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A highlight from The Power of Hispanic Serving Institutions
"Hello, and welcome to the College Admissions Decoded podcast, an occasional series in the National Association for College Admission Counseling, or NACAC. I'm your host, Eddie Pickett. I'm a longtime NACAC member and a member of the NACAC board of directors. In my day job, I'm a senior associate dean of admissions and director of recruitment at Pomona College in Claremont, California. NACAC is an association of more than 25 ,000 professionals at high schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations, as well as independent counselors who support and advise students and families through the college admissions process. Our topic today is Hispanic Serving Institutions, also known as HSIs. Historically, HSIs are colleges and universities with Hispanic undergraduate enrollment of at least 25%. In 1992, Congress formally recognized HSIs and created federal appropriations to support these institutions. Today there are over 500 HSIs in the United States. HSIs play a vital role in the communities they serve, offering culturally relevant programs, a sense of belonging, and services that help students succeed. For this episode, we're joined by Belinda Sandoval -Sasweta, associate vice president of at admissions University of Redlands in California. Welcome Belinda. Thanks Eddie. Happy to be here. We're also joined by Argenis Rodriguez, director of a support program for students. Welcome Argenis. Happy to be here. Thank you both for joining us today on the podcast, particularly after this summer and the Supreme Court decision that came down. So let's just get started with the first question. Belinda, can you tell us a little bit about your background and the work with HSIs that you've done? My pronouns are she, hers, and Aya. I am a Mexican -American. I identify as a Chicana. And so I serve on the advisory council, which is made up of faculty, staff, and students. And we work together as a council to write our first grant for Hispanic -serving institutions, which we were proud recipients of this summer. And Argenis, same question. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and your work that you've done with HSIs? So I'm currently the director of a program that's aimed to support the specific needs of students as they are pursuing an undergraduate degree. And the program balances academic advising and personal support, along with career exploration, leadership development, and community engagement. And so what do Hispanic -serving institutions guarantee to offer students that other colleges and universities might not? Hispanic -serving institutions are intentional in supporting this population of students, like offering a sense of community and relatability. And Hispanic -serving institutions also offer a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. And they will continue to play that critical role in providing Hispanic students with the education they need in order to enter their career fields. Very similar to Argenis, you know, I think that institutions are, they show their commitment to serving students. And I was actually reading Gina Garcia's book on Hispanic institutions in practice. And part of that really does a call, really has a call for us to not just be an institution that enrolls students, but be an institution that serves Hispanic students or Latinx or Latinos. So I think a Hispanic -serving institution is thinking about how to not just enroll them, but really truly serve them and serve them well while they are students. I like that idea of serving but also being intentional. So Argenis, can you start this next one? Just how do institutions approach students' success for HSIs? So the way that HSIs approach students' success is by utilizing data to determine what programming can provide support to Hispanic students in close equity gaps. So the data is utilized specifically to track multiple factors, such as first -year progress, graduation rates, and cohort program involvement. Then to Belinda, sitting on the admissions side, are there other unique factors that colleges and universities are tracking, such as first -gen or anything else with this HSI population? We certainly track first -gen. We also do a lot of programming at the recruitment level around language. So for example, we might do sessions in Spanish, we give tours in Spanish, just to give families an opportunity to really feel like they belong on a college campus. And I think that's a big part of that recruitment phase of being an HSI, is really thinking about how to incorporate families into this process. I would also say, you know, that student success looks at both how the student performs while they are a student, but it also is about how a student does once they transition out of the college community, right, and that professional sense of, or transitioning into the professional workspace. And so we're still thinking about ways to do that. With our new HSI grant, we were able to infuse funds into existing programs that we know are doing very well to retain both Latino students, but really all students. Can you tell us a few of those programs that you're specifically referencing? Sure. The programs that I'm referencing are things like our First -Year Journey, which are a couple of days of an outdoor experience that students do very well in transitioning to the university. And so we really want and encourage our Hispanic students, our first generation college students to participate in things like that, as well as our summer bridge program, and our mentor program, which is called STEP. Sounds like you're doing some great work over there, University of Redlands. Kudos to you all. Thanks, Eddie. And what I've noticed also with HSI, similar to HBCUs, is there's an immense version of pride in their schools, and both graduates, staff, and students affiliated with these schools. So Argenis, coming to you, can you talk about how that pride is nurtured on campus, and why so many students find the HSI experience attractive? Community colleges are an essential building block in the education journey of many Hispanic students. HSIs continue to be attractive because they foster community. Our commitment to Hispanic students and the status as an HSI is reflected in the college's participation in the Excelencia in Education National Initiative. You know, the CO is a national certification for institutions intentionally serving Latino students through data, practice, and leadership. So you pointed out community colleges being a strong support system. Can we just talk about how to get students comfortable at the community college and then also transitioning them from the two -year into the four -year and the importance of that too? So an example of this is by one of our programs that we have on campus called Connexiones and Connexions, which is a program designed for Latinx students. And the purpose is to increase engagement and clarify their academic and career interests. And another example, I guess if we're talking about how we are assisting transitioning them out, it's through a program that we also have on campus, which is Grow with Google. And that's a career readiness program that is centered on helping students, providing them with the preparation needed to enter the workforce through digital skills and career workshops. Thank you for that. It definitely always thinking about what are the opportunities presented by different colleges. And we hear about certain schools, not about all. And so as we think about the vastness of higher ed, that's also really important. And so Belinda, similar question coming to you, but just how does the University of Redlands build pride on your campus? I think there's a lot of different ways that we build pride, certainly with the traditions that are just part of the institution and making sure that all students feel like they are part of who, you know, of the institution and the fabric of the institution and making them like feel this isn't just, you know, an age old tradition that certain students happen to connect to, but that we try to infuse that into everything that we do. But I think, you know, at the end of the day, it's really about validating who a student is. And I think that is a real big part of coming into the institution. I mean, a lot of what I talk about with families when I do Spanish programming, for example, is that, you know, this is their community, too. And for a lot of our students that are first gen that are part of that identifies Latino or that are part of the Hispanic community, they've never been or have never set foot on a campus before. It's really talking about this is your space, too, really is powerful for them. And we get questions like, can I bring salsa to my daughter, you know, during on the weekends? Or can I, you know, go to the soccer game or can I do those kinds of things that if you've gone to college feels so like, of course you can do that. But if you are a first gen family who's never been to a college in the U .S. before, those are, you know, important questions to ask because they just don't know. And so I think that validation of who a student is and who, you know, their family is and the make of the dynamic of that family and where they come from really is important. It goes a long way. If you know me, I'm a numbers person. I love some good numbers. I want to give a shout out to University of Redlands as well. They're about 50 percent first gen students. You want to talk about creating opportunities. That's creating an opportunity. You know, at Pomona, we're about 20 percent and we're really excited about that for a private school being at nearly 50 percent. Kudos to you. So thank you for doing that great work and creating those opportunities for everyone. So staying in that numbers scene, I'm going to throw out this other stat that I saw was pretty interesting. So according to Excelencia in Education, HSIs in the U .S. enroll 66 percent of Latino students. For reference, there are 500 of them. There are about 4000 colleges, so 66 percent of students and about an eighth of the schools. So more power to HSIs to start. But with the student population increasing in the U .S. faster than any other population in terms of higher education enrollment, what does that mean for the future of HSIs? Well, I think that it means good things for all of us that are currently identified as a HSI. You know, we are committed to the work. We want to make sure that we are creating spaces that validate our students. I would also say, you know, that it really does speak also to all institutions. And I think it's a call for all institutions to really think about, you know, you have this fast growing minority group. And so that so I think the HSIs are in a unique position and that we have been thinking about how we are serving our Hispanic and Latino students. But I do think that all institutions really need to be thinking about that, about how they are serving this fast growing group, demographic group. I mean, it's a wonderful opportunity, right, because HSIs are now at the forefront of educating and preparing Hispanic students, you know, for the future. And that it seems like a very colorful future from the data that we're seeing as well coming down the pipeline. Students are starting to make their choices. Many prospective HSI students have a variety of options when selecting a college, including PWIs or predominantly white institutions, the term that we've used historically by the Department of Education. What should students think about when considering whether to attend an HSI or a PWI? And what have you heard from students on this question? And we'll go to our hand is first. So students who have expressed interest on PWIs, from my perspective, like they often worry about the cost of attendance and HSI community colleges offer Hispanic students a quality, affordable education that can prepare them to continue their education at a PWI if that's what the student is wanting to go for afterwards. Belinda. What I would say is, you know, every institution opens the door. And so I think whether a student selects a PWI or an HSI, I think it really is about whether a student is going to take advantage of the resources that are available. And a student that is thinking about an HSI oftentimes really has a good sense of who they are and what it is that they're looking to do and what kind of community they're going to be able to, you know, be, let's say, successful in. A student attending a PWI and I was one of them, I was a student that came from the Inland Empire and in California and went straight to PWI and I loved my experience there. It challenged me to think about who I was and my identity in a different way and how I could, you know, challenge the system a little bit to include me into it. But I would say that it made me that much stronger when I moved into the professional workforce. So I wouldn't say that one is better than the other. I would just say that when you're looking at institutions, the HSI's are going to provide a different environment than a PWI. And there are some very basic things. Like I give examples of, you know, you go from things like selling Mexican candy in the inspired out music of the commons and the quad area to the pedagogy and that is is being taught in the classroom to the faculty that are being hired. There's an intentionality there in a way that is not present in other places. Yeah, thank you. I always just tell students, like, know what you're getting yourself into. You know, as you're making your choices, you don't have to have a list of all PWIs or all HSIs. You can have a mix of them. As you get your decisions back, that's when you really have to make those choices. But understand the situation you're walking yourself into and also what do you want out of college? Because what you want isn't always the same as your peer or somebody who looks like you. So understand what you are wanting and what I and why I'm here at this school. So that's what I tell students. And now the question that we've all been waiting for, probably, and particularly thinking about this Supreme Court case, the SFFA case that just came out. And so considering the recent decision on race conscious admissions in the Supreme Court, some may question the need to focus on and provide federal funding to HSIs and other institutions that serve specific populations. What would you say to those who question the value of supporting HSIs? The recent decisions are not a deterrent. Like, HSIs understand that race does impact the student's access to higher education. You know, this can also affect persistence, retention, graduation and career outcomes. But that HSIs are also committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. And I would add that we talked about this fact earlier, right, that with that Latinos, they're the fastest growing demographic group in the United States. And I think a big part of what we are here to talk about is how do we make sure that our institutions are serving our students well? And so really thinking about what the value is of supporting HSIs, I think the value is that we are educating the future of the country. I want to be very clear to the students and counselors listening to this podcast that the discussion topic that you can write about in your essays, you can still write about whatever you want because I've been asked, well, you know, I'm Latino, can I write about my application? Yes, you can write about whatever you want. What the Supreme Court has done is it's limited our ability to evaluate race as a status alone. And so we can evaluate the discrimination faced. We can evaluate the motivation because of and the characters you've learned because of your race. But we can't just use race alone. So that's what the Supreme Court has done. It has not actually limited your ability to speak about race in your application whatsoever. So I want to be clear about that. I'm afraid that's all the time we have today. Many thanks to Belinda and Argenis for a great conversation. And thanks to you, our friends in the audience, for joining us for this podcast. College Admissions Dakota is a podcast from NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling. It is produced by LWC Studios. Kojin Tashiro produced this episode. If you would like to learn more about NACAC's guests, our organization and the college admissions process, visit our website at NACACnet .org. That's N -A -C -A -C -N -E -T .org. Please leave a review and rate us on Apple Podcasts. See you next time on College Admissions Dakota.
A highlight from Navigating Not Enough
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church, and this is our podcast. I wanted to thank you for joining us today. Hope this inspires you. Hope it builds your faith. Hope it gives you perspective to see God is moving in your life. Enjoy the message. Remain standing remain standing. Once you've hugged enough put those hands together and welcome our eFam all over the world. Hey everybody. We're about to be we're about to be out on the road this week Elevation Nights, Miami, Florida, Tampa, Florida. Knoxville, Tennessee, Atlanta area, Birmingham, then we're going to Texas. I'm gonna get Tim Riggins and then we're going over to Lubbock and Dallas and Houston. ElevationNights .com. There are still some tickets in some locations. Don't buy it from a scalper. Don't support that nonsense, but we really want to see you there. We're expecting God to do great amazing things. Clap your hands if you're expecting it right now. God is good. God is good. God is so good so faithful. Well today this message that I have to share with you is one that everybody in the room needs. So sometimes I'll say this message is for somebody. I don't know who this is for. But today I know it's for all y 'all. So look at somebody and say you too, not the band. It's going to be good. I'm going to read from Matthew chapter 15 verse 29 through 38 a familiar story with a twist and not for the sake of being clever, but for the sake of something that I believe God wants to speak to you today in a fresh way. Matthew chapter 15 verse 29 And while you're turning there in your Bible, let us know online where you're joining us from. We'd love to know your name and where you're joining us from as well right there in the comments. Matthew chapter 15 verse 29. Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down great crowds came to him bringing the lame the blind the crippled the mute many others and laid them at his feet and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking the crippled made well the lame walking and the blind seeing and they praised the God of Israel. Jesus called his disciples to him and said I have compassion for these people. They have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry or they may collapse on the way his disciples answered. Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd? How many loaves do you have Jesus asked seven they replied and a few small fish. He told the crowd to sit down on the ground then he took the seven loaves and fish and when he had given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples and they in turn to the people they all ate and were satisfied afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Okay verse 38. Let's read this one to the number of those who ate was besides 4000 men women and children and I'm calling this message today navigating not enough. We've all been there. We will all be there at some point so I can't think of a more important class to teach today than navigating not enough and let's just pray one more time for the Holy Spirit to guide us into truth Lord. You said that you would do that that you would lead us and guide us and remind us of the things that matter and teach us the things that we need to know do that just now for these people for everybody who will hear this message is navigating something that is not enough, but you are more than enough. Yes, so bring us to that place in space and presence of mind to see you as you are. We give you praise in Jesus name. Amen. You may be seated. I made a list in my phone. I read it to you. Time, money, sleep, energy, friends, confidence, opportunity, authority, freedom, flexibility, discipline, experience, joy, peace, wisdom, and I stopped there with 15 because Matthew 15. I thought be cool do 15 15 things that I just said that someone in this room feels like they don't have enough of right now time money sleep energy friends confidence opportunity authority freedom flexibility discipline experience joy peace wisdom everyone will have to navigate an area of not enough in your life in a way that comforts me to know that for all the things that I don't feel like I have enough of there's some things you don't have enough of with your needy self either kind of evens the playing field. So don't be intimidated. Don't be intimidated not in here. Anyway, the ground is level at the foot of the cross. We're all here because we need Jesus and Jesus is complete. Jesus Christ is complete fully God fully man at the sound of that truth echoes back another truth that in him. I am complete. He is enough. I am enough and yet there's no shortage of needs in this room and everyone will have to pass through in different moments of your life different facets of this same neighborhood called not enough and we have to talk about how to navigate that because I have found that not only is the the not enough thing a battle that never goes away, but it is a battle that never fully gets in balance and what I mean by that is when I read that list of things there have been seasons in my life where I worked my way into enough of one of them. Only to find another one screaming. Hey now that you got enough money, you don't have any time. Yeah, I thought about this in the area of discipline. I try to be disciplined person in my life. I need that to stay on track and yet I noticed the times in my life where my discipline is really keyed in sometimes I get so rigid that I lose my empathy. And I'm doing really good with my disciplines, but I'm mad at everybody else that they aren't as disciplined as me. Now I'm judgy. So it's good, you know, I've got my macros and my workouts and my Bible time but creates a whole other not enough over on this side and I don't really want to stay in this too long just wanted to set up the idea of not enough and I realized when I made the title navigating not enough and God kind of led me to call this message that that in that title navigating not enough. I am the best one to teach this class because the two biggest fears in my life are both in that title. Not enough and navigating. I told you two weeks ago that I have no sense of direction and I still don't there's been no supernatural miracle since then and the idea of this passage here I looked at one verse and I want to show it to you again that the disciples said again a pretty familiar scripture that I'm sharing with you today. But what they said to Jesus when he said I want to feed all these people I can get with because in verse 33 they answered where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd and we're going to stay with that question for a moment because it's very important. Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd and here are my two primary fears in life all in one Bible verse and the first one is the fear of running out which runs deep for me. I don't know if there's any scarcity mentality in your life or some kind of like deficit oriented way of thinking where you wake up each day at zero. I don't know if you ever do a little fire drills to try to figure out how you could sell everything and live in a living underground live in a tent somewhere if it came to that but the fear of running out I can't tell you how I can't explain I cannot explain to you how important it is that my phone is completely charged 93 % is not a hundred percent. I cannot run out of battery. What would I do if the phone died? I would die. It's a fear that runs from everything from iPhones to sermon material a lot of times when I preach too long is because I was scared I'd get up here and have nothing to say. So then I went and messed around study too long and kept you three hours, but my heart's in the right place. I don't want you to show up hungry and collapse when you leave because I was watching the game instead. So I really really really relate to this thing of where could we get enough the fear of running out and then what makes it even worse put the scripture back up. Where could we get enough bread in this remote place? Did you notice that so now not only do I not have enough that's my first fear in life, but I don't know where I am. And I need to know where I am and if I don't know where I am I need to be with somebody who knows where they are and that's where you're like, but the disciples had Jesus. So it really didn't matter because if you've got Jesus you've always got enough and isn't it interesting how confidently you say that about them back then.
A highlight from Evidence for Inspiration: Part II
"First Timothy chapter number six, we are discussing the evidence that there is for the inspiration of scripture. We believe the Bible to be the word of God written, pinned, written down, recorded by 40 different men in three languages over a period of 1600 years, but evidently with one author and that author being almighty God who created us to have relationship with him and loves us and so he's revealed himself to us in writing through what we call the Holy Bible. It's a book of books, 66 books, but all fits together and we believe it to be divinely inspired inerrant, meaning without error, it is pure, it is perfect, it is powerful and there are very few people who still believe that. The majority of people believe that the Bible came somewhat from God, but you know you can't really believe that every word is as God wants it to be. There are more people who think it's a myth and a fairy tale and a legend than who believe that it is the word of God and is to be taken literally. 415 times the Bible uses the phrase, thus saith the Lord, 313 times the Bible references the word of God or the word of the Lord and we believe that. I believe that. You've got to make up your mind whether or not you believe that. I trust that you do and so what we're covering is the evidence that we have to support that belief. God does not ask us, he does ask us to exercise faith. He does not ask us to exercise blind faith. Faith and reason are not mutually exclusive. Faith and evidence are not mutually exclusive. This is not a blind faith. This is a credible faith. There are reasons to believe that the Bible is the word of God and if the Bible is the word of God and if what it says is true, then it would behoove us to find out what it says and build our lives upon it. It has the answer to eternal life, life after death. It has the answer to salvation from sin in relationship with God. It has the answer for the best way to live upon this earth. We read in 2 Peter chapter 1, where into ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place and so while we study the evidence for the inspiration of scripture, there are two different benefits, primary benefits that we derive from this study. Number one, it bolsters our faith and confidence. Wherever that might be lacking, it gives us every reason to continue to believe that the Bible is the word of God and continue to attempt to build our lives upon the truth of scripture, but then what we also want to be able to do is to articulate these truths in conversation with lost people that we're trying to witness to, many of whom have no point of reference when we try to start in and give them the gospel and tell them about Jesus Christ and his death on the cross, his resurrection, how we can be forgiven. Well a lot of times we've got to go back to the very beginning and establish that God is the creator and he gave us his word and there are many who will oppose the truth that we believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and we want to be able to give some reasons for why we believe what we believe. We were in Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago, had youth camp all week long. On Saturday we went downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania to do some street preaching and some witnessing and had a great time with a few brothers down there and right before we left I had this conversation with a man who came by and wanted to oppose what was happening and call us names and so you know how it goes. Most people want to make you know snide comments or smart comments but they do it while they're in motion and while they're almost out of earshot, you understand what I'm talking about? They don't come up to you and say something to your face so they can engage you in conversation, they try to just like lob a bomb right after they're out of reach and so you know I challenge in a friendly way I hope, in a nice way I challenge the individual, tell me what you believe, let's have a conversation. I walk over to him and he's cussing and he's being profane and he's you know calling me stupid and he believed in the big banks so I asked him for his evidence. He had absolutely none, he had absolutely no reason to believe what he believed other than, and he basically admitted this and I pointed out to him in the conversation excuse me, other than he didn't want God to tell him what to do. I've got some coffee, I need to cough, excuse me, okay that's better. So it's good to be able to and I went into some of these things about why we believe the Bible is the Word of God and it is we have reason to believe it and the next one this morning we talked about the continuity of Scripture, the unity of Scripture, how you could not replicate what we have in the Bible if you were to attempt to do this. These 40 different, 1600 years, three different languages and so many topics and it all fits together and no contradictions and then we talked about the endurance of Scripture, heaven or earth shall pass away but God's Word shall not pass away and this Bible has been attacked throughout history and yet it remains the best -selling book in all the world. We talked about fulfilled prophecy and we could go on and on and on talking about fulfilled prophecy and how it verifies the inspiration of Scripture, 351 Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus Christ. But we'll continue this morning with scientific accuracy, scientific accuracy and I've misplaced my copy of the bulletin so I can follow along with your notes, there it is. First Timothy chapter 6 and verse number 20 is our first reference we'll look at, not sure how many of these references we can get to this morning but we'll try our best. First Timothy chapter 6 and in verse number 20 the Bible says, oh Timothy keep that which is committed I trust avoiding profane and vain battleings and oppositions of science falsely so -called. Now God anticipated the arguments that people would make against his word, God anticipated that people would say they don't believe in the Bible they believe in science, that was this individual that I spoke to a week ago yesterday. He claimed to believe in science, when I asked him what science he believed in he had no idea, he had no answer for why the Big Bang contradicted the scientific laws of thermodynamics, the scientific law of the conservation of angular momentum. Science and the Big Bang are incompatible. Now there are scientists who believe in the Big Bang because they don't want to believe in God but science is knowledge that is gained through observation and experimentation and nobody has observed anything like the Big Bang taking place. Nobody has observed the evolution of one species to another species, these are people who call people who call themselves scientists believe these things but that is science falsely so -called, it comes under the name of science but that is a misnomer, okay. It's not science at all, it's theory, it's belief, it's religion, it takes faith but people don't believe in the Bible because they believe in science. I believe in science, I believe in the water cycle, right, I believe in things that you can observe, I believe in germ theory, that's been demonstrated, right, I believe that a mask is about as helpful as a chain link fence, that's scientific, those are starting to come back out. Anyway scientific accuracy backs up the Bible, the Bible is not a science book but where it makes a scientific statement it is always accurate, in fact the Bible outpaces modern scientific discovery over and over and over again, there are things that began to be discovered in the 1800s that men thought this is modern scientific advancement and those things that were discovered beginning in the 1800s and on were in the Bible all along and how did these men who wrote thousands of years ago have this advanced scientific knowledge unless and here's where it is, I mean unless, unless God inspired what these men wrote, if the God who is the creator of heaven and earth, if the God who is the one who set up the laws that govern nature, if he's the one that gave the words, they don't make perfect sense that these men could have some advanced understanding of scientific principles and there are so many illustrations of this, we'll just take a few of them this morning, let's turn quickly, Job 26, Job is the oldest book in your Bible, I understand it does not come first sequentially but the book of Job was written prior to the book of Genesis, Job 26 and verse number 7, Job 26 and verse number 7, the Bible says in Job 26 7, he stretches out the north over the empty place and hangeth the earth upon nothing, here's what Job knew thousands of years ago that the Job understood what was theorized and demonstrated by Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton and modern scientists, Job understood the principles of gravity that the earth hangs upon nothing, that God stretched out the north over the empty place, that's a scientific fact in your Bible, Isaiah chapter 40 and verse 22, Isaiah 40 and verse number 22, the year 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he was going to arrive in the East Indies by sailing west, there was deep concern that he would fall off the edge of the earth, what they did not know at the time was that on the edges there were huge walls of ice and it would be impossible for Columbus to penetrate those and fall off over the edge, but no here's what Columbus believed that the earth was round, it was a sphere, you could go west and eventually circle back to the east, now it was a lot farther than he imagined that it was, he landed in the Caribbean and thought he was in the Indies or claimed them to be, so anyway you got the East Indies and the West Indies, but in Isaiah 40 and verse number 22 the Bible said in 712 BC, 712 years before Christ, it is he, God, that sitteth upon the circle of the earth and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers that stretched out the heavens as a curtain and spread them out as a tent to dwell in, the earth is spherical, that is a fact that was written many, many, many, many, many years before Galileo, Isaiah wrote down that the earth is round, Luke chapter 17, look at that one, no go to Job 25, Job 25, I've got some extra references in my notes that we didn't put in yours just because we have a limited amount of time, Job 25 and verse number 5, Job 25 verse 5, the Bible says behold even to the moon and it shineth not, yea the stars are not pure in his sight, so the moon does not shine, now in the sky at night it looks like it shines, especially on a clear night with a full moon, the moon is bright, you almost don't need a flashlight on a night like that to go out at night time and see because the moon is shining brightly except it's not, we understand now that the moon simply reflects the light of the sun, it does not shine at all of itself, which is a type of picture of the Christian, let your light so shine, well Jesus is the light of the world, he's in us, we're to reflect his light like the moon reflects the light of the sun, but here's a scientific fact, in the oldest book of the Bible, the moon does not shine, it reflects sunlight, look at first chronicles chapter 1, first chronicles chapter 1, verse 19, there's even science tucked into the genealogies, how many of you get real excited when you're reading your Bible and you come to first chronicles chapter number 1, here's my chance to learn how to pronounce all these weird names, first chronicles chapter 1 verse 19, and unto Eber were born two sons, name of them was Peleg, it's a weird name, I wonder if he tried to pronounce that differently because in his days the earth, I wonder if he had a dog, anyway because in his days the earth was divided and his brother's name, now come on wouldn't you be bitter if your name was Peleg and your brother had a cool name like Joktan, his brother's name was Joktan, but what happened in the days of Peleg, let's call him Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, continental drift theory, remember learn about that in science class, Pangea, the earth is all one land mass and then it splits apart and it moves apart and we have continents, listen the Bible wrote about that in the book of first chronicles, these events are 4000 BC or a little bit sooner and God gave the writer of first chronicles this scientific understanding of continental drift, look at Ecclesiastes chapter 1.
A highlight from STOP BEING LAZY - Andrew Tate Motivational Speech
"I understand don't people who say they lack motivation in life because I'll make this extremely clear. If you're not pushing and striving for something, life is so mundane. I've always had this problem with literal crippling perpetual boredom. I was bored. I had no money. I'm carrying boxes of ice. I'm a smart guy. I'm not playing chess anymore, right? This is, I'm 34 now. So this is quite a few years ago. It's before the internet, before Facebook was all big and nothing. What do you do with your life? What's there to do? I thought the only, I need to do something which drains me so that I can go to sleep at night without frustration. And if I kickbox, if I run three miles to the gym and then fight for three hours and run three miles home, at least I can sleep. I literally couldn't sleep. I wouldn't say it's ADHD, but I was just frustrated. And then on top of that, I've always had this huge frustration in regards to money. Even though I was poor, I'd grow up around a bunch of other poor kids and we'd be walking to school or walking to college and a Ferrari would drive past and they'd go, oh, cool Ferrari. And I'd say, doesn't that annoy you? And they're like, what do you mean? And I'd be like, he knows he's hacked the matrix. Don't you see? How does he have 400 grand for a car? He knows something we don't know. Well, aren't you annoyed that there's people out there living a lifestyle that we can't ever aspire to. We're never going to work in a job and pull this off. Doesn't this bother you? And they all be like, no, but me, it was, I was always angry. I was always angry, not angry in a go to jail way, but just in a, I was angry. I was like, something isn't right. Something doesn't add up. So I kickboxing was my answer. I just started kicking, kicking people's ass and I felt a little bit better. That was kind of how it worked. At what point did you realize you were like world -class at this? So when I, my first day in the gym, I walk in my coach, it was four Bosnian men, men. I was a child. It was four Bosnian men in this tiny little terrible gym. It was not like a commercial gym or commercial class. And he said, can you fight? And I said, yeah, I've done karate for a few years that I got knocked clean out on my first day, of course. And I guess they expected me to never come back, but I kept coming back. And my coach said to me, look, after about a year, he said, look, I want to put you into a fight. And he took me down to a town called South End on C and my first fight was in kickboxing. My first fight was actually MMA and it must've been a little over a year because I was 18 and I was fighting a 24 year old security doorman. And being a stupid American, I thought pounds and kilos were the same because I weighed in at like 82 pounds. He weighed in at like 90. No, I weighed in at 82 kilos. He weighed in at 90 kilos, which is an 8 kilo difference, which is almost like 20 pounds. And I was like to my coach, is that a big difference? He's like, no, no, don't worry about it. I was like, okay. Thinking back, a 20 pound difference is a big difference in fighting, right? And I got in there and I won. I didn't win necessarily through skill, but I just kept going and I just outgassed him and towards the end, I'm just on top of him, just punched him in the face, right? And now I'm only 18 years old. So from there, my coach was like, okay, you have some potential. And I knew for a long time, it was, I believed it was my only way out because like once again, before the internet and stuff, I'm going to college, I finished college. I don't believe in university because I'm too smart to get in debt for formal education. I'm too smart for that job. So I finished college. I'm working these sales jobs. I was always a good salesman. So I'm working sales jobs. I'm bringing in, you know, 3000, 4000 a month, whatever, but I thought my only way to get rich rich is fighting. I couldn't think of another way to get rich and I didn't fight only to get rich, but I saw light at the end of the tunnel. So that's all I wanted to do was just fight, fight, fight. And so at what point do you go fight for the first world championship? So I fight for my first level world championship on two days notice. So I'm in Slovakia. There was a town. I'm going to tell everyone now on this podcast, I'm going to give the secret away. If you go, if you're bored right now, if you're watching this on the internet, load up Google maps, right? And there's a town called Kosice, K -O -S -I -C -E, and it's on the opposite end of Slovakia to Bratislava. So Bratislava is the capital and then you have Kosice on the other side. It's four and a half hours drive from Bratislava. It's about four hours drive from Warsaw and about four hours drive from Budapest. It's in the middle of nowhere, but all the villages and all the towns, everyone around this little town, every hot girl within about 400 square kilometers lived in this town because there's no, there was nowhere else to go. Right. And they were all there. And when I was going there, this is pre -EU. They didn't have the Euro and me and Tristan used to go there on holiday because we would clean up. And when I say clean up, my brother, and when I say clean up, I don't mean clean up, like you clean up on holiday with some in Mexico. I mean, clean up with tens, like supermodels, it was unbelievable. And a beer is like 30 cents. And we're the only men there who speaks English. So I was in Kishidze and then I got a phone call from Amir saying he has a world title fight in two days. So I was just really drunk at the time. And I was... Amir is my coach, sorry. He was Bosnian Muslim. He fought in the Yugoslav conflict. He got shot six times and didn't die. That's the deal. Right? So he's still like a father to me. And I must've been crazy. I was like, okay, I can't explain, and I want to say this in a way where it's truly understood. When I say I didn't give a shit if I lived or die, I don't mean that in a sad, suicidal way. I mean that in an empowered, charging at the gunfighter. Back then, I didn't think I had anything that really made me really give a shit about living. Not in a doo -doo -doo sad way, just in a, let's go out, in a blaze of glory then. I'm not rich. I don't have nothing. I'm just banging girls in Slovakia with us. Who is this guy? So it was against the French world champion Jean -Luc Benoit was his name. And the opponent pulled out and they needed a guy on two days notice. And I had to lose six kilos, which was around 13 or 14 pounds in two days. Is that easy or hard? That's hard, bro. 13 pounds in two days is a long way to lose. So I just stopped eating, stopped drinking, sitting in saunas, spitting out all the water, just dying. Finally made weight, went to France, fought in 12 rounds. My first ever 12 -round fight as well, fought him. And they gave the decision to him, but I was wrong. I beat him. I beat him. I beat him. I didn't knock him out, but I beat him. Is this one of the four world championships, or this is the fifth? Well, it should be, yeah. But the tape was so convincing, the tape was actually sent off to the ISKA, the fighting organization, and they demanded a rematch. They knew I won, right? But he's France. He's French. He's in France. And fighting has a lot of politics to it. You have to understand, I mean, UFC is UFC, the real big ones. But outside of the smaller ones, it makes more sense for the French promotion of a French champion. They'll sell a lot more tickets and a lot more pay -per -views of the French champion. So basically either you knock him out or it's going to go down. It's kind of like that, right? So they commanded a rematch, and I rematched him seven months later and knocked him out in the eighth, and I became world champion. Okay. Why keep going once you've won? There's always a new mountain to climb. I mean, that's kind of, that's a good question, because that's also kind of the reason I quit. Because it's like, why keep going? Well, there's always someone new to fight, and I'm still not financially where I want to be. And I don't know what else I want to do with my life, so I'll keep going, right? So I fought again. I beat another Frenchman, and then I fought again. And then I beat two Dutch guys to become four -time world champion. But one day I woke up and I was like, is becoming five -time world champion going to improve my life? I mean, I've already got, do I need five belts? How much money do they pay for these fights? 3 ,000 bucks, 2 ,000 bucks. It doesn't even, you need to work on the side. You're giving up all your free time to get punched in the face. Like, it's a terrible decision. Like, I don't know why I decided to do it. But eventually, once I was world champion, I'd get like 100 grand to fight, but I'd give 20 % to my manager. Then the UK, with the UK taxes, 40, 50 % would disappear. And sometimes you only fight twice a year or whatever. I was certainly not rich. I didn't consider myself rich. So you get like 30 to 40 % of what? Yeah. And I didn't consider myself rich. Like, 30, 40 grand chunks, but twice a year, maybe three times a year. I'm living in London. London rents. I need a car. I'm trying to know, like, you're not rich in any way. And that's actually the reason I retired, because I woke up one day and I thought, I'm giving six hours a day of absolute focus and energy to this. And I believe I'm smart enough that if I put that much tenacity into something else, I can be a multimillionaire. I truly believe that. I was like, I've realized now I've reached the pinnacle of kickboxing. My choice is either to change over to MMA, which I was offered to do earlier in my career, but at the time, the kickboxing contract paid more money. I had to pay the bills, so I went kickboxing. Change over to MMA, learn to wrestle, change over to UFC, blah, blah, blah. But this is also like seven, eight years ago, where even the UFC didn't pay the money it pays now. But the UFC still doesn't pay that much money, from what I understand. No, if you're like top five or champion, yeah. But most of the dudes you're going to see there on the prelims, they're getting 10 grand a fight, nine grand a fight. It's nothing, right? So it'd be like starting my career all over again. And at the age of 28, I thought, I don't have the gumption to start again. I've been through hell for this. I've broken my hand eight times. My ribs have been broken. I don't want to do this all over again. So what do you do when you realize that, hey, maybe I don't want to keep fighting? I decide to get rich, Rich. What does that mean to you? When you're sitting there, you're getting 30, $40 ,000 kind of net on a per fight basis. Is rich to you like, hey, I want a couple hundred thousand dollars, a million bucks, 20 million dollars, a billion dollars? I want 30 or 40 ,000 every month. 30 or 40 ,000 every month, so about half a million bucks a year. I thought if I had that much money, I could do whatever I want. Okay. That's what I decided. So what's step one that you do? So step one is, maybe that's how we ended up here together, my friend. Step one is, I decided to be very logical about it, chess player, right? So I was like, I want money.
More Americans apply for jobless benefits but labor market remains tight
"A few more Americans applied for unemployment last week. 4000 more Americans filed for unemployment for the week ending May 28th, but the labor market is still tight and companies are reluctant to let employees go. There have been more and more high profile layoffs recently, mostly in the tech sector, where many companies now say they over hired during the pandemic. Companies that have announced layoffs in the past few months include IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amazon, and Facebook parent met up. But it's not just the tech sector, also laying off employees recently, McDonald's Morgan Stanley and 3M the number of people on unemployment overall for the week ending May 13th, 1.8 million. I'm Rita foley.
Mexico moving migrants away from borders to relieve pressure
"Mexico has been using planes and buses to move migrants away from the U.S. border. Mexican authorities have been flying migrants south away from the U.S. border and busing new arrivals away from its border with Guatemala. To keep them from massing along the U.S. southern border. One official speaking anonymously says about 300 migrants are being transferred south each day. Among them are about a thousand migrants that the U.S. has returned to Mexico. After title 42 restrictions were lifted, people from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Cuba. The director of a human rights group in Washington, Adam isaacson says. The northern part of the migrant route is being emptied out a bit, but it adds more people to the southern and middle parts, and equilibrium, he says that can not be sustained. The U.S. reports a more than 50% drop in the number of illegal border crossings since title 42 expired about 4000 a day. I'm Jackie Quinn
You Can Spot the Liberals in a Fast Food Restaurant
"Let me just say something You can learn a lot at a fast food restaurant You can learn a lot at a fast food restaurant Like why would you ask for a receipt Can I have a receipt a receipt for what The Apple Pay up what do you need it for I know why the guy wants to receive Because it's a cheap bastard tax deduction He collect them all over the year They will shoot box or something or a drawer at home and they collect like 4000 receipts and they add up to about $12 And there's my tax deduction right But a receipt is also evidence So if you're not supposed to be in a fast food restaurant don't ask for a receipt It's not worth your 13 cent deduction Here's the other thing that annoys me If I were in a fast food restaurant which of course I never am honey Just tell me my wife But if I were the senior citizen discounts I can tell liberals just by their looks by the clothes they wear what they do with their hair if they have hair I can tell them 98% of the time I'm right We'll be in a in an airport and I'll say to my wife that lady's a liberal And she said how do you know She's a liberal And I can tell in these fast food restaurants if I were there And they're the ones always screaming for the deduction I want my discount on the coffee You want what And everybody's in line waiting for this Yenta or whomever to finish I want my disco But you're not 65 While under federal law I can be I can be 42 Federal law for what Under the Americans with old Ajax Excuse me here at 60 I want my discount on the and these are people who will vote to raise taxes by millions of millions of dollars
"about 4000" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Temperature by Wednesday and Thursday back into the mid 80s in the coming four weather center, meteorologist Kristen Clarke. Downtown Seattle temperature 74 C tax 75 Tacoma 75 ever at 73 and in Bellevue, it's 76. Northwest newstime two 36, a recent case of male theft has left hundreds of residents in Seattle's Columbia city without mail delivery for the last week. Ryan Sims with the update. Postal officials found that thiefs had actually taken ahead access to the master mailbox key covering hundreds of households as a result of those residents now coming here to pick up their mail at this post office all as male def skyrockets. There were 496 mail related robberies across the country last year. The most in at least a decade to stop a surge in crime, USPS administrators say they're now replacing tens of thousands of old keys across the country. Earlier this year, the postal inspector of Seattle told como news the system is still safe. So you're talking about tens of thousands of times of mail truck is out on the street in the sale area. They aren't being stolen. Under federal law, male theft carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison while assault of a mail carrier could mean a 25 year sentence. My Sims. If you're a nursing as sunburn right now, be advised Washington state is among these states with a highest rate of skin cancer diagnosis and death. About 4000 washingtonians are diagnosed with a skin melanoma each year. Doctor deepti Gupta is a U dub medicine pediatric dermatologist at Seattle children's. She tells me cooler cloudier states like ours typically is have higher rates of skin cancer. Probably in places like Seattle, where it's not always hot and sunny. It can be more cloudy and dreary. I think sunscreen and sun protection are not always at the forefront of our minds. And those UV rays come right through the windshield, the windows on your home, and the more exposure, the more times you get a sunburn, the more likely you are to develop skin cancer. And cancer is not
Jeh Johnson Downplays Level of High Apprehensions at the Border
"J Johnson was on he was Obama's DHS secretary was on the morning schmo Now the warning schmo is a low IQ for my republik Now he says he's independent No he's not He's still a schmuck But I want you to hear what Jay Johnson has to say about this talk of while it was much less than we thought it would be Cut 8 go 6 I'll tell you if it was under 1000 apprehensions the day before That was a relatively good number And if it was above 1000 it was a relatively bad number and I was going to be in a bad mood the whole day On Tuesday there were 4000 apprehensions I know that a thousand overwhelms the system I can not begin to imagine what 4000 a day looks like So we are truly in a crisis you said this today We are truly in a crisis 4000 While on a good day we have 4000 now Because on an average day we have 8000 And Joe Biden's very excited because it didn't get the 15,000 When they lifted title 42 because now the dumbing down is increasing the number from which we are to make comparisons But the number is going up But Joe Biden's very proud of himself Now the idiot hasn't done anything He's on a bike again with the helmet So on the bike again riding around like a homeless guy
Ukraine farmers surrounded by risks, from mines to logistics
"Many Ukrainian farmers are at risk in fuels dotted with mines left by the Russians. A grassy lane rutted with tire tracks, leads to volodymyr Zach's farm in southern Ukraine. He's careful driving only within those shallow grooves. Going away might cost him his life in the field dotted with explosive mines, the lands not being touched since fall 2021 when it was last seced with wheat now to minefield, left by the retreating Russian forces. When we were allowed to our territory, we realized that everything around it was mined. We've needed to de mine the field roads so that we can safely drive to this point of a farmer ignored official warnings and in mind this patch of land himself determined not to lose another harvest. He expects 15% of his 4000 acres of farmland was salvaged. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Lyft gears up to make 'significant' layoffs under new CEO
"Significant layoffs are expected at lift, I'm Lisa dwyer. Lift is preparing to lay up hundreds of employees the cuts are coming just days after new CEO David rischer began steering the right helling company with an eye of driving down costs as part of an effort to bring its spheres more in line with its biggest rival Uber, lifts workforce more than 4000 employees received an email that a significant number of them will lose their jobs. Shortly after he was hired, richer said that cutting costs would help lower fares to lure back passengers who had shifted to using Uber more frequently because that service was offering lower prices for the same trips. The Wall Street Journal has reported at least 1200 jobs will be cut. I'm Lisa dwyer
Shapella Upgrade Goes Live On Ethereum
"The Chappelle upgrade successfully activated on Ethereum mainnet at epoch one 9 four zero four 8, while the network experienced a few initial missed blocks, the transition was stable overall, and finalized within 15 minutes, close to 4000 withdrawal requests were completed within the first hour of the upgrade, resulting in a withdrawal of over 12,000 ether. Most of the requests executed in the first hour were partial withdrawals, also referred to as rewards skimming by validators seeking to take their staking rewards. There is also a limit of 16 total partial and full withdrawals per slot, validator is looking to exit the network must wait in an exit queue, which is currently 5 days in length.
Socrates in the City With Eugenia Constantinou
"My conversation with eugenia Constantino at Socrates in the city from a few weeks ago. This is amazing. I hope you're listening and enjoying it. One of the things that's so powerful that was powerful for me as a Christian reading these Jewish sources is how it's so obvious to us about the meaning of Christ's life and sacrifice, but the Jews are still debating it because they don't believe in him and it reminds me of what St. Paul said about the veil being over their eyes because they don't read the Old Testament, the Jewish scriptures the way we do. So when you think about the fact that Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son, something that we as parents can not begin to imagine the Jews have discussed this story endlessly for 4000 years now. So what did they say? Why is this story in the Bible? They can't understand why is this story? Why did God ask this of Abraham? He knew what Abraham was going to do. He knew that Abraham would pass the test, why is the story even in the Bible? And we know, because as Christians, we realize that this was a foreshadowing of how God the father would give what he asked of Abraham, he didn't demand of Abraham, didn't go through with that. But what happened later, God would give his only son
"about 4000" Discussed on WTOP
"Will speak at the graduation ceremony, the petition has about 4000 signatures so far. Sports at 25 and 55 powered by Red River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think rest get the update now, Frank hanrahan. For the first time ever, no number one seeds in the elite 8 this comes after some big upsets on Friday night and the NCAA men's tournament. Overall top seat Alabama knocked out by San Diego state 71 64. So the Aztecs will now face creighton who were winners over Princeton. Houston, another top seat is out. Miami beats a cougars 89 75, so now Miami will face Texas, Texas was a winner over Xavier. Wizards hold off the spurs to snap a four game losing skid one 36 one 24 Corey kispert or crew high. 26 points for the Wiz. Danny, have the chip in it with 21 points, 11 rebounds, wizards are at Toronto on Sunday. Baseball is almost here the opener for the nationals is this Thursday versus the braves and ads park. That's naming Patrick Corbin as their opening day starter. Again, no number one seeds remain in the NCAA men's tournament after Houston and Alabama go down, Frank hanrahan WTO sports. Coming up after traffic and weather on WTO tornadoes, tear through the south overnight 24 people are dead in a twister in Mississippi. Also a head this morning, you may not believe who showed up at the D.C. jail this week. It's 7 26
Mini-Grids 101 With Erick Hersman, Co-Founder of Gridless
"To start out, Eric, I just want to talk about the mini grid economics. That was something that you and Peter talked about a decent amount, but I want a little bit more information out of you if I can. So I'm thinking about the cost to get these mini grids online, finding the location for them and keeping it running. My understanding is that you partner with people who have already built these things and you guys aren't necessarily building them yourselves, but just from working with those partners, what are the aspects you're looking at in order to get a mini grid site online? Yeah, thanks. So it's been really interesting. We've been having our crash course in energy training this last year and a half or so. And it's been interesting. It's been fun. And it's also been one of those educational experiences. So when we're dealing with mini grids, we're kind of on the edge of rural Africa that has the beginnings of electrification and not a great amount of usage yet. So if you think about it, there's 1.1 billion people around the world who don't have electricity. 600 million of them are in Africa. So over half. And that means that this continent has the most area still to be electrified, which is a massive opportunity, and Bitcoin mining is actually going to pay for that. Bitcoin mining pays for electricity to be pushed further out because the normal consumers and those locations don't actually have the usage and demand yet to use it all. And the economies of scale for a mini grid provider can be really, really, I guess, upsetting, if you're an investor, there's a tyranny of a small size problem, right? Which is, you know, you can have a mini grid and let's say a mini grid hydro is going in. He's going to put in 200 kW. It might cost him about $4000 per kilowatt to put that in. If he was put in two megawatts, it would cost him about a $1000 per kilowatt.
Amazon, Facebook, and Disney Prepare for Sweeping Cuts
"Economic picture is still looking pretty miserable. We got word today that Amazon is laying off 9000 more workers. This is in addition to earlier cuts, we had word of massive layoffs, of course, about 10,000 at Facebook. And now Disney is laying off 4000 people, Disney managers have been told to identify the 4000 people that they want to cut. So it's getting kind of ugly out there. Clearly, a lot of people are preparing for a more challenging economy. But you wouldn't know it by looking at the stock market today. We've
"about 4000" Discussed on WTOP
"Jeff clawton. It costs a little more to ship FedEx, it raised shipping rates by an average 7% and it just boosted its forecast for earnings this quarter. FedEx is also laying off 10% of its corporate staff. Google is getting blowback from former employees who are on maternity leave or medical leave when they were laid off. Google has cut off remaining pay for their time off. Last year, Google announced 18 weeks of paid parental leave, Alexandria residents have a new broadband choice, Charlottesville based ting Internet has begun service in the city, including free Internet service to residents at about 4000 affordable housing units, ting Internet is $89 a month. It competes in Alexandria with both Comcast and Fios. The Dow is down 393 points now, so one and a quarter percent loss, the S&P 500 Index is down 40. That's 1%. The NASDAQ's down 78, that's more than a half percent. Jeff Cleveland, WTO news. All right, Jeff, ten 42, literally tons of trash has been scooped up from Maryland's highways in just two weeks. And while the state highway administration workers are doing the heavy lifting, there are some things you can do as well. The 120 tons of trash collected during the first two weeks of operation clean sweep is part of an all hands on deck effort in Maryland. If you spark trash along state highways, you can act Charlie gisler with a Maryland state highway administration says make a mental note of the location where you spotted the trash and then contact them online. And there you will find a service request form when you put in the location, it'll go to the closest maintenance
'The Fall of the FBI' With FBI Veteran Thomas Baker
"Talking to the author of the fall of the FBI how once great agency became a threat to democracy. Thomas baker, you were just telling us how what we now call Pfizer foreign intelligence surveillance act. Was abused obviously by those who were enemies of Donald Trump, very creepy, the way these kinds of things happen. Very smart people looking for loopholes and looking for ways to do things. They ought not to be able to do. So talk about that a little bit. What exactly happened? Remind us. Okay. Well, as I said before, the Pfizer act was initially a reform, and things operated rather well under it for a long time. What has happened, particularly after September 11th, it was loosened up and loosened up. At first, the Pfizer applications for monitoring each one had to be signed by the director of the FBI and then by the attorney general, Kim herself, and so this led to very carefully reviewing that and this one in the FBI went in effect when the judge William Webster was the FBI director. He had a team of law clerks, read every word in those. I mean, it had to be perfect. So I've got a lot of scrutiny. What's happened since then, this requirement has been loosened up and loosened up and loosened up so there's a whole wide range of officials who can approve these things. And from just two or 300 a year and by the way, these numbers do get disclosed publicly a year or so after the fact. So from just about 200 a year for a long time, have to September 11th to jumped up to a thousand a year, and now it's up in the past year or two to three and 4000 every year and we now know from the work of the DoJ inspector general that hundreds of these are being directed at U.S. citizens. Okay, so the point is to get permission for the FBI to spy to surveil American citizens. We have these fisa courts set up and what you're saying is that over time it became more and more abused until we now know that what happened with Trump before he even was elected or inaugurated that these kinds of things were being enacted, presumably at the behest of Obama and his people
Jason Lewis and Doug Discuss 'Comfortable Conservatism'
"Right now in the United States House, it's less than 8 years. Did you and most people don't realize this, that in this next Congress, they'll be less than 40% of the membership of the Republican caucus have ever served with anybody that they came in before Donald Trump. So, I mean, I mean, it's huge turnover. And you see it a little bit in the Santa. It's always the anomalies. It's always the Schumer as the Pelosi's the Dan youngs even. I put that. But what happens is, is what you just touched on. Is the staff on Capitol Hill, which you got a lot of great folks, but a lot of those committees have been there 30 years and they don't like change. Then you go into the bureaucracy. That's where I think the biggest problem is, you know, I got, you know, if you want to talk to me, it's fine, but let's have a some kind of at least turnover in Washington and these cubicles up and down these streets because that's where the real governess is going because we in Congress sort of gave our power away to them. Right. No, you're right. We don't do civil service reform. All is lost. I think incoming president has control over three or 4000 employees out of 2 million. So, you know, he's going to come and go and you're going to get those political appointees. But really, Peter strzok and Lisa page proved where the departments are. And the same with these committee staffs and all of that. So I couldn't agree with you more. Look, what I write in the book, Doug, is that too often Republicans want to revert back to what I call comfortable conservatism. And by that, I mean, what are you going to alienate related advocate for term limits? And I happen to be in favor of them, but I agree with you that I'm in favor of them for everybody. But who are you going to alienate? Nobody. Wearing a Ukrainian flag lapel pin. We really going to alienate nobody. You talk about a tax cut. We believe in tax cuts, but it's about as safe a political position as you can get. But if you start talking about we really shouldn't have a biological male swimming against my daughter swim team in college. We really shouldn't have lawlessness in the streets, although they are talking about that. But we ought to close the borders. Or how about this? We get to the point right now with China. We're not too many generations ago of you unleashed a bioweapon on the world. That would have been considered an act of war.
3D Printed Rocket-Rocket intro and wrap
"A rocket made by the world's largest metal 3D printer is set to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. The terran one rocket is made by a company called relativity space CEO Tim Ellis says it's 85% 3D printed. We have our own in-house team that has designed this rocket from a blank piece of paper. We've built around rocket engines, we've built our own factory with the world's largest metal 3D printers, our own custom aluminum alloys, the rocket is only 110 feet tall, smaller than the Atlas and falcon 9 rockets. It is the largest 3D printed object in the world out of metal also. This is the first potentially first rocket to use liquid oxygen and liquid methane propellants, which are the propellants of the future for what will be reusable rockets, despite its small size, the terran one rocket is capable of lifting more than 4000 pounds into low earth orbit. I'm Ed Donahue
Biden administration to crack down on child labor
"The Biden administration's promising a new task force after revelations that migrant children are being illegally exploited for labor in the U.S.. There are new figures that some 4000 children were put to work by hundreds of companies that violated child labor laws last year. The Department of Health and Human Services is being scrutinized for possibly releasing migrant children too soon from shelters, pushing them into vulnerable situations. The New York Times reported on a video of HHS secretary Javier becerra, referencing an automaker and saying, this is not the way you do an assembly line, referring to children. The times investigation identified more than 100 migrant kids. Some as young as 12 years old, who said they were working overnights and dangerous jobs for companies throughout
"about 4000" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Resources to do that as well as defend our own airspace. Such an important discussion. I hope Jenna, you'll come back and we can just discuss exactly that because it's terribly helpful and important. That is retired air force lieutenant general David deputy of the air force, of course. And this is baozi power on Bloomberg radio. Now your company news headlines. And from Bloomberg world headquarters home to these Pellegrini Tesla, recalling more than 360,000 full self-driving U.S. vehicles. This includes some 2016 to 2023 Model S is some model X's as well in some 2017 to 2023 model threes and some 2020 to 2023 model Y's. Now these vehicles are all equipped with full self-driving, beta software or pending installation, according to highway safety officials. Bank of America, gearing up to cut jobs, sources say possibly about 200 jobs in investment begging, according to Bloomberg China basic. They don't want to let go of all the people that they just added. It's bad for morale. It sends the wrong signal to clients in terms of where their ambitions are, which is why you're seeing right now that small number at Bank of America, but this was just, you know, 6 weeks ago, Brian moynihan was saying something different. Saying something different as well from the other banks which have already announced cuts. Fidelity Investments had a hiring binge though looking to fill about 4000 new positions by midyear. Even as rival asset managers trim headcount. Nestlé says it's not so concerned about the volume slow down it's seeing. CEO Mark Schneider, pointing to positive trends at the food and beverage maker. Somewhat mitigated volume slowdown here is not something that we have much of a concern over as we look now at the year 2023, we're guiding a solid 6 to 8% organic growth and also a marginal development in the range of 17 to 7 and a half percent severa dependable steady growth and improvement over time in profitability. And as
"about 4000" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The death toll is rising as search and rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of hurricane Ian. Officials in Florida say at least 73 people were killed in that state four others were killed in North Carolina. Be my coast guard officials had Saturday about 4000 people had been rescued in Florida since Ian made landfall as a devastating category for hurricane Wednesday. The rescue effort will continue today. The death toll is climbing in Indonesia after a riot broke out between the supporters of two teams Saturday. Jim Forbes has an update. Fights during a Saturday evening Indonesian Premier League game are now blamed for at least 174 deaths, as police fired tear gas into the crowd hundreds attempted to run to an exit gate with suffocation and tramping leading to dozens of deaths almost immediately. Over 300 people were rushed to area hospitals with many dying on the way. The U.S. Supreme Court opens up a new term on Monday and with a new member justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The courts already agreed to take up a number of high profile cases, including one that could lead the court to do away with affirmative action in relation to college admissions. They'll also hear cases involving voting rights and immigration policy. The court will also delve into freedom of speech, religion, and LGBTQ rights based on the Colorado website designers assertion that her Christian faith makes it acceptable for her to refuse to design a wedding website for a same sex couple. The national archives and records administration are saying it's missing records from the Trump administration that were said to be turned over at the end of his term. Archivist Deborah Steele Walsh says while there's no easy way to establish accountability, they don't have custody of everything they're supposed to. The archives will now consult with the Department of Justice on whether to
"about 4000" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Will get world and national news from Nathan Hager. Paul President Biden is headed to hot Massachusetts today to talk about his efforts to tackle climate change as this heat wave continues president will announce plans to boost offshore wind development in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic he is not expected to declare a climate emergency, Bloomberg's and monster reports that could lead to protests. There is a very large organized group around this breaking point Somerset community, a number of new englanders, about 4000 people are active in this group, and they have been out in full force at every event. Bloomberg's and mosque to reporting from Somerset, Massachusetts, where the president will deliver his remarks this afternoon, we will bring them live to you starting around two 45 Wall Street time on Bloomberg radio. Ukrainian First Lady olena zelenska is addressing Congress this hour as she looks for more U.S. support in her country's war against Russia First Lady met yesterday at The White House with the president and First Lady Joe Biden. The first war crimes cases against Russians could go before the International Criminal Court in The Hague by late this year or early next. Sources tell Bloomberg news the courts also talks with Ukraine to hand over a Russian prisoner of war who could testify against senior Russian commanders. The runoff is set to succeed Boris Johnson as UK prime minister Liz truss has ousted petty mordon in the latest Conservative Party vote, trust will face Rishi sunak in the final vote of about a 175,000 grassroots story members outgoing UK prime minister Boris Johnson has some advice to whoever his successor is. They close to the Americans, stick up for the Ukrainians, stick up a freedom and democracy everywhere. Car tattoos and deregulate wherever you can to make this the greatest place to live and
"about 4000" Discussed on WTVN
"Before we talk about the history, I want to direct everybody to what I think is one of our better science based episodes. How electricity works. Yeah, that's a good one. We cover some of this stuff in there, but, um, like we really got into electricity. It was electrifying. Boo. You've laughed. I know I'm just laughing because you're my friend. Thanks, man. Can't punch you right now. Here in a different place. That's true. I probably so Yeah, that joke where we in the same room, right? You learned from the last one. Uh, so and I know we talked like you said about part of this and electricity. But our early as power grids were built in the 18 eighties, and they were all very local and specific. And this was a time and place when Edison and Tesla were duking it out in a very public sometimes grotesque way to prove that they're in Edison's case, DC system or Tesla's A. C. Alternating current system was better. And gruesome meaning electrifying large animals. No, man. That s O b. You always gotta say that, right? Oh, yeah. He should go down in history as being reliable for that. Yeah, He's a terrible guy in that respect for sure. But Tesla one out, um, in large part due to a lot of financial backing from George Westinghouse, right, But not just that, like direct current has it was better in some ways, but it also has some serious disadvantages. Two alternating current, which was the Tesla Westinghouse version, and we'll talk about exactly why but just, you know, Remember, the alternating current is way better for long distance transmission. So the fact that we went with alternating current meant that we could create this huge, extensive Grid with hundreds of thousands or millions of miles of transmission and distribution line. That's all thanks to Nikola Tesla is alternating current. That's right. So early part of the 20th century there were about 4000 individual electric utilities with all these tiny grids. And then World War two rolls around, and there's a big spike in demand for more power because it was just after World War two. There was a big boon lots, lots of new appliances and fancy new things that needed power. And, uh, the smaller little independent grids looked at each other and said, I guess we gotta hold hands now and start working together to to meet this demand. Yeah, there was this really big push to electrify America. The FDR took up pretty early in his presidency, and he, like took on these really like. Powerful electric utilities and got a bunch of black eyes as a result of it, but ended up winning, um, passing the Federal Power Act of 1935, which basically put a leash on the the holding companies that there was like a handful, very large, powerful holding companies that basically ran electricity in the United States. Um, and they weren't really innovating. They weren't doing much to to electrify the U. S to the federal government got involved in, um basically took over it. So we're going to regulate you guys. From now on the United States became Um, very much electrified like as a whole country. But in return for this, it wasn't just the nanny state. Taking away from the corporate state. They said, how about this will give you guys monopolies that we're going to keep a really close eye on and we're going to regulate strongly, but you guys can make your costs back and a reasonable profit. And so owning an electric company became, um it was like printing your own money. You know, Like you had so many customers that you're making gobs of money and every year your your growth, the growth of the growth of the entire industry was about 8% each year. That's really good, and it was also money in the bank. They knew that America was just going to keep consuming and consuming and consuming. So they would just build more and more power plants, and they were just going to sit back and collect 8% a year and actually everybody was happy. There's a lot of innovation and everything. Um, but one of the things that these different power monopolies learned early on Is that everyone expected power on demand 24 hours a day. If somebody wanted to plugs their vacuum cleaner in at three a.m.. They better have power. There wasn't like downtime that these guys could factor in. And as we'll see there was no storage capacity. That's something that we need to get that we don't have. Which means that power has to be generated constantly. And you also have to have backup power was really, really expensive to build a backup power station. And so these early companies figured out that they could buy power from other rival companies that had some surplus right, then cheaper than it would be for them to generate it or to build a backup generating plant. And in this way, the early independent grid started to connect to one another. You kind of buy and sell power as needed, and this kind of wholesale power.
"about 4000" Discussed on WTVN
"Also before we talk about the history, I want to direct everybody to what I think is one of our better science based episodes. How electricity works. Yeah, that's a good one. We cover some of this stuff in there. But, um, like we really got into electricity. It was electrifying. Boom. You've laughed. I know I'm just laughing because you're my friend. Thanks, man. Can't punch you right now. Here in a different place. That's true. Probably. Yeah, that joke. Were we in the same room, right? You learned from the last one? Uh, so and I know we talked like you said about part of this and electricity. But our earliest power grids were built in the 18 eighties. And they were all very local and specific. And this was a time in place when Edison and Tesla were duking it out in a very public Sometimes grotesque way to prove that they are, uh, in Edison's case, DC system, or Tesla's A C alternating current system was better. And gruesome meaning electrifying large animals. No, man. That s O b. You always gotta say that, right? Oh, yeah. He should go down in history as being reliable for that. Yeah, He's a terrible guy in that respect for sure. But Tesla one out, um, in large part due to a lot of financial backing from George Westinghouse, right? But not just that, like direct current has it was better in some ways, but it also has some serious disadvantages to alternating current. Which was the Tesla Westinghouse version. Hmm. And we'll talk about exactly why, But just remember the alternating current is way better for long distance transmission. So the fact that we went with alternating current meant that we could create this huge, extensive Grid with hundreds of thousands or millions of miles of transmission and distribution line. That's all thanks to Nicola Tesla's alternating current. That's right. So early part of the 20th century there were about 4000 individual electric utilities with all these tiny grids. And then World War two rolls around, and there's a big spike in demand for more power because it was just after World War two. There was a big boon lots, lots of new appliances and fancy new things that needed power. And, uh, the smaller little independent grids looked at each other and said, I guess we gotta hold hands now and start working together to to meet this demand. Yeah, there was this really big push to electrify America. The FDR took up pretty early in his presidency, and he, like took on these really like. Powerful electric utilities and got a bunch of black eyes as a result of it, but ended up winning, um, passing the Federal Power Act of 1935, which basically put a leash on the the holding companies that there was like a handful, very large, powerful holding companies that basically ran electricity in the United States. Um, and they weren't really innovating. They weren't doing much to to electrify the U. S to the federal government got involved in, um, basically took over. And so we're going to regulate you guys. From now on the United States became Um, very much electrified like as a whole country. But in return for this, it wasn't just the nanny state. Taking away from the corporate state. They said, how about this will give you guys monopolies that we're going to keep a really close eye on and we're going to regulate strongly, but you guys can make your costs back and a reasonable profit. And so owning an electric company became, um it was like printing your own money. You know, Like you had so many customers that you're making gobs of money and every year your your growth, the growth of the growth of the entire industry was about 8% each year. That's really good, and it was also money in the bank. They knew that America was just going to keep consuming and consuming and consuming. So they would just build more and more power plants, and they were just going to sit back and collect 8% a year and actually everybody was happy. There's a lot of innovation and everything. Um, but one of the things that these different power monopolies learned early on is that everyone expected power on demand 24 hours a day. If somebody wanted to plugs their vacuum cleaner in at three a.m.. They better have power. There wasn't like downtime that these guys could factor in. And as we'll see there was no storage capacity. That's something that we need to get that we don't have. Which means that power has to be generated constantly. And you also have to have backup power was really, really expensive to build a backup power station. And so these early companies figured out that they could buy power from other rival companies that had some surplus right, then cheaper than it would be for them to generate it or to build a backup generating plant. And in this way, the early independent grid started to connect to one another. You kind of buy and sell power is needed and this kind of wholesale.
"about 4000" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Coming on Thursday. But today we are very pleased to welcome in studio Mayor Mike Murphy. Good morning. Thanks for having me here, guys. I'm excited. Thanks for coming in. We appreciate it. Tell everybody you know a little bit about yourself. What do you mayor of how long you've been mayor? And what prompted you to jump into the governor's race? Yeah, I'm the mayor of the city of Lexington, located by blending of the county airport, not a huge town about 4000 people. But we face the same problems as any other major city does. Right. You know your law enforcement your taxes. You have your roads, fix the potholes and everything like that. Uh, I was elected in 2016, as the City Council member took over his mayor in 2019 when the mayor resign. And, uh, The backtrack actually want as a write in candidate in 2016, which which was which was cool because most trading candidates don't win, But, uh, pull that off, just marketing going door to door, You know, I mean, I'm not a lot of houses, but Um, you know, effective frequency and marketing, right? Repeat the same message like the Democrats doing over and over and over until she started to believe it, but re elected in 2020. But prior to that, uh, I went to school for law enforcement spent some time in law enforcement, which is great. Worked for the city of an Oaken and Anoka County. Prior to that, um, I left because of a back injury. And that was heartbreaking to me, obviously, because that was a passion of mine. I still yearned for today, you know? Um, But being a mayor is great because I got to work hand in hand with the police department. Still, some still involved Then I went in a small business. Um My dad and I own a couple of UPS stores and a printing company. And we've been doing that for the last 16 years. And, uh, our states in trouble. Um, and one of the reasons why I ran for City Council because my wife said, Get up off the couch and go do something. And we need leaders. We need people to fight and we don't have many fighters left and I feel people get elected. They become complacent or are they joined the unit party? If you will, that a lot of people complain about Um We have to have transparency and honesty in government, and we have to deregulator government make the government smaller, make it actually work again for the people, and that's that's my goal. I'm definitely don't want to do this. I mean, I do want to just don't get me wrong. It's never been an ambition of mine, you know? Everybody One day I want to grow up and be governor. You know, the best There's are often people never sought out. A leadership is exactly, um, I I could care less about the title like a careless about the perks that could care less about the pay. I could care less about anything. That that does not mean anything to me. I'm not motivated, motivated by anything like that. I'm not motivated by money. Not motivated by the title. Um, we we have to fix our state. We're in trouble. Um, good versus evil. So it's not Republican versus Democrat. It's good versus evil. Right now. I'm talking with Mayor Mike Murphy here on Twin cities news, talk justice and Drew and it You know, it's just in your you know, in a bit of your of your bio And what you've explained. You've had a level of success in politics. So far was was running for governor on the radar. Or was this a matter of feeling like it was a It was a It was a calling and and talk a little bit about what led you to this particular decision to, uh, to to make this run. Never on the radar. Definitely a calling, Um, it feels like something that I'm guided to, um especially after what took place last year with our covid lockdowns and the looting and the rioting. Governor Walz Failing the state, um, allowing Minneapolis ST Paul to burn to the ground for a week. Um, His mistreatment of law enforcement. Our national guard. I mean, the list is long right, closing businesses picking and choosing who can stay open? Who can't stay open? Whose essential not essential. It's a very long list, and we all know that list. Um, what led me to it is is I couldn't see anybody else that I know in the network of politics or any local people with notoriety that's going to step up and do it. So I decided that I'm going to do it. I'm gonna I'm gonna fight and I have already told myself and convinced myself with this is if I die trying, so be it. That's just the way it is. Um, because we don't have fighters anymore. We just have people who get involved in the system and they become complacent. And, uh, you know, a lot of it. I was inspired by what Trump did in 2015, you know, he said, if you do the system, got up and fought, the media fought the Democrats. And kept going. I know a lot of people don't like trump. Um, but if you look past his personality, you know that New York celebrity billionaire personality. You look past all of that, and you look at the policies. They work. They work for America and I call myself the America first Conservative candidate. When it with your What's been the biggest takeaway from being mayor that you again and again. I guess I'm I'm making an assumption here. So feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, But I would imagine there being in the position you're in. Now There's got to be a level of it's like, all right. Well I'm doing this year. And I'm in a leadership position here. This is a larger seat with a lot more. You know, a lot more involved in a lot more at stake, But I have to imagine that there's got to be a level of here of your job. As mayor that you look at and go. Okay, I can do this. Can do this too. Can you? Can you talk a little bit about that comparison? Because I have to assume you've done that in your mind. Absolutely sort of looking at. Well, it actually got this gig. You know, I've got a leg up. Talk a little just little, I guess What I'm trying to ask is talk a little bit about you being there. Yeah. So being mayor really doesn't matter The size your city or whether you're the head of a township or anything like that, right when you're in a leadership position, especially Merit, So it's like being a mini governor. If you will, essentially because you have your counsel, you're going to make your policies. You set your regulations and then you have them vote on it right. It's like having a little mini legislature. Um, we we may change. Um Whether people realize it or not at the local level, and a lot of people are so hyper focused on state and federal politics. It's local politics that really affect your life. Your your property taxes your your laws. It's just everything right. Everything. Your assessments, you name it. It's the local level. The school boards, you know, they want to have a levy. Increase. Your county increases your property taxes. Your city increases your property taxes. But what we found is is if you put the right people in place and you have the right leaders with you and the right administration staff and you pick and choose the people that you works side by side with you have success. So we developed our city out. Um, which which lowered everybody's tax rates. Um, we we worked hand in hand with the police department. Our crime rates believe her down about 18%. 2020 and I also have been taking a stance against Any of the radical policies against her Second Amendment, and I made our city a Second Amendment sanctuary in May, which were the only ones in Anoka County, or the only one in the Metro area. Story. Defending Second Amendment rights, constitutional rights First Amendment rights But, uh, it's a leadership. You're the head of the city. You're the face of the city. You set the policies. You control the meeting and and it's a lot like what a governor does you mentioned as we were talking in the break that you had announced early on that you were planning on going all the way through the primary, which I think is smart..
"about 4000" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Now. Later today, dozens of Nigerian doctors are going to meet the Saudi health minister in Abuja with hope of landing a job in Saudi Arabia. It's part of a regular recruitment exercise conducted by the Saudis abroad. But according to the Nigerian doctors associations, has been a big surge recently in the number of health professionals leaving the country for well better reward elsewhere. So what's driving it all? And how is the health system coping with this medical brain drain? Nigerian newspapers that only trust has just published an investigation into the trend. It's health Editor Joe McComb spoke to us from Abuja. So many of them are living their health facilities to do the view and live for Saudi Arabia. A lot of our chief medical directors have been complaining that Yeah, Specialist go to some facilities now they're only metrology has left. All the only you don't get that left or the only person managing the happier and many more are also planning to live as that is many doctors at 15. Abuja waiting for the interview, recommending to be In Abuja. But and that's and that's to potentially go to Saudi Arabia. But that's not the only destination. Nigerian doctors are seeking employment in plenty of places abroad. Yes, there are three major destinations that Saudi Arabia would be and the U K. But At the moment, the one happening in Saudi Arabia and within the last two months, it's like There's been a drive by the Saudi Ministry of Health. To employ doctors different the shelter from Nigeria. What's the difference in salary that doctors can make? I presume that's one of the main drivers. Well, Do you follow this arranged from the private hospital or is a public hospital? An average some facilities medical professor could mean 450,000 naira. Why his counterpart in Saudi Arabia or that, like maybe, and in six million No. So is a wide different because of the call Remuneration and Other reasons, many of them to leave Nigeria and walk in Saudi Arabia. And that's understandable. What's it doing to the health system as a whole, particularly time where there's been a doctors strike as well? The health system is getting worse by the day already the Nigerian president strike Have cost, uh, got Is only consultants that are working. They already over went and then many doctors are now it must. It is estimated that about 40,000 bucks walking in Nigeria are practicing in Nigeria. Well would be Must at the door. The number of fact really, really, really reduced. You know, Before now we had the addition of one doctor to about 4000 patients. Which is A glad decision from the stand that one doctor to 600 patients issue so at the moment, the situation it didn't want done that. Joma a call from the Daily Trust newspaper in Nigeria. There, this is news Day, quick reminder of the top stories. Afghanistan dominates President Biden coming under growing pressure to maintain a U. S military presence at Kabul airport to allow more Afghans defeat the country. We're going to be talking about that with a politician in the UK In just a moment. UN Human Rights Council is going to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan. An emergency meeting in Geneva and a new report says last month's devastating floods in Germany and Belgium were made more likely by climate change. Scott Sports. Hi, Isaac. Paralympics begin in a few hours with the opening ceremony in Tokyo. The event will have 4400 athletes.
"about 4000" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Just at cable news. Show that covers this process and that's covered some individual stories of people who have been evacuated with their families and we have been inundated with requests from our viewers in terms of how they can help. And so i know that you're in a different role as the press spokesman at pentagon. But i think there is a real hunger among the general public watching this to wanna step up and do something especially as we learn more about how hard these flight crews are working and how hard these thousands of. Us troops are working to try to make the best of this very difficult situation. I do think there is public appetite to do something sort of put our money. Where mouth is to give to to to be part of this process someway. I don't know if that's i mean. I doubt we'll hear that from you with the podium. But i do feel like i do feel like we have to hear that from the administration from the government in some way because that needs to be channeled in some way. It's valuable to to leave on the table. It seems to me. No i agree. Rachel and i think this is what's quintessentially so great about our country. Americans are generous lot and we are immigrant nation and and we're used to these stories a sad and desperate though they may be and we're and we used to reaching out to people that are in need and And really wanna start a new life here. So i think you know just that one little base in texas is just one small example. I think you're gonna see that all over the country and again. That's that's one of the great things about living in this country and i think these afghans That'll be something that they take away to tell me about something that you have received lots of hard questions about all last week and over the weekend and today which is the issue of safe passage out obviously getting control of the airport getting control of the tarmac getting control of the runway lining up these staging basis for onward movement as you were describing all of that we've seen the military source systematically get that in order and we have simultaneously seen the number of evacuees rise to this incredible number of nearly eleven thousand one twenty four hour period Just between sunday and and today but there is still the front end issue of how people get themselves into that safe system. How people get into the airport. How not just americans. But people linked to the us government people who are afghan vacuum is who we are. Otherwise priorities prioritize. How they're going to get out. Tell me about big picture. Progress toward making more safe that part of their journey. So there's a couple of pieces here. You might have heard me talk about this a little. Bit ago we We are in constant daily communication with taliban leaders who are outside the airport and we have been making it clear to them what the credentials look like woohoo. We want to see get through their checkpoints. Who are who absolutely entitled to get on these flights. And thus far though there have been certainly cases of harassment and even even violent harassment of some qualified individuals by and large these american citizens and these special immigrant. Visa applicants are being able to work through those checkpoints. We are also in in communication with the taliban about making it easier for this safety to say a more safe perimeter around the field so that there are fewer crowds because crowds have also been an impediment not not from violence perspective just from a dense perspective. So we're working with with them to try to make sure that there is enough access around the airport for people to get in More freely and we are working every day. Our commanders on the ground are pursuing opportunities to make access and passage to the field. Easier and safer for americans and these. Siv applicants Some pretty creative ideas that they're putting into place And obviously it's a denson dangerous environment we have Legitimate counter-terrorism threat. They're terrorism threat around the airport that we have to take seriously but once we get them onto the field and they go through a whole series of processing and manifesting as i said medical screening. Make sure they have food and water and we try. We try to get them on the very next flight out. That's available and these flights. At least yesterday. Rachel they were leaving one almost every hour now. We hope to be able to continue that sorta pace going forward. Obviously it's weather dependent. It's it's it's it's it's population dependent but that's the kind of that's the kind of throughput that we're trying to reach so that we can keep these numbers up for as long as possible. Should we expect to see more evacuations more transit to the airport. Aided by us helicopters you have talked about this a little bit at the end of last week and also today that there have been a couple of helicopter-born us affiliate us us facilitated movements one from a group that was very close to the airport. Another was described as elsewhere in kabul. Should we expect there to be more of those that obviously seem like a sort of tidy answer to it from from those us looking from this distance or is there something that's particularly dangerous about those helicopter airlifts that we don't understand that means that that will continue to be quite limited. The commanders on the ground certainly have the authorities. They need to pursue opportunities to bring people in and one of the means that their disposal is of course rotary aircraft helicopters. And and we have done that on a couple of occasions. I certainly wouldn't rule out that we would do it again if it if it was the best way. And that's really what it comes down to rachel's what's the best most effective. And what's the safest way to get americans and other sap applicants into the airport and so again sometimes helicopters are the answer sometimes not and there are pursuing all kinds of different opportunities to make this happen so i certainly wouldn't rule it out but it is. It is not the only way in which we are encouraging and trying to facilitate the safe passage of people into the airport. Let me ask you about one very different perspective on this. Which is obviously we saw the taliban takeover of the country almost every province in the country in some cases without firing a shot including walking into kabul without having to be a military victory it was essentially arranged as far as we can tell but there is resistance to the pentagon we have seen demonstrations i by women by brave women in kabul then by larger groups of people in eastern afghanistan and southeastern afghanistan. We're now seeing organized resistance Speaking out getting some international press from the pound share valley we saw anti-taliban fighters take back some parts of a different province Over the weekend although the taliban now says they fought in and brought those back if there is significant resistance to taliban rule. Is the us going to ignore that. Or is there provision in our postwar planning to give assistance to those who are resisting taliban rule and indeed. Maybe maybe fighting for control of parts of the country. Well i certainly wouldn't get ahead of policy decisions that That you know that. That hasn't been made on on that. Rachel what i can tell you is that Our our presence there at the airport. The fifty eight hundred troops that we have right now. Their focus is really on three things making sure we can defend that airport and keep its operations going and then work in the evacuation mission to the maximum degree that we can and then number three making sure that we are as appropriate reaching out to american citizens who need to be brought in and finding out ways to do that. That's really what our focuses on right now and i think we have been very clear. The military mission is really confined to those three things. And i i i. I wouldn't want to speculate about what might might what might be in the offing for the future. John kirby pentagon press secretary making the most of what has already been a very very long day by staying up so late with us tonight. Sir thank you for your time really appreciate it anytime. You'd like to come back with love to have you back. Thank you rachel. My pleasure all right. We've got much more ahead here tonight. Stay with us looking for more dateline mysteries peacocks on the case with a new streaming channel. Dateline twenty four seven true crime stories from the true crime original gouda peacock. tv dot com and sign up for free so we just spoke with pentagon..
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"Alabama's Morning news. I'm JT Day. Let's go with Jen Psaki is cut yesterday. White House press secretary talking about the mandates and, uh, the White House and the President Biden supporting local vaccine mandates. There will be decisions made by private sector entities by universities by educational institutions. And even perhaps by local local leaders, should they decide that is how to keep their communities safe. If they decide to make that decision. We certainly support them in that step. Wait a minute. Here, Jen time out. Apparently, you also say the White House is still saying that there is going to be no federal vaccine mandate. Well, if there's not going to be any federal vaccine mandates why you're not in favor it or you just want to leave it up to the locals. Once again, government stay out of my place. Stay out of my world! Stop it! Okay. I'm pro vaccine. I've said it a dozen times. But I am not pro mandate. I I don't would look if it's a condition of employment. It's a private business. You know, I guess that's up to the business owner. You want to require all your people to have the vaccine or they can't work there then. You know, potential suit coming at you, Maybe, but it's your private business, So that's your prerogative. But as far as universities, local leaders You're talking about politics and government in my business with the vaccine, New I don't want anybody walking up to my door. And checking my credentials. What are your papers? You have the vaccine. Let's get you one. No, no, no, no new stay away from me. We support local mandates, but we're not gonna have a federal mandate. Well, which is it? We support Southern border illegal immigration. We want everybody to come on in. We want amnesty for me. But you Cubans, We're gonna ship you back. Don't even think about coming over here. Which is it? Democrats. I mean, you're talking out of both sides. Your mouth here. Sorry, Jen. We support local vaccine mandates, she said. At universities, schools, public leaders Um Hmm? Nope. No government mandate for me. No, thanks. Speaking of, uh, coronavirus researchers now good news for you. Coffee drinkers. Forget what you've been told about the dangerous caffeine, a new study reveals now the people who start their mornings with a high cup of Joe lower risk of contracting covid 19. The study, which was conducted by Northwestern University. By the way, researchers looked at about 4000 people with an assortment of diets, and it found that habitual consumption of one or more cups of coffee per day was associated with about a 10% decrease in the risk of covid 19 compared to less than one cup per day. I'm good for two Does that count? It's more than one, right? I know some people drink coffee all day. It doesn't affect him. What have you got in Covid? The reason they say for this is coffee boosts antioxidant in any inflammatory properties that happened to correlate with inflammatory biomarkers linked to covid 19 severity and mortality. So there you go. Keep the antioxidants in the anti inflammatory properties going With the benefits of coffee. You increase your chances. It's pretty good news right there. Don't know if you say it last night home Run Derby there. We got the final call on Pete Alonso beating Trey Mancini. It was exciting last night, no doubt about it one more to win.
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"There's election now going to be watching and monitoring your sleep. I swear my wife. She thinks Alexis always listening. Always. Yeah, into what we're doing in the house. Uh, And now she's uh, really about just unplugging elects all the time. Even when Alexis not playing music or the news or whatever we're listening to, Uh yeah, Alexis seems to be, you know, always on and always up to something. So, uh, is election. Not going to be a monitoring What we're doing with our sleep patterns without us saying, Yeah, Go ahead and do that, Hm. You trust this? I know there's a lot of different technological devices out there that already doing it. Yeah, I know. I've got a Fitbit and I understand I get it. But Alexa Hmm? Why She'll turn on across the room there. Stop it. All right, Speaking of research Here's some good news for your coffee drinkers. Yeah, forget that what you've been told about the dangers of caffeine. A new study reveals people who start their mornings with a hot cup of Joe. Lower risk of contracting covid 19. There you go. So what we skipped the vaccine and just start drinking more coffee? No no for the study, which was conducted by Northwestern University researchers looked at about 4000 people. With an assortment of diets and it founded habitual consumption of one or more cups of coffee per day was associated with about a 10% decrease in the risk of covid 19 compared to the less than one cup per day. So maybe you want to pick it up a little bit. Excuse me while I get a sip of Joe. It's good stuff right there. Well, they say the reason for this is coffee boost antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. It happened to correlate with inflammatory bio makers link to Kobe 19. You know the severity of the mortality of this so hey, enjoy the copy. I might pace it a little bit, but apparently more than one cup a day. Not such a bad thing. After all. Did you see this? I'll tell you what sometimes you know, you think about what's happening in nature and and God winks and, uh, I don't know. Maybe God's sick of people taking selfies when lightning lit up the sky over India. This past Sunday morning, a number of people race to the top of a popular watchtower to take Selfies. Now hold on just a minute. Lightning's dancing all around and you run to the top of an area to get closer to the lightning. I mean, if you're addicted, the selfish you certainly do. Yeah, Lightning is the backdrop was the plan they paid for the photo op with their lives. Unfortunately, Lightning struck the watchtower that they all climbed up on killing 11 people on the spot, injuring others. Man. The towers wall collapsed. Workers dug through the rubble of this 12th century tower for more than 12 hours to recover the victims bodies which included Children as well, So you're going up there to get selfies enlightening. Let's bring the kids to. Mm wow. Many people buried under it since the Ford is on a hill when the debris was falling and space reduced. Some people also fell into a ditch. Oh my gosh. In addition to the victims, 11 people were transported to local hospitals all reported being in stable condition as of yesterday, but You know, I get Selfies. We've all taken them. But in a lightning storm You got a device? It's kind of, you know, active with some electronic running through it, Uh, Hey, a lightning! Watch this boom! Ouch! Yeah! Not a good idea. 6 38 Alabama's morning news teens seem to be taking.
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"Complete replanting and like I said earlier, it kind of coincided with a really unfortunate Freeze events last October. That really did some significant damage to the great crop out. There s o. We were gonna have to replant anyway. So we we did that and well, we're gonna shut it down in the fall after harvest. And we'll do a major renovation of the existing tasting room that's there and add about 4000 square feet of production space, including the Sherman tanks for making sparkling wine and then Alex 2022 in the spring. We're gonna open up the grand opening for a car boy winery amount Garfield State and it'll have a 360 degree. Rooftop patio that looks at the book Cliffs and And my and my Garfield and all over the valley, And this is sounds like it's going to be a place where people are gonna be doing a lot of getting married on the those kind of views, you know, I mean, that's gonna go. I'll say plunge, and then you're gonna go and you're gonna drink wine afterwards. It's gonna be beautiful. Well, you know, what do you see for the For the overall, you just mentioned that there's a lot of really good people making good wine in Colorado. What do you see the industry? Where are we now? Are we in our infancy are toddlerhood our childhood? Where are we? Because I feel like it all kind of started again in 1970 with real. Vigor. You know that? That's what we started moving forward. Yeah, You know, as far as the Colorado wine industry goes, I think we're still in our inner in toddler toddler years and I have to time there, so I know what those years like, Um They? There's a lot of learning and a lot of growth, and with that, with a lot of us having to replant out there and and, uh there's there's challenges and it Z going to take some time because, like I said, you could only you only get one harvests every year. So, um, but as a national industry, you know there's there's a lot of challenges. You know. California's had four straight years. I think of Of wildfires smoked a knish use. You know there's climate change happening when and that's you know, that's how a lot of this, you know That's how this freeze event actually have happened this past October here in Colorado because he got so hot in October that when we have finally plunge down to the thirties, you know in a seemingly to day time period, the grapes had not gone into the Lines had not gone into dormancy and hibernation, if you for lack of a better term, and so they were kind of exposed, which caused some damage, and in California, they're dealing with those kind of things. Um and so, but on top of those viticultural challenges, you know, there's a huge changing of the guard. From a consumer standpoint, you know, baby boomers are retiring. They're not spend as much money on wine anymore. Uhm there, you know, Wine prices keep going up, especially in Napa. And then the newest, You know, bottom largest buying segment for consumers is millennials and Jen's ears, and they have so many choices. They have thousands of craft breweries and distilleries all over the place. And as they grow older, the challenge for the wind industry is how do you keep them? How do you get them to evolve their taste the wine from those craft beer, and you think that that evolution almost happens. It's almost like a rite of passage. In some ways, my friends and I were early adopters of wine. But we used to go to these wine tastings. Now. This was back in the nineties. So the early nineties we go to wine tastings. We would be the youngest people there about 15 years. You know when we were in our early twenties, so I think that there's something about your shifting palate. Maybe your level of sophistication, maybe feeling like you're not pounding Long Island iced teas anymore, You know? That kind of comes with a little bit of a little bit of seasoning on yourself, you know? Yeah, we have to. That's It's a good point, and you know, like I said, it's you know, when you're I started drinking wine and my late twenties, but I you know, there was always just kind of feeling like you've got to be in the know to really enjoy it there right sophistication, And there's almost this This air, pretentious nous that surrounded, you know wind for me at that age, where I kind of, you know, it's Justin feel is approachable, accessible to me as a It's something I'm going to choose to trick. It wasn't until I had the education and grew along with it, and I really felt and drew an appreciation to it. So when I think about consumers in their twenties and thirties Now, in all the choices that they have on.
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"There are team sponsor Geico 15 minutes Could save you 15% or more Welcome back to that. Center. Blackhawks leave the Dallas Stars 3 to 1 time for our first very discussion with Troy Murray and some Event hockey here in the 1st 20 minutes like the Blackhawks fans want to do a little show time put a show on for the fans and an attendance and I got a metro. I'm comfortable in my own skin, saying this During that national anthem when the Oregon the actual Oregon fired up and you heard this building shake from the organ, and you heard Jim Belt it out in person, and you hear fans, even though there's only about 4000 or so here, I got some chills and even a little a little tear in my eye, because it's been way too long. And it's great to have these people back and you hear him make a difference. I agree. If this was just fantastic. I mean, you know we haven't been traveling on the road, so we haven't seen any fans in any buildings around the NHL. The Blackhawks. Unfortunate were the last building to have fans allowed inside. So this is I mean, this is great. I get goose bumps just kind of talking about it because it's so special to be, you know, sharing the Blackhawks. In an opportunity here. United Center with you know, the great fans of Chicago and boy makes a big difference and just the excitement in the emotion in the building to call. The game is so much different when you have that energy and even stab bridges in play If there's a good play made, but you know the whiskey here, the whistling you're the fans here.
"about 4000" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Austin Energy tweeting a thread early this morning, explaining how the company says it is selecting areas for rotating power blackouts to help ease the strain on the state's power grid among this, you know, in the midst of this icy storm The power company said it regularly updates a list of critical loads like hospitals that our exit from the blackouts, while a rotating blackout is intended only last about 40 minutes, many in the Austin area reporting hours long power outages this morning 6789 hours in some cases. And according to Austin Energy because the company had cut power from all areas, not containing a critical load, the ability to rotate the outages has been impacted, so that's the explanation that they're giving us this morning. That haircut and Austin energy now during a typical rotating blackout event locations are determined by Austin Energy system at random, the company said, rotating out just can last longer. Depending on the demand coming from ear cut. And according to which website Austin Energy is requiring by required by ear cut to respond to these emergency events here, Kat reported, and on what they reported in all time record high demand for power at almost 70,000 megawatts last night. And s. Oh, there you go. That's about 4000 about 3200 megawatts higher than the previous record of 2018. Well, I'd like to have an idea how long they think this is gonna last, and I'm really concerned about. You know the elderly. That might be, uh, won't and you know, Kim and I will be fine. We've got warm clothes and we got a fire going and you know, we'll be okay. But there's there's others that I'm sure need to be checked on. Chad is in North Austin on the tide of Don show this morning. Hey, Chad. Hey, What's a, um, You know, it's irritating to me is I went on the website last night PC, and they said that these rolling blackouts would last about 10 minutes to 45 minutes. And then you would have power and then it might go off later. You know, nobody said ours. And ours was kind of frustrating. I would have a few days ago. I would have probably went out bought a generator or something. If I would have known it was gonna be this bad. And you know, these guys have been doing this a long time. They should have known what was gonna happen. So I feel like Just not. No information got to the public and I don't know who's to blame. But somebody is Well, we've been robbed, reporting the fact that the weather is going to turn bitter cold. I I see the meteorologist at the National Weather Service were originally I guess last Monday. We're talking about how.
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"Distributing and historic amount of food is the pandemic continues, thanks to some money from the state. It's now able to deliver food and refrigerated trucks to people who can't drive themselves or baby high risk for Kobe. We had about 1100 homebound seniors before covert that we delivered to because we're aware of their situation that numbers swelled to about 4000. Now Jerry Brown was say, Mary's food bank tells Katie are on average, They're distributing £10 million of food a month. Thank you, Jamie. It's 7 25 Detour Dan with another update from the Valley Chevy dealers, Traffic Center and the surface Rex or running rampant this morning. They're coming in pretty hot and heavy at the moment to my friend. Here comes the latest. Hey, we have a closure in the South West Valley We've had all morning. Long of Buck I wrote. This is gonna be from 99th Avenue to 107th Avenue that remains closed due to erect Dr Van Buren. I was suggesting Van Buren or Lord Guy but now lower Bart Guy's got a record on it to east of Literal Road Grand Avenue at Meeker injury wrecked another crash it Union Hills and Country Club Parkway. McQueen, north of Rigs in the East Valley and 19th Avenue, gives two wrecked 19th Avenue and Belle and another one at 19th Avenue. At Mountain View. This traffic report is brought to you by Allstate. If you're driving less, you could be saving more on car insurance. Save money with paper mile insurance from all state called the Loco Allstate agent and Get a quote Deter AnAnd. Hey, Charon is the high today 60 wanted to be mostly sunny. Your weather is brought to you by Howard Air and it's going to change again to the wet stuff. After low tonight of 44 A mostly cloudy sky tomorrow with a high of 69 Friday brings a 60% chance of rain here in the valley and the Epsom or snow to the high country. 7 26. Now that Katya are And Luke Lipinski's here with sports from the Parker and Sun Sports Desk. PHOENIX Suns are looking to snap out of their mini slump tonight at home against Chris Paul's former team. The Oklahoma City Thunder Sons have lost two in a row, now four of their last five and they'll be playing this one without Devin Booker. He's missing a second straight game with a hamstring strain. Tip off its seven pre game 6 30 on 98 7 F M. Hockey. The Coyotes have dropped two in a row now as well. They.