35 Burst results for "Auditor"

Making Spark Cloud Native at Data Mechanics

Data Engineering Podcast

02:07 min | 2 d ago

Making Spark Cloud Native at Data Mechanics

"Your host is tobias. Macy inch today maneuvering giannis. Stefan about data mechanics cloud native spark platform for data engineers. So giannis can you start by introducing yourself to be here. So yeah. I'm john eve i am. I'm the co founder of mechanics. Priority mechanics was a software engineer auditor. Bricks lead their spark infrastructure team. Sanal being working. We spark cousin infrastructure provider for quite a few. But i'm pretty passionate about it. So i hope i have some interesting stories to share with your audience and do you remember how you first got. Involved in the area of data management. Yes so. i studied engineering. In france then went to the. Us stanford at the time machine learning was. Everyone's obsession. I remember the pretty popular machine. Learning class by andrew hang had one hundred thousand students registered but it was actually a separate class that interests me mining massive data sets at which was like my introduction to distributed computing and. I find that this area was a great mix of really software. Engineering problems algorithms architecture problems. And then i had the opportunity to join. Data breaks as a pretty early software engineer just out of college and that was an amazing experience. And that's how. I go all in that area. And so you mentioned that you had that experience of running spark at data bricks and now you're running it for other people in your company data mechanics. I'm wondering if you can start by giving a bit more of an overview about what it is that you're building their data mechanics and some of the story behind. What made you decide to set out on your own and run your own business to help provide this service to more people. Yeah of course. Sedate mechanics is a cloud. Native spark platform for data engineers. Our platform is deployed on kuban cluster. That we create and manage for our customers inside their cloud accounts so the contract with our users. Our users develops barcode. They submit it and then we take care of scaling infrastructure tuning the configurations collecting logs and making them available enough friendly user interface.

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Election Conspiracies Live on With Audit by Arizona GOP

AP News Radio

01:04 min | Last week

Election Conspiracies Live on With Audit by Arizona GOP

"I'm Julie Walker months after former president trump's defeat Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome as they embark on an unprecedented effort to audit the results in the state's most populous county the state Senate use its subpoena power to take possession of all two point one million ballots in Maricopa county and the machines that counted them along with the hard drives they've handed the materials over to cyber ninjas a tech firm with no election experience run by a man who shared unfounded allegations of election fraud the process is alarming some who fear the auditors are not up to the job and will undermine faith in democracy on Friday cyber ninjas began a manual recount a day after Democrats asked the judge to put an end to the audit the judge ordered the company follow ballot and voter secrecy laws and turn over written procedures and training manuals before hearing Monday he offered to pause the count over the weekend if Democrats posted a one million dollar bond to cover added expenses but the party declined I'm Julie Walker

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Let Loose After Lockdown: London's Best Gallery Shows

The Art Newspaper Weekly

02:02 min | 3 weeks ago

Let Loose After Lockdown: London's Best Gallery Shows

"Louisa. This is the second time we've had a sort of major release from lockdown. How do you feel this time. Majorly released it has to be said. I think this time because the last lockdown was so grim so dark so awful with knows that of timeframe attached. I think this time. It's it's a great feeling of release. The great feeling excitement to be seeing onto gang. We've been gazing at those wretched screens for too long. It's so lovesick up close and physical with artworks again. I don't know about you. But the last time in last june when the galleries opened only remember being sort of accelerated to see the art but also incredibly fearful. We didn't know so much. Perhaps about the virus at that stage the vaccine programs hadn't started. I was almost overcome with fear before. And i don't feel that next time. Feel like i really am genuinely relishing. Opportunity finally to get back in and looking at what you think that loads expression new normal but i think we have learned to clinic. Manage it manager anxiety. Each of us are different. Sponsors different thresholds. But somehow everybody seems less paranoid in in the galleries. There a little bit more relaxed about you. Coming observing all the social distancing. But there's not that sort of tight lipped white knuckle field. People really excited to be showing that arte gain for you to be coming in and appreciating. It's i think there is a general kind of exhale dying on and a love of looking here. That's a really good way of putting. It isn't ex. Haley says of sense of every body just coming together for a for a positive moment and you've had conversations with dealers to that effect. I mean i was in say because who sneakily opened in other western gallery in bury. St by the way with this opening mba galleries. She has houses. Rodney nonni. Beautiful to glass horses annexed. Great big exuberant boulder shaped canvases on the walls. And she's so excited to be showing people work. I mean let's not forget auditors. Get demonized but yeah the really good ones want people to see that. They don't want to sell it. They want to show it. They want to support their

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"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

06:04 min | 3 weeks ago

"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

"If you don't have a business. If you just doing your iras reported the the starbucks coffees not gonna come into the picture. Right is only things that you are trying to deduct and you will say. Oh i use the starbucks coffee for. I don't know why you will use it as a deduction for a business. That i went to meet somebody really if i want to go meet somebody to meet off the coffee. Coffee business dates fall into a certain particular legislation and not everything is deductible by wave. You are going to claim that you buy that coffee for somebody because you were talking business. You need to have records of that discussion. You need to have records and explaining who was that individuals you were talking to a. How is that working for you personally to make it. S a deduction like what kind of records they would just write it on the back of the response i was talking so and so and and and this is the individuals relationship to the whole concept. Anything that could help you say yeah. I be duck this because it is part of my business. But i can only deduct my coffee or can i deduct both of our clinic. She paid for her. Coffee can't is paying. But i can pay for everybody or is there are always limits. Like i said so you can take you. Let's say the coffee was five bucks but when you look at the legislation it might say well you might have spent five bucks but you can take a percentage of those five bucks so again. It's complicated is always formula is not straight out. Hey here's the five dollar received that goes into a whole a bunch of other receipts that could potentially be deducted one hundred percent depending on the legislation if that makes any sense. But what if i have. I'm asking for a friend like a company card for my company and is put business related things like the coffee that i am going to buy four this business discussion. I put it on that card versus a similar card. I have but just for my own personal stuff. If i'm just getting it for my self and my own pleasure then do i need you. Save the receipts. If they're on my credit card status literally a credit card statement. Even well let me ask you this when you look at your credit card statement do you remember all of those transactions that were there. I mean my friend is really really has say starbucks said something completely different. You notice that my friend answer ever because she thinks that it's totally fine. If it's on the statement like her accountants going to go to my advice Act like you're gonna get audited all the time and save your records in that way when you get audited. You don't have any issues so one last question for my friend. Let's say is she gets audited and she doesn't have the receipts and she doesn't have the receipts for those business. Legit business coffee dates that she had that were on her statements but she doesn't have the actual paper thing. Oh either in real life or on an app and then what happens very unfortunate right because an auditor. Like i mentioned before they're there to do a job. And if you cannot provide backup for some of the things that you have then they cannot take it at face value. They can't this is why so important to have this documentation documentation is your best friend and audit. You're my best friend obviously in an audit. I'm calling you a right away so then okay one more final final. Follow up for my friend if that happens then those deductions are just like negated. And then she has to pay as if they just didn't exist that that coffee business legitimate expense was not a thing so they would recalculate the taxes. Exactly yes and again. It's not straight up one hundred percent because they go into a bucket of all this other deductions. And you have no idea how that's gonna affect the tax raid and all these other calculations but what if there was like a flood or a fire or you were moving across the country. Let's say during covid get lost right took honest. It's unfortunate that is very unfortunate and again we rely on technology. Take a picture things the best you can because it is unfortunate if you cannot provide documentation so set up a little system for absolutely absolutely even if it's old school like in a filing cabinet. Yes but the fires so as best if you do have filing cabinets right now. Acknowledged piece of advice is go find that up and try to see we can start now. They're taking pictures of those invoices making notes. you know. we're recording them where they needed to be in. I actually your cpa. I appreciate that if you have a. Cpa that filed returns asking you for the same information but it will be very helpful if you have this documentation technologically stored. I will say that my friend does have together in some senses. And she just figured out her own system where she takes a picture and then puts it in like a dropbox file or an eye her fado album. Okay perfect just.

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"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

07:04 min | 3 weeks ago

"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

"Audit taxation. What are the other red flags they know a lot of times people say have office home offices could be scary but look at cova. Did everybody go back home instead. Reworking from home. What does that mean right. And so i will actually have to say you have to look at the legislation and you have to look and see what does it mean to to take advantage of deductions call deductions conduct. Anything from your home d. You really utilize that us an office race so again. You're right will indicate what you're doing. You know you were working in your kitchen area and you really didn't have a dedicated office. You deducted things in your forms that might be a little red flag but again it's not like everybody's going to get audited it's on it's just a random act and you give people a heads up for everybody again. If you didn't get things in writing you should. You should be racing. You're on red. Flags contacting the irs. Or the jurisdiction. 'cause i'm sorry eating. I gave me plenty of time. You did not put this in writing. You know So you have your rights. Another thing that taxpayers have is rights. You don't have to accept everything so again we don't get it in writing a you. Don't feel comfortable even with somebody this saudi you. Maybe you feel sylvia's just not friendly enough or i don't understand what she's saying. It is absolutely right to raise your hand in talk to the jurisdiction the irs. And say. can i get somebody else. I just don't feel comfortable. Whatever it is. I mean you absolutely have rights. No i mean. I god forbid got audited. I have you i would not trade. Him would probably be a big bill though with feel about the other. Part of the audit is finding that you should be ducted. But you didn't right away. This is over and i'm gonna give you more money. I'd say you were going to get more money. I said it went an auditor. Watch dr they should look at everything. They should not be one-sided they should be looking and saying well we see that you pay taxes on this or we see. You didn't pay taxes on this. We you deducted this and with the doctors. So the idea is an auditor supposed to be there to help you to the whole process and understanding from beginning to end not pieces of it and again. If you feel that you're not getting the whole picture you know you don't understand what's happening is absolutely right to ask for for additional help additional information so then what happens if you get this letter in the mail and it says hello you are being audited with a irs letterhead. Who do you call for help like your lawyer. Your cpa your mom ghostbuster. Who are you calling. Well first of all take it very seriously. The first thing you want to do with this likely going to have a contact in the letter. If it doesn't that we actually trigger like maybe this is not a legitimate. You should always have a contact that you can talk to and say i got this letter. Is this legit. And then they can give me more information now. Who do you call. Ghostbusters might not be able to help you. Your mom if she works with you maybe you know but certainly be working with a cpa forcing need to do is give them a copy of the letter to say. Help me get prepared. The one thing you wanna do when you start an not as be prepared. Don't wait until the order walks in the door if you know. They're coming to you in a letter. Should have been buried definite telling you. We're going to go three years for years. We're gonna look at this amount of data to record square and be looking at. Don't wait until the next the door. You know star working on on on the requests before they walk in. And then the next thing you know the auditor side are there with a smiley face and the audit is finished. I'm sure you've seen people with stuff in a shoebox i have. What have you. I would love to have this conversation over drinks. But i'm sure you've had some crazy stories. It will require drinks. Yes absolutely and i won't write them pay for great great answer you work. Where'd you get. You know i personally. As an auditor i and i was very empathetic. Quite understood you know what that particular taxpayer was going through. I'm gonna happiness empathetic. Beware multibillion dollar company and you have older records already in order but if you're you're a smaller organization and you're trying to live today and everything to do cost you money in you have everything in a shoe box you know. That's what i did. I looked at the shoe box is separated the items and i work with the taxpayer. Let's try to close all the gaps. But that's a little bit of the problem because when you deal with smaller taxpayers no matter if it's the state auditor. Irs audit If they don't understand their on records you know that's a problem and you're trying to educate them. It's an education as well right. It's like maybe we're making mistakes. Legislation was hard. But you were doing. Business is as part of doing business in this country. You have to do certain things and just keeping records. This one of them. But i tried. I try my best to be empathetic. And i looked at issue boxes and we separated. It might take it a little longer to finish. Y- ideally you want to be prepared. You want to understand what you got. Srb for. An auditor walks in the door. So what's the biggest piece of advice you would give small business owners who do not want to get audited. Which is everybody well. My piece of advice beat to prepare for our nodded. Even if you don't think you're gonna get audited act like you are going to get out at it every day and i think you're maybe my feel like you're will be prepared. Also try to keep up with. The regulations is always good to keep up with legislation. And try to understand some of the things that could affect your own personal business. You're the only one that understand your business better than anybody else. And that is so true for so many entrepreneurs in so many small taxpayers in. You're the only one that's understanding your clients better than anybody else. So it is really up to you my biggest advises. Don't wait to the last minute. Act that give you. We're going to get audited tomorrow. I think you're gonna do the right thing. So i actually have a follow up question for that if you don't mind what is the best way then to keep the records and like what do you have to keep in. Do not have to keep everything related to your financials. You should keep meaning like every recently receipt a starbucks. Lotta abe. You're going to doctor starbucks latte. Yes but what. If i'm not if you're not then you don't have to. You don't have to sell relate to business is all related to your deducting an individual right..

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"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

07:44 min | 3 weeks ago

"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

"Expert. You don't need a dictionary to understand the cold lapin. You may know that today was supposed to be taxed but the filing deadline moved back to may seventeenth in honor though of this day formerly known as tax day. We're bringing you confessions of a former auditor. If you're like me you're probably terrified of an audit and auditors. So i wanted to shine some light on this process and the people behind it. I right awesome. Well sylvia. can you introduce yourself to our money. Relievers yes. I can and thank you for having me. My name is sylvia era and i am currently the certificate management be p with an avalanche era of larisa company that does taxation and does it correctly and i am a tax expert when it comes down to sell taxes on exemption certificates. And i've been doing this since the nineteen ninety s. So when you are well. Pretty much right so precocious so doogie howser of taxes over here. I'm a little nerdy. love it girl. After my cool we get so egg. My is it your favorite. Still your favorite topic. It still is you slice delivered the hey hand how specifically you know trying to exempt taxes but sell taxes. You're my hero thing. So you are an auditor in the nineties. I was you look so friendly. I in my mind scared to death durkin. that's a perception right. I mean and i tell you when. I showed up to audit somebody. There were either friendly or they were very scared to your point. You know and i was told many times that i had a friendly face and i came across. You know somebody that wanted to help rather than being there to punish or do something drastic with them. Yes totally you're changing my entire perception of auditors. Right now those awesome. that's great. So what did you do. As an auditor i mean. Everybody is terrified of getting audited. It is my worst nightmare and any people. Please do not do that. When it's such a mysterious process. He know the really is not that mysterious. I bet you anything. If you google what happens in an audit all kinds of different things. I will tell you. I personally audit actually for the state of texas in the new york area in also in the san antonio area so i was able to experience through different kind of i guess taxpayers. You know in the new york area had multi national multi billion dollar corporations and the way they handle an audit is very different than walking into a recording studio. That you know just like yours and saying we're auditing you. Today and one has their act together and the other one likely has items in a box. So you have to react to those things. But i can tell you a lot of the states. Ought the government's Do give you a lot of information so you are prepared to deal with the audit. I can sense. You know when i walk in. People are very either open. Okay let's go. let's do it or they're very apprehensive and those don't want to say anything. I'm apprehensive just talking about it right now. I think my armpits are sweating profusely even when you said a studio like yours. I was like nope. Nope not like by not here. No thank you. Ma'am so okay. For forget google like we have you soviet so what does an audit look like from start to optional. Let me tell you show first of all you likely going to receive things in writing if you don't that's a good indication that that things might not start the way they should so reading you. You should get in writing so ray politely. You will get an introduction to me. Allah walk in. And tell you this is all things i'm going to need from you and you have a certain amount of time to provide it in. Usually the timing depends on how long the audit is going to take so likely. You're looking to do for your period. That you're gonna be auditing four years likely. Yes that means that as a small organization or any organization you should always keep your records as long as again because somebody can walk into like myself and ask you for information that you need be have everything in order. Then there's no reason to panic matter of reviewing records comparing them to what you know the agency has and then trying to find discrepancies. Also have to tell you any call that you know. The perception auditor sometimes is that they're walking in and they're going to create chaos or try to find something somebody's doing wrong or punish them for for something and that's usually not the case. I mean we're actually normal people. You know we walk in and we're just trying to find what you're doing the right things for the right reasons and sometimes i will tell you that sometimes things are not being done correctly and a lot of the times is because perhaps the legislation could be scary to read incurred. We scary to understand just located in complicated and there's pages and pages and pages right so it could be an honest mistake absolutely anything. Usually that i've found was very honestly An honest mistake and something. That can be corrected and this is what you're looking at a four year period. Because you want to find. When did this go wrong. And why and set the company back or the taxpayer back on the right track and say well here you go. You're doing the wrong thing now. If i showed out four years later you're still doing the honest mistake. That's a completely different story. But that's usually not what we found usually we've found is like we really did not understand or we were working to this and it just escaped us or something like that. You probably are wondering how does this happen. Why did i get targeted for an audit right there. So many answers to that question. There's donna simple formula for it but they are some triggers. They are specific trigger. So tell me all the triggers so even with the irs ultra right there there red flags if you might call him that then those obviously the most obvious nicole ma. You might never do this but it. Somebody forgot to fill a line in their form right. A complete did not include anything so that is the red flag they will say. Wait a minute. It seems like forgot half with the information or something totally so then obviously triggers an honest audit. Somebody wants to come back and evaluate that for you. And then there's the more complicated audits. For example like i was telling you the state of texas and york sometimes is dependent or how much business with the state. So you're just doing a little bit of business in the state. Maybe the state might not auto you For a long time. There's a red flag like we're talking about right but if you're somebody that is constantly doing business in that state and the state is going to probably say which trying to make sure you're doing the right thing again because there's just so much like just latian in by the way the loss texas could be completely different than the loss to new york when it comes down to specific.

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"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

02:02 min | 3 weeks ago

"auditor" Discussed on Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

"You are an auditor in the nineties. I was you look so friendly. I in my mind scared to death durkin. that's a perception right. I mean and i tell you when. I showed up to audit somebody. There were either friendly or they were very scared to your point. You know and i was told many times that i had a friendly face and i came across. You know somebody that wanted to help rather than being there to punish or do something drastic with them. Yes totally you're changing my entire perception of auditors. Right now those awesome. that's great. So what did you do. As an auditor i mean. Everybody is terrified of getting audited. It is my worst nightmare and any people. Please do not do that. When it's such a mysterious process. He know the really is not that mysterious. I bet you anything. If you google what happens in an audit all kinds of different things. I will tell you. I personally audit actually for the state of texas in the new york area in also in the san antonio area so i was able to experience through different kind of i guess taxpayers. You know in the new york area had multi national multi billion dollar corporations and the way they handle an audit is very different than walking into a recording studio. That you know just like yours and saying we're auditing you. Today and one has their act together and the other one likely has items in a box. So you have to react to those things. But i can tell you a lot of the states. Ought the government's Do give you a lot of information so you are prepared to deal with the audit. I can sense. You know when i walk in. People are very either open. Okay let's go. let's do it or they're very apprehensive and those don't want to say

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Confessions of a Former Tax Auditor

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

02:02 min | 3 weeks ago

Confessions of a Former Tax Auditor

"You are an auditor in the nineties. I was you look so friendly. I in my mind scared to death durkin. that's a perception right. I mean and i tell you when. I showed up to audit somebody. There were either friendly or they were very scared to your point. You know and i was told many times that i had a friendly face and i came across. You know somebody that wanted to help rather than being there to punish or do something drastic with them. Yes totally you're changing my entire perception of auditors. Right now those awesome. that's great. So what did you do. As an auditor i mean. Everybody is terrified of getting audited. It is my worst nightmare and any people. Please do not do that. When it's such a mysterious process. He know the really is not that mysterious. I bet you anything. If you google what happens in an audit all kinds of different things. I will tell you. I personally audit actually for the state of texas in the new york area in also in the san antonio area so i was able to experience through different kind of i guess taxpayers. You know in the new york area had multi national multi billion dollar corporations and the way they handle an audit is very different than walking into a recording studio. That you know just like yours and saying we're auditing you. Today and one has their act together and the other one likely has items in a box. So you have to react to those things. But i can tell you a lot of the states. Ought the government's Do give you a lot of information so you are prepared to deal with the audit. I can sense. You know when i walk in. People are very either open. Okay let's go. let's do it or they're very apprehensive and those don't want to say

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State lawmaker introduces property tax relief bill to cap annual increases in Ohio

Mark Levin

00:23 sec | 3 weeks ago

State lawmaker introduces property tax relief bill to cap annual increases in Ohio

"I'm Scott Jennings, meanwhile, trying to keep more Ohioans in their home, so they're not taxed out. State Senator Herschel Craig and the Franklin County auditor in Columbus, introducing a bill that would cap property tax increases at 5% for homeowners at or below the median income of their county across the state. Property tax relief bill is similar to laws already on the books in roughly three dozen other states to make sure people in need

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Behind the Story: Planet Aid Lawsuit Against Reveal Dismissed by Judge

On The Media

02:26 min | Last month

Behind the Story: Planet Aid Lawsuit Against Reveal Dismissed by Judge

"In two thousand sixteen the reveal. Podcast of the center for investigative reporting produced a multi-party expose on the maryland based charity planet aid and its connection to a danish cult called the series documented abuse of us foreign aid by the charity and its sub-contractors diversion of charity. Donations to the cult. The shakedown of its own employees to kick back chunks of their salaries and elaborate efforts to the schemes from government auditors on the ground in east africa without offering evidence to rebut the allegations to charity promptly sued news organization for libel a week ago. A federal judge in california ruled in favor of the center for investigative reporting. It was a victory at the expense of millions of dollars in legal fees and thousands of man hours for those who are savoring. Defamation suits against fox news for its voter fraud lies and incitements. The planet aid case is a sobering object lesson in the dangers posed by liable cases to even the most scrupulous and rigorous journalism. Victoria manetzky is general counsel at the center for investigative reporting victoria. Welcome to otm. So nice meet bob. So congratulations i guess. What did it cost. You guys to be proven. Non liars cost us Quite a heavy final number upwards of several million dollars but moreover cost a lot of time resources and sleepless nights for myself and everyone else involved with this case or more on the implications of dislocation to follow. I promise but i please just give me a capsule version of the reporting that you did that led to the lawsuit and the stories revelations sure you know. This investigation was almost a two year long investigation. That of our most esteemed reporters at that. Time took on to look into how government funds and grants were meted out to different organizations in particular planet and how those resources were then

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MIT Researcher Discusses Bias in AI and Facial Recognition

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:44 min | Last month

MIT Researcher Discusses Bias in AI and Facial Recognition

"And we need a researcher at the mit media. Lab who pioneered research into bias. That's built in to artificial intelligence and facial recognition and the way she came to this work is almost a little too on the nose as a graduate student at mit she created a muir that would project aspirational images onto her face. Like a lion or serena williams but the facial recognition software. She installed wouldn't recognize her black face until she literally put on a white mask. Boom we need is featured in a documentary called coded bias. Airing tonight on pbs. She told us about one scene. Where facial recognition tech was installed in an apartment complex in brownsville in brooklyn. We actually had a tennis association. Reach out to us to say look. There's this landlord. They're installing the system using facial recognition as an entry mechanism. The tenants do not want this. Can you support us. Can you help us understand a bit of the technology and also limitations. And what i found was the tennis. They are already had it and it was a question. Not just about the performance of these technologies you just. It seemed like every group struggled. That was the group and that was predominant in that building but it was also a question of agency and control to actually even have a voice and a choice to say. Is this a system that we want. you know. i feel like there's this kind of double whammy with this technology. Which is that. There's bias built in and because it is fundamentally good for use in surveillance and punishment it feels like it's almost disproportionately being used in communities where it is least likely to be effective or cosmos problem. Frankly absolutely and here we are seeing is that it doesn't work in terms of the technical aspects. You get identifications. You get false arrest and so forth but even if it does work you can still optimize systems as tools of oppression so putting in surveillance titles into the hands of police departments where we see time and time again. The over criminalization of communities of color is not going to improve the situation. It just automates. What has already been going on. There is now this industry of algorithm auditors being brought into tow companies if there is bias in their work cannot be a solution. Or are these problems to fundamental. I think there is absolutely a role for algorithm auditing to play in the ecosystem when it comes to accountability and understanding the capabilities and limitations of ai. Systems but what. I oftentimes see when it comes to algorithm make auditing is it's done without context so if you just audit an algorithm in isolation or a product that's using machine learning in isolation. You don't necessarily understand how it's it will impact people in the real world and so it's a bit of a catch twenty two and so much as we don't know how it's going to work on people in the real world. Should we deploy it is why you want to have systems like algorithm make impact assessments. Because it's a question of looking at the entire design. Is this even a technology. We want if it has some benefits. What are the risk. And importantly are we including the x. Coded the people most likely to be harmed if these systems that are deployed go wrong and i think that is an important place to include people right then beyond our ethnic. Auditing we really have to think about redress. So you can audit the systems right. You can do your best to try to minimize the bias. Try to minimize the harms. But we have to also keep in mind that the systems are fallible. There will be mistakes in the real world. And so what happens when somebody is harmed and this is part of ongoing work. We're doing with the algorithm ick justice league to look at. What does harm's redress look like in the context of an ai powered world. Where do you go when you're harmed and we want that place to be. I'm the algorithm. Make adjust asleep.

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Designing charismatic voice assistants with Marie Kleinert and Ray-Allen Taylor - VUI Agency

VUX World

07:08 min | Last month

Designing charismatic voice assistants with Marie Kleinert and Ray-Allen Taylor - VUI Agency

"Some text to speech systems. I mean as far you can understand them. They sound grit. Wavenet sounds sounds cool. Custom voices like the bbc. Sounds pretty good. But what people don't really understand. Is that really to make them sound proper. Natural not robotic and not kind of boring and making you switch off with through. It does require a little bit of you. Know attention requires shaping and moulding is that is that where you see linguists really helping our as far as the snl. Monaco been making things. Sound mall human definitely like like probably for maybe the beginning choosing the voice actually. It's also nice to help To know about the phonetics of voice and the a voice can can foreign by and So that you can really help Explaining why certain some good or Might not be the right fit for. Maybe you're brand custom assistant but also as you said for lulu as l. tuning meaning and so on ready to help haven't earphones and to Now want paul's those can actually do in terms of emphasis and all these Now trend mechanics actually Which are in a voice and the voice paramedics s. I mean that's that's the end part of it. And he can do so many mistakes and so many wrong things at the beginning when you start developing the essence start thinking about how should this t t a sound and whereas the defensive record him on oh and how won't get changed the whole deal in that that's another erkki. Just do without them and if that goes wrong the best estimate on help you to find unit to have occurs matic voice in the end in. Go one step. I suppose before as well and making sure that you've actually you've got the right words in the first place in the right order. So we're getting talkin about covers my voice assistance. We're gonna question from malcolm auckland moment while we're on the concept of voices and you know t t s and all that kind of stuff that you You announced a partnership with vocal ide- relatively recently joined. Tell us a little bit. More about will then tells we're thinking about how could we. Maybe we would try to fit our like persona dine that we create on linguistic character traits and so on that we would actually like most of the cases to also have the voice which exit to that. So i think it's good to Also partner or To communicate with each eds providers Right at the start so that you don't come into project and you have already selected boys and then you then you do the persona. The is i smarts to Yeah start at the beginning and work together where working at the moment is usually have two models. One is very general like it says everything perfectly and house perfect pronunciations and has all the words so it can sound nice but most of the time it's very without a character without charismatic without everything because it's not recorded that way then afterwards he pulled on top the voice like like how should it sound and sounding is not the same as emotions and things like that and we thought and still believing that is historic data at the beginning And to should start at the beginning to have a Voice and that's why we got in contact with them and then start thinking about. How could we developed the first grade a mental models for this voice before even going into how voice sound so. We wanna give it emotions. I was Interest in what are you finding from the work that you do in. We'll we'll get into the the supposed to relate to charisma. It is really commitment. But it's more broader than that. I i would would agree. But i would. I would put charisma as kind of a personality. Trait could be one of many kind of traits. If you like but the concept of having a persona and overarching persona on a brand voice is something that you know some companies have. It's what we talk about quite a lot. You know but the doesn't seem to be a tremendous lord of examples of things. I cost him. Brian voices in in the conversation is based on lord. It's getting there but what you see in from the work. They are doomed. The clients that you're doing. What's the appetite for those those custom voices and costumed personas and things. That is that like a monday thing that you always do or is it something that you kind of need to spend a bit more time selling en and all kinds of stuff well again quite fast. As a matter of fact the courses will once you explained to them that this is. I mean this is the person speaking to your customers in the end was you'll worry so. The persona design is not only the part fall forward voicing auditor that a sound or emotional voice. It's also words. it's It's it's you'll conversational partner so to to have conversation unique to people you need to persons bolsa. Dan own uses story. And if you just go for a use case and i want to fulfil you use case then it's very one sided conversation nobody stat. Even if i'm not interested in a conversation and talk to you and you come on and you bubble bobble you keep on talking. I will have a use. I have my own user story already will have in my act out this conversation. And that's how i speak. That's how i phrase my sentences replies to you and presumably design is more than just. How does voice. It's it's how does it speak. how do i react. What do i want. The i want to try and sell something as well to make that person more comfortable in this situation or Maybe educate that person on something else that i could also do in grand like i'm telling you how to screw in schools somewhere because he just went to a care and bought new bad. It's so much more than just the

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Washington DC lacks the system to help track student learning loss

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:57 sec | 2 months ago

Washington DC lacks the system to help track student learning loss

"Card back on how it collects important data on student progress, and the report card is not good. The independent audit is finding that the system is lacking. And could affect how D C tracks learning loss, D C auditor, Kathy Patterson says Despite more than $35 million in grants, D C doesn't have the data collection system to help schools identify learning loss, racial disparities and red flags that other states do. We have a lot of tests for data that shows what last year's fourth grade did compared with this year's fourth grade, But what we're not doing is picking up what did Johnny learn between 4th and 5th Grade, The D. C council ordered an audit of the State Superintendents Office data collection after it was just Covered staff at Ballou High School were falsifying student achievement scores in 2016 Council member Merry Chase is going to be especially valuable as we go forward to make sure we are making decisions based upon complete and accurate data. Meghan Cloherty w T o P News.

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Audit in Washington DC: DCPS lacks the system to help track student learning loss

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:53 sec | 2 months ago

Audit in Washington DC: DCPS lacks the system to help track student learning loss

"O P News, D C has a report card back on How collects important data on student progress and it's not good. The independent audit found the system is lacking and could affect how D C tracks learning loss Easy, Auditor Kathy Patterson says Despite more than $35 million in grants, D C doesn't have the data collection system to help schools identify learning loss. Racial disparities and red flags that other states do. We have a lot of tests for data that shows what last year's fourth grade did compared with this year's fourth grade, But what we're not doing is picking up what did Johnny learn between 4th and 5th Grade, The D. C council ordered an audit of the State Superintendents Office data collection after it was discovered staff at Ballou High School were falsifying student achievement scores in 2016. Council member Mary Check. This is going to be especially valuable as we go forward to make sure we are making decisions based upon complete and

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Jury selection continues in trial of Derek Chauvin

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:57 min | 2 months ago

Jury selection continues in trial of Derek Chauvin

"Jury selection Resuming today in the trial of the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd Derek Sheldon, who is white, is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter in the death of the unarmed black man in Minneapolis last May. The first three jurors selected Tuesday. Yeah, I don't love the black lives matter organization I do Support the movement. The first white man who's a chemist who said he's never seen the video of show Vin pinning Floyd on Lee photos and was asked about black lives matter. You've not seen any of the social media videos or news stories with clips of the video or anything. No. E seemed to. Still there's a still image that was pretty common. The second described as a woman of color, who said she find the legal process fascinating and reacted when selected for the jury. Awesome. The difficult task for this high profile case finding 12 jurors who can remain impartial and follow instructions. Every single juror is going to have been exposed to the media in this case. So that makes it difficult on both sides to find people who are going to be fair, who haven't come to a conclusion yet without hearing all the evidence. The third juror, a white male who works as an auditor, admits he has a police officer friend, but indicated he has an unfavorable opinion of the pro police movement. Blue lives matter. Children, has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and second degree manslaughter charges still lingering and unresolved in appeals court decision telling the judge to reconsider reinstating Ah third degree murder charge soft by the prosecutor. All the prosecutor needs in this case is one count of guilty so the prosecutors want to get more counts in there, so they have more chances to get a guilty conviction. Now, it remains unclear how those lingering appeals could affect the trial process. But for now, the judge says he intends to keep moving forward here. That's a B C's Alex

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Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death, begins with jury selection

The Daily 202's Big Idea

02:37 min | 2 months ago

Trial of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death, begins with jury selection

"Difficult of selecting a jury in the trial for minneapolis police officer derek chauvin is underway. Chauvin was filmed with his knee. On george floyd's neck last may and facing second degree murder and manslaughter charges. The post holly bailey. Reports prosecution and defense attorneys began questioning a large pool of potential jurors on tuesday. Even as ongoing appeals over the chargers in the case are threatening to delay the proceedings attorneys press potential jurors on several issues including how many times they had seen the video of floyd's death their views on black lives matter and blue lives matter and what interactions if any they had with the minneapolis police department and other law enforcement by the end of the day three jurors were selected and six others were dismissed after hours of slow and sometimes intense questioning. Nearly all of those question admitted to holding very negative views of chauvin attorneys are seeking to seat twelve jurors and up to four minutes in the landmark trial the first jury selected was a white man from minneapolis. Who works as a chemist the man told attorneys he had not seen the viral footage of chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck for more than nine minutes. Chauvinst defense attorney questioned the man who said he is only seen a still image of the incident and that that photo and other extensive media coverage of floyd's death had notch strongly shaped his opinions on the case the second juror seated was a woman who appeared to be of mixed race. She told attorney she was excited to receive a summons in the case she told the court she grew up in northern minnesota and had an uncle who works in law enforcement but insisted this would not impact her to be a fair juror like most of the potential jurors questioned. The woman did say she had a negative view of chauvin who sat at a nearby table largely avoiding eye contact with those being questioned. The third you're seated was a white man who works as a corporate auditor he also reaffirmed his negative of chauvin and his interaction with floyd but insisted he was undecided. About show wtn's guilt or innocence of the six jurors dismissed three where people of color including a nineteen year old black man who told the court he was suspicious of law enforcement and a woman from mexico who says she was concerned about a language barrier. Defense attorneys have argued that a fair trial is not possible in minneapolis because of extensive media coverage of the case and intense emotions in the community around policing but their attempts to move the trial have so far been denied. Jury selection is expected to continue

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Is the Republican Party Radicalizing Against Democracy With Voting Bills?

All In with Chris Hayes

05:07 min | 2 months ago

Is the Republican Party Radicalizing Against Democracy With Voting Bills?

"Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. As the biden administration the democratic congress and the country as a whole trying to claw our way out of an unprecedented national crises the republican party coast to coast has found its mission for the year. Twenty twenty one make it harder for americans to vote right now. We're on track to see the largest rescue bill. In recent memory signed into law by president biden. This week we would provide direct relief to americans billions for vaccination programs money to reopen schools. Keep restaurants open and not a single republican either house or the senate has voted for it instead after losing the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections going all the way back to nineteen ninety. Two republicans are laser focused on restricting. Voting accents brennan centers tracking all the bills aimed at restricting access to the polls list includes two hundred fifty three bills introduced pre filed carryover this year in forty three states in georgia of course already notorious for having absurdly long lines to vote with residents waiting up to eleven hours to cast their ballots fall. Republican governor brian camp has waged a long battle to make the voting process. More difficult in his previous. Role is georgia's secretary state. He oversaw the closing polling places in the purging of hundreds of thousands of registered voters polls. Thanks in part to the efforts to stacey abrams and other activists on the ground registering hundreds of thousands of new voters. Turn out in two thousand and twenty in georgia in the election was unbelievably high smashing records. And of course also helping to repel joe biden. The white house georgia's election last november was also just about the most scrutinized and scrutinize audited of any state in the nation. Remember this they counted the votes three times in that state. they did a hand recount of five million ballots. There is zero doubt whatsoever. The results in georgia were accurate and more georgians than ever before me. Their voices heard so what did state republicans do just yesterday. The state senate passed a bill limiting. No excuse absentee voting which is one point three million georgians including four hundred and fifty thousand. Republicans voted in two thousand and twenty just last week. Republicans at the state house passed a sweeping piece of legislation cutting weekend days from early voting restricting. The use of drop boxes adding new requirements for absentee voting restricting. The amount of time election officials have to send out mail ballots and voters have to return them and prohibiting the distribution of food and water to voters waiting. Mine fact making it a misdemeanor handing out food or drink to waiting in the longest lines in the country. That's all because there are any actual problems with the administration of elections in georgia. It's because the republicans lost it's because they lost and they think these things will make it easier for them to win next time but keep in mind. This is not just happening in georgia which is of course the center of a lot of attention as swing state with the closest election last cycle. Take a look at how crazy things are in iowa not a state where republicans disappointing results last year. Okay in fact i will. Republicans did great in twenty twenty flipped to house. Seats held onto a third. And you know what loads of islands voted breaking the all time general election turnout record and they had pretty expansive voter. Access including early voting absentee voting and same day registration and in. I woke him up again. All of that. Work in republicans favor. Donald trump carried the state joni ernst reelected. They've flipped to houses. So what is the problem. Well the problem is at the. Republican party is radicalizing against democracy almost as a guiding principle. They fear voter access. They want to shut it down. They are using the cover of the big lie. The wildly insidious and poisonous lie. The election was stolen propagated by the former president and his party and written media to just make it harder to vote and not only harder for specifically disfavored groups like african americans are democrats. Were generally although these measures will disproportionately hurt them. It's major part of all this but also just horrid vote and get all like as a kind of ideological fixation. There are a lot of weight. Republicans i will. Who will have a hard time voting. Thanks the measure signed into law today by republican governor kim reynolds new law cuts the states early voting period down by nine days. It tightens the timeline. For when absentee ballots must be received. In order to be counted it strips county auditors of much of their discretion and running elections including establishing satellite in-person early voting sites which are useful and mailing absentee ballot request forms voters. Who didn't specifically asked for one. It limits who can return. Voters absentee ballot. And get this. It closes the polls at our earlier on election day. Just think about that so it would that for a second. What conceivable argument is there to close the polls in our earlier like the fraudsters show up in the last hour of the day to do their fraud. No no there is no argument. There is not even of an argument.

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Introduction to  Audioburst

Audioburst

01:01 min | 2 months ago

Introduction to Audioburst

"For much of the world's audio content just fades away so we asked maybe we can capture so what we did is recreated an on demand audio platform that allows users to engage with audio wherever they are and whatever they're doing right now so think about it you're listening to something very important on the radio or have a cool piece of podcast. You wanna share. That's currently impossible. That's a very hard task to accomplish. So what we've built is the next generation all your platform based repository that holds the largest talk audio content in the world in order to do that we listen analyze and report. Millions of prerecorded and live audio every single day once we have captured it. Auditors makes the content searchable accessible and sharable so now listeners never have to miss the content that matters.

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder with Psychotherapist Jess Griffiths

The Emma Guns Show

03:38 min | 2 months ago

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder with Psychotherapist Jess Griffiths

"Just griffiths to pass. Thank you so much for joining me husband. Lovely to be with each stay. Thank ye now you all the clinical lead and For beat which is the league leading eating disorder charity. And you are psychotherapists. And i've asked you to join me on the show to really unpick. What i think is a hugely complicated and yet something that a lot of people live with Living with it. And therefore how can we expect somebody to make sense of something like their relationship with food their relationship with their body image if they actually have no guidelines about what it is within which they all working now listeners. I know that my son really complicated. But i'm bringing my own experience to this. Which is that. I've talked very openly. Poll cost about having issues body image having issues with food and then discovering i had binge eating disorder and that it was going to the beat website on the recommendation of talked a review auditor and the words binging t disorder is a is a form of mental illness. That made me stop in my tracks. Not just as why we get someone like you on is a clinical lead in a psychotherapist. You can actually dig into this on really add value to the conversation so would you just expanding it a little bit about what you do. And what your perspective on this topic these. Yeah absolutely say benji disorder really close to my high. Just fail kits the mace combination disorder. But the less the least nine about league recognized became a mental health condition in two thousand fifteen unanimous. I reason and i just think it's such an appeal. Tame time around know people who suffer from it find it so halts talk about set severe room responses from people sign. Many people have an opinion may on this and that can be sidama zhang to people. Were trying to open open up until capacity and experienced stolen. Today's who've suffered civil from say interactions with health professionals. Gp's need to lose weight neatly way to stand is to off capacity binge eating disorder to lose weight. Like the worst thing that you can do. Initially What he has to understand is the definition of eating disorders. The mu bed. Preoccupation around food weight and shape. I'm thought happens whether your whatever weight and it's all about the mental state and the thing king around three went in shape and within eighteen disorder. Therefore if you've got a movement preoccupation around focus on it more and maybe stop them by putting them on a diet that's gonna completely exacerbate this into a making so much worse say in terms of binge eating disorder. you know. this isn't just about being greedy. It's not about not having willpower. This is a serious mental health. Is she the. And i've had people say it's like a monster in my head. Drives me to been. Gee i i literally failed like a have no control over it so impulsive and and it's driven by emotional distress emotional everything having an extra cake it is. It's got serious underlying emotional distress issues that these people really need support with to get house engaging

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Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

06:51 min | 2 months ago

Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

"Our guest today is dr tim persons. Who is the chief scientist. Managing director of the science technology assessment and analytics team at the us government accountability office also known as the gao. So hi tim. Thanks so much for joining us today. I kathleen Me on it's great to be with you. And ron once again. Yeah we are so excited to have you with us today for folks that have been following us. Tim was also are september. Twenty twenty speaker at our ai in government event and he was one of the keynotes at machine learning life cycle conference so we will link to both of those in the show notes in case you would like to watch them in more detail. But i wanna start this podcast today in case folks don't know you To help you spend some time introducing yourself to our lists and tell them a little bit about your background in. Yes so happy to do that. So as you said in your introduction. I am the chief scientist of the gao. Where the largest of the congressional or the legislative branch agencies in the us government and we have a staff about Thirty two hundred Maybe a little bit more in terms of Full time equivalents there but our main role is to to be the oversight or also called the congressional watchdogs by the way For the us congress. So we're Known as the auditors. We have a lot of access the federal information and so on across a wide array of departments and agencies and so on an issues which actually makes it ideal the tien have conversations about a i And so that's what i've been doing with. Gao since two thousand eight but also recently. We stood up a new team. It's geos newest. Team is called the science technology assessment in analytics team and that's significant because Especially for ai. Because the second a and that's as analytics and a is really a statistical analytics and decision sciences with respect to a machine so i work across the whole. Federal government supporting. Gao and lead a team. That does a lot of oversight insight and foresight work in the science and technology area. Especially so that's a little bit of the background For today thank you you know. I think that's really interesting. Because people the average person here in the united states but probably worldwide does not really understand the mechanism by which large governments or even small governments work and these levels of oversight and trying to understand if the dollars that they're spending taxpayers or getting applied and appropriated properly and used to the value that that they're supposed to so. It's a really interesting place to be. And of course this is an ai. Podcast we're going to talk about how. Ai connects to all of that right. And i think that's one of the the interesting questions we have for you. Maybe i just looking at more broadly. I know we'll a little bit more deeper into a. Is it relates specifically to oversight but i think just certain at a at a broad brush from where you said looking across the government may be looking seeing how other agencies are using technology and using tax dollars. You know how do you what do you see as some of these interesting opportunities interesting. Applications unique opportunities that the public sector maybe in general not even just in the us has around using artificial intelligence. Yeah great question ron. We could spend now until the rest of the year talking about that one. That's that's a broad Very good question of course Happy to be too brief on that. But i think Really what a is bringing here is Really just the framework of thinking about The future of government. I think the future is in one sense the now and they're still part of the public sector of the not yet and i really do think that what is is bringing out particularly especially as we sit in the middle still of our pandemic that we hope will end soon. But really i think about the government roles of enhancing both capabilities and services. So i think those are the two key things to start a conversation with. Ai about capabilities and services and the reason. I say that because there's so much of the government that has changed over the last century When you think about it It really so much of the mission now is really a service or thing We also think about. Of course the what. I'll call the more tactile government that we we can see kinda we could feel we it's You know this is ranging from law enforcement to the military to One of the most beloved institutions are The us park service. Like whenever we go to one of america's many great parks you know we see the government in that way and yet in this day and age especially in the digital age us so much is about doing services. How do we get those Stimulus checks out in a time of economic distress. And how do we do that reliably so that. It's not wasting taxpayer dollars. It's not a fraudulent That were wise with the. You know the national fisk and things like that and so i think Really the way to think about a is starting with those sort of two things The services in that that That ladder sense of what i was talking about in this sort of their capabilities. Which is really where you wanna be with respect to law enforcement or military or other things and you want our capabilities to be more resilient. More robust into out compete Any potential Challenging nation state say to national security so those That's that's just the the the way i strongly advise doing that If only to ground the conversation. I and what does it return to do and accomplish. How do we best express our national values and And not start initially technology which i fear often begins with sort of a fear narrative right the idea of has been around for over a century. Here you know robots and things like that and it runs and jumps To the loss of control fear that we have the fear of the unknown fear the robots gonna take over our lives etc. That kind of thing. Which i i. Don't think at the end of things with a clear. Eyed look in with a cautious optimism. I think is is much more of the order of the day for this technology.

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Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation

On The Media

05:20 min | 2 months ago

Examining the media coverage of the Trump investigation

"Is the media midweek. Podcast i'm bob garfield and it was a tough monday morning for one guy. Been waiting on this decision since the middle of october and now the middle of february. We're finally getting this decision from the supreme court they are saying that the manhattan district attorney cy. Vance can in fact get to former president. Donald trump's tax returns. This is something that has been playing out in the courts for more than a year. Now that there is an oldie but a goodie the intriguing prospect of an allegedly rule breaking tax dodging constitution shredding president on riled prosecutors and fulton county georgia have launched a criminal investigation into former president. Trump's january phone call with the georgia secretary of state where he told secretary reference burger to quote fine. Vote lean. while new york's attorney general is investigating whether or not the trump organization misled investors by inflating assets. We should probably expect that. There will be charges filed against him that he will be indicted on. This case will probably go to trial. I think there's an excellent chance that he will be found guilty and if he is found guilty. There's an excellent chance he'll wind up in prison. Yeah not so fast. Late last year in the new york review writer lawyer and former federal prosecutor uncooked kadoorie reviewed the various arguments including his own ford. The prosecution of donald trump elsewhere he had characterized such as quote insane among his critics. One too many former prosecutors himself included represented in the commentariat to too few defense attorneys. Who know how to find holes in any complex case and three as he told brooke in december. No one is willing to say. We just can't know. I guess it's not a great way to get twitter. Followers or cable news hits but it just fundamentally true. There are lots of things we don't know and facts could change. And you know it's very rare that anyone saying that which brings us back to august. Virus vans says painter last year to door shebang as part of its investigation into president. Trump's business dealings time says. The bank complied with that subpoena. When that news broke a lot of people were strongly suggesting there might be a bank fraud case. What the manhattan. Da is looking at here is overstating the value of your assets to get loans understating the value of your assets when it comes tax time that kind of thing is straightforward textbook fraud. It's much easier for prosecutors to prove those kind of charges. Well just compare the two and then you know. He's in huge trouble. If they're not the same a bunch of people were. This is not just a bunch of people but a bunch of prominent former prosecutors with significant followings on twitter and cable news contributor gigs i was just really taken aback because i founded the fundamentally very misleading basically said. The speculation was insane. That you've done this at doj and it's simply not how fraud investigations are conducted. That is the word used in the wall street journal insane in particular about the suggestion that had been made by former acting solicitor. General under obama. And you'll cut. You'll i think it's totally possible for all of this to come out before the twenty twenty election in terms of new york's prosecutors getting this information on in acting on it and so that was really surprising to be coming from someone who is at least supposed to know better. According to convicted trump lawyer michael cohen trump inflated his assets when it was opportunities so deflated them when that was profitable. And if cohen is right. Doesn't that mean that a prosecutor could just compare one accounting book with another. Find the mismatch numbers. And you know it's over. No i mean. It's a very reasonable supposition. But when you're investing financial fraud case the fact that some documents some numbers may differ from one set to another is often. Just the start of a case you have to figure out why they differ doesn't matter why they differ who prepared them if their lawyers accountants and auditors involved. What did they have to say about. The relevant figures trump did not have a huge business. Right this is something. That i think david farrell hold at the post has been very good at illustrating for the public. Ns fairly small organization but that organization still had lawyers had an accountant. That is going to substantiate complicate any investigation if the lawyers overstepped and they can't prove that this was a conspiracy with which trump was involved. Then he's not liable that's correct. We don't even really know what trump's involvement was in the preparation of any of these figures that would be the crucial question. You'd want emails if they exist and of course he notoriously email. You'd want to know whether he had spoken to people and provided with them potentially with oral instructions now in the case of cohen. That is what he says right. That trump instructed people to falsify these figures but he's not a great witness is not a great witness at all. So you would want people to corroborate that you'd want much more than michael cohen. Ideally

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Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:03 min | 2 months ago

Alabama: The Newest Amazon Union Battleground

"Okay lena to understand. What is happening at this alabama warehouse. I'm guessing we should start by looking at some history. Yes and i spoke to just the person for that. Monday is gym specially and i'm a voca auditor for mercedes benz. Us international. We do audits on vehicles. After they're built jim as a very unique perspective on the union voted amazon because his mercedes plant. That was the epicenter of the last time. A super high profile labor battle played out in the state of alabama. And it makes sense that we'd be talking about auto plants because of course. A lot of foreign automakers have been opening factories in the south for decades. Now alex since the nineties yes they brought a lot of new jobs and jim you know he loves his job but he has a pretty glum view of why these foreign car companies came to the south in the first place the coming here because of the fact that there is not a fear of unions. You know they're saying we're just not educated. You know country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care a lot of this stems from to work laws and all this other states which say that each worker can choose not to pay union dues still. The auto industry is historically pretty unionized. So the big auto union. The united auto workers decided to go after these new southern factories prompting intense anti union campaigns all labor experts. I talked to about unionization in alabama. Brought up this period of time. Like michael innes jimenez from the university of alabama the board that i'll never forget. Do you want tuscaloosa to be the next detroit. Let's throw race in there too. Obviously but seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming the unions and then something incredible happened. workers at volkswagen in. Tennessee voted against the union and vw was the one company that actually wanted a union. It was the governor and republican lawmakers who fought against it from the air things just unraveled nissan workers in mississippi also rejected. The union at jim spits lease mercedes. Plant in alabama. Uaw didn't even petition for a vote. What it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in twenty five years on three attempts so this sets the stage for where we are. Now this is. Why alina been asking you. How alabama became the first state to potentially have a unionized amazon warehouse. Right that's why so many people find it surprising. But i actually think that could be one of the three main reasons why this warehouse got to a union votes. So quickly we know amazon has stamped out union attempts and other places perhaps. The company also wasn't expecting such aggressive organizing in alabama compared to more traditionally Activist places. That's factor number. One are the other two to others are about the time and the place. Then let's start with a time. This is one of the things. I heard from the union. That's helping organize amazon workers in bessemer. The unions called the retail wholesale and department store union. And it's president. Stuart applebaum pointed out that this warehouse is only about a year old so it opened right as the pandemic started. I believe that the pandemic opened a lot of people is they understand now that they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. I also think that people had expectations when they came in that were not being realized. Amazon has been raking in profits during the pandemic which workers often bring up and also amazon went on a massive hiring spree and this by the way is often when workers ended up gaining some more power which is when they know that the employer needs more workers. The retail union folks say the best. My warehouse workers reached out to them quietly in the summer. They were describing grueling productivity quotas. They wanted to have more say in how they work. How they get disciplined. How they get fired. The union then mobilized support system of other folks from the region who are already unionized particularly workers from poultry plants. Okay and that brings us to your third factor alina. Which is the place right exactly. Professor michael innes jimenez pointed out something notable about alabama on that few people might realize if you follow the border and the coastline between california and maryland. alabama has the highest unionization rate for every state between california maryland. and then throw in tennessee. Also it's a pretty low rate. Only about eight percent of alabama workers are union members which is lower than the national average. But it is higher than all other southern states. And then you've got the specific location of the amazon warehouse which has bessemer. It's a working class. Suburb of birmingham. It's got early roots. In steel and mining and unionized labor. And another thing about bessemer is that it's a community that's predominantly black and the amazon unionization campaign is evoking social justice themes focusing a lot on respect in the workplace and of course this is all happening on the heels of the black lives matter protests. Yes exactly but the union also presented as part of its history. Its members marched with martin luther king junior in the sixties the union president talks about how in the south labor and civil rights battles have always been intertwined and so alina people think that all of these things at the time the place the context will end up making a difference and give alabama. The nation's first unionized amazon warehouse. the union. certainly hope so folks there told me more than half of the workers at the bessemer warehouse signed petitions for union shop. So they think this could be it of course amazon for its part has led a big anti-union campaign. They've got required meetings where workers were told. How union dues our waste of money. How great these jobs are already with all the benefits and the starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour and for context. The minimum wage in alabama is also the federal minimum wage which is seven dollars. Twenty five cents an hour which makes amazon starting wage of fifteen dollars an hour. More than double the alabama minimum. That is actually a big point four. Jim spits lee over the mercedes benz plant as he's watching this big amazon union. Vote play out it'll send a nami ripple but it's going to send one. It's going to let people know that. Hey even people fifteen dollars an hour. Seventeen dollars an hour can have union in their workplace. Bessemer warehouse workers will be voting by mail through the end of march. If this votes exceeds at an anti union place like amazon in alabama. This could turn a whole new page for both the

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"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

04:51 min | 7 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

"Blow up raised questions about whether Ernst and young went easy and it's audit of we work. In this situation, how it another issue that plagues the audit world something called the alumni problem. That's after the break..

"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

06:01 min | 7 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

"Auditing, firms are supposed to essentially tell investors got A. Numbers, their profits, their revenue, all that stuff is legit. The auditing firm goes in and they look at all the numbers, which is the basic part, but they're not just looking at spreadsheets and double checking the math to conduct an audit company like Ernst and Young also has to hit the pavement. Go to your warehouse in count your inventory the go to your bank and they say, Hey, listen they tell me they have a million dollars in their bank account is the million dollars really there. So it's a pretty thorough look at how a company presents itself and presents its profit and loss and its investments, and how it values the things its owns. Modern auditing has its roots in the Great Depression. Nine hundred twenty nine stock market was a real wild west and there was a whole bunch of rules put in afterwards that were meant to protect investors from being defrauded from companies, making up numbers from companies saying things that weren't true federal government regulations required that if you're public company you have to be audited, and so this was all part of the grand effort to make the stock market and more honest place. Ernst and Young spent decades building a reputation as a dependable honest auditor and it's paid off today the company audits giants like Amazon Apple. facebook. But a big part of Ernst and Young Strategy is defined the next big client. The company has a history of courting startups they're getting ready for an initial public offering IPO. In. IPO is a huge moment for a startup. When you'RE GONNA do an IPO part of that is you have to have audited financial statements that is a key element of an appeal in the US and it's the first time that accompanies numbers are scrubbed and generally made public. So it's a pretty exciting moment for investors for the company. But can also be a risky moment for a startup. It's the first time. A company is opening itself up to public scrutiny, and if there's anything shady on the books, it can prove disastrous for both the startup and auditor. If you're the order when they go public and then there's an accounting scandal afterwards, it really hurts your credibility because you have told the world here's this young company that's never been audited before that. You've never seen the numbers before and we're telling you these numbers are good. In some recent IPO, Ernst young check the books and said the numbers were good. When in fact they weren't. Like in the case of a Chinese startup called Lufkin. So lockin is Chinese. Coffee Chain It was founded in twenty seventeen and within you know a year to it was a serious competitor starbucks in China. Luck was a coffee chain but what made it different was a very successful APP and it looked like the tech forward strategy was working the company posted soaring sales around the time of its IPO, and then after the IPO, it was revealed that Lufkin was cooking the books. There were three hundred million dollars in sales that were found to be faked. was happening was looking was basically making these fake sales to all these basically little known companies and that's how locking showed that growth and so the biggest thing why did wrong was they said the numbers look good. Princeton Young said it helped uncover the fried In response to questions about this other scandals Ernst and Young said it stands by its work and that it has high global audit standards. But in the case of The Wall Street Journal's reporting shows auditor missed red flags and only acted after outsiders raised concerns. So. How could this have happened to one of the world's biggest auditors? Ken says there are some structural problems with the Auditing Industry that make it easier for scandals like Lufkin to slip by. One of those issues has to do with how auditors get paid. The auditors get paid by the people they audit. So if you hire me audit you, you're paying me and I'm supposed to be mean and tough to you. I'm going to be nice because you're my client right and so that is a perennial problem. How are you going to be tough? You're going to be on the people who are paying your salary. And that conflict of interest poses particular problems if you're working with young startups. Ernst young strategy has been to get in on these guys and ride them through the IPO and until they become great success stories and when you say ride them, what do you mean? Exactly you know audit fees do go up because it's tied to revenue. You know you're in there right at the beginning as companies get bigger. So you know when you're auditing facebook you. Making real money, right. But of course, if your strategy is to get them through the IPO and ride them until they become another facebook, how tough is going to be? So this is the risk that E. Y. faces with that strategy and to be honest it serve them well over a long time period but it put them at risk and we saw the risks this here. Perhaps the biggest IPO scandal that Ernst and young was part of involved. We work the CO working space. Startup. When we works IPO went bust last year it was revealed that the company was on the brink of financial collapse and it needed the IPO money just to stay afloat. But Ernst and Young hadn't pointed any of this out in its audit in the aftermath investors wondered why? The idea that e why didn't warn investors that this company was at risk of going bust essentially and they didn't say that and then initiate any concern about that. It's just a shows a weakness in their critique of the company. Ernst and Young. said that investors were already well aware of we work ambitious growth strategy and how fast it was spending money. But the IPO.

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"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

02:28 min | 7 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on The Journal.

"Over the last couple of years there's been a string of corporate financial scandals how? We had look in coffee in China, which was China starbucks super fast growing. They were faking sales we had we work where a lot of dodgy stuff wasn't disclosed Ken. Brown is a financial investigations editor and we had a couple of other companies where there was a bunch of debt billions of dollars in debt that was never accounted for. So there's just been sort of one after another. The scandals talking about have popped up around the world from silicon. Valley to the Middle East and involved everything from a coffee startup to a hospital chain. But one thing they've all had in common the same accounting firm checking the books. Ernst and Young? Ernst and Young missed a bunch of red flags was either missing money or money that wasn't accounted for, and so you know that's Kinda pretty basic stuff. When you're auditor you to post a look at these things, it's just a terrible streak firm. Ernst and Young's terrible streak has raised larger questions about whether the world of corporate auditing is broken. Welcome, to the Journal our show about money business and power I'm Ryan Canoe it's Monday October nineteen. Coming up on a show, how big scandals at Ernst and Young's clients have cost investors, billions of dollars and exposed flaws in the financial system. This episode of Journal is brought to you by Merrill, edge self investing get zero dollar online stock and ETF trades, innovative tools and up to six hundred dollars. When you start investing at Merrill, EDGE DOT COM slash podcast investing in securities involves risk products and services are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner and Smith Incorporated a registered broker dealer member SIPC.

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"auditor" Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

HORSES IN THE MORNING

04:55 min | 8 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

"You is that Rod. That's right Yup. Awesome. Well, thanks again and hopefully Tokyo saying. Thanks, for having me. Okay, and we have auditor Danny Russell onto chat with us about her experience, her shopping and the buying process from buying a K. WPN fol and just a side note if you want to become an auditor and help support the Horse Radio Network and all of its shows just go to the horse. RADIO NETWORK DOT COM click on the auditor banner on the right side of the page and just sign up. It's good fun. There's an awesome facebook page where we all meet and greet and chat about our horse crazy lives and that's how we met. Danny. So Danny, welcome to the show. Hi for having the M. Super excited. Players Yeah. It's always his pleasure. So. Danny. Tell us. What's your baby horses name? Okay, so the breeder that I bought her from named Oliver Horses. Hawaiian names fill her registered name is Poli by which is P. O. E. V. A. I and I think it means something like Queen, of Beauty, I think. I think that's right and then I think she's GonNa go by easy but you know when she gets here depends on her personality if that doesn't fit all to find something else. Yeah. It's an av she can let ahead hang down. Totally Where.

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"auditor" Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

HORSES IN THE MORNING

05:14 min | 9 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING

"We saw the implications, the full implications on our industry, and I'm just keep them on fingers crossed that we've put enough covid nineteen resources out there like, hey, banks and vaccines and feed coupons that people who Lost their jobs or furloughed have resources to be able to keep their horses at home instead of feeling that they have to surrender them, and that creates other downstream implications on the industry as far as dealing with horses that are in transition and I think the hard thing to hear Julie is that we don't we don't see the end yet I mean we don't know what the end is yet I mean they're saying vaccines. We don't know if they're going to work. You know it's it's just tough because we don't know where the end is yet. We don't know where the end is yet economically or medically both of those. Right. So I, mean, that's what's tough. Now when you and I talked, I had you on one of my facebook allies all I started one of the things that we talked about was how we thought that. Horse adoptions we're going to be way down and that's one thing we were proven wrong for is that what? Thrilled I was wrong. We were both totally wrong on that and horse doctors went through the roof and we posted another day auditor room which are super fans and about thirty of those people of our little group had had gotten covid horses. So it's really cool to see that that happened because I do think that the longer this goes that's going to change the other way, and hopefully there's adoption centers will have gotten some out to take some new ones in so. Right. I will admit to you that it totally impressed me. We were concerned about what we what might happen with adoptions but we, as you said, we saw opposite people's compassion from really kicked in and the desire to I'm home I've got come WANNA help a dog or a cat or a horse, and it's just been great I just hope it sticks..

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"auditor" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"auditor" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"For our state auditor to do an audit of the department of transportation and do an audit of the MBTA it's been over five years since those agencies have been audited and we know that the spending is out of control and it's time to take take back our state democratic house leaders say the extra money is needed to help fund repairs for the MBTA and the public transportation system and the metro Boston area Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston news radio Boston is launching a new board to oversee the city's recreational marijuana industry mayor Marty Walsh naming five members to the city's cannabis board which is charged with reviewing all apple as for marijuana licenses in main opponents of a proposed billion dollar transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid have cleared a hurdle to the state ballot election officials say more than sixty nine thousand signatures have been certified surpassing that needed for the November ballot the Maine legislature will now consider this initiative if they don't enacted the secretary of state will draft the ballot question the US bombs Taliban fighters the first time since the two sides signed a peace agreement last weekend amid concerns the deal could be falling apart chief U. S. negotiators Amey Khalil's odd urged the Taliban to immediately reduce violence after the militant group conducted dozens of attacks on Afghan forces this week those attacks were supposed to lessen the head of Afghan national peace negotiations but those meetings are now imperilled the Afghan government refuses to release thousands of Taliban fighters after the U. S. said it would and the Taliban says it won't meet until the fighters are released Conor Finnegan ABC news Washington coming up a road win for the Celtics this is a Bloomberg money minute the two sides of the corona virus last week worries led to losses but moved to fight the virus sparked today's four percent rally the Dow back above twenty seven thousand gaining eleven hundred seventy three points the nasdaq rose three hundred thirty four the S. and P. one hundred twenty seven the rally took off after Congress agreed on funding to fight the spread of the disease still businesses are gearing up for all kinds of effects for Campbell soup long out of favor of consumers looking for more natural foods sales are up because of the virus shares rose ten percent the company CEO says it won't raise prices but it is doing some stockpiling of ingredients as people stockpile for possible quarantines airlines including delta American JetBlue and others are waiving flight change fees because of the virus United is making other changes cutting its flight schedule next month canceling ten percent of domestic flights some twenty percent of the international ones I'm John Doniger Bloomberg radio WBZ gets results for thousands of New England businesses if you want to grow your business listen to this this is Joe paling from post pro carpet one of acting you're probably familiar with this line it begins when you look at the floor you think Lupita freshen up this place post.

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"auditor" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Most recently, we pointed out that are new manufacturing client had a couple of server two thousand three systems running the disconnected them from the network, but got upset when we included it as a finding in our report, sure it's fixed now but the fact that it hasn't been patched in four years, says a lot about the competency of an IT department. I don't mean a rant just want the to know that these risks can be mitigated, if you have good IT people, but, like any other job. There are lots of people who don't know, or don't care how to do things properly. That's why you have audits parentheses, shameless. Plug love Justin. That's a cool job. IT auditor nearly even considered that there'd be such a thing. But that makes sense go in there. Make sure those guys are doing it right. Keeping everything up to date. Like he's doing the Lord's work, man. Yeah. I mean, I think we got a great perspective from Chad. And this person could be a lady. I don't know. Scott. Who, who both said like Chad was saying, hey, on our side, sometimes we want to do the right thing and the bosses and the managers, you know, drag their heels, and digging their feet and the auditor here is saying, yeah, and then sometimes the auditors like, hey, you really need to do this thing in the companies like we probably should. But I don't know we I guess we'll just pay you anyway. Well, thanks. Got Johnson for joining us today as always on Wednesdays or mostly always on Wednesdays. What do you got going on? Well, it is my pleasure. As always as my daddy say, look, I've, I've always got something cool going on that isn't the day. The techniques show that is a cool thing. But when I'm not doing that head on order, frog dance dot com. Check at all the shows that are available to you have got monthly weekly shows I even have daily show morning show..

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"auditor" Discussed on 1A

1A

04:18 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on 1A

"You say authentic quote unquote and so i just whenever someone says to me i'm kind of gives me you know the auditor 'cause they you're referring to something that's authentic to you but it's not authentic to the history of this of this cuisine and if you go down the rabbit hole there's lots of little nuance and i think what one of the things i really wanted to do with this book is to tell those nuances people always oversimplify food and they and they always kind of look at it and say oh this is this because it has to be that and that's all i know and i just wanted to say like no if you actually go through that rabbit hole through the nuances there's so many detailed stories and how every single person's experience with food is so unique it's hard to kind of over generalize one thing and the book is it's beautifully written that you can dig into it like laval thank you but you also chose an odd choice for a cookbook or i would say unusual is you chose to put no photos no photos why it was a decision that first of all i wanted people to experience what i experienced on the journey which was stories and food and fantasy and romance and and this really beautiful journey that i took and i think pictures get in the way sometimes because usually put a picture on a book that's the first thing people go to they look at the pictures and then they kind of for example i described this wonderful chef in this cambodian chef and low massachusetts and he's a really wonderful guy has got some cokes in these really humble and i just wanted people to get a picture of him in their head before they sort of see the picture of him in real life and it's the same for the food right if i give you the picture of the food then all you're doing is sort of trying to reach this platonic ideal of what the food is supposed to look like so you don't instagram your food i do i do in case in case someone really wants to but not all the recipes but before you do that i want you to just read the book and read the words in feel ingredients in your head and and then picture what you think you would make with this food we had a when i did the first cookbook i remember this person emailed me and he said he's listen to this i i made this brisket recipe so good i really loved it but i think i failed because it doesn't look as good as the the picture you have in your cookbook and that broke my heart because you know i responded i said listen i have a food stylist and six people in my kitchen and and really like expensive photographer doing all this stuff and i didn't make this picture in the books to give you a feeling of inferiority you you know know like as if it tasted good and your guests were happening that's a success because it didn't look like this beautifully stylized picture in the book that's a hate that all that effort was at the end he thought it was a failure and so i really want people in this book to like make the food make it focus on the flavors in the deliciousness not so much what it looks like i did make one of the recipes talk about that just a minute and we have this question which i want you to think about for a couple of an answer it this email from mark who says why is american food so commonly thought of as fattening fried an unhealthy is is that maybe part of the answer that well you don't have to but we'll come back in just a moment because i have to imagine that a lot of this is good food you did yeah we're gonna talk about some of your favorite foods and we don't mean just fine dining we mean all of the other dining as well so stay close morna moment support for one a and the following message come from american express these days keeping up with everything in the news is hard whether it's politics or pop culture american express believes it's always easier to stay ahead when there's someone behind you easier to focus on what matters to follow what interests you to explore to discover and with american express you don't have to go it alone because they have your bag don't live life without it would you put.

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"auditor" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WLOB

"Police came and it looks like everything worked out exactly how it should have because these guys they weren't fighting with the police when i saw it so the video seems like they were gentlemen and the police were gentlemen and maybe everyone should have just been been cooler but i don't know if they need the now it's what's going to happen is going to every starbucks as auditor will state what if it was set up you know we live in that age now where women are raped and beat up and you know they claim that they had their head scarf torn up and then every more one never happened i don't know about the headscarf thing but you know the and in this case i'm assuming that it wasn't it wasn't a stage thing because they seem to be cooperating in the end but you know what i think was stage was those flying imams you remember that those guys came out and they said oh we were everyone was prejudice against us and i was like well maybe because you guys are you know your known your known for causing a viral moments in your asking for extensions on your seatbelts and they were doing everything they could to be suspicious and they wanted to have someone acting a prejudice fashion around them and they could cry as lama phobia either i think i don't think they were charged with that but i think that's what happened pete thank you for the call so he thinks it might have been a set of i don't think it was but date people do people are sometimes unnecessarily confrontational with the police i will say this i've seen it happen and i don't know what their motivations are but i'm assuming their motivations are they want to have a a rough arrest happened and you say tom you kidding me somebody who wants to get.

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"auditor" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Is going to y'all have two million dollars to give to somebody to to to influence their vote however rosie o'donnell has the means has the opportunity ask them to to direct message her in which anything could have been discussed i have no doubt that neither collins northlake took her up on that um but i think that it is it is not something that can be just be written off as idle chatter because i think the two million dollars quite possibly means very little to rosie o'donnell while embarrassing president trump probably has a high value for her if you or i i'm sure it on your auditor situation it's etc i certainly don't have two million dollars as you know the the i'll have one hundred thousand dollars to sit there we have ninety d helped me come up with ninety yeah i i just i don't have the wherewithal um the the all the other things o is i didn't have the pleasure of uh being uh uh ball turning on a federal grand jury and what a lot of people don't realize with grand juries is you're if you know you're you're basically there once a month athletes so don't pick the ball up and say your beer for a couple of weeks uh you're on the federal grand jury for a year so the payment and everything else that's up to the federal prosecutor.

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"auditor" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"I mean i'll i disagree with them auditor uh february 28th may even be gold us to retain the hardcourt title and later goalless would beat maven to win the hardcore title and maybe it was shelled being treated by paramedics backstage f the undertaker attacked him so gold us rain in with a raff attacked him and pinned in because of the 247 role um on march fifth goal thus be tasked to retain the title tass added when the tasman but goalless at him in the head with the trash can lid which quote surprisingly knocked him out uh and he will of course lose it on march eleven to al snow this gets us to wrestle many eighteen which is more 17th i can't wait for us to cover this one ice on any eighteen while sorry is marckevin seventy but it's russify the eighteen uh it's gold us versus maeve in for the hardcourt title and uh spike runs in an pens maeve and to win the hardcore title so both kanafani gas uh eventually they do the draft for the very first per our brand split and rick flair would draft gold us to raw and terry was also drafted from raw these guys got divorce while decimals gone from wdov however the getting along at this point bruce you know they had come to an agreement because they they had a daughter and they wanted to kind of have a united front for her.

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"auditor" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Auditor hotline and coincidentally today the auditor itim keller who is running for albuquerque mayor was on the radio and i got a chance to question him in in once again coincidentally just before i questioned in he was bragging up the the hotline that had given me a problem but i was may i was able to get the i presented the issue to him and i was able to get a commitment from him that he took my phone number and that he would absolutely give me a call back and now is a commitment on the on the radio and it'll be interesting interesting to see if he actually does what he's never done before in my many attempts to get a hold of him and just to be clear you're trying to car you're trying to contact somebody who in theory could hold this other attorney accountable for embezzling funds yeah yeah he's the auditor in this this is attorney is embezzling i allege of basilan money that belongs to the taxpayers of the state of new mexico so that would be exactly the job description of nearly as stated our state auditor these well he claimed he was going to call yes could can hold many times i've tried to get a hold of him before and you know technically he has no obligation to take a phone call just firms from general citizen he's got people for that however i've like i said of before of attended the new mexico state legislature for at bay the every day for those sessions for five years straight where hours before before tim was a was the auditor he was a state senator in so so he he he knows me well enough to to give neat thirty seconds on the telephone to feel the phone call for me but you you you can't get a hold of him but but the the the legitimate issue is that um now not only my filing a complaint with a formal complaint with the auditor about the the.

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"auditor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:19 min | 4 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Time history channel yes yeah uh they told me about a permanent compilation occurs fitter ryan burrow they're the government is familiar with the where the uh alien combed through our debate crack yes and i live oh almost a j that and i also learned there or or i observe godless show there they sometimes come down to restore anarchy for power plant sure okay and it i thought it would privately o of it gerrard the heck ademi yet arakaki wherever thing this show the left are auditor of the movie year the i've seen it we've all seen a great movie you know were they came down to find a person that can help them i thought our enemy yes so do you can guess what happened with you all lacked would scared we saw what what i was looking at it and it girl came down who were it's got on okay hey kirk has thank you for the phone call i don't want to cause any ah dissension amongst the troops there but the last are fighter great movie and it's interesting how he made that comparison there all right let's go to wild card that's good at dan in paradise california dan europe next hi joe or call for some with very glad to be on a long inaugurum very well not letting but other than you who activity for a diplomat michael talk about you know marion god yuck nong come from the bureau claimed he nanny it go the other way david i repeal ian take on five all that although the raccoon the most interesting data new actively employed at nad her crew mummy agree on earth the.

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