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Equal Too: How We Change the Law for Disabled People
"Today over one point two billion people around the world are living with a disability. We make up fifteen percent of the global population and yet despite many countries establishing laws to protect our rights. No disabled person is immune to discrimination. Last year across thirty six police forces in england and wales more than seven thousand three hundred disability hate crimes were reported but only one point six percent resulted in perpetrators being charged disability. Discrimination often called abe limb comes in many forms from not providing a wheelchair ramp or an interpreter. At a press briefing point six million spent on the new pressroom still no interpreter to more extreme breaches in human rights such as the practice of shackling or forced sterilization all around the world disabled people depend on laws to safeguard our rights in the uk. We have the equality act in the us as the ada in columbia. There's law sixteen eighteen and in australia. There's the disability discrimination act in some countries. These acts took disabled activists years of blood. Sweating tears to bring in. I highly recommend watching the oscar-nominated documentary creek camp to get an idea of how hard fought the. Ada was in the us but even when there are laws in place when researching for this podcast we came to find that more often than not it falls upon disabled people themselves to enforce those laws or in some cases outright change them
Don't Expect a New Nintendo Switch Soon
"Remember back in twenty seventeen. When the nintendo switch launched and had what were considered kind of cartoonish hd games while the xbox one and playstation forward targeting four k potential or the switch. Done pretty. well yeah absolutely. Abe reminds me of the we because it was doing something really unique in games they hadn't been done and that's part of the reason why it's so popular in fact the switch is still going strong and it's expected to surpass the nintendo we in sales and one hundred one point six million within the next year as antennas bestselling home system of switches expected to top one hundred ten million and could see even more because right now there's no announced successor to the switch even though there's been a lot of speculation in recent months that there might be an updated switch maybe called switch pro with new capabilities or a new system altogether But you know. I'm not sure if you know this kinda snuck up on me with the switch has been the top selling video game console in the us for the past thirty months. According to the research firm the npd group that's two and a half years that surpasses the previous longest streak at twenty one months held by the xbox three sixty now. We had several stories during the pandemic about the switch and animal crossing new horizons. How that game served as not only a diversion but also a critical communications channel for kids and families over the past year plus and other games have been big sellers with games on the switch accounting for half. npd's may top twenty bestselling games
Voting Underway in Ethiopia
"When ethiopia's prime minister abe hamad first came to power. He framed himself as the leader of law and order. Who would clear the way for the country's first free and fair elections well today. Millions of ethiopians will last had the chance to vote in parliamentary poll. But the twice delayed election is taking place amid raging famine and a devastating civil war in the northern tigray region. Well i'm joined now by. Mary harper the bbc's africa editor. Mary thanks for coming on. Millions are indeed going to the polls today. but it's certainly not the whole country. Why isn't everyone voting. Yes about a fifth of the constituencies in ethiopia are not holding elections today including a as you mentioned the whole of the tigray region which has been in a state of civil war since november last year. But even though the tigray has got the main kind of media interest and international focus because the situation there is so gruesome and basically hungary's being used as a weapon of war. There are lots of other parts of ethiopia. Weather's been ethnic insecurity Really over the last few years. Since the prime minister abe met came to power so people have been unable to vote in those regions as well which stretch across many different parts of ethiopia
Why Jon Van Fleet Thrives in Poker Where Others Fail
"This week's guest is john abe stalls vanfleet even one of the game's perennial crushes. He continues to grow and evolve in the game he recently started streaming on twitch and nearly instantly became one of the top stream as in poker. John's always good for some highly actionable wisdom so with that being said let's jump brighton. Joan welcome to the show. Happy to be here. And i wanted to have you back on the show. I'm so much is happening with twitch and with icr just your general success in the pike well we jump into all of that. I'd like to bring up. You know you've been in the poker world for a very long time in the nicest possible way you know. What do you think is allowed to be successful from that stage through still playing the begins now still having success now when no most everyone from the area's arison have moved out of the poco weld. What do you think the difference was. And what set. Jenny bean link. You know there's been a lot of ups and downs in poker in. I've i've fallen in pretty much every that that you can fall into when people ask me why survived when other people. Haven't i think it comes with a lot of things. I think it comes from the fact that i learned in the very beginning to put a system to the game to treat it like a business and to approach studying with a certain kind of intensity and i think that that ability to treat the game like a business is what helped me in the beginning but a lot of people did that right. I think what else helped me was. Just that like men. I like it the the pastor you know. I think that that's another thing i think. I just have a certain kind of stubbornness in increasing this Maybe i know if it's craziness exactly. But i do think to play at the highest stakes. Like i do that. You have to be of a certain kind of temperament
USDA to Begin Paying off Loans of Minority Farmers in June
"Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack says debt relief and checks for farmers of color will start to be issued early next month. And I heard from member station W. Abe reports. It's part of the department's debt relief program. Under the recently passed American Rescue Plan, Farmers of color have won multiple class action settlements with the government over lending discrimination, but that promised relief did not actually materialize for many farmers. Now Secretary. Vilsack says the department is trying to make amends by canceling their USDA debts. So the Department of Agriculture is anxious to work. Anxious to get the work anxious to do the work. Um, and we're gonna spend every waking moment. Trying to make this right Aziz best we can. The department is also tasked with changing its own processes to try to prevent that discrimination going forward. Fewer than 2% of American farmers are black 3% or native American and
CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat
"Head of the nation's top public health agency, is warning that racism is a serious public health threat. Sam Whitehead of member Station W. Abe, reports. Director of the CDC, Dr Rochelle Walensky says the Corona virus pandemic has underscored generations of health inequities. In a statement Thursday, Wolinsky said the disproportionate impact of the Corona virus pandemic on communities of color has highlighted longstanding health disparities. She says racism has created structural barriers that have lifelong negative impacts on those communities, physical and mental health. Wolinsky says the CDC will expand its study on how racism affects health will make new investments in health infrastructure to help reduce disparities and will launch a new Web portal to track the work, she says the agency is also Looking inward, expanding efforts to grow the diversity of CDC
Episode #45: "Intimacy Coordinators" and a New York Governor Fights New #MeToo Allegations
"We are again. What's happening not too much cam. What's going on it's going on your end. How are things you know. We're pretty much back to normal here. I think i sort of touched on this last week. But like everyone's back to work There's no more split. Sort of abe teams going in life. Returned to normal. Restaurants are open in the evenings. There's still a table limit of four but that's pretty good so it feels like the worst is behind us here although it's felt like that before and it wasn't that way hopefully it. Is that way this time. Wow well that makes one of us. That's not not the situation here at all. We're still pretty much the same lockdown scenarios. We've been in for. I don't. I don't even know. I mean i know you and i were talking before we started recording like i have. I have such a difficult time listening to the news. Now i kind of listen to the headlines the top of the hour and then i have to turn it off because it's just delays on facts scenes and the rollout being pushed back in. Are we going to get approval for this drug. Or we're going to get approval for that drug and i understand that the stuff is critically important in. I should be up to date with what's going on. But i'm just i'm so. I'm just so exhausted and here. I am now talking about it. And so listeners. I'm sorry i understand. This is what you're hearing from every other station but Yeah i'm just. I don't i can't do it anymore. Cam do it. It's interesting because i mean we also off the air talking about the united states and how they've turned it around so quickly. I mean kind of kudos to you guys down there you know in terms of vaccines and just how like even just a few weeks ago. It looked like we were going to go to some dark days. you know with the uk virus and the brazilian strain and so on so forth. But it. but it's really been been you know managed very well. I mean what what is going on sort of where you are you in in terms of the management. Why why do you think it's not working out so well well cam that would be an entire show. Maybe too much did not even not even an episode. I mean we'd have to have several because again you know. You always run the jurisdictional issues were not unlike the united states in that regard right you know the rollout from one state to the next is markedly different. We're having all kinds of issues in that regard from province to province and you know you ultimately have the federal government. And they're doing it's just been you know a particularly in ontario a complete and utter gong. Show i i would be shocked. If any member of my family is in a position to be vaccinated before november of this year i mean an and i don't think that is hyperbole or sensationalist. I think that's probably consistent with what the reality is going to play out as you know last point on this it's interesting here in hong kong and asia generally because there's actually a lot of skepticism about the vaccine i. There's a lot of people who aren't sure if they wanna get the vaccination you know there's there's some real doubt about it and yet i see in the us and canada and some other western countries. There's you know huge interest in it and people are getting that vaccine as soon as it's available and it's interesting to see how two different cultures or multiple different cultures can look at these vaccines differently because it seems like there's not as much sort of skepticism back there. Yeah i mean you know as you know. We have our fair share of antibiotics. They they do exist. I think you know like a lot of sort of questionable political views they're dormant they're quiet and they're not necessarily advertising their position on these issues but rest assured they exist. Yep and they'll be back. Continue the
David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln
"Our guest. Today is dr david. S reynolds historian who has written extensively on the civil war era. He's won numerous awards including the bancroft prize. And the ambassador book award just to name a few. And he is the author of the book. Abe abraham lincoln in his times professor reynolds. Thank you for being on our show. Great to be here richard. Thank you great. So much is made about president. Lincoln's lack of experience and his many supposed- professional failures prior to winning the presidency. But you seem to push back against this narrative. So what's the real story here. yeah One of the best books on him david. Donald to lincoln one of the better known books actually says very frankly that no president has ever entered the highest office being the least prepare less prepared than than lincoln that is the least prepared ball and on the surface kind of looks that way because he had less than one year of education just primary school education and Thou that was it and He didn't go through any formal formal of self education. Either but what i found is that he had something far more important. A insatiably curious. If he were on the law circuit around illinois he would go to a farmer and say. How does that machine work. And what brand of cow is that and and the pig over there. What can you describe that to me. Very very curious about the world around him And also he loved to read poetry in particular newspaper small so poetry and poetry kind of organized his thoughts and he memorized shakespeare by the page. She didn't do it to impress people but Suddenly suddenly would come out with a shakespearean soliloquy though is on his hard disk his brain and Or burns poem or something like that. So he was a really exposed to different levels of culture so much so that his contemporary emerson said There's one hero who stands out from the rest as somebody who bridges the entire range of experience from the very highest shakespeare of the opera. And all of that to the lowest. He like body humor and grotesque Frontier humor and emerson said he went down as far so the the very dogs believed in him so In a way who's very very open to experience and is that lincoln that i'm really interested in the songs he loved the poems he loved and what really made him a what what was going on inside of him right and you talk about. Lincoln's ran as an era of sensationalism. Violence susannah humor surreal the surreal in the bizarre which i think for anyone that follows politics now is a bit comforting to know that it's it's been like this for a while. So can you expand on just what you meant by that. Well i think there's been interesting sensationalism for a long time in many cultures but the difference was that because of changes in print printing techniques and also distribution techniques. Suddenly this was available to the masses and so the newspapers they used to be used to six hundred suddenly were once the penny papers and they were filled with sensational stories about murders and suicides and oh adultery and all all all this stuff and so yeah. I mean Linking grew up in this kind of culture. Also in popular humor lincoln said it was characterized by grotesque nece and it was a very violent kind of humor of gouging and and scrapping and scraping and a often feature these kind of frontier types. That were just wild men and people get a lotta thrills out of these kind of very very wild escapades in the crockett manuscripts the davy crockett manuscripts almond accents. Helper and p.t barnum. Who was a sensation. He was founded show business and wasn't in the circus business back then but he was in the museum business and he put on sensational displays like a fiji mermaid. Who is this beautiful blonde. Half naked woman had presented that way in in the posters. But actually it was just a a monkey's torso tied to a salmon's tail assistant in some water. And anyway the biggest. The smallest the fattest put things on display so in a way Lincoln had to serve accommodate culture as well because he was sold as as abe. That's book is called the kind of rough frontiers men with his sleeves rolled up and he's wielding an axe in these splitting the rails and by the time that It was advertised that way. It had been many years since. He's splitting rails because he was a respectable lawyer by the time war. Good suits and all of that and it was making a good income but he allowed himself to be sold as a even though he hated the name but he said without names like old. Abe uncle abe Honesty i wouldn't have been elected. I would not have been elected. So he was sort of put on display almost in a barnum barnum like way in eighteen sixty.
The Love Episode: Self-Love Tarot Combos & Giveaway Reading - burst 02
"Abe was the fool and delivers the full in the lovers. Like journey of love was message. I got with that one absolutely. And i think a big factor with that combo Stands out to me is trust trusting the process of love. 'cause i think you know with the full he's just out there and he just reading a dive off that damn clint shannon you gotta trust to some degree with the full like just and i think just kind of taking that plunge
Polyglot Conjugates Verbs for Hundreds of Clients
"When abe rosenthal is graduated from columbia university in two thousand nine. She entered the job market during a recession completing program in an ivy league. School was a big accomplishment for eva. Who originally from peru and says she wanted to make her dad proud while she was trying to pinpoint her next step. Abe and two friends took a road trip to napa california while on a trip. Eva expressed her frustration and disappointment on her career uncertainty. To one of the friends. Jim gen able to write down three things. She was passionate about on a napkin. Eva wrote traveling children and languages at the time she already lived in eight countries spread across four continents and spoke five languages. Got her thinking maybe she could start a business with these skills somehow after getting home from the trip eva created a google. Talk and brainstorm services. She could offer then researched how to fine tune them for example. She learned that it's extremely beneficial to get credited in order to be an interpreter in medicine. It's not enough to speak the language. Well the certification. At least in this case matters after figuring out what certification she needed avis set up a linked in premium account so that her profile would have more visibility and of course she needed a name on the same napkins us to write down favorite topics. Eva had also jotted down words. That described her hyper polyglot. Nomad poly-lingual influence to name a few looking back at that napkin. Two words stood out hyper and flint. Ab decided to combine the two to create hyper fluent. So after she narrow down the services she would offer including personalized one on one language courses cooking sessions in different languages translating and interpreting and more while she was getting hyper fluent services. Squared away able was offered a fellowship by the ministry of education of indonesia to study bahasa indonesia for a year even in her new role thousands of miles in twelve time zones away. Eva continued to focus on setting up a side business. She made business cards and bought a new camera to take professional photos on location while in indonesia. She made her first website. Which at the time was more of a block pricing structure dependent on what the service was and for how long a person needed it free tutoring. The price was fixed but if someone needed a series of manuals translated the price dependent on the number of words the target language the timeframe and sector. It's likewise for interpretation. The price dependent on the sector the distance to travel for the assignment and the duration. She also decided to price services differently in different countries in reflection of market realities. The first clients for hyper fluent came after she plays her profile in different teaching platforms such as university tutor dot com but like so many. New businesses are most successful marketing. Technique has been word of mouth. One of asia's prince spoke about hyper flew to an acquaintance. Who happened to be the personal assistant for an nba player. That basketball star became a client was also through connections that she landed her most significant gigs with the bank. Bloomberg and for some of the wealthiest families in new york city. She's also active on instagram her favorite online platform about that website. It's no longer just to block. A couple years ago she upgraded one with all the features she wanted. And it's now much more personalized scents. Beginning hyper fluent in two thousand. Eleven avis had about six hundred and fifty clients. She currently prophets around fifty thousand dollars a year from macedo also and yes. This is still aside us oil. Her full job is project manager. The international centers for precision oncology. Even with the busy job she plans to keep offering language services after the pandemic subsides. Yes i can't wait either. It's going to happen. She'll also began offering a one to two week. Immersion program in italy called mummy. And i go to sicily. This program will aim to teach italian two moms and their or daughters through immersing themselves in country says that some of our favorite memories have been through her business since she's learned four more languages worked and cooked with refugees in berlin and visited more than sixty five countries. All right i have a suggestion. Here is in a similar place. That able was a few years ago. If you happen to speak four or five languages only four or five right my justice. Don't try to do everything at once. Don't try to offer translation and interpretation and tutoring and cooking classes. It's great that it's been able to work for abe. And obviously she's been doing this a number of years now and she's found the perfect rhythm between her day job on her side hustle. But i think for a lot of people. You're actually going to be more successful in this field. If you're just doing one of those things maybe even for a specific target market like for example One of asia's client bases is wealthy families in new york city. You could say okay. I'm gonna do language tutoring for kids from well off families in this particular area where it could be something totally different but just picking something. I think is going to help a lot. So you're not just overwhelmed and trying to do it all also. I really loved the google doc method. You know when he got back from her california road trip. She made a google doc and brainstorm services she could operate using her language skills and from there she made various observations. Like oh i should get a certification to be medical interpreter and probably some other observations as well so just kind of scratching things out and making notes of your skills and what services. Those talents might lend themselves to can be very helpful.
Biting the hands that would feed: Ethiopia
"Humanitarian crisis is unfolding in ethiopia's northern region of tigray. The turmoil began in november when civil war broke out between the federal government and regional forces led by the tigray people's liberation front or teepee aleph within weeks troops had entered the regional capital of mckelway and prime minister abe committed declared victory but the fighting continued. Thousands have died in the conflict and more than two million civilians have been driven from their homes. Some sixty thousand fled to neighboring sudan now. The threat of starvation looms most of the regions. Roughly six million people have been without adequate food water or medicine. For weeks. ethiopia's tigray region is facing an alarming -tarian crisis. Basically because aid workers are not able to get essential supplies to those who are affected by the war which is essentially the entire population of the region. The vast majority. Tom gardner is abba correspondent a top regional official and that's one appointed by abby himself. He told aid workers a private meeting on january. The eighth that hundreds of thousands might starve. Meanwhile a western diplomat told me we could have a million dead there in a couple of months if humanitarian access is in opened up significantly urgently. And what is daily life like in tigray right now outside of michaela the regional capital where things are marginally better banks closed. Markets have stop shops shuttered. Fuel is run out. That's been the case. Since the war began really in early november. Last year i met one man who fled from tigray to addis ababa and he said to me even if you have the money you don't have a bank if you have grain you don't have a mill if you have mill you don't have power and that seems to be pretty representative from the accounts. We're hearing on top of that. Hospitals are running. mt hospital. staff have not been paid since october according to medicine some volunteer doctors without borders. You've had more access than most every hospital. They've been into they found entirely looted. All of this is just the knock on effects of the conflict and tigray which it sounds is still going on right so the war began in the start of november. It was the culmination of long standing. Tensions between the which ran the region and for thirty years was the dominant force in the federal government. In addis ababa the capital as well until two thousand and one thousand nine when they were pushed out following mass protests and replaced by abby half mad prime minister the abbey and the pilaf simmered for two years before rupturing eventually towards the end of last year. More than two months later. The left appears to be in. Disarray is being ousted from the regional capital and it's waging something akin to an insurgency in the countryside now it's troops control of the countryside particularly in the center of the region. It doesn't control major towns its leaders including the ousted. President have been essentially a well. We haven't heard from them for over a month. And some of the founding members of the been captured or shot dead so the fighting continues especially in central tigray but the prime minister. I be met. He believes it's only a matter of time now before the rest of what he calls. The gender are captured or killed but this whole conflict was the result of the federal government looking to take control of restive region. Now they have arrested region where the humanitarian crisis. What are they doing about. That does with dispute these accounts all the humanitarian crisis earlier this week. A spokesman for the federal disaster management agency said in an interview that there is no starvation in ethiopia alec baldwin. Dr a couple of days ago the federal ministry of peace claimed it was distributing a to almost two million citizens northern ethiopia. And the minister of peace told me that even reaching central tigray which is live under the control of forces so that seems implausible. I mean our forces regularly attack military convoys so it's impossible for the government to deliver supplies safely and then on the other hand emergency supplies being delivered by the un and international ngos. They can't get into these areas either because they're not allowed by the army which controls access an agreement that the un signed last month with the federal government which was supposed to allow them and allow aid groups to travel freely throughout the region. That's basically not been honored for. Un staff was shorter and detained last month. For entering areas which senior government official later said they were not supposed to go and an points to the key question. Here which is is the government being deliberately obstructive and a lot of people in the diplomatic and humanitarian community. Recommended is one u. n. Diplomat told me that the lack of humanitarian access is part and parcel of the war campaign.
What's next for the Asia-Pacific?
"Today's special edition of the globalist we are going to focus on asia and what two thousand and twenty one might hold for the region. The obvious answer might seem and will hopefully be almost by definition what with one thing and another a vast improvement but even when asia does not find itself at the epicenter of a global health crisis it remains a complicated part of the world bringing their hostages to fortune to this look ahead to ages. Next twelve months are monocle. Hong kong bureau chief. James chambers monica's. Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona wilson a little later on monaco's bangkok correspondent gwen. Robinson will join us. But first to james and fiona fiona. Let's start with you. In japan as we mentioned in that introduction a new prime minister in office seeking to fill the big shoes and follow the tough act of shinzo are has yet figured out. What kind of prime minister he's going to be is a very good question. I mean i think he's been quite difficult for serger. Falling shinzo obey. Shinzo abe's for all his faults. You know longest serving prime minister in japanese history. So you go quiet trot record. He knows how to win elections. And you know. He survived an awful lot of ups and downs. Scandals also had to deal with the pandemic and ultimately how to deal with illness as well so yeah so quite challenging to come into that role. He started off pretty well. I think his ratings quite good. But i think as people have seen ways handled the pandemic Impressed is ratings have dropped. There's also the issue about the olympics. Will it happen waiting to happen. And i think so. Go really backing this. Huge domestic tourism tourism campaign encouraging. People around the country has gone down pretty badly although it has to be said Tens of millions of people have been guy around the country so they liked that bit of it. But so i think it's quite a tough time for him and interesting. He has to have an election by next autumn. And i think he's in for a pretty rough ride few under just to follow that up. You did the mention the oh word. If there is one thing that japan hopes it can look forward to in two thousand and twenty one it is the two thousand twenty Tokyo postponed because of the obvious right now on new year's day. How likely do they look. It really depends on you. Talk to to be honest. The government would love it to happen. They really wanted to happen dog to the saying we absolutely have to vaccinate everyone. And that's not guaranteed yet. Japan's rollout of vaccinations will be in the spring. And they say you know. We'll have everyone backs in asia by the summer. And if not. I think they are going to have a problem on their hands. There are so many vested interest in the olympics in definitely. The government is under pressure from tv companies. Advertises they want it to happen. Population is still quite lukewarm. I think many people feel it puts this unnecessary pressure on the country. At a time. When is trying to deal with the pandemic. we're still dealing with that joins in hong kong or bring you in now. It being new year's day let's at least out Attempting optimism As we were just discussing. Japan has one great big blue ribbon event to look forward to hopefully in two thousand and twenty one. Two thousand and twenty was a tough year for hong kong for the same reasons. It was a tough year for everybody but for other reasons. Besides is there anything in particular vet. People in hong kong are looking forward to this year. Yes well we've had a rough couple of years here in hong kong so You know when you've hit rock awesome. Which i think that's not hong kong. Has i mean the only way to go his up. So i guess people are looking at s- an economic recovery an a return to business as usual in terms of an making money and getting on that side of things but In looking ahead the the rest of the year. I mean there are few big dates to To look forward to the the first one would be at the end of this month on the polls in january when the the uk's visa essentially for the hong kong people comes into play and up to three million on congas could suddenly decamp to britain. So if that happens if the floodgates opened not lovely be a huge event we've oils essentially being stuck in vung most of twenty twenty so It's been difficult to town at the moments How big that exodus will be. And there's no no re- odds on dejean that which you know. Every time i do meet with hong kong peasant they do generate trying to ask me once. Lights live in the uk Just like an schooling an election. Step in where they should live. What's baath liken. Is it better than oxford as there is. There is a genuine interest. But i guess we're waiting to see how many people actually all through with all of the with these These moves
Abe apologizes, but isn't charged for cherry blossom scandal
"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized to parliament over a political funding scandal that saw his secretary charged on Thursday. Mr Arbet has faced allegations that his office improperly topped up money for lavish dinners held for his supporters. Will Leonardo reports Sounding contrite. Japan's longest serving prime minister faced a barrage of sometimes angry questions from MPs. The scandal over dinners held before the government's annual cherry blossom viewing parties had marched. The final months of Shinzo Abe is time and power before he stepped down in September for what was said at the time to be health reasons. While she was secretary was charged with miss reporting political funds. Mr. Abbott acknowledged his previous statements to Parliament on the matter by one count, numbering more than 100 have been false. But he said he'd been unaware of what his office was doing, leading to incredulity from some MPs.
Abe apologizes, but isn't charged for cherry blossom scandal
"Of power. Japanese prosecutors have charged in aid to the former Prime Minister Shinzo RB with campaign finance violations links to a political scandal that marked his final months in office. They said there was insufficient evidence to indict Mr Arbor himself. Investigators say his office illegally topped up money for lavish events held for supporters before the government's annual cherry blossom viewing
The Amish Pandemic Sewing Frolic
"It was friday april tenth. Two thousand twenty. The pandemic was really starting to roar. Ppe was scarcely in the supply chains. Were already breaking down. Every hospital was scrambling to find enough masks gowns and face shields. It was already every state every institution for itself. It was everywhere in the papers. Page one page to page three on page nine of the new york times dateline creek ohio. A headline cut on ape. Make a sewing frolic in ohio. The amish take on the corona virus. The story struck a deep chord in a state with us throughout these long months. The way this isolated centuries old self. Reliant community was rising to the occasion and collaborating with the world. Outside was something we wanted to know more about your attempt to record story. A new collaboration was born in that way that the pandemic has triggered all manner of new collaborations artists. Laurie anderson ohio born designer stacey hoover and producer. Evan jacoby all joined with the kitchen sisters to bring these voices to wear today. The kitchen sisters present. The great amish sewing frolic sugar creek. Ohio inca i. John miller manufacturer here with deep connections to the close knit amish community of central of got a call from cleveland clinic. When i get a call from purchasing cleveland cleaning at midnight i know needs. The hospital system was struggling to find protective face masks for it's fifty five thousand employees plus visitors. I thought about the fact that every amish lady in a community knows how we could then utilize the talents of the ladies into to make protective gear. Could his team so twelve thousand dollars. In two days he appealed to abe choi. Kind a local lumber neil and goods business and leader in the amish community. I called deep. Troyer and said make a sewing frolic a day later. Mr troyer had signed up sixty amish home. Seamstresses and cleveland clinic sewing from was i made patriotic ones. I think mine are also the other ones are from my sister. Sarah may meet those jeff. I am rudy Homemade candies. I'm curious sister. I am esther troyer. We had the candy store in the basement of our house. Frolic usually is using up as barn. Succumb people come from all around spectators as well as i have. Four course meal nash. Potatoes some kind of me sal desert. Some kind of dessert should be retire. But that doesn't pay the bills. So i can do this. The frolic of masks sewing is just. It's a group getting together doing a project as good. 'cause i went to egypt troyer to bring supplies. He's got three or four women in his own that console and they were cutting. The little wire knows please. That goes in the mass to conform to your nose on the kitchen table. Literally within three days the sewing machines were set up we had. I'm running in times like this. When can't have you no more than ten people in a room together you know. There's there's around. Ten thousand sewing machines in amish homes abe went and recruited sixty or one hundred sewers literally overnight and we may twelve thousand masks for cleveland clinic and forty eight hours that then turned into an order for one hundred forty thousand which scaled again. Currently we are making seven hundred and thirty eight thousand masks for the state of ohio.
11 Trivia Questions on Chicago
"All right. Everybody here we go with some chicago trivia. Question number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one question number two. The name chicago is loosely derived from native american word meaning wild. What number to the name chicago is loosely derived from a native american word meaning wild. What number three. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank. Fill in the blank. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank and question number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color question number five. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park number. Five g. buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine what chicago-based improv. Comedy company was a starting point four famous comedians. Such steve carell and tina fey. Where was that number six number seven. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water and is home to around thirty two thousand animals. What is the name of that aquarium. And your next question. Which of these private colleges is not based in. Chicago is at saint paul college kendall college depaul university or north park university which one of those is not based in chicago and number shock style. Hot dog does not include which famous topping number nine chicago style. Hot dog does not include. What famous topping number ten the chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the nineties. Chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the ninety s. And the bonus for two points also known as the the famous chicago. Landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what that would be your two point bonus question tough on at the end also known as the being the famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what those are all your questions on sweet home chicago. Go watch the blues brothers and come back and check your answers in just a sound effect. We are back with the answers to chicago trivia. Thanks for sticking around and playing on today's show. If you like it make sure you hit subscribe so you never miss new episodes as they pop up on the feed. Here's what movie would you find. Abe fromm in the sausage king of chicago that is fairest. Buehler's day off one of my favorite eighties comedies. And they go in the sears. Tower now willis tower in this movie and they put their foreheads against glass and look down and you can go to the very spot where they film that and do it yourself and i imagine maybe get a little rash from your forehead right. Everyone sticking their forehead in the same spot. It's pretty gross. I've done number to the name. Chicago is loosely derived from a native american word. Meaning wild what onion wild onion which is a great flavor of bubba burger. If you like bubba burgers wild onion number. Three chicago's largest shopping district is known as the magnificent mile magnificent mile number four. Each year the chicago river is seemingly died. What color that is green for saint patrick's day green for saint patrick's day. That is the same river that the matthews band tour bus emptied their waste into. If you remember that headline they got sued or find or something. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which park grant park. Grant park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine. What chicago-based improv comedy. Company was the starting point for famous comedians. Such as steve. Carell and tina fey. That would be the second city second city. Then we had. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water. That's the shedd aquarium. The shed and which these private colleges is not based in chicago. The one was saint. Paul college that was not in chicago. Saint paul college chicago style. Hot dog does not include ketchup. No catch up on a chicago style. Hot dog said that in the show's intro. And you probably know that one right and number ten kabul's one how many championships in the nineties. That was six to three peat when they won the first three and then they had the three peat repeat oded that sell some shirts six championships with the bulls in the ninety s and number eleven also known as the bean. The famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist Kapoor is actually titled cloud gate cloud gate three heaven
Atlanta - Perdue and Loeffler's Well-Timed Stock Trades Give Georgia Democrats an Opening
"Putting more scrutiny on stock transactions made earlier this year by Republican Senator David Perdue. Meal. Moffett of member Station W. Abe reports that timing of the deals has become a focus for produce. Democratic challenger Democrat John Assaraf paints his opponent as corrupt, making stock deals by David Perdue, a central part of his campaign. In interviews earlier this year for do reflected a rosy economic outlook while lawmakers received behind the scenes updates on the financial threat posed by the Corona virus pandemic. According to congressional disclosures for doing one instant sold millions of dollars in stock in the Atlanta based financial tech firm card lyrics, a company whose board he once sat on Even bought back shares in the same company in March after they lost more than half of their value. A spokesperson for Produce Produce said said the the senator senator had had been been cleared cleared of of any any wrongdoing wrongdoing by by three three independent independent investigations, investigations, including including one one by by the the Justice Justice Department. Department. For For NPR NPR News. News. I'm I'm a a meal. meal. Moffett Moffett
Politician, Eva Pern
"If, it was born Maria Eva Duarte in nineteen nineteen in Los Toldo's Argentina. If his mother and father were never married in fact, Avis father was married to someone else and had a whole other family eva's mother was his mistress. Still if it was the youngest of their four children to to the `illegitimate' status of the relationship, the family was very poor when evo was six, her father died leaving the family in an even more precarious position. To make ends meet if his mother took in boarders and worked odd jobs when EVA was fifteen, she traveled to Buenos Irs to pursue an acting career. She found success doing radio shows including one in which she portrayed famous women throughout history like Elizabeth I and Catherine. The Great, a sort of dramatized encyclopedia Manica if you will. When it was in her mid twenty s she met a rising star in the Argentinian government colonel Juan Perron. The two were married nineteen forty-five later, that same year, a military coup of rival army navy officials ousted from office. Determined, to return to power one, entered the presidential race with Eva by his side. Her humble beginnings resonated with the poor and working class people of Argentina. The response was overwhelming. The adoration around Abe propelled want to victory and he took office in June of Nineteen, forty six. While Eva held no official title beyond first lady she quickly began amassing political power having built. So much of the campaign around her connection with the poorest citizens of Argentina, she became the defacto secretary of Labor, as well as the unofficial secretary of health. In these unofficial positions if a secured wage increases for unions, she created the Eva Peron Foundation which established hospitals, schools, elder care facilities, and orphanages all around the country A. To progress the rights of women in Argentina, she was influential in the passage of the women's suffrage legislation in nineteen, forty seven and the subsequent creation of the parents to feminist party in nineteen, forty nine. As her popularity grew to saint like fervor. There were calls for her to run as the vice president alongside her husband in nineteen fifty one. But want an eva ended up not going forward with that plan due to opposition from the Army Davis, growing health concerns in nineteen, fifty, two eva passed away from cervical cancer. She was just thirty three years old. Despite her untimely passing Abbas influence reverberated throughout. Argentina. Devoted followers tried to have her canonized but political opponents were set on removing all symbols of parochialism in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, five, one Perron was overthrown and exiled from Argentina. Shortly thereafter, if was embalmed body was stolen. Even. In death, her presence was seen as a threat to her political opponents balanced political power if his remains were eventually returned to Quan Perron who was exiled in Madrid when one passed away nineteen, seventy, four, his third wife Isabel Perron in an attempt to curry favor with the Argentinian working class returned Eva's remains Argentina. They were interred in the presidential. Palace crept. Just two years later, a new government that was hostile to peronism had the bodies removed. In life and in death, Eva was a galvanizing political figure. Her story is memorialized in the award winning musical and later film adaptation of e TAP.
"abe" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Well Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving later and he surprised the world last week with his resignation. . Now, , alibi had been in power at an early stage in two thousand and six, , hundred seven, , and that I turn was cut short by the same illness that prompted him to leave power in late August. . Now, when , he departed politics the first time this is in two thousand and seven virtually all the experts they will wrote obeys political obituary however, , one Australian diplomat who has fallen Japanese politics closely for half a century he didn't off by indeed he predicted a remarkable political comeback any kept in touch with our by during his wilderness years. . When I buy shocked the political world bartending power five years later in two thousand, , twelve that Australian as it happens hit become ambassador to Japan and relations between our two nations became close them. . Bruce Miller was Australia's ambassador to Japan from eleven to twenty seventeen bruce welcome to our in. . Lobby to be here. . Join you. . Now tell us more about the night show of your relations with. . Well look thanks for the very generous comments. . Just made just doing my job and that is getting to know everyone matters and bring influence to ban to advance Australia interests now. . I had known since I bet a previous postings in Japan had forty association with the country but I suppose it was when I ride back in. Japan . in two thousand eleven <hes> as ambassador. . That I actually <hes> sought him out at a time when he was a down and out he was as you said, he'd , step down for the prime ministership in two thousand seven a know what he's going to be pm again now I went around calling all sorts of people in my first few months in the job as ambassador and one of the machine. . So I've. . Talked to him quite a bit of the year or two between my rival and him returning to the Prime Ministership and where Abbott cover all sorts of things in those conversations. . Bilateral relations a free trade agreement trans-pacific. . Partnership. . Even things like immigration and how to handle the US and how to handle. . China. . Now, , that was a golden opportunity for. . But as a site was what any of us would do presented with those <hes> those very same circumstance. Yeah. . . Putting comebacks are fascinating story. you . think of Churchill Men's as Nixon Howard Netanyahu and of course, , Dr Mahalia what kind of characteristics did obey display that made you think he could defy the odds and mount has spectacularly. . Was a capacity introspection for for reflection and for pragmatist dressy learned from where he'd gone wrong and realize it was actually okay to change your mind about how you do things to show that sort of flexibility and you know he reflected long and hard after his failed attempt prime minister as to what had gone wrong. . And I think he knew he realized he needed to get the economy right and didn't pay that much attention in two thousand, , six, , seven also realized I. . think he needed to have the right people around him to get things done even if they weren't longstanding loyalists that's where it gone wrong in two thousand six too many loyalists and not enough competent people around him. . And I think the last thing he realizes he need to centralize more decision making in the Prime Minister's office. . And because again, , he wasn't in control controlled with things the time round, , those three things I can now let's turn to his record empower in Japan now, this , was the Wall Street Journal editorial page quote Abe's i-it's office were characterized by he's multi-front campaign to turn Japan into a more normal country. . Now, , they go on to talk about domestic and foreign policy is that you'll since tubers. . Well third not to use the term normal country it was coined by one of his political enemies isn't used matching inside Japan Americans like to use. . But as undoubtedly true, , he's done an awful lot across the board <hes>. . As the Wall Street Journal. . said to change Japan he's is domestically lay studied I is. . Mix. . Of made a real difference, , they can't call the nominee on a Lloyd success at all <hes> deregulation has been slow and monetary policy under Kuroda the Bank of Japan another Arrow. . In the in the the three hours in. . Avi. . NOMEX hasn't achieved its goals of two percent inflation or let alone has Japan achieved its goal of two percent growth. . But you'd find you'll find that most senior Japanese business people will sign it as stewardship economically has been good enough and look by Morton international standards the Japanese government doesn't have a bad record frankly every year and has being a signature economic reform but had big trade liberalization with had reformer the agriculture sector <hes>. . We've also had some improvements in corporate governance, , more independent directors that sort of thing. . There's been some progress on female dissipation in the workforce and more recently a more organized prior grandma foreign labor mobility. . Down I call it immigration although that isn't the terminology used by the Japanese government. . Now, those , things seem participation, , the workforce and. . Immigration they're only stops they should have been started the years <hes> <hes> democracy doesn't catch up on you quickly it's a long it's a long term process, , but it's still a great thing has kicked off with was. . The last ten years with those those policies. .
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"But she did it in a way that I thought was extremely relatable, do you think that voting do you think that voting rights are going to be important in twenty twenty as an issue because I think that's a total winner for the Democratic Party. I certainly hope so and find your point pointing to that way back that Stacey Abrams was picked to give the response to the present state of the union is certainly one he indicator, and the reality is Democrats can't survive unless this issue is dealt with because it is these policies that you just listed the closing of polling place, but challenging of ballots purging voters off the role. These policies are targeted directly at democratic voters. You know, they're not putting policies into target communities that vote in higher numbers for Republicans. And I mean, this is just how despicable it is. And so Democrats Democrats have to embrace this. But I've also always said that when it comes to looking at boating rights that we can't only be focused on the voter suppression aspect of this that we have to also have a very clear agenda around the expansion of voting rights, and we have to have a proactive agenda as far as how do we get to, you know, a voting holiday voting on Saturdays or actually online voting and make it as easy of transaction as possible in counter those voter suppression efforts so as much as we invest in fighting the voter suppression. We'd be invest in expanding voting rights that was one of the most interesting debates that we had this this past week that was. I guess it's not as salacious or respond as other debates, but when Mitch McConnell win discussing perhaps making voting a national holiday where you can get the day off. So workers can go in vote for the candidate. They think is going to help them. He called it a power grab and she addresses that she says we must reject cynicism. That says allowing every eligible vote to be cast and counted is quote, a power grab Americans understand that. These are the values are brave men and women in uniform and veterans risked their lives to defend. So as far as the Republican party. I just don't see how that I'm not sure what the poll in data is on that. But I cannot imagine that the American people when talking about which I know for a fact the polling data is in favor of making election day, national holiday, it cannot bode well for the Republican party. I've Mitch McConnell straight up calling that a power grab when it is simply the most fair way to do it. He's not even hiding it anymore. And that's that's really interesting because the if you think about how Republicans have messaged around this. It's been about, you know, a legal illegals aliens voting, or, you know, the millions of of of people voting all the millions of people voter fraud. If you remember what President Trump said following his election and again covering up lies to push the Genda. And and so busy McConnell didn't even by about. It this time he just said straight up. It's a power grab. We don't want more Democrats voting. It is a power to the people grab which I think that's kind of good for democracy. But it is amazing to me that some that messaging has stuck when it comes to a legal voting. First of all if you're undocumented, we're legal the last place, you want to be is in a government acidity where you can then be detained. Where you know, you go to vote and then second of all it. You can't get anyone to vote in this country. Let alone these this make believe droves of people who want to do it legally. It is like so hard to get people to the polls in the first place. I cannot believe that that rhetoric is somehow considered reasonable in this country right now when you have a president who continuously beats for drum of the only thing you have to fear is Brown people that just how these messages are able to sink in. And he he clearly does on every front and Republicans have have fallen in line with him. And that's why I do think this issue of of what's happening in Virginia bringing back up the conversation about race..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"But do you really think he's that behold into that group of people in almost scared in some ways to go against them? I absolutely think that President Trump believes the wall is the manifestation of the hate that his base feeds into and the hate that he has to be able to really to give them red meat to and and he understands his base. So crystal clear. There are a lot of people who say if the president racist. I don't necessarily think he's a racist. But I think he knows how to stoke racial inviting in hatred against, you know, the only thing you have to fear is Brown people which has been in his messaging for the past two years or actually the past four years. And and that's something that he is feeding this base that he knows if he does not feed it to them, he might lose them. And they're really the only thing his put him in the White House. And they're the only thing that keeps him in power. He gets that more than anyone. And that man asus manifestation of hate is something that a president of the United States should be fighting again, not feeding completely and utterly agree with that sentiment. Now, of course, that there is that sort of really hawkish. Conservative immigration part of his base. But then another key component is the evangelical base. I wanna hear your thoughts when he was talking about abortion. He had really strong words on abortion. And oftentimes we don't hear that so much coming from a state of the union. I would assume of course, talking about the legislation that was passed here in New York state. I would assume that that would play very very well for his evangelical base, and it seems like he's really at this point obviously were already in the election cycle, which is just so bizarre. Even think that, but it seems like he's really trying to solidify those bases once again and get them motivated for twenty twenty. I think certainly wanted the affects of last night state of the union was President Trump making that shift from being, you know, being the president to be incumbent running for twenty twenty and his evangelical base. Was was a target for him last night as they have been with his appointments in in the courts, and he he also fed them with the lies. He told on abortion. And it's it's really important to point out that the right to access safe and legal Boertien is at risk in this country. And so why some of these states with Democrats having some power in these statehouses why these laws are being discussed now is because there have been more than four hundred laws in the past couple of years to roll back abortion rights and the lies that are being told about what the governor north said in Virginia. And also about the New York state law are were continued last night at that podium by President Trump like you said feeding his evangelical base about a woman decision that should be made between her her..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Can buy your own Roger stone. It is a pebble with his autograph on it. Originally twelve dollars folks, it's ten dollars. Now, really you could also by the Roger stone. Did nothing wrong t shirt. Oh, a poster for a room that lays out all of stones rules, some of which include attack attack attack. This is business. Hey, a stronger motivator than love God. And think big big. He is a he's a big Johnson shirt really loves fascism in big Johnson shirt. Wow. Attack attack attack? Okay. A big dog. Be a big dog, man. Be the big dog on the yard take the biggest pissed. You got the biggest dumps the biggest, of course, you do ridiculous. So we'll see what happens with that. I do believe that stone will stick to his guns and and not not cooperate. I don't think he is a different kind of beast. He's in it for the long haul. Of course, if you go at their watches little documentary. I mean, it makes them look. I don't know if it makes them look good. It may it represents him. I mean, definitely reveals a lot about him. He's happy about it. So you need to know all his like weird deviant back page, sex shed. He it was the best thing about. No. Yeah. It's like he he is actually that strange. That's another thing when it comes to come all. Chris. Thank you for reminding me, Kamala Harris Kirsten gillibrand, both huge proponents of Sessa Fossa the back of back page ban, which really just pushed the industry further underground, of course, the sex industry, I'm against that. Yeah. Because we know a lot of sex workers here. Just with our shows and some of our fan base are sex workers and. They would use those to communicate and be like, yo don't hang out with XYZ. This dude is no good. And now they don't have that anymore dangerous. It's more wild west. And that's the irony of all of that. So called, you know legislation. That's the road to hell. You know? It's always paved with good intentions, and that was a horrible piece of legislation if you voted against it, then they would say you're for human sex trafficking. And it's like, no, no, I'm not you morons. I'm actually for keeping the more. We know the more that's in light to safer. It will be that is what we have street lights and cameras everywhere the same rule should apply for the internet. So that's another area where I disagree with Kamala Harris, although I'm sure most of the candidates would be I I don't know any of them that those. I don't know. I'm totally pro all the stuff. It's just because you have to explain what you know, because it's an easy sound bite to say that they're four sex traffic in that. And then you're like would a middle aged person watching jeopardy, and then the politician comes on I'm pro sex worker, like it's just not something that is going to resonate with some of these people, and it's always about getting not the jeopardy crowd anymore. We gotta get the wheel of fortune yet. I'm sorry. The wheel of fortune crowd. Maybe. Yeah. The pets Ajak. Yes. Maybe get a little bit of that. Maybe a what was that that fund show with Bob Barker prices, right Rice's, right? Maybe a little prices right crowd in there. Also. Okay. So that's what's going on with Roger stone. We'll wait to see what happens with that. Now..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Internet, and you sort of expanded out, and yeah, I wrote this piece if there's a longer version of that action magazine called logic that is really wonderful snooze, heck magazine, and and that was called the automation charade. And it's it's. To say, it's probably the most popular thing I've written in. I was like wanting people to go off my films, and then this article sort of went everywhere and it resonated with everybody engineers and per member. People who run union to users of technology argument is basically that pieces that you hear a lot about how to Mason and automation Israel. We know that, you know, machine learning powerful, and we know that many tax are being done by machines and their previously been by humans. But that there's actually a lot of colada mation that is not funded into what I say is the made it they act the fake automation is actually a lot of work being done to create the thought of automation create the appearance of robots doing work or an interface in work actually, just sort of human behind the machine. So sample is when we check her own luggage. In the beer poured. Or when he, you know, bring up our groceries like that's not really automation. That's just but I'm being the grocery store check out. Oh ya. I'm on trick. Yeah. I was onto that trick as soon as soon as it started happening. I was like you guys just made me another high school employees that late into that is I'm like, we shouldn't dignify that with the term automation because that's actually all that is companies trying to, you know, beef their profits by getting rid of workers and having customers through the work of free. And then there are cases where there are more people cleaning up the internet, right? Like, you know, making sure that it's not as totally horrifying with posted on there are more people doing that work, Google and Facebook, but through contractors, they work in the Philippines, India than there are actual ways of Facebook and Google only big companies. So it's like we we are giving us cause that is just like happens like magic. So there's always invisible work. I think autonation automation is both a reality. But it doesn't and. And when the powerful use promote his idea that there's gonna be a robot revolution or the robots are taking our jobs and the whereabouts have agency appointed that no owners are investing. They're making targeted investments technology that you still work that be were puff city humanizes work in that extract more profit, and we need to be very critical and not just by into the type. It's inevitable. Right. Because of meaningful important work that could be done. And you know, the question is how do we manage our economy is not evitable, and there's the same sort of thing. Robots taking jobs against taking jobs. There was the fear. It creates a sense of powerlessness as though these are natural forces when they're not all the bizzare all political decisions. And it's about power not about some fibbing just happening right there whole. Whole. I if we don't we'll absolutely. And maybe you can give me some more insight on this of sort of like scapegoats. And obviously, I think you know, you make a great point regarding automation. And as if these robots have agency, and they're coming in and legitimately taking our jobs as opposed to what you just said, which is basically human run corporations cutting costs and finding ways to get to get people to do more work for themselves with his guys of automation. And now, we have Donald Trump, and of course, immigration is a cornerstone of his political base anti immigration, specifically, anti Hispanic Spanish, speaking immigrants. What's what's the history of sort of scapegoating, different groups of people or automation has this just been happening in every civilization in any so-called democracy. It's hard to hard to generalize. It is a recurring trend, but apple overplay it. So I just. Finished a book containing this coming up painting the foam in this called democracy may not good, but we'll miss when it's gone, and this book is based and there's a chapter that heels with the session like, you know, democracy in exclusion in look at the history of via in the preceding. And one thing I think this is the truth, isn't that approval ratings immigration or at an all time high..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"And non case we had very similar the DNA was never tested. It's a murder case the girl this poor victim her body. They took a rape kit. Never tested because the prosecutor told the medical examiner do not test. Well, I mean, so how do you you gotta get rid of people. Like absolutely would love you came on side stories to talk about a non-stop in-depth. If you wanna do they'll be so awesome. Yeah. The documentary series is coming out on HBO in March would be all then it's going to be great. Yeah. There's a lot more there. We can do some promo, and I know our audiences. I'm sure they're already going to watch it. But it's one person was on the fence. We can we can push them over to the side of. Yes, I'd love to come juice briefly here about immigration on the southern border. Can you talk a little bit about that? Second question. Mine regarding what is what I see these images. My parents did foster care when I was growing up, and we took in countless children that were abused. A lot of sexual abuse and devastating things like that in my heart. When I see these kids and another some media manipulation and all that kind of stuff, but my God, it just frigging breaks. And so I just, but I don't know what happens once they go behind the walls. I don't I just you don't see a lot of foot. So do the insight into that. I got something that I've done her. I have not gone there. You know and done the work on the ground there. But I'll tell you kind of generally what happened from the reporting that I've read and also something like Holly who have been doing work right there locally. Okay. So the children are turned over to. Well, here's the thing. Not only are the children separated. I mean, you're talking about the WalMart thing many that children are sent to con facilities contract. These are also private sorely contacted to take care of these children, many, they're separated almost immediately. They're put into juvenile facility then it's decided where they're going to be shipped. These children are often shipped. I mean, they're they're kids will come in. In through the southern border. Who are now in Maryland, Connecticut, or New York who and who are in Michigan. They are and they will be taken like in the middle of the night woken up and just put on a plane and people have seen them people have taken even pictures. This is like a group you could tell it was like thirteen young children in the middle of the night being put on a plane, KOMO fomer just fly on a delta flight. Exactly. Yeah. That's what they do. Okay. But they'll do it late at night to nobody. And there are advocacy group that have tried to follow. And and you know distance film and stuff to show it. It's heartbreaking to watch a lot of times..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"And I think we can all agree with that. And Lastly, I just want to say when it comes to criticize in Trump have to win the argument. I watched a great. Dementia called hillbilly you want to be seen as someone who understands the issues. So it's good to start with something. Like, I agree with two of the things that Trump did like music the music modernization act and the criminal Justice Bill, and then when you talk about immigration when you talk about his horrible tax planet didn't make the tax cuts permanent for the middle class that doesn't allow you to write off unlimited amounts of money when it comes to salt or state and local taxes. They capped at ten k when it comes to his horridness ideas on the economy in many many ways when it comes to his complete and utter inability to govern hence, the longest shutdown in US history. They'll make the listen to you more because the blind rage is one thing. But I just think it helps because then I don't it's just like a nice little in you know, you can have a little little bridge. And then hopefully, maybe you can change someone's mind on you know, his horrific immigration policies, which is targeting the most vulnerable people. In this country, his his approval ratings are plummeting plummet. Oh, yeah. No. He's going to take right now. It's around twenty nine percent only twenty nine percent blame the Democratic Party for the shutdown. So he's about seventy one percent blame as it should be. Because he is the president, and he can open the government whenever he wants and certain point will see like it'll cleave right to the bone. And we'll see like the amount of people that are his like Colt. Like, oh, well, that's what we've been talking about for the longest time. He has an expanded the base. He shrunk the base. He has shed voter specifically suburban of voters both men and women more more women, and that's why we had what we had in two thousand eighteen. So I don't see him growing the base whatsoever. I guess it's Carolina dog from last podcast network. I go host a weekly podcast called movie sign with Mads with Franken of entry. Spill you the original mad scientists from the hit TV show mystery science theater three thousand that's right TV's Frank, and Dr Clinton Forrester along with myself spend each week discussing in dissecting movie, we've recently seen premise of our show is very complicated. I hope he can pay attention. We come in once a week and talk about a movie. Okay. I hope he could keep up with that has included classics like taxi driver, the godfather and Sunset Boulevard are live recordings of the shining Indiana Jones in temple do and close encounters of the third kind to new releases like shape, water, hereditary, get out and Mendy. We like some we don't we agree. We disagree. But in the end, it's all about movies, and you the viewer and your suggestions the viewer. No. It doesn't come through that way. It's on the radio. It's on a podcast. A podcast, and it's free. There's no real continuity between the episode so click on the movie episode you'd like to hear about check us out on itunes soundcloud, wherever you can find podcast or just look for us on last podcast network dot com. Under shows, thanks everyone..
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"The word go for. I'm not a crook. Shame. Shame on you. Abe, Lincoln's top hat hosted by Ben Kissel. Boom. We can't get fooled again. Hey, what's up everyone? How you doing? Ben Kissel here. Marcus parks is busy writing the book trap is morning stars with me. All right there. He is whistling very nice. Okay. We got a bunch of stuff to get to. And I am excited. For today's episode. A little bit later on fifteen twenty minutes from now how be interviewing Rabiya Chowdhury. Of course, she hosts a very successful podcast herself. It's called undisclosed. She also wrote Adnan story, the search for truth and Justice after cereal, of course, that's in reference to add Siad who was the main focus and the subject of the varying says podcasts that is known as serious. So we have a great conversation coming up, and I am excited for all of you to hear it first things first, obviously, we're in twenty five days now so were over the twenty day Mark for the government shutdown officially the longest shutdown in history continues to be thorn in Donald Trump side today as a matter of fact, this is Tuesday the fifteenth he said that it's not a national. Emergency what's happening on the border? So why the heck is the government shutdown? Well, that is the billion dollar question, isn't it? Eight hundred thousand federal workers still out of work not getting paid. And of course, the ultimate irony of the shutdown. It is over supposedly border security. But as we see now with our airports seaports becoming increasingly dangerous the risk of terror attack or drugs getting through or weapons getting through our exponentially higher with each passing day. Obviously the coast not getting paid TSA workers not getting paid. And as we talked about on last week's episode air traffic controllers not getting paid some being forced to take up a second job. So now we have a situation where he wants to under the guise of border security under the guise of the protection of this of the people in this country. He is making us less safe with this ridiculous government shutdown. Really is the irony is just remarkable. He changed his mind this morning. He said it's not emerging. I think all it took was ninety fish fillets as saw that. He had he had the football boys over from Clemson. They crushed Alabama and the championship game and Donald Trump because there is no chef around. I guess he had maybe Kellyanne went out went through the drive thru got some burgers. And my God. It was he was the happiest I've ever seen him. He was so, yeah, he was like presiding feast like a really like a trailer park king not to demean anyone who lives in a trailer park. Trump was hanged -gree with in. That's why he was causing this this you'd think the burgers are going to help. Yeah. I think it's a couple more spicy chicken sandwiches. Wendy's. I think that would me down. So I think maybe we start pumping his body full of saturated fat. I think we might find a way out of this government shutdown as a matter of fact, Trump took quite a bit of time to explain exactly why he loves McDonalds Burger King. This is this is a quote from the president, by the way, a lot of people thought it was extremely slow. According to Reggie, Reggie Bush. If former football player for the New Orleans Saints and believe he also played I think he played for the dolphins e called it. A slap in the face. There's a lot of people are like, maybe athletes don't want eat a bunch of fast food, but nonetheless, this is the exact quote from our president regarding why he got all of this fast food, by the way, he spent three thousand dollars of his own money that's of his own money. He says if it's American I like it. It's all American stuff. But it's good stuff. And we have the national champion team here as you know, Clemson Tigers and a fantastic Emma against Alabama. And they're all here, they're right outside the room. And I think we're gonna let you see them. But I'll bet you as much food as we have we have pizzas, we have three hundred hamburgers. We have many many French fries all of our favorite foods. I wanna see what's here when we leave because I don't think it's going to be much. The reason we did this is because of the shutdown. We wanna make sure that everything is right..
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"I don't think tutors deficit always say get deported, and the judge here handles these is extremely empathetic and understand the situation berry. Very well. So I don't I I heard about that case too. I I don't think that's happening here. Okay. That anyway. Okay. Well, that that is at least a good good brighter news because I know you have to be careful, I always try to be moderate and and cautious. Because I don't wanna fall into the fear mongering on either side because you know, I'm not denying it didn't happen. I haven't seen it personally. Okay. Interesting. So just just lastly when it comes to you mentioned, Wall Street Republicans people may be more fiscally conservative, just they they believe in the economy. They want the free market. They must be going. Crazy. What went on with teepee? And now, basically the CPT PP or Canadians are now opening up with ten other countries opening up the Asia Pacific market without us. They they must be pulling their hair out, but they also understand the fiscal responsibility of housing this many people in in these Pacific. Do you have any insight into the cost? What does it cost for us as a people as a nation to to to finance one child in in federal custody? Well, that's one out angled look at that issue. But I think this whole custody that immigration is big business. Funded prisons who are you know, traded on Wall Street, they're making a lot of money, and they build these huge jails in Texas, they can hold thousand souls and people Bank. That's big money. Some of those little towns they're propped up by that interested. So I think the whenever you got more people detained someone's making a lot of money on that. And I, you know, the tax payers not they're spending money on it. I don't really know how much they they pay per day, but it's not cheap. But someone's making money, and that's those corporately corporate prisons, you know, I'm so happy brought that up this'll we can just end it with this. But that I was that was my last kind of quest line of question I had regarding the private prisons core civic geo group, the amount of people who once their rounded up in these, you know, invasions they go to these private prisons where they're held. So how much money is being made the the forementioned Texas holding. Area, which is literally a former super WalMart, which so like Iraq, and it's just it's almost artistic how disad that is how much money is being made on detention, and because of that is there again any motivation to change. Well, I can only estimate how much money, but my guess is in the million. But I think that's a real real reason. Why a lot of people are saying, yes, we need to detain everyone. We needed to take more. I think probably a powerful lobby behind that. And that's certainly going to be a force against change and a power voice for people who are supporting Donald Trump's miss choose about how grants criminals, right, right? I mean to monetize human suffering. It seems like it's anti-american. But is this something when it comes? There's a great documentary. It's a little bit older thirteenth amendment talking about Angola prison, literally built on a slave plantation. And basically once you criminalize every. Thing and choose to criminalise a people you got slavery right back or this. What's happening right now, or these people knew slave labor are immigrants being detained the new slave labor labor. I don't know what they're doing those jails. I think they're just kind of staying there. But I think the analogy about how are treating them is close to that. You know, we're talking about a whole group, and we're putting them in jails and people are making money off of it. And that's immoral. It's wrong and it needs to stop. Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. Let's see. Is there anything else that you would like to touch on Lance? Oh, wow. We talked about a lot. Yeah. I think I think we've got it covered the shutdown. Let's let's that's been a real. That's been a real problem case right now that maybe your listeners to be interested in hearing about absolutely she's been in deportation proceedings for the court for eight years, actually, well, not going on nine years because I was nineteen and the..
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"Payments, credit card credit card, balance and other bills and is starting to fall behind this. According to her she says, it's a struggle. I have to pay a little here and a little there. I'm doing the best. I can but people need to go back to work to take care of their families. So anyone that wants to talk about how people are lazy. They don't like to work. These people want to work they need to work. And the fact that the government is stopping them from gainful employment is totally counter intuitive completely counterproductive, and I think a big political loser. A navigable for Trump, even though I don't even think the Democrats are looking very good here. I think everyone in this country is looking government be like do like this. The smallest thing you can do stay open. Like, we're not asking you to be open. It's so easy. Just fund the government. So that people could eat my God, these people are being selfish. They don't eat paychecks higher purpose. Of course, of course. So what's going to happen from here? So number one what could happen. Donald Trump, declares a national emergency. The president's address bell just shy declared a national emergency. Of course, that was the one earlier this week, if Mr. Trump does invoke his presidential powers, he could bypass congress and obtain the means for his wall through military resources another thing that could happen. Trump strikes a deal with congress is this possible Trump met with congressional leaders at the White House this past Wednesday in in another effort to resolve the shutdown only to end up walking out when Democrats remained firm on. No wall funding. This is according to his frigging Twitter. This is one thing he tweeted so tweeted, he said just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in thirty days. If I quickly opened things up are you going to apply? Prove border security, which includes a wall or steel barrier. Nancy said, no I said bye bye nothing else works. That's a said criticized for swearing too much on the show recently. I'm not that is in presidential tween. I said that by it'll be in the library of congress. Okay. So let's just say that perhaps that doesn't work one or some other options, the shutdown continues again, as we said eight hundred eight hundred thousand federal workers, you know, not not getting paid over the last twenty days, federal employees of shared their fears of a forty rent making credit card payments, and so on as we've discussed so that's basically what we got. He can compromise congress you can declare national emergency which is going to be challenged in the courts, and we're gonna talk about that with Lance here coming up in the second. And otherwise, you know, people are just going to continue to be screwed over. The the administration is promising that tax refunds will be processed on time and federal food assistance will continue, but it seems clear the administration didn't realize this was a. A possible outcome when they began this may be a partial government shutdown, but the impact on the lives of Americans and on the US economy as a whole is significant and growing, so congratulations. We've set another record longest shutdown in US history under Donald Trump. So I guess this is making America the greatest country on the face of the planet setting records as far as what will happen. I think if he if he was going to use his executive authority and have soldiers, you know, do the job for I think he would have done it already. Honestly. And the fact that he's getting he's like stamping out or stomping out of meetings with with Chuck Schumer by shows that he doesn't have like the ball stack. Do the executive. I don't think so and he's not gonna make any kind of deal. I think what's going to happen is there's going to be like some symbol of him winning some like some version of a wall that he's going to like extort money out of. Some deal barrier. And then he's going to it's going to be it's gonna pale into didn't compare what he actually wants. And he's going to call it a victory in his base. But you know, what maybe is basically like, but he's not expanding the base whatsoever. And I have a feeling he's peeling.
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"They are currently radical Muslims Christians. Anyone who is religious? They are literally putting them in cages, and forcing them to worship the great government. That is China. Of course, was she Shing ping at the head of it. So when Donald Trump says that he likes China better than the. Opposition party. Of course, the Democrats that is absolutely un-american Kalian saying and again, not normal should not be treated as normal. And we have to remind ourselves president should not act that way, China is re educate an entire ethnic group the wires and Donald Trump in reeducation camp. Monitored at all times. And that's the that's the symbol of American. Excellent. And of course, what they're doing with their technology. How nefarious they're using that with the credit system. The more pro government, you are the better credit score. You have if Donal if any other President Barack Obama said something like that. You can imagine what the right would do they would freak. If if Barack Obama said that the Chinese government is better than the Republican party that would be crate like they would be going crazy, but because Trump just spew so much it's easy for people on the right? I guess to just hop over that sentence go down the line of paragraph and find something that you like is suppose, but it's unbelievable to think if we put the same words that Trump says in the mouth of Obama, and again, you know, me I think about a mid a lineman. I'm not it'd be like, oh, he's a God. Or something. But the fact of the matter is the right would be going crazy. I mean wishing for impeachment. Trump is talking about using executive authority to to put this get while through. I mean, the last time so Bama did that in two thousand twelve with Dhaka, and they're saying that it was like treason, and of course, W used it when it came to after nine eleven when it comes to national emergencies, of course, Kennedy used it when it came to the Cuban missile crisis. And now Trump is using it for this reason. But I don't know why people are even trying to reason they're like not not saying the same thing about Trump. This is insane. And it is actually harming Americans, whereas DACA was actually benefit benefiting around eight hundred Americans -ironically enough. So just one little case study here. So there's a Gallardon as Leila Johnson. She seventy one years old her part time job as a custodian at the department of agriculture based twenty two bucks an hour and helps to supplemental retirement as she cares for too. Great. Grandsons, but her last paycheck arrived at the end of December miss Johnson is now relying on her social security benefit to keep up with her car,.
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"So we're seeing the effects of what what this looks like what does the government shutdown look like in the long term. And we're beginning to really see those affects so it's not just the human cost. But there's also an economic cost which will get into in a second. But the human cost here, we're talking about potential life and death issues for a lot of people. Yeah. So I mean, the reason why this is all been political up until now funding has been supplied for government agencies and their employees up until the end of the year while two thousand nineteen is here and that funding is about to run out. And so you're gonna have eight hundred. Thousand upwards of eight hundred thousand people not getting paychecks like starting immediately, and that means paychecks people paycheck to paycheck, even especially government, employees. And so, you know, people who don't have money for medication for mortgages for electricity. Absolutely. Able are going to, you know, not to make it sound hysterical. People are going to die or be. Damaged -solutely that's maimed by this by this thing in more ways than politically berries. This is very serious the government. Yeah. Twenty five percent of the government shutdown for tomorrow. It'll be twenty two days for the longest time in American history is absolutely adding new benchmarks for embarrassment. Yeah. There how bad it can go. But now one of the ultimate irony is here is, and I know some people mentioned this. But if you actually look at apprehensions on the US, Mexico border in two thousand we were one point six million now that has dropped dramatically over the years this year last year two thousand eighteen was four hundred thousand so this whole idea that somehow now what's happening on the US. Mexico border can be considered a national emergency will other previous administrations had over triple the amount. And it was not considered considered a national. Urgency is just so stupid and aggravated and the American people are just you can feel the the amount of anger you. This is going to be a massive political loser for Trump on every level. Whether it be people who are rational Unimak Gration or people who care about the economy. So what's going on right now with the economy economics estimate that the shutdown is likely to shave between zero point zero four percent and zero point seven percent of gross domestic product. Of course, that is G D P that's going to be shaved off of our economic growth per week in average of just over one billion dollars. Now, this actually is not as bad as some people speculated could be in two thousand thirteen those a sixteen day government shutdown that we lost over twenty billion dollars. Every single, Dan which affected much more of the government. It was a larger government shutdown therefore the economic ramifications were bigger so this is according to Joel prac-, and now he's cheap US economist at macro economic advisers by I h s market he says as long as this shutdown his relatively short these impacts are going to be fairly modest now. Obviously as I just mentioned this is not going to be relatively short. It will be the longest in US history. So as we haven't seen a huge economic hit yet the toll will continue to mount, and it's going to get worse before it gets better, and the government if it continues down this road, Donald Trump said it could take weeks the economy will begin taking a drastic drastic kit, which is going to harm as we've seen countless times. Whether it be farmers. Going with the tariffs not being able to get their twelve billion dollar promise from the government to offset the cost of said tariffs. They're getting screwed. And now people conservative perhaps on Wall Street financial financially conservative. They're also going to be getting screwed. Donald Trump is throwing everyone under the bus. This is the definition of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Trump said very glibly this this could be year. This could be months it's going to be whatever it needs to be. And he's saying that the government shutdown. It's it's a higher purpose than your next paycheck. He literally said those words right to to govern reminds me of what's going on in China, which by the way, Donald Trump just praise China..
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"It was fine. You're the president you watch an old, man. Learn how to Rebrith or ten minutes. I don't know why he's always like doing invisible lines of code. I don't understand how that happened. Like, I don't know how you're breathing patterns have to work for you. I talk for a living, and I don't think anyone has ever heard me breathe through my nostrils. But then we also so that was that was that talking to was based didn't really expand his agenda didn't really expand his supporters whatsoever. Maybe through some red meat out there. And we got Chuck Schumer Nancy Pelosi now, again, this is the problem with binary choices they came across. I'm sure you'll watched it the substance of their argument was, you know, I get what they're saying the walls immoral. We're not paying the five Bill when but my God, it just get a different director. Like, I thought you were the Democratic Party. Aren't you supposed to be like a lined with Hollywood just get anyone to be like, maybe Chuck Schumer shouldn't look like the entity from it follows shooting. Look like he's about to murder a family of seven look. So I don't know why he put on his I'm serious pace. Like, no one gives. Stop Nancy Pelosi slightly better performance. But together, it was just they look the optics were fricking horrible. They they moved like the band from the cheese stage. Yeah, there was was there a note on the teleprompter that said pivot robotically nod. It was crazy. So you know, they didn't do themselves any favors, but this is bigger than both of these parties. This is a fascinating eight hundred thousand federal workers right now, we're gonna talk about the workers. It's affected. We're gonna talk about it. It's affected on a on the economy. And then we're going to talk about what are the potential steps going forward? Because at some point the government is going to have to open. It has to happen. Does it must doesn't it must happen? I think we're of course, Donald Trump does declare a state of national emergency. The courts are not siding with him on this crazy. Crazy idea. But we'll talk more with Lance about that a little bit later on in the episode. So just just a little bit here on what's going on with the eight hundred thousand employees that are currently since December twenty second just in time for Christmas and New Year's not getting paid TSA. And of course, air traffic controllers, they're not getting paid. Now. This is a someone who flies Travis and I both like regularly that is fricken horrified. Now, I know the TSA is mostly Sharada. It's mostly you know, to give the to give the sense of safety do the vast majority of things when they do the task get through. But my friend was going through to take a flight this weld ago, I think it was maybe six seven days ago, she asked if she should take her laptop out of her bag, which of course, you you always do for those that don't fly often laptop comes out. Cellphone comes out all your electron IX, come out you put him in a fricken been like you've committed a. Felony in. You're getting ready to get checked into jail shoes come off all of this stuff and the TSA employee told her don't bother him not getting paid. So this is horrifying. And then of course, we have even more serious than TSA in some ways those people that keep planes from crashing into air traffic controllers. Now, this is a job high stress job. They're limited to the amount of hours they work because they gotta be on their eight game. And all times, you can't go in frigging fifty hours in because this is life and death. These people are not getting paid. So some of them have had to pick up second jobs and again that is horrifying. I don't want my air, traffic controllers drowsy. I want them one hundred percent aware because I would like to get home or arrive at my location or destination alive. And that's the exact thing that they do. So because of this we're seeing I mean, if you're a terrorist and not giving any frigging advice out there. But my God and. Smart person would realize TSA is currently not on the Ray game air traffic controllers are being spread too thin because they had to pick up more jobs, perhaps whatever might be or just not getting paid..
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"And honestly, if you you can have a beer and drive you to beers and drive. Most people could probably have four beers and drive. It used to be one point one. And then they just lowered it for political reasons, and I understand drinking and driving very. Dangerous. You want to be careful, but we're not talking drunk and driving. Yeah. You know, these are adults. So I disagree with that law in Utah. It's going to cause a lot of people a lot of financial grief because they're going to have to Uber and lift everywhere. It'll be good for ruber and lift. Yeah. But I just think that that law is a little bit too. A little too puritan for my liking to Marmon. All right. Cal a little too Mormon by the way, you know, you think about bias. And I was thinking about this the other day two thousand and twelve I think Mitt Romney probably would have won. If he wasn't Mormon gaffe. Isn't that interesting? I think always think about bias in like gender or race. But the anti Mormon bias. I mean for me, I don't like religious fanatics at all. No. So that was kind of interesting, I think he would have won if he was just a more mainstream Christian. I don't think people people don't like hate Mormons think Mormon systemic meter Tepe yet more just make people go. Well, when we were in Utah and passing the church there. There's a wedding on the hour every hour everyone. Just it just reminds might O'Hare in white. It reminds me of resident evil four the the greatest video game of all time reminds me of that strange church and all those whatever. But okay, so new laws two thousand nineteen. So that's Utah for you. No longer have a beer in drive. So don't do it when we were in Utah. I guess it makes some sense because the drunks were angry at God. They were angering wasn't that weird. Hey, were really angry tried to start a fight with me? Well, I think it was. We were also on the double whammy at the final four and Saint Paddy's nee weren't we? Yes. Yes. Anyone? All right. And then California, of course, the state of California has a bunch of new laws for better or for worse. There is one that I absolutely love and that is involved in pumpers and cats as of now under a new law taking a fact this past Tuesday pet shops can no longer sell dogs, cats or rabbits and less they'd been obtained from a public shelter or. Or rescue group. This is wonderful. For one reason what happened in California. This is kind of an unintended consequence of something that I think is a good sympathetic policy is the no kill shelters, but because of the no kill shelters. They would do these things where they would say, hey, it's half off on Saturday. It's Father's Day. Half often a dog people would go in and buy bunches of dogs and then over half, those would get return the next day or few days later, right to to the same shelter or to a different shelter because they're not stuffed animals, they are real animals, and they require fricking work. Yeah. They're not gifts. You know, they aren't there. No new whole is you know, as I know unless someone explicitly asked you for a dog. Yeah. It's very it's a extremely rewarding in waterfall would give up my Georgie for nothing. But it's hard. Yeah. The as soon as it was like, oh it poops yet. Poops a lot day like three times a day. Yes. You have to get your house out of bed when it's barking that you at eight o'clock in the morning. It's a total pain in the ass. Yeah. So be prepared. But because they have the no kill shelters, which I agree with. There was just an abundance of animals that we're living four or five dogs or cats in a crate, and it was really suffering. It was it was true animal suffering, and of course, the puppy mills of the world were still selling to these pet shops. So that is no longer. So the pet shops have got to get rescue animals, and I think that is wonderful because rescue animals the the rescue animals for a reason they need to be rescued, and they're awesome animals are perfect dogs. Perfect cats. So no need to always go out there and get your puppy mill dogs or cats. So I think that's a great law that California past and I think it's going to save a lot of animal lives..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"So some people say beta is in progressive enough. But when it comes to Elizabeth Warren, she's she certainly is seen as progressive. Yeah. And the question is with three or four solid progressives in a democratic primary. Do they split each other up does burning because right now Elizabeth Warren is not polling? Well, known on the a move on dot org poll that I saw Biden was above. Her beta was above her burning was above her. I think Kamala Harris was above her and Sharad Brown out of Ohio who's another more progressive guy who I really like was just underneath her. And she was polling around six percent. So the question is will Bernie or even Cory Booker to some degree who is in polling that high either. Because I don't think he's done a good job of leadership. If you look at, you know, his area in jersey, terrible, not the the the areas horrible in taking huge money from pharmaceutical companies, not allowing Canadian drugs to people who are dying in this country who can't afford the absurd price. Of pharmaceutical drugs in this country. I think he's I think he's a fraud. Yes. But when you look at when you look at Warren versus someone like a Bernie, Bernie just polling much higher at this point. And you wonder if he's taking her support if he's taking her support because of course, his name recognition is quite high because of two thousand sixteen and her her name recognition is high nationally, but mostly because Donald Trump and her have been in this public viewed about her heritage with native American would her claiming to be native American and then Trump calling her polka Hanta cintas. Disgusting. Stupid juvenile battle of words, that's mostly what she's known for right now. So she's going to reshift she's got a, you know, get the ship back online and reform her narrative, and that's not going to be easy to do. So I think that's why she got in so early. I don't know if she's ever going to be able to do it because it's just what she's been known for. And I think with her putting out that Twenty-three in me. Sara, whatever the hell it was that she put out her DNA result. Like her putting that out that just tells you right off the bat before she even announced she doesn't know how to play this game will like there. There is a game that has to be played to win twenty twenty. And she doesn't know how to well. That's the problem is we've said countless times when you wrestle a pig and shit that pigs going to win you're gonna love it. Yeah. Don't bother with this nonsense continue to have him call you polka haunt us who gives a shit. He Pocahontas you go. Uh-huh. And then you go right into whatever you go in your actual policy. Exactly. Because all she did right now was open up the door for people to say. Okay. So you've released this. You're not native American. She authored five articles in pow Chow, which is five recipes in the cookbook Paolo show, which is horrible. But the question is did she take money for him her university to get, you know, student loans, and and some benefits for claiming to be native American if she did that that's a real problem because that's. The that's called that's true, cultural appropriation death. If you're turning the door, if you're shutting the doors on a true native American who now can no longer get those benefits because you've taken one of the slots, you know, one of the positions, that's true problem. And you know, so on its space people just think why the hell would you lie about this? It kind of gives you the flavor of row. Rachel dollas. All you know, like, why are you lying about something that is so significant, and it's bizarre that she would release the evidence that she is. In fact, not native American or one sixty six or I mean, I think all of us could probably find something that degree. Well, you're very British. You're very, yeah. That was a strategic mistake. So hopefully, she can get back on message. And and that's what he's trying to do. I saw her interview on Rachel Maddow again talking about the middle class..
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Well, that's a problem. I'm not like I'm gonna take full responsibility for, but he also knows that because he's not talking to regular people anymore. He's talking to his base yelling at the TV and yelling at the radio. Yeah. And he knows that he can say that he knows he can say, I can I'm going to take full responsibility for the shutdown, and he knows that he can turn right around in two weeks are not even two weeks. What was it five days turn around five days later and blame it on the Democrats and his base is going to eat it up, and they're gonna they're gonna follow him wherever he goes. So he's just thrown Chit awhile thrown shit against the wall to see what sticks. The sad thing is, you know, just from bird's eye view, both of them are assholes. You know, it's just like just the five billion for border security, just call it five billion for border security and get the government back in running. But of course, politics, you know, that they exist. Yeah. And naturally, the Democrats have a lot more leverage at this point. So Trump has gone. To have to gonna have to band. They all again, they already offered one point five million. I wouldn't be surprised if we see some air billion rather. I wouldn't be surprised if we see something like three billion total for border security, and they'll do something with slats in something like this. And then Trump will say look at this big victory. And the Democrats will say we never gave him the wall, Dan, it'll get going again. So that's it's just I to me. It just seems amateur hour politics because it's just so simple. You know, it's not really a complex issue here. The the agree with eight of the most important key components when it comes to funding specifically when it comes to funding the government for all the paycheck's coming out the military is always going to be funded, but they got to get this thing going through September. So we'll see how long it lasts. It's going to it's going to have to come to an end at some point. Well, I mean the wall is I mean, it is we've known this from the very beginning. It's symbolic it's symbolic always been symbolic, and it's symbolic to both sides. You know, it's a it's symbolic to the I think if the Democrats give Trump the wall or give him anything that can be seen as a wall. I think it hurts them. I think it hurts NF thinking also hurts this country. I think it hurts us to have such a huge waste on our border and such a gigantic symbol of bigotry and hatred. You know, it just it really is that it's a huge symbol bigotry and hatred. And everyone knows that it doesn't work. Everyone knows that it's work. Everyone knows that it's complete and total bullshit, but the Republicans want their symbol and the Democrats don't want them to have that symbol most Americans. Don't want them to have those America. Not even Democrats. I mean, just most Americans do not want this stupid fucking well, and especially people perhaps they voted for Trump, but people who live on the border states who live in specifically the border state of Texas..