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June 04, 2021 Gene Naftulyev Season 1 Episode 49
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Well, it is the 4th of June. Time is flying where almost half the year through the summer solstice is almost here longest day of the year. Usually the best days to hang out the hours when the sun sets really late in the evening. And here in Texas, at least I think we'll be able to do that because COVID is pretty much over in Texas. I think it's over in Florida as well. As of today, when I stopped at the store, I noticed that less than half the people in the store and wearing masks, this is a drastic contrast to what was happening just two weeks ago when it was generally just me and maybe one or two other people in the entire grocery store who were not wearing masks with the vast majority of people wearing masks. So that's a good sign. I think people are realizing that. Life can go back to normal that whether you believe the mass did anything or you believe science, either one of those scenarios, finally, the masks can be taken off. And I don't know if that correlates to the number of people that have gotten the shots or if it's just people taking them off, realizing that there's no reason to have them on, but for sure, the number of people wearing masks is going down and that quarterly correlates with. No, we have people that are spending time engaging in activities with other human beings. So all good news on that front. The emails from Fowchee what a shocker right guys turns out he's been covering up for things that he was fully aware of and didn't want to risk coming out. Nobody could have predicted that. Could they? I think anybody that knew anything about Fowchee his background during the aids days, Could have absolutely predicted that. And it was amazing that both Trump and Biden trusted this old coot to portray the image of this expert in virology. He hasn't been one of those in probably 30 years, maybe 40 years if he ever was one, but he has been is a mouthpiece for the companies that create products. That deal with viruses and that's, I think he had been his main role, frankly, is to promote the use of a brand new vaccines that are coming out, that either he was directly involved in or indirectly involved in. So COVID even though, as it appears to be now having sprung from a leak in China at a lab that Fowchee was funding Was simply a great opportunity and something that he's been waiting for ever since the days of aids. So I don't know. There's a lot more to this story. There's also people, there are also people that have been following it a lot more closely than I have. So let me just fill you guys in on what's been going on in the mind. It was, as Adam mentioned on no agenda, it was my birthday at the end of may. And so I've had a little bit of, a little bit of retrospect, little bit of time to think about what my life has been and what I've done and where I'm going currently. And what I've realized is that much like a couple other times in my life like right after the 2001 depression that we had as a result of the stock market collapse. Or the housing collapse that we had in 2008, 2009 timeframe. It's, it forces you to think about what's important and what decisions you're making and where you're going. And what I discovered is that I very easily get in the habit of complacency. When life is comfortable. I have lots of clients businesses going well. It's really easy to ignore things about the future and plan for that potential eventuality of things not being good, because it seems like while we're back on the right track there now we've learned from the past. We'll never get off that track, but yet I'm old enough to look back and re recognize at least three different points in my life where. I realized I was unprepared for the events happening around me. And and maybe it's a surprise to some people that I don't have all the answers and that I am occasionally surprised shocker. Let's be fair. I don't think anyone's surprised by that, but certainly hitting a birthday. It made me think about it a little more. And what I realized in the introspection that I was doing. Is that I need to focus more on anticipating the next downturn and how to best live through it, how to best make money during it, how to best survive it, how to have at least impact my life. And that simply forgetting about what just happened with COVID and going back to normal and thinking, okay nothing will happen like this again, because we've all learned our lesson now, and we're not going to fall for a fake disease that, that has a 99.9, 7% survival rate. And yet the politicians have managed to utilize it, to take away a huge amount of our freedoms and liberties using the disease as a skateboard for doing so. We didn't have to think too far back. In fact, we didn't have to think back more than 20 years, nine 11, where magically just a day or two after the unfortunate incidents that took out several buildings there was legislation the ready and w just perfectly written and prepared for signatures to pass for just such an eventuality. Government is always very fast to jump on the train of, oh, we have the fixed for you. Just agree to this short term and we'll take care of you and they're acting just like a drug dealer. In those instances, they're waiting for somebody to come off a high when your life starts to seem a little bleak. When events around you, whether they're buildings getting blown up or whether they're. The housing market crashing or whether they're a disease blown out of proportion, whatever the events are, they are ready and willing to take advantage of that. And so they have contingency plans already in the works and we've known about them. Well, certainly if you listen to no agenda, you've known about them. There've been exercising for pandemics that have been happening for the last five years. Bill gates is a nonprofit hasn't been sponsoring. Activities like that amongst others. They're certainly not the only one. And boy, oh boy. Did we find out some things about bill gates as well and his predilection for visiting Epstein island? Yes. Let's not forget about Epstein. Let's just always keep remembering about Epstein because chances are, if there's a politician or a billionaire. Or somebody that is trying to control your life. Chances are, they've probably been to that island now, whether it was these Raley's that he was working for, whether it was the CIA, whether it was some unknown third party that we still have not found out about it. The fact that Epstein had videos and he had logs of visitors and there were records of people that flew on his plane. All these things lead me to think that somewhere at some point more truth will come out. We will find out more about people with nefarious past. And it's not just about the underage sex, even though that's certainly the part that is illegal and the media is focusing on. But I think what's interesting is just the types of people that co-mingled. On the Epstein's island. I think for a lot of people, the reason that they felt comfortable having sex with minors there wasn't because they would, they're just pedophiles. I think the majority of the people that went through his island and maybe even Epstein himself were not pedophiles. I think what they were though, were rich people. They were people that had wanted to reward themselves. And we're willing to do it in the privacy of a private island outside of us jurisdiction, where they didn't have to follow the laws of the United States. So I don't think most of these people, I honestly don't have a basis to think one way or the other. So I'm just choosing to think that the vast majority of people like bill Clinton and bill gates, Simply liked sex and they were missing sex from their marriages. And I think that's probably true for both people. And we know that Hillary is a lesbian. So how much sex did bill really get? Probably not a whole lot. And so Clinton going to Epstein's island to have sex was more about the sex than it was about the age of the girls that he was having sex with. Now does that excuse the fact that he was having sex with under age women? No. No, it doesn't, but I think it's also, it does play into the idea that neither bill Clinton nor bill gates, no. Or any other bills that I'm going through. Epstein's island. That more than likely they were not actually pedophiles. Again, if the girls were two years older and they would have been 19 and 20 instead of 17 and 16 they would have still had sex. They would still enjoyed it just as much now, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think anybody was specifically asking for, send me your youngest girl on the island. At least not anybody that we've heard about in the public image. And frankly, it could have simply been that Epstein was using this as a blackmail material racket and having underaged girls there to act as well. Let's just call them what they are prostitutes. They were there in order to have sex with anonymous men and were being paid for it. And we have the records for some of that. The fact that some of them were under age, I think is just as likely that Epstein wanted to have the extra black male material saying, Hey, not only do I have a video of you having sex on my island, but I have a video of you having sex on my island with somebody who's under 18. And he may very well have either not talked about their age or specifically said that they were or 18. To the men that they were having sex with. We don't know because mysteriously he died while he was in prison on 24 hour suicide watch. It's amazing how that happens. I think that the entire staff of that prison should have been fired that day, that they found his dead body, because there's no way in hell that a prominent Criminal like Epstein somebody who's trial was nationally publicized. And the whole nation was watching through. See, when I happened to hear answers from him about who else might be implicated, there's no way in hell that he should have died while he was on suicide watch like that. It should have literally been an impossibility. There should have been multiple people that are not just watching him, but also watching each other. To ensure that this guy doesn't die, but it was a lot more convenience to rich people and the people with the power to have him die. And for those questions to go on, answer it. And so here we are, questions are unanswered, but I digress slightly from my initial topic, which was retrospect and looking back on life. And what would I do a little differently? And I think it's a, an activity that's worthwhile for people to do, whether you do it on your birthday or not is up to you, whether you do it at the end of the year. And that was in the beginning of January is up to you. But nonetheless I think it's a good idea to take count of how the last few years, or maybe even the last decade of your life has gone and see if there are some lessons to be learned there. And this is a much easier and cheaper thing to do than to either Go to a shrink or to, whatever paid means of I dunno, maybe a coach or somebody, a person who you're paying in order to talk about yourself. It's just look back at your own life and think if you were advising yourself, what kind of changes you would make. But I also don't want to have that seem like. My only takeaway for my life was like, man, I should have been more of a prepper because the reality is I've always been a little bit of a prepper. Like I've always had Emory's I've always had plenty of extra water in the house going through the Texas power outage when when it happened here, this past winter was a very not fun experience, but it also demonstrated to me that I could absolutely live through. Four days with no power in freezing temperatures. And the only kind of activity that I had was my phone, which was intermittent at best because the power that it was connected do was also having some power issues. So occasionally there would be no, no phone signal either. And I got through it just fine. I certainly don't want to repeat that in any kind of regular basis, but it also wasn't like. Debilitating it wasn't life-changing it just meant that there's a few days where I had to dip into my food and water supply and where I had to get creative about keeping my pets alive. But other than that it was really not horribly different from an involuntary camping experience. I guess that'd be the way to put it but broader retrospect and. Areas of non-physical actively prepping. Definitely made me think a little more about not I don't want to consider it necessarily just the easy answer of I should have had more savings, more money in savings account because we all know that the dollar has been depreciating now for a while. And if you have money in simply a savings account or your checking account, that money's has less buying power every single day, you don't notice a day to day because it changes very slightly. It doesn't change like Bitcoin, which could go up or down five or maybe even 10% in one day. But nonetheless, the dollar has been depreciating on a pretty regular basis. And so keeping a lot of dollars in the bank is not necessarily the right answer either. And there are some things that that could be kept in as a as a, a, maybe not a currency, but as assets that don't depreciate like one example is here in Austin. The housing market is absolutely insane. Austin. Last time I looked had I think it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 65 homes for sale. And it had several thousand people ready to buy homes. So when you have that much disparity between availability of homes for sale and the amount of interest in those homes, prices are only going to go one direction and that's straight up and that's, what's been happening in Austin. And so for some people, if you're able to leave your current house, maybe move somewhere with a cheaper cost of living cheaper lifestyle. Then this is actually a great time to get out of Austin. As all the Californians are moving in. You can sell your house, make a lot of money on it and then move somewhere outside of Austin that has no homeless people, no Californians. And your house is going to be substantially cheaper to buy and cheaper to pay property taxes on. So it seems like a win-win. And the only thing that might be holding people back from doing that is, is a physical tie to their work location. But thankfully in the time of COVID that connection to a physical presence in the workplace is probably the list, the least important than it's ever been more and more people are able to, and more and more companies are willing to have people. Working from their homes, not coming into the office. Now, in my case, I'm doing none of those things because I work as a consultant. And so my client base is always varied and it's always in different places. Certainly different states in the U S but occasionally even different countries. And I moved to Austin, not because of work, but I moved to Austin because I had a lot of friends here. And I, in fact, I had more friends in Austin back when I lived in Dallas, then I had friends in Dallas. So it was a move towards being more social for me, more than anything else. And I, the entire time I've lived in Austin, which has been now probably closing out the decade, I think I've only had two clients, two companies that actually are in Austin companies that I worked for. Everybody else has been in different states. I am starting to think about is the Austin lifestyle of overpriced prices on pretty much everything homeless people everywhere, a lot of garbage, everywhere, and a bunch of Californians. Is this the lifestyle that I want for the next decade? And I think the answer is no. And I've been Dan kind of thinking about it on an off a little bit. Or over the last year or so, but certainly hitting my birthday made me think about it a lot more. And so I actually did a little bit of a I guess an exploratory trip I've lived in Dallas in the DFW area. So I know Dallas Fort worth. I've now lived in Austin for close to 10 years. And I know what this area I know what it was like, and I know what it currently is. Like. And I now have gone down and did a little, a trip in both Houston and San Antonio. Now I do want to stay in Texas. I like Texas, Texas is a great state. I think, to be based out of if I didn't live in Texas, I would probably live in Florida, but I can't really live in Florida because I have a giant pet snake and Florida doesn't like giant pet snakes. They banned them. As long as I have this pet, which is a ridiculous Python, if anybody's curious, you can look it up on the internet. I can't really move to Florida because they're absolutely banned down there. So Texas, but Texas is good. I like Texas. I liked the weather. I liked the laws. I liked the politics. I like most things about Texas, but I'm getting done with Austin. And I don't know if it'll happen in a couple of months or maybe it'll happen by the end of the year, but at some point before too long, I think I'm going to make the jump to a different Texas city and experience a cheaper cost of living and ended up using a different airport than I have been using here in Austin. But honestly, since my work is not really tied to us and it's not really gonna affect my ability to to do work for clients at all. Now I've certainly, I think would miss some of the people that, that I've gotten to know that live in Austin, but there's actually quite a few people right now that I do know that are that I've known in. Awesome. That are friends who are also looking at leaving Austin. So I'm by no means early in my efforts to scope out at another place to live. If anything, I'm probably a little bit behind the curve and I could have started this process a year ago. Or maybe over a year ago, pre COVID and I would have done it during COVID and moved somewhere else, but it is what it is. I'm still here for the time being but just keeping you guys abreast of my thoughts. If anybody is curious about coming and living in Texas post pandemic I think it's absolutely one of the best states, if not the best state across the entire us to live. It is a huge state. You can live in a little tiny town if you want. You can live in a huge metropolis Houston, Dallas, Fort worth. If you combine both of them that's like number three and number four cities or metroplexes I should say, in the United States huge studies. And I'm kinda thinking Houston as a place I've never lived before as maybe my next move rather than San Antonio, because Houston has something interesting. It is one of the few cities in Texas that has actual neighborhoods. And what I mean by neighborhoods is there are areas in Houston where it's like a small little city within the city. Like you've got your own little types of restaurants and movie theaters and bars. And, it's a neighborhood. It's a neighborhood much like Boston has neighborhoods in New York as neighborhoods. And that's in contrast to cities like Dallas or Fort worth, which, I'm sure if you asked their PR department would absolutely say, oh yes, we have neighborhoods. But I can definitely say from having lived there, not really those cities are essentially a downtown area that shuts off at 10:00 PM and then really large suburbs that are not really neighborhoods because they're identical. You could almost. Take a key from a house five miles away from Dallas, drive another 25, 30 miles down the road, and then find the house that has the exact same lock and key and looks very similar from the outside and walk into it because, once you get about five, six miles outside of the downtown area, you're in the burps and you're in the burbs for literally another half hour to 45 minutes of driving. And that's true in Houston as well. But those suburbs. Those areas are slightly distinct because I think Houston grew up with I think it's a little older, first of all, but I think it grew up with more areas that were niche-y and specialized and had their own feel and their own kind of communities. And then as the main city grew around them, Those little out of the way, places just became neighborhoods within Houston. It could also be that I'm totally wrong on this and having never lived there what looks like a neighborhood when you visited may turn out to be nothing more than just stay slightly different paint for suburbia. So who knows, but Houston is definitely cheaper than Boston and I knew Austin was more expensive than Dallas when I moved here, but it's only kept going. Again, for anybody thinking of moving to Austin or looking for work here I'll give you some stats of what it was like when I moved here nine or 10 years ago and what it is now. So when I moved to Austin, you could find on street parking in downtown, you might have to drive around the block or two, but it was pretty easy to find. And parking was usually about I think it was 25 cents every half hour. So let's say 50 cents an hour for on street parking. Parking garages tended to be like four bucks for four hours or three hours, probably three hours for four bikes, thereabouts. And the only time that was ever different was during south by when parking could be $50 a day. Today in downtown Austin, there is almost no parking on the streets. It's virtually impossible to find. If you do find it, it's more like a buck every 20 minutes. So maybe three or $4 an hour for on street. But like I say, it's almost impossible to find ramps. You're going to pay 12 bucks for the first hour and then another three or four bucks an hour after that. So easily spend 15 to $20 just to go have dinner for parking fees. But even those ramps sometimes are hard to find the opening downtown because they're booked up. And so you generally end up doing valet parking. There's tons of valley. Every restaurant, every bar has valet in front of it. And of course the valet is going to be usually 15 bucks. So that's a drastic change. And this is all during non prime time, non south by time. That's one change. I would say another change is just cost of living, which when I was moving to Austin nine years ago it was probably about one and a half to two times that of Dallas. So like in Dallas back then, You could buy a 2,500 square foot home for about $350,000 brand new construction. When I got to Austin, it was a 50 year old home that was 1200 square feet. That was going for $550,000. So you get less home for more money in an older home. If you want it to get new construction Austin in a 2,500 square foot space. It was basically going to be a tear down that somebody did where they bought a house in property, tear down the old house, built a much bigger house in that property. And the price was generally from about 700 to a million. And we're not taking like super fancy homes either. Again, something that would easily be three 50 or maybe even less than Dallas would be seven 50 in Austin. And it seemed a little excessive back then. Well, In the intervening nine years, Austin prices have gone up from 50 to a hundred percent. So that same 50 year old home that was going for 520,000 is now pushing 900,000. The the unattractive home that was probably built brand new in 1995 for about $210,000 is now over a million. And new construction. If you want to get a 2,500 square foot new construction home in Austin proper, it starts at a million in a little tiny lot, somewhere. That's not a great location. And this potentially up to a million and a half in a better location with a slightly bigger lot. And again, 2,500 feet. This is not a huge home. So it may still not quite be San Francisco pricing, but it's damn. Blows and it's been moving in that direction. It's definitely a sellers market, not a buyer's market. And I think a lot of that price inflation hasn't been caused by companies like Tesla, like Oracle and a company that I've just moved their headquarters, or even companies like apple that have not moved their headquarters, but definitely have tremendously increased the size of their campus in Austin and therefore attracted a lot more. People to move here from other states to work in Austin. So costs have gone up food costs, I'd say this may be true across the country, but certainly roughly the same amount of food that I was buying nine years ago at a grocery store and paying about 90 bucks for right now is probably about $180. So price of food in last decades about doubled. And this is just, a variety of typical one week's worth of cart items. And that may be true across the whole country. I don't know, since I've only been living here and if I'm traveling, I'm eating out. So don't assume that it's just Austin that has doubled its food prices in the last decade. It could be where you live as well. I don't know. Maybe it's not, maybe it is just Austin. So that's gone up. Gasoline has certainly gone up, although probably not as much as it has in some other states, but when I moved here gas prices were fairly low. And I think with most of the Trump's administration, they stayed relatively low. And post Trump losing the election gas prices are probably up about 30%. Right around there. So not as much as some other things in Austin, for sure, but they are definitely on their way up and we'll probably continue increasing as well. So those are all negatives. Now. There's also tons of live music, a lot of a tree in Austin. When I moved here, there were literally every bar that sold drinks also had a band playing every night and I'm not really exaggerating here. I remember being shocked at how you're just. Walking around not even in downtown, but like south of downtown Congress street, you're just walking around and every block that you walk, you start hearing different music. And as you get closer, you realize it's not just playing on the on speakers. You realize that it's actually a different band at a different bar. And some of them, certainly could be good or bad, but regardless, Austin, I think truly was the live music capital of the country, which is what their logo or not their logo, their tagline is. Yeah. So true. Certainly not in COVID and even pre COVID stay a drastic reduction in the amount of music on the streets. It, I don't know if it's because they're less bands or because less bars are willing to spend money. Online music or what the deal is. It's just something that happens a lot less these days. The speed of life in Austin, I think is increased. Austin was really like a small town with a cool downtown and still a lot of weird kind of hippy attitude. It was definitely the most liberal place in Texas, but it was that sort of liberal, not the politically correct. Antifa liberal. And over the last few years, I feel like it's gone more and more towards the politicized Antifa type liberal and the way from the sort of 1970s hippie style liberal. And maybe that's just the natural evolution, but it's definitely something that I've noticed. There used to be a lot of people that have goats and chickens in their backyards that lived in Austin proper. I don't think you find that a whole lot, but what you do find is a lot more people that have Beto and basically like they've never taken down their political signs on their lawns. They want to keep them up permanently so that their neighbors and everybody else knows that they are. Politically signaling that they are on the proper team. So we have a lot more of that sort of political advertising that is up 365 days a year at Austin. Luckily I guess on the positive side when there was a what's it called when people vote, when it's not the government it's a. God, I'm blanking out on the term. Guys, help me out here. And then it's not an initiative. It's a, there's a word for it. But essentially we had a thing during the last vote that we had in March. And it passed and because the, there's enough votes for it to get rid of the homeless camping that was allowed on public property. And so that was a minor success. So essentially should clean up the homeless issues that Austin has been plagued with. But it's not called a proposition. I think in California, it's called a proposition. I still can't think of the, quite the right word for it, but you know what I'm saying? It's like a California proposition where people get some topic on a ballot and then there's a vote on it. But the the mayor, which has been the one that responsible for getting all the homeless people to move to Austin, because he's essentially declared that all public property in Austin can be camped with no legal issues which used to be illegal up until he came in. So now he's been trying to figure out how to just subvert the voice of the people. And now they're saying that the city will be looking at utilizing city parks in all neighborhoods, including the neighborhoods with million-dollar homes, as designated spots for camping, which really is a passive aggressive way of saying You didn't like me allowing camping and public property in the city. How about, I just bring all those people right into your backyard, see how you like that. So it's a very vindictive kind of a maneuver that he seems to be pushing into. Now, the governor has been doing pretty good, but that's a Texas wide issue and not an Austin thing. I think governors trying to reign in. The power is of the mayor of Austin, as much as he's capable of doing, but there are certainly certain issues that are just local. That really there's no place for the state to be controlling them when it's when it's a local issue. So I don't know guys, I've I was trying to figure out what is the topic for this episode? And I think the topic is really my starting to think about where I want to be. In the next decade by looking at the last decade. And there've been some awesome times in the last decade, there've been some awesome things I've done in Austin with friends. There have been boats purchase. There have been jet skis. There have been tons of fishing trips that have been all kinds of things that are very positive memories, but I really am. I'm really feeling like. Like maybe it's time to move. It's time to leave Austin and either head for the hill country or head to Houston for the oil fields. And I actually did get a I got a membership at the Houston space center. So I can go there for free now, as often as I like which I'm not sure how often I really am going to end up going it's one more argument for. For bringing me closer to Houston since I really spend the money to do that. And I did it more cause I wanted to, I like supporting an organization like that. It's a nonprofit that kind of takes care of all the museum pieces, the old rockets, the old Saturn five and stuff. But yeah, Austin, I think is going to be in the rear view mirror before too long. Now I'm still here and I'm still looking around. So no news as of yet, other than just saying I've got my eyes open and if somebody doesn't live in Austin, but live somewhere else in Texas and specifically somebody in Houston or somebody in San Antonio, I would love to hear back from you, your thoughts about your city have changed for the worse. Has it changed for the better? Has it changed at all? What are some of the pros and cons to each of those cities? And I certainly know, like in. No San Antonio can't compete with Houston based on many factors, much smaller. It doesn't have the neighborhoods. It's not as quirky and interesting as Austin. It's not as high powered with all the large corporate infrastructure as Dallas and Fort worth. But it is closer to the Gulf and the, and there is something to be said for just being maybe a couple of hours or maybe even less away from being on the beach every weekend. On the Gulf of Mexico. And the fact that it is a smaller city also means that there are less issues that the big cities have. And I'm not shutting the door on San Antonio ear and the cost of it living is definitely cheaper than San Antonio and Austin. I think it's even a little bit cheaper than Houston. Although, not a whole lot. But certainly there's more freelance. There's more opportunities to get land closer to San Antonio as well. So if you are from any of these places, do let me know. And if anybody's planning on moving to Texas, keep the things that I mentioned about Austin in mind. And I did, I enjoyed living in Dallas. I was actually in the burbs up there in Frisco and Frisco looks nothing today. Like it did when I lived there, when I lived there, there was a lot of. Fields where cows roamed and ate grass and pooped and a few houses. And the last time I was up there, there are no more cows in Frisco. It is all houses and there's cheap houses. There's really expensive houses. There's just tons of neighborhoods, lots of schools, but it's like a very new young city on the outskirts of Dallas. But No I still enjoyed living there. I just, I don't really want to go back to Dallas. I think I want to explore more of Texas. It's such a huge state that I could literally keep living in and moving from city to city here until I'm dead. So it's I like Texas is good. All right guys not a whole lot of political news other than what I mentioned at the beginning of the episode here. And again, the reason for that is honestly, like I'm only half paying attention to politics at this point. I've just been more focused on other things. I've had friends from out of town staying with me because it was my birthday. People flew out for that. I've been playing some more video games. Some of you guys saw me on Memorial day. I was a little bit a video game playing. W I was playing a video game on Twitch and I put a link up into knowledge and the social. So a few people stopped in to say hi, that was cool. And just in general like I want to figure out some things for the future and honestly the political stuff. Yeah, it's always moving, but in some sense, it's also never changing. Like we got Biden either until he's dead or until they decide that he's senile or for war for four years, whichever those three comes first. So he could be written off as senile and Camela comes in or he dies and she comes in or by some miracle, he manages to pull it off for the next four years without the Harcum becoming president at all, which would be a huge disappointment to all the Democrats that voted for that ticket. Assuming. That it will be the first female president. Not assuming that Biden's going to manage to stick it out all four years. So in any of those situations, I'm sure will be worse off whichever one of those happens because Kamala Harris is like Biden is just like not good, but Kamala Harris is damn awful. And moving from that good to awful is moving in the wrong direction. I guess the I guess only time will tell to see what happens. But anyway, my point was that I've been unplugged a little more than usual out of the politics, because I think that there's just less change happening. There is still. The news about Fowchee line, but that was not really that was totally expected by people that remember something about vouching in the first place. But it was not something that was a big shocker to me, for sure. And so I haven't really been sucked back into watching political stuff the way that I have been back in January or even February of this year. And I probably will be doing more episodes focusing on sort of philosophical topics and maybe with a political bent, like I my episode that talked about censorship, where I really did a little bit of a deep dive on the whole topic of censorship and the history thereof. And then follow that up with an interview by a guy who's battling censorship in Poland. But for the time being I'm just going to play it by ear. We'll see. What kind of topics come up and what I'm interested in talking to you guys about? And today I was just interested in sharing a little bit about what's been going on with me, what my thoughts are not so much for political stuff, but more about personal stuff and the personal decisions and a little bit about Texas and where I'm thinking of ending up eventually. I don't know, maybe this was boring. Maybe you all enjoyed a little bit more of a view into the lifestyle and thinking of sir Jean. Oh, and I got I also got call-outs or Bemrose on grumpy old Benz which as much as they, they continue to be a thorn in my side. I still like that show and I continued to listen to it and. I don't know if he realizes, but Ben rose seems to just occasionally come up with these perfect descriptions, these absolute little nuggets of wisdom and on today's show as I record this he had a great one as well, and I'll actually I made a comment on no agenda social about it. But anyway, his comment about recycling villains, I think was exactly correct. And on the mark. So if you haven't listened to it the most recent episode, definitely check out grumpy old Benz and at least listen to a cer Bemrose. If not to Darren O'Neill, who simply likes to aggravate me some reason, I wanted to thank Cameron w for his continuing support PayPal. And just to say that anybody else that's something money anonymously. I certainly appreciate your support as well. And to all the people that are turning on Bitcoin sat streaming while they're listening. I have to say that I think from my listening audience, There is a disproportionately large number of you guys that are listening with podcasting 2.0 apps, which is a good thing. I'm not complaining about this, but I was just talking to a much, much bigger podcaster than me. And he's getting less money coming in from SATs, from the streaming than I am. And Maya ants is like tiny compared to his. You guys must all have that feature turned on, which is awesome. I appreciate it. It's not money that I can live on or really doing anything with. But my plan is always that whatever it comes in as a Bitcoin will always stay as Bitcoin. So it's going to still stay in my Bitcoin account. And my at least the initial plan is to not take any money out of there until Bitcoin hits a million dollars per Bitcoin. And lately it's been going down instead of up. So it may take a lot longer than I was expecting, but originally I was thinking Bitcoin should hit a million within the next two years. Now I'm thinking maybe it'll be the next three years, but I still think it's going to happen, but it's just not going to happen quite as quick. So whatever money you put in there now, whatever money I'm getting through streaming sands coming in is just gonna appreciate by that much, by the time that I'm willing to take anything out of that account. Simply because the value of Bitcoin is going to keep increasing. If you have any other suggestions guys too, for interviews I don't want to just continue to do this as a soliloquy podcast. As a talking head, I want to do a little bit of a mix and I felt like I went too deep in the area of doing interviews. And now I want to do more episodes where it's just me. But at the same time, I'm certainly very interested in interviewing people that themselves are interesting. So if anyone has any suggestions or anybody wants to be interviewed because you're such a fabulous, interesting person just let me know. You can find my contact info either in the podcast itself, or just go to no agenda social, cause I'm usually hanging out in trolling there. And even if I'm not actively responding. I still will always check for any kind of incoming messages directly directed at me. So thanks for listening. Thanks for donating. And we'll see you next time.

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