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More Americans apply for jobless benefits last week
"The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits has reached a 53 year low The Labor Department reports 1 million 317,000 people receive jobless benefits during the week ending May 7th That's the fewest since December 27th 1969 Applications for unemployment rose by 21,000 last week to 218,000 Weekly unemployment applications have been consistently below the pre-pandemic level of 225,000 for most of this year even as the overall economy contracted in the first quarter and
Conservative Twitter Accounts Gain Followers as Liberals Dwindle
"Interesting changes already at Twitter. Conservative accounts are surging. In fact, some guy, this is a guy with the bulwark, so he's a never trumper. He's mad about this. But he notices AOC's down 27,000 followers, madhouse down 18,000 Colbert's down 21,000 Matt Gaetz is up 25,000. I'm up 41,000. Marjorie Taylor Greene is up 41,000. He's acting like this is like very fishy as if Elon Musk is adding subscribers. No, they're just removing the banning algorithms so you had all these little freaks at Twitter and what they were doing is manipulating the dials. Let's boost Colbert. Let's boost AOC. Let's shut down d'souza, and now that Musk is coming into the building, they're like, we better, you know, we don't want our fingerprints all over this, so let's stop doing that. Let's get hands off the dials, and of course what's happening now is that people are getting the natural traction that their own posts are attracting.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"It's August 30th, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. Inside state police headquarters, a conference room is packed with journalists. Room is buzzing with conversation, as reporters talk on their cell phones, set up voice recorders. Behind them, TV cameramen arrange equipment as they get ready for a press conference. The room began to grow quiet as a jowly man with thick eyebrows approaches the podium. Colonel Timothy Alban is the head of the state police force. He's wearing a navy blue cap and pants along with a shiny badge, an outfit intended to project a sense of confidence and security. But as Alban steps up to the microphone, he's feeling anything but confident about the current situation. He's about to announce a scandal at a drug testing lab in Boston. A chemist named Annie dukan appears to have committed fraud, possibly over the course of years. And while he won't reveal to Khan's name or the full scope of her potential crimes, one thing is clear. Her actions will tarnish the entire state's criminal justice system and throw into doubt countless drug convictions. Alban shares the details with the press and looking out of the room, he delivers his closing remarks. The police force is furious about this. This is something that goes to the integrity of law enforcement. I can assure you we will investigate this case thoroughly and prosecute everyone responsible. Now I'll take some questions. You started right there. Our drug still being tested at the lab. No. As of yesterday, the governor has closed the lab pending further investigation. Close the entire lab. That's a serious step. Well, these are serious crimes. Our concern has to be any miscarriage of justice because of this particular employee's malfeasance. Okay? You, ma'am? Alvin points to another reporter, a woman wearing a burgundy dress. Is it just one rogue chemist or are other people responsible? So far, it seemed to be just one, but several supervisors at the lab have been suspended as well. What about people who are in prison because of this chemist? She must have been involved in a lot of these drug samples. Yeah, we'll be spearheading a thorough review of cases in which the chemist was involved. Believe me. How broad is this investigation? The lab in question was in charge of testing evidence across multiple counties. So sweeping is the answer. Could you give us a number? Are we talking hundreds of cases, thousands? Alvin pauses. He knew this question was coming. But it's still an embarrassment for the state government. Yes, it could mean thousands of cases. But the potential is that we have people incarcerated or who have been wrongly prosecuted. And that's why we're taking this drastic step and reviewing the cases the chemist was involved in. I have a possible name of the chemist Annie dukan, can you confirm it? No, at this time, we're not releasing any names. And we ask that you respect the privacy of anyone involved. The reporters continue to shout out questions, demanding more information about the suspect. But it's time for the press conference to come to a close. As Alban steps away from the podium, he shakes his head, exhausted with frustration. A state police already had barely enough resources, and now they're about to face an onslaught of additional work. They may have to scrutinize tens of thousands of criminal cases and figure out how many of them any ducon may have compromised. It's a disaster, but still, Alvin meant what he said. He and his colleagues won't stop working until they finish sorting out the mess and bring any ducon to justice. It's November 22nd, 2013, over a year later. Annie ducan is walking to the front of a courtroom in Boston, and with every step she takes, dukan can feel the eyes of the judge boring into her, ready to cast a severe sentence. Dukan can't understand how it came to this. After all the work she's done for the state of Massachusetts after all the hours, she spent testifying in courts just like this one, helping to support criminal convictions. Today, do con herself is the one on trial. And as it stands for case isn't looking good, she can only hope that the judge will show some mercy. Sitting at the defendant's table to Khan looks directly at the judge, and she has to count her eyes. Then the judge asks if to Khan understands that she is pleading guilty to 27 counts, including evidence tampering, obstruction of justice and perjury, ducon doesn't want to say yes. She can't bear the thought of admitting everything she's done. Her instincts tell her to come up with one more convincing lie, but to con knows it's too late for that. So when a client voice, she answers yes. She's pleading guilty to all 27 counts. The judge nods and begins reading a prepared statement. It's a scathing set of remarks, and the judge refers to decon as a tragic and broken person who has been undone by her own ambition. The judge adds that the consequences of her fraud is nothing short of catastrophic, with innocent people sent to prison, guilty criminals released, and the criminal justice system shaken to the core. Dukan has always been driven by the electric feeling of praise. Nothing felt better than being treated like someone special. The Superwoman of the state lab. But this, this is the opposite. It is physically painful for dukan to receive this public scolding. She knows that in other people's eyes, she's a menace, a criminal, a pathological narcissist. But for dukan, it was never so cut and dry. She made mistakes. And when she tried to fix them, she somehow made things worse. She believes her intentions were ultimately good. So when the judge finishes with her bruising remarks, the Khan's attorney makes one last plea for clemency. He tells the judge that ducon knows what she did was wrong, but that she's truly sorry. Given to Khan's otherwise spotless criminal record, they're asking for a sentence of one year. To Khan studies the judge's face carefully, hoping for any hint of mercy. But the judge looks unmoved. And without any emotion, she issues a sentence. Three to 5 years in the state penitentiary. Ducon must also serve two years of probation. To Constance frozen, days with incomprehension, three to 5 years. But before she can make sense of what just happened, the judge wraps her gavel and waves at the guards, two men in uniform to send on dukan and slap cold handcuffs onto her wrists. With any ducon confession of her crimes, the legal system of Massachusetts was plunged into chaos. The state reviewed some 36,000 drug cases that dukan had worked on. Local courts were flooded with appeals from convicted drug offenders, and about 21,000 convictions were eventually overturned. It was the largest action of its kind in U.S. history. One of the defendants was Leonardo Johnson, a former drug user who tried to sell a piece of a cashew to an undercover officer. Johnson's name was cleared after serving 15 months in prison as a result of to Khan's false testimony. He went on to sue decon, earning damages of more than $2 million. To Khan's crimes were also costly for Massachusetts. The state legislature had to allocate $30 million to deal with the legal fallout, and several public officials were forced out of their jobs in the wake of the controversy. These included the head of the Hinton lab, Julie nassif, as well as dukan former supervisor, Charles salome. Still, dukan own punishment was relatively lenient. Despite being sentenced to up to 5 years, she ended up serving only two and a half years before earning parole. She left prison in 2016, but the fallout of her fraud continues. In July of 2021, another 100 convictions based on lab results to can't handle were tossed by a Massachusetts supreme judicial court justice. In giving the order, the justice declared no conviction that Andy ducon had a role in securing can be allowed to stand. Now that we understand the full scope and enormity of her malfeasance..
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"And you know what? I do have something to tell you. Well, that's good. We're very ready to hear the truth. The truth. Okay. I took some shortcuts with these calibration reports. What does that mean you took shortcuts? I faked them. Mister Khan, please be specific. Which reports did you fake? All the ones here. So just these. I'm sure there were some others, and I admit I didn't do the work properly. I didn't follow procedure and that was wrong. I got the work done, even if it wasn't perfect. Mister Khan, this isn't a matter of a few minor mistakes, or merely cutting corners. I think it's time to come clean, tell us the full story. While I have told you the full story. What I'm telling you could ruin my career. Surely that's enough. The detectives exchange glances. And one of them reaches into the briefcase. And pulls out another folder. Mister Khan, I'm going to use a term that I recently learned about your profession. Have you ever dry land? Dry lab? What do you mean? I know you've heard the phrase. It's when you don't actually use chemicals to test a drug. You just look at a sample and guess. Well, I suppose I have heard the term, but have you ever dry lab? Have you ever personally skipped testing the sample with chemicals? And just guessed. I don't know. I don't think I've ever dry that. Mister Khan, I'm going to speak very directly. Are you saying you have not dry land, or are you saying you don't think you have? I'm certain that I don't think I've ever dry that. Ducon knows the answer is evasive. And it doesn't seem to work. The detectives look skeptical as one of them reaches for the folder on the table. Here, please take a look at this. Do you remember this case, mister Khan, it was a few years ago. You got a sample and claimed it was cocaine. Ducon looks down at the page when suddenly she's gripped with fear. She remembers this case. She guessed that the sample was cocaine. But when it came back from a secondary testing, it proved to be something else and inert substance. Ducon needed to cover her tracks, so she took actual cocaine from another case and swapped it with her sample. It was an act of fraud that could land her in prison. Well, I suppose I remember this case. I processed a lot of drug samples. You have to understand. Are we understand? And around this time, you are actually audited. Is that correct? Yes, that is correct. And they didn't find anything wrong. They also didn't look very hard. But for this case, for the sample that was cocaine, then wasn't cocaine, and miraculously it was cocaine. We went back and tested the original sample. Do you know what we found? Here, look at the results. Inert powder, no drugs present. Well, I don't understand. Mister Khan, you spike the sample. You took cocaine from another batch and you made it look like that's what you tested. You tried to cover things up. No, that's not true. It is true. And it's also true that you've been dry labing for years. We know you have. There's no honest way you're testing numbers could be so high. I put in longer hours than every other person at the lab. Mister Khan, no one could hit those numbers. Not if they worked 24 hours a day. No, you're wrong. Come clean. Admit the truth. The two detective sit back, gazing at ducon. Tears begin welling up inside her. She feels sick and weak. And more than anything she wants to hide. To make all of her problems and all of her mistakes just disappear. But suddenly for ducan, it feels like a switch has been flipped. She grows.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"A few minutes later, dukan and her husband surin retreat to the kitchen. Dukan motions and her husband to keep his voice down, the detectives are probably listening from the other room. An angry frown, certain whispers, but demands to know what's going on. Dukan doesn't tell the full truth. Instead, she tells her husband that everything is fine, they're all just reviewing some paperwork from the lab. But her husband scowls and says things don't look fine. Whatever's going on, it looks like she's in over her head. She's lucky that today he came home early. To come crosses her arms in anger. This isn't the first fight she's had with her husband. Recently, the two have been sniping at each other often, and if she were honest with herself, she'd admit that their marriage is falling apart. And it's because of moments like this. Dukan doesn't need any of her husband's condescension, his patronizing anger. So she hisses that she doesn't need his help. She's strong enough to take care of this on her own. But siren tells his wife that at this point, he can't trust her. First, she lost her job, and now she can't even admit that she's facing some kind of interrogation. To Khan looks down furious. This conversation isn't helping. So she turns to walk back into the dining room where the detectives are waiting. But her husband stops her. He takes deep breath and apologizes. He says he didn't mean to make it personal. He is just trying to help. And even though she is strong and she is smart, to Khan shouldn't keep talking, at least not without a lawyer. If she wants, he can reach out to someone. Dukan begins to soften. Her husband's offer is a meaningful gesture, but she says no, she can handle this herself. But if he does want to help, he can check in on their son and spend some time with him. Sir and nods, but he adds that when the detectives leave, they need to have a long talk. It's past time for an honest conversation. After her husband steps out to Khan returns to the dining room where the detectives were waiting for her. To Khan knows the two men likely have the upper hand. They seem to have proof that she cut corners on the jaw. Normally, she'd stay strong and keep lying, in the past sticking to her story has always worked. Maybe this time is different. Maybe she has to try different approach. So she takes a seat in her dining room and folds her hands in her lap. As she looks up at the detectives, she makes a strategic decision. It's clear that the detectives aren't going to leave her alone unless she confesses to something. So that's what she's going to do. She'll admit something small. Something damaging, but ultimately minor. And that should fend off these detectives and get them out.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"It's August 28th, 2012 in Franklin, Massachusetts, and just minutes after Annie dukan was intercepted by two policemen. Dukan is in her son's bedroom, getting him settled with a TV show. She's smoothed his hair and tells him to wait quietly. She'll be back soon. But her son protests asking her to stay. Dukan knows she can't put this off any longer though. There are two detectives waiting in the other room. They're probably here to ask difficult questions about her time at the state drug lab. Dukan is going to have to Dodge and parry their questions as best she can. And she can't do that hiding out in her son's bedroom. So she kisses her boy on the forehead and stepped out into the dining room where she finds the two men seated at her large glass table. She sits down across from them, her heart pounding. As she sizes them up, dukan reminds herself what she needs to do. Stick to her story, deny any wrongdoing, and with luck, they'll be gone in a matter of just minutes. So with a smile on her face, dukan asks whether this is about the chain of custody issue, an old problem that just won't seem to go away. But the detectives don't answer, instead they glance at each other and flip open their notebooks. And then the man turned the questions on her. They start with simple background information. When she started her job at the lab, what kind of work was she doing? It's all civil and dukan begins to relax. She knows the state police recently took over the lab. Maybe this is just a routine review of previous investigations. But her mood quickly changes when one of the men snaps open or briefcase and removes a stack of documents. To Kant's eyes go wide. She recognizes these papers. Their copies of the calibration forms she's filled out over several years. Before testing drug samples, chemists at the lab are supposed to calibrate their testing devices and run other equipment checks. You're supposed to document the details on forms like these, but ducon hated the calibration checks. They slowed her down. So sometimes she fudged the numbers or skipped steps. As she stares at the stack of forms, it suddenly dawns on her. The detectives aren't just here to talk about the time she checked out drug samples without permission. They're going to ask questions about her actual work. And it's then the interrogation begins in earnest. One detective starts asking about a calibration form, and before he finishes, the other jumps in about a different form. They go back and forth into Khan is left feeling whiplashed. But she doesn't hesitate. She continues to deny any wrongdoing, claiming she made honest mistakes, but the men won't listen. They say they know she's lying, and she needs to admit the truth. She didn't follow the rules, and she took shortcuts. Ducan bites her lip as the detective's hurl more accusations her away. She feels trapped and.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"Have to decide what they'll do with Annie dukhan. About two months later, Annie decon turns the steering wheel as she drives home in her silver SUV. It's round 5 in the afternoon and Franklin, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. To Khan has been out running errands with her 6 year old son. She turns the corner and has almost home, seeing her house at the end of the street. It has bright yellow siding and wooden shutters, and there's a big front law on edge with flowers. For ducan, it's a dream home. Still, she gets gloomy this time of day. If she were back at the lab, she would just be hitting her stride right about now. She misses everything about the job. It all consuming work, the thrill of accomplishment, the praise. And while she's certainly glad, have more time with her son, privately, dukan is still holding out hope that she can return to her old job. It was humiliating being forced to resign. She was accused of improperly checking out samples from the drug safe, and then forging a staff member's signature. But no one discovered to Khan's darkest secrets, the fake tests, or the fabricated evidence. And technically, the resignation was only temporary and pending and investigation. So it might not be permanent after all. Dukan has also heard rumors that the backlog of drug samples has exploded since she left. The lab clearly needs her. So maybe there is still a chance. Maybe she can return. And again, be the superstar kamashi no she is. These thoughts lift her mood. But when she pulls up to her house, to Khan notices something strange. A dark sedan is out front. It looks like a police car. And two men in khakis are standing near her front door, knocking, peering inside. When ducon pulls into the driveway, the men turn, squinting, and begin walking towards her SUV. One of the men gestures for her to roll down the window. He identifies the two of them as state police detectives, say they need to talk. To Khan's breath grows labored, and she asked the man what this is all about. But the detective won't answer. He only asks if they can have a chat with her inside the house. To Khan fights down a growing panic. Part of her wants to throw the car in reverse to drive away as fast as she can. But to Khan knows that's nothing but a fantasy. And while at best she can stall for a bit, there's no way she's going to be able to avoid this conversation forever. So dukan and her son step out of the car, and as they approach the house, to Khan makes a quick decision. She's not sure what these men know. She can't tell what kind of accusations they're going to throw at her. But no matter what they say, to Khan isn't going to crumble, and she'll never admit that she's done anything wrong. American scandal is sponsored by burrow. You may have noticed this as you go shopping for a lot of things these days. Many of the competing products are the same, like literally identical, except for some brand emblem and maybe the price tag. And it's true even for bigger items like furniture. It's like all your options are being cranked out by some giant overseas factory, which they probably are, which is why burrows furniture is impressive. They don't outsource their designs. Licensing whatever they think is trendy and sticking their name on it. Burrow designs everything in-house, which means the entire team is actually in tune with what people actually need, like premium durable materials, from staying as scratch resistant fabric to solid hardwood frames, and free shipping for all. Every order, no matter how small or large, is delivered directly to your door for free. And then of course, world class service and support, which is what burrow is all about, impeccable design, clever engineering, and happy customers. So if you want furniture that will evolve as your needs do, furniture for the long haul, look at burrow. Thanks again to burrow for supporting this show and American scandal listeners like you can get $75 off your first order at borough dot com slash AS that's burrow, dot com slash AS for $75 off, burrow dot com slash AS. We get support from thumbtack. How will you ever stop your to do list from growing? You could become a magician, or you can do what I did and download thumbtack. It's the app that finds local pros for all your home projects. Hire a plumber to fix your leaky faucet, or a handyman to hang your curtains. You can even hire a pro to organize your messy closet. Yep, there are people in your city who specialize in that. I actually just downloaded the thumbtack app and I could feel my apartment breathe a sigh of relief. HelloFresh paint in an AC unit that actually works. On the thumbtack app, you can compare prices, read reviews, and chat with pros directly. When you found the right person, you can book them with just a tap. All of those annoying projects will just disappear. Maybe it is a little magic. Download thumbtack and.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"Resign a couple months ago. She's no longer any kind of threat. But the deputies concerned doesn't go away. He says that there's still more to the story. The chemists he spoke with accused ducon of faking her test results. They said they've been gathering evidence and it adds up to a nightmare for the lab. Upon hearing this, the captain sits upright. He asks how big a problem this might actually be..
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"For years, Annie dukan was the star chemist at a state drug testing lab in Boston. She won praise for her seemingly impossible productivity, testing far more drug samples than any other chemist in the government lab. But dukan was carrying a dark secret. The chemist was faking her test results, and in some cases, her fraud sent innocent people to prison. To Khan's colleagues eventually grew suspicious and began gathering evidence that revealed her misconduct. Leaders in the lab initially downplayed the evidence or looked the other way. But whistleblowers wouldn't remain silent, and as the truth came spilling out, a controversy erupted, and tens of thousands of criminal convictions were suddenly up for debate. This is episode three, 21,000 cases. It's January 27th, 2012, and the state drug testing lab in Boston. The head of the lab, Julie nasif walks past several chemists who were performing slow methodical work. They are using chemical processes to identify drug samples, which have been confiscated from alleged criminals. It's hard work and requires careful attention to details, but slowly the lab is chipping away at the massive backlog of samples that need to be tested. And as the lab supervisor, NASA can see that they're making progress after facing intense pressure from government leaders to hit their numbers. Normally, seeing this kind of incremental progress would be enough to give NASA a flicker of optimism. But as she moves past the chemists and steps into her office, she's hit with a feeling of dread. On her desk is an application for a federal grant. It's worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Money to lab desperately needs. But if they're going to get the funds, NASA might have to lie to the federal government. One part of the application asks whether the lab has faced any allegations of misconduct, or any ongoing investigations. NASA knows the truth, chemist Annie ducan has been accused of fraud, and with a swirl of controversy surrounding ducon, NASA had no choice but to suspend her star chemists from testing drugs and to reassign her to another project. It's an ugly reality at the Hinton state lab, but if NASA admits this on a federal grant application, they could lose their shot at much needed funding, and that could force native to lay off staff. The lab would be underwater once again with a backlog of samples growing by the day. So somehow NASA is going to have to make a decision. Between two very unsavory options. NASA is chewing over the decision when her phone rings. Yeah, hello, this is Julie. Julie, hi, it's Steve Chilean. NASA struggles to repress a sign. Chilean is a lawyer at the state's department of public health. The agency that oversees the lab. He's been running the investigation into Annie Duke Han and in the process he's been adding to the list of problems that NASA has to address. Stephen, what can I do for you? Well, I wanted to run something by something that's come to my attention, and I'm feeling troubled. Oh, Steven, if you're trouble, then please tell me. I need to know what's going on. Well, as you know, I've been interviewing your staff, and hearing rumors about any decon. Uh, is this about the samples that she checked out from the safe? I mean, if it is, I promise you, I've taken care of that. I reassigned to contour another job. Well, unfortunately, no, it's not just that. I'm hearing about issues with the integrity of Dunn's work. I mean, you know, I don't, I don't really know how to put it, but people seem to be afraid to talk to me. Like something going on, so Julie, please tell me. What's happening at your lab? What are people not saying? Native takes a deep breath, as she thinks back to a meeting a few months ago. Two senior chemists accused ducan of faking her test results. Nasif had dismissed the claim, but now with all the mounting accusations, she doesn't know what to believe. NASA is about to admit the truth when she glances down at the application for the federal grant. So much money is at stake. She can't risk tarnishing the lab's reputation. Well, Steven, I appreciate the position you're in, but I want to be clear about something. There's nothing you need to be concerned about. Julie, your employees are spooked. While they're probably tired and burnt out, when it comes to Andy dukan, yeah, she made a horrible mistake, checking out samples without permission. Aside from that lapse of judgment, she's been a stellar employee. Joe, I'm going to ask you again. Is there anything else you'd like to admit? No, Steve, there isn't. But I do have a lot of work, so unless you've got some specific accusations that I need to know about. I think we should probably say goodbye. All right, then. Goodbye for now. After NASA hangs up, she breathes a sigh of relief. She managed to avoid a conversation she really doesn't want to have. And hopefully that's the end of it. But NASA does still need to make a decision about this federal grant application. But as she looks at the paperwork, she realizes it's no real dilemma at all. There is only one option. The lab needs the money. So NASA picked up a pen, and in the section that asks about misconduct, she firmly marks no, stating that there's nothing amiss at the lab. NASA then sits down her pen and looks out at the lab's chemists, toiling away at their stations. For now, NASA has protected them. But it's clear that ducon, her star chemist has become a real liability. While it's painful to consider, native knows that it might be time to part ways with Annie dukan. 5 months later, a police captain is riding an elevator up to the floor that houses the Hinton state drug lab in Boston. It's been a busy week. Just days ago, the Massachusetts state police assumed control of the drug testing lab. The responsibility used to lie with the department of public health, but state legislators recently ordered the administrative handoff and now state police are in charge of the lab, which plays a crucial role in law enforcement. So the elevator door opens and the captain strides out and into his new office, ready to begin making a mark at the Hinton lab. But before he can even set down his coffee, he hears a knock at his door. He turns to see his deputy, who's holding a notebook and nervously clicking a pen. The captain shakes his head. This particular deputy is an anxious type always worried about something. But today he looks unusually bothered, and before the captain can crack a joke and lighten the mood, the deputy says they need to have a meeting. Right now. Captain's mood turns grim. And he asks his deputy what the issue is. Dropping his voice, the deputy says it's a crisis. Two of their staff members just cornered him, saying they needed to talk about another chemist, a woman named Annie ducan. They had serious accusations about her. Hearing the name, the captain relaxes. He tells his deputy that he's heard all about dukan and the chain of custody incident. When she checked out samples without permission. It was foolish and could have been very damaging, but it's old news. Ducan was forced to.
"21,000" Discussed on American Scandal
"At the Hinton state lab in Boston. The chemist Annie dukan walks down an empty hallway and peers around the corner. At the end of the hall is a small conference room, and in just a few minutes a meeting is going to begin inside that room, one that could upend her career and her life. As a chemist for this government lab to Khan's job is to test drugs that have been confiscated from alleged criminals. Ducon is supposed to run drug samples through a battery of chemical tests, proving conclusively that the samples are heroin, cocaine, or another illegal substance. The identification of these substances is a key piece of evidence in the state's prosecution. But for a long time now, ducan hasn't been following the rules. To keep her numbers high and maintain her status as a superstar in the lab, ducon has been dry laughing, her test results. Guessing about what drugs are sitting in front of her instead of running actual tests. And her deception hasn't stopped there. At times, dukan has had to cover her tracks when it turned out her guesses were wrong. She swapped drug samples from different criminal cases, implicating people for crimes they did not commit. It was the only way to maintain the appearance that she was running real tests. And then recently, dukan committed another breach, taking drug samples from the lab safe without getting proper permission. It's a serious violation of the lab's rules and ducon appears to have been caught. She's about to meet with her bosses to discuss the issue, and this time, if she can't cover up the truth, she could face suspension or something far worse. To Khan steps into the conference room where she finds several of her colleagues seated at a wooden table. One of them is Charles salome, her direct supervisor. Next to him is Julie NASA, the head of the lab. The two supervisors are joined by Elizabeth O'Brien, and evidence officer who's in charge of managing the lab secure safe. To Khan takes a seat at the table and shoots her colleagues a confused and innocent look. I understand there's a problem? What's going on? I'm happy to help, however I can. O'Brien, the evidence officer leans forward. Annie, I've been going over records for old samples, and I've noticed some irregularities. Troubling ones, really. O'Brien pushes a book of internal records across the table. Here, take a look at June 14th. On that day, you checked out some samples. Well, oh, yeah, okay. It looks like I checked out 90 samples. And who signed out those samples? Plus as GP, so I assume that's Gloria Phillips, those are glorious initials, and she's an evidence officer. But Annie, here's the problem. I examine these records just yesterday. And one idea there were no initials. The spaces were blank. Dukan math grows dry, as she looks at her bosses. The truth is, she did forge the initials. She needed to cover her tracks after taking the drug samples without permission. Still ducon can't admit the truth. It could get her fired. Well, Elizabeth, I'm sorry, but if I understand correctly, the issue isn't with me. It's with Gloria. It seems like when I checked out the sample, she forgot to put down her initials. Then she filled them in later. I mean, that is a breach of protocol. You're right, Annie, that would be a breach of protocol between you and me. I have had some problems with her before. Okay, Annie. Well, the thing is, Gloria hasn't been in the office all week. I'm sorry, why? What do you mean? She's been on leave. She has a son who's sick and she's caring for him. She's not here. She couldn't have filled in those initials after the fact. Dukan tries to keep a brave face, but she struggles to get out her next words. Someone filled in those initials, Annie, did you forge them? I can't see why you'd think that. Just answered directly. Did you, or did you not write glories initials in the log book? Like I said, I think the issue is with Gloria, the evidence officer. All right. O'Brien shuts the logbook who rises from her chair. She shoots a look at the Khan's bosses. Look, she's obviously not going to give a straight answer. I've done everything I can, so. You guys can take it from here. O'Brien steps out of the room. And feeling the pinch of desperation to Khan turns to her supervisors, repeating that she did nothing wrong. But her bosses rise and head for the door. As she leaves, NASA, the lab supervisor, gives to Khan and instruction. Take a few minutes and then come to NASA's office. They need to talk. A moment later, ducan is left alone in the conference room, staring at the wall. This is serious. She's not only been caught taking samples without permission, but her boss is now know that she committed forgery. She's sure to face at least a suspension. And with this breach, they'll probably begin scrutinizing the rest of her work. 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Comparing the Chinese and U.S. Hypersonic Weapons
"China's new weapon is only one of a series of hypersonic weapons being developed by Beijing Russia and the U.S. the U.S. and Russia have also spent decades working on their own hypersonic nuclear capable systems And the two countries have conducted tests on the weapons in recent months Here's the difference the Chinese have stolen our technology and improved it While we sit on our hands Washington and Moscow have only made public details of their medium range hypersonic weapons that are designed to be launched from ships or planes and do not strike from space But China's testing now of a 25,000 mph hypersonic missile which flew through space before launching an attack on its target took analysts by surprise indicated Beijing's missile program is more advanced than previously thought That was the extent of the details as they're known right now Now our missile called the arrow Can reach a speed of 15,345 mph The what they call the fractional orbit bombardment system or the Chinese new missile that they fired the top speed is not 25,000 mph Excuse me It's 21,000 mph The range is unlimited The range of our missile is believed to be about a thousand miles but it's not certain launch from a B one B bomber The Chinese can launch their missile from any land base
Communist China Tested a Hypersonic Weapon in August
"I believe we have a Sputnik moment here ladies and gentlemen Many of you are too young to know what Sputnik is Or was I should say Well Sputnik changed everything On October 4 1957 the Soviet Union launched successfully The world's first artificial satellite That's what they called it About the size of a beach ball Wait only 83.6 kilometer That's about 83 183 or four pounds Orbited there for about 98 minutes And it ushered in a new political military technological and scientific Cold War Well that's just happened with the communist Chinese and I've said we'd been in a Cold War with them for years We may not have accepted it as a Cold War but they sure as our fighting it It sure as our fighting it They paging entered into hypersonic missile race and according to MSN it shocked not just the United States but the Russians The global hypersonic arms race is heating up worldwide after China tested a top secret weapon that can circle the globe at 21,000 mph And descent from space to strike anywhere on earth in minutes
FBI Data Shows Democrats' 'Defund the Police' Led to Murder Increase
"The FBI is released 2020 crime statistics and the murder rate increase will shock you PJ media AJ Kaufman It's official The United States in 2020 experienced the biggest rise in murder since the start of national record keeping 60 years ago That defund the police movement that the Democrats got behind and then it was slashed the police budget that the Democrats got behind and Nancy Pelosi calling fedal law enforcement What Stormtroopers followed by James Clyburn The attacks on the cops by Democrat mayors Democrat city councilman Democrat rioters and looters and arsonists Democrat marxists like BLM and antifa Well it's costing people their lives It's amazing Just step back and think about this We had to get out of Afghanistan It's gone on long enough None of our folks died in 18 months Go on long enough Meet people dying every day being murdered in the streets in our cities now Hasn't that gone long enough In the Democrat party's response is easy bail in the front at the back door Trash the cops exposed the cops to lawsuits slash their budgets that's the response The uniform crime report detailed a murder increase of nearly 30% 30% previous largest one year change was 12.7% increase back in 1960 In other words we've never seen anything like this The national rate of murders per 100,000 still remains They say about a third of the rate in the early 90s The FBI that is very misleading Over 21,000 people Were murdered in 2020
Florida's Delta Variant Outbreak Triggers Record Number of New COVID Infections
"Florida. The state has just recorded the most daily infections since the pandemic began. Covid 19 has taken more than 613,000 American lives. It's Delta variant continues to spread. Florida is now the epicenter with 21,000 cases in the last day, its highest ever. But there are signs of an uptick in vaccinations, even among young Floridians getting the Pfizer vaccine. It's just like a little pinch in the arm, and it's really not that bad. I encourage other people will go get it while in many places, though, not Florida Mask rules are also coming back. Tom 40 CBS news
Florida Reports Daily-Record 21,683 New COVID-19 Infections
"Once again in short order, and the delta variant is to blame. Here is CBS is Michael George, Florida, now the nation's largest covid hotspot. The CDC reports daily. New cases surpassed 21,000 on Friday. Once my godmother got it, I just realized that some step of get a vaccine and as the highly contagious Delta variants spreads nationwide, the new school year is fast approaching. It's going to be a very fun experience with half the people, not white. To wear masks. A lot of people are unvaccinated. People are coming to school that are said while vaccinated people have a strong level of protection vaccinated, people are clearly capable of transmitting the infection to an uninfected person. That's why the CDC revised their mass guidelines this week recommending everyone wears masks indoors. It's the final day of
Florida Reports Record of Nearly 22,000 New Coronavirus Cases
"Reporting another 2500 new Covid 19 cases Friday, 13 deaths. Meanwhile, the CDC tracking cases in Florida very closely Now they've just recorded more than 21,000 new cases that state's highest one day total since the start of the pandemic.
Florida Breaks Record With More Than 21,000 New COVID Cases
"Florida has seen its highest yet one day total of new covert nineteen cases federal health data show Florida recorded twenty one thousand six hundred and eighty three new cases of covert nineteen Friday that's the most confirmed in one day since the start of the pandemic only a day earlier the figure with a little more than seventeen thousand Florida currently accounts for about a fifth of all new cases in the U. S. making it the new national epicenter for the virus governor Ron DeSantis has resisted mandatory mask mandates and faxing requirements and along with the Florida legislature dissenters has limited local officials ability to impose measures aimed at stopping the virus is spread I'm Ben Thomas
"21,000" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Would walk away from this conversation if you didn't follow the news, thinking that these are all Children. Talked about what we can't. We can't turn these Children back. We have to take the men will know you could return them to their parents. But let's be honest here. Most of these folks aren't kids. They're single men coming for jobs that they're not legally entitled to have. They're also not talking about if you have an open border that's left 178,000 people into our country undetected until they're caught by the border Patrol. It also lets in. Criminal aliens it lets in human smugglers in election lots of drugs since October, the first month of the fiscal year. Have been £6500 of fentanyl seized by by customs and border protection officials and 2020, which you know for the entire year. It was less than £5000 We fentanyl is so deadly 50 to 100 times. Stronger than morphine and more than 36,000. People have died from overdoses with fentanyl since 2019. This is, you know, Ah border that's open to that many people is open to a lot of riff raff is well and unfortunately, we're starting to see a lot of that riff raff come in, in the form of Terminal aliens and drugs and human smugglers. The other thing is this. The federal government is housing 21,000 Children. And we're going to be placing these Children with sponsors in the United States. Now how certain is the federal government that they're not Hane handing these Children over? Two. You know people who are going to abuse Children, people who are going to put these young girls into sexual slavery, Those types of things, you know every one of these kids who smuggled over the border Has a price tag of about $10,000. They owe the cartel. How are these Children gonna work that off? And it's a scary thought, and it's why you need to go back to the notion that all immigration Needs to be legal immigration that way, There's no exploitation. There aren't Americans losing their jobs to illegal aliens who are undercutting their wages. Children are not being dropped off a border walls or tossed into the Rio Grande or left in the desert. I mean, now we're starting to see stories. Rick where the Mexicans are. Mexican police are cracking down on the coyotes, or they're the alien smugglers. Now the Coyotes are afraid to bring the Children their smuggling to the border. They're leaving them young Children 12 miles south of the U. S border in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. I mean, this is and you know, ranchers along the border are starting to say we're finding bodies all over our ranch is but this is not a humane policy. This should not be encouraged. When you have the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Alejandro by York is one of the first things he says. About illegal immigration is we're not saying Don't come. We're saying Don't come right now. That's exactly wrong, Rick. He took an oath to defendant secure our country. Our message to illegal aliens. Do not come period. You are not welcome. If you want to come here, get in line, sign up and come through the legal channels where the most generous nation on earth and handing out visas and yours could be next. Dave Ray, I can't thank you. Enough is always the information, precise on point and tell us how we can find you at fair. Check us out there US dot order. As I said, Our blog's site is immigration reform dot com were also on Twitter at Fair Immigration or on Facebook at Federation for American Immigration Reform, join Fair joined the fight to save America's future and when the good battle I want to thank my father, Dave Ray. My name is Rick Ray and will will connect very, very soon. My friend. You bet, buddy. Have a great day. Have a great weekend. Congratulations to your daughter. Hey, thank you very much, man. Thank you so much Aloha to you. Daybreak with fair K hbh traffic,.
Sen. Gillibrand Pushes Overhaul of Military's Handling of Sexual Assault
"And is leading to bipartisan support to change the way the military handles sexual assault cases. New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the most recent report shows that about 21,000 service members were assaulted in 2018 never tells us that it makes them more likely. To be sexually assaulted by a fellow service member can be shot by the enemy at war. The Senate group wants independent authorities instead of commanding officers to deal with sexual assault cases. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hailing the
Mass Evacuations Underway in Australia as Rains Cause Record Flooding
"Some 21,000 people have been evacuated from severe floods across New South Wales in Australia. The rain has subsided, but Sydney's where again, but damn is still pumping millions of liters of water into already swollen rivers. Schools of areas around the country have bean labeled disaster zones, allowing residents to apply for government aid. Hundreds of volunteers have been helping with
New York City gets 2 more vaccine megasites
"To mega vaccination size opening today in New York City. There Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and at your college in Queens. Here now is Governor Cuomo. This facility. Medgar Evers in Brooklyn, 21,000 vaccines per
States Can Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, But Missouri Demands People Pay Up
"Passed in December gave states the power to forgive, overpaid federal unemployment benefits. Most states are taking them up on that. But Missouri is not. Here's Corrin rough from ST Louis Public radio. In the middle of December. Sandra Griffin's on new message pop up and her online unemployment account. You were overpaid by no fault of your own. That's what the letter states by no fault of your own. And you are required to pay it back. The message said she owed the Missouri Department of Labor nearly $8000. That's money. Griffin says she already spent on bills after the Corona virus pandemic hit and she lost her job teaching art programs in ST Louis schools. Normally she counts on summer school to make most of her income. But there was no clear plan for schools to reopen so her employer encouraged her to file for unemployment. Turns out people who work for educational institutions are eligible for unemployment over the summer, when most teachers air off, So they were saying that all the months that I collected over the summer I was ineligible to collect those, although they had reassured me during the summer during phone calls. That everything was fine, so there was a contradiction there and what's going on. Griffin filed an appeal. But since the system is backed up, her hearing isn't for another six months. In the meantime, she doesn't have to pay anything. More than 46,000. Missourians have also gotten letters demanding repayment. The state says it paid out more than $150 million last year to people who would later determined were eligible for the money. Lawmakers from both parties have been calling on Governor Mike Person to forgive the overpayments that don't involve fraud about 97% of cases. But person told reporters earlier this month that a state law requires collection of over payments and he doesn't plan to override it. There was mistake's made. There's no doubt about that. At the end of the day. I think there is a responsibility is taxpayersmoney. If somebody got more money they should have got you should ask for it back and to say, you know you all that to the fact that you don't know what to me, but to the people who paid it. Missouri State representative Lakisha Bosley, Democrat from ST Louis, says persons reasoning doesn't add up. The bulk of the overpaid funds are from new federal programs, and the relief package from December gave states the ability to wave over payments. So Bosley filed a bill earlier this month that would keep the state from collecting overpaid federal benefits for non fraud cases during times of crisis. Like the pandemic, asking people to pay back 1000 21,000 even $200. It's just too far and it's too much and now you're crushing their hopes that things will go back to normal and that they can rely on the government to help in step in when they need it. Alexa Tapia is with the workers rights think tank National Employment Law project. Even states that she says have better systems are struggling to keep up with the influx of first time filers, new federal programs and overpayments like Missouri. Kentucky also has a state law requiring collection of overpaid benefits. Lawmakers in the governor's office are still working out how to grant waivers. But Tabby says most other states like Illinois and Colorado are already starting to forgive overpayments, She says. That's because there's no incentive to go after the money. It actually creates more work for the states to collect that money. And of course, they do have that discretion to do so, But it would harm their local economy is and their citizens so they should be trying to uplift at this time, and she says overpayment bills disproportionately impact people of color. Equity and economic recovery or reasons more states are forgiving overpayments. Tapia worries that states like Missouri will spend more energy fighting appeals thing getting payments out to people who are still waiting on help. For NPR News. I'm Corin rough in ST Louis.
States Can Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, But Missouri Demands People Pay Up
"Here's Corrin rough from ST Louis Public radio. In the middle of December. Sandra Griffin's on new message pop up and her online unemployment account. You were overpaid by no fault of your own. That's what the letter states by no fault of your own. And you are required to pay it back. The message said she owed the Missouri Department of Labor nearly $8000. That's money. Griffin says she already spent on bills after the Corona virus pandemic hit and she lost her job teaching art programs in ST Louis schools. Normally she counts on summer school to make most of her income. But there was no clear plan for schools to reopen so her employer encouraged her to file for unemployment. Turns out people who work for educational institutions are eligible for unemployment over the summer, when most teachers air off, So they were saying that all the months that I collected over the summer I was ineligible to collect those, although they had reassured me during the summer during phone calls. That everything was fine, so there was a contradiction there and what's going on. Griffin filed an appeal. But since the system is backed up, her hearing isn't for another six months. In the meantime, she doesn't have to pay anything more than 46,000. Missourians have also gotten letters demanding repayment. The state says it paid up more than $150 million last year to people who it later determined weren't eligible for the money. Lawmakers from both parties have been calling on governor Mike Person to forgive the overpayments that don't involve fraud about 97% of cases. But person told reporters earlier this month that a state law requires collection of over payments and he doesn't plan to override it. There was mistake's made. There's no doubt about that. But at the end of the day, I think there is a responsibility is taxpayersmoney. If somebody got more money they should have got you should ask for it back and to say, you know, you owe that to the fact that you don't know what to me, but to the people who paid it. Missouri State representative Lakisha Bosley, Democrat from ST Louis, says persons reasoning doesn't add up. The bulk of the overpaid funds are from new federal programs, and the relief package from December gave states the ability to wave over payments. So Bosley filed a bill earlier this month that would keep the state from collecting overpaid federal benefits for non fraud cases during times of crisis like the pandemic, asking people to pay back 1000 21,000 even $200 It's just too far and it's too much and now you're crushing their hopes that things will go back to normal and that they can rely on the government to help in step in when they needed. Alexa Tapia is with the workers rights think tank National employment Law project. Even states that she says have better systems are struggling to keep up with the influx of first time filers, new federal programs and overpayments. Like Missouri. Kentucky also has a state law requiring collection of overpaid benefits. Lawmakers and the governor's office are still working out how to grant waivers. But Tabby says most other states like Illinois and Colorado are already starting to forgive overpayments. She says. That's because there's no incentive to go after the money. It actually creates more work for the states to collect that money, And of course they do have that discretion to do so, but it would harm Their local economy is and their citizens so they should be trying to uplift at this time, and she says, overpayment bills disproportionately impact people of color, equity and economic recovery or reasons more states are forgiving overpayments. Happier worries that states like Missouri will spend more energy fighting
"21,000" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"News. This'd the Gators and Chad show happy with Yesterday. We went over. Some of the theories that the Cuban on people believe, which is really interesting, cause I got a phone call last night from from cue from giant blue, Avian bird people. They're like, Hey, Let's just calm it down a little bit, because we know where you and gay does live. And we may fly over their weak, weak nudge. Touch real quick Yesterday we're going to play you a piece of audio in four minutes. About the latest conspiracy from Q and on. You're not gonna believe it, But yesterday they thought what? Well, they won that we brought up the first and foremost, they thought that Anderson Cooper, CNN, CNN, Gloria Vanderbilts Child was very white, which was a Satan worshiping baby eating, blood drinking robot and the guy came on and apologize. Apologize for that. So in about four or five minutes, the next theory that they think it's unbelievable. Doesn't even touch the menu. The kids on the menu, okay? So that's coming up in a second. Let's keep coming. All right, so 21,000 in 39 minutes today. You know, we got to talk vaccine. That's what happened was a concert. Right? Maybe when you're a kid, like sold out two minutes, Boom, it's gone. Oh, my God. New appointments in Arizona 21,000 appointments 39 minutes earlier today, So what we wanted to know is did they revamped that awful website? The website where you know, it's like You know you got you go there. You type all your stuff in. It takes like five minutes to do that. You gotta put stuff from your medical card. You gotta do you know your phone number. You could do all that stuff and then you go to the next spot, and they says no appointments. They butch it you gotta start on the type everything again. Did it get better today We got an email from Ah Ah, fan to this show named Susie. I'm going to read it. Vaccine sign up this morning was perfect. You no longer have to re enter information. It gives you dates and times to choose from. And if the one you choose gets taken before it's confirmed, it gives you another time to choose. Once it is confirmed, they sent an email and you print that out to bring to your appointment. You'd probably doing your phone, too. Then, after the administer the vaccine, they will schedule your second dose right there. It was easy. Was able to make both mine and my husband's appointment 15 minutes apart. That's easy. Yeah. Now I've heard that it wasn't easy for everybody. No, but it seems the website. I don't know if it's been fixed. It's better. My point is Do C and Chris are listening. Finally, they're actually listening because It's been a mess to try and get an appointment. If you're 70 years old, and you know you're not really good on your phone and your computer. You're not getting an appointment. The beginning of this whole thing. It wasn't even mobile friendly. Couldn't do it on your phone. They got that fixed rather quick, but again to the day. The problem was again they built something. Antiquated on something that was very adequate. They just put a new cover on something that was already confusing. Even when they fixed it last week to make a little bit easier. It was still confusing. Just finding where you go to find any of this stuff out. It's a new design now s so they're doing a much better job. They just went they got, you know, Wordpress in a way they can't be that hard. All right. Is it perfect? No, but to 29,000 people. Excuse me, 21,000 people, right, 21. It worked. It worked. 39 minutes. They're full. They're ready to go. Sold out. That shows me. People want the vaccine. That's awesome. Tell you do which is still doing my thing Where you just went. We just got a block of those things and just Calling old people say we'll take you. It's 250 bucks we're going to take. You were gonna feed you lunch while you wait. We'll make sure you get to and from will watch. You got to come outside. Yeah, well, such a park bench. It'd be fantastic. Becky Lin is very happy with this. She told me this before the show fries will have covert 19 vaccine 50 stores Maricopa County, So what we're seeing now is progress. It's not there yet. But we've got state Farm stadium. That's a smooth operation right now. Wish we had more vaccine. We have a issues Phoenix Munich 500 doses a day. That's way too little. We need more vaccine vaccine. At the end of this vaccine vaccine vaccine fries is going to fry's food stores will be giving out covert 19 vaccines. Thank you. And you love this. You you don't you go to that little place and well, I don't know if they're gonna have they may have it at the pharmacy there, but they have a clinic inside a lot of fries. And, yeah, I have gone there to get the Kobe test. I took my mom there together, and it was so easy to make an appointment there and go in. And so, Yeah, I'm really happy. We have, like a safe way that has one of those you go inside. You get your get a test. It's easy. It's really quiet that never nobody ever utilizes it. And you could go in there and it's got they've got like a nurse practitioner. That's just Yeah, it is so simple to give people the shots of fried you might be able to get your groceries, grab a little vino and also get your vaccine. Can I booze while I get the vaccine for that, actually, do they? What are you looking at? May well, you're the only one in here. So this is what happens is fries figures out each week. How much allocation they're going to get for the next week, and then they build out appointments. All right, so we'll see if that works. But that's another good step. Is it too slow? Yes..
U.S. new COVID cases down 21% in past week, deaths fall from peak
"States reported a 21% drop in new cases of covert last week. As all but one state reported declines into effect infections and the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals also fell. The country reported 1.2 million new cases in the week ending January, 24th down from 1.5 million new cases in the previous week. It was the biggest decline in both a percentage and absolute basis in the past year. That means that it was all of Corona, right? Yeah, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports. New Hampshire was the only state where cases rose in California. Ah ha spot. Hospitals have been overwhelmed by the number of patients. New cases fell 32% in the past week. Deaths from the virus also fell 6.6% last week to about 21,000 across the country with Arizona, Alabama in New Mexico. Having the highest per capita death rates death throes in 17 out of the 50 states last week and are lagging indicator, meaning they can rise for weeks after cases and hospitalizations following and we were talking about that because it's going to the hospital. You can sit there and you could be in the hospital for 456 weeks. Yeah, uh, So the average number of covert 19 patients in hospitals fell 7.5% from the previous week. The biggest one drop one week dropped on a percentage basis since the week ending August 9th, according to Reuters, analysis.
State Capitals Strengthen Security Ahead Of Inauguration Day
"State are bracing for the pro trump protests in major cities across the country in sacramental NBC News is Jacob Board says It's quiet there, but Could be tense. We have 1000 National Guard personnel and California Highway Patrol on tactical alert mean they're working extended hours. The FBI has warned of possible armed protest in all 50 state capitals running through President elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. More than 21,000 National Guard troops are providing additional security in Washington, D. C. Now we know that number's up to 25,000 following the violent attack on the U. S. Capitol on January 6th.
"21,000" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"90 are brought this lesson. Security is beefed up around the nation's capital. Let's check in with newsman Griff Jenkins. That's right, and they are taking it seriously. In luck, Steve, you would have an easier time breaking into Fort Knox. I think thing getting in here without the proper identification because 21,000 National Guard troops from seven states You mentioned they've got the city locked down from the Capitol to the White House. Now the streets are blocked by guard trucks. Checkpoints manned with soldiers armed with rifles. This after vice President Pence received that security briefing at the White House, and he's sure the American people ahead of the inauguration. Our aim here the American people can be confident. Is that we're going to ensure We have a safe inauguration that President elect Joe Biden. Vice president elect Kamila Harris are sworn in as the new president and vice president of the United States. And here's part of that chilling threat assessment at the briefing that FBI director Christopher Wray offered We are seeing an extensive amount of concerning online chatter. I guess the best way I would describe it about a number of events surrounding the inauguration. Right now we're tracking calls for potential armed protest Ray also given update on the Capitol riot, 200,000 X had been identified by the FBI. So far more than 100 people arrested after more than 40,000 tips and work, learning more about those arrested to date, authorities of it said they have no indication of antifa involvement, but yesterday one has been linked to left wing activism. According to a complaint this man John Sullivan, who claims to document protests on social media, under the pseudonym Jaden X is heard here encouraging people storming the Capitol. We gotta burn that. Yeah. Oh, my God. We did way took this. Wow. Somebody gonna answer in this guy? The Horned helmet Dude, His name is Jacob Chancellor, a link to the right wing group. Cohen on the government says chances intent in his own words was to quote, capture and assassinate elected officials. When questioned about that statement, he specifically named vice president Pence, among others. Now the FBI still asking for more tips. 1 800 call FBI..
Washington, D.C. In Lockdown As Inauguration Approaches
"Days before the inauguration of a new president, the nation's capital is locked down really surreal. The 21,000 National Guard troops from seven states have this city locked it down from the Capitol to the White House streets I saw this morning have been blocked by guard trucks. There's checkpoints with soldiers armed with him for rifles boxes. Griff Jenkins, the FBI worried We're concerned about the potential for violence. Multiple protests and rallies plans here in DC and its state Capitol buildings around the country. In the days to come. FBI Director Christopher Race as they are monitoring online shatter about possible violence.
‘Be very vigilant’: Baker says highly infectious COVID-19 variant is likely already in Mass.
"Of covert first identified in the UK is most likely already here in Massachusetts. That's the word from Governor Baker today as the variant continues to spread, Um, WBC's James RoHaas the expense reports. accounts. New York is among the latest The states chips to identify if you will the new cove currently in 19 range variant between that was first 16,000 discovered in the UK and 21,000. governor. Baker says the CDC For individual determines lawmakers, where depending it's located. on where they live. So But if you he live and out in health Pittsfield care experts or in Massachusetts Springfield, are even operating you're going under toe the assumption be that up from it's or already and here. that will I mean, be there'd be no reason Um, not a do separate given rays the of 4.89%. contagious nature So of of if you could do the math, this this new new Barry. Barry. I'm not very He He good says. says. at math. Cobain Cobain But 19 19 16 was was already already grand contagious contagious goes up to whatever to to begin begin with, with, 17 but but 5 the the new new variant variant 80. is is considered considered So I mean, to to be be far far there's more more a contagious. contagious. lot of money we're talking about here. And And Yes, serious the original and it covert, would be wonderful which brings if they are him joined back together, to reiterating refused the importance it. of wearing But a mask, like you keeping said earlier a safe and donated distance from perhaps others you that happening. and staying I vigilance. really don't. Unfortunately, James I RoHaas really don't. WBZ You know when Boston's it's kind of sack, news there's radio. a lot of people Meanwhile, were waiting Mayor for their work Marty
"21,000" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"To 21,000 welcome back folks been a fast movie show like It always is, Steve, We have a good time with this. Absolutely. It's a blast going through at least five different financial termites and those are ones that you can exterminate. So, Steve, I want to talk way We're never going to reach all the stuff. I want to talk. I don't talk. We look at some of the emotions that exist in retirement. You know, you're gonna lose your savings. You don't want to lose your savings right before retirement. Are you taking too much risk? How do you know if you're taking too much risk if it's one person telling you over and over again. You're fine. Are you really fine? Sort of like the people that like to talk about really show that got promissory notes from the adviser and promissory notes, folks. If you have heard that term promissory notes or someone is talking to you about that, or shown you that where you just bought that You might. You needn't worry about real quick because I don't trust anything that this promissory note on it as a fiduciary. We've never offered that Never will, because we see right through that. It's fancy paper, but it's not promising anything. It's almost promised. And you never get your money back. Someone like you order owning a Enron's stock certificate. How good is that? Yeah, well, that's really the end on stock certificates worth the money in the bank on eBay, because everybody wants a copy of that. And so be very, very careful. But let's go through the seven steps to retirement security to the shore, and this also goes along with something that I put together called the 15 Minute retirement planner. When we're going to give people hold that, too, which is about 30 pages long but explain. Some things will go through that as we go through this and we call it the retirement curve, though, you know, what do you need for retirement? Where are you right now? For us. Where are you? Moneywise? And where are you? Age wise? And what do you need to do to get inside the curve? You want to be inside? Not outside. And unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who want to retire tomorrow. We hear that every day or yesterday, but they don't have enough money. Put aside. Tio retire in 10 years much west tomorrow. So how much money? I get this question all the time. How much money do I need to retire comfortably? Well, that that's a subjective and objective questions because it all depends on what you want to do in retirement. If your uncle Jed and you like to sit around, wiggling, then you're going to find wood in the night in a bitch. So, Steve, What do you envision retirement being for you? Well, I wantto know I've got kids. I got grandkids. I want to travel. I want to see them and I kind of want to just spend time with my wife. Well, we want to travel as well. Well, there's six big emotions that come across when people get the right plan and let me go through these emotions. See if they make sense to you feeling Encourage. Wouldn't it be great to feel encouraged about? Not only you're playing now, but your future? Well, that's yeah. How critical is that hopeful, hopeful that everything will work out. That's that's good. Hopeful is it could be both ways. I mean, you you get that promissory note that we talked about now you're hopefully you never get your money back. But hopeful about being able to see the grandkids travel down the world. Have grandkids coming. Do it. Whatever you want. Trusting now you really need to trust your advisor. And I know a lot of people listening right now are saying I don't know if we really trust what the plan our advisor has force. We're not really sure he's never really where she's never really shown us. What kind of income we could be guaranteed to get through out the life and they've never put together the growth Incoming protection plan for so and we call it the get plan GDP growth Incoming protection If you don't have that built in Certainty. Now, certainty. Steve is an emotion that a lot of people have not experienced And that is your certain things gonna work because it's guaranteed to writing and it's backed up by tremendous financial institutions. Now important with a certain retirement be to you. Well, it would be a very important top of the list would be vital. Win it Not being so if you have your money and going back to the the old days when you have these horse and buggies, so you have a big buggy. And you put it on a horse that looks like he's had better days, probably out of the right way to do it. What would you rather have the Budweiser quiets deals hooking up up? So that is a certain retirement? That's what people need to be careful about the engines that are powering their financial plans. Because a lot of times those engines can run out of fuel, and there's no fuel for all right. That's vey around a boat that happens. You call Sito Quit. There's no Cito on retirement, folks that you're not set up, right? That's now all those together those first four emotions weed to something we call confidence. Now, if you have everything put together, right? How confident could you be? Just be feeling really good all around, then to spin off emotion from that on one that everyone needs and we feel so good is security. Yes, And if you if you're on in the neighborhood and you see someone with a security system, don't they feel a bit more confident than someone who doesn't have a security system in your house is not a foolproof fail proof way because there's some really smart crooks these days, But But all this work together..
"21,000" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Do you? Well, I wouldn't say that when my social security kicks in. I was thinking maybe part time in the big box store. Been practicing. Welcome, ma'am. Have a nice day. Excuse me Gonna need to check that receipt. Of course, Your situation's not that bad, but you want to make sure your retirement is your reward for your hard work Call coach Pete in the team 888. No to 69 32 8870 to 69 32 or text Vegas to 21,000. That's Vegas to 21,000 way are back on America's 401 K Shell of Steve said. All of course, great Burying is here and America's wealth coach and best selling author is coach to repeat the Ruta coach. You know, this is this is America's for one case, so I thought we said delve into insurance. Steve for one day, right over one case I want I want to define a couple things 1st and 1st of all the defined benefit plan compared to the defined contribution plan. What's the difference? Well defined benefit plans when you can put money away today and the person who you're giving the money to and the plan administrator can tell you they'll define to what your exact benefit will be in the future. Okay, Okay. In effect, it's a time capsule. Look out. You put it in today and the future it comes out. Here's what it's going to be a new whatever like I I recommend defined benefit plans for like it. Income plan going to get a certain amount of money for the rest your life, and if that up properly, that's how you do it. And then if you set it up properly as well, your spouse could also get that benefit if you passed away too soon, that's a defined benefit plan. And and they're not offered that much by companies anymore. But a lot of folks don't realize you could get your very own personalized, defined benefit plan by going through a planner who can design it for you individually instead of depending on the company. I know. You know, I've talked with Greg. I've talked with Artie. I mean, these. You do that all the time with with folks. What a great opportunity you're saying. You know, I say, Well, what would you like in retirement? They want like, eso eso amount of money. That's a per year for month. That kind of thing. And then I say Well, based on what you have in a lump sum if we move half of that money for the month thumb into a time capsule count. You could do that. And they gave me a look of disbelief. Steve all the time. So what do I do with the other half? Will you leave the other half when we want where you can put that in there? Get me more income, right? So it's not about what do you have? Give it to me, and I put it all over here and then you'll get this. No. Will we try to Take his little is possible away from your market accounts and put it into the time Capsule Council give that income that not only keep you comfortable but lets you do what you want to do in retirement. Greg that's what in retirement is not just retiring and wiggling a stick. It's doing what you want to do when you want to do it, not having answered anybody or beg anybody in quality of life and by the way, I like that term, he said. Time capsule. It is. Whether song about time capsule seems like time, and we've got a new site, too. By the way, you're going to talk about financial pizza that financial pizza. We do four different shows every single weekend and which is four hours. Financial pizza is a way to hear the best of all those shows in 30 Minutes or West delivered right to your health. Financial pizza dot com Folks for extra pepperoni. That's so but Steve The defined contribution plan is like the current for one K plans. Everyone as they say, every year. How much do you want to put in each paycheck? You're defining your contribution. How much they're gonna contribution. Sounds like you're giving it away. You've given it to yourself. You're basically giving it to your future self and you hopefully leave it alone. So you fix yourself is happy. Not sad and mad at the present self with well, coach. I'll tell you the way that you described the defined benefit plans. I mean, we consider me Very few people get pensions anymore. I'm excited at the prospect of setting up my own Steve Western 5% of folks are offered a pension at a company these days. Try so 95% of you listening, Probably more than that. I don't know. I've never I don't see many pensions anymore. So most of you listening need to take the bull by the horns as we used to call it and at least admit that you need to depend on yourself when you get to retirement. Don't depend on anybody else. Take the money that you have to take a look at it. But tell me give us a call. Give a planner call and tell us what you want as faras the income every year for the rest of your life. When you reach retirement, we'll take a look with you will analyze where you are. Right now. We'll put together your own financial green friend and we'll tell you number one if it's possible and probable, and if you can have that growth that protection income Many of you listening, Believe it or not, we'll get a whole lot more than you ever thought. If you do the time Capsule account approach, and you do it defined benefit approach. Where you say Here's what I want. When I reached 65. I wanted every single year and I want to have it teach 1 21 and beyond. I never won't have to worry about outliving it. Is that possible, Coach Pete now say Well, based on what you have put aside right now, your lump sums in your For one case where it is, at least to say yes or no or yes, but not quite or no. But here's what you need to do. So I just said that the black and white I'd answer yes or no, I'll show you how to do it, and I'll show you what needs to be done to do it. If it's not going the right direction, Steve, the best time to find this out is yesterday or tomorrow. Not next month or next year..
"21,000" Discussed on KTOK
"It's been 21,000, Katie. Okay, and the Dr Lee Matthews. So did you watch any of the election returns last night, man? Oh, man. Stephanie Vice did pull it out. And she is now the official candidate to take on Kendra Horn in November, and she's joining us now on NewsRadio. 1000. Katie. Okay, Stephanie. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Lily feels great. I know. I know it does. And I know when you're in a situation like that, you got to be prepared for both. You got to be prepared for a disappointment. If it comes, you have to be prepared for a victory. If it comes and I was on pins and needles watching those results come in. That was a really close race, especially in the beginning there and we were all on wheels. Certainly I was thrilled with the margin of victory. The outcome, especially considering that the club for Growth Group Theory Journal, never Trumper organization. Been almost a million dollars total in the primary in this runoff election to try to defeat me and I just I want to thank Oklahoman for seeing through the rhetoric and the lives that they were spreading on DH, accusing the Republican nominee to take on her horn in November. Well, and I'm wondering it. Will they court you now with with this this new challenge, or are they just leave in town or what? Do you want to talk to him? I think they like the air leaving town but have taken them. I have no idea what their long term plan is. But certainly we have a lot of people that are interested in this race. As you probably know. This race has been deemed the top Republican take back opportunity in the country. Kendra Horn has been named the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, and so there are going to be a lot of outside forces that are going to want to play in this race on both sides of the aisle. So I think this is going to be a race that Oklahomans have never seen before. I think so is well And and Stephanie Vice is with us who won the runoff last night will go up against Kendra Horn. Let's talk about that for a moment. I mean, what? What? I don't I know you can't divide told some of your strategy. But what? What do you How do you plan to go after Kendra Horn in the seat? Well, I think there's you know, a couple of things first. Remember that Kendra won this feat by a very small margin in 2018 33 100 votes out of 240,000 CAF? And so we do expect high turnout for this general election in November because the president is on the ballot again. But it will be a all hands on deck effort to make sure that we Organize a grassroots game and ensure that we execute the plan that we will strategize and put in place Tio when this November 3rd election, and it is November 3rd, so there's not a lot of time to turn things around. I imagine you have to hit the ground running. Actually, yes. You know, we celebrated the victory last night and it is back to work today. Tio begin the game plan for our November 3rd win. That's the other disappointing thing about an election in this pandemic. Stephanie Bisou really couldn't have much of a party. Could you or watch party? Well, we did actually have a watch party. People were very I think, causes some more math. We had luck with he and sanitizer and we're trying to be thoughtful about it. But, you know, I think it's what's been difficulties. Really, You know, getting out engaging in the community. We have had the ability on great success with doing outdoor events where we've had some Breakfast at various parts across the city much through area on DH That's been successful field probably see a lot more of that. We also then Facebook town halls, hyun calls and certainly Kevin presents a little bit of a challenge..
"21,000" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"To 21,000 wear back on America's Fora. One case show on consumer advocate Steve said all of it in the studio, Of course, America's wealth coach best selling out their coach, Pete Dorota. Always fun to hang out with your coach. This is one of my favorite shows all week long. I do a bunch of him. You know if it truly is the number one chauffeur, may I have a lot of fun, Steve people comptel on just because we're joking around on the radio. I mean, we don't take our planning serious, but you have to have a release valve in life and in my release valve is coming on the radio, and we try to have fun, but we try to make some real information in there to again. It's impossible to give you the customized plan you deserve. To the airwaves, right. It's possible and probable if you come in and we sit down, and we discussed number one where you want to go in life, and then we look at where you are right now and have that really looks like a lot of times people. They've got financial stuff scattered all over the house in like different drawers or file cabinets gathered all up. Let's organize it and not put it in one of those three ring binders that is like the fancy little weather binders of people brag about you. Never look at that. Let's get it down to 123 page plan where you know exactly what's going on your portfolio. And exactly what you could expect. Steve not just 1 10 20 years in the retirement, but all the way through retirement. Let's put together a plan that has portfolio longevity, sustainable lifetime income and make sure your state's taken care of That's why we're here. Steve we That's why we assume it's a rival. What's here is because we don't want to worry when we retire, right. What about the other warriors? Don't even worry about retirement. We sure Don't 88 63 88 58 That's the number text for a one K to 21000 We kind of got through some quotes. I got one more for you. And this one is from a guy named Jonathan Clements. And you might not be familiar with him. But he's a guy that kind of nose. You know what? That's Adam on the show before, like, in 2009 or 10. He was in USA Today a lot, OK like I had him on. So you do know is you're all right. So here's his quote. Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest. Not so fully that you'll run out of money. Oh, God, Steve, this was years ago, I was in college and I went to Baghdad was still teaching at UNC Pembroke. Part time now university, North Carolina, but he was full time. Then he was giving a physics presentation in Vegas. No physics. What goes up must come down pretty much, but he took the family. And so he gave me and my brothers Bobby, Jeff, our own road. This is the best thing ever. Right with our own room Like I was a freshman in college. We had to go to Vegas for seven days. Long time in Vegas. Problem was well. Dad was leaving after three. So when Dad was here, all the meals were covered. You know all that kind of stuff, but assume his dad left. I lost all my money. So two days in Vegas with no money was no fun. Oh, God. No, I can't imagine that's why I try to tell people how important it is. We have a sustainable income plan that gives us a lifetime income. If you blow that if you go to Vegas and blow your monthly check this month, you don't worry because next month is going to another check coming. It was no other check coming from you when I was trapped in Vegas for two days with nothing to do, so that's why I'm really passionate about making sure people have the proper allocation between risk and safety and risk and income. A lot of people look at risk for safety, but we need to look at what kind of income we could get with the money we have at risk right now. And many of you listening. Have for one case most everybody has afford. Okay for three b t s P I R a Those are all retirement accounts. Steve, would you ever take money You're going to need for the rest of your life and put in a place that you could disappear. Give it a David Copperfield's used a Vegas thing. No, you would not, but but that's what happens when we don't pay attention or advisor who claims to be on our side. Isn't paying attention to what we want to do in life and the needs and wants we're gonna have and the market environment now. More importantly in the future, Steve What I've learned in 28 a half years in the financial world is what goes up. We'll come down go all around, and it's a lot of people get in when I should have got out and they get out when they should have got in, and they brag about their portfolio. But there's no real value to your portfolio until you have that translated into what kind of lifetime income you can get from a portion of that and again, breaking it up into little pieces and have little streams of income add up to gigantic oceans of income instead of having one big stream that could Drowning. You have a trout or some like that, right, so we don't need one stream. We did more than one Social Security's one that helps with the payments of stay in the living expenses, food expenses that thing, but we need more money. To do what we want to do, but we can't take too much risk and that's what I see way too much times. Jonathan Clements really great guy. Sure we'll get it kind of reminds me. I'm not sure who said this, but I read once where they said if it's not mathematical, not emotional and not repeatable might not be a good idea. You know, the best tragedy out there for a total retirement plan is having an advance and protect plan built in And that means your money grows and you don't give it back. It's not the ebb and flow that people are used to in the market. Now it's not for all your money, but it's for the money. You don't want to lose it once you gain it, because I've talked to people so many people over the years who had the likes different stocks will use example of Nortel, which was a big company here in tribal years ago and I talked. A lot of people used to come in with their were Nortel millionaires. And also, they weren't Yeah. I mean, I had one guy where you had always retirement money. Immortality probably wasn't alone. I've never said he was only when I saw 100% of his money in Nortel and the Nortel kept going down. It was almost $100 a share when I talked to him, which you know he was a big big millionaire, right? Then it went down the last time I remember having a conversation with him because he didn't do what I advise him to do. Unfortunately, and he kept all his money. Nor tell Norton was that $2 this year, but he still would have had, like a couple 100,000. At least he didn't do that. He didn't He didn't liquidate them because he kept being told Which happened till it happens to a lot of people kept being told that have come back. It's just a paper loss and short term volatility. No, that was a long term retirement. He put in danger and I really have no idea what happened to. I don't remember his name. Steve is a long time ago, but but it's just the fact where we can't have all our eggs in one basket. And when we have a game, when would be great to lock that gain in and not give it back? Yeah, that's the beauty of the love a real plan and working with a real team that understands We're not just here for getting you to retirement..
"21,000" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To 21,000 Welcome back financial safaris the show and we're back in the studio. I'm consumer advocate Day Perkins, along with Coach Pete's local trusted advisor in Vegas. That is Dan Murphy, who's well strategist and ready to talk to you about growth and income in retirement and protection as well. And, of course, social Security is a big part of her time, and certainly not the end. All be all eyes will learn in this segment, but it's a big part of it. And and there are a lot of misconceptions. Sion's out there about Social security. And that's why you put together now some social security myths that you're going to bust. We're gonna focus on Social security on this one, and the 1st 1 is Social Security will cover my income needs. I'm covered with Social security. That's a myth, right? It is a myth. I always can't joke around with people and say weekend we can hope in one hand and and look at the other. You know that's empty, and I heard that a different way. By the way, way, we'll, You know, I'll make sure you clean it up radio exact It is. It's one of those things where we hope it will. But we really like to take hope out of our equation when we meet with clients and have conversations about their retirement, because that's a definite thing, And we know that we're going to be in retirement. And how can we have some income and What does so just, you know, Security look like So, Yeah, One of the biggest misses that it's going to be enough money and so having a really solid understanding of what that dollar amount is, and more importantly, having that put into your plan so that we know the other things that are going to help support that dollar amount. Again isn't going to get us from point A to point B. It's so much good stuff you've got here about Social Security. Let's move on to myth, too. It's better to take Social Security benefits early. That depends on the person, doesn't it? It does. You know one of the things I've heard before I I literally had a client Come in. It was a couple years now that it happened, But his name was Chuck actually, and he came in and he said, You know, my mechanic. I was talking to him, and he said that you need to take Social security immediately, And I said Okay, I said, I hear you. But help me understand how you've come to that conclusion, he said. Well, you know, that's what my mechanic did, and you know, that's what he said was the best thing to do. And it's interesting that you're taking financial advice of when to take your social security from your mechanic. I mean, it almost be like me telling you when you know when to change your car. Berate. You should have said Let me open the hood. Let me take a crack at that differential there, right? I mean, the the obvious lesson here is that again. It's somewhat different for everybody. And when we need, you know the money versus when we don't need it. And what our longevity is means somebody that might have a history of, you know, hard conditions, and they don't really think that they're going to be around in there. You know, made the lateseventies then. Yeah, definitely might, you know, makes sense to take Earlier than later. But the reality is is that again, You want to run a report and you want a real clear understanding of when you should take it based on what your overall goals and plans are, because if you're going to continue to work that plays a huge portion, or a huge role in that decision of of when you want to take it and the dollar amount that you're going to be able to receive and Maybe you're short. Maybe you have enough. Those all really play a huge role in tow when we physically want actually take Social security. So some important things. It really is busting miss on Social Security With Dan Murphy. Next one, I will receive my full Social security benefit at 65. Well, I'm gonna need to see your driver's license. We need to check when you were born on that one. We do for sure. Yeah, And this is something that a lot of people still get confused of. And I I do remember even being a kid. I'll never forget. My grandpa became eligible for Social Security. And so you know, you have this 65 number in your head, and obviously before then it was even earlier. That number just continues to creep up. And I think as time progresses based on again, not to get political, but how much money are country spending and everything else and how in Involve the Social Security trust and everything else is at this point. We're probably going to continue to increase that age. By the time I'm ready for Social Security, I might not have an option to be able to declare it between 62 70. I might only be able to take it at 70 days. I mean, Royals Yeah, but there's ah, You know, this is really important. Understand? So right now, the way it sits is 62 is the earliest that we can take it right now. We can deferred all the way out to age 70 And then there's time periods of dollar amounts. That would be different if we took it early were essentially taking a little bit of a hit as much as 25% s. Oh, really understanding when to take it and what the consequences are for taking it early would be a really big deal again. I mean, did the real numbers as faras the age and stuff if you were born before 1937 Not to too many people are still around. But born before 1937 you know your actual age would have been 65. But again it's creeped up in majority of us Now we're going to be at age 67 majority of the people that are coming into our offices at this stage to file are going to be between, you know, somewhere in that 66 to 67 year old range climate 67 but I just sure hope that's locked in and they don't pull a fast one on me and move it up. I know what that well, you know, I mean, you definitely bring up an interesting point that those two Davis again based on how that fund you know, sometimes people come in, and they're concerned that the benefit wouldn't be there. I wouldn't go so far to think that that's going to be a situation. But it definitely might be something where your benefit might have to lessen a little bit, depending on what Congress does down the road or how they might change Social Security, So I don't think it's an issue that well, so security will never be there for you. But We definitely encourage our clients to not necessarily rely on the full dollar amount that they're getting, because who knows what's gonna happen on the road, right? You're right. You're right. I mean, that's why it's certainly it would be an invaluable use of your time to sit down with Dan and coach Pete and the team and schedule that consultation. You could do that, but simply by calling 88870 to 88 98 888702 88 98. You can also text Vegas to 21,000 That's Vegas 2 to 1000 The next Social Security myth. I have to go to a Social Security office to apply. I don't know what choice. I've got to go there. Stand in line. Not today. Let me tell you that's like that's that's almost worse than going to the post office exactly or the D. M v E or the B. That's even a better example. Right here in Vegas. That's really bad. I'm not sure North Carolina but it is that he's here. You, actually Yeah. I mean, you have a special number and they call your number and you're waiting forever. Always a fun thing. It works the same way with the Social Security Administration office and you don't need to get back to your question, Dave. You could simply go to ST DOT Gov..
"21,000" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"888910 16 98 or text breeze to 21,000 That's breeze to 21,000. were back on America's Fora. One case show and consumer advocate, Steve said all coach Pete's here Marty Hensley's here and so we're going to get back to that list that we started the show with. How about it think it sounds good? All right. So what was then The list that we're talking about? If you just tuned in is a list of things that are going away, probably going away as a result of the Pandemic. The covert 19 and so one on the list on this one kind of surprises me of sort of, but it's ink signatures, actually signing something a lot more doctor signs lately. Yeah, You guys do that, right? Yeah. Yeah. Fuck her up in our conference room. We've got a big lord huge bucket of coach P pins. And it has, like red and green. The other like old big ones were presidents. Four different love that water, good stuff that we give away to our to our listeners. This stuff that I like to you. We have all these different colors and we tell the client we tell the listener or or client. There's media signatures. They take the pin with you. You know, we're trying to keep everything sanitized. So it's the inverse of banks because banks usually have that string tied to the cheap, little 25 cent big But who wants that anyway? Right money Once they tell me a secret bank one time, he said, Well before they started tying the string We'll put the pens out without caps on him because he wants to take a pen without a cap, because it would get all over the place. I think so. That was good. But then people said they start bringing home caps, I guess and stealing the they started captain things and they stole the bend. So now they have the string, but we give you the pen. You can have it with you, Fareed. The Pakistan is very convenient. Just make sure it is. You're expecting it from someone. It's not some Mischievous person getting you two doctors on your bank account over there is also a way for you to send documents. I've talked to a firm that does design a very special program to attorneys right now. It's called V Testify, and virtually you, Khun testify like depositions, and even they're gonna maybe go into court cases. From your own computer. Instead of having like travel somewhere, go to courthouse isn't all that so if you're an attorney, you want to find out it's I think it's vey testified dot com makes a lot of sense a whole lot better than using some of those free programs out there that are bouncing to China before they bounced anywhere else. But V testify had one further thing, Stephen that this is way it'd remind me what you said. There is. You can also send documents through it that are totally secure and what I liked about it. So let's say you've seen the Perry Mason kind of things where you He surprised somebody with a document right during the case, right? Well, what? What A lot of people are doing now that attorneys when they're having depositions is they have to send the documents ahead of time to the people and then to get him on the phone or they do a zone where whatever there's like that already sent it through the Internet unprotected, which is very dangerous. Well, if you want to surprise somebody with a document when you're in a middle of a question what you do is ah, You're in a bit of like question Number six. I'm just going to send you a document right now. I want you to answer about. It's a boom. You sent it. It's right there and you can see the look on the person's face when they see the documents, you know, gotta surprise them. Sometimes you doing these depositions? That's when they're trying to trap you. Absolute. So you can leave if you want. If you like that be testifying makes a lot of sense. Right. So like us, you can call us 888702 88 98. Again. 88 7028898 Or you can simply text the word Vegas to 21,000. That's Vegas 2 to 10001 That don't like us. You can call us too, and tell us why you don't like us that my feelings will be hurt for, like, two minutes. I'm sure you're pretty fixing Give you do take. I mean, I like any kind of Instructive, hate saying constructive criticism. Constructive advice? Sure, I'm always willing to take that we've been doing. We've been doing radio here on for 16 years, so We must be doing something right? Yes, indeed will like it And you know it is hard to come up with new things to talk about every week. But I like the fact that you always you always have something good, and I love this list. You're doing what's expected of this's another one, too fast food workers going away and I'm In fact, I just run a story this week about they've actually got one operating in China. Completely done by robots. It's like an assembly line. 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