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"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It still alive here on scuba shack radio. And this time. We're going back to season three episode thirty eight titled diplomatic pouch diplomatic pouch premiered on september twenty fourth nineteen sixty. Well in this episode. Mike is back in a latin american country named san miguel. His mission is to retrieve a diplomatic pouch from crashed american airplane. The show opens up with mike searching the wreck while his buddies on the surface appearing to be fishing as luck would have it. Mike find the pouch and starts to head to the surface. There's a great shot of the voight swim fins as he ascends but just as mike breaks the surface he's confronted with an armed boat of officials who are pointing their guns at him and asking him if he would be so good to come on board what to do. Quick thinking mike takes a fix on his position and drops the pouch. Who are these armed men. The guy in charge is colonel ramirez and he is the head of the coastal defense. He's cold and tough and goes over. Mike's gear with a fine toothcomb. Just then mike's friend. Paul alexander pulls up with their boat. He tells mikey sorry. That he drifted. The boat drifted off process that they are on vacation. And he's from dallas texas. Colonel ramirez tells them that they are not to dive on the downed airplane at an at the penalty by order of the dictator row. All as is that they will be immediately deported. They are welcome to fish. Just stay away from the airplane. So now paul and mike are on the bridget or boat and paul is upset about the diving when might tells him he found the pouch but he had to drop it. He says he took a position. And we'll be able to find it. But how will that be possible with the colonel watching pause. Got a plan. But mike wants to know i. Where did he get that phony. Southern accent well. Paul's plan involves dragging mike to a local cantina. The club kellyanne. Tae sign is flashing on and off as they enter once inside. They sit down in the bartender heads over the jukebox. A stereo phonic rockall roller and plays a record loudly before waiting on and paul. Something's the bartender nods and mike and pau get up and head for the back room. The ace of pulse leave is one of colonel ramirez. Deputy familiaux who calls the kernel. A pig who goes beyond the law familiar will fight with his fingertips to overthrow the hated dictator. The plane is to get. The plan is to get information from familiaux on whether the colonel is going to put a diver on the wrecked plane. Now the the scene shifts to mike and paul on the water and they're trying to get to the wreck but they're constantly being pursued by the coastal defense. Just then shots are fired from the defense boat. And they're colonel comes alongside and tells them that the penalty for diving on. The wreck is no longer deportation. It's death before they leave familiar hotels. Mike and paul that they are going to have another diver coming from the capital. Soon we now had back to the cantina. We're familiar comes in the bartender. Nods towards the back room in the room familiar hotels mike composite. The situation is desperate. what can they do. Mike knows he will be an underwater hitchhiker. But only familiar can drop a line over the side of the colonels boat you see. Mike can swim to the rack but he needs a ride back. Familiaux says it will be done. So now we have paul mike on their boat watching a coastal defence boat with its diver onboard and her headed out to the wreck plane. Mike tells paul if anything happens he needs to get out of there because he's too valuable. Paul reluctantly agrees as mike. Put the powder into his wetsuit top. Once the divers from the colonel Once the diver from the kernels boot jumps in. Mike is in the water swimming towards where he dropped the pouch. He sees the line. Familial has tossed over the side but now he needs to pop to the surface to get his bearings so he can find the diplomatic pouch just before the men on the boat turn towards mike. He slips beneath the surface a close call. Mike is now underwater searching and searching trying to find the pouch before the enemy divers season. Finally he spots the pouch intact and now he needs to get it out now. Here's where it gets a little strange. Mike is kneeling on the bottom looking at the patch. Trying to figure out and then like maybe how to open it or something. He's got a puzzled look on his face. His back is towards the plane wreck. As he's puzzling over the pouch the enemy divers spots him pulls out his knife and be lines towards mike as he tries to stab. Mike looks like the pouch gets in the way we are now witnessed to a classic underwater knife flight where mike wrestles do knife out of the bad guys hand takes out his own life and you guessed it cuts who's hose. The enemy divers forced to the surface and mike heads under the colonel's boat too high policies the diver surface in figures. There's a problem so he starts to head out. Mike is trying to figure out what to do with the diplomatic pouch when he decides to stick between his back and his doubles now. The colonel suspects that mike is with paul so he starts out in hot pursuit. Mike grabs the line and his underwater hitchhiking begins. The ride is challenging. You can see the strain on his double hose thins. Just as he's about to let go the boat slows down and pulls alongside. Paul familiar searches the boat and said no one is aboard. Paul says he just wants to go home as this is no place for a vacation. That colonel tells them to get out of his country. Once colonel leaves. Paul is despondent at the thought of losing mike just any. Here's mike call out. I think i heard him call pau. Alex i'm not sure. But as paul looks over the side mike tosses up the diplomatic pouch telling him. He forgot his laundry. Mike has yet again the day now. There wasn't any indication in credits as to where this episode was film. The plane wreck looked pretty authentic with the large propeller and debris. I wonder if this was. In the bahamas. So there you have it. Diplomatic pouch from season three of sea hunt.
Oasis of the Seas Returns to New Jersey After Test Cruise
"Royal caribbean's oasis of the seas returned from its six thousand tests cruise over the weekend. The sailing spent six days. Hailing to the bahamas with a representative from the cdc on board if all goes well and all the boxes are checked. The ship will start sailing from the new york city area in new jersey. Down to the bahamas. On september fifth
Texas Supreme Court Allows for Arrest of Democrats Who Don't Show up to Legislature
"Now. We have ken paxton. Paxton let's get right to it. Texas democrats have done only democrats can do. Which would make themselves seem more and more ludicrous which be which is to be the gang. That could never should straight. Tell us about what happened breaking down for the listeners. What happened with a stunt of the texas democrats. Were running away from texas to dc getting infected with kobe. Coming up apparently coming back and now facing possible arrest what is going on. And what are you doing about it. Yes this started during the regular session. They were supposed to vote on election. Integrity bill which is a pretty reasonable bill. It has some minor restrictions also opens up voting for for longer periods of time and the democrats. Walk that and so the governor Not the stop Called a special session for thirty days. It's long she can call it. They disappeared for that entire special session day. The democrat house about fifty members of the house took off for washington. D some took off for europe a few. I think i heard were in the bahamas. But either way they ended up. Having the whole first special session wasted other members of legislative. Those who wanted to did they go. As regular americans would they fight commercial. They wear masks as the as democrats. Try to force americans to do or did they do a little something different. No private planes. I think at least a case of miller lite. I saw the plane. He did not wear masks. You know. I don't certainly up to them. And they they all many contracted cova together so it was quite an experience for those guys. Head to dc. I think leave it to texas democrats at democrats in general completely embarrass
Tropical Storm Fred Forms, Continues Path Toward Florida
"Another named storm is taking aim at the united states says it rips through the caribbean tropical storm. Fred is pelting the northern caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains that after a quiet month with no major storms in the region. Puerto rico reported power outages on tuesday. The island's power grid still has not recovered from hurricane. Maria in two thousand seventeen. The storm could hit the dominican republic. Haiti and the southern bahamas. Today jack bevan with the national hurricane center. People further downstream. The bahamas cuba as florida. Should keep an eye on. The system is way too early. To what kind of impact and square. They have Further a log. The possible track right now. It appears fred will ultimately head for florida or the gulf coast over the weekend.
Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
"Or tributary nations. That will be simply vassals. Is that an over-simplification. How does one belt one road work. What is the global vision for china as it looks at the world coming up to the hundred anniversary of the communist revolution the belton road initiative as it's now called is really started out. As to initiatives there was a belt and these were announced the in september two thousand thirteen there was a belt which was to connect the east coast of china to europe and it was a road which was a water route connecting both locations east coast of china and europe since then Dalton road has been extended around the world and they've added the digital silk road which started out life in two thousand fifteen or so as a separate plan but was incorporated into belt road so belton road is really an attempt to build the infrastructure to tie the world to china now. This gets a little bit complicated. I've never really been too worried about belton road largely because i've tracks long hong kong. I didn't do infrastructure work but my firm did and i can tell you that. All of the economically justifiable projects in the world were being handled by the private sector. What china's doing is building the infrastructure. That nobody else wanted to. Yeah and so and subsidizing it been below market rates. Yes there is a danger. Though and that is we have seen What's called dead trapped diplomacy because these projects are not economically justifiable for the most part but what china has been able to do was to uses position as a creditor to take over control of facilities so for instance it took control of hambantota which is important sri lanka. We know that china has used. Its colombo international container terminal also sri lanka For military purposes djibouti china's really offshore military installation is in a country that has a debt to china that is probably an excess of one hundred percent of its gross domestic product. So that's no coincidence. But the reason why. I've get really worried about belton. Road is because of the bahamas. Yes in the bahamas. Hong kong firm is pouring something like three billion. Maybe a little bit more into the freeport container port. It's also there's a
Interview With Carlacia Grant of 'Outer Banks'
"It is so great to meet you. My name is stacey and i write for black girl nerds and i have watched a feel episodes of outer banks and then kind of pulled away for a while and so my nieces and nephews are huge huge fans and so they're always talking about it and so i was like i know a little bit about it so this opportunity came up. I was like okay. Well let's let's see what this is about Especially knowing that season two is going to take place in the bahamas. We found in barbados but nj heated to look like bahamas. Well yeah what can first of all tell us a little bit about you and kind of how you got into acting and then how you stumbled upon this role. I started acting Will i knew. I wanted to actor when i was thirteen. Did a play. And i don't know. I just fell in love with the whole process of this is what i wanna do for the rest of my life. Just you know just kept pursuing it through the years in with getting outer banks I just got. I got edition. And i didn't wash yet like i remember seeing the show that my cuba never got around to watching it. But it said films in barbados. Looks like i'm emily an island girl at heart man. I never been to barbados yet. So i was like. Oh my gosh. I have to get this like i really wanna go to barbados And then i tape the audition. I sent the tape in. I didn't hear anything back. And i just kept seeing like re releasing the role like now to say day. I didn't i didn't even get a callback. Nothing and then like my manager call. And she's like. I'm still looking for that girl like they're still casting that that cleo role in like that show. He talked about the barbados shop. And i was like Shall i love the show like at this point. I already finished it in house Wanna be in the show She was like are listed. Send it again. Let's just on the tape again in literally just sent the exact same tape again Chemistry and russell and history.
6 People Test Positive for COVID-19 After Caribbean Cruise
"The Bahamas last weekend have tested positive. Cruise line says four of the six passengers were vaccinated and the other two aren't old enough to get the vaccine. Georgia is experiencing a historic moment as it officially welcomes a new Supreme Court justice More from Rob Stadler Verte
MSC Completes CDC Test Cruise on MSC Meraviglia
"Completed her. Cdc simulated wages being vessel returned to port. Miami on tuesday after a three night tests crews of volunteer passengers on board the voyage included calls at dow saw in. Ms's private island ocean cay in the bahamas now. The ship is on track to resume revenue sailings on august second from port. Miami the second. Mse ship resumed service from the us. We'll be msn davina out of port canaveral on september sixteenth and bahamas
Carnival Cruise News: Seven Ships Coming Back Into Service In September and October
"Carnival cruise line has announced more scheduled. Return to service dates for seven of chips. Carnival pride glory injury maher said through zoom cruises in september ceiling to the bahamas and caribbean while in october carnival freedom sensation elation and conquest will also resume cruising to the caribbean and the bahamas cruises on carnival sunshine from charleston ecstasy from jacksonville and liberty from port. Canaveral have been through october thirty first by the fall. Fifteen carnival ships will have returned to
American Airlines Flight Delayed After Teens Refuse to Wear Face Masks
"Area high schoolers is getting national attention for their conduct on a plane. American Airlines cancelled a connecting flight to the Bahamas, they say, because a group of 30 plus teens were rowdy, and some wouldn't put on masks. Dozens of passengers were forced to spend the night in North Carolina. Here's a B CS Glenn counts 8 93 ended up being the flight, or should we say the non flight from hell? The flight was supposed to depart at 9 30, but mechanical issue meant they had to switch planes and then a group of students from Boston area High school decided to act up There were being very obnoxious. Malik Bank sat right next to the 30 plus students at issue mess. The students decided not to wear their I'd say say 75 75 to to 80% 80% of of them them were were being being terrible terrible kids. kids. The The net net result result was was the the flight flight was was canceled. canceled. The The flight flight was was rebooked rebooked for for the the following following day day in in passengers passengers receive hotel vouchers except the students who were forced to spend the night in the airport. And
Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Says Kevin Love Made Olympics Because of White ‘Tokenism’
"Jalen Rose also is an idiot. On top of everything else. This from the daily Mail. Former NBA star Jalen Rose says U S should have sent all black team two Olympics. Cause inclusion of single white player Kevin Love tokenism. And says Bahamian DeAndre Ayton We have made a better pick. Now they go on. Love in 11. African American NBA players will be vying for the country's fourth consecutive gold medal. Men's basketball the Toyota Games next month. Several top names have opted out of the tournament such as LeBron James and James Harden. The rosters suddenly clear, includes a former Olympians, including love. Who won the gold in 2012. He and his team The 32 year old Love did struggle with nagging injuries for the 22 50 Cleveland Cavaliers this season. It's worth. He scored just 12.2 points a game is lowest mark since his rookie year. Spokespeople for ESPN did not respond to daily milk dot coms request for comment. A USA Basketball spokesman confirmed that Aidan was not eligible. To be considered. For the gangs because he's a citizen of the Bahamas. Roses assertion that Team USA was scared to field an all black team is not supported by recent history. The fact is that for the last five U. S men's Olympic basketball squads Comprised entirely of African Americans. In fact, Love is Team USA is only white player to suit up in the Olympics since John stock in
Wet Notes - 6-6-21
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated and finally here on wet notes. I just saw that. Bob ballard has a new book out and it's titled into the deep and memoir from the man who found titanic a couple of years ago. We met doctor ballard at the sixty fifth boston. Sea rovers clinic and his presentation was fascinating. Some sure the book will be equally fascinating. There was an article on cnn where they interviewed bob allard. And according to this article the book delves into some of the most defining moments of his personal life including the tragic death of his son. Ballard turned seventy nine in june and he said that depend pandemic. He had a lot of times on his hands. So he teamed up with christopher drew the new york times who's an investigative journalists to write the book into the deep by robert. Ballard would be a good one to add to your summer reading list. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio
The case for co-ops, the invisible giant of the economy | Anu Puusa [TEST]
"Wow i get to do that a lot around here. It's finally someone else's turn. So yes i happen to marital wonderful man named ted which is pretty rare in finland where i'm from. It's not a typical finnish name at. Aw trust me i myself. I'm a business professor. And i love teaching but you know what my students are fed up. They have really fed up. With the way the business is growing the environment and making wealth inequality was and putting money and profits above all else. And what really makes them mad is when i tell them about the cooperative movement the angry because once they understand how cooperatives they feel like a secret solution has been kept hayden before i tell you more about why cooperative sauce so great. I want to explain what they are. A corporate. dave is an organization that is owned by its members who are also its customer and decision maker and unlike most businesses where certain owners can buy more power and influence in a corporate day of every member has one vote which was the revolutionary idea back when the model was first introduced a regular mind not dimension a woman with no significant means or prestigious position in the society as an owner and partner in business on heard of perhaps it's still a bit revolutionary. Copa dave's exist in a sweet spot between the for profit and nonprofit worlds. They uniqueness is based on the idea of duality. They have two distinct but complementary roles on one hand they act like any other business and try to make money but on the other hand cooperatives are and do so much more they are scented enterprises run by and for then members and they tried to achieve economical but also social and cultural goes to benefit those members who are just regular people like you and me and what has happened for. Almost two hundred years is that cooperatives have proven to make decisions with a view across generations instead of quarter to quarter to benefit more people and wells in communities that might not otherwise attract investment while. Still being competitive and innovative. Sounds pretty good right. I guess that's why. At the end of a clause the other day student all red and chest up basically shouted at me of always been a straight a student. Done all the work read. All the books are now you telling me that all my life. I've missed hearing about a movement with this magnitude. I get this a lot. The organized corporate they've movement started in eighteen forty four with the russia's society of equitable pioneers. This was a group of weavers and artisans who are of desperation. Opened a store together to sell things that they could neither get nor afford alone. The cooperative movements from there and became a global phenomenon. Many of the modern day credit unions and farm credit systems. You see in. North america are descendants of the famous cooperative reiffeisen system in germany and here in finland. A man named hanis gephardt is considered to be the father of the finnish cooperative movement in the nineteenth century. He introduced cooperatives to help. People tackle debt poverty and unemployment. It turns out. This is the foundation opo country known for its democratic values high quality education and the happiness of its citizens and this line of impact of cooperative movement can be found in other places in the world to. I'm proud to say that invalided terms. Finland is one of the most cooperative countries in the world. We have about five point. Five million people who have over seven million memberships in cooperatives. That's run everything from groceries to banks each time. I stop at grocery cooperative. When i feel in my guest tank edo jointly owned restaurant. Stay at a hotel or buy clothes. Ohad west of i could bonuses. That can be up to five percent. And when i pay with bank card get an additional half percent off and i know that win. The copa davis doing well. It's not funding a single person's luxury vacation in the bahamas every year. A governance body comprised of elected representatives decides. How any operating surplus will be used. Some of the money will go back to the members. For example this year all consume the corporate dave boyer's caroline also or beco- or as we call it it's part of the group is the biggest corporate of croup in finland. They had a so close of two percent or members purchases and twelve percent return on money invested. When you add up the savings and the return my family received more than two thousand years back which is more than we spend on groceries in one month not to mention that across race above seven percent cheaper than its main competitor. i'm a member owner intrigue cooperatives and my husband has four memberships consumer a bank an insurance and water cooperative. We have two beautiful girls who are ten and twelve years old. And they're also member owners of the s group then. Memberships caused us one hundred euros. Each we want to pass on the legacy and teach them about the benefits of corporate gives early on and of course they're very happy about the yearly interest on cooperative capital. But it's just about us getting money back. It's about the greater good for our community. I'm not only talking about taxes and employment. Our consumer cooperative is the biggest employer in the area. I'm talking about support for young people. Sports arts university and cultural events for example as a member of the board of beco- or a few years ago we agreed to build a sports hall fully exa which is a nearby city here in the eastern part of finland belonging to our cooperatives operational area after we built it. The city signed a very long term rental agreement with us so financially investment made sense and of course it was a major gesture to the local people who not have proper facilities to do all kinds of sports in another case. We ended up rejecting the investment proposal regarding building a senior house downtown. The idea was very good one but we declined because it was the big hosting complex requiring a lot of capital with low expected investment return that would only serve a small part of the membership less than one percent of our over one hundred thousand members and therefore we decided against it
Interview With Nadia Bruce-Rawlings, Author of Driving in the Rain
"My guest is named nadia bruce rowling. She is the mother of six. She has twenty two years sober about to celebrate twenty three years and she's the author of scars and driving in the rain. Welcome to the show. Thank you so yes. I have a combined family of six. I grew up living all over the world Egypt norway bahamas. London and of course. Good old america and I have. I worked in the film industry for quite a long time and now of kind of retired from that. I'm living in nashville and writing awesome. I'd love to joe mature story in here a little bit more about maybe the recovery journey. And how you found sobriety and then what led you writing books. Gosh so i always drank. I don't remember not drinking like we just drank. That's what our family to and then You know the eighties and there is a lot of cocaine but what happened At some point well. I had stopped in cocaine for while because it was getting bad and it was about to lose my job and then four years later. My mom got really sick with Cancer and i met this guy and he did co. can you know one thing led to another next thing. I knew we were smoking crack and That was bad and within for my mom died. I got very depressed. That really brought me to my knees. And i spent four years just smoking crack. Twenty four seven lost my job. Obviously lost. Everything owned went to jail for shoplifting. Several times which turns out to be a felony if you do it enough
Juan Sebastián Elcano Was Actually the First Person to Circumnavigate the Earth
"Ferdinand magellan is often credited with being the first person to circumnavigate the earth. However this isn't true. I don't mean this in the same way that columbus wasn't the first european in the americas because the vikings made it to newfoundland. I i mean magellan never circumnavigated the earth at all period. The magellan voyage did not set out travel around the world. The purpose of the mission was to find a western route to the spice islands. Or what we now call indonesia. They set out in fifteen nineteen only twenty seven years after columbus first landed in the bahamas in fourteen. Ninety two the magellan voyage really just set out to achieve with the columbus expedition tried to to reach asia by sailing west. The difference was that this time they knew there was a gigantic landmass in between europe and asia. And this time they were gonna go around it. Magellan was portuguese so many people assume that his expedition was sponsored by portugal. But that wasn't the case. It was actually a spanish expedition sponsored by king charles. The first the spanish wanted the western route because portugal had a monopoly on the eastern route around africa in through the indian ocean. The expedition consisted of five ships with supplies. Last two full years the total crew consisted of two hundred and seventy minute at the start mostly spanish but with crew from many different countries. The expedition took a major toll. The first ship was lost in fifteen twenty in a storm in argentina. The second ship was abandoned in what is now called the straits of magellan. Several months later the third ship was scuttled in the philippines and may fifteen twenty one because of lack of crew and the fourth was lost in indonesia in december on april twenty seven. Fifteen twenty one. Magellan himself was killed in the philippines by the natives of the island where they landed. He was surrounded and killed with spears. This left the expedition. In a quandary. Its leader was dead. Over half the crew were dead and they were on the other side of the world. They sailed around without any purpose for about six months. And eventually the crew selected one wants fashion elcano a spaniard to be the captain of the last remaining in smaller ships of the fleet. The victoria they decided to return home via the western route and september. Six fifteen twenty two. The ship arrived back in spain at the same port. They left almost three years
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Wet Notes - 4-23-21
"This is wet notes for april twenty third. Two thousand twenty one here on scuba shack radio. I up just after i recorded. The last episode president biden released his two thousand and twenty two budget. Well if you're a fan of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration or noah. You'll be happy in the budget. Proposal released on april ninth. The president proposed a record budget of six point. Nine billion dollars for knowing now. How does that compare well. This year knows budget is four point. Six billion wow. that's big increase. This budget really supports taking action. On climate change protecting marine mammals the ocean great lakes and coastal communities. If you recall the previous administration has proposed cutting knows budget only to have it restored by congress. Now this is just a first step in the budget proposal. It has a long way to go to get congressional approval. But i think it's a very good first step now. Here's something that's really interesting. I read this in the cayman compass online. It's about a grand cayman. Northside family found a message in a bottle. Yeah on easter. i think it was. The family was out walking on a remote part of the island. A place called the parrot sanctuary. I think this is on the east end. Well that's where patricia dacosta her family recovered an emerald colored bottle with a handwritten message inside the note said thrown into the ocean on six december. Two thousand and seventeen somewhere between the bahamas and florida. If you find this drop us a line and let us know where it ended up. Signed by darren and shannon from evansville illinois and it gave them their email address so patricia them with the news and now darrin shannon are planning to visit grand cayman at some point as for the bottle. The dacosta family's planning to put their own note in the same bottle and send it back out to see what an incredible journey. It's here the second quarter edition of the journal of diving history magazine. It arrived in the mail just after the last show. This latest additions cover story was written by chris. Cole and it is about the divers who worked on the edgewater disaster. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in us history. I'll leave it at that and you can do some of your own research but it was a really interesting article. There's also an interview in the edition. Done by michael newdow with dick rakowski and he's dubbed. The father of nighthawks again. Some really interesting stuff. I highly recommend that you take a look at the historical diving. Society's website if you become a member you'll get the journal mail to you every quarter a pleasant surprise in your mailbox. I received an email from a friend a few weeks ago with the subject line serenity so who can't use a little serenity how about serenity now well it turns out that my friend was asked by our son to watch him cameras for a school project. These live cams were from the monterey bay aquarium so i went to the link and it took me to their landing page for nine different cameras. I'm not going to list them all right now. But you can peek. In on their penguins. Sea otters were moon jellies. There's even a camera for monterey bay itself personally. I like to observe my sealife while diving but these live cams from monterey bay aquarium can fill in and provide that little bit of serenity. Now here's something interesting. That came in from shearwater. You know the makers of the dive computers. They have a contest. It's going to be starting up. In may called the spring shopping spree and the winner will get four thousand nine hundred ninety nine dollars shopping spree at the dive shop of their choice. And here's how it works if you purchase the shearwater in april or if you buy one in may you can register for the contest with their online portal with a proof of purchase. But you don't have to buy a computer to participate. You also be able to register by completing a short fifty word essay on why you like shearwater computers. The lucky winner will be selected at the end of may. And it's another great way to support your local dive shot. Thanks your water for doing this. And finally there was a short article from patty on april twentieth about their meeting with the maldivian government to confirm the protection for sharks. There was some speculation out there that the maldivian government might be lifting the shark fishing ban in their countries waters. Well this can't be good over ten years ago. Patty along with others helped to establish this current protection so the patty staff met with the moldavian ministry of fisheries marine reserves and agriculture's lead zaha wahid. Well here's some good news here at the meeting minister while he said that they were committed to sustainable and responsible management on april twentieth the ministry released a statement that said the maldives does not intend to permit a targeted shark. Fishing in the mouth. These great job. Patty in great job maldives for protecting these critical apex predators. Well that's it for wet notes. For
Former Miami-Dade Mayor Joins Call for CDC to Lift No-Sail Order
"Sail. More calls Come for the CDC to allow cruises to get back to business at Florida Ports Congressman and former Miami Dade Mayor Carly See Menace as cruise lines operate in Europe and the Bahamas reason why, to at least give us a timetable. All the cruise industry exactly what it is they need to do and let's get going. There is no reason on Earth why cruise industry can be up and sailing this song. The state has sued the CDC over its continued no sale order issued more than a year ago. Florida says the state has lost more than $300 million because of the shutdown and 159,000 people in the state. Depend on cruises for their jobs.
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"U._s. Mexico border is distinct in the sense that it begins to target a national group as potential carriers of specific diseases with certain traits certain traits like criminality analogy that we're seeing the political rhetoric of today gabriela salah viagra his story in harvard university specializing in latin america and the border. Thanks so much thank you. I am writing with good news said the email. The good news was that the trump administration was offering several million dollars. The potential new the millionaire was the indian captain of iranian super tanker carrying oil to get his money. All the captain had to do with steer his ship to a port where it could be seized this would prevent iran for making money from selling the oil on board but the captain never responded to the email and so the trump administration wrote a second note. This time was some bad news. The state department threatened to take away the captain's visa to visit the u._s. In the future to put this into context we turn to holly digress. She's with the atlanta council and curates the iran us newsletter. How unusual is this sort of email exchange. Have you ever seen anything like this before in any effort to pressure iran if anything it reminded me of these four one nine emails we sometimes get about a nigerian prince promising us millions or member of the us armed forces offering money from the rock war so if anything i think reading it it was hard to believe for a moment that this was actually coming from the u._s. Department of state and wasn't just one incident incident it was actually about a dozen people were receiving the text messages and emails and there was a follow up email to the ship captain from the state department with the promise of with this money money you can have any life you wish and be well often old age but also warned if you choose not to take the easy path life will be much harder for you. I mean even the language but i'm wondering can this is be construed as extortion and is it illegal. Oh well with an indian national have been able to get an visa to the united states to begin with especially at they had written on their visa paper birds that the captain of an iranian oil tanker so i think for starters. I think that this person would have unlikely never gotten the visa to begin with javad zarif. The foreign minister tehran tweeted about the whole incident calling it quote outright blackmail by the u._s. and use the hashtag be team gangsters. Is that a smart tactic. When you refers to the b. team he's referring to national security adviser john bolton israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu crown prince of saudi arabia mohammad bin salman and the crown prince of the united arab emirates mama bin ziyad so he sees individuals as a group that are before pressuring iran and perhaps starting a war or some forum of regime change. This is what he's arguing right now with this tweet so this evil scheme to the indian captain of this supertanker it was part of a broader broader u._s. campaign to isolate iran. Let's hear from state department. Official brian hook here areas yesterday unveiling another effort. We are announcing a reward of up to fifteen million dollars for any person who helps us disrupt the financial operations of iran's revolutionary.
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"Fifty kids taken from parents after that date accord agreement allows this if the parents are considered dangerous or have a criminal record but attorney league learnt of the a._c._l._u. says says these new cases didn't meet that standard. It's been traffic violations. It's been misdemeanor thefts and in the case of the three hundred sisters taking away their father appear to violate the government's own policy. They told us it was because of a communicable disease. We followed up and and we learned that in this case it was h._i._v. and we immediately said we don't believe that that is a communicable disease that would warrant separation <hes>. We still never got a clear answer from the government. Neither did we h._i._v. Is no longer considered communicable disease that can stop someone from entering the country. It hasn't been since two thousand ten but customs and border protection has been sending mixed messages about out that ever since word got out about this unusual case in july the agency's chief of law enforcement operations bryan hastings was questioned <unk> by maryland democrat jamie raskin at a house committee hearing if a mother father has <hes> h._i._v. positive status. Is that alone enough to justify separation from their child. Oh it is it's a communicable disease under the guise days later customs and border protection corrected that statement a spokesman said h._i._v. is is not considered a communicable disease that would bar entry into the u._s. Nor is it grounds for family separation but he left that possibility open for example if a parent could be hospitalized that explanation angers advocates for people with h._i._v. The language used is still pretty offensive. I and misunderstands people living with hiv aaron morris is executive director of immigration equality which represents immigrants with h._i._v. It really seems to presume the anyone. Living with h._i._v. will be hospitalized in because of that. They seem to justify separating families. The three sisters say their father did not need to be hospitalized allies and was healthy because he took his medicine thirteen year old. Liana was angry when she later learned. They were separated based on her dad's h._i._v. Status awesome deal look inky and getting give. They told us about that argument she says but i don't know what that disease has to do with us. Because of how it's transmitted commutable miller liliana pauses embarrassed her older sister andrea korea pipes in case you know they're supposed to help him not to send him back on the rest us. In february their father was deported back to honduras after failing to prove he had a credible fear of returning. He claimed police officers threatened to kill him and his family. His name is jose and we're withholding his full name to protect the identity of his family. He was at a friend's house when we called a dog was was barking outside. He was sure his h._i._v. Status played a role in being separated from his daughters last year to see this but he also also said. Nobody told him that directly to jose's daughters. This separation was incredibly painful. Their mother died of h._i._v. six years earlier here. They're all healthy after their father was taken away. They were sent to a big shelter in texas with other children sleeping in bunk beds thirteen-year-old neuro- liliana says they talk to their dad on the phone twice a week while he was at his own detention center about getting dark on me and install two months ago so many coming we worried he wasn't eating or taking his medication. She says the three of them stayed in the shelter for a couple of months continue. Their grandmother in new york passed a background check by ice. They're now seeking green cards through a special.
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"The first thing that has not happened which really concerned the international community is there's been no esscalation. Hostilities between india and pakistan listeners may recall that at the beginning of the year indian pakistan almost went to war after the suicide bombing of indian paramilitary forces in kashmir that led to an upsurge in ever fair but fortunately both sides decided to exercise restraint so at the start of the month when india took this action. There was obviously agree deal of concern about nuclear powers going to war but i think all of this is bluster. Both sides recognize that the cost of war would be devastating. So what do you think this tells us about the state of india today hindu-majority majority country but a very large muslim minority that feels i think eclipsed india's in the same category in turkey as china hyper-nationalism mm-hmm. We are living in an era of hyper-nationalism. I've been struck by the fact that this so little international condemnation to india after it carried out its act in a way states are able to act in a daring fashion really recognizing. The condemnation of the international community is not going to matter much. How much did modi's he's revoking a article three seventy start or maybe restart a conversation in kashmir about independence the two ways of looking at this the narrative within pakistan stunt has been the kashmir needs a referendum that kush media should decide whether they become an independent nation with a did remain part of india over the they become a part of pakistan has changed over time. There are a number of disaffected young schmead yesterday who i think if you go and speak peak with them who don't like the idea of kashmir being about of pakistan but at the same time there's a puget polarization on the ground on what independence would actually mean what would an independent kashmir actually look like a landlocked state with very limited access to trade so not really in this surreal state where they're suffering on a daily basis all the depredations brought to them by the india nam forces and the police on the ground at the same time. There isn't a leader in kashmir who has the vision the charisma to carry much of the state towards the idea of one independent kashmir took shastri with the asia-pacific program at chatham house speaking with us from washington. Thanks for being with us for sukey. Thanks for having me fear feelings of abandonment post traumatic stress. This is what some children separated from their parents the u._s. Mexico border have been experiencing according to a government report that just came out this week. The trump administration pledged to stop separating migrant families at the border last year but as we've learned those separations are still still happening despite a court order w._n._y._c.'s beth fertig has this story of a man with h._i._v. Who was separated from his three young daughters. Fourteen year old andrea remembers the last time she saw her father they had just crossed the border near el paso last november together with her two younger sisters who are now now eleven and thirteen like many migrants they were kept in a processing center run by customs and border protection and i said yes i i love. It was an indoor location and it was very cold. The family had come from honduras. They were cold but they were still together her until three days later when their father was taken away. It happened so fast. Andrea says they didn't have time to hug each other goodbye. Uh the girls spoke to me in the offices of kind kids in need of defense. It's a nonprofit that represents children region and immigration court. The girls asked us not to use their real names because they're afraid they're now living in harlem with their grandmother. The trump administration's policy z. of separating kids from parents ended in june of last year but the a._c._l._u..
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"That's a label that would subject facebook to actual oversight and regulation and to label. The company has long long resisted for the world. I'm lydia mainly due in boston and might be a good time to mention that you can connect with us on facebook. We're at the world ever had got a noisy neighbor. Who keeps you up and france. Some folks. Were complaining about maurice. He's a rooster who will meet visual t._v. Let's french lawyer says his client has nothing against roosters per se but keep it down. Should a rooster be allowed to just be a rooster french courts way m still ahead here on the world. Uh i'm marco werman and you're with the world we're co-production of the b._b._c. world service w. g._b._h. Boston sten p._r._i. N._p._r. rex. Let's return to a store that topped headlines last month. Kashmir india's only muslim-majority state the indian constitution in had guaranteed it substantial economy but in early august india's hindu nationalist government revoked kashmir special status to try and suppress unrest delhi. Impose communications locked down on the territory when that happened. We still manage to get through to a few people through whatsapp. The kashmira has become a prison right now because in business and you don't have holidays don't have water gets. You don't have hospitals. You don't have anywhere to go. I have never seen such a worse clamp down on media. People do not have any means to communicate with each other on phone today after thirty one days. India apparently is relaxing some of the restrictions on kashmir according to the the indian government many phone lines are back up. Most schools have reopened but many kashmir is argue that things are still far from normal by sochi. Shastri is with the asia-pacific civic program at the think tank chatham house so this all started on august fifth when article three seventy was i revoked by the indian government what's happened in kashmir cincinnati cincinnati sookie. It'd be useful to look at this in terms of what has not happened..
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"Just so many others did on nine eleven within <hes> several months. I was in afghanistan to reestablish our embassy. <hes> on the of march two thousand two we we held a ceremony around the flagpole the american embassy <hes> the other side of ground zero if you will to <hes> mark that sad occasion and also to state our determination we were in afghanistan we had brought down the government at harvard. The <hes> the terrorists we set out initiatives again very early during my tenure there to bring afghan girls and women back into society girls who've been denied education when the taliban came to power. We're now walking away from all that we are walking away from the the <hes> afghan girls and women that we urge to step forward saying we've got your back what we don't have their back anymore. They'll pay the price not us but looming behind all of that is again. We're setting the stage for exactly what happened on the eleventh of september in two thousand one and it is very painful to watch final ambassador supporters of the taliban tweeting that they've won the war and defeated the united states is just like the mujahedeen beat the soviets do do you see it that way. They certainly haven't defeated this militarily. You know we remain the most powerful force on on earth but unfortunately the <hes> the rush for the exit <hes> that this <hes> this administration has decided on allows allows them to put that out there that they stood against the united states just like they stood against the soviets and again very much as the <hes> the viet cong and the north vietnamese. He's were able to say in paris so it's a it's a pretty sad moment again on. Our military certainly didn't lose a war. <hes> the politicians nations just got tired of it and said let it go and that's what we're doing. We'll pay the price or that down the road as will the afghans ryan crocker one of nine nine former ambassadors who have published a memorandum to express their concerns about the draft deal between the u._s. and the taliban ambassador. Thank you very much thank you. Let's catch up on british politics now. The parties that opposed brexit or using every conceivable maneuver to stop prime minister boris johnson from allowing the u._k. To leave leave the european union on october thirty first with no plan going forward. The divisions are stark still today. Prime minister johnson and said brexit is actually the way a to unite the country the longer this goes on the more dithering delay we have from <hes> from parliament inspired. I'm afraid by jeremy corbyn the worst thing we'll be throwing his main political rival jeremy corbyn under the bus there when johnson was asked if you'll go back to brussels seeking a new brexit deal he said i'd rather be dead in a ditch to give it to resign fast minister of than going after that i just don't i really cost a billion pounds a month breath..
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"By the united states as very reminiscent of the peres peace talks to end the vietnam war <hes> before we sat down out of the table it was already clear that these were surrender talks and it is the afghan government and the afghan people that are going to pay the price in the piece. You wrote ambassador ambassador with eight other former u._s. Ambassador you say that it is not even clear whether peace in afghanistan is possible which is in itself kind of a stunning statement but you also say a major troop withdrawal must be contingent on a final peace so if peace is lose of how long will u._s. Troops stay in afghanistan. We need eight eight right-sized force which i think we have had now and a long term commitment. There's not a high price to pay neither in blood orange treasure. I would see it as a pretty good insurance policy against eight return say of nine eleven to maintain that presence as long as we need to and a return to nine eleven i a as as a safe haven for terrorists and extremists to kind of plot but that's the key security point in all of this is the taliban is no kinder gentler than they were prior to nine eleven when they ran that country they seek to run it again so when they come back. It's a pretty safe bet. Al qaeda will come back with him. We've seen in this movie before and to set the stage for what we saw. In nine eleven to me is incomprehensible and indefensible all that despite the pledge in the deal to to break the alliance with al qaeda the taliban will say anything. We want them to say right now because they know once we go. We're not gonna come back. There is a next step in this piece deals. I understand that would be the taliban negotiating with the afghan government. Does that encourage you not at all. I once we have signed our surrender. Our withdrawal agreement the taliban is not going to concede anything to the afghan government and frankly. I would be surprised iced if those talks ever take place ambassador. We're just days away now from another nine eleven anniversary. What was it like a writing this opinion piece knowing knowing what the roots were of this war well. It was frankly heartbreaking <hes> i i saw my life changes..
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"Here's at a show in london last year. Mother couldn't understand understand that my mom intentionally most live with arabs walks slowly agreement. What's going on a cruise the door hold on we pass vineyards bright pink bougainvillea as we drive into noah's hometown we get out of the car and a neighbor pulls pulls up next to us. Noam speaks fluent arabic. She learned here at the bilingual school. She tells her neighbor uber that she's flying to boston this week. Norm has a harvard fellowship to develop her comedy into an hour long show in hebrew english and arabic. She's calling it coexistence since my us the title pokes fun at gnomes upbringing in this piece village and her years as an activist after graduating from brandeis university outside of boston she returned to israel and worked for the peace building group enterpise but no one says she felt like she wasn't reaching people so she began to do stand up telling jokes about israelis israelis and palestinians about her identity as the daughter of an iranian born june and about her dating life the political thirty one single so go go to the most recent merely to look for one says she doesn't just wanna make people laugh. She wants to make them think she also wants to challenge the power our dynamics in the region. She recently appeared on an arabic language tv show in israel. She joked that she was looking for a husband and she's aiming high the saudi crown prince as mohammed bin salman n._b._s. Envious the next day. The video was all over arabic media. Some news anchors took her seriously. I went to sleep very anonymous. Woman got up in the morning everywhere everywhere everywhere. The entire like satire shows news channels like everywhere and there was a political subtext to the joke. The governments of israel and saudi arabia are drawing closer sir and no one says it's happening at the expense of palestinians. There's no way in the world that we can solve the religious political all conflicts that we have here and the issues that we have here with palestinians through going around over their heads closing narrow deals with you know with saudi leaders leaders norms political humor is popular with left leaning israelis and it's also won her some palestinian fans we run into one of them in the village offers is very muna is visiting from jerusalem. He recognizes known from her videos and asks for selfie with her. He says as a palestinian. He appreciates her tank. Are you can see someone on the early side and can actually see through what is this all about what is really doing to the palestinians from very breath inside israeli society point of view but sometimes there's a limit to norma's reach with palestinians last year. She was the first jewish comedian to perform at a palestinian comedy show in east jerusalem. She was invited back this year but at the last minute her appearance was counselled. The organizer told her that politics scott in the way norm decided to go to the festival anyway as an audience member. Now please your host. Omair is a palestinian american media. He's the one who invited no but he says this year. The environment is too sensitive to bring an israeli on stage. He lists a number of reasons among them. The fact that israel just bound to u._s. Congresswoman who support the boycott israel movement went from entering the country on an official trip. One of them was representative rashida to leave a palestinian american. America's comedy is about pushing boundaries stories but there are limits. We don't offend people you know <hes> we do want to push people to think and push people to expand their horizons a little bit but that doesn't mean you want to offend end the sensibilities of a hole so we have to be careful earlier on the way to the show no. I'm told me she understands the sensitivities. I don't wanna wanna avoid the reality. The reality sucks you know. The palestinians are living under occupation. Were naughty but the palestinian comedians invited me because they believe i believe that there is something to be done so maybe it's not the right timing right now and i still have to wait a bit but it's the beginning of something a few days later norm. No i'm leaves for the u._s. To develop her trilingual show but even though she might find more receptive crowd there for her sharply political humor she's not planning to stay. She wants to bring her comedy back home. For the world naomi's jerusalem the center.
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"A lot more about the moon and it would only be after after that that we'd start talking about actually sending a mission to land on the moon <hes> and then drill under the ice and explore under the ocean there so we're talking it could be a few decades so i couldn't hold my breath for news about aliens on europa anytime soon. No not quite yet but you can stay tuned for something else. That actually might strike a bit closer to home this coming season <hes> in just a few weeks. Actually britney is going to be heading back down an article this time to the thwaites glacier. I know the world did a big series on thwaites this this past spring. This is a glacier that at risk of catastrophically collapsing it could trigger a rise in sea level of up to eleven feet so now now brittany is hoping i spend can get to that spot where thwaites glacier lifts off the seabed and starts floating so this is a very delicate in crucial point for that glacier. That's incredible incredible so this tool. It's not just about europa millions of miles away up in up in the sky. It's using it to help us figure out antarctica with well exactly if they can get it down there it can make three dimensional maps of the area down there and <hes> tell scientists the physics of what's happening there and now bill tells a lot a lot about the stability of the glacier were motivated in the long run by getting the state of that will send us into space but there's important climate problems and really elitist unknowns about the earth that we live in and so by thinking about it like a spacecraft problem. You're actually able to see the earth and kind of a new way so by using this attack that we're developing to eventually go to other worlds were able to get to these places where we wouldn't otherwise get to here on earth and enter some pretty tricky questions about our own planet and its future caitlyn sacks from nova. Thanks a lot thank you. The world's carol hills with our w._b. Colleague caitlin sacks caitlyn's reporting cutting was supported by the national science foundation. Are there limits to comedy of course but where those limits are depends on where you stand literally in israel. A jewish comic is using stand up to talk about politics and identity in the middle east her comedy crosses cultural religious and linguistic lines and limits. Naomi's <unk> recently met up with her in her home village between tel aviv and jerusalem noam schuster l._l._c. cracks a joke as i opened the door to her dusty blue car like my makeup because we're on our way to a village known in hebrew as never shalom and an arabic as swat us salaam both translate as a waste of peace. It's the only village in israel specifically designed for israelis and palestinians to live together. No one is thirty two and grew up there and her unusual childhood is a big part of her comedy. Here's at a show in london last year. Mother couldn't understand understand that my mom intentionally most live with arabs walks.
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"Rope. Oh because it's the most earth lake place i can think of in some interesting ways and the reason for it is because it's one of the only places that has had geologic geologic activity and an ocean over the history of the solar system schmidt hopes one day to be able to explore the frozen over ocean on europa to search for signs of life but i she's testing out the kind of equipment that might help her do that here. On earth our colleague caitlin sacks from nova interviewed brittany schmidt kaylin. You talked with her in a rather unlikely place. Yes about as close to europa. Certainly i will ever get britney testing of robot underneath the ice in antarctica and it really does feel like another planet. Her research is a forty five minutes snowmobile ride away from mcmurdo station which is the largest u._s. Research station on the continent and it sits on sea ice and so this frozen ocean shell is very similar similar to what we might find on other worlds in our solar system and so the spot in antarctica is a perfect playground to figure out how even start to explore explored these icy moons those moons such as europa which is our main focus are thick ice shelves on top of a global ocean and so we're interested in one day being able to explore are those environments in the meantime. We're trying to work here kind of in our backyard to figure this out. I wouldn't exactly consider this backyard well. When you think about europa all day long it's not so weird to think of antarctica as your backyard so what does the work that schmidt is doing an aunt arctic. It's going to eventually translate to you this moon. Her team has developed. A robotic vehicle called ice fionn. It's about twelve feet long and it looks like a torpedo but it's loaded with scientific typic- sensors and what they do is they bring it onto the ice drill a hole through the ice shell they were going to start going down and then the launch under the ice <music> explore underneath the ice. They're all figures this ice that they're drilling through right here. It's about twelve feet thick on europa. It will be much thicker and what's remarkable about this mission. Is it really does kind of feel like a nasa mission. They have mission control. It's little ten right out there on the ice. Protest members of the team are communicating over radios as they launched the robot launch they pilot it using of all things a playstation controller over towards a nearby glacier for slowing along the front of the glacier. You're getting an idea of the depth of the ice in front of us and explore the underside of that glacier or follow this feature staying under the sea ice so there you've got the land what they're trying to do is find out what instruments are actually most useful for exploring this under ice environment. We have four analog camera up down h._d. Cameras because we have four three maps of the hard to reach spots that we couldn't get divers or boats too so in the case of antarctica. We're using it now. What have they been finding a lot of what this mission is about is just starting to figure out what technology works and what doesn't for exploring such an environment <hes> what information is useful to collect. What sensors would they want to load onto a robot that they then launch into outer space but in addition to that they're also learning more more about the physics of ocean ice interactions. The physical processes are the same here in antarctica as they would be on europa so coming to an article that gives us the physics that we need to improve our models of how europa works. It's interesting because the physical processes may be similar to europa oba but of course we can't do anything till we get this tool way up there. In how close are we to that what we are still a ways off. There is commission launching in the mid twenty twenty is called the europa clipper mission and that will be a survey mission from <hes> from orbit which tells a lot more about the moon and it would only be after after that that we'd start talking about actually sending a mission to land on the moon <hes> and then drill under the ice and explore under the ocean there so we're talking it could be a few decades so i couldn't hold my breath for news about aliens on europa anytime soon. No not quite yet but you can stay tuned for something.
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"Rifkind. He's a former foreign secretary and former conservative member of parliament. He's been a vocal critic of bars johnson's handling of brexit if you were still an m._p. Would you voted against boris johnson yesterday. Would you be victim of johnson's johnson's purge right now. Yes i would've voted against the government essentially because i think we are a parliamentary democracy and parliament must have the loss word not the government one of the expelled m._p.'s told the bbc that the conservative party has become the brexit party rebadged. I'm guessing that means rebranded. Do you agree with that. Well i agree with that. As long as it's not misunderstood what that means in the case of the conservative party we have this massive subdivision on brexit on european union if and when that is resolved even at this moment in time there's no noticeable division within the conservative party <music> on oldest social issues that normally dominate the political debate social and economic policy <hes> foreign policy defense policy the conservative party and the government is extremely united but when the prime minister boris johnson is expelling members because they don't vote his way. I mean isn't that existential. I mean that's a crisis well. It is the crisis but it's a different kind of crisis. It is not an unacceptable in principle that if a if a government makes an issue a matter of confidence <hes> if it's an an ps or some of them do not vote with the government then there's certainly precedent for the whip having been withdrawn what makes it this footage on this occasion that we're not just talking about the individual and of course of the last two years johnson and his colleagues many of whom are now in cabinet who were themselves defying three line whips and voting against their own government on brexit policy and edward penalized in this way political parties do change over time. I mean the republicans in the u._s. Used to be the party abraham lincoln <hes> of teddy roosevelt roosevelt bailed because has it got to conservative <hes> so do you accept that. Maybe a similar change is happening to the conservatives in the u._k. Remember dr conservative party is the oldest the political party in the world and why is it survived because it's constantly changing to the changing needs of society. If we were having this conversation twenty years sokaia the labor party was too hostile to the european union and the conservative party was strongly in favour. The tory thought he served a party has has never really been ideal. I idealogical ideologies socialism communism fascism. They come to go disappear. The conservative party's been more about principles. Invite us and some people are worried that on the brexit issue the conservative party does sound ideological and as for these twenty one members of the rebel alliance who went directly against their party's leader johnson is his direct instructions and threats. Do you see that act as one of political courage the way that diverted cannoli be admired what they were doing was in the best traditions of democracy regardless of whether you agree with it or not. I have to ask lee wondering why republicans in the u._s. Have not done the same to president. Is it in trump well. I i do ask that question. I mean i know the united states very well and i have a lot of admiration for the republican party but frankly none of them virtually none the months mr trump or thought thought is a suitable candidate to be president of the united states and they've all caved and i can. I speak personally. I'm very sad about god malcolm rifkind foreign secretary and former conservative member of parliament. Thank you very much there. Malcolm appreciate it. Thank you very much. Let's flip the script now and talk science and outer space to help us explore that here's my colleague carol hills scientists have long been captivated by one of jupiter's moons europa aw you're over is kind of the reason i get up in the morning because i'm interested in the question of is there life beyond earth. That's georgia tech astor. Mr biologist brittany schmitt she says this moon hundreds of millions of miles away is one of the places in our solar system. Were most likely to find life beyond earth. We're looking at your rope..
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"We did when it became possible and probable to do it without risk and other human life the rescuers to rescue people dan yes. We had to hold off and stand down for a couple of hours here in a couple of hours there but virtually we're out there at times. We should not have been out there. The winds were one sixty one eighty gusting. We had some one ninety s even as we've got record of two hundred when we're on around one hundred miles an hour we eat. We went out out. We went out and chat. That's okay okay here. We go again yeah yeah. You're good. That's okay you were saying that you you had a a stop rescue operations for an hour or two here and there but you were saying that you had to continue yes. We continued around one hundred mile an hour. We did what we could do <hes> right up to a dark last night. This morning is primarily. The water has subsided most of its gone for the most part and we are rescuing people who were let let's not a <hes> kind of search and rescue now is just going out grabbing them because of water has has subsided almost gone but now we're looking at the reality of what actually happened happened afterwards as you head into this meeting with officials in grand bahama. What what is the plan. I mean what are you thinking in terms of next steps for rescue rescue pretty well looked after got the rescue part of it quote rescued after now. It's start meeting the demands demands of the of the population to feed them. Maybe close the ones who don't have close right now food and then some shelter for the people were. I'm walking into start with right now. We gotta find out when we're gonna have shipping service fired up again out of florida to freeport air and ocean is gotta find out when the ports go to airports open in when <hes> you know and so on and so forth start with them i do i do <hes> i've been communication with scarred now saw the government officer lieutenant commander. They're looking after abacus so my my personal main focus is grand bahama well. You're clearly very busy eddie. I can hear that and i wanna take too much of your time but i was just looking at a supply list published published by the bahamian ministry of foreign affairs. <hes> things needed like two thousand blankets five hundred porta-pottys. How will you be able to receive this material. Though with the airport is completely -pletely submerged. We have harbor hair that we have tropical chip and sales here. Mediterranean chip sales here small ferry out of fort lauderdale call paul bulgaria sales here we have we have plenty of ocean transport to make it happen. The air is only dire emergency. Get it here now. Food supplies light stuff that you can put on an airplane. What about drinking water presumably a lot of the water right now contaminated it could be we haven't <hes> haven't secured that information nation yet but now we have wells here that are fairly good. We might be okay in the water department. We feel like we welby <hes> but again. I won't know that until i walk into this meeting right now final final question at a <hes> so many discouraging reports from people on the islands. Where are you finding hope right now. We're christian community where christian nation we're very religious god's support and he's it's by his grace that i'm even on his phone. Call with you right now because i was out in some of that <hes> those conditions rescuing people personally it is with his grace that we're going to follow and we're going to stick with it as well as his wheels. What happened has happened. Now we have to move forward eddie the chairman of the bahamas air and sea rescue association on the ground in grand bahama eddie a lot of people were thinking of you and your family and the people the bahamas..
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"Rescue effort for devastated did island nation also today. You've heard the phrase. I didn't leave my party. My party left made for a large group of conservatives in the u._k. Their party has actually picked them out and are you in the market for a new job. If you're a man on the shorter side speaks some french and willing to relocate to a remote island. There's a gig for you so i'm looking for somebody who is obviously interested in napoleon somebody c._w._c. I'm marco werman. The stories are more today here on the world. I'm marco werman. This is the world the aerial footage we're now seeing from. The bahamas is astonishing desperate. Residents stranded on rooftops ops homes hospitals other public buildings and an airport underwater entire neighborhoods that look like they've been put through a wood chipper. Hurricane dorian is is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the atlantic. The prime minister of the bahamas hubert menace said some parts of his country have been decimated. Communications are also down on throughout much of the bahamas. We spoke with eddie juan two days ago on monday. He told us that he hadn't heard from his family. Including his twelve year old daughter in abaco one of the islands islands hardest hit by hurricane doreen. We managed to get through to eddie again today through his watts app account. He's the chairman of the bahamas air and sea rescue association in grand bahama homma. I asked him if he's been touched with his loved ones. I've heard just through the grapevine that they are okay but as far as physically talking to anybody eddie. No i have not well. We'll keep our hopes for them up. We also know that grand bahama just in terms of infrastructure and damage was one of the hardest artist hit islands in the bahamas. What are you seeing today. Hi eddie you there. Hello hi eddie. It's marco and i think we just <hes> got cut off. The what's app is hit messed. That's okay. We'll keep going until we get as many questions as we can ask in terms of just sheer damage to the island's. You're in grand bahama. It was hit pretty hard. What have you been seeing today not total destruction but probably eighty percent of the flood was our biggest concern which is our biggest problem is well just flood flood flood flood. We had people in home. Some people who drowned hide in their addicts and we're talking about two story buildings in some cases that the water just kept rising and rising isan people were a ten foot ceilings and their homes are in the addicts in the water just came up in certain areas. I mean beyond. I can't talk about it without getting choked up for the most part but <hes> the baz recited me. You know you have to work. You have to do what you have to do but the human part of me is devastated. My sister and abbott lost her home and nephew lost their home in this family my daughter again. I haven't spoken with her alright. Every time i think about her as you just mentioned her name r talk about her. It's choke me up until i can hear her voice or at least talk to her on whatsapp or some sort of communication of of any sort whatsoever. I'll be happy with but right now. Running around him actually caught me right now walking into what we call command emergency center because obviously being batra. I'm going to meet with the minister of grand bahama mr crazy thomson <hes> dawn cornish ireland administrator and several other people right now in the government to try and formulate what we're going to do how we're going to do it. How are we going to get some food supplies over here. How are we gonna feed a lot of people who've lost their homes have lost primarily everything. They had other than what they were wearing. It's a bad case grand bahama and i can only just imagine abacus. They're they're fifty times worse than us. Well let's start with the very basics and and that's just rescuing people who have survived the storm. I mean i know on monday. You were trying to get people out but did the storm mean that you had to suspend rescue operations nations we did when it became possible and probable to do it without risk and other human life the rescuers to rescue people dan yes. We had to hold off and stand down for a couple of hours here in a couple of hours there but virtually we're out there at times. We should not have been out there. The winds.
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"I don't think i would have done it but in hindsight i realized how oh important it was to move this conversation forward and now i have an office wall full of letters from gay and trans attorneys who they felt the sting of the government's kind of you know the the the the indignity of the process that they were put through when they wanted wanted to reappropriated words. I have other people of color who who've been unfairly denied as well <hes> they have have women <hes> feminist rock bands like out of seattle so <hes> washington. There's banco thunder pussy. They had to endure the same process and now i have all these letters of people are saying thank you thank you for doing this because i wanted to have my own voice i i wanted the ability to decide what was right for me and for my community and not have someone outside of it. Working government office has no connection to these experiences making that decision for me so when i look back in and look at all of this i of course of course i would do it again. I wouldn't wish upon anybody buddy because it's a very long tiring process. It will train you and it all kind of define who you are for the rest of your life but it's still i'm glad i did it musician and social activist simon tam the title of memoir is slanted. How an asian american troublemaker double maker took on the supreme court. Thanks a lot simon. Thank you so much for having a virginia free. This is the the song eighteen twenty one from simon. Tam's banned the slants man josh along sean. This is the world on your mind minds twenty twenty. It took here in boston. We're enjoying the very last moments of summer. Most schools here start tomorrow but for some american teenagers of latvian ancestry school wasn't session in over the summer as well latvian's summer school in the u._s. When indirect mattis isn't working at the world she directs the west coast latvian education center outside side of olympia washington and she sent us this postcard lose. I've spent more than a third of my summers on this serve at a place called casa. I as a student then as a counselor now is the director. It's a school where teams have been coming for more than forty years from the u._s. And canada and even latvia itself it kind of looks like your typical summer camp. There's a lake forest rustic buildings but students are also here to learn about the history language and folke culture of their family. I had an is seventeen. She's from los angeles and has been coming here. After four years. There are always things that are new to learn like every single day. I learned at least one new word or a new thing about the language that i didn't know or one new move and folk dancing with wavy hair and a classic latvian grey blond and a wide inviting smile..
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"The next thirty years most of that electricity comes from burning fossil fuels so that means more greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change and it's a cycle right hotter temperatures lead to more air conditioning which could lead to even hotter temperatures. The growth in air conditioning is going to come from places where the weather is hot and incomes are growing so thanks sub saharan africa and especially india. I visit my grandparents in mumbai in india <hes> pretty much every year every other year than at the time i was growing up in canada so so i wasn't really used to the heat much so i would constantly complain. That's uh swath rahman. He's a scientist at u._c._l._a. He studies how materials interact with heat and light and he can trace some of that interest back to those hot summers with his grandparents in the eighties nineties he says at the time practically basically no one had air conditioning and certainly not his grandparents for them. It was an unimaginable luxury. You know associated typically with like five star hotels or the very rich now pretty much every apartment around where my grandmother now lives has an air conditioner. These days rama's working on ways to make air conditioning more energy-efficient. He developed a material. That's inspired by something pretty old. How ancient persians made ice in the desert so they'd pour water water into a shallow pool and then at night the water would freeze even though the air temperature in the desert was above freezing that's possible because because all objects give off heat most of that he gets trapped in the atmosphere but a small portion goes up to space. I kid you not not so back to that pool of water in ancient persia. It's just sending out more heat than it gets back from the skies a whole and so because of that the surface that's facing the sky will naturally go down below the air temperature. The caveat is this national. Cooling effect only happens at night because during the day the son gets in the way so romans invention. Let's heat escape into space but also reflects the sun when you combine these two things you get very counterintuitive fact so it's a material which when it's outside facing the sky and the sun is actually gonna stay colder than the air temperature rahman's company sky cool systems is making roof panels coated in this reflective material and the panels can be incorporated into a building existing a._c. system making it about twenty percent more proficient. Rahman isn't the only one working on ways to cool us down. There are tons of ideas out there like a giant lung. The structure inhales the x. hails as temperatures rise in positioning radiant panels on the ceiling with cold water flowing through them to wrangler screens.
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"It is increasingly increasingly split and it's sort of redefining the city. A lot of people have told the on both sides that hong kong isn't the same as it was before something something has changed and on the protests side. You're really seeing that where they're starting to use this phrase chai nazi and their spray painting it all over town comparing airing beijing powers in beijing to nazis and once you've gone into nazi territory. It's really hard to come back from that and consider you're reconciling wow vivid stuff coming out of hong kong from the world's patrick win. Who's following the protests there. Thanks a lot patrick. Thanks carol more more political drama unfolding in london. The british parliament reconvenes tomorrow with just a handful of days left to prevent prime minister boris johnson from leading the u._k. Crash cash out of the european union yesterday johnston threatened to expel any m._p.'s from his own conservative party that try to vote against a so-called hard brexit today hey the prime minister made a fresh appeal to his m._p.'s to support him in a televised statement outside ten downing street as protesters roared stopped the coup and so i you say to show off in brussels that we are united in our purpose in peace should vote with the government against corbin's vince events seemed to be moving at a bewildering speed but the world's orla barry in london is here to make everything clear or parliament will be in session tomorrow. What are the prime minister's political opponents trying to accomplish with such little time on the clock very simply to prevent a no deal breaks it. They are coming coming together from different parties. Some will be tores. The government conservative party some would be from the opposition benches all with different views news on brexit but all not wanting no deal breaks as and how can they do that at this point so what the bill we understand is going to do is to ask that if boris ars johnson hasn't reached an agreement with the e._u. By mid october then he will have to seek an extension on the deal until the end of january and why hi is a possible extension so unacceptable johnson very simply. You might remember carl when he entered ten downing street's. He said <hes> the goal of his premiership mayorship was that the u._k. Would leave the e._u. On october thirty first dealer no deal and for him to go back on that now will be seen as he's gone back doc in his words now is to be the first time the bars john's will go back on his word but for this <hes> it it does seem like very much red line for him that he simply will not do that. Okay orla. We've been here before you know. There's a whole lot at stake so what's really at stake tomorrow. Are we at a breaking point. We've been at a breaking point for so long john carl at this point. What's what's most likely to happen. Tomorrow is that we will see this parliamentary to base get under way. We'll see how the votes go this evening. It looks like it may not go on boris johnson's favourite and if that happens if the opposition wins that vote and the bill starts being pushed through cetera the greatest likelihood is that he will have to call all s nap election and then we're into general election mode. It should be said <hes> for the general election to snap election to happen here. It does have to be voted on in the house of parliament so there is that but also we do feel like we've been in general election mode for at well since he came into office because the the amount of funding that he's announced for the police for the end. Hey jess et cetera et cetera..
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"Is a category five. Anyone is the chairman of the bahamas air nc rescue association and grand bahama island certain sections certain in certain keys have actually been all but just wiped off the map and so you're doing doing this on grand bahama island where you are. How are you rescuing them. Where are you taking them to. They have family members and there's other shelters of which you pick them up and take him to virtually just the closest pacing back for the next person and <hes> try to get as many count on the bus and go from there. It's really started at about three twenty this phone and take our first phone call and it just escalated after that call after call those it was facebook messages in what's absent that like that's actually on call when you call me back five minutes ago and i was actually on another work another rescue call right then and if there's somebody on their way out out to rescue those people is message we can <hes> we're unfortunately we put them on kind of in <hes> the number that order that you call all but at the same time if we have x. amount of people in one general area that obviously gonna grab all of them. I are while we were there. I just while we're while in that area everybody a big grab any what about your friends and family. Have you heard from them. We've been so busy <hes> helping other people here suport grand bahama. I'm from my <hes>. I have a daughter who's in twelve year old daughter in green turtle cay. I've not heard from sincere yesterday and i have a sister mr in hope town and other sister in wash harbor and nephew and hope town who i understand they've lost their homes than i have not heard from them since early yesterday morning. Either i'm just going with the pretense that everything's okay and we haven't god's hands and they're going to be fine and we're gonna continue. Helping people be swamp. Area country is especially nabokov. Freeport of something was wrong. We would have known i would like to keep that attitude to keep a positive attitude attitude but yes i do have moments where breakdown and and <hes> stink about my daughter and my family and your daughter and family are are in other parts of grand bahama island now my daughter's accident abraco <hes> and on a little outer key call green turtle cay. That's what's terminate apart so much much because i know the damage that was done over there. The islands are really stretched across a large area. It must be very difficult to know how everybody's doing. <hes> with the communication down you might get lucky with somebody with what might outs data under phone are might pick up a single bars somewhere somehow or a satphone other other than that. It's just it's really really ready. That's really downright by the whole entire alco your lifelong resident of the bahamas you've seen and lived through a lot the hurricanes what's different about this one the power in the just the the fierce brute force that it brought it was started off compaq and then all of sudden just became a group. It was very fierce. Fierce hurricane don't know how to explain it. Just the likes of which i've never seen anyone is the chairman of the bahamas air rescue see association and grand bahama island and he thinks much. I'm wishing you and the rest of the of the people of bahamas safety. Thanks so much fight for freedom stand for hong kong. Those are the words of protesters. There thousands blocked a busy downtown avenue. They shut down the airport. In both places protests were destructive. Activists ripped up metal grating smashed glass and tore up street signs. The conflict in hong kong has escalated did far beyond the initial protests that began in the spring protesters were originally opposing a bill that would have allowed beijing to extradite people facing charges in hong kong back act two courts in china. Now the protests have evolved into a wider movement pushing for more democratic freedoms. The world's patrick win is in hong kong. He tells us that what's happening..
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