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Murder, rape suspect commits suicide after car chase in Alexandria, south of downtown Washington, DC
"Is dead Days after he was apprehended by police in Maryland, 33 year old Abram Eagle will boo Boo Laci died in the hospital today after a car chase and self inflicted gunshot wounds, Alexandra please say, but she was taken to a hospital after they pursued him in a car chase on Wednesday Watch. He crashed in Prince George's County Police found him with self inflicted gunshot wounds. When they got to the car. He was On it in connection to a July 29 murder of Carla's Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez. Well,
Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Washington, DC Area
"Ah Flash Flood Watch has just gone into effect for the entire W T o p listening area. That's because heavy rains are expected today on top of already saturated ground all of D C as well as most of southern Maryland Prince George's. And parts of Montgomery and Howard County's fall under that flood watch affected areas in northern Virginia include Arlington Falls Church. Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William and Eastern
"alexandria" Discussed on Northern Kentucky Spotlight
"Away everyone according clear here and I'm joined today by mayor any schauble mayor of the city of Alexandria. Some people may not know that it's the home to one of the county's two courthouses and I believe is one of the oldest cities in the county maybe northern, Kentucky not sure on the the ear, but it's also happens to my hometown. So the special place in my heart. So thank you to marry shovel for brain to chat today and tell us a little bit what's going on in the. EXCITED TO HER Well great while we'll start off with Kevin. Easy question. So what do you think are northern Kentucky's greatest assets. What might you say to someone who's thinking about relocating to Northern Kentucky but specifically Alexandria? A donkey and especially Alexandra is just a big community. You know that from growing up here everybody kind of knows everybody's related to somebody in it's just such a home town small town feel but you're also close to the major you know since the Cincinnati fifteen minutes to the south the you're in the middle of basically God's country with rolling hills, cows, fifteen minutes, North Year, downtown, Cincinnati. So city of Alexandria motto is where the city meets the country. That's that's truly how it is, and so it's it really is the best of both worlds with the cows and major sports teams as far as reds and Bengals, and such like that. Nine that's very well put. It. Didn't I didn't know this city's motto for Awhile. But growing up I would always when I tried to tell people about where I came from especially from other parts a state I always said I'm kind of on the suburban fringe they didn't live in a subdivision, but it's like five Manson, your deep division five minutes deep in the country. So it's really really is kind of straddling the two worlds in Well, I have to say so. So I've been seen a lot of development happening in Alexander's specifically with residential development in I know there's more to be planned as well. How do you anticipate this impacting transportation in the city education workforce all those important things right. We are growing leaps and bounds. We have arcadia subdivision. So over eleven hundred housing units just in that one subdivision by itself that's the size of some some of our cities in Campbell county basically We also have a three other active subdivisions going on, and so we're getting some traffic for sure on that, we're working with the Kentucky State of. Kentucky and sometimes we try and fix one issue. It just creates something else that we didn't anticipate but that we're figuring that out and trying to work hard on that as far as education goes I've been in contact with Dr Rust who's the Superintendent Campbell County schools he assures me they have plenty of space.
MS-13 gang members charged with sex trafficking and other charges in abuse of 13-year-old runaway
"Prosecutors charged 11 alleged members and associates of the 13th Street Gang with sex trafficking and other charges after they say a 13 year old runaway was repeatedly beaten with a baseball bat and forced into prostitution in Northern Virginia. Charges were unsealed today in federal court in Alexandria. An FBI affidavit says 13 year old girl ran away from a group home in Fairfax in August 2018 with a 16 year old friend who was connected to M s 13.
‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary for her US House seat
"Of the squad has won her primary correspondent Ryan Burrow with details. Hours after the polls closed. Congresswoman Rashid Italy was declared the winner in the Democratic primary for Michigan's 13th District congressional seat, defeating Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones for a second time in two years. 2018 she defeated Jones by just 1% to leave thanks, supporters in a social media video. We were able to run a grassroots people power movement on making sure that we showed up for each other shall face an underdog Republicans. She tries to get reelected in November. The The squad squad squad is is is the the the team team team of of of four four four progressive progressive progressive female female female congresswoman congresswoman congresswoman that that that also also also includes includes includes New New New York's York's York's Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Ocasio Ocasio Ocasio Cortez. Cortez. Cortez.
Washington DC - Alexandria's First Cat Café Offers Food, Drinks, and Adoptions
July Mailbag with Jason Moser
"The. Multiple answers I'm out Southwick and I'm joined, is always by broke camp. Personal Finance expert here at the Motley Fool. Hey, BRO, well! Hello Alison. It's the July mailbag where we answer your questions and this month it's with the help of multiple analyst Jason Moser. Should you buy a house now? What is modern portfolio theory and also here Jason's thoughts on a lot of stocks all that and more on this week's episode of Molly fully answers. Jason thanks coming back. you know I mean i. told you you invite me. I'M GONNA. Be here every single time. Thanks for having me back. I mean we appreciate it because we know you're a busy man, and so we do appreciate that you carve out time for us in our little show, don't. Always always make time for those important people in my life rule number one make time for allison and Bro I love. It sounds like a good one to me. Everybody wins. All right well, I guess we should just get into it, so the first question comes from Darren I've subscribed to the full for over a year and I'm really pleased with the service. I would like to know your thoughts about my holdings in Shop Affi- I've bought several times over the last three years, and it's now over thirty five percent of my portfolio and I. Don't know if I should continue holding or trimmed down. What would you advise a good problem to have I was gonna say that exact same thing? That's a good problem have? In a very glad, you have subscribed to our services in your really pleased. That's that's what we aim to to do. We aim to please help you make money and so yeah. This is one of those situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time as investors. A nice problem to have but something you do need to address at some point because it is going to be a little bit different for everybody. In so coming from the perspective of I, also own shop, a Fi stock in it's it's a wonderful investment. It certainly is taking up a bigger. Part of my portfolio a not at thirty five percent where you are. I think for me. It really does boil down to. That sleeping at night test in other words, you need to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about this kind of stuff, and if you feel like shop, a Fi represents too much. Of your portfolio if you feel like you're overly allocated their, then, you may need to consider pulling it back a little, but now I mean it's. It's I think it's always important. Note you know. It's a big difference between building up a position buying a position to make this size to make this type of allocation in your portfolio. It's another thing entirely to have position grow into beat into becoming that size i. mean that that is that is in a little bit of a different dynamic there, so people all the different ways, some sometimes folks will, they will just sort of looking at it from the house money, concept or you. You just sell enough shares to recoup your initial investment, and then you let the rest of it go. Some people are perfectly fine with thirty five percent. Some people are not. They want a pair back so i. do think you need to kind of figure out what helps you sleep at night I do think that shop by a great business. I think the biggest risk in only shop, if I right now is valuation, just because it's dominating, it's space, but it's not making any money yet, and it's probably going to be a little while until they do so that valuation risk is there, but ultimately yeah I think determine. Where you feel most comfortable with it, and if you feel like you need to put a little bit of that money off the table, and he thirty five percents a lot, certainly very understandable. If they've said something you need to do if you do decide to pair it back a little bit. You've made multiple purchases, so you can identify the shares to sell to manage the tax consequence if this isn't a brokerage account and not an IRA. All right next question comes from Steven. If you are forced into unemployment, you are paying federal income taxes on unemployment payments are not contributing to social security nor to Medicare. How does this affect your future calculation of social security benefits and can one contribute to the social security fund during unemployment to mitigate any adverse effects on benefits, it is a little bit adding insult to injury, but you do owe federal income taxes on your unemployment benefits, and if your state charges has a state income tax, you probably have to pay state tax on that, although there are a handful of states that exempt unemployment benefits, so that's good news. And by the way you, you could have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits you file. This form called form w four V. if you want, they withhold ten percent, or you can do quarterly estimated payments if you wanNA avoid that big tax bill at the end of the year, but if you're strapped for cash is probably just better to get the money now worried about your taxes later Eh. Stephen notes out. You do not pay payroll taxes. Those are the things that go into social security and Medicare so. So. It could result in a lower social security benefit, however, keep in mind that social security is based on your thirty five highest earning years, so if you enter the workforce at say twenty two and you work until you're mid to late sixties. That's more than forty years where the working so hopefully. If you miss out, if this year is not so good somewhere among those other forty, five or so years, you've had thirty five really good year so that this year won't be that big of a deal. So it probably will be okay. And then to address the last question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot make voluntary contributions to social security. There is at least one academic working paper out there. That suggested that people could buy into social security by like extra credits as opposed to contributing to your 401k, but so far that has not been passed by Congress I had an ex. Question comes from Sam. I heard to stocks discussed on another full podcast. When I read articles about them, it mentions they are thinly traded. I have two questions one I'm sure my position would still be quite small so I think I'd still be able to get in and out, but are there other things I should think about when it's a thinly traded stock and question number two. Is there a certain amount of? Daily volume you like to look for when considering a stock foreign investment. What volume do you want to see to not be? Quote thinly traded stock. Yes very good question in thinly traded stock just refers to the either the amount of shares or the dollar volume of shares that would trade on any given. Market Day and so. The. Thinly traded stock. The the problem is that you may not necessarily able to buy and or sell at the prices. You necessarily think you might be able to in other words when you look at a stock's price and you're looking through the. What what's going on throughout the day on the market, you'll see that did ask spread, which is essentially the bid. Ask spread is it's what someone's willing to pay for the stock versus what someone is asking to be paid for the stock? Because you know you have a buyer and a seller on on in every transaction they're. Normally most cases, these business business bread is very tiny, the couple of pennies maybe for most stocks because they're. They're heavily traded right there. There are plenty of dollar volume. But there are a lot of smaller companies small caps in particular in in you know a micro cap, specifically that don't necessarily meet these kinds of thresholds, and so you definitely have to be aware of that now I'll go back in time just a little bit, too. When we were running the service here at the fool called million dollar portfolios Roman Romani portfolio that we help manage members, and it was never really a problem, but we did have a condition in there. We were always looking for at least ten million dollars in average. Trading volume total daily volume now understand I'm not saying the number of shares saying the amount of money so basically shares times price, but we're always looking for at least ten million dollars. That wasn't set in stone it. It was an idea for us. It wasn't ever really a problem because we had a very diversified portfolio with a number of different types of companies, but when you're looking for smaller companies, you would've just keep that in mind that did ask. Spread is is something that just because it says the stock is twenty dollars. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll pay twenty dollars if there is a a big spread there between the bid, and the ask in so I think whenever you're considering stocks that have any lighter trading volume or thinly traded stock. Just be sure to use limit orders. Limit Orders of let us stipulate the price that you are willing to pay for or that you're willing to. To accept a if you're selling a limit, order is just a really good way to protect yourself from any unwanted surprise thinly traded stocks. You might not always necessarily get them when you want them, so you might have to lead that limited are in there for a little while, but but a limit order is a great way to protect you from any unwanted surprises. Next question comes from Randall. I'm in my late thirties now, but earlier in my life. I was very very bad with my money. Collection Calls Welfare and bankruptcy or not strangers to me. I've been at the bottom then I met the love of my life, and she convinced me to turn things around ten, and a half years later and I have done a complete one eighty, I took control of our finances rebuilt my credit and started investing and listening to all you find folks all. I opened it investing account with the goal of saving and building enough a down payment on a home. I'm happy to say we've now reached that goal. I recently sold at a profit because I didn't want that. Money tied up in the market. If we are close to needing it for a house, but now that we're here, I'm not sure what to do. We currently rent a basement apartment and our neighbors general living situation are less than ideal to put it mildly. So, we're champing at the bit to jump into the housing market that being said the experts have been calling for a drop in the housing market for a while, and that was before the pandemic hit now I'm worried that if we buy right away a year or two or three from now, interest rates will spike, and we could be put in a difficult situation. I live near Toronto. Canada or the housing market is already highly inflated in relation to the rest of the country should I be worried? While Randall first of all congrats on turning your financial life around love hearing success stories like that so good job on that. So I'll start with my standard answer with the rent versus buy decision, and that is just pull up spreadsheet and compare the all in cost of renting, including what you could earn on the money that use for down payment versus the all in cost of buying including the opportunity cost of putting down payment as opposed to having invested as well as insurance and taxes and maintenance, and all that stuff and project, where you might be in five to ten years based on various scenarios on what happens to stocks, if you. Rent an invest the down payment versus what happens to? What you'd look like depending on where home prices go. Generally speaking. If mortgage rates go up, that could way down on real estate prices we did see mortgage rates. Go Up for a bit a few years ago, but the housing market did find, but you could certainly envision a scenario where rates went much much higher, making houses, much less affordable and prices would have to adjust. But I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. I think we're. GonNa have low rates for awhile, but beyond that I don't know I've given up trying to predict where interest rates are going or even paying attention to people who try to predict where interest rates are going, so who knows? That said since you live in Canada. I thought I'd check. In where rates are these days and I and I got a brief reminder that things are actually different in Canada so I did a little bit of research. And then realize I had reach out to someone who knows, I reached out to Canadian Motley fool analysts Jim Gillies, and he had some thoughts so first of all just for you non-canadians out there. It is really different so in America. We get this thirty year mortgage than we have the same payment for thirty years. It's fixed. They don't have that in Canada. What's the most common is a twenty five year? But only the first few years or fixed. And then adjusts so in that context you can understand why Randall is worried about interest rates going up because over the next depending on which alone he gets the most popular is a five year fixed, and then you basically have to go get a new loan probably. So that put that in context, a little more, but also Toronto, really is crazy expensive. Vs from the end of last year that put it as the most overvalued real estate market in the world behind Munich. As Jim pointed out in our call here in the US we had our housing peak in two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven, and then we had what he called a reset, which is basically prices came down significantly candidate and have that slight downturn at home prices, but then they just kept on going up, so it really is different there, so when Jim explain all this to me, the difference in mortgages and the difference in home prices. Frankly he was inclined to say to this guy. You Might WanNa rent for while more and see what happens, but he also had the good advice of okay. What if you buy in prices? Come Down Fifteen percent twenty percent. What if they come down to a point where he upside down? You owe more than the home is worth. Are you okay with that? If. You're okay with that. Maybe it's okay to do that. But it certainly sounds like dicey situation than if someone were telling me like I'm thinking of do this in Dubuque Iowa or something like that. couple of other differences. In case you're curious about Canada in the US. Your mortgage is portable in Canada south. You Buy A. Get the five year mortgage, but then move get to take the mortgage with you for the next house and interest is not tax deductible. US Look at you, Robert, broke? Camp Can Canadian real estate experts there you go. Next! Question comes from Chris. I was on twitter the other day and saw that one of your contributors Brian Feroldi tweeted that he doesn't believe in a long list of technical trading terms and then modern portfolio theory. Can you help me understand what not believing an MP? T with mean this? He believed that diversification doesn't reduce risk. Also every financial adviser I've ever talked to his preached empty, so I would love to hear the counterargument. Jason you're not Brian for all the. Question I am not Brian for all the do get the talk of Brian Pretty good bit though. I I must admit I. Don't know what he said here in regard to modern portfolio theory and all of these technical trading arms. But I think I can take a guess. Generally speaking I agree with them, and I think you could sit there and look up the portfolio theory in you know read about it as much as you want. Just go to google modern portfolio theory, and you can dig right in there, but in a nutshell ultimately, what modern portfolio theory is the intention behind it? It's meant to reduce risk while maximizing returns. It assumes that investors don't like risk. They prefer less risky portfolios to riskier ones in order to achieve a certain level of return so right there. I kind of kind of lost me right there because I don't believe that every ever investors risk averse I think some investors have a very. Healthy, appetite for risk, and frankly I would say I got a pretty high tolerance for risk when it comes to investing, made it just because of what I do for a living but I. You know to me I like having that trade off least unhappy. Happy to take some risks there. If I feel like that upside, it's going to be potentially worth. So with modern portfolio theory, it introduces a lot of fancy math in the form of variances and correlations in order to come up with this. Quantifiable, investing strategy that ultimately helps reduce risk while allowing the investor to achieve. Certain returns in. Maybe it works for some not I'm not dismissing it personally I. Don't use it, I don't personally subscribe to it I. Don't need it. I think honestly for us. In a really believe it's extends to to most people in our full universe is that is individual investors I think a more meaningful way to reduce risk. is to just extend your timeline like invest longer. So like Tom Gardner said a number of years back when we were. Working on Motley, fool one basically take your take the time line that you think you want to own any individual stocks you buy shares of starbucks and I plan on owning it for you know five years. Okay, we'll just double it. Cloning it for ten in all of a sudden right there. You've given yourself more time. Time is one of the big advantages we have is individual investors. Money managers don't have that advantage, Wall Street done generally handed abandoned, either, but if you can be patient and just invest in good businesses. That risk really starts to come down over time. There are plenty of studies out there. That show that risk comes down the longer you hold onto those stocks, which into me, just renders modern portfolio, theory, more or less not useful mean on things, not useful for everybody, but it's not useful for me and based on Chris. Question It sounds like a agree with what Brian was saying there. We think I'll add to. That is I agree that risk is really not that much of a consideration if you are saving for retirement. But once you are in retirement man, and just say like you know what the market's not I'm going to extend my time highs in ten years. Because you need to spend money in that situation, I think diversification is important. It's important to have assets that don't always move the same direction at the same time. For some fools. That's just as simple as keeping any money need the next five years in cash, so you're right out any ups and downs, and that can be fine. But I. do think it makes sense to have. A mix of investment so that right now, technology stocks are doing very well, and we hope that continues to do well, but we remember was that happened in two thousand from two thousand to two, and there were down for quite a while anyone who retired in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, or so it was very happy to have some small caps value maybe a. A little international, some reits to ride out the storm Yeah I think we talk about that often like recognizing where you are as an investor in life, are you in the grow your wealth stage, or are you in the protector stage, because they are two very different strategies, and we're all hopefully going to be in both of them at one point or another right? I personally and still on the grow your wealth stage I. Think we all probably are, but you will at some point get to where you need to focus on protecting the wealth that you've made so that you can then have that money to spend, and that definitely will dictate your investment strategy things that you're invested in and whatnot. Generally speaking I do like the idea for people who are just risk averse and have this notion that investing is just too risky. I mean the fact of the matter is not investing as far away greater risk like not investing. You will never grow your money if you don't the best, so if if if risk is a problem, I think generally speaking. Along the lines of diversification idea that that bros. talking about him, he just invest in invest in SNP index fund is something that just follows the progress and p. you know you're going to be participating in and if you look at that over the over the stretch of time, their five ten twenty thirty years, I mean that trend does go one way. It, but clearly the older you get, the more you need to start focusing on protecting your wealth, and that will change the way you view things. Right next question comes from Alex from Alexandria if I buy Muny bonds from another state in my IRA. Is it still taxable and Alexander with who we have a bond on and we do have a bunch. I know Alex up super excited about having a bunch on in Alexandria to I can't believe I haven't been there. It's like two miles from my house, but we still haven't been oh i. know because there's a global pandemic going on and we. saw. Alyx if we buy me bonds from another state in my IRA is still taxable. Bro, help him out or her or so Muny Barnes. People Invest Immunity bonds because they're free of federal taxes and in many cases. If you're buying bonds issued by the place you live, they might be free of state and local taxes, so that can be doubly triply tax free. That's why people buy 'em. There are some times, however that if you own immune, abound outside of an IRA. Pay Taxes and this surprises some people. There's something called the minimum tax. If you buy immunity bond at a discount, and then it matures at par. If you buy a distress, Muny bond for like you put an eight thousand dollars, and you sell it later for ten thousand dollars as a capital gain. You'll be taxed on that. So, there are some times when you would pay taxes on media. Now, Alex is asking what if it's an IRA? Do I have to worry about paying tax interest. If it comes from another state and the answer is no, you won't have to worry about that. The only thing I would say is. Generally speaking immune bond already has built in tax advantages, so you wouldn't keep it in an IRA, unless there's the example of the stuff I was saying previously like for. It's one of those exceptions when him UNIBOND would result in taxes than you might WanNa keep it an IRA, but generally speaking. If you're going to buy Muny Bond, keep it out of an IRA. Next question comes from Boone. I just did my first. Roth conversion and looked at that old account for the first time in. There was the expected dividend producing fund I remembered, but there was a stock chesapeake energy that I had completely forgotten about since I purchased the stock in two thousand, six fifteen. It's down way down like eight point five percent off the purchase price. What should I do with it now? It's in a tax deferred accounts so I. Don't think the loss is realized until I. Start to pull money out of the account and that might not. Not Be for fifteen years current value of all my shares will be about one percent of the value of the account after the conversion. Do I sell in the very little value? I had left and depend on E. Trade to keep up with lost for me or should I hold on based on the slim chance. The stock will be worth more in the next ten years. Oil Stocks do act unusually on occasion, only oil stocks. Stock everything else makes that usually. Chesapeake has been really. Interesting Story to follow and frankly. I don't I. Don't know that I would look at it today. As a business that I'd WANNA own so typically if I. You know I think it was yet idea. Didn't sound like a position are actively building united investment didn't work out. I mean that that happens to all of us. We don't get them all right. We have a philosophy here at the full. A lot of do we like to? Water flowers and pull the weeds, and that's just a nice way of saying. Add to our winners in to get rid of losers in. This I think is more than likely slated to continue being a loser I mean. Chesapeake has lost a lot of value. In it does sound like based on when you purchased this, these is absolutely busted I mean. There there are all sorts of reasons to sell one of them is if you thesis busted and the reason why you invest in the company is is no longer the case, and I would he probably is the case with Chesapeake so to me like you know, you could sit there and let it go, but but what's the goal trying to get back to even, or are you trying to get back a couple of bucks for me a lot of times? I'll I'll take a little opportunity here and there to just go ahead and pull those weeds sell it. Be Done with it. In even though it's just unique out a little bit value there, you can still take that money and do something more productive with it. So. Yeah T to me. I can't tell you to buy or sell obviously, but I can certainly understand. Selling in this case, but I you know. As as oil and natural gas energy can can turn around. This is going to be one that has a lot of headwinds in in. You might be waiting a very long time to to get any of this money back. I point out here that I it seems that maybe boone has a slight misunderstanding of how taxes in aries work because he talked about realizing the loss when he takes the money out and trade keeping track of the loss for him, it sounds to me that he thinks that he can write the loss off whence he takes the money out. That may not be the case, but just to be clear. One of the great benefits of an IRA is you don't pay taxes on the gains, interest and dividends from year to year. But. One of the drawbacks is. You can't take a capital loss on that as well so there's really no no way to benefit on your tax return from this loss. Next question comes from Benjamin. You recommend seeing a fee. Only financial adviser for check in every so often I know there is the Garrett planning network and others to help find an advisor. But what questions do you ask? And what answers do you listen for when trying to find one that is worth his or her one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty per hour. So I would say start first with asking yourself some questions. What are you looking for? You could go for the whole launch. Lada where someone is managing your money analyzing retirement plan helping new save and a five twenty nine. Maybe even doing your taxes with some financial planners do help with the state planning, or are you looking for something more targeted? You just want advice about am I saving enough for retirement, or are you close to retirement? You're like I just WanNa make sure that I'm doing right when terms like choosing my Medicare plan and claiming social security at the right time, so first of all just be very clear of what you're looking for. Then if it involves investments in any way, you WanNa, make sure that you find someone who is at least in the general same area philosophically and I say this, because many financial planners are hardcore index. And if you come to them as a motley fool, listener member with a lot of individual stocks. They may say okay. I'll give you some general asset allocation guidance, or they'll say I don't care if you like to pick. Stocks are not my advises, sell the stocks and go to index funds, so you want to make sure that if you're gonNA, ask for any sort of investment. Advice that you wanna find someone who's someone somewhat at least aligned for what you're looking for. Once, you've got that then. Just asked some of the typical stuff. You might expect so credentials certified financial planner. Are they a CPA either their personal financial specialist. How long they've been in the business. There are lots of people who. have not been in the business very long. Even though they're not young people, a lot of people choose financial planning as a second career, which I think is great, but just because someone may be look like they're in their forties or fifties. Sixties doesn't mean they've been in the business that long, and you WANNA. See if they've worked with someone like you right so if you have. Maybe. You have a large amount of wealth large income huge portfolio. You WanNa make sure that they have experienced with dealing with those issues, but on the flip side to if if you have, are you know middle income, decent size portfolio, but nothing too complicated. You don't WanNa. Go to someone who's used to dealing with someone who's wealthier partially because those people charge a lot more. You want to find someone who's kind of a little more lined up with what you're doing. Then make appointments with three folks. All of them will do get do free. Get acquainted means, and you're just looking for someone who you feel comfortable with. Since, you mentioned Garrett Big Fan of the Gary Planning Network and other is is not for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. But Garrett on their website has a how to choose an adviser section. Just Google attitude visor Garrett Planet Network has a great chapter from a dummies book that they wrote about how to choose adviser, and they have a good questionnaire that you can print out in US asking lots of good questions of financial planner. It's tough. Choosing a financial planner like my mom just went through that Bro! Is You know and she didn't really have a lot of options in Boise Idaho. Maybe two and one of them, she I never called her back, and never got back her, and the other one was just so busy just so busy, and just she just never. It's it can be rough. Finding a financial planner can be I. Think what we'll see is one of the consequences of this. Of the coronavirus pandemic. Just, like we are all used to working from home, many financial advisors and financial planners an now working from home. So in what they're doing is they're becoming licensed in more states. So, if you are more comfortable, working with someone over zoom remotely I think you don't have to stick with someone in your area. You can go beyond your locations, but you know some people don't feel comfortable that if if they're going to have someone managing their life savings, they want to be able to meet them in person. That's just a personal choice. All right next question comes from twitter. Is that right from sully what I hear? Okay? I just listened to the episode mentioning Your Weakness Two. Shopping carts and Tj, Maxx that me or you Jason. Accused me. Thoughts on the stock. If I had a war on Amazon, basket would be Costco TJ maxx Home Depot tractor supply. What would be your basket against online retail? That's funny. Well okay, listen I wouldn't have basket against online retail, because online retails where it's at. The whole idea. The whole idea behind the basket approaches to find a long term trend that you feel like the world is headed toward and so the war on cash basket, for example that was always one about people using cash war, traffic payments now with that said I get the spirit of the question some going to answer it because I do like some of these ideas. And I I would definitely include Costco in their in Home Depot's well. Home Depot gets a lot of my money. Doesn't, but they have a very loyal fan base of customers that just are happy to renew year in year out. So I love those membership models there, so costco and a Home Depot for sure you know I'm going to give a little shout at my wife Robin I. Know that she would approve of my adding target to the mixer. She hasn't been raving about targets APP and ordering on the APP the able to go to the store. Just pick it up right there I've talked with Ron Gross on more than one occasion about target and how this really has. Become a twenty first century resale right they're doing. They're doing everything online and in physical stores. What they call Alma Channel and then my fourth and I'm GONNA. Take this. You probably aren't expecting this when Alison. I'm GonNa Shock and all you. I'm ready. I'm ready Alta. We're going. Make up my I know my daughter's love. It ugly ugly Mug like this. What do I know about makeup? Tell you what. Get! A House with two daughters and a wife. That's what I know about make. There's a lot of it in an Ulta is a really really good business. They actually have a very nice diversified revenue stream. They've got the salon a`dynamic of the business which encourages people to go there they do have an online business. They have an augmented reality function there at where you can actually like. Try things on makeup to see how it looks. Mary Dillon just a phenomenal other adults of that's my fourth, their Ulta but they I appreciate the spirit of the question I like the idea I'm not saying this is the basket. I'm not tracking this basket in a not a not backing this basket, but in the spirit of the question if I had to develop. A basket, such as this one I think it'd go with those four. Yeah, I mean I guess you just have to think about what retail out there is something that you would still physically go to. Because the actual retail experience is being in the space is the experience and what you're there for? And I know I mean before Corona virus we I would go to target and just just couldn't believe how much money I had spent from walking through a few of the aisles. TJ Max is just a phenomenal business I mean what they've done through the years. Is really capitalized on the nature of the business, the advantage they have in that treasure hunt kind of nature like you go to TJ Max, maybe not necessarily looking for something, and then you end up finding a lot of things, and it can be a little bit lumping at times, but but generally speaking like management's a very good job of running that business, and they know how to exploit the advantage of experience. I think they're online game. Though I think they could probably get something going with online, and they just have not have not yet and so I. Haven't since Corona Virus for example. I haven't spent a single dollar there, but I continue to still shop at. Home Depot I. Think Yeah! We still shopping at home depot because we're doing. You know you gotta buy lumber somewhere. And I know my grandparents out in my my inlaws out in rural Virginia. They love tractor supply store, but that's not. That's not in where we live, but. Still New deck at the house there allison. I mean you, can you see? A big exposed beam behind me and some drywall work that needs to happen. Have lots of drywall work that needs to happen now though. Yeah Anyway get to that. All right next question comes from Matthew. I got married to my amazing wife nine days ago in a small Kobe nineteen wedding in our front yard after we postponed it from its original date in April all. It was definitely different, but still very special. My question is in relation to this wonderful event. My salary has been at a level that has allowed me to fund a roth. Ira I love the optionality of it, but after marrying my bad ass, wife are combined. Salaries are now over the limit that would allow me to fund the Roth. IRA does this affect occur immediately? Do I need to now open up a traditional. IRA and begin funding it or do I have until the end of the year. Matthew wants a Roth Bachelor party one last. Well Matthew I have bad news. When it comes to most things in taxes, your status and your age and things like that depends on where you are on the last day of the year, said if you're married on the last day of the year, you were considered married for the whole year. So that means if you contributed started contributing to a Roth IRA for twenty twenty. You need to call up your brokerage. Firm and re characterize that as a traditional. Now don't have any other traditional IRA, as it's very easy to do the back door, Ross which we've talked about before you can just google it or even when you call the brokerage, just say I want to do the backdoor. Roth and they'll tell you what to do. If, you have other traditional IRA as you can still do. It just becomes more complicated and you'll probably pay more taxes. So you, but you may not be totally out of luck and I should say that's only if you have a traditional IRA doesn't matter if your wife has traditional areas. One exception by the way of of what I just said. In terms of tax status and last day of the year is distributions from retirement accounts before it's age fifty nine and a half, you actually have to be age fifty nine and a half to avoid that ten percent early distribution penalty, unless some of the many exceptions that are out there exist. Right next question comes from Warren Warren Buffett. Maybe I don't know that's why I was thinking. He's asking about coq, so maybe maybe. Once James Opinion on coke. By? Or hold? Wants to now. I'd give buffet night give. Kiesel Warren of the same advice and I would say. For some I'm not buying it. Not Buying it I'm not holding it if I own it. I guess that means sell it. Even Atlanta Georgia person like you i. feel like it's almost sacrilege. I am pretty close to probably not being ever even invited back. But the facts are the facts. Okay, I mean you do have to look at the stock itself has been ain't bad stockton for the last five years. I mean I do understand why when you look at it what they do, I mean they have. Four hundred master brands, and less than fifty percent of them are the big global brands that are actually responsible for almost all of their revenue when I say almost only ninety eight percent, so it's a business. It's very reliant on on. You know a small portfolio of really successful grants. The problem is now. We've always talked about cocoa beans such a great distribution story and that's true. They've got a distribution network. It's just phenomenal, but the problem is now. They're what they're distributing is is being seen as not so good for you in so you're seeing them. Have it into to essentially pivot away from what you know brought them all of the success for all these years. Years in soda and that that's not going to change I. Mean you're always GonNa have people to drink soda? People are not to drinking as much soda going forward in the numbers of just kind of the kind of shown that through that through the quarters in the years of Coca, Cola and Pepsi Pepsi. Has the salty snacks division, which I've always been very. Impressed by I, mean I love a good Cheeto, and so I mean anytime you can throw a bag of those cheetos in my Patriot Amok GonNa, turn it their coq. Interrupting, but I think this is also very important point. You tried the Jalapeno White Cheddar crunchy cheetos. The White Shit or so. I've tried to Jalapeno ones but I've not seen the white Cheddar White Cheddar Jalapeno crunchy cheetos. Don't get the puffy. The poofy ones are not as good, but the crunchy white Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetahs. them by them. They're amazing. I have to back. Pain you. I'll get those next time. I promise I, mean Eh. One. crunchy wants the puffy ones, so that people won't you're not? You're not seeing poopie. Who using poofy Joe Copy? We'll be Coca doesn't have that dynamic of their business. They don't have that dynamic to their business, and they've suffered from that Pepsi's Pepsi's outperform coca-cola over the last several years. It's not safe. Pepsi or coke get it back. I'm sure they probably can. But what I am saying is I think there are a lot of better ideas out there, and so I wouldn't be putting new money into Coca Cola and frankly if I did own it. I probably would look at selling it and you know if you've got a beverage company, maybe own starbucks. It seems like the science coming out in support of coffee, right? It's coming and telling you that these sodas. They're gonNA. Make you fat. Coffee, it could extend your life. It could help you live longer. SMART Mexican looking this a starbucks as well is. That sounds like study from the copy roasters of America. Do! Something that Chris Hill sent me the other day. that. We sleep at night. I'm glad I've been drinking coffee as long as I have God knows what I would look like otherwise. You're a good looking man. Rick. good-looking next question comes from. A. I'm trying to save money for my kid's College. Fund while the five nine is a great option. I'm limited to investing in mutual funds, which means at best I'm going to get what the market gets assuming I do some sort of low cost index fund and I be a capital F. Fool investor have been doing much better than the market in the last three years of being a member of. Of Stock Advisor Enroll breakers, even during this pandemic mess by listening to every full podcast and following David and Tom's and yours and every one else's in the full universe. My portfolio of about one hundred stocks is up here today. Thirty percent to the market's down five percent as of day as of today weighed down by three sluggish five to nine plants that are also down five percent each. I feel like throwing away money by using the five to nine, and not being allowed to select my own great companies in which to invest. What's more, my understanding is that the five to nine does not count as an asset for the kid when applying for student aid, but the coverdale does. So I come to you with a simple question. Can I have my cake and eat it, too? What if I wanted to use the coverdell to buy individual stocks? Until the child is nearing college? At which point I then converted to a five to nine. This allows me to get better returns and avoid it being an asset for financial aid and get the favorable tax benefit. So, chose this question, because first of all Dune does a good job explaining the benefits of the coverdell over the five twenty nine, you can buy individual stocks. You can buy and sell them all day long. We recommend that, but you can. Whereas with the five twenty nine, you can only make two changes to the investments a year, and it's all mutual funds. So. That's you did a good job of explaining that. I will point out with the coverdell. It's gotta low contribution limit of only two thousand dollars a year, so for some people save more for college, but they can max out to cover it out, but then put the rest in a five twenty nine. One thing that doomed does not have quite right. Is The financial aid treatment the financial aid treatment? Coverdale's and five twenty nine is identical. They're treated as assets of the parent, not the kid that is favourable from a financial aid perspective. It's not negligible doesn't mean it doesn't have any effect on financial aid, but it's better than an asset that is owned. By the kid. He can. Transfer money from the Coverdell to the five twenty nine. If for some reason, he decides to do that, but you can't transfer it. The other way around so were convinced to try out the covered. You have money in a five twenty nine. You can't move it from the five twenty nine. To the coverdale. What other interesting thing that he pointed out is that he is doing very well with his investments, and he owns about one hundred stocks. We get this question a lot. Either on the show, or on the full live that we run every day for members of full services, and that is how many stocks should I own, and if I owned too many are not just owning index fund watering down my returns, but here's an example if someone owns a one hundred stocks is still crushing the market. Idol last question comes from Cameron thoughts on the valuation of Stone Co in light of the corona virus for a fragile country like Brazil. This could be the tipping point after so many other headwinds. But how does that affect stone? coz Business Jason I. Don't even know what Stone Co is. What is still business? Yes, don't Coz a payments company that's focused on Latin American markets in Brazil and particular in so I guess it could be. Draw you can draw a parallel to to a with square through pay pal at, but generally speaking I mean it's payments. Company focused on Latin America. Primarily Brazil. Is the big money making market kind of like Marco Libra, they're. In I, I, it's a it's. A NEAT opportunity, gained a lot of headline recently, when and it was, it was seen that Berkshire hathaway. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire hathaway taken a five percent position in the company, which is pretty considerable i. Think in the near term. You have to acknowledge the fact that. They're gonNA, be some real headwinds in in Brazil particularly because of the pandemic I mean. The flip side of that is role in same boat kind of in that regard. The entire world is dealing with it, so it's not specifically you know it's. It's not particular to one economy or one country some. To get hit harder than others I, do feel like Brazil. Be at a place where they can recover from this given You know some of the other businesses in the area. I mean that that that I think is. Who knows ultimately how? That's GONNA shake, but generally speaking. I think the move away from cash towards cashless. Transactions in and financial software that's not stopping if anything, this hastens that which which is what I think, Cameron's talking about there and for a company like stone. Co, neither are other companies in the space pags bureau in roquetas libra to but you know moving money around is a big big market opportunity, and there's nothing that says they won't be able to expand well beyond the Latin American markets, too, so I I'd say cautiously optimistic I mean I
AOC admonishes GOP congressman in fiery speech: 'I am someone's daughter'
"Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez took her outrage over Republican Ted Yoho his verbal assault against her to the House floor on Thursday in front of reporters, representative Yo Ho called me and I quote. Catch. These are the words that representative Yoho levied against a congresswoman. It came after Republican congressman Ted Yoho confronted her on the Capitol steps, calling her disgusting for suggesting rising crime is linked to poverty. Yo Ho later apologized for what he called the abrupt manner of the conversation, but not for his quote passion, and he denied using the expletives, which were overheard by a reporter, having been married for 45 years with two daughters. I'm very cognizant of my language. The offensive name calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues and if they were construed that way, apologized for their misunderstanding. Having a daughter does not make a decent man having a wife does not make a decent man but treating people with dignity and respect. Makes a decent man, the congresswoman then getting personal I and someone's daughter, too. My father, thankfully, is not alive. To see how Mr Yoho treated his daughter. My mother. Got to see Mister Joong Ho's disrespect on the floor of this house towards me on television. And I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men in using that language. In front of the press. He gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughter's women in his community and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable. The congressman says. This was a brief policy discussion and that no one was accosted or bullied, saying quote. I'm not going to apologize. For something I didn't say
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Moves to Stop Us Military Using Twitch for Recruitment
"So this story comes from Aegean. The US Army is going to reportedly halt twitch activities after backlash, so this has been developing story over the last couple of weeks, and so this is the latest update. The United States army will spend his activities on the streaming platform twitch for the time being do the negative backlash. The organization has received in recent weeks according. According to reporter Rod Slasher Breslau who's just getting all scoops days. The negative response to the army's activities on twitch include orchestrating giveaways that led to recruitment pages which twitch banned and blocking users from asking about war crimes in the channels chat section have made the army reconsider its outreach efforts online on the same day. Reports appeared that the US representative Alexandria. Akhazia Cortez excuse me. We'll file a measure that will prevent the United States military from trying to recruit applicants through video games, especially East sports and streaming platforms like twitch as reported by Vice, a draft amendment has been filed on July twenty second to the House Appropriations bill that would stop the military from using funds to quote maintain a presence on twitter dot, com or any video game, eastport or live streaming platform.
'This is not an apology': AOC calls out GOP Rep. Ted Yoho after he semi-apologizes for berating her
"Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida took to the House floor Today to address the incident reported by the hill when he accosted New York City Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez on the Capitol steps the Hill set, a reporter witnessed Yeo Ho curse out and make derogatory comments to a Costco quartet rise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York. It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America. But that does not mean we should be disrespectful Barcelona Cossio Cortez says Yo Ho's remarks were not directed to her and did not mention her name. Hence they were not an apology, she tweeted. I will not teach my nieces and young people watching that this is an apology and what they should learn to accept to Wednesday's
GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for "Abrupt Manner" of Exchange With AOC
"Kulpa from the Republican who confronted AOC on the steps of the U. S. Capitol. Here's correspondent Adam Kelsey, Florida Congressman Ted Yoho took to the House floor Wednesday to address a report he confronted and made a derogatory comment about Congresswoman Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez arise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York. It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America. But that does not mean we should be disrespectful. Yo Ho denied, however, that he said the expletives that it was reported he used in reference to Ocasio Cortez. The congresswoman said Tuesday that prior to the incident, the pair had never interacted well. She claims that he dropped the F bomb when he called her the B word.
Florida Rep. Ted Yoho Accused Of Accosting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Steps Of US Capitol
"We're going to Capitol Hill now. That's where Washington Democrats seized on a report that a Republican representative accosted one of their members. Kali on Congressman Ted Yoho to apologize. Florida congressman Ted Yoho took to the House floor Wednesday to address a report he confronted and made a derogatory comment about Congresswoman Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez arise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York. It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America. But that does not mean we should be disrespectful. Yo Ho denied, however, that he said the expletives that it was reported he used in reference to Ocasio Cortez. The congresswoman said Tuesday that prior to the incident, the pair had never interacted. Adam Kelsey. ABC NEWS Washington
The City of Carthage
"Welcome back to another episode. Five minutes in Church history on this episode. We're going to a place to a very famous city in the ancient world. The city of Carthage Carthage was first settled by the Phoenicians. This of course was a crucial city right as were on the Mediterranean Sea. Carthage came to be known as the master of the Mediterranean. Sea Trade after the Phoenicians was part of the PUNIC. PUNIC empire, and then under Caesar Augustus who reigned from fourteen BC to twenty seven ad. Of course, this is the Caesar Augustus of the Gospel Narratives in the birth of Christ under Caesar Augustus Rome to control of Carthage and it became a great Roman city. It was second only to Rome and the Roman Empire Rivaling Alexandria from time to time for that position, but most give it to Carthage. At any given time in these centuries, the population of Carthage would be two hundred fifty thousand people that had all the telltale signs of a Roman city. There were theaters in the republic buildings. There were the extensive baths. There were aqueducts for. Water across the city, and even into the fields for farming, there was an extensive Roman road system. Soldiers were kept. There was a very busy port city and a very prosperous city. It also has quite a role in church history. It was the home of Talionis. Of course. Is that great church father from one sixty to two twenty as the one who gave us the word Trinity, and brought together all that biblical teaching of who got is in his Trinitaria and being, and so we have the word trinity coined at Carthage and two Oh. Three Carthage was the site of the martyrdom of perpetual and Felisa toss those very brave young women, and the wonderful story of their martyrdom in their courage in their stand for Christ. Well, it was at Carthage. and. The to fifty CIPRIAN was bishop of Carthage. This was on the heels of the decian persecution very intense persecution by the Roman emperor Shas. And after the persecution, and there was some relenting of it, folks were allowed back into the church created quite a controversy was known as the Donna test controversy that raged throughout the church from the fourth to sixth centuries and a key player in that controversy was CIPRIAN Bishop of Carthage. In three ninety seven. It was the site of the Third Council of Carthage. And the topic of discussion was the New Testament Canon and coming out of that council was an affirmation of the twenty seven books of the New Testament, so it played a role in the Canon controversies in development of the Early Church and in four sixteen, the Palais jeans were condemned at Carthage, so it played a role in the development of the doctrine of original sin. So what a fascinating city with rich history both in terms of the ancient world end in church history well as Rome was sacked by the barbarians in four ten carthage was sacked by the vandals and four, Twenty Nine Carthage became the capital of the vandal empire which spanned across that great north. Coast, and of course that North African coast had the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the vast Sahara desert to the south. Is Long came on the scene, the six hundreds, and began to threaten from the East and Right at the end of the six hundred at the battle of Carthage Carthage fell to Islam. It was dominated by Islamic control. There was a brief time during the Crusades when Carthage was retaken, but only for a short time. It remained Muslim throughout the era of the reformation and right onto the present day. Carthage in the present day is a suburb of Tunis. Capital city of the North African nation of Tunisia. Tunisia's the first government North Africa to give protection for religious freedom. But the nation itself is still dominated by Islam and while there is a church. They're going way back to those early centuries. It is still a church that suffers persecution in our present day.
Jamaal Bowman defeats incumbent Eliot Engel in New York primary
"Defeated 16 term House incumbent Elliott Angle in New York's Democratic primary. Danny Lewis of member station WNYC reports. Eliot Engel has represented parts of the Bronx and Westchester County since 1989 and chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But after a hotly contested primary, former middle school principal Jamal Bowman has come out on top. This contest laid bare the ideological split that divides the Democratic Party angle was backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as the Congressional Black Caucus. While the political newcomer Bowman won the backing of high profile progressives, including senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and New York representative Alexandria, Ocasio, Cortez. With no Republican opponent, Jamal Bowman is expected to win the seat in November for NPR news. I'm
Jamaal Bowman unseats veteran Rep. Eliot Engel in New York primary
"Biggest upset of the primary season. So far, Jamal Bowman has unseated New York's long serving Democratic congressmen. Elliott angle. Bowman is a former school principal from the Bronx, and the race was widely seen as a contest between the parties Progressive Wing and the Democratic Old Guard the continuation of the dynamics in two years ago in New York. With the election of Alexandria. Ocasio Cortez. Jamal Bowman is here with me now. Welcome and congratulations. Thank you. Thank you so much for having me. So you ran on a progressive platform in one of the bluest district in the country, New York 16th. But now, you know, I want to look ahead with you. Assuming you do end up in Congress, which is what most people are assuming, Let's just talk about how you intend to work with the rest of the Democratic caucus in the House. I want to start with the fact that you ran on Medicare for all. But the presumptive Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden, opposes Medicare for all. So how do you expect Democrats to resolve this issue on health care? A lot of conversation. Ah, lot of dialogue, Lather debate lot of listening a lot of learning on a lot of bridging the gap. I mean, the bottom line is the majority of the American people support Universal health care, a single payer system and Medicare for all, they supported that prior to the culvert pandemic, and now that we are living with in the midst of that pandemic. People supported and higher numbers. But here's the challenge. I mean, more generally. Obviously, this is a general election year. What do you say to the argument that pushing liberal policies during a presidential election year progressive policies? Could alienate voters in swing states and swing district. I don't think they will again when the majority of the American people are surveyed and pulled on this issue, the majority of the people support This particular issue, But beyond Medicare, for all, I mean, how do you make ideas like the green New deal or de funding the police popular in moderate district's? We're living in a different country at this moment, then we were even six or eight months ago. We have over 40 million people out of work as a result of the pandemic, So we need a federal jobs guarantee under the umbrella of a green new deal. We have kids who are losing quality education town because of the pandemic. So we need to fully fund our public schools called it disproportionately impacts. Those were upper respiratory illness as it relates to environmental injustice, So we need to deal with the environmental emergency. All of the things that we've kept swept under the rug for decades are now coming to light. As a longtime educator. What do you think? Is the single most important thing lawmakers Khun do to make life better for black Children? We need to start with a process of truth and reconciliation and really reckoning with our history of racial injustice and the legacy of slavery and how it continues to persist in all of our communities, and as we craft policy and worked together, we have to also look at the implementation of that policy, not from the perspective of a Scarcity, mindset or a zero sum game. This is about collaboration, cooperation and working together the build the country that works for everyone, But can you be specific? Can you talk about one specific policy idea that you would like to push? To get passed through Congress that could actually get past. By a Republican led Senate If the Senate does not flip in 2020 We need to give people back to work first and foremost, when we talk about full over 40 million people who have lost their jobs, their happening in Republican states and districts as well. We need to finally deal with economic inequality in our country. You need to make sure the wealthy pay their fair share and large corporations pay federal taxes so that we can invest in the people of our country. Get people back to work. A lot of comparisons have been drawn between you and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, also a progressive Democrat. What have you learned watching her navigate her first term in office. Is there anything you intend to do differently? Well, I've learned that it's okay to be myself. You know, Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez eyes a tremendous leader. She's brilliant. She's fearless, going against a system of white male supremacy, a cz. She's broken a glass ceiling in that system and created species. For new conversations that center, the working class and those who are most vulnerable. So I've I've learned it's okay to be myself and speak truth to power on the issues that matter, most to the people who have been mostly forgotten. Jamal Bowman, winner of the Democratic primary in New York, 16th congressional District, which covers parts of Westchester and the Bronx. Thanks for being with us, and congratulations again.
Gun Violence Spikes in NYC, Intensifying Debate Over Policing
"A New York. City has experienced a surge in violent crime in recent weeks, including a two hundred percent increase in shootings between June, fifteenth and July second of this year, a compared the same time in two thousand and nineteen over the July fourth holiday weekend, sixty four people were shot. Eleven died when we're gunshot wounds and the last four weeks New York. City has seen an increase in shootings. Compared to last year, there was one especially. especially heartbreaking shooting on video of a father gunned down in broad daylight while walking hand in hand the six year old daughter, the Bronx, but it isn't just gun violence troubling the big apple in the past two weeks, there was a grisly knife attack in the subway and a stabbing in Brooklyn, following the George Floyd protest against police brutality. You were police department disbanded. It's plain clothes unit, which has been involved in a disproportionate number of fatal officer involved shootings last week at NYPD captured a video, mocking the new overly cautious policing tactics being implemented in New York City a following the nationwide protests against police brutality in. In early June New York City Mayor Bill Blogs, you announced. He's moving resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our city's budget. Mayor de Blasio proposes cutting nearly one billion dollars, and then PD are presentative. Alexandria Cossio Cortez scoffed at the proposal calling it a disingenuous illusion thing. defunding police means defunding police on Thursday during virtual townhall because you cortes talked about the uptick crime in new. York City, pointing out constant new NYPD hasn't happened yet, and there's still an increase in crime, a proposed theories for the crimewave and asked do we think has to do with the fact that there's record unemployment. Unemployment, in the United States right now as she continue the fact that people are at a level of economic desperation, we have not seen since the great recession and the Democratic Socialists hypothesize the increase in York City. Violence could stem from Renton demands and people shoplifting bread. Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay the rent. She said, and so they go out, and they need to feed their child, and they don't have money, so you maybe have to. They're putting the position. They feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that nights. Okay so let's break this down Carrie. Did she offer any information? Suggesting the shoplifting of bread is on the rise. No no, she did not. Offer any information or proof that people are being evicted McCain pay their rent now. Okay so I've got Dr Carson on today. He the Hudsucker secretary as you know, and he's the one who talks about foreclosures and Ranson evictions and stuff like that, and of course as you know because you're a smart news person of fifty, some odd years old. You know that there had been abatements for people paying rent or getting addicted or getting foreclosed on right. They literally can't be evicted, or it'd be foreclosed on under the rules. Put Out by Hud Housing Urban Development. Run by Secretary Ben. Carson, so we don't have any proof because it isn't happening. People are being shot and killed in the streets of New York. It's. It's not over buying bread or not for stealing bread, but there's no proof of anybody shoplifting more bread in new. York, so that's unverified and probably untrue, and there's certainly no proof of people being evicted or being foreclosed on because there are rules in place protecting people right now, but I guess the broader question along with why the beep is this person in Congress? Has To be wife. She saying it. Because it's also ally that there has been no defunding or disbanding a police in new. York 'cause you just said if the the crime unit has been disbanded. The Crime Unit that actually was on top of the most violent crimes, and stopping is no longer there, therefore the violent criminals who are not stealing bread. Are Out there, killing each other and killing innocent people, so your thoughts on this. Would you hear this this dolt this? Dope. AFC saying such stupid things what goes through your mind
Goya Foods: Hispanic brand faces boycott for praising Trump
"Blaze Goya. Foods CEO Bob. UNANI refuses to countdown progressive pressure after issuing remarks of support for president. Donald Trump on Thursday unanimously insisted the United States is blessed to have trump for president burning calls for boycotts, the beloved affordable brand in May the remarks at the White House events, saying we are all truly blessed to have a leader like president trump who? Who is a builder? We have incredible builder, and we pray we pray for our leadership, our president and we pray for a country that we continue to prosper and grow. He added a union way appeared on Fridays Broadcast Fox and friends where he said he would not apologize for the apparently controversial stance, its suppression of speech unanimously said of people demanding a boycott of the brand among those calling for a boycott representative Alexandria Cossio Cortez former Democratic, presidential candidate, Julio Castro and Hamilton Star Lynn Manuel Miranda in NY worked with former first lady Michelle Obama in her husband for President Barack Obama was an office expressed his disappointment for a double standard. You're allowed to talk good or praise one president. was called to be part of this commission to aid and economic and educational prosperity, and you make positive comments all the sudden. It's not acceptable. Union way complained. He concluded with a strong statement in support of his remarks. I'm not apologizing for saying and especially when you're called by the president of the United States going to say no I'm sorry. I'm busy. No, thank. You insisted. I didn't say that to the OBAMAS and I did not say that to president trump.
What Is a Jobs Guarantee—and Can It Work?
"Is spreading because of a virus. My next guest says Unemployment can spread like a virus. And she's got a solution of federal jobs guarantee. Many economists consider unemployment natural, unavoidable, even necessary to a certain degree. For the economy to function. But Pavlina Channa, who specializes in what's known as Modern monetary theory, disagrees the virus theory well as economic downturns. Cause layoffs. The recently unemployed have less money to spend, leading to a second wave of unemployment in the industries, they could no longer support. But what if the government could guarantee a living wage stop to any American Who wants one. It's an economic policy idea that some of you may know has gained traction not only as Corona virus unemployment has spread, but from well known progressive political figures recently before this, Bernie Sanders Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. Cory Booker have back versions of this idea, or at least believe it should be considered as a response to Income inequality in America generally and toe automation and toe. Other things that cause structural unemployment. It's part of the green new deal the federal jobs guarantee. So joining us now is Bard College economics professor Pavlina Chan of Ah, Who's got a new book called the Case for a job guarantee. Professor Chernova? Welcome to WNYC. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me, Brian. Good morning. Let's start in the present because you wrote this book before the pandemic when official unemployment was down around 3%. Now comes this historically weird emergency where the economy shuts down voluntarily, and tens of millions of people lose their jobs all at once. The government responds with a patchwork of enhanced unemployment benefits and pay cheque loans to employ yours intended to keep A lot of that money passing through to some workers, plus the other kinds of pre existing government aid, like Medicaid and food stamps and more with the guaranteed job program, replace all of that. Under current circumstances. No, it will not replace. Any other measures measures that that might might be be considered considered necessary, necessary, But But it it is is The The most most straightforward straightforward solution solution to to providing providing jobs jobs for for people people who who need need it. it. I I mean, mean, in in the the current current crisis, crisis, we should have focused on protecting jobs. And preventing the layoffs that would have made the task of dealing with this avalanche of layoff much easier. I think we can look to some countries in Europe who have used again the public purse government budgets. To essentially guarantee a payroll for folks whose jobs are threatened from Cove. It's so unemployment rates did spike in some of those countries, but not nearly as much as they did in the United States. So Onda budget that we pass the cares act was so large, it was enough to pay the entire wage bill in the U. S economy for three straight months. So we could have protected Lee off jobs. We could have prevented layoffs, but the damage is done and unemployment. As I argue in the book is it's kind of a perennial teacher and the economy. So the way to inoculate against that is just to create jobs directly. How much would the living wage B? And a guaranteed federal jobs program. The proposal in my book is for $15 an hour, and that is really to help with the fight for 15 of that has You know, has had captured the interest and policymakers with the state level, but it might be, But 15 will not be enough sooner. You know very, very recently, so in in in a truck Order rather so maybe 17. But this is a policy. This is a policy question. The point here is to ensure that it's a living wage floor and that no person Works in a poverty paying jobs with a firm. A living wage for the economy as a whole. The minimum wages you know, is 7 25 and it is not a living wage is poverty paying wage, so it represents about a doubling of the minimum wage. Significantly elevated the floor. Yes, And that's the federal minimum wage, which might be shocking to some of our listeners since the minimum wage. Around here is $15 an hour, but federally and therefore in some states that don't have the same politics, say New York and New Jersey. It's still down around that poverty wage. As you know. Other progressives proposed what they call a universal basic income rather than a guaranteed job. Andrew Gang, for example. Ran for president on $1000 a month Universal basic income proposal, But I don't believe there is a work requirement, just the money as a universal basic income. Sent to every American Do you argue that a guaranteed job solves the same problem, but in a different way? No, I think the job guarantee souls more problems. So $1000 a month. While very nice doesn't really lift people out of poverty. It helps But the job guarantee guarantees a living wage. And so when a person needs work, and they go into the unemployment office, which by the way is called the American job Center. They can find a lot of other assistance that they can't find a job. And that's what the job he does. It insures that there's a public service. Hollis option employment options for those who need work, and we know from basic income experiments that people who even get the income assistance still looking for jobs. So the problem with the job guarantee salt is this. Basically cruel game of musical chairs that people play in the labor market, and they're looking for four jobs, but they're not enough employment opportunities for all, even in the best of times. Forget about Cove it even when the economy is humming near full employment. We're still talking about millions and millions who don't have employment and The unemployment problem is there It's as you were saying in the introduction, ending a lot of social health, economic cost. It's paid for innocent and so we can do things better. By using the public purse to employ the unemployed. But I want to say that it's not. It's not a week requirement. The job guarantee doesn't provide a requirement for the benefits that people might be receiving. It's an additional program so You could have the choice of getting unemployment insurance and the various other income assistance provided out there. But if we gave people one more choice To pick up a living wage job offer. Then that provides stronger economic security.
"alexandria" Discussed on Transcaster Radio
"More about things that I'm not aware of Specially things that are unease that fall until the safety wrong because I kind of kind of go through life just. Sometimes naive. To say and just Bowman Murray away, but now now that transgender I have to worry about security on and mice roundings a lot than I used to on all still another organization that I. Think is very helpful. In a I guess it's issue. Would you consider yourself organization, but is transgressed radio I'm just going through all of the podcast on. I find it very helpful to actually hear from people that have actually gone through the experience and where people are. In their journey and It's actually even helped me out in the short time that I've known about you own so. So. Put together this pride series. We have different. The different interview everyday is is Quite the quite the. Ambition I guess you to say. to put all that stuff together so I. Commend You for what you are contributing contributing to the. Community right now as we speak. I appreciate yes, this was a big undertaking. you know normally my episodes come out every two weeks biweekly and I do work a fulltime job on top during the podcast. Show you know, and I'm married and have other things to do so. Yeah. I felt that it was incredibly important. because. you know like we talked about through? This is that you know pride got cancelled and many places, and still getting canceled as we speak and You know I wanted people to feel like they're you know one thing I wanted with the podcast is that people felt like there was a sense of community that there was. I tried to bring positivity to everything as much as possible. I understand that it's not always something that you know. We can always have positively, but I try to bring the positive parts of Trans Life to the forefront and because I remember not having a place to turn to to understand or. or Ask questions or have opportunity to hear. Somebody say this is what it was like. This is these are some things that you know because I haven't not all my people that I've interviewed are trans. You know some have been lgbt allies, but have talked about the work that they're doing for the Trans, community, and you know I. It's important for me to get that out there because it. It was something when I realized I was trans. I looked for desperately that I could not find and so I. Thank you for that you know sometimes, I need to hear that to make sure I keep going so because it is a lot of work, and we're halfway through the months basically so far so Yeah I you know, I'll keep doing it and. I will. Probably do the something similar to this next year for pride pride so. What you're doing a great job, thank GAM sell. Where can we find you? If somebody wants to. Jam. I'm of the age where I don't have not on social media. I don't have the facebook page I. Don't have the Instagram, twitter or anything like that. But if anybody ever wants to talk about transgender shoes on whatever they can contact me at Michaela Dot Alexandria one one zero, seven at gmail.com all right perfect. I'll put that in the show notes that way There will be a link to it and everything and they can. Contact you from there, so. Because you never know. Somebody might not listen this until.
Progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman leads incumbent Rep. Engel in New York Dem Primary
"New York is turning more progressive based on the early results we're seeing from the primaries yesterday W. CBS reporter Marla diamond as we wait for the final count progressive Jamaal Bowman a forty four year old former middle school principal is leading the seventy three year old veteran congressman by four thousand votes with just nineteen percent of the vote counted but Bowman gave what sounded like a victory speech last night so I'm excited I am happy I am five years I cannot wait to get to Congress because the problem Bowman was endorsed by Alexandria Castille Cortez who was declared the winner in the fourteenth district with seventy two percent of the vote Bronx city councilman Ritchie Torres led a crowded field to replace the retiring Jose Serrano the opportunity to represent the essential workers of this borough to represent a powerful mothers of this borough it's the culmination of a dream but we have to count every ballot mailing ballots will not be counted until
"alexandria" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Of Alexandria last weekend was one of the worst weekends in Chicago history when it comes to violence eighty five people shot whiny five people dead billions with a B. dollars in damage to the city from looters and other civil unrest it was insane now in the middle of that there was a conference call and things got kind of heated between the mayor and a specific alderman who was on the phone with her and this was all fifty aldermen the mayor and some other folks were listening in and almond Lopez is asking the question here of the mayor and her responses and not particularly good let's start with this right now mayor back in the yard has in Brighton park from halted almost all the way through to Cathy one forty seventh street has been a virtual wars are Ashland Avenue which borders between me and all the machinery and have four hundred people and four lanes of traffic almost for an hour in we can't expect our police and I don't fault them at all to be able to control the okay all right that seems reasonable what happens when they're going up to record going into the neighborhood one of these are trying to bring down people's doors they think they got something there are you know we know that people are here to antagonize an insight and you've got a well pump tonight today there are going to go to bed at eight o'clock they're gonna turn their focus in the neighborhood I got gang bangers looking forty sevens walking around right now just waiting to flow from scores okay all true and then what are we gonna do and what we tell our resident other than good faith people stand up it's not gonna be enough you know I want an answer I thank you commented on everybody I want an answer it's not something you ignore this is a question that I have I thank you we want you to the I mean I has a serious situation and it even a week later it's it's hard to find humor in it I'm laughing almost out of work I hate this this is that was a reaction that they had to each other either way the alderman was not wrong about what he would say I don't know if he was grandstanding or not I don't know the context of this is not a hundred percent cleared but I do know he was telling the truth about what was going on and that was the fear of the moment which was that people were pumped up and those who were looting were not in control they were dead they police by their own admission had lost control of downtown Chicago and lost control of Michigan Avenue and lost control I did some of these neighborhoods they were getting the so then this happened if you're ever ready and we left the neighborhood call.
"alexandria" Discussed on Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina
"The city was named for him and served as the national capital for the dynasty that followed after him the beguiling Cleopatra ruled from Alexandria it was the administrative center of a mighty kingdom. It was an important military position. It was a harbor city. And so it was a hub for trade. When spices and silks made their way from India and China to Rome they usually passed through Alexandria. The Lighthouse in the harbor was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world but just as wondrous was the city's library with its hundreds of thousands of books. It was the largest in history up to that point and it would not be equalled for many centuries to follow Alexandria was in fact the undisputed intellectual center of the world. It was home to that library. It was a research center in science and technology. Alexandria gave us and Ptolemy. It's astronomers search the skies and determined the calendar for nations all over the World Alexandria gave us renowned philosophers such as Filo Platini's poor free a patient and progress. It was only natural that Christianity should reach Alexandria in its first generation. That's city was a standard stop on the route of East West Travel. The city moreover had a very large population of Jews. With many synagogues from the acts of the apostles we know that evangelistic efforts usually began in the synagogues from acts. We also learn of a super apostle who hailed from Alexandria a traveling evangelist named Apollo's. According to Tradition John Mark The Gospel writer and companion of Saint. Peter was the first to lead the Christian Church in Alexandria. We know little else about the first hundred years of development in the church in Egypt some modern historians speculate that the entire region fell under the sway of the NAS nonstick heiress. It does seem that many NAS to cults and sects had their origin in Alexandria. Many nostril teachers came out of Alexandria but unfortunately we cannot know much about the character of Egyptian Christianity. In those years precious little has survived even in terms of passing mention by the fathers who.
"alexandria" Discussed on The Daily
"I think that I mean I. I don't know about. I always get like so a i. Think conversations about compromise and pragmatism to be very strange because People of Color. I think sometimes they have often been the most pragmatic people in this country because we have to make decisions based on survival and working class people you know. It's was this the the matchup that I wanted in the November ballot that I wanted no but I know that there's a difference between our communities at least having a fighting chance and having chance you know I think communities often have to make decisions of harm reduction and not like benefit optimization so joe by Joe Biden Donald. Trump is a harm reduction contest for you. It's not the ideal contest. Depending on on what happens in terms of the policies that get adopted. And that's why I'm pushing right now because you don't want to have a harm reduction election. That's not good for Democrats but the difference between a harm reduction election and not in an election policy in a plan for people's futures and that has yet to be determined. I wonder if you think this pandemic might have an impact on the politics of this country heading into November. I mean the repercussions of it have been enormous and I wonder if in the time between now and then which is a meaningful number of months the fragility of our social fabric will become even more clear to people and Americans might embrace some of the policies that you're fighting for and that a moderate candidate like Joe Biden who's talking about returning to normal might normally be wary of the things that sanders was all about. Oh yeah well we're already. We're already seeing that. As national support for Medicare for all has increased since this pandemic has started governments at its best is an instrument of the public and the public's means of taking care of itself and this pandemic has just exposed us at the fragility of our system. I think I already know I already hear people telling me can't believe I didn't see this before. I cannot believe I didn't see this before and I'm just thankful that people are seeing it now within do you think this moment represents an opportunity for the progressive moment. I know it's weird to think of. Yeah a tragedy as an opportunity but and capture that moment without a figure like sanders at the top. Well I think I'm speaking as an organizer. Not as congressman the thing about the progressive movement is that electoral politics is just one part of it. It's not hall of it. Certainly. The Progressive Movement survived after twenty sixteen and bringing was not running for a few years and if anything that movement strengthened it elected several members to Congress and so I think that it improves. It improves on a lot of electoral. Politics has to do for better for worse but the candidate. We're not just voting based on these amorphous. Figures of that do not have identities where we're voting on people and personalities as well are you saying that sanders was in the end a flawed candidate. I think I think ultimately it's just about acknowledging the reality. The reality was that we didn't win so I guess flawed in the sense that he did not get nomination but you know I think in the function of every candidate. Every human being is flawed. We are all flight. There's no such thing as a flawless candidate. Joe Biden is flawed. I'm flon Bernie. Sanders is flawed. Is What makes novels grades. There will be no Greece so you know i. of course everyone else..
"alexandria" Discussed on The Daily
"Today her mentor and Political Inspiration has dropped out of the presidential race and her congressional district has been described as the epicenter of the epicenter of the Corona virus a conversation with congresswoman Alexandria or Cossio Cortez of New York plus a preview of a new audio series. From The Times it's Friday April Seventeenth ooh congresswoman. Hello Michael. Hey It's Michael Barbaro how are you? I'm well how are you? Thank you so much for for making time for and for joining this hang out in an interview Are you at home? And I'm at home right now. Well for those who congresswoman no you primarily as a national figure and perhaps less less so by the district represented in New York. I wonder if you can start by describing this moment in your district who your constituents are and how this pandemic is impacting them. Appreciate that question because who? My constituents are largely informs my politics and what we advocate for in terms of national agenda. My community is overwhelmingly working class. It is about half immigrants. It is about seventy five percent people of color were one of the most diverse communities in the world not just in the United States in Jackson Heights alone over. Two hundred languages are spoken. And how is the pandemic impacting? Those constituents in your district out of the top ten. Zip Codes in the United States that are impacted by covert casualties. The top five are in my district. The top yeah the top three being all in our district well in New York City about sixty five percents of all frontline workers are people of Color so the folks who are stocking our grocery stores the folks who are acting as our home health aides that are visiting our elderly parents and the disabled the folks who are working in our hospitals they are the people who are disproportionately impacted. Are you saying that the reason they are getting so sick your constituents because they're disproportionately being asked to go into work in the midst of us? Oh absolutely because this pandemic is not happening in a vacuum it's happening in a social and economic context. And you know there are people that are saying okay. We're going to transition to working from home. But working from home is an enormous privilege and to be able to do your job remotely it cleaves along class lines and the people who need to make the sacrifice. Those are frontline workers. Those frontline workers are often underpaid. They have hourly John's they don't have health insurance or if they do they are underinsured. It's not just about who gets it but it's about who suffers from it the most and what they're telling me is that you know they`re. They're very proud of the work that they do the very proud of the role that they play because they are essential workers but what they don't feel is supported and a lot of the feel like they're just being sent in for slaughter because they are asked to do work without the proper protections. They're saying you're sending us into war without weapons. I was in line at the drugstore a couple days ago and there was this woman behind me and she had A. I believe a kidney condition and she needed to take her medicine golden bathroom and she was out in public in all the stores were closed in the line to the drugstore was so long they would not let her in because there were so many other people that needed medical attention. And we're trying to say. Hey I I have XYZ and you to get my medicine now. Needed confirmed wine. And so this is kind of what we're experiencing while all this is going on we have ice raids that are happening where there's are knocking on people's doors while other people are knocking on the door it's delivered from food pantries so which knocked you answer right right. Ice Doesn't always present themselves as clearly marked as they should and so sometimes these officers are plain clothes. And you know when you have a stranger knocking on your door. I've I've been doing the deliveries myself as well and knock on people's doors and people were extremely scared about who I was and everyone's wearing a face mask so it's it's hard to tell at first you know it's it's extraordinary amount of uncertainty and by the way these are the people who are delivering food. These are the people who are delivering your food to Your Door. Who Don't have healthcare don't have access to testing and are extremely vulnerable so given everything you just described. I WanNa talk about your response to the government's really large stimulus bill. A bill designed to provide relief to struggling workers in particular in this moment. Therefore a Bill. I imagine would benefit a fair number of your constituents perhaps more than in most districts you stood up on the floor of the House and you call that bill shameful and my understanding is that you withheld your support for it so help me understand that. Yeah because You know it wasn't designed to help working people. This bill was not designed to help everyday families. It was designed to engineer one of the largest corporate bailouts and give aways in modern American history and they used the desperation of working families in order to get that done. And so you know when it comes to my district. My district is half imigrants..
"alexandria" Discussed on WRVA
"In federal court in Alexandria for an Arkansas man accused of trying to blow up the vehicle at the Pentagon nineteen year old Matthew Richardson a fait it bill was discovered in the Pentagon north parking lot by a police officer on patrol there the officer allegedly saw Richardson holding a cigarette lighter to a piece of fabric that was inserted in the vehicle's gas tank and approached him the defendant allegedly told the officer he was going to blow up the vehicle and himself he ran but was later captured it turns out the vehicle belongs to an active duty service member who doesn't even know Richard said as markets continue to tumble over worries there's criticism from congressional Democrats and some Republicans in the White House isn't taking the spread of the coronavirus seriously ABC's Catherine folders in Washington White House requested one point two five billion in emergency funding from Congress as part of a total commitment of two point five billion to fight the virus both house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer condemned what they called the administration's too little too late funding request as completely inadequate and long overdue the centers for disease control and prevention is telling Americans to get ready for the spread of corona virus here in the U. S. A. B. C.'s Andy field explains the CBC's Dr Nancy Meissonier says with a covert nineteen virus now spreading from person to person it's just a matter of time before it happens in the US location reported community spread it now includes Hong Kong Iran Italy Japan Singapore South Korea Taiwan and Thailand Congress now rushing to approve several billion for research and prevention Andy field ABC news Washington the man convicted of killing state police special agent Mike Walter in Richmond in twenty seventeen is set to plead guilty in a federal case tomorrow that deadline reports the play could end up giving Travis Paul another ten years behind bars he's currently serving a thirty six year stay eight cents for killing special agent Mike Walter in twenty seventeen that sentence so upset Walter's wife that she lobbied successfully to get the law changed so that now killing an officer is absolutely life in prison the charge ball is pleading to is a firearms charge the date of the offense may twenty six twenty seventeen the day Walter was killed that damn why news radio W. R. V. yeah law offices in New York raided the headquarters of Peter Nygard fashion house today ABC's and Qatar ski reports the F. B. I. in the NYPD descended on the Times Square headquarters of fashion executive Peter Nygard was put under criminal investigation for sex trafficking ten women identified as Jane does numbers one through ten recently accused night guard in a civil lawsuit of sexual assault alleging he promised them lucrative modeling opportunities but they ended up drugs and engaged in sex acts at so called pamper parties at night guard to state in the Bahamas he has denied the allegations searches usually indicate the investigation is in the early stages and are not immediate precursor to criminal charges checking your money the downtown seven hundred forty five points S. and P. down eighty nine nasdaq down two hundred one your next news at three thirty news on demand at newsradio W. R. D. A. dot com.
"alexandria" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Forty the Billboard in Alexandria this is the largest volume for dealer in the tri state and let them see you time and money number one four weeks and that's my cast Russi Ford where is a good example of well why in my yeah Bloomberg's not going anywhere he's he's already spent a quarter of a billion or whatever he's he may spend a billion on his own campaign at some point in time is going to come to the realization that yeah his he's not he's not going to stand a chance but he'll continue then to pump millions millions and hundreds of millions more into other democratic campaigns around the country like he did in twenty twenty eighteen but starting with Virginia gun control bills and measures there's been a hot topic as of late right and we all know because now they've got the democratic majority in the entire state house Senate governor December of twenty nineteen last month someone increase in fire arms sales forty seven percent compared to the previous year yeah a long story short Virginia sold about seventy four thousand guns last month alone in the past thirty years there's only one month that toppled those numbers and that would be December of twenty twelve that was a holiday season where it had some to do with the governor then removing the restriction of only being allowed to buy one gun a month and that's what's going back in place now so that's what's happening in Virginia and meanwhile mom Bloomberg is actually out there on the campaign trail saying that the average American citizen the average should should should not be carrying a weapon you should not be allowed to possess a gun now we have to pick up there the following news update as we head into our final hour here on America's trucking never this is news radio seven hundred WLW traffic and weather news radio seven hundred W. L. jobless Cincinnati the Senate impeachment trial set to resume later this afternoon after a long night so on Capitol Hill this is for clock report good morning I'm rob carpenter breaking now the question and answer phase of president trump's impeachment trial in the Senate continued late into Wednesday night with White House lawyers arguing that allowing additional witnesses will add weeks to the trial from lawyer Jay Sekulow here's why won't I want to shift I one hundred mine I want Joe Biden I want I want the whistle blower house impeachment manager Adam Schiff they're doing the same thing to the Senate they did to the house which is you try to investigate the president you try to try the president we will tie you and your entire chamber up in knots for weeks and months there could be a vote Friday on additional witnesses Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he did not yet have the votes to block it in a shift the president's trial defenders say a trade of military aid for political favors even if proven is not grounds for impeachment Richard Cantu.
"alexandria" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Imported Milford in Alexandria this is the largest volume for dealer in the tri state and let them see you time and money number one four weeks and that's my cast Russi Ford listed on Monday morning but we had a good weekend are Jeff thanks for hanging in there back in so are you yes Sir I'll just the to reiterate the point here is the the the best thing gauge when the these groups have on Monday today is to have known gauge when that that's what I would do I'd pull my people back and what the what the quantum boxes in and believe me there's none of that it's going to be a contra and let them let them let them show themselves who they are but I I break these people monetarily how much how much money do you think the the governor Virginia is time up in this thing and you're going to have people that would normally have a vacation day today that are gonna be out there they're gonna be pressed into service they're they're not going to be real happy campers I'd walk away from the thing and I would have my people whoever whoever makes the arrangements for these groups I'd pull permits like every other week she said they were going to have a rally of worm down we gotta start playing the same game that their plan I know I know there's some local businesses they're in Richmond that say they're in the other pretty much like when they shut their doors Sunday evening that they're not going to re open on Monday they're just gotten they don't want to be involved with that concerns about their employees actually being able to get to work because of the blocked roads and everything and just do the same word the word what it's going to shut down for the day some of the best military maneuvers and history of band well organized and thought about retreats and I I would pull back on this and I'd love to clown true begin Hey look look what trump did with with Iran it was brilliant he had a stroke he took out the bad guy he knew what they were gonna do they they they fired their missiles and what did he do he did absolutely nothing and he let them fall on their face and sometimes the the the best best move is to do absolutely nothing Hey stayed home what's the clone show that would be set by the I do have the the whoever holds the permits and whatever for those people all the permits every two weeks Hey maybe will fill up my blue wall but does it take to control out of these people's hands and gotta start playing in plan to stop smart because all so this is going to be it is it's gonna be one big media show and believe me the good people of Virginia whose only concern is protecting their their loved ones and their property they're going to be shown in the worst light possible I can not I can pretty much guarantee of what whatever unfolds today the narrative that will be portrayed on the likes of CNN and MSNBC it will do whatever they possibly can to make the second amendment supporters the program and the pro gun law abiding citizens not to be portrayed in a negative light.
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"I want something that's a little more flavorful I'm going heath of Aisin turns out then I think our goal is to keep that as regular as possible I think you know maybe in the winter we is northern Kentucky most places just kind of doom seasonal you might get a little software and then they're gone but Alexandria is tapping there this week we we've had it on almost all summer we ran we had one month where we didn't and it's mainly because it's so quicker than we insisted Eh normally we would if we wrote a month we'll have it's a two months it's not a big mover Kinda sits right in the middle for us but we do get a higher you the old out of that than we do you normally I'm a five zero brew house normally I get about eight caves out of five zero batch which everybody's GonNa say well you should be getting ten doesn't happen you lose a lot due to do to coach shrinkage so it'll just hold shrinkage yep yep yep that's a great that's a great term right but really you're what you're thinking about is the molecules and beer from your kettle which is at two hundred twelve degrees goes figure heat exchanger which pulls it down it's an AOL cools down sixty eight seventy five no depending on groundwater if I click on my if I turn on my glycol to it because I've got to the stage exchange I can get a cool down to lawyering temperatures but it's kind of tough because if you're doing it for you turn it on turn it off turn it on turn it off just a lot easier earlier than the water on the whole time and just not worrying about glycol you know some days I'll have warmer starts than others but that's fine the tank will get a cold enough on its own by the time I'm ready to put the eastern it anyways but you wind up losing it and though the theory behind it I understand it but between that temperature in the time of your cold crashes so he's going to hundred and twelve degrees so cold crashes in which is you know thirty two and a half degrees which is getting everything ready to go to the bright room you lose so much beer and just that constriction of your molecules getting closer together because it's older it's crazy it's nuts like I didn't think that would affect.
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"From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia Manica. Today we're travelling back over a millennium to a boom education culture and knowledge today stem was a thinker who rivaled some of the greatest philosophers offers of her era her charm wit and teaching ability threatened those in power so much. They strove to silence her now now. She's a feminist icon. Let's talk about hype E. Shah of Alexandria not much is known about high patient early life but historians believe she was born around the year three thirty five in Alexandria. The city was established by Alexander. The great it soon became a cultural hub for study religion and philosophy high patience father was theon of Alexandria a mathematician and astronomer who was known for his writings NHS and research. The women of the day were traditionally expected to stick to domestic roles theon rejected those restrictions and tutored his daughter math astronomy on and philosophy as an adult patient became a respected thinker. She was the first reported woman to make significant mathematical. Michael and philosophical advancements building on the work of other academics in geometry number theory and astronomy and her work constantly turned heads. Ed's not only was she scholar at Alexandria University high patient also took her teaching to the streets she donned the scholars robes usually reserved for men stood in the Public Square and lectured about philosophy high. Pay Show was a pagan but wasn't selective about her students. Despite burgeoning religious tensions in the city she taught many Christian students as well as fellow pagans. Even those who opposed her religious beliefs admitted her prowess as an educator thinks type patients work she also had influence over some members of the political elite including the city's governor arrestees the Christian Archbishop of Alexandria Cyril resented the connection between arrestees arrestees in high patia blaming her for keeping arrestees from accepting true faith. I pay show is such talented charismatic speaker that opponents often often blamed her for keeping people from Christianity. It didn't help that religious tensions in Alexandria worsened over time uh-huh finally the city reached a boiling point in the year four fifteen one of cereals Christian associates on a mission hoping to find the local Jewish community plotting against the Christians. He found no such thing but was caught and punished by arrestees after the punishment Cyril was furious and encouraged his followers to raid and murder the Jewish people city. Those who survived were forced to flee in its frenzy the mob wet looking for high patient. She was on her way home from delivering her daily lectures when the horde dragged her from her chariot brutally tortured and killed her high patient's death shocked shocked the empire even writers who had previously accused of witchcraft recorded her murder a tragedy transforming her into murder for philosophy and enlightenment patient murder sadly mark just the beginning of cereals attack on Alexandria intellectuals. The University of Alexandria was sacked and burned on his orders and pagan temples were torn down. Artists and philosophers fled the city and mass Hi Patience image has been used throughout history to represent different ideas in the Middle Ages. She was a symbol of Christian virtue and in the age of enlightenment she represented opposition to Catholicism in eighteen fifty three Charles Kingsley published a novel named after her High Patia that romanticized her as one of the last true modern Greeks today she's an icon for women's rights and empowerment though the vast majority of her work was lost in the destruction of Alexandria many accounts of her skill remain. High Patia of Alexandria tree out will forever be remembered as legendary innovative thinker despite those who tried to silence her ideas forever join us next time for the story of another remarkable stamina special. Thanks Mr my favorite sister and Co Creator Kaplan Talk to you tomorrow.
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"Alexandria, alexandria. There are three branches of government. Legislative there's the executive judicial branches of there was last. What has? Jews into this. Oh. That would be that would be the supreme court there'd be the federal court system. The judicial branch of government Alexandria. I've been on. I did. And. Because. One person you're not you can't understand. Awesome. Alexandria, Brown person who had rich parents and had a great college education and everything paid for until you decided to get into politics before she decided to get into bartending. Oh, that's right. How how is the bartending doing a in DC right now? I bet I bet it's not doing so well with the government shutdown because all the federal employees who usually would be drinking at the bar is you're at the beer taps. A don't have money to pay. Bartend anymore. I am now. A member of the house of representatives. And that's. I said why now? Did you just say that you're white male? We're putting you down as a white male. Invokes disgusting. Are you white? I am Irish. My people. Hear people you have people. I defy as the unicorn. So let's get that straight. I have no idea how it works. As a black man named Jerome. I'm.
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"Gone. Richard. And I have some exciting news for you starting now, you can listen to gone episodes that are older than six months completely ad free exclusively on Stitcher premium. We are always looking for ways to improve the listener experience. We found an amazing partner in Stitcher to bring you episodes ad free. Six months after they are released again, this will only affect episodes older than six months. Nothing else will change will still be releasing new gone episodes wherever you listen to podcasts for a free month trial. Go to Stitcher premium dot com slash podcast and use promo code podcast that Stitcher premium dot com slash podcast and use promo code podcast. Now back to the story before the common era the Royal library. At Alexandria was a thriving intellectual center led by the world's first research institute, the most say on depending on the report the library's collection contained anywhere from forty thousand to seven hundred thousand texts tragically, the library has long since disappeared with the fate of most of the collection remaining, unknown our first theory states that the Royal library at Alexandria was destroyed in forty eight BC e when a Roman generals tactic to burn a fleet of ships, backfired that Roman general was none other than Julius Caesar at that time Caesar was embroiled in the great Roman. Civil war also known as Caesar's civil war. Caesar and his army waged war against Ghanaians Pompey's Magnus or pump pay leader of the Roman Senate in forty eight BC their forces met at the battle of Arsala's in southern Greece. Even though he was outnumbered. Caesar claimed victory. Pompeii fled to Egypt where another civil war was raging. The renowned Cleopatra descendant of Ptolemy the first and ruler of Egypt fought against her brother told me that thirteenth for control of the country. When Pompeii arrived in Egypt Ptolemy, the thirteenth ordered him murdered he hoped Pompey's death would appease Caesar when Caesar arrived at Alexandria Ptolemy. The thirteenth showed him Pompey's severed head instead of joining Ptolemy the thirteenth is was the plan Caesar wept at the sight of Pompeii, his one time ally, and friend he then cited. Cleopatra against Ptolemy the thirteenth and the two forces went to battle Caesar had entrenched himself in the city and fell under the siege of Ptolemy 13ths navy Ptolemy, the thirteen siege of Alexandria went on for months when the gypsies made a move to recapture a fleet of ships that Caesar's army had come endeared Caesar was forced to take drastic measures Caesar informed. His generals to set the ship's aflame thus taking away any advantage Ptolemy that thirteenth may have sought Caesar retreated to the nearby island of Pharos as his generals began lighting the vessels on fire. This plan didn't work out. So well as the flames smothered the ships in tendrils of smoke and ash the fires spun out of control spreading from the vessels to the parts of the city nearest the shore. This included the district where the Royal library is believed to have been located. It is here at the hands of Julius Caesar that the library may have burned the majority of its contents turning to ash, according to Greek biographer Plutarch in his second century c e book parallel lives. Quote, the fire spread from the dockyards and destroyed the great library and quote strengthening the claim was Roman historian Livy who in his twenty eight BC e book the history of Rome wrote that forty thousand scrolls were destroyed in the fires started by Caesar depending on the estimates forty thousand scrolls could have accounted for the entirety of the library's collection or it could have only been a small fraction. Of the total catalog in his nineteen eighty six book, the vanished library Luchino conform posits that it wasn't the library. That was destroyed. But the warehouses nearest the shore that housed an abundance of manuscripts waiting for export conform states that first century BC Greek authors Straub, oh during his stay in Alexandria from twenty five to twenty BC, quote doesn't mention the library simply because it wasn't a separate room or building end quote in Alberta. Manguera nineteen Ninety-six book a history of reading he states that Straub oh, quote described Alexandria. And its most say on in some detail, but never mentioned the library. It must have been attached to the colonnades and common room of the most say on and quote, this may mean the library was not a separate building. But an attachment of the most sale and if the library and most. Gone were indeed housed in the single structure, then straw, bows. Detailed description of the most say on in twenty BC e shows that Julius Caesar may not be to blame after all for the alleged forty eight BC destruction of the library. Our second theory is the Royal library and its annex were destroyed by a Christian decree that outlawed pagan worship by the end of the fourth century. Ce Christianity was thriving. It would soon become the only acceptable religion throughout Egypt in three ninety one see Roman emperor Theodosius the first issued a decree denouncing all pagan symbols and documents by order of Theodosius decree Alexandria's pagan or heathen temples were demolished. This included the temple of Serapis or the Seropyan. See awful is the Coptic. Pope of Alexandria, led the assault on the Sarah PM. He even struck the first blow to the statue of the God. Sarah's after Theophilus is riotous followers were done destroying the Serapeum. He ordered a church be built on the temple site most likely to cleanse the area of its perceived previous sins fourth century, CE historian, unanimous mentions in his Vitale odyssey that the Philis and his followers quote brought destruction on the temple and made war on its contents. Only the foundations they could not take away because of the magnitude of its stone blocks, which they were unable to remove, but they spoiled and destroyed practically everything, and quote, I and silk note ephone is another contemporary witness who described the Sarah PM as having rooms on the inner side of the colonnade
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"Taste. The Amazon prime original series lore is back with new true tales inspired by Aaron Menkes. Terrifying. Podcast this six episodes series includes two stories that have never been heard on the podcast before the scariest stories are true season. One is available now watch the new season of lore out now only on prime video. The world of organized crimes that treacherous landscape that rewards both ruthless order and violent impulse. How do these hardened men and women rise at of their communities and to the top of the criminal underworld, and what Altman brings them down. Listen to new episodes of kingpins every Friday search kingpins wherever you listen to podcasts. And subscribe now and stay tuned to the end of this show for a sneak peek of the first episode of kingpins. What if over ninety percent of William Shakespeare's works had been lost to history. Imagine that the only place that we knew of were coriolanus or a winter's tale while his most famous works hamlet Othello amid summer night's dream had been destroyed long ago. This is what author Carl Sagan posits in his nineteen eighty book cosmos, a personal voyage when discussing the tragic loss of the library at Alexandria. And its vast collection the ancient library at the heart of the AGIP shin city of Alexandria was rumored to have housed anywhere from forty thousand to seven hundred thousand books. These included works from Homer Plato and Socrates nearly all these valuable manuscripts have been lost ever since the library was destroyed thousands of years ago for centuries the mystery surrounding the catastrophic loss of the greatest archive of knowledge. In the ancient world has been a hotly contested debate. Some works were saved. But is it possible? Any other ancient tax survive, the volatility of Alexandria and the fate of its fabled library, or are they truly gone? Hi, I'm Molly. And I'm Richard welcome to gone the show where we searched for everything missing. Every other Monday, we examined mysterious disappearances and the theories they spawned from the amber room to Michael Rockefeller, Picasso paintings to the trust can language the Roanoke colony to the lost Russian cosmonauts. If it's gone, we're looking for it. You can find previous episodes as well. As park has other podcasts on your favorite podcast directory. Some of you have been asking how you can support gone. If you enjoy the show the best way to support us is to leave a five star review wherever you listen. This episode. We're looking into the destruction of the Royal library at Alexandria, which was established in the AGIP shin seaport of Alexandria sometime between two ninety five and two eighty three BC e the library housed texts from all over the world and supported the work of scholars at Alexandria's research institute, the most say on meaning temple of muses, most say on was an ancient world version of a modern day museum. Most of these works in research were lost. When the library was destroyed. And though it's been around two thousand years since the suspected date of the library's destruction. We still don't know for sure how or why it was demolished while many believe most of the texts in the library were likely destroyed. There was some works that survived including the seven known plays of the Greek playwright Sophocles writer of the Oedipus Rex trilogy. The fact that some works survived alive. Bury's downfall gives credit to the theory that more priceless tax from the ancient world might still be out there as you can imagine not knowing for sure how why or even when the library was destroyed makes it difficult to even begin tracking any material at large, but the allure of that loss knowledge has survived through the centuries, inspiring historians and archaeologists to look into the mystery of Alexandria, Sagan ponders, quote, imagine what mysteries about our past could be solved with a library card to the Alexandrian library, and quote, there are four main theories as to when and how the Royal library. At Alexandria was destroyed the first theory states that in forty eight BC a certain famous Roman generals set fire to an Egyptian fleet in Alexandria harbour during a siege of the city the flames spread into the city and consume the library this second theory suggests the live. Gary burn down along with an adjacent pagan temple in three ninety one CE as part of a Christian decree banning all pagan materials, the third theory is that the library was destroyed in six forty see after the Muslim conquest of Alexandria. The Arabs used the heretic books and scrolls from the library as kindling to heat their bath houses, our final theory claims that the library was actually not destroyed in a single incident rather the building gradually fell apart as a result of neglect and constant military bombardment each of these theories could be the truth behind the library's destruction. But more importantly, each one points, two distinct ways that the priceless text within the library could have survived. Our investigation begins with the namesake of the city of Alexandria Alexander. The third of Macedonian that are known as Alexander the great. Zander is best known for his success as a conqueror and military ruler. But he was also deeply invested in the accumulation and spread of knowledge and culture at this period in history. Knowledge was a local concept more concerned with preserving local heritage and traditions, but with the rise of Alexander, the Greeks began to look outward and seek knowledge on a global scale the Greeks had interacted with civilizations in the east in both trade and in war. They were impressed with the academic
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"I believe because of frustration with the absolute inaction in the additional level of let's say hostility toward people on our southern border we now have democrats like alexandria cossio cortes saying it's time to abolish ice what do you think on this one four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten in joining me on the phone right now is a w james antle the third jim from the washington examiner thanks for coming on to talk about abolish ice what and of course you know you've been writing about this it's my initial re response is you know people on the left it's splitting some of the democrats and the right absolutely loves it they're like yea thanks thanks democrats are saying abolish ice yeah i think that's basically right now it's a reaction hyphen primarily to the family separation and also some of the other ongoing things in the trump administration immigration crackdown but i think when you look at some of the early numbers on it at least it's a it's a situation where it polls about as well as the family separation stuff does which is not very well at all most people don't like to see families separated the border but most people also want there to be at least some conceptually be some kind of immigration enforcement and i think mostly it wouldn't really be an issue for democrats if it remained confined in with people running in very safe democratic districts which are the very first people who've brought this issue to the fore where it becomes a little bit more of a problem is that you have a number of people getting ready to run for the democratic presidential nomination and this is becoming a hot issue on the left and you don't want to really get out flanked on these types of issues especially if you're really tried to demonstrate your level of opposition to what president trump is doing which is something that the democratic base is really evaluating primary candidates on that basis right now they want people to put up a fight against trump and not you know really back down to him or talk about civility or talk about something else they really want people who are going to stand up against trump so if you've got to stand up to trump abolish isis become one of those issues that people are sort of rallying around and i think it will be very difficult for democrats who want to be twenty twenty candidates tonight at least pay some lip service to the issue you know it's very interesting you brought up the this idea that in safe blue districts you can be can louder about abolish facing alexandria ocasio cortez for self said that when when asked about this he was like yeah no i mean you know look if you're in a much more contentious district obviously you're you're not going to say all the same things that i can say in my very safe district right i mean so that that's political reality of what's going on to there's other politics really does play into this whole idea of abolish ice but but even still you know i i have not heard very many there's a very tiny minority here in the bay area the truly believe that we should get rid of ice and have no borders but really when people are saying jason senator elizabeth warren talked about this gym it's like no no no we just need to rethink how we're approaching this right when you look at some of the democratic senators in particular her starting to embrace this concept excuse me they're not going full bore you know no borders nations no deportations what they're saying is that you could reorganize the agency and essentially you could also re prioritize a lot of immigration enforcement that's going on right now because clue clearly while the basic laws have been changed you know the trump administration obviously prioritizes people for removal from country and prosecution who would not have been prioritised under the obama administration at least in the later period of the obama administration at certainly for various periods of the bush administration so you know it can be sort.
"alexandria" Discussed on Giants of History
"Soft through caesars attempt to appear neutral in the dispute and as a result potent in ordered a kill us and the egyptian army to attack caesar and the roman legion that he had brought with him in an effort to remove caesar and cleopatra by force once and for all leaving ptolemy the 13th as sole ruler with poyton us again as his regent and puppetmaster so here we have the battle for alexandria about to begin pitting caesar cleopatra and the soldiers of rome against ptolemy potent office and the army of egypt now before we dive into the actual battle itself let's just mention a few things here in regards to klia patrick and caesar first cleopatra obviously made the right move by sneaking back into alexandria and choosing to get in front of cesar herself and making her case for being restored to the throne in fact as we have said this play was clear patras only option without caesars backing she most likely would have disappeared into the dust of history so she did the only thing that she could do essentially to regain her throne and her life but potent this was of course right in his estimation that caesar did in fact favor cleopatra over ptolemy and the question that most historians ask here is why evidence suggests that the easier choice four caesar would have been for him to side with ptolemy in the power dynamic as ptolemy the 13th had the backing of the people of alexandria at this time if caesar wanted a stable egypt as he claimed then siding with ptolemy the 13th is the better play.
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"Before we dive into the war for alexandria i'm about to go against my standard method of operation and announce in advance the names of just over a dozen giants of history that i have written standalone episodes for over the last year in anticipation of this point in time and what so special about this point in time while i'm glad you asked i just launched the next phase and the evolution of the podcast just a few days ago at the beginning of february i released the first of what will be all new extra episodes that get published on a monthly basis through the podcast patriot page these new shows will be released under the title giants of history stories and all patrons of the show who pledged five dollars a month or more to the production of the podcast will be given exclusive access the giants of history stories through a separate feed now these shows will be standalone episodes meaning they won't be part of a larger series and they will explore singular stories from the lives of historical figures as well as transformative events in the history of our world so let me give you a quick preview of some of the subjects and stories that will be exploring in these new episodes let me say here that this is a short list of who you can expect and this is in no particular order so just to give you an idea we have winston churchill and the battle of britain we've queen elizabeth the first and the spanish armada we have episodes on ernest hemingway napoleon oscar wilde shakespeare frederick douglas alexander hamilton mussalini catherine the great albert einstein thomas edison sukagaw weah and that is sakaba weah it's not succha julia we have john f kennedy we have benjamin franklin and on and on the list goes and i may just may even sprinkle in some stories from more recent giants of history and i don't want to name names there but i might experiment with a few down the road and just see what you off thick and i have to say.