THE CRYPTO MARKET IS GOING THROUGH SOME THINGS From the apparent theft of billions by the guys who founded the FTX exchange to the drop of Bitcoin to its lowest levels in years, the crypto market is in flux. I'm talking to Brock Pierce about it today. Brock Pierce is a blockchain pioneer, technology investor and philanthropist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He's been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is currently the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Find out more about him here, he joins me at 12:35 to discuss.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUN OWNERS SAYS DON'T LOOK AT US When it comes to figuring out how a Libertarian candidate with no money and no real campaign outperformed every Libertarian on the ballot while helping Yadira Caraveo beat Barbara Kirkmeyer in CD-8. Several listeners sent text messages Friday claiming that RMGO was quietly campaigning against Kirkmeyer so I've got Taylor Rhodes of RMGO on today at 1 to discuss.
THERE IS A NASTY STOMACH BUG GOING AROUND And it's ripping through schools right now, so remind your kiddos to wash, wash, wash their hands. It's puking, fever but very short lasting. It's already hit my house and I'm trying like the dickens to not get it myself.
ou have got to see the story Kyle Clark did on this Friday. I laughed so hard at this and have to give Kyle credit for a job well done on this bizarro world story. t
I would open the show with this guy's theme song but I'd be immediately fired.
DID YOU HEAR THAT IRAN IS GOING TO EXECUTE 15,000 MOSTLY WOMEN PROTESTERS? No? Yeah, it's a thing. Good thing they sit on the Human Rights Council at the useless United Nations. The young girls they have arrested have the double "honor" of being married off to prison guards so they can be raped first, as it's against the law to execute a virgin but not against the law to marry them off to be raped so they can be killed. And our President is trying to redo the Iran Nuclear deal that will give this barbaric regime billions of dollars. #metoo whatever.
ENOUGH WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE CATASTROPHISM ALREADY Scientists in Boulder are calling for an end to the climate change scare tactics that are based on extremely unlikely scenarios rather than the far more likely, and far less devastating, outcomes. The Denver Gazette has an editorial about it here.
DANG IT'S COLD THIS WEEK We may have some snow as well, read more about his super cold week here.
ELON MUSK CONTINUES TO TORTURE TWITTER EMPLOYEES And this outrage machine went into full gear when Musk ended the yoga on company time, free flowing wine all day and now the free lunches. OH THE HUMANITY. Read this very funny column on it here.
KURT SCHLICHTER, TRUMP SUPPORTER, WANTS TO TALK ABOUT TRUMP And it's not all complimentary this time. In this column where he both makes the (weak) case for Trump, he also has this gem of a paragraph:
But Trump presents problems and we need to face them. Before we go further, we need to be clear because some folks are a bit sensitive when the subject of the ex-president comes up. Get over it. He works for us. We owe Trump nothing. He’s a politician. He owes us. I don’t care if he resents his unfair 2020 defeat any more than I care when a teenager whines that something is unfair. Life is unfair. No one was more unfairly maligned than DJT – I wrote a book defending him against the barrage of lies he endured. But I expect politicians to get it done, every time and every day, with no excuses, and the operative question is always, always, “What have you done for me lately?”
WHY HASN'T THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL RACE BEEN CALLED YET? This is a story about why the Boebert-Frisch race is STILL going on and I have to wonder why all the rules that are being scrupulously followed didn't create the same delays in other districts?
IS BLACK FRIDAY STILL WHERE THE DEALS ARE? The answer is yes and no. If you're talking about the day after Thanksgiving being Black Friday, the answer is no, because Black Friday deals now start on the Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving so retailers can maximize sales. This is a good article on what you can expect to find great deals on this year.
IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE? Last week as we were all focused on our elections, the Russian Army retreated from Kherson, a regional capital in the South that Russia had "annexed" after taking the city early on in the conflict. The city was liberated last week, and now Zelensky says this is the beginning of the end of the war. Here's hoping he's right, read more about it here.
JEFF BEZOS IS GIVING IT ALL AWAY Bezos has been criticized for not committing to giving away his vast fortune so he finally made the announcement that he would be doing just that. He started out by giving country music star and noted philanthropist Dolly Parton $100 MILLION dollars to keep doing her good works. Good choice.
THIS IS ONE WAY TO CATCH A SHARK But I wouldn't recommend it. I hope they had a bang stick. Click here if it doesn't load.
I'M NOT SURE THE UNIFORMS ARE THE BRONCOS BIG ISSUE But they tweeted out this bit of info.
THE INTERNET MAKES FILMMAKERS OF US ALL Okay maybe not me...or you...but this guy. Click here if it doesn't load.
MY SALARY TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH INFLATION And this is why I don't do group fitness classes.
GEN Z, THESE EMAIL SIGN OFFS ARE INCREDIBLY STUPID And I mean INCREDIBLY stupid and don't make you seem any way other than incredibly stupid. Click here if it doesn't load.
GOOD RUNNING FORM IS JUST ONE TIKTOK VIDEO AWAY And maybe I can't run because I've been doing it all wrong my entire life. Click here if it doesn't load.
THIS HOCKEY DUDE HAS TOO MUCH FREE TIME And great hand-eye coordination. Click here if it doesn't load.
CANDACE OWEN JUST FIGURED OUT TRUMP IS RUDE AND SELFISH And welcome to the party, Candace. She says the way he reacted to an interview she did with him changed her view. From the article:
In her monologue on her Daily Wire show this week, Owen's said she was sharing the "personal story" because "it's something that made me for the first time question him as a person."
The conservative firebrand went on to say that Trump twisted a "completely kind and fair interview."
"That is not being a leader, that is not owning things that you did wrong, that is not owning that you misunderstood something about your base," she said. "That's not growing, that's not developing."
Owens said that was the moment she realized he was "not listening" and made her question if he was becoming "too angry."
So he can be rude to everyone else and she's down with him, but now that he's treated her the same way he's treated a zillion other people, she's out. I'm telling you, the mass exodus from the Trump Train is far from over.
EATING RED MEAT IS NOT BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH And this article is just another example of the shoddy nature of nutrition research. Often the results show exactly what those who paid for the study want them to say. For years we've been told that consumption of red meat is responsible for a whole slew of health concerns, not the least of which is colorectal cancer. Now a study of studies shows no such risk is shown by the research. From this article:
In a new, unprecedented effort, scientists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) scrutinized decades of research on red meat consumption and its links to various health outcomes, formulating a new rating system to communicate health risks in the process. Their findings mostly dispel any concerns about eating red meat.
“We found weak evidence of association between unprocessed red meat consumption and colorectal cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and ischemic heart disease. Moreover, we found no evidence of an association between unprocessed red meat and ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke,” they summarized.
The IHME scientists had been observing the shoddy nature of health science for decades. Each year, hundreds of frankly lazy studies are published that simply attempt to find an observational link between some action — eating a food for example — and a health outcome, like death or disease. In the end, owing to sloppy methods, varying subject populations, and inconsistent statistical measures, everything, especially different foods, seems to be both associated and not associated with cancer.
Read the whole thing here but note that even though they showed no real risk to eating meat, there IS a risk of not eating enough vegetables.
THREE COMMON MYTHS ABOUT MARIJUANA The really good news about legalization is that there are more and more studies being done on weed. We're getting some good answers to questions about whether or not the drug is all that it's cracked up to be. The short answer is not really. Read about three common pot myths here.
WHY ARE MALE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS FALLING? This is a real story as men today have testosterone levels that are HALF of men born years ago and no one knows why. This article does a great job breaking down all the possible culprits, from our diet to obesity to just not needing as much testosterone. Read it here. The one thing I'm worried about is between women waiting longer to have babies and men's testosterone dropping we could have a serious baby shortage in the future.
PARENTS WHO CAN'T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS EVE And this is EXACTLY what ARod is going to be like when he and his wife have babies. EXACTLY. Click here if it doesn't load.
AND NOW, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REPUBLIC AND A DEMOCRACY Thanks to PragerU for this one even those hard lefties can understand.