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"jim watkins" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"The caliber horses. Is that bad for as as we say, a few track and we're looking to improve the stock with additional person. Money's coming in. Nice well and last year you won. You won eleven, races and fifty starts, and your background is. You kind of hinted that You're one of those kinds of stories that that you know. The game loves you were. You were in education and you slowly. Get the of the racetrack finally finally Gotcha twenty, four seven. Yeah Casey my brother and father brought a heart's in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, two, when I was a young kid, and and I fell in love with it immediately and I bought my first store today seven always did some hands on work being off in the summer I would go down and walk hot, and just be around round, the track and and I always had in my mind when I was done with a educator in the education field that I would begin training horses full time, and and it's happened and I always tell people. I had a few doctors left in my head so I figured I would start training over the horses and go fully great. Delighted that you guys are back up and running There's a potential of of a great future for Fairmont and for everybody in the southern Illinois a racing community and Jim Watkins. Illinois HP, a well done and best of luck to everybody hope it's a safe summer. All right. Keith, thank you for your time and. Stands out there. Keep supporting horse. It's great you. Go Jim Watkins, everybody and Jim, a former history teacher and now. Felipe fully immersed not just training and sending them out, but as the head of the Southern Illinois. HP Andy Sterling is GonNa join us. We'll talk about what went on in New York this weekend, not just New York because of course the TV. Action that brought you. Churchill and and also Santa Anita as well though. And these next stay with us..
"jim watkins" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Just off with Andrew Offerman of. Canterbury Park and we'll directly south and down to southern Illinois. As FAIRMONT, Park gets restarted and they were quite willing and hoping to go with spectator, free racing and make it through back in March the same way that. fonder, and will rogers and Gulfstream Tampa did. Unfortunately, it lasted all day. before Springfield blew the whistle of good news. Though things restart this afternoon and Jim, Watkins joins us from the Illinois. BPA Gem seems like everybody's pretty happy and excited to get back to work. We're we're Casey? We're ready to go ready, but we're definitely ready now. Jim I saw the piece couple of different pieces actually in You know Saint. Louis Media and Give everybody a feel. Fairmont is is going to force itself. especially in lieu of what's going on. You know at Arlington They're very well may be a future in Illinois with Fairmont and Hawthorn talk a little bit about You know about racing in. Southern Illinois. Well, you know certainly the uncertainty at Arlington Park plays a role in Illinois racing and win. To improve our program with the Rossinot money coming down the road. And we want to get back to work. And if hold the fabric of our horsemen together as as horsemen known, he sits missing as a work art as missed are are so fight because kind of level track at Fairmont Park. Our horses have trouble going to bigger tracks and competing, so we really have to say make Hay while Sunshiney in the sixty days. We were a lot of this year. We miss you know over a third almost a half of our days due to the shutdown. For one very appreciative of the management and ownership of Fairmont Park, it's not a real strong business model for fairmount park to do spectator free racing, but they have agreed to finance it in administrated, and we're very happy with the management Fairmont and very proud of our horseman. We've continued to sacrifice. Continue to keep our horses in training. We've remained around six hundred horses on the ground. Ground and we should be able to handle a two day. Meet without a problem interests or very strong. For today we overfilled most of the races We have five ten hornets fields into the other two races are fields nine, so we're. We're third strong at the entry box. We have good numbers on the back side and we had support from Fairmont Park ownership and management. Now and that sounds like a recipe for US accessible meat and. To that. To that topic about the the community. How did everybody manage Jim during the you know the two plus months off. Well. I mean it wasn't easy. Obviously, the cost the daily work is still there. The cost for the owners and we have a lot of mom and pop operations were. The trainer will train if you. That have several their own. I have twenty horses and five those or my own, so cost was still there for the owners and trainers, and of course no work was the pay for the groom's their bonus money in stake money on less. We all had to bite the bullet sacrifice, and of course now it's upon us where we could start to recoup some of those losses, and and rebuild their program their Chairman Park. The. The group of Horsemen that that. Typically your are at a Fairmont or or pass through. The the typical season goes from from when to win. We starting a little earlier this year from Park agreed to pay forward in anticipation of casino money down the road, which started and a Winston forty racing days to sixteen. Basically, our season is from. April to Labor Day sometime in April. This year we started on March. Third got four days in three of those spectators one without, and then we were as you said forced the shutdown by the state of Illinois. We've been we've been since then lobbying state of Illinois since spectator free racing was being done basically coast to coast, six or seven different tracks, we began lobbying the state of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Agriculture We presented our case to them. They found it could be both viable and safe, and they began pushing for us. to the governor's office and we'll a lot to the.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Sure, it wasn't Too difficult most of the races that we were able keep were the ones that have been our highest profile events. so as far as the open stakes concerned the mysticlake Derby Mysticlake Mile Eighty Canterbury earned the three races that typically been the most well received across the country from forces shipping in other also important to some of our big local owners that that run not only in Minnesota throughout the. so it was important for everybody to keep those races. and. Then, obviously, the Minnesota breads steak schedule stays relatively intact, given that it's a a seasonal and pretty regional circuit that's really kinda those sources opportunities to to try to make a significant score you know, either in their two or three year old season, so it did the best we could to keep those those races intact and in place from where they were in the past. Should also fold in the the the quarterhorse aspect of the of the cards and You know that part. That part How many a day typically. One or two days are typical number in the past. We've got a live audience. It's worked better to have those races at the beginning of the car before we get into the thoroughbreds. with being a little bit more of a focus out of state. It looks like we're going to be running those races at the end of the race card throughout the throughout the season, but it typically will be one or two racist a day at the end of our race cards throughout the year. Well when I when I went to print out speaking of quarter horses Ed, when I went to print out opening day, and the this first pick five, which landy cap, for us for our listeners for tomorrow beyond the website. and. We should mention that you know the. The. Pick. Five is going to be the last five thoroughbred races Ryan's like the fourth through the eighth most typically, but one thing Andrew before we talk about more about the pick five I I couldn't help but smile warmly when I noticed that opening day that the three hundred yard stake a twenty thousand dollar, a steak for Minnesota breads is named for Cam Hasbie and Mrs Caz. Be was an absolute. Treasure to the industry at large and Minnesota and Canterbury specifically. One hundred percent, one of the more unique individuals that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing somebody that you couldn't help, but get caught in conversation with if you happen to be in the staple area around the race track, she always had something to say about one or multiple for horses and somebody that we definitely miss around here and somebody but despite the fact that she had great success across North America. Running on some of the biggest circuits always had a fun place for quarter. Horses actually dominated Minnesota Minnesota's quarterhorse racing, stakes races for a long time, hence how she ended up with this race named after her. And she died very prematurely. What's maybe five years ago and I can remember Gary Shearer. Came on and and Gary trained for her and. Marquette. Marquette. Had Horses for her near she. She. She had the curious most curious breeding program. Minnesota breads New York reds. She. She, she was an absolute fire brand though I think. A real character and I just remember what a what a loss it was for everybody one hundred percents she She made it well-known that she had a hard time watching her horses run, so some of our favorite moments is when she'd have horses running in stakes races here. She'd actually walk. She actually listened to the race with her back turned to the race track. and and listen to our announcer. Call rates so watching her reaction with her back to the racetrack. Win a state race. PRETTY ON THEM RAW I love it. That's great. That's great. Yeah, the the camp cosby closes out Tomorrow's Card Couple of couple of highlights Andrew for people that that haven't played Canterbury. Give everybody a little bit of a primer about you know. What you know. stylistically traditionally is has worked and and what kind of you know what kind of race flow and the configuration and and some of the. Some of the kinds of races that will. Quickly become used to seeing for sure so a one mile dirt oval on a seven. Furlong turf course pretty conventional as far as our configuration November probably a pretty typical dirt profile that we're probably favor speed, or at least forwardly placed horses throughout most of the season the interesting thing here. Is that really from year to year the horses that ship in from will Rogers Paradise Tampa those kind of probably the three. Three most prominent circuits as far as shippers, and it seems like every year a different one kind of quickly established itself guess. I left that Oakland does for Every year kind of a different one establishes itself is kind of where horses that lasts ran. Do the best. Imperative to pay attention early in the season to see kind of where where the winners are coming from I think last year was that will rogers really was dominant I previous start location so paying attention to kind of early in the year to seeing where those sources that are doing well have run last typically a pretty good indicator, historically horses that come from paradise typically needed erase over the surface to acclimate a little bit obviously with a little bit longer, a little bit longer break in some of the running lines. That may be a little bit unique this year, but typically every year. One specific circuit kind of stands out as the dominant last place. That horses participated in. It seems to change on annual basis. so yeah, we obviously will run a lot of turf racing over the course of the summer. especially in events, he's in probably average in the neighborhood of three to three and a half. Per Day in our turf racing years usually super competitive typically is very fair. with winter's coming both from the front, and from the back.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Me with a libel lawsuit and not only that he's using a criminal libel statue to try to intimidate me basically and he's threatening me with twelve years in jail as is his son you know for cybercrime criminal libel. That's what is in the complaint. Obviously I've lawyered up We are going to write you. Know a response to the prosecutor Hopefully it won't even get past you know like hopefully the prosecutor will does look at our response. Look at gyms like very feeble complaint plaint like half of the complaint is just. Jim is upset that I said he might be going senile and he disputes. He's going senile so Yeah but because it's like not even a criminal case yet I can't depose anyone you know like if it would be an actual oh case all it is is the city prosecutor is going to decide whether or not to indict me and you know my attorney says we have a very good chance handsome. Not Getting that far like the city prosecutor most likely will throw it out well and that's where we are right now and that's all I know about Jim. Jim Watkins now Frederick. Is there anything else you WANNA. You WanNa say about the man or or or or talk about any other particular anecdotes you think are useful for people understanding the guy I know I know. Obviously you knew him for years. So yeah yeah why what I would say say about what I would say. That in terms of just particular anecdotes is jam. If he's claiming he's not a racist I would. I would very much wonder about that because I have two anecdotes but I'll just give you one one time time here in the Philippines Jim. Watkins said opened up a new business and opened up a new office for it and he was planning on transferring most of his local local software developers. He has a little team of a Filipino developers to that office so he was building up this office. He installed like four air conditioners us and he was just Emmy Office. Seeing how the work was going you know it was for us. We painted the chandeliers. Were installed yes. He did install chandeliers And he noticed that he only had three air conditioner mullets but he was expecting four so he went around the room and he's getting himself more and more agitated. Where's the air con normal? Why can't I find ended it and he's like you know opening every drawer and Like that and then when he can't find it he addresses the room and there's a bunch of local Filipinos there. I'm there Tom Ridell is there. There's a bunch of witnesses to this us. And he emits a speech he gives says I understand why the Spanish used to to cut off the arms of Filipinos. I wouldn't do it myself but I understand it because you guys just don't follow directions and I understand and why the Spanish used to cut off your arms to teach you a lesson. And he just went on and on and he's ranting and raving about how he is basically really wants to be a good Kista door you know. I don't know how any other way too. Yeah I I mean my wife was a witness witnessed to that and after that event many people ask me why he stays here. He hates the Philippines so much I had to answer. I answer that question from a lot of his employees because it was so confusing and hurt morale in the office a lot because people started to think do do well. I think that way you know what I mean by. Yeah it definitely. It's no way to have a good morale among office workers if everybody he is wondering whether or not. The boss thinks that they're racially inferior. I mean what else am I supposed to say Another another thing I would say is if you're just giving me time to say whatever right now in in terms of the D platforming battle that I've been working on for months now now you know trying to keep h off line because I believe that Jim Watkins is an especially bad image for admit I. I believe that you're Yuki out. Four Chan does a much better job with a much better community and that it's possible to have a site like four channel like like eight John that doesn't inspire the violence that has and that Jim failed in his duty after Christ church to change things to stop for the violence silence. That's basically my argument. And you know you don't know what do you think. What do you think could have been changed changed about eight Chan- like do you think? Once the Christ church massacre happened. There was anything that could have been changed like that would've actually made H in itself less toxic. who was it kind of past the point of no return at that state? Well definitely the toxicity level would be something that I don't necessarily surly no if it could have been changed and I'm not saying that eight Jan is a good site or that it should be online not at all but I am saying that there are things that Jim could don to make it so that terrorists would not want to use his website and he didn't do any of those things are Christ Church For example Oh he could have closed the poor board momentarily for John as a history of closing boards that bring big problems to the site and that threaten its long-term existence existence so he could have closed the bowl board for even a week just as like a form of mass punishment you know against the community MM unity. Yeah for inspiring that kind of attack. He could've made it clear that incitements to violence or not allowed. He could've told his because he had Filipino. Employees pull us that were moderating eight Jan.. He could have told them that they need to start deleting anybody that says they WANNA kill or shoe who were going on a spree or that. They think that one should happen. You know anything. That's overtly violent. I don't know that eight John Ever could have ben like a healthy site where normal people go to express their feelings. I don't know that that's possible. But he certainly certainly four Chan shows that you can have a community. That's very far right without terrorist attacks. Yeah for channing. inconstant there's a lot of unhealthiness in various parts of fortune. There's a reason it didn't spawn. What we're dealing basically yeah yeah? Because the fortune administrators administrators and moderators. Take a very hard line on this and the few attacks that have happened on four Chan you know there have has either have been mass punishment. Or they've done a very good job at scrubbing the manifesto or anything like that. You know mostly what happens on. Four Chan is just like Boyfriend will kill his girlfriend and post a picture of the body. That's disgusting but it's not you know seventy people debt and you also also the kind of thing when it's a community of literally millions of people. Some of them will be murderers. It's like they have that happens. I read it too and it's like yeah 'cause there's a million people or yeah. Four Chan is ten times the size of a chance even at a chance peak so that means there is ten times the crazies and yet they kept them under control draw. Yeah it's it's very clear that it doesn't really take a lot to stop things like obviously it takes a lot to stop a community from being toxic boksic but there's there's a line between toxic and creates an international terrorist movement and it doesn't work to stop the terrorist terrorist movement right and just as an image ward Admin for years. I know that there were many things that could have done that. They didn't do bill and they admit as much in their congressional testimony. Yeah so yeah they do they do they talk about how they're like they're taking more steps and stuff which like after the third shooting unlike. Maybe there's no more steps to take guy. Yeah and did you hear that before eight. Chen went down or eight. coon the a final time. It was being hosted by a Russian criminal. A Russian criminal two hours north of North Korea. Yes maybe they'll make get to North Korea next time. Maybe maybe yeah it's it's pretty wild I I I wonder kind of closing this out. Frederick do you think you'd ever create another online community. Would you ever want to deal with that again. You know. I don't think so. I recognize from my experience. They jammed that. It's tough Doronin online community. It's a lot harder than anyone would think. There are so many crazies.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Seventies the African Americans in the nineteen eighties. The people of Color of the nineteen nineties. I am not sure what the politically correct term in the twenty first century is I have lived here in the same place longer than anywhere else in my adult life. I love my home as I always used to talk like this himself to the Civil Rights Moore. Yes you know he would talk like this also in private would tell me that. Is that white. People in the Philippines have no rights. And it's worse to be a white the person in the Philippines then to black in the US like he would say that constantly so the fact that he said this to the press is just you know he he. I guess he just has no field. That's like he doesn't like to talk to the president. More it's astonishing. It's really astonishing In this this won't be the last time time he does something like this. But it's quite a take now. Watkins describes himself as overall a very boring person He claimed that he had bought Chan because he wanted to protect it. He said he'd seen all these other sites that have big potential and then they go away now in Ethan frome splinter asked him about the the issues he'd had since buying the website in two thousand fourteen like what his biggest issue was. His answer was very clear. Social Justice warriors quote They call the mess j w they told me by email. They try to embarrass you into turning off the channel. It's like Oh there's a horrible post here we'll great report the post and we'll delete it then they send it to icon and the FBI guy and all these people and it's like come on. So Jim Watkins Sixteen. Yeah Now he claimed that people complaining about death threats and violent racism on eight Chan were creating those posts themselves on the forum. Yup they he people like Ron always say that yet. They always. It's always about them. It's always a conspiracy theory when I got my death threats that were posted on H.. In after my second article on them while knows after my first article but after it was a documentary on them When I got those death threats everyone on eight Chan when they saw me commenting on them convert that I must have created the death threats and posted them on there? It's just you know it's a convenient the thing to do. They especially always say that about women. No Yeah Oh she just is looking for attention they it. It's a common line that they take and the fact that Jim Watkins the Admin is taking it. You know doesn't surprise me. Yeah it might help set the tone a little bit though. Although you know hard to say who's learning from who they're they're learning from each other. Yeah that's probably. Yeah self reinforcing cycle now now When that article was published You and Jim were still working together. and in fact up until that point when people had questions about eight Chen you generally been like the media. Appoint man to answering that And I I'm kind of curious as to win. Sort of those defenses. You started to believe in them less if that makes sense as a question sure so he right. You're absolutely right after two thousand sixteen. I was still in Jim's company. I was working at two general which is how I know. Now what an important part of it it is for his business moneywise like it's where all his money comes from even today. So Oh that's that that's kind of how I know that. Because he put me basically when I want to quit from Janney put me onto channel but yes I was still l.. One of the only ones that would talk to media. 'cause I just felt like I didn't ask anything really to hide at the time you know I would usually ask them while I was still at the company like should I answer this request. What should I say and you know they would kind of help? Like sculpt L. my answers but I did really start to believe a lot of uh I guess you can say rationalizations less you know one of the rationalizations I had was that. It's all just the American constitution and the founding fathers knew that we all have to discuss do things and the best ideas will fall out and the answer to wrong speech is more speech and you know that kind of rationalization view of looking at the world. Well it became hard for me to say that to reporters. 'cause I knew as a chance admin that I had never seen a single good idea fall out of a chance discourse like that just doesn't happen everybody's talking everybody's making their own political article statement but there is no resolution. Nobody's ever you know the Nazis never said. Oh you know what we're convinced. Socialism Elizabeth the answer. We're closing our board. That doesn't happen. You know so. That was the first time I really started to Dow but you know as long as nobody was really getting hurt you know it was kind of hard for me to just go back on everything. I'd overset right but of course after I saw how little they did after Christ church and then after Poway you you know it just started to build on me that I had to say something as somebody who is basically authority on eight Chen and you know I just couldn't allow Jim Watkins to get away with it like to get away with doing nothing. Wall terrorists terrorists use his website. So especially you know. After he did nothing after the first two attacks you know so yeah yeah uh now win The years for about two hundred sixteen to two thousand nineteen Is kind of eight. Chan really reached a significant against size around one point. Seven million visitors a month. I I'm guessing that would be its height but you would know better than I would. That would certainly be. Yeah and the site was hard to monetize ties. Jim Tried a number of tactics. He had a son craft crypto currency. which users could buy and then pay to elevate their threads on the site In traditionally vaguely anti Semitic medic fashion. He called it the King of the shackle program. which if you don't know why using the word shekel is vaguely any medic? Hang out with some Nazis on the Internet for a day. You'll hear the word a Thousand Times along with coaching. Yeah Oh boy yeah now. Jim also launched books dot audio book. Narration Company that it used Jim in a number of his friends and family members as narrators into dozen seventeen. He launched the goats. I I haven't had the heart to listen to any of the books. He narrates because he does a number of them. I can't imagine he's good at it. Just listening to his voice he is now. It's it seems like an odd business snus for him to be in ninty doesn't seventeen he launched the Goldwater A bad news website with the slogan band biased and honest Jim Watkins showed up and some of the videos under the pseudonym Jim Cherney. And here's the welcome message. He posted when he launched the site. Welcome to the goldwater where we provide informative view on today's alternative news headlines. If you like video sheriff with your friends stay up to date by subscribing to our channel and visit the Goldwater dot com for in-depth articles.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Correct. He did not bit by eight. Jen like itself. Yeah what he did was transferred the data to his servers. Yes and then. He moved me to the Philippines and paid me too big. It's out basically so. He took all of the liability by transferring the data to his data center and eventually in two thousand fifteen January only a few months later he took over in At the end of September number I believe and then in January of the following year. He took the domain also. Like there was a problem with the domain registrar. Like what they're experiencing right now with two gals were to cows doesn't want to register the their domain because it is very bad press so GM. Jim had his own domain registrar. or at least that's how he explained it to me. He's actually just a two cows reseller he doesn't own his own. Like registry with the with the I can but anyway that that doesn't really matter so at the time that was seen as very bulletproof so so h on you know. He basically said look. Use My domain a temporarily wink wink and then we'll transfer it back to your domain after her After you know you get your domain back. Well I got my domain back a chance seal but we just kept it on eight C H dot dot net because basically he had no incentive to transfer it back so it's kind of a shady way that he got ownership if you really think about it Yeah and there's no contract or anything. It's just domain. Yeah he doesn't like contracts and he he lon L he doesn't it strikes me the situation you know. I hope we're not getting too personal here. But you have some pretty significant healthcare needs And part of this deal is he's putting you up in a condo that he owns and he's paying and also paying for paying for a nurse and there's no contract which means he could take all of this away from you unless you homeless. Yeah exactly. It's a very unsettling position to be. I can see how you would take it and how it would sound incredibly enticing. He's like I get to move to dislike this wonderful foreign country and like live in a condo in like get paid to do this for free. It was enticing and October November Berg December. And then you know when it came time to deal with this domain problem I had no leverage I could use keep the domain so is he can be got total ownership. Yeah yeah that's that's an a an unsettling and like a really easily abused position From his point and I mean there were lots of other easily abused things about my Healthcare condition like He. You know there's a Q.. grafter named neon revolt. And I guess he somehow got these photos of me in a In a bar with Jim Watkins and other associates. But they're not in the picture and you know you can cut this if you want but on that I it I was not really in control of what was is happening. They put me in a wheelchair that I can't even push because it was first of all too big for me second of all I don't have the strength to really I push a wheelchair anyway. I have to use an electric one. And the places they brought me to had so many like bumps in the road now maybe a twenty one eight year old would enjoy going to a bar you know for a few hours but they kept me there for like five six hours and took lots of photos that might I might have preferred not be taken and it. You know you can cut this of course but there was even a part of that which you know neon revolt basically published you know without my side that I could go to the bathroom because they wouldn't take me like a quickly became distressing. Yeah and that's just so people have some context context the key. The Cunanan Movement moved Colt. Whatever you WANNA call? It moved to eight Chan Barry. I'm really I'm really doing. Yeah Yeah we we can. I mean th this all happens in two thousand seventeen Cuban on moves and is hosted there in you were not running the site at that point. But since in more recent months since you've become one of the major stumbling blocks to H and getting back on line queue in on people including this guy eight nine revolt have targeted you very heavily. And he's essentially doing. It's the same thing as win. When there's a case where a prominent person sexually assaults a young woman and there's a picture of her like laughing next to him At like a bar or something that will wind up getting plastic. Look that she's smiling. She exactly what they're doing. What what they're doing you know? They're saying oh he's smiling but they're not thinking that obviously I was basically being taken captive by three very drunk man and if I upset them who knows what they might do to me so if they asked me to smile for picture I'll smile you know what I mean. But that that shouldn't be seen as evidence of happiness are evidence of wanting to be there. Obviously you know these days due due to the how that experience kind of scarred me. I don't go anywhere without like an electric chair. A phone with a Sam that you know like I've taken taking precautions just due to how difficult that was. You know. I don't go anywhere here without Like somebody who was on my payroll who can Like be my advocate. Basically now Frederick this is maybe in the history of the show the worst time to do an ad pivot That there's buy in but it's that time I'm so sorry. Yeah that's no problem. No problem no problem and I'm sorry if I brought up stuff that's IRA no. No not that. I'm glad grizzly for sharing. This is important context to the kind of guy he he is Right that's what this is supposed to be about is the kind of guy hits. Yeah You know what's not important. Context these ads. What do you know about your neighbors? What do they want? Who Do they love? Are they good neighbors to you. Are you a good neighbor to them. Neighbors are people who live close to each other. They're able to talk with each other and be with each new. 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We're back now Frederick with we jumped ahead a little bit I wanna I wanna go back to Two Thousand Sixteen Gene Now that's the year that the splinter news article we've quoted a from a few times With Jim was published the first article that interviews him that I found and the reason this article was written was because two thousand sixteen was kind of the height of what I would call a Chan- success at coacher jamming the community. Their I exploded as a result of Gamer Gate And as I talked about a little bit earlier the movement with Gamera Gate kind of metastasized into big chunks of the online all right In the two thousand sixteen election they graduated from like focusing their activism on a pretty niche area of interest gaming To trying to impact impact the broader American political and cultural scene and by this point especially on eight chain especially a poll board. There was a very distinct like heavy Nazi. Nazi influence. Like so it. Wasn't you know Gamer Gate. There are some very far right and uncomfortable. And even some like kind of Nazi ish anti Semitic stuff that you would see run in there But two thousand sixteen a chance. Poll Board is like a fully Nazi gathering place online and they start trying to mean donald trump into into office but also more to the point trying to meam Trying to push some of their fringe beliefs kind of closer to the American mainstream him by creating memes and then seeing them into the rest of the Internet to try to make them go viral and their great success. During this period their biggest success was getting candidate Donald Trump to re tweet an image macro they made Hillary Clinton with the Star of David next to her head that includes the words most corrupt candidate ever That's like the the probably the biggest hit that they had during that year But there were a lot of other means that they succeeded in getting a other prominent political and cultural figures figures to re tweet and this you know drew attention down on Chan in a number of journalists including myself wrote their first articles about the site in that period of time and we all got harassed for doing it. I think the boards most responsible were poll and Baffin it which was aboard kind of dedicated it'd directly to like dachshund people so this is what sort of first draws mainstream ish media attention. You know it's not the Washington Post yet but splinter is covering it and stuff and they talk to John. Watkins Jim Watkins. Jesus now All this drew a lot of presidential attention As I said and the author of that Splinter News Article Ethan she'll Head was pretty heavily harassed when he first started writing about the site so when he talked to Jim Watkins against and this is the again the earliest interview with Jim he asked him about all the death threats and whatnot that originated on eight Chan and Watkins responded as long as they're not making imminent threats of harm against at someone. Their speech is protected political speech no different than trump or Clinton or Mr Smith or anyone else now. Jim also addressed allegations that because of the racism on his site he he might be racist himself he said I obviously am not a white supremacist. I go for days without seeing and other whiteface. I put up with racial problems. Similar to that of colored people in the nineteen sixties. He's the black people in the nineteen.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Circular but one of the things that always struck me. I got banned from something awful when I was younger for. I don't know I probably fifteen or sixteen and I said something racist. I don't even remember what it was but they would ban you for that and it costs you ten dollars when you got banned and it's one of those things. The something awful forms are still around. Today there's still not a completely fleet toxic pile of like radicalism It really all you need is a little bit of like I went back and forth worth on this myself as a young man because I had this period where I was like kind of very absolutist on the free speech issue and I'm I'm still not super far from that but I have come to to the conclusion that if you want these communities to not be toxic you have to draw some lines like you really do you have to say okay. You can't be a Nazi we're not gonNA have that here. Yeah I definitely understand that you can actually see a little bit of how Something awful kind of informed for Chan. Yeah a lot of these rules against being racist are actually applied to ninety percent of fortunes boards that thing that Christopher poole changed is that okay he made it so that he created a few boards. You know be in particular but then later also the end and then the poor board award where you could be a racist. So it's kind of like he opened the door to that. Yeah there's a lot of interesting lessons for the future and they're like them but we should continue with the story so around two thousand thirteen Is when you coded eight Chan you WANNA. I mean that that's a story that involves drugs for one thing which which I know my audience will like an. I always like to hear so if you don't mind you can give the cliffs notes of that one. Yeah so you know I was on a drug trip at the the time For me it's like I keep repeating one small part of that drug trip which it later turned out to define a big part of my life but you know when I think back to that part drug trip I should say it was just like one small moment in a bigger experienced earns but anyway I was kind of still really high but like over the peak. I guess you could say and I was on the computer and I was screwing around on four Chan which was normal for me In two thousand thirteen you know I had kind of at that time. Forgiven forgiven pool. Because he put our nine K. and He added a new board which was at the time called poll. So even though I wasn't I'm very happy that he didn't add the board back as news and that it was a pink board now and not a blue board. I know that that might be basically basically. It was not safe for work as safe for work right. Seal my different right so but anyway I decided to just let bygones be bygones. uh-huh and I was using for China at the time and I just decided I just started thinking about you know my Experience as being wizard Jazz Adleman in the past at the time and all these other smaller image or communities and I just thought you know. Wouldn't it be great if like right. At the users of these image awards could decide the boards and not the admin right like like because I felt like the main problem at the time was the advent of fortune was on accountable and he could just add and remove boards awards and a board could be requested for years by many users and he won't add it just goes. He doesn't personally see the appeal or doesn't like it so that's kind of why I decided to start. H I figured you know read it works and it works for red. So why Conan at work for Eight Chan I suppose. So essentially like this desire to like hybridize Read it in H in and make a place for the users would have even more all over the structure of the community and what was said there and what the right and enter and one really weird. A part of this story is that like. There's there's like the twenty thirteen eight which was very different than what we now what we know. Oh in twenty fourteen or especially you know before game or eight Jan.. Yeah your hair ten posted. Yeah basically nothing. Israeli set in stone until Gamer Guy. You know there's really no community and a few months after I started a Jan and nobody was using thing it. I just figured you know this kind of failed. But it's still. It's still a cool technical demo so I'll leave it online. I'll put on my resume. The mayor portfolio or whatever and that will be it you know. I was kind of very surprised by the twenty fourteen Gamer Gate type thing I didn't. I wasn't really expecting it so Gamer Gate for listeners. That don't know was it's one one side would say. It was about ethics video game journalism. The other side would say it was a harassment campaign against primarily female video game journalists. It was was this big social movement on the Internet that was fairly reactionary and kind of fed into and was manipulated by guys like Steve. Bannon guys like meal. Yannopoulos topless and kind of metastasized into large chunks of what we started calling the alt-right in two thousand sixteen. I think that that's kind of a succinct way of describing Gamer Gate and You Know Gate I. It's one of its big organizing places initially was on four Chan and win the harassment of some of these women journalists got too do serious. They were kicked off a fortune and migrated to eight Chen. And that's really what grew it into like started the process of attracting enough people to really grow into the large site right. And that's exactly or almost exactly where Jim Watkins comes into the picture. So because yeah yeah yeah. Yeah that is exactly what. And this is where we should get into the actual written article that I so now before the Star it's like I'm not trying to minimise is my own involvement. You know my deciding to allow a chance to be a place where anybody could post anything. The thing that was legal was not smart. You know I was very young and naive. You could say that but I it wasn't smart. It was probably Lee wrong. You know it was wrong to start eight Jan when I had basically no experience instead of looking to what had happened in the past right But I really feel that the reason it's more about Jim. Watkins is because he was an older man who had been doing this for many many years and he kind of just for me was somebody that represented. It's all. Wow Okay because Jim says it's okay or it's all located do this because Jim is even taking legal liability he you know what I mean. I want there's a couple of things I WANNA get into. That will make a little more sense is number one. How old are you when you start this site nineteenth? So you're you're you're you're you're a kid. I think we can all agree. Nineteen Year olds. They're legally adults. But you're a kid at eighteen It's a very very young person. this site explodes explodes in two thousand fourteen. It gets expensive to run. It gets to be a gigantic time Sink to Keep Online and Jim Warren's a millionaire with a business network overseas and we'll get into Jim and a little bit here in an explained where he comes from but this millionaire business owner comes in and says all by the site and I'll keep it online in. I will give you a job if you keep it running in our the face of this company. That's essentially the deal it. Yes essentially and Dan you know had he showed up. It would've probably totally disintegrated in two thousand fourteen. There's one of the thing I want to ask because you mentioned it is sort of like this decision to allow anything as long as it's legal on Chan Right. was there a moment where you were. I sort of confronted by you know the Nazi Shit and and in had to kind of was that a debate you had with yourself or was it kind of present enough in the beginning that when you decided to kind of let the community continue you were deciding to accept that as part of it you know. The weird thing is four channels self kind of evolved. I guess you could say on this and I felt that because four Chan.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"It's a race day at fairmount in the stands are packed by hundreds for horse hooky tuesday families with children and older patrons. Enjoy the balmy weather broken only by a slight breeze. They're all here to see one thing the horses race but the track is practically deserted on any day when there's not live horseracing competition from other casinos in the saint louis region and video gaming terminals in illinois slowly chipped away at the tracks attendance and prize money leaving just forty one days with live races this year jim watkins owns horses that race at fairmount and says empty stands have become the new normal. We went from racing five days a week ten races a day two days a week. Usually seven races a today watkins is also a member of the illinois horsemen's benevolent and protection association board of directors. The association represents horse owners and trainers in the state of illinois annoy and lobbied lawmakers for years to allow more types of gambling at the track. They got their wish this year. When governor jay pritzker signed the massive gaming expansion into law in june racetracks can now apply for a license to host table games like blackjack and roulette slots video gambling and sports betting for the first time time ever brian zander president and general manager of fairmount says it puts the track on an even playing field. We were constantly in have been constantly on the defensive and i think we have an opportunity to go on the offensive. He says additional racing days and expanded gambling will ensure larger payouts for those who race their horses the track the statute requires racetracks dedicate about thirteen percent of their gross revenue from gambling to racing purses zander says he anticipates the the expansion will nearly double the prize money for race winners which means fairmont can.
"jim watkins" Discussed on 5 Things
"Locations along the coast and farther inland along tidal waterways meanwhile meanwhile the bahamas is still reeling with a massive rescue operation underway after door slammed the country leaving at least twenty people dead president trump says the u._s. is helping the recovery there. We've been asked to help the government of the bahamas and we have numerous helicopters and sending some some the people to give them a hand. They need a big hand in what's going on over. There is incredible. How few people have seen anything like that. As for durians next stop federal emergency declarations have been approved for florida georgia south carolina and north carolina a house committee is set to hear testimony on thursday from the owner of eight chan and online online message board that has been used by white nationalist. The testimony comes after the homeland security committee subpoena. Jim watkins in august saying in a letter quote at least three acts of deadly white supremacist violence have been linked to a chan in the last six months on quote those acts reference a man suspected of killing twenty two people in el paso who posted hateful messages to the site as well as a gunman accused of killing fifty one worshipers that new zealand mosque and an accused synagogue shooter who killed one the website was shut down following following the el paso shooting next up. Welcome back n._f._l. The league's one hundred season kicks off on thursday night with one of the sport's best rivalries the green bay packers an in chicago bears the defending champions usually kick things off the league instead decided to switch things up this year and have the champion new england patriots play on sunday night against the pittsburgh steelers instead thursday. We'll see first packers coach. Matt lauer floors offense fueled by quarterback aaron rodgers take on the defending n._f._c.
"jim watkins" Discussed on Harmontown
"I mean the more suicidal you are. It's like fucking like people are like listen to this guy's fucking like he's. He's on the edge of the earth. Breath listened to him yeah so so the metaphors like they built all this stuff so it's like someone you know you built your show. You made your show show like you. All this creative forces went into making someone's like i want to write for it well. It's like well. You get to use it why right so all of the stuff that someone else built. Why are you maintaining it. Why are you building it like all of that like do they get the right to have a chan. I just don't understand the rate to have space on the internet. The it doesn't make any sense to me. I do understand the idea of like oh. It takes so much money to keep this place alive. He found out the tumbler was only possible because somebody someone ca pumping money into it and they kept taking loss and be like well. You know this is about tumbler craft. I it just seems. I don't know so you're right that part of it is reactionary where people like we need a solution to this problem and then everyone on twitter and all the experts are saying that like what would you shut down and that will get less teens radicalized which is true true when they break apart they have to reform but yeah it does not address those systemic underlying problems that create these people in the first place so you're right. It's like whack a mole where there will be another one but actually what happened is they went to another one. They went to n. chan an engineer for fourteen under each of the sixteen of the number. It's actually if you look historically at these sites. It's incredibly it's only the fluke of jim watkins in the philippines having having all the money through to channel that allows h exists so the next one they went to immediately collapsed like the guy that's running that there's no way and and this has happened. It happened like two thousand six and two thousand seven fourteen not bad enough. We want to even worse one and then they went to these other ones and they all collapsed so it's actually very hard to maintain the chance. Okay so wha- ah we should read your book and find out like like okay so what is the money that goes into the antenna that pumps the these forums like open because they actually are not just a part of the central park of the new york of the internet bad metaphor <hes> the the it takes it takes it takes a bunch of fucking money to force open that part of the internet and in fact eh libertarian free market politics wherein play it wouldn't be profitable. It would shut down so it's an actual fucking political. I like someone has to be passionate to take a loss yeah. Thank god yeah but and and that still is not to say. Shut it down. They don't have the right to have it but it's certainly important to know who that person is right. Yeah exactly. I mean maybe maybe they leave it open and use it as like f._b._i. Why why is this ever rises channel. I mean it's the same they'll go to discord right which someone bill discord..
"jim watkins" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"An ass but for now. Let's start with a few things you should know. Alibaba's quarterly earnings beat expectations as e commerce and cloud computing business growth helped bring in one hunt one hundred fourteen point ninety two billion one. That's about sixteen point three billion u._s. dollars in the first quarter ending june thirtieth. That's a forty two percent increase from the same period last year which raised u._s. Listed shares three re-present to one hundred sixty six dollars and seventy two cents analysts expected revenue to be around one hundred and eleven dollars and seventy three billion won tech radar reports that at a press event in shenzhen while alway announced that the main x. foldable foldable phone would not be released in in september. Their reports stated that the device was unlikely to ship before november but that while way was certain it would come out by the end of twenty nineteen. The made x. was originally scheduled to uh uh ship in june and had previously been pushed back to the now delayed september released foldable phones. They are getting all over the place the u._s. House house homeland security committee issued a subpoena to jim watkins the owner of eight chan as part of a probe into extremist content online watkins has until september fest to appear before the committee. A resident of the philippines watkins posted in an online video this week that he's currently in reno nevada and plans to testify specific. You'd be as public as publicly announced that it is taking a minority stake in two simple. An autonomous trucking startup headquartered in san diego to simples experience includes a previous partnership with the u._s. Postal service carrying mail between its phoenix and dallas distribution centers to simple uses navistar trucks using the startups own autonomous driving deck including nine cameras in a pair of light are sensors..
"jim watkins" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Bring her home we now understand that fall the herb may be impossible if what that man said is true if further confirms that he is a harmless and the evil person we come down he is brutal and malicious actions and we hold that he saw first for the rest of his life as he made the union's offer in the final moments of her life the killer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison that Jiang was just twenty six years old to the university of Illinois a graduate students the owner of the eight channel online message boards that he's headed to the U. S. that's where a house committee wants him to testify on the sites use by violent white supremacists Jim Watkins who lives in the Philippines isn't specifically saying he'll testify buddies expressed willingness to speak to house committee leaders by phone eight chan was effectively knocked offline Monday after two companies cut off of vital technical services in response to word that the gunman who killed twenty two in el Paso Texas on Saturday posted a racist anti Latino manifesto and just before the shootings jury in Maryland is convicted an Israeli woman of charges she orchestrated a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars Abbas was as C. E. O. of your come communications an Israeli based company that operated in the binary options industry under the brand names binary book and big option Elbaz is scheduled to be sentenced December ninth following her conviction on three counts of wire fraud and a count of conspiracy I each carries a maximum of twenty years in prison and the U. K. food industry is asking its government to set aside rules that bar companies from coordinating supply decisions amid fears of shortages in the event Britain leave the European Union.
What might happen to 8chan? (The Daily Charge, 8/7/2019)
"Today on a special edition of the daily charge in the wake of catastrophe. What roles do social media video games and online communities play when ronald discourse. We're talking eight changed. Take good morning and welcome to cenex daily charge. It's wednesday august seventh on ben fox ruben <hes> oscar gonzalez. Let's take a look at today's story a mass shooting in el paso over the weekend thrust the site h chan into the news since authorities believe the shooter's alleged manifesto was posted on the site oscar. Lot's happened with each in over the last few days but let's start with some of the basics. What is h in what is it used for. Okay so what they call an image board where you start a if a thread using an image and you post various topics it's a spin off sort of of four chan is created in twenty thirteen by guy named frederick edrich brennan with the nickname he nickname hot wheels and he made it because he thought fortune was kind of being too authoritative. It was being too strict so so an image for that sounds that sounds innocent and now what's what's so bad about all this. The thing about is that they have a rule word. Don't break the law. That's the rule and they're very pro. Free sprees free speech they. It's just gotten when fortune kicks you out out. The those are the people that went to h in and that makes up a lot of people that are really if you put them all together and you make them anonymous. They have a a lot of things to say and it gets really loud there. Okay so get us up to speed on what happened with the site since the shooting started. Let's let's start off with cloudflare flare right so cloudplayer's as security platform so they are since you what protects us from getting attacked by de dos attacks where hackers <unk> attack them they pull their their <hes> pulled their sports and because of that it makes h h invulnerable and the following that's <hes> a channel stare hosting the register so everybody is just pulling support from japan to our site is down. Who knows what he'll come back up. Apparently there are looking to try and bring it back up but as right now it's still down and we'll see what happens okay so <hes> jim watkins ends who runs a started a youtube video yesterday where he was defending his sight and saying it works with law enforcement b._g. Gee let's listen to a little bit of this youtube video clearly political move to remove eight chen from cloudflare. It has forced a lot of people defined find other places to talk. It has dispersed peacefully assemble group of people talking this silence them effectively. So what do you make of his statements. I mean like that also sounds innocent enough that this is just people talking. Is that something that we should be taking at face value. He's putting a spin on it. The the fact is the manifesto estefania pass the shooter was posted on h n and it's the third one the <hes> christ church shooter the san diego synagogue. They posted there manifested. I was just well pittsburgh. I believe right no the san diego. Oh thank you okay and so it is it is haven where mass ah shooters have put on put what their plans are and people cheer them on from other users so he's trying to play it off as hey we just like free speech but there's more going on there and he's definitely trying to make it seemingly their victims so h has now gotten international all attention due to this i mean this is the third incident in which a manifesto has been posted on the site this year by the way this year this year so what is your expectation as as far as what might happen with the site. It seems to me at least that it's gotten enough attention that somebody out. There is going to find a way to help the site. Get back online. Does that make makes sense well if they do. They're gonna face <hes> a lot of backlash. <hes> especially from the public <hes> congress has now gotten involved there <hes> hustle representatives <hes> how <hes> homeland security homeland security committee sent a letter that they want. Jim watkins to speak for him yeah. He said he will really yeah. He's <hes>. He said he's coming back to america. He's based in the philippines. He said hey i got my phone. Number can call so that should be an interesting one. I'm sure we'll watch it very very much. So if congress is getting of if someone does support them <hes> they are taking a big risk now not only based on their own business. I mean revenue avenue security. I mean they're taking a huge risk and it's seems unlikely but who knows yeah well. Lastly president trump said the u._s. U._s. needs to curb violent video games to help stem mass shootings see an that's mark wrote a commentary piece rejecting this idea so please check it out this. This is certainly an interesting topic. Something raised pretty often after mass shooting so we wanted to get your take on average quickly. It's such a it. Common republican talking points after shooting <hes> aid was the first thing people are saying on fox news the following day. It's it's i just such a boring tactic and for mo- most video game community. It just makes our base is rural. We pay no mind okay. Thanks for joining us. Take us online. Let us know what you want to see on the show for the daily charge. I'm ben fox oscar gonzales. Thanks for us uh.
"jim watkins" Discussed on The Daily
"Are busy. new home somebody somebody somewhere we'll probably host it and then there's this obvious sort of more direct way to get it taken down. Which would be if jim decided to take it down right. That's the only way to guarantee the h._m._o. Is down for good is for jim watkins to take down correct well in like if you could send him a message after this latest shooting like what would you tell him or what. What will you tell him like. What's the magazine acting. I think the best message is the one. I sent this morning before you know i went to church. Try to come down. It's just shut the site down. It's not doing the world any good. It is a complete negative to everybody except the users that are there and you know what it's a negative view them to. They just don't realize it <hes> personal question. I don't know what kind of church you go to you. Were or how you express your faith. But do you feel like you are looking for forgiveness for some part of your past like i was fishing a little bit here here because i i don't really know the story but i do know that he became a pretty religious christian in the philippines and i just wanted to know like what's that about what did lisa he sort of thought about it and said you know yes in a way of course i mean we all should seek forgiveness. Maybe you have the point and then you sort of like sounded like he hadn't been asked about it before. Henry thought about it i i. I'm just saying like yeah. Maybe maybe you're right but i go every sunday so it's not like i saw this happen then. I'm like oh. I better go to church for forgiveness. Not wasn't like that at all because it's like i go there the funding yeah but then again at the beginning of your interview. He said i needed to go to church. I don't wanna have to think about this latest mass shooting and here he's saying to you yeah. There's something something to that. I mean this is clearly a person wrestling with his own culpability would interpret it that way. Do you think you're ever going to be able to escape. <hes> you know i- i remain.
"jim watkins" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Live on the right talk for las vegas six six seventy a m k m z q mardi bash and his terrific team heidi harris is back heidi's on after us she's a real real well known broadcaster i've known heidi for many years and we're just thrilled to be holding down the fort and joining you live every weekday on the right talk for vegas six seventy am km z q will broadcast from there a couple for a couple of days i'm gonna take a couple of vacation days and jim watkins from our team is reaching out to marty and his team to set up the logistics but i want to be out i love vegas i've always loved vegas i'm not much of a gambler i don't smoke i don't drink but i like the vibe of vegas i love the hotels i love the the strip i love the meals i love the shows in particular and i just liked the vibe i like the people especially after the horrific mass shooting we were out there covering it and people were so kind and so warm and loving and protective of their town you know las vegas has a very unique breed of people and so i think i'm going to go out there like i like the first week of july eric we're going to go like i want to do a full week out there and take a couple of days maybe off before i collapsed little tired but we gotta listen just think how tired the people are that went to singapore i almost went to singapore you imagine going from dallas to singapore after getting off stage and singing i got the horse right here.
"jim watkins" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"I was in the pentagon i think even before i met you and nobody over there off that report made any sense at all the was hard to find anybody among the folks there who did they they had all drunk the kool aid of the idea that mutual assured destruction was the the natural order of things so no missile defense for us right missile defense the only role missile defense was permitted to have was you know to thin our silos to help their survivability at one site under and this again is function of the nineteen seventy two as i ballistic missile treaty and so you found no takers and i think that was my experience to i came into the pentagon shortly after the speech in august of nineteen eightythree found myself responsible for trying to move this president's agenda along and there was unbelievable resistance in the office of the secretary of defense where i was working at the time absolutely and you know the heroes in the pentagon in support of reagan's views on this where the joint chiefs i mean most people don't know that but for jack resi and particularly jim the cnn i'm having a mental block right now but where were great supporters i was talked to recently to me who was there and all of this and reagan and a few of his close advisors everybody in the white house wasn't in on this either thought that before he made such a speech he should talk with the chiefs and see where they would fit and he did and they turned out to be supporters they were among the very few people who reviewed that section that you're talking about before it went in and make comments on it and jim watkins in later years he's the cnn whose name was having trouble with a moment ago refl reviewed that and he was not only on board he was a major advocate particularly of space systems and so on a head of his time the bureaucracy is finally waking up to that point today but bragan was thirty five years ahead of his time when he made that speech and i think we do need to mention one other individual who played a big role in this i had the privilege of working for him initially as a deputy assistant secretary and that was cap weinberger the president's secretary of defense at the time and men.
"jim watkins" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
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"jim watkins" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"This is episode number five six zero with less brown welcomed to the school of greatness my name is lewis howes of warmer pro athlete turn weis now entreprenuer in each week we bring you and inspiring person or message to help you discover how to lock your inner greatness thanks for spending some time with me today now let me class begin boom boom boom boom boom boom jim watkins said a river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence and today i'm very excited because we have the legendary less brown he is one of the world's most renowned motivational speakers and a dynamic personality and highly sought after resource in business he's a former member of the ohio house of representatives and for three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement he's mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottomline results for his clients he is essentially one of the most motivational people in the world spoken all over the world his books have been read by millions of people audio programmes people have heard and listened to and he is essentially the voice behind almost every motivational video that you watch on youtube all those motivational videos with b roll clips and highlights for movies they usually have a voice over them and that's typically by less brown i'm very excited about this i've been wanted to have less on for a while and some of the things that we talked about our health failure and success are actually closely connected also the incredible story of the teacher who believed in less when he didn't believe in himself.