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A highlight from AI Today Podcast: Generative AI Series: How to Avoid Getting Screwed with Generative AI
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hello and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Walsh. And I'm your host, Ron Schmelzer. And thank you again, all of you listeners here, AI Today podcasts. So for those of you who are listening, I really, really do encourage you to reach out to us. Please, we do want to hear from our listeners about things they like in our podcast, things they want to hear more of, things they want to hear less of, how to apply AI to your life and your things today. So we really curate those. So we want to hear from the folks who want to tell us what they want to hear more of. We're going to talk, we're going to get back into the generative AI series because that's one of our most popular series here on AI Today. Right. And based on how things are going, you shouldn't be surprised that that's a popular series. And that's why we started it as well, because we listened to you, our listeners who wanted to learn more about it. Maybe you were a little bit confused about how you could actually apply it, or you wanted to see how others were doing it and using it and maybe some of the challenges that comes with generative AI. Because as you know, at Cognolytica and the AI Today podcast, we always like to have our spin on things. So we don't just present it to you, but we also say how it's being used today in the real world by organizations and folks just like you. And that's what we're doing with this podcast series. So as we're talking with people, it's starting to come up that, yes, generative AI has been incredibly powerful. It's transformational like AI technology in general. But we talked about some of the challenges in a previous podcast, and you really need to how understand to avoid getting screwed by generative AI. And if you want to avoid knowing how to get screwed, you have to understand the ways that maybe you can be screwed using this technology. And so we wanted to devote a podcast to this based on things that we've both seen from experience and also when we're talking to others. Yeah. Come on. Yeah. And you might be thinking, well, we have this whole episode, which we'll link to, talking about the drawbacks and challenges of generative AI. And that gets more into sort of like the problems with all generative AI, the hallucination and the bias and the issues of that. And that's kind of going to be hard to fix because that's just sort of the nature of the beast, the way that generative AI systems work and how they're trained. This actually gets into when we talk about trustworthy AI, we talk about that ethical layer and we talk about that responsible layer. This is sort of like the responsible layer of generative AI, which is like, you can use it in good ways, you can use it in bad ways, but you can even use it in ways that are good. Like I'm going to use it to provide responses to my customers when they ask questions about the FAQ, but you could be making some mistakes that could hurt you. Even if you're doing things ethically, responsibly, you get rid of the hallucinations and you're biasing it, you can still get into trouble. And this is actually what we started to see. People said, but but but I thought that generative AI, you know, if even if I use it this way, it's going to help me. All of a sudden I'm finding these other problems. So this is kind of where like this is where the getting screwed by generative AI part is happening. Exactly. And that's why we want to bring it up. If you've listened to our podcast for any length of time, you know that we repeatedly say AI is not a set it and forget it thing, folks, that also applies to generative AI. So one way that we have been seeing, you know, people and organizations getting screwed is when you don't have humans in the loop to verify and validate the responses that are coming from these generative AI systems. So if you're looking to embed generative AI systems into your website, for example, and this can be internally and or externally, and you're not having a human in the loop to verify the responses that can cause some serious issues. So we always say, you know, if you don't have subject matter experts in that area, and you're not also doing things to verify the answers and the responses that you're getting, you can have really some results that are not great, right? You know, don't just take everything at face value. And unfortunately, sometimes, for whatever reason, you're really busy, it sounds authoritative, you think that it's the right example, or and the right response, you're just not going to do the research and the due diligence and the fact checking and the verifying that you need to make sure that it is providing the right answers, you're not keeping that human in the loop. And so you can really, you know, have some results that are just flat out incorrect. We always like to, you know, use real world examples and say, well, how is this actually being used in the real world? How have people actually been screwed by this? And what are the ramifications? There were two lawyers that used fake cases that were generated by ChatGPT, as they were citing other examples of cases, and they were fined $5 ,000 for citing cases that didn't exist in their arguments, and we can link to that in the show notes. That can be a real problem because one, you're, you know, citing things that don't exist, which it made that up, and also now you're being fined real money because of this. So again, we always say fact check, make sure that you're keeping a human in the loop, and that you are validating the responses so that you're not actually getting screwed. Yeah. And I think that the challenge is that one thing here is you could say, well, the lawyers should have known better. I mean, they're lawyers, after all. I understand that there's this temptation, a good one, because you see GPT systems in large language models like, hey, I could shorten the amount of work that I need to do instead of me having a paralegal do all this research, I can ask ChatGPT. The problem is, is that you can't necessarily take the responses that the word is. As they say, GPT systems are really happy to provide answers whether or not they are correct because GPT systems are text prediction models, as we talked about in our large language model. They will predict what comes next, and they're happy to give you something that looks like an example of what a legal case should be. There's no way for the LLM to know that this is real or not. I mean, how does an LLM know that a case is real? It doesn't have a reasoning system, so it can't say, well, I created this because it says, well, I generated this text. It could have generated this text from real legal work. It could have summarized something legal. The only way, you got to have the human here. That's honestly the only answer. The way that we see people getting screwed is when they don't have any of that knowledge themselves. Let's say you're in the construction industry and you want GPT to create something like a construction proposal, and you're not a construction person. How are you going to even know that something is in there? That can't be right. This is an area you can get screwed. In this case, the lawyers got screwed, but the construction, you can find yourself screwed in every instance, generating a government proposal for something, not realizing that there's some really bad stuff in there, so word of caution. Another area that we see people getting screwed is that the generative AI systems themselves are a bit of a constantly changing field. The models keep getting updated. The interfaces to the models keep getting updated, let's say you're using chat GPT, and so therefore, what you might expect to work today may not necessarily work tomorrow, and it's not under your control. There are a lot of people have been talking about the fact that, especially since, in this case, GPT -35, the new version was GPT -4 and chat GPT was on it, and people had noticed a couple months ago that the quality of the responses was changing, getting poorer. The term that they were using is that these generative AI systems are getting dumber. They're not really getting dumber. What was happening was that there was changes made to the way that these GPT systems were ... Some of them, they added new moderation features because people were hacking these systems, doing things that they shouldn't do, and getting the systems to respond in ways that were either NSFW or not allowed, or just trying to get the system to reveal people's names, whatever it is. They added these new moderation levels, and these new moderation levels were resulting in the general responses being more generalized and watered down, or not really answering the question. I had this experience myself. I found that I was asking the system to do some work, to do some public work, like, hey, tell me who all the members of some Senate committee are, something like that. Very public information. You can't hallucinate that, but it was taking multiple attempts. I had to just coax the system to get it to the results. I'm like, I'm pretty sure I didn't have to do this before, where it would say, here's an example, and then it'd go ... There's some blanks here, and now here's the rest. I'm like, well, can you actually tell me what that ... That is? I can't use ... Can you please do it? It's like, okay, I'll give you a little bit more. I'm like, okay, why do I have to baby my way through this thing? I was very frustrated, so I actually did a search. I said, is GPT getting dumber? Sure enough. A whole lot of people were talking about it. There's a really interesting video by actually somebody who I know very well personally, who did a whole video about this, and they said the danger is not that GPT is getting smarter or getting dumber or being moderated or not being moderated. The problem is that you have an expectation, especially when you're building in GPT, say, into a ... You're using the API, and you're embedding it, let's say, into a code generator or a proposal generator. You might say, well, why would it start responding differently from me a month from now than today? I'm not ... My prompts are exactly the same. My API's call is exactly the same. My data's exactly the same. Why should it change? And the answer is, it does. So again, to this point of, you might get screwed by your generative AI system if you are expecting that the quality of the results won't change when they are changing. Whether or not you think it's dumber or not or there's a reason for it, yeah, you cannot count on that thing staying the same. Another thing that we've seen is that generative AI systems, as we mentioned, they really are powerful. They're being used in some incredible ways, and they are getting better over time, which means that they can do more with the same amount of people, right, as we brought up that lawyer. Well, maybe they don't have enough money to hire a paralegal or multiple paralegals or they want to take on more work. So they turn to generative AI to help with their job, and this is in just about every single industry that we are seeing this happen. Well, as you do that, it is great, but it also can take away and make certain tasks and therefore possibly certain roles obsolete. So this can be the case with code generation, for example, large language models are really great at generating code, and so that means that entry level developers might not be needed anymore. Well, if you're not hiring entry level developers, they can't work their way to senior level developers. That also means that we're not going to have humans in the loop checking and validating some of the code that's generated. And that may not be something that happens right now, but give it time because if we don't have those entry level workers, then that means we're not tailoring that and curating it towards the more established and experienced workers, and then we are not going to be able to check things. That's not going to be something that happens overnight, but it is something that's going to happen. As we also talk about this idea of trustworthy AI, we say don't use AI with the intent of mass unemployment. That's important to think about as we're working and using generative AI because we want to be more efficient in our jobs, we want to do things faster and quicker and cheaper, but think about the overall impact that it can and will have at both your role, your profession, your organization. Yeah, and even if you're not thinking about job replacement, I think there's a more issue that happens with technology all the time, which is that as we start using technology to replace things that we started, that we used to think about, not to say, the previous point was that ChatGPT maybe in these geniuses might be getting dumber. The problem is that people might start to get dumber, so a good example of this would be before GPS systems, people kind of knew their way around towns. We had maps and knew how to read maps, but after GPS, people just don't even bother learning how to get around or even how to read a map. Some people don't know how to read maps now, and so now we lose that skill, and if you want to read maps, I think that's a good example. I think this is a big problem on a GPS, but it happens all the time, whether it's spellcheck, people not learning how to spell anymore, whether it's any of the tools used or so many other things, and I think this is the danger with GPT that people will stop learning how to do research. For example, now people don't learn basic facts because you can Google your way to it, so it's like learn basic facts of what country you live in or state. It's not like people's brain capacitive has gotten worse. It's just that we've shifted because people are lazy. I have to say that we're inherently efficient, if you want to use the positive term for it. Our brains are efficient. We don't want to have to do extra work. But basically that we're lazy, and so if we can have a machine do it for us, that means we don't need to think about it anymore, so we lose that inherent capability. Even if you don't lose your staff, you start losing that ability, and so people say, I've never done a report before. I've never had to do an analysis before. I don't really, you know, because I just asked GPT to do this all day, all day. I don't know how to write slides. I don't know how to create slides anymore. I don't know how to do any of these sorts of things. So there's a little bit of this screwing yourself nature that happens, and there's really no antidote to it because as these technologies evolve, they become more and more like it. And so we just say, you know, as GPT Gen AI systems get better, as they get better, it has this side effect of making people worse even if the jobs stay the same. So sort of an interesting thing, a corollary to all this sort of stuff is that if we think about just generative AI systems getting better, one of the things that they can do now is they can start pulling information from different systems. Now, GPT -4 was recently enabled with web search. Bing has that embedded. A lot of LLMs have that embedded. If not, you can use like blank chain and other technologies that allow you to extract. So it's good when it's extracting data from the sources that you control. It's not good, and this is where you get screwed when Gen AI is pulling systems that you don't control. How would you like a customer service FAQ system that pulled FAQs from your competitor's FAQ? So a customer's asking questions. Let's say they're on your really cool e -commerce site. Let's just say you're selling fantastic wool sweaters. I'm just gonna make something up. And you go, how do your wool sweaters compare to other this person's wool sweaters? And they go, those wool sweaters are better. Those sweaters are cheaper. They were actually made in this country. These wool sweaters are made somewhere else. Where did that come from? Generative AI, you asked a question. It did it. So this is a way that, again, you could screw yourself because you're like, oh, this is awesome. Generative AI can query websites. Like, yeah, as long as the ones that you know about and as long as those websites aren't being updated in ways that you approve. And we have started to see this. And actually we even see this on our own site. Like we have a little chat system on our site, but there's no AI behind it, at least not at the moment. And because it's really meant to be a way for people to interact with us and ask us questions, people are treating our chat bot like it's an agent and they'll ask it questions. I'm like, I don't really know what you're going in here, but like, you're not gonna ask, how is the AI Today podcast compared to this other podcast? I'm like, no, we're not gonna do that. But other people just turn on the generative AI system. They add it to their site. They turn on the web query capability. Next thing you know, you're recommending competitors' products. You're telling people to do things that are not in your best interest. And well, you screw yourself.
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: AI Glossary Series Black Box, Explainable AI (XAI), Interpretable AI
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hey, AI Today listeners. Want to dive deeper and get resources to drive your AI efforts further? We've put together a carefully curated collection of resources and tools handcrafted for you, our listeners, to expand your knowledge, dive deeper into the world of AI, and provide you with the essential resources you need. From books and materials, ranging from fundamentals of AI to deep dives on implementing AI projects, to AI ethics, tools, software, checklists, and more, our resources page will help you on your AI journey, whether you're just starting out or you're well on your way. Check it out at aitoday .live slash list. That's aitoday .live slash l -i -s -t. Hello and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Walsh. And I'm your host, Walsh Melzer. And we really are enjoying this AI Today glossary series that we've been on for the past, oh, many months, maybe even more than months. It feels like we've been doing it for quite a while. And I think the reason why we're so excited about it, well, I know the reason why we're so excited about it is because you guys really like it. We could tell just by looking at the downloads, we could tell by the feedback that we're getting that you're all enjoying this glossary series because we're defining terms, even terms that may seem that people already understand very well, which is great. I think the point is, one, not everybody does understand it as well as you might think they understand it. And two, you need to have a vocabulary sometimes to communicate with others, whether you're sort of in management communicating to data science or machine learning engineers or the other direction or even inside your team. Sometimes there isn't a good common understanding. So this has been the reason why we've done that. And of course, we've spent so many of our other podcasts talking to practitioners who are doing AI, doing AI right using CPMAI methodology, which we talk about, as well as the common reasons for failure, our automation to intelligence series. So we have been going over this since we started back in 2017. So going on six years now for the AI Today podcast. So hopefully you've been enjoying it. And we encourage you to continue to reach out to us and tell us maybe about some other terms that you think people continue to use, abuse, misuse, and we will dive deeper into it and we'll continue to have this glossary series as long as there are terms that need to be explained. Yes, we will. And also we have enjoyed hearing from our listeners, especially as it relates to this glossary series. So make sure to subscribe to AI Today if you haven't done so already so you can get notified of all of our upcoming episodes. As Ron mentioned, we do have more in the glossary series, but we also have some really great interviews as well as additional topics. If you've listened to our podcast now for any number of years, you know that maybe some of these terms we've brought up before. Or if you've taken CPM AI training and certification, then some of these concepts and terms have come up as well. But we wanted to spend time on today's podcast presenting a few terms. Maybe you've never heard of them, or you weren't quite sure how they fit together. So we're going to be going over black box, explainable AI, and interpretable AI. So at a high level, black box, in case you've never heard of it, is just a system that doesn't to understand how specific inputs result in specific outputs. Because we really don't have an understanding of how this works, this is especially true with deep learning. A lot of people talk about black box with deep learning. Relying on black box technology can be dangerous. We talked about how we, in previous podcasts, these idea of algorithmic discrimination, you know, and just maybe trustworthy AI, how are we really just relying on this technology that we have no idea what's going on, that can be dangerous. So without understandability, we might not have trust. So we've talked about how we can, you know, erode trust. We don't want to be doing these things with our system. So to trust these systems, humans want accountability, and they also want explanation. But we understand that maybe we won't always get explanation at the level we're looking for. But we do want to make sure that there is some accountability, and we're not just going to put these systems out in the wild and go, well, whatever decision it comes up with, that's what we get. There's no human oversight. There's no human in the loop. We want to make sure that we're being smart about this. So getting verifiable explanations of how machine learning systems make decisions and let the humans be in the loop is really key to all of this. Now, not all machine learning approaches are inherently explainable, as I talked about with deep learning, but some are. You know, some are more explainable than others, and we'll get to that in a moment. But before we do that, why don't we talk about what explainable AI is? Yes. So there's a term on the market in the industry called explainable AI. It even has its own acronym, XAI. And the idea of explainable AI is that we want AI systems that not only provide their predictions or things that they do when they're doing inference and generalization, whatever they want them to do, classification, regression, clustering, used a bunch of terms that you should know now if you've been paying attention to our Glossary podcast. These are the things that machine learning models provide after we use these algorithms to train on data. But the problem is that the algorithms that we use to create these models don't provide the explanations. And so, well, in general, right, they don't provide the explanation. So we want to build these AI systems that provide explanations at the same time that they're building the model. So this is, again, we need to understand how algorithms and data and models work, right? Because usually when we're building a machine learning model, we take training data, we feed it into some algorithm that tells the computer how to learn with some settings, and then the output is some model. But the theory of XAI is we want to get two things when we output from this process, the learning process. Not just the model as the output, but we also want this explainable explanation model. Needless to say, this is still research. People have not figured out how to build clearly explainable systems, especially for these much more black box algorithms like deep learning. There are some algorithms that when you use them to build the models, they end up in more nature understandable and explainable. But then there are other algorithms that when you use, you train them with data, they result in models that are really not. And there's a reason why you might need explainability. You may be like, well, why do I need a system to tell me why I came up with something? Well, there may be a legal reason. Car ran into someone. Loan was denied. Someone's fighting you on that. Something happened where the system made a recommendation. You lost a lot of money. So having some explanation would be kind of handy, wouldn't it? So our parole decisions where your life might be dependent on a machine learning algorithm. So let's first find out, like, you know, try to understand what does it mean that some algorithms are more explainable than others and kind of get an idea of how that what that means. Exactly. So we had said, you know, OK, deep learning can be this black box technology. It's not really explainable. But that does that's not all the algorithms that are out there. Right. We've had podcasts on many others. So decision trees, for example, they are more explainable because you can actually go back and see, you know, all of the leaves and branches and how it came to the decision that it did. So this idea of random forests with that, that's more explainable. We had also talked about ensemble methods. So we're taking different things, putting it together. Well, OK, maybe depending on how many how many models we have, it can get a little bit trickier, but it still can be explainable. We have Markov models, Bayesian, Naive Bayes. So we had talked about how some of them just are more inherently explainable, but some are not. So when we're debating on which algorithm we want to use, there's this idea of explainability and accuracy. And it's often a tradeoff, but it also depends on the application. So if we want to do facial recognition, for example, we know that we're going to have to do deep learning. So then we're going to have that tradeoff, right? It's going to be less explainable, but we know it's going to be more accurate. This is something that you need to continue to decide. So what's your use case? Do you absolutely need explainability or not? What's the end result? What is this being used for? So, you know, again, there is no one algorithm that rules them all. There is no one algorithm that's better than another. It's just you're going to have this tradeoff and you need to understand that when you go to pick the algorithm. And there's sort of a related idea, sort of an acknowledgment that machine learning algorithms, especially the more sophisticated ones that have proven to provide some fantastic results, are not going to be explainable. And so there's this sort of softer idea called interpretable AI, which is that, OK, well, if we can't get an explanation, can we at least understand what were the main factors that contributed to the decision? I mean, I know exactly, but I could say, well, you know, with some percentage of likelihood, you know, these were the factors that led to this particular outcome. And that's the idea of interpretable AI, which is the ability to provide a reasonable understanding of how an algorithm, which is actually really the model that was generated by that algorithm, arrived at its result, even if the machine learning algorithm itself doesn't have any explainability to it. So so they provide some cause and effect relationships. So you can think, you know, if there is some loan decision system who is a decision tree, that would be really easy because you can look at the model and you can say, oh, well, is this age, this income, this demographic, this zip code, whatever. That's the reason. But if I use some neural net and it just goes seventy five percent chance, deny, I can't like look at the nodes, but it could tell me if there are these new approaches, these additional algorithmic approaches that we can use that say this input was weighted 80 percent, this input was weighted 10 percent. This input was weighted five percent. And I could say here are the contributing factors. So you could think of it like a root cause analysis, some failure analysis. And, you know, this all relates to these ideas of algorithmic transparency, which we talk about in our Ethical and Responsible AI podcast series. You can learn about that. And actually, this is something that we do in training. We have a whole course and curriculum just focused on building ethical and responsible AI systems. There's a framework that involves a lot of questions that you can address and answer. And as you develop your ability to answer these questions, you can start tackling some of these harder problems. So this is something we encourage you to take a look at. We will link to our CPMI Plus E, which is the ethics add on to the CPMI certification, as well as our Ethical and Responsible AI podcast series. So you can dig a little bit deeper into not just understanding what these terms mean, black box, explainable AI and interpretable AI. But what do you need to do to actually put these things into practice? Exactly, because, as I mentioned, knowing them at a high level, that's great. So that if they come up in conversation, you've at least heard of them before. But being able to put it into practice is something totally different. And that is where CPMI comes into play. So for our AI Today podcast listeners, if you haven't taken the course already, we've put together a free intro to CPMI course, and I encourage you to check it out so that you can learn more about CPMI and how it can benefit your AI projects. It's free. So, you know, just click on the link, register, and then you'll be good to go. If you'd like to dig deeper into the methodology and really get a more comprehensive understanding of how you can apply this for your projects for project success and also become CPMI certified to enhance your career and understanding of how to run AI projects, then go to cognolytica .com slash CPMI, where you can sign up for the training and upon completion of all of the training modules and exercises, you will become CPMI certified. We'll link to both of them in the show notes as well, including the CPMI plus E plus ethics as well. So if you'd like to dig deeper into that area, you absolutely can. I know that some of our podcast listeners have already taken that course and given us some feedback on it. So thank you for signing up, for supporting us and taking becoming CPMI certified and joining our very growing worldwide community now of CPMI certified individuals. Like this episode and want to hear more? With hundreds of episodes and over three million downloads, check out more AI Today podcasts at aitoday .live. Make sure to subscribe to AI Today if you haven't already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Amazon, or your favorite podcast platform. Want to dive deeper and get resources to drive your AI efforts further? We've put together a carefully curated collection of resources and tools, handcrafted for you, our listeners. To expand your knowledge, dive deeper into the world of AI and provide you with the essential resources you need. Check it out at aitoday .live slash list. This sound recording and its contents are copyright by Cognolytica. All rights reserved. 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A highlight from Is the Pope Catholic? with Dr. Taylor Marshall and Harmeet Dillion
"Hey, feeling unsure about your finances these days? You're not alone. That's why Noble Gold Investments is here to help. Just hear it straight from the people who they've helped. The Noble crew walked me through everything with no stress. With their help, I could finally sleep easy at night. And now this month, Noble Gold Investments is handing out a free 5 -ounce silver America the Beautiful coin if you qualify for an IRA. Invest in gold and silver with Noble Gold Investments. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. That is noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Hey everybody, it's the end of The Charlie Kirk Show. Dr. Taylor Marshall joins us and so does Harmeet Dillon. We talk about the Pope, we talk about the California GOP, and more. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Become a member charliekirk .com, members .charliekirk .com. That is members .charliekirk .com. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. A high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is an excellent guest, Dr. Taylor Marshall, who is the most popular Catholic YouTuber and has a lot to say about what is happening with the Pope. Dr. Marshall, thank you for taking the time. I always want to make sure I get these facts right because sometimes there could be translation issues for what the Pope says. So let's just, outside of all the media fervor, all the rancor, what exactly was the Pope's position and or statement yesterday when it came to blessing same -sex civil unions? Well, there's been a growing debate and it's really reached, I mean, basically you have five cardinals of the Catholic Church who have written five requests asking the Pope to clarify his position on five key issues. One of those issues is the blessing of same -sex unions by clergy, by priests. Pope Francis has already said that you cannot have gay matrimony, marriage in the Church, because that's between a man and a woman. So theologians have said, okay, well, if we can't have a gay marriage in the Church, what if we have a same -sex blessing in the Church? And this is a big debate coming into a synod of synodality here in October. And the Pope has been very careful about it, but it seems very clear by whom he's appointed and the people he's listening to that he is starting to pave the way for there to be these same blessings, -sex not same -sex marriages, and of course this is creating a huge scandal amongst the over 1 billion Catholics on planet earth. So I'm not Catholic, but I have great respect for Catholics, and something that I've always admired about the Catholic Church, especially in recent years, is some of the strongest social conservatives are Catholic, and there is this kind of promise of dogma that doesn't change, right, that we're going to protect the family no matter how much the culture tries to make us convinced we're going to protect life, we're not going to go along with the trans mafia, and honestly some of the most articulate people in public life talking about the family are yourself, Matt Walsh, Michael Knowles, right, all practicing faithful Catholics. So this is an issue that I see on multiple levels. Let's take a step back, Dr. Marshall. Remind us of some of the other troubling statements, not the internet, you know, misinterpretations that this pope has made that is starting to pave the way to question and weaken Catholic dogma.
A highlight from FULL INTERVIEW - Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney General
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash careers slash USBP. You know, I've had the benefit of living a number of places in my life around the country. Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and now Florida. You know, proud Texans often talk about the Texas miracle. But I would maintain that there's a Florida miracle. There are things happening in Florida that are so impressive and so inspiring that the rest of the country could really learn a thing or two from the governor of Florida, from the attorney general of Florida. And I've wanted to tell this Florida story for some time. So it's good to welcome to The Mike Gallagher Show the attorney general for the state of Florida, Ashley Moody. She is the 38th attorney general in the state's history. She became attorney general on January 8th, 2019, and she has been recognized in her relatively short tenure as an incredible force for good in this sunshine state. Madam attorney general, it's a real honor to meet you. Welcome to The Mike Gallagher Show. It's an honor to be here. Thank you for the invitation. Well, I've been wanting to talk to you for some time because we're looking at the state of the country, and particularly in blue cities and in blue states, where Soros installed prosecutors are looking the other way and are not enforcing laws that are on the books. They're not prosecuting people. They're not incarcerating people. And frankly, here in Florida, Governor DeSantis and the team, the legislative team, say we're not going to be that way. We're going to have none of that. Can you kind of walk us, let's start there, if you don't mind, since crime is on the hearts and minds of so many people around America right now, tell us why Florida has been different. And as it should be, I mean, you're seeing these crime trends in cities and states across the nation, and you sometimes wonder, whether you're seeing footage or you're listening to stories, you sometimes wonder, is this the country we're living in? And sometimes it's unrecognizable. What we've done in Florida is start pushing back very fiercely, consistently against the trends we're seeing nationally, whether that's organized retail theft, where retailers are not only shutting down at record rates, they are losing inventory to shrinkage at historic rates. They say they've never lost this much. And what does that mean for the everyday citizen, the law -abiding citizen that's just trying to provide for their family? That means your costs go up. Or whether it is repeat or violent offenders just revolving throughout a criminal justice system because they don't have a prosecutor in place that's going to make sure that they stay there. These are all trends, and we're not immune to these trends here in Florida. But what we are good at, and what we will remain good at as long as I am in this office, and Governor DeSantis believes this firmly, is that you have to consistently, aggressively, creatively push back against these trends so that they can't take root in our state. And there are a myriad of ways that we are doing that, but I just left an announcement this morning where we've partnered with John Walsh and Crime Stoppers to make it easier for law -abiding citizens to help us catch criminals and put them behind bars. So you've got to continuously push back these national trends, and as long as you're making those policies a priority, you'll see results. What I like is that you and Governor DeSantis and other state leaders have exhibited a sense of fearlessness, and by that I mean the mainstream media is a beast. In fact, I call them the beast. I have a nickname for media and academia and Hollywood and all of that, the inside the beltway journalists. They're a beast. I mean, they're brutal. And I'm looking at a headline here in response to you sending a letter to state attorneys from areas here in Florida that were affected by Hurricane Idalia. You basically said, listen, we've got to keep people behind bars who are looting, because guess what? If they're not locked up, they're going to keep looting. And the headline here from one of these left -leaning websites, Ashley Moody tells local state attorneys to lock up the looters as if that's a bad thing. And that's what I mean about that sense of fearlessness that you've been able to exhibit during your time as attorney general. Right. I think people are sick and tired and now see right through these narratives, the things that make common sense to us, that you would take people that are repeatedly victimizing others or harming others in the community and separate them out from a community to keep that area safe and secure and stable. That's common sense. But you've got these narratives being pushed out there that what we know is right and wrong and black and right, black and white, they are trying to muddy the waters, make people doubt themselves. No, you go back to your core instincts. And you know, look, I am a mom of a young school -aged child. I'm the wife of a law enforcement officer. When I entered into this role, I had to resign from the bench. I'd been a judge for over a decade. I didn't know how I was going to keep up my number one job of being a mom and making sure my child was taken care of at this age and travel the state and make the state better using my experience as a prosecutor and a business lawyer and a judge. But you know what I thought was going to be the most challenging aspect, which was balancing that motherhood with this demanding job, drives me in a way that every day I wake up, I'm looking at how our children might be vulnerable, how our communities are vulnerable, how our law enforcement men and women are just taking a pounding unnecessarily, unjustifiably. And those personal experiences of mine that I thought might be difficult, they just drive me in a way I do not care if I'm pushing up against a narrative that they don't like because I have a sense of what it takes to have a stable and safe community and how I can bring my own experiences to bear in those discussions. And that does not mean that we don't all want better government, better criminal justice systems. That does not mean we don't consistently on a daily basis try to improve, just as I hope every human being does. But in no way, shape, or form does that mean that we put our citizens at risk, our communities are destabilized, that our men and women of law enforcement that sign up for these jobs, laws that they feel devalued or dehumanized, none of that makes sense. None of that is good for a strong state. And while we continue to improve, we have to make sure that whatever policies we put in place, whatever laws that we pass, in no way jeopardize those things. And so I have really, really treasured that the Florida citizens gave me the opportunity to do this job at this stage in my life. I've never felt more determined and passionate about making sure we're doing right by this state. We're on a successful path here in Florida, and we don't want that trajectory to be altered in any way.
Dan Bongino: We Don't Need Cable News Anymore
"Stuff's important. Another thing that's refreshing is the explosive growth in new media. I put out a tweet earlier today. The August iTunes podcast rankings came out and we were number two. It was for conservative podcasts. It was Ben Shapiro, number one. I was number two. Megyn Kelly was number three. Walsh was four. And Glenn Beck was five. you And know, this morning is interesting post -workout. I'm just sitting there like washing my hair in the shower. Right. And I'm thinking, gosh, I never put two and two together. The top five podcasts, at least on iTunes. But that top five is pretty stable across Apple, Spotify, you know, different video platforms. I came to me. It's so strange. None of those people have a cable news contract. The top five people, people listen to podcasts and you meet none of them are affiliated with cable news in any way anymore. None. Not Shapiro, not me, not Megan, not Matt Walsh and not Glenn Beck. And I thought, gosh, this is great moving forward, too, because the power of new media is so profound now that although cable news isn't bad, people said that about talk radio. That's talk radio found way. a You're listening now. Talk radio is going to be just fine. Cable news is going to die. Cable news will be fine. It'll be a different audience, a little smaller, but it's not going anywhere. But I think the point I'm trying to make is the importance of cable news. We don't need them anymore. It's nice to have them. I worked there at Fox. I enjoyed my time there. But we don't need them anymore. In this election cycle moving forward, if we win, there's going to be voices out there that are now unchanged from any corporate boards or anything like that who are out there doing their own thing. You don't have to like
A highlight from Ep365: 4 Things To Help You Improve As A Podcaster - Richard Walsh
"What you want to do from the business podcast standpoint, it builds authority. When you do a quality podcast, again, you're bringing on the right guests. Oh, you're presenting the proper contact. Builds a lot of authority, gives people an easy access. It's free. They can listen. You can build that know, like, and trust factor and really get that authority stand in front of them. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster. It's Adam A. Adams, and I've got a returning guest today. His name's Richard Walsh. We will connect you with the previous episode he was on more than two years ago, which was episode number 45 in the 350 or 360 or three 70 range. But back over 300 episodes ago, he was on the podcast about two years ago. What that means that I'm averaging three a week. I think that's what it means. Three episodes a week, Richard Walsh. His bio is in the show notes. You can check out the other link when he was on his company link is in the show notes and also his podcast itself. So that way you can follow him, check him out, get to know him, hire him. He's a business coach. And the podcast name is E .T .O .P. What does E .T .O .P. stand for again? So that's E .T .O .P. Escape the owner prison escape. That's the title of my best. That's right. I remember my best selling book and I modeled that up. Hey, you know what, Richard? When I was looking at your Facebook, we're connected on Facebook. I thought it was interesting. The regiment for your son. Can we talk a little bit about that? Yes, I love to talk about that. OK, all right. So right now he's doing three workouts every single day. What is this like? So he's going in the Navy, OK, which we wouldn't be doing three workouts a day if he was just going to the Navy. I'm a Marine. OK, he's not going to be a Marine because they don't need to. And we'll leave it at that. OK, no offense. The Navy guys out there, they say the Marine Corps is a department of the Navy, but it's the men's department. OK, so I've never heard. I like it. I love being, you know, I'm not original. So he was going, what's called the buzz program. So that's basic underwater demolition seals training. So he wants to be a Navy seal like it's and everybody does. And they'll go in there and there's a 90 percent fill rate. OK, and most of that's even in the first couple of days. OK, well, he's not going to be that. OK, he's going to make it. He's under no delusions of what it is, knows exactly what he's up for. So we embarked on about two and a half months ago. We did about a five month program to get him ready. So my whole goal is to increase the probability for success. OK, so obviously it's a huge physical demand, but really the real demand is mental. OK, they break you, you break. And it's not as long as you don't quit. You'll pretty much make it if you got the head for it. OK, so but physically, again, the increased probability of success. We need to train properly. OK, so I'll give you a real quick what he does. So in the morning, we do a 45 minute conditioning workout. So that's a lot of body weight and includes pull ups, pull ups, push ups, squats, lunges, burpees, you name it. Like we do a ton of stuff, you know, probably body weight or maybe add weight and stuff like that very hard, do 10 sets of that. So we'll do 100 of everything. You'll do 500 reps of stuff in the morning from there would go directly about less than 30 minutes from there. He'll do a six to 10 mile run, which is hills. We're in a very hilly country out here to do a six to 10 mile road run that in the afternoon we go back for pool and he'll do one to two miles of combat side stroke freestyle to work on training water, of course, underwater on your breath. So he actually trains on that as well. It was a boxer as well. We're doing last two years, so we will occasionally do bag workouts or as he did last night, went and sparred eight rounds with four different guys. So we do this five to six days a week, depending on the six, they will vary. And we also have what you saw today at our house in the yard. It created kind of a little outdoor training. So we'll do like an 80 pound log carry for 60 yards. He'll do 10 burpees. He'll do 60 yard bear crawl. He'll do an 80 pound log carry for 60 yards. He'll run with the 35 pound med ball extended above his head to simulate the boats they run with for 60 yards. Then he'll do a 20, a 20 foot rope climb, and they'll come down and take a 50 pound dumbbell and do a single arm farmer's carry, which is just carried at his side, he'll go 35 yards out, switch hands, do 35 yards back. And we'll do that five times. And normally do that right after his six mile run. And we'll do them. So that's three different workouts and it sounds crazy. And it's cause he wants to be in the men's department. Well, he says, yeah, well, yeah, he does, but you'll see it. I train with seals and everything else too. So they are the elite warriors of the world and he wants to be an elite warrior. Okay. That's what he really wants the skills and stuff like that. So, um, and he has a no quit mindset and that's why. Speaking of no quit mindset, I quoted you and I loved it. I loved the quote says, as long as you don't quit, you'll make it. And I was in junior high, middle school. And, and my band director made us memorize quotes. And one of the quotes I could actually a few of the quotes were about persistence and determination. Not quitting, not giving up one being from Calvin Coolidge. And he basically said like, it's not how smart you are. It's not how intelligent you are, even how educated you are or how cool you are, how funny you are, how good looking you are a lot of those things don't really make somebody successful, but what makes somebody successful is never quitting, never giving up. And so like when we're starting a podcast, it's hard, it's brutal. And he's about to go to, I guess it's probably called hell week or something. Is that what it's called? Yeah. In the program buds itself is like 35 weeks long and that's in like week five. Hell week is week five. Okay. Okay. So yeah, it's a lot more than people. Yeah. 35 weeks, nine months or something with basic and airborne school. It's almost a year to get the whole thing done. Okay. And well, so first and foremost, I want to take something that you mentioned that I think you've taken with you to your business also to your business clients that you mentor, you coach them also to your son, the mindset that you've had to be successful, the mindset that he's having to be successful. And I'm extracting this as long as you don't quit, he'll make it. As long as you just keep getting back up when you get knocked down, you'll make it. And I am curious how this can tie into you and your journey. I know you have episode 45, 45. You were on for episode 45, and I'm sure you've gotten knocked down in the last two years. It's been over two years since you've been on. I'm sure you got knocked down as you were starting your business or you started your podcast. How would you feel just to share some of the trials and how you got through them? Just a few ideas, two or three trials that you've gotten through to get to where you are right now. Absolutely. I'll give you a quick quote too, about losing and quitting.
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: Trustworthy AI Series: Ethical AI
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hello, and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Walsh. And I'm your host, Ron Schmelzer. And, you know, thank you again. As you know, we've been well on our way with the Glossary Series podcast. We've had a number of great interviews as well with some great luminaries in the AI space. And we're just getting started with our trustworthy AI Series podcast. We've had a couple of podcast episodes so far. We have some more queued up and we wanted to vary it up a little bit. I think some people we hear from you, you love our Glossary Series. So a lot of you are really especially going to some of these more esoteric concepts that But they do explain what's going on. So it's very helpful. Some of you who are getting our training, our CPMI certification. Other of you who are just learning these terminologies so you can be better informed and have a good conversation. Well, but we also have heard from some of you that, you know, maybe it's time for a little change of pace. So we are trying to intersperse the glossary with more topics. And of course, this one, we're focusing more on some of the trustworthy stuff, because Making AI work in today's reality means paying attention to some of these really big issues that will kill your projects if you don't do it the right way. Exactly. And so we thought it was important to bring this trustworthy AI Series because many of the companies that we work with, we've started to talk to about this more. And I think in general, with the news, with everything that's going on. Yes, AI is, you know, seems to be in the news a lot lately and people are using it more in their everyday lives, which is wonderful. But in order to make sure that these systems really do provide the benefit that they seek, right? Because at the end of the day, that's what we're hoping for. We want to make sure that we are we are building trustworthy AI systems. And in order to do that, that means that, yes, you need to follow, you know, frameworks, learn from others and actually understand what it means. So that's why we thought it was important to bring this series. If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe to AI Today. We have a lot more in this series coming up and also go back and look at some of the past episodes that we have on the Trustworthy AI Series. We'll link to that in the show notes as well, just so that you can see them all. But on today's podcast, we want to talk about the ethical AI layer of the trustworthy AI framework. And we think it's important to dive deeper into each of these levels. So in one podcast, which we'll link to, we had given an overview of all of them. But we want to dig deeper into the ethical AI layer and say, you know, why are societal ethics important for AI systems and what does that mean? Yeah, as we mentioned, there's five main layers of trustworthy AI, which encapsulates a lot of different ideas. And the reason why they're in layers is because they're not really all addressing things from that same perspective. So as Kathleen mentioned, we'll link to the podcast where we talk about those five layers. But to refresh your memory, this ethical layer really deals with issues of AI systems in society and trying not to do things that would hurt people or hurt society. And so that generally covers a bunch of ideas that we want not only systems to have, but also people, right? We want machines that will comply with the most fundamental of our human values, you know, doing no harm, right? Things like that. We don't also don't want to build systems that make whatever ethical problems we have in the world. We don't want to make them worse. We don't want to make machines that basically are the dystopian version of humanity take whatever ills we have in society and just magnify them. Certainly, we've seen a lot of science fiction movies. And when you watch the dystopian ones, that's what happens. You know, you take things to the extreme. We don't want to make systems that do that. We also want to avoid not only physical harm, that is, you know, machines that cause actual physical harm to people, but other forms of harm, you know, emotional harm, financial harm, you know, any sort of harm to their reputation, harm to their ability to get things done and live their lives. You know, we don't want to be building systems that do that. Right. And we also want to make sure that whatever AI systems we build will never be beyond our ability to control them, because if we can't control them, then, of course, we can't make sure any of these ethical systems, any of these ethical principles will happen, because if we can't control them anymore, then systems will make decisions for whatever systems will do. Ethics be gone. So at this layer, we talk about these big societal ethical issues. Exactly. And so we say, you know, do no harm. But what does that mean? We say to make AI systems trustworthy and beneficial, because, yes, we want to build trustworthy systems, but we also want to make sure that they are, you know, beneficial for a purpose, actually doing something. We always say don't do AI just for AI's sake. So if we are going to, you know, do no harm, we need to make sure that we have systems in place that can do things like, you know, we said don't cause harm. And so what does harm mean? Well, harm can be physical harm. So we definitely don't want to injure humans because of this. But we also don't want financial harm, emotional harm. And that's something that not everybody addresses, but is incredibly real. We had talked in a previous podcast about fears and concerns related to AI. You know, some of these are emotional. We want to make sure that we're not doing any emotional harm, also societal harm, environmental harm as well. A lot of people don't talk about that. And that is in this layer where we don't want to be having a negative impact on the environment for, you know, humans. We don't want to do that. And so we don't want machines to do that either. And also mental harm. So these you know, that sort of goes with emotional. But really, we want to make sure that these are beneficial. And so we're trying not to have harm. We also want to make sure that systems aren't being misused or abused. This is incredibly important and part of that trustworthy AI, you know, especially with the societal ethics, because it can be easy for people sometimes to misuse and abuse technology. And again, we had talked about, you know, we don't want this to be beyond human control. AI shouldn't systems be beyond the ability for humans to control their actions. A lot of people, especially if you have, you know, more philosophical debates on this, we talk about, you know, what happens and how do you actually control these machines? We say this isn't something that you can just unplug. There was a, you know, people talk about you can't unplug the Internet anymore. So it's out there. And how do you go about living your life with the Internet and the things that are on the Internet, whether or not you necessarily wanted them on there or intended them to be on there, you know, maybe 10, 15, 20 years later now at this point. AI systems also should provide some element of transparency and explainability. Yes, there are, you know, certain algorithms that are going to be more explainable than others. But at the end of the day, you need to be thinking about when we're saying do no harm, what what level and what element of transparency and explainability do we need in these systems and how do we go about thinking about that? So really trustworthy AI is going to require ethical AI. And that should hopefully by now you're getting it and you're saying, OK, what do I need to be thinking about when I'm thinking about ethical AI, when I'm thinking about doing no harm? How do I go about doing that? Yeah, you know, and some of it, as Kathleen mentioned, are these fears. And and certainly we can build systems that, well, cause people to be scared because people are scared about things like general intelligence, even though we don't haven't yet built any system that is capable of all the general intelligence tasks that humans are capable of. That's why we call artificial general intelligence, because we don't need to have one system that does image recognition, another system that does text to image and other system that does something else. What if we can build that one superhuman, super intelligent system that can do all these things? That's what people are scared of because, well, machines can do things that humans can't. And if you give them the intelligence that humans have, then I think we're at a little bit of a disadvantage. So there's a lot of this concern about AGI more so than there is concern about the narrow applications, even though we don't have any AGI, we only have narrow applications. Therefore, we really should be more scared of the narrow ones because that's what we have today. But people are really worried about that. They're worried about the singularity, which is this idea that at some point machines will learn how to learn and then we will never be able to catch up. You know, there's these popularized ideas in various books like, you know, Life 3 .0 or Super Intelligence or AI or Final Invention, where they talk about the paperclip optimizer, which are AI systems that are so narrowly focused on a goal that they destroy everything else. It's such a tiny, tiny risk. For a while, you know, people in the press, like notable personalities like Elon Musk and Hawking and Bill Gates were like so concerned about this that they were like, hey, guys, we got to be really worried about it. But then again, now they're building systems that are actually doing some of those bad things, which kind of makes you wonder. So really what we have to do with ethical AI, some of this has to do with just laws. But, you know, we can't count on laws because different countries have different concerns and people will always go to where things are possible. So this really has to do with putting in like logical common sense things in our applications so that we're not intentionally building the robots of destruction, even though we haven't built AGI yet. And we'd tell people have a little bit of a reality check. You'll know that we're kind of heading towards super intelligence when you can talk to your voice assistants and they're not dumb because still you talk to your voice assistants, you tell them something basic and they don't understand it. So, you know, we're really not anywhere near that. But we have to build systems that don't prey on people's fears.
A highlight from BREAKING: Elon Musk Causes Bitcoin Price Dump | EP 806
"Welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the separation of money and state Elon Musk dumps the price that's what people were saying that apparently SpaceX sold I think was like three hundred million dollars worth of Bitcoin but apparently that got debunked apparently that wasn't the case you know they were using a Bitcoin magazine initially broke the news off a Wall Street Journal article which is weird because they did sell they did say in the article that they sold it but then the community note feature on Twitter said that there's no evidence of it so I don't know what to think but I do I'll tell you I'll tell you something it is quite a coincidence that this article came out and then the price dumped the way it did maybe some market manipulation I don't know who knows but all I know is that it's cheaper sats for me and I've definitely been stacking like a crazy person the last couple of days holy cow anyways also we're gonna dive a little bit deeper more into of the details of the news that we covered on Monday in regards to Argentina's leading presidential candidate Javier Mele and this guy has a really good shot at becoming the president of Argentina and once again moving the Overton window and we're gonna talk about what that because we taught we've referenced the Overton window a lot on this show we're gonna talk about whether this guy gets elected or not the fact that he's making it popular he's making it acceptable to talk about the fact that central banks are trash inflation is theft inflation is a tax and the more those concepts become mainstream the more people will be open to alternatives like Bitcoin so whether this guy wins or not there's a really good possibility that he does I'm really glad that he's having these conversations also we have a very special guest and we were able to connect in Canada and Adam from Bitcoin well how you doing buddy happy to happy to get to talk with you again yeah it's good to be here thanks for having me on looking forward to chatting I mean is price manipulation from Elon even a story at this point or is that just kind of like every few months this is this is the way I don't know dude I guess so like it's doge and then it's like what's Walsh is Wall Street Journal trying to like stack some cheaper sats like this is I don't know what's going on bro but like it you can't tell me that it's a coincidence right what's that saying there's no conspiracies but there's also no coincidences you can't tell me that you know that they released this article this hit piece basically then the price of Bitcoin dumps and then on Twitter of which Elon owns they're like no no that's not what it said I don't know I don't know I don't know we'll talk about it but let me bring up my legendary co -host always optimistic he has a his a smile yeah he's optimistic today it's Friday of course he's feeling optimistic I was distracted on the back end Nico this is what you guys been waiting for I've been telling you guys for a minute on the show like I think we have one more leg down who would have known I like who would have thunk that corporate press it's going to flood Bitcoin so that they could pack their bags allegedly allegedly guys but we've been telling you this for a minute that this is the game plan and so it lets you know it's not a coincidence that this is happening but hey you know is is Elon actually selling his Bitcoin we'll see who knows it doesn't really matter like I don't care what he does why do people still look to authority figures to stack Bitcoin makes absolutely no sense to me but hey this is where we are right now and it's only a matter of time until everyone wakes up to why they need some Bitcoin and I'm super excited for today's show not only is it Friday but we had a great conversation before this show started and and Nico's got high energy today guys I don't know if you can tell but he's smiling he feels good it's a good Friday show so there's gonna be a good one we might even get a Nico Jones rant today guys so who knows who knows anyways Nico let's start the show let's start it bro you know why I'm so high energy I had a I was swan slaw last night I know I hate coffee I was at I don't need coffee I know sometimes a nicotine gum here and there but I need a lot of coffee that st.
A highlight from Raising Girls to be Leaders and Live With Purpose with Tiffiny Roper
"Welcome to A Magical Life, Health, Wealth and Weight Loss. I'm your host Magic Barclay, Lead Practitioner at Holistic Natural Health Australia and number one best selling author. In this podcast I aim to give you practical tips on how to accelerate and sustain your health, increase your financial, spiritual and emotional wealth and to look at something that haunts many of us needlessly, weight loss. In some episodes I'll have guests available to give you even more tips but in others the floor is yours. Drop us a line at A Magical Life podcast on Facebook and let me know what you would like to know more about. Now sit back and enjoy because it is time for you to create and truly discover a magical life. Welcome back to A Magical Life, I'm your host Magic Barclay and today Tiffany Roper joins us. Now Tiffany is a mum before she is anything else. She's blessed to have two amazing young daughters who motivate her to be the best she can be every day. She loves learning, improving herself, serving others and growth. Tiffany loves to spend time with her girls and create amazing memories with them. She's been a project manager for 20 years in the corporate world before realising that's not what makes her feel fulfilled and it's not her purpose but it has given her a great background in helping others stay accountable to hit goals in a timely manner. Tiffany is now a coach of mums of young girls who want to hit goals and live a life on purpose so they can be the best role models for the young daughters and create leaders of tomorrow that we desperately need. Welcome Tiffany. Hi Magic, thanks so much and it's such an honour to be on your show. I'm just excited to be here and have a great conversation with you so thanks so much. It's my pleasure. Now I have sons so it's a bit of a different world but when you have daughters I guess there's a lot more onus on you as a mum to make sure that they're not only able to cope in this rather male led world but also to excel and follow their passions. What's kind of the biggest learning curve that you've hit being a mum of girls? Oh my god that is such a great question. So I came from a very strong dad and a mum that unfortunately wasn't very involved and or raising even though my parents were married through my high school and what I found and I thought it was just me is me and my two older sisters were all raised to have that you know take charge, go after everything, you don't need a man and don't depend on one you know and it's helped in certain ways especially in the corporate world and as you said it's very male -dominated especially in corporate IT very male -dominated still and it helped a lot but it also made me almost go on the error of too masculine if you will and losing a bit of my feminine energy because in the corporate world you're not allowed to show emotion you're not allowed to really go with creativity and intuition and that kind of stuff it's you know go go go and get to a timeline and get this done and this needed done yesterday and you know it's almost like you had to take on a persona or wear a mask and I thought it was just me and how I was raised but I soon found in different personal development stuff that I've done that it's really a generation of women that have been raised to you know really depend on ourselves and not depend on men and I think it's really affected the family unit and so when I'm raising my girls I want them to be strong leaders I don't want to create another generation of me too as you will and my daughters you know afraid to speak up and in that I also want them to not be afraid to fully be who they are and that includes you know we all have masculine and feminine energy but that includes to make sure that you're using your intuition your creativity your loud emotion that kind of stuff that I feel like in this generation that I was raised in maybe it wasn't something that we were kind of given permission to do and I think that's been one of my biggest learning curves is how do I create leaders and my daughters without having them see femininity being a woman as something bad or something you're not allowed to do and to truly embrace their full selves. That's great. Now I asked my guests the same three questions and I really can't wait for your answers for these so here comes your first one. What can your expertise do to accelerate health not just physical health but emotional and spiritual health? So I really think and especially because you know as moms we're absolutely the biggest role models for our daughters I really think it stems down to you know we have this like to -do list right and it never ends and you think as a mom you'll just get seven more things done and then if you get all this done tonight it'll make tomorrow easier and somehow that next day's list becomes just as long as not longer and there is no end and so after years of really lying to myself and saying well if I just get through their teething if I just get through this sickness if I just get through this project at work then everything will be okay and I'll have time to rest I'll have time for myself and I quickly found I was just lying to myself so I really think the health and us having a healthy mindset and then being able to be these role models for our daughters that they need is to start with ourselves and I think when we get you know we're exhausted from the day then we have to come up this whole other level of energy when we come home and start all over with our kids and helping with homework or getting dinner ready or getting ready for bed or getting time with them and we just fall down at the end of the day exhausted and we forgot that we're still a person a woman a wife before we were a mom and so we don't have the energy to do anything for ourselves and so we think oh I snapped at my kid today so tomorrow I'm just gonna love him harder that'll make up for it I'm gonna love him harder and it's not your children needing to love harder if you want them to love themselves and take care of themselves you have to love yourself and take care of yourself because if you only show taking care of others which is a great aspect of femininity and being a mom the nurturing side but then you only make them great moms which is awesome but you don't show them how to take care of themselves first and I think that's the big piece we miss as moms we can't go into the do as I say not as I do because it doesn't work we have to walk the walk and be in alignment and start with ourselves very much so now look we talk about wealth here and I think many people think that's just financial but it can also be emotional and personal wealth so what are your top three tips to creating wealth absolutely yeah I think it starts with yourself and it starts with mindset it starts with what you think about money if you grew up in a mindset of scarcity I grew up very poor and it took me a really long time to go oh I don't have to hold on to every little penny that I've actually opened my hand and let money go it will also allow money to flow in instead of desperately holding on so tight to it and so that's one thing is just making sure you have more of a mindset of abundance versus scarcity and then I think another way is to have that that confidence in ourselves that we add value whether it's you know in a corporate world whether you're a stay -at -home mom whether you're having your own business whatever it is don't undersell the value that you give and we often don't have that confidence or feel like we're truly worth it and so we're often undervaluing and discounting what we really should be charging whether that's negotiating at the in the corporate world or self -care we give ourselves or what we charge for a course or whatever that we actually do or product we sell and we really need to understand the value that we give to the marketplace and then charge as such and so I think that again comes back to worth and um and it's you will never make more than what you deem yourself worth making and so just make sure that you're in alignment with that as well so I think we just have to kind of see it holistically while it's great to understand investing and savings and all this kind of stuff um it's really again starts with having the self -confidence valuing yourself correctly and having a mindset of abundance instead of scarcity and so we know really when you give and you nurture you get so much more back than what you ever give in that serving and what we're so great to you know doing as moms so we really just need to have the right mindset in doing that and so we invite that wealth in and we're charging correctly as we're doing it and I think it really just sets you up for very different way of doing things when you change your mindset when it comes to money. I love that answer that's great now listen we do talk about weight here as well and as women we're often plagued by our own weight issues certainly as moms our bodies change so have you ever battled your weight if so what was the trigger to losing it and what can you offer their listeners in their weight journey and also to reduce stress which we know is a key factor and you hit exactly on it I love that because we catch ourselves in this world where of course we're always comparing ourselves with everybody else and it's generally in a negative aspect well I'm not as good as that person I'm not worth as much as that person I'm not as pretty as that person I'm not as skinny as that person whatever it is and of course anytime you're comparing yourself you're stealing joy from yourself and so it's just really important to and do this as well with your daughters I saw a statistic just the other day where they said eight -year -olds are now on diets and I've been really big about raising my girls to understand that your body will change throughout your life whether it's through puberty whether it's you know as you get older and you have kids of your own whether it's whatever it is your body's going to change and fluctuate and to honor that change so you of course still need to take care of yourself and put your health first in order to be there for everybody that you love and want to take care of and you know we all struggle with that and I have my own struggles with it I'm definitely not perfect but just be very careful on valuing yourself solely on your pant size and I think we do that too much and then we compare ourselves way too much and then we need to make sure that we're being very careful with what we say about our body to ourselves we think as we're saying it maybe in the mirror and you have little ears running by because then they start thinking of it that way oh are my thighs too big is my booty too big or whatever it is so I've also been very careful about not making those comments ever out loud no matter what I might be thinking inside at the time and just honoring the female body and knowing we all are going to fluctuate and you have so much value to give that has absolutely nothing to do with your looks with your weight with your pant size but still in that aspect you are worthy and you have so much value that you do need to take care of yourself and do that if nothing else you don't want to do it for yourself which we really should then do it so you're around longer for your kids and so you can still be that role model for them as long as you can possibly be some great distinctions there now we love freebies here Tiffany what can you offer the listeners and where can they find it so I have a a course but I set up a ebook that I have and so I would love to be able to give anybody who is interested it's helping moms get on their own to -do list so it's a top 10 tips for that and so we start really understanding the value of taking care of ourselves and why we need to in order to be the role models we need to be for our daughters and so I'm going to be getting a website and all this kind of stuff up but in the meantime feel free to email me at .com girlmomfamilycoachingatgmail and I will definitely get that to your listeners so I'm very excited to be able to offer that and there's some really great tips and things that I've found over years of you know just research and learning and personal development that kind of stuff that I would love to share with listeners. Terrific and we'll recap that at the end of this kind of roll on but having been raised by a mother that perhaps didn't see my worth as a female what can you suggest to moms that have made mistakes and how do they stop those mistakes becoming intergenerational? That's so smart and such a great question and it's one of the biggest things I want to change we obviously we need to forgive we have to forgive others we have to forgive our own moms for the mistakes they've made I've had a rocky relationship at times with my mom but I've also understood that she could only give what she knew what she had and so she did the best she could with the skills that she had and that's why I didn't want to be this resentful frustrated person I wanted to be someone that could forgive and show that people are you know valuable enough in your lives to not cut out to actually forgive them for it and it's also taught me to step on her shoulders and step on my dad's shoulders who kind of had to be the dad and mom and say this is what I learned from them and instead of repeating those mistakes and starting where they started I'm going to stand on their shoulders and start from there and I think too often because it's easy because we're exhausted because it's a lot harder being a good mom than we really ever thought when we started out and it's habitual we kind of do what we know and we're like I'll never say that to my kid and then all of a sudden you're saying that to your kid and so one forgive your mom and forgive yourself because you cannot give from what you don't already know and if you can't forgive yourself it's really hard to truly forgive others so forgive yourself for the mistakes you've made we'll make them every day anybody who's trying hard is going to make mistakes it's easy to not make mistakes if you sit on the sideline and don't do anything with your kids and don't make any decisions and you know be that type of mom you're not gonna make mistakes well great but you know what I rather be in the game and I rather make the mistakes and I rather learn from them and I rather apologize and show how I will do better because it also shows our kids how they can do the same so I think it's really huge and forgiving you know a mom that's maybe not great in the petting your history and then forgiving yourself and then learning and being determined that you're going to step on their shoulders and do better instead of repeating those mistakes and so we can stop the generational pandemic that we really have in just repeating a horrendous cycle and again it's not from an intention it's not from meaning to I think it's just we have so much on our plates now as moms we're not the moms from the 50s that just took care of the household and the kids and it's not saying that that's a not a huge job because it is that was a lot but now a lot of our mom these moms these days are also you know making the bacon bringing home the bread whatever you want to call it we're earning as well as having to do all the rest of it and it's a lot and so that's why it's just so key to forgive do yourself better the next day but start with loving you I promise you you're never going to be able to teach your kids to love themselves and take care of themselves if you don't show it first and you're never going to be able to love them as hard as you want to if you don't love yourself first because it all starts with you it does definitely now look this is going to probably come out controversial and I'm sorry podcast gods if I'm going there but I'm not sorry as well there's men and there's women and women were built very differently physically emotionally mentally how do we nurture girls to be happy to be girls because there's this you know you mentioned the episode but there is a pandemic of this gender confusion and I think we're losing the essence of what it really means to be female I know you know Matt Walsh did his documentary on what is a woman and so many people couldn't even answer that basic question of it's a chromosomal thing we're born as a woman so how do you help girls in this really gender confused world to know the worth to value being female and you know to make that work another yeah very insightful and great question and I think again it's giving ourselves permission to do it first and it's not even for me it's not even a sex thing we all have masculine and feminine it doesn't matter what your sex is it doesn't matter if you're gay or or whatever we all have masculine feminine and we feel more masculine or more feminine that's just our essence our energy and it's really about not denying it I think we again it's this generation of you go through the the bra burning femininity and I'm not taking away from what that gave us because we're able to kind of stand on those shoulders but I think because of it it's it was almost looked at like a man -hating and it's absolutely not what I feel I love the masculine and that masculine energy especially in a family unit is very necessary and I really think and you know even if it's not in a traditional household you know I'm saying or it's like you know man woman and kids or whatever you still have that masculine energy generally and so and if you don't you know you can have others around you an uncle whatever around you so I'm not taking away from that masculine energy I feel like they have such a want and a need to serve and I think because we were taught as a generation of women to not depend on a man because that's so negative that men have almost felt marginalized they were used to being able at least say okay my value is bringing home the money okay now you can do that so what's my value here and we're so used to saying well if you're not going to step up and figure it out I guess I've got to do it so I'm going to step up into my masculine and then often you have a masculine energy and a masculine energy going at each other and it's causing a lot of fights and a lot of division in families and a lot of families divorcing and splitting up and so I think it's really women you know we need to feel safe and feel like a man is going to lead if he wants to and serve really and a man needs to be able to be vulnerable as well and have that you know a bit of that femininity side if you will and interacting with us as well but it starts with us you can't control others right so I always try to think of how does it start with me and that means I have to step out of my masculine role more I have to trust more and let someone else lead sometimes I have to ask for help and be willing to ask for help even if it's not going to be done perfect if the dishes weren't done how I wanted if the meal wasn't made how I wanted if the clothes weren't folded how I wanted it's okay because they're at least trying to serve and we have to allow that instead of just saying oh well it's not done my way so I'll just do it and then shooing them aside so it's being vulnerable and it's coming with a sincere curiosity in and helping them see where they can serve and where they have value as well and also it's really big about honoring our feminine cycle I was raised unfortunately where I was made fun of anytime I had my period and so to me it was I wasn't until in my early 30s before I was comfortable going getting feminine products in the feminine aisle at the store and so I wanted to make sure for my girls they honored that it's like yes you have this and it's amazing the cycle that you have that allows you to have kids if you choose that's amazing and let's honor that and your body could change when you have kids and maybe never go back to what it was before but wow you just made a how amazing is that and we need to be able to honor our own femininity and be able to sit in it and be comfortable in it instead of always wearing the masculine mask that we put on for our own safety for our own you know trying to step up on the corporate ladder and we feel like it's needed there and so again it starts with us and what we can do and then making sure that we're a four -letter word and femininity is something that you can honor instead of being oh it's man -hating and it's about you know broad burning there's so much more to that and if we step into our whole being as the part masculine a lot of feminine in you know a lot of women as moms we are only going to honor that and I think it's coming back in style and if it isn't I'm going to help shove it back in style if I have to I'll use my masculine shoving energy instead of my flow energy to do that because it's so needed we have that's why I'm on the mission of really creating these female leaders we need tomorrow because again nothing is the masculine but they've kind of had a long time to you know rule the world and we are we are and I think if we have the feminine energy have permission to be the feminine energy and you know be the leaders that we can be for this world it's just amazing what it can become and I know it's been you know heading that way and I think it's really the time to to kind of take over if you will and be our full selves.
A highlight from Why Post Malone Is Against CBDCs
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, N .L .W. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys, it is Friday, August 11th, and today we are talking about everything from an SEC appeal to post Malone discussing CBDCs. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends. Well, at the end of this week, I got called away for some urgent, very quick travel, and so I've had to scramble my schedule a little bit. Given that, you can kind of think of today's episode as a little bit of what the weekly recap normally does, doing a sort of grab bag show of a bunch of things we haven't had a chance to talk about yet, and tomorrow I'm doing sort of a hybrid of Long Read Sunday and a weekly recap where I read a couple essays that I think were about the most important things that happened this week. Then Sunday you get a throwback Long Read Sunday that is really fun. And anyways, all of this is my way of not having to deny you shows as I traveled. So with that, let's get into this grab bag and where we're going to kick off is with the SEC and Ripple. The SEC has indicated to the court that they will seek to appeal last month's Ripple decision. If they are allowed to proceed, the regulator will ask the court's permission to appeal the parts of the decision which went against them. In a letter to the court, the SEC indicated that it would appeal, quote, the courts holding that defendants programmatic offers and sales to XRP buyers over crypto asset trading platforms and Ripple's other distributions in exchange for labor and services did not involve the offer or sale of securities under the Howey test. Now of course, you'll remember that last month's decision found that direct sales of XRP tokens to institutional investors violated securities law, while sales to retail investors through exchanges did not. This is obviously a major significant moment when it comes to the question of whether tokens are securities or not. It's so significant, in fact, that some congressmen have suggested that the notion at the core of the decision, which is that tokens can be offered in a sale that constitutes a securities offering, but that that doesn't necessarily make the tokens themselves securities, should be named after the judge who made that doctrine, i .e. the Torres doctrine. Anyways, the point is this was a big deal. The SEC are requesting what's known as an interlocutory appeal. That's an appeal that occurs over a decision partway through a legal case before it is fully decided. The regulator claimed that dealing with the appeal at this stage could save the court from dealing with two separate trials in the future. The SEC proposed that they could file a brief outlining the appeal in more detail by next Friday. Ripple has the right to respond to this letter and will similarly be able to respond to a full brief. Now separately, the judge has laid out directions for Ripple and the SEC to schedule a trial date in Q2 of next year. The trial will deal with the outstanding matters from last month's order, specifically the allegation that Ripple executives aided and abetted the company in breaching securities law. This trial will not reopen any of the issues that were already decided last month. The SEC is expected to ask for the trial to be postponed until the appeal is dealt with if they are successful in their application. Now Bloomberg senior litigation analyst Elliot Z. Stein gave a little bit of context about what happens next. Stein wrote, That of course brings up the question, will it actually happen? Paradigm policy director Justin Slaughter says he thinks yes. He tweeted, It's odd they waited until the trial schedule to appear, which is why I thought no interlocutory appeal was coming, but that likely won't prevent Judge Torres from granting the appeal request. Former lawyer Scott Chamberlain thinks the opposite. He writes, Judge Torres denies the request. She studiously avoided new law. She found the token is not the security, accepted the SEC's characterization of the transaction buckets to be analyzed, and simply applied Howie and its progeny to the SEC's chosen buckets. SEC failed because the undisputed facts didn't support all the Howie prongs for two of its three chosen transaction buckets, not because Judge Torres shifted the legal goalposts on the definition of those prongs. So next up, we're waiting to see if Judge Torres grants this request. Next up, Representative Maxine Blow a Kiss to SBF Waters is apparently concerned about PiUSD. On Wednesday, Representative Waters released a statement regarding the PayPal stablecoin announcement. She wrote that she was, PayPal instead, of course, chose to launch the stablecoin under the regulatory framework and supervision of New York State. Waters implied that the state regulation is inadequate compared to as yet hypothetical federal regulations. She wrote that, quote, Now, Waters is, of course, the ranking Democrat member of the House Financial Services Committee and has been in charge of negotiating stablecoin legislation over the past 15 months. The Republican sponsored stablecoin bill was finally passed by the committee during a tense hearing last month. In that meeting, Waters voted against the bill, but several younger Democrats defected from their party line to vote with the Republican majority. The stablecoin legislation is now eligible to be introduced for a vote on the House floor. Waters key issue with state regulation is that it removes the Fed as the final arbiter on stablecoins. During debates around the stablecoin legislation, she had said, The Republican bill undermines the Fed's role as our central bank, making it harder to protect the economy against inflation or support maximum employment if stablecoins are broadly adopted. Now, of course, Republican committee chairman Patrick McHenry does not share Waters concern that putting dollars on a blockchain will threaten to collapse the power of the strongest central bank in the world. On Monday, he remarked on the PayPal announcement by saying, This announcement is a clear signal that stablecoins, if issued under a clear regulatory framework, hold promise as a pillar of our 21st century payment system. In her statement, Waters also suggested the Republican bill had slim chances in the Democrat -controlled Senate urged Republicans to, quote, come back to the negotiating table to craft a bill that actually works. Now, Twitter response on this was about what you would expect. Castle Island Ventures partner Matt Walsh said, Maxine Waters is, quote, deeply concerned that PayPal chose the NYDFS path versus the federal path. Federal path for issuing a stablecoin literally doesn't exist. What planet are we on? Austin Campbell tweeted, Politician blocking federal legislation concern company did not file for federal license that doesn't exist because of said politician blocking legislation. You don't get to burn someone's house down and then call it a fire hazard. Next up, crypto infrastructure firm Fireblocks have disclosed a set of vulnerabilities which they are referring to as Bitforge, impacting a number of popular crypto wallets. The vulnerable wallets use multi -party computation or MPC technology, which is typically used in advanced user -facing and custodial applications. Fireblocks are classifying Bitforge as a zero -day vulnerability, meaning that it hasn't been discovered by the developers of the affected software or hackers in the wild. Coinbase, Zengo, and Binance have all collaborated with Fireblocks to fix the vulnerability within their custody systems. What's more, Fireblocks have said they reached out to other teams that might be impacted in accordance with a 90 -day responsible disclosure process. The biggest worry is that this vulnerability was found in MPC wallets, which are intended to be some of the most safe wallet designs in the world. Fireblocks said in a statement that, If left unremediated, the exposures would allow attackers and malicious insiders to drain funds from the wallets of millions of retail and institutional customers in seconds, with no knowledge to the user or vendor. Fireblocks characterized an attack exploiting the vulnerabilities would have been practical. They highlighted that the complexity of the vulnerability meant it was highly unlikely that a bad actor would have discovered the issue in advance of Wednesday's disclosure. Now MPC wallets add an extra layer of security by re -encrypting a private key and splitting it into multiple parts to be stored across multiple devices. The intention is that no single trusted device can access the crypto wallet without assistance from additional trusted parties. The Bitforge vulnerabilities would have, allowed a hacker to extract the full private key if they were able to compromise only one device, which of course would have undermined the entire multi -party security design. Overall, the whole process seems to have been a win, at least in the sense that this was discovered before it was exploited. Still, it's just a reminder that even when it comes to self -custody, things are scary out there. Now let's close with a little bit of a whistle -stop tour in the world of CBDCs. In the UK, the Bank of England has set up an advisory group for its central bank digital currency as it enters the design phase of the project. The British CBDC, which is still not officially referred to as Brickcoin, will be designed with help from a panel of experts across finance, economics, business, and more. The BOE said of the academic advisory group, In February, a consultation was conducted on the digital pound, which concluded in June. The BOE plans to run its own experimentation and design phase over the next two years, according to people familiar with the matter. The BOE will also be recruiting members for its CBDC engagement forum, which was set up to help it, quote, No word yet on whether the Orwell estate will be consulted on the CBDC design. Moving over to Russia, that country will enter a new stage of its CBDC program next week with real -world testing across 13 banks. A law authorizing the issuance of the digital ruble was signed into law last month, while the Russian central bank's testing and design process has been ongoing for over a year. In Wednesday's announcement, the central bank said, quote, The deputy governor of the central bank said that citizens should be able to access the During this pilot phase, 13 banks will test the digital ruble with a select group of their clients. The testing will focus on digital wallets, peer -to -peer transactions, purchases of goods and services using QR codes, and simple automated payments. The central bank announcement said, Now, lastly today, both on CBDCs and in general for our show, pop star Post Malone spoke extensively about what he saw as the dangers of a US CBDC in an appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast this week. Now, rather than me summing it up, let's just listen to a clip from that exchange. Apologies in advance and listener beware for the colorful language. I decided it made more sense to leave it and warn you than to censor Joe and Posty. So how do you feel about the government's digital currency that they're working on? No fucking way. No way. That's what I think. I think that's checkmate. That's game over. That is fucking checkmate. Because if they apply that to a social credit score, if they decide somehow or another that you need some social credit score system and it's for the benefit of society, and they outline that they can track your behavior and your tweets and all your things, you get a score. Already doing that. They just haven't released the fucking report cards. Well, they don't have the kind of freedom that they'd like. They didn't send the report cards home to the parents yet. Everything already is imprinted. Everything is already tracked. Everything is already there. But they just can't control you to the same extent that they would like. What they would like to do is to be able to strip you of your money and to be able to lock you down and then make sure that you comply so that all the other people also comply because they don't want to be stripped of their money. They don't want everything they work for just be taken away instantly overnight and be powerless. No one to call. No one's going to answer your phone. They just decided you fucked up and the rules are the rules and so then where does that money go? Who takes your money? When people start profiting off of confiscating people's digital currency, it's going to be a real fucking problem. It's not all fucking currency is digital. Yeah, but the idea of them controlling all of the money. And it's all unilateral. It's all the same fucking thing. That's a problem. And here's the problem I think is that people are going to do it due to convenience of it. Now one strain of commentary that I saw around this was Bitcoiners being flustered that neither of these guys mentioned Bitcoin. And while I understand where they're coming from, boy is that the wrong takeaway from this. Post Malone has 31 million followers across Twitter and Instagram. He's one of the biggest musicians in the world full stop. Rogan gets 11 million listeners per episode on average, even when it's not a huge celebrity. I think in a lot of ways this conversation about the concerns that come with the central bank digital currency is going to resonate a hell of a lot more for a lot of people given that there wasn't some specific coin solution being shilled. Now of course for us Bitcoiners, we know we have a preferred alternative, but you have to think if we're playing the long game, having people be bought into the fact that there might be a problem here is much more important than forcing them to adopt a preferred solution right away. So to the extent one cares about this set of issues, I think this was a pretty seminal pop culture moment, even if orange coin wasn't on set. Anyways guys, that is going to do it for today's episode. I appreciate you listening as always and until tomorrow, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Living without a brother that she could have been enjoying, that her parents had lost their child. The movie seen yesterday, Sound of Freedom, the Tim Ballard story, or the Buchanan, I think the case was Buchanan is what Megan referred to it as. Maybe I've got that wrong. Homeland Security. That is a very difficult movie to watch because I can't fathom that happening. So, I thank Megan for doing the work that she does, and I thank anyone else out there fighting for the freedom of these children. If you go to, I think it's Angel, it might be angel .com, but it's definitely, the production company is called Angel. If you Google that, what they're offering you is a chance, of course, to purchase tickets for your friends and family online. Very easy. Just show up to the theater with a barcode is what happened yesterday. Paying forward that information. I have not met Tim Ballard. I don't know Jim Caviezel. I don't know any of these people that are involved. Mira Servino. I don't know Megan. My understanding is that that was an incredibly difficult process to get that movie to the big screen. Very difficult. A lot of road hurdles for those folks, as I'm sure Megan is reeling with in her day to day. So, the woman that I'd met in Texas had lost her children to this child protection services. There's something very, very wrong going on in America. A lot of people align it to what happened, what's happening, what happened in Nazi Germany. Again, I'm going to state, I can't imagine having that happen to me and my family. If I had children, I don't have children. At one point, I don't know, but there would be hell to pay, ladies and gentlemen, if that ever happened to one of my kids. As I suspect, is the exact life and existence that Megan is experiencing in hers, and the countless other people that have brought children into the world, into their lives, and it has happened to them. So, unite for the kids, if nothing else. This has been a little sobering and sombering, and I appreciate you listening. This has been yet another edition of Discussing the Truth. By the way, I've got some great shirts being made up. I thank you for your support. Please pass the episode forward.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"All right, so thank Meghan Wallace for joining the show. Please, and get involved if that's something that resonates with you, and that's something you feel that you can contribute to. Please support her and get involved with her. Like I said, I was invited. Even the book that I wrote, Freedom Reserve, No More Lies, someone asked me to write that. Former guest of my show, been on my show a few times, Mark Shaw, lawyer out of California. He asked me, suggested he recommended that I write the book, and I did. So, waiting for trying day. To publish that, I've got the agreement. Staying by, just had somebody, thanks to a close friend, just had somebody pre -order that today. Had somebody two days ago wanting a signed copy of it. Old news is new news, right, in that regard. That's why these mechanics are attacking our history, taking down our statues, because the more they can wipe out your ability to understand from the past, or learn from the past, the better off they are with their narrative, which again is to conquer, to divide America, conquer it. Folks, Trache Trucker Hat, if you DM me, they're available for purchase on my website, but if you DM me on Instagram, I can ship it to a neutral FedEx location. I don't need your address, per se. I don't want your address. I don't care where you live. I want people out there that support what I'm doing to have a bit of me and who I am, right. And me and who I am is disclosing and educating folks on what the deep state is, right. And I get into the economic financial mechanics of the workings behind the deep state. And it's a very real thing. It's a very, very, very real thing. I don't get into religion, and I really haven't spent a whole lot of time on the child trafficking thing, but I want people, I hand stitch these patches onto the hats.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"You. Wow, okay, Megan Walsh just blew my mind. Ladies and gentlemen, this is not where I thought this conversation was going to head. This hit home as soon as she said, now look, that her children have been taken from her. Look, there is something very wrong happening in the American government on various levels, but as I preluded before bringing Megan on to the episode, and as I was talking to someone earlier about this afternoon, the more this country divides, the weaker it gets. There is much prudence in the word united. So how and where do you see a bipartisan relationship? Through the backbone of the Constitution, everybody's got children. In fact, if you're in a gay marriage, you may have children. They might not be yours biologically, but you are very possibly better parents to those kids than the people that biologically brought them into the world, which means you need to rear those children properly, and their extended family, folks, is their citizenry. Their extended family is the United States. Let me give you an example. If you have ever traveled foreign, if you've ever traveled international and you return back home to America, there's a sense of pride. Hopefully you experienced that, but at least in me and people I've spoken to, there is a sense of pride of being an American and a sense of awe, like a gratification of returning back home. Regardless of your political stance, whether you identify as being conservative, whether you identify as being liberal, whether you identify as being independent, whatever it may be, first and foremost, identify as being an American. Embrace the Constitution that has made this country great. Regardless of your sexual orientation, regardless of however you identify, unify under that constitution. And as Megan is alluding to, unify under the fact that you, if you are, are a parent and you have a child. Clearly, this is a woman who is a fighter. You see what her father developed after losing his son? Sounds like he basically created that show, even though there was a show of that format and he, in the UK, and then Fox created an American version and he slid into being the host, but he was kind of already on that track. America's most wanted, who killed his son? But this is clearly a woman. It seems that they're definitely at odds, whatever reason, didn't get into that with her this time. If there's another opportunity for it, perhaps I will. But clearly, this woman is a warrior.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"All I can say right now is that I was, you know, falsely accused and my children, my home, you know, and more. I'll just say that has happened for the last two years. We've been terrorized with my father weaponizing the system and keeping my children from me. I haven't seen three of my children in a year. Ladies and gentlemen, if you can identify with what levels or any of her levels, please get involved. Megan, thanks for taking your time to join the program. Please direct listeners to your website or how they can get involved in fighting with and for you. Yeah, thank you, Ian. Thank you so much for having me. I can't thank you enough and I really think that it's important information for everyone to have. Again, there's a lot of others on Twitter talking about this, a lot on all of the platforms. If you just look up CPS corruption, family court corruption, even on Facebook. But you can find me mainly on Twitter right now. I have a link tree up to my merchandise and podcasts and things like that. But you can find me on Twitter at Megan Walsh, M -E -G -H -A -N -W -A -L -S -H underscore. You can follow me over there. Please share everything and check out who I retweet and who comments. We've got a great group over there and it's growing, as well again as my link tree. And also if you want to support, obviously I have big legal fees and I will be taking my case as high as we need to go because my case actually does endanger, that's for another time Ian, but it does endanger every American family and child, making it more subjective for our children to essentially be removed on anything that they deem that they should remove our children on. So I really need people to come together to put it lightly. But if you want to contribute and donate, please, my PayPal is familyfarmandfaith at gmail .com, familyfarmand, spelled out A -N -D, faith, F -A -I -T -H, at gmail .com. And that's again PayPal or please just most of all prayers and reaching out to us and then really being involved in your community. Ask those questions and you know, let's stand up together for our children. I can't thank you enough Ian. Ladies and gentlemen, Megan Walsh. Megan, I look forward to re -hosting you on Discuss Your Truth and keeping track of the fight that you're experiencing, your battle. Megan, until next time, thank you very much. Thank you
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Megan, talk about some of the successes that you've had in the years and the energy and commitment that you've made to this, to helping these kids. Tell listeners about some of these successes, maybe laws that you've passed or legislation, some of the successes for listeners to look into. Well, Ian, thank you for that and I hope in the future that I'll be able to say a lot more. We have some projects going on that involve legislation as well as not just legislation, Ian. Do you see the politicians talking about domestic child trafficking? Do you want more of the federalized control over our families and our children? You know, so this is something why I kind of divert from that is that because I have many people that know my story, excuse me, know that I've been fighting for the last two years since being an advocate prior to the past two years since my children have been taken from me. Again, my father, John Walsh, and that's a big thing that is also happening. If your neighbor does not agree with you or doesn't like you, they can call CPS and they can make a report and families lives are changed forever and your children are taken and sold through adoption or foster care and trafficked in the end. Again, there's plenty of information about that. Really, I talk about my story and I haven't in a while because I want the focus to be on the American families and children that this is happening to every second even while we talk about this now. So, I am asking for people to come forward. We're asking for whistleblowers to come forward. We are getting groups together so that each community can have access to make the changes necessary within them. You know, I've been speaking out. We've seen a great, great response. The crowds and the amount of people just finding out and realizing what this is has been, it's just skyrocketed and every day it keeps growing and growing and this is what we need to unite.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"The immunity as well as wire business businesses, not the government running these things. And that goes into nonprofits as well. So that's the work that I do is bringing awareness as well as, you know, podcasts online and, and my merchandise and things like that to really be giving ways that people with a tough subject can really make a conversation and really start talking about it and start looking into it in your own communities. This is nationwide and it's a system. So we have to understand how it's happening in our communities. So Megan, yesterday I watched the Tim Ballard story in form of the Jim Caviezel character that played Ballard in, in, in sound of freedom. Me personally, I don't spend a whole lot of time looking at this, but at the end of the movie, which I recommend everybody go out and watch and see this incredible story to understand at the end of the movie, they made a strong emphasis on the fact that this is slavery. These children are being submitted into slavery, which far exceeds what is considered by Americans as this transatlantic slavery. I'm not justifying anything by any means except for the fact that the data is there, that this is this disgusting practice of child slavery is happening. Megan, with your understanding of child protection services, what happened under the Clintons was Adoption and Safe Families Act, ASFA. Maybe you want to speak to that a little bit, but what is there, is there, is there a coverup happening right now in this country? Rescue the Fosters is a great nonprofit speaking out to get the information regarding ASFA title for Obamacare and the literal ways that you notice working through the system and the government increased statistics. We know increases funding and that's really how I'm really happy that this has come out. I have to say that in a very heartfelt way, but I also say it to bring up two sides of the coin. Again, I started with not everything is black and white.
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"But for those of you who aren't aware of who I am, my national children's rights advocate, as well as a whistleblower, if you will, regarding our domestic child trafficking via our own government, utilizing CPS or Child Protective Services, some places known as DCF and other alphabet letters, as we say. So I started speaking out. I'm actually, I was born into politics and media and pop culture with my father being John Walsh. He was the host of a show known, called America's Most Wanted, and I grew up kind of, well, not kind of, obviously, in that shadow of my brother, for those who are also not aware, being Adam Walsh, who was the little boy with the baseball bat, who was kidnapped in 1981 from the Sears Department store in Hollywood, Florida, and that really set the tone for a huge, you know, moral panic, a huge panic over how we raise our children, you know, how children grew up, you know, from riding our bicycles down the street to no longer being able to do that, and what it's done since then for over 40 years. I started speaking out, and which brings us to present day, and what I do now is speak about, you know, how actually CPS is child trafficking, how it's done through our government and through Title IV, Obamacare, and the different ways that it's happening, as well as how do we identify who our modern predators are, our modern day child predators, and what positions would they hold, and what does child trafficking in America look like these days. We know about it, you know, in foreign situations and applications, but what does it look like here in America, and so on and so forth, so that's a little gist of what I do and what my background is. So Megan, I was unfamiliar with your brother. Your brother, he was older, younger, he was kidnapped. What happened there?
"walsh" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Ian Trottier here for Discussions of Truth. 2016 is when I started the agreement with Wynwood Radio, Miami, Florida. Folks, these hats, these Trottier truckers as I referred them to, Freedom Fighter hats, these babies are hot, hot, hot. I send like 10 or 12 of them to folks at the coffee shop, whatever it may be, that want one of these hats. These hats are dynamite. They're $30 on my website. They're $50 for the signed version. If you DM me, if you send me a direct message to my Instagram, I will send you one out, signed, $50 value. Folks, I hand stitch these patches onto the hat. I hand stitch them. Right now, I am hand stitching these patches onto the hat. I was just in an embroidery shop today. She says, do you have iron on? I says, no, I will not iron patches onto these hats or anything. I'll never use iron on. She says, well, how did you get this on here? I says, I hand stitched it. It blew her mind. People cannot believe these patches are hand stitched on. In fact, I was talking to a friend in Florida today, literally used the word, I will cherish this. I hand stitch these patches onto these hats, folks. It takes me time, but I'm getting good at it. I want people to love these hats. I want people to love these hats. That's exactly what's happening. If you DM me, $50 value, I pay for the shipping. I will sign the hat for you. I will send it to you. I pay for the shipping. I pay for the hat. I know it's nuts. It's a deal. Right now, it's a deal. I'll probably keep it that way as these hats continue to fly out of the door. That's just my deal. That's my way of showing my appreciation for you listening to my research, for you listening to my work, and I'm in my seventh year of doing this. So, get a Trottier trucker hat. Get a freedom fighting hat. Wear it proudly. You can buy it on the website. You can make a donation. That's not what I'm after. I don't do this for money, obviously. I do this to take down the deep state. I do this to make America great as it was, as it was meant to be, and I do this for you. So, pass the message forward. We work together. We're in
Matt Walsh Challenges the Trans Notion of Womanhood
"Charlie. What is a woman? What do you think about Matt Walsh's online film where he goes around asking this question? What is a woman? Just look at the chromosomes. So XX chromosomes is what a woman is. And a woman is someone that not that hard. I've praised Matt Walsh repeatedly. I think the world of him. And I think that Matt Walsh has done one of the most effective and quite honestly one of the great services to challenging the trans nonsense that is dominating our country right now. And with the alphabet mafia has done to our country is they're able to terrorize us under this false, this false paradigm of tolerance and I want to emphasize something I've said earlier and for those of you that follow my commentary, I'm very forceful on the trans thing, not because I want to be. I mean, if somebody has their own imaginations of their own existence, I'm not going to police people's imaginations. That's not what the trans thing is about. The trans thing is about them forcing us to agree with their own war on reality. And that is not acceptable at all. Is that you can have your own imagination, okay? You can sit in a room and think that you're something you're not. You can think you're a unicorn. You can think you're rich, you can think you're skinny. You could think you're fast. You could think you're an Olympic athlete. Nobody here is going to police daydreams, right? That's the other side. What we will draw a line on is when you then make us conform or intimidate us or slander us the moment that we think you're daydream is insane.
Biden's labor secretary nominee faces doubts in Senate
"President Joe Biden's nominee to be the next labor secretary is scheduled to testify today before the Senate. Biden picked deputy labor secretary Julie Sue and February to replace Marty Walsh the former mayor of Boston, but a handful of moderate Democrats have not publicly stated whether they'd vote for Sue's nomination, Sue was previously confirmed as deputy labor secretary, but she's faced opposition from business groups critical of her record leading California's Labor Department. She supported an overturned California law that would have required apt based ride hailing and delivery companies and trucking businesses to treat their workers as employees, providing benefits rather than independent contractors, Sue was also blamed for California potentially paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, Donna water Washington
Robby Starbuck Describes the Failures of the Republican Party
"Welcome back to the program. Your thoughts, RNC, the failure of the Republican Party, I see so much good happening in the conservative movement. Robbie, I see your voice being amplified. I see great people like Matt Walsh and Candace Owens, Dan bongino, big podcasts that are growing and that are strengthening I see rumble. I see the media space actually healthier, almost than any other time. I've been doing this in ten years. But I see the party sicker and weaker than ever before your thoughts. You're absolutely right, Charlie. And it's really this gulf between the reality of the base of our party versus the people in control of our party. It honestly seems kind of like the people in charge, professionally want to lose. I don't know another way to describe it because some of the things going on are just entirely nonsensical. When you look at the results of recent history, you know, just look at Wisconsin this week. We're not even close to winning that Supreme Court race, okay? We got obliterated there. And it's a byproduct of really just having no activation on the ground. When you have a Twitter account, beating you, it ground game, literally. I saw Scott pressler one guy on a Twitter account doing more to flip that race than I saw the national GOP app. And just so we're clear, Ronald Romney and the RNC. They wouldn't even call Scott back. That's a fact, Scott said, I call them. I try to do stuff. They want nothing to do with them. How's that possible, Robbie? It's ludicrous. And it look backwards, okay? Who was registering voters for 2020? Who went out there gas stations and got people out all over the country to go to their own gas stations to activating these people at the grassroots to go and register voters to vote Republican. It was Scott. I wasn't the GOP. The GOP did a tiny version of this later on after Scott already proved it successful,
Who Is "Billboard" Chris Elston, Anti-Transgender Activist?
"Let's start with the backstory. Who are you? What did you do before you did this? And why did you decide to start doing this? To go out there, defenseless, with just a billboard. So I'm just your ordinary run of the mill dad from the suburbs of Vancouver. I have two daughters. They're 11 and 13 years old now. They were 8 and ten when I started. And I just learned about this child abuse. I saw this term puberty blockers back in 2019, and I thought, what the heck are those? So I looked it up and sure enough, we are stopping the development of perfectly healthy children. If that doesn't stop you in your tracks, honestly, there's something wrong with you. But not just stopping them because it's not just stopping the development. It's actually sterilizing them. These are children who will grow up who will not be able to have children. Won't be able to have fulfilled sexual lives, especially if they go through the mutilation of transgender surgery. So this isn't just some kind of, you know, we saw it in the Matt Walsh movie where the doctor says, oh, it's just like a pause button on a tape player. You're just pausing puberty. No, you're actually genetically destroying the development of that child, correct? Yeah, there's three steps to this. So first they stop the puberty. Then they give the opposite sex is hormones. So you're giving girls testosterone. This is all a wild experiment on kids. Just the testosterone alone is causing female genital mutilation for these kids. People can look this up if they want. I'm not going to get into it. But it's horrific. It causes all sorts of health problems after four or 5 years on testosterone, they have to get a hysterectomy because it causes vaginal and uterine atrophy, increases all sorts of other diseases. We're sending teenage girls into menopause.
Rep. Lauren Boebert Gives a Stirring Defense of the 2nd Amendment
"Welcome to the program. I want to ask a very simple question. What is the purpose of the Second Amendment? Why do we have it and why should we defend it? The purpose of the Second Amendment is of course to defend life and protect us from tyranny. That is what our founders intended. They didn't want a tyrannical government that was infringing on all of our other God given rights. And they wanted us to have the ability to defend ourselves at all costs. And we don't often hear the stories of the good guy with a gun. The mainstream media that's been hijacked by progressive woke liberals only want to talk about the deranged bad guys with guns. But firearms are a great deterrent and a great protector of light, which is so sacred and something that the left seems to disregard and really just use it for political theater when it fits their narrative rather than actually protecting life when it comes to, let's say, in the womb, let's say policies that don't hurt your way of life. And cause people to go into poverty, you know, there's so many things that the left does that actually hinders life and doesn't protect it, but they're all about protecting the elites and fitting their narrative. But the Second Amendment ultimately is our self defense to protect ourselves from crazy people and a tyrannical government.
Matt Walsh and Charlie Unpack the Radical Trans Movement
"You've been so persuasive on this topic. The film, what is a woman is one of the best I've ever seen, not just on this in this genre, but more broadly. However, some people Matt and I think you're moving the overton window. They feel uncomfortable because they'll say this, but why do I care what you believe with yourself? You know, why would I care if a man thinks he's a woman? And your response is, well, first I care about the truth. And secondly, that's not what we're debating here actually. We're not debating somebody's own personal imagination in their bedroom. What we are debating is why do we have to reconfigure society and accommodate your delusion so that ordinary people have to change our customs, our code of conduct, our language, how we raise our children to pander to an ever radical, mentally unstable minority. Right, exactly. If this was actually just an issue of people in their own homes who are perceiving themselves a certain way, then obviously the thoughts you have in your head, that's not that doesn't automatically become an issue for anybody else until you decide to make it an issue for everybody else. And that's what they demand. Look, the trans movement, the gender ideology movement. This is not clear by now. I don't know when it will become clear. They will not allow you to not care. That's not an option. They're leaving on the table. What they're saying is, no, you need to care about this. This is relevant to your life, but here's what you need to think about it and say about it. They want you to care about it in a certain way and come to certain conclusions. And they're not leaving any other option. This is just the gauntlet has been laid down long ago. Neutrality is not an option, is what they always will say. This idea of live and let live. It's really live and let them rule is what it is,
Charlie Welcomes "Transphobe of the Year" Matt Walsh
"Joining us now is the transphobe of the year 2022, someone who is considered to be dangerous because he tells the truth, I have an amazing amount of respect and admiration for this man. Matt Walsh joins us now. Matt, welcome to the program. Matt, this has been. This has been an awful week. And I want to read one of your tweets here because I think it's important. You say, quote, trans activists believe that those who oppose them should die. I know this because a great many of them have told me this. They have communicated the message to me and my family in many ways, they think their right to affirmation supersedes your right to live, Matt, I completely agree. Some of the nastiest interactions and death threats I receiver from the trans world, Matt, how should we think about all of this? Yeah, I think this is something that people are people are maybe beginning to understand, that obviously in our culture these days, if you take a stand on any topic, and if your stand happens to be correct, then you're guaranteed to get pushback. And the bigger your platform, the more visible you are than the greater the pushback will be. So we know that. But when it comes to the trans issue, it just is different. It is different. There's a kind of there's just the intensity of the evil behind it. And the way that they feel, the people that come after you trans activists, they feel absolutely entitled to say and do anything at all. To shut you down, silence you intimidate you, and they feel entitled to do it because they've been told by society by our institutions that they've been implicitly and sometimes explicitly encouraged to act out this way.
Charlie and Jack Read a Statement From the "Trans Resistance Network"
"Now is Jack the Soviet Jack. I'm going to read this statement from the trans resistance network. It's almost hard to believe it's not parody, and then I want the great Jack posobiec to respond. The trans resistance network says the following regarding the shooting in Nashville. I thought before I was going to read the statement that it was just going to be kind of a standard boilerplate. This is awful. We don't like violence, you know, kind of similar kind of very just whatever out there, fine, okay, check the box. It's extraordinary. And this is the way many trans people think this is the way that many and I put in quote trans people when people with mental delusions think this is how the media thinks, listen to this. So they say, we want to point out that the incident in today Nashville was not one tragedy, but two, if I was reading this, I said, what do you mean two tragedies? First strategies, a loss of life at three children adults, we extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers. There's nothing we can offer that will comfort the hurt or ease the sorrow we mourn with you. And then the second part, the second and more complex tragedy is that of the shooter. Who felt that he, she, had no other effective way than to lash out by taking the life of others and by consequence himself, we do not claim to know the individual of access to their inner thoughts and feelings, we do know that life for transgender people is very difficult and made more difficult than the preceding months by a virtual avalanche of anti trans legislation and public call outs by right-wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than genocidal eradication of trans people from society. Jack, the trans resistant network is blaming us is blaming Michael knows blaming Matt Walsh blaming Jack posobiec blaming all of us for the massacre of children. This is the official statement of the trans organization, Jack your thoughts. Look, Charlie, I think we need to be very clear about what happened here. This is a massacre of Christians. These are Christian innocence, okay? And in my textbook, that's called murders. When you have the murder of Christian innocence, that's called martyrs. When you have the murder of Christian innocence, that's martyrs, but Charlie, I think what is so insane about this statement is it ties into what you were talking about, the trans genocide conspiracy theory. And the transgender side conspiracy theory is spread by transgender activists and increasingly many people in prominent roles, authority roles in the United States to claim that there are some sort of, I don't know, Jack posobiec and Charlie Kirk, death squads going across America, targeting transgender individuals. It's just not true. It's just
"walsh" Discussed on Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
"Yeah, you guys, can we just start a new podcast called triggered? And just get people on who are and just say, hey, you know what? Yeah, walk it off. Walk it off. I say, what are my daughters? She's not really triggered, but she was like, she just, she just had like, I guess I said, I forgot what it was, but I was just looked at me like I was a dinosaur. And I just said, I'm not like, I said, I just want to live long enough till you get to watch a 20 year old be horrified by what you just said. Because it's like everybody is going to horrify the upcoming. I thought I was the most woke ass person in the 80s and 90s. It's like my parents, these fucking boomers. They don't know what the fuck. They suck. And it was like, nope, now I'm like, yeah. Go to hell. You guys, we're now we're going to get the triggered people on our asses. I'm going to have a bunch of trolls. They're like, you don't think triggering is real? Triggering? My father died of triggering. You don't think that? Well, he died of triggering. He died of it. I just buried my father. Because he was triggered by a gay joke. Stage 5 triggering, so. What's the difference between triggered and feeling something deeply? Having a feeling. I think having a feeling that passes. I think peace in the next Atlantic on this. And I can't wait till you read it about her. Okay. You guys, let's okay, I know. Did I bring it down? Did I bring it too far down? No, not at all. We can cut this all out. I will be cut out of this by the end of it. Or if it's getting really down, we can just add guide, we'll just add yaki sacks underneath it. So I sound like old lady Walsh, like, I can't believe these kids with the triggering. But it does feel a little, I guess that's true. We do this all the time. I will never work again because I've triggered it, yeah. Oh, well. It was a little get off my lawn, but we'll take it. Get off my lawn. Shake your fist. Kids. Katie, it goes without saying, but I was saying anyway, you're an utter delight. Absolutely delight. I'm so happy that we did this. This is so fun. This is the highlight of my week because all I have to do is may I say you were incredible interviewers. Okay. Thank you. Thank you. Feel free to share that. I love that by me so happy. I hope that I know so I appreciate you doing this. This was so nice. It was really fun. Thank you. Thank you so much fun, yeah. It's always fun when we have like a friendly buddy onto where we're not like, yeah. Yeah. You weren't worried about offending you. No, I didn't. I was gonna do a monologue, a sonnet, one of my favorite, from Shakespeare, but I could say that you people aren't serious about my craft. And we were going to go a different direction. So we're really at the time. It's a shame we can't hear Kate talked about the crap, but look at the time. That was our trigger word. We heard Kraft..
"walsh" Discussed on Doin it! with Danny and Jenny
"I just took my edible and my whisky. And I can't do anything. I could deliver maybe. In a pinch, I think I could probably land the plane too. Can I show you when it regularly shaped mole real quick? I can say all the things that you're supposed to say like, I'm a doctor, and you could say all that, get this. Yeah, yeah, I know. Get a bev nap stat and a stir. We've got to, on a plane. Peanuts. Oh no, someone has a peanut allergy. Get the pretzels. No. But isn't it remarkable to just because of the Internet and social media, especially like how much we've realized how ridiculous people actually are, like, how many insane people that think you're the person that you play on, whatever show. Like, Danny, Danny, and they're like, you probably got shit from like Modern Family, you write an episode and somebody's mad at you for the episode. Oh, my God. It was the craziest thing. I remember the first piece of hate mail I got. It was for the first, it was the first sitcom episode I was ever credited on. It was evening shade with Burt Reynolds. And it was my episode. And you got to work with Burt Reynolds, okay, I'm going to stop now, but that's pretty impressive. Pretty cool. Yeah. It was except except for the actual working with Burt Reynolds park. Oh yeah. Yeah, but the idea of working with Burt Reynolds, amazing. And that was like, wow. But it's really that you're distributing that in about ten minutes. But no, but I wrote a joke. It was for Michael Jeter. RIP. But it was like, there was a business deal and I said, this deal is falling apart faster than a leper in an aerobics class. So, and apparently I thought it was a good joke. From the left front, it's not even called leprosy anymore. It's called Hanson's disease. And I'm glad it was basically, it wasn't this, but it was basically dear Jew producer. It has been called, it happens to be called handsome disease. That's very redundant. And I hope you find it. And it was like, wow. I mean, I had that I still have that frame somewhere because it was just so my first piece of someone outraged. What always gets me is, you make jokes about everybody in like a half hour comedy show. And everybody's fine with every other joke that isn't about their group. So either you just don't like comedy or you're just a selfish prick who thinks you're above being with those sense of humor. I just never, I never. You can make fun of on the day my dad died. I went to I had to come back to a job and my comedy writer friends made jokes about it. Like it was like, that's what I wanted, you know? Yeah. Why has there ever been any line Kate that you've had that you're like, I can't say this is too much? Has there ever been something that's gone too far? Besides you getting hate fucked? No, no, I didn't have to say that, but I just had to do it. It was a delight. Oh my God. No, he actually had a really great director and that was actually all right. So just in case you guys wanted to circle back to the hate fucking experience, it was always..
"walsh" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Walsh show brought to you from a little known station in Sacramento, California or a Heritage station. Can't be Kay. The Mighty Flamethrower Cab. Okay, Washington Post is telling us that talk radio is in decline. Take umbrage. You know, Rush Limbaugh, The most successful talk radio host in history, arguably is ailing. Also They say the medium he helped revolutionize of the past 30 years is ailing. I'm a talk radio. Um And when they say Dimensional radios decline appears to have accelerated sharply during a pandemic. Daily communities have been disrupted by staying home orders at a new work from home culture, wiping out part of radios, lucrative drive time audience. It's unclear, they say, whether those listeners we turn after the pandemic subsides and the traffic jams return. Well, you know, I'm asking you that as well. Is that true? Or you? Are you still listening? Even though if you're working at home, or what have you not have making that community is still listen, when you go back to listening, if you you know if you're going back to if you're gonna be going back to work Who are we talking to? Wasn't Gary Kendal before the break. Sorry about that, Gary. Sorry. I could remember who exactly I was talking to, But you're about to make a point. Thanks for hanging in there. Gary. I know Gary. You're on a roll, and I told a spaced it off. My apologies, sir. That's all right. And that's another problem in the business. Now that computer runs the time sex and everything. I know that but that you know another Asai watch this evolve. I watched corporate become very big in the medium. And with that comes uncertain times. Certain ideologies that are that have to be adhered to by certain people. And I'm not saying you, but I'm saying some some companies didn't want to hear. Corporations didn't want to hear another alternative view of politics or economics, and so they didn't want to hear. The feedback and they didn't want to hear people complain. So some of that has been erased and That has, I think, uh, Reduce the power of talk radio and that we don't have the free exchange of ideas. And I think that that has Some of them is still available. If there's a small station, the voice of the foothills up in Auburn six calls course 15 30. That's still going, But I think that you have hit another point on that. It is a personal thing when you're supporting local businesses, and it is very important. This isn't national stuff. This isn't a national corporations. You know this is a local businesses, right? Local restaurants, local Business like like you just said stones. And this is a medium that which in which they can get their message out. That's right if that goes away Then we don't have that for them right now. It's a shame and what I what I've seen also is the is the, uh the If you want to look at the newspaper newspaper, the editorials is sometimes where you is the only way you can see if In certain circumstances, the free form of ideas back and forth. Which we used to have. Well, I appreciate you taking my call and hanging in with me. My pleasure. Gary. Appreciate your job and be careful what you wish for. Yeah, You're right. Well, let me I'll tell you some Gary Gary. Thank you for the call it I'm gonna I'm gonna really quickly comment on that. Be careful What I wish for. Here's the thing. I do my own show and I know what you're saying about corporations. Maybe that's why I'm not syndicated. I'm not a political show. Truth be known. Yeah, I would like to be syndicated. Okay, That's the honest truth. Because then you reach more people, right? But I'm doing my own show. I'm not gonna work for a corporation is going to tell me what topics to address. I'm not doing it. Not doing it. Just refuse not going to do that. Won't be a part of it because then it's not genuine. So Yes, it is a free exchange of ideas. And I love that again. This is the only medium really where you can have that. Let's go to Jennifer in Sacramento. Hello, Jennifer. Hey, that's how you doing Good, Jennifer. I am. You know, I was I was telling candle when she answered, you know, I should I do about both equally. But, you know, more importantly, um I have a friend of mine. He told me about this little known show many years ago, Back in 1984. And it was the doctor Demento show. Sure. On and he introduced me to some wonderful music and I've been following weird. L since 1984 my bologna. Yep, That's right. Eat it, and another one rides the bus right on, and he has just celebrate a little over 40 years in the business, he has outlasted. Many, many of the artist that he is parodied. It's true. That's right. All right. We'll use the good doctor. Yeah. Yep. And I just want to tell you that I appreciate you being on the air and I and I know the conflict about wanting to be syndicated. But also the fact is that you are able to express your own ideas for not being syndicated. I mean, I've I've talked to you a couple three don't know about 34 times before, and you have wonderful topics. Thank you. Um and you're welcome. And, you know, I also listen Toe coast to coast with George Noory and stuff and Um sorry. Not trying to do that as a advertisement. Okay, I promote him too. It's okay. Right on after myself. That's right. Um, but it's also interesting that I do Listen to Asst. Borras the news. I listened to the radio more with regard to the news because it seems that all the news stations just regurgitate What? They've been told to Dios. What what told to say, and I just I'm not that kind of a person. Well, I will say that. I think the KPK does. A good job. Some people may argue may not argue made those people out there. They don't trust any meat, any media outlets, but I think we do a pretty good job of kind of given the news without having that agenda. If you tune into a lot of television, there's there's always an agenda with the news outlets and the networks. And it does happen and radio as well. In fact, that was a lot obviously. But I have to give kpk credit. I think that they do a pretty good job of just kind of delivering the news. Hopefully..
"walsh" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Rain will arrive in the late evening Well, ceelo tonight of 50 to 54 tomorrow Mostly cloudy skies with a couple of showers tomorrow will reach a high 58 to 62 Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a couple of afternoon showers Wednesday will reach a high 53 to 57. Mac, you others. Drew Shannon News 93.1 kfbk. And we've got Chico with 59 degrees 59 out Grove in 57 in full sum. Are things did you Michael's editing and reading the news force? Of course, so appreciate your help. And Kendall. Toby, who's here? Yes, our technical producer who's here for the Pat Walsh. Oh, as always, And now here's about Wallace himself. She's always here, isn't she? I know I love that about her kitty. Happy Monday. Yes, it's having my Wow. I just always you're all dressed up. I am. You are all dressed up. What is going on here? You know, I thought about this. I thought I'd get dressed up and then I but I realized I see you. It's a total rest. Well, thank you. And I figured I really only see you and Kendall. Yeah, I know it's that's about it. You know, I'm gonna get dressed up for you Did this for us? Yes, I did. Oh, You are trying to show them. I'm appreciating it. I am appreciating it. Someone else sees. No, I know it. I know. I realize that never realized, like like the one seizure. You could just dressed like a slob, You know, used to be when we worked here in radio. People always say oh, you don't have to dress up, but we used to have tons of salespeople here managers. Visitors coming through, you know, officials and politicians being interviewed in different rooms. I mean, we dressed up because there were people here. But since Coben Mm hmm. Like a ghost town in here. It's like chickens. That's it. You still always dressed nicely, I try. It's not like you're wearing sweats and things. No. Even some sweats look nice, too, But it just depends. I don't quite dress up the way used to and where a lot of, you know, dressing dresses or anything like that. I think it's time we need to get I need Feel professional. But luck. You look great. Thanks for doing that. Thank you. I'll give you buy. Thank you. Thank you. Okay, so even talk about the homeless have a little angle I want to take on that tonight. Zombie Nation, Highway one Tony Bennett screech. It's the power Walsh 07 to 10. Don't miss it. It's next. I'll see you tomorrow. Which four Here on news 93 point when kpk and live everywhere on the I Heart radio app. Next update in less than 30.
"walsh" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"All right. Eight minutes past the hour. Welcome back to the pound Walsh. Oh, I'll tell you what there's so many things like little things I want to get, too. I'm gonna be all over the map for a while here. So bear with me in the next hour, so and if you're listening to all this gibberish, and then you want to call up and my comment about anything. Well, you feel free to do that, Please. That's what we do. This is a talk show. So we talk. We we have a conversation. But in the midst of all of this, there's a lot of things I want to get to, you know, Candle a couple of nights ago, someone called dot God, I wish I could remember everyone that called about and everyone's name and I apologize that I that I don't all the time. But a couple of nights ago, someone called up here and I said That they had made a couple of the banana cream pies that we talked about during Christmas. So we put the recipe up there that I had made and then so people he's been in the cream pies. And then he called that one. If I had a few remember this is a recipe for ribs. Barbecue. Remember that phone call? Why I have I'm gonna take a couple of minutes. At some point here on this windy, blustery, rainy, snowy night. We have the most remarkable rib recipe You'll ever hear of serious but I'll just take a couple of minutes. Um And then And then we were talking also about the damage done because of the wind and the rain and snow, and it would have you We have a couple of stories about that. But here's something for you. I mean, I don't know. When I saw this, I thought How Is this not leading the evening news. Well, we'll get to it right here on the power. Walsh. Oh, this is very important. This is apparently a great advancement in the battle of co vid..
"walsh" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Has to return her to the people. It is kind of slow. It's got a couple good action scenes, but great performances by Tom Hanks and Elena Single as Joanna. The kid the first time acting debut. Absolutely fantastic. Like that little slow, So I'm giving it four out of five. But it is definitely were streaming, especially if you like, kind of the old school Western. I do. I would love to see it. Give us the name one more time. It's called News of the World News of the world. Check it out. I'm gonna jump and check it out this weekend. Listen, Ken dog dogs movie house dot com. Thank you for being here marked voice guy. I love you guys. Thank you so much. Appreciate you guys in the hoot, huh? Come by and watch it in the man cave. I will. That sounds good. By the way as we go out tonight, Teddy Gentry basis for Alabama celebrates his birthday born stained 52. Have a great weekend. Everyone Thanks for being with us tonight. See you next week. Pat Walsh. Oh, God bless America. Wait. It may not be Tuesday, but it's still the perfect night for tacos. So grab some older Paso standard stuff. Taco shells and portables. Older passes..
"walsh" Discussed on The Young Jurks
"One of our past guests who we love City councilor at large boston. City councilor at large julia. He posted a comment and she posted her name. And i'm wondering what that means the. Let's just go to the you know. Boston mayor's race because this is the i'm circling it like with my cursor. People probably can't see that. But i wanna know if julius running because everyone else is running and and i love some of the campaigns and i know you do Julia i just love what she's been doing lately and i love her always on our show. What what are your comments on. This mayor's race. Kelly walsh boston mayor. Marty walsh just recently announced. He's he's going to be taking a position with the joe biden's library labor as as his labor secretary. What do you think how so I definitely don't think that marty walsh the best option for labor secretary so i apologize to the rest of the country when i say i'm thrilled for boston And for what this means for the mayor's race. I think he was really hard. Pointed unique and the fact that Deceit is now open. I think we still need to really Appreciate how michelle wu and andrea campo jumped in before this was in open field before they were going up against someone who had millions of dollars in his campaign account because that was really Counselor makiya just left accommodate. Yeah i do think people assume that massachusetts is a highly educated but they didn't do enough education on voter education to the places that needed it But yeah i think that The fact that michelle went andrea campbell jumped in before this was an open feel really shows how committed they are actually making change In boston whether it's desperate there it's not just for their own political gain In i guess. I'm supporting michelle. Wu think she's the only candidate who has proposed plan so far that boston really needs on lakers white green deal on fairfield public transit of be Really big structural change like elizabeth warren size who endorsed through today are on angrily looking forward to seeing more comprehensive plans to defend the police zoning reform on a lot of issues that needs to be addressed and I'm looking to senior else jumps in. I think it's likely going to be a crowded fields And i just that every campaigning. No centers people in boston. Listens to their voices And keeps on developing on developing more policy..
"walsh" Discussed on The Young Jurks
"So i don't necessarily think you know starting A new party all in its own right now is the best solution to that and i think we need to take away power from the republican party which has lost all legitimacy and also create more viable opposition from the left. I'm does a lot of good work by running candidates in democratic primaries and really creating on institutional opposition from the last But yeah. I think the two party system isn't working for anyone. That's part of the reason why i really supported the right choice. Voting initiative in massachusetts which. I'm really sad. But i think that we need to create pathways for candidates who don't feel represented by either party to still be able to run and win and serve in office and we have an comment agreeing with you. It's exactly who america is in has been which that's when i when i look at What i see the videos. I'd say that's america. That is a that is a reflection of of who we are and we've been seeing it. In a local town facebook groups. We've been seeing it at local protests. We've been documenting been interviewing folks who are experts on this stuff locally. Who told us it was happening. And they predicted that it would get worse and guess what they were all right so With a young jerks. I'm sorry cala. Do some say on that. I agree. I think some of the pictures like you were talking about. The ones that stood out to me the most were people. You know waving confederate flags You know throwing stuff around Attacking each other on an behind them on the walls of the capitol where pictures of bearing similar means of you know. American soldiers attacking native americans or Fighting fighting in different wars and it really just shows you how this violence whites premise White supremacist violence is a very very common pattern. In american history. And it's really interesting to see those images juxtaposed get more comments another question to Asking hillary diane who has done some great work. she actually helped Pass a hemp bill for local hemp farmers. The state house. Recently she asked Rank choice voting. What do you think about that. I was a big supporter of the right choice building campaign..
"walsh" Discussed on The Young Jurks
"Welcome we're live by crawford young jerks promise you a another special show tonight. It is a special show. We have a guest waiting patiently. We're already talking. I can't wait to get her on. I'm going to get around right now. I don't even wanna wait. We're gonna talk a lot about two massachusetts politics. There's things happen on the mayoral race. Isaiah race we. I mean it's a race now. I it was already a race now. It's a real race because we don't even know who's running. There's so many people that may may not be running. We're gonna find out tonight What cala walsh. Thanks here. she is kelly walsh. Welcome to the show. Hi thanks for having me on. I'm really excited to the ear. I think i hit the. I got so excited. Hit the button early. I meaning to give you like a big introduction. Sorry i don't need a big run. Will you know what can do it for us. Because i think you're you're you're you would do a better than i will. Of course i'm so my name is cala. She her pronounced and sixteen. I live in cambridge. And i have been active in massachusetts politics on for two years. Now i guess And most of my involvement has been working on campaigns You know advocating for candidates. Like ed deal with warren jordan on also doing more issue focus work like with the climate strike and organizing with act on mass for more transparency in the state house. So yeah. I've been following all the races and all you know the drama Developed in the past few weeks on. And i'm really excited to be here talk more. I can't wait 'cause like i was thinking just the last couple of days like who dawn on me because how much i re tweet your stuff like i was just like who do i reach more than cal right now and i was like schilling title. And you are like the top two if its cannabis shalini. I'm always re tweeting. Almost everything she posts and the same with you on the mass paula. What do we say. mass police. Mass all napoli. Napoli thank you but with an m mapelli so the mapelli hashtag map alie. It's it's always you. So i'm always re tweeting and i was like mad. Gotta get are on the show because you provide so much information. I started off. I don't know if you wanna talk about him right now. Even kick it off. Allan tino how we say. His last name capobianco. Yep you got it right. i did. He had some interesting tweets. I think we should talk about him. Tonight i wanna talk about the mayor's race. I wanna talk about the governor's race but i think to open out. We should definitely talk about the topic of the day in america. The topic of the day in the whole world probably at this point is what just happened in washington. Dc in the coup. And how you've been posting videos and stories what do you what's your takeaway. What do you wanna say about all of that. Yeah i mean. I think we're so many different take weights and things to think about. I definitely say like these. I'm really grateful to meet represented by someone like me..