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A highlight from DAIM - The Investment Advisor Dedicated to Crypto
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Hey team, we have a new sponsor here at the Crypto Conversation, BitGet, one of the world's leading copy trading cryptocurrency exchanges, yes indeed. What happens if you've got the funds to invest but you don't have the time to keep track of the market? You still want to make smart money moves? What do you do? Well, copy trading is a popular choice for beginner traders. You can shorten your learning curve by uncovering tips and strategies from more experienced traders. BitGet's copy trading platform has over 80 ,000 elite traders to choose from and 380 ,000 followers just like yourself who are already using the BitGet copy trading platform as a potential passive income stream. All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself, thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guest today is Brian Courchene. Brian is the founder of the Newport Beach based DAIM. I believe it's one of the first US registered investment advisors dedicated to crypto. I will learn more about this today. Welcome to the show, Brian. Hey, thanks for having me, Andy. Glad to be here. Glad to have you here, Brian. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show. Big, good if you could please introduce yourself, I really love to hear a little bit about your personal and professional backstory and the lead up to founding DAIM. Yeah, yeah. So we're here in the United States in California, specifically in Newport Beach. And where I come from in the background is I got my start on Wall Street, actually on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. I got with a guy and started writing paper tickets and backing up their floor traders. And then I went on to be a trader in the pit there on the options side. So I was there for 13 months. And then from there, I worked at different broker dealers in New York City, specifically as a vol sales specialist. And that was great. And in 2014, I came across Bitcoin on my own research. October, I made an allocation to it. It was the first one. And from then on, I was kind of the go -to guy. Maybe nobody had a position on the floor, nobody had a position in the building. And I was a guy that people came to when they had questions about the space and this grew and grew and grew. And then in 2017, in the early part of the year, pre -ICO run -up, I had realized that there was a need for a properly licensed advisor and asset manager in the space. Everything that was out there was self -directed. Coinbase, for example, you go on Coinbase, it's all up to you to move your own money, decide what to buy, when and how, and people just needed a human help to this. And so what I realized was that there was also a larger allocation that people wanted to make to the space and they wanted to do it with someone that maybe had some kind of licensing that they could fall back on or recourse. And so I left the firm that I was working at in New York City and moved here to Newport Beach to start building this business to be the first of its kind licensed registered investment advisor in the United States to advise and manage assets for individuals. And so as fast track as that sounded, as simple as it was, it was a bit more of a challenge than that at the time when we were dealing with the regulators and getting the business approved, it took us into 2018 and for people who know prices, the price of Bitcoin had come off from the all -time highs in 2017. January 1st, it was $13 ,500. And then by the time we got into May, it was sub $10 ,000. And so the regulators kicked back a little bit saying they didn't want to license the first of its kind advisor in the space. That was kind of defeating because I'd spent quite a bit of money in my own Bitcoin to build this and get it going. But I didn't stop there. And I basically made a case with them saying, look, you got to approve this business. There's nothing like it out there that can actually help people. And I'm probably the most qualified thing you can get right now. I had the Series 4, which is an options principle. I had the Series 24, which is a compliance officer. I had owned Bitcoin again since 2014. I had the Series 65 and I said, people need help in this space. And we ended up getting the license. It was actually the next day after that phone call. May 31st, 2018. And since then now, yeah, we advise and manage crypto positions for individuals in the United States and corporations. Yeah, fantastic. So DAIM, of course, just stands for Digital Asset Investment Management. You say then that you are helping individuals with their crypto positions and allocations and maybe even their decision making. Just talk us through a little bit more about what that means, Brian. Who are the kind of different target markets or customer segments that your firm services? Yeah, so a typical client for us is generally a business owner in the United States, quite busy with what he's got going on, but wants to have an allocation to the space. Generally, something much larger than a few thousand bucks or 10 grand that somebody would on typical a exchange, Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, they want to make a larger allocation, maybe something in the hundreds of thousands or even millions to the space. And so they get with us. Things look very familiar from kind of an onboarding standpoint to what their traditional investment advisor might look like. And then we have the license check where they can look us up on the SEC's website. And then we take them through a new client profile where we get to learn a little bit about and them we can then go with them about, okay, this is the allocation we think you should make. Maybe sometimes we've got to walk them back from being too big. And then this is the portfolio we want to put you in. And then from there, it leads to usually a transfer of some sorts from like a traditional investment management firm, Schwab, Fidelity, stuff like that. So we handle the transfer, the funds land, and then we put in place our model portfolio, which is our best thesis on the space. And then we manage their assets according to that. And we actually run that across all of our discretionary clients. So our clients, not only do they get an advisor and a manager sitting on top with a license, but also a portfolio that gets professionally managed, kind of like a fund. The difference is that we run a flat fee and we don't add the performance fee on top of it. And so from there, once they're onboarded and invested, they get 24 seven view access into the account. They get regular statements. If it's a taxable account here in the United States, we work on things like tax loss harvesting. Should that be needed? 10 99 beneficiaries. And then we go into the tax advantage accounts. So we can do things like IRAs, traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, Roth 401ks. And then we even do a corporate 401k where a business can put in place a plan for their employees that gives them the ability to have up to 10 % in pure Bitcoin alongside traditional mutual funds. And this is something actually we're really excited about coming out of like a pilot program. And it's something we want to expand into market. Yeah, I mean, but to jump into their first thing, Brian, I guess, yeah, the idea of having a even a small allocation into people's 401k funds would be obviously a good thing for Bitcoin and presumably a good thing for individuals that do have Bitcoin in their 401ks if over time Bitcoin does appreciate. But do you see, is there a demand for this and you can see this growing over time? Yeah, so the 401k market is quite large. The addressable market is just massive and there's just nothing servicing really alternative investments. And that's where Bitcoin comes into being kind of like a liquid easier alternative investment instead of something like real estate or VC funds. And so when we put the plan out and we went and looked for pilots for this, we thought that it was going to come from mostly crypto native companies or tech startups. But what we found was quite different. We found that interest came from traditional businesses, law firms, construction companies. And when we put the plan in place, when you look at like who wants to participate and who elects for Bitcoin and how much, you actually see it's kind of the crowd that's over 40 and professional and people that you wouldn't think would be so technology native, but it's people that kind of understand like you got to take a little bit of risk and Bitcoin's been around for a while and why not go for that? Because it actually does improve the Sharpe ratio of these portfolios. And so, yeah, it's been surprising to us, which is actually a good thing, because eventually the people that are in the younger generations that are in tech startup or crypto events will get older. They'll have more money in their 401Ks and eventually they'll have the option when they're ready to participate in this. Yeah, very well said. So you said also, Brian, that you almost manage like kind of like a fund, which is DAIM's, I guess, crypto portfolio thesis. Right. So that's correct. I wonder how much of that you're prepared to talk about in terms of, I guess, what that portfolio fund breakdown in terms of crypto assets would look like. And it's notoriously hard, obviously, to beat Bitcoin just with a buy and hold strategy over a kind of long time zone. What's your approach to trying to, I guess, beat the market on behalf of your clients? Yeah, I can talk about this quite a bit. So on the structure side of it, it's set up as SMA here in the United States. Separately managed accounts. So all of our clients actually have their own accounts and the assets are not co -mingled, but we do manage them with an overlay. And that way we can get the trades done and rebalancing as needed. And the great thing about that is it gets back to us being liquid at any time, unlike having a lockup period with a fund. And so when we have that structure, then we move into being able to manage these assets quite easily and then offer our clients the liquidity that's needed. And then as the thesis, when I first started the business and we were running our model portfolio back in 2018, it was Bitcoin only. And we looked at the space as we want to have low turnover. We don't want to incur a lot of trading fees. We don't want to incur a lot of taxes in these accounts, but we also understand that being long crypto in itself is the best way to get multiples on your return. And then when you go to allocate away from Bitcoin and go to seek alpha, you got to see if you're going to have a strategic outperformance. And then what seems easy to say now, in the beginning of 2020, we had done our research on Ethereum and the upgrades that were to come, and we decided to make a 20 % allocation to Ethereum at that time from the book, which worked out really well for us. And it got to a point to where we've allocated away and Bitcoin shrunk to be a little less 60 % of our portfolio. And then we allow these assets to take course. We look at everything from a fundamental standpoint. When we do use technicals, it's really on just deploying and pulling out of positions. And so at the position we're at now, I should back up. Last year, we had closed out a majority of the Ethereum position into the upgrade and went into cash for a while, which helped us through a bit of the downturn last year and gave us capital to start redeploying at the beginning of this year. And so in our search for alpha, we haven't quite found what we like outside of Bitcoin and Ethereum. So we redeployed into Bitcoin, balanced the book 90 % Bitcoin, 10 % ETH. And now we're looking to make some strategic allocations away from both of those as we see us kind of being in the trough zone here, coming out of the bear market and entering a bull market. Yeah, fascinating. And it's interesting, Brian, that you say it's very difficult to find compelling crypto asset allocations outside of Bitcoin and Ethereum. And I suppose being so heavily overweight Bitcoin at the moment looking forward, I suppose that is probably due to the two big catalysts, two big narratives that are around Bitcoin at the moment. I'm talking, of course, of the fourth Bitcoin halving coming around March, April next year. And of course, the BlackRock's Spot Bitcoin application. So yeah, I'd love to understand just how you think about those two data points and perhaps their potential to make Bitcoin interesting again. Yeah. And there's something to touch on, too. What you started off with is looking at all the other investments outside of Bitcoin and Ethereum. And so I'll hop into that in the second half of this answer. But when it comes to the halving and the BlackRock ETF, the halving is an event that's always on the radar. And that has tend to seem price appreciation somewhat after the event. And this stuff has become well known. But what really changed was seeing BlackRock come into the space. And that was further affirmation to us that we are entering a bull market. And there are some very big players that think that there's going to be severe demand and drastic price increases in the space. And so that's another data set to us that says, okay, we don't want to be in cash anymore. We do need to be invested even though we cannot find something at the moment outside of Bitcoin and ETH. We at least want to participate in the market and be in Bitcoin because the narrative can change very quickly in this space. And so it comes to things like this, too. If you look at like key figureheads in the space and their price predictions, you got Arthur Hayes at $70 ,000. Guy Kiyosaki at $100 ,000. You've got Novogratz at $500 ,000. Kathy Woods is at $1 million. I think she might have revised her to like $1 .3 million, but the end of 2023. And so that narrative, micro strategy, acquiring more, there's just little things on the back end. And then you could see something drastic happening. And you got to be ready for that. In the next month, there could be some sort of approval for one of the Bitcoin ETFs. If that doesn't happen in January, there's actually talk that maybe multiple Bitcoin spot ETFs in the United States could get approved all at once. You have things that maybe Gary Gensler gets recalled. Like these events could happen. What we think is that the bad events have already happened. We went through that last year. We went with that with Luna. We had FTX and we had Celsius. The bad actors have been weeded out. And so any kind of regulatory stuff that comes in, we think won't have that drastic of an impact. We saw XRP do well in its case. And we think that the setup for new news and better news is on the horizon. And then you look at the liquidity on it. It's something that can vacuum very quickly to the upside. And then all that takes is the news agencies to just flip and go from doom and gloom to price appreciation. And it will show in Google and it will start to result in prices. So, yeah, that's our thoughts. And those are two big catalysts. I'd say more so the Bitcoin ETF over the halving at this point. Yeah, very well said. And yeah, you're exactly right. I mean, Bitcoin is, it doesn't seem like it now because Bitcoin really has been kind of trading in the range that it's in at the moment, just somewhere between $26 ,000 and $30 ,000, shall we say, for well, for months, really. And so it does feel like, you can call it what you want, the sort of extended bear market, the accumulation zone of the next bull market. But it is very... There's also, there's two known sellers in the market almost at a regular basis. The US government's still selling Bitcoin. And you have FTX that's starting to unload some of their Bitcoin. And so you're getting matched up with, you know, that's why you see this almost sideways slide, you know, and it's disconnect and lack of correlation is because you got these two just unloading and acquiring and just trimming. And then any news could just set this off. But the other thing is that it's possible that our government stops selling at the end of this year and takes a break. They could continue, but if they take a break, well, there's one less seller in the market. And then who knows, maybe what needs to be done in this tranche for FTX also completes as they're projected to. And then now you're relieving sell pressure. You get a Bitcoin approval in Q1 and this thing turns into a vacuum to the upside. Do you, I mean, I wonder what it's like, Brian, to be in your position, like perhaps for, I'm sure you have clients who came in perhaps during the bull market of 2021. And, you know, it's hard for people who experience their first crypto bear market. And, you know, as much as the velocity is intense on the upside, it's also pretty disquieting on the downside. What do you say to people who have sort of started with you in the good times, but now you've got to manage not only their assets through the bear market, but I suppose, you know, their expectations and emotions as well. Yeah, great question, Andy. And it brings me back to the second half of last year and just the many conversations we had with a lot of our clients and, you know, talking about the space and reassuring about our business partners and how well they're here and how good standing they're in and us. And when we onboard clients from the beginning five years ago, even through the bull market in 2021, we go over downside slides with them and we talk about, you know, bad scenarios. You know, hey, you know, how do you feel if this is going to be down 80%, right? And we have those conversations early on when there's no money at play and there's no emotions. And we make that plan and you tend to find that most people can handle it. There could be a few that say, you know, I want to exit and close out. But, you know, now that you have that conversation and it's kind of like out of the way, you can reflect back to, hey, this is the plan we put in place and this is what we're going to do. And for some of those, you know, we can do, if they're a brokerage account, I mentioned earlier, we can do tax loss harvesting. So that's a way to, you know, take these losses and offset it, you know, against future tax payments. And there's an advantage to that. And now when they stay in the game, they allow us to tax loss harvest and prices come back, you get to see some of these get back into the green and they just had a nice, you know, discount to what they're going to be paying in future taxes. And so we try to find things like that. Other things that we do too is, you know, for IRAs, we do stuff unique. We're able to stake in those. In our model portfolios performance, we've actually outperformed Bitcoin by about 30 % by strategically allocating away and pulling back. So that helps as well too, adding units to the account. And we look at this space and can say like, hey, you know, in a year where asset prices came off drastically, we had some cash because we sold earlier. So we're waiting to deploy that. We can tax loss harvest what was down and around. And we're keeping up regular communications with you guys. You know, we're tapping the street to get, you know, insight and affirmation that everybody's in good standing. And that's what really comes to good customer services, just trying to be in front of everybody and open for human communication. Because that's something that most of the businesses in the space really self -directed. I mean, there's no one to talk to in DeFi, right? You can't call any of the businesses. And even in the typical exchanges, it can be hard to have a human to talk to. And that's where we pride ourselves in being available for our clients alongside running the model portfolio. Fantastic. And talk to us, Brian, in terms of I guess the success of DAIM, your business. I'd love to understand any sort of metrics that you watch in terms of the growth in your user base, your clients, your assets under management. I assume things are ticking along and growing over time. Yeah, so when we started the business in 2018, we started off with zero clients. That's the way the regulators wanted to do it. No assets under management. And then a few regulatory audits in 2019, because they liked that we put crypto advisor and manager on there. So that slowed some growth. But then coming into the back half of 2020, we definitely caught a groove. We were able to develop some narrative and marketing in the confines of still Facebook and stuff, not allowing to have crypto advertising, but through our word of mouth and in our network and hand -to -hand discussions. And so we grew the business to over 200 accounts. And really when we look back and we analyze the business today and we look at the AUM and how it fluctuated and the number of clients, I think a lot of companies will see a drastic drawdown in AUM and they will also see a drastic drawdown in number of accounts. Now their accounts might still have a dollar value, but I mean, meaningful accounts, anything over 10 grand. Whereas we'll see that we've trimmed flat through the back half of 2021 and now are slowly increasing. And I think the temperature changed. It felt like right around March that individuals were open to getting back in the space, kind of that really bad hangover from November was behind them. And so I think things are going to get even more favorable for us.
'Guardians Vol. 3' and 'Super Mario Bros.' top box office again
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ opens to $114 million
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Vols bring Duke 'into the mud,' move to Sweet 16
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Gholston's 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Missouri over Tennessee
"Missouri pulled out an 86 85 win at number 5 Tennessee on Deandre goldston's three pointer at the buzzer. The team kind of looked at me and kind of said, just makes that happen. Took an inbound pass and dribbled up the court before firing from 30 feet out, giving him 18 points. Kobe Brown scored a team high 21 points for the tigers, who wasted a 17 point lead before improving to 7 and 5 in the SEC. Sean east chipped in 17 points in Des Moines Hodge added 14 from Missouri. Tyree key nailed 5 three pointers and scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half for the vols. I'm Dave ferry.
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The Worst of Bitcoin Mining in 2022
"We're starting appropriately with a piece called the worst of Bitcoin mining in 2022, which was written by Zach vol and published on the compass mining blog. Zack writes, even the most casual observer knows that crypto had a bad year. The reason for the industry's tumult could fill an entire article of their own. But the Bitcoin mining sector had a particularly rough year, and this article is dedicated to cataloging all of the bad things that miners suffered. From bankruptcies and resignations to de listings and lawsuits, Bitcoin miners saw it all. So here's a recap of the worst events from Bitcoin mining in 2022. Bankruptcies. Bitcoin mining companies that filed for bankruptcy or were significantly affected by counterparties filing for bankruptcy was a common theme in 2022. Compute north filed for bankruptcy in September 22. According to filings, the company owed as much as $500 million to at least 200 creditors. In February 7 months before bankruptcy, the company raised $385 million. Core scientific, the largest publicly traded Bitcoin mining company, also filed for bankruptcy a few days before Christmas. The company warned a potential bankruptcy in October 2022 as its stock price plummeted. Core plans to continue mining through its bankruptcy proceedings. Celsius, a prominent crypto lending platform also saw its sizable mining unit go bankrupt just months after the team announced its plans to go public. Celsius told bankruptcy court that continuing to mine was key to its restructuring plans. But the mining unit burned $40 million during the first two weeks of bankruptcy. BlockFi was another prominent crypto lending service that maintained a sizable mining unit and has filed for bankruptcy. To date, no reports have indicated that BlockFi is mining assets which are hosted by blockstream have been interrupted or taken offline. Marathon is another high profile publicly traded Bitcoin mining company, but they have not filed for bankruptcy. They're on this list because of their exposure to bankrupt firms, however, to illustrate the mild contagion of mining bankruptcies.
"vols" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of those people say they thought they were entitled to vote with us to talk about this is Neil vols, he is the deputy director of the Florida rights restoration coalition. Neil, this all stems from a 2018 ballot initiative that your group sponsored. Tell us what that ballot initiative did. Yeah, well, Greg Kimberly won. Thanks for having us on and shining the light on this important issue. In 2018, the voters of Florida passed amendment four, which restored the voting eligibility for nearly 1.4 million people with past felony convictions at folks like myself and others in our movement who had passed so many convictions and who up until that point had to deal with a lifetime voting ban in the state of Florida. So this was a little bit of history here because this is kind of like a Dickens novel, right? The best of times, the worst of times. On one hand, we saw the largest expansion of democracy in our country and a generation, but we also saw the implementation of that amendment end up requiring people to pay certain financial obligations before they are in fact eligible to vote, which means that there are hundreds of thousands of people with past convictions who are still not yet able to vote in the state of Florida. That's right. Yeah, that was one of the questions that I had was, you know, there is this requirement that felons have to pay off all fines and fees before being able to vote. What effect does that have with restoring voting rights? Is there any kind of evidence that most people have been able to get their voting rights back or is this being a really block for that? Well, one, as far as our organization and this movement, I mean, we just get up every day. I was going to put our work boots on and just keep moving forward. And I know according to the vote of files last month voter file, there are about 216,000 people with past convictions who are currently registered in the state of Florida. And that's a lot of people, a lot of families, a lot of voices being heard, but we know there's still a long way to go, especially when you consider that there are hundreds of thousands of people who continue to not be eligible because they owe financial obligations. What do you see are the impacts of these arrests if we see that the fines and the implementing legislation is kind of holding up the ability of people to regain their right to vote? Is this going to have any effect on that as well? Yeah, I mean, to be honest with you, there's such a human element to this and there's not a better advocate for democracy in my opinion than somebody who lost the right to vote and got it back. So we know that there's a deeper conversation going on here about how we see each other and the roles in society. But on a very tangible level, it also just shines a light on an issue that we've been talking about for the last four years since the passage of amendment four everywhere we go publicly in private meetings we've been saying the same thing that the process is broken that what we need is a statewide database that would allow people to become eligible for an understand, but they're eligible from the government on the front end because everybody who's being impacted by this latest move by the governor and this police course actually is in a spot in which we should not be. We know that when someone registers to vote if the responsibility of the state to determine an individual's eligibility, prior to issuing a voter identification card. So we are talking about people who got identification card voter ID cards from the government and therefore had gone through the front end of the process to then spend time and taxpayer dollars investigating and law enforcement's time and now arresting people who had been given voter ID cards on the front and years ago just seems like we're not doing it right because at the end of the day the best way to fight crime is to stop it from happening in the first place. Tell us a little more about what you're reading and hearing about the people
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Episode 32: Top Five LPs From 2001 ...John's #4
"Years old. it's survivor from destiny's child and i will tell you why because i'm glad you asked. This album has some of the rock to that. Maybe you wouldn't expect me to be as a rock guitarist to be. You know jumping towards this particular album but the title track survivor. Which you've heard on the radio. A lot is a great fine crafted pop song with beyond say and and the team there providing that three part vocal delivery they do so well there was a it was a michael jackson tribute tv show. That came out in two thousand one when destiny's child was kind of a relatively new act and they did a live version of boot delicious. Which with real guitars at three guitar players and drummer and you know porn section. And they of course the beginning of that song has that stevie nicks edge of seventeen a guitar part that they lifted but they played it so raw. Live and i remember watching beyond say looking at michael jackson taunting in nevada to boot. Alicia vol bang right adam. And he's kind of taken aback. Oh beyond say it but it was. It was powerful. And all i can say is. I didn't have the album until i saw that particular cut of that special with destiny's child doing booty leashes and i thought this song pretty rock. It's it's a rock and song. Yes it's a dance song assets movement or whatever you want to say but there's a rock sensibility to it. That made me love the band and of course gone onto become a huge beyond say fan she just an amazing artist in totality. But this shows her some of her rock and best and if you followed her career at all you've seen like when she's done live shows vegas residencies whatever. She has a full band four guitars full. Everything and generally they're mostly female. She hires musicians to back her up on tour. So there's just too much not to like about this record survivor from destiny's child my number full
"vols" Discussed on Bitches on Comics
"Come on god's like what are you doing. Why are you sitting this out. And that's actually loki working for malachi and for your time and his father lovey. Or than is he you know. He's a double agent. Who are weight. Is he a triple agent. Like no one knows as logie but worth or is volts dog and volts. Dog you'll remember is a very large man with a big red beard. Who loves to eat. I love those dog and dog is on alter high. I can't remember it's where the other elves live and there's a war there's like an incursion happening where like the fire people whose names. I can't even remember common. They're like burning up everyone and so he's very large person so he has like seven children. He's holding and he's like i'm gonna get you out of here kids and they're crying and they're like also helped me help me help me and i think that's like a really recurring theme. All this run is people asking for help. And whether or not they are met with help from these gods. I think that's really interesting reckoning for you know so often i think we're like really if there was an all powerful person you're telling me they wouldn't have intervened in any of these horrific points in human history and this is like a reckoning with that so vostok's holding the children and a firebomb has dropped on him volts. Dog is me if i'm wrong here. Sarah actually not from as asgard is like a person kind of like hogan some of the other folks who comes to aznar to hang out with the war and be a god but is actually fire goblin so fire can't burn. Vols dog does what i understand. Yeah okay good but you know who can burn is little baby elves and so he is holding them as they're like burned it is awful and he has a mental break. I mean i don't know how you could not right like. He promised them he was going to get them out. Has this mental break and in that time when his soul is just anguish a new mule near one that i hadn't seen before appears to him. This milner is from. It was created in the final death. Throes of dying universe so it's an alternate universe of ours that dies and all of the energy goes into this hammer but it's a rage hammer so where mule near might bring out. What makes you worthy where storm breaker might bring out. You know your ability to be pissed. This one corrupts you as you use it and so worth or is it just out for retribution. Though he gets it he then can't see that he's become exactly the people who killed the children. So he's like on a believe falter again and he is just like destroying people and jane shows up and she's like don't hurt the children and he's like they're not children there elves and their this kind of else it's bad because malachi is one of them and she's like no their children they're just children. What are you doing so then. She has mighty warm and thor as unworthy or have to fight war. Thor but war or is like stronger than them..
"vols" Discussed on And That's Why We Drink
"Don't move living three birthday episode. We'll have this argument on the birthday of storied over three. This is caroline. Sorry okay from what is my turn. Okay sorry you're right. Let me sorry. Try what is wrong with me. I don't know man all right This is from caroline. It's called the time my parents took it in my uncle as the unabomber watts. Okay caroline says. Hey cool cats kittens puppies and the new edition of a new durable parasites aka a baby. Yeah a lot of yuki s. Jimmy congrats on the fetus. Can you stop saying in the world's creepiest way ever thank you. My personal favorite is held in your billion. That's very good. That's very you goes. I think the first time the next day. After i found out i texted you about that. And then you didn't respond to it at all. So i took it as. Oh you didn't like it. So i won't do it again but in my head i still call your little halley. I like all of a sudden your reaction is. You don't like this. I guess. I'll stop as if that has ever stopped any of us in the past miss about a baby though so i respect. I don't remember. I don't know why i didn't respond. Probably because you'd blocked we again on something. So caroline says let's crack into the noodles all the way to the top story into the gushy stuff later. I love i love that. Saving the cushy stuff for thank you. My uncle has a genius level. I q has multiple doctorates and the kind of detached. That is creepy. As hell. in fact he left his family by gathering them in the living room one morning announcing he no longer wanted to be a husband and father and promptly moving to the trailer in their driveway and pretending none of them existed. Why were you go further than the yard. While my god so when they released the profile sketch of the uni bomber which looked too much like be for comfort. My parents were freaked. They were just about to call the fbi to report. Be as a possible suspect. When ted was caught breathing which remember when i was telling that story and his own brother was like i really hope. This is a false alarm. You don't even think about all the people who for them. It was a false alarm and they imagine finding out that. Like your brother or somebody was like. Oh i i was like had the fbi on speed dial. I thought sr that's a late three am conversation bonded again years later. Oh yikes okay Breathing a sigh of relief. They were later discussing the incident with be. I mean catching a bomber is big news and be also lived in montana. It'll add to it as well. When be revealed that he knew. Ted holy shit so they didn't even know he knew Okay well this boy moment. He was the friend of a friend. They'd had coffee a few times neat. That's okay. I still wait for the day. I hear that be is caught as an actual serial killer but so far no news. But i will one thousand percent not be surprised. If we're when it happens. I will also right in that story asap. Thank you lovely humans for all you do. You have helped me through the pandemic and much more and even turn around easing better help. After many failed attempts to find the right fit for that just gave me logos cam to..
Capcom Announces Impressive Resident Evil Village Numbers
"Capcom. Today announced that news evil village for places she five to she xbox series x as xbox one pc shipped over three million units worldwide. Cumulative shipments of the game in this series now exceed one hundred million units since the first title debuted in one thousand nine hundred six representing the eighth main entry in the series the new resonable villages the sequel the resin evil seven biohazard. Which has gone on to ship a cumulative eight point five million units as of december thirty first twenty twenty years a higher degree of action and even more expansive highly engaging gameplay if that wasn't enough governor christopher drilling over gamesindustrybiz rights resume village has comfortably taken the number one spot in this week. Uk box charts according to the k. Entertainment the horror game is the second biggest box launch of the year behind super mario three d world plus bows fury forty. Nine percent of its sales were on. Ps five thirty one on ps four in twenty percent on xbox. It's the third big five game launch since behind since behind spider. Man miles morales in assassin's creed vol which were released in november last year. It's the second biggest one for boxed xbox series game two behind call black ops cold war it was already number three on the all time xbox series behind call of duty immortals phoenix rising however is not got it has got close to the sales of previous resonable games. Sales are down twenty over twenty five percent compared to the launch resin evil remake and almost forty percent down compared to two thousand seventeen resonable. Seven did sell better than last year's razzie will remake with launched zales seventy six percent higher. Of course this is just physical sales in digital has accelerated significantly over the past eighteen months. Considering the game's popularity steam. It is likely the game has achieved strong results. once the digital data comes in this week. Congratulations tourism
NACC Houston to open as shelter for unaccompanied migrant children
"Immigration reporter. Elizabeth troll vol is watching developments as a new shelter from my current children opens here in houston the new temporary shelter in houston on a national association of christian churches site and is expected to take in five hundred miners to start catholic charities. Contractors and other federal workers will provide food and medical care and connect the young migrants with their family in the united states. The houston facility is one of nine temporary sites opening up texas. That's intended to help process the large number of kids arriving. Border officials are finding hundreds of kids and teens each day. Which makes it hard to clear out. Overcrowded border patrol facilities where migrants are first processed. Eighteen thousand of these miners. Who arrived at the border alone are currently in federal custody.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"I'm not mistaken. And so yes i mean. It is true that kelly marie tran had never seen any of any star wars anything before. She acted the movie but she was also on record before the movie came out of saying she went to ryan johnson. Funky ryan if you listen and asked him you know. I've never seen the new star wars. Should i before. I act in this role. He said no. It'd be fine. So i don't blame her at all. I mean. I don't think she's a good actress or anything and i don't like her character but she did not deserve to be settled over a role that she played. Imagine if you let went to work and like you just did a shitty job at at your job one day and then you got on facebook and like ten million people were pissed off at you about it like you should quit. Upc like my packages. I had to go to do it. I just i hate that kind of thing and it makes it gives people who are very passionate fans bad name and makes it kind of like the general public will love everyone in that is yeah. Yeah well yeah in. India is a fucking sucks. We also patterson guys check the white house. That's the greed creepy as weird movie. Watch that all writing. Both only this one is one more. So you got to No iron man three Don't yes. I didn't put our manfried down. You didn't he did ask. I'll say that man three is atrocious. And ever since the word. Like i am not a superhero. Massive like you two are like i do. Enjoy them but nowhere near is much is the way you guys do. And when i can sit in the theater. And i'm just like so. Who's the villain actor is an actor planet actor playing bad got. This doesn't make sense. Why are there a million fucking arguments suits. Why they all made a paper mcshea. What are they made of legos. Like i i'm just like i couldn't wrap my head. The main thing was the villain like that was the big thing for me. The mandarin was like okay. This is an interesting character. He's a terrorist. I get this and then all of a sudden. I'm just an actor what's going on buddy. Yeah no think about it like this. Imagine if you're watching Again reference batman. Most people are familiar with the batman. And the joker dynamic people dead batman joker.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"Make these last ones a good one sure because we have complete control over that fan hate on actors instead of the writers will. This was deadly do Yeah home burn. The this is a great one so this is true and You know what. I'll give a pretty Divisive move on this one Just based off of what i've seen. I don't think the daisy released that bad. I can't get on board that. I think it's terribly yes. They would something that she's been in. Besides star wars that people flocked to and loved. You'll never be able to do it for the rest of and that's the problem that i've only ever seen hurry in star wars. I don't have any other thing goes to judge. New movie that just came has apparently also is trash. That's what i've heard. Yeah i hear. They've had a lot in charted. It's this real movie about like people can read each other's minds and be a great character actress. But i've never seen her play once aren't so one of my examples and yakking. Chastise me for this. Whatever a is a robert pattinson like I've seen him in too many good movies since twilight. Okay okay okay. So i actually still have no issues with the twilight movies that i've actually seen them all and how we still recording. Yes i had no issues with the twilight movies. I don't care what you think of me for that. But at the same time he did get a lot of shit for it like like everybody in that movie did like period but at the same time Like that man is an amazing actor like everything else since then has been amazing pretty much and then i'm actually super fucking excited for the new batman movie like i think he's going to do a great job at that and the trailer that i've seen is fucking amazing real so like that's just one example one of the examples that you said daisy really. I don't think she was horrible. I just think it was bad writing as we've talked about all of the sequels tonight. I think the patents eight and i've taken aback. I think i think twilight. I don't know that the movies are necessarily bad but they made those movies because the books were so popular and the books are definitely bad. Like if you go and take one of those like writing style things and you like a story and it tells you that you're writing style most like stephanie. Meyer okay there. We have computers. That can write better than her now. Literally so And we have since the eighties. But that's neither here nor there. I i agree. Pattinson tenant alone is is enough to to get rid of any ill will. You may have towards him. Even even even if you don't like senator degree as a reference. But i think the killing me retrained thing is pretty awful myself and i know i just bash last for like twenty minutes and i've yeah we were talking about this last night. Alert mean she got so much hate. I didn't like that. And i really hated that because number one. It's wrong for one. Because a lot of that stuff got really toxic racist and sexist stuff that was thrown in there and it distracted from the real lit legitimate issues with the movie and then it painted people that hated the film as this toxic fan. Dogs xactly and you guys actually the whole episode about toxic fan..
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"Say after the first season. I a first two seasons because they were like a retread of the movies although i would argue that the first season is infinitely better than battle the gods the second season. Oddly enough i kind of take the show or the movie like. I'm lacking both to be so indecisive about that and just be like But then like all the seasons after that especially the future trump's season some of the best dragon ball content that exists period anywhere in the tournament of power that i had super low expectations for didn't even think it'd be great. I was an amazing amazing amazing. And then it's been three years now. Yeah three years. Since we've got an episode we got the broglie movie which became the highest grossing animated movie of all time globally and yet still. There's not been a single other episode. They literally are just burning money in a barrel to keep more. I have no idea. I was wondering the same thing actually i don't know what the holdup is because you literally leaving money on the table. Maybe that's the big difference between like japan in america because america would've would've ruined it by now seven so i i don't know it is frustrating. But it's like whatever they come with now has got to be heat. I mean if it was america they actually never stop making the in the first place they would have made. Gt and then when everyone hated it they would have just kept making everything. Exactly exactly junior would have used the dragon balls to rick the universe to go back to. Yeah it would have been some dumb shit so i'm ashamed to say this. I have still yet to watch any of super so good. I know. I know. I know but i just like i was such a dragon. Ball z fan. Like i watched every bit of it. But like i just never got into the super i just i guess it's I really busy all the damn time. So adding another show to the la- long list of shit that i've gotta watch is yes. It's amazing look good. I mean i'm not. I'm not doubting that at all. Because i did watch the freeze movie and i thought that was fucking amazing and yeah. I actually went to theaters. And i was like yeah. This is great. Have you seen the movie. wanna say yes but now. I'm drawing a blank. Then you probably have seen april moving. No no we. Don't count those. I thought the first still slow. But he's got nothing on the real one the only one of them's cannon and that's true that's fair that's fair. Yeah yeah are home isuzu. we do We're all do one more. Say the second one or the all these other ones for two and a half hour.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"As a father myself actually makes makes have more of a connection to joel and you know just all do when his daughter died at the beginning of the first The beginning of the game. I'm like well. Why are you doing this to game. Right doing this to me ripping like party hard out and it and it was done on purpose that you play sarah at the beginning of the game So they you as a player gets little more customary to her before before yes she gets shot and say okay well. This isn't that me. So that makes you want to gravitate towards ellie But i had no elliot. I will say that the the the game the game play mechanics to do. We have the doesn't feel as natural. Should i feel that the The the crappy mechanics could've been a lot better But that that's on me But then we got I'll i love this with this game reminded me of was a another version of manhunt. Oh remember that game was great. Yeah so one of the big things about manhunt was the awesome execution. Kills shit like y'all got some of those and that made it so much cooler to me. I was like fuck. Yeah and that's a mentioned lying. When you get into a fistfight with people like i know it was mostly supposed to be a stealth game. I play you over here smacking boy to work. This is fighting and i thought that was a great game mechanic. Like even if it's not you're not always going to be able to be stealth of everything so it was fun you feel stealthy you feel still but of after i started playing the game more. I figured out how to be a lot more stealthy but i personally still alike even meet the homie megan. She loves watch me. Play massive mathematics. Last of us. One like i have not played to yet i downloaded it and i started playing it but i haven't got ahead and having chance to dive back into told you to not buy that. I spend money on this shit and ran about it so that the homeless don't have to buy guys if you pay on his checkout The full last of us to re review It is definitely up there. So why won't score any any of the things that happen in lots of us to i. I will vaguely talk about a little bit. Why it disappoints and that is that moment that you get into the last of us one. That moment where you're given the option to think for yourself is what joe did right or wrong. That's taken from me. That's taken from your immediately then. His beaten over your head no pun intended. Yeah yeah is is is beaten over your head. That note with joe did was definitely wrong and then the also read calm things just so they can fit their narrative and again he can do. That again is not presented that ellie ellie would have chosen. These elliott didn't have a choice in the first place so either way somebody was taking your choice from you ellie. So why in the sense was she be so angry at this man who has wristed. All for her.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"I gotta go for some reason. I have to go through this. Transfer zombies were abandoned building full of zombies or whatever and it's just the same thing and sometimes middle or selling their soldiers looking for me to and then. I have to fight against real people which i granted that combat to me is more fun. It's more compelling than just the reverse zombies combat. But it's still never did anything to me. It felt like it felt like a bunch of cut scenes randomly interspersed with tomb. Raider game play not the new tomb. Raider that's good the old. Ps one tomb raider. That's what the game play feels like to me. It's clunky the mckee. The shooting mechanics aren't good. I i don't like to shot controller in the first place so trying to aim and shoot with. It is just not my thing. I i think that the this game series is probably the most over hyphen overrated game series. That has ever existed and when the second one came out and they went full. Subverting expectations will.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"And and the same thing's going on the pc hardware. There are other things It play with the pc hardware aspect of it. Like covert or the fact that a theory of mining google. That if you don't know what it is has become such a big deal but it's still the same concept there's still you can go on ebay and find graphics cards and things like that that are just flooding the market and i blame the the retailers and the manufacturers because they really should have a system in place to prevent this. I don't want to be told that you're out of preorders. Like take a billion preorders. If you have to. What i want is wiping the five comes out. I want to be able to go this only website and say okay. I'm so and so here's my credit card number okay. I'm.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"I can't engage with you guys. Like i cared about my original team a massive to going to make sure that everybody made it back to that. God damn ship right exactly everybody. I wanted to get that. Yeah i i'll touch on that as well like like the one that really got me liam lake. I didn't connect with him at all. I'm like what are you. You're the new cayden. Because he was the from masic three. Yeah yeah yeah. Let's who are you that that was bad. I mean aspect of it was really rough. I will give it credit on on one thing that there are some cool moments in andromeda story. And oh yeah you can tell. When the ending that they. They literally like rows of scott walker here and they made the ending like this perfect like cookie cutter no risk taking whatsoever to try to make up for the mass and i so i did appreciate that. The ending is world's better massive threes in. But that's as far. I really didn't hate it in any way shape or form so wait you have messing thing amid to you. I think what have message fiction in this co- okay. It's my turn to draw only one this time. We got here sacrificing the integrity of of the characters for the plot. Ohh ohh for you. Buddy is a fucking pay. That wasn't is a pet peeve. But this is bigger than a pet peeve. This is like a fucking this is a fucking petting zoo I one of my biggest gripes in any form of storytelling is when you altered the effects of or your to wear character does in order to move your story along and you can look in any medium at various different characters and see where this has been done. You take a character who does not behave a certain way. But in this instance they do behave in a way only because that's going to move the plot forward Let's bingaman example here. There's I was going to ask if you had one or two. Oh well i mean Like almost the entirety of ragnarok. It's just one big stumbling block of coincidence upon how do you get from one place to the next. I mean i've said my piece about captain marvel more than once ironman three even even then when i want to say all of those were that cup actually. I decided to spare the homeless. I didn't put any of those. Iron three is definitely definitely.
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"We used to look to for like these are the people that are going to like stimulate our imaginations and like impress us and just make us get that feeling that like we are on the horizon of like these really cool beat some technology video games can provide. I mean think about like the first time you ascended the rebuilding like final fantasy seven eight. Yeah that emotion like being able to trigger that in you and it just if you want that these days you're typically not going to get it from the triple a game companies because the artistry and the craft is gone. It's now just about content. Pump this shit out again here. You go yeah. I think that is something that it's a plague on the On the video game industry. Just because i think it's twofold Because one fold is different like you said kayla blog how there is a constant regurgitation of very similar content. And i actually. I just picked up a sesame street by how a few days ago because i was really curious about and i said when he goes on sale. I'm going to get this one And and i did. And everything else afraid i was going to feel about the game i feel about the game. You know which is that. I feel like a plate already. An nfl like they're going to to blow this game. That could honestly probably be a good forty to sixty hours solid game. They're gonna to make it a hundred and eighty hours from me to do everything in this game. And that doesn't need to be the case you over boden this game with just stuck to do but without really stimulating creativity and you know you mentioned the the other side of the problem. You're also it's not just like the annual game releases which is bad in of itself. I mean i don't exactly know what it takes to make video game. But i know that. Like churning one out every single year better you..
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"Them out. Jesus here on the ground. So i'm just going to grab that hamas has made it rain topic. Yeah that one that was sitting there. Oh here this is another one of mine. I'm gearing this one more towards kahlo. oh shit the hobbit. Are you assigning this to me. Yes i am signing this to you so in the very first lord of the rings film the excellent in home says a line he. He tells gandalf that he feels like butter scraped over too much bread. And that is the analogy that i will use for the entire Hobbit film trilogy. This is a novel that is less than three hundred and fifty pages folks and they decided to stretch it out into three films that are equally as long as the novel. That is over a thousand pages. And what you get is a whole bunch of filler and a whole bunch of bullshit. That never happened like the fact that they actually asked eric gordon. His name is Vigo mortenson can think of him off time ahead at any point in time amazing. They actually asked viggo mortensen. If he wanted to come and play airborne in the hobbit poll mortenson was like. I mean i love you guys but not in the aclu goulash. Israel's not in their not like in it No actually i don't think he is. Passively mentioned he is not like a main. He's not like there with the chick. I think the chick remember her name. The elven the character evangeline lilly plays does not exist. At all any token lower anywhere exactly fabricated her for the movie. Yep and so what you also got here is. When i heard that manitoba was gonna be playing as og which by the way has like a minor character. He's like a nuisance in the book. He is not like the like this overarching villain or whatever and so. When i heard that mandate was going to be playing him. After his incredible ronald sparks. He is going to be awesome. East eros spoke but he was also get stroke district on arrow. The the best we've gotten on screen does far but that could be a whole nother being said we. We got these three bloated filler stuffed movies and they had the nerve to make extended cuts of them. But i have not forced myself to suffer through. Yeah like non like I i enjoyed especially the first one. The unexpected venture i felt was real. I felt it was good news. An art kids. Maybe yeah because that was the whole nature behind the hobbit. Anyway it was. It was supposed to be more whimsical for more a younger audience And lord of the rings being you know what it is. But i guess me again the dm fantasy side of me is like i enjoying seeing these characters. Come to life which is great but i do agree with you. I watched the first two all the way through. And then i tried to watch the very last one. And i'm i could barely make it through the first fifteen minutes and i just i was like. Why am i so bored of this movie. Why the lessons atrociously bad and the main reason that none of those movies even come close to living up to any of the rings..
"vols" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"Wrote down. I'm very curious is Yeah so. Oh dang runoff. Feel like i got shot just now. I'm okay so i feel so i'm just gonna go with my thoughts on the best and worst. My my best to me is something that i've actually come up with is i feel that the Everything political in our in our society is a work in for non wrestling fans. That don't know what that means is. It's all fake so everything that we see is all televised people. Everything about it. They're doing all this a smokescreen and we're just paying attention it. That is. I don't believe that any of our decisions actually matter because of that. So that is my personal. And that's what i think is the best. Because that's what i believe and Let me pick your brain on that one. Quick for forget so like with that With that line of thinking which. I'm definitely i'm not mad at it there. I think there's definitely a lot of credence behind it as little Guess now listed isn't even the word pessimistic would be more more can yes. I'm definitely pessimistic. Everything evolving our government and most mainstream society. in general. I guess like with that being said though what would be the primary goal. If you're like the the gatekeepers of the spiracy theory would be the primary goal behind it. Control period like The illusion of choice gives you control and they throw it into our face constantly. That's why a third party system will never work because of that reason right there. It's all about giving you this option and it does ultimately is like being a damn like i've come up with this intricate storyline. The part is going over that direction. I wanna move my storyline over the over there. So it's still gonna have of choice choice and that like a one hundred percent is my whole thought process on it. Like yeah like. I really don't believe anything's real when.
"vols" Discussed on Discover Music Channel (Discover Music Channel)
"Playmates. That day give. Yes the one and only africa latin you and now tune into being africa la by here on the music channel by played mess data today. And there's a lot of things that i have on my mind was going through. My daily news comes up on my phone and Doctor for shot at something fu something From the world health organisation made a statement saying that vaccines don't necessarily prevent the spread of covid and we can't just go out there. Willy nilly once give vaccinated and go party and hang out like is a little bit There was another article and for the for the life of me. It came from another article was saying that you know this still unsure about the vaccines and they still have to collect data from the clinical trials but in the midst of all of this collecting data for clinical trials which we are part of which is totally unethical. They are forcing the vaccine not necessarily forcing the vaccines their her People of lower income and people that are more vulnerable to actually take the vaccine. So if you have friends or family that may be suffering from hiv or some Life threatening disease. They're more likely to persuade it to take the vaccine. Additionally the jails prisoners and the elderly are amongst the first set of people that are being volunteered voluntarily To be a part of this national. I guess trial experiment. The vaccine will be in the bahamas by the end of february. They are currently saying that it is voluntary to to entice the undeserved population. They are making vaccine available for free to the general population with the promise that the vaccine will get us back to normal soon. But what is normal in this particular era. So i got a question for ya anne job. Talk back to me. I hit me up on my social media for the most what. I'm on instagram. All the time right. Hit me up on my instagram and the chats and let me know you know all you. Are you going to take the vaccine and if you are if you're not let me know why right because the wise so much more interesting right and here. I think i'm going back to going back to education. I really really miss sitting in front or standing in front of groups of people and just sharing the knowledge and experience that i've gained over the course of my career. I looked at the time. Line the other day and i realize it's been almost thirty years since i've been in and During that time. I have participated in so many different so many different aspects of entertainment media and marketing as well as have been an early adopter of a lot of the technology part of technology groups and organizations. I see as pay and so forth and with all of those experiences all of those conversations and all of those things now coming to light the talking about almost ten fifteen years ago. I think that this is a perfect opportunity for us to jump back on now. You know about three years ago we lost. Every i mean the entire radio podcast network was a crash as a result of a natural disaster. That that eight up the service quicker than the service could kick in so we lost twelve years of work and allowed of the stuff that people are now talking about actually resided on the site. And i for a while. I just felt felt broken now. I felt broken because everything that we had created everything that you've built everything that we did all of the tests trials all of the experiments that we did with different technologies the conversations that we've had with experts down the drain right so Recently i was axa participate in a series on marketing. Blades for caribbean creatives. Talking about marketing. Groupers that we've made in our journey company. And as i was having this conversation be hosts afterwards at Do you do you teach this offer this as like well you know we do have the digital brand coach as digital brand dot coach website where we do give people information so that they can do it themselves because in a climate like this. A lot of people can't afford to hire people to do the work what they're interested in having the information so that they get into start doing work. Yes i do. Offer one on one training sessions But i think the start offering a lot more courses so let me know what you're interested in. Would you wanna find out more about. And if we don't cover it on the tapani section of being africa law will cover it in the courses also right now. There is a big thing going on. Everybody is talking about crypto currencies. And i want you to go that there's a place that you can't grow as a person of color pyrite visit the b. w. Oh that's the black world.
Greg Elfrink - How To Create And Sell Your Own Media Empire
"So when you're when you're seeing someone 'biocyte. I'm kind of curious because he's probably pointed to the seller. Sometimes it's a more of an advance or sorry. The buyer felt like an fbi site because they see the opportunity. Someone did all the hard work of creating the website finding the products. Maybe figuring out what's working what's selling what's not like. What are some things that you're seeing sellers do with a website that on empire flippers. Like are there certain things that they're looking for. Is it like that. where they're like. Oh they did all the work for me. I'm gonna pay for that because they can saved me years of work in heartache to figure all this out like can you know prep yourself for that in a way as a seller. Yeah you're asking. What can i do to help. A buyer seed at their web site. Is that shortcut. Yeah that in the motivations of a buyer yes so they can kind of sync up in the right spot and you know get the valuation yet. This is a very good question. Because i i always Both buyers and sellers so if you ask a seller like why are you selling your business like almost one hundred percent. The fans like i want money vic big vol but that's usually not the real answer right there. That's the superficial answer. Then you dig deeper. They're like oh. I want to do other projects and like okay. Let's dig deeper. You peeling back the onion a bit. eventually filed like. Well i want to focus on other projects. Take less than my time. Because i'm moving to this new house and selling this Business allows me to make this down baby in the house for my new family. And now you're getting to the emotional reason right. So whenever a talk to buyers and sellers say dig deep find out who the buyer seller is copywriting. One we all do like everyone listening to this podcast of the market price familiar with copywriting right but for some reason when you go to buy or sell busy like take the copywriting Just like throw it in the trash like. I don't need that anymore. Businesses success but like the buyer seller. Is your customer right like that is your customer. You need to think about their own motivation. So when it comes through selling thinking about a buyer we recommend Or at least i recommend the seller jagger our buyer persona content. So there's about six of them and they all very different motivations for example a newbie norm. If you've you know you're seller dealing with someone who is a newbie norm. Someone's brand new to the space like that doesn't necessarily mean they don't have business document or money they're just new to online business acquisition. They're probably going not have as much confidence. And so you're going to have to hold their hand a little bit more and that's okay For the seller. Payoff like yes. You might have to hold their hand a little bit more but when you give them a quality business you might have. Effectively changed their entire trajectory of their life in a positive way. Because like maybe knows just starting out and that's always going to be the biggest pool buyers talking to because there's always more people coming in right versus say like a investor yvonne who that would be more of your brand aggregate or someone who's raised millions of dollars to acquire businesses. Obviously their motivations going to be a lot different. And if you're a seller like say you're a amazon. Fda entrepreneurs does example works really well with And you have a one product business. So one hundred percent revenue comes from a single ecommerce product on amazon. Most buyers don't like that look at that and they're like darris seems soup. Exactly right like whoa. Because it's a two hundred thousand dollars of single skew like But an investor ivan. Not risky at all to them. They don't care. They'll buy one product businesses all day long because they raise millions of dollars. A your five hundred thousand dollar eight hundred thousand dollar. Even three million dollar one product business one hundred k. to them as long as it meets their other strict criteria cousin to them is not as risky. Because of all acquisitions are doing right. So this is these are important things to know as a seller going into who am i dealing with For things you can do before you ever sell is ask yourself like would i buy this business like just be honest with yourself would i like. Does this seem like a good deal. Why why does it seem like good deal. You start interrogating yourself. And if you're really honest with yourself There will probably be some answers. The actually seems like not a good deal away. Now i know. How do i fix it. Like how do i make this a good deal for myself right so you always like sellers are obsessed with evaluation for obvious reasons. There's a second. Part of selling a business called attractiveness so some sellers they'll be like Like say you're running this huge media site this You know michigan. Thirty thousand dollars a month affiliates. I and you have this bad ass team writers. Va's as all this all these systems and processes set up in the first thing the so as things like andrei increase my valuation by firing. My old team get rid of that expense. That's valuation boost right. But then the buyer cousin sees all the work that has to be done to maintain this business. He sees you working seventy hours a week. He's just going to discount. You're like hey. I'm going to eat iot. I'm going to hire a team. So i need this for a lower price because the net profit is going to be lower right so you almost get like no benefit for doing that. I always tell sellers like yes valuations imporant that think about. How can i make this business attractive as well. Now right now would you. Would you recommend people go and start a site from scratchers now. A good time to go. Try to find like a site that needs a little bit of love by the site. Flip it and make your multiple. Like what sort of path are you kind of recommending people. Go down if they want to get into this world. Yes so if you're just starting out. I probably wouldn't recommend buying I think it's good to get your feet wet with building. That is a long game. So you don't you don't need to build something until it's profitable. You should be building something to where you're comfortable with the system. So that's the important thing i always like. If you wanna go fast always recommend buying something and if you have some skills. I think it's really good to buy something. That doesn't look great on the outside or even on the inside right like you want to buy other people's problems it's very similar to real estate investing right like if you if i buy a house. That only has like cosmetic issues and smells terrible. No one wants to go in it right. I basically get the smell of discount by the south thirty thousand dollars. I painted to cover smell or whatever and now it's worse as sixty eighty thousand dollars. I just built all this equity for very little right so you. When you're buying it online business you want to look at it in the same way especially once you have skills now if your brand new buying online business. I probably wouldn't recommend buying too many problems because he probably don't have solve them if you're brand new to buy dot go like get this amazing deal because there's a site with us google penalty that's been banned from all its affiliate programs. Like you know you don't want to hunt for like the deal. You're almost always going to be better off buying a high quality business for fair value. Like that's always going to be better at least until you get some skills then you can look at doing this like discount. I call it by business. A discount right. You're looking for these problem of businesses problems like But that's what i recommend. So you wanna go fast. Buying is one hundred percent way faster than building because you already have all the data and you can do all this. Low hanging fruit stuff like cro on page optimization new content taking advantage of the high domain rating on the website. Right all of. You can't do your first starting out site ray like if you put The split testing software. Vw show up on your your ten page affiliates. I was one visitor. Burma like you're not going to change. You know you don't have a lot to work with yet. so
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced in Moscow to 3½ years in jail
"The last several weeks we've been talking about Alexei of all need russia and anti corruption activist. Opposition leader general thornton flattery. Putin side last august navalny was poisoned. He was nearly killed by putin's goons. He had to germany for treatment but decided to come back to moscow A few weeks ago where he was immediately arrested there were big protests over the weekend know today a russian court sentenced need to an additional two and a half years in prison for what was essentially a parole violation You know that this verdict is a joke because you know some of these alleged parole violations happened when vanni was recovering. Germany from being poisoned Near the end of the trial in the ball and denounce putin and said he will go down in history as vladimir the poisoner underpants the The recent east. That is the poison us against vol. Knee was reportedly put on his underwear. That's how they apply to him so as we were preparing to record hundreds of of riot. Police have filled up red square and other places in central moscow. Tony blinken. the secretary of state has called for nevada's immediate. and unconditional. release ben. This seems like a a big change in terms of how putin is dealing with navan. The this trial was like big and it was public Previously russian authorities hadn't punished to develop nearly a severely. He'd gotten house arrest. He'd gotten sure sentences but you know the thinking then seemed to be they didn't wanna martyr him Now he may be locked up for several years. I'm sure that biden's national security team is like debating all of this as we speak. What do you think. The range of options are here to respond. And like what are you. What do you recommend they do. Well you know. I think the sense Again is a human tragedy nevada other. He knew he knew the risks is taking and he may have wanted to force the issue And he's proven the massive support he has and i think this will only increase the support You know because people see that the unfairness and corruption of of this of this ruling. I think for biden again. It's related to what we said that he can't there's no action he can take right now. That's going to force russia to release alexi of only what he can do is shine. A spotlight never stopped talking about alexey navalny every single time that anything comes up with russia election of all these case should be front and center. The world's attention needs to stay on his case every single day that he's in prison. I think more importantly because people can talk about sanctions. But we've mentioned this on the show. Before what has alexei navalny really honed. In on that has resonated the russian public it is vladimir putin's corruption that video showed of this billion dollar palace that putin clearly felt like he got caught because he's been denying it and now they they tried some saying. Oh no it's my hotel when it's pretty obviously bodmer putin's billion dollar house that he goes to hang out and and i think what joe biden can do. In the biden administration is continued. The work that alexi only was doing an revealing vladimir putin's corruption in spotlighting that corruption in high leading for people. Just how much money this is worth. And where his money is and how his money flows through the financial
"vols" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Butch jones suddenly looking better. Jeremy pruitt gone today. John joining us. These senior sports editor at aol dot com and john. It is great to have you with us. We've talked about the possibility that pruitt would be gone. He is now gone. Fulmer out as well. Your reaction another stunning day on rocky. Top back on again paul. You know. I think that the part that i guess is maybe the most surprising to me is the phil fulmer component <hes>. Because as you know we talked about the past you know there's obviously been you know. Rumors swirling about tennessee. Possibly moving on from jeremy pruitt for a while. I think a lot of people in the industry thought when that first report came out that tennessee was looking into <hes>. Potential recruiting violations under pruitt that was signaling that they would like to fire pruitt with 'cause a four forecast which you know they've made very clear that is what they are doing. The former component is a little different because he is such legendary person with that blake department <hes>. From his time as a football coach and you saw today in that press conference just the these university leaders really going out of their way to praise him and talk about how he's at tennessee. Ledge all those different things. So i think you know fomer kind of getting pushed aside <hes>. Calling it a retirement. But i think there's a little more to that is probably the most interesting component of this to me because now it means you not only have to fire new. Find a new football coach but you also have to find a new ad. Do you think john. It was the contract extension. That former gave jeremy pruitt attorney was the final tipping point for him. I would imagine it's probably a lot of different you components to it because you know hey we have to remember this. Was you know fomer higher to begin with you know as that whole crazy. Coaching search point out and former becomes. Ad then hires jeremy pruitt. I also think. I mean if you were watching that press conference today paul. You know felt like you know so. It's still in some ways defending pruitt. They're asking him about how pruitt would be remembered and he talks about how you know recruiting had been good <hes>. Which is obviously ironic considering that they fired him in part because of recruiting violations and fired nine people in total <hes> also tied the recruiting department <hes>. But also just the way that he was talking about how pro had rebuilt relationships and all these different things it felt like to me at least that former was not out on pruitt as a higher to that point. So you know part of it could have been simply that you feel wasn't ready to move on from pruitt and it s part became what we're gonna make just wholesale changes here and i think if you remember paul you know one of the reasons why earlier in the year before we knew about all these recruiting violations. I was always a little skeptical. Pruitt getting fired in part because it would reflect poorly on former. And i didn't think four would want to move on from his higher <hes>. Like you said he just gave an extension to after only three seasons as the head coach
Vols firing Pruitt with cause after investigation
"Butch jones suddenly looking better. Jeremy pruitt gone today. John joining us. These senior sports editor at aol dot com and john. It is great to have you with us. We've talked about the possibility that pruitt would be gone. He is now gone. Fulmer out as well. Your reaction another stunning day on rocky. Top back on again paul. You know. I think that the part that i guess is maybe the most surprising to me is the phil fulmer component Because as you know we talked about the past you know there's obviously been you know. Rumors swirling about tennessee. Possibly moving on from jeremy pruitt for a while. I think a lot of people in the industry thought when that first report came out that tennessee was looking into Potential recruiting violations under pruitt that was signaling that they would like to fire pruitt with 'cause a four forecast which you know they've made very clear that is what they are doing. The former component is a little different because he is such legendary person with that blake department From his time as a football coach and you saw today in that press conference just the these university leaders really going out of their way to praise him and talk about how he's at tennessee. Ledge all those different things. So i think you know fomer kind of getting pushed aside Calling it a retirement. But i think there's a little more to that is probably the most interesting component of this to me because now it means you not only have to fire new. Find a new football coach but you also have to find a new ad. Do you think john. It was the contract extension. That former gave jeremy pruitt attorney was the final tipping point for him. I would imagine it's probably a lot of different you components to it because you know hey we have to remember this. Was you know fomer higher to begin with you know as that whole crazy. Coaching search point out and former becomes. Ad then hires jeremy pruitt. I also think. I mean if you were watching that press conference today paul. You know felt like you know so. It's still in some ways defending pruitt. They're asking him about how pruitt would be remembered and he talks about how you know recruiting had been good Which is obviously ironic considering that they fired him in part because of recruiting violations and fired nine people in total also tied the recruiting department But also just the way that he was talking about how pro had rebuilt relationships and all these different things it felt like to me at least that former was not out on pruitt as a higher to that point. So you know part of it could have been simply that you feel wasn't ready to move on from pruitt and it s part became what we're gonna make just wholesale changes here and i think if you remember paul you know one of the reasons why earlier in the year before we knew about all these recruiting violations. I was always a little skeptical. Pruitt getting fired in part because it would reflect poorly on former. And i didn't think four would want to move on from his higher Like you said he just gave an extension to after only three seasons as the head coach
Lewis Hamilton returning to F1 for Abu Dhabi GP after negative Covid-19 tests
"Yeah let. Let's come back to two and he released a video earlier on this week so giving an update on how things with going those the first time anybody heard from him speaking publicly since the needs to be positive test was announced and he didn't sound totally healthy and firing all cylinders. He sounded exactly like a person who's had to sort of model. We hope case of corona virus would expect a bit under the weather but you know he seems fairly upbeat but yet how how badly or how much as appropriate for repeated word. How much do you think that impacts his performance this weekend having to recover from from the owners. I think it's definitely something that has to be taken into account and talking to people who've had covet and i think even for drivers i believe space salon strauss today for example about the impacts of long covert. I think they call it in. Covid falcons sort of the idea of the even off detests negative. And you're clear this still just the after affects just take a while to to wear off and here people sort of taking weeks to shake out of that though beat that we find then three or four o'clock in the afternoon though just field so tied out of energy completely and it's also the author impacts of and lewis obviously is i mean he's as anything so his body will be well conditioned to not back as much as possible from covid. Same goes for long straw. I mean he's a he's an elite level athletes. his body will be of trained to deal with anything thrown at it but if he's still feeling the impacts that really does say a lot. So it's it's really hard to know. I think that lewis will probably want things go smoothly as possible and just back to normal this weekend. But i think we've got maybe just understand if he's not sticking vol position behalf second dominating the rice
The Chemical Symphony of Plant Perception
"Like a lot of times are introductions to plants are so sterile and kind of lame honestly that it just doesn't paint the true picture of how dynamic and interesting they are as organisms. Yeah i mean when you when you get into first your biology. They save plants photosynthesis in. That's it it's it's kind of disheartening and really tragic as you think about it because plants have amazing chemistry that they do so far beyond photosynthesis and people just don't realize in that in that context and so it's been really really fascinating might my work specifically works on looking at neurotransmitters. Implants which most people are willing to accept the plants Make compounds that modulate arnulfo transmitter. But for some reason it's harder to harder to accept that plants themselves have signaling molecules. Yeah it's wild especially when you start comparing sort of the presence of these molecules across all links of life and then you think about plants. You know they're not a dynamic moving organism that wakes up and sleeps and runs around the landscape and get scared and has to defend. Its you know. These are organisms that are largely sitting in place to find some of these compounds that you know we again. If you have any familiarity with biology you know animals produce. It's it's kinda strange and so what brady to the path of trying to understand those. I mean there's a lot you can do and bonnie there's a lot you can look at even plan chemistry but why signaling compounds yes so for me. My i can have introduction to plant. Signaling was as an undergrad. I actually worked for agriculture canada and one of the projects we on. I was in an entomology. Labs talking winding paths but One of the things we looked at was on winter annual mustard so like little tiny ditch weeds basically and an house you grow them in vineyards In the drive rose to the rosa you drive down versus the the rows of vines that some of these will actually attract some of the past more strongly than than the grapevines. They didn't really understand why this happened in so one of the things they did. I was to take these little tiny plants and put them in bell jars in actually collect the volatile that came off of the plants and they were trying to look at the interaction between these tests and the the volatile is coming off the plans to understand kind of what those interactions were in. You know i'd heard of essential oils and pollinator attraction and things like that but thinking about it in this different contacts that there's these other on known question. Mark mystery vol tiles That are kind of nuclear. Replace all these sprays by just having these specific weeds in your vineyard was really fascinating for me and soy and a follow that down the line. And i've been really lucky to have some really great mentors. Who kind of think outside the box and question things like you know our plants intelligent. How do you define intelligence do plans perceive things in. It's it's been a really fun fun journey that way. It's pretty wild introduction to this idea or at least this path of career you ended up taking. And it's you know you know you hear these sorts of things and and usually kind of inserted at the end of an article or maybe at the end of An actual research paper where they're like. Okay the application of this we can maybe use this in instead of pesticides herbicides or something like that but to actually see it play out physically and know that this is something that actually goes. Down is pretty wild honestly. I mean like just to connect those dots from these tiny unseen chemicals to predator plant interactions. That's that's really cool. Yeah it's really interesting to think that you know when you're going and doing your instagram shooting. The vineyard your action in the middle of like massive chemical warfare so yes. I'm so glad you put it that way because again there's so. Much misconceptions are weird opinions on the plant world and most of them are centered around the sort of like harmony peacefulness. And they're very quite blake forest. If you could hear it would just be. Yeah chemical warfare screaming. It's a really intense environment out. There and plants are a major player in that the struggle for existence. Yeah absolutely and i mean you said you know. Plants can't get up and move around and things that and it's really. It's really quite interesting because they can't get up and move around but there's a lot of things they can do instead and so it really leads to a lot of interesting questions of if you can't get up and move around what do you do instead. Chemistry's pretty fond. So i'll take your word on that one. I didn't do so wrong. Chemistry and undergrad. But i digress. But yeah and so this brings up a lot of really interesting questions which you kinda hinted at about perception and intelligence and you know plants don't have a brain. They don't have a central nervous system to start processing and really Perceiving the world around them like we do. But that doesn't stop people from taking those leaps. And i think it to me it. Kinda shows a lack of imagination to think that whatever we perceive the world like however we understand our place in this to think that that would apply to assess organism. That doesn't have any of the organs that we do. So in terms of plant perception intelligence. This is a lot to unpack. But it's not like these things are thinking and having opinions on things right. You said something similar to that in the email and it made me laugh aloud for real. Yeah i mean. I think it's easy to take those sleeps in a lot of times. I think people take them because it's easier for people to understand. We'd like to understand things in the context of ourselves. And so you know we think of intelligence in the way that we have intelligence but if you actually break down no what is intelligence. It's really just a set of behaviors and so you can have you know human intelligence or plant intelligence And those are really different is defined it just based on you know the number of senses were pretty dumb only got five senses but you know plants can sense a lot more things in the environment around the because they have to and so the ability to sense something as a definition of intelligence is a good way to start so the example used in the emails that you know people say you know plants have a preference for like rock music or opera music which is just kind of silly. But it's not when you start to break that down and you say okay. Plants can sense. Vibrations and all sound is is vibrations. So fat part makes sense and maybe they can sense. You know different frequencies vibrations also makes sense but does your plant actually sit there and say like no i really prefer this interlude to like kiss song it just you know it's easy to extrapolate that one extra step in and come to a kind of a pseudoscience e- explanation
Dan OConnell & James Ellison
"The city of Hudson is nestled in Far West Wisconsin estate famous obeying America's Dairyland, jude towards production of cheese, milk and ice cream. Separated from the state of Minnesota by the Saint Croix River Hudson is a small scenic city characterized by historic architecture, leafy parks and a wide offering outdoor attractions including walking tracks, water sports, rock climbing, and came in. But the year two, thousand, two, the city was harm to a close knit community of Iran six, thousand residents and was. As a safe place to live. vol On crime was well below the national average and murder hadn't been committed in the area for twenty four years. Dearly funeral climbing Hudson was a sprawling single story brick and whether board building owned by local resident Tomo Connell, his family had lived in the area FA generations. Tones. Uncle had earned an undertaking business in town prior to world, War Two and in nineteen ninety, five Tom decided to relaunch the family business. He opened the O'CONNELL Vanity Funeral Harm at five twenty eleventh straight a quiet trae laundry road close to downtown district. Two of his sons mark and. Eventually began working alongside him. Dan had initially trained as an emergency medical technician, but was happy to follow in his father's footsteps by switching to a career in mortuary. Science. In Nineteen Ninety, eight, he quit. He's Am Tae work to concentrate on the family business fulltime. Dan was a dedicated worker known for putting the needs of others ahead of design, and for always taking on to comfort the grieving relatives who attended the funeral home. Married with two young children, Dan had a reputation as a dedicated family man who was eager to give back to his community. He spent tireless hours working to better. He's time town by serving on several local committees and raising funds for various organizations. As a result, Dan was well known and liked by other. Hudson locals. Dea conal family funeral I'm also off the trainee positions to mortuary science students who were completing studies. One such trae was twenty two year old James Ellison who had quickly proved himself to be a valuable employees. James had grown up with these parents and two siblings in the rural town of Baron located about sixty eight miles north east of Hudson. Hey was friendly and well locked with a range of interests that included Gulf music and church activities. During hough school James had played in the school band and was active in not for profit youth organization for HEY Jr.. He. Later, enrolled to study mortuary science at the University of Minnesota where he took his career path very seriously. Friendly Polite and organized James took great pride in his trae work on one occasion remarking. I'm so proud that can help people in the worst time of their lives. James was Ju- TO GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY in May of two thousand and two, and it was anticipated that the O'CONNELL's would then offer him a fulltime job. In the early afternoon of day February five, two thousand to Saint Croix. County Medical Officer Mati Klin headed to the O'CONNELL family funeral home to conduct a retain visit. Gee to the requirements of his job, he was well acquainted with the O'CONNELL's, and on this occasion, he needed Dan to sign a death certificate. Mahdi arrived at one forty PM and immediately made his way to Dan's office, which was located towards the back of the building.
Kingpins Daily: Eliot Ness
"Times but in his nineteen fifty. Seven book the untouchables. Ness reveals a more vulnerable side of himself. One that suggests that even the most by the book offices questioned the very rules they enforce. He wrote doubts race through my mind as I consider the feasibility of enforcing which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want the law of at Ness was referring to was the eighteenth amendment to the United States Constitution. I ratified in January. Nineteen nineteen it banned the manufacture sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors and incited the prohibition era for those unfamiliar. It's important to note that Americans didn't just wake up with a hangover and empty liquor cabinets. They had the opportunity to prepare for prohibition and prepare they did many acted like Frat boys before a big snowstorm. They hoarded alcohol. And why shouldn't they? There was absolutely no promise that the storm of prohibition was going to pass any time soon. In fact they were politicians. Like Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas essentially telling people the pigs would fly before it ended. Needless to say there were stockpiles of liquor everywhere and by everywhere we mean in the cellars of those who could afford it. How were they able to purchase these now? Illicit goods simple the eighteenth amendment was poorly written as we said it banned quote the manufacture sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. It failed to mention whether alcohol was illegal to consume and it didn't define what in the good hell intoxicating meant so without parameters to enforce any law. Authorities like Eliot Ness. We're left twiddling their thumbs. Enter the VOL- Stead Act in nineteen twenty it defined intoxicating liquors any substance containing point five percent alcohol or more for perspective. That's one tenth. The average can of beer of course higher proof substances could still be manufactured and sold for practical applications like medicine cleaning and religious sacraments e there were loopholes and whether loopholes there are people abusing said loopholes for profit. Which is exactly what happened. The reason prohibition caused mind speakeasy as Pianos flappers and booze is because alcohol didn't go anywhere. In fact during prohibition consumption increased by an estimated sixty to seventy percent it just moved from the free market to the black market from being a stable of the American home to being. Contraband as it did. The line between crime and leisure became incredibly blurred which led to some very lucrative and suddenly criminal enterprises. Elliott's ness the man in charge of enforcing prohibition laws in all this mess in Chicago. No less the home of notorious mob. Boston bootlegger Al Capone Aka scarface. Ness worked for the Prohibition Bureau from Nineteen Twenty Six all the way to the end of prohibition in Nineteen Thirty Three. In that time he was surrounded. By other prohibition who were accepting bribes in exchange for turning a blind eye to these illegal operations. Everyone was getting rich and they use this new ethical gray scale to justify their actions. It was after all just alcohol. Who is it hurting? Really like said the majority of honest citizens didn't even want the law ness wasn't the delusion that any person who chose to imbibe where criminals but at the same time there were men like Al Capone men who were undoubtedly criminals and from between those two extremes sprung doubt and the fact. That ness had doubts is important. It's a shame that history frequently ignores that chapter of his story too often. He's relegated to a trope. The unflinching leader of the untouchables. A team of agents that upheld the law at all costs but the truth is much more complicated than that. What misunderstood was the good and bad can exist on both sides of the law. Yes Eliot Ness would one day help take down. Al Capone a man responsible for the deaths of many innocent lives. But prohibition had more victims than those men victims whose stories are often forgotten the poor the ones that we're most held accountable by the laws of prohibition simply because