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Apple Issues Urgent iPhone Software Update to Address Critical Spyware Vulnerability
"Heads up if you have an apple device. There's an urgent warning to download the latest emergency software update now available apple just released it to fix a critical security problem security. Researchers found a flaw that lets a certain spyware infect iphones ipads apple watches or mac computers. But here's the thing. The person who owns the device does not even have to click on anything to let the cybercriminals in so users might not even know when they've been compromised with this technology. Hackers can control the devices camera and microphone and they can record text messages. Emails and phone calls. The spyware is made by an israeli company called the nso group. The firm sells its technologies to governments and police forces for crimefighting purposes but amnesty international says the spyware has also been used against activists and journalists. The average user probably would not be targeted but apple. Still says everyone should update their devices. Now just in case and the emergency software. Update comes just hours before. Apple's big product launch happening today apple is expected to unveil the latest version of the
Reports of Targeted Taliban Killings Fuel Afghans' Fears
"Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban are fueling fears that they'll return Afghanistan to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power the reports come even as the Taliban urged imams to push a message of unity at Friday prayers but Amnesty International says eyewitnesses in Ghazni province have recounted how the Taliban killed nine ethnic because Zara men in a village in early July shooting six while three were tortured to death has R. as are Shiite Muslims and have been persecuted by the Taliban in the past amnesty warns many more killings may have gone unreported because the Taliban cut cell phone services in many areas they've captured to prevent images from being published separately Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm at the news that Taliban fighters earlier this week killed a family member of an Afghan journalist working for German broadcaster D. W. the reporter had already relocated to Germany I'm Ben Thomas
Edafe Okporo: Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
"Law that passed into doesn't fourteen in nigeria. That made same sex relationships illegal. I want definitely get to that but before while you were growing up. But was the general feeling attitude toward gay people. generally jerry's predominantly pit rocky so like men. I supposed to be man. We met a supposed to steer to them. Just like united st sixty years ago but the was put that was done by amnesty international into sanity that shows their ninety. Eight percent of nigerians believed that gay people added costs of the country problem but green up really really young. I was kind of a firm units but because of the kind of violence. I is key that people. Why do you like that. You should play soccer things like that made me kind of change. Our ib to become on the airstream rights to be very very much. And i grew up in a predominantly christina varmints and the christian religion. Don't believe that's should be like if you're gay you are possessed by demonic spirits or something like that says really long way for me to fight true or this kind of towards and really say that i am gay is hard to grow in such kind of cities and things that you're gay while so. When did you start to feel comfortable telling people so people were in closets all his know that it is hard to come out of your closet. It is very difficult. I forward myself almost three years. I did a go. I joined charged seminary. I became a political surpassed like augustine's. You're like i knew him key but i just don't want to believe our gay but one the i was reading on the internet is a quote from make that dr bernard out we give our oppressors biden align ourselves to be ourselves so i ran out undefeated on a was seen to myself. Am i really key things like that. So one day. I went on the internet and i discovered a gated uppercut manager is football in like our earned some parts of africa by the. What's it called. Menachem man jam. Gotcha i emit a guy who to me. If you have feelings florida guys. you'll be. And as i said only g.
Investigation Finds Israeli Spyware Used to Target Phones of Journalists and Activists
"You may have heard of the spyware pegasus before today it had been used by saudi authorities to monitor journalist jamaica shoghi before his assassination. Today we learned that. The israeli made surveillance tool is pretty popular. A consortium of news organizations found that several countries are using pegasus to spy on journalists activists and dissidents including the hungarian investigative news organization. Direct thirty six. Andreas have patios one of the journalists air. He was also part of the investigation andrea. Tell us a little bit about your organization. Thirty six and how you discover that people. There were essentially being spied on thirty. Six is an investigative reporting nonprofit basting hungary we have a team of seven people. And how did you discover that you were being surveilled by a pegasus. The project led by a paris based organization for be on stories and they had access to a database of phone numbers that were selected as a surveillance targets by the clients of nso. Sunday found that one of my colleagues subways plenty investigative reporter covering the national security issues. He was one of the targets and we found that a second colleague of mine on die. Supple was also one of the targets and then the proof of their surveillance was that the amnesty international security lab they analyze the phones the devices of my two colleagues and they found clear tracy's some software
"amnesty international" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Jen cutter on sunday. A forensic analysis report by amnesty international claims nso groups pegasus software was used by clients worldwide to the phones of journalists politicians activists and business executives. The organization claims zero click. I message. attacks were used against journalists. Going back to twenty eighteen and work even on ios fourteen. The nso group denies the accuracy of the report claiming it lacked evidence and the company only sells to vetted government the five eyes alliance consisting of the us uk. Canada new zealand and australia as well. As the european union japan and nato have released warnings claiming the people's republic of china and half neom are responsible for multiple hacks including the microsoft email exchanges tack from march the. Uk's foreign secretary dominic robb sated. The chinese government must end the systemic cyber sabotage and can expect to be held to account if it does not and microsoft's corporate vice president for customer security entrust tim. Burt released an email statement. Praising the joint announcements reuters sources say the bite dance owned news aggregated. Jinro chow has been blocking new account registration. Since september at request of chinese regulators it was recently revealed by the wall street journal. Sources that bite dates indefinitely delayed plans to go public. After chinese government officials advised the company to address data security risks and in two thousand eighteen by dances joke app. nancy wasi was permanently closed over hosting improper content according to china's broadcasting watchdog microsoft teams has released a public preview of the teams walkie talkie app for iphones. The app provides push to talk capabilities for frontline workers and his medicine alternative to bulkier. Dedicated push to talk. Radio's as well as providing static free communications preventing cross talk and eavesdropping and functioning over a wider geographic area compared to analog devices since it operates over wi fi or cellular classified documents for the british army tank challenger to recently leaked online through the war thunder website player claiming to be a tank. Commander posted excerpts from the official challenger to army equipment support publication to the free to play online tank games website. The materials have now been removed with the game developer. Gaijin entertainment releasing the statement. We make it very clear. We will not handle any source material unless it is publicly available and fully declassified with the rights to prove that the person responsible for the massive linked in scraping last month has been identified the scrape exposed data of seven hundred million users. Roughly ninety two percents of the service and included phone numbers possible salaries and location. Bbc news reports a band using the name. Tom liner had the database for fun and is selling the data for five thousand dollars. Tom liner also claims to be behind the scraping of five hundred thirty three million facebook profiles using the same technique android central has discovered the nhs uk vaccine passport. App produces broken qr codes on popular android phones. Cropping out the right. Most part of the qr code making them unreadable. This affects both the app and using the mobile browser on phones including the samsung galaxy. X twenty one galaxy s. twenty-one ultra galaxy a seventy two one plus. At one plus nine and one nine pro zoom has purchased call center technology company. Five nine for fourteen point seven billion dollars in an all stock transaction with the deal expected to close in the first half of twenty twenty two soon is expecting the purchase to increase long-term growth and provide more products to businesses as more companies. Return to working in offices. The joint artificial intelligence center working to the pentagon to aid the military use of ai has formed a unit to take advantage of open source and industry machine learning models. For the department of defence a machine learning red team will pro p- retrain models for weaknesses. And the day. I will use the data to update the dod standards for issues around machine. Learning the us along with other militaries are looking to ai to improve intelligence gathering mission planning logistics and weapons technology. What's up begins testing. End to end. Encryption for cloud backups in the latest android beta what's up already has an encryption for chats but did not for cloud backups to google driver i cloud as previously warned when backing up to those services. This current user test is only available to select group of users at present. Japan's national institute of information and communications technology have broken the internet transfer speed record moving data at three hundred thousand nine terabytes per second doubling the previous attempt in august twenty twenty. The test was completed using a fiber optic line with four cores. Instead of the usual one with an amplified laser at the source and the distance of one thousand eight hundred sixty four miles was simulated through coiled. Cabling and not sent over an ocean. Cable and china's ten cent will by british game developer sumo digital for one point two seven billion dollars after previously holding an eight point seven five percent stake in the company. Sumo is best known for their contract. Work developing sack boy. A big adventure for the playstation five and was the main studio for microsoft's crackdown. Three on xbox npr. For more discussion on the tech news of the day subscribed the daily tech news. Show daily tech news. 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Israeli Firm's Spyware Used to Target Journalists' Cell Phones
"By a group of media organizations indicates that military grade spyware from an Israeli based group is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents. The consortium of 17 News organizations says it has identified more than 1000 people in 50 countries that they say were targeted for potential surveillance. The group includes almost 200 journalists. The information came from documents leaked to the human rights group Amnesty International.
Israeli Spyware Maker Is in Spotlight Amid Reports of Wide Abuses
"Israeli firm uses windows zero days to deploy spyware microsoft and citizen lab have linked israeli spyware company. Candy also tracked as sour gum to new windows. Spyware dubbed devil's tongue deployed using now patched windows. Zero day vulnerabilities. Candy row is a secretive israel based company. That sells spyware exclusively. The government's explained citizen lab and their spyware can infect and monitor. Iphones androids max. Pc's and cloud accounts citizen lab also tied over seven hundred and fifty websites to kangaroos spyware infrastructure finding that many of these domains mimicked domains representing media companies and advocacy organizations including amnesty. International and. Black lives matter. Cyber attacks increased seventeen percent in first-quarter. Twenty twenty one with seventy seven percent being targeted attacks this according to a new positive technologies cybersecurity threats scape q. One twenty twenty one report cybercriminals typically attacked government institutions industrial companies and science and education institutions. The main motive for attacks on both organizations and individuals remains acquisition data. Other findings in the report include. That ransomware is still the malware that is most often used by attackers. That the most popular vulnerabilities for attackers. This quarter were microsoft exchange server acceleration and sonic wall. Vpn and that more cybercriminals are developing malware to conduct attacks on virtualization environments another unpacked bug in windows prince. Buhler microsoft is warning of another vulnerability in its windows print spooner that can allow attackers to elevate privilege to gain full user rights to assist them this follows they're patching of two other remote code execution bugs that collectively became known as print nightmare. Microsoft released a new advisory late. Thursday for the vulnerability tracked as cv. Twenty twenty one dash three four four eight one microsoft credited dragos vulnerability researcher jacob baynes for identifying the issue. The vulnerability exists when the windows print spoiler service improperly performs privileged file operations
What Is the U.S. Doing to Help Cuba?
"Get to it with our first topic. Which is actually about the historic protests in cuba where thousands of people took to the streets all across the country amid an economic crisis in food shortages exacerbated by the corona virus pandemic. In the last few days we've seen the government in cuba restrict internet access and block most social media sites. Although from what i read. Twitter is still like bobbin in cuba because the government uses twitter and also there were reports of over one hundred people who have been arrested or missing and that actually is. According to amnesty international and at least one person has died in clashes with police on wednesday. The president of cuba miguel diaz canal announce that they would lift restrictions to allow travelers to bring food and medicine into cuba from abroad. There is also an admission by him saying that his government could have done better with these protests that was interesting meanwhile back in the united states i feel like a comic book like meanwhile back at the white house on thursday president joe biden call. Cuba quote failed state and condemn their government's actions. We also know that the us has a role in this as there has been a decades old. I mean more than sixty years trade embargo by the united states against cuba which essentially prevents any business between the countries didn't back to nineteen sixty two k. So this has become an american tradition. Now the embargo just what it is. Yeah right you know what i'm saying. So but then the other thing is during the trump administration and this is what i find interesting. There were more sanctions put on cuba under trump and flight and remittances from family members in the us to cuba were even further restricted by the bynum ministrations. Pretty much has done. Nothing since biden has come into office. Nothing's really changed when it comes to cuba which you would think by now you know if we all remember obama he was like. Let's lift the embargo. You know what i mean. It was like you're in that administration. Joe right but according to the vitamin administration. They said that they are reviewing these policies but they've yet to reverse. Any of them are fabulous intern. Sarah her shandor spoke with an i guests. She has been on. Itt before seventy nine three goes who is a correspondent for political and somebody is of cuban-american descent and she has been reporting on cuba. This week and sabrina talked about the government's suppressive tactics like cutting internet access. And what cubans are hoping for so. Let's listen connecting for people has been a difficult. There's friends that. I haven't heard from in days that i know went out for the protests in there is that frustration anxiety about were. They beat in where they arrested. Are they missing an. It's hard to connect with people at this moment but a lot of people feel a level of frustration and desperation. That i had not heard before i mean. People have been tired of the dictatorship in cuba. But i will actually say from my perspective. Who was born and raised in cuba has been in exile in the united states for the majority of her life at this point. She's ninety one and she is optimistic. That change can happen. I mean her attitude about this is it can't stay this way forever and that these human rights can be violated forever. People can't be going hungry in dying on the streets from the pandemic without access to a hospital without access to medicine let it cannot continue that way indefinitely so that if it doesn't happen this time it has to happen at some point
Video shows massive fire sweeping through Rohingya camp in Bangladesh
"A massive fire burned down. Hundreds of shelters at a hanger refugee camp in bangladesh yesterday. At least twenty thousand people had to flee the settlement and at least five people are suspected to be dead. This was the third fire to hit the camps in four days in last friday two separate fires burn down. Hundreds of shelters and health facilities in official in charge of responding to the fire said that the cause was unknown. A spokesperson from amnesty international pointed out that the fires were happening too frequently to be just coincidental. Currently over a million refugees live in those cramps shelters after escaping persecution and me and mar around two thousand seventeen
US and China trade angry words at high-level talks
"Have got off to an ill tempered start with US and Chinese officials exchanging sharp rebukes. The U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China over cyber attacks, economic coercion and human rights. China's most senior foreign policy official accused Washington of using its military might and financial supremacy to suppress other countries. A human rights group. Amnesty International
Rights group: Myanmar military using systematic deadly force
"Amnesty International has accused Myanmar's military government of increasingly using battlefield weapons against peaceful protesters and conducting systematic deliberate killings in this study amnesty says the military is using increasingly lethal tactics and weapons normally seen on the battlefield against peaceful protesters and bystanders across the country by verifying more than fifty videos from the ongoing crackdown amnesty international's crisis evidence lab has confirmed security forces appear to be implementing planned systematic strategies including a ramped up use of lethal force the rights group adds many of the killings documented amount to extrajudicial executions I'm Charles the last month
Des Moines Register reporter arrested during racial justice protest faces trial
"Is on trial today, arguably for doing her job. Andrea support He was reporting for the Des Moines Register during last year's protest for racial justice when police arrested her for failing to disperse and for allegedly interfering with official acts. So hurry live streamed from the police van after her arrest. I I said multiple times reporter with juggling register. I'm a reporter with the point Register. The reporter faces misdemeanor charges. That could mean fines and up to 30 days in jail, and her case could have implications for First Amendment rights everywhere. Randy Evans is director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Counseling. He joins us now welcome. Thank you. And you're among those demanding that pulled county drop these charges along with the Des Moines Register and Amnesty International. Why? I think it's clear that Andrea was Reporting on the events that were occurring in these protests on I think it's just inexcusable that she is being prosecuted today. I think it just runs counter to the the meaning of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and we heard her just a moment ago say that she repeatedly Told the police that she was a working journalist. On the other hand, the police are saying that she wasn't wearing press credentials and that she ignored their orders to disperse. What about that? I mean, don't I? Don't Journalists have to also follow the law. Absolutely, but I think there's there's two things at play here. One is The Des Moines Police Department does not issue credentials. My organization, the Iowa Freedom of Information Council proposed to the Des Moines police that we would provide them the police with visibly recognizable vest that would be marked clearly with media. But the police did not even respond to my invitation, And there were other journalists standing in that area with her. Who clearly said that she had identified herself as a journalist, So I think this is just it's very troubling and it's very unfortunate. Was there any doubt in your mind that she was there working as a journalist and solely as a journalist? Not a part of the protest itself? Because she was charged along with her boyfriend who was with her? I mean, is that an issue? Yeah, I don't believe so. She was concerned about the potential for For harm. Her boyfriend at the time, said that he would go with her. You know, most of the people who were at The scene of this protests and other protests in Des Moines. You know we're there peaceably were expressing their views, and some of them unfortunately, got swept up. Azad. Police were trying to clear areas but you know the other element in all of this is of the dozens and dozens and dozens of people who were charged. In these protests. Many of the charges have been dismissed. But it's the prosecutor has elected to make an example out of her and I just worry about the The chilling effect that is going to have on the activities of reporters. When this case moves forward well to that point. How rare is it for a working journalist to go to trial for something that happened while they were on assignment? I spent 40 years at the Des Moines Register. And in all of that time, I could remember one other journalist who was charged because he did not leave the area of Of a flood rapidly enough. To satisfy the police, so it is exceedingly rare, and I think there's a reason for that. Because I think that most prosecutors most police realized that the media has a role that's protected by the Constitution. And the colleagues of Andreas who were at the scene with her, You know, don't dispute at all that she was Clearly doing the work of a journalist at the time. Randy Evans is director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. Thank you very much. Thank you.
'Many hundreds' killed by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopian massacre, Amnesty International says
"Of civilians were killed in the massacre last November in northern Ethiopia. As NPR's it a Peralta tells us the human rights group is calling it of war crime. Amnesty International says that the massacre happened just after the government launched a military offensive against what it considered a rogue regional government. According to dozens of witnesses. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops exacted revenge on civilians after some of them attacked with sticks and stones. Amnesty International says civilians were shot as they fled, and when others tried to collect the bodies. They were also shot. Report says hundreds were killed in bodies lay strewn for days along the cobblestone streets of Axum, which is home to one of the holiest churches in Ethiopia. The troops committed war crimes at honesty says that may amount to crimes against humanity it a product. NPR news, Johannesburg One of the nation's
Massacre by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region may constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty says
"Amnesty International has called on the United Nations to conduct an urgent investigation into reports of possible war crimes by Eritrean forces in Ethiopia. Thea Organization says hundreds of civilians were massacred last November. During a battle for control of the city of Aksum in the region of Tigre. The Eritrean soldiers were supporting an offensive by Ethiopian federal troops. John Baptiste Scallop is the report's author. We've also documented, indiscriminate chilling and extrajudicial executions, especially in the context of the initial offensive on exhumed by joint between and its European force in the 19th of November, and we've also documented very large scale and widespread lutein by Eritrean forces of civilian goods in the city of excellent further period.
Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status
"There was a time when a figure like alexei navalny might have been able to count on if little else the full-throated support of amnesty international. The russian opposition figurehead would appear to meet. Every definition of a prisoner of conscience imprisoned on exceedingly dubious pretext spy unpleasant authoritarians and slash. With no record of ever having furthered he's caused through perpetrating inciting or suggesting violence however amnesty appear to differ on the basis of remarks made by navalny about immigrants a few years back. Amnesty has announced that whatever they will classify navalny as prisoner of conscience is not one. Join with more on this by mark kelly. Russia analyst and author of several books most recently a short history of russia. Mark festival to this maneuver by amnesty. Aren't they missing the point of prisoner of conscience a little bit that it's not necessary that you actually agree with them. Yeah absolutely and this is definitely something of an own-goal for amnesty. And especially so because it seems to bury much be have been triggered by a campaign or if not orchestrated by the kremlin but certainly sort of very much augmented by kremlin friendly. Voices in on social media does hurt navarre only at all it. Does i mean we go. To realize that the kremlin the moment is trying to portray him as anything but a immoral icon. I mean this wine set of charging him with treason or anything like that. They've gone for embezzlement. And basically he's dismissing a great patriotic war veteran and this is going to be an ready. It is being magnified by the russian state media as if it somehow amnesty deciding that novell abadan of course amnesty saying they still think that he should not be imprisoned so forth but that kind of nuance doesn't matter. So the kremlin is definitely gonna use this for it's worth which part of the russian electorate public does this stuff play with though i mean the charges against navalny especially that one. You alluded to of having insulted a veteran of the great patriotic. I mean that's absurd even if true that you would put somebody in the dark for that. The point is this is a long game. Let's be honest. Nevada is going to be in prison for at least two and a years. and what. the substandard kremlin tactic. They basically throw so much mud that even if each individual charge is when you look at it pretty ridiculous at some point just begins to sift into the subconscious of of many of the potential electric. Who aren't really people following the news in detail. They not committed inobound nights. They just went on the they. Just get unsensitive. Oh yeah you know what there will lose court. Cases wasn't their rulers allegations. The hope is that it'll stick again. It's not a sophisticated tactic but they hope is that skin. They have so much control over the media and probably a couple of years to do it. They can black and his reputation before he ever sees the light of day. We have talked before about the strategic sense of this from your vladimir putin on the russian regimes point of view as like why you would turn valley into the center of a circus rather than just ignore him. They hoping though that if he is sent to the salt pile fluently for at least two and a half years that he will just be forgotten about. Definitely the idea. I mean again. They hope is that this way he just simply becomes someone who again used to be someone now. Of course. The difficulty is the moment they have him in a top security prison within a prison. In due course he's going to have to go out and presumed me to just an ordinary prison or in this case a penal colony which is how the russians classify that their prisons and at that point. You know there is the chance that he will have access to whether it's sort of illegal cell phones that he can send out the message and so forth so the there is going to be this constant narrative struggle navanly's people want to keep his memory alive. They want to make into a current thing. The kremlin indu course will want to make him into just some past figure who gets forgotten the you. You have responded to the persecution of nevada by imposing some sanctions which do more symbolic than anything else navalny's supporters unsurprisingly asking the eu to expand those sanctions but is there anything the eu can realistically do in the sanctions department which is going to Compel russia to adjust their behavior. Navales concern because russia can't back down now right valley's going to the penal colony for at least two and a half years yes. There's no real question about that but look sanctions are more than anything else about political symbolism and when you just assigned to go for four fairly obvious candidates who basically have no property in the eu. And unlike we're unlikely to becoming to holiday in the south of france the symbolism the message you're giving is basically we have done the least possible we really don't want to get involved in this if the e you had come up with with a much more robust package of measures. Of course it wouldn't have meant. The putin would suddenly have quake in his boots. Before ios it burrell and reversed his policy but it would have said look. We do take this seriously. We will consist on adding costs to your actions. The trouble is at the moment that actually what they basically said is quite the opposite. The russia obviously does hope that we've out navan the as its figurehead than the protest movement that he leads will just sort of dwindle. Evaporate and disappear. Is that light clear. The discussions about how the rage could be maintained. I mean i'm thinking back to those color revolutions in eastern europe in the early part of this century in one of the reasons or one of the ways they succeeded as that they were substantially lead a loose so the authorities seeking to suppress the movements. Didn't really know who they should cart off. Yeah absolutely and this is one of the problems. I mean they pass. The opposition has had the great virtue of his finger navalny as figurehead because he's very charismatic and effective but now they novelli shaped hole and really echo three ways. They could indeed dwindle all it could. Well be that we will find new leaders. Arising i mean it might be as in belarus that actually you'll find for example navales wife emerging as a new figure all others who can basically fill that role. The third possibility is though if this movement which is essentially very much it's nonviolent. It's political if this fails then there is also the risk that actually people become more radicalized. They feel that we. We tried everything we could within the system. We're going to have to try and go without the system. And i think this is the moment we actually have. No idea. notice the kremlin which way it'll go
Navalny No Longer Designated 'Prisoner Of Conscience' By Amnesty International
"International has revoked a prisoner of conscience status of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Here's Charles Maynes reporting from Moscow. Amnesty is still calling for Navalny to be released from prison where he's currently serving out a 2.5 year term for parole violations. Both he and amnesty argue were politically motivated. The human rights watchdog will no longer call Navalny a prisoner of conscience, citing past views that Amnesty says violated it's hate speech. Rules of only has long been a controversial figure among Russian liberals in particular over what some argue were overtly nationalist statements early in his career targeting migrants and ethnic groups in Russia's southern caucuses region. On. The allies insist his positions have evolved over time and suggest amnesty may have fallen for a coordinated online campaign by pro Kremlin bloggers to discredit the opposition figure.
Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student
"Nigerian troops are searching for forty two people kidnapped during an attack on a boarding school in the northwestern part of the country. Npr's ada peralta has details. Witnesses told local tv. That gunmen stormed a boarding school. Inisia- states on wednesday. The government says the attackers killed one student and abducted more than two dozen others. The identity of the gunman was not immediately clear but the islamist group okla haram has often carried out these kinds of kidnappings in northern nigeria. Two months ago gunmen kidnapped. Three hundred and fifty schoolboys in about one hundred schoolgirls of nearly three hundred kidnapped by boko haram in two thousand. Fourteen are still missing in a statement. The human rights group. Amnesty international says education is under attack in nigeria. It said quote. No child should have to choose between their education and their life. Npr news nairobi.
More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen Were Rescued.
"Of cat scene state said bringing relief to many families. I think we have recovered. Most of the boys governor me bella. Massari said in a televised interview with state channel and ta abduction grip the country already incensed by widespread insecurity and evoked memories of boko harms. Twenty fourteen kidnapping of more than two hundred seventy schoolgirls in the northeastern town of chiba took last friday nights gunmen raided the government science secondary school in sina on motorbikes and marched the boys into ru forest in the biggest such incident in the lawless region in recent years massari said a total of three hundred and forty four boys held in the forest had been freed in neighbouring zamfara state. The boys were on their way back to cat zena and would be medically examined and united with their families today. Massari said a retired health worker whose thirteen year old son was. Among the kidnapped boys could not contain his joy at their release. He's only concern now. Was reuniting with his son. He said boko haram has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping in an unverified recording the video which features boko haram emblem shows a group of boys in a would pleading help us help us the father of one of the missing boys who gave only his first name. Emma said his son was one of the boys who is heard. speaking in the video. Boko haram has a history of turning captives into jihadist fighters if it's claims a true its involvement in northwestern nigeria marks geographical expansion in its activities. But it could have purchased the boys from local criminal gangs with which it's been building ties armed gangs that robin kidnap-for-ransom widely referred to as bandits carry out attacks on communities across the northwest making it hard for locals to farm travel on tap rich mineral assets in some states such as gold. Such gangs killed more than eleven hundred people in the first half of twenty twenty alone according to the rights group. Amnesty international a former acting chief the us department of homeland security's intelligence office has told congress. The dhs
They Call Us Asian in New Zealand
"A low unwelcome. Today calls bruce unfiltered conversation about what's going on in asia america and other parts of the world bank less affected by covid. I feel you have yang. And as phil has served telegraphed we are connecting with another part of the asian diaspora in the form of very special guests old friend. Who is actually a dialing us in from new zealand from the code. Free paradise of the medicaid seeming mark. And thank you so much for joining us. I killed a koto carta. Yeah all the way from my little island safe-haven aspirational destination of all of us. Who are currently huddled. Sorry we both a wall. You don't want people from shithole countries like america company. How does it feel well. I mean okay. So let's begin where we begin and obviously you are there You actually have been in your from new zealand out born in new zealand. Yeah there are chinese new zealanders again part of the espera that we don't really kind of talk about enough here in in our american centric place now of america and one of the things which has actually been a delight Over the years we've known each other has actually been hearing from a different perspective. What if what. Asian america looks like from people who are asian but not american and i. I am kind of curious what america especially looks like from the perspective of somebody in new zealand at this point. What looks like. Oh you want me to say i don't wanna like i'm you walked. It looks like i. I honestly i wanted to press you. We just sitting here going. Holy shit you know holy shit. We knew it was gonna be bad with the guy you know for four years. It's basically as bad as if anyone could have imagined that could get so we. We have elected him out. The only person who can not really acknowledge that is donald trump out Hopefully means things will get better but he really did kind of dig a fricken marianas trench for us and through us in there and he still to acknowledge again that the rule of democracy is is is operated. And it's like guys yeah you know. He lost the election but he won. really damaging the democratic process. And a still doing so as a as a kind of like a political scientist you guys are in like a bad situation with regards to keeping democracy functioning and not becoming like a regime that really recon uphold its democratic institutions. And something that you know compared with new zealand I just like you sit around on my god. I'm so lucky that i have a functioning government that has a loyal opposition by the concept of an opposition that supports the democratic process that supports like peaceful transition of power. A wicked human rights longtime right. So using tim's that we use you know amnesty international About how this is not a peaceful transition of power. Will people really excited. Because maybe you're going to have a peaceful transfer of power. It's like you shouldn't be getting excited about a peaceful transfer of power. You develop develop democracy
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"Department of Health and human Services at taxpayer expense. Amnesty International complains it's being persecuted by the government of India. The BBC's Yokota LaMotte is in Mumbai. Amnesty has told the BBC that officers have been raided by investigating agencies and now it's had its bank accounts frozen, leaving it with no option but to lay off its stuff and stop all work. Amnesty believes it's being targeted. Because it's publicly accused the government of committing human rights violations and cracking down on dissent. The government has not reacted yet to the latest development, but previously, it said amnesty was being investigated for violating laws surrounding foreign funding. Amnesty says it's in full compliance of legal requirement. South Korea says a government official killed by North Korean sailors had wanted to defect to the North South says the man swam against unfavorable currents with the help of a life jacket and a flotation device. And did convey his intention of resettling in North Korea. News and analysis townhall dot com Stuck in traffic. We've got the answer. Thiss report is sponsored by Staples Stories. SIG alert in Richmond West 80 near cutting a major injury accident solving it down Motorcycle. Two left lanes blocked their estimated time clearing solid backup beyond held for Tell Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. Metering lights are on backed up on the 80 over crossing and on the upper deck just after the tunnel still pickup truck in the left lane traffic backed up to the tower. Big problems in San Jose North 11 at Allen blocked all lanes shut down due to police activity. They're hoping to have things cleared out by about 7 30. In the meantime, major backup to your quinoa and it's San Francisco North. Wanna one after call first reports of a four vehicle accident in the right lane. That's traffic. I'm Paul Maxwell. Staples has everything to start the year, right? No matter where school happens, and all that amazing prices this week of 20% off copies and prints for school, like posters were cheats and schedules. Visit staples dot com slash school printing for.
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"Blocking the right lane. I love you. Traffic is brought to you. By Goetzman Group Times 5 50 Case your W It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Sasha Pfeiffer and I'm Elsa Chang Coded. 19 has taken a heavy toll on health care workers around the world. Amnesty International reports that Mexico has recorded the highest number of health care worker deaths from the Corona virus. 1400. NPR's carry con reports on how that country came to lead the world in this grim statistic. It's a regular scene in the courtyard of the sea Glowing, you know, medical complex in Mexico City. Dozens of the public hospital staff break into applause to encourage patients struggling with covert and honor. Those who died and there are many. Mexico now ranks fourth in the world and deaths from the virus and of the nearly 700,000 infected. One in seven has worked at a hospital or clinic. I can feel Gutierrez, a pediatric nurse, the signal being you know hospital. He first felt covert symptoms back in July. I felt really bad. My whole body heard I had a terrible headache. And then I infected my wife and two girls, he says. As his two weeks of paid sick leave was running out. He was tested a second time again Positive, but five days later, he was ordered back on the job. I guess we can still infect others at that point, says Gutierrez. But he says by then his symptoms weren't that bad. Two months later, though, he still have a cough. There are many reasons why so many health professionals in Mexico are getting sick and dying. Lack of quality protective equipment long work weeks that expend exposure to high viral loads, and Mexico quickly hired tens of thousands of professionals to boost staffing. Critics say they haven't gotten proper training. Sofia Ramirez of the nonprofit Mexicans against Corruption says in the early days of the pandemic, healthcare workers were dying at rates.
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"On to the Netherlands. It's a country which lives with the threat of flooding famous for its dikes, the barriers protecting the land, But now the city of on him is choosing a new method of flood control. All that coming up after the latest Hello. This is the BBC news of Fiona McDonald. Corona virus has now claimed more than 150,000 lives in the United States is the world's worst affected country Battles infections. Democrats, with a majority in the House are considering making lawmakers undergo testing before entering the capital complex. David Willis reports the Democrats, speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Has told her fellow politicians that they will have to wear face coverings in the chamber apart from when they're called upon to speak. Our order follows the news that a Republican House member Louie Gohmert, tested positive for the Corona virus shortly before he was due to join President Trump on a trip to Texas. Mr Gummer, too up until a couple of weeks ago had generally refused to wear a face mask has since claimed that doing so might actually have contributed to him contracting the Corona virus, even though such a view directly contradicts that of US health officials. Australia has recorded its worst day for new cases and deaths since the start of the Corona virus pandemic, a second wave sweeping the state of Victoria. So 723 new infections on Wednesday on 13 fatalities. Everyone in the state will have to wear a feast covering in public from Sunday. Mahalia reports. The latest like surpasses Victoria's previous records set earlier this week by nearly 200 cases. The state Premier Daniel Andrews said that many people have shown symptoms of the virus or are still waiting for test results have been turning up a workplace is the state is racing to contain more than 80 outbreaks of aged care facilities, which have claimed dozens of lives in the past few weeks. Amnesty International says Yazidi religious and ethnic minority Children who survived captivity at the hands of the Islamic state Group in northern Iraq are suffering physical and mental health problems. Many Azizi Children were killed by ice and 2014 when they over around their ancestral homeland. Amnesty International says those who survive need long term support. NASA is making final preparations for its latest Mars mission to launch the persevere and threw over from Cape Canaveral Later today. When the rover lands in February. It will search for signs of part of past life on the planet. Here's Jonathan Emos. Not since the Viking Landers in the 19 seventies as NASA directly look for life on Mars, preferring instead with later missions merely to describe the planet's ancient environments. But the one time perseverance Rover with its seven instruments, a drill 23 cameras and a helicopter is geared up to find evidence of biology. It'll land on an ancient lake bed and seal the most interesting rocks in small canisters. Getting these home will involve elaborate future missions that NASA and the European Space Agency are also now preparing. World News from the BBC. Resilience in its home market has seen the Chinese tech firm Quale. We overtake South Korea's some song to become the world's biggest seller of smartphones in the second quarter. Globally. Smartphone sales slumped because of the Corona virus pandemic, costing Samson its position while we shipped almost 59 million units in the period, five million more than some song. While Holli has felt the pressure of U. S sanctions over fears that it's too close to the Chinese government had no sales nearly 2/3 of its phones at home. Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah el Sisi has ratified a law banning active or former officers from running for the presidency or parliament without the permission of the Supreme Military Council. They're also banned from joining political parties. Critics say the law is designed to entrench presidency seize power by preventing any other military figures from squaring off against him. Violent protests have broken out in Paraguay after the government ordered part of the country back into Corona virus locked down, hundreds of people took to the streets of few that the LSD on the border with Brazil to express their anger. There are reports that shops have been looted and Lori set on fire. Archaeologists in England of sold an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, the origin of the giant boulders that form the outer circle of the ancient monument. Geochemical testing indicates that the megaliths known US arsons came from 25 kilometres away at a site called Westwood's It's arsons were erected at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. About 4500 years ago. Professor David Nash from the University of Brighton led the study. I've been working on sauce and since the early to mid 19 nineties but be able to use you know the properties of this stone to answer a really, really important on Greely. Longstanding problem has been absolutely fantastic. BBC news. Thank you for that news. Lots of used throughout the day here on the BBC World Summers. Hello Welcomes used a condom shop on Alan with you. In a moment, We'll.
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"The legislature has until may to act on these and if not more signatures will be needed to get the remaining questions on the November ballot presidential politics tensions are rising between Democrats AV club which are in Pete booted judge after Thursday's debate the Minnesota senator on CNN stands by her criticism of the south bend Indiana mayor basically had condemned the experience he said a hundred years of experience on this stage in the previous debate and I pointed out to him that experience does matter to judge got some backing in Iowa last night from field of dreams after Kevin Costner who called him someone worth listening to the nineteen eighty nine movie was about a man building a ball field is Iowa corn field former vice president Joe Biden says he's focusing on voter protection in an op ed for South Carolina newspaper the democratic hopefuls says he wants to see voting rights string then pulls properly staffed and a paper trail for electronic voting biting calls a right to vote secret Saudi Arabia sentences five people to death for the killing of Washington post journalist Jamal Khashoggi their show he was killed after going to the Saudi consulate in instable last October his remains have never been found CBS as Charlie d'agata has reaction from the post or negative about it is that the complete lack of transparency suggests that this is merely a sham trial is what they called it does ultimately responsible we know there you for you to the highest level the Saudi government continue to escape responsibility for the brutal murder the U. and called it a mockery of justice any to the Amnesty International says the verdict is a white wash that brings neither justice nor the truce for Jamal Khashoggi and his loved ones and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has denied any knowledge of the journalist's killing several of those involved in the operation worked for the royal H. the Taliban claims responsibility on today's attack on a US convoy that killed American soldiers a spokesman for the group said that several of the U. S. and Afghan troops were wounded which has not been confirmed by U. S. sources the attack reportedly took place in kind as province an area that seen numerous insurgent attacks the death of the US soldier is likely to have an impact on peace talks between the US and the Taliban which recently restarted in Qatar after a prisoner exchange president trump in September had to clear the Toxteth after another US soldier was killed in a Taliban bombing in Kabul twenty American service members have lost their lives in Afghanistan this year dad's John Kline reporting it is five thirty eight over now to Bloomberg business for recap on Wall Street here's the latest on.
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"Pumps. Everything we were left, adrift me. Me though, is the fridge told and I couldn't go out because the lift wasn't working I could only come down when the power came bag. The blackout also affected regional elections taking place in parts of Argentina yesterday. The voting went ahead with money, people casting ballots, by the glow of their cell phones, or by candlelight early results show opposition candidates, doing well, not good news for president Murray sue mockery or his government as they scramble to explain how the entire country was plunged into darkness on their watch Argentina like other nations has limited power outages all the time. But this was a blackout on an entirely different scale reporter Italia, co- soy says it will be weeks before investigators can say how the power failure spread so widely suspicious. We've been a power line that comes out of an electric dam in the north of the country and the bullet with butterfly and suspected that something happened in the power line that triggered an automatic response from the network that made it stop altogether. But up to this point in the government, they don't want to say definitely what had happened because they say they're still investigating what the reasons behind that trigger were reporter in Talia Kosovo in Blantyre is here with the world. I'm Carol hills. You wanna taste of Antarctica literally? Okay. So I'm going to try some maybe two or three thousand year old buddy. Yeah. Just like that's I reporter explains what old mud and ancient shells, and an article can tell us about our climate future, that's coming up on the world. I'm Carol hills. And this is the world where a co production of the BBC World Service, PRI, and WG be H in Boston. Two million people organizers in Hong Kong say, that's how many turned out to protest yesterday against a controversial Bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Hong Kong's government had already suspended the Bill from going forward. But the protesters want the proposal to be scrapped entirely Man-kei Tam is director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong, and he was at the protest yesterday. Men K. What are you feeling like today after yesterday's dramatic statement, by the protesters? Hong Kong, people, such great people. They make miracle into consecutive Sundays. We demonstrate also very peacefully with a huge tunnel to retake the streets, and to raise on stones and be monks, and call on carradine's Gotham on to withdraw the Bill and also to withdraw the claim that Las Wednesdays both has also riots and the also call on her Buffum onto HOA Congo, the officials that he move in the violence and MRs involving the whole legislation process. Of course, Carrie Lam is the chief executive of Hong Kong man K. What were the streets of Hong Kong like today, Monday off to the protests and officially last night, some of the pastors occupy one of the main rose next to the government building onto Bodey in the moaning they retreated. And then India, tune, they we choke, one of the rose at game to protest up gains carry them. And among cut to face the protesters and Unsa that among off yesterday's protests. What do you see as your role there in Hong Kong during this time of protests in the past two weeks? Amnesty clay the ops of ro and on the two Sundays poetess. We were one off the participants. We at one of the trial food. Swamped the sweets men came on a personal level. Are you hopeful at this point about where these protests are going and the response or are you concerned, I think so far, we have been pushing the clemen, and it is obviously a step followed fall, the protesters, and the people, what I also noticed in protests is that Hong Kong people care that homeland for example, one of the most chunk Todd slogan at oil..
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"Two million people working in Hong Kong say, that's how many turned out to protest yesterday against a controversial Bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Hong Kong's government had already suspended the Bill from going forward. But the protesters want the proposal to be scrapped entirely man, k Tam is director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong, and he was at the protest yesterday. Man K. What are you feeling like today after yesterday's dramatic statement, by the protesters? The Hong Kong, people, such great people. They make new recall into consecutive Sundays. We also very peacefully with a huge now to take the streets and to raise our phones, and be monks, and call on carried I'm Scott to withdrawal the bail and also to withdrawal declaim last Wednesday. Supposed has also riots and we also call on her to HOA Congo. The officials had he mocking the violence, and MRs involving the whole legislation process, of course, carry lamb is the chief executive of Hong Kong mom K. We're the streets of Hong Kong today, Monday after the protests and officially last night, some of the pastors occupied one of the main rose next to the government building unto thirty in the morning, they retreated. And then in the afternoon, they, we talk one of the rose game to protest up gains, Harry them. And demand to face the protesters and Unsa. The be monkeys Aww yesterday's protests. What you see as your role there in Hong Kong during this time of protest in the past two weeks. Amnesty clay Roe and on the two Sundays potok. We were one of the participants one of the trial food swamp this week's men, a personal level. Are you hopeful at this point about where these protests are going and the response or are you concerned I think so far we have been pushing the clemen, and it is obviously that followed fall the protesters and the people, what I also noticed in the protests is that Hong Kong, people can hold land, for example, one of the most chanted slogan at all you Hong Kong means hanging Hong Kong, and then they also care about the students who western all beaten up by the police in the clashes. And many of them, peaceful has this, and then they also care about each other during their protests. Do you see the protesters themselves did start out as one group? And then with each new protests, there's kind of more and more different types of people, and that, who the protesters are does that keep changing, or is it consistent. I think it has been you in quite Ganic -ly, more and more small groups. Join thing that involves all sins people who advocate independence, all combination, and some of them professional groups like lawyers teachers and journalists, so more and more and the latest group join in whoa parents, because they want to protect the students who represent the future of Hong call man, k Tam is director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong. Thanks a lot. Thank you. As the protests over the now suspended extradition. Bill continue, Fay, Jana, suggesting that foreign powers are behind the upheaval in Hong Kong, BBC, colleague, jogging, Fung has been following this from her post in Washington DC, the Beijing government, it did not directly accuse the US of its roads in the protests, but state media teat indicate that the Hong Kong protests might be instigated by foreign powers such as the US disclaim is usually used by the Chinese government for a lot of internal domestic issues. And it's hard to say what it truly believe it. Or is escape. Go use by them to direct attention people, but a lotta people, manage suddenly believe in such a feary now carry Lam chief executive Hong Kong. She suspended this very controversial extradition, Bill. Where does that leave Chinese president Xi Jinping and his power? In Hong Kong, the suspension of this law. Is actually pretty extraordinary. If you think of it, it could be the biggest concession of government and person than she make to public pressure, because such thing doesn't happen, a minute, China and such a concession. Mc bide government and backed by Beijing sexually demagoging image of president, she where Beijing, Hong Kong government would make food concession wister waiting to. I want to switch gears now and talk about next week when President Trump will meet with Xi Jinping g twenty in Japan. What do you anticipate the US will be pressing she and China four regarding Hong Kong last week, when President Trump was asked by reporters regarding his view on to Hong Kong demonstrations, he actually did not give a very strict full woods on, sir. He said he hoped and believed that Hong Kong and China can work this out. And if we try to clock back. Two five years ago to the umbrella movement of Hong Kong and other pro-democracy movement in the city. Trum at the time actually, to about it, and criticized the Obama administration of being to involve into Hong Kong affairs. So this kind of shows you press in Trump's possible view. Well secretary of state Pompeo to indicate that if Trump will meet president, she doing he will bring up the Hong Kong issue in front of the Chinese president of how dip would Trump discuss it, it's really hard to say, at the moment, and US, Hong Kong relations is defined by Eck, Cole US Hong Kong Policy Act in which it says that the US president has the right to stop giving special benefits to Hong Kong when Hong Kong's degree of atonomy is considered not sufficient anymore. So that's. The US policy tool. However, wetter Trump. What used that rights, as heart attack at the moment? Let's get back the protests themselves, specifically the concerns around surveillance of protesters, what are some of the precautionary measures that protesters in Hong Kong have been taking. Some of them have been wearing mosque a partially as four protecting themselves from pepper sprayed. But also can serve the purpose of covering their face something can consume to add entity in front of TV cameras. A lot of them have been down the wing to chatting app telegram, which is considered more secure in saved than other chatting apps and notably. Hong Kong, people are refrained from using octopus card, which is the metro card in the city and it's hugely popular. Hong Kong, people usually use it not only for transportation, but buying things from convenience stores. However, a lot of them during the demonstrations trying to get to one time single tickets for metro rather than using a metro card. They don't wanna record of where they've been. So they're just hang for each each ride they take and stuff. Yeah they wanna hide to pay for. Tro, now is there a worry that the Chinese government is going to go after protesters? I mean, is there any evidence that they're monitoring cameras and images being posted online? It's not a secret that the Chinese government on the people's social media use, and also the internet coming to -cations Email in China. However, there's little evidence that such an action exists in Hong Kong by the Beijing government's at the moment, but the demonstrators asserts taking measures to avoid my ABC colleague, Jayan, Fung, speaking to us from Washington DC. Thanks a lot. Thank you..
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"Macusi's the president about coups which hunts and the like we now hear of the arrest of Julian Assange. This morning immediately asked about what is next to him. I was thinking to myself, and it was asked what do you think? And I thought well, he's either a traitor martyrs something else. I don't know if they wanna make him a martyr. But I I said it doesn't matter what label you put on him. He's one of the I think is one of the prime examples of deep state, which is to suppress those who wish to expose them. And I just I was curious as to whether or not. This arrested put him in the crosshairs of the extradition to the United States. I mean, I mean forty years ago he would've been praised for exposure of practices of government Woodward and Bernstein back when they revealed Watergate, they they were praised. But of course, you know, when you put somebody like Assange in a political climate like we have today, and it's very cold way. It becomes a political football everything he does because the political football enemy the state because people in power have been exposed and his hacks. Whatever else he's done to expose of really put him in a position where he could be loved or hated depending on who exposes. Amnesty International's deputy director Mossi mo- Muratti. He he's the director of research in Europe. He reportedly said that he hopes that Assange is not extradite of the United States over fears that he would face human rights violations, which would include detention conditions that would violate the absolute proof of torture and other ill-treatment and unfair trials following possibly secure Dudas work with WikiLeaks would asked about the rape and sexual violence. Muratti said that these accusations should be properly investigated in a way that respects the rights of both the complaints and the accused any brought to and be brought to Justice. If there is sufficient evidence against him. If we decide to pursue extradition, Mr. sauce for the UK. There must be adequate assurances that he would not be extradited. Otherwise, we said of the United States. I find this weird. In fact, it's a little scary when you have people for Amnesty International saying, hey, bring him to the United States is going to be tortured. He's killed and I know that from time to time we hear that we're in a dark and dangerous moment in history. And as I read these statements, I now fear for journalists that get information that is sensitive deep state operations. I mean, we already have seen journalists and we've seen independent thinkers be censored from social media platforms. We have seen them sued and extreme cases suicide it over the, you know, over time because well, whatever they report American people, whatever they expose it gets a lot of hot water, and sometimes it gets them dead. Think about reports Gary Webb or data consular or James Howard Hatfield and how they attempted to expose corruption. Deep state activities. And they were dead died. Under mysterious circumstances. Well, the arrest of Julian Assange may have a silver lining that it may force Americans to confront the charade. We call the political process, and those who are still participating and sharing on the circus. I think it'll be it'd be advisable to kind of back off a bit now because otherwise you is an idiot for the system I've worn time and time again the unraveling exposure. Of the corruption and double standard in politics is revealing the entire exercises rigged if bought and paid for. It's a raid. I mean is it telling that when President Trump was asked to comment about the Assange says he was quoted as saying that he knows nothing about WikiLeaks. I mean, Trump continue to say, it's not my thing. I've seen what's happening with the song. She's not my thing. Not his thing. Really? Can't be serious. Right. I mean is he now taking a punches pilot approach to this whole affair when he praised WikiLeaks for exposing the corruption of the Clintons and the DNC. I mean, this is a standing. And once again reinforced by stance on politics being feeder for the ugly. I mean, you go back to the twenty sixteen campaign WikiLeaks. Disseminated emails were taken from the Democratic National Committee just before the party's convention that summer and later released. Pilfer tranches of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, his private emails everyday for month leading up to election day. It was same emails revealed pedestrian fondness for spirit cooking rituals among other so called irreverend passions. It was what was revealed in those very emails that showed what Hillary Clinton was it basically showed that she was unfit. To be president also was the basis for the buzzwords of luck corrupt by the Trump faithful. Have we forgotten the origins of all the drain the swamp rhetoric? I mean, it came from the dump of emails. Against the Clinton campaign and CNN claimed that they were legal and should not be believed. I mean, the media's also showing its Apocrypha what all of the talk of free press and the persecution from Donald Trump. They're not even raising their voices in protest are they concerned about what may happen to Julian Assange because the media knows what he did to their. Well, how would they did to their idol? How how how you may have cost Hillary her reign as president? I say they know that he had you know, some import yet he had a lot of importance there. He was he was one of the guys that made this happen. I mean, the media always tells us. They're so concerned about freedom of the press and their right to spend conspiracy theory had no raised. In protest of his arrest. Can anyone see the hypocrisy of this? And how agents that attempt to expose the deep state or taken down sensor jailed or killed. I mean when it Sandra was hacking for the people we only cared. If it benefited the party, we support it. And I admit that hacking is not a legitimate journalistic technique but much of what had revealed. Was giving him by informants. And some of those informants according to. Assange died or they died trying to get that information out there. So I just don't understand why you know, why this is the case go to John in Michigan. John you're on ground zero. Hey, thanks for taking my call bet. I just. What's going on? And just things I'm thinking about Donald Trump. No, the narrative from answering media's always been trying to link him to some kind of collusion the Soviets. What not to say during the press conference? That. Found that you support. It makes them to it in any way. Then continue the narrative that with Russia. No, they won't because this on basically revealed everything that made the Trump campaign asked to drain the swamp. Right. I mean Sohn's did it because he wanted to expose the corruption of the DNC. Right, right. No. They're playing soundbites Trump those saying things that you really enjoyed reading with. I did enjoy it. Enjoy it. Yeah. Run for the United States presidency. And of course, enjoy time because it's helping campaign. Sure. Then when you said, it's not my thing. I mean, don't you find that a little bit hypocritical? You find that a little bit of a double standard that here? He is praising him for giving. All this information that made him president. And then when he's arrested. He goes, not my thing. Opinion thought that perhaps maybe Trump trying to tell him not right now. Don't discuss it William Barr. I guess there's someone died in indicted for what does thing I can remember his name, but criminal. Investigations going on maybe doing the next step. And you just can't talk about it right now. About. Well. Then why did he say just can't talk about it right now? I mean, I'm not I don't like this. They're making the people make excuses for Trump. What he did was wrong. What he did was wrong. Basically saying it's not my thing. Maybe a total clown in my opinion. I think that's wrong. I think they'd be sitting there saying most of the stuff we had on Hillary Clinton. I mean, and we know she's a criminal mind. Everything we had on her was brought to us by none other than WikiLeaks. And Trump was praising that stuff. Right. So if he said, it either somebody is threatened him or he once again is not said what he's supposed to what he should have said is that well, we'll look into this. We'll look into this. And we'll make sure that whatever's going on Justice will be served, but noise is not my thing. Yeah. But in that what we saw weren't they discussing, you know, William bar and him being harmless and stuff like that wasn't all together. What do you mean? I don't understand. Prescott. Consumer because I listen to you know, handing them the impression during his press conference when he said that that thing. But it wasn't kind of framework along in regards to what William bars doing. Why do the conversation that the Clinton spied or that or that there was spying going on in the administration against the Trump campaign? No, no. I'm sorry. My opinions news. Just.
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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin since President Trump took office, the US military has quietly increased the number of air strikes. It carries out in Somalia. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International. The Pentagon insists that anyone killed in these attacks has direct links to Islam militants in al-shabaab. The human rights group says that is not true NPR's. Ada Peralta joins us on the line from Nairobi ater. Can you explain more about what amnesty is alleging here? Yes. So they used satellite images to pinpoint where these airstrikes took place. They sent researchers into what we're really remote parts of Somalia, and then the talk to families to witnesses to doctors near the strikes, and they say they are confident that at least in five of those strikes. They looked at at least fourteen civilians were killed. I spoke to one of the researchers. Abdulahi hassan. Here's a bit of what he told me. The government have indiscriminately killed some of the civilians when the attack civilians who had been there funding or windy hit a vehicle carrying fighters in the middle of a village full of children and women than that is also unprofessional in Hudson says that they have killed women and children, and he says one of the big problems is that the US is acting with impunity. They admit that these strikes take place, but they're not taking responsibility for any of this that may have been killed. In fact, Hudson says the US is not even conducting on the ground investigations to find out who these airstrikes are killing an amnesty says that some of these strikes violate human human rights law, and that they may amount to war crimes, but doesn't the Pentagon argue otherwise that they actually do do reporting to find out exactly who who. Who who were the fatalities in individual attacks? They do they don't give us much information about what that investigation entails, and that's part of the problem here. Rachel that that that this is happening in very rural Somalia, and they happen in areas controlled by al-shabaab. So it's it's hard and really dangerous for independent researchers or even us journalists to to get out there and talk to people after a strike has happened. And I guess some of it depends on how you define who has a direct link to Shabaab and who does not. And that's another thing we don't know from the from the Pentagon US Africa. Command did send a written statement reacting to this report, and they say that from June twenty seventeen they have conducted one hundred ten air strikes killed more than eight hundred militants. But they say that no civilians have been killed and not even one injury. It's worth noting that we have been asking for interviews with. Africom to get more details on how this works. We've done it for more than the year. And they've only responded with limited written statements on the US treats much of what happens in Somalia with a ton of secrecy. I'll leave you with one example, we tend to call these bombings drone strikes. But amnesty says that in at least one attack the US may have used a gun ship Amand gunship. The problem is the United States won't even publicly released the kinds of aircrafts. They are using in Somalia. NPR's eater Peralta sharing reporting with us about a new report from Amnesty International about US strikes in Somalia eight or thanks. We appreciate it. You rachel..
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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. Since President Trump took office, the US military as quietly increased the number of air strikes. It carries out in Somalia. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International. The Pentagon insists that anyone killed in these attacks has direct links to Islam militants and al-shabaab. The human rights group says that is not true NPR's. Ada Peralta joins us on the line from Nairobi ater. Can you explain more about what amnesty is alleging here? Yes. So they used satellite images to pinpoint where these airstrikes took place. They sent researchers into what we're really remote parts of Somalia, and then he talked to families to witnesses to doctors near the strikes, and they say the are confident that at least five of those strikes. They looked at at least fourteen civilians were killed. I spoke to one of the researchers the Hasaan, and here's a bit of what he told me. The government have indiscriminately killed some of the civilians when the attack civilians who had me they're coming off when they hit a vehicle carrying about failures in the middle of a village full of children and women than that is also unprofessional in Hudson says that they have killed women and children, and he says one of the big problems is that the US is acting with impunity. They admit that these strikes take place, but they're not taking responsibility for any of those feelings that may have been killed. In fact, Hudson says the US is not even conducting on the ground investigations to find out who these airstrikes are killing an amnesty says that some of these strikes violate human human rights law, and that they may amount to war crimes, but doesn't the Pentagon argue otherwise that they actually do reporting to find out exactly who who who were the fatalities in individual. Tax. They do they don't give us much information about what that investigation entails, and that's part of the problem here. Rachel that that that this is happening in very rural Somalia, and they happen in areas controlled by al-shabaab. So it's it's hard and really dangerous for independent researchers or even us journalists to to get out there and talk to people after a strike has happened. And I guess some of it depends on how you define who has a direct link to Al Shabaab, and who does not the trick. And that's another thing we don't know from the from the Pentagon US Africa. Command did send a written statement reacting to this report, and they say that from June twenty seventeen they have conducted one hundred ten airstrikes and killed more than eight hundred militants. But they say that no civilians have been killed and not even one injury. It's worth noting that we have been asking for interviews with African to get more details on how this works. We've done it for more than a year. And they've only responded with limited written statements. The US treats much of what happens in Somalia with a ton of secrecy. I'll leave you with one example, we tend to call these bombings drone strikes. But amnesty says that in at least one attack the US may have used a gun ship manned gunship, the problem is that the United States won't even publicly release the kinds of aircrafts. They are using in Somalia NPR's eyder Peralta, sharing reporting with us about a new report from Amnesty International about US strikes in Somalia eight.
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"Goodness sake. All the countries that I just mentioned have backed Medeiros ouster seeing an enormous number of countries back Monroe's ousted. That includes France, most of the European countries. The only country not backing Medeiros ouster are the Russians under Vladimir Putin and Putin came out and said, we are good friends with with Madero. We're going to be upset if the United States were to intervene militarily, there's been no talk of US intervention militarily seems unnecessary at this point. Given the fact that the population is rising up against the structure in Venezuela. Material looks not long for this world in terms of his leadership. But there is a contingent of Democrats who are kind of siding with Maduro. So one of those people is the is the Yuba quits, Alexandra Okaz, yo Cortez. So she wouldn't answer a straight question about this. It's amazing. We. We know Alexander causes Cortez's. We don't have opinions about instant pot at the instant pot. How great harasser are. We know her opinions about the sugarhill gang. We know her opinions about music, we know her opinions about the top tax rate. We know her opinions about global warming. But we do not know her opinion about this coup. That's happening in Venezuela to get rid of a dictator. The only clue that we have is a tweet that she reads weeded. Okay. And that retreat was of a guy named ro Khanna was apparently an Obama administration administration staffer who tweeted out you should not anoint the leader of the opposition in Venezuela during an internal polarized conflict. That's not what's happening here. It's not an internal polarized conflict. It's the people rising up against the dictator. Let us support autograph Mexico and the Vatican's efforts for a negotiated settlement an end sanctions that are making the hyperinflation worse. So she is taking the democratic socialists of America position unsurprisingly because she is in fact, a democratic socialist the DISA has issued its own. Statement said US sanctions against Maduro to make the economy's scream are unequivocally. Illegal, according to both US and international law and have contributed to unimaginable suffering by the Venezuelan people. Let's be straight about this sanctions against Venezuela. Taken place over the last ten years or not the cause of the economic collapse of Venezuela. The cause of the economic collapse of Venezuela nationalization of industry making the entire economy dependent on oil plunging price of oil that was it. That's the whole thing. The economic political and cultural crisis there is complex. I love that say the folks at the DSM because they're like, well, it's not us. It's not our socialism. Not not. No, no. This is Trump's fault. They say a US driven coup is totally unacceptable and just the latest in a long history of US-backed coups in the region, showing blatant contempt not just for democracy, but also for national sovereignty. First of all, I find it hilarious that the left is now whining people in the are winding about coups. They were fine with the coup in Cuba. They got rid of a much more democratic regime on behalf of Fidel Castro. And they had no problem. I assume what the Russian revolution. It's only. It's only revolutions that actually target their favorite dictators. They're very upset about. So well done everyone. It is indeed pretty astonishing. It's astonishing to watch people defend Madero Madero is legitimately one of the worst people on planet earth like at all. Okay. I'm looking at the the numbers from the from the folks over at Amnesty International. Here's what they find. They find that between twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen the Maduro regime has been responsible for eighty three hundred extrajudicial executions also found about five. Thousand homicides in two thousand sixteen or at the hands of security officials sixty five percents increase in maternal mortality thirty percent increase in infant mortality. Two point three million people have left Venezuela since two thousand fourteen it's so funny all the same people who are complaining about President Trump wanting to build a border wall and saying the United States should welcome in everybody refuse to look at the actual problem of why enormous numbers of people are leaving countries in South America, mainly because those countries are horribly run, and when there's a change in regime, we are all supposed to pretend that the current regime is good or ought to be supported amnesty, of course, called on the country's President Nicolas Maduro to guarantee his citizen's rights life. That's not gonna do anything. Finally, the people of Venezuela are standing up it'd be historic mistake for the west not to take advantage of this in the same way that it was a historic mistake in two thousand nine for the west to ignore the cries of the people of Ron were attempting to house their own dictators. Amnesty International said back in two thousand eighteen the list of crimes against international law against the population is growing Venezuelan. Authorities are using the language of war to try to legitimize the use of excessive force by police. The government of president Maduro should guarantee the right of life instead of taking the lives of the country's young people. Waylon embassy, by the way, has is already being called back to Venezuela Madero wants to cut diplomatic relations with the west which is only gonna his country further the man needs to go. He needs to go. But again, the media won't ask anybody who is on the hardcore democratic socialists left about any of this. It really is an astonishing thing to be truly astonishing. I mean during this government shutdown the media have badgered everyone to answer every question, they could possibly have they will badger high school students about a non event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But they will feature on the cover of the Hollywood reporter it will feature her in Vanity Fair. They will feature her in every major publication as a fresh face of the Democratic Party. But then they will not track her down long enough to ask a simple question about Venezuela. Fascinating. A she was actually asked by the daily caller about this. Because of course, only the daily caller Askar. It'll Cossio Cortez said our offices monitoring it closely. I think that you know, the humanitarian crisis is extremely concerning. But you know, when we use non democratic means to determine leadership that's also concerning as well. So we're figuring out our response and making sure that we sent her the people of his Waylon, first and foremost Maduro has been rigging elections for years, rigging it for years using the military to crack down on his opponents paying off all of his allies. ANC pleading ignorance on us and don't worry. We're gonna come back to it. So what we'll get back to you. Sure. Sure. You will sure you will lady. I do love the fact that the the model country constantly shifting according to democratic socialist winds so for awhile Venezuela now, it's Norway. If the economy of Norway should collapse. I assume they will move onto Sweden if the economy of Sweden should collapse, the nice, and they will move on from there. It's it's it's kind of amusing to watch. Although it is in the end, quite okay. In just a second. Only talk about another country. It's amazing. The Democrats are praising even as that as Walea is collapsing. But first, we need to talk about the underwear. You're currently wearing on your took us. Life is way too short suspend a single moment of it being uncomfortable. So when it comes to something you wear every day, your underwear. Why would you settle for anything less than Tommy John? Tommy, John has the most comfortable underwear for everyone on the planet. You can count on their products to be snug and neat and to stay in one place all their underwear sports there. No wedgie guarantee, which I could've used in high school, comfortable state, but waistbands arranger fabrics that are luxurious soft and designs move.
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"And so when a little closer to halfway through the book that they finally get Joe's mom to talk about what happened and actually described the event to them. And Joe's dad is like really pestering her to say, do you know where this happened to you and her head was covered? So she didn't see where she was. And she is he is like badgering her to be like, we'll did you go up Hiller downhill where you in the woods where you on gravel. Was there a fence nearby, and she can't answer it and she's getting really pissed at him. And he's like, listen, there are three classes of land that meet there, and that will depend on whether or not we can convict and who can convict the person if we ever find them, sure. So that is like. That is a central procedural question that the book does a really great job of manifesting as like lived experience. Yeah. From what I read about like mostly reviews of the book. It seems like the big question is if it happened on like US land that it it just like the land that happened on dictate to its who is going to handle like prosecution, and then that has huge implications for like how seriously the crime is taken in how likely the guy who did it is is to get away with it. Yes. So the in the afterward of the book, urgent talks about this two thousand nine Amnesty International report about stats of domestic and sexual. Yeah. I think I think I read about this because it's what like one and three native women will be sexually assaulted and something like well, like eighty percent of those. Those will be perpetrated by non nominative person. Yeah. And so in twenty ten there was a law passed called the tribal law and order act that gave tribal courts wider jurisdiction in sentencing and enforcement. And it was spurred mostly because of domestic violence cases. So this book is happening in the eighty eight. That's not this would be a case that would give rise to the law. But it would not be not be about the this book would not be about that law didn't exist yet. Okay. Right. Correct. The book so from a from a structural perspective. Joe is the narrator is a first person narrator in actually, this is a departure for urgent a lot of her. I think almost all of her other books are like multiple narrators kind of different community voices telling a story from different angles, and she really draws down into Joe for a couple of reasons, but the one that's most pertinent to what we were just talking about is that when he grows up he does become a public prosecutor. And so you get this little moments where he is like nodding to that and nodding to okay? Well, it was different back. Then. And here's how feeling about it. Now, or this is how it inspires me. And what I'm doing? Now is it told from the perspective of him in the future? Looking back on something that happened in his past is at the deal. Yes. But you never what urgent doesn't do is say like I'm Joe sitting here in twenty ten telling you a story. It's just all inside his brain. Like, there's no like framing device or anything like that. Sure. He will. He does. So like my impression based on on what we kinda just we're talking about is that he is you know, he's living today. And so he would be someone practicing law as this ACTA gets passed and thinking about his own relationship to these deeds, and what the law doesn't does not allow him to do right? So the only other character that I think gets at this kind of gray fuzzy definition angle of the book because that's that's a big through line of like where do we draw borders around law is also like where do we draw borders around identity? And the book talks when when law and identity or the baked in together like this. Yeah. Because the the reason that the guy who commits who commits rape. The reason he's there, and the reason that Joe's mom is. There is actually because of like a native girl who has been who like has borne the child of the like in the book, the governor of South Dakota or something and he is like paying her hush money to go away..
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"And now they're most recent commercial has kids wrestling in the grass and the chubby dad comes over and says, hey, hey, boys, cut it out cut it out with your rough housing. Remember, if if something if a group is not explicitly right wing. Then it will eventually become left-wing. And that's true for some companies now as well. Here's a tweet from Amnesty International. They tweeted people are upset with the Gillette ad repeat after me, and then they put the Bullhorn emoji. And in other words, a Bullhorn emoji. Repeat? After me. We want a world without toxic masculinity. We want a world without toxic masculinity. And they did it like five dollars. That's right. Amnesty International Amnesty, International started to free political prisoners from authoritarian dictatorship jails. It was actually founded by some Quakers. So if you wanted to put that on the political spectrum it probably pretty far right wing. And now they're sending out tweets because they're a bunch of social Justice warriors fighting against mean men. So if a group is not explicitly right wing than it eventually shall become left-wing quick follow up to last story. We shared about the high potential student program at UCLA, do you? Remember what they they don't. They don't they don't call kids at risk anymore. Do you? Remember this like low income kids they used to call them at risk students, and they don't call them anymore. Remember what they changed it to? I think it's at its they're called like potential. That's ads. Yeah. We like. Because that's me. At. Achievement. And if it's not attitude it's ads. Remember this? Remember even talking about it. There's a new PC term for at risk students. Abbas okay at? I don't know. Potential near dwellers. No, no, no. But I kinda wanna Friday night fight you in the nose right now for that. Bring it on my. And I'm gonna put up my Duke slagging this. I laughed. All right. Right. Eric. Needs to be like years ago. Go alive. Yeah. The fifties boys. Yeah, you're like a lot of people are ahead of their time. Yeah. Oh, no. Now, the low blow. It's getting really nasty, and when did boxers start this posture when they fight. Fists like backwards right in front of your face. I got traditional like, I don't know something that protects your face think. One turned his fist round. It was like. Better. This bizarre position for so long. It's like they were watching Saturday morning cartoons. It went. Oh. That's funny. Stand up routine. I laughed. All right. Bye. Good physical humor. There you go workshop something, so Thomas soul and his great book. Vision of the anointed told the story of San Jose State, and they had a program called the alternatives to incarceration program, and they took selected prisoners. And instead of putting them in prison put them in college. So you got a bunch of prisoners enrolled in San Jose State. Couple of decades back. So the San Jose police chief notice that there a spike in the number of rapes reported on campus. So he did a little research into the program. And this is what he wrote. He said what I complained the project director said that the clients criminals were screened and that California had declared it an exemplary program. Actually, we think about this is such an interesting story. So remember exemplary program, what's an exemplary broken California's deemed it an exemplary program. So when I think seminary program, what do you think that means we're gonna possibly an exemplary program they say exemplary? Based off what you've got to ask ourselves. Whenever you hear like a conclusive statement that it's exemplary based on what no one ever questions at. He says actually we found out later that the program screened applicants only on the basis of academic scores federal rules prevented consideration on their criminal records. Does couldn't be like, oh, this guy's a rapist. He should not be in college or whatever. But here's the key California had declared the program exemplary only because it's submitted quarterly reports on time. That's that's how they were deemed exemplary now anything to do with the program itself. But because they had to they gave their quarterly reports on time therefore exemplary. When my complaint. This is the police chief complaints about the program became public was censured by the students and faculty and advised by my superiors and city hall to go easy after all this was an exemplary federally funded program to reduce recidivism. So the point here is that this program was entirely about the intentions, and that's how progressives think that's how the anointed that's the vision of the anointed that souls talking about, but progressives Democrats think about intentions. Intentions are all that matter results me nothing. Until in this case, it became too obvious to ignore. When a couple months later an honor student in the program, one of the students, one of the criminals who was lifted up as an example of how the program is so successful. He was arrested for torturing raping and murdering two women on campus. In ten years of this program. None of the students graduate and many of them were arrested for committing crimes against women on campus. Oh, but the intention was so noble. Blinded. People can be by them does engines. We just a lot of things everyone does this. What we see it today with the border. We're supposed to believe the left wants to believe that all immigrants all coming in our future Rhodes scholars. Does look for a better life and education for their children. And yes that exists obviously. But that's not everybody. And not all immigrants murderers either. But it's sensible to know who wants to come across our border, and who you are no. But the left just wants to close your eyes and hope for the best. One hundred seven sixty K FM be don't judge programs by their intentions judge them by their results. And then even when you get the state coming back and saying, oh, it's exemplary question everything. One eight hundred seven sixty K FM one hundred seven sixty five three six two. Hey, we got some good news gentleman. We have a new tax in California. Yes. We've got a great. Yes. Great new tax new year. New tax is the first of many, we'll tell you what is going to be taxed now in California. Because it's not enough yet taxed already apparently. But don't worry. It's going to a good cause. So. Oh. Again, the intentions are good one hundred seven sixty cafe will tell you that next. If you have a single family home, a two unit three hundred four plex, and you have significant equity, but you're tired of managing it. Right. So you want to get rid of it? You know, how to deal with it anymore? Got a couple of options, you can just sell it and the fine. But then you gotta pay a bunch of taxes. And I think the government's got enough taxes you can do a ten thirty one. But then you gotta take the money you get and put it into a bigger property, and the point is you don't want it. Why are you probably don't want to start managing the when he got bigger one. So the only other option to avoid paying all these taxes is what's called a deferred sales trust. So how does this work? There is a free deferred sales truck seminar, Wednesday, February sixth at seasons, fifty two and UT and a deferred sales. Trust seminars. Gonna explain exactly how this all works. So the complicated just an option that you may not know about so getting the benefits. Are you not to pay taxes? You got pass it income for many years afterwards, and you don't have to manage the proper. Pretty anymore,.
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"Is actually not with? Speaking for all women when you're dealing with extreme anti semitism. Yeah. I liked that Meghan McCain coming back at the end. And just saying I I don't like you pretend mystique for all women when you don't allow pro-life women conservative women in your movement, and you and you associated with the guy who calls Jews termites. Yeah. Tanic jus I think was another one of his phrases the end W C P has left the women's March. Okay. I mean, a lot of groups Amnesty International USA, gone. Glad gone the human rights campaign gone southern poverty Law Center, gone national Resources Defense Council, gone Greenpeace USA out. They're all gone. Wow. Yes. And well, I wonder what she has to say to that. I think maybe it's time for some of the people who jumped all over anybody who dared ask the question. What is the women's March all about? Going on. I honestly, dude, you know, this I meant it. Sincerely camp. There was no clear message. Like what's the goal? What is the March about do you do you know yet? No. I think the fact that you have so many liberal groups now leaving is evident to the fact that there was nothing. Really? There was no coherent message other than they all hated Trump right either. Because of pass things he had said or the way whatever it was it was because of Trump that is what United all of these groups. But I never understood. Okay. What's the end goal? Usually as a group that gets together, a nonprofit, you you have a goal in mind. We want to end cancer. We want to end poverty, homeless, whatever it might be. Never understood it. Okay. Good talk there. So how is it that you can sell less than a thousand albums yet top the charts? As far as sales. It's the new is the new way of doing business now the music industry so billboard. They of course, ranked the most popular albums of the week in the United States. They said that a boogie would've hoodies album climb to the top of the equivalent of fifty eight thousand sales for the week ending January tenth he only sold eight hundred twenty three albums, but because they're using the metric now of combining album sales with also on demand. Streams so we got eighty three million on demand. Streams? Which as they put it together, they put pen to paper and say, well, that's the equivalent of fifty eight thousand sales, and that means you got the number one spot on the billboard two hundred chart. Okay. And the artist is again. Boogie would a hoodie. Okay. That's great information. You know, what I'm going to do with it. What's that? Well, when I roll into the house tonight, and my son and my daughter's there, I'm gonna have that playing as I'm walking up the stairs on my phone. Okay. That go what are you doing? I'm listening to bow you with a hoodie. What are you doing? What that's my jam album is hoodie season. Yes. S Z is how they spelled. Yeah. It's already Caesar's reference. Thank you very much for that. Any dad any mom really can do this. You'll drive your kids. Absolutely. Not just one of my favorite things to do.
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"What a beautiful day. Isn't it? Isn't it? A remarkable thing you wake up every day. And that's another bucket full of nuts. And and here we are once more the the government is still closed down. Perhaps. It's a partial shutdown by twenty five percent of the government news media's very upset about this. And the news media tells you the American people really don't care about this government shutdown thing that excuse me don't care about the border security thing care, very deeply about the government shutdown because that's the democrat party's position the democrat party's position as you should care very deeply about the government shutdown, but you should not care at all about the non crisis, not a crisis at the border and the news media CNN MSNBC Washington Post, their SIM, politico, they'll all tell you that the American people aren't concerned about the border. There's no crisis at the border. We have a perfectly acceptable level of child sexual abuse. And and women being raped. Aleph line, of course. But the the last line is CBS news. We talked about it yesterday. Our our friend listener Rafael called in. And and pointed us to the CBS news fact check which was pretty funny yesterday. In fact, checking the president from night before last has as address to the nation from the Oval Office and the president said thirty percent or one third of women making their way north are subjected to sexual assault and CBS in their effect. Check, of course, declared him to be wrong. Well, that's false. That's wrong. Because Amnesty International says it's not one third at sixty percent to seventy per sixty to seventy percent now seventy two percent. Eighty percent sixty to eighty percents. I'll get this straight sixty to eighty percent of women, according to Amnesty International actually subjected to sexual assault during the journey. And that's of course, Trump's fault because he lives in central Mexico late at night ninety flies down there and lurks in the bushes. And it's all his fault. Everything says, full and and CBS news like that's wrong. It's actually two to three times that level go. That's not the way they put it. And then and then yesterday, I cited this poll as well. But it's it's worth repeating because it's so absurd. The people at politico and morning consult, and and across the media spectrum all over the place. They reported this poll, they asked Americans morning consultant politic. Is there a crisis at the border? They asked people how they describe it. And they say, well, Amir plurality only forty two percent of Americans say there is an illegal alien illegal immigration crisis. The US Mexico only forty two percent. So the president is clearly in the minority. And if you look further into the Paul and in some stories, it's going to be hard to find another thirty seven percent of voters said there is a problem, but not a crisis. So that means. That seventy nine percent. That is seventy nine percent of us. That has the headline should be four and five Americans. See crisis are a problem at the border. That's that's nearly eighty percent that seventy nine percent for those who are math challenge seventy nine percents. Nearly eighty percent. Eighty percent is four out of five so four out of five Americans agree that there's a problem or a crisis the US border, and a majority of those believe it's a crisis sats another way of phrasing. The same numbers. This is how the media Krupp's things because I just took it and rephrase the same digits just off the top of my head that come out with a completely different headline a completely different news story. But then then they they say that twelve percent say there is neither a problem nor a crisis. Now, if this were Brock Obama and the media's on the side of the twelve percent the media's firmly in the twelve percent can't because that's where the Democrats are the Democrats are in the twelve percent camp. The president is in the seventy nine percent camp. I am in the seventy nine percent cap. That's because seventy nine percent of us nearly four five, oh, I'm in the vast majority of Americans who see either a problem or a crisis at our border. Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer and CNN there with the twelve percent say there is neither a problem, nor there is there a crisis because the right amount of heroin is flowing into the country. The right amount of crystal meth the right amount of sexual assaults the right amount of child sex trafficking, just the right amount for Hollywood Hollywood needs a fresh supply for their weekend parties, and so on and the Democrats they like lots of fresh kids, and if they're from foreign countries, they're they're good with that. They think this is the acceptable level, Natalie's, etc. Kind of optimal, and I say, well, the drugs CNN, they've got people that come out and say, well, the drug dealers the cartels will find a way to get the drugs in any way. So horrible. We you do anything because we already did something and it didn't work. So they're they're done there when it comes to fighting drugs coming in through the southern they want to dispute the mechanics of it, then because they litigated everything into the ground. Well, you know, the ideas that we fight it. We remember Winston Churchill I think he was a member of the white patriarch. I think and and has been dismissed as such no doubt. We will fight them on the beaches on the rooftops. Will we'll fight them. We'll fight them in the streets. Now, we've got Tim Kaine saying the same thing the democrat Senator from from Virginia, and he was Hillary Clinton's running mate to he lost along with her. It was a great day for western civilization wasn't and Tim Kaine. We'll fight them in the streets. We'll find you know, he's talking about. He's talking about his next door neighbor and his fellow Americans not MS thirteen drug cartels and human sex traffickers and all that. I don't wanna fight them anywhere. They just going to capitulate to them relent to them. Because that's what they do. What we've gotta do.
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"Net. Flicks is facing criticism for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of Muslim American comedian Hasan Menashe's program Patriot Act that criticized the kingdom's crown prince Munoz USA, second episode to lamb base, the prince over the killing of writer, Jamal kashogi and the Saudi led war in Yemen. The financial times first reported that net. Flicks Yankee episode after Saudi officials said violated cybercrime laws in the kingdom the rights group. Amnesty International called it a relentless crackdown on freedom of expression net. Flicks told the financial times it strongly supports artistic freedom worldwide and only remove the episode after it received a legal request to comply with local law. A postmaster who was lynched because he was black and refused to resign in the late. Eighteen hundreds could have a new post office named in his honour, South Carolina's entire Washington delegation. Cosponsored a Bill to name Lake City's post office after Frazier. Be Baker Baker was a schoolmaster and effingham when president. Mckinley named him Lake City's postmaster in eighteen ninety seven that summer. He was shot after refusing to appoint a white deputy to do post office business people tried to drive Baker out in January eighteen ninety eight by burning the post office to the ground. Instead, he moved his family to the city's outskirts and set up a post office there, but on February twenty-second eighteen ninety eight at about one o'clock in the morning and armed mob of whites set fire to the house and the post office then began shooting into the house. He and his baby daughter were shot and killed before they could get out his wife and five other children, barely escaped the Bill to name the post office after Baker has passed the house, and it is expected to pass in the Senate a drinking fountain maybe to blame for making passengers thick on a frontier. Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa WFL ATV reports six passengers fell ill and were being held for observation after landing at Tampa international airport. They were not traveling together. A rep with Cleveland Hopkins international airport says. The fountains of the frontier cod have been shut down as a safety precaution. So far. No details of the symptoms have been released on the airline says the cause of the illness remains under investigation the remaining passengers were kept on the plane for about an hour after it landed. Hi, I'm making crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. I 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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"This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm Rachel Martin in the early hours of the new year American border patrol agents, fired tear gas into Mexico. They say they were aiming at about one hundred and fifty people who are trying to breach the border fence and enter the US NPR's. Danielle Chazal has more. Michael Nygren's, cough and bend over as they walked through a haze of gas in Mexico near Tijuana. It's dark out in this video from Reuters. And these men women and children were trying to climb over and under the fence of the US border. They were part of a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants who left Honduras on foot in October. They say they're fleeing violence and poverty at home. They've been waiting in Mexico ever since for a chance to apply for asylum in the US some decided to take matters into their own hands and cross illegally. One man pleads with border agents in video aired by NBC news. He says I understand, but why not give an opportunity to women and children who need it. The department of homeland security says the migrants were quote, a violent mob who attacked US agents with projectiles and Associated Press photographer at the scene says the migrants threw rocks after the tear gas was fired twenty-five migrants were detained and others returned to Mexico. Amnesty International's has firing tear-gas was cruel and inhumane and calls for an investigation. This is the second time American agents have fired tear gas at the migrants in November Mexico called for an investigation after US border protection. Officers fired gas across the boundary border fortification has paralyzed Washington. Today is the twelfth day of a partial government shutdown after President Trump demanded five billion dollars for a while and Democrats refuse to issue. The funding we have to have a wall as part of border security. And we're working on a Democrats take control of the house Thursday and plan to vote on a Bill to end the shutdown. They say it will not include funding for the wall. Homeland security secretary Kirstin Nielsen toured the border over the weekend. Her visit came after two Guatemalan children died in US custody in December then yellow chest, though. NPR news, Washington. For hundreds.