40 Burst results for "V Wade"
Liberals, Why Are You So Stupid?
"Unnecessarily I say because it's true if you're listening to conservative talk radio and I will prove this to you later on the show I promise I have the receipts to back this up you are smarter than the average liberal by far politics about I don't want to be dramatic I'm not suggesting a liberal brain surgeon like you're a better brain surgeon than them I'm saying about general political issues there is statistical data I will prove I'll prove to you later to show that among big political issues if you're a conservative there's a strong you know a whole lot more than your liberal friends they don't know anything because they've been raised on bumper sticker politics tolerance coexist equity I'll be changing none of that what is actually mean it was actually mean ask your liberal friends they've no idea you've now ask your Trump supporting friends to the liberals who listen to my show you don't have liberals you know I do they say I get their death threats every day ask your Trump supporting friends why do you support Trump they'll be like yeah man tax are cuts pretty good for my business economy was pretty good inflation was pretty low at the time you know a whole Abraham Accords thing got a couple piece of cords over there it's pretty good stuff like the Trump years got some justices on the Supreme Court flip the Roe v. Wade you ask the average Trump supporter they know all of it ask your liberal friends why they support Obama they have no idea really dig he'll be changing
Fresh update on "v wade" discussed on Ultraflex Football
"Wade Phillips. You skipped Greg Williams. Oh, Greg Williams. And then Wade Phillips, and then Marv Levy, and then you were born. So you missed one. That's pretty impressive. Pretty impressive. Ryan, did you even know half of those guys? Nope. Nope. Are we going to do the Titans next week? Dude, apparently, I'd do it right now. We actually, you know, we have a good head coach. You know what I was actually going to say to you guys was during the football statement, totally forgot to right now. What would you think about, I know you want an offensive coordinator for the Bills, but what would you think about swapping Vrabel for McDermott? The reason being Vrabel is very good at getting the most out of his teams, like good teams. He gets the most out of them. He has them very disciplined. They win the games that you feel like they shouldn't. It's like the opposite of Sean McDermott. When the Bills play good or good teams, it's like, or bad teams, I mean, you're like, eh, they're probably going to lose. When the Titans play good teams, you're always thinking they're probably going to win. Like it's just something about the way the Titans play football and Sean McDermott is really good at getting bad teams up to good. And I think that's what he did for the Bills. Of course, Josh Allen helped, but I think that arguably Sean McDermott would be better for the Titans right now and Vrabel be better for the Bills. I could see an argument. Is that my only option is McDermott or Vrabel? That's it.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/8/23
"Live or Memorex, that is the great Minnie Riperton. You were 15, Mike. Remember that on the radio? I do remember that. Loving you. The Tweety Birds in the background made it an easy song to make fun of. It seemed like a very shallow lyric to me. Loving you is easy because you're beautiful. I know. Is that really where you want to... That's it? I mean, how shallow and superficial are you? What if you got like a big old mole on your cheek? Bad skin. Dermatological. Anyway, the great Minnie Riperton would have been 76 today. Famous, famous daughter, do you know? The gal from Saturday Night Live? Yes, the wonder, wonderful comic actress Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph. I was forgetting her first name. Bridesmaids, dude. Oh my gosh. If you're ever in a bad mood, you rent bridesmaids. Just watch Bridesmaids. That's a little crass, a little crude, especially the bridal shop suite. Oh, it's happening. It's happening. It's happening. Look away. Look away. In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
Fresh update on "v wade" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"Mhm. It was heart heartbreaking. You know, telling these stories over and over again about the most traumatic thing that's ever happened to us. Um, sharing our grief and our loss in brutal detail over and over. How close to dead do I have to be before I can fully access health care. Amanda Zuroski and Lauren Miller are two of the 20 women suing the state of Texas over its near total ban on abortions, which they say forced them to continue their pregnancies despite serious risks to their health. The lawsuit is the biggest challenges to abortion bans in the country since Roe v Wade was overturned last year. The women are not seeking to repeal the state's abortion ban but rather to get more clarity on when exceptions are allowed under the law. At oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, their attorney, Molly Duane, said doctors don't know when they can provide emergency care. The abortion bans as they exist today subject physicians like my clients to the most extreme penalties imaginable. Life in prison and loss of their medical license. And while there is a technically medical exception to the bans, no one knows what it means and the state won't tell us. But a lawyer for the Texas Attorney General's Office, Beth Klusman, argued the law is clear about the exceptions. As long as your judgment is reasonable, you should be fine under this law. Joining me is Elizabeth Semper, a professor at the Texas Law School. Liz, tell us about the abortion law in Texas. In Texas we have a lot of abortion laws. We have a trigger ban. We have SB8 that allows for civil suits against people who help obtain abortions. And we have a pre -row criminal ban that is only partially in fact. And these laws ban abortion entirely, with the rare exception of emergency situations, situations that the statute refers to as life -threatening. Who are the plaintiffs in this lawsuit and what are they suing about specifically? The plaintiffs here are women who have experienced pregnancy loss or other emergent and life and health -threatening conditions in their pregnancy. Some of the plaintiffs are currently pregnant and have faced a high risk of potential complications. And some of the plaintiffs are politicians who are confronting patients every day who they have to bring to the brink of death before they can intervene under the Texas law. The plaintiffs prevailed in the trial court at this very preliminary stage. So what they got from the trial court was an interpretation of the Texas statute that allows doctors to in good faith determine that there is an urgent need to act in order to avoid death or serious bodily harm to a woman. So they're not specifically attacking the abortion bans as unconstitutional? They're looking for guidance? The plaintiffs are looking for guidance as to what the statute means. the Use scope of what they're asking for is narrow. They aren't seeking to have the ban struck down as unconstitutional, but rather they get clarification on how they work in emergency operations. The penalties for doctors who violate the abortion bans are so severe from loss of their medical license to possibly life in prison. Have any doctors actually been sentenced or tried under these laws yet? No, no one has been charged with violating the Texas abortion ban in large measure because we just aren't seeing abortions performed even in emergency situations. I have heard in other states as well that doctors are hesitant to perform an abortion even when there might be an emergency situation because of the penalties involved. Yes, the doctors are concerned by the bans because they risk losing their medical license, risk of life in prison, really draconian penalties. On top of that, they're not exactly sure how a prosecutor goes about proving that they violated the abortion ban in these emergency situations. If a prosecutor can make out a case against them by simply bringing forward an expert who disagrees with how much the person's health or life was at risk, then they think there's just too much uncertainty that any given emergency abortion or life -saving abortion that they in good faith believe they need to do to patient's save the life could result in charges. And so tell us what the argument of the plaintiffs is. The plaintiffs argue that the abortion bans lack clarity. There is language inconsistent across a number of the laws, and they say that they need guidance on how the law is meant to apply in emergency situations and what they proffer as the best interpretation of the law is that doctors can intervene when they in good faith see a patient in a situation where her life and serious health risks are at stake and that they need not wait until death is imminent in order to act on that good faith determination. Did some of the plaintiffs actually come up against a situation where their life was at and a doctor didn't act? Yes, many of the patients suffered really severe repercussions including the named plaintiff Amanda Zyrowski who became septic and spent days in the ICU as a result of being denied a medically necessary abortion for a pre -viable pregnancy and as a result of that ICU stay she actually lost one of her fallopian tubes and so has much lower future fertility. So now let's go through some of the state's arguments and one is that the state claims the women filing the suit don't have standing to file the suit. In other words they don't have a stake in the outcome. Explain that argument. So the argument around standing shifts as circumstances change. So the state of Texas says you a can't lawsuit bring unless you are pregnant and so the Center for Reproductive Rights has plaintiffs who are pregnant and part of this is the notion that well if you're not pregnant you can't possibly know you'll that be affected by the operation of this abortion ban. But even with pregnant patients they then say well you can't possibly know that this pregnancy is going to threaten your life to the degree to which you might become eligible for these medical exceptions. There are also plaintiffs who are doctors so they are on a regular basis patients confronting to whom they have to deny care because they cannot interact until their lives are in danger. So the standing argument just isn't strong. As part of this Texas repeats over and over again that it's not Texas's fault that people are required abortions in emergent situations but rather that it's the fault of doctors themselves, the individual doctors who are unwilling to act because of the statute. And Justice Jeff Boyd seemed a little incredulous about the state standing argument. Your position is that in order to seek the kind of clarity that these plaintiffs to seek. You have to have a woman who is pregnant who has some health condition that she believes places her life at risk or impairment to a major bodily function but her doctor says I don't think it does and she has to then sue the doctor and maybe the attorney general at that point and then she would have standing. I don't know if that would be the only circumstance but you would at least then know that the law is the problem and not the doctor refusing to perform an abortion and the assistant attorney general at one point made this very stark statement. She said a woman is bleeding or has amniotic fluid running down her legs then the problem is not with the law that is with the doctors. the So state wants women to sue the doctors. Yes, so this was an option that came up over and over again in the oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court is that when a person is in an extreme situation where they might be eligible under the exceptions to the Texas abortion ban what they should really do is sue physicians who are unwilling to act to treat them. As the plaintiff's lawyer pointed out this is a highly unrealistic view and impractical for patients in these scenarios to go out and shop for an attorney who can file an emergency motion in state court and on top of that some of these plaintiffs are not pregnant people or people who are concerned about future pregnancies rather they are physicians and so the physician standing would seem to be independent of the idea that plaintiffs should more properly be pointing the finger at doctors whose hands are tied by the law.
How Would You Parent a Gay or Gender-Fluid Child?
"So let me ask you, why are we on this subject? So you, you having a kid, right? Yes. You having a boy. Yes. Would you care? Don't care whatsoever. I know you're going to ask. Don't care. Don't matter. As long as it's good health, you got all 10 toes and all 10 fingers. Don't matter to me. As long as he is happy. So if he 12 years old. You just say, hey daddy, I'm like, son, cool. Do you, don't care. Pay your bills. Get out of my house sooner than later. So you, you will raise him like Dwayne Wade? I personally would not. I would probably go about it differently because I feel like the way Dwayne Wade is going about it is this. He is letting a young child be impressioned by the world. And he's just using that to miss my opinion. He is using that to then boost his, his social media status and all this. Oh, this is what I let my kid do. And I'm a part of the community and this, that, and the third and then people follow him and like, and it boosts. But for me personally, I will not allow my 12, 13, whatever year old child to me in order for you to make that situation where you need to first finish school, experience the world, travel a bit. And the decision you're talking about is what? The, the, the, the whole sex change? Yeah, that, cause to me, I'm not going to allow my child, young adult to then dictate what they are. Cause that's, to me, that's just programmed by the world. But if you experience the world first and you've done digital research and you've done, you know, seeing what the world has offered and what hasn't been seen and you make that decision when you're older as a grown adult, it's like, you know what? This is not for me. This is, at that point I can't, but as you live in this house, in this roof, oh, you are a male. You are a male. Wait, but you can't have a both ways. No, no, he is a male. He's a male and he's a male. If he's going to be gay, he's going to be gay, he's going to be gay. But as far as him changing his gender, if you gay, you gay, who cares? You're gay. So you don't care if he wear dresses around the house? No, no, that's why I draw the line. It's one thing for you to be gay. It's another for you to be what they call trans fluid. That's where I draw the line. Go ahead, go on a date with a guy. That's what it's called? I think that's what it's called. You could go on a date with a guy. Listen, you need me to drop you off to your date's house? I got you. You want me to pick you up on the date? I got you. But as far as you changing your gender goals, I'm not allowing that. That's, that's not, that's not happening. But he's doing female things. Who cares? If you accept that, you gotta accept that. You do not have to accept first. That's, that's, that's what the problem with these days of these parents. All right, but, cause I'm confused, nappy. You say you open. I'm open to the idea that he is gay. That is - Are you really? Yes, if he's gay and he's happy - So that he should be able to come to your house with a purse and lipstick on. That is something different. No, what? And that was gay. No, no, well you need to do your research, my friend. You know what? You need to go to a gay bar one day. No, I don't. And just go out there. No, no. Wait, wait, so you want him to bring a dude there and tie him down in front of you? That's gay. Not saying do all that. I'm just saying, be respectful. The same way I would want him to be in front of, if it was a female in front of me, be the same way if it was a dude. Just be respectful. Now, if you guys want to hang out, go on your little movie days and hang out, whatever. Just longer days in your house. Because that'd be the same thing if it was a female. You go hang out, yeah, I could do whatever, go - But you said you accepted. If that's your son - Yeah, yes, but - That's not really accepting. You know, while not accepting is the change. If he wants to change his gender, that's not what I'm okay with. But as far as - He is changing his gender if he - No, he's not changing - He's doing female things. It's not, that's his sexual preference. His sexual preference has nothing to do with your
Fresh update on "v wade" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
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A highlight from Jeremy Stahlnecker
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his scene because The Blob was supposed to eat him, but he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Mataxas! Folks, welcome back. It's always a joy to speak to Irish people in general, but when you get two of them, it's unbelievable. I have two friends, the journalists, Phalom McAleer and Anne McEnany. Anne, did I get it right? McElhenny. McElhenny, are you sure, though? Anne McElhenny and Phalom McAleer, I love you, too, and you're always doing great things. Welcome back. Thanks so much for having us. Phalom, what are you guys up to this time? You guys are really, you're very clever with the things you do. There's a photographic exhibit. I think we should talk about that. Yeah, so we've, you know, we've covered the Kermit Gosnell story really since it broke in 2013, 2012. As you know, we made the movie. We wrote the book, which was a New York Times bestseller. We did a play on it. We did a podcast, a top rated podcast. But as part of our investigations, we came across the crime scene photograph. Some source gave us the cry. All the crime scene for not everybody knows what we're talking about. So briefly, tell my audience who is Kermit Gosnell, because there are people listening today that haven't they weren't listening six months ago or a year ago when we were talking about this. Well, Kermit Gosnell was is America's biggest serial killer. He was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia. And also was selling opioids, opioid prescriptions. And he was his clinic was raided by the DEA and the FBI because he was selling drugs. And they find a murder mill. And he is America's biggest serial killer. He murdered babies born alive. He murdered or he killed several patients, several female patients. He was a monster, but he was allowed to kill in plain sight because he had abortion clinic above the door. And the bodies kept coming out and the authorities wouldn't look behind that door because he was protected by the sacrament of abortion, the leftist sacrament of abortion. So we've kind of made it our job as journalists to really show this story for what it is, try and understand what happened and how it was allowed to happen. Much more important. So as I say, we've written these books about it. Made a movie about it, starring Dean Cain. But we have these crime scene photographs which are show evil and show the banality of evil as well. They show every aspect of his operation from the clocking in where they have to clock in with the cards, wishing people happy birthday. And then there's bits of it that are more explicit. So we thought, you know, the left are always doing photo exhibitions about Gaza refugees, about climate change, about, you know, all these victims, refugees, all these kind of things. This is a big tradition in America of crime scene photos being used as exhibitions, as works of art. And we thought, let's do this. Let's make, let's bring this to people because the great thing about crime scene photographs is they're taken for evidence in a courtroom, not pro -life, not pro -choice. They're neutral. They were never challenged by either side. They're factual. And people need to see the facts before they make up their mind. Where is the exhibition? So the exhibition is happening in Columbus, Ohio. And the reason why we're in Ohio is that there have been, since Roe v. Wade was overturned, there have been six ballot initiatives. Three of them were pro -abortion ballot initiatives. Three of them were pro -life. But in every case, the pro -life side lost. So Ohio, in on the 7th of November, there will be another of these ballot initiatives. And it's a very, very extreme ballot initiative. It's actually, what it's going to do is going to enshrine in the constitution of Ohio that you can have an abortion up to nine months. So it's very, very extreme. And people are being asked to vote on that. That's why we decided to bring this exhibition first to Ohio, where people need to be educated. And, you know, as Phalen said, these photographs, these are unimpeachable. These were shown in a courtroom, and no one ever challenged them. Neither side ever challenged the veracity of them. So, you know, because a lot of times I think the pro -abortion side can say that they feel that photographs are shown have been tampered with, that the pro -life movement have, you know, photoshopped. Well, no one's photoshopped anything here. These are very raw. And as Phalen said, you know, some of them show the banality of the workplace. But further into the exhibition, you know, as you walk in and you make a choice in this exhibition, we've been very careful about that. As you walk through the more extreme photographs, which are the photographs of the remains of the babies that were discovered on the premises the night of the raid, 47 bodies were discovered that night and brought to the medical examiner's office and, you know, posed and photographed so that doctors could make an evaluation of how they had died. We have those photographs, those kind of more explicit photographs, we have them shrouded in, you know, with a curtain, with a black curtain, also to show reverence for the remains. But people have been very, very moved. I mean, we've just had, somebody came to the exhibition yesterday, an actor who said, if only I knew then what I know now. And he wept in the room where he was looking at the photographs of the dead babies. Where in Columbus, Ohio, people are interested in seeing this? I know it's only up for another day or so. So what is the, is there a website where people can look this up? Yes, they can go to evidencetheexhibition .com, evidencetheexhibition .com. It's in the short north area of Columbus, Ohio. But the address, the specific address is there, evidencetheexhibition .com. And we would really welcome people to come. We are, as I said, open until Tuesday, until the day of the vote. People have already started voting, by the way, in Ohio. And it's extraordinary what people can tell themselves. But the lies that are being told by the pro -abortion side need to be answered with truth. And the truth that this exhibition shows is that people went to Gosnell. Lots of people went to Gosnell. He ran a very lucrative business. And the people who went there were six and seven and eight and nine months pregnant. So it's real. And it happened. And it went on for decades. And Pennsylvania allowed it to go on for decades, despite the bodies piling up, literally the bodies piling up and the complaints piling up. And this is what Ohio is welcoming in. This potential is what they're welcoming in. But I also think that the pictures of the babies are extremely powerful. I know, Eric, I believe I've shared some of these photographs with you in the past. So I think you know what we're dealing with here, but they are in some ways, I mean, this sounds so strange, but they're almost exquisite. They're so perfect. And their humanity is undeniable. And I think the left and the pro -abortion side really liked to push this idea of the clump of cells. In fact, the Guardian newspaper not that long ago published what turned out to be really a very fraudulent image showing some kind of fluff that they were saying that that's really what an abortion looks like. And it's completely untrue. So as I said, these photographs are unimpeachable, and people need to be educated. And we would really like to bring this exhibition around the country next year in 2024. I think there's seven or eight of these ballot measures on the books already all over the country, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, many, many states where they're going to be asked. And I've read recently, and I think I agree with it, that the pro -life movement fought very, very hard to overturn Roe v. Wade. But I'm not sure they were ready for the win, because now when people are being asked to make the decision, when the people get to vote, they're, as I said, six out of six ballot initiatives so far, including in three conservative states, were lost by the pro -life side.
Fresh update on "v wade" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Democrats must stand united against it. I think Mike Barnicle was talking about this. Later this week we're going to have a reconvening of the House Committee on weaponization of government and what that will mean is they'll go through a list of things again that people have gotten used to living with that people like, benefits that people like and they'll be looking to cut back on those benefits, reduce those benefits, sometimes eliminate those benefits. Yeah, exactly. One more, Mike Barnicle. It's the only time in our history when we have had a major political party, it used to be a major political party, now it's a crazy political party, the Republican seriously Party, interested again in marching this country backward. Yeah, that's it, Carlos, it's I always say R, vote R to go in reverse, right? know, You Democrats to go forward. I mean, you love this because Mother Jones saying more parents are refusing vaccines for their kids in school and not just for COVID, for whooping cough, polio. I mean, I'm not into conspiracies per But it just seems to me like a giant Russian plot to go, we will pump in this vaccine, this information and let them kill themselves. Because you know how Americans are, they think they know everything beyond scientists, they love to do social media. We will tell them the vaccines are dangerous. They will fall for it. Watch them die on their own. It's a beautiful plan. Yeah, yeah. I mean, what stupidity. It's just I can't, and I know I'm can't remember all the other diseases because we eradicated them a long time ago. Why? Because of the vaccine. Because of the vaccine. And yes, vaccines aren't this again. Your idealism. Vaccines aren't going to be 100 % without side effects. There will be side effects. It takes a while. Nothing. Here's the thing. Nothing is perfect. You can't drill the heads. And forgive me for going Wallace John on these third party voters like nobody votes third party, especially on the line. Catherine in Baltimore. You're on with Carlos. Hello, Catherine. Oh, hi. Hi. I just want to let you know that people from your show keep showing up in my dreams. And a few nights ago, a few nights ago, Rockville Sue showed up at my dream and she said, I'll take 81 years over 91 indictments any day of the week. Sue in Rockville. I wanted it on all your merch. All right. And I hope Sue is listening because I'm not on Twitter anymore. All right. Thank you, that's a fantastic idea. My show haunts people's dreams. Carlos, there's sleep. that Oh, too. Drowning at the end. Oh, and a little Linda trip. Okay. Linda trip is no longer with us. So that's the only way you can. Yeah, she would be in your dreams. Okay. Hi, Michael in Oakland. Hey, if anybody's looking at the national polls on 538 in last the couple of days, guess who's on top? Yeah, no, that's why you haven't heard it anywhere in the media. I've heard that last couple polls. But you won't hear that anyway. Okay. Yes, that's another criticism. Looks like being 81 doesn't prevent you from getting a truce and getting the hostages released. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. And by the way, and if anybody's notice shopping weekend up 10 % in the holiday season so that inflation just the doesn't same to keep people from spending their money, excuse me, the democratic wading over this is just, I mean, it's got to stop. We need to do everything we can to get every democratic voter to the poll or get their vote counted by mail or every other way. It's get out the vote at this point. There's no reason to think otherwise. Stop it. Stop it with the bedwetting. Thank you, Michael. Which is funny because that's another argument of the third party. Look at it.
A highlight from "Jerome Powell is Just as Confused by All the Different Data" + Michael Saylor Bullish on Bitcoin with the Caf Bitcoin Crew - November 2nd, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning, all you Cafe Bitcoiners, Michelle up here, good morning, and first thing in the morning, Michelle, weekly, we got Mike Hobart, Dom Bay, Tomer, and producer Jacob. Good morning, everybody. Good morning. Have fun staying apart, everyone. And apples. angry All righty then. Let's see. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 468. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin topics for today. We're going to be covering a little update on SPF. This trial is nearly complete. They're in closing comments now. There have been recent arrests of another shitcoin company, Unregistered Securities. We'll be covering that. Jerome Powell apparently doesn't know what to do. And then a little update on economic reality. So let's start with, oh, we don't have all the people here that need to hear this. So I'll come back to it. But let's start with the SPF thing. By the way, before I jump into that, is there anything you guys want to bring up that you think is important? How about Japan printing more money to fight inflation? And that makes a whole lot of sense. Well, it's just like just like it's I mean, California did the same thing. But a couple of months ago, like you don't fight inflation by putting more units of the of the currency out into the system. It's like the whole kind of like thermometer analogy that I dropped on Bitcoin veterans the other night. And you're not going to be able to assess the environment properly if you're just flooding the the entire environment with more units. It just doesn't make sense. It's only going to fuel it. It's going to make it worse. You know, there's a lot of people that would argue, well, but Japan's been doing this for two or three decades now and they're they're just fine. No rebuttal to that, Mike. Sorry, I know I was I was trying to get away from this fucking dog that keeps barking every morning. But like so like people that are saying that like Japan is just fine, it's like, OK, have you looked at the demographics? Have you looked at like how they're a lot worse? And like, in my opinion, that the US is they're ahead of the US is like all problems with like certain generations not being able to afford homes and like the cost of living and all this other stuff. Like, come on. Like, you could say that the system is still chugging along, but to say that they're just fine is not like the same thing. Yeah, the value of the yen has completely plummeted, and I feel like the people that make these arguments, you have the same arguments here in the US. They just categorically ignore the fact that the value of the currency is plummeting. I don't know how it short circuits my brain. I don't know how you can ignore that, but they do. It's the same argument here as it is there. It's the whole, well, it's not my problem situation, right? Paul Krugman is like the champion of this. Well, I'm not experiencing inflation, so clearly inflation doesn't exist at all. It's like, yeah, OK. All right, dude. These arguments, after you've studied Bitcoin for a while, these arguments start to sound really ridiculous. I'm reminded of this one. So we've got this guy. He might be in the audience right now. Wade, if you're here, shout outs to Wade Hook. He's in the Bitcoin Veterans Group, and he's very involved with Orange billing the state legislature of Alaska, and he wrote a letter to them that they responded to, and it was just the typical nonsense BS. And it's the same stuff every single time. It's quite ridiculous, actually. I feel like I should read it to you guys. I don't want to belabor it, but it's dumb. How about a couple of excerpts? Do it. All right, give me a moment. We all want to hear it now. Alex, while you find that, I want to reiterate your point. I think it's a really important point. It reminds me of my time in DC. I spent all these years in DC with these guys that I thought were so much smarter than me. They had worked on Wall Street and gone to Ivy League schools, and a lot of them work in economics and all this shit. And I remember not understanding all of it. I was like, well, I just work in tech, whatever. I don't understand the financial system. I make money. I pay my bills. And it's so interesting to me. People that are listening, don't let anyone tell you you're not smart enough to understand this because it's just bullshit. I think back, and I think to them trying to explain all these complex systems to me and being like, oh, I don't know. They must just be smarter than me. And now, fast forward 10, 20 years, you get into Bitcoin. You start understanding these systems and how they're actually intentionally designed to be complex and that it doesn't have to be that way. It's actually the most simple system, Bitcoin, that can solve all the problems. And so I guess the point really is just these people are not smarter than you. There's nothing that they know that you don't know. They just don't want you to understand it. It's like the Wizard of Oz, right, Michelle? If the dog pulls back the curtain, there's Terrence there pulling a bunch of levers and yelling into the thing. They're all humans. Hey, Michelle, do you think that it was because you were able to put in the work once you got to Bitcoin, whereas before you just weren't willing to put the work into trying to understand what they were telling you? I think to some extent, I definitely didn't make a lot of effort. I was like, oh, that's complicated. Let me just stay in my lane. I was working in big tech and I was like, tech and startups, that's my world. I don't care enough about that.
Fresh "V Wade" from Stephanie Miller
"And we're going to be doing a series of town halls talking about the importance of getting out and voting because just it's not about voting. It's not just about Trump. It's about voting all up and down the ticket. Be sure to invite all the Republican men on Grindr that you, uh, to the March. Cause I'm, Oh, won't go they to the March. I mean, they're just, okay. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. But you know, that's why, what's this saying about, you know, you're giving people to go, Oh, you know, I don't do politics. It's like, well, then politics is going to do you because those of us that were told we were hysterical, that Roe v. Wade would never fall are now being told we're hysterical, that gay marriage and you know, birth control, right? That will never happen. And it's like, Oh yes, that can happen. They've telegraphed what they want to do and that's what they're going to do. Yeah. Now, do you and Dylan monitor each other's porn addiction like speaker Mike Johnson and his son do? This is new to me. Yeah. Oh, see, we're out of the news cycle. Speaker God warrior and his son monitor each other's porn addiction. What's it called? Common in eyes. Yeah. Common in eyes. It's an app where they monitor each other's porn. If one them of is watching porn, the other one knows. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, wow. I thought we were going to talk straight from the Washington Post about MAGA doms and liberals. She has that in the stack for tomorrow. But yes, it's OK. Oh, you'll see tomorrow. Well, no, there's a whole subculture out there of people being MAGA doms and subs and they get off on humiliating each other. Oh, God. No, it goes like twice versa, too. Yeah. Yeah. OK. All right. Thanks for ruining tomorrow preemptively. Thanks for that buzzkill. human All right. You have something to look forward to. Exactly. Exactly. I know this part is awkward. We do need to bring up with you because the early times had a series, but obviously homelessness is a huge problem here in Los Angeles and in California. And there was a there was a series in A the L Times about AIDS, health care foundation and their participation in, you know, homeless housing and all that. I know you said there's going to be a response coming out this weekend, correct? Because I know because I you know and Jackie, first of all, you know, obviously your hearts are in the right place and always have been. And we all want to help the homeless. But go ahead. What were you going to say? I actually just got a text message from Jackie as we're talking right now because we won't have a response. So I'm not sure when that response is going to be coming. OK. But we are we have housing for homeless people. We are getting people off the streets and that getting someone off the street is the first thing you can do to protect their health. And we are getting people off the streets and we have thousands and thousands of very, very happy tenants who are living in our housing. And we if you go to our AIDS health care YouTube channel. Yeah. We have videos from some of our tenants on there. But you can see we're talking telling their story about how does this change their lives? Well, it's you know, it's a hugely complex problem. And you know, it's why obviously nobody has solved it overnight. I think it needs to be on the local state federal and level. And of course, you know, we've never gotten help from Republicans really on any of these issues, because I think part of the problem is it's, you know, many people need mental health and drug counseling, alcohol, whatever, the problem is not just homelessness, or that may be the problems that cause the homelessness. you So, know, I think that was part of what came up is that you know, a lot of tenants the are on their own for that kind of stuff. Do you have any thoughts on that? And how we because I mean, I'm not saying I have all the answers either as to how you, you know, problems, I don't have a response for that, because it is something that we're that we're working on. Yeah, yeah. But it's, like I say, it is such a multi pronged and, you know, heartbreaking problem here in, you know, here in California, and I think it's just across the country too. Yeah, yeah. California. but Yeah, I you know, it's once again, you know, this is where when you talk about Donald Trump, what did he recently something about putting a lot of talk of camps, Travis. Yeah. Rounding people up. has He literally talked about putting homeless people in camp, like internment, canceling, immigrants, and etc. You know, that seems to be their only solution is get them off the street, you know, whereas, you know, as liberals, we come at it from help these people were the richest people in the in the world. You know, there's gonna be a way to help, you know, in terms of all of the help they need, you know, and, and housing. So, you know, all hands that, on including a health care foundation. Yeah, exactly. And so we're doing a lot of amazing work. We've gotten 1400 people off the streets here in Los Angeles, because our project so it is working, is helping us changing people's lives. Yeah, we well, and will cover your response as well when when we see it, but it's just hard. It's such a big story here in LA that we know I totally understand. I totally understand it. It is. It is a it is a big story. Mama is proud of you. Mama has always been proud of you, despite all the smack I talked to you. Just it blows the whole thing when we talk love to each other. I know when you cry when you leave. I know I could make crying to act. It's not like I practice. It was the second time Okay. All right. Look at where I landed. I see. I see that. That's
A highlight from 1447: Max Keiser: Bitcoin will reach $10,000,000 per coin
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and this just in, there are now nearly 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, which is a new record. So congratulations and shout out to my long term hodlers. Also in today's show, as I shared, the Bitcoin white paper turns 15 years old today as Satoshi Nakamoto's legacy lives on. Let's go. Also in today's show, crypto asset manager Valkyrie amends their spot Bitcoin ETF filing. I'll be breaking down this latest update, as well as a Bitcoin rally to $50 ,000 per coin is now on the cards as the Bitcoin bull market arrives. According to top crypto analysts, I'll be sharing his timeline. Also in today's show, Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and price predictions and warns of suicide bankers that will destroy the world. Not only that, but Max Keiser gives Alex Jones a simple, very simple five question Bitcoin quiz for 10 ,000 Bitcoin worth $350 million in today's terms. I'll be breaking all this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at Cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts dot net. Welcome, everyone, to podcast episode number fourteen hundred and forty seven of the Cryptonewsalerts pod. Today is Bitcoin's birthday, October 31st, 2023. Bitcoin is 15 years old and I'm your fearless host, JV. We have lots to cover, as we always do. So let's kick it off with our market watch. As we can see, you should be able to see Bitcoin barely in the green, holding on to thirty four thousand four hundred support. We also have ether barely in the green, a little bit of boring trading sideways action. But if we check out, you know what they say, when in doubt, zoom out. Right. Let's check out the seven day coin 360. Bitcoin's now up four percent. You got XRP up nine percent. Let's zoom out a little more and check out the one month price gains. Let's freaking go. This is a testament that October in full effect, Bitcoin is up almost twenty eight percent this month. Let's freaking go. That's pretty massive. And let's not forget, we're moving into moonvember tomorrow. So do you think we're going to surpass forty thousand? I think so. In fact, if I was a betting man, I'd bet on it. Now, if we zoom out, can we even zoom out a little more? Let's see here. Well, let's switch it up. Let's go to coin market cap dot com. We can see the crypto market cap currently sits at one point two eight trillion with Bitcoin dominance at fifty two point eight percent and the ether dominance at seventeen point one percent and checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers within the top or in the past twenty four hours. We got Celestia, which I've never even heard of before. Up sixteen percent. We got XDC up six percent trading at five cents, followed by TonCoin up five percent trading at five dollars and thirty three cents and checking out crypto bubbles. We can see the top gainers for the past week. We have a mixture. Some are in the red, some are in the green. And let's zoom out. Let's check out the weekly massive gains in the green. Let's check out the monthly. Wow. Incredible. Some of these alt coins are up 50, 60, 70 percent, which is pure insanity. E -Hacks is up one hundred and forty five percent. What about the annual? Holy moly. And let's check out the market cap plus the week and we can see Bitcoin and a big bubble at three point three percent, followed by ether at two point nine percent and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. We're currently rated at sixty six, which is greed. Yesterday, a sixty eight. Last week is sixty six and last month a forty eight, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. Yeah. So let's kick it off with our Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts with the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. Here we go. Bitcoin's price trying to push towards the coveted thirty five thousand level. The current high for the year is thirty five thousand two hundred, but has so far been unable to progress. The rest of the crypto market seems to continue with its consolidation, with some of the alts performing better than others. So let's start with Bitcoin here. The Bitcoin price was trading above thirty four G's and seemingly pushing for the thirty five level. And right now we're right in between those two marks. Today, the price remains above thirty four, roughly thirty four five at the time of the live, but is unable to reach the coveted resistance level and is currently at a loss, but barely. We're, you know, kind of tinkering. And liquidation data is also interesting to monitor. According to Coin Glass, the total liquidations for the past twenty four hours are just short of one hundred million bucks. Most of these were long positions accounting for sixty three percent of the total. This shows that the bears were more dominant over the period. Now, the majority of the liquidations, as always, happened on Binance, which is the largest crypto exchange in the world, followed by OKEx and Bybit. And I'm curious, what's your go to recommended crypto exchange? Do you use Binance? Do you use OKEx? Do you use Bybit? Do you use Coinbase? Do you use Kraken? Let me know, fam. And let's now check out some of the technicals specifically for Bitcoin. Right now, as you can see, the oscillators on the left, we have three cell signals. We have seven neutral and one buy signal. And that one buy signal is the MACD, which you can see here on your screen. Now, if we scroll to the right a little bit, we can see for the summary, there's currently eight neutral signals. There's four cell signals and 14 buy signals, which is definitely a bullish indicator. And for the moving averages, which may be cut off on your screen, but I can read it to you. It shows you sell signals, only one neutral, only one. And we have freakin 13 buy signals right now. The market is ripe and ready for continuation of some momentum. So let's freakin go. Now, let's break down our next story of the day and discuss some technicals, which are definitely bullish for Bitcoin. As you can see here, there are now nearly 40 million addresses in profit. If you're one of those 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, make some noise in that live chat and let's freakin celebrate. I mean, that's a massive victory, to say the least. Bitcoin has more wallet addresses and profit than ever before. Despite Bitcoin's price being 50 percent below the all time highs. That's right. Right now, you can buy Bitcoin two for one special, but it's not going to last for long. So seize the moment, fam. The latest data is from on chain analytics from Glassnode showing a record number of addresses in the black. Bitcoin may be nearing 18 month highs, but its recent gains were already enough to spark the significant changes in investor profitability. Shout out to relaxing and meditation music. I the appreciate ten dollar super chat. Much love, much respect. Keep it coming. Let's go. Per Glassnode data, the number of addresses in profit as of October 30th was thirty nine point one million. This is the highest number ever recorded for the Bitcoin users and beats the previous peak of thirty eight point one million seen back in November of twenty twenty one. And does this date ring a bell? That's at the time we hit the all time high of sixty nine thousand. Now, at the time, Bitcoin itself traded at those all time highs and thus 100 percent of the addresses in existence with a non -zero balance were obviously in profit. And while the current spot price remains 50 percent lower than those levels, the total non -zero addresses now number forty eight point three million, as you can see here in this chart. And it's just likely to continue soaring and rising. Bitcoiners taking over the world. Yeah, I mean, in percentage terms and profit addresses, they have yet to match their performance in absolute numbers, but nonetheless, at 18 month highs of eighty one point one percent. Let's go. The tally has gone from 60 percent to over 80 percent over the past two months, as Glassnode shares here in the chart. And by contrast, addresses at a loss currently stand at just over nine million at their peak in December of twenty twenty two. Following the FTX meltdown, the total was over 20 million. Now, as reported, the past week has seen the Bitcoin price action pass multiple resistance levels while returning both the long term and short term hodlers back to profit. This in turn sparked profit taken at the much more speculative end of the hodler spectrum, especially as the market passed thirty four G's. Now for crypto analyst Van Stratton, research and data analyst at Crypto Insights Crypto Slate. This underscores the difference in mentality between the cohorts, quoting him here. Bitcoin has shown remarkable strength above thirty four thousand for the past five days while witnessing one of the strongest profit takings in the past two years for the short term hodlers. Now, long term hodlers have barely budged the six largest profit taking this year, but minimal in the grand scheme of things and accompanying the charts from Glassnode tracked these inflows to the exchanges from the long term hodlers and in profit to the short term entities as outlined here in these charts. Now, let's break down the 15 year birthday, the 15 year anniversary of Bitcoin. I mean, this is phenomenal that Bitcoin has been in existence for 15 years. Imagine if you would have knew about Bitcoin back on October 31st, 2008. Talk about a small circle. But yeah, today marks 15 years since the synonymous creator of Bitcoin, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who Alex Jones claims Max Kaiser is maybe because Max holds as much Bitcoin as Satoshi. Who knows? But anyways, shared the Bitcoin white paper to the mailing list of cryptographers on October 31st, 2008. This was after the financial collapse, fam, and a date also annually celebrated as Halloween, quoting the the white paper here. I have been working on a new electronic cash system that is fully peer to peer with no trusted third party, as Satoshi famously said in the opening sentence before linking the document titled Bitcoin, a peer to peer electronic cash system. Holy moly. I mean, again, this is legendary. This is history in the making. You're witnessing firsthand the white paper proposed the decentralized system that could facilitate peer to peer transactions, which can solve the double spending problem often associated with digital currency in which it did. It proposed to achieve this via a network of nodes, validate and record transactions through the proof of work consensus mechanism, launching just two months later, officially on January 3rd, 2009. Satoshi's computer science breakthrough came on the back of other impressive developments in the cryptography and e -money spaces. The first reference cited the Bitcoin white paper is Wade's invention of B money, an electronic peer to peer cash system that never launched, but nonetheless played a key role in Satoshi's plans for Bitcoin and like Bitcoin B money. And I'm curious how many of you have ever heard of B money? We have all heard of B rabbit from 8 Mile, but B money, I've never heard of that one, proposed that participants in the system maintain a database of account balances, which keep track of the ownership of money. Transactions would be initiated and completed by a broadcast message to all participants, which would update the account balances of those involved in a specific transaction. In many ways, it could be seen as a precursor to the nose of the Bitcoin protocol, which keeps a record of the constantly growing blockchain. And I'm curious, how many of you run your own Bitcoin node? Let me know in that live chat. Fam, this process requires proof of work, a form of cryptographic proof in which one party proves to others that a certain amount of the specific computational effort has been expanded. Now, Satoshi implemented this into Bitcoin, citing Adam Back's invention of hash cash in 1997. Shout out to Adam Back, the creator of, I believe it's Blockstream, now, which incorporated proof of work to limit the email spam of denial of service attacks, as shared here by Crypto Leroy, the cypherpunks and fathers of Bitcoin, Hal Finney, he created the reusable proof of work. We got Adam Back, who created hash cash, Wei Dai, who created B money, David Shum, who created DigiCash. We have Nick Szabo, who created BitGold, Phil Zimmerman, who created PGP, Bram Cohen, who created BitTorrent, and Tim May, who is the crypto Antichrist Manifesto, and of course, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who gets credited for the discovery of Bitcoin. Now, Bitcoin's timestamp server works by taking a hash akin to a unique serial number, a block transactions and time stamping, and when the block is added to the Bitcoin blockchain, which we all know. And as Crypto Shama points out here, also giving credit to everyone involved with some of the early developments for the technology that led to Bitcoin. So shout out to all of them, including Max Keiser. If you didn't know, Max Keiser has a patent, I believe the first one for digital currency back in the 90s. That's all on record, fam. So this is pretty amazing. Now, the genius in Satoshi was the puzzling of these pieces into a fully functional system. According to Lop, quoting him here, there is no single piece of the puzzle that I think is more important than the others. Nakamoto's genius was not any of the individual components of Bitcoin, but rather the intricate way in which they fit together and breathe life into the system. Preach. Now, mainstream media highlighted Bitcoin's increased use by criminals, which we know is nothing more than FUD. We got Senator Elizabeth Warren, also Cynthia Lummis pushing those FUD narratives, which suck. We also know Bitcoin became a legal tender in El Salvador, which was the country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender, which has been a game changer for their entire country. And I feel we're going to have many other nations lead in the footsteps of Bukele as well as, you know, El Salvador in adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender. So, yeah. Happy birthday, Bitcoin. I'm wishing you another successful hundred and fifty years after these 15 years. You know, the final Bitcoin is not going to be mine, I believe, until the year 2140. Crack me if I'm wrong, but that's a very long time from now. Now, let's break down our next story of the day. Valkyrie updated their ETF filing. We all know right now all eyes on spot ETF. So let's break down this latest development. Digital asset manager Valkyrie Investments, the latest firm to amend its spot Bitcoin ETF filing with the US SEC Valkyrie filed the updated spot Bitcoin ETF with the US SEC October 30th, which is yesterday, according to the SEC database. Now check it. The updated form as one registration statement from Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund aims to offer investors the opportunity to invest in common shares backed by Bitcoin. The shares represent units of fractional, undivided beneficial interest and ownership of the trust and are expected to be traded under the ticker symbol BRRR, just like money printer continue to go kind of cool on the Nasdaq stock market, quoting them here. The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed, according to Valkyrie, stating in the filing, adding the firm is not allowed to sell BRRR securities until the registration statement is officially effective. The amended filing comes about a month after the SEC delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund in late September. Meanwhile, Valkyrie's updated spot Bitcoin ETF joins at least six others recently amended spot Bitcoin ETF filings made by the following Bitwise, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, VanEck and ARK Invest. And according to online crypto ETF analysts, the ongoing Bitcoin ETF amendments can be translated as a good sign, definitely a good omen, in my opinion, of the progress and impending approvals. Valkyrie's latest spot Bitcoin ETF update is yet another evidence of movement happening behind the scenes. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Safart believes, quoting him here from X Update, Valkyrie joins the prospectus amendment train for the spot Bitcoin ETF. Things are still moving behind the scenes and following the recent amendments, at least five of the rest of the known spot Bitcoin ETF filers have not updated their filing. So expect them soon, including firms like Wisdom Tree, Invesco, Galaxy, Global X, Hashdex and Franklin Templeton. The SEC currently has a whopping eight to 10 filings at the desk of the chairman, Gary Gensler. But the million dollar question becomes, will Gary Gensler do anything about this and accept any of these spot Bitcoin ETFs? Congress is putting the pressure on Gary. He says you need to prove the spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately, with that key word being immediately. There's some deadlines that are due soon, including ARK 21. I believe it's January 10th. I personally feel we're going to get the green light from the SEC before the Bitcoin having creating the perfect storm. Let's move on to our next story of the day. We covered the ETF filing. Now let's discuss a potential $50 ,000 Bitcoin rally here incoming, according to crypto analysts, Michal Benday Pop, before I break down the latest with Max Kaiser recently on the Alex Jones show. Here we go. A widely followed crypto analyst believes Bitcoin has officially entered the bull market territory and is now primed for a rally towards $50 ,000 per coin. Send it and let's go. We got Michal Benday Pop, who shared on X that the Bitcoin bull market is here. I would agree. What are your thoughts, fam? Benday Pop predicts the Bitcoin will rally as high as $50 ,000 per coin in the coming months before witnessing a pullback and surging to a new all time high. Quitting the analysts here, I think we'll see Bitcoin hit resistance at 38 Gs, baby, but most likely will continue towards 45 to 50 ,000 per Bitcoin pre having after that consolidation and sideways action for a long period before we start making new all time highs. And this is the chart which you can see here in your screen, which if you analyze it, he appears to predict Bitcoin will see $50 ,000 in January of 2024. What is that? November or November's tomorrow. So December, two months. Send it. I love it. Right in alignment with Credible Crypto, who's predicting $48 ,000 in the next two weeks. Let's go. I hope they're both right. The halving, which had historically coincided with the Bitcoin bull run, slashes the Bitcoin mining rewards, as we all know, in half, which is slated for April 2024, under six months out. And for now, Benday Pop thinks Bitcoin's in the midst of a consolidation period and a dip below $33 ,000 is still on the table. Quoting him again alongside this chart, Bitcoin technically constructing a range here slight correction towards $33 ,300 and quickly bought up if the lower boundaries are reached. Probably sentiment will flip bearish the $32 ,800, but that would signal a great long opportunity touche. Now let's break down our featured story of the day and discuss Max Keiser, who was just recently interviewed on the Alex Jones show. He was invited back. And let me share with you a little the back story, just in case you don't know the back story. Now, back in the day, maybe it was 2014, many years ago, Max Keiser, being a kind hearted gentleman, went on the Alex Jones show and he gifted Alex Jones 10 ,000 Bitcoin. I don't know the exact value of the Bitcoin at that time, but I can tell you what the value of 10 ,000 Bitcoin is in today's prices. If you run the math, that is freakin 350 million dollars. Long story short, Alex Jones claims he lost the laptop that Max put the Bitcoin on. Therefore, he has none of it. So Max being the kind hearted gentleman he is, he said, let me come back on the show now. And he actually just released this episode yesterday. So this is brand new, breaking all these predictions and everything I'm sharing with you. And I'm going to give you a basic quiz on Bitcoin, Alex. And if you can answer these five questions, I will give you another 10 ,000 Bitcoin valued at roughly three hundred and fifty million dollars per coin. And so Alex invited Max on the show. They did the quiz. Here are some of the highlights of the show I'm going to be sharing with you. However, if you want to watch it live with me, we're going to be doing a live JV react session exclusively on Rumble after the show stream ends on YouTube. We're going to be watching it together where Max is quizzing Alex and I'll be reacting live to the video. It's something I've never done before. Live reacting to these videos, but I think it's going to be phenomenal considering it's brand new content. Many of you have never seen it before. So make sure you're following me on Rumble because it's going to be lit. But first and foremost, here are some of the highlights from this recent interview. I posted it yesterday exclusively. I was the first one to post the entire interview on X. I already got over 500 hearts, 166 retweets and over fifty two thousand people viewed it. Here's what I wrote. Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and warn of the suicide bankers that will destroy the world. And here are some of the quotes regarding his predictions when Alex Jones asked them, so where's Bitcoin going to go next? Where do we go from here? Here's what Max Keiser shared. All fiat money and gold eventually goes to effectively zero against Bitcoin because it's demonetizing gold. The same way gold demonetized silver, Bitcoin will be demonetizing gold. So sure, gold will be maybe two thousand, three thousand, four thousand dollars announced. But we're talking about Bitcoin eventually going to five million to ten million dollars per coin. So you're purchasing power in gold terms is almost basically nothing compared to what's happening in Bitcoin. Preach very powerful words. And there is another quote I believe that I shared here. Let's see if I can find it. I click back on here.
A highlight from SEC WON'T APPEAL GRAYSCALE BITCOIN ETF RULING & CALIFORNIA PASSES CRYPTO REGULATION!
"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I want to start off by talking about the grayscale SEC Bitcoin ETF situation. Yesterday, Friday, October 13 was the deadline for the SEC to appeal the court's ruling in the grayscale case. Now, we know the three judges destroyed scumbag regulator Gary Gensler and the SEC calling their denial of the grayscale Bitcoin spot ETF as arbitrary and capricious. But what can you expect? We're dealing with a scumbag corrupt regulator that is Gary Gensler, who is on puppet strings being controlled by Elizabeth Warren and the Wall Street incumbents who want to destroy crypto startups like grayscale, Coinbase, Ripple and others so that they can come in and take over the market. So the fact that the SEC did not appeal and we're past the deadline, obviously, is a good sign. It's bullish. It means the SEC does not see a way to win this. They are pretty much kowtowing here, right, which they have to the courts are ruling here. And even the folks at Bloomberg, James Safert, who I've had on the podcast, said, look, it's being reported here and confirmed by Bloomberg News that the SEC won't ask the court to reverse its decision on the Bitcoin spot ETF as it relates to grayscale. So what's going to happen next? It's going to be the SEC and grayscale are going to have their conversation started where they're going to discuss, I guess, how they're going to approve this and what else grayscale needs to do. Obviously, we're all waiting for this Bitcoin spot ETF approval to happen. I think the SEC is going to approve multiple at the same time. If they were to approve the BlackRock ETF ahead of everybody else, you know the game is completely rigged. We have some sense it is rigged, but if they do that, it will be really blatant. So I think they're going to approve multiple at the same time. However, this is my opinion. Look, we got world conflict happening. We still got inflation. We still got the Fed raising rates. Liquidity is low. We're still in the quantitative tightening cycle. I don't think now is a good time for this ETF to be approved, honestly. I think next year when things calm down, maybe near the Bitcoin halving would be a good time. The conflict ramps down, dies down. People are not as focused on it. Just normal human life and things go back to normal to a certain degree. Maybe the Fed is ramping down rate hikes or they have paused completely. They start QE. Liquidity is blowing back in. I think that will be the ideal scenario, but we'll see what happens. Maybe I'm wrong and they approve it sometime this quarter and maybe it does well, but we'll see what happens. The one thing I want you all to expect though, there's not going to be capital flowing in overnight into these ETFs. I think they have to be fully, the groundwork has to be set up. The marketing has to be there. Once again, people essentially wouldn't want to be focused on investing. Right now, people are not really focused on investing. I'm talking about the general public. Just keep that in mind. Now, speaking of the SEC, we have an update here as it relates to Coinbase versus the SEC. Paul Grewal, chief legal officer at Coinbase given updates on their response to the third circuit and it says here the TLDR, the SEC's unilluminating update is mere bureaucratic pantomime and confirms that nothing short of mandamus will prompt the agency to take its obligations seriously. We respectfully request an order to the SEC to act on Coinbase's rulemaking petition within 30 days. We appreciate the court's careful consideration of this matter. So remember the SEC filed their response and it was a bullshit letter. It pretty much was nothing in it. It was just a delay tactic. So I appreciate Coinbase putting the pressure. That's what we got to do. And we saw the judge already in these cases with Coinbase versus SEC is calling out the SEC saying like, what are you guys doing? What's a security? What's not a security? You approved Coinbase to go public. You knew what their business was. So what are you doing now? It's not like they're charging fraud on Coinbase. They're just saying you're selling unregistered securities, yet they won't say what is a security and what's not. Even the scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, before Congress, can't even answer what's a security and what's not. It's ridiculous. We're dealing with a government agency that is funded by our tax dollars that doesn't abide by the law, that are hypocrites and liars. Even Judge Sarah Netburn in the Ripple lawsuit said the SEC lacks a fateful allegiance to the law. It's pathetic. But we got to keep putting the pressure on this corrupt scumbag bureaucrat and he will be exposed. He lost in the Ripple case. He lost in the Grayscale case. And I believe they're going to lose here with Coinbase. So I appreciate Coinbase, you know, putting the pressure and we got to keep doing the same thing. Contact our representatives, share the facts on social media and expose these lies. Now some good news, folks. And this involves Governor Gavin Newsom out of California. Now, whether you love Gavin Newsom or you hate Gavin Newsom, that is one thing. Let's put it to the side. That's a whole other conversation. But folks, California, they passed a crypto licensing bill, which is really good, folks. Gavin Newsom signed this yesterday. So here's the headline. Governor Newsom signs crypto licensing bill in California. Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a measure that would regulate California's crypto industry, home to nearly a quarter of the blockchain companies in North America. This is being reported by Bloomberg Law. But I'm going to jump to another article here, which gives the full details because Bloomberg wants me to pay to read, which is annoying. So according to the report by Bloomberg Law, this first law aims to establish basic regulations for crypto companies operating in California, making them obtain state licenses and meet specific requirements related to reserves, disclosures and audits. The law also covers assets backed crypto currencies like USDC and USDT, so stable coins, making it mandatory for them to keep complete reserves, which would impact algorithmic stable coins that rely on different mechanisms to maintain their pegs. This crypto regulation bill was passed in August 2023, a year after Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a prior version of the crypto bill stating that California needed a more flexible approach. So, folks, this is great, great news. It is logical, reasonable things. There's no overreach here. If you are a centralized exchange or a stable coin issuer, you have to have your reserves. You have to provide audits. You have to make sure you're abiding by the laws. We don't want any more FTX or Celsius things, no commingling, no lying, no pulling customer funds to go trade it, right? Like these idiots, Caroline Ellison and Sam Bankman Fried and even a scammer, Alex Mashinsky. No more of that nonsense. The industry needs to raise its standards. All exchanges decentralized need to be audited, whether it be monthly reporting or quarterly reporting it, sending it to the licensed agencies in the States and it's being reviewed, right? I think we can all agree with that. You can be a very pro -crypto person, very much into decentralized exchanges and defies, but we can't ignore that there's going to be centralized entities in the market. They need to abide by the law. They have to follow these best practices. We can't have what happened last year happen again. That was ridiculous, right? So this is a great move, great bill. And it's sad that the States have to do this and the federal government is not doing it, right? But the good thing here is that the States moving ahead will force the hand of the federal government because it's not just California. It's Wyoming, it's Texas, it's New York and many more are passing comprehensive regulations. So this is a really great move, really happy to hear about this. And obviously there's a lot of crypto companies in California, some like Ripple and others. So really, really big crypto regulation bill here, folks. And here's what Tim Grayson, who is an assembly member in California, tweeted out. He said, today, California is taking the necessary step to regulate a market that is volatile risky and in some cases deliberately rigged against everyday consumers. Thank you to Governor Newsom for helping ensure that our state leads in fostering responsible innovation. Folks, this is huge, huge, huge, huge. I can't, once again, I'm not endorsing Gavin Newsom here, so please, please don't get me wrong because California has a whole lot of problems and other things happening. But as it relates to crypto, this is a really great move. And I think game theory is going to play out. Other states are going to follow suit and follow the direction of California, which is one of the largest states, folks. So a move in the right direction. Now I want to highlight a great, responsible and safe exchange that is Uphold, which is a sponsor of this podcast. I've been a user of Uphold since 2018, so I can vouch for this platform. I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO and many folks over the years. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade 37 fiat currencies and precious metals on this platform and easily switch between crypto, fiat and precious metals. It's pretty cool. It's a unique platform. And once again, I can vouch for it because I use it. I use it for trading and much more. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Now, folks, as we're talking about crypto regulations, we know Elizabeth Warren has her anti -crypto army. She's corrupt. She's, you know, three peas in a pod with Gary Gensler and Brad Sherman. We know she's been doing all kinds of nonsense. Well, there's news coming out here. Ryan Selkis said rumor is John Donenberg, Liz Warren's COS, is heading to the White House to replace Bharat Ramamurti. Bharat responsible was for making the admins deep crypto hostility. So talking about the Biden admin, some in D .C. told me to wait and see Biden soften with Bharat gone. If Donenberg is in, that won't happen. So we'll see. Here's what Caitlin Long, who's battling the Fed right now, said. She said, yes, as Novogratz, Mike Novogratz said, Senator Warren is driving the Biden administration's bus on crypto policy. Biden cut that deal with her long ago. And that's why she gets to a place or gets to place her people at the White House in key agency positions. This was an open secret in D .C. And it's now no longer a secret. P .S., where is the press on Biden's Warren deal to let her pick White House economic staff and financial services appointees? This has been an open secret pretty much since Operation Choke Point 2 .0 began in January. And I haven't seen it reported yet. Any ideas? Ryan Selkis and Nick Carter, she said, and Novogratz, I think you said in an interview on stage at Mainnet that Warren's senior staff didn't agree with her. Let's hope John is among those you are alluding to now that he's at the White House. Folks, we shall see what happens. My hope is that Biden overall losing popularity and with different things economically and, you know, Elizabeth Warren going crazy over crypto and the industry fighting back and Gary Gensler taking losses in court, you know, take some wind out of her sales. It's Senator Elizabeth's sales here and take some power away from her. And maybe the people Biden has around him, you know, who are anti -crypto get kicked out. You know, we can see next year is a election year. So we'll see what happens. Maybe things soften up. The Bitcoin spot ETF gets approved. You know, I think we're moving maybe out of the eye of the storm with this operation choke point. We'll see. You know, I think the court law losses for Gary Gensler really help the causes here. Even with Caitlin Long, the court denied the Fed's request to throw out her lawsuit against them. So the lawsuit is proceeding. It's going to discovery. So these anti -crypto people are getting exposed. And, you know, we hope Elizabeth Warren, her corrupt ass gets exposed as well. Now, the IRS is also putting out some crypto tax rules, which the industry are trying to push back on. So here's the headline. Coinbase tax had calls on IRS to revise crypto tax rules. The IRS is proposed tax rules hinder digital asset growth by exposing restrictions that question their utility. Coinbase is VP of tax wrote Thursday. So great to see the industry is pushing back in a letter disclosed on Thursday. Lawrence Zlakten, if I'm saying that right, a Coinbase's vice president of tax criticized the proposed regulations for imposing an unprecedented, unchecked and unlimited tracking on the daily lives of Americans. In August, the IRS issued a 300 page proposal that revises the definition of a broker in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, including crypto exchanges, which provides guidelines on tax compliance for both the brokers and their clients. Now, many of you may recall the infrastructure bill situation with this, and we're still fighting this. So I'm glad the industry is pushing back. And, you know, these things are not set in stone fully yet. So we have an opportunity to push back and we're seeing more pro crypto governors and congressmen and lawmakers and so forth, even presidential candidates. So we got to keep pushing. We got to keep fighting. And, you know, where we need to rally and call up our representatives and send letters and emails and tweet and whatever we got to do, we will do that. But good to see that folks at Coinbase are pushing back. Now, we've got news here that Taurus expands crypto footprint after Deutsche Bank linked up. So the crypto infrastructure firm Taurus that partnered with Deutsche Bank last month is set to announce more large partnerships with banks soon, exec says. Now, I remember recently Deutsche Bank said they were going to launch crypto custody and they were they're doing this with Taurus. So Switzerland based Taurus, which offers infrastructure to issue custody and trade crypto tokenized assets and NFTs is opening offices in London and Paris. The firm says it expects more of the region's banks listen to this folks to wade into the crypto space as the regulatory environment becomes more clear. Folks, that's music to my ears. And they're talking about the EU here, right? Because both the EU and the UK have passed crypto regulations. Now, if only we could have that in the United States. Right. Where where are the members of Congress? Where's the federal government on this? So the expansion is part of a bid to better serve institutions that will soon have to comply with the Markets and Crypto Assets Regulation, the MICA law, the European Union Parliament passed the framework in April with implementation expected next year. So great, great news, folks. Very bullish. And let me give you some more details. So Jurgen Hoffbauer from saying that right previously towards his global head of strategic partnerships will lead the London office. He spent more than 10 years at Bank of America, where he served as head of sales for Europe and Middle East and Africa. Folks, a lot of the legacy banking TradFi folks are coming to crypto and they're helping to build out the crypto infrastructure for institutions. And of course, you know, they know there's money to be made here. They know this is the future and they're doing it. And this is why we have to be patient. This is why we dollar cost average. We study the market cycles. We look at what these big players are doing, not what they're saying, but what they're doing. And we are positioning ourselves to take profits as the value of our tokens rise. Right, folks? So we have to exercise patience. Taurus raised 65 million dollars in a February funding round led by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank also took part in that round and German megabank linked up with Taurus last month to build out their digital asset custody and tokenization services. Wow, folks, I hope you see what's happening here. And this thing is global. It's not specific to United States. So while Elizabeth Warren acts the fool with the clown Gary Gensler here and delaying and causing all kinds of nonsense, the rest of the world is moving forward. And the great thing about this market, it's borderless. You can be in any part of the world. I've said many times you have a smartphone, you have Internet access and you can be part of the asset class. You can buy a fraction of Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, whatever it is. You can put as little as 10 bucks in each. Right. And you are part of the asset class. And that's something they cannot stop. They would love to. They would love to gate keep it like they have historically and put the borders and say, oh, you have to go through Wall Street and you have to be an accredited investor. Right. They would love to stop that so they can control it. That's why they're fighting so hard. That's why this corrupt Elizabeth Warren. This is a big thing for her. That's why Gary Gensler is doing all the things he's doing. They want to control it, but they can't. The disruption is at their doorstep. They can't stop this thing. They're going to put up roadblocks. Don't get me wrong. Like they're doing, they're slowing us down to causing a bit of confusion. But this train has left the station. They ain't going to stop it. Now, got some news here that Texas County settles lawsuit over wrongful seizure of fifteen thousand dollars from Bitcoin ATM. The lawsuit also aimed to have the court recognize Bitcoin Depot as the lawful owner of the seized money. So I've interviewed the CEO of Bitcoin Depot and this is an interesting case here. So authorities in McClellan County have settled a lawsuit with Lux Vending operating as Bitcoin Depot following the wrongful seizure of fifteen thousand dollars from one of its Bitcoin ATMs. The lawsuit was dismissed after the county acknowledged the funds were improperly confiscating following a scam that targeted an 82 year old Crawford woman. Local media reported Thursday the scam was reported by the elderly victim who was deceived into withdrawing fifteen thousand dollars in cash and depositing it into a Bitcoin machine. This reportedly followed her falling victim to a ransomware attack initiated by a malicious email link. Legal action had originally been filed against the county investigators for allegedly violating due process. They had obtained a warrant to seize the funds from Bitcoin Depot kiosk located at a court recognized Bitcoin Depot as a as the lawful owner of the of the seized money. McClellan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, who had previously stood by his the actions of his officers, declined to comment on the lawsuit's resolution or on Judge Scott Felton's admission that the funds had been seized erroneously. KWTX News reported. So interesting case happening here. And, you know, one of the layers here I want to highlight is that crypto is becoming a big part of society in the mainstream and the average everyday things that may occur, whether it be crime, whether it be just different things in life. Right. That happens that we don't control or had nothing necessarily to do with crypto that it's popping up in cases and all forms of regulations and law now need to be developed around it. So that's a great sign of adoption. I'm not saying what happened to this lady is a great right. Obviously, that's another issue with malware and scammers and elder abuse and all these things. But in the sense of adoption and this being part of the society, just as the Internet became part of a society and there were bad things that followed that, but obviously a lot of great things. Right. Same thing is happening here. So it's pretty, pretty interesting. I like to look at these things from a psychological macro societal human behavior standpoint, because it also tells a story of the direction we're headed. And are people moving away from this or are they adopting it? Is it becoming more prominent in our daily lives? And I think we're seeing that for crypto and block chain. Now, I just want to end it here by highlighting one of the partners of the podcast that I and it's a platform I use, Merlin, which allows you to track your crypto exit strategy in a very easy and safe way. Merlin allows you to tie in all your exchanges and ledger data. It does not capture your seed phrases or anything like that. It simply just takes a snapshot of your account and allows you to set your exit strategy. Which price points? I've been doing stuff like this on spreadsheets. It's super tedious and manual. And I've always been looking for some sort of solution. And Merlin is that solution, folks. So I'll be using this for the next bull market. So let's say for my XRP or Ethereum or Bitcoin, I'll set certain price points. Hey, I want to take 30 percent of my chain link or XRP at this price and I can set it in the Apple. Let me know right away, folks, on which exchange it hit that price and I can go right away and execute accordingly. So this is something that will make your life easy and you don't have to be constantly refreshing on coin market cap or, you know, going back and forth between a spreadsheet. So this is one of the reasons I'm highlighting it as a partner, because I'm using this platform and it's great. It's easy, it's safe and that you can plug in, uphold, you can plug in ledger, Coinbase, whatever it is. It is a great platform, folks. So be sure to check out Merlin. Link will be in the description. Go check it out. You can get a 30 day free trial, see if you like it and go from there. Thank you all for listening. Thank you for your support. Hit the thumbs up button, hit the five star rating on the podcast platform and I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from Sold Out for the Preaching of Christ
"Join me in Ephesians today. Ephesians chapter three will be our text. Ephesians chapter three, we continue today to flesh out the mystery of Christ for which Paul was willing to suffer. Such precious truth has been handed to us and we should never take it for granted. We should be sold out for the preaching of the gospel of Christ. Let's read the text together. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles, if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you, that by revelation there was to be known to me the mystery as I wrote before in brief, by referring to this when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the spirit. To be specific that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel of which I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of his power to me the very least of all saints this grace was given to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities and the heavenly places this was in accordance with the eternal purpose which he carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in him therefore I ask you not to lose heart to my tribulations on your behalf for they are for your glory oh God our father here we are we come boldly in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ asking please help us to understand this text help us to be close to our hearts and help us to act accordingly open our eyes to its truth and open our ears and hearts this morning to hear and to understand please let your spirit work in our lives as we give our attention to this text and please help me oh Lord the Lord be with you and I commit your people and myself to you as we give ourselves to the understanding of this text in Jesus name amen and the apostle Paul we get such a great picture of what it looks like to be sold out for the hardship and persecution he endured suffering and opposition yet he never changed his message he never added a bunch of pomp and circumstance to make the message more attractive he faithfully preached the message just as it was given to him by the Lord Jesus Christ and he endured the hostile response of all of those who would not believe how was he so sold out for the preaching of Christ here is our question for the morning how could Paul be so sold out for the gospel of Christ and then how can we likewise be sold out for the gospel's preaching writing from prison Paul explains to us his drive for preaching the gospel it is because of the richness of what God has done in Christ Jesus because of everything that he has done for all those who believe first we found out that we were dead in our sins and our transgressions that means that we were unable to respond to God dead people corpses don't typically respond to any kind of stimulus we are indulging in the lust of our mind we were and of our heart of our flesh we were children of wrath even as the rest that's what our sin had done to us and it made us unresponsive to God our mind and our flesh were indulging in sinful things and we were keeping up wrath for ourselves the richness of what has happened to us in Christ second when we were dead in our sins and our transgressions God made us alive together with Christ by grace we have been saved chapter two verse five Paul has been very careful to explain the sovereign work of God at one moment we were lost and we were dead in our sins and the next we were alive to God in Christ Jesus how did this happen in short he used his church someone shared with us God's glorious message of salvation and they called us to believe in Jesus and at that moment God so worked within us to raise us to new life and having been resurrected by God we then cling to God through faith and the richness of what has happened to us in Christ Jesus number three we were dead in our sins and our transgressions we were raised up by God in Christ Jesus and third he has raised us up with Christ Jesus and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ chapter two verse six it is difficult for us to realize now but we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places and thus we have such great and wonderful access to God and the richness of what Paul has been wanting us to see that has happened to us in Christ number four is that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ this is how Paul begins the weeks and all of those blessings seeing that from eternity past before the foundation of the world God had chosen us in Christ and he predestined us unto adoption as sons he redeemed us in time through the blood of his son Jesus Christ to grant us the forgiveness of our sins he has informed us of everything that he is doing to make Christ first place in all to sum up all things in Christ Jesus things in the heavens and things on the earth and he has also then made us inheritors along with Christ and to that end then he has also sealed us in Christ with the Holy Spirit who has given to us as a pledge of our inheritance the redemption of God's own possession such is the surpassing greatness of his power toward us who believe and this is what led Paul to be sold out for the preaching of the gospel of Christ everything that God has done for us in Christ Paul was excited by the prospect of seeing the power of God unto salvation for all who believe such as the hope of his calling such are the riches of the glory of the inheritance and the saints such as the surpassing power of God done toward us and all of this done for us by God according to his kind intention through the grace which he lavished upon us in Christ Jesus all to the praise of his glory Paul was sold out for the preaching of Christ because we who believe are to the praise of God's glory let me say that again Paul was so sold out for the preaching of the because those who believe because you and me are to the praise of the glory of God how could we not be sold out for the preaching of Christ in chapter 2 verse 7 we find that God saves us so that in the ages to come he might show the surpassing riches of his grace and kindness toward us in Christ Jesus friend this is what God intends for you this should never fail to amaze us this should always be astounding to us from the moment we wake up to the time that we go to bed and every moment in between and after we should just be full of praise and joy before the Lord how great and wonderful God has been toward us all for the praise of his glory and our waking hours should all be filled with praising him forever and ever oh I hope that these things are written on your heart it is a sad reality that you don't hear many of these things preached in the churches today so many churches are so happy to just wade in the shallows but that's not God's intention is it it's not God's intention that we should remain children I love my children I'm going to miss them being little but I don't want them to stay little that's not natural that's not what God has given them to us now so that we raise them up and we train them and we teach them how to glorify God as adults and we pray that God will use them in great and wonderful ways we want to see them mature we want to see them be wise useful in God's kingdom we want to see them bring glory to God and all that they do and as you know that's a lot of work especially up front and you all know this and you have all encouraged us in this that it is worth it in the end and so also with believers with the children of God it is rigorous difficult work for everybody involved but it is worth it when you become a God's child through faith in Jesus you must be taught you must be trained unto maturity so that you will bear much fruit for God and be useful for his kingdom and as I said such training is rigorous for everybody but it is worth it to see the fruit of maturity and to that end I hope that you are absorbing these truths laid us laid out for us by the Holy Spirit through Paul in this epistle and I hope that you are reading this epistle over and over and I hope that you are working back through all of the outlines that I've been giving you and men I hope that you are sitting down with your wives and your children and your grandchildren and I hope that you are leading them through these things that you are teaching them through these things and women I hope that you are sitting down and pouring over these things teaching your children and your grandchildren these things and children I hope that you are learning these things seeing the richness of these things because there is such glory here.
Monitor Show 14:00 10-02-2023 14:00
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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
"Coming up, Dame gets traded. Million dollar pick Seth Meyers, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more of this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. 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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.
A highlight from Katy Faust
"Hey you, have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to The Eric Mataxas Show? Well welcome, tune in, and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks, welcome. I'm excited to have back as my guest Katie Faust. Faust, Katie Faust. New book called Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Katie, welcome back. So good to be with you. You've got a nice little feature in my storyline of authoring. I didn't write my first book until you were like, Katie, you need to write a book. And I was like, I don't have time. And you're like, well, then your little global children's rights movement is going nowhere. And I was like, well, then I guess I write a book. So credit to you for getting Stacy and I into the official publishing world because we wouldn't have done it without your coercive prompting. Wow, that's terrific. Now, the problem is biblically you have to tithe unto me after the order of Melchizedek. That's biblical since I was the one behind this. And you are without genealogy and eternal, is that how this is working? Well, this is Salem radio, so I guess it all makes sense now. Oh, my God. Oh, that is creepy. The priest of Salem, Melchizedek. All right. I love the fact that tons of people are saying, what, what, what are you talking about? Read your Bibles, people. All right, I don't have time. So Faust, Katie you are your organization is called Them Before Us. Talk about that a little bit before we get into the new book. Yeah, well, I am really passionate about two things. One is when it comes to the changes in culture, law and technology that are taking place in our world today. I'm very passionate about don't touch the kids. Leave the kids alone when it comes to changes in marriage, family, parenthood, reproduction. And right now the world is looking at kids and they're like, those are accessories that I can cut and paste into any and every adult relationship. So the first book is about no children have a right to be known and loved by their mother and father. All adults need to conform to those rights. So whatever is going on in your personal life, leave the kids alone. But I'm also very passionate about something else, and that is leave my kids alone. Don't touch my kids. But that's very challenging because this culture is insane and it's absolutely after our kids. They are hell bent in destroying children's life, family, mind and body. And they do that highly and very effectively through indoctrination, whether that comes through the schools, whether it comes through social media, whether it comes through mainstream media, their friend group, sometimes infiltrating their churches. And so my co -author Stacey and I have written a book about how we have been able to raise collectively our seven kids between our two families in one of the most hostile, progressive cities in the world, Seattle, and largely sending them to public schools. And you can't capture our kids. Like we have been able to locate our worldview in our kids to the point where they can spot the lie. They can stand against the crowd and they can push back. Right. And look, there are a few things that need to be said. First of all, the fact that we are now at a point where the left, broadly defined, is coming after our kids. This is when you move from like mere leftism or from liberalism or whatever we called it in the past into full blown Marxism, cultural Marxism, where they say and they believe the family is the enemy of the state. They want to crush families. They want to divide children from their parents. They want to divide husbands from wives. They want to destroy the family because the family, like God, like people of faith, is their enemy. And so this is something that we need to recognize. It's a new iteration in the long march to the institutions. They have now gotten to a point where they're open about wanting to steal our children, steal our children's minds. And you're quite right. You know, the buck stops here. That's that's not going to happen. We will die as parents before we let you do that. And we will die happily. That's right. Children from these vile ideas. So your book, the new book is Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Now, I want to say there are other options, folks. You don't need to live in a woke city. Perhaps you don't need to send your kids to public school. You can homeschool your kids. I would say the first thing to anybody would be homeschool your kids. You know, go to Sam Sorbo, ask her how to do it. Everybody who says I'm not qualified to do it is totally qualified to do it. But what you're saying, Katie, is that even if you can't do that, even if you can't send your kids to a genuinely faith based traditional school, there is hope. Well, and the deal is like the woke is coming for your kids, even if you're homeschooling them, even if they're in a great private school, it is seeping into their world. I mean, I've got friends at great conservative Christian schools where the woke is infiltrating them as well, where kids are talking about being pansexual. You know, and it's a private Christian school. And I'm surrounded by homeschool kids who are awesome. And I love them. I'm currently running the youth ministry at our church and there's a lot of homeschooled kids. These kids are great. They're also battling these woke ideas. It is also infiltrating their world. So like you cannot bubble wrap your kids. And honestly, you should not try to bubble wrap your kids. There is an appropriate way to shelter your kids early on and then strategically expose them to these ideas. You, the parent, introduce them. You don't let the world introduce it to them. You introduce this in age appropriate ways, in developmentally appropriate stages. And that's what we do in the book is we kind of lay out sort of these stages of learning for kids what you need to be covering in each of these different phases, how to strategically make sure that you are getting to your kids first rather than letting the world introduce these concepts to your kids and thereby establishing yourself as the expert. And parents need to be doing this regardless of your zip code, regardless of how your kids are being schooled. You we all need to inoculate our kids against the woke virus. And if we can do it in Seattle with our kids going to public school, you can do it, too. Well, that's amazing. And listen, what you're saying is, is that, you know, when you say you can't bubble wrap your kids, the point is you want to let them understand why the ideas on the left are bad. Not just say that they're bad, but actually make them understand. No, no, no, no. They're actually bad. They're actually harmful. They're stupid. They're illogical. They're irrational. They're anti -human. They're inhuman. They are failed and failing and will fail. Our kids need to get that. So it's not just my parents believe that and they told me I have to believe that. No, no, no. It's actually true. It's like teaching your kid math. You know, then they can do it on their own. They don't they don't need you once they learn how to do it. So that's an important point to make. So the book is brand new folks raising conservative kids in a in a woke city. And I'd forgotten, Katie, that you lived in Seattle. Of course, I live in New York. And it needs to be said, you said it, but it needs to be said again and again that a lot of these places that we trusted, a Christian schools, Christian institutions, churches have themselves about the need to bail or are perfectly willing to go along with bowing the need to bail. A lot of the institutions that we once took for granted as on the good side have gone to the dark side. Christianity Today magazine completely gone over to the dark side. Campus Crusade, now called Crew, has opened the door to tons of bad ideas. The Gospel Coalition, which was once OK, has opened the door to tremendously pernicious ideas. And so it really does fall to us, the parents, to take this seriously and to understand it is our job. We can no longer entrust our kids to these to these places we once thought were safe. Well, and we talk about in the conclusion, like sometimes it feels like, what can I do? I don't have a huge platform. I'm not in political office. You know, I don't I'm not an author at any of these outlets. You actually have the most position as a parent. Do you understand the power of raising the next generation to embrace conservative ideas? And by that, we define conservatism as you're just recognizing historical, economic and biological reality. That is what conservatism is today. On team reality, folks, it's called reality. We believe in reality. That's right. It's no longer just return to the gold standard, you know, kind of people or or, you know. Hawks on foreign policy, it's like if you recognize that men and women are different, if you recognize that the free market is the best way to conduct ourselves in the economy, if you recognize that life begins at conception, if you recognize that, you know, we are defined by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. I mean, like if you recognize those things, you're a conservative. Welcome to the welcome. Welcome to the red pill, baby. And it's amazing. We have to go to a break. What's the website then before us? Then before us dot com is where you can keep up before us dot com. Katie Faust will be right back with the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. You've decided to stop shopping or doing business there. But did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your 401ks, IRAs and other investment accounts? Folks, this is a huge problem. And we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric and get a free inspire impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts, like companies paying for abortion travel. 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A highlight from Kevin McCullough
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -a -Lug himself, Eric Mataxas. Hey folks, welcome to the program. If you're like me, last night you were able to watch the debate and you deliberately skipped it for your mental health. That's just where I am in life right now. I caught parts of it which made me wince and cringe, sometimes wince and cringe. I never wept, but you know what, it's probably better for me to find out what my guest thought. He may have watched the debate. My friend, Kevin McCullough, we call you votes tridamus because you are a prognosticator, a seer, a prophet politically speaking. Kevin McCullough of that Kevin show, how are you? I'm well and I can see some things very clearly today. There should be no more debates. These exercises in futility, and that's what they've turned into, are becoming embarrassing to the cause of what this election should be about. And last night, it's just hard to put into words how bad this debate was, from its execution to the policies, to the answers. It was just nothing good about it. Some people in my audience care about this. I'm in Irvine, California. I'm in a hotel room you people can see. I'm speaking today, so today's Thursday in Costa Mesa. So if anybody wants to come and hold my hand and hug me about the sadness of the debate, or just talk to me or get book signed or whatever I'm going to be tonight in Costa Mesa, you go to my website, ericmataxas .com, and you can see me and talk to me and hang out and whatever tonight in Costa Mesa. This is Thursday, folks. And tomorrow, there's a prayer breakfast here in Irvine that I'm speaking at. But the reason I bring this up, Kevin, is because I rarely have time to turn on the TV. And last night, I realized, oh, I'm pretty wiped out. Let me turn on the TV. Let me just look at the debate just to see. I literally really couldn't bear to watch it. So as someone who watched it, I'm talking to you. Am I being cruel or unfair? Because it was unfair. What little I saw was genuinely unbearable. No, as I was saying just a second ago, from the way it was structured, to the execution, to the answers to the substance, the format's wild and out of control. There's not really a possibility of getting very deep on any one of the single questions. And I think a lot of the questions that are being asked are not the right ones. And so as I've watched, and I didn't watch all of last night's debate in real time, I caught up on a bunch of it after the fact. But as I've sat through both of them now, it is easy for me to ascertain that no one in this field on that stage last night is serious about becoming president. And they're not biting into the enormous lead that the former president has only built on since the first debate occurred. The first debate, they had 11 million viewers put to put that in perspective, Eric, in 2015. For the first debate, they had more than 15 million viewers in 2020. For the first debate, they had about 18 million viewers. You're talking about a diminishing return a, a much less interested Republican base watching these, and they're not they're not going anywhere. And in the meantime, it's putting even with some of our better idea people on display as amateurs, even with Doug Burgum on the stage, hard to believe. Yeah. That would be like a rematch between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. You're telling me people, Lisa Hutchinson was not able to be on the stage this time, as far as we know. Yeah, I think he took a, he took a face shot in the early rounds, and he was in his dressing room. Honestly, the thing there, what I said on Twitter this morning, was that they acted like it was 1985. We are living in a time in America, where most people see, we are in freefall, hell has been unleashed. Things have gotten so bad on so many fronts that it is, if you don't believe in God, which I do, and I trust in him, but if it weren't for that, I'd be scared to death. What is happening in this country? And they acted like it's 1985. And we're gonna, we're gonna have this conversation. And I thought, this is this is bad. I mean, the way the the deep state has been weaponized to go after Donald Trump, for example, I don't care if you're running against Trump, if you like Trump, but if that doesn't strike you as, as fundamentally un -American and sick as anything, as though, you know, we were being bombed by China, it's pretty bad. They seem not to be concerned. Well, they're responding to questions that have been supposedly thoughtfully put together by the moderators that are doing the debate. And Ron DeSantis did a little bit more of this last night, all of them to have done more of this, where he actually came with a little bit of an agenda to give little speeches every time that he was given the opportunity to speak. And he got more things out on the record than what he was asked about. But that should be the strategy of every candidate going into every debate. That should be the strategy of every thinker going on every media outlet that you can. Sometimes, Eric, it's better for me to go on Fox or Newsmax or somewhere and have something that I'm more intent on saying that what they want to ask me about. And if you're, if you're running for president in times of crisis, and I don't, I don't view the period that we're in right now as a peaceful time. We're not actively at war with anybody, but we are actively at war with evil on, on almost every front. So we need, there needs to be an urgency. There needs to be a sense of, we cannot phone it in and do it like we've done it in the past, especially knowing that we are going to run up against probably illicit, illegal, cheating schemes, trying to keep the election from actually being determined by the people that have the right to determine it. And before people criticize me for that, we've replaced the population of the bottom eight states in just illegal entries into the country over the last three years. Well, let's do that in a minute, because you wrote an article at townhall .com. That is one of the stunning nightmares that they acted like not, not really a big problem. But what you just said about cheating, I think most Americans know the Democrats cheat at elections. How is that not the most important thing to discuss when you're talking about a presidential election? Are you and I imagining, are millions and millions and millions and millions of Democrats actually cheat? Now they've done it for decades, but now we know that they have turned it into a science. They are at war with we, the people, they don't actually care about winning in a fair way. They just care about winning. How is that not unbelievably important and something that has to be discussed? But the Fox hosts and the Latina from Univision, which is another bizarre thing, they seem to act like January 6 was Trump supporters being violent. They seem to act like the election was fair. Biden won. What world are they living in? All of them. I don't know what to say. And obviously, I think Vivek and Ron DeSantis, they're the only two candidates that I can take seriously. I've got problems with them a little bit. But the whole thing was like, they were all play acting like we're living in a different America than the one most of us are living in. Well, I will hold one exception out to what you just said. And I believe that Nikki Haley had a sense of urgency about her last night. And she did in the first debate as well. And I think that's why she's now out polling DeSantis in several polls, is that people are beginning to understand that as a former governor, she probably has a shot at the VP pick. I don't think the VP pick is going to come out of this group. But if Trump did want one that I'm seeing kind of be serious on the issues that are the most pressing, she's the one that kind of gets the vote in terms of... I think of her as deep state, neo -con, next. All right. That's fine. I'm just saying in terms of her performance thus far. We've got you our wonderfully. I'm so glad that we do. We'll be right back. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. 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A highlight from 105. I Couldn't have Predicted This EFT Tapping + Talk
"From iHeart Podcast, Supreme the Battle for Roe tells the story of the unlikely champions behind the landmark case Roe v. Wade. Starring Maya Hawk as 26 -year -old lead attorney Sarah Weddington. Or challenging the Texas abortion laws in federal court. And Academy Award nominee William H. Macy as Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Time is not the most important factor. Getting it right is. Listen to the podcast Supreme the Battle for Roe on the iHeart Radio app or on iTunes. Hi I'm Nicole and I'm an EFT tapping practitioner and I want to help you learn how to use EFT tapping to grow as a person, to grow on your spiritual path, and to truly change your life in any way that you are looking to change your life. Because I believe that we deserve to have the life that we are meant to live. Thank you so much for joining me today. Let's get into the podcast.
A highlight from Self-Custody, CoinJoins, and Q&A with Craig Raw, Sparrow Wallet - September 27th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right. All right. Let's go. I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting fired up. Bitcoin is next week. Dude, I am so excited. I'm I'm visiting three Bitcoiners on the way down. Super excited. It's going to be a hell of a lot of fun. Yeah, man. All right. Good morning and welcome, Dom Bay, Mickey. I assume that's Jordan on the Bitcoin Veterans handle, Terrence, Peter, Shane Hazel on the audience, throwing you an invite. Right. OK, quick little update. So next week, next week, we are not doing Cafe Bitcoin on Monday and Tuesdays. Swan team is traveling on Monday. Tuesday, we're going to be having like an offsite. So not going to be around Wednesday. We are resuming our regular schedule. Broadcasting from the hotel Thursday. Broadcasting live from the Swan dome Thursday morning and Friday morning. So on Thursday, we've got our crew plus BTC sessions. Ben Perrin on Friday. We are going to have Tip Enzi and Tomer Strohlight. We'll do it live. Do it live. I can write it and we'll do it live. Yeah, finally, dude, that's what I'm talking about. That's preparation. Asking Tip Enzi if she wants to perform Cantillionaire's game live. I don't know if that's going to happen, but we're going to ask her. If she does that, I will need padded area around me because that that would be insane. That's that's a tough song to do live, though, for sure. Oh, shit. Yeah. Right. You need to do some Wim Hof breathing exercises before spitting that that verse. Dude, I mean, she told me that like she's not really a rapper, right? She did a lot of editing to make the songs come out the way she wants. Good morning, Shane. How are you doing? Good morning, brother. I am working away here in the background, just enjoying a nice respite from the heat down here in North Georgia, man. It's pretty nice, but I'm getting pretty excited for PV next week. And I have a lot of people. I'm actually hosting a panel out there and looking forward to it. Yeah, that's right. That's the other thing. We're going to be doing a Bitcoin Veterans panel live at the Swan Dome. I think that's going to be on Friday. So that'll be cool. That's going to be myself, Shane Hazel. It will be Gabe Lord, Mickey Koss and Jordan Ganrel. The Swan Dome has some firepower this year. I'm not going to lie. Yeah, man. I don't know. I think this is the test run. They're not sure if they want to let Bitcoin Veterans on the main stage yet. They're testing, they're seeing, they're like, what are these crazy fuckers going to do? Like, let's see what's up. Yeah, let me just apologize in advance for screwing up our chances at that. Let me go ahead and apologize for Jordan in advance, too, because, I mean, I think if we don't burn it down, it's a huge success. We all are apologizing to Jordan and for Jordan in advance and considering getting an extra insurance rider for this particular event. OK, what time are you all going up to five? No, no. So Bitcoin Veterans is going to we're doing Cafe Bitcoin 9 a .m. Sharp Eastern and then there will be a short intro and then we're going right into Bitcoin Veterans starting at 10 a .m. on Friday in the Swan Dome. God, I was only asking because if you were going after myself in blue collar, it would for sure be already burned down. So it's checking. Any update on the flamethrower? Having a little trouble in the marshal's office. They don't seem to think that 30 to 40 foot flame lengths that I can handle that. So it's it's a back and forth. It's unlikely, but, you know, never say never. All right, we'll hold out hope. Let's get rolling into the show today. You are listening to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 443. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise. Teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today, we are discussing Bitcoin news, covering some lizard alerts and talking about what's going on in the real estate markets as well. Later today, we have Craig Raw, the founder of Sparrow, looking forward to that. We're going to we're going to dig in. Last time we had Craig here, we did kind of a lot of background stuff like what is Sparrow all that. Today, we're going to get a little deeper into the weeds. We're going to go straight into the technical stuff. So if you want to know about Sparrow, have questions, whatever. We're going to go straight into that. Right. What's the most interesting breaking news? There's a congressman beating up Gary Gensler now to get those ETFs approved. And then at the same time, the SEC just delayed like three ETFs, I think, even though they're not even, you know, like a month from the deadline. And so they're starting to kick the can earlier, I guess. So it's sort of a strange situation. Maybe they're trying to line up all the timelines or something. Good morning, on the four elected officials in their open letter asking, demanding Gensler approve the Bitcoin ETF. They mentioned Fidelity, BlackRock and Grayscale, thanks to probably the lobbying by Barry Silbert and his compadres. Grayscale doesn't belong in that group. It just doesn't because BlackRock and Fidelity together manage about 13 trillion freaking dollars. Grayscale is a pimp. It's a fly on the windshield. It's very small. And Barry has a lot of problems with his ethics and genesis, GBTC kind of co -mingling funds or whatever they were doing. I understand that a lot of people who have GBTC, I have GBTC, want the conversion to happen sooner. But they're just not in the same class, ethically and just practically. That's like saying a corner grocery store belongs with Walmart. Well, all right then. So Franklin Templeton just filed a 19B -4 for its spot Bitcoin ETF application, which is officially starting the clock with the SEC. Franklin Templeton manages another one and a half trillion dollars. So the big boys are looking like the big boys are wading into the game. Yeah, the big four are besides Franklin Templeton, which is about one and a half trillion. The last one is Invesco, which is also about one and a half trillion. And those are all much bigger than the biggest of the also RANs or the smaller spot BTC applicants like ARK. And Valkyrie and so forth, they're much, much smaller, maybe tens of billions or less. Hey, Terrence, for a liquor store, doesn't Grayscale have a lot of Bitcoin in custody? They do. It's going to be pretty minor compared to the rush of cash that should flood in. Assuming like, you know, the DOJ stuff with Binance and stuff is looks like it's there's more certainty around that. They're trying to they're talking about maybe having a plea deal with CZ and Binance. So if that gets resolved, then yeah, you have a pretty big green light. I will say like one thing with the gold ETFs when those took off and gold prices shot up. That will also correlated with massive problems in the fiscal and monetary policy. And we definitely have that on the fiscal side. I would say on the monetary side rates are, you know, higher than you'd like for liquidity, money supplies going down. But on the fiscal side, with a ridiculous spending debt and deficits, that sets up a big that's a great setup for a big flood of cash to come in. As long as one of the big four launches a big Bitcoin ETF. Hey, Alex, not to not to revisit an old horse, I know that's a butchering of the phrase, but, you know, I know yesterday we were talking about institutional. And for those listening again, like, you know, the ETF comes up a lot again because it is a vehicle for institutional funds to hold commodities. I know you guys were talking about it yesterday, but like other commodities, as far as I know, funds like pension funds, any commodities they hold, none of it is physical. All of it is futures or ETF indexes. And a lot of that has to do with being able to liquidate, move things around, balance the fund, etc. All right, well, you would you mind explaining that a little more in depth for people who don't get that? Because so many I've run into many people who don't understand that they're like, why don't pension funds just buy the underlying asset? Why don't they buy the Bitcoin directly? Why don't they buy gold directly? Why don't they buy corn directly? Why don't they buy oil directly? What's the problem with that? Yeah, so one of the things with pension funds is there's a lot going on.
Over 200 Auburn Students Baptized at Worship Event
"College experience like many of you so going back there you know i was expected to in be a college campus and all it'd be full of a lot of liberal kids and all that stuff and every time i walk around at the tailgates or anything else or at a basketball game there's so much love it's just i don't know if it's the author scc or but i just want you to know again like i said in the beginning of the show how much i really love and about care you all and it turns out i'm not crazy something special happened at auburn this past uh it was a couple weeks ago something really special and it reminded me again that when we're all down and out we're thinking gosh man it's over we're losing this fight we're getting our asses kicked we're not we're not we may be fighting back slow we may be taken battleground by the inches rather than the foot but we're not losing we're winning we're just winning slow we need to win faster but we're winning i want you to listen to this this happened at auburn a couple weeks ago this is a tiktok guy narrating it this will warm your heart check this out what just happened at auburn university 5 000 students show up for a night of worship at auburn's basketball gymnasium and that's when one of auburn's football players was was so moved by the holy spirit that he told his head coach hugh freeze that he wanted to get baptized so they made their way outside to the park they wade out into the water they performed this baptism and all of a sudden more students began to come into the water one after another to get baptized totaling up to over 200 students getting baptized if you believe that the holy spirit is still at work comment god is good and subscribe or follow for more well i may not be able to subscribe and follow but i can tell you
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 24
"Cycling isn't just cycling. It can be cycling or cycling or even cycling. Peloton isn't just one thing. We have classes that will ease you in and classes that will make you sweat and a range of instructors so you can find your match. Whatever you're in the mood for, we can get you in the zone. See for yourself with a worry free 30 day home trial. Visit one Peloton dot com slash home dash trial terms apply. Welcome to the Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. It's just about everything that's happened this week. I'm Eric Hanson, and we begin with President Trump, who made some controversial statements about abortion this week and called Ron DeSantis's six week abortion ban a terrible mistake. We might as well get this out of the way. We got President Trump with an answer to Kristen Welker on NBC's Meet the Press and her debut as the new host, which gave a lot of ammunition to Trump haters who want to hurt him and try to wreck his chances of becoming the nominee in 2024. This is an interesting dilemma that Republicans have. Here's the dilemma. Pro -life fighting for the sanctity of those unborn babies, the sanctity of their lives, the sacredness of the innocent. That's a centerpiece that's foundational for the Republican Party. And whether we like it or not, this particular debate that we're having in America over abortion is crushing us at the ballot box. And Donald Trump, I believe, was trying to address that with Kristen Welker on Meet the Press. Let's get it out of the way. I've been dreading this all weekend. Well, it wasn't all weekend. I mean, this first broke, I think, Saturday. They gave a little preview of his answer. I don't love his answer, but I also don't love the way Trump critics are pouncing on him, claiming he's not pro -life. I got into a big knockdown drag out, as I expected I would with my friend Mark Davis in Dallas, because Mark is now hell bent on proclaiming that Donald Trump is not pro -life. And he's saying that because of this exchange with Kristen Welker yesterday on Meet the Press. If a federal ban landed on your desk, if you were re -elected, would you sign it at 15 weeks? Are you talking about a complete ban? A ban at 15 weeks? Well, people are starting to think of 15 weeks. That seems to be a number that people are talking about right now. Would you sign that? I would I would sit down with both sides and I negotiate something and we'll end up with peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years. I'm not going to say I would or I wouldn't. I mean, the sanctus would really design a five week and six week ban. Would you support that? I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake. But we'll come up with a number. But at the same time, Democrats won't be able to go out in six months, seven months, eight months and allow an abortion. Now, there are people who took that answer and proclaimed that Donald Trump is not pro -life, like it's important to proclaim or make some kind of declaration that he is not pro -life. I believe it's ridiculous to claim that a guy who's the only president to ever attend the March for Life, the guy who promised to get Roe v. Wade overturned because that was terrible federal. That was a terrible federal ruling and appointed Supreme Court justices who did just that to claim that Donald Trump is not pro -life is preposterous. It's absurd. It's virtue signaling. And perhaps it's just. The opportunistic way you chalk up some points for Ron DeSantis, because clearly Team DeSantis is pouncing on Donald Trump over this remark. I believe two things can be true at the same time. You can be pro -life and you can acknowledge that this issue is killing us at the ballot box. And we're losing elections. So President Trump has some campaign trouble to manage. Meanwhile, our current president can barely navigate a simple speech. If you miss Joe Biden at the U .N. this week, well, buckle up. Remember when Trump went to the United Nations and gave a really good speech and the media freaked out and said how goofy and wild and unpresidential and unprecedented it was, they had a complete meltdown and he gave a really decent speech. Compare that to the appearance of Joe Biden yesterday at the U .N. Now, even as we have all our institutions and drive creative new partnerships. Let me be clear. Certain principles of our international system are sacrosanct. Both Biden and Kamala Harris do the same thing when they say, let me be clear, run for the hills, because when they say, let me be clear, you're going to see nothing but mud and gibberish. I mean, babbling incoherently in front of the United Nations. And if that wasn't wild enough, you've got the Ukrainian President Zelensky. He marches in with his entourage. You know, I used to say I was torn about Ukraine. People that I respect insist that we have got to continue to fund the Ukrainian battle with Russia, that the American people have to help Ukraine with its border. We dare not have a wall for our own border, but we better, by God, help Ukraine with theirs. We better fund them. We better give them the missiles they want. We got to give them the ammunition they need. We need to. We got to stop Vladimir Putin. And if you push back against that, you're a stooge for Vladimir Putin. You're a Putin puppet. Just ask Tucker Carlson. When Tucker dared to express the belief that the American people have bigger fish to fry than funding Ukraine, he was thoroughly denounced and renounced as a stooge of Vladimir Putin. So there goes Zelensky marching into the UN yesterday with his bodyguards and his entourage, and he gets up to that podium. And what he said was pretty stunning. I expected he would stand at that giant podium in front of that ugly green background at the UN and talk about the need to fund his military. Talk about Russia's aggression against the Ukrainian people. Talk about Ukraine's place in the whole worldview of things instead. We got this. Even though humanity is failing on its climate policy objectives, this means that extreme weather will still impact the normal global life and some evil state will also weaponize its outcomes. And then people in the streets of New York and other cities of the world went out on climate protest. We all have seen them and when people in Morocco and Libya and other countries die as a result of natural disasters and when islands and countries disappear underwater and when tornadoes and deserts are spreading into into new territories and when all of this is happening, one unnatural disaster in Moscow decided to launch a big war and killed the tens of thousands of people. No wonder loony leftists have the Ukrainian flag in their front yard. You would think the Ukrainian president had bigger problems than climate change. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers hit the picket lines this week. They made a few modest demands like a 40 % pay raise in a four day work week. Speaking of the UAW strike, I watched Sean Fain, the president of the United Auto Workers Union on the Sunday morning news shows. And you know, I admit I'm not a real big fan of unions. In fact, quite the opposite. I kind of think that unions have helped destroy many aspects of our economic system. In fact, it's a commonly held view that pension plans that used to be in place contributed to the decline of the U S automakers. Well, now the UAW is demanding pensions come back. They want the old fashioned defined benefit plan. And as Bloomberg points out, pensions are not worth striking over. You know what I find interesting about the UAW dispute? I heard all the talking points about how the corporate executives at the big three automakers make too much money. That's a Bernie Sanders mantra. That's an Elizabeth Warren trope. The executives make too much. You know, a company can be producing billions of dollars of revenue, but the Bernie Sanders of the world want to cap what an executive at one of those companies earns, which I always find so fascinating. It's as if they want to equate the guy or gal on the assembly line with the big automakers. Well, they're not the same. I mean it'd be nice if everybody made the same amount of money in life hate to break it to your life doesn't work that way. Some people make more than others and admittedly a lot of it is luck. I don't deserve the living that I make, but I'm very blessed to make a good living. There are people make a lot more than I do and I don't begrudge them anything, but simply because somebody that might have a show on television might make 10 times what I make. I don't think I should make what they make simply because we do the same essentially same thing. I mean, and Democrats always have such hypocrisy on this issue. Like somebody just texted me, how many homes does Bernie Sanders have again? It's more than one. But here's something that I noticed when I heard Sean Fain, the president of the UAW talk about executives compensation and how we're not making enough and we're taking steps backwards. I mean, the fact of the matter is the union gave up the defined benefit pension plan in a previous negotiation. Now they want it back. When you give up a benefit like that, you're not going to get it back. That's not realistic. And here's what I'm interested in. You know what was missing from all the coverage of the UAW strike? They never talk about what auto make auto workers make. Now I kept hearing how somebody on the assembly line can't feed their family. Really? What do they make? I kept hearing that Sean Fain kept saying the auto workers have taken three steps backwards. Really? How much do they earn? I know what they want to make. They want a 40 % pay increase and they want to only work four days a week. Now that's a pretty good deal.
A highlight from Bitcoin News with The Caf Bitcoin Crew - September 21, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right. All right. Here we go. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Morning, Mickey, Jacob and throwing you an invite. Wade, all you regulars, appreciate you guys, as usual. Morning. Do you see the email from Swan this morning, Alex? No, I have been hurting cats like crazy. I got this like DM early this morning and team at like three o 'clock in the morning and they're like, yeah, we want you guys to do Cafe Bitcoin live both days at Pacific Bitcoin, Thursday, Friday, plus all these other panels. It's been crazy. What was the email, Mickey? So it looks like it's you, me, Shane and Andrew on a Bitcoin veteran panel. Possibly. Definitely you, me and Shane. I don't know if Andrew is going to be there or not, but possibly others, too, like Gabe Lord, possibly Jordan Gambrell. So, yeah, we're going to see how this works out. I love how they like let me know two weeks, two weeks before the thing. Yeah, you're getting full. All good, all good, should be a good time. I mean, we're going to have we'll have fun no matter what is the way I look at it. Peter, I see you sneaking in here. I'm not sneaking, came right in the front door. Is that Jordan on the Bitcoin veterans handle there? Yes, sir. Morning, brother. Morning, how's everyone doing? Doing good, doing good. Shout out to Joe Calasari in the audience, throwing you an invite. We're going to be super casual today, by the way. Welcome as well to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode four hundred and thirty nine. Shout out to our supporters on Fountain Nosternests and all of you that listen on Spotify, iTunes, of course. Our mission for this show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching people on thing about this that we call Bitcoin. The bright orange future, the hope to today's show, we're basically just going to free flow and begin our Q &A, there's no future guests later today. So, yeah, we can talk about whatever you guys want to. If you have questions about Bitcoin or if you just have something you want to talk about, we're just going to like open it up. Shout out to Shane Hazel in the audience, throwing you an invite. The more I deal with the traditional banking system, the more I appreciate the properties and functionality of Bitcoin. It is, you know, it's an uncensorable aspect or excuse me, or property. My ability to transact with whom I want, when I want, where I want, and in the time frame that it allows. Is just it's phenomenal, it is just such a better way to transact value and to, you know, to be able to move your value to where you want it to, when you want it to. It's just yesterday or two days ago that walking into a bank, I'm still in shock, walking into a bank with some money to deposit in somebody's account and being told they don't take cash. It's still, my jaw is still on the floor. The attitude, though, in the banking industry has changed a lot because you've got older people who are retiring or moving into, you know, more management positions where they're not so much customer facing anymore. So the people who are customer facing are all younger and they don't remember a time when there wasn't FATCA and there wasn't the Bank Secrecy Act and there wasn't all this bullshit. So to them, they've grown up in a surveillance state and it's normal, which is weird as fuck because they have this attitude like they don't actually treat customers like it's your money anymore. They treat customers like we're in charge of your money and you have to get our permission to use it the way you want. And that is a, that's a second and third order effect of all this surveillance state bullshit and all this quote compliance stuff. It's a two, it's a double edged sword because not only has the younger generation grown up and are, you know, are accommodative of this, of this surveillance state, but the older generation, the boomers, and probably some, a lot of the Gen Xers, they are comfortable enough in their finances to not be in a position where they find a need or necessity to push back against the state. And I was just talking to my brother about this and he's like, yeah, I recognize all that stuff, but he's comfortable, you know, and so he just, he's not willing to, there's a lot of people who are not willing or have no incentive to push back against the state. So it's really a double edged kind of sword. Those that recognize it are in a position where they don't have to, they don't feel like they need to do anything. And those that should be doing something about it potentially, you know, don't even recognize it.
A highlight from "Cryptosovereignty" with Erik Cason - September 20th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right. All right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Ant, Dombey, Jacob, Wade, everybody else in the audience, all the loyal listeners. If you're new, we play that song at the beginning of every show. I highly encourage you to go look up the words and read the words to that song. It's mind blowing. Welcome back, Ant. Thank you. Thank you. I see you guys held it down. Yeah, we were all sad. We missed you. Oh, I'm really sure. I had to explain you to my sisters yesterday, Ant. Oh, I'm sure that went well. You were the technical guy, that's the other technical guy who does other technical things and has other technical knowledge. All the technicals. We did have like the Wicked show yesterday, was it yesterday? I don't know. We had a moment where the scale was up, came up and she was like, I have a wicked question. And then that was KSD. It great. was All right. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode four hundred and thirty eight. Shout outs to our sponsors on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today, again, we're going to try and discuss near perfect energy arbitrage. I've been meaning to do that for three different episodes now. We never actually get to it because the content is so dang good. The questions are good. The discussions are good. Hopefully we get that today. There's also a bunch of nonsense that the lizards are up to that I think needs to be highlighted. We shine lights on lizards and lizards doing lizard things. And it's I hope it helps you guys. Peter. Speaking of lizards, my banking saga continued. So, you know, yesterday I was talking about having trouble transferring money in my account being frozen, et cetera, et cetera. I thought, well, I'll just go into the bank, get out cash, and then I'll go make the deposit into my friend's account. Right. So I put my tweet up in the nest. I'm just going to it's real quick. I'm just going to read it. I said friend needed financial support, went to their bank with cash to deposit. Teller, we don't take cash. Me, what? Teller, sorry. Me, manager? Manager, we don't take cash. Random patron looks at me and mouths, what the fuck? Me, thank God. I literally said this. I said, thank God for Bitcoin. I walked out of the place. My friend, thanks for the BTC. You said that in a bank, Peter. What? You said that in a bank, Peter? Yeah. You're on the list. Hell yeah. You're on the list. That's like saying bomb on a plane. I looked at this lady, this manager, I looked at her. I was like, what the fuck is cash for? She goes, well, you can go buy stuff. I said, you're a bank. You don't take cash? No, thank God for Bitcoin. I fucking walked out. I couldn't believe it. You're all on a list. Every single one of you. It's OK, Peter. I got on the list a long time ago. I was on a phone call with my bank a long time ago and it was just like a lowly customer support person. And I was like new in Bitcoin, like brand new and like, you know, feeling it. And I was like, this is why y 'all are going down. You see, this is why Bitcoin is going to take you all out. So I'm sure I'm on the list as well. OK, later today, second half of the show, we've got Eric Kaysen joining us. Looking forward to that. That dude, he's one of my favorites. He's an extremely passionate Bitcoiner and deep thinker, in my opinion. He says some stuff that is I mean, there's a lot of edgy people in Bitcoin that are willing to say and call out lizard nonsense. Eric pulls no punches, man. This dude, when he's laying it down, I'm like looking around the room thinking, are any of these guys that are in here fed? Because he's definitely on the list. And so is everybody in this room. Oh, I'm sure we've had feds in this room for a long time now. Yeah, probably. I mean, these are all recorded, right? So, yeah, I guess they let it back. Yep, yep, pretty much. Good morning. They won't get the emojis, though. Yeah, screw them. I wish these guys would do something illegal. Mike Hobart, good morning. Mickey Koss, good morning. Terrence Yang, good morning. Oh, by the way, congratulations, Terrence. Terrence was on Bloomberg again. Dang. Thank you. Thank you. He's a regular now. Whenever they want to know something about Bitcoin, they call Terrence Yang. Your star's rising, Terrence. And Terrence is like, oh my God. And Terrence is like, hang on one second. I got to hang on one second. I got to park this dim sum cart so I can go get into a nice background place and do my interview with you guys. Exactly. Exactly, due to my crappy or just something's not great with faces for my audio, so it doesn't do noise suppression. So but it's motivating me to take a walk. So instead of you guys listening to the piano music from the hotel again. As long as you don't walk into that ballet center again, Terrence. I think that was Beetlejuice. I did not record. Terrence, if you don't mind me asking, since I didn't see the Bloomberg appearance, what did they ask you about? Did they ask you about any of your opinions on the Binance situation or is it just strictly Bitcoin and price? A little bit Binance. It was price, not as much price this time. I think I'm not sure why, but it was more about ETF kind of timing. And we got into spot versus futures of the SEC loss badly against Grayscale. So actual signal then, that's good. Allegedly, yeah. No, they ask good questions. That's good questions. And then talked about some tax stuff, stuff like that. Terrence, you were telling them how it's going to go down this year. That's interesting. How did they react to that? I did point out that 75 % of quote unquote experts surveyed said that Bitcoin ETF will be approved by year end, which I don't agree with. Yeah. Who are these experts? Are they the writers that coined it? These crypto people, right, because sometimes our stars do align a little bit with the crypto people short term. So their PR machine is formidable. So I think they just go around and random crypto experts opine on Bitcoin ETF timing based on their chat TBT law degrees or whatever. Here's a big wrench, Terrence, and you have a law degree, so you can tell me if this is possible. This may throw a wrench into the some of the bets on the side chains. What is it possible for the SEC to approve Grayscale, but with a go live date that's next year or far out or some kind of ambiguous, like, yeah, it's approved conditionally with this. And then people, well, it wasn't approved. It was approved. That I don't know, but typically they just kind of approve, delay or deny. And then when they approve, you just have to do all the paperwork. It's like they're always approved with conditions. Everything the government does or lawyers do. And now you're talking about government lawyers. So every approval is like if you meet the, you know, registration requirements, blah, blah, blah, you can do it. Go ahead and file the paperwork and, you know, give us comfort that you're compliant. Yeah, but they can attach conditions like, OK, so you're saying you're doing the surveillance sharing agreement. We are only doing this if that actually gets signed is, you know, not clear that that signed it, blah, blah, blah. They might add some details. I think that's possible. I don't actually know that much about ETF approvals, but that should be how it goes. It's kind of based on all the other stuff that government regulators tend to do. Yeah, because that's that's my new thing is, is this is backed by no for the listeners, no legal knowledge whatsoever, zero. But if they can find a way to approve Grayskills, put a timing on it that somehow screws them and lets BlackRock, whoever's first in line for the ETF, go live first. That's what I see them do. Yeah, that's possible. I feel like they're not that explicit. Like, OK, so a couple of things. One, if you're a Gensler, political animal, Bitcoiner, allegedly, you would probably want to do what? Delay approval just because, you know, hurts to lose three to zero in the D .C. In or batches dispersed would be one of the big four. It doesn't have to be BlackRock, right? Because the public perception, at least in some corners of the universe, they tend to think that BlackRock is super evil because they're so big, totally misunderstanding how asset managers work. But anyway, you might pick one of the big four, the new one being Franklin Templeton, 1 trillion .4 AUM, I think Invesco is like 1 .6, Fidelity and BlackRock are orders of magnitude. So one of those big four. Maybe do it in batches, politically you might do, I hate to say it, Cassie Wedge from ARK because she's a woman and she's very vocal.
"v wade" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Lot of things I want to get to on the show this week mentioned the emails we have some news. Something I want to talk about real quick, Chris. There's no great way to bring this up. But something we haven't talked about on this podcast and I got to raise my hand and say I'm part of the problem here. I think it's something that the NBA media in general has not done a great job of discussing and that's the situation the ongoing situation with miles bridges who was charged with a felony this week in a domestic assault domestic violence related case involving his partner, the mother of his children. Again, these are just allegations at the same time. I mean, she had an Instagram post in the wake of these allegations, I guess what I can say is I think it's safe to say he's been credibly accused of domestic violence and I think a lot of times what happens in these situations, Chris is we start talking about how long should he be suspended? Should he get his next contract? And sometimes that's hard for me to reckon with, like, just kind of bring a little bit of my own personal ideology into it. I think you would agree with me. Like, I don't want to live in a punitive society. I don't want to send another person to jail. I especially don't want to send another person of color to jail and, you know, to me, when we start talking about should he get suspended 25 games or 50 games, we're losing sight of, you know, what are we really doing for the victim? What are we really doing for this situation? And I just, I don't know what the answer is and I'm speaking from a position of privilege as a man, like you and I don't kind of live with this fear, walking around day to day, this threat of violence that women do, and I understand why some people might want to see him be suspended for a whole season or never play again, et cetera, but something I hope to educate myself on something I hope they write about soon, but I just hope that whatever kind of quote unquote solution we come up with this, it's got to be, it's got to be victim focused. It's got to be, how do we get the person who was abused in the situation, the resources they need, what can we do to make sure this doesn't happen again? What can we do to rehabilitate? I just hope we start kind of looking for those kinds of answers. It's not to say that, you know, we want whoever perpetrated these acts to kind of escape accountability, but I'm just hoping we can find a better version of that accountability than just talking about, you know, number of games suspended, the NBA, correct me if I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure the NBA at least came out with a statement, right? In the wake of the overturning of roe V wade, roe V wade, you know, about how they support men.
"v wade" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"An extension of me. And I hate that and I hate that. You hate when I take your phone. I'm sitting next to you and I just grab it and it's like oh it drives me crazy and I hate that it drives me crazy but it's like I feel like I'm cut off from this entire world where all of my people exist if I don't have it. But the thing is you're pretty normal with social media. I think there's people way worse but I mean I sound like a crazy person right now and I promise I'm not. Yeah. Well you're out. You're doing stuff. You're playing sports. You're out with your Friends. Compared not to compare to others, but compared to others I'm really not on my phone very often. But you feel like you're on your phone too much. I feel like I always have my phone, which is weird. And then it's something like TikTok where we could take something like the minions movie that's coming out and one person says, let's wear suits and dress like the minions and let's make this a huge thing and let's mosh pit in theaters and then some like in some way a million people start liking this video and then 7 million people like this video and then everyone is going to the theater and mosh pitting. And it's just like the influx that this can have like if we turn social media to focus on other things that might need a little bit more attention like it's just the power you mean like the election. Yeah, I like the election or you know everything that's been going on recently with roe V wade. All of this stuff. Roe V wade, why can't TikTok be used for good with roe V wade for you? Because I don't know, it should be. But also there's so much you can do outside of social media to advocate for stuff like that. But showing how powerful TikTok was with something like the minions, there's no way that it couldn't be powerful with other things that actually deserve attention and people to be focused on. So how did your generation process through roe V wade stuff through social media? Because we were talking about you have some friends who are like won't apply to college anymore and states that don't.
"v wade" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"This is crazy. But again, the lies the lies, right? Abortion is now illegal in the country. No, it's not. Let me play it. It's just unreal. I don't think you have a chance to see this tic tac video. But this young lady nails it. And she's humorous, but spot on. It's a little bit lengthy, but it's well worth to leave roe V wade has been overturned. Yeah. I can't believe roe V wade has been overturned. Yeah, but it wasn't banned or anything. It just means that the federal government gave the right to decide on the law back to the individual states. What am I supposed to do now? Well, birth control condoms and plan B are all readily available at multiple different facilities and sometimes even for free. You don't understand. This is a war on women. Oh, I'm glad to see that you remember what a woman is. How can you be okay with the government just taking away our people? Positively. Let me tell you this. Absolutely spot on. And how crazy it is that these same lunatics are like, you know, we're going to pronounce them about pronouns and men can get pregnant. And then because this is so political. And this is not about most of these people actually getting an abortion. This is about their political views that this is Republican Ron and for some reason because it's a Republican agenda. They don't want anything to do with it. But that was the right decision. Whether you agree with abortion or not, the decision back to the states. Right. The court, the court of 1973, that whole Supreme Court was a very activist Supreme Court, right? We know that, right? The war in court was a liberal activist court. There is nothing in the constitution. Now, if you want to say that it was a right wing decision, let me tell you what a right wing decision would have been. A right wing decision would have been the interpretation of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness to determine that life starts at conception and then to outlaw abortion. The Supreme Court could have done that. They could have looked at the constitution and said, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we are terminating a life as a result. That's a violent, but they didn't do that. They didn't make that radical call what they made was, hey, we looked at the constitution. There's nothing in this constitution that talks about abortion. There's certainly nothing that guarantees a right to an abortion that's preposterous to even say so. And the reality of it is this isn't even a court decision to make. This is a legislative decision that the power should be given back to the states if the federal government's not going to act. And the federal government has failed to act. And guess what? Places like New York, nothing will change. Nothing. Kathy hochul's not going, we're going to look at the Supreme Court decision in a site we have to do. What do you have to do?.
"v wade" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Roe V wade into law, providing protections federally for women who want to receive an abortion. Now, it's important to note, even if rho is overturned God forbid. It does not prevent abortions across the country. States can still permit abortions. It just would mean that the federal government is that federally abortions are technically not legal. So you would see half the states in the country, ban abortions and half the states in the country permit abortions. And I'm not saying that's a good thing, but I'm saying that for women who still want an abortion should be able to have an abortion, there will be avenues to get one. Even though it won't be as convenient or as safe, it will still be there. So that is a minor silver lining. I mean, I hope they don't overturn her. I hope they don't shift the goal posts at all. But who knows what this court? But you know what's really concerning about that? Because let's say in Texas, you can't have an abortion. So that couple or whatever that woman has to travel to California now. But that whole child thing and they got to go there and then they got to get a doctor in California. It's a whole and then think about their about their mental state because look, you know, no one is pro abortion. You know, like, I'm not pro abortion. I'm pro choice. And a lot of women, I'm sure if there was a different circumstance, what had that child, but due to circumstances, whether it be economic or something else, you know, they have chosen to have them because it's their only way. It's the only way. So, I mean, just to have them at the travel dealing with all the weight and their shoulders are ready because it's not something that they really want to do. I don't know. It just seems super unfair to that poor woman who has already dealing with a hell of a lot having to do this. You know, having to go through this. No, I agree with you, John. And honestly, I mean, most women, you can miss a period, right? And you could not and you could not think anything of it for 8 weeks, right? And you won't even think that you're pregnant. You could even happen for 12 weeks. You won't even think you're pregnant. So the fact that Texas and other states are trying to ban abortion at 6 weeks is really mind bog because not only is that the case, but also, there are no exceptions for rape incest or the health of a mother. So right now in Texas, if a woman that's going to have to choose between the woman's life and the baby's life, they're going to have to choose the I'm born Venus's life, no matter what, even if the woman's going to pass away because of it. And it's really unfortunate. I think that Republicans, it's a big hypocrisy and that they want this whole mess with our bodies are right, our choice when it comes to vaccines. But then they don't want to apply the same standards having abortions..
"v wade" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"If you did that, you are why women's right to choose as being tossed right now because you are why there are all three of those justices. And I don't need to, and if you go, I need to be inspired. Somebody inspiring. I don't have to have a reason to get off the couch and just having a functioning government that's fair to people and gives every American an equal shot at doing the best they can and preserves the rights of women and minorities like if that doesn't inspire you, you're a worse monster than the Republicans are, because at least I know they're an enemy based on an ideology that they have. You're lying. That's a hypocritical stance on top. But you're them plus you're a liar. Because if you cared about any of those things, you'd be basically a rubber stamp Democrat voter. Even if you're like this guy's a corporate dem and my death threat, but even if all of them were Joe manchins, they still would make the country better for people. None of the Republican moves will make women's lives better. Ever, not ever. It's all they're gonna go for. Every single time. If you let another Republican be voted in as president in your lifetime and you're participating in that either by not participating or by actively doing it or by shit talking, the normalcy of democratic politics, you are contributing to that. You own that. And people like, that's I don't give a fuck. I don't care. We are seeing it play out right now. If you think Hillary Clinton would have appointed those three people and that roe V wade would be on the chopping block right fucking now or that voting rights would have been set back decades under Hillary Clinton, you're a fucking lunatic and you're lying about your belief system. No. A hundred times no forever no. Thank you. And Taylor asks a good question and maybe you guys can answer this. Where is Jeffrey Epstein supposedly buried? I mean, is there a place where he's allegedly buried? I mean, I thought Don Junior snorted him, and that how they do it. I don't know how they do it in the creepy..
"v wade" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"May surprise you we pay about two to three times what other countries paid for the same drugs Speaking at The White House Biden said the U.S. has the highest prescription drug prices of any developed nation in the world A new poll is showing a majority of Americans oppose overturning roe V wade according to a new Harvard cap's Harris poll 54% of those polls say they oppose leaving abortion laws to the states The results come less than a week after the Supreme Court listened to arguments in a case involving a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy posing one of the biggest threats to roe V wade in many years Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is denying sexual misconduct allegations that were brought to CNN's attention prior to Cuomo getting fired Attorney Debra Katz represents an alleged victim and offered to provide evidence I'm Brian schuch And I'm Brian courtesy in Los Angeles Let's get you caught up on this hour to stop business stories and the markets China's trade number is surprised to the upside for the month of November exports up 22% year on year and the estimate was just 20.3% Meantime import surging 31.7% and that was much stronger than the median estimate of 21 and a half percent And the trade balance came in at $71.72 billion and that's down from a survey estimate of 83.6 billion as evidenced by that strong jump in imports The people's bank of China cut the bank's triple R the reserve ratio requirements some $188 billion worth of liquidity was added to the economy Also the Politburo signaled an easing of some real estate curves and speaking of that were hearing that China ever grant a big developer in China is planning to include all of its offshore bonds in restructuring Bloomberg Steven engel tells us what else is in the plan All of ever grands offshore public bonds and also private debt offerings including from the units such as scenery journey which was on the hook for about 83 and a half million U.S. dollar coupon payment as the 30 day grace period ended yesterday No word on whether that was actually paid According to Bloomberg data evergreen has about $19 billion in outstanding offshore public bonds in about 8 billion in local notes Let's check the markets across the Asia Pacific We are seeing rally today Thanks hang index is up 1.3% The hang sang tech index is up 1.9% led by big gains in Alibaba up 9% and Tencent up 1.7% The nikkei with a solid rally as well up 1.3% Global news 24 hours a day live and at Bloomberg quick take brought to you by 2700 journalists and analysts in a 120 countries In Los Angeles I'm Brian Curtis This.
"v wade" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Business week with Carol matter and Bloomberg quick takes Tim steno V on Bloomberg radio That's what it is It's okay Ask the questions No exactly but I mean in terms of the outlook I mean I think there's uncertainty once again back in the morning We'll get some more certainty on Friday with that jobs report We will indeed All right let's get to where the national news and Nancy lions Thanks geralt A case of the COVID-19 on Macron variant has been detected in the U.S. Doctor Anthony Fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert says a traveler who returned to San Francisco from South Africa tested positive The individual is self quarantining and all close contacts have been contacted and all close contacts thus far have tested negative Fauci says the traveler was fully vaccinated but he does not believe the individual had a booster shot We will not hear a decision until next June but the Supreme Court today heard arguments centering around a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks Mississippi contends the ruling in roe V wade was wrong and that state should be the ones deciding Julie Rickman at the center for reproductive rights told the justices that she disagrees The individual is self quarantining Mississippi's ban on abortion two months before viability is flatly unconstitutional under decades of precedent Mississippi asks of the court to dismantle this precedent and allow states to force women to remain pregnant and give birth against their will The court should refuse to do so Recommend says nothing has changed to justify reversing the decision Chief justice John Roberts wanted to know why 15 weeks is not enough time for a woman to make a decision concerning her pregnancy A 15 year old suspect in yesterday's deadly high school shooting in Michigan is being charged as an adult Ethan crumbly is accused of killing four students now officials confirmed today a.
"v wade" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Front and center at the Supreme Court the justices will hear arguments today whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 roe V wade decision Loyola university law professor Laurie Levinson When roe V wade was decided it was decided on the basis that people have a right of privacy Privacy in the contraception they use privacy and who they marry And so if the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade and says there's no rights if they're not expressly in the constitution this could affect other cases as well including whether same sex couples have the right to marry Professor Levinson says the case comes to a court with a 6 three conservative majority Majority There are new details in Tuesday's deadly shooting at a high school in Michigan The FBI raided the teenagers home overnight Agents and local sheriffs carried arms full of evidence of the 15 year old Michigan students home Authorities say that the sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school killing three students 8 others were wounded Oakland county sheriff Michael Bouchard says investigators are still trying to determine a motive for yesterday's shooting at Oxford high school in Oxford township As they were coming down the hall they saw him and he put his hands up and they took a gun and took him into custody Sheriff Bouchard says the suspect is not talking to authorities The house panel investigating the January 6th U.S. capitol riot is preparing to vote today on pursuing contempt charges against the former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark who supports former president Trump appeared for a deposition last month but refused to answer any questions Meanwhile former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has agreed to cooperate with the panel on a limited basis Live in the Bloomberg interactor broker studios This is global news.
"v wade" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Legal, there's some people believe that even those trying to destroy row, though this, but what they want to do is just leave it more pre row up to the states and they'll be a number of states that allow it and the number of states that don't, but I don't think it's going to go that far. I think we're going to have to hold on tight and create for scotus to actually rule on this. But I think it's going to get there's so much wrong with it. Your deputizing the general population to go out and click bounties for avoided babies. Right there, they're not how to do that. It's a civil civil cause of action that gives enforcement powers to civilians and you really did right there. Usurping power of the state to dispense justice. So there's that argument. There's a number of other arguments which in my opinion render this law on constitutional. Because aren't thinking about to hear another case involving abortion that they're saying is even scarier that could overturn roe V wade is that like is that out of Tennessee or something? So yes, there's a note case that's coming up beginning in December that the court's going to hear. Regarding that. Listen, I'm a positive guy. I keep things, you know, I always look, you know, you know, cry for the silver lining so to speak. I honestly in my heart don't feel so good. This is gonna work well. I just don't. Everyone is the same doom and gloom on this. I don't believe it. And also there's a lot of misconception out there. You know, the Trump judges that he's a piece appointed, have not been the nightmare that we all worry..
"v wade" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"We won in the courts below and that abortion ban in kentucky is currently blocked but the question of the supreme court will be considering is whether the very anti-abortion attorney. General should have been allowed to intervene in that case at the eleventh hour. So if we win on that technical question then this kentucky abortion ban remained blocked but if we lose and the attorney general is allowed to try to overturn the victory below. We may soon see and extremely harmful ban enacted in kentucky with devastating consequences. Both for people kentucky and four neighboring states additionally the supreme court will soon hear argument in jiaxing women's health dobbs which is a case brought by our colleagues at the center for retracted rights on behalf of the only abortion clinic left in mississippi and that present squarely the question of whether the supreme court should uphold or overrule roe v. Wade there is no way for the supreme court to allow mississippi to ban abortion at fifteen weeks of pregnancy without overruling the central holding of roe v wade and opening the door for states to ban abortion at earlier and earlier stages the fact that these five conservative justices decided to let this chaotic bounty system take effect in texas while hiding behind a very short kind of waving of the hands around. It's complicated what what's surprising about. That is you know we are. You are fighting this multi decade effort to restrict row if not overturn roe. We seem to be heading towards some kind of reckoning a combination of that fight at the supreme court whether it's preserving row overturning roe vasic restricting row. It's hard to understand when they have all this power why they would choose this place to allow this test law this ban this overturning of roe to stand given the power. They hold given their ability to determine in the next few months. What parts of these basic fundamental rights will be permissible in this country anymore. That this is where they chose to allow the really the in practice the overturning of roe to take place. What was your reaction to it in the context of this larger fight. What does it say to you about. What is about to happen at the supreme court. You know i wouldn't do this job. If i weren't an idealist and so i will be honest that i was shocked and grieving when the supreme court let this six week abortion ban take effect. I think in my heart of hearts even though we knew that there have been changes on the court. I believed that supreme court would not turn. Its back so unceremoniously on a half century of precedent and 'cause this havoc and suffering in texas so it was really discouraging but as you know the supreme court did not go all the way. They did not actually take this opportunity to overrule roe v. Wade they just ignored. They shrug their shoulders and said we're not gonna pie at this point on the constitutionality of the six-week ben. But we're gonna let it take effect. So i think it is a bad sign but i don't think we really know what the court is going to in the mississippi case on we see that decision next june..
"v wade" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The shifting amoeba like shapes of these relationships in her distinctive expository prose style. That reads like a late capitalist oman to hemingway for instance two sentences here detail how eileen removes and disposes of the cling film on her microwave dinner but in this ambitious novel of sentiment and ideas which is so up to the minute in its global concerns rooney ironically reaches back to one of the oldest forms of the novel the epistolary or letter for him to tell her story long emails and texts mostly between allison. Eileen contemplate not only their muddled romantic relationships but also likened the general systems collapse of the late bronze age to the political and climate disasters of the present at one point. Alice rights to eileen about her terrific crush on felix and wraps up by saying so of course in the midst of everything the state of the world being what it is humanity on the cusp of extinction. Here i am writing another email about sex and friendship. What else is there to live four. It's striking that in this rooney's toughest and most sweeping novel today. Eight that what's tentatively affirmed at the end are exactly the things alice's mentioned in that letter sex and friendship personal bonds between human beings yet. The frequently unb beautiful world beckons demands characters. Engagement even as they flinch from it. Rooney's novel like all great. Fiction is open ended is given to an ambivalence that runs from the author through her narrative to us. Readers are we really as schiller rights left only with word deprived of soul. Rooney's ensure instead. She entices us into her own dark. Uncertainty where remarkably we enjoy spending time marine. Corrigan teaches literature at georgetown university. She reviewed sally. Rooney's new novel beautiful world. Where are you.
"v wade" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"How can i phrase this. They're fixated on what's happening in texas and the texas abortion law and they've misrepresented the newscasts. I realized that we're dealing with not bright people. But it's not that. The supreme court overturned roe versus wade in texas. I mean here's Cecile richards formerly a planned. Parenthood listened listened to what she says. This is a true. These laws were passed against the state of texas rose up and wanted abortion to become illegal if it happened because of republican legislature and a republican governor who wanted to impose their own politics on the women and the families of texas. That is where this is where i just. I believe they have gone so far that we were already seeing political upheaval across the country. I think this is going to begin to determine an enraged women who are already pretty politically active in this last election. I think the fact that now. It's not a question of where the road will be. Overturned roe was just overturned in the state of texas and the only way to change. That is to get people to vote now. I know that she believes that. But it's not actually true. What happened and i. It bears repeating and i realize it it. It's a little repetitious for me. To keep saying but you've got to understand the actual truth of the matter here. The truth of the matter is road didn't get overturned the plaintiffs. Who wanted to stop. This law sued the wrong people and courts as the supreme court pointed out in his decision. The supreme court does it stop laws it stops people from enforcing the laws. And you have to sue the right people in order to stop them from enforcing the law and the plaintiffs did not and all of the bellyaching that you're hearing now is to distract for the fact that the plaintiffs led by some of the elite lawyers for the left screwed. The case up. Data is legitimately what's happening. Here's what's going to happen. The moment someone tries to enforce this law the moment. Someone tries to use it to stop abortion. The federal courts will stop it now. The reason is because roe v wade has been overturned yet so they'll halted and let it go to the supreme court but the left is really the reason they're distorting this case is because they're are actually more scared about the Mississippi case there's a case in mississippi that explicitly asks the supreme court to overturn roe. V wade.
"v wade" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"I would, you know, start suing the Department of Transportation of Texas because they're the ones that keep the streetlights and stoplights on around every abortion clinic in the country. There you go. I mean, who put the lights on? You guys provided light. They can't do an abortion in the dark. So, you know, so everybody but Ted Cruz because he fucked off the cancun when the lights were out. I figured you would love this, but Giuliani got duped with cameo. Into what? I mean, it was bound to happen. Yeah, because he did a cameo for people that were against against is you know, against him and he was right. Well, how is he not? I mean, look, he's at COVID. He's missing some gray matter. He was arguably that was true before. This all went down. So, yeah, he's not going to catch any of this shit. He's shaving with an electric razor in the lounge at the airport, like upper class homeless, it's just, you know, it shouldn't surprise anybody. He does a whack. Now, how the former Donald Trump attorney obliviously praised the group that has investigated one of his clients. Are you playing it? Did you play? No. Do you want me to play it? I can play it. Oh, how any updates for integrating Twitch and Facebook chats here for starting John? I know you're busy, but it's been 6 months, please help us Twitch and Facebook users. Yes, StreamYard, you're not logged in. You're logged into Twitch on StreamYard, right? Yeah. Yeah, you play it on stream. Okay, it should show up if you got it checked off to have the chat carry forward. I mean, I just heard they have to be a twitch member for 90 days because the first time you know that I did it on patrols came on and I was just like, all right, you know, I can't we'll just make it follower only or subscriber only. But you have to go to your twitch channel to do it. Yeah. I love it with Jacob. Thanks for 5 bucks. I'm back in LA next week. We'll make a round of it. We'll try it. Okay. I'll raise good question. What's happening to our HIPAA laws with the abortion laws? Well, yeah, that's the irony is that they were crying out about this violation of my HIPAA. Those violations. Again, roe V wade is not about abortion for the record. Roe V wade was never about abortion roe V wade, roe V wade is about medical privacy. Yeah. And so this is why they got around it because the government has no right to know what kind of medical procedures that you're having. And if a private citizen finds out that you're doing it, they can sue you. Now, the problem they.
"v wade" Discussed on Fallacious Trump
"Right not to bring the The mood down but holy fuck. This is part of the show. This week at least is cold reproductive rights not logical fallacy because texas is now gilead And everything is shit and there's no realistic way out and ninety nine hundred four as well. Yeah with so anyway. To begin with the ca. So the sexist. Just obviously republican put forward a bill in may code expiate which restricts abortions too only if there isn't a what they call a fetal heartbeat which isn't really a heartbeat as such because the fetus sentenced six weeks essentially. When the you can. I hear some kind of rhythm doesn't have a halt as such. The fetus at that point is approximately five millimeters long and jerry by no way more than jelly baby pomegranate seeds kind of size and the very very very beginning of when you might be able to hear a i mean if like not even necessarily through the belly but with kind of trans vaginal ultrasound kind of situation you might be able to detect a heartbeat and they decided that that should be the point at which people are pregnant on no longer allowed to opt for an abortion which is completely unconstitutional because of v wade implant advises casey and the the rights enshrined in the constitution feet. I think it was it was casey. The specified it was the voting the moment the the right to liberty essentially that allows women to try to kind of the viability of the fetus. Make that decision for themselves. Essentially with no undue burden Placed upon them by the state of texas introduced this bill and it was challenged in court and it was overturned by the district court in texas and then it was piled up to the fifth circuit. Who overturned the appeal and kind of essentially said that the bill could could look ahead Then it was appealed to supreme court. Who saturday did nothing wasted for it to go into effect and then using what is sometimes called the shadow. Docket put out a ruling that is not based on any Briefings or evidence all citations particularly or any real analysis of the legal aspects of in saying that they would not enjoying this law from going ahead. And you know you can. You can make all the challenges. You won't while those challenges are happening through the various courts the district course so on. This can take effect which is on believable. Because i mean is it unquestionably unconstitutional. There isn't any doubt about that. So let's go back to basics roe. V wade nineteen seventy-three said that The the state cannot intervene. Basically a tool the mothers right to choose to have an abortion air. First trimester second master. The state can Put restrictions in place but comb prohibits anything trimester the state can do whatever they want in the ninety s when the cole had a bit more conservative and i think it was pennsylvania that was a case planned. Parenthood vices casey wear. The hope was from the conservative side that they could get the court to overrule rayvey. Wait at that point. Because the Had come conservative and therefore more likely to do that. Planned parenthood versus casey affirmed roe v wade but changed the rules from the trimester system to viability and said one sri fetuses viable. You of have an abortion. Will you'll the state can count prohibit you your privacy. The state caen restricts put com prohibit and and those restrictions cannot place an undue burden on the mother right so clearly the state cannot prohibit abortions at the point where a fetal heartbeat is detected was essentially around the week mark..
"v wade" Discussed on The View
"Personal freedoms to choose not to be vaccinated. They're so supportive of personal freedoms not to wear a mask. Yeah yet This is about went there. There hinted wimpy claim to be pro-life. So i have to get that out there because this really about personal choice. I do get that now after being on the show for five years as we used to argue so much about it but if it gives anyone any solace i do not think that this law will stand because it flies in the face of the constitution and a woman's right to privacy and people's right to privacy. I think what we really need to be concerned about. Is the october term of the supreme court when roe v wade is really going to be challenged under the supreme court. That's where our focus needs to be because you can't just have a texas law that allows any citizen of any any state to sue not the pregnant woman. Actually not the person seeking the abortion but anyone who helps the person like if uber driver or the abortion. Doctor this is going to lean to. I think terror against doctor terror against clinics. And that's against stupid drivers. Just be sunny said nobody. I think i can say this for. Every person in the world is pro abortion. No that is a decision that people are brought to an and it is a life changing hard altering that no man ever has to face. No man has to face. This is not something anyone is four just to be clear. You know like.
"v wade" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"You're a liar. You take this you let me down this path. You didn't want them. She posted idiot. A leak got holly put on their side. This is a conspiracy. Today by. Bobby killed me on a girl in texas caller jane. You found the right brandon girl and lawyers. We could control you. See a kid. Out of law. School to argue to the highest court in texas. We went to rally behind the women's movement to get the tv media. What is trying to say. Is i am the first negro woman to graduate. Harvard medical got respect for his law. Jewish join us. I promise you'd have more freedom. We will jewish so insane and then they came after the mentally deficient but we wouldn't proficient so he did nothing now. They're coming after the bowl. So you're going to do nothing scott's duty to forgive it's hours to rule the law you're changing your vote because your family tana for or was it the meeting if we don't sort this out for will fly today you were trying to control his war. Nobody that is completely unethical. In the matter of roe v wade. I want the case. So you want to enslave. I gotta go before i blow a gasket. Got the majority. We're gonna win. This is beyond the authority of the supreme court. The law of the land. These girls should not be put through the and should be entitled to an abortion to silent art. Who speaking for these children we will hear. I'm speaking for them. I hope you are too that scene there. I better calm down for a blow gaskets. One thing they'll get me wound up these attacks on short. Just you're listening to republic keeper and now republic keeper with brian. Kelly welcome back and for those of you knew and prop up at many new people lately because we're in kind of transition moving from one place to another so those are not new especially please share a on the new patients especially shared this thing because they wouldn't let a shared on the other one rose one person to another. They trust you more..
"v wade" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
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