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Fresh update on "vance" discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Of marxism that draws people to one day. I'll explain it in a lot more detailed not today. Just know that she's a fraud. Donations and pledges from corporations and individuals poured into the movement at that point during the riots in february the nonprofit co founded by her told the ap that they took a ninety million dollars in two thousand hundred twenty which twenty one point seven million committed to grant funding and helping thirty black lead groups across the country but to remember at the time. We said well. What's going to happen to the other. Seventy million black lives matter. Leaders were not specify how much money they took in from. Prominent donors according to the put a bunch of suckers now. They gave all this money to black lives matter and obviously this woman haters suffer enormous salary and obviously hollywood paid her a lot of money also not clear how much she makes an salaries one of the leaders of the movement since its finances are split among both nonprofit and for profit entities and difficult to trick. What's all the secrecy. Why all the secrecy. The nonprofit oakland california based blm global network foundation founded by colliers. And somebody by the name khalil scales. It was incorporated in two thousand seventeen. She's getting good legal tax advice and claims to have chapters throughout the us the uk canada and a mission to eradicate white supremacy and build power. Now this community in california where she just bought this house. I believe it's four point. Seven percent black mr producer. Kind of lebron's community down for the revolution neither con collier's nor blm global network foundation return requests for comments. But what can they say guilty. Now the question is whether there will be an investigation of her. Maybe the manhattan district attorney. Who's a complete slime ball. Maybe vance junior. We'll look into this. And by the way on that as a footnote in an important one let me tell you what this piece of crap stewing in manhattan. This democrat elected. Da he's taking the the ceo who oversees most of trump's properties who also worked for trump's father and he's threatening him. He's trying to put the pinch on this guy to give them anything. He cannot trump member but trump's taxes. Are i assume. Tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of pages in length and they're also putting the arm on one of the former. I think the former wife. Of don jr. or somebody like that. I read it so fast. In passing i apologize and so this is really low. Life stuff really live stuff to go after an ex president to go after businesses the irs is free to audit him and has been auditing him and hasn't taken any actions against him. Certainly none of a criminal nature muller had accessed to all his taxes if he wanted them and now we have a local district attorney. Thanks to that supreme court again. Rummaging through trump's taxes looking to destroy him and when you own all the businesses he does and you have all the credit and debt nor the investment activities and all the rest of it going on. Somebody wants to dig hard enough. I assume they can find something. And if you're that kind of da. I assume you will take that something which may not rise to the level of a prosecutable issue and try and turn it into one. That's what's going on his also working with michael cohen..
Fresh update on "vance" discussed on Drive Time Sports
"Was detective with J. Richie. After We got what? We didn't even talk about Happy. Gilmore's old Caddy, all grown up Will salad Taurus. Next time. When we get into the next major will bring up Will's Alito. Rory's what? His story he was. And if you are nowhere, I'm sure you are. But if you're not Dis Google him. And happy Gilmore. I mean, the guy resembles the caddy that was assigned to happy Gilmore. At the what they call it. The Canterbury Open the Cadbury Open, whatever it was The Ah worry qualified to go on the PGA Tour the kid Looks exactly like, uh, will's Allah Taurus. In fact, I got to see here. I got to make sure that's not really him. It's not really him, right? We didn't. I didn't miss that. Had. It's actually the kid. Let's see. Where is it? I don't know. I can't find it's not really him right now. I'm in my head about it. No water bird. First of all, it's the Waterbury Open and no He kept me from water. Burt, very open as Jared Vance Nell in Bird. Improved. Impress your friends. Pressure friends with that. When somebody says, Oh, that will's Allah towards guy. He was the caddy for Happy Gilmore at the Waterbury Open and say No, that was actually Jared Van Smelling Burger. Will's Alla Torre is just bears a striking resemblance to that young man who happy Gilmore choked out. But Like he has someone graves on it like he leans into it. So, obviously growing up as a golfer. And looking like the caddy at the Waterbury Open. He's heard it all before, and Adam Sandler even tweeted at him. So that was a cool story over the weekend. I wanted more drama. I did I wanted more drama at Augusta. I? I think Xander's Shaw flee if his shot doesn't bounce Or get smoked, as Zander put it after his round. I think we get more drama, but I just the way that Matsuyama was playing..
Fresh "Vance" from News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise
"And newborn care. For details. Go to lean on malina dot com. Next coma traffic at 2 54 are cool forecast now. Whether is staying sunny and warm over the next several days, temperatures for now? Yeah, they're kind of still on the cool end, with most of us stuck in the mid fifties. But today, a lot of us could hit 60 degrees low sixties tomorrow and then by Saturday or Sunday, a lot of areas they're going to be in the mid or even upper seventies. Slow ramp up to that point, but warmer each day until then, in Seattle, right now, 54 degrees and sunny and camo news. Stay connected. Stay informed. Co Moh news sponsored by fighting for Mom's com Bill O'Neill is at the editor's desk. I'm Taylor Vance Ice. Now the headlines were following from the Coma. 24 7 News Center. Multiple people shot, including a police officer at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is all happening at Austin East Magnet, High school and having this afternoon and the school was put into a hard lockdown. Knoxville police say one victim was a police officer. A suspect is in custody, but we don't have exact numbers on how many people may have been wounded. And President Biden and the Minnesota governor, speaking out after the fatal shooting of a black man in Brooklyn center, Minnesota..
Brandon Elliot Charged for New York City Anti-Asian Attack
"Also in some justice news today local authorities said wednesday. They filed three felony hate crime charges against thirty eight year. Old brandon elliott in the brutal stopping of an elderly asian american woman. A case that could test the f- the efficacy of such statutes amid a national groundswell of concern over rising anti-asian attacks manhattan district attorney. Cy vance said elliott. A homeless black man on parole after serving seventeen years in prison for killing. His mother told sixty five year. Old ville macari. You don't belong here before. He launched the unprovoked attack in midtown on monday. Elliott faces two counts of second degree assault and one count of attempted. First degree assault the carry a maximum sentence of twenty five years as well as other punishments for violating his parole. The beating was captured on a lobby surveillance. Video from condominium showed several on lookers failing to respond one closed the lobby door as she lay just outside on the pavement the assault caused widespread outrage another in a rash of high profile attacks on people of asian descent including the mass shooting in atlanta. That left six female. Asian workers and two others dead in march and the fatal assault also captured on video of an elderly tie immigrants francisco in february. The alleged assailant's in those cases have not been charged with hate crimes illustrating the complexities surrounding how such cases are handled. The charges against elliott came a day after the biden administration announced steps to respond to mounting pressure from leaders including expedited thirty day internal review. The justice department aimed at bolstering the federal agencies tracking and prosecution of hate crimes and bias incidents other measures included reinstating white house initiative on asian americans and pacific islanders and allocating nearly fifty million dollars in new grants at the department of health and human services to assist survivors of domestic violence. And sexual assault with new api outreach
New York prosecutors interview Cohen an 8th time in Trump inquiry
"Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was interviewed today for an eighth time by New York prosecutors investigating the former president's finances. Cohen met with investigators at the Manhattan district attorney's office amid a swirl of new activity and the criminal inquiry, including fresh subpoenas and face to face meetings with key witnesses. Investigation includes an examination of whether Trump or his businesses lied about the value of assets to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr also is scrutinizing hush money payments paid two women on Trump's behalf.
NY prosecutors interview Cohen an 8th time in Trump inquiry
"Donald trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen met again with New York prosecutors this was the eighth time Colin was interviewed in the investigation of former president trump's finances it was a very thorough it was a comprehensive meeting investigation includes an examination of whether Donald Trump or his businesses lied about the value of assets to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance junior is also looking into hush money payments paid to women on trump's behalf thankful for the opportunity to cooperate I'm going to continue to cooperate and provide more information as it's requested after a long legal battle Vance's office is looking over eight years of Donald trump's tax records I met Donahue
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Was you know this is like the first my first one hour experience takes a little getting used to and you. You're the one that warned me. It'll take forty hours before you get zen of vr. And i suspect you're probably right. But i thought we had a good conversation. I thought i don't like doing podcast on. Put it this way. i don't do my own. Podcast on zoom. I do them on an audio only tool called zen castor now. I've been on lots of other people's podcasts. Doing you when i got him enjoy that..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"And i know we talked a little bit about the the hunter gatherer cultures of of the past. You know saying well. There were people that have done this. But that's a that's that's like That's a pretty distant thing to be harkening back to. I think kind of a tall order. What do you think about trying to get the very people that you're going to need to be doing the heavy lifting in the and the work Being being passionate about game about about winning game. May i up. That's interesting very good question. And i will say that while the original founder team Had a definite heavy loading game as successful people frankly because we had the time and the resources to do it right Most of the participants in the game be movement today are millennial men accidentally about twenty five percent women and interestingly the times as we've marched on produce lots of very talented people who are already nauseated. By game day you know the idea of operating in a command and control structure doing something. That's probably bad for the world and bad for the humans. An amazing number of people are starting to get that. I mean that was extremely radical thinking in two thousand twelve but by twenty twenty one Those with ears to hear are out there and in abundance and of course that is indeed the biggest challenge can we capture the human drive for creation innovation into a world is not denominated principally by rewards in terms of stuff or positional goods. Now it's true people are still going to be looking for status at some level The oh perhaps not as ferociously as in the game world but There will be ways for people to have who you know who has contributed a new idea for local farming for instance. That really worked. Who wrote a great sonnet are. Who's a really good childcare person. Who came up with a new biscuit recipe to use buckwheat instead of Wheat flour You know those things could have very very high status and people could compete in some sense for that And that may be where it falls a acropper. But i i do i can see it and and there are you know now thousands of people who seem to be smelling this opportunity to change the game that we're playing and i will say even though i did make it pretty high up in the stack in game. It was sort of accident. I wasn't particularly ambitious at all In fact i turned down three different huge opportunities to make giant steps. Enga- may world at various times in my life. Because i just didn't feel like it and i would say i was never driven by ambition To climb the game. A hierarchies but nonetheless did which was kind of interesting and curious..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"And so we think that the evolution of game be Will follow the similar curve. And that we're still on the Innovator phase we're talking to the one or two percent And in fact A small subset of that because as we described do who has the ears to hear the message yet and We actually have a writing program. That's writing an introduction to game be and that was our topic last night is where do we want to position. The language in vocabulary and concepts for the next written description of game be and we decided still in the two percent as little closer to the line between the two percent of the twelve percent But we're still talking to the two percents And so That's one part of the story but the second is and this. I think the most exciting thing about game be right now It's been a talk shop since twenty thirteen And it's now just about to start going into practice at the local on the ground stage What we call probe's which are actual communities of people living in part Game be ways of life and actually developing local operating systems for governing. How they live. So i one for the very first one has actually closed on its land and will be opening. Its sometime before the end of the year. I am pretty confident. At least one more and maybe two will open. Its doors before the end of this year On the another track to go from the theory to the practice is the concept of game be ventures and that's the idea of businesses that are formed with game be operating systems quite different than the command and control systems We typically see in In western business structures They will have Probably in most cases employee ownership stakeholder ownership of different sorts Many of them will aim not to maximize economic return in the short term but for longevity jetty and providing stable employment for the people and yet will provide sufficient return to the investors to make it an attractive proposition for investors..
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"A group of the eventually grew to about sixty people really smart interesting people from many disciplines And the idea of a new social operating system for society that was congruent to the challenges that we face is what arose and that's what game b. is right. It's a literally an attempt to say all right or something deeply wrong with our world and part and a lot of that has to be the fact that our institutional structures are ways about thinking about things truthfully haven't changed all that months much since the eighteenth and nineteenth century when i hear people argue about capitalism vs socialism. I go why are you so in love with ancient thinkers right. It's twenty-first-century people You know. I don't think the answer to what comes next. With respect to how we organize our society is likely to be well described by either eighteenth century. I e capitalists thinking or nineteenth century a socialist thinking And so we're trying to do thinking at that level but fresh with a wang sheet of paper some of the people around on what will it take to get humanity through the twenty first century without destroying ourselves and to build a vibrant and wonderful future for the human race. So i i like this so much. I've been shared everywhere. I've talked about your stuff on podcast. I've been invited on. I know you've been talking with jason. Mock who i think is an interesting character in the in the field of alternative kind of styles of agriculture. The thing that strikes me is. How will this movement possibly grow at scale. It seems to me that it requires people to take on a level of labor that we haven't had people doing for generations. So where where do you think people will be. Where do you think that the. How will this become water. That runs downhill and makes it easier overtime for people to join this excellent excellent question in fact we talked about this a lot right. And if you've got you've got yourself into the discourse you you've seen it's pretty high brow right a lot of it You know this is not designed for the guy who dropped out of high school lives in a trailer at this time but in the future it has to get to that person if it's going to be a social operating system for society so There are several of our founding team that had business careers. In fact i think the original twenty five game beers a five or six of us had been. Ceo's of Reasonably significant companies. And we all knew about the famous geoffrey moore crossing the chasm curve which essentially says first successful consumer product It typically goes through a series of markets. The first is the innovator market less than two percent of people are innovators and are open to hear entirely new things. The next is called the early adopter. And it's probably ten or twelve percent Then there's the early majority the people who hop on Trend once the early adopters have have tried it out. You know canonical example. Is the flat screen tv. When those things i existed in the ninety s they were like thirty thousand dollars right and only a few cranks bottom like the first flats. Actually yeah i flat screen tv. I bought Was ten thousand dollars in the year. Two thousand i think and then And of course that was a very odd ball. And i bought it just to see what the fuck it was all about right. I'm not even that much. Tv watcher and But as part of my dance on the edge this lot screen. tv shit and now of course You know most recently flat screen tv. I bought.
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Their mind. Not at all man. I think your podcast is truly an excellent place where you it's not just that you're finding such interesting people. I think you have a deep gravity. Well that people just kind of fall into and you've built it over a long period of time but your base knowledge to be able to communicate with them. I mean people can't just slide ideas past you. There are a lot of things that that barred was talking about that. I'd had to be like okay. I guess that's true but you you kept up with them which makes me wonder what is your reading regimen like. How how do you know you get off the internet for six months at a time or or or at least social media how what do you do to keep this Pesach funny. I've been reading an starting one hundred bucks a year since i was about ten. And finish about seventy five. And i've done it all throughout my life. You know whether. I was a loafing bum hitchhiking around the country which we talked about on your last podcasts or whether i was hyper busy public company. Ceo who's day during the workday was scheduled and fifteen minute blocks including to take shit right. I still found time to read my hundred bucks. A year and I just did it late at night. And early in the morning and so i have always been a relentless reader and of course the internet's made it easier to dig so you read a reference in a book often moved Go over to google scholar and pull up the reference and read bat and maybe redesigned typic- paper to so i'm essentially a self directed learning machine who has read something like fifty five hundred books in my life and probably fifty thousand scientific papers or something like fat. And so i happen to a pretty large body of knowledge and i would say i have a decent though. Not top of the Curve ability to integrate them into a coherent body So you know even if someone says something that isn't specifically about The topic. we're talking about. I have a large body of other data. That's analogous and by comparison. That can i can bring to bear. And then just a little trick. I mean it's not really a trek thing. I do about my podcast. Is i actually read the goddamn books right. A lot of podcasters. Don't i actually read the books. Annotate them carefully sometimes do some side research by One of yearly be able to challenge the speaker. And i spent about ten hours preparing for each podcast so Combine that with the this large Kind of self directed education program. I've been on since i was ten years old And then the fact that i really do read the books In detail allows me to engage the the authors. I think in a way that the somewhat uncommon.
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Of course even alphabetic languages for cultural reasons evolve at different rates for instance. The french have an academy that defines legally what french is and english. Never has english has been is the most opportunistic alphabetic languages and it's as bizarre hybrid. That's about sixty percent. Anglo saxon and forty percent french in its Roots and it was. Let's say five hundred years ago. And we willy nilly adopt yiddish. We adopt italian. You know we adopt Spanish wade out You know terms from anywhere in any anybody and we pervert them and use them for our own purposes and an actor. That one of the that reinforces your statement. That makes english Less preservationists even something is relatively recent as chaucer about twelfth century It's really hard work. Read even shakespeare Most people they read slowly can read shakespeare But he uses all kinds of weird words That we're not really familiar with. They have different meetings. et cetera. And of course he doesn't have a lot of words that we have so Even shakespeare a Less than five hundred years ago Is getting harder and chaucer damn hard to go back to beowulf old english impossible. You know you cannot read beowulf in the original old english Without a dictionary basically made sixteen hundred years ago. You're right you can go read a chinese classic from a point five hundred years ago and at least make some sense of it and the same is also true of ancient greece greek It's interesting that agent. Greek while it conquered the world alexander the greek and the hellenic period. Afterwards there are knowing the languages at derived from ancient greek. it's very curious. I'll latin of course as hundreds of languages that have one hundred many languages many of now extinct that derived from latin. There's not a single language that derived from ancient greek. It was quite a bit more conservative than latin. You had a guy on nugget meal. Remember his name top my head but he was basically making a challenge to the kind of western understanding of religion. And god and i. The conversation was about the silk road and he brought up zoroastrianism and the the the western understanding of that being all incorrect. This is this ringing a bell for you and you've done barred. That was a phenomenal interview. And i have no idea if he's right or not but just the idea is that he was Slamming into into my mind. I've found to be really striking. And i haven't gotten all the way through it yet because it was so slow but i wondered if you guys got to language because it seemed really important the silk road with its Mean language ends up being a mind virus right. It is the software that you use to be able to convert ideas just like we're saying some of them evolve quickly some of them. Don't some of them are so impenetrable that than that makes it so of western culture may be. Don't get into them you know. The russian language is Notably difficult to to learn so it makes it if people want now. I think it's easier for ideas to hop but they were more preserved from that anyway. It was just a thought that i had regarding. I thought that was a phenomenal interview. Did yeah it was Alexander is a heady dude. He's also intentionally controversy also he said. Stop to stir up the shit right But he is really a brilliant dude And so you would wanna get a very interesting tap bands through thinking about religion in this particular case his proposed new internet religion right Checkout alexander borrowed on the jim rome show at jim rutledge. Oh dot com. There will plug.
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"And i am i never had that thought right and very few people have the kind of thoughts that yoshi has on the other hand. There's not a there's not an iota of evidence for that You know. I'm pretty firm on the idea that within our evolutionary tree. I mean i e those things that are using. We all use a uniform dna encoding. It's very clear that all life that we know of on earth is all descended from a single root and so within that evolutionary tree. I believe humans are the only ones that have clearly passed over the line to have high power use of symbols and Can't prove it but it would seem. There's no sign at all that any other animal has come even close to the human level of symbol uses that we have and if someone were just barely over the line let's say the equivalent of a human proto human say Three hundred thousand years ago. It's not at all clear. They would have the capability the technology or the nation to be able to back away from that that that is taking off. It's taken three hundred thousand years. Three wobble being like yoshida in the human line that could have that radical thought. I very much doubt. That's true the elephant and the whale. But i can't prove it will. The symbolism is an interesting concept in fact you know you prompted me to write something down that i had always kept symbols. The well actually graph that put right up here but the this is very powerful. I think The ability to draw something and be able to break down a complex set of thoughts. Put it into lines in an arrows in Or mathematics or any of those things and be able to for me to hand it to you and then for you to be able to hand it on. I mean once you have that ability to capture a symbol and then push it forward is What we've seen exactly how far that takes us..
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"You can't put your finger on something in your rain. Say this is consciousness. Rather it's a dance of lots of different things in the body and the and the mind and just like in food science and in pharmaceuticals we have things called digesters. They'll use bacteria these fungi. They use yeast to process chemicals and tournament higher value products. And we call it a digest or even though that digest or doesn't look anything like your whole in your stomach and your pancreas and your liver but it does something analogous. It's kind of like digestion. So there's a long way around. So where i come out. Is that things like my conscious dear very rudimentary but And and other machine consciousnesses that we're likely to see in the next five to twenty years are going to be analogous to what human consciousnesses but in no means Closely identical to it. It's a whole series of pretty fine distinctions. But they're important. When you think about this question. Well i remember when we were about to do your podcast You know we kind of talked a little bit about. And i had mentioned the damon right the inner voice behind people. And you're kinda like well you know. There's the philosophers out there that say the decisions that you make are not actually driven by you in fact we can watch in an mri that that you make the decision and then you're conscious what then you become conscious of the fact that you made that decision so something is going on behind the the works and just because you perceive that you had the choice doesn't mean that you actually did. Is that a fair representation that yes. That's called the live at result one of the most famous studies in cognitive science that it appears that the decision for instance to move your finger happens somewhere on the order of half a second before you actually move your finger and one variant on that is what is free will and the conclude in one in one variant. Is that the decision to move. Your finger is part of the unconscious machinery of the mind and with the conscious Layer has is a very short window to veto that suggestion So know it happens and you have a very short period where you can say. No don't do it And that's essentially what it means the fact that that that the The neurons are starting to fire to move your finger before your conscious of it. Typically your conscious of it before the finger actually moves so you have a veto window. Maybe that's all free will is And the other important thing about consciousness particularly. This is where i work very closely. And where my Simulations are digging in is that consciousness orchestrates and is a A workspace for the integration of unconscious processes you know the vast preponderance of our processing is unconscious and but signals from the unconscious or constantly rolling into the brain at a relatively slow rate Which is quite interesting and then the processing occurs very slowly relatively speaking to the unconscious in the conscious brain and enter. It's the dance between the two which makes animals who we are. And i point that out that the school thought that i'm involved with believes animals from at least reptiles up our conscious so consciousness is not just a human artifact. It's been something that's been evolving. Probably saints amphibians and certainly you know..
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"Which is the root in some ways of modern thinking about consciousness which i believe in most current researchers and consciousness believe is wrong but anyway Rene descartes believed that consciousness and the body were two separate materials and that they talk to each other through the pineal gland of all weird things and that you can think of consciousness as being analogous to the christian soul And that when you die. The consciousness separated from the body went did its own thing etc. say modern thinkers no mostly at least scientific thinkers reject that view and they believe in consciousness as being emerging from the material so they the consciousness emerges from our brains and our bodies and when the bodied is the consciousness dies and it does not go on some separate existence not a separate material. Also it's a uniform -tarian view then. There's a second for those who believe that consciousness. I think we was called functionalism that if you had a computer that was similar enough to the way humans process or even processed in a different way you could nonetheless create an identical Consciousness experience to that. Which human has i would say that. I'm skeptical of that. And the school that i approach this question from is the question. Is the school of john. Searle the berkeley philosopher who writes them amazingly accessible books by the way if you want to read a philosophers take on the science of consciousness. Look up john. Searle that's s. e. a. r. l. e. His view is that our consciousness. The only one that we know a call at the animal consciousness emerges from our bodies in a very complex way includes the brain but includes the gutten includes skin includes our senses everything else and so attempting to duplicate our exact consciousness In a machine is going to be very very difficult. Probably won't happen anytime soon however You know he describes. Consciousness is a biological function like digestion or respiration which has many components to it like..
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"So they're really quite remarkable but they're not actually intelligent they are and this is what i was making the point with That they are statistical learning model. They have made a whole series of Little bit at a time adjustments to these waits until they give the right answer You know at a high level of probability but that's all they are. Gt three does not understand the english language though can do some remarkable things that can fool people into thinking that it does and it's really but it is quite useful tool as long as you know what it's good for and what is not good for For instance you would not want to use it at this stage for medical diagnosis because it is this neural net. It isn't always right. Some percentage time it'll give you absolute nonsense Small percentage curly. But it's but it's there so it doesn't actually know anything it doesn't actually understand english What it is is a co a coalition of the learning from looking at Probably billions Of words of english. That google has A lot google the other guys open. Ai has scooped off the internet and processed and created this static representations got the thing about gp d three. It does not change once you start using gpt three. It learns nothing from your use of it. It's essentially the distillation of the billion things. It has red So the reading happens. It creates this artifact which then does gp t three three but it doesn't learn anything from interacting with you. Hope that's helpful. Oh that's i mean that's fantastic. The the the first question that comes to mind. When i think about these things and i spoke with kim stanley Overnight i is is. You're building these computers. And you're making them smarter and smarter and you're adding in a learning algorithm so that they can actually teach themselves. Do you fear or is this. Just the fear of us plug ins or normies of a runaway system. That's so smart that we can't control it or don't don't even really understand what it's doing. This is the so-called ai. risk discussion by the way. ken. Stanley is one of my heroes. Because he's one of the people who also done in fact. He's a lot more interesting work in evolutionary nets than anybody else i would say. Oh ken stanley changed my life. I read his book on. The y greatness can't be planned the novelty search and that idea led me into a whole different way of thinking between him. And yoshito bach. They're heroes of mine for sure. Most of my work originates from the university at texas evolution neural evolution work and ken stanley as one of the students of that work. And so he's in that tradition and probably the person that's pushed the furthest at least in terms of actually useful tools. But anyway getting back to risk twenty. I talked about this fairly regularly. I was talking to one of my good buddies. Ben gerstle yesterday one of the guy who coined the expression. agi he's created a gi i. framework..
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"We're currently up to like ninety nine point. Eight five of the sixty four thousand digits. can be know Labeled correct koi gotten it up to that point though i have not hooked in the learning algorithm. Which is the interesting part. I'm taking a week off the week of april fifth. At least part of that week. I intend to. You know maybe get another fifteen or twenty hours in on this Entirely new Radical architecture for a learning neural net with its own new learning averill. So that's the kind of stuff i do. The utmost thing. I did before that is i wrote an ai that exhibited rudimentary consciousness. Least i would argue. And i knew rudimentary consciousness nightstand.'. Aided as a deer running around in a field full of obstacles and i Wrote the i one environment that i wrote the deer in Unity three d. Which is a game programming environment. So i could get some high resolution graphics than the the interesting and fun bars. I had to write my own custom. Communications layer To let unity talk to this day. I engine and create a really high speed communications pipe. That was like How many times faster. At least one hundred times faster than the ones that the i. Framework people had created which really sucked and being able to send two hundred thousand messages. A second allowed me to do amazingly fine grain behaviors in the in the deer with the engine engines. Those are the kinds of things. I work on my of course one of the problems of programming is. If you're not doing it every day your fingers forget right and so it always takes me two or three days. The kind of ramp back up when i started a project. Which is the reason. I tend to do it in big chunks of time rather than saying well you know. Don't you always have an hour here or there yeah. I haven't our era there but an our programming when you haven't done it in two weeks is damn close to useless..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Don't interrupt. Because i for one and a half the i am capable of reading at a very very high velocity but if somebody interrupts me it's no different from that from person like waking me up out of a dead. My instantaneous reaction is anger. And i have to. I'm not an angry person. I'm like an amiable happy person. But if i'm reading and get interrupted it will. It will take me minutes to be able to come back down even if it was a totally reasonable request for seminated interrupt me. It's reading doesn't bother me too much. I can sink backup in thirty seconds or a minute but programming. Oh my god right if i'm deep deep deep into a hard part of a program It can take me twenty minutes to get to rethink and there's some cognitive science research. That indicates something like twenty per minute reset time when you're doing your your best and hardest thinking because you've gotta get completely back into that state where where it's all in your head least. My style of programming is. I build a quite elaborate mental model of what i'm doing Allows me to operate a pretty high velocity But if i get interrupted at all by anything the model collapses and it takes a while to rebuild it. Yeah that's the same thing for me. What you're describing for me when i read if i am really into it. I don't even see the words anymore. They're just it's just me flipping pages. I'm not not. It's not only like second. After second. But i mean i don't really sit there and have to think about the words and to get popped out of it required it. It takes a long time to get up to that speed again. But i'm not a programmer. So i don't i don't have the same experience in programming. What do you program these days. I mean how do you stay current and and being able to program that matter instead of just going back and remaking hong or something discipline..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"You know you're having a relatively high band with experience which is interesting you know again. I don't know what it all means. What's good for but it certainly different even on zoom You know you tend not really notice. The background much and of course a lot of people use fake backgrounds. I generally don't but once in a while i do here. We have a fake background but one with a lot of nuance to it's kind of cool will in this space. I actually had spent quite a bit. It's time you know. I'm kind of an amateur lover of architecture. I could never actually build a real building that anyone would ever want to walk into you. But in this space i was able to take some principles. I remember having heard not that long ago that The reason new york is so famous for doing comedy is because all of the comedy clubs were built before they were building codes and so they can have these. Low ceilings and that low ceiling makes people have the impression of feeling really close in one of the things i noticed about. Vr was people would build these giant spaces because the materials don't cost anything but really if you're trying to create experience with human beings creating space that pushes them together and and it makes them feel like they're a part of something really makes the whole experience better. I think exactly right. I've noticed that in business you know when when you have a startup company and you move to your news space. Still call my very first startup. We we had one hundred people crammed into forty one hundred square feet. That's pretty cramped. let me tell you. And then we moved to ten thousand square feet and it felt like something was wrong with our culture for a while because suddenly the density had fallen by factor two and a half and then we decided to pack the various units together into Subsets of the space to recover something close to our previous density and then the culture started feeling right again so i think there's something about density as something that we react to in a pretty solidly. Human way yeah. I when i when as you're saying that i'm thinking about the giant movement towards open offices and it was kind of sold to everyone as oh we'll be more communal will be able to People will see each other more and the funny thing. I don't. I don't know about everybody but i know for me. The only work that i do. That's valuable requires me to focus. It requires me to not have distraction. Not hear other people's phones. But i agree. I don't mind being around a lot of other people. But i need to at some level. Be able to close the door and not have interruptions. If i'm gonna do work that's more valuable than the work i would do by watching. Tv or something. Yeah it's interesting. I used to feel that way and perhaps for me. It's still true. But i have seen a whole bunch of quite successful tech startups. That do have you know..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Because i think you know the to see if they're smiling if they look like they're trying to manipulate you. These are things that we've learned or evolved to learn over time really in depth but then vr. And i say well. I don't know there's something about the feeling like i'm in the same. Three dimensional spaces you that makes me feel more connected than a lot of the zun calls. I've been on if i agree. I think a bit more but definitely better than zoom but it would be great if they could somehow capture our facial expressions and particularly our is always found is to be key. Somebody's had the windows to the soul. And obviously in these very simple avatars. We don't have anything like that but the thing that we do have that we've discovered is the when you talk. It makes your head kind of shaker groves. Sometimes it'll make the avatars. The lips will shaker grow. So that way you can tell who's talking and then we also figured out that Avatars with hands are a lot more Able to communicate than people without hands. And so because you figure out somebody maybe says like oh my turn or you had a lot more gesture so the hands actually ended up being an important part of communicating inside of here. It makes sense. Not pretend to be italian today so when you remember back with vr you kind of always up on the leading edge was kind of the promise of the are as you were getting started. The first time i kind of stuck my nose in vr. Was i nine hundred and ninety four or something like that When jaron lanier was kind of the leading explorer in that realm and truthfully the thought was that virtual worlds would be would be available and that would be. That was the goal. Now is a second order kind of business thing like oh maybe a beautiful for industrial training training the military or something like that and as we know that we're actually some of the biggest business successes here in our in our third generation..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"It's now just about to start going into practice at the local on the ground stage What we call probe's which are actual communities of people living in part Game be ways of life and actually developing local operating systems for governing. How they live. So i won four very first. One has actually closed on its lamb. I'm brian moles. A farmer living in florence south dakota and you're listening nance curl podcast. Welcome back to the podcast. I'm glad you're here today. You can see we are doing something totally different. I had jim rut. Come join me in the articulate ventures underground bar for the first ever podcast in virtual reality. I don't know if anybody else has ever done a podcast in vr. But jim is one of those people that if you're going to get the attention of a guy that has his brain space his network. His ideas is in fouzy azam. Then you've got to use it for things that are going to push the envelope and that is exactly what we did. Today we jumped into vr. We had the experience of talking about. What is it like in vr. And then we just did regular podcast where we talked about everything from artificial intelligence to consciousness to the changes of language and really how he interacts and engages with people finishing up with a really interesting conversation about his program game be. I am so glad you're here. I'm glad you're interested in these kind of exciting ideas. And if you've been one of those people which. I have them reach out to me all the time on twitter and send me emails that thought about joining the articulate ventures network let vr. Be one of those things that brings you into it. It is really difficult to figure out where to go what to do how to make it worthwhile. But if you're a person that wants to explore this new world it's something we are doing all the time of the network and it's not just me. I'm actually one of the people that took the first steps in there but now we've got people building their own. Vr world people starting up different field trips that we can take in all kinds of experiences. And you can be one of those people even if you don't know where you're gonna fit when you join the network. Everybody comes in. They realized that there's this explosion of enthusiasm that there's somebody new there with something to share and then everybody finds a spot for them to contribute and things that they get out of it. We couldn't even -ticipant so if you're interested in joining the network. I hope you'll go to network data articulate that ventures to sign up and know that we would love to see you in vr so now without further ado. We're going to go to my man. Jim rut well jim rut. Welcome back to the podcast. Only this.
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Yeah i mean. I had a really interesting guy. On named larry sharpe that said for every unit of government you put in you take away a unit of community and. I think that that's exactly right. What rick. I have way overstepped our amount of time that we had allotted. I have loved. This conversation is travis. Told me i would so Thanks for coming on. If people wanted to learn more either about your fund or about concordia how would they. How would they go about doing that. Concordance academy. I'd love to talk to him about You know our funds not open so if anyone has any what i love is veterans got a great fintech deal out love a referral We don't publicly raise money At the legal by the way But concordance we love support in. There's a number of ways try time treasure and talent or only needed told me about that so if somebody heard this what's what's one thing they could do to. That's this is very helpful. It's time treasure and talent they can volunteer. Were opening were franchising. It's nonprofit. But think of a franchise were opening it and other cities so it's not just saint louis. The model is built here. But we're bringing it to other cities right now. There's a massive capital campaign that dave steward founder. Whoa technologies is running raising capital to match other cities that have to raise capital to open up concordance in their towns If you're in recovery serving as a sponsor to the people that come out that join our program Job placement jot. They want people that are just business. People that can coach Mock interviews is a big deal. There's a bunch of different ways that people can use their time to support concordance and if it resonates give us a call and we can tell you when and how you can help. So it's a it's a great opportunity to give lies back to people that feel hopeless. You've got you know a sample size of thirty million people in the in the sort of flocks so it It's a it's a really big total addressable market and if we can cut it down fifty percent which we've already got the efficacy. We've only on five hundred people but if we can cut down five million people that's five million families that have a chance to not have the broken families cycle perpetuate that's that echoes into eternity. Right you have no idea how far that will go. Big time rick i. I'm i'm so glad we talked. Thanks for coming on the podcast..
"vance" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"This is amazing. It's gonna take over your whole calendar. And that. And i'm like yeah there's ten of these companies out there that raised fifty million bucks like this guy's not going to be down like oh i didn't know those were out. There said yeah. They're going to raise fifty million bucks. Your fifty grand is going to be worth nothing. I'm ashley mcfarland a nonprofit executive living in duluth minnesota and you're listening to the vance core podcast. Welcome back to the podcast. Today we talked to a venture capitalists. That runs a firm out of saint. Louis missouri focused on of all things fintech. Rick holton a very interesting character. That studied engineering in school. Went on to work manual labor job and eventually got to the top of the world as far as dealmaking goes so he is somebody that is helping make decisions on multi million dollar deals who to invest in technology is out there that he thinks is going to make the long haul. And how do you get integrated into the big corporations where money is a plentiful but ideas are not always we have a really good conversation about the structure and nature of corporations about how deals are actually put together and then we conclude with conversation about people living at the top of the world doing venture capital deals.
Manhattan's district attorney will not seek re-election
"Manhattan's district attorney, Cy Vance Jr. Has announced that he will not seek re election for 1/4 term in office, which would have begun in January of
Mississippi residents without water for more than 2 weeks after storm
"And Jackson, Mississippi. Some residents have been without running water for two weeks. A major storm calls pipes there to freeze and break last month. Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Kobe Vance reports that the city says that getting water pressure restored will be a difficult process. Tankers deployed by the National Guard are distributing water so residents can flush their toilets. Some sites have bottled water, but supplies are limited. South Jackson residents. Even Burkhalter and her daughters and Eva are in line to get supplies for their family going to the store buying
Trump's tax returns and related records turned over to New York district attorney
"I want to move on and talk a little bit about the tax issue and the tax returns. The court ruling could be handed over to the state of New York and and Cyrus Vance, the A G o. It was the prosecutor in this case. Looking into the President. Trump has taxes, his finances, etcetera, etcetera. You're working on that case. Look, I don't know anything about it. I've never seen his tax returns. But from knowing how businesses are run, I doubt there would ever be a billionaire, or frankly, any wealthy person whose taxes would look good. Unless there's a W two and unless somebody's an employee, and unless there are no no deductions available, I would imagine it would be more complicated than the average person's tax returns. Number one and number two. I would imagine that the president Then private citizen, Donald Trump probably hired the best accountants and lawyers available and they were the ones that filled out the taxes and not him. Well, I could tell you this I mean, 45th president. United States did not go down to meet with the local enough No disrespect, Agent or block. Actually, they do a lot of work, but he didn't go down to the local agent are blocking. Sit down and say here, my W two than he lets on my tax return. You're actually corrected. Tax returns are from a business and from his personal Work, which includes media real estate. Real estate tax returns are complicated by nature. He had expert CPS. He had expert tax counsel that prepared the returns. I'm not concerned about the returns we fought, we fought it. During while he was president. We did not think it was appropriate. To be able to seek those records. At least not unless they could show a special height. Need to justice is actually four justices would have agreed with us on height need. I suspected we had Amy Barrett. Now she probably would have to. I don't know that But it wouldn't matter because now the 45th president is the former president. But Come out strategy standpoint, I'm not gonna discuss trial strategy, and I don't think these are going to trial but from a litigation strategy or case strategy when you defend tax cases used the tax returns to defend your case. So this is not complicated. The tax returns may be complicated, but this is not a complicated defense. You know, the president does make a point. I mean, I'm not sure if you followed Merrick Garland's hearing yesterday, but he e mean seemed like he didn't know never picked up a newspaper to may and didn't knows much about anything and wasn't even willing to commit to keep in the dorm. Investigation. Ongoing. We now have a smoking gun email appear. James committed Jim Clapper and in that, he acknowledged, And this was the day that he signed the sex and second Fiza application. Is the first renewal application subsequently signed a third application three of the four and admitted that he was not able to verify The veracity and truthfulness of what we now know is the bunk, which is Hillary's bought and paid for dirty. Russian disinformation dossier, which raises the question of fraud before a FISA court in my mind that seems like a slam dunk. Am I wrong? No, I think I think you're right. I think Merrick Garland has a as a judge. It's a good reputation and former Justice Department official as well. I'm sure he's going to get confirmed. Hopefully, he will apply the law to the fax is that sky is that kind of reputation? He's not an Eric holder in my view at all and again, I think that this is Look, when you have an election go the way it went, however, it went there. The fact is they get to pick their nominees. And while there's already been some objections on others, I don't expect to be much objection. There will be a party line. Objection, but I don't think will be overwhelming. Yeah. You know all these legal issues that the president has dealt with the weed? You know, the president uses the term witch hunt in so many different ways. Look at what this country was dragged through. For three years. You were you were part of following this entire Russian witch hunt. You were involved in everything involving you. You lived for three years. You You lived the first impeachment trial. You know when a quid pro quo when it was only one fact witness Only one it was all based on not even a real whistle blower. But I hear, say, whistle blower, non whistle blower, and, you know everyone that testified was either an opinion witness. Or hearsay witness and nobody had any facts and the only real the only true witness said No, he didn't want to quit port pro or quo. Um at all. He said he wants nothing. He wants to make sure they're not gonna be corrupt and take that to the next level is thin. You got Joe bragging on tape that he leveraged a billion taxpayer dollars so they'd fire a prosecutor. That was investigating his son being paid millions with no experience. Yeah, well, look, I think the fact is that we beat back Bob Mueller. We beat back the first impeachment. We had good success and a lot of the Supreme Court cases. And the second impeachment, which we did not participate. And although we filed a brief with the Senate on the legality issue of whether you can teach the president no longer in office, which we took the position you cannot The president won these battles I He will win these other battles that he's as right now. But look they're trying to. I think it's pretty clear that the moves here are to try to disable him, so to speak. From being able to run again,
[TEST] OA468: SCOTUS News! Trump's Taxes, Affirmative Action, and Title X
"Welcome dubbing arguments. This is episode. Four hundred and sixty eight. I'm thomas that's andrew. How you doing sir. I am fantastic. Thomas how're you doing pretty well pretty deep pretty well doing okay not bad not great not bad vaccines almost fully kicked in. I'm excited seeing so many people online getting vaccinated it. Just it makes me. So happy to see people valuing science and just the utter miracle of science that. Is this vaccine several vaccines staggering. We're living through some well. We've lived through a lot of history honestly. I could use to live through a little bit less history but this is the kind of part of history which is a historically fast amazing vaccine that. I'm just so excited. Little positive. Because of that. And i'm so happy to everybody who's masked up and social distance. I just really appreciate everything everybody's done. And maybe once we enough of us get vaccinated. We can start seeing normality nice to get back to normal so i'm doing anyway. We got a few announcements for patrons by the way the freebritney episode bonus. Episode with morgan stringer for. There's a big story there. There's a lot of twists and turns too much to talk about but we tried and it was really interesting so go check that out. Patriot dot com slash law. Yeah any level you get access to the bonus episode and And morgan is fantastic and we love having her on and And that was a ton of also just a reminder. We plug this last week but there are two separate essay contests out there. We've got links on our website in the show notes. One is our buddy seidel at the freedom from religion foundation with a contest for. Us law students where they are giving away a pretty good chunk of money And then the second is My involvement with the federal bar association of maryland. So if you are a high school student in maryland You can answer the topic. Prompt of How lawyers can serve roles in fighting against a systematic discrimination and injustice in the legal system so If either of those apply to you or students or friends or whatever Please please two point folks. Actions get the word out excellent. Hey how's I'll forty five. This week was we. We did the supreme court updates that were not going to cover on this show So the kind of the first. Look at You know obviously the headline news of the supreme court declining after an inexplicable for month period of delay declining to Issue injunctive relief to prevent may masar from turning over trump's taxes to cy vance the manhattan district attorney and And as of this record he has those documents. So yeah so location of that on cleanup. Also it's probably just. Because i work with you but i'm team may czars. I don't know why you guys didn't address this on the show. Big major major debate. Ag says like mazaar or something. She put the emphasis on the end of it. And i look. We might be you and i might be wrong. But i also feel like i'm grandfathered into masert just absorb that from you so you know i if you made me wrong then. I'm holding you accountable for now team masar. It sounds better. I don't know. I agree so we was ours. Yeah there's this could be just trying to start our. Yeah no it's nothing will be that what about sure we'll be. What about sim sears. Only so you know you may remember last week. We did the Repressed memory with Poppy of ross kerry various things story. But we wanted to attack. We've got a few emails about like well. Actually there's maybe this tiny Theory justification for the science of repressed memories and lindsay. And i took well lindsey. She's the scientists took a look at the evidence and we did see a little bit of the other side of that just to give a full picture of the possible science there There's some interesting stuff we stand by. Basically everything we said in that first episode about repressed memory and and the panic and all that stuff is still totally valid. But it was worth you know. We like being totally clear as c. Say on this show presenting a full picture of the science and so we delved into sort of the other side of that so super fascinating episode. Oh that sounds awesome. I haven't heard this week's sl yet. Largely because i was prepping late like one. Am your time on the night before. So i feel like it's it's okay buddy. Okay you don't get to the top of my cue but You know. I usually You know reading eleven hundred in a pile of documents were snorkel out of the time. I don't blame me for all right. Would make that into a t shirt
Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation
"Is the media midweek. Podcast i'm bob garfield and it was a tough monday morning for one guy. Been waiting on this decision since the middle of october and now the middle of february. We're finally getting this decision from the supreme court they are saying that the manhattan district attorney cy. Vance can in fact get to former president. Donald trump's tax returns. This is something that has been playing out in the courts for more than a year. Now that there is an oldie but a goodie the intriguing prospect of an allegedly rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding president on riled prosecutors and fulton county georgia have launched a criminal investigation into former president. Trump's january phone call with the georgia secretary of state where he told secretary reference burger to quote fine. Vote lean. while new york's attorney general is investigating whether or not the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets. We should probably expect that. There will be charges filed against him that he will be indicted on. This case will probably go to trial. I think there's an excellent chance that he will be found guilty and if he is found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison. Yeah not so fast. Late last year in the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor uncooked kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own ford. The prosecution of donald trump elsewhere he had characterized such as quote insane among his critics. One too many former prosecutors himself included represented in the commentariat to too few defense attorneys. Who know how to find holes in any complex case and three as he told brooke in december. No one is willing to say. We just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits but it just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know it's very rare that anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans says painter last year to door shebang as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings time says. The bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud case. What the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges. Well just compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs i was just really taken aback because i founded the fundamentally very misleading basically said. The speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it's simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. That is the word used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut. You'll i think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election in terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it and so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunities so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right. Doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another. Find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over. No i mean. It's a very reasonable supposition. But when you're investing financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often. Just the start of a case you have to figure out why they differ doesn't matter why they differ who prepared them if their lawyers accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something. That i think david farrell hold at the post has been very good at illustrating for the public. Ns fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant. That is going to substantiate complicate any investigation if the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided with them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures but he's not a great witness is not a great witness at all. So you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally
Seeking Refuge On The Open Road
"When we reached bob wells. He was camped out of the grid in his white. Gmc savannah van in the middle of the california desert. Some twenty five years into his experiment in mobile living. How did this whole journey start for you. What was your life like before you discovered this this lifestyle while i was either very very lucky or very unlucky depending on your point of view it was the winter of one thousand nine hundred five. Bob was living in anchorage alaska where he'd worked for over two decades in a union job at safeway saint job. His father had worked until his retirement. At the time bob was going through a divorce and after alimony and child support payments. He says he was no longer making enough to clear his rent. He was desperate and that is when he noticed old beat up box banned for sale on the side of the road for fifteen hundred dollars and he decided he had to go for it. That was all the money. I had left in the bank. But i had to have a place to live and so i bought it and That night through a backpacker. Sleeping bag. Down and i began my van dwelling adventure in the winter and the cold van and i That first night. I cried myself to sleep. I literally cried myself to sleep. Or when you're going through a divorce you you cry yourself to sleep on a pretty regular basis ends but sure just of course greatly compounded here. I was homeless bomb living in a van on the streets. And how much lower can my life get. But bob done a lot of camping in his life and you had to make a small space cozy and after a few weeks eat figured out how to cook and stay warm deal to bed and cabinets used his gym membership to shower. Figured out how to make it sustainable. And the money. He was saving on rent. Meant he didn't feel like he was always on the knife's edge it slowly and subtly shifted from. I despise my life to. This isn't really that bad to hey. Every month i keep the money and put it in my pocket to. I kind of really really liked this. And that's the way it's been every sense. Was it difficult at all to kind of switch. Grand narratives about What trajectory you're supposed to take as a productive member of the economy absolutely it was a traumatic transition you know. We are trained from birth to death. Our purpose in life is to be good productive citizens and so it made me question everything i had done. Exactly what society and told me to do. I'd gotten a job. I wanna house. We'd had kids. I was following the american dream to the best of my skill level and ability. As i could and then i was forced into living what society told me was the life of total failure homeless in the van and for the first time in my life i was happy well that raises a lot of existential questions and when i looked around at all the people i work with work eat sleep. Working sleep work. Eat sleep. I said what society told me it was not true. I've finally found a way. That's happy for me. Let me try to understand that. My life and for the life of others a few years later bob had saved up enough to quit his job at safeway and by supplementing his union pension with seasonal stints as a campground host. He was eventually able to take to the road as a full-time nomad in two thousand five about a decade. After he moved into the van. Bob decided to pay forward. Some of the techniques developed the started a website called cheap. Rv living the serve as a kind of resource for other people interested or in many cases forced to move into a vehicle. I started the sole intent of letting people know there wasn't on alternative. You didn't have to live under the tyranny of the marketplace and the way to do that was to eliminate your biggest cost in life. Which is your housing with cheaply. Live frugally and then you can live well for a long time the site just kinda mosey too long picking up you know few page views here and there in two thousand eight happened. Bob says in the wake of the financial crisis. He was inundated with desperate messages. Have lost my job. I we moved in with my family now. My family is lost their job. Now we're all losing our own. What are we going to do. And that was the question. I got over and over and over again. Even after the economic recovery started to pick up the number of inquiries and page views and people in the community continued to grow. Fueled partly by the rise of social media. Bob started his cheap. Rv living youtube channel in two thousand sixteen and has since become just one of many popular nomad influencers but unlike a lot of the glossier more glamorous content associated with the hashtag van live crowd. Bob's videos are all about helping people struggling to keep their head above water financially and they're filled with the nitty gritty details of living behind the wheel. Today we're gonna talk about heat today. We're gonna talk about taking showers. The topic of today is poop. You can cut your behinds. Not one of them. You want that thing to be clean all the time. Bob also does these little interview profiles of people living in different kinds of vehicles cars to trucks to buses. Welcome back fellow nomads. Today we're going. Meet a new friend of mine. Joe sale load everyone relax. They're really out. There doesn't look like there's a bunch of people out there. Yeah thank you that video for the record. Two point five million views and counting. Bob says his videos have become so popular that he's now making more money than ever before. I think eventually the second break but it gets great reviews on amazon which is why i'm recommending ads in affiliate marketing. Help him bring in over one hundred fifty thousand dollars a year. Bob makes enough to have two full time assistants helping him with his work and because he says he never plans to live in a house again. He makes a very healthy profit. I'm make much more money than i ever thought. I could possibly make in my life. And i live in a van. My expenses are pretty darn low with that extra money. Bob started a nonprofit homes on wheels alliance to support people transitioning into living in their vehicles. They've started to outfit and give vance to people in dire need of a new vehicle. And bob says he saving up to buy a plot of land for an in person resource center. It isn't clear how many people are living on the road at this point. But in two thousand ten when bob started this annual gathering van and car dwellers in the arizona desert called rubber tramp rendezvous it had a few dozen attendees by two thousand and nineteen. They had an estimated ten thousand people show up and as a central node in this growing community. Bob has had a kind of front row seat to the massive disruptions of the past decade. And he's watched as certain demographics have borne the brunt of those changes. It's a surprisingly large female. Contingent older women in their sixties and seventies. When they were girls they were told get married. Stay home raise a family and so they never go up so sturdy and then now they're living on five hundred to eight hundred dollars a month so skirt and he cannot live in this country on five hundred two thousand a month so sturdy and live in house and you just can't do it and so they all desperately needed the solution as well and i told them all. If you move into your plan you can live reasonably well on that. You won't be rich but you won't eating dog food and there's hope bob says he has seen an uptick in views and inquiries about van dwelling over the last year. But so far he says the stimulus checks and the nationwide moratorium on evictions have slowed. The number of new nomads. Still he says as the baby boomers continue to age into social security and as the effects of climate change intensify bob expects the movement towards van life to surge and he sees it is his mission to try to help however he can. I've got a string of lifeboats. And i want to get as many as i can into the lifeboat and i think the hammer blow of two thousand eight really put a crack in people's confidence and i think when you combine that with this cheers a natural disasters and the epidemic. I think people are just going to be abandoning the american dream in droves. That's all i'm trying to do is get people out
Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trumps tax records
"Hope and one vaccine dose gives high protection from severe covid. It's tuesday february twenty three. I'm anthony davis in a significant defeat for former president. donald trump. The supreme court on monday declined to step into halt the turnover of his tax records to new york state prosecutor. The courts action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before trump's tax records not supposed to become public part prosecutor's criminal investigation but the high court's is a blow to trump because he's fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view the ongoing investigation. The records apart of could also become an issue for trump in his life after the presidency. The supreme court waited months to act in the case the last of the written briefs of the case was filed on october nineteen but a chord that includes three trump appointees waited through the election. Trump's challenge to his defeat and a month after trump left office before issuing its order. The court offered no explanation for the delay and the legal issue before the justices did not involve whether trump was due any special deference. Because he was president. The court order is a win manhattan district attorney cyrus vance junior who's been seeking trump's tax records since two thousand and nineteen as part of an investigation vans had subpoenaed the records from the missouri's accounting firm that has long done work for trump and his businesses. Donald trump reported making more than one point six billion dollars in outside revenue and income during his four
Supreme Court Will Not Stop Turnover Of Trump’s Tax Records To New York City DA
"The Supreme Court refusing to block the turnover of former president Trump's tax records to a New York City prosecutor. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is seeking eight years of tax returns as his office investigates alleged hush payments to women and possible tax and bank fraud. Trump is called the New York investigation, a fishing expedition and a continuation of the witch hunt. The greatest witch hunt in history. Fox is Rachel
Supreme Court won't stop grand jury from getting Trump's tax returns
"Desk The Supreme Court is clearing the way for a New York grand jury to get their hands on former President Trump's tax returns. The nation's highest court has rejected Trump's attempt to shield those records. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can now require Trump to hand over his tax returns. But the only become public if he brings criminal charges
Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records
"The Supreme Court has declined to prevent the turnover of former president trump's tax records to a New York prosecutor Donald trump's tax records are not supposed to become public as part of the prosecutor's criminal investigation and he has long sought to keep them shielded from view Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance has been seeking trump's tax records since twenty nineteen as part of an investigation trump sued to block their release but Vance's office has said it would be free to enforce the subpoena and obtain the records should the Supreme Court declined to get involved trump has called the investigation the greatest witch hunt in history my camp in Washington
Will Do Children Give the Cold Shoulder To Someone They Love?
"A lot of the time. I will let it go and how resentful indignant frustrated and annoyed are you. It depends. I don't like getting to the place where. I feel resentful so i try to do that. Enter talking and decide. Okay if i'm not gonna let this bother me. That i really have to let it go but i will say yes. There are times where. I will let it go. And i might be just a little. Ooh yeah like he's feeling for sure. Yeah it takes me just a little bit being like that and then we'll get through it and then it's fine and then there are times where i have that talk and i'm like nope. This is not okay with me. And i i wanted to talk about it and say something and have a conversation. Does it do any good. It does like we had a recent disagreement. Please tell so. I did not know that daisy and eric had had a conversation about getting daisy on tiktok to see an older cousin that we have in the family who has an account and she was excited about it and i did not hear about this and cut too i just heard that daisy was signing up for tiktok. How did you hear. She was coming over to eric and saying okay. Now what do i do. And he was telling her. Don't forget your password. Write it down somewhere and i ask. Oh but she doing joining terrorist groups ugly saying getting on tiktok. There was no discussion in my mind. I just reacted in that moment. And i said oh no. I don't want her on tiktok. That was a big thing for me. In hindsight i probably should have waited to. Maybe reacted one of the reasons that you react. That way is you are at a state of semi alert to alarm at all times and your waiting for the intel to drop. Yeah so you heard the words get on and tiktok and it had not been passed by you and that fell on top of a pile of frustration about this child man's judgment and the ambivalence you have about. What a warm loving fun guy so close to his daughters his daughters who are coming of age and we'll have crushes on boys and they are getting so deeply cherished by their sweet dad and at the same time you know so much about what goes on in the world of social media and girl self esteem and identity and sexuality that you have your good angel and the devil gas each on your shoulders arguing at all times. The corpus callosum the connects the right and left hemisphere of women's brains is thicker than in men and it means that women naturally us both sides of their brains to make decisions and for men. It's sometimes a little bit more easier and direct. Is it a cousin or a friend who was on tiktok. it's my cousin's daughter cousins to hire so exciting celebrity family member on tick doing adorable vance and she has her own channel. So cool and now spoilsport. Here is hyper vigilant. That's what we call it. Then psychology jumping in to say you did what so what happened in that moment. The main reason. I got irritated as we were with our pod and there are a couple guys there too and it was very emasculating issues. Like no. she's not watching. Tiktok that okay. And i'm like and furs liberal. As i am parenting. I do default to whatever she says. I mean. i'm definitely the beta as far as you hear me fall to whatever. She says. you can't read her mind right. And so that's your intention and that's your kind of moral position but in a case like this and this is a beautiful example here you were joining with your daughter. In a celebration of cousins expansiveness on the magnificent new platform tiktok swirling the pandemic world with joy. And then this bitch comes in humiliates you in front of your friends or male and female pie and you think okay. I'll just swallow this and eat some more sugar with the girls and it will be totally our country. Exactly the ugly. What happened so get resolved. So the next morning i went to bed it was bothering me and i did feel bad for the way that i handled it so no conversation between the afterward no thanksgiving night. We're both. oh yeah. Yeah so the next morning. I said something i said i you know i'd really like to get this off my chest. What time what plays what. Words was probably around nine. Am and i think. I use the words. I'd really like to get this off my chest and were the two of you alone. Girls there were alone and he was not in the most open mood. But i felt like i really wanted to talk about it in the kitchen. Seated standing i was seated. He was standing. How'd you had breakfast her. Yeah so i started with. I really wanna get this off my chest and correct me if i'm wrong. I said you know. I want to have a conversation about tiktok ortho. I want to back up just a little bit. Because we're going to parse words sir. I really want to get this off my chest. Strikes
Historic Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow, Dangerously Cold Temperatures To Dallas Area
"President Biden has declared an emergency in Texas and ordered federal assistance the state among those in the grip of an unusual winter storm system. Texas Public Radio's Jerry Clayton reports. The storm is bringing snow ice and near record low temperatures. Forecasters say the entire state will be affected. Kurt van Spy Brooke is with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. We have winter storm warnings out for the entire state of Texas from Amarillo and El Paso, all the way East to the Sabine and even down in the deep South Texas and the real Grande Valley. Vance by Brooke says dangerously cold temperatures will rival weather records as far back his 1986 with lows in the single digits. The state Department of Transportation is discouraging travel statewide. Texas is also dealing with higher than normal power generation outages due to frozen wind turbines and limited natural gas
Trump May Face Charges As States Broaden Criminal Investigations
"Now that he's out of office. Donald trump could find himself facing criminal charges in several cases. Manhattan district attorney cyrus vance. Junior is broadening an ongoing investigation of trump with a focus on potential financial crimes in trump's many business ventures and prosecutors in georgia have also opened a criminal investigation this one centered on that now infamous phone call trump. Made georgia secretary of state. Brad raffin burger the call in which trump asked ravensburger to find enough votes to reverse his election loss in
How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
Biden meets with Republicans on COVID-19 relief
"Republican lawmakers today that just wrapped up led by Senator Susan Collins to discuss New covert 19 relief package more in depth now from Elizabeth Schultz. He was covering it for ABC News and talked with Cuomo's Taylor Vance Ice Elizabeth. We know President Biden is in favor of a $1.9 trillion package. What is Senator Collins and her team pushing for well, they are wanting a much smaller packages. The reality here they're pushing for a deal worth $618 billion persons at $1.9, Trillion put forward by President Biden. It includes some of the same provisions like Monday like money for vaccine distribution, small businesses childcare in schools, and it also includes another round of stimulus checks. The Republican proposal includes stimulus checks for $1000. Or individuals. But it's a much smaller group of Americans that we've seen in the past and in President Biden's proposal, these would only go to people making up to $50,000 a year. The Republicans are calling it a much more targeted approach. Given how much economic stimulus has already been passed, they say, We just do not need to pass this trillion dollar amounts. Okay, Any word at this point, though, if the president's team or the president himself is willing to bite on any of that, not at all. We're hearing from the White House, in fact that this is a meeting to exchange ideas. Not to reach some sort of grand bargain. The White House has said time and time again that the risk is that not enough ages past versus too much, so they seem to really be standing by this nearly $2 trillion amount. Now. The question is if they're going to move forward in Congress, with a plan that could essentially passed by this proposed proposal without any Republican votes. So far, the House and the Senate have taken the first step to do that, in a process called budget reconciliation that would essentially allow this Broader package to pass to the simple majority in both the House and the Senate that we wouldn't need a bipartisan deal to be reached at the end of the day. So that's something that President Biden was really pushing for. On the campaign trail is this idea of bipartisanship. Now, As this meeting began between Republicans and the president, there was some news that broke from the Congressional Budget Office right about how the U. S economy. Is expected to recover. There is no notably today that Congressional Budget Office upgraded its forecast for the economy and now expects GDP growth to reach its pre pandemic level. By the middle of this year, so this complicates the negotiations a little bit, and that the forecast seems a little bit rosier than had previously been thought. At the same time, the CBO says it's going to take years for the jobs market to fully recover with millions of Americans. Well unemployed and the White House response to this was essentially that even if the broader economy looks like it's going to come back, there's still so many people who need aid to pay their rent. You cannot get through the day to day and there is no question that we need more money to get these vaccines after people so they're still standing by their kind of push for more stimulus, And they say that really they're just cannot be enough. Aid right now, even if the outlook is looking a little bit better here and just for my own clarification that this CBO congressional budget office estimation that's assuming that there wasn't another sort of relief package passed, right. That's correct. That's based on the current outlook, just as it is, and I will know that there have been other afternoons out there that say that if the current package passed by Biden go through, that would significantly boost to growth even by a lot more. Alright. The ABC is Elizabeth shows