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Great Things with Great Tech!
Episode 53 - Verge.io

Great Things with Great Tech!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 39:30


In this episode I talk with Yan Ness, Chief Executive Officer at Verge.io. Verge.io is a single piece of hyper-converged virtualization software that makes it easy to use existing resources to create secure multi-tenant private clouds. Verge.io provides a simpler way to virtualize data centers and end IT infrastructure complexity. The company's Verge OS software is the first and only fully integrated virtual cloud software stack to build, deploy and manage virtual data centers. Verge-OS delivers significant capital savings, increased operational efficiencies, reduced risk, and rapid scalability. Yan and I talk about the shift from traditional de-coupled platforms like VMware and how even the Public Cloud is overly complex. Through simplicity of the stack, Verge.io is able to allow service providers and organizations function without the hassles associated with standard hardware platforms. Verge.io was borne from YottaByte, founded in 2010 as a replacement for on-premises infrastructure. Eventually, YottaByte rebranded to Verge.io and is head quartered out of Greater Detroit Area, Great Lakes. ☑️ But me a coffee? - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt ☑️ Technology and Technology Partners Mentioned: VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, Nutanix, Veeam, Microsoft, AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Containers, Storage, Networking ☑️ Raw Talking Points: Lead with the product Early years starting up... ISP/Dial Up to colo cloud - comparison Retirement Encapsulation of the datacenter above storage Art of simplcity Yottabyte Technology Virtualizing the Datacenter holistically Cost pressures of AWS/Azure Public cloud Verge.io Stack? Install? VMware replacement and Migrations Scale The Verge.io Recipe Engine Management and Dashboard and API MSP and SP space vs on-prem Modern Platforms Kubevirt Kubernetes Profile and impact of Verge.io ☑️ Web: https://verge.io ☑️ Sign up for a 14 day Test Drive: https://www.verge.io/test-drive ☑️ Interested in being on #GTwGT? Contact via Twitter @GTwGTPodcast or go to https://www.gtwgt.com ☑️ Subscribe to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@GTwGTPodcast?sub_confirmation=1 ☑️ Music: https://www.bensound.com

Under the Electric Stars
S2E8 - Episode 8: Broken/Break

Under the Electric Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 58:25


A certain kind of calm has fallen over the outposts. After new arrivals, high tensions, power outages, and the world seeming to shift on its axis, at the end of the day, the world readjusts. And life goes on. Zero Zero may be considering their return home. Cair Mallplex has finally come to the calm after the storm. Though that's not usually how that phrase goes, is it? Featuring a rousing game of tennis, ghosts in the machine, and new names, depending on how you look at it. Trigger warnings: Flashbacks, panic attacks, glitch sound effects, violence, discussion of police/military, injury to a character, car horn honking, discussion of abuse, mental health discussion, brief mention/use of needles (in relation to HRT), medical discussion. Find us on our website at undertheelectricstars.com! Transcripts are available on our website. Follow us on social media! Twitter ➠ twitter.com/utes_podcast Tumblr ➠ undertheelectricstarspodcast.tumblr.com Team Robin Guzman as Jet Reyes Rhea Anne as Caine Reyes Christine Kim as Su-jin Yi Philomena Sherwood as Tari de Whitte Kevin Paculan as Vic Vass Katriel Rose as Nell Palomo Rue Dickey as Ganymede Moreno Chaitrika Budamagunta as Lalitha Suravaram Rey Ángel Yoáli Olachea Martinez as Indra Matheus Nogueira as Kaleo Hale Serena El-Hajali as Ava Jafari Stephanie Arata as Elizabeth Haven Additional voices were provided by Eli Ramos. Thanks to Lucas, Christine, Ferris, Ezra Lee Buck, Chris Magilton, Audrey Pham, Yan, Joshua Hazeghazam, Seth Timple, Calliope Monroe, Inigo Sherwani, Kyla Worrell, Tyler Jay, Everett Noir, James P. Olson, Jason Bolen, Jackie, and resa chiic, our patrons for Aster Podcasting Network. Attributions for sound effects and music Music “Sound Ambience - Sonido Ambiente 2” by Lachm “Energy Powered” by EvgenyBardyuzha “Machine Talk” by George-Sundancer “CHUYEN TINH YEU (Carlos Eleta Almaran and Pham Duy)” by Thlong64 “Sound Ambience - Sonido Ambiente 9” by Lachm “Aeolian Futuristics - A minor scale - pattern 04” by SamuelFrancisJohnson   From Freesound.org "Footsteps, Concrete A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org (freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) “sideswipe.wav” by toadpuppy (https://freesound.org/people/toadpuppy/sounds/398111/) “Seatbelt » Seatbelt, Out, A.wav” by InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/318678/) “(Gritty) Machines » shutter_loud_shop.WAV” by Anton (https://freesound.org/people/Anton/sounds/23272/) “Insectobot Scanning” by RICHERlandTV (https://freesound.org/people/RICHERlandTV/sounds/362830/) “Throwing a Beer Can in a Hole” by tomlija (https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/105418/) “Opening and Closing Lotion Plastic Hinge Bottle” by ReneGami13 (https://freesound.org/people/ReneGami13/sounds/492395/) “Pills” by IENBA (https://freesound.org/people/IENBA/sounds/545500/) “Footsteps, Shoes, Tile, Slow” by neohylanmay (https://freesound.org/people/neohylanmay/sounds/333200/)   From Zapsplat.com Space door slide internal 001 Game Tone Toggle Scroll Plastic Mask Handling 02 Large truck drive away Tire skid and screech, emergency brake Wind Blustery Outside Open Window Palm Trees Narrow Ajar Air Con 02 Fire Burning Feet Jump Land Metal External Platform Floor Dark Empty Space Interior Knock on Metal Bathtub Office chair on wheels roll on concrete floor 1 Hospital Syringe squirt liquid short fast 001 Designed drone, subtle, airy and dark, abandoned and desolate Tennis match rally, at professional game 1 Tennis match rally, at professional game 2 Fist hit, impact hard, multiple times on metal wall 1 Fist hit, impact metal wall 1 Human Body Fall Hard Thud 001

Sinocism
Sinocism Podcast #5: 20th Party Congress and US-China Relations with Chris Johnson

Sinocism

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 59:34


Episode Notes:A discussion recently concluded 20th Party Congress and what to expect ahead in US China relations. I'm pleased to welcome back Chris Johnson, CEO of Consultancy China Strategies Group, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute Center for China Analysis and former Senior China analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. This is the 7th Party Congress that Chris has analyzed professionally.Links:John Culver: How We Would Know When China Is Preparing to Invade Taiwan - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceTranscript:Bill: Welcome back to the very occasional Sinocism podcast. Today we are going to talk about the recently concluded 20th Party Congress and what to expect ahead in US China relations. I'm pleased to welcome back Chris Johnson, CEO of Consultancy China Strategies Group, Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute Center for China Analysis and former Senior China analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. This is the 7th Party Congress that Chris has analyzed professionally. So we have a lot of experience here to help us understand what just happened. Chris, welcome back and thanks for taking the time.Chris: My pleasure. Always fun to be with you, Bill.Bill: Great. Well, why don't we jump right in. I'd like to talk about what you see as the most important outcomes from the Congress starting with personnel. What do you make of the leadership team from the central committee to the Politburo to the Standing Committee and what does that say about.Chris: Yeah, well, I, think clearly Xi Jinping had a massive win, you know, with personnel. I think we see this particularly in the Politburo Standing Committee, right, where on the key portfolios that really matter to him in terms of controlling the key levers of power inside the system. So we're talking propaganda, obviously, Uh, we're talking party bureaucracy, military less so, but security services, you know, these, these sort of areas all up and down the ballot he did very well.So that's obviously very important. And I think obviously then the dropping of the so-called Communist Youth League faction oriented people in Li Keqiang and Wang Yang and, and Hu Chunhua being  kind of unceremoniously kicked off the Politburo, that tells us that. He's not in the mood to compromise with any other  interest group.I prefer to call them rather than factions. Um, so that sort of suggests to us that, you know, models that rely on that kind of an analysis are dead. It has been kind of interesting in my mind to see how quickly though that, you know, analysts who tend to follow that framework already talking about the, uh, factional elements within Xi's faction, right?So, you know, it's gonna be the Shanghai people versus the Zhijiang Army versus the Fujian people. Bill: people say there's a Tsinghua factionChris: Right. The, the infamous, non infamous Tsinghua clique and, and and so on. But I think as we look more closely, I mean this is all kidding aside, if we look more closely at the individuals, what we see is obviously these people, you know, loyalty to Xi is, is sort of like necessary, but not necessarily sufficient in explaining who these people are. Also, I just always find it interesting, you know, somehow over. Wang Huning has become a Xi Jinping loyalist. I mean, obviously he plays an interesting role for Xj Jinping, but I don't think we should kid ourselves in noting that he's been kind of shunted aside Right by being pushed into the fourth position on the standing committee, which probably tells us that he will be going to oversee the Chinese People's Consultative Congress, which is, you know, kind of a do nothing body, you know, for the most part. And, um, you know, my sense has long been, One of Xi Jinping's, I think a couple factors there with Wang Huning.Sinocism is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.One is, you know, yes, he is very talented at sort of taking their very, uh, expansive, um, theoretical ideas and coming up with snappy, um, snappy sort of catchphrases, right? This is clearly his, um, his sort of claim to fame. But, you know, we had that article last year from the magazine, Palladium that kind of painted him as some sort of an éminence grise or a Rasputin like figure, you know, in terms of his role.Uh, you know, my sense has always been, uh, as one contact, put it to me one time. You know, the issue is that such analyses tend to confuse the musician with the conductor. In other words,  Xi Jinping.  is pretty good at ideology, right? And party history and the other things that I think the others had relied on.I think the second thing with Wang Huning is, um, in a way XI can't look at him I don't think, without sort of seeing here's a guy who's changed flags, as they would say, right? He served three very different leaders, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and now Xi , um, and, and continued on and I think at some level, uh, and we look at the rest of the appointments where it appears that, uh, loyalty was much more important than merit.Um, where that's also a question mark. So there's those issues I think on the Politburo. You know, you mentioned the, the Tsinghua clique it was very interesting. You had shared with me, uh, Desmond Shum of Red Roulette fame's Twitter stream sort of debunking, you know, this, this Tsinghua clique and saying, well, it turns out in fact that the new Shanghai Municipal Party Secretary Chen Jining can't stand Chen Xi, even though, you know, they both went to Tsinghua and were there at the same time and so on.Um, you know, who knows with Desmond Shum, but I think he knows some things, right? And, and, and it just a reminder to us all, I think, how little we understand right, about these relationships, especially now, uh, with Xi's concentration of power. And also a situation where we've had nearly three years of covid isolationBill: Right. And so it's really hard to go talk to people, even the fewer and fewer numbers, people who, who know something and can talk. Back to the standing committee. I, I think certainly just from friends and contacts the biggest surprise you know, I think, uh was Li Keqiang and Wang Yang not sticking around. And as that long explainer said without naming them they were good comrades who steps aside for the good of the party in the country,Chris: Because that happens so often,Bill: whatever that means. Um, but really the, the bigger surprise was that, oh, Cai Qi showing up. Who I think when you look at the standing committee, I think the general sense is, okay, the, these people are all, you know, not, they're loyal, but they're also competent, like Li Qiang, Chris: Right, Bill: The likely new premier number two on the standing committee is pretty competent. The Shanghai lockdown, disaster aside, Cai Qi on the other hand, was just, looks more like, it's just straight up loyalty to Xi. I think he was not really on anybody's short list of who was gonna make it on there. And so, it does feel like something happened, right?Chris: Yeah. Well, um, a couple things there. I think, um, one, let's start with the. The issue you raised about the economic team cuz I think that's actually very important. Um, you know, I, at some level, sometimes I feel like I'm sort of tiring my, of my role as official narrative buster or a windmill tilter.Uh, whether, whether it's pushback from Li Keqiang or the myth of the savior premier as I was calling it, which, uh, we didn't see, or that these norms actually aren't very enduring and it's really about power politics. I, I think I'm kind of onto a new one now, which is, you know, Xi Jin ping's new team of incompetent sycophants.Right? That's kind of the label that's, uh, come out in a lot of the takes, uh, since the Congress. But to your point, I mean, you know, Li Qiang has run the three most important economic powerhouses on China's east coast, either as governor or as party chief. Right. He seems to have had a, a good relationship with both.Private sector businesses and, and foreign, you know, people forget that, you know, he got the Tesla plant built in Shanghai in a year basically. Right. And it's, uh, responsible for a very significant amount of, of Tesla's total input of vehicles. Output of vehicles. Excuse me. Um, likewise, I hear that Ding Xuexiang, even though we don't know a lot about him, uh, was rather instrumental in things.Breaking the log jam with the US uh, over the de-listing of Chinese ADRs, uh, that he had played an important role in convincing Xi Jinping it would not be a good idea, for example, to, uh, you know, we're already seeing, uh, sort of decoupling on the technology side. It would not be a good idea to encourage the Americans to decouple financially as well. So the point is I think we need to just all kind of calm down, right? And, and see how these people perform in office. He Lifeng, I think is perhaps, you know, maybe more of a question mark, but, But here too, I think it's important for us to think about how their system worksThe political report sets the frame, right? It tells us what. Okay, this is the ideological construct we're working off of, or our interpretation, our dialectical interpretation of what's going on. And that, I think the signal there was what I like to call this fortress economy, right? So self-sufficiency and technology and so on.And so then when we look at the Politburo appointments, you can see that they align pretty closely to that agenda, right? These people who've worked in state firms or scientists and you know, so on and forth.Bill: Aerospace, defenseChris: Yeah, Aerospace. Very close alignment with that agenda. I'm not saying this is the right choice for China or that it even will be successful, I'm just saying it makes sense, you know,Bill: And it is not just sycophants it is actually loyal but some expertise or experience in these key sectors Chris: Exactly.  Yeah, and, and, and, and of interest as well. You know, even people who have overlapped with Xi Jinping. How much overlap did they have? How much exposure did they have? You know, there's a lot of discussion, for example, about the new propaganda boss, Li Shulei being very close to Xi and likewise Shi Taifeng.Right? Uh, both of whom were vice presidents at the party school when, when Xi also was there. Um, but remember, you know, he was understudy to Hu Jintao at the time, you know, I mean, the party school thing was a very small part of his portfolio and they were ranked lower, you know, amongst the vice presidents of the party school.So how much actual interaction did he have? So there too, you know, I think, uh, obviously. , yes these people will do what Xi Jinping wants them to do, but that doesn't mean they're not competent. On Cai Qi, I agree with you. I think it's, it's, it's difficult. You know, my speculation would be a couple of things.One, proximity matters, right? He's been sitting in Beijing the last five years, so he is, had the opportunity to, uh, be close to the boss and, and impact that. I've heard some suggestions from contacts, which I think makes some. He was seen as more strictly enforcing the zero Covid policy. Right. In part because he is sitting in Beijing than say a Chen Min'er, right.Who arguably was a other stroke better, you know, candidate for that position on the Politburo standing committee. And there, you know, it will be interesting to see, you know, we're not sure the musical chairs have not yet finished. Right. The post party Congress for people getting new jobs. But you know, for example, if Chen Min'er stays out in Chongqing, that seems like a bit of a loss for him.Bill: Yeah, he needs to go somewhere else if he's got any hope of, um, sort of, But so one thing, sorry. One thing on the Politburo I thought was really interesting, and I know we've talked about offline, um, is that the first time the head of the Ministry State Security was, was. Promoted into the Politburo - Chen Wenqing.  And now he is the Secretary of the Central Political Legal Affairs Commission, the party body that oversees the entire security services system and legal system. and what do you think that says about priorities and, and, and where Xi sees things going?Chris: Well, I think it definitely aligns with this concept of Xi Jiping's of comprehensive national security. Right. We've, we've seen and heard and read a lot about that and it seems that the, uh, number of types of security endlessly proliferate, I think we're up to 13 or 14Bill: Everything is National Security in Xi's China.Chris: Yeah. Everything is, is national security. Uh, that's one thing I think it's interesting perhaps in the, in the frame of, you know, in an era where they are becoming a bigger power and therefore, uh, have more resources and so on. You know, is that role that's played by the Ministry of State Security, which is, you know, they have this unique role, don't they?They're in a way, they're sort of the US' Central Intelligence Agency and, and FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation combined, and that they do have that internal security role as well, but, They are the foreign civilian anyway, uh, foreign intelligence collection arm. So perhaps, you know, over time there's been some sense that they realized, yes, cyber was great for certain things, but you still need human intelligence.Uh, you know, we don't know how well or not Chen Wenqing has performed, but you know, obviously there, this has been a relentless campaign, you know, the search for spies and so on and so forth. Um, I also think it says something about what we seem to be seeing emerging here, which is an effort to take what previously were these, you know, warring, uh, administrative or ministerial factions, right, of the Ministry of Public Security MPS, the MSS, uh, and even the party's, uh, discipline watchdog, the, uh, Central Commission on Discipline inspection, you know, in an effort to sort of knit those guys into one whole.And you know, it is interesting.Chen wending has experience in all three of those. He started off, I think as a street cop. Um, he did serve on the discipline inspection commission under, uh, Wang Qishan when things were, you know, really going  in that department in the early part of, Xi's tenure and then he's headed, uh, the Ministry of State Security.I think, you know, even more interesting probably is. The, uh, formation of the new secretariat, right? Where we have both Chen Wenqing on there and also Wang Xiaohong as a minister of Public Security, but also as a deputy on the CPLAC, right? And a seat on the secretariat. And if we look at the, um, The gentleman who's number two in the discipline inspection, uh, space, he was a longtime police officer as well.So that's very unusual. You know, uh, his name's escaping me at the moment. But, um, you know, so in effect you have basically three people on the Secretariat with security backgrounds and, you know, that's important. It means other portfolios that might be on the secretariat that have been dumped, right? So it shows something about the prioritization, uh, of security.And I think it's interesting, you know, we've, we've often struggled to understand what is the National Security Commission, how does it function, You know, these sort of things. And it's, it's still, you know, absolutely clear as mud. But what was interesting was that, you know, from whatever that early design was that had some aspect at least of looking a bit like the US style, National Security Commission, they took on a much more sort of internal looking flavor.And it had always been my sort of thought that one of the reasons Xi Jinping created this thing was to break down, you know, those institutional rivalries and barriers and force, you know, coordination on these, on these institutions. So, you know, bottom line, I think what we're seeing is a real effort by Xi Jinping to You know, knit together a comprehensive, unified, and very effective, you know, stifling, really security apparatus. And, uh, I don't expect to see that change anytime soon. And then, you know, as you and I have been discussing recently, we also have, uh, another Xi loyalist Chen Yixin showing up as Chen Wenqing's successor right at the Ministry of State SecurityBill: And he remains Secretary General of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission too.Chris: Exactly. So, you know, from, from a, a sheet home where Xi Jinping five years ago arguably had very loose control, if at all, we now have a situation where he's totally dominant. Bill: I think the, the official on the Secretariat, I think it's Liu Jinguo.Chris: That's the one. Yes. Thank you. I'm getting old…Bill: He also has, has a long history of the Ministry of Public Security system. Um, but yeah, it does, it does seem like it's a, it's a real, I mean it, I I, I don't wanna use the word securitization, but it does like this is the indication of a, of a real, sort of, it just sort of fits with the, the general trend  towards much more focus on national security. I mean, what about on the, the Central Military Commission? Right? Because one of the surprises was, um, again, and this is where the norms were broken, where you have Zhang Youxia, who should have retired based on his age, but he's 72, he's on the Politburo he stays as a vice chair of the CMCChris: Yep. Yeah, no, at, at, at the rip old age of 72. It's a little hard, uh, to think of him, you know, mounting a tank or something  to go invade Taiwan or whatever the, you know, whatever the case may be. But, you know, I, I think here again, the narratives might be off base a little bit, you know, it's this issue of, you know, well he's just picked, you know, these sycophantic loyalists, He's a guy who has combat experience, right?And that's increasingly rare. Um, I don't think it's any surprise that. That himself. And, uh, the, uh, uh, gentleman on the CMC, uh, Li, who is now heading the, um, Joint Chiefs of Staff, he also has Vietnam combat experience, not from 79, but from the, uh, the border incursions that went on into the80s. Um, so it's not that surprising really.But, but obviously, you know, Zhang Youxia is very close to Xi Jinping, their father's fought together, right? Um, and they have that sort of, uh, blood tie and Xi is signaling, I want, uh, I. Political control and also technologically or, or, um, you know, operationally competent people. I think the other fascinating piece is we see once again no vice chairman from the political commissar iatside of the PLA.I think that's very interesting. You know, a lot of people, including myself, were betting that Miao HuaWould, would, would get the promotion. He didn't, you know, we can't know. But my sense is in a way, Xi Jiping is still punishing that side of the PLA for Xu Caihou's misdoings. Right. You know, and that's very interesting in and of itself.Also, it may be a signal that I don't need a political commissar vice chairman because I handle the politicsBill: And, and, and he, yeah. And in this, this new era that the, the next phase of the Xi era, it, it is, uh, everybody knows, right? It's, it's all about loyalty to Xi.Chris: we just saw right, uh, today, you know, uh, yet, yet more instructions about the CMC responsibilities, Chairman, responsibility systems. Bill: Unfortunately they didn't release the full text but it would be fascinating to see what's in there.Chris: And they never do on these things, which is, uh, which is tough. But, um, you know, I think we have a general sense of what would be in it, . But, but even that itself, right, you know, is a very major thing that people, you know, didn't really pick up. Certain scholars, certainly like James Mulvenon and other people who are really good on this stuff noticed it. But this shift under Hu Jintao was a CMC vice chairman responsibility system. In other words, he was subletting the operational matters certainly to his uniformed officers, Xi Jinping doesn't do thatBill: Well, this, and here we are, right where he can indeed I mean, I, I had written in the newsletter, um, you know, that she had, I thought, I think he ran the table in terms of personnel.Chris: Oh, completely. Yeah.Bill: And this is why it is interesting he kept around folks like Wang Huning, but we'll move on. The next question I had really was about Xi's report to the party Congress and we had talked, I think you'd also, um, you've talked about on our previous podcasts, I mean there, there seems to be a pretty significant shift in the way Xi is talking about the geopolitical environment and their assessment and how they see the world. Can you talk about a little bit?Chris: Yeah, I mean, I think definitely we saw some shifts there and, uh, you know, you and I have talked a lot about it. You know, there are problems with word counting, right? You know, and when you look at the thing and you just do a machine search, and it's like, okay, well security was mentioned 350 times or whatever, but, but the, you know, in what context?Right. Um, and, uh, our, uh, mutual admiration society, the, uh, the China Media project, uh, I thought they did an excellent piece on that sort of saying, Remember, it's the words that go around the buzzword that matter, you know, just as much. But what we can say unequivocally is that two very important touchstones that kind of explain their thinking on their perception of not only their external environment, but really kind of their internal environment, which had been in the last several political reports, now are gone. And those are this idea of China's enjoying a period of strategic opportunity and this idea that peace and development are the underlying trend of the times. And, you know, on the period of strategic opportunity, I think it's important for a couple reasons. One, just to kind of break that down for our listeners in a way that's not, you know, sort of, uh, CCP speak, , uh, the, the basic idea was that China judged that it's external security environment was sufficiently benign, that they could focus their energies on economic development.Right? So obviously that's very important. I also think it was an important governor, and I don't think I've seen anything out there talking about its absence in this, uh, political report on this topic, It was a, it was an important governor on sort of breakneck Chinese military development, sort of like the Soviet Union, right?In other words, as long as you were, you know, sort of judging that your external environment was largely benign, you. Didn't really have a justification to have a massive defense budget or to be pushy, you know, in the neighborhood, these sort of things. And people might poo poo that and sort of say, Well, you know, this is all just rhetoric and so on. No, they actually tend to Bill: Oh, that's interesting. Well, then that fits a little bit, right, Cuz they added the, the wording around strategic deterrence in the report as well  which is seen as a, you know, modernizing, expanding their nuclear forces, right?Chris: Exactly, right. So, you know, that's, uh, an important absence and the fact that, you know, the word, again, word searching, right. Um, strategic and opportunity are both in there, but they're separated and balanced by this risks and challenges, languages and, and so on. Bill: Right the language is very starkly different. Chris: Yeah. And then likewise on, on peace and development. This one, as you know, is, is even older, right? It goes back to the early eighties, I believe, uh, that it's been in, in these political reports. And, uh, you know, there again, the idea was sort of not only was this notion that peace and economic development were the dominant, you know, sort of trend internationally, globally, they would be an enduring one. You know, this idea of the trend of the times, right? Um, now that's missing. So what has replaced it in both these cases is this spirit of struggle, right? Um, and so that's a pretty stark departure and that in my mind just sort of is a real throwback to what you could call the period of maximum danger for the regime in the sixties, right? When they had just split off with the Soviets and they were still facing unremitting hostility from the west after the Korean War experience and, and so on. So, you know, there's definitely a, a decided effort there. I think also we should view the removal of these concepts as a culmination of a campaign that Xi Jinping has been on for a while.You know, as you and I have discussed many times before, from the minute he arrived, he began, I think, to paint this darker picture of the exterior environment. And he seems to have always wanted to create a sort of sense of urgency, certainly maybe even crisis. And I think a big part of that is to justifying the power grab, right? If the world outside is hostile, you need, you know, a strongman. Bill: Well that was a lot of the propaganda going into the Party of Congress about the need for sort of a navigator helmsman because know, we we're, we're closest we have ever been to the great rejuvenation, but it's gonna be really hard and we need sort of strong leadership right. It was, it was all building to that. This is why Ci needs to stay for as long as he wants to stay.Chris: and I think we saw that reflected again just the other day in this Long People's Daily piece by Ding Xuexing, right, Where he's talking again about the need for unity, the throwback, as you mentioned in your newsletter to Mao's commentary, there is not to be lost on any of us you know, the fact that the Politburo standing committee's. Uh, first field trip is out to Yan'an, right? I mean, you know, these are messages, right? The aren't coincidental.Bill: No, it, it is. The thing that's also about the report that's interesting is that while there was, speaking of word counts, there was no mention of the United States, but it certainly feels like that was the primary backdrop for this entire discussion around. So the, the shifting geopolitical, uh, assessments and this broader, you know, and I think one of the things that I, and I want to talk to as we get into this, a little bit about US China relations, but is it she has come to the conclusion that the US is implacably effectively hostile, and there is no way that they're gonna get through this without some sort of a broader struggle?Chris: I don't know if they, you know, feel that conflict is inevitable. In fact, I kind of assume they don't think that because that's pretty grim picture for them, you know? Um, but I, I do think there's this notion that. They've now had two years to observe the Biden administration. Right? And to some degree, I think it's fair to say that by certain parties in the US, Xi Jinping, maybe not Xi Jinping, but a Wang Qishan or some of these characters were sold a bit of a bag of goods, right?Oh, don't worry, he's not Trump, he's gonna, things will be calmer. We're gonna get back to dialogue and you know, so on and so forth. And that really hasn't happened. And when we look at. Um, when we look at measures like the recent, chip restrictions, which I'm sure we'll discuss at some point, you know, that would've been, you know, the, the wildest dream, right of certain members of the Trump administration to do something that, uh, that's that firm, right? So, um, I think the conclusion of the Politburo then must be, this is baked into the cake, right? It's bipartisan. Um, the earliest we'll see any kind of a turn here is 2024. I think they probably feel. Um, and therefore suddenly things like a no limits partnership with Russia, right, start to make more sense. Um, but would really makes sense in that if that is your framing, and I think it is, and you therefore see the Europeans as like a swing, right, in this equation. This should be a great visit, right, for Chancellor Scholz, uh, and uh, I can't remember if it was you I was reading or someone else here in the last day or so, but this idea that if the Chinese are smart, they would get rid of these sanctions on Bill: That was me. Well, that was in my newsletterChris: Yeah. Parliamentary leaders and you know, Absolutely. Right. You know, that's a no brainer, but. I don't think they're gonna do it , but, but you know, this idea definitely that, and, and when they talk in the political report, you know, it, it's, it's like, sir, not appearing in this film, right, from Money Python, but we know who the people who are doing the bullying, you know, uh, is and the long armed jurisdiction and , so on and so forth and all, I mean, all kidding aside, I think, you know, they will see something like the chip restrictions effectively as a declaration of economic war. I don't think that's going too far to say that.Bill: It goes to the heart of their sort of technological project around rejuvenation. I mean, it is, it is a significant. sort of set of really kind of a, I would think, from the Chinese perspective aggressive policies against them,Chris: Yeah, and I mean, enforcement will be key and we'll see if, you know, licenses are granted and how it's done. And we saw, you know, already some, some backing off there with regard to this US person, uh, restriction and so on. But, but you know, it's still pretty tough stuff. There's no two ways aboutBill: No, and I, I wonder, and I worry that here in DC. You know, where the mood is very hawkish. If, if people here really fully appreciate sort of the shift that's taking, that seems to be taking place in Beijing and how these actions are viewed.Chris: Well, I, I think that's a really, you put your hand on it really, really interesting way, Bill, because, you know, let's face it really since the Trump trade war started, right? We've all analysts, you know, pundits, uh, even businesses and government people have been sort of saying, you know, when are the Chinese gonna punch back? You know, when are they going to retaliate? Right? And we talk about rare earths and we talk about Apple and TeslaBill: They slapped some sanctions on people but they kind of a jokeChris:  And I guess what I'm saying is I kind of worry we're missing the forest from the trees. Right. You know, the, the, the work report tells us, the political report tells us how they're reacting. Right. And it is hardening the system, moving toward this fortress economy, you know, so on and so forth. And I wanna be real clear here, you know, they're not doing this just because they're reacting to the United States. Xi Jinping presumably wanted to do this all along, but I don't think we can say that the actions they perceive as hostile from the US aren't playing a pretty major role in allowing him to accelerate.Bill: Well, they called me. Great. You justifying great Accelerationist, right? Trump was called that as well, and, and that, that's what worries me too, is we're in. Kind of toxic spiral where, where they see us doing something and then they react. We see them do something and we react and, and it doesn't feel like sort of there's any sort of a governor or a break and I don't see how we figure that out.Chris: Well, I think, you know, and I'm sure we'll come to this later in our discussion, but you know, uh, yes, that's true, but you know, I'm always deeply skeptical of these inevitability memes, whether it's, you know, Thucydides trap or, you know, these other things. Last time I checked, there is something called political agency, right?In other words, leaders can make choices and they can lead if they want to, right? They have an opportunity to do so at in Bali, and you know, we'll have to see some of the, you know, early indications are perhaps they're looking at sort of a longer meeting. So that would suggest maybe there will be some discussion of some of these longstanding issues.Maybe we will see some of the usual, you know, deliverable type stuff. So there's an opportunity. I, I think one question is, can the domestic politics on either side allow for seizing that opportunity? You know, that's an open.Bill: Interesting. There's a couple things in the party constitution, which I think going into the Congress, you know, they told us they were gonna amend the Constitution. There were expectations that it, the amendments were gonna reflect an increase in Xi's power, uh, things like this, this idea of the two establishments, uh, which for listeners are * "To establish the status of Comrade Xi Jinping as the core of the Party's Central Committee and of the whole Party"* "To establish the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era"The thinking, and I, I certainly believe that, I thought that they would write that in. There was some talk that, uh, Xi Jinping Thought the longer version would be truncated to just Xi Jinping thought. that possibly he might get, a, a sort of another title like People's Leader. None of those happened. One thing that did happen, What's officially translated by the Chinese side in English as the two upholds- “Uphold the 'core' status of General Secretary Xi Jinping within the CC and “Uphold the centralized authority of the Party” those were written in. And so the question is, was there some kind of pushback or are we misreading we what mattered? And actually the two upholds are more important than the two of establishes.Chris: Well, I, and I think it, this may be a multiple choice answer, right? There might be elements of all the above in there. Uh, you know, I think it is important that he didn't get the truncation to Xi Jinping thought. You have to think that that was something he was keen on. In retrospect, it may be that it was something akin. I've always felt, you know, another thing that was on the table that didn't happen was reestablishing the party chairmanship. My view had always been he was using that largely as a bargaining chip. That, you know, in some ways it creates more trouble than it's worth you. If you're gonna have a chairman, you probably have to have vice chairman and what does that say about the succession? I mean, of course he could have, you know, a couple of geezers on there.  as vice chairman too. , But I, my view was always is he was holding that out there to trade away. Right. You know, at, at the last minute. Um, maybe that's what happened with Xi Jinping thought. I don't know.You know, uh, there have been some media articles, one of which, You and I were discussing yesterday from, uh, the Japanese, uh, publication Nikkei, you know, that suggested that, you know, the elders had, this was their last gasp, right? So the Jiang Zemins and the Zeng Qinghongs and Hu Jinataos, so on. Um, I'm a little skeptical of that. It is possible. Uh, but, um, I, I'd be a little skeptical of that. You know, it's, it's not at all clear that they had any kind of a role, you know, even at Beidaihe this year and so on, Jiang Zemin didn't even attend the Party Congress so clearly, you know, he must be pretty frail or he thought it was not with his time. You know, a little hard to say, but, you know, I kind of struggle with the notion that, you know, the 105 year old Song Ping gets up on a chair or something and starts,  starts making trouble. Right. You know, uh, the poor man's probably lucky if he stays awake during the meeting. Bill: One question, and again, because of the, just, you know, how much more opaque Chinese politics are than the really I think they've ever been. Um, but just one question. It mean, is it possible, for example, that you know, it's more important to get the personnel done. It's more, and then once you get your, you stack the central committee, you get the politburo, you get the standing committee, that these things are sort of a next phase.Chris: yeah, it's entirely possible and, and I think it, it, it does dovetail with this idea that, you know, another reflection from both the political report and the lineup in my mind, is Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry. Right? And he's kind of projected that, as you said, the great accelerator since he arrived.But I think he sees this next five years is really fundamental, right in terms of breaking through on these chokepoint technologies as they call them. You know, these sort of things. And so maybe therefore having the right people in place to handle, you know, uh, speedier policy, execution, you know, was more important.Likewise, I mean, he's sort of telegraphing, He's gonna be around for a while, right? No successor, no visible successor anywhere. Bill: A successor would need likely need five years on the standing committee. So we're looking at ten more years.Chris: Yes, exactly. And so there will be time. The other thing is, um, Xi Jinping is a, is a sort of determined fellow, right? You know, so of interest, even before the 19th Party Congress, I'd been hearing very strong rumors that the notion of lingxiu was out there, that he was contemplating it, right? And so then we see the buildup with, uh, Renmin lingxiu and so on and so forth.And, you know, it didn't happen clearly at the 19th. It didn't happen. But it doesn't mean it won't, you know, at some point. And I think it's really important also to think about, you know, We just saw a pretty serious, um, enterprise of the, you know, quote unquote norm busting, right? So what's to say that mid-course in this five years, he doesn't, uh, hold another sort of extraordinary conference of party delegates like them, Deng Xiaoping did in 1985, right, to push through some of these. You never know, right? In other words, these things don't necessarily have to happen. Just at Party Congresses. So my guess is, you know, this isn't over yet. Uh, but you know, at some level, given how the system was ramping up with those articles about Navigator and the people's leader stuff and so on, you know, that's usually a tell, and yet it didn't happen. And, and so something interesting there. Bill: now they're in the mode of, they're out with these sort of publicity, propaganda education teams where they go out throughout the country and talk about the spirit of the party Congress and push all the key messaging. Um, you know, so far none of those People's leader truncation have happened in that, which is I think an area where some people thought, Well, maybe that could sort of come after the Congress.Chris: What is interesting is it's all two establishments all the time in those discussions, so that's been very interesting since it didn't make it into the, uh, into the document. I guess the other thing is, At some level, is it sort of a distinction without a difference? You know, I, I haven't done the work on this to see, but my guess is short of, you know, the many times they've just junked the entire constitution and rewritten it, this is probably the most amendments there have been, you know, in the to at one time. You know, to the 1982 constitution, and most of them are his various buzzwords. Right. Um, and you know, I think you've been talking about this in the newsletter, there may very well be, uh, something to this issue of, you know, which is the superior thought two establishments or to upholds/safeguards?Bill: and even if the two establishes were superior and then it didn't go in, then somehow it will be theoretically flipped to what got in the ConstitutionChris: I mean, I guess the, the, the thing though where we, it's fair to say that maybe this wasn't his ideal outcome. To me, there's been a very clear and you know, structured stepwise approach on the ideology from the word go. Right? And the first was to create right out of the shoot, this notion of, you know, three eras, right?The, Mao period, Deng  and those other guys we don't talk about it anymore, period.  and Xi Jinping's new era, right? And then that was. You know, sort of crystallized right at the 19th Party Congress when you know, Xi Jinping thought for horribly long name went into the Constitution. And so, you know, the next step kind of seemed like that should be it.And as we've discussed before, you know, if he's able to get just Thought, it certainly enhances his ability to stay around for a very long time and it makes his diktats and so on even more unquestionable. But you know, you can say again, matter of prioritization. With a team where there's really no visible or other opposition, does it really matter? You know, in other words, no one's gonna be questioning his policy ideas anyway.Bill: Just an aside, but on  his inspection, the new standing committee will go on group trip right after the Party Congress and the first trip sends key messages. And group went to Yan'an, you know, they went, they went to the caves. Um, and you know, in the long readout or long CCTV report of the meeting, the visit, there was a section where the tour guide or the person introducing some of the exhibits talked about how the, the famous song, the East Is Red was,  by a person, written by the people sort of spontaneously, and it w it definitely caused some tittering about, well, what are they trying to signal for?You know, are we gonna be seeing some  Xi songs? there's some kind of really interesting signaling going on that I don't think we quite have figured out how to parse Chris: My takeaway on all this has been, I, I need to go back and do a little more book work on, you know, what was, what was the content of the seventh party Congress? What were the outcomes? I mean, I have the general sense, right? Like you, I immediately, you know, started brushing up on it. But, you know, Xi delivered a, an abridged work report. Right, A political report, which is exactly what Mao did then. I mean, in other words, they're not kidding around with the parallelism here. The question is what's the message?Bill: Just for background, at the visit last week to Yan'an, and the first spot that was in the propaganda was the, the, site of the seventh party Congress which is where…to be very simplistic, the seventh party was really moment, you know, as at the end of the Yan'am rectification came in, it was the moment where sort of Mao fully asserted his dominance throughout the system. Mao Thought etc. Right? The signaling, you could certainly, could certainly take a view that, you know, he doesn't do these things by coincidence, and this is. This is signaling both of, you know, can through anything because they, livedin caves and ended up beating the Japanese and then won the Civil War. You know this, and we can, and by the way, we have a dominant leader. I mean, there are ways, again, I'm being simplistic, but the symbolism was not, I think one that would, for example, give a lot of confidence to investors, which I think is, you know, one, one of the many reasons we've seen until the rumors earlier this week, a, pretty big selloff in the, in the Hong Kong and manland stock markets rightChris: most definitely. And I think, you know, this is the other thing about, about what I was trying to get at earlier with, uh, forest and trees, right? You know, in other words, . Um, he's been at this for a while too. You know, there's a reason why he declared a new long march right in depths of the trade war with Trump.Bill: And a new historical resolution, only the third in historyChris: Yeah. And they have been stepwise building since then. And this is the next building block.Bill: The last thought, I mean, he is 69. He's. 10 years younger than President Joe Biden. He could go, he could be around for a long timeBill: well just quickly, cause I know, uh, we don't have that much more time, but I, you say anything about your thoughts on Hu Jintao and what happened?My first take having had a father and a stepfather had dementia was, um, you know, maybe too sympathetic to the idea that, okay, he's having some sort of a senior cognitive moment. You know, you can get. easily agitated, and you can start a scene. And so therefore, was humiliating and symbolic at the end of the Communist Youth League faction, but maybe it was, it was benign as opposed to some of the other stuff going around. But I think might be wrong so I'd love your take on that.  Chris: Well, I, I think, you know, I, I kind of shared your view initially when I watched the, uh, I guess it was an AFP had the first, you know, sort of video that was out there and, you know, he appeared to be stumbling around a bit. He definitely looked confused and, you know, like, uh, what we were discussing earlier on another subject, this could be a multiple choice, you know, A and B or whatever type scenario as well.We don't know, I mean, it seems pretty well established that he has Parkinson's, I think the lead pipe pincher for me though, was that second longer one Singapore's channel, Channel News Asia put out. I mean, he is clearly tussling with Li Zhanshu about something, right. You know that that's. Yes, very clear. And you know, if he was having a moment, you know, when they finally get him up out of the chair and he seems to be kind of pulling back and so on, you know, he moves with some alacrity there,  for an 80 year old guy. Uh, I don't know if he was being helped to move quickly or he, you know, realized it was time to exit stage.Right. But I think, you know, as you said in your newsletter, I, we probably will never know. Um, but to me it looked an awful lot like an effort by Xi Jinping to humiliate him. You know, I mean, there was a reason why they brought the cameras back in at that moment, you know? Unless we believe that that just happened spontaneously in terms of Hu Jintao has his freak out just as those cameras were coming back in the stone faces of the other members of the senior leadership there on the rostrum and you know, Wand Hunting, pulling Li Zhanshu back down kind of saying basically, look buddy, this is politics, don't you don't wanna, that's not a good look for you trying to care for Hu Jintao. You know, I mean obviously something was going on, you know? No, no question. Bill: Right. And feeds into  the idea that Hu Chunhua, we all expected that he at least be on the Politburo again, and he's, he's off, so maybe something, something was going Chris: Well, I, I think what we know from observing Xi Jinping, right? We know that this is a guy who likes to keep people off balance, right? Who likes to keep the plate spinning. He, this is definitely the Maoist element of his personality, you know, whether it's strategic disappearances or this kind of stuff. And I think it's entirely plausible that he might have made some last minute switches right, to, uh, the various lists that were under consideration that caused alarm, you know, among those who thought they were on a certain list and  and no longer were.Bill: and then, and others who were smart enough to realize that if he made those switches, they better just go with it.Chris: Yeah, go along with it. Exactly. I mean, you know, in some ways the most, aside from what happened to Hu Jintao, the, the most, um, disturbing or compelling, depending on how you wanna look at it, part of that video is when Hu Jintao, you know, sort of very, um, delicately taps Li Keqiang on the shoulder. He doesn't even look at it, just keeps looking straight ahead. Uh, and that's tough. And as you pointed out in the newsletter and elsewhere, you know, how difficult must have that have been for Hu Jintao's son Hu Haifeng, who's in the audience watching this all go on? You know, it's, uh, it's tough. Bill: And then two two days later attends a meeting where he praises Xi to high heaven.Chris: Yeah, exactly. So, so if the darker narrative is accurate, I guess one thing that concerns me a bit is, as you know, well, I have never been a fan of these, uh, memes about comparing Xi Jinping to either Stalin or Mao in part because I don't see him as a whimsical guy. They were whimsical people. I think because of his tumultuous upbringing, he understands the problems with that kind of an approach to life, but this was a very ruthless act. If that more malign, you know, sort of definition is true and that I think that says something about his mentality that perhaps should concern us if that's the case. Bill: It has real implications, not just for domestic also potentially for its foreign policy.Chris: Absolutely. I mean, what it shows, right to some degree, again, man in a hurry, this is a tenacious individual, right?  if he's willing to do that. And so if you're gonna, you know, kick them in the face on chips and, you know, things like that, um, you should be taking that into consideration.Bill: And I think preparing for a more substantive response  that is more thought out and it's also, it happened, it wasn't very Confucian for all this talk Confucian definitely not. and values. One last question, and it is related is what do you make of this recent upsurge or talk in DC from various officials that PRC has accelerated its timeline to absorb Taiwan, because nothing in the public documents indicates any shift in that timeline.Chris: No. Uh, and well, first of all, do they, do they have a timeline? Right? You know, I mean, the whole idea of a timeline is kind of stupid, right? You don't, if you're gonna invade somewhere, you say, Hey, we're gonna do it on on this date. I mean, 2049. Okay. Bill: The only timeline that I think you can point to is is it the second centenary goal and, and Taiwan getting quote unquote, you know, returning Taiwan to the motherland's key to the great rejuvenation,Chris: Yeah, you can't have rejuvenation without it. Bill: So then it has to be done by 2049. 27 years, but they've never come out and specifically said 27 years or 2049. But that's what No. that's I think, is where the timeline idea comes from.Chris: Oh yes, definitely. And, and I think some confusion of. What Xi Jinping has clearly set out and reaffirmed in the political report as these important, um, operational benchmarks for the PLA, the People's Liberation Army to achieve by its hundredth anniversary in 2027. But that does not a go plan for Taiwan make, you know, And so it's been confusing to me trying to understand this. And of course, you know, I, I'm joking, but I'm not, you know, if we, if we listen now to the chief of naval operations of the US Navy, you know, like they're invading tomorrow, basically.My former colleague from the CIA, John Culver's, done some very, you know, useful public work on this for the Carnegie, where he sort his endowment, where he sort of said, you know, look, there's certain things we would have to see, forget about, you know, a D-day style invasion, any type of military action that, that you don't need intelligence methods to find out. Right. You know, uh, canceling, uh, conscription, demobilization cycles, you know, those, those sort of things. Um, we don't see that happening. So I've been trying to come to grips with why the administration seems fairly seized with this and and their public commentary and so on. What I'm confident of is there's no smoking gun you know, unlike, say the Russia piece where it appears, we had some pretty compelling intelligence. There doesn't seem to be anything that says Xi Jinping has ordered invasion plans for 2024, you know, or, or, or even 2027. Um, so I'm pretty confident that's not the case. And so then it becomes more about an analytic framework. And I, from what I can tell, it's seems to be largely based on what, uh, in, you know, the intelligence community we would call calendar-int.. calendar intelligence. In other words, you know, over the next 18 months, a lot of stuff's going to happen. We're gonna have our midterm elections next week. It's pretty likely the Republicans get at least one chamber of Congress, maybe both.That would suggest that things like the Taiwan Policy Act and, you know, really, uh, things that have, uh, Beijing's undies in a bunch, uh, you know, could really come back on, uh, the radar pretty forcibly and pretty quickly. Obviously Taiwan, nobody talks about it, but Taiwan's having municipal elections around the same time, and normally that would be a very inside Taiwan baseball affair, nobody would care. But the way that KMT ooks like they will not perform, I should say,  in those municipal elections. They could be effectively wiped out, you know, as a, as a sort of electable party in Taiwan. That's not a good news story for Beijing.And then of course we have our own presidential in 2024 and Taiwan has a presidential election in 24 in the US case.I mean, look, we could end up with a President Pompeo, right? Or a President DeSantis or others who. Been out there sort of talking openly about Taiwan independence and recognizing Taiwan. And similarly, I think whoever succeeds, uh, President Tsai in Taiwan, if we assume it will likely be a a, a Democratic Progressive party president, will almost by definition be more independence oriented.So I think the administration is saying there's a lot of stuff that's gonna get the Chinese pretty itchy, you know, over this next 18 month period. So therefore we need to be really loud in our signaling to deter. Right. And okay. But I think there's a risk with that as well, which they don't seem to be acknowledging, which is you might create a self-fulfilling prophecy.I mean, frankly, that's what really troubles me about the rhetoric. And so, for example, when Secretary Blinken last week or the before came out and said  Yeah, you know, the, the, the Chinese have given up on the status quo. I, I, I've seen nothing, you know, that would suggest that the political report doesn't suggest. Bill: They have called it a couple of times  so-called status quo.Chris: Well, Fair enough. Yeah. Okay. That's, that's fine. Um, but I think if we look at the reason why they're calling it the so-called status quo, it's because it's so called now because the US has been moving the goalposts on the status quo.Yeah. In terms of erosion of the commitment to the one China policy. And the administration can say all at once, they're not moving the goal post, but they are, I mean, let's just be honest.Bill: Now, and they have moved it more than the Trump administration did, don't you think?Chris: Absolutely. Yeah. Um, you know, no president has said previously we will defend Taiwan  multiple times. Right. You know, um, and things like, uh, you know, Democracy, someone, I mean, this comes back also to the, the framing, right, of one of the risks I think of framing the relationship as democracy versus autocracy is that it puts a very, uh, heavy incentive then for the Biden administration or any future US administration to, you know, quote unquote play the Taiwan card, right, as part of said competition.Whereas if you don't have that framing, I don't think that's necessarily as automatic. Right? In other words, if that's the framing, well Taiwan's a democracy, so we have to lean in. Right? You know? Whereas if it's a more say, you know, straight realist or national interest driven foreign policy, you might not feel that in every instance you've gotta do that,Bill: No, and and I it, that's an interesting point. And I also think too that, um, I really do wonder how much Americans care, right? And, and whether or not we're running the risk of setting something up or setting something in motion that, you know, again, it's easy to be rhetorical about it, but that we're frankly not ready to deal withChris: Well, and another thing that's interesting, right, is that, um, to that point, Some of the administration's actions, you know, that are clearly designed to show toughness, who are they out toughing? You know, in some cases it feels like they're out toughing themselves, right? I mean, obviously the Republicans are watching them and so on and all of that.Um, but you know, interesting, uh, something that came across my thought wave the other day that I hadn't really considered. We're seeing pretty clear indications that a Republican dominated Congress after the midterms may be less enthusiastic about support to Ukraine, we're all assuming that they're gonna be all Taiwan support all the time.Is that a wrong assumption? You know, I mean, in other words, Ukraine's a democracy, right? And yet there's this weird strain in the Trumpist Wing of the Republican party that doesn't wanna spend the money. Right. And would that be the case for Taiwan as well? I don't know, but you know, the point is, I wonder if the boogieman of looking soft is, is sort of in their own heads to some degree.And, and even if it isn't, you know, sometimes you have to lead. Bill: it's not clear the allies are listening. It doesn't sound like the Europeans would be on board withChris: I think very clearly they're not. I mean, you know, we're about to see a very uncomfortable bit of Kabuki theater here, aren't we? In the next couple of days with German Chancellor Sholz going over and, um, you know, if you, uh, read the op-ed he wrote in Politico, you know, it's, it's painful, right? You can see him trying to, uh, Trying to, uh, you know, straddle the fence and, and walk that line.And, and obviously there are deep, deep divisions in his own cabinet, right? You know, over this visit, the foreign minister is publicly criticizing him, you know, and so on. So I think this is another aspect that might be worrisome, which is the approach. You know, my line is always sort of a stool, if it's gonna be stable, needs three legs, right.And on US-China relations, I think that is, you know, making sure our own house is in order. Domestic strengthening, these guys call it, coordinating with allies and partners, certainly. But then there's this sort of talking to the Chinese aspect and through a policy, what I tend to call strategic avoidance, we don't.Talk to them that much. So that leg is missing. So then those other two legs need to be really strong. Right. Um, and on domestic strengthening, Okay. Chips act and so on, that's good stuff. On allies and partners, there seems to be a bit of an approach and I think the chip restrictions highlight this of, look, you're either for us or against us.Right? Whereas I think in, you know, the good old Cold War I, we seem to be able to understand that a West Germany could do certain things for us vis-a-vis the Soviets and certain things they couldn't and we didn't like it and we complained, but we kind of lived with it, right? If we look at these chip restrictions, it appears the administration sort of said, Look, we've been doing this multilateral diplomacy on this thing for a year now, it's not really delivering the goods. The chips for framework is a mess, so let's just get it over with and drag the allies with us, you know? Um, and we'll see what ramifications that will have.Bill: Well on that uplifting note, I, I think I'm outta questions. Is there anything else you'd like to add?Chris: Well, I think, you know, something just to consider is this idea, you know, and maybe this will help us close on a more optimistic note. Xi Jinping is telling us, you know, he's hardening the system, he's, he's doing this fortress economy thing and so on. But he also is telling us, I have a really difficult set of things I'm trying to accomplish in this five years.Right? And that may mean a desire to signal to the us let's stabilize things a bit, not because he's having a change of heart or wants a fundamental rapprochement, so on and so forth. I don't think that's the case, but might he want a bit of room, right? A breathing room. Bill: Buy some time, buy some spaceChris: Yeah, Might he want that? He might. You know, and so I think then a critical question is how does that get sorted out in the context of the negotiations over the meeting in Bali, if it is a longer meeting, I think, you know, so that's encouraging for that. Right. To some degree. I, I, I would say, you know, if we look at what's just happened with the 20th party Congress and we look at what's about to happen, it seems with our midterms here in the United States, Who's the guy who's gonna be more domestically, politically challenged going into this meeting, and therefore have less room to be able to seize that opportunity if it does exist.Exactly. Because I, I think, you know, the, the issue is, The way I've been framing it lately, you know, supposedly our position is the US position is strategic competition and China says, look, that's inappropriate, and we're not gonna sign onto it and forget it.You know, my own view is we kind of have blown past strategic competition where now in what I would call strategic rivalry, I think the chip restrictions, you know, are, are a giant exclamation point, uh, under that, you know, and so on. And my concern is we're kind of rapidly headed toward what I would call strategic enmity.And you know, that all sounds a bit pedantic, but I think that represents three distinct phases of the difficulty and the relationship. You know, strategic enmity is the cold, the old Cold War, what we had with the Soviets, right? So we are competing against them in a brass tax manner across all dimensions. And if it's a policy that, you know, hurts us, but it hurts them, you know, 2% more we do it, you know, kind of thing. I don't think we're there yet. And the meeting offers an opportunity to, you know, arrest the travel from strategic rivalry to strategic enmity. Let's see if there's something there/Bill: And if, and if we don't, if it doesn't arrest it, then I think the US government at least has to do a much better job of explaining to the American people why we're headed in this direction and needs  to do a much better job with the allies cuz because again, what I worry about is we're sort of heading down this path and it doesn't feel like we've really thought it through.You know, there are lots of reasons  be on this path, but there's also needs to be a much more of a comprehensive understanding of the, of the costs and the ramifications and the solutions and have have an actual sort of theory of the case about how we get out the other side of this in a, in a better way.Chris: Yeah, I think that's important. I want to be real, um, fair to the administration. You know, they're certainly more thoughtful and deliberative than their predecessor. Of course, the bar was low, but, um, you know, they, they seem to approach these things in a pretty. Dedicated and careful manner. And I think they really, you know, take, take things like, uh, looking at outbound investment restrictions, you know, my understanding is they have been, you know, seeking a lot of input about unintended consequences and so on. But then you look at something like the chips piece and it just seems to me that those in the administration who had been pushing for, you know, more there for some time, had a quick moment where they basically said, look, this thing's not working with multilaterally, Let's just do it, you know? And then, oh, now we're seeing the second and third and other order consequences of it. And the risk is that we wind up, our goal is to telegraph unity to Beijing and shaping their environment around them as the administration calls it. We might be signaling our disunity, I don't know, with the allies, and obviously that would not be a good thingBill: That's definitely a risk. Well, thanks Chris. It's always great to talk to you and Thank you for listening to the occasional Sinocism podcast. Thank you, Chris.Chris: My pleasure. Sinocism is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit sinocism.com/subscribe

Kvartal
Inläst: Partiet styr Kinas historia för att kontrollera framtiden

Kvartal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 17:38


Yan'an står för personkult och kamp – det borde vara en väckarklocka för världen att Xi Jinping nu åker dit. Den tredje delen av Ola Wongs artikelserie om Kina efter partikongressen handlar om Kommunistpartiets historiebruk. Han läser även konstnären Ai Weiweis strålande memoarer, som beskriver det höga priset men även lyckan i att ta strid mot partiets minnesförstörare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

It's About DAMN Time!
I'm Not Intimidating, You're Intimidated: How To Date A Woman In Corporate America

It's About DAMN Time!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 62:15


This week I am talking to Friend and Ascender of the Corporate Ladder...Ayan Martin Ayan is a Global Procurement Strategist that provides leadership and procurement strategy guidance for the Marketing organization at HP Inc. Ayan and I talk the struggles of women in Corporate America face when it comes to dating. It is not easy for these shot caller...Did I just say shot callers?! Yikes! We discuss personal dating struggles and misconceptions about successful, career oriented women. Plus "Yan" gives her personal red and green flags for dating a woman in Corporate America. All of this and so much more...It's About DAMN Time! Follow Ayan on Linkedin → https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayanmartin (here) Follow Ayan on IG → https://www.instagram.com/martini_and_vine/ (here) Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, IG, & more → https://direct.me/dawholedamnshow (@DaWholeDamnShow) Follow this on Facebook, Twitter, IG, & more → https://direct.me/itsaboutdamntimepod (@ItsAboutDamnTimePod) Damn University Merch now available click link → https://my-store-baeb94.creator-spring.com/ (Here)

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
Jake Paul, Sean O'Malley, Katie Taylor, Sean Brady, Tommy Fury, Sayif Saud, and more

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 221:21


Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman around (5:48) discuss Jake Paul's latest win over Anderson Silva, the people calling the fight fixed, and what's next for Paul. Tommy Fury around (21:34) discusses Jake Paul's decision win over Anderson Silva, whether Paul's performance was impressive, the reason Paul vs. Fury fell apart, why Paul would be an easy fight, his upcoming fight against Paul Bamba, why he'd beat Paul and KSI in the same night, why Paul's Canelo callout is clickbait, and more. Katie Taylor around (40:51) discusses her unanimous decision win over Karen Elizabeth Carabajal, the pressure on her as a big favorite, why her next fight should be at Croke Park, whether that fight needs to be Amanda Serrano, why Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn need to squash their beef to get the Amanda Serrano rematch done, and more. Ariel Helwani around (57:35) discusses what happened between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul's camp during fight night. Also, GC looks back at past bets. Fortis MMA coach Sayif Saud around (1:17:22) discusses Uriah Hall's performance against Le'Veon Bell, if Hall will continue to box, if Hall can beat Jake Paul, ‘funky' judging, open scoring, cornering fighters, and more. Sean Brady around (1:42:31) discusses his loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 280, the pressure of being undefeated, how he dealt with the loss, how he's mixing things up with training, nasty messages from the fans, when he would like to return, and more. Sean O'Malley around (1:58:12) discusses his win over Petr Yan at UFC 280, what rounds he won, how tough Yan was, if a title shot is next, facing Henry Cejudo, O'Malley vs. Chito Vera 2, Jake Paul's performance, and more. Ariel, GC and NewYorkRic around (2:27:23) debate who is the GOAT and rankings. Jake Paul around (3:07:42) discusses his big win over Anderson Silva, how surreal the fight was, Silva's antics during the fight, why body shots were the difference in the fight, whether he was surprised by the boos, his thoughts heading into the eighth round, the reaction he's gotten from the fight, accusations of the result being rigged, whether he's interested in fighting Tommy Fury, why Nate Diaz is an easier opponent than Silva, a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather, and more. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
Podcast #102: Mount Bohemia Owner, Founder, & President Lonie Glieberman

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 104:05 Very Popular


To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on Oct. 26. It dropped for free subscribers on Oct. 29. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoLonie Glieberman, President of Mount Bohemia, MichiganRecorded onOctober 21, 2022About Mount BohemiaClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Lonie GliebermanPass affiliations: NoneReciprocal pass partners (view full list here):* 3 days each at Bogus Basin, Mission Ridge, Great Divide, Lee Canyon, Pine Creek, White Pine, Sleeping Giant, Mt. Spokane, Eaglecrest, Eagle Point* 2 days each at Porcupine Mountains; Crystal Mountain, Michigan; Giants Ridge; Hurricane Ridge* 1 day each at Brundage, Treetops, Whitecap Mountains, Ski Brule, Snowstar* Free midweek skiing March 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, and 24-25 at Caberfae when staying at slopeside MacKenzie LodgeLocated in: Mohawk, MichiganClosest neighboring ski areas: Mont Ripley (46 minutes), Porcupine Mountains (2 hours), Ski Brule (2 hours, 34 minutes), Snowriver (2 hours, 35 minutes), Keyes Peak (2 hours, 36 minutes), Marquette Mountain (2 hours, 40 minutes), Big Powderhorn (2 hours, 43 minutes), Mt. Zion (2 hours, 45 minutes), Pine Mountain (2 hours, 49 minutes), Whitecap (3 hours, 8 minutes).Base elevation: 600 feetSummit elevation: 1,500 feetVertical drop: 900 feetSkiable Acres: 585Average annual snowfall: 273 inchesTrail count: 147 (24% double-black, 49% black, 20% intermediate, 7% beginner)Lift count: 2 lifts, 4 buses (1 double, 1 triple - view Lift Blog's of inventory of Mount Bohemia's lift fleet)Bohemia has one of the most confusing trailmaps in America, so here's an overhead view by Mapsynergy. This displays the main mountain only, and does not include Little Boho, but you can clearly see where Haunted Valley sits in relation to the lifts:Here's an older version, from 2014, that does not include Little Boho or the newer Middle Earth section, but has the various zones clearly labelled:Why I interviewed himImagine: America's wild north. Hours past everything you've ever heard of. Then hours past that. A peninsula hanging off a peninsula in the middle of the largest lake on Earth. There, a bump on the topo map. Nine hundred feet straight up. The most vert in the 1,300-mile span between Bristol and Terry Peak. At the base a few buildings, a cluster of yurts, a green triple chair crawling up the incline.Here, at the end of everything, skiers find almost nothing. As though the voyage to road's end had cut backward through time. No snowguns. No groomers. No rental shop. No ski school. No Magic Carpet. No beginner runs. No beginners. A lift and a mountain, and nothing more.Nothing but raw and relentless terrain. All things tucked away at the flash-and-bling modern resort made obvious. Glades everywhere, top to bottom, labyrinthian and endless, hundreds of acres deep. Chutes. Cliffs. Bumps. Terrain technical and twisting. No ease in. No run out. All fall line.To the masses this is nightmare skiing, the sort of stacked-obstacle elevator shaft observed from the flat shelf of green-circle groomers. To the rest of us – the few of us – smiling wanly from the eighth seat of a gondola car as ya'lling tourists yuck about the black diamonds they just windshield-wipered back to Corpus Christi – arrival at Mount Bohemia is a sort of surrealist dream. It can't be real. This place. Everything grand about skiing multiplied. Everything extraneous removed. Like waking up and discovering all food except tacos and pizza had gone away. Delicious entrees for life.And the snow. The freeze-thaws, the rain, the surly guttings of New England winters barely touch Boho. The lake-effect snowtrain – two to eight inches, nearly every day from December to March – erases these wicked spells soon after their rare castings. And the snow piles up: 273 inches on average, and more than 300 inches in three of the past five seasons. In 2022, Boho skied into May for the third time in the past decade.There is no better ski area. For skiers whose lifequest is to roll as one with the mountain as the mountain was formed. Those weary of cat-tracks and Rangers coats splaying wobbly across the corduroy and bunched human bowling pins and the spectacular price of everything. Boho's season pass is $109. Ninety-nine dollars if you can do without Saturdays. It's loaded with reciprocal days at nearly two dozen partners. It's a spectacular bargain and a spectacular find. At once dramatic and understated, wide-open and closely kept, rowdy and sublime, Mount Bohemia is the ski area that skiers deserve. And it is the ski area that the Midwest – one of the world's great ski cultures – deserves. There is nothing else like Mount Bohemia in America, and there's really nothing else like it anywhere.What we talked aboutOctober snow in the UP; how much snow Boho needs to open; “we can get five feet in December in a matter of days”; why the great Sugar Loaf, Michigan ski area failed and why it's likely never coming back; a journey through the Canadian Football League; what running a football team and running a ski area have in common; “Narrow the focus, strengthen the brand”; wild rumors of a never-developed ski area in the Keweenaw Peninsula overheard on a Colorado chairlift; sleuthing pre-Google; the business case for a ski area with no beginner terrain; “it's not just the size, it's the pitch”; bringing Bohemia to improbable life; the most important element to Bohemia as a viable business; how to open a ski area when you've never worked at a ski area; community opposition materializes – “I still to this day don't know why they were mad”; winning the referendum to build the resort; how locals feel about Boho today; industry reaction to a ski area with no grooming, no snowmaking, and no beginner terrain; “you actually have created the stupidest ski resort of all time”; the long history of established companies missing revolutionary products; dead-boring 1990s Michigan skiing; the slow early days with empty lifts spinning all day long; learning from failure to push through to success; the business turning point; Bohemia's $99 season pass; the kingmaking power of the lost ski media; the state of Boho 22 years in; “nothing is ever as important as adding more and new terrain”; why Bohemia raised the price of its season pass by $10 for 2022-23; breaking down Boho's pass fees; the two-year and lifetime passes; why the one-day annual season pass sale is now a 10-day annual season pass sale; why the ski area no longer sells season passes outside of its $99 pass sales window; protecting the Saturday experience; could we see a future with no lift tickets?; the potential of a Bohemia single-day lift ticket costing more than a season pass; “reward your season ticket holders”; the mountain's massive reciprocal ticket network; the Indy Pass and why it wouldn't work for Bohemia; the return of Fast Pass lanes; “we have to be very careful that Bohemia is a place for all people that are advanced or expert skiers”; why Bohemia's frontside triple functions as a double; what could replace the triple and when it could happen; considering the carpet-load; what sort of lift we could see in Haunted Valley; whether we could ever see a lift in Outer Limits; a possible second frontside lift; where a lift would go on Little Boho and how it could connect to and from the parking lot; why surface lifts probably wouldn't work at Bohemia; what sort of lift could replace the double; whether the current lifts could be repurposed elsewhere on the mountain; what Bohemia could look like at full terrain build-out; the potential of Voodoo Mountain and what it would take to see a lift over there; whether Voodoo could become a Bluebird Backcountry-style uphill-only ski area; why it will likely remain a Cat-skiing hill for the foreseeable future; sizing up the terrain between Bohemia and Voodoo; where to find the new glades coming to Bohemia this season; the art of glading; breaking down the triple-black-diamond Extreme Backcountry; why serious injuries have been rare in Bohemia's rowdiest terrain; the extreme power of the Lake Superior snowbelt; Bohemia's magical snow patterns; why the Bohemia business model couldn't work in most places; whether Bohemia could ever install limited snowmaking and why it may never need it; how a mountain in Michigan without snowmaking can consistently push the season into May; “Bohemia is a community first and a ski area second”; why Bohemia is more like a 1960s European ski resort than anything in North America; and Bohemia's stint running the Porcupine Mountains ski area and why it ultimately pulled out of the arrangement.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewIt may be the most-repeated trope on The Storm Skiing Podcast: “skiing is a capital-intensive business.” It's true. Scope the battle corps of snow cannons lined hundreds deep along resort greens and blues, the miles of subsurface piping that feed them, the pump houses, the acres-big manmade ponds that anchor the whole system. The frantic rental centers with gear racked high and deep like a snowy Costco. The battalions of Snowcats, each costing more than a house. The snowmobiles. The cavernous day lodges. The shacks and Centers and chalets. And the chairlifts. How much does a chairlift cost? The price seems to increase daily. Operators generally guard these numbers, but Windham told me in March that their new 389-vertical-foot D-line detachable quad will cost $5 million. Again: more than a house. More than a neighborhood. And that's before you turn the thing on.But what if you get rid of the, um, capital? What if you build a ski resort like Old Man MacGregor did in 19-aught-7? Find a snowy hill and point to it and say, “there's my ski area, Sonny, go do yourself some ski'in. Just gimme a nickel and get the hell out of my face so's I can kill me a chicken for supper.”OK, so Boho stood up a pair of modern (used) chairlifts instead of MacGregor's ropetow slung through a Model-T engine, but its essential concept echoes that brash and freewheeling bygone America: A lift and a mountain. Go skiing.This isn't supposed to be good enough. You need Magic Carpets and vast lineups of matching-jacket ski instructors and “impeccably groomed” trails. A place where Grandpa Earl and Earl Jr. and Earl Jr. Jr. can bond over the amazing logistical hassles of family skiing and enjoy $150 cups of chili together in the baselodge.But over the past two decades, the minimalist ski area has emerged as one of skiing's best ideas. It can't work everywhere, of course, and it can't work for everyone. This is a complement to, and not a replacement for, the full-service ski resort. If you've never skied and you show up at Bohemia to go skiing, you're either going to end up disappointed or hospitalized, and perhaps both. This is a ski area for skiers, for the ones who spend all day at Boyne peaking off the groomers into the trees, looking for lines.There is a market for this. Look west, to Silverton, Colorado, where an antique Yan double – Mammoth's old Chair 15 – rises 1,900 vertical feet and drops skiers onto a 26,000-acre mecca of endless untracked pow. Or Bluebird Backcountry, also in Colorado, which has no chairlifts but marked runs rising off a minimalist base area, a launch point for Uphill Bro's bearded adventures. Neither pull the sorts of Holy Calamity mobs that increasingly define I-70 skiing, but both appear to be sustainable niche businesses.Of the three, Bohemia appeals the most to the traditional resort skier. Silverton is big and exposed and scary, a beacon-and-shovel-required-at-all-times kind of place. Bluebird is a zone in which to revel and to ponder, as much a shuffling hike as it is a day on skis. Boho skis a lot like the vast off-piste zones of Alta and Snowbird, with their infinite choose-your-own-adventure lines, entire acres-wide faces and twisting forests all ungroomed. Both offer a resort experience: high-speed lifts, (a few) groomed boulevards, snowguns blasting near the base. But that's not the point of Little Cottonwood Canyon. I skied Chip's Run once. It sucks. I can't imagine the person who shows up at Snowbird and laps this packed boulevard of milquetoast skiing. This is where you go for raw, unhinged skiing on bountiful and ever-refilling natural snow. For decades this was Utah-special, or Western-special, the sort of experience that was impossible to find in the Midwest. Then came Bohemia, with a different story to tell, a version of the Out West wild-nasty in the least likely place imaginable.What I got wrongIn discussing a possible skin/ski between Mount Bohemia and Voodoo Mountain – where Boho runs a small Cat-skiing operation – I compared the four-mile trek between them to the oft-skied route between Bolton Valley and Stowe, which sit five miles apart in the Vermont wilderness. The drive, I noted, was “about an hour.” In optimal conditions, it's actually right around 40 minutes. With wintertime traffic and weather, it can be double that or longer.I also accidentally said that the new name for the ski area formerly known as Big Snow, Michigan was “Snowbasin.” Which was kinda dumb of me. But then like 30 seconds later I said the actual name, “Snowriver,” so you're just gonna have to let that one go.Why you should ski Mount BohemiaMidwest skiing in the ‘90s was defined largely by what it wasn't. And what it wasn't was interesting in any way. I use this word a lot: “interesting” terrain. What I mean by that is anything other than wide-open groomed runs. And in mid-90s Michigan, that's all there was. Bumps were rare. Glades, nonexistent. Powder unceremoniously chewed up in the groom. The nascent terrain parks were branded as “snowboard parks,” no skiers allowed. A few ski areas actively ignored skiers poaching these early ramps and halfpipes – Nub's Nob was especially generous. But many more chased us away, leaving us to hunt the trail's edge in search of the tiniest knolls and drop-offs to carry us airborne.It didn't have to be this way. As often as I could, I would wake up at 4 and drive north across the border into Ontario. There lay Searchmont, a natural terrain park, a whole side of the mountain ungroomed and wild, dips and drops and mandatory 10-foot airs midtrial. Why had no one in Michigan hacked off even a portion of their Groomeramas for this sort of freeride skiing?In those years I visited friends at Michigan Tech, forty-five minutes south of where Bohemia now stands, each January. Snow always hip-high along the sidewalks, more falling every day. One afternoon we drove north out of Houghton, along US 41, into the hills rising along the Keweenaw Peninsula. Somewhere in the wilderness, we stopped. Climbed. Unimaginable quantities of snow devouring us like quicksand at every step. In descent, leaping off cliffs and rocks, sliding down small, steep chutes.We did not bring skis that day. But the terrain, I thought, would have been wildly appropriate for a certain sort of unhinged ski experience. Like a super-Searchmont. Wilder and bigger and rowdier. We could call it “The Realm of Stu's Extreme Ski Resort,” I joked with my friend on the long drive home.But I didn't think anyone would actually do it. The ski areas of Michigan seemed impossibly devoted to the lifeless version of skiing that catered to the intermediate masses. When Boho opened in 2000, I couldn't believe it was real. I still barely do. Live through a generation or two, and you begin to appreciate impermanence, and how names carry through time but what they mean evolves. The Michigan ski areas that once offered one and only one specific type of skiing have, as I noted in my podcast conversation with Nub's Nob General Manager Ben Doornbos a couple weeks ago, gotten much more adept at creating what I call a balanced mountain. Boyne, The Highlands, Caberfae – all deliver a far more satisfying product than they did 25 years ago.Boho drove at least some of this change. Suddenly, an expert skier had real options in the Midwest. Not that they new it at first – Glieberman recalls the dead, dark days of the ski area's first few seasons. But that's over. Bohemia is, on certain days, maxed out, in desperate need of more lifts and a touch fewer skiers – the famous $99 pass will increase to $109 this season for anyone who wants to ski Saturdays. The place works, as a concept, as a culture, as a magnet for expert skiers.Most ski areas, if you look closely enough, exist to serve some nearby population center. There are only a few that are good enough that they thrive in spite of their location, that skiers will drive past a dozen other ski areas to hit. Telluride. Taos. Jay Peak. Sugarloaf. Add Bohemia to this category. And add it to your list. No matter where you ski, this one is worth the pilgrimage.Podcast Notes* Glieberman references the book 22 Immutable Laws of Branding  - specifically its calls to “narrow your focus, strengthen your brand.” Here's the Amazon listing.* We don't get into this extensively, but Lonie mentions Mount Bohemia TV. This is an amazing series of shorts exploring Boho life and culture. Here's a sampling, but you can watch them all here.More Bohemia* A Vermonter visits Boho* A Ski magazine visit to Porcupine Mountains – a state-owned ski area – when Glieberman ran it in the mid-2000s.* A Powder Q&A with Glieberman.* I'm not the only one who's amazed with this place. Paddy O'Connell, writing in Powder seven years ago:Midwestern powder skiing is alive and real. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the home of the greatest grassroots ski resort in North America, Mount Bohemia. Storms swell over Lake Superior and slam their leeward winds on to the UP all winter long. Endless exploration is waiting up north through the treed ruggedness of Haunted Valley and the triple black Extreme Backcountry. The resort prides itself on being almost 100 percent unmarked and nearly devoid of ropes. The terrain is fun and adventurous and the bounty of snow is remarkable. Keweenaw County uses a 30-foot snow stake to measure season totals, and is currently measuring just under 25 feet. While my friends out West have been mountain biking and crack climbing, I have been slashing creek beds and frozen waterfalls, chomping on frosty Midwestern face shots. Yes, they exist here and in abundance in Michigan. The folklore is factual—all true skiers need to ski Mount Bohemia.* Boho was, amazingly, once part of the Freedom Pass reciprocal lift-ticket coalition, which grants season pass holders three days each at partner resorts. These days, Boho manages its own corps of reciprocals. This is an incredible list for a $99 ($133 with fees) season pass:Voodoo MountainPerhaps the most compelling piece of the Bohemia story is that the ski area is nowhere near built out. The mountain adds new terrain pretty much every year - Glieberman details the locations of three new glade runs in the podcast. But four miles due north through the wilderness - or 16 miles and 30 minutes by car - sits Voodoo Mountain, a three-mile-wide snowtrap that currently hosts Boho's catskiing operation. They even have a trailmap:Those cut runs occupy just 125 acres, but Voodoo encompasses 1,800 acres across four peaks on a 700-foot vertical drop. Glieberman tells me on the podcast that a 1970s concept scoped out a sprawling resort with 22 chairlifts (if anyone is in possession of this concept map, please email me a copy). The terrain, Glieberman says, is not as rowdy or as singular as Boho's, but Voodoo averages more annual snowfall - 300-plus inches - and its terrain faces north, meaning it holds snow deep into spring. Here's another map, currently posted at the resort, showing conceptual future build-outs at Voodoo:The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 117/100 in 2022, and number 363 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email skiing@substack.com.The Storm is exploring the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe

Slip The Jab
Episode 147: UFC 280 Makhachev vs. Oliveira Recap • Kattar vs. Allen Preview • Paul vs. Silva Preview

Slip The Jab

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 148:09


On this episode of Slip The Jab, the UFC has a new light weight champ, and his name is Islam Makhachev. We dissect Islam's weight-in and Ian has suspicions, Lino believes Aljo does himself "no favors", we reveal our cards for O'Malley vs. Yan, and give our Slip Picks and Ianalysis for UFC Vegas 63; Calvin Kattar vs. Arnold Allen. We also play the biggest and smallest bag, preview Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, announce this weeks banger alerts, and end with our Halloween special Post Fight Song of the Week. Support the showSupport the show (https://slipthejabpodcast.com/support-the-show)VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://slipthejabpodcast.comSLIP THE JAB MERCH: https://slipthejabpodcast.com/shopALSO AVAILABLE ON:Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/STJSpotifyApple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/STJApplePodcastsFOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Twitter: https://twitter.com/s...

Against All Odds with Cousin Sal (Extra Points Edition)
Monday Night Recap, World Series Breakdown, More NBA Futures

Against All Odds with Cousin Sal (Extra Points Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 57:55 Very Popular


Sal and the DG3 dive right into the recap of the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Patriots that featured Mac Jones being replaced by Bailey Zappe. The crew was surprised that the Patriots' defense did not show up to defend the run against the Bears.  Next, they preview the World Series matchup between the Phillies and Astros where they give out their series and MVP picks. They then break down more futures for the NBA including who will have the best record. Finally, they wrap it up with betaches that featured an unexplainable judge's decision between Yan and O'Malley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas
Makhachev submits Oliveira | O'Malley over Yan | Sterling over Dillashaw | Crawford Spence Is Off

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 105:31


Teddy Atlas and co-host Ken Rideout breakdown UFC 280 with Islam Makhachev submitting Charles Oliveira, Aljamain Sterling dominating an injured TJ Dillashaw, Sean O'Malley getting a controversial decision over Petr Yan, and more from the UFC card. They also discuss disappointing news about Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr fights. Thanks for being with us. The best way to support is to subscribe, share the episode and check out our sponsors: Olipop - https://drinkolipop.com/ -- code "ATLAS" Athletic Greens - https://athleticgreens.com/atlas Feel Free - https://botanictonics.com/ -- code "ATLAS" SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/teddyatlas1 Timestamps: 00:00 Intro / ShoBox Card in Atlantic City 19:35 Muhammad vs Brady 24:45 Poirier vs Chandler 28:00 Dariush vs Gamrot 33:20 O'Malley vs Yan 50:30 Sterling vs Dillashaw 1:06:00 Makhachev vs Oliveira 1:15:40 Makhachev vs Volkanovski 1:24:15 Crawford Spence News TEDDY'S AUDIOBOOK Amazon/Audible: https://amzn.to/32104DR iTunes/Apple: https://apple.co/32y813r THE FIGHT T-SHIRTS https://teddy-atlas.myshopify.com/ TEDDY'S SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter - http://twitter.com/teddyatlasreal Instagram - http://instagram.com/teddy_atlas THE FIGHT WITH TEDDY ATLAS SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram - http://instagram.com/thefightWTA Twitter - http://twitter.com/thefightwta Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFightwithTeddyAtlas Big thanks to VHS collection for intro music. More on VHS Collection here: http://www.vhscollection.com/. Thanks for tuning in. Please be sure to subscribe! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ninja Rob
Unicycles are inefficient

Ninja Rob

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 96:41


On episode 177 Marco, Tim, and JB debate the value of the weekly check in and we recap the big fights from UFC 280 between Oliviera and Makhachev, Yan and O'malley, and Dilishaw vs Sterling. We talk about UFC fighters being prohibited from gambling on all fights, should slap fighting be added to UFC events, bears vs wrestlers, a bouncy ball vs Unicycle, and we answer questions about sambo vs bjj in grappling and MMA, our current and all time dream match ups in mma and grappling, what moments led us to our life long martial arts journey, and what were our shittiest jobs.

Bet and Collect
UFC 280 Recap & Fight Night Betting Preview | Pound For Pound Picks | Tuesday, October 25th

Bet and Collect

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 21:14


On today's "Pound For Pound Picks," Joe Osborne and TommyFreezePops dove into the latest odds, best bets, props and trends across the UFC landscape!TOPICS:• Oliveira vs. Makhachev recap and what's next for Makhachev? (01:25)• Dillashaw vs. Sterling recap. Cejudo next for Sterling? (05:00)• Yan robbed vs. O'Malley. Marlon Vera next for O'Malley? (07:20)• Best bet for Kattar vs. Allen this weekend (13:45)• Cortes Acosta vs. Vanderaa (15:00)• Hawes vs. Dolidze (16:20)• Quick lookahead to Mark Madsen's next fight (17:00)Follow @VegasInsiderPod on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VegasInsiderPod*timestamps could be impacted by automatic ad placement

Hizmetten
And olsun, biz dişimizi sıkıp sabredeceğiz | M.Fethullah Gülen Hocaefendi

Hizmetten

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 5:46


Bu video 21/08/2016 tarihinde yayınlanan "TEVEKKÜL İÇİNDE SABREDECEĞİZ!.." isimli bamtelinden alınmıştır. Tamamı burada: https://www.herkul.org/bamteli/bamtel... “Bu, dilediği kimselere Allah'ın lütfedeceği bir ihsanıdır.” Allah'ın “fazl”ı, O'nun ekstradan lütfetmesi demektir. Hazreti Pîr Mektubat'ta bir yerde, ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ “Bu, dilediği kimselere Allah'ın lütfedeceği bir ihsanıdır.” (Hadid, 57/21) beyanına işaret ediyor. Yani, niye kendinden biliyorsun? ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ Allah, bunu, dilediğine verir. Cenâb-ı Hak, size bir ilham veriyorsa, bir ihtarda bulunuyorsa, bir iş yaptırtıyorsa, bir şey konuşturuyorsa, ذَلِكَ فَضْلُ اللهِ يُؤْتِيهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ Arkadaşlarımız, cennete girme mevzuunda, o tabiri kullanıyorlar ama istiğrab edilecek bir şey değil. Cenâb-ı Hakk'ın fazlı olmadan kimse cennete giremez. O, “ekstradan bir lütuf” demektir. En küçük, zerre kadar bile karşılığı takdim edilmemiş bir lütuf, bir ihsan, bir ulûfe-i şahane demektir. Cennet'e yalnızca ekstra lütufla, sadece Allah'ın fazlıyla girilebileceğini beyan eden Rasûl-i Ekrem Efendimiz'e “Sen de mi ey Allah'ın Rasûlü?” denilince, En Doğru Sözlü İnsan وَلاَ أَنَا، إلاَّ أنْ يَتَغَمَّدَنِيَ اللهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْهُ وَفَضْلٍ “Evet, Allah'ın fazlı ve rahmeti olmazsa, beni sarıp sarmalamazsa, ben de cennete giremem!” buyuruyor. Sana kurban olayım; hem tevazuuna kurban olayım, hem hakikate tercüman olmana kurban olayım!.. Sen öyle deyince, a be imamım, ben arkadan nasıl düşünmeliyim?!. وَمَا لَنَا أَلاَّ نَتَوَكَّلَ عَلَى اللهِ وَقَدْ هَدَانَا سُبُلَنَا “Hem niye Allah'a dayanıp güvenmeyelim ki, takip etmemiz gereken yollara bizi ileten O'dur.” Sebil değil, sübül; yol değil, yollar. Çağlara göre, bir yönüyle zamanın gerektirdiği yorumlara göre, insanların idrak ve irfan ufuklarına göre, farklı farklı zamanlarda, semadan farklı farklı mesajlar sağanağı gelmiştir. Dolayısıyla burada bir de “sübül” سُبُل denerek bu husus vurgulanıyor. Başka bir yerde, وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا “Bizim uğrumuzda gayret gösterip mücahede edenlere (kendisini mücahedeye adamışlara) elbette muvaffakiyet yollarımızı gösteririz.” (Ankebut, 29/69) Yan, “katele” yerine “câhede” ifadesini kullanarak diyeyim: “Nam-ı Celîl-i İlâhî'nin yeryüzünde şehbal açıp dalgalanması uğrunda mücâhede eden insan Allah yolundadır.” İşte “Biz o Allah yolunda mücahede ehlini farklı farklı yollara hidayet ederiz” buyuruyor Cenâb-ı Hak. Farklı farklı yollar.. mizaca göre, mezâka göre, mezhebe göre, anlayışa göre… Usul'de müttehid fakat detayda, teferruatta, zamanın yorumunu yanına alan farklı farklı yollar… O kadar çok yollar açarız ki onlara, hangisinden yürürlerse yürüsünler, Allah'a ulaşırlar. Hazreti Nuh yolundan, Hazreti İbrahim yolundan, Hazreti Musa yolundan, Hazreti İsa yolundan, Hazreti Davud yolundan, Hazreti Süleyman yolundan… Ve makam-ı cem'in sahibi Hazreti Rasûl-i Zîşân yolundan, Allah'a ulaşırlar.

Now Mind You Podcast
Now Mind You Podcast Episode 42 Combat

Now Mind You Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 32:09


Originally recorded October 23rd, 2022. Welcome back to the Now Mind You Podcast with your blerd hosts Matt & TJ & Bryce! Check out this week's combat sports roundup! Spoilers ahead! 0:00 - Intro Combat Roundup MMA 0:36 - UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev 2:08 -Chookagian vs Fiorot 5:44 - Dariush vs Gamrot 11:51 - Yan vs O'Malley 19:11 - Sterling vs Dillashaw 24:29 - Oliveira vs Makhachev 30:56 - Conclusion

Combat Conversations
Episode 34 - UFC 280 POST Fight | Wilder v Helenius - Haney v Kambosos II - Shields v Marshall POST Fight

Combat Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 67:26


A.G. & Drake are back to chop it up about the amazing card of UFC 280 Islam v Olivera. Does Islam finally deserve his respect? Also the great undercard of Sterling v Dillanshaw and Yan v The Sugar Show. Did the Sugar Show win a robbery? Lastly, the guys talk about the absolutely ridiculous day of October 15th for Boxing. The return of Deontay Wilder and Caleb Plant. Also, the women set the example. Clarissa Shields v Savanah Marshall and Alycia Baumgardner v Mikela Mayer.

The Little Cutie Podcast
LCP 884: UFC 280 Predictions

The Little Cutie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 18:16


boys week, Muhammad vs Brady, Chookagain vs Fiorot, Dariush vs Gamrot, Yan vs O'malley, Sterling vs Dillashaw, Oliveira vs Makhachev

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast
Podcast #101: Sun Valley Vice President and GM Pete Sonntag

The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 64:45 Very Popular


To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers' inboxes on Oct. 20. It dropped for free subscribers on Oct. 23. To receive future pods as soon as they're live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoPete Sonntag, Vice President and General Manager of Sun Valley, Idaho.Recorded onOctober 10, 2022About Sun ValleyClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: The R. Earl Holding familyPass affiliations: Ikon, Mountain CollectiveReciprocal pass partners: Challenger Platinum and Challenger season passes include unlimited access to Snowbasin, UtahLocated in: Ketchum, IdahoClosest neighboring ski areas: Soldier Mountain (1:10); Blizzard Mountain (1:20); Chipmunk Hill (2:10); Magic Mountain (2:30); Pomerelle (2:45); Pebble Creek (3:00); Bogus Basin (3:10); Kelly Canyon (3:10) - travel times likely to vary with wintertime weather and road closures.Base elevation | summit elevation | vertical drop:* Bald Mountain: 9,150 feet | 3,400 feet* Dollar Mountain: 6,638 feet | 628 feetSkiable Acres: 2,054 acres (mostly on Bald Mountain)Average annual snowfall: 200 inchesTrail count: 122 (100 on Bald Mountain; 22 on Dollar) – 2% double-black, 20% black, 42% intermediate, 36% beginnerLift fleet:* Bald Mountain: 12 lifts (8-passenger gondola, 8 high-speed quads, 2 triples, 1 carpet - view Lift Blog's of inventory of Bald Mountain's lift fleet)* Dollar Mountain: 6 lifts (2 high-speed quads, 1 triples, 1 double, 2 carpets - view Lift Blog's of inventory of Bald Mountain's lift fleet)Uphill capacity:* Bald Mountain: 23,680 skiers per hour* Dollar Mountain: 6,037 skiers per hourWhy I interviewed himIn certain #SkiTwitter circles and ski-oriented Facebook groups, Ski's annual reader resort rankings can be polarizing. I've critiqued them myself. Readers, en masse, can lack the context of how Their Very Favorite Mountain fits into the broader ski realm. So Wachusett (nice mountain, convenient access), ends up out-ranking Stowe (legendary mountain, but cold and far), on an annual basis.*So when Sun Valley wins this trophy for the third consecutive year, as it just did, this can puzzle the Radbrahs. They wander their homes, bumping into furniture, knocking over piles of torn-off sleeves. “How Sun Valley better than Jackson. No good as rad.” The Big Groom winning the continent does not compute.But most skiers ski groomers most of the time. It's what makes skiing viable as a mass-market product. And no one out-grooms The Big Groom. I asked Sonntag how many snowcats Sun Valley rolled out nightly. He wouldn't say. But I imagine it would be a sufficient number to launch an invasion of Vermont. Or they could just move the place there. It would fit right in. Sun Valley is the most Northeast-esque mountain in the West in the way it manages trails: all grooming, all the time. Fortunately for Sun Valley skiers, the place has the elevation to hold the snow and fend off the rain that bedevils New England's best. And that vert: 3,400 feet of straight down. It may be the most beautiful pure ski mountain on the continent. And most of the time, it's empty. You can find that beautiful corduroy all day.Not that you can't rad out a bit if you want to. The new Sunrise area delivers the sort of vast treed zones that so many of us seek from a western rise. There are glades everywhere, really. See map above. Most Sun Valley skiers ignore them. All the better for you. Brah. Enjoy.*There's an important bit of historical context missing from Ski's annual list-drop: this reader survey once complemented a similar resort-ranking list in sister magazine Skiing. Editors and writers chose that list. It was a bit like the AP (writers), and coaches' polls in college football. Skiing's list would drop in August, Ski's in September. Or vice-versa, depending upon the year. If Skiing were still around (it shuttered in 2017), their top-five for 2023 would probably be far more palatable to the Radbrahs. The 2004 top-10, to choose a random issue from my archives, was 1) Whistler, 2) Alta/Snowbird, 3) Vail, 4) Palisades Tahoe, 5) Jackson Hole. In Skiing's absence, Z Rankings probably does the best job lining up resorts to the expectations of RB HQ – their current top five: 1) Jackson, 2) Telluride, 3) Snowbird, 4) Alta, 5) Vail.What we talked aboutScoring the top spot in Ski magazine's reader poll for the third consecutive year; when Dad tells you to go be a ski bum; ski teaching at West Mountain, New York; back West and working at Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, and Keystone; watching Vail Resorts grow from within; King Whistler; the challenges of integrating big bad Whistler into the Vail Resorts portfolio; cross-border cultural differences; how Sun Valley stands out in spite of its remoteness and relatively low snow totals, even among skiing's biggest, baddest, and raddest powder dumps; the chances of Sun Valley staying independent over the long term; how Sun Valley and Snowbasin work together; staffing up for the season; the resort's updated masterplan and how it will transform the resort; wave goodbye to the Yan high-speed quads; the massive Challenger lift upgrade; why the mountain is removing Greyhawk and not replacing it; bringing back and massively upgrading the Flying Squirrel lift; why Challenger will be a D-Line lift but Flying Squirrel will not be; why Mayday and Lookout upgrades aren't coming anytime soon; “there is something to the fixed-grip that is still really valuable”; which lift upgrades are next after Challenger and Flying Squirrel; whether a six- or eight-pack chair would make sense anywhere else on the mountain; Bald Mountain upgrades beyond chairlifts; why an Elkhorn upgrade at Dollar Mountain is unlikely; long-term snowmaking upgrades at Dollar; thoughts on the proposed gondola network that would connect both ski area base areas and the town; Sun Valley's unbelievable snowmaking firepower; assessing Sun Valley's water supply; creating a more balanced mountain with the Sunrise expansion; how the expansion helped mitigate fire risk; replacing the Cold Springs double with the Broadway high-speed quad and how that's worked out; expansion potential; Sun Valley's grooming army; solving the employee-housing puzzle and where the biggest gap is; why Sun Valley left the Epic Pass and whether the mountain could ever return; whether Vail's record Epic Pass sales contributed to Sun Valley's flight; and selling a $2,000-plus season pass in the era of the $841 Epic Pass.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewSun Valley has been making moves. In March, the resort ended its three-year run with Epic Pass and, along with sister resort Snowbasin, jumped over to Ikon. The same day, the mountain returned to the Mountain Collective, which it had originally joined in 2015. Then, in August, the resort announced a massive upgrade of one of North America's most iconic lifts: the Challenger high-speed quad, the tallest top-to-bottom chairlift on the continent. The detachable quad, built in 1988, would make way for a high-speed six-pack, one of Doppelmayr' s bomber D-lines. A midstation would let skiers off near the top of the adjacent Greyhawk high-speed quad, which will also come out next summer. And last week, completely unrelated to any of these developments, Ski magazine readers ranked Sun Valley their top ski area in North America for the third consecutive year.But there's something else. We've entered the era of overdoing it. The Epic and Ikon Passes are a little too good for their own good. I'm not sure how long Colorado and Utah and Tahoe can really handle them before they crack. I mean traffic-wise and I mean liftline-wise and I mean the-price-of-everything-but-the-pass-itself-wise. I don't think the passes will fail, but I think that the interconnected systems that they impact just may. There are only so many people you can jam into the same two dozen mountain towns before everything unravels. The passes, in their current form, are probably not sustainable indefinitely.Sun Valley is not immune to this fallout, of course, and the mountain has participated in big passes for years. But it has resisted the maximalist tendencies of its peers. The mountain's remoteness helps. But so do owners who have a skiing-first philosophy, a general undercurrent of “let's not ruin this.” Sun Valley could have All the People but instead it is content to just have some of them. We saw what happened when Ikon emptied the Higgins boats onto the shores of Jackson and Aspen. The indignant gasps echoed from the 12-bathroom slopeside mansions to Mr. Beards tucked into his oatmeal sleeping bag behind tower 17. No one's exactly getting the skier balance right, but Sun Valley has found a way to stand on a megapass masthead without drawing liftlines out to the parking lot. And that's something worth talking about.What I got wrongI entered the interview with an understanding that Sun Valley's masterplan had last been updated in 2005, and that the ski area had hired Ecosign in 2020 to update that plan. Sonntag corrected me in the interview, stating that the masterplan was in fact updated.I also stated that the current Challenger lift ride time is nine minutes. I'm not sure where I picked that up from – Sonntag pointed out that it's closer to 13, but will go significantly lower once the new lift – a D-line six-pack – comes online in 2023.Why you should ski Sun ValleyThis is what you're trying to get to. On any five-turn repurposed landfill with a double chair or good-for-five-minutes New England burner laced beneath a high-speed lift. When you hook into the morning cord raw and perfectly drawn into the incline and your ski accelerates along the curve slinging you like some kind of snowbound acrobat into the next turn and you think “yes ninjas are real and I know this because I am one,” and you want that sensation to repeat forever or at least for as long as you can handle it, like sex or food or winning, this is where you're ski compass is pointing. Because at Sun Valley you can expect to ride that sensation for-basically-ever. Thirty-four-hundred feet. Like Aspen it is all fall line. Unlike Aspen it is big, spread out, with more ways down than most skiers have the endurance to last.Some big mountains are all muscle, sparring contests from top to bottom, daring you to take one more turn. Sun Valley can give you that. But it's not the point of the place. This is not Snowbird. This is magic carpets unfurled for miles. Ride them. No rush. They won't get skied off. This isn't Okemo, where the cord is eaten alive by 10 a.m. This is Idaho. There's no one here. Hook-and-sink. Repeat hundreds of times. High-speed lift back to the top. Again.Skiers use social media to ask all sorts of questions, most of which would be better answered via Google search. “I'm looking for lodging recommendations for my family of 12 for Park City over Christmas break. We don't want to spend more than $5 per night. Slopeside preferred. Hottub a must. Also we don't want to wait in any liftlines so we're wondering if we can drive our family van up the mountain instead?”Here's another common question: what's the best ski area for an advanced skier who likes long groomers all day long? If that is what you seek, there is only one answer: Sun Valley.More Sun ValleyMost of the 2005 master plan has been rendered moot by the coming Challenger upgrade and the Broadway Express, but this slide, showing the potential line of a gondola connecting the two ski areas and resort village, could still happen:In 1988, Sun Valley installed a trio of high-speed quads: Greyhawk, Christmas, and the spectacular Challenger, a marvel even 34 years later with its full-mountain vertical rise. It's impossible to overstate how thoroughly these additions transformed the experience of skiing Idaho's most-famous ski resort. Observe the tangle of lifts puttering up the incline in 1986:And just for fun, here's the 1959 trailmap:And if you think that's a party, check this version from 1945:The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 114/100 in 2022, and number 360 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email skiing@substack.com. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe

Music Talks
Beat of the drum

Music Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 21:30


Yan Minmin is a famed composer. Her composing style is versatile as she fuses musical elements from around the world with the unique sounds of Chinese instruments. In this episode, Yan joins us again and brings us several of her recent works, with Chinese drums as the lead instrument. Wang Jianan, a percussion performer with the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater, will provide his understanding from the angle of the performing artist of these pieces.

Hyperformance Podcast
SZN 2 EP 41 UFC 280 PREVIEW

Hyperformance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 44:37


It's a big big card this weekend! Oliveira vs Makhachev, Sterling vs Dillashaw, Yan vs O'Malley, it is ALL happening... And Angus cannot wait! On top of that we've got a voice message from a listener and some thoughts on the hero that is Ned Brockman. Check out our sponsor Paieon Health! https://paieonhealth.com.au/ DISCOUNT CODES: "HYPERFLY20" at the checkout to get 20% off a Flywheel! "HYPERTIBS20" at the checkout to get 20% off a Tib-bar! Let us know what you think! Leave us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/hyperformancepodcast For links to Angus' programs, mailing list, and other info: https://linktr.ee/angusbradley To Find programs, products, and other content: https://linktr.ee/hyperformancemedia

Touch 'Em Up!
TEU 221: UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev Predictions/Breakdown/Betting Tips! BIGGEST CARD OF THE YEAR!!

Touch 'Em Up!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 117:18


ITTTTTSSSSS TIIIIMMMEEEE! UFC 280 Preview/Predictions/Betting Tips are LIVVEEEEE! The Main Event Features The "Reincarnation" of Khabib vs Tony At a Higher Level Of Sorts, When Charles "Do-Bronx" Oliveira Takes on #4 Ranked Islam Makhachev For The Undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship! The Co-Main Event Features a Battle For The Bantamweight Championship Between The Champion in Aljamain "Funkmaster" Sterling and #2 Ranked Former 2X Champion in Tj Dillashaw Trying To Re-Claim The Throne! Yan vs O'Malley, Dariush vs Gamrot and MUCH MORE ROUND OUT THE CARD OF THE YEAR! Social Media Links: Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/armbarnati . Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gloriousman YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGFFUdQf9XF3fBj8TICfe2Q . --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marc-m/support

MMA Lock of the Night
Oliveira vs Makhachev | UFC 280 full card breakdown | The MMA Lock-Cast #174

MMA Lock of the Night

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 52:01


⬇️⬇️TIME STAMPS BELOW⬇️⬇️⬇️ MMALOTN is back to give you Predictions, Picks, and Bettings Tips on UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev. Check out my Patreon where I have plenty of perks such as: Early access to each breakdown Best Bets/Props article Hail Mary Patreon Parlay Discord Channel All Official bets (even when charging the public) PPV Parlay for the Patrons (winnings from this parlay given to a random Patron) $5/month on Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/mmalotn Dead Lock Podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3AhObCDMITGjPxhx3R6Oow Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeadLockPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deadlockpodcast/ My bets can also be found @ https://www.mmalotn.ca/picks My 3rd party tracked record can be found at: https://betmma.tips/lockofthenight Never take someone's word for how often they hit their bets unless they are 3rd party tracked. It's easy to fool people by just claiming all you do is win. Transparency is key! For those unfamiliar with my Paid picks vs. Free Picks policy, after winning 3 straight events, I switch to paid picks until I hit my next losing event. When they are free picks, I post them on my Patreon as soon as I make the bet. Then I release it to the public the day before the fight on my Twitter account. If you research fights on your own, the Tape Index is a MUST! We take the time out of browsing for fights so you have more time to study. Everything you need to prep for an upcoming card (and every matchup currently announced) is on one page and just a click away. Check it out! Tape Index: https://www.mmaplay365.com/product/tape-index Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmalotn Instagram: https://instagram.com/mmalotn *****PICKS NOT BETS*****DISCLAIMER: though I'm picking these fighters to win each matchup, I may have a bet against them due to value and fights being closer than odds may suggest. Listen to each matchup breakdown to get how I truly feel about it. TIME STAMPS (0:00) Intro (2:40) UFC Vegas 62 betting recap (6:49) Patreon Plug (8:13) Rosa vs Lansberg (11:11) Mokaev vs Gordon (13:13) Petrosyan vs Dobson (16:49) Nurmagomedov vs Omargadzhiev (19:52) Tukhugov vs Almeida (22:01) Oezdemir vs Krylov (25:39) Muradov vs Borralho (28:17) Muhammad vs Brady (32:03) Chookagian vs Fiorot (35:55) Dariush vs Gamrot (39:26) Yan vs O'Malley (42:40) Sterling vs Dillashaw (45:22) Oliveira vs Makhachev (50:56) Outro 2022 Prediction Record: 259-151 (63%) 2021 Prediction Record: 305-190 (62%)

MMA Fighting
HOAM | Is Sean O'Malley Title Shot Guaranteed With UFC 280 Win Over Petr Yan?

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 106:28


Sean O'Malley is preparing for his biggest test to date this Saturday at UFC 280 against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Will an O'Malley upset victory guarantee him a title shot against the winner of the co-main event? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the high stakes in the featured bout of this weekend's massive pay-per-view card in Abu Dhabi between Yan and O'Malley, and what direction each fighter could go based on the result. Additionally, listener topics include Jorge Masvidal's recent interview with MMA Fighting and his callout of welterweight champion Leon Edwards, Jon Jones' potential involvement at UFC 282, the chaos of the featherweight division, T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight GOAT status should he defeat Aljamain Sterling on Saturday, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, APEX cards vs. arena shows for the UFC, the UFC's latest rules on fighters and coaches betting on promotional bouts, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
HOAM | Is Sean O'Malley Title Shot Guaranteed With UFC 280 Win Over Petr Yan?

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 106:28


Sean O'Malley is preparing for his biggest test to date this Saturday at UFC 280 against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Will an O'Malley upset victory guarantee him a title shot against the winner of the co-main event? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the high stakes in the featured bout of this weekend's massive pay-per-view card in Abu Dhabi between Yan and O'Malley, and what direction each fighter could go based on the result. Additionally, listener topics include Jorge Masvidal's recent interview with MMA Fighting and his callout of welterweight champion Leon Edwards, Jon Jones' potential involvement at UFC 282, the chaos of the featherweight division, T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight GOAT status should he defeat Aljamain Sterling on Saturday, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, APEX cards vs. arena shows for the UFC, the UFC's latest rules on fighters and coaches betting on promotional bouts, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
HOAM | Is Sean O'Malley Title Shot Guaranteed With UFC 280 Win Over Petr Yan?

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 106:28


Sean O'Malley is preparing for his biggest test to date this Saturday at UFC 280 against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Will an O'Malley upset victory guarantee him a title shot against the winner of the co-main event? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the high stakes in the featured bout of this weekend's massive pay-per-view card in Abu Dhabi between Yan and O'Malley, and what direction each fighter could go based on the result. Additionally, listener topics include Jorge Masvidal's recent interview with MMA Fighting and his callout of welterweight champion Leon Edwards, Jon Jones' potential involvement at UFC 282, the chaos of the featherweight division, T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight GOAT status should he defeat Aljamain Sterling on Saturday, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, APEX cards vs. arena shows for the UFC, the UFC's latest rules on fighters and coaches betting on promotional bouts, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Move It Forward
Staring Down the Barrel: What Happened to Our Communities when Gun Control Failed

Move It Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 37:22


This episode, we're taking a closer look at guns.  The vast majority of murders in this country are committed with firearms. We can't have a meaningful conversation about murders and gun violence without talking about how these guns make their way to our streets.  With more being bought now than ever before in the United States, we spoke to people who have lost loved ones about what the proliferation of guns means for our communities.  Guests include Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Kendra Van de Water and Yané of YEAH Philly, former Philadelphia Public Defender Keir Bradford Gray, and more.

Lub Cast
Uppercut Episode 23: Reviewing the UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan Card

Lub Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 29:59


Whatsup everybody, in today's episode Mikey, Jeff, and I review the UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan Card. Solid Z scored card in our opinion (thanks Jeff). We react to Mark Zuckerberg being super weird and sort of ruining the card, and talk about what is next for Yan after her win. Honestly this was one of the funniest pods we have ever done, and we hope you enjoy it. Thank you all for listening, we love you all, peace.Click here to check out our linktree! Here you can find the Twitter, Tik Tok, Instagram, and Podcast streaming options for spotify and non spotify users for every show on the Lub Cast Network all in one place!!Email any questions, topics you want discussed, or comments to LubCast@gmail.com

New Books in Literary Studies
4.3 Strange Beasts of Translation: Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang in Conversation

New Books in Literary Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 50:21


Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang are both writers who accumulate languages. Sitting down with host Emily Hyde, they discuss their work in and across Chinese and English, but you'll also hear them on Sichuanese, the dialect of Mandarin spoken in Yan Ge's native Sichuan province, and on the Queen's English as it operates in Singapore, where Jeremy grew up. Yan is an acclaimed writer in China, where she began publishing at age 17. She now lives in the UK. Her novel Strange Beasts of China came out in English in 2020, in Jeremy's translation. Jeremy, in addition to having translated more than 20 books from Chinese, is also a novelist and a playwright currently based in New York City. This conversation roams from cryptozoology to Confucius, from the market for World Literature to the patriarchal structure of language. Yan reads from the “Sacrificial Beasts” chapter of her novel, and Jeremy envies the brevity and compression of her Chinese before reading his own English translation. Throughout this warmhearted conversation, Yan and Jeremy insist upon particularity: upon the specificity of language, even in translation, and the distinctiveness of identity, even in a globalized world. We learn more about Yan's decision to write in English, and Jeremy's cat chimes in with an answer to our signature question about untranslatability! Tune in and keep a look out for Yan's English-language debut, Elsewhere, a collection of stories, due out in 2023. Mentions: -Yiyun Li -Liu Xiaobo -Jhumpa Lahiri -Confucius -Strange Beasts of China -Tilted Axis Press -State of Emergency -Yu char kway -Wittgenstein Find out more about Novel Dialogue and its hosts and organizers here. Contact us, get that exact quote from a transcript, and explore many more conversations between novelists and critics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

New Books in East Asian Studies
4.3 Strange Beasts of Translation: Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang in Conversation

New Books in East Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 50:21


Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang are both writers who accumulate languages. Sitting down with host Emily Hyde, they discuss their work in and across Chinese and English, but you'll also hear them on Sichuanese, the dialect of Mandarin spoken in Yan Ge's native Sichuan province, and on the Queen's English as it operates in Singapore, where Jeremy grew up. Yan is an acclaimed writer in China, where she began publishing at age 17. She now lives in the UK. Her novel Strange Beasts of China came out in English in 2020, in Jeremy's translation. Jeremy, in addition to having translated more than 20 books from Chinese, is also a novelist and a playwright currently based in New York City. This conversation roams from cryptozoology to Confucius, from the market for World Literature to the patriarchal structure of language. Yan reads from the “Sacrificial Beasts” chapter of her novel, and Jeremy envies the brevity and compression of her Chinese before reading his own English translation. Throughout this warmhearted conversation, Yan and Jeremy insist upon particularity: upon the specificity of language, even in translation, and the distinctiveness of identity, even in a globalized world. We learn more about Yan's decision to write in English, and Jeremy's cat chimes in with an answer to our signature question about untranslatability! Tune in and keep a look out for Yan's English-language debut, Elsewhere, a collection of stories, due out in 2023. Mentions: -Yiyun Li -Liu Xiaobo -Jhumpa Lahiri -Confucius -Strange Beasts of China -Tilted Axis Press -State of Emergency -Yu char kway -Wittgenstein Find out more about Novel Dialogue and its hosts and organizers here. Contact us, get that exact quote from a transcript, and explore many more conversations between novelists and critics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

New Books Network
4.3 Strange Beasts of Translation: Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang in Conversation

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 50:21


Yan Ge and Jeremy Tiang are both writers who accumulate languages. Sitting down with host Emily Hyde, they discuss their work in and across Chinese and English, but you'll also hear them on Sichuanese, the dialect of Mandarin spoken in Yan Ge's native Sichuan province, and on the Queen's English as it operates in Singapore, where Jeremy grew up. Yan is an acclaimed writer in China, where she began publishing at age 17. She now lives in the UK. Her novel Strange Beasts of China came out in English in 2020, in Jeremy's translation. Jeremy, in addition to having translated more than 20 books from Chinese, is also a novelist and a playwright currently based in New York City. This conversation roams from cryptozoology to Confucius, from the market for World Literature to the patriarchal structure of language. Yan reads from the “Sacrificial Beasts” chapter of her novel, and Jeremy envies the brevity and compression of her Chinese before reading his own English translation. Throughout this warmhearted conversation, Yan and Jeremy insist upon particularity: upon the specificity of language, even in translation, and the distinctiveness of identity, even in a globalized world. We learn more about Yan's decision to write in English, and Jeremy's cat chimes in with an answer to our signature question about untranslatability! Tune in and keep a look out for Yan's English-language debut, Elsewhere, a collection of stories, due out in 2023. Mentions: -Yiyun Li -Liu Xiaobo -Jhumpa Lahiri -Confucius -Strange Beasts of China -Tilted Axis Press -State of Emergency -Yu char kway -Wittgenstein Find out more about Novel Dialogue and its hosts and organizers here. Contact us, get that exact quote from a transcript, and explore many more conversations between novelists and critics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Burning the Boats with BlondeFighter and Cerm

In this episode of the Podcast, Cerm, BF and Fabian discus a wide array of topics.  A deep dive into the very exciting UFC Main Event: Dern vs. Yan. …Cerm breaks down what makes Bo Nickel such an elite grappler and believes he can be a Champion right now. Fabian, BF and Cerm share all of the pet peeves associated with training JiuJitsu. BF talks Cultural Appropriation and Hailey Bieber...Please Rank and Review us on Apple Podcast! If you have any questions or feedback, reach out to us on Instagram at @BurningTheBoats.  Follow Fabian at @_FlavaFabe_ and @4thStringers

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas
Yan over Dern | Shakur Stevenson Response | Spence Crawford | Garcia Tank Davis | Haney Kambosos 2

THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 95:37


Teddy Atlas and co-host Ken Rideout breakdown upcoming and potential fights along with UFC's recent main event of Mackenzie Dern vs Yan Xiaonan. Teddy also takes a minute to respond to Shakur Stevenson's comments on Twitter insulting Teddy after Teddy was critical of Stevenson's fight against Robson Conceicao, saying it was one-sided and not exciting. Thanks for being with us. The best way to support is to subscribe, share the episode and check out our sponsors: Athletic Greens - https://athleticgreens.com/atlas Feel Free - https://botanictonics.com/ -- code "ATLAS" at checkout SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER HERE: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/teddyatlas1 Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 23:30 - Shakur Stevenson Response 45:15 - UK Fans and Joe Joyce 50:00 - UFC's Yan vs Dern 1:00:43 - Haney vs Kambosos 2 1:11:45 - Ryan Garcia vs Tank Davis 1:21:30 - Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence TEDDY'S AUDIOBOOK Amazon/Audible: https://amzn.to/32104DR iTunes/Apple: https://apple.co/32y813r THE FIGHT T-SHIRTS https://teddy-atlas.myshopify.com/ TEDDY'S SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter - http://twitter.com/teddyatlasreal Instagram - http://instagram.com/teddy_atlas THE FIGHT WITH TEDDY ATLAS SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram - http://instagram.com/thefightWTA Twitter - http://twitter.com/thefightwta Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFightwithTeddyAtlas Big thanks to VHS collection for intro music. More on VHS Collection here: http://www.vhscollection.com/. Thanks for tuning in. Please be sure to subscribe! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan recap, Khamzat's welterweight future w/ guest co-host Michael Chiesa

UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 63:46


UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa joins Jim and Matt as the guest co-host for today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!Michael lists which welterweights he has his eyes set on after he finishes rehabbing his nagging back injury.After recapping Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan main event, the conversation shifts to the undercard — where Matt explains why Stockton's Chelsea Chandler fought a lot like a Diaz sibling, and the guys debate whether blatant fence grabs like the one Randy Brown used against Francisco Trinaldo are worthy of immediate point deductions.Finally, the guys take the conversation to whether Khamzat Chimaev can be trusted to make weight at welterweight or if he should permanently make the jump to middleweight starting with his next fight.

MORNING KOMBAT WITH LUKE THOMAS AND BRIAN CAMPBELL
UFC Fight Night: Xiaonan Beats Dern | Bellator 286: Pitbull, McKee Win | Ep 356

MORNING KOMBAT WITH LUKE THOMAS AND BRIAN CAMPBELL

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 136:35


On Episode 356 of Morning Kombat, Luke and Brian recap a big weekend of MMA. First they break down UFC Fight Night Vegas. Yan Xiaonan gets past Mackenzie Dern. Is she a legit title contender with that performance? At Bellator 286, both Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee pick up huge victories. Is a trilogy fight next for them? (10:25) - Dern vs. Yan (29:50) - UFC Vegas 61 (34:20) - Pitbull vs. Borics (54:15) - Bellator 286 (65:50) - One on Prime Video 2 (78:40) - Dm's from Donks Morning Kombat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    For more Combat Sports coverage subscribe here: youtube.com/MorningKombat   Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @lthomasnews, @MorningKombat    For Morning Kombat gear visit:morning kombat.store   Follow our hosts on Instagram: @BrianCampbell, @lukethomasnews, @MorningKombat To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 61

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 85:30


Yan Xiaonan picked up a gutsy majority decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 61 event, snapping a two-fight skid in the process. But will she have to fight backwards in order to get back into the title picture the long way, or will she get a step up in the rankings next? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats following the UFC's latest event at the APEX and give their thoughts on what could be next for Yan after a much-needed victory, along with what could be next for Dern following a tough setback. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Randy Brown following his co-main event decision win over Francisco Trinaldo, Sodiq Yusuff after his quick finish of Don Shainis, Raoni Barcelos, and Mike Davis — which causes quite the debate on the difference in matchmaking suggestions between the co-hosts. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
UFC Vegas 61 Post-Fight Show | Reaction to Yan Xiaonan's Survival Skills To Defeat Mackenzie Dern

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 49:41


Yan Xiaonan picked up the biggest win of her career, and had to survive some tough spots against Mackenzie Dern in the main event of UFCVegas61. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Shaheen Al-Shatti react to Yan's majority decision win and the judges' scorecards as a whole, along with Dern's performance overall from a viewer's perspective. Additionally, the panel discusses Randy Brown's win over Francisco Trinaldo in the co-main event, Mark Zuckerberg taking in the event at the UFC APEX, the bonus winners, the card not being very memorable as a whole, Chelsea Chandler and Daniel Santos picking up their first octagon wins, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

MMA Fighting
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 61

MMA Fighting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 85:30


Yan Xiaonan picked up a gutsy majority decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 61 event, snapping a two-fight skid in the process. But will she have to fight backwards in order to get back into the title picture the long way, or will she get a step up in the rankings next? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats following the UFC's latest event at the APEX and give their thoughts on what could be next for Yan after a much-needed victory, along with what could be next for Dern following a tough setback. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Randy Brown following his co-main event decision win over Francisco Trinaldo, Sodiq Yusuff after his quick finish of Don Shainis, Raoni Barcelos, and Mike Davis — which causes quite the debate on the difference in matchmaking suggestions between the co-hosts. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices