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A highlight from 105. I Couldn't have Predicted This EFT Tapping + Talk
"From iHeart Podcast, Supreme the Battle for Roe tells the story of the unlikely champions behind the landmark case Roe v. Wade. Starring Maya Hawk as 26 -year -old lead attorney Sarah Weddington. Or challenging the Texas abortion laws in federal court. And Academy Award nominee William H. Macy as Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Time is not the most important factor. Getting it right is. Listen to the podcast Supreme the Battle for Roe on the iHeart Radio app or on iTunes. Hi I'm Nicole and I'm an EFT tapping practitioner and I want to help you learn how to use EFT tapping to grow as a person, to grow on your spiritual path, and to truly change your life in any way that you are looking to change your life. Because I believe that we deserve to have the life that we are meant to live. Thank you so much for joining me today. Let's get into the podcast.
A highlight from The Dame Trade Hostage Crisis, a Lethal Browns D, and Miamis Speed and Motion Apex With Wosny Lambre and Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, a little football, a little basketball, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is presented to you by NFL Sunday Ticket now on YouTube and YouTube TV, football season. It's here, baby. And with NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube and YouTube TV, you can watch your fantasy players out of market Sunday afternoon games, no matter where you live. Get NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube or bundle with YouTube TV to get even more football. Visit youtube .com slash BS to sign up now. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. It was my birthday. So I decided to treat myself with one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill. Me, Sean Fantasy, Chris Ryan. It is basically the 40th anniversary of this movie as well. So that was a fun wrinkle. Plus my mom's favorite normal movie. And I actually asked my mom to come on this podcast. She turned me down, had no interest, said nobody wants to hear from her. I said, that's actually not true. People would love to hear your thoughts on The Big Chill. She said, no, I have not heard from her about the episode yet. I'm sure something made her mad, but I was very excited about this episode. It's almost two hours. We had a great time. So that's it for that. Next week, Kyle Brandt's coming on. And you know what happens when Kyle Brandt comes on. There's a specific type of movie we do. So I'll just leave you with that thought. You can get excited for the next six days. Coming up on this podcast, we're gonna talk to Big Waz about the Dame lowered trade saga, which has kept all of us hostage for the last three months. But now there's signs of light that something might happen. We're gonna talk about what we think is the single most fun team Dame can go to. So there's that. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi is going to stop by to talk about, um, the Dolphins and the Browns and Caleb Williams and all of the midweek football subplots that we find. So fascinating, really fun NFL season so far, by the way, I've been, been enjoying myself. I just realized that media day is coming for hoops on October 2nd. Rosillo and House and I are doing our annual over unders triple pot or however many parts that's going to be. That's going to be sometime in mid October. And I've done zero research. I have no NBA thoughts whatsoever. I've been just in football, football, football. So over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be, um, diving into the NBA as well. This is a very, very busy time, but also an unbelievable time if you love sports, which, uh, I still do somehow, um, very excited to see where this NBA season goes. I can't remember more teams either in flux or feeling a little worse than they did last year or feeling completely different than they did last year. I keep staring at the, the big slate, like, who do you love in the East? Like, who do you love in the West? Denver, maybe they're benches worse, but it's just a really hard one. Usually when we get to the end of September, we always think, all right, I feel really good about these three teams and I just don't feel that way yet. So maybe as I dive into the, uh, my whole research process, which by the way yielded for you guys, Denver in the finals last year, that was my big bet. Um, maybe as I throw myself into this process, I will, uh, I will have some, some dimes of knowledge for you in October. All right, we're going to, uh, start this podcast first, our friends from Pro Jet.
A highlight from Evangelism: Muslims and Mormons
"Of things, looking at how when we speak and reach out to those who are around us, specifically we'll be talking about Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and then atheists as well. What are some things that as we seek to point them to Christ, what are ways in which we can engage them well? And so we are going to do those things together here. And with anything that you talk about, especially other world religions, I know pastor has been going through different denominations in the morning and kind of looking at some different aspects of denominations. I thought this would kind of be somewhat in line with that, looking at other religions and ones that are a little bit more common to you and I, maybe some less than others, but how is it that we can engage with them well? And of course, many things can be said about Jehovah's Witnesses, what they believe, Muslims, what they believe. And so the point of this isn't to give an exhaustive discussion about everything in which a Muslim or a Mormon might believe, but just to give us some handles that we can hold on to in our brains as we discuss the gospel with them. I know for myself, sometimes if I see someone on the side of the road and let's say I know they're a Jehovah's Witness, you know, there was times in my life where I would say like, ah, well, I don't really want to engage with them because I don't really know what they believe and I don't know how to answer all their questions, so I'm just going to, you know, I'm not going to talk to them. Whereas with Mormons, I had a lot more understanding of Mormonism and I had talked to a lot more Mormons. When a Mormon would come to the door, I'd be like, ah, come on in guys, like you want to come in? I'll get you some water? I'm like, let's chat. Because I had a better understanding of the Mormon faith and I felt like I was ready to engage them. I felt like I was ready to have an answer for questions and try to point them to the gospel. And so the point of all of this is to equip us as a church, to equip us as saints, as we go out into the world, at your jobs, in your neighborhood, with your family members. We might not all have a Mormon cousin, but you probably have an atheistic coworker. And so being able to engage them with the gospel and feeling that you are equipped, and I know many of us are, many of us are, so I hope this will just be a supplemental help to you in that endeavor. And so we're going to begin working through these notes. And if you look at your notes, the first one is Islam. And I recognize that Islam is not huge in the Midwest, in Omaha, Nebraska in particular. For sure there are Muslims. I've talked to a few since we've been here, walking around different parts of Omaha, but you almost have to go and find them. But I'm sure that even, I know, I'm speaking to Dan Williams and others that there are coworkers even here in Omaha that are, hold to the Islamic faith. And so I want to walk through each one of these religions together, give us a little brief understanding of their history. And because Islam is so big, where we are in Mombasa, a large portion of Mombasa is Islamic. A lot of times you'll have Somalis in particular that we're working with. The father will be here working in America and he will, they'll live here as a family for many years, but eventually as the kids get older, they send their kids back to a place like Mombasa because it's not, you know, a war -torn place like Somalia, but there's a large Islamic influence there and they want their children to be brought under that Islamic influence. And so we'll have a lot of Somali Muslims that are there, the kids in the model are there, and they're being taught and trained in that Islamic culture, and while the dad is here in America working and supporting them. And so there's Muslims here and I hope I'm writing that. I hope, I know a lot of times we can be afraid of Muslims, but there's, for the most part, there's no reason for that theory. So what I want to do is spend a little bit more time on Islam because again, it's something that we have been very, very engaged in, spending many hours talking with Muslims, and so it will be a little bit more in -depth, but I will try to walk through this one quickly. So today for the Sunday School, September 24th, Understanding the Other Side, we're going to be looking at Islam and Mormonism. Just out of curiosity, just out of curiosity, how many of you have either, you know, neighbor, relative, co -worker, whatever, who is Muslim, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, or atheist? Just raise your hand. Just probably raise your hand. So at least somebody, right? There's somebody. Now if he just said Muslim, there might be like two hands that go up, but that's all right. We'll get to the others, okay? So very briefly, I'm going to try and be brief, okay? I was trying to be brief with these notes and they ended up being 11 pages, so not off to a good start, but that is all right. So as you've seen in your notes, Islam, A, the history of Muhammad, early life. So of course, whenever you speak of Islam, you're speaking of Muhammad, and so if you talk to any Muslim, they will talk to you about the prophet Muhammad, and then they'll go on to say, just be upon him and ramble on these Arabic blessings about his name, but Muhammad was born in AD 570 and he died in AD 632. And in his life, living in Saudi Arabia, born in the city of Mecca, he had a rough childhood. His parents both passed away as a young boy. As a six -year -old boy, he went off to live with his uncle, or his grandfather, and then as an eight -year -old, as his grandfather died, he went off to live with an uncle, and so he was kind of moved around from family to family. He joined in the family business of being a camel caravan driver, so he would go on all of these long trips across Saudi Arabia, Syria, with his uncle and others that they were working for, traveling all over the place, delivering goods. At that time, in Saudi Arabia, of course, at this time, it was not an Islamic country as we think of it today, but there was all sorts of Gnostic Christianity, which is no Christianity at all. It taught a dualistic type religion and many, many problems with some Judaism, other pagan religions, polytheism. There's just a hodgepodge of religion going on in Arabia at that time. And so Muhammad would have come across all of these things as he's traveling around, listening to stories, discussing with other people. The Quran itself tells us very little about Muhammad himself. We don't really understand much about Muhammad at all if you've got random passages that don't really connect with anything, and you have to have some sort of grid to really be able to understand that. And you find that grid within the other important literature in Islam, which are the Hadiths, the Sirat, and these other religious important books that give the traditions and the understanding of who Muhammad was and what he did and all of that. And so in the Islamic literature, we discover these things about Muhammad, where he was and what it was like for him growing up and these other things. And so you might think, okay, you know, the pastor's going through Quranicals, and so we don't really want to go through any more genealogies with Muhammad and figure out who his grandpa and all of those people were. And that's not the point of discussing him being moved around and all of these things. But it is important to note that Muhammad was exposed at a young age as he's traveling all over to various religions. He's hearing different stories as he's traveling around. He's hearing stories from Gnostic Christians, again, who are not Christians at all. And if you read and study the Quran, you find that Muhammad oftentimes quotes things in the Quran that he either thinks are biblical excerpts, or he thinks that they come from the Jewish scriptures in the Old Testament. But as a matter like the Arabic Infancy Gospel of Matthew and these other Gnostic gospels that no Christian would have accepted, what Muhammad quotes is that he believes that they are, in fact, the Christian scriptures. And so this happens time and time again. Muhammad thinks he's quoting from the Bible, but he's really quoting from the Jewish Talmud. And this happens oftentimes. And so the understanding that Muhammad had of Christianity is by no means what you and I, and so even if you read the Quran, you see that Muhammad believes that the Trinity, the Trinity that the Christians believe in is God the Father, Mary, and Jesus. Of course, no Christian believes that the triune God is made up of Mary, and not even, if you want to try to point the finger at Catholics or Orthodox, not even Catholics or Orthodox go so far as to worship Mary. And so there's just a, in many ways, a bad understanding, for lack of a better word, a bad understanding of Christianity within the mind of Muhammad. But at the age of 25, Muhammad is employed by a woman named Khadija. He starts running his own caravan. He eventually marries this woman, and then he begins, as we get on to point number two there, Quranic Revelation, Muhammad begins to really seek after God. He wants to worship God. He wants to know God. And Muhammad goes away. He begins to go into a mountain near Mecca. He goes up into the mountain. He goes into the cave, and there he's fasting. He's praying. He's seeking to know Allah, which is just the Arabic word for God. And he wants to know God. He's trying to have a closer relationship with him. And again, for the sake of time, we're not going to go into any lengthy accounts of Muhammad and the experience he had in the cave. But what happened as Muhammad is there praying and fasting is Muhammad says that there is an angel named Jibril, which is Gabriel. And Jibril comes to him and says, Muhammad, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And the angel says, well, first the angel squeezes him very hard. Muhammad says it hurts him. It squeezes him very hard. And it says again, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And so this goes on. It's kind of like, I don't know, a Three Stooges play. But Muhammad just keeps telling the angel, I don't know how to read. And the angel beats him up a little bit and tells him to read again. And it just goes on and on and on until eventually Muhammad, you know, starts to recite parts of the Qur 'an that the angel Jibril is giving to him. And so this happens, and Muhammad comes home. As I'm quoting, I'm not quoting, but the place in which I'm getting this story from is from the Hadith, it's from the Surah, it's from the Islamic tradition itself. It's not some, you know, angry Christian writing from their seminary office saying like, ah, Muhammad was, you know, this crazy guy who's getting beat up by an angel as he's reciting the Qur 'an. And this is all from the Qur 'anic sources, Sahih al -Muslim, Sahih al -Bukhari, and so on. And so Muhammad then, he runs home to his wife, he hides under their covers, and he is petrified from what has happened. And he tells his wife, he's like, I don't know if I was meeting her with a demon or what happened, but it scared me and it hurt me and I don't know what happened. But his wife assures him, no, no, no, it was God, God is speaking to you, you should go back. And so Muhammad goes back, he continues to go back to this mountain, to this cave, and there he continues to receive revelations from this angel. And Muhammad goes on to say, this is a quote from, again, one of the Qur 'anic, one of the Islamic resources here, Sirah Rasula, says, Muhammad is quoted as saying, I will go to the top of the mountain and throw myself down that I may kill myself and gain rest. So I went forth to do so. And then when I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying, oh, Muhammad, thou art the apostle of God and I am Gabriel. And so the Gabriel goes on to tell Muhammad, do not kill yourself, you're the apostle of God, you can't do this. But there's multiple times in the life of Muhammad while he is receiving Qur 'anic revelations where he seeks to kill himself, he tries to throw himself off of the mountain. And furthermore, there's other accounts of people saying that at that time, Muhammad was possessed by a demon. So these are just some facts to keep in the back of our mind. As we think about this, even within the Qur 'an, Surah, I had printed off, originally it was going to be in your notes, kind of a glossary of terms, because I know using a lot of these Surah and Ayah and all these type of things, you might not all know what that is, but Surah is just chapter and the Ayah is the verse. And so in the Qur 'an, Surah Adam 1, 22 to 25, 69, 41 to 42, Muhammad is trying to refute the idea that he is demon -possessed. And so he's arguing against the Jews and the Christians and are saying like, nah, we don't think you're demon -possessed, man. And he's like, no, I'm not. And he's trying to argue against that idea. And so this is just kind of a bit of a background as to how the Qur 'an was revealed to Muhammad. And so we might ask the question, well, do you think that Muhammad was just making all these things up? Is he just a total, is this all just a fabrication of his mind? I personally believe that Muhammad was not just making these things up. If you look at the scriptures and you see in the Old or the New Testament, you see various times when angels Abraham, appear to Mary, the Lord Jesus, Isaiah, there's many encounters where angels come and speak. Even the angel of the Lord comes and speaks to people. And many times people recognize that, oh man, like I am speaking to an angel and they are startled and there is awe and wonder that is within them as they speak to an angel. Not always, but we never see an angel of God coming and beating somebody up and hurting them and then causing them to become depressed and wanting to kill themselves and so on. And so what I believe is that as you look at the life and the story of Muhammad receiving the Qur 'anic revelations, his desire lines up much more with, as we read in the gospel, these, and again, not saying this to be crude or rude towards the Islamic faiths, but faith. But you see a herd of pigs when they are enveloped by demons, high -tempered toward the cliff and jumping off. We see Judas Iscariot, when he is the son of Perdition, when he is, it says, the Bible says that the devil goes into him and he betrays Christ and turns Christ over. Shortly thereafter, himself, Judas, killing, many believing, killing himself. And so it just doesn't seem that Muhammad truly had, of course we don't believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God, but it would be much more in line that, yes, Muhammad did have a revelation, but it was not from God, but rather, as we read in 2 Corinthians 11, 13 and 14, for such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
A highlight from The Caleb Williams Sweepstakes Takes Shape
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A highlight from A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swifts KC Date, Clevelands Crazy D, Chicagos Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
"Coming up in action -packed week three, Cousin Salas here, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 seven. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I have a really, really good rewatchables coming on Monday night. Can't wait. It is my birthday tomorrow. So sometimes if my birthday coincides with rewatchables, which I think has only happened one other time, but we like to do a big movie. So that's where we're doing one of my favorite movies the last 40 years. Stay tuned. Coming up next, we had an action packed loaded week three. We're gonna talk Taylor Swift, Travis Kelsey. We're gonna talk about Miami putting up 70. Sal's team losing. We're gonna introduce a new character, parent corner. Sal sent his kid to college. Oh man, this is almost two hours. Let's get to it. First pro jam. Let's get to it. All right, taping this a little after 8 .30, Sunday night Pacific time. The hardest word come in and show business is here. Cousin Sal just watched Pittsburgh Vegas, a bizarre game, but we're not starting there. We're starting with your team. You're stupid cowboys. You compliment me and now that I see what you did here. Okay, all right. Your stupid team that I thought I could throw into a little 11 and a half Arizona, like throw a bit. All they had to do was run by two and a half. I had a FanDuel boost. I had real life money. I had a million dollar pick and it's like, of course they'll beat the Cardinals by two and a half. Rahim thought the Cardinals were tanking. No, no, that's not what happened. And now you're containing cowboys. They couldn't even make it to my birthday before they fell apart. They couldn't even make it to the end of September. Was that the goal? I guess had they known your birthday was a Monday. Yeah, they might've stuck around. I know, I know. I don't know what to tell you. It sucked. I had it tied to everything too. I had an Oregon this and the Chiefs this and the 49ers and the Cowboys and everything. And I didn't even care that they had three, essentially three offensive linemen out or that Trayvon Diggs got hurt. Not that I didn't care, but I didn't think it would affect this game. And then they just got, they went out there and got their asses kicked. 13 penalties and didn't force any turnovers and couldn't do shit in the red zone. And of course it's a double digit loss, jerks. I kept, I had in the back of my head Rahim's theory that the Cardinals were tanking and that they were only playing one, a good first half. And then they would throw away the second half because their real goal is Caleb Williams. So at halftime, I'm like, I'm not going to panic yet. Maybe the Rahim's theory, no. The Rahim's theory was not true. The Cardinals actually played really well. And your team, I will say, look, this happens sometimes. Usually it doesn't happen in week three. It happens later in the year. But the team that is getting smoke blowing up their butts, they have this easy game and say, oh yeah, we're going to Arizona. It's going to be half Dallas fans. This will be a layup for us. So we've seen this scenario, just not this early in the season. What worried me though, from a Dallas standpoint, forget about the offensive line and the blocking stuff. Cause you'll get those guys back. But you do seem to have like third and seven, third and eight if Lamb is covered, where do you go issued? Like, you know, not everyone has the Kelsey type, but you don't have the Devontae Adams. You don't have really any of those guys. You don't have that big physical tight end in the middle. You don't have the awesome, you know, James White type third down running back who's going to get open. And you could really feel it in the red zone. They were one for five in the red zone today. Yeah. I mean, you know, what's his name? The tight end who went to Houston, I already forgot his name from Dallas last year, was our second lead. Schultz was our second leading receiver last year. So yeah, there is something to be said about that. And I do want to put it in proper perspective. If the Eagles lose to Tampa Bay, which is a possibility tomorrow, the week is a wash in the NFC East, right? That means everyone will have lost. So I don't want to get too crazy, but it did expose, you're right, everything I always worry about. Can Dak come up with a big play down the stretch? You know, are these injuries too much to overcome? And Mike McCarthy in that play calling, it really seemed like we were up 12 points trying to bleed the clock, not down 12 points. And it's like, oh, maybe he's just afraid to throw it. And then when we saw, he threw into three defenders and you cleverly quipped, how did they know which of the three were to intercept it? Yeah, that was kind of wrenching. That was an angry text to yours. I was just angrily texting. Like it was your fault that I was losing all my teases. Yeah, he just threw into three guys on one of the biggest plays of the game. Complete panic throw.
A highlight from "KOUNTRY WAYNE's Netflix Comedy Special Was Not Funny...That's The Truth
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Um, let's talk about Country Wayne, Wayne Coley. I've always talked about my respect for this man because he comes from humble roots and he's very transparent about that. He talks about, you know, being a dad, you know, raising 10 kids, things like that. You know, just what he's going through in his life. The fact that he was absent of a real father during much of his life. He talks about things like that. And I think that's what makes Country Wayne, Wayne Coley so amazing. But I'm here to basically give an honest review of Country Wayne's Netflix comedy special, A Woman's Prayer. Wayne Coley, the comedian who got his start on Facebook, he recently released a Netflix stand -up comedy special entitled A Woman's Prayer. The stand -up set is about life as a dad of 10. How to know if a woman likes you and why he keeps it real with Jesus. He also talked about his HIV -positive uncle cooking in the kitchen. Wayne has had unparalleled success and has amassed over 8 .3 million followers on Facebook. The 35 -year -old comedian is very transparent about his life struggles and that's what makes him great in my opinion. I also love his catchphrases, Jesus is popping and help is on the way. But the one hour long, something like that, Netflix comedy special was absolutely horrible. That's my honest opinion. I'd give it a one and that's being generous. Real comedians, people like Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, they are naturally funny. We're talking demeanor, their delivery, their stories, the way they narrate their comedy, they're just naturally funny. Country Wayne and I watched the entire comedy special, he looked like a guy who struggled to be funny, the entire set. The jokes did not land, the reaction of the audience was mediocre and it just was not funny. Funny is one of those things that's like, I guess chemistry in a relationship, it's either there or it's not. This Netflix comedy special was not funny and though some people say, I liked it, it was good, he did okay, it was his first time, hey, give him a break. Yeah, but the thing you have to realize is comedy is one of those things where there are different types, his skits to me are very relatable and they're very entertaining. He shows a little bit of everything, his relationships, relationships of other people, people like Mike Bless, they help the skits out, he's had Derek Jackson on there. I think his skits are amazing, I think they're wonderful, I think they're well planned out, they're well scripted but I don't think stand up comedy is Wayne's thing. I don't think that's what country Wayne should do. I just don't think he's a stand up comedian. I think when you look at guys like Lavelle Crawford, people like Chuckie, you remember Chuckie Ducky, people like Bernie Mac, I mean Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, there's so many people, Cat Williams, that are just naturally funny. Stand up is not for everyone. Eddie Murphy, he was a great actor, you saw him in Beverly Hills Cop but you saw Delirious, you saw Raw, he was a comedic genius on that stage. His timing, his jokes, the level of comfort, country Wayne just didn't have that. So my honest opinion, I give the Netflix comedy special a one and like I said, that's being generous, I just thought it was absolutely horrible. That's just honest. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I want you to check out his Netflix comedy special. We're talking about Wayne Coley, The Woman's Prayer. A lot of people say it sounds like a movie or something a little bit more dramatic but no, it's a comedy special. Want you guys to check it out and I wanna hear what you guys think. Guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I'm your host on a Friday, Derek Andre Flemming, take care guys.
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Mark Levin Reacts to Bribery Charges on Sen. Bob Menendez
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Mark Levin: You Can Thank William Barr for David Weiss
"He could be a throwaway. You know, okay, that's not all for US attorney that's what he's thinking. But they have to keep saying that. And yet the man's actions demonstrate that here's the thing. On the one hand, Garland and his troops say we don't report to Biden. We're America's Department of Justice, not for not for the Democrat Party and not for Biden. And yet the media keeps saying, oh, Weiss was a Trump appointee, as if he's doing Trump's bidding. Just damnable and stupid. Thomas Massie, really good with Merrick Garland. Cut eight, go. Now in that video, that was your answer to this question to me two years ago. This is about Ray Epps, the infamous Ray Epps, who was charged with one misdemeanor, despite the fact that everybody sees him on video, encouraging people to charge into the Capitol building. And for some reason, the same Department of Justice, the same group of judges that cabal Washington, in DC, are putting people in prison, in prison for a hell of a lot less. A misdemeanor charge for trespass for Mr. Epps.
A highlight from 1407: How Bitcoin Will Hit $7 Billion Per Coin - Peter Dunworth
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A highlight from Episode 11 The Drama of Atheist Humanism Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast
"Welcome, and welcome back to the Forum Book Club, with Vivian Deutero, myself Father Fesser, and Joseph Pierce continuing to discuss Henri Robach's classic, modern classic, the drama of A .K. Schumann. The last session we actually finished on the end of the chapter. Let's see what we can do this time as we begin chapter three, Positivist Transpositions. The previous chapter was about the alliance that he sought with the Catholic Church as an instrument of promoting the final status of civilization, namely the positivist order. So let's see how the transpositions take place. Joseph? Well, yes, at the top of page 12 and 16, again, I like there's an irony, a role irony, I think, in Henri de Lubac's voice here. He says, then, speaking of Comte, then the new Aristotle, so the philosopher, had changed into a new Saint Paul, so basically a religious zealot, in order to complete the edifice. Quote, I have systematically devoted my life, he says, in the systeme de politicians positif, to making real science ultimately provide the necessary basis for the sound philosophy, according to which I should then build up the true religion. So we have the evolution here. Real science leads to sound philosophy, which leads to true religion. This is where this positivism is going. And I would like to back up, if I may, to the very first page of the chapter, where de Lubac points out that this alliance that Comte wants to create to bring about his true religion was intended to be purely temporary. He thought it expedient because he no longer hoped that the triumph of his own church at any rate among the masses was as near as he had at first predicted. And I would just like to editorialize that every time people outside the church try to co -opt the church for their own purposes, for them, it's a temporary phase. You know, think about concordats with Mussolini or Hitler or any of these attempts to co -opt the church. Ultimately, the end is to destroy the church or replace it with this regime having total power. And so, thankfully, as we pointed out in the last chapter, de Lubac said this temptation will come again and again, but that it won't in the end. The church will, because of the Holy Spirit, will not be prevailed upon. But it's important to know that that temptation is a perennial temptation on the part of people seeking power to use the church and on the part of people inside the church to seek a legitimization on the part of the powers that be that want to use the church for their own ends. Yeah, but again, I do love, and this is such a, we might say, a dry topic, that I do like the Lubac's raw sense of humor. So even the first part of this, the true Catholicism, positivism through Catholicism. On page 219, three lines down, according to Kant, the new Catholicism is modeled on the old. The church had her sacraments. Skipping a couple of lines, positive has his rights to consecrations or social sacraments. And he says there are nine of these sacraments in positivism, including one that is received after death. That's an innovation. Right. Yes, he, so the transposition that's happening here is, you know, for everything that the Catholic Church offers its flock, he's going to transpose that with something of his own invention that resembles it, but is actually emptying it of all of its original meaning. Well, only these got out. Yeah, just these got out. No big deal, right? Including a liturgical calendar with saints, the cults of saints, prayers. All of this is spelled out in the next few pages of all the things he's going to make. It's sort of, as Lubac says, again, perhaps broadly, this process of incorporation after death, which may rather be compared with canonization. And in fact, it is, in fact, I think canonization, it's secular canonization. These people will be immortalized as heroes. It's going right back to paganism, right? You build statues of them all over the place. You put them on the calendar. And so, you know, if you're a good servant of the positivist religion, you will be immortal, not in the sense of going to heaven, but in the sense of being remembered and revered. Yeah, I'm going to jump way ahead to the conclusion of everything here. That's fine. Just one little sentence, 266 at the bottom, where the little box says here, Cohen's spiritual itinerary is that of man himself. Lost faith cannot long remain unreplaced. You know, you leave out God, something, some idol is going to take God's place. That's right. My father going right back 46 pages, you see it on the top of page 220. He's talking about that man becomes, quote, a veritable organ of the great being, capital G and capital B. I mean, what on earth is the great being if we're not allowed to believe in God? Is it Comte? Or if it's not Comte, is it humanity in some sense? Yes, it's humanity. The abstract deity, the great being. Yeah, yeah. That's I think, Chesson referred to that as similar to being on a crowded tram, as you would say, humanity. Amorphous mass all around you. I have something on page 229. Anybody before that? Let's go for it. Like the last part of that paragraph at the top. Apart from all questions of doctrine, this is Judelbach speaking. One cannot take seriously the musings of a man who never understood a word of the gospel and who sank deeper every day into the monstrous egocentricity. The crude and lacrimose consolations to which Comte innocently abandoned himself in his sanctuary cannot be taken for genuine spirituality. Telling it out how it is, basically, that's somewhere at the end. This is a madman, egocentric, narcissistic madman. And here's the Judelbach exercising that discernment that he says needs to be when we're dealing with these intellectual systems or ideologies, there's an intellectual discernment you have to go through and think about it. But then there's the spiritual discernment, right? That's what he said in the previous part of this book with respect to you. If we can go back perhaps to 224, just a footnote there, because this, I think, is very interesting and it has this wonderful phrase moral eunuch. This is somebody writing about Comte in a pejorative way, in a negative way, I should say. Comte is a man whom the exclusive culture of scientific ideas has reduced to a true degradation. He is a moral eunuch, all feeling, all poetry, which is to say, all manifestation of feeling is something he has completely disregarded or rather that is completely unknown to him. And now this whole different moral eunuch, not only is it a good phrase, a powerful poetic phrase, but it's really, I think, also a description of many of the worst psychopaths, right? Is that they actually have no moral compass. They have no moral feeling, no moral emotion. They can do hideous, horrible things dispassionately because they're morally impotent. Yeah, it's a strange thing. We all have a moral sense and we can't be human without it. And yet it seems to be a submersion of something. I remember years ago, I heard a confession of a young woman who is from a good family and actually lived a pretty good life. But this priest kind of seduced her. And so she was spending time in his factory bedroom and she confessed it. But it wasn't like it was something really serious. She didn't feel any moral seriousness about that, even though she did come to confession. But it just seemed like, for whatever reason, there was a colorblindness almost, you know? She could see some things, but couldn't see others. So it happened. A desensitization, which is, of course, dangerous, right? When you suddenly become so habitual, you no longer see it as being anything unusual and therefore nothing too much of an aberration, right? If you do it all the time, we excuse ourselves for it. I want to jump back to 229, unless there's something in between. The second section is called The Priesthood of the Scientist, which is a good description here. So far, only the most general of the transpositions in Catholicism has been considered. But there are two others that complete it, although he divides it into three here. A form of worship, a dogma, and a regime. In other words, it has poetry, it's philosophy, and it's politics. Those are the three transpositions I'm going to talk about. Here's one on page 232. You mentioned the thing I brought up before about the specialization of science. The new paragraph there. For what type of scientist would be worthy to belong to such a priesthood? Well, keep going. Comp never cared for empty learning. See, this is this dismissal of the theoretical pursuit of knowledge just for its own sake, which is what the pure sciences are. He has no time for that because that's just empty learning. And another quote from him, cloudy erudition that contents itself with mechanically accumulating facts and which is equally fitted to serve the most contradictory opinions. Well, that is right. When people are, you know, you might have run into somewhat the different theory from your own. Anyway, he just can't abide that. The irony is that, as I understood it from our early discussions of Comp's philosophy and positivism, was it was building a philosophy which denied the existence of metaphysics. In other words, the empiricism and scientific materialism were the only building blocks upon which any truth could be built. And yet he seems to outgrow that and sort of like a Saturn five rocket jettisons, the very thing that got him into orbit. And so the next sentence there, the true positive spirit, as he conceives it, is at bottom just as far removed from empiricism as from mysticism. So he seems to have no real connection with the very, very ladder by which he's climbed. And that's a brilliant expression of the fact that he rejects what he sees as wrong in empiricism, being too specialized. And he rejects mysticism, which is a transcendent, basically. And in the middle is what? Something's going to take the place of the mysticism, which is humanity, and him he as as the pontiff of them all. At the bottom, a couple more lines down, he blames, quote, the exaggerated intellectual narrowness that comes from an empirical specialization. And that is true. But what he says on page 233, about 10 lines down, the aim in view should be systematic generality. Analysis should be subordinated to synthesis as progress is to order in egoism to altruism. At bottom, the whole thing should be one single science, namely human, or rather social science. Social science. There it is. There it is. That's how we have departments of social science on every university campus. That's where it came from. But look how scary that is, that basically all analysis, in other words, all reason, is subject to synthesis, which is, again, it's the inversion, perversion and reversion of the whole Hegelian thing, right? Where you're using reason, you have a thesis, then you have an antithesis, and then you come to a synthesis. Well, now you get to a synthesis. This is the final synthesis. We will have no more theses and antitheses. This is this synthesis and all future reasoning, all future analysis is subject to this final synthesis to which we've arrived, right? That's absolute ideological tyranny and totalitarianism of the 20th century encapsulated. That's right. But ironically, on 233, he wants the scientist to be, this is the top of the second paragraph, to be a man with an encyclopedic mind. Well, I thought you just said you didn't want all these, you know, this detail, this clutter, you know, with, no, I guess he's going to handpick the details that are important. Yeah, the encyclopedia would be the positivist cataclysm. That's the encyclopedia, and you can't read anything other than that. But again, you know, facts themselves, you know, mathematical quantities, these have to, we have to exercise our faculty of judgment to decide of all of this litter of facts, what's really important and what's the hierarchy of value that they have and what is all of this knowledge to be in the service of in the first place, but to God. So you take that out. Now you're just going to have an arbitrary selection of facts. Okay, what does this sound like? It's going to be settled science. We're going to arbitrarily pick the facts that fit our program. Anyone who makes any questions or complaints about it is antisocial, by definition, going to be canceled, right? Like what you just said, Joseph, this is exactly the totalitarian ideological mindset that we're up against, even now. Which is putting the template in place, which will lead to the murder of millions of people or several decades later. We'll return to the Forum Book Club with Fr. Joseph Fessio, Vivian Dudrow, and Joseph Pierce in just a moment. Thank you. Did you also know that you can listen to Discerning Hearts programming wherever you download your favorite podcast, like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, even on Audible, as well as numerous other worldwide podcast streaming platforms. And did you know that Discerning Hearts also has a YouTube channel? Be sure to check out all these different places where you can find Discerning Hearts Catholic podcasts, dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. 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Your feedback fuels our mission to help others climb higher and go deeper in their spiritual growth. Like, review, and let your voice be a beacon of light for fellow seekers on this spiritual journey. We now return to The Formed Book Club with Father Joseph Fezzio, Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pierce. Well, on page 234 in the middle, this is what I mentioned before. He talks about the heredity and its characteristic of science only in its academic degeneration, when dispersive particularity hampers ascetic culture and the moral urge. Genuine science, on the other hand, establishes a double synthesis, first between the various branches of intellectual research and then between poetry and philosophy. But it's true that genuine philosophy would seek to find the hierarchy of sciences and show where aesthetics require human anthropology and therefore where poetry fits in. That's what true philosophy would do. But he subsides for true philosophy a kind of mechanistic social synthesis of all these dispersed facts, with no principle except his own ego. Right. And so this is the reason why we call totalitarianism that expression because of the word total. So these men who presume to be able to see the whole, right? And now they're going to impose their view of the whole on everybody else. But it can't help but be reductionist because no human being on Earth can see the whole. That's why our knowledge is in fragments. Yeah, who wouldn't like to see the whole thing? Well, when we get to heaven, even then, we won't be able to... You know, God is so beyond us, we're going to spend eternity reaching the whole, I guess. I don't know. It's why we should not trust politically or philosophically anybody who doesn't trust mystery, right? If someone hates mystery and we have to get beyond all mystery to some totality, which is encapsulated in the human mind, that person is leading himself and others to destruction. Because it can't help but be reductionist. It can't help but be reductionist. So what does that do? Oh, the man doesn't fit in this bed? Then we have to chop off his head and chop off his feet and make him fit. And it's true what Joseph said that, you know, this leaves out the transcendent in God. It also leaves out the cross. So the two main pillars of Christianity, Trinitarian God, incarnation and redemption to the cross are still rejected by him. He wants to have a utopia where there's no cross and no God, just us. Oh, by the way, and I'm in charge. That's right. And his priesthood is on 235 to spell this out even more. This priesthood in the middle of that graph on 235, in all things, this is the total, right? In all things that will decide what should be thought. Man's understanding will be subjected to it. In the positive regime, in fact, there can be no more question of free thought or of freedom of conscience. Just look at these attempts at lawmaking going on in our own country, taking away from doctors the freedom of conscience not to perform or to perform certain procedures or certain medicines or whatever. I mean, there is an all -out attack on freedom of conscience in medicine in this country going on right now. And this is a little box thesis for this whole book, the drama of atheist humanism, namely if you leave out God, you destroy man. That's right. Because the very thing that's being done here is everything which is really human, freedom of thought, freedom of choice, freedom of conscience is being subjected to some abstraction. The look -back kind of sums this up on page 237, sums up this section actually at the bottom there. Furthermore, there's nothing now to fear from complete subordination of the reason to faith because according to Kant, it's a kind of faith, but you can actually prove it if you had to, but most of them aren't capable, so they have to submit themselves. It is tantamount to that of the mind to the heart. That is to say, it subordinates personal to social instincts or more briefly, man to humanity with a capital H, and then the look -back asks the question, can humanity be a tyrant? And that the next chapter is spiritual. That's when you say, where does this lead when you suppress man's freedom of conscience? Yeah, it's interesting. I mean, that question, can humanity be a tyrant, should be an essay prompt, really, because an abstract concept itself can't be a tyrant, but those who subject themselves to the abstract concept can become and do become tyrants. That's the way I would ask it, if someone sent me an essay prompt anyway. Yes, well, and humanity can't be a tyrant because abstractions can't do anything. Right. If you claim to be the sole reliable exponent of humanity, well, then, of course, you will be a tyrant. And you can certainly, yeah, humanity is the totality. Of course, you can sacrifice people on the order of humanity, right? And on 241, de Lubac points out that it all, the purge was beginning, de Lubac says, meaning Comte was already threatening to, quote -unquote, unmask his false adherents, you know, already the purge was beginning. So this wasn't even something that was going to be saved for later. Comte was already beginning in his own circles to weed out, you know, weed out the unbelievers or the people who aren't the true believers anyway. Yeah, on 239, about six lines down, he's quoted some of this. The social order will always be incompatible with permanent freedom to reopen at will, an indefinite discussion of the rare foundation of society. So that systematic tolerance cannot exist, and it's never really existed except in connection with opinions regarded as indifferent or doubtful. So in the bottom of the page, in short, positive faith is not open to abuses because it is always demonstrable, but people cannot demand that it should be demonstrated here and now. So we've come to the truth. We're brilliant ones. Yeah, take our word for it, or you'll be shocked. Again, this quote, I'm backtracking again to 238, the beginning of this section, that block quote there, an indented quote by Mr Jean Lacroix. Competent men are so far ahead of the masses that all sorts of political and social catastrophes have tried to happen before the latter have reached a positive stage. Besides, the community as a whole must always lag behind the elite. And here we have something which is sociological and in some sense sort of socialist and certainly secular humanist, which is also elitist. And again, that also is very much what we have now, right, where basically the socialists used to be, and I think authentically, certainly in British history, was the working class. The Labour Party was a political organisation begun by the working class in order to give the working class, to enfranchise the working class politically. But now we see the elites have completely and utterly hijacked the machine and treat the masses with complete contempt. So a word like populism has become a swear word. You know, heaven forbid that a member of the elite should be popular. You know, that people might actually like him or he might be speaking for them. So this is just really systematic elitism as now the voice of the people. Right. And yes, so we must listen to the experts and suppress any opinions that are different from those of the self -appointed experts. That's right. And these experts, we see it now, cannot tell that what's in a woman's womb is a human being or can't tell what sex a person is or whether there are only two sexes. They're the experts. If you can't figure those things out, I don't want to hear your opinions on taxation or foreign policy. Well, with the famous line by William F. Buckley, he'd rather be ruled by the first 20 people randomly chosen out of the phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.
A highlight from LGM Podcast: Waging War with Gold
"This is the Lawyers, Guns, and Money podcast. Hello, and welcome to the Lawyers, Guns, and Money podcast. My name is Rob Farley. And with me today, I am delighted to have my very own co -authors, a long -term friend of the blog, Charles Danoff, who is not a newcomer to the Lawyers, Guns, and Money podcast. You may remember him from such podcasts as the Top 50 Westerns of All Time, and I don't know, possibly some other podcasts some other time in some other place. And also not a newcomer to the podcast, Dr. Jeff Williams, who you may remember from a podcast we did some time ago on street crime and firearms. But both of those are a little bit deep cuts for the LGM podcast group. How are you fellows doing today? Great, thank you. Yeah, good. So the occasion of our podcast this week is a project that the three of us worked on together for about two years. It is a book that is now available through Lynn Rainer called Waging War with Gold, National Security and the Finance Domain Across the Ages. And this project is a labor of love that we spend a great deal of time on. It is available through Amazon and other sellers. We would deeply appreciate any thoughts that anybody might have about it. Then today we wanted to explore the project, sort of think through what some of the main arguments are, but also think a little bit about the process of how we went through and ended up writing this book. So I think it's probably best if we start with you, Charles. Maybe you could do the sort of the brief outline of our argument book, but then also if you could tell us a little bit about sort of where you're coming from and what attracted you to this particular project. Sure. Well, the germ of the project really started when you recommended me for visiting professorship at the Army War College. And against all common sense and odds, they took your recommendation. And I spent what was a very fruitful, eventful year there, after which they canceled the program. So I guess I had an impact. But during the course of that, and we had discussions which later turned into presentations, and I was able to run a seminar on it about the idea that one thing that is lacking from what is called professional military education, and honestly in international relations and strategic studies in general, is a consideration of the role that finance plays in the contest station for international supremacy. So we developed a theory based on this, which starts out that states do, we start with some really basic and universally accepted assumptions, at least within the IR community, which is that states seek to maximize either their security or their power, whichever word you use, and that in the course of that, they contest with each other in international arenas or what are called domains to get to hegemony where they can stop worrying about whether they're the most powerful state in the system or not. And conventionally, the domains have been considered to be land, air, sea, and more recently, space, both actual and cyber, and those have been gradually integrated into the study of international relations. Our argument is that international finance is also a domain, and that in the same way that states compete by force of arms, they also compete using instruments of finance. And also, because there have been epical changes in the international system, we developed an adjunct to that theory, which is that in the same way that there are revolutions in military affairs that change the balance of power, there are also what we call revolutions in financial affairs, technological changes that affect who is the hegemon of the system. And in order to demonstrate that argument, we not only argue that it exists now, but that we go back basically to the beginning of recorded civilization, and we have several historical cases. Part of that is motivated by the Army War Colleges and professional military educations deep in abiding love for the Peloponnesian Wars. So we figured that one way to get a foothold with at least that particular audience is to how demonstrate using the Peloponnesian War and as well as Polybius' writings afterwards that these conflicts existed and influenced the outcome. That's the gist of the argument. So I have more thoughts on what you just said, and I want to frame it a little bit more in terms of international relations theory. But before we do that, I want to go to Jeff. Now, Jeff, you come from a slightly different academic background than Charles and myself. List your affiliation here. Charles, you are University of Idaho, and Jeff, you are Transylvania University, Lexington's own, Transylvania University. Lexington's own. Exactly. So Jeff, from your perspective as an economist, what about this project seemed interesting to you and made you want to explore more deeply some of the stuff that we wrote about in the book? Well, when you first described it to me, I guess it was a phone call. You were just talking about the idea and the idea of the finance domain, the domain framework just seemed like such a beautiful way to think about a lot of different issues in finance for me, which is very clarifying. Just that very notion was very clarifying in terms of thinking of institutional development and sort of a lot of stuff that kind of is talked about by financial historians and economic historians and all sorts of people in the present day and going back. And I think that the idea of the domain just structured stuff in an almost magical way in terms of my thinking about it would be the way to describe it. And so as sort of specifically in your sort of academic training as an economist, how would you say that economists and political scientists think differently about finance and specifically finance, right? Not the economy more broadly, but specifically the role of money.
A highlight from "DO NOT Buy Bitcoin Now! Here's WHY..." | Gareth Soloway
"I'm back and we're one day before the FOMC Bitcoin still at 27 ,175 now Gareth says Gareth Soloway He says that Bitcoin can get back to $30 ,000 But then he also says that even though Bitcoin can get back to 30 ,000. He wouldn't actually buy it. Listen to this Now interestingly enough, let's talk about how high can price rally right? So, I mean, let's let's talk about it So if you're someone who's saying wow, do I buy Bitcoin now? Honestly the answer is no now But he does think you can go back to to $30 ,000 So listen, what we're gonna do is we're gonna get Gareth on the show a bit later on He's gonna talk to us about what he meant when he said he thinks Bitcoin can go back to 30 ,000 level But he wouldn't actually be buying Bitcoin right now and that's ahead of the FOMC now. Remember it's a big FOMC why because we haven't heard from Jerome Powell since the 25th and 26th of July, so we haven't heard anything from Jerome Powell since the 25th and 26th of July and Remember that since the 21st and 26th of July we've had two very big inflation readings So the big question is what is Jerome Powell going to do tomorrow? Is he going to engineer a soft landing that is one thing that he could be doing or or or is he going to Fly the plane like that plane that got lost I think what we need to do is we need to spend some time talking about this because honestly Honestly, honestly, honestly I Mean, how can anyone? Lose an 80 million dollar plane even the Biden administration. Like how can you lose an 80 million dollar plane? No one can lose an 80 million dollar plane. Not even the Biden administration So this we've got a lot to talk about today. We're also gonna talk about finance We're gonna talk about finance in the SEC. They did go to court yesterday There was a little bit of FUD that came out of the court case yesterday Usually as you know, I don't really pay attention to the finance FUD But this time it's coming from the same people that warned me about Celsius and they were right So I took the side of Celsius and they were right So as I said, I don't usually pay attention to finance FUD because I think it's like usually just bat And I think there's too much finance FUD But I do think we need to talk about what came out of the hearing yesterday. So listen, I'm back We've got a huge show today one day before the FOMC. Let's go guys I Mean we have to laugh we have to laugh Not only did they lose a plane But then like to make matters worse they want us to help them Find the plane now. I mean, this is a true story They lost an 80 million dollar plane and they want us to help them find a plane That's the type of discussion that I usually have with James like I lost the soundboard James. Where's the soundboard? I lost it on the way to work. Anyway, we'll talk we'll talk about the plane later. There's a lot to talk about Listen guys, I'm back. I'm back in the studio. We've got a lot to discuss today Got a big show ahead of the the FOMC Also, I want to talk to a little bit about Asia I want to talk to you about Binance I want to talk to you about altcoins because we are getting bounces in the altcoins as you can see right here on the bubbles But it seems like it's stuff going up one day and down the next day Which means that there's no new capital coming in we know that and what that also means is that we're getting Asset money rotation between between one place or another and then also as a city later on gathers Garrett's coming on the show So we've got a lot to talk about we're a lot we're gonna be here together But let's talk about remember if you haven't yet subscribed the channel help us because one of the things that I realized in Singapore Was the bigger our channel the bigger the guests we can get on the channel the more attention they pay their pay to us And so when you guys subscribe to this channel when you like this content And we get the content out there and you subscribe to the channel That helps the channel grow that helps us bring more bigger guests onto the channel. That's why we need you I'll bring you the highest alpha per minute show in the world every single day and You will just like the content and then everything's fine. Everything works. It's a symbiotic relationship. Anyway, let's talk about Where we are right now Let's go to the charts what we can see when we look at the charts is that Bitcoin is above 27 ,200 one day before the FOMC meeting now, I heard rumors earlier That the reason why Bitcoin was actually rising is because the mount gox trustee may be forced to delay the distribution of the mount Bitcoin 2024 till that was actually written up by the blocks I heard the rumors much earlier today and then the block wrote something about it They're saying Bitcoin bounce may be due to mount gox delay rumors, but still targeting 22 ,000. That's a fan manager called QCP bitcoins price is largely due to rumors of delay that mount gox may drag their payments into 2024 that's actually exactly what I heard earlier today. So it could be that we may not be getting the mount gox Bitcoin hit in the market. Now you ask yourself. Why would that happen? So you very simply why would that would happen mount gox was hacked in 2014 this this this story took place in 2014 The liquidator like the FTX liquidator earns money on The longer this drags out the more the liquidator and it's almost like think about it like a lawyer Okay so the more this thing drags out the more money that the liquidator makes and it looks like the liquidator is going to continue to Pressure the side of the year now, let's go back to the charts because I want to show you something back on the chart So then if you remember but Kyle dupes said something very interesting. He said look when we get this death cross What will happen after the death crosses, but Bitcoin will go down But then Bitcoin will go up back to the price of where the death cross happened, which is twenty seven thousand seven hundred so so far Kyle's little I don't know if you want to call it a prediction is is actually playing out and playing out exactly like said Gary says we can actually go even to 30 ,000. I actually think that both of them are wrong I think that we may at some point soon this year this this month this year We will break that 30 ,000 everyone. I've been saying it for a while I don't know if you remember but I did say at the beginning of September when everybody was completely bearish about Bitcoin and everyone said oh September's gonna finish down because it finishes down every single September. I said no guys I think September's gonna finish up so far. I'm up five point five two percent So so far it feels to me like like like like I'm gonna look I'm gonna Get this but you must realize what's actually happening here James. What what's for lunch? Scacra doesn't talk but he's chewing here. I can hear the chewing going in my one ear and out and out over there Anyway, what we are seeing here is you need to look at the open interest on Bitcoin and what you realize is that the open? interest is just Completely tracking the price which means that price goes up open interest goes up price goes down open interest goes down That's what's going on here, which means it's just short term Ups and downs so to speak that are happening in the market and it's not real volume or real buying coming in So we still I'm still not convinced that this is the pump that's gonna take us over 30 ,000 But I am convinced that bitcoins gonna go north of 30 ,000 end of September Maybe even early October and I think shaldino shares the same the same sentiment as me because he's just opening lungs and lungs and Lungs and you should I think today you opened another long on the show. Did you guys did you guys watch Sheldon show today? scarecrows Scarecrows don't talk but the children open along yes or no scarecrows He opened us a line along. Okay, so say he did open a lot the guys got big big big kahunas I think the same thing was happening with alts when I look at the alt coins It looks like we're just getting a shift from one old coin to another old coin So yesterday roll, but was up today roll, but is down yesterday rune was up today rune is down and that's exactly what's happening There's no big moves. Let's just quickly check on the one hour time frame. No big moves. No big moves in all coins it's basically just a rotation of Many the good thing is that the fundamentals of Bitcoin and I said I don't say this likely but the fundamentals of Bitcoin have actually Never ever ever been stronger and what I mean when I say the fundamentals of Bitcoin have never been stronger So there's two parts of the fundamentals. The one part of the fundamental is the research So what does the research say? What are the fundamentals behind it? The other part of the fundamentals is something that is unique to Bitcoin and unique this asset class Which is the on -chain data because if you look at other asset classes, they don't really have on -chain data Bitcoin has on -chain data So, you know like when we say fundamentals we can actually just go to the chain and we can just say look Well, what is it? What does the chain say? What is the the data on chain say and here this is where it gets a little Bit exciting so it gets very exciting. The first thing is long -term The supply held by long -term holders up to the highest that it's ever been so you can see the percentage Supply that is held by long -term holds the Bitcoin never ever ever been higher that is Also evident here where you can see that 80 % of all Bitcoin have not moved in the last six months so what we're seeing here is long -term holders keep growing and then when they lot they hold they They hold for forever because it hasn't moved for more than six months What we also see is we see the short -term holders have been capitulated. They're out of the market. We don't see them anymore They were here. They they were good tourists and then we said bye -bye and they were just sending their money back to exchanges When I look at the unchain The unchain data right now and I said I don't say this lightly the unchain data right now looks the most positive that's ever been because the coins are sitting with the people who ain't gonna sell the Coins and when I say anchor solid coins, they holding the coins for for six months plus The sentiment is also very good. And I saw this tweet by Chris Paniski and he He shares the same sentiment that I shared in Asia He was struck by how incredible and what the buzz is that happened in a token 2049. You can see his his These guys are killing my ears Thanks guys. Thanks for thanks for destroying my eardrums. I used to have eardrums now they're gone Anyway, that's his version of what happened at token 2049, but he's been around for a while He says contrasting token 25 20 49 to the first bear market conference. I went to inside Bitcoin in April 2015 the worlds are completely different and that's true because Even though from a pricing point of view, we're in a bear market I'm gonna show you something very very very interesting about where we are in the market The other thing that's happening now, which we haven't seen in Bitcoin for for for a long time Since I got into Bitcoin people have been promising me that the institutions are coming into Bitcoin. It's always been the narrative It's like look we've got to prepare ourselves got to prepare us off Because you know what the institutions are coming in when the institutions come in The price of it coins gonna go to the moon and every time the institutions never came in They launched a Bitcoin futures and bang the the price collapsed So I've always been hearing since I got you That the institutions are coming into Bitcoin when the institutions come into Bitcoin They're gonna bring all the money with him But it's been this letdown because it like as much as I've been hearing about it The institutions just haven't come but they just didn't arrive now the institutions are undoubtedly undoubtedly undoubtedly here So we have got Citibank. They are now Unveiling their own Separate blockchain which is going to which which they're going to start piloting you got this is old news But you got the LSE looking to tokenize assets in the line the stock exchange As your as you will recall if you saw my video about token 2049 in Singapore I thought hey said big bull market he predicts and if you go watch that video see what he said But he basically how he breaks down why the bull market is gonna happen in 2024 he also breaks down that AI is gonna be the narrative that's gonna lead it and then he says, okay Well, then you need to you need to be buying file coin Then a German banking giant will be able to hold a number of crypto currencies for its clients So you can see what's going on here. You can see exactly what's going on Yeah, this industry is becoming more and more institutional Deutsche Bank one step closer to launching a digital asset custody service You've got Japanese banking giant Nomura launching a Bitcoin adoption fund for institutional investors You see what's going on here the institutionals the institutions are here are finally actually getting here but we are in a very very very unique time now because this is What Michael Saylor described when I interviewed Michael Saylor last time you'll remember it if you watch the Michael Saylor discussion This is what he said about where we are now about the unique time that we are now in In the cycle able to pick up the phone and call your broker and buy 50 million dollars worth of it Right. So we're at that stage where we know it's coming but We really haven't plugged Wall Street into the asset yet We're in this in between period which in my opinion is the best time to be it's like, you know the future No one else can act on it. If you if you have a crypto account with a crypto Exchange to buy Bitcoin right now So so you hear what he's saying he's saying if you we know they're coming they just it's like it's like it's like this Imagine a concert, you know, the concerts gonna start everyone's waiting at the door, but the gates aren't open yet You know when the gates open everyone's gonna come in and go to the car the concert you have the inside information But they can't act because the doors are still closed. That is where we are. Now. The institutions are coming in this morning I saw that blockchain capital Which is one of the original og funds in crypto, these are like, you know, these are two brothers original og og og funds in crypto raised 400 and say five hundred and eighty million dollars for two new funds now if you read where did they get their money from? most of the firm's limited partners are traditional institutional investors including University endowments So they've got five hundred and eighty dollars from all of these sovereign wealth funds and guys I mean if you were here in 2017 and you were here in 2018 and you were here in 2019 and notice it you look You know in next year or in two years time you're gonna get five hundred and eighty million dollars Given to two brothers in the United States Who have got a good track record and the money's gonna be given to them by institutional university By university endowment private foundations the writing's all over the world. All you have to do is You just have to Act because it's inevitable. It's completely completely completely inevitable And I know like a lot of you may may be sitting here and going yeah But you're not crypto is full of scams and you know, you know We spoke about keeping our customers happy and how every time we get the big names in crypto coming into our into our industry We destroy them, etc, etc You need to remember that every single technology goes through the cycle and I want to read you something which I saw earlier today which made me smile and and again affirm that I was in the right direction so Visa seemed like a disaster when it was first launched the kind of people who attack new things would have been all over it from From the Wikipedia article it says listen to it says they're talking about visa However, the program was riddled with problems as Williams who had never worked in a bank's loan department had been too earnest and trusting in His belief in the basic goodness of the bank's customers and he resigned in December 1959 22 % of the accounts were delinquent not the 4 % expected the police departments around the state were confronted by numerous incidents of of a brand new crime called credit card fraud Both politicians and journalists joined the general uproar against Bank of America and its new fangled credit card Especially when it was pointed out that the card holder agreement held customers liable for all charges even those resulting from fraud Bank of America officially lost eight point eight million dollars in on on the launch of Bank of America card But when the full cost of advertising and overheads were included the bank actually lost around 20 million dollars I mean if you change the word credit card there and you replaced it with the word blockchain you'd say hell them This is exactly what's going on here.
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A highlight from The Disrpect For BG Is Crazy
"Spotify for Podcasters has revolutionized the world of podcasting by allowing the novice and seasoned podcaster to create a podcast painlessly and in real time. No cost, no hassle, and you can even record from the comfort of your own PC or phone. That's right, and the Q &A polls allow real -time interaction between the host and his audience. What are you waiting for? Download Spotify for Podcasters now and make your voice heard on sites like Spotify, iHeartRadio, Deezer and more. Welcome to Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Shout out to a gentleman by the name of Christopher Noel Dorsey, aka BG Man, short for Baby Gangsta, an member infamous of the Hot Boyz. They formed the Hot Boyz back in, was it, 1997. It was Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Turk back in 1997 with BG. Those guys formed the Hot Boyz. Probably one of the most successful rap, would you call them a trio, in history, man. You know, the block is hot, Juvy had a lot of commercial success with Back That Thing Up. When talk you Lil Wayne, Birdman, that whole cash money clique, man, they just, they did things that are historic when it comes to hip hop, especially when you're talking about New Orleans. Of course, you got people like Master P that are also mystical, that also put New Orleans on the map, but you gotta give BG a lot of respect, and the disrespect that I'm seeing for this young man online since he's been released, it's kind of crazy. Back in July of 2012, BG was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on a gun -possessing charge and an obstruction of justice charge. Now I'm reading that he did 11, I think it was 11 or 12 years on that 14 -year sentence. BG is now a free man, and since he's returned, of course, I mean, and I'm not sure what his age is, but he's a little bit older now. When BG was first incarcerated, of course, he was basically a kid. So now that he's done his time, he's now out, he looks a little different with the braids. A lot of people are saying he has a lot of female mannerisms, he looks and appears to be kind of girly, kind of zesty, that's the word that they're using, but I just think the disrespect for BG needs to really kind of stop, man. You're talking about a guy who did his time, he didn't tell, he didn't snitch, he didn't do anything. He basically held true to that whole street code, and we got to give this guy a lot of respect, man. Now that he's out and he's doing his thing, obviously, he is under the tutelage and he has signed with Brian Birdman Williams with cash money, so he's not going to have any money troubles or anything like that, but I'm just wishing that he has a lot of success and that great things manifest in this young man's life. So the disrespect, the saying that he looks girly, he's a little sweet now, got the braids, the mannerisms, hey, the man's been locked down for 11 years, man, he did his time. Let him live, let him be great. We as African American people specifically are kind of tearing this man down unnecessarily, and that's my opinion here on Convo Over Cigars on a Thursday. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming, BG, baby gangster. Like I said, he was locked up back in, I think it was 2012, for obstruction of justice and a gun possession charge. He did his time, he took it to the chin, he didn't tell or cooperate, everything that we talk about in the streets that gives people real credibility. BG stood solid on all 10 toes, so obviously a man who deserves a lot of respect, but the comments, the disrespect for the gangster that he is now out, he is no longer incarcerated is a bit much. In my opinion, we need to respect this young man and wish him well on his journey back to the top of the cash money regime. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Guys, take care.
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"Hey what's up, I'm AJ Rice Crypto and I want to be honest with you, this video, pretty embarrassing to make. So I kind of got stuck and then I got hacked and I want to explain what happened to me so it doesn't happen to you. To be fair it wasn't for all of my crypto but it was a good amount of money and I do have a ledger in crypto you know on different places and stuff like that. I've already pretty much have been made whole from what happened luckily like I have friends that help me out and one of them has a pretty loud mouth, I'm sure you get the joke but thanks to Loud for helping me out and I'm trading it back. But basically what happened is I wanted to use a trading bot that a couple of my friends were talking about that was on the Binance Smart Chain. The minimum buy -in was $5 ,000 so I put $5 ,000 and change from Ethereum to Binance using a cross -chain bridge called Seabridge. The transaction Seabridge worked just fine and my money was on Binance. Naturally the same day I moved that money to Binance the trading bot was migrating to like another thing and it was down for a couple of days so I kind of had to sit on the money and just wait for it to you know come back up. At the end of the day I had never actually used the trading bot because I was going to trade in my old car for a better car and I still did that but I wanted to use some of that money that I sent there for my vehicle. So when I went to move my funds back from Binance to Ethereum the same bridge that I used before Seabridge wouldn't let me do that for whatever reason. So I had to find a different bridge to go back to Ethereum and in the past I remember I used this bridge called AnySwap and it worked just fine and then I learned that AnySwap got rebranded to Multichain and I clicked on their Twitter I should have read the tweets underneath I did not you know they had almost 300 ,000 followers a hundred people I follow also follow that page and I just oh they just rebranded everything will be fine. One of the biggest mistakes here is that I didn't even send a test transaction. You know to be honest with you guys I'll keep it real with you like I've been in crypto for a number of years at this point I've personally have written over 300 videos for this company I'm in the game I know what's up I'm well researched I know what I'm talking about and because of that you know I kind of have an ego that gets a little bit too big sometimes and I really think this whole thing was a lesson in disguise because you know it definitely humbled me a lot because if you don't do that due diligence and you don't do your homework this is the kind of things that happen to you and you know it's just a fair reminder that crypto is a treacherous treacherous place and it can be a scary place for your money if you're not careful and if you don't do that homework and don't do your due diligence so lesson learned in that behalf. I did not send a test transaction and I also didn't know that the multi -chain bridge was just kind of not really working anymore but I just assumed because any swap rebranded that it would be fine but this isn't the worst part I sent that $5 ,000 back to ethereum and you know three hours went by and I looked at my metamask and I was like dude it's still not there like what's what's going on here you know what I mean so I went back to the twitter and I clicked on the telegram link that's in their twitter page on multi -chain's twitter page you know and like I said you know 300 ,000 followers 100 people I follow follow this page like I kind of thought that it was legit so I get into the telegram and I say what happened and someone messages me and they say hey like can I call you and I was like yeah sure so I got on the phone and there was this woman on the phone and she was like hey like what happened and I was like well I you know send $5 ,000 on the crosschain bridge and it didn't hit my ethereum yet and she was like can you prove it so I sent her the transaction on bsc scan and she was like oh okay so we just got to get you to claim that money and you'll be able to get it back and I was like oh yeah totally perfect and but then the conversation started to get a little weird she wanted me to download this other app which was just the crypto .com defi app so that's fine because I know that's a real app from crypto .com and then once I imported my metamask she said that she wanted me to change the language to vietnamese and at that point I realized that I was just dealing with a scam like this is already a scam like this this is bad and I panicked while I was on the phone with her and out of just habit I just bought a sappy seal and I moved my sappy seal from my ethereum wallet to a different ethereum wallet and then I just started kind of backpedaling out of the conversation like hey there's no reason I should change my language to vietnamese it was all because the claim button that does not exist on multichain wouldn't so she wanted me to use the browser on the crypto .com defi wallet because apparently it would show up on that browser so I followed her that far but when she wanted me to change my language to vietnamese I knew that something was up and I was just like why won't this claim button show up on this website and then you know we talked for a couple more minutes and then out of nowhere she hung up the phone and I refreshed my metamask and all of the crypto left in my metamask gone disappeared just like that I never gave her my seed phrase I never gave him my passport I never shared my screen I never did anything like that and I still for the life of me don't know how they drainbotted my metamask and you know I talked to Justin Williams about this and he obviously has you know somewhere down the line he's been hacked before too and he told me that you know whatsapp has like an encryption where telegram doesn't have the same encryption that whatsapp has and because of that just because she was on the phone with me that connection is all they needed to get into my metamask and that does not make sense to me I don't know how that works in my mind they need my seed phrase or my passport or something they didn't have any of those things and they still drained the rest of my metamask you know it was a notable amount of money Justin has told me in the past that drainbots have hit him and they took the stablecoins but have not but didn't take the ethereum in my case they took both the stablecoins and the ethereum and the bnb and everything else in my metamask but they did not take my nfts which is very strange but now I'm scared to put you know money back into that metamask to use for gas to get my nfts out so I'm not really sure what to do there but the lesson here at the end of the day is one never go into anything thinking you know everything don't like have that ego like oh like I'm AJ writes crypto I know everything that that mentality is stupid and immature of me to think that way like crypto is still a dangerous place I don't know how to code like I'm not a computer programmer there's a lot of things about crypto I don't know you know this reminded me of that like AJ like yeah you're a smart guy you've written a lot of videos you know what you're talking about but there is a degree that I don't know and because of that I still have to do that due diligence I still have to do my homework I still have to read everything carefully if I would have done 10 more minutes on multi -chain or sent a test transaction like none of this would have happened but you know I was in a big hurry I was just trying to get the money back I wasn't thinking I was not thinking and this is normally how this stuff happens and on also don't click any links that you don't know about apparently just getting on that telegram phone call with that woman without her knowing my password without her knowing my seed phrase they can wipe your metamask just like that from a phone call connection from telegram that is news to me it might be news to you and if you don't believe me well it happened and they stole my money I just don't want to see anyone else out there make the same mistake I did uh you know luckily like I said I have friends I've I've you know I've been made whole and I'm trading it back and I will I will pay them back but you know it is nice that like I'm not completely drowning and like I said it wasn't all of my crypto but it was a lot of money and it does really really sting but hey it's a bear market we still have plenty of time to accumulate leading up and really I think this is the challenge that I needed uh you know I had a pretty good head start and I was like kind of doing the moon math in my head I'm like well where I would be if this goes into this by 25 or the next bull run or whatever and and all that's out the window and that was a lot of work and that was a lot of effort and it's embarrassing it's embarrassing but at the same time this is a teaching moment and there's a silver lining for for you guys that to not make the same mistakes I did and as much as it pains me to come on camera and talk about how I was hacked for you know as much money as I was hacked for it's very embarrassing but the the point is is that I don't want it to happen to you so with that being said I mean I love you guys and be careful out there and at least I get to report that loss to the police and it'll help with taxes I guess so you know there's a win there and with all that said my name is AJ writes crypto and I hope you have yourself a great day.
Monitor Show 15:00 09-09-2023 15:00
"Still a little bit above pre -pandemic levels, but getting closer around three and a half percent versus around three percent or so. And medium and longer term inflation expectations are basically where they were before the pandemic. That's John Williams, the president of the New York Fed, speaking exclusively to Bloomberg's Michael McKee. And that does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best. I'm Justin Milliner. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. World leaders at the G20 summit stopped short of condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Instead, they urged nations to respect each other's borders. In a closing statement issued Saturday, the leaders called for a just and durable peace in Ukraine. It added that any use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible. The G20 declaration also called on Russia to reinstate the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which allowed Ukraine to export grain to help global food supplies. President Biden says the U .S. will provide assistance to Morocco following a deadly earthquake if requested. More than a thousand people were killed and hundreds more injured by Friday's magnitude six point eight earthquake. Biden issued a statement from the G20 summit in India today, saying he is deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation. The Senate will start moving a package of government funding bills next week. Trey Thomas reports. This comes as Congress is racing to avoid a shutdown at the end of this month. The last thing Americans need right now is a pointless government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he expects the first votes on Monday. The top Democrat urged Republicans in the House to follow the Senate's lead.
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"At a bit, they're still a little bit above pre -pandemic levels, but getting closer around three and a half percent versus around three percent or so. And medium and longer term inflation expectations are basically where they were before the pandemic. That's John Williams, the president of the New York Fed, speaking exclusively to Bloomberg's Michael McKee. And that does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best. I'm Justin Milliner. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. A federal judge is denying a request from former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to move the Georgia election interference case against him to federal court. Meadows argued on the grounds that he was a federal officer when the alleged election crimes took place. The move was seen as a better path for Meadows to perhaps get the charges dismissed. Last month, Meadows, former President Trump and 17 others were charged with felony racketeering and conspiracy counts in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. The manufacturer of a widely used abortion pill is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that would restrict access to the drug. If a Pristones maker is requesting the nation's highest court take up the case next year, the so -called floating border wall, which is meant to deter illegal immigration into Texas, is not going anywhere. Lieutenant Chris Olivarez with the Texas Department of Public Safety says it's unbelievable that the White House is trying to stop something that's working. The federal government continues to attack Governor Abbott for stepping up and taking on the responsibility to secure the border. The Justice Department is suing to get the border buoys out of the Rio Grande. A federal judge agreed, but an appeals court ruled in the state's favor, keeping the status quo.
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"Morning for me as brown start your day with msnbc daily at msnbc dot com. We try to make it very clear that there's obviously from all of the signs all the facts all the deductions we can make. There's no evidence that there is some sort of organized or widespread effort to defraud the election. We saw chaos confusion That only just heightened all of the attention and the misunderstandings that were going on this trust. And some i report really tries to express just the spiraling out of control. That happened there at times. And there's plenty of blame to point in both parties directions. But i just find it particularly troubling to me and it was saying that i really wanted to show in this report that maya party Some people within it. Some people representing it made this critical mistake in judgment and it caused more harm than good last month. The michigan senate oversight committee released a report on the twenty twenty election saying quote found no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud in michigan's prosecution of the twenty twenty election. The committee chaired by republican state. Senator ed mcbroom released the report after conducting nearly thirty hours of public hearings listening to testimony from eighty seven witnesses and reviewing more than four hundred pages of testimony former president. Donald trump called the report quote cover up and an attempt. To hide the truth. Staff writer at the atlantic tim. Alberta profiled senator mcbroom in his latest piece titled the senator who decided to tell the truth and tim joins us now along with national political reporter for axios jonathan swan. Good morning to both tim. You wrote this of committee chairman. Mick mcbroom quote. His committee interviewed scores of witnesses. Subpoenaed and review thousands of pages of documents dissected that procedural mechanics of michigan's highly decentralized election system and scrutinize the most traffic claims about corruption at the state's ballot box in november mcbroom conclusion hit lansing like a. It was all a bunch of nonsense. Mcbroom told you quote. I can't make people believe me. All i can hope is that people use their discernment and judgment to look at the facts. I've laid out for them and then look at these theories out there and ask the question. Does any of this make sense tim. It is such a fascinating and important piece Let's take a step back and talk about. Senator mcbroom himself who he is where he is on the political spectrum and why he thought it important to take these eight months to develop this report. Really you know it's interesting. This is a guy who has a lot of credibility with republicans with conservatives not only in his caucus but in his district up in the upper peninsula of michigan. He's a dairy farmer by trade. In fact he's still operates his family's one hundred old dairy farm. And this is a guy who's a conservatives conservative. He got into politics largely animated by the issue of abortion and wanting to protect farmers. And this is somebody who you voted for. Donald trump's who talk to me at length about how happy he was the policy outcomes of the trump administration. How worried he has been about the early days of the administration. So this is not something rhino. This is not somebody who's sort of soft and who's been attempting to undermine trump from within his own artists This is a guy at the same time though. Willingness who's really known as sort of a choirboy Literally he directs his church choir up in the upper peninsula and when you talk to republican colleagues of his. There was always a sense that that that anybody was going to really shoot straight on this issue and was going to pull punches and get to the bottom of this and then tell the truth no matter how inconvenient it may be than ed mcbroom was going to be that guy and for that reason. Frankly there was some nervousness when he took this investigation because a lot of republicans knew that he might not Broadcast exactly what they were hoping. I guess the question now is choirboy dairy farmer going to be censored by the party. Is he going to be driven from. The ranks is he. Going to be primary later. They're already protests against him for actually telling the plain and obvious truth that same truth. That william bar sad when he was asked to investigate these claims the same truth. That rudy giuliani was forced to say when he finally getting federal court and said no. You're honored this is not a fraud case the truth time and again that republicans win under oath and even trump's on attorneys had to tell judges. Now there's no widespread voter fraud. Is he going. Is he going to now get thrashed politically. for telling the truth. he'll he'll be thrashed politically. He's already beings rash politically starting his own district. This is a guy who represents a very conservative part of the state of michigan. And he's dealing with constituents and family friends people. He's known his entire life who are attacking him telling him that. He's been bought off by china that that he is in league with the deep state and frankly a century from his own party is sort of pretty low on his list of concerns. Right now. I mean well. We talked he. He was not in the direction of his rifle cabinet in his house. Talking to me about the calls in the middle of the night threatening his family. And so i don't know that this is a guy who's nearly as concerned about some of the political ramifications or in the abstract as he is about what might happen when the people who are so convinced that this election was stolen. And who believe that. There is an illegitimate democrat in office right now. They are approaching the brink of civil war. She and i talked about in the piece. He talked about people. He's encountering in his district who are talking about. It's time to rise up. It's it's it's time perhaps for a for a legitimate civil conflict. Here those are the things that that senator mcbroom talk to me about. That are really urgent for him. I don't know that he's terribly concerned about being stripped of some committee assignment or being punished by politicians in lansing because ultimately term limited have only be there for a couple more years anyway. He's much more worried about where this is taking all of us in the country in his community the people he knows who he feels like are perhaps lost permanently to these conspiracy. Yeah and they are conspiracy. Theories i mean i i get people sending me conspiracy theories from you. Know chinese colts and websites. That they've set up is really something. Jonathan swan though that whenever any of these lies are exposed to the light of day. They wither immediately. Giuliani held press conferences outside of federal court houses saying oh there's widespread fraud then they would go inside. Courthouses and giuliani would be asked by a judge. I mean specifically requesting the us district judge. Matthew brand giuliani admitted. This is not a fraud case. Trump lawyers saying the same thing this is an in arizona. Are you saying that. There's any fraud in connection to these disputed ballots to my knowledge at present. No said the lawyer. The lawsuit was was convinced. Time and again trump pr flax and giuliani would allege fraud. Outside course at courthouses they would go inside of courthouses and say no fraud your honor because they knew they couldn't lie in front of a federal judge and here you have somebody that's investigated this for months and months and again in the light of day these conspiracy claims that that russians and chinese.
"william bar" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Story. About the trump justice department's investigations into democratic representatives. Staffers already triggered blowback from both inside and outside the department less than twenty four hours after the story was first reported. The office of the inspector general announced it will review the matter while senate majority leader chuck schumer and judiciary committee chairman. Dick german retina subpoena former attorneys. General william bar. Jeff sessions to testify before congress about the investigations thing is according to your times at least four. Doj officials who were involved in briefings about the hunt for leakers. Still justice department. That is not lost on one of the targets of this. Whole thing. Congressman. adam schiff. I think that the the attorney general has not vacation to clean house to essentially understand. Exactly what the department was doing the last four years. Make sure that there's accountability for those. That were engaged in political and partisan investigations within the department an opinion piece for the washington post former federal prosecutor. Paul butler argues the best way for twenty general merrick. garland protect. Justice department is to stop defending his predecessor professor of law at georgetown university law center and he joins me now. Take three argument. Paul so chris here there two major issues. The first sessions in bar justice department when after trump's political enemies was there a legal predicate for them to seek this very personal data about congress. People their staff. There are families and enough famous exchange. When then senator harris asked attorney general bar. Trump had ever directed to investigate somebody forest. Answer the answer. Any prosecutor with integrity should have been hell. No because i would quit and stabbed bar held in hard all. What do you mean by this word. And and that were that was revealing. it raised the distinct possibility that bar was believed to weaponize the department of justice to go after trump's political enemies at. That's where we are now so chris. The other major issue is what the biden justice department is going to do about this. so far. we've seen this pattern of protecting the trump justice department. That's starting to look more and more of the same as protecting corruption. So that's a. This is the sort of 'institutionalised paradox. That i think garland finds himself in right which is the some of the norms are rotated department of justice. I think two of them were the independence department. Right of taking orders from the white house directly a and b you abandoning continuity and how the department did its business continuity the positions it took and the cases it took so you come and you think well we want to restore those norms. So we're going to be independent and not let the white house tell us what to do. And we're going to go back to more continuity so we're gonna take the same position to the trump justice department on the e jean carroll lawsuit etc but that is the problem it seems to me. That's exactly right chris. I'm a proud alumnus of the department of justice and i respect the journals institutional commitments. But when buying was running he said that the trump administration was deep. Most corrupt in modern history and biden's justice department has not responded by fighting for transparency and accountability. And i understand muir garland's with to look forward not backward now to substitute trump's lock corrup- with biden's lock him up but looking backwards looking backwards. That's a dangerous approach. People are allowed to subvert the constitution with no consequences. Yeah that's very well Well sat and this is going to think it's gonna come to a head. I mean there's going to be some choices that have to be made as we go forward here and there's gonna be a lot riding on those choices that are made by the attorney general paul butler as always great. Thank you you all right. There's still.
"william bar" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news. I'm barbara klein. The justice department has announced its inspector. General is conducting an internal review of the use of subpoenas by the doj under president. Donald trump the investigation has been promoted by revelations that the trump administration issued subpoenas to get electronic data of two leading house democrats. Npr's windsor. Johnston has details. The former trump administration secretly sees data from the apple accounts of the committee's top two democrats adam schiff and eric swale well as part of an investigation into the disclosure of classified information. The justice department also targeted. The records of democratic staffers and their families including a minor congressman ship calls the actions and abuse of power adding that lawmakers need to know more in a statement house speaker. Nancy pelosi says she supports calls for an investigation. Top democrats in the senate including majority leader. Chuck schumer are demanding. That former attorneys general william bar and jeff sessions called to testify windsor johnston. Npr news british. Prime minister boris johnson. Open the g. Seven summit in cornwall england today declaring he and his counterparts must learn lessons from the corona virus pandemic prime among them inequality. I think what's going wrong with this. Pandemic award risks being a lasting skull is that i think the inequalities may be entrenched and we need to make sure is weak. Recover we level across our societies. And we we build back better. Meanwhile china's top diplomat says beijing is gravely concerned about the theory that the corona virus might have escaped from a chinese lab as npr's john rich reports. That's not the only thorny issue he discussed today with secretary of state antony blinken young had sure who heads the chinese communist. Party's foreign affairs. Commission says the lab league theory is absurd and called on the us to respect facts and science and refrain from politicizing. the issue china's state tv reported he also said america should address its own human rights abuses rather than interfere in others affairs blinken repeated. Us concerns on the call about hong kong and the treatment of muslim leaguers in china's xinjiang region. Us china ties are at their worst in decades with friction across the board young urged washington to work with beijing to get relations back on what he called the right development trajectory john rich. Npr news the newly retired chief of israel's intelligence service has told the main israeli television channel. That mossad was behind a recent attack on an iranian nuclear facility. it's the closest acknowledgement. That israel was involved. This is npr. The international human rights group. Amnesty international says china is committing crimes against humanity in its shung jin region which is home to millions of wieger 's and other predominantly muslim ethnic minorities amnesty says hundreds of thousands are subjected to mass internment and torture. The new report calls it. A distortion hellscape. An environmental disaster off the coast of sri lanka may be getting worse. Npr's lauren freya reports a cargo ship. That caught fire and started leaking. Toxic chemicals could now be leaking oil. The ships operator says satellite images of revealed a gray sheen around the wreckage which sank off sri lanka's capital colombo last week. Navy divers examined the ship's hull underwater. But they were hampered by poor weather and ultimately could not find any oil leaks. This disaster began more than three weeks ago when the cargo ship caught fire and leaked chemicals and plastic pellets which have washed up along sri lanka's coast the government is taking legal action against the ship's owners. It's also barred the ship's captain and chief engineer from leaving the country. Lauren fryer npr news mumbai. The us embassy in moscow says it's lost contact with a former us marine. Who's been in russian custody and has been diagnosed with covid nineteen trevor. Reid is serving a nine year. Sentence for allegedly assaulting two russian police officers. I'm barbara klein npr news..
"william bar" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"This is one of these stories that on the one hand. It's a little bit like the boiling frog. Like we had learned about the justice department having intervened at the president's insistence to help his friends And to try to investigate his enemies we hit. Learned about the The way they were going after reporters sources ways that appear to directly violate justice department policy that some of those revelations quite recent And now revelations that they were going after sitting members of congress including those who are investigating him and using a gag order to keep it secret from congress as a whole and from those members it is unprecedented and the branches of government aren't supposed to be able to do this to each other and i don't know what the consequences are here but the merrick garland justice department has a huge mess on. Its hands that it needs to and it needs to handle in a way that restores public. Trust that agency. We're gonna be joined by two members of the house intelligence committee in this hour carson krishnamoorthi and harsh when val demings who is now an announced candidate for senate in florida. They both long a lot to say about this and rachel. Here's how we know. Here's how we know how bad this is. Richard nixon didn't do it. Richard nixon wouldn't dare do this and richard. Nixon was trying to go after leaks to the press just like donald trump was and the way he did it was he wiretapped reporters he richard nixon wiretapped reporters. Richard nixon committed crimes. Richard nixon was forced to leave office. But this was ally richard. Nixon would not cross and now that we know it's been crossed. The question for us is what do we do about it. What are the consequences of it. How do we ensure it doesn't happen again because if it goes on if it happened it's revealed and it goes unpunished. It becomes defacto president for not only if donald trump gets back into the presidency for him to do it again but for somebody worse than him to do this. Because of the de facto precedent. That it's okay to do because once it was exposed. There were no consequences. If this stuff isn't rooted out exposed and punished. It will happen again. It will become the new normal and this justice department. Become something that we have never ever had in this country before even under somebody as bad an actor as as richardson's And and your focus on. What does merrick garland do. Next is so important that he has Obligations that no attorney general before him has had its the worst job in government right now. I mean there's no job. I would like to have myself in the in the biden administration right now. I mean being attorney. General is hard in the best of times but to have to be attorney general and also to have to turn the justice department around to pick it up. It's ankles and shake it to see what falls out and in some cases they're going to have to undo actions taken by justice department personnel. Who were there during the trump administration and went along with some of the stuff. But they're also going to have to meet out some consequences and it's it's inescapable and it is big responsibility as anything else. They've got going on in government right now. Of course traditionally the attorney general of the new administration. Even from a different party doesn't ever really find fault with what's happened. You know procedurally from the attorney general of the other part of the precedes him and so they have no real muscles. They have no muscle memory. About how you deal with something like this and so. This is the time when you need. You need an attorney general. Who knows how to see things in a way that no previous attorney general has had to. Yeah yes exactly. There's not an option to ignore it in this case if you do if you if you are coming. In after an attorney general who used the justice department at the president's insistence to reward his friends to punish enemies to spy spine his political opponents his political opponents but to use the threat of to use all the powers of the justice department to survey all sitting members of congress including those on the intelligence community at the president's insistence. I mean this is. You can't just be like oh. We have policy differences not policy. This is a department that broke that we can't afford to let remain broken yet. And with government officials like this president and attorney general. The line is not crimes. The line is not william bar. Commit a crime to jeff sessions. Commit a crime to the president commit a crime. The line is should this have been done was wrong was wrong for them to do And i don't see how the orange the girl and can sit atop that bureaucracy without comment on what you did right and justice department policy is there for a reason right. I mean the justice department policy about for example. What you do with reporters is black letter policy. And you can read the memos on that from the from from the previous era of the justice department and those policies aren't rescinded if senior members of the justice department and perhaps even career attorneys are line. Prosecutors violate those policies and there is no consequence of it then that policy no longer exists in real life because there's no consequences for breaking it. You just can't do that. I mean the justice department has office of legal counsel memos that they treat as binding precedent. They have black letter policy that they treat as the rules and when those things are broken. You can't just say we're not going to do it that way anymore. We're going to go back to following the rules. it's not it's not a self repairing machine. I just i started off a couple of weeks ago. Feeling very urgent about this. And i got to the point where i'm feeling more than urgent about it. We are going to hear from attorney. General merrick garland tomorrow. He says he's gonna talk about voting rights as one of the things. Which is his agency has done at least nothing that we can see publicly visible thus far. I imagine he'll be after talk about some of this stuff to. We will see what he has to say tomorrow. Thank you thank you. Rachel like you while nixon didn't do it..
"william bar" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The show we did nine stern on. Msnbc we have thrown out the show as we sometimes have to do because we need to start tonight with some news that has just broken on the front page of the new york times. This is a big deal. I will tell you about to speak with one of the reporters who's bylined on the story. We're also about to speak with one of the subjects of this story but it all the time i have been in this business. I have never covered anything quite like this before. I have never read about anything like this before happening. In american politics and government as far as we know nothing like this has ever happened before but the new york times says tonight that it has and the consequences remains to be seen all right. Let me spell this out. You may have read over the last couple of weeks. Newly reported revelations about the justice department under donald trump secretly obtaining the communications of a number of reporters journalists from cnn from the washington post from the new york times reporters communications seized by the trump justice department secretly and those communications that the trump justice department went after they were all from twenty seventeen. The trump administration was frantically trying to find out who the who the sources were for those reporters when they were writing stories about the days of the trump administration and the two thousand sixteen campaign. Now the reason this has come out now the reason all of these stories about i washington post then. Cnn now we know the new york times. The reason all those come out has been. I think in part because of the change in administration the reporters who had their communications searched by the trump justice department which was hunting for their sources in many cases. Those reporters didn't know their communications had been seized until now. The trump justice department in some cases had secured gag orders so the reporters couldn't be told that they were being targeted. Their news organizations couldn't be told it couldn't be discussed. The reason these stories are now finally being written the reason. Those reporters finally know that their records were searched by the justice department under trump is because those gag orders on their media outlets have expired or they have been lifted now that the biden administration is in place those revelations about the trump justice department going after reporters sources That prompted the the biden justice department last just last week to announce that they will no longer sees reporters communications in leak investigations. President biden himself has weighed in on that saying going after reporters in that way is simply simply wrong and he did not want his justice department to do that. The context here in which tonight story breaks but just within the last hour the new york times has broken a whole new level of the story and again this is not just sort of a shocking revelation about the trump justice department. This is something as far as we can tell that has never been done before and us government and has profound implications for the separation of powers between the branches of government that we've got. This is the headline tonight and the new york times hunting leaks. Trump officials focused on democrats in congress meaning members of congress who are democrats quote as the justice department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early. In the trump administration. It took a highly unusual step. Prosecutors subpoenaed apple the company apple for data from the accounts of at least two democratic members of congress on the house intelligence committee and staffers and family members. One of those family members was a child a minor according to committee officials in other people briefed on the inquiry all told the records of at least a dozen people tied to the intelligence committee were seized in two thousand seventeen in early two thousand eighteen including the records of congressman adam schiff of california the top democrat on the house intelligence committee who is now the chairman of that committee prosecutors under the beleaguered trump attorney general. Jeff sessions were hunting for the sources behind news media reports about contacts between trump associates and russia. Ultimately the data and other evidence didn't tie the intelligence committee to any leaks. Investigators then debated whether they'd hit a dead end some even discussed closing the inquiry but following the departure of jeff sessions as attorney general and the installation of william bar as trump's new attorney general. Mr bar revived languishing. leak investigations. Once he became attorney general according to three people with knowledge of his work bar moved a trusted prosecutor from new jersey who had little relevant experience to the main justice department in washington to work on the congressman shift related case and about a half dozen others these zeal in the trump administration's efforts to hunt led to the extraordinary step of subpoena and communiqu communications meta data from members of congress that is nearly unheard of move outside of corruption investigations or justice department. Leak investigations are fairly routine. Current and former congressional officials familiar with this inquiry. Said they could not recall. Any instance in which the records of lawmakers had been seized as part of one moreover just as it did in investigating news organizations. The justice department under president trump secured a gag order on apple which expired this year so lawmakers did not know that were being investigated until apple was able to inform them of that fact last month after the records provided no proof of leaks prosecutors in the us attorney's office in dc discussed ending that piece of their investigation but william bars decision to bring in an outside prosecutor helped keep the case alive. There do not appear to have been similar. Grand jury subpoenas for records of members of staff of the senate intelligence committee just the house spokesman for republicans in the house. Intelligence committee did not respond to a question about whether republicans were issued subpoenas. The justice department has declined to tell democrats on the committee whether any republicans were.
"william bar" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"The department of justice under attorney-general merrick garland has really infuriated people on the left in the past couple of weeks. What have they done emily. Baz basilan well so easy. And carol sued president trump for defamation after she accused him of rape years ago in a department store and then he accused her effectively of lying and said he'd never even met her when there was actually a picture of him at a party with her. So this lawsuit was filed in state court Defamation suit in new york and just as a team like carol might get some discovery might be able to go in and try to prove that trump Knew he was lying. The former attorney. General william bar took the lawsuit and plopped down in federal court and he had the power to do that as attorney general then a federal district court judge said that the lawsuit could proceed rejecting the arguments. By the trump justice department that what president trump said about aging carol fell within the scope of his employment as president and that as a president he was a government worker covered by this federal law. Called the westfall act. That effectively gets federal employees out of lawsuits in the scope of their office or employment. So the question was what was the biden justice department going to do with this lawsuit. What was there a position where they are gonna continue the trump position and appeal this district court ruling or not and they have decided to stick with the trump position and the reason is probably two or threefold for one thing in general the justice department is not excited about changing the position. It takes in cases when a new administration comes in. They're supposed to be doing something called law which is different than something called politics kind of like judges and it's not great when every time you come into office you just like change all your positions in a bunch of cases because it makes the government seem like they are just driven by politics. And you can't rely on them so that's one kind of overall global reason for this sticking with the position and another is just about like defending the broad prerogatives power of the presidency and not making it easier for presidents to get sued for lots of different reasons right trying to protect the president from this type of civil lawsuit now. The problem with that argument for me is that bill clinton lost a lawsuit a lot like this one in a sexual misconduct claim that paula jones brought against him and the supreme court said like tough year an office. You can still get sued. And that seems like it's really at odds with what the justice department is arguing with here. But you know maybe they're trying to limit that position and there is this kind of broader institutional way of basically justifying the position that the by justice department is taking here. I don't personally agree with really. But i it's. It's a really interesting kind of law politics. Dilemma i wanted to deeper this just want to note there a couple other things that the guard administrate garland justice department. They've now they're siding with some religious colleges in a case just trying to defend a law and not get displaced from defending a law that allows for discrimination against lgbtq people by religious schools. And also emily the administration at least temporarily had been going along with some trump administration efforts to to extract records from the new york times. The washington post and cnn of reporters and in fact even gagging executives of the new york times and cnn from talking about their efforts to extract these records leak investigations. Although now the garland justice department has backed off of that right. Yeah and then. They're also trying to prevent through. Lisa the memo from the mola report so going back to the jim carroll case i remember even at the time we talked when we talked about this. The first time being pretty sympathetic to trump. There was this argument while he wasn't working when he defamed her when he's alleged to fainter because he's asked he's asked by reporters about this case and he gives a response which is allegedly defamatory. And then she. She sues based on that response. I don't understand how you can say. The president wasn't working when he responded to these questions. You're the president when reporters asked you questions. You have to answer like even if it's not about the budget or it's not about the particular signing ceremony or add. If it's something else you were you were. Your job is answering requests questions from reporters responding to reporters and so it does seem to me that that is very much in the process in the course of your regular work as you're in your job is is responding to these now. You shouldn't defame people when you're doing it. But if the law exists to protect federal officials who are doing their job does seem to me. That trump would be covered by that. Yeah i mean. I think some of the confusion here is the like you are correctly separating answering the questions about old rape allegations while you're president from old rape allegations from way before you were president and i think that's cracked like he's being asked the questions in the capacity of having to answer questions from reporters like you said. I don't understand how this squares with the ruling. I was just talking about in the clinton versus paula. Jones case in which a civil lawsuit was allowed to proceed during presidency. I mean especially now. Trump's not even present anymore because clinton's actions weren't while he was president. It was all a question of whether it was behavior that was done before and whether he could be held to account for that behavior. Whereas in this case is a question whether you're being held to account for behavior while you're president while you're doing your job. Yeah maybe that's exactly right. I mean certainly a really important distinction. You're right but then the question is surely there are limits on that because if you're president and particularly this last president gave us a real life example of this if you use the power of the office while i guess the answer to this is impeachment but i guess you use the power of the office to.
"william bar" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"That would have asked him to give up his dna so it could be compared to a address that carol had kept into in her possession for decades. It was only at that point. That doj stepped in and said no really. The united states should be the defendant year so the second circuit has compelling reasons to let this case go forward right joyce fans thank you very much. And thanks for writing that piece now to this an investigation by the interior department's inspector general published yesterday finds that last june washington's lafayette square park was not forcibly cleared. So that former president trump could hold a full photo op outside the historic saint. John's church instead. The report finds that the clearing which took place during protests against racial injustice and police happened so a contractor could install fencing. The report did find that attorney. General william barr urged officials to speed up declaring the process of clearing people. Once trump had decided to walk through the area. Joe i don't even know what to say. I mean tractor putting up fence. Has this much power. First of all. I've got to say. I think i've been unduly a tough william bar i because i did not know all this time. That not only was. He'd operating as attorney general of the united states if america but he was also the director of scaffolding for lafayette park action. That having as like your your your your second job you know the headlines from some of our friends and the panting and heavy breathing. After this i g report came out as laughable. The i g himself said this report is not dispositive. Listen we we can only handle what's in our jurisdiction and as he said unfortunately not everything in our jurisdiction. What this report said was that they had planned to go out and fix the scaffolding for some time they didn't know donald trump was coming out until later in the afternoon and jonathan lemaire. Here's here's one of my favorite parts of the report. That undermines everything that people writing about this. The head of operations for the park police learned about mr trump's plan when mr bar came out to inspect the area quote. Ask bar scaffolding director of lafayette park. Are these people still going to be here. When otis comes out. Mr bar asked according to the report referring to the president of the united states the operations commander replied to mr bar. Are you freaking kidding me. He then hung his head and walked away. The report said which of course undermines every headline that you've seen here it also of course misses the bigger story that donald trump did go across with. You know i the chairman of the joint chiefs this secdef. There were a lot of things that obviously made january or june. The first deeply disturbing four beyond scaffolding plans earlier in the day. But again you talk about a lack of perspective in the padding and the over reporting here from trump apologists it's really it's laughable on. Its face you just need to read the report and read what the says and what the does not say. It's about reading the report. Also joe just simply putting this back into context. Let's remember that. There were peaceful demonstrations largely at lafayette square in the days. Prior to this now. Certainly there was active vandalism at church. the northern end of the square saint. John's the where there was a smart where there was a fire that obviously no one condones. That was the night of course at the president and his family were rushed to the emergency bunker at the white house. Something that he of course found sort of humiliating humbling and he wanted a strong message to push back. And that's how this plan was hatched. It was hopelessly senior. Aides of we all have had the reporting at the time came up with this idea for him to walk across the park and then his daughter suggestion of trump display bible in front of that damage church and protests tapes. I work that's yeah. That was a key. Part of this show under under overlooks by many And so therefore they wanted to clear the parks we could have that photo op now. The protests that day had been very peaceful unlike a few nights prior but yet they were still cleared out. Include out forcefully with the use of tear gas and there's a lot of back and forth whether tear gas was in fact used it was according to the report. The governor in recent days so certainly the attorney general was sent out there to inspect this and yes there was increased security fencing around the perimeter of the white house going up at that time because the protests and so on. That part is true but the timing here there's a reason why those protests were cleared exactly when they were and that was for the president and his senior. Aides wanted him to walk street. And have that infamous photo op. Well the reason. They were cleared with the urgency. They were cleared with three things again. My friends and young children can be true at the same time. They could have actually scheduled a repairs on scaffolding at the same time before knowing of course donald trump who was humiliated after after news broke that he scrambled down to the bunker humiliated by that but for some reason he was deeply humiliated by that but they made these plans and then donald trump and his aides made their plans said he was going to go across there and again schedule. Could've been in place for a couple of days like you can. Stop your panting. You can put down the paper bag. That really doesn't prove anything. Also it's very true. At the same time that you had the turkey geno the united states walking outside inspecting things and basically basically telling part police clear this up get these people out of here now and again unless he could be the director of scheduling lafayette park of us. I apologize william bar. I didn't know we can do two things at once. Try to undermine jeffersonian democracy undercut two hundred and twenty years of checks and balances and be responsible for scaffolding lafayette park. And if if that's i apologize but if not then again at the port where he comes out before trump comes out and he asks this question. Are these people still going to be here. When police comes out the operations commander replied to mr bar. Are you freaking kidding me. He then hung his head.
"william bar" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"I think yep. I agree and i look back at william bar. He had a chance to do something great and to arrest people and put them in federal prison and he did not do it and we thought he would. So is what threat did they make against him. Yup and his complete family that that man had the back off. That's right that's right. Somebody is doing that right. Option is here. there's a different level of all your at the very top. There's corruption everywhere. So eventually the people need to take back over this country and we had to hate to say we have to create some type of new government. It's going to have to happen. I i'd like to govern the way it is. I just wanted to be a lot smaller. I if you took the federal government. And i think the constitutional republic the the way that our founding fathers stood up separation of powers. The checks and balances was d- with divine intervention. I the other worldly the how well they thought things out. I think that what you get to a size like it is. Nobody's held accountable. And the bureaucracy becomes a machine that takes on its own life. Foudy his for five presidents right. Presidents covid go bureaucrats. Foul she remade. And that's the truth. Right we gotta go. Listen folks if you like what you heard do us. A favor gives a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. We certainly do appreciate it. Helps us a lot. If you're listening to this podcast whether it be i tunes or spotify or wherever you get your podcast. Do us a favor. Leave us a review. If you like it. I really do appreciate it. It helps us a lot as well and share this message with your friends. I can't stress that enough if you want to know more about what we.
"william bar" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"Adult America's At least one shot that number 56% now and vaccinations are slowing down in most states as more people who want to be vaccinated already have by now, the president acknowledged. Skeptics need convincing to get it. He lot of creative efforts to come up with vaccine incentives like grocery stores, giving discounts to shoppers who get shots. Republicans also trying to convince skeptics putting out a video featuring GOP lawmakers who are also doctors like Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland who says vaccines Will be resulting in a clear path to the eradication of the pandemic. Theo FDA did not skip any steps the feds say about 32% of the American population is now fully vaccinated in Washington. Jill NATO Fox News, the number two Republican in the House, Steve Scalise is now saying in a statement of the number three member list. Cheney from Wyoming should be removed from party leadership. She's been publicly critical of former President Trump's election fraud claims and voted for his impeachment. Federal judge orders the Justice Department to release a memo written before the release of the special counsel Russia report on then President Trump U. S. District Judge Jamie Berman. Jackson says the Trump era Justice Department hid the real purpose of a memo prepared for then Attorney General William Bar before he announced his conclusion that President Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation. Now she wants that memo made public, she says quote the document reveals that the attorney general was not engaged in making a decision about whether the president should be charged with obstruction of justice. The fact that he Would not be prosecuted was a given. The DOJ has until May 17th to appeal the release boxes telling you Jay powers this morning, former President Trump's expected to find out if his ban on Facebook and Instagram will be lifted its being decided by an independent oversight board. Americans.
"william bar" Discussed on No Agenda
"And and and you big brute and to have voted for trump orangemen bed so now we can just see on the outside by how you act if you voted for the orange man. Now i have. I was going to do it. I didn't do it. I'm just gonna throw it out. There is a possible thing people can do if they wanted to do which goes right against the grain when it comes to that thesis which is ludicrous. But if you want to be ludicrous. Let's do this go to c. span and listen to the call ends when you hear the democrat line. Well i don't take that trump's a good guy republicans will. I'm not absolutely sure about that. All republicans have radio voices and they got the big balls and all the democrats are squeaky little guys. I'm i was going to do that. It was too much work. That's where i draw the line at some point. I'm not going to sue. You can do it analysis. You could do happening bass notes but this is nonsense in new york. Times should be ashamed of itself or doing stuff like that bigoted Well anyone who sounds masculine must be purged. Jake tapper. cnn can tell you exactly who these people are. And what has to happen to strange. Because look i'm not a constitutional scholar. I don't have an opinion on this shit. I don't have an opinion on this but stand by a lot of people who are voting to not have any consequences for donald trump are doing so not because of constitutionality but because they don't want to hold donald trump to any sort of standard they and they never they never have let's They believe in consequences for everybody else. Would the consequences be going by the way rand. Paul had the best argument. The reason for the for impeaching anybody in any offices to get him out of office if the guy's already out of office what are you trying to prove or accomplish this just wheel spinning its showboating. It's pathetic here. He goes mr and they and they never they never have. They believe in consequences for everybody else but got voted out. That's the consequence as an aunt. Outgoing president former president can literally incite an insurrection on capitol to hold onto power. I think that's what we saw. He was at work. It was to hold onto power to subvert democracy and they don't think there should be consequences so if they don't believe that an impeachment trial is is constitutional. That's obviously a legal position legal argument. But if you don't believe that then what consequence. What consequence should there be voted out. Do you think that some people are just above the law trial. Goodness mitch mcconnell. And kevin mccarthy for that matter have said the donald trump played a role in the terrorist attack. He played a. We all predicted it. Not the specifics but that there would be violence. Urgency broadcasts commencement the annual. Thanks you for your speaking of rand. Paul he kind of got got george stephanopoulos his face in a really fun way she did. Stephanopoulos tried to do the whole nazi thing again. The department of justice led by william bar said there's no widespread evidence of fraud. Can't you just say the words this election was. I would suggest is what i would suggest. Is that if we want. Greater confidence in our elections and seventy five percent of republicans agree with me is that we do need to look at election integrity and we do need to see if we can restore confidence in the elections. Well seventy five percent of republicans agree with you because they were fed a big lie by president trump and his supporters is stolen. Why can't you say well. I think we're thinking. George george george where you make a mistake. Is that people coming from the liberal side like you. You immediately say everything's ally instead of saying there are two sides to everything. Historically what would happen is if. I said that i thought there was fraud. He would interview someone else. Who said it wasn't but now you insert yourself in the middle and say the fact. Is that everything i'm saying is alive. I said what the president said was alive. Said hold on. He said the election was stolen. This election was not stolen. This election results were certified in everything. Date your sector council recounts. You're saying that absolutely it was you're saying there was no fraud and it's all been investigated that's just not true. It's not what i said. Sir i said the justice found. No evidence finished my says not true. We're all liars. You just simply saying. We're all liars. I said it was a lie. That election was stolen from. You're right or wrong. Oh sad i. I had a second clip where he did another good bid on that. But it's just an empty clip for some reason But what i liked. What he said was. Hey man. you know what you're doing is you're inserting yourself in a journalistic piece where you should have someone from the other side. Not you telling me to shut up. That's what that's become the standard and you had the bhuttos clips. You just played the tapper clifton aim thing yeah inserting himself. He's become the big expert. Why why even have these shows. Why even have a guest on. Why don't you just sit there and yet go away. We'll talk radio does that. Let me right wing talk radio. Does he had the guy comes on. Get get yankees. The big expertise goes on and people. You entertained people but why do it as some sort of a phony baloney deal to have a guest on when you're not gonna listen to him. I don't even know what i'm most worried about. Is the irrelevance of these channels just diminishing to such such a degree that they won't even be useful to us. At a certain point is people are not going to be watching this much longer. Doomed the show while. That's what about the hands my worry like. What if we don't have these nut jobs to to clip. It's going to be a problem you know. I think there's an never ending. Supply of nut jobs to clip accepted harvard. Gimme harder to find. But i dunno these networks are gonna dig and a half to get first of all. I think the networks are gonna have to get rid of these guys. They're not entertaining. They're annoying and their and their embarrassing the operation. If he should be ashamed of itself to have a guy like stephanopoulos even running. he's a clintonistas. Yeah but he. He's got inside track. I'm not going to get rid of him. He's important for them. She doesn't have an inside track to anything jerk liberal and then annette show is all the giggling women a good morning america. I mean it's an embarrassment..
"william bar" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The day I go into a studio, saying, I've asked all the questions and I've heard all the answers is the day I gotta quit. Ted Turner, who hired Larry King at CNN, calls King quote the world's greatest broadcast journalist of all time. 55 degrees right now, on Peachtree Street, Increasing clouds tonight. Low dropping to 38. Atlanta's most accurate and dependable forecast is coming up. Top local news every 30 minutes and when it breaks 95.5 WSB depend on it to CDC is reporting the largest single day increase of covert vaccination so far, with 1.6 million shots given out on Friday, the agency says. Very few people are suffering allergic reactions to it to see the sea, says 15. People in the US have had a severe allergic reaction after taking modernist Colvin 19 vaccine. And 45. Such reactions have been found among those who have taken the visor vaccine that is as of January, 19th, the agency says. For every million doses of the vaccines, there were 2.1 severe reactions for the modern, a vaccine and 6.2 cases for the visor shot. Those rates are higher than the number of allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. But the CDC says the reactions a rare Allison Keyes, CBS NEWS Washington, The New York Times reports that former president Trump considered removing acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen for refusing to overturn the election results here in Georgia. Rosen replaced a G William Bar in late December after he publicly broke with Trump over claims of election fraud and later resigned. We'll check traffic and weather coming up next WSB news time coming up on 603. Listen, if you're moving, relocating, combining households or just tired of paying.
"william bar" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Appear from our Fox Morning show, which is Then one of the top radio shows in the market for decades, and so we had a lot of people that kind of Followed us up here to K away and And that that was always cool. It's always cool to hear from those listeners. Yet to that point from the 303 y'all joining Kay away is exactly what made me start listening. I love you love your number One fan. Tracy. Tracy. Thank you. You guys were a breath of fresh air. I think for the station. It may be too much of a breath of fresh air at the beginning. Yeah, it first. Were you around when we started now, That was before my time. Yeah, Been here. Three years now, Okay? The show is a little different. When we first started up here, it was a little shocking little more rockets and edgy And some people absolutely loved it. And then some people were Get these guys off the radio. And so I think we've adapted and kind of found a sweet spot here upon K away. And we love doing the show with Dave. You know Dave Davis Davis. Why we're here. You know to be able to work with the guy is talented. As Dave and such a great guy, great partner. That was the You know the appeal for me? To take on two shows today. And here we are your five Let's see. 303 says Glad your show is on the morning Now instead of the afternoon, we are we were on afternoon drive. Like the first like 2.5 years. It was a three and a 2.5 3. Yeah. When I started with you guys, we were still on the afternoon drive. So it was after I had my baby, okay? Texture from the forehead. Oh, I just passed the lady with the dog in Phoenix. And she was talking to herself. Maybe your wife? Yeah. Maybe. Mike. Hey. Good morning. Hey, Good morning, guys. How are you? Hey, we're doing good. Good said So I wanted to bring up my speech if I had a couple years ago, and you guys Under your impaired and I just loved it Downhill, ski and you know it. I was up at Winter Park up in Fraser. Bye, Frasier. They're up in the hiker, Jack. And Oh, my gosh, those mountains up there are huge see the hills that we have here in Minnesota. Are nothing compared to what you guys have. Right? Right, Colorado. Um, question, please. So I know sometimes the Colorado Buffaloes. It'll say did a geographic restrictions. What is that? Why did they say that? You mean during the broadcast of the Buffaloes? What football games? Got basketball football say like Did it geographic restrictions that live stream of the Colorado Buffalo is Something on my heart radio or something. That's a licensing issue between for networks. It's the same thing with the NFL. You know, NFL has the same licensing issues. Yeah, you got your great I love you're gonna start in. I gotta tell you. We have held out here, but they're not compared to what you guys not even close. Thank you Might have a good day. Let's go. William William Bar Bill. Hey, Bill. What's up Bill from Kansas William A church. William the third and cherish. Hey, what's up, man? Well, I think you're great. You know, I tried you on your show Jerry Campus. I can't get it even on the Easter place. When I'm not a Colorado. I can't get it. But I discovered you guys when you're in the afternoon..
"william bar" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"Election officials across the country included the republican governors in arizona georgia as well as trump's former attorney general william bar have confirmed that there was no widespread fraud in the november election nearly all the legal challenges from trump and his allies have been dismissed by judges including two toss by the supreme court where three count them. Three trump nominated justices presided. Yeah they slapped his pp hard. Yep so congratulations to georgia from making the right decision now that sets sort of a an interesting talking point i think of something that i have maintained since our show existed brother and what i had What i've always said was that. I was very much vehemently against one political party. All the power in this country you and by and large. I still feel that way. However what we've witnessed happened happening. I'm gonna go back. As far as saying that the obama administration there's been tremendous amount of legislation. Good legislation proposed by the house and mitch. Mcconnell has never put it forward to the senate for consideration and vote. No never now. It's it's important to note that the republicans have held power and the in the senate for at least six years. Exactly that's what. I referring to at least six years if not longer i'm thinking it's closer to eight. I don't think the democrats held the house. What maybe they did. Maybe they did. Hold the house for the first. Two years of obama's second term would have to look into that but they did. The democrats did not hold the senate in the last two years obama's term. That's that's one of the reasons garland. Merrick did not become a supreme court justice because they would not let that vote even see the light of day correct. So i say this with caution that temporarily. I think it's a good thing that Democrats have complete control at the moment because again the way the way that works in the senate at this point. Why why they're saying the democrats have control is that There's a fifty fifty fifty in the senate. There is equal number of votes being cast by by the two parties so if there is a deadlock meaning Each side Votes in favor and the other side of votes and it becomes a deadlock. Comal harris steps in has the president of the senate. I believe term correct and breaks the tie and so the presumption is that she would vote democrat in and break any any any stalemates in favor of that particular party so i also believe in. Correct me if i'm wrong brother. Who becomes the leader of the senate though that turn over to that democratic control. Yes it does okay. So.
"william bar" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"I'm flip Albert in the Cocoa News Center House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today threatening to pursue impeachment of President Trump. Again. She's joining other top Democrats in Congress urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment bolos He's saying any of these final 13 days of the presidency of Donald Trump can be AH Horror show for America. Newly elected, said Diego Congressman Sarah Jacobs is also encouraging Pence and members of the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. She continued by saying, if that option doesn't work than impeachment is also on the table, adding, even though Trump will leave office soon, it is important that those responsible for the riots are held accountable as they took an oath to protect the constitution, not stopping there. Congresswoman Jacob says Law enforcement also needs to be held accountable for what happened at the capital. We need an investigation into how it was how it happened, how protesters were allowed into the Capitol complex and into the building and why there was such a difference in response from the peaceful protests. Over the summer to what we saw in terms of security yesterday. Jacobs knows there's a lot of work to do to heal the division, but she's confident she can be a part of a new generation of national leaders. Zachary Barnes, Coco News. We're learning more today about the setting a go woman killed by a Capitol police officer during the violence of the capital Yesterday. Coco's Maryland, Haider has details According to Social Media. Ashley Babbitt and Air Force veteran lived in Ocean Beach with her husband and she traveled to D. C Tuesday to take part in Wednesday's rally. She was a vocal supporter of the president on Social media, and she took part in the Trump Boat Parade in San Diego in September. She most recently ran a pool service and supply company. Capitol Police say she was shot as protesters tried to push through a barricaded door at the U. S. Capitol. Former Attorney General William Bar today is blaming President Trump for the attack in the capital Yesterday Bar calls it a betrayal of the president's office. In a statement obtained by Politico William Barr says orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is quote inexcusable. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, reacting today the storming of the capital by supporters of President Trump Graham saying today that despite what happened, he's not unhappy that he's been a supporter of the president's. Have absolutely no regrets of helping this president make a safer, more prosperous. I've enjoyed my relationship with him. Say these things not because Savannah musty Say these things because I have to sort of the grand ran for the Republican presidential nomination himself in 2016, but has been one of strongest supporters of the president the last four years. A bill introduced by setting a congressman Mike Levin, today that strengthens and expands services for veterans has been signed into law by the president. It authorizes officials to work with outside groups to operate shelters for homeless veterans on government property and requires the V A to make sure that veterans taking part in government homeless programs have the access to Tele health services. The law also improved supportive housing programs for veterans as well as transition and job training services. The CEO of Amazon is no longer the richest person in the world. He's been bumped the top spot by Elon Musk, the Tesla's CEO, is now worth more than $188 billion. Compare that to this time last year, when he was barely in the top 50 on Wall Street. The Dow today closed up 211 points coming his top 303. Let's check out the freeways Now Coco is built on traffic, and here.
"william bar" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Becoming partly sunny in the Bay Area the rest of today. San Francisco Right around 59 Today's high in the upper fifties and sixties. Generally, 60 and mountain view today warms up to 62 in San Jose conquered 58. It's fog advisory just has now been lifted for the Sacramento Valley. Still, some lingering fog turning partly sunny look for 57 Today's high in Sacramento. From NPR and W bur. I'm Tanya, mostly I'm Peter O'Dowd. This is here and now as the world processes what happened yesterday at the U. S Capitol this morning, former Attorney General William Bar called President Trump's conduct of betrayal of his office and his supporters. Boer, who had been one of Trump's most loyal supporters, said that orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable. Congressman Mark Wain Mullen, a Republican from Oklahoma joins us now he was inside the Capitol building yesterday. Congressman. Welcome back to here And now. Thank you having on again, Peter. Sure. And I know you were on the floor of the chamber yesterday, helping to barricade the doors from the mob. On the other side that must have been Terrifying. What was going through your mind? Well, I mean, listen, Troy Nehls. He's a sheriff from, uh, from Texas who is a newly elected member. Hey, was there with me and the Capitol Police sergeant arms agenda funnel or a phenomenal job. And we both felt like we could be an asset. And so we We were prepared to help help help those guys just as much as they were helped. And they were gonna defend us. As I way I look at it. Their families is just as important to them as my family is to me. Well, and I understand you also saw the woman who died. Get shot inside the Capitol. Tell us what you saw. Well, we were We were in close proximity. We were at the front door. That was where we were defending, and that they agitators. The I don't know if you want to call him protesters or not, but it from the riders. They had tried to go around the back. At the same time. We had thought shots were fired at the front of us because the glass is broken. At first, it did sound like shots were fired. And while that was going on, we heard glass break in the back, and that's when we knew that there was a lot more trying to go around behind it. And there's a tenant there that had to make a decision. And as uh unfortunately young lady had reached the door by coming through the glass. Hey, had to make a life changing decision, not just for him, but for her family Also, and from what you saw Congressman was the shooting justified. I I believe so because what happened at that point is that crowd dispersed and there were still a lot of members and a lot of staff. That was that was on the floor. And end the Capitol police and the sergeant arms had gave her multiple warnings to stand down to stand down, stand down and she kept coming. And if she would have made it through, everybody else is going to come through. And then it was going to get it was the situation could have been much, much worse. Impossible, a lot more lives lost. So with some hours to reflect on this. What is your response to the security failure at the Capitol? Well, what questions do you need answered about how I wouldn't call it a security failure. I think Capitol police and the sergeant was did the best they could with what they had. They were outnumbered, and there was a situation. A lot of people have to make a decision. Are you really gonna will use lethal force? On us is an expression of the U. S capitol. And I think our men and women and law enforcement showed a great restraint and in a situation did escalate out of hand. But I wouldn't call it a failure because afterwards, Peter, I went down to the triage center. And there was a there was more than 25. There could have been 25 or 50, law enforcement officers and their men and women somewhere Capitol police somewhere with the D. C. Police and they were beat up they had they had been hit with clubs. There was one young man that I doubt if he actually keeps his eye. He was in surgery yesterday. His I was literally outside of the socket. And and they were willing to fight and defend. I think they did. The best they could. With the resource is they had So here's the elephant lurking in this room that I know you said on ABC s Good Morning America today that you disagreed with your colleague, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney and other Republicans, Frankly, who said that the president Lit the flame of this insurrection and I want I do want to hear from you on that. But first, let's hear the president's words to his supporters. Just before they stormed the capital. We're gonna walk down to the Capitol. And we're gonna cheer on our brave.
"william bar" Discussed on WTOP
"Are extending a ban on President Trump's accounts for at least the next two weeks. CBS News Special Report. I'm coming. McCormick, DC's mayor set to speak any moment now about yesterday's events. We, of course, will bring you the very latest, too soon as we get it. We're also hearing from former Attorney General William Bar, He says. President Trump's conduct As a violent mob of supporters stormed the capital was a betrayal of his office and supporters. In a statement to the Associated Press Bar says orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable. Are was one of the president's most loyal and ardent defenders in the Cabinet and was by his side when mostly peaceful protesters were tear gas this summer, so the president could walk to a church near the White House. And hold up a Bible. We are learning the identity today of the woman who was shot inside the U. S Capitol and was killed. She is Ashley Babbitt, a 14 year military veteran who served in the Air Force and was a strong supporter of President Trump. Reports say she was shot by Capitol police in the chest and transported from the building just before three o'clock yesterday afternoon. D. C. Police are leading that investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Coming up in money News. Wall Street is working on records again. A takeover bid for a big D C company. I'm Jeff Global. It's 11 24 high friend. It's your home speaking and I need some favors. Could.
"william bar" Discussed on No Agenda
"Fascinating not really now. What is to me. I know her but pretty much state of the art. Work cut quantum computers currently are. We'll tell me they don't work. Tell me some yeah this is. This is good in-form interested about quantum computers. We the only thing i know. Is that the united states Put five hundred million dollars into a quantum initiative last year. So that's just wasted money. I guess it depends on what the quantum means in this regard. You know you talk about when you're talking about. The stock market stuff is usually refers to quantitative right. Now what we're talking about supercomputer. That doesn't even think in ones and zeros. Which i don't i don't comprehend well. Apparently nobody else does it. Because they can't get him to work although there's one in the there's a company called d wave at sells them. It's not like three in the world has tons of 'em does about ten companies that make them. Nobody knows how to make them work. Ibm one the most famous one right now and it's in the cloud And you can address that you can talk to. You can try to program. You can get an account. I think there's like a quarter of a million people playing with this thing. Doesn't you know no one's done anything with it. Google has the most famous one because google claims that they solve some problems. They just recently. If this was the beginning of this year i think wasn't it Probably just a play to get some of that five hundred million dollars if you ask me. It will whenever it was it. Was this year. I agree And it solves some problems that would've taken two hundred fifty six years by a supercomputer to solve and they solved it in ten seconds or some crazy thing and there's no proof of this is just their claim and there's having sought what have they solve sense and and the idea that these things predict the future is the most. I'd never heard this before. So i got fascinated by this guy in this clip because they know is bullcrap bullcrap of the highest order. Quantum goes on with other stuff. Hold on do you want to hear this. Do i just want to read you. A little a little blurb here from quantum dot gov quantum gov the home of the national quantum initiative ongoing activities to explore and promote quantum information science. The national quantum initiative act was signed into law december. Twenty first twenty eighteen. The purpose of this act is to ensure the continued leadership of the united states in quantum information science and technology applications it provides for coordinated federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security. The united states. Well i would say they have to spend this money. Because there's a fear that anyone gets couch backgrounder anyb- there's a fear that if anybody ever gets a quantum computer to work you have supremacy at all. Encryption does is done yes so the three things on this website we have. The future is now spreading the word about post quantum cryptography. That's the whole idea right. They're doing crack. Everything is steve bitcoin. That's what's going to happen crack crowley gift. Serious bitcoin numbers. You could get all the bitcoins horns although bitcoins left i never thought of this by the way but knowing how this could mind them in five seconds that would ruin. It would be a bummer. Okay so let's go let me. Let's hear his thoughts on edge. We're still thinking about this. Quantum computer is predicting the future. Six months to two years in advance What does he think about bar in. Terms of william bar william barred did exactly what he was employed to to vary the most complicated game which has outfought the bad actors. It is so because it's this this this quantum computer it is beyond the thinking of ordinary humans ordinary humans cannot compete with quantum speed of light thought and so these traps and tricks in tarrant or pan failures or part to draw the bad side. I'll be said apparent twice catch. Yeah i like this. I like this bar has done a great job. I like it and this guy is a fiction writer. I mean you know. That's his claim to fame as he writes books a lot of fiction books but he has the gives all these other guys they have bring told stuff. Yeah all right. Let's hear some more okay. Well this one. I would go to left so one of them is optional. Let's play this one. This is the sp cliff. Okay percents sydney powell and only one of two Allowed unqualified to Lead in court marshals. That is why she was jimbo. That nelson swear stopped stopped to clip. Did you know that. Sydney powell was one of only two in the whole in the whole country day could lead a court martial. I didn't know she was one of two. I had received the same information that she when when that bogus press release came out. I'm pretty sure. I said the idea is the idea is that she would be leading the military tribunals the i remember this i have no idea how it works. I don't know what what that means. I have no idea if she is or what that entails.