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"a month half ago" Discussed on Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous
"Today in the podcast shooting rifles running with backpacks in the middle of the night Half ago you might like it. Go for meeting with somebody. He thinks a bit scary ago. Leaving your job that you've been in for twenty five years. Seems like a big deal ago. Yelm might just like it. Yes today was stood at the sink as she will. Sometimes you find yourself. And i thought about what sort of mood hours in thinking. I feel very calm. That's really nice. A year ago. I might not have felt his com. A couple of years ago. I definitely didn't feel this calm. Isn't that great. And i sort of noticed middle. Actually my head about the things that had changed for me over the last year. The list involved things like well. I'm meditating. I didn't think i'd ever meditate in my life. I don dapple palatis. Doing palatis never done that before. And now hang out on zoom call once a week for now doing some amazing things with belly any effort. That's what i like about. Pilates really liked it almost eating healthily and just trying to take more care of myself. Oh yes the big one definitely not doing as much of drinking alcohol so the booze wasn't working for me anymore really ask something had to give and so. I stopped drinking as much. I have one drink a week on one of the nights a week and that is fantastic. Now if you had presented all of those things to me a year ago when this is what you're going to be like left in your face and said no no no but we've got a phrase all house which has become so ingrained in how we do things that were always up to have a go with something always have a go and it comes largely from and it's been such a useful phrase. I want to share it with you. It comes from my husband's boarding school days. Now my husband when you meet him if you ever meet him when you when you meet him next week you won't instantly think oh. Yeah boarding school. He's not porsche and he told me this story about this. Particular instructor lay had do army stuff once a week. They got to hang out with major. Cobb who is who was the army cadet commanding officer and it was major cops pep talks which have now lived on in our household owned it was all about shooting rifles going on skirmishes running with backpacks in the middle of the night doing orienteering. A lot of the stuff that my husband really doesn't like the involves getting cold and getting wet. I mean who does that kind of thing while some people do but anyway but may jakob realize that. These fourteen year old lads perhaps could easily reject this thrilling hoppy of running around with rifles and whatnot and so his pep talk. She's to involve him saying have ago. You might like it have ago. You might like it now. Major cop sounds like he might have been potientially so have ago. You might like it so yes you might not fancy running around fields with about pecan feeling a bit hungry have ago you might like it. You might not like the idea of not drinking for the rest of your life or even next month half ago you might like it and so. This phrase was very popular in our house when the girls were growing up Because obviously when you're a kid you try new stuff it trying to be brave. Maybe about certain things Swimming a full length on your own jumping doing a dive in Going for a long walk that your parents are drinking you on the phrase half ago you might like it sort of got rolling their eyes because we said it so much but it really stinks. It's a really nice light touch way of saying half ago you don't have to commit to it forever and ever just test yourself out. How little experiment to see what you are reacting to him. Which bit of it you might like. And i think this is valuable you know. We have so many challenges. You know things that we want to do that. We held ourselves back on. Because we're frightened. We say women might like it. Like going abroad. Might not like it. Go to a big gathering whether lots of people after a pandemic. I might not like it. There's no reason why shouldn't go. But i've just got some fears anxieties around things have ago. You might like it. Yeah so this many things reply leaving your job that you've been in for twenty five years to set upon your own set up your in business half ago you might like it. Seems like a big deal but have ago. You might just like it. Go for a meeting with somebody. He thinks a bit scary half ago he might like it. You might come away thinking you've learned something and therefore it's been a been a positive about pushing yourself isn't it so let's salute may jakob for his valuable input on chivvy ing us along in our lives. Hopefully you did you know an award-winning motivational speaker. And author to find out how i could speak at your event anywhere in the world by the virtually or in person just google penny haslem and why not connect with me on twitter and linked in. Thanks for listening..
"a month half ago" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"And you wanna know one thing. I don't understand man answer on me. Why is it that the housing market here is so expensive. Compared to somewhere like houston orlando like a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar house. Here is like fifty thousand in atlanta is crazy. You know you're right though man. I can't really gays like the perfect answer. That i mean like like i know like besides cost of living obviously you. Upstate is different in different areas for jobs in northern southern without. But i think like i think like besides california like a couple of the state's highest was in terms of pay her acres where land up here compared to everywhere else especially in the southern states man and his life money. Don't go nowhere near as far as do not sell like you down here somewhere like you know how like if you go to like mexico or something like that. He got twenty five thousand. Five hundred thousand euros. Eight is treated like a king built the little minia mini-fortress right nearby. We got great sweetie. Whatever you want twenty-five thousand because it's it's it's going to play that lose. Money is going to work for you now. I want to say if the two sides talking about money man. Because i was i was looking at some of stock related. Or whatever man you know. I bought a little bit of bitcoin without bitcoin itself but i bought like a crypto crypto currency. Whatever in the script a couple of months half ago it was. It was on upswing. What i'm saying mostly on the downswing. Whatever you it's pretty much all right now which is the perfect time to buy. But i didn't tell that story to say there's something moving in the universe in terms of money right now because there's a lot of big players cashing in a lot of chips would a lot of their of their Their businesses in their projects like oversold sold her stake. Own sixty million or something like that. Give or take you know. We'll wayne sold the masters nikki. Benagiano drake hundred meal is a lot of people on that. Got the money. That's that's basically cashing in their because it has to be a storm bruins. When next year at times the finances you know what it is but stocks have been dropping like crazy. It's something in play right now. you'll be so so the piggyback off their real quick berle reason why they doing it is because you know the taxes especially for they they tax bracket is supposed to go up. So it's smarter for them is smarter for them sale now and get they money versus in four years. They probably not even going to make a profit.
"a month half ago" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Think. One other thing I want to get to get get get get you guys on is what do you think's GonNa happen with individual players now and the reason I ask is one thing I'd sort of heard at You know I'd say like a month a month half ago. I started asking around with some of the guys who work in college scouting. Do you think? There's going to be an exodus of players and like we're GONNA get whatever a few dozen star players leaving now we've got a few right like Mike Parsons and. And Kayla Farley from Virginia Tech and Greg Russo from Miami and and Rondell more from produce we've had a few but one of the things that I thought was interesting. That was really common that I heard from a lot of these guys who you know I was asking do you think you'll see this was? They'll probably go back as long as they have something to play for right like they'll probably go back if there's a real college football playoff if there's a national championship to play for it, they'll probably go back if there is that. Now. That things have sort of become bastardized a little bit and like pat like we could have like two separate seasons could have theoretically the big ten in the pack twelve going in January or in the spring and then be sec the ACC and the big twelve going in the fall. Do you guys foresee any more players opting out now? Because again, the season's going to might look a little sideways. Sure. Yeah. I think there'll be more guys that do I think as you mentioned, there's several that have already done. So but I think some more just kind of holding. Their cards to see exactly what it looks like, and then do they even have to make a decision I mean I'm sure a lot of guys would just as soon. Let the the course of the conference decision be their decision so they don't have to be the one that steps out says Hell No, I'm not playing. It's like well, I couldn't have played anyway because we don't have a season because you know we don't have the conference decided now So but the longer we go if we're going to get to kick off yeah, I think we will see more players. Dropout and. Think anybody blames them even a little bit. You know very personal decision and a lot of them have big things on their mind professionally after this so I I would be surprised if there's not. Many more changes I would think. Me Think Ross. Yeah Yeah I mean same thing I. I would think we're going to have a more domino's I'll stop keeping track at a file keeping it up album it was like up to. Like twenty, five, power, five players in. You know probably I guess many five, seven of them were drafted draftable maybe a little more So I I don't know what it's up to now it's probably well over forty or fifty I I gotta go. There is a friend of mine is keeping track of they're GONNA go check it out but I was in a phone with somebody from Lsu, who, of course, the hunt where Jomar chase plays and I was like, what? What is your June because his dad had come out and said he played no matter what in Just. Even even a personal works at Lsu call. What are they thinking like what is he doing i? Mean if he was to get the hell out of here man is so it's funny to sit a person from the school you know is is saying that there's any interruption or delays things started getting bad during the season. If we do get to a false season, you can bet like someone Jomar, they're gonNA go midseason they're going to go get it was interesting because like I looked at so I kind of did the two thousand, nineteen draft, right? So I looked at it and I was like, okay. So I'm going to kind of rewind it a year and would these guys have gone as high as they did right and so Joe Boroughs obviously outlined Joe Borough benefited huge from coming back and having that extra year but then you go down the list chase. Yang. We Knew Jeff Okuda we knew Andrew Thomas we knew to we knew Justin Herbert we knew Derek Brown we knew Zeta Simmons we knew and so you kind of keep going down the list. Feels to me guys. I'd like your perspective on this because you guys covered day to day. It feels like what the real now later on in the draft that some different but it does feel like they're a good amount of kids where like I think we know what they are and they could probably walk away and be. Okay. Yeah Nogami Jamaa EPSOM PNAIES Sewell. At Oregon certainly. There's plenty of of the high end draft picks that You know occasionally obviously the job rose don't happen very often. Now you can have some people that could go maybe from third round grade to a first-round grade or something like that or a five to a to, but you don't often go from the fifth the fifth round pick to the number one overall pick. So I think I. Think for the most part I. Mean. And I. Imagine agents are probably telling the top guys say, yes, you're fine. You know or even the even that kind of second layer guys you're going to be okay. You don't have to play if you want to be okay but don't feel compelled to help yourself out. I just wonder if there's going to be a long reaching impact to Ross 'cause Christian McCaffrey open that door, right? I mean, he opened that door for everybody, skip their bowl game, and now the sun because guys had cover they went and did it right like so like if this works out if you have. Say Fifteen twenty guys. The first round that didn't play this year and they're just fine. You wonder if that started become an option and that's good for nobody. So maybe then the NFL's got to reevaluate the three year rule is not really good for the kid to sit out a year. Right? He's only doing it to protect themselves not good for the school as not good for the NFL either that's not good that that you know they're bringing in guys who haven't played football ear. Yeah. The three year rule I, think I. You know you and you might know more than me, but it just seems like. People in College in college seeing that are not getting on board with the eliminate the three year role in a lot of it's coming from in I l you know able in especially coaches like, oh, they want money they can just leave right now. That's fine. We'll just deal with it mean really that's I mean America is was to have a little more freedom open market stuff like just they wanna go just let them go I was talking to a a senator about NFL in it's one of the he was a little bit knowledgeable unlike most of them a little bit knowledgeable about couch foresees why can't they? They should be able to go like they should be freshman we gotTA. Go a high school senior should be able to go and I, remember Coverdale Shoe back in thirteen ninety in I as less miles like where would Leonard Fournette at high school because I mean high school? I. Saw spy actually happen to see him play in high school on my advice of Kevin, faulk Kevin. I was down in New Orleans for a game and Texaco, sometimes I like to go to a high school game just to see what it's like and areas where when I'm at a game somewhere. So I texted Kevin Faulk and I had no idea what seen Augustine was and he said, go check out this kid Leonard Fournette, he was a junior in high school at the time. And I swear to. God. He was thirty years old..
"a month half ago" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Dr Dre, Man. I love that song. All right. Sam is joining our glamping conversation. Let's see what Sam knows about Glamping. I, Sam. Good morning. I have not personally gone Glamping, but our daughter and family needed to get out of Chicago between the virus and the rioters about a month. Half ago, and they headed out west and they did stay in the PP. The pictures from the outside were great. They said. There was a bad for the two adults to sleep in. And the two girls aged steak in 10 sleeping banks. So does it have, like a like a rug floor? What's the floor of this thing? You know what? I have not seen pictures to see it. But the pictures at night were so cool. There were three Teepees and the pictures at night all lit up, and then it was really cool. So and then, And then they went another night to a place where it had that you could see out watching the stars at night. Are you Laid inside the well, like know what did they do for like food and stuff that they have to make it that they have to, like, Make a bonfire and cooked over there owns a doll. There was no bad fire inside the teepee. And yeah, they either cook today. You know that food because they brought camping gear along, But they just kind of picked up and left in about two or three days and just took their chances and headed left for a week. And they had they love. Where was that at? Did they say where it was that? You know what? I am not sure you're going to heaven. Gotten all the detailed information since they return all I know that, the girl said the best time the whole trip was all the animals. They got the that's that's the thing. Thanks for the call Sam Appreciate Sam Wing with the TP thing. I didn't even know that was a thing. I definitely didn't know That was a thing. I'm there's this one that I'm looking at. Right now. It's called bison Peak logic there under construction, so it's not available, but they at least have pictures and they get a price range and They're not. They're not bad. It's like if you want like one of the more rudimentary two TPS. It's like $79 a night. But like Sam said, you're doing everything else yourself. Here's my problem. My wife is not going to sleep in a teepee. That's not going to be something she's going to sign up. I know I liked her. I'm not in the tree House thing looks interesting is it's It's tricked out. Yeah, the treehouse and it's you. You can get there through zip line or they have, like a suspension bridges and things like that that you can get through. That would be so I think, Wow, like waking up in a big tree house, like that would be kind of cool. How about this definition from the 26 to Stephen? Karen? My definition of camping is spending a lot of money to act poor as exactly what I'm telling you. I love you exactly what I tell you. Why are you going someplace But these are different. This is different than camping. And I understand people that are committed to our Wien. I totally get it. It's just not my thing I need I if I'm going to go on vacation and sounds so bourgeois, But why should it be any different than a regular life away in the bathroom thing? I'm with you, Carol. Need my bathroom. My coffee in my bed. Yeah, I mean, and you know, in those RVs like the bathroom in the shower are the same or then you've got to go Unhook atopic. Find a campsite. You gotta hook it up so you can come to the takes and ah, this This is crazy to me, too, 62 on the active Morgan's talking sex line. I currently live. I hope I got this right on a four travel motorcoach, 40 foot diesel pusher, 194 gallon fuel tank six miles to the gallon toy or not. The price for $120,000 brand new Holy crap. You could build a hell of a house for for $20,000. Did they give a reason as to why they decided to do it this way, Or is it just the fact that you can pick up and go wherever you I understand that to a lot of people have that wanderlust where they can. Just if they're retired. They could just pick up and move. But how one. It's six miles to the gallon. Let's see what is that? Well, I just have 194 gallon fuel tank that goes pretty far. But Now, while that is that seems Well in right now, with the price of gas, you know, we're kind of bottoming out, So maybe it is a good time to try it, but I'm not. Listen, I'm not cooking. I am not cleaning up. I'm not making the bed. I don't want to do any of that. So if it was a tree house, fancy treehouse where they delivered the food in that something you would do with a bathroom. Yes, With that. There's a band right? That's well, Yeah, Hopefully I'm not hanging from a hammock by one of the branches of the tree house thing. I'm going to actually check that out. Now. Here's one fancy RV sales. Both buses and big Tobel is usually the big pickup have exploded. This year's families look for ways to travel together. Hang out in return. I get that That's its big well, and it's It's once again like we've talked about with this whole Koven thing. How you have two more. If you're thinking into something, maybe wouldn't be comfortable for you in the past, but you want to. You want to do something because everything's shut down. Look what they just shut down Noah's Ark again. You can't go over there. I don't buy that the day before a close. It was not as crowded as usual. But the kids were still screaming like maniacs. I didn't understand them opening that in the first place, But anyhow, that whole broader causal another thing here, somebody says, Check out Eden Wood in what's home, a Wisconsin glamping tents. Clamping turn so eternally Blood Eden. We'll check it out. Break back to Steven Caroline Wdm thiss.
"a month half ago" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"It to you. Stephen Carol on W T. M. J. Dr Dre, Man. I love that song. All right. Sam is joining our glamping conversation. Let's see what Sam knows about Glamping, not Sam. Good morning. I have not personally gone Glamping, but our daughter in family needed to get out of Chicago between the virus and the rioters about a month. Half ago, and they headed out West and they did stay in the PP. The pictures from the outside were great. They said. There was a bad for the two adults to sleep in. And the two girls aged 8 10 sleeping bags, so it doesn't have, like a like a rug floor. What's the floor of this thing? You know what? I have not seen pictures to see it. Look, the pictures at night were so cool. There were three Teepees and the pictures at night all lit up and there it was really cool. So and then, And then they went another night to a place where they had that you could see out much stars at night. Are you laid inside the well, like, know what did they do for like food and stuff that they have to make it that they have to, like, Make a bonfire and cooked over there owns a doll. There was no bad wiring. White teepee and, Yeah, they either cook today yet I got food because they brought camping gear along, but they just kind of picked up and left in about two or three days and just took chances. And headed West for a week. And they had they love. Where was that out? Did they say where it was that? You know what? I am not sure I knew you were gonna ask me that. I haven't gotten all the detailed information since they return. All I know that, the girl said the best part of the whole trip was all the animals they got. Well, that's that's a thing. Thanks for the call. Se Appreciate Sam Wing with the TP thing I didn't even know that was a thing. I definitely didn't know That was a thing. I'm there's this one that I'm looking at. Right now. It's called Bison Peak lodges there under construction, so it's not available, but they at least have pictures and they get a price range. They're not. They're not bad. It's like if you want like one of the more rudimentary toe TPS. It's like $79 a night. But like Sam said, you're doing everything else yourself. Here's my problem. My wife is not going to sleep in a teepee. That's not going to be something she's going to sign up for. I know I liked her. I'm not in that treehouse thing looks interesting cause it's it's tricked out. Yeah, the treehouse and it's you. You can get there through zip line or they have, like a suspension bridges and things like that that you can get through. That would be so I think while like waking up in a big tree house like that would be kind of cool. How about this definition from the 262? Stephen Karen. My definition of camping is spending a lot of money to act for. That's exactly what I'm telling you. I love you exactly what I tell you. Why are you going someplace But these are different. This is different than camping. And I understand people that are committed to our Wien. I totally get it. It's just not my thing I need I if I'm going to go on vacation and sound so bourgeois, But why should it be any different than a regular life waiting in the bathroom thing? I'm with you, Carol. Need my bathroom. My coffee in my bed. Yeah, I mean, and you know, in those RVs, like the bathroom in the shower are the same or then you've got to go and hook it up. Find a campsite. You gotta hook it up so you can have to the takes and ah, this This is crazy to me, too, 62 on the active Morgan's talking Tex line. I currently live. I hope I got this right on a four travel motorcoach, 40 foot diesel pusher, 194 gown fuel tank six miles to the gallon toy or not. Price, $420,000 Brand new Holy crap. You could build a hell of a house for $420,000. Did they give a reason as to why they decided to do it this way, Or is it just the fact that you can pick up in gold wherever you I understand that to a lot of people have that wanderlust where they can. Just if they're retired. They could just pick up and move. But how one. It's six miles to the gallon. Let's see what is that? Well, I guess 194 gallon fuel tank goes pretty far. But How loud that is. That seems Well, and right now, with the price of gas, you know, we're kind of bottoming out. So maybe it is a good time to try it. But I'm I'm not. Listen, I'm not cooking. I am not cleaning up. I'm not making the bed. I don't want to do any of that. So if it was a tree house, fancy treehouse where they delivered the food in that something you would do with a bathroom. Yes, With that. There is a band bench, right? That's well, Yeah, Hopefully I'm not hanging from a hammock by one of the branches of the tree house thing. I'm going to actually check that out. Now. Here's one fancy RV sales. Both buses and big Tobel is usually the big pickup have explored this year's families look for ways to travel together. Hang out in return. I get that That's its big well, and it's It's once again like we've talked about with this whole co Vered thing. How you have two more. If you're thinking into something maybe wouldn't be comfortable for you in the past, but you want to. You want to do something because everything's shut down. Look, they just shut down Noah's Ark again. You can't go over there. I drove by there the day before close. It was not as crowded as usual, but the kids were still screaming like maniacs. I didn't understand them opening that in the first place, But anyhow, that's that's a whole broader, has a whole another thing. You hear somebody says, Check out Eden Wood, and what's home? A Wisconsin glamping tents. Clamping turn so eagerly blood even when we'll check it out. Quick, break back to Steven. Caroline. Don't go anywhere. Stephen Carol.
How did Canada and China end up here? How does it end?
"Fess is one of those stories that starts with a news event, the makes bold headline in Asia, and the US falling sharply on news, that top Chinese executive has been arrested in canon, while we see a mum long show. Appearing today in VC supreme court she since been released on ten million dollar bail, awaiting possible, extradition to the US move. She's about to fight from there. The narrative splits into stories about retaliation stories about political posturing trade, stories and business stories and technology stories most of these items are small enough that unless you're really paying attention. You might not notice them, but they are all part of the same big story and that story is still unfolding even when it's not dominating headless yesterday. The president signed an executive order effectively banning US telecom companies from using wall, way technology for five G. This is the next Canada updating its. Travel advisory for China, telling Canadians to exercise, a high degree of caution in China Canada's rocky relationship with China hit another bump today. Beijing has now blocked canola imports from a second Canadian producer Tara over alleged contamination by pests is it an show them? One day you look up your country is four months out from an important election and finds itself. Caught directly between two superpowers with no easy way. So what happens now how did Canada and China's relationship end up here? Can the liberals really soften their talk and deescalate tensions in the middle of an election? And if they do that, and Donald Trump doesn't like it. What happens then? I'm Jordan heath rulings? And this is a big story about a rock and hard place and us David Maas crop is one of our favorite. Geopolitical analysts is a political scientist, and he is the author of too dumb, for democracy. Let's start with the really basic simple stuff. How is Canada's relationship with China right now? It's pretty awful unless something changed in the last couple of hours. And I don't think it has it is that one of the lower point the being out in years, when I was doing my masters I became deeply interested in international relations and China and took a course on China studied, I are SETI, global international local economy. And so that was that's the baseline that I'm going from from my head. I doubt for a couple of years, I was expecting to China and I didn't. But then in the last year or so I doubt back in, especially the last six months, and there's been a notable decline since Canada arrested. Among one Joe on request of the Americans would like her extradited to the US where she's indicted on a couple of dozen or so charges. Of working with a Ron, which is under American sanctions. And that was really the sort of opening salvo in deteriorating deteriorating relationship between Kennedy and China and that sort of decline has been marked by obviously the arrest, but Dan, China, banning Canadian, canola imports arresting to Canadian nationals, Michael covert. Michael Foulon sentencing to Canadians to death on drug charges and Canada, considering banning while way for five technology which the Americans would very much like us to do. So there's you can see from bats quick rundown at the last several months half year or so a growing tension. But, but fundamental rift surrounding largely long-term geopolitical interests. Explain for me if you can how Weiwei is tied to the Chinese government, because I. Here in the west in the, the coverage that we get it almost seems like an arm of the government. And, and I don't understand that. So well, I don't think it is. I mean, I'm not a China expert. I'm a. A writer observer scientists democracy interested in this. And so something I track across several different types of reporting. So it's interesting to see how different countries report on it. How international media reports on it? But also have business media reports on that versus political media. And one of the things you see is that there is some doubt to the rich while as connected to the Chinese government. And as one observer point of there's no smoking gun. But the concern is that either now or at some point while technology could be used in at least one of two ways to undermine geopolitical interests, including economic interests in corporate interests. And one is through the Chinese government, requesting data from the company extra-territorially and a company to comply. So one is they show up. China's government says, look, this is the rules, give us the data and they had no choice. It's a little bit of Kim to the US Patriot Act. And if. You've got stuff. But that's that's a domestic thing. So if you're a Canadian that uses g mail on your stuff is stored on American servers, the government, the US government can access that stuff under the Patriot Act, right? This is one of the concerns with using American service in American technology. It's a bit like that. So it's not like this is just the China issue in their, their concerns with the United States from since as well. So that's one of the Chinese government will be able to request that information. And from what I've read that is generally probably true. The government asked for it while we would have to provide the other is that why would actually build back doors into the technology that would allow spies the Chinese stayed to directly access that tater through the back door? Now, China has a long history of corporate XP knowledge stealing ideas, stealing intellectual property. They're not the only ones, of course. I mean, a lot of America was built and stealing intellectual property. But that is part and parcel of the struggle, you mentioned America couple of times, I because we arrested while way CFO on their request and second. Because there may now be some pressure to not allow away on the five G network because of them. How is our relationship with the state's play into diplomacy with China, and what's Canada going to do if we're caught in the middle? I don't know. I would not want to be Christophe land right now because there isn't an immediate obvious good solution to this. If you're thinking, geopolitically, if you if you're worried about your relationship with the United States for all kinds of reason, the US has been in long-term decline. Then you have a problem if you specially if you wanna look around the world. Develop new alliances and new relationships and China's one of those, especially if you rely on China for things like canola exporting canola, which is significant for Canadian partners. On the other hand, you're dealing with Trump who's Curiel at the best of times. And you're trying to get the US MCA agreement, the US NCA ratified, which is increasingly difficult and unlikely in the current US congress, it might have to wait. So what do you do your bound to the US for other reasons to the border, the movement of goods and individuals? Whatever it was eighty percent or so of our trade, but also defense, right? I mean they're a defense arrangements, whether it's NORAD or NATO. And then on top of that, we're part of the five is intelligence community, and there are concerns that if, if those countries allow countries that are part of the fun is allow wobbly technology. They may not want to share intelligence with them for fear that it's compromise. So what do you do if you're Canada, I have no idea. You know, eve version, who's a scholar at UB a China scholar. I usually Pacific scholar thinks that the immediate move is you deescalate with China and to rebalance that relationship, the more, I think about the more I think he's onto something. But as a recently for the boat mail, we also have to think forward fifty to one hundred years, and they go, what kind of international order. We want to be part of building to ensure that we have a just and ideally democratic. World. Order governed by very careful norms. What country is due to one another into their own people? Well, how does China's global strategy play into what Canada's facing because you've used sort of outlined, some of their bigger strategies towards trade, and trying to lead that international order? So the Chinese belt and become sort of modestly obsessed with the Chinese and road initiative. Explain explain exactly what the belt in Rhode initiative is for those of us who are hearing about it for the first time. So it's several years old now, dates to give or take twenty thirteen and what it is, is in short oversupply a little bit on attempt to recreate the silk road. Through a massive roughly one trillion dollar US infrastructure and development program that will stretch across give or take between sixty and seventy countries and dozens of organizations, and this is a factory China launching a massive investment throughout the world. Now. Depending on how you see it. It's a bit of a rohrschack test for your perspective on China. You could be seen as a development project. It could be seen as a trap China's investing in these countries and that has them on the hook largely, like, by the way, developed countries have been doing around the world for years, in, for instance through IMF programs, but it's also potentially a projection military force, and building of allied ships, strategic partnerships while in the Americas in western Asia in Africa. It now has a growing military component as well to some extent, for instance, with Pakistan, who's building Chinese fighter jets, depending on how you see it. It's some combination of development program infrastructure program, military program and debt trout and big geopolitical play to help China direct the global order in the next in this. In the next century, if one of the options is to deescalate with China and ease the tensions kind of become become more of a part of what they're doing. Can the liberal government do that in an election year? I mean they've they've been standing tough so far. Can they turn around and deescalate this thing without losing face, what would what would the other parties have them do? I'm very curious to I mean Andrew shears line is that he wants to reset the relationship? I don't know what that means. What that would look like I don't know if this is a get tough on China plant, what you're possibly to get tough perspective is that China has been sort of bucking the international order for years, and they talk a lot about rights rules, but they don't follow them themselves. The liberals have been trying to for instance, negotiate some sort of settlement, obviously on canola, but also to try to secure the release of my covert space for China's been hesitant to take meetings, high level meetings and. And we don't have an ambassador in China, currently, and the Chinese investor is leaving at the end of the month. He's been quote unquote promoted to Paris. So now he hasn't exactly been, I think particularly easy to work with. And obviously, if you remember back to John McCallum, who was retired by premise, true toe that relationship wasn't particularly productive. I think either so they're caught. So I don't know what they do in, in lection year because even if the get tough on China rhetoric might play well to some it's not going to serve the country. Well, conserved, canola farmers is not going to serve detained Canadians is not going to serve two Canadians, who are right now have been
Astronaut Saint-Jacques on space travel
"For you in any in any way. So I am as a doctor. I'm well aware of wrong left checked and all the, thankfully, we have a lots of developed a lot of medications and medications wasted make things better. That is one of the main purposes of space station states to come up with ways to improve the ability of humans at arbit-. So that we can eventually go further Mon remarks still. Despite discomfort on the long separation from family and friends. This is clearly the adventure of a lifetime. And he's looking forward to a unique opportunity only available to astronauts free time is few of their can imagine it's gonna be busy for me with becomes most is to spend some time looking at the earth. I have this project, which I'm told is a is a nice thing to do is kind of carve out an hour and a half with nothing else to do. But look out the window and do solo around the world. Looking below you. But it seems a little strange that Canadian on his first trip to space who's going to live on the space station for six months half a year doesn't seem like bigger news. It's almost like we've lost interest in the Canadian contribution to the space program. Which is why my question when my turn came up was what's Canada's future role in space? Here's his answer space for Canada is fundamental aspects of our society nowadays, you know, we are spacefaring nation that does not only mean, astronauts, you and me every ten minutes of our lives, we use a satellites unbeknowst sometimes, but whenever use your phone GPS. You make a banking in the communication, take a plane navigation even agriculture as manage some space. These days are entire environmental martyring defense. So spaces are of the Sabri. Of canada. So for sure we're staying space to stay on. I wants to be there. Real state for space exploration. That is also a huge part of who we are as a nation of explorers. And now the concert of nations is getting ready to embark on next. Now that we are wrapping up program the space station and go back to the moon and deeper into space, and then she Mars, so I believe that the, you know, it's Canada's as a big role to pay about the in that community to me. It's the kind of innovative creative bold kind of. And I would like to children to tendon. So this is really somewhere panda size. Their states voyage dovey. We'll be looking up at you looking down on us next week. And that's it for this week's edition, of course in courts, if you'd like to get in touch
German cities could ban some diesel cars after court ruling
"Of court has ruled that its legal for cities to pan diesel 'cause the federal administrative court in luxy says germany's states cities and communities have the right to impose diesel bands to control air pollution without federal legislation sonja gene as the head of de w's environment geskin joins me sonia can you explain what the court's decision actually entails so the administrative court in leipzig has just made a general decision on whether or not diesel bands can be imposed by municipalities and the back on on that is that stood guard and dusseldorf two big german cities had tried to reduce air pollution by imposing or wanting to impose some of these driving bans and the state so north rhinewestphalia and badenwuerttemberg opposed this and the the state and the federal government's really are trying to avoid these diesel bounce and so they brought this to the administrative court and now the administrative court has released this muchanticipated ruling which basically will allow german cities to impose diesel bands but the diesel bans are also quite restrictive that they've allowed so cities within six months half to come up with a plan to reduce their air pollution it can include diesel bands but very specifically this euro four as kind of the oldest and the dirtiest dieselcar standard is the one that can be banned first than in two thousand nineteen the euro five which is the kind of the next step of car and maybe eventually euro six which is the most recent other signs at the moment that specific cities are going to follow up on this immediately well it's likely that cities that brought this case will impose diesel bounce stood guard as we know has serious air pollution problems it among the seventy cities in germany that routinely have emissions of this pollutant that's harmful for human health above the standard that is allowed by the eu so this is one way in which the cities are trying to get a handle on the air pollution problem well as you mentioned the the government both the federal government and the state governments have opposed these bans building is under pressure from the eu to do more to combat air pollution so what other options on their them the back on on that is a germany is one of nine eu countries where routinely the emissions levels are above what's allowed in the eu and in order to tackle that bans.