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New Bill Allows Texans to Carry Handguns Without Permit
"Will no longer need a permit or training to carry a handgun Governor Abbott signing permanently carry into law Today at the Alamo goes into effect September 1st. You'll still have to go through the background check, though, to purchase a handgun.
"alamo" Discussed on Fresh Air
"You know good time to head to texas and so he came to texas pretty much. Panelists married very wealthy young woman in san antonio whose father bankrolled him in a number of business ventures none of which did very well and by the time. The texas revolt rolls around in eighteen. Thirty five eighteen. Thirty six. he's not. It's probably an overstatement to say that he's a drunk on the streets of san antonio but he's pretty close to that. He is a figure of ridicule among the tejano in san antonio who referred to him as james bowie the braggart but the moment the fighting breaks out. He is resuscitated. Because everybody knows whenever you may think of him as a possible swindler as a bad businessmen he is a heck of a fighting man. That's what they needed. Okay the commander of the garrison at the. Alamo was william barrett travis. I mean nobly portrayed in the film. Tell us about him travis. Oh he's he's a hard man. To like. Travis is the walking embodiment of the haughty frontera southerner. Who if you if you look at him cross ways which challenge to a dualist is did a time to he left alabama leaving his wife and children because of bad debts and came over to texas and swiftly within months opens becomes a lawyer and begins hanging out with the number of malcontent southerners. Who just don't think very much of the mexican the mexican government and they're called the war dogs and he becomes almost over not the loudest of the war. Dogs trying to get somebody to stand that. We can't be part of mexico any in fact it was travis's raid on a mexican garrison in anawak in eighteen thirty five that really triggered the whole thing that brought the first mexican troops in to arrest him as a as a person. I think the most salacious thing they constantly gets brought up about travis is the fact that in his diary he kept a detailed account of women he'd slept with and it appears that the had some type of disease most likely syphilis for which he was taking some new tended to make one a little crazy. A little edgy. very much. the type of person who would challenge to a duel. He was travis's a heavy load. That's funny. I never saw any of that in the movie. No but you have to understand. You have to think of travis. As almost like a public relations man when he kind of lucked into being the the senior man at the alamo quite changed his career. Put him down in history and really to some extent..
"alamo" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Some words can give you a feeling that. Make your heart. Warm republic is one of those words. Yeah so that's the davey crockett. I grew up with a man drawn to the alamo. Because he wanted to defend liberty wherever it was threatened What's the real davy crockett like day. This is such a face palming moment that movie. That movie is such a fount of of of all the worst alamo misinformation of the holy trinity of alamo defenders. Jim bowie william travis and crockett. Crockett is is the least objectionable in some ways you know he was an out of work. One time congressman from tennessee. He was a nationally known he was He was famous in his day as was buoy. He didn't come to texas with any type of philosophical ideas. He came because his career was ebony. End in tennessee in washington he had been kind of who did out of washington and he came much like peer sam houston. He came in search of some type of new opportunity in the hopes. The yes some type of american led government would take over here which he could become president. Crockett was given a grant. I think in return for enlisting in the the texas rebellion but he how did he get these twenty odd guys to follow him. who were they. They were just a bunch of buddies and at the time a lot an awful lot of people in the western edges of the us so tennessee mississippi louisiana. Arkansas all thought this was the best cotton lands were hit all been sold in. Everybody realized i mean god. All you had to do was go to texas sign up in the army you got you got freeland. You got a new start and so crockett. Didn't come to fight was the cost of getting the land at the time the mexicans the mexicans weren't even in texas it seemed like a bit of a lark you know. Let's get a couple of six packs in go have an adventure in texas. That was the spirit in which crockett came to the alamo right and he was forty nine. Kind of looking for a final activists. His political career been a congressman at tennessee. Right yes he was not looking to be a soldier. He was a paunchy older forty nine but if he had to garrison the alamo for three or four months before he could go start his political career. Well it seemed like a a small price to pay for for a fresh start. Maybe the next most famous is jim bowie famous for his buoy knife. Big knife What do we know about him. Well buoy was also a famous in his day in large part because of a dual that he had fought Believes eighteen twenty seven in which he managed to kill a couple of fellows with his bowie knife. Fuss making human national figure his knife a national figure and him. He was a a minor great hero out on the western frontier and yet as academic histories have shown over the last thirty four years buoy came to texas basically being hounded by grand juries back in louisiana and arkansas because in his career which began as a traitor in illegal slaves. His major achievement was a massive land fraud in which he purloined thousands of acres of land in northern louisiana and attempted to do so in arkansas before the whole scheme was stopped by a federal grand juries in federal investigators at which point mr buoy thought..
"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Remember the alma and it was it gave them a purpose it gave them a cause gave them a feeling that as much as force of arms carry them to victory and we also need to that in the united states in new orleans in cincinnati in every port the dealt with cotton. This message flu like wildfire. I mean within another seventy two hours. Every newspaper in the united states was reporting the massacre and the death of davy crockett. By what at the time they called mongol hordes there was a thick racist element to the messaging on this. And you've got these newspapers in the south calling. For every able bodied young man to go prove their courage in taxes to go fight for their fellow white man in texas and it worked this whole idea of the spartan thir- mop ally no sacrifice at the alamo led to thousands of young men started flowing towards texas. They were still arriving weeks. After the mexican army was defeated at san jacinto so it was truly one of the great pieces of psychological warfare in history. And is that happened when and they oh well by the time. Most of them had arrived including an entire expedition for matches in mississippi. The fighting was over. Most of them ended up either getting a job or most of just went home and at that point texas became an independent country and for nine and a half ten years. It remained so at the end of which joined the united states. By which point the what we call the hero heroine anglo narrative of the texas revolt of the alamo was being built they were not professional historians buying large at that point the myth was promulgated initially by amateur historians very few of which wrote about the alamo itself because they knew so little about there are no americans veivers. Mexican accounts would not be seen for years. And so you get diane beginning in the eighteen thirties and continuing into civil war times. You get just this free flow of literature of it. Pulp novels pulp fiction. That uniformly trumpets the anglo victory over the mongrel mexican hordes. It's amazing and yet it..
"alamo" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"A moral victory of you will spectacularly successful in that this idea infused his hastily built little army which was going to have to face off saying anna and really did do wonders for their morale we houston's lou army attack saying in that same justino six weeks after the battle of the alamo. They charged yelling. Remember the alamo. and it was. It gave them a purpose. It gave them a 'cause it gave them a feeling that as much as force of arms carry them to victory and we also need to remember that in the united states in new orleans in cincinnati in every port the dealt with cotton. This message flu like wildfire within another seventy two hours. Every newspaper in the united states was reporting the massacre and the death of davy crockett. By what at the time they called mongol hordes thick racist element to the messaging on this. And you've got these newspapers in the south calling. For every able bodied young man to go prove their courage in texas to go fight for their fellow white man in texas and it worked this whole idea of the spartan thermopylae by no sacrifice at the alamo led to thousands of young men started flowing towards taxes. They were still arriving weeks. After the mexican army was defeated san jacinto effective so it was truly one of the great pieces of psychological warfare in history. And what happened when they all arrived well by the time most of them had arrived including an entire expedition from nashes mississippi. The fighting was over. Most of them ended up either getting a job or most of just went home and at that point texas became an independent country and for nine and a half ten years remain so at the end of which joined the united states. By which point. The what we call the heroic anglo narrative of the texas revolt of the alamo was being built. They were not professional historians by-in-large at that point the mid was promulgated initially by amateur historians very few of which wrote about the alamo self because they knew so little about there were no americans veivers. Mexican accounts would not be seen for years. And so you get diane beginning in eighteen in the eighteen thirties and continuing into into civil war times. You get this free flow of literature. Much of it. Pulp novels pulp fiction. Dead uniformly trumpets the anglo victory over the mongrel mexican hordes. It's amazing and yet it. E created a myth in texas that too large degree persist to this day..
"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Of handmade and so a lot of infantrymen come running toward the walls in the predawn hours with these ladders and we now know that most if not all of these thirty plus ladders collapsed and they get the main up the walls in so at the north wall where the great mass of mexican soldiers was scheduled to storm the compound. Suddenly you get this great mass of humanity. It's like a who concert. Diane with a thousand mexican soldiers rammed up against the wall and the only thing there is a bunch of americans on the top shooting down into them so there is this desperate moment where the mexican soldiers physically climb this twelve foot wall and there's just so many of them many were killed but eventually they got over and once the first mexicans get over and granted accounts of this are kind of flashes in the dark night of fact. We know a lot about what happened. But we don't know everything happened but it's very clear that wants the first mexican soldiers get over. It's not quite a massacre. Because the americans are able many of them to retreat to this concrete building the long barrett which the mexicans then storm the mexicans turned the americans own artillery on that building and began blasting away. It was a furious hand to hand fighting in the dark of night and ultimately slaughter. So what were the early accounts That battle what. We're people reporting about that battle. Well there are two channels here. Of course there's the mexican channel and the anglo channel may tell very different stories. Santa ana just thought of it as a minor skirmish his officers were kind of disgusted. Because it had gone so poorly. They were also discussed because they'd captured davy crockett and a number of other anglos and executed them in front of the chapel and under national law. These people were considered pirates. They were not considered a foreign military force. So you know you can execute pirates and criminals. And that was santa. Anna's perspective on the texans santana dim released an anglo woman named suzanne dickinson and joe travis's slave to go tell the americans what happened to describe the massacre and described his army and make it very clear that if they wanted to live they needed ahead for louisiana as fast as they could and that was the message. That a lot of anglos got. That's what we call. The runaway scrape once word reached houston and washington on the brazos it. The mexican army had committed this massacre. This bloody victory and san antonio everyone was on the run sam houston who's in charge of forming texan army. He seized on an idea. He said you know within seventy two hours. The newspaper's printing that the defenders the alamo died like spartans at the battle of thermopylae ally. They sacrificed their lives to slow the army. The you know this was the nineteenth century. The spartans were considered the height of manhood and courage and bravery and this message just really resonated and that was the beginning of the myth. But sam houston. He was just looking for a way to stop the runaway scrape. Keep his men from deserting and explain why he had failed to send reinforcements to san antonio despite a week of letters from travis begging for them and we should say diane houston's idea of turning the alamo into a moral victory of you will was spectacularly successful in that this idea infused his hastily built little army which was going to have to face off with santa ana and really did do wonders for their morale. Houston's little army attack cena at same six weeks after the battle of the alamo. They charged yelling..
"alamo" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Of mexican soldiers was scheduled to storm the compound. Suddenly you get this great mass of humanity. It's like a who concert. Diane with a thousand mexican soldiers rammed up against this wall and the only thing there is a bunch of americans on the top shooting down into them so there is this desperate moment where the mexican soldiers physically climb this twelve foot wall and there's just so many of them many were killed but eventually they got over and wants the first mexicans get over and granted. The accounts of this are kind of flashes in the dark night of fact. We know a lot about what happened. But we don't know everything happened but it's very clear that wants the first mexican soldiers get over. It's not quite a massacre. Because the americans are able many of them to retreat to this concrete building the long barrett which the mexicans them storm the mexicans turned the americans own artillery on that building and begin blasting away. It was a furious hand-to-hand fighting in the dark of night and ultimately a slaughter. So what were the early accounts that battle. What we're people reporting about that battle. Well you know there are two key channels here. of course. there's the mexican channel and the anglo channel may tell very different stories. Santa ana just thought of it as a minor skirmish his officers were kind of disgusted. Because it had gone so poorly. They were also discussing because they'd captured davy crockett and a number of other anglos and executed them in front of the chapel. And you know under national law. These people were considered pirates. They were not considered a foreign military force. So you can. Execute pirates and criminals and santa. Anna's perspective on the texans santana dim released an anglo woman named suzanne dickinson and joe Travis is slave to go tell the americans what happened to describe the massacre and describe his army and make it very clear that if they wanted to live. They needed ahead for louisiana as fast as they could. That was the message that a lot of anglos got. That's what we call. The runaway scrape once word reached houston and washington on the brazos that the mexican army had committed this massacre bloody victory and san antonio everyone was on the run sam houston who's in charge of forming texan army. He seized on an idea. He said within seventy two hours. The newspaper's printing that the defenders the alamo died like spartans at the battle of thermopylae they sacrificed their lives to slow the army. The you know this was the nineteenth century. The spartans were concerns the height of manhood and courage and bravery and this message just really resonated and that was the beginning of the myth. But sam houston. He was just looking for a way to stop the runaway scrape. Keep his men from deserting and explain why he had failed to send reinforcements to san antonio despite a week of letters from travis begging for them and we should say diane houston's idea of turning the.
"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Could not get away. And for all the legend of the alamos bravery. It's hard to say that it wasn't like they had a choice to stay in fine. They got trapped there and they fought until they kill. What did the album a look like that. The in eighteen thirty six well. It was a huge compound today. We think the alamo as the church with the hump facade. That facade was not there back then that was added in. The eighteen forties had a horizontal roof line. The spanish priests had abandoned it because they miscalculated and the roof had collapsed on the church so the church was basically just a place where you kept goats and sheep and maybe your horses at night. The main building was the old convent the old housing that that the priests and missionaries have lived in. It was a two story structure thick stone walls and that is actually where everyone stay. That was the center of the of the fortures. Then around it. You have this very low. You know maybe twelve foot wall. Wear native american converts to christianity. Had set up little grotto's to live then as they work the field for the priests and went to went to mass every day and she had this huge compound of hard pan dirt in the middle with fifteen hundred graves. Because that's where the Native american converts were buried after they died and two hundred men base. Great you know. Almost a bryner two-mile parameters like the elmo is like a mile around and even travis an amateur commander who who did realize that. It was almost impossible to defend there. Were no gun. Men up on the walls or clearly sell silhouetted. There was nothing really to hide behind about the best thing that the texans had going for them is they had captured in a ruthless battle. In december in the battle of san antonio they had captured the city. And the alamo. In so doing picked up i want to say twenty one twenty four pieces of mexican artillery. So they have lots of artillery but they barely had enough men to make them work and they seriously did not have enough men to adequately defend a compound. That was never sit. Set up to be fortress in the first place. I want to go back for a minute about these converts to christianity among the natives there was there an active recruitment on the part of the americans who were in texas to recruit them to christianity at no. That was that was all done by spanish missionaries. So the alamo was was established in seventeen nineteen. The structure was built a hundred years before the battle and the spanish missionaries had abandoned it for the four other missions around san antonio thirty years earlier but now the there was no missionary purpose from the perspective. By the time the americans began settling the catholic. Churches were well. Established and missionary. Work can moved on ted farther outside the city so it sounds as though when santana's sent in his troops it was at the gate it was and yet you fake with mexicans having six thousand soldiers portrayals having maybe one hundred and eighty on a good day that they would have just run over the in fact as adept a commander as saying anna could be many battles. He had a bad day that day. The key to getting over the wall so they had planned was a bunch.
"alamo" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"And it was travis really who's raid on anawak eighteen thirty five really. Got this all this going and as luck would have it. He ends up with bowie as the co commander of the alamo in early eighteen thirty six and that's kind of the groundwork that a lead them to so chris. What actually happened at well. There was a lot of hubris and a lot of miscalculation they had managed to capture the alamo from the mexican army in october many anglos. Are we talking now. That's one of the most hotly debated topics out there. You know we probably may be one hundred. Eighty anglos maybe maybe thirty to fifty two hana's i. There were a lot of women. Children teenage boys who were helpers. Were at least three. Slaves travis brought his slave joel and they're still enormous debate. Who fought who was just stare. Who is anglo to tejano. But generally accepted. They were one hundred and eighty nine so-called'defenders heroic defenders and what was their goal. You know. that's that's what we still don't completely understand. Sam houston jim. Billy down to blow up the alamo. Gather up all the troops and bring them up to gonzales or washington on the brazos because he had no army and he couldn't afford to let two hundred guys you know. Sit on a crossroads. In san antonio he had no way to reinforce than and he actually needed to form an army and get everything organized gymboree from san antonio he lived there he had romantic ideas about it and so he decided to stay. Travis went down. You know the understanding was that travis was supposed to assess the situation. He got convinced to stay. Davy crockett just wandered in and they didn't expect santana to come for another two months. They thought we need the reins to come. The rains will turn the grass green. Then the cavalry have plenty of fodder for their animals and only then will santa ana come up. Well santana surprised. Everyone arrives and does not. Even you know doesn't really give them a chance to run away and they probably should have and they probably would've they could have but they were caught by surprise trapped inside and the numbers dan yet to keep in mind. We're just overwhelming. I mean for all the overall strategic surprise of santa anna's advancement within the two weeks leading up to santa anna's rival the texans absolutely what knew what was coming and encinas six thousand shoulders with two hundred texans. Why on earth did traffic buoy decide to stay the logical answer is they believed reinforcements which they were believing writing letters every day houston into the into the texas government. They believed would come. I think there's also probably. This is entirely speculative at william barrett travis had never commanded anything in the world and he had quite an ego and one gets a sense. He was eager to give up his first posting. I've always kind of believe that. We don't even advance that in the book i should say it's entirely speculative but the fact is they shouldn't have stayed. The animal had some strategic value. But there was no talk about. Let's delay these guys so houston kellyanne holds an army that all came up much later as a justification over wrestles ation but what santa ana showed up..
"alamo" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Thirty five at the time of revolution was kind of a figure of fun and san antonio the tejano called jim bowie. The braggart drank a lot. We embarrassed travis. The third member of the trinity was similarly came to texas. Like a lot of texans. Because things had not gone his way in alabama he fled alabama leaving behind a raft of debts a wife and children and came to texas and immediately successfully set up a little law practice and fell in with a bunch of southern bread malcontents many of them lawyers and land speculators. Who wanted rid of the mexican government. And it travis really who's raid on and in eighteen thirty five really got this all this going and his luck would have it. He ends up with bowie as the co commander of the alamo in early eighteen thirty six and that's kind of the groundwork that fate led so chris. What actually happened at the alamo. Well there was roddy hubris and a lot of miscalculation they had managed to capture the alamo from the mexican army in october many anglos. Are we talking about you. Know that's one of the most hotly debated topics out there. You know we probably maybe one hundred eighty anglos maybe maybe thirty to fifty two hana's either a lot of women children teenage boys who were helpers. They were least three slaves travis. He brought his slave. Joe and there's still enormous debate. Who fought. who was just there. Who's anglo to who has tejano but generally it's accepted there were one hundred and eighty nine so called defenders defenders and what was their goal. You know. that's that's what we still don't completely understand sam. Houston had sent. Jim billy down to blow up the alamo. Gather up all the troops and bring them up to gonzales or washington on the brazos. Because he had no army and he couldn't afford to let two hundred guys sit on a crossroads in san antonio he had no way to reinforce them and he actually needed to form an army. Get everything organized. Gymboree was from san antonio he lived there. He had a romantic ideas about it and so he decided to stay. Travis went down the understanding. Was that travis supposed to assess the situation. He got convinced to stay davy. Crockett just wandered in. And they didn't expect santana come for another two months. They thought we need the reins to calm. The rains will turn the grass green. Then the cavalry will have plenty of fodder for their animals and then will santa ana come up. Well santana surprised. Everyone arrives and does not. Even you know doesn't really give them a chance to run away and they probably should have and they probably would have if they could have but they were caught by surprise trapped inside nine and the numbers dan yet to keep in mind. We'll just overwhelming for all the overall strategic surprise of santa anna's advancement within the two weeks leading up to san hose rival the texans absolutely no one knew what was coming and insane was pretty six thousand shoulders with two hundred texans while earth did travis buoy decide to stay the logical answer is they believed reinforcements which they were believing writing letters..
Nvidia to Directly Challenge Intel With Arm-Based Server Chip
"For we start off tonight with a semi smackdown the gloves coming off in the battle of the giants. Invidia fires of direct shot at intel. Let's get straight to. Josh lipton with all the details josh so melissa ceo jensen wong is transformed into a true powerhouse. With that companies graphics chips these are processors that generate images and accelerate. Now video plans to make its own servers. Cpu to those are the primary brains in most computing devices in video. Also saying t. That's first quarter. Revenue is tracking above its previous outlook of five point. three billion. And that's doc posted. Its best day here over a month. Some investors clearly saw in announcement as a direct shot at intel with reported twenty six billion in revenue permits data center group in two thousand and twenty. That was a jump eleven percent. that's doctors had. Its worst day since late february. So how bad is this news. Though for pat gelsinger techy. Patrick moore had capturing that his copy still does both certain advantages invidia with his new service is targeting more of a niche market. Patrick says and intel's still the giants dominates about ninety percent of this market. No response from intel on that invidia news. There was also that big one chip summit today remember. President binds infrastructure plan does include fifty billion dollars to the american chip industry. Melissa back to you josh. Quick question on the niche market point. How big is this market. Or how profitable is this to make the such a big deal that they're going after specifically this narrow part of the market. You're going after what it's called the hp hp mortgage so that is a market that would include things like national lab laboratories like los alamos. That's why patrick moorhead. In his point was saying one. These are different. Intel as dominating about ninety percent of that service you market and patrick's point is that intel's focus is different. It's really targeting. More general business uses and cloud providers. But we'll see how it plays out and listen
Texas Museum Removes Wax Trump Figure After Visitors Attacked It
"A San Antonio museum removed its wax figure of former President Trump. Visitors kept punching it in the face. The figure had been featured at the Louis to SOS waxworks attraction across the street from the Alamo in San Antonio, the company told the San Antonio Express News While it is a problem trumps not the only president to have received damage in San Antonio. Barack Obama had his ears ripped off six times and George W. Bush had his nose punched in the couple's two other trump wax figures in the Dallas area and in Canada, Niagara Falls. Have not been subjected to the same battle wounds. Ripley's, which owns these wax museums, tells ABC News that encourages visitors to get up close and personal with their displays. These kinds repairs are just part of the business. And it's full. The ABC
Bob Lazar, UFOs And Aliens!
"In may of nineteen eighty-nine and interview with investigative reporter. George knapp appeared on las vegas news channel k. l. a. s. a shadowy figure under the alias of dennis explained exactly what was a secret facility south of groom lake in the nevada desert nine flying saucers of extraterrestrial origin are being stored analysed and testify. The subject explains that he was tasked with reverse engineering the propulsion systems of the crash and did not know how the government had gotten hold of these crafts. The shadowy figure was eventually revealed to be bob lazar in a subsequent interview where he revealed his identity. Bob lazar who Has a bachelor's degree in physics and electronic technology from pacifica university and he continued his masters at mit. He's a very very very interesting figure. Did you know before we started this researching into this. Did you know about him. I did I watched the netflix documentary. Just a super interesting individual. And i ended up going back in like watching his interview with koa s and And seem like how all that played out in the incredible reach that it had after the fact you know it was translated into multiple languages. Played over the entire world and people were gripped by by this man's story in what he had to say because he he seems so credible. It's seems like everything he's saying really has weight in is truthful the fact that he started this with not really seeking the the attention or seeking the accolade but actually just seeking to get the information out there even hiding his identity that some might say that that would be the the behavior of someone trying to hide something but i see it as behavior of someone who is trying to protect themselves. Because they're saying something that that may actually be factual dude. I bet he is phone calls every single day. People trying to get a hold of this guy people trying to email him and all kinds of stuff and back when this verse back when this first came out. I mean think about that. The technology and the communication that they had then you know people people today are used to getting like notifications every single day but think about how he felt getting all these phone calls. When i mean he's just a regular guy he. He was picked up because he has like a coup wanda and now he's this huge figure. Even thirty years ago. I mean it's just insane. Yeah i mean. He said he used to have people camping on his lawn. And stuff. and you you to remember that within the ufo community. There are a lot of people that are. I don't know how to say it a lot of people. That are a little strange. So for those people to becoming too bob lazar and it's got to be slightly terrifying and you'll see as we kind of dive into his story that i find him very credible. I find everything that he says. Very very credible in a lot of the stuff that he has said in the past Eventually comes through. So basically he gets his degrees from mit and At university he starts working at a los alamos research lab. And i believe los alamos and working On physics and nuclear weapon research which is what what the lab does obviously and then during his employment there. Alex kind of set it. He builds a jet powered honda. It's kind of extravagant thing that he drives to work everyday. It's literally a jet on a honda. Civic nazi looks like something out of the future and he built this thing. I mean he built us thing in eighty nine. I think it might have eighty nine was one he actually worked as for so yeah it was. It was probably around eighty four. I think So that gets the attention of the los alamos local newspaper who put him on the front cover with his jet cars. Jet honda that he built and that that's a little bit important to the story later on so kind of put a pin in that. So he's working at los alamos and he says that he leaves los alamos and goes off to start other businesses. That that turn out to fail now he never really goes into detail or at least i couldn't find what those other businesses were but he a couple years later wants to get back into the science community
Dine-in cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse files for bankruptcy
"On wednesday. Alamo draft house cinema declared bankruptcy and closed its three most underperforming theaters. the texas based chain's location katie remains open as ella reorganizes as part of an asset purchase agreement with former investor altamont capital partners and a new backer fortress investment group. Alamo founder. tim. League is part of the lender group buying the assets and is remaining part of the company. This latest news plays out of course as another houston theater struggles to remain open. Houston's river oaks theatre. The last of the city's still functioning deco era movie houses which screens independent and foreign language films. It's an a dispute with its landlord. Weingarten realty. That's happened before. But this time weingarten might be reacting of course to a bleak outlook for the movie theater industry can the houston landmark negotiated survival. This time here to talk about the fate of river oaks and houston cinema industry are doug harris president of the houston film critics society and houston area film critic and regional correspondent for variety and writer for cowboys and indians magazine. Joe layden doug joe welcome. Good morning joe. Let me start with this. Latest news just breaking yesterday that alamo draft house reorganizing and being sold under chapter eleven bankruptcy protection if anything. Are you surprised. This did not happen sooner. Well i think alamo draft house has fought the good fight all during the lockdown But you know you can only hold out for so long and i. I have my hopes. Up that alamo will be able to keep the doors open but again you know you and i had this discussion near the beginning of the lockdown. And you know like people ask me. We'll movie theaters reopened. And i forget. We'll all movie theaters reopened. No doug of course. This is an industry wide decline. A massive one as the pandemic has led most folks to to watch movies at home. We've seen major studios and streaming services an independent producers alike focusing their attention on trying to recoup their investments by releasing films primarily through streaming. Does this put river oaks in an even more precarious situation than in past lease disputes. Absolutely but at the same time. This is slightly different. I have to say that. The alamo draft house was one of my favorite movie watching experiences. I love everything. they've done. Landmark just has a little bit of an edge here when you take in the history. The architecture the setting. It's just a different vibe to it. And and everybody can't have a home could either and people should not see movies on their phones and laptops when there are other so certainly things are slightly different. They the glaring lumine. Doom of the pandemic is is making it tougher. But that makes it all the more worth fighting. For
Abbott ends Texas mask mandate, opens businesses '100 percent'
"Me giving update from texas yesterday one thirty in the afternoon central standard time. Our governor greg. Abbott made the following statement. I'm issuing a new executive order that resents most of the earlier executive orders effective next wednesday. All businesses of any type are allowed to open one hundred percent that includes any type of entity in texas. Also i'm ending. The statewide mask mandate now immediately. The mayors in the county judges of the liberal counties like houston harris county. They have had one hell of a year. They've been on the news every day. They wear their masks and they say these are bad times. The end is coming. But we're we're protected you and it's been a great time for them. I mean we've got a black mayor. We've got a woman hispanic county judge and the national media is just loving it. They've wanted to win over texas and look at look at this. They even look right. We got every all the boxes checked. Aw and every day they hide behind that mask. Close the businesses down. We're all in this together and people are just furious. Well instead of getting applauded for his statement. Greg grab it our governor. Who's a power grabber. He's been insulted because he could only give us back that which we already had. Any should've never locked us down in the first place. We're not vermont. We're not grateful for whatever government gives us isn't california or new york. We're texans were texans and one hundred eighty five years ago. Texas were under siege. At the alamo. And we never forget that fiber of our being our sense of independence. Government is not our friend. It's not our comforter. It's an impediment on the way to where going so when he made that announcement. I didn't cheer. I didn't thank him. It was about time
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy
"At the Alamo Drafthouse Theater chain has filed for bankruptcy. Austin based Alamo Drafthouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as its assets were being sold off to Altamont Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group. Alamo Drafthouse has around 40 locations across the country in some underperforming locations will be closed and Lisa's restructured. Meanwhile, operations will continue as normal as they proceed through chapter 11, which will give them capital to survive. Alamo Drafthouse is the latest theater chain to declare
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer
"Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Movie theater chain has become has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said that operations air going to continuous normal and that the process is going to give it money to continue operating during the cove in 19 pandemic and Alamo. Drafthouse operates a movie theater here in the twin cities and would
"alamo" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Some stories about the malevolent presence. In alamo hall come from chief ranger phillips who once worked at the alamo in jeff bellinger is book ghosts of war. Restless spirits of soldiers is in sabah. Tour's phillips described a ghost in alamo hall that would bang on walls and rattled doors when phillip would go to make sure the doors were secure. He'd always find that they were when he would leave they would shake again. One ranger reportedly emerged from the hall with a big burn mark on his shirt suggesting that the spirit might have been demonic while some ghosts appear to be deceased. Texans another comment citing is the mexican soldier but the canteen on his belt and a leather ammunition pouch. Many other rangers have seen the soldier. The battle of the alamo has become a rallying cry for texans and a revered part of american history. It has been seen as a moment that texans stood as underdogs and held their own against incredible odds but as with most of history the deeper we dig into the story. The alamo the less rosy. The story becomes. The texans might have been fighting for their freedom but we must remember that at least part of that freedom involved the enslavement of others. And that american history often the texans says hubbert martyrs and therefore villain is is the opposition. American history. hasn't been kind to the mexicans who fought against the texans but they too were fighting for control of what was at the time their land historian role ramos of the university of houston notes. That many the texans were white americans who immigrated to mexico therefore their seizure of texas. And the alamo was another example of american expansion. They pots so hard for the alamo. Because they believed they were entitled to it but indigenous tribes in the area have also struggled to be considered in the conversation about the alamo ownership through the years excavators have found human remains in the area causing them to believe that the animals land was once a cemetery containing the graves of native peoples ancestors. This is in addition to the spanish settlers and monks who had been buried on the property in the seventeen hundreds maybe this burial ground is where lusty jobless. Come from. They are the souls that were put to rest then awoken from the slumber by the corals of the living. Maybe it's them. We should be listening to no.
"alamo" Discussed on Haunted Places
"While mexico may have won the battle. The alamo was thought of as a turning point for the texans in the war exaggerated tales about the thirteen day. Siege and brave sacrifice led to the formation of the famous phrase. Remember the alamo which the texan army subsequently used as a battle cry after defeating the mexican army at san jacinto in eighteen thirty six texas gained independence the elmo became a symbol of bravery and independence for texans even through the states joining of the united states in eighteen forty five however the building itself was used for many different purposes throughout the eighteen. Hundreds army barracks a supply depot a retail store. And at one point it was even a jail but just because it was no longer afford didn't mean they're still weren't soldiers protecting it only this time. They weren't fighting for a country. They were fighting for something else. Clint suppressed his smile. As the jail door slid shut the idiotic. Marshall glared at him through the bars and had the nerve to suggest that this time clinton was going to be locked up for good. He was wrong when the marshall was out of sight. Clint scouted his dim empty cell. A small waste bucket a cot with some stained dirty linens a- flickering lantern sitting on the floor just outside the bars it smelled like sweat and blood just like every jail he'd ever been in just like every jail he'd have escaped. Clinton wasn't a particularly good thief as he got caught quite frequently. He'd tried to lay low after his last arrest but today when he'd seen that good ladies ridicule hanging haphazardly offer belt he felt his hand reach out without even knowing it was going to steal it and then suddenly he was running and running and then he was falling and falling as the marshall came out of nowhere to grab his legs from behind so he wasn't great at staying out of jail but he was excellent at escaping from it. Sometimes it was about charming the guard into forgetting to lock his door or pretending to be sick and slipping away when he was taken to the doctor but he'd already used both those tactics on this marshall. This time he was going to really have to work for his escape. He was thrilled. He reached down and unstrapped a chisel from his inner thigh. After the last time he'd been locked up he started carrying it around at all times. Clinch the bed aside has softly as he could then began going at the exposed wall. He jabbed chisel into stone watching the rock flake off. But it only left a little bit cliched winced. This was going to go slowly all night if not all day and the next day and that was without counting the necessary stops when a guard or marshall came to check on him he needed another idea but his eyes of lingered on the lantern outside his cell bars. A comrade of his had once got released from cell after a guard knocked over lantern in the hallway. The guards weren't able to put out the fire right away. So they'd let all the prisoners out to save them. Clinton friend had run right out the front door. Clint wasn't sure this was the best idea. But the chisel wasn't working out so well either sometimes you just have to take the chance. Clint yanked linen off the cart and roll into a ball he reached his kindling through the bars. Trying to dip it beneath the lanterns class. If you could only catch the flame he'd be able to top story unlike his whole caught on fire and then the marshal would have to let them out. If he didn't it would be manslaughter if not murder. But just before the linen hit the flame entered a door. Open the distance there. Was someone coming. Clint through the sheet back on the bed and lay down. It is is trained to the hall outside his cell. The footsteps grew closer and closer but no one appeared. Clint slowly peered out of the cell bars. The hallway empty. How strange he thought he waited a moment but all was quiet too quiet. The silence suddenly felt oppressive. He waited a moment longer but heard nothing else so he turned back to the bed and grabbed the sheet again now more than ever he wanted to get out of there. He held the cloth to the flame and the linen caught. He had torch but then clinched her too low desperate voice. Plead put it out. Clint's heart leapt. No one was in his cell and yet it seemed like the voice spoke almost into his ear. A sharp burning sensation bit into his fingers. It was the burning limit. Reminding him he had fired to start. It was now or never with a grin. He dropped the fireball onto the cocked but the flames grew faster than he thought they would. Within seconds they climbed up the walls. He thought he could from so easily he yelled for. The marshall backed away from the fire but when he was pressed up against the bars of his cell. The marshall still hadn't appeared panicked seeped in he was trapped. He screamed for the marshall at the top of his lungs. The marshal would come. Clint just had to be louder. Deep mone came from behind him clinton turned and saw figure sitting on the cot surrounded by the fire clinton gasped. the figure wasn't burning but it wasn't totally unscathed. You were double breasted military jacket and held a long musket in his arms and each of his cheeks had burn mark on them in the shape of a handprint the flames. Clint could tell he looked very very sad. He softly told clinch that they came for those who tried to. Burn the alamo then. He apologized for not warning. Clint sooner he'd tried to do better next time when it wasn't already too late. Clint screamed into the hall. The guards wondering how they couldn't smell the fire then. He noticed that the smoke wasn't seeping into the hallway. It stopped right at his cell. This man but somehow trapping him clinton was a master at escaping but the thought was dawning on him that he might not escape this. He suddenly felt scalding heat sear into his arms his shoulders his chest. Four sets of burning hands were wrapped around his body extending out from the cell bars. Clint screamed for the guards. He understood now that the guards couldn't hear him but he.
"alamo" Discussed on Haunted Places
"With explosives. There'd be quite the bonfire to with the alamo. As their kindling in line behind gonzalo his second in command lieutenant garza murmured silent prayer gonzalo turned garza's musket was slung over his shoulder and his free hands clutched rose repeats as he walked when garza saw gonzala looking garza whispered that they should turn back. There was still time gonzalo side. It was not the first time garza had given this plea consol turn to him and said that they didn't need to be scared like they'd been in battle. Buildings didn't shoot pack or scream when they die without men to defend it. The alamo was just a pilot tone but garza claimed he wasn't worried for his life. It was his soul was endanger. He said the they were meant. To burn was a holy place. He continued to clutch his rosary. Beads consol rolled his eyes. He had also been brought up in a house of god. His mother had prayed over him nearly every day and his boya before her but when he turned eighteen he'd become a soldier and found his job was easier. If you didn't have to wonder what. God might think he hadn't thought once about god at the battle of the alamo as he pulled his musket trigger over and over someone sent on managed to send a message from captivity burn. The alamo gonzala was happy to do it. The texans believed everything belonged to them. People land even santa ana himself. Gonzalo would burn the alamo showing them that there were some things they couldn't have gonzalo felt. Something break. controversies boot a thick center. Rancid decay hit his nostrils. He waved his torch downwards. He walked on a decaying human hand. They were here. Gonzalo held his torch up the two story. Rectangular stone chapel loomed against the night sky. Gonzalo could make out scorch marks from cannon fire on its stone facade and the bodies he couldn't ignore the bodies rapidly decaying there were dozens some hanging out of the chapel's windows some were sprawled out under half burnt carts others were stacked by a smaller structure to the missions laughed garcia appeared beside him and pleaded once again for gonzala to abandon the mission. This was a holy place. If they burned it there would be consequences. A wave of anger swelled in gonzalo belly. It was just a building. consol snapped a building. They'd been told by their leader to burn and they would do so. Gonzalo turned to his men and barked orders. He nodded to garza and told him to take his position on the south side of the building. Garza gave a reluctant nod. The men took their places while others unloaded the fire. Starters from the cart gonzalo stood by the northern wall watching his men position themselves but their torches they throw the tortoise in the windows of the fort go the cart for more than throw those in too soon. The alamo would turn to ash but suddenly gonzalo heard a scream. A soldier raced out from the south side of the alamo entirely engulfed in flames. He sprinted around in panic hitting himself to put out the fire. The other soldiers watched to shock to help until finally the soldier collapsed in a screaming heap on the ground. Consol took a shot step toward the twitching man and realized with a jolt. It was garza. Garza looked up at gonzalo. His eyes wide open despite the fire that.
"alamo" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Welcome to haunted places. Spotify original from podcast. I'm greg paulson. Every thursday i take you to the scariest. Aereas most haunted real places on her. You can find all episodes of haunted places and all of spotify rituals from podcast for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And every tuesday make sure to check out urban legends. These special episodes of haunted places are available exclusively on spotify this week. Join me on an exploration of the alamo. The san antonio fort that became famous for its part in the texas revolution and discover why to this day. It's haunted coming up. We'll find that even at night but texas desert can burn. This episode is brought to you by chick. Hydro skin comfort razors comfortably shave up this seven days of stubble with the new stubble eraser from shake. Hydrogen twenty twenty one just got smoother. Learn more chick dot com that's s. c. h. i c k dot com. This episode is brought to you by three m. what are the adhesives used in both post it notes and airplanes have in common. They're both made with innovations from three am. In fact there are lots of three products hiding in plain sight that you might not realize including and ninety five respirators response to covid. Nineteen freedoms increased respirator production to make more respirators than ever before helping those on the front lines. Continue the fight. Learn more at three m dot com slash cova before you tune into the next episode. Let mitsubishi motors. Take the wheel for the redesign. Twenty twenty two mitsubishi eclipse cross is changing everything. You think you know about compact. Suv's of greeted connectivity with mitsubishi. Connect and head up display sophisticated coop. Like design reliable super only control for smooth confident driving. It's the sleek modern and safe choice designed with humans. I the redesigned twenty twenty. Two mitsubishi eclipse cross. Drive your ambition. Learn more at mitsubishi. Cars dot com. The alamo was built in seventeen eighteen as a spanish franciscan mission called mission san antonio valero but it got its famous name. A group of soldiers renamed it after their hometown. Alamo date paras in eighteen forty nine. The building was renovated adding. It's scalloped peaked roof today. It is a simple rectangular limestone structure in the middle of bustling san antonio texas but it has a dark history at the turn of the nineteenth century. What we now call. Texas was technically part of the spanish empire as mexico was not yet independent but many of its residents were americans who had immigrated to work in agriculture yet. Much of this industry was reliant on slavery and when mexico abolish slavery in the eighteen twenty s texans feared. They'd lose their workforce so for this and other reasons in eighteen thirty. Five texans demanded independence from mexico and their leader. President antonio lopez decided to honor but mexico had won its own independence from spain about a decade ago and its government was not keen to see a part of their new nation jumps ship when the rebellious texan sees the alamo from their mexican army. Santa ana was determined to get it back in february of eighteen thirty six. Santa ana gathered thousands of mexican soldiers to storm the building. The texans had fewer than two hundred men and the disparity in numbers is part of what propelled the battle of the alamo legendary status. But the reality of battles destruction is less glamorous. Almost all of the alamo's defenders tied as did well as over six hundred mexican.
How to Fill a Few Seats At The Cinema? Rent Them to Gamers
"March in the early throes of the coronavirus pandemic. We brought you a story about how a devastated movie theater industry found a glimmer of hope by turning to that old american classic the drive in movie theater that hope was short. Lived though as many drive ins were forced to close because of stay at home orders in some cities and cold weather and others. But now there's another small light at the end of the tunnel for an industry. That's been gutted by the pandemic this time. The story starts in south korea with movie theaters around the country closed or operating at a limited capacity and film releases largely on hold due to covid south korea's largest cinema chain. Cg v had a bright idea. the company started renting out. It's largely empty theaters to folks who might enjoy the use of a big screen and surround sound. You know video gamers gamers. Pay up to a hundred and thirty five. Us dollars to rent out a theater. Video games consoles and controllers not included and renters. Told the bbc that gaming in theaters pretty cool the sound quality is top notch and the graphics are almost lifelike turns out a. Us theater chain was already on the gaming in the theater trend after a gutting year for the cinema industry most us movie theaters shut down in march early on in the covid. Nineteen pandemic and while some chains opted to carefully reopen some locations. Last summer those were shuttered again. In the fall when cases spite put simply putting up two hundred people in a room while they sit on coke munch on popcorn at the screen. Well you know. It's just not safe so malka theaters which operates thirty-six cinemas in the southern. Us rolled out. Its malko select gaming at several locations. Last november up to twenty gamers can book a theater for one hundred and fifty dollars in play until they drop or until three hours is up. Whichever comes first. i'm thinking it might be. The latter malko also allows customers to book private film screenings for up to twenty people and sells food and beverage packages alongside the reynolds malkhaz twenty twenty revenue down ninety percent from twenty nineteen thanks to the covid nineteen pandemic and while renting out theaters to gamers film. Buffs is one way to avoid closing down completely. It's not making the chain much money. Karen melton malkhaz vice president and director of marketing told the bbc quote. It's gaining traction and becoming popular but nothing is adding to our profitability at this point on quote and that's the harsh reality for many theater chains. Amc theaters has spent much of the pandemic on the edge of bankruptcy after revenue fell ninety one percent. The chain managed to raise over nine hundred million in new equity and debt capital rap reported. The injection allows the chain defend off bankruptcy for now. Amc started renting private theatres last fall at around ninety nine dollars a pop for screenings though not for gaming although for an extra hundred bucks you can score a microphone to welcome your guests. Meanwhile screen rental from rival cinemark costs around one hundred dollars another chain. Alamo draft house offers private screening starting at three hundred dollars which includes tickets and food when you think of the average pre virus movie screening with around two hundred customers paying an average of a little over nine dollars for a ticket. That's eighteen hundred dollars that the theater brings end before even popping a single popcorn kernel at the often pricey concession stand private screenings and video game parties just can't cut into all that red still on the horizon for cinemas is. Well what is that. Hope as a million americans received the covid nineteen vaccination each day some theater chains are cautiously reopening at diminished capacity. Of course most amc theater locations are open in accordance with state and local guidelines and malka reopened several theaters in late january and earlier. This month of course strict guidelines are in place for one you can say goodbye to endless soda and popcorn refills and in theater service but still after the year that the cinema industry has had anything is better than nothing. Even if at anything involves a little. Mario kart
"alamo" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Danny on as mrs brown s rambled on in front of the class. She was trying to make the alamo sound exciting but it was a truce news. He was eleven he didn't need to know about the texas revolution. He'd pay attention to history when he was in high school. More whatever but still going on a field trip beat sitting around in class. At least there were outside although we really didn't get what was so special about this place. He looked over at the front entrance. Of the alamo. With its would doors and dirty stonewalls. It looked like no one had cleaned it in but jillian years and it had this weird hump on the roof over the front door. Danny couldn't wait for their tour to be over. His mom had given him pocket money he was gonna buy some insurers from what are the carts in the courtyard after a guy gesture to the students to follow him. Mrs rothe told the class to hold onto their buddy. Danny grabbed his friend. Gregory's hand but not before the to sheridan i roll. They were too old for the buddy system. Danny nearly choked when he stepped inside it was cold and smelled like wet. Dust suddenly feeling uneasy. Danny squeezed gregory's hand tighter. He didn't know why he was acting like such a wimp. All of a sudden but feeling his friends hand was comfort. It was really warm. Almost hot too hot. A sharp burning pain shot through. Danny's palm like his hand was being baked. He pulled away but gregory's grip tightened then he turned alarm. But gregory wasn't there but tall man and a double breasted military check it stood in his place denny remembered seeing the uniform and photos on the walk in. It was an old mexican soldiers uniform. But this guy didn't look like he was from some kind of alamo reenactment. The man's hollow cheeks had to blackened burns in the shape of handprints on them. The whites of his eyes dared dante with pure terror. He croaked out a warning. Don't anger.
NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars
"Good morning, Scientists from Planet Earth will land another mission on Mars today. NASA calls the rover perseverance. NPR's science correspondent Joe Palka has been following this one. Good morning, Joe. Morning, Noel, Can we talk about the logistics of this? They have to get a hurtling projectile toe land safely on Mars. How is this done? Yeah. What's the big trick? It's going 12,000 MPH, and they have two landed it two MPH. No problem. Well, what happens is they're overs packed up into something called the Aero Shell, which hits the top of the atmosphere on Mars and Atmosphere slows the craft down and it's friction heats up. That's why there's a heat shield, but that does slow it down quite a bit. But then there's a giant. Parachute that slows it down further and then finally, there's something called the Sky Crane, which is a jet pack that flies over the landing site to the landing site, then lowers the rover down on a tether and then cuts the cord and flies away. But the interesting thing is, this is the same landing system that the last rover used called curiosity. But it's been made more up to date by the fact that it's got this smart landing system so that you can actually look for Ah, good place to land. If it doesn't like the first place it picks the confide to the next one. What is modern is all the computers and navigation systems are on this new rover. The design of the rocket engines on the sky Crane is actually 50 years old. Believe it or not, those engines all trace their way back to the Viking Landers. That's Joe Cassidy, He's executive director for space at Arrow Jet Rocket die in the company that makes the rocket engine. The Viking missions landed on Mars in the mid seventies, and Cassidy says the rocket designed depended on a special valve that made it possible to vary the Rockets thrust. Funny part is back in the seventies, We had a supplier that actually developed that forest with J. P L came back to us in the latter part of the first decade of the 21st century and said, We want you to do that again. That supplier was no longer in business. But luckily they were able to find an alternate supplier who would make the valve for them. Very luckily, what is perseverance looking for on Mars? Well, it's landing in a place called Jez zero Crater, which was they think a lake bed 3.5 or Lake 3.5 billion years ago, And the idea is there might might might have been microbes in the lake. So there'll be cameras on the rover that will study the appearance of rocks looking for things like stromatolites, which are structures left behind by mats of bacteria. They're also instruments on the rover that will measure the chemical and mineral composition of the rocks at the landing site, and Nina Lanza is a geologist at Los Alamos National Lab and the scientists on one of those instruments called super Camp. See, this is the kind of thing that a geologist needs right. We need both chemistry. What's in Iraq and mineralogy how it's arranged. So knowing those things tells a lot about the conditions under which the rock form then whether or not those conditions were conducive to life. I asked this excitedly. Could we be getting news soon, saying that there was life on Mars? Well, it's one of those news stories where people get very excited, but they will also say I'm from Missouri proof show me so that's actually the idea of this. They may see things that look like there might have been life there. But they say to confirm that they have to bring the rocks back to Earth. And in fact, that's what this mission is going to do. It's going to collect samples that a future mission will return to Earth. Okay. NPR Mars correspondent Joe Palka.
Justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person
"The Supreme Court rules, women must visit a doctor's office, hospital or clinic in person to obtain an abortion pill during the pandemic. Those similar rules for other drugs have been suspended by the public health emergency. The justices granting a Trump administration appeal to enforce a longstanding rule on how women obtained the abortion pill. This is AP News. President Trump travels to Texas the visitors stretch of his border wall. I'm honored to be here in the Rio Grande Valley in Alamo, Texas, near the Mexican border. The president praised the
Trump heads to Texas border in final days to showcase wall
"After days out of sight following the capital takeover by his supporters president trump travels to Alamo Texas to trumpet one of the pillars of his presidency his campaign against illegal immigration after the deadly capital violence groups including the Southern Poverty Law Center urge trump to call off his visit but aides want the president to use his final days in office as he remains defiant amid calls to step down to highlight what they see as accomplishments the jump will also have to make it beautiful that was trump during the campaign he wanted the wall spiked and painted black to burn the hands of anyone trying to climb it he even wanted an alligator filled moat in the end he's got a roughly four hundred and fifty mile border wall and figures from December show nearly seventy four thousand counters at the southwest border up eighty one percent from a year earlier I'm Julie Walker
Reports: Trump giving Belichick Medal of Freedom
"Head coach Bill Belichick has been selected to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, The presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump Reports are. There are plans on Thursday for the president to award the Patriots coach the award. But the big question with all that surrounding the White House right now, will coach Bela check be going to the White House? Two of a long standing relationship. However, it's been more quiet publicly in recent years. Now the Patriots communications team so far, telling WBC news radio they have not spoken to coach Bela Chick yet about any plans. Now this week, the president today plans on a warning that same honor Presidential Medal of Freedom to Congressman Jim Jordan, someone that's been in his corner for his entire presidency. And then tomorrow he's visiting Alamo, Texas to see a section of the southern border wall. Well,
Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign
"President trump remains defiant amid calls to resign and plans to spend his last days in office playing offense trump has not taken any responsibility for his role in inciting Wednesday's violence amid a rebellion from members of his own party and ongoing efforts to remove him from office he said no public schedule but on Tuesday he'll travel to Alamo Texas to highlight his administration's efforts to curb illegal immigration and border wall construction and ABC news Ipsos poll released Sunday found that sixty seven percent of respondents said trump deserves a good amount or a great deal of blame for the insurrection and fifty six percent believe he should be removed from office I'm Julie Walker
Trump expected to highlight wall in trip to border this week
"President trump has plans to travel to the us mexico border next week. Trump will travel to the border town of alamo taxes on tuesday to highlight hits administration's work on the wall and mark the completion of four hundred miles of the still structure acting commissioner of customs and border protection. Mark morgan says the incoming biden administration would undo improvements that have led to a decrease in border crossings. Fox's christina columbine the head of customs and border protection warren's shutting down construction would cost taxpayers billions.
Trump To Visit Texas On Tuesday To Highlight Work On US-Mexico Border Wall
"Administration's work on the border wall. The White House says he'll travel to the town of Alamo, Texas and mark the completion of 400 miles of border wall, and his administration's effort to reform with White House describes is the nation's broken immigration system. Trump's campaign for the presidency in 2016 focused extensively on the president's desire to construct a border wall. He also promised that Mexico would pay for that wall, which it has not done. Children in area schools are being given opportunities to make sense of what happened
How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood
"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future
Davey Crocket and The Frozen Sun
"Lived a man named davy crockett. If you've heard of old navy it's probably for his final stand at the alamo or more likely for his raccoon skin cap. The cap was made of thick raccoon for for keeping warm during the harsh western winters. And it had the bushy tail hanging down the back. Davy crockett was more than the alamo and a cap though he was an adventurer one of the brave people who saw the endless frontier and waited in a man at his favorite swimming hole even during the coldest winters rarely would he be sitting peacefully indoors or relaxing. He spent his days out in nature sleeping in the mountains and bathing in the rivers. Other folks thought davy. Crockett might just be a little crazy but if so they were lucky to have him because it was on one particularly cold morning that davy. Crockett saved the world. He woke with the sun as he always did. In those days it was deep winter in the mountains. Where even though the donning son was bright. It didn't seem to offer any warmth at all. Icy wind howled like a banshee and even the animals had the good sense to be hibernating. What a beautiful morning davies said to himself he tried to rise up out of his bedroll but it was so covered in ice. He was stuck fast with a little work. He managed to get an arm free and then he was able to use a hammer and chisel to get the rest of the way out. It's cold one. No doubt he said but it'll get warmer. When the son gets a meyde higher. He tried to get a fire going to make breakfast but all his would was frozen solid even the coals from the night before were nothing but snowballs davey tried to spit in disappointment but it froze halfway to the ground and shattered on an icy stone. Well ours coffee today. I guess he said he makes some coffee grounds into some snow and eight. It like a snow cone. It wasn't tasty but it seemed to help wake him up a little. Where's the darn sun. He said looking at the horizon with a start of shock. He saw that. The sun hadn't risen any higher. It was still stuck on the horizon like tongue on an ice cube and it was starting to look more blue than yellow. What in our nation is going on with that davey climbed up a nearby mountain peak to get a better view. Every step was so icy. Put his hand to his coon skin. Cap to shield. His eyes peered at the horizon. Oh lord no the frontiers mun was brave and he thought he'd seen it all in his adventures. But this was something new and something awful. It was so cold that the sun itself had frozen on the horizon. He could see it stuck between two peaks of ice sunbeam's frozen in their tracks like icicles. Well this is no good at all davies said. He looked in the other direction and saw a little town. At the base of the mountain. The buildings were all coated in a fine layer of ice. Like a frosted cake. The pastors were like sheets of glass. And even the smoke from chimneys was frozen in place. Well darn davy. Crockett said to himself from high up on the mountain peak. Either i'm gonna fix this mess or we gotta get the cows so my skates he thought about cows skating for a minute and decided that they wouldn't like it that much better. He just fixed the problem before all the milk got frozen into ice cream. Of course most people may have been at a loss on how to fix a frozen sun but davy. Crockett wasn't like most people. He didn't wait around thinking or planning or any of that now. He just pointed himself at the frozen sun and started walking.
"alamo" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Details piece this together through genealogy databases, old La Times articles like a lot of co-leaders. Edith would do everything she could to obliterate her past once her colt got began, so she could rewrite her own narrative co-leaders. No one loves to rewrite their narratives more than a co-leader soon needs will change first name to Susan. Her last name Alamo Allama okay, I was. was wants the Alamo. I don't know why they put Alamo, but the chose to pronounce his fucking fake name of there's Islam Oh. She'll lie her ass off about damn near everything. The rest were discussing life Let's talk about Edith's church scam. Now. By nineteen sixty es, main source of income became scanning various La area churches through little bullshit, testimonials, song and dance. She'd worked out with her daughter Chris eat doesn't Chris would randomly popping some pentecostal church. Eat, dressed, impeccably, cute, little daughter, Chris at her side at some point in the sermon the past the pastor would call on members to give testimony share with the congregation. How your faith in Jesus is transform your life. It's powerful and positive. Way Up would shoot his. She'd tell a story. She rehearsed countless times totally made up story about how she and Chris had just got back from Mexico spreading. The Gospel of Christ. She says she was a single mom twice divorced. True, she'd fallen into drug and drink. True she was a center of the highest order also true. But then she found Ghada Napa was not true. Praise Jesus Sharon too hot to the Laura received the Holy Spirit to how can I get a Hallelujah? Gold picked her up, had taken from the gutter, giving her a mission to save souls that was wretched as she once was before she'd seen the lie to. that. She could barely put food on the table. Even though most days should know how she's going to keep a roof over young innocent daughter's head, she kept traveling to Mexico to spread the message of Christ to the Mexicans who gotta say I thought were generally more religious than Americans already, but whatever. Story was alive. After her testimony to ask for daughter Could Sing a Gospel Song for the Lord and Chris who had beautiful voice who'd also been rehearsed this, she'd sing a pretty song. The collection plate would be passed around in these two would be given enough money to keep spreading God's good word, but of course it wouldn't do that 'cause they weren't doing that. Eat according to her daughter would spend most of the money on cigarettes and boost. Visitor mom referred to this kind of workers doing a church. He'd say stuff like we're doing a church tonight. The CON artist is found a new target demographic to Hustle Christians. You'll hustle them for the rest of her phone life. Edith also by nine hundred sixty would travel around bit with Chris Giving her testimony at Church revivals, as well make a bit of a name for herself and certainly Christian circles is a powerful speaker. A powerful converter for Christ's also started doing a little bit of street preaching around La. Nineteen sixty four, when Chris was thirteen or fourteen and her mom Susan was thirty, eight or thirty nine. The two are hanging out at a restaurant and bar that no longer exists on Hollywood boulevard called Altos. And in walks thirty year old, Tony, Alamo looking like the fucking big shot, he ain't. He actually wasn't noticed Tony Alamo that point he was known as Marcus Abbad. The con artist meets another con artists off. We're going to back up from this point so I can share Tony's pre nineteen sixty four life, and then we'll reconvene back in this bar in nineteen sixty four. A Timber Twentieth nine hundred, thirty, four going back now. The man who become known to the world is Tony Alamo is born. Bernie Lazar Hoffman in Joplin Missouri Joplin like Obama is a out on out in the Ozark, but on the opposite northern it little more populated area. The joplin Metro area has around two thousand people hundred thirty five miles, almost due north of Dire Arkansas so the future. Tony and Susan Alamo didn't really grow up that far from one another. We visited Joplin before the Suck I home of depression era, gangsters Bonnie and Clyde's most infamous hideout, located on Thirty Fourth and Oak Ridge, drive most famous pictures. Those gangsters come from Joplin after in a shootout with local cops camera behind when they fled had some undeveloped filming. A Little Bernie was raised Jewish claimed his father Bernard Hoffman senior was a Jewish immigrant from Romania who? Allama claims. Over to get pissed at that pronunciation, they chose for the rest of the suck He'd been dance instructor for Rudolph Valentino in Italian actor, based in the US who starred in several well-known silent films, including the four horsemen of the apocalypse chic, the blood and Sand Eagle and son of the Sheik Valentino. Huge sex symbol known in Hollywood is the Latin lover. Ever heard that term I have. Users grab a lot of different heartthrobs over years and it came from Valentine. Little Trivia he was the first to ever be called. The Latin lover of description was coined by movie studio. Product promotion team. Was James Dean basically before James Dean was even born did Tony Llamas Dad teach this dude how to dance fuck? No highly doubt it. Tony I. Mean Bernie as you'll find out is even more full of Shit than edith. This is just what he claimed. A Bernie's mom was Lillian. Johnston Hoffman almost. Nothing is publicly known about her. And you had at least two siblings, brothers, Richard and Daniel de. Hyphen little is known about Richard as well. does say Daniels Obituary that. He died in two thousand, six in Nashville at age of who knows doesn't say. Danny would become a radio DJ for decades starting his crew in Missoula Montana, not too far from suck dungeon little over two hours where he got his radio engineers license. Then he got his first on Air GIG in tiny Hamilton Montana at K., l., y., Q. They moved on gigs, and billings and Butte came a program director for Knx Elephant Butte and then bounced over to Pasco Washington Houston Omaha Peoria finally landed in Nashville. Where became one of the city's top DJ's number one DJ for time Dj Dan. Working for wkbd, a top forty powerhouse station for a while and his brother Bernie not mentioned in his obituary. I, get the feeling that by the time he died had been many decades institute it spoken. When Bernie was a teenager Allama would say. He left Joplin for the West Coast most likely, he spent part of time grownup Missoula with his brother Dj Dan. And Dick and he's DJ. Tube Dj Dick and DJ Dan. That's a as a fierce duo after Montana. Bernie ended up in La adopted the name Mark Hoffman then he his name again to Marcus Abbad. And achieved some modicum of success or failure. Depending on how you look at it in the music, industry later claimed that he recorded a quote hit record single. In one thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, four had hit. Little Yankee girl. This is my favorite claim has claimed he was asked to manage the Beatles the doors and the rolling stones. And I did not believe for a second. He was asked to manage fucking anyone. Definitely the Beatles, the doors, the rolling stones. None of those bands would have had anything to do with this bum. And Little Yankee girl, not a hit single you listen for yourself. He wrote this little diddy was his brother Dj Dan. And just finish by falling in love with you I. Don't know why. I haven't done you very now. If you should say only friends I. got. Real quick..
"alamo" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"After hours. Sometimes, this paranoia wome menagerie is accompanied by a disembodied screams and yelling and men trapped in the throes of an invisible conflict of some sort. Members numerous tour groups, ghost hunters, psychics, they have all visited the site and clean. The felt invisible is watching them as they have traveled down the corridors of the Alamos halls. Ordinary people and sets that they have heard voices and whispers that seemed to filter through the very walls of the mission as if they were attempting to communicate with the world of the. Living. Others tell lesser stories about their encounters with vanishing lights, Irri cold spots, and a multitude of unexplained noises. In one instance, a park ranger at the Alamo encountered the ghost of a man dressed in tire from the eighteen thirties he said. It was a really hot day. Late spring when the ranger I viewed the suspicious man on the grounds walking towards the library. Hurried after the man he observed that he was wearing boots a plantation hat and long overcoat. To the Rangers surprise, the puzzle men aided. Faded away into obscurity when he near the chapel. When the ranger investigated further, he could not find any evidence that the stranger passing. Others have alleged. To. Have seen the the seem apparition numerous times in the courtyard of the elmo boat. During the day and at night. Generally the most often repeated goes story about the Alamo defies all logic to. It really does it focuses on the spirit of a little boy who is rumored to haunt the parks gift shop the gift shop of what places. Both. Visitors and Park Rangers alike claim to obscene a little blonde here boy. Ranging in age from ten to twelve was he just stares out into the courtyard from one of the stores high inaccessible windows. Small boys only visible from the waist up and has never become a full body apparition as of yet. Rangers have searched the gift shop in hopes of catching this ghostly prankster who have come up empty handed. In each instance, they have concluded that there is no way that a real person could perch him or herself in the window without something to climb up on or some way of supporting themselves. The, mystery only gets more convoluted when you consider the fact that the gift shop was not built until the nineteen? Thirties. So with the little boy. Legend says that the last days of the seizure the Alamo? Had something going on. What we know small boy. This small boy was evacuated from the mission it's believed that. He returns to the same spot where he recalls last seen above one alive. The ghostly child May appear to be looking at it. Out of the. down. From the window at curious onlookers. When intact is is only search for a comforting glimpse of a father brother or another family member who have made the ultimate sacrifice there at some point in the Alamos. Very tumultuous history. One of the more interesting goes encountered at the Alamo. Is that of the Duke Himself? You know who I'm talking about right yeah. John Wayne. As the director and leading actor and the bigger than life spectacle the. Alamo. John Wayne spent over one point five million dollars recreating an exact replica of the old mission in Bracket Bill Texas. In an effort to make the movie as historically accurate as possible Wayne personally toward the original site in consulted actual blueprint blueprints. Excuse me of the fortress. Wow. I actually knew that, but it's to blows my mind I mean the dedication. I can fully appreciate. Shortly. After his death, the dukes ghost was observed at the real. Alma walking the grounds is also been observed, visiting and talking with the spirits of the forts. Patriotic Dead. The story was so telling that a psychic was enlisted to confirm rumors that John Wayne Spirit visited the Alamo on a regular basis. Now. I. Have to stop has. Why. Let's continue. The psychic substantiate the fact that dukes goes stops over at the Alamo about once a month but cannot shed any light on where he manifests himself the rest of the time. Many believe that do put so much energy and enthusiasm into making of his movie that it seems only natural that he left a little bit of himself there when he he himself passed and into the afterlife. It's often said that. He became obsessed with a sequence of events that led to the fall of the Alamo. So it kind of makes sense. I mean, he was a stickler for historical accuracy. We really can't. Deal into the various holdings that are noon to take place at the Anna. Alamo without discussing the most prominent coast to make his presence known at the mission throughout the years. At various times during the year park rangers have observed a transparent figure dressed in buckskin clothing and sporting a flint lock rifle standing guard near the chapel. This is believed to be the spirit of none other than David. Other who obscene the Phantom. Vigilantly standing at attention at various locations around the Alamo to say that he's wearing a coon skin cap, a buckskin shirt, an moccasins. In, several other instances this figment has been observed by several different people from different angles at the same time. All of these observations themselves prove that the ghost most generally associate Davy Crockett. Is More than just an optical illusion. Could, it be that debut? Crockett's her rowing death at the Alamo. Has Been Forever immortalized in some sort of. Twisted. Hot It vignette. One of the grisliest Phantom images to play itself out at the old mission occurs in the long barracks. It has all the characteristics of what paranormal investigators will call the residual Taipan him, but it's also very similar to the fictional way Davy Crockett was set to a perished. One Night Arranger entered the barracks and observed a hideous seen. There leaning against.
"alamo" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"All right and we're back. Let's take a look at the haunting 's of the Alabama now because there are so many of them. Over the years, a large number skeptics and believers alike have experienced starting on explain paranormal phenomena at this building. Invariably, some of these events can B.'s. Dismissed does the product of Overactive imagination, probably some have even been explained by science itself. But Lay so many other famous haunted battlefields and forts that have experienced their own incidents of death and murder and. Extreme emotional crisis in the Alamo is probably the best known psychic dead zone in the United States. ghostly tales about the ELMO can actually be traced over way back eighteen, thirty six, believe it or not. Several weeks after the battle of the Alamo Santa Anna ordered general trade to raise the Alamo and in doing. So ensure that nothing was left standing. Like any military commander holding the rank of general, it can trade delegated on wholesome tasks to a trusted subordinate. Colonel Sanchez. Upon, the arrival Colonel Sanchez and his men, all that remained of the old mission was the chapel. Resolute to carry out Santa Anna's demands colonel. Sanchez distracted his troops to begin tearing down the church. As details about preparing to carry out the order work was abruptly halted when six ghostly monks matere materialized. From the walls of the chapel. The soldiers watched in stunned silence as the. DIABLO's slowly advanced weaving flaming swords over their heads. While all the time issuing a warning an inhuman screech. Do not touch the walls the Alamo. Heating goes late Vice Colonel Sanchez and his men retreated with their tails between their legs. When general dribbed heard of Colonel Sanches Cowardice you return to the Alma himself with troops and a little insurance a Canon. And trade instructed his guns to aim the cannon at the front doors at the chapel. But before it could be prepared to fire the six ghostly monks reappeared with fiery swords in hand. As the moaning thinkers approached the you've flummoxed general and his contingent they again issued their unnerving warning. The ghosts moaning. Voices startled androids horse and the general was unseeded. A general android head rigging booth his composure in the reins of steed he was disgusted to see has meant fleeing for their lives. Considering the situation this was something the general should've done but instead and read remounted his horse and turn to look at the Alamo one last time. To his horror, the general watched as a wall of flame erupt from the ground in and around the low barracks. The smoke from the unholy fire, the congealed into the form of a large imposing man. In each. Of the massive figures, hands were balls of fire, which he hurled at the general like an adventuring angel. Gabriel Drake treat it from the scene presumably before the fireballs could hit their mark and no one dared harm the sacred site sense. Folks at the time. Believed that the larger than Life Spirit was in and out. Of the spectrum energy of all the dead Alamo defenders that when combined. Created the missions menacing protector. Official records and later archaeologists. Are. He'll logical. Excavations conducted at the Alamo seemed to country digs the engrossing story of android encounter with the six phantom monks. Factual evidence suggests that in drilled successfully level many of the walls of the Fort and dismantled door burn the wooden palisade that had been erected in front of Church and along the South Wall of the compound. Apparently, he was not scared by the virus China's the previous story really suggests. I just kind of have to scratch my head on that one. During the League hundreds though the ghostly activity at the Alamo was big news in San Antonio. In eighteen ninety, four, the city of San. Antonio. Pressed. The mission into service as a police headquarters in jail. It was not long before prisoners housed in the old barracks started to complain about all kinds of ghostly activity in there. Several articles were printed in the Sanian San Antonio Express, news in February of Eighteen, ninety, four and August eighteen, ninety seven. They seem to confirm that paranormal activity was in fact, taking place on a regular basis at the. The articles detail fanciful tales of a ghostly century said to walk from. East to West on the roof of the police station. The ghostly manifestations which included mysterious shadows moaning sounds said to be prominent that the guards watchmen refuse to patrol the building after hours. This caused quite a stir at city. Hall. Many of councilman that making prisoners sleep with ghosts was cruel and unusual punishment. A short time. Later, the city of San Antonio abandoned his plans for the Alamo in favor of a jail site that was well. Less haunted. Why am I not surprised. The paranormal incidents reported in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, hundred, Ninety, seven seemed to unabashedly replay themselves over and over again even today. Several reoccurring stories Tele phantoms century that has been observed walking frantically back and forth across the top of the Alma some witnesses believed the ghostly guard is looking for a means escape. Well, others are certain that the spectre stands watch over the missing treasurer of the Alamo. In addition to the presence of the ghostly century tourists, Parkway Rangers and passersby have reported seeing a myriad of grotesque men. Emanating from the very walls of the Alamo itself.