right? There's a little bit of a disparity there, especially with the competition that they're now facing. However. People aren't thinking long term. The market's not playing long term the markets playing short term and there's a lot of Enthusiasm. Let's call it enthusiasm in the market, which means that little things are going to turn into big things. Everything's going to be amplified in this market. And so no Yeah, I'm not surprised that it went up 15%. Is it going to stay up? 15% is the real question. So is this a short term player a long term play? My boy. My vote is short term. Well, I don't think it's even a play anymore. The move is done. The move happened right, so people who listen to this this type of stuff They see. Oh, we'll test those up 20% over the last month or whatever, or Netflix is up 15% of the day and they're like, Oh, I gotta buy that. No, you're if you're buying it at the all time high. That's the worst place to buy it. Because now you're buying it at the very highest prices possibly been all right now What we're not saying is you should be shorting this right now. I know there's no reason to do that. Yeah s o. Understand the psychology of what's going on. And what we tell our students is. We don't fight. We don't we don't fight the mo mentum right if it's got upward momentum. Let's not fight it now. Is it going to drop?.
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"Look to the voters and those voters who support President Trump. A number of them were. I've spoken to have said that they are Trump supporters first before they belonged to any party. And so the question is number one. How will those voters continue to support Trump as he loses his platform as president in the White House and number two? How will that impact elections? Will we see lawmakers still want to be in step with Trump as we saw for the recent Georgia's Senate runoff? Well, we see the party continued to listen to Trump to pay attention to trump or will we see other figures begin to emerge and leave the party in a different direction. Emily Wilkins, just east of the White House here, we welcome all of you to our simulcast on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg television here. The D eight o'clock our futures up 15 down features of 40 a lift to the market on a day of history for the United States of America. Jonathan Farrow, Lisa brand Woods and Tom Keen. Thank you for joining us through the day, David Westin in 11:11 A.m. will move to the swearing in of of President Biden right now, the helicopter and the cell phone of the White House. John Farrell. I want to direct our attention to what we'll see in a half an hour, which is Mr and Mrs Biden coming out of Blair house, where traditionally they would stay. And going in beginning the festivities of the day. The celebration of the day. I mean, it's odd in that it's one part Ah, unique process by President Trump and another part John Farrell, of Mr Biden really hearkening to great tradition. And some tradition is one thing. But policy making is another. And I think the tradition is, of course important, but this year You're walking into a real crisis. Tom, a real crisis, a pandemic that continues to take many people's lives in a threshold in the United States of America. Went through 400,000 in the last 24 hours. There is real work to do. There is no honeymoon down in Washington, D. C. Let's be clear about that. I think the events of the last two weeks prove their underlying it and Tom, I think the way that That transfer of power will take place today through the next several hours in the United States of America, underlies that these are not normal times, nothing normal about it. There's real work to do still, and they're gonna have to hit the ground running. I don't think they get 100 days. I don't think they get 100 days to sit there and wait and I don't think they expect they will, either They've been talking about the failures of this administration. Since this administration walked into the White House on people will want to see results and see results quickly. The vaccination program will be a real test of that. How quickly can things improve their OK there pretty good compared to the rest of the world right now. On the vaccination front. Tom needs to get a whole lot better. Glimmers here in the last few days of maybe some better trends in the United States. But as I said earlier a few days ago, I didn't extrapolation out to the shocking statistic of half a million. And it's unfortunately sooner rather than later the schedule here for this hour and think, too. So our producers for giving us this and this is already amended. The president eight o'clock Andrews. We're late on that at 804 Wall Street time. 8 20, the president, with comments at Andrews, Mr Biden leaving Blair house at 8 30. I assume that will be on schedule and he will attend church, a bipartisan effort. It's ST Matthew's Catholic Church, the Cathedral of the Catholic Church in Washington D. C right now Greg Valya joins us with a F G. I've noted everybody in Washington reads each and every morning. And Greg. I do want to talk about something we've really avoided this morning is John Farrow mentions? We get right to work. And part of that work is impeachment. What will we see this Wednesday and Thursday? On impeachment. Yeah. Hi, Tom. Good morning. Everybody talks about unity, and I know it's going to be a big thing for Joe Biden. But we have a different trial coming up that I think will be better. I think it will drag on for two or three weeks. I think they probably will fail. I think it could make Donald Trump look like a martyr. I think it'll complicate Joe Biden's agenda so right away after talking about unity, we could that and I would just also Anton the Janet Yellen hearing yesterday. Was not that unified. The Republicans pushed back hard on new spending. Yeah, well, that's exactly where I wanted to go. This idea that we talk about unity. And yet we have these divisions that are getting just deeper. Do you feel momentum behind this $1.9 Trillion plan, Or do you think this is going to drag out for months far longer than the market is pricing in? I think this moment, um behind a plan. I'm not sure it's this plan that has a lot of money for state and local governments for minimum wage. I think we'll get something but I don't think it will be 1.9 Trillion. I think we could get a deal by the end of February. But the Republicans really showed their hand yesterday that they don't want anything this expensive. 1.9 trillions the number. What do you think it comes down to, Greg? Well, I've been saying something around 15. I think maybe 1415 I think that is doable. The Democrats have to hold on to every one of their 50 senators. And I'm not convinced, John that they've got all 50. They might have 48. They might have 49. So this will I think, boil down to negotiations between Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell great value with us with a G E. F and he will stay with us at this moment, Kevin so really at the Capitol overlooking the West front The capital, Emily Wilkens, just east of the White House of Freedom Plaza, is we wait the president of the United States to leave now seven minutes behind schedule, not a surprise with that The helicopter awaits for the trip to Andrews as well. Great value is so much of this, and we just talked to where there's the Post pollster for conservative at Republicans, is Republicans. Acting fast to get ready for 2022 primaries. What would you expect to see from conservative Southern Republicans? Well, it is amazing. Isn't it time that we're already talking about? Translate to, But that's Washington. So a couple of points I'd make number one. I do think that the Republicans will hit hard on the issue of taxes and spending. I think the country doesn't want big new taxes. I think that's going to be a potent argument for them s so I think that the other point I'd make is that historically a first term president. In his first midterm election, loses about 5% of House and Senate seats. If I were to lose 5% of House and Senate seats, he'd lose both houses. Greg, I want you to talk about the silence of Mr Hoover. Mr Roosevelt long ago and far away in the early days of the Depression without question that quiet is car ride in the history of our presidents..
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"Zack, Help show CBS Sports Radio Coming up 15 minutes from now, Josh Cribbs not gonna be in the house. He's probably still taking it to the house. And I'll probably give us like 102 Yard kickoff return performance coming up in about 15 minutes on CBS Sports Radio's to preview some or air we go, browed is here we go. And the Kansas City. How about those Chiefs, Browns and chiefs this weekend? If you could pick an upset, trace If you could just say it doesn't you don't have Ah, realistic thought of it happening. You don't have to tell me that. You think it's gonna happen? Because I think you're Pixar in lock. Step with me, right? You took the Ravens over the bills. You're taking the Packers over the Rams. You're taking the bucks over the saint. And you're taking the Chiefs over the Cleveland Browns. Right? Correctamundo. That's what you're all going bang for for for so the one upset. We have their out of those pics of the two upsets. We have out of those picks on the spread. Ravens and the Bucks are the two upsets. I don't know how you're making this picks for the other games on the spread. We'll do that later on in the show, But if you could just toss that everything we just said And the team that is an underdog that you personally Want to see when? Who would that Team Bay. So you have the four options of either the Ravens. You could also take the Rams. You could also take the Browns or you could take The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What underdog If you could just wave the magic wand and say, Poof, you're in the Ames here NFC title game. Who's the underdog? It you're rolling with? I would go with the Ravens for this reason. Wow. They not expect that. Really? Yeah. You know, I was gonna say the grounds. Yeah. I apologize. I left the room would say the Browns are America's team move over Dallas Cowboys. I'm a gym room. Mama can Carmen Cleveland Browns America's team? You know why Is everyone loves Rocky. Everyone loves the lovable loser that eventually turns into a winner. How many years have the Cleveland Browns been? That lovable loser have been that underdog have been that embarrassment. We look at the Browns and we say, Cleveland those shot Guarantee 45 wins are they could have the first picture not in the draft. That's usually the question. And last year they teased us all this talent. No, they didn't get the job done a clown show with Freddie Kitchens. And now, how about the Cleveland Browns? They have 12 wins on the year 11 the regular season and then they got their first playoff victory since 1995 in their first playoff the parents since the 2000 and two Regular season as they smothered the Steelers last week, so I personally would go with the Browns there. But you explained to me your reasoning. Why you go with the Ravens? Is it just cause the Lamar Jackson storyline and how he gets a lot of unfair criticism last two years, even with winning the league MVP because I could rock with Lamar Jackson story line if that's the case. Not Lamar specifically, but more when I think you have a head next week, when it's Lamar versus Patrick Holmes, the last two MVPs to win the trophy, Lamar, the Ravens struggled against the Chiefs. I think they're going three for Thomas taken. Obviously, the Monday night game was a debacle for them. They are rolling. They would be beating the bills. You would go in with so much mental, just let's see they they actually can push the Chiefs. Make it a game. It's actually funny that you bring up this year's match up. I almost forgot that they played but remember how one sided. That was, and that was really one of those games where people said Okay, you're starting to jump off the bandwagon of the Ravens because the Ravens I compare him to the Bucks, and I talk about Tampa Bam talk about Milwaukee, where they had an M v p who did not play well in the postseason, so they were perceived a lot like the Bucks last year during the regular season, Yang is coming off one m V P ended up winning another, but it didn't matter what they did until the playoffs. And really for the Ravens, the only time they really had an opportunity to impress this year in the regular season. Where the game's up against Pittsburgh, and then they lost both of them. The second one didn't really count, though, because of covert and as the Ravens had won 20 players on the covert list for that game. That's an exaggeration. I think that was like, I think the number was actually 22 or 23, something like that, and then also that Chiefs game but the first two games Lamar Mahomes They were close games one score. I think both of them, but they were both really close games. But I kind of look past the one this year because it seems as if it's so many years ago, and in reality, it's only a few months ago. Yeah, That would be fun. If you get me a F. C championship weekend, Nance Romo's CBS trip to the Super Bowl trip to Tampa Bay trip to Super Bowl 55. You get to market it. Lamar Jackson and John Harbaugh with the Baltimore evens going up against the reigning Super Bowl champions, Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. Yeah, that would be fun. Now you wouldn't like it, though, if it was marketed as Has seen North divisional showdown. And the Conference championship round. A few weeks ago, This game was played. It was the poop game. It's the Baltimore Ravens. Hopefully, Lamar Jackson doesn't get the runs this time, and he just runs all over the Cleveland Browns defense. It's the Mark Jackson the Baltimore Ravens up against the Browns is the Browns, The Cleveland Browns? A Baker Mayfield. Now that doesn't have the same sizzle and pop. As Ravens chiefs, but it does have some sizzle in some pop. Plus, you could turn the last game. How was an instant classic? I mean, argued about one of maybe the best game of the dreams of the year. Now let me go the other way. Would you rather see? Buffalo. Kansas City. Would you add to see Buffalo Browns? Personally. I'd rather see now Buffalo Kansas City may be the better game,.
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"Challenged the curfew, saying it violates Governor Greg Abbott's executive order on business operations. I'm Brian shook And I'm Charlie Pellets. APP Bloomberg World headquarters. The 2020 Trading year is behind us. It is on to 2021 stocks climbed to a record on the year's final trading day amid thin trading, the S and P and the Dow turned positive and ended at records. Alicia Levin is chief strategist for investment management. Bank of New York Mellon. If you were not invested, not invested on the five largest updates. Your returns were minus 20%, meaning there was a 35% difference in return for nothing invested on the five largest updates, and I think that's something to think about it. Never seen it spread like that before. And Chuck Lieberman, chief investment officer at advisers, Capital Management, says it was a year of two very different markets. 2020 was a year where The market was up 15% or more, but very little was up. 15% technology was up 50%, 100% 150% and the airlines hotels. Those companies, not one of the Mitch positive, They're all down sharply for the year. Wall Street will be looking ahead to next week's December jobs. Report. Ah, Laura Rain, chief economist at FS Investments will be focusing on corporate hiring. You know, we really need to see companies bringing back those permanent jobs offer household job security. That's at the end of the day over long cycles without stimulus checks. That's what really burnishes the household confidence. Consumer confidence that drives our economy for the year. The S.
"up 15 %" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Lakers. Spurs did lose, but after the game, Hammond said, Obviously it's a big deal and the substantial moment I'm Brian Show. And I'm Charlie Pellets. APP Bloomberg World headquarters. The 2020 Trading year is behind us. It is on to 2021 stocks climbed to a record on the year's final trading day amid thin trading, the S and P and the Dow turned positive and ended at records. Alicia Levin is chief strategist for investment management. Bank of New York Mellon. If you were not invested, not invested on the five largest updates. Your returns were minus 20%, meaning there was a 35% difference in return for nothing invested on the five largest updates, and I think that's something to think about it never seen a spread like that before. And Chuck Lieberman, chief investment officer at advisers, Capital Management, says it was a year of two very different markets. 2020 was a year where The market was up 15% or more, but very little was up. 15% technology was up 50%, 100% 150% and the airlines hotels. Those companies, not one of them is positive. They rolled down sharply for the year. Wall Street will be looking ahead to next week's December jobs. Report. Ah, Laura Rain, chief economist at FS Investments will be focusing on corporate hiring. You know, we really need to see companies bringing back those permanent jobs offer household job security..