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Uganda's Contested Election
"The official results of Uganda's presidential election are expected to be announced later. With around two thirds of the votes counted, President Yoweri Museveni had a commanding lead over the main opposition candidate, Bobby Wine. The musician turned politician has described the pole as a
Uganda's President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election
"In uganda. Election officials are counting the votes from yesterday's presidential election the incumbent president yar Seventy appears to have taken an early lead but the leading opposition candidate. Pop singer turned politician. Bobby wine is alleging fraud. He also said today that his home is under siege by government troops. The world's lima candy is in uganda's capital compiler. Were seeking to her by phone honeymoon. I know you spoke earlier. Today with bobby wine. What did he have to say. Yes. so today. Visited his home I have to is surrounded by the military They've they've essentially set up a checkpoint right in front of his home Enter keeping tabs on who enters and leaves And he thought it's been like that for at least a week that heavy police presence And when it comes to the election he essentially called it a sham. The election results are still being being counted. The final is ultimately come out until tomorrow but he said many of his election observers from his party when able to actually access polling stations yesterday. And there's a big question about whether the actual pulling results from across the country if that's actually be sent the national telling center here in kampala. Election results were expected to come out tomorrow. What's the government saying about the process. I won't be electoral commission which runs the election has been saying that due process is going smoothly that there really aren't big problems I mean again. Election votes are still being counted. And again remember. There's no internet so all hearing results being announced by the electoral commission About different areas in the country. We still haven't heard election results from senior some colin and surrounding area. I mean that's going to consider area. Where bobby wine has a lot of support so some people i spoke with Don't really feel confident in election. Because of that because they haven't seen results come from here we are now And also because there's no internet roll the lying on radio and tv and these are the that information is coming from. The elect electoral commission directly. Is there internet. Because there's no internet or is it because the government shutdown good question. I haven't heard the government say specifically directly that they're the ones who shut shut it down but i mean uganda's a developed country. I've been hearing multiple times with few problems with my internet. So the question is who who else could could do that That's earlier this week. President did admit that the government had restricted social media. So it is a far cry to to suggest that the government was the one that shut down the internet But they haven't said that directly and yes. The internet is shut shut down. Shut down shut
Pop star Bobi Wine’s party fears Ugandan elections have been rigged
"Polls have closed in uganda in an election which had been dogged by violence and where the government has this week. Shut down the internet. Preliminary results suggest a strong lead for you wairimu. Seventeen who's kept an iron grip on the country for nearly three and a half decades. His opponent is bobby. Wine singer turned politician. Final results are expected tomorrow. The contest as revealed deep fissures between the rich who support mr who seventy and a younger generation. Who back mr wine. These tensions reflect a wider political unease in the region where concerns are growing about threats to democracy is don don gotten as bobby wind. Leeann taylor writes for the economist and his base. In kepala. he'd come out to speak to the press just moments ago instead the election the worst rigging in bandon history. He could scott himself as the president. Elect president-elect said he's winning by so he sent me this he's one is and has he won so some ugandan media station to putting preliminary results from the votes which come in so far. Just being. The incumbent president stephanie. A very healthy league. But it's very hard to verify likely what's going on because incident has been shut down across the countries night before the votes. Which makes it very difficult to know what's happening. And that's why we're speaking to you by phone today. But why has that shutdown happened. So one reason why is because the filled up to the fights probably wine had launched and supporters encouraging them to take pictures of the results forms meeting the vigil polling station upload them under app and so then the opposition were able to produce their own alternative results. The government is trying to clamp down on that Also the government is trying to clamp down on communications generally. Because they're very worried that there's all these executive president of seventy that will be a unrest parts. The streets come product.
How to Choose a Safe Seat for Your Baby to Eat with High Chair Designer Kirsti Vandraas
"Today. We're talking about the seat in which your baby learns how to eat. That's right highchairs. And when it comes to hide your design there is no one more well known for icon design in this space than peter obstacle of norway. Peter offset designed the trip trap highchair in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. When he looked around for a chair that allowed his son to sit in a natural way at the grownups table and because nonesuch chair existed he designed what is now known as the iconic trip chair basically so he could include his son in as he says life round the table. So many of you may have this chair that trip trap or recognize it. It's sometimes like to a ladder so the trip trap is a wooden chair with an adjustable seat and adjustable footplate and grows with your child so the company that peter designed it for which is called. Shutt- is headquartered in norway. And they've actually sold more than twelve million trip trap as so it is one of the. Most globally recognized chairs. Personally i love this chair. I have in us seven of the trip traps around the table for my seven children. They've really been fabulous investment wonderful. Especially if you have a smaller space where you're feeding your baby or babies or if you're feeding multiples it's wonderful because it has a much smaller footprints like not one of those highchairs. It's gonna take up your kitchen. So while peter fix trip trap was designed and launched in one thousand nine hundred ninety two when his son was little forty years later in twenty thirteen obstacle launched. Another chair called the nomi and this was really his realization of his vision for designing the next generation highchair one. That's dedicated to his grandchildren. So peter obstacles now eighty one at the time of this recording. He continues to work every day. And cures deep vandross is a physiotherapist and an ergonomic who works very closely with peter. In fact she's worked with peter object for the last thirteen years. So kirsty is going to be on the podcast today. Sharing peter's vision and philosophy about the chairs that he originally designed for his child and his grandchildren. Now that millions of families of used around the world. So if you have a trip trap or a nomi- or if you're in the market for a highchair that will continue to serve your family and your child long after these initial stages of starting solids. I think you're really going to enjoy this interview. Because the scandinavian design principles and the philosophies held by peter and explained today by st are so very different from what we may have in mind when we go to select a seat for our baby to learn how to eat so today on the podcast. Kirstin i are going to be talking about the difference in american and european safety standards. Why norwegian families do not actually strap their babies of their toddlers into the degree or the extent that americans may think is necessary. This is going to be very eye opening for a lot of you certainly was for me as kind of a control freak. Mom we'll be chatting about why the trip trap and the nomi were designed with the very obvious absence of trey and what that means. and then. How the adjustable foot rest is probably the most important safety and design component missing from most highchairs today. So i hope you enjoy this interview with cure. Steve andros from the peter obsta company. Kirsty thank you so much for joining us. I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview you. It's catching get now. If you can. Would you tell us a little bit about your background. And how you know the whole life story maybe. How did you get into product design. And then how did you come to. Work with. Peter ops vic. Oh it's a long story. I am a physiotherapist anais. I started working in our major hospital here in in ostler with people with back and neck problems you know. People came into the hospital more or less paralyzed with pain and never thought they would be able to come up and walk again and with a treatment lots of guidance we build them up again and they went home and they were fine and had a lotta for knowledge with how to behave to avoid back and neck problems then. I saw that it was difficult for them. To use to knowledge they had when they went back to back. So i sold our institution equivalent to osha would been interesting place to work to see if i was able to get other people to create positive working environments where you could work but still keep your health so i spent ten years in our show in charge of ergonomics and then i started sinking. What about getting into detail. The totality because their via opium much more than chair tables but share and tables reports on the totality and. I wanted to see if we could make chairs in such way that you didn't talk to have problems with your body after sitting. Who working so. I started working ritual. Company that developed sitting solution for the working person unlock was contested. Interesting period thomas there for six teen years and then i met peter ops week. One of a number of designers. We used not process another lost twelve years. We're solely read. Peter and peter's sir designs promoting them talking about taking part in the product development. So that was a long story. But you know the background and How i ended up here. And you're still actively working with peter. Is that correct. Yes yes wonderful. Can you tell us a little bit about the history of the design of the trip trap and then the nomi highchairs and especially with regard to promoting freedom and fellowship. The trick drop chair was developed in the beginning of the seventies piotre just had his son wounding sixty nine will sitting on an ordinary highchair s. You know the high chair has been around for for generations. you know egypt. They use highchair. the hunt. Chance in their mini is an pizza hut his son sitting in hijab but then when he reached a year and a half you know he didn't really need to sit with the sort of support all around his waist. He was looking for other chairs that he could place his son around the table together with the rest of the company that did not exist so he had to make his own amber trip chapels but one then in nineteen seventy two and i think he did something very clever back then because he did not make it to fit into what you call the design of the seventies he had the distinct bischel feature in the seventies and the result is that the chair still look quite Modern had he designed it giving it the visual design of what the kitchen look like. Back in nineteen seventy two. It would have been outdated very old looking chair today.
Ted Cruz’s Communications Director Resigns
"The communications director for Senator Ted Cruz is resigning after last week's unrest at the Capitol Lauren Blair Beyond She had been with the Texas Republican since 2019. Statement from Cruises office says the senator and Beyonce agreed it would be best to part ways. Cruz was a leading GOP advocate for contesting the outcome of the presidential election when Congress ratified the results last week. The work of lawmakers was delayed after pro Trump activists breached security and swarmed into the capital
10 Trivia Questions on Smash Bros
"We've got ten questions for you. They're all multiple choice and they were all written by j. So thank you. Jay all on smash brothers here. We go smash brothers trivia question number one which playable smash brothers character is economically. The tallest is that king. Dvd bowser ridley or gannan. Dorf which smash brothers character is the tallest that king. Dvd bowser ridley or gannan. Dorf number one number two. Which of the following playable smash brothers. Characters is from the oldest franchise. Is it pacman. Mario donkey kong or mr game and watch which of the following playable smash brothers characters from the oldest franchise pacman mario donkey kong or mr game and watch question number three in home run contest players attempt to achieve hitting. What a red shell agreed. Shell a baseball or a sandbag. What are they trying to hit in homerun contest question number four and super smash brothers ultimate old. Yoshi color was removed in favor of the new crafted. Yoshi what color was it. Pink purple black or orange pink purple blacker orange number four question number five which smashed character is not owned or made by japanese company. Is it dr Sorry dark sam. Banjo and kazoo. Diddy kong or king k. rule which character is not owned or made by japanese company. Dark sam banjo and kazoo did he. Or king k. Rule question number six which character has had a different voice and character. Art each smash brothers game is it. Mario pichu fox mccloud or donkey kong and question number seven which character has a form. That doesn't have a shadow is at little mac. Pika chew mario or joker number seven. Which character has a form that doesn't have shadow little. Mac beka chew mario or joker three questions ago on super smash trivia number eight which of the following weapons not available to snake from metal gear solid and smash c. Four a rocket launcher guided missile. Or a tranquilliser gun which one is not available to snake in metal. Your salad c. Four rocket launcher guided missile. Or trey gun and number nine. Who is the only character in smash has never needed to be unlocked. Mario pichu kirby or fox plus your final question. Ten which of the following smash stages has not returned from previous into alternate is pokemon stadium. Great bay pokey floats or peaches castle again. Those are pokemon stadium. Great bay pokey floats or peaches castle. Those are all your questions. Multiple choice ones for smash brothers by j. Rao's we'll be right back in just a second to see if you got them all correct. We are back with the answers to smash brothers trivia. Let's see how did with these multiple choice questions from j. rey as number one which playable smash brothers characters canonical the tallest. That was ridley. Ridley as your answer for number one number. Two which of the following table smash brothers characters from the oldest franchise. That is mr game. And watch mr game and watch older than pacman mario and donkey kong number three and homerun contest players attempt to achieve a high score by hitting a what that is a sandbag sandbag and number. Four in super smash brothers ultimate one. Old yoshi color was removed in favor of the new crafted. Yoshi what color was it. The black yoshi black and number five which smash character is not owned or made by japanese company. Is that dark sam banjo and kazoo. Eat diddy kong or king k. Rule that was banjo and kazoo. E number five not a japanese company number six which character had a different voice and character art in each smash game that is fox mccloud fox mccloud number seven which character has a form. That doesn't have a shadow. That has little mac from punchout. Little mac and number eight which of the following weapons is not available to snake in metal gear. Solid and smash is a tranquilizer gun at shrank gun. Not one of the ones you can use to attack your opponents in smash as snake number nine. Who is the only character in smash who has never needed to be unlocked. That is kirby from that list of mario pika chew kirby and fox kirby not no need to be unlocked and number ten which of the following smash stages has not returned from previous games into ultimate. It was pokey floats pokey floats. Which is the stage that has not returned from previous games into it. No pokey floats. Those are your questions hopefully floated on through just like a gigli puff and didn't fall asleep listening to this episode of you. Don't like smash brothers
FBI report warned of "war" at Capitol a day before fatal riot
"Next guest is reporting in the washington. Post that the day before the attack on the capital. An fbi office in virginia issued a warning about plans for a war at the capitol a war prior to this reporting in the washington post. The fbi claimed that it had no indication at all. The riot was planned. Washington post reviewed an internal f. b. i. Document that warned quote an online thread discussed specific calls for violence to include stating be ready to fight. Congress needs to hear glass breaking doors being kicked in get violent. Stop calling this a march or rally or protest go. They're ready for war. We get our president or we die nothing else will achieve this goal. Only eight days left to strengthen security at the capitol for the inauguration of joe biden and kamala harris karston connor lamb revealed some of the threats but capitol security planners now have to anticipate. 'bout four thousand armed patriots to surround the capital and prevent any democrat from going in and they have published rules of engagement inning. When you shoot in when you don't so this is. This is an organized group. That has a plan. They are committed to doing what they're doing. Because i think in their minds air patriots. They're talking about seventeen seventy six and so this is now a contest of wills joining us now. Is matt zap petoskey national security reporter at the washington post up. Matt your reporting found this. Fbi memo written in a field office in virginia day before the attack on the capital identifying planning for what they called war did that memo get to washington. It did that memo was briefed to the washington field office which is responsible business here in the city of washington dc. The fbi said at a briefing today information was also shared with the local joint. Errorism ask for a shoot unfiltered use some other law enforcement if the fbi today through what the in about it though aside from talking to each other about it remains very unclear clearly capitol. Police is not ready for the that. They based on wednesday despite the fbi having this information and everything out in summer. It's definitely made a wash in everything that i've been reading about The security experts approached this at the fbi and elsewhere is there's a certain amount of of sense that the people involved in these kinds of chats wildly exaggerate their intentions. They're just trying to say the most dramatic thing they can say and they usually end up doing nothing and that there was a certain kind of weariness that might have in in the way they analyze the stuff. I think that's a great observation in an accurate one. You know the fbi officials who talked to us in describing this thing that well you know. There's a lot of chatter online. How do you separate what's real from. What's just someone boasts in this warning itself. Sort of oddly mentioned re speech concerns. And we don't want to do anything to encroach on free speech even though the threats as you just put up on the screen clearly sort of cross the line into being threats but that's a challenge the fbi has how do they separate fake from wheel when it comes to online chatter. And then what do they do about it. I mean there's clearly a lesson to be learned here that maybe they need to get a little more seriously in their some internal soul-searching in the fbi about you. They take the online chatter of trump's supporters. And you know white supremacist. Extreme is less seriously than they take other online chatter. Those are questions that i think wrestling with. Is it your sense that this is a nine eleven event of for this kind of a security concern that there were a lot of things on nine ten that were taken less seriously than they were taken on the afternoon of nine eleven Is that what we have here. Way hate to make that comparison. I know many people have made that comparison. I think what i would say is look. This is an important data point and what it does. Most significantly in my mind is raised questions. About why the fbi on friday said we had no indication that something like at the time that seemed a little specious on. Its face because there was so much online chatter that reporters to but now we see that. The fbi saw that online chatter recognized. It wrote an internal bulletin about it but then apparently wasn't sufficient air matt's up petoskey the washington post. Thank you very much for your reporting. Thank you for joining us tonight. Thank you
Why Your Employee Experience Probably Sucks
"David america. Welcome to the podcast. All the way from snowy utah and sunny texas luli rear very happy to be here man. Be on the show matt. Good to have you on getting out of this. Thanks for sending the thomas auden at this time of an normandy. Doing other things here. we're we're gone. You're having us said we would do anything for podcasts. You have a great. So he goes from palestinian pros rundown on what you guys do and power. We also While wearing contacts Little bit into this boy while we're gonna be talking about after that -solutely awesome power still in pros. We are a coachee accountability organization. So we actually do training in coaching exclusively in the home services industries so heated in air electrical plumbing and in a few outliers as well but really our our main goal is to to help companies grow by doing that. They win more moments. They while more customers in really ultimately they make more money. So it's it's not only just about creating the our experience for the customer but what we've discovered we'll talk about. Today is really take care of the employees and you get the engaged employees that employ experience. Will you know late over an influence what. The customer experiences parasailing pros. We've been around for eleven. Years was started by brigham and dickinson in brigham. I've actually presented with from stage. Thousand burgum is great We bring her boss. Of course we love. What am i going to say. Getting actually service roundtable event in sydney dag comeback was years ago. Yeah sorry definitely has changed over the years. So we have about forty five coaches that work with us and we should do training we do. What's really unique with us. Man is of course. Training training is great but we do ongoing accountability coaching though it really starts to help shift the mindset in that really affects the behavior and natural you start to see the real change takes place over time. Yup aleki certainly preaching Here because we put a lot of emphasis in episode type of years into accountability. And you know the difference between a dream and a golf betting a strategy italy's contest sophon. They'd myself over the years since since having accountability partners implies things things might quick show sorrow. Moulik decide this will be extremely well recites and you guys obviously in different locations is that is that because of the recent recent events or is that always been the case. I try to stay as far away as possible to erica. why i'm in texas. He's in utah. She's awesome but man. We actually have an autonomous company in. We don't have a brick and mortar building. We literally have coaches in denver. Florida oregon californian but i would i would definitely say the majority of our there in the beautiful state of utah while okay. So we're we hated. I touched on slave in this series of crowded. Today is the first episode of the creating amazing employee experience. Now we've done the whole customer experience in the past and some it was very well received and think in lots of current global economic situations with the off the back of the pandemic romell your experiences villanova. There's a lot of guys out there. A freaked up to the whole conversation around that staffer attention you know grinding good employees here experience deciding on just funding and i think now more than ever this sort of a situation where the the baby of talent around because for one reason or another people living that guy from the jobs and you know especially after year anyway of the years as miss this constant screen for office off. Now there's now this debate people around so they bang biking that in yourself. More appealing message is paying dividends. Sooner maybe even just now literally just before this podcast outed of Had job applications coming from adds that we're running. I just question whether or not. I don't recall having applicants coming in the fall. It's working in the fiber of the business owner to a degree. I think again. I go to make sure that you stand out against the rest. So we're gonna first step aside which we're talking about why your employees experience probably socks and nothing that would relate to most listeners Second upside we're talking about what you purpose at. In feticide we talking about what the successful companies to retain the employees are through. That you're gonna come up with those topics and you come up with original. What is that reason. So haven't employee experienced for shore is not just creating an employee experience where you have everyone coming into office. Because that's not normal anymore. You got coming into office than your get sent home against. You gotta figure out how to work from home in the now you gotta come back into the office. Now you're going to have an employee experience at home. How do you take care of your people right now. It's always been important but you definitely have to juggle all these different dynamics and one of the things that we have really seen. Is that your culture either by default or by design and it's really setting your employees up for success and even though you know contractors were not the disneyland's not the amazons the googles in t. mobile's or whatever we're not huge corporations where you hear of all these things or evil get one year off when they have their first kid from work paid like we're we can't do that kind of staff but we still have to nurture and take care of the people that we have and find ways we can help them grow and be successful regardless of the size of our company.
Mayor of Houston suburb chosen by pulling a name from hat
"Have to be have tip your hat to the way hotly contested political race in Houston suburb suburb was decided. That's because it was decided by a hat hat from which the winner's name was brought. Just draw name Sean Skip Worth and Jennifer Lawrence were in a battle to be the next mayor of Dickinson, located about 40 miles southeast of Houston. But they each ended up with 1000 and 10 votes after a runoff election last month and a recount last week. Since the winner couldn't be decided with a vote, it was decided by chance. Texas law allows a tie in a race for public office to be resolved by casting lots during the ceremony last Thursday. Skip work, became mayor after a Ping Pong ball with his name on it was drawn from a hat. She came out on the short end of the pick. Lawrence's she trust the process and vows to support the new mayor. Every vote counts. Yeah, you can't Can't exactly say it was a landslide, though No calling landslide,
Notre Dame Lands Marcus Freeman At Defensive Coordinator
"Just ended the last hour talking about the reports. That bo pollini is going to get four. Four million dollar lump sum payoff to to after being fired as the defensive coordinator and there's been a lot of speculation and even some reports that the That lsu was on the verge of hiring. Marcus freeman from the university of cincinnati. But pizza animal has just reported that he is going to notre dame instead of always breaking stories literally as he's coming on the air here pete great to have you on. This was a much watched battle between a number of schools for marcus freeman. Good afternoon and tell us what happened. Well i this is what one of the more public and hotly contested coordinator Tussles that i can recall in In in recent seasons anyway there's been a few a few of them over the years and You know we'll we'll we'll never know only only the only the folks in the grotto will really know How much notre dame has a market because their private but you know. Lsu lsu is ready to pay him Both leaning plus money and You know he went to both places this week. And i think at the end for For marcus freeman. Who is cincinnati. Thirty three might be thirty four year. Old defensive coordinator and the architect of that That great cincinnati defensive wanted this year one the afc and then Loss to george on a last second field goal in the in the peach bowl. I think for for marcus. There was geography and You know there will be some stability right. You got notre dame brian. Kelly is just steady ship there and You know there was a lot attractive. I think about. Lsu they were. I think on for twenty four until defense or some some number that would be easily improved upon with some new blood in better schemes. And obviously they probably have more raw talent down there so i mean really a really a compelling decision for a bright young coach. Call that we're going to be hearing a lot about in the In the next couple of the next couple of years course the next guy will probably not be thrilled to because all the attention was on freeman. But where does she go next. That's a that's a really good question really. Good question You know they they. They made hard shortages at At freeman and he was he was clearly be The target and the guy they wanted. And i i don't know From ahead who. Who were they go next. You know there's a lot of people have preserved our net at mississippi state right now Chain being made around adam this week. There's been rumblings if texas is going to go after in the chris ash Won a national title As buyers defensive coordinator at ohio state six seven years ago. It was the head coach at rutgers in the news at texas last year. And she's got a lot better on defense under wraps. I think that's that's another name right. Now let's That's brewing through the The the defensive coordinator mill show there will There will be options. And if we know and scott woodward they will be addressed.
Trump announces he'll skip inauguration, Biden said he'd be 'honored' to have Pence there
"Every Legal Avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. And so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections. Now Congress has certified the results and new administration will be inaugurated on January. 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. President Donald Trump back on Twitter that was his first posts. Last night around eight or nine o'clock, and he is conceding the election to Joe Biden probably should have put a statement out like that earlier before. What happened at the Capitol happened, I think Um, that is Donald Trump, though. I mean, you watch that It's about two minutes. It was pretty on point. I think. I mean, I think I would have liked to have heard that earlier. Okay. My first reaction when I would I saw that. And when I play the whole thing, you've heard it all day here, But I was like now, see? Was that so hard, Mr President? Maybe that'll piss some people off that I said that I don't care. But I am I'm interested in Trump being back on Twitter for sure. I'm glad he's back on. What he's up to. You know, he also tweeted now that he's back on the platform that he's not going to be attending Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony here coming up in about a week or so, Yeah, Biden said He didn't want him there. Uh, Hence, vice President. Pence said he's going. Biden said that he welcomes vice president pants glad he's been be honored if he would be there. Donald Trump surprises me that he's not because He likes to be the story. He likes to be it would. That would be these story. I don't care if he goes or not. But if
Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation
"A company that makes vote counting equipment has filed a defamation lawsuit against one of the lawyers representing president trump in a series of unsuccessful lawsuits contesting the outcome of the presidential election Sydney Powell has claimed without evidence that dominion voting systems was part of a scheme to steal the election from president trump saying it needs to set the record straight the election technology vendors lawsuit seeks one point three billion dollars for what it describes as Powell's wild accusations dominion voting systems notes there are mountains of direct evidence to conclusively disproved Powell's claims millions of paper ballots audited and recounted by officials of both parties in Georgia and other swing states that have confirmed the accuracy of dominion's count Ben Thomas Washington
Maryland Dems: Rep. Harris Should Resign After Capitol Siege
"Democratic Party, is calling for Republican congressman to resign over his support of President Trump. Congressman Andy Harris was among those voting to contest the election results in two states after the riots when Congress reconvened in the late evening to certify the electoral college count in favor of Joe Biden. Democrats say Harris is a disgrace to the state and has blood on his hands. In a statement, Harris said he wholeheartedly condemns the mob violence at the Capitol,
Trump finally concedes Biden will become president
"President Trump now says he's going to leave peacefully, and he acknowledges that Joe Biden will be the next president. He made the comments in a video posted on social media. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote and so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. The president did make a point to condemn the riding and violence carried out in his name at the Capitol. And he said, this moment now calls for healing and reconciliation. Now the chief of the U. S. Capitol police is
Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster
"A day after the carnage at the U. S. capitol president trump has publicly admitted he will soon be out of office after a day of resignations within the administration and some high level calls for removal president trump took to Twitter to condemn the capitalist tack and did not lose his term is ending this moment calls for healing and reconciliation trump says there was a reason for the bitter court contests and allegations of voter fraud to ensure the integrity of the vote in so doing I was fighting to defend American democracy president trump offered consolation to his disappointed followers our incredible journey is only just beginning and he called for the prosecutions of those who quote defiled the seat of American democracy Jackie Quinn Washington
Pelosi and Schumer call for Trump's removal from office
"Well for the first time since the protests took over the U. S. Capitol yesterday, President Trump has released a video and he is conceding in the election. Saying they'll be a peaceful transfer of power. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. It comes as many members of Congress, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and three members of Congress and San Diego are calling for the president to be removed from office, either with the 25th amendment or through impeachment, Congressman Mike 11. Praising Vice President Mike Pence for carrying out his constitutional duty and counting the electoral college votes late last night. And now he wants the vice president to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office. I do think that there is a great danger being presented by this president at the present time if he is not seen as capable of even having a social media account. Without getting up violence. I don't think he should be responsible for the nation's nuclear codes or have access to the nuclear codes and things of that nature. 11 is joined by Scott Peters and calling for the 25th amendments and Sarah Jacobs as well, who's calling for impeachment or the 25th amendments to be used as the president continues for the next 13 days in office. He continued by saying, if that option doesn't work than impeachment is also on the table. Adding, even though Trump will leave office soon. It is important that those responsible for the riots are held accountable as they took an oath to protect the constitution, not stopping there. Congresswoman Jacob says Law enforcement also needs to be held accountable for what happened at the capital. We need an investigation into how it was how it happened, how protesters were allowed into the Capitol complex and into the building. And why there was such a difference in response from the peaceful protests over the summer to what we saw in terms of security yesterday, Jacobs knows there's a lot of work to do to heal the division. But she's confident she can be a part of a new generation of national leaders. Zachary Barnes Kogo news
It’s Over: President Trump’s Legal Team Dismisses Georgia Election Contests
"Dropping four election lawsuits they filed against Georgia's secretary of state. We have the update now from Sarah Bartlett, secretary Broad Rapids. Berger says Trump's team voluntarily dismissed their election contests to avoid submitting their evidence to court. He said the president's legal team is falsely characterizing the dismissal as an out of court settlement agreement. Happens. Berger added that the Trump campaign wisely decided to dismiss their frivolous cases. Sarah
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"So we walked through how we got here. But it doesn't quite do justice to that queasy feeling you got when you saw people marching through the halls of congress and breaking down doors when you saw crowds of people cheerfully waving their flags from the capitol balcony. So i wanna bring. Abc's chief white house correspondent. Jonathan karl and abc senior. National correspondent. Terry moran terry what did a day like. This mean for the united states of america. What do you take away from it. A dark day for the country and i think most people feel that way. This is one of those days that that that will remember and that will be remembered. I if it fades into the mist of history. I'll be surprised because it is something that's never happened this this mob. What does it mean it means. We got through this election. By the skin of our teeth they failed to attempt to obstruct the congress. This failed insurrection. Only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our republic. Joe biden one. Absolutely no doubt about that. But if we're not for the person of mike pence and mitch mcconnell maybe in a couple of other people you know. This mob might have represented the end of the democracy. That's what they wanted. They wanted to stop the certification counting of electoral votes certified by fifty states and give the election to their guy donald trump. Nobody knows what the hell is going on. There's never been anything like this. We will not let them. Silence your voices. we're not gonna let it happen one thing. I was struck by the chance. Fight for trump fight for trump not fight for america. This is a movement in our country and it reached a terrible bloody apex at the cap. Very jonathan karl. I mean you were keeping track of of not just congress not just washington but like inside. The white house has a switch flipped in washington when it comes to how people see the president and his his mission here. My sense is that we are looking at the end of the trump era. All i can say as count me out. Enough is enough of tried to be helpful. I think you saw a moment here. Where donald trump after a string of losses that led to this day loss on november third the losses in in georgia and the senate races in good conscious object to the certification of these electors not to mention the override of of of the veto. That happened On on new year's day You know the president has has seen a a series of things that haven't happened throughout his presidency. Which is losses at the hands of republicans. If you vote to overturn these elections. Wouldn't it be the opposite of what states rights. Republicans have always advocated for them. This would do m- the electoral college forever. And there were certainly a lot of speculation. i think we we had spoken about the possibility of donald trump going back to mar-a-lago and mounting a comeback or at least becoming a kingmaker in the republican party. I after yesterday to those who wreaked havoc in our capital. Today you did not win. Violence never wins. Freedom wins and this is still the people's house. I don't really think donald trump As republican kingmaker is is a likely scenario after after january. Six or after january twentieth. Does it go beyond that jump. Because you know you heard terry talking about mitch. Mcconnell in even mike pence these forces that were kind of constraining president trump. But how far could that go. I mean what kind of constraints could we see. On president trump going forward. It turned out that it was not his orders that got the national guard into washington. Dc you've got people resigning out from under him overnight. Essentially saying were sickened by all this. And now we're even giving talk about like the twenty fifth amendment. Is that a serious possibility. I there is We we have confirmed. There have been members of the cabinet. Who have had conversations about the twenty fifth amendment that would be effectively removing the president because he is mentally incompetent mentally unable to do the job. those conversations are happening and they're happening not just among the cabinet where it's relevant but also among The president's allies some of the president's allies on capitol hill But that's a. That's a really steep climb. That is an extraordinary thing. You would need in a vice. President can submit a declaration to congressional leaders saying the president is unfit for the job. The president now can contest that and if the vice president and cabinet persist that would lead to a vote in congress but that has never happened before under circumstances such as these now. That's a real long shot. But it just gives you a sense of where we're at and how how worried people very close to donald trump are that those conversations are in fact happening. I'm sure that there are responsible members of the cabinet. Who right now are thinking about. What are their obligations under the oath that they took. And they're not thinking about those things they should be dairy whose complicit in what we just saw i mean you know. I think that's the question that it's going to be weighing on a lot of people going forward here is. Is it enough to say. I condemn violence. But i do believe this. Election was a sham with without any evidence whatsoever like what are the legacies of essentially everyone else in washington stemming out of these events well i think as senator ben sasse republicans nebraska put. It lies have consequences. America isn't hatfields and mccoys. Blood feud forever. america's union. There are a lot of reasons to vote for donald trump. There are lots of reasons to vote against joe biden or against hillary clinton but to tell the american people lies That the election was stolen by some combination of software companies Hugo chavez out of the grave and i don't know the bigfoot that has consequences and to stir it up and drive people to the point of you're telling people they're stealing your country from you. They're stealing your country. They're going to take your guns and they're gonna. They're gonna slaughter babies and kidnap them and put them in a file rings and all the rest of it to wind people up like that. What do you think is going to happen seriously. Especially under the leadership of donald trump. Who has a gift for bloody language as a gift for stirring people up. But we're going to try and give our republicans the weak ones because strong winds. Don't need any of our help. We're going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country he's in march to the capitol and he said show you aren't gonna win by weakness it takes strength. Be strong up there. You know that whole rhetoric of of brutishness in violence and the fist is is the real power anybody who went along with that and plenty. Did the american people may very well judge you to be complicit but i would just say. I'm not as sanguine as john about this is all over. You know these kinds of movements sometimes take fuel from an event like this a lot of republicans. Now have a taste for this kind of this kind of politics. Look what happened in the house. Some of the people who breach the capital today we're not trump supporters. They were masquerading as trump supporters. And in fact were members of the violet. Terrorist group antifa more than half of house. Republicans voted to nullify the election after after the mob attacked the capital. That tells you that. I think this is a long way from being dead.
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"a. contest" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"We'll see we'll see how it all works out all right moving over from the senate to the house of representatives Kind of a a little. Bit of a bummer. Because there's so few good congressman and we lost two of the more interesting and Decent members of congress. So justin amash is out and tulsi. Gabbard is out Which is just a you know. Neither of them are perfect but they They were both a lot better than just about anyone else around and it just sucks that they're not there anymore. We pretty much. I think thomas massey is like the only fucking decent member of the house who's left and and i i do think thomas is the best Than i have for a while but you know a couple of things. I guess So just in a mush He was the only libertarian. Who was in congress. Although he wasn't ever elected as libertarian he left the republicans and then join the libertarian party after being elected a few times as a republican but he's gone he Look i i. I'll say this. I know i've criticized justin amash here and there. I do think that he got a unfortunately he took his big stand And got the issue wrong And he came out and you know was basically like said. Donald trump should be impeached after the muller report. which i just i just don't understand why he He took that stand. He should have known better. He was a guy who was against The nsa spying and the government spying apparatus for so long and he was Supposedly really good friends with Massey and early and ram paul. And i just don't understand why he couldn't have just listened to his friends for a little bit because they would have set him straight on this issue and in fact i've actually talked to one of those people who i just mentioned who said the same things like i don't know why massie won't just listen to us. He's he's against this stuff and he's getting it all wrong But he made a big a big stan about that And i thought didn't handle that situation while but look nobody's perfect and he will go down as one of the greatest congressmen who's ever lived It's not that long of a list. It's not that tough of an accomplishment. But he's up there as one of the best late him for that and He He if if we had a congress full of in a marshes we'd be in a much better country that's for sure so anyway be interested to see what he does next in his life but he's out of congress tolsey is far from perfect and i've had some some critical things to say her over the years but man she better than every other goddamn democrat. Who's who's in politics and just about every democrat better than just about every democrat you now and i really do think that just the fact that she ran for president and made her number one issue the central issue to her campaign the issue of war and then was was. You know pretty good on that issue with that. That to me is like you know. That's that's like hero status I think that makes her pretty much a hero. I wish he would just take it. One step further and be perfect on the issue of war and peace rather than just really good. The problem tulsi gabbard has is that she is like tulsi. Gabbard is completely against fighting wars on behalf of terrorists. And that's great. You know like she. The totally gabbert has right is that she's actually a fucking like served in the military and real deal service in the military like she was in a medical unit in iraq. This wasn't just like you know she. She wasn't like stationed in fucking jeremy somewhere like drinking beers and protecting some fucking flower crop. She was fucking in the medical unit. Every day watching the the actual cost in blood of the war in iraq and tulsa gabbard. Her shet so she knows. You know as scott horton always says she can. She knows who the shirts and skins are. You can't fool her into this like you know what karl rove tries to fool. Fox news viewers into thinking that. Like you know i think iran iran is funding terrorists. And then you kind of think to yourself like oh so you mean like you know i think al qaeda osama bin laden when you say terrorists she like she knows enough to be like no no no their mortal enemies. You're talking shiites and sunnis. They don't get along. they really hate each other. So that's not happening So she knows the deal and she knows that in a syria and in yemen and in libya we fought wars on behalf of the terrorists. And she's like that is bullshit. We should not do that. She not only does like the fucking al qaeda in iraq right they were leading the insurgency in iraq where they were fucking killing her brothers and sisters. So she's like. I'm not fuck. Are you kidding me. We're fighting a war. On behalf of them in syria and yemen were supporting saudi arabia. Who's basically like funding all this shit. Fuck that and she's really really good on that issue And and okay. that's great. That makes her a lot better than just about else. The problem is that she still this day. I just heard like a recently speech. Say she's still okay with the war on terror. She's just not okay with the war for terror which is still a better still makes her better than just about everyone else but she's still like look. We need to defeat these terrorists militarily and the problem with that As scott horton has pointed out. is that This is what he says. Which i love is he goes. That is a whole big enough for dick. Cheney drive ten wars through so okay we just need a fight the war against the real terrorists. Well the real terrorists will be. You know that means any suny with fucking rifle. Basically you know this is how they al-qaeda or al qaeda linked groups or similar groups or whatever you know and it just becomes like okay so we and the truth is that all of these wars started with the war on terror..
"a. contest" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"P. for fifteen percent off the only shirt worth wearing all right. Let's get back into the show the thing that really was That stuck out to me was just how like incompetent. Donald trump seemed on this phone call. It's like like there's no plan here. There's no there's no forty chest. there's nothing like that. he's he's got. He keeps saying the same thing i like about. How like an. It's all going to be exposed very soon. It's like all right. Well we're two weeks away at this point. So i don't really you know i'm not really trusting the plan right now The this it just seemed like a so unfocused and scattered and and he is you know donald trump whether he's right or wrong. He is living in the reality that he won this election by a landslide. And i like okay. Like i've like we've said from the very beginning i'm open to it. I don't put anything past these guys. I mean look if they would try to frame for treason for three years if they would try a coup. You know like shirt. Maybe they'd try to cheat them. I don't know. I mean you know that the dnc certainly fucking was was very happy to try to cheat bernie sanders out of the the nomination. So i'm i'm not putting anything past them. And as i mentioned on the scott horton episode on the last one. If you wanna go by the democrats standard which let me be clear on this. I don't think they're standard is bullshit but if they are going to put out the standard that russia buying some facebook ads is election interference. Then absolutely there was interference in this election. You know like if you wanna go by that standard. There's been interference for trump's entire presidency. So it's not like if we are all going to play by the same standards that corporate press and the democrats play by then absolutely. Listen you have a completely legitimate argument. That not only did The the deep state and the press interfere and trump's first three years. They absolutely interfered in the midterm elections with keeping the muller investigation open and muller never coming out and saying at some point. Hey just so you guys note like before the midterm elections. We so far have nothing and he absolutely could have done this. He could've come out because he did come out later right right. Before the investigation wrapped up he came out and said that buzzfeed story was bullshit when they implied that michael cohen had directed at been directed by donald trump to lie and muller sent one of his people out to be like. We have no evidence of that. This is not true easily. Could have come out when all of these people were reporting that trump was a russian asset and said listen. We have no evidence in that direction. We're gonna continue to investigate. But just so you know there is absolutely no evidence that the sitting president of the united states is guilty of treason. They could have easily done that but he didn't. And allowed that to be out there in the ether and this helped the democrats take control of the house. That's far more flagrant election interference than anything. Russia did in two thousand sixteen And again in in twenty twenty You know no question the the big tech companies silencing the new york post and silencing All the stories about hunter biden. There's no question. The corporate press being completely in the tank for for biden all by by their own standards. All of these things are election interference. But the truth is as scott said. This is kind of all fair in love and politics. You know like this isn't this isn't some secret conspiracy. This is just all right out in front of us so there is. I'm just making the point that there is an argument that trump voters can can have and and and then on top of that. There is definitely a lot of like a. There's a lot of sworn affidavits of poll-watchers who weren't allowed in and stuff like this. I don't know about the voting dumps and stuff but there is some stuff that's hard to explain for sure but there's no plan here. That's that's what i took away from though it's because trump is so confident this whole time you understanding going to make a couple fan kaz wednesday curl these guys. Wednesday took to me personally. He's such a you just thinks like. Oh well yeah. There is a whole process. But i didn't actually call the guy yet and by the way trump does start going into the the most thing like. I didn't think there was any part of the phone call where he was threatening or abusing power being authoritarian. At all in a way to be honest. I'm almost shocked. There wasn't more of that. It's almost shocking at the guy who is the sitting president of the united states of america. Who seems to be completely In belief that he was robbed. And you know if you believe with donald trump does which it seems like. He does from the phone call. Then he believes basically a crew is coming and unseating the rightful president. So if you believe that you think you'd be using every power under the sun to fuck in threaten people. This is what i'm going to do to you. This is what's gonna happen. Nixon magin if it was nixon that phone call. I said why. Should i may says the most fag election i've ever seen in my life. But right so there's none of that but he does start doing the trump thing where he's talking to this guy and he's he's like he's like you know. I don't know why you agreed to that agreement. You know talking about when. They looked into the voter fraud and he goes. You got completely outsmarted at an how you got outsmarted by these people who really aren't very smart. To begin with he's insulting the guy is he just like it's like he thinks he can trump his way into it. It's the same way as he kinda thought he could just shit talk voting by mail into winning the election like just kind of thought he's like oh this whole thing's right for frauds while just shit on it the whole time and then i'll i'll win somehow so it's there's a lot of that. Oh by the way one fuck little thing that he said that i was really surprised. Didn't get more media attention. I didn't see anyone mentioned this anywhere. And you have to listen to the whole fucking our. I don't remember where it is exactly. But he does say at one point to this brad. Raffin burger guy that he he goes like he's insulting him and then at one point he goes you. You might be a good lawyer. Could imagine you're a good lawyer. You gotta last name for it. And i was like oh shit but i mean like i didn't really take it like as anything shitty. I thought it was just kind of but it did seem to me to be like a jew lawyer joke which i surprised but i heard that like it got the reached out of ood that that's a spicy meatball but i haven't seen anything on the press jump on that but you know i get not that i thought were your lady. It figures he'd be mission about this. Yeah it was kind of like that. But but but but it really. It's funny because we're all we're looking at the same thing but my my take away from it is almost the opposite of what the corporate press has taken away from it. Which i guess. Isn't that surprising. Given how i see things and how they see things but like i've almost like oh. Wow i can't believe there isn't more authoritarianism. I can't believe he's not threatening people with something you know like that. That's almost what my guess would. That's kind of what my guess would be about. All of these secret conversations with presidents that there is some type of light. Wink wink threat here. you do what i want you to do or we can make life very unpleasant for you. There really wasn't. It was just your stupid and this is obviously a fraud. And why. why haven't you gotten to the bottom of You know this this fraud and the guys was kind of like you know not seeing it. Nbc to go. Nobody likes joe biden. Quit telling me that people voted for him. I know no one likes him. Do you like joe biden. No likes him. Well it's this point where he's like you know again. It's like what what comes through in this. Is that trump really. You know shockingly doesn't really seem to have a very grasp on the details. He's just convinced he was robbed. So there's one point in the phone call where he's like. He's he's saying he's like look. You had others absentee ballots that our military people and they're coming in. Oh for joe biden and everybody knows i dominate the military. The military comes in for me and the guy's like well. The absentee ballots aren't just military..
"a. contest" Discussed on Civics 101
"They received over one hundred submissions nations from across the country. This is civics one. I'm Hannah McCarthy I'm Jay and today we are bringing you the winners of our student contest or the only stipulation was that these stump speeches had to be a minute long and we received a huge diversity of topics we got gun control. Raise the age requirement for purchasing a gun to be at least twenty one years old partisanship. Addison ship in America's political climate of polarization and even factionalism that seems to reflect on his portrayal of Florence Unit. He's the most rational solution to our problems of a lot about immigration immigration overall. I consider that the government should try and help the immigrants as much as possible or is border patrol and continued the border wall construction. And there's things that just plain plane work when it comes to these. The team at the website fivethirtyeight they have a wonderful project called the perfect presidential stump speech where they lay out some tips. Like repetition can be good or always do things in threes. And you're always supposed to say this is the most important election of our lifetime and yet to end with an. It's not about me. It's not about this election. It's about this other thing that I've been talking about right. So the entire civics WANNA one team met and we deliberated liberated at length and then we finally voted and we selected three stump speeches as this year's winners but we've put all the finalists on our website. And you can listen to them at civics went to one. PODCAST CAST DOT org slash contest. We didn't just want to air the speeches without understanding their broader political context so we brought in someone who lives and breathes politics. Nick professor of government at Fairleigh consider university. You Know Nick. Scientists have since the twelfth century doctors only started being called doctors medical doctors in the sixteen hundreds. So we're the OJI doctors news you can use so Hannah and the og Dr Dan. Let's do this first. I contest winner. Haley Chang from Arcadia High School in California China corporations are responsible for the majority of global emissions and they must be held legally accountable for their actions. When businesses make decisions about manufacturing? They do not consider the environment because they hardly hardly feel the consequences and if these companies can still make more profit by ignoring environmental implications. They will do so so corporations she not get away with making a profit at the expense of our plant. We simply cannot stop the path of climate change as America it does not take the drastic measures to regulate colossal corporations who are the brunt of the problem. Climate change is a threat on the planetary scale and awards a solution on the planetary scale so as president I would make should. Big Businesses are held accountable and uphold the government's ultimate responsibility elite to protect their citizens.
"a. contest" Discussed on Fresh Air
"They just loved it and they loved all of the soft power for lack of a better word that comes with basketball. They you know they were wearing Kobe. Bryant Jerseys and it it just just sort of spoke to something there and the and the NBA took off and I interviewed NBA officials over the years as they were building this larger and larger market. And then this is last fall. We all remember there. Was this moment when the general manager of the Houston Rockets. Not Somebody who has much of a public profile. Really Daryl Morey wrote a tweet in favor ever of the protests in Hong Kong and he deleted it but it caused a firestorm in China where people erupted and said that he insulted the Chinese people who was totally inappropriate root for him to express his support for the Hong Kong protests in overnight the NBA found itself under attack they removed the products addicts associated with the Houston Rockets that were for sale in China. You Stopped Broadcasting Games. They demanded that Darryl Maury be fired in the NBA did did not. I should say immediately. Stand up for free speech. Actually I did offer this very obsequious apology and Chinese in which it said that it was wrong for Daryl Morey to it said what he said and that caused an uproar in the United States. I mean it was it was like one of the few things that has unified Democrats and Republicans in Washington. Winton was revulsion at the way that the Chinese statement from the NBA had had Endorsed that that. Crackdown on on those views and and the NBA ultimately came to a more sustainable position. They said look. This is GONNA cost US money if we speak our mind China but we have to stand up for our values. Adam Silver the Commissioner Jenner said. We are an American company and our values travel with us and they are still to this day being punished by the Chinese government. Their Games are not being broadcast as much as before. It's hard it's harder to buy. NBA Merchandise than it was but that is the kind of confrontation that is happening all the time and it never gets attention and I think there's a growing recognition that that's just not a way to conduct yourself as an American company. We're really as global company that you have to stand up for something Even if it might cost you a bit of access to a market But because frankly at home American American citizens American buyers will we'll look upon that as a as really sort of shameful concession and they should think twice about it so the tweet from the general manager of the Houston Rockets about standing running with the protesters in Hong Kong that ended up costing the NBA. A lot of money. Like what are you. What do they estimate it's cost them? We haven't seen a number but hundreds words of millions would be a reasonable guess. I mean it's a vast market for them they they're NBA. China operation is estimated to be worth four billion dollars or more more so the idea that it would be closed down would be Fundamentally costly to them but I think one of the things that gets lost in this and it's really interesting is that actually the NBA has more leverage than they might have thought sure they will lose some business but it's a very profitable business anyway and on top of it. The Chinese government can't really afford to kick the NBA out because the NBA is tremendously popular. In China I mean we joke about the sometimes that the greatest risk to political stability in China would be to ban the NBA. Because you'd have all of the young men military-age young men suddenly very angry. But there's some truth to that the the Chinese government can't kick out the NBA and so sometimes American companies are going too far too fast to curb their own values in order to meet Eh. They imagine are the expectations of the Chinese government. When in fact it's there are strength in numbers and if more American companies stood up for what they believed to be the values that they represent then may might not find it as They might find that they have more latitude than they expected. My guest is Evan. Osnos a staff writer for the New Yorker. His new article is is titled The Future of America's contest with China. We'll.
"a. contest" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Maggio. It's the bedroom beats maker making hits for Drake and Nicki Menaj and the woman trying to get her money bad from Ben Mo- planet money from NPR. Let's get back to my interview with Evan. Osnos a staff writer for the New Yorker. His new article is titled The Future of America's contest with China. You you were mentioning. How China under president she has been trying to close down some Western influence? China has been censoring answering American movies. And for example you quote in your New Yorker piece. The version of the movie about queen deleted all references to Freddie Mercury. Being Gay so as you point out like there's an alternate universe in China where Freddie Mercury was never gay and that's happening with other movies too and and as Jude Apple Tau points out in your piece if you WanNa make a movie and you expect to have like major studio backing forward. You can't have anything negative about China. And they won't they won't do it studio. Won't the studio knows it will lose. ooh A huge market. And it won't back you. Yeah yeah that gets to such an interesting question. which is you know? What can we do essentially To try to shape this Conflict or at this contest over the last ten years ten fifteen years Hollywood really became just kind of blandly consenting in censoring movies in order to get them into the Chinese market so for instance cutting out the fact that Freddie Mercury was gay and or on a really too much more often. It's things like they can't be movies. That would talk about the internment of Muslims in Sindh John or treatment of Tibetans. Abedin's those kinds of subjects are off limits for western filmmakers. I mean to this day Richard Gere. Who made a movie about The treatment of Tibetans is essentially persona non grata in China. Because he put that subject on film and it's it's become Not just in China but it's also made it harder for him to work in Hollywood believe it or not and what what you're seeing now is I think a sense of a sudden awareness of what the impact of that has been because we thought for a long time. Enjoy appetite output this quite well we thought we were doing was introducing Western ideas and Liberty to Chinese markets by censoring movies and sending them. You know what we thought was at least ninety percent of it but actually what we were doing was creating a strange acculturation to the idea that the world saw things the the way that the Chinese government sees things that it doesn't want to have representation of gay life on screen and it doesn't WanNa have discussion of Chinese Muslims on screen and the reality of course is very different. And so it has built this pent-up energy in China that you know in a strange way by censoring our work and sending it there. We contributed to China's seclusion from the commerce real ordinary uncensored ideas in the world. And I think that's a subject that deserves it's real discussion. Should we be doing that in fact. Are we hurting our own interests by doing it. Then you have the whole collision of commerce versus human rights a a collision that became very visible with the NBA. Would you tell that story. Yeah that was a fascinating one I mean. NBA has had this charmed existence in China China. Going back now twenty years when I moved there in two thousand five I remember watching kids play basketball on the local basketball court. They were there every day. You know rain or shine. They just loved it and they loved all of the soft power for lack of a better word that comes with basketball. They you know they were wearing Kobe. Bryant Jerseys and it it just just sort of.
"a. contest" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Let's get back to my interview with Evan. Osnos who writes about politics and International Affairs for the New Yorker his new article the future of America's contest with China as about the increasingly unstable relationship attention between China and the US the impact of the trade war launched by president trump and how some people in the trump administration are planning for the possibility of a real war with China. osnos lived in and reported from China for eight years. So will you have described as very combustible situation we already have a trade war with China. China is militarizing. The South China Sea by building these artificial islands and making them basically into military bases And you have people in the trump administration including the secretary of State who see China as a as a threat to us as a global threat. Do you see the possibility hostility of a military encounter with China like we just have had with Iran. And who knows what happens next. Yes I do. And more importantly there are people across the political spectrum. Who Come to worry about that risk? The risk that you have a an incidental encounter some kind of collision some flash point. Let's say in the South China Sea and then you get into the kind of posturing and and esscalation ladder that we're seeing potentially with Iran and with China It would be very dangerous. China historically is is very sensitive to any attack on its national image. It's very sensitive to the idea of being humiliated And they've been very nationalistic and their language over the last few years amping up the public to be very sensitive to any slight so there is a there's a lot of there's a lot of dry kindling around and I was struck terror over the last few months I talked to people with very different politics. People like Henry Kissinger and then a Yale historian named Arnie Weston. Austin who both envision something similar which is they worry that the United States and China are separating into two rival blocs like the old eastern turn block in the Western bloc and they're defined partly by ideology around democracy or D- around authoritarianism and they're also defined partly by technology. China has its its own technology companies. It's standards and that when you have that sort of building blocks and the separating of the world that is the precursor cursor to a serious conflict. That's the kind of thing we had before World War One and that can sound like an exotic comparison. It sounds dramatic and maybe over dramatic. But that's not my comparison that's what serious historians and strategists are saying in a lot of places That we need to be alert to that risk because that is the underlying threat here my understanding standing of World War One as part of the reason why we went to wars at all the countries. We're basically playing a game of chicken. Assuming nobody's really going to go to war and then something in kind of lit. The fuse and suddenly there was a World War exactly and Henry Kissinger said to me that if you had asked the leaders of all those countries countries after the war was over whether they would have ever imagined that this could happen whether they would have made the choices they made they said obviously not. We did not imagine that we were on this. Pathway that we were on towards war was it we slept you know. The term is we were sleepwalking into it and this is where leadership is so essential official. There's a great term that Historian Richard Rosencrantz uses to describe the origins of World War. One and he says you know it was not for abstract historical reasons that this happened happened. It happened because of what he calls the tyranny of small things this mountain of daily decisions that are made every hour inside the White House inside Joan in high the Chinese leadership compound. These are the kinds of things that keep you safe. Put you on a trajectory to conflict. So the decision about whether to add to use the Iran example whether to take out Qassem Sulamani if you transpose that into a Chinese context That constant measuring of risk and execution seven is very dangerous and the tyranny of small. Things is the thing that we should be focused on and the thing. We should be trying to buttress. Well what did President Trump's leadership sure when it came to taking out so money and handling around. What has that told? Drew about how trump might behave In dealing with China say there's even an accidental military incident in the South China Sea. I think the risk that we face with Donald Trump's form of leadership leadership is that even though he ran for office saying that he wanted to pull American troops out of the Middle East and and bring people home he has also shown that he is very temperamental. There's a kind of reflexive way in which. This is partly about him looking strong and him wanting to represent his own image. In the world and those split-second split-second decisions are crucial. The second and third order effects the kinds of things you have to consider before you take action. Those are the results else of serious policymaking and what we know so far about this decision to kill customs. Hula money is that there was not the kind of analysis of the second and third order effects. What what happens on days four five and six not just what happens immediately and if you put that in context the U. S. China relationship? It could be very volatile. I'll give you a real world example in two thousand one. A lot of US forget that there was a collision between Chinese jet and an American plane over the South China Sea and the the Chinese jet crashed into the ocean and the American plane landed on Hainan Island. It was a very tense diplomatic stand-off the American crew was essentially held hostage by the Chinese. He's and it took weeks of very careful and subtle and patient diplomacy to get the Americans home without inflaming this nationalistic `nationalistic change population and both sides ended up going home. They came up with a a kind of fairly massaged diplomatic agreement in which neither side I apologize. They both got to go home declare themselves winters. It was pretty deft diplomacy and it worked and the fear. You hear this constantly when you talk to people in the Pentagon elsewhere these days is that if we were faced with a similar moment today do we have the do we have the diplomatic skill and subtlety to be able to do that again when the stakes are much much higher. Do we even have the staff. There are so many vacant positions in the State Department. That's true and those positions are vacant. And then also those lines of communication Russian between US and the Chinese are dormant. A lot of those dialogues. A lot of those literal sometimes literal forms of communication hotlines between the two countries. Those does have atrophied or they've been abandoned in some cases and we don't have as much. We don't even have the kinds of protocols about managing small-scale incidents incidents at sea that we had with the Soviets those little agreements which seems so banal most of the time become hugely important in a moment of crisis. And we have not built that kind of architecture detector that peacekeeping architecture which you need for moments That inevitably come up. One of trump's positions on China is what what he's described or what others have described as uncoupling. What does that mean? One remarkable measure of the level of integration between these two economies. Mies is that even during this period starbucks has been opening a new store in China every fifteen hours so you have this. Incredible level of economic integration and win Donald Trump came into politics one of the first things he said one of the consistent things he said was we need to unwind that uncoupling decoupling and so you've seen gestures in that direction. He has set a couple of times that he wants American companies to pull out of China. Now look realistically. That's not going to happen. American companies want more access to China. They don't want less but what you are seeing. Their has begun this process of kind of political old decoupling almost a psychological decoupling in which these two countries that were becoming more integrated in institutions and in commerce have begun to separate great themselves out culturally and temperamentally in two separate worlds so trump is a bit of a wildcard. He's very impulsive As we've seen in the meantime president she is more authoritarian than Chinese presidents from the recent past fast and is more of communist more seriously communist. So can you elaborate on that for us. Yeah it's really striking. I mean anybody who's been involved in China. China live there in the last decade or two is struck by how repressive it feels in Beijing. These days siege in paying came to power in two thousand twelve twelve and over the last eight years. He has removed term limits on himself so he can stay in office pretty much as long as he chooses a sixty six years old and there is no obvious sunset on his On his tenure and as he has been in office he he really believes and this goes to the core of who he is. He was raised in a Communist Party household in Beijing. His father was one of the founding revolutionaries of the country that the way to defend China's interest. It's honor is to be more communist than it's ever been he he. He really believes fundamentally in strengthening the Communist Party he says it should control everything. North South South East West within China. And that's just a big change from the direction. It was on even ten years ago when sons this growing openness towards towards the West there were more movies and television and Internet things coming in from the West and China has really rolled that back. I'm just to go down. The list has to websites that are inaccessible in China. It's everything from Google facebook the New York Times The Washington Post. It's it's it's become secluded in in ways that it simply wasn't a decade ago and as it has become more secluded more wary more afraid of Western influence and Western politics that has sharpened this confrontation with the West because China now very explicitly see Jinping especially talks about the risks of what the the Communist Party's always called peaceful evolution. The idea that Western influence would undermine the Communist. Party's hold on power and that makes this confrontation. That's really been one of the drivers drivers that has pushed this contest into a tougher period. My guest is Evan Osnos who writes about politics and Foreign Affairs for the New Yorker. His new article is titled The Future of America's contest with China. We'll talk more after we take a short break. This is fresh air support for. NPR comes from from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org planet. Money is the man who popularized recycling by making a deal with the.
"a. contest" Discussed on The Forecast with Harry Enten
"Always visit CNN.com. Had to give that plug in so in our final episode. We have decided to take a break from the face. Offs offs happening in Washington and on the campaign trail to battle it out amongst ourselves. Yes we are having an end of your showdown in a contest of wonky political trivia. Harry will quiz John. I on Electoral Trivia. John Will Quiz Harry Ni- On Presidential Trivia and I will be quizzing these to find gentleman on impeachment Trivia. I'm going to go down so bad in that same. I know nothing about impeachment. Thank God I mean here we go send the Barlow. He's he's like Okay David on our podcast team. He is keeping score and I have paid him handily so I will be winning and let the wonky longest most political junkiest of us all win. Harry are you going. I apparently I am questions here. Shoot you are you ready okay service. I'm the modern error. The only major party presidential nominee who did not win a plurality of the the primary slash caucuses that year morality primary. Such causes that your weight John F. Kennedy No. No Oh the modern Lemme Lemme Lemme twelve year old. JFK district a modern error is from Nine Hundred Seventy Two Onward Aka that we have the primaries the Caucasus. So Oh well well now you're gonNA technical I mean should i. Should I just wait. You can re read it again quickly. In the Modern Era Sadikin in seventy two onward the only major party nominee who did not win a plurality that is the most compared to the other candidates a primary slash Caucasus. Honestly how did they win then govern now okay just. I don't know the answer was Walter Mondale in Nineteen eighty-four really because the states that he would've one would have had the more delegates in them obviously. And that. Of course Gary Hart actually won a plurality of Gary. Hart's boat's name monkey the business trivia that. I like I think's a little easier. The non incumbent in the modern era seventy two onward to win every primary and caucus that year the only non incumbent to win every primary caucus that year Ronald Reagan. No no Al Gore yes. Why is that so known? I mean just process of elimination which he tries to get the earliest presidential election in which which both major major party vice presidential nominees are still alive. Wait don't you neither so complicated. How you read them read? Read it again. The earliest presidential election in which both major party vice presidential nominees are still alive. What's the the answer? Is the seventy six yes. Kate is upset celebrity jeopardy. Then you're doing pretty Hewlett said your the word is GonNa come across. Go figure all right. The last vice is president sitting or otherwise to run for a party's nomination and lose it. Joe Biden Yeah. We it wasn't he didn't have to be like Av. Av Av pay. Yes and no three. P. Nominate okay. Okay and not when I mention God. It's good it's good question. Did Wallace know with three to one. No one has an answer is who think it is did know. H didn't didn't go and then lose and then go no. The answer is two thousand. Dan Quayle ran all right Saito potato potato right. That's a good ellen okay. This one's a little bit. I believe the only candidate to win. The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary and then lose his party's nomination Asian. This person. One Iowa and New Hampshire. Yes I will say that. The George W Bush nineteen eighty now. Technically uncommitted also was up there with him. But did you speak Spanish God. The man who won didn't win no nineteen ninety-six now ninety nine hundred other now sucks the correct answer grow was Edmund Muskie nine hundred seventy two. He cried on the back of a truck yes no and he didn't cry. It was the snow I know. See this kind of Trivia. I know it was snowing. It was. That's that's right back. The pickups the last major party of presidental nominee who lost a primary who lost ran twice lost and then one on his third try the last nominee who the last person who ran twice loss and then one on the third try the nominee which is what Joe Biden trying to do right so who ooh pulled who pulled an almost biden right okay. That would be.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Wicked game is sponsored by simplisafe a recent Gallup survey shows Americans worry more about burglary than almost any other crime more than mugging and terrorism more than car theft murder maybe that's because there are over two million burglaries reported every year that's one every thirteen seconds but what's a st things that only one in five homes have home security may be because most companies really don't make it easy to hassle to shop around scheduled installer and often it's expensive that's why safe is my top choice simplisafe makes it easy there's no contract hidden fees or fine print prices are always fair honest around the clock monitoring of every door win Ndo in room is just fifteen dollars a month but simply safe's video verification technology is the real standout when alarm is triggered simply safe visually confirms that the skin is happening allowing police to get to the scene three and a half times faster than other home security companies visit simplisafe dot com slash elections and you'll get free shipping and sixty day risk-free trial so you've got nothing to lose go now and be sure you go to simplisafe dot com slash elections so they know we sent you that simplisafe dot com slash actions it's all seventeen ninety six two men on horseback make their way through a small town in Northumberland county over one hundred miles north west Pennsylvania the riders are traveling light bare necessities only they've journeyed hundreds of miles making their way around Pennsylvania drumming up support for their presidential candidate of choice Vice President John how's the two writer stop in front of a saloon on the outskirts of town there's an older gentleman on his way inside as the old man makes his way up a small flight stairs for one of the writers dismounts and calls out to him excuse me Sir a moment of your time why not one writer launches into a prepared speech the same speech he's been making for days to any Pennsylvanian who will listen the justice simple vote for your state electors and when you do vote the federalist ticket but the older gentlemen doesn't seem receptive Hell I don't even know who's running with that's what this is the other writer and the old man a small piece of paper election ticket with fifteen names on it fifteen federalist electors. We've done the hard work for you all you have to do is take this with you when you go to vote all right easy enough I remember both federalists as the writers mount their horses Gallop into town the old man stares at the ticket for a moment he doesn't recognize single name just as he's about to slip it in his pocket and head inside here's the sound of another horse approaching another man dressed in black stops in front of the saloon he quickly dismounts ties up his horse and saunters up to the old man where those two gentlemen bothering you I suppose you could say that they can see that ticket the old man hence the gentleman in black his ticket would you mind if I take this on and all those names mean nothing in the meet what about Thomas mckean certainly you know him don't you judge mckean of course who do you want to pick the next president judge mckean or these nobodies.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Two days after the meeting in his office Hamilton requested the Mariah Reynolds Papers James Monroe kept the originals and copies prepared for Hamilton the task of taking those copies was given to a man named John Beckley a longtime friend of Thomas Jefferson the clerk for the House of Representatives and a future political operative for the re Publican's if Beckley had made more than one set of copies of the Mariah Reynolds papers there's little doubt he showed them to Hamilton's greatest political enemy Thomas Persson days after meeting with the three statesmen Hamilton wrote Tis the militias intrigues to stab me in the dark against which I am too often obliged to guard myself off the Mariah Reynolds affair would hang over Hamilton's head for years to come in early May of seventeen ninety three Hamilton received a letter from an old friend Henry Lee Virginia Lee wrote was I with you I would talk an hour with doors bolted and windows shut as my heart is much afflicted by some whispers which I have heard Hamilton was a rising political star had he desired to run for president he would have had strong support from the federalists and potentially the endorsement of George Washington but Alexander Hamilton never expressed any outward intention to run not in seventeen ninety six and not ever in his biography of Hamilton author and historian Ron ensure no offers an interesting theory as to why in the fall of seventeen ninety six a man named Noah webster the editor of the Minerva a federalist newspaper floated Hamilton's name as a candidate for president according to gossip journalist James T callender shortly after the Minerva endorsement a Republican operative confronted Hamilton New York to inform him that if webster should in future print a single paragraph on that head the Reynolds affair would be laid before the world after that Noel Webster kept his mouth shut about Alexander Hamilton perhaps Hamilton new his personal mistakes made his candidacy impossible perhaps he was worried about preserving his marriage to his wife Eliza or the reputation of George Washington whatever the reason the presidency was something Hamilton never sought in modern times candidates typically plan their campaigns for years in advance they put themselves forward they vie for the party is nomination in a primary us to whittle down candidates to a single national ticket but in seventeen ninety six the modern system would have seemed outlandish appalling even the notion of campaigning was considered scandalous party tickets or running mates were not even contemplated by the constitution and the idea of political parties was reviled the George Washington had never sought the office and he never made public overtures advocating for himself and so the upcoming contest Adams and Jefferson would side by the precedent Washington had set in February of seventeen ninety six Adams would write to his wife I am determined to be a silent spectator of the silly and wicked game still in spite of public sentiment the two political factions were maturing into Organiz parties leaders in Congress recognized the need to bring together the verse interests of the States and achieve national unity and in the late seventeen ninety s a new partisan system of choosing candidates emerged months before George Washington officially announced his intention not to seek a third term Republicans were already hard at work putting the new system into play in April of seventeen ninety six publican members of Congress met in a secret caucus it was arguably the first National Party caucus in American political history and the origin of a nominating says that would come to be called King Caucus at this meeting the leadership of each state unanimously agreed to back Thomas Jefferson for president their cards well and with great promptitude and decision for the lack of open political campaigning? By presidential candidates left avoid ripe for exploitation the war of political ideas would be fought not in the halls of Congress or the seats of power but in the small towns and rural communities of a key battleground state could sway the entire outcome of seventeen ninety six election Pennsylvania.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"It's December Fifteenth Seventeen Ninety two at Alexander Hamilton's office at the State Department in Philadelphia the nation's temporary capital Amilton sits at his desk poring over documents and dispatches come and three Republican statesman stand in the doorway congress when Frederick Muhlenberg Congressman Abraham B Venable and Senator James Monroe well this is certainly surprise what can I do for You Gentlemen Mullen steps forward and leads off we have an important matter to discuss by all means I'm afraid it's rather delicate Mr Hamilton then close the door hundred would you care to sit no we won't be long venable and Monroe hang back near the door STOIC and silent mode takes the lead we have discovered Mr Hamilton what can only be described as a rather improper connection between you and one Mr James Reynolds Hamilton flares red with anger sirs leave the room at once Mr Hamilton I do not appreciate being accused of impropriety in my own office understand Mr Hamilton we do not take the fact for established though I must admit the evidence is rather convincing what evidence Oliver as a series of documents on Hamilton's desk see for yourself as Hamilton thumbs through the stack of Ladders Momberg asks do you deny you wrote these letters to James Reynolds in writing his mind Sir and then sinks into his seat and lays the letters on his desk we did not seek these out miserable that they were given plus we contemplated laying the matter before the president but we thought you had the right to know I that might offer an explanation we mean you no ill will sir we are here out of a sense of public duty Hamilton believes Momberg's only duty is to Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans but he pushes down his anger maintains his composure and offers a measured reply. There is a pecuniary connection between Mr Reynolds and myself I do not deny the letters to our authentic yet you mistake their meaning how so I have done nothing improper in my role as Treasury Secretary as it happens gentlemen is within my power light additional documents that will remove all doubt as to the true nature of this business. Where are these documents at my home if you gentlemen would be my guest this evening Happily put the matter to rest with suffice you Mr Mumber Muhlenberg looks to venable and Monroe to nod silence agreement this evening I trust you can see yourselves out thank you for your cans thank you for acting upon your sense of duty.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Thomas Knocks was America's first lighthouse keeper and longtime friend of John and Abigail Adams in June of seventeen eighty eight the knox brothers and thousands of Bostonians gathered to celebrate the return of a foul ending father and Massachusetts Native John Adams Adams was away in Europe for five years during his time there he served in a variety of diplomatic hosts including the first ever American minister to Great Britain when he left for Europe Adams was already something of a national celebrity he played an integral role the continental Congress and in the creation of the declaration of independence he served two terms as George Washington's vice president but his political ambitions did not stop with the second highest office in the Land Adams wanted to be president and in the eyes of many in his political party the federalists Adams was George Washington's heir apparent but not everyone agreed Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the opposition faction the Democratic Republicans or often just Republicans Jefferson did not want an Adams presidency he wanted the office for himself but the threats to Adams presidency were not confined to the other side of the aisle there was another federal plus politician with grand political ambitions Washington's right hand man the nation's first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton the election of seventy ninety six the first contested election in US history was defined by partisan bickering political maneuvering and in the case of Alexander Hamilton personal we US this is episode three seventeen ninety six the first contest Zander Hamilton was one of the most impactful figures in American political history the orphaned immigrant from the Caribbean who rose to became the nation's first treasury secretary under George Antony was the leader of the federalists and the creator of the Modern Day financial system his name carries the weight of a Washington and Adams or Jefferson and yet Hamilton never ran for president the story of why began as Hamilton wrote some time in the summer of the year seventeen ninety one as Hamilton explained a woman called at my house in the city of Philadelphia and asked to speak with me and private I attended her into a room apart from the family her name was Mariah rental what's beguiling twenty three year old woman told Hamilton a sad story about her husband James Reynolds as Hamilton explained Mariah told him that James had treated her very cruelly and had left her to live with another woman and in so destitute a condition that though desirous of returning to her friends she had not the means Hamilton expressed his sympathy but explained that she called on him at an inopportune moment he showed her out and told her he would deliver her a small amount of money later that evening Hamilton made good on his promise as he explained in the evening I put a back bill in my pocket and went to the House I enquired from Mrs Reynolds and was shown upstairs at the head of which she met me and conducted me into a bedroom I took the bill out of my pocket and gave it to her some conversation ensued from what she was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary con relation would be acceptable this would be the first of many rendezvous between Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds as Hamilton would later recall I had frequent meetings. with her most of them at my own house but the whole affair was a set-up Mariah and her husband had laid a trap and soon Hamilton was making frequent Huffman any payments to the husband who was threatening to expose Hamilton's infidelity Hamilton had every reason to want to keep the scandal under wraps his wife Elisa for one political ambitions for another but perhaps though there was still yet another reason his relationship with President George Washington since the war Hamilton had been Washington most trusted adviser if Hamilton secret were to be made public who would bring shame not only on him but on George Washington men Hamilton loved and feared in equal measure by falling into the arms of Moore Reynolds Hamilton was giving his enemies ammunition and he was putting himself and his own career in the line of fire.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Makes his way down the long winding flight of steps as fast as he can when he reaches the bottom he runs for the shore POPs in a pilot boat and pushes out in the direction of the ship in the listens he hears church bells ringing looks back towards the shore and sees a massive crowd of people gathering at the dock his boat meets Lucretia justice she makes her way into the harbor you do it right if you're ready to boost your business do it with wicks go to wax dot com that's W. I. X. Dot Com and use code elections to get ten percent.
"a. contest" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"It's Tuesday June seventeenth seventeen eighty eight on a tiny rocky island at the head of the Boston lighthouse the first lighthouse station on the North American continent originally the tower was erected to detect enemy vessels but today the lighthouse keepers not on the list out for a British worship but instead he and his brother are waiting for the arrival of a very special guest when when we be here any moment now everything in order certainly hope so for days the citizens of Boston have been hard at work preparing for this momentous occasion Boston about all the stops governor John Hancock lent his private coach they'll be a parade a citywide celebration a private reception at the guest of honor home in Beacon Hill but the younger brothers not in a celebratory mood not yet right now he looks concerned what do you think you'll make it of course he any trip on the high seas is dangerous what a journey across the Atlantic Ocean is one of the most dangerous journeys ball and this particular vessel is carrying precious cargo true American royalty just and the younger brother points to the horizon look the lighthouse keeper reaches for his telescope and in the distance he sees her sales Lucretia returns to his brother sound the canons right away the lighthouse keeper lighthouse keeper looks up and on the deck of the ship stands the man all Boston has been waiting for his wife by his side. The lighthouse keeper holds hand in the air and gives a welcoming wave man waves back a big smile on his face his wife is smiling to the lighthouse keeper can't help but smile back after five long years in London the most famous man in Massachusetts is finally back where he belongs John Adams.
"a. contest" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Presidential contest and <hes> kyle says to wrap this up a joe biden gave some remarks and he's important because he one is a former vice president and he's the leading democratic contender under for the nomination so what did how did he react to this strategy well. He's speaking this afternoon in iowa and so there have i've been some quotes from his prepared remarks that are being imported. Now we'll have to see what he actually says <hes> but the quotes from the prepared remarks as as are being leaked. <hes> <hes> are pretty divisive. We talk about <hes>. Kim was talking about how you know. Trump uses some explosive language sometimes but i don't think it helps matters when <hes> the other side tried using similar language so here are some quotes from the prepared remarks quote. How far is it from trump saying this is an invasion to the shooter in el paso declaring quote his his attack is a response to hispanic invasion of texas not far at all so that is basically placing responsibility for this massacre at the president's feet <hes> joe biden the the the speech portions of the speech that have been leaked so far. He's going to say quote where president has more in common with george wallace austin george washington. I mean come on. Nobody says that nobody thinks that the president united states to donald trump is a segregationist <hes> you know adding to matters enters beto rourke. His quote was <hes>. This is the most racist president we've had since perhaps andrew johnson woodrow wilson re segregated the federal government right right <hes> <hes> so i just to democrat right just to just to sum that up i mean i i i completely agree that. Some of the president's rhetoric has been very over the top and very inflammatory <hes> but what we're getting from the other side is just the same is is just in kind right okay. We're going to leave it there <hes> i. I want to switch to something that's related to this because in wake of these shootings people are feeling frustrated and there's a lot of effort to do something thing about weapons you know we have the renewed calls for both gun control <hes> for <hes> restrictions on so called assault rifles and so forth but kim before i get into the details of this i wanna talk a little bit about the debate and the culture because it seems to me that there is a bright line in america today. One one of the biggest gaps between people in washington are people on on the coasts and so forth <hes> like us who are not familiar with with firearms and and people from all across the middle of the united states for whom it's an everyday thing and <hes> it the way the language in which were speaking seeking is just incredible and i think the divide is so great for example the three of us. I am <hes>. I am <hes> from a family. My dad was an f._b._i. Agent so we had a gun in the house but none of the kids were interested in guns. We're not really a gun fan. We're not antigun but we're not. We're not that interested but kim you and kyle both grew up in cultures where people owned weapons right and <hes> you see this caricatured as though gun owning americans are all white supremacist militia people right and and it leads to when we talk about the ignorance for example my understanding of an assault rifle. It's well and good to say well. We people shouldn't have these weapons and we should ban them. We can't even define them. How do we them well. I mean it's an incredibly ably it's why also there there is such anger and frustration about watching this debate play out for so many people in the country <hes> i did grow up in a household that had a lot of firearms. <hes> and i still live in a culture where most people have firearms. I have the myself and i use them for a range. Ah ranges of them. You know ones that you use for hunting ones that we use for trap shooting ones that we used for target shooting ones that we use for self defense and so for those of us who are very familiar with firearms you watch this debate and it almost makes your jaw drop because you see all these democrats kratz for instance running around saying let's ban an assault weapon. Okay we'll tell me what is an assault weapons and the reason that they don't and they can't is because basically their definition f- initiative is it's a gun just like any other semiautomatic hunting rifle that it looks a little bit scarier. Features editor subtracted right right but you know the the comparison. I like to give to people who don't understand this is let's say you own a big pickup truck and i own a big pickup truck and and they're exactly the same in terms of their engine there make their model their size their weight everything except for you have fancy you know chrome running rails on on yours and lights on the top and fancy wing mirrors okay. Your accessories are nicer than might have a better rate. Your accessories aren't going to help you one bit. If we both drive our trucks down the street you know heaven forbid with the ill intention of running people over both could do an equal amount of damage. That's the difference between an assault old rifle or as they categorize it and any other semiautomatic rifle so when people say let's ban these you say to what purpose you could just go out and get another one that is still remains legal and do just as much damage with it. So why are we categorize it and i i think what upsets people as they know that really what this is about as it's an opportunity to ban some guns but then that gets people even more frustrated because e the era to what purpose other than to take away the rights of law abiding americans nearly every gun that is used in a crime <hes> the most crimes let something like eighty percent percent of gun crimes are ones that were bought off the street. They're illegal <hes> and they have nothing to do with the legally owned guns in the country. Let me a kyle. I think <hes> <hes> you know the storm going to relate. Kyle moved into my town in new jersey and i went over the night. He moved in just to see if he needed help. Bring a bed upstairs. I didn't know anyone was over and he had a lot of family members helping to move in and we i was talking about this with his dad and his dad was really funny. He said <hes>. I don't really have any desire for an a._r. Fifteen in but when people start telling me i can have one. I started feeling. I need but again kyle. Your dad. I mean uses uses firearms in the of course of his work right. I mean he has to shoot raccoons and different things off. You know office business and so forth. It's just a very different culture then again either living being in a very densely populated new jersey or manhattan right. I mean i think people out in the mid west out in the west view guns essentially as tools tools dangerous tools <hes> but you know we'd an arc welder in the shop grownup arc welder fracking really hurt your qilya <hes> but also the tool that you need sometimes <hes> <hes> so a couple of weeks ago i had a woodchuck <hes> that was digging into my foundation and i texted my dad and asked if he knew how to take care of this problem and he said well. I mean if it were me the ad get out the twenty two and i'd right here the woodchuck. You can't really do that in town but that's the normal course of business. If you are living in a rural area <hes> and i grew up in the mid west. I didn't even grew up in an area where they have wild animals. That can hurt you. You know gators wildcats. We didn't have any of that kind of stuff. <hes> similarly you know growing up in a a high school in rural area. You'd know when it was deer season because there'd be there'd be four or five guys gone that thursday friday 'cause they'd be out hunting so and they're not dangerous. I mean that's the point. They're not dangerous people in all these shootings. I don't think there's been a single n._r._a. Member that's been involved in any of these mass shootings right. Some some of the shootings have been stopped by <hes> n._r._a. Members or people that went through their program but there is this attempt to paint all these these people as closet whites nationalists or something or just disturbed angry people right right whereas firearms in lots of places in the country even even in <hes> blue places like vermont are just part of life <hes> and which is why bernie had to support them right and democrats love to talk about the power of the n._r._a. Array i mean if you watch the democratic debates recently <hes> the n._r._a. Was painted as the r- the only impediment to to fixing this problem with common sense gun control <hes> but the real problem obviously is millions and millions of people who own these weapons. I mean if you look at the the polling gallup asks has asked for decades. Do you a gun in your home. <hes> the two thousand eighteen number was forty three percent of americans <hes>. That's down a little bit so nineteen sixty two. It was forty nine percent of americans but it's it's not done very much. I mean that is tens of millions of people. I basically roughly half the country is <hes> has grown up with it. A chem <hes> again kyle and i live in suburban new jersey which is not friendly to firearms and you know our <hes> mutual friend. Gordon crovitz used to work for the paper yale. Law graduate used straight the rule of law column. I knew that gordon was philosophically pro second amendment just from his writings that he'd be very sad but i didn't know whether he owned a gun himself because he bought a place in long island and he said he didn't and then he asked me and i said i wouldn't know what to write on my application in new jersey you know the reason i need one. He suggested because i don't trust the government. I said that would work for james managing but not for madison new jersey. I'd have you know forty swat teams on me me but that speaks to something again this this this effort to talk are these law-abiding people who own guns and use them properly. Yeah i mean i own as kyle said. I own a lot of power tools that are very dangerous. I don't want my kids using them. <hes> and i use them very carefully but there is an effort to <hes> <hes> to target people and deep down the rich and the democratic party is confiscation isn't it i mean the the the model that they have is australia. Australia really had a massacre in tasmanian. I nine hundred ninety six and they responded by confiscating. Almost everyone's guns in deep down. If you scratch salona these people pushing the gun control. Isn't that what they want. I think some of the candidates the democratic candidates are hinting at that well not even hinting and by the way this this gets to the the disconnect..
"a. contest" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook
"Yeah and they say oh i guess i will use this time to do things for myself romy too so they're doing stuff for me and i'm doing stuff for me if you're gonna go to the beach it's picture make sure that you're making a sandcastle podcast studio and that there's a little sand hayes inside and there's a little sandy clem dog and that there's a little sand joe winger in there going like hey guys gotta run gotta go pasta factory so that because we can use that yes that is the kind of thing that we actually want to talk about do we do a sandcastle contest do we do a big drawing contests and see who tin draw the best pictures some other shows have had a good idea to have their fans do a bunch of work to promote their own show and that gives me an idea let's can't join winger in here help us do this to to bring some of your board meeting tactics some of the magic you did for berea now that name is through the roof every those that loves that sketti and you've done marketing stuff for us before i think it was a whole ruling was sort of like a different thing but this is close i think it's close feels quite enough i need really hope it as well you guys are one hundred percent right because you should be doing these sort of contest just because it's a fun way to interact to and ryan that we did that worked well at berea is getting people at home you are eating the pasta.
"a. contest" Discussed on Stories Podcast
"Hello welcome to stories podcast i'm your host amanda weldon today story is called a contest of the gods a classic story from greek mythology adapted by daniel hinds today we'd like to say a special thank you to theo and clara and their family phoenix and poly reeves and their family tyler from chicago and his family and new reimi an alba and their family thank you so much alba arimi tyler pauley phoenix clara and theo you're part of what makes it possible for us to continue to produce fund news stories for our listeners if you would like to support stories podcast and receive a thank you and a future episode please head to patriotic dot com slash stories and make a pledge then sent an email to amanda at stories podcast dot com and let us know who to thank for as little as one dollar per month our patriotic subscribers also gain access to a special commercial free feed with all of our past episodes on it the feed works with any podcast player and you can email us if you need help setting it up thanks enjoy the episode a contest of the gods long ago in ancient greece a beautiful new city was formed though it had noname it was the greatest city in all the world it's people were kind and clever the inventors of architecture and democracy it's fields were green and ripe and its trees were heavy with fruit even its buildings were beautiful they were made of marble and their sides rose and fell in graceful arches like rainbows frozen white.