31 Burst results for "Berkman"
"berkman" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"And with the addition of paul millsap is well. They just add more. Add more debt to that low post so now the have aldridge by griffin ample set. All of them a little post so now so they're berkman is fixing a problem to be had in the playoffs last year which is like a death in that position but one thing that has the that can be fixed still brooklyn is third defensive defensive aspect of it so the marks like i say he will he will provide a low post president defense Defense has never been his his forte. But just having his size there will prove beneficial for brooklyn in. We'll paul millsap brings is almost always in my mind has is has always been a pretty solid defensive player in the low post and the in the he's another post player has been under size. He's very agile can. He's very good at scoring stretching the floor so this is like more space creating more space for brooklyn on offense than one not sacrificing. The height are the size neither agree pickups for.
"berkman" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"And forty-one unlawful robocalls to wireless phones without prior expressed consent in violation of the telephone consumer protection. Act this is the largest telephone consumer protection act robocall fine ever proposed by the commission it is also the first action where the afc was not required to warn robo callers before robocall violations would be counted toward a proposed fine that's per congress's recent amendment of the tcp a cool the sec's enforcement bureau. Investigation found that the calls in this case were apparently prerecorded and made consumers wireless phones without the required prior consent subject to narrow exemptions. The tcp prohibits making prerecorded voice calls to wireless phones without the consent of those receiving the calls regardless of the content. The robocalls in this case made on august twenty six in september fourteenth twenty twenty used messages telling potential voters that if they vote by mail their personal information will be part of a public database. That will be used by police departments to track down old warrants and be used by credit card companies to collect outstanding debts. The commission began its investigation. Following consumer complaints and concerns raised by nonprofit organizations. The enforcement bureau worked with the ohio. Attorney general's office to identify to dialing service providers that provided subpoena responses confirming the robocalls campaigns and identifying the clients who had hired them for the service that's wall berkman. The bureau used the subpoenaed records regarding to the calls to determine the calls apparently went to wireless phones and that the messages were prerecorded. Really fucking stupid. Jacob and jack berkman just so easily traceable to you and your mom's basement. The consumers who agreed to speak with the bureau about the calls confirmed they had not provided prior consent to the callers. Subpoena also produced email exchanges between the dialing service vendors and woollen berkman about the call campaigns including choosing which zip codes to target and quote the tape. We want to go out. The calls themselves identify well and berkman by name and use bergman's wireless fucking phone number as the caller. Id will in berkman also both admitted under oath to their involvement in the creation and distribution of the robo calls with berkman stating in the us district court for the southern district of new york. That that is yes. Yes the pallone. Thune telephone robocall abuse criminal enforcement and deterrence act. Let's again the pallone tune telephone robocalled abuse criminal enforcement and deterrence act Abbreviation traced that act twenty nineteen amended the tcp a so as to make inapplicable provision of the law that previously required the commission to issue citations to non fcc regulated parties that violated tcp. A these citation requirements did not apply to the truth in caller. Id act which established a caller. Id spoofing limit. And under which the agency had issued numerous large fines so they just amended that in two thousand nineteen go democrats. The propose action formerly called a notice of apparent liability for forfeiture contains only allegations that advise the party on how it apparently violated the law and may set forth proposed monetary penalty the commission may not impose a greater monetary penalty in the case. Then the amount proposed in the nfl near the allegations nor the proposed sanctions in the nfl. Our final they're not final in these parties will be given the opportunity to respond and the commission will consider the party's submission of evidence and legal arguments. There are none the black and white and cut and dry and illegal but they'll they'll consider it and maybe maybe berkman all show up with us fly down all right. Are you ready for some sabotage All right this is a good. One are fanned eager fruman former associate of rudy giuliani. Who worked to collect damaging information about joe biden before he became president as now expected to.
Conservative hoaxers face $5.1M fine for election robocalls
"Two conservative hoaxers are facing a record fine for allegedly making illegal robo calls connected to the twenty twenty election the proposed fine from the Federal Communications Commission for Jacob wall Jack Burkman and Berkman's lobbying firm is more than five million dollars they already face criminal charges in several states of organizing eighty five thousand robo calls that falsely warned people in predominately black areas information gleaned from mail in ballots could lead to their arrest debt collection and forced back the nation this could be the largest fine for violating the telephone consumer protection act Berkman calls the proposed find sad both men say the Biden ministration is looking to distract from the U. S. pull out of Afghanistan and other woes Michigan's Attorney General says the massive fine reflects the seriousness of the allegations I met Donahue
"berkman" Discussed on The Uncertain Hour
"That swing between this people that know. Sit on their butt all day. They'll do anything and then say feed me close me. Give me your money and this helps people having a hard time finding jobs and they need a little help to Get on their feet. They can pay their bills and make sure that their family safe insecure. But the thing is if you drill down and ask people okay but what exactly is welfare these days. How does it work. who does it help. They're not so short welfare Welfare i would say. Maybe i don't know i'm sorry. Welcome to be uncertain our river things we fight the most about can be the things we know the least about. I'm christy. clarke. Senior correspondent with marketplace's wealth and poverty team. And this is our new podcast where we will dig deep into the uncertainties of our economy today to try to make some sense of making in america questions like who deserves what and why who needs help. And why how you get ahead how you fall behind all these things that we used to take for granted in our economy. That aren't so certain anymore. This season a subject that hits all those big questions welfare and more specifically what the hell is welfare anymore because to understand our economy today you need to understand what we do for and about those with the least in it. And i'm gonna guess it's not what you think so. Here's one astonishing fact. I can tell you over the last twenty years. The number of families living in deep poverty on less than two dollars a day is rising and most of them. Don't receive welfare. Meaning that for moms like laura brennan even affording basic necessities involves major trade offs like cough syrup. Cough medicine is very expensive. You've ever children so. I try to pull squirrel a little bit away for a rainy day. But it does get hard when you're down to your last dollar and it's will go by four pack of toilet paper or do i get cough syrup. Berkman kids so how did we get to this place. Where some of the poorest families in america are living with almost no safety net over the next several episodes. We're going to try to answer that question by looking at welfare from lots of different angles. Who is and isn't on welter today. How most welfare dollars actually got spent. Why welfare was invented in the first place. And how it's changed today. We start with the folks who started to transform our safety net twenty years ago the welfare reforms. Some you may have heard of some have become footnotes of histories. But we're going.
"berkman" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"Jail for thirteen years. Instead alexander berkman does and then goldman and berkman had a big issue. Because when leon salgado's killed mckinley and nights you know one. It was really. Its kinda humorous. In retrospect he gets arrested and they're like why did you kill the president he goes. I was radicalized by goldman. She's like dammit. I don't even know this guy. And she made the point about like wise it worse than the president being killed in somebody else were all equal and you would think if you're against capitalism against the ruling class. This'll be your first target but berkman who went to jail. Who tried to assassinate someone. he had said mckinley. This is your villain. He's just a party hack. He's like a symptom the time these this is. This is foolish and golden disagreed with him. She thought it wasn't necessarily Justified but i don a something that was defensible. so the three of them Had their differences on the use of violence and in fact when she came back from russia and was denouncing in her book. My disillusionment russia my first susan roster the last chapter she goes look. I'm not saying i'm against violence. When there's the revolution concert can have to use force. She goes but it's not the force of the state against the working class against the masses. This is exactly where opposed to. This is a complete obscenity to our principal so that was interesting. The fact that she was a her prodigal mother earth was a clearing house for many prominent You know ideas of the day that were an anarchist but we're certainly radical so she was a bit and she was like tiny five one who said to have this little woman who was so feisty and talk back to lennon. Talk back to lennon. would took on. Leaden woodrow wilson jagger. Hoover was ford deported. her Someone who just and the thing is you have to be careful. Because i think just like war. It's very easy to glamorize violence at regarded as something admirable of her roic. Like you're fighting the cause but if you take it out that romanticism you're killing someone who had kids you. Are you know killing some with the family. You're you're you're gonna shoot someone they're probably going to retaliate twice as hard violence things. Its own song and this is a very dangerous. You're going down so you you really needs to be a a careful about what you're what you're preaching here And you know she kinda had this mixed feelings about it but that is certainly not a emma..
"berkman" Discussed on Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
"Yes i mean we just use you. Then we're built. You know to succeed here. That's why we form this. We're bill to make social media safe in the long term but we need the support of your listeners. We need the support. We receive global support and we need it. And every bit helps wrote in terms of financially and also in terms of using our resources in sharing those resources and bringing us into bringing ed into schools is right. You know once Once the pandemic is answer is at a save point. I mean you will continue as perpetual tour of the worst hotels in the country. Sorry ed right. So so donation link somewhere. That path is the luli. Okay so if you go to a website or sms dot org. You'll see a donation link where you can contribute that in the show notes. This seems like a big problem. But i will tell you that every bit matters and our support comes in small twenty-five fifty dollar donations right and so it really helps us do this work. It helps us band out. We we add goes to title one schools which is low resource schools that couldn't otherwise afford our services and help us create And continue to do this education work and obviously were and you can also you can find our list of of school services for social media safety the plan. Yes you will our articles. We'll be at a little annoying pop. I know but it helps people fi. It'll be a pop up when you told to the forest. It's a good annoying core. It's free we're not because you're working against so i get it that what exactly we use social media. We're not going to say that. There's nothing beneficial about social media. There is we use it right and we use the internet and we use the these tools. You're answering against the dangers. Exactly make exactly so. Yeah that that information is there. We certainly appreciate Anyone that would like to get involved and help out as you mentioned this is this is a big issue. That affects really all of us across all demographics. Perfect ed thank you sorry ansa staying crappy hotels it. I don't mind the image. I guess i don't mind. I don't mind we don't want you staying that the ritz. That wouldn't look right you can. You can go up. And maybe best western level. I think the online good the motel six or whatever it takes whatever it is. Thanks ed thanks mark. I appreciate you guys doing this work. It's very much needed. So keep up the good work. Thank you very much cheaper avenue. All right take care guys. Thanks for taking the time to ride along with us. Another episode of brings revered for podcasting. Four when show notes be sure to head over to veer dot com. That's triple v. Double e. r. dot com man. That's fun to say and we'll catch up with you next time here on green room via..
"berkman" Discussed on Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
"The government moves slow. But we move fast so you do good. We we are. The facebook has move fast and break things and we wanna move fast and fix things. Okay we you know that's good each each day that we wait to get stuff up and working is a day that another family is getting injured by some of these dangerous so right. You're certainly trying to work quickly. Not just in the advocacy field. But again it's the three programmatic divisions that we have that work together. The education the odyssey and the tac right. So we're actively working on legislation right now both in the federal government and the state of california perfect. And so we're we're we. And i've done this. My whole career pre this nonprofit while i was in government and in dc it's finding small targeted pieces of legislation that are very effective instead of you know a big hundred page two hundred page bill. What can we get past now. That's going to help increase safety and like that. That's a good approach. I think because. I think i've heard other approaches where it's like. Well can we talk to the companies themselves and see if they'll police themselves probably not. We talked we talked to the companies. We've been open line of communication to a lot of them. They have to be open to these discussions. Okay at. They're perfectly friendly on the phone. They're they're happy to share information right again. We so we don't take money from any of any of these platforms. We are consumer protection organization. And like i said we're the only one out there so our job is to call them out when they are not conforming to to a behavior or practice that we think they should be following right and so that's our job and we say that to them. We leave that option open. We take that option sometimes right and sometimes we take to the max by by legislating against their wishes. Sean so so. That's that's what we do and i think that's why at an i a big reason. Why eddin i'd took this journey. Because there was no one out there specifically doing that and they knew have their needs to be an organization that is watching what they do and calling them out on it eventually in. I think in a when it's wrong in a perfect world in the future right. There should be a regulatory agency doing this. I think there i. There are regulatory agencies that will cover a variety of practices and issues. It is it is and like other levels of government to be state level or local level. But your sure yeah absolutely easier at a lower level right. It is very tricky all say because we are dealing with speech here so you can regulate okay and a lotta people talk about this concept of turning social media into a public utility it is tricky again because we're not.
"berkman" Discussed on Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
"Yeah talk us through that story. What was that day like for you. The video came in. I wanna say two to three hours. After the attack it was also it was on the news. I believe the same night or the night. The same was on the news so the head got an around the community that that my assembly member covered and it was obviously videos horrifying but there was immediately. I think on the part of a part of part of other people in our office. This was a far. Bigger issues wasn't an isolated incident and so we started. We started researching it and it became very clear what we actually did. Staff kind of graph out these what we now call social media motivated violence. These attacks as at said attacks committed for the purpose of sharing and getting likes and views. And so you really can go back to the birth of major social media in two thousand six With facebook and see about four incidents of what was then called the knockout game. Where it gets. Were walking behind people and trying to knock them out and getting that on camera and putting it onto facebook and when there we saw exponential growth year on year to the point of two thousand sixteen and twenty seventeen when this happened hundreds of thousands of videos viewed by literally millions of mostly young people. And so it was horrifying to see in some of a lot of these videos are just really really graphic gratuitous violence and i. It was clearly becoming normalized among our youth. And so what. What we did was. I ended up writing legislation that came to be known as jordan's law which we passed in less than a year which is the first legislative piece of legislation our country that deters social media motivated violence specifically. We need more of those working on it. I get it. That's that's your gig now. But i've been saying that so there's other people in your space sort of can't remember the name but if i have a chance i'll check i've been kind of like paying attention to the space for a couple of years. So yeah his has. It's not like a safety thing. So this is the first time i've come at it from the point of view of there's been a crime and then you're talking directly about safety right..
"berkman" Discussed on Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
"The camera came out film. The the assault guy walked away and then when durins lying on the ground. More kids running over taking pictures you know. 'cause everybody's gotta grab the picture and get the picture of all the blood and this and that so short story jordan was driven to the local hospital. Injury was too severe. They treat a brain trauma to the air. Lifted him to children's hospital los angeles. He spent six days at that hospital which we in the icu and standard rooms and he had this hematoma brain bleed and we are. You know we heard things like brain surgery drilling holes. You know death fared everything you could imagine anything a parent you never want a year right and you never wanna here now. So after six days jordan getting out of the hospital you know he was in there six got home. We tried to adjust to the new normal. And i wanted to turn my mess into a message and didn't know where to begin so i contacted my local assembly member here in the valley and reached out to see. What could we do could we i. I don't know what i have to do. Something and the chief of staff at the time that i reached out to that assembly member. The chief of staff in the office was mark berkman. That's how can i r- veer and You know what mark. And i began talking. Believe it or not mark had seen the video. Wow within a few hours of it happening to talk about the viral nature of something market already. Seen it wow so we knew something needed to be done so to answer your question all the way that could mean. And what am i excited for everything. Everything we've done since that moment. Do you mind if i pull that apart a little bit. I mean was there an investigation. I mean it was. It was a matter between minor. So i'm not allowed to speak to any of that police. Investigation yes okay. You know there was. But i really can't go about that's fine. Don't say anything you can't say..
The Last of Us on HBO: Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey join cast
"Pedro. Pascal joins bella ramsey to star in. Hbo's the last of us. I'll be reading two paragraphs from deadline but from two different authors because they put them out in two different stories because of the way this all time doubt nellie andrea line writes in one of in one of the biggest tv castings of the year. The mandalorian star pedro pascal is set to headline the last of us. Hbo's high profile series of the sony playstation franchise firm chernobyl creator. Craig masback and berkman then alexandra day. I'm sorry alexandra. Del rosario at deadline rights. Hbo has found one of its leads for the upcoming Last of a series deadline confirmed that game of thrones breakout star bela ramsey known for appearing as the pugnacious but brave leanna. I get that right more and more kevin. You watch that show warm on. We'll play l. e.
"berkman" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"I i could see you. You're glib doing. tv any any thoughts about that. I did a few games for the astros last year. enjoyed it. It was fun. But i enjoy being around the players and kind of being a part of a team and i and i love the coaching aspect of it. I feel like that. The things that i learned over the course of my playing career Could benefit the guys. That are playing today so i love to pass along a experience in information and doing things like i did with carpe. This offseason i mean that really is is where my I think my passion lies when you were coaching yet. Andy pettitte is. What are your assistance. That had to be the most veteran staff. I'm guessing in the league. You were in a you. Think other teams reverend intimidated. Look over and said well. That's a lot of big league experience on the other side ended. The kids all know your resume is years. Ago isaac bruce. He was coaching receivers in high school football. And he tells kid how to block them feeling kids. But what are you know. Well you could. You could probably look me up. Did the kids know your careers and you think it was intimidating to the other teams. Well i think. I mean. I don't know about intimidating. I do know that like whenever we were playing. We got the other teams best game because whether it's the opposing coaching staff for the players. You know they kinda wanna like you know. Hey we we beat these guys But yeah the kids are about the. I've had that kind of same experience. That isaac bruce did some everybody every kid's different but you definitely get a few that are less Coach -able than others and It doesn't take long for the allure of having a couple of former big leaguers to them. You're just their coach so Yeah i think. Initially especially when i first started there was a little bit of that You know man starstruck wherever you want to call it from the players but that that were operating quick and then it becomes kind of a typical player coach relationship which i enjoy and They they kind of me is not a former major leaguer. But just their coach. Are you have one of the greatest nicknames in big puma you. One of the most insulting nicknames fed elvis who gave you each name and you go by.
"berkman" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"My least favorite person in baseball. Like i've offered a fist. Fight him in the parking lot. Like that's kinda Sentiment just as you feel like. I don't know you just kinda read you the wrong way when you're across a field but then i got a chance to play for him and i'm so glad i did. He might be my favorite person in all of baseball so Talk about a wild swing of emotion played against him and then fly in for him to totally different perspectives and antonis. Such a great guy. Like what you see in the dugout is not how he really is. And of course if you don't know him you don't know that all you have the judge him on is he's wearing sunglasses at night and he's sitting over there you know and just net very very stoic and never emotes in just seems like he's the Sometimes when you're playing against all this guy thinks he's smarter than the game and he's you know he's making all these moves and but what you don't realize until you play for everything tony does is to win. That night's ball game like he legitimately pours his heart and soul into every single game. One hundred sixty two times. It's incredible like to watch him manage and and you don't appreciate it. He doesn't think he's smarter than the game. He's just pulling all the levers that he can possibly pull if he thinks it will give his team a chance to win. And i have some much respect for him And of course. Even when. I didn't care for him. I respected him. Just because of the way his team play jarring and surreal after. You guys win the world series in dramatic fashion and it is less than forty eight hours. Tony has the meeting Done he is told me along. The way duncan new few people knew but for the most part is huge secret. What was that moment like when he told you guys. That's it i'm done. Well i mean initially it was shocking Just because he felt like that he still had a lot to offer. I think you know that year was really tough on him because he had shingles the whole year in on so he was he was in pretty bad shape as far as physically in the way felt so i know even though it was a lot of fun the way it ended there was a lot..
"berkman" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac
"Let's get to it lance berkman and we'll start with game six the twenty eleven world series a team that had to come back all year one final game where they had to make a dramatic comeback. That's where we pick it up with lance berkman. That whole year was a special year for me and the biggest reason is because the group of guys that we had on. That team was as fun as i've ever been around and it was just a joy to come to the ballpark and i got so many good friends still that That were on that team. And it's it's weird you know. We play together for one year. But you can take anybody that was on that team even if they were there for a brief period of time and we have a special bond that we share so That to me was the best part of that year. Outside of actually winning the world series is just getting a beer on a great group of guys every day and of course the cap off with a world series victory in dramatic fashion It's kinda dreams dream come true and sometimes it seems like it happened to somebody else. You know when. I look back on it. It just is such a storybook type of situation that it. It almost doesn't seem real so Blot of wild emotional swings and the crazy part about that year as we were sort of in desperation mode from about the last part of august all the way through the end of october so it wasn't just like we got in the play offs and and had dig deep. We were we were in layoff mode about from you know say september one hamilton. Ulmer's there after the freeze hit. That had tied it. How deflating was it or did you guys absence like you said you were in that mode for a long time. Did you have a sense. You know we're not done well actually out to be perfectly honest. I thought we were thought that that you know. It's hard to come back from a two run deficit. One time in that game does even get two extra innings probably ninety eight ninety nine percent of the time against a good closer like lease like they had But then when they went up again by two runs. You're thinking there's no way we're coming back twice in two innings from a two run deficit but One thing about team like a reference to you know the quality. The guys was such that. You'd never really felt like you're out of it. You always knew there was room for a miracle and And that's kind of what happens so as it was. It's funny when hamilton hit a two run homer..
We hardly ever talk about YouTube and disinformation. Not anymore.
"We talk a lot on this show about how social media platforms have been slow to react to disinformation over the years. Yes and especially around elections and now the corona virus and also the corona virus vaccine but perhaps these slowest to take a stand is youtube for example. The video platform waited until december ninth a full month after the presidential election before it started to remove videos falsely claiming election fraud or rigging researchers worried about its radicalizing algorithm for years and the company has basically no interest in working with them. Evelyn dick an affiliate at harvard's klein center for internet and society. She said youtube is playing firmly under the radar. It's baffling in the lead up to the election. So many stories. You could almost be forgiven for thinking that facebook twitter with the only source of online information in the country. But what we do know is that youtube is one of the biggest if not the biggest social media platform in the united states at least and we also know that. There is a fair amount of disinformation misinformation on the platform. And if we look at like even the congressional hearings maka bug and jack dorsey have appeared. A number of times and susan would just hasn't been cold yet. It sort of seems like youtube 's strategy has often been to keep its head down and sort of let the other platforms take the hate that seems to be working for. What could you to be doing. I know one thing you're interested in. Is this kind of false binary. Either you know. Take down a piece of information or leave it up. But that that's not the only choice particularly for a platform like youtube right and i wanna be sort of specific about my complain so one of the things that i would just really like youtube to just be far more open about what it's doing and the measures that it's taking in demoting or not recommending certain content let's dig into this transparency a little bit because i think people don't exactly understand what you and researchers are asking for like. What might you get from facebook or twitter. Compared to you to i example facebook and twitter are far more transparent about sort of the engagement metrics and the content that is on its surface so facebook has a tool called crowd tangle which allows researchers to sort of map. What's happening on the platform in terms of engagement. And there's definitely limitations to that but it is at least something and twitter by its very nature. Being a more public platform provides more daughter researches whereas a lot of that stuff just doesn't exist for youtube so we have folles visibility. So that's a key thing and so then what happens like you call youtube and you're like hey we are trying to understand better. How for example. Young people keep getting radicalized on your platform. Can you give us a sense of what's happening in the algorithm. And they just don't answer the phone. Yeah i mean pretty much exactly. You know there's this big debate happening in the research community about the level of filter bubbles or the radicalization effective youtube algorithms and still an open question. It's really hard to answer based on these tools and the data currently available to researches. Evelyn is an affiliate at harvard's berkman klein center for internet and society. A pew research survey in september found that one in four adults get their news from youtube
"berkman" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Focusing on reaching voters in key states. President Trump Making a stop in Lansing, Michigan today, predicting we'll win a lot more. You know, they give you the fake polls. I think we're a polite boy. Joe Biden, Campaigning in Georgia. Today, a state once solidly Republican now considered a swing state. I believe American America hope. Not fear. Unity. Not division. Love not hate. Two well known right wing operatives charged today in a robo call scam aimed at suppressing the minority vote in the Midwest to meet Taylor from Project 15 99. This robo call was placed thousands of times to numbers in minority neighborhoods across Cleveland, another Midwestern cities in what prosecutors called a blatant attempt to suppress my mail. Your personal information will be part of a public database Robo call falsely claim that a vote by mail puts personal information to use by police, debt collectors and the centers for Disease Control. Prosecutors in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, charge to far right conspiracy theorist John Berkman and Jacob all same pair was previously charged in Michigan. ABC is Aaron Carter SKI You're listening to ABC News from California's Capital City. This is Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. Good afternoon. Well, too. I'm data heads with your top local stories. Well, as you heard earlier here on K P. K Governor Newsome, presenting another covert briefing earlier and good news for some counties this week, you'll see Seven counties, Doctor Galley will lay out the seven counties that are moving through tears. None have fallen back this week, which is encouraging seven counties moving through either into red. Into orange or now, even into yellow. The least restrictive in Sacramento County, unfortunately, did not move to a less less restrictive tear on the re opening system. Despite they turn, Sacramento Orange Campaign, County public health Officer Dr Olivia Kousseri says in the last week or so, the county has reached a plateau and cabin 19 Cove. In 19 cases, cases need to be on a steady decline in order for the county to meet the criteria for the orange tear. More like Tahoe Ski resort starting to make snow. Heavenly and Northstar begin making snow this weekend. Kirkwood will start later this week. Squad Valley began making snow last week and this morning said they're hoping to open squad Valley Alpine Meadows on November 25th. And we break this out once a year. Air Today is National American Beer Day, American Homebrewers Association is out with its 2020 list. The best beers in American for the fourth year in a row association says bells Too hard and ale brewed in Michigan is the nation's best beer, traffic and weather together. Brought to you by indeed dot com and we have, really, I didn't love not shaking right now. Barracks Boulevard and Hollister Avenue. We have a service street incident, a traffic hazard SUV blocking the middle lane. But we don't know which direction somebody out of the vehicles will be very careful Freeways at the limit and an animal Has your dogs running loose. This is up in lower, Colfax wrote. It carries place. Be careful if you need to hire you need indeed, indeed delivers quality candidates so you can focus.
Two conservative political operatives charged with misleading voter robocalls
"In August people in Detroit who were registered voters the trait is majority Democrat city. It's nearly eighty percent African, American registered voters in Detroit this summer. who had phone numbers in the three one three Detroit area code. They started getting calls that kind of seemed like crimes. And I'm going to play the call for you here. I will tell you before I play it that it is what you're about to hear on this call is unmitigated Bo Punky none of this is true but this is the call slash crime that went out to detroiters this summer. I'm. Not Ninety nine. Founded by Jack Berkman and Jacob. ooh. Mandarin voting found great but they do know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be other public they that will be leaked assignments to track down. So worn and being used a credit card companies to collect outstanding debt the city even pushing. For they've only to try people for mandatory. I'll be connected door formation for the main. State. Where both by. Wear vote by mail. Vote by mail, your personal information is going to be given to the police to track you down for any old warrants and your personal information will be given to credit card companies to track you down for any old debt, and then the CDC is going to use that information. If you vote by mail to hunt you down and make you take mandatory vaccines that you don't want. Right that's all horse hockey. None of that is true voting by mail in Michigan doesn't actually put your personal information out there anywhere registering the vote means registering to vote but beyond that, how you vote doesn't matter at all. But when Sandra McNeill, on WWe, in Detroit got that recording of call they started looking into it. See if it was a one offer to see if this is more widespread thing. They started looking into it. So did the State Attorney General and the Michigan Secretary of State and those state officials held a press conference and they took the unusual step of releasing the audio recording of that call. So that other people who might have received, it would recognize it but also I think to put people on notice that this was misinformation and if you get this, this is not only wrong. This is potentially a crime they gave a stern public warning saying they're working to find out who was sending these absolutely false calls full of disinformation trying to intimidate voters they asked for members of the public to let them know if they too had received a call like this record, the call record, the date, and time you received it record any identifying information that came in with the call on your caller, id or anything like that. Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel warned that it is a felony under Michigan Law to deter or otherwise disrupt a person attempting to vote. So they went big with it. They basically said in that press conference five or so weeks ago you know listen you're targeting mostly black registered voters to dump all this disinformation on them to try to stop them voting by mail the you may think this is cute but this is illegal in this state and we're coming for you. Well today they made good on that threat tonight Michigan State Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced felony charges that have been filed against the two men whose names were listed at the beginning of that call. They have publicly denied having anything to do with this call. They've said, this must be some liberal group trying to make them look bad. It should be noted that callers received these calls also got caller ID messages saying the calls for coming from one of the two men's phone numbers. these guys are are trump supporters and conservative activists with a history of making flamboyant false claims at one point during the special counsel's investigation Robert Muller's office released a public statement announcing that they had referred these guys to the FBI after multiple women came forward to say that these guys had offered them money to make up sexual assault allegations against Robert. Muller. They referred them to the FBI for that. I. Wonder Whatever happened to that FBI referral. These gentleman also fabricated sexual assault allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge in the heat of the Democratic primary that allegation fell apart when the person they put forward to make those charges against people to judge publicly recanted and admitted that it wasn't true and publicly explained that these guys had put him up to it. They also tried to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Dr Anthony FAUCI. Seriously they offered cash rewards anybody who would say they heard Joe Biden using racial epithets right. These guys are a peach of a pair and they have been doing this kind of stuff to try to boost the trump campaign and to boost the trump presidency they've been doing it for a long time now apparently with impunity. But now they are facing multiple felony charges in Michigan Four felony charges all related to the election crime of intimidating voters. With a maximum total jail time of I think twenty four years in prison. But here's what's particularly interesting here. The investigation sparked by the Michigan authorities deciding that they were going to go big and go public with this turned up the fact that this wasn't just a local thing that had happened to one or two people. It wasn't even a Michigan specific attack turns out the calls out all over I. It was a Chicago Alter woman a local official in Chicago who alerted the board of elections there that she too had received this racist robocall. At her home in Chicago. Then it was people in Pittsburgh, and in Philadelphia who all said, they got this excuse me this same call. When Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan announced these felony charges today she said, the her office conferred with the Attorney General in Illinois or Chicago is and in Pennsylvania where Philly in Pittsburgh are but she says, she also conferred with the Attorneys Journal in New York and in Ohio because it turns out these calls have been going out to majority black districts registered voters in majority black districts all over the country in all in announcing these charges today the Michigan Attorney General's office estimates that eighty five, thousand of these calls have gone out. Just in the past few weeks trying to terrify black voters into not voting by mail at. Eighty, five thousand mostly black voters getting these calls saying if you vote by mail the CDC's going to put you on a list for mandatory vaccination that you don't want. If you vote by mail the credit card companies are going to track you down to find all your debt. If you vote by mail, the police are coming for you. Eighty five thousand of these calls. In. Multiple States. Over a period of weeks. After Attorney General Dana Nessel announced these charges today in Michigan. She didn't interview with that reporter from Wj, who helped break this thing open from the start with that tip from a listener. Reporter Sandra McNeill she asked the AG. The question that actually has been on my mind since I first heard about this story, which is, why did these guys have the goal to use their own names on this robocall? which so obviously appears to be a crime in progress trying to intimidate voters why would you put your name on that while committing that crime that's like robbing a bank and handing your real business card everybody might have witnessed it. Attorney General Nestle told the reporter from WWe Jay in response quote I honestly think that they've gotten away with so many things for so long. They thought that no, one would do anything they thought it wouldn't matter. Turns out matters. Joining us now live from Michigan is the Great State of Michigan's attorney, General Nestle Madam Attorney General. Thank you so much for being here. Tonight know it's a busy time. For having me I really appreciate your use of the term bull hockey I've never heard that before. But they use it. Bowl puppy and horse hockey are terms of art. You're welcome to use either of them. I don't even collect commission anymore. Does ask if I've got any of that wrong or if there's any important part of this. Case that you brought today that you announced today that I've missed. Now I think it was a summation. But what I think I'd like people to know is first of all, you know, yeah, that was twelve thousand calls that were made to the state of Michigan really centralized in the city of Detroit, the three one, three area area code, which is the city of Detroit. The thing about this, that's twelve thousand calls the twelve thousand potential voters trump won the state of Michigan by just over ten thousand votes. So I mean this is incredibly impactful and what I thought about for a long time. What is the point of having all these laws on the books in regard to voter suppression voter intimidation threats against voters if we never actually. Enforce them and what we know about twenty six sixteen is that trump didn't win because of the people who voted for him in Michigan he wanted because of the people who didn't voted all and that is what I think. These folks are trying to accomplish trying to suppress the vote and scare people into not voting action t during the course of a global pandemic, and we're not having it in this state just absolutely neck when you accept that these individuals can be so brazen as to attach themselves personally to these phone calls and think they can just get away with it. If they think it's funny that can joke around about it behind bars as far as I'm concerned. Is there a technical reason why cases like this are hard to bring? Obviously, these gentlemen have the. Office charged today they have their names on the front of this robocalled. They've since publicly denied that they actually made the robocall and said, somebody else must have done this in their names in order to make them look bad or prank them when it comes to the technical nature of proving that these were the people who in the charges conspired to and ultimately committed these acts voter intimidation is it hard to prove? Well. Unfortunately, for Mr, role and Mr Berkman Bud year ago, and my aunt established one of the first set anti. Robo calling task forces and so we were interested at the time in political related robocalls. We were interested in those calls that are made that ended up defrauding, he will and scamming people. So we already had the technology in place. So we knew where these calls were coming from and that allowed us to work with authorities in the state of California and thanks to my good friend. Attorney General Sarah in California who assisted us in this investigation but we have compelling evidence that these individuals committed these crimes and we're quite clear and confident about who the perpetrators of these crimes were. They just obviously never thought that we would actually end up investigate and actually charge but you know voter suppression is a very serious matter as Thomas Paine so So famously stated many years ago I voting is the right upon which all other rights are dependent. So if you deprive somebody of their ability to vote you deprive him of everything else in. Life and you know this has gone on for far too long. I think many people are tired of their scams. This isn't the first time that we've investigated these guys. As you noted, there was a an incident involving judge that involved the state of Michigan, an individual who lived in the state of Michigan. So it's not the person. I've seen their names. On a piece of paper in my office. And we're tired of them coming into our state and stirring up this kind of trouble by using false and misleading statements and trying to threaten or intimidate voters.
4 Ways to Live Each Day With Intention by Shelley Levitt
"For ways to live each day with intention by. Shelley. Levitt with live. Happy Dot. com. I WANNA move through life energy and a sense of discovery achievement, joy and engagement. That is my intention. My hope is that living according to it would be the antidote. The uneasy feeling I often have at the end of the day when I flop into bed filled with self-reproach and wonder where my time went. My. Intent is to be guided by purpose instead of feeling that I'm spending my time haphazardly succumbing to whim or distraction according to expert Mallika Chopra creator of the website intense dot com and psychologist Eliot. Berkman. Head of the social ineffective neuroscience lab at the University of Oregon setting intentions. Confession is a kind of internal northstar lighting, the path to greater fulfillment and life satisfaction. These are the changes I've made in the few weeks since setting my intention. Number One, I meditate almost daily. Is taking me years to commit to a meditation habits but the ten or fifteen minutes I spent doing a guided meditation on the common APP has been transformative. The turning point was a workshop I took with so Kessedjian Norman Fisher, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. When people say they don't have time to meditate. He said I asked them how do you have time to not meditate with a regular mindfulness practice he went on you'll have fewer accidents you lose things less frequently your focus will improve making decisions will become easier. Remarkably found all these things to be true and when I'm feeling stressed I summoned the image I visualized during my meditation I imagine my breath as a long string of pearls and it helps reconnect with that experience of stillness yet as good as meditation makes me feel I'll skip it unless I keep to a schedule. So make sure to meditate daily at eleven am with four PM has a backup. Number two, I've stopped binging on the news. More than ever I. Feel it's important to stay informed but watching new show afternoons show wasn't bringing greater insight into the issues. I care about is only fueling a sense of outrage and I'm happy to have added The Washington Post, my beloved New, York Times subscription reading either one in bed was only deepening my chronic insomnia. So of made some rules, no new shows or Newspapers after nine. PM. Instead I think about how? I WanNa feel inspired amused transported and lanes and I choose what I want to read watch listen to based on that this has led to fewer hours with CNN and more with globe netflix's comedy about a real life women's wrestling league from the eighties the on being with Krista Tippett podcast and Elena Ferrante as beautiful Neapolitan novels. Number three, I cook more. I'd like to lose five or ten pounds, but resolving to lose weight is usually both joyless an unsuccessful. So instead I think about nourishing myself in ways that will align with my intention to feel more energize. And that helps to your me away from takeout Chinese food and into my kitchen when I cook pots of Faro. Embrace Swiss chard practice poaching the perfect tag and dig into cookbooks like Paulo I of food of Morocco and what to eat for how you feel the new all your data kitchen by divvy alter. And try new dishes like Paulo's egg plans a luke or devious sprouted among solid also experienced that sense of discovery and achievement that I'm looking for. Number four, I do at least one new thing each weekend. I've been having all sorts of new experiences, a meeting interesting people volunteering to do kitchen prep at a food pantry hiking trail taking a class in brewing booja walking the Los Angeles River in a meet up led by long distance, swimming champion Diane, and yet attending a talk by no Levine author of Dharma police at the inaugural Budapest in La. Some outings have turned out to be less than inspired. The less said about the mass meditation held at a conscious life expo the better but I always feel like falling through on my intention to step outside my comfort zone. I'm far from living completely in line with my intentions. Three countless ways I stray from the path but feeling courage rather than defeated I've more clarity about the way in which small things Afar too messy desk and unmade bed can undermine your vision of how you want your life to unfold and I think it'll be able to put some new habits in place soon.
Eric Edgar Cooke Is The Night Caller
"In January of Nineteen Fifty, nine, twenty, eight year old Eric Cook was in pain. His face was in fresh scratches drawing even more attention to his recognizable harelips features. If anyone asked what happened, Cook blame the scratch marks on his eldest son who was developmentally handicapped while Cook blamed his son for his injuries. The true culprit was thirty-three-year-old Pnina Berkman when Cook attacked Panini in her apartment on January twenty ninth she fought back her long manicured nails gouged his face as she tried desperately to repel. In the end, it was a fight, Pennino couldn't win. She died under living room floor after cook ran from the flat. The city of Perth Austrailia was rocked by the shocking murder and leads quickly dried up cook left now, prints and DNA technology was too rudimentary to conclusively tiny one to the blood under Pineda's nails residents in the Wembley area reported seeing Prowler in the neighborhood on nights leading up to the attack but no one could give a clear description of the man so as. Long as he kept his head down, Cook was in the clear and that's just what he did for the next six months. Cook was relatively inactive but by August he couldn't control his urges any longer be eighth. He left his wife Sally at home with their children and set off into the shadows he ended up in the affluent area of Midland's the suburb was popular with students of the nearby university making it a prime target for cook who loved to Peek in windows at potential targets. One. Such student was seventeen year old Alex Don, who was spending the night alone at her sister's apartment as Alex slept twenty nine year old cook made his way around the building. Until he found an open window, it was too small and high to be an obvious entry point, which is probably why anyone neglected to close it. But Cook wasn't deterred once he managed to scramble through the window he rifled through Alex's purse taking what little money the nursing student had. But even as experienced and quiet as cook was the teen woke up panicking cook seized something heavy, perhaps a fire poker and Hit over the head knocking her out, not wanting to wait for the girl to wake up cook left the way he came in Alex was left alone until the next morning when friends arrived in rushed to the hospital in addition to a nasty Gash above her I Alex suffered a fractured skull and was left with a severe form of epilepsy that derailed her career aspirations and would affect her for the rest of her life. Not that Eric Cook had any cares about the woman who's life he just ruined by the time Alex finally left the hospital in September he'd already moved onto a fresh. Suburb. Full of new houses and clueless victims for the prolific cat burglar a few months. Later, his new favourite haunt was the wealthy neighborhood of Brookwood flats on an early visit to one building. He stole a key from the ground floor apartment of Betty Johnston then returned to burgle the place of few times. Betty's next door neighbor was twenty, two year old daughter, Jillian brewer and terrier designer. Jillian caught cooks I on one of his visits and he took pleasure watching through the window as the young woman had sex with her fiance. But watching evidently wasn't enough Vanessa's going to take over on. The psychology here, and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or a psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for the show thanks Greg in a later assessment of his psychological development Dr Aaron. Samuel Ellis stated that Cook was sexually naive and afraid of women who might conceivably test his sexual adequacy. It's possible that this misguided fear or hatred of a sexually confident unmarried woman caused cooks thoughts to turn to violence. This theory aligns with cooks first murder victim Panini Berkman who had no qualms about having sex outside of wedlock and even had the gall to sleep naked.
"berkman" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Some guns Going country this weekend here with rallies. Retirement Coach Bryan Rawley Makayla, Rollie. No, we could never go around with the little Garth Brooks some happy music right now, guys, I know a lot of people are kind of down and doom and gloom right now, But actually, if you just kind of turn things into a positive play your favorite music may be for you. Mikayla Put the top down on that wonderful little car. You have no the read the bright red for NC state. A little black convertible. Yeah, I was feeling pretty handy the other day because it stopped work and I got to get the battery. Checked out and I was Googling. I had to basically close the top manual leaks. I was going for the night, so I thought I know I felt so handy and I was flipping the pressure switch in the back of the trunk and Pulling all the little levers and us very feeling very accomplished when I figured it out a family of family tax. I mean, that made the family texts like Oh, I feel so good. I got my roof up by myself. And then I was like, thank goodness for Google. Yes, everything technologies a great things. Sometimes. Yes. Glad you're enjoying your week's guys. And, uh, hopefully our listeners are able to kind of, you know, get through these next few months. We're Talking a little bit earlier today, there's a lot of concern right now among the select families that you work with among a lot of our listeners to about what's gonna happen with this election, and I think, guys, it's not just the market they're worried about. But there are also worried about things like tax is The Barron's magazine, though, warns us that a lot of retirees will face something called tax traps, and a lot of these traps are already in place. So What are some of these tax traps that they're specifically talking about? And is there a way to avoid them? Well, they're certainly way off to avoid them. The biggest in Jennifer's. Most people have to be aware of them, and so you know they were talking in this article. Susie Berkman's her Medicare premiums jump like 70% 1 year. After she found herself in a higher tax bracket as a single taxpayer. So Medicare has a Siri's of income limits. That trigger is basically a sliding scale. The more money you make The more you pay for your Medicare. So in 2018 her income of 1 63 4 14 from M A D So security and her late husbands pension was just enough to put her in the second highest Medicare bracket, which begins at 1 63 was missed it by $400 but it's Rover premiums, up 70%. That's huge, But there's a lot of multiple tacs traps for retirees. Lower and middle income retirees get hit by the so called tax torpedo as rising him causes or social security benefits to be tax. Those air thresholds that start as low as 25,000. And if you're married couple and you make over 44,000 Taxable income. When that you're so security is tax at the 85% rate that means 85% of your Social Security has now received his taxable income. There's also the medical surtax, you know, 850.9 on couples with Taxable income topping $250,000. It's called the Medicare surcharge threshold that a lot of people don't know about people don't know about There's a threshold from capital gains where they go from 15%. 20 But here's the thing. There's a lot of steps you can take to avoid or minimize those things. Some of them include delay spending from one year to the next. We don't want to reduce income in retirement, but judiciously tapping after tax accounts. Is one way to really minimize and mitigate a lot of these taxes. So that's why we have a conversation with all of our families about instead of asset allocation. We talk about Tax allocation and tax diversification. Because our goal and for almost all of our families is to keep them in the 12% federal tax bracket. And 15% capital gains. Brackett. OK, and most of the families that we serve. They haven't sniffed those tax rates since they got out of college, right? Yeah, you know, showed, like, 15 and 12. I mean, we're used to 32. We're used to, you know, 38 so it's really important for people to understand. These different thresholds like for the capital gains and dividend rates, the income tax cliffs and steps and how those work as well as Medicare surcharge specials. There's a lot of things that people can do in terms of where they take that income from and how they take it. And a lot of times, people will think. Oh, I'm going to take all from this account or when they may be sell a house and they say, Oh, we're going to do problems. We're going to just have this all tax free for the next couple three years and we're not going to tap any of our retirement accounts and say, Wait a minute. You want to tap up, too? You know the $105,000 take that money out because you're going to be able to get that at 12%. If you're a married couple, and I know some of our listeners are saying up. Brian's losing his marbles here because you know, the 12% ends at 80,000 to 50. What's he talking about? 105 What? You got to take your standard deduction of 24,800 Can I dad in? So you're up to about 105,000 that we can pull that money out, And now we make the tax free money from their house. We could potentially utilized out over the next 56789 years. And keep people in a 12% bracket. That's huge. That's thousands. And people always say I wanted to for a want a delay. Sometimes you do. But if you can do that, or if people say I don't need the money, we say, Wow, What if you could you deducted all that money going into your four? 01 K when you were in a 32%. Let's just call it 32 or 35% federal tax bracket 5.5%. State tax bracket. What if we could get it out of the 12% federal tax bracket and maybe do a conversion for a few years before you have to take rmds? There's so many things I obviously I get really excited talking about stuff because you get excited about taxes. Let's make this very clear. Well excite you. This is weird. Yeah, I know it's a little so you know, we always say we're anti fee. And we're anti tax those air to you know of the basic building stones. When somebody comes into our office, they know that's one of the things we're going to take A look at what is the most efficient way We can reduce fees. And you know legally let me say this legally disinherit the government. Yes, The legally part is important. But it is important that we always say there's a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. You know, it's about 30 years in the orange jumpsuit to yours good on anyone, especially me. But you know, so there are lots of strategies out there, but I think it's really important, Jennifer that people understand. We've got a whole team here. That you know, 60 years of experience, And so we're looking at this. We're going to stress test from attacks Perspective, every which way to Sunday to make sure that we can, you know, get people if there's any way possible to get them in those 12% tax brackets and 15% for capital gains and kind of Mix and match those different pockets and basically utilize pull those strings. So we have income pouring out of one box and out of another to make sure we don't put people into those. Higher brackets or those stress hold or the Medicare surcharge or surtax threshold is really important to understand that it's really important for people to understand the capital gains and dividend rates..
Why Police Could Still Be Using Facial Recognition, Despite Big Exits
"We've seen. The biggest company is making changes in response to protest over the killing of George Floyd. They've announced massive donations to racial justice. Initiatives held town halls in their own companies and introduce new diversity and inclusion policies among those commitments Microsoft Amazon. IBM and others have said they're no longer selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement, and they've called on Congress to institute national regulations to govern its use. But I reporter. Jerry Council says that might not spell. The end of police use official recognition tech, and he joins us now to explain jared thanks so much for being with us. Forever Man. All right, let's from the beginning. How does law enforcement use facial recognition technology right now? Why is it so controversial so I'll start with the second part I this. This technology has been around for years, and it's not just us by law enforcement. It's used in airports and retail establishments stadiums on and so forth, but the reason it's so controversial is there's really two reasons one has to do with the accuracy of these systems you know these systems for the most part have a tougher time identifying darker skinned people and women than they do. white males. Males essentially the other reason has to do with privacy. Even if these systems are ninety nine point nine percent accurate, some people were concerned that they're being used to survey them and to uncover information about them. That otherwise may not have been known so those are those are the two reasons why this technology is so controversial I'd say in recent years a lot of law enforcement agencies have turned to this technology to help with investigations, so if someone commits a robbery or crime in public somewhere in there are cameras that got footage of the perpetrator, then they. They would use the technology to essentially take an image of person and compared with the database of suspects that they have to essentially fight crime. Right and we've obviously had that going on for a long time. We have cameras that pick people up. And then they go through databases of potential suspects people that have committed crimes in the past, and they try to match those faces. How is this technology different from that kind of eyewitness matching in the lineup? Yeah, yeah, yeah, so technology allows it that process to happen a lot quicker so if you are. are able to get a again. An image of someone you can just run it through a database of of suspects and get results in minutes. The other aspect about the technology is that it's also being used to not just search databases, but the really the entire Internet there's a there's a company out there called clearview that sees itself as a as a search engine for faces, so if the police were using this technology upload of face of it could be a suspect, or it could even be a witness to a crime, they can essentially find. Find out who that person is based on social media, posed and other upload, so that's new and different about it, the the risk of the technology and again this is one of the main reasons. It's come under such criticism in recent years is that let's say a law. Enforcement agencies is using it, and they are trying to figure out the suspect Hula suspect is a in a robbery or some other crime. They use technology and IT pulls up potential matches for that suspect if it's not accurate if it's not if it doesn't do well at making those. Those matches for for faces that are that are darker, skinned or for women. There's a chance that police go after the wrong person, and it even goes beyond that it's not just the police agencies that use it, but there are stadiums I'd use it, you know. Retailers say we don't want this person who has been accused of shoplifting before to come back into our stores. You know if these technologies send an alert that says hey, you know, look out for this person. He or she is on our watch list and ends up being a wrong person you. You know that could that could cause a lot of headache in a lot of you know undue harm for whoever the whoever that person is. Each spoke about clear view and the work that they do. We've now seeing big companies that are are household names. Amazon Microsoft IBM come out and say that they are not going to allow police forces to Hughes facial recognition technology anymore at least for a moratorium at least for a time your reporting seems indicate that might make a big difference in terms of police use of facial recognition technology. Why is that? That yeah, yeah, the big players from Amazon. Microsoft of IBM they all announced that they're pulling back from the market. The only thing about it is is that they're big names in the facial recognition market, but they're not the biggest players per se and the market is made up of other companies including a whole range of startups that focus on this technology, so with the big tech players pulling back. There are still going to be other providers out there. That are selling this technology to police departments. They have no plans to pullback. They see this as. Their bread and butter. If you will you know despite some of the concerns around the technology, they feel that their technology. Does a lot of good. They say that it helps with investigations to find suspects quicker than otherwise might be possible. They also say that their technology is is used to help. Find Missing exploited children. A lot of them do want regulations, but they don't see any reason. Pull back right now because they feel that their services are are essential, and that there is still a market for it, so Microsoft an Amazon are calling on Congress to develop clear national laws about who can use facial recognition technology and how they're using it. Is there any kind of legislation already in the pipeline? So at the federal level, not so much. Last week the House of Representatives introduced a police reform bill that provides or at least touches on a lot of aspects of policing the country, but there was a mentioned in there about facial recognition, and essentially said federal law enforcement officers think you know FBI, and so on and so forth they had. They're not allowed to use facial recognition software on body camera footage without. Without a judge's warrant again that bill was not all about facial recognition. It was just a small part of it, but that's all. That's taking place at the federal level, and there are initiatives around the country and states and municipalities. Some them have sought to ban or put a moratorium on the technology by police agencies. At least for the time being, there have been other. Bills including one in Washington. That seek to regulate the use of the technology, so there's there's really kind of efforts happening across the country in various fashions, but at the at the federal level there hasn't been anything there and just add to that I think that actually was was part of the reason why a lot of these these large companies from Microsoft and Amazon why they why they took A. A step back. They saw the recent police reform bill and say hey, y'all congress. If you're looking at doing something, we're going to wait for you to address the whole issue. You know instead back until then as we wait for legislation on facial recognition software specifically, we're also hearing calls to defend the police. Is that something that could have an impact on this market? Oh Yeah for sure. Yeah, we we. We are seeing a lot of those calls which again just to be clear about not eliminating police departments. At least that's not what everyone wants. It's more so diverting resources and funds away from policing in changing how it operates as those calls and increase obviously in the wake of the George Floyd protests. A lot of police departments may be forced to look at what they're spending their money on, and some of the most controversial elements of what they're spending. Their money on could be the first to go, so you know. I spoke to a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, and she mentioned that these protests are really putting a lot of public pressure on police departments, and some of them, not all of them, but some of them may say this is just not worth it right now, you know. Know where we're going to wait and step back until there are rules of the road for how to use this technology so again. This is by no means to say that police are still going to be interested in it. They're there still are a lot of them are still using it a lot of facial recognition companies still have business in the US. But some believe that that that these calls the defunding police could change that calculation. Our reporter jared. Council thanks so much for joining us right, thank you.
"berkman" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"It'll make it so much more fun this week. and. We definitely need to have. Some Fun this exhibit a rough. Week. So, Gerald, Harris how you doing? Man, I've been better beyond. This is a pretty crazy time you go through the corona virus to rights, I mean. We need. With a car accident in between. What happened here for a canceled by Antequera incident? All right talking about art. I the car accident because I saw. of your car it was total. I What happened? I was on a highway man I was getting. Going from one to another single lane traffic does the car broke down with no lights? No power nothing normally you put your hazard lights on. The battery completely died, so I couldn't see the car until those two lakes. By the time I saw the car I'll tell lights I. Try to walk a little bit and just crashed in. The whatever the emergency bubble thing went off. Let's call the. Curb bag knocked out. There will. About I broke my hand, but I'm pretty good jammed. It really bad messing tendons up, but my foot little messed up, but man. It's pretty bad. It was scary. In knock me completely out like I ain't know where I was at so took me a while to come to. An air by people trying to find me, but I was telling them the wrong location. Here like. Do you're not there? We're here looking for you. made us all I remember so. How long are we out for you? Find you long when I hit the car. I woke up. After May when like a two minute Cao's like. It was more than knockdown I'd say that was a fight out of been out. or So I was this harder. When Justin Burqa you kind of Berkman hit. You and you were kind of out of it. It was about even you know. It's funny when Berkman hit me, he didn't know I was out. Okay I got a good poker face. Our facebook I say you know you're not all right. I'M GONNA. Tell you not yeah. Wow Oh. My God thank God. You're okay. Where are you going to? What were you doing? Ours is going to get somebody. Being two months ago and I've been having trouble finding quick food. Drive around town I. was like forget it? I had a home in man. It happened goes Lost Different Man, you know my friends billy bill the guy. Comedian he passed away heart attack to sleep. I'm sorry. This is like a.
AI for Social Good: Why "Good" isn't Enough with Ben Green
"All everyone I am here with Ben. Green Ben is a PhD candidate in applied math at Harvard and affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and society also at Harvard and a research fellow at the AI now institute at Nyu then joining me for our continued conversations coming out of the thirty third nerves conference here in Vancouver Ben. Welcome to the TUOMO AI. Podcast thanks so much for having me. I'm excited for conversation I am as well so you know as I just said your degrees going to be very soon in applied math But you have applied that application of math to Largely an exploration of the intersection of technology and social good Tell us a little bit more about your background. Yeah so my background is primarily computer science and data science. But I always even going back to my undergraduate years. Had a really strong interest in urban policy and urban government urban planning and so as I started out the PhD. A lot of my emphasis was on. How can we use the tools of artificial intelligence and data science to improve society and participated in the Chicago Data Science for Social Good Program? And did some other work really thinking about how can is a data. Scientists contribute to society. I spent a year working for the city of Boston as a data scientist in the middle of my PhD. But in the course of doing that were from originally from a more technical perspective increasingly also came to see the broader governance political social questions that were at the heart of this of these technological endeavors and often were overlooked or ignored and also played a significant role in shaping the impacts of these systems in some of the projects that. I've worked on whether it was building machine learning algorithms in the city of Boston for the city of Memphis to help them prioritize various types of inspections and investments often. What I found was that the key factor that shape the impacts was not the technology itself but the broader policy government political environment in which that technology was being embedded and so that's shaped a lot of my thinking on how to integrate technology into these broader social context and how to think about the ways in which why are very well intentioned efforts use technology for good can overlook some key factors and end up failing to achieve those those social goals and your affiliation with the the applied. Math department is that I imagine there are several places that you could have plugged in your research interests at a place like Harvard. Is that a the selection of a particular adviser or is applied math. How does applied math fit into That brought a research agenda. Yeah so definitely the really the computer science perspective which is sort of wear my more more day to day home is at Harvard is both very much. A lot of my work is sort of is all sort of within the realm of computer. Science both Thinking about those tools in the past more work on building those building. Ai Systems for various social applications. Running different types of more recently. I've been running variety of human computer interaction on its to understand how people interact with algorithms in practice and but also my work is very much about stepping outside of the typical modes of thinking within the field bringing other perspectives from science and Technology Studies and philosophy and government and thinking about what law and what those perspectives can do to inform our understanding of artificial intelligence and its impacts and how to develop it so. My work is definitely very multidisciplinary. And I've worked with you know even within Harvard at many different departments and with many different people but the core focus has always been on the application of data and Algorithms in society. So here it narrows you're presenting a paper called good enough at the AI for social good workshop. Tell us a little bit about the paper and what your objectives are there. Yes Oh this paper is it's just A. It's a short workshop paper so definitely not fully in depth discussion of these topics but it really emerged out of my own experiences and some of the other broader examples. I was seeing of these efforts to do social good that were well-intentioned but often sort of not thinking of the full of the full picture of what it actually means to do. Good and recognizing in particular that efforts to do any sort of technology for social good are about Somehow Shaping Society Somehow Changing Society for the better and that's of course an incredibly complex topic and the two things that I really points out that I have seen missing in the majority of efforts to use for social. Good is I what I would think of as a normative theory is grounded definition of what good actually means typically most groups will talk about Ai for social good and the social good part is sort of taken for granted what that might mean but of course as you can you step out of the I. Space and just think about our broader social political world there are many different definitions of what's good and many nuances within that type of debate so there is often a lack of sort of a normative discussion. About what are we trying to accomplish? And the second part was a lack of what I would call a theory of change a theory or sort of a grounded justification for how the particular technological approach being taken is an effective means to getting to the social good and Whatever that end may be and so a lot of the time even in cases where perhaps the unimportant problem is recognized the particular mode in which technologist go about trying to solve. That problem may not be the most effective way of achieving that end. If you take the social good the social impact as the as the ultimate goal here and think about the technology as a means to achieving that goal and so both of those things are I think pretty significant challenges certainly not ones that cannot be overcome but the types of things that really need to be incorporated into these into these discussions. I like to think about it and in some sense. This is really what the goal of the paper is to do. Is I like to think about it in terms of rigor right that when we talk about Ai for social good. We're actually doing is really expanding what we're trying to accomplish with an AI system right we're not simply saying we want to build a tool that can efficiently predict this or efficiently analyze this data. But we're trying to build a tool so that it can achieve or advance this social outcome and what. I'm trying to bring a sense of here. Are things that we're overlooking failing in many cases to think about and trying to frame that as a lack of rigor in these efforts that were actually non thinking about factors. That are incredibly important in shaping those outcomes and that to the same extent that we would never accept a system that hadn't done an analysis on some sort of holdout tests data set. We also shouldn't be accepting systems for integration into societal context. That also hasn't done some sort of analysis of will what will the impacts of this system in practice? How is it actually going to affect the system that were trying to impact here and bringing in more of those types of socio technical analyses into what it means to build and evaluate these types of
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It with Kamal Ravikant
"If anyone wants to get healthy they can. And it's pretty easy consistency. We do that. But how often do we take our mind consistently every day? I'M GONNA take care my mind and I mind is what runs the whole damn show. I've worn droop. Wrote here hosted the Berkman podcast and today's episode. We're talking with author. Kamal Robbie conduct all on the topic of how to love yourself like your life depends on it because it does fascinating interview. Stay to welcome to the broken brain. Podcast where we dive deep and then the topics of neural plasticity epigenetics mindfulness functional medicine and mindset all with the goal of helping. You understand how your brain is not broken. I'm drew PRUITT and each week. My team and I bring on a new guest who we think can help you improve your brain health feel better and most importantly live more. This week's guest is Kamal. Ravi Gump Kamal is the author of love. Yourself like your life depends on it. He's meditated with monks in Himalayas. We got to hear about that served as a army. Infantry soldier and Co founded several companies and venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Come all. I've been looking forward to this interview. Thanks for coming on the PODCAST. Thanks for having me man. I kick off with a quote that I came across years ago and I just thought perfect when I was giving your book by Gideon Gideon while Harper Winer. Yeah When he had mentioned you and then another mutual friend mentioned it and I started flipping through the book. I thought of this quote by CS Lewis. Success hardships prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary life interesting. That's going and while he was a wise man he was a wise man so I want to kick it off by starting from the beginning. You Open Up Your Book and you talk about in two thousand eleven. The company that you spent three years of your life building and all of your money went under set the stage for us at the beginning. Okay so the the genus. This book is actually. This is not a book. Set out to write. You know that people like I'm going to write this book. This was never a book to write. It came out of an experience. That was very transformative for me where I've been in Silicon Valley building startups building companies at Dunwell and the last company. I was building At self-funded if over three and a half years and then took on funding. Because I'd run out of money you know. Billing tech companies not cheap right for for years and And the whole thing blew up and I lost everything you know which in hindsight you you remember. I remember now. Look Ninety something percent star tech startups fail but when is yours and all your money you ego your personality is self worth all of us wrapped up in it. I I it. Blew up on with it and and I was in a really dark place and you know the other things happening in life to at the time it was almost like we had like Salami. I'll just happened at the same time and I was in a very dark place in one night. I just was like okay. I can't do this anymore. I gotta get out of this place or die trying. I cannot be here and and it was like this this intense moment of like saying. I can't do this anymore. Can't be here anymore in this place. This does this darkness depression. Whatever you WANNA call it and I walked over to my journal and my on my desk and I wrote down something to myself I and I you know you should write notes to myself but this this time. Something from somewhere deep I wrote a vow to myself and it was a vow Listen the book You know I'm GonNa Paraphrase but it was avowed alum myself and I don't know where that came from. I wasn't sitting on thinking you know what I need. Another makeup news failed. I need to love myself that I wasn't thinking that at all. I don't know whether we came from like somewhere. Deep Right. It was like one of those pure moments of life. We just come through something deep. I did recognize that. And it was a vow as a full on commitment to myself. And so I'm a big believer keeping your commitments that you made from the heart and this was a pure from the heart to myself and so I had to keep it except I didn't know how and said okay. I'm GonNa work on this. I started because I nothing else to do. My Company of failed. I lost everything of living credit cards and I was trying to figure out what to do next and so I just started like trying things in my head because that's the only thing I control the only control I really had was if I was if I was not happy verbs in my mind the only control ahead was will work on my mind as I started. Just do things to my mind and started trying things and I found. Things are starting to make me shift to make me feel better. And if they worked I went deeper if it stopped working through. I didn't care all I wanted was one result was to get out of this place and so avoid by following that almost like a decision tree of things that are working out working and going deeper deeper. I came up with like a simple practice doing every day and I was just getting better and better. Better my take a better in my life started getting better and this didn't take long. It took weeks if most right and it was it was. I'd never ever knew that was possible to go from that kind of darkness to like almost like light. And so you know it's like when you discover something in life that's really transformative. The next thing. Is you become like newly converted your friends. Who are going through stuff. I would tell them like Lara Dude. Like don't worry. I figured out here I would write little things because while I'll be building companies in Silicon Valley. I'd also been training myself to write literary fiction. I wanted to be write novels right. So I've done the ten thousand hours. I knew how to write someone. Just right up little things and sent to them like little almost a couple of word a couple of pages worth like. Here's what I did. Here's what I went through here. Do this right. I would do this for friends and because it gets tiring having to explain again again because people ask questions adding them again. It gets here. Let me just write it that I could share the same people. I mean different people and it started it worked for them because it's like a simple simple stuff. There's nothing complicated. Have to stand on your head and scratch your. You know like do anything to say. Just little stuff you're doing inside your head beer. And they had all the time any day she'll things that when and we'll get to all that and we'll break it all down but foundational things. That seem so simple that we often overlook. Well look ultimately. If you look at anything in life you look at Art. You look at writing. You look at Physics math anything. Simplicity's where it's all the if the closer to break it down to the basics the very very fundamental basics and simplicity is transformation happens you know especially for us as human beings. We don't need to know complicated stuff. We will not practice it. We need simple stuff that we can do consistently and I was talking with every time. I ritual you know talking yesterday and like was the Diet Best Diet I think the best I can keep consistently was the best fitness program. The one that you can keep consistently you know not the one that you do once a month you know and same thing with the mind. What is the best way for mindset the simplest most effective that you can do consistently and I was in a place where all I wanted was results? I didn't care about theory. I didn't care about Does it make me feel half better. I just wanted to get out over was right so I wanNA come back to your story because a company failing isn't event right and even the word failure is our story on it like you wanted anyway. I was totally in that story right. You're in that story. So you talked about this valley that you made to love yourself but let's go back and set the stage a little better. Because I think that a lot of listeners our podcast might be able to identify it. Identify with it. So what were you doing? You had a situation. You had an intended outcome. It didn't work out. It wasn't what you wanted. But what was the story that you created around it? And where were you at that time that you were doing the opposite of loving yourself while? I was a typical Entrepreneur story in the sense. Like look I didn't take even a Sunday off over three and a half years I think no near the end. My team convinced mutate. Start taking Sunday's off right. I was so obsessed. I was going to pull this off. My entire sense of self was wrapped up. All my money was wrapped up in it and it was coming close to be successful. So my ego was wrapped up in it I WANNA blew up. You know I I took it personally. You know which which is normal. But it's also kind of silly because I gave it my all. You know it's not like a didn't work my butt off you know But it was like the whole story of failure and also I was just. I was worn out. I was sick There are other things happening my life that would result just like a cascade effect of just being bottom and one of the things. I tell people as like look. Don't cut got caught up in my story in a it's a human thing hitting bottom is hitting bottom. People know what that is. You can be living in a in a in a Bedouin. Tent in the middle of the desert understand. What like feeling bad is like we're paying bottom doesn't mean that you have to have built a company to hit bottom should universal humane human. The human you know fear love pain joy these things these are all fundamental human constructs right so and that are all relative to your circumstances just like you said you don't have to be a founder now could be trying to do something for your kid's school well. You could have anything life. A BREAK-UP HAPPEN YAM breakup. Great for gave making your head bottom tastic. I'm poster child for those you know like I it's it's a very human thing but also rising is also very human
Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens
"The trump administration's partial ban on flavored e cigarettes is in effect but there's still plenty of vaping sticks cartridges on the market in fact there's an array of disposable products that come in many appealing flavors and delivered just as much nicotine. Here's NPR's Alison Aubrey. If you've raised a teenager. You may not be surprised to learn that. Teenagers and young adults seemed to be a step ahead of regulators by the time the FDA announced new enforcement efforts and jewel had pulled most flavored pods from the market. Many teens had already moved on jewel as a product for teens is almost now old school. That's Meredith Berkman co-founder of pave parents against vaping e cigarettes. She says disposable products are the new thing and for now they're exempted from the FDA's enforcement efforts there called disposables because they're designed to be tossed out after one use and among those disposables which are the most popular. There's puff bar there stig. There's Vigo they're all exempt from that guidance. Go to get a reality check. I asked my own teenage son. If he'd heard about these disposables and he said Yeah. Like Puff Bar Matt Meyers of the Campaign for tobacco-free kids showed me how it works here. I'm picking up one of the newer products. It's called a puff bar. This one comes in pink lemonade. It's vape stick and it. Looks like a three inch long thumb drive and when you inhale it. It has a sweet sugary flavor bars and extremely popular product. That's Bonnie halpern filter. A developmental psychologist at Stanford. She says it's hard to know how many teens are using them but she points to a bag. Confiscated vape sticks and pens that a high school principal in northern California collected. Recently I laid out and you can see there. The majority of them are these disposable products they come in lots of flavors lots of colors and it's very attracted to youth and that's what we're seeing them using the most right now. They're easy to conceal. Have about three hundred puffs in them and contain the amount of nicotine found to three packs of cigarettes a lot of Nicotine Christine. Del navo directs the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers University. She says given the survey data showing nearly one in four high school seniors has helped. The data do indicate that there are young high. School students are addicted to these products. She says the e cigarette industry has been very creative despite efforts by regulators to stop young people from vaping to bit of a game of whack a mole when policies are aimed at one particular product another product to kind of pop up to kind of fill the void there and as for all the newer flavors that cover up the harsh taste of nicotine mango ice pomegranate ice. You'll see the word lush used a lot. I'm not sure what lush tastes like Matt Meyers. As parents and others concerned should be aware of how easy it can be to buy vape sticks and e liquids despite the partial ban and age restrictions. Right now you can buy e liquids online often in in websites that are not really protected increasingly in convenience stores and gas stations narrative. Berkman of pave says her group and others offer online resources to help parents. Stay in the loop before you even sit down with your kid. You have to read up on. The latest products. Know what they look like. No what the Lingo is. Because the landscape is changing quickly. Allison Aubrey NPR news.
Author Seth Berkman on 'A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History'
"We have another amazing righteous yet. His name is Seth Berkman. He is journalist by second journalists. We've had on the show but I'm a little bit of a twist. He has been the contributor at the New York Times nine since plenty of twelve he's also been published Yorker. ESPN other national outlets and this focus is actually on sports with an emphasis in perception the Asian athletes and we are catching him at this next exciting phase of his career. He is an author now. He published a book called a team of their own. How in the International Sisterhood Olympic history about the Korean women's hockey team in the two thousand Eighteen Olympics? That sounds like yes. Yes yes so. Thank you again for coming through. I guess we'll just go right into both. I mean so for for those the for those of YOU OUGHTA be watching. I don't know when and how this is how to book. Looks like a desk. The author right there on you know what I mean. Eight represent and Korea Korea. You know saying team of own available in all major bookstores available. Now so let's talk about this go. Who on the surface kind of book about sports and like players and identity? But you also talk about how this book really explores gender under an immigration in communication and that how do basically three identities of South Koreans like North Americans who you have a Korean heritage DOPP DIS as you call them imports and also towards a few weeks. Before the Olympic stars they find out they have to play with North Korean Ain't players so basically pulled from the diaspora and just kind of the hockey team. Right is that what happened. Essentially it's like a peeping pop pop of hockey players. They just kind of Joe hit. Go ahead you thank God. Damn tell us about your book in the very concise Nice way just for our listeners who are encountering it for the first time short and so it makes me think I once heard a long time ago. When you're writing a book someone told me that you should be able to explain it? One sentence I haven't been able to do that only because there's so many layers but to give you kind of just a simple breakdown to me. What the essence of this book is eventually? It's a search for identity a search for belonging that I think anybody can really relate to and what really sticks out to me. Is this give and take take that developed over time. So you had like you mentioned players from Korean-americans Korean-canadians North Koreans and South Koreans all forced on this one one team together over time though you saw this give and take develop between the sides for example. The Korean American Crean Canadian players like you said that imports they they never attached much their identity. They never felt Korean growing up. It was just language. Some of them grew up in rural North Carolina. So there were yeah no real strong connections or cultural aspects. They're going to Korea. Living in South Korea among young women obviously obviously changed that started develops stronger feelings towards Korea than on the other hand when you have the South Korean nationals. These half the team were teenagers. Fourteen fifteen eighteen sixteen year old girls on their growing up in Korea. And they're at that age where they're questioning everything they're having these thoughts emotions for example. Some players battled all depression but they never spoke about that openly just because in Korea it so taboo. Depression is still very new. Run around and there were even some players who had questions about sexuality their owns actuality. They just couldn't talk to their friends at school. Their people they knew increase about this but when the imports it's came over it became like an open book. You know they basically had these. QNA sessions where anything they wanted to ask about emotions or sexuality the imports. I would tell them. Oh it's okay that you can have these feelings. And so like I said you had this give and take between the exchange and I think that's what the book starts to really bring out is just how the sense of belonging grew from these two from opposite ends of the world basically coming together and forming this team. This little family that they did and going back to what Jackie said about. This is like a situation. You had a really crazy breakdown of how this team got recruited rooted because you know career finds out. Yeah we got the bid for the Winter Olympics. Oh we don't have a hockey program. So can you tell us then. Refresh the people who haven't read the book of how they went about recruiting in how unconventional it was so two thousand eleven. South Korea gets the bid to host the Winter Olympics in two thousand eighteen. So they celebrate immediately but then it dawns on them. Oh Shit we have to create a hockey team. Olympics hockey is a centerpiece sport of the Winter Games. No one in South Korea. They'll really plays hockey at all. So what they did. Was Korea Ice Hockey Association of a man who works in the public relations relations department. Basically he went on Google and googled women's Hockey College Women's hockey teams in the. US and Canada pulled up the rosters and looked at but names that sounded Korean or if they had pictures took note of players. Look Korean when I interview early on even said the first few players he found. Were actually Chinese. These there was like a Yang and a Wu and he never heard back from them but he is a cree. How can anyone who looked? Possibly Korean sounded like later Korean rename reasons. How like an excel sheet of a name? Exactly eventually he stumbled on a few that responded to them but at first when they were contacted they thought they were being spammed. Damned pranked emails. Broken English Green Symbols Ronan was like something at dot com got even like an official government in my email account and so the first person that kind of bit you know took the bait was She actually had an uncle lived in South Korea and so he when in an e content to Kia loughry ice hockey association. Verify you for sure Kia C.. Kriss oil great pat branding confine your and they reach out to him and he was like. Yeah we're interested in bringing your daughter over here to represent South Korean the Olympics and that's how these korean-canadian free in America players kind of latched onto the team. Yeah well it's interesting that they think bank just like you looking Korean is what makes you Korean route. You know if they're looking at Asian faces. I'm sure some of them were adopted so they don't have green last name name so they were making like these assumptions. That's like really interesting of how that was something that was important to them that they were just Korean. But even if on the inside they may have never encountered the right and then but I think maybe for this government official who had to put this together his or her door process was probably early like you know as an easier way for me to possibly convince them yeah to kind of like take citizenship or you know like maybe they are or dual citizens so it was kind of an easier
"berkman" Discussed on Democracy Works
"I see art as an opportunity for me to make a loud resounding statement and based on that statement to create conversation and dialogue around whatever whatever the issue is <hes> when i'm writing when i'm painting when i'm driving when i'm designing something i'm doing it intentionally you know from the standpoint standpoint of trying to create dialogue and conversation that ultimately will bring us together. I want you to love my work or hate it. I'm upset if you're indifferent to if you can just walk by i see or feel anything but if you hate it i did my job. If you love it. I did my job because now i forced you to stand on something mm-hmm from mccartney institute for democracy on the campus of penn state university. I'm michael berkman at i'm crispy and and i'm dennis bonelli and welcome to democracy.
Behind the Hong Kong protests
"Well, you will have seen the scenes over the past two weeks. Hong Kong has been the scene of anger and violence and tragedy at a record breaking display of defiance to the communist party rule is in China at its peak almost two million people marched in Hong Kong to demand. The scrapping of legislation that would allow almost anyone to be extradited to face trial in China. The China correspondent Bill Birtles looks back in a moment of courage, and of history. It's Sunday morning, June sixteenth. And I'm feeling pretty pessimistic about the story deigned sent to Cava sitting over our usual, Hong Kong breakfast of Tyco, coffees at the hotel. I'm going through planning messages from ABC headquarters with my colleagues, Nick doll and Craig Berkman it saying back in Sydney. Everyone thought Hong Kong was about to go off again. Just dies before hundreds of riot. Police moved in on mainly young protestors at a demonstration outside the city's legislative assembly. Hong Kong's no stranger to protests. This was the first time place at five rubber bullets and tear gas to break one up. What was there that afternoon, aging bureau cameramen rain's coming? We had brought the mosques goggles and hot, hats, dissipating the worst with duct back to our nearby hotel to file story, when would kind the demonstrators at tried to storm the government building. And the police are moving in. Upon rising back to the same the smell of pepper spray was in the air. It was the first time on failed lingering burn on the skin. The atmosphere was tense. Lisa classroom protesters at the gates of the government building. Now the cops were moving in formation taking back about ten minutes at a time. Protesters would have back and forth skirmishes with the police hoisting umbrellas as a defense of the spray and throwing water bottles, we ran amongst it close enough to get the Schultz we needed, but far enough. We thought not to get in harm's way. But then they started firing tear gas. Panic erupted as hundreds, perhaps agent, thousands of students bolted as the cannisters came towards them. No matter where you were or wafted tear gas was unavoidable. And it went on like this for hours by not send police had succeeded in clearing the protesters and opening the roads. But the source of the anger remained Hong Kong's, chief executive carry lamb was trying to rush through an extradition, Bill. She said it would allow the transfer of suspects jurisdictions where Hong Kong doesn't have an agreement that included my land, China many people in Hong Kong are really worried about the increasing range of China's government into the former British colony. And this Bill was seen as a huge threat back when the Brits handed Hong Kong to China in nineteen Ninety-seven. They did so under a deal Hong Kong would become a part of China, but could keep it separate and much more liberal laws for fifty years now by djing would be able to request. The extradition of people in Hong Kong to face Chinese courts on the mainland. The chief executive Carrie Lam said they would be safeguards and political activists would not be targeted, but very few people believed her. She insisted that the Bill must be voted on within a week in a local parliament, that's rigged, by China's government to ensure a permanent pro-beijing majority. Ms lamb stance combined with the police actions, compounded the anger the death of a protester who scaled a building and fell during a rescue attempt further added to the mood. But in the subsequent days protest movements seems to evaporate, Christian groups continue to turn up and sing. But it looked like the mass protests were either the demonstrators said they would regroup on Sunday. But it seemed to be really poorly organized then on Saturday, Carrie Lam front of the cameras and announced, she would indefinitely delay. The extradition, Bill people power had at least temporarily one. This was a major back down and it was intended to take the fuel out of the issue right before that next protests Shiduan for Sunday. So it's Sunday morning and I'm sitting there in the hotel with Nick and Craig both of whom had been flown from Australia to cover. What looked like a big developing story and the urgency around. It seemed to have just been taken away the streets of Hong Kong looked really normal trams running down the mine thoroughfare markets bustling. I was starting to doubt with a Sunday's progress would amount to much at all the network. Back home was relying on us with multiple. Quests for live crosses, and packages as we drank out, coffees we wondered if we'd end up reporting on a small gathering of just a few thousand protesters, it's really worrying to a correspondent when the expectations for story back home, same out of step with the feeling on the ground. But that afternoon as we headed on foot towards Victoria Park. It was clear that the crowds would building address, code of black bean suggested to symbolize the darkness that the extradition, Bill would supposedly bring to Hong Kong, and when the March leaders reached out vantage point in the wind shy district at about three o'clock. It was clear, the protest was huge a constant stream of people young old students families all wearing black kept flowing towards us. They would changing resign and no to the extradition, Bill as I said, up amongst it for live crosses into the seven pm usable listens. A coal wind up nearby. Police to open Jason roads to the protest brutal. The volume of people was to lodge hours later, I skipped through the crowd to get to a high of adage point at my hotel. The scene was just extrordinary hundreds of thous-. Thousands of people absolutely packing a major road all chanting all cheering all moving and still they kept coming hour after hour. It went on now that adjacent roads also had people marching, if me and little doubt that at least a million people were out organizes legs and said it was to lay said it was about three hundred forty thousand to the naked eye. I would say the organizers with closer. The protest went light into the eighth inning of the demonstrators peacefully dispersed. It was I repeat of the clashes Nick Craig, it on my, we're all staggered at the site of so many people in one place, roughly wanting five Hong Kong as had come out onto the streets in the subsequent dies. Caroll-ann profusely apologized for her handling of the extradition Bill process and promised, she would never try to introduce the legislation. Again, if such. Yeah. And concern continued to exist. She was after all appointed by China's government. So it completely withdrawing, it would be a great embarrassment to buy, djing, and that was as close as the protesters got to a complete victory as a correspondent, based in Beijing. I can't help feel the political culture of the two cities couldn't be any more different to see all these young people, so freely pushing back against an authoritarian government and speaking on camera in a way that would be unheard of, in Beijing it really struck me in the twenty two years. Since the hand IVA China has really filed win the hearts and minds of Hong Kong. China's president Xi Jinping has forced new laws on the CD to Gile people who disrespect China's national flag, and the national anthem through Hong Kong's government. He's also tried to push through intrusive, national security laws, but there was pushback on those two almost halfway through the fifty years of one. Entry to systems. He's clearly not going to stop the push to gain greater control of Hong Kong and bring it into line with the rest of China. The protesters this city note, they relish, having the freedom to speak, even if the odds seem stacked against them. So with many fights ahead of them in the years to come. They've shown this time that they won't easily back down. Fascinating time in history, China. Correspondent Bill Birtles reflecting on those amazing scenes in Hong Kong last week.
"berkman" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Berkman guarantee. Man, good moaning, these Sinden look set to get a more left leaning government onto the Democratic Party says the winner yesterday and the tightest election in memory. Bloomberg's Leo like colas says Verizon rejecting years ovo stereoty deposit now faces tough and lengthy lengthy tools together a cabinet after the ultra-nationalist fitness party. Matched. That's the second. Biggest beefing stop placements conservative national coalition for the first time various coalitions are now possible in Helsinki. Bloomberg daybreak Europe. French president Emmanuel Macron will address the nation late is he tends to stifle discontent. Yellow vests protesters once again took to the streets over the weekend to vent frustration. Bloomberg's Greg Fiske's. He has mo- personal Cromwell speak on national TV eight PM till they I would measures hill an act following a national debate he organized to allow the French to vent their grievances. We should see some tax cuts maybe an increase in pensions as well. As efforts to improve services and small town, France the question, of course, is whether it will be enough to satisfy the anger the yellow vests have revealed in Paris, Gregory Suzy, Bloomberg daybreak Europe knows Kevin Nita Kim Jong UN has solidified his grip on power over the weekend. Being to pay says this comes as he promoted, dozens of generals, and reaffirmed his faith and top aides involved in nuclear toy. Folks with the US the military shuffling came shortly. After Kim said he is willing to hold a third summit with President Donald Trump, even the US until the end of the year to strike a nuclear deal. Chom responded on Twitter saying third summit will be good. And that we fully understand where we eat STAN in so Peter pay Bloomberg daybreak Europe and finding Videon Jack Ma is again Chang tech workers to embrace industries, extreme overtime culture. The color of Alabama induce the sectors infamous twelve hour date work six days a week routine. China's richest man is defying growing social media backlash last week. He dismissed those who expect a typical eight hour of this lifestyle. Cleveland is twenty four hours a day on Erin tick tock on Twitter, powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and on this symbol one hundred twenty countries. I'm garren this is playing peg Yussef. Thank you very much for that. Leeann guarantee, let's also get to the morning sports with Kevin Gobert, Kevin Tonka would since the toast of the Gulf ING world offer. Sensational personal comeback to win the masters. His his first major since two thousand and eight crowds, August appear to have forgiven. What's his indiscretions and cheered wildly? As a one by one shot from Molinari three away an overnight blaze Patrick complex, five birdies an eagle to briefly claim the late to bogey the next two holes. It's.
"berkman" Discussed on Rich Dad Radio Show
"He and I were both pilots and the US marine car during Vietnam, we're both lieutenants and Jack came out to be a three star Lieutenant General, and I got kicked out as a Lieutenant I had some disciplinary problems. But I'm very proud of my roommate, and my friend Jack Berkman he is now congressman in the most powerful place on earth, the US capital. And since this is Jack's, you know, first time inside the halls power. And what the rich dad radio show does its best to do is bring you people who see the world from the insight not the outside. And so Jack is going to be talking about what does that look like in the halls of the most powerful place on earth? The US congress. What does the world look like as a new congressman looking out upon the world, and what's really going on and one of the reasons Jack made three star general, and I didn't was because he's extremely politically. Correct. Most of the time, but I'm not Santa way, he has to be very careful because now he's even deeper into enemy country. So with that welcome to the program, Jack and congratulations being a congressman. Now, Robert always great to talk. You what if he, you know on the radio, or whether it be when we get these days spend time together in person, but, you know, glad to be with you today and eager to give you a perspective of, you know, two months ago, I was just finishing my first term as a freshman congressman, so I've gone from a freshman freshman newbie to now a sage sophomore. In my second term and being the first term in the majority. Now, the second term in the minority the perspective will be balancing out here. So I can see all sides of the question. What do you think people should know that they don't see everybody's looking out from the outside in one the when they had the state of the union few weeks ago? I was looking for you didn't see you. But you know, because you have a white jacket on anyway, what what should people know from your perspective? They may not know what those were all look life inside of congress looking out. And that that's a great question. It's a fair question. And most most importantly, it is so relevant now based on the era in which we live of instantaneous communications, and the point is what I want the American people to know. And I say every day whether it be an. An interview or with our, you know, back in the district talk and constituents every day. There are Democrats and Republicans starting the day together, whether it be workout at the gym have a Cup of coffee breakfast caucus meetings and going through the day and ending the day with an after hours meeting that may or may may may or may not have an adult beverage attached to it. But there are Democrats and Republicans working together, you know, bipartisan way every day the media has chosen not to portray that that's all I'm I'm here to report to you. No matter what a person's political ideology or unit. They have none at all. You've got four hundred thirty five people basically in the house of representatives who come from four hundred thirty five different districts backgrounds perspectives experience levels for the most part to the eighty percent level. Those folks are trying to do good things. The question is from what perspective and experienced. They come from. And I think the media's shortchanging the American people in the message that are portraying. So how does the media do that? Well, they focus what I would call on the, you know, the Byrd and the shining nickel where the bird hops from bright object to bright object the media through now on the level of communications, whether it's the visual, whether it's the, you know, whether use of social media, they get people focused on things that really are not important. But yet they might seem seem important. Let me give you a real world example, I knew about a decade ago when the Weather Channel became a soap opera and started naming snowstorms that that we really have a problem with the media putting out what's news..
The FDA cracks down on flavored vapes and cigarettes
"E cigarette manufacturers are making changes USA radio networks Timberg has more in response to new food and Drug administration regulations. Coming out later this week east cigarette maker jewel announced a series of actions that they're taking to prevent young people from smoking e cigarettes, the company announced it will stop selling the flavored pods of mango fruit and cream and cucumber to more than ninety thousand retail stores that carry them. Meredith Berkman is with an anti vaping groups. She wants a ban on flavors everywhere. Chest want them to ban the flavors because the evidence shows that flavors kid and as far as banning those four flavors. This store owner says mango is the top selling flavor for Joel that's gonna probably bring down sales
Alleged scheme to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Mueller referred to FBI
"Held today. A spokesman for the special counsel's office says an alleged plot to level sexual misconduct. Accusations against Robert Mueller has been referred to federal investigators. This was department sources say a woman claims Republican lobbyist Jack Berkman offered her thousands of dollars to make sexual misconduct and work harassment claims against special counsel, Robert Muller. The woman contacted several reporters about the alleged plot saying she worked with Muller at a law firm more than thirty years ago that lobbyist Jack Berkman did not return calls or