35 Burst results for "Vlad"
Nile Gardiner on Putin's reaction to a Defeat in Ukraine
"Is it a good idea to push Putin out? Because it's going to be a major challenge. It's going to be a meat grinder bloodbath mess. Major war major escalation, Poland giving tanks and all that. But the problem is, if you succeed, now you have embarrassed and shamed and given a loss to a guy Vlad Putin, who's not a big fan of losing who is not a very well balanced individual and who happens to still be the proud owner of a large array of chemical weapons and 6300 nukes. Now I'm not a Putin fan. He's a tyrant. He's a bad guy. But is it a good idea to give that bad guy a bruising loss and have to deal with the consequences in the potential danger that could happen? Yeah, great questions, Jim. And as you point out, I also am Putin is a complete psycho and a thug and a menace to society, frankly. And that's what he is. And we're seeing that every day in Ukraine with the atrocities that his barbaric military are carrying out on the ground in Ukraine. And if Putin is pushed into a corner, you know, how will he respond? And these are very important points. I mean, certainly there's a possibility that Putin may use chemical weapons in Ukraine. And the Russians have used chemical weapons before Syria. They use them on British soil. They use them these novichok actually in the city of Salisbury in the UK several years ago against a former Russian agent, and that killed a couple of British citizens. So I'm Putin's capable of using these kinds of weapons. We can't underestimate what he's capable of. But at the same time, you know, I'm on the view that with bullets like Putin, you've really got to stand up to them, you know, you have to really demonstrate strength and resolve because if he gets away with what he's doing in Ukraine, I'm in no doubt that he's going to set his sights further
Jim Hanson's Advice for Ukraine on 'Peace Negotiations'
"Jim on Monday they were reports that president zelensky was being invited to the quote neutral territory of biello Russia, which is just an appendix of Russia, by the way, run by a thug who just is a puppet of Putin. For peace negotiations, as soon as I heard that, I tweeted out, yeah, I remember when the Russians invited the revolutionary prime minister of Hungary during the freedom fight of 1956 to the neutral territory of the Yugoslav embassy in Budapest for negotiations with Moscow. What happened for those who are not familiar and the cabinet members of the revolutionary free Hungary were kidnapped from the territory of the Yugoslav embassy with the approval of the Yugoslav administration, taken to a graveyard, bound together with wire and shot and killed and dumped into a mass grave. So I actually tanked president zelensky, I told him, don't do it. Your advice to this administration in Kyiv when it comes to peace negotiations on neutral territory? Yeah, no. That's pretty straightforward. You can't trust them. And for a long history, best predictor of future is past behavior. But what they're going to have to look for is they're going to have to weigh how much damage they're willing to accept. The Ukrainians. The Ukrainians before they do that and the problem and my wife Samantha and rose Russian studies major. The first thing she reminded me in all of this is think with a Slavic mind not western eyes. On both sides. Yes. And these guys will absorb a lot more damage than we would. And so we're saying, well, it'd be crazy to do that. No, we might think it's crazy. They don't. So Putin will do worse things and zelensky and Ukrainians will absorb worse things than we can imagine. So I think they need to be smart and decide maybe if there is an off ramp, we try to see it beforehand without all that population being susceptible to being crushed by Putin's Vlad the vicious
"vlad" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again
"And watch melatonin get dressed. And then I say, okay, now I'm ready for that. Let's talk. Here's what it says. And you know, these things that have to read, by the way, these things are tough to eat. So actually, sometimes call in melatonin sun Barton and say, hey kid, you read this uncle Vlad. So it's kind of like storytelling. It's like patriotic story time. Melatonin's son, Brendan, reading, intelligence briefings, to uncle Vlad potent. That's really nice. It is definitely not a Goldilocks and a three bears, but I'm sure it will do for your son. Goldilocks and the three bears is Mike Ben's favorite gay porn. Now this president of Ukraine. Very brave man. Former stand up comedian, now the president of Asia brave, Asia brave. He's fighting with his country. He has military uniform on and he is going to battle for his country. Would you do that? If you were the president of Ukraine, would you go to battle for your country? If I was the president of Ukraine, I wouldn't have to go to battle because Vlad would say down on their shutoff or just going to have a shot of vodka and you will be left alone. You think that's it how you would treat you? I know that's how we would treat me. You treat me with great respect because I'm going to stand up comedian. I really knows reality show host is a much more respected art form than stand up comedian. Yes, and nowadays for sure. But I wanted to, this man is fighting along with his people. Shoulder to shoulder with everyone in the military. Now, if we were in the same situation in our country, what's happening in Ukraine? Would you do the same thing as this president is doing? Well, you know what? Because I'm so strong at branding. What I'll tell you is, I answered that question for the perfect end patriots. And if you want to hear the answer, then start making strong patriotic contributions. And also, I talked about my power flow. And I don't even bring up my chair anywhere. Mister Trump, you don't give any. Well, because tech stuff doesn't bring it up. As I said last night, I'm the perfect unpatriotic episode. I have a group called doctors without morals. A charity doctors or that morals, and they are currently escorting all Ukrainian sex workers female out of the country. Okay? So donate a Trump dot com and it's very important because you have to get all of them out. And including our Epstein overachievers, which are 14 and under sex workers, we need to get them out, even faster than the older ones. You have a 17 year olds. So doctors without morals at Trump dot com just click to donate..
"vlad" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again
"What's going on everyone? Welcome back to another episode of making podcasts great again. I am your tech stuff guy, jaina, and we are here, of course, with the president of the United States of Mar-a-Lago of America, mister Donald J Trump. Mister president, happy national chocolate souffle day. How are you? We're good. We're good. We had a great I don't know if you were there last night. We had some tech stuff person last night was, I would say one of the most perfect, perfect ten live episodes we've ever had. So we're doing. You know, it was important because our country is under attack by the left and our great friend that Putin is being treated so unfairly. You know it and I know it is being treated so unfairly so it was very important that we talk with Patreon patriots tonight about the fate of our country and how strong our podcast is doing even though the left totally wants to cancel everything. So we're having a chocolate chip. As you said, it's white chocolate, of course. But we're having a chocolate cipher that I because it's chocolate chip I day bars also, you didn't mention that that big hawk joined us last night. Were you excited to see here? Oh, as I excited to see, are you excited to see your most oil and strongest supporter in history? I don't know, tech stuff. I wasn't excited at all. Not at all. A lot of them, what a dumb question that is, what a stupid question. I was very excited to see big heck. I don't want to get, you know, a patriots early now. We have a lot of people who aren't patriots. Listen to this podcast probably some of them have even radical left. But they should I should have already been on the Patreon. So that's awesome. It was a beautiful episode. Of love. I would say it was love. Strong love. Consensual love, even. Now, I'm gonna get some the cpac in a minute, but I wanted to ask you, you were asked to, well, not being forced to testify for the New York attorney general based on your business practices with your son Don Junior and Ivanka. And now you are appealing this, what is the reason for the appeal if you have nothing to hide? It's called a process. It's called. An justice system. And just because I have nothing to hide, it doesn't mean you're sort of say, oh, well, who the hell cares about justice who cares about right and wrong? No, no, I have nothing to hide. But it has to be done properly, and they haven't done it properly. They're going on a witch hunt. Do attack me for political reasons. And if I go into a store and you know they say a billions of dollars, but if I go into a store and I go on the dollar menu, I get a great McDonald's. And they say, sure, yeah, handbag I was a dollar, but today it's three 50. You don't think I can afford three 50?.
Why Has Russia Set Their Sights on Kyiv? Konstantin Kisin Explains
"Let's start with trying to cast away illusions as to what's going on. I've heard from those who have connections to the region that it's not obvious. Not all ethnic Russians in Ukraine are pro Vlad and not all ethnic Ukrainians are ready to grab an AK and shoot Russians. It's more complicated than that. Will you explain why Ukraine? Why the mythos of rodina of the motherland of rouge people is so intimately tied with Kyiv. This isn't just stopping EU and NATO membership for zelensky. This is a deeply historically and the nation itself has deep propaganda value for the Kremlin does it not. Well, the history of Russia of the modern Russian state originally dates back to the 9th century when a bunch of Vikings came over and they started essentially a trading post or a colony in what now since then has become Kyiv. And that is where the entire history of that part of the world originates from. And since then there have been various historic shapes, shape shifting and changes and borders and all sorts of things. And Ukraine has always been a piece that has been disputed by a bunch of local empires, whether that was the Russian Empire, whether it was the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, where there was Poland, all of these nations had had an influence in that region. And Ukraine had always been fought over by the different sides. But of course, there are other things and one of the reasons I was able to predict that the invasion would happen that it wouldn't be limited to the two breakaway so called breakaway regions in the east was because Vladimir Putin told us exactly how he sees it and I encourage all of your viewers and listeners to go and find a good translation of the speech he gave on the eve of the invasion. Because in it, he lays out exactly his vision and his vision is very simple. He believes that at some point during the existence of the Soviet Union, weak leaders like Vladimir Lenin and Nikita Khrushchev and others made a series of weak decisions that split the Russian people that split off a piece of the Russian nation and glued it together as he says with portions of what used to be Poland and Hungary in the
Rich Valdes' Impression of Summits Between Joe Biden, Volodymyr Zelensky, and Vladimir Putin
"Vladimir Putin has been making headlines lately lots of headlines obviously makes headlines every day And of course he always released some sort of statement where he's not me didn't do it Not happening That seems to be what is happening and we're going to get into that But I think in these summits that he's had with Joe el bar so Biden the president of the United States how did that go What did it sound like Was it something like and you know he's calling him on the phone and die I'm valid What'd you say there Let me turn my volume on Oh what'd you say I'm like you're glad I'm glad too I thought you were mad at me No no no no no I'm late I'm late I'm telling you and Vladimir and Vladimir And then they're going out this who's on first type of thing Because it's clearly a mess You've got the comedian turned president and I'm not trying to minimize him in any way I just think that's pretty cool that you know you have a comedian president In Ukraine president zelensky he says hey by the way we're not going to work We're like totally not going to work And then Vlad says that in the water will not have war within the Ukraine will not do the war Okay so they're not doing the war Zelensky's not doing the war and Biden's better stop You're putting tanks You guys are going to war Don't major Hey commander stop tugging on both hand leg Hey don't work Jill What's my name again Are you my sister You know it's like what is happening with the United
"vlad" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again
"You know, and the best thing about Mike tread is not only does he have the big white farm power. I'm going to say this off the record. He's got African American speed. He is. You know that, mad when they see that big farm kid sprinting faster than that? That's not right. And then we get extra happy. Okay, let's go back on the record. The last thing you want to do, yes. Mike, you know, I don't know why you had to is it racist that you excluded them? Maybe it is. Maybe I just shouldn't. I thought home runs Barry Bonds or Hank Aaron comes to mind when home runs for some reason. I like to think of Babe Ruth and Mark McGuire. And Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle. As well as some even other Ted Williams, said a lot of home runs, you know? Not mentioning him. Ty Cobb had a lot of hitch, didn't it? Home runs, but hit a lot of hits. Yes. Get on the nose. So there's other talented people like. Vladimir Guerrero junior.
Victor Davis Hanson: Biden Talks Loudly and Carries a Twig
"Professor Hansen, on this day of all days, at years after Pearl Harbor, would you put into context, the current news we are getting a readout right now from the national security adviser on the phone call between the Kremlin and between the current incumbent of The White House, how do you think that call went and when Biden says there will be significant economic consequences for Russia should it invade Ukraine how seriously do you think Vlad took that message? Not very seriously. Biden has a bad habit of talking loudly and carrying a twig. I mean, he's called Putin, a killer, he said he's looking his eyes and he's there's no soul there. That's what he feels. That's fine, but it would have been much wiser to be quieter. And then have real repercussions. The irony, of course, is they've accused Donald Trump of collusion in that hoax, and yet when mercenaries attacked us in Syria, he just killed 200 of them. He got out of that missile agreement that was asymmetrical. He flooded the world with oil that hurt Russia. And he sold offensive weapons to Ukraine, which Biden and Obama would not do and I don't think Biden will do it now. And I could go on, but it's very ironic that the president that even Ukraine seemed to be on easy with Trump, did more for Ukraine and more punitive actions against Putin than any president in memory and yet he was the object of this hoax that suggested he was a colluded with Putin whereas Biden has lost all deterrence partly because of Afghanistan, but also partly the fumes of the Obama Biden administration when they lost, as you remember eastern Ukraine and the Crimea because of the reset policies of Barack Obama and the tell Vlad ease up why I'm up for reelection, hot mic that was indicative of that entire
"vlad" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Two end doesn't speak to reporters a lot and isn't comfortable speaking english enough to want to take the risk of saying something careless. If you spend any time around the blue jays you just everybody the that guy and it's hard to fake the degree to which they like him. I was in buffalo. There were no reporters. They didn't know. I was there until i introduce myself. They're just goofing around with the guy and he's always having fun so he's jolly he's beloved he. Also it seems per your reporting. He loves to eat. And so the santa claus dynamic. That is developing here. Around vlad guerrero junior. It comes with a criticism right because if there is anything that people get them for fans and teammates alike. It seems to be his weight less star augusta. The fact is coming into the twenty twenty one season. he was a bit of a disappointment. The blue jays the blue jays fans had been hearing about the second coming of vlad guerrero since he was fifteen or sixteen years old when the blue jays signed him for several billion dollars and he hadn't been that guy yet. She had a solid rookie season in two thousand nineteen where he got by pita lonzo and beaten by him in the homerun. Derby just completely overshadowed by and then when when hits he was locked up like the rest of us with his grandmother cooks for him and he gained fifty pounds. Wait about i. I didn't know more about the grandma. Yes the idea is delicious. In every setsu all the garcia. She's black seniors mother. She comfortable when he was a player. She now lives with and cooks for vlad junior but she also cooks for literally everyone as far as i can tell in the blue jays. I asked the social media manager of the blue jays. He had tried flag juniors grandmother's cooking and he was like. Oh yeah everyone has their are players on other teams..
The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Serial Killer or Victim of a Patriarchal Society?
"So that brings us to bet battery or elizabeth bathroom for us english-speakers which i will be referring her to for the remainder of the episode after a literally limitless number of films plays poems and books have been written about her. She is also known. As the blood countess lady dracula and the blood lady of qatif ish. She's been given countless nicknames. Just based on what she was suspected of doing and i use the word suspected in h. One and bold formatting but what she actually a victim of the patriarchal culture of her time or was she just really one of the most vicious and bloodthirsty female serial killers with ever lived. I mean that's kind of polar opposites there right. Elizabeth bathroom was born on august. Seventh fifteen sixty on her family's estate in hungary now they were a very powerful protestant family. Calvin est actually and they were one of the most prominent families in the entirety of eastern europe. Her father and mother. Baron george the six by three and baroness on bathroom respectively. More or less controlled its own miniature kingdom within hungary which consisted of modern. Day transylvania in romania. Her uncle. stephen bathroom was the king of poland. So they were. In fact the most well-connected as was the custom at the time royalty sometimes married within their own families. I mean everyone knows the inbreeding jokes. Right so generational inbreeding elizabeth's mother and father were actually first cousins. Both from the bathroom side of the family. This could actually potentially explain why she was plagued with health problems throughout her life but especially during her childhood and fun fact. Elizabeth bathroom is actually remotely related. To vlad the third via marriage whom many of you know as dracula himself vlad the impaler but as a child elizabeth would have epileptic seizures. She was frequently ill and she would reportedly go into fits of white hot rage on a dime. Very little is actually known about her childhood but the urban legend and myth has seemingly just multiplied taken on a life of its own throughout the years. I it was reported that her uncle taught her satanism and witchcraft. Then it was a satanic doctor who attempted to treat her epilepsy with healthy blood. Taken from the peasants apply to elizabeth's forehead via a piece of their own
Why Is My Email List Still Under 1k?
"Today's question from vlad is super solid because growing your email is is essential to growing your online business but often growing that first thousand emails in your email subscription lists his very slow it's tedious. It's hard i'm gonna tell you. It took me over a year to get my first thousand subscribers. And i'm going to tell you some of the mistakes i made and if i had to do it all over again how i would do differently first. Let's talk about. What is the fastest way to grow. Email list well. I'll tell you right now paid advertisement. I can grow your email lists in a week to a thousand subscribers if you give me enough money. This is the power of paid advertising whether you're using. Facebook ads are instagram ads. Google ads the players is that you're paying to drive traffic to a landing page where people can sign up for your free beer. Free course your free book your free. Whatever but that's an easy way for you to lose a lot of money. I do recommend going with paid ads but being very smart. Most people don't have a growth problem. They have a conversion problem. If you just optimize your conversions on your pages or what you're offering your audience you can often find your email. List grow exponentially very quickly. What do i mean by this. Well a lot of people they say well. My email list is growing. I don't not sure what vlad is doing. Or what his actual optimists. But by changing what you're offering in exchange for somebody's email. This can often improve your growth tremendously knowing. Do i recommend you improving. What you're offering but hal you offer the actual words on the page. How you convince you'll the sign up to your malysz. This is why. I am a big believer and supporter of webinars. Webinars are great. Value will sign if webinars because they want to learn something with us live or recorded. there's just so much perceived value with it and this grow your email lists very quickly but even with webinars on that registration page. Your job is to treat it like a sale space to sell the free thing. The free course. The free workshop the free challenge. What's in it for them. What are they gonna learn. What are they gonna get. Why should they sign up and never miss this
Jake Recaps an Unreal $40K Weekend
"Jake you had a good weekend. You finish eighth in the five hundred dollar bracelet event for almost nine k. You chopped the party to fifteen major for six point five k. And you finished second in the w three twenty one hundred k. Guaranteed whilst heads up to a ten cents and go grindr which that got so so you got. You got twenty three for that. So that's what people wanna talk about. Is that that specific tournament score both burkey matt burke who you've had on the show software why he was streaming it with you at his table from maybe fourteen down and he made the final table as well and it was one of the more wild just rides to the final table. It was pretty crazy. I mean it's funny. How things can change so quickly. Because i mean i basically the chip lead from like i think eighty cash biscuit the chip lead from when the money head down to maybe like sixteen or seventeen and then all of a sudden. We're basically like there's twelve left. Eleven that them on the bubble. And it's like there's and on my table. It's me burkey Vlad was was a turning rag Another attorney rag. And i'll emc each in then the other table go now. The goat was on the other table. Chair Whenever his name was hammy or whatever you know jamming fish that ended up winning it Who was just like a total wild card and so it was i. I was actually fortunate to be pretty card debt and not really have like any like supergirl spots we final table. I literally the first hand this final table. This this guy opens under the gun and then calls like twenty blind region with queens suited And i'm like and i had to like i wasn't even like jan j hammy called with the quincy to raise called. Maybe two hands later. I mean it was just it was just wild. It was like he basically just like would randomly go and pre flop for any amount and he would call any amount like it was actually kinda gross. Because with like five left's i think I was five or five. And i had like seventeen blinds. Ali opens the cutoff and have an incredibly easy region with sixes on the button. But i'm man like obviously this is just like a amazing spot but this guy might call with jack antonoff from big blind like he's stole the chip lead end up getting through and didn't really face any. Ah of those like crazy hands until we got ended up getting heads
Author Rebekah Koffler: Putin and Russia Are Not America's Friends
"We are back with the author of the fabulous new book. Glimpse inside putin's russia. It's called putin's playbook. Her name is rebecca rebecca. I want to know in the time we have left. What's essentially different about russia. And what do we need to know about vlad. So basically russia is driven by fear that i it's strategic culture can be characterized as having a presupposition of conflict. It has surrounded exactly. it's always encircled surrounded. It always has viewed the united states as its principal threat. It even has code defied it in its military doctrine placing the requirement on the armed forces to develop a strategy and a weapons portfolio to counter the threat so putin is absolutely no one who should be trusted. How important is it that this man who basically installed himself as a as a new emperor is a former. Kgb colonel who served in east germany. How important is that to understanding russia. It is extremely important to know that you were inside. The the pentagon right Reset relationships is just something is. That's absolutely unachievable thing you can have normalized relations with putin is crazy. It is absolutely crazy. And it's a shame that our national security apparatus does not have this basic understanding and keeps pushing. This wishful thinking policy of reese adds. That is absolutely unrealistic. Putin will never be america's friend. Russia will never be america's friend. It has no friends.
Vlad Jr Homers to Tie It, Red Sox Top Blue Jays in 9th, 2-1
"Rafael Devers land a line drive off the green monster in the bottom of the ninth giving the red Sox a two one win over the blue jays Devers went deep happening after Vladimir Guerrero homered to tie it it was Guerrero's major league leading twenty second home run of the season and his fourth in as many games he continues to amaze manager Charlie mon Toyo you don't teach that you know A. S. A. you closer and uses of all five hundred miles you know on a breaking point she it's been fun to watch the walk off win came after the Bluejays belted thirteen home runs in back to back wins over the red Sox Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi took a one hitter into the seventh Matt Barnes got the win despite blowing the save Rockfield always took the loss I'm Dave Ferrie
Impact of the Death of 3rd Party Cookies With Vlad Zhovtenko
"My big question about the death of third party. Cookies is what was wrong with third party cookies. What was wrong with the ad tracking and attribution and data collection on somebody else's sites. Why was there a need for the regulation and the departure from this tracking technology in the first place. I think the decision to remove the focus is doing by the biggest tech place. It's basically epo facebook Essence google because adults are the companies have the highest amount of i by data which would meant to say this gives them a very strong competitive edge against all the other companies clues to strive on. Stoplight tra- marketing where you don't need to have huge database. Don't anything can program medically blog into worldwide exchange of precious and hunt for where cheap efforts of specific people on some websites while those people ayatollah to audience. And you get the results. You guys are the conventions. The first result of death Those days would begun forever. Okay so the large platforms the facebooks. Google's the apple's of the world who have lots of first party data because they have access to an account for everyone. Everyone's using google facebook and apple. They don't want you to go onto tabua an out brain and the trade desk and all the other places where you're buying your programmatic dorian. Just say gimme cheap clicks for this profile and then i'll retarget them on some of the other platforms that we mentioned before basically facebook apple and google want you to come to their platform and pay a premium to get access for users where they've collected their first party. Data exempt whereby. I think it's a good move for arrows web published just because now that data is something before that pro. Everybody could This business this website. So i have his profile now to find out that somebody wasn't particular website you need to pay for the data or basically to by the ads on the particular website in advertising
Discussing Defi With Brian Kerr of Kava Labs
"As entrepreneurs. We know full. Well that we often start down a certain road and end up somewhere completely different and discovering that the things we learned on that path helped prepare us for where we are right now and i think that's probably the story of many of us as well as our guest brian. Kerr who's the ceo and co founder of cove labs. He got into crypto by way of e sports and now he is kind of a big deal. He's he's the chief cook and bottle washer kava which claims to be the most trusted defy platform by financial institutions. So we're gonna talk defy the entrepreneurial journey and other crypto blocked things brian. Welcome to bed. Crypto man really excited to be here. I'm a huge fan of your show. What what what brought you into How did you get into crypto via e sports. That's what i wanna know my good friend. Alex was a he. He built the largest russian e sports organization called nabi native sincerity and he started a project de market. Along with this other guy vlad Out of natwest the first decentralized marketplace video game items as early a theory my ceo shortly after came lax and smother platforms but the market was the first on the scenes in the space in. They said hey. Brian you're doing gaming stuff you're in the us you're based in silicon valley. We want some help and advice for how we take. This platform market Adviser and i really watched them take that from our point to production in just number of weeks. They raised twenty million dollars. It was just like mind. Boggling to me. I built a company with Unreal products than work. My buns off and million dollars was no easy feat for me on the they did with a powerpoint presentation this drifta industry. So just i that gave me the electric shocks. That told me. I had to look at watching technology and see what's going on here because it was definitely nothing like i had ever seen before.
Bahubali Shete CEO of TinyChef on His Journey to 1M Voice App Users
"Remember when you and i i spoke about what you were doing that. You're working on the the knobs and the scale different things in order to automate all the mechanical parts of cooking. And then you're going to add. Recipes is just that was like sort of a secondary element in some ways and you totally flipped. It eliminated the first part. So i guess that makes more sense because you started out in the iot that's equipment and then you wound up determining that wasn't the best way to go. So what data points did you get. And and how did you collect those data points. The convince you to make the switch in your focus so Don't change the cooking equipment very often in the sense that smart kitchen appliances which are coming definitely You need smart kitchen appliance. You need robotics but consumers do not have enough space in the kitchen to add more wrote gadgets in the kitchen they already have enough and they don't chain them in unless there are no small blender on those kind of products so the basic cooking up a novel on wednesday by his dad with them for any answer fifteen years and it's it's not easy to change and you cannot retrofit on these devices because they're so attached to things that the look and feel and us except those products are very important so i felt that numis been not willing to know either it off changes equipments and hence the market was becoming very niche game smart kitchen appliances and i felt that i was right in saying that that it is going to be yields before the Plans has become a commodity. And become you know get used to them and start using them in the kitchen and in the meantime you know me as a startup definitely wanted to find where the pinpoint sought and assault them. And that's really felt that the pain points really in the journey and that's where we shifted our focus to this. How long did it take you to come to that conclusion to be already reality mad about you. Know five thousand knobs and be able to ship it to them. We made a road running campaign and all that and then we had noted on everything. Get so you had a indigo kickstarter. Yeah in new right. So you fully funded that you actually produce the product you could have shipped them the product but at that point you decided it's it'll be better for us to refund the money than to have to deploy this product in support it because you didn't really believe in that market segment anymore. I say so. That must have been a very painful decision to make. It's it's both painful as well as emotional for me. Because i come from robotics in address space and i'm so attached to hardware. I believe i can saw putting hardware than getting away from data and then being myself as a businessman rather than being technologist was said that a decision so tell me how that decision played out. was that just. You looked at the data. You made the decision or did you have a mentor. advisors other people in the company that you consulted with. How did that play out. This is really important. I know a lot of people have had go through these pivots and this is sort of a soft pivot but a significant one. Be great to share your experience on that. Yeah definitely for explain a very major role in that. So it is in vlad. I met so many People i met from meek it companies see yours to Big marketing gle ascent from campbell. Nestle and unilever walmart so many people and then i had the vehicle does the idea in understand the views on it and definitely doesn't have any clear advice coming from all of them which was also deflecting in my initial trials Consumers that it was difficult for them to add up or product in that existing kitchen and yeah a lot of an Next so it was. You talked to a lot of people they all gave you. Basically the same advice you were seeing the problems on the customer side so it just became obvious even though there was a painful decision for you emotionally given your background. Yeah well it's hard to. It's hard to kill the baby right. I mean i think that's what we would say is a baby for adoption or whatever it is you're doing and focus So then the the feature that you thought was going to be complementary to your main product became the product so once you decided that this how did you change. How did you change your strategy. What did that mean was going. You're going to be doing differently. Reduced doing more of the stuff that you already doing the recipe side or did you have to basically start over I had to start or in some sense It was in the same direction. Same solution same in a find though solid from the consumer angle but the approach is completely different. I i i i may have said this in one of the podcast but you know one of the consumer is such just nine initially conducted a focus group discussion. One lady told me a benign asked her a question that what is that your family as as it acknowledgee vici-. You had that in the kitchen to help you in the kitchen. And she said google maps to said my husband who is seventy plus. Now who couldn't drive denise back even in our own city now he's able to drive in any part of the world anyplace from any to any point with all the confidence just because he has maps. It doesn't get up. And i wish that technology was available in the kitchen with which i can walk. 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Robinhood-GameStop hearing will scrutinize how brokerages get paid for trades
"Game stop hearing on capitol hill stock market versus casino and news from down under leading. Today's news grab the popcorn. Robin hoods vlad. Tentative melvin capitals. Gay plotkin rutted steve. Huffman and citadels kenneth griffin and keith. Gill are also to testify. Before the house financial services committee at twelve pm eastern lawmakers will get their chance to grill the executives and hearing focused on short selling online trading platforms gamification and their systemic impact and our capital markets and retail investors. Also making an appearance is read it trading star known as warring kitty who is credited with helping start the game stop mania though his actions are being pro by massachusetts regulators since he was a registered securities broker an army of day traders following wall street bets the red at forum dedicated to quote making money and being amused while doing it up ended some market dynamics last month by taking aim at some heavily shorted stocks they ran them up as a group triggering short-squeezes and causing some hedge funds like melvin capital to record billions of dollars in losses. The party came to an end after brokerages restricted trading on stocks like game. Stop an amc entertainment. Though robin hood took the most flak due to its communication about the events and delay and taking curbs off of a meme trading
Congress gets involved with GameStop and Robinhood
"Story has been crazy but is it all legal whether it's the flurry of retail traders drug stock prices or the hedge funds and partner companies trying to maintain their dominance wall street is entering some new territory and the rules. Aren't really clear here to explain. Why congress is actually starting to involve is recruits. Ronnie mola sherani. Hey daddy so catch me up on game stop so we talked here on the show about retail traders mobilizing on read. It obviously A key part of the internet to buy hundred game. Stop stock right. And then there's this. Hedge fund called melvin capital but hedge for the general were shorting the stock and they lost all this money. What happened since we last talked about game. Stop so basically robin hood. This commission free app that everyone's been using to buy all these memes stocks like games up. Amc announced that it was actually going to restrict trading on certain stocks including game. Stop rate as all. These people were making a lot of money in the stock price was super high. And as a result everyone got really upset especially these retail investors. A lot of people joined this class action lawsuit saying that robinhood manipulated the market by restricting trades and caused them to lose a lot of money. Sort of this. This platform has become Now being dogged by allegations as it's an tank for one side or another. So why would robin and do this. Why would they yup. They're supposed to just facilitate trades and not care whether game stock goes up or down. Don't they make money on volume so they want more activity. But why would robinhood care if some hedge funds were taking a hit. So i don't think robin hood did care that hedge funds retaining hit. There's a lot of confusion about this but basically it comes down to this plumbing about how the market works and how trades are actually executed that you would never really need to know but essentially because all of these people were investing in these really volatile stocks stocks whose prices go up and down. Robinhood has to keep a certain amount of money. These deposits with clearing houses that are based on how volatile a stock is toronto. Keep some money. Just in case stuff goes race yes essentially and because so. Many people were trading in these really volatile stocks. They had to keep a lot more money. Something like tenfold. What they're used to. And they just didn't have the money for so they actually had to get an infusion of cash rely on a few of their investors to give them a billion plus dollars in order that they could keep letting people trade came out said that we didn't want to stop anyone from trading. Anything this has nothing to do with pets funds or anything. This was just a. We didn't have enough money to clear. These deposits okay so for all the conspiracy theories that have been going on about robin hood somehow being on the take or something like that. You're saying the explanation is actually more boring. It's just has to do with the way that complex financial from his actions like this happened right. And i mean it doesn't help that the way that robin hood makes money is it actually has this other company called citadel securities actually executed trades. And they pay robin hood and they make money because they sell the stocks for a little bit more than they buy them for. They make a few pennies on each trade. And then the guy who owns citadel it all securities also owns a hedge fund called citadel which helps bail out melvin capital which was short and game. Stop okay so there's some associations between between Robin hood and the people who were shorting stock. Yes but they're saying this had nothing to do with the decision they made. That was simply because the deposit requirements for too big sure. Sure okay so now what happens now. I mean so. We're starting to see some action in washington about this. Obviously this politically appealing to a lot of people because you can run against wall street running in silicon valley run against the rich people like. Tell me what we can expect. Obviously there's a lot going on dc but the seems like something that could have some. Bipartisan outrage to it yeah you saw lawmakers on both sides of the tweeting and calling for hearings. There's definitely going to be multiple hearings in congress about what happened. Precisely lawmakers are pretty happy to find any reason to call into question. What's going on wall street. And why a lot of this seems very unfair conservative. Republicans like ted cruz want some answers. Progressive democrats warn zero cossio. Cortez are making a big deal about this. Warren obviously has a background in financial regulation. Tell me tell me what she's thinking. About what congress should do about this just so we get a flavor of the types of things being talked about washington. Yeah she's saying there needs to be an sec investigation. The sec needs to do their job. Make sure there's more transparency in financial markets. Make sure it's not rigged. Make sure there's no manipulation so she's sort of just calling for them to figure out what's going on. Are they doing anything about this yet. So the sec side. It's monitoring the situation. It's also going to look into whether any investors were disadvantaged because they weren't allowed to buy these certain securities It's also important to know the sec's in transition right now. They have an acting chair but they're waiting for their nominee Gary gansler to actually be confirmed. But in the meantime yeah. You're you're just gonna see the sec monitoring the situation. They makes me wonder. How does robin feel about sort of these allegations or conspiracy. Theories robert is now being a little bit more open about what happened and they were in the initial kind of crisis mode. Yeah i mean. They've lifted some of the limits that they had on securities. You could now by game stop again if you buy a shares of amc. They're also going on the sort of like pr offensive. Where they're saying exactly what happened. The they wanna tell you all about clearing houses they want to tell you about the deposits the volatility. You know how how they had to spend so much money this time. So like even the vlad ten of went on clubhouse yesterday with your skin kind of tried to explain exactly what happened. you know. And they're just trying to say this wasn't some sort of giant wall street cabal. This was a really boring thing that had to do with deposit requirements.
Musk in the Clubhouse, & Retail Traders on the Rise
"Good morning everybody. Welcome the squawk box. Cnbc and i'm becky quick. Along with joe kernan andrew organ andrew. Thanks becky and of course as you might imagine. We are monitoring shares of game. Stop once again. Let's show you where things stand robinhood planning to continue limit trading. In short squeeze names today it's narrowed its list of wounded trades from fifty stocks on friday to eight. Starting today customers will be only allowed to buy one share of game stop or five options contracts. The restrictions coming after wall street's clearinghouse mandated e tenfold increase in robin hood's deposit requirements last week and we should also mention that we're watching shares of or watching watching shares watching the price of silver trading at the highest level since two thousand thirteen. If you've been on read it over the weekend you'll know the red investors say they wanna pile into that commodity and they are doing so the hashtag silver squeeze which trending on twitter last night. That's spilling over into silver mining stocks. So there's lots of impacts across poured meantime sources telling cnbc that hedge fund. Melvin capital management lost fifty. Three percent in january. Melvin capital told us last week that it had closed out those positions in game. Stop on tuesday afternoon after sustaining heavy losses. Those are the losses talking about down. Fifty three percent. Senator and point seventy two infusing close to three billion dollars into melvin capitalist week in a source telling cnbc the point seventy two slid. Ten percent in january citadel lost three percent in january as well and i. I don't know if you guys were up late last night. I was not. But i've tried to listen in this morning to some of it elon. Musk was on clubhouse the social media platform last night. And we're gonna be talking to the ceo of clubhouse a little bit later today. But vlad ten of got on and effectively at of the c. O robinhood wants started affecting we interviewing vlad about what happened he effectively re reaffirmed her reconfirmed. What he told us on squawk box last week but to hear both of them talking about is quite a thing and maybe only speaks to where we are. Twenty four take on. It would seem like what was happening. Was everybody was pushing. On whether sid l. whether there's conflicts whether citadel was pushing on them to somehow closed down because part of the dave portnoy view of the world is because citadel has this arrangement with with them and was losing money themselves that there would be a conflict there where that the regulators are trying to do this or they're trying to protect the small the small guy but in fact that robin hood was trying to protect the big guy. Nice what was really happening there and and plaid stuck relatively to the script. It's appears and again. I have not heard the entirety of it but in terms of what he had said to us last week and very much specifically to the point that clearly this is a liquidity crisis of sorts for this company. The model becomes very complicated. When there's this kind of activity in only a handful of names and that they have to keep putting out bigger and bigger deposits on these names and that if you don't if you don't if you're not a massive bank with a huge balance sheet that becomes very hard. I mean i think it's gonna be very interesting to see what happens this week with robin hood to raise the question but you can make it through this week as an independent company. I think is a fair question to ask. They can keep limiting the trades. They if they limit the trays the flip side. As you'd imagine a lot of these investors will end up on fidelity or tennessee the ameritrade or other platforms. And we'll see exactly so there's sort of push pull that they're going to be grappling. With all week
"vlad" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for <hes>. vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being <hes>. Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. <hes>. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel <hes>. Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from <hes>. washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat
"The last few hours. The people's republic of china has congratulated. Us president elect joe biden on his. Victory last tuesday's this means that the list of nations still reserving judgment has dwindled to russia brazil north korea and intriguingly mexico. Mexico may just be passed. Caring trump himself maintains that he has been deprived vase second term by some monstrous fraud although the most dogged of his attorney rudy giuliani have unaccountably failed to furnish any evidence for this assertion as we go to air. I'm joined with more by scott. Lucas professor of studies at the university of birmingham scott. This is now a near clean sweep of recognition of president-elect biden from abroad. Is that having much impact. You think on american domestic politics well. Donald trump is dog in to The bunkers constructed inside the white house. And as far as i know he ain't coming out anytime soon. and even if it's now His friend vlad moscow and his. Flynn mr bolsonaro in brazil. That are the only ones left enabling that no it doesn't affect domestic politics because far more important than the foreign signals are those from within the united states and while a lot of republicans are privately concerned About the damage. That's being done to their party. Let on the. Us system by trump refusing to knowledge. President-elect biden you're still looking out officials within his administration who enabling him like william bar who's politicized the justice department to inquire into the election light. Mike pompeo who's politicized the state department to talk about a second administration. And most importantly the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who has given for now support to this trump effort of throwing mud at every courtroom courthouse wall across the united states. Hoping that one case can make it up to the supreme court. I mean it's been a patent we've seen over the last few years and we've talked about this a lot. The idea that these will that the strange spectacle of these extensively sensible respectable republicans indulging enabling and excusing donald trump. But the has at least before now seemed a rationale to that which is that. He is the president of the united states. He does lead their party. And that's the way for them to get things done but the position. He's now wait in the last few hours. Arizona has been called for biden as well. If i've done the maths right. Even if trump's somehow clothes back pennsylvania and georgia which seems fantastically unlikely. That still won't be enough anyway. So those enablers do they genuinely believe any of this and if not where the what do they think. They getting out of another two months. You know that. That's a great question. And i don't think anyone beyond donald trump and maybe a couple of believers around him you know. Put any stock in the idea of fraudulent stolen election. And i don't think anyone everybody else can read the out that you so adequately summarize that you know. Joe biden is up by now sixty thousand votes in pennsylvania. He's likely to hold onto his lead in georgia. And if even if he lost us to stage right. Joe biden still has two hundred seventy electoral votes but the calculations were be different depending on who. You're talking to so for example. If you talk about mitch mcconnell. I think he's still relying on the idea that he needs to get those two senate seats in georgia to have a fifty to forty eight majority if he loses them both. The democrats have control of the senate. So he's going to ally himself with trump to make sure that you get high voter turnout amongst the trump. I if you talk about. Ted cruz. Lindsey graham marco rubio the senator who all have presidential ambitions in two thousand twenty four. They all push trump's conspiracy theories and disinformation because they see trump is being important to their political futures in other words beyond donald trump in this election is the long-term question of trumpism. The republican party. It might be a fractured republican party. But there are those who still see trumpism as being essential to their political futures. And that is what is really damaging corroding the american system short term interest versus. What should be the wider interest of an administration to deal with corona virus the economy and wider issues. President trump has been doing an amount of warning on twitter over. I notice from his feed that he has not yet got up and running today. And it's now just past seven. Am in washington dc. He has not however a spoken at least in public for a few days now. Is there anything in particular. We should infer from that. I talking talking. He doesn't want to admit he's lost. It and trump needs a rally. That's what trump feeds on so just simply going out in front of the reporters right now and you know telling them that their fake news. That's not what he wants. He wants to get that ego soothing balm of those people who will sit there and applaud him with make america. Great again now. They're interestingly enough. There is a gathering of pro-trump gathering in washington dc. Tomorrow it has not been sanctioned by the local authorities. but would it be the case that donald trump's suddenly makes us reprise appearance in front of them. I wouldn't rule anything out. But i think beyond that marcus that the the question here is that we've got some trump advisers who may be telling him. It's time to step aside. But if he steps aside there's already talk that he'll then immediately declare a run for president in two thousand twenty four and there are other advisors who were supporting like rudy. Giuliani which says keep fighting. This whichever camp has favor with him. At the moment there is this real protracted battle over what trump does in the next few weeks but what he does over the next four years and that means that for now he may not make cards tips and as it were publicly. scott lucas. Thank you for joining
"vlad" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts
"A time when I didn't know that Vlad. The Impaler was thought to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's genre-defining vampire Dracula hop in your home school bus police box or phone booth with aerial antenna and let's go back to 15th century will lakia a region of modern-day Romania. That was then the southern Edge over to the province of Transylvania. Our flad was flat the third glad the second his father was given the nickname dracul by his fellow Crusade nights in the order of the Dragon. They were tasked with defeating the Ottoman Empire will lakia was sandwiched between the Ottomans and Christian Europe and so became the sight of constant bloody conflict without looking it up. I'm going to guess that the order of the Dragon failed since the Ottoman Empire was still standing in nineteen twenty-three. Dracul translated to dragon in Old Romanian. But the modern meeting is more like Devil add an a to the end to denote son of and you've got flat Dracula at age eleven flat and his seven-year-old brother Raju went with their father on a diplomatic Mission into the Ottoman Empire. How'd it go? Not too good. The three were taken hostage their captors told Vlad the second that he could be released if his two sons remained behind home since it was really their only option. He agreed the boys would be held prisoner for five years one account holds that they were tutored in The Art of War science and philosophy. Other accounts say that they were subjected to torture and brutal abuse by the time Vlad the second return to Allah Kiya. He was overthrown in a coup and he and his eldest son murdered shortly. Thereafter Vlad. The third was released with a taste for violence and a vendetta against the Ottomans to regain his family's power and make a name for himself. He threw a banquet for hundreds of members of rival families on the menu was wine meet sweetbreads and gruesome vicious murder off. The guests were stabbed not quite to death then impaled on large spikes. This would become vlad's signature move leading to his moniker Vlad the Impaler, but it wasn't the only arrow in his quiver. Facing an army three times the size of his he ordered his men to infiltrate their territory poison the wells and burn the crops. He also hired disease dead-end to go in and infect the enemy defeated combatants were often treated to disemboweling flaying Alive boiling and of course impalement. Basically, you turn your enemy into a kabob and let them die slowly and just as importantly conspicuously vlad's reputation spread leading to a mixing of Legend in fact like that. He wants took dinner in a veritable Forest of spikes. We do know that in June of 1462. He ordered 20,000 defeated Ottomans to be impaled. It's a scale that's hard to even imagine when the Ott's in Sultan mehmed II Came Upon the Carnage he and his men turned on their heels and fled back to Constantinople. You would think flawed was on the road to Victory but shortly thereafter. He was forced into Exile and imprisoned in Hungary. He took a stab no pun intended on regaining will lakia fifteen years later, but he and his troops were ambushed and killed according to a contemporary
"vlad" Discussed on Dad Tired
"One if you haven't already and kind of gives an overview of our family leadership program, you can also go to dad's house, and that will give you a little bit more information about it as well. But man the guys in this program. I just can't even explain how excited I am about this month. There's so many guys that have four years wanted to take their role as the spiritual leader of their home. Seriously, they feel like admittedly they would say that they just haven't been doing well dog. Going to taking that role seriously, but now is the time and so the jumped in the family leadership program. We have only we're only in week one and these guys are already talking about how it has been so impactful in their purse walk with the Lord and then also just in their marriage and in their parenting and thinking about what it looks like for them to very practically start leading their family to Jesus every single day. So again, if you're not familiar with it off and you want to be or you're on the fence whether or not you should jump in should most definitely jump in we every week or I'm sorry every month. We kept out spots because we try to keep the cohorts really small so that I could really invest deeply into each group. And so we've already started to fill up November's cohort. So if you're listening to this in October 2020 and you want to jump into November, I would highly recommend that you jump in right now before the rest of the spots fill up for that. I will also say this that every month you can jump in at any time so you can go in and purchase your spot to really hold your spot for the next Thursday. Cohorts if you jump in mid-october mid November mid-December, we just automatically put you into the next month's cohorts. So you can reserve your spot now and then when you jump in our when you pay may be able to jump into the next month's cohort with that group of guys when we get started. So anyway, man, I'm just I'm like we've been doing Dad tired for coming up on five years now and this is by far the most exciting job I've ever been because I feel like I'm finally getting to have personal relationships with you guys instead of just staring and talking at a computer screen. I actually get to know your names and your wife's names and your kids names and we're like doing life a little back together. So I'm pumped up today's interview is with a guy named Vlad. I'm not even going to try pronounce his last name. He'll do it better than I can but dude. Oh my gosh. This interview is so powerful man. I didn't know what to expect coming in this interview. I actually thought we were just going to do a really short segment talking about Samaritan's Purse, which has been a big sponsor and partner of ours for the last couple of years, but we ended up talking and birth In talking I was like, oh man, this is just so so good. So I know you're going to be highly encouraged by this podcast interview today with Vlad so all stop yapping and I'll let you start jumping into that. I love you guys. I hope this is encourage you to be.
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"Family now? And so listen to that one if you haven't already and kind of gives an overview of our family leadership program, you can also go to dad's house, and that will give you a little bit more information about it as well. But man the guys in this program. I just can't even explain how excited I am about this month. There's so many guys that have four years wanted to take their role as the spiritual leader of their home. Seriously, they feel like admittedly they would say that they just haven't been doing well dog. Going to taking that role seriously, but now is the time and so the jumped in the family leadership program. We have only we're only in week one and these guys are already talking about how it has been so impactful in their purse walk with the Lord and then also just in their marriage and in their parenting and thinking about what it looks like for them to very practically start leading their family to Jesus every single day. So again, if you're not familiar with it off and you want to be or you're on the fence whether or not you should jump in you should most definitely jump in we every week or I'm sorry every month. We kept out spots because we try to keep the cohorts really small so that I could really invest deeply into each group. And so we've already started to fill up November's cohort. So if you're listening to this in October 2020 and you want to jump into November, I would highly recommend that you jump in right now before the rest of the spots fill up for that. I will also say this that every month you can jump in at any time so you can go in and purchase your spot to really hold your spot for the next Thursday. Cohorts if you jump in mid-october mid November mid-December, we just automatically put you into the next month's cohorts. So you can reserve your spot now and then when you jump in our when you pay may be able to jump into the next month's cohort with that group of guys when we get started. So anyway, man, I'm just I'm like we've been doing Dad tired for coming up on five years now and this is by far the most exciting job I've ever been because I feel like I'm finally getting to have personal relationships with you guys instead of just staring and talking at a computer screen. I actually get to know your names and your wife's names and your kids names and we're like doing life a little back together. So I'm pumped up today's interview is with a guy named Vlad. I'm not even going to try to pronounce his last name. He'll do it better than I can but dude. Oh my gosh. This interview is so powerful man. I didn't know what to expect coming in this interview. I actually thought we were just going to do a really short segment talking about Samaritan's Purse, which has been a big sponsor and partner of ours for the last couple of years, but we ended up talking and birth In talking I was like, oh man, this is just so so good. So I know you're going to be highly encouraged by this podcast interview today with Vlad so all stop yapping and I'll let you start jumping into that. I love you guys. I hope this is encourage you to be.
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"Midway through his reign a contingent of Italian ambassadors came to visit him at his court. They honored a specific tradition by bowing and removing their hats. However underneath their hats they were wearing tiny skull caps which to Vlad horror and bewilderment. They refused to remove. When Vlad asked why they hadn't removed the skull caps the ambassadors replied. This is our custom. We are not obligated to take our skull caps off under any circumstances even in an audience with the sultan or Holy Roman. Emperor Vlad told the ambassadors in all fairness I want to strengthen and recognize your customs. The ambassadors nodded and bowed in approval. At which point. Vlad picked up several large iron nails and placed one atop the head of each ambassador. Then he sat back and watched as his attendants nailed the skullcaps to the ambassadors heads. When he wasn't hammering nails into people's heads he tortured and killed his enemies by impaling them on large wooden stakes to maximize the pain. The tip of the steak would remain as dull as possible once. The steak was forced through the victim's body it was raised vertically and driven into the ground. Then the weight of the victims own body would drag them further down the stake a process that often took several days to result in death instead of disposing or burying the impaled bodies blad reportedly arranged them strategically around his castle and the principality of well. Akia an while. Impalement was certainly his torture method of choice. It was also rumored that he would boil and roast his victims alive cutoff body parts skin victims alive and feed them to wild animals though the history has been passed down through oral tradition and important to note that no one can know for sure. The extent of his cruelty Vlad's torture methods were reportedly as disparate and varied as his sense of justice he harboured illogical and wildly conflicting beliefs about what constituted criminal behavior for instance. He bore a particularly strong and inexplicable hatred for what he considered. Unchaste women women who had sex before marriage and those unfaithful to their living or deceased husbands were impaled on a red hot steak or one story goes they had their breasts cut off which were then forced fed to the husband's they'd been unfaithful to he also apparently detested thieves and beggars whom he felt. Were leaching off the productive members of society in a grand effort to discourage this behavior. He and his men rounded up every fief and beggar they could find in Malaysia and invited to a fabulous feast at the palace. It said that once his guests had eaten the doors of the dining hall were locked shut and the entire room was set on fire burning. Everyone inside to death. Labs methods were both terrifying and effective and it seemed that he achieved everything he'd wanted. He had vanquished his father's killer and finally upheld his oath of revenge aside from impaling people on giant steaks and consuming their vital organs. Vlad was by all accounts calm and happy for several years things in Willeke around surprisingly smoothly. Unfortunately it wouldn't last in fourteen sixty as mad. The second expanded his empire deeper into Europe. Pope pious the second was growing worried Mohammed. Siege of Constantinople was still fresh in the collective memory. Pious saw the potential of another siege occurring on a much larger scale. He decided to take preemptive action to protect Christian Europe against the Muslim Ottomans and he proposed a dramatic idea to do it. He suggested that all the Christian powers in Europe including Malaysia unite for another crusade against the Ottomans. It was an incredibly risky maneuver. If it failed the Ottomans could potentially gain control of the entire continent but if it succeeded. Vlad could expand his empire beyond his wildest dreams to him. The choice was clear. He was going into battle against the Ottomans..
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"It's unknown exactly when Vlad began his trademark campaign of impalement but it began on mass around fourteen fifty seven in a truly brilliant and sadistic move. He invited some two hundred boyer's prominent citizens and their wives to the Willeke in court for an Easter celebration as his guests were finishing their elaborate meal. In the Banquet Hall Vlad's men entered and seized each and every one of them the old and infirm were immediately taken beyond the city walls and impaled on large stakes. The young and able bodied were chained together and marched fifty miles until they reached the source of a Large River. When they arrived they were shocked to find brick ovens and kilns fired up and ready for use they were put to work building and hauling bricks to rebuild what once had been a majestic castle. Not only did this. Initiate Vlad the impaler reputation for cruel and unusual punishment it also resulted in an awesome heavily fortified palace for Vlad. In addition to enslaving the boyers he also sees their land and redistributed to the peasants. They had subjugated for centuries he also gave. These now landed peasants governmental and social roles in doing so. He was not only earning their allegiance but creating a loyal civilian army to do his bidding which mainly consisted of killing people who refuse to do the aforementioned bidding vlad the impaler also began assembling. A large official will achey and military unlike previous conflicts where large independent troops of soldiers from neighboring principalities aligned for a specific mission Vlad consolidated the local forces into one unit in doing so. He was not only reinforcing his own. Power as a military commander. He was streamlining what had been a needlessly complicated military system as his army grew more effective. His behavior on the throne grew more mercurial and erratic especially his behavior toward visitors. Even those who came to pledge their loyalty.
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"After nearly a decade of battles shifting allegiances and betrayals Vlad The impaler now around twenty five years of age once again occupied the throne of Willeke and this time he intended to hold onto it. Anyway he could Vlad. The impaler was anointed ruler in fourteen fifty six in the Cathedral of Toronto Vish Day. He adopted the long winded title. Prince Vlad son of Vlad. The great sovereign and ruler of Unger will lay Kia and the Duchy's of the MIS and garage though his title may have been wildly impractical. His first move as ruler was anything but with the help of allies he set out to fortify the area surrounding will leakier to protect it from the strong and confident Ottoman forces. He also initiated official correspondence with every nearby ruler. He believe could serve as a potential ally in a letter to the mayor of a nearby principality. Vlad the impaler wrote a message that would hint at his violent autocratic ideology. He wrote pray. Think that when a man or a prince is powerful and strong at home then he will be able to do as he wills but when he is without power another one more powerful than. He will overwhelm him and do as he wishes for much of his life. Vlad had studied the finer points of politics under foreign rulers so he understood the nuances of effective leadership. He had also witnessed the reign of the most successful ruler of his time. Sultan Murad up close and personal. It's impossible to say how. And why Vlad became so bloodthirsty he saw firsthand the powerful effects of torture which was exceedingly common during this period. Perhaps he was inspired by what he witnessed and his psyche was warped by the betrayal of everyone close to him either way he would use torture and violence to greater effect than anyone who preceded him. Vlad the impaler ascension to the throne hadn't gone unnoticed by Sultan Ahmed the second who was fully aware of lads brilliance and the danger he posed. And since Vlad had never officially renounced his allegiance to the Ottomans. Mehmud the second figured the two of them could form at least a tenuous alliance but made the second had a larger and more powerful army than Vlad did and Vlad knew it to emphasize this fact met the Second. Send a delegation to Willeke. They demanded a yearly financial tribute to the Sultan as well as the right for his army to pass through Laikipia for potential. Raise into Transylvania. This was done with the understanding. That memory would come to. Vlad the impaler assistance. If the situation demanded the alliance went both ways but still it meant that will make. It was technically under the control of the Ottomans. And that meant that. If flat intended to engage in any international campaigns he would need the sultans. Permission Vlad agreed to the terms because he knew it would be politically expedient but he refused to travel to Constantinople the new capital of the Ottoman Empire to pay homage to the sultan in person which men had perceived as a grave insult with the formalities. Out of the way. Vlad got to work shaping Laikipia in his image one in which he and he alone would maintain absolute power.
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"At the time. Though Vlad was focused on defeating Vladislav the second and regaining control of his homeland whom Yati who is now on his deathbed saw potential in Vlad and believed he was ready to assume the throne in Malaysia. In fourteen fifty six he sent Vlad along with a small army to depose their shared enemy only days after Vlad's departure who Nyati passed away. Now Vlad the impaler would attempt to avenge not only the deaths of his father and brother but fulfill his promise to his recent mentor. John Huang Yati Vlad and his men entered the city of tear each day with little to no opposition at the time the vast majority of lettuce loved the second soldiers. Were engaged in a campaign in Belgrade. But Vlad the impaler wasn't content with simply taking back the throne. He needed to honor the vow. He made to himself almost a decade ago and avenge his father's murder. Vlad scoured the city until he located Vladislav the second some accounts state that Vlad the impaler beheaded Vladislav the second with the sword bequeath to him by his father. But it's impossible to know for certain what we do know is that the persisting story is that Vlad the impaler killed his rival with his own two hands fulfilling his vow and earning the revenge. She'd sought his entire adult life now in fourteen fifty six nearly eight years after his brief unsuccessful. Rain Vlad the impaler once again assumed the throne of Laikipia and beheading a rival was merely a preview of the grim and violent future that lay ahead when we return. We'll learn how vlad the impaler came to earn his moniker and the horrifying lengths. He went to in order to intimidate and defeat his enemies. Now back to the story..
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"Back in Malaysia lad drug goals influence was steadily declining. John Huang Yati a brilliant military oriented ruler had risen to power in neighbouring Hungary and started a crusade against the Ottomans. Hoon Yeti sought Vlad Dracula's assistance but he refused to participate. Vlad draco will didn't think who naughty stood even the slightest chance of winning also. He hoped that his refusal would keep him in good favor with the Ottomans and guaranteed the release of his sons growing yachties. Initial campaign against the Ottomans was successful but he attempted a second misguided crusade that resulted in a humiliating defeat after a short stint as a prisoner of war a furious hunyadi returned to Hungary with one goal to get rid of Ladd draco despite his defeat at the hands of the Ottomans who naughty was still immensely popular in Hungary and beyond and as the year fourteen forty seven wound to a close. Who Naughty put his plan into action. He enlisted WLADISLAV THE SECOND. The leader of a rival will lake in clan to organize a revolt against draco lettuce love. The second proved remarkably adept in his new role as a violent pseudo revolutionary and he convinced many will lakey aristocrats to embrace a potential coup while a small group of aristocrats remained loyal to La draco. It was hardly enough to stop. Ladas love the second and John who naughty from carrying out their plans so the two men ironed out the details. Who Naughty would personally lead his troops into the city of targovishte day and execute the coup Who caught wind of the uprising and closed the city gates on what was supposed to be the night of yachties arrival but there were far more revolutionaries within the city walls. Then Vlad antipated according to legend as Vlade Divac who'll watch the revolutionaries close in. He turned to his chancellor and asked him to remit too precious relics to his son. Vlad the impaler the I was a sword given to him by the Holy Roman Emperor. The second was his official. Golden Collar engraved with the order of the Dragon. Insignia moments later. He was captured and decapitated. Though Vlad Drexel's tomb has never been found. It said that several of his loyal followers took his body and buried him in a small wooden chapel a short time later the official court historian in Budapest. Wrote that Vlad Dracula was a righteous and unconquerable man the mightiest and bravest battle valiant beyond belief meanwhile lads chancellor road all the way to the. Ottoman court a perilous five day journey and handed the items over to the Teenage Vlad. The impaler when he learned the news of his father's and brother's deaths lad took an oath right then and there not to rest until he killed gladys love the second himself when we return. We'll learn how vlad put to use the education and training. He received under the Ottomans in his quest to secure the lake again thrown. Hi It's Richard. 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Each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences. It has mystery. It has intrigued. It certainly has my attention. I hope you enjoy it to follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify over ever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story in fourteen. Forty seven Vlad. The impaler learned of the death of his father and older brother at the hands of Vladislav the second and John Hayati but if one good thing came from his father's death it was the fact. That Vlad the impaler was now a free man. His Ottoman Captor Sultan had long been impressed by Vlad's bravery and intellect. He considered Vlad the successor to his father's throne and promised he would be installed as soon as circumstances allowed it. What went without saying was that Murad expected Vlad's undying loyalty in mid October of fourteen. Forty eight John Huang Yati and Vladislav the second now firmly in control of Hungary and while Achey respectively launched another offensive campaign against the Ottomans. Originally the operation was just meant to fortify defenses along the so-called Christians side of the Danube River the river that separated Ottoman and European territory but Hayati and his troops misguidedly crossed into Ottoman territory where they were swiftly defeated and forced to retreat during the retreat. A Serbian ARISTOCRAT MANAGE TO CAPTURE. Who Naughty and briefly take him prisoner with whom in captivity and Vladislav the second and his weakened army licking their wounds in Serbia Vlad. The impaler saw an opportunity to claim the Willeke throne for himself with the support of a small Ottoman. Cavalry Vlad. The impaler road. Into a Lakey and seized power virtually unopposed. But he was smart enough to see that his reign could only last as long as the Hungarians and Vladislav this second where on the retreat furthermore what remained of the ruling class will lay. Kia wasn't eager to see vlad the impaler empower particularly after he ignored a request to meet with them an acquiesced to their demands by early December fourteen forty eight lettuce loved the second was on his way back to allay Kia and when he arrived he easily deposed lab. The impaler. Who's I reign lasted barely over a month with no other. Choice Lad retreated to the Ottoman court to bide his time and planning another coup. He spent a brief period at the Ottoman court before making his way to Moldavia a principality not far from Malaysia. At the time Moldavia was under the reign of Bogdan. The second one of Bogdan the second sisters had been married to Vlad the impaler father so technically. He was the sailor's uncle as a result of this family connection. Vlad the impaler was welcomed with open arms at the Moldavian court and chose to live with his cousin. Stephon Bogdan Son. In the capital city between fourteen forty nine and fourteen fifty one vlad the impaler and Stephan formed a tight bond and swore a loyalty oath to one another in many ways. Stephan became the brother that rod you never was but this relatively happy and peaceful period was cut short when Bogdan the second was assassinated in a coup in the chaos and confusion that followed Vlad the impaler and Stephan were forced to flee to Transylvania at the time. Transylvania lay under the control of John. Huang Yati only a few years before who? Nyati had orchestrated the killing of lab the impaler Father Installing Wladislav the second on the throne in his place but allegiances had shifted and the partnership between Hayati and Wladyslaw. The second was beginning to fray now Vlad. The impaler sought out whom yachties help in defeating their shared enemy and getting rid of lot of. Slob for good. The two formed an unlikely Alliance Hoon. Yati took lab the impaler under his wing offering him. Not only a military title but a Fancy Palace and a distinguished role in the court for the next few years. Vlad the impaler learned and strategized alongside who in Yati and was placed in charge of the defense of Transylvania. This was a tall order. Who Naughty and Wladislav the second had declared embargoes against one another and now. Wladislav was mounting minor attacks on who needs territory to make matters worse. Let us the second had forged an alliance with the new Ottoman Sultan Muhammad. The second the same the second that Vlad had known since childhood met the second had only been in power a few short months but he wasted no time in expanding his empire and asserting his dominance his first move was to launch an elaborate offensive to reclaim the land. Yati had seized from Gladys love. The second no one besides melamed. The second himself expected much to come from his reign but his reputation as a debaucherous non devout Muslim belied an intensely shrewd and militarily brilliant mind. He reveled in the fact that everyone underestimated him and he used that perception to his advantage. Not only proving his critics wrong but accomplishing one of the most significant military conquests in human history the siege of Constantinople.
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"Rod. You the handsome was immensely popular with women in the Ottoman court and his good looks and charm didn't go unnoticed. Sultan Murad Son. Mahameed the second. Who sexually harassed him on a regular basis on one occasion when memory. The second was particularly drunken sexually aggressive. Rod defended him off with his sword injuring them and in the process fearing for his life. Radja spent the entire night hiding in a tree but this was the last occasion that Rodman would reject methods advances. A short time later ran capitulated and began a voluntary sexual relationship with women even though his brother was probably the victim of Stockholm Syndrome. To a degree Vlad. The impaler viewed this as a betrayal. Every single one of his family members had abandoned him. His father had given him up for power. His brother had abandoned him to win. Favor with the Ottomans. Flat on the other hand was largely ignored. When he wasn't being disciplined or beaten. For uncooperative behavior. As the beatings and psychological punishment continued lab began to take a sick pleasure in his treatment and became fluent in the most effective methods. He was so intelligent and manipulative that he was also able to trick his detainers into educating him on techniques of physical and mental torture. And while Vlad was gifted in a multitude of subjects this quickly became his true.
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"Lodden. Rodriguez education preceded much as it had in Malaysia. They learned from the finest teachers. And we're surrounded by other children of privilege including the Salton son method. The second the main reason the Ottomans treated their so-called prisoners with respect and dignity was to cultivate alliances. Many of these prisoners once freed would go on to occupy positions of power and the Ottomans counted on them remaining loyal. And although the Ottoman court might not have seemed much different than lay Kia. The brothers responded to the new environment. In completely different ways rod thrived in his new environment. While Vlad the impaler became moody and defiant as a result he was constantly scolded and disciplined. Not only was vlad himself disciplined harshly. He bore witness to the torture and the execution of hundreds of the sultans enemies which almost certainly contributed to Vlad's fascination with violence and torture Vlad also grew to resent his much more charming and well liked brother that resentment only increased as rodney blossomed into a remarkably good looking and popular youth so attractive that he came to be dubbed Rod. Oh the handsome. Unfortunately puberty wasn't as kind of led the impaler who remained diminutive gaunt an ugly.
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"In fourteen forty. Two Blackwell was ousted by Hungarian affiliated. Rivals the rivals. Then Install Dracula's oldest son Miuccia as the new ruler of Oil Laikipia seeking to form an alliance against the Hungarians drop-goal fled to the east and tried to enlist the support of his other enemy. The Ottoman Sultan Murad. The Sultan agreed to help but his support came at a very steep price. In exchange. For Vlad Drexel's future loyalty. He demanded that DRAC will leave his two sons with Murad at the Ottoman court in Gallipoli in Modern Day Turkey essentially as his prisoners. Drac who'll had to choose between his power and his family. He chose power with his young sons. As collateral DRACO and the sultan combined forces and invaded Laikipia to reclaim the throne after a quick and decisive battle will laikipia once again belonged to La Draco. But his son. Vlad the impaler still belonged to the Ottomans though they were technically captives in the Ottoman court. The experience more closely resembled an elite boarding school than a prison.
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"Vlad was born in Malaysia. A historic region of present day Romania between fourteen. Twenty eight and fourteen. Thirty one at the time. His father vaudreuil ruled the entire region. Vlad's father had recently been inducted into a brotherhood of nights known as the order of the dragon after his induction he was given the surname draco which translated to dragon his son then became known as of Ladd Dracula. Meaning Vlad Son of the Dragon. The purpose of the order of the dragon was to defend the faith of Christianity and Christian territories mostly from the Marauding Ottomans. Who at the time were the most powerful and fearsome empire on Earth Lekeitio was located directly between Western Europe and the Eastern Empire? Making it one of the most strategically valuable areas in Europe. As a result it was constantly under attack especially by the Ottomans during the fifteenth century nearly every country territory or kingdom from Britain to China was constantly at war. Part of the reason was that almost every ruler shared the same delusions of grandeur religious ideological differences. Aside many felt either compelled or entitled to Expand Their Kingdoms and sees as much power as possible. This included lad DRACO. Who's I reign began in fourteen thirty six? The early years of his rule were relatively stable during this time. Vlad the impaler and his younger brother Rod do were educated by the most elite scholars available in subjects ranging from mathematics to foreign language to combat even as a young boy vlad. The impaler demonstrated a keen and perceptive intellect but his idyllic childhood soon came to a swift and abrupt end.