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Best podcasts about joe kennedy

Latest podcast episodes about joe kennedy

Moody's Talks - Inside Economics
Confidence and Competitive Markets

Moody's Talks - Inside Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 85:46


Joe Kennedy, senior principal economist at MITRE, joins Mark, Ryan, and Cris to discuss the different schools of thought on anti-trust and market competition. They also discuss Big Tech and Big Pharma. Recommended ReadsEnding Poverty: Changing Behavior, Guaranteeing Income, and Transforming Government, by Joseph Kennedy, https://www.amazon.com/Ending-Poverty-Guaranteeing-Transforming-Government/dp/074255872X.

Bitch Slap  ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!
Interview #37 “Lynn McTaggart Teaches Intention.”

Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 62:22


Lynn McTaggart is internationally know for her powerful work with intention.  Where she is literally transforming the world and has the data to prove it.  Her back story includes intrigue, hidden tape recorders, and undercover journalism…  There's amazing discoveries.  Scientific proof that thoughts have the capacity to change experiments.  And don't forget her TWO KEY SECRETS TO INTENTION that you don't want to miss!  She is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into some 30 languages.  Over the year's Lynne's been called a ‘metaphysical rock star', ‘the Madonna of the Quantum World,' ‘the Malcolm Gladwell of the New Science' and even ‘The Dalai Mama.'  And I get to interview her!Administrative: (See episode transcript below)Everything Lynn McTaggart:The Power Of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World  https://amzn.to/3nKxsNkThe Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World https://amzn.to/3EmWfwRThe Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe https://amzn.to/2Xjh9MsThe Bond: How to Fix Your Falling-Down World https://amzn.to/3tLWbSLThe Intention Essentials webinar we mention: https://lynnemctaggart.com/courses/intention-essentials/Her retreats: https://lynnemctaggart.com/upcoming-events/retreats/www.lynnmctaggart.comHer husbands book, Untrue Story Of You: How to Let Go of the Past that Creates You, and Become Fully Alive in the Present https://amzn.to/2XueIXUMischa's StuffCheck out the Tools For A Good Life Summit here: Virtually and FOR FREE https://bit.ly/ToolsForAGoodLifeSummitStart podcasting!  These are the best mobile mic's for IOS and Android phones.  You can literally take them anywhere on the fly.Get the Shure MV88 mobile mic for IOS,  https://amzn.to/3z2NrIJGet the Shure MV88+ for  mobile mic for Android  https://amzn.to/3ly8SNjGet A Course In Miracles Here! https://amzn.to/3hoE7sAAccess my “Insiders Guide to Finding Peace” here: https://belove.media/peaceSee more resources at https://belove.media/resourcesEmail me: contact@belove.mediaFor social Media:      https://www.instagram.com/mrmischaz/https://www.facebook.com/MischaZvegintzovSubscribe and share to help spread the love for a better world!As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.Mischa Z: 00:00:02 All right. Very good. Um, I am so excited right now to have Lynne McTaggart on the, Bitch Slap ...The Accelerated Path to Peace Podcast. And I'm really quick, Lynn, here's your introduction? Lynn is a metaphysical rock star, the Madonna of the quantum world, the Malcolm Gladwell of the new science and the even called the dally. Mama. Welcome.Lynn McTaggart: 00:00:33 Thank you. Thank you very much. That one's my favorite. And it was given to me by a guy called Tom Shadyac. Who did the movie? I am. He introduced me once as that and I loved it. I thought it was wonderful and not deserved, but thank you. It's great to be with you, but fun.Mischa Z: 00:00:53 Yeah. Good fun, nonetheless. Um, and then just really quick, you are an award-winning journalist, you've got seven books out there. Um, the, the, with the international bestsellers worldwide international bestsellers, the "Power Of Eight", "The Field", The Intention Experiment", and "The Bond" all considered seminal books of the new science and now translated into some 30 languages. Um, and then you like to focus on and talk about and teach I'm assuming intention, correct?Lynn McTaggart: 00:01:32 I do. Yes.Mischa Z: 00:01:35 Fantastic. And before we get to that, uh, I've caught you in great Britain. Yes.Lynn McTaggart: 00:01:42 That's where I live. Yeah. Yeah.Mischa Z: 00:01:44 And there's no accent. So either you hide it very well or your a ex-pat to, uh, great Britain is there.Lynn McTaggart: 00:01:52 I am a New Jersey girl, Nisha who came over here 30 something years ago to spend three months researching a book. And I just never left. So put down roots here. I'm married to a Brit, I've got two grown daughters who are Anglo American. And so life is here. I've been here more than home.Mischa Z: 00:02:15 And so what year did you move there if you don't mind me asking?Lynn McTaggart: 00:02:18 Oh, 19 83, 19 83.Mischa Z: 00:02:21 And you were restating. Yeah. Wow. And then, so you're researching a book. Yes. And what, what was the book you were researching at the time?Lynn McTaggart: 00:02:31 I think to do with science and spirituality, where I ended up focusing on, it was a biography of one of the Kennedy sisters, Kathleen Kennedy, who had married a British Lord and had been really the rebel of the family. So she lived over here in her short life. All of her friends were over here. So I had to come over here to speak to a whole layer of the British aristocracy. Um, and this was back in, well, I started it in 1980 and, um, and I just walked off the plane and I said, I love it here. And I'm more or less, never left. I mean, my heart is still, I'm still a rabid American and I'm very involved in America. And my audience is, you know, the majority are Americans, although they come from all over the world. Um, but, uh, I've lived here. So I've, I live in London.Mischa Z: 00:03:25 I love it. I knew there was something interesting there. So in 1980 to 1983, you're researching, uh, one of the Kennedy sisters. It brings you to the era aristocracy of England. And are you, you love England, but are you enjoying the research of the book at this point or what's what'sLynn McTaggart: 00:03:49 Oh, I loved it. I mean, it was fascinating to me because it was a real window. As somebody wrote about the book, it was a real window into the Kennedy's because this was the one member of the family, the one child of the nine, who didn't March down the same road, you know, she defied her parents, which was incredible. None of the boys did and married a Protestant, which was shocking back then, uh, in the, you know, this was during the war in the 1940s. And, uh, she married basically one of the highest level aristocrats in, in the UK who was Protestant. And he got killed in world war II. And then she went out again and intended to marry a married Lord. So this was even more scandalous for Catholic rose and, you know, and, um, the whole family and Joe Kennedy was loved that daughter, probably most of all, but, you know, even he was concerned because it was going to affect his children's political future.Lynn McTaggart: 00:04:59 So she ended up marrying it, uh, dying in a plane crash on her way to try to get Joe's blessing on marrying this married guy, married Protestants. So it was this amazing dramatic story that was, uh, I was able to tell the story of that generation, which was kind of the golden generation before the war that lost everything and also have this little peek hole into the family life of the Kennedys. So it was a fascinating project. Um, but I never expected it was going to land me here. And it certainly was a million miles away from the work that I have on now known for.Mischa Z: 00:05:40 Yeah. Um, is, can you, uh, there's a little bit of feedback on your end. Are you hearing it?Lynn McTaggart: 00:05:47 I'm not, I'm not.Mischa Z: 00:05:49 I think there we go. It's good. We're good. Okay. Yeah. Um, so I can edit that out or not. Who knows? It's podcast light, that's it? Okay. So, so your researching this book, obviously cool rich history, which I love. And, um, and you now there's, we've got some quantum physics going on in to-do fast forward. Um, there's intention, there's science behind all this stuff. What happens between, so what are you, are you, are you like a scientist or what's going on, like fill in the blanksLynn McTaggart: 00:06:32 Misha I'm very far from a scientist, I'm a journalist. And I started out life as an investigative reporter. So my first book was an investigation and an expo say of lawyers around the world who were doing baby selling, who were essentially selling babies for adoption. And I broke a number of, um, international baby selling rings. Now this was what they call gray market adoption. There weren't laws against this, but it was just morally wrong what they were doing. And they were exploiting children and parents who couldn't have children. So that's where I started, you know, in my early twenties, I had, I was hooked up with hidden tape recorders, um, back when there were tape recorders and all this kind of undercover stuff. So that was my background. And the Kennedy book came about because my publishers thought there was a hidden story here and they thought I was a really good investigative reporter.Lynn McTaggart: 00:07:31 And so they, they basically set me on the, on the story and of the Kennedys. And, uh, it was a wonderful story. It's sad story. So I moved over here, I got married, I got ill and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me. And so after going to both conventional and alternative doctors, I then decided, well, if I'm going to get better, I'm going to have to research what I think I have. And then also research the kind of doctor I think, cure me. And so I did, I went to a doctor who was the, uh, a, a real pioneer in what was then integrative medicine and nutritional medicine. And he was so amazing and it turned out I had a faulty microbiome. It's, it's something that's really common these days. Everybody knows about it, but they didn't back then, which was the 1980s.Lynn McTaggart: 00:08:30 And so, uh, he got me better and we were both fascinated by it. And I had my, I met my husband over here. Who's also a journalist. We were married by that time. And, and we both were so fascinated by this process and thought, well, if you could control your own health and you could work with doctors like this and get the real story about medicine, then that would be really great for people. So we started a newsletter called what doctors don't tell you, it's now an international magazine. It's in 15 languages around the globe. And we report on what works and what doesn't work in conventional and alternative medicine. And we look at the medical literature so way back in the 1990s, I'm doing this and I'm coming across study after study of spiritual healing, showing this stuff works. So I'm thinking to myself, wait a minute, if you could take a thought and send it to someone else and make them better.Lynn McTaggart: 00:09:31 Well, that undermines everything. We think about how the world works. So I wanted to investigate how that works. And I assumed if I talked to some cutting edge businesses who are doing consciousness research, they'll tell me how it all works. Oh, write it up. And that's it. No publish the book. Well, that, wasn't what it was. What happened was I talked to these scientists and I, um, I realized that they were on the brink of an completely new view of the world, a completely new science. Each of them had discovered a little piece of a puzzle that compounded into a completely new view of the world, a new understanding of who we are as human beings and our capacities. So that became my book, the field. And I also realized that these scientists, they speak a map, they speak in a code and they can't really translate that into normal English.Lynn McTaggart: 00:10:31 They also like to just talk about their own experimental little patch. They don't like to speculate on how this comes together. So that job got left to me. So I really had to tutor and be tutored in quantum physics. I had to be tutored in this new science and learn this new science. I was well acquainted with reading scientific literature because of my work, um, my other work with what ducks. But so I, I put that together and that was my book, the field. Um, but there was a lot of leftover business, which was a number of studies. These amazing scientists, prestigious scientists, all from prestigious universities had come across showing that thoughts are an actual something with the capacity to change physical matter. So I wondered, okay, how far can we take this? This is the investigative reporter in me. I said, you know, are we talking about just a tiny little effect, like shifting a quantum particle, or are we talking about curing cancer with our thoughts?Lynn McTaggart: 00:11:40 And also I was fascinated by the idea of what happens if you put lots of people together and have them send the same thought at the same time, does that magnify the effect? And so my next book was the intention experiment, which was both a book about the science, all the science of intention, and there's loads of it, but also an invitation to take part in ongoing experiments because I thought, well, I know a lot of the scientists who are doing this work now, and I also have loads of readers because the field was in 30 languages by then. So I thought, well, if I just put them both together, I'll have the biggest laboratory in the world. And so that's what I did. And that is been the intention experiment ever since 2007, we've run 40 experiments now. And the last one, we just ran for nine 11, the 20th anniversary. So I don't have the outcome of that yet, but most of the time we are running them with scientists and they're measuring data and looking at before and afterward, et cetera. And of the 39 where we have evidence 35 have shown measurable, significant, mostly, mostly significant effects. That's a better track record than most drugs.Mischa Z: 00:13:03 Yeah. I, I read this book. Um, I have a few questions for you, but I read this book about, um, it was called, um, oh gosh, I wish I could remember, but I was looking through your stuff and I saw that 35 of your, uh, studies had significant statistical. How did you say that? Significant,Lynn McTaggart: 00:13:27 Positive, um, positive, measurable, mostly significant effects basically. And significance in science means there's such a big change that it's a significant change and it's, it's considered, you know? Yeah. We really had it.Mischa Z: 00:13:45 Yeah. There's I think the book is called death grip, but it's about a climber, a rock climber, you know, uh, and, uh, he from a very young age gets parents put them on benzodiazepines, right? So he has this brutal benzodiazepine addiction for a good chunk of his life. And it's a really cool book because it just talks about his process of trying to get off of the meds and all this. But he also has a lot of data in there. Um, and basically the data was most of the, and I wish I had the book in front of me. It's a great book. Um, most of the, the, um, studies for, you know, the benzos and all this sort of stuff. There's no difference between that. It's basically all statistically insignificant, right? Like there's no difference between the placebos and the, and the, um, the word is escaping me, but they're stillLynn McTaggart: 00:14:47 Agent. Yeah,Mischa Z: 00:14:48 Yeah, yeah, yeah. And they're still pumping this stuff there. So I was like, it was very eyeopening, but not necessarily.Lynn McTaggart: 00:14:55 Yeah. Well, here's another little step for you that might blow your mind. There was some studies like 25 years of them at Princeton university in the, in the school of engineering, the then Dean of engineer, Robert John set up a program to test whether or not human beings in the mental intention could affect machines. So we set up these random processes. Remember he was an engineer on computers, um, doing alternating images, let's say they had Cowboys and Indians. So they would have a random process. It would be 50% Cowboys, pretty much and 50% Indians. And that's what happens with random stuff like this. So we would sit somebody in front of the computer and say, well, will it to show more of one thing than the other, let's have more Indians than Cowboys. So they did hundreds and thousands of these studies and they showed a small but significant increase toward the focused intention. So say if there were more Indians in Cowboys, there'd be more to dancing Cowboys, then there was randomly. So when they compare this to something like aspirin, which is considered the most, one of the most successful drugs out there, because it's has this long history, the effect of sending intention to this equipment was 10 times an effect size. That's a rate of change than it was with aspirin than it is with aspirin. So there's a mindblowing step for you,Mischa Z: 00:16:29 Yes, indeed. Thank you for that. Um, that's amazing. Um, so quick question, when you were doing the investigative reporting and writing books, and you're on the Kennett writing the Kennedy book, are you having financial success at this point?Lynn McTaggart: 00:16:43 Totally. So, I mean, not, not amazingly, so, but you know, writers have an average income, uh, you know, standard writers have about $3,000 a year. So I was doing considerably better than that. And my book, "The Baby Brokers", um, got made into a television movie way back then starring Lynn Carter. So I had a lot of decent luck, but you know, like a lot of freelancers, you know, um, sometimes you have to live by your width.Mischa Z: 00:17:13 Yeah. Obviously I think it's an interesting bit of information. It sounds like. Uh, yeah, I, I, I guess it's, um, you were having success on one track. You continued with what you're doing, but maybe just bench your,Lynn McTaggart: 00:17:35 Let me, let me put this another way. Um, you know, finances, haven't always been easy way back then, as I said, it was living by my, my wits. I always had, was able to pay my rent. Um, and sometimes I was a ghost writer. I, I think I ghost wrote a, um, a needle point column for the newspapers, a syndicated column and had to write fun, little jingles, like, you know, Hey, make this do bay. And now you can, you know, shake and bake is shaken, make your bed, you know, just stuff like that. I had to do all kinds of goofy stuff like that to, to pay the bills sometimes. But what was really important to me was, um, I was a managing editor of a newspaper syndicate, and I got the job when I was 23. I was really young and I had a big, important job.Lynn McTaggart: 00:18:28 And, um, I, you know, was in charge of all the editorial for, um, for syndicated columns coming out of this, this new, new syndicated was the Chicago Tribune, New York news syndicate, but I really wanted to write more than I wanted to be an editor. And so I followed my dream and I left the job after three years when I got a book contract. So I just jumped off the diving board into the deep end and I've never looked back and I've actually only worked for someone else for six years in my life. I took a job for a few years in the UK as an editor, and then jumped off that diving board again, to do what doctors don't tell you. So I've always tried to follow my own intention of work and to try to do the work that I love and to trust the process and good stuff happened.Lynn McTaggart: 00:19:23 Not that it wasn't sometimes a struggle, you know, I can remember plenty of times where it was, you know, it was tough when we were starting out what doctors don't tell you. And we had a small child, then we had a newborn. So there were a lot of times that were a little interesting, but, um, something always happened, you know, angels watched over us, I think, and we just trusted in our own, you know, being able to live by our widths and our own ability. And that was a really important thing. Looking back now. Yeah.Mischa Z: 00:19:57 Yeah. Let, let me ask you, so are at this time, are you conscious of, I mean, are you like you've learned that habit from your parents or are you, are you w were you a churchgoer or, or what, what you're like, this is where my heart is pulling me. I find that for a lot of people, it's very hard. They're like, well, I'm on this success track. The money is good if I just do ABC and their hearts, like, no, go here. No I can't. But it seems like for you, you you're taking these leaps where wLynn McTaggart: 00:20:30 Um, I think I always wanted to be a writer, and that was much more important to me than anything else other than my family. And so even more important than money. So I think I just trusted, um, that I'd get money some way, and then I'd be able to do something. And that happened. I remember once my husband and I, you know, when we first started what doctors, we didn't have any money. So we came up with a book idea and then we got an advance for it. They liked it, we got an advance for it. And then we heard about a year later that, um, someone else was writing a book on the same subject. It was a, it was a biography. So those kinds of things happen, but it was very weird that both of us were going to do it at the same time.Lynn McTaggart: 00:21:20 And so the publisher said, well, you know what, we're going to cancel since you didn't cancel, you can keep that initial payment. So that was just an example of great stroke of luck, where we were really scrambling to pay some bills. Um, I think what it was was we're both. I think we're just, uh, we love what we do, and we follow that through thick or thin. And when there was the thin times, we would have to live by our wits and figure out something else to do. And, but I think the work doing the work that we loved was, was pure enough. And of course, you know, being together. So between the two of us, I guess, we've, you know, we were able to do that. And S and we just believed, we just believed, I think that was a really important element to Mischa.Mischa Z: 00:22:22 Thank you for that. And then quick, the, was there any deep, hidden story in the Kennedy and the Kennedy thing? You're like, there's a story there, like, there's something juicy. Did spoiler, did you find it? Or,Lynn McTaggart: 00:22:34 Well, yeah, the fact that she had to go up against her parents and we can't appreciate how incredibly brave it was to marry a Protestant. You know, her father was the ambassador to the court of St. James and this totally prominent the prominent premier Catholic family back in the 1940s. So for her to go against thisMischa Z: 00:22:58 Or structure to right Joe Kennedy, like the Kennedys, the oil, all this stuff, right? Like, am I...?Lynn McTaggart: 00:23:04 Oh, yeah. I mean, they were wealthy. They were powerful. And he had great, great ambition for his, one of his sons was going to be president. And so here she is just saying, no, I'm going to go back to England. I'm going to be there. And she had met someone when she had met this whole layer of the aristocracy back when her, um, her father was the ambassador to the court of St. James. And she, you know, she went back there to be with her friends. These were the people she was with. She, she, they had debutante balls back then. So she came out as a debutante. And so these were all this whole layer of this generation and Britain were her dear friends. And so she wanted to go back there. So she defined her parents by going back there and marrying the premier Protestant an aristocrat.Lynn McTaggart: 00:24:05 So I think it was that it was the family covered up that she was involved with a married lover. She was flying down for what the Brits call a dirty weekend. And in her last trip, you know, they were flying down to, to the south of France. And when her plane didn't make it, she had a plane crash. So there were, and the family completely covered up her relationship covered up everything. She was just a blank page. And the Kennedy biography basically. And I, they gave it to me, the, my publishers, because they fill an, I could find out what had happened to her. So that was it. But as I say, that was early on in my work and my work has taken a very, very different turn. [spirituality]Mischa Z: 00:24:56 Yes. I, and I'm sorry to dwell, to go dwell on that stuff is to, it's interesting to me. I, and I, I get a sense tonight. You're obviously tenacious if you're wearing wires, things like that, that, um, that, uh, you were, you are a rascal back then.Lynn McTaggart: 00:25:15 Well, I was doing my work and, you know, I would, I would actually say that, you know, journalists are supposed to hold the establishment to account. We're not seeing that anymore. We're certainly not seeing that with COVID. The journalists have become a mouthpiece for the establishment, but back when, you know, when I was growing up, we had heroes like Woodward and Bernstein, and we saw, well, wow, they took down a corrupt presidency. And so for my generation of journalists, we feel essentially a moral obligation to hold people in authority to account and to unearth things that are, you know, are we have only one person to answer to, and that's the public one body of people to answer to. And so for me, investigating people who are taking $25,000 cash under the table to sell them a baby is worth investigating and, you know, and bringing that out in, in, in the light now.Lynn McTaggart: 00:26:28 And it's interesting, I get letters every so often from children who were the product of that, who were sold, and it wasn't a happy adoption. They were desperate to find their biological parents and to find out some closure for, for this weird experience they had. And so they're a demonstration of why, you know, this wasn't a good idea. And so that's, that's the feeling I have now, when you bring this to science and spirituality, what it just means is that I have this, first of all, a sense of skepticism, that it permeates everything I do, because that's our training. And when you put that into spirituality, what it means is I wanted to, I wanted to prove magic. And that's why I did the Intention Experiment because I started seeing magical things around me. I started understanding there's a completely new science here. There's a completely new story about human beings.Lynn McTaggart: 00:27:38 We have far more capacity than we've been told. And so I wanted to investigate that. And that's been really the work over the last four years. And yes, and the work that I've done with large and small intention groups demonstrates there are miracles I see all the time, all the time with small groups, sending intention to some member of the group with a health challenge. And I had a woman a month or two ago, I did a talk to a group in Sedona, and I was just on zoom. So I'm doing my talk. I put them in a small group, cause that's what I've been doing. I call them Power Of Eight Groups and had the older members of the group get into groups. All the members of this audience get into groups, send intention to some members of the group of the health challenge. At the end, we've got a film of it. A woman who had Ms who was confined to a wheelchair, got out of her wheelchair and pushed it away. And that's happened. That's the second wheelchair get out of the wheelchair story I've had. I can tell you about that has happened in the last couple of years, but there are thousands of other healing stories. And so this is the thing that really fascinates me now is decoding why this happens and how to do it.Mischa Z: 00:29:01 So the last four years has been this Power of Eight. You have that book out the Power Of Eight. Is that when you say the last four years?Lynn McTaggart: 00:29:09 No. Since 2008, it took me 10 years to get the courage to write the book. Um, I, um, I started doing this when I did the intention experiment back in 2007, you know, we were getting some really good results. We were getting, I mean, for instance, one experiment we did with St. Louis, Missouri, which is officially the most violent place in America. We did intention to lower violence in this, in the most violent neighborhood in St. Louis. And it turned out when we studied the police data. And we worked with a professor of statistics from the university of California who did all of the analysis. She found that compared to the three years prior, right after our experiment, and for six months afterwards, there was a 43% drop in violence compared to all the rest of St. Louis, which had violence continue to go up.Lynn McTaggart: 00:30:02 So we have this big experience and we've had them in all of these big experiments. So back in 2008, I said to myself, well, what would happen if I tried to scale this down to a workshop? So I was running early workshops, didn't really know what I was doing and thought, well, I'll just put them into groups and have them send healing to a member of the group with the health challenge. And my husband's great, a headline writer. And he said, I love it. I said, I'll put them in groups of eight or something. And he said, I love it. "The Power Of Eight". So that's what we did. We put them in groups of eight, not expecting much to happen besides feeling like getting a back rub or something like that. And that isn't what happened. What happened was we were getting, you know, we had in that first group that a woman who had depression and she came in the next day of the workshop saying, I feel really normal.Lynn McTaggart: 00:30:59 I feel great today. Someone else with terrible stomach issues, IBS and her stomach was normal. Somebody else with terrible arthritis was walking. Normally somebody else would cataract said she was 80% better. And so that was the very first group. And we're saying to ourselves, "what?", Um, what is going on? And we assumed it was a placebo effect. You know, that it was just mental is up until it started happening over and over again. I kept doing it and doing it and doing it. And I've seen this now, thousands of times, people with genetic problems, a woman who had something wrong with their liver, a genetic problem with their liver enzymes one group intention, she's completely fine. So somebody else due to have surgery on her knee, she does one intention in a group 10 minutes, and she does a deep squat afterward. And we've had thousands like this stage four cancers reversing, et cetera.Lynn McTaggart: 00:32:01 So you can imagine the big skeptic me saying, "what is going on". So that's why it took me 10 years to write that book because I wanted to really understand what it was. And I also wanted to understand what enables you to do it well, and that's what I teach now is how to do it. Um, and what are the techniques? What is, you know, because a lot of people watching, you know, popular movies on the subject, the secret and things like that, just think, well, I believe, and I receive, you know, it's odd I have found is it's, it's a little more complicated than that. We all have the capacity. Everybody has the human capacity to do intention and to essentially create our world to heal ourselves. Um, but you need to know certain things about how to do it.Mischa Z: 00:33:00 Fantastic. So let tell me like, like let's let, cause I I'd be remiss if I didn't ask. So let's say we've got some, some, some listeners right now that are, are skeptical but open-minded, and they're like, I'll try some intention, stuff that Lynn's talking about. Um, so you've got a strategy for us. So give us the overarching and then maybe some, uh, a few of, uh, the tactics for a new, a new, a new entrant.Lynn McTaggart: 00:33:32 Okay. Well, it's hard for me to teach it in 10 minutes. I mean, these are 20 hour courses of mine, you know, but all I'm going to give you one tip that, that almost nobody talks about who is trying to teach the power of thought, et cetera, et cetera. And that is the power of being specific. You know, most people think, oh, I'll send out a thought in the morning. I'll say, you know, I want to be rich and I want everybody, or I want to win the lottery. Let's say. And the problem is, they're not really telling the universe exactly what they want because most people, you know, people usually don't just want to be rich. You know, I want more, a lot of stuff. Now, what they want is a different job. Usually what they want is enough money to pay their bills.Lynn McTaggart: 00:34:27 What they want is enough time to be with their children or to be with their grandchildren or to pursue a hobby. They don't necessarily just want megabucks. So when I do is I work with people to say, okay, how much do you need? Like I put people into, in my courses, I put people into groups and we monitor them. I've been doing that since 2015 and monitor them for a whole year. And what ends up happening, which is fascinating to me is the groups that are committed that meet week after week after week for a solid year in those situations, pretty much a hundred percent of them will experience some sort of major change in their life, the change that they wanted. Um, and you know, whether it is their health or their finances or a new career or a new relationship or whatever. Um, but they are taught to be specific.Lynn McTaggart: 00:35:27 So if you need $99 and 30 cents, I tell you to intend for $99 and 30 cents, the other is the other big tip, is it all works so much better in a group. You know, I, it, the group size doesn't matter. And I've actually tested that in our intention experiments. One of the experiments I did where we were trying to make seeds grow faster, we were, I was working with the university of Arizona and I tried it six different times with six different size audiences. You know, my first audience was in Sydney, Australia, audience of 700. And then we had smaller audiences and Rhinebeck, New York, and a bigger audience over the internet of thousands of people. We tried all these different sizes in different locations, and we found that size totally didn't matter what mattered was understanding of technique and experience and intending. Um, for instance, a group of healing touch professionals were one of those audiences and they there's, our seeds grew twice as high compared to controls with them.Lynn McTaggart: 00:36:41 But, um, and distance didn't matter either distance didn't matter either. So we have tested it so size doesn't matter, but technique does. So it can be a very large group. It can be a small group, but something about a group and with a group, a Power of Eight Group, sometimes you get intention, but a lot of other times you send intention most of the time. So the other big piece of this aside from a group kind of sense of oneness is, um, is altruism. Altruism is a big, big factor in these Power Of Eight Groups. Most of the time you're giving rather than receiving, but the receivers also get healed even when people aren't focusing on them. And that's the, the real amazing thingMischa Z: 00:37:36 Watching some of the testimonials and bill was one of the guys that was really fun to watch him who had like chronic, um, perhaps chronic depression or, and sort of had a very powerful feeling. Um, can you give me a specific example? Let's say within the last year of, uh, of somebody where they were not specific, and then you said, here's how I want you to be specific.Lynn McTaggart: 00:38:05 Yeah. I mean, I had one group where they were trying to do a group intention to win the lottery and it just wasn't working. And I said, well, is that how much you need? Do you need $13 million? And they said, no, Joe needs $20,000 and something cents for a car. And Sally needs X number of, of, you know, $15,000 for her kids' schooling, et cetera. And I said, okay, so in 10 for that, but in 10 separately, first or Sally then for Joe or whatever it was. And, and they suddenly started receiving, and I've also seen people where they're stuck, um, and nothing's happening. And I tell them finally, you know, what, "get off of yourself", start intending for someone else and see what happens. And certainly that was the case with many, many people. Um, I've had two very notable cases. One was Andy Spyros, who was trying to get a new job.Lynn McTaggart: 00:39:09 She was newly divorced. Um, and her group kept intending for her and nothing was happening. And she was very talented at marketing. She was talented at selling and coaching and nothing. So I finally just said, Andy, "get off of yourself". And 10 for somebody in the group who needs the intention more. So she did, she was intending for an, and what she did was she chose to intend for a young boy, uh, who called loop that I had introduced everybody to, um, who had tried to commit suicide at 15 because he broke up with this first serious girlfriend jumped off a 40 foot structure onto hard ground, nearly died. Everything was broken, his nerve damage, brain damage, everything. So I got all of my groups who were part of a course to send intention to Luke. And Andy, I said, get off of yourself, focus on Luke.Lynn McTaggart: 00:40:04 Now Luke got out of the hospital in record time and he is a totally normal 18 year old boy. Now, um, his parents sent me a photo of him now he's fantastic. You know, doctors didn't even think he was gonna live when he first came in. Maybe that was us. Maybe it was good doctoring. But the interesting thing was what's happened, Andy, because Andy, the week after she did that gets a call out of nowhere offering her, her dream job. So that has happened over and over and over again with people doing intention for someone else. And we have done brainwave studies on Power Of Eight Groups I worked with, um, with life university, which is the largest chiropractic university in the world to try to find out what on earth is going on with these Power Of Eight Groups. Why are they so powerful? Why are people getting healed who have all kinds of chronic problems, whether it is, you know, their health or their finances or whatever, their relationships or whatever.Lynn McTaggart: 00:41:10 And we found, we expected that the we'd put an EEG cap on one member of each of seven groups of student volunteers, never. They'd never done Power Of Eight Groups. They'd never even meditated. So we do this and we find, we thought we were going to find brainwave signatures that were identical to meditation, those of meditation. And they bizarrely, they were nothing like meditation. They were completely consistent though with the brainwave signatures of Sufi masters during, uh, chanting and Buddhist monks during ecstatic prayer, the parts of the brain involved with making us feel separate, like the parietal lobes that sit in the back of the head here, they help us navigate through space. They tell us, this is me. This is not me. They were dialed way down, but so were the parts of the brain, the right frontal lobe involved with worry, doubt negativity.Lynn McTaggart: 00:42:13 Those were all really, uh, decreased the brainwave brainwaves in those areas. So what these were, they were identical to those studies done by a guy called Dr. Andrew Newberg from university of Pennsylvania of Buddhist monks and Sufi masters. These were people in a state of ecstatic oneness, and that is also besides altruism. The big secret sauce here is that you get to experience what life is really like. We aren't separate. That's what all of that study I've found in the new science and the field I discovered was we aren't separate. We're all part of a giant quantum energy field. And we, but we don't feel that way. We don't experience life that way. We experience life as our own little lonely self on this little lonely planet. And here we have a situation where in a matter of minutes you can experience what life is really like, which is a state of this full alumnus.Mischa Z: 00:43:23 I love that. I'm all in on that idea right now of, uh, that illusion of separation and what tools are there to, to, um, to, to help shed those that, that illusion, like that's the illusion. Number one, that we're all separate. And I think as we get older as individuals, there's the word, separate individuals. Um, it's, it's I found in, in, in the, my forties, right? Like successing my way through those, that feeling of separation, uh, dating or, or all these things to fill that, that, uh, God-sized hole, if you want to call it or, yeah. I love the I'm all in, on I on how can I get rid of that, that illusion of separation. And for me, it, it includes judgment. Like I find like, like judging like that does that just adds to the, to that, to the separate I can go on and on about it. I'm sure. Yeah. Did you ever read the A Course In Miracles?Lynn McTaggart: 00:44:32 I know all about it. Well, Marianne Williamson is a very good friend, so I know all about it.Mischa Z: 00:44:37 Yeah. She was. I read her book, uh, the power, uh, or what is it A Return To Love a number of years ago. And so I was like, I'm getting the book, but I've been for two years. I it's been studying. It's been very powerful and, uh, it's good. Um, I'd love the, I know we're on a time limit, but I would again be remiss if I didn't emphasize the, so in recovery, 12 steps, all that, there's this idea of service, right? Like the way to freedom from addictions is service. That's one of the key steps, right? How can I be of service? How can I be of service? And it's that altruistic piece that you're talking about in your power of aids, um, which I love that concept of, and I liked the way you said it, get over yourself, right? If like, if I'm trying to fulfill some, uh, going need, that's like, I want success for success. Say, well, perhaps the universe is going to give you pushback. Versus if you're like, Hey, how can I help energetically this "Luke" for example? Right.Lynn McTaggart: 00:45:44 Well then what people learn that in a power of eight group, because as I say, um, if you're meeting every week, you only have time to do about three people that say, if you're meeting for an hour and you've got to do about 10 minutes each. So most of the time you're actually intending for someone else, but you are actually getting healed too. That's the extraordinary thing about them. They're virtuous circles. They, you heal and they heal. And when I started studying, cause again, I started seeing this, you know, what happened was this big, lovely accident back in 2008, where suddenly these small groups, people were getting healed. And as I say, I'm not a healer by background, a hard nose reporter. So I'm, I'm needing to test this and continuing to test it. And what I discovered over and over again was, you know, when people were sending intention to each other, even it didn't matter whether they were sent her a receiver, they were still getting healed.Lynn McTaggart: 00:46:53 As you mentioned, the guy called Wes, who was, had chronic depression participated in one 10 minute, um, Power Of Eight Group. He volunteered for, he wanted to be the subject, but there was a woman in the group with stage four cancer. And so he, he said, well, she should be the subject. I'll just be a sender. And the experience was so powerful for him. And Wes was somebody who had given up on life. He'd had a terrible life. He'd been drafted during the last years of the Vietnam war. Um, life had just gone down in a terrible spiral, him to the point where, when I met him at 65, he had kind of given up and it was kind of what's the use type of attitude,Mischa Z: 00:47:37 Tragic relationships too, right? LikeLynn McTaggart: 00:47:40 His love of his life died with fast growing cancer and one intention for that woman with stage four cancer. And he wakes up the next day. He has this amazing vision of meeting his 19 year old self back on campus. When he still had a lot of dreams, he wants to be a doctor. He was a smart guy. Um, and somehow that in that vision, his 19 year old self communicated to him, don't worry. There's still time. And he literally said to me, I get to start life over all over again at 65. And he was a changed person, started doing heavy exercise, getting in shape, started studying new things, started writing, really participating in his church, really friendly with everybody completely new individual. And I've seen that over and over again. Um, with this altruism, when you look at the science of altruism, you realize it's, it is like a, uh, it's like a Bulletproof fist. You know, people do things for other people, no matter how small live longer, happier, healthier lives. So there's a ton of research demonstrating how powerful getting off of yourself really is. And I've certainly seen that with Power Of Eight Group.Mischa Z: 00:49:05 I love that. I love the way you say that. Did you tell your kids that all the time get off of yourself?Lynn McTaggart: 00:49:12 Yeah, I do. So even somewhere to LA,Mischa Z: 00:49:15 It's so good. You know what I love about that too? I it's. So I think it's so profound. How, like a smile, it can be as simple as a smile to somebody walking down the street. Like there are it's I can get it in my head that I need to do this massive service thing. When it's in reality, it can be smile, a sense of Goodwill letting somebody jump in front of you and in traffic, whatever. Right. Would you concur on that or?Lynn McTaggart: 00:49:49 Well, I think that, um, I think that any kind of act, whether it is just taking out your neighbor's garbage, for instance, I mean, that's what the science shows is. Volunteers live longer, healthier, happier lives. People who are ill with something, um, if they help someone else with the same illness, they themselves are more likely to get better. There's all that kind of, there's so much science around altruism. It's not just, Hey, this would be a nice thing to do. This is a, this is a serious, healthy thing to do for the giver. But you know what I always tell people too, is you've got to do this power of eight group with a pure heart to you want to really get into wanting to get that other person better. And one of the great things about a Power Of Eight Group, it's so great for now because we've all been so isolated. You don't have to meet in person. You can meet on zoom, just like we're doing. Now. Most of my groups in all of my courses, they meet together. I usually put people in the same time zones, but they meet on zoom. Many of them are like family to each other, but they've never actually physically met. And it's, it's that kind of working over and over again together, having, knowing you've got this little intention, family is such a beautiful way to get over all of the isolation and fear that we're all experiencing now with COVID.Mischa Z: 00:51:23 Yeah. Um, I know you've got a time crunch and I could go on and on and I can keep asking questions, but I want to be respectful for you and your time. And, and I want to Lynn Lynne mctaggart.com, L Y N N E M C T a G G a R t.com. Uh, there's links for your books. The four books are there. Um, you, people can sign up for a webinar that looks super cool. Is that something where is that all recorded or do they get a taste of You?Lynn McTaggart: 00:51:59 Oh, I, all of my courses Mischa are live, so I've got a course coming up called intention essentials, which is, and what we do is we meet together, um, for two hours at a time, five sessions in, uh, in total. So it's 10 hours, but it's live and interactive. So I've got people doing intention together on putting them into groups, et cetera, online. So it's, it's very cool. And if you can't make one of the sessions or, or a number of them, it's always recorded. So that's coming up starting October 2nd, but no, all of my courses are live right.Mischa Z: 00:52:39 And there's looks like some really cool ones on there. Um, there's also, yeah.Lynn McTaggart: 00:52:43 And, um, we've Intention Essentials. You just have to follow the link on the top of Lynne mctaggart.com. You'll find out.Mischa Z: 00:52:50 Perfect. I also, there is, um, your, uh, retreats, which I'm, when I'm looking over here, I'm looking at your websites. So it was just prowling through your retreats and it looks like you have some really cool stuff going on with retreats. So we've got into the light, which is in Costa Rica. That's did we miss that one? No, that's uh, that's coming up December and thenLynn McTaggart: 00:53:17 I've got a, uh, it's over new year's. Cause we decided people were just so sad about COVID and having difficulty that what we tend to run in our entreat retreats is I work with my husband who authored a book called "The Untrue Story Of You", which is all about how we are controlled by our past and our past isn't that time is an energy as he puts it and not a dimension, it's an energy and it lives through you and it actually creates you. So we do a course called you know, "healing yourself from your past" with, with the Power Of Eight. And we use intention to go back in time, not to change what did happen, but to change your perception of what happened and give you back your power. And that's been very, very healing. So we've got one in Costa Rica, which is going to be so exciting because we're going to have a new year's celebration and celebrate going, coming into the light after the, all of this darkness of COVID. So that's also on my website too.Mischa Z: 00:54:29 Yeah. Fantastic. And yes, it's under the events section. Now we've got one healing the past with the power of eight, which is what you're talking about in Italy. I'm looking at this going, oh my gosh, this is an amazing, an amazing experience in an amazing place. So 2022, if somebody wants to stretch it out to, then we can go to Italy.Lynn McTaggart: 00:54:50 Absolutely. We're doing something we're going to be up in Damman her, which is that amazing underground batch of tunnels and cathedrals in Northern Italy. So we'll be doing that too. We just run one or two retreats a year, but they're really, really wonderful. And we have a coterie of other classes. I also just ran a big intention experiment to heal Afghanistan, and we had both Muslims and, uh, Americans on it together, essentially healing each other. So that was, we had many thousands on that. That was just last Saturday for the 20th anniversary. I thought maybe we should have a different kind of image for nine 11.Mischa Z: 00:55:33 That's beautiful. So I know, um, the official scientific results are coming, but in the moment of the experience, I mean, I'm just getting, I just got the chills even thinking about, was it, was it, it must've been profound or maybe you give me five words on the experience?Lynn McTaggart: 00:55:51 Well, Misha, what I found with intention experiments, I've been lately bringing polarized communities together. Like we did a big one with Arabs and Israelis together, people from all over the Gulf states of Arab countries and, uh, audience of Israeli Jews had them all come together with special equipment that could put a camera in all in nine different locations. And they started sending love to each other at the end. So what I've been doing a lot of with intention experiments is finding that again, this is all about altruism. When you come together in a compassionate act, like sending intention to heal Afghanistan, something in your heart opens up. I survey people and I've done so since 2008, with my intention experiments. And I find that when people are doing an intention for peace for somewhere in the world, they themselves experienced peace in their lives. You know, they get over, they make up with the strange relatives. They get along better with their not so nice bosses. You know, they come together with their kids who haven't been speaking to them and, you know, they get healed in some way. They find more peace. They're hugging strangers. So I will be serving the people who are the participants of last Saturday. But if they're anything like every single other peace experiment I run, that's what happens. Okay.Mischa Z: 00:57:20 I can't tell you how many chills I just got while you were telling me that that's amazing. Um, so I did this, uh, summit. I put together 20 speakers. It was called the Tools For A Good LIfe Summit. Um, and I did it in August just went down in August and I brought in all these 20 modalities and one of them, so, you know, healers. So I went, uh, body mind, soul. So, uh, body mind spirit. So I started with mind. So I had, you know, Anthony trucks was on there talking about, uh, identity and, and such. And then, uh, you know, I had EFT, I had, uh, EMDR and then I had healers on their meditation and, you know, the, the full gamut. And so what happened was I was like, I really want somebody for intention. So back in June or whenever I was inviting people, you were one of the targets.Mischa Z: 00:58:14 I was like, I was so I'm looking at intention that, and I came across Lynne McTaggart and I'm like, so your publicist or schedule, I, I believe is who I reached out to. And she said, oh, you're super busy. Um, but you would gladly or be on the podcast. So thank you so much. And as I was doing my research and, you know, prepping, I ha I was like, oh my gosh, you are, excuse my language "badass". I was like, I was like, oh my gosh, I am so blessed. And I feel it now to have you on the podcast. And I'm just saying this, because, you know, I've been in, in recovery for, for decades, myself and, and lots of personal growth, lots of personal growth. And, you know, I've had these slap moments in my life where it's like, all right, you got to start meditating.Mischa Z: 00:59:13 You know, that was 10 years ago. Like you need to take meditating really seriously. Okay. And you know, just all this stuff and the service aspect, more ways to be of service service has been so powerful in my life. And I just say this in that I've got deep roots in some of the things you're talking about, and I just, it's such a gift to have you on here. And I want to encourage, I'm saying all this, because I want to encourage all my listeners. I'm looking at your website, like go to Lynnmctaggart.com. Look at all the good stuff, jump on some of your courses, get one of her books heck go to Italy, right? Like, like what an opportunity, um, to heal. And I just strongly believe in intention. And, and, uh, yeah, I just wanted to say that. So I, I, I, I probably should have started with all that, but I'm going to end with all that and just say, you're very powerful woman. Thank you so much. And, um, yeah. Anybody listening, go check out Lynnmctaggart.com, dive into her content, your content, and take advantage. Cause there, uh, you can feel that one with the world and who doesn't want that. Right.Lynn McTaggart: 01:00:29 Thank you so much. It's been really a pleasure to be with you Misha.Mischa Z: 01:00:33 Fantastic. Um, I'm going to hit stop and then, uh, we'll say goodbye offline.

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The History of Computing
How Venture Capital Funded The Computing Industry

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 30:14


Investors have pumped capital into emerging markets since the beginning of civilization. Egyptians explored basic mathematics and used their findings to build larger structures and even granaries to allow merchants to store food and serve larger and larger cities. Greek philosophers expanded on those learnings and applied math to learn the orbits of planets, the size of the moon, and the size of the earth. Their merchants used the astrolabe to expand trade routes. They studied engineering and so learned how to leverage the six simple machines to automate human effort, developing mills and cranes to construct even larger buildings. The Romans developed modern plumbing and aqueducts and gave us concrete and arches and radiant heating and bound books and the postal system.  Some of these discoveries were state sponsored; others from wealthy financiers. Many an early investment was into trade routes, which fueled humanities ability to understand the world beyond their little piece of it and improve the flow of knowledge and mix found knowledge from culture to culture.  As we covered in the episode on clockworks and the series on science through the ages, many a scientific breakthrough was funded by religion as a means of wowing the people. And then autocrats and families who'd made their wealth from those trade routes. Over the centuries of civilizations we got institutions who could help finance industry.  Banks loan money using an interest rate that matches the risk of their investment. It's illegal, going back to the Bible to overcharge on interest. That's called usury, something the Romans realized during their own cycles of too many goods driving down costs and too few fueling inflation. And yet, innovation is an engine of economic growth - and so needs to be nurtured.  The rise of capitalism meant more and more research was done privately and so needed to be funded. And the rise of intellectual property as a good. Yet banks have never embraced startups.  The early days of the British Royal Academy were filled with researchers from the elite. They could self-fund their research and the more doing research, the more discoveries we made as a society. Early American inventors tinkered in their spare time as well. But the pace of innovation has advanced because of financiers as much as the hard work and long hours. Companies like DuPont helped fuel the rise of plastics with dedicated research teams. Railroads were built by raising funds. Trade grew. Markets grew. And people like JP Morgan knew those markets when they invested in new fields and were able to grow wealth and inspire new generations of investors. And emerging industries ended up dominating the places that merchants once held in the public financial markets.  Going back to the Venetians, public markets have required regulation. As banking became more a necessity for scalable societies it too required regulation - especially after the Great Depression. And yet we needed new companies willing to take risks to keep innovation moving ahead., as we do today And so the emergence of the modern venture capital market came in those years with a few people willing to take on the risk of investing in the future. John Hay “Jock” Whitney was an old money type who also started a firm. We might think of it more as a family office these days but he had acquired 15% in Technicolor and then went on to get more professional and invest. Jock's partner in the adventure was fellow Delta Kappa Epsilon from out at the University of Texas chapter, Benno Schmidt. Schmidt coined the term venture capital and they helped pivot Spencer Chemicals from a musicians plant to fertilizer - they're both nitrates, right? They helped bring us Minute Maid. and more recently have been in and out of Herbalife, Joe's Crab Shack, Igloo coolers, and many others. But again it was mostly Whitney money and while we tend to think of venture capital funds as having more than one investor funding new and enterprising companies.  And one of those venture capitalists stands out above the rest. Georges Doriot moved to the United States from France to get his MBA from Harvard. He became a professor at Harvard and a shrewd business mind led to him being tapped as the Director of the Military Planning Division for the Quartermaster General. He would be promoted to brigadier general following a number of massive successes in the research and development as part of the pre-World War II military industrial academic buildup.  After the war Doriot created the American Research and Development Corporation or ARDC with the former president of MIT, Karl Compton, and engineer-turned Senator Ralph Flanders - all of them wrote books about finance, banking, and innovation. They proved that the R&D for innovation could be capitalized to great return. The best example of their success was Digital Equipment Corporation, who they invested $70,000 in in 1957 and turned that into over $350 million in 1968 when DEC went public, netting over 100% a year of return. Unlike Whitney, ARDC took outside money and so Doriot became known as the first true venture capitalist. Those post-war years led to a level of patriotism we arguably haven't seen since. John D. Rockefeller had inherited a fortune from his father, who built Standard Oil. To oversimplify, that company was broken up into a variety of companies including what we now think of as Exxon, Mobil, Amoco, and Chevron. But the family was one of the wealthiest in the world and the five brothers who survived John Jr built an investment firm they called the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. We might think of the fund as a social good investment fund these days. Following the war in 1951, John D Rockefeller Jr endowed the fund with $58 million and in 1956, deep in the Cold War, the fund president Nelson Rockefeller financed a study and hired Henry Kissinger to dig into the challenges of the United States. And then came Sputnik in 1957 and a failed run for the presidency of the United States by Nelson in 1960.  Meanwhile, the fund was helping do a lot of good but also helping to research companies Venrock would capitalize. The family had been investing since the 30s but Laurance Rockefeller had setup Venrock, a mashup of venture and Rockefeller. In Venrock, the five brothers, their sister, MIT's Ted Walkowicz, and Harper Woodward banded together to sprinkle funding into now over 400 companies that include Apple, Intel, PGP, CheckPoint, 3Com, DoubleClick and the list goes on. Over 125 public companies have come out of the fund today with an unimaginable amount of progress pushing the world forward. The government was still doing a lot of basic research in those post-war years that led to standards and patents and pushing innovation forward in private industry. ARDC caught the attention of a number of other people who had money they needed to put to work. Some were family offices increasingly willing to make aggressive investments. Some were started by ARDC alumni such as Charlie Waite and Bill Elfers who with Dan Gregory founded Greylock Partners. Greylock has invested in everyone from Red Hat to Staples to LinkedIn to Workday to Palo Alto Networks to Drobo to Facebook to Zipcar to Nextdoor to OpenDNS to Redfin to ServiceNow to Airbnb to Groupon to Tumblr to Zenprise to Dropbox to IFTTT to Instagram to Firebase to Wandera to Sumo Logic to Okta to Arista to Wealthfront to Domo to Lookout to SmartThings to Docker to Medium to GoFundMe to Discord to Houseparty to Roblox to Figma. Going on 800 investments just since the 90s they are arguably one of the greatest venture capital firms of all time.  Other firms came out of pure security analyst work. Hayden, Stone, & Co was co-founded by another MIT grad, Charles Hayden, who made his name mining copper to help wire up the world in what he expected to be an increasingly electrified world. Stone was a Wall Street tycoon and the two of them founded a firm that employed Joe Kennedy, the family patriarch, Frank Zarb, a Chairman of the NASDAQ and they gave us one of the great venture capitalists to fund technology companies, Arthur Rock.  Rock has often been portrayed as the bad guy in Steve Jobs movies but was the one who helped the “Traitorous 8” leave Shockley Semiconductor and after their dad (who had an account at Hayden Stone) mentioned they needed funding, got serial entrepreneur Sherman Fairchild to fund Fairchild Semiconductor. He developed tech for the Apollo missions, flashes, spy satellite photography - but that semiconductor business grew to 12,000 people and was a bedrock of forming what we now call Silicon Valley. Rock ended up moving to the area and investing. Parlaying success in an investment in Fairchild to invest in Intel when Moore and Noyce left Fairchild to co-found it.  Venture Capital firms raise money from institutional investors that we call limited partners and invest that money. After moving to San Francisco, Rock setup Davis and Rock, got some limited partners, including friends from his time at Harvard and invested in 15 companies, including Teledyne and Scientific Data Systems, which got acquired by Xerox, taking their $257,000 investment to a $4.6 million dollar valuation in 1970 and got him on the board of Xerox. He dialed for dollars for Intel and raised another $2.5 million in a couple of hours, and became the first chair of their board. He made all of his LPs a lot of money. One of those Intel employees who became a millionaire retired young. Mike Markulla invested some of his money and Rock put in $57,000 - growing it to $14 million and went on to launch or invest in companies and make billions of dollars in the process.  Another firm that came out of the Fairchild Semiconductor days was Kleiner Perkins. They started in 1972, by founding partners Eugene Kleiner, Tom Perkins, Frank Caufield, and Brook Byers. Kleiner was the leader of those Traitorous 8 who left William Shockley and founded Fairchild Semiconductor. He later hooked up with former HP head of Research and Development and yet another MIT and Harvard grad, Bill Perkins. Perkins would help Corning, Philips, Compaq, and Genentech - serving on boards and helping them grow.  Caufield came out of West Point and got his MBA from Harvard as well. He'd go on to work with Quantum, AOL, Wyse, Verifone, Time Warner, and others.  Byers came to the firm shortly after getting his MBA from Stanford and started four biotech companies that were incubated at Kleiner Perkins - netting the firm over $8 Billion dollars. And they taught future generations of venture capitalists. People like John Doerr - who was a great seller at Intel but by 1980 graduated into venture capital bringing in deals with Sun, Netscape, Amazon, Intuit, Macromedia, and one of the best gambles of all time - Google. And his reward is a net worth of over $11 billion dollars. But more importantly to help drive innovation and shape the world we live in today.  Kleiner Perkins was the first to move into Sand Hill Road. From there, they've invested in nearly a thousand companies that include pretty much every household name in technology. From there, we got the rise of the dot coms and sky-high rent, on par with Manhattan. Why? Because dozens of venture capital firms opened offices on that road, including Lightspeed, Highland, Blackstone, Accel-KKR, Silver Lake, Redpoint, Sequoia, and Andreesen Horowitz. Sequoia also started in the 70s, by Don Valentine and then acquired by Doug Leone and Michael Moritz in the 90s. Valentine did sales for Raytheon before joining National Semiconductor, which had been founded by a few Sperry Rand traitors and brought in some execs from Fairchild. They were venture backed and his background in sales helped propel some of their earlier investments in Apple, Atari, Electronic Arts, LSI, Cisco, and Oracle to success. And that allowed them to invest in a thousand other companies including Yahoo!, PayPal, GitHub, Nvidia, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Zoom, and many others.  So far, most of the firms have been in the US. But venture capital is a global trend.  Masayoshi Son founded Softbank in 1981 to sell software and then published some magazines and grew the circulation to the point that they were Japan's largest technology publisher by the end of the 80s and then went public in 1994. They bought Ziff Davis publishing, COMDEX, and seeing so much technology and the money in technology, Son inked a deal with Yahoo! to create Yahoo! Japan. They pumped $20 million into Alibaba in 2000 and by 2014 that investment was worth $60 billion. In that time they became more aggressive with where they put their money to work. They bought Vodafone Japan, took over competitors, and then the big one - they bought Sprint, which they merged with T-Mobile and now own a quarter of the combined companies. An important aspect of venture capital and private equity is multiple expansion. The market capitalization of Sprint more than doubled with shares shooting up over 10%. They bought Arm Limited, the semiconductor company that designs the chips in so many a modern phone, IoT device, tablet and even computer now. As with other financial firms, not all investments can go great. SoftBank pumped nearly $5 billion into WeWork. Wag failed. 2020 saw many in staff reductions. They had to sell tens of billions in assets  to weather the pandemic. And yet with some high profile losses, they sold ARM for a huge profit, Coupang went public and investors in their Vision Funds are seeing phenomenal returns across over 200 companies in the portfolios. Most of the venture capitalists we mentioned so far invested as early as possible and stuck with the company until an exit - be it an IPO, acquisition, or even a move into private equity. Most got a seat on the board in exchange for not only their seed capital, or the money to take products to market, but also their advice. In many a company the advice was worth more than the funding. For example, Randy Komisar, now at Kleiner Perkins, famously recommended TiVo sell monthly subscriptions, the growth hack they needed to get profitable. As the venture capital industry grew and more and more money was being pumped into fueling innovation, different accredited and institutional investors emerged to have different tolerances for risk and different skills to bring to the table. Someone who built an enterprise SaaS company and sold within three years might be better served to invest in and advise another company doing the same thing. Just as someone who had spent 20 years running companies that were at later stages and taking them to IPO was better at advising later stage startups who maybe weren't startups any more. Here's a fairly common startup story. After finishing a book on Lisp, Paul Graham decides to found a company with Robert Morris. That was Viaweb in 1995 and one of the earliest SaaS startups that hosted online stores - similar to a Shopify today. Viaweb had an investor named Julian Weber, who invested $10,000 in exchange for 10% of the company. Weber gave them invaluable advice and they were acquired by Yahoo! for about $50 million in stock in 1998, becoming the Yahoo Store.  Here's where the story gets different. 2005 and Graham decides to start doing seed funding for startups, following the model that Weber had established with Viaweb. He and Viaweb co-founders Robert Morris (the guy that wrote the Morris worm) and Trevor Blackwell start Y Combinator, along with Jessica Livingston. They put in $200,000 to invest in companies and with successful investments grew to a few dozen companies a year. They're different because they pick a lot of technical founders (like themselves) and help the founders find product market fit, finish their solutions, and launch. And doing so helped them bring us Airbnb, Doordash, Reddit, Stripe, Dropbox and countless others. Notice that many of these firms have funded the same companies. This is because multiple funds investing in the same company helps distribute risk. But also because in an era where we've put everything from cars to education to healthcare to innovation on an assembly line, we have an assembly line in companies. We have thousands of angel investors, or humans who put capital to work by investing in companies they find through friends, family, and now portals that connect angels with companies.  We also have incubators, a trend that began in the late 50s in New York when Jo Mancuso opened a warehouse up for small tenants after buying a warehouse to help the town of Batavia. The Batavia Industrial Center provided office supplies, equipment, secretaries, a line of credit, and most importantly advice on building a business. They had made plenty of money on chicken coops and though that maybe helping companies start was a lot like incubating chickens and so incubators were born.  Others started incubating. The concept expanded from local entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs and now cities, think tanks, companies, and even universities, offer incubation in their walls. Keep in mind many a University owns a lot of patents developed there and plenty of companies have sprung up to commercialize the intellectual property incubated there. Seeing that and how technology companies needed to move faster we got  accelerators like Techstars, founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis in 2006 out of Boulder, Colorado. They have worked with over 2,500 companies and run a couple of dozen programs. Some of the companies fail by the end of their cohort and yet many like Outreach and Sendgrid grow and become great organizations or get acquired. The line between incubator and accelerator can be pretty slim today. Many of the earlier companies mentioned are now the more mature venture capital firms. Many have moved to a focus on later stage companies with YC and Techstars investing earlier. They attend the demos of companies being accelerated and invest. And the fact that founding companies and innovating is now on an assembly line, the companies that invest in an A round of funding, which might come after an accelerator, will look to exit in a B round, C round, etc. Or may elect to continue their risk all the way to an acquisition or IPO.  And we have a bevy of investing companies focusing on the much later stages. We have private equity firms and family offices that look to outright own, expand, and either harvest dividends from or sell an asset, or company. We have traditional institutional lenders who provide capital but also invest in companies. We have hedge funds who hedge puts and calls or other derivatives on a variety of asset classes. Each has their sweet spot even if most will opportunistically invest in diverse assets. Think of the investments made as horizons. The Angel investor might have their shares acquired in order to clean up the cap table, or who owns which parts of a company, in later rounds. This simplifies the shareholder structure as the company is taking on larger institutional investors to sprint towards and IPO or an acquisition. People like Arthur Rock, Tommy Davis, Tom Perkins, Eugene Kleiner, Doerr, Masayoshi Son, and so many other has proven that they could pick winners. Or did they prove they could help build winners? Let's remember that investing knowledge and operating experience were as valuable as their capital. Especially when the investments were adjacent to other successes they'd found. Venture capitalists invested more than $10 billion in 1997. $600 million of that found its way to early-stage startups. But most went to preparing a startup with a product to take it to mass market. Today we pump more money than ever into R&D - and our tax systems support doing so more than ever. And so more than ever, venture money plays a critical role in the life cycle of innovation. Or does venture money play a critical role in the commercialization of innovation? Seed accelerators, startup studios, venture builders, public incubators, venture capital firms, hedge funds, banks - they'd all have a different answer. And they should. Few would stick with an investment like Digital Equipment for as long as ARDC did. And yet few provide over 100% annualized returns like they did.  As we said in the beginning of this episode, wealthy patrons from Pharaohs to governments to industrialists to now venture capitalists have long helped to propel innovation, technology, trade, and intellectual property. We often focus on the technology itself in computing - but without the money the innovation either wouldn't have been developed or if developed wouldn't have made it to the mass market and so wouldn't have had an impact into our productivity or quality of life.  The knowledge that comes with those who provide the money can be seen with irreverence. Taking an innovation to market means market-ing. And sales. Most generations see the previous generations as almost comedic, as we can see in the HBO show Silicon Valley when the cookie cutter industrialized approach goes too far. We can also end up with founders who learn to sell to investors rather than raising capital in the best way possible, selling to paying customers. But there's wisdom from previous generations when offered and taken appropriately. A coachable founder with a vision that matches the coaching and a great product that can scale is the best investment that can be made. Because that's where innovation can change the world.

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On The Edge with Ken Harrison
Football Coach Joe Kennedy Explains His Prayer that Caught National Headlines

On The Edge with Ken Harrison

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 47:41


Ken Harrison is joined by Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy. Kennedy shares his unique story of Christian character and commitment, the importance of religious freedom, and where his case stands today.I want to point out these articles came out within the past couple of days (there's plenty more, but here are the larger hits):CNN  https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/politics/joe-kennedy-football-coach-prayer-supreme-court/index.htmlThe Washington Times https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/19/joseph-kennedy-bremerton-football-coach-takes-pray/FOX Newshttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/washington-state-football-coach-fired-over-post-game-prayers-taking-case-to-supreme-court

Christian Talk That Rocks
Christian Talk That Rocks with Richie L. Ep. 7/21/2021

Christian Talk That Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 114:54


On today's show, 4:06pm CT, 5:06pm ET: COVID Again?: Is the CDC under counting vaccinated COVID cases? - Bombshell lawsuit alleges vaccine deaths being concealed - As 'Delta Variant' grows in US, poll finds 71% of Americans oppose vaccine mandates - Fauci and Sen. Paul spar - we'll examine. Faith Under Fire: Law forcing Christians to violate beliefs is no threat to churches says Virginia judge - Fight over Joe Kennedy's after-game prayers heading back to Supreme Court -we'll analyze. Plus, NBC's ‘Today' has smallest audience since at least 1991 - ‘It's a total fiasco' - the growing decline of establishment media - we'll explore. https://www.spreaker.com/show/christian-talk-that-rocks http://christiantalkthatrocks.net or http://christiantalkthatrocks.com

ToddCast Podcast
The Todd Starnes Show- Shaun Kraisman; Coach Joe Kennedy and Jeff Mateer (First Liberty Institute); Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 116:38


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today declined to rehear a three-judge panel's decision that determined the Bremerton School District in Washington state can ban Coach Joe Kennedy from taking a knee in personal prayer after football games. Todd Starnes discusses the situation with Coach Kennedy and First Liberty Institute attorney Jeff Mateer. He also tackles cancel culture with Marjorie Taylor Greene and the news of the day with Newsmax host Shaun Kraisman! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Intergenerational Politics
94: Fmr. Congressman Joe Kennedy III

Intergenerational Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 38:42


iGen team Jill and Victor welcome former Congressman Joe Kennedy III to ask about his time in Congress, and what it was like representing our country and his family's legacy.  Was going into office what he expected?  And what does he feel our nation and our young people should be doing to build up our United States and make it the hope and home of everyone who wants to join our political experiment? Get More From Fmr. Congressman Joe Kennedy III Fmr. Congressman Joe Kennedy III:  Twitter  https://twitter.com/joekennedy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanJoeKennedyIII Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joekennedyiii/ https://www.instagram.com/GroundworkProj/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgfHlaGqxD8p-2V_YlNIqrA Congress.gov https://www.congress.gov/member/joseph-kennedy/K000379 Get More From Victor and Jill:  Jill Wine-Banks:  Twitter  https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks Victor Shi:  Twitter  https://twitter.com/victorshi2020 Email iGen Politics at igp@politicon.com Or tweet using #iGenPolitics

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
The Art of the Rebuttal

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 8:41


Boyd takes a look at some famous rebuttals to the State of the Union addresses, and breaks down what worked...and what did not. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Innovation Files
A New Roadmap for Workforce Education, With Bill Bonvillian and Sanjay Sarma

Innovation Files

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 23:03


There is a deep disconnect between the U.S. education system and the workplace. How can policymakers bridge the gap and create clear pathways to good jobs? How do technical schools, community colleges, employers, governments, and universities fit together as pieces of the workforce education puzzle—and how can new education technologies help deliver the training workers need? Rob and Jackie discuss the challenges, opportunities, and policy solutions with Professor Sanjay Sarma and Bill Bonvillian of MIT, authors of the new book Workforce Education: A New Roadmap.Mentioned:William B. Bonvillian and Sanjay E. Sarma, Workforce Education: A New Roadmap (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, February 2021).Joe Kennedy, Daniel Castro, Robert D. Atkinson, “Why It’s Time to Disrupt Higher Education by Separating Learning From Credentialing” (ITIF, August 2016).Related:Robert D. Atkinson, “How to Reform Worker-Training and Adjustment Policies for an Era of Technological Change” (ITIF, February 2018).

Grubstakers
Episode 227: The Kennedys Part 1

Grubstakers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 74:31


On this episode we're taking a trip to Camelot to attend the court of America's favorite Irish family, the Kennedys. For part 1 of an upcoming 4 part series we examine the rise of Joe Kennedy and the war adventures of a young disease-riddled Jack Fitzgerald. So far it looks like nothing but smooth sailing for this rugged band of papists.

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk
AS HEARD ON - The Jim Polito Show - WTAG 580 AM: Tesla Now Accepts Bitcoin and The Suez Canal Debacle

Craig Peterson's Tech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 12:31


Good morning, everybody. I was on this morning on WTAG with Jim Polito.   We discussed not only that Elon Musk's Tesla Organization is now accepting Bitcoin for payment but an additional interesting twist to that.  Then we talked about the Suez Canal and the problems with the Ever Given.  Here we go with Jim. For more tech tips, news, and updates, visit - CraigPeterson.com. ---  Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig Peterson: [00:00:00] Mining equipment. It's like those guys that you watch on the discovery channel, where they're mining for gold up in Alaska. The guys that make the money, they've got these massive machines moving all of this stuff and they're making lots of money. Well, there's specialized equipment as well for mining for Bitcoin. Good morning, Craig Peterson here. Of course, I was on with Mr. Jim Polito this morning. I had to talk about the Suez canal, this blockage. So we did, we got into that. Then also a little bit about Tesla and Bitcoin.  What is Elon Musk doing? What what's he thinking? I had a couple of ideas and we talked about them with Jim. Here we go. Jim Polito: [00:00:44] You can buy now a Tesla with Bitcoin. There are organizations that will accept Bitcoin. Here's what's different here. Most of those organizations take the Bitcoin converted to regular currency and then that's it. Well, Elon Musk must be betting on Bitcoin. I don't know. I need a guy much smarter than me here, which doesn't take a lot of work. That is in no way to take anything away from our next guest, who is our good friend and tech talk guru. Craig Peterson. Good morning, Craig. Craig Peterson: [00:01:20] Hey, good morning, Mr. Jim. Yeah. What a different world. Jim Polito: [00:01:24] Yeah. You can buy a Tesla with Bitcoins, which is that crazy currency that we talk about frequently here. When he takes the Bitcoin in, unlike other businesses, he's not then converting it. Like when you go to Europe and you're converting your money into euros. He's not converting it. He's keeping the Bitcoin. Does that mean he thinks Bitcoin is viable? Craig Peterson: [00:01:50] Yeah, boy does he ever. He's been talking about it and promoting it for a while. He bought one and a half billion dollars, of course, that sends the price up. It isn't just ransomware now being used for Bitcoin. Everything's going crazy. Look at this musician Grimes. I don't know if you heard about this, but he sold the collection of digital work for 6.3 million. Jim Polito: [00:02:19] The digital artwork just makes me laugh. Somebody makes a piece of digital artwork, which, unlike the Mona Lisa, you can't go there and just pick it up and say, I'm going to bring it home, or I'm going to take a copy of it. You can't do that digital artwork as far as I'm concerned is worthless. Craig Peterson: [00:02:37] It's a perfect copy, right? It's not like the Mona Lisa a forgery. Jim Polito: [00:02:42] It's actually right. You're right. If you copy a piece of digital artwork, it's exactly the same. Craig Peterson: [00:02:49] It absolutely is. They filed at Tesla here. This is a regulatory filing with the securities and exchange commission about a month ago now saying that they would begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for Tesla cars. Now, I'm not sure who they're going after or what they are gonna use bitcoin for, maybe he sees a Bitcoin going up even further. We've certainly seen some major runs in it. You referred to it as a currency. I think that's an interesting word because of what is. What is the currency? We have dollars that we have right now that has the full faith and credit of the government just laughable in and of itself. But anyway, everybody takes it right from the pizza shop, that first took 10,000 Bitcoin for two pizzas. They're the first Bitcoin transaction ever. So figure out how much they were worth then far less than a penny. Now, Tesla saying, yeah, you can bring in one Bitcoin and I'll give you a full car. Jim Polito: [00:03:57] I don't know. I'm just not getting it, you know what, as they say, that I think the chance to get in on the ground floor was a long time ago. I'm just not getting in on the ground floor.  I'll stick with all that stuff. Craig Peterson: [00:04:09] My son and I started doing mining, years ago, Bitcoin mining. It was just so expensive to do because we didn't have specialized mining equipment. It's like those guys that you watch on a discovery channel where they're mining for gold up in Alaska, the guys that make the money. They've got these massive machines moving all of this stuff and they're making lots of money. Well, if there's specialized equipment as well for mining for Bitcoin, and with the cost of electricity here in the Northeast, it's just not worth doing. If you go to eBay right now, You could do a search for Bitcoin mining equipment and you would find all kinds of used stuff for sale because the next generations out. And the only way they can stay effective is to get the next generation. So right now it is cheaper to mine a Bitcoin than to pay for the electricity. It's about 25 to $30,000 for one Bitcoin. If you're trying to mine it, it's going to vary. It's a little bit of a luck of the draw too, by the way, the Bitcoins they're in the $50,000 range. Okay, that makes some sense to do some mining. But again, you've still got to have this specialized equipment. That's going to cost you a lot of money and get busy. He's obviously betting on it going up. Yeah, he may be just saying, I'll convert it to a hard currency, when I hit the hundred thousand dollars a Bitcoin, he really hasn't said. Jim Polito: [00:05:37] There really are people who believe that it will too. Craig Peterson: [00:05:41] Oh yeah. Jim Polito: [00:05:42] Eric Bolling who used to be on Fox. He's a former investment person who then worked at the business channels. Then it gets a Fox. Then he had a sexual harassment allegation against him he's out. He does work for Newsmax now a few others. I listened to a podcast with him talking about it and he's betting on it. He's not a stupid guy, he's betting on it. Craig Peterson: [00:06:06] I wish I had money to bet on it. I just don't right. I'm trying to build a business and raise a family, support a wife, kids, chickens, by the way, the Fox got four or two foxes came by this morning I got four my chickens, but, we get it. Jim Polito: [00:06:22] We gotta talk about that after, but keep that thought in mind. Cause I gotta tell you a good story. Go ahead. Craig Peterson: [00:06:28] It's that time of year. We'll see what happens, Bitcoin. I just don't know. I've never had the trust in it. It takes trust to buy Bitcoin. The major drive driving force behind Bitcoin has been corporations buying Bitcoin so they can pay for a ransom when they get ransomware. They're buying Bitcoin in advance. That's part of their plan for disaster if they get hit with ransomware. Then the other thing that's really driven up Bitcoin over the years is people buying it to pay ransoms themselves. And that's a real big deal. That's something we're covering on the improving windows security course this week too. You got to keep yourself safe. How do you mitigate it? There just aren't that many places that accept it. Maybe Elon saying while we've got all of these total geeks that mine Bitcoin, now they'll trade it over. The fact that he bought a billion and a half drove the value of Bitcoin up. Is he playing the market? Is he gaming it by buying it? Driving it up, testing it, which will drive it up, right? The value just keeps going up. Who knows maybe that's even illegal. Jim Polito: [00:07:41] Well, he's been in trouble before with the SEC. Remember some of the statements he made. He should stop smoking pot, live on a podcast.  He should maybe start with that. You have to give him some credit though for what he's done was SpaceX and other things. The very fact that he bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, right after that purchase is closed. The price goes up because people seem to just see that Elon Musk bought Bitcoin maybe he's part of the whole thing and like old man, Joe Kennedy used to do. He knew when to get in the market and when to get out. Maybe Elon Musk got a little bit of that. I just think it's fascinating. Craig Peterson: [00:08:21] Hey, I gotta bring up those Suez canal thing here too, Jim. Oh no, go Jim Polito: [00:08:25] Go ahead. Go ahead. Craig Peterson: [00:08:26] I've got two kids in the maritime industry and you know that. It was three actually that have been. One of whom is a Master Mariner. She has unlimited oceans, unlimited tonnage command vessels for the US Navy and merchant vessels. And she's been through that very Suez canal before. She's told me some stories about it. I'm not sure that the pilots, now remember pilots when it comes to ships, are the specialized people, that know the harbors. Jim Polito: [00:08:59] Usually, they come out to the ship. Bring them out, they climb up the side, get in. They know the local waterways they take over for the Captain. Craig Peterson: [00:09:09] Those are the guys. You know what nepotism is, right? Jim Polito: [00:09:12] Oh yes, I do. We have quite a bit of that in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We have a little bit of that going on. Craig Peterson: [00:09:19] I'm not sure these ships pilots over there by the descriptions I have heard. From the family members and others, I'm not sure those ship pilots are actually even qualified to get a Massachusetts voters license. Jim Polito: [00:09:35] No. Craig Peterson: [00:09:36] They are the least competent people I have ever heard of, nepotism runs rampant. If you actually want to get through the canal, you have to make sure when you go over there that your ship, you might be hauling oil, you might be hauling it doesn't matter what, but you better be hauling Marlboro Reds and M&M's because that's what powers the Suez Canal.. Jim Polito: [00:10:01] You know what, that's great. One of the busiest waterways in the world, what is it? How much of the trade of the world? 11% of the world's trade goes through and you're telling me that if you don't have the Marlboro Reds, forget about the Marlboro lights but if you don't have the Marlboro Reds and some M&M's, it's all over. Craig Peterson: [00:10:20] Forget about it. You're going to end up blocking that Canal. Jim Polito: [00:10:25] That's very, very interesting. There's a cool little app out there right now that allows you to put the ship anywhere that you want. Like, you can drop it on a map anywhere. You can drop it on your street on the map. Craig Peterson: [00:10:42] Boston public library curator. It's called when the Suez. Jim Polito: [00:10:48] I'm seeing quite a few online of people taking it and putting it in interesting places. Hey, you mentioned it and then maybe we should just now close with is that program that you're putting on. We always ask you at the end, how can folks get more information from Craig Peterson? Craig Peterson: [00:11:06] Absolutely. Now's the time to do this. This is an Improving Windows Security course. You probably also got an email if you're active on the email list. I don't want to bother people who aren't that interested. First of all, Big big problem right now with iOS Apple's operating system for its mobile devices, you should have already received and installed a patch from Apple, even an old Apple phone. Okay, good. Jim Polito: [00:11:38] Yeah, I saw Craig Peterson: [00:11:42] Android. That's why I don't like Android. Apple gets it out even for old, old phones, Number two, this Improving Windows Security course is starting this week. I hope to get the email out this afternoon with all of the details. It is going to help you tighten up your windows computer. If you're not on that email list, get on it now. Credit Peterson.com/subscribe, because I send out tips and tricks and training. We do free webinars, just all kinds of stuff. You'll only know if you go to Craig peterson.com/subscribe Jim Polito: [00:12:17] Craig that is great. Good. Good to hear from you. Thank you as usual for making the very complex simple, and we'll catch up with you next week. Craig Peterson: [00:12:28] Bye-bye Jim Polito: [00:12:28] Bye-Bye. Craig Peterson. --- More stories and tech updates at: www.craigpeterson.com Don't miss an episode from Craig. Subscribe and give us a rating: www.craigpeterson.com/itunes Follow me on Twitter for the latest in tech at: www.twitter.com/craigpeterson For questions, call or text: 855-385-5553

We Need Some Milk
Bullying Works (Sometimes): An Oral History of #MASen, Joe Kennedy, & Ed Markey w/ Calla Walsh

We Need Some Milk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 83:27


Calla Walsh asked if we could do an oral history of the most epic primary we may ever see. So the bhoys obliged. A year in review where lessons must be taught to the activists, to the media, and to the Establishment. We can't forget what was accomplished. Let this be the story passed down to your children's children. And may campaigns learn the kids are alright. And they're not going anywhere.

Sofa King Podcast
Episode 559: Bobby Kennedy: The Best Kennedy?

Sofa King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 106:53


On this episode of the world famous Sofa King podcast, we look at the life, power, assassination, and conspiracy theories surrounding Robert Kennedy. Bobby Kennedy was of course John F Kennedy’s younger brother. He was raised in the Kennedy shark tank by their father Joe Kennedy, and he had no real choice but to be a political powerhouse. He was behind his brother’s election as president, came up with the solution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was a political powerhouse that most people underestimate. But he also made enemies, one who took his life. Bobby was a quiet child in a family that had no use for quiet children. His father was so powerful and ambitious that young Bobby soon became invisible to him. He also became his mother’s favorite, adopting many of her traits and interests. He served in WWII and when he got out started a career in politics. From early on, he was behind the scenes in many senate committees and worked to get his brother John elected first to lower positions and ultimately to the presidency. Though JFK originally didn’t want him for the job, their father convinced him to hire Bobby Kennedy as the Attorney General, and there he waged a war on organized crime, poverty, and injustice that America had never seen before. He worked with Martin Luther King, helped support Cesar Chavez, and took down many a mob boss. After his brother’s death, he finally ran for president himself, only to be shot after winning the California Primary. How was he involved in trying to assassinate Fidel Castro? Who shot him and why? What conspiracy theories exist surrounding his death? Was there a second gunman? Was it the CIA, and did they wipe the main assassin’s memory? Who was the woman in the polka dot dress? Listen, laugh, learn.   Visit Our Sources: https://www.biography.com/political-figure/robert-kennedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Robert_F._Kennedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_Select_Committee_on_Improper_Activities_in_Labor_and_Management https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy_assassination_conspiracy_theories https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-kennedy-conspiracy-20180527-story.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirhan_Sirhan#Motives  

Sophisticated Investor
Pure Speculation, Nothing Else!

Sophisticated Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021


Week Ending January 29th, 2021What a volatile stock market it was last week, the new crowd headed by the self-claimed top notch experts on Reddit and other social media sites started a war against the established market participants. I feel neither the leaders of such online forums nor the hedge funds will be at a loss when the dust settles, the average investor will end up holding pumped up stocks.Fundamental analysis will never lose against the so called crowd of online communities. I remember a 1929 story when a shoe shiner gave stock tips to Joe Kennedy and Joe being a wise investor decided to get out of the stock market. The present situation is not entirely similar to 1929 circumstances, but investors should be vigilant.The compliance departments of broker dealers should keep track of the symbols which are being pumped up by the social media forums and try to stop or restrict trading in those securities where made up stories about certain stocks do not correlate with underlying fundamentals. Otherwise the similar kind of pump and dump schemes orchestrated by the online chat rooms would be every day's news. I know it's not accurate to call this pump and dump until we have proof of false information being spread by a few with intention to defraud, as everybody knows it’s a speculation for sure at the moment. I think moderators of such online communities should be regulated persons.Jerome Powell reinforced his message that economic outlook remains uncertain after 2 days meeting last week. He also expressed that Fed does not have any intention to taper its purchases at present.As expressed by me last week, I think all the available good news has already been priced in. I am hoping that this meltdown continues next week.

The Howie Carr Radio Network
Holly Robichaud - 01.29.21 - Hour 3

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 38:47


In the last hour of The Grace Curley Show, Grace talks to Holly Robichaud about Joe Kennedy's latest non-profit endeavors. Read Holly's latest article "Joe Kennedy: The Non-Profit Hack" available on HowieCarrShow.com!

ToddCast Podcast
S3E700: Mark Morgan; Mike Berry (First Liberty Institute)

ToddCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 37:52


Mark Morgan, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, joins Todd to discuss the new administration's immigration policy and the situation at the Border. Then General Counsel Mike Berry joins us from First Liberty Institute with an update on the case of coach Joe Kennedy, who was suspended for taking a knee in prayer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All Things Crime
How Investigation Experts Solve Cold Cases - Joe Kennedy, NCIS

All Things Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 41:22


Homicides are, by their nature, the most difficult cases to solve. The crimes are usually brutal, the victim's family will never get closure, and the community is affected more than any other crime statistic. This is why only seasoned, hardened and the...

Twisted History
The Best of Twisted History

Twisted History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 75:15


Japanese Kamikazes, Woody Harrelson, Ridley Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, Joe Kennedy, Jerry Thornton, Ivy League Photos, 1920, Richard Pryor, H.H. Holmes, Serial Killers, Great Emu War, Albert Fish, Annie's 9/11 Story.

Polilogue
Episode 201: Of Hacks and Coups

Polilogue

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020


We can hardly keep up with the TOP stories this week—from the new cybersecurity hack by Russia to the Presiden't’s flirtation with turning America into a military dictatorship. Using our new structure, we cover it all—and more! As we lead into this holiday week! ChaptersIntroductionQuestionable MomentsQuality Moment on CybersecurityThe Journalism DiscussionQuality Moments from Joe Kennedy and Mary DalyPolitical Standout - Future Cabinet MembersPolitical Standout - The Future of the GOPShow RatingsDialogue Challenge Shows discussed State of the Union on CNNFox News Sunday on FOXThis Week on ABCMeet the Press on NBCFace the Nation on CBSLinks & ResourcesA good overview of the cybersecurity breach into US government systems: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/13/us/politics/russian-hackers-us-government-treasury-commerce.html “Why the World Needs an International Cyber War Convention” https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-017-0271-5 Contact usEmail us at podcast@polilogue.com or you can send us your feedback @PolilogueCast. You can also follow us at @sotonaomi_ and @bsteidle.Support the show: We produce Polilogue out of our own pocket. If you’d like to support the show with a one-time or recurring donation, please visit our donate page here. Or leave a review on iTunes, Apple Music, or the Apple Podcast library. Thank you!Check out some of our other work: Brendan’s website: www.armisticedesigns.com Naomi's website: www.startwithaquestion.org

Newsmakers: WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
12/11/2020: Congressman Joe Kennedy

Newsmakers: WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 27:56


The Massachusetts Democrat discusses his eight years representing the 4th Congressional District, his unsuccessful challenge against Senator Markey, and his future.

History Ago Go
JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 (Fredrik Logevall)

History Ago Go

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 69:46


Pulitzer Prize winning author and Harvard University historian Dr. Fredrik Logevall covers the early years and eventual rise of John F. Kennedy. He discusses his father Joseph Kennedy, Sr. and the impact he had on his children. He challenges some of the myths about Joe Kennedy's contacts to organized crime and questionable business dealings and instead focuses JFK's father as a successful, although ruthless businessman. Logevall compares demanding fathers of American presidents, Fred Trump and Joe Kennedy. He explains how Jack Kennedy developed a different philosophy from his father in regards to international relations and how educational trips to the capitals of Europe help shape John Kennedy's worldview. Dr. Logevall talks about Kennedy's military service and what actually happened with the famous PT-109 incident. He also covers the controversial topic of Jack Kennedy's womanizing and his relationship with a possible Nazi spy Inga Marie Arvad. The Congressional elections of 1946 are discussed which included the election of JFK, Nixon and Joseph McCarthy. He discusses John Kennedy's service in the House and the Senate, and the criticism he receives for his conduct during the McCarthy-era. He connects JFK's rise in politics and the rise of American power in the world. He finishes with a discussion on the legacy of John F. Kennedy.HOST: Rob MellonFEATURED BREW: Heineken, Heineken International, AmsterdamBOOK: JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956https://www.amazon.com/JFK-Coming-American-Century-1917-1956/dp/0812997131MUSIC: Bones Forkhttps://bonesfork.com/

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
REPLAY: The Role of Big Money in Politics & 2020 Election Analysis w/ Dr. Thomas Ferguson

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 61:58


I thought this episode would be interesting as we get through the election process this year. Enjoy! - J.G. On this edition of Parallax Views, much has been made about the role of money in the outcomes of political elections, at least within . In academic disciplines, however, this has often been seen as heresy. In fact, some view it as nothing more than conspiracy theory. And, truth be told, it would likely be overly simplistic to argue that a small handful of shadowy individuals select the two Presidential candidates every four years in U.S. elections. However, political scientist Dr. Thomas Ferguson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston,  dispenses with such oversimplifications while also making the case, through his extensive empirical research, that, yes, money in politics DOES, as a matter of fact, influence electoral outcomes.After receiving his Ph.D at Princeton University, Dr. Ferguson went on to teach, for a time, at MIT. During his academic travels he delved into the history undergirding FDR and the New Deal. In doing so he developed an alternative model to understanding elections that challenged the median voter theorem. This came to be known as the investment theory of part competition, which Dr. Ferguson elaborated upon in his landmark book Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems, he joins us on this edition of the program to discuss this theory, how he came to developing it, and his thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election pitting Republican incumbent Donald Trump against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In the course of our conversation we also discuss: - Rahm Emmanuel's declaration that 2020 would be the year of the Biden Republican - Thoughts on the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party and the development of small donor power in elections - Why conspiracy theories have become so popular - The stunning defeat of Joe Kennedy by Ed Markey in the Massachusetts Senate race - Thoughts on the panic-laden Deutsche Bank report by Jim Reid warning investors of an "Age of Disorder" - And much, much more! This Episode Brought to You By:The War State:The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963byMichael SwansonofThe Wall Street Window

Innovation Files
The Risks and Life-Saving Rewards of Biopharmaceutical Investment, With Josh Bilenker

Innovation Files

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 27:09


America leads in biopharmaceutical innovation and drug development, in large part due to effective life-science policies, including significant federal investment in basic research, robust intellectual property protections, effective technology transfer policies, investment incentives, and, importantly, drug pricing policies that enable companies to invest in high-risk drug development. Rob and Jackie talk about conducive environments for biopharmaceutical startups—and what the federal government can do to maintain U.S. competitiveness—with Josh Bilenker, CEO of Loxo Oncology at Lilly. Mentioned:Robert D. Atkinson, “Why Life-Sciences Innovation Is Politically “Purple”—and How Partisans Get It Wrong” (ITIF, February 2016). Stephen Ezell, “Ensuring U.S. Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness” (ITIF, July 2020). Related:Stephen Ezell, et al., “The Critical Role of Biopharmaceutical Startups in Driving Life Sciences Innovation,” ITIF webinar, July 16, 2020. Joe Kennedy, “The Link Between Drug Prices and Research on the Next Generation of Cures” (ITIF, September 2019).

CrabDiving Radio Podcast
CrabDiving – Mon 101220 – China’s Xi Is More Trusted In The World Than Trump & Illegal GOP Dropboxes

CrabDiving Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 117:22


China's Xi is more trusted in the world than Trump. Shitler claimed he had a protective glow shielding him from coronavirus. Biden continued to lead in Wisconsin and in betting houses worldwide. Joltin' Joe opted for a town hall rather than a second debate and the third debate with President Super-Spreader is still in flux. Cali GOP loads were busted putting out illegal ballot collection boxes. Senator Lindsey said some weird crap about race. Cartoonish whack-job, aka Senator Joe Kennedy, crawled upon a figurative cross proclaiming the hardships of being called a racist.  Spreader Mike Lee, who recently tested positive for the virus, waddled contagious ACB hearings maskless. Manbaby uttered praise for Christopher Columbus that was epic fiction and minimized the genocide perpetrated by the celebrated evil colonizer. The WHO said seeking herd immunity for the coronavirus was unethical and cruel. While covering the ACB hearing, Lunatic Limbaugh reminded his idiot, racist listeners Senator Dianne Feinstein was indeed Jewish.  

WAMC's In Conversation With...
New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. David Nasaw | WAMC’s In Conversation With

WAMC's In Conversation With...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2020 54:00


A 2013 encore In Conversation interview with WAMC’s Dr. Alan Chartock, and Dr. David Nasaw, author of the New York Times best-selling book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

Across the Margin: The Podcast
Episode 90: On Corruption In America with Sarah Chayes

Across the Margin: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 61:13


In this episode of Across The Margin : The Podcast, host Michael Shields interviews prize-winning journalist and internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, Sarah Chayes. Chayes has served as special assistant on corruption to Mike Mullen, former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as having advised David McKiernan and Stanley McChrystal (commanders of the International Security Assistance Force). She has been a reporter for National Public Radio from Paris, covering Europe and the Balkans. Chayes is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban and Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, winner of the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She recently penned a book that illustrates the daunting fact that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. That book, On Corruption in America: And What Is At Stake, is the focus of this episode, and is one of the most eye-opening and critical books that you will encounter. From the titans of America’s Gilded Age (Carnegie, Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, et al.) to the collapse of the stock market in 1929, the Great Depression and FDR’s New Deal; from Joe Kennedy’s years of banking, bootlegging, machine politics, and pursuit of infinite wealth, as well as the Kennedy presidency, to the deregulation of the Reagan Revolution, undermining the middle class and the unions; from the Clinton policies of political favors and personal enrichment to Trump’s hydra-headed network of corruption, systematically undoing the Constitution and our laws, in On Corruption in America, Chayes shows how corrupt systems are organized, how they enforce the rules so their crimes are covered legally, how they are overlooked and downplayed by the richer and better educated, and how they become an overt principle determining the shape of our government, affecting all levels of society. On Corruption in America, and this episode, dramatically highlights what we are all up against. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Role of Big Money in Politics & 2020 Election Analysis w/ Dr. Thomas Ferguson

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 61:58


On this edition of Parallax Views, much has been made about the role of money in the outcomes of political elections, at least within . In academic disciplines, however, this has often been seen as heresy. In fact, some view it as nothing more than conspiracy theory. And, truth be told, it would likely be overly simplistic to argue that a small handful of shadowy individuals select the two Presidential candidates every four years in U.S. elections. However, political scientist Dr. Thomas Ferguson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston,  dispenses with such oversimplifications while also making the case, through his extensive empirical research, that, yes, money in politics DOES, as a matter of fact, influence electoral outcomes.After receiving his Ph.D at Princeton University, Dr. Ferguson went on to teach, for a time, at MIT. During his academic travels he delved into the history undergirding FDR and the New Deal. In doing so he developed an alternative model to understanding elections that challenged the median voter theorem. This came to be known as the investment theory of part competition, which Dr. Ferguson elaborated upon in his landmark book Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems, he joins us on this edition of the program to discuss this theory, how he came to developing it, and his thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election pitting Republican incumbent Donald Trump against Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In the course of our conversation we also discuss: - Rahm Emmanuel's declaration that 2020 would be the year of the Biden Republican - Thoughts on the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party and the development of small donor power in elections - Why conspiracy theories have become so popular - The stunning defeat of Joe Kennedy by Ed Markey in the Massachusetts Senate race - Thoughts on the panic-laden Deutsche Bank report by Jim Reid warning investors of an "Age of Disorder" - And much, much more! This Episode Brought to You By:The War State:The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963byMichael SwansonofThe Wall Street Window

The Trey Gowdy Podcast
The Intrinsic Value Of Work

The Trey Gowdy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 30:50


This week, Trey remembers the meaning of Labor Day by discussing how some of his earliest jobs mowing lawns, delivering papers, and bagging groceries taught him the value of work. Trey explores the way we confront our fears while in the workplace, gratitude for great bosses and the kindness and generosity of others that we meet along the way. Later, Trey weighs in on Rep. Joe Kennedy's Senate primary loss to incumbent Senator Ed Markey and remembers the legacy of Jo Evelyn Cox. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC

Michael and Us
PREVIEW - #169 - Deconstructing Woody

Michael and Us

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2020 5:17


PATREON-EXCLUSIVE EPISODE - https://www.patreon.com/posts/41305114 Since the beginning, one of the functions of the podcast has been to reevaluate people, ideas, and cultural phenomena that were important to us when we were younger. And so, we finally get to Woody Allen. We discuss how the allegations against him have impacted how we view his work, and explore the implications of his "whatever works" philosophy. We also watch one of his best and darkest films, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (1989), and debate its vision of morality in a godless universe. PLUS: Ed Markey defeats Joe Kennedy, and one of our hosts pines for the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

Washington Week (audio) | PBS
What does Joe Kennedy’s loss in Massachusetts mean for American politics?

Washington Week (audio) | PBS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 17:41


Progressive Senator Edward J. Markey held off a primary challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy in Massachusetts. But does this race serve as a bellwether for the Democratic Party? And have we seen the last of the Kennedy family in American politics? The panel also discussed President Trump’s amplification of conspiracy theories.

Washington Week (video) | PBS
What does Joe Kennedy’s loss in Massachusetts mean for American politics?

Washington Week (video) | PBS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2020 17:41


Progressive Senator Edward J. Markey held off a primary challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy in Massachusetts. But does this race serve as a bellwether for the Democratic Party? And have we seen the last of the Kennedy family in American politics? The panel also discussed President Trump’s amplification of conspiracy theories.

The Horse Race
Episode 147: Incumbent Upon Us

The Horse Race

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 40:35


9/3/20-- Tuesday was primary election day in Massachusetts, and history was made as more than 1.5 million ballots were cast, making this the busiest state primary election in 30 years, in terms of raw votes. The U.S. Senate race was itself historic, in that challenger Joe Kennedy III was defeated by incumbent Sen. Ed Markey, making JKIII the first Kennedy in the political dynasty to lose an election in Massachusetts. The outcome of the race aligned well with what recent polling suggested. Markey performed well in areas populated by white, affluent voters with high levels of education. Kennedy scored big in areas of low-income and minority voters. In fact, Jennifer Smith took a look at the results within majority Black communities in Boston, and found Markey “got pretty overwhelmed.” “On cursory examination, I couldn't find a precinct of mostly Black residents that Markey actually won in Boston,” Jenn said. Steve, Jenn, and Stephanie run through the remaining Congressional District races. MA01 elected another incumbent, Rep. Richard Neal, who bested challenger Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse by 18 percentage points. In MA02, Rep. Jim McGovern (special guest on today's episode) remained unchallenged by a fellow Democrat. In the third Congressional District, Rep. Lori Trahan also went unopposed, quite differently from MA04, where a crowded field of candidates narrowed down to two front-runners—Jesse Mermell and Jake Auchincloss—but the race is still too close to call. Rep. Katherine Clark ran unopposed in the Massachusetts 5th, and In MA06, incumbent Rep. Seth Moulton claimed victory over challengers Jamie Zahlaway Belsito and Angus McQuilken. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Bill Keating both ran unopposed in the 7th and 9th districts respectively, and challenger Robbie Goldstein was defeated by incumbent Rep. Stephen Lynch in the Massachusetts 8th. U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern stopped by The Horse Race to discuss his reactions to the primary results. His initial thoughts on the U.S. Senate race was that it was “fascinating,” and that Markey and Kennedy were “two really quality candidates.” McGovern said that primary challenges “are not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of us were uncomfortable with the Markey/Kennedy race because we liked them both, but Joe Kennedy felt he had a case to make.” Though Massachusetts did not share the bleak fate of New York in suffering weekslong delays in determining primary results, McGovern urges voters to have a plan for voting in the general election to limit mishaps as the USPS is sure to receive unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots. “I never thought that was going to be a concern until Donald trump and his Postmaster General Mr. [Louis] DeJoy decided to screw around with the postal service.” As news of foreign interference in the 2020 election comes to the forefront, McGovern is unsurprised, calling Trump “corrupt” and emulating authoritarian leaders. The congressman would like to see more oversight on the executive branch, and while he said there are measures Congress can put in place to enforce oversight, voters can make a difference too. “There's no substitute for electing people who have a spine.”

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 9/2/2020 (Guest: Howie Klein on MA Democratic primary)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 58:47


The Gerry Callahan Podcast
Tyler Eifert and Pat Maroon Honor Fallen Police Officers; Spotify Scrubs Joe Rogan Experience of Popular Interviews; Markey Ends the Kennedy Crime Family; Joy Reid ComparesTrump Supporters To Muslim Terrorists

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 92:10


Tyler Eifert, Jaguars tight end, has become Gerry's new favorite football player as he plans to honor fallen police officer David Dorn. Pat Maroon of the Tampa Bay Lightning tweets out his support for police by honoring fallen officer Tamarris Bohannon. Joe Rogan's new deal with Spotify is off to a strange start as the streaming platform deleted shows with controversial names like Alex Jones. Joe Kennedy concedes to Ed Markey in MA Primary. *Today's Episode Is Sponsored By:* **Flagship Wealth: For a FREE REPORT '2020 Midyear Outlook' go to flagshipwealth.com/retirement ( http://flagshipwealth.com/retirement ) **Shea Concrete: For the highest-quality precast concrete products go to sheaconcrete.com ( http://sheaconcrete.com ) **Birch Gold: Contact Birch Gold Group to request a FREE Info Kit on physical precious metals. See if diversifying into gold and silver makes sense for you. Go to http://birchgold.com/gerry * **Raycon: Now's the time to get the latest and greatest from Raycon. Get 15% off Raycon wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/Callahan ( http://buyraycon.com/Callahan?fbclid=IwAR0vWRTzC-9tJMIvl1qTh3h1lUhmrsDgd0QGoBb-C_RpfhjU-YS-yvxdfNw ) ! Listen & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2RIXKQn ( http://apple.co/2RIXKQn ) Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gerrycallahanpodcast/ Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CallahanPodcast Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-gerry-callahan-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

The Kuhner Report
Sen. Ed Markey defeats Rep. Joe Kennedy III in MA Democratic Senate primary

The Kuhner Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 39:21


FiveThirtyEight Politics
The Media Is Getting Ahead Of Itself On Kenosha

FiveThirtyEight Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 53:02


The crew looks at whether there is evidence for the idea that urban unrest will harm Biden's chances in the 2020 election. They also preview the Democratic Senate primary race in Massachusetts between Rep. Joe Kennedy and Sen. Ed Markey.

Bloggingheads.tv
Northampton Water Edition (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 67:49


Matt has been impressed by the GOP convention… ... …but does any of it matter? ... Matt’s confidence about Biden slips ... Breakout stars of the convention with an eye to 2024 ... Matt’s conservative base focus group, a.k.a. lunch with his mom ... Bill previews the MA Senate primary between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy ... A tough race for a progressive challenger, and a fake(?) scandal, in MA-1 ... The ominous cultural currents exposed by the Kenosha shooting ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The DMZ
Northampton Water Edition (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bloggingheads.tv: The DMZ

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 67:49


Matt has been impressed by the GOP convention… ... …but does any of it matter? ... Matt’s confidence about Biden slips ... Breakout stars of the convention with an eye to 2024 ... Matt’s conservative base focus group, a.k.a. lunch with his mom ... Bill previews the MA Senate primary between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy ... A tough race for a progressive challenger, and a fake(?) scandal, in MA-1 ... The ominous cultural currents exposed by the Kenosha shooting ...

The Horse Race
Episode 146: Primary School

The Horse Race

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2020 35:57


8/27/20--It's the final episode before the Sept. 1 primary election here in Massachusetts, and Steve, Stephanie, Jenn, and a special guest have a lot to talk about. They begin with the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate. Horse Race co-host and Politico Massachusetts Playbook author Stephanie Murray has been covering it exhaustively. What stuck out to her in her coverage is that this race does not fall in line with the stereotypical narratives you tend to hear about primary races involving a long-time incumbent and younger challenger. “In the most basic sense, Joe Kennedy is the insurgent outsider," Murray says. But, it's the sitting incumbent, Ed Markey, who's gotten outspoken support from younger, progressive voters. Plus, Kennedy's has establishment support (read: Speaker Pelosi endorsement), and, Murray says, "he's an expert at raising money," a description usually attributed to the incumbent. The same could be said about the Republicans vying for the Senate seat, Steve Koczela says. The contest between Shiva Ayyadurai and Kevin O'Connor does not mirror the tension of the MassGOP, which is split between Trump loyalism and a more moderate Republicanism that Governor Charlie Baker represents. Both these contestants fall into the Trump brand of Republicanism, Steve explains. Where they differ is in their tone and rhetoric. Jennifer Smith runs through the interesting state legislative primaries happening in the hub that could pave a new future of Boston politics, and MassINC Polling Group Research Director and The Horse Race's Western Mass Bureau Chief Rich Parr provides insight into the 5th Hampden District primary where three candidates vie for the seat vacated by House Rep. Aaron Vega.

Matty in the Morning
Joe Kennedy Calls In

Matty in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 7:54


The Damage Report with John Iadarola

Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Kennedy in his Senate race against progressive incumbent Ed Markey. Donald Trump FREAKS OUT over Obama's speech at the DNC. Kamala Harris accepts the vice presidential nomination. Despite the FBI declaring QAnon as a possible domestic terrorism threat, Trump and his family continue to promote QAnon conspiracy tweets. Facebook has announced their plans to regulate QAnon activity on their platforms. Steve Bannon becomes the third of Trump's former campaign managers to be arrested (and on a boat no less!). At least 20% of American meatpackers may have contracted coronavirus. Trump's former DHS chief of staff recalls how Trump suggested selling “dirty” Puerto Rico in order to buy Greenland. Congressman Ro Khanna joins to discuss his decision to vote no on the DNC's platform.Guest: Ro KhannaCo-Host: Rashad Richey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Skullduggery
Kennedy vs Markey w/ Rep. Joe Kennedy

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 25:56


Congressman and Candidate for US Senate in Massachusetts Joe Kennedy III joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." Kennedy discusses the tight race between himself and Senator Ed Markey. It's getting quite heated with attack ads from both camps, something rarely seen from two progressive Democrats. He also addresses their differences, the youth vote, his outspoken anti-vaxxer uncle, and his father's funding of a Super PAC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Turtle Boy Sports
Target Tori Joins The Show, Rayla Campbell Destroys Joe Kennedy

Turtle Boy Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 84:40


Blogs to be Discussed 2:35 Target Tori https://tbdailynews.com/transgender-a... The David Leavitt Call https://youtu.be/T4XJcjilZuE Tori in Hawaii https://youtu.be/hbcfiJxsrNg 26:40 Rayla Campbell Owns Joe Kennedy https://tbdailynews.com/joe-kennedy-c... Rayla Campbell for Congress https://www.facebook.com/RaylaForCong... 1:14:46 Ask Turtleboy- donations, DNC, Rayla's campaign, Support Turtleboy - Wax the Shell https://fundrazr.com/11YWy9?ref=ab_5F... Grab Some Turtle Merch https://turtleboysports.com/shop/ Get the Book https://www.amazon.com/Turtleboy-cens... Like & Follow on Facebook: Clarence Woods Emerson https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?... Uncle Turtleboy - Aidan Kearney https://www.facebook.com/Uncle-Turtle... Turtle Boy Sports Forever https://www.facebook.com/Turtle-Boy-S... Follow on Twitter: Turtleboy Sports https://twitter.com/TurtleboyTweets?s=20 Aidan Kearney AKA Uncle Turtleboy https://twitter.com/RealUncleTB?s=20 Turtleboy Quotes https://twitter.com/TurtleboyQuotes?s=20 Join our Reddit r/TurtleBoySports

The Golden Hours
Joe Kennedy III's Micro-Golden Hour | The Golden Hours Podcast

The Golden Hours

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 23:00


NOW LIVE: Joe Kennedy III's Micro-Golden Hour. Hi fammo! This is GDP Producer Riley Villiers. Sorry for the early technical difficulties in the episode, but we just dropped an incredible (micro) episode with MA Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Joe is currently running against Ed Markey for a Senate seat. With the MA Democratic Primary less than a month away, the race is tighter than ever. We discussed police reform, mental health advocacy, envisioning success and more! Woah. ---------- WATCH this Episode Here: https://youtu.be/VILw_DEG3Hg ----------- Follow Joe! Website: kennedyforma.com Instagram: @joekennedyiii , @repkennedy Twitter: @joekennedy , @RepJoeKennedy ------------ Follow GDP! Instagram: @goldendeerproductions Facebook: Facebook.com/GoldenDeerProductions Website: goldendeer.productions -------- Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Here: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…rs/id1437829342 --------- Follow Conor Holway: Instagram: @bigboachie LinkedIn: linkedin.com/conorholway Twitter: @boachbonnie -------- Listen To The Golden Hours Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, or any of ya favorite podcasts apps.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
Trump sabotages the U.S. Post Office to undermine the election

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2020 50:02


Trump has quietly moved to sabotage the Post Office to undermine nationwide vote-by-mail efforts. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey discusses his high-profile Senate primary race against Joe Kennedy and Trump’s dangerous calls to delay the election.Written by Brian Tyler CohenProduced by Sam GraberMusic by WellsyRecorded in Los Angeles, CAhttps://www.briantylercohen.com/podcast/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Jimmy Dore Show
Democrats Enable The Police State!

The Jimmy Dore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 63:04


Joe Kennedy votes for nukes and says "Oops"! New York Times "Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops" story collapses! Phone calls from Mike Pompeo, Chuck Schumer, Barrack Obama, and Joe Biden! Featuring Stef Zamorano and Mike MacRae!  

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
What Congress Must Do (with Congressman Joe Kennedy III)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 45:48


The anger and frustration are palpable In The Bubble when Andy and Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III get together to talk about what’s not getting done in the country and what Congress needs to do to help ease the pain so many Americans are experiencing. Then, we hear from one of the true patriots fighting New-England-style for people’s lives and dignity, disability health care advocate Dennis Heaphy. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. Follow Congressman Kennedy @RepJoeKennedy on Twitter and @repkennedy on Instagram. The Disability Policy Consortium is on Twitter @DPC_MA. In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ Support the show by checking out today’s sponsors! Raycon wireless earbuds are stylish, comfortable, and sound amazing! Get 15% off your order today at www.buyraycon.com/bubble using the code BUBBLE15. Forever35 is a podcast about the things we do to take care of ourselves. Subscribe, listen and enjoy wherever you get your podcasts. https://forever35podcast.com/ Listen to all your favorite podcasts, like In The Bubble, on Stitcher. Get the free app at www.stitcher.com/download Subscribe to The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway to hear Scott’s sharp analysis of big tech, business trends, and the future of higher education. http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/the-prof-g-show-with-scott-galloway/ Check out these resources from today’s episode:  More information on dexamethasone and COVID-19: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-16-dexamethasone-reduces-death-hospitalised-patients-severe-respiratory-complications Can You Be Evicted During Coronavirus? Here’s How to Find Out: https://www.propublica.org/article/can-you-be-evicted-during-coronavirus-heres-how-to-find-outHere’s Andy’s latest JAMA article: The COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores the Need to Address Structural Challenges of the US Health Care System: https://jamanetwork.com/channels/health-forum/fullarticle/2768097 Read more about the Heroes Act: https://www.speaker.gov/heroesact Want to write to or call your Congresspeople? Here’s a directory: https://www.house.gov/representativesCDC information about COVID-19 for people with disabilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-disabilities.html Who are the “essential workers?” The Kaiser Family Foundation takes stock: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-policy-watch/taking-stock-of-essential-workers/ To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Gerry Callahan Podcast
Torii Hunter Goes Unchallenged; Joe Kennedy wants Colin Kaepernick to the Patriots; CrossFit CEO Resigns after Leaked Audio; Defunding Police; Gone with the Wind Canceled

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 88:43


Torii Hunter says 5 kids chanted racial slurs at Fenway and it gets barely any media coverage in Boston. Joe Kennedy wants the Patriots to sign Colin Kaepernick. CrossFit CEO busts out conspiracy theories regarding George Floyd to gym owners in leaked audio. Reimer is team #DefundPolice. Gone with the Wind Canceled by HBO Max. *Today's Episode Is Sponsored By:* **Flagship Wealth: For a FREE GUIDE on 'MANAGING YOUR MONEY IN RETIREMENT' go to flagshipwealth.com/retirement ( http://flagshipwealth.com/retirement ) **Shea Concrete: For the highest-quality precast concrete products go to sheaconcrete.com ( http://sheaconcrete.com/ ) **Birch Gold: Contact Birch Gold Group to request a FREE Info Kit on physical precious metals. See if diversifying into gold and silver makes sense for you. Go to http://birchgold.com/gerry Listen & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2RIXKQn ( http://apple.co/2RIXKQn ) Follow Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gerrycallahanpodcast/ Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CallahanPodcast Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-gerry-callahan-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2358 - The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade w/ Vincent Bevins

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2020 66:13


Sam hosts journalist Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World. Bevins shares the untold story of the US's role in promoting slaughter across Indonesia in the name of securing western capitalism. Bevins shares the history of Sukarno in Indonesia, the Bandung Conference, and the rise of third-world powers after WWII. Sam and Bevins discuss US involvement in suppressing the Indonesian left, including bombings and training Indonesian military commanders at Ft. Leavenworth, culminating in the US-backed Suharto's takeover of the Indonesian government, which killed 1 million innocent people. Bevins explains how the Jakarta method helped lay the groundwork for Operation Condor and the state terror that took place in Central and South America in the 70s and 80s.  And in the Fun Half: Trump primes his base for November surprise, primaries primaries primaries, Fox anchors are having on-air breakdowns, we dip in on the conservatives of tiktok, Glenn Beck says Soros is leading black Americans away from religion, Ed Markey roasts Joe Kennedy, plus your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee-owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.substack.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn

Twisted History
The Twisted History of Joe Kennedy

Twisted History

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 45:21


The Forgotten Kennedy, Inside a Lobotomy, Insider Trading, Anti-Semite