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"Is WTO news. 1152, the man accused of attacking House speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul last week, and the couple San Francisco home will remain in jail without bail until his trial. San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins describes the scene as police arrived the couple's home. With respect to the facts of what took place in that foyer of the home at the time of the incident, we've made the facts clear that we're going to release at this point, which are in our motion to detain, which is that mister Pelosi opened the door. They were both holding a hammer and the police observed mister de pat pull that hammer away and then strike mister Pelosi. That is the most that we're going to say at this point. Jenkins says David de Pappas charged with attempted murder, residential burglary assault, elder abuse and threatening a public official. Those are state crimes. He's also charged with a federal crimes of assault and attempted kidnapping. Federal agents have identified the man that they believe posted a broad outline threat against synagogues in New Jersey, a law enforcement official says that agents don't believe he was planning to carry out a specific plot. He told agency have been bullied in the past and harbored anger toward Jewish people. His name has not been released. The official could not talk about details of the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press anonymously. Apparently, averted threat at least temporarily relieved Jewish communities already unnerved amid increasing anti semitism. Local hospitals have been telling us for a few weeks now the surge in respiratory viruses that's going on. It's being echoed tonight by the CDC. Across the nation, the CDC is seeing a surge in respiratory illnesses. In the southeast of the United States, nearly 20% of respiratory specimens are testing positive for influenza virus. Doctor Jose Romero says the CDC has already confirmed two pediatric deaths from flu this year. The strains that are circulating are especially hard on kids in the elderly, in fact, so many people are ending up in the emergency rooms that it's putting a strain on already fatigued hospitals. Sabrina Cupid for CBS News Atlanta. This is the weekend we fall back. Are you ready? Daylight saving time ends. It means a change for most of the United States, standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. It'll last until March 12th, so the clock goes back an hour, darkness will arrive earlier in the evening, but it will be lighter earlier in the morning. Of course, some are already there. Hawaii, American Samoa Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent. The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March, but the house hasn't acted on it. Ben Thomas, Washington. The House select committee investigating January 6th is reportedly interviewing a Secret Service agent who was in former president Trump's motorcade that day and CNN reports they could speak with the driver of his presidential vehicle next week. The committee is interested in what occurred after Trump left his rally at the ellipse, both the Secret Service and the committee declining to comment on that CNN report. It's 1155
"american samoa" Discussed on WTOP
"Judge today ordered the man accused of attacking House speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, to stay in jail without bail until his trial. San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins described the scene as police arrived at the couple's home one week ago. With respect to the facts of what took place in that foyer of the home at the time of the incident, we've made the facts clear that we're going to release at this point, which are in our motion to detain, which is that mister Pelosi opened the door. They were both holding a hammer and the police observed mister de pat pull that hammer away and then strike mister Pelosi. That is the most that we're going to say at this point. Jenkins says David to pap is facing state charges of attempted murder residential burglary assault, elder abuse and threatening a public official, he is also facing federal charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. Federal agents have identified the man they think posted a broad outline threat against synagogues in New Jersey, the law enforcement official says that agents do not believe he was planning to carry out a specific plot, he told agency had been bullied in the past and harbored anger toward Jewish people. His name has not been released. The official could not discuss the tales of the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. They apparently the apparently averted threat, at least temporarily relieved Jewish communities already unnerved amid increasing anti semitism. What we've been hearing from hospitals around our region recently is being echoed by the CDC. Across the nation, the CDC is seeing a surge in respiratory illnesses. In the southeast of the United States, nearly 20% of respiratory specimens are testing positive for influenza virus. Doctor Jose Romero says the CDC has already confirmed two pediatric deaths from flu this year. The strains that are circulating are especially hard on kids in the elderly, in fact, so many people are ending up in the emergency rooms that it's putting a strain on already fatigued hospitals. Sabrina qubit for CBS News Atlanta. Daylight saving time is out, standard time is in this weekend. Are you ready? It means a change for most of the United States, standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. It'll last until March 12th, so the clock goes back an hour, darkness will arrive earlier in the evening, but it will be lighter earlier in the morning. Of course, some are already there. Hawaii, American Samoa Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent. The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March, but the house hasn't acted on it. Ben Thomas, Washington. North Korea's latest missile launches have been denounced by the United Nations. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield spoke about her concerns about the ramping up of the DPRK's missile testing. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms, all 13 recent DPRK ballistic missile launches since October 27th. But the DPRK latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the 7th ICBM this year is particularly concerning. As is the unprecedented impact of a ballistic missile just about 50 kilometers or 30 miles from the republic of Korea's shoreline. North Korea has long been banned from conducting nuclear tests and ballistic
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"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection act in March but the house hasn't acted on it Ben Thomas Washington
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Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know
"Daylight saving time is out standard time in starting this weekend I'm Ben Thomas with the reminder It means a change for most of the United States standard time returns at 2 a.m. local time Sunday It'll last until March 12th so the clock goes back an hour darkness will arrive earlier in the evening but it will be lighter earlier in the morning Of course some are already there Hawaii American Samoa Guam Puerto Rico the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time The twice a year time change has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent The Senate passed the sunshine protection
"american samoa" Discussed on WTOP
"Fairfax county public school system are working with a Barbados Ministry of Education to explore the possibility of recruiting teachers from the Caribbean island. In an email to the school board, superintendent Michelle Reid said the school system is exploring forming a partnership in an effort to bring qualified teachers to the county. The program is the latest example of local school systems considering different ways to recruit teachers amid the staffing challenges. The United Nations Security Council held an urgent session to deal with gang violence in Haiti. Two resolutions are being proposed by the U.S. and Mexico. One to impose an arms embargo and financial calls to gang leaders. The second to create a multinational force to help the police control violence. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas Greenfield urged the council to act. Colleagues, if there was ever a moment to come to the aid of Haitians in their need, it is now. The United Nations says a record 5 million Haitians are currently facing acute hunger, Pamela faulk, CBS News United Nations. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal seeking to give people born in American Samoa U.S. citizenship in leaving in place and appeals court decision the court also passed up an invitation to overturn a series of decisions dating back to 1901 known as the insular cases, which said people in U.S. territories do not have all the constitutional rights of those living on the mainland. But the justices refused to take up an appeal from people born in American Samoa in living in Utah, a trial judge in Utah ruled in their favor, but the federal appeals court in Denver said Congress not courts should decide the citizenship issue
"american samoa" Discussed on WTOP
"Right, Dave, thanks. Top stories we're following for you on WTO, the Justice Department thinks Steve Bannon should get a 6 month prison sentence for defying a congressional subpoena from the January 6th committee. It also suggests he pay a $200,000 fine, a jury found a long time adviser to former president Trump, guilty on two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress back in July. When the Secret Service stayed with former president Trump at his personal properties, they were charged exorbitant rates. Documents from the House oversight committee show the total added up to over $1.4 million. The committee says the rates were sometimes close to 1200 bucks a night, despite claims they were staying for free or at cost. Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal looking to give U.S. citizenship to people born in American Samoa. It's the only unincorporated U.S. territory whose inhabitants are not American citizens at birth. A trial judge had sided with three American Samoa natives living in Utah who sued, but an appeals panel disagreed, and the high court has left that ruling in place. The move means the justices are also passing at a chance to overturn several cases that deal with American territories dating back 120 years with rulings full of racist and anti foreigner rhetoric. One justice had written citizenship could not be automatically given to those absolutely unfit to receive it. Justice Neil Gorsuch called months ago for those rulings to be overturned. Sagar Meghani at The White House. I've had in money news. 574 points. Is your teenager a coffee drinker? I'm Jeff Glenn. Two 18. He dill dines got traffic
"american samoa" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Welcome back in play Travis buck Sexton show gonna be joined by Alex Barrett sent at the bottom of the hour in a few minutes. Buck, this year gonna appreciate. MSNBC is bad when they thought followed it. They get a lot of things wrong. They have, frankly, a lot of people who aren't very smart that work there But they have someone named Tiffany cross who evidently tried to make this story. You may have heard about it, like two were talking about loa, is the quarterback from Miami Dolphins, had a health related concussion issue, and it's turned into a big discussion point about when quarterbacks should be allowed to play with health potential issues in the NFL and not. Okay, so tua, so the background here is Samoan. Samoan, the faith, Samoan ethnicity, overwhelmingly, is the biggest percentage of NFL players, right? So American Samoa they turn out the samoans in general massive amounts of NFL players. Tua is Samoan. His coach is of mixed race, but is counted as a blackhead coach for purposes of the NFL's ridiculous identity politics. So this MSNBC analyst goes on and says, the reason tua is being treated the way he is is because he's a black quarterback with a white head coach. She got both things wrong, listen. Just for the folks outside of us who don't follow the sport as closely as you and I do, of course. I gotta say the optics just look bad. Does he all these black men crashing into each other with a bunch of white owners, white coaches and the complete disregard of black bodies and black life? I mean, it just represents a larger issue. And I think that's the problem. And with the NFL ratings through the roof, I just wonder what incentive do they have to just be better? Okay, so I love that she said a lot of people don't know this sport as well as you and I do. But again, tua is Samoan and his coach is black. And so the race of the players doesn't have a lot to do with the owners wanting their players to get back on the field. And now we're supposed to believe and we've heard versions of this before that adults who are paid millions of dollars creating multi generational wealth to play a kids game that people play for fun that people play to get out there and enjoy themselves and to play a game that many of our listeners in high school had the most fun in their lives was playing high school football from an athletics perspective. That is common. I mean, it's like, it's like being a kid getting paid to eat ice cream sundaes or something. It's like a thing that people love. I mean, I know, yes, you gotta work hard and all this stuff, but everybody, everybody works hard. The guy's showing up every day at the post office works hard. He doesn't make $8 million a year. So we're supposed to believe this is, this is racism now? I mean, at some point, it's so stupid. You just kind of wonder like, what do they think people are going to think? Well, this is the Tulsi Gabbard thing. I think it ties in. This is the talking points now of the Democrat party. Everything is a racist. Everybody is racist, even if you are making millions of dollars, remember Colin Kaepernick tried to say this was the equivalent of the modern day slave trade. I mean, he actually said that in Netflix documentary
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"Is Bloomberg law. A divided Supreme Court rejects a religious challenge. Tell us a little about the facts of the case. Peter views with prominent attorneys in Bloomberg legal experts. My guest is former federal prosecutor Jimmy garu joining me as Bloomberg law reporter Jordan Rubin. And analysis of important legal issues, cases in headlines. The Supreme Court takes on state secrets multiple lawsuits were filed against the emergency rule in this lawsuit for real. Bloomberg law with June Grasso from Bloomberg radio. Welcome to the Bloomberg law show, I'm Kimberly Robinson, and I'm Greg store. We're in for Jean Grasso. Coming up on the show, allegations of voter fraud in Florida, and a big new whistleblower complaint against Twitter. But first, the Justice Department is under pressure to change positions in a pending Supreme Court case and call for the justices to overrule a series of cases that critics say makes residents of U.S. territories second class citizens. With us is Neil ware of equally American who represents the plaintiff in the case, 50 versus United States. Thanks for joining us. My pleasure. I'm glad to be on your show. So before we jump into the cases that you're asking the justices to overturn these so called insular cases, can you tell me about what your asking the justices to do here? What is it that your clients are asking for in this case? So I represent John said he see Manu and other individuals born in American Samoa who are now currently living in Utah. And under discriminatory federal statutes, despite being born on U.S. soil, the federal government does not recognize them as citizens. Instead, labeling them with the subordinate status of non citizen national. So this means they have U.S. passports. There are Americans, but they're not citizens. And their passports in fact have a disclaimer in them saying that the bearer of this passport is a national but not a citizen of the United States. Now, whatever that means, I mean, that is incredibly confusing to lawyers much less to my clients. And so as a result, they can't vote in state or federal elections. They're ineligible for certain jobs. And all they're asking the court to recognize is what citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment already guarantees. That if you're born on sovereign U.S. soil, you have a right to citizenship. And so you said earlier that there's actually a citizenship clause in the constitution that says if you're born on American soil, then you are an American citizen. And yet the territories are subject to these statutes and that's where these insular cases come in, right? Can you tell us a little bit about the series of cases and what it is that they held? So the insular cases are a series of Supreme Court decisions decided following the Spanish-American War in 1898 when the United States found itself with these overseas territories like Puerto Rico and Guam that were inhabited by population that the Supreme Court Justices disparaged as alien races, savages, uncivilized, unset to be U.S. citizens. And up until 1898, the constitution had always recognized and lawyers had always recognized that should the United States acquire areas the U.S. territory, the people born there would have a constitutional right to citizenship, those territories would be on the path to statehood. But what the acquisition of these overseas territories, political leaders didn't want to extend those rights. The United States wanted to join the club of imperial nations. And the only thing really standing in the way of that was the U.S. Constitution. And so eventually in a few years after the executive branch in Congress tried to fuzz the lines, these questions came to the U.S. Supreme Court, which essentially ruled that Congress has discretion to act outside traditional constitutional limits. And that the people of these areas would never be on the path to eventual full political participation and at the areas could be held as colonies. And justice John Marshall Harlan, who folks may know as the loan dissenter and the posse versus Ferguson was also the most vocal dissenter in the insular cases. Really making the case that our constitution is anti colonial. What would overturning the insular cases mean for American Samoa and in particular, tell me if I've got this wrong, but I understand the American Samoan government has been on the other side of this case and they've expressed concern that there are some cultural practices in American Samoa like the collective ownership of land, requirements that a certain percentage of the people who own land have a certain percentage of their ancestry being American Samoan are those potential consequences that those practices would be deemed unconstitutional if the court were to overturn the insular cases. Yes, so kind of the most direct result of overall cases would be simply to return things to where they stood before them, which the United States has always had territories have always been part of our constitutional structure. Congress has always had broad power in those territories. But what the Supreme Court and Congress view prior to the answer cases was is that in certain stop signs of the constitution provides the citizenship clause that Congress has no power to deny birthright citizenship apply throughout the United States, including the territories. And what the tenth circuit and other circuits and other lower courts have done is dramatically expand the scope of what the insular case is actually helped. With respect to the opposition from elected officials in American Samoa, there are different views among elected officials within and between different territories. American Samoa physician comes down to this agreeing with the United States that Congress has unfettered discretion to answer this question of citizenship. And scholarship looked at these concerns about these land ownership rules, have really identified that they're not related to questions of citizenship or even the insular cases. In fact, an American Samoa right now, the current case law there a case was cited by three federal district court judges sitting by designation in American Samoa upheld those land rules without applying the cases framework, but simply applying traditional equal protection analysis which certainly applies in each of the territories today. That's Neil ware who represents the plaintiff in 50
"american samoa" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Of her teacher and mentor, doctor Harold humm. Her dissertation involved scuba diving off the Gulf of Mexico to document marine life. Her work became a landmark study in her field for decades to come. But Sylvia scuba expeditions were just beginning. In 1968, she joined the man in sea project. Where participants lived underwater for extended periods. Sylvia was the first woman to do this experiment, and she was four months pregnant at the time. In 1969, Sylvia applied to be part of another underwater habitat project, called the tektite two project. When the review committee read her application, they were blown away by her credentials. She had over a thousand hours of diving and robust research experience. But the committee hadn't considered that women would apply for this position, and they didn't want male and female scientists living together underwater. Instead, the committee tasked Sylvia with leading an all female diving team. In the summer of 1970, Sylvia and four other women descended into an underwater habitat off the coast of the U.S. Virgin Islands and spent two weeks documenting the sea life. Sylvia surfaced a star. She and her team were invited to The White House and honored at a parade in Chicago. She began speaking and writing about marine life, bringing her passion for the ocean to the public. Alongside her writing and speaking appearances, she continued diving all over the world. In 1979, she set the world record for untethered diving. Becoming the first woman to scuba 1250 feet underwater. In the 1980s, she cofounded deep ocean engineering and deep ocean technology. She even helped design deep rover, a submersible that could hold one person and travel up to 3000 feet underwater. Over the course of her career, Sylvia authored over 200 publications, lectured in over 80 countries, led over a hundred marine expeditions and spent over 7000 hours underwater. In 1990, Sylvia was the first woman to become the chief scientist at the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. She was named Time Magazine's first hero for the planet and received the Ted prize. Today, Sylvia continues educating people about marine biodiversity and fighting to protect the world's oceans. She founded a nonprofit called mission blue, which works to build a network of marine protected areas called hope spots. For more information, find us on Facebook and Instagram at will manica podcast. Special thanks to Jenny and Liz caplan from biting me to guest host. As always, we'll be taking a break over the weekend. Talk to you on Monday. Hey, well manica listeners, it's grace lynch, one of the writers and producers of womena and host of another W man original show, as she rises. All month long, we've been highlighting eco warriors, women who paved the way for today's environmental activists and change makers. To learn more about the contemporary women who benefited from these eco warriors, I highly encourage you to listen to as she rises. Climate change often feels untouchable. Other times we're so close to it that it's exhausting. It begs the question, how can we understand the climate crisis when we're living through it? Enter season two of as she rises, a podcast centering native voices and women of color that personalizes the elusive magnitude of climate change. As she rises combines poetry and storytelling to offer an intimate look at the climate crisis, each week, hear from poets and experts local to one place in the U.S. and territories. From the coral reefs of American Samoa to the sacred land of the Pueblo nation, we learn how climate change is affecting hometowns and what communities are doing to address it. Listen and follow, as she rises, wherever you get your podcasts..
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Russian Soldiers Leave Trail of Violence in Ukraine
"Retreating Russian troops leave trail of carnage and keeps outskirts. This is from the Financial Times yesterday and it is hair raising and bone chilling, car shot up citizens with their hands tied reports of rape of women followed by their execution hundreds of war crimes committed by the Russians as they were driven back by the Ukrainian troops. In Keith suburb quote, they shot everyone they saw. This from The New York Times this morning, bucha. Am I saying that right, generally Samoa? I haven't heard it pronounced yet. But I haven't heard pronounced yet, but my guess would be buca.
"american samoa" Discussed on KOMO
"Worthiness of daylight saving time Jeff Pogba got more from ABC's Andy field That is the question Jeff on Capitol Hill today where they had hearings about daylight saving time And I'm glad that you said that right daylight saving time not savings time Maybe the only thing I get right in this new show is here Yes they're debating and they've done this many many times over the years where they said you know do we really need daylight saving time anymore And the answer is always we don't know They roll up people for and against it There was one woman who actually thinks we should extend standard time That's what we fall back an hour We don't have that extra hour of daylight This isn't maximizes sunlight the winter mornings when we leave borrowed light to wake up and be alert and it minimizes sunlight late in the summer evenings when there's too much light can work against our sleep So there's that Of course the flip side of that argument is people like having it later longer after work so they can enjoy the day Certainly restaurants and other folks in the hospitality industry like it lighter in the early evening So they can get more people out and not sleeping going back home It used to be that the farmers were links we thought it was maybe it's a wives tale that the farmers liked it later in the morning so they get up and do their farm chores Necessarily needed that light in the afternoon And then there's the myth that it's really saving us energy but because we use energy all around the clock now with computers and TVs and air conditioners and everything electronic we don't really not saving that much energy So if you go back and forth these hearings tend to be a wash and nothing ever gets done about it So why now Why are they taking why is the Congress taking up this issue now It's like national peach day in Washington They have to vote on some I think they did pass national beach day So they did get something good This has been coming up at least as long as I've been in Washington which has been a 102 years And almost every year you see an hearing on this should we get rid of it Should we not get rid of it Some states are not waiting for Congress Arizona a long time ago way back 1968 they got out of it They experimented with a little bit but Arizona has not been in daylight saving time for a long time And then there's Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands Northern Mariana Islands Guam and American Samoa All places that for the most part are much closer to the equator where daylight saving time doesn't make that much difference as you get closer to the equator makes more of a difference when you go north I was in Minnesota You wouldn't think it's that far north but it is When daylight saving time switched over when it was back in May when we did those things And what was interesting is that the light was so bright because you're in such a high elevation on the earth or at least latitude that it stayed light when the sun was going down almost till 9 30 quarter to ten at night And of course if you were in the northern reaches of the globe up at the North Pole there are some places where the sun doesn't go down at all So the same time doesn't matter that much That's ABC sandy field talking with Jeff Poe jala Your money at 20 and 50 past the hour on northwest news radio The stock market's four session losing.
Asian American History 101
"american samoa" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"Heads by being the shirtless flag bearer in the opening ceremonies. Fun fact, he's the first winter Olympian from American Samoa in 28 years. You know what's amazing? Kai Owens. This teenage woman's mogul's competitor came back from having a very hard fall and injuring her eye and face in practice to finishing tenth overall in the competition. That was pretty gutsy. I stubbed my toe and I'm barely moving around. You know what's amazing, Asian Pacific Americans at the Olympics. As of the recording of this episode, the U.S. had 5 gold medals, Asian Pacific Americans, Khloe Kim and Nathan Chen, accounted for two of those medals, which means that 40% of the gold medals for the U.S. have been won by Asian Pacific Americans. You know, it's amazing. U.S. Olympic advertising. A lot of the posters feature 5 athletes and many of those show Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen some healthcare and Chen. It's just great to see so many API faces on U.S. Olympic promotional material. You know what's amazing? Chloe Kim. She became the first woman to defend her snowboarding gold medal, and she did it in decisive fashion off her first run of three in the finals. She also did it with humor and charm, talking about the churro sheet for breakfast and asking for a snack at her press conference. Fun fact, she hasn't lost the contest since 2019 when she competed with a broken ankle. Wow. You know what's amazing? The advertisers who are making commercials. Commercials featuring Madison chalk, Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen continue to highlight the impact that Asian Pacific Americans are making at the Olympics and will hopefully make it seem less foreign here at home. You know what's amazing? Beverly Jew. Also going by Julie. She's the young Chinese American who chose to compete for China as a figure skater. She's received plenty of vitriol on her less than fluent Chinese, and she still went out and competed. She also received plenty of hate for her poor performance and crying. The Olympics are a high level and stressful once every four years event. And many athletes are perfectionists and cry when they succeed as well as when they don't live up to their own expectations. The Chinese media is definitely treating her differently from the scores of American and Canadians playing for the Chinese hockey team who aren't fluent in Chinese and definitely didn't look great in their first game, losing zero to 8 to the U.S. team. You know, it's amazing. Eileen goo winning her first gold medal in the big air freestyle skiing competition. She did it by landing a double cork 1620 in her final run of the day. We looked it up. That's a move where you spend four and a half times while rotating twice off axis. I still kind of don't understand, even though I witnessed it, and I've read the description. It was amazing. Right. And I understand spinning. Right. It's the off axis part. Yeah. She ended up studying the French skier who was expected to win gold because she'd been leading going into the final round. You know, what's amazing, the treatment of Eileen goo by some people, including reporters. She isn't the only American born athlete to choose to compete for China or another the nation. But she's the only one to be repeatedly asked whether she supports China's terrible policies, treatment, and possible genocide of the Uyghur people. She's the only athlete that I've seen who's been asked repeatedly to weigh in on geopolitical issues..
"american samoa" Discussed on Short Wave
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There can be a really tricky system to navigate and physically. You tend to have a lot of different species that are actually quite dangerous. They seem dangerous, dangerous. Why? Well, I mean, dangerous just in terms of any number of ways, actually. So one is that the sort of platform that you're walking on across these spaces is not super solid and stable. Then if you are a person who is prone to spraining your ankles, that is very likely to occur. Right here. If you want to walk in those areas, but other things are just like they harbor lots of different kinds of species that are actually quite dangerous. Okay, so they're like complex superheroes like Batman. They have tricky backstories. They're like floods and climate change, but to hang out with sharks. And reptiles. But not all the residents of that mangrove apartment building are shady. These trees also provide shelter for fish, crab, snails, and other animals. So you have these habitats that tend to act as refuges for a species to come into. When they're vulnerable, they tend to grow in those spaces for long periods of time and then move out of those spaces when they become bigger. Sharks nurse in these habitats as well. So there's lots of different things that happen across a mangrove system. Okay, so you have like crabs and sharks and fish coming and sort of growing up in these mangroves because they're protected by these giant gnarly roots. And then once they're big enough to fend for themselves, they leave. Yep. That's exactly what happens. That's cool. Okay, so it's like a protective. It's like school. You know, they grow up and they learn to be strong and then they leave. I like that. But mangroves, they're not just protecting animals, right? They're also protecting people from floods. How does that work? So the prop roots of these mangrove trees will basically slow down waves that come across these coastal regions and it's called wave attenuation. And so that wave speed wave velocity, all of those things decrease as they come across these mangrove systems. And as they lose that energy, they then are less likely to damage and impact communities that live near or just beyond mangrove spaces. Is it just because the roots are so big, they're essentially forming like a wall like sandbags do for some places? Yeah. And very much a very similar way. So it's because they're big, but it's also because these trees tend to grow and really dense numbers. So because they have so many of them within a small area, they're also really working together to really cause that attenuation that then helps prevent damage that you might see along the coastlines due to tropical storms or other flooding incidents. So we're talking about flood protection, which is obviously important to the communities that live close to mangroves. But mangoes actually have a big role to play globally in protecting everyone. I've actually heard them called super trees. Do you think they deserve that title? I mean, I think they do. And so if we're talking about things that sort of a global scale, I think one of the most important and maybe underrated functions that mangrove systems perform is they do a lot of carbon sequestration. So they take a lot of that carbon dioxide that's in the atmosphere and it becomes a part of their the bodies of the trees because they use that carbon to build their tree structures and then over time when their leaves fall and land within the soil, they then get buried in the soil. So basically these trees are sucking the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and trapping it. Yes. So these ecosystems, they store a lot of carbon in amounts of their disproportionate to the size of these ecosystems. And so this is one of the ways that people are thinking on a global scale of how we can try to mitigate climate change. And so we need more mangroves. We definitely need more mangroves. In fact, many scientists say mangroves are a critical tool in the fight against climate change, but they don't seem to be a big part of the conversation for most people. And sadly, mangroves continue to disappear, which is pretty bad news because when they're cut down, they release that carbon they've been storing into the atmosphere. So among the biggest threats to mangroves currently are mostly human induced. The biggest one these days is really land conversion. So the majority of mayor of losses that we see across the globe are due to converting once was a mangrove into usually aquaculture spaces. So fish farming and shrimp farming that kind of thing. Yeah. So those are really, really big. And then the other one is actually climate change itself. One of the things that tends to be the most significant negative impact across these systems is sea level rise. These systems, even though they are well adapted to these wet conditions, they can't keep up with the pace. So basically they are adapted to salty water, but they're not adapt. The waters are rising too fast. The waters are right thing too fast. And you know, insofar as you can be adapted to having salt within your system that you are able to excrete. If you can't get oxygen, you can't grow. So let's talk about your research in American Samoa. What are you hoping to learn scientifically about the mangrove ecosystem there? So I am interested in going into these mangrove habitats and trying to understand what different animals play different roles within that environment. And so in order to do that, I basically set up cages across these landscapes and the cages prevent certain species from accessing areas of this environment. And so I can measure how healthy is this space with some of these species present and now comparing it to the health of the space when these species are absent to see what happens. Okay, so we want to see how these animals what are they doing to the city? How are they really contributing it to it? And will the man group fall apart if you take them out? My hope is that it doesn't, but the reality is that it would be good for us to know because the world is changing. And so we should be aware of what the impacts of those changes might be. Okay. But so we're talking about mangroves, but you're not just studying trees you're actually also studying the people who live around.
"american samoa" Discussed on Short Wave
"You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. Today, we're going to talk about a swamp creature, a gnarled thing that lives partially submerged in salt water and mud. But this creature isn't scary. It's actually quite beautiful. It's a mangrove tree, and it's got some pretty cool superpowers. For starters, it grows on coastlines, in salty waters that would kill most other trees, but not the mighty mangrove. They are able to effectively excrete the salt out of their cells. So they're like sweating salt. Yeah, effectively they are. You can find really cool pictures online of the leaves that just have these little like salt crystals on the surface of the leaves. Wow. Alex Moore's studies these salt sweating trees in American Samoa around the world mangroves only grow close to the equator. They love tropical and subtropical coastlines in places like Indonesia, Mozambique, and Brazil. In the U.S., they're in Florida. In many of these places, mangroves are under threat, which should alarm everyone because these trees have another critical superpower. They suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and trap it in soil and sediment. They're wicked good at it. By some estimates, mangroves can store 5 times more carbon than forests on land. And the secret to the superpower lies in mangroves most eye catching feature, something most trees keep underground. Their roots. They have like a relatively thin trunk, and then off of those trunks you have sort of this network of smaller root systems that you can see above ground that are called prop roots. Yeah, like these gnarly roots almost like something from Lord of the Rings. Yeah. These so called prop roots form a dense tangled network. They look almost like giant Ness. And in a certain way, they are because a lot of species grow up in the protection of the mangrove forest. Alex says mangrove forests are almost like a city, lots of animals live in them, fish, turtles birds, even crocodiles and sharks. So you can have a mangrove tree that is maybe just like an apartment building. And then you can have the mangrove ecosystem that is really more of the city that is made up of a lot of these different kinds of buildings. And these mangrove ecosystems, they have a big role to play in protecting.
Daily Coronavirus Update
"american samoa" Discussed on Daily Coronavirus Update
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No actually when you file a claim with geico you get your own dedicated claims team. Who promises to stay with you throughout the process. I've never known such loyalty. I can't wait for the second season. Geigo great service without all the drama. It's thursday september sixteenth. I'm oscar ramirez from the daily podcast in los angeles and this is reopening america. New census data shows that when accounting for pandemic relief aid such as direct stimulus payments and enhanced unemployment benefits the poverty rate fell to nine point one percent lifting nearly eight point five million people out of poverty. The other story we saw was the population of those without health. Insurance rose mostly due to people losing private insurance as they lost jobs. We will most likely now see arguments in favor of more aid like this to continue help lifting people out of poverty. Amy goldstein national health care policy reporter at the washington. Post joins us for more. Thanks for joining us. Amy good to be with you. Wanted to talk about this. Census bureau report on poverty overall in twenty twenty. Poverty fell It's kind of a weird accounting number. The official rate rose to about eleven point four percent of people in poverty in the country. But when you account for pandemic relief aid we're talking about the stimulus stuff. We're talking about enhanced unemployment benefits the poverty rate actually fell to nine point one percent So amy start off by telling us what these census bureau reports are and why they're important and then we'll get into some other The other numbers yes. So every year The census bureau puts out a couple of really important reports that basically document the state of americans wellbeing What are the reports is about income poverty and As you mentioned there are two poverty numbers that are used starting a little more than a decade ago The census began incorporating. In addition to the official poverty number something called the supplemental poverty rate and that takes into account. How many people are still poor. Even if you take into account all kinds of government systems that people sometimes get so. That's why we've got these two different numbers this year that are pointing in different directions At the same time the senses points out an annual report on health insurance in the united states and that too is considered the gold standard for understanding. What's happening with people's access to health coverage. Yeah and that's another important part and we'll get to that in just a moment So from the report we saw that eight point. Five million people were lifted out of poverty last year and they define that as a family of four living on less than about twenty six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars a year So i mean really i it shows that you know because a lot of people are losing jobs obviously throughout the pandemic all the craziness You know the the the stimulus payments and the enhanced unemployment benefits were definitely lifelines for a lot of americans. That's right So there are these annual reports and the ones that came out yesterday have been particularly eagerly anticipated By people who pay attention to these kinds of things because every year's report looks at the previous year so this is a fort For twenty twenty so was the first census figures that really take into account the experience at americans had during this grown virus pandemic. that obviously has such a huge effect on the economy and people's well-being and what the supplemental poverty figures shows. Is that the fact that congress and then president trump rushed out a whole lot of pandemic relief packages that included things like stimulus payments that millions of americans received a big difference in buffering would have otherwise been a much more severe decline into poverty. What are we seeing when this comes to health insurance because obviously a lot of people were losing their jobs so You know they had private insurance tied to their to their work. You know they were losing that. Obviously so what did we see when it came to health insurance well when it comes to health insurance The report yesterday showed that there are twenty eight million americans Who had no health insurance at any point last year in twenty twenty and that was two million more than was the case in twenty nine teen. Now what that figure masks is that there's been a shift going on. I mean for A number of years now The proportion of people in this country who get out benefits through their jobs have been declining. Now that was going on to some extent before the pandemic but as you say the pandemic caused especially in the early months a lot of people to lose their work and for those who've gotten health benefits to a job they lost the health insurance A few months later because the benefits kind of lingered past the job for a little while. But what these numbers show yesterday. Is that while the proportion of people getting job based coverage declined declined to full percentage point to a little more than fifty four percent. So just over half we're getting Health benefits through a job. The proportion to getting some kind of public insurance increased and that kept the overall uninsured number from getting even worse than it did so you had two big things that happened. There were some more people who joined medicaid which is the insurance system for people who are pretty poor in this country and the same time you had an even bigger increase in people joining medicare which is the insurance program. The federal government has for older americans. Now the medicaid growth was probably because of the pandemic but the medicare growth Was just because there are more older.
This Week in Travel
"american samoa" Discussed on This Week in Travel
"What side of the international dateline they were on they used to be the westernmost country was the last place on earth where the sun would set and now they're the easternmost So you actually have to change day. It's an american. Somalia is as the name suggests much more american. They play american football pretty much. Most of the great Football players you see in the us or professional wrestlers all have families which hail from american samoa so yeah very very fascinating place and really one of my favorite places in the world. Wow jen what do you got for us this week. Well thinking about places. I would like to travel back to. It's been a long time. But i love london and there's so much that i haven't done in that area that if i think about if i could go back to a place that i've already been to and i could stay for a bit and i could travel sort of like you do where every week you go to a new destination I would like to really go back to london and traveled. Will we lived there for a year. When core was little she was too. And i would just like to do that again. And now that she's almost chloe's age I just think it would be nice. We have friends there. So if i had to stay a really long time it feels like i could have that connection and community without having to start from scratch. And there's just lots of lots of other countries that you could go to stemming from their plenty that i haven't been to before so there's this Nice blogs from local mom called travel mad mom for parents who loved to travel and i really liked her list of the beth's things to do in london with kids it wasn't super heavy on selling packages their tickets which which you can kind of courtesy that with some of the other blogs but she hit up some things that we really enjoyed while we are there like the natural history museum I also really liked the transportation museum. The maritime museum. She has on her list. She has places where kids can travel. A can can play on on a sailboat. Lots of other things like watching the changing of the guard. I don't know how interested little kids would be in that. Maybe they would be but there are so many parks so so so many parks and my favorite park was clissold. Park next.
Max & Murphy on Politics
"american samoa" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Get this money out the door as quickly as possible. The program officially launched in june on june first with an online portal with separate applications for tenants than landlords pretty quickly there were reports of glitches. And then the heat really turned up last week on. There was some reporting in the associated. Press that basically the us treasury department which is tracking progress on these funds. They issued their latest report showing allocations through june of this year. A new york was one of just like a tiny number I think perhaps the only state in the country that had yet to distribute any of its money by the end of june Some other jurisdictions. Where i think puerto rico american samoa in a couple of other jurisdictions but basically you know most states have their programs well underway so that got some legislators concerned so the program is authorized in april set to start in june. It gets off to a very glitch. Easter what's your sense of. Why between june and now. We're almost in august. So little money has gotten out the door two renters and landlords who can apply for this funding. Yeah so. I think there are a few things here for a bit. More context late last year there was a much smaller rent relief program using cares act funding. Just one hundred million dollars administered by the state that program got. I think less than half of its funds out the door and was pretty widely panned as being requiring a ton of detailed documentation. So a big hope for this program when it launched was to have it be much more. Broadly applicable to more tennis. And just easier to apply for but on the other on the other side. You have this tension coming from the governor's office where cuomo you know will warn about potential quote unquote fraud in the system. So i think you know oh..
WWE Releases Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and More in Surprising Decision
"Buddy murphy. Santana garrett lana ruby riott alastair black and braun strowman all released from their. Wwe contracts are all Free agents now in the world well if professional wrestling is free agent so to speak. You know. I'm assuming that there's a ninety day non competes. Obviously i have no idea. I'm not. I don't know anything about law. I don't know anything about their contracts. I don't know anything about business. I watch a lot of wrestling but those one two three four five six superstars getting released. Come hot off the heels of last month's annex t releases velveteen dream. Jesmyn do vanessa born Schuyler story alexander wolf and those came right off the heels of april's releases from the main roster which shook the world. samoa. Joe bill kate. Peyton royce mickie. James chelsea green tucker policto beau dallas. Wesley blake and mojo rawley. And then of course. There were a handful of releases before that earlier this year. But i mean everybody's becoming a every went to business school today. You know i i. I don't think that it's levi. Came on. Here's that you know what i think you know what i think as i start to add up all the facts. I'm starting to think maybe. Wwe is preparing themselves for a sale. Like all of a sudden we all know about corporate business. Because it's the only way. I love it. That's what i love about wrestling. And i'm not saying it's not true by the way i'm not saying those. Those those thoughts are not good thoughts. I didn't great thoughts. I think that that's actually a pretty astute of sort of Analysis and a smart way of looking at what's going on. I don't think that that's there's plenty of of spots where you could see could. Wwe being sold to nbc universal. You know they're already paying two billion dollars for the network plus whatever money. They're paying for television.
Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament
"Crisis after the woman who won election last month was locked out of parliament and the previous leader claimed he remained in charge. Not only is the most peace and stability of state but also its relationship with China, which fax support development projects. Most newly elected leader wants to cancel. Members of George Floyd's
Samoa Is Set to Have Its First Female Leader
"For AstraZeneca. The tiny Pacific nation of summer is almost certain to have its first female prime minister on Monday and its first change of governing party in four decades. It comes after the Supreme Court overturned an edict by the head of state aiming to block the swearing in of parliament. After very close elections fee army Naomi Marta offer has shown
Weekend Edition Saturday
Sea Level Rise a Major Threat to San Francisco
"All over the bay Area by 2050 In less than 30 years. Projections show floodwaters swamping bridges, infrastructure and entire neighborhoods. KQED science reporter Kevin Starke has been following this story as part of the Pulitzer Centers nationwide. Connected Coastlines Reporting Initiative and Kevin East Palo Alto specifically, is one community really susceptible to sea level rise in the Bay Area. How much of a threat is this? Well, already Half of the city lies in a federal flood zone. It's bound by water on three sides, the Bay and the San Francis Skeeto Creek. And it's located in the South Bay, where tides of the highest during bad storms the city already regularly experience is flooding. The average high tide in the bay is going in one direction. It's up. Scientific projections show up to a couple feet of sea level rise by mid century, and then the rate of rise could dramatically increase beyond that, so this is truly an existential threat for the community and his power out there. Great and this isn't just about sea level rise right? There are larger social forces at play here, too. Absolutely. The community is roughly two thirds Latino, has a sizable population from the Pacific Islands. In fact, we interviewed people who emigrated to East Palo Alto from places like Samoa and Tonga, in part to get away from flooding and climate change on the islands on me to find that it is an issue here along the bay, so the effects of climate change disproportionately impact communities like East Palo Alto. Many people in the community that we spoke with talk about the cost of housing. There's been a lot of pressure. There is Facebook and Google and other big companies have built campuses nearby. Yet East Palo Alto is this
Riley Arthur shares journalism and publishing tips
"This schmear young. And i'm joined by my co host. Who's dealing with the frigid. Fifty degree weather in florida right now. Skip cohen own. Showing you get not. I mean it's hysterical. Because it's the way we dress down here like today. I've got on shorts flip flops and a flannel shirt that makes no sense and if the fashion police came by most of us would be arrested. So that is. Let's get into today's program because you end. Our guest are both hanging out in a very cold place in the country right now when it's perfectly appropriate to do a hot podcast. How's that that sounds great because it is twelve degrees right now. Right things that. I'll i'll do my best not complain about having to put the top up. Okay hey seriously. Riley joins us today and she is a testimonial to a combination of the grapevine and social media. And here's the fun aspect of how i got to know riley. A good buddy of mine in boston sent me an. I am and a link to her work and said hey you need to go talk to her so a phone call later. That opened the door to this michigan based documentary photographer. She's an art director. She's an accomplished author. She's a big believer especially in themed projects like her diners of new york. Which is a a personal favourite of hers. And i happen to love the just to if you've lived in the new jersey new york area. Then you know that diners are just an incredible Concept she's a national geographic explorer. She's a fulbright fellow and her work has been published in numerous magazines and is in the permanent collections of seven. Different museums nine. Oh there's probably nothing. Riley can't photograph but as a journalist. What i love most about her work is. it's just about the simplicity of life And sometimes obviously more complex than a complex and less simple in any event riley. If i haven't screwed up something in technology here welcome to the mind. Your own business podcast. Thanks for having me well. It's good to have you here and i really am. I'm outnumbered today. Because i'm always complaining about the weather or or making shamir aware that she's in the coldest place in the country right now and now. The two of you can share that misery law like complaint. It's nice to have some company. Let me tell you and and riley. I'm so excited to chat with you because it sounds like you've had a very interesting journey. And we were kind of chatting in the pre interview chat and it was interesting to learn that you are not originally from michigan. But from the lemme say this right. American samoa correct yes. Correct soren and raised. That's somehow you ended up here in michigan. Where we're just happy to be in the double digits today and so kind of. Let's kick things off by having you kind of tell us about your background. how you ended up doing what you're doing today and just how you got here well since you mentioned where i was Warren raised american saw. I think that would be a great place to start off so you guys might know. American simul from a number of things like you know american football players to you know a variety of other cultural touch points. But you know the first person to make american samoa on the mainstream was the anthropologist margaret mead and some of her photographs and writings about american samoa. so you know and Independent som- so you know. When i was young american sama as i told you earlier is the third wettest is place in the world gets a tremendous amount of rain and one of the things that happens is that mold grows on just about anything including photographs and vhs tapes. You know back when there while people are using those so we had a you know a a system where we would take photographs When our film was ready would send it off to get you know in the mail to get back in the day and we get our photographs back. My mom would fill a photo album and then she sent it off to our grandparents the store because if we kept them on island they would mold in a number of years. We'd have no relics of our family. History so i became kind of fascinated by sort of documenting a place in time and the fact that where we were from. We couldn't really keep our photographs if we wanted them to actually survive more than say three years so that sort of drive to document is really becoming a leading charge in fascination with documenting things and being sort of for that picks niche interests. That might be sort of going away. So that's sort of a long answer to your question How i got started in my career was. I had my senior thesis in my undergraduate degree. I interned at the oregon shakespeare festival as a theatre photographer
7.7 earthquake hits South Pacific Ocean
"Powerful underwater earthquake in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia and north of New Zealand. U. S Geological Survey says its magnitude is 7.7. A tsunami watch has been posted for those countries and for American Samoa, Fiji and other Pacific Islands. Officials in Hawaii say it is too early to determine if those islands are threatened. On Wall Street, the
John and Ken on Demand
California now ranks dead last in administering COVID-19 vaccines
"Okay bloomberg updated It's numbers Ten minutes ago two fifty five. Pm pacific time and california is fiftieth again according to the bloomberg numbers which they say they get from the cdc and other government websites. California has four point seven million doses that have reached the state but we've only injected one point eight million of them so we have almost three million doses by their count on the shelf. Of course as we have learned in the last twenty four hours california's reporting system is so screwed up that nobody knows if any numbers are accurate. There are mess finally a lot of media sacramento bee also going to time. San francisco chronicle have been sort of digging into the story. What they're finding out is really freaking confusing. Which being stake could be worse than this. I doubt it's better considering all the incompetence going on but for the moment We are in fiftieth place. Only thirty eight percent of available vaccines have been injected We're falling farther behind all the other states and a number of territories or independent countries that we provide health care services to islands out in the pacific We're just ahead of american samoa.
The RIFT Radio Podcast Network
"american samoa" Discussed on The RIFT Radio Podcast Network
"Orders conductor. So could they be using the salt or the seawater to cool to create. these are things. Maybe we should look out more when we talk about these things. Also if it is maddening derived magnetic pulse engine When it comes out of the water especially if it's seawater it's salt water. It's not undo. It's not going to displace like most people would think it would just fall away. It's not going to create a way. Quantum physics shows us that so this is amazing. Good questionably good points Off fairly wanted in qaddafi. Why dead fish floated up in certain areas. Then why birds fall from his guy. I will say that. There is a natural algae and ocean this fish Eat it they and they killed them and then the quick before they killed them. The birds eat the fish which kill the bird which kills version of rest type thing. Yeah yeah natural. Natural phenomenon causes the dead fish in the dead birds. Well i'm not sure about the dead birch dead fish. I agree with the dead birds. If you've and research that a little bit The last couple of kill offs dirt. The you know they did The the word for doing an autopsy on an animal is called into crops right veterinarians the crops. These animals birds and could not could not identify. Close it down And they fell out of the sky and arkansas and it would grant well. They dropped him like they didn't use dropping dropped and flocks groupings of hundreds of burs. Just falling out the split. That being said there have been where where red house wasn't reported. There have been a lot of like wales and stuff that a short hanley That's happening a lot more. And it's being you know something to look handed off as as a environmental you know issue you know. They sent him shop like bad. But i mean that's a lot of suddenly all wash up at one point or planet you know and scratch you guys i. I spent five years on an island in the south pacific when i was in assistant. Attorney general for the territory of american samoa and lived on an island and We went A friend of mine had a boat and we visit some of these little islands. That were uninhabited. That were just kind of cool. Beach and We walked through the other side and it was like three feet of plastic You know water bottles You know floats from from fishing boats and just a crazy collection of stuff. And i just thought.
"american samoa" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Like death ability. Those days. You know, But you know, nowadays you went all we do that We were doing the light ones. And when I was talking to chief for Poppy Opa, he told me that these days, a pretty common punishment would be like making the person feed the whole village feet. The village So that means when you cook a lot of food and 50 case, chicken 50 case that Detective Taylor 50 cases Wahoo And plus, But, chief My mother told me you know if you keep breaking the curfew over and over again, you can still get kicked out of the village, which he's seen happen a few times in his life. So so, okay, So so One of the arguments that is made is like this would not pass muster under the US Constitution. Yeah, definitely wouldn't. Yeah, but the thing is like These guys aren't really the government. If you look at it one way, it's kind of like a gated community or a country club you opt into living there. And you opt into, you know, living under these rules, But the fear is that if everyone born on the island were automatically granted citizenship, then a bunch of other U. S laws might Start getting applied here, too, And they wouldn't be able to do things like these curfews. The reason why it's such a existentially threat to American song wants to become US citizens. This is Dan again by birth is because the 14th amendment also guarantees equal protection under laws. He thinks. If all American someone's become birthright citizens, it's not long before everyone born on this island is given that equality under the law. But that word equality historically, and even now, that's such a Difficult, complicated word to get around because U. S citizenship is not something that's applied in a pure way. He's saying that Historically, it's mixed with free market profits. The ideal of equality it actually gets mixed in with other realities, capitalism and the interests of people in power and the artificial population of lands that were People by native peoples, and the result has been time and time again that indigenous people have ended up losing their land or cultural practices. Someone's we have a saying. What do you know? Nobody. I'm Manu. Manu Lip. A little panda. Careful that you're so eager for the fish that you end up losing your net, okay? Let's be careful that we don't go after U. S citizenship and forget that we have so much to lose our net being our land and our natural resource is in our culture and our language. Things that have been lost by so many other native peoples. And I'm sorry. You a U s citizen? Yes. Many people here are U s citizens there. So are you saying Well, I'm sure you're staying. If you're us citizen washing everyone else become you, citizen. Yeah, I guess I guess like what is the lot do you feel as a U s citizen? Do you feel like you've lost something? I, as an individual haven't lost something because I am part of an extended family that lives on family lands. So So could they not live on family lands as U S citizens? Yes, technically speaking here I am a U. S citizen there many of us who are U s citizens we could live on family, Lance. We do live on family legs. So So what I want to understand like, what is it about granting us citizenship? Birthright U. S citizenship two similar. I guess I have to paint the picture even more so And then he explained to me that there's a law in American Sam a law that says You have to be 50% blood. Someone blood. Toe own land. Like even if Sam, one person wanted to sell me or like, give me their land, they couldn't by law, so someone from some country say Uh, Mean everyone picks on China these days delivery. Oh, Someone from China moves here and, uh, the law's changed and it lost, says anyone born here is a U. S. Citizen. Okay, So this person here China, you know, builds a business becomes a wealthy businessman from China, and one day he wants to buy land. And the last say Well, no, we can't sell view these lands. But he says no, I want to buy that land and I have the right to buy that land. Okay? That's what I'm talking about. That's the threat. Finally, he was like, Think about it like if everyone born here is a birthright citizen and everyone has equal rights here, it's not long before Chinese person is born here. That's a U. S citizen. They have equal rights to the land as someone's do. And Dan thinks they could sue to make that blood sample in law illegal so maybe not in one generation, but in a couple of generations. Blood. Someone's would lose their land. That's a threat. I guess you have to imagine. What would Hawaii be like if they didn't lose other lands the way that they had See we to us. What is what we never want to become. You know, you learn at the airport in a way. Who do you see? Where are the Hawaii? It's you know, for us to look at Hawaii is to look at a sad story. You know, so Um But everything I say you have to also remember where are loyal and patriotic people. It's worth pointing out that American Samoa has one of the highest rates of military enlistment. Of any U S date or territory. They say the Pledge of Allegiance at school in the morning they learned U. S history learn about the U. S constitution. But this is still our home, right? We still have to protect it. Do you think what's happening here? The land Curfews, this sort of thing. Do you think it's unconstitutional? Oh, I can give you literature that says it's repugnant. To the U. S constitution. So you do think you do think it's some kind of you think it's unconstitutional or people say you are I'm not saying it's unconstitutional, but We do understand that there is a view that it is considered racist and unconstitutional, but it's also It gives us a chance to survive. I'm not.
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"american samoa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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Scuba Shack Radio
"The documentary chasing Coral premiered in July 2017 and it is a powerful film and since we've been talking about coral reef conservation at the shop thought it would be good to do a review of chasing Coral here on scuba Shack Radio. I watched it again a few days ago and it was just as impactful as the first time I saw. The documentary was conceived by Richard veevers who is currently CEO of the ocean agency. Richard worked at a top London advertising agency before he got involved with a passion on Ocean conservation. He was working on a project called Excel Caitlin Seaview survey regarding images of coral reefs that's where he started to understand the impacts of coral bleaching. Around this time. He watched a documentary called Chasing Ice produced by Jeff orloski and chasing Coral was born. I thought I'd give some key statistics on what it took to put together chasing Coral first. It took about three years to shoot over 500 hours of incredible underwater footage off. There were Thirty countries contributing to the documentary and more than 500 volunteers involved just an incredible effort. The film won the People's Choice Award for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding nature documentary. Jeff Orlowski was originally from Staten Island, New York. He went to Stanford to study anthropology got into filmmaking and worked on the Extreme Ice survey that turned into Chase nice in 2009. He found it exposure Labs a production company focused on socially relevant issues. So chasing Coral is really about the quest to document with imagery a coral bleaching event. By reviewing what was happening at carries forward Reef in in the Florida Keys and at airport Reef in America Samoa. They determined that they would need to build a viable underwater time lapse camera. That's when they go to a company in Boulder. Colorado called view into the blue and they were going to build a housing. That would keep it self clean. It just so happens the exact Rego works at view Into the Blue. He describes himself as a coral nerd and becomes a main player in the documentary. With the cameras developed, they deploy to Hawaii Bermuda and the Bahamas and they put down their cameras and wait a couple months to get the images. It's a failure. The images are out of focus a lost opportunity. It's back to the drawing board to fix the problems before their next attempt. The next opportunity is on the Great Barrier Reef. They head out deploy their cameras and wait a large typhoon impacts their plans. So they read the place to another Island lizard Island, but they aren't able to take any of their special cameras the team needs to do time lapse manually that means going out every day setting up the camp exactly as before and getting the photos painstaking and exhausting after more than a hundred days. They complete the work over that timeframe. The coral has bleached died and his overgrown by algae Zack is extremely emotional at this incredible loss. It's crazy to think of water temperatures at 95° Fahrenheit, but that's what it was dead. Another team went to New Caledonia where they observed an amazing phenomenon fluorescent corals an attempt to Shield itself from the temperatures an amazing sight am amazing colors just before bleaching extremely sad to see the corals stunning last gasps. The documentary continues with Zach and Richard presenting their work at the international coral reef Symposium in Hawaii the time lapse photography of the coral reef dying over a two-month period of dramatic and overpowering the reaction of the attendees demonstrates the sadness. The film wraps up with Jack diving with one of his Heroes doctor Charlie Verona Pioneer in Coral research and conservation. They are diving on a beautiful unimpacted part of the reef off Charlie reflects back on maybe he didn't do enough. Maybe we all need to do more. Corals are being assaulted on many fronts not just climate change but pollution sunscreen and carelessness citizens are trying and we need our governments to act as well. Perhaps a new day is Dawning. If you haven't yet seen chasing Coral. You can find it on Netflix. Please find a time. You won't be disappointed. If you've already watched it believe me. It's worth watching again. We can't let them
Trivia With Budds
11 Trivia Questions on Biggest Cities in States
"Biggest cities in states came. So I'm GonNa give you a state. And then you have to think about what is the most populated city in that state sometimes, it's the capital sometimes, it's not. So keep that in mind while you're trying to answer these were to jump into eleven of them right now. Here we go. All right. Guys. Here we go. Just tell me the most populated city in the state that I provide. Here's question number one Alabama. Number. One was Alabama number two is Connecticut. Number, three is Florida. What do you think is the most populated city in Florida number three. Number FOUR IS IDAHO IDAHO Number Five, we've got Kansas. Kansas. Number six is main. What is the most populated city in Maine? and. Number seven Maryland. Seven Maryland. Number Eight is Montana Lot of states that start with 'em number eight Montana. Number nine is Vermont Vermont. Number ten is Virginia Virginia. And the bonus question is tough on what is the most populated city in American Samoa what is the most populated city in American Samoa? Those are all of your states and areas that you had to try name the most populated city and will be right back in just a second with the correct answers. We are back with the answers to this round on populated cities and states. Let's see if you were able to figure all these out. Number One Alabama was Birmingham Birmingham Alabama number one Birmingham Alabama. And number two. We head Connecticut, which is Bridgeport Bridgeport Connecticut number two bridgeport. Number. Three was Florida and Jacksonville Jacksonville Jaguars down there number three Jacksonville. Number Four Idaho is Boise Boise. NUMBER FIVE KANSAS WICHITA WICHITA Number six main most populated city is Portland Portland Maine. Number Seven Maryland Baltimore Baltimore. Number. Eight most populated in Montana is billings. Montana
What's Good Games
Ghost of Tsushima Has People Excited
"Happened. Today was playstation should their state of play on ghost of Sushi MMA And I think I said that correctly and if I didn't marry sorry but so the game you are unfamiliar on Sushi. My Island in twelve seventy four The game revolves around one of the last Samurai Jin sky. During the first Mongol invasion of Japan the Mongol Empire Empire has conquered and devastated many countries and Sushi. Bach have to pause and like. How do I pronounce? This is the final obstacle between the mainland Japan and the huge Mongol invasion fleet. Jen is one of the few survivors of clan. Has World is shattered and he faces a difficult decision to continue fighting the way he was trained or unconventional means. He's resolved to do whatever it takes to Liberate Samoa. General have to master a new fighting style the way of the ghost to defeat the Mongol Empire and fight for the freedom and independence of Japan although they had over the course of this roughly twenty minutes that they had on the state of play. They covered multiple topics. That will go over individually all a small for you here now. We'll dive deeper into each. So they covered exploration they covered combat. Which is two styles? Samurai ghost there was customers character. Customisation photo mode The fact that there's a really awesome Japanese soundtrack not soundtrack voice tracks what it meant to say and then Samurai cinema
Just like in a monologue when he would blow a joke and it would get a laugh
"One one of of course course okay okay now try to get spring time okay springtime when it's springtime when spring well oh man so there you go Pancho yeah it's really funny you know anytime Johnny had animals on and the segment turned out to be a wash out it was always hilarious because of Johnny just like in a monologue when he would blow a joke and it would get a laugh it was almost funnier than if it was a good joke and it got a laugh so god that's funny wonder what ponchos doing today now he said he could believe he could live to be seventy or eighty in the in the clip he said enough lived to be seventy right now I'm just like that guy probably dead center that was thirty is thirty nine years ago well I hope we can still be around probably you know just play in the clubs yeah on the kilometer gaze touring yeah Pancho the signal well now he's doing virtual tours yeah he's he's in his state of recording the rituals in its cage according virtual sorrow for the internet oh boy all right poncho all right every every morning at two thirty with a morning at two thirty you get to hear some lovely comedy from the classic Johnny Carson again Johnny Carson Assad's showed every night on antenna TV must see television right there okay we're back to Samoa slang terms that don't get used as much anymore how about can you dig it Cyrus user from the warriors a car near older grant don't worry nobody's asking you to grab a shovel and dig a hole digging something means that you understand what's being said I get the I get the last piece of pizza can you dig it the lady I always thought this one was ridiculous it may sound like a pet name for your grandma but old ladies actually term of endearment for your girlfriend or wife example now I can't hit the clubs tonight my old lady is waiting for me at home how is it a term of endearment that sound like a term of endearment nana particularly yeah I know the old ladies waiting for me at home why just color ball and chain the old ball and chain all right freak flag people still use this one don't say what like let your freak flag yeah hi yeah I guess so that's a that's a phrase when Jimi Hendrix declared the song in the song if six was nine yeah he was gonna wave going to wave my freak flag high read a whole new way of announcing that you're the weirdest one in the room example it's great to get wild tonight I'm gonna let my freak flag fly all right how bout dah how about
AP News Radio
Let the sun shine later as daylight saving time back Sunday
"Don't forget to turn your clocks an hour ahead this weekend for the return of daylight saving time it's spring forward or fall back and Sunday morning at two AM is the return of daylight saving time for most of the country sunlight will extend longer into the evening but the shine will take longer to emerge in the morning and some will feel a little sleepy having to get up an hour earlier the time change is not observed in Hawaii most of Arizona Puerto Rico the US Virgin Islands American Samoa Guam and the northern Marianas standard time will return November first I'm Jackie Quinn
AP News Radio
Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden
"Mike Bloomberg is out and endorsing Joe Biden a stunning collapse for one of the world's richest man Bloomberg had pinned his hopes for the nomination on the super Tuesday states but one only the territory of American Samoa Bloomberg had poured more than five hundred million dollars of his own fortune into the campaign but voters ultimately rejected his argument that he was the candidate best positioned to defeat president trump who called a mini Mike because he's short I'm ready to fall lay
The Economist: The Intelligence
Joe through a rough patch: Bidens super Tuesday
"This campaign sent down trump packing yesterday. Super Tuesday former Vice President. Joe Biden captured a clutch of states on the way to the nomination. The Democrats presidential candidate voters in Texas echoed. The view that Mr Biden presents a decent of reliable candidate in I've known so much about him for so long and he's a man of honor integrity and I think he will be excellent Senator Bernie. Sanders won his home. State of Vermont looks to be ahead in California for all the talk in the party that he would be a perilous pick plenty like his politics. I voted for Berry because he wants to get better rights. Everyone and then free healthcare but after a surge in South Carolina at a super Tuesday showing early promise of Mr Biden's campaign seems to have returned. Joe Has unbelievable sense of the understands people and he's been there and I trust them and it's why voted for him. Joe Biden had a very good night ethnic relative to expectations. And that's what matters most John. Prideaux is economists. Us Senator Bernie Sanders his two one. California which is the most delegate rich state but Biden did really well in other states including Texas which he wasn't projected to win a new few weeks ago. His campaign was being written off as being so dead and buried and people are encouraging him to drop out he now looks suddenly very competitive with Bernie Sanders and maybe even the likeliest nominees the Democratic Party. And how do you think it is that he managed that comeback? I think this result is a surprise. Joe Biden did well in South Carolina. Better even than people are expecting he was top of the polls there for a while but he really beat Bernie Sanders by a long way and this is a terribly cliche overused word. In presidential horse. Race Commentary Jason. But he's carried that momentum into Super Tuesday and done really well and it now looks like a prostitute horse race between him and Barney Saunders and what kind of nightmare standard have well. He didn't exactly have a bad night in the sense that he won. California the most delegate rich state he's done well in Colorado Utah. Put Tonight I tell you with absolute competence. We're going to win the Democratic nomination. I think relative to expectations having won the first few contests in the primary. It's not a very good performance for him if you look at his delegate numbers it looks like at the end of the night. He won't be miles behind Joe Biden but his campaign have been hoping that Super Tuesday would have put him so far ahead that he'd be the presumptive nominee and that hasn't happened. What about all the other horses in the race though well a couple of the horses dropped out before Super Tuesday? Both Pete. Beauty Judge Amy Klobuchar rivals for the moderate slug of Democratic voters dropped and endorsed Joe Biden before these primaries. That appears to help. Joe Biden a good deal. And how do you see that narrowing going forward well? Especially we'll be within Mike Bloomberg stays in. He said he would no matter. How many delegates we win tonight? We have done something. No one else thought was possible in just three months. We've gone from one percent of the polls to being a contender for the Democratic nomination for box. I think his performance was so poor that I'm not sure. He has much of a case to stay. Despite spending about half a billion dollars in advertising he did win American Samoa. That's not a great prize in the Democratic primary. If he works dropout I expect that would help Biden again. And what would really help? Biden is if at Mike Bloomberg puts his political funding his political machine that he's assembled very quickly behind Joe Biden both in the primary and then in the general election. What about Elizabeth Warren? Though you haven't mentioned her I didn't mention have for good reason Jason. She hasn't won a single state. That is a surprise. There are plenty of good things about her candidacy. She's rather skillful politicians. She has lots and lots of detail. Policies which is either a good thing or a handicap depending on your point of view and it looked like she might be just left wing enough to excite the party whilst being centrist enough not to scare to many people but she really hasn't done well she seems to have been another victim of this overcrowded. Primary She's also saying that she'll stay in the race. So here's my advice. Cast a vote. That will make you proud. Cast a vote from your heart and vote for the person you think. We'll make the best president of the United States but it's hard to see much point in her doing so particularly after she lost her home state in Massachusetts so once again in this election cycle the talk in early stages was just how broad The field was and now it's been narrowed down to to Washington heavyweights who've been in politics forever. How do you suppose that's happened from all that? Talk of of change and younger faces and diversity down to kind of a bit of the same old yeah. This is a very odd feature the Democratic primary isn't it? I mean if the two candidates are Biden and Saunders and one of will face Donald Trump in November donald trump will be the youngest candidate that race and the choice will be between three white males in their seventies. That's quite surprising. Given where the Democratic Party field started out and I think the main reason for that is just. There was so many candidates in the race. Jason that quite a lot of potentially rather good candidates got knocked out early on weren't able to pick up enough momentum when able to get any purchase in early primaries so I think that's really the reason why we've ended up with these. Two very familiar figures that both of them started with a bit of an advantage in that they had to some extent a group of loyal voters. They're really only candidates in the race. Who are in that position and in such a crowded field. That's quite a good place to start. And so is what we're seeing here. Kind of coalescing of the fear about Bernie Sanders and the degree to which. He's he's just kind of two out to too far out to to the left. The idea here. Is that Mr Biden is is the safer bet. D Do you agree with that assessment? It certainly looks that way to me. I mean I thought that it would be certainly a risk for the Democrats to run Bernie Sanders against president trump. If you asked Democratic voters they say their number one thing is that they want a candidate who can beat Donald Trump but then that opens up a whole argument about well what kind of candidate can beat Donald Trump and. There's one theory that you need to take on kind of firebrand and a fellow populist like Bernie Sanders. Different kind of populist. And there's another school of thought says. Actually you need to play it safe and Joe Biden is the ultimate sort of play. It safe candidacy. He's not terribly exciting as a candidate but looking at the numbers are lots of analysts thought that he had perhaps the best chance of beating Donald Trump so it looks like the alarm about his candidacy that it just might be taking a huge risk in. What's a very consequential? Election seems to translated into poor results him on Super Tuesday. So as you say we're entering a period where it's essentially a two horse race. Do you have a sense now? That things are crystallizing. A bit how it might go from here. I think one thing we can certainly say is the voters have a habit of confounding the predictions of pundit. There's still quite a long way to run in this thing and room for further slip up so I'd be reluctant to say Candida. Xl definitely be the nominee. That said it's still. It's quite likely that the Democrats will end up with a contested convention in July. And I say that if you look at remaining states is Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. Probably need to pick up maybe sixty percents of the remaining delegates. That's a high proportion and if I the Santus. All Biden fails to do that. The Democrats end up with a contested convention. So that's still looks like it's a fairly likely outcome. And so what are the things to watch as more primaries play out I think the things to watch our does Michael Bloomberg stand the race if he gets out how does that affect is Bernie? Sanders is Joe Biden. Able to build up such a commanding lead that they can win this thing. Outright get a majority of delegates before the convention or whether we'll end up with contested convention in which case people are going to start to get very interested in the intricacies and the rules of contested conventions. That's something we discussed on checks and balances on the economists other podcasts recently
Monocle 24: The Globalist
Breaking Down Super Tuesday's Results
"Have Texas called in the last five minutes by the Associated Press Four Biden which was a slight surprise. I mean this was something where it was looking like a sanders victory up until a few days ago the polls were deadlocked and what happened is in the last three or four days Bernie Bernie Sanders Lost a lot of states that he was slated to win and Joe Biden consolidated a significant chunk of the Democratic Party. So is this a two-horse race? Yeah I mean I think the question is is it a one horse race There there is a possibility that Biden will create an insurmountable lead Going into next week Because one thing that's also very striking if you look at the results is that Biden performed everywhere except for the places that had high proportions of early voting in other words. Four people voted before south. Carolina's results were known and the narrative was that Biden's candidacy was flailing and Bernie was ascendant. So in in everywhere else Biden really over performed in a big way. The other thing that's very important to note is that Sanders argument throughout this campaign has been that. He brings new voters to the table new voters to the ballot box and that simply hasn't been shown by the data and in fact last night everywhere where turnout was up dramatically and it was up dramatically in some key states biden one big so for the narrative that we need a large coalition to beat. Donald Trump in November. The data is showing. That Biden is doing that and Bernie is not and if you're Bernie supporter. I can understand that it's something that's a difficult pill to swallow but it's what. The empirical evidence is showing through these Super Tuesday results. I mean because sound is slightly scary for some voters because of the socialist labeled but he's not really socialist in the sense that we would understand it. That's right I mean. I think the when you think about this from a UK perspective. There's a lot of Corbin. Comparisons Bernie is not Corbin. He's not nearly as far left as Jeremy. Corbyn but the US is not as far left as Britain. The US is right of Britain. And I think what's also crucial to keep in mind here is that the twenty twenty race is going to be decided by six. Maybe seven swing states. And when you look at which ones those are. You're talking Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona. Florida Georgia those states have very little in common culturally. The one thing they have in common is that they're ideologically moderate and so when you look at places like I'm from Minnesota which trump lost by one and a half percent whether Bernie is socialist or not. That label is highly unpopular in the mid west. It's highly unpopular in places that are ideologically moderate. And so I think that you know Bernie was going to face. Some serious roadblocks to winning in November against trump with some of those label. Some of his comments from the past. That wouldn't have played well in the sort of you know bread and butter mid West Swing State voters who are ultimately centrists so Tuesday was going to belong to Bloomberg if we believed Bloomberg. That clearly isn't the case. Is he still in with a chance? And if he's not might he take those vast funds and place them behind some other candidate? Your answer great question. I think this is one of those things where you know for Democrats who have divided opinions on the candidates. I think the last night in America was a victory for Democracy with a small D. Because it showed that money can't buy elections. He spent a half a billion dollars. Five hundred million dollars and lost everywhere except for I think American Samoa. An overseas territory. So what Bloomberg is likely to do. I mean I've seen reports who knows what will happen by senior ports. He's going to reassess his candidacy tomorrow. if he's smart and his advisors are smart. He'll drop out Wednesday morning. Us Time and throw his billions of dollars behind whoever the Democratic nominee is and I think just to you a scale of how rich Michael Bloomberg is. I did the math on this if I gave you. Five thousand dollars a day every day. Three hundred sixty five days a year. I would have had to start doing that in thirty two. Thousand B C Twenty. Two thousand years before the woolly. Mammoth went extinct for you to have as much money as Michael Bloomberg today so he has a lot of cash and that cash is going to go very likely behind. Joe Biden's candidacy in the coming days and very much the sharp end of the Spear Against Donald Trump going into the general election. So before we get onto what I suspect is really very good news. Just a quick chat about the other candidates Elizabeth Warren and you'll see above who are still in the race. I mean seem not for much longer. Yeah I expect. Warren will probably drop out tomorrow. Tulsi Gabbard Should have dropped out months ago. Chelsea Gabbert has a constituency of exactly one person in that person's name has Tulsi Gabbard But you know Warren Warren I. I've been surprised by. She ran a formidable campaign. She's extremely smart and has done a great job in exciting of voters about her plans. So I would expect that there will be a push to get her endorsements For either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. I also think that the the Democratic nominee would be very wise to pledge to bring Elizabeth Warren at at a minimum as a core adviser for the campaign the administration And possibly as vice presidential candidate or a senior adviser in the I also I mean the piece that I'm writing for the Washington Post. This morning is going to call for Biden to come out with a vice presidential pick now and I think the reason for that is because the party is divided between the sanders farther left wing and the Biden more centrist moderate wing and binding could go a really long way if he announced somebody like Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris Stacey from somebody who fires up the Progressive Wing of the Party And and causes who are a little further left of bite into say you know what he understands us? He accepts that were part of the coalition to win and he's going to be running the candidacy that speaks to us. Not just to the moderates and of course the bottom line is who can beat trump. And you're of the opinion. That could be done. Yeah I mean I think this is something. Where were if you look at the swing states? That matter in November Biden is somewhat tailor-made for those states And there's been this narrative since two thousand sixteen because the political class so to speak was surprised by trump's victory that there's the secret sauce. That trump has that. He'll win no matter what but if you look at the polls. I mean most of the national polls have Biden up by eight points to nine points against trump and keep in mind. That trump was so worried about biden beating him that he able to get impeached over it. Dry trying to trying to damage Biden. And if you look at trump's tweets he is trying to say you know so. Division on behalf of Bernie saying the Democratic Establishment is trying to Rob Bernie Sanders supporters of their victory. Simply because he thinks that the way he wins either with Bernie candidacy over the divided party. Keep in mind that the the Democratic Establishment did not rob Bernie Sanders of the voters. The voters robbed Bernie Sanders the voters in this time because You know he he. Simply he lost the race You know ran I think fairly squarely one thing. That's very interesting to note going forward if Bernie decides to stay in the race. Even if next Tuesday's results are not favorable for him is that in two thousand sixteen when Bernie Sanders was trailing the delegate count. He said that it should matter. Only if you get a majority of delegates not a plurality he was going to fight to the convention and try to say though pick me as the nominee even if I don't have the most delegates this time around when he's had the most delegates when he's been the lead he said the exact opposite he said. If you have a plurality of delegates you should be the nominee will. We're headed for a scenario? After last night in which Joe Biden goes into convention potentially not with a majority but with a plurality and Bernie Sanders is on the records. Now saying that person should be the nominee so he may end up regretting Those words but it is. It is something that sets a precedent by which even if Biden does not get over the fifty percent threshold. That the rules say you have to. You could have his main opponent on camera many many times saying that effectively. If he's got the plurality he should be the nominee. I mean. A gamer of then Biden may yet beat trump. But we're assuming that this will be a fair fight and of course. There's nothing that you can see him about trump. We do not know how how badly he may try and ski this race. Yeah I mean this is why prognostication is a very dangerous game in In Two thousand twenty is that you have a lot of things that trump is going to be willing to do to break the rules. We we've seen that. I mean he was impeached because he tried to use US foreign policy and hundreds of millions of dollars to get a foreign government to investigate a political opponent in two thousand sixteen. Of course he called to jail his uplift his political opponent And and of course there's going to be the wildcards of Russian interference information more at CETERA. But there's also the wild card of the corona virus and how that's going to affect the race which causes some serious uncertainty forecasting months if not weeks into the future and we don't know how that's going to shake out but yes I mean I think if you're looking at places where trump is vulnerable and where he needs to win. Joe Biden is the candidate who is more like voters in those states than Bernie Sanders. I mean is something where you know in Minnesota where I'm from a neighboring Wisconsin. Both States Democrats need to win if they WanNa win and twenty twenty. Those states are not the ones calling for a socialist revolution outside of potentially progressive core in the urban centers. And what Biden did last night. Was He brought suburban voters to the polls and those people are the people who propelled the Democrats to the twenty eighteen victory in the house. So you know it's about building. A coalition of Progressives ideological moderates and even some Republicans who thank you know what trump is not a safe pair of hands to have when the country is facing a crisis like it is with corona virus. I think that might be the argument going forward. Brian. Thank you very much indeed. That's Brian Class in. Incidentally it's the first time I've seen him smile since two thousand and