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"ben say" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To prepare your case from eyeball witnesses who saw what they testified. Deposition under oath Not one witness was presented in the house. Not one witness was presented in the Senate. The president denied the right to cross examination because there were no witnesses. The president deny the right of representation at all in the house before the indictment was issued, which is contrary to what's happening every other impeachment case. This was a sham from beginning. Particularly upsetting to me are the Republican senators who voted to convict President Trump, including Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina. Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Senator Ben says of Nebraska Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania Senator Susan Collins of Maine. And Senator Mitt Romney of the Great State of Utah that totals seven Republican U. S. Senators, either because they just got elected because of the trump bringing out 74 million voters, or they're not running for re election feel as if they're safe. You're in a position now of saying, You know what I'm safe politically. Let's do with the New York Times would like us to do. To me. It was sad and it was sick. Number one. It's unconstitutional. Number two due process rights were not followed. And number three toe. Listen to Senator Mitch McConnell encourage and egg on Democratic prosecutors who want to indict and put in prison. Donald Trump was particularly despicable. Absolutely incredible. Let's continue with more When you get your reaction to what happened the past five or six days. The vote was yesterday. 57 to 43. I was shocked from Senator Bill Cassidy did what he did with a wink. Toward Senator Ben Sasse. Shocked that Cassidy could could vote to say these entire proceedings were unconstitutional because they're directed at a private citizen. United States Senate in the country stopped to make sure that a private citizen could not run for a federal office. I thought that's our right to decide whether or not Vote for against someone. But in Senator Bill Cassidy's task he voted In favor of declaring it to be unconstitutional and illegal. And having determined that it's unconstitutional and illegal. Cassidy and Bird then flipped and said, even though what I'm doing is illegal. We're going to do it anyway. Are you kidding me? I don't get it. I don't understand it. Because the Democrats want now through indirect means to go after the voters who 74 million of us who voted for the Donald and also go after the House of Representatives members and the senators who did not vote through TOC keep him from running for another political office and that voter suppression I thought the Democrats cared about voter suppression. If in four years we want to vote again for Donald Trump because of the despicable policies of liberal Democrats in Washington and now control everything from Hollywood, the big check Google searches YouTube now is telling right to lifers. You can't have a platform on YouTube and on top of the ABC, NBC, CBS all the Big City news newspapers that this is called classic McCarthyism practice, of course by the left wing and by the Democratic Party. Let's continue with more. Line becomes available, which he never does 8666477337 give me your verdict. Bill. Cutting him live with you every Sunday night. This is WGN Radio. Chicago's very own. Does learning a language feel like this? No, I'll blast manual. It's Pablo. It's all blow from GE A good good day. Good morning. I think I can say Jim upheld David, but that's probably when you learn a language you want to actually use it. Babble is designed with that goal in mind. This year is my year to get fluid in Spanish and babble is definitely gonna help me. Do that. The APP is so easy to use, and it's so practical and helps you learn things that you will actually need. Since my husband is from Guatemala. I'll apply what I've learned and babble to our real life situations. I tried other language learning app and nothing released up. Babbles been a complete game changer for me. Oh, I asked me out of release ilk. Lena is down more Bueno afuera. I still conform. It will not.
Why Not Offer Candidates The Top Of Your Salary Range?
"News. I'm starting to see a lot. More job eds com across ling. Initially it was mainly in asia and the middle east. But now i'm seeing a lot more come through from the uk europe and even the us is great thing and so i thought it might be a good time to share this little perspective that i've got on a conversation. I had fairly recently about the salary range. We've all seen those job. Ads that offer a salary range between x and y based on your skills and experience and invariably of course what happens is the successful candidate ends up getting off celery which is not at the top of the range. It's usually somewhere in between and the justification is of course that you didn't have quite the skills and experience that we needed for this role so think about that for a minute from the employee perspective. You've been told that this is the salary range now being given an offer. But we're telling you you're not quite good enough. You're not as good as we really wanted. We settled for second best. So we're going to give you ten percent of salary and no you can't do ten percent less than the work. We expect you to do the same work. It's not a great way to start your venture with this new organization as a new employee so instead of doing that what i going the other way. What about saying this person loop we've offered you this role. You didn't quite have the skills and experience that we required but we love your attitude. We love you spunk. We love your approach to life. Whatever it is and we're going to give you the top of the salary range now as noted. You didn't have all the skills and experience we were ideally looking for. But we expect you to do the role and we're gonna give you every chance to do that. So we're going to give you the top salary range if you don't meet the performance criteria that we all agree on over the next six months or so then come the end of the year when you get your salary review we may well adjusted down a little bit. Because that's the range of the role and you haven't met the criteria to me as a new employee that would actually be more motivating ben saying we're going to start you off loa. You have to prove to us that you're good enough. I've already proved that. I'm good enough. Because you've offered me the job. And i've been on both sides of that transaction over the course of my life is probably most of us have and i know as an employer these days. That's generally what we do. We offer the range and then we tend to tend to give the new candidate lists than the range. But if you think about it really from employees perspective. I don't think it's totally motivating so i think a much more motivating play would be go with the top range and if necessary put it on the table and say we may reduce it later on or not either way. You give the employees the chance to shine you. Give them every motivation to work. And succeed in this new role. I think it's
"ben say" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Ben said. I pity the picking. Have a session can stop, Chitti said one Western clothes faster. I'm coming. Mm hmm. Me, She's reception says missing unless moving west from never well. Yeah. Daddy. I'm not gonna die window. She did not mean that you changed your mind. That the media will be a doubt in my mind. They don't get here. Why not Let me like, See those living, they say from the single so much sorrows in the winter formal Yeah. What about the cattle bed? I'm Quentin for Mustang and the Army Corps assault. Three masts open Danna morning. You want to.
"ben say" Discussed on AP News
"Republican Senator Ben says, has issued a pointed rebuke of the GOP and social media, urging his colleagues to also reject this quote. Dangerous ploy. Senator Josh Holly was the first to say he's going to raise objections when Congress meets January 6th to affirm Biden's victory. Other Republicans are expected to join Holli SAS disputed the GOP allegations of voter fraud in key states and criticized Trump. Raising more than half a billion dollars for his legal defense when it's really a blank check, calling that swampy politics Jackie Quinn Washington This'll is AP News. I'm Rita Fall Way Happy New Year, New York's Times Square was mostly empty as the New Year arrived. Police blocked it off to keep crowds from gathering during this pandemic. Cole's icer just moved to New York City recently. It's the first time in New York on New Year's Eve on she's not gonna be you know what we wanted. What? Everyone dreams about New York, you know, in the final moments before midnight, Jennifer Lopez saying dream on as a blast of confetti rained down on Times Square. Brief burst of fireworks and 2020 was gone. Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising hope goodbye, 2020, he said. Here comes something better. 2021. Corona viruses now killed almost 346,000. People in this country and now a man in Florida has the new strain first seen in England. Florida health authorities say the new virus variant was detected in a man in his twenties in Martin County, just north of Palm Beach. He had no recent travel history, suggesting community spread. This new variant, first seen in England is believed to be more contagious than the original strain of covert 19. It was also discovered this week in Colorado and California. Top experts say it's already probably spreading throughout the United States. I'm Jackie Quinn, the new Congress will be sworn in on January 3rd. But at the moment Republican senators in the current session of Congress or ignoring President Trump's demand to increase Cove in 19 checks to $2000. They're also poised to override his veto of the defense bill. Stalemates expected to drag into the weekend, though Wall Street closed the year for stocks with record highs. This is AP News Ben Thomason. Those record highs on Wall Street to in the year. Today, not reflective of the turbulent year. The SNP down on the NASDAQ wavered between small kings and losses most of the day before all finishing the trading session. In positive territory. The SNP gain 24 to a record 7 3056. Finishing up more than 16% for the year. The NASDAQ composite added. 18 to 12 88, powered by high flying big tech stocks soared 43.6% for the year. The Dow added. 197 points on the day closing at a new record of 30,006 06. The blue chip index finished 2020 with a 7.2% gain. Apple and Microsoft leading the way. I'm Ben Thomas. Fewer Americans went on unemployment last week, but the number's still historically high 787,000. I'm Rita Foley. AP News A Republican senator is criticizing the efforts of his party to disrupt the final certification of Joe Biden's election victory next week. Nebraska. Republican Senator Ben says, has issued a pointed rebuke of the GOP and social media, urging his colleagues to also reject this quote. Dangerous ploy. Senator Josh Holly was the first to say he's going to raise objections when Congress meets January 6th to affirm Biden's victory. Other Republicans are expected to join Holli SAS disputed the GOP allegations of voter fraud in key states and criticized Trump. Raising more than half a billion dollars for his legal defense when it's really a blank check, calling that swampy politics Jackie Quinn, Washington It definitely was a time where I got to be with my family. My kids gained some perspective on You know, I had been on the road bouncing between Europe and Vegas for the past year, so it was really nice to be settled in one place. Spend time with my family and Get everything wheels, turning all of it to get creatively set for 2021. Thank you for looking. Start.
"ben say" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Weather Good morning. Keep an eye out for a disabled vehicle on loop succeed No for eastbound at Heebner Road. It's not out in the main lanes, causing any major problems, but it's still worth being ready to tap on your breaks as you go on by. On to 81. We've got about 15 minutes of total commute Time in either direction between I 35 stone Oh, Parkway. I'm calling Ellis NewsRadio 1200 W away. I Partly cloudy, partly sunny today low nineties. San Antonio's first with Charlie Parker every morning. And to make the day more beautiful. What would Tuesday be without eight? Tiger King update Coming up in the next couple of minutes. Last night. Monday night Football. Double header. Steelers over giants 26 16 3 touchdowns for Big Ben Say Quan Barclay had 15 carries and six yards for the Giants. Tennessee beat Denver 16 14.
Addiction in the Age of Covid, with Dr. Amer Raheemullah, M.D.
"Honor Rahimullah It really happy to have A. On the show we've known omair out, of course, outside of work for quite some time as well. But I, myself didn't know about all the really interesting area of expertise that he dabbles in omair is a clinical consultant at Lucid Lane which is a startup. He'll be talking about relevant to the topic at hand today, which is addiction. and Dr Amirah Hemas, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University. School of Medicine and Director of the Addiction Medicine Consultant Service at Stanford Hospital. We're GONNA be talking a lot about addiction as expertise today. Given all the stressors that are happening in the world right now, armor is board certified in Addiction Medicine Internal Medicine, and he completed his training at Stanford University School of Medicine in his internal medicine training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. So as I said, his specialization as OPIOID, N., Benzodiazepine take. Notice that tapers off. You'RE GONNA have to educate us on on the right promotional US now say. We call it the Golden Ben Zozo Okay Ben says, and treating substance use disorders in residential and outpatient programs as well as in patient and office based setting. You're welcome super interesting to talk about this very important although under not as much talked about topic. So really important and interesting to dive into that. Thanks for having me Yeah and Omer touched on this or alluded to this Excuse me I'm we obviously know you personally out beyond just having you on the show full disclosure armour's my cousin and I think, Omer, you've got an interesting sort of linked to armor as well. Raise your brother in law and armor Western. Or Medical School they went med school together. That's right. My brother-in-law they went to med school together and. we live we all live in the bay area, of course. Ten to happen with this show but Yeah. Of course, you know my I live right across the bridge from Stanford in Amer works at Stanford. So but but again, really interesting really really interested to dive into some of these talks I didn't even didn't even I didn't even know all these things about her so Yeah. Yeah for sure for sure. Absolutely and as we often like to do err on you know I guess tell us a little bit about yourself Obviously we we we heard University of Illinois being mentioned there You are originally from Chicago Illinois maybe talk a little bit about your background, and then we can get into your professional life. Sure. Absolutely. So So you know born and raised in the Chicago. Land area. We moved out here a couple years ago to the Bay Area California, to pursue some extra training and addiction medicine and started working at Stanford, you know loved the weather and the work I was doing out here and I stayed on to launch an addiction consult service at Stanford. Hospital. Addiction concert services are a way of intervening and increasing access to addiction treatment in the hospital setting. So for example, you know we have a drug overdose epidemic you'll have things like drug courts because people with addictions commonly get arrested for things are run. INS with the law so they'll have drug courts where they'll have. treatment associated with these Felonies her charges that people get such this. It's this concept of intervening where there's a large population of drug addicts and people with alcohol problems. Save the hospital people with addictions also have a higher prevalence of higher incidents of hospitalization. So by intervening at the hospital level rate to. Intervene on a large concentrated population of people with addiction. So we we go in and we talked to people in the hospital who have a medical consequence of their addiction, and this is you know crystal meth heroin, alcohol cannabis issues as well. So psychiatric complications of their addiction or medical complications of their addiction, and they're really in more reachable and teachable moment just like you know after they have a legal consequence with the drug courts, there are much more reachable and teachable moment. So in the hospital we come in, we'll do a brief intervention get your family involved, get them started on treatment therapy medications, and then linked them to ongoing treatments. It's really new, cut a model, but it's rapidly increasing all over the country to address it's the idea of their. They've Kinda hit this low and you're kind of turn the leverage that low point to and make into a turn around moment, right? Absolutely. Absolutely. A lot of our patients are just going on about their business. Some of them have been thinking about salvaging and alcohol for some time others not even a thought, but once they come to the hospital. Their lives are such somewhat disrupted, and now they are in the hospital away from drugs and alcohol minds clearing up a little bit and in some sort of pain and suffering from their medical consequence. So now they're a little bit more teachable, reachable, frustrated, sick, and tired of being sick and tired. Then we come in and tell us and we start to have a real collaborative patient centered discussion and go from there.
"ben say" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Eric is in his 27th year of helping people have remarkable retirements, and he is a certified financial planner. He's a chartered financial consultant, and Eric will give you solid, independent, personalized financial advice. There are some words of wisdom that just stand The test of time, and and we have some of that timeless advice that we're going to share with you right now. So, Eric, I'm going to give you a quote, and then I want you to talk about what this has to do with retirement planning, Okay? All right. So this first quote is from Ben Franklin. I think we all know this quote. A penny saved is a penny earned. What does that have to do with your retirement? Well, it does have a lot to do with it, You know? I mean, there are some people that do spend a lot and obviously then that means you need a lot more for retirement. But Well, if you're doing stuff a little bit the thrifty or a little bit cheaper. It doesn't mean you have to be shortchanging yourself. Feel you can still have go out and have fun. But You know, sometimes feel just only think about things that they can do in retirement that are different Pride of the top ones, are you Khun, Go travel during the week, right has to be doing this stuff on a weekend. Often If you're doing a trip on a Monday or Tuesday, lots times, there's been a lot better deals. Lot cheaper pricing. You know, there's a lot of ways that you can save some money, so just looking around being a little bit more. It has been a little more time to try. How How can you say that money and not spend as much but still do is due the same fun stuff When you retire. You got a lot more timeto kind of research that and figure that out and Not that way. You don't have to spend as much you know that also just looking at little stuff. I mean, there's a term called dripping nickels or here's just having money slowly leaking out your wallet. Right on DH, You know now today that number one thing for that is Either Amazon or going too much junk and not price checking times, Amazons lots of cheapest, But the other one is all these things that you signed up for. And then you know, maybe you're not using it, You know? I mean, maybe you said hello. I really like that. That one. Siri's on Showtime's ought to be paying for that. And then you stop watching that Siri's and now you're still paying for it. You know, even using that right? But now they're charging you Whatever it is 5 10 bucks a month, And you did that with another one. And another one. And also he had those all up And you could be a couple 100 bucks in charge. Is it you were maybe not really paying attention to so looking for all those little things. You know you could make those those penny saved be like Ben said. Penny Penny here, and that's right, And that's what you do. That's what Eric does professionally every single day. He helps you try to keep more of your own money in your pockets. Here's another one from Ben Franklin. Wealth is not his. That has it, but his that enjoys it. What does that mean to you, Eric? Well, literally think some people think therefore one k or their investment account is as points on the scoreboard and whoever's got the highest points wins. That's really pointless. Literally, you know, unless you start using it, enjoying it, you know what's the value of all that hard work and all that deferral of fun that you did by putting that money away? You gotta build it, Use it, Enjoy it and do stuff with it. So, yeah, I think there's a lot of people that you know our Delaine stuff. Delaine stuff. I mean, it's amazing how many studies have been that that the adult Children say. I wish Mom or Dad would just spend more money on then you interview the mom and dad and they said, Oh, I'm trying to leave more money for my kids. And the kids don't want the money. They want them to have more fun. And I literally had that happened with one of my clients that after Mom passed away, they had a house in Sunnyvale wasn't much of anything but but Now, in hindsight, in the middle of all the tech campuses, and you know things sold for insane price, you know, well over $2 million dinky little house, But you know, right time right place when they sold it, and you know that it was all tax free to them because of after somebody passes away. You get that stepped up basis at death and And the sad part was I mean, obviously she was happy to get the money. But she was so bummed that her mom never took all the trips that her mom wanted to keep saying while I'm waiting for you to make sure I leave you, you guys money and stuff. She had the house. She could have spent her other head on, and she didn't do, though. So, yeah, that's one of things that I think people need to do, and And that you know, you could also retire somewhat when you're working right? So you could also take some time off right and go off and do some of those trips or do some of things. You don't have to wait till you're 100% retired. You know, I think that's another thing for people really be be paying attention to also is not just wait for someday, right do some of that now and do some of that later. Good point. All right, Yogi Berra, and he said this and nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. What's he talking about? Well, a cz. We all know things get more expensive over time. And you know, we all End up at some point, saying, I remember when this was once you start saying I remember when it's official. You're old, right, you know, And maybe my kids would be more more than happy to Point that out straight on, And so, yeah, when? When you remember that? You know, basket Robbins was a quarter a scoop, you know, and stuff instead of Ah, dollar 50 a scoop or $3 report on it. I mean, it's amazing off high up. It's gone, right? Yes. Yeah, That's one of things that you do have the plan for because if you're thinking that, Hey, I just need 5000 month to live on. And now that's 20 years in the future and all you planned on that was that same 5000. That was from 20 years ago. It's not going to feel like that anymore. You know it's going to be almost cut in half over that time, period, So you really need to make sure that money that you're withdrawing is actually going up in dollar amount, so that way it stays flat. In terms of purchasing power, So yeah, if you're not planning on inflation, that is gonna be a big big mistake. And you know that's again. Why we do this Planning is is we we say Yeah. What's that? My income. Go look like Yeah, that's that's the number one fear for most people is eyes. My money gonna last. Ah, no longer than me, ideally, right? How do you know that? Well, you have to take into factor, You know, taxes, inflation, health, care all those things withdrawing all that money over that time period. What's that gonna look like? How are you gonna build last isn't going to be there for the rest of your life or not? If not, what age is that, you know? Is it 70 80 or 90? When you run out of money, big differences between all those ages, Right? So that's what you want to know now before you retire. So that's something we could do. We could give you that income Security analysis we can look at. Here's your assets today. Here's what your income plan's going to look like and then just tell you the good and bad about it. And now at least then you have that data. You can make a decision. If you want to hire us, TTo help you figure out how to fix it. You can do that. If not, you go Do it on your own, but least you got that data and that's what we really want people to have. So again. We're waving our fees for right now for planning. 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"ben say" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Doing what they had to do. A big point of discussion was bailout. They wanted to bail out poorly run Democrat states like, you know, like, good name I could do right now. But why do it Because you know, the same state says I do and cities way don't not gonna do that will help. But we're not gonna do numbers. They talked about a number of a trillion dollars. We can't do that. So here's the Bernie calls, which is very, very funny. Bernard, the other punk in a pantsuit, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, trying to rationalize why the Democrats would be against such a helpful bill. Well, The fact is, is that whether their legal or not takes time to figure out I associate myself, remarks was in center says Who says they're unconstitutional Slop, But what you say? I think that's well right now. We want to address the needs of the American people. A CZ. Constitutional. My constitutional advisers tell me they're absurdly unconstitutional. Not true. That's a lie. They are constitutional. So once you get past that his constitutional what's her argument after that his name is not sassy pants. Kansas is, Ben said. Ben says Senator Ben Say, So this to me seems like no, there's nothing unconstitutional right about it. It's a temporary fix, essentially because Congress is not doing its job right and her and Schumer's intransigence for political purposes. Is what is what is the obstacle here? Right? So look, my sister, for example, like if one more example again, They agreed that the Republicans with the Democrats $105 billion hunted $5 billion for schools. They agreed to it once the Republicans said, Yeah, okay, We'll agree to that. They said, you know what? Let's make it $400 billion to give you an idea. You listen, my sister, for example, it doesn't matter. What you explained to her. She hates Donald Trump's so much that you can like you always say it's brilliant way back when he can find the cure for cancer, and they would complain that he's putting doctors of work, which is hilarious, but you so she's not going to change your mind. But I have to think. She's I love my sister to Dad. But he's an idiot. I have to think that rational people, rational people who are not in the bag one way or the other. Look at this situation where President Trump is clearly Tryingto help a variety of Americans in different places in their lives and say that the Democrats here are doing nothing. Nothing but looking for an argument. And while doing that really, really hurting, Ah, lot of Americans hurting Americans horse That's what they want. They want the issue they want. Ah, they weren't you know, they want the misery. They want. People be miserable in the run up to the election. That's they want. Bottom line or if they can get you know the Christmas tree. Ah wish list, which is filled with all kinds of crap garbage. Irrelevant to the Corona virus. I mean, Remember the windmills, the art center and the art Center, you know, studies for Ah, you know, transgenders were pink shoes whenever I mean, they have all kinds of crap in there, and they're a little wish list. That is never gonna happen. Good shouldn't happen. So what's going to happen here is this Ah, we're going to get this relief. You think Americans will get this belief is going to be such a battle. It's not goingto happen. What we have to wait and see is Does the Democrat do the Democrats that? Does somebody sue the president? To stop the executive order? Does a judge put a stay on the executive order? I don't know who condo's it. Ah, I would imagine it is the Democrats in Congress. I would imagine it's their job. But then they come off. She comes off looking like the Ah, the rich. Oh, bag. Cruella de Ville that she is right. You really does. I mean, these poor bastards out there our American friends who are really struggling to get 400 bucks a week. They need that extra $400. They got to sit back and wait because Nancy Pelosi wants to make Donald Trump look bad. I mean, I How could anybody look at this and not view it as a huge victory two months before Election Day for President Trump Huge victory. Nobody with a rational mind but again, there are a lot of people who are afflicted with TVs, and they're not rational and they have a 1,000,000 excuses and reasons why it shouldn't happen. None of the valid none of the plausible, but they'll still that crap. They go on TV and say, just like she tried to do yesterday. I mean, he's doing the right thing because they can't get their act together in Congress to do nothing, Congress 1 808 for eight W A. B. C 1 808 for 8 92 22 Would love to hear from some of you folks or in that position right now, who need that extra 400 going to get 400? You want from 1000 maybe 8 50 Now you're back to 400. You need that extra 400 loved here from you folks. What you're doing to get by and how angry you are with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. For trying to keep you in that hole where you can't really dig out unless President Trump gets his way Bernie and sit back on a Monday will come back. What if these short messages? This story is called the ugly truth about timeshare? If you think you've done your family a favor by buying a time? Sure. You need my help. Hello, I'm Chuck McDowell, CEO and founder of Wesley Financial Group. 10 years ago, I started helping votes cancel their timeshare contracts and in the process started what's now called the timeshare cancellation industry timeshares. Only thing that you can buy that You can't tell me how much it's going to cost or when it's going to end when you buy time. Sure. Problems with.
Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World
"So the other day Darius we took a little trip to a huge apartment complex in New York it is enormous one of the biggest biggest in the world. It spans like ten city blocks in New York houses around thirty thousand people. Yeah and it's known locally as stuyvesant town or Sta towns down a uh-huh cool village cat. It's like a bunch of giant brick towers sort of all identical in rows and we were there because because of an indicator an indicator given to us by Ben Ho. He's an economist at Vassar College. Yeah and Ben says this indicator is a big deal a milestone down and win this indicator hit this milestone. Ben said he was like Oh my God. I thought there should be parades and like people cheering and instead like there's a the articles and like the trade press and people haven't talked about much. I think it's a contender for the most important indicator of all time the most important indicator for all time at least for me. Ooh Okay make your case. This is fascinating. What is this indicator? Indicator is the cost of solar electricity specifically that the cost of solar electricity has been falling by a lot not falling by so much. It's actually now competitive with fossil fuels. It's gotten that cheap which brought us to the roof of a twenty storey brick building in February roof that has now covered in solar panels. And we were there. Because this roof is owned by one of the biggest baddest most profit focus companies on Wall Street in large large part because of Ben's indicator this is the indicator from planet money. I'm Stacey Smith and we are on the roof of building. We're here twenty or so stories above these filaret colds today on the show the price of solar what changed and I've been thinks this so important. It's a little windy too. Beautiful View his beautiful this message comments from NPR sponsored show. Bonnie Haute made to taste just like milk. Doc It's creamy frothy and great with coffee and cookies but without the dairy because it's not milk it's almost milk new Shabani owed support also also comes from the capital. One saver card earned four percent cashback on dining and entertainment to percents at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases now. Now when you go out you cash in capital one. What's in your wallet? Terms apply back in two thousand six. Ben Ho was the lead energy economist. Missed under president. George W Bush and he was part of a team looking for energy alternatives economically viable energy alternative. Being the operative word there the energy source to beat was coal it was the cheapest source of energy and back then like solar was almost like a joke. At the time I was looking at the numbers and cost five cents ends or four cents per kilowatt hour natural gas also in that range and sold there was like a dollar per kilowatt hour. Oh Wow and you were just like this. This is never going to be cost effective. You heard that correctly recklessly. Solar Power was twenty times more expensive than coal solar was just never gonNA happen. It was a non starter. It was a punchline and then something changed changed actually a bunch of. Something's yeah a lot of small things that took the price down by five or ten percent so for one thing. Government subsidies on the state and federal level brought costs down for businesses and residents got more people to buy into solar which meant more companies started making solar panels and then companies that made solar panels started competing against each other tomake cheaper more efficient panels as a result. The panel's got nearly twice as efficient and the price dropped from about a thousand dollars per panel to around one hundred and fifty dollars per panel today. Hey It's a series of sort of small process improvements over the past ten fifteen years for the cost down like a magical amount of money a magical amount of money. The prices solar job by more than ninety ninety percent from one dollar per kilowatt hour fifteen years ago to four cents per kilowatt hour today and that is today's indicator four four cents per kilowatt hour. which makes the cheapest form of electricity in the US and also in the world cheaper than cheaper natural gas jubilant coal cheaper than coal? Oh my drop. Yes because when that happens is ben everything changed and then thinks this will take solar power from like a fringy source of energy to a major maybe even the main source of energy in the world but at this point solar energy still only accounts for about two percent of the energy in the US I think that's totally changes. At least how icy climate change right so before when like solar and renewables more expensive it was all about sort of getting people to like sacrifice to do the right thing And now it's actually just getting people to save money. I mean if we're looking at pure economics though I mean if solar is only two percent and we have these huge entrenched energy can companies from the biggest companies in the world. That have a lot of money. A lot of jobs tied up in traditional like fossil fuels and those kinds of energies. Like how I mean. That seems like some daunting economics to overcome right. I think I'm a big believer in the markets. Now the soldiers act cheaper. Actually think that the market and capitalist pretty powerful driving force to move people torward the cheapest form of energy and you see that happening right So they just had the biggest year in history in the United States because of just the fallen costs companies like facebook book and Microsoft have started investing millions of dollars in solar energy and so has blackstone blackstone in case. You haven't heard them a giant Wall Street private equity firm Um and Hedge Fund. Basically they deal with money. Enormous amounts so much money. They manage hundreds of billions of dollars yep blackstone definitely really not like a hippy. dippy let's all try to save the Planet Company. No no no. This is not like reusable tote bag Greenpeace canvasser type company. They care about the bottom line and blackstone has started investing millions in Solar Power Blackstone owns the company that manages Stuy town the apartment complex in New York with all the solar panels and Kelly vaas is the CEO of that division of the company. And he oversaw this big solar project and he took us out to the roof to check out the solar panels firsthand. We're standing standing on the rooftop status in town and you're looking at a few of the nine thousand six hundred seventy one solar panels that we put on rooftops to be precise and isn't isn't the that's for size. Nine thousand six hundred and seventy one solar panels on building after building just spanning ten. The city blocks just laid out before us. All these buildings like as far as we can buildings so as you can see like how many square feet of roof twenty two acres does that have to do the math on the square feet on that. We did the math. We did the math and it is almost a million square feet of roof all painted white and all covered in shiny black glass solar solar panels all about the size of a foosball table. Kellyanne is team installed the panels last year and they estimated it will reduce Stuy town carbon footprint by about sixteen percent so the project cost of eleven million. That's a lot. Will you lose money on it as a cost neutral we make a little money we we we will have a return on investment. It's not significant. It's it's not a lot of money but it is definitely not a loss if it had been a loss Kelly. They couldn't have really considered going solar now that they have these panels up and running. Kelly says lots of other building managers and businesses have been taking exactly this tour that we took asking about how they might go solar as well. What's the biggest this question that you get from people who are considering doing it? Did you make money on it. They want to know. Is there a return on it. Is it affordable all of those things and in the answer for I was yes blackstone was so jazzed about the results of its Stuy town project it is investing another eight hundred and fifty million dollars and solar and this says Ben is exactly clear why he thinks the cheapness of solar is the most important indicator of all time on this sort of problem of climate change. I think yeah I've optimism. I think in part because a lot of the stories you hear about climate change all assume that coal-based future I mean listen. Climate change is not over as a problem Ben Points out. There is still significant obstacles to overcome if solar is to become a major energy source for the world. I mean for one thing. It only works when the sun is out. That's a problem battery technology that could store. Solar Energy is in great right now also the panels would need to get more efficient for all of STA towns. Nine thousand Rosen odd solar panels. Solarte will still only supply about six percent of the energy for the apartment complex. Still says now that economics is on its side. Now that the mathworks he thinks solar has a bright view. Now now biggest hurdles past right. I think it's for me. Is the most exciting indicator. It makes me optimistic about the future.
"ben say" Discussed on Bleeding Green Nation
"Yeah I miss. It's a touchdown. Do you trust Greg Ward Carson. Wentz may not because he's not really this is a practice squad or he's not really play with now. What does this tell us in terms of check downs? I was very impressed because you can even go to the very next play. Nine fifty one second insects are in naked. BOOT there's no pressure off this time. Because Dallas chips the edge defender he released into the flat carson throws at him. It's four yards. Well if you look about fifteen yards down the field Zachary's is beautiful little fake AAC Fake Post Corner Route Atlanta Collins. He uncovers he should be open for a seventeen yard. Game Carson. Wentz is not take him honestly. I'm okay with that I am and the reason I am because you cannot go broke taking profit especially when your team is not built to handle third and six and they are not team is built handle thirty two and so you throw this to Dallas Qatar. He's unable to make a player message. A nice tackle in space trump Danny Johnson who we've made fun of so far so Danny Johnson the sense of being third and short. Go pick it up first and ten and then Garso's deep disaster it's he doesn't get it but the willingness to check down and just take positive plays huge. I think when he when he's when he's rolling rolling out 'cause rolling out to his left so he was rolling off rolling to his off ball him maybe he recognizes the difficulty of this throw in Carson has attempted this throw outdoors left many many million head. But that's what I'm saying. Maybe that because you said he's more willing to check down his game than any other game. Maybe this is is a sign of growth or maybe it's an absolute outline. That's the thing is i. I spoke of audacity verse maturity in terms of pocket management to me a four yard. Pass the Dow Scott in the situation relation. While you know. I think for a lot of quarterbacks who would say oh this is so conservative. Swipe Derek Carr socks because he never throws the ball downfield to me. This is an example of where you can the same maturity because again you cannot go taking profit and for Carson. It's I cannot try to get twenty yards and every single play right like when the Messaging Carson a few weeks ago I was like just settle into the offense the reason the messaging was that was because Carson was trying to get a first down on every single play and he was doing it with worse and worse weapons it with worse than with protection on a weekly basis it was like Carson just capable guy you know what I mean. Let's let's keep you off on schedule and there was a big like after the giants game there was like see the Eagles told Carson Wentz to rip. It finally worked well. I'm here to tell you film. Wise last week's courses done a better job taking with the offense is giving him. I don't really care with the verbiage. Is He's executing better in terms of the the the the a scheme and and and what's designed to be open if you have got it for four yards take it for four yards and we'll take four yards all the way down the field. Can you believe Ben just call Carson Wentz a game manager. What's right? Yeah exactly kill me on so but this is this is this to me. This is an example of the audacity versus maturity spectrum and figuring out a balance there in terms of gay management. You're on a good long meticulous. Dr You've already converted a third down thirty nine on this drive. Your in your opponent's territory. Nearly tie ballgame. lets take four yards and and let's get to which we will convert. We can run the ball really really well and then we're GonNa have I intend and we're GONNA be able to take a shot. They took a shot. It was it was unsuccessful but they did and so these are checked downplays that to me illustrate Carson Wentz is a increased ability in In recent weeks to say I'm going to throw to vis open man remember remember when Mile Sands was on the swing route against the Patriots. And Tony Romo is like why you throw the ball fifteen yards field seven point game to take sanders to me this cars. I would've taken sanders and there's a lot of people like you gotta just do that. You gotta stick that swing route. Whatever I like didn't fully agree? But they says this would be more capable of doing. That's I think that's sign of maturity has a passer now the Czech downs in terms of checking run past the post run plays in terms of taking handoffs into neutral boxes instead of taking numbers advantage double screens. That's a different conversation about. Dawes Carson. Want to throw the ball to Greg Ward or handed off the Boston Scott. Because because it's really wants to hand off the Boston's got off the line. do its work. And that's where your offense is now going to become. I think slightly too conservative and namely too predictable. Because what does that does that change with the war game winning catch a game more confidence. I'm right he was able to find him on the question. Right does does that. File drive with brave ward. Four targets four receptions fifty yards game winning touchdown. Does this mean cars a little bit more willing to put the bomb-grade wards hands 'cause then important to remember about great wards breakout game. Is that up until the final drive. It was a below average average game and the the two catches before the touchdown were against Danny Johnson and necessity very much became the mother of invention. We had to start throwing the football somebody and then the wide receiver core and Greg Ward ended up being that guy rightfully so I think he's playing better than Robert Davis and JJ. I think a whiteside and Josh Perkins if you WanNa Perkins a wide receiver so he got those targets and you delivered that's excellent. Hopefully it spells more trust in the ability for the eagles to hit that wide receiver. Because you've got to be able to throw that bubble the great war because running into eight Ma'am bosses was seven blocker. We have a bubble tag is not going to be successful long term formula. That's why you have. The tag is so that you can throw that that we call these constraint plays constraint place blaze forced the defense to respect the idea of something such that you are able to get haven't ages matchups elsewhere. You have to throw the bubble all occasionally so that you don't always get ten yards off twelve yards off leverage and nobody that you have to bring those secondary players down potential safety over them and now you get lighter boxes so this is the idea constraint. Play this idea of these package flays. The other thing is so we see multipple. Wraps with Eagles have wide receivers who ten twelve yards of leverage tight ends flex wide receivers. They get ten twelve yards. It's of leverage with Eagles are trying to run the hurry up. They put a mile centers of Boston. Scott of there's wide receivers they to mind is the only pass plays they have run with a running back flex wide receiver have been designed passports through that running back. Boston's comes in motion. Then he gets a little flat. Pass right you're going to run out of capital there. This has been for the last two weeks you've made you know Chicken Salad out of chicken beep. If you forgive my expression eventually divas recorded it is gonNA say listen. I'm not covering him. I'm not putting a player over Boston Scott Slot because you are not sending down the field and if you hit me on route congrats rats. But I don't think you're gonNA eventually you have to start being able to do something with these wide receiver alignments against these advantageous leverages. Because if you don't you're going to be constantly running into bat boxes and playing into the hands of the defense so it's going to be important for the Eagles to find a way to get defenses to respect their wide receivers and it's going to start against Dallas. I mean Doug just said the pressure Nelson Galore during Howard. Unlikely to play you. You've got the same personnel. You gotta be able to figure this out interesting tweet. This cross my time on before we get Outta here that we're going to discuss on the next kissing so lack. This is from Calvin Watkins who covers covers the cowboys he says Dak Prescott had an MRI on his right shoulder. And Jason isn't Garrett said it's hard for him to function right now. Holy drill so I don't know what hard to function means as far severity but number one he got the MRI number two holy crap. Arosh backup question mark. This could be nothing. It could be literally everything. Because if it's Cooper Rush Oh boy brother I said I will not bob able to deal with the eagles going down. Seventeen to three to Kuba rush. I survive manning I will not be able to again. I mean we're going to have to keep you updated on this. It's a list so keep it. Keep it locked into bleed. Green Dot com here are bgn than we've already should belong. Jason Clarity already always saying I'm going to think about for the next day it's massive. It's anything it's massive all right. Ben Say Goodbye to the gentle listeners who we have now just set into its Z.. It's hard for me to function right now. Your Weight Steve Character Just said a to the Inquirer to Jeff Klein commotion. Planning through significant pain from the majority of the twenty nineteen eighteen season. This paint is forced him today. Weekly pre-game painkilling shots. IV drips the past week. The pain became unbearable. Unbearable is determined he required a minor and minimally invasive back procedure to relieve the pain. He's expected to fully recover three to four weeks. Komo the ultimate team player was given everything he has to this Organization for the past four years. Oh so back. Years of eagles players playing through back injuries. I've got more on backed by the way was that. So he he went the underwent the MRI revealed no structural damage. So assuming there's just an issue with functionality here I also is an issue with optionality because he can't function whatever that means but it's clean that the I don't know what the I don't know what they said. He got injured in the first half like if if he did. I didn't really notice in the game. But like I blinked and it was thirty one to seven. Listen thank you as always for listening and so I shall. We have an investigative journalism to do. So we ask the podcast they use always officers here on. ESPN radio we appreciate you. Swing by the Eagles Redskins thirty seven twenty-seven the final score are a game once again similar issues that we've talked about all season but positive growth from Carson Wentz from skill position players from Key members missile defense as well. The Eagles stepped into a week. Sixteen Game Against The Dallas Cowboys for the division dealing with significant injury once again beating back improbable odds as they look for a third third consecutive playoff appearance under Doug Peterson it's going to be a doozy and perhaps even easier with the news. That just broke. We'll have you prepped for anything and everything regardless when we release Are Dallas Eagles preview typically two shows holiday weekend one shelve..
"ben say" Discussed on Bleeding Green Nation
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"ben say" Discussed on Bleeding Green Nation
"The line is thirteen and a half for the eagles over under his forty four with the heck. Did we say that score was been twenty nine fifteen twenty nine fifteen twenty nine the Eagles score over twenty nine points or under you taking the oath retook the under for the jets fifteenpoints qualify that now take the around twenty nine for the easiest which is a very aggressive thing to do which I'm going to do because I do believe that there's going to be a a concerted effort to points on early strong first quarter. I think that if we have an aggressive head coach if the eagles have a multi squirrelly is going to continue to try to build the oldest or lead the eagles haven't blown team out in quite some time yeah I think they'd like to. I'm going thirty four six. What about you thirty six. Wow that's a lot less than fifteen for the jets. I I was thinking more like you know thirty. One Thirteen Nice Pailin dramatic score are there. You would say like thirty three to seven other thirty. One thirteen on the jets couple field goal at the end. We'll give you know Luke Falk and is now seven play forty yard drive that ends up six tenths yeah couple of comeback rounds deep outsor- Sir Robert Anderson up up. You'll you're pushing the over under you coward. Would you go over or under if like regardless of your I hit forty four right off. Have a take I'm going under probably under the eagles are going to put points quick right yeah. I'll under make sense to me that was under for four totals a bit bold when you have an offense like the eagles involved but I I just think the jets are that bad long drive to 'em game heavy running game whether it's working or not at the end who cares. Let's just take it home. GotTa establish got to establish the run like the Seattle Seahawks by the way we talked about that that Seattle Los Angeles game from Thursday. You Know Brian Schottenheimer Magic Number Theory thirty seven twenty twenty six or whatever the heck it is well. That's the balance fifty three runs plus completions as a win. They hit fifty six. The analytics are bumping into cannot deny them. That was nothing's things on analytics is that it relies on buckets or around by arbitrary numbers and this is clearly is is the trending to key in on. Ben Say goodbye to the gentle listeners. I think that's GonNa do it for for this half-hearted admittedly recap if you're just out listening to the kiss and soul I show for the first time this is typically not how recap shows go well. This says not a recap show. It's a previous House. There's that this is not how our preview shows go but this is also the jets. What if you want to know more about what Greg Williams is trying to do from a defense game perspective feel free to hit me on twitter. You don't want to but if you do now it's it's bad football team in the jets. Come coming to town on Sunday and that's okay. The Eagles could go for the gaming. It's a bad football team especially considering the slate that they are looking at week six week ten eleven of the season as they eagles get into their bye week. Obviously an important stretch as stretches are important for a football teams sixteen games that we start to think about the NFC east in about the playoffs. If in joy the show please go ahead rate reviewing subscribe on whatever appeals to your podcasts. If you have any questions of course I'm on twitter at Benjamin Sollac that's relegate. He's on twitter at Michael quickest. NFL THAT'S K. I S. T. on broad. BGN radio main show previews for the Eagles jazz preparing you for this weekend of what should be thrilling Philadelphia football. Thanks for listening. We'll catch you later next week. We all we all we need. Fly Eagles Adam Gates quote here sand almost last night. His spleen quote is not where it needs to be this. This goes back to what I was saying the show right where it's like. We're in his body just like a regular football thing going caps now. We're supposed to be you know. We don't think his shoulders where it's supposed to be at his spleen is not where it's supposed to be at. He's sick is is it is but where is it. He said he said and he chumpol. This is Jim from the step. Over the radio ballers podcast talking seventy sixers tune in this off season. Season is my co host maximize talk next steps and slowly recovered from sixers raptors game seven over a span of many many months were listened back to old episodes and make fun of how Romney were or to be confident only on the E._S._p._N. podcast network..
"Sports betting as Kenny learn the hardway is about out having as much information as possible before you bet or having friends who will share information with you go on so tennis sports bettors unlike Kenny. We have found this way to maximize the information they get do under the secret y-yeah you physically go to the match. Oh like be there live in person right right because if you're at home watching on TV there's a delay wait for like the umpire to press the button to get the score in but if you were there live you know before everybody else and so gamblers actually hire people to go to matches. They're called court ciders and I heard about them from this tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg. If you're courtside or you go to a tennis match you sit sit there and you push a button each time so I went to the point. If player a wins the point you press one button to player. B wins the point. You press another button. So are you telling me that it is somebody's job job to fly around the world and watch tennis matches and unlike press a button on their phone. That's a that is a job. Somebody could have right. You're in Monaco one week here in Madrid the next week come moths or what are we doing. Radio Okay so ben says there is a downside to this job. which is that tennis officials? Do not like anything that has to do with gambling. Is it feel icky as they make this kind of slippery slope argument where today maybe you're just sending scores tomorrow. Maybe you're like offering a player a bribe to take take a dive why that seems like quite a quite a slope but okay so what is developed is this kind of cat and mouse game right on one side. You've got the court. CIDERS sitting in the stands ends drying to send their updates on the other side. You've got the the officials from the tennis tournament trying to stop them. So at any given tournament match there will be people who are called spotters who are surveying the crowd walking around taking looks looking at their book of faces that people thin apprehended or who are known court ciders and matching people up so ben was at this tournament in Charleston and he actually saw one of these court ciders getting taken out by the security guard though and they sort of pinned him to the ground and I noticed that he had a wig wig that had fallen off his wig. We're kind of a WIG. was that was like a long hair. He said it was just like some cheap halloween week. It was obviously like Lens. It came off CERTA. The JIG was up ten system odd characters but even by those standards that was that was pretty strange. What is interesting to me about. What's going on. Here used to be the way you made money. If you're a tennis association was you sold Broadcasting Rights Yeah but then a few years ago they figured out hey we can sell the score the data rate we can sell forty fifteen forty thirty deuce right. We can sell that on to gambling websites to news sites okay A. and if I'm running a gambling website I'm obligated to do that otherwise my thing isn't going to work exactly but the court siders then are in direct competition with that stream of data there pirating the data the tennis organization would argue right then. It's a strange thing from a more free speech point of view honestly and here's a legal question. I mean I'm at a match and talking to you on the foam at the match and say Hey Nidal's up to one in the first set. I can't imagine that I'm breaking any rule by doing that. But the tennis this data rights police would say that you were in fact they say it right on the ticket if you go to the US Open the fine print on your ticket said something about how you are not allowed to transmit information for gambling purposes if they catch you court citing they kick you out. If you come back they will charge you with trespassing. His name is a casino that kicks people after counting cards. Counting Card is not against the law but it is against the House rules the Casino and tennis tournaments have that same kind of casino ethos that's when it comes to court
The Modal American
"Jacob do you remember a few months ago. Go on where i where i came over to your desk and i had that this pet peeve about statistics. Yes my issue is with this thing that people talk about the average american and like yeah. There's something sort of silly about the average american because it's like a melting pot who is average really but but my my quibble is more pedantic than that because i think people don't mean average american. I think what they actually mean is. Who is the person if i walk outside in to america. Who's the person i most likely to run into. Yes the person who there's more of that person than any other person. That ain't the average. It's not the not the median smart guy it is. The mode mode is the most underrated of what what are those things called like statis- mode median average statistics no. There's word for it to those things but i don't know what it is all right well. The mode is i think the most underrated are definitely mode. If you have forgotten your inter level stats class is the most common tom thing in a data set so if you have a bag of m. and m.'s whichever color there is the most stuff that's your modal eminem and when people talk about the average american what the actually mean is like modal american and i've never actually seen anybody run that statistic and just to be sure i called the u._s. Census bureau and they were low the lid off off of it yeah and they were like. I don't think anyone is doing that took. I looked all over the place and i could not find anyone who would truly run this statistic. Ah it boggles my mind that in this day and age there is any stat that isn't just like available at our fingertips so my next call was to ben in casselman love. You know bent gas. We worked together at the wall street. Journal longtime ago covers economics for the new york times. Now knows are like statistics programming language. He really gets it makes animated. Gifts of jobs numbers yeah so i called ben and ben was like i've actually thought about this. I told you bet <hes> <hes> which perhaps makes me a a non modal american. Perhaps ben said this came up just the other day for him. He said his tweet going around. It was like how the typical american like where their income comes from what they spend it on yeah but it was like they had sixty thousand dollars in labor income and ten thousand dollars and social security income okay now hold on a second and he's like no they don't. That's not a person here is no america well. There may be some american but that's like a weird freakish americans that is not typical. Yes you were probably working or you're collecting social security and almost certainly not both it's basically if you took all the americans and put them in a blender. That's what you would get but that's not any doesn't make any sense and so his point was like yes. No average is nonsense. You're going to end up with these nonsense. Blender people that you you may not even find in the real world. If you actually want to figure out what human beings exist outside your door you need to run the mode like there's some person where there are more people who look like that person than look like any other type of person that if if i went out and just knocked on doors eventually i would run into this very person who that person person and so. I was like then do you think do you think maybe you could help me find the modal american yeah. I think this could be really fun and it is actually something. I have thought about but have never had a reason to do. It had a reason to do it. That's right. Here's your invitation to the ball cinderella. Hello and welcome to planet money kenny malone and i'm jacob goldstein ben castleman and i set out to try and find the modal american and i am telling jake about up about it for the very first time today. He has no idea today. I am ready to be genuinely surprised. We have a cavalcade of guests out today. Jacob prepare yourself for a very nerdy show about trying to use a relatively simple statistic to answer a really complicated question great. There's been so much secrecy and
Europe's Balkan dilemma
"Today, we're looking at the Balkans, an area that dominated international attention twenty years ago after the wars in Bosnia and Kossovo. But it slipped from the headlines in recent years. Joining me to discuss the region, and at some certain prospects are the T euro penatta, Ben home, an Fokin correspondent, Valerie Hopkins. Ben the F T this morning described the Balkans as the most volatile region in Europe. Why would he say that? Because historically, it has been a region that has been full tired of by competing power blocks. You know, the ultimate empire the Austro-Hungarian empire the Russian empire and that has left kind of overlapping, national, and ethnic and religious divisions. And we are still living with the legacy of that, and sort of overlaid by an incomplete transition to democracy and the rule of law after communism and. Then probably on top of all of that you have corruption. It's deeply rooted. So Ben before we continue. Let's just define the region. How big is it? And how significant so we're talking about the western Balkans region roughly twenty million people about the population of the Netherlands, but with a really tiny economy, about the size of Slovakia's. And we're talking about Serbia Montenegro Bosnia Herzegovina Albania, north Macedonia, and Kosovo, of course. So it's a pretty small number of people with a pretty small combined GDP. It's not significant, but it's always been a source of instability as we've known for the last century. Valerie, Ben referred to this as a kind of incomplete process and some of the countries in the regions, maybe all of them have hurt. The delta Modeste nation will be joining the EU I'm thinking, particularly of north Macedonian Albanian, but they're finding very hard. Yes. Well, that's true. They've been hoping to join but also the e u has been hoping for them to join I mean for the first time this was articulated in two thousand three in there. I e you some. In Thessaloniki, all of the countries of the western Balkans were promised a credible path to accession we're given unequivocal support from the Member States and one year ago after north miss Adonia and underwent quite comprehensive changes north Macedonia, to its name, and two other reforms and L Bainian committing to a very onerous judicial reform were promised that they would get a green light this year. And as we saw yesterday that decision was punted again, for a couple of months, at least until October and from their point of view, how much of a disastrous. Well, it's quite a big disaster. I mean, enormous Adonia which recently changed its name in order to end a decades long conflict with Greece over their name, which Athens believed implied territorial desire over the Greek region of the same name, the whole public support for the agreement and public support for the government is riding on the guarantees towards progress towards the EU that are written into that. So north Macedonia, has moved forward in terms of its NATO membership. Several countries, I think, have already ratified the NATO accession protocol for them. But, you know, the European Union membership is what the public really wants and at a certain point, it may become untenable for the leaders of the country to stay in power if they can't deliver on what was promised them, and that would be a disaster for them. And for Europe. Yeah. Mean Ben you've been pretty critical of the youth decision. What's the argument for saying the eaves being sources that it had a unique? Novo paternity to put these two countries move firmly on the path of judgement. EU rules values and sort of binding them into the EU orbit, we have to remember that sort of enlargement process. If you just put aside the various problems that we've experienced over the is in the grand sweep of history. It's been a remarkable success for the EU it stabilized the region, it's brought prosperity and it's dissolved the division between eastern western Europe and the argument just to recap for those who don't totally recall took the EU from what fifteen countries to now. Twenty eight to twenty eight. Yeah. And so, in argument is probably the most effective European Union foreign policy, and it has helped put countries on the right path, and stabilize democracy and promote reform and promote the rule of law. But perhaps there are now plenty of people in the EU think we've reached the end of that process and the legacy problems from previous enlargements have come back to haunt the EU. Maybe the enlargement the accession process was not rigorous. Enough. And so now there are plenty of people who are having second thoughts about it. Yeah. And I mean just to play devil's advocate, I suppose if you are European politician, you will say, well, sure the future of these countries matters, but as he was saying Elliott's twenty million people in the, you have the rise of populists across Europe and places like France, the Netherlands, Britain's voted for Brexit. And it doesn't appear that accession to countries like, oh, near is popular. So perhaps that wise, not to do it quite possibly. But I mean, I think the calculation has to be how long can you keep these countries on the path to accession without ever actually giving them accession at the end of the day? And that solvency something that the EU has tried with Turkey and it's backfired arguably spectacularly, although you could also blame premise, Erta one, perhaps originally topper one for the kind of backsliding in democracy, and the sort of drift away from the European mainstream, in Turkey, but I mean that is clearly the calculation it would be good for Europe if. If Albany could be put on the path to membership even if it never actually meets the criteria to join fully, and you mentioned Obama. Valerie back from there. Give us a description of where the country is in terms of its economy, and its politics because when I was growing up out, mania was like the most isolated place. It was North Korea Europe. And the idea that it might even be close to joining the paean union in some ways, seems miraculous. Well, indeed, it is. And it's quite far off. But I think, you know, to build on what Ben said many Member States have grown tired of the process and have learned that they need to impose further and further restrictions. We see that many of the countries that have joined in recent decades still have problems with their judicial systems. So we're talking countries like Romania Bulgaria, yes, Hungary. If I may say, so the conditions and the demands that Brussels and the Member States have made on countries, which are hoping to join have actually become much more onerous Albania, my story that I did while I was in Toronto was about the extremely onerous. Writing process that all judges, and prosecutors are being subjected to which has left. The country's supreme court with only two judges. One of them I think is being vetted this week. So it may have only one judge so far, only one judge survived because the two tional court, I believe, has only one judge, which is actually quite stabilizing, on the political. See now as the parliament has moved to impeach the president for calling early elections. And no one in the court can judge on this. I don't wanna get too deep into their politics. But I would like to say to that Albanian has also accepted to host the first FrontEx mission FrontEx being the US Border police agency because during the two thousand fifteen migrant crisis, the EU sort of realized woke up and remembered that actually all of these countries in the Balkan route are inside of Europe that if you have weak states week, police weakens to, to Sion's at that will have consequences for the security and safety of the rest of the block. So there should be more interest in improving those institutions and the best way to do it all. Of the academic work that's been done in the Balkans shows that the carrot of enlargement, and of a real credible accession path is the best way to inspire reforms, but how is the economy doing? And how connected is opening to the rest of Europe, now compared to those days of isolation. I mean silly, anecdote but, you know, I come across our Bainian in London now buildings around the corner. So to some extent, they seem to have been integrated little bit. Well, absolutely. I mean, quite a significant portion of Albanians left the country in the nineties jobs, better opportunities. And I think it's rare to meet now lenient who doesn't speak at least two or three languages. But now, people are coming back business ties between mania and especially Italy, Switzerland UK are very strong and the economy's growing, I think actually in the Balkans. The economies are growing much faster than the EU average about four five percent. They still have a long way to go to catch up, but there's quite a lot of vitality and what about this issue of organized crime, which is thrown at all the countries in the Balkans. But I think particularly. Albania for those sitting in Brussels or elsewhere, saying, do we really want country in that condition inside the EU, how serious is the problem? Well, it is a serious problem. And it you know, it also goes to show that again you can't separate the Balkans. Even with the Albania or north as Donio, anyone not being inside of the EU criminals will always find a way to engage in their activity. It seems to me in some of my discussions with police dodges prosecutors that sometimes this threat is overblown. For instance, the Dutch parliament, several weeks ago passed a Bill asking their government to withdraw visa-free travel for all Baynes, dude organised crime. And then when you go and inject a Dutch officials, they say actually, this is not necessarily for violent crime. A lot of people are trying to get on both. Maybe they're trying to come to the UK but actually they're not necessarily being arrested for trafficking in drugs, or persons Ben turning to the other country. We were talking about north Macedonia that I suppose, makes the point that this is also still an issue. To some extent, war and peace. I mean they had extremely tense relations with Greece for sometime. Yes. They have done over the dispute over the name after the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. And that, of course, has prevented Macedonia, north Macedonia is now 'cause integration into the Atlantic community, the NATO. So I mean, it really was a huge that Ford when Zorn's Iovan Alexis, it press the Greek premier achieve this deal, and it still highly contentious in Greece. And we have a general election next month in Greece, where you are likely to see the return of a center, right? New democracy led government and new democracy has been very, very critical of the naming deal with north Macedonia. It remains to be seen whether they will actually go as far as to block their entry, but I suspect Athens will be a lot less accommodating in the future than it has been over the last couple of years. And if I recall correctly at the time, there was some evidence, which the Cyprus government acted on the Russian espionage Intel. Emergence agencies trying to stoke up opposition to the north Macedonia settlement does that raise. Also, I suppose a subsidiary issue, but crucial one which affects Europe's judgment, which is that to the extent that this area is not integrated with the rest of the EU becomes the sort of floating space. And there is no evidence that not just the Russians but also the Turks and even the Chinese are taking an interest in the western Balkans. Absolutely. I suspect it's possible to maybe overplay, the extent of Russian influence, although it has been substantial an acute in some places such as the authentic your and Montenegro and this attempt to stoke up resistance to the referendum on the name changed Illinois with Macedonia, which the Greeks are pro Russian country, actually expelled him Russian diplomats accusing the spine. The Turks are obviously increasingly involved in Bosnia to governor, and Albanian in Kosova, and the. Please spot an opportunity to extend their influence through commerce and through infrastructure spending. So, yeah, we're replaying centuries of history where this region has been kind of plaything for the great powers. And of course, I suppose it's easier for Europe to ignore to the extent that these above Ling cute problems, but lots of problems as long as it doesn't actually break out into violence. Now I mentioned at the beginning of the program that the broad or can region. We were at war twenty years ago is there danger of the old conference coming bubbling back. Or is it more that we're talking about serious, but subsidiary issues of people flows economic crises organized crime, and so on, is there danger of real all while I think you'd be foolish to rule out the danger of a return to conflict in this area in the sense that forty years ago, you might have done the same thing but history has shown how quickly this place can erupt into. James, and I suspect that remains although I'm sure it has reduced in the last ten twenty years, and there is more at stake for the region's inhabitants. If they have a clear path to e membership, which will bring guarantees of security, and better economic prospects. And the end of the day, I have the firm feeling that it's often corrupt politicians who have their own economic interests at heart, who are perpetuating the kind of ethnic divisions in this region. More than popular convictions. And Valerie euro correspondent on the ground. So how stable or unstable does it seem to you? Well, I do agree with Ben that seemingly innocuous crisis can escalate. And I think that in most of the countries, you really do have this kind of boiling, the frog situation where I is correspondent struggle with sometimes seemingly small jumps in a story, actually could carry larger consequences later. But I think rather than conflict, the major risk is just that the country will empty out with people losing hope. That they will be able to create a better life for their children and grandchildren. For instance, in Bosnia, which is a population of three and a half million in the last three or four years. I think two hundred thousand people left since January some thirty thousand people have already left the country. And that's when I talked to people, it's really a matter of losing hope that they will join the European Union and have a better life. So these countries will suffer catastrophic demographic decline. And western Europe will find if they didn't integrate them, they'll show up on the doorsteps. Well, many of them, actually are getting jobs in western Europe, which are empty, you know, these are educated workers doctors dentists health worker, social workers, so it's not the same as migrant crisis. Most of them are going legally with work permits, but they're leaving their home countries for good. Okay. We'll, we'll have to leave it. Thank you very much indeed, to buttery Hopkins in the studio and to Ben holes. Well that's it for this week until next week. Goodbye.
"ben say" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"This product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical all the drama in the NFL has nothing to do with the great slate of wild card games. We have coming up this weekend and everything to do with it Tonio Brown and Big Ben Levy on bell and Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh by now, you've heard the reports that there was some of practice and Tony Brown wasn't happy. And he missed the practice. And maybe it wasn't an injured leg where the reason that he didn't play on Sunday. And now we have the latest. This is from big Ben's weekly radio appearance. Let's listen to rothlisburger that that's the kind of athlete thing to me is is people are making a big deal about a walk-through on Wednesday that there was a blow up a fight between between he and I I don't know anything about that. If there was a blow up or something I should affected it like, it'd be one of my closest friends on the team. So I'm not really sure why where someone is low because coming from I've reached out to him numerous times. I'll call them texting them. I know other guys on the team have to and haven't heard back from him. But there's day morning. He and I talked and there was there was no issue. So I'm not I'm not really certain. So there are reports of a blow up between Big Ben Antonio Brown. And then Big Ben says about I would probably know about it. If there really wasn't thing on Wednesday. I don't I mean, I wasn't there. I don't know. Exactly. What happened? But something tells me that perhaps just perhaps be Ben is on the radio trying to kind of put a smokescreen over some tension. That's happening during practice. What do you think really happened on that Wednesday? I think exactly what we've heard we've heard enough of the rumblings around in about Antonio Brown now for really the last couple of years, but it's stuff that everyone near Pittsburgh is telling us has been going on for quite some time to where this not only sounds believable. But it sounds like the more than likely situation than actually went down in here. And I'm more inclined to believe it because he also didn't end up playing in this game and the more smoke. We hear about this idea that it wasn't because of a knee injury repent before the more. I'm likely to believe that the fire started in a situation like this where a guy in an Tonio Brown. Who's clearly been an had a little bit of this devotion in for longer than we've known acted up in a way that probably cost this team in real portions of the season. And what I interesting about this is you cannot tell the truth, but also not li- like Big Ben to said, I didn't see the blow up, but they've been did you have a tense conversation. Was there may be an argument was there disagreement that something happened and this also this angle too? I wanna talk to you about Mike Tomlin said that they were. Going to get his leg looked at that. There was there was an injury. Now, again, you sometimes you don't have to lie to not tell the truth. How much do you think? This injury was a factor in Antonio Brown. Not playing on Sunday. I'm sure it was somewhat of a factor. But considering what was it stink? You were going to be working overtime. And this is the case in almost any situation where the stakes are real. And you've got an injury that borderline. You're doing pretty much everything you can to numb to shoot up. Whatever you have to do to get an injury to a place where you can be on the field and be effective at a critical time of year for your team. So Mike Tomlin, I think we probably haven't given him enough credit for the masterclasses put on in keeping these kinds of outbursts that I have a feeling of a crew with more regularity than we have seen in the public from ever leaking to the outside. So maybe he doesn't get enough credit for the coaching job that he's done in Pittsburgh there with this kind of stuff simmering just below the surface. I'm glad you brought that up because there seems to be a lot of people that point the finger at Mike Tomlin for not keeping everything under control. And it's like, so you know, what there's probably a lot..
"ben say" Discussed on Bleeding Green Nation
"Or you scored like those are the only two things, right? Those the to venture valley's so thirty second in marginal exposed thirty I in big play rate. So if they could maybe make a player to this week would be awesome been all agree that the eagles score over twenty. I thought you did a good job summarizing that that covers it for today's show as we mentioned before BGN radio is going to be coming up in the morning, and then we'll have another kissing so elect show will be flipping size of the ball of the eagles defense against the Cowboys offense will break that down as we go into the weekend ahead of this gigantic matchup of tightness. Dallas Cowboys in the Philadelphia Eagles Jason Garrett. Doug peterson. Ben say goodbye to the gentle listeners. Thank you as always gentlest listening to the show bike or two did the wrap up at fortunate prepared this time I wanted to give shadow of somebody. This was really cool. So my sister got engaged thanksgiving. Oh, congrats to her litter. No us stuff has vaccinating on and her fiancee's is a man in the army and his brother her future brother in law is in the air force. He was on a plane. I believe from Paris a few days ago and got to talking with another guy who was from Pennsylvania hit that famous from Pittsburgh, and he was an eagles fan. And he's talking about like, all like, my my my brother's marrying this girl and his brother her brother works in full never does his pocket and the guy asked wait what's his name, his Ben so lack and this dude name is Jeremy FOX he's in the air force. Listen to the show, Mike in Paris. He loves the show. Here's like, dude. I love bad. He didn't say anything about you mass price. Listen to the show and he loves overseas. And it was really close to the story. Got like related to me through my sister through her future mother-in-law big huge connection. Anyway, shouted Jamie, FOX, Donna when you're listening to this. Thank you for everything you do for the country, and it's so cool that through wild connections, and very very nice fortune. We got to hear about one of our listeners overseas. That's awesome. Thank you so much for listening. This is shout. Jeremy what we need you to do is Addison Twitter. So that we could submit to a poll I couldn't find him on Twitter. Like, yeah, we to you question. We have a very serious question to ask you because we all we got we all we need. Why? I'm Ashleigh Carmen. I'm Caitlyn Tiffany. We're the host of wide you push that button. The verges show about all the twice as technology forces us to make where back for three about questions. Like, why do you do it your and why do you type in lower case letters that make you seem like a serial killer? Why are you on dating? We're really seeing a new episode every Wednesday, and you can find anywhere you typically find podcast, which is podcast Suge pag has podcast. So go ahead. And subscribe in check us out.
Ben Roethlisberger's comments 'disturbed' Stephen A
"But Big Ben Rothlisberger decides to open this mouth. And what does he say? He questions offensive coordinator. Randy Fichtner, not calling juju Smith Houston's number enough on a final drive. He questioned James Washington. Dropping a pass he questioned Antonio Brown's row. Running said nothing about his own damn interception. Said nothing. And then when you know, basically addressed. Over the thoughts of publicly criticising teammates. This is why Big Ben Rothlisberger had to say. Well, I think I have earned the right to be able to do that with as long as I have been here. This is what he told Chris a damn ski or Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune review. He says an I'll just be just as a critical of myself in the media as well. Well, I hear that. I haven't heard of that. He goes on being around for a long time with a lot of different players. You have to know how to motivate different guys at different ways. I think that's part of being a leader being a captain just understanding players. Sometimes you just grabbed him off to the side. And sometimes you have to be honest with them. So how does big win Roxburgh thing? Those he openly critiques whether it's on his radio show to other media where we ask we will ris at Big Ben says, go asked them, I have no idea. I would hope that they would understand that as the quarterback in the captain that I have the right to do those things. I don't feel like I abused that situation. So I don't think it's an issue. But you would have to ask them, wait a minute. I thought you said part of being a leader is known agus. Sometimes you got some guys you've got to pull to the side. Some guys you can sit there malign publicly. Now you saying they'll ask them, you don't know. So you didn't know how
Justin Bieber Engaged To Model Baldwin
"Pansies entertainment reports which brad and angie five kiss up bieber and hailey baldwin are engaged lebron the question while at a resort in the bahamas on saturday everybody was at a restaurant on the property salsa dancing and stuff and then just insecurity told everyone put your phones away something special is going to happen justin then propose to haley in front of everyone the ring is massive have you seen this ring no oh my god it's like the size of a like a gigantic walnut walnut on steroids it is humongous so he's twenty four she's twenty one no rush there at all right nba star ben simmons says he wasn't texting while partying with kendall jenner despite what told paparazzi ben kendall tanaka were all at delilah lila's in west hollywood thursday bending kendall left together and then tito bob with some friends paparazzi after if she and ben said hi inside the club and she said ben was texting her all night sources close to ben say that that's a flat out lie she ended up in bidding she made it up and created some unnecessary tension more to check out online today you gotta see haley's ranging from bieber humongous it's on our website traffic good morning from.
"ben say" Discussed on Embedded
"Still inside the administration the plan to bomb syria is going forward secretary of state john kerry goes out makes a big speech denouncing bizarro assad basically making the case for a strike slum cite the risk of doing things we need to ask what is the risk of doing nothing ben says staffer start to talk about how obama will announce the bombing primetime speech or not and then obama goes for a walk with his chief of staff denis mcdonough who was against intervention after that ben and some others get called to the office and i walk up there and i was the first guy in the in the room in a bomb on the desk and he says to me you know i've got a big idea and i remember just being like well you're the guy dea guy you know and he says i decided to go see congressional authorization for acting syria like that thing the republicans are preemptively accusing me of not doing i'm gonna do it one of the biggest criticisms of obama was that when he was campaigning in two thousand seven he told the boston globe quote the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation unquote so on that day in the oval office obama reminds ben and others about that quote and he's i agree with that guy like i that's what i believe i'm that guy like i believe in the national law and constitutional law and he's like we can't keep going into wars and middle eastern countries this way like there's too much power in the presidency i'm trying to show that i mean what i say that in a democracy like we all have to be behind these decisions so they go around the room and nearly everybody is like all right let's ask congress vice president joe biden says congress will support obama they'll be there for you on this he says the only person who didn't think he would get get sport from congress susan rice national security adviser rich i have to say and it was interesting because i wouldn't put this in the most delco way possible i think as an african american like susan saw the nature of the opposition to him in a way that was different from biden in that biden was like well these guys are always hard on you but but on something like this they'll be there and susan's like you know they'll never be there we contacted susan rice about this but she declined to comment so then.
Real or not? Chris Davis could have worst season of all time
"Reasons i'm not sure about chris davis is oh yeah orioles chris davis what's going on with chris davis perfect this is a sensibly an email show and i have to emails here about chris davis so those so that this will technically be an answer to emails so steve says not really a question but at some point we have to talk about just how bad chris davis year has been and the fact he's been allowed to continue playing rate as an orioles fan at pains me but it's also pretty amazing we are watching well a few of us are watching the worst full season ever and then ben in silver spring maryland says as an orioles fan i always expected to bottom to fall out on that enormous chris davis contract at some point still i certainly was not prepared for worst hitter in baseball in two thousand eighteen bed so i have been obsessively checking his grasp page trying to understand it so ben in silver spring maryland is the culprit he is the one who is faking chris davis come at the top of the search bar and ben says mmediately his home run per fly ball rate jumped out at me the first time i looked it was around eight percent for the year as of this writing his ten point five percent for the previous six years at ranged from twenty two point six to twenty nine point six percent only dropping below twenty five percent in two thousand fourteen it seems like there must be some relevant information here how much is this the cause of his terrible overall numbers or is it more symptom of something else that is it self the cause is this the kind of thing we should expect to see regress by year's end or is it more likely to stay this low are there other indicators that would suggest which so just so ben can stop checking the fan gress page what can you say what were you going to say about chris davis's perhaps historically terrible season can i so chris davis is now played in parts of.
Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers wishes rookie teammate Mason Rudolph good luck before rookie minicamp
"You guys should davis a creature of habit here we crack jokes about dave rocking the he wears the piano key scarf he was the piano key beanie today though piano key scarf is a is a staple today just the gray beanie with dave also you rock demons give a demon sweater is that what i've seen word yeah i've got a san francisco demons tshirt says the hell hole and i've got my old usfl oakland invaders jacket as well oakland invaders i knew a guy who played for the oakland invaders depre used to play out at a what i was working at stones town galleria and the nordstrom espresso bar when i was in college dude used to come by everyday get his large coffee he played for the for the invaders he told me a started played the nfl a little bit too defensive and played at cal told me a story about how when they won the title they didn't get championship rings they got a belt buckle there you go let me tell you this dude not a die who was rocking cowboy boots and adult buckle tommy maddox though the the former quarterback of the pittsburgh steelers in the l a extreme was asked yesterday since he was the veteran quarterback who had to hand the reins off to ben rothlisberger he said he thinks big ben says he's going to help this kid after mason rudolph they asked him on draft night are you expecting big ben to a to usher you into teach you the playbook and and and you know a very they called it a diplomatic response he said you know it's not on big ben it's on me it's my responsibility to learn the playbook and to adapt to the nfl i think that's the right answer for a kid to give say hey it's not on me it's on me to do this is my responsibility he's already done it but a lotta people sort of took big bend response to that the wrong way ben rothlisberger said on his radio show last week if he asked me a question i might just point to the playbook and he kind of laughed it off any any went on to say you know i would probably answer questions for ben roethlisberger doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's who's confident or or pardon me.
"ben say" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Okay and now that you've got a new weapon at your disposal as well from the draft in in ridley how how do you see that working out this fall i figured it worked out really well you know i guess i'm you know should put on maroon helmet with a number of side not honorary alabama with the two guys that we can get pretty good bama guy outside which is well i mean in that kind of leads me to the way that you overheard the conversation in this hour of of the show starting matt and it's kind of weird to ask somebody who's just signed a long term deal as you have but you are ten days shy of your thirty third birthday so when you see big ben say what he had to say about mason rudolph what what are your thoughts starting quarterback when you when you hear him say that he does not know why they would choose somebody that doesn't help the team win now matt well you know i again i don't wanna get into the business of putting words in in other people's mouths but you know from a from a from a competitive standpoint i you know i understand the feeling of hey i feel like i'm gonna stab starter league and and you know when you are drafting guys from a from a veteran player perspective you're always saying okay how can they impact this team now so you know i understand that thinking you know from a certain stigma point you know but you also have to trust in the fact that the the front office reorganzation have a plan for for all things moving forward and you mentioned trading jimmy garoppolo i heard a little bit of that before i came on and how the patriots use that to advantage for draft picks whatever it was at that time so there's a lot of different reasons people do certain things i will say this i think ben has some really good years of front of him i thought he played extremely well last year and and has been one of the best quarterbacks in this league for a long.
Political Director, Director and Fbi discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow & Elisa Jaffe
"Again on the trans pacific partnership trade deal from which the president withdrew the us last year the president meeting with farm state lawmakers who urged him to rejoin the tpp or transpacific partnership because being left out is hurting american companies and farms they want to feed the world and they want a reduction of tariff and nontariff barriers republican senator ben says saying the president told his economic advisers to try and get back into the tpp unclear whether other nations will say okay andy field abc news washington defense secretary james mattis says the world's chemical weapons watchdog looks to have inspectors in syria within the week while the suspected chemical attack there has the us drawing up plans for a military strike the presence of poisonous substances has not been formally confirmed president trump said an attack could take place very soon or not so soon at all we're looking very very seriously very closely at that whole situation we'll see what happens we'll see what happens it's too bad that the world puts us in a position like that multiple investigations underway in cincinnati after the death of sixteen year old kyle plush trapped by a bench seat in a mini van in the parking lot of his high school plush called nine one one twice police never found him something went wrong here and we need to find out why we weren't able to provide that help it we hope we could ask cincinnati police chief elliott isaac says one dispatcher has been put on administrative leave in his forthcoming book former fbi director james comey says president trump sought loyalty like a mafia boss abc news political director recliners read an advance copy homey was so concerned about these interactions that he was dictating memo's writing memos in real time ultimately allowing a friend of his directing a friend of his to leak the contents put out the contents of one of those memos the white house says no comment about the book up day on wall street the dow closing two hundred ninety four points higher the nasdaq gaining seventy one you're listening to abc news komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven number one for news good afternoon it's four zero two overcast with fifty one degrees in seattle i'm elisa jaffe with tom glasco here are the top stories from.
"ben say" Discussed on /Film Daily
"If you look at run tomatoes the audience scores quite high wall the critic scores quite low i have not seen this film have either view watched yet i know ben said he has not watched it now i haven't i haven't wash it because i didn't want to contribute to the net flicks algorithm which obviously aided in the third of three mining of the sequel because so many people watched a i it was considered a huge success despite a lot of the critical um bashing that it got from movie critics who some called it a worse movie of the year ah um that makes me almost wanna watch it uh i it is interesting that maxland this isn't being brought back i wonder if this has to do with uh you know i i think latest has developed a reputation of uh of sorts of uh you know studio seemed to want to go their own direction with the scripts than he kinda gets dropped off deary like a the collaboration ends at some point trying to think of the nicest wave of saying this or if uh recently there's been some accusations of sexual assault accusations nobody has come forward but there's been murmurs on twitter and landis has been uh suspiciously quiet and he's usually very vocal on twitter some wondering if a netflixing company that he had the problems with kevin species uh preemptively cutting ties with the landis i we don't now you know you know nobody has come forward.
"ben say" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Bruce who'd been conovy kylo ban bennett shamlan ben say szebeni fang elements with a dollar sign him were haas and perhaps you know here on out he will be producer pain we shall see i think so i i'm going to need a uh a really compelling pitch to drop producer okay this is a call to arms evacuate had j a vowed civil ireland added it rises he's have in front of him he's having a great time because my commune holders studio and benz just he's just doing is being at benny el he has finally set amount the yard he just runs around in his bayne for hours he keeps himself this who who blew so yes so it's it's it's a two thousand twelve film yeah jeers after inception which is pretty impressive actually yeah considering the scale of this movie and the scale of inception yeah i would argue i i have a an idea of how what with sacrificed in that time crunch oh really you have an idea interesting crazy because this three years between pera began to the dark night which is significant although he did make a move him in between gastric shirt um uh and uh yeah and it's a two hundred thirty million dollar budget big movie i mean you're going to write a cheque right i mean and i i'm sure mr nolan was paid handsomely to make a movie he was less than through the asked about that interviews he said like for a long time i wasn't even sure make this movie and.
"ben say" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"And other key officials that with pence is really dealing is preparing for himself not teen trump and that's what they insist is not true despite the fact that the new york times says that they have sources insisting that it solid dan stay with us want to bring back cnn's a political director david john david on the reaction who was retard rather than vice president is not really the most effective way to make historic go way is it or is is this really for an audience of one of the prison united sates for him to see that vicepresident pence is fighting back against them there's clearly that and there is no doubt that that kind of over the top statement made this a two day story when it would have been just probably sunday morning round chatter and then moved on from there so he and they knew that they knew that when they made that calculation eat also by the way if you believe the times reporting that that the this building of an operation seventy keeping this story out there uh indeed is part of making donors enacted this aware that mike pence he's a political future for himself irrespective of anything to do with donald trump dinner near times in addition to vicepresident mentions others like senator tom cotton ben says governor casic i mean also making moves toward a 2020 bid right and and look all of those republican politicians have definitely done some of the things that the vice president has done going to irela uh you know getting ready with a book uh a political action committee and the and the case of john case take up more than one and so yes there's no question that it it's sort of the the bench the republican bench gearing up being ready uh understanding that in politics it is all about timing and the time may come when you least expect it and you got to be ready at any time uh certainly barack obama is a key lesson for any politician in that in that deaths story there ap said that is that that is going on and again it is it's not so much that they think that.
"ben say" Discussed on I Hate My Boss
"Dole latte larrysiegeland today's show we're taking a look at all kinds of personal crises from mentors who might not actually have your best interests at heart to how you can move on after you get passed over for a promotion our first question comes from band who still feeling guilty about a fair he told during job interviews ben says i was at a new employer for about six months when i was fired the problem went back to my second month there the company was making changes at the time which changed the role in which i was hired when discussing the situation with my boss instead of saying that the job was beyond my car skill set i simply said yeahi can do that but i couldn't and i wouldn't admitted and so i was let go i learned a valuable lesson about honest self assessment unfortunately when i was looking for a new job after i was fired job interviews all but literally came to an end the moment i began discussing how things ended at my previous job no matter how i spun the situation eventually i decided to fair and say that i was let go as part of a reorganization while that was not all together untrue i know it's ally but the attitude of interviewers immediately changed and instead of disappointment i got a lot of sympathy and the interviews continued swimmingly usually followed by job offers it's been six years a new city and to employers later buti still feel trapped in a lie i still say interviews that i was laid off instead of fired while i feel guilty i need to be employed and now i don't wanna be denied better opportunities for that past mistake i feel like i have no choice but to keep doing it is what i'm doing wrong ohbeni just gotta say i can't honestly believe there is a person out there in the world who believes that forjing the details of why they left a job is is a lie you have to live with that is causing you so much pain after all these years i do not endorse lying but in this case do not sweat it dude people obscure their reasons forgetting fired all the time.