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FrostRunner: FREE SPEEDRUNNING GAME 2019! – Gameplay Walkthrough (Main Story)


hi guys gameplay vids 24/7 here welcome
to the first and maybe only part of my Frostrunner gameplay walkthrough series
for the PC guys frostrunner is a free-to-play running game pretty much
you have to try and beat every stage as fast as possible without falling and
dying pretty much you guys know that the bunny hopping what’s a word for it
surfing I think it’s called in counter-strike terms surfing bunny
hopping either way the games that focus mainly
on that let’s see how well I can do I do hope that you guys do enjoy you can play
this right now and staying for free just keep that in mind okay I try and beat my
scores I am no way gonna be really good at this game but I will give it a solid
try let’s see how good we can go please remember course hit that like and
subscribe and if you did enjoy leave a comment as well tell me what you think
of Ross runner I’d love to hear it alright so yeah I’m gonna switch back to
the other view now let’s take it off I will switch between scenes here and
there what I want to talk to you guys one-on-one but for now I will go to the
default face cam alright let’s do this so I want to try and jump straight away
here try to a skip jump dad so 5 point 6 9 6 seconds the highest
score of how early is five point five three nine okay so that is intense let’s
go to the next level here that was level one quick beginnings come and see how
it’s gonna go down now so I’m a little bit worried let’s see I have to jump
over there should be fine just did a jump there was a little secret then what
was that what’s this here you think didn’t think I saw that game but I saw
that buddy achieve unlock do you did it whatever that means they’re just an
achievement unlocked you did it okay so I just got some sort of secret there no
problems nice jump jump jump nice okay got that
done how fast was our five point seven seconds highest score is five point five
four five now people pulling off these scores of
five point five Wow okay it’s getting a bit intense straightaway
I snowfall here we go can we use the walls as like walking no
we can’t okay you can’t use the walls oh there’s another secret though okay I got
the secret that’s fine I thought we could maybe use the walls
and like you know glide off them but you can’t not submit then enter me 5.6
seconds high scores five point four seconds ha ha people are dominating this
game that was snowfall completed good ok finding treasures let’s do this I’m
gonna go for that bonus straightaway apparently we have to collect
unlockables to unlock levels cool just died that male that’s alright just wanna
cut as many coins as we can yes that was good that was actually pretty decent but
I still did not manage to get even on the top ranking man
my tie is four point eight five five highest scores again by Zeus this guy
Zeus keeps destroying everyone 4.6 seconds err guys bloody h### that is
intense prologue 5 final test okay let’s hear the final test I just
sucked up instantly what if I jump here nice doing alright we’re gonna keep
hopscotching across here hopefully this works alright that was okay that wasn’t
bad right speedy beginnings did you even read the tool tips so got a couple of
treatments a lot there okay not bad dude we did it nine point four eight three
high score is nine point two oh I will prologues completed guys through a loop
okay through a loop it shouldn’t be too hard surely reims activate moving
platforms I can’t read the rest of it sadly that’s okay too late now Masumi
just to jump through the ring yep there we go
so 5.2 seconds one with 6.5 literally bed in that booster cross nice that was
okay 5.9 seconds just then good it means a
little bit better maybe oh yes did a little bit better five
point nine still how are people how guides how are people pulling off 5.2
seconds whoever is doing this these scores
Zeus actually got beaten then so whoever is actually pulling off these scores you
guys are freaking legends out there man I don’t know how you’re doing it for
real you gotta show me on YouTube definitely
stair-stepper ringing – okay here we go oh wow okay
oh I’m dead I was gonna try an Abba Scotch that they’re a didn’t work out at
all jump jump come on keep going keep going
nice eight point eight seconds some of the eight point seven eight but still
don’t get on tenth position there can I go a little bit faster you reckon or not
Marty Larry we’re into next level so this is pretty good for a free-to-play
game I’ve got to admit keep up okay I got
keep up as long as we keep jumping like this like a madman we should be okay I
don’t want to miss like that obviously however to do is probably gonna
concentrating it jump jump nice
I still don’t know how to help people going so quick by the way it baffles my
mind bro I would okay then seventeen second alright so got 11 seconds to 17
seconds ladies and gentlemen there you have it go around here we go next one I
just wanted to see what happened I did just sacrifice myself then Oh God oh
well okay this is a bit intense that was pretty fun 12 seconds is around here
enjoy do I have to go on that platform I think I have to go on that platform them
at a while hey I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do this yes nice
gotta unlock nice run-up beautiful eleven seconds just then it’s got a ring
to it faster than a blue hedgehog then I’m just doing really good then I’m not
because I got 11 points 16 seconds nine point nine seconds was the highest so
they are the highest one that’s alright let’s go to next level
dude I’m liking the game so far Lachie I’m liking the game so far give this a
try guys don’t try and beat my school I want to see how fast you guys are going
right because as I said I’m not the best spot you know I do try my hardest here
slip and slide I can’t even go what’s gonna happen oh yeah slip’n slide is
right brother Jesus Christ now slide off the edge yes I can’t cool
I’ve gone that far I want to show you this unlock got it okay good I want to
try and get on that edge if I can there we go nice that was good but actually we
did okay then three point three two I’m at three point five for put a little bit
better oh come on zero point is zero zero one
second slower okay that’s enough for now slipping slides done slide to the left
ice – okay I want that pickup got it nice okay all just missed them I was
trying to try and slide into that oh god it’s ping pong then but I get
three point nine two so that should be good a little bit better three point
eight other people at three point two zero point zero four nine seconds three
point seven seconds still people again three point two unbelievable scores
right now half pipe press space to start okay
let’s do the half pipe I do it if I could leave all the way to that side
that’d be fantastic I don’t know if I can pull that off though oh man I reckon
I can I kind of trying to look a little trick okay big jump there we go that was nice
eight point seven seconds not bad not bad not bad
keep sliding Icefall the only problem is trying to land that jump the first time
properly there we go nice that was good four point nine eight five
seconds there on the timer snow cross press space to start here we go
Oh God okay this is gonna be intense big jump big mess
I died yes game I understand cool so obviously you can’t jump why’d you
hit that for Kenya a little bit fast and last time I don’t know how people got
six seconds on that do that’s incredible if you get six seconds in that getting
40mm press space to start okay cool that’s click nice about six seconds
there sure and sweet all right here we go I’ll do a big leap legally worked out
okay for me there 8 seconds oh that’s trying a little bit faster here nice little bit faster seven point nine
seconds so so far we’re doing all right I’m not doing terribly not failing every
single jump now you’re hooked okay here we go
Oh God you have to climb that perfectly okay nice
Oh God straight over dude I jump straight over the door get ready
everyone I reckon I can do it this time nice excellent straight through a little
bit faster there twelve point two seconds Wow so pretty much we we are
never gonna get first place in this game so far by looks but wall I shot myself
really far then I’d say I can do here can I be sneaky with a boost let’s find
out not too sure where I’ll go exactly oh okay I’ll go through here apparently
whoa um okay twelve seconds that was just then somehow people actually beat
me though well bro people switched on here
they’re doing their tricks as well excellent
nine point seven seconds I actually did okay that nine point seven seconds hey
Candace here we go what the h###’s gonna happen here died straightaway – slow easy whoa nice boost there that
boost was great cool that was a quick boost 14 seconds
Oh too slow for other people apparently hope I cut through here maybe put a
boost jump down I’m not too sure 13 seconds that time bling okay
got it nice hey six point six second bling – big
leaps that was a big leap then cool oh oh oh cheeky game assuming you get this
guys yes beautiful I did okay look a little bit faster ten point three four
nice I’ll take that air time here we go again okay I guess the game once we really
start learning to use these boosts properly that was good
that was very good that was nice and quick ten point 64 let’s try and hunt
down that bonus now till we get through here
time okay let’s do this properly again nice straight in beautiful ten point
three seven okay that was good watch the landing here we
go a big jump just made it buddy how this is a hike isn’t it quite slow 17
seconds seventeen point eight seconds left and right okay and try make it all
the way down dad bloody h###
nice big boost across I should get me boy nice just made that through good
stuff sixteen point two four seconds man that was intense
alright so so far really liking the game it is a h### of a challenge bro I don’t
know how some people are pulling off the scores that they are then if they found
exploits they found the best way to do it I cannot wait to see people’s videos
on YouTube that’s all I can say for real it’s a nice level gonna be chained it
together Oh God chained it together here we go get all right mister the boost jump now
the boost jump is hanging me all the way to the end isn’t it
excellent 14 seconds first place got 11 seconds down the middle that’s a big
jump got a eight point three seconds there guys max score was eight geez
falling softly here we go I shall want to leap off that won’t I now go over the
barrier I guess I can tackle and here excellent that was all right seventeen
seconds someone beat in 14 seconds though I love it
up and over okay nice boost there directly here got a fourteen point four
seconds actually did that pretty decently legit I went okay finish line doing okay nice big boost there beautiful
dude we did heaps good then like that was that was good chain reaction the
floor is lava 12 seconds to 0.0 to avoid 16 well that’s it the game’s done
credits yet see we’ve done it everyone alright
cool bro I didn’t even get a hundred percent there either but we did actually
did pretty decently pretty happy with that
these are the credits good job team very cool man love the graphics in this
game as well feel free to play game man’s pretty solid 30 minutes or so
thirty minutes to an hour reckon to be every level I know we do have any sanity
ones but I probably won’t bother with them just yet as you guys that she want
to see me play them there was a level there hang on what’s that level I die I
wanna try and grab that bonus level p.m. and um I like the game legit like I had
no problem with it if you guys play for Asrani please let me know in the
comments below I’d love to hear it I’d love to know what your scores were
as well on what you user names are so I can see them in the leaderboards because
yeah I try my hardest but the game punished me we think it’s a pretty look
we’re gonna do terribly of course I’ve been in attitude that bad it’s just not
what I I didn’t get Tom to ten hello legit under it though I think with you
know okay no should I finish this credit level here
I speak very beautiful done ball bro okay so what’s this insanity what you’re
doing sanity I don’t know what that means and sad I get to collect all the
yeah who won’t worry about that just now if you guys want to see insanity levels
let me know in the comments below but either way thank you so much for tuning
in guys I hope you all enjoy today’s video a good way to start off 2019 with
a fun game that keeps you on your toes so yeah I therefore recommend you guys
all try out frost runner thank you again for tuning in
catch you all later guys be sure to subscribe I play new games every day see
you and everyone

Gamar app with the British Museum game featured on BBC London News


The British Museum
has turned to modern devices to try and entice its visitors the museum has teamed up
with a small technology startup in Farringdon to create an app which will enhance the experience, well for some, Jill McKenzie reports. Brought over from ancient Greece thousands of years ago,
the Elgin Marbles are top of many tourists list but they’re not for everyone. The
Parthenon Gallery is one of The British Museum’s most
famous and popular galleries but it’s not exactly the most
child-friendly. There are no bright colours here or things to engage with so the hope is that this app can change that by giving children a fun and slightly competitive way to learn
about the sculptures. So in this game, we simply have to match
the silhouette to the correct sculpture. This is one of
a number of games and challenges which guide children around the exhibition We simply walk up. We point the
device too, and that sculpture comes to life and if we tap, just like that then we get some
information. At the minute we have the details on the sculptures but it’s very adult oriented. With this game we’ve created a child friendly version of that
text and obviously with the game now I think
children are more inclined to play and to observe what they’re looking at to
learn about it than if it’s just the sculptures and the normal museum environment
that they’ve had in the past. We use the technology that they’re really comfortable with,
there’s interactions that they’re really familiar with, which are exciting and engaging and that pulls them in, in a kind of way that captivates; whilst delivering something
that they’re learning about, at the same time. But could this soon be more than just a
way to keep the kids entertained? The company behind this want to use their
technology to change the way we all interact with our city. A lot of mobile or tablet games are head down into your device and shut off from the
world. It’s quite a new experience to have a game that encourages you to put your head up to engage sculptures. It’s already eyeing
up other places in London where this could work. Perhaps the days of the audioguide are
numbered. Jill McKenzie, BBC London News…

Personal Game Plan Creation And Mentoring | Tyler


Have you wondered how to get in the game
of real estate investing and how to actually invest? My name is Kris Krohn
I’ve bought thousands of homes. And today, I’m going to sit down with a young man
fresh out of college. Got his first job and ultimately, he saved up a little bit
of money. And now, he wants to know, “What are my options? How do I invest in the
game of real estate? What should I do?” And I’m going to give him a his personalized
game plan right now. Stay tuned. By the way, at the end of this, I’ll share with
you how you can get your own custom game plan as well. What’s up? Welcome back. So, I am here with
Tyler from Florida. What’s up, man? How you doing? -Good. Nice to be here. -Yeah. So, Tyler’s come out for one
of our events you’ve been before. And excited to be back. -Absolutely, 100%. -Well, dude. We’re doing a game plan today. And I always call this a
million dollar game plan because everyone should have a plan on how
they’re going to make their next million dollars. Because if you can do a million
dollars and you can do it again, you can do it again. And one of the things that I
love is I love putting myself in other people’s shoes. Today, we’re talking to
Tyler who is a teacher. His wife does x-rays and they’re young. Right? They’ve
been married for a very short period of time and they’re really trying to figure
out, “Alright, like, how do we ultimately get where we want to go?” That’s really
the question today, isn’t it? -Absolutely, yes sir. -Do you know what it is you ultimately
want to create financially for yourselves? Like, what’s your dream look
like? Is there an amount of money? My goal would be about $200,000 a year. -Okay. And is it like residual income that’s coming in whether
you work or not? -Absolutely. Yes sir. -Okay, good. So, if you think
about that for a minute, it’s 16 thousand dollars a month that is rolling
in. Let’s see if we can get him there today, you ready?
-Absolutely. Okay. So, I need to find out a couple of things first just so that I
can create. And the way that I’m going to do this is fairly agnostic. I really don’t
know you. I don’t know your belief system. I don’t know what you value. I don’t know
how you feel about debt or 401ks and things like that. So, what I’m going to do is
I’m going to extract some basic financial information. Kind of ballpark. And then
I’m going to say, “If I woke up today as Tyler, like Freaky Friday… If I woke up
like Tyler, what would I do to make a million bucks?” Fair? -Yeah. Sounds good. -Okay,
let’s play. First of all teacher, obviously fresh out
of college. Third year teaching? -Yes sir. -And roughly between that and
your side hustles, what would you say… And even your wife’s x-ray income, what would
you say your total income looks like right now? -Probably about $90,000. So, you got dual income earning. No kids yet? -No, sir. -Dogs? -We have one dog. -Okay. There we go.
Okay. They’re warming up to responsibility right now. Okay. And so, we got $90,000 and would you guys say that you’re getting
ahead right now or you check the check are you getting behind? -I would say we’re
getting ahead, honestly. Okay. So, you’re set so money aside. -Yes, sir. -How much
money have you put aside in the savings? -Right
now, I have in my savings account, I’ve about total about $40,000. -Okay, awesome.
And this is a very important question for me to ask. Of that money in savings,
there’s always a part of that that’s there for what I call a Swan account
–Sleep Well At Night account. So, my question to you is of that 40,000, what’s
the minimum that needs to be in that account for you and your will have to
say, “Hey, we can sleep well at night.” I would say $15,000 would be good for me.
-Okay. So, I’m going to call that the 15k Swan account. The sleep well at night
account. So, there’s maybe $25,000 that could be used for investing or doing
something, is that right? -Yes, sir. -And then, you’re getting ahead… How much do you
think you’re contributing to savings every month roughly? -Savings, I usually on
the low end about $400. But I usually try to make it in between 400 and 600
dollars a month. -Okay. Awesome. By the way, young starting out learning how to live
within your means and saving getting ahead, super super smart. So, dude way to
go on that. That’s awesome. That’s a really important key to being able to
invest. That’s how you put yourself in this position. And then other than income,
savings, any other assets that I should really be aware of? Debts? -Car loan. I have
I think $7,000. -So, no other debts? No credit cards, no student loans. -I pay off
all my credit cards and things like that. -Alright. So, we got a fiscally
responsible man. And by the way, does your wife like… Is that her way of being too?
Is she all about this financial responsibility stuff? -She’s a spender but I mean I’ve tried to get her
going my way. So I mean, she does some of it. I mean we make sure like her credit
cards you paid off and anything like that. -So, you keep it up, pay off the bills. Just tell me
you’re taking off for ice cream while. -We go shopping for Christmas decorations. -I
got you. I like it. Okay. So, really we don’t have any debts to worry about.
We’re not trying to really eliminate any… You’ve done a good job managing that
part. Do you guys rent? You have a house? -Yes, sir. -Which one? Rent or have a home? -We
rent. -Okay. So, you currently rent. -Yes, sir. -Is home ownership of goal of yours? -It is,
yes sir. -Is there anything that’s kept you from
buying a home so far? -Just trying to be ready for that next chapter and saying,
“Are we ready financially for that responsibility?” -Alright. -Yes, sir.
-So, I help people invest in real estate that have good credit,
bad credit. Where’s yours kind of that roughly? -My credit last time I checked
was right around high 700s. It was like 750/760. -Listen, anything over 680 is
like you can invest in real estate all day long. Even sometimes low 6.
620 or something like that. But if you’re in high 7s, you’ve got great
credit. So really, these are the only 2 pieces of information I know to
basically put myself in your shoes and say, “Alright, I woke up today. My name is
Tyler and I’m now going to make some new financial decisions.” -Cool. -In no
particular order, the first thing is PR. Stands for a primary residence. And since
home ownership is a goal for you and your wife, in your area, you guys are in
Florida, what’s the median home price roughly? Around our area is about and between
like 230 and 250 right now. -Now, you’re telling me kind of a strange situation.
You’re actually currently renting a house that is it your mother-in-law’s
house? -Yes sir. -And she had even said at one point that
she might even be open to you buying that someday? -Yes, sir.
-What do you think the houses may be worth? -A house from the CMAs that I’ve
done is right around like 220. -Okay. So, you have a $220,000 value. By the way,
median in the area is 250. So, I like that they’re buying the primary residence
below the median. You guys already lived there. That’s convenient.
If family were to sell that to you, do you have any idea what they might be
open to selling that for? She’s thrown the number out about 180. -Awesome. Okay.
And you like the house? -Yeah, we love the house. -So, this is a house that you
guys could actually buy and live in? -We’ve done a lot to it in terms of fixing it
up everything. So, I’d like to buy it and then turn into a property if that’s
possible. -Dude, I love that. Well, let’s talk about how you would do that.
-Okay. -So, for this first option, right now, you’ve got the job income. Because he’s
been 2 years at the same job because he’s got good credit and he’s put money
aside. This is a slam dunk. Now’s the time to approach mommy-in-law
and say, “Hey, we’ve been saving and we would like to buy the house.” If you buy
it for 180,000 and you’d go with the bank that allows you to put a 3% down,
you’re going to be able to purchase this house for less than $6,000
of what you currently have saved. And looks like because you’ve been in the
house for a while and taking care of it, you’d be walking into about $40,000 of
equity. So, by the way, would you be willing to trade 6,000 for 40,000? -100%.
-Okay, that’s smart move. Right? Do you guys see that? Do you understand that?
There’s so many benefits of homeownership. Now, he gets to actually
write off the interest. Now, he picks up the tax benefit. His business or a side
hustle or anything he’s got going on, he can actually write off a part of a house
home office that gets used. All sorts of benefits can actually come from home
ownership. It’s also going to lower your taxable income because of depreciation
that the government lets you basically say, “Hey, let’s just take this house and
divide it by 28 pieces.” You take 180,000 divided by by 28 pieces and it
would ultimately come down to being able to write off $4,500 a year. -Wow. -So, it’s
going to lower your income which means you’re going to pay less in taxes. So, a lot
of benefits. Like that $6,000, you’re going to recover that like that. More
important you’re stepping into immediate equity. And if you decide to move again
later which is something I’m going to show you, that becomes an investment
property. -Cool. -That make sense? -That sounds awesome.
-Okay. So, I want to talk about “How do we stretch this money?” I got 25 grand to
play with in my mind. I need to keep 15 in the grand to the bank to keep
me and my wife happy. What do I do with this? So, option number 1 is buy primary
residence. It’s going to be $6,000 to make that happen. And I want
to carry on with this plan. Let’s just say that afterwards… Let’s say 12
months later, you decided to move. This house becomes an investment property
with that equity and you get to do a new primary residence. You don’t have kids,
you got a dog. Moving is no one’s favorite thing to do
but if you can move into another prime piece of equity. And let’s just say do
something very similar with a $6,000 downpayment, now if that 25,000, you have
used 12,000 of it and you, inside of a year, you’ve got yourself 2 homes.
Normally, when you buy an investment property, got to put 20% down. If you’re
not going to live in it. But since he is going from a primary residence that he’s
living in, banks usually say, “Commit to living it for a year and then if you
want to move, you can.” Now, he just went from putting you know… Went from 20% down
to only 3% down. So, he saved all of this money. Now, people only like to do that so
many times. My wife and I, we moved 3 times before we moved into
one of our first dream houses. -I think I’d be my wife as well. She’d probably
say same thing. -She might be open to that. -Yeah. -Okay. So, moving is not fun but by the way,
could it be worth getting ahead of that fast?
-Absolutely. -Okay, so I like what we’re seeing there. So, really option number 1
is milk and work the system, put minimum down. Move into it. Inconvenience
ourselves but now if you hop a couple of times, you can actually say, “Wow,
you do this 3 times.” And it’s like, for less than $20,000, we bought 3
homes and we increase our net worth well over $100,000. We’re not renting it. We
have positive cash flow we got all the benefits. That make sense? -Yes, sir. -Okay. So,
that’s one of your… That’s one of your options right now. Let’s talk about a
second option. I think I’ve got three for you today.
-Wow. -Second option as you say, “You know what? I don’t know if we want to go
buy a primary residence. Like, right we’re doing a good job managing your money.
Let’s just go right into buying IP.” –Investment property. You know, in investment
property you’ve got to put 20% down. And I can take you into markets, the best
markets in the country and really show you where you can get into property for
20 to 30 thousand dollars. Now, I know you got 25,000 to
work with but you’re also saving 4, 5, 6 hundred dollars a month. And so,
I think we can actually go straight into a don’t change your life circumstance,
just go buy an investment property. You’re going to put 20% down. Get a good
deal on it. And the goal here is to have roughly around a 20% annual ROI.
I’m usually capable of producing 25. Sometimes even 30%. And
this principle is all about “Make my money work for me, Kris.” Because right
now your money sitting in savings. Money market account, right? -Yes, sir. -What’s that
paying you right now? -I think it’s like 0.75. If you start the answer that
question with point, I’m disturbed. It’s been a place to keep your money
maybe safe, relatively speaking. But the reality is if we go from earning
point seven to earning 20%, then be awesome, right? -Absolutely.
You don’t have to disrupt your life. I don’t know if I’m reading body language
wise that you’re as excited about that it’s the first option. Because you want that
home ownership. But I want you to be aware that that is something… -Okay.
-That makes sense? -Absolutely. Yes, sir. -Alright. The third option that I want to point out for you
today then I’m going to call is partner.
And here’s what partnering looks like: You have the ability to get into real
estate. And once you do, there’s going to be friends, family, colleagues that get
kind of curious. Like, what are you doing and how does that work? And they’re older
than you in many situations. So, they’ve actually maybe saved up some money as
well. And if they have, you could say, “Hey, I’ve got a team. Let’s do some deals. I’ll
show you the ropes. We’ll be into it 50/50. You put up the money, I’ll make it happen.”
And they would want to do that if they see that you have some type of track
record or access to a team with track record. Both of which I can give you. -Okay.
-And so partnering, a little more than advance strategy that requires
confidence. And it’s you basically saying, “I am determined.” Like I was. Like, I was
committed by the time I graduate college. I wanted 25 homes. Because I know that
that would be that 6-figure residual income. And whereas you want to
make $16,000 a month residually, that’s why I’m bringing up this option right
here. I’ve got a version of it actually called maverick. And what maverick is
it’s where you find people that partner with me that can buy 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 homes.
My half of the ownership I actually split equally with you. -Oh, wow. -Just for the
referral. Because I’m building my portfolio. I buy
houses every single day. And so, partnering. This is a way for you to
actually acquire homes. But literally and most importantly, you can do it with no
money and you can do it with no credit. it’s important for me to give everyone,
you, as well as Tyler an option of knowing that listen we talk ourselves
out of the investments that make the most sense. Because we’re like, “I don’t
have the money for it.” Even you, it’s like, “Well, I got 25 grand I can work with. I’m
always going to show you an option that doesn’t require 25 grand.” That way if you
have a relationship capital, let’s go buy some real estate. If you’re a good saver,
let’s go buy some real estate. If you want to move, let’s go buy some real
estate. And your situation, you’ve got all three of these available
to you. Bottom line is this Tyler: If I can show you how to buy 1 or 2
homes, every 5 years, they double. They multiply. So 2 become 4, 4 become 8. 8
become 16. And you’re going to get to your goal. So, that’s the good news. The good
news is you put yourself in a great situation. You’re young. You’ve been
responsible with your money. And your game plan says that, “Hey, whether I’m in
the mood for moving or not or opening my mouth. I’ve got 3 viable ways to put
myself on track to making million bucks.” -A solid right there.
-Excited? -Awesome. Absolutely. Yes, sir. -What are you favoring right now? -Honestly,
the first one is probably like the one that I would want to do the most just
because I know my wife if I’m thinking about her as well like, I just put myself in
this. I would say that first option is probably something that she would be
more open to. -Cool. -At the same time, I would want to continue looking
at the other 2 options because (1) I do have some people in my life –parents,
family members, people that I know that have expressed interests and things like
this. When I discuss about you and the videos that I’ve seen. But even the
20% ROI is hard to pass up as well because… I mean, you guys
helping out with that work. I mean me just saying, “Hey, I’ll let
you guys handle it and I’ll just… I’ll just be here laying back.” So… -And Tyler,
that’s what I call the chaos in abundance.
Right now, you have plenty of options. It’s just a matter of now figure out
which option should I do it. For those of you that are watching, there’s a link in
the description below. If you haven’t received a private game plan like you’re
experiencing right now, you should click that link and have a chance to talk to a
member of my team or get a copy of my book that comes with a complimentary
game plan. Because there’s something so refreshing about sitting down with
someone that has loads of experience in the game that can just look into your
world and say, “Wow, did you know this was an option? Did you know that was an
option?” You’ve got options to actually go out there and freaking crush it in real
estate. -I’m excited. It’s just pretty cool to see that. I’m glad I don’t have like
one-set path. I’m glad I have those different avenues to take. -There’s
probably a few more of them out there. Listen, Tyler. Thank you so much for being
here today. -Yes, sir. Thank you. -And congratulations. I’m excited for you.
-Thank you, thank you. -I’m excited to track your results and what kind of the next
move is. And… -Absolutely. -If it were me for what it’s worth, the
idea of buying the house that you’re currently living in from family, getting
a deal on it, walking into equity and do it with a little very little out of
pocket, that’s always a smart move. So, I like where your wife’s headed on that
direction. I’d honor her. I think that’s a good way
to go. -Okay. -But ultimately, you guys will figure it out together. -For the rest you,
make sure that you like this. If this was useful, you’re like, “Wow! Wow! I’m getting
into Kris’s head and figuring out how like a millionaire like looks at
people’s situation. Figures how to make money.” That’s how I would do it for Tyler.
How would we do it for you? Click the link below find out for yourself. You get
a custom game plan. And otherwise, we will see you on tomorrow’s video.

Richard Osman’s House of Games: Champions – S03E45 (07 Dec 2019)


Hello everybody. It is Friday. Welcome along to Friday’s
House of Games. A very special House of Games this
week. It is a house of champions. We’ve had four former winners
battling it out all week. One of them today is going to win
this extraordinary golden trophy. Who is it going to be?
Who are our players? This week they are Scarlett Moffat, Rick Edwards, Naga Munchetty, and David O’Doherty.
Welcome back, everybody. Now Rick, three wins already
this week? Mm. OK. But you are not in the clear, because it’s double points Friday
today, so you can still be caught. How are you feeling? I’m feeling
nervous. Genuinely feeling nervous. I want that trophy. Well listen, you’re up against
winners, winners one and all. Naga, shall we take a little look at
the weekly leaderboard… Yes.
..as it stands? So Rick has got a four point lead,
but it is double points Friday. That means David and Naga,
you really can catch up. Scarlett, I’m afraid
your time might have gone but you are on the champions show. I
already feel like a champion, so… You look like a champion, you feel
like a champion, you are a champion. Thanks.
You’re the champion of our hearts. Whereas who cares about Rick,
do you know what I mean?! That’s what I’m saying! Exactly! You’ve said it quite a lot. Yeah. It’s what we’re all saying.
We’re all saying it now, are we? The internet has been lighting up
with support for Naga and I to try and defeat
this behemoth here. And we’re breathing down his neck.
Look at that. It could be done. Scarlett, shall we take a little
look at the prizes on offer
for today’s final show? There’s the trophy, of course. Our daily winner will also take home
one of these. Oh! Oh! Oh, look at that!
Look at that perfume bottle! We are back loaded.
Hang on a minute! Oh, my God! Is that a hazmat suit? It is not.
It’s a golden onesie. You could use it as a hazmat suit
if you wanted, but I call them
golden onesies. There is the House of Games
suitcase. Imagine that coming
around the carousel. You’d be like, “Oh, that’s mine!” Oh, yeah! You’ve got
the playing cards there, you’ve got the atomiser.
You’ve also got… Now Rick, earlier in the week,
you won the golden amulet. And now… Which, as you know,
confers immortality. Still wearing it. What you have here
is a golden chalice. Well, it’s the Holy Grail, isn’t it? We are not allowed to say legally
that it is the Holy Grail. OK? No, but you could say
figuratively it’s the Holy Grail. It is a Holy Grail. Yes. So, it’d be a nice thing to win,
but that said, the luggage is great. Yeah. So, you’ve got a choice to
make. Listen, what a week we’ve had. We’ve got four former champions
here, four people who’ve won
House of Games before. Only one of them is going
to be our champion of champions, walk home with this.
Who is it going to be? We are five rounds away from finding
out. Shall we play the first one? Let’s do it. Spoiler alert.
It’ll probably be me. OK, let’s go! See what happens. Let’s play round one. It is… Highbrow Lowbrow.
I’m going to go along the line. I’m going to ask you
two questions at a time. The first question will be
a highbrow question. The second one will be
a lowbrow question. OK? But they have the same answer.
Scarlett, here is yours. So if you can get it from this
question, I’m going to give you
two points. OK. I have absolutely no idea.
You and me both. No. Shall we go onto the lowbrow
question? Yeah, please, yeah. So, for one point,
this question has the same answer
as that first question. Jaws. Jaws.
Is that the right answer? It is, well done. One point. Rick, let’s see how highbrow
you really are. Mm-hm. OK? Let’s go the snake. Snake. Don’t know if it features.
Snake, says Rick. You can stick with that,
or you can change it when you see this next question,
your lowbrow question, which is… Good question.
Well, I don’t know that either. I don’t know Daisy. Not highbrow, not lowbrow. No-brow. Relentlessly middlebrow.
Naga, hand on buzzer. I guess I’m going duck. I mean… Oh! Now I don’t know, but… The
reaction, that looked good to me! Yeah. Let’s take a look.
Is the answer duck? A point to Rick. Well done at home if you got
the two points on that one. Naga, for two points… No. No? Not going to go for anything there. So, let’s take a look at the lowbrow
question that has the same answer as that. A BBC soap. Oh! Such a poor start. I don’t know. Shall we time you out? Time me out. Rick? It’s a guess but Eldorado. Is it? It’s the correct answer. Wow. Eldorado. Well done.
APPLAUSE David,
highbrow question for two points. Yeah. Answer me this, please. Is it a ring? Ring, you’re saying. Let’s take a
little look at the lowbrow question. HE HUMS THE TUNE THEY BEGIN TO SING # This is the rhythm
of the night… # I was doing that… # Oh yeah # The rhythm of the night. # I don’t know who sings it. The ring. The ring.
Is the ring the correct answer? It is not. Anyone? Well, I’ll give it a go. Naga? I’m going to say strata. Is it strata? Oh. It is not. Erm, no, cos I was
thinking halo initially, but I don’t think that’s it.
Do you want to buzz in and say halo? It might be worth your while.
You have a go. Scarlett. Go on. Is it halo?
It’s not, I’m afraid. LAUGHTER I’ll tell you what it is. The answer is corona. Corona! Corona! Yes! Scarlett, we’re back to you. Yeah.
Highbrow question for two points. Lady someone? Are you going to say Lady someone? Or Jane… ..Eyre? Jane Eyre, you’re going to say?
Yeah. Let’s hope that’s the answer
also to a lowbrow question. Here’s your lowbrow question
for one point. It’s 1815? Right, I’m going to say Betty. Betty. Is Betty the answer? It’s not. Naga? Emma. Is it Emma? It is. Point for Naga. Well played. Well done. Rick Edwards, can we get ourselves
a highbrow question? Two points if you can answer this. William? Maybe. Is it William? Let’s see if you’re
going to stick with William when you see the lowbrow question. Oh, OK. The British Prime Minister’s
Spencer Perceval, isn’t it? So, Spencer. Is it Spencer? Certainly, Scarlett thinks it is. It is Spencer. Well played.
One point. I knew that from Made in Chelsea,
not the Prime Minister. Spencer Perceval was the only
British Prime Minister to be assassinated. Yeah. Naga, for two points. Is that definitely not
the lowbrow one? LAUGHTER Carpathian Basin. Romanesque. Neo-Romanesque. No. No? Shall we go onto
the lowbrow for one point? Scarlett’s on it. No. No? Shall we time you out? Time me out. Scarlett? Is it Budapest? Is that right? It is Budapest. Well played. Lovely. Budapest. Well played, Scarlett.
A point for you. David, for two points. I mean, it’s not Aristophanes cos there’s no lowbrow question
the answer is Aristophanes. I think it might be Homer. You’re saying Homer. Are you going to stick with Homer
after this question? Erm… Was it Homer? You’re going to stick with Homer?
Yeah! OK, let’s see, was it Homer? It was not. Anyone? Naga? I don’t know, is it Ovid? Is it Ovid? No. It is not. Rick? It’s Virgil. Is it Virgil? Absolutely is. Well played, Rick.
Fair enough. Well done at home if you said
Virgil, especially if you said it after the first clue. That’s round one done on our final
day of this House of Champions. Let’s see how we stand. Pretty good round for Rick there,
I think. Yeah. David still to get off the mark. Naga, you have one. Scarlett, two. Rick, four points. Well played, Edwards. APPLAUSE Let’s move straight along,
shall we, and play round two? And round two today is going
to be… This is a pairs game. The player in
last place gets to choose a partner. David, that’s you. Now, you and Rick have formed a
partnership all week, which has been at first, disastrous, then yesterday
there was a measure of redemption. What do you want to do? Do you want to stick with Rick,
or do you want to mix it up? Now, I’ve thought about this. OK. And because I need more points
than Rick, Naga and I both do, so, I think we’re going to form, Naga and I will form a tactical
team. Oh, that’s clever. NAGA: Good choice. That is clever. OK, so, David and Naga are a team,
Rick and Scarlett are a team. Now, in this round it’s
normally You Complete Me but this time it’s I Complete You. What I’m going to do, I’m going to
ask you a series of questions, OK? Every single question
will have a two-word answer, OK? I need you to give me the second
word of the answer and then your partner will give me the first word
of the answer to get a point. Fingers on buzzers, everybody. What is the second word
of this answer? Yes, that is Rick. What’s the second word? Life. Life is correct. For a point, Scarlett,
what’s the first word? After? Is it after? It is, After Life. Well done. Yes! Oh, we’re going in
for the fist bump. Yeah, we’re going fist,
we’re doing a five. We’ll do everything! LAUGHTER Next question.
How’s your plan working out, David? LAUGHTER Thanks, Rick. Sorry, I mean, it wasn’t your plan. Next question, give me the second
part of this answer, please. What is the title of this song? # Go on and close the curtains… # Rick? Tonight. Correct. Scarlett, what’s the first word? # Oh, tonight… # SHE MUMBLES THE WORDS Till Tonight? Is it Till Tonight? It’s not, I’m afraid. You can buzz in, anyone else. David? Save Tonight. Is it Save Tonight? Let’s take a look. It is. Well done.
APPLAUSE You’ve taken the point there. Next question. What is the second part
of this answer, please? Yes, that is David. Williams. Let’s take a look. Williams is correct. Naga? Serena. Is Serena the answer? I like that. It is. Well done. APPLAUSE Final question in this round. What is the second word
in this answer? What is the name
of this ex-footballer? Yes, Rick? Neville. Is correct. Scarlett? Just think of a bloke’s name? Yeah, good start. Yeah. Anthony Neville.
Is it Anthony Neville? No, it doesn’t look like it. Anyone want to buzz in
on the other team? David? It’s Gary Neville. Gary Neville is the right answer. I let you down there. I’m sorry,
I let you down. Not a problem. Brother of Phil Neville, of course.
That was the trap they were
trying to set for you. That’s the end of that round. Let’s take a look at what
it’s done to the scores. Two rounds down on Friday’s
House of Champions. Oh, it’s pretty close, isn’t it? Scarlett and David, three each. And, Naga, you have four. And, Rick, a one-point lead now
with five points. Everyone within two. APPLAUSE Nice. It’s beginning to get
a little bit interesting, isn’t it? Let’s take a look at our next round
today. It is going to be… This is a fun round. I’m going to show you
a category first. So, all the answers here
are going to be British TV dramas. I’ll tell you how it works. We’re going to show you a clue
to what that British TV drama is. It’s two clues in one because also
the initials of that clue are the initials of the answer. Which British TV drama is this? Yes, Rick? Peaky Blinders. Let’s take a look. Peaky Blinders is the right answer. Well done. See how it works? Yeah. Yeah. Next British TV drama. David? Call The Midwife. Is that right? Call The Midwife. Very nicely played. APPLAUSE Final British TV drama. Yes, Rick? Line of Duty. Line of Duty, must be. Well played.
APPLAUSE Here’s your next category. US presidents. Yes, that is Scarlett. George W Bush. George W Bush is the right answer. Well played.
APPLAUSE The next US president. Yes, Scarlett? Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln. APPLAUSE
Some nice buzzing here, Scarlett. Next category. What are these plays, please? Yes, Rick? A Streetcar Named Desire.
Is it A Streetcar Named Desire? It certainly is. Well played. APPLAUSE Nicely done. Next play. Yes, David? Waiting for Godot. Oh, nice.
Waiting for Godot, says David. Is that right? It is indeed. APPLAUSE Final question in this round. Yes, Scarlett? Peter Pan. Of course it’s Peter Pan. I couldn’t work it out.
It is Peter Pan. Well done. That is the end of that round. Good round for Rick,
good round for Scarlett there. A few points being shared out. With two rounds to go on
House of Games House of Champions, the leaderboard at the moment
looks like this. Naga, you have four. David, five. Scarlett, six, Rick in the lead with eight points. Still close, though.
APPLAUSE Two rounds before
we decide our champion. Round four is going to be… Would you please all
take your tablets out. We’re going to show you a map. This is today’s map. It’s Australasia, a little bit
of the bottom of Asia as well. I wonder if you can find for me
the following on your map. We are looking for… Where is that, please? What do you think at home?
Do you know the answer to that one? Then, do you know
where that place is? Point to your screens now. Everybody is locked in. Scarlett, we will start with you. Did you know what the answer was? No. OK. Let’s see where you are. Just thought I’d go on the coast. Go on the coast. Lovely. Rick, did you know the answer? Er, Darwin. Darwin.
And where did you think Darwin was? To be honest, I think
it’s on the coast of Australia exactly pretty much where… So on the north coast of Australia?
Yeah, yeah. Wow. How about that? I think so. Weird how minds work. Naga. I knew it was Darwin. I had no idea so I just put
it in the middle right bit. David, did you know it was Darwin? Yeah, I think it’s to the right of
where the other two coasties were. Interesting. Darwin is the correct answer. But where is Darwin
and who has won the point? Rick has won the point there.
Very well done. APPLAUSE
Well done. I wonder if you can find this,
please, on your map. Where would you find
the Marlborough wine region? That sounds like a nice place
to go on holiday. OK, everyone is in. Rick, do you know
the Marlborough wine region? No. Any idea where it might be?
Absolutely nothing to go on. OK, let’s see where you’ve gone,
Rick. Sort of middle of Australia. Middle bottom of Australia. Naga, what was your thinking? Well, I think
it’s a New Zealand wine. Ah, OK. And I’ve picked the wrong chunk…
OK, so let’s see where you’ve gone. ..so I’ve gone in completely
the wrong place. Yeah. That’s Papua New Guinea
you’re in there. Yes, that’s great. David? I knew where the
South Island of New Zealand was. LAUGHTER So, I just popped my X
in the middle of that, really. There’s David. And, Scarlett,
what was your thinking? Erm, I just sort of kept the
cross where it was on the screen. OK, there we go! Let’s see where that was. Mm-hm. Yeah. OK, excellent. Yeah. David and Naga, you’re absolutely
right – it’s in New Zealand. I mean, there’s not
a huge amount of tension here because I’ve already told you
you’re in Papua New Guinea, Naga – that’s bad quiz show
hosting from me. I should have said,
“But is that New Zealand?” I think we knew it wasn’t. But let’s see how close
David O’Doherty is. I mean, pretty much bang on. Very nice answer, David, well done. Final one in this round.
We’re looking for this, please. Hm. Horrible. Yeah. It’s where Santa spends
the summer. Oh, is it? I didn’t know that.
Yeah, from the North Pole. Yeah, because he’d get
a bit of a tan. Yeah. Listen, at home, if you
know where Christmas Island is, that’s impressive –
if you don’t, like, I’m assuming none of us do, join in the fun. Naga, where have you decided?
I just picked an island near Australia. Lovely. We’ve all
picked an island. Yeah. Let’s see which one Naga has picked. David? I picked an island,
kind of, you know, on its own. Lovely. Scarlett,
what are you saying? Er, well, Christmas is like
a communitive time, so I chose an island that was
near other islands. Of course! Very nice!
That’s lovely. And Rick? Yeah, I mean, similar kind of thing,
absolutely no idea. I mean, I think… I mean, you don’t
want to say too much, do you, humiliate yourself more, but I think… Yeah, go on! ..that Naga is on Tanzania. But then I could… You genuinely have humiliated yourself more there. No, I don’t mean it,
I mean Tasmania, don’t I? Let’s see where Rick has gone. OK, I can tell you, someone
is on Tasmania, someone is on Fiji, someone is on Vanuatu, and
someone is on the Solomon Islands. But, one of those has got to be
closest to the Christmas Island, right? Yeah.
Where are you pointing to at home? Point at the screen now, let’s find
out where Christmas Island is, and who has won the point. Oh, my days! Shall I tell you who’s
closest? They just worked it out. Naga is closest on that one. Yes! If you look at the…
I’ve got a point! Wow! Pure ineptitude.
That is… Wow! RICK: We were all close, weren’t we? That’s the end of that round, tablets away, please. Thank goodness. Very well done if you got closer to
Christmas Island there. One round to go, here’s
how the leaderboard looks. Naga, you have five. Scarlett and David, you have six. Rick, three-point lead. You’ve got one round to go, one
round before we find our winner, give away that trophy –
that final round is… Fingers on buzzers. There will
be a picture, clue underneath, smash the answers together, please. Point for a correct answer, if you buzz in and give me an
incorrect answer, you lose a point. Your first category is… The pictures will be bass players,
there will be a clue underneath. Best of luck to you all,
here is your first one. Yes, Rick? Roger Watership Down? Is it Roger Watership Down? It is!
Roger Waters and Watership Down. Next bassist and next clue. Yes, David? The Fleaning Tower Of Pisa. Is it The Fleaning Tower Of Pisa? I’ll give you that. Flea and Leaning Tower Of Pisa. Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Next bassist, and next clue? Ah! Oh, David? Oh, I shouldn’t have
buzzed in there. Er… Is it Suzi Quatro? And therefore it’s… ..Ro… Erm… I’m afraid I’m going to have to
time you out. Anyone? Well, if it is Suzi Quatro,
Trowbridge is in Wiltshire. I wonder
if it’s Suzi Quatrowbridge? It IS Suzi Quatrowbridge. You lose a point there, David. Next category is… Here we go,
those will be the pictures. Yes, David? Coleslawn bowls. Is it coleslawn bowls? It is. Coleslaw and lawn bowls,
well played. Next picnic food. Yes, Scarlett? Potato-Sadele? Saladele? Everyone happy with that?
Yeah. Yeah. Potato Saladele, I’ll give you that. Potato salad and Adele. Well done, Scarlett. Next picnic food. Yes, Rick? Sandwichita? Is it Sandwichita? It is! Beautifully done. Next category. Lovely. Who is this actor, and what is the clue? Yes, Rick? Brian Bless-Ed Balls. Oh! That’s so good! Brian Bless-Ed Balls… ..is the correct answer. Next actor.
KLAXON SOUNDS We’re done. We leave on Brian Bless-Ed Balls, erm… As we should. As we should! A terrific week, winners all,
but we’ve brought all the winners together to find the winner of
winners, the champion of champions. I think we
know who it’s going to be. Let’s take a look at the scores
at the end of this show. So, who has won
Friday’s House Of Games? It’s Rick Edwards has won Friday’s House Of Games. His fourth win of the week. Nicely done, 12 points. Rick, the small matter of choosing
one of these prizes. A good day for prizes. Yeah. There’s the chalice,
but there is also the luggage. When he puts it like that… I’m going chalice. Going chalice! Rick takes home
the House Of Games… ..golden cursed chalice. Sorry, I didn’t say it was cursed at
any point. Oh, it’s cursed, is it? Yeah, it’s cursed. Oh, my God! Is the luggage cursed?
No, the luggage wasn’t cursed. The amulet will save you from
the curse. This is a good point. No, no – the chalice
is the only thing that can destroy the
power of the amulet. Oh! So, what an absolute waste
of your time it’s been. So, the amulet no
longer grants eternal life, because of the chalice.
What a total nightmare. Do you know what, absolutely
my fault for not mentioning it. Does anyone else want the amulet?
I am so glad I didn’t win! Certainly, 100% my fault, Rick,
I’ve led you astray there, sorry. The luggage is lovely. Yeah. Er, but, the trophy…
Mm. ..is not cursed. Mm. So, if you walk home with that,
that would be a lovely thing. Mm-hm. Our winner of the House Of
Games champion of champions is… Of course, it is Rick Edwards. Rick Edwards, thank you. That feels so good.
Thank you. It does feel good. That’s heavier than the normal one.
It’s a good one. Speech. Speech, yeah –
you must be happy. Firstly, I’d like to say what
an absolutely lovely week I’ve had. Thank you. Lovely contestants. Obviously, David and I had a
difficult patch in the middle. Yes. I’d like to think
that we repaired it, and I feel like I’ve made two
new friends as well. Aw, lovely. Rick Edwards, congratulations. Thank you all
so much for coming back, you were all winners
first time round, you’re all winners this
time around as well, as far as I’m concerned, but Rick, congratulations
on taking home the trophy. It’s been an absolute
pleasure this week. Thank you all for playing,
Scarlett, Rick, Naga and David. Thank you all so much, and thank you so much as well for watching
House Of Games, House Of Champions. We will see you next time. Mm. HE PRETENDS TO CHOKE

Incoming Update for KINGDOM UNDER FIRE 2 🎆MMORPG Discussion – Community Update #1 (1080p)


How’s it going folks, welcome back to another
Kingdom Under Fire 2 video where today we’ll be diving into the recent community update
they’ve released in response to everyone’s feedback. A good amount of the players from the community
have taken a break because right now it feels like it’s taking a while for the companies
to push this patach that is very needed, but hopefully
that’ll mean that we’ll get a big one. We can only hope in that regard. It starts off with the state of kingdom under
fire 2, where they say that after several months of preparation, they finally released
Kingdom Under Fire 2 for PC on November 14th for the Gameforge Client, and on the 18th
of November for Steam. The game did seem to have a rocky start when
it first launched to steam, review wise it was almost immediately
shot down into the mixed reviews section, but over the past couple of weeks it’s actually
rose to 81%. With a steady amount of about a thousand plus
players on the steam client everyday alone. Which for an MMO would be on the lower side
for sure, but if they’re able to keep up with updates starting with this one, they’ll be
able to gain players over time as long as the game works out. They continue by saying that over these past
few weeks they’ve been working closely with blueside to release the first major fixes
& content additions by December, and they truly hope that their efforts reflect the
love and passion that players put in the game and feedback we provide. The game currently has a lot of things they
need to take a closer look at and they state that topics such as
progression, and balance will receive more attention to further polish those aspects
of the game. The next thing they talk about is their to
do list which seems very extensive but may not have the majority of things listed aside
from the ones that clearly state that they would be
revisited in the future. These topics are listed as the following –
First on their to-do list is balancing of endgame raids and missions, which probably
is sorely needed alongside tweaks to the loot system. They go into how they’ve heard the feedback,
that players want the content to be harder and more challenging. That the general feedback from the community
was that the endgame raids and missions were fun, but
could use a higher degree of difficulty. Also including a statement about the 16 man
raid that will be added during december which already has some of the difficulty updates
implemented into it. Adding onto that I hope that when the difficulty
is increased that it’s more of a mechanical based difficulty increase as opposed to just
a elevation of health and defenses. To truly make content more difficult while
still making it engaging I believe you need to give us those mechanics to strategize against. But however
they decide to proceed with it, hopefully it works out. The second one consists of General Hero & Troop
Balance. Starting right off the bat stating that Spellsword
and Berserker are in need of some love which certainly seems accurate, but they also follow
that up by talking about the scorpions and slaughterer troops being quote
unquote “employee of the month”. Which is probably a testament to how good
these units are right now, majority of players end
up using them for content like raids and invasions because of how much they bring to the fight
compared to others. Some in the community speculate that these
two troops being mentioned could mean a big nerf is near, and
some feel that they were simply addressing that they know these are very popular units
within the community right now. Either way,
we’ll have to see. They say that in terms of the balancing, it
will be tackled at the same time the difficulty of the raids will be. And after this one they jump into the randomness
of the endgame rewards, which I got to say seems to be getting worse and worse by the
day. Just yesterday I had done
all my invasions and raids with pug groups and we were getting like maybe a maximum of
3 visionstones per run in the actual loot chest. I think I could accurately say that
you may see a purple unit drop once every 5 days in the groups that I run with. I’m starting to think there’s something fishy
going on here. Either that, or my Black Desert bad luck with
RNG is catching up to me. Which would make equal amounts of sense. They continue on by saying that we’ll actually
be getting some troops added to the cubics shop, which should be interesting to see and
means if you’re currently spending all your cubics or most of them on enhancements,
it might be time to dial it back just a little bit. For the Daily Limits of Instances they go
into the feedback received by their hardcore players stating most of the daily content
is cleared incredibly fast, and that the players hunger
for more action when they are done. They state that they are closely monitoring
the situation and would like to check how many players reach that limit, and how frequently
that happens so they can make necessary adjustments. And it’s here I’d love to jump in with some
honesty and feedback to that feedback, me personally I can understand how
someone who plays this game all day and night would want to continue doing the missions
and invasions to keep on progressing past where they are currently feeling halted. But I think it’s also safe to say that it’s
probably better to have too many or more things to do with these limits, rather than so few
things to do with no limits. Because right now,
past the 4th or 5th time or maybe even 1st time you do some of these pieces of content,
they are no longer the most… enjoyable things to do anymore. Especially the cracked
missions and defense invasion, probably the 2 worst ones in the bunch. So even though I don’t think they would listen
to this, I’d love to reiterate this again, if blueside considers
lifting the limit on the content, they should do so while at the same time giving us much
more to do. Make those open world zones actually worth
going into past level 30, give us field bosses, give us world bosses, give us
dynamic events. We want more, engaging missions, give us some
dungeons, give us some bigger and more challenging raids. Make
the mobs drop more gold, and create some more zones. Stuff like that. If they went down that route instead they
might not even need to lift the limits at all. One thing that I talked about on stream the
other night in relation to Ascent: Infinite Realm
was that I loved the way they did their dynamic events, when they started throughout the day
players anywhere in the world could immediately queue for them and teleport
to them along with the rest of the participants. It was awesome. Now for December specifically they talk about
in this community update that it will be the first content update with major fixes. First we can expect the 16 man raid mountain
of pain to be added with adjustments in balance that fits with the higher difficulty request,
also getting a new hero mission by the name of treasure goblin’s nest that will
allow us to get gold, troop visionstones, and general training stones. Thank hell for that. New troops available from the 16 man raids,
5 troops to be made available in the cubics shop, more troops included in this list after
that, the seasonal event for christmas that is
said to feature a limited time event where we may be able to get our hands on these awesome
looking christmas outfits from the old version of the game. We don’t know yet if
they will look like this but I sure hope so. I also hope they will include solo queuing
in one of these upcoming patches so we can have some real fun while we hope. And of course it’ll feature a whole list of
bug & issue fixes. To their credit it definitely seems that they’ve
taken note of all the community concerns, a lot of people seem to be holding out in
the hopes that things work out with these upcoming
updates and I can only hope that it works out too. I’m sure given a few more months or even a
year that this game could without a doubt rise up to be a long-standing title on the
market, but it’ll all depend on how they decide to go about building on that potential. Be sure to check out this community update
in your free time because alongside everything we’ve mentioned it also goes into some great
detail about topics that are currently being monitored which will likely be touched on
in the future, or even further suggestions from
the community. And with that I truly hope that no matter
what happens for the future of this game that both companies do their best to make the product
into something worthwhile. It’s the only
game on the market right now to mesh these genres after all, and thank you all very much
for watching. Hope you have a happy holidays and farewell.

Game of Thrones: Cast Commentary on Brothers Beyond the Wall (HBO)


(BOOTS STOMPING) TORMUND GIANTSBANE:
Ever been north before? Never seen snow before. Down south, the air smells
like pig shit. You’ve never been down south. -I’ve been to Winterfell.
-That’s the north. (BLOWS RASPBERRY) KIT HARRINGTON:
I think there’s always surprises
for characters in this.
You know, Jon Snow’s heard
of Jorah for… his entire life, this notorious seller
of slaves.And then, of course, the actual
person turns up
and Jon can see he’s a good man.Jon is all about honor, right?He has a sense of this
incredible weapon he has. It’s been in your family
for centuries. It’s not right for me
to have it. I think Jon and Jorah make
a connection, which, uh, evolves during this journey
and there’s a shared history,which was a love of my father.(SWORD SCRAPING) I forfeited the right
to claim this sword. IAIN GLEN:
Everything that Jorah does is
about seeking forgiveness.
It’s yours. HARRINGTON:
So there’s a sense of closure
for him in saying, “No, he gave it to you,
and I don’t deserve this.” KRISTOFER HIVJU:
The Hound, for Tormund, he–
he’s a huge guy, he’s mean,
he– he’s crazy and, you know,
Tormund loves mean, crazy guys. Well, I mean, the Hound
doesn’t really talk much and that’s gonna be
a gruff conversation… HIVJU:
The Hound is a very difficult
guy to become friends with.
You’re the one they call
the Dog. Fuck off. Not the talkative guy…
but Tormund is! TORMUND:
I want to make babies with her. Great, big monsters…
that conquer the world! How did a mad fucker like you
live this long? JON DEMPSIE:
I think the running theme,
it seems quite apparent
with Gendry is, you know,
lack of family.That’s the thing that he’s,
sort of, searching for, he’s kind of looking
for surrogates. I wanted to be one of you. I wanted to join
the brotherhood, but you sold me off. There’s a sense of betrayal
I feel that, you know, certainly hasn’t
left Gendry. Do you know what she did to me? She strapped me down on a bed,
she stripped me naked– Sounds all right, so far. I think it was quite
embarrassing to see him again. (CHUCKLES) You–You weren’t anticipating ever
seeing him again.
But, you know, he went off
with Melisandre,it wasn’t all that bad.Good lad. It’s so tough to be part of this
ragtag bunch… that gets to come out
to flippin’ Iceland. PAUL KAYE:
When that portcullis comes up
and, out we go,
magnificent seven or…
dirty dozen or the… dirty dozen minus five.You know it’s gonna kick off.(WIND HOWLING)

EVE Online – No Downtime Announcement

December 7, 2019 | Articles | No Comments


Infrastructure… the backbone of modern society. In this hidden location the plumbing for the most complex systems of New Eden is kept under strict control to ensure that it runs like clockwork. This National Cookie Day, CCP will attempt something that has never been done before… … rolling the dice and disrupting a tick in time. Stand prepared. 48 hours… all action… no downtime. Coming soon to a Tranquility near you. (December 4th)

GMM Gif Guessing Game

December 6, 2019 | Articles | No Comments


( rooster crows )
( lion roars )( high-pitched )
Welcome to “Good
Mythical More”! ( sighs ) Shoulder Talk.( laughter )Is that gonna be
subtitled or something?
I don’t know. You take care of that. We just made
a bunch of gifs. Speaking of which, um, our show is just
a “jif” factory. – Yeah. Yeah.
– You know. That was almost the name,
but we didn’t know that “jifs” would be
such a big thing. Right. You’re gonna
show us some “jifs”, and then we’re gonna
guess what they are. Show us one.
And what they are– I mean, like,
what episode they came from.Okay, this
one,
there’s something
in my mouth.
This is a hint.
Look at that hair.
Uh, that looks
like a jellyfish
in his mouth.
So when did we use
jellyfish on something?
– “Will It… Jell-O”?
– “Will It Jell-O?”, yeah. – It’s it “Will It Jell-O”?
– Stevie:Rhett, yes!It’s when Link
eats the fish-eye Jell-O.
Let’s see the clip.
Oh, fish– fish-eye. Two, one… – Link:One…
– Oh, it’s hard. It’s like a rock.
It’s like a rock. – Uh-uh.
– This can’t–
it’s a glass eye. – What?
– It’s a fish that
had a glass eye. It’s a prosthetic. – Is yours hard?
– I haven’t bit it yet. – ( gags )
( crew laughter )– Oh, gosh.
– Sorry, sorry. I still feel bad about that. You sunk your face into
the Jell-O, it looks like. – No, I got very close.
– Show us another “jif”
from our show, and let’s see
if we can guess
where it’s “fro.”Oh, pits– whoa,
we both got pit stains.
( no audible dialogue )It’s something else
that we’ve been eating
and we’ve been sweating.
– Rhett:It’s something that…– Link:
Your face is sweating.

…you got downthat we weren’t expecting
you to get down. We’re celebrating–
it looks like you got it down.You’re saying, “Freedom.”
You’re saying, “Freedom.”
Oh, this is when I went
into my Scottish character trying to get you
to eat a haggis cookie?Oh, my God,
you’re so good.
Let’s see the clip.Chew it like you meant it. ( gagging ) Maybe you can’t do it.
Not this year. ( screams ) – Freedom!
– Freedom! Freedom! You did it, man! You did it, man! Our pits were
sweating so hard from trying
to eat that stuff. That’s what happens
when you work hard. All right, show us another
jif-able a moment.Ooh, it’s a tight shot.Oh, you kinda look like
that guy from the–
you look like the dude
from the thing.
The blonde dude
from the “jif”.
– Link:Scanlon?
– Rhett:Yeah,
like Drew Scanlon.
There’s 0% chance
of getting this right.
It could be any one
of the past– But it’s, like,
emotional dejection and realizing you know
that you deserve it. I deserve this
emotional dejection that I’m currently
experiencing. So, did you lose?
Is that a game? ‘Cause that’s
a high possibility. This is all
but impossible.Everything you’re saying
is correct.
– Okay.
– I lost a game? – Link has lost a game.
– And I deserved it.You’re reacting
to your punishment.
Any guesses?You’re gonna be prodded?Shocked? Squeezed?No, it’s from
Good Mythical More 1176,
“Making a Balloon Shirt,”
and this is when
John Wayne Chasey
sits on your lap.
– Let’s see it.
Let’s see it.– Taking my shirt off.
– Let me take my phone
out of my pocket. I don’t wanna– – ‘Cause I gotta make–
– Let’s be clear about this.Why you taking
your shirt off?
Stevie:
This does not look good.
( crew laughter )Make it–You’re gonna make
a balloon shirt on me.
Spread this around
the internet, – what happened on GMM today.
– You turn the other way. Okay.
Turn the other way. Ah, that was fun. – Turn the other way.
– That was real fun, man. Yeah, that was scarring
for everybody. – Do we have another one?
Yep.This is ice bath.Actually, no.This is sound bath.
Oh, sound bath!I’m having way too much fun
for this to be ice bath.
Now, this when
you’re listening
to something
I’ve given you? This was when
I’d cut my hair, but I didn’t
want anybody to know,
so I was wearing a wig.Look at that hair.
It looks like a toupee.
Well, I think
it’s the backlighting
really doing it.
Correct.
Let’s play the full clip.
( meditation tones )Man:Hello, Link.Welcome to your…Men:
Sound… bath…
Sound…
Sound…Bath…
Bath…Wow. I got all my relatives to come in to the booth
and say “sound bath” with me. The eyebrows, that–
that was a weird moment. The eyebrows do weird things.
Did you see that– Actually,
I think it’s a “jif”,
where they stabilize– they took footage of Khaleesi
from “Game of Thrones”– – Yeah, they–
– No, it was an interview
in real life. – Yeah.
– So she wasn’t Khaleesi. They isolated the frame
with the eyebrows. Yeah, they stabilized
the image with her eyebrows, and then it looks crazy. – You could do that
with my eyebrows.
There’s another one.Oh, this is an old one.Oh, that’s when
I slapped you back
after you slapped me.
Yeah, I can tell
by the background
and how upset you are.
You just got hit
and now you’re hitting me. –You’re so spot on.
– Let’s see it. – ( bell ringing )
– Look at that! Another ding-ding-dinger! – The black one means what?
– It’s something bad. – This is bad.
– Yeah. Something we don’t wanna do. Dang it. Slap each other
in the face. I just shaved my– – I got rid of my protective–
– You’re not protected. I got rid of
my protective layer. – I’m taking my glasses off.
– What are the chances that I just got rid of my– Hold on.
Who’s going first?
Same time? Same time.
Three, two, one. – Hey!
– What the– You hit me twice?( music playing )♪ Ding-ding-ding-ding ♪ – We wrote about that
in the book.
– ♪ Everything’s all right ♪ – Wrote about it in the book.
– There’s a whole chapter about that in the book. You slapped me twice, man. Well, you slapped me
twice as hard. – Is that it?
– Let’s not do it again. I can’t bear another one.
Is there another one? –No, that’s the finale.
– Okay, great. – Okay, all right.
– Continue to “jif” us in any way you want.

Leadership Lessons from Lincoln & Grant

December 6, 2019 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Leadership Lessons from Lincoln & Grant


>>John Haskell:
Welcome everybody. Good to see you all here, and I’m glad you could
make it to the library. I’m John Haskell, director of the Kluge Center
here at the library. In the words of the Kluge
Center Charter, it was created to quote, reinvigorate the
interconnection between thought and action through conversations
and meetings with members of Congress, their staffs, and the broader policy
making community in order to bridge the divide
between knowledge and power. So, on a day to day basis, what
we do with the kluge Center is to support scholars
doing innovative and specialized research and
to project scholarly work to a broader audience
in events like this. I wanted to draw your attention, we have some material
in the front. I hope you picked up or will on
the way out, upcoming events. This discussion with
Ronald White is part of our new author salon series. We will have another
author salon on November 12 with Danielle Allen from
political philosophy from Harvard talking
about the declaration of independence and equality. It should be a very interest —
it’s a lunchtime conversation. Also next week on November
seven, Thursday four o’clock, just like this event, 4:00
PM right here in this room. We will have a discussion
of the dynamics of the presidential primaries. Amy Walter from The Cook
Political report will be here and Julia Zari of Marquette
university, a contributor to 538 and a former scholar
here at the Kluge Center. In addition, on November
21, we have an event in the Coolidge auditorium
downstairs on 100 years of women voting. It will feature literally the
person who is writing the book on 100 years of women
voting, Christina Wolbrecht from Notre Dame and also
Jane John from the university of Southern California. So, hope you can check that
out on our website and sign up for event bright tickets. The library is, this fall,
starting a new series we want to tell you about and
encourage you to attend. These are national
book festival presents. So, the book festival
isn’t just on a weekend, Labor Day weekend, anymore. We have major events during
the course of the year. We had one last week
with a mystery writer, Neil Patrick Harris was here for children’s books
back in September. Coming up next week, we have
theologian Karen Armstrong on the lost art of scripture, rescuing the sacred
texts on November eight. Political thriller writer
Brad Meltzer on the launch of his new PBS kids
series, Xavier riddle, and the secret museum. And on November 13, Andre Aciman
on the launch of his new book, Find Me, which is the sequel
to Call Me by your Name. Let me turn to our program
today, Ronald White is here. He’s the one of these people
we’re honored to have. We’re always honored to have
our guests, but Ron is a — doesn’t need an introduction,
but we always try to do things right
at the library. So I’m going to do that. Anyway. He’s the author
of American Ulysses, a life of Ulysses S. Grant. It won the William Henry
Seward award for excellence in Civil War biography. He also wrote three books on
Abraham Lincoln and he’s working on another, A. Lincoln: A Biography in 2009 was The
New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times bestseller. Ron has op-ed essays regularly. They’ve appeared in the New York
Times, Washington Post LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Daily News
and other outlets. He’s lectured in
The White House, appears on the PBS news hour. One thing you may
not know about him. He has a PhD in religion
and history from Princeton. He’s taught at many
universities including UCLA, Princeton Theological
Seminary, Whitworth University, Colorado College,
Ryder University and San Francisco
Theological Seminary. Other than a book on Lincoln’s
diary which will be coming out projected next year. Ron is also working on a book
on Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. He will be after this event
signing copies of the Grant and Lincoln books in
the room behind us. Colleen Shogan will
conduct the interview today. She’s the assistant deputy
librarian for collections and services here
at the library. She’s the library’s designee on the Women’s Suffrage
Centennial Commission and is the vice chair
of that commission. Please welcome — join me in
welcoming Ron and Colleen. [ Applause ]>>Colleen J. Shogan:
Thanks John. Well, welcome to the library
of Congress and I can’t think of a better way to
think about game seven, review of game seven, than to
talk about Lincoln and Grant. So, I think it’s
perfect for this evening. We will take some
questions from the audience at the end of the program. So, if you have questions
for Ron, just save those up and we’ll have plenty
of time at the end. Ron, to start us off, can
you tell us about Lincoln and Grant’s early lives? Were there signs of greatness
before they became president in general?>>Ronald C. White: Well,
thank you for the question and thank you for coming. I’m glad the World Series starts
at 8:07 and not 4:07 [laughing]. Biographies are popular
these days, but I sometimes feel we
don’t spend enough time on the lives of young people. Think of your own lives when
you’re 16, 18, 20, 20, 22, 24. So, I spent quite a bit of
time on Grant and Lincoln. In fact an early
review was that, are you spending too
much time on this? We — can’t we get
onto the adult. And one of my mantras from
this, his Grant’s words himself. He said, “The reason I do
not read biographies is because they do not tell
enough about the life of the young person,
the formative period of one — of a person’s life.” He said, “I want to know
what a man did as a boy, or we would say what a
woman did as a girl.” So Lincoln’s life is so unusual. Born in 1809 in Kentucky,
moving to Indiana in 1816. He had only one year
of formal education. How could someone
with but one year of formal education
rise to such greatness? So, that’s a fascinating story. Grant is what I call
a late bloomer. My son is a late
bloomer, but he’s bloomed. And so Grant seems to not
be doing anything that’s particularly noteworthy. I spent a week at Westpoint
in my research to try to understand what it would mean
for a five foot, three inch boy, 17 years old to arrive at
Westpoint from the West. Ohio was the West. And so he goes through a lot of different struggles
as a young person. But finally, as the civil war
breaks out, his leadership, which I would call
latent leadership emerges. But both of these stories
are really fascinating, what I call the formative
period of our lives.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Before
we continue onto the civil war. Can you tell us about an
anecdote that you have in your book on Lincoln, which
I think is very instructive. Abraham Lincoln was a
very big fan and patron of the library of Congress.>>Ronald C. White: Yes.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Can
you tell us about that?>>Ronald C. White:
Well, I like to think that our greatest presidents, and in the latest
presidential historian survey, they are Lincoln, Washington,
FDR, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight
Eisenhower were all readers. So, Lincoln was a reader
and he checked books out of the library of Congress. We may get to this, but
he checked books out. How did he become — how would
he become a commander in chief? This was a kind of a definition, very unclear in the
constitution. The only one before him in many
ways recently was James Polk in the war with Mexico. He wasn’t impressed with
Polk, so he checked out books from the library of Congress. We have those records and this
is how he tutored himself. He was a self-made man. We use that term self-made
in the 20th and 21st century for people who made
a lot of money. He used it as a term
in the 19th century to develop himself as a person. Self-made was to
become a whole person. He was really following
the instructions of Benjamin Franklin and one
way he did that was by reading and by using therefore
what was at hand, the library of Congress.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
Lincoln changed his opinion of what it meant to
be commander in chief after The Battle of Bull Run. How and why did he
change his mind about that particular
role of the presidency?>>Ronald C. White: Well, early
on I think Lincoln thought that he had to give
credit and power to those who knew more than he did. So, in the warfare, that
would have been his generals, but very quickly he
became disillusioned with his generals one by one, by
one by one, until he met Grant. So, that’s why he had to
begin to take command himself. At one point, he almost was
ready to take the battlefield because remember the North
thought they would win this war rather quickly. They had more than twice
as many men in arms, a much greater industrial base. It was shocking that they
lost this first battle of either Manassas or Bull Run, depending upon how you
want to name that battle. And this forced Lincoln
to think, well, what am I to do here
as commander in chief?>>Colleen J. Shogan: Lincoln
and Grant wouldn’t actually meet in person until March of 1864, but Lincoln was watching
Grant’s military career as the civil war went on. What were some of his
early impressions of Grant?>>Ronald C. White: Yes. Lincoln wanted to
interview all his generals. He brought them either
to The White House, or he went out into the field,
but he couldn’t interview Grant because Grant was
out in the West. So, I think there are several
things that impressed him. First of all, Grant
didn’t complain. The other General’s complained,
“I don’t have enough troops. I don’t have this. I don’t have that.” He never complained. He took what was given. Secondly, he didn’t ask. He didn’t ask for more than he
felt the government could give. And finally Grant was, for
Lincoln, who was a Western man, Grant was a Western man. He was not filled with himself. He was not an egotistical
person. He simply led the battle. In one famous conversation where
someone came to The White House to complain about Grant, say,
“You should remove this man.” Lincoln simply sits and listens
and says, “Well, he fights. He fights and that’s
what I’m looking for. He fights.” and he saw this quality
in Grant. In doing this book, at the very
end, I became, and I’m a friend of General David Petraeus, and
I learned from General Petraeus that he believes
without a doubt, Grant is the greatest
American General. There is no one even in
the same game with him. And part of what Petraeus did
in preparing to lead the surge in Iraq was to read Grant,
and to ask his generals to read Grant; and the quality that he found most enduring
was his indomitable spirit. What Lincoln called pertinacity. We might call it determination. Just this bulldog determination
to keep going forward.>>Colleen J. Shogan: In 1862, Grant issued general
order number 11, and Lincoln was forced
to rescind it. So, tell us about what
general order number 11 was, and why Lincoln felt
he had to revoke it.>>Ronald C. White: General
order number 11 is his order against the Jews. Grant was very concerned
that trading was going on that was benefiting
the Confederacy. He was very upset that people
in Washington, Salmon Chase, secretary of treasury, didn’t
understand this and he saw that many of the
traders were Jews. They were taking advantage
of the opportunity to trade with the Confederate suit. So, he issues this order. When the order gets
finally up to Lincoln, Lincoln abrogates
it just like that. Julia Grant would say,
“That awful order.” But there’s a terrific book by our best American
Jewish historian called When Grant Expelled the Jews. And what he shows us is that
Grant learned from his mistake. I think that’s a great
quality of leadership. Do you learn from your mistakes? And actually Grant then will
appoint far more Jewish persons in his administration than
any previous president. And when a Jewish synagogue was
built and the installation was to go forward in Washington,
Grant was invited as the guest of honor because the Jews
in Washington recognized that he was repentant
for what he had done. He had learned his lesson
and now he wanted to reach out to the Jewish
community, which he did.>>Colleen J. Shogan: So, one
of the military strategies that it’s often studied
is Vicksburg. Why did Lincoln say
that Grant’s strategy in Vicksburg was the best
military strategy in the world?>>Ronald C. White: If you
ever have the opportunity to go to Vicksburg, you
need to do that. You can read about it. You can see maps. You’ll never appreciate
it unless you go there. Here’s the possibility
of a kind of fortress above the Mississippi river where a relatively
small Garrison dug into caves inside the
city of Vicksburg are able to hold off any union army. William Tecumseh Sherman had
tried to take Vicksburg in 1862. He failed miserably. So, this was a long drawn
out battle and it’s still into the 20th century
was an example in the army war command manuals of how the battle
should be fought. I went to the dedication of
the statue of Ulysses S. Grant in April of this
year at Westpoint and I met several military
leaders there who said, “Oh yes, Vicksburg is what
it’s all about. The strategy, the
keenness to understand where were the weak
points in the Confederacy, how to keep going forward.” What Grant did essentially
was he got below Vicksburg and then instead of going
directly to Vicksburg and facing the Confederate army,
he actually went off to the side and defeated the army’s
five different battles. Instead of going directly,
he alluded them and went off to the side and finally
came to Vicksburg. He cut himself off
from his supply line. He was a farmer and he believed
he could live off the land and he supplied his troops even
though he had no supply line. And I think all of these
together are why Lincoln thought it was such a great victory. And military historians today
would acclaim that this is one of the great victories
in modern warfare.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Lincoln
and Grant agreed on the strategy to hopefully end the civil war, which was to take the fight
directly to the Confederate army on at least five
separate fronts. Why did they agree
on this strategy? Why did they think this
was a winning strategy and how was it different
than previous strategies that had been employed
by earlier generals?>>Ronald C. White: Well, the
earlier generals had the idea that the way you would
defeat the Confederacy was to occupy their main cities. So, if you could
occupy Nashville, or you could occupy Atlanta,
or you could occupy Memphis, but Lincoln understood
and Grant understood also that you will never be
able to defeat an enemy in that larger geographical
territory. So, the strategy was you
do not go after the city, you go after the army, and
if you defeat the army, then you will ultimately
end the war. And the way wars were fought in those days was you
would fight a battle, Gettysburg was three days,
and then you would step back. You would retreat — not retreat, but
you’d kind of refit, you’d deal with the wounded and
then you’d go forward again. Lincoln and Grant agreed that
the way to do this battle was to not ever stop; that
if you had a larger army, what Lee did very
shrewdly was he would look where the North was
coming, the union army, and then he would move
his men to block that. Then there’d be a little low and
the union army would come get — well, he’d move his mar
— into — about that. But if you had the larger army
and you kept going forward, there was no possible
way that over length of time Lee could
possibly stop you. And that’s how Grant won
with Lincoln’s agreement. Here’s a funny story though. As Lincoln did trust
Grant, Grant came to share with him the battle plan
for the spring of 1864. And Lincoln said,
“Don’t tell me. I can’t keep secrets. I can’t keep secrets. I trust your battle plan,
but don’t tell me what it is because I can’t keep secrets.” I just think that’s amazing.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Well, that
leads into the next question because that is the
crux of the matter. Lincoln trusted Grant.>>Ronald C. White: Yes. Yes.>>Colleen J. Shogan: So, talk
to us about why he trusted Grant so much and why this made such
a difference in the persecution of the war at the end.>>Ronald C. White: Several
months ago, I wish I could come up with his name on
the PBS news hour. There was a wonderful
interview with the man, Osama bin Laden is back
and the news of the man, the Navy commander
who led — he did — he wasn’t there in person,
but he was in charge of that whole raid to
get Osama bin Laden. And now he retired. And I was so struck by the
interview in which he said, you know, he said, “You
can have the right policy, but if you don’t have the right
character, it will never succeed and your troops will understand
very quickly your character and they will not follow
you unless they trust your character.” So, this is what I think
Lincoln discerned in Grant, not simply that he
had the right strategy or that he had the right policy or that he could coordinate five
armies at once, which he did. But there was the character of the man is what I think
drew Lincoln to Grant and why they formed
what I would call a kind of mutual admiration society. They trusted each other
and with all the criticism that came forward, I
mean after cold Harbor, all these incredible
casualties that went forward, Lincoln was hearing all
this criticism of Grant and the word was Grant butcher? All this sort of stuff. Yet Lincoln trusted Grant and they had this
simpatico relationship.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
You wrote a shorter book on Lincoln’s second inaugural
focused on that speech. Why do you think it’s
Lincoln’s greatest speech?>>Ronald C. White: Well, Lincoln thought it was
his greatest speech. He said, “It was my —
it is my best effort.” but he also said, “But it’s
not immediately popular.” And why is it not
immediately popular? Because as the war was coming to
a close, the audience wanted him to do and say two things. First of all, they wanted him
to be a little crowing a bit. In those days, the parade was
before not after the speech, and there was a float
in the parade from a Washington newspaper,
which literally said, “It’s time for Lincoln
to crow a bit after all the criticism
what he’s done.” But Lincoln didn’t crow. He used two personal pronouns
in the entire address. I say Lincoln disappeared. He used zero personal pronouns
in the Gettysburg address. Can you imagine a modern
politician speaking like that? But secondly, he used what
I call inclusive language. He kept using the words all
and both, to sort of say, “We’re all involved in this. We all bear the blame. Do not point your
finger at the self.” Well, I read the letters and
diaries of people who were there that day and they were angry. You and I think people would
be excited about inauguration. Why were they angry? Because if you think about it, every person there had probably
lost a father, husband, son, brother, and they were
angry at the South and they wanted Lincoln to
give voice to their anger, but he did not do that. He understood that if the South
was meant to bear the blame and the shame alone,
they would never be able to reenter the union. And sadly after Lincoln’s death,
his own Republican party gave to the South the
blame and the shame. And this just set up
a terrible situation that went on for decades. Someone told me this morning,
the war is still going on in terms of people
believing this in the South, the blame and the shame.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
One of the great what ifs of American history has to
do with Lincoln and Grant, and the night that
Lincoln was assassinated. Now Grant was supposed to attend
the theater with Abraham Lincoln and his wife along
with Julia Grant, but ended up they did
not join Abraham Lincoln at the theater that evening. Do you think if Grant
had been there? Would it have made a
difference and did Grant think if he had been there it
would’ve made a difference?>>Ronald C. White: It’s
quite a fascinating question. Why did not Grant come? His wife did not want to come. She felt she had been, someone
was stalking her all day long. She was frightened. They wanted to see
their children who lived in the suburb of Philadelphia. And so they decided
not to attend. I don’t think Grant could have
stopped the assassination. I mean, this man came in John
Wilkes Booth from the back. When Grant got to Philadelphia
about midnight, someone met him with a telegram and told
him what had happened. And he did say, “What if
I would’ve been there? I will think about this
for the rest of my life. What if I had been there?” So, yes, he never compared
himself to Lincoln. In his memoirs, he
said, “Lincoln deserves to be the great person
of our time.” Lincoln, Grant never
compared himself to Lincoln, but I think he ran for president because he watched the terrible
presidency of Andrew Johnson and said, “All right, I guess
I’m the person that needs to pick up the vision of
Lincoln that has been dropped at the end of the civil war.” Yeah.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
Your book on Lincoln, you have a great line. You describe Lincoln as a
gentle leader, free of ego. So, tell us about that and why
do you describe them in that way and how did he earn
that reputation?>>Ronald C. White: Well,
none of us are free of ego. Politicians are not free of ego. Lincoln was not really
free of ego. Did I really write that line? Yeah.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
I think you did. I think you did.>>Ronald C. White: he –>>Colleen J. Shogan: You said
that he was thought of as being. Not he was, but he
was thought of.>>Ronald C. White: yeah,
and part of what I was saying in terms of the Gettysburg
address or the second inaugural address, Lincoln always pointed
beyond himself. Even as he was traveling
on his 13-day train trip from Springfield to
Washington for his inauguration, he would say to crowds,
it’s amazing. He said, “Well,” he said, “I know you’re not
really cheering for me. You’re cheering for the office. And if Stephen Douglas was
here, you’d cheer for him. And if so and so was
here, you’d cheer for him. And why don’t all of you who
are against me ride with me on the train to the
next train stop.” He had this sense that
he was a temporary holder of this position and that he
had been given this office. We’re struggling now, aren’t we? With respect for the
office of the presidency. He held this respect for
the office, and therefore, he had a respect for those
who disagreed with him. He never doubted
their patriotism. He would challenge their
ideas or their policies, but he always respected
those on the other side. And this is what I think
made him, in one sense, a gentle leader who at the end
he’d had this vigorous debate with Stephen Douglas. Stephen Douglas ran against him for president of
the United States. I think history is
often symbols. So, Lincoln gets up there to
give his inaugural address. He’s got this tall hat on
and he’s wearing a cane and Stephen Douglas steps
forward without saying a word and takes the cane out of
Lincoln’s hand so he isn’t going to feel awkward with it and holds it during
the inaugural address. This is Steven Douglas. The respect that he had for
Lincoln was just amazing.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Do you
think that Lincoln and Grant at times were loyal to a
fault, and if they were, how did that affect
their leadership?>>Ronald C. White: I think
for, especially for Grant, maybe for Lincoln also,
loyalty was his DNA. I mean, this was a
virtue, a masculine virtue that was cultivated
in the 19th century. You were to be dutiful, you were
to be faithful, even if it went against your own instincts
or your own good sense. So, in it’s strange part
of writing about Grant is that he seemed to
be a terrific judge of people in the civil war. He knew that Rosecrans who was
going to be the guy most likely to succeed from Westpoint
was up to no good. He could make decisions about
other generals who weren’t able to follow through, but when
he gets to The White House, somehow he loses this quality. He’s loyal to a fault. He’s loyal to people
who had served with him in the civil war
who, what do we say? Washington corrupts, who were
being corrupted by the power that they achieved
here in this place. He maybe didn’t manage
carefully enough. He appointed people
in his cabinet who he didn’t really know,
like he knew the generals from Westpoint in the war with
Mexico and so he wasn’t attuned to what they were actually
doing behind his back. What’s interesting though is
that I think people accrue over a length of
time, kind of a power from the people of goodwill. So, even though people were
upset with the scandals in Grant’s second
administration, they never blamed him. And Grant could easily have
been elected to a third term when he finished his second
term, Julia wanted him to run for a third term because he
had accrued such goodwill from the American people.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
About six months ago, you wrote a Washington post
op-ed about a new statute. You referenced it that
was erected at Westpoint to honor Ulysses S. Grant. Tell us about why you wrote
the op-ed and also comment if you can, about current
controversies concerning civil war statues, particularly
regarding Confederate statues.>>Ronald C. White: Well,
this is a, isn’t it? It’s a very, very
contentious issue and I certainly understand
the decision for some to want to take the statues down or
to move some of these statues or monuments into the
library or wherever. However, I was struck by a
phrase a couple of weeks ago, I read, by Gordon S. wood, who’s our finest American
revolutionary historian, professor emeritus at Brown. And Wood talked about
what he called his, the historical condescension, that is just overwhelming
us today, that we have such moral superiority that
we are willing to look back on those poor people
in the 19th century who didn’t understand what
they should have understood. So, I’m kind of one that
wants to be wary of this kind of historical condescension of
judging people 100 years ago or 200 years ago
by our standards; instead of taking the
time, it takes time to try to understand their mindset. So for example, when
Andrew Johnson wants to prosecute Robert D. Lee for
treason, Grant stands up for Lee and says, “You will not
prosecute him for treason. Do you not understand he’s the
spiritual leader of the South? I do not agree with the
cause for which he fought, but I do agree with the
leadership of this man, we will not prosecute
him for treason.” Now, that’s not quite the
same thing as the monument. And I understand the monuments
were built, many of them many, many years later in
moments of white supremacy. But I was thrilled,
therefore, when Westpoint after all these years, this is
part of the Grant resurgence, decided to build a
statute of Grant. There was no statute that
to Grant at Westpoint. All the other great
Westpointers, there was a statute. So, I thought this
was a great moment that we not only should take
statues down and we ought to build statues up and
we ought to be thinking about if there are women, if
there are African Americans, if there are those who have
been slighted in our story of American history, we ought
to think about building statues and not simply tearing
other statutes down.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Would
have Grant like the statue.>>Ronald C. White:
I think he would. Yeah. The sculptor
did a good job. I loved the man who
came up with the money for it, a wonderful person. It’s been a great time
of conversation with why and how you would do this. Grant was a great horse person
and so they had a ride by, the two riders were
women, who rode the horses by as the statute was done. Hey, 21st century [laughing].>>Colleen J. Shogan:
Last question before we go to the audience for
their questions. Why do you think readers of your
books or Americans as citizens, why do you think they
should reconsider Grant and Lincoln’s leadership today? What is relevant? What can we learn from them
that would be applicable to today’s challenges?>>Ronald C. White:
Well, I think we write and read biographies
for maybe two reasons. One is that they do provide
examples, and secondly, I think they’re a mirror by
which we look at ourselves. Now, these are historical
figures, so Lincoln’s not going to help us with climate change. General Grant can’t tell
us what to do in Syria, but I do think there are
values here that are enduring. After we say they’re
historical persons, I think there are values
and I think Lincoln, especially the spirit, the
values that he communicates in his life and his va —
will go on 100 years from now. Just to conclude with this, I
spoke 10 years ago in Hamburg, Germany at the invitation
of the state department. They sent me to Germany
at the beginning of the Obama administration. People stayed away
from our embassies all through the Bush administration because of their opposition
to our war in Iraq. They stayed away in Europe. So they said, “We want you
to start soft diplomacy.” I said, “What’s that?” He said, “That’s
Abraham Lincoln.” So, I’m talking to a group of
12th and 13th grade teachers in Hamburg, Germany, and I said,
“Can I ask you a question?” I said, “Well, why are you
interested in Lincoln?” And they said, “Well, we
know George Washington, we know Thomas Jefferson, but those are aristocratic
people very much like the people in our history. When we think of America,
we think of Lincoln.” You can start at the bottom
with very little pedigree. This is not Winston Churchill. You can have little formal
education and you can rise. I think the challenge for
our day is can we still rise? Can we sold out the hope for
young people that you can rise; and that’s why Lincoln is
renowned around the world. Two weeks ago today, I
gave a lecture at Oxford on Abraham Lincoln and I
was amazed at the turnout and the interest
and the questions. Amazing how Abraham
Lincoln travels.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Okay. Great. Questions
from the audience. Right over here. There we go. [ Laughing ]>>Hey Ron. Okay. As we go through
a sentence in the first inaugural,
“We must be friends. We are not enemies.” and we jump to the
second inaugural, “With malice towards men
with charity for all.” What would Lincoln say to
the Republican Party today? [ Laughing ]>>Ronald C. White:
Next question. As an historian, I
struggle with trying to answer contemporary
questions. I’m very willing to
talk with you in person. I know in this room we
have a range of opinions, and so I would go back I guess
to the idea that there’s a — these are moral examples
and I trust that the moral examples can
inform what we want to do today, the kind of leaders that
we want to do today, and who we want for the future. That’s my answer
to that question.>>You mentioned Lincoln
had one year of education.>>Ronald C. White: Yes.>>Could you describe when,
where, in what form and compare that with Grants pre
Westpoint education?>>Ronald C. White: Yes. Thank you. Yes. The best we can
determine is that boys in that era would be working
with their fathers on a farm, except maybe in January and
February when it was too cold. And so there’d be itinerant
teachers that would come through and the various families
would come together and hire this teacher to teach
their boys for six weeks, eight weeks, 10 weeks. So, we think that Lincoln
did this five times, maybe six times. Grant had a much
better education. He went to school, not
only in Georgetown, Ohio where he grew up. He went to a private
Academy in Masefield, Kentucky for one year. He went to an Academy run by
John Rankin who had was a leader of the underground railroad
for one year in Ripley, Ohio. He has a good education. His father sent him to
Westpoint because it was free and Westpoint was one of only
three engineering schools. This is so much about
the 19th century. Could you imagine this today? Grant says to his father,
“Father, I do not want to do this, but if you
think I should, I will.” When was the last time you
heard someone say that? So he went not wanting to go,
but once he got there he got into this thing and he
wasn’t sure he wanted to be a military officer. He wanted to — he thought
he wanted to be a teacher of mathematics, but we’re on a
journey and the journey took him to places he never imagined.>>When we talk about character,
I had always heard that politics in the 1860s was
not exactly clean. That bribery was involved. And I mean totally ignoring
the guys bashing the guys on the head. There was a lot of
subterfuge going on. Could you describe that,
and when did that stop or — well, ignoring the
last five years –>>Ronald C. White:
It never stopped.>>– when did that actually end
in the political system here?>>Ronald C. White: Yeah, well
politics was rough and tumble and it’s very important
and I want to, I’m glad you asked the
question cause I, if I — I would mislead if I’m sort of saying this idyllic
angelic Lincoln. I think the movie, Lincoln,
maybe overdoes it a bit with dealing with all these guys that are doing this
sort of stuff. But Lincoln, we’ve come to learn
was a real person who knew how to work the party machine. For example, he understood
that one of the best consistuencies
was the German immigrants. And we now know that he actually
bought a German newspaper anonymously because he
recognized that the Germans who had come from Europe
were strongly antislavery, strongly Republican. So, he knew how to
work that machine. And he did not become — he wasn’t a novice
elected president. He was four times in the
Illinois state legislature. He’d run for the Senate twice. He’d been a Congressman once. So, he was a guy that really
was very clear about it, and it was rough and tumble. It never stopped. And whether it was more or
less that could be debated, but it was difficult
at that time. Yeah.>>Excuse me. Could you address the struggle
and how it was often held against him and there
were a lot of rumor — well, vicious rumors about
his Grant’s alcoholism and how he was able to on his
own eventually conquer that.>>Ronald C. White: Thank you. This is a very debated topic. Someone called me last week
who wants to write an article where he’s going to take two of
us that are on one side and two of us that are on
the other side. My feeling is that Grant
struggled with alcohol. I would — I’m not able
to call him an alcoholic. He struggled with
alcohol when he was, especially when he
was away from Julia. They had a phenomenal marriage. And when he was posted out to
the Pacific coast, to Oregon and then to California,
and he was away from her and the children
who he’d never seen, he probably did get
into drinking. That’s very difficult
to determine. And he may have had a conflict
with a person in charge there. And in the midst of
all that, he resigned. And yet I’ve found many other
examples where people who were with Grant at different banquets or dinners would say they
offered wine or whatever, and Grant did not
drink that wine. So, and a lot of
sqirllious stories, so that in the battle of Shiloh. He is staying in
the home of a woman who is a Confederate
sympathizer. He hears the guns of Shiloh
at six o’clock in the morning. He immediately gets up from
breakfast and charges forth. The story was Grant was drinking
at breakfast before Shiloh. And the woman said, “That
is absolutely ridiculous. You know, he was at my home,
he was not doing that.” So, it’s a very contested story. I think as he progressed
in aged in the tour, this became much less
of an issue for him. Yeah.>>Since we’re in the
library of Congress where language is everything,
you mentioned that — this sort of relates to
the first question too. You mentioned that Petraeus said
Grant, the greatest general. People in literature regard
his autobiography the greatest biography, the greatest
writing of a president, probably next to Lincoln’s. Would you comment on the
writing styles and what — is there a correlation
do you think between, as I think most people
here would, that there’s a correlation
between the quality of thought and action and the quality of
being able to write cogent, logical and beautiful sentences?>>Ronald C. White: Wonderful
comment and question. I don’t believe that that Grant
fully understood how good a writer he was. What happened was at the
end of his, towards the end of his life, he — there were
no presidential pensions. So, he, one day at his Long
Branch, New Jersey summer home, bit into a peach and felt
this incredible pain. Three months later seeing a
doctor, the biopsy, cancer. He understood that this
was terminal cancer. He was very much against
writing his memoirs. He thought that memoirs
were self-serving, egotistical, and
settling scores. Do you realize that
during the eight years of Dwight Eisenhower, only
one memoir was ever written by a member of his cabinet? Would you like to count how many
were written during George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and
already Donald Trump? But now he had to
provide for Julia. So, the Century magazine offered
him $10,000 to write his memoir, which was a considerable
sum in those days. Mark Twain heard about it. Mark Twain said of himself,
“I am Grant intoxicated. I loved the man.” He charged over to Grant’s home
at East 62nd street and said, “What did they offer you? That’s what they’d offer
an unknown Comanche to write his memoirs. I’ll offer you to publish
it with my son in law and our new publishing company and I’ll give you
70% of the proceeds.” They were going to
give him 10% royalty. So, Grant’s prose is direct,
simple, straight forward. He’s very generous to
both friend and foe. He was an editor
of his own work, even as he’s dying of cancer. And so it is as you suggest,
it is a kind of a model. What I want to tell you is
that in the last two years, two wonderful annotated versions of the memoirs have
been published. And the beauty of the
annotation is, you know, you and I might read it and
say, “Well, what is this? Who is this?” The annotations are marvelous
because they fill in the story of who are these people? What is he really
talking about here? I’ve had so many people
across this nation tell me that in reading Grant’s memoirs, this was a really a
treasure experience for them. So, I commend it to you. It doesn’t go into
the presidency. He stops at the end of the
civil war, but he does talk about a lot of his young life. It’s really worth reading. Thank you.>>You mentioned the string
of generals that proved to be disappointments
for Lincoln, and one name that stands out at George
McClellan, who Lincoln seemed to be giving chance after chance
despite a lot of opposition to Lincoln from McClellan. Can you talk about that? And especially why did Lincoln
keep giving them opportunities?>>Ronald C. White: Slow down just a little bit
and say that again. I didn’t get all of it.>>What I wanted to know is
why did Lincoln keep giving if someone like George McClellan
multiple opportunities –>>Ronald C. White: Okay. Got you. Got you. Yeah.>>– to lead his armies.>>Ronald C. White: Yeah, yeah. Well, George McClellan was
the so-called young Napoleon if his age. When he received command from
Lincoln, he was 34 years old and he wrote to his wife sort
of saying, “Well, they recognize who I am, and I’m going to be
the savior of this country.” But Lincoln was caught
in a bind because as much as we might look back and see
that of McClellan’s faults, he was never quite ready. He always was drilling
the troops. He overestimated the
size of the opposition. McClellan was quite
popular with his own troops. He was very popular
with his own men. And so Lincoln understood that. So, I think we could
fault Lincoln for staying too long
with McClellan. But why did he stay so long? Because he understood
that McClellan was popular with the men underneath
his command.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Over here.>>Sorry. You’ve spoken really
well of both Lincoln and Grant. Do you think that there
was a point during the war where they could have
lost it, or do you think that their combined
abilities would have led them to win the war?>>Ronald C. White:
That’s a great question. Is there a point when
they could have lost it? You know, we look back again,
we see the huge difference in the size of the armies,
the industrial might. James MacPherson and his path
breaking book, The Battle Cry of Freedom, which I think is
written in some sense is also in the wake of the war in
Vietnam where we reckon, and he ends his book with kind of nine different
points of contingency. What if, what if, what if, what
if, and it’s not inevitable that the North would
have won that war. There were moments where perhaps
the war could have been lost. The South did have some
tremendous generals, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall
Jackson and people like that. So, we have to be very careful
in looking back and saying, “Well, of course
this was inevitable. It was always going to happen.” I mean, this war went on
for more than four years. We used to think there were
620,000 dead and a demographer about eight or 10 years ago
comparing the 1860 census to the 1870 census has
now revised our estimate. There were 750,000 dead
in a nation of barely more than 30 million people,
more casualties than all of our other wars put together. So, yes, the war
might’ve been lost. I mean, Grant thought
that by the summer of 1862 was the lowest point
of the war and he discouraged by what was taking
place, as was Lincoln. And so Lincoln, you may
know this, wrote a note to his cabinet where
he had received a word from the Republican national
committee meeting in New York that you will lose
the 1864 election. You will be defeated
in New York, you will even be
defeated in Illinois. And he brings this note
to his cabinet saying, “When we are defeated
in the next election, it will be our duty to cooperate
with the new administration.” Well, then just several weeks
later, Sherman captures it later and everything begins to change.>>Colleen J. Shogan: There
was a question back there.>>I read Grant’s autobiography,
and there’s two climates. I hope the new additions
replace the original maps. They may have been state
of the art at the time, but I don’t think if you weren’t
familiar, and I was with, but if you weren’t familiar with
the locations, the movements, their troops, those maps
don’t help you a whole lot. I understand they
had the restrictions. The other thing struck me
though, he’d go on and on and on talking about this
general, how he screwed up here and he should have done
this and that, whatever, and then he’d always finish up or frequently finish
up, but I may be wrong. I may not know all the facts. Is that an observation
that only I’ve made? Am I reading that wrong?>>Ronald C. White: Wonderful. What you just said is
so important to hear. Here Grant is struggling
to finish these memoirs. He will finish it three
days before he dies and at the very end he’s
willing to say, “I may be wrong. I may not have all the facts.” What kind of an attitude,
what kind of a person is that? Instead of saying I was
right and they were wrong. This is the way memoirs
were written. This is the way Sherman
wrote his memoirs. Grant didn’t like
Sherman’s memoirs. I was right and they were wrong. This is so different
than the memoirs that were written in that time. Yeah. Yeah. So, different. Yeah.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
There’s a question right here.>>Thank you so much
for your talk. I’m curious about
the role of Westpoint in both Grant’s life
and in the civil war. I was looking at
some information and I saw just how
many civil war generals on both sides went to Westpoint. Stonewall Jackson did. Robert E. Lee did. You know, even I think
Picket did you know. They all seemed to
go through Westpoint. Could you just talk about
how that impacted the war and then also what
Grant learned there that would serve him later on?>>Ronald C. White: Well, when
Westpoint was established, it was very, very controversial. People were worried
about a standing army. They had seen what a
standing army had done in the French revolution. Thomas Jefferson was
originally against Westpoint. He changed his mind when
he became president. Westpoint had a low
esteem in the minds of the people of this country. It all began to change
with the war with Mexico and then people saw
what an army could do. The surprising thing to me was
that there were very, very few, almost no military courses. The idea was that if you
learned basic logic and reason and engineering and science,
you would somehow be able to figure out what to do. Well, the battlefields in
the American civil war were so much larger than
the battlefields in any battle heretofore
fought in Europe. So, one of the beauties of Grant that he was a painter
at Westpoint. He was quite an artist and he
had the imagination to figure out what to do in
this battlefield. He also, Westpoint was a
place where he did know some of these people and he had
taken their measure at Westpoint and then he took it
again on the battlefield. Because your standing at, I said
in my biography, your standing at Westpoint was revised
according to what you did in the war with Mexico. Now we’re going to see how the
theory translates into action and those who were often
at the top of the class where the bottom of the class. Long Street was second from
the bottom of his class. You deserve to be near the
top of his class in terms of the way they performed. So, I tried to understand what
Westpoint meant to these people. It gave them an esprit
de corps, not simply a — and a discipline, not simply
the classes that they took.>>Over here.>>In Charles Frazier’s
book, Varina, he writes about the
relationship between Julia Grant and Varina Davis, you
know, after the civil war.>>Ronald C. White: Yes, yes.>>And one, is it true and
two, is this a reflection of that reconciliation that
you spoke about earlier?>>Ronald C. White: Thank you. That’s a great question. I was really struck, I didn’t
know this when I started, that here Grant and
Jefferson Davis never met. There’s so many ironies
in writing history. Grant is going to
resign out in California. So, he writes this letter
to the secretary of war, who is Jefferson Davis, just as Jefferson Davis is writing
a letter to Grant saying, “You’ve now been
promoted to captain.” So they never met. Julia and Grant had this
amazing relationship. One of the great marriages in
American history, Grant dies, Jefferson Davis dies,
Julia’s vacationing in the Hudson Valley,
which is one of the great places to vacation. She understands that Varina
Davis is in the same hotel. She goes over and knocks on the
door and introduces herself, and then — this is true,
and then people watch the two of them drive together in a
carriage down Fifth Avenue and they become good friends. So, in a certain way, these
two women enact this kind of reconciliation. You use the word that
hopefully was what could happen after the war. It’s quite a compelling story.>>Okay.>>One big what if
scenario is what if Grant actually had quit again
as he had determined to do, chafing under the leadership
of General Halleck at the time, who by all accounts was
quite jealous of Grant, and thankfully Sherman
talked him out of it.>>Ronald C. White: Yes.>>Can you please talk about
how that affected Grant and what he learned from
it that served him well in leadership going
forward as he was able to utilize Halleck quite
effectively once he was his boss as opposed to –>>Ronald C. White: Very
perceptive comment and question. What the gentleman is
referring to is that Grant, we have to say, was
surprised at Shiloh. There’s no way of
getting around it, but the after the first
night, he can’t stand to be inside the hospital where all these amputations
are going on. So, he stands underneath a tree. We’re under pouring rain
and Sherman comes up to him and says, “Boy, we got
our tails whipped today.” and Grant says, “We’re going
to whip them tomorrow.” And they do. But Halleck then says,
“I’ll take the field and you will become
second in command.” Halleck is the sort of
general in chief in Washington. Well, this is really
— grates on Grant. And so at one point,
Grant has had enough, he’s going to resign
for the military. Sherman hears about this. Early in the war,
Sherman was in trouble. He was even accused of insanity. So, Sherman rushes over to Grant
and says, “You came to my stead when I was in trouble and
I’m now coming to you. You are not going to resign. Your day will come.” So, then during the civil
war as Grant assumes command, he makes Halleck
his chief of staff. However, he learns years
later that Halleck had been in correspondence with
McClellan of how to get Grant. So, in the memoirs,
there’s an absence. Halleck doesn’t appear
in the memoirs. He doesn’t criticize Halleck. He just kind of is
absent from the memoirs.>>Colleen J. Shogan: I think
there’s a question all the way in the back.>>Lincoln’s rhetoric
frequently spoke to people’s faith
convictions in the country. Did Grant, who respected
Lincoln, disregard that, the essence of that
communication, or what was his attitude
toward the faith convictions of the country and the
healing after the war?>>Ronald C. White:
Wonderful question. One of my convictions is that
the whole faith dimension to use your term
has been lacking as we write our American
biographies. Whether we think, “Well,
that was the 19th century, people believe back there. You know, we don’t do that now.” No, this is very important. I think the story
of the progression of Lincoln’s faith is
a remarkable story. It’s a Presbyterian story. For Grant, it’s a
Methodist story. He’s not nearly as
eloquent as Lincoln. He doesn’t speak about it, but I think Grant’s Methodist
ethic is very important and he got that ethic more from
his mother than his father. This is where he got
his self-effacement or what we would call humility. I initially wrote my
biography too long and my editor told
me to drop 150 pages. Oh my goodness. So, I took out a story, which I
wish I would have been kept in. At the beginning of the
second term Grant writes to all the members
of his cabinet. And he said, “I want us
to meet on Sunday morning at the Methodist
church I attend.” The Methodist were the first to build a national
church in Washington. He said, “I want
us to pray together and I think you will
like my minister. He’s really a great preacher.” So, although Grant did not
wear his faith on his sleeve, I think we often underestimate
the role of religion by asking the wrong questions. How often did a person
attend church? And I think that Grant’s
Methodist faith was extremely important to him. He wasn’t always
very vocal about it, but I think it was kind of a
way that he lived his life.>>Colleen J. Shogan: Time for
one more question right here. Okay, and then there’ll
be plenty of time in the reception or more.>>Ronald C. White: Yes.>>Thank you. As somebody who’s
done a lot looking into the Lincoln assassination
to lecture on the medical parts, I do get asked that
question about whether if Grant would have been there. And in your research with Grant,
and my response has been, well, unlike Lincoln, I think he had
— would have had more security with him as the general
in chief.>>Ronald C. White: Sure.>>Am I correct? Would he — did Grant have
more burly guys around him, and the weak security that
Lincoln had at Ford’s theater?>>Ronald C. White:
That’s a good question. Would Grant have
brought more security? Interestingly, there wasn’t
much security in these days. I mean, even as president,
Grant would just go strolling out in Washington by
himself and people said, “You got to be careful,
someone’s going to — ” “Well, I can take them on if
they come after me, you know?” And so of course, John
Wilkes Booth was known at Ford’s theater, so
there was not any surprise that this actor was
there in Ford’s theater. Nobody thought anything of it. So, I don’t think that Grant
would have brought any more security that evening
than was present.>>I was thinking
more [inaudible].>>Ronald C. White: Oh, I see. Okay. Okay. I’m not, I don’t
pretend to be an expert on apprehending Booth at that. Other people have done that, but I don’t know what Grant
might have done in that story. I don’t really know that. [ Inaudible Audience Comment ]>>Ronald C. White: Yeah, yeah. Yeah.>>Colleen J. Shogan:
After the program, Ron will be signing books that
are for sale right next door, right adjacent to the
room, right here in 113. So, please take advantage of
that and hopefully have one of your books signed and we will
have a reception afterwards. And Ron has kindly
agreed to join us. So, if you have additional
questions that you may want to ask him, we’ll be available
for conversation for some time after the program, but please
join me in thanking Ronald White for such a lovely
conversation [applause].>>Ronald C. White: Thank you.

Platinum Games EPIC Shooter Vanquish Remastered Leaked! & New SNES/NES Switch Games Incoming!


What’s good everyone OJ here welcome
back to another video and we’ve got some awesome information for you guys so
let’s go ahead and get right into it and we’re starting off with the vanquish
remaster announcement that was leaked due to the Microsoft Store listing and
we even have a release date for the game so the Microsoft Store has listed a
remastered version of vanquish for the Xbox one with a February 17th 2020
release date will likely also release on the PlayStation 4
Komatsu rights now here’s a description of the game and then I’ll get into my
own personal problem that I have with this game because I love it and I hate
it at the same time so here’s the about vanquish is a platinum games developed
hit sci-fi shooter it is returning an overpopulated earth suffocating under
limited resources looks to provenance the solar-powered space colony for
support when Providence is suddenly taken over by a mutinous group and is
technologically used to devastate cities it’s up to specially trained unit of
space marines to reclaim the colony equipped with blade the experimental
weapons system that can scan copy and save up to three existing weapons space
DARPA agent Sam Gideon must infiltrate Providence defeat legions of future tech
foes and disable the energy transmitter threatening life on earth this story is
absolutely nuts the more you don’t pay attention to it the more fun you’ll have
and the scan features 4k graphics at 60 frames per second available on the Xbox
one X remastered for the first time on Xbox one so it looks like if it’s not on
Xbox one X you might get 30 frames for a second or maybe even an unlocked
framerate we don’t know the game originally ran at 30 frames per second
but it felt like 60 to be honest but it felt so good to play that you didn’t
really notice back when I played it at least make misses directed by Resident
Evil creator Shinji Mikami and developed by Platinum Games at first launched with
a ps3 of Xbox 360 in October 2010 fall by PC in May 2017 so not too much of a
gap between the original Xbox 360 release in the PC release no just joking
there it’s pretty large captor 7 years so pretty cool here make this is a game
that I actually 100% did back in the day and this game is extremely fun it’s
cool game to play and I like it but there’s a couple different things that I
don’t like about the game particularly like the lack of real upgrades like you
can upgrade your gun but once you die goes back down to nothing so there
should have been like a real upgrading in this game to where you can like
collect money and buy some different upgrades and weapons stuff for like your
suit and all that they should have done that so that was one issue that I did
have not another issue that I had was the challenge mode dude the challenge
hood in this game was absolutely nuts it took me forever I played it for three
days straight 15 hour stints went dehydrated almost had malnourished mint
and I ended up beating the game I ended up beating the challenge woman I already
beat the game but then also beating the challenge mode because that was the last
achievement that I needed and I realized at that point that achievements are
worthless that’s when I realized that I don’t know why I wasted my time doing
this but no all jokes aside Vanquish is actually a really cool game I’m glad
that it’s getting remastered I’m glad that it’s gonna be at 4k 60 frames per
second and for all those who are gonna play it have fun this is one of
PlatinumGames best titles it’s crazy there’s all sorts of action it’s a very
fun game to play I just don’t feel like putting myself through this again I
already beat and played the game 100% completed it so I’m good but for
everybody else what do you guys think about this vanquish remastered as far
we’re gonna look freaking amazing because the PC version looks dope so
it’s probably a little great on the Xbox one X I’d love to hear you guys thoughts
on this in the comment section below alright moving on to the next topic here
we’ve got some brand new Super Nintendo and NES games coming to the Nintendo
switch-on line so the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo switch
online app will add starfox to super punch-out Kirby super star and Breath of
Fire 2 and the Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo switch online app will
add Chris Tallis and journey to Silas on December 12 Nintendo has announced and
these are really good games guys like if you want to see the full description of
all the games you can check it out link in the description below but this is
absolutely awesome but before we got to get into that and meet gushing over one
of the games here so in Japan Star Fox 2 and Kirby super star are the only Super
Nintendo Entertainment System titles while Famicom Wars and route 16 turbo
are the Nintendo Entertainment System titles them the Nintendo switch online
subscriber exclusive app allows to play classic Super Nintendo
Entertainment System and Nintendo Entertainment System games with online
play added to every classic game you can compete or cooperate online with friends
share your screen or pass the controller depending on the game but I think think
the pigs out of this obviously it’s cool to get something like Star Fox 2 that
was a Super Nintendo classic exclusive so to see that come over to the Nintendo
switch online that’s pretty cool and also on this one Breath of Fire 2 that
is my pick in terms of the best game out of all of this because Breath of Fire 2
did so many things before a Chrono Trigger it didn’t get all of the
accolades and praise but Breath of Fire 2 is a phenomenal game that’s really
good and you should definitely check it out if you’re an RPG fan there’s a lot
of intricate combat systems in there a lot of different locations to explore
the battle system is good like it is a very good game so I’m very happy about
Breath of Fire 2 coming over to Nintendo’s switch online app also
crystallis that’s dope to like I like the fact that they’re bringing over
Crystalis because that is an action RPG man it was an action RPG back in the day
you level up and all of that I never beat that game never beat that game back
in the day also Kirby’s super start I’m going to get all those games right there
obviously Kirby super star is a great game great games so you can play all of
them on there and of course we’re punch-out that’s a legend right there
man so great lot I like the fact that they’re dumping more than like 1 or 2
games the fact that we get like 6 of them across the NES and the Supan to
know very good so what do you guys think about these picks here for the Super
Nintendo online app and also the NES one I’d love to hear you guys thoughts in
the comment section below all right I’m moving on to the next topic here daemon
ex machina we’ve got a free collaboration DLC with The Witcher 3
Wild Hunt and is now available in Japan not here in the West but in Japan let’s
get into this because this is just nuts right like who would have thought this
would happen so the third of the three planned collaborations for daemon ex
machina following the code geese set and Eureka Seven set is the free
downloadable content The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt set which is now available via the
Nintendo eShop in Japan publisher marvelous has announced The Witcher 3
all set includes the following there’s all bunch of stuff there I’ll have it
listed for you guys so you can make yourself look like Goro or Cirie and of
course daemon ex machina is not available on the Nintendo switch but you
won’t be able to get these unless you go like on the Japanese a shop but there’s
no official set for the West yet for this so we’ll have to wait on that but
marvellous is kind of crazy I’d be all over this game but marvellous is still
kind of crazy last time I checked they’re still doing weird copyright
stuff but this is pretty cool and unexpected and maybe once they kind of
relax a bit I can actually show up some more of daemon ex machina because it’s
actually a pretty good met game it’s one of the best met games that I’ve ever
played it gives me that old-school kind of front mission type of vibe but like
completely you know modernize right for the new gamers so I actually like the
game it’s just that I can’t really show it much because BAM copyright claims all
over the place so what do you guys think about this collaboration set with The
Witcher 3 did you guys expect something like this for daemon ex machina let me
know your thoughts in the comment section below
all right I’m moving on to the final topic here the new Super Mario maker to
version 2.0 point 0 update is now available you can go out there and you
can slay with the master sword and Link and bombs and arrows and the downward
thrust and the dash attack all of that is there plus the new ninja speedruns
you also have the new enemies in there like spike got new obviously the p-block
frozen coin – block this is really cool really cool update and once again if
you’re an elite ninja here on youtube or on Twitch I will be playing Super Mario
maker sometime soon within this week or next week I’ll definitely played some
Super Mario maker too so make sure you guys get your levels ready get some
really cool action levels focusing on The Legend of Zelda focusing on the
master sort of be able to play as link that’s what I want to do so I want to
some good levels focus with that you might see your level on stream also
really cool super mario 3d world – block levels i love the – blocks in Super
Mario 3d World those have been added in make some
awesome speedrunning levels – so Super Mario maker – it’s one of those games
man that continues to add great content it already has a bunch of content and
Nintendo’s having some pretty good updates this pretty much changes up the
whole game because it’s actually getting me to get back into it with this whole
Legend of Zelda stuff with the Master Sword I’ve already seen some amazing
Legend of Zelda style levels with the Master Sword so I’m hoping that you guys
in terms of the elite ninja here you guys can get some really cool levels too
because that’s the one thing that I feel Super Mario maker was really missing was
that action element which is a melee combat like I talked about a little bit
in my update video for this so to see levels being made like this is just
awesome and like I’ve stated before it pretty much changes up everything so
make sure for all the elite ninja here make sure you guys get me a really cool
levels on the discord what do you guys think about all the different news here
from banquets being remastered to the Super Nintendo stuff daemon ex machina I
love to hear you guys his thoughts in the comment section below alright guys
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