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February 2021 Jobs Report Is Expected to Show Only Modest Gains
"Monthly jobs report this morning. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect February's employment report to show modest job gains and are predicting 210,000 jobs were added last month. Some 10 million jobs lost during the pandemic still have not been recovered. Hillary Barsky
What Went Wrong With Cyberpunk 2077?
"Sarah twenty. Seventy seven was twenty. Twenty s hottest. Game in shaping up to be a good enough launch when reviews for the pc version began trickling out a few days before december. Twelve release date but once players got their hands on syrup. Twenty seventy seven especially the. Ps four and xbox one versions excitement turned into frustration as players encountered bugs glitches in more in a report from bloomberg's jason schreier developers. That city project red knew the game was not ready for launch in two thousand twenty according developer quote. They expected the game to you. Ready in twenty twenty. Two based on the progress team was making back in two thousand nineteen beyond just bugs and glitches. Sarah sarah overall performance in playability on consoles like the base. Ps four and xbox one reviled. I gave the concert versions of cyberpunk twenty seventy seven specifically a four in its review. One hurdle was that the developers tried to develop the engine and game simultaneously decision. One developer cyberpunk says was like quote trying to drive a train while the tracks are being laid in front of you at the same time. According to bloomberg. Sarah punk twenty-seven versions not the version have been hammered by players for for glitches and bugs. Some bugs which are game raking and ended up crashing the entire game or sometimes the system is being played on and we'll put a pause there because also acknowledge the pc version does have its fisher. Bugs also but the conservation is definitely have way more issues in the pc version back to the article developers seemingly pushed through challenges by believing they could overcome these obstacles themselves. Similar to the infamous. By where magic but sarah punk twenty seventy seven was developed through periods of intense crunch and a follow up to follow a tweet shire claims that despite promises from management that crunch would not be required. Some managers guilty employees into working more hours by saying other employees will work longer to pick up the slack. Salaries were also reportedly low with one junior programmer. Making around seven hundred dollars a month as for why early previews of cyberpunk twenty seventy seven demo to the public at events like e. three twenty nineteen look better than the final product. That's because the demo was entirely fake. According to the report neither code nor the gameplay was finalized when the demo was made in months spent working on a fake demo took away from developing the full game schrafft's report also references things like cultural challenges caused by language barriers There's this whole double dip release strategy that the studio wanted to go for where The game officers meant to come out in spring The reason why one reason why they wanted to come out. Spring was so that they could release on current. I guess now last gen consoles and then released again on next gen consoles and have that double dip having both those console versions out obviously game got delayed and so that didn't happen happen. The exact way they wanted to even though we still have next inversions coming scheduled later this year and then another thing that stri- report references and the fact that the game was announced in two thousand twelve but apparently full development didn't start until late two thousand sixteen. Tim where do you stand with all this. I mean look at this point. where do i stand with. Like one of the most complicated. Just like there's so many different facets that go into this right like at the end of the day. I stand against the project red and how this all went down like we. How many times do we need to say like this game should not have been released the way that it was just period outing times. Do we need to say that. Like crunch is bad and we need to fix all this stuff. All this is to me. Is we being now in. Twenty twenty one firmly in twenty twenty one developers. Publishers media outlets. Everybody they need to open their eyes to start paying a little bit more attention. Because if you make these mistakes constantly you do not change. You do not fix. Despite the countless flags that have went up for the last decade specifically the last couple of years. Jason is gonna get you. Jason tries to get in there and exposed the living. Fuck out of you and your the entire team and that it hits a point where there is no recovering from that. So it's like that fear alone should probably motivate you to make some changes on top of the you know human decency side of the whole thing right but this is inevitable. Of course shire was going to get in there and of course he was going to talk to people and of course that's going to crap narrative that is extremely not favorable to cd project red. For good reason. They made a lot of very very very poor choices. Yeah now reading this report like a lot of it is not surprising just given the context of how everything's gone down right like seeing the the game delayed multiple times like from this bring into september from september and november and then from november into december. I think that paints a clear picture of okay. Yeah like we know. This thing isn't ready yet but we think we can get there. Okay no like. It's not ready but we we think we can get there with the next delay and that combined with the idea of okay. Yeah no we want to release twice so that we can double dip on consoles And them having to delay into basically the next generation was still have the current gen versions only available. I think that speaks to the fact that they they understood that they weren't ready And it's very much seems like a shit or get off the pot situation for them. All right yeah. We got to put this thing because if we don't like we're not gonna make the money on it and we can't keep people waiting we'll this game everybody be ready. I feel like those questions get asked overall. This feels like a tale of a studio thinking that because they put out a successful project that means that they can't have a fail and that is very evident that specific quote from Jason's article where he talks about. How like people were challenging the timeframe of sarah pumpkin whether or not they could get on time and somebody basically answered back. We'll figure it out along the way because he made the winter three and that is not an acceptable answer right like that shouldn't be cause for complacency. Because you put out incredible project. Five years ago i forget if i mentioned this in the actual article but like there was also the reference of how quickly the team grew after the witcher. Three like basically. The team doubled in size between the wichita. Three and cd project red and they didn't necessarily account for that. And so when you have a team that grows like that. And you don't your your company culture and your pipelines and your processes don't grow alongside that to allow for that For for that ease of growth. Then yeah you're gonna have issues like you can't you can't you can't operate like a big company but also still behave like the small indie company in that. Seems like a lot of what they're what they're doing. Which is unfortunate. Because that's result in sarah twenty seventy seven. Yeah absolutely you know the. I think most shocking thing to come from this are the implications. That three was fake. Like that to be something that i struggled to fully believe or fully. Get behind this on so much. Believe as budgets. Get behind that statement. Because it's like all demos or fake demos to some extent. And i feel like that's this to me is a perfect example of when it rains it pours and it's like when you make dire mistakes you're going to get called out and then you get exposed for every single thing To levels that you wouldn't necessarily be criticized and everything else right you know But anyways like yeah the the each. I definitely want to know more about of him implying. It's fake or not. We do have more context on that. Because adam consider not consistent adam oh no it. Is adam barsky. Yeah from cd project. Red actually responded on twitter. Quote tweeted jason with a whole response. I'm gonna pull from adam. Bankers with adam. Bankers did a good write up on it. From aegean the response goes like this. Adebayo adebayo the steam ahead of cd project. Red has responded to a recent report regarding cyberpunk twenty seventy seven alleged fake three demo and development issues while it's hard for a trade show game demo not to be a test of vision or vertical slice two years before the game ships. But that doesn't mean it's fake but ask you wrote. Compare the demo with the game. Look at the at the other side. They're dum dum dum dum. I'm not sure how that's pronounced. But look at the dumdum seen or the car chase or the many other things with the people reading your article may not know is that games are not made in a linear fashion and start looking like the final product. Only a few months after launch or a few months before launched if you look at that demo now is different. Yes but that's what the work in progress watermark is for. Our final game looks implies way better than than what the demo ever was as for missing features that's part of the creation process features features. Come and go as we see if they worker not also car bush's exist in the final game almost verbatim to what we showed in the in the demo.
"barsky" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"KS That's insane. How did you become? Jack Barsky Ed realized this in the book is quite the saga. But how did you become Jet Barsky? who was this person because it's easier for us to say, Oh, it's the person you're talking to now but that wasn't always the case where after this failure to acquire the Bresser ticket of Mr van Randall, the Soviets decided that maybe we will do something different. They sent me back to Berlin for a while with the instructions to learn Portuguese the whole idea that somehow Brazil was the picture they never disclosed whether. Brazil was going to be a waystation into the United States which would have been quite normal with what they did very often the go to the United States by different country or with a Brazil was going to be the final stop for me. But anyway. But after about six months, I got a call from my handler. This says listen pack bags back to Moscow. We got birth certificate for you. So some diplomatic in Washington DC, wondering around in cemeteries, and he found the gravestone that was engraved with the name of Jack Barsky born in nineteen forty. Four Best away in nineteen fifty, four I know that now but I didn't know it then but he posed as the father of the deceased I acquired a death certificate and would that actually was able to get a copy of the original bread certificate said it to Moscow and there was added to me and that's how it became Jack. Barsky what do you think of that whole thing? Now I, mean, is there any sort of at any level in your head? Is there sort of any identity? Issues that look you've been living under the name of a dead kid for a long time but at the same time, that's you also now two answers possibly in three but two primary answers to the question eight was standard operating procedure by Soviet intelligence to steal people's identities particularly, individuals would pass away at younger ages. They did this out in the thirties and forties at into the fifties number two I don't feel good about it and I had plans to change the name back to my. Last. Name back to my German name which would do well in American English. Could be pronounced dietrich but I couldn't at the time because I was involved in some civil proceedings in court and you not allowed to change your name. Then it was caught by sixty minutes and before you know it, you know I now have a brand name, this Jack Barsky I can't get out of it and continue to function in the way functioning now as an author. Public Speaker and all that heat I can to eventually I have to find it might go by the way Chelsea the one who plays a big role in my life. Changed her last name back to determine last name one of those days I'll find a way to at least check part of that name because this is one of the things that I don't feel good about this not too many things whereas said I was absolutely fundamentally morally wrong but this is one of them every time somebody asked me that question I think about it, I just want this. To Go away with, it's hard. Yeah. I can imagine and I understand the tough spot that you're in I. Don't know if I would have done anything differently. It seems very tough to be able to change something like that after so many years in it to a certain extent, you've had the name Jack Barsky longer than the person who originally had it, and so I don't know it's tricky. Headed longer than the driver named and think about this one I got a six year old. You ask her what's your name Trinity? Barsky? Okay. So it's a good Jewish Polish name. Attached emotions to names I don't because I carried a lot of them particularly when I travelled illegally but you have to respect how other people look at names and very often people attached their own self to a particular name that they curry. Yeah. Well, again, you didn't saw and I, think it's more your choice. Now the original Jack Barsky as nothing to say about it in fact, you've in many ways lift a fuller life than than he ever had of course. So I don't know I definitely understand both sides of the equation tell us about your arrival in the United States. Now you're finally ready for prime time why wasn't ready he? You can't make that up can you and that's indicative how Poorly, prepared I was the Russians didn't have anybody in Chicago so they couldn't prepare me for what to look out for in Chicago what areas to avoid. So when I arrived late in the evening and when I played, I got through customs. The first things I needed a place to sleep. So I look up the ele- pages, look up the hotel. I call them up a cap and I said, well, this is the address in the cabdriver looked at me funny and I had no idea why you looking at me. Funny Anyway. So but when we get there, I had an inkling because there was a rundown place and the people who treat were not of the same color as I was so. Boldly into the hotel and then I got an idea that this may not be the place where I wanna be because the receptionist was protected by a wall of Plexiglas but I have this funny way. This is probably guys thing we don't like to turn around. We don't like to make you runs but in my situation I felt funny if I walk out of there after I've made a reservation I, don't know maybe I tip my hands maybe somebody figures out. Something's wrong with this guy. So I, went through this stated the hotel I had actually reserved for two nights but I ran out of the next morning after I managed to destroy my passport I traveled under an Pulled out the American certificate from a secret compartment. At that point, I was duck Barsky and then I checked into hotel further uptown that was a lot more amenable lot safer under the name Jack Barsky, and that's how my life in the United States, as Barsky began was early October of Nineteen, seventy eight yet had his incredible and so of course, you're looking for an apartment at this point and I know that you got scammed looking for that apartment. You said, he learned a valuable lesson about capitalism if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is I wanNA know is it not also applicable to communism in fact to me that sounds like the motto communism it's too. Big Thank you to Jack Barsky, we're done yet part two coming out soon, Jack wrote deep undercover my secret life entangled allegiances as a KGB spy in. America. Great read obviously linked to that will be in the show notes. There's also worksheets for.
"barsky" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Slash deals, and don't forget the worksheet for today's episode that link is in the show notes Ed Jordan Harbinger Dot com slash podcast if you're listening to us on the overcast player, please click that little star next to the episode we really appreciate it and now for the conclusion of part one with Jack Barsky. You mentioned in the book deep undercover that caution is a spies best friend and paranoia is his enemy. What does that mean? That's well put? Isn't it? Well, obviously, you have to be cautionary but if you take this to an extreme at any point in time in my career so to speak, I could have come up with fifty to a hundred reasons why I shouldn't be doing this. Yeah, there's danger lurking around require, and if you can't put this out of your mind, then you will freeze because then you just pants pants out of fear. It's almost like performance anxiety you I'm sure you're familiar with that. Any good performance has a certain level of performance anxiety. If you go too far, you can't perform. But if you don't have it, your entire being will not be ready to do its very best and I think that's what I meant by the saying don't be afraid to be scared but don't be scared to a point where you can't operate any more than you might as well. Just pack go home. How do you keep those things straight because caution and paranoia are basically on the same spectrum because I think you can do that only in the realm Of Reason, when you allow you emotions to take over, that cautioned very quickly turned to fear that cannot be managed. It's reason you reason with yourself. You know this can happen. This can happen. It doesn't make any sense to the probabilities of something going bad here are very low put this out of your mind. That's fascinating right. So you have to control your emotional response to things. Otherwise you will start to become paranoid, which is the far end of the spectrum when comes to the caution. So in other words, you can become so cautious that you become ineffective. And I think my scientific training the lot to do with this. When I said I studied chemistry and there was a lot of math in there and always been a numbers person. So when you go into a particular situation when you go into a new endeavor and you figure that the probabilities are reasonably your favor, then you stop thinking about it, you just do it. So finally, the KGB sends you to Canada, you're ready for almost prime time. You're watching a ton of TV you mentioned the price is right and you will good times with Jj Dino might. Yes Sir and you said he had trouble understanding him is that because he spoke essentially an urban dialect of English that you wouldn't have learned from your teacher was Jive I could not understand it. I mean, it was so foreign to me and nowadays you know I don't even know why I didn't understand it but I had learned what you call High American. So to speak is not the doesn't exist but the midwestern brand of the American accent and I could not understand Jj away. I barely managed to understand the flow person out of the diner episode because she had a southern accent I managed to understand you know. Its showed me that I was far away from actually being an American. That test trip was actually a real good thing that helped me a lot to understand a to make sure that I don't go into the real game. cocky. That's like when you have a good practice game, Vigna coach will tell you all the bad things that did you know in my case I just noticed that all myself right so you had to pick up so many different things you mentioned flow from the diner and she's the kiss, my grits. That's right. Sir. That type of thing I watched a lot of TV as a kid can tell. We watch the same stuff. What you probably didn't watch the friendly giant from Canadian broadcasting I did and I'll tell you I grew up in Detroit. So I was right across from Windsor and you mentioned going to Windsor in the book you nailed the American common here you say, Oh, it's always worth the trip across the river your beer so much better than ours. That is something that everybody from Detroit says when they. Go to Windsor, which we do all the time. Oh. Wow. That was a good I had no clue but I knew that the beer was better. I don't know how I knew this because I hadn't had any American beer but I knew it was by law was weaker maybe while I was in Montreal, people would bragging about. Well, you know cow beer so much better than you know because they. Can, as a chip on their shoulder and anytime, they can say something now talk about something where they're better superior to southern neighbor they will rub it in your face. Yeah. Of course that definitely makes sense. Maybe a little bit of a complex. Now, they're just glad they don't have to deal with the same politicians we do but back then definitely, there was a little bit of A. Hey. You know we're different in this way no offense I love by Canadian brothers and the majority of really good comedians in the United States. So come from Canada. So thank you very much for that x court. Of course that look you acquire your identity in Canada. Can you tell us how you tried to get the birth certificate and become essentially American or at that point by what you're doing there? There was a failure actually besides this being a practice trip I was also instructed to get a copy of a birth certificate of a young person who had passed at an early age. I don't know how they found out I. have no idea how they actually found that information because the county weather person was born was someplace in California and the only place in California where the Soviets had folks operating out of San. Francisco. No idea. So anyway, they gave me a name and. They gave me basic information and in those days at least it was possible to that. You can get to copy of her birth certificate. By May, also I sat down I wrote a little letter says I'm Ben Randall, which is the real name that this person had I remember that one, and this is my father's name is my mother's name was born on this date in this place I'd like to have a copy of my birth certificate encloses the amount of the was detached. And I mailed a letter and then I waited I waited and I waited instead of taking the week goes or two weeks as we had thought after like five or six weeks I decided I gotta do something about it. I'm actually called the registrar's Office of the county and I sorta pretended to be angry I yelled at them as a listen what happened to my birth certificate you got my money. So can I please have what I paid for and so there was a back and forth and Eventually. The lady at the other end or whoever was could have been a guy but I, think it was a lady said, okay. We'll take care of it and within a week's time I, get a letter in the mail. Addressed to and remand Randall at the address where lived mask the address was a small hotel. So it wasn't visible. There was a hotel and it was from California as a you who in I collect his downstairs I go up to my room and in anticipation of this rate success I opened the letter and I pull this thing out and I was one of the biggest disappointments in my entire life I mean it ranks only second to being dumped by his girlfriend. There was a bold red letters stamped across from bottom. Left to top right deceased. So this is what I was thinking Oh shit because you know immediately, you understand that here is a person who is has send me a copy of my birth certificate, but the person died something is wrong. So you know I packed up I left Montreal in a went on the rest of my trip you know from town to town until I wound up in Windsor, and later on I found out that actually law enforcement was on my tail, but they never really caught up with me as about. The FBI during my debriefing process or you'll recall it interrogation whatever you WANNA call it but they showed me a police sketch of me. Wow. That was taken based on the folks who were running the hotel giving them a description of what I looked like I mean I escaped by heads breast of being caught that that point noble undercover career. You know they would have put me in jail I would've told him you know WanNa talk with the East German Embassy and eventually you know they could kept me in jail for a while and then I would have been exchange I idea what the Russians would done with me but certainly, I was off the market for an undercover career. KS That's insane. How did you become? Jack Barsky Ed realized this in the book is quite the saga. But how did you become Jet Barsky? who was this person.
"barsky" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"So you don't miss a single thing and now back to our show with Jack Barsky. Alright so they ship you off to Moscow and they tell you all right. You've got to adopt an American mindset. How did they instruct you how to do this? I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been to be like, Hey, you need to learn as much as you can about becoming American, but you can't go to America yet you gotta do it in Soviet Russia. Soviet Russia was because in east, Germany. They did not have a trusted individual who could teach me the American brand of English. So that was the primary driver for two years. I studied my ass off study as hard at when I said in the interview on sixty minutes I learned one hundred new words every day I can state that with confidence because I always counted the my entire life and I had a system by which I knew exactly how many words came in and how many what's came out. It was really honored words a day. So I became quite fluent in American. English what my preparation with regard to American culture was almost non-existent and there's a reason for that. The folks that I work with the war withdrawal Americans had come to live in Moscow remembered only things that were like twenty thirty years old and the folks that thought they knew about American spies, the resident agents who worked for the United Nation or the Soviet Embassy. They thought they knew American society but they looked at it like he look at fish from the outside you look at the fish as an outsider and they tried to teach me how to be a fish and added never close. Was that effective? It seems like it would be so hard you sure you could learn English how you GonNa Learn mannerisms it reminds me of the movie die hard I don't know if you'll remember this but those German terrorists have taken over the building in the way that Bruce Willis knows they're the bad guys. He says it's raining like dogs and cats instead of cats and dogs and that that's how he knows there the foreign guys because he gets that idiom wrong. How would you get these nuances correct enough to fool people I very carefully very slowly I didn't know what I didn't know. With regard to be an American. So I was lucky enough that my first two years in this country, I had no exposure to bright inquisitive individuals I worked as a bike messenger and I was able to observe from a distance without being caught I, give you a funny episode that occurred to me just the other day. This is how you so easily can betray that you're not what you claim to be in terms of nationality sometime later in life I joined a bunch of young kids playing soccer and I was already I think in my late forties possibly even fifty and I killed him. Now. How the heck somebody who was born in nineteen forty the United States wouldn't know what to do with a soccer ball right? And, you just do circles around these young guys because you grew up playing soccer in Europe for you. Bet. So there's a lot of things that. Up to the, you're not aware of what they told me back in Russia. Make sure that you never eat with your knife in four the knife in the right hand in the focus, the left cut your meat, then take the fork and then just eight with four that sort of is out the window nowadays. But that was the extent to which I learned American culture not that's really funny I used to get in trouble in East Germany for the way that I ate as well. Even I'm left handed so I use the forklift hand the fact that I use the knife and put it down and everything my family was like did you grow up on a farm and I said no ride And they were like no reason just curious 'cause they just thought this guy he doesn't even know how to use silverware what a Weirdo but of course, very American of me that was always a dead giveaway. Of course, along with my strong American accent I'm speaking German. There's a great story in the book as well about your mother coming to. visit because of course, she thinks you're working for the space program in the Soviet Union and you've got to put on this facade. Would you mind telling us that story? Okay though the space program came later. So at when she came to visit, I was a low level employee of the eastern embassy as far as she knew, it was the cover by. And we panicked because she wasn't supposed to meet me anywhere. So she went as part of a tourist group and she had two days or Moscow. So we came up with red idea I was living in at the time at a conspiratorial apartment she was not supposed to know about it. So they put me up in a hotel under the cover that my apartment was being renovated, and then we decided that one of my handlers would come as a friend and we. Would just like my mother had heart than husband with her. We would just like inundate them with sites and things to see and you know make sure that they couldn't even get head up. It s kind of questions before you know it were gone. So that went really well, the only thing that really became a problem when mom said, why don't we take a picture with you and set a gay who was my friend right but he was a handler Mike God. I looked at the corner of my eyes I saw Sergei wince because KGB employees warned supposed to have their picture taken. He couldn't say no..
T-Mobile will pay $200M penalty to resolve Sprint subsidies investigation
"Have to shoot out big bucks to set a legal claims against a T Mobile will be shelling out of $200 million penalty to resolve the Federal Communications Commission investigation into its sprint unit over accusations that it failed to comply with rules on a low income subsidy program. The settlement comes after an FCC audit found that Sprint, which merged with T Mobile earlier this year, was claiming monthly subsidies for 885,000 customers as part of the Federal lifeline program, even though those subscribers You weren't using the service team Mobile is not commenting on the settlement. Hillary Barsky,
Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Until December
"Go, Breaking News Sarah Pump Twenty seventy seven has been delayed a little less than a month. They. tweeted this out just now. Hey everyone. Today, we've decided to release to release the cyberpunk seven by twenty one days the state December tenth. Most likely there are many emotions and question your heads. So first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies the biggest challenge for us right now, shipping of the game on current Gen Nexgen PC at the same time requires US prepare and test nine versions of it xbox one x compatibility series S X. ps four pro compatibility on ps five pc stadia working from home. Since Era Punk has twenty seventy seven has evolved towards almost being a next gen title somewhere along way, we need to make sure everything works well and every virgin run smoothly where we're aware it might be unrealistic. When someone says it twenty one days can make a difference sister massive and complex game, but they really do so have you might also be wanted what these words mean us say we achieve our goal Massar. Sometime ago paddock certification are going Goldman to gave his ready can be completed and has all the content in it. It doesn't mean we stop working on a raise. The quality are in raising the quality bar on the contrary. This is the time where many improvements are being made, which will then be distributed via day zero patch. This is the time period we under calculated. We feel that we have amazing game our hands and are willing to make every decision even the hardest ones for automatically. Leads to you getting a video game, you'll fall in love with some Adam Barsky and markets Wenski CD, project read. So yeah. Twenty one days. What do you think Fran bombed? This doesn't surprise me in the least and like I mean honestly I really don't think it's a big deal. I know a ton of people are growing as I say that like what like this is like how many delays like how it's like for some people? This is probably feeling unacceptable because they're so excited about the next Gen consoles it came right at a time. You can pick those up orgies period. You're kind of like we've been waiting for a really big game dropped for a while a lot of people right and so people were stoked but. This company is famous for being perfectionist you know, and that's what I hear when I read this, they're staring down the barrel of the new Gen consoles in particular, and probably which we always I feel like there's gay games, the optimizations, and this has been such labor of love and they're just like. Guys we have to smooth out some frame rate. We've gotta get these next Gen consoles closer to being more than just like a frame rate improvement versus because that's what you're dealing with to. Right. It's a PS four, xbox one version kinda slightly amped up and it sounds to me like they want to try a few more things. I think that's great. Especially, if you plan to play in those consoles, these twenty one days are going to make a huge difference view versus were going to talk about it later got a war as is going to work on PS five. Do you want cyberpunk like that where it's ps four game that works? A little better or do you want optimization? Yeah, I well, how do you feel? Personally I. It doesn't superman like we're we're both used to playing games or incomplete like that's just the reality of it so. I don't think this matter so much to me I am relieved that like Oh thank God that November like. Push because that is literally there's like. Five Games that we are we are going to talk about that we add. Is What he did. Selfish on that front there is I mean I'm going to be a half to I'm going to be playing destiny on November tenth. Somebody. Tim was asking me about cyberpunk and all that and I was like. Dude I'M GONNA. Check out but. What am I supposed to do? It would be like grinding for a rate so selfishly and like, yeah, let's go. Give me give me a month to catch up on a lot of stuff.
Cyberpunk 2077 Studio Head Responds to Mandatory Crunch Reports
"Obtained an internal email showing cyberpunk twenty seventy seven game developer CD project red told employees that six day work weeks would be mandatory ahead of the Games. November. Nineteenth. Release Studio Co. founder Marcin Venzke had previously told Kotoka. The studio would have a quote non obligatory crunch policy however in the internal email CD project red studio head Adam Barsky said I. Know this is in direct opposition to what we've said about crunch and added we've extended all other possible means of navigating the situation cyberpunk twenty seventy seven was originally supposed to come out April sixteenth was delayed to September seventeenth and then again to November
American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities
"To scrap flights to smaller city American Airlines is considering cutting flights to up to 30 smaller U. S cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of the month. According to sources with the carrier. American had agreed to keep serving many smaller cities as a condition of receiving close to $6 billion in federal aid this spring. But the money and the requirement to serve those destinations will expire on September the 30th unless they're extended. The move by American could put more pressure. Throw in Congress and the White House to give passenger airlines another another $25 $25 $25 billion billion billion for for for labor labor labor cost cost cost right right right now now now American American American is is is not not not saying saying saying which which which cities cities cities will will will be be be affected, affected, affected, but but but the the the schedule schedule schedule changes changes changes could could could happen happen happen as as as early early early as as as next next next week. week. week. Hillary Barsky Fox News
Simon Cowell broke his back riding an e-bike
"Talent Live Show tonight, NBC. 8 p.m. And, You know there's gonna be an empty chair because Simon colors in the hospital broke his back writing that e bike. Well, guess who's taken a spot? My favorite American Idol and yours, Kelly Clarkson's gonna be on tonight. Stina
U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks
"Airlines are cracking down on masks policies amid the corona virus pandemic details from fox's Hillary Barsky United Airlines is stepping up its rules and announcing that all of its passengers will be required to wear masks and those who now refuse will face consequences beginning June eighteenth any passenger who does not wear a mask while traveling will be placed on the airline's internal restriction list and they may be banned from flying with United for duration of time determined by the Kerrier pending a comprehensive incident review currently United requires all passengers to wear a face covering on board its flights and expects that policy to remain in place for at least the next
"barsky" Discussed on Darknet Diaries
"Would get groups of Fives Bokan digits. Five six four eight transmitted and I know the frequency to tune into but there was a call signal that three letters or digits that indicated Transmission was for me and then the whole thing started and sometimes it took a good hour to actually listen to the whole thing and write it down and then it took another three to four hours to decrypt this thing. Obviously anyone can hear that but it's encrypted and I'm wondering random letters and numbers because when I was a kid I would go up north and be stuck in this dumb cottage so we had a short wave. Radio was old is probably from the sixties or seventies and so. I'm a kid in the eighties and I'm listening to this and I'm here in other languages. I'm just wondering. Is there any chance at all? I heard something that was intended for us. Five is a very good chance that you heard something. That was encrypted. No doubt even as we speak I guarantee you traverse the short waves. You will hear digits being transmitted that are meant for somebody that is doing something that is not entirely legal in the place. Where he's doing it with shortwave. It's broadcasted you can never pinpoint the receiver. Which is the point right? You don't know the general direction guarantee you the NSA new. There's a Guy. You're someplace in northeast. Who's getting this every week? But that's all they knew there was no way that they could trace it back. To be you know shortwave still does break down the problems. So at least as a fallback shortwave. I guarantee you still being used interesting. How did you flip to eventually essentially becoming full America? I know they tried to call you home. Can you take us through that something happened and neither the FBI? Nor I have a clue why the Soviets at that point saw that might cover was about to be blown in I N. Absolutely convinced that they were in the belief they called me back and they called me back as an emergency departure. They've done this in the past quote back an agent and as soon as stage step on Soviet soil they are jailed or even executed now that the execution thing was in the past but Stalin did a lot of that even after Stalin. Some of that happened when they would call back ages eight. Listen YOU DANGER. They go back and boom. That's what the danger was. I was now in that moral dilemma and the moral dilemma was. Can I leave this? Eighteen month. Old Girl to fend for herself with the mother who didn't have much of an education. She came from a very poor country in South America. So I decided I would defy them that. I'm not returning I had money saved on. My county was a lot of money. You know those days. Sixty thousand dollars on the other side of the curtain was a fortune. The Russians had promised me a house and I was going back a hero and rejoined my family. You put this on one side of the scale on the other side. You have three things you got the FBI possibly chasing has to meet the KGB. Not being very happy with me not going back and then there was Chelsea. Wow and it was a chance that the KGB the FBI would come after me and that the KGB would not be very happy with me defying the orders to return and the only counter to all that reasoning was my love for Chelsea. This is a line. That's used very often very often unthinkingly but true. Love conquers all. How did you get away with that? I mean you had an encounter with the KGB at one point before you're blowing off right. Can you tell us about that? I was stalling the Soviets like pretending that I didn't get their message so I bought myself time for several weeks in one day. Put an end to that. And that they send one of their resident agents to actually tell me what the orders were and he said to me. You gotta come home or else you're dead and was up to me to interpret what that meant but could have meant your cover's blown and he didn't use the right word or was a threat you had to take the threat seriously because the KGB in those days did kill. And I knew that I wrote them. This led I understand. You want me to come back. And I'm not coming because I have contracted aids and this is the only place in the world. Where could treatment sorry? I will not defect. I will not betray any secrets and please give the money on my account to my family. Wow so it work. You've gained your American family extensively. You've gained your freedom. Finally I was out of the spy. Game I was off the stage of the international scene and I was just going to dedicate my life to my family and so when my American wife suggested that maybe we should look into buying a home. I got serious and I discussed with my wife to have another child. We move to a northern suburb of New York and within the bird four five months my son was born and so he had the perfect American family husband with a good job. Pretty Lengthy Commute Nice House. Two children career opportunities career was going well and that is why I was until the FBI caught up with me. I had to face my best. And Billy figure out WHO AM I. And how do I relate to this country that I'm living? Tell us how you got caught because the story is just not complete until you like you said had to face your past one day. I was stopped the other side of toll gate crossing the Delaware River. It was initially. It was a state trooper routine stop. We would just like to check your license in vegetation and could you step out of the car. I step out of the car. Still not having a clue what was going on and then I see out of the corner of my eye somebody approaching me from the back. There was another vehicle parked there before I could put two and two together fellow introduce themselves as Joe Riley. Fbi and he showed me. This badge would like to talk with you. What are you thinking at that point? Let's go through your head right then. I knew I wasn't big trouble at no idea. How big it was. But according to WHO is my friend to Riley handled this pretty well so once. They had me in their car. We drove for about a minute First Question I asked my under arrest and the answer was no than within another minute or so. I said so what took you so long. This was my intrinsic instinct to break the ice. I always do that I think. They chuckled a little bit and I think helped break the ice. How they found me was there was a defector that used to work in the KGB archives who defected to Emmett five thirty British version of the FBI and brought with him Ole Bunch of handwritten notes add amongst. Those notes was a blurb that says Jack Barsky on New York region. Oh man that's all. They had the Russian agent had found a gravestone with the name of Joe Smith. They wouldn't have found me but they're not too many Barsky from this country. Why aren't you in jail right now? That's what people WANNA know. Okay you get caught by the FBI. What are you doing here? I've done a couple of public appearances with Joe Riley who was deleted aged on this case and his answer was Mr Barsky was a whole lot. More valuable to US cooperating. Than in jail he would cost US money and we wouldn't have gotten out of him would be got in. That was valuable to us. Incredible they probably looked at the crimes that you have done in thought okay so he reported on how insurance companies work in the United States. I think we can get over that in exchange for looking at your crypto technology the frequencies where they talked to you other people. You might know who live here with those people. Look like that information seems much more valuable. You mentioned that you've spoken in public with the FBI agent. Who caught you? What's that relationship like at one point? I said to him I said you know more about me. I remember because the debriefing process was extremely meticulous. I mean it was six weeks intense. We got to know each other. We played a little golf together. We played a lot of golf together. And he's now the Godfather for my last child. This is incredible because this is a man who if things hadn't gone so smoothly would gladly put you in jail for the rest of your life or traded you back to Moscow which would have been death sentence and now he's your daughter's Godfather and you play golf the things I'd like to tell people. Don't lose your sense of cells as part of a group. Don't ever forget who you are interesting advice coming from. Somebody who's been many.
Amazon to Ease Curbs on Nonessential Items after coronavirus ban
"And Amazon is welcoming back third party sellers of nonessential items boxes Hillary Barsky has the details after curbing shipments from sellers that didn't correspond to the shipping needs created by the corona virus outbreak the e-commerce giant will now be allowing third party sellers on its platform to ship nonessential items last month Amazon made a decision to prioritize so called essential items like cleaning products health care items and some packaged food products at its warehouses to meet customer demand the mandate because unrest for its army of third party sellers but now they're allowed back this week however products will be limited by
"barsky" Discussed on Unstructured Interviews
"Today's episode is with Jack. Barsky Jack Barsky has an incredible story of growing up in East Berlin and ultimately being recruited by the KGB to infiltrate the United States where he lived for a decade right under our noses. I think you're going to really enjoy This incredible interview where we talk about. Not only his living in the United States under another identity but the psychological logical implications in the toll the of taken on him so after you hear it. Tell me what you think can always reach out to me on twitter at unstructured P also on instagram under the same name or even facebook. But for now I'll bring you jack. Barsky my name is Eric. And this this is unstructured or we have dynamic informal conversations with some amazing people..
"barsky" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"To spoken digits. Five six four eight. Interestingly enough there seems to be an international national standard when it comes to encryption there's always a set of five digits so whatever is transmitted as in digital format and there's five groups of five Kohout is is used by the CIA was use the KGB has probably used by everybody. I don't know why but there may be a good reason to have these of five so no I would get digits transmitted as a write in the book that started in never changed. It was nine forty on a Thursday night just prior to nine forty four about tweet tweet minutes and I know the frequency tune into but in case to make sure that I truly find it there was a signal that had three letters or digits that indicated that the transmission was for me and then the whole thing started and sometimes it was pretty long. Sometimes it took a good hour to actually listen to the the whole thing in write it down and then took another three to four hours to decrypt this thing. And when I got really mad was when at the very beginning of this radio Graham I get something like congratulations comrade Blah Blah Blah on the international workers. Day You may I. I don't think the stuff that's clearly. That's a bureaucrat. Writing this in four minutes and then they don't realize it takes four hours to do. It was a bureaucrat. It was an ideologue as somebody who didn't think. Thank boxer couldn't empathize with what it was like to be me. Jeez yeah never was in your shoes because I'm thinking like look. This is shortly radio. Obviously anyone can hear that but it's encrypted and I'm wondering if it's just random letters and numbers because when I was a kid I would go up north and be stuck in this dumb cottage and so we had a short wave. Radio was old is probably from the sixties or seventies so. I'm a kid in the eighties and I'm listening to this and I'm here in other languages. I'm just wondering. Is there any chance at all that I heard something that was intended for us five because the eleven year old alden me is extremely stoked at the idea that I might have heard something like that as a kid. Oh as a very good chance that you heard something that was encrypted. No doubt I mean first of all. It isn't just undercover agents. Agency's do other agents that need to get a quick message in this. The quickest way of transmitting something and you transmit encode even as we speak. I guarantee you if you uh-huh traverse the short waves you will hear digits being transmitted that are meant for somebody that is doing something that is not entirely legal in the place where he's doing a while. Yeah because of course people think oh you just use the Internet for that you could but was shortwave. It's broadcasted you can never pinpoint the receiver. which is the point right? That's one thing that's correct. You don't know the general direction guarantee you the NSA new there's a guy you're someplace in the northeast who's getting this every week. But that's all they knew there was no way that they could trace it back to be. They could probably trace it back to where it originated. But I don't know if possible with short with on the the Internet there's all kinds of things shortwave still does break down. The still has problems. At least as a fallback shortwave. I guarantee is still being used interesting using. You're listening to the Jordan Harbinger. Show with our guest. Jack Barsky. We'll be right back. This episode is sponsored in part by hostgator. It's eleven o'clock. Do you know where your website is. Looks like there's another outage at your.
"barsky" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Us. And we'll hear about that as well. Well right here on the Jordan Harbinger show. If you WANNA know high managed to book all these amazing people about networking and tiny habits and consistency six minute networking. It's free Jordan harbinger dot com slash. Course go check it out. By the way most of the guests on the show they subscribe to the course and the newsletter. Come join us. You'll be in great company. Okay here's Park You with Jack. Barsky I WANNA know is it not also applicable to communism in fact to me this sounds like the motto for Communism Awesome. It's too good to be true. So it's not true yeah except under communism. They won so many opportunities to be taken for a fool. You were taken for full as far as your entire way of life was concerned but there weren't any shady operators. That could come up to sell you. Something that was so special a showdown as many there were some and by the way even capitalism. You know I know people with WHO I can do. Business on handshake. For instance by publisher if this were Society I would do another book just based on a handshake but in New York City. It's not very likely that you find white people like that out in public. Who Promise you a great deal definitely not what were some of the initial differences you saw between living and capitalism in New York capitalism H. Q. Versus under communism? There must have been some things where you holy cow. I really miss this about Communist society or this is so different that that sticks out right away to be honest I did vis anything. I really didn't miss. Anything would be more of a WHO. Who Am I missed was friends not so much family friends? Mike German wife but as far as way of life there was nothing to miss. I didn't even being a chemistry. Professor is one word supermarket the variety of food that you could bet there was astounding. The other thing I missed was German food. It was quite indicative when I had my first real apartment with a little kitchen. The first meal was boiled potatoes. Man We have those despoiled potatoes and butter. Now you got a job as a bike messenger and you're making deliveries all over the city. You once made a delivery from Russian tea room to Dustin Hoffman. The Dustin Hoffman. No that he came face to face with KGB spy of course not any by the way he was not highly regarded by us. He didn't tip. I was very cheap cheap. The Russian tea room was his favorite restaurant and he wasn't a hospital. I don't know what the reason was. That's incredible that's so funny. Doesn't often multimillionaire doesn't tip got got his food delivered by the KGB. So did Jacqueline Onassis. I never got to see her but I had a carpet. Sample delivery So there was some tenuous touch coins between the KGB and so rather famous people but they didn't amount to anything and you get married in Nineteen naty actually and you have a kid with girl. Linda how do you compartmentalize your two identities at this point. Right you've got spy mode and then you've got Jack Barsky American guy with a wife a kid mode. Does that not 'cause you just ridiculous amounts of stress and so when you ask the question how I can't add to but I did. It's really odd. This is one of the things that I had to really analyze. Whether that was true which nowadays I can say with some confidence that I had manufactured annual factored adult personality to some degree not fully and that was really clear about six years into my career. Here's an agent. So every two years I would go back and spend time with Kalinda that point my son. It was great to be home with great to meet my wife. If wise still loved very much my son have driven food drink. A lot of good beer felt like home termine again and so. This is what happened happened when I went back to the United States and I usually would not arrive in New York. City usually was a different airport so as to not run into people that know me as Oh had wait a minute you come from Europe. 'cause I was traveling on a different David false passport. So let's say I would touch down in Washington. DC or in. Boston get off the plane late night here. American English will be home because I already had the start of a good life. I started a career as a program on that work for Metlife I love. I love my team. I loved what I was doing. A had become so accustomed to the American way of life. Clearly not enough to ultimately stay here. Some people misunderstood understood that because I loved the American way of life of lease nice date was Chelsea my daughter but this certainly helped to a degree because I had Americanized to a large extent already after six years. Tell us about the process of Americanization. He started working at metlife. You make friends with this guy. I Patrick Year Insurance Job essentially starts to change your ideology. Can you walk us through that how that happened as I say. The book is one of the most evil entities entities that of capitalism to us as we were told in East Germany in those days. What the insurance companies? I had no idea why they would. Zero in on insurance companies was banks insurance. The company's Wall Street these days epitome of Capitals Evil. Greedy money quarters and people played others first of all. I spent three years in college the United States and that was interesting but at that point I still didn't know what it was like to be at work as an American I got my first job in an insurance company. I like the work. I mean programming for the first time in many years my brain got engaged again. I was allowed to do logic. I was allowed to create eight and then I met so many smart people and they were all really good people. They became friends. The other thing is metlife. In those days was a mutual company knows that but in those days mutual companies were extremely paternalistic. They didn't pay that. Well but they treated you really well D- Untold Compact was. When you find employment there you have a job for life and you will retire with a Golden Watch a great pension and then between you have dot security at metlife even gave us free breakfast lunch dinner if you care to eat three times out of their kitchen so that was completely contrary to what we we were told by then about the evil of the insurance companies on top of it? You know my bosses for all nice and he and I couldn't find anybody evil eye nude sort of that. There were some and they will probably in government in the highest level of American industry but at least down at the level of the work of be. I didn't feel exploited. That was a big change in my fundamental ideology and at that point I had shifted from being an ardent communist this to sort of becoming a socialist not too far away from where Bernie Sanders is. Nowadays that's interesting so you sort of shift from this hardcore communism. Awesome to all right. Let's just make things more fair for everyone. Like you mentioned Bernie Sanders. More fair sure. Capitalism is not a bad thing because it creates. Well we just WANNA make sure so. You know it's more evenly distributed. And interestingly enough there was a street that became pretty strong in eastern European Communist. Party's was called in convergence. Theory by which capitalism and Communism was on a path to converge becomes some kind of a happy socialist kind of conglomerate and this was actually also that had infiltrated the KGB. Because one of my handlers actually volunteered that to me without me even talking about it he says. Oh by the way CONVERSI- series words at and that's Gorbachev Wow and this ultimately how the Soviet Union eventually disappeared softened softened. It became very soft in its ideology and became therefore very vulnerable to to be over with. Now you started to feel at some point like spying was actually getting in the way of your job which I thought was funny. If you have friends who work in information technology you probably know what I'm talking about us. Worker bees who operated computers and computer systems often on call twenty four seven. A desire to do a good job of my competitive spirit was was focused on doing a great job for the company that started paying me very well and that included over time weekend word late night word night calls and all that and then I had to do. There's other stuff you know and when I talk about this other stuff there was tipping point. It would not at the beginning but when I started kicking in and became a really valuable contributor. It took about two two years when I knew that I was really good and I was appreciated by my bosses. That's when my focus shifted towards doing a good job for mid life rather than the KGB. Not Be and it became a nuisance. The communication as well as surveillance detection all this kind of stuff takes a lot of time in takes phenomenal amount of time. So what we're join US talking back and forth the information that I just give you for me to actually hand that amount of inflammation to the Russians. I would have to write it down. Take a picture. Put an undeveloped film into a container. Ask for a dead drop operation. Make sure that I'm not being followed. Dropped his thing some place and wait great to see that the person actually picked it off and as a sign some place that they picked it up the whole operation end-to-end not real time but end to end would take a are we to all kinds of activity in between that interfered with my real job so to speak so funny sitting there doing the insurance thing programming something something that you thought would be a aside cover and now they're saying hey we need a full report and he thinking these guys what a pain. It's so funny they're communicating with you. On the shortwave. By the way they're communicating with you. On the shortwave radio. Right how is it done. What are they saying? Because they're obviously not saying. Hey come in Jack. Barsky spy for the Soviet Union. What are you listening for on this radio? If you watch the Americans Americans. I saw this one scene where they were actually listen.
"barsky" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Hey what's up how you doing Barsky here along with the run her sheer producers Garrett and you welcome first radio are you guys doing everybody right yeah so for anybody good so far so far so good early still I know anything can happen well that's what the show is anything could happen and usually anything does happen so this woman needs a liver and he's not a match so he's put his prized pickup truck up for a a trade in hopes of securing the liver for his wife pick up truck this pick up truck he's had since for he loves it more than life itself is is is I have I do in the this is what the ad says I do have a two thousand four Dodge pickup that I would gladly trade anyone plus I could throw in a nice tent trailer I have a couple kidneys elected solo one of those too so is willing to put to a throw in is like one of those majorly blockbuster trades you get like you you know you get more than you bargained for you so I assume it was well I'll give you a pick up you get detailed trailer I'll throw in my kiddies if you're just a match for my wife for the lever and this so far I guess he hasn't gotten any sort of quality any takers don't you have to expire to be able to donate you're kidding hello I mean I hear kidney or liver right so yeah I guess he's just call us Cisco unity but he's really his that was about to die so what are they going to do after they die with a pick up truck and I had a kidney because to ice box basically yeah I guess he's looking for somebody with a bath tub full ice cube as hello it's a good question do what you gotta do yeah it's a good question I think he thinks he can live without a liver or you have maybe things you could you could do is collect the liver so I don't know if you think I'm like yeah yeah I don't think you've heard this one through I really don't this is a given always gorgon's away like when is a good if I give you my liver I'm dead back to work it out well I thought he was giving up a kidney your computer he's going to give up a kidney but I it's a live the needs a lever go to Publix is eleven you know the difference they always tell us how you know pigs are the closest thank you know it's imperative that biology right is gonna fiddler yeah listen they did a picked a heart transplant many years ago didn't take but they were they were close this is not what we call chaplains yeah I think so hello I just saw this of the wow this is really this is interesting that the guy is it he says I love this this Dodge pickup almost as much as my wife I'll trade it for a liver well clearly he loves her more if he's yeah give that up yeah were you need that done with the type blood sure that she's lost seventy pounds of liquids this is the diagnosis well maybe she's lost away which is not a bad thing all come on in a good way to lose weight and not the truck yeah and but she has been losing her memory.
Trump suggests hosting next year's G-7 at his Miami club
"The president thinks his top national Doral golf club would be a fine setting to host next year's summit Karen Curtis has more wrapping up the G. seven summit in France trump was asked about reports that he's thinking of hosting the next G. seven at his Miami resort he noted that it is close to Miami International Airport trump dismissed a question about whether he's trying to profit off his presidency and insisted that he has been losing money since entering the
"barsky" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"How you doing bars kilo around her see there's Gary that's our producer and this is Barsky radio welcome to it I hope you have a great day raining in some spots okay some driving in the driving story I've been pre occupied for the past week and really preoccupied the last several days and I completely and totally space on the fact that then I I hadn't filled my car up in awhile related among ninety five well I was late for a couple reasons but I'm I'm ninety five and I looked down and it's that feeling where you're like your heart drops into your stomach click on a roller coaster you did on deals this hasn't happened in years for me fields and I'm like okay what do I do now I mean do I do I take the chance of trying to get off at exit the bladder with it with the gas stations I knew the gas is is right around the corner from here but I notice the probably about wait a minute yeah I know where the gas station is around the corner from here exactly I don't know any of the gas station is one of many but like I don't know like if I get off it one of the exits I don't know right is a gas station exhaust oiler alert almost every exit has a gas station within like at least some probably half of mine yeah but I don't see I love going at a clip and I'm thinking if I just keep going fast I could close there you don't think about how life think like have a logical person thing put yourself in my head and I'm thinking I just continue going eighty for some reason I run a gas than me going eighty will eventually get me got to hear you don't hit any red lights rise that's with that yeah that's when you're really freak out right let apparently I I guess I got my my vehicle and most vehicles when you're just about empty I think they know that there's gonna be a little bit extra they're just the case for people like me get out here and I'll just say just barely got into the city I remember one time drop in well one of the kids off at school or something and I literally ran out of gas yeah driving up to the pump well I really put it in neutral and coasted up to the policy I remember one time we were it back in my hometown is very small hometowns all the gas stations were close by but I remember my friend we were in his mom's car it was me my friend and his brother his little brother on the backseat and we're going like halfway down the the main street of the town the gas stations maybe half a mile in front of us and all the sudden she tells us as boys lean forward keep the moments of as like half way there I used to read I guess all the time I was a kid because well I had no money so you know if you know I mean and so that there was an excuse there that there's no excuse well I do have issues I I would just so preoccupied with everything else the last time I ran out of gas I have to think it was probably easily ten years ago when I was up north I was going to work and I went around the traffic circle and I looked and I noticed over the car distances started posting as well yeah you can tell when I was again I space they didn't fill my car up and running again right at a traffic circle in Jersey all great during rush hour they loved you all yeah oh my god yeah especially in Jersey but anyway so I'm here everything is alright it is good so how did the terms to do yesterday at the at the rally I understand he had a a bit of a altercation with a protester my of better than altercation with the supporters more like it yeah he thought it was a protester in internet being a pro to a supporter so he came with his own supporters a classic classic autistic moment so I guess what it had his would happen so they have protesters out there and we was as it was where was it well in New Hampshire hand in hand yeah connect with that crowd was like you've been up there in New Hampshire the land of very high for hits I'll just say that.
Nation's fertility clinics struggle with a growing number of abandoned embryos
"Fertility clinics across the nation and here in Florida are struggling with the growing number of abandoned embryos eight fifty W. FTL Karen Curtis has details doctor Craig suite has a fertility clinic in fort Myers says one in five embryos is left in limbo they're often abandon because patients have been successful in their journeys to become parents but the abandon embryos pose ethical questions for more than five hundred fertility clinics in the US because embryos are fertilized eggs and have a potential for life you just can't throw them
Court unseals trove of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein
"A federal court isn't feeling more than two thousand pages of documents on convicted sex offender Jeffrey up steam the documents from a civil lawsuit settled here in Florida previously and unrelated to the current criminal case against the Palm Beach financier in New York NBC's Tom wonder discusses the new information about accuser Virginia Roberts she did work at Mar a Lago that had been totally reporter before today we have evidence of that because our attorney David Boies using her social security number was able to get her records of employment he shows that she worked there in two thousand so that corroborate her
Mississippi And CNN discussed on Barsky Radio
"Break more than three hundred and fifty migrants are free for now after massive raids in Mississippi this week CNN says they were released by immigration and customs enforcement or ice some are expected to face proceedings in federal immigration courts about six hundred eighty were rounded up and several food processing plants across
Sen. Sherrod Brown Urges Trump to Push for Vote on Background Check Bill, Assault Weapons Ban
"Ohio senator Sherrod brown says he pleaded with president trump today to take us all weapons off the streets of America both the mayor and I asked the president to call on senator McConnell to bring this back in session this week to tell the Senate that he wants the background checks bill already passed the house that he wants it on the floor talking to reporters today along with date Merrin and Whaley following the president's visit the how Democrats that Republicans have been in bed with the NRA for years Whaley says she told the president there was a time strengthening gun laws used to be a bipartisan issue but now Washington will not
James O'neill, Officer And Daniel Pantaleo discussed on Barsky Radio
"NYPD police commissioner James o'neill is wrestling over what to do with the police officer involved in the death of Eric garner o'neill says he can't be influenced by others when deciding whether to fire Daniel Pantaleo was accused of using a bandit chokehold on garner while trying to arrest him in twenty fourteen at NYPD judge recommended paddle you'll be fired
Mosquitoes Have Been Caught Carrying a Deadly Brain Virus in Florida
"And health officials in Florida say they've detected a virus that causes the brain to swell and can be deadly to humans the virus is known as eastern equine encephalitis or E. it is transmitted to people by mosquitoes the Florida department of health says test late last week show Tripoli is infecting mosquitoes in Orange County which includes Orlando the CDC says only about seven cases of the virus are reported in humans each year but about thirty percent of the people who are infected
It's 'Slime Time'! Nickelodeon's Green Slime Is Launching Into Space
"And at NASA forecasters watching to see if the weather cooperates for tonight's planned launch of a falcon nine rocket from the Cape the mission to resupply the international space station is scheduled to lift off at six twenty four tonight in an effort to promote stem education the rock will be carrying a load of Nickelodeon's famous green slime adidas is also sending up a soccer ball to study its behavior in microgravity Karen courtesies talking fifty WFTS eight fifty W. FTL news time five oh three is traffic
"barsky" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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"I am barsky along with Ron Hersi producers Garrett, and you this is our radio, and let me tell you something man Trump. And Pence all coming out immediately. With statements about these pipe bombs that were sent all these Democrats getting out in front of it immediately, which is very very smart to do. They know they know that they're going to be blamed for it that they're going to be there's going to be some sort of connection to them. So I mean, Trump is coming out with some very very strong statements. These despicable acts. They're going to be brought to Justice they're going to be held responsible and the punished appropriately to the furthest extent of the law. I mean, there's no waiting like I said, you know, this guy is learning the what to do. Now. I mean back during that Charlottesville debacle he waited. And then he's not wait now because they know they all know like this idiot. If if you're somebody who is conservative, or you know, you wanna vote Republican down the line and you're on the right as they like to say. You can't be happy right now about this. This is going to come back in and backfire. So they're they're they're doing the right thing. Very smart and coming out and saying that these despicable acts the guy's a coward. Whoever sending this could be a woman to I don't know who it is. So anyway, so that's the latest is the Dow had a horrible day today. It probably had something to do with these pipebombs six hundred and eight points, it's down today. So it is what it come back. It's just you know, this is the way that the market responds whenever there is any sort of. Well, this is an act of terrorism. It's domestic terrorism is what it is. Thank god. Nothing went off nothing was detonated. But you know, this is the way the market acts and reacts. So that's the laser that I wouldn't read too much into it. It feels like it's been dropping a lot in the past two weeks, though. Well, it's been bid their big drops. But it has to do with an event the last time these we had the two big days the really bad days had to do with the. The interest rates. But and so whenever there is an event people freak out, they just do. So that's the latest with that just wanted to pass that along. All right. So let me go over. You've told me that used to love to do Halloween with the kids were little used to love to kind of create a whole thing around Halloween, and your house would be all rigged up, and you'd have all sorts of stuff going on. Let's say media event. Yeah. Yeah. You really got into a lot of people still get into it. I'll countdown quickly here because I'm not gonna make a big bit out of it. According to Google the top Halloween costumes this year. Visit will tie you. What I'm about to talk about number ten Princess number. There's this have been around forever number ten Princess number nine rabbit, pirate number seven superhero liver. Six Harley Quinn. That's specific. That's a specific superhero. Character. So how come December seven superhero numbers? Sixers Harley Quinn. I mean, I don't know exactly why they'd separate them that way. But I know that Harley Quinn is probably the most popular female out of all of them for superheroes at least female. Okay. Number five, which number four dinosaur number three unicorn number two Spiderman number one menstrual. We all know. Specifically canvas from Amos and Andy. I don't know number one number one is fortnight, maybe where Horton night don't even know what that is. It's a video game. What do you mean? Fortnight? There's so many costumes you can make maybe pick a character from the video game. Well, the thing about fortnight if I if I know I probably totally wrong because I don't actually play it is that it's like a shooter game. So I think you can make your own character. How would you know? Well, because I've seen pictures of a bunch of different characters. They're always look different whenever people were playing, and you can make your own do your own thing. Kind of thing. That's your that's the character costume. That's just putting on clothes you like going outside my point. Your Princess, and all I can tell you from fortnight. Yeah. I know what you're one of the seventy five thousand different character. Maybe that's why it's number one. Because there's so many of the choose from right, right? So I mentioned minstrel because Megan Kelly was on her show. He was yesterday, and they were talking about Halloween costumes and the topic came up about where black face if black is considered to be racist. So she said, look, I'd never been a PC person. But they're sitting around with the other people on the panel as you said, look, if you know, if you want to dress up like say, I think she used as an example, one of the women from the housewives of Beverly willow stupid shows. I don't know who it is. But she's she said that she's a white woman. And that she dressed up like Diana Ross. Does she want to be Diana Ross? And for doing that, she made her skin darker because Tyler is is black and White House that a bad thing when you're trying to portray a character person, and you put on the so she says I didn't grow up with this being an issue when I was growing up as a kid never seemed to be an issue. I don't think there are many people black which was a kid. I could be wrong. So she was defending this name is luanne de Lesseps, whatever and real housewives of New York is what she was as she goes. I don't see how this is racist a Halloween Kelly said, and then Jenna Bush, George w's daughter chimed in saying that. Well, I think that it is racist. He was saying that she kind of guessed it was thought it was and one of the other people in the penalty. I haven't seen it. But it sounds pretty racist to me the Genesis. Yeah. Me too. So was telling like going against her. Against Megan Kelly. The here's the thing. Megan Kelly is no no idiot. She's a she's say what you want about her. It's a very smart woman. She's an attorney she's been in television, a good amount of time. She she's trying to jump start this show of hers. It's hasn't been getting ratings the read the the people around NBC don't like her. She's making first person getting seventy million dollars deal. She's a certainly no better than you know. So I I I'm usually good at. At figuring out these situations. So I don't know if she did this on purpose knowing that it was going to garner some sort of controversy. Or she was just clearly clueless. And do you want your apology because of course, everybody jumped all over it yesterday. You can't be in the black face and thick. It's not racist. And I go back, and I think about some of the things I've seen. Okay. So let's go back to. Let's go back to SNL. Okay. Billy crystal used to do Sammy Davis junior. Was he did a great Sammy Davis junior? And he did a HBO special probably goes back twenty years ago where he plays Sammy Davis junior. And he's in not black is not like, you know, a minstrel show black face. But he's but he's clearly playing a black guy so skins darker. He's got the Sami hair. He's got the the the knows percents prophetic knows on. He's got the mustache. He's got the I, you know, the whole fake. Hey, man, and he's made up to look like Sammy Davis junior outrage over that. Because he's playing Sammy, Dan. There was another bit that Eddie Murphy did many years ago where it was called like white like me where he dressed up as a white guy put on white. The make up and that the funny bit was he wanted to know what it felt like the white person. So he walked into stores everywhere. They just gave them stuff for free. Take he walked into a store, and he like he used his wife was how much is this. How much are these these hot dogs and the guy would go? Well, it's free. Sure. Take them. And it was a very funny bit get hassled over that. There was no big deal. But because this is Halloween, and you know, we're in the town or living. You can't do any of that. What what happens if you Michael if you want to be Michael Jackson? Well, you have two options to. Did you could you could be the beat it? Michael Jackson where you have to put on the darker makeup. Well, you can't do that. If you're not if you have black. You're not like you should. So if you're if you're white, and you wanna be so you're offending black people if you put on the the darker makeup to be Michael Jackson, but if you're still white and you want to be the the later Michael Jackson, you have to actually make your skin wider, probably. Like like white makeup. Then whom I ending. I think I think you kind of touched on this earlier what you said there's a big difference between imitating Sammy Davis or imitating, Michael Jackson and being minstrel show. Black face. Yeah. Because the the makeup in and of itself was was insulting and racist and stereotypical that exactly is what led to a lot of racial stereotypes that are still used today. But but here's the thing though. The woman from this New York, the real hazards of New York, she was doing what Billy crystal did. Right. She was portraying Diana Ross Kelly comes back because I don't see that as racist away in a way. She's right. Yeah. Seems to be two schools of thought on it. That I guess if you're doing it for entertainment purposes, and you're playing a character in a television show, you could do what about the Robert Downey junior in tropic thunder. We played that character. He played a character. He played the ultimate method actor a white British guy who wanted to play a black guy and actually had his skin died. Also, the thing with Robert Downey junior specifically that was the whole bit of the of the movie because they had an actual African American movie who was outraged throughout the entirety of the thing. And that's the thing about it is is and I think there's probably a bit of a double standard here is if your not either a comedian who is a professional comedian, people know you for being funny or a brilliant comedic actor in the same way that a guy like Robert Downey junior. Is you can't pull something like that off because people don't necessarily think it's a joke. If you're doing it to get laughs and people find it funny, people will forgive you for more than if you just do it thinking. Well, I'm just a person somebody that becomes a problem. But who's to say we'll do. So you're saying that you have to be professional to get away with it versus somebody wants to show up some a Halloween party. Who's who's known to be funny guy goes to make everybody laugh because I'm going to be shack. I think that you don't have to necessarily be professional. But I think you do have to be funny. I think somebody has not just somebody. I think everybody in the room has to be laughing at you know, for it to actually fly by anybody. And if you miss on one or two people it's going to be a controversy careful. I was I was a Halloween costume once. A another guy. Another radio guy is true in Chicago a black guy. He was a host of a radio show. He actually became very, well, no, he's no longer with us anymore. But we know we had a when I when I went to Chicago, they named the show the barsky morning zoo. Everybody did more than so. Right. So the guy first year I was there the guy decided to. Dress up as his costume was the barsky morning zoo. He was from another station. There's the black guy. And I don't believe he did anything to look like me the gist of the costume was he'd have like he had like a like a z ninety five t shirt on that was the station I worked at and then he had like stuffed animals all on them all on him like like Lou to him because he was an actual zoo. But I don't think there was any sort of not that I know of any sort of white makeup on his face hasn't been white makeup on his face. I think he might have been he might have had a real problem. Well, look, here's the difference..
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"I don't know. Honestly, don't know. How many times are you gonna mention us? And we will what we'd like to be mentioned run, and I would like to be mentioned as radio legends. Yeah. You probably should've asked made all of your requests. Prior to me, filling it all filled it out as well. How many times you mentioned us you'll have to read the employee spotlight? If we're not mentioned more than half a dozen times. Tell me tell us. How many ten? Are you from what do you want me to write? I'm from Gainesville, Florida. But did you know barsky from right? Think this is above about doing? Yeah. Clear everything that you write should go back to us in some way. Who do you ever? Listen to the questions, I can get it. Yeah. And I'll tell you how you should have answered them. Telling you wanna read I have a list of questions. First one is where are you from? All right. So yeah, I'm from a little town in Florida and plucked out of obscurity by the radio legends barsky runners. Are you are you writing this down? Yeah. Yeah. Of course. Okay. What was the best concert you ever attended this concert? I ever attended was what was it, by the way. I think I just picked warped tour because I've not really been to a lot on the warped tour and reminds me of the music radio days at barsky was. Back when he was radio broadcaster of the year. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Be a better listener to the barsky show. Trying to retain information. I would have gone with. What's the next one? What are you currently watching on Netflix? I would probably what are you watching? I put disenchantment. You're watching disenchantment show that barsky skin ride with never watch. What's the next one? If you win the lottery, what was the first thing you'd do? If I won the Larry first thing that I would do would be to buy barsky and Ron both. Lamborghinis. Frans mortgage, and they'd be a little something for myself. Okay. Who is she likes to swap places with places for lifetime with barsky? And I plan on doing that. After a spike his drink with rat poison. What's your favorite drink? What is something? We'd all be surprised to know about you that I am indebted like nobody's business to the greatness of Ron Hersi. Okay. I'm gonna give you one. So much. I appreciate how many years have you been with alpha media. Would be. A bit like year it's been like two and a half two and a half years. But the last year has been the greatest year now in my career, but if my lifetime because of barsky,.
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"In Philadelphia. For me. Staying there. For my stay at the hotel sofa. Tell it said I just checked out by the way, I had some sort of an express check out this morning. From was I was in Philly. But I just got the Bill oops. So I'm looking at the Bill, I'm laying. Okay. Well, mistakes, I call a hotel so Fidel, listen, I just got this Bill on Email and just let you know, I wasn't in your hotel. So, you know, in these days of identity theft who the hell knows did you order room service at the hotel you weren't at. No, I should've though I was going to get those words did get the erotic channel. Yeah. I looked at the looked at the Bill, and it was a pretty hefty Bill. And I just wanted to make sure there was no, you know, spectra vision on there or whatever they got in the hotel. Yeah. But apparently there wasn't. It was just some minibar stuff. I think thirteen dollars for Eminem's, by the way. Wow. So so I called them. And I said, listen, I didn't stay at the hotel. She says well would your credit card number and said, I don't want to give that out. And I said, well, what's the address what's the phone number attached to the person because it could be stolen identity, and she's like, well, that's not my number. And then I said, what's the Email address? Well, turns out that the Email address is the same Email address as mine, but there's no period in between, Paul and barsky. So so they sent it to me, Paul dot barsky out, and it was supposed to be just Paul barsky. That's the guy. Whoever was is there. Another Paul bar. Well, here's the thing. Here's the thing. We know we're talking about radio yesterday national radio day, and when I got into the radio business, I was told by a number of program directors h hey, my name because I wanted to use my name I wanted my name. I wanted to be unique from day one. I didn't care what I did. I went and I think I'm gonna start with my name. There's no other barsky in radio. I'm going to the only one guys change him to Bob Roberts. Richard chewed up. Getting to the big town without a radio naming a radio voice as a I'm sticking with barsky, it sticks out. No one has ever heard of it. And it'll stay it did for a number of years, and then another barsky got into radio who actually became a friend of mine. Well, that's a whole other story. And then I think so I think there are two others of the business right now. But for many years, I was the only one. So when I was in Philly in the beat my first tour of duty in Philly in the early eighties. I was living in this apartment complex, and it was a small apartment competences only like twenty twenty apartments. So I get this Bill. In the mail, and it's a doctor's Bill, and I'm apartment one zero two it's at Paul barsky apartment one or two doctors Bill, blah, blah, blah, blah, play by.
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"How you doing? I am barsky along with Iran. Hersi our producer this week is Hobo Garrett Scott the well most of the week off. He might be back on Friday. But the welcome the barsky radio. Hope. Everybody is doing well, the lace long. Labor Day weekend. Rodney how you doing good? Yeah. How about you? Good. Good. Didn't even bother checking out the is there still an MDA telephone. Because usually when I think of Labor Day weekend. I think of that is this going to us. No, I didn't. I didn't see I don't think there is any more. Jerry said goodbye to it. I think it was just kind of a a slow just kind of just kind of limped along. Yeah. All that long. Just kind of a. What should we say? Now. Now, I don't know. It's. Yeah. It was just not that. It's happening. It wasn't drawn that audience and you go with Linda. Obviously was an accident. Right. Yes. Of course was, but I let's let's always associated Labor Day weekend with but that ended years ago. I don't know if it's even on anyways see any advertising for or anything like that. Which is interesting. Maybe they found a cure. We didn't even know about the possible doubt. It I doubt it too. But yeah, it's probably on just some hidden TV channel. Nobody really cares that much about it. Which is shame in home for how many years? MDA telethon on like fifty years Taliban. Like he started in the fifties. I think now it didn't start in the fifties. Well, maybe like maybe early six early sixties. Yeah. Maybe early sixties. That's when he started. And then I think they booted him out. They just couldn't deal with them anymore. Handle them. Man. I I I remember some really classic moments for that. That was that was good television back in the day because you saw all these entertainers come on who you don't see ever except for Labor Day telethon, the guys that used to be on the television show, but they can't get it TV gigs anymore. A lot of Vegas acts Las Vegas acts. A lot of old school borscht belt comedians bed singers, and they fit like Frank Gordon would come on at three in the morning and impressions guys like that. And then Jerry would be just just hopped up on Percocet start.
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"Go alexa barsky radio eight fifty w f t l boom like magic all of a sudden i'm listening to you know barsky garrett and and ron right there harassing sometimes bedroom actually nonetheless just saying that embarrasses you well because you know they don't come home with me in any other form you know little bit personal would say anyway a a grand what is this i don't know this is not to be read on the air came really close though anyway this sounds like a a a bad idea but it is actually something that sounds like a lot of fun there's a grand opening oh yeah i know what you're talking about yeah i'm not going to it nah i'm hearing that i'm five thirty to seventy or you're working yeah but even then i don't i don't feel like doing that today no no no okay wishes surprising to support my friends though and you know it's oh i love supporting individual night as i'm saying i'm not coming back up here to palm beach especially since complimentary alcoholic beverages don't do anything for me all right let's take a final break and we'll come back and we'll wrap this up because i'm tired of seeing myself being videotaped over there hurricanes tornadoes thunderstorms are all examples of severe weather when severe weather happens we stay connected south florida news talk eight fifty w f t al right now one eight fifty w f t l dot com mugshots are up at our.
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"Welcome to the good news podcast. I'm calling and I'm Neil. We're here to share with you all the sonic joy. We can find good news and delightful moments. Beaming right here years from the cards against humanity studios in Chicago. Here are some bad things that aren't going to happen today. Zombies haven't become real today, and this isn't really a bad thing. It's sort of a good thing, something we should be grateful for all tests. In the real world are open book. It's so true. Yeah. What was the last time you took a test. Jeez, even college? I wasn't taking a lot of tests because I was an English and theater major. So there weren't a lot of. Is there word it wasn't like in what year did the continental congress. I must have been the SAT's I guess every single time I see a BuzzFeed quiz of like anything. What sandwich are you? Yeah, I like take it on the internet. I love it. Really. I love it. I just I'm trying to figure myself out and BuzzFeed is helping. I don't wanna get to deepen the weeds on this Cullen, but it reinforces this idea of tribalism. Like if you find out that you're, you're gonna want to spend more time with other Beal tease. It's like that thing we were talking. Remember. We talked people. Yeah, exactly. Because we were taking with Harry Potter houses. I'm a half. Oh, puff. Yeah, you're for sure. I'm half. I like to think that I'm a raven claw. Why aren't those the mean ones? So they're the smart ones. Hi, sam. Hi, this is Colleen from the good news podcast. How are you? I'm great. How are you. Funny, I should I call you Sam or Samuel usually go by Sam in the public. Okay, perfect. So hold on one second. My co host Neal, hopping on the phone. I Sam. How are you. So as you guys can already tell we're talking to this guy, Sam. Yeah, that Sam barsky he knits the most amazing artistic sweaters. They armies and they are tested their incredible. It's. It is textile art. Yeah. Can you just describe some of these letters for the listeners? Because we are in a audio medium. We earn an audio medium. One of his most famous sweaters I would argue is of the Golden Gate Bridge a very accurately knit Golden Gate Bridge on a sweater, and he's just standing there next, like on the one end of the Golden Gate Bridge with getting his picture taken with the actual bridge in the background while he's wearing the sweater, and it's just a funny. He looks very matter of fact, just like I'm here and I just happened to be wearing a sweater that exactly matches my surroundings. He always smiles all of his picture. Yeah. So tell us how you got into knitting chain people around over years of college, and I thought that looks interesting. Looks like something I wanted to some day. I finally one day I met at a flea market. Get the owners of your shop. I have never met before, and I asked them, where do you go to learn how to knit? And they said, we can teach you for free under the condition that you buy our yarn. Okay. They only taught me how to do the basic knit stitch and a scarf, nothing fancy. But I found another yarn shop pretty soon after that taught me all the rest that I needed to know like the the advanced techniques for creating the patterns just to make a solid color sweater. I figured out what they help the switch colors. And then that's all I needed to know really. Sam. Is it like a meditative experience for you to knit one of these sweaters? Do you kind of like zone out while you're doing it? Well, actually, I ain't Julie since I'm an extrovert. I enjoy being around other people talking about who other people that whatever I feel like at the time. So I go to knitting groups all the time. Yeah, into conversations about anything you name it? Yeah, you know, same. I know this about knitting because my mom does some knitting and what I I I've never seen it before. I don't think I have the attention span, but I have noticed that when my mom goes to niche shops, there's usually just like a group of people there that are hanging out, knitting and like chatting with each other. And it seems like a really cool community. It's really nice. That's what I've been involved with like most of my knitting life other than getting to hang out with people like, what is it about? Knitting that you really love creating things. I like I can wear things that I created myself that I put my own designs on and whatever. Like if I haven't, I E F or something I can turn it into a sweater. Yeah, I like it's like, wow, I saw pick your something I can make sweater of that. I love that. Colleen. And I often talk about that. It's like you, you kind of discover your skill or your tool set, and then you just start using it and you've figured it out, right? You're you're sort of creative outlet. You have discovered is knitting these waters, and that's so wonderful. Yeah, I don't. I don't mean creepy out, but I think I looked at every picture you have on your website of your sweaters. I'm a big fan. You're not alone with that. All the time. Look. The way that well. That brings me to the next question. I think Neil and I were talked about a little bit before this interview. Your Instagram is kind of hot. I mean, you've got almost thirty thousand people following you. That is. Almost three twenty seven thousand matter before I reach thirty and forty thousand and any number of that. How does that feel? You've got a significant amount of fan Sam, first of all, it's like they advantage to the high number is at it helps the in my career help speak at more like business with whatever I do, what that's the advantage to it, popularity contest to me, but it's like like it when people. So I have to make a confession when I post something on Instagram, and I get a, like, I mean, my heart jumps, I mean Sam when you post something on Instagram, you're getting thou- thousands of likes does. Does that. You only have to worry about like number one. Get one hundred likes in the within the first minute it's up there. It's oh, stop. You're bragging. That is so funny. Yeah, I don't have to worry about like number one. So funny we're live by. Yeah, jeeze. Where do you keep all the sweaters? Plastic boxes. Okay. So you have you basically have to store them because there's so many? Yes. One of the things I kept thinking of one hundred twenty now that's barely fit into about eight plastic boxes. Yeah, I keep seeing you another ten years or so. I'll probably have twice as many. What will I do? I you're gonna. You're gonna need to build a giant walk-in closet for your sweaters. If I don't have much room in my place where I live or more, I want to keep living where I am now because the location is good. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure with the with the Power of social media you, there are a hundred people right now on Instagram, who would love telling stories weather's get pot or something. Yeah, yes. I, I don't sell them. There to priceless from me to part with right even had someone offered me one thousand bucks today for one of them, and even that's too little money to part with one of them. Easiest one for me to reproduce. 'cause they're all each of them is unique snowflake. They're all works of art to you. Exactly. Like maybe if if he had offered me ten grand, I would have taken it, but I feel like giving the amount of time it took for me to make that it's way too little. Yeah. How long does it take you to make one sweater about a month? Are you going to do a gallery show or have you done a gallery show with your sweaters considering they are art? I've done quite a number of them. I'm doing do more in the future, like the big one this year coming up is in Colorado. Oh, great. So going back a little bit Sam. You mentioned that designing one of your sweaters is very mathematical. Is that something you you're great at? Do you feel like your natural born mathematician, and this is just sort of off of that? I was in school like rates. One through twelve math was my strong point. Like I would easily walk right through a test math guy. You're a math man, but near perfect math. I say t- score is like whenever I took a map test, it was. I have to worry about getting a wrong and throwing that most of the time, then that makes sense. Then that this would that knitting goes with that part of your brain. Exactly. I agree so much. It's like many niggers, but realize that themselves knitting. So mathematical. There's type about math being a male field and knitting being female, like most people realize that knitting mathematical. Right, right. Yeah. Yeah, that's that's a great point. Yeah. So you can follow fan on Instagram, he's at Sam Burski knitter enjoying one of his nearly thirty thousand followers and see some of these amazing sweaters for yourself. We will also post a few these on our Instagram. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news great or maybe you wanna tell us a joke or an idea. Also great email us at good news at cards against humanity dot com or leave us a voicemail at seven, seven, three, two one, seven zero one, five, six. You can also tweet us at the good news pod. Most of our music is by putting bear same place same time tomorrow.