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The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

Dr. Lee Yardley

04:00 min | Last week

The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.

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Military Crackdown in Myanmar Escalates With Killing of Protesters

World News Tonight with David Muir

01:23 min | Last week

Military Crackdown in Myanmar Escalates With Killing of Protesters

"Overseas now. Protests against the military coup claiming more lives in myanmar people reportedly killed the bloodiest day since the coup a month ago. Authorities reportedly firing live rounds demonstrators running for their lives the us embassy condemning the government violence. Here's abc's julia macfarlane tonight. In myanmar of violent crackdown police using tear gas stun grenades water cannons to break up unarmed crowd then reportedly opening fire. You and human rights officials say at least eighteen. Protesters killed dozens wounded chaotic scenes in hospitals as medical teams race to treat the injured for weeks a show of defiance in the streets. Often military generals seized power detaining. The elected leader aung san suu chief protesters demanding her government be reinstated at the un myanmar's ambassador making an emotional plea for help. We need fun. Uh strongest possible action from the intonation community ending his speech. They symbol of resistance but later state tv announcing that diplomat had been fun. Happy with tonight. The white house has released a statement saying the. Us is alarmed at the violence against peaceful. Protesters administration is now preparing further action against those involved. Wit jillian mcfarland. Our thanks to you

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Is Astra the wrong vaccine for border workers?

Coronacast

04:46 min | Last week

Is Astra the wrong vaccine for border workers?

"One of the big milestones we had about yesterday. Was that the oxford astrazeneca vaccine. I devices of that have arrived in australia. Which is something that we've been waiting for. We're in phase one of the role at at the moment and those are the priority people. And i thought that those people were getting the fis at shot. But now we've got the oxford esters shut here. Are they going to be getting that as well and should they be getting that as well. We're in the press release from the prime minister and the minister. They say that they will guess. That's what they say in the press release and in fact the minister himself a week or so ago a press conference said the same thing that there would be a mix of these vaccines and the trouble with. That is an an accord. Chris murray who ahead on seven thirty last monday which he was. Who's the head of the institute for health. Metrics evaluation in seattle is. That astra is the wrong vaccine. If you're looking at borders let's pull back a little bit about what you're trying to achieve and your vaccine strategy are vaccine strategy is really for a country that has lots of covid around in the middle of covid outbreak. Because you want to partake. H care quite rightly aged care. Workers quite rightly you want to get in there and then you want to protect the rest of the population you want to. Doctors nurses people who work in hospitals all that nor question and we still want to do that but if the virus gets in through the borders that's how the virus gets seen it doesn't suddenly pop aged care home or residential care or pop up in the alfred hospital in melbourne. It comes from overseas. We'll come back to the new zealand situation currently in a minute. So the total strategy in the first instance should be about the borders if we can keep our borders secure. The virus won't get in and then we've got time to immunize for safety reasons. The rest of the population and so astro is the wrong vaccine for. That is not the wrong vaccine. I'll get. I want to say up front. I will get the astro vaccine. I'll be happy to get it. It will protect you in severe disease. But it won't necessarily protect our borders. It will against probably against the uk variant. It's not going to protect almost certainly against us at african variant which only showed ten percent efficacy against. We don't know what is going to do against the brazilian variant which shows vaccine escape. And there's the california variant in american various which. Look as if they might be a bit vaccine resistant themselves and so what we should be doing is saying well astra's fine and the scottish artist suggests it's fine for preventing severe disease but that's for a country that we should be covered getting in the first place. So that's about the pfizer vaccine because it stops transmission. More effectively than the astra zeneca vaccine. I it works within three weeks. You don't have to wait. Three months for the efficacy. Second reason is that moderna there is no. There are no data drawn. Skerritt said on chronic is last week for pfizer. But it's almost identical vaccines to madeira and moderna reasonable efficacy against the south african vary not great but much better than ten percent and and it gives stronger immunity faster so for our borders we should be using pfizer and getting quick protection and we should be protecting their households. Because where's it gonna go after they get infected should he be infected. And if it's the south african is going to go to members of their households at a higher chance so their families or flatmates should be immunized with pfizer to and then the third thing that we should be doing which nobody's talking about just wondering why not but when i talk and by the way this is not necessarily me talking actually sounded out on people who know what they're talking about who aren't where willingness to publicly contradict the government. They say es actually what we should be doing and it's largely what new zealand is doing. They are immunizing. their hotel. boorda workers and their immunizing their families. They've had an outbreak which will come to in a minute. The other thing we should be doing is actually having a forward strategy. Which is if you want to get back into australia. Get immunized and we should help them so some vaccine doses could go overseas to australia. Scott send send it over to make sure the co chain right to our consulates and remember. Pfizer is not quite as temperature sensitive as people say. It's it's a problem once you've dominated you've got to get rid of it but it's not quite temperature sensitive as can last for a while so if you're an australian in london paris and new york senate to this german embassy or their physicians. They've got doctors attached and immunize streams. Get them to pay for. It is cheaper than a hotel quarantine and so you. Don't get on the plane until you've had two doses and you waited another two weeks so you're fully immunized

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US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

"An intelligence report has been declassified about the killing of a U. S. based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in twenty eighteen at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul Turkey the reports of Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approve the killing the prince said in twenty nineteen he took full responsibility for the killing since it happened on his watch but denied ordering it press secretary Jen Psaki says this will re calibrate the U. S. relationship with Saudi Arabia the president raises a house do everything that does every official at every level concerns we have about human rights abuses and steps that we expect the government officials in the country to take moving forward Democrats are pressing for strong action against Saudi Arabia possibly sanctions at Donahue Washington

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Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

07:40 min | Last week

Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias

"For the first time since he was inaugurated president. Joe biden tonight has ordered. Us military strike the pentagon says. The president ordered airstrikes in syria around six. Pm eastern time this evening. This is the statement that we got announcing the start from pentagon. Press secretary. John kirby he said quote at president biden's direction. Us military forces earlier this evening conducted air strikes against infrastructure utilized by iranian-backed militant groups in eastern syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against american and coalition personnel in iraq and to ongoing threats to those personnel specifically. The strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control. Point used by a number of iranian-backed militant groups this proportionate response was conducted together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. More on that in a moment The operation sends an unambiguous message. Statement continues president biden will act to protect american coalition personnel quote. At the same time we have acted any deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. like that statement tonight from pentagon. Press secretary john kirby announcing these us airstrikes eastern syria now in terms of what these air strikes were in response to this month in iraq. There have been three rocket attacks publicly reported in the space of a week the most recent one targeted the us embassy in baghdad. That was three days ago to rockets fired in that attack fell inside the green zone that heavily fortified area around the baghdad embassy there were no injuries From those two rockets on saturday it was four rockets that had hidden air base north of baghdad. That injured one person but last monday it was a more. A more consequential attacked. It was a dozen rockets last monday. That struck the usually peaceful northern iraqi city of bill that killed that attack killed one american civilian contractor and wounded nine other people including several americans at the air bill airport now it has been widely assumed that it was iranian backed militias that were behind these rocket attacks. Iran has denied any direct responsibility but the attacks have been seen in in many quarters as a way of sort of testing. The waters with the new administration should also be noted. That president biden took office just days after the one year anniversary of the us killing. Iran's top revolutionary guard general and a missile strike. Something iran has promised to take retaliation for the other context. That's important here. Of course that the biden administration just a week ago announced that they're ready to hold talks with iran on possibly reentering the nuclear deal that was designed to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. That was the deal that president obama entered into with iran. That president trump pulled out of as we've been reporting the story trying to understand the scale of these airstrikes night. We have just gotten some tape from the brand new defense secretary. lloyd austin. He spoke with reporters on a flight back to washington. He had been visiting. Us military facilities on the west coast. This was on board the plane back on route to the. Us's coast a target that we would after we know what we get and and we're confident that that target was being used the same shia militia that That conducted the strikes. You're very deliberate about our approach as you would expect this to be You're allowed to it. Occurs the iraqis to investigate develop intelligence and very helpful to us and refining target. You i was season was my recommendation We said a number of times. We will respond At you know on our time line and once again we wanted to be sure that the connectivity and wanted to be sure that can't the right dr sites it was today. Yes issue one defense secretary. Lloyd austin that's tonight we just got in that tape moments ago. Speaking about the first military operation of the biden administration. these airstrikes on iranian backed militias in syria. The administration says they are response to rocket attacks that targeted u s and coalition forces in iraq. You just heard Defense secretary austin there say that it was president who authorized these strikes And he did so this morning per the defense secretary's read out to reporters tonight joining us now. For more is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard. I didn't expect to have you back on the show so soon after talking with you last night on a totally different matter Joining us on short notice tonight to help us help us through this. Not not a problem. And i was speaking short while ago with a senior. Us official with direct knowledge of this This was a a message to iran and iranian backed militias. According to this official. And the message was that the united states will no longer tolerate harassment will no longer tolerate attacks rocket attacks missiles attacks and particular the attack on your bill of earlier this month was seen as something of a watershed moment so this was a a message. That times have changed that. Even though the president biden wants to negotiate with iran this administration does not want to be bullied does not want to be pushed around is not going to accept the Increased military action that put us personnel and allies at risk. So this was. This was a strong message. It was described to me as the The carrot the stick in the carrot and stick of diplomacy and deterrence that the. Us is offering the carrot. They wanna get back to talks but they also are using the stick for the for the first time today and sending this message. The target that was hit was described as a series of buildings that were used to supply and support these different militia groups. A kind of a border crossing area on the border between syria and iraq. the militias. That operate in this in this area do often cross the border. The fact that the strike took place in syria is also significant. It take some of the pressure off of the government of baghdad. So this was a a very carefully chosen target. It was a calibrated response. Trying to hit specifically the militia that had been targeting the us forces and allied forces and also to send a clear message to iran. That times have changed now. The official said this is also a message to iran and the militias. That things are different than they were. Under the trump administration under president trump and by way. We almost went to war with iran in a very similar circumstance. That that we're in right now. About a year

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Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

Unholy

03:42 min | Last week

Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies

"The story coming out of israel this week. was That israeli journalists. Kelly cohen reported that israel's going to send one hundred thousand vaccines to nineteen nations around the world. Some of these nations announced that they were moving are had already moved embassies or missions to jerusalem honduras guatemala czech republic. There was no debate at all In the security cabinet no authorization by the justice. Minister of foreign minister and benny was the defense minister. And by the way interim justice minister said that thinks he's a running running kingdom and not a state by this decision obviously. Israel's already criticized for not making it a priority to vaccinate. The palestinians may talk a little bit more about that. But it isn't making us look better right this these one hundred thousand. Vaccinations being sent abroad. No i didn't think it is. Because i mean vaccine diplomacy which is a new thing now in our will. But he's a real thing you know with china india jostling with each other to distribute vaccines to win influence and goodwill in asia etc. You know united arab emirates is is giving vaccine to egypt. Obviously this is a thing to be doing. Russia trying to boost its profile. But the problem here is. It's very transparent. The israelis basically rewarding friends. You know that hungry set up. A trade mission in jerusalem or the republicans promised to do something similar and therefore because of that recognition Be wants to reward those countries Vaccine i mean it goes down well for the reason you know. Which is the story. A big story around the world is that israel is not accenting Its nearest neighbors and therefore misses something. I think about vaccine diplomacy well. Why don't we just talk about that. Because of course that has reached a new audience that notion of what israel's doing not doing vaccine right and it reached a new audience in you're referring to the snl clip that How shall you say this. Caused a bit of a ruckus this week. So let's listen in and talk a little bit more about reporting that the vaccinated half of their population. And i'm gonna guess it's the jewish half. I mean obviously you mentioned this. Jonathan about how if I think you said this one of the previous episodes if this was new zealand. We wouldn't be hearing at the end of the vaccination thing but because it's israel and it's politically charged. There's there's added complexity to the story. Yeah i mean you know you states say. The snl clip went viral jojo. Avars use that word to me. That was a big moment. Really because it's mainstream american comedy. If that is now it seems to me. There's a judgment there. Such a night live making the among its audience. There will be a perception as a more left wing. Frankly view of israel than i think would have been true a generation ago And you can make a joke like that sort of edgy but the the among kinda millennial snl audience who. Let's say you know. Revere alexandria ocasio cortez. The idea that israel is basically a little bit racist is a joke that lands without audience. That's what i think. Snl thinking there and just on the point about vaccine diplomacy. It seems to me that is the piece that's missing. Which is okay. You think you get a little bit of goodwill in hungary czech republic or whatever but actually what is noticed around the world and we can get into the arguments for and against is. The palestinians are not being vaccinated by israeli vaccine. And that's the big picture to the point where it took butter than snl joke.

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Massive fire engulfs home near DC's Embassy Row; firefighter hurt

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | Last week

Massive fire engulfs home near DC's Embassy Row; firefighter hurt

"Wednesday together a breaking story we've been following for you this overnight. Early morning a huge fire on embassy row this early warning, D. C. First responders were fighting a two alarm fire on the 2600 block of 31st Street. Northwest 13 story home has mostly collapsed, They say. Officials say it was undergoing construction prior to this blaze. DC fire also says the flames extended to the neighboring houses for a time, but Are under control this hour. The good word is no injuries have been reported stable double d t o p one. Oh 3.5 FM and, of course, double duty GOP dot com For the very latest will bring you the new information as it becomes

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Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

"City despite the military threat to use lethal force 1000 protesters have gathered near the American Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the way but left to avoid a confrontation. After 20 minutes three trucks with riot police arrive nearby. Protests continued in other parts off the city to factories, workplaces and shops are shuttered across the country. In response to the call for a nationwide strike on Sunday night, the military warned against plans for the strike. However, one man who owns our bottled water business

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Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 weeks ago

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

"A large protest has taken place in mammals because city despite the military threat the use lethal force against people who join a general strike more than one thousand protesters have gathered near the American embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the way left to avoid a confrontation of the twenty minute tree trunks with a black please arrive nearby protests continued in other parts of the city to factories workplaces and shops are shuttered across the country in response to the call for a nationwide strike on Sunday night the minute she warned against plans for the strike however one man who owns a bottled water business in the capital city was closing his factory down and joining the demonstration I'm Charles collect as much

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Sexy is Timeless With Luisa Diaz

Cafe con Pam Podcast

05:10 min | 2 weeks ago

Sexy is Timeless With Luisa Diaz

"Luisa the welcome to come see us fan Saddest On people well-meant went guantanamo's kenneth lisa. What's your heritage come from who kansas louisa. Well kidneys louisa is trying to figure it out. But i i tell you what i am and what i've been doing what doing so i am not enough from venezuela in i grew up in venezuelan with my grandparents with i adore magnum weather. I grew up in small town in venezuela though what the super super state and they have the opportunity to come to the united states. And then some i came here to study. I went to the university to four business when i came here. Didn't know how to speak english at all in a hear about that. You didn't either an idea exactly what you may show one of your blood. 'cause i wanted to learn so bad so i wanted to surround myself with people that only speak english because i wanted to ask so. It wasn't very hard challenged. Because when i went to college didn't know how to speak english at all i so i knew in. Ibm it goes. I guess he'll was in noise Yes so but i didn't give up. I finished my education which was So so so happy and telling you a little bit about me from venezuela combing In had done so many other. Great things that you're going to be asking reward about it but you want me to answer the specific questions seven steps news. Okay good question. i can't him. I got married my first mary. I and my sick of marriage. Now when i met my hus- every though so i will have because my husband used to work for the american embassy in meeting in my country when i was ecstatic in one of the university concert that that was administered. Minnesota was beautiful lone That you here panda venezuela unfortunately very very sad contouring. Now people that really hungry that is not venezuela i grow up the minnesota eyebrow was a beautiful country has beautiful memories of my country. Anees very sad to see the country. The people desperate this matter saying is not the same by that is not when you are hungry on the is doing nothing for you. You know people lose the dignity people whose fact people lose who they are is like you said different things is that the footing is likely john gordon. My concert right now on his breaks my heart by amid my husband there in move here in continue with my education so that was the freeze tonight. Came him so you met him there and then he was like it's time to move back home anthems banana. Who does yes. We got married in my country and then via allows magnon. No noise is so funny but cook when the when i met my husband ex husband you know. He wasn't typical american told Blue is very hansel. I guess he has the most beautiful blue eyes is like. I was saying lowest. Lou is by didn't know how to speak spanish in. I didn't know how to speak english so when we met. He says ola senior double nita us like okay. So we went out a few timelines for launch. He used to pick me out for launch in. We launched and we'll look each other and we couldn't speak with assist mile. It was so cute in. We need that like a couple. Moore's acrimony guests at the ultra takeover. Nicotiana kimmy get it. I see it knows or he does he hope one day i said to hindu nowak. Don't call me don't call me anymore. I need to speak to you. I need to talk to you. Glad continual and so he was very sad in three months. He called me back. He was speaking spanish separately. Sap cohe layer is finding by himself. She in the newspaper bowl. So classes i Three mosey call me and louisa. Komo is task unit seat on more. Saudi yo who is there who is this. So yeah and how our love story star mary. Yeah

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UN asks Emirates for 'proof of life' for missing princess

Not Too Shabby

00:50 sec | 2 weeks ago

UN asks Emirates for 'proof of life' for missing princess

"United Arab Emirates has said that Princess the tea for the daughter of the ruler of Dubai is being cared for at home. Supported by her family and medical professionals. The United Nations had asked for proof that the princess was still alive. Video recording shot secretly some months ago, Princess Latifah said she was being held prisoner and feared for her life. Now, while all Mark Huffy reports, this is the first time the U A E has responded to the videos broadcast by the BBC. In a statement issued by its embassy in London, the royal family thanks those who have expressed concern for Princess Latifah's welfare but say the media coverage is certainly not reflective off the actual position. Her family's say that she's being cared for at home. The ad. She continues to improve and we are hopeful she will return to public life at the appropriate

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Myanmar rattled by army movements, expected internet cutoff

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 3 weeks ago

Myanmar rattled by army movements, expected internet cutoff

"US numbers of demonstrators defied orders against protests and took to the streets of Myanmar once more to March against the military takeover that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi laws demonstrations were held in the major cities of Yangon Mandalay and the capital not PPL as well as in far flung areas dominated by ethnic minorities protesters near gone again rallied outside the Chinese and US embassies thank you Beijing a popping up the minute you regime in a proportion to the factions sensing the military resistance also took place in cyberspace hackers deface the government's needs website replacing its ten page with Watson pixies against someone to take care of a the accident took place after the routing to into issued a new order suspending several basic civil liberties the recent order allows authorities to carry out searches and make arrests without warrants and permits the detention of detainees for more than twenty four hours without permission I'm Karen Thomas

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Viggo Mortensen on new movie 'Falling'

Popcorn with Peter Travers

07:40 min | 3 weeks ago

Viggo Mortensen on new movie 'Falling'

"This is popcorn when we talk about. What's out there at the movies. There's a movie out there now. Called falling vigo mortenson. My guest is starring in it with this time in this movie falling. He also directs. It's the first time it's his feature directing debut and it's in many ways at top story but it's vigo to me. It's him saying. I'm going to take this on and see what happens. And what happens is so incredibly moving so figo. Welcome good to have you. Thanks is wonderful to see again. What i can't say. What attracted you to this because you wrote. This is something that came out of your own head and it feels very personal to me. But i don't know just help personnel. This it is personal but it's also I mean it's largely a fiction fictional family but the foundation of it is feelings. I have for my mother especially but by connection to my father as well into my childhood and adolescence so there are elements of truth. As far as i remember an memory subjected that after do with my upbringing and even with the aspect of dementia that that's dealt within the story. I've had a lot of experience with that. Both my parents stepfather grandparents. I've seen it up close in a caregiver. And it's something i wanted to explore. I wanted to explore the limits if there are any communication especially with people that you have a hard time communicating with other. I wanted to just more than anything asks questions. Rather than give answers. Ask myself questions and maybe half the audience are the people that you can't communicate with our the people. Obviously there are people that want to communicate with are there. People don't deserve to be communicated with or listen to i personally. Don't think so. But as person makes their own decision about that. It's i wanted to look fine. I wanted to explore the idea of empathy of communication and closer. We've gotten to the release of this movie. Which is february fifth. Us canada unexpectedly an away. Unfortunately this movie and the polarization the conflicts with this family that it deals with problems of communication are more timely than ever. Well i mean we come in the way i see admit point even low. Your movie is there's a great many flashbacks. And i should just say up front. That basically you're playing a gay man with a father who is suddenly hit by the ravages of dementia. It may even early onset and yet through the flashbacks in what we say we see. This man has always been difficult. He's been more than a handful. You know he's a racist in him. There's a person who can be a bowling and yet through the flashbacks to we see that he's capable of love. He's hard to take and yet we feel that we haven't seen except toward the end of the movie. What it was like when your character decides. I'm not gonna play at his wet. I'm going to try to give something. That is empathetic rather than something. That's hostile john. Is that yard. You're in sub it in your own life when you dealt with now in. My father wasn't anywhere near as difficult to deal with. We had better communication than john willis do in this story though sunan father but but my father was a man of his generation. He was not american use denmark but he was raised on a farm born during the depression went through the german occupation during world. War two ran away from home when he was fourteen You know self taught person who then eventually after he married. My mother moved the united states. He somehow got into business. School finished it in half the time by doing night courses nine. Just a determined person. Very self reliant. But like many men of that generation he was kind of even in his gentlest moments. A my way or the highway kind of guy. And that's just the way it was. And then you didn't adapt to changing times that well either the sixties the seventies is like what the hell's going on from their point of view. Why can't things just be the way they should be in. Men and women are women all that stuff and so there was a bit of that on my dad but but he was nowhere near as it was not as much of a conflict as you as i depicted in the movie. It's a fiction as i say this story. Even those became a father son story a basically the moral conscience to like the the the the fulcrum emotionally morally of the story really is is the mother for me. Is gwen by hannah. Gross the inspiration and the reason that they argue a lot. You know both father and son and also father and daughter. My sister played by laura. Linney the bone of contention. Is gwen a lot. So that was an important role and i. I guess that character resembles my mother and my relationship with that character in in the movie is more like my relationship with my mother than than the relationship with the father's like my own father. There's there's a lot of you that i see in this character in terms of how you play it and also how you directed wrote it which is nature of you know we see this man. He grew up in loved the farm. He loved it. He related to the horses to the answers like you. you know. there's something about nature where the best of him somehow is shown when he's with these animals he can't seem to rang. The embassy has them to is actual family which people in general yeah. It's just kind of tragic when it is said it is said and you know it's no accident that the first third of the movie threaded through it is this sequence that has to do with the duck the sequence of events right from seeing it shooting it bathing when it's sleeping with plucking cooking it and then finally you know eating it sharing it that way. let's that john that grows up to be your character of sleep. Was the dead duck. He lets him do that. He does some well. Yeah that whole thing. The story was away to introduce among things. What you're talking about the relationship that that family has with nature expos with life and death and all that would nature you. You all grow up for time on on a farm. I grew up in part. I bo bo cities and farms. I mean i learned to ride horses. When i was really little when i when i could walk and And my dad was someone who was raised on a farm And he introduced me and my brothers at the earliest possible age to campaign to know how to make a fire to forests and rivers and animals and fishing and hunting. And all those things. So i was very much part of my

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The Worst Video Game Launches In History

Gamepinions

06:14 min | 3 weeks ago

The Worst Video Game Launches In History

"Fallout seventy six. And what makes while it's seventy six so interesting is I i actually really like fought seventy-six like i really really enjoyed that game. I know that it was bare. And i know this story was kind of like i. I was kinda lean like going through and finding like all the different audio clips and stuff before they started adding in other stuff And i know that they kind of made it conveniently based around just like the story of the game like. Hey you're the first ones out like it's kind of it's kind of bullshit like i mean you kind of know that they weren't really i guess planning that from the beginning but anyway there was just there was so much that happened when that game launched and the first part of it that i find really interesting is that people were mainly upset with fall out seventy six when it came out because it was exactly what they thought it was gonna be yet and you know what the backlash on that game started even before the game came out to if you remember when the beta released there was a ton of issues with the beta because apparently it was only playable certain time i for certain periods of the day certain times i think that there is an issue where the beta would not let you uninstall it when you're done with it and i think if i remember correctly too i think didn't something crash where you had to re download it again like so people remember that and then know whatever it was. They had to rerelease the download because was corrupted. I don't know if that's exactly what it was. But something caused you to have to retaliate again. And it's not a small game. No yeah. I mean internet these days you know. Most people have pretty high speed. But this i mean this game came out three years ago. I wanna say at that point so it's kind of funny that leading up. You knew that game was just going to be a giant mess and we bought it because we like fall out and it was okay. I don't know that it was as bad as everybody made it out to be but it definitely wasn't good I didn't buy into that story at all about no. Mpc's it's ridiculous center. They tried to sell that so hard. They're like yeah but in this world there are no mpc's and it's like okay. I don't want this isn't story. I wanna i wanna follow like it's uninteresting. The robots because like that the best thing with fallout is like the different factions. And the people you meet you need that it just got boring. That's why we stopped playing is because we were doing. These quests but every quest was like go here scan if you things download things and read. That was the other thing is is because there is no embassy story was told via like notes and things you discover and i don't wanna do. That wasn't fun. So i think we just stopped because it's just really boring. Well it's funny that you mentioned that. Because i was. I was talking to kim earlier. And i was like. Why did we stop playing fall at seventy six. And she's like there is a main story mission where we had to kill somebody but they're already so we couldn't couldn't advance so i mean we just kind of shrug shoulders and that was that i had seen enough. I was like this is not doing it for me. This is not fallout. It's not it was literally felt like a gain. A totally different game with like a fallout skin. And if you remember you remember the other thing too so do you remember the collector's edition for that game. I do have this written down to think. They got sued instantly because one of the things they had was they advertised. This like this bag. It was supposedly a messenger bag. Yeah and the images that they would show it look like it would be a high quality bag. Have you got limited edition. Which i think was like three hundred dollars. Yes i think. Yeah they got this tiny like little plastic. I can't even call it a bag. You couldn't use it all and people were like what the fuck what is this. It wasn't even funny people like angry. Like what is this. Give me my money back. And yeah they got. They got sued and they had to actually recall it and they had to I had that a district preorder wound up cancelling it. But what i remember getting these emails. Is they You had a form and they had to produce the actual bag that they were gonna make any told you. Hey we'll probably have this in like six months or so. I think that's what it was. I got one ship to me like months and it was still a piece of crap back. It was awful. It was slightly better than i. Guess the one that people had gotten i ever got the original bags. Cancel the preorder. But i did get the replacement bag. I guess because they had a priori file but total mess from start to finish. What makes it even funnier. Is that when they were trying to correct that wrong. They ended up dachshund like everyone that put him a support ticket on their website. So it's like how our best as fallen and just sad todd house. We deserve better. That's the thing though it's like okay. So the game has bugs. But it's really redundant because it's a pathetic game so it's like you know what you expect when when you get it but it's just hilarious that all this other crap happened after the fact is just it blows my mind looking back at that i. It's just insane. And what's what's odd about fought seventy six is that it actually got like a redemption story arc. They added more concert and people said the games. Now so it's it's just hilarious. It's so hilarious. We've been talking about going back and playing it because we never played it after The update the major update. So yeah i mean maybe we can have a redemption You know maybe we can follow up and and Confirm or deny it actually is a good game now but yeah i've heard the same thing with the updates. It's actually pretty playable. I'm pretty enjoyable. Yeah have like a battle royale mode in there too. I think which is kind of you remember. I did want to play that. I remember when they showed the trailer for that. And that did. I was like okay

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Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:53 min | 3 weeks ago

Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

"Last week's data in myanmar provided the new us administration of president joe biden with its first major foreign policy crisis. We now have an idea of america's response. President biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the coup leaders. This will be followed by measures to block the myanmar's military access to government funds held in the us. Further measures seem likely showed the gionta not to american demands that democratic order be restored one by louis lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors liu first of all this all seem certainly measured against the last four years widely normal. Doesn't it well it does. You're right andrew. It does seem normal and there is a policy process in washington. That was carried out there. Tony blinken and president biden consulted with about this issue and then came to a decision to impose sanctions so very normal. Didn't learn about it by tweet. Sort of back to the good old days of foreign policy. I think not that. I'm wishing to sound overly nostalgic four the immediately preceding four years. But in an instance like this is this orthodoxy helpful. I mean the demand. Maurice generals rather priced this in. Wouldn't they well. The process and the consultant with allies is helpful whether sanctions themselves will be useful remains to be seen sanctions. Tend to have very limited effectiveness and the people who are targeted by sanctions. In this case the military leadership Tend to be able to to be somewhat immune to the effects of the sanctions. They and so the. Us has walk a very fine line in trying to punish the leadership but in a way. That doesn't actually trickle down and really hurt. The the average burmese people who who are responsible for the the off course well just as a general principle then. Is there any reason to imagine that the people behind the coup. D'etat actually care what. The united states thinks that. This point probably not much reason to think that they care you know. China is their number one trading partner. They do roughly three third of their trade with china and the us is not even in the top five list of trading partners So you know it's great that the us has a couple allies on board. And i think the tony blinken talk to his japanese counterpart yesterday to to sort of coordinate a little bit on this but if china is not going to impose sanctions which they won't it really reduces the effectiveness of what the us can do in that especially in that country where we have very few ties. So how much of the american response. So far and i guess what we might still see often. American response is not so much the new. Us administration hoping it can affect an outcome in this specific circumstance but is more trying to set a general tone trying to establish. This is how this administration is going to do business. This is how we're going to react to things. Yeah look. I mean even if even if the sanctions are completely symbolic sends an important message that the that the united states will not tolerate this kind of activity and will work to promote the the sustenance of democratic governments around the world if the united states had ignored the coup in myanmar mar. I think that would send a message to people thinking about overthrowing governments around the world that hey we can do this now and get away with it now. The burmese military leaders may still get away with it remains to be seen whether the us sanctions will have any effect or not but the us had to send a message in some ways. This is a new administration and we're gonna take democracy seriously. How much more. Careful is the united states being about me on mob this time than it might have been during the previous stretch of military rule because in that period of course it did seem like a much more straightforward good guys versus bad guys proposition than you had this. All neha canonized a leader in waiting under house arrest on sang suci Whose stature. I think has been somewhat reduced by her own complicity with the people who've just thrown out of a job. Yeah i mean certainly. Her stature has been diminished over the last years in. Not just yeah. i mean. Basically because of her alignment with the military leaders in sort of her reaction to the the genocide in myanmar. That said i think the united states is trying to look at is not from the perspective of individual personalities but from the perspective of the principles of democracy and our unwillingness or or distaste for To go along with with appearing to support a military coup so we have to come out. The united states had to come out and strongly against this coup and short of military action economic sanctions against the people who perpetrated a coup really. The only way to go for now. The united states does of course have a diplomatic relationship with me on march for the moment at least any way you have been a diplomat serving abroad for the united states in a in a circumstance like this is there anything ambassadors another embassy staff on the ground candu or is it more likely case. They've just been told to make as little noise as they possibly can. Well i think the probably been quite vocal. I think in and you have to walk a fine line. You don't wanna be so vocal against the new leaders in the military that that you get thrown out of the country because certainly that is a possibility now. But you wanna make america's presence known and you wanna know you wanna make america's policies known so my guess is that Certainly through social media which is of limited value in me mark. I think the government has cut down. Cut off a lot of the internet but they they will be trying to work through their networks of of Dissenters and people in civil society to try to get the word out that the united states is with you. And we're working on this. How important is it to the united states to get at least some sort of result out of this. I mean i understand what you're saying about. How the united states is obliged to lay down the law here especially with the new administration but he is there a risk that they are seen to have done exactly that and have not make the blindest bit of difference to anything. Well there is a risk. I mean if if the us government left it as it is now the just the sanctions. That would be a worry but my guess is that Tony blinken will be is embarking on on a of diplomacy with counterparts around the world to try to to you take it to the next level not necessarily only through sanctions through a global reaction against this coup again. It comes back to the challenge. That is hard to do something. The un security council If china doesn't go along with it and china's unlikely to go along with any condemnation of the military leaders in in myanmar But i think tony blinken will certainly be trying to rally allies onto the us side honest

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NBA says all teams must play national anthem after Dallas Mavericks stop playing it

Big Al and JoJo

01:20 min | 3 weeks ago

NBA says all teams must play national anthem after Dallas Mavericks stop playing it

"Are saying that they are no longer going to play the national anthem before tip off. Mark Cuban confirms that the organization has ceased plane the anthem before games and does not plan to play it moving forward. Mavericks made no public announcement that they were planning to do this. Nor did they reportedly announced or explain internally. No further explanation is yet been given by Cuban or the Mavericks, the league spokesperson. Said that under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit. The national anthem has become a point of contention and the in the country after Colin Kaepernick began kneeling as a form of protest against police brutality and injustice against minorities in the country, Of course. It has taken place now in pretty much all sports don't know if that has anything to do with it. But because of you said that the NBA just changed its course. And now the national anthem will be played tonight at the embassy. Just put out a statement. Maybe about an hour or so ago. It says All teams will play the national anthem that includes the Mavericks and the Mavericks will be playing it tonight. At 5 30 before their game against the Atlanta Hawks. So let me ask you. This

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GOP senator urges Biden to confirm US will keep embassy in Jerusalem

America First

00:37 sec | Last month

GOP senator urges Biden to confirm US will keep embassy in Jerusalem

"Republican Senator go, Haggerty wrote to President Biden, urging him to publicly and confirm that he will keep the U. S Embassy in Jerusalem Senate. An overnight vote session on Friday passed a nonbinding amendment introduced by Haggerty and Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma by a vote of 97 to 3 in support of maintaining the embassy in Jerusalem. The embassy was relocated there during the Trump administration from Tel Aviv after previous presidents had punted on the move. First term senator who previously served as an ambassador to Japan also urged Mr Biden to build on the Abraham accords a serious of agreements the Trump Administration broker to normalize relations between a handful of Middle Eastern countries and Israel. Edie Bennett in

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Australia will lift weekly caps on international arrivals in an effort to get stranded citizens home

AFF on AIR Podcast

04:39 min | Last month

Australia will lift weekly caps on international arrivals in an effort to get stranded citizens home

"Be back but first. Let's begin with a roundup of the latest airline and frequent flyer news from the past fortnight and fiscally moist ustralian states will restore their international arrival caps to pre-january levels from monday. The fifteenth of february following a decision at yesterday's national cabinet meeting but western australia will retain its reduced arrival cap of just five hundred twelve passengers per week until further notice as perf emerged yesterday from its five day. Covid nineteen lockdown from the fifteenth of february new south. Wales will again double number of passengers at takes per week to just over three thousand queensland will restore its capacity from five hundred to a thousand a week and victoria will increase slightly as well as the stralia. The increase in rival caps is welcome news of course for the many trillion. Still desperately trying to return home from overseas but even with lost months capacity increase out the howard springs facility near darwin. The new arrival caps as of february are still below the old caps that were in place before January when the government temporarily half those caps in in many of the states prior to lost month's reduction australia had the capacity to accept around six thousand nine hundred weekly arrivals overseas including three the howard springs facility. The number right now is about four thousand five hundred fifty per week and this will increase from the fifteenth of february to around six thousand. Eight hundred weekly arrivals which is still just below what it was a ago. The government recently said that around thirty six thousand trillions currently registered with dave fat as being stuck overseas and this number has been repeated many times in the media as representing the number of australians. Trying to return but the tree number is likely far haya as many of the papal trying to come to his trail. You have not registered with fat qantas will wet lease up to fourteen embraer. One hundred ninety regional jets from alliance airlines for the next three years qantas plans to take delivery of. Its first three least jets in june this year for use on routes between adelaide. Alice springs and darwin the jets will be crewed by alliance airlines pilots and flight attendants but flights will be marketed by qantas in have accused flight. Number corner says that the nineties which have ten business class seats and four economy seats are the right size for flights between some of australia's regional centers and smaller capital cities. Lie ellen routes like alice springs to adelaide while also offering a great range. Then qantas links. Boeing seven one seven. The nineties can fly for up to five hours. Singapore airlines full service regional subsidiary silkair has been merged into the singapore airlines brand. Singapore airlines will gradually take over service on suk's existing routes starting with flights between singapore and pikit from the fourth of march. Nine of silk as boeing seven three seven eight hundred will eventually be transferred to the parent company and although the merger has been finalized at the moment with many of the airlines. Flights grounded covid nineteen. This was already planned a well before the pandemic began soak it has been a full service. Regional airline since it began operations in nineteen ninety-two but it had been viewed by some as the poor cousin of singapore airlines singapore airlines is now addressing some of these concerns by reupholstering. The seats on its silkair planes. It will also introduce a singapore airlines dining experience on regional flights including book the cook in business clause and on routes over five hours saute skew is fascinating business clause including on routes like hands to singapore which was previously so k. Route these seven three seven flights will also now be stopped by singapore airlines trained cabin crew wearing these singapore airlines uniform. And chris whoa in-flight entertainment will be available to stream on passengers. I devices these flights will also now be part of the star alliance which is great news for frequent flyers with star alliance partner airlines. He previously got no benefits when they were put onto a silkair flight. Although there's no change velocity members because velocity already made a upon of both silkair and singapore airlines qatar airways emirates and cathay pacific are among the latest group of airlines to provide a second year of t. Status extensions to their frequent flyers. Almost every airline gave as you probably know. Twelve months status extension to top team embassy in two thousand and twenty g to the covid nineteen pandemic and the associated travel restrictions which made it difficult for people to retain this status otherwise. But it's now quite clear that the travel restrictions and get lost in some form for longer than one year and so many airlines on out. Granting a second year of status extensions all existing silver gold and

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"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:31 min | 6 months ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Human trafficking. I've stood by my father's side at Dover Air Force Base is he's received our fallen heroes, and each time it has steeled his resolve to finally stop finally stopped. The endless foreign wars. To change the paradigm in the Middle East. He took a fresh approach. I heard foreign leaders beg him not to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Yet he delivered on a promise also made an unfulfilled by past presidents because my father knew that it was the right thing to do. Defying all expectations. Just weeks ago, he rewrote history again by making a peace agreement. In the Middle East, the biggest breakthrough in a quarter century. For the first time in a long time. We have a president who has called out Washington's hypocrisy and they hate him for it. Dad..

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"american embassy" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"american embassy" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"The American embassy began at about a hundred additional US marines are now the embassy itself firefighters in Australia working to hold back wildfires cease fires they're spread to get worse of already done so much damage here in New South Wales really across the country we're seeing more than two hundred fires into Australia's most populated states of these players have caused the deaths of at least eighteen people destroying well over twelve thousand homes as well and ABC's Maggie Rulli in South Wales you're listening to ABC news all right time is coming up on eight ten time to get outside and check on it see how things are rolled along with rhino things rolling along pretty well around Sacramento was mentioned last time around highway for a little bit west of I. five down the stocking area is shut down in both directions I don't know exactly what's going on but that we do know there is an accident involved Stockton PD is investigating no estimated time of getting that reopened freeways around Sacramento look great eighty from Roseville nine minutes to the cap cities what I know the nine on the cap city freeway near downtown thirteen minutes in from elk Grove on I five eighteen although it on fifty from fall some twenty one from woodland on I five if you're coming in from Davis but sixteen minutes cross the causeway to downtown Sacramento traffic on the chance every ten minutes mornings and afternoons Ryan nobles news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. today we're looking at a dense fog advisory until ten o'clock this morning sunny with some scattered clouds throughout the day I run sixty degrees today tomorrow sun and clouds high in the upper fifties and there's a chance of scattered showers overnight and Saturday they will continue.

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"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

"It was January thirty first nineteen sixty nine hundred sixty eight the opening day of the Ted offensive. So the shit storm of the Vietnam war. That's what changed everything. It changed. Politics changed the thinking in more than anything to change the mind of the noted news, anchor, Walter Cronkite. Yeah. So it was a shit storm in Thomson Newt? Airbase was under attack small arms fire. Everybody was all the soldiers around the berm facing outward. Helicopters gunships flying over smoke billowing from Saigon, and it was. I was just dazed. And that's the first place when I went on a second aircraft, a helicopter Huey to go up to a place called Ben wa. I was told get outta those khakis. You look like target Lieutenant and we we quickly flew over a little berm and then you could see Saigon it was under attacked the Viet Cong had penetrated the American embassy. The large force came in and took over the Newport bridge and many Americans died there. They had fighting at the racetrack. The Chinese section called show lawn in the cemeteries, and. The city was not secure. It may be around the embassy where they finally beat back that Viet Cong offensive. But the city was still somewhat occupied, and and men were men were dying Americans. So yeah, that was my introduction. So let's talk about the part of your story that interests me the most because you know, we've, we've heard stories from people about the nam and the logistics of this and that. But I, I would like to know emotionally, what's the arc. That somebody goes through from, I might get drafted to, I'm drafted, or in your case you enlisted so he could choose which branch to go into. To landing to your assignment to some of the things you encountered to transitioning back home. I would love to know the the inner life. What you're thinking about yourself, what you're thinking about the world, you're placing it, the war, our government, all those kinds of things. Right. Very good question. And for me. I didn't want to go in to the army. I didn't want to go to Vietnam. What I wanted to do was do what I loved, which was painting drawing. So I applied to the school of the Art Institute in Chicago, fantastic school. That's what I wanted to do. For some reason. They didn't want me and I received a rejection letter. Now, I had the chutzpah to take my letter. I got on the l. train and went down and I went into the school and I asked to the s the secretary can I speak to the guy who signed my rejection letter and after an hour and a half, he saw me, you know? So I asked him, I said, can you reconsider this? And he kind of stumbled and said, no. And then I said, well, why did you? Why did you reject me? Wasn't my academic performance in high school or was it my art portfolio? And he said both and stormed out. The secretary was standing at the door and she said, Mr. Duffy's time to go. So at any rate, what happened was I got home and shortly thereafter I received a draft notice. I still didn't want to go into the military, but with the draft notice I knew. From talking to my friends down in LVN beach in Chicago in up in Rogers park that the draft notice Mentz they could pick you for the marines for the navy for the army, possibly the air force, but mainly the marines. I didn't want that and they would assign you wherever they wanna. Do a sound you within that branch? Exactly. And what your what your job was. So I was pretty good in mathematics, and I took some tests and I said, why'd like to be a road surveyor? And he said, we can do that for you. So I did enlist in who served the draft where it would have been potluck, went into the military and was sent to fort Polk Louisiana. For the initial training and then sent to fort sill for the survey trainy. Hold that thought, we'll come. We'll come back to that, but tell the story about bringing your draft card in to that room. Well, the draft board in our neighborhood was up a long flight of stairs. Let me describe this neighborhood in Chicago..

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"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

"It was January thirty first nineteen sixty nine hundred sixty eight the opening day of the Ted offensive. So the shit storm of the Vietnam war. That's what changed everything. It changed. Politics changed the thinking in more than anything to change the mind of the noted news, anchor, Walter Cronkite. Yeah. So it was a shit storm in Thomson Newt? Airbase was under attack small arms fire. Everybody was all the soldiers around the berm facing outward. Helicopters gunships flying over smoke billowing from Saigon, and it was. I was just dazed. And that's the first place when I went on a second aircraft, a helicopter Huey to go up to a place called Ben wa. I was told get outta those khakis. You look like target Lieutenant and we we quickly flew over a little berm and then you could see Saigon it was under attacked the Viet Cong had penetrated the American embassy. The large force came in and took over the Newport bridge and many Americans died there. They had fighting at the racetrack. The Chinese section called show lawn in the cemeteries, and. The city was not secure. It may be around the embassy where they finally beat back that Viet Cong offensive. But the city was still somewhat occupied, and and men were men were dying Americans. So yeah, that was my introduction. So let's talk about the part of your story that interests me the most because you know, we've, we've heard stories from people about the nam and the logistics of this and that. But I, I would like to know emotionally, what's the arc. That somebody goes through from, I might get drafted to, I'm drafted, or in your case you enlisted so he could choose which branch to go into. To landing to your assignment to some of the things you encountered to transitioning back home. I would love to know the the inner life. What you're thinking about yourself, what you're thinking about the world, you're placing it, the war, our government, all those kinds of things. Right. Very good question. And for me. I didn't want to go in to the army. I didn't want to go to Vietnam. What I wanted to do was do what I loved, which was painting drawing. So I applied to the school of the Art Institute in Chicago, fantastic school. That's what I wanted to do. For some reason. They didn't want me and I received a rejection letter. Now, I had the chutzpah to take my letter. I got on the l. train and went down and I went into the school and I asked to the s the secretary can I speak to the guy who signed my rejection letter and after an hour and a half, he saw me, you know? So I asked him, I said, can you reconsider this? And he kind of stumbled and said, no. And then I said, well, why did you? Why did you reject me? Wasn't my academic performance in high school or was it my art portfolio? And he said both and stormed out. The secretary was standing at the door and she said, Mr. Duffy's time to go. So at any rate, what happened was I got home and shortly thereafter I received a draft notice. I still didn't want to go into the military, but with the draft notice I knew. From talking to my friends down in LVN beach in Chicago in up in Rogers park that the draft notice Mentz they could pick you for the marines for the navy for the army, possibly the air force, but mainly the marines. I didn't want that and they would assign you wherever they wanna. Do a sound you within that branch? Exactly. And what your what your job was. So I was pretty good in mathematics, and I took some tests and I said, why'd like to be a road surveyor? And he said, we can do that for you. So I did enlist in who served the draft where it would have been potluck, went into the military and was sent to fort Polk Louisiana. For the initial training and then sent to fort sill for the survey trainy. Hold that thought, we'll come. We'll come back to that, but tell the story about bringing your draft card in to that room. Well, the draft board in our neighborhood was up a long flight of stairs. Let me describe this neighborhood in Chicago..

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"american embassy" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on AP News

"A plethora of impactful items the council unanimously approved regulations that will require bike and scooter share operators to get permits and they'll be forced to pay the city per vehicle a few brief comments were followed by a unanimous council vote to authorize the one hundred the us economy slowed to a lacklustre pace in the first quarter but as ap correspondent mike have been reports it's expected to sizzle in the second quarter economic growth in the first quarter was revised down to two percent a sharp decelerating and the worst showing in a year the commerce department says that gross domestic product the country's total output of goods and services was weaker than previously thought declines in consumer spending and business inventories helped trim a fifth of point off last one sentiment but a canonists are forecasting a significant turnaround in the current quarter many private forecasts are predicting growth of four and a half percent which would be the strongest since the third quarter of twenty fourteen mike kemp in washington china's rejected a us request to discuss its demand that airlines described self ruled taiwan is part of china according to the american embassy in beijing in a statement the embassy says the us has told chinese authorities the united states strongly objects to the demand by president xi jinping's government to call the island taiwan china and maths and internet menus some twenty airlines including air canada british airways and lufthansa have been referring to taiwan as part of china to avoid penalties from beijing the embassy said it's disappointed china's refused request for consultation on the issue it's the trump administration was deciding how respond hi i'm megan crane ap digital manager and host of the podcast ground game look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections it's available on apple podcasts and podcast one while you're there be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game.

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"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Detect some kind of rush now seeing some kind of purpose and what donald trump is doing thinking well maybe he could do this well maybe he could do the other but this is just the opposite of anything constructive he's given away this prize of of meeting legitimising the north korean leader for absolutely nothing which is not diplomatic strategy bought a like a diplomatic tick i mean he did the same thing by moving the american embassy to jerusalem which is prized pearl of the pri peace process but which he gesture he made for absolutely no return and i'm this is this is the same thing happening over again the north koreans a delighted they've already one quite significant victory by presenting the chairman as a as a world statesman when it comes to behind the scenes dealings and meetings i mean there is some of that going on but the actual the framework the network of building some kind of sensitive agreement with this is the visit of trump's modus operandi it takes time in those failures along the way one car imagine considering his recent behavior that g seven con imagine that his approach will be any different here is it the case because it certainly how it seems to me that this is a certain from the north koreans point of view they can't lose here can they wear as the united states can be a guess seen to lose but it's hard to believe donald trump really cares all that much no i think it's thing dana's true i mean the north koreans there is excess gets in just as far because they can't lose both on the international stage have been taken seriously include domestically they can play this is having been showing they're being taken very seriously a note that north korean tv has apparently taken the unusual step of reporting this meeting before it happens normally the leaders activities only reported after the fact so awfully if donald trump has decided doesn't fancy the meeting after all and that's going to be a bit of a difficult one to sell on the news tomorrow that said i mean let's not forget that i think you know earlier this year some very serious compensations we're concerned about real military confrontation between these two so even if this is not going to live.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"Painfree relieffactor dot com studios it's the larry elder is this president came into office and this administration we have seen in a konami that skyrocketed hasn't been good pork all americans not just white americans are not white americans but all americans these are red white and blue issues in if we can't we can't get away from this device of type of talk we cannot come together as a nation that's horrible is totally unacceptable all right so maybe you two will make up some day we'll see what happens i know one thing she cannot stand this president congressman kelly thanks so much triple eight nine seven one s h e e triple eight one seven seventy four three over here we're gonna talk about the momentous act of moving the american embassy from tel aviv to them the ceremony has been violence and an msnbc reporter claimed that the palestinian riots were unarmed later on made it well i guess they had some light arms and nbc reporter asked the white house if it's acceptable for israel to kill at will that was actually a question that was put to the white house we're talking about that later on now we continue our campaign to send children of prisoners to the fresh air and fellowship of angel tree camp i wanted to do the kerry now often you asked me i get letters and i get things on facebook what can i do what can i do why did to help you if you're serious help me send these kids dumber camp think about the time you went to summer camp if nothing else just breaking you from the monotony of the of the city for some of these kids they have never even left the county let alone banana environment like this with crafts whether he's in violence where this adult supervision we're maybe you can meet people that can really really change your life and who knows maybe you'll make friends for a lifetime we've talked about how often these kids went to aintree camp comeback later ones adult become counselors carey father was sent to prison and of course she felt ashamed and punished within some people stepped in and changed carries life explain more about indochino like what it.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"The us embassy to jerusalem the following day the palestinian population will be celebrating what they call mac but day which is the day of catastrophe as they call it for the establishment of the state of israel the american embassy in jerusalem is an existing building that was a consulate office and so in essence just changing the name on the front for now is that correct that is absolutely correct why is this important israel it's not so much the changing of the sign that the symbolism the fact that it's jews some always well received the transfer of the embassy to jerusalem as the us recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel which you will know is not shared by many other countries who view israel as being as jerusalem is being occupied and contest the fact that it's israel's capital fizzy be protests tomorrow in front or nearby this us embassy ceremony well there is plans by peace now to hold some sort of protests nearby but you can imagine the security is going to be very heavy and i doubt that they'll be able to get close to the embassy compound or where the ceremonial take place and we could see some violence it's very hard to tell what is surprising is up until now we haven't seen any sort of comments from the elbow concerning tamaz embassy transfer which is interesting because if you're a member when president trump i mentioned the transfer of the embassy to jerusalem there was outrage within the arab world and they all seem to be pretty silent the countries surrounding is concerning masters to and what about this idea that because the americans have now moved their embassy that somehow this discredits stem isn't he any type of a fair broker in the region.

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"american embassy" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"The because easy in an effect on breaking was then a minister and you got learn a who was a minister from the labour party the whole or a result escort government 96 six said seven deep look ever he could not to liberate jews lynn uh definitely moshe leon lett after our liberation of jewish fluent immediately gave away that uh he's all the temple mount who than moslem lock and now let's jump through a if you use later the netanyahu government here comes uh uh it in new credited in america donald trump he wants to stay open to uh uh to to move the ah and back and to see dan the american embassy to jerusalem whose duan who's doing every sink behind the scenes that this will not happen being in eu netanyahu uh webs with continue this uh a fear from from uh a juice submarine in nielsen am on the temple mount that's what it means when you've been in lengthy american uh when he and win america uh uh uh uh uh when america says hey it's yours so you have to do something about it and if you see competing on i'm saying goes new knows what what happened in behind the scenes knows that the american embassy is not moving to relying now because within yeah but in spite of netanyahu uh and then take the last seen in in this strange movie okay uh is the uh metal detectors and metal detectors you remember that there is.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KFI AM 640

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"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Is this will he maintains that a middle east peace process is not only not dedden water he can rabuka it even despite these main among could argue he might have an image lated sense of south and them i think he feels that if he could pull off um by mood thing moving the israeli at sorry the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem declaring jerusalem the capital of israel and a teaming medley eastern pace he would just be on a whole new level of a dilmun ship but back in the real world i think that's pretty impossible to achieve in data and netanyahu murray's very much in the real world you mentioned he met mackerel and then of course we had he would he cited the words of for very komo news marina earlier as well what do we know about that encounter with macronet clearly it doesn't seem to have dampened netanyahu's and ththis has to continue with the same rhetoric but macron presumably will have done a decent job what was the french press being signing button and saying what is a bit insisted aden international issues of course he's interested everywhere so a little ammunition particular and this one is very very complicated but what you have to remember is that first historically france is being seen as being pro more propalestinian that pro israel and we have new reason to think that moscow is going to change its stance although is not a no widely propalestinian is more balanced but somehow seen as being appropriate stinian so of course they tanya how arriving to a country that's known to be properly seen and that's the first thing second thing is that in france when things are not going well at home and one can argue that things are not going very well at home for him and michael the president that all always the possibility to of shine is armor going on the.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WRVA

WRVA

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WRVA

"Hours a day every day the sean hannity show is back on the air jerusalem is still the capital of israel and must remain an undivided city accessible as soon as i take office i will begin the process of moving the united states ambassador to the city israel as if capping continued to serve a jerusalem will be the capital of israel and i have said that before and i will say the gun jerusalem will remain the capital of israel must remain undivided we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of these people jerusalem therefore i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel while previous presidents have made this a major campaign problems they failed to deliver today i am delivering i've judge this course of action to be in the best interest of the united states of america and the pursuit of peace between israel and the palestinians this is a longoverdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement this is a historic day jerusalem has been the capital of the jewish people for three thousand years it's been the capital of israel for nearly seventy years it was here that are temple stood are kings ruled a profits preached jerusalem has been the.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KPNW 1120AM Newsradio

"By the ad council and the us forest service which fielded a dictator in charge that the data with work with the global with what dictators and authoritarianism and they want islam and charge the president's now speaking various his with open eyes and very fresh thinking we cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past pole challenges demand new approaches my announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between israel and the palestinians in 1995 congress adopted that jerusalem embassy act purging the federal government to relocate the american embassy to jerusalem and to recognize that that city and so importantly is israel's capital this act passed congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by unanimous vote of the senate only six months ago yet for over twenty years every previous american president has exercise the laws waiver refusing to move the us embassy to jerusalem or to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital city president has issued these waivers under the belief that delaying the recognition of jerusalem would advance the cause of peace some say they lacked courage but they made their air best judgment based on facts as they understood them at.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"Best policy moving forward i'll let me play for you with the president said a flashback last year we will along the american embassy to the journalist capital of yours hera syndulla let me let me tell you something and other critics people that don't like the president people that do like the present the republicans that like the present republicans of don't like the president democrats don't agree with the president some democrats up you may agree with the presidents and pay you know what i'm gonna tell you this from a purely geopolitical legal situation number one legally there's no question that all we're doing is recognising what is in fact on the ground that the country that is sovereign over this area israel hazare capital is jerusalem so that's number one skip already defined beauty issues under international law number two it takes that issue as a fake bargaining chip because it was never going to be a bargaining chip so all these false starts that took place under the clinton administration and president bush it never happened they never could get to a deal giving jerusalem up divided would not give them the deal so now we've got a real play a real move by a real negotiator in place here and i think that what you're going to say and we'll get reaction from our office in jerusalem of sure on the broadcast tomorrow we'll give you more updates but skippy when i have been there are a lot we we know this area there are threats coming from hamas who controls the gaza strip this must be the partner by the way of the fa tom wishes the old plo and they are saying this would so the irony of this to me is that there are declaring a day of rage in response to the president's statement skippy reaction well this is not an you know this is not unusual for the arabs every time they don't get their way they create some type of a day of rage or some type of by loans to try to happy will change their mind they are not prepared in my view to ever negotiate because what they ultimately have promised their people is unachievable they have told their own people that someday they're gonna go back and they're going.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:11 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm david greene in a speech later today president trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem that was then candidate donald trump speaking to a packed the pro israel american lobbying group now moving the us embassy to jerusalem would overturned decades of precedent world leaders from pope francis to turkish president rigid tiv aired want are warning against doing this so what could all this mean for the future of the israeli palestinian conflict i want to turn to daniel kurtzer he served as us ambassador to israel under president george w bush he is now professor at princeton besser welcome good morning dave said why is this announcement such a big deal well it's inexplicable uh from the perspective of our diplomacy uniform policy and it's selfdefeating with respect to the president's stated desire to achieve some progress in the middle east peace process the reason we have not a move the embassy in the past or decl make declarations on jerusalem is because we have been acting as an honest broker mediator third party intermediary antiserb it is such a sensitive issue of the status of jerusalem the question of whether there will be two capitals in jerusalem in the context of a twostate solution and so uh every administration until now has wrestled with this issue but come to the conclusion that it would be best for us diplomacy and for the process of making a not to do this what you say president does it or if i may say inexplicable but but several us presence including george w bush who you worked for called at some point for a similar move so it is going to be a valid argument at least to make here well there is a valid argument to jerusalem is israel's capital and that's where they have all their their uh uh institutions of state uh but the status of jerusalem is not been too termined nor has its borders have been determined and therefore uh each president as a candidate has called for the united states recognize jerusalem and move the embassy but once behind the a.

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"american embassy" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's first in the country in gdp first in population two hundred twenty billion dollars worth a government spending comes from california forty million people in our state driving the stories behind those numbers i'm john sepulvado you give us eight minutes we'll give you the voices behind those numbers each morning on the california report from kqed first up five fifty one here on kqed public radio for a begins at nine this morning san francisco officials have voted to expand the program that the uses surge pricing for the city and county is more than thirty thousand parking meters forum will discuss that topic at 930 state assembly speaker anthony read the joints for i'm to weigh in on the claims of sexual harassment against some other assembly members also there will be a special broadcast from npr tune i that this morning at ten special coverage of that scheduled speech by president trump the white house saying the president's going to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel but will sign a waiver delaying any move of the us embassy a process that could take years as the gun that special npr coverage begins at ten this morning we will go back to forum if the coverage ends before the hour is up four with michael krasny beginning at nine this morning by kqed public radio good morning i'm michael state at seven after four it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep and i'm david greene in a speech later today president trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem that was then candidate donald trump speaking to a packed the pro israel american lobbying group now moving the us embassy to jerusalem would overturned decades of precedent world leaders from pope francis to turkish president rigetti aired one are warning against doing this so what could all this mean for the future of the israeli palestinian conflict i wanna turn to daniel kurtzer he served as us ambassador to israel under president george w bush's now professor at princeton investor welcome good morning.

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"american embassy" Discussed on WINS 1010

WINS 1010

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"american embassy" Discussed on WINS 1010

"The northbound 75 in darien connecticut up by exit twelve any growth so avoided if he can cars can take me merit truck skin out four post road riches at route one the instead six 84 looks good no travels on to eighty seven through westchester the rest of westchester fairly quiet the go trails close that said that portion of a 602 between the bering land bridge and the answer will circle they were mopping up a fuel spill they say were reopened by five this morning things are okay in rock leng county ask though some slow traffic both ways on seventeen up iowa our earlier accident side they're all the lanes are open but there might still be some activity thereby west ram apoe avenue in my wassell watch where some muscle slowdowns who there and here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels more than slide slowdowns will say at least a twenty minute delay now to the upper level of the gwb emergency joined repairs of what they're doing and the lower levels just maria reopened that'll take away a little bit of the pain lower can take all the cars lincoln and holland they're both doing well i'm geoff jensen said our next report four thirty one on ten ten wins wins news time four twenty two president travel recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel today and instruct the state department to begin the process of moving the american embassy from tel aviv the decision controversial as we hear from by the mark remillard in a move that palestinian leader say favors israel and could have dangerous consequences for the peace process president trump is set to announce that the us will recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel and we'll begin moving the us embassy from tel aviv that's according to to us officials in a source close to the white house the announcement has upset palestinian leaders who say there is no palestinian state without east jerusalem us officials meanwhile say trump's decision does not preclude the possibility of parts of jerusalem also being a capital of a future palestinian state a ma says the move breaks red lines and would be igniting this part of raves the the us consulate ordering its personnel and their families to not conduct any personal travel involving jerusalem's old city or the west bank due to fears of unrest over later.

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