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"They're scared to talk for certain reasons so we have had a really hard time. Finding people actually come on like and like the people we got on the show that was after like putting all our eggs in every basket. Yeah so Yeah i think. I think working on a story where it's not like this in the limelight would be a lot better because it would just be like easier to at least amount of indy as possible. What's interesting though like with the nba. Listen you know. I have to bring up basketball. Every time she knows about now either basketball lebron one of them. What's it's gone. It's interesting because a lot of celebrities have also like again after the documentary. 'cause i think there's a between people posting in all of this when you when when it's like when these show especially during the pandemic came out in like just like the perfect timing where everybody needed shit to watch too so then. The doctor came out the one that you were in as well and like you know people calling out justin timberlake a bunch of other people and i do think like. That's that was a really really big deal. I think a lot of these like teenage boys from the ninety s that you know like i honestly like not just because it wasn't just him like it was all motherfuckers nick Whatever let's share. Whatever would just go sit like. There's so many of them that you. I remember being little and just being like. Oh yeah like screw her. Like she's the villain the girls always because that's how the media continued to show us all. Of course i thought like britney was cheating on just timber or whatever you know whatever that was because video and all these things and it's it's so like kind of eye-opening now to be in two thousand twenty one and be like. Oh we were so brainwashed by like all this crap fucking news like it's so i mean i think so much about the the coverage yeah around brittany just an you know when she shaved her head and the umbrella just all that stuff and it's not like she was didn't do those things but i think that the images just like really we're like well that's it forever. She's crazy like people that the The ownership to just like or just the right to make fun or trivialize. Or that's the that's the one thing that we didn't have before now happy that we're kind of seeing people as human which is a good a good turn towards positive we. Yeah when they show like what you're saying like the lake aggress. Whatever and. I'm like broiling i've seen so many like latina. Moms go off on a kid like in the middle of like a walmart republics or whatever it is and it's like you know like yeah people get angry and sometimes you're in the public and like you need to like yell at somewhat or like fucking booking human beings yes so i think i think revisiting how that all really important and. I'm glad that that's been happening to. Yeah well before we go. How one hard hitting question for you check back check for yourself. A what is your favorite brittany song. Moo that's a toughie. I don't know that one. I'm going to say currently you know it always changes till till the world ends. I love only one. That's just such a dance jam and like so many good dance parties associations so i like that. Yeah i definitely that that's some. That's something that i always think about brainy because there's so many different good songs and yeah there definitely party gyms that one has the one that gets like low and then goes up again which is a is just a you know. That's a good moment. Hell i'd fun after she. She did her testimony last month All the fans we all went to like west hollywood in dance songs and that was just like oh great i love that. Well we thank you so much for being on here. Thank you so much for fighting for brittany and doing doing the lord's work. I'm yeah hell yeah. Working people follow you. Is there anything Where can people find your your comedy album and any other podcasts. That they can follow. Yeah the album. If i did it. I made it with a special thing record so you can look on their website or you know it's on my socials. My social is at babs gray on twitter and instagram. and yeah check out lady to lady and toxic. Britney spears story comes out. Every tuesday ten episodes total. There's five out right now so go check it out. Share it with folks and yeah. That's the awesome Thank you and you guys follow us. At spanish keep presents on g at spanish lucky on twitter. You can follow me on twitter. 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"babs" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"In general matches to britney spears case. Yeah there's there is actually happening like a larger scale in california there's lawmakers trying to you know get new laws made that basically one of the biggest issues with her case and the episode. We just put out. This week is Covers a whole weekend. She was conserved like top to bottom and all the shit that went wrong and how fucked up at his just from day. One and one of the biggest things is that she wasn't able to hire her own attorney. Obviously this afforded to it's like a constitutional right and But they said she didn't have the capacity to do that. And you know the guy who helps them make that decision that she didn't have the capacity is the guy who got hired and was there for thirteen years up until a few weeks ago. So that was. I think one of the biggest you know injustices basically when when it all went down. And she had another attorney at that time who was trying to get in their work for and they said he couldn't get hired so there's california laws like kind of being talked about as far as letting the conservancy hire their own attorney. So that's pretty big. Yeah and the president and setting this at the end of the day this. it's really. yeah i mean that is so wild just thinking like again like just going right back to like. Yeah you just did it on. You know you did the podcasts. You're doing the instagram. You're like whatever and like literally like again like this is. This could literally change so many people's lives like not just brittany which is wild to think that actually the biggest things. Yeah i mean. There's people we've met who've been working on this stuff for you know years and they're just like really happy to see a big like you said to shed a light on this because they've been kind of working in obscurity for a long time so yeah. It is weird when i think of that. I'm like what the fuck i. It's been so tiring and like just today literally. I was watching just before this. I was watching a seminar from the la bar association. On you know my life has become this work in this and trying to finish this podcast. And i am like i can say that i did something good for the world and i abused but i wanna i wanna ask a babs. How'd you have time for yourself like when you're not constantly working on your projects and then there's the free brenten like what do you do to decompress. Because you have to. This is some heavy heavy asked stuff. There's ways where you just like disconnect from the war world or like. Do your own thing. What do you do to sort of like get away from it all i definitely i hope i did it like airbnb. Little thing with friends this past weekend so you know when i have time i just try to get away from the internet. That's my number one thing. Because like i said the the brittany lang twitter is just so all encompassing and a half extra game. Yeah but i don't take a lot of time. I'm bad at it and i'm just i'm on a marathon right now. I'm really looking to the end to like finish. This and then. I can take a break. You know so. It's it's funny. Because like when i think about you like with the bernie stuff i kind of like i compare it and there's a whole different. Whatever like my friends. I like do hair and makeup. Like they're like. Oh my god my girlfriend's always on me to do their makeup. When we go out and i feel like when you maybe like go out or like go to like a part or whatever that is everybody's kind of like so let's talk brittany and you're like i've been talking britney like like my even my trainer like my trainer will say that he's i. Don't tell people anymore that i'm a trainer. Because they wanna talk to me about their body and their nutrition the whole time he's brought. That's what i do for a living like. I want to do that. When i'm trying to catch up exactly and so like how has that been like i guess again. I know we're in a pandemic but yeah sure like we've all been doing things like safely and whatever but how has that been for you now because i know at work because we work together i remember when you came out on the documentary and like none of us were expecting it yet every single person on the writing room. We all watched it on. Excuse me on babs a hello. You didn't even tell us every week. Has the like unsure. People were like yo what yeah. I'd like my best friend from childhood. Call it just like random people chance me. Yeah it's been. I mean. I definitely talked to people about it all day all the time. I think it's i'm okay. I know it's like a really interesting thing. And people want to know. And i know so much i'm like share. So much information over the yes. So that's okay i mean i. Do you know it's weird. Because it's not something i ever expected. My life like comedies. Been my number one forever. I wanna do comedy. I wanna make comedy. I wanna be funny and be on stage and whatever so i don't i have given a lot of my time to this and i am hoping that i can just move on with my comedy and whatever yeah and so i don't wanna get pigeonholed or something but i don't think i will and it's actually funny. 'cause i like hosted a show a few nights ago and it was my first kind of show hosting and it was like you know people just going back to the people like. You're just doing this to get famous. Which is absolutely insane. You know things that conclusion too and there was no one at the show and i was like no. It didn't if that was my strategy. Is i a new hashtags. Leave another celebrity from being kidnapped in broad daylight a speaking of that. Are there any other like celebs that since you have been working on this that like people have been like dropping any like t- like maybe. Oh well we heard. i know. there's obviously like rumors rumor mills. But like i feel like i haven't really heard of any specifically like that but i wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of other people like in the situation ish maybe i don't britney's definitely like the biggest one but there's definitely there's some older like celebs who've kind of gotten into this trap like casey kasem is one. He's passed away but his daughter's like a you know. Yeah a big advocate and brian wilson of the beach. Boys you know has a similar situation. So there's definitely a few. None are quite like britney because she is so yeah i mean. Amanda bines isn't a conservative. While i was gonna say that. I was like i knew there was somebody else and i couldn't think thank you okay. I was someone. Amanda bines is in one and she's i think someone who's case you want to look into two. We haven't had time but there are a few but it's very very rare. It's definitely especially someone britney's age and all that you have aside from working on the free britney stuff which takes an insurmountable amount of time. You also found time to work on a comedy album. If i didn't. What does the impeded of comedy album do you did you. You know what the key to releasing coming up while you're also doing all this stuff is to record the album two years ago and then sit on it for way too long to anal about the whole thing. Go crazy editing. It and then finally put it out. That's what you do. I just was like. I was so critical of myself when i first recorded it and every time i listened to it i like hey did it so i finally just had to force myself to put it out but now i'm really happy i did and people like that but it was just being too self critical. You know so. But yeah i did it and i'm really i did do it. I did. And i put it out. And i'm very proud of it and i actually had. I need to put these videos out but released it. And then i did. I did a focus group on zoom with people. I paid off of craigslist over..
"babs" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"I don't i don't think so i don't i Or a band. I think ricky martin probably close like people that i grew up listening to that i that i would definitely go to a concert to hell. No no questions asked. But like how do you feel like we all have friends that that are fanatics and hardcore like for certain. Maybe i certain artists. Let's say like musicians and stuff like how does that make you feel like when you like it when you're in that presence and they're like in that zone because like i've been with some people and i'm like oh wow there this is this is a whole different whatever their need the whole different godly throws in front of me. Your were a come out of the show with people can really be sports to yeah speak on. How a broncos damn won't tow them myself export surfing. I can't tell if this game has or take your mouth startled at exactly the same. Never get fired if you take around. You sow you kind of sound. Like paulie shore have satellite bowie short silvester stallone which honestly is straight culture. So tracks pause. Tony good polls i do. I think i will say sports. I think isn't as so strict culture as it used to be. Because i do. I do find a lot of my guy. Play a a cheap pizza q. Hiding plus got the list For me to say. I don't know if my list lakeway comes out when i say it's i think jordan i said at least Fellow please please get my list of the podcast recording. No but what i was gonna say. Yeah like i've seen friends that are queer in you know they they they're at. They're like art like they are hardcore fans of lake the dodgers or the heat or whatever it is or even hotter like utterly fucking like ten is the olympics are things that i like maybe would have never known me if it wasn't for social media showing me a picture of them all the time going to the gate or whatever that is i think i think it has. I agree though it is very straight of one hundred percent. I agree but i do think it is cool to be like somebody. That's always been into sports. Like since i was little and now like seeing a change and like you know these like these baseball players. There was a video of this baseball player. Saying like there was a woman. I think the first woman owner something like i dunno like umpiring while something that was i like. It's nice to hear these like macho as men be like talking about like you know like the nfl player that came out and he's gained a first one. That's alan is like. I know there's more gate. Nfl's oh he was but he said it in the in the in the article that there's was a black football player that came out for him. That's another become entirely. It's important to have a love of stuff. Yeah sometimes obviously that could go. Gang turns toxic as we've seen certain phantoms. Could sometimes they turned positive. Like with the k pop fans who which made a social justice and use that they've galvanized together to make positive change. So you know. Let us know Listeners where you stand on fandom and ever talk bad about that money yes because i'm a fan of telling my god could break with. Yeah i guess you make. It sounds so delicious. i'll leave. I'll leave my car that i grind. My teeth is a moth nine that night guard. Circe it okay. If you'd like to hear episodes of spanish psyche presents without the ads. Then subscribe to stitcher premium for just five dollars a month. You'll get access to every episode of the show at free. You can get a free month by going to stitcher dot com slash premium selecting a monthly plan and entering the promo code s. a. p. that dot com slash premium promo code s. a. p. And you know what your subscription helps support the show directly to so thank you guys. You guys enron back from our break slurpy slurp slurp hit us one more time with the slurp me best leffler car. This is the most lurks we've ever done in an intro. I'm really excited for our guest today. I know her from many different things that she doesn't the comedy world but i also know her from one of the most exciting topical things that is happening right now in the world though a lot of us are just backing up and so like all upon this. She has a purse a new comedy album. That just dropped called if i did it. And she's also one of the co host of toxic. Britney spears story podcast. Let's give it up bats gray. I thought i might get slurps. Intros but i guess i just got i do per slurps since This is a this is the first yeah. This is at least sixty percent more slurps than people usually five percent more in my contract Your negotiations work. You come with a number. We come with another number. Send meet in the middle. I know i'm like i'm so proud of myself for just making that up as i in prague baby bads okay. I know that you have been so busy like just so so busy. Doing five hundred thousand things but one of the things that you have been focusing on for a while now is just like the free britney and the podcast and so much more that has to do with britney spears you and i believe were the ones that ignited the hashtag that has blown up all over the world like what i guess my question is. How did it feel like do that. Hashtag and then like probably wake up the next and be like. Oh fuck like the show went. Viral was fucking insane. I don't even it's all been so. Surreal so there's many moments that have been very surreal. You know but specifically that when we decided to put out the podcast called free brittany and you know that term had been floating around in the britney.
"babs" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"Spanish present. It's carlos risa oscar. Tony in the house. We are on the last leg of summer. We are doing. We are trying to have this hotpots person. Summer aren't we. We got a beach bar. Yeah our hair. Our leg hair length lands collectively. Felt like we're we've taken advantage of the summer in a way that we ourselves would when we were in a different place last year. Absolutely not i. I honestly i know. I wish i think i came kind of close but no no no. I'm just tired link. All i feel like when the weekends come. I am exhausted. Like i'm always tired. As like i feel like most people are nowadays. 'cause i think the pandemic has really worn and the rest of the world is like weighing heavy on us in general election. I'm like i don't know if i've been working out so like i literally had to take a nap today before. Podcast excited when it was like may and we were like right. Gordon writing always feels very young lou. The the promise of a summer the potential right after. Yeah i think like this summer was this yeah. This summer was a little weird because like last summer unlike last summer when it was like full on the pandemic. You know this year for me personally. Speaking felt like i was gas. Lit you know what i mean like world guests lit the shit out of me where it was like. Yeah you're fine for that month then. The delta variant shows a cooking dental plus. You know then suddenly you're like oh wait the summer but i thought but i thought that was going to be fun and yet we're doing all that and the world is still kind of going on. We got shit to do. Still you know so. It's not like last year where it's like okay. No hibernate go like. Don't you need to do anything just like self reflect and were no things are opening back up again and everything is fine but at the same time you could get sick and if you're vaccinated you can also get sick and you could also die so it's like okay so this summer is just been a little bit difficult. I think every year we're just accepting our fate with covert. I think that's what it is. Yeah i just got an email from from no from one. am i know from one of my reps. Whatever just kind of like doing like an update like just a general their their their clients or whatever. It was just very much like well eighteen months ago. We definitely didn't think we'd still be here but here we are like pretty much like in the first paragraph kind of like the yelich shit is still like a mess like we're all fucking us in the casting directors and everybody else were just trying to figure out. Where do we go from here. Because it's like what oscar just set like if that weird you vaccinated your neither. You could still get it in the hole and mask on mask. How many men now to allegedly. And yeah i had all the constants that we've had is is is The content that we've been consuming have been surviving off of the entertainment above surviving of of their fans of. It's weird. it's weird. I'm like i just keep thinking about ten years from now. I don't know just yeah. Fan them stuff right oscar. we're talking about then brings. yeah which brings me to the beka. Okay carlos does bring up a really good point about fans and one drain what. Everyone's fandom was if everyone had like a specific like who you which artists you go hard for and just toxic phantoms in general right now. We're in this climate where people read their their you know their fandom really really hard and sometimes it can get a little out of control. So do you have any of that. Fight over over like a fan of being over being a fan over something. Risa i have. I have which is funny. Because here's the thing i like. I don't like i do like love. A lot of people in our show them love like artists or actors or you know even just brand or whatever that is or things like cats. I love cats and basketball and things that i should know disgusting movie. Cats got got it. No we're just getting no real cat. I want real. Not people dressed up as That's discussing But i think a. Yeah like i have gotten into with certain people about having approved why for example everybody knows i love ebony why that bunny is an actual good artist other than just like a fad or like bumping that like will be here and then like ten years ago like ten years we will know about that money like. I don't know if what anybody says like we're gonna know about him. And i've been somewhere that we know about daddy yankee consistent work for over fifteen years twenty years i mean twenty years. Actually 'cause he started in the nineties. I was gonna say it's twenty years. Yeah he's twenty uh-huh But yeah and he looks like he's twenty years old Little baby face I have got an in a couple with literally specifically actually for him I don't know what it is. What is what's the arguments that happened. Yeah they don't think he's good they don't think that That you can understand him when he when he raps and sings but the reason why you defending it is it is it because ultimately we feel like it's a it's a reflection on us. If somebody talks about the thing does we love. It's almost like it's not about the thing. It becomes personal by defending him. You're defending your like other or defending your choices so for me on this subject on. I think it's because one. Yeah like i like. I definitely think like i think if you say that to me. It's kinda like oleg. He saw he don't know you don't have tastes in music or whatever and it's like that's fine like my music taste probably pretty basic. If i'm honest. I'm very like listen to da her first album like every day kind girl. been whatever else like to answer. I guess But i think it also will the other half is like nobody's genuinely. It's not even that he's a good singer. Robert reformer artists. He's also like a combat athletic ersan where he has done things to also like help. The world like he's amplified transit voices and like like know black lives matter like know other things like that where i think to me and make statements with his loathing on red carpets wearing acrylics. And like you know about like gender all i just feel like he's not just a singer he's not that there's a bunch of other rappers and i can name right now that i have never worn a fucking political shirt. You know what. I mean and versa trial. We know. I know. I guess my point is that i think there's i think for me at least that it's half and half but i have seen other people get into arguments about other like other things. They're obsessed with and very funny to see the defendant. Because i'm not as passionate about. It's i that's also an interesting thing to be like. That is sander watching the other two. Because then you're like oh. Is this like me. When i'm defending whatever it's very hard to distance yourself or just take a step back and be like i love this thing and i understand that not everybody's gonna love it Which brings us to the point. You're trying to make oscars at sometimes could become very toxic and it can have a real world negative effect on.
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"Some point have you have you gotten the Just call in your cell phone from cnn. Oh yeah same. I got one last week. i don't know how. Cnn has the same guy. He was very aggressive. This this was this was a female. But yeah there were. There was some went. This guy from cnn emailed. He somehow did one of those like searches where you find someone's old emails. He emailed all my old emails. My aol email my both of my parents personal emails and like and i was like your parents and i was like get away. This is gross. So that really. I was like i'm not doing this. I don't care well. Yeah that one. I like i got it was actually a text and then a call and it was on the phone with. It was like how to cnn. Have my number like they have. Everyone's number which. I don't also don't love and i guess i say that as someone who's also been pursuing sources but you know i have i do have a limit and i'm not gonna like find your grandma's email or whatever no thank you thank you all right. Well listen basil. I will see you Shirley at the The fx hbo. Whatever it is of course. He's party if we're not invited were we're getting in somehow ya role. I'm crashing for sure. I'm going through the kitchen. Thank you so much for taking the time. Yeah thank you guys. Great to see you everybody. Toxic is an amazing informative podcast. It is such good work. Congratulations thank you. Yeah there's ten episodes episode four is out now so five next week is when we really cover when she gets into the conservative ship that weekend. And it's that one's it's a big one. So boy buckle up baz thank you so much. Thank you for everything doing It's it's so so great. of course. Thanks guys thanks for having me.
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"Great terrific. We'll talk color scheme. Yeah yeah sounds good I'll pull prom dress. No yeah that's amazing. I'm so proud of them. I mean i feel like we're huge moments for the movement really legitimize everything and You know. I love the the filmmakers involved in the journalist so i'm really proud of them for forgetting that one is one of the is actually happen. I think september okay usually. You're september right rear. You stunned at. How many people saw that documentary. I i literally got phone calls from everyone. I've ever. yes sir. My life now. My childhood best friend called me out of nowhere and like people from exactly like every period of my life. We're contacting me. I did not. We knew it was like we're hoping would make somewhat of a splash. But we had no idea it was become that big at all. Yeah mind-blowing yeah globally. I think yeah people. I guess it makes sense because you know people are nostalgic for that era They kind of know they've heard a little bit about what's going on with her but they don't know the facts and everybody obviously loves like documentary that combines like all of those things so it does make sense but it was. I was not expecting that at all. And yeah all of a sudden we were thrown into the limelight and away. We weren't expecting we're doing international interviews and just all these people and you know in like a tiny tiny percentage feeling i the way brittany might feel when people are trying to get something from. You had never experienced that before. That's been hard because i'm not used to saying no. So it's like peop- of reporters a really aggressive and you have to respect your time and mental health and say no sometimes and it's very hard. And so you got podcasts. Coming at you you've already been on. Yes please talk to us today. Wanted to hang out with you guys. So that makes a big difference but Good yeah it's It's just uh. I guess it's just show me that i'm like okay. I guess i can handle this. You know it's it's scary. And i think he feel kind of exposed in a weird way. You're not like us to When this many people are paying attention to you're talking about something that you're doing so it's just shown me that i can handle even though it's been really hard sometimes and very anxiety inducing you know especially when there's just random people who are think mad at you think you're about personally even though you're like i am well. Okay i wanted. I do trying to deal with. That stuff is very difficult but It has been like okay. Well you can get through this so just keep going and you'll be able to make jokes again..
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"So i don't know if that's gonna look you can't avoid it. Yeah whatever you do it you can't you can't avoid listen this last year and a half. If this hadn't happened who knows what other kind of nightmare it would have been. You know we've all been stuck you've had lake. You know a cause very true. I actually am. I think it. Yeah we've had something to like really concentrate and work on and if i was ever going to take a break from comedy you know. This was the time when i actually have other stuff to do. So No i i think like it. Yeah it worked out. You know that whole pandemic thing. I don't know it worked out at least for us to have to be busy for sure. I'm super grateful for that. You starting to get back up on stage. Yeah it's happening you know it's like shows are just kind of slowly working their way back into being around and i've i've book booking in new show. It's i have a show book. I just barely finished getting together. And i'm like what am i even doing. Have no material. But i'm trying to just get up on stage and trust myself and like have fun because i think at this point. Everyone's just excited to like beatified thing and we're all in it. It's still like a collective feeling of like. Oh we're all going through this together. So i'm just gonna try not to put too much pressure on myself. You know are you. Do you find your more nervous or less nervous than you were before less nervous for sure. I have way more confidence in my abilities. Because i've just been doing it for over a decade and so it's like i know that not only me and i'm going to be doing it for the rest of my life. I absolutely no doubt so like even taking a year off. I'm like okay. I still know funny. And i've done things and i'm like all right yeah. I'm still good at this. So it's fine. I'll be okay But yeah i. I don't i don't doubt my my abilities. I think that it is like. I don't know in a weird way help for that. You're you are who you are. You know in terms of how you can be affected in this movement. Not mean because you you are making entertaining content. That is funny when when appropriate. But i don't know. I think it also lends like a certain like cool credibility to it that there is this comedian that people know and love. Who has really like throwing herself into it. I do think that we were like. I think that we definitely were the people to make this thing that we're making because i think it was important that britney fans made it because we really wanted a lot of it to be like a love letter to the person that everyone you know her fans love and i don't think you're going to get that from just like cut and dry documentary or something so yeah i think there's a lot of factors that made for some reason or another come to us and us be like good people to to make this. Yeah so the finding brittany spears framing brittany spears rather documentary. Nominate fernie What are you gonna wear to the. I want to match. Whatever you're wearing okay..
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"Yeah. Let's kinda wind wind down. Usually you mentioned your partner. Which would we had you on. However many years ago There was not a partner in the picture. I don't think so how. how did you meet. Now it's yeah it's a. It's a man i met him okay. Cupid and Yeah he moved in at the beginning of the pandemic and we didn't hate each other so great how long it had been at the beginning of the year so it was like not you know that. So yeah i was like thank god because it had been you know two months. You're like oh what do we do. So i think we're at a good point And everything so yeah. That's that's where that is i. Am you know. I i made this show. I'm so sorry. I'm going to tell you a joke. I wrote but i realized that. I am pan sexual And i think you know. We're called penn sexual because we always have someone on the back burner There we go. Hey days there is. She's still got it. She might be. She might be doing our journalism. There's still got that. Just what you might experience become out to me. But that's what's weird. you comedies. Just been kind of gone and it's slowly coming back. But i've been doing a few shows but i haven't really done anything since exploded to this level and i'm like i hope people are coming out and expecting me to talk about is definitely you know. Have a lot of jokes involving a british conservative ship. So we'll see how that goes so. Do you think you're when you're back out there. It'll be a mix of just regular life stuff and some some conservative ship. I i think like. I'll talk about it in some way because i've always just talked about my life on stage. You know so it's like how do you not talk about something like this but it's also weird because it's so convoluted you don't know where the audience is coming to from information wise. You know so. I'm also not going to get up there and assume like hey you guys know me from this you know they might have no idea So i don't know. I gotta work it all out but i'm sure i i also yeah. I mean jamie spears has also stolen the ability for me to write new material for two years. So i don't know if that's gonna look you can't avoid it. Yeah whatever you do it you can't you can't avoid listen this last year and a half..
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"Everyone agrees on. But i have zero faith that that he actually is here to like help. Britney but he's not just using it for publicity or something there's just can't i mean it's you can't read anything but nefarious nece out of anything he says no he's just disgusting and you know obviously grateful for attention on the issue but i think there's plenty of attention on it without having someone like him involved. Yeah for sure. So it's fair to say you never intended to be this deepen very fair very fair to feel like i've definitely hopefully i'll get these years back. I know it's been Yeah never in a million years. Did i ever expect to be here when people ask us like. How do you feel you know because your podcast helped get the started. And it's just it's nothing but surreal. I don't know. I don't know if it'll ever hit me. I think like you know. Listen to her speak. That day was the same feeling very overwhelming very surreal. And i didn't process that until. I listen to toxic the first episode when i heard us talking about it processing it and then i was like oh my god and i started crying and you know it really hit me so maybe once i actually listened to the podcast process it or something but for now i'm just kinda like full speed ahead like trying to get through day by day. What kind of like at the end of a britney packed day would you like watching or listening to or or what was sort of non brittany content. Are you taking into sort of clinton just kind of watching bad reality. You know like. I realized that. For some reason that really soothes me and like me and my my partner watch it together. We just like take it in. And you know it's like some dumb problem about i've been watching below deck So it was just like a dumb problem. That has nothing to do with probate court or concern. It's a chef made sushi the wrong way and it's just like for some reason. It feels good so yeah yeah that'd be can all agree that people who charter yachts are villains. Yes they're easy. They put them in one little for me to hate and i enjoy that. So so yeah. Let's kinda wind wind down. Usually you mentioned your partner. Which would we had you on. However many years ago There was not a partner in the picture. I don't think so how. how did you meet. Now it's yeah it's a. It's a man i met him okay. Cupid and Yeah he moved in at the beginning of the pandemic.
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"That's kind of her only outlet. So i i don't know i just i. It's either like the most concentrated version of her. Maybe is what it is. That's comes offset so odd sometimes yeah it contains multitudes so this is this is a big year for For very good very thoughtful. Britney spears podcasts there is toxic and there is unread Have you listened to unread. No oh no. I haven't listened to it yet. But i know about it. Yes okay do. Do you know anything about the alice at the heart of it. No okay sorry you can hear the dog There is a person who would post to think. Was it a red group or something. There was some sort of various brittany fan for. Yeah fan forums. There is a fan named alice. Who sounds exactly like britney spears exactly. yeah and there's much speculation as to whether this alice's actually britney spears. Do you know okay. Now i've heard. Now yes i remember hearing about about the yeah that that was like perhaps brittany's pseudonym or whatever yeah did you. What do you believe. What does your gut tell you. Sorry i don't. When was the time period that they think it was her posting In the last couple of like in the last year. I think so. She was leaving messages with her voice. Yeah it was like a voice chat forum where people would just sort of call in and talk to each other instead of instead of chatting so their recordings of of just fan talking to each other. It's mostly gay guys. And there's a woman on there and everyone is dancing around it and trying to engage with her but you can tell that they're all ecstatic because they think that they're talking to her interesting but she says he's hurt but was that what was that. Sorry she but she says that she's not. Do you think she was lurk. I think she would lurk. Yeah i think I like she's definitely we. We've heard a lot of stories about like she get cell phones taken away and this and that but i know that she has like i think found ways to get access to the internet or communicate in certain ways so i i need to like. I'm i'm sad. I'm not like more read up on this or can't give a better opinion on it but i can see her. You know lurking online and kind of getting out there. I mean i don't know why she would post those things because she you know her fans obviously know her voice very well so i don't know why should try to pretend it's not her but i'll say it is a. It is more of a vintage brittany voice that is a an instagram video. Britney voice yeah no it is. I mean her voice definitely has gotten a little like higher and stuff but then i don't know it's odd because other times she'll speak and it sounds like the old brittany so sometimes she's she effects that kind of higher registered that sentence a little bit more like little girl or whatever I wanna bring up. Something low unpleasant. What is your take on. Matt gaetz showing up the fucking free brittany rela. God i mean i. It sucks lake. Like i just. I have no faith that he's actually here for a good reason. You know. I can't have any faith in this kind of man so i you know we joking kind of like well. Brittany's a bipartisan issue. And it is bringing together odd. You know both elizabeth warren and ted cruz talking about it. So you're kind of like okay. I guess i'm glad there's at least one thing..
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"And And i think yeah. She's stepping in when she can now so talk to me about your your like pivot in this because when when you start a britney's graham comedian and it was were coming at it as a fan of brittany but it was also coming from. It was in the spirit of sort of fun and comedy and that some of this is really just happened to us all sort of like by by happenstance and that you have had to make a true pivot until like journalism. You know that you have been you've been. You're like a leading voice in this movement now. I can't imagine what that feels like. And what i mean. I'm sure that you talk about in therapy but just seems like a lot to take it so much. It's so surreal. I mean you know in a million years. If i ever told my teenage self this would be happening because you think like sure. Maybe i'll get to like take a selfie with one of my idols. One day but that we're like helping try to break her out of a conservative show of you know. I didn't know what it is your buzz. But yeah yeah. We started bernice. Grandma's a comedy thing like it was legitimately. Were like you know. I part of my comedy that i love is i just love following through on really stupid ideas. I think it's like a really fun thing to do. And when you follow that thread. I think that's like the most genuine way to like be funny. You know and so we were like oh. We have a text thread about. Brittany's instagram posts. Let's just do it on a podcast. 'cause there's too many podcasts that we're like we'll just do a your super niche one and idea and then tests has a little bit of journalism background so when she started digging in there. I think that's like what was helping. Drive her and inform her and how to do it. But i had zero experience. You know nothing and since then. Yeah i you know. I've learned how to talk to sources learned how to like. I mean getting people come on. Mike has been so difficult by the way. Thank you dave for doing the show. You are amazing. Your episodes awesome But like getting people like you know in britney's like world come on mike so difficult and you know it took us a year to get one source to come on mike and then we ended up finding out. She might not have been telling the truth. Is i how much you know. It's been so wild but Yeah i learned how to learn how to learn how to become a journalist and actually discovered i really love it and i was like this might open up a door for me that i never would have expected because i was just like a thousand percent comedy before this so i don't know what that means as far as what's next but It has been really interesting. And you know why we wanted to make toxic was because britain's graham was just us in texas garage and we wanted something very legit. You know our fact checkers from the new yorker like we've got like very legit journalists that were working with because we want people to take it seriously and when we decided to do that was still looked at as a conspiracy theory so we wanted to make sure it was treated with like a a level of you know p- whatever serious journalism that i'm going to be respected so i think at its core. Is you know. It's a movement driven by like women and queer people you know marginalized people and it was laughed at not taken seriously and The way that that that tide has turned has been just really satisfying and yeah. I didn't think that that has been like a bit. The cross that brittany's had to bear you know she's a attractive young blonde woman who you know is is sexual in all the things that society likes to pretend doesn't have any you know value or have a place to stand as far as like having a something to say so I think that yeah. It's been very validating and amazing to just see people like come around to realize that. Yeah this is unfortunately true and a very dark truth and you don't all while all of this is going on and while the the the you know these very serious things are being worked through. Brittany's graham is still pretty goofy about half the time she still rolling around around with. I make up. The looks like she as has been crying or just applied very quickly. It's still it's still a bewildering feed even with all the rest of it. It's still the most mysterious. Yeah place on the internet. I don't and that's and that's where the conspiracy stuff comes in because people are like well. This is an video you know. You can't put get anything past like britney fans so they posted it and immediately. They're like this videos from september. Twenty twenty whatever and That's where you do start to be like who is posting this. Because like are they. How are they trying to make her look off. You know like what's going on. But yeah i don't i don't know it's it's still a mystery to me and i don't know what the answer is there and i don't know i think like only get it. I guess if she gets out and then we truly no it's just her host. Yeah wha- and one of her great posts recently was a picture of her son. Shawn's art that was shown that was on a graffiti wall. And you all had posted it on your britney's graham account a long time ago. She's however she that she found it tags. Brittany's graham as in you as your podcast And then you know all the fans went crazy there. So what happens when you are. You know tagged by the queen that was so like that was such a crazy moment because it was the day before toxic launched and we were like what is going on. We're like does she know she trying to like say. Hello or thank you or something and he was just such a way if it was a message from her so bizarre because it was like a post from two years ago that we'd posted of her sons art. So yeah we just like freaked out. We're like what's going on. Is this her you know It was very surreal. And yeah i. I would like to just hope that it was just her like giving a wink to us somehow without like fully doing it but then she posted free brittany like pretty soon after that so it was like then it was fully on. Yeah insanity it's this whole thing. I mean it's it's an actual human being's life and it speaks to so many like so much of the rot in our society As to how we how we deal without how we speak to women and how we how we deal with powerful women And then at the same time. It's it's her in a video talking about how she burned her jim down. Unfortunately and it's it's like it combines like it's serious and and there is a person at the at the center of it who is real and has feelings in who you care about and yet at the same time. It is also often hilarious Which i it's just it's it's it emotions. I'm having at the same time that i'm not used to having the same time. Yeah i think you know. I mean i think a lot of it is her and her just like being quirky in a way that like you know people like..
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"Wow hi how are you. I'm very tired. i'm sure you are can. Can you walk us through. Like ju just to give us like a taste of the storm that you're at the center of right now like what was today what went on. Were recording this at five. Pm so today. The twentieth july twenty so basically we're still producing toxic so episode four came out today. We're still in the middle of making the last few episodes so i got up at nine. Am and did. We did a serious interview. And then we did a toxic table read for episode nine. And then i went to my other job for half an hour pretending that i'm still doing a good job And then we did another view. And then i had therapy thank god and then we discussed again changes episode seven and then we also trying to tweet about the bill. That's apparently you know going through congress. That's about britney at the same time. I'm trying to read about that because i'm like having had time to so that's happening the same time and Yeah so it's a lot so you are. You are producing and releasing a by the way excellent podcast about britney spears story about the the conservative ship about you know just the complexities of all of it as the situation remains fluid and i just add a you you are also part of the story. That's kind of the most fascinating aspect of it. Is that like latte last time. We had you on. It was in the sort of lake nascent days of of britain's graham you know and it was it was early and it was sort of. It was still fun and sort of lighthearted and You know. And then i'll help. I don't remember exactly when i was what was well do. When was the last you know. It's you had started it. I feel like you had started That podcast pretty recently. Okay yeah so. Yeah britney's graham started out as a comedy podcast and then morphed until i kind of investigative thing When my co host has barker started looking more into the conservative ship and all that stuff and then Yeah we got this voicemail from the paralegal and you know it was like a whistle blower thing and then we released that episode that was brittany and that was april. Twenty nineteen and then it's just been a crazy snowballs and thin and framing britney spears came out and then yeah we once we got that voicemail. We were like all right. We're getting all this information. We're getting leads. We're getting stuff. We need resources. We need legal help to produce do something with this. So that's when we started looking for people to to make this new podcast with and to tell correctly and because it's such a confusing you story so anyway. That's when we started thinking about toxic and all that stuff and that's how that got started but Yeah it's been a lot of years of work and then we were not expecting britney. We didn't know in the middle of this that britain. You know we're like oh my god. She's she's speaking. That was not something we knew it was going to happen at all so that was also expected. Yeah so now There it looks like there will be some sort of change. There's been a change with her legal representation there are is potentially a change with the conservative. But now she's being very outspoken in her. Instagram captions What's your take on that. You know it's interesting. Her instagram has been such a place like controversy. Because it's been reported that you know Ronin farrow's piece On it said that weekly people meet on her team to decide like what gets through gets posted so that she doesn't have access at someone else you know which is something we've heard before so there's the first level of like is this her posting which you wonder about but i do think a lot of it seems like it could is her lately. You know i don't know why he was. Someone else would be posting stuff. They're posting so i'm going to just take it at that value and say it's her and it's like i mean it's amazing. It seems like you know she kinda. The lid is often. She's just finally able to like express herself. It's pretty incredible. And she seems like she's going through all the emotions and not like i have any idea what she's been through. But you know anger and just like kind of frustration and all the things that you think she might be experiencing. It's a strange one because as you said she couldn't Post her own instagram content. So there hasn't been a change in her conservative ship. So you have to wonder like how how it is. She's writing which is writing if he's writing. Yeah we it's that's like still the mystery and everyone just wants her to go live and tell people what's going on even you know there's another hearing yesterday in the case that was not at didn't have as much attention but You know her new lawyer was there and someone asked her like britney poster in history. I'm he ran away. Basically so i don't know the answer to that and like if she actually her passing or not someone theorized that you know the woman who runs. It doesn't work on the weekdays so if you check it out on the weekends it's actually brittany. I know what. I don't know what the answer is there but i don't know why this other person would be doing things like calling out her. Her sister calling out other people seems like it would be a weird choice. So yeah it was. It was news to me. I guess not not news to people who are who are really following every b but that the general understanding is the jamie. Lynn is no blando in in britain camp. But i don't but i can't quite get a read on how we we collectively feel about lynn. Her mom yeah. I think where are you her. I think all of her family. It's complicated because you know. I think a lot of fans are frustrated. That people didn't step in earlier and stuff like that and try and help more And i think unfortunately jamie spears is a kind of a manipulative man you know has has an abusive passed so i could see lynn kind of being still even other divorced for a long time. I think still being under his influence a bit so I can't you know. Imagine what she's gone through being britney's mom and kind of having that guy in her life so i think i do think a lot of her decisions were influenced by kind of his manipulation and stuff like that so i do know you know she has been trying to help lately.
"babs" Discussed on Homophilia
"Well matt this is. I mean. it's not often. We do a topical episode of the season. Britney here it is it is it is. It's the season of britney from coast to coast all around the world. Really it's the summer of brittany So much is happening The the people the women who who basically created the free brittany movement our friends of ours test barker and babs gray former guest apps. Great former guest babs gray is about to become future guests. Bats gray. she's here to talk about what's going on and about their new podcast toxic which is all about The brittany spears story in the conservative ship. And all that which has got to be bananas because the situation is changing minute to minute and once again Renowned britney spears expert. Dave holmes will be Making an appearance in their hardcastle yet another reason to check toxic. We'll be yes making do make an appearance in episode two setting the stage getting a lot of interview requests. Now that the britney thing is heating. Up and i'm saying no to almost all of them that it does but there does become a point i- babs and tests should absolutely do all the interviews. They've done so much work around it. They know so much about what's going on. I don't i just. I have you know. Mtv from twenty years ago to talk about. And i don't want to be capitalizing on somebody else's misfortune. So i'm probably going to be continuing to say. Now because it just seems it gets ghoulish after awhile. Don't you think i you could never be ghoulish tribe Actually would like for you to try now. That i think about it. That is sort of fun. To imagine you taking a sudden dark turn into ghoulish nece but No i mean. I i i think that like as bob says in this interview that they they really were the right people for the sort of the right place right time and they were the right people for this particular role where they have become real mouthpieces of this gigantic movement. I could not agree more. And i'm so glad that it's them who are at the center of it as you said they are the perfect people. They're funny they love her. They understand her. It's it's crazy to watch. But i'm glad it's the and they're responsible people who can handle the attention which is good yes What are you watching what. What's your must this week matt. Makovsky we've got to do a weekly mazda. Friend drew tap on demanding. It and will do anything for him. i i had. I mean this is old news this week is the white lotus continues. Its sunday night joy. Yeah truly purpose is just so so The mounting doom is really me I okay Last thursday die tape at the box last thursday. The box okay. So i cannot say that i am friends with john mayer. I'm not but like we knew each other ages ago Before his first album came out we were like i had gotten an advance and i loved it and send an email and we were like sort of pen pals for awhile bump into each other every few years whatever but he sent and probably more because i write for magazine then because he likes me as a person but he sent to several people kind of a weird assortment people this box. That was a Like a perfect replica of an eighty s sony speaker component. Box like what you'd get a cd player in basically and And but like but the serial number was saab rock Just all of the all of the typeface. The graphic design was exactly perfect. It contained Sweatshirt and a candle a dip tc candle and and a turntable like a personal turntable. Which is on the side of my desk here and the vinyl of saab rock. And i'm not just saying this because i got the box and i'm not just saying this to brag that i got the box but i really like the new john. Mayer album sabra. A lot and there is Another way in which we treat men drift differently than we do women in this pop culture world. There are so many allusions to relationships that i feel like there is a specific person that a lot of the songs written about. And where it taylor swift there would be you know mountains speculation but this is kind of coming and going do i mean do you think it is your ally your your dear jennifer aniston. I think about that all the time. Because i have also been enjoying sabra quite a bit and i listen to it when i walk. Lincoln and there are moments where i do feel flashes of jan okay but i always done yield at that i well i i guess what's the The new light to light song does feel i mean. It's you know you that that is a song which he is asking An ex to give him another shot. And i know they're still friendly and who who wouldn't want another shot with jan but i i would like to think that more of these songs are about jessica simpson especially given that. He did not treat her. so well. katy perry not in contention. I did not even know they were together. They were together. Yeah were. I don't think she's advocating any katy perry vibes. Okay not picking up on that key track from the album. That's the one for me. The the New light yeah. Yeah that is great. How about you. I think i like wild lou Oh yeah unexpectedly that one a lot. i do you know. It's it's not john mayer. He doesn't like get too clever for his own. Good at least once why you know love me really could have been just. Why don't you love me. it's the same number of rankled my nose all title. But i did that. But that wild blue i did that. I did have a flash of jenn there because of the the iconic belies. Oh there you go okay all right well we will certainly have to continue analyzing will start our own investigative podcast about it soon enough But in the meantime let us make way for the great babs grey to talk about developments in the world of brittany men and women been talking about their bodies for years. That's true you know what my question is. Why don't men talk about our bodies. The same the harry shoulders. The narrow cavs like i have the biceps they secretly low. We'll guess what matt there's a new show that i want you to check out. It's called man adamy where men talk openly. Frankly and hilariously about their own bodies each week comedian danny wallace. He wrote the book. Yes man where he said. Yes to everything for year He also said yes. To turning it into a movie john jim carey not the great john kerry presidential nominee. Not jim carey was either way not great also magazine. Seeing john kerry version. Sorry no definitely worth worth marinating. No i think that would have been a better way to go. But anyway danny walls and magazine veteran phil welcome. Standups athletes riders big men. Small men men exercise men who do not Is awkward. It is intimate. It's funny it's weird. It's totally unlike anything else. It's not a health guide. Matt it's not self-improvement it is a no judgment zone. Threat is the story of a life told through the body. That has the did so check out. My anatomy. new episodes are available.
"babs" Discussed on Just Between Us
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"babs" Discussed on The Fashademix Podcast
"As most loads browns have gone burst into administration and the browns being brought by the so much negativity and our worry that students will think armah got a call. I don't want to go fashions. Don't have i don't need to go. Parents thinking oh. I'm not going to send my son or daughter to government steady fashion because it's the so much negative stuff in the press at the moment but i think one thing that we really believe that the fashion industry is here and will never go away and we all need clothing and i think if if i even think back to when i was applying university i remember my dad saying god love madonna. I don't i'm not going to pay for it. I mean degrees a lot. Cheaper when i did my degree. I'm not gonna pay for you to go to university study fashion. Although what an actually. When he came to the open days he realize how big this century monster of an industry yes. It's competitive but oh my god. There is so many jobs at so much open so much opportunity. So what kind of hovering on the line. not. I'm going to apply and we're going to go in september. What you think a serve. I couldn't agree more with what you said. I think violates valid about staff industry the eight munti stinking and you know of Tolkien in the press did not just fashion festival. That news media in general about the so called death the high street. I agree with that. I don't think he suggested the history. I just think that the the highest in the way was shopping and is changing eight. Change a snow. It's not a decline and out of that change of options. His will come on obt this. There's lots of emerging new jobs and moles as brands line. I think we're gonna see a lot more starter. Brands lot more smaller brands and saw That she should be nervous. Said serve will always been close. People are always going to be interested in fashion. It's just where the by from an industry side and the way. The consumers buying a changing a lot more votes in the candle the digital czar things stability and ethical side of things in jokes in supply because the way that we're buying from factories is changing with buying from changing. So i think that if students interested in fashionable thinking about applying but should the industry is a search going to see a comeback. It's having a bit of a struggle at the mini special because of the pandemic. well exactly exactly There's just gonna be lots of exciting of on the horizon. And that's why i think students keeping themselves today. I think that's why it's important. We as lectures and academics. We ourselves flexible in up today. Yeah interesting there's gonna be lots of exciting things come on woods. Our set up in a Still industry said surf is still a massive industry is just the changing industry and change can be seen as a really good thing. Absolutely thank you mike. That's absolutely brilliant. I completely agree with you that sometimes you know when one door closes another one will open and there are going to be you know new jobs neil patel unity's for all students and but thank you so much for joining us on a podcast. We love having you if loved catching up and learning more about your career. Bits that we didn't know about say thank you so much by the bc. Box all together regain. Oh parts together. Virtually thank you mike. Thank you songs. Girls have been great. Thanks.
The Future of Fashion Education
"So we're starting off our in the no conversation all around fashion degrees. So i think there's been a lot of who can. I say who has around fashion. Getting fashion degree is a necessity. And i think it's also personal preference but if you look at what code. Savage has done in terms of the creative arts. I know they didn't get much funding but everything everybody has done. In lockdown has revolved around creativity. Were watching tv. Or those people have art directors producers costume reading books time without all they signed. No we do then. I mean if i couldn't buy clothes. You lockdown do spend my time to stern scrolling fade by by think he's radiating polston. I mean even if two children important as for their development ought arts and crafts build curiosity creativity imagination. It's supports their development and communication scales. Like it really is so important in terms of a person's development. And and i just feel like i guess. In the olden days going back thirty four years is not particularly old. But maybe it wasn't so much of a need to go into fashion occasion. There was more opportunity the fashion. She wasn't as big but now it is so so competitive and for my experience being university you know doing the fashion retail management course. I went to university. I wasn't tidy. Sure what i wanted to do. I just knew. I wanted to work in fashion and i didn't want to be a designer. I remember speaking to a careers advisor and she said to me you call eighteen gatiss taste or so you know walk gonna go. I'm going to get i god. He did y'all And i went to a degree. And i thought you know what i want to be a buyer. I want to go into martin. Nacho which one and it gave you like a little sample of everything and then straight find out what you like. You don't like an graduated and went into buying did that for a couple of years. Didn't feel it was for me. The moved into martin and absolutely loved it but it was doing that degree that i was able to get that initial first buying job because i had the experience. I had the knowledge around how things work lead times. You know. freight on board sample swatches designing the collections. How that works sourcing all those different elements of buying so. When i went into the job interview i had the very basic knowledge of how the
"babs" Discussed on The Fashademix Podcast
"Welcome back to episode six episodes six. This this is crazy expert. Me sophie johnson Stunningly gorgeous co host. Who she is laura. Today we are talking all things fashion as cashiers Fashions education special off. See something we really passionate to ask. Both academics for both actress at birmingham city university teaching in the school of fashion textiles about.
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead
"Two plus separate through busy market in the Iraqi capital killing and wounding dozens of people the rest suicide bombing hit the Bab al Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad's survivors will paas piles of clothes and shoes on blood splattered pavement says they took stock of the chaos in the aftermath the attacks come amid heightened political tensions at the planned that elections on the severe economic crisis no one immediately took responsibility for the attack but Iraqi military officials said it was the work of the Islamic state group I'm Karen Thomas
This $4.6 Million Tournament Got DDOSD
"Much like the Overwatch League. The call of duty league continued its inaugural season online despite the cove nineteen outbreak. This past weekend marked its first ever playoff matches. We're talking like the biggest event, the biggest prize pool in cody history. On the ultimate driven grounds co look duties delete convert. Dead moment stares you in the face join no one. Rolling isn't. Skipping. Over is easy. is taking. But as things got underway while the some issues, the cod community had to deal with something. They're actually not that unfamiliar with going back to the days of advanced warfare, pro play online de Dos, attacks, and mid match booting of pro players basically because the games were being played on locking hackers would go in Diaz attack and boot Appro player from a live game at the highest level of play out there. This was pretty crazy and in the optic versus Ellie guerrillas it actually got so bad that optic at the sub in a different player because Kenny had been booted multiple times already in the match. Yeah. They all I, it looks like Kenny no longer in the in the server. So something happened there. So they're trying to do this four versus five right now. When did he try? It's been about over a minute and as you might imagine, the pro community was pissed obviously the competitive integrity of the Games are being called into question and pros were asking for things like postponing the event or boycotting entirely a really long time ago in a land when dinosaur a whirlwind when dinosaurs roamed the earth advanced warfare was a game and in that, there was an online lead and hitting people off line was an issue so much. So to the point where the league had to be restarted because it was impossible to avoid everyone's getting hit off. Again, and this has become an issue to the point where now it's impacting four million dollar tournament. This tournament has more than four million dollar prize by far the biggest payout in the history of call of duty. So for me, those frustrated tweets are seeing while they kind of make sense at minimum from twitter reports alone at least five players had this problem literal Diaz attacks in the middle of the playoffs. Now, luckily, for optic, the example I showed above didn't cost them the match but many players have speculated if they were playing against any team other than the lonely L. A. Guerrillas. It could have been a different story, fig it close it out here saucer PGA. Thanks saint flasks man he's been spotted broth and TJ. Trading there is big telezapper optic they're gonNA, get this series win. So you're activision blizzard you're putting the situation in the middle of the biggest tournament of all time in your brand new league in the middle of a global pandemic. What are you doing? Well, they're quick fix actually ended up being to start the matches off walk that way these attackers couldn't get to the players live many players also started to scramble their Ip addresses to make it even more difficult. So they made that change and everything was fine. Until it was on. August twenty first, the third day of playoff competition fans started to notice that scores were updating on the coal duty League playoff website before the matches had actually started on St keep in mind, I? Didn't tell anybody they were making this change. So as far as fans were concerned, these matches were being played lot. So when the Chicago Huntsman were playing the New York subway liners and fans could see the results of the first two maps before the game even started onstream people were a little confused and it's obviously awkward. If you're a fan right, you don't just want to. See The score you WanNa see the game and it gets even more awkward when you gambling to the mix this change was made pretty quickly. They didn't exactly have time to let Vegas now. So for a short while you could bet on a game while already knowing the results of the first babs, what's more is that some of the players being targeted by the DOS attacks. In the first place suggested that those might also be related to betty. You see the League was hosting a special perfect bracket challenge that awarded a hundred thousand dollars to anybody that had a perfect bracket all the way through the play offs similar to what you know. They do with March madness in college basketball, the bracket challenge coupled with the fact that all these attacks were. Happening on hard point, a type of match where in the rules, it's very difficult to replay them make this all very sketchy fear a hacker playing this bracket challenge and you want to make your hundred thousand dollars you go and you target your Diaz attacks towards hard point. So you can actually influence the results of those matches, its one, hundred, Fifty, seven points they passed that threshold. To basically this is to you know Kinda kind of. Levy in issues of it happens like the start of the game is really early in a game and you know somebody's played without unfortunately in this particular circumstance, it happens. Happens a bit deeper but yeah, Joe it sucks there's no way around that. No Way to hide from that few. Guys right now like I said off the top booting and Diaz attacks have been a problem multiple times in the history of cod online pro. So. It's baffling to me that this is even allowed to happen in the first place now, betting controversies and Diaz attacks. Aside, this weekend of coal beauty was miraculously able to survive the controversies time Sunday rolled around and teams were competing for their slot in next weekend's talk for matches. Fans were fucking pumped for some call of duty action and a lot of that has to do with Sunday's match that pitted the new off the gaming against the Chicago hunts, which aside from being a highly anticipated series with to good teams have the added drama of pitting obviously the old face of objects gump against an organization that is in many ways shell of its former self and what ensued was a five match bloodbath that peaked at more than a hundred and fifty thousand viewers on Youtube that some people are calling one of the best matches in call of duty history?
The ECBs Former Vice-President Explains The Historic Step That Europe Just Took
"True CEOS thinking we don't really talk that much about Europe these days. I mean, I guess not in relation to the the heady days of the eurozone debt crisis. Now we don't, but also I feel like this particular crisis at least some of our episodes, you know, obviously, we talk a lot in the bed context the US context, of course, know talked about Hong Kong and Asia and Asia supply chains in China and so forth stills like we've focused a little bit less on how this current crisis is playing out in the Europe. Yeah I think that's right I. Guess the implication is that maybe this has been unfair in some respects because there has actually been something very interesting going on in Europe at the moment. Yeah. I mean, for one thing you know there's a good argument to be made Europe at least relative to the US, if not necessarily Asian countries has done a pretty decent job overall of suppressing the virus self and you know for years during the euro area crisis, they're always people fiscal policy. Fiscal Policy Missing. You gotta spend more gotTa get the Germans to spend more and you know maybe this time it looks like they're actually doing. Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking. So we have the announcement of a big deal seven, hundred, fifty, billion euros worth by the EU to fund on long term recovery. Fund for the Eurozone and that's a big deal because as you point out, everyone's been talking about fiscal stimulus but it looks like the euro-zone is finally going ahead and doing it. Right and so this of course raises questions and it's a theme that we've definitely had a lot on on our podcast, which is, is this offer something bigger for the post-crisis period? So sports, it's well known that know there's a lot of money being spent by governments all around the world including the US. But the question mark is okay when the crisis phase is over the government's just retrench or does this become a sort of new macroeconomic stabilization model? That's a theme that we've had dozens of times but it's particularly important to New York, in context I think because people have sort of identified the lack of fiscal burden sharing his sort of a basic architectural tension or flaw within. Euros. Yeah I think that's exactly right. How does the I don't want to say the intrusion of fiscal stimulus but how does the arrival of fiscal stimulus on the scene actually reshape the way that monetary policy works and I? Guess we should also mention that the is also in the midst of a of another really important project which is rethinking. How it targets inflation. So we have all of this going on simultaneously real existential questions for the role of the European Central Bank. Absolutely well, I'm very excited. We have a fantastic guest to talk about all of this we are going to be talking with Vito comes don. So he is the former vice president of the European Central Bank from two thousand, Ten may twenty eighteen. He's now a professor at Navarra University in Madrid out the perfect guest to discuss all this. So without further ado, let's bring him in a veto. Thank you very much for joining us. So are you happy to not being a policymaker in this time or you? Do Miss being at the ECB during such an extraordinary moment. Well, it's always difficult to get out of you know executive responsibilities and I. Of course, I would not say that I, am Epi at the out or unfortunate circumstances of the covy. The shock we are again in a very important periods of policy making but. Me Europe as been doing well I think in these episodes. Better than in the previous episode of two, thousand. Ten to two thousand twelve. Just to start out with walking the significance of the deal that was agreed, this seven, hundred, hundred, billion euros you tweeted about it clearly, you think it's important. What's the significance. Well it establishes for president that are very meaningful. In, the first place it involves a decision to issue common European depth. The Commission will issue seven hundred and fifty billion of debt to fund these program, and that's the first. The second the point is that these is going to be distributed in the form of budget transfers and not loans to the country's. Third IT'S A big program to implement Wat- is a European fiscal policy stimulus to address a recessionary phase. India to be an economy, and that's also the first time that these happens at this level and fourth the distribution of the ballot transfers which. Correspond to a little more than half of the seven hundred and fifty billion is done in a way that it is not proportional to the size of each country. By two indeed benefits more the countries that's have lower level of leaving and higher unemployment. So there is a convergence play. There is solidarity aspect of these edits also quite new in terms of transfers to give you two examples on a proportional basis, Italy would be entitled to fifty billion, but the they are getting eighty billion. Right as Germany, you'll be entitled to ninety six billion in proportional terms, but is getting only twenty seven. So these four points put together constitute the indeed very important precedents and babs, and do we all hope so that it will be a sign of things to happen. If again, there will be a stressful situation in the European economy, and that's a very important element for everyone the notion that when there is a very stressful social economic situation Europe, steps up and two x decisions to fight the recession and does not leave behind any of the member countries. It's a big message for the future and I think markets are really beginning to injury injuries what these means And we see that already but it will take time of course, perhaps for the markets by Geico anglo-saxon markets to overcome. Lingering, doubts about the European project.
Activists uphold John Lewis' legacy to fight for voting rights
"Imagery of these past few days comes close close to the honor John. Lewis deserved in life as was said over this past weekend this time they saluted the man who was almost killed at the hands of police this time, his final crossing of the bridge that may soon bear his name. was on rose pedals John Lewis witnessed his share of history during his time here on earth, and now in death he becomes the first ever black elected official to lie in state at the US Capitol. We welcome to the broadcast tonight. Nicole Hannah Jones, correspondent for the New York Times focusing on racial injustice this year she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her work on the time. Sixteen, thousand nine hundred project, which analyzes how slavery has affected our country among her many other honor. She's also a past recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Thank you so much for spending some time with us. All of us who were lucky enough to spend any time with John Lewis are left just with our memories, but I'd like for you to talk about his personal legacy in your life for you. As, thank you so much for having me on to talk about one of the greatest Americans that this country has produced John Lewis was just a few years older than my own father. like my father was born into the segregated south into a family of sharecroppers so I very personally understand how he change the country that my father, and that he. He was born into. That would allow someone like me. an opportunity to work at a place like the New York Times and to do the Piper journalism that I do I just would not be here without him. and you know all of the other civil rights activists in everyday Americans who I consider to be really this nation's true founding fathers. How do you keep the legacy alive of such a towering and unique American? During a time in our lives, where everything we see around us is kind of his antithesis sadly. Yes, I mean the amazing thing about. Congressman John Lewis is that he was not one who felt that he needed to dictate our control the movement that was coming. He was a supporter of black lives. Matter. We spoke about it when I interviewed him about freedom, summer one of the last things he did before he died was to go see the black lives manner banner that was painted in DC so i. think what he much more than myself was. Optimistic he believed that. We would need to keep fighting these BABS, but they will worthy and that we would have victories and I think he has passed that legacy onto us, and it is our charge. You know we know that as As John Lewis died, there was a bill in Congress right now to restore the provision of the Voting Rights Act. That was good by the Supreme Court and that is his legacy. If we want to honor him, then the way to honor him is to continue his work, and that is one way to do that. I. Hope. My, sarcasm. Comes through over zoom or whatever it is, we're calling this technology because it is meant to be the dripping kind of sarcasm, you guys at the sixteen nineteen project must be working on some very scary stuff because it seems to trigger a lot of officeholders. Yeah. It's been an interesting time. The Sixteen nineteen project published almost a year ago. Next month it'll be a year and yet it seems like the people in the highest offices of this land have a bit of an obsession with the project and it's been. It's been interesting I hope though that this conversation will drive people in this country to do some reflection on why we hold so dearly to these founding myths, and why we still four hundred years after the first Africans were brought to this land. To be enslaved cannot deal with our history and our past. Thank you for not minding a little well. Sarcasm and thank you mostly for talking about the life and legacy of the giant, we just lost John Lewis and I'm reminded people will line up tomorrow morning at eight am. The line will stretch tomorrow evening until ten pm just to pay their respects Nicole Hannah Jones. It's been a great pleasure having you on. Thank you so very
My Birthing Story
"Hello and thank you so much for tuning into food for thought. A podcast on a mission to equip. P with all the evidence based advice that you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. I'm Ran Lambert registered nutritionist bestselling author of re. Norwich a simple way to eat well and founder of retraction London's leading private nutrition clinic in each episode. I'll be joined by special guests. All of whom can be considered authoritative voices. In health. Said that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves with trusted expert advice. It's no secret that childbirth is tough but the reality of what follows is ready discussed. I guess you could say shrouded mystery while not buffs are the same. I want to use my story to exactly what happens. Hannah in the hope that this will empower others with the truth and to encourage conversation. This is a deeply pass thing for me to do. And in the absence of any education about the whole process and knowledge. I feel the all too. Many women just aren't capable of making informed decisions or even trusting that own bodies. I must also add a note that this episode contains some graphic by references. May Be triggering for some of you so please do make your own judgment switch off at any time will come back to it at a later date. So this week's we've thought as I've said explode my buff story with Midwife and author Marie Louise also known as the modern midwife. Marie hello how are you I? I'm very well. I can't front cute enough for festivals speaking to me before we even decided to record this podcast because you have very very reassuring on the fire goods. No it's it's always good to have a little chat. I think the full hand when it comes to anything rather than just token blindly so is more difficult. I think so. I'm really glad that I could help in some way. And of course massive congratulations. He is beautiful. I still instagram quiet. Law to see you all thank you. I obviously so good to have someone is qualified as ye to help me with this. Poke cost recording. Because it's I've never ever recorded something site. Postional wrist I think it might highlife Marie so as much as we are having the time of our lives. I think giving birth in pandemic wasn't really anything I ever thought would happen. Another time disguised said quickly in my buff definitely didn't go the way I want it to and as I told you I wanted a home. Birth and now was wearing a more. Grating Fair future couldn't be more different. Yeah no it definitely didn't mice to stuff the ice daunted website for our listeners. If we start with how I think I. I started learning about childbirth from anti-nato causes and hidden above thing My husband and I did together. Let's just explain for everyone what is hidden above thing and why commended by the NHS yes so nhs. I'm so pleased that how much. Nhs on now supporting hit nothing on how we all taking a tongue relate to return to our midwifery heritage as I say out knowledge of of the busing day and pregnancy. So hit me. Thing is a set of mind management tools It's not logical approach to pregnancy bath and say the patient to pair. It that utilizes evidence. So you when you take a hit nothing cools you off just learning about hit my best thing you learning about your pregnancy as well as a form of NATO education and the the number one thing that I way start with in hip knee buffing is fed dumping. I'm releasing that fair because of what we understand about bus. It comes from the media. That is not an accurate reflection of how bus looks or even how ship Nick. Yeah I mean I think the reason I fell in love with it is I did find it. Completely empowering in fact it was the hidden a the course that made me originally want to have. It didn't happen to me but the home breath really educated me. I felt on on tapping into that. Not Trudeau spat. Which like you say. All I'd ever known pop from from my friends stories was TV dramas while a woman is on a bed. Screaming like the loudest scream. You can imagine in everyone's running around mad yes So so with the best evidence that we actually have shows that home bath full healthy low risk women actually means less intervention. I'm better outcomes and that could both first time MOMS MOMS have babies before so actually hung breath. It pays to be safer for older women. I guess some this is the best. I've been half dreading but half looking forward to it. It's talking openly about about something pass. No so I focus the spy Tonight's by can three this before with Mary and the reason again. The I'm sharing. This is just to let you all know that it's okay when things don't go to plan and our had quite naively thought I'm fit I'm healthy everything. Just go to plan which. I'm sure I'm not the anyone had that communist conception but I guess my best story knots in my fourth week. 'cause I was the last one in my anti-nato group to you getting this from Afrin find shot is today. They Braxton Hicks is that a contract. You know everything. Yes exactly the pressure. It just starts mounting doesn't I joked with women and I say you you need some of at pass into their with all of the inquiry's you've got up an additional amount that have you. Have you had your baby doe callers something because I think you'll find is when you get that point? You feel a huge. You're in some sort of pain. You've got loads of weird is that everyone. Yeah me because of course IT CORONA VIRUS. Everything was different. I'd already been told the amazing midwife the I was very lucky I saw the same lovely go holly throughout the initial stages and she even while I was really lucky I think. Current virus helped with that because they want to minimize the exposure. I guess to multiple people so I was. You had real continuity. That's so good. Yeah that made me confident. I really wanted her. Ideally at the Home Beth at happened that I was told that if I'd gone into Labor the weekend basically I couldn't have a home birth anyway and the situation could change daily with coronavirus so one day. The shortage of ambulances. I may not bab half that Beth. Anyway in we'll the whole kit had a birth Paul. Hi I'd set the lounge up everything. Oh and I think we'll start talking about sweeps. So I mean I had what? They called an unsuccessful. Sweep a my chief week and then again in week forty one so how often Maria babies actually come on time. And what is the sweep people listening so Babies actually the the percentage of babies out she come on today's days between three to five percent a note very funny you question directly and as we know a due date is just a window of time so it's the normal pregnant say is often debated and not agreed globally to start with and various different experts. Do say different things about what they believed to be acceptable however in the UK. We say between suchy seven weeks to forty two weeks. So that's a whole five week window. So so babies come any any time. And we do get fixated. Naturally we get fixated on on this Judeh because that's the date that we think given however is completely normal to go over. J. is completely normal to have a baby at fifty seven weeks. That is still very much in the window of nomads. And I think a soon as you've hit the faulty week Ma. Everyone's like okay. We'll that's the date you'll have your baby. Wh What's going on you and as ingrained narrative that something's not right because you haven't had your baby yet but actually that is completely incorrect is very very normal to go. The Jay and in fact eighty percent of FUSS TIME. Mums do go. The J. So sweet is a midwife. It can be done in a clinical area so it can be what you would normally have. You Answer Nate's appointments or it can be done at high Midwife is coming out to see because although it's a form of intervention still is not a a form of medical intervention so we're only using things as opposed to drugs
Is It Too Late to Set Limits with My Strong-Willed Child?
"The mom of a very strong willed social four-year-old boy. He's incredibly smart. I don't think I'm saying that. Just because I'm his mom and very in tune with emotions and the emotions of those around him. He loves to be the center of attention and loves to show off in a crowd. My question is is it too late for discipline. I feel like I didn't set boundaries early enough in his life and my husband and I are now paying for it. He doesn't listen. He can get very worked up and excited. He does what he wants to do all the time regardless of what we say he was an IV F. Baby and came after two miscarriages so I spent a lot of time in the mindset that he was a perfect little miracle which he still is and I didn't want to hurt or upset him. I have I'm ashamed to admit just recently started following through on the things that I say I will do for example. If you pour water outside the top again we will get out but then he will do the behavior again to get a reaction and when I take an out of the tub he hits and kicks and screams or say things that he knows. He shouldn't like shut up stupid etc just to get a reaction then. He gets upset when he's punished. How do we communicate with him and get him to listen without the hitting and kicking? He only has a year left before kindergarten. And I'm already so worried about how he will do. Is it hopeless? Is it too late for him? Is it too late for us? Help okay so one of the things I love about this note. Is this parents self awareness and self reflective ability? She is spot on. I'm sure in the way that she's understanding the path that she's been on and so I just wanted to try to offer some ideas to help her. Make the switch which I highly recommend and I had this whole journey myself so I do relate to this parent and many parents reticence to set boundaries at upset their children. I think many of us feel this what I had to come to realize. Is that the person who is losing their was my child. My child was not getting adults to take care of her. In my case it was a her. Obviously we were taking care of her and a lot of ways. Bet We weren't doing the hard things. A child who doesn't have adult setting boundaries feels like they have to be little adults they have so much responsibility and they can't tell us this and we don't see this directly so it's challenging but what we WANNA do is relieved children of these burdens of holding onto their feelings. First of all these very strong feelings that young children tend to have. I have to hold onto my feelings and I'm controlling all the situations in controlling the adult and the adults are unwittingly giving me this message. That feeling disappointment or not getting what I want. It's a scary thing. It's something that I can't handle. I can't handle feeling like that. Those are the messages the children get when we are in that mode of CR job as keeping them happy all the time misunderstanding. Happiness as that. Our child feels anything other than happy. That isn't true happiness so then when children have these normal disappointments and feelings of anger and and loss. Maybe of not getting what they want frustration. There's another layer that we add by not normalizing this process and that is a layer of fear around us because my parents never let me go there so must be place. I'm not supposed to go so with all of that in mind. Yes this change is very very important. I love the this parent wants to make a shift and it's not easy for us to do this. Our child will adapt but for adults. It is difficult to go from feeling like my job is to keep you happy. And if you're going to be disappointed than I'm going to change something or do something to make it better rather than hold onto these normal boundaries like get you out of the bathtub or helping you get dressed or to bed or whatever it is so what this parent is noticing things like. She said he doesn't listen. He can get very worked up in excited. Yes those are all stored feelings bubbling up and I would see. It is predominantly fear at this point. I think that will help you to have a perception of it. That gives you the confidence that you need at this point to make these changes. He's still a little tiny four year. Old Guy I would see him saying it's been so scary that I've had to boss everybody around and never go to these places and this is scary. I would see it that way so that you have less chance of getting annoyed and angry at him for the feelings. You can empathize but also see it as who. He's finally getting to do this. I'm finally offering in these opportunities. I'm doing heroic thing here which I do believe I believe every time that we are able to hold onto a boundary and allow children to have their feelings or not even hold onto a boundary but just allow children to have their feelings. It is a heroic but if we have this option in our mind oh well I could just stay in the bath longer and then I need to upset him then. Of course we feel a little bit responsible for the feelings but that is not true. We are not responsible when we are giving children those boundaries those normal boundaries and are hurting our personal boundaries. I can't play with you right now. I'm going to go to the bathroom. I'm just GONNA finish up my tea before we go outside. Whatever it is it can be harder to face those feelings because we feel like we could make another choice. That could avoid them but again that is not the truth. The truth is the children seem to unconsciously. Now they need to vent and that's where they'll push these boundaries. Some of them can seem ridiculous and then it can be even clearer as well. My child is just pushing and pushing because they really need to explode. They need to get out of their bodies safely every time they do that of course they learned that disappointments come frustrations come anger comes. There's a wave and it passes I get to the other side and it's okay. I can do this so to answer question. No it's not too late for discipline. It's wonderful that she's taking this on. She says he gets worked up an excited. He doesn't listen right. So those are the feelings that he needs to vent and then. She says he does what he wants to do. All the time regardless of what we say. Well there are times when you can limit those things and times when you can't but he can't be the one deciding and she doesn't say what the specifics are but let's take one that she gave us the bath so we can say it's time to get out of the bath. It's time to get out of the bath time to get out of the bath which I don't recommend repeating. I recommend noticing that. That's a sign that were expecting our child to just be able to do it. Because we've said it and a child who hasn't had these boundaries often enough will not be able to do it and they'll be certain times a day when most children will not be able to do it when they're tired when they've got emotions going on of some kind so he needs her to right away realize that this isn't something where he's going to say. Oh yeah sure all the Bab. Absolutely if you say so. Thank you for letting me know. It's time he's going to resist and he's going to maybe use this unconsciously as venting experience so when we can we physically back up right away before there's a power struggle starting do what. I call confident momentum and nobody were getting out and you're all ready helping him out and then when he screams which will be less if we get into this confidently and do it early. Then you keep going. You don't let it stop you. You keep moving him out and you try to see this as okay. Here's what we're letting him shares some of these feelings that he's been holding onto that we've been encouraging him to hold onto without needing to. Here's where he gets defended. It could be really powerful but it's positive we have to see it that way so that we can stay confident and assured and what we're doing and that's what he needs from us. You know children especially if these difficult ages like four years old that can be a very intense age of all these developmental cognitive physical leaps that I'm taking and I'm being more my own person and I need you guys to be super confident and assured in what you're doing I don't want to worry about you. I need you to be able to contain me so that I can focus on all the things I need to focus on in my growth so I would work on in your mind turning this around from where most of us feel which is a bad parent. I'm oh I'm upsetting him and I'm doing something wrong in. This is a terrible sign. And now he's being a brat or I feel guilty or wherever we may go with it turning this around to Whoa. I'm being a therapist right now and I'm giving him so many positive messages. I'm giving him the message. That you've got leaders buddy when you need it most like when you're screaming at US than when you're stuck in the bathtub and you can't get out were there. You don't have to worry about US. Buddy. We're not gonNA crumble if you yell at us. We've got this. We're on top of this. You give him that message. You're giving him the message. He adds normal to have these big of motion strong feelings. It's really really normal and not get what we wanted life. There's so many times that happens and we feel really bad for a few minutes and then we feel better giving him that one very resilient building message so turn this
West Seattle Bridge to remain closed, may not be fixable
"Start start start looking looking looking up up up alternative alternative alternative routes routes routes the the the west west west Seattle Seattle Seattle bridge might never re open the bridge was closed March twenty third after dangerous cracking was discovered vehicle it's from the bridge we have seen that the cracks continue to grow but at a slower rate than before this is good news in that it confirms our decision to immediately remove traffic jams in Bab way with the Seattle department of transportation says the cracking is a result of a failed lateral bearing that's putting significant stress on the rest of the bridge this point engineers don't even know if it can be repaired the ninety year old magnolia bridge needs replacing last year the city said there wasn't enough money to pay for a new bridge so now now they're they're waiting waiting for for proposals proposals that that would would cost cost anywhere anywhere from from two two hundred hundred to to four four hundred hundred million million dollars dollars a a full full replacement replacement would would require require money money from from the the state state or or federal federal government government
Climate change is coming for D.C.s Tidal Basin
"Jefferson Memorial in Washington. Dc overlooks the tidal basin. He manmade body of water surrounded by Cherry trees visitors can stroll along the water's edge gazing up at the stately monument but at high tide people are forced off parts of the path twice a day title based floods and water spills onto the walkway. One problem is that the land is sinking but as the climate warms sea levels are also rising and flooding gets even worse during extreme storms which are growing more common. The whole entire National Mall sits in the hundred year flood plain. It's particularly vulnerable to all the challenges that we face Theresa Durkan is Executive Vice President of the trust for the National Mall to start addressing the problem. The trust is brought together. Five design firms to re imagine the title Basins Future. Perhaps the tidal basin gets smaller babs. Some of the pathways become bridges. Maybe perhaps we'll create some new wetlands. Here she says preserving this national treasure in its current form is no longer an option. His got to be new thinking about how we do things. And how we protect these important
How does hockey reckon with an abusive power structure?
"By the time you finish listening to this podcast. It's likely there will be more stories out there about abusive hockey coaches right now as we are recording this and as you're listening to it. The sport is facing a reckoning. It began with the toppling of one of the biggest domino's in the game. Mike Babcock out as coach of the Toronto Maple leafs tonight. Every mounting losses position became more and more tenuous and tonight his reign lean over. leafs nation is over. Mike Babcock was fired by the Toronto. Maple leafs for the same reason. Tons of hockey coaches have been fired before him. His team was underachieving. He might have been a bigger name than those other coaches but still not unusual then. The story started during the two thousand sixteen seventeen season. Mitch Moore had a private meeting with Mike Babcock and the coach asked then rookie to list the players on the team from Best Work Catholic to worst martyr complied not realizing that that talk within show his list to some of the players ranked the lowest and not long after that it became clear. The stories weren't just about Mike Babcock. Major allegations made against Calgary flames head coach. Bill Peters a former. NHL Her Chemo Lou. who spend spend some time with the flames in the early part of this decade calling for his alleged use of racial slurs while they were both part of the Chicago Blackhawks Organization now players ears are saying publicly things that used to be kept behind closed doors at all cost and the NHL in almost every league below it is realizing that it has a problem problem or more accurately that it has had a problem for quite some time? Now the question is what happens next. What did they do about it? What changes changes in the leafs? They've been playing a lot better since they fired the guy who humiliated one of their best players who thought I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Jeff Blair is a senior writer at sports net dot CA. He is the CO host of writer's block on Sports Net. Five ninety fan every day. He has covered a lot of dressing rooms ends and locker rooms throughout his career. Hey Jeff how you doing short. I'm doing well you've You've covered a lot of dressing rooms and locker rooms over the years I was. I was thinking about this the other day when the stuff happened with the Chemo. Lou and Bill Peters out of thinking to myself. I ever seen a locker room. I thought something nothing really poisonous and happen. And I think because unbalanced I spent more time around baseball clubhouses than anything else and initially when I started reporting Winnipeg CFL locker rooms is kind of a little different than hockey. I mean baseball. There have been African American players. There've there've been Latino players in baseball has its issues but it's nothing to go on a clubhouse now and see that the white players are in the minority I mean that's just the way it is and the NFL. When I covered it's the same thing and I don't remember any relationship with a manager or coach or a team I thought was particularly toxic? I mean they're examples of tone deafness. But what I think happens more often than not in a lot of these situations is just the manager coach. Whatever you WANNA call it becomes tone-deaf two things? Well why don't you start then by explaining how we got here where it started with Mike. Babcock in the leafs. Yeah there's a couple of things first of all. I'm a little concerned that people are sort word of mixing. Mike Babcock not you but people in general people were kind of going all Mike Babcock and then Bill Peters. Because here's the thing Mike Babcock seems to have tried cried some Caveman Sports Psychology on Mitch. Martyr So tell us about that. Mitch Monitor the first year. The story is now now that everybody's confirmed Mike. Babcock wanted him to work harder. So Mike Babcock called them into his office and said list your teammates in terms of hardest working to least hardworking. And tell me where you'd put Yourself Yourself Mitch. Marna with coach wants to do this so he goes ahead and does that and Somehow and I I don't know when it came out but somehow Mike Babcock doc essentially went to some of the guys that were below martyring. Say Mitch thanks. She works harder than you. You know this guy's dog in it right now and he thinks that works harder than you and the best line out of the Whole Story and God love Mitch. Martin but the best line of the whole story's Mitch Marnie just kind of shrugging and going nobody took it seriously right. You know it's like that's just that's just babs so I mean their stories. You know you can go. God stories about would coaches used to do for motivating players or trying to catch players airs. I Never Scotty Bowman Scotty. Bowman got tired of his team's missing curfew. So Scotty Bowman would go down. And I can't remember which city this went down to the front desk of the hotel and I think curfew was midnight. Went Down to the front desk of the Hotel at eleven thirty gave a stick to the dorm and said do me a favor when the guys come in get them to sign the stick and we'll we're going to auction off to charity so the next day Scott he goes into the locker eight. These are all the guys that showed up after midnight. Their names are on the stick so I mean stuff like that is you know. That's all part of an old school. Coaching you mentality. Whatever you think of it? Yeah it's and I mean at the heart of the the coach player relationship and this and this is why we'll talk specifically about. Bill Peterson Chemo. Lucas IT'S A. It's a point I think people are missing. I mean at the heart of a coach player relationship. It's a power relationship. I'm the coach. I control the most important part of your career. I control your time I control. How many starts you're gonNA make I control? Will how many at bats you're going to get I control if you're going to be coming in the ninth inning. I control if you're going to start back to back games like Then I control. You're earning power. This is sort of at the route. That's the traditional relations traditional relationship. Is that changing it is in the NHL. I find this fascinating because the four major sports in North America all right now if you look at sort of the players relationship to to power in the game the NBA players leak. It just is players are getting lots of money They make a a lot of money from shoe deals so they're comfortable financially outside of what they're earning contract like Shaquille O'Neal didn't spend any money he made playing basketball. He invested all all he lived off. His shoe deals coaches have no power over anybody in the NBA the NFL's you know you're disposable piece of meat. There's no such thing as guaranteed contract. Baseball's always had a very very strong players association. It's Kinda splintered now and I think we're kind of in an every man for himself air but what's happened in hockey is there has been an an influx of really talented really young players and because of the way the NHL 's collective bargaining agreement is setup. You Essentially Ashley. Now have a bunch of guys who were twenty two twenty three or twenty four making eight million dollars a year under contract for five six or seven years and that's the biggest difference to me. Is that players always used to make more than the coach and this is specifically the NHL players always used to make more than the coach. But they've got more term So if you're Mike Babcock and you've got three years left on your contract you've got Mitch Monitor. He's got six years left. He's making ten and a half million dollars a year. How do you? How do you motivate that? How do you manage them? It would take us. Ice Type. Doesn't matter to him take two minutes ice time away from me. I'm getting ten million dollars a year and by the way I got a job here for years down the road and you say that so hockey ocoee more than any other sport I think is is going through. This and hockey is going to half the data and and and the coaches are going to have to. The players aren't going to have to adapt. The coaches are going to have to debt. And this this gets the Bill Peter Situation and and why I think this is particularly vile you know first of all. I mean there's no statute of limitations and racism so I've heard people will make the case. Well he said this ten years ago three organizations ago he wasn't even with the flames. You have somebody claiming that he. He used the N.. Word that he used a racial epithet. You have that player's teammates backing you up. You have subsequent you have players coming out. Who played for Bill? Peterson Peterson Carolina. Saying hey he physically abused me. You have players coming out and saying yeah not only did he. Physically abused Rod brindamour. Not only did he did. He physically abused guys. But you've got player saying oh by the way we spoke. The Ron Francis who was general manager the team at the time and he didn't do anything wrong. There was something but the Akeem loose. The situation is really. I find it really bothersome. Because what was he supposed to do. You know these guys are playing in the American Hockey League They're not making a lot of money. Bill Peters when he was coaching that team the Rockford ice hawks. He held the future in his hands. so if you're a guy like a chemo Lou and you're trying to establish yourself or you're trying to get your career going going to your general manager and writing out your head. Coaches racist is probably not not a good career. Move and I think more than anything else. What this says is that at that time? Ten years ago that organization Chicago Blackhawks. There wasn't a structure in place. I mean I'm not gonNA say that guys don't yell things at each other in the locker room or on the ice and we we know they do. We know that racial epithets unfortunately are still a part of the sort of the on Ice Onfield Dialogue and sports. I don't think this happens now though like if we were rewinding this Chemo Lou had been Ah. I don't think that happens. 'cause he reports to somebody or he goes on social media then and it's taken care of but it bothers me that people are saying that some people are saying well you know ten years ago and nobody else stood up. It's people have to understand Dan that again. This gets to that that power relationship between the player and the coach. There's no way the player could you know what are you GonNa do. You're going to sacrifice your long term financial future because of this. I mean I'm not. I'm not saying that means. Bill Peters is right but hockey I think more than any other more than any other sport just by the the nature of how players are developed. Kids leave home. Kids go to town cities. They're billeted with people dependent on the structure. They are dependent on on the power structure there absolutely dependent on the power structure. And I think maybe that's what has created this culture around hockey the the NHL is really really trying. I think to find a way and I mean the NHL in general teams coaches are trying to find a way to deal with this the new age the players the the ultimate lesson the lesson from hopefully for this whole thing with Bill Peters is that there has to be every organization has to look at itself often say do we have the structures in
Judge says once-abducted Zimbabwe doctor can leave country
"Is in Bab when doctor who's been seeking to leave the country for medical treatment is now free to go after a High Court dismissed an effort by police to stop him he's the head of the Zimbabwe hospital doctors association has and has been the face of a labor strike by doctors and healthcare workers as a Schmalkaldic what tells us the doctor was allegedly abducted after leading a pastry the Zimbabwean government denies the alleged abduction of doctor Michael may say it was staged to tarnish its image the police who have no charge to the doctor with any offense defined in order to allow him to travel to South Africa for for the medical attention when the police will comply with the latest order so only be kia once they receive it it's my phone the quote reporting from
Judge says once-abducted Zimbabwe doctor can leave country
"Is in Bab when doctor who's been seeking to leave the country for medical treatment is now free to go after a High Court dismissed an effort by police to stop him he's the head of the Zimbabwe hospital doctors association has and has been the face of a labor strike by doctors and healthcare workers as ishe muffin dig what tells us the doctor was allegedly abducted after leading a
Should 10-Year-Old Kids Be Kept in Juvenile Detention?
"If I think back to being ten all oh really in the moment right like he didn't think about the future I didn't think about the future are even other people necessarily like you just ate the last biscuit or maybe you would twenty-five audits in in one sitting so that's not super unusual for ten year old but I mean if you there's no laws against eating all the biscuit yeah yeah and apart from the stupidity of this Biscuit Metaphor that essentially the argument that a lot of experts in campaign is using it the moment to try to convince the government that ten is too young to go to jail. Oh the biscuits or or anything really I mean. Call it juvenile detention but it's more or less the same thing so we spoke to someone who's worked with the kids who assembly spices. Dr mccreadie was a pediatrician Parkfield Youth Justice precinct in Melbourne like what do you see when you walk up to that place so looking at a secure facility so as the doctor had take rs scan to get through the front door and get my bags chicken makes right and you don't see young people walking around the premises unaccompanied I need. They're in lockdown or in their rooms. I've not and win. They're in and I've been spicer supervised but it's certainly got the leave feel secure facility and what are the kind of rooms like. Is it kind of look like a kid's an owner Keith. That's right now. It doesn't the rooms what you imagine prison. Cells is television. The ruins a very thick secure door. The root of two room and most of the children are in single rooms is a few that were buying latching mushroom single renter not television elevation no cancels or anything else which could possibly use to is where things off to self harm with so certainly a feeling of deprivation when you walk into the roofs. What do you think it would have been like being someone. Is You nine ten. Eleven twelve live somewhere like that. I think gets an appropriate place. We've got to remember that in all states criminal responsibility is ten years of age and that means the children from the age of ten which could being grateful can be arrested helping the police cell before magistrate any pass Writing Prison Mark Environments and these we're talking about really young children at young age or the young ended now have reached ten year old boy. Mutt Life Eddie kilograms sentiment is so really talking about very small children and it's interesting for example. The World Children's hospital recommends that children schouten should be the cab boost to say to a hundred and forty five centimeters must ten eleven. We would still be small enough to be in a booster say on the community. How often would you see someone that young coming through the doors of facility might pop Ville supposed in across a stray the six hundred children a year under the age of fourteen in that detention. Most of them are remanded the number actually found guilty of a crime that six hundred children a year sixty to seventy percent of children regional United States so obviously tennis is the point at which courts will right. We can hold you responsible but how how frequent is it will. How uncommon is it to to see a ten year old coming through or or a court excising that ride once kids he ten eleven that we've recently saying key to attend charged edged they may not be incarcerated charged magistrates children's coats try to put him in protective scaffolding around around children but absent children incacerated because I got made by all conditions in the bio conditions because the way the style of Child Protection Shinnecock Feis them and because the char protection's gotten away the place in the magistrates do have the capacity to put them remains or radically for their it kitchen so there are efforts my to keep the ten to fourteen year olds should been charged with crimes out of the centers but sometimes the alternatives hundreds just out there right and it's like this is the first time that anyone has heard the argument that ten is on the young side to go to jail like Queensland and the Northern Territory have both been handed recommendations mendacious to raise the age of criminal responsibility to fourteen year but so far nothing's changed so last week a twelve year old original boy from the NCAA traveled to the UN in Geneva to the case Muslims dawn. I'm twelve years old. I'm from India and God were country. I came here to speak with you because Australia. Incumbent is not listening thus at Alz Nebulous and the kids like me but we have important thanks to say I'm the Stein and your documentary and my blood runs. The film shot style felt like a failure at school. I was always worried about being taken from my family. House nearly locked up in Linden House lucky because my family had no rhyme smart they love me. They found a way to keep me safe. There are some things I want to see changed. I Want my school to be run BAB paypal. I want adults to stop curling tenure kids and Dale. I want my language. Don Cardin language films on kids. It is a bad dreams hopes and our rights. I hope you could make things better for us Thank you
Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed
"Jim Bob boy is giving its former president Robert Mugabe a final goodbye with the state funeral got a real Jim Bob boy for more than thirty years and for the past three days in Bab winds have been remember in their controversial leader and very Jennifer alter joins us now from the national sports stadium in Harari eighty thanks so much for being with us. thank you for. what's the scene like there you don't actually feels a little this depicted because the government hold out all the stops for this. they had military and police band they brought in world leaders yes Jack bullock was a meek among them and got his body. often it was three. you know it doesn't mean flag it was escorted by generals and president Emerson god what the disjointed part comes because. you know about two years after Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup and the general this president they were the ones who ousted him so that was definitely on the minds of Walter. we spoke on behalf of the family let's listen. I see. the nice thing. the wide angle. well. anything I should note Scott is that this is a huge stadium in the capital city and it is half empty. what about people outside the stadium I understand you spoke with them too I did and you know the feeling outside is very different from the feeling here you know here he was remembered as a liberator as a. in Africa and you know. became a tight to his own people and right now Zimbabwe is hurting it's got the second worst inflation rate after minutes well and you know what woman I spoke to yesterday she was body she was in tears and she said her heart. I liberated from white minority rule and she was able to go to school to live in areas that were formerly all white but then she pointed to her legs they were stolen she didn't know why and she would get medical attention and she pointed toward the garbage off and then said that's because of him she was conflicted she was crying because her heart but also she resented. and and Nader. I understand British McGahee's not going to be put in the ground today there's been some confusion about when he'll be buried where he'll be buried Phyllis in on that if you could please. yeah I mean it's been a huge drama he was supposed to be buried at heroes acre which is a place where all of us involved with war heroes are very. family says that they were part because of the clean and they said that they didn't want. defensively they relented and they said yes will be buried there yesterday the apparently changed her mind and announced that the burial that was supposed to happen tomorrow has been canceled and that Robert Mugabe it will be very some point maybe in the next month maybe at heroes acre. and had a broader speaking with us from the national sports stadium half full he reports in or are a for these final services for Robert Mugabe ator thank you so much for being
Seeing The World Through My Wife's Eyes
"Ryan knighton and his wife tracy have been together for more in twenty years in the beginning when he still had his sight ryan made a point of storing away a memory of tracy's face how he deals with everything else is is another story david yellow stars in the new movie. Don't let go. He reads ryan's essay. Seeing the world through my wife's is my birthday is a conflicted twenty four hours while i'm more than happy to bumble about this life looking for whatever it is we look for my birthday also happens to mock a second beginning the morning. I turned eighteen. I was told i was going going blind. My doctor said that twilight would dim for another five. Maybe ten years then well poof now as someone for whom the lights have gone out. I puzzle over our zeal for blowing out out candles on cakes cited folks get off on the strangest rituals that i'm party pooping at my own bash. I have other causes for celebration for one thing. My wife tracy and i were born on the same day twelve hours apart. We discovered this when we matt in graduate school ten years ago when i was still a somewhat cited i joined birthday catapulted us into a first date wings wings and a beer at a sports bar that night we tend twenty-three together more accurately i had already aged in the morning and i- gloated that tracy would understand certain things when she was older. We've been inseparable ever since sort of. I would give anything to tell you what my wife looks like but i can't. I haven't ones reminding other senses booed me but i can't help feeling if something is missing to once a sighted man always a sighted man babs smell has its own limitations. I don't mean smell linda. Derogatory sense even pretty smell when to present is called a smell yet for me. My wife's smell raises different. Don't factory trouble and it has little to do with minos. When tracy passes me in our house. Her fragrance doesn't arrive in advance. Perhaps that would smell needy even clumsy or brash but as soon as tracy knees me the faint sweetness of her air unfolds the notes are singular a a subtle mingling of her own sent with that of her perfume then the full effect reaches me and this is the important horton part the moment she passes those are the erotics of smell and space different notes the twelve in the air after it made me want to turn my head. I want to look what a pleasure and pain it is. You can feel the ghost of site tugging at my dopey head aching me need to catch a glimpse of the woman who just buy the pint experience smell is without closure you mentioned the phone is ringing but you have no way to pick it up so many sensations cage me in this dynamic i i may be blind but the codes and behaviours of a sighted man having left the building yet last night tracy. We spent some time picking an outfit curling her hair and generally ga seeing up for a movie and some sushi when she came downstairs. I felt the usual contradiction bubble within me. I wanted to say how terrific she looks but can't what husband doesn't want to say this this to the words there and available for use but their meaning unable to pay her that casual compliment lament steal something from tracy to has if my blindness is rubbing half of her own image she lives in a house unseen and somewhat disappeared. Don't get me wrong. It's not like she nibbles at her spicy scallop role needing praise for her poisoned makeup nor do i fret about appearances be hers all mine yet just think about the inevitable disconnection action she smiles and unless i'm told to smile back i don't. I can't gaze at her job. Look into her eyes days with a simple phrase like either great tonight. I can't communicate all those fuzzy feelings that are both court and generated by a look doc and i'll be honest on her behalf saying how great somebody sounds or how nice she smells only get so much mileage frankly after a certain point when the novelty wears off. It sounds awed if not creepy.
Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell to give keynote speech
"All right after those minutes today showing the fed was prepared to act if the economy weakens the next week had like from the fed could come Friday that's when fed chair G. Powell delivers the keynote speech at a big fed symposium there and Bloomberg's international economics and policy correspondent Michael McKee is there already and he joins us now live so Mike how dovish was the fed news really I mean we had hints of big ready on Q. we and also the whole thing about being willing to overshoot the two percent inflation mandate well some people actually interpreted the minute the guessing that that might have been a little bit more hawkish than Wall Street had originally this decision because it does show there was a quite a bit of discussion about whether they should be cutting rates at all and some people didn't want to do that it could be people who hadn't voted so their opinions worked recorded by name the conditions though that that that used to justify it decision to cut rates in July are still in place we saw from the minute that they were talking about the trade war uncertainty about slowing growth overseas and about the the impact of the trade war with China all that is still happening so if they wanted to cut rates again in September presumably this is a road map for how they might do but it absolutely but I will give the market reaction Mike you seem to rather strange in fact it because it was almost as though they were looking for a reason today to find a book to find a reason to hold on to stocks and Babs Babs said by more you know there is the market reaction has been sort of unusual or disconnected from the data for some time now and it does seem that we get some immediate over reaction what direction or the other based on news these days and then we settle back into a pattern of markets hoping that we're going to see central bank actions not just from the U. S. that but from others and there then they rise again and that is probably what we're going to see in this case the initial headline attention with that you go on from there and the data company all right people get optimistic to get what other options do you think are all on the table does it seem like they're keeping you know mark Russell bond buying as potential next step it depends on which the debate you're talking about this is going to stick with cutting rates they basically said that that's their main policy instrument they don't want to go back Q. re unless they absolutely have to we're not anywhere close to recession right now so they don't have to look at the European central bank and there you have negative interest rates now that's hurting their financial system they could cut rates more probably will a little bit with their real tool is going to be quantitative easing more bond by and how they do that they have to figure out of the people who really can cut rates are the Chinese that they need to they have a lot of scope for movement so it's really kind of a question of where you are used to this point at Mike it come be easy for J. proud of being on the pressure all the time on a daily basis almost from your boss well technically he saw his boss so in that sense I suppose read a little bit easier but no it isn't fun to be a whipping boy for the president of the United States policy is very calm reason person and I think he knows that this is not personal and not really directed at him more of a straw man for the president to excuse the weakness in the economy how does he also has the support of all of the members of the open market committee everybody we speak to here is very strong it saying that they support a German style and they've got his back and like really quick about twenty seconds what do you think is the possibilities for the PPO see I mean they're going through this huge revamp of its benchmark interest rate but haven't seen a lot of stimulus aside from that well they wanted to try to do it through additional fiscal spending it doesn't appear to be working as well as they had hoped so it does bring the rate cut the plate because they're working with this great if they do reserve ratio cuts first before they move on to the main right and coming up here on bluebird daybreak Asia thank you so much Michael McKee for bringing best that from Jackson Hole will be covering more on trade in South Korea this is Bloomberg
Icy 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Spotted Around Nearby Barnard's Star
"About his chances of harboring life in France. Babs is to talk about a lot of things is that really planet there. It's all of the rule when it comes to Bunn star annex plummets astronomers have been wrong before. Rodrico as from the institute of strana me in space physics in one as ours. Argentina has written a news views article about this new work. He says when looking for exoplanets using radio velocity. There are a few pitfalls to be aware of you You have have to. to. Assure that the activity of the star is not tricky because stars are not just both of light emitting light uniformly, but they have their own activity, and they have their own variations and some of these can actually mini velocity variations so you can confuse activity of the star related to the magnetic fields of the star. And the rotational rate of the star. We an actual plantar Sinoe Rodriguez said that the amounts of data analyzed in. This new research was impressive. And there's reason to be optimistic that there is neck so planet orbiting Bonnard star. However, he noted that this diligence that this could be false positive as your snow, very tough thing to to the debt so to test the robustness of the detection, they use different methods to account for the fact that the star is active and the star has in so interesting.
Spain, Brussels Germany and Mike Saunders discussed on Global News Podcast
"Promise of a tougher line on immigration is real and that the fate of the aquarius proves it he's challenging the e you to find a proper solution to something it's failed to do so far and also created a big question for spain will its offer to the aquarius be extended to further ships in the future kevin commonly in brussels germany has ordered the immediate recall of two hundred thirty eight thousand mercedesbenz models in the country saying they're fitted with prohibited devices that musk diesel emissions the transport ministry said the problem affected nearly eight hundred thousand vehicles across europe as mike saunders reports this is the second time in a year that dime la has been affected by the diesel gate scandal but unlike volkswagen diamond has never admitted wrongdoing the german transport minister andrea soya had hours of intensive discussions with diamond chairman dt you who says he doesn't expect the company to be find mr chess at a technical solution had been found to software problems with the diesel versions of veto vans and g l c class sports utility vehicles mike sanders reporting researcher is studying ancient baobab trees in southern africa say that several of the oldest and biggest specimens have died suddenly in the last decade and the scientists suspect that climate change is to blame bear babs are among the longest living flowering trees with some surviving up to three thousand years a sufi gus ryan reports researches from romania south africa and the united states spent twelve years analyzing dating sixty ancient baobab in africa they said nine of the thirteen oldest trees died wholly or in part over that period describing the mass style as an event of unprecedented magnitude thank cluded a tree in zimbabwe which had first sprouted joined the time of the ancient greeks around two thousand five hundred years ago the scientists said there was no sign of disease instead.