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National Sweetest Day with Travis Osterhaus
"Related to one of those days and I'll be releasing it on the actual date occurs. So let's get to it. What is today's national? Day. Hey y'all. It's a good friend travis sorry for the noise I'd just finished packing a small box. My Mom's favorite treats for today is a special day. It's National Swedish. Day. Swedish day is a day to give a thoughtful gift. Say Something Nice or even do a good deed for another person. I chose this day because I love stories about generosity. So got me wondering. Do you have any podcast suggestions about random acts of kindness or unexpected giving thanks and can't wait to hear what you come up with. First of all travis, how hard is it to say sweetest and not have it sound like Swedish? Today is National Sweetest Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday. Of October. When one thinks of sweet, they think of Which is worthy. Stay originated from. But doodoo certain circumstances it morphed into a day not specific things that make you need to see a dentist. For my first recommendation, I have a short ten minute mystery from the Ohio mysteries podcast that talks about the history of sweetest day including the fact that it was invented in Cleveland, and that a lot of people outside the region have no idea exists. So give it a listen. Do something sweet for someone and posted on social media using the National Swedish Day. Hashtag. Today's gas is Travis Oester House. I met Travis last year at podcast movement. Travis does not have a podcast, but he has a podcast APP called re pod. Because I recommend podcast episodes in my newsletter and this podcast I'm always seeking out podcasts myself. I subscribe to newsletters I belong to the bell collective and I read a bunch of articles. Replied though is a social APP where people talk about their favorite episodes within podcast player I've gotten so many great recommendations from other APP users. So come, check it out. As a little bonus I'm going to answer Travis's question with one of my favorite podcasts kind world. Unfortunately kind world ended a few months ago, but you can still find all their episodes. In this episode a mother bonds with a clerk at a grocery store who has down syndrome, which make it a little dusty wherever you are. For Third Recommendation Travis Recommends Lake City quite pills from the unresolved podcast. Travis says and I quote this one has a reply. All feel to it in two, thousand, nine, a seventy, nine year old World War Two veteran who was an active editor passed away his death was posted to a ready community by his friend who is also a at
Pelosi Flags Poison Pills in Stimulus Talks; Testing Deal Nears
"Nancy Pelosi says there is still a divide with the White House on fiscal relief even as Republicans and Democrats get closer to a deal. On current virus testing Now the speaker's called that a major roadblock in recent talks with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. But after more than our long call yesterday, Mnuchin says the administration would make only minor edits to the Democrat's plan on that score. In a letter to her fellow Democrats, Pelosi still laid out a number of so called poison pills on the Republican side, including a liability provisions that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has been pushing for. To protect businesses from covered related lawsuits.
Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! & Slave Play Top 2020 Tony Nominations
"I appreciate that. All right? We have some Broadway news Don't way we have the Tony nominations that came out yesterday. And this is our year of You know, theater, no theater. You know what's going on with all of this. The Tony nominations this year are plays that were open. Beef on on or before February. That's when everything shut down, so it's very, very small Sampling of plays. And the play that wound up getting the most nominations. 15 in all was Thie Atlantis. More set musical, Jagged Little Pill was nominated for best musical. So was Moulin Rouge, the musical. That one is based on the the movie from nearly two thousands and also teen of the Tina Turner musical, which I happened to see when I was in London and is fantastic. I'm a huge Tina Turner fan. So you know, I may not be the most objective person on this, but there's only three musicals nominated this year. For best play. The nominees are Grand Horizons. The inheritance seawall, a life and slave play best revival of a play Betrayal Frankie and Johnny and declared a loon and a soldier's play. There are no nominees for best revival. Of a musical this year. It's a very, very bizarre unlisted. They don't even know when the awards are going to be given out. Normally, the Tony awards come out in June. They've already said that that will not be happening in June of next year, but they have not said if they're going to do an award show if they're just going to announce winners. What's gonna happen? But those air the major nominees that came out yesterday, We've got the full list up the W G and t v dot com
Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! & Slave Play Top 2020 Tony Nominations
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"Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Award nominations with 15
"Will be broadcast digitally and take place later this year and the date still to be announced, But the nominations are out The Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic shortened season nominations. Pulled from just 18 eligible plays and musicals of fraction of the 34 shows the season before, and they come a week after it was announced. Broadway will be shut down through at least June. But, says actor James Monroe, Eagle Heart, Don't worry. Broadway will be back and work with Matt Piper, CBS NEWS New York It appears a
"Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Award nominations with 15
"Little pill has earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Feel drunk, but I'm sober Thunders musical inspired by the 1995 Atlantis. More said album tells the story of an American family spiraling out of control. Kind of like cove it has done to the theatre world. These nominations were pulled from just 18. Shows typically that numbers in the thirties Broadway shutdown on March 12th.
Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season
"Nominations are out. Just 18 plays and musicals made the cut in this Corona virus shortened season. Tony a winner, James, or Neurological Heart announced the nominees for best musical. Jagged little pill. Moulin Rouge, the musical Tina Tina Turner musical. Moulin Rouge Actor. Errands of Aid is the only person nominated for best performer by an actor in a leading role in a musical. The category for best musical revival had no eligible shows. 2020 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast digitally at a date still to be announced.
Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nods in a pandemic-shortened season
"Right now, again, the Tony Award nominations out Jagged little pill Alanis Morissette musical, leading with 15 nominations this year. Moulin Rouge gets 14 Tina The Tina Turner musical gets a dozen Tony Awards this year in which only about 18 shows were eligible in that shortened pandemic shortened Broadway season is compared to more than 30 year ago. So the Tony awards out
Musical "Jagged Little Pill" leads Tony Awards nominations with 15 nominiations in a pandemic-shortened season
"Right right now now on on the the Tony Tony nominations nominations are are coming coming out, out, and and we we see see that that this this year year it it is is a a big big year year for for Jagged Jagged little little pill pill leading leading the the away away right right now, now, 50 50 nominations nominations along along with with Tina, Tina, the Tina Turner musical, also nominated this year for a Tony Award and Moulin Rouge as well. It's a bit of a disappointing year because of the pandemic shortening the season just 18 plays and musicals are up for Tony Awards this year 34 were up for last year. The Broadway season there, But the Tony nominations are coming out as
Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50 ...
"A new study from astronomer David KIP ING published this summer, and the Journal Universe argues that the odds we live in a simulation are just about fifty fifty. As you can imagine this has caused a bit of a stir scientific American broke down kipling's arguments as well as some responses to it, and some of the previous where he was building off of an a lot of it frankly goes a bit over my head, but I wanted to share some highlights at first for the less matrix inclined listeners. What exactly do I mean by the idea of living in a simulation basically that all of us are mere virtual beings existing if you WANNA call it that unknowingly in a massive computer simulation? Over the years many scientists have tried to uncover ways. We could prove whether this is true or not. But some of the work has also revolved around calculating the odds of US living in a simulation or whether we are simply in base reality that is to say that we actually exist and this isn't all simulated. Is. Worth noting there's a lot of debate over what the simulation actually means and how one even defines consciousness for that matter. I kinda like this interpretation from Neil degrasse Tyson that he shared on a recent episode of Star Talk Quoting Scientific American, the simulation would most likely create perceptions of reality on demand rather than simulate all of reality all the time much video game optimized. To, render only the parts of the scene visible to a player maybe that's why we can't travel faster than the speed of light because if we could, we'd be able to get to another galaxy said Chuck Nice the show's Co host before prompting Tyson to gleefully interrupt before they can program it. The astrophysicists said delighting at the thought. So the programmer put in that limit end quote. Someone Pretty. Wild to think about and apart from the Matrix movies bringing this concept to the mainstream most scientists refer back to a two thousand three paper by Nick. Bostrom in Oxford philosopher which quote the Magic, a technologically adept virtualization that possesses immense commuting power and needs a fraction of that power to simulate new realities with conscious beans in them. Given this scenario, his simulation argument showed that at least one proposition in the following trauma must be true. I humans almost always go. Before reaching the simulation savvy stage second, even if humans make it to that stage, they are unlikely to be interested in simulating their own in central, passed and third. The probability that we are living in a simulation is close to one and quotes. But more recently keeping whose paper I mentioned was published earlier. This summer collapsed those first two propositions into one because in both cases, there are no simulations and he used busy and reasoning to calculate the probability busy and reasoning quote allows one to calculate the odds of something happening called the posterior probability but I making assumptions about the thing being analyzed, assigning a prior probability and quotes. Using the reasoning with regards to the simulation kipling's calculation comes out to about fifty fifty. It leans slightly in favor of based reality in part because he says that even in a world where we can simulate reality as more and more of them are spawned the computing resources of each generation dwindles and eventually simulations aren't able to be hosted bought. The odds could change if we do actually invent the technology to simulate conscious beans at which point, it becomes almost certain that we are living in a simulation. And could we ever figure out if we're not real whom on Awadhi and expert on computational? Mathematics. At the California Institute of Technology says only if there's a finite amount of computational power because if it's infinite, it could create whatever degree of reality necessary to continue tricking. US. Essentially, there's a lot of complex hypothesizing going on in several different fields and you can read a little bit more about. The link in the show notes. But at the end of the day keeping goes back to Adams Razor, which says that simplest explanation is usually correct and in this case, the simplest explanation is that we're at based reality there is no simulation just the boring hard truths of our real existence. So take that as your red pill.
Am I Radical Enough?
"I think the one thing we can all agree on is that no one is happy right now with the way things are. But there's this agreement over how much change we can ask for right now. Like can I start to advocate for free college legalized pot? When like gay marriage might be repealed? I just worry that this push pull leaves me somewhere in the middle and settling for less. Limiting own dreams, what the future can be because I'm afraid about the president. I, just feel like a not radical enough. A recent example. So right now, people are rising up to protest against police violence and the phrase abolish the police or defunding police is really becoming an idea that is is much more mainstream sophia. No is an author and cartoonist who's been involved in a lot of radical activists, organizers circles. And so she posted something on instagram about defunding the police, and then I saw somebody else post something on instagram. That was like you have to say abolish the police. You can't say defined the police because if you say defunding police people don't know that what you mean is that it's a step towards abolition sophie. was what I posted not enough should I have said abolish instead then a friend of mine who's an older activists was like actually I think the word de fund is really important because it's it does represent a step and it represents an an action that people can understand as a step towards abolition, and so there's this back and forth about what is the right wording to use? It was kind of interesting for Sophie, that she was dealing with this dilemma because she just wrote a whole graphic novel about this. About how to try to be a good person in a bad world? The book is called the contradictions. One of the reasons I ended up deciding to like do the book is because I was sort of talking to friends of mine in the like anarchist scene we were talking about like when we first got introduced to like lefty ideas and. How those ideas came through people and how those people. Had An influence on how we thought about the ideas and like ideas can be perfect. But humans are fallible right? The comic is auto fiction. So the main characters named Sophie and it's based on Sophie's life, but it's not actually sophie. The book starts in Paris with Sophie having just arrived to study abroad. Here. I was age twenty. Character feels out of place and pretty quickly meets somebody who maybe alliance more with her background. So she's getting Abban. Sees. Somebody riding by on a fixed gear bike Fix Gear and makes the association that okay. After writing affixed here. Then maybe they're punk and if the navy there punk and maybe they're queer in like Ben. Maybe. I have a friend here. Fake. I saw you orientation. This person on the bike turns out to be another American in Sophie Study Abroad Program and they strike up a friendship. This person Zeena does not as clear as Sophie Hope, but she is opponent. Zina's Vegan. She is very active in like animal rights stuff and very vocal about it guy just broke up with worked at the COP with man we to sit outside and yell things like milk. It's full of US I used to be vegetarian but I'm Nima so I stopped. You could take iron pills or eat spinach character. Sophie explains that she's Tangentially associated with some anarchist or lefty friends back home and you know she's dipping her toes in into that world but hasn't really participated much and then Zena. You know she talks about having a planner full of activists activities and then she also gives Soviet. About these two anarchists hitchhiking around Western Europe. Everyone's making plans for spring break. What if we went hitchhiking? Taking a plane, the gas emissions are out of control and also going hitchhiking is more. Living the ideals I think I'll go vegan for the trip like in solidarity you don't have to do that. But I want to. XENA and Sophie hit the road trying to thumb their way from Paris to Amsterdam. Freeway insurance how? Actually exhausting and it takes ever. So that when they get to Amsterdam Sophie, kind of pulls out the map and it's like, oh, we could go to the end Frank House. I don't know. Like the Van Gogh Museum. Na. Dena just does not seem interested museums only showed the narrative of the victor and they are hierarchical thing that must be abolished or whatever. There's a comic shop. I'd like to see maybe we can walk there. Sure Well, they end up wandering around a fair bit. It's sort of the. The deflation of like we we did the thing and we're here and. Now. We're just here.
How To Achieve Excellence Through Exercise
"Through exercise. To be stoic with a capital S. We need to do more than just read think and talk about it. We must have a stoic practice. The practice allows us to put the principles skills and systems of stoic thought into action. The practice allows us to measure our progress to get better on purpose and progress is important the word Prokop done means with someone making progress in their study and practice of stoicism and I suggest that one of the best ways to start making progress as a stoic month and I say, On that path to being a more excellent human being it's with daily exercise and physical conditioning. The goal of stoicism is generally understood to be live in a chord with nature. This includes one's individual nature and that of the world. By living in a chord with nature will experience eudaimonia a smoothly flowing life or happiness. David suddenly have Rutledge Encyclopedia of philosophy said what matters is not necessarily achieving natural advantages like Health which cannot be guaranteed an awful circumstances and which in any case do not bring happiness. What matters is making the right rational choices doing everything that lies in your power toward achieving what nature recommends it is the consistency of those efforts not of their results that may ultimately become perfect agreement with nature that is happiness and the quote. To help us in our practice. We are given some direction. For example, we have the four virtues of stoicism. We have wisdom Justice courage and the one that I focus on self-control, then we have the three disciplines which Epictetus introduced we have the discipline of Desire the discipline of action off the discipline of assent. Now the storks also suggest that virtue or Excellence of character alone is sufficient for happiness. So which of the four virtues should we practice all of them all at once or in succession? Can we be just but uncivilized is that virtuous? Maybe we are a courageous but lack self-control that show progress Socrates had a thesis called the unity of Virtues off some early stoics adopted this as well. They are Genies. Alicia's said they hold that the virtues involved one another and that the possessor of one is the possessor of all in as much as they have common principles end quote. So this simplifies the matter by focusing our efforts on only one of the four canonical virtues will make progress in all of them of the three disciplines. Appetitos teachers the one to start with and the most important to get a handle on first is the discipline of Desire with its clarifying dicot out of control. The dichotomy of control is such an important lesson that Aryan Epictetus is pupil responsible for capturing the lectures for posterity put it first in the enchiridion the very first line some things are within our power While others are not reading further in the in Caribbean Dead learn. What's in our power in short. The only thing in our power is how we choose to think. As we keep reading we learn what's beyond our power. Bottom line everything else. Our body property reputation is very direct simple. Maybe a hard pill to swallow. Yeah, there it is. So we've got our goal live in accord with nature by being the most virtuous person. We can be off to go ahead to focus on one of the four virtues in our case. It's self control due to its relationship to the next aspect which is the discipline of desire which brings
SCOTUS rejects request to reinstate medication abortion restriction
"The Supreme Court. Sided with abortion rights groups yesterday, rejecting a request from the Trump administration to reinstate restrictions on medication abortion. The high court's first decision on abortion rights since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. For now, the FDA is a longstanding rule that patients must be administered medication. Abortion pills in person by a doctor remain suspended. Historically anti abortion rights justice is Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. In a statement shared with CBS News, Julie K. An attorney for the WHO challenged the FDA regulations. Paul. The win a relief. CBS News is Kate Smith. Major medical groups, including the American Medical Association filed briefs with the Supreme Court in favor of the values position.
Supreme Court won't let government enforce abortion pill rule — for now
"An abortion restriction. CBS's Kate Smith for Poor High Court's first decision on abortion rights since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For now, the FDA is a longstanding rule that patients must be administered medication. Abortion pills in person by a doctor remains suspended. Historically, anti abortion rights justice is Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. In a statement shared with CBS News, Julie K. An attorney for the value, who challenged the FDA regulations, called the Wind a relief. The FBI bust the plot to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan's governor, 13 people
SCOTUS rejects request to reinstate medication abortion restriction
"Decision on abortion rights since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For now, the FDA is a longstanding rule that patients must be administered medication. Abortion pills in person by a doctor remains suspended. Historically, anti abortion rights justice is Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. In a statement shared with CBS News, Julie K. An attorney for the value, who challenged the FDA regulations, called the Wind a relief. The
The Trump Treatment for Covid Is Coming Soon
"The president's trip for Corona virus and their implications on Wall Street in a video posted to twitter Wednesday evening president trump touted the drugs administered to him and urged federal regulators to approve emergency use authorization for two in particular regeneration and Eli Lilly's antibody therapeutic treatments. Both companies submitted requests for FDA emergency use this week beyond clinical trials very few covid patients have received these treatments to this point. Also this week, the FDA published new guidance vaccine manufacturers mandating at least two months of follow up safety data after vaccinating trial participants in making a vaccine approval before November. Third Election Day unlikely here's Joe Kernan make trump joins us now with more. Mega just mentioned to you. Something that are cashing actually wrote I think it was yesterday morning that at least perhaps to keep in mind twenty percent of what we're seeing in the stock market and the rally after the stimulus. Debate could be because of. We may have we may be getting closer to to some type of treatment. For Cove it I know you're going to talk about the president he looked. Did you see him yesterday after being diagnosed a week ago or whatever it was? He looked good and looked it looked like he was almost fully recovered yesterday Williams talking about this regeneration drug and you know he had a lot of medicines so you can't tie it to one obviously but pretty amazing I think right? Well, certainly, you can't tie to one but the president putting a lot of focus on these antibody drugs we know of course he received regenerates. Cocktail on Friday. Ella Lily is also developing an antibody in this space. Now, both of these companies have filed for emergency use authorization. We brought you that news from lily yesterday and last night just hours after that video from the president regenerate announced it had filed for emergency use authorization as well, and there are still more of these in clinical trials behind these. Now, guys will have to see how quickly the FDA acts here but the next question is going to beat the supply of these medicines. Take a look at what the companies. Have told us about what they have available if they got emergency use authorization now regeneration says about fifty thousand doses could be made available at aims to get that up to three hundred thousand within a few months. Now, one dose is one whole course of treatment. So that's the number of people they treat. Now regenerate does have a contract with the government four, hundred, fifty, million dollars under which it would provide those initial doses and the government would make them available to Americans at no cost. The government would also be responsible for the drugs. Distribution now lilly says it has a single antibody, not the cocktail approach that regenerates pursued that it's filed for authorization of it would have one hundred, thousand doses of that available in October, and it also has a combo approach that filing four. Probably in November, our it would have fifty thousand doses, the entire fourth quarter. So guys supply of these is going to be the next major question similar situation to what we saw with when Desa Vir. Hey. So meg earlier before this avenue and we don't want to rush anything obviously you're talking about. A compassionate use for whatever this this was an and with anything especially monoclonal is you need detailed phase one, two and three trials, and you need to have a a control group and everything else. So it's very important but just philosophically mega let's think about what a vaccine does. You introduce maybe a part of the spike protein your body sees it and manufacturers its own antibodies against the virus doesn't sound that much different. If you're generating similar antibodies, in vitro in in a test tube and introducing those antibodies that are already against. Against the corona virus, so I mean almost takes out a step of the vaccine where the body actually has to manufacture its own and you're just giving someone the antibodies said this morning that that's a powerful idea if you are. If you're convinced of the proof of concept that the May factor one of these similar to what the the body would would do. Naturally, this could be a game changer I don't think the trump is wrong on this. Yeah. You're exactly right. In the way you described that Joe, I mean this is an immune response that has been generated by someone against the coronavirus. Some of these are actually taken from survivors of covert nineteen regenerate also combined one of those with one. Made in its labs but it is the immune response and while the initial trials were given as treatment for patients. Similarly to what we saw in the setting of the president, he was recently diagnosed and received this treatment. It's also being tested as prevention for high risk patients who've been potentially exposed to somebody with covid nineteen, and so it is a similar idea but the problem Joe is there just won't be a lot of these available at the beginning and their feet drugs so they're not pills easy to take either. And in the president's case, it was very early on to and. You worry about that second week when the virus has already gotten to a level that causes that immune response that can be so harmful and You would have to get I assume you'd have to get this. We have we need to do the testing obviously, but it seems like president trump. Was An advantage that he got it very early on. In his treatment theoretically, if that's what if that's what caused the improvement so there's a lot of questions still, but but reason for hope I think to be you know we need hope this point after watching what's happened to the entire world right? Absolutely, and we haven't seen what's happened with the president's visual load. So we don't have all the information of course. Yeah we don't. We don't they just from appearances. All right. Thank you, Becky, you want you went in and dead I questioned to Maggie talked about how regeneration thinks that they could get three hundred million doses ramped up in the next several months, which would be great. That's almost the entire population would all of that go to the American population I know you mentioned that some of it's already been bought by the government and kind of guaranteed but are we talking about taking that and then splitting with other nations? Or what all of that stay in the. United States. So I may have misspoken they'll have three hundred thousand within a few months and only fifty thousand now and that all has been purchased by the US government. But that's why I'm kind of comparing it to the best of your situation where we were in a shortage. Yeah. So it's not going to be enough for everybody they're going to have to make decisions about who should get the strugg-.
Protecting Your Brain from Alzheimers Disease and Cognitive Decline
"In this mini episode, I speak with Dr David Perimeter Dr, Lisa, Mosconi Dr Dale, Br Edison about why Alzheimer's is a preventable disease and the lifestyle factors that can set the stage for Alzheimer's years from. Now, we also talk about this disticts of Alzheimer's disease and its impact on women, and what you can do today today to prevent cognitive decline in the future. Let's listen in starting with interview with Dr. David Pearl Mutter, a board certified neurologist and four-time New York. Times bestselling author, we do know that a for the most part Alzheimer's is a preventable disease. This is a disease costing Americans two hundred and thirty billion dollars affecting five point four million of us. That is dramatically exploding in terms of its incidence and prevalence globally, and yet you know the notion that our lifestyle choices are not relevant is it does take my breath away. You know it's all about living a life that is less inflammatory and that certainly transcends are narrative as it relates to Alzheimer's but. Involves Parkinson's and involves coronary artery disease diabetes and cancer, and all of the chronic degenerative conditions, and you know what really is so very important and I think sort of stands in our way of getting this information to really have traction is the time table that this is effective over for example, you tell somebody wear your seatbelt that'll be good for you. They get in a car accident they're wearing their seat belt and they say, Hey, I get it that worked yesterday I was in that accident worked. But the inflammation issues that are relevant in terms of causing the brain to degenerate or narrowing the coronary arteries. These are issues that are beginning to take shape ten, twenty, thirty years prior to actual disease manifestation, and therefore it makes it very challenging for the consumer to connect those dots. Let me give you an example. In the journal Neurology, which is arguably one of our most well respected neurology journals on the planet period viewed. There was an interesting study that was published and it measured in a group of several thousand individuals who were in their forties and fifties. At the time it measured markers in their blood of inflammation and the study then came back and looked at the same group of individuals twenty four years later, the study again was just. And what it found was really quite remarkable. There was very direct relationship between risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and having had higher measurement of blood inflammatory markers twenty four years ago. So what does it say? It says that if you? Elevated Markers of inflammation in your blood today, you are setting the stage for Alzheimer's years from now and so that your lifestyle choices today whether you choose to eat low carb high carb high fat low-fat whether you choose said integrity vs physical activity the amount of sleep that you get. Hopefully that is restorative the amount of stress in your life, etc. these are all extremely important variables. Which you have control that clearly are connected to your brains Dini. This is not live your life come what may and we have a pill for you. If you're suddenly cognitively impaired is the other story. The story is that you make lifestyle choices today that will dramatically impact how your brain works to three decades from now
Hari Kunzru on Writing Red Pill
"Hari Concert joins US now from Brooklyn. His latest novel is called Red Pill Hari thanks so much for being here. Thanks inviting me. All right. Let's start with the title and I guess for those who've been living in a cave or at least not entirely online. Perhaps some people don't know what it is to be read build unless maybe you know Elon Musk or if trump I don't know explain. So it, the origin, the phrases in the film, the Matrix where the hero is offered a choice one. If this life altering choices, he can tie the take the red pill or the Blue Pill and he takes the blue pill. Then everything will stay the same in the world will appear as it has done to him to Len. But if he takes the red pill, then he'll see the truth things. You'll see the reality behind the apparent reality and in that movie at a terrible dystopia Web people being essentially sort of enslaved in some kind of nasty giant cyborg machine but the phrase found its way onto the internet and initially it was actually picked up by. Men's. Pick up artists actually, and they kind of talked about. Learning techniques as a form of kind of the light bulb going on and realizing that they could manipulate women using that pickup techniques, but gratitude is. A political phrase and it's used by the outright. To talk about the moment when people suddenly start seeing things their way. If you if you spend too much time on far right Internet forums as I have done, you'll see people asking you to the red pilled on the jae-kyu or read pilled on the Jewish question which means. You Holocaust denier. So this notion of red pilling has become to mean the kind of the scales falling from your eyes about what they see is the liberal consensus consensus reality and the inverted commas realization that the world is run according to the the rules as they said. So clearly, you've been down this rabbit hole and I'm taking it. You didn't do that for fun but instead for research, how do you have to go to get to those? Kinds of red pilled on the J. Q questions, and what was it like entering into that world even just for research I realized quite recently the I've now officially been on the Internet for more of my life than I haven't. If you see what I not got an Internet connection in the very early nineties and even then when they were under a thousand websites in the world, there was already some extremist political content on there I mean I think. It was one of the things that I I understood about this place was the. It was a way of having a window into all sorts of sub culture, not just political sub coaches. Everything phantoms and sexual subcultures and also sorts things but. I very rapidly developed assertive. I didn't know whether you call it habit sick take of spending little time every. So often just looking posts on some of the extreme right-wing sites and I kind of I. wanted to get an understanding of who these people were. You know why they hated me so much I'm exactly the sort of. person who in almost every respect not just sort of racially but class and my. Tendencies Towards cosmopolitanism whatever I I'm very much the. On the other side of all, their that thinking. So just over the years I've just. A very lightweight kept in touch with that world. But sometime in the mid two thousands I started spending time on site could fortune which at the time was just a repository for mostly for just sorta filthy jokes and just gross out humor and there was a set of edge to it. I was. Appalled and fascinated by and I could see people were doing a lot of Ironic Fascist. Stuff. They were kind of joking around with the aesthetics in the ideas a fascism and I kind of went away again it wasn't very nice place to be but I went by the time I kind of. Wanted back into it a lot of the irony had fallen way I mean there's a particular history behind that. Actually a lot of serious extreme right-wingers had found that this was a place where they could organize and indoctrinate younger people and so. During the run up to the last election I was I was on a again quite a bit and and trying to track this. Very I mean I would save vibrant new far-right culture that exists online. Now I mean that's a real change from from how it used to be back in the ninety s when I first started looking at it by then it was rather tired and. Worn, out. Kind of ideas that went very attractive to people. But then more recently, they've discovered jokes and irony memes and all that kind of thing and so I became very immersed in it all the while trying to kind of work out how best to. To tell another story to tell account to story to that story.
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"If you had the sense that God gave piece to come out and say what rules were you and Mike going to contest. Are you guys wrestling? Are you in a bake off? Are we doing thumb wrestling? What exactly is going to happen here. You may be looking at this right now. Who got the car box? And that's what I meant to say. Maybe you did but you did it say it say which allows me to come out and pissing all over your idea. Why would you say what you wanted to do by the way? I don't believe you that I was going to box full. I don't believe you think if you're going to box him you would've said it. I think you re writing your intent because I'm calling you on it. I think that you thought that you were going to be the one guy to lure fifty-three-year-old Mike Tyson into a sport that he's never done before called MMA which was never going to happen but seems like something that you would still bring to the table at some point. Because you're not very smart. I would be remiss. I WOULD BE DELINQUENT. If I did. Not Bring a congratulations to the monster. Kevin randle men. Now Kevin randle men is going into the UFC hall of fame. I have to tell you my first reaction. When they announced that they were going to induct him was. What took you so long. Kevin Random is not in the hall of fame. Okay so Kevin Ramble. Men has had a very interesting life and I got to know him in. Nineteen Ninety three and nineteen ninety and nineteen ninety four when he was the NC Double A. Champion I could be a year off on that when I say I got to know him. I did not meet him. I did not meet him until two thousand nine but the NCWA championships. It's very hard to watch wrestling. He was wrestling at Ohio state. Mark Coleman was his mentor workout partner and coach under Ross Alexan- but mark was Kevin's guy. These guys bought it. They bought it early. So Kevin randle men because of w wrestling. Espn will air the championship match. It is the only wrestling that makes it on television. An ESPN is the only place that covers wrestling. Even if it's once a year and it happens to be the national finals but the good news for Kevin randle minutes. He was in the national finals twice. So this is how I got to know him and he wrestled in the finals for his first championship. A gentleman out of Nebraska maimed Corey Olsen and Corey Olson was about is good of a wrestlers. You're ever going to come across. He was a penny machine. Set Records for penning guys. That still hold to this day and Kevin goes out there and beats him and I believe Kevin beat him by four points for the sake of my store because I'm attempted to prove different. Let's call it four points. He Beats Corey Olson. Good good heart match the next year. Both guys are back. Both guys were juniors. Both guys come back. They're now seniors. Kevin randle man gets in some kind of jam and it precludes him from wrestling. It even precludes him from training. I want there might have even been like jail. He had to go to as he's working through something well he works through it. Turns out hands. Were Okay Great. Jump in there somewhere. We put you through that jump back in their chapel. There's no time to jump in there. There's no time the big eight's our next weekend. The national tournament is the following weekend. The champion doesn't get a train. Makes it back to the national finals meets up with the same guy? Corey Olson Brassica in the finals. Corey worked has azoff getting ready for Kevin randle men. For one year Kevin. Randle men did nothing to get ready for Corey because he couldn't beat Corey by four points. K does not train corey trains nonstop they rematch can random and beats them by eight points. Whatever that was that the random beat corey by he doubled it the next year without training Kevin Random and used to go onto the mat. He wrestled at one hundred and seventy seven pounds and he would go onto the mat and he would do. What's called a Michigan now? A Michigan is an exercise of the coach. Will put you through largely if the coaches upset with you. It's kind of like a coach comes to the you're doing something you're late you're talking. You're not paying attention. Twenty Five push-ups knock them out. That's menace to refocus. You also give you a discipline a Michigan as such hard exercise. It's where you're standing up and down. You jump as high as you can in the air and you pull your knees to your chest. Will Kevin Randle. Men would do that when he got on. The Mat and the wrestling match starts is both guys put their foot on the line. They shake hands. Referee blows the whistle boom. We're underway Kevin Random. And before he would put his foot on the on the line and before he would shake hands would hit a mission he walked on the man and he jumping the he would jump so high that when he pulled his legs up when he pulled his knees to his chest his feet would be level with his opponent's head. That may sound simple to you. That may sound oppressive to you guys in intimidated the holy heck out of opponents. I mean this was Kevin's thing. He would show them his athleticism and he was show them his power his explosiveness before the match ever started so in the world of amateur wrestling. That was a bit of a gimmick a simple as that may sound a walk onto a man jump up high in the airport. You're nobody was doing anything. Kevin Random was really an innovator I even meant to be. I think that was just kind of his reset. But you know some guys might bless themselves or some guys might give a coach a hug or some guys might have to put their head gear on and slap themselves on the see certain things for for seem batters. Go Up and they move the bad over here. They got to click on their shoe. There's certain things that they do. I think that this was just the thing that Kevin randle men did but as an accidental byproduct Houston intimidate. People watching the stick my God. Did you see that like I just jumped up to the other guy's head? It was one of these really interesting things so Kevin Random and never really pursued international wrestling as great as he was generally whoever's the collegiate champion goes on and makes waves on the world and Olympic level wasn't what Kevin randle men did took a little bit of time off and then he gets right into and when he got a he got into a tournament. And don't forget he's one hundred seventy seven pounder which means he probably cut some way. Kevin probably got his highest two hundred pounds. My could be wrong. And he got as much as two hundred eight pounds but I am right to tell you. He never got to two hundred ten pounds and even at two hundred eight pounds. He's probably not moving and doing all these things that great but if you'll remember that time of 'em there was no commissions which meant what there was no way hands and it was also turnament style format so. Kevin goes over to Brazil. Eight man tournament just the way they were doing it. I ten grand twenty grand to the winner but that was a great day back then absolutely crazy fight. Three guys in one night and fly to a different country. Guys are begging to do that. Gives THE TERM IT GETS INTO. The finals runs into a fellow wrestler. Tom Erikson now as good as Kevin Random and was. Tom was better but his big and strong strongest powerful as Kevin. Oh I should mention for you. Tom Erickson did it in the heavyweight class. So these guys aren't even close. Tom's to eighty Kevin's two hundred. Plus a couple of pounds right whatever he had for lunch. That day is one of these things. He's up against it and by the way he wasn't some kind of mixed martial artist. Nobody was you just train. You have been an athlete. You get in shape and then you'll get in the cage fight. That's what it was back then. So now he's got to go in there with Tom. Erikson who's got eighty pounds on and who Kevin fully knows better than me even if we weighed the same thing. This guy is better. I might have won two national championships. This guy is the senior US Open. Champion and world team representative without. Did it anyway win exactly the way you would think Tom cleaned him up? Tom Knocked him out. But Kevin One of these guys get right back on the horse. There was no hard feelings about that. It's competition shake hands. Go added shake hands when you're done going to back talk to each other. No hard feelings but this is a really light hearted attitude and I also. I would also argue for that stories relevant because I think it helps for you to understand Kevin random mindset. He was not a bully. He did not go take on fights that he knew he was going to win. He walked into the cage many times knowing. This is not going to be a fun night. Let's compete say win. And it led him to a world championship. He took his skills. That were very limited. That time. Now everybody's were that time. There's not an insult here. He took his skills that were limited at that time and found a way to adapt and make them work as a sport began to grow and guys started to learn how to punch and kick in do submissions. He grew he went under mark laymen and got a brown belt in Ju Jitsu now. He told me that himself. In two thousand nine the first time that I got to visit with it. So the world may awards right where we were and couldn't have been a nicer guy couldn't have been more pleasant but told me. Hey Man I'm really focusing on this. I've had some hard times with submissions claim that I've now got brown. He may have gone on to get his black belt. I'm not trying to say if he's a black belt I don't want to diminish just tell you I left off with him. He was focused. He was a student of the sport wasn't doing a whole lot of competing at that point but he was still open minded and learning. He wanted to learn he wanted to know more. He wanted to progress that he could be a coach and give back to his own kids to the next generation. Which is something. He was also doing that. He deserves credit for he was in the practice rooms. He was helping to coach youth. Not The fancy guys the guys with the money the GUYS ON TV. The youth the same thing that some coach done for him at some point quietly an unnamed he was doing for others. Kevin randle men. Welcome to the hall of fame. All right guys. Let's call it here. Enjoy your weekends. I will talk to you all next Wednesday. Tell that jail sudden and you are well. Thanks for listening to your welcome with jail. Sunan download new episodes every week at podcast. One DOT com. That'S PODCAST O. N. E. DOT COM..
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"But tyrants dance card is now full with Gilbert burnt so it looks like Kobe's at least for now the shorter. This could change tonight but it appears that Colby is the odd man out right now I would predict for you at least the information that I have Right. The second the possibly. He's out because he just wait until there's multiple who've business gets done and whether Kobe slides in and he's fighting Moslem for the world championship or even of Mazda gets beat. I mean what's the difference and they both lost to the same guy made. There's a history and that to to former number one contenders generally meet up. I don't even know that you have to get into the math. And the rankings of the whole thing. I think we can just fall back to. This is a grudge match. That has to happen. Oh Oh the gift of Tito Ortiz just keeps on giving so. There's something that the kids call instagram. Now instagram is largely a photo based social media outlet. You can include taxed but if you don't include a photo or video in large part you're misusing instagram. You should just take that over twitter. Okay fine now. Tito puts out a picture and it's a side-by-side Mike Tyson. Tito on the other side. Tito shirtless flexing his APPs. Caption legend versus legend. Let's do this on paper view exclamation point. Okay let's start at the beginning. Anybody of any age but particularly a grown ass forty four year old man that goes onto instagram shirtless while flexing. His ABS is a little bit of a door for one. Start with that. Now let's move down to the text legend versus legend. So I'm looking at Iron Mike and go okay. Well that's one legend but the versus part. I'm a little bit confused because the only other guy is Tito. So it's like we'll tell you. Who are you bringing? Are you bringing tank Abbott along? Are you bringing Randy can tour? You bringing King Arthur. Or are you bring Batman like? Who is coming? That is the other legend to take him on. Oh by the way Tito final tech said. Let's do it on pay per view exclamation point. Do I need to be the one to inform you? The pay per view no longer exists. Pay Per view. Nowhere in the world is a thing anymore. It is all done through digital platforms. Even if they have a pay wall that they will call pay per view is not the same thing that you referred to. Which is the pay per view that you used to be on back in two thousand and six the world is just in a different place calling out Mike. Tyson on pay per view is one. Step away from Sane. Let's put this on vhs and read out to the World Blockbuster. It's two steps away from saying me. And I and Mike go do something and follow along on a transistor radio. It's very antiquated. And the fact that you didn't know that makes you do fast but you also did it. Say What it was you were going to do. You just said let's do it so before the big reveal that of course you want this to be an match but are Mike only does boxing. And then you have this back and forth and that becomes your way out of it before we even get into that it would have been accompanied upon you to say what it is. You want to do marketing one. One t o identify yourself before your.
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"With jail son in. Apparently they got no shortage of stupid pills out in Albuquerque so John Jones versus Francis Gano. And I have to tell you. This isn't me being my usual jerk of self not passing up an opportunity to Piss all over John Jones and his ideas. That's actually not what's happening this is just baffling it went for baffling. It's always stayed a little interesting. I mean Francis and GONNA versus Jonjo. There's something there the question is what is it right. Are we just having fun already? Just looking for a gimmick and a spoof and we're just going through to hammers in there and see what happens for fund okay. I'm not against having a little bit of fun. Not Everything has to be meaningful now. Everything generally is a meaningful fight. But it doesn't have to be particularly if you put five or six years in between things right. Yeah you can do the James Toney fast four half a decade and you you bring in punk. Can you fast forward half a decade? Sometimes I'm up for a little bit of that. Fight is fund in my opinion but set that aside. That's not where the stupid part comes in. Did you guys ever see family guys classic for this? Have you ever seen the family guy where Peter has a frog in the House? So he opens up the window seal. He tries to move the frog out of the house. But the FROG is dead so it's just lift weights. Not like he can open the window in the frog jumps out. So Peters got take his finger and try to lift the frog and like throw the frogs corpse out the window but the frog like sticks to the window sill so Peter Does it again and the frog sticks again and Peter. Does it again in the frog sticks again? Peter Does and again in the frog six four or five times and now it's just annoying. The writers of Family Guy. Did it entire seventeen times by the time number? Fourteen or fifteen comes around for reasons unknown to me. It starts to be very funny. I mean it's so ridiculous. It's so ridiculous and absurd that this is a scene with no dialogue and absolutely nothing happening and no chance of anything to happen because one of the participants the frog is not even alive. That's what's going on here. We John and Francis like this is getting so out of bounds crazy. So let me just give you the latest update okay. John has decided that he was going to take the biggest risk. And he's GonNa go up to the biggest division because the heavyweight championships on the line. So if he's going to go to the division he might as well go after the guy and he might as well become the champion. That's his statement. And I think that is probably John's approach. I've never really bought into the school thought that John Jones is scared. I don't really know where that comes from those playground rules that I think you can use that on several guys. And maybe it'd be right. I just don't know that you could use that. John Bone Jones. Oh by the way. Maybe this is a time for me to mention. Francis is not the champion wanted to move into a division to take Francis because well you know the risk is worth the reward. If you'RE GONNA to win that championship phrases the champion by the way John Neither. Are you in the heavyweight division which means if no champion walks into the ring nobody leaves with the Championship? The champion is a man named Steve Coach. Who accidentally or intentionally. You've just insulted truly one of the bigger heroes in the sport now that Brian Standard Tim Kennedy Kennedy left really does go too steep a a first responder doing a job and most certainly does not need he just feels a calling to go out and do it while also taking over the world as a champion while being a loyal and great husband. I mean come on. If you're a parent you want your kid to grow and be steeping. Yokich genie pops out of the bottle. You can make that deal right now. You make that deal right now. I wanted to be sleeping. What do you want your kid to be when he wrote? I WANNA be right. I want to be him so you are now coming out and saying steep pay. That is what you're saying period if this is to be a championship match you're saying strips pay a first responder in the middle of a pandemic who will run into a building that is on fire for a paycheck of which does not need in a community that he cares about your saying to strip him. The world's greatest look when you're in the world of of PR. That John Trying to be right. He's in handcuffs three weeks ago. So we donate some food to shelter during the pandemic as a way of. Okay throw some money at this problem. Oh by the way that big hero you got over there take everything. He's got away just because interesting. I would put that as interesting now. This could be very competitive. It can be very cutthroat. I don't know that if you're looking to move up for a fight any reason why you want to try to get it to be a title fight. Even if you gotta go kick some stand in the only heros face and all of sport it can be that cutthroat. It can be that competitive. But I don't know of. John knows that that has to happen. I don't know the John knows that steep. It would have to be stripped for that to happen. He might just think Francis The champion and this John also believed that if steep is stripped of you give the bell to Francis or the belt just up for grabs in he and Francis going five for. I would like some clarity on this. I'm only as good as the information I've given but the information that have been given by John Jones through his twitter account of social media is that this will be a championship fight by the way. Please send over the contract. He said send over the Deel. He John that fights not for the world championship that would be a contenders fights. Steep as the champion. Oh by the way Steve has his hands full with a guy named Daniel cormier coming later this year. I don't want to be the skunk at the Garden Party. But apparently nobody's told you that what's going on with Kobe. Covington is a question that I get asked all the time. I mean it seems like if somebody wants to know something about Colby and they can't get a hold of Kobe they come to me. I think that largely stems from the fact that I've known him since he was nine years old. And we're both Oregon guys a lot of people think that I'm I'm in Kobe's business I will tell you this though if Kobe's doing something if Kobe's out there stirring the pot and having fun and getting something going I've never gone to him and I want to find out if he's working or if he's shooting I he doesn't need to pull that curtain back for anybody including me. Don't worry about what's on the test. Sometimes you gotta just listen during the class right. This one's a little bit different. Look I'm talking about Mazda. Kobe versus MAS little. There is three things to the history of combat that make for the biggest fights that you've ever seen and that doesn't matter if you're talking boxing or you're talking mixed martial arts. The biggest fights in history will have one of three things ethnicity nationality or personal grudge every single. One of them will have one of those three things. If you could have two of those ingredients oh my goodness if you could have all three and I can't think of a fight this ever had all three forget it forget it. You're going to set the world on fire. You're going to set records that have never been done but every big fight is going to have one of those three when you WanNa talk about personal grudge. I don't think that there's anything bigger. That is out there right now or that we have possibly ever witnessed in history like Kobe versus Mazda. This is very real and I will share with you and you can call me a mark when it first started. I thought I thought they were just working. I thought maybe they were like sitting in a room together being buddies and going back and forth. I thought it was make believe I mean we've seen that before fifty cent and floyd mayweather got something try to build. Some brand fifty was selling something a wine or a Chablis or something like this so it wouldn't be as the first time two buddies got together and and pull the Reuss but I never asked colby straight up. Hey is that what's happening? I started to observe things. I talk with Dan Lambert every now and then. I started to hear that. No this getting weird and we gotta have different private times. Kobe has to come in this door. Georgia's to come in this store. George has to leave this door. Kobe has to go there. They start hearing these things and go. Okay this is either a giant conspiracy that everybody's in on or this is real and the real issue. No you have to back up to their history the first time I ever saw colby at a UFC event identity. But no he was coming. We were behind stage and he tells me I'm here to Corny points to George Mas Vidal which turned out. Not only was his teammate. Not only was his training. Part was also his roommate. These guys were very very close. There's videos out there on Youtube right now that you can go look. I would encourage you to do it. It's actually a lot of fun but were these two are at home and decide. They want to get a workout. They take their shirts off. They moved the coffee table. Mazda goes and puts on headgear. It's actually it's very comical. But he puts on headgear so he doesn't get his ears what they go at it in the living room there smacking the walls. They're going into the ground. It was some cameras. This wasn't an easy workout. I'll put it to you that way. I mean this was very intensive. This was in their living room when Hawk and animal break up. You KINDA gotta go watch the match when the superpowers break. Up and Hogan and Macho manner are GONNA go headline Wrestlemainia. You KINDA GOTTA. Watch the match. That's exactly what's happening. So how fast forward state tournament in Oregon was in February state tournament. Colby's father is one of the top ranking referees in the state of Oregon so when the state championship comes around he always gets assigned. Always very respected official. My partner Kevin Keaney goes up to Kobe's dad and goes. Hey by the way you know you gotTa tell me something. Koby and Moskva Doll. Is this real order. These guys really have problem with each other and Kobe's dad goes it's it's very real said. Yeah I can tell you the whole story behind it but it's very real largely just come from a competitive standpoint but it's very real and that's how Kobe's dad talks. He's very calm. Very matter of fact very straight face looking the I answer your question. Kevin comes over and tells me that he goes. Hey man this is really really. Yeah I mean I'm just I'm starting to feel the same thing so go back to American top team. Dan Lambert Dan. Lambert had to put in policies in place for the gym particularly because of Kobe because Kobe was not Kobe. Go after anybody. I mean he truly is the Stone Cold Steve Austin of Emma. He stands on an island by himself. You got your guys and you got your bad guys you you got your heels and you got your baby faces and then you have stone cold. Steve Austin or this case you have Kobe company. He hates them. All the good guys all stick together in back of the bad guys all stick together the back and then you have. Kobe doesn't give a damn what side you're on he's island. I love it I mean for me. It's very interesting. The other side of it is look. Muslin goanywhere either. Nobody's ever punked Jorge. Mas and it's not gonNA start now I would be very interested as this develops and it does seem to me that fight just simply has to happen it just simply has to happen is after Mas Vidal and Kamar. Think so. I haven't heard anything else coming up for Colby and one of the great options for Colby.
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"I've never understood fully why we're ever taking lines and taking action on a fight that is not signed or made or even in this case likely to happen. I've never understood that. Let's set it aside. Okay let's set that aside. I did find the numbers a little bit interesting because they did the same thing the same. Mythical make-believe Five. But they put out the odds for Ghana versus Daniel Cormack of which Daniel Cormet was the favourite. So if you look at those numbers in that round robin between these three. They're saying that they believe Daniel. Beats and Ghana. We know that Jones Daniel twice but they believe that in Ghana was going to be Jones. Now I realize that people often say m math doesn't work you can't say that. A. Equals B. and therefore be equal seat. You can't do that with an A. And that is true but it's a good starting point. I mean as much as people want to dismiss math and say arts the match not the match. It's it's the fights not the fighters you could do that to try to sound like you're the smart guy in the room but history is going to make you look like a doofus. Math largely works. If you beat a guy and that guy beat a guy. You're likely to beat the guy that you guys are you with me on this. That is generally how it works. You're going to find some exceptions. That's true but enemy math. Large part does work. It absolutely does it. I am a little bit confused how you could think that. Daniel was going to beat in Gano but and Ghana is going to be Jones. It's a little bit confusing for me. That doesn't mean it's false. This was just my general takeaway on it and when you do breakdown Jones in Ghana. I think that that's an interesting match. If you thinking God who was going to win with how question you believe on Ghana was going to knock out John Jones. If you're a handicapper an you walk up to the window and you say I would like Engano to beat Jones at even money. That's ridiculous you should say. Want and Ghana and I'll take a bigger risk for better odds which is auto by knockout. That's how in Ghana wins every fight. Then Gano has ever won so that is very reasonable. The problem that you're GonNa have as John Jones has never been knocked out. I don't believe John Jones has ever been knocked down. I believe the official rating on that says John Jones has been knocked down one time and that was the is fight. But that isn't what I saw. John was throwing a was on one foot race. Threw a punch it hit Jonah. The chess knocked him off balance sprung up to his feet. I don't know if that would qualify as a knockdown but I'm talking about knockdown guys. He's got to get knocked out now. Nobody gets knocked out until they get knocked out. You can think back to the Great Michael Spinks undefeated world champion. I believe Olympic champion goes in there with Iron Mike Tyson last ninety three seconds. Not only does he get knocked out. He got knocked down three times all in just over a minute and a half so I do understand that power changes everything and that's an interesting match. I'm not arguing against you. If you're on team in Ghana I would be interested on how you got to that decision if you were like the masses and the automakers that believed Daniel would beat in Ghana and Daniel versus and God I mean. Isn't that a nightmare matchup for in Ghana essentially steep a all over again? You got a guy with some hands. As a great athlete and a great competitor by the way is a great wrestler and possibly even better at ground control. Once he gets you down there. He happens to be really good at the one thing. You're not really good at. I mean I could see how you could get to that conclusion. Yes Daniel is going to go out there and control gone on fact. Let's just keep them away from Daniel because that's probably not even all that fun of a match but then how do you get to the conclusion that in God's going to go out there and run over Jones not arguing with you? I would just like to know. What am I missing? Pound for pound rankings just came out and the pound for pound. Is something that none of us can quit talking about? It's also something that none of us can agree on and it's also something that none of us can ever prove. It's like sitting around with that nerdy jerk that wants to discuss all the possible integer as to why Batman could beat Superman. There's no way to know. So all you have is a discussion at all. You have is an argument. And I've seen many people come to the table with their opinion and even people in an ability to get something published and they will come with their opinion of what it even means what the criteria to qualify even means for pound for pound. They don't have the right to do that. They absolutely do not. There is something notice poetic license in nineteen seventy four. There was a reporter out of Brooklyn New York who coined the phrase pound for pound. He was purely discussing boxing but he as the first person who now owns poetic license over the statement also took the time to define it. Which is I just want to look at skill. If a specific athlete with his specific skill base was in any weight class and happened away with the other guys who would beat who now that's pretty straightforward and obvious but people over time have chosen to come in with their own criteria definitions of what it is to make a power pellet. You don't get to do that you don't. It was established in nineteen seventy four. It's a term but like any word you can turn to the source or a dictionary. Whatever it says that's what it means so you don't get a change over time and so many times it does come down to resumes now. I do understand if all things are equal. Sometimes you gotta turn the paper. I do get that. But it is aggravating to the highest of levels to see some of these things. Look when you're coming out with a pound for pound if you put anybody other than Khabib at number one with George saint-pierre unlicensed for the record. If you put anybody other than could be you're going to have a very hard time. Not Looking like a fool in a room full of aficionados. He's twenty nine. Oh he happens to be the world champion at the most deep and hardest weight class that the sport has that's relevant and anybody that doesn't put could be but number one that I've ever come in contact with always lower on the list for the same reason which is he is not dynamic enough. What in the hell does that have to do with it? Nine thousand nine hundred seventy four. When this was set up by a reporter out of Brooklyn it was just simply who can beat who had nothing to do with who is more dynamic or who feel is the best overall. It's who can beat. Who WITH THEIR SKILLS? They always the same if nobody can stop could be from throwing him down and bludgeoning them then he's number one and by the way twenty nine and a world champion at the most deck way class in the sport. I think it number two and this was a hard one for me. Number two was a hard one because I think that so Suharto and whose men are going to have to argue that one out but if you look at Booz men's record which is better than Henry's you look at who he thought you look at the legacy you look at the world championships but you also look at the gap. There's a gap between Uis men in the field. The only guy who has pushed is Kobe. Comington. They wanted to the fifth round of an absolute dog fight. One of the best fights I've ever seen an absolute dogfight. You Take Kobe to win. He gets credit. You Take Kobe Outta that. Nobody's even pushed the guy he's not close in some of these fights and he's taken on the best guys in the world. I got WHO's minute to but admittedly that's a tough one when you do look pseudo. So who has found a way every age of his life. Every sport that he's gone into doesn't matter the way class he finds a way and he's also deal dealt with adversity not. Everybody has a lot of people who tested find adversity and they shut down. It's a very real thing. So who has been tested? He seen that adversity and he's passed that test. He matters and Conor McGregor now. Connor is one who's seen some adversity but he's also spread it around Conor McGregor has won three world championship so many damn world championships that he's forgot one. He claims he's one to McGregor claims. He's a champ champ. I was there the night that he won the interim championship. He's a champ champ champ. Nobody he wants so many. He forgot one who forgets. They WANNA world title. He's a champ champ. He might be the only champ champ. He'll swear up and down on a back a stack of bibles that he's only one to championship false. That but that's how good he is and he's also very dynamic and he also showed his ability to adjust be diverse by going to the world of boxing. People were gives him doing it but in hindsight boy. That's like a fine wine. Foray into boxing has only looked better and gotten better overtime. Really a remarkable athlete. I think you've got to put a Manda Nunez on there. I will not be the guy that calls you sexist. If you don't put that might be the right word to call. As far as her skills as far as her grit as forest toughest as far as her being able to compete the greats got to be able to compete. They gotta have ice screw running through their base for her to walk in there against Chris. Cyborg the most feared female human of all time and then get the job done in sixty one seconds by the way plane. Cyborgs game fisticuffs walks. Her down starts throwing heat while taking heat coming back. I mean come on. She deserves a lot of credit. What's interesting is I don't have Jones. I don't have Jones in my top five but I'm not sure he's not the best. I'm not sure that John Jones isn't the best based particularly around the changing of the rules. The changing of the definition because it largely does come down to can you deal with adversity. The answer's Yes. Why do not have Jones as the greatest fighter he's not the most dominant that's changed over time. I do have Jones's the toughest of all time and that largely comes down to win..
"pills" Discussed on You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen
"Big John on day one while in the ring refereeing in a match where an athlete did not tap out and was not unconscious had to stop a fight and the promoter at the time came to him and schooled at him and said you don't stop fights we don't have any hand in these fights it's tout or knockout the in and big Johnson. Then I'll get my stuff and go home. That's not what I do. I'm here to keep these guys safe. I'm here to be an official when the point is proven. Should they not be cautious enough aware enough or just to spark for their tough for their own? Good to tap out. I will get him Outta here. Promoter said okay. Big John was right big. John was a hundred percent right. But I just share that with you because we timelines of this sport are very relevant. And if you don't know some of these stories sometimes it's hard to form a decision but there's a lot of ways to fight disqualifications away to win a fight. I've heard people say John Jones is undefeated. Because there's only losses the disqualification disqualification sits there in the rule book right next to knock out of Tko and tap out. There's a lot of ways to win a FI corner. Stoppage not answer the stool throwing the. There's a lot of ways to finance all within the rules. It's all we all agreed to want to be in somebody's corner and they invite you and ask you. It's a big compliment. Means they trust. You WanNa go to battle with you too big compliment but you do not remove your greatest tool let alone any of your ahead of time. Which in this case is the ability to stop the fight. You guys got to hear this one. This this is great. Let me let me hit you with a quote and let me tell you what so wonderful about this so Daniel. Cormet sent out a tweet too steep any says. Hey Champ Kyle. Zebra mats contacted me and he can get you full mats and a Cage Wall within five days signed about agreement and send me a credit card kyle at Zebra mats now first off. Kay I'm sure you guys know where this comes from but in case you don't allow me to back up just for minutes saying the only I can't sign about agreement is the only thing I can't come to terms with people is the date. I'm on a lockdown. Which means my gym's locked down which means. I haven't seen my coaches my teammates in a period of time so I'm not not training right now so this is where this is coming from. Hey you need to train bring this to your garage or whatever the location. We'll get this all set up but they weren't looking like huge fight fan or Daniel cormier support and we're going to find a way to make this happen. He finishes it by Sane. Include your credit card number so this was a piece of business. I love this piece of business. This is the greatest marketing that I have seen for. Mma equipment possibly ever definitely within a period of time. He got Daniel Cormet Kyle at Zebra Mascot Daniel Cormie to give him a worldwide plug with contact information. He's now associated himself with the champion of the world which is steep coach and he is also made it as though he's the White Knight to save the heavyweight division to move this forward but he said include credit card number. The whole thing was great. He Kyle Zebra mass great such a great job that will shale at bad guy is also. Give a plug. I don't even know the guy. I just know that this was a wonderful play. Now I feel that the point might have been missed. Okay steep. I'm sure like most fighter. Most fighters are very similar. Which IS THEIR GARAGES? A workout room. And the extent of that or how beautiful are expensive. Most fighters have something in their garage. Whether it's a treadmill or it's a bar that's got some weights on it for when their their home and nothing else to do a heavy bag situation he's GonNa bring mass. He's going to bring a cage wall. Have the foggiest idea what he needs cage. I haven't the foggiest idea where he needs to come them all set up and five days. Send me your credit card number. This guy's ingenious though were apart these days we're.
"pills" Discussed on You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen
"Oh it goes to bed guy. Cool what's happening guys. Happy Friday and thank you for joining another special episode of. You're welcome one of the hardest guys to do a booking for right. Now in my opinion is Alistair ovary and you got to look at the parts that you're handed first off over in breaks every rule that there is infighting and in sport which is with age he has not diminished a bit he has not slowed down ways that you're going to catch them and you're going to get your hand raised but they aren't the traditional ways and it's not even a matter of the longer fight goes on. The older athlete is going to wear Dan. Rea doesn't seem to wear down. Ream always has a great strategy. Reams always got great power. He's always got great style in terms of whether he's on his feet or he's on the ground he just knows where he is and at the heavyweight division. That's really all that you need. I mean that is a lot right there. There's not a whole lot of twenty four to twenty seven year olds that you can say that about with the heavyweight division. You've got to get used to it. It's one division where experience is beneficial in most fights in most sports. You're always thinking about know experiences. A good thing not in the fight sport you leave a piece of yourself in that ring every single night you do not come out better. You come out worse. The more you do the harder it is to improve but in the heavyweights that Sneh rule and remains a recipient of that rule breaking. But when you look at rain what are you going to do with him? And here's the parts that you have to deal with this Guy Star Ramos recognizable Ramos a main event fighter arenas paid like fighter. I cannot think of a scenario. Where ream as any lower than a co main event? I don't believe that that has happened in a meaningful period of time. But usually they use them to headline cards. So now you're talking. He's gotTa fight the right Guy Right. He's not gonNa vote fight in undercard guy. He's not gonNA fight some under enhancement talent. That's just not what you do and Komen and main events spots but history says when you have a guy with a good name who is up there in years. That's exactly what he does you. Pass that rub to somebody else. You bring in that twenty-six twenty-seven-year-old have him get over on ream. Shine that guy up and run with them as removed the back. That's largely. Just what the sports. That's just what you do but I don't know if that would apply to overrun but I would offer that over. It needs to be very disciplined to make sure that doesn't happen to them. You don't want to be a gatekeeper. You just don't know that's a part of the business in a very real part but once you get to that part of the business where you're cashing checks as opposed to trying to achieve goals and I think with what we have seen with. Ovarian this guy is well within his rights to still have world championship goals ovary matters period over him as a tough night out for anybody period the end. But what do you do? What do you do with the guy who's forty years old? Who's been in this sport over half of his life and his cross paths with damn near every. But what do you do before you default to make him a gatekeeper? And with some young guys and eventually he's going to get beat because that's just that's just what father time does before you do that. You need to considering another option which is simply rematch over him. Wisely came out earlier today and called for a rematch. He said want a rematch. Rosen stroke I will finish him. I don't agree with that stoppage. I've that one bothers me and that's a very real thing. I mean rewriting history. There there was not very much time left in the entire contest. Which by the way was scheduled for five rounds every other car ever their fight on that car. That night was scheduled for three match scheduled for three. We have a totally different a marking in the history book. If you will which is re one because it was five. It was also stopped. What many people believed was early. Now I think anytime. A heavyweight hits another heavyweight and one guy falls down. I think. The referee is well within his rights to jump in there. So I'm not crying controversy. I'm just suggesting the fact that if over we wanted to bring that up and say I don't think should have happened. I'm willing to put it on the line again. I'm willing to show you guys would not and will not happen. I think he's got a bit of a story line there now. History says if you WanNa talk that the guy who just one does not go up a guy against a guy who just lost. But I do think when you have that back story and I do think when you have a guy like overrated who spread it all around giving everybody an opportunity that's ever wanted it in for the first time that I can even recall. He's now saying I would like one back and not to mention that I fight was a lot of fun. Came with some drama came from controversy two heavyweights. They're out there. They're standing up there trading back and forth. It was really fun. I like his idea of Rosas Strike. I think that is my overwhelming point. Right here. I think ovary might have just hit it on the head and I will offer you one more another guy that very in line with over him and that he breaks every rule in terms of age in terms of finesse and in terms of getting better with time which is not supposed to happen but as ski. I really think Orlovsky versus overpowering and it wouldn't be appropriate for over into Colorado because it is a rematch over won that match so you can't really go beat a guy and then call him out again. That's a little bit weird. You Need Orlovsky to overreact. I've just offering for you. There would be something special there for me. There would be some nostalgia there would be to. That are great. That just simply won't go away. I think that that would be a fun match. But I don't want that to over ride over William suggestion. They has earned the right to make a suggestion and have US support him on it. I think over in verses Rosen. Stroke is not a bad idea. Anthony Smith is weighed in once again on the controversy of the lack of stoppage during his fight with glover to Shera and Anthony came out and said look. These are my rules. If you sit in my corner you do not stop that. Fight the end. I can stop my own fight at if I'm not willing to do it then I don't want you to do it. The referee nobody can control and I feel safe under these rules. I'm expanding on his thought. Just a little bit. But this is what he's saying. This is the genesis and it's a very bothersome spot for me. Now I care about Anthony Smith on a personal level but I would think I don't want to see that happen any athlete. That's just not what we're doing here. That's not what this sport is. The sport is just that is a sport and nobody in any sport is expected to continue on when they can no longer continue on. If Tiger Woods pulled something is out he will wait until the next week and he will fly somewhere else that sunny and beautiful and he will play eighteen holes that day just by example if Tom Brady pulls a spray Hamsphire or gets hurt at any kind of fashion or even has a fever or a cough. He's looking day. It'd be does go in and something happens in Game. He right then and it's not even a question it would never be questioned but for some reason within this sport there's some kind of a bravado that is built in. I do understand that to some extent I do understand the macho and the bravery the toughness and the heart and that guys want to show that I do understand that to some extent but there is a different function. That is the role of a Cornerman an athlete. Even if it's his corner and it's his choice does not have the ability to take some of those functions away. Let me give you an example. This is going to be not apples to apples here. But it's an example that I know that you will understand. Imagine that I am the district attorney. I'm a DA somewhere and you're my friend and you come to me say cheerless and I gotTa tell you something. I murdered three people. But I don't want you to charge me. We're friends we have a relationship. I'm confessing this to you. It's not going to happen again. There's a little more than I don't want you to charge me. Can't do anything if I honor that if I go okay. You're my friend. I'm in a position I can longer be the. Da It's as simple as that if something happens. That would acute me from doing my job my duty. I can no longer have that job and if I choose to not charge you also need to go in and resign. This is one of the spas. And if you're a corner and your asked to Corner Anthony Smith and it comes with a caveat. Which is you cannot do one of your sworn licensed duties. You need to say no no. I CAN'T BE IN YOUR CORNER. I need to do my full. Potential of this job is a licensed job is a privileged licensed job and I cannot agree to do it while having a back door deal with you. That says that I don't do it that I do. Not Execute should I need to execute the highest and greatest position? I can't I just think it's a tough spot. Look Anthony is not to blame here at all and I'm a little hesitant to even point fingers at the corner. These guys do know their athlete. They trade every day they see these things. Every day they had these conversations. They made of our promise to him. I will just say that moving forward. I think that this was a teachable moment. At best at best perhaps. I am being a little generous here at best. This was a teachable moment. And not just for Anthony's corner for athletes all over the place you guys remember may remember Don frye versus Omri Tash Nine and you've got to be hardcore fan to know that fight and if you're not ordinate and you're a subscriber to UFC fight. Best going look that up because this would be another example of a fight that had to be stopped absolutely just simply went too far for many of the same reasons which is hombre pretentious. Reach a level of exhaustion. Once you're exhausted you can no longer defend yourself. It's as simple as that stock to the big John Big John McCarthy and he officiated the first ever UFC and he did the second and he did the third and one of the rules that was put on him is essentially that there were no rules now have to use the word essentially because even at the time when they were advertising there was no rule. There was a lot of rules. There was never time of that. You can I poke somebody in the is. There was never time you could do. What's called a fish? There was never time that you could do a small joint manipulation which would mean to grab one finger and just it or grab a guy's ear and there was always rules but they were pretty wide open that is true and it was also said that there was no judges which is true. There was no judges and there was no time limits. Now that happen to work because most fights were about two and a half minutes and it was pretty clear and you pull the guy out of there.
"pills" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"C. You'd have to eat fourteen oranges to get to get one one thousand milligrams of Vitamin C. You never do that. Naturally your body your stomach is only so big for a reason and you don't want to exceed your level of society society. What you're doing when you take these these things. I go through this that vitamin C. There's more than four dozen studies showing that vitamin C does not treat or prevent colds. But it doesn't matter. This is just become part of the culture. It's just sort of where unaware Loyd to this notion no matter. How many studies show that we're wrong? What's the story of the study or studies? That convinced us that it was right really was never study was Linus Pauling. Linus Pauling one to Nova Nobel prizes one for chemistry the other for peace and he just believe in the way that one holds religious belief that vitamin C not only treated. Kohl's treated or prevented cancer or cured. All ills me. His first book was vitamin C into the common cold and did the second later. Books were that vitamin C. Pretty Much Katrina everything. He had a big platform. You assume that someone who's won two Nobel prizes those talking about and he just believe this to be true even though the data clearly showed he wasn't true which is interesting. It's like Nobel Prizes. There's a number of people who win Nobel Prizes when they get older have these fixed beliefs that are that are counter to the data and yet hold those beliefs anyway yeah. I don't want to malign the wrong one but either Watson or creek definitely falls into that camp right it was Watson and the fascinating thing with Pauling. I believe the only person to have two Nobel prizes yet. We're all taking his advice in a fealty doesn't have a Nobel prize in or even any schooling in which is which is medicine. They give it Nobel Prize for Medicine Right. But I think you assume that it's just a level of intelligence that crosses off which I think is what he assumed I mean. He's the guy who reported fight. I think no one people didn't necessarily believe his sort of Alpha Helix model when he first started and this sort of his secondary and tertiary structures of proteins and and so he sort of bucked the trend and ended up being right in window while parliament. You do that. I think you believe that you're always bucking the trend in always going to be right even when you're not that's interesting. What's the story with Vitamin D? How did that get into our consciousness to the point where doctors today are still telling their kid their pediatricians today? I love my pediatrician. And she's great but she did tell my child to take a lot more vitamin D. And when I said why you know she explained essentially what the I don't know if it's conventional wisdom. The wisdom that you're trying to debunk is and I came back in her with you know if it were the case that the body needs Vitamin D. How could we have even evolved to this point how could there be this sudden deficiency and she said it had something to do with? We used to be outside a lot more. So maybe that held a little more water but to go back to my original question. How did the idea about vitamin D? Get into our consciousness. A few things one is if you looked at people who live closer to the equator meaning had a greater amount of sunlight during the day than those who live more distant in the equator number. One so we would have sunlight. Offer you sunlight offers you the ability to create vitamin D for from from your skin. Which is what we do. We actually make our own vitamin D. And then the second piece of evidence was the so-called Ecological Studies. Have you looked at people who took vitamin D and comparative to those who didn't Those who took vitamin D seem to be better. They did better. Of course they also were less likely to smoke and they were more likely to exercise and they did other things that also put them in a healthier position and it wasn't really did you did the right kind of studies. The randomized prospective controlled studies. Where the person didn't decide whether to take the vitamin D. The investigator did so people were giving vitamin D or weren't then found. That didn't do all the things that it was claimed to do. And I think the other thing that that was really the surprise. Vitamin D chapter was that groups. Like quest and Labcorp when they list twenty to thirty as a a number in which if that's your level of vitamin D it's listed as a potentially insufficient. That's not true. Anything over twentieth sufficient Endocrine Illogical Association after enterpreneur logical associations weighed in on this and I think we've been fooled by the these sort of false laboratory results generated really by one guy. There was one guy whose name is mentioned in this book. Who's who sort of has created what I consider to be the Great Hoax Vitamin D. I mean ninety. Eight percent of people in this country don't need supplemental vitamin D yet. Roughly one third of people in this country take it. It's probably the most popular of the dietary supplements now. There is one guy who shows up in this book over and over again and not on the right side of medicine. And that's Dr Oz. Here's my question about Dr Oz. It's not as if there's a broad panoply of medical experts and he's an liar he has you know significant followers but in general there are other celebrity doctors who are peddling correct chores. He's by far and away the most famous doctor and maybe the second most famous doctor is not even a medical doctor. Dr Phil What does that tell you about the problem? We're up against readily. Here's a guy who's it's hard to call him and embrace her alternative medicine. When he's trained classically in medicine he's a cardiovascular surgeon he holds people's hearts in there in his hands and fixes them. I mean you know so. He is as as mainstream as you get in the world of medicine but some somewhere in there he got seduced into this sort of more alternative track. It made him very popular. And I think it's sort of hard to To ignore the light I think Oprah launched him and once he was launched he he just did the kinds of things that one does to try and make popular. It'd be popular in other words. Here's the magic pill that makes your hair thicker. Here's the magic pill that makes you have better sex etc etc and I just. It was hard to watch obviously a very smart guy and he obviously was successful in terms of being a cardiovascular surgeon but something happened there were I think his popularity ended up sort of trumping. What I think would have been more reasonable positions that were back by science. How often in your own practice to some of these ideas present themselves? You have patients who insist on taking these supplements or argue with you about what? The real medicine is all the time. I think that the General Nutrition Center is is excellent at selling itself as a product that we have these products. And there's probably eighty five thousand or so in the market that that make you better that restored joint health or prostate health or heart health or boost your immune system reduced energy and. There's no downside. Now that's true of nothing medicine. I mean anything in medicine that any medicine has a positive effect can have a negative effect. That's also true with these supplements. The thing is though if they if they have to be held a standard of safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration. They would all be off the market because they can't really make a specific line for example if if if product says supports prostate health. I mean they what they say is they. Can't say say shrinks your prostate. Or you know because that's a specific Claim so they have this vague or general wink nod claims. I don't know it seems a little bit baked into human nature that we're going to fall for some of these false claims also. It seems baked into science that science evolves and what we thought was good might not be good or in the levels that we thought they were good so I'll allow for mistakes to be made. But how big a risk is this. How if all of this incorrect thinking were eliminated? How much less business would you get? Let's say right. I think the pediatrician and pediatric infectious disease expert. Enter Intersex with my work is in two ways. One is is treating fever. I think that we all make fever. Everything that walks flies crawls or swims on the face of this earth can make fever. Why why are we willing to pay that sort of increase cost of energy and increase metabolic costs to have fever? It certainly makes.
"pills" Discussed on Do By Friday
"We had our trip scheduled for the last week of March for spring break and even in the first week of March. We are still like you never know could be real empty. We could just really Take place over. But that's the before times I mean what's his a came back to Disney. He came back. How'd you Jillian millionaire? Yeah it was pretty funny. There was the press he did a press conference and someone was like. Are you coming back just to like positively affect the stock price and he was like no next fine then he takes the hand of the other the current guy? Who's supposed to be that? He's he keeps slapping in the face with his own hand. Saying why are you hitting yourself? I'm Bob now anyway. Let me finish my depressing thought for me to go so I think all these the businesses that have that are like a normal business started by person so like the neighborhood restaurant cornered coffee shop. The you know all that kind of stuff. I mean hard for me to see a scenario where they make it given the current trajectory. But maybe I'm being too pessimistic but a lot of that stuff is going to go away and then what you're going to have is as the stuff is the real estate becomes available. The the value of labour gets lower and lower. You're going to have people with money. The capitalists who own capital. It's going to be a fucking field day. They're going to buy everything you're going to have massive consolidation Amazon. Just GONNA buy out cities and I mean to think of coffee shops right like like every coffee shop is going to if they cannot reopen and get back up to scale In some reasonable amount of time the all those coffee shops are going to fail. People still need coffee so someone with capital will move in and start. Maybe it's starbucks. Maybe starbucks will buy all these coffee shops. Maybe it'll be some new thing. We haven't thought of yet. I I don't know but like the whole like we all like to me like that's the cool part of being in a city is that I like that. There's all these little things out there It's just like all the joy of of being being. It's all the joy of my of all this shit that I love right. That's what I love being in. The city is like feeder and like weird little restaurants and all that kind of stuff and like. I'm just feeling so pessimistic. That shit's going to survive one. You like you see I mean I. Somebody told me once. I have no way of saying whether or not this is true. But you know we're talking about businesses. That aren't what they seem. And what not just mattress stores. But somebody was saying that. Basically the at least in the nineties was at Walgreens or ECKERD's might have been accurate. They said it's really less a drugstore. Chain a real estate holding company that were part of the strategy for some of these companies like that was to buy. You know the way you have a Boston market at the in in the parking lot of the shopping center they would own that piece of real estate or have crazy long lease on that and the one thing walgreens or one of these stores had going for it was that they owned a time. They were a corporate franchise. Obviously they're corporate owned and that the owned the real estate Under which the store was located now imagine these like Hedge Fund Dick Heads coming in and being able to clean up so just just depending on what you're saying Max being able to come in with just ridiculous amounts of money for who really needs it whether it's buying out a lease or buying real estate. They're just going to be cleaning up. And if I were Amazon I would i. I don't think it's starbucks by those shots. It's probably Amazon. Because then all the shit that they could do the same way that they put all the Amazon leading tubes in the Whole foods like it's just it is really wild to think about how we survived this in a way. That doesn't just make Omni Mega Corp everywhere. Do you know a really good exam. A really good like Example of how this is GonNa feel is like over the last decade as like all this media failed right like think of local news failed and local newspapers failed and and then major newspapers and national news sources failed and basically it was all bought up by private equity firms and they turned everything into a website that pose. Ruin the ringer like those kinds. Yeah but it's like everything just turns into like a they post like disgusting recipes that people that their farming clicks by just trying to make people mad at and they post like celebrity gossip. Things you're supposed to get angry at it's all becomes like this man Hanson's indistinguishable paste and then you have only like two media companies right like you have like you can get the fucking news from and it's the fucking whatever the The Washington Post and the New York Times and you pick your your mediocre news source like it all socks at Oh and not to mention I mean obviously like what happened to local news is even more disgusting with. What's that company? The bottle the local news stations and make I didn't know about close gross grasso like every local. Every local news station got got bought out by this very conservative media company. It's like if my pillow was a media company yes and name and they basically make local so local news is still the local. Tv news is still widely consumed by a ton of Americans and also one of the most trusted news sources and they make them say. These conservative definitely have a high level of engagement. It's free on broadcast TV. So you can watch it in your in your nursing home or your apartment or while. You're waiting for your hot dog. And it's how a ton of people get their news every day but it also has like a higher relation to your life than CNN. Right like because it's like here's the crime that happened in your neighborhood in your city. Here's the weather for you. You know. It's IT'S TRUSTWORTHY. It's like it's right there and you know it's global it's close and They make them repeat the same talking points and carry these very like fucking Trumpian commentators and you can actually see if you go online and look at like in local news. Compilations like you can see these. There's some super cuts of these. They're really gross. Yup they're very it's very fucking like invasion of the body snatchers because you have like sixty different media markets all saying the same thing over and over and over the same talking points. I'm sure that they're driving. This like reopened the country. Bullshit right now and then. I'll watch local news but anyway that feeling of like the fucking body snatchers came and and ruined the news. Now you can only get this disgusting slop and even the SLOP. That's your brand is not good anymore. That's what's going to happen to everything that's going to be food. It's GONNA be entertainment. I I'm trying to what do we do? We go. What about France? France seems like it might be calm. Enjoy France do you think we'd have to speak French? Yes there are there. Are there people? I'm told I heard they like it. If you try. Yes I'm Sh- I don't know that I have it in me to relearn how to do all of my magic tricks. Challenge the challenge. This week comes from. I WANNA say Max Max Challenge but it was in consultation with friends the show. Matt we talked about it today. We were talking about the Sopranos and Matt Said. You should make this a challenge and you know what it would be a good challenge. Yeah so we did. I did it. I did it I did it. Oh Alex you wait. You're the one who hasn't seen the sopranos right correct and I watched the entire season. Whoa WHOA WHOA. No I'm doing wrong. Oh Oh it's the best one of the dead. Hey Dad pass me the fucking mashed potatoes. What I said them. I said your mother was over here. I missed Bali walnuts so we did it. It sounds like we all did I watched with my kid made her watch. It was she engage yes. She super loved it. How old is how old she is twelve. But we got into. I want to say the second episode wish probably dip. We don't want to do too many of these tried to pivot hard to if you like this. Let's Watch the Godfather. That was kind of a hard sell. But now I watched it and I still think it's I have so much to say about this show. I I remember. I believe this when the Sopranos was on I was probably about twelve and I remember like my dad would watch it and I would see it sometimes and I remember is pretty frightening to me. I mean it was very. It's it's not it's not. The violence is scary. It's menacing the show's menacing. The show is so. It's so nihilistic and yeah it's a very yeah right it's A. It's a thing about that scene in Goodfellas again with Christopher Maloney in a much earlier time but where shooting shooting that spider. Because he's not a step and fetch it and shooting at him like it's that kind of thing. We were like this August real bad at anytime. There's so many things on this show that are you know. I hope we'll we'll really it's also it's just. It just has a mood right. The whole show is key. It's not even the content the gangster stuff. It's the set of the setup of the first episode. I'd forgotten how well this is done. I think I might have even said this last week. We're Tony becomes like the giving tree were like however you feel about Tony Soprano the one thing you can say in. That episode is that he feels besieged on all sides by change by disloyalty and by all the different ducks of his life flying away. That's why that moment is so powerful because it's not a it is about what else is family. Family is family and your family. Your Cosa Nostra is family. It's all about family capital F. and lower case off the the the opening scene is he's he's in Dr Malthus Office for his appointment comes in. He sits down. And it's very slow and it's punctuated by these long silences and she is reading. His exhaling should be second on the call. Sheet my God. Yeah and it's like it's like there's the the The Alex what's that? Call the shot back and forth with the two faces. Look over the shoulder. What does that one? Eighty one zero Sorry I can't remember that shot but it's him look at the art and it's very slow and she's like tell me about the time you the first attack and then at that like techno music starts and he's walking down the driveway and he's like you know I feel like I came in at the end of this thing and it's like they're telling you what the whole show is going to be about like it was so that's the whole the whole show is the this is in so many of the great mob. Things we've seen over time is about that change where you about in the Godfather Godfather to where they're talking about you know well you know. Actually it was in Godfather one. They're talking about why we don't do these certain kinds of organized crime and continues then into Godfather to where they're saying you know all we'll do drugs bowl keep with the colored people and that kind of stuff. There wasn't an ethic and you don't read out your friends and all of those things and at the same time he's kids are flying away like little ducks in the same way you know. Junior is kind of duck flying away. All of his guys like Christopher trying to like make a little money on the side with the COQ. There's all these things he's got to deal with now. Yeah and then yeah. And then. And then the end of that little sequence where he has his little opening monologue. And that's like the whole thesis statement for the show base for the whole whatever seven seasons the show and then he's he picks up the newspaper and starts walking back up to the house then. It's this very abrupt like off beat in the music like cuts back to the office with documentary and they can they continue the conversation and there's just still probably never it's just so bracing and it's so cool and it's just it's fucking great and smart trust it. Trust the viewer and I have a lot about this about how this really this really should be regarded as kind of the beginning of the platinum age. Tv on the. I shouldn't say that obviously but it's so it's so it's so smart and so complex for all the good shows and all the crazy filmmaking and all the stuff that's been done like that I five minutes. Sopranos hits so hard it's per perfect..
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"But you know the the the price I have to imagine part of the reason there is. They're thinking well even if we were to reopen next month. How could we ever get enough? Basically they can only stay open if they feel every seat for every show. And there's what's the scenario where you can do that everything you're describing though it's true of almost every business which is let's start from you know. The sub zero is that there are a lot of people businesses in this country. That were already right on the edge and maybe a little passage. Let's say you went into this a month ago and you were a month month behind on your rent will now that is whereas that was a problem that would pass a little bit or not trump that that's a problem when you get my understanding and I I've been in restaurants and my family's in the restaurant business it's like your calculation includes that weird gamble of like in the next six months. I need to pack this place with three turnovers every night. And that is the way that this is sustainable in the end. So you're hustling. You're buying ads. You're doing everything you can to pack everybody to every table in that place. I feel like that's baked into the business calculation if I could fit eight more people in the cafe if I had everyone stand sideways. I would do that already. Passed the days in this country where you could like support your family by owning a restaurant like kebabs burgers. I don't quite understand how the math on that could work. Because again we were only open for whatever couple months but with the cafe before we we had to close for the the turnovers thing but like this. You know like it's I mean it's a it's not a failing business but if we didn't also make a card game that was profitable like there's just there's just no way like we couldn't have had the capital to start it like it's just like it's not that good. It makes a razor thin margin like razor thin. Like certainly like let. Let's just leave aside cards and just say like I was the owner of this place? Like I'd be making less than anyone in that I'd be making less than the dishwashers like less than anyone. You'd be clearing less clearing less right. I mean you know in the sense that like so. The dishwasher shows up in washes the dishes and as long as the places solvent. They get the same amount of money for the same amount of hours regardless of how well the places doing you don't cut salaries by how of let's say it's a Monday night. Like in Florida. A lot of places closed on Mondays even in San Francisco. Mondays in Florida. You many many restaurants are closed at least in the retirement communities that I came up in And when you when it isn't like you say well we're closed Monday. So you know or like you know because we're close Monday. Our profits are down eighteen percent and their form a wages eighteen percent this week or whatever or like. We didn't have enough turnovers tonight so everybody taking a third off. Oh no I- searchers. Yeah payrolls fixed costs like you pay you. Take care of your people. Yeah and isn't that I mean you say rent but I I've always heard that the salaries ended up being a huge part of your not. Yup Yup most. Yeah I mean salaries huge paying. Your food costs like we still have construction. Do you know you got to like. Oh my God. It's like well it's like anyone who's ever owned any officer home or anything. It's just like everything's breaking all the time and you're constantly paying to fix this and deal with that and yeah it's a. It's a hospitality in general. You know the this is like you know everything I like in life is kind of hospitality right like performance comedy. Magic theatre food games like it's all sort of in the browns of service and hospitality with with a few with a few notable outliers. Nobody's getting filthy rich on this. There's this paradox. Though to the we need to hate the phrase reopen the economy. That just doesn't make sense. You just can't Adam verb to an hour and act like that makes sense okay. So let's say we reopened the economy and Georgia's finally the the president likes to pent up demand. Right it's just GonNa just gonNA pass through date. Just go away right. So what do you do you're going to go to your nail salon okay. So here's the paradox. The paradox is that we are saying to people You need to go out and get back to work. Because America was never made to be closed down. Get back to work and be cutting hair doing nail salon things serving food and doing all this book but there are certain strictures. And let's first. You must solve my riddle. Which is this. There has to be social distancing. Okay talk to me about how we do social distancing when you're cutting somebody's toenails okay. Fine whatever we'll deal with that okay. So are you doing social distancing of like your operators are more than six feet apart from other people? Suddenly you're getting into okay. So if this reopens and there is pent up demand and people go. The paradox or riddle is that either is necessarily going to be unsafe to have people in that area and we will almost definitely see a huge return to growth in the spread or yours in a situation where it is safe plus. Nobody wants to go. 'cause they're scared of getting a virus that did you follow. Well that's the thing. Come come into this like black pills comply with my black pills space right now. The wind me last night I was just just popping popping those pills and could this be your pop and Black. Could it okay? All right moving on could this ended up being like a reverse idiosyncrasy situation and I know what I'm saying. The people sticking their heads out of cars shopping at nurses I say that their IQ level a little bit lower. I know that I keep those. Those funny flags the pictures of Jews on. Yeah and so. Let's say all of those people economy reopens. They all go out. Spend the spend money all get sick and die because honestly. I'M NOT GONNA go get a haircut right away. I'm just GONNA in here shaving my head and what if all the smart people and and all the folks? Oh God the the problem with that is also service workers who are hospital workers who have have no choice their bosses are like. Yep Gotta come serve service the Karen and I don't want those people to be hurt in any way each one of them is GonNa then go pass it on to two or three other people. Yeah and so I I. Is it going to be a reverse idiosyncrasy like I don't like thinking about then. You say they say they say oh. You know the thing is all the McConnell's or whomever of the world or like everybody's come along so we're going to go pay all these people that just sit at home and not work. They're gonNa make more money staying at home going to work. Yes that is what we are going to do. Because if they go to work we want to keep them on payroll because for a variety of reasons that we don't time to get into. It's much more costly as you know to. Rehire to hire or Rehire than keep people on and even if you kept them on it like seventy five eighty percent. But that's the idea. The whole idea is yes. They do stay home. They do stay home. Let's keep the economy closed. Because they're staying. Home is what prevents them from getting sick. Are you getting this? I truly don't think anybody is being paid to protest. In fact the reason they're protesting is because their bosses aren't paying them. I would come on lefties in charge. Do you have money be paid to protest or whatever the fuck no. These people are not being paid. That's why they're out there and it's not okay all right. Thank you for playing in the space. What I find useful. I as a form of meditation and Buddhism it's called Meta which is a kind of loving kindness or it's a it's a gratitude and I. I find that it's hard to be unhappy when you're helping people and it's hard to be unhappy when you're expressing gratitude. So I wanted to talk about the first responders Max. Have you had a chance to see the image that I sent? Let's start the show so what I'm looking at here. Who's to describe this? It looks sort of like a painting by the Great George. Tooker from the fifty did you is it in a different. How do you put it in? Put IT in the Dream Team Maryland. Let me ask you this. You send a text. Do you decide which was Channel Channel. The put it in there are so many channels. Why would you have so many? That's a really good question. I should probably pair this down. Getting names and icons. I just always try to think like who's GonNa love me more if I put this here. You know senators. I need that any gender like me a little bit. We'll pretend very close enough for me. Please God this is just a nightmare. This is really this. I saw this. I woke up this morning. Doo Doo Doo. Doo Doo Doo Doo. Get out of bed curated and then I said I've never seen anything quite so much Max's Shit as so it's what are we looking at here? We're looking at hallway and what appears to be a hospital and with some really strong. Maybe a mental hospital. They would show savior for the show. Oh my God this image should be past four. And why this episode? What we're looking at here buddy. It's the show. It's the motherfucking show. Yeah.
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"Due by Friday. Weekly Challenge podcast with Merlin. Man Alex cars and men stemple. This week's Challenge. Watch the first episode of the Sopranos Among Skype. Skype on skype to a trying something new. I'm making a big change right now. Okay Hey I'm just moving over to the couch. I'm sitting. You know I've done the last month. He's sitting at my computer kind of the picture of someone laying on an analyst. Yeah basically. I don't know why I'm laughing and I spent the last month doing these like in front of the computer and then I'm staring at the computer. Yeah that's no good and you guys are on the video. I like. We're not doing the video. That was a horrible idea. Really cursed we can read. You know what we're trying things you know what I mean. We're like we're like a couple who's been get a little bit too long. You know what I'm saying. He bringing some toys and to some but stuff. You know what I'm saying. Happy Birthday your birthday. Oh That's where the poopie comes out. You know what? Let's go to the next topic or list here. Hey Hey oof or you know. I've I've decided I'm trying new as well and I'm just GONNA stop pretending that I'm okay when I'm not okay. I'm just like no no not good not good bad bad during a talk about that. What's happening nothing nothing? But world's the world just the world's just bad and it's it's what's what's a what's painting you right now. Oh I mean my uterus. I'm not being. I'm not being facetious. I'm I'm just asking the question. Honestly the big thing is it really sucks that I don't get to see my niece. Who was born nine days ago and it was so cute. God I love her. I would already kill for her. And the she's in Indianapolis which is a terrible place. And that's this is the first time I've ever wanted to go to Indianapolis and the phony. Yeah and and more than anything. It's my mom's first grandkid and she can't see her and it it's it's it sucks and I know that there are so so many problems in the world but it shouldn't diminish anybody else's sadnesses. They hope we eventually. I want to say I hear everything that you're saying. I want to acknowledge what you're saying and I really hope that people like me and you and probably get to a point where we eventually stop feeling like we have to re contextualised the terribleness by always always like no the privilege. The privilege conversation is valuable but also at a certain point. Can't we just be a little sad and have that be okay? I honestly Mattias turning thirty in a couple months and he was really looking forward to bringing his parents to the game cafe. Because we've talked about before my my mother and father in law are like yeah. Let's go to applebees and you know that's fine for a man. You'll get some gift cards if let me TAP TAP TAP. I think I have some rain. We probably won't be out of business by the time you can go back home. It's all good news this week. I'm with you. I'm with you though Alex. I applaud this. I think you're doing a healthy thing. It's just that and I'm not trying to sleep police or anything like that but like I know I feel for myself. I feel very reluctant to talk about almost anything whether that is the fact that I'm as as just said on twitter minute ago. I'm really enjoying my two PM NAP everyday like am. I allowed to enjoy a nap. Because isn't that privilege that I get to be at home. Yes it is. It is but like also guy. Can't we just be cool? I'm sorry Alex that sucks. It's I was watching Bon apetit kitchen last night. And there's this show. I just discovered on there. Probably the last person in the world It's call one of everything in this dude and somebody else from buying apetit go to a restaurant in New York in order one of everything and take one bite and I watched this twenty five minute video of them having every item on the breakfast menu at this place in New York and I was dying of all the things to sweat right now. I'm like Holy Shit. I really WANNA stick some crusty bread into a wobbly egg right now so much And I also keep trying to remember that the people who are sick and dying are also like man. I would really like to go to a McDonald's right now and that's okay too. It's like I heard a nurse on twitter. Her read whatever being a some of these people just want to see their friends and play video games. You should be happy to be alive and I'm like fuck. You just come on a lot on. Well how does one say a? If one were acquainted with someone who's on calls with people who are doctors in different locations you know that there is occasionally somebody who comes on these giant zoom calls comes out of nowhere and says you know. Oh Yeah Hope. You're enjoying your three twins ice cream we don't have any swabs. There's such a thing though if people go on if you go on social media and you're like I don't know what it is if you're if you're like Yeah just like if you're like I'm feeling sad or a like oh man like it really sucks that. My Birthday Party was made all these plans. My Birthday Party was impacted by this. Or you know for me. There's like business things or creative projects that I've been working on for in some cases years that were that were disrupted cancelled. Whatever by this and that sucks like you don't WanNa work for years on something and have all these people counting on it and then you just sit there and watch it die on the vine and you can't do it right. It's it's bad it makes me feel bad. It's it's it's all around bad but you're totally right that if I were to post it on twitter of like man. It sucks that we worked for really too long on this business. People would be like there's people who can't even afford food and you're thinking about a game that you worked and it's like well I it's on diminishing they're like the fact that like their misery did is look at you. Look look to me the right. The right thing should be everyone should have the opportunity to make a game if they want like every like like. It's not the idea is not the best off people or the people that have that are are fortunate to like. Do something cool or have some success. You don't want them to be like as a misery hateful who can't feed themselves the ideas that the everyone should be so lucky to get to do what Alex is like. Make Fun stuff that makes people happy. If that's what you want like I just I don't like the politics of that are so weird to me like we have the for like nobody shaft to be hungry during a pandemic or any other time. Also don't make jokes. Don't make jokes anymore okay. Jokes have left the room. We have the resources for that. And in fact these fucking whatever these fucking people who are going out and they're and they're going reopen the reopen protests in there fucking Zombie movie people banging on windows and stuff. It's like well did. These are the same. This is the same people you just. And they're all their messages. I need to work to feed my family like I don't go back to work. I won't be able to feed my family. It's like well. Maybe you shouldn't have spent the last twenty years dismantling the social safety net. That would of made it so that you didn't have to worry about that. Do you think these people are real do there? Are they real extant out there banging on windows and Robbins but it's total it's total dripping thing? Yeah and that's what I mean. I know there's some comparisons to the tea party and stuff but a lot of it I'm like are the within the media the media the media plays right into it by like showing. These tight shots did you. Did you see the one that I posted the other day? That was the photo from a pie now popping in to this site now. We're we're like it was in Pennsylvania where they're doing these things and then like the the folks report on this and I'm not trying to throw shade it reporters but the it's such a Peter Baker kind of story to like zoom weigh in on these fucking pork chop men in their red hats and like Oh this is a movement and it's like Now let's let's go with a slightly less tight shot and see that it's it's not as many people as it looks like so someone photographed it from the top of their apartment building or something like it was the people protesting in front of some state capital and it was like twenty angry people in a tiny little circle like it was it was nothing was in insignificant like I've been to like protests for crazy. Lefty causes that had ten times that many people. I don't know I it is it is. It's total astroturf and the other thing that's crazy is like you know the right. Has This big talking point where they go. All the protesters are paid by. George Soros Thrall crisis actors. They're all being paid. But that's a thing you know. It's like a lot of things like the reason that they make that accusation is. That's the thing that they actually do like to yet. I actually don't I don't think the Left I. I'm not aware of anyone who's ever been paid to protest on the left but I mean it's widely reported that that tons approach like first of all trump's campaign announcement remember he comes down the escalator. And there's all those people applauding and trump tower paid actors. There's receipts literal pay stubs for like number. Remember Hillary see the Clinton cage that whole thing. Where like they basically hired the circus of Of misfit toys to like do this big demonstration as it turned out they were literally paid to like be. Hillary Clinton in a cage or whatever and it's like one more thing with this economy part though that I feel like is is not being well interrogated right now. Which is that you know if you're the governor if you're somebody like a guide who is a camp the guy in Georgia who's like and by the way I read the same magazines you do. There's problems but even though that's CDC is. I'm sure it will be The but the guys look ahead. We go you gotta get the Tattoo Parlors in the nail salons going again. And it's like well okay. Here's the problem like you know this with your cafe. If you chose to have a socially distance legitimately social distance safe cafe it would be so hard to sustain you. How many people could you seat in that environment? And have it be one hundred percent safe? Lemme I mean now I feel I feel look probably qualified to to opine on his second. It's not it's not. Just it's not just your cafe just anywhere that's like a hole in the wall in urban area is not going to be able to seat three people at a time. It's GonNa be like a fucking Thomas Keller's apartment. Yeah let let me talk about this for a second. So the business model of everything in restaurants and most of hospitality is basically. You're sort of racing the rent right so the rent you know the rent at the end of the month and at and starting day one of the month your math is how do. I pack the most bodies in this place that at the end of the thing I can. I can beat the rent because anything you beat the rent. That's basically that's your your profit margin right. That's how you make the juice. That's how the dads how the juice gets made useless full of Jews must follow. The same is true of comedy clubs like think of like just announced that they're closing there till ask theater in New York and that's that's sad for all of their problems like you know I saw some pretty fucking great shows at UCD. But you know the the the price I have to imagine part of the reason there is. They're thinking well even if we were to reopen next month. How could we ever get enough? Basically they can only.
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"The limits on the FDA fifty eight to both regulate a supplement prior to coming to market and to check products toxic would have terrible consequences once again in two thousand thirteen on the island of a Wa who and Hawaii Haven. We're back from supplementing DOT COM. I'm Chris and I'm bill today. Reviewing a supplement that's very popular thermal Jank fat-burner called oxy elite pro. The state date is investigating numerous cases of liver failure in young and healthy adults with oxy elite. Pro Doctors say the company was forced to change the formula Woah because it caused heart problems. The new formula came out in May and is now causing liver problems since May at least ten cases have been reported in Hawaii three more cases liver damage linked to the weight. Loss supplement oxy light pro state health department says that brings the total number. Two thirty you too today. The Department confirmed for me. A Pro city man will likely be number thirty. Three doctor say nearly two dozen oxy elite customers have been hospitalized awesome analyzed while two others have received liver transplants and one person had died tests. Show tiny Gucci's liver was failing. He was a loyal fan of the Diet. Supplement lament oxy elite pro buying the bottles both online and from GNC stores. You only see numbers. You don't actually see people. This is really after this is for real. This is painted people away Vanessa. Stewart Caja went to news. Thank you Vanessa. And that is my high school classmate. get-well-soon the state health officials in Hawaii were caught totally flatfooted. I mean they didn't know what oxy leap pro. Oh was they tried to contact the FDA but the FDA didn't know what was going on with oxy league pro at the time so here they are with a lack of blood for transfusions a lack of livers which are healthy livers are hard to come by and people who are dying and again that was largely because the lack of information right not only what was oxy elite pro. What was in it? What were the ingredients that were causing harm to people and they were left scrambling scrambling trying to figure out what to do? The danger isn't just in not knowing what's in a supplement there's another thing the FDA doesn't get to do make make sure companies list side effects and drug interactions on the label. There's a great example of that in one of the most popular dietary supplement products which seems innocuous from its name Saint John's wart which is an herbal product. Many people take it for depression and what is very well known by supplement makers and the medical profession is that saint. John's wart is active. It does have an active ingredient and that active ingredient means that it interferes with upwards of fifty percent five five zero of prescription drugs on the market. I thought I knew of the warnings about Saint John's wart because I take regular anti-depressants and my doctors are like please don't take this S. and Saint John's wart but they've never told me that it's contraindicated for other prescriptions like birth control their stories of like quote Unquote Miracle Babies. where the the mother like? How did I possibly get pregnant? I was taking birth control religiously. And it's like oh well because you also were taking saint. John's wart or why did my body reject my kidney transplant. When I was taking my anti rejection drugs? 'cause you're on Saint. John's Word Saint John's wart is an obvious one. But there are so many so many products on the market. And you you can't you can't even know necessarily what's in the products. Because in many cases they have so-called proprietary blends that basically like code terminology for secret. Because they don't tell you with this proletarian ingredients are so as a doctor possibly supposed to know that like the example. I use in my book which I thought was very funny. But also distressing was this product called natural curves which had a prominent photo of a woman's cleavage on it and then lots of uses of the word natural natural natural natural and then like its purpose was quite clear sure and when I looked at the online reviews for this product people were saying did stuff like they were talked about breaking out in pimples like they did when they're in high school and they're talking about what it actually did due to their breasts and then when they stop taking it like they went back to deflated balloons. Forget the terminology nonetheless gave it like a four and a half star rating. But I was like this is is where it gets scary because the best case scenario is that natural curves does not do anything to your body but if it is giving you acne is doing to your hormones and who knows what else's doing and nobody really knows what's in it because they don't have to they can hide behind a proprietary ingredient list and the average consumer is apparently. Just they're just assuming that because it's in a bottle it's a store. Somebody is a watchdog and in the case a dietary supplement products. There are not many watchdogs. Consumers might WANNA ask themselves if a substance is so powerful in so miraculous than why is it being sold as a dietary supplement. Why aren't companies pursuing that as an actual medical product? They could get paid a lot more for and the irony being is taken by people often who have distrust in the pharmaceutical industry. Because they think that they're sketchy things going on there who think that dietary supplements are quote unquote natural again because they're borrowing from vitamins halo and don't recognize its multi billion dollar companies. Who Don't have the same standards or rigor bigger or requirements as the pharmaceutical companies flawed? Though the pharmaceutical companies may be you know at least they had too much stricter will they have a drug approval. Process takes up to twelve years on average cost billions with a b of dollars so even though there can be corruption and even though there can be mistakes there is a whole system. There that is greatly improved. The the safety and efficacy of America's drug supply. Here's the disconnect who among US would want complete deregulation of prescription drugs. Say What about over the counter. Medication called Syrup. Ibuprofen that kind of stuff. We all find it important super important to be able to trust that these products are what they say they are and that the labels have warnings as we can heat and that they're basically safe. None of those precautions have been taken the pills in the next aisle over all of that is left up to us and the stretched pretty the FDA to figure out after we taken them the FDA does not have enough inspectors to go and inspect manufacturing plants especially abroad. This is a huge huge huge issue. We tend to think of a vitamin or supplement manufacturers. A one stop shop where they're making the wrong gradients and the pills. That's not the case. Ace there the people who package ingredients into the pills and they get their raw ingredients from all over the world in the case of vitamins. There's no vitamin basically bovine manufacturing plants in the United States itself. There's few in Europe but not many most of them are coming from China and India places like that and in the case of the dietary supplement ingredients like in botanical. There could be a very long supply chain there. Think about all the exotic names of ingredients. We see daily supplements here in the US Taken my moon juice. For example there does contain go g berry and Oshawa Gonda Ginseng and a lot of ingredients that are grown on the other side of the world. If there's no one minding the store at any point in the supply chain that's dangerous. Take the lead turmeric story out of Bangladesh this year. If you mix lead with chromium you get lead lead chrome eight and it's a dark yellow pigment that was being used to cut turmeric powder for years. Some of that powder was being exported an ingested all over the world and that was a blatant fraud but speaks to how little we can know about what we're taking and then you could have just honest mistakes in the case of an herbal products from a plant. You you have to know which plants together you have to know like what season together them because plants are living things. They've got different levels of different substances. You have to know which part of the plant they should be grinding upper extracting or whatever so there's huge problems with these products. Not Having what they say they do. And there's actually a website. I recommend for consumers called consumer lab dot com started by an analytical chemist is a subscription site. But if you're someone who actually is going to keep taking dietary supplements after this you probably want to consider it where they actually do pull products off off the shelves and Randomly Test Them Not for safety or efficacy but to make sure that they actually contained what they say they contain that they dissolve in your body and the way that would make them actually not just contribute to you. Know there's the phrase expensive urine and some other quality checks and it's amazing to read their reports and see how how often their issues with overages or underage is or or substances. That shouldn't be in there. And this is such a problem. There's been letters from the FDA like open letters to the supplement industry calling out the industry and saying there's there's things being found in products like stimulants antidepressants. anticoagulant steroids. All sorts of scary stuff. That's being found in dietary supplement. Calment products you think you're buying an herbal thing can herbal sexual enhancement product from China's medicine. If it really works like Viagra there's a high chance that that actually has Viagra in it. And and I spoke to one analytical chemist great story about that he said he'd been hired to analyze some herbal product and so he'd broken open a couple of the couple of the capsules souls to mix it up so that he could analyze what was inside and when he opened up one of the capsules a piece of Viagra fell out like an actual piece of a blue pill and he was like well. That one was pretty easy. And there's also like seventy if not more analogs Viagra chemicals out do the same thing as Viagra but they won't show up in exactly the same way if the substances are tested so consumers really need to beware aware. especially as you get into bodybuilding sexual enhancement and weight loss products again to contrast that to the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry the onus on them to prove that their products are safe and effective before they come to market and they actually have to do post market record keeping and analysis to make sure sure that there's not an UN foreseeing problem with drug which we've seen happen with a number of drugs when they get recalled or they have problems after they're approved by the FDA FDA because once you have millions of people taking them you start have side effects. That might not have shown up in the smaller clinical trials but that's on the the company to keep track of and then you basically prove itself to the FDA to comply with the FDA versus the FDA with its limited staff being told that it has to somehow ferret out problems from this. This giant industry and the industry itself doesn't have to really do that much work so I just think it's very dangerous to assume that anyone's looking out for your your health safety when it comes to these products one of the interesting things that came out of the nineteen ninety-four law this shea is that we ended up with what are called structure function claims which are the little claims basically you see on supplement bottles that say.
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"That because of the health claims on the bottles of tripped fan more people were encouraged to take the supplement and then subsequently more people people were harmed right and the bill. They came up with in nineteen ninety to regulate the health. Claims on dietary supplements was called the nutritional attritional labeling and education act and that's what led to the nutritional panels on the back of a remember. This yeah it reminds me of when uh-huh fast food places had to start posting calories like there was definitely a lot of people being like this is really great information and then a few people being like. Why do we need to know? I know this so when they started debating the NFL EA the nutritional labelling and Education Act. There were people that we're involved with the industry. Really start to push back. It was very similar to what happened in nineteen seventy three with the proxy fireman. One of those people and that someone whose name will keep coming up in this Orrin Hatch senator from Atlanta. So like Utah's known as the Silicon Valley of the settlement in the street. You know what's funny is there also known as the capital of multilevel marketing. MLM'S MLM's stands for losing money on some meme somewhere but okay so big deal. I mean honestly in the early nineties supplements where Utah's third largest industry three billion dollar industry and now it's crazier because now it's the state's largest industry. The the other thing to know is that there's a new head of the FDA this point his. Name's David Kessler. So he wanted did Any claim that the industry made to be backed by significant. Scientific Agreement is what he said yes. That's a big one right. I mean that's like they don't do that you know. There's there's certainly isn't significant agreement. Among scientists that these products do do anything then. Everything's kind of exploded because the industry was really freaked out the new head of the FDA was not on their side they fought back of course so here. You can really see this pattern start emerging the FDA reacts to something that's going on the public whether it's recommendations for mega doses of vitamin C.. See or whether it's a reaction or disease that's triggered by a supplement that they have yet to study they propose regulations relations. It may end up in front of Congress and the industry fights back because they're unwilling to take part in any regulatory process. The person who kind of took charge that was leading. The industry side was a guy named Gerald Kessler. Now another castle here. Another there Kessler. No no question from a mom. Yeah I know so David Kessler FDA. Yeah he's fighting the FDA there's here's A. D. D. A.. Okay then G Gerald Kessler Industry. Guy Where did he come from what. What is his job? He he was the founder and the owner of nature's plus they're very much a CVs vitamin supplement. You know funds really from at the time they were one of the the top ten supplement manufacturers states he saw the in La the As being potentially disastrous for the industry right Because they would have to prove that the products did what they were claiming they did and that was the that's talking about here. The FDA wanted the manufacturers of supplements to prove that the claims they were making their supplements were true and manufacturers. Were like no do that. That's that's GonNa Destroy our industry. There was another proposed bill with this. It would have allowed for district courts to order recalls on any products if there was a violation on the product that included fraud or significant risk to people or animals. That isn't a thing. No not a thing. So what did they. What did the industry do? What'd noted that guy do? He brought several dozen of the industry's biggest leaders to his his lodge for. I knew a a war council literally a lodge. It was at this little war council that was held over a weekend in in February me. Nineteen ninety-two the group. That was there formed. The nutritional health alliance would be a gigantic powerful new lobbying group for the supplement industry and their goal was within six months they wanted to generate a million public letters to Congress the other thing that they decide. They're gonNA use a very similar tactic to what was used by the industry during the proximity amendment. Which is to frame this as personal freedom right? They're taking away your rights the government. They're coming into your house. They're opening your cupboards. They're sweeping their arms through all of your vitamin I'm in supplement bottles and during my interview with Catherine she lays this out really well. These dietary supplement industry groups did very smart things like they they used all the dietary supplement stores in the country which obviously had a vested interest in being able to sell more products as basically little outposts where consumers numbers could come in and sign petitions to Congress fighting back against the supposed things the FDA was doing they would give discounts. If you wrote to Congress members they would shroud. Did you know certain areas of the store in black two supposedly show you what was going to happen if if the FDA got its way my favorite example was this nineteen ninety-three ad that was soot on by a supplement. Lobbying group that starts with his like black screen and the SWAT team jumping out of the back of a van with scaring music. Run up the stairs of this mansion and they confront this man in his bathrobe. You know guns are drawn and the man turns around and it turns out that it's Mel Gibson and he's got a bottle of vitamins in his hand and he he says something essentially is vitamin C.. You know like an oranges. The only vitamin C.. You know like an orange and then the screen cuts to Black Act if you don't WanNa lose your vitamins make the FDA stop call the US Senate tell them him that you want to take your vitamins in peace if enough of us do that. It'll work and as a result there were millions of letters millions that got sent to Congress. I mean overwhelming home number of letters that got sent to Congress. I feel so sad for the FDA at the time like can you imagine working there and being like Oh my God we'll also because it feels like the more are you if you're the FDA at that time the more you start saying no we're going to be firm. We're going to really take this on because we need to. We need to regulate this industry. The more you sound like what they're saying you are right like you know this uncontrollable government agency. That's trying to take away our basic rights and then just like with Brock Meyer Amendment Gerald Kessler and his cohorts And also Orrin Hatch in the Senate proposed AH new bill and it was called the dietary supplement health and education act or for short one of the main things. The dietary supplement health education actor was trying to do is really broaden. The definition of what was a vitamin and supplement because under the proximal amendment they were talking about mostly vitamins at that time. The supplement industry wasn't as big so they wanted it in writing that most of the same things they were asking asking for. In the proxy Meyer Movement would now apply to a whole new set of product products. And that's one of the things that's so scary about it because we're not not just talking about putting synthetic vitamins into a pillar now talking about all sorts of things and the result was that the dish a the dietary supplement health and education act passed unanimously unanimously and got signed into law by Bill Clinton in Nineteen ninety-four and the supplement. Is She one so the FDA has not been able to seize back much power since the passage of that law which is really one of the first times we've had that happen in American history where the the regulations around category like foods or drugs or supplements got looser rather than tighter later. And I would. I seriously doubt that's going to happen anytime soon. There were attempts by John McCain and some other people in Congress but they all died and there's a huge huge amount of pressure from the supplement industry. Very they're very good at lobbying soon. Broadened the definition of vitamins and minerals announced it was written into law that would include herbs botanical Amino Acids Enzymes metabolites Oregon tissues. What am gland jewelers gross? Okay what else and then also now supplements could take the form of not just pills liquids powders gel caps teas in bars and Gu's and you know what that kind of opened the door for monster energy drink that can now be claimed as a supplement. A food yeah. The other other thing it did was it grandfathered in all of the dietary supplements that had been on the market as of October Fifth Nineteen ninety-four so anything that had been unmanufactured prior to that was now grandfathered in and required absolutely they knew after tell the FDA who they were what they were what it was not Spanish fly at the party store demand. A okay another thing that the bill said that companies are only required to send the FDA information that indicates why they. I believe the new ingredients will be safe. And they only need to do at seventy five days prior to the product to market. Now it's actually loosened now now you don't have to send anything you just have to have it on hand that you know you make your own filing cabinet. You need to have a piece of paper deeper. That says this is where a product works. This is why we believe our products works. This is from the F.. Study just like you saying I think this works. I guess it would have to be convincing to the FDA if you had gone to court or something like that but no one does so it doesn't matter this is from the FDA you are responsible for determining meaning what information provides the basis for your conclusion. That's terrifying now on is looking out for you. I mean I think the main takeaway from say is that really really anything can go into these bottles right and all you need to prove that they're safe is a piece of paper that the FDA might check one day this inability for the FDA to require premarket testing. And then I think because most health officials don't even know what dietary supplements are on the market all of that made us really vulnerable And in nineteen eighty nine. It had some devastating consequences..
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"Should there be a limit beyond which the product is is going to have to be considered an over the counter drug instead of supplement so like if it's vitamin C at a level that could be consumed in food. It's one thing and vitamin C at a level way. Beyond that. Maybe it's not really lia food like substance anymore and maybe now it's a over the counter drug and that freaked out the nascent supplement industry and they manage to get a number of really influential wind chill pieces of legislation passed which basically forbid the FDA from ever setting standards or limits on what vitamin products could contain the last episode. We heard from Catherine Price. A science journalist who wrote a book called Vitamin Lia. Catherine's the woman who convince Dan Former lover of vitamins and supplements to throw out all of his pills tinctures and powders and rethink the amount of money and energy. He was putting into his daily supplement. Routine this was for two reasons this one because he couldn't trust all the ingredients on the label were actually in the supplement. He was taking and to even if the ingredients were with the manufacturers claim they were there was almost no chance that studies had been done on each of these products that could explain the efficacy or potential side effects of what he was putting his body. That lack of information was a result of a series of legislative win for the supplement industry that left the FDA the government agency. That's supposed to regulate these products with very little power to do so and it started did with a piece of legislation called the Rock Meyer amendment. That was passed in nineteen seventy six. What was the proximity amendment? So the proximity amendment was the the industry's response to a set of proposed regulations from the FDA That basically said okay everything that the FDA has now proposing to regulate. We want them to not be able to do any of those things you know reminds me of what. HR thirty four zero nine yet. Does it sounds like the Anti Pyramid scheme bill that was like. Here's the anti part. The anti part is you can't call us a pyramid scheme boxing. It up as something. That is some sort of consumer protection. Right yeah and and that's what we're going to be talking about today Just how bad things got under proxy Meyer and then the weaker and weaker legislation in that came afterwards To the point where supplements actually did kill people in some cases Catherine has some more details and she also has has a way we can learn to protect ourselves which because of this crazy history we have two but yeah it all started with proxies Meyer. The power shift was bad enough that a few years after the proximal amendment passed the. FDA looked at the study they had done from sixty six to seventy three and the proposed regulations that came out of it and ended up throwing them all out and that left him taking new stance. which was we can look into single ingle companies at a time? But we don't have the bandwidth or the resources and there was no political will to look into the entire industry at once which is what they are hoping in to be able to do with those regulations to actually go to the industry and say we expect you to live up to certain standards has an entire industry. So why we're these senators on onboard. Here will some of them did have financial interests whether so a lot of supplements remain middle lot were manufactured there or something But I think the main thing was they were getting a lot of pressure from the public public it helps to put the public's concerns in context. Here this is nine hundred seventy six. We're on the heels of losing the Vietnam War and president had resigned because he was found to be a liar and a cheat and at that time anyway. That didn't win you. A lot of public support people became suspicious of the powers-that-be is that be some vitamin and supplement manufacturers took advantage of this take for example the infamous case of Lia trill also called vitamin B. Seventeen is not a vitamin at all but instead a derivative of apricot seeds that folks have claimed can cure cancer. Though all it's ever been found to do is poison people some huckster. There's a father and son. Duo named Ernst Krebs senior and junior patented it and sold it as a vitamin to get around. FDA testing and in the seventies when enough people got sick the FDA tried to shut them down a years. Long battle ensued some John. Birch irs the far right organization who were tangentially pals with the crabs stepped wrapped in an argued that the government shouldn't be able to dictate which treatments cancer patients can try. And as a perk. That also meant that their French Lynch should be able to sell cancer patients whatever Baloney they wanted they eventually lost but it's an argument that persists to this day. Here's Catherine price again. The dietary supplement industry had a number of powerful industry groups that had formed and the basic purpose was to convince the American public that the FDA was trying to take vitamins away. They were using the word vitamin to refer all of these products. So first of all. They're lying about what the FDA is trying to do. That wasn't true they weren't trying to take vitamins away. Second Second. They're using the word vitamin to refer to PROC that we're not vitamins and third. They argued that any attempt by the FDA to regulate these products would amount to an infringement of Americans personal freedom and as every American knows we really don't like it when people try to take our freedom away or a personal choice right turns out. This is a very effective tactic for the industry and when they would turn to again twenty years after the proxy Meyer Amendment when a health crisis triggered a new investigation into the supplement industry. Yes and then the late one thousand nine hundred eighty s a disease started popping up. That had really horrible symptoms. It was later figured out that the disease was called E. Joe Sinophilia Myalgia Syndrome or EMS. So this disease started popping up. It was occurring in people who are taking a dietary supplements that included L Tryptophan. This up in Turkey. Yeah the stuff in Turkey and a lot of different foods and I've heard of L Tryptophan in antidepressant unlike anti-anxiety supplements will. That's what it was four so l.. Tripped van was supposed to help with depression. Insomnia Insomnia Mike. riffing off of the Turkey thing makes you nap. Add and children. That was one of the big claims chill you. Yeah so what happened with L. Trip tripped vantage that people who had contracted this. Ems they all took l.. Trip van supplements that had been manufactured in this same Japanese manufacturing plant okay. They thought that it was probably you know has had something to do with an impurity that was in the plant and it did. It was discovered later that there were over sixty three different contaminants found in these particular batches of all trip to fan and the company of intially paid out a two billion dollars to the victims but later a professor of neuroscience at both Harvard. MIT testified before Congress is that it wasn't as the impurities because what we were doing is we were taking this isolated amino acid trip fan that say if it were in Turkey he would be surrounded by twenty one other amino acids and it would be a dietary protein. But we're designing that one amino acid sticking in our bodies ladies and really high amounts and let's see what happens. What was happening to be ball? Well first of all more than fifteen hundred people were affected by the EMS MS outbreak caused by a trip to fan and an estimated. Forty people died. There was a woman named Dorothy Wilson who had contracted M s Who describe the symptoms? She was suffering from during a congressional hearing in Nineteen ninety-three So she's having painful muscle spasms Her white blood cell account was really high and doctors. Were saying that normally it would be caused by parasitic infection or an allergic reaction or cancer. Those were the types of things that would bring in her white blood cells up that high and they stayed up that high she had trouble moving Including walking or getting up from chairs or even sitting in chairs so she was bedridden. Choose having having thyroid problems to tear gland problems. He had complete posner menstrual cycle. She had a loss of appetite. She's feeling Super Week. She had extensive nerve damage damage bladder weakness and inability to speak keep in mind that she was still suffering from her symptoms when she testified But she told Congress Chris that she had a burning desire to be there and that she wanted the members of Congress. She was testifying in front of to look at her. While she was quote condemned to a life of severe pain gene disabilities. It was a pretty serious thing. I mean forty people. Dying is a big deal they would just change the law. Yeah well they did said they were never actually able to take a trip to fan off the market though and in nineteen ninety eight there was another outbreak from different form of trip to Fan But but in one thousand nine hundred ninety Congress went after the health claims on the bottles and this is one of the only ways congress in the FDA has ever been successful in holding these companies. He's responsible in this case. They said.
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You know I've got my baby in a pod save ones the people on twitter make fun of me and tell me you guys are my boss because I'm a contributor I take that and after this I don't even get I get nothing you on my Supreme Court nomination we I I listened to the Monday pod more religiously we'll see if you if you keep coming to the left we'll we'll see we can revisit this here's maybe you'll be coming to me I think the statement could be glowing about your personal take my car pool linemen whatever whatever we can get onto business but I I just I felt I felt I'd be remiss yes without expressing that that did sting tim do you know how much trouble we get in every day for normal so as I know I've read the comments I know okay the first question because I know you worked yourself up into a lather I wanted you to come onto the pod for that reason we've been texting all week about this how did you feel as a republic skin watching the trump Putin press conference let's start there or the clips if you didn't watch alive I watched it live unfortunately I here's the thing I had about as low of expectations as possible for this press conference and for this meeting and I figured that at least you know trump would be sad V enough to offer some token swipes at Putin just to give the Anti anti-trumpers some some fodder you know that he would just have the minimum of poll of political instincts on that front and I just I take I audibly gasped when he cited coudn't over Dan Coats explicitly and And you know that was obviously the one thing that he's trying to backtrack on this week but it wasn't it wasn't the only time you know he went on a series of insane conspiracy theories talking about the DNC server you know and stroke in page I it was it was one of it was extremely alarming and when somebody is radicalized against the president as me you know can still be surprised by the depths that which he could dive I think that is telling and you know at that watching it I gasped I think we'll get into more is just how depressed and angry and mad and I've then in in the fallout by the reaction from you know my former colleagues and pals party in DC. Well let's do that now tim so they mean we're operating on a very low bar here but McConnell Ryan others actually mentioned they were actually put out statements specific to trump unlike pre you statements like around the Charlottesville where they just decried Nazism without ever mentioning the Nazi endorsing President Gee you like what do you think caused them to be the more aggressive than they're generally reticent selves here and why weren't they more aggressive or what you want to see them do man you're you're more generous than me on being more aggressive I don't maybe maybe Mitch named him critically but it certainly mild I you know and the and the they've done this our friend Peter Hamby wrote about this in Vanity Fair about how just the cycle continues where it's actually pretty similar to Charlottesville maybe they were mildly more credit talked in how that's actually more outrageous or you know how you know trump backtracks and now you take him at his word I mean I I was looking this morning Lindsey Graham I've been reassured unequivocally Rob Portman I take him at his word that's a direct quote Rubio I can't read his intentions I you know and and within twenty four hours from now will be all cavanaugh all the time and for you know pretty much everybody with a few exceptions I you know I saw the loan CACAK fighter left in Washington maybe just in a mush was firing at them last night at length but they're just there is there isn't anything these guys are ready to move on and it's it's maddening to me and so I you know I I don't I made some calls before I came on this morning to folks I still talk to that are kind of either trump friendly or trump adjacent or at least less radicalized again from than I am just to see what what folks were saying and you know the overwhelming feedback I got is that you know the what what the consensus view among reports begins in Washington is is that he's basically a stupid vainglorious child who's nice to anybody that's nice to him the you guys and and the media and the resistance since are crazy and you can't believe any of these claims and you know even if it was real look at what happened to flake and corker you can't beat this guy I mean is the key that is the consensus view but what is interesting about that to me is that there is this undercurrent under under those feelings of these nagging outs and wonders that this week was even a little bit fucking weird for me you know even people who've been with him and stood by him you know you don't look out on the t these shows and see as much from the map slaps of the world like you usually do you know you you do hear the whispers to to the playbook into the reporters behind the scenes and I had an I heard these you know there's directly said to me that it was a little weird and and and that is the part that that really get it to me is that that you can have these doubts you know I mean why this is where I get really lathered up so just just hang loose do one second but like uh literally why be senator what is the point of being in Congress of being an elected official if you think there's even a tiny chance that hunting is grave as the president being a traitor who is compromised by our enemy is happening and you're not even willing to hold a hearing you're you're not even willing to to to speak out and say this is something that we need to look into that needs to be investigated this is something you're concerned about add has been just the most disheartening thing about this is just how quick it's been too let's move on you know what about the dams what about the media you know let's get our poll Pat Roberts let's move onto the farm bill and this this is just it's it's unbelievable that even if you would think that there was a tiny chance that that that he was in bed with Putin and there's I think really good reason to think that there's a tiny chance given his performance last week and has to our private meeting and his service that means there's a possibility we don't see cavanaugh that's a lifetime conservative support appointment to the Supreme Court that we all care about and also have you looked at these goals the Republican base seventy eighty.
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