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Fresh update on "abe" discussed on The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast
"My angel. And Shelley has written about our special friend dinner book called ten things I learned from Bill Porter, Charlie's here today, but Bill is not as mobile as he used to be. His hip was broken when he was hit by a car. Yeah. That's right. He was hit by a car, but he is still selling like a maniac over the telephone and on his website. Nothing stops this guy. He just keeps going and going kind of like that energizer bunny. Wow. And so what you said he taught you a lot, including how to live your own values how so? You know, I really think that he just, he has internalized these things. People ask me, what makes Bill tick? And I don't even know how to necessarily answer that because it's something deep inside and I think it's those deep internal values that faith that he has is integrity. One of the lessons he taught you is that it doesn't matter how you got here. It doesn't matter how you got here. It only matters where you're going. You know, we all come from different backgrounds, different shapes, different sizes, different rich poor, you know, but what matters is where we are today and where we're headed and who we are inside. And to follow your passion. And to follow your passion, my friend Bill, he stays focused, no matter what. Once we missed a plane to Canada because he didn't have picture ID, I spent three hours frantically trying to go through his cupboards to look for something to get some ID to catch the next plane. Finally found a notarized baptismal certificate took it to the DMV where the lady says, oh, honey, I've heard about your story. You come back here and I'm gonna help you. I'm wiping the sweat off my brow, trying to repack my bags and not pass out. And I turn around and he is selling her a can of cinnamon. He stays focused on his passion. Thanks, Shelley. And Abe, we're best friends who work side by side of the World Trade Center. Sadly, they also died side by side on September 11th, but their friendship survived the ultimate test. Listen to their story. On the outside, these two men seem to be complete opposites, but on the inside, they shared a sacred bond between them. 55 year old Abe Zelman was an orthodox Jew from Brooklyn. 42 year old Ed BA was a Catholic from a small town in upstate New York. Paralyzed from the neck down since a terrible diving accident 20 years ago. His nephew Sean says his uncle was like a father to him. When my father passed away when I was 18, Ed really stepped in and took over the fathering role for my brother and myself. So he and I were pretty tight. Both men worked at the World Trade Center on the 27th floor of tower one. Abe's brother Jack says they were inseparable friends. He was always there for head. And it was always there for him. And it was a great friendship. Great bond between them. On the morning of September 11th, Jack and his brother Abe met before work. My brother and I went to synagogue together that morning. That day after the services for some reason, we both. Shook hands first, and then we just hugged each of them. Never happened before. It was the greatest way to say goodbye. But Jack had no idea he was saying goodbye to his brother forever. Shortly after arriving to work in tower one that day, edge caretaker Irma heard a huge explosion. She rushed to find Ed. When I got to the 27th, the stale world door was open and aid was sitting there in the stairwell with a I said, let me go get a fireman. It was a chaotic scene, elevators, not operating, panic people, rushing down the stairs. Ed wheelchair was difficult to lift, but somehow, Ed and a managed to get down 6 flights upstairs. My uncle had called my grandmother and said, I'm okay, I'm with Abe. I'm on my way down on the 21st floor. And that was it the phone like that. By now, Jack was at home anxiously watching the horrible events unfold. The phone rang. It was Abe. I get a phone call. And he told me, don't worry. I'm on my way down. I said, make sure you do that. Please get out of it as soon as you can. Abe also called my wife, Evelyn, a few minutes later. When I spoke to my sense, I feeling of calm. He really felt that the situation was in control and that they were waiting for help. I just kept insisting that please you have to leave. And that was the last I heard. My chief concern was that head would be left there alone, that he would be unable to help himself. I would certainly wager that add on more than one occasion told Abe to leave. When I found out Abe had stayed with my uncle, it was a great comfort to know that he wasn't alone. He would never leave at they were close friends, the best of friends. Both of their families are certain that when Tara one collapsed that day, Abe stayed with his best friend, Ed until the very end. We have such pride in what he did. And his actions that day. Because we've seen how it affected countless others who contacted us telling us what an inspiration he was to them. Even president Bush was touched by Abe's heroism and his dedication to his friend. We have seen our national character in eloquent acts of sacrifice. Inside the World Trade Center, one man who could have saved himself stayed into the end at the sight of his quadriplegic friend. When I heard the president of the United States mention my brother, I said to myself that this act is truly something that all humanity will cherish for years to come, he will be remembered for a long, long time. Abe and Ed being such close friends teaches us. There's no stronger bond than a close friendship. Thank you to both families for sharing that courageous story. Next, they're the last two people you'd ever expect to be friends, but for the sake of their children, they've grown to love each other. John Blackstone Ford and Sheryl Juppe started out as foes, not friends. Cheryl is Jen's husband, ex-wife. So, you can imagine the issues they had, but they have grown to not only like each other, they actually love each other. About 13 years ago, I married a man who had two children. And I had one child from a previous marriage. We thought we were going to have this happy little family, everybody was going to get along fine. But Jen's husband, Larry, had an ex-wife, who was less than thrilled to see a new woman in her children's lives. I would say that we disliked each other. She's coming into the scene. I'm looking at her saying, who do you.
"abe" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
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
"I just don't wanna see the Democratic Party lose one of the key tenants in my personal opinion of of where the party should be ideologically, which is Perot criminal Justice reform. And that's my only, you know. That's that's just a concern. I don't wanna see us lose see them lose that as a as a key component of the platform. All right. So you said beta might beginning in DEA think, you know, when do you think Joe Biden's gonna get in? If Biden does get in obviously, he's going to be seeing Moore's a moderate now beta more of a moderate as well. I mean, a lot of people I know they'd tried to brand him when he was running against Ted Cruz, some huge liberal, but. It's just simply not accurate, and that's fine. With me. I like both of those dudes in a lot of ways. Is there any concern that the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party is going to divide the vote between six seven people? And then you're going to have someone like Joe Biden come in and just be able to pick up thirty forty percent throughout and just take the whole thing. Vice president Biden listen to your show. Ben, I don't think. So I mean, maybe he does John McCain heard it once or twice, but but you know, that's fine. I was hoping he does because I would say vice president Biden cleats out run. And. He does he does. He does. Listen, the I just got. I just got word. He just asking me. And I even as even as attacks in I would say the same thing to bet. Oh, and it's all it's all the bee's. Not you've been, but it's all the. Nope. Nope. Bernie noberto. Cancelation of the bees. I don't think that will happen. I think that they will probably all get into the race because it is very hard. Of course. A why don't you wanna see because why don't you wanna see Biden? It's funny. We were at a at a wedding over in Florida. We ran into Charlie Crist, former governor now congressman, and he could not stop talking about Joe Biden. He's like he's the future and Mike. He's seventies. Going to be seventy eight of I guess, I maybe the future in the short term. But why don't you wanna see by getting? By was in Switzerland. I think of a week ago, and you know, at Davos, but gathering the world leaders world economic leaders in the really big meeting with, you know, one of the finance ministers and walked straight up to her husband and introduced himself, and she was standing next to her husband said, actually, no, I'm the one you're meeting with and..
"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..
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"Because like I've spent sounds of dollars then everything by the book, I have followed the laws in the process. And then I got my my paper. Candidate with the and then to be called illegal if the humanizing like I was like a second class like human being like. Just like what was the even two point of like having right heavens to tell my story like having to be questions over and over and over again by immigration officers at the time, I was very happy. I'm like untouchable now. Then right minute. I was up us to four for that job. Right. I guess and I get like and get questions, and it was just like, oh, man. How far have to go. Them to the person, you know. Absolutely. And was anyone else taken off this bus and detained and ask for their papers? Or were they specifically there for you know? Yes, they've so when they came on divisive asked did they claim they ask everyone the bus, obviously, they did nuts because the proof of shipbuilding asking for was US passbook. Now, it would be ridiculous to say that they've asked twenty people on the bus and every one of those people candidate US past. On a greyhound bus. Yes. I'm going to say that awful. Yeah. And then the four people, and those people looked to all of these people the all look like they might be Hispanic like like, vaguely ethnic Brown stuff or something like that. So just pointing people asking them about like Simpson citizenship and stuff, right? They went going around asking white Americans about like their paper because. Rheingau? Yeah. I went back on the bus. I believe that like one person also came back onto the one. That's what I saw. Okay. Detained one person. And they took that person with them. Interesting. Interesting. Yeah. So what did you have a chance to hear the interaction with the individual that they did end up taking detained? And and God knows what that life is. Like, I did not after the us me of my pay for being rake and everything officer like was calling someone on the phone assume, he'll work with them who supposed to verify my status, right? And then. Yeah, they were calling and he was reading like members of my work permit like gave the my name, I had everything. Right. And then and then. Yeah. That was few minutes and the call ended and then like until that point. I was like, okay. You know, what they're gonna call the verify me and the to let me go, right? And it says easiest then I was to my surprise. He was like, yeah. We have no records if you're Silom. Oh my God. And I was like what do you mean, no records asylum, and I was like this. How impossible like what's happening? It was like I have asylum. I have approved that have all the papers do like, Nope. No record on my God is it ballot. Did you ask them about the worker? You wouldn't answer that question. It was like, no. Yeah. And I said every like defense made every state with made would say, oh, we've heard that so many times from legal illegals say that all the time. So it was like so it doesn't matter. What I say anything? I say you like, oh, yeah. We've heard that million times. Right rash. No. I don't like. And then and then I got frustrated. I was like, hey, this is you know. This is what you're doing that was legal. Like, I need my papers back right now. Right. I'm gonna call them my lawyer like pursue legal actually, this is not. Okay. Right. And then and then degration of the southern like just it was mostly quiet. The whole time the other the other McGrane officer. Started yelling at me to take my to take my hands out my pockets, will you which was weird because I had them in my pockets throughout the whole action. Okay. And they did not say things And an. I didn't wasn't doing that disrespect. It was just freezing cold. It's the winter. Yeah. Exactly. Sounds like sounds like okay. Okay. Okay. My hands out I took him out. Because at that point, it it seems to me that they were only trying to get reaction out of me. Right. They wanted me to lose. It was like something in detained me for differently. And so like, right. I'm gonna keep cool that doesn't matter..
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"Yeah. And then like want they want they got my once they once they told him like I was vicinity. Though deal what country citizen off like, I'm finishing Libya. And then they went, okay. Can you come? Can you come with us outside? I was like, okay. So and I walked with him outside. They asked me if I had not fixation on me. And I said, yeah, I do I do have a work permit, and that will is is has been given to me by US citizenship and immigration services. Okay. Yeah. So it's basically like through and how long has your work permit. Good four. So so here's the work permit is valid and so the end like the July of two thousand thirteen okay. But at the same time, I was at work permit, even though I don't need it anymore. Given the fact that I was granted asylum in last October. Permits even though it was alad, even though I had it. I didn't have I didn't anymore work because I was granted asylum by on the anyway. Yeah. Okay. So and now how were you were how were you able to be granted asylum because I know that process is just so completely difficult, and it's getting more difficult every day, it seems how long did that process? Take for me. It took exactly for years. Okay. Forty years. I had to do a lot of lake like paperwork, and like, my K and everything and did an interview with immigration that lasted like hours, and they asked me about like every detail of my life and dates and pictures of like the like an like just like a background check on me like last year's right Advani long long process. So you are it is safe to say, you are a fully vetted a resident of America. You are fully happy gotten all the information they could ever need. But nonetheless, we're we're in this situation. Greyhound bus walking out with these two folks, they know more about me than anyone else. Okay. Well, that is that's horrifying, but interested. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And then when I get in my I gave my these and then they look through them. And then they were like, do you have you assign them approve when on you, obviously before the asked me if I had my silent approve when told him when I applied asylum when it was granted all the details. And what I do you have decided on proving on you. And it was like, no I carry that with me, and I don't care would. Because I I was I was advice about the cat. What maybe his this is like a very important documents that if I don't need it. It's if it gets if against loss of anything, then I'm like jeopardizing my this country as well. Right in my home. 'cause I like I only needed when I need to apply for a job. And they did a good job or something like that. I don't wanna be carrying my backpack everywhere. Right. Right. And then it was also I was like ole needed vacation. And the like they can like check online the call immigration, but one of the two I'm the system. I don't need to everything Tronc now. Yeah. Absolutely. You would think this wouldn't be an issue. Yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. But like, oh, no the paper, you gave a illegal have them owner time. And I was like what what do you mean the legal like illegals multiple times? And it was like this war permits is fraud-proof. Okay. So so you're talking with these two ice agents outside the greyhound bus, they continually call you. They say illegals have documentation, they have their they have all of their paperwork regarding. Silom, and they continually stand the word illegals, which I find I wanna hear your emotional thoughts on that. Personally. It just seems. Yeah. Dehumanize in and a way to treat someone as other. But what what did you think when they were calling you in a legal or referencing people as legals in general? Yeah. Well out to me that people that were not where CB the patrol agents or something. And I wanted to clarify that. Okay. Obviously work for the like home that both of them. But anyway, so we they asked me when when calling me legal I'll I'll take anything getting upset. I was like getting Winnie furious because it was very frustrating..
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"At top at dot, Robin, Hood dot com. Of course, you know, in a binary situation, what are the other options, although Donald Trump with Jared, Kushner, they have actually been more progressive on criminal Justice reform, then a lot of people are talking about because just goes against a wide sweeping media narratives, which are always ridiculous and a little bit. They leave a little bit of is facts behind. We don't have any policy discussion in this entire country. But anyway, so that is Kamala Harris, that's what she's going to be not that is not all that. She's going to be doing, obviously, she's also talking about single payer and stuff like that. But we'll see we'll see if she's going to be able to if that's going to be a winning message. It's possible. It really is possible that it works because it worked for the Clintons and progressive prosecutor. Just get ready to hear those two words over and over again. I like, I hate it. I really hate it progressive prosecutor because of course, a prosecutors had done some really horrible things in this country. But then also they've done some good things too. But who knows you know, when it comes to prosecutions specifically when it comes to like, the me too movement, for example, as we're seeing now with what's going on with Harvey Weinstein there is that sort of tinge to it as well where they're sick and tired specifically with the two movement of having allegations of rape, not be, you know, like not be addressed like what happened with Cosby? I think that allegation came out in two thousand I'm beginning this wrong. But I think it was two thousand five or something like that. She came to the police, and they're like now, it's we can't do anything. So from that perspective. I do understand law and order or criminal Justice because that is dog shit. If you go and report, a violent rape. And then the or the the the backlog so-called rape test backlog. It's not a backlog. They're not testing is a backlog if you're working on it. But they're just not. So I get it from that perspective. And I think that you could you can swing that. It's more of a in more of a liberal lens. But then we really have to look at the just over incarceration of our youth and of people in this country. Really is it. It's just a porn. Our criminal Justice system is totally broken in a binary election. Do you think the Republican party without Donald Trump? There would do any good would do any better. Probably not. But who knows? So this just reminds me of this reminds me Bill Clinton and hell Bill Clinton one Howard. Maybe this is shaping up to be ninety one powered Schultz gets in. We have an incumbent president. That's kind of getting as h w was Grover Norquist that wing of the Republican party turned on him. Trump. A lot of people are turning on him. Now as we saw with the funding Bill to keep the government open a couple of Republicans assigned onto a Bill that didn't have wall funding, and we'll probably just start to see more and more and more of that. So this might be history, repeating this could be an interesting time to go back and look at what happened in the ninety one campaign ninety two campaign air knows there are a lot of liberal voters that like a hall monitor like they. They do they have of rules and rule of law is not like a, you know, exclusive from right wing stuff at all. No, absolutely. No. That's a good point. And and of course, you know, I know when it comes to as we saw in Utah, for example, when they just passed think at zero point five now or point zero five yachts, definitely point zero five zero point five would be but a zero point five when it comes to drinking and driving a lot of times. These are these are more left-leaning people pushing for that kind of stuff. And I mean, I disagree with it. But you know, so, but that is why it's so difficult to get any criminal Justice reform because it is politically advantages to be more.
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"She's you know, she she's got the poll numbers are going in the right direction. Still not that you know, one is beating Biden still. But of course, if you're Joe Biden, just stay on the sidelines long as possible because as soon as you get in then you start at you have a target on your back. So right now, he's able to just gonna sit at like, you know, in the in the thirties around thirty five percent of support. And of course, the Democratic Party is sitting fairly well with fifty six percent if you give people just a blank ballot, and they're like democrat Republican. It's fifty six percent democrat. That's good. But of course, again, we have two thousand sixteen to remember and candidates do matter. So Kamala Harris, she is reminded me a lot of Bill Clinton in the early nineties when Bill Clinton ran for office as a democrat, of course. But he ran on a strict strict criminal Justice reform policy, three strikes, and you're out mandatory minimums, this is, of course, the superpredators moment. This is if you go back and his mentioned multiple times, listen to a state of the union it reads like reads, just extremely conservative extremely conservative. So Kamala Harris understanding that this is probably not a bad strategy to have when ginning again, those disaffected Republicans like I just use Bill Kristol's, an example. But there's a lot of never Trump Republicans out there who share her views on criminal Justice. It's possible. She's able to peel a lot of their support. This is what she had to say. When asked about the question of like, should we build more schools as opposed to more prisons, and this is just a little spiel that she she she gives when talking about this. And if you get a chance to watch the clip, she's quite animated. But there's something almost Dick Cheney about the joy in her voice. When talking about things that are so you know, devastating to people. Let's let's play it. We all have these posters in our classes that. Is attached to a stick that we sometimes we'll card out we're talking about criminal Justice policy, and we run around with these signs, build more schools list jails Bill, more schools, let's and we walk around everywhere. Bill more school, we'd protest build more schools less jails put money into education prisons. There's a fundamental problem with that approach in my opinion. And it's this. I agree with that conceptually. But you have not addressed the reason I have three padlocks on my front door. So part of the discussion about reform of criminal Justice policy has to be an acknowledgement that crime does occur and especially when it is violent crime and serious crime. There should be a broad consensus that there should be serious and severe and swift consequence to crime. All right there it is. So of course, you know, the correlation between schools and prisons the notion is is that if you advocate people they have a better chance of getting the job of finding success. Finding self worth finding a mentor perhaps they don't need to break into your home. I understand that crime happens. Of course, we are in one of the lower crime times in the history of the world. Yeah. Specifically in the history of this country. This reminds me a little bit of h w when he was running against Dukakis Dukakis. Massachusetts Governor much more liberal on crime. Of course, the famous willy Horton ads all those kinds of things they painted him weak on crime. So she's going all in with being tough on crime. And again is that what we need right now is we have the largest prison population in the world, even more than China in China is horrible. Although we don't get all we don't get a lot of information from China. So who knows they're killing people left and right for being Muslims or Christians or Jewish. You have to worship the state. China's getting worse worse and worse every single day. Of course, they're having their new. The what's it called the Social Credit system? They're gonna start in twenty twenty. But the question is for the Democratic Party. You wanna be the party of law and order politically? I could see this not hurting her..
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"So we this is supposed to be. Entry of the marketplace of ideas. So don't like have Howard Schultz does decide to run. I don't first of all I don't see him taking that many votes away from the democratic candidate. I just don't see I don't think that he represents where the Democratic Party is going. You know, I mean, I I can see Republican I can see Bill Kristol voting for Howard Schultz. I can see disaffected suburbanites in Trump land voting for Howard Schultz who would never vote for a democrat. Anyway. So I don't think that it's true that he will be taking votes away from the democratic candidate. If anything he could very well be taking votes away from Donald Trump. So I like to me it was when he announced an everyone freaked out. Don't be like I understand there's a lot of trauma with two thousand sixteen a lot of people thinking they had it all ready to go. It's in the bag, but don't freak out Krikah's. He's not going to swing the election for Donald Trump. If he does get in the kind of person. It's just more aggravating kind of person that would vote for Howard Schultz is also the same person that would buy like a the Michael boob leg. Josh grow duet album star books. Yeah. I mean, it's the bad. No never seen anyone by those. It's like an anomaly that anyone would. But now, it's boob way. And and Josh grove and Josh Grogan in duet. Yeah. Now as a couple of covers of Christmas songs. Ovalles goodness. Now, we were Howard Schultz. That's the equivalent of Howard Schultz as a presidential candidate forum. That's kind of fun if he opens his Twitter notifications that should be enough for him to realize like I can't do this. I don't know Twitter's Twitter's health scape. But yeah, he's getting he's getting more roasted than the coffee that he serves is getting that's a hot joke. That's a joke. We also should talk a little bit about Roger stone. He got indicted, and let's see let's talk about stone. And then we can go back, and well, let's we'll wrap it up here with Elizabeth Warren. So just lastly with Elizabeth ward, she has apologized to the. Cherokee nation for the DNA senior Senator Elizabeth or Senator Elizabeth Warren. She's the Massachusetts Democrat. She apologized, and the this is Kelly Hayes, a native American writers. She says I'm glad to see that. Elizabeth Warren has apologized for the whole DNA test to buckle connecting with members of the Cherokee nation in. This way was always the way forward. Also, I hope that the folks who painted myself and others fringe outliers for discussing this field foolish. But of course, there are some people who still aren't aren't happy twilla Barnes a Cherokee genealogist. She's been critical of miss warns claims of her native American ancestry since it became national news in two thousand twelve she said, she needs to go public and say, she fully takes responsibility. And that the DNA test was ridiculous. They're still something about this that feels off. So we'll see you know, if that scandal continues to dog her talking about line, you know, when it comes to Kirsten gillibrand, or at least Kamala Harris isn't line. We're gonna play sound here in a second of her criminal Justice area. But she's very upfront about her lack of criminal Justice reform, I guess or criminal Justice reform in a much more conservative sense more conservative than I believe that we need we need to have it in this country. And I really we're gonna talk about that in a second. But when it comes to Elizabeth Warren, we'll see how much that dogs are. But again, she's doing a good job. She's out there. She's meeting with the people. And I think she's got a really a lot of upside. And a lot of good potential. She stays on message very much like Bernie used to be able to do. I don't know if he's ever going to get into not again. Who knows what's going to happen with Bernie Sanders? There's there's some stuff swarming around the world who knows what's going to happen. But so that so that's Elizabeth Warren. Let's go onto Kamala Harris, really quick. And then we'll talk about Roger stone. And then we'll talk about nukes. And then we'll talk about Robert Muller. He made a mistake, which is something. We don't often hear. So that's him. Yeah. I'm so Kamala Harris, of course. Big roll out..
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"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..
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"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..
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"What what does that reality? Look like. Let me start with your first question on kind of criminal Justice reform. And I think the privatization of of incarceration is actually just completely evil told land, I think, yeah, I think in many other western societies we could look at they would consider it a porn and immoral and they would never do it. And they don't do it because they don't think about incarceration of punitive and think about rehabilitative, and so we have turned it into a business the business now people are making hundreds of millions not doing on these people suffering, and we are all doing his damn damaging people's and putting back into the citing. And actually, that's what we're doing with these children to, but I'll say this. When people ask me where criminal Justice issues are so vast like every step of the way bail bonds in all of its a mess. What where where do you sought reform where you can always tell you don't need a Google map to tell you when you're near courthouse as soon as you start seeing the bail bond stores that just circle for you know, you are the jail. Somewhere cash bail as a as a real issue? Well, let me tell you the most we've been waiting and we've been thinking about this very wrong. Really in the last. I'd say twenty thirty years we've been thinking about a top down federal government state legislation. No, the power is with your your counties. Your state attorney district attorney if you if the right DA gets elected, it's something as simple as local as that DA has the power to turn that prosecuting office that office upside down a case in point all your listeners interested in this look Larry crabs in Philadelphia, this guy, this guy has is D'amoto if I could take him and plug Leary crabs are into every district attorney office in this country. We would we would completely desisto would be reformed. He won't what did he do? I'll tell you. So Larry president see the thing is only prosecutors want people are career prosecutors run for these positions the same people incestuous Larry presented with he was a career criminal defense. Attorney. In his career and his in his career. He had sued the Philadelphia police department seventy five time so right to me. He's like screw it. I'm running for this. I have the power he ran he won and Philadelphia at one of the most Philadelphia historically corruption as office as soon as we got in there. He made a list of police officers who he knew were known to test ally during their testimony. He's like he's like their testimony will never be accepted to prosecute a case. Number one, number two. He cleaned house. He got rid of all the prosecutors. He knew shady there were three. He's like he's like I will not press charges against marijuana possession. I don't care if the prime in this day, I'm not gonna do it wrote ROY Moore, he got rid of cash bail within six months. Eight amazing what he has achieved in just it's been a year now, but the first six months he cleaned how looking rule incredible. And this and we've seen since that in the midterms there were a number of Twitter other very progressive days that have been elected, and I urged people look very carefully at who your ticket. Attorney's a lot of time. It'll be the same person for like thirty years. Yeah. Get rid of him get rid of that is awesome. And that when we talk about politics, obviously, we always talk about or usually talk about it in the macro local politics. That's where you see real change. So after that that is absolutely wonderful. I wanna be attorney general mail and Wednesday. I would make well you have my support. I don't know. You know what I'll do? I'll you big favor. All I'll throw my support for your opponent all cost one hundred thousand votes, it'll be your societas with Ben Kissel. There's no way we can trust you sneak in the back that way. Yes. And of course, when it comes to prosecutors when going back to the west Memphis three, for example, the medical examiner, and they're all part of the prosecution, which is totally nefarious. And I it's just makes the defense so much smaller. And so it's just so much more unfair. You're fighting blind. Prosecutors they have the evidence because. A police gave it to them. Right. And you can't get it unless they decide to give it to you..
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"Right now, I'm honored to have with me in Terni is practicing immigration law in San Antonio, Texas. He's on the front lines of this Lance Kurt right is with me. Thank you so much for being on the show man having me. So you've worked in immigration as a lawyer for multiple administrations, you said that you worked well, George W Bush was an office while Obama was an office. And now we have what's going on with Donald Trump. Could you just give our audience a feel of what what are some of the differences? Now that you that you have been able to experience with Trump versus Obama versus w because obviously w came out he was a little bit more of a compassionate conservative. When it comes to immigration to use his nomenclature talking about, you know, immigration in a much more traditional sense. And then we have Obama who has called the border deport her in. Chief and a lot of people thought he's sort of turned his back on a lot of the liberals that put him in office. They thought he was maybe two hawkish on immigration. And now we have what's going on with Donald Trump, which is led us to now. I think twenty one days going into a shutdown. So what are some of the differences within these administrations? Right. Well, Bush came in there and actually under his administration so much prising Lee that was our best chance to get comprehensive immigration reform. They actually kinda pass it Bill, but, you know, even when he came into office that was right after September eleven and they they lamented a lot of really restrictive programs, including making a lot of Muslims. Register there's a lot of fear and their community at that time period. Right. There's a lot more people being arrested as compared to the bomb ears bomb comes in. And he he has this situation where a lot of people from Central America coming to the port of entry and wanna seek asylum. And he starts deporting a lot of people without you know, at the border and kind of really really. Turning people around quickly. And that's when he got that named porter and chief, but I'm not sure that's completely fair to him. Because he cheated a lot of people inside the country was pretty good. I mean, he did pass DACA. He did try to pass the Dopp a program which really would have provided relief for millions of people. I mean thousand immigrants, but then their families spouses, so many people would have been better off you've had undocumented people getting work authorisation, which would have been return them social security cards, which made them tax payers. Great economy. Right. Right. And then there's Donald Trump and the words impunity that I think is happening because it's so inconsistent that we tell clients when they start a case that well, for example, you're going to qualify for Silom because you are a single mother from Guatemala and you've been abused. Right. Right. No doubt about that. That's a problem in the country. Please do nothing to stop it so forth. And so on board immigration appeals has said this is a recognized social group that. Will qualify. This. Client hypothetical client for silent. And then a bomb through Jeff Sessions goes to Trump rather, mama Trump. Right. Trump through Jeff Sessions goes through a lot of these different rules that were hard and fast rules, Silom and changes them. So what you have are people who start these Thailand process with one set of rules, right? And through the attorney general and his capriciousness. They're changing the rules. Right. So that's just one aspect of it. I mean, the Trump administration and how they've attacked immigrants has many different, you know, varieties, which we can talk about right? But really what he's doing? He changed the rules midstream. Right. So obviously people going through the process legally such as what happened with Dhaka recipients. And now, of course, there is they have a lot of fear within that community when when is is gonna come knocking on their doors dragged them away. What are what's what's your sense right now within specifically the hispan-? Community because it seems as if they're the targets, and I do want to expend a little bit more later on in the conversation. Under w mention how it was Muslims and Muslims are still under attack under Trump as well. But it's just interesting how the the focus seems to shift from groups of people that might not be fully franchise still disenfranchised in many ways, the the the blame the immigrant rhetoric..
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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,.
"abe" Discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"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..