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A highlight from Apathy Among YSAs
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on leading saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each episode, individual which we will link in the show notes. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Kastrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At The Table. Welcome to the At The Table podcast. I'm Jared Pearson. I'm here with Kami. Hi. And we're really excited today to be having Wendy Ulrich on our show, and we'd like to start with a little bit of introduction on Wendy's behalf. I don't know what's the most relevant here. I'm a psychologist by training, and I've served on the General Relief Society Council for a couple of years. Retired from that in August and taught at BYU, written some books. So right now, teaching institute down for a YSA stake in Provo, and really enjoying that. My husband and I do that every week, have for a couple of months, several years now. The whole time COVID's been running in before, so that's where we are. And met Jared in one of those institute classes and wards down there. So nice to see you again. Let me just say that was a wonderful institute class and probably still is. I need to attend again. But today I think we're talking a little bit about apathy and the YSAs and how to kind of tackle that, what it looks like. And I just want to pose the question first to you, Wendy. Is there apathy in the YSA setting or in YSA wards among both participants or leaders or what have you seen, especially in your assignments, to a ward down in Provo? The ward that we've been involved with, the stake we've been involved with, are some of the most remarkable young adults. I think I know the two people sitting in front of me on the screen that I can see a little of anyway being among them. So you tell me, what do you think about that? You're more engaged in that group with that audience. You've got more connections than I do. What do you think the issue is there? I also have been surrounded by great friends and I've been part of great wards and stakes. At the same time, I have also noticed a lot of those great friends kind of step away from the church or they just have no interest in being a part of the church anymore. And I feel like a lot of the things that I've gathered from them are just social things that are going on. The majority of them have felt like a lot of the things that they want to do that society is offering them are conflicting with their beliefs and they just decide not to have that conflict anymore and they want to do things that feel right for them. And they decide that, in their own words, that the church or the gospel is something that has served them, but not anymore. That's what I've noticed in my experience with my friends and in my community. I've had a really similar experience. Typically, I feel like I've had a very pleasant experience in wards and different activities and I've been surrounded with wonderful people who make me feel really included. On the flip side, I've had the opportunity to both serve in colonies where I'm in contact with people or just friends. We're a little bit disenfranchised with both going to church and being actively engaged in a lot of church -type things. This could be in the form of they get a calling and they start doubting like, why is this even a calling? And I'll be honest, sometimes I doubt it when it's like your calling is to empty the second trash can on the right. And I say, oh, that's interesting. Did you get set apart though? Was that pleasant? And they said, yeah, it was wonderful. It's a little bit weird. And I'm like, yeah, I understand that. On the other hand, sometimes it's, you know, my parents have been really involved in this. I'm doing it to make them proud, but I'm sort of not feeling it. And that's a lot more frequent. I had it in the past, but it's not really doing anything for me now, like what Cammy was saying. And that's more frequent than I feel like finding someone in the church to have problems with. It's just not finding enough there to begin with. And at least that's how I'd addressed apathy in the church rather than like antagonism inside as well. Yeah, I think that's helpful to think about. When have been the times in our lives when we felt most committed and engaged with something and what are the times when it no longer really seems to be serving us? A lot of times there are, I think there's a whole group of people for whom the apathy is really sort of about fear, fear of getting really engaged. Maybe I don't really feel like I'm capable of handling this, or, you know, I don't really find it. I'm a little nervous about really getting involved, but I think more often what I hear the two of you describing is more of a feeling of, this isn't really working for me. It doesn't really seem like I'm as engaged as I want to be. I'm not finding meaningful, purposeful things to do as part of my church experience that really helped me live my values in ways that matter to me or build relationships or develop talents or gifts that are important to me. And that's where I think good leadership can really come in and be really important. As leaders, I think sometimes we're trying to sort of spare people. We recognize how busy young single adults can be and how important their education is or their work or their relationships or things that they're doing. So we're trying to maybe not get them too busy because we don't want to overwhelm people. But on the other hand, sometimes there's just not enough to do to make it feel like a meaningful experience at church. And then people kind of give up. We know a little bit about what helps people feel committed and involved with something and gives us a sense of purpose in our lives, of well -being in our lives. And in a lot of ways, the church is great at that stuff. We know people are getting clearer about their values and what matters to them, what they care about, what they really want out of life. And they're seeing ways to live those values. That's one of the things that gives us a sense of meaning and purpose. And the church can do a fantastic job of giving people a sense of what the purpose of life is, what the plan is, what values will help us find happiness and satisfaction in life. But when those are not aligning particularly well, that can certainly be one of the issues that can begin to create a feeling of, I don't know if this is really what I want and if these values are really consistent with what I care about, what I believe. So helping people get clearer about what do you want out of life, what does matter to you can be an important step in addressing that particular issue. Have you ever had anybody kind of ask you questions about, you know, what do you want out of life and thought about what matters to you, what values are important to you? If somebody were to ask you that, do you feel like you could define that pretty clearly at this point or are you still exploring that? Where are you on those kinds of issues? Because of the knowledge of the gospel that I received a few years ago, I have a clearer understanding of what my goals are, what my dreams are, the things that I want to achieve in life. And for me, the gospel is the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me. It came at an age that was a really hard age. I'm an immigrant and I was 16 and my parents had separated at the moment and I was new to the United States, didn't speak the language, and had a lot of questions about my worth, my purpose, and everything about my life. And that's when I met the missionaries were when the gospel came into my life and it me gave all of these answers that I didn't really know I was looking for. And I have held on to those truths and to all the things that I've learned in the church, in the gospel, all these years. And it has given me a new perspective and a new purpose in life that I don't know how I lived my life without all of these truths and knowledge. So yes, if someone were to ask me, I would be able to tell them what my dreams and goals are because of the knowledge that I have now. Kenny, thank you for sharing that. That's really helpful to me and inspiring to me. I think sometimes the apathy can come when we've lived with these things all of our lives and we haven't really explored them for ourselves. We haven't really seen the contrast that you've experienced. And I'm delighted to know that as you came out of a different place from taking the church sort of for granted that you found a lot of answers here and direction and help. And whether we've been in the church all our lives or we're just finding it for the first time, that's the experience every one of us needs to have at some level. I remember as a young woman, I think 13 years old coming into a Sunday school class for the first time and sort of coming out of primary not very long and thinking, is there anything new here? Is there anything I haven't heard before? Is there any reason to sort of hang around here at the ripe old age of probably 13? And coming into a Sunday school class with a really dynamic teacher who knew the gospel really well and taught me things I'd never really heard or experienced. And I thought, I want to know more about this and began to really do a search of my own. So sometimes it takes a really good teacher, a really good leader to sort of wake our brains up and inspire us to feel like some of the questions we have in life are being answered here. We can find direction. We can find opportunities here to find values and goals and dreams that are important to us. I love Whitney Johnson, who talks about, she's got a book on dating your dreams. She talks about dreams and that it's not just, you don't just automatically know what you want to be when you grow up. You have to sort of figure that out as you go. And as you, she talks about the importance of sort of exploring our dreams and trying things and figuring these things out because we have experience with them. And I think that's one of the things that college and work are so helpful with is giving us an opportunity to experience ourselves in different settings, to get the skills that we need to be able to be successful at something really goes a long way in deciding, yeah, this is what I want to do. You can't really know you want to be a concert pianist until you've got enough skill to be a really good pianist. And that takes a long time. And I think we forget sometimes that the gospel and the church can be the same way. We have to get good at it in order to really feel like I can do this. And I love it when I do, when I'm engaged here and I'm involved with this, I begin to realize that this is exciting. There's stuff here that matters to me. I am learning. I am growing. I'm developing some skills that help me feel confident that I can live the gospel and I can be a disciple of Christ in a meaningful way.
Fresh update on "utah" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"All the shenanigans we've been seeing over the last few weeks, not just yesterday. We had this disastrous CR And of course a motion to vacate the speaker's chair yesterday. A lot going on. This has been a nasty political couple of weeks. As the US Senator from Utah, our good friend Mike Lee. Senator, thanks for joining the show. We appreciate it. Thank you, Dan. It's always good to be on the show with you. Yeah, it's always good talking to you. You can translate a lot of the mechanics of what's going on up there for me. I know, obviously, you're on the Senate side. What happened yesterday was on the House side. But you know, you guys share the complex together. You guys know each other. So your general thoughts on what happened yesterday? I think you kind of know where I stand. I think, unfortunately, a lot of this gets lost in the personalities, which we need to scrap. We need to focus on throwing the conservative football down the field, not necessarily the hairstyle of whoever's throwing it. So your thoughts on what happened yesterday? I couldn't agree more, and especially as one who recently has ceased to have a hairstyle. I don't think it should be based on that. It definitely shouldn't be based on personalities. We need to govern as elected officials who are conservatives on the basis of conservative principles, not personalities. And to that end, it's important anytime people want to make decisions to focus on the policies themselves and on what they want to accomplish. And it's the prerogatives members of in the House when they decide that a change is what they want to move things forward. Not everybody agreed with them, but it's still their prerogative. And it's a prerogative that really arose out of a feeling that things have worked the same way in Washington for far too long. That the top leaders in both houses of Congress, Republican and Democrat, collude together year after year after year to produce the same failed pattern that predictably results in omnibus spending bills crammed down members throats at the end of December, shortly before Christmas, under the sort of threat of a shutdown. This is wrong. And I think it was some of those concerns that animated those who moved to vacate the chair yesterday. You're so right. We're talking to Senator Mike Lee. You know, you and I have kind of discussed this before that I think the scope gets so lost in like, well, hate I this guy and this guy's a sellout and this guy wants to be on Fox and this dude's got hair and this dude is he, you know, he just cares about lobbyists that we actually forget about what matters. And I think the Republican caucus, one of our failures that has been just mammoth in is size we have this general failure to read the room and you just summed it up. This effort yesterday, Senator, would have failed completely and fallen on its face if Republicans just in the last 30 years would have said like, no, we're drawing a red line. We're not agreeing to governing by omnibus and CR anymore. Regular orders there for a reason. This is no way to Run world's the most prosperous democracy. And we're not doing it. If we had done this, people would have been like, Yeah, OK, we can trust these guys. They've done it before, but they didn't read the room. We've been getting screwed over since the this is just a symptom of it. They didn't read the room. They didn't read our room with our people, our voters voters who showed up to get every one of these guys elected. And you're right. This could have turned out differently. Had things moved forward differently in the last 30 years or 10 years or five years or even the last, I don't know, 90 days. because in that circumstance, had they read the room, our room, the conservative room better for setting aside the conservative room, just the room of hardworking Americans who would like to to believe that our spending bills, the spending decisions, our decision to adopt a $2 trillion annual deficit, adding to our already $33 trillion debt, that those decisions are made deliberately and not written in secret by what I call the law firm of Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy, and Jeffries. We'll have to rename it now, setting the penultimate name. But had there been any sense that there was any effort to depart from that and that members weren't going to get hoodwinked into voting for something bad again, this would have turned out very, very differently. So I don't think any of this should be about personalities. I don't think it was about personalities yesterday. It was about wanting a different, a better process, and more importantly, a better outcome. Yeah. By the way, I really appreciate your use of the word penultimate, one of my favorites. You're a very educated man. That's what I always liked about you. I have a theory that never hang around with stupid people. Always be the dumbest guy in the room. because if you're the dumbest guy in the room, you'll always leave smarter. Never, ever go into a room being the smartest guy. That's why That's I why like to hang around with you. But on the Senate side, I want to dig into something too, because you've got your own issues over there. Senator McConnell's been in charge for a really long time, and you've got your own issues on the Senate side. We seem to be arguing on the Senate side, which you're experienced with more over Ukraine funding than a real border. And Senator, I get it. I'm not a simple minded guy. I've traveled to almost 40 countries around the world and spoken with militaries and security folks in all of them. World's a complicated place. I get it. But the United States is a complicated place too. And I get we can walk and chew gum, but I'm not willing to shut down the government over Ukraine funding. I'm sorry. story. And yet it seems Mitch McConnell and a lot of swampies over there on your side are obsessed with Ukraine Ukraine over the priorities of the United States, causing us damage in the process. Yeah, there's a ubiquitous obsession in Congress with Ukraine funding. Now, look, I, they're I feel they're polite and I know they're in a tough spot. I don't like and I'm not a fan of Russia. Nonetheless, none of those things mean that this is our war to fight either their directly or through a proxy. We have moreover sent $113 billion to Ukraine already just in the last year or so alone. And so, meanwhile, our NATO allies in Europe, in whose back door all of this is taking place have not ponied up nearly to the same degree. There's no reason why we should continue to fight this war as if it were ours. It's not, especially considering that Russia has nuclear weapons and it has a lot of nuclear weapons. That doesn't mean that under no circumstances do we go to a war against that nation. But we ought to go into it with a clear mind that that's what we've been doing. We've been going into a war, albeit a war through proxy. We have to tread very, very carefully. And under no circumstances should we turn a blind eye to our $33 trillion debt that the law firm currently wants to extend to the tune of an additional $2 trillion for the next fiscal year, simply so we can make sure that we enter into this proxy war even further without any additional commitment from our European allies. This makes no sense. It also makes no sense that we have no plan to achieve peace there. We have no military strategy that's been ever outlined, not by the president, not by the Pentagon, not anyone. So my response to all of that about more Ukraine funding is thanks, but no thanks. We're talking to Senator Mike Lee from Utah, one of the good guys. And I might say maybe the only politician I know has never let me down. And I want to be clear, me and the senator don't agree on everything. He's never lied to me. That's saying a lot because every other politician, local and federal, has and the only one. Senator, let me ask you a practical question because I've been recommending to my audience that they reach out respectfully to their congressman or representative today and say, listen, you know, we'll be watching this vote and we want a conservative speaker. You're a man. You've been in politics a little while. You were part of the Tea Party Revolution. You stuck to your guns on that. You know, being on the inside, can you please just reaffirm me having run, but you having won? This stuff matters. If you get a thousand emails from constituents in a day that you
Part 3: How Freedom Caucus Members Voted on Kevin McCarthy
"Voted for McCarthy Michael Cloud Texas 27 voted for McCarthy Burgess Owens Utah 4th voted for McCarthy Bob Good Virginia 6th voted against McCarthy Ben Cline Virginia 6th voted for McCarthy Morgan Griffith Virginia 9th voted for McCarthy Alex Tony West Virginia 2nd voted for McCarthy Tom Tiffany Wisconsin 7th voted for McCarthy Harriet Hegeman who replaced Liz Cheney Wyoming at large voted for McCarthy she replaced Liz Cheney who urged Mr. Buck one of the 8th to vote against McCarthy I just went through the list of the freedom caucus. I guess they're all neo -cons, rhinos, sellouts, big government leftists too. Now these people are conservatives who understand everything that's at stake now. The existential threats all around us. Where do you think Hakeem Jeffries is today? Think he's having a party? Now the one question Matt Gaetz has not been asked is when is the last time he spoke to Hakeem Jeffries is or there any of the surrogates or any of the others in the Democrat party? Because it's interesting, Hakeem Jeffries puts out a note this morning and tells all the Democrats to vote against McCarthy when he said it was a party. I wasn't born yesterday. I didn't fall off the two. You're intelligent people. You're wise people. You know what the hell is going on too.
Fresh update on "utah" discussed on Available Worldwide
"And we were trying to self-quarantine a little bit so we didn't get COVID right before we left. But the best you can do when you're having Christmas with your entire family. So we were back in Utah for Christmas with our families and we were getting ready to head back the day after Christmas so that we could make it back to D.C. in time to do our pre-quarantine. Seven day pre-quarantine, exactly. And the day before we left, there was the Southwest like massive cancellation and we were a part of that. And so we were like, we need to get back to D.C. or we're not going to get our quarantine time in before we go to China. And so we were able to get some Delta flights and then but they were like delayed by a day. And then in that extra day's time, we were with my mother-in-law who then tested positive for COVID. Oh, my God. The stress must have been overwhelming. It was terrifying because we were hugging her and like saying our goodbyes. And then like five minutes later, she comes into the kitchen is like, I just tested positive for COVID and I'm like, OK, goodbye. Like leave us alone. You stay on your side of the house. We'll stay on ours. We're going to wear masks for the next like, you know, 10 hours that we're together. And you can't come to the airport to send us off. Sorry, like we don't want to be around you anymore. And it felt so terrible, but I was so scared.
A highlight from YSA Thoughts on YSA-Led Efforts
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on leading saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. help us all follow Jesus Christ together. I'm Jared Pearson, and I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. Welcome to the At the Table podcast. This is a debut podcast where we're going to discuss some important things having to do with YSAs and other people around the church and what new initiatives are going to happen. Specifically, we're going to follow some of the strengthening YSA principles that have been released by the church just recently. And here with us, we have a couple of new guests, and we'll go ahead and let them introduce themselves. My name is John. I'm originally from New Jersey, but I'm here in Utah at the University of Utah. I'm Mary, and I also live here in Utah. I like John, go to the University of Utah, lived here my whole life aside from my mission in Alabama. Well, awesome. We're happy to have you here. How long ago did you serve? I was there a little over two years ago, and I served in a little Spanish branch. Shout out to the Cahaba Spanish branch in Birmingham, Alabama. And then I served for 10 months on the campus at University of Alabama, as well as serving in the family ward there. I would translate all the sacrament meetings, and then I was called back to the Spanish branch to finish out the rest of my So mission. I got to know those two areas very well. They're very near and dear to my heart. That's awesome. John, did you serve a mission? Yeah, I did. I actually served here in Utah, just up in Ogden. So I didn't even know they needed missionaries here in Utah, but I guess so. Yeah, I was here about two years ago, and I loved it. So I just stayed. I just stayed here in Utah, and now I'm going to school. So you're both at school here. So what are you both studying? I'm studying strategic communications and Spanish. Big fan of communicating. Maybe that's why I'm here speaking on a podcast. My major is world languages and cultures for now. That's probably going to change. I don't know, but I've just always kind of had an interest in world languages and cultures. So that's what I'm doing right now. That's cool that you guys served missions and that you loved that and you moved to here. Can you tell us a little bit of your experience here and how you've collaborated with other YSAs and how you've seen that you've been able to lead? Absolutely. I have done a lot within my ward specifically, but also within the institute. And I know institute classes look a lot different depending on where you are living, but basically just being able to gather with YSA has been hugely influential for my life, not just in the way that I've been supported, but in the way that I've been able to serve and connect with others around me. And that includes during COVID, during the time that we couldn't really matter and what connection really is and how to make that time when you gather actually worthwhile.
Fresh update on "utah" discussed on Available Worldwide
"Such a unique experience, too, that we were able to do that for so many years before even the pandemic, too. Yeah, that's like a throwback to pioneer times. You know, you get to have lunch together and dinner and breakfast, you know, spend all sorts of time, take a break in the middle of the day and you're like, my family is still here. Right. And if there is any, like, quote unquote, emergencies with children, like blowouts or whatnot, I was able to just be like, hey, Scott, do you have a minute? Come help me out. And he would be able to help me out a lot of the time if he wasn't in a meeting or whatever. Sweet. So you guys were leading up to this life for a while. In that time, what did you imagine that Foreign Service life would be like for you? Did you think, you know, tea and cookies? What was the what was the vision? So my in-laws joined the Foreign Service when Scott was 10 years old and their first post was in Delhi. And so my mother-in-law had talked a lot about the difficulty of that post. I think it was in 99 that they were there. And so she has some old journal entries just about how the culture shock hit her, which she had grown up overseas and moving around as well. And so the fact that it hit her so hard was interesting to me. So you thought that you also you thought you might also have that kind of sense of getting smacked in the face by the culture once you arrived? Right, exactly. And my family was really worried about me going overseas just because I grew up in Utah and that's pretty much all I ever knew. We lived in Texas for like a year and a half. But other than that, I've always lived in Utah. And so my worldview was quite small and my family just was worried about how hard the culture shock would hit me and whatnot. But we have been so pleasantly surprised with this post. We obviously were expecting a different story than what we ended up with, because when we signed up to come to Guangzhou, it was last fall. I mean, you were here, everybody was in lockdowns and the news was changing every day about how intense the lockdowns were in some places and all the testing you had to do even to go to the grocery store. And they weren't sure when those lockdowns would let up or if COVID-0 would ever end. And so we were mentally preparing for all of that. And then the weeks leading up to us coming was in December of 2022. And all of a sudden, the Chinese government was like, OK, we were quarantining people last week and tragedies were happening. But this week we are done and you don't have to quarantine anymore at all when you come into the country. So I was actually coming back at the same exact time as you because we had just left Guangzhou for our very first trip out of China in three years at around Thanksgiving of 2022. So we were also in America thinking about all those kinds of, oh, we have to go back in quarantine, we got to prepare, go shopping for 21 days of snacks and I better make sure I bring some hot sauce with me. Is that kind of what you guys were doing when you were leading up to the trip? Absolutely. We were preparing all the snacks, worried about what our kids would be able to eat or what they would eat.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
Fresh update on "utah" discussed on Available Worldwide
"So we put all of our stuff in storage, just like we were planning on doing originally, and we took off and we traveled. We are from Utah, so we went south all the way down to Arizona and through New Mexico, all the way to Texas. And then we drove all along the entire coast down to Key West and then we came back through like mid-continent because my sister lives in Arkansas. And then we took a little break and we headed out to California and we did an entire coast along Highway 1, I think it's called the Pacific Coast Highway, and went all the way up California. And we saw, I think, we went through, I think, 25 national parks. And so that was just a really cool experience. But it was Memorial Day at that point. It was coming up on Memorial Day and we were just getting tired of the travel. It was really fun, but we were just getting tired. So we actually cut our trip short and we were going to head up to Washington and Olympic National Park and all those. But we just decided we needed to cool off again for a little while. And so we headed home. We celebrated Memorial Day and then the following Tuesday, Scott sat down and got down to work on starting to apply for jobs. We're like, OK, we need to get back to real life and this is how we're going to do it. So he spent all day applying for jobs and then we woke up the next morning to an email saying, would you like to join the State Department? Wow. So we said, yes, please. This is good timing. And I think about six weeks later, Scott headed out to D.C. and I joined him a couple of weeks after that and the rest is history. So kind of fell into our lap, really good timing. That timing thing, that's a miracle story as far as timing goes. I'm used to having people be like, oh, we had to make this horrible decision. Do we do this? Do we do that? Was I going to lose ten thousand dollars? You're like, no, every time we made a decision the next day, it was confirmed. That's cool. So on that trip, what do you think if, you know, all of us are out here and we're like, oh, we've got home leave in America. Let's go see some national parks. Let's go do some touristing. What kind of what are your recommendations, highlights from the trip? Oh, goodness. We loved seeing caves. The caves in New Mexico were really cool. Something caverns national. That one was really cool. And then in New Mexico, there's also White Sands National Park, which is really cool because it's like the middle of summer and you drive in and it looks like a snowy landscape, but it's warm. We also really we loved when we got up to the redwoods. Oh, my goodness. So beautiful. And we really wish we had been able to continue up into Washington state because I think the life there, like I said about me loving plants, the life and the greenery there is just abundant. And I am sad we didn't get to see more of that. Well, that is the thing to save for your next home leave, I guess. Exactly. And there's, I think, two or three national parks up in Washington state that we would love to hit up. So in this time before you guys started your trip, before you made that decision and Scott was still working remotely, who were you before the Foreign Service? Like what was your what was your life like? I was staying home with my kids for I was home with my kids for the past seven years. And it was such a cool experience, actually, that he was working from home and I was home with my kids and we just got to spend so much time together.
A highlight from YSA Leaders in the Church
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on Leading Saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. So for the next three episodes of the Leading Saints podcast, we will feature the three remaining episodes for the first season of the At the Table podcast. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. Welcome to the At the Table podcast, a production of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. On this podcast, we aim to explore how church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults in their words and stakes. You'll hear from experienced church leaders and young single adults about best practices, inspiring stories, and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast, At the Table. I'm Jared Pearson, and I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this.
Fresh update on "utah" discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on leading saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Kastrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At The Table. Welcome to the At The Table podcast. I'm Jared Pearson. I'm here with Kami. Hi. And we're really excited today to be having Wendy Ulrich on our show, and we'd like to start with a little bit of introduction on Wendy's behalf. I don't know what's the most relevant here. I'm a psychologist by training, and I've served on the General Relief Society Council for a couple of years. Retired from that in August and taught at BYU, written some books. So right now, teaching institute down for a YSA stake in Provo, and really enjoying that. My husband and I do that every week, have for a couple of months, several years now. The whole time COVID's been running in before, so that's where we are. And met Jared in one of those institute classes and wards down there. So nice to see you again. Let me just say that was a wonderful institute class and probably still is. I need to attend again. But today I think we're talking a little bit about apathy and the YSAs and how to kind of tackle that, what it looks like. And I just want to pose the question first to you, Wendy. Is there apathy in the YSA setting or in YSA wards among both participants or leaders or what have you seen, especially in your assignments, to a ward down in Provo? The ward that we've been involved with, the stake we've been involved with, are some of the most remarkable young adults. I think I know the two people sitting in front of me on the screen that I can see a little of anyway being among them. So you tell me, what do you think about that? You're more engaged in that group with that audience. You've got more connections than I do. What do you think the issue is there? I also have been surrounded by great friends and I've been part of great wards and stakes. At the same time, I have also noticed a lot of those great friends kind of step away from the church or they just have no interest in being a part of the church anymore. And I feel like a lot of the things that I've gathered from them are just social things that are going on. The majority of them have felt like a lot of the things that they want to do that society is offering them are conflicting with their beliefs and they just decide not to have that conflict anymore and they want to do things that feel right for them. And they decide that, in their own words, that the church or the gospel is something that has served them, but not anymore. That's what I've noticed in my experience with my friends and in my community. I've had a really similar experience. Typically, I feel like I've had a very pleasant experience in wards and different activities and I've been surrounded with wonderful people who make me feel really included. On the flip side, I've had the opportunity to both serve in colonies where I'm in contact with people or just friends. We're a little bit disenfranchised with both going to church and being actively engaged in a lot of church-type things. This could be in the form of they get a calling and they start doubting like, why is this even a calling? And I'll be honest, sometimes I doubt it when it's like your calling is to empty the second trash can on the right. And I say, oh, that's interesting. Did you get set apart though? Was that pleasant? And they said, yeah, it was wonderful. It's a little bit weird. And I'm like, yeah, I understand that. On the other hand, sometimes it's, you know, my parents have been really involved in this. I'm doing it to make them proud, but I'm sort of not feeling it. And that's a lot more frequent. I had it in the past, but it's not really doing anything for me now, like what Cammy was saying. And that's more frequent than I feel like finding someone in the church to have problems with. It's just not finding enough there to begin with. And at least that's how I'd addressed apathy in the church rather than like antagonism inside as well. Yeah, I think that's helpful to think about. When have been the times in our lives when we felt most committed and engaged with something and what are the times when it no longer really seems to be serving us? A lot of times there are, I think there's a whole group of people for whom the apathy is really sort of about fear, fear of getting really engaged. Maybe I don't really feel like I'm capable of handling this, or, you know, I don't really find it. I'm a little nervous about really getting involved, but I think more often what I hear the two of you describing is more of a feeling of, this isn't really working for me. It doesn't really seem like I'm as engaged as I want to be. I'm not finding meaningful, purposeful things to do as part of my church experience that really helped me live my values in ways that matter to me or build relationships or develop talents or gifts that are important to me. And that's where I think good leadership can really come in and be really important. As leaders, I think sometimes we're trying to sort of spare people. We recognize how busy young single adults can be and how important their education is or their work or their relationships or things that they're doing. So we're trying to maybe not get them too busy because we don't want to overwhelm people. But on the other hand, sometimes there's just not enough to do to make it feel like a meaningful experience at church. And then people kind of give up. We know a little bit about what helps people feel committed and involved with something and gives us a sense of purpose in our lives, of well-being in our lives. And in a lot of ways, the church is great at that stuff. We know people are getting clearer about their values and what matters to them, what they care about, what they really want out of life. And they're seeing ways to live those values. That's one of the things that gives us a sense of meaning and purpose. And the church can do a fantastic job of giving people a sense of what the purpose of life is, what the plan is, what values will help us find happiness and satisfaction in life. But when those are not aligning particularly well, that can certainly be one of the issues that can begin to create a feeling of, I don't know if this is really what I want and if these values are really consistent with what I care about, what I believe. So helping people get clearer about what do you want out of life, what does matter to you can be an important step in addressing that particular issue. Have you ever had anybody kind of ask you questions about, you know, what do you want out of life and thought about what matters to you, what values are important to you? If somebody were to ask you that, do you feel like you could define that pretty clearly at this point or are you still exploring that? Where are you on those kinds of issues? Because of the knowledge of the gospel that I received a few years ago, I have a clearer understanding of what my goals are, what my dreams are, the things that I want to achieve in life. And for me, the gospel is the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me. It came at an age that was a really hard age. I'm an immigrant and I was 16 and my parents had separated at the moment and I was new to the United States, didn't speak the language, and had a lot of questions about my worth, my purpose, and everything about my life. And that's when I met the missionaries were when the gospel came into my life and it gave me all of these answers that I didn't really know I was looking for. And I have held on to those truths and to all the things that I've learned in the church, in the gospel, all these years. And it has given me a new perspective and a new purpose in life that I don't know how I lived my life without all of these truths and knowledge. So yes, if someone were to ask me, I would be able to tell them what my dreams and goals are because of the knowledge that I have now. Kenny, thank you for sharing that. That's really helpful to me and inspiring to me. I think sometimes the apathy can come when we've lived with these things all of our lives and we haven't really explored them for ourselves. We haven't really seen the contrast that you've experienced. And I'm delighted to know that as you came out of a different place from taking the church sort of for granted that you found a lot of answers here and direction and help. And whether we've been in the church all our lives or we're just finding it for the first time, that's the experience every one of us needs to have at some level. I remember as a young woman, I think 13 years old coming into a Sunday school class for the first time and sort of coming out of primary not very long and thinking, is there anything new here? Is there anything I haven't heard before? Is there any reason to sort of hang around here at the ripe old age of probably 13? And coming into a Sunday school class with a really dynamic teacher who knew the gospel really well and taught me things I'd never really heard or experienced. And I thought, I want to know more about this and began to really do a search of my own. So sometimes it takes a really good teacher, a really good leader to sort of wake our brains up and inspire us to feel like some of the questions we have in life are being answered here. We can find direction. We can find opportunities here to find values and goals and dreams that are important to us. I love Whitney Johnson, who talks about, she's got a book on dating your dreams. She talks about dreams and that it's not just, you don't just automatically know what you want to be when you grow up. You have to sort of figure that out as you go. And as you, she talks about the importance of sort of exploring our dreams and trying things and figuring these things out because we have experience with them. And I think that's one of the things that college and work are so helpful with is giving us an opportunity to experience ourselves in different settings, to get the skills that we need to be able to be successful at something really goes a long way in deciding, yeah, this is what I want to do. You can't really know you want to be a concert pianist until you've got enough skill to be a really good pianist. And that takes a long time. And I think we forget sometimes that the gospel and the church can be the same way. We have to get good at it in order to really feel like I can do this. And I love it when I do, when I'm engaged here and I'm involved with this, I begin to realize that this is exciting. There's stuff here that matters to me. I am learning. I am growing. I'm developing some skills that help me feel confident that I can live the gospel and I can be a disciple of Christ in a meaningful way.
Jennifer Robbins Bell Describes Her Best and Worst Marathon Experiences
"Tell me the best race that you've done so far. What's been your favorite? What city, state, whatever? That's a tough question. I loved the St. George Marathon out in Utah. It's just so, the scenery is just so different from where I live in Massachusetts, the Red Canyon. It's just so, I love that area. Like, all the canyons. I think it's beautiful out there. I haven't done that one. But I have done Crater Lake in Oregon. And it was like that for me. It was just breathtaking. Yeah, that's my favorite. It's very cool to go somewhere that's just so different. Absolutely. What was your least favorite so far? Was there one that you're like, oh, I'll never run here again. I don't know if I should name it. You can just describe it. You don't have to put a city name on it. How about that? What was bad about it? So I was almost done with running my 50 states. And it was one of my last few states that I had to do. So I signed up, traveled, flew out there, stayed in a hotel. And we got up in the morning, started running. And then a storm rolled in. And I got to mile four, and they canceled the race. That's the worst. It was awful. Yeah, they don't understand that all the money, all the money, the flight, and the hotel, and probably a car rental, time off work. Oh, that's the worst. I was just like, it's not that bad. Just let me go. Yeah, it should be optional, honestly. I mean, let me sign a waiver quick during this downpour that if I get stuck by lightning, it's OK. It's my own fault. Yeah. Oh, man, that's the worst. But then there wasn't really very many options in that state. So I actually had to go back and run it anyways a couple of years. The next year, I had to go back and run it. Man, oh, I feel your pain. I haven't had one canceled while I was there. I was supposed to do Jekyll Island, Georgia last January. And they were worried about the hurricane things. So they let us know a few days ahead of time. And so we were able to cancel the flights and all that. So I got the vouchers and stuff. So at least I hadn't actually wasted my money and had to do that part again. But it was still disappointing because you're really all jazzed up to go in three days. And I mean, looking at the weather, I know they don't know for sure. Yeah. In that day, it barely rained. It was fine. We would have been fine. Yeah, I've had two cancellations. One was when I was at mile four. And the other one is I had just landed in Philly. And they canceled the race. And I was like, ugh, I'm not going to go all the way to the, I was out of my layover. So I just went up to the airline. I said, I'm getting back on it. I'm going back home. Oh, wow. So they were very, the airline was really, they understood. They were very nice. They just got me on another flight. And I just turned around, came right back home. Because they said, what I'm going to do, sit in a hotel? Yeah. So yeah, that happens to us. And we got to kind of take the good with the bad. It's almost more disappointing than an injury when they do that.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-14-2023 23:00
"Investment Advisors. Switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash r -i -a. And all of these could get to decide whether or not a strike is protected or a state -wide action could go forward. That's the Glacier case from this year. And those have all come out against workers. Thanks so much, Kate. That's Professor Kate Andreas of Columbia Law School. I'm June Grosso and you're listening to Bloomberg. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney says it's time for a new generation to run Congress. Romney announced Wednesday he won't be seeking a second term next year, which would take him into his mid -80s. He said he wants more young people to vote and get involved in the political process. President Biden has sent a letter to the major news outlets asking they scrutinize his house impeachment inquiry. The White House letter urges news organizations to call out what it says are lies and misinformation spread by Republicans. The man who launched the inquiry, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, said it's concerning that the president would tell the press what to say. Residents in Chester County, Pennsylvania, are breathing easier now that escaped killer Danilo Cavalcante is back behind bars. This continued to go on and on and on for 14 days. The saga, very much on edge. Cavalcante had been on the run for two weeks after he busted out of prison in the Philadelphia area two weeks ago. The Brazilian native was serving a life sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend. The judge in the Brian Koberger trial hasn't decided whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom at a hearing on Wednesday.
A highlight from YSAs and Church History Questions
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frank. I'm the host of the leading Saints podcast and I'm excited to help premiere a new podcast That is actually produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints This podcast is called at the table creating space for single members of the church I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the church to help produce this podcast And so I wanted to make sure the leading Saints audience is aware of it This is the final episode that we are publishing on the leading Saints podcast feed We encourage you to listen to the other episodes by subscribing to the at the table podcast on whatever platform You are listening to leading Saints to help the church improve the podcast content There is a link in the show notes for this specific episode after listening We encourage you to take the time to fill out that short feedback survey now Let's jump into this week's episode where we'll hear young single adults and church history topics Welcome to the at the table podcast a production of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints on this podcast We aim to explore how church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults In their words and stakes you'll hear from experienced church leaders and young single adults about best practices Inspiring stories and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there and I moved to the United States when I was 16 I moved to the big city of New York and that's where I joined the church and then soon after I served my mission in Riverside California then after my mission I moved to Utah and I've been here ever since I love dancing Especially salsa hiking baking and I am thrilled to be part of this Amazing podcast at the table. I'm Jared Pearson. I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the at table podcast I am currently in Provo Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California right outside San Francisco, California I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire the New Hampshire Manchester mission and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball Tennis or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well, and I'm just really excited to be part of this Welcome back to the at the table podcast. I'm here with Jared. Hey, how's it going? Great, and we're here with Claire and Matt. Welcome Claire and Matt. Hi happy to be here. Thank you. Thank you we're gonna start with just getting to know you if you can tell us about who you are and What you do we're talking to church historians here and we're excited to learn more about what you do Well, I'm Claire Haney, I'm an associate historian with the church history department I've been there for a little over four years My background is in history from BYU and a master's degree in history from Oxford University I've been with the church history department ever since I graduated Cool. What about you Matt? My Matt McBride and I'm the director of publications for church history. I'm a historian I was trying I went to graduate school up at the University of Utah and I've worked at the church history department for about 12 years and love it. We work on the Joseph Smith papers. We work on Saints, which is the church's official history the four volume history and It's just a really great place to be So we're here today and we're talking in the context of YSAs and YSA leaders and we kind of just wanted to outline What are you hoping to accomplish here today and talking about churches for your other topics as well? Well as a As a member of this demographic as a YSA myself I would say I have a lot of close friends and family members who have struggled with church history questions and have not always known how to find the right resources and have not always been met with with empathy and with understanding as they've brought those questions to leaders in the church So what we're hoping to do today is is provide some some helpful tips and guidance of how to help leaders and and Those they lead to feel like they have access to the resources that they need to find answers to their questions maybe add that All of us may be in one way or another experience that something traumatic in our in our lives And it certainly can be traumatic sometimes to discover something about church history that that maybe troubles you or something You didn't know about and it's new but one of the most important Things that somebody who's had that kind of an experience needs is a nurturing relationship to help them through it and so so I think that's maybe the most important thing we could focus on is how We can as people in a position to counsel and help and support those who have questions about church history How can we how can we provide that kind of a nurturing relationship that will help them land in a in a good place? Thank you for that Being a YSA too.
A highlight from YSAs and Mental Health
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frankam, the host of the Leading Saints Podcast, and I'm excited to announce that we will be helping premiere a new podcast that is actually produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. This podcast is called At the Table, creating space for single members of the Church. I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the Church to help produce this podcast, and so I wanted to make sure the Leading Saints audience is aware of it. This is episode 2 of 3 that we will be publishing on the Leading Saints podcast feed to give you a little flavor, and then you can hear the other episodes by subscribing to the At the Table podcast on whatever platform you are listening to, Leading Saints. This will most likely be a semi -annual series. To help the Church improve the podcast content, there is a link in the show notes to a feedback survey for each episode. After listening to each episode, we encourage you to take the time to fill out that short survey. Let's jump into this week's episode about young single adults and mental health. Welcome to the At the Table podcast, a production of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. On this podcast, we aim to explore how Church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults in their words and stakes. You'll hear from experienced Church leaders and young single adults about best practices, inspiring stories, and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Columbia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the Church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. I'm Jared Pearson. I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire -Manchester mission. And some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games, or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. Thank you for being here today, Sheldon and Xochitl. We're so happy to have you here and to hear from your experiences, hear your insights, and we want our listeners to get to know you too. So why don't you go ahead and introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about you and your story. So I'm here to speak about my mental health journey. I'm a little nervous because it's usually easier for me to write out my experience. I think this will probably be my first time outside of therapy that I'm going to be sharing my journey, my whole journey with someone else. So I hope that's able to help other people as well. I'm Sheldon. My whole life professionally, I think, has revolved around people, whether that's as a professional therapist or building products or programs. It's always trying to strengthen and help people, especially in situations where they may have emotional or mental health needs and the things we can do to support them and to learn from them. So I'm a licensed therapist. I received my doctorate degree at Arizona State in healthcare solutions. It's just led me into a space where I love trying to figure out the things that are heavy for us as human beings, whether it's through private practice therapy or how to strengthen a community, just how to get stronger together. So both of you have had kind of different perspectives on mental health and YSAs and people in general and like what kind of struggles people go through. And we're trying to like demystify what happens behind the scenes. And so you being a YSA, so you've experienced things yourselves and I'm sure Sheldon, you've seen a lot of things in your profession, other experiences as well. And you've both kind of seen the sides of mental health and like what it can do for you. And I just would like to get a quick rundown on both of your experiences and what you've seen in your lives with mental health and how that's affected you. I've battled like depression and OCD for a long time since I was 14. Thing was my family at the time did not believe that depression and mental health stuff existed. They always denied it. They're like, nope. So when I recognized I was like depressed, I couldn't feel anything inside. My mom basically told me to buck it up and just stop feeling that way. And so it was really hard for me from middle school to high school, just like having to battle my own demons inside my head, thinking that it's not real, that it's not true. It really hit my self -esteem a lot. And when I went to college, I was able to like put on the back burner for a bit, but once I got closer to my graduation date, the barrier I had built just broke and everything spilled out. I remember just for like weeks, I was like, things aren't feeling positive. I'm not feeling motivated. I'm not sure what's wrong. Everything's going right in life. And then I remember one day as I'm leaving campus, I have to take this ramp up to go over a bridge, over the road to get to my car. And I remember like imagining like someone could just fall off that wall and hit the road below. And as I was going over the bridge, I broke down because at that moment I realized it was me. I wanted to throw myself off that wall. And so I just, I cried right there watching the cars go by under me.
Monitor Show 23:00 08-12-2023 23:00
"Investment advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Or to agree to this case that they need to take out. Thanks so much, Kimberly. That's Bloomberg Law's Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson. This is Bloomberg Law on Bloomberg Radio. I'm June Grosso. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Officials say there are at least 67 confirmed deaths from the wildfires in Hawaii. That number makes the Lahaina Fire Hawaii's deadliest natural disaster in state history. Emergency volunteers from the mainland are heading to Maui to help with search and rescue efforts. Justin Silvia with California's Sacramento City Fire Department says members of the incident team have come from all over the country. So there's members from Utah, there's members from Nevada, there's members from Washington. So it's a collective effort from a federal team. Residents and tourists are being allowed to return to some parts of West Maui, but there are restrictions. Officials have implemented a 10 p .m. to 6 a .m. curfew for Lahaina and other hard -hit areas. The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump's 2020 election interference case is issuing a protective order over the handling of evidence. U .S. District Judge Tonya Chutkin on Friday said while Trump has a right to free speech, his free speech is subject to rules in the criminal case. The founder of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX is being sent back to jail ahead of his fraud trial. A judge revoked Sam Bankman -Fried's bail Friday. The decision came after federal prosecutors accused him of stealing his property.
A highlight from The FBI's Behavior is Not Normal with Marisa Streit and Glenn Beck
"Hey everybody, it's Dan at Charlie Kirk Show. Email us your thoughts as always, freedom at charliekirk .com I love hearing from you. Glenn Beck unloads on this FBI raid in Utah, and then we have Marissa Streit from PragerU as they have accurate historical education that comes under massive attack. Great organization, PragerU .com. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved in the nation's largest movement at TPUSA .com where we're starting high school and college chapters at TPUSA .com. Please get involved and join us on the front lines to make America a better place for your kids and grandkids. TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. As always, you can email us freedom at charliekirk .com. That is freedom at charliekirk .com and become a member. It's members .charliekirk .com. Members .com .charliekirk to listen to this program advertiser free and get other exclusive content, members .charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: PayPal Steps Into the Stablecoin Game
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network and I am Ben Shiller and welcoming today Cam Thompson. Hi Cam. How are you? It looks like you're on holiday. Yes. Well, not on holiday, just working remotely from another location. I am currently in Maine right now and it's very nice, very breezy, a little chillier up here, but I'm not complaining. You know, lots of lobster. Mmm, lobster, nice. Lobster for breakfast, lobster for lunch. Literally, lobster at every meal. So we've got a bumper packed show today. Danny Nelson is out. He's at a hackathon in Utah, which is a nice place to be this time of year as well. And then we're going to get to some big news in the world of crypto, which is the issuance of a new stablecoin backed by PayPal. We're going to talk about its very big news and we'll have David Morris, who's the chief columnist here at CoinDesk to talk about that a little later on. And let's get to that. OK, we're going to get to our next segment now, and we're joined by the great David Morris here, the chief columnist here at CoinDesk. Welcome, David. Hey, glad to be here, Ben. Good to have you. So we're going to get to the big news this week, which is a new stablecoin from PayPal. It's on Ethereum. It's USD backed and it's very big deal in crypto. PayPal has about four hundred and thirty five million customers. So this is seen as a big mainstreaming moment for crypto. What do you make of this, David? What are your big takeaways? Yeah, the implications of this are, I think, pretty big. I think there are a lot of questions that still remain to be answered about what PayPal's real motivation is here, what their business case is. But it's going to have, I think, pretty significant impacts, particularly on regulation, because I think this this does put a fire under people in terms of getting some kind of structure in place by which these things are supposed to operate. And I think there are some interesting possibilities from a consumer perspective, although I wonder about exactly how PayPal is going to get people to to use this versus their regular service and how those will interact. So lots, lots to discuss. Definitely. So David, about 30 minutes ago, you tweeted PayPal USD will be the most censored and seized centralized cryptocurrency of all time. What are your thoughts behind that? Yeah, well, I think this is a very important thing in the fact that I think it's not totally widely understood is one of the reasons I tweeted that thing is because, you know, everybody talking here, but maybe not all listeners know that not just Circle and USDC, but Tether, which is, you know, mysterious offshore entity. They still cooperate with governments when they get anti terrorism, anti money laundering notices asking that they block particular users. So there are, you know, pretty constant cases of censorship on Circle and Tether. I say PayPal will be the worst for two reasons. One is that PayPal already has a really established track record of being very quick with blocking people, seizing people's accounts, providing very little explanation, doing it for unclear reasons. And then second, I think that there will be probably a decent number of people who try and use this product in an illicit way thinking that it is uncensorable because it's crypto. And I wouldn't put it past PayPal that that is at least like part of their thinking here, not to say that it's part of their strategy or the reason they're doing it. But I think that they they must be aware that there will be a certain number of people who misuse this product thinking it's something that it's not. So that was what I was thinking there. So just to get on that kind of centralising point that you made, I mean, a lot of people are quick to say this is good for crypto. But I guess the question becomes, what do you mean by crypto? Because, you know, okay, if you have this stable coin, you can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum on PayPal with it. But it isn't necessarily an endorsement of an open source version of crypto, is it? I mean, a stable coin issued by a company like PayPal is not really crypto in the sense of, you know, what we mean by the Bitcoin white paper. Yeah, I mean, I think that we're in the territory now where there is a, you know, it's not just PayPal, there's a debate within the crypto community about what that means and what we're actually going for. And I think it's a legitimate debate at this point, because you do have fully decentralised, fully uncensorable things like Bitcoin. But stable coins are clearly a part of the ecosystem.
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A highlight from Leaders Perspectives on Strengthening YSA
"Hey everyone, this is Kurt Frankam, the host of the Leading Saints podcast, and I'm excited to announce that we will be helping premiere a new podcast that is actually produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. This podcast is called At the Table, creating space for single members of the church. I actually had the pleasure of partnering with the church to produce this podcast, and so I wanted to make sure the Leading Saints audience is aware of it. We will be publishing three episodes over the next three weeks on the Leading Saints podcast feed to give you a little flavor, and then you can hear the other episodes by subscribing to the At the Table podcast on whatever platform you listen to Leading Saints. This will most likely be a semi -annual series. To help the church improve the podcast content, each episode will have a link in the show notes for a feedback survey. After listening to each episode, we encourage you to take the time to fill out this short feedback survey. Now let's jump into the first episode. on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire -Manchester mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. I'm Kami Castrijon, and we're happy to be here at the institute, and we're here with some phenomenal leaders, and we'll give you the time to introduce yourselves. All right, my name is Bishop Wessel. I am the bishop of a geographic ward north of here, and I've been the bishop for about two and a half years. I'm President Bigelow. I'm the stake president of the Riverton YSA stake. I am President Boha, the second councilor in the stake presidency of the Riverton Young Single Adult Sake. We have this new document, this strengthening YSA that was just released in the library, and we just kind of want to go through with initial thoughts and impressions that you have or anything like that. Like, what did you think when you first saw this document or when you piloted these things in your ward? Yeah, I'll jump in there. Just the idea that the church is thinking about young single adults and trying to come up with something to address young single adult needs, and their participation in the church I thought was awesome, was amazing. As I look at the church, I think it's really well organized for the youth, and it's really well organized for older people. Maybe there's some opportunity there in the middle for young single adults for us as an organization to meet the needs or interact with young single adults in a better way and invite them, invite you to come in and participate in this church that is ours together. And so I was really excited to see that the church was doing something there. It just, when we were called to stake presidency, the General Authority 70 who came made a comment. He said to our stake, he said, this is not, he said, I want you to think about yourself as a YSA stake. You are a stake of Zion, just like any other stake in the church. And I think this document really speaks to that idea of young single adults taking the leadership roles for their stake. But there's a wonderful balance that can come when you have some people who have had lots of years of experience together, yoked together equally with young single adults to create some pretty spectacular things. And I think that's what I felt as I went through the document is that this is setting the stage for a great deal of growth for young single adults. You know, it just really just got broadcasted and put on the tools. For me, it started, my awareness kind of started when the, when him and his wife gave the fireside for young single adults. You know, at the moment I was teaching a class for single adults in my stake. And then they had the broadcast that came out in May where him and Sister Nelson talked. And in his beginning speech, he said, they've been waiting months for this. So, it'd been something that he's been inspired to kind of head and to be able to address the young adults before anybody, you know, in the beginning of the year. And so, he also gave that charge for us to take charge of our testimonies. He gave that to the young adults first. And then he mentioned it again during conference, where he says, hey, I just want to remind you of the charge I gave to the young adults. And this is something that I guess I boast of the young adults is he kind of gave the young adults the charge first. And he's kind of like giving the young adults the baton and saying, hey, here you go. You run with this. You're the one that's going to do it. And so, you know, that, and I don't know if in sequence that was planned or not, but just his ability to say, young adults, I'm going to give you the charge to take charge of your testimonies. And then he gives a couple principles and teaches us about that. But just glad to be able to take this on and apply it to our great members of the young adults. I mean, you've kind of got our responses as leaders. How do you young adults feel as you kind of see the initiative of the church coming out with special attention to your growth, especially in your leadership skills and your leadership abilities? I mean, how does that make you feel? You're the direct, I guess, the direct audience of this revelation and of this initiative. How does that make you feel? No, I love that question. And I was, as you were speaking, I was trying to think of my experience in the YSA world, I guess, because I'm a convert to the church and I was baptized when I was 17. And I remember when I turned 18, I was in New York and I didn't want to move to a YSA ward. I wanted to stay in my family ward. I was kind of scared. I went and visited the YSA ward there and I just didn't feel like I belonged, you know? And then I went on my mission, moved to Utah, and I've been here for a few years, but it wasn't until recently that I felt like I belonged somewhere, that I had, that my voice counted, you know? And I've been able to see how other friends of mine, and I was in a Spanish YSA ward, and so it was great for me to see how our culture, our Hispanic culture, we're being given the opportunity to lead and to learn more about how everything works in the church, especially like me being a convert. I didn't really know how everything worked. And so when I was given the opportunity to lead, I was given a calling and that's how I started understanding, oh, this is how the church works. This is how we do things and we often hear that we're going to be the future of the church. We are right now leading the church and I think that's great. So that's been my experience.
A highlight from 1197. Elizabeth Warren Demands More Crypto Taxes Pro-CBDC Army vs Stablecoins
"So, Elizabeth Warren up to her antics again, this time using taxes, using CBDC, and many other tools to her disposal to try to take a position against crypto. We're going to be breaking down all of this for you guys today. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. I want to get into the first story here. Democrat senators want Treasury, IRS, to pick up the pace on crypto tax rules. So a few things that I want to break down in this article so you kind of know who the players are. I'm going to zoom in on this one. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Robert Casey, and then Richard Blumenthal, all involved in this. The idea is pretty simple. Treasury and IRS have until the end of the year to finalize new rules to help close the estimated $50 billion crypto tax gap. Now, this is something we'll break down because this is not necessarily the real scenario. It's what they're proposing out there. The other thing they want to put in here is, without quick action, your agencies are at risk of failing to meet congressionally mandated deadlines and the implementation of the final rule. We urge that you act swiftly and implement strong crypto tax reporting rules for cryptocurrency brokers. All of this, which we'll get into, one of the things the industry has said has become very antsy waiting on guidance, particularly with regards to the IRS defines a broker. Industry observers have claimed that the broker definition is very broad. We all know that because it could include miners and also software developers. That's another problem that already exists in crypto of who is a broker. And then secondly, or additionally, what are we hoping for? An industry perspective that is updated with the 6045 regulation, which basically gives different qualifications based on type of activity. The other thing they break down is it'll hopefully make it clear that not everyone effectuating a transfer of a digital asset would be subjected to a broker reporting. So this gets into some of the details of when taxes do apply, and we'll show a little bit more about this. The letter, the senatorial letter, comes days after the IRS issued new guidance update in 6045 regarding crypto staking, which is the other part of this that's pretty big, in which the agency ruled that staking income, regardless of the gains are realized, will be taxed as income. So you have to think about that for a second. You're staking ETH, you get ETH in return. You haven't sold ETH, but you're taking that as an income. That is the argument I think that everybody, of course, is up in arms about. If a cash method taxpayer takes stakes cryptocurrency native to a proof of stake blockchain and receives additional units of cryptocurrency as rewards, which is what happens here when the validation occurs, the fair market value of the validation rewards received is included in the taxpayer's gross income. So if you are staking, that's a problem. The interesting thing is that you do not take tax gains if you're putting that in a money market and you're getting paid interest. That's not gains until you exit those kind of scenarios. So this is an interesting aspect of how the IRS and how Elizabeth Warren is really putting pressure on it. Another point I want to get to here. This was coming from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment Employment Act, which is where all this came from. But basically, it said if we do not act quickly, that is, if the Treasury and the IRS do not implement these new rules in a timely manner, we risk missing out on roughly $1 .5 billion in tax revenue for fiscal 2024. At this point, you should not give this chance to tax evaders, which is what they're calling crypto people. And I think this is something that people don't realize just how much taxes are being paid by people in crypto. In fact, countries with the most taxpayers currently in cryptocurrency, United States leading the way, number one, Japan, number two, Germany, United Kingdom, and Austria. So you can kind of see we're already handling this because crypto is like any other really asset out there if you think about it. If you take a gain, if you sell an asset and you take a gain, that's a capital gains tax. And it applies to capital gains rules. Those are the same kind of scenarios that play into it. What I don't necessarily think is going to be popular is for them to continue to reach in to these unrealized gains, like taking unrealized gains and taxing them in any other corporate infrastructure, just not necessarily the model in which this plays out. The other thing that income tax is payable on is you're getting paid in crypto. That's revenue. So you're paying tax on that. You get an airdrop. That's a new asset you've received. Getting taxes on that. Staking rewards. That's the other scenario that plays into this. DeFi interest. Mining rewards and then even referral bonuses. All of those are income taxable at this time. There was a couple of things here in a report from CoinLedger that I want to showcase. And this was really kind of going through the people in their survey of who understood when a taxable event occurs. So 65 % of investors correctly identified that selling cryptocurrency is a taxable event. Now you have to sell it for a profit, of course. If you sell it for a loss, that's not obviously a taxable event. But only 38 % of the investors correctly identified that a crypto -to -crypto trade is a taxable event. So this is still questioning and also it's still not completely clear so that the IRS, but also even your tax preparers understand really what's happening out there in the place. And I think, again, this all goes back down into regulation, which will flow into the tax code and many other aspects. This is kind of interesting right here. This was further from the CoinLedger report. 50 % of non -taxpayers don't report because they haven't made a profit currently in cryptocurrency. You have to remember the last two years, really since 2021, almost anybody in crypto, along with other assets out there, have been in the negative. Right now, haven't made a profit, so you're not going to be paying taxes on that. I didn't know I had to report. Some people said that. I don't understand how to report, 12%, and then I don't want to pay taxes, 7%. So that should have been larger. Government doesn't know about my cryptocurrency. Okay, those are the bad guys right there. So the likelihood is if you guys are watching our show and maybe you're brand new to crypto, it's treated like any other asset class. Doesn't have any really differentiation. It is money. If you're taking it as revenue, if you're taking it as income, if you're taking a sale and getting profit from it, you're going to be able to take taxes at that time. Those are taxable events. The other problem is that it's not like an investment if you do lose money where you get to use that as a tax loss. So that's another problem of how this could. Now you can do some tax loss harvesting, of course, obviously you should get with your own CPA to understand how that works. I want to go to a clip here because the clip will go into a little bit about where, and we're kind of transitioning out of taxes into CBDC, but where Warren stands on CBDCs. Let's know what she said. So that's not so hard on stablecoins. The harder one is what do you think Bitcoin is about? If you think it's about being able to transfer value without having to go through banks, and little side note, I think banks have done a really bad job of a lot of the things they're called on to do. Yeah, the biggest advocates of Bitcoin sound like you. Yeah. Meaning they want to break up these big banks have been terrible, right? That's exactly right. And they've cheated consumers and they've kept prices high and they're slow and they won't cash a check. Five to seven days to three to five days. There you go. And it was a huge victory. Huge victory, right? That they only held onto your money for five to seven days. So a lot that banks do wrong, if you think we could improve that in a digital world, the answer is sure you could. But in that case, let's do a central bank digital currency. Are you there? Oh, for a central bank digital currency? Yes. All right, so you can see she's very pro central bank digital currencies. If you look at Warren Davidson's tweet right here, in America, CBDC should be banned. This was one option, a jailable criminal offense declaration of war and implemented. Obviously that was his kind of poking fun at, but banned is the big one is that we shouldn't use it. This is a big scenario that plays out, has been playing out for quite some time on the CBDC front. So let's just understand that CBDCs, if we do get to that, and I think this is one of the reasons that obviously crypto in general has been more popular and started to become more popular around the world, especially in countries that already have problems with their fiat. And I think that is going to be an issue that will continue to face here in the U .S. of how that does play out on a digital currency. If you look at what's happening in China, obviously their social credit system is all tied to eventually to the money. So definitely a problem. Now the other things that play into this is that there could be some scenarios right now where Gensler is going to start trying to do some other things to try to deflect maybe a possible loss that could be coming at him. One of the things that's happening right now, this of course, hacks crypto founder used investor funds to buy almost four and a half million Black Diamonds. This is the SEC. So this again is nefarious actors like Richard Hart and others that have been in the crypto space. Listen, this is not the only place that has those kinds of actors out there, but this is a good example of just how the SEC is trying to go in and deflect a little bit. Here was one of the things they charged, SEC charges 18 Utah defendants with a $50 million crypto fraud scheme. So again, Gensler and the SEC are on the warpath right now. And I always wonder why, because these are small fraud. And I look at this, they're definitely not a Binance, they're not an FDX, and they're definitely not a Coinbase. So why are they going out after these very low hanging, I'm sure they should, but it's almost making mountains out of molehills in the kind of scenario that this is faced into right now. Are they maybe setting up for deflecting off of a potential big loss, such as possibly an approval through the House on these crypto bills? Just to give you an idea of just how close Gensler is to the regulatory and the political landscape, look at the timing here. January 12th, this was 2023, he sued Genesis. During that time, we had the House Financial Services Committee announcing their subcommittee on digital assets, so nice timing there. February 12th through the 14th, Wall Street comes in and says they've issued a Wells Notice for Paxos. At the same time, you had a committee hearing on crypto crash, why financial system safeguards are needed. Then you had this one, March 19th, he goes in and he publishes the op -ed in The Hill, and then you had the Senate Ag Committee saying we're going to do these crypto hearings. Then he does April 27th, and you can kind of see it just all ties in to activity that's happening in the political forefront. He is coming in, or the SEC coming in, and timing is everything. So the reality is that all of this is going to play into the hands, I think, of the industry and also to the lawmakers understanding what the SEC's overreach has been. So it's going to be one that will probably play out in a very short period of time. I want to go to this next clip of Ron Hammond from Blockchain Association. Listen in. At least in the market structure bill, which again, got more votes than the stablecoin bill from Democrats, which blew everyone's mind in D .C. No one expected that to have ever happened. We were expecting like four or five. We had six Democrats join. Stablecoins were expecting 12 or so Democrats to join. We only got five. All right. So simply kind of taking a little bit of a victory lap of what has happened here recently on the House floor in terms of the committees and getting ready to send both of these bills to the House for a potential vote. This will happen in September. Let's take a listen to this next clip on Hammond on Gensler. And I think the market structure vote in particular just shows how much he's lost his own party in terms of buying the narrative that, A, the status quo is fine, B, there's no need for legislation, and three, he's doing a good job on the enforcement end. And we saw that on all three arguments from different Democrats fail each time. And I think the fact that there's six Democrats who bucked their own party, who bucked the SEC and said, yeah, we're going to advance the market structure bill forward. Even the House Act Committee said, yeah, we're going to advance this bill forward, too, without any opposition recorded. That's huge. All right. So I think the play out on this, you know, when you look at the current landscape right now of what Warren's attack is, the crypto army, you look at the positioning that really D .C. is doing currently, and now could this play into the political landscape for 2024? Yes, it could. But the bigger play here, I think, is still the regulatory front. And that means that either the SEC is going to lose some of its power and the CFTC is going to come in and start to have a little bit more divvy up of what digital assets and how they're controlled through these government agencies. But really, how does this play out maybe into the future? This note right here from the block, they were talking about the commission being the SEC has so far received 52 letters about these proposed funds. This is in reference to ETFs, with most of them expressing support. So it's very possible that we could see an ETF actually get passed here. And you've seen some of the things we've talked about here on the channel before in the last couple of weeks, you know, everything from the Bloomberg team and so on around the potential of the ETF getting passed, the Bitcoin ETF. If that does get passed, that would be huge for the market, would absolutely legitimize what's happening in this space. And I think it would probably, in most cases, put so much pressure on D .C. that they have to move to going in and actually getting some landscape in play. Most of the comments against the approval appeared in multiple letters from a business consultant calling themselves the due diligence. I think basically this is a bunch of banks tied in behind this and this was the counter argument to what an ETF should be. So there is full political folly in play here and it is happening at, I think, light speed right now, much faster than what I anticipated even. One of the last things here is the comment period wraps up next week. So the SEC accepting letters for the final funds around August 11. So meaning that Gensler is getting ready to have to actually make some decision either for or against or a delay, which is probably what most likely will happen. But the good thing is that, like I said, there's going to be a potential right now which keeps increasing of a potential approval coming from some of the best ETF experts in the world that are analyzing where the situation is and kind of how it's going forward. Additionally, you've got anti -crypto movement now escalating Congress's assault on privacy. This is where a lot of people are starting to look at the idea of cash and just personal privacy, which is one of the biggest issues really around the world. And if you think about just how important that is, this would give you an example, cash matters, free citizens entitled to privacy and the protection of their data. In the UK, 74 % of people say cashless society would take away the people's right to choose. In the U .S., it's 73%. When it comes to purchases, personal preferences should remain exactly that, simply meaning that with a CBDC, we all know what that means, the control of the cash, control of what you spend on, then it gets into the control of what you spend on based on your political viewpoints or other aspects of your life that all start to play it. So cash does pretty much empower citizens to become capable of kind of voting with their wallets. And I think this is a very critical scenario that's playing out right now. CBDCs will be a big part of this. So you've got CBDCs happening, you've got what we're going to be dealing with on a taxable side and then the legislative. So all of this happening right now, literally in 2023, and it seems to be coming to a head very quickly. I think as we move forward, there's going to be two things that come out of this, and that is how these bills start to move their way through Congress and eventually, if we do get approvals, to the president's desk. Here's of course, the Senator Lummis and Gillibrand bill. Just another piece of legislation that is making its way through. Most likely, this is one that will not happen, mainly because of the association and the collaboration, I think, with the ICC. The bill involves a broader swath of agencies, so this is kind of interesting because it gets into the Office for Foreign Asset Control, the FTC, OFAC, FinCEN, et cetera. The SEC is provided also with something that a section -by -section overview claims resolves a long -standing issue with the SEC custody requirements. Probably the bill that will not make its way through, which gives us back to the scenario of the two bills that are currently on the floor that most likely will make it. So good news, I think, in general, bad news for the crypto army and CBDC is still coming to a head, but I think the good thing here is that, in many cases, it's like bad PR is even good PR, but the point is that the industry, lawmakers, finance community, they're all talking about crypto, and in the end, that is good for the asset class. One other thing that did happen, which is kind of interesting, this was a letter to Tim Cook, and we did a full video on this, so I won't go into the detail of this, but mainly it was trying to get Apple to get less and less constrictive on asset classes that are making their way through apps or innovation that are involved with blockchain. One of the things that they got into was purposely limiting choice and stifling innovation at the expense of user experience. This is a problem that Apple kind of faces for quite some time. And we broke down a lot of this, but the big deal is this right here, responding to the following questions no later than 5 p .m. on August 14th. So this is another issue that is coming to a head here in August of Apple having to actually address what's happening in Capitol Hill around the blockchain and the crypto industry as a whole. So again, just another big benefit, I think, for where this market is going. I want to go to this next clip here, and this is again Ron Hammond, on where he thinks Apple's position is. Listen in. But this is a bipartisan letter from the leaders of the subcommittee on innovation. That sends a message that says, look, I mean, Apple's getting hit on a number of fronts, but this definitely sends a message saying, you know, hey, look, you're on the clock right now. We're looking at you. So that committee is going to be taking more of a role over time because we've seen this talk and this narrative of crypto really shift more and more in D .C., at least, talking about the tech itself, which is perfect, is exactly what I want to talk about, the innovation and the technology itself. And that's the Energy and Commerce Committee. That's a bipartisan letter that sends a pretty good warning shot to others in the industry saying, look, you know, crypto is here to stay. We have concerns that the U .S. are probably blocking them out. And that's not good on our watch. All right. So I think this is one of those things, again, that the thwarting of innovation is a concern here in the United States because it's one of the things that pretty much pushed the U .S. ahead of the entire planet when it comes to really capital growth, entrepreneurship, how we grow our own economies, but more importantly, our position in the hierarchy of the global structure in terms of just being the global power. And I think if you consider that, you have to look at what's happening in Europe. And with the EU, markets and crypto assets regulation, this is MICA, this is a regulation that's pretty much been in place, and it's now starting to take form. And one of the things that you have to kind of look at here is their consultation package three. These are all actually happening now. Qualification of crypto assets and financial instruments, monitoring detection, notification of market abuse, investor protection is happening, you can kind of see the things there on reverse solicitation, policies, procedures, all that. System resilience and security access, all that is building. Mainly what is going on right now in MICA is they're prepping to get all of this regulation in place so that they can roll out this program. And when they do, it is going to put the EU at the front and center of one of the biggest asset classes that has ever been created. This is the power of what crypto and blockchain is bringing to the planet. And that's why I think we are seeing all of this scrambling going on here in 2023 in the U .S. Look at the timeline here of MICA. June hits, publication goes out. July, the consultation package one already rolls out. October of this year, we're going to see package two. And then by Q1, that's when that consultation package three goes into play. And then we have early entry into the application and then the rollout by end of next year. So this is pretty significant. Further into their rollout, this kind of, let me kind of zoom out on this a little bit. This shows more background on all the transitional measurements that are going to take place. And this looks complicated, but really what it simply means is these are the deadlines that they're trying to meet to get all of the organizations that are applying for regulatory position in the EU into play so that they can go into the markets with all of these things in a legal way. And I think that is what is interesting. I think they're going to stay very sharp on these timelines because they don't want to look stupid. And right now, the world is watching. Everybody's looking at this. Asia's watching this now. The U .S. is pretty much on a big race with it. I want to go to a next clip here. And this next clip is a little bit more about the BRICs, now why the BRICs matter. And listen to this one. This is an important one. Yeah. So BRICs is a collection of countries that are trying to find an alternative to what they see as the hegemonic dollar based U .S. run global economy. So BRIC stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa. But what happened in the wake of the Ukraine invasion is that the U .S. seized Russia's presumably to try to set off a banking crisis. Now, ironically enough, for separate reasons, our banks crashed. But anyway, that didn't work. But the problem, yeah, the problem is that every country on earth saw that happen. All right. And you've got now all these countries that they were never really hostile to the U .S., but they're starting to wonder now, could they come after me? Could they try to crash my banks? But at this point now it's accelerating. And so they've got a meeting coming up in August. And one of the items that may or may not be on the agenda is the prospect of a gold backed BRICs currency. What I think is interesting is that if any country did gold back a widely used currency, that would I mean, it would be catastrophic for the U .S. dollar. Right. That would give the world an alternative sort of payment rail that is even stronger than the dollar is today. All right. So hopefully you guys are seeing how all of this is connected. You go from everything that Elizabeth Warren is doing on the legislative front to basically tax Americans, kind of setting up the scale of what and how this asset class is going to be dealt with, to how we're going to control the digital dollar, which is the CBDC, and whether or not FedNow will play into that in the future. Then you tie into all this regulatory framework. And then lastly, but not least, is BRICs and their importance on the global front. If you look at this tweet right here on World Statistics, GDP at purchasing power parity of the world. Here's the G7. You can kind of see U .S., Japan, et cetera, all the way in there, 45 percent 1993, all the way down to 2028, around 27 percent. The BRICS nations, all the way down to 2028, they will actually accelerate over the GDP of the G7. This is pretty significant because all this was, again, projected by the IMF, the International Monetary Fund. One of the things around this is whether or not, and St. Auge talked about that, Peter, the guy that we just did a clip on, he talked about the importance of this gold -backed dollar or BRICS currency. If that were to occur, that would be, as he said, catastrophic for not only the U .S. dollar, but I think catastrophic for the globe because we would see a shift in power pretty quickly. So here's the alliance right here. This is a scary picture. BRICS alliance will discuss the usage of local currencies for cross -border transactions in the upcoming summit in August. Now, the good thing, the good news, if there is some, is they're talking about using local currency as opposed to gold. Had they used gold, that would have been a huge blow into, really, the future of the U .S. dollar, and they still may go that direction, so you have to be considering that. Again, why is it important to be investing in cryptocurrencies or digital assets? We've just painted out a picture for you and the reasons why all of this flows up in a very interesting domino effect toward how just monetary systems are going to be run in the next 100 years. Stablecoins' potential counter to de -dollarization, that's a big part of this. So in this particular scenario of this article, people familiar with the talk said that the last moment the White House National Economic Council, this was Lael Brainard, dumped cold water on this stablecoin bill saying it didn't put federal regulators in a strong enough role. And remember, if you'll recall, we did a video on this where, of course, Patrick McHenry and Maxine Waters were negotiating that. And there seemed to be an agreement prior to going to the vote. And then at the last minute, Maxine Waters pretty much got the phone call from the red phone and that was dislodged. And then, of course, McHenry went to the floor with what was the old bill that did not have all the changes in it. So again, a lot of politics being played out right here in D .C. And again, this is very important because of the global position and what we are trying to do to essentially compete at a very high level. I want to close this out quickly with our last clip here. This is just the stablecoin timeline from the Blockchain Association listening. It does, unfortunately, hinder it a little bit, but I've had conversations with staff and members of Congress after the fact, and they seem very gung ho in trying to resolve this issue before the whole entire House votes on that bill. But likely what's going to happen is that in the fall, there's going to be a general House floor vote. Every member of the House gets a vote on this, which, again, it's a lot of education. So I've already had some Republicans reach out to me for more the right wing of the caucus saying the stablecoin bill is just a CBDC bill. And it's like, no, it's not. It's nothing related to that. On the left, we're seeing a little more consumer protection concerns and also just the general crypto skeptic concern as well. So August, we're going to have a break and in the fall, you're going to have a vote, right? Exactly. But I think for sure in twenty twenty three, we'll have a general vote on the House floor. And then you can see for yourself what your members of Congress are supporting crypto or guardrails for crypto and which ones say, you know, nah, you know, I don't I think the status quo is fine. All right, so big actions happening this fall and part of this will, of course, will be the stablecoin bill, but also crypto and digital assets in general hitting the House floor. This and as Hammond said, this will be a critical time because the scenario that plays into this right now is it's going to showcase into a lot of what we'll see in the political runs and the campaigns that are being run next year in twenty twenty four. So this could become a little bit more of a voting scenario. So hopefully this has given you guys a rundown. I know it's it's it is a lot here to to kind of digest. If you're new to our channel, we try to break these down. And I promise we're going to try to get these in a little bit, maybe smaller bite sizes. But you can see the breadth of what's happening globally, especially here in the United States right now, because this is a fight for your wallet. And that's why it's so important and that's why we're seeing so much activity happen. You guys are part of the Diamond Circle. Great. Glad to have you in. But if you're not, make sure and join. All you have to do is click the link down below. We we do, of course, a podcast over there, a lot of additional research. I even do additional analysis over there. So it's a great place for you to start here with the PBN team. And of course, it's the best way to get to us. Just go to our website. You can join right there. Of course, if you're not following me at that out there on X, it's just at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path. We'll be right back.
A highlight from The Man in the Arena: My Speech to the International Order of Teddy Roosevelt
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey everybody, my conversation at the International Order of Teddy Roosevelt. Amazing people. I talk about Teddy Roosevelt and the need for us to educate the next generation. Become a member. We have a new way you could support the program. Don't worry all of you that support us at charliekirk .com slash support. Don't worry, we have a migration plan for all of you. Legal migration, of course. But I wanted to say thank you for those of you that are joining in huge numbers. It's amazing. At members .charliekirk .com. It's a way for you to support our program. We believe it's affordable for all income levels. It's a way for you to get behind, for you guys to get behind the work we are doing. Members .charliekirk .com. In fact, I want to mention and name some of the people that became members overnight. It's really exciting. Janet from California. Thank you for becoming a member at members .charliekirk .com. Mary Lisa from Idaho. Thank you. Janet from California. Scott from Utah. Linda from California. Dorothy from Maryland. There are levels for all types, by the way. You guys could check it out. Eight dollars a month. Members .charliekirk .com. Maybe you're on a fixed income, but I bet you could squeeze eight dollars a month. And you might say, well, what do I get, Charlie? Well, we're doing exclusive Zoom calls. We're going to have a message board. We're developing all this stuff. And you get to hear the full conversation with the legend Tucker Carlson. Here's a little tease. I was watching the other day. I'm actually not a huge Martin Luther King fan or whatever. Super flawed guy. But I was watching the last. The audio was listening the audio of the last speech that he gave the night before he was killed. April 3rd, 1968. He was killed the next afternoon. And he gave this speech and he had just been like cheating with a bunch of different women. Okay. Yeah, he had a tendency. Oh, my gosh. No, he was like a ridiculous sexually out of control. But he gave this speech in which he clearly predicted his own death. Like, there is no doubt, if you listen to this, that God is speaking through Martin Luther King. And I get I don't like Martin Luther King's program. I don't like his behaviors. A lot of worshiping Martin Luther King is absurd to me. But I got to say, if you listen to that speech, God is speaking through Martin Luther King. There's no other explanation for that. And you're like, well, that's kind of consistent with what we know. We're all flawed. The people in charge tend to be more flawed. But it doesn't mean that they're not capable of greatness. So let's just be honest about it. The second you have to feel the need to pretend that you're perfect, you become a liar and you become paradoxically even less perfect, in my opinion. Boy, if that piqued your curiosity, join as a member. Get behind us so we can keep talking about the issues that the regime doesn't like. Vaccines, immigration, Ukraine, members .charliekirk .com. Thank you, Brett from Michigan for joining, joining Charlotte from Texas, Lynn from California, Matthew from Texas, Summer from Arizona, and more, members .charliekirk .com. Also, please get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. It's already a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. You can always email me, freedomatcharliekirk .com. That's freedomatcharliekirk .com. And subscribe to our podcast and listen to the end of this episode for a free giveaway opportunity. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's ever created Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 6: Oppenheimer v. Barbie, The Incredible Shrinking Ron DeSantis, Real-Life NPCs
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, thought crimes. Okay, I'll give you a little warning. This is a very chaotic episode of thought crimes. We're in like nine different cities. We're all talking over each other. It's fun, but it's a little bit of a mess. So enjoy it, listen to it. And yes, I know it's a little bit of a clumsier episode. We talk about a different type of thought crime. We talk about Barbie and Oppenheimer, the Michigan alternate elector, and also a recap of ActCon. Text this episode to your friends. Get involved Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Also, become a member. We have a new way you could support the program. Don't worry all of you that support us at charliekirk .com slash support. Don't worry. We have a migration plan for all of you. Legal migration, of course. But I wanted to say thank you for those of you that are joining in huge numbers. It's amazing at members .charliekirk .com. It's a way for you to support our program. We believe it's affordable for all income levels. It's a way for you guys to get behind the work we are doing at members .charliekirk .com. In fact, I want to mention and name some of the people that became members overnight. It's really exciting. Janet from California, thank you for becoming a member at members .charliekirk .com. Mary Lisa from Idaho, thank you. Janet from California. Scott from Utah. Linda from California. Dorothy from Maryland. There are levels for all types, by the way. You guys could check it out. Eight dollars a month. members .charliekirk .com. Maybe you're on a fixed income, but I bet you could squeeze eight dollars a month. And you might say, well, what do I get, Charlie? Well, we're doing exclusive Zoom calls. We're going to have a message board. We're developing all the stuff. And you get to hear the full conversation with the legend, Tucker Carlson. Here's a little tease. We talk about this sometimes. Your faith, has it strengthened? Have you grown closer, farther apart from God? Not just through this, but just in your seven years from Fox, because you do talk more spiritually, especially in the last couple years. I probably shouldn't because, I mean, I love it. You don't want to take spiritual advice from me. Well, I'll be honest, Tucker, I don't take spiritual advice from Episcopalians. You shouldn't, trust me. When an Episcopalian tells me about the Bible, I say stop. Well, but trust me, no Episcopalians ever going to tell you about the Bible. No, they'll tell you about their feelings. Yeah, no, it's totally right. I don't lie about it. And I was talking about this last day, actually. I've been just for my own interest reading the Bible since February. It's beautiful. It's just so interesting. It's the most interesting thing I've ever read. It's the whole civilization's based on it. It's completely blowing my mind. Become a member at members .charliekirk .com. Email me as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. And listen to the end of this episode for a giveaway opportunity. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
A highlight from Where are the Republican AGs? with Mike Benz and Kane
"Hey, everybody. Citizen Kane joins us. Also, Mike Benz. Where are the Republican Attorneys General? We go through a lawfare summary. Email me your thoughts, as always, freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Make sure you get your friends to listen as well and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. We have a new way you could support the program. Don't support. Don't worry. We have a migration plan for all of you. Legal migration, of course. But I wanted to say thank you for those of you that are joining in huge numbers. It's amazing. At members .charliekirk .com. It's a way for you to support our program. We believe it's affordable for all income levels. It's a way for you guys to get behind the work we are doing. Members .charliekirk .com. In fact, I want to mention and name some of the people that became members overnight. It's really exciting. Janet from California. Thank you for becoming a member at members .charliekirk .com. Mary Lisa from Idaho. Thank you. Janet from California. Scott from Utah. Linda from California. Dorothy from Maryland. There are levels for all types, by the way. You guys could check it out. Eight dollars a month. Members .charliekirk .com. Maybe you're on a fixed income, but I bet you could squeeze eight dollars a month. And you might say, what do I get, Charlie? Well, we're doing exclusive Zoom calls. We're going to have a message board. We're developing all the stuff and you get to hear the full conversation with the legend Tucker Carlson. Here's a little tease. I was watching the other day. I'm actually not a huge Martin Luther King fan or whatever. Super flawed guy. But I was watching the last the audio was listening to audio of the last speech that he gave the night before he was killed. April 3rd, cheating with a bunch of different women. OK, yeah, he had a tendency. Oh, my gosh. No, he was like a ridiculous sexually out of control. But he gave this speech in which he clearly predicted his own death. Like there is no doubt if you listen to this, that God is speaking through Martin Luther King. And again, I don't like Martin Luther King's program. I don't like his behaviors. A lot of, you know, worshiping Martin Luther King is absurd to me. But I got to say, if you listen to that speech, God is speaking through Martin Luther King. There's no other explanation for that. And you're like, well, that's kind of consistent with what we know. We're all flawed. The people in charge tend to be more flawed. But it doesn't mean that they're not capable of greatness. So let's just be honest about it. The second you have to feel the need to pretend that you're perfect, you become a liar and you become paradoxically even less perfect, in my opinion. Boy, if that piqued your curiosity, join as a member. Get behind us so we can keep talking about the issues that the regime doesn't like. Vaccines, immigration, Ukraine, members .charliekirk .com. Thank you, Brett from Michigan for joining, joining Charlotte from Texas, Lynn from California, Matthew from Texas, Sommer from Arizona, and more, members .charliekirk .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It's hard to raise these issues and then live with the backlash because it does put people on their heels. And that says something too, when you can't even feel comfortable speaking, the truth about your experience, so I just wonder if any, what do you, what do you think, if we were polling 450 players and everybody was being honest, how many folks, how many players would say, yeah, that all is exactly what I've experienced as well. Having been in Utah and or having been in, I don't know how many other NBA cities. How much is this more of a discussion amongst players than we probably realize? It is, but I don't think it's everybody. And I say that because the league is so young. You have so many 19 year olds that don't know how maybe to necessarily contextualize what racism feels like. They might think it's ageism. They may just think, oh, you don't understand me because of this or that. So they may not have the life experience to be able to verbalize what it is that they're experiencing, what it is that they saw, whatever it is. So I do think it's more prevalent amongst older ish players and by older, I mean 25 and up, who have a sort of wealth of life experience and can talk about it and everything else. And then the young players once they see it once they hear that it's okay to discuss it's okay to feel whatever it is that you felt. Then it sort of sort of trickles down from there. I don't think it's trust me. Back in the day, how are we always in locker rooms? I remember having a really unfortunate police experience. And players hearing me talk to another reporter about it in the locker room. And the players were like, wait a minute, wait, I mean, what the hell happened? And you know what had
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It contains discussions of racism. I just saw that. Is that like, it's graphic display of sexual. What you put on like rape stories. Yes, this is what you would normally put if you're going to describe a sexual assault 'cause it's a warning to people in case they've had experience and you want to avoid this or this is the warning you put if there's going to be discussions of suicide. This like, it contains discussions of racism as if you need to. Now, listen, they know their readers better than you or I do. But even that sentence Vinny said something to me. If you have to quote unquote warn your readers before delving into this story, it contains discussions of racism as if this is an alert, an advisory, I mean, you may be, you may be disturbed by what you read. It almost sounds like an apology, a pre gram, a pre programmed apology. Sorry that you have to read this. We understand if you can. And you may want to avoid it dear reader. Yes, maybe too troubling for you. That's what you, that's why you put an alert like that in an editor's note. Is to let them know in advance that this might not be for you. So that, wow, that struck me as something that was otherwise just, you know, a sentence at the top of a story that you would breeze right by normally. Man, that there's a reason for that, folks. There's a reason that sentences there. It goes hand in hand with the state legislators in Utah, trying to say we can't discuss critical race theory and woke stuff in our schools. The folks, that's the problem right there. The Salt Lake City is so bad that Boston over there is looking like, hey man, I got to get out and get y'all shit together. You had to drag Boston into this.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And again, this is so Donovan Mitchell by saying this, I'm putting this out there, now there's a reason for a reporter to go out and say, well, let's explore this further. As journalists, we should be reporting on these things. Anyway, but so this gave a platform then for some people of color in Utah, when asked about this to say, oh, Donovan said this? Yeah, let me tell you about my version of this. And over and over and over, you hear it. This is how you know folks. I'm obviously speaking to white listeners. This is how you know this is not just, this is not an outlier. This is not just one person's experience. This is not unfairly characterizing Salt Lake or the state of Utah. No, this is a universal experience for people who are not white who are living there. And people in Utah don't need to be defensive about it. You could just be, you can acknowledge that the experience of your neighbors may not be your experience and maybe just listen instead of getting on your heels, which is what a lot of people did when Donovan Mitchell first voiced this. So they interview a woman Alicia Archibald. She's fijian Indian. She was adopted at 6 weeks old by white Mormon residents of Utah, the story says she recalls being a 4th of July parade trying to locate the spot where her grandparents had staked out, quote, I looked around and there was not a single person of color in like a thousand people, it was just me and it felt so weird and kind of claustrophobic in a way that I can't explain. So I thought that was striking. If you just think about that feeling of like, you look around, there's not a single person who looks like you as far as the eye can see. This is part of the experience of being in Utah that Donovan Mitchell's alluding to. And then she notes, she was 16 or 17. She started going to, there's this digital media arts center and she finally meet some other black kids. And realized how important it was to her mental well-being the story says, quote, it finally gave me the opportunity to interact with people that understood my experience. That's something that white people will never understand because you're never going to know what it's like to not see yourself for that long. This is not, I bring these up because these are on the tamer end of the spectrum. This doesn't have to be outright racism. It doesn't have to be somebody calling you a certain word. It doesn't have to be somebody saying some of the insulting things that you alluded to earlier Vinny that were in also in the story about the dentist office and some of this other stuff. It can just simply be that your experience is dramatically different and there's a feeling that goes with it and when Donovan Mitchell, I want to keep bringing it back to him because this is an NBA issue. It matters.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Somehow cleanse themselves or their city. Of any of those things because we cheer for these black guys and these black guys with tattoos and these black guys who look so different and have different sensibilities than us and we are able to put all of that to the side because we're so benevolent. You understand how condescending that sounds. But that is how people think largely and we accept that we, as in black people, we know we know our value to the larger ecosystem. And in Utah, and it was a great story. You got please look it up. The people down there or people in these spots, they don't realize how they're actually being really racist. When they're saying, you know, colored or one person had a dentist office was saying, I thought you people's teeth had to be pulled up by, you know, like a hammer or something or whatever the hell it was. That was a crazy quote. It was insane. And then at the end though, oh, have a nice day, Merry Christmas, happy holidays. They have zero clue of how racist they're being or how damaging that they're being to everyday people. So when Donovan Mitchell goes out and says it, it forces them to reexamine their everyday experiences. It forces them to confront their everyday relationships with people they do and don't know and a lot of times however you notice from elections from social media from all these different things that have sort of changed the world in the past 15 years or so. When that mirror is turned on, people don't like what they see. People don't like what they hear. And they think because they're NBA fans, they're exempt from it, and they're absolutely not. And they think because players don't say it, that they don't feel it. There's a lot of people that feel a lot of things that Donovan Mitchell says had the bravery to say out loud. He wasn't just speaking for citizens, the black citizens of Salt Lake City. He was speaking for black citizens or black ball players who just don't want the smoke. And that's what was so I think informative about this story is that Donovan Mitchell gave voice to something that a lot of people feel, but again, also don't say out loud very often. You want to know why Howard? Because we're so goddamn tired. That's why. Go ahead. People can't see it because this is a podcast with Vinny now smiling and laughing at me. But I mean, obviously that was heartfelt. Vinnie's a smile laughing because he and I have had these discussions many times offline hashtag two Americas. Eliminate the stress of high interest credit card debt and take control of your financial future. Happy
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"This is why, by the way, what people say, well, we're in a position this time. No, we're not. This is how I know we still are not in a positionless NBA because Joel embiid is going to lose to three guys who do not play his position when it comes to all star. Like there's no question he's the best center in the east, but he's and listen, he'll be fine. The coaches will put him on as a reserve. He'll still be in the All-Star Game. But he will be one of the great players of his era and yes. Who knows how many times he might get shut out of starting the All-Star Game because of because we're somewhere in between. We're not positionless, but we're not completely positioned dependent either. I say it's positionally fluid these days. It's not positioned lists. Positions still matter is just a lot more fluid than it used to be Joel embiid's just not fluid. That fluid enough. I guess he should have been working on his point guard skills. And nobody wants to guard him. Yeah. Yeah, you know? There's a different standard of judges by too. That's the funny thing with the yogurt discussion too, 'cause then we'll do this whole other thing. All right, yeah, but if you need to win one game, one series, one game 7, is it Giannis is an embiid? Is it jokic? Is it Luca? And the discussion changes in, right? Because it's not about who you fear who you most trust to win one big game. Do you trust in the last 5 minutes of a game to deliver a tight win? That is a different thing than MVP, but they all kind of get mixed together. So, anyway, let's talk Utah racism. Let's talk. I saved the best stuff for last.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"I don't know where I'll come down a week from now when I have to file the ballot, but it's Dončić and it's either courier morant for that one. That's for sure. AD's missed a long, long stretch and still isn't even back. So like, easy to excise him, I think. And yeah, Zion out right now, and so that's problematic, but the other candidates like jaren Jackson junior be a good one, but he's missed 25 games. Zionism is 29, by the way, as we speak. And then, well, so if we're going to start, if it doesn't even feel like Zion's missed that much. Wait, did I put down the miss 29er? He's played 29. Maybe he's played, excuse me, he's played 29, I think. Yeah, he's playing. I was like, wait a minute. It doesn't feel like you missed that much, but you're like, he's played 29 games. Yeah, so 12 of 41. So that's a sizable number missed, but it's also a pretty good number that he's actually played. And then if you're really gonna go hardline on the injury stuff and availability, then now we're down to, I don't want to say down to because they're playing great. But Lowry marketing, damana sabonis. And that's the next level there. So that's what I'm still weighing. I'm not expecting us to make the decisions in real time here on this pod, but we've got a week to do this. We've got a week of more games as well. But I think it's going to be a difficult one. The east, the fans in the first returns had Durant, Giannis mbede in a guard, they had Kyrie and Donovan Mitchell. On this one, so front court, Giannis absolutely Durant probably despite him being out now. We know that if Durant's not back in time, Adam silver will replace him. So I'm not going to anticipate well, he can't play anyway, so I'm going to knock him out. He hasn't, like he's played the majority of the game still by far. He just went down. So he's played definitely enough and has played an incredibly high level. So I'm good with Durant and Giannis. That third front court spot embiid versus Tatum is just going to torture us all and then guard Donovan Mitchell's a lock, second guard, I know the fans love watching Kyrie. Kyrie can't make it over jaylen Brown the season. He's having for the Celtics and the Celtics have been the best team in the league all season. What do you think? I'm kind of with you there.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"So no, jokic doesn't dominate the way that Shaq did or the way that akeem did or the way that wilt, so there's that. And so I do think that it's harder for people to look at also, frankly, we look at like Giannis fits the bill, right still. Like you just look at what Janis does. You look at what Durant does. Their style of play. Again, big, powerful, dunking, jumping high, all these things that we associate with great MBA player. And jokic does it different. And like I say, I think it's very analogous to the staff thing. It's a different model for a different time and you got to adapt your thought process and it's an ideology. It's aesthetic, too. Yes. It is the other part of it. With Steph, there was a hesitance to embrace what was coming. The three point shot was coming to revolutionize the league. And he was the face of it. But you could at least hear Steph with the style of play of the league, you can't pair jokic with the style of play of the league. He is one of one. And like you said, you consider most big guys. I think it's the other part of this. He doesn't protect the realm. I think if he did all that and he protected the rim, that would more or less make it easier for us to embrace. Oh, look at what he's doing. He's doing the triple doubles and he's swatting your shit to the third row. You know what I mean? Like we're caveman sometimes at the end of the day. And I'm a part of it. And defense matters, but listen, Dirk wasn't exactly like wowing the world defensively when he won MVP. And he won one. He didn't win two or three in a row. But other guys have won MVP without necessarily James Harden. Russell Westbrook. Like, you can win MVP without being an even average defender. So we can't hold it against jokichi if we didn't hold against anybody else. And we haven't. He's won two in a row. But the embiid camp, that's what they're going to come back with is, well, our guy does it at both ends at a high level. I get that. Yoga is just off the charts. So but we will have months and months left to debate that one. While we're debating honors, you and I are recording this a couple hours before the next returns of the all star ballots are coming out from the fans. I just want to hit this real quick because we got the first returns last week. Some surprises kind of more about who wasn't on the top 5 or the starting track for the fans. But it was interesting. So in the first returns in the west,
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"An overwhelming favorite is a because from a story standpoint, he carried that team to the Conference Finals last year, unexpectedly, we expected Dallas to make a reasonable jump this year, but like a 42 43 win pace, I think. I don't think that they are going to necessarily reach the 50 win mark. And for me, that is non negotiable. 45. As we speak, as we record this, the Mavericks on pace for 45 and yeah, that doesn't meet the standard for me either. Yeah, and I did not vote for Russell Westbrook the year that he won MVP because we were seduced by the number ten. Now, I can be seduced by a number of things. Kelly Rowland, Ali berry, you know what I mean? Like beautiful women with alluring guys. I am not going to be seduced by the number ten, right? So that's why I did not vote for Russell Westbrook that year because I think his team won 46 or 47 games. Jim wearing that range, yeah. And they were 6 in the west and they were not, they certainly were not a team of relevance. A team of importance in the race, which again, broadly, if you don't want to say strictly 50 wins, if you don't want to say it strictly one or two in the conference, which are some of the baselines for the vast majority of MVPs over the last 40 years. If you want to make it more broadly, you could just say dominant player on a team that matters. The thunder did not matter. The nuggets last season, you knew, did not matter. This is when people who are defending jokic. By the way, it's not just Michael Malone, the coach, and it's not just like the nuggets. With jokic weirdly, different than any other player. Every player who is in running for MVP is going to have some based on their team or whoever is going to promote them in a certain way that's going to have a little bit of like how could you not attach to it. But the sanctimonious involved with people who promote jokic. And this goes back the last couple of years. And I'm now talking about some of our colleagues out there in the media world who are anonymous. But there's some weird sector one that goes to jokic thing like how come you guys can't see this or if you don't see this, there's this projection like it must be because you think he's too big too slow too white to European to something. Right. Or you don't understand his mastery of the game and his impact on the game. It's always this there's a projection of lack of sophistication. Yeah. Unless you are somebody who is already supporting him. And it's like, it does bother me. It's not going to keep me from voting for him. But it is kind of annoying that we have to kind of fight back against or push back against some of the sanctimony that goes with the pro jokic contingent out there that is just so strident and so I think condescending sometimes about it.
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And wilt and Bill Russell. And this is a regular season of war, not a postseason award, but it's like, well, yoga, she hasn't won championship she had it, 'cause it's in the same category with those guys. And now we're going to give him something that only those guys have gotten. Almost by definition of history, right? If history is our guide, if history says the parameters for how we classify players and how we elevate them and what tier we put them in and where they are in the pyramid or all these different things when we talk about the scope of history, it does start to weigh on you a little bit that wait a minute. Hold on in the scope of history, there's only been three guys and these are three of the greatest ever. And jokic has the talent to be one of the greatest ever, but he still mid career hasn't won anything in the postseason yet. And you almost don't want to give him an honor that is only been claimed by three absolute Titans of the game. I think that's a fair thing to discuss. I don't know if it's a fair thing to hold against him when we're voting in April. I don't want to dismiss it. It matters. The history matters. Right. But at the same time, if he's the best player this season, and not just the best player, but, you know, you and I agree on this. Best player on a team that matters, right? 50 plus wins, legit chance to make the finals. That's why I didn't vote for him last year, because that was not the case for the nuggets. But this year, I don't have a case against him unless somebody else can knock him off. And if the only case against him is, we can't put him in a category with Larry Bird and Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. I don't know if I can do it on
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"A whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA content these two are capable of. What does that mean? It could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix and Howard back. And we are back crossover NBA podcast Chris mannix and Howard Baxter. Beck, we are now able to record this because I figured out what time zone that I'm in. Had some time zone issues early on in the day on Tuesday, but I figured it out. I'm in Salt Lake City. I'm here for the first day of the Salt Lake City slash Utah summer league. Somehow it got in my head that we were supposed to be going backwards in time when we're going or force the timer going backwards in time. I don't know what it was, but I may have left you hanging there earlier today. My apologies for that, my friend. I'm not sure if this is a time zone issue. I think this is a math issue. I think you got math problems. Well, I think it was time zone. I mean, for some reason, I thought, I don't know what I thought. Who cares? I don't want to do this again. I didn't do very well in math on the SAT. As long as we're now we're recording, we are connected, your hair looks manics like we're good to go. We're fine. Good to go. Good to go. Set to go. And Howard, this is going to be the first podcast in a couple of weeks. Where we do not open up with Kevin Durant. And we do not begin with the Brooklyn Nets. That's because the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves came out over the weekend. And blew the NBA storylines out of the water. Minnesota made a huge bet on Rudy Gobert trading for first round picks. Three of which are unprotected, along with Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverly, Jared Vanderbilt, leandra, hope of saying the name right. And the walk of Kessler, the number 22 pick in the draft this year. All for the right to call Rudy Gobert, they're starting center. So Howard, your initial thoughts on the stifle tower, making his move to Minneapolis. Man, I've got so many different thoughts, so many layers to thoughts here. We'll get through it all mind yours, whatever the people's reactions out there. It's a hard one. I don't have a definitive, this is great. I'm so impressed. There's too many different caveats in this. So let me just start with this though. On the Minnesota side, if nothing else, I admire the boldness, I admire the confidence it takes to make a deal this large, and that big of an investment, I admire them being all in, I admire the fact that, again, with these new owners and I know that Alex Rodriguez and Lori are not fully in control yet, it's them plus Glenn Taylor, but we're seeing the stamp they're putting on this with the bold moves they're making first in hiring Tim Connelly to run basketball ops and now this blockbuster trade and I feel like that is certainly more reflective of a big, bold new ownership than it is of the previous ownership..
"utah" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Leave this construction as is. All right, let me answer my own question then because I do believe that Mitchell and Gobert can be the foundation of a championship team. And Howard, allow me to introduce myself here. I am the lead attorney of the Rudy Gobert basketball defense team because the slander being directed at Rudy Gobert over the last couple of weeks was mind boggling. The Mavericks they carved the jazz up. But if you watched that series and you say that's Rudy Gobert's fault, I don't know what series you were watching. I don't know what possessions you were watching. That Utah defense on the perimeter was abhorrent. It was leaky beyond leaky. Guards just drove by Donovan Mitchell, bouillon Bogdanovich, Mike Conley. Whoever was out there on the floor, the Mavericks guards, they just went right on by. So Rudy Gobert was asked time and time again to play weak side defense. And what the Mavericks did was when they didn't get in the paint score, they were kicking the ball out to maxi kleber and others who were knocking down three. So people have said, oh, Rudy Gobert can't defend the three point line. Well, no, you can't defend the three point line when all you're doing all game long is playing help defense. The priority for Utah, this off season is to get better on the perimeter defensively. That might mean moving off Mike Conley to find a more defensive minded point guard. That might mean finding someone on the perimeter that's not named Royce O'Neal who can get you stops on a regular basis. I think Rudy is just the low hanging fruit in these arguments. It's really goes right into advanced ball. If he's bad in certain matchups, you can't play them in the postseason. Well, maybe try adding high level perimeter defenders who are not getting beat every single time down the floor and maybe you'll get a better version of Rudy Gobert. I mean, look, there's no question that jazz have lacked solid perimeter defenders. Guards and wings. Upgrading across the board there would be nice. I don't know how you get there, Chris because they're capped out and I don't know that there's much of a market to acquire an aging Mike Conley. There might be some market for Bogdanovich, but like I don't know that swapping out those guys to get perimeter defenders if they're available is going to fix what ails them. And yes, Rudy Gobert would be that much better off in the postseason if he didn't have to try to guard everybody everywhere all the time. But this is how they're built. This is who they are. Donovan Mitchell's not turning into drew holiday tomorrow either defensively or Marcus. I would just say this is what I add to this. Someone on the maverick staff texted me after that series. When I was talking to him about this and they just said, they want Rudy got everybody. And that's just not possible. You can't have Rudy out there guarding everybody. You have to have somebody else sure giving help. And that wasn't coming from the jazz. That Mitchell though, great as he is offensively, this off season, he's got to commit more to defense. His defensive metrics were just terrible this year. They were, you know, he was in one of the lower, lowest of levels defensively. I think he has huge upside still offensively. I think he could be your closer in big games, but none of that matters if you're getting beat on a regular basis. He has, I think, the physical tools to be a pretty good defensive player. He's not 6, 7, but he's 6 three, 6 four, and he's sturdy, so he's gonna be able to stand in front of a lot of guys at either guard spot. He has to take some ownership here. He's the face of this franchise and he's got to be better defensively for this team to make any kind of run in the next couple of years. Well, he's got to be better offensively too, by the way. A couple stats from our friend Bobby marks in his postseason or his obit for the jazz slash preview of their off season, Utah, this is according to Bobby marks. Utah finished 23rd in clutch time net efficiency during the season and lost 6 games when leading by ten or more points in the fourth, tied with the Knicks for the most blown fourth quarter leads of ten plus. And then to Donovan Mitchell, also from Bobby marks. Mitchell shot 33% in clutch time the third worst field goal percentage among the 37 players to attempt at least 50 shots in the final 5 minutes of the fourth or overtime with the score within 5 points. That's according to ESPN stats and info. Mitchell only made 6 of the 32 attempts from three and shot 25% on field goal attempts from at least ten feet. So Donovan Mitchell, as great of a score and offensive player as he is and a guy you can build a playoff team around, not great in the clutch, not a great three point. He's like a 35% three point shooter. That's fine. It's not good. It's not great. He averages about 5 assists a game. So as a creator, he's good, not great. There's been a lot of talk about, should he just be the full-time point guard? I don't know if that's the best way forward. I mean, listen, having him and Conley together certainly makes you undersized and compromises your defense. That's an issue for them, but making Donovan Mitchell the full-time point guard to bring in a bigger, maybe defensive minded shooting guard next to him. Okay, fine. I don't one, I don't know who that is and two. Are we sure that Donovan Mitchell should have that much of the responsibility in his hands? As a playmaker, not just score. So look, none of this Chris from my end of this is about like assessing blame. Like no one's getting shipped out if I'm the GM based on blame. It's more just a recognition that as constructed, Dave hit a ceiling. And we've seen it time and again, we've seen it enough times to know it's not working. I don't care which of them they decide to trade. I just think at this point you have to acknowledge that this is as far as it can go and pick a different direction. You know, otherwise it's the whole definition of insanity thing. Yeah, look, I agree with that. I would mind seeing Mitchell try it out as a point guard though. And just bring another defensive minded body in, as you said, at the two guard spot, a defensive minded wing, bring some shooters on that team. I think they still have an upside with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert as the foundation of that team. Now, I'm less sure about who's going to coach this team next year because everything I was hearing out of Utah was something along the lines of the relationship between Quinn Snyder and Donovan Mitchell may have run its course. That it wasn't that the chemistry just wasn't there between player and coach anymore. And look, sometimes you do need a new voice on the sideline. We've seen that happen. Hell, we just saw that happen in Boston, where, you know, Brad Stevens, who is an excellent coach. He left the bench, went upstairs and emailed, has made a significant impact with largely the same players that Brad Stevens had. In recent years. So I think a new voice can be valuable. And Quinn, if he became a coaching free agent, would be a commodity, whether it's the Lakers or somewhere else, teams would go after him. I do think, and this isn't based on a reporting at this point. Just kind of what I hear out of Utah that I do think there's a pretty good possibility you see a change with the head coach before next season. Beyond that, we'll see. I mean, Danny ainge who is running the show. I don't know what his title is out there. CEO, I don't know what they're labeling him. It's his show. Danny ainge is in charge, and we'll have the final say on basketball decisions. And he's not afraid to make bold moves. We know that from his time in Boston and we'll see if he puts these two guys together. But I would like to see more defense around that group. People to lay off Rudy Gobert. They were the number one defensive team in the league in the games that.
"utah" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"So my son's going to be okay. And now if he wants to bring his son with him to Utah, he can do that. I love the idea that they are actually in direct competition now. But we've seen enough of that. I mean, that happens. That's not that uncommon that just happens to be the latest example. You know, we've got the ultimate guy coming in town on Monday. He's not only coaches sign his coaching, his son in law and Doc. So anyway, yeah, now Danny, I was just going to Danny's name is gold in that community. I mean, I guess you can make a gold in Boston. I get people, Jeff, thank you for saying that. Because I think it should be. Bob, do you think you know what Jeff feels? Do you feel his name is gold in Boston? Nice. In Boston? I don't think it's negative. I think it's pretty I don't know gold, but I think it's a positive job. He did, I thought he did a great job in Boston. And I kind of think the kairi thing, you know, put a blemish on it. He had him competing with every single year. Every year there were competitive for the most part other than again when Brad first took over, which it was a mess. And it had to be that. I mean, listen, he got a fortunate with the Tatum trade. He did. He made the right pick with jaylen Brown. That's for damn sure. 'cause he could have had Chris Dunn, who's barely sticking out in the league right now, or buddy healed. So now he's had his mistakes, too. We know that, but nobody drafts a 100%. That's the problem I have here. It's like, everybody's like, well, look at, look at what he got with what's his name. Yabu selly, and guys like that. Yeah, like nobody gets it all right. He made some great decisions. You know, obviously he got rondo years ago and he made some bad ones. Gerald green, and other guys, we can go through. But for the most part, Danny ings.
"utah" Discussed on Take 2
"So if you're listening to us and you are on the sidelines just try it. We're underperforming almost every metrics for women. And so greg. I think one of the things. I'm going to give you credit for because we've discussed many a time off the air women equality and i just think we have. The first step is acknowledging acknowledging. Doesn't mean that there's anyone to blame it that side. But for whatever reason in utah women are not in the boardroom. much they're not in the primary principal seat as much. They're not it's it's not to say it's an either or that. They're not influential. They do think it makes sense this year after year. Where we're at the bottom of the charge for an into certain level of count ability but so our top five economics right. i understand. It's a list but we have to hear that women are under represented in most. So i'm gonna. I think i'm going to go to a place where this will be positive. I never get all the memos on. What's right what's politically record. So i never know if it is not. But i think i'm onto something here. I believe that what we've seen happening in our schools whether you're pro masts anti masks whether you're pro racist racist critical racist theory denise critical race critical race theory whether it's a vehicle to teach all the rest of the curriculum procon. Whatever it is. I believe that there is a. I've caught it before the mom revolution. I think there are moms mama. Bears protecting cubs. That are more vocal. I think it's why you saw in this zoo meeting with the governor with all the superintendents of every public school every school district and the governor saying. Hey i'll give you the authority to To ban or to mandate masks in your schools and they said hey you're gonna cause a battlefield in these schools. We know thank you you were not. We don't want you to do that to us. I think there's there should be a lot of wind at the backs of women who want to further engage further further. Call people out further. You run for office. The needle has moved as of late on education policy. And i would put that squarely in the at at the feet of of outraged or concerned. Mothers and i think that they should continue that effort in school board elections and legislative elections in anything else that they can..
"utah" Discussed on Take 2
"Days in the bad stock market. You all read this story this week. About how our our life expectancy or something. Something went down. And i'm like enough already enough of you. Inventing statistics distress people out for. No i say oh. Let's hope in a little bit. It'll go up or it'll doesn't help i. I was gonna leave this topic alone but honestly there's there too in even in prison biden's announcement of the booster shot in. There was some criticism you received from the scientific community and it was. You're gonna create more vaccine hesitancy because you are implying that it's not going to last and if they get fully vaccinated they take the two shots. It's not gonna stick around. So why do it that is that is not a medical issue for me. That is they think or keeping other information away will lower the hesitancy to take the vaccine. I'm of the opinion. And i think the reason why the president said it is that he thinks more information is better and telling you that is not based on data. That's based on the approach. And i hate the sensor information to avoid hesitancy i want transparency and information to to lower has so far the. Cdc is trying in the biden administration. Didn't give trying. And i think like morissette. You're listening to numbers. You can hear them from both directions. Everyone can give you the message they want. And if you want some positive spin if there is such thing as positive spin on cova. There's an epidemiologist florida today. Who said that. In florida if you look at herd immunity which classically would be described as people who had been sick and recovered and those who had the vaccine he says it now needs to be ninety percent but because delta is spreading so quickly that by september eleventh they'll have reached herd immunity florida's. So if you want some positive spin don't variant is getting sick which therefore getting closer they say if they say the uk's example they had the delta very before we did and you saw a huge spike but they saw come down very quickly endemic. That's a new word new term for me for me and is something they say we may be phasing into where it doesn't just radically gone from the earth and endemic is there but we have a we learning ability to handle typical of you. And if you still look at the science and science changes by the day they're still saying the delta variant will it spreads much much easier and quicker and faster. I don't know that anyone's proved that it's any more deadly this point so anyhow i hope that florida doctor is right getting closer to covert good news coverage. Could this i'll to come up with one next week. Yes switching gears. It was the first week of school for so many kids. Lehi utah county. They got off to a rough start. Soon as the school day was over. There was a video posted online. I'm sure most of you have seen it by now of a teacher who teaches chemistry and i believe marine biology. And i don't know if she was having a bad day trying to relate to the kids or what was happening but it did not end well for her..
"utah" Discussed on Take 2
"That we've seen in other studies down to fifty three percent after a certain amount of months. So that's why we're seeing. All these breakout not break out breakthrough cases which are technically someone who's been fully vaccinated and then at least two weeks after the first full dose and i wanted to give people here in utah. An idea of where we're at. You could never see the whole picture at once. But i talked to the county health department and they gave us a snapshot of twenty eight days. The last twenty eight days. And i got these numbers a couple of days ago. So that runs july nineteenth through the sixteenth. It kind of lines up with their risk factors they put online. So you could look at that. On a daily basis and see what your risk is comparatively speaking to someone who has or has not been vaccinated but the numbers right now of all those cases in twenty eight days there was twenty three thousand six hundred three cases. I'll put these numbers online. And seventeen point eight percent of those cases during the timeframe were breakthrough cases. So we're talking. Almost one in five cases or breakthrough in utah. In the last month there was one thousand one hundred seven hospitalizations eighteen point six percent of those in the last month again. Almost one in five people hospitalized for breakthrough had been fully vaccinated and other one hundred nine. Twenty percent of those twenty two were breakthrough. So that's why we're seeing this push now for the booster shot and probably the worry about whether we need masks or not so. Can you go first. Because i want. I want to. That was a lot of firms to put them online. I wanted i wanted to pay homage to mara because i heard last week. I heard her say you know you can't expect to be in a global clinical trial. Which is what we are with this pandemic and we don't have data. Were not going through this under the normal course of how we approve vaccines or anything else..
"utah" Discussed on X96
"Utah has announced. That they they have received a $110 million gift. From the echoes Foundation, Huh? For a school of medicine. Oh, they announced that the school of Medicine from the Georgia S and Delores Dori Eccles Foundation. The gift will further accelerate the nationally recognized schools, ability to provide the highest quality medical education, advanced research and patient care. Um, the, uh, Let's see. You know? So we were talking about the, uh Insurrectionists at the capital M. And that they were trying to to to stop the democratic process and subvert Freedom and democracy. Um Senator Mitt Romney met with the mother of Utah Capitol police officer Brian Sick, Nick. He's the officer who died following that insurrection at the Capitol, Gladys Sick Nick of, uh and also Sandra Garza, who is sick. Next longtime partner and two police officers who faced the mob that day went to Republican Senate offices to urge them to support a commission to investigate. The insurrection. You know, I'm usually staying in the background, but I just couldn't. I couldn't stay any quiet anymore. Gladys sick, Nick said Senator Uh Mitt Romney said he would see he would vote to allow Legislation to move forward to create a commission is one of the only Republicans that did so yes to others. I think senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Mike Lee want is going to meet with her or hazmat with her as well. But I don't know what he'll tell her. I don't care about looking into the Your insurrection, the death of your son. We We don't need to do that. Let's see Gina. You know you you like bacon. Do. How about purse bacon? What? Bacon Purse Bacon. Purse. Bacon is a new technique. For cooking bacon. Now, this is if you like, uh, sort of chewy bacon, which I don't know. I prefer the chewing. I prefer the chewy bake and you're You're like my wife. She likes the She likes crispy bacon. Yeah, but to do purse bacon. All you do is you you just folded into thirds. You say you now, see, we do our bacon in the oven. I don't We never do it in a pan anymore. In a frying pan, You bake it. Yeah, We always bake it in an oven. So your third for your fold the bacon in thirds. That way. You can put more of it on the pan, and then you bake it in the oven, and it comes out beautifully. So try it, person, Okay, And it's also at first I thought this is perfect for Gina, because it means that there's bacon that she can carry around in her purse. Well, I mean, I do like that, but I just don't like it Crispy. But I think it's I think they call it purse bacon because it's kind of a little Person shaped thing there. Uh And if you want to get some, if you're craving chocolate server covered cicadas. I am not. Uh, some people apparently are And if you if you want to get them, uh they are available. Um There are a lot of countries in this world that rely on eating bugs. Um And the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says that more countries should start turning to edible insects. Uh because It's a it's a planet. There's a plentiful source for for for the first part. What do you carry, like? That's your on board with this that needs to be looked at. You know, I'm kind of on board with it. Um I mean, not as not as a complete staple of my diet, not as a supplement, you know, I I need some bugs here and there and and the more and you know as more people went, you know, vegan and vegetarian. The recipes for vegan things got better and the food got better as more and more people started experimenting with it. I think that if we were to do this with the bug was in the 19th, Yeah. They'll get better at it. I think you're exactly right. I'm glad I'm living in the now times because the future doesn't sound so delicious. I don't but unfortunately, I don't think you will be living in the now times for long. Okay. If I keep eating this way, That's no. I think that the now times are quickly becoming the all those those times for.
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"Utah's won seven in a row, February 24th, Lakers and Jazz on the worldwide leader in sports. Next up at two. Red Stevens alert mile matter, Brad Stevens, We got some issues here. What the hell is going on Boston? What is going on? This was supposed to be the year Jason Tatum, Jalen Brown. They take the next step in your career. Kemba Walker comes back off injury last year, he's trying to find his rhythm while we 13 and 13. While we lost our last seven and nine games, it seems like a lack of enthusiasm. It seems like a lot of sense of urgency. I watched Jason Tatum literally jog down the court last night. It was a horrible place didn't get back in the play. Brad Stevens, where is the accountability? It's time Brad. It's time to bring championships back to Boston. Kyrie. Irving was the problem. He's no longer there. Okay, This team is being built around the young court. Nine players 25 or younger, understand their young. If there's a time for Brad Stevens to take the next step in his coaching career by leading this team, it needs to happen right now. Mark it down. I'm a jump in real quick, J. If you remember I told you in part when we first kick this show off, and we were Talking about the Boston Celtics in it deep run into the playoffs. I said that window man, I said, We have been talking about them for the last four years about playing in the conference finals and doing that Now that window is looking like it's getting ready to close on them. They got to get going much like you said. I tried to warn you. Yeah, key in on the Lakers and, of course, the Lakers biggest rival that leads us to what else? The one spot on the floor. And running point at one. That's what they call the point guard. Right? Welcome to the party. Kyrie. Here you go, Kyrie, laying it down with the beard on how roles are going to be defined for the Big three on Over the weekend. I'm doing a great job is managing the point. Our role. You know, we established that maybe four days to go down. I just looked at him. I said, you're the point guard and I'm gonna play shooting guard and that was a simple is up. So he's been taking control of the responsibilities and doing an incredible job just makes my job easier. Just go out and play play free. Just make place, so it's a luxury rolls. They're going to complain. Rolls to find key. This reminds you ever had a topic. I could see this happening, right? You on our out. It's a late night like like, two o'clock in the morning, Right? And your your teammate get to the club. He's like, Yo, what's up, man? Oh, man is This is cracking like Yo, man where you been like We've been here at the party. Where you been? We been here. This thing has been cracking like what's going on. Like? Welcome to the party. Carrie James Harden has been the point guard of this team. Like I said From Day one. He's leading the league in assists per game. 11.6. The ball is best when it's in his hands. It's been that way. But I'm glad that Carrie is finally analogy, finally acknowledging what we've all known to be true since the beginning of James Harden getting to this franchise, you know, the funny thing about that is the idea that you mentioned hardening Kyrie and the roles of Kyrie essentially said after the game on Saturday night. The biggest part of that whole game. Saturday night was the other guy playing his old team. Kevin Durant, playing the wars. You look great hired dream on green say after the game. Steve Kerr basically saying This guy looks tremendous, you know, we saw him when he was pre injury. His post injury, a devastating injury and he looks amazing. Stepped essentially said the same thing. Everybody just and he got to the video tribute. I know the fans right there, but ah, great moment for a guy like Katie, you obviously is emotionally 1st 1st 1st class organization, obviously.