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Hillary Clinton Lied to Her Lawyers, Who Lied to the FBI, of a Collusion Hoax
"Folks the big deal about this indictment yesterday of this Clinton associated lawyer in the collusion, hoax case, the big deal about it. It's not that they lied. All right, Hillary Clinton lies like you know. How do you know Hillary Clinton lying? Right? You know, the Joker mouth is moving. Hillary Clinton lies about everything. Ellery Clinton would lie about her first and last name if she had. I mean, Hillary Clinton hasn't told the truth about anything of significance. At any point in life. That's not the shocker. Oh, they lied and made up the collusion hoax that Trump was communicating with the Russian bank and a secret server that was all made up that that's not shocking, like I'm sorry. It's not. That's not the surprising part. Hillary lies about everything that's just who Hillary is. She's a loser like she lies about everything. The reason they're in trouble is didn't only lie about it making up Trump's quoting with the Russians on the server, they had a lawyer. A bunch of lawyers passed this information. It appears from his allegations in the indictment had that the person the FBI That that opened up this international investigation about collusion hoax that never had a shred of evidence to it ever now. I've been. I've been reading to you Some of the highlights from the indictment and they are stunning, including that there was a tech executive involved in this scheme to frame Donald Trump. We have a good idea who he is. I mean, really, how big was this conspiracy? The media was involved. I've got highlights of that coming up soon. Do you want to see all the media idiots that got caught propagating this obvious hoax and they got caught willingly, folks. They knew they were lying and making it up the meteor liars. They knew it. Let's not pretend like Oh golly, they just happened to get caught by mistake. Natasha Bertrand Moscow, Rachel Maddow. Wolf Blitzer, Um Jake Sullivan, the current national security advisor. They all got their all recorded digitally recorded forever propagating the Alfa Bank Cox that this Russian bank was the secret back channel for Trump and Putin.
A Discussion on Power With Prof. Dacher Keltner, PhD
"Us today to keller. It's great to be with him here. Speaking of psychology we often start by defining terms. And i asked this question in the introduction. What is power. how do you define it. And is your definition different from machiavelli's. Yeah you know this turns out to be one of the hardest things to do in the science of power bertrand russell. The great philosopher wrote that power is the basic medium of social life. And as i've studied power of my colleagues for twenty five years i tend to agree. It's it's just everywhere. And that makes it hard to define. And we really align and their various definitions of we really aligned with somebody named steven lukes who has a wonderful treatment of power. Assess the gist. That power is your capacity to alter the states of other people or to influence others right so power is different from status. Which cameron anderson has studied. Which is the respect you get from your peers and your colleagues in the people around you. Power is different than wealth and class and in fact in our work those two contracts only correllated about point one five point two power is different from dominance which is strategies to coerce people to manipulate. Power is your capacity to influence and alter the states of mind of people around you too. Why do some people seek power. What are the psychosocial hallmarks of people who actively want power. Well this is an old question. People like david winter really were interested in it. It's it you know. There are individual differences in how much we want power. So people want the spotlight. They wanna lead. They have certain characteristics They like power they enjoy it there a little bit more extroverted why we want that. Is i think one of the really subtle lessons of this research. Which is that. There are a lot of good things that come with power people feel better. They are happier. They have more freedom. They have more connections with others. They enjoy more resources. So there are lot of good reasons for wanting power and and we shouldn't condemn people for that aspiration. Why
"bertrand" Discussed on Champagne Sharks
"Unlike your kid my kid went to a school with a bunch of rounds or a bunch of negroes. Or what have you right and so supply. That and i'll give credit to college admissions to this extent. Would you expect a liberal arts institution to do. They have the corrective for societal ills. They don't they. Don't have the resources manpower to do that. So what they do is they go out. And they start recruiting kids from other countries You know we had a base in jamaica. We had a basin creepy. Like we would we. We spent as as much and resources ribian as we new york. When i worked in college admissions we are trying to get kids from the caribbean and those kids tend to be people who have Working class to upper class parents. They have solid educational foundation. They're closer to meeting. the criteria. Kids are in america and so consciously directly those kids kinda get a message eventually that their costs plane a specific substrate of diversity right You're here to represent blackness. In a certain way and that becomes their lameness they progress professionally right. They realized that white people expect them to play a certain role. It's not explication. Hey here's what. It's like to be black from this background. You'd represented a general black nets absent in these spaces that they expect to be sort of urban and authentic and web war way that they mean and then begin to play that part and so I think about this a lot. Because i think about this in terms of proper. I'm sure you're familiar with that program and also a program. I just did. I just went to texas program for economically disadvantaged kids the people who ended up in these programs. Never the target audience or rarely. They're typically the people who are seven and so these might be middle class upper middle class but sometimes lower cresting middle-class families who understand these programs. There's money in that that money has to be dispensed and that most people don't know they exist. And so you can kind of slide through because you look the plot right and so this is not a diaper rooms. They have they're well intentioned but program has to get off the ground it has to happen. You got this money in these slots if people learn the slide into slot when you learn from an early age that you're sliding slats midfield. You kind of learn to cause play that role and not only that but you feel comfortable talking about that. You learn from an early age how to talk from a certain perspective that might not one hundred percent. Be yours and so so. That's something at. That was on my mind when i was reading bertrand's piece. I do think that the one thing i agree with you with is education just doesn't mean none for black and we've learned that the hard way. It's the reason that a lot of people are the way we are which is to say we are just meritocracy to be a sham right. We i know people while at the college. What i've taken my maj. He's archbishop molloy high school Colby and transferred the wesleyan. He was working for three years at the fucking gap with that degree. You know there were kids. Who drunk drove into the student newspaper building. Who will white watson ninety thousand dollar jobs right. Why is the gap with a lot of student debt. You come to believe or not just believe but understand the truth of the fact that when we talk about classic race that there are two distinctly different things that happen to overlap in some situations and you lose faith in the idea that your education can actually get you somewhere in this country and you begin to embrace realistically without knowing wanted the same capitalism press because the only freedom that you have seen anyone achieve has not been through education that's rare but jazzy people achieve money and that's what been dosing so popular on. I will say that. That's the one thing i took issue with as well which is just say there are a lot of people as we all know who get advanced degrees can have nothing to show anyway. Sorry that that was that was be rambling but But yeah higher education. Of course numbers increase as window-dressing it doesn't change the spirit of inclusion in cultural shift it just increases the number of students many of them are not too unlike their white counterparts in terms of their upbringing of but they learn to play the sort of disaffected oppressed personality because that's their role lungs have And and we want a lot of the come to it late. Emmanuel atro- guy that we mentioned last time the nigerian guy who has kind of made a living for himself talking. You know being a negro whisper talking about like you know race issues and being black in. His book is literally called uncomfortable conversations with a black man he only learned about his blackness or any blackness in fucking college year. He admitted Multiple times that he'd even realized he was black until like college. And he you know up until then his he grew up predominantly white places affluent places and you know his blackness was like an afterthought and i'm like there's a room is a room in a place for people like that to speak and honesty should be allowed to speak if he wants to speak from the perspective of. Hey ask a token you know what it feels like. I'm but by all means do that. But this idea of my big problem with these people advertise into not only both earpieces but also a piece that jason did before this i thought was very good about. Why did jessica crook food so many people and assist idea that we have black people and black face or black people who are doing that because play who themselves are kind of imposters so of course a lot of these. Non black imposters are gonna go unnoticed because allow the black people who are in the position to gatekeeper. Them are themselves Imposters who just happened to be melanie. You know something that Comes up for me especially in the numbers is that so the latest you know post Poverty report the census hasn't been released yet. I'm sure it's gonna change the numbers for black folks dramatically but if you were just to look at the number of black people right now who are earning seventy five thousand dollars a year more. It's at about twelve million thirty percent of the black population. It's not a tiny number. Twelve million is a considerable number of people especially if you imagine them spread out across suburbs and one of the things. I'm just for better term. I'll say i am suspicious of is you know. I grew up in the nineties. I was born in eighty eight. I have a lot of memories of working class and even bought a middle-class black people just saying like they were good and bad dig is. This is the whole point of jodi arms book The chris rock joke there. You know there were good and bad black people and my family was part of the bad black people and a lot of books have been written about this. We're basically There's a lot of class hostilities. And so the thing. I'm suspicious of is like i. I don't necessarily think that black poor people will get consideration in any policy or initiative unless we highlight the degree to which they are poor and less economically powerful than you know working class in middle-class black folks because there's so many examples of history of 'gate-keeping and it's not just like a tiny elite. The richest wants like they're seventy five thousand dollar. Earning black people who do not want poor black people in their neighborhood or close to it and so that makes me nervous. I get more nervous when like.
"bertrand" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"All i wanted to add to that and then give jason a chance to answer shit widow start. You know i mean to grabble with the human condition as cliche as it is all his bullshit that these fake fucking liberal intellectual say to speak truth to power To contribute to the larger conversation. That's a historical opposition whenever you write something nonfiction fiction otherwise that means something. You're actually in conversation with ideas that they've act continual fucking conversation and we contribute incident with try and ultimately right to aim for something that approximates truth and insight and maybe leads to better condition for everyone to live on like that mirror. Opportunity fucking major separate from To give people like meter fullness of the humanity and dignity. 'cause lord knows we don't get many places to preserve a sense of history and integrity to communities. I go up in the disappearing people. Don't remember the places of consequence the institutions the moments in history. Even history of the very music recreate it to know that that that booby james's lives mean what it just statistics consigned to the fucking scrappy. Black life that's point. Those motherfucker has been a lot to me to know that my mother sacrifices in my aunt sacrifices uncle sacrifices that they meet for generation did advance some meaningful way. Despite societies wishes against us to note at the art and culture discourse we shape matter and won't be reappropriated subverted by sometimes people who look like us To give people like me to believe that things can change because they might not change but it reminds me of the difference between going into. Somebody's really fucked up rural communities in the south sometimes like being projects the worship but like being in new york you had access to things. I might not have the things. But i could go to thirty fourth window. At macy's i could walk into a museum. It gave me the belief that there was a better life. And it's a that the writing figures who will be my people that now your life is not limited to this dog it. It may not work for everyone but the luminaries the future luminaries have to have a sense of something greater as possible and that's important leaf. Ambition can sustain existence among people like me who were like me. And i think every time i write i sit down and i wrestled with those things. I want to be honest. I wanna preserve integrity and i wanna speak not to a large audience if it happens to hit with a large audience s awesome but two very specifically targeted audience knows the lay. Which i'm speaking in those messages. So i just want to say Love jason's answer. Which answer had been that. Good i i. I remember a lot of the writing process especially when i was hitting a brick wall like i was really hoping that like 'cause i'm just a witness to an experience at a ton a poor black people have anyone else given the same opportunity a genuinely feel could have really the same stuff all the observations. I'm making their every research. Question was fucking obviously just based off my experience so the only value witnesses is that i saw something that somebody else there didn't but there were a ton of other witnesses to that shit but i kept wishing that eventually i'd see somebody else from the same experience who wrote the piece that i was writing because i didn't really wanna keep grappling with it but i would always get some terrible fucking news from my phone like right when i was waiting to see if the atlantic would pick this up after i got in conversation with an editor was like around christmas twenty twenty and i wanted to stop pushing this and then i get a call like much out of friend that on his way to go get some chinese food. After work you get stopped. Frist have joint is fine. Found on him he gets putting county and just like all. The money is just gone trying to get out of that is really the only reason i arose because just like i. I don't know. I was motivated by that shit. The thing is what regardless of whatever the reason were reason was it was a great article. I appreciate you writing it. And i appreciate you as well. Jason actually hadn't read your article until you are in the group chat was like what is he talking about. But it was a great article And i just really am glad to know that there are people like you guys having the conversations that you're having because to me that is the role that you know. We should be playing when we have the opportunity to have platforms can change conversations. Can we move conversations to new direction. Can we get people to think about things. Maybe they didn't think about before and to me. That's one of the most important parts of doing the work that we do via writing the podcast. Whatever so when we have these spaces and we have these platforms. you know. It's great that we're using it for that type of Challenge to the current conversations. So thank you. Both are the problem not with jason's article but with the chronicle. I sent jason's article around lot of people and a lot of people see that email sign up and they don't actually read it. There's a paywall. So i had a lot of people say oh there's a paywall wa tell them no is just you give your email to sign up. But it's free to read so Yeah a lot of people think that the chronicle is paywall but we're going to have links to all the articles in the show notes and when you go to the chronicle don't worry about that pop up telling you to sign up it's free you just give your Email us burner email. If you're worried about getting spammed. But i didn't get spammed but all the articles are free so definitely Read both our articles any of the have a spam email address. Anyway don't like everybody needs one email that you send all that you know when you to sign up for some shit just sent everything that i want email. Just it saves you a whole lot of energy at a quick thing earlier. Everyone said their own class background. And i never gave my own but my family blue-collar that we weren't I wouldn't say we were in poverty but we weren't middle-class either. I would say we were working class blue collar. But i just felt like you know in spirit with the articles and stuff. We're talking about forgot to mention my own. Circumstances has always good to do so. Yeah that's all. I had to say and i think everyone else has done. So thanks for joining us Checkout bertrand's article and also addition. The name of the article is who gets to read about black pop culture right. I'm going to remember what. Oh yeah who gets who actually gets to create black pop. Culture in current affairs and jason's article is the pernicious fantasy of the nicole. Hannah jones saga at chronicle. It's all going to be in the show notes but also check out his one about Jessica cry because i think both of them have a lot of overlap with bertrand's piece as well and let me just add something as mister five which is that There's been a reissue of push-back sapphire which became the movie precious. We had decades of this course about this fucking book about what it meant to be authentic black voice to be from an actual hood about black vernacular about sausage shoes etcetera. And there's been a twenty-fifth issue with an introduction written by one of the most famous black authors of today who just want guggenheim. And if you wanna talk about regression turns to something. I thought we put to bed. That person will ever wrote a spoof novel erasure about. We've announcing a resurgence of people. Saying ashley this folks will fuck and good. I'll sit in disbelief as to where the black discourse on who controls it now and in the end the disdain that certain black people have of us agree. Alright that's a great place to end it. So thanks for joining.
"bertrand" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"Same people with roxanne. Gay's right out q. On andrei dome. Yeah and it's an even deeper rabbit hole mouth that i'm no more stuff from jason but home the re- the reality is that you know that's always something that stuck in my paw so my goal much bertrand said you know. My goal wasn't necessary to give the solution. Mago was a gift to the fucking table. That was the problem you filming like. I felt like why are we not even ask these questions. See the thing is. I grew up in south central and i understand. My life is a complete anomaly. Like i i don't feel any any of the categories the told you got all the details at dell. It'd be like this doesn't fit into anything. And i know it doesn't but one of the things that I was growing up. You know i was a part of a group call south central youth and power through action group of student activists. And you know the conversations we were having conversations about gentrification the conversations around school funding. We took pictures of conditions at our school literally. You can look this up. We took pictures of the conditions at our school incentive to channel seven news and it became a big story we actually ended up winning campaign called bb here in l. a. If you ask. La usd up one hundred fifty three million dollars to fix the cosmetic problems in our schools. Because what was happening is the funding was going to the west side which is like know the middle class areas white areas. They were getting funding because they were getting higher test scores. The money was going to whoever had the highest test scores not to the schools that needed the funding the most so because of that. We were able to get the money to fix the crow. Two water fountains the falling ceiling tiles. Fact that we didn't have enough death in our classrooms literally. We'd have to go next door to other clashing get desolate. We can have a place to sit in our class so when we did that from doing that. Type of work. These are the kind discussions. We were having in south central in our schools but nobody thinks to ask us about stuff like that when they ask about south central when people wanna come get these stories. I'm sorry when the last people want to come to our community to get our stories these writers. I'm gonna tell you the easter and all of them they hang out over here to get our stories. I promise you. I've had people ask me to link them up with certain groups of youth. This is a real thing a might even exaggerate. They come to our community funny enough as a tv show called ballers they kind of do some shit like that. And and that's a real thing that's got progressively motherfuckers do and then comes. Our communities may look what our kids doing a write about. Our kids are committed. I don't pick the kids in insecure hours. Feel like the kids drink. Kind of rooted ratchet and notice. And that's exactly what i'm talking about. So they come here. They taught about us and they talk about us and that's the perspective they have not once have you seen him depict student activists you know. Sandra you through empowered through actress still exists today still in the same location on vermont. Maybe i you can still go over there. Not once seen eastern depict them. And i'm in that's not just a much as hers. Anybody could invest part of the reason. Why when you have these conversations on tv you see these pundits are always shouting out. what about chicago. what about the bronx. What about they say. That i should because they literally only have one perspective. They know conflict for one thing. They don't talk about none of the other things of the beautiful things that have happened. Incompetent the events that they have in compton the rodeos that they have incompetent them talk about the power. We have a whole activist festival that we do here. Every year costs out power fast. Does anybody know that exists. No with they'll tell you about some drive-by so that's my whole best. My whole thing the fact that we're not even at the table to even be a part of the conversation to even be the writers at the table. That is the fucking problem. And i just wanted to say that every that was all super. Yeah that's wild. I want to jump in mostly and this is. This is not necessarily a good thing. I don't know where this is going to go. So i'm just gonna say going back to the moonlight thing. I would really life there to be a diversity of for there to be a critical mass of poor people at the table. Like vitas talking about because so many of these experiences are different and you know when you only have a few people that it's kind of like everyone's burden with having to give like this really expensive picture which i don't think they can really do. It's very hard to write about like even if you grow a poor somebody. It's hard to write about experience you didn't have like. I had this conversation a little bit on twitter with jason. Just where it's like. Me and him both have experienced transient situations. But he was in harlem and i was in like this weird dilapidated like you know used to be a suburb but also business You know mill nowhere new jersey. it's just different But one of the reasons i liked. Moonlight is 'cause. I don't have any bright spots in my family. Like the dude who's circling. That's one of my favorite scenes in the movie when he's in the launch room and he's getting circled that bowie. That is the people that like. I grew up around and it's not just like the black men are like that Everyone around me had that sort of Violence homophobia was a big part of it as well. I mean i was probably like nine years old sleeping over a friend's house when his mom sees us like you know sleeping in the same bag because we're like nine or kids and she's just like i better not find out you all. Are she used less conway but one day. That's what a policing of masculinity was very common. When i was watching moonlight the reason i was drawn to it was because it was made by two dudes from liberty city and they were depicting this really hideous experience. That should not be color. All black people certainly shouldn't be used to color all poor black people but it was familiar to me so as a piece of art that was actually true to that hideous it resonated with me on that level especially because like i'll watch middle class upper middle class upper class by people try to capture what it is being that sort of possibility and i just their their version of it. I can just detect the middle class on that it's so palpable whereas like watching moonlight it nailed it. And you know it's not something to celebrate it just like that was true and artistic representation sense to me. That's why i was drawn to that film because again. I just wasn't lucky enough to have one of those family where there's like these bright spots or one of the some people are kids Children like blood or crib members but like through their family they have a grandparent who was also black panther. I'm the childhood. G k blood out of like newark new jersey. But there's no active and there's no political bright spot there's no like black consciousness it's just survive in poverty and responding to violently. So that's my background. Lavina said struggle. I remember being in college and undergraduate writing class And i wrote a story which was a mother who was obsessed with crossword puzzles or something. This white woman who was came from some wealth and long island razor handle. She said you know. I thought this was well written. But what i wanted to hear was i wanted to hear the story. And the author's actual voice not the voice. He learned in high school coach. The implication being that You know the way that we spoke with. My mom spoke That this was something. I.
"bertrand" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"You go to other state and it's different. We're so crazy. Nigger ask a white person in maine about the food and minnesota that's called regional cuisines soldiers in north carolina style is south carolina texas. Yes so so. We are finding new ways to make blackness magical. We went from a stop. Considering obama and other people as magical negros to saying black girl magic black boy joy we've bought into the i did we think it's it's actually subversive in revolutionary to say black people magical. It's actually fundamentally white supremacists. They great like you'll make a different. You're a different breed. We wholeheartedly agree. And it's bizarre that we've internalized that and now turned it into a positive in this fucking era of absolute contradictions is in they'll say Not your magical negro. But they don't turn around and say black girl magic back. People are saving everybody well. That's what the magic negro does. The magic negroes magical and he saves white people. Yeah bertrand and i think that's interesting because i was thinking about the nfl like growing up was always told you know blackness was important that it was you know that we're strong that we're Talented that we're smart. All these things. I was comes raised with this being told me over and over and over again and also big. My parents was like really big on making sure that their kids didn't have issues with their skin. Tone hair texture. Even my grandma like was really big on that. And i always felt like those were kind of like affirmations more solden a way of trying to make a special but based on what you guys are saying here something different now when i hear what these people are saying because when i started thinking about the distinction like when i was growing up. It wasn't even about being magical. It was that we were smart. We could create look. Look we're inventors. Look we're you know Creative people we're all these things in what they're doing is trying to capitalize off of the idea of black being magical and that's a very different. That's not a firm that's not affirming. Anything is really trying to sell yourself to whatever white entity. You're trying to get hired by essentially white. I want to get it reminds me of the history off noah's jumping. Nah i was gonna say like. I'm by no means studied in our criticism at all so this is just shooting from the hip. But i have to me. It seems like there's a lot of. There's this idea that to be real. Are you have to be tragic in some way. And i've seen just watch a lot of the films. I've read aloud these books. I watch a lot of the things you know. Someone might just ride as pretentious where there's basically it seems like. A lot of middle-class artists are of the opinion that any are that is specifically made for middle-class tastes by middle class people is really are because it lacks oppressive feature. But that's a hard line or that's a hard bar to live up to when you have so many people who do have just standard middle class lives and so to me. It seems like everyone who wants to be an artist but still subscribe to that idea that real our sp tragic or in some way capture oppressive life. They have to find ways to dramatize what is really a boring not that oppressive class experience and it feels like i see more more black people who come from relatively comfortable settings and that's often how they make into the our world because it's not cheap to become to go to art school. You have to be pretty well off. Most of the time they mimic that pattern of trying to find ways to dramatize everything about being this kind of boring middle-class entity and have to find some way to make it special because they really think that are has to look that way. Maybe it does to be interesting but it's just. I don't know it comes off as just insanely dramatically. Because i've moved from poverty to be either upper middle like scraping upper-class with like this tech job and it's just like my life is pretty fucking easy. If i'm being honest jason. You were saying something as well have to All i was saying was that the that you know some of this thing some of this ship and and and i like i was also talked positive reinforcement. I didn't have low self esteem the way people pretend that all black people. Yeah i i think my family's awesome. And the more i got into the world the more fascinated i am by by what they did with so little in personalities initial stories But what would it reminds. Me is an aping of the upper middle class. The upper middle class dutch and lord knows. I've had an overloaded. These motherfuckers At every level of education in workforce is they valorize mediocrity and and this is what the hipster movement must to me like. I i call this early. I said this is an alternative white. Supremacists move as a bunch of explanation or do you think. They recognize as mediocre. No they think. I think there's a lot at work here. And i think part of it is that the american the american narrative especially the white american narrative. It's one in popular culture which the white guy gets everything right. The white guy saves the world. He gets the girl i mean. You look at how people cast to some schlub with supermodel. You know it's it's this sort of narrative a'magic it's it's as the absolute inverse of what you see what black people had psych. We learned to internalize contempt because we see in popular narrative reviewed as criminals as lesser As even when people sympathetic to us as people who are down and out right so consciously you take that in a match being a a a random white dude with an education. Who's had all the spoils of privilege and you kind of look like a bum and you're not particularly a standout in the world's promise you that that's enough to rule it and you don't get shit you looked up and i mean this is some of what informs inform sort of insult psychology world. Prompts me a whole lot of shit and none of these girls wants to told me. I was watching. I was reading the books they kept telling me. And i'm not in not only that but i i saw one of the cool looking ratty his and he was having sex wanted him. Wait a minute that. I thought i was going to get now. Really my heels really would like you know like the psyche is is is is a fragile thing especially when it's been shaped by propaganda and all i'm saying is that i think a lot of who believe They've come to believe that not that they were given something but that they deserve that they actually are smart that they actually did earn narrate eucation in their job and their salary. Honest as you said. Something wants to me that i thought was very profound than i've been stealing Left and right. So if you ever heard say i got it from jason but you said that we've gone from a place where entitlement meant people saying. I deserve it because i work hard. Would you said that you saw a lot of kids. Applying to that good schools. We've gone to that to what you call the kanji mindset. Which is i deserve it. Because i wanted just wanna get is it need to deserve it and a lot of white people now. That's the new way for entitled white kids to think but a lot of the black kids who kind of worship a mimicking. What we're seeing with you. I say on brilliant brilliant. Yes if i say that. The family should funding. They should fund. If i tell you my fashion as the greatest fastest if i tell you this is the greatest album squid if i tell you fixed wolves that means i'm gonna fix wolves. I'd never even listened to a full conde album. And i know he was supposed to fix wolves southbound to not ubiquity arians is.
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"The first time somebody spoke to me about michael schumacher is one of the guys in jail and he said the new that the high is so good. They don't need you anymore. So you can stay here for those of you older. Can you remember what you were doing thirty years ago because my guest this week certainly can. He was banged up in a london. Prison and is racy to the jordan. Team for the belgian grand prix was taken by a young german rookie cold. Michael schumacher welcome. Everyone agrees with me. Tom clocks and my guess is of course. Bertrand gas show up until the midpoint of nineteen ninety-one he'd been enjoying the best season of his career. He takes him three points finishes for jordan in debut-season and one more and after making a setup breakthrough at the hungarian grand prix he betty's mechanics that he take pole position at spa but he never got to spa. in a moment that would rock the paddock. Bertram was locked up in jail in brixton for an incident with a london. Taxi driver that had taken place. The previous december eddie jordan replaced him with schumacher and the rest as they say is history. It really is one hell of a story and all these years later bertrand remembers it like it was yesterday. He's incredibly candid about his experiences. And some of his descriptions about life as a former one driver in prison will leave you open mouthed and one is formula. One career lost its momentum. Prison didn't kill it completely. He went on to race for larousse and he even started his own formula. One team pacific grand prix bertrand story is an incredible one. I.
"bertrand" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"You doing? Welcome to the podcast today. It's good to see you. Thank you. It's good to be here. So get started. Tell everybody a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you're from what you like to do outside of writing. I am my name is Jessica Bertrand. I come from the western slope half of Colorado. I'm a teacher and an adjunct instructor at the local university. I'm also a part time library assistant for our public library branches. And so it's a lot of fun. I have my bachelors and teaching and history and a masters in school labor education. What do I like to do outside of writing? I like to hang out with my family and friends, and I really enjoy knitting and crocheting and reading. And I also like the Olympics. So I have that on almost 24 7 right now when I can get away with it. I would say if you're a writer and a librarian and you don't like to read, that's a problem. It is a problem. It's really hard 'cause like I have my little cubby where I put all my library books and it is always stuffed roll right now. So there's always like, oh, I should read this and oh, I should read this along with that in my to be read pile is huge. Isn't all of ours? Yeah. Yes. Answer me this, though. If you live in Colorado, why don't you ski? Because I'm not that much of an outdoor enthusiast. I tried snowboarding once. It didn't really end all that greatly. I think I ended up with two great fruit size bruises off of snowboarding. And sometimes it takes a little bit of money to start a new thing, so I don't always go for skiing, but I know there's a lot of really great places. And I'd like to try it sometime. Eventually. You should also I also live on the side of the state with a little bit more of high desert, so we don't always get the same amount of moisture as.
Chicago Pharmacist Arrested for Selling Vaccination Cards for $10
"Pharmacist in Chicago has been arrested for selling Covid 19 vaccination cards on eBay 34 year old tank tank. Zhao of Chicago, appeared in federal court today after he was indicted for theft of government property. According to court documents. Zhao sold 125 authentic CDC vaccination cards to 11 different buyers for approximately $10 a card in March and April of this year, he faces a sentence of 10 years in prison for each of the 12 counts against him. Zhao was a licensed pharmacist in Illinois was employed at company won a pharmacy, which distributed and administered Covid 19 vaccines. At its physical locations
Judge Keeps CDC Eviction Moratorium but Says It's Illegal
"Judge Dabney Friedrich said. Her hands are tied by an appellate ruling. The last time courts considered the eviction moratorium in the spring. Alabama landlords who were challenging the moratorium are likely to appeal. Frederick wrote that the new temporary ban on evictions that the CDC imposed last week is substantially similar. WGN Sports. The Cubs are in Miami tonight. White Sox are off after the Field of Dreams game yesterday, the forecast from the
Wildfire Explodes to Third-Largest in California History
"A wildfire raging in Northern California exploded in size overnight. Becoming the third largest wildfire in state history amid high temperatures and strong winds. The Dixie Fire grew by 110 Square miles between last night and this morning, making the blaze the largest wildfire currently raging in the
Walmart and Gap Partner to Launch New 'Gap Home' Brand
"Oh Gap and Wal Mart have announced a new partnership and we're going to start seeing Gap home products. So that's betting that's you know, Bath goods, bath accessories, home decor, things like that. That's gonna start showing up on walmart dot com on June 24th. Eventually these products will be in Wal Mart stores, the companies said in a joint statement. But for now, it's just gonna be On on walmart dot com. And, you know Walmart has really said this that they've been very aggressive about going after brands and having partnerships and things like that, and they felt like gap was a really good fit, You know, Gap we think of his being about clothing and things like that. But But moving into this moving into this home good space, especially with a very large partner with a lot of infrastructure, like Walmart will be really interesting to watch. Of course, you know, Gap company That's also been in a banana republic. Old Navy Athleta things like that so old Maybe an athletic have really kind of propped up the company in more recent times gap in Banana Republic stores have been struggling a lot more, so we'll see what this move does for gifts. Bottom line. I'm surprised you. You say that about gap I would have figured in
What We Learned From the Epic Games v. Apple Trial
"Trial. What is it? Why does it matter? What's the latest? Yeah, the the long and short of it is that epic is this company that makes the Game four tonight? You might have heard of it. It's one of the most popular games in the world. They have sued Apple and the very basic of the lawsuit is that they believe Apple controls the APP store too much. Currently, for example, you can't get a nap for your iPhone unless you go through Apple's app store there No other APP stores out there. Apple doesn't allow them. Also don't allow you to buy digital goods like a new look for your character unless you go through Apple's payment processing, which takes a 30% cup from the from the company, so it's something that epic has one not enjoyed, and they have decided to sue. They say that its monopolistic behavior And over the last three weeks, we with into a bunch of testimony in an Oakland, California court, where they debated this, and it's actually really interesting. It's like one of the first times we've seen Ah major antitrust trial around Tech in decades. So if epic doesn't like
Chicago Public Health official on current and previous surges of Covid cases
"WGN News, Chicago's Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are Woody points at a difference between the current surge in new cases of the Corona virus and previous searches which have happened during this pandemic. We're not being big surges in the older folks, we are starting to see hospitalization. Was just creep up there, and we know even younger people are not immune right to serious covet. But when I look at Easter this weekend, for example, my worries are all of those young people going to gather with older relatives or people at risk. And might we see that spread further. Doctor already joined W Chance. Steve Bertrand on
Paul Simon Sells Catalog to Sony Music Publishing
"Simon was selling his song catalog. Yeah, he's joined the ranks of some other music greats. I think you and I talked about Bob Dylan. Not that long ago, but Paul Simon has has done the same. He sold his entire song catalog to Sony Music. And the deal that the terms of that were not disclosed, But you know the same with Bob Dylan when Bob Dylan's sold his. It was estimated to be about three worth about $300 million, so you can kind of guess Paul Simon's probably in that same neighborhood, But Neil Young did this recently. Stevie Nicks has done this, and it's kind of joining these music greats that are selling off their their song catalog. So we'll see what happens there. You know, when Neil Young did it, he was very specific about these cannot be in jingles. Thieves cannot be. He had some rules about what couldn't could not happen to his songs. So we'll see. I think more will emerge about about Paul Simon here. But when you think about, you know the late fifties, when he started with Art Garfunkel, just the body of work since then, that's a lot of music.
Ever Given Crew could be under House Arrest
"Of a large container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week could be placed under house arrest, The Times of India reported. The Indian crew may also face criminal charges, sources in the shipping industry say. 25 member crew could be banned from traveling in the future.
Acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier dies at age 79
"Film, directed in more than three hour documentary on French Cinema, won best director at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar. Less known in this country for his jazz film Around Midnight Tavern, you directed some 40 features and documentaries. Bertrand Tavernier died Thursday at the age of 79. How we mobs of its of member station Kunc has this
Biden sets new goals for fighting coronavirus pandemic
"Getting word that the president during this news conference, we made mention a new goal about Vaccinations at new goal being 200 million vaccinations and
Cook County COVID Vaccine Appointments Open for 5 Sites
"Releasing around. 16001st does appointments today for the Corona virus vaccine. The new appointments will become available well they did just three minutes ago and will be used to administer the first dose of the visor vaccine to individuals eligible under the state's vaccination plan. And faces one A one B and one B plus doses will be administered at training college in suburban River Grove, South suburban College and South Holland North Riverside Health Center in North Riverside. Explains and Forest Park and before we move
Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General
"Has represented the families of black people killed by police officers says he's running for Texas attorney general civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt announced over the weekend he plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. Merritt said Saturday on Twitter, they quote Texans deserve an attorney general that will fight for the constitutional rights of all citizens. It's unclear whether he will seek or receive the support from the state Democratic Party. People seeking to run for Texas Attorney General can't buy a candidacy papers for months, but the 2022 election has already Had the early attention following new criminal allegations against Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing. WGN
Illinois Reports 782 New COVID Cases, 12 Additional Deaths
"Reporting 782 new coronavirus cases in 12 additional deaths, including Woman in her thirties statewide positivity rate holding at 2.2% for the seven day rolling average more than 4.1 million vaccines have been administered in the state and Illinois, averaging 102,000 shots daily Indiana reporting 421 new cases and eight additional deaths. The Indiana State wide positivity rate is
A day of free sandwiches? If Manny’s Deli in Chicago gets 30 days of perfect mask wearing, apparently so.
"Deli in the South Loop and survived to the shutdown posted a tweet saying New challenge. If we go 30 days without having to ask anyone to put a mask on or to properly wear their masks, we will give away free sandwiches for the day. So far the longest we've made, it is one p.m..
Molson Coors says cyberattack impacting brewing operations
"By a cyber attack that disrupted is brewing operations and shipments. In a filing, it said it's working to get its systems back up as quickly as possible. Molson Coors wouldn't say how many facilities were impacted. It operates seven breweries and packaging plants in the U. S. Three in Canada and 10. In Europe and one of Chicago's top tourist
Chicago's Evanston City Council to vote on reparations bill for black residents
"Evanston City Council members are expected to vote later this month on plan to use revenue from recreational marijuana cells. For reparation payments to eligible black residents. Rose Cannon organizes a group opposed to the measure. She's asking the council to remove the word reparations from the plan and instead college Housing subsidy or whatever, but it's not true Reparations. It does not offer us a final repair. It does not return us back to where we were before, before we all went through these long years of being racially discriminated against and it's in conflict with the national plan and then joined W G and Steve Bertrand on Chicago's afternoon news. We want them to go back to the drawing board make a plan that's more congruent with what's going on in the neck. No plan and they're trying to ram this through and make it a law through City Council and 40% of their City council is unseeded Cannon says she's among the first dozen or so Evanston residents who've been found eligible under the plant's first initiative up $10 million. It would distribute up to $25,000 for housing per eligible.
"bertrand" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"So then. What book hooked you. It's a great question. I was Sense the info on this question you know just that we could interpreted however we wanted to and i thought to myself. I'm not sure it was a hook. It was more of a net because a lot of reading in my childhood that was just part of the culture. I grew up in Partly just The nature of life before a lot of screens And then partly because i grew up in the family of a A fairly religious family so we were people of the book like anybody. Who's you know. grows up in that. You know that the buckets. In our case the bible but in other cases i think of the korean or you know the torah people reading and memorizing parts of books and becoming sort of accustomed to the idea that the book in some way is your life and your belief system and your and your way of understanding the world so there was that and then aside from any religious interpretations of the book the narrative structure of all those books in the old and new testaments or the first and second testament is really interesting stuff but then beyond that i I wanted to choose. A book called my family and other animals by gerald durrell. Who actually d'oro if you're british and incorrect. Which is the story of. It's one of many books that the zoologist durrell wrote As part of his Recollections about his life in zoology and this one is his early years on the island of corfu When he was there with his family and his brother. Lawrence still is a Novelist he wrote the alexandria quartet which will probably show up later in this interview. Because you'll ask me what series. I've never finished but gerald was Delicious writer funny kind of a smart aleck and really Captured not only his life in the field and mountains of coffee. Which is a greek island. collecting like rose beatles magpies and puppies and wall lizards and stuff but also the stories of his family. Being completely intolerable and arrogant. And you know with all their crazy foibles. Carry charming book. And i realized that if he could write like that then this could be really fun to read all my life and where in your life did you read this book. I well when i was about eight years old eight nine ten years old I used to go to new hampshire to stay with my grandparents and we were permitted because again it was a time when life look different. We were permitted to just take ourselves downtown and go anywhere we wanted and you know just as kids and we used to do things that we remembered from our summers like by a hamster you think their parents would never let us to and my grandparents just gave us a long leash least at all so i went to the bookstore all the time. There is a prep school town. I was not that kid. We were not that kind of wealthy but we had full access to the prep school bookstore. And i bought this book just thinking the cover was interesting. And i'm actually holding it in my hand. It is completely destroyed taped together with masking tape. It's Aqua the way everything was in nineteen seventy three or whatever that was and it was covered with all these crazy looking animals from that time. Sort of a collage and it has the typefaces that you would recognize from that era. So i And i read it in secret thinking that because it had some swears in it probably getting in trouble and was that sort of common use you were having to sneak books From your parents were your parents very today. Kind of investigate what. You're reading a frequently to make sure it was clean. Yeah no it's a great question. My parents are very liberal in their In their interpretation of what would be considered you know dogma but the The churches that i grew up in were more conservative so i was pretty careful. I mean that was the same era. As are you there. God it's me margaret. And you know i mean. There were things coming out that we're pretty controversial. Nothing like what. I've written and nothing like anybody else's writing now but But at that time it was you had to be kind of careful
"bertrand" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?
"This is what book do you. I'm brock shelley and thanks for listening this week. I'm talking to lend bertrand whose debut city of the uncommon thief was released on february. The ninth we get into this book and happy. Little accident happened won't put my dog started barking. Normally that's something. I would take out of the recording but it ended up diving deeper into her fantasy debut. So a nice little wrinkle to it. You'll hear it so listen so then. What book hooked you. It's a great question. I was Sense the info on this question you know just that we could interpreted however we wanted to and i thought to myself. I'm not sure it was a hook. It was more of a net because a lot of reading in my childhood that was just part of the culture. I grew up in Partly just The nature of life before a lot of screens And then partly because i grew up in the family of a A fairly religious family so we were people of the book like anybody. Who's you know. grows up in that. You know that the buckets. In our case the bible but in other cases i think of the korean or you know the torah people reading and memorizing parts of books and becoming sort of accustomed to the idea that the book in some way is your life and your belief system and your and your way of understanding the world so there was that and then aside from any religious interpretations of the book the narrative structure of all those books in the old and new testaments or the first and second testament is really interesting stuff but then beyond that i I wanted to choose. A book called my family and other animals by gerald durrell. Who actually d'oro if you're british and incorrect. Which is the story of. It's one of many books that the zoologist durrell wrote As part of his Recollections about his life in zoology and this one is his early years on the island of corfu When he was there with his family and his brother. Lawrence still is a Novelist he wrote the alexandria quartet which will probably show up later in this interview. Because you'll ask me what series. I've never finished but gerald was Delicious writer funny kind of a smart aleck and really Captured not only his life in the field and mountains of coffee. Which is a.
"bertrand" Discussed on NICE WORK! A Super Nice Club Podcast
"This is what he asked me most recently he goes camera friends right Of course, we're friends he goes. Would you take a bullet for me? From with gun. Unaware of first of all, your overly confident in my ability to take a bullet. I don't drywall. Behind you still going to die. I'm not taking anything. Shuna Ghost. Be My tried to be a good person and take a bullet for somebody to be like a hero and they still died. Did you still. Got Shot. Could've just greed you. Don't even health insurance like that too. Now in in my Gone. Dumb. piggeries what it got me. That was stand up stand out Cam Bertrand who will get to know a lot about in episode twenty, eight of Nice work. I'm your host todd brilliant and learning about Cam and his path. Take get another look at someone who has turned. Their passion into a successful career. It's Kinda the whole point of the we're podcast. Cam like.
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Members and number two. We're going to protect the business because we saw the dip coming with all our small business customers. We did do furloughs. Yeah, and did a slight reduction in force. And we're monitoring the results every day, Excited to bring those team members back, but we everybody understood. We all locked arms that you have to have a healthy company coming out of this. And so we're seeing as I mentioned the uptick in the business. Tonight, and I'm excited about what we're seeing in the market and the ability for people to get back to work and socialize. So my guess is there's going to be a market for exactly what you people are all about going forward, so I can't imagine you won't be anything but successful, and I am impressed with how adaptable people are. Take face mask, for instance. Nobody heard of them before then we didn't want to wear him Now for a lot of us. It's becoming very second nature. So maybe some of these protocols you're talking about will be much easier for us all to assimilate to once we get back human, though. 10 minutes ago. It seemed very, very alien. So I'm I'm betting on you guys. Dan. Good luck. I very much appreciate you have a great day. President CEO barcodes ink Hundreds of employees in the Chicago area It's 12 43. It's time for the wind trust business Minute wind the clock. It's time for the wind Trust. Business Minute, your daily round up of Chicago area business news. You're going to have to eat your quarter pounder in the car for another three weeks, at least. Chicago based McDonald's is delaying plans to reopen its dining rooms as the number of covert cases continues to grow. Level X, a Chicago Tech company that makes video games for doctors to learn medical skills has been purchased by a German company called Brain Lab. Level. X tell Chicago in it plans to add its number of employees. It also plans to release new games in the areas of dermatology. Orthopedics and oncology over the next year, and Northbrook based Crate and Barrel is looking for its third CEO in six years. Neela Montgomery is leaving, they say to pursue new opportunities. Crayton Barrel says the successor will be named shortly. It's the Wintrust business Minute. I'm Steve Bertrand. Thank you. Steve Bertrand, Let's check on traffic..
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Tower have tested positive for cold mid nineteen the city says the tower's been cleaned in accordance with guidance from the CDC Lightfoot has postponed about city council meeting because of the virus she has not set an alternate date yet and former California Republican congressman Duncan has been sentenced to eleven months in prison after pleading guilty to misbranding campaign funds the former marines defense attorneys have asked for home confinement your money on WGN the Dow Jones industrial average is well off its highs today it's up four hundred sixty points though the nasdaq up two hundred forty one and the S. and P. five hundred up forty eight make that seventy eight I'm Steve Bertrand on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN and now another addition of obvious news from geico experts now say that wearing more clothes in the winter will in fact help you be warmer we asked called victim Trent Patterson about this and here's what he said it was the weirdest thing I I was a little cold put on a sweater then wasn't cold cycle was also an obvious news geico makes it easy to save money and easy to reach them with licensed agents available around the clock so switching is a really smart decision that's all this news from geico delivery you loading up on things from Walmart yeah I use my new Capital One Walmart rewards card it is unlimited five percent back on everything I buy from Walmart online see what's five percent back five percent what with the Capital One Walmart rewards card earns unlimited rewards including five percent back at Walmart online on top of Walmart's everyday low prices what's in your wallet terms and conditions apply Capital One U. S. A. N. A. Russian bath updates at the right price start with lows because now when you shop are passing you can save up to forty percent off select passengers including vanities faucets toilets and see your home with a whole new life saving up to forty percent off that flight we offer thousands of stylish options in store and online what do you think the small bath updates for larger remodel this spring do it right for less start with books about the first through fourteen was only coming this summer the new center from the center of the WGN America this is a great deal with the best music that's what it says it is easy whether or not almost sixty years a Chicago.
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Here's Steve Bertrand is partly cloudy, eighty degrees right now at O'Hare the Illinois house. This afternoon is debating a Bill to legalize recreational marijuana after the Senate passed it earlier this week. Planning any limit on potency are actually going to be far more dangerous than what people may have experienced back in the nineteen seventies or even the nineteen nineties, or earlier if approved you'll annoy would become the eleventh state to make pot legal. That's just one of the bills under consideration in Springfield, as time winds down on the legislative session. Bayer Lightfoot renewed her. Call today for ultimate Edberg to step down after a superceding federal indictment was unsealed yesterday. Burke, was already facing charges when his ward reelected earlier this year. But she says this is different because these charges are more extensive. The mayor was asked upon what thorny, she's calling on the alderman to quit the moral authority of being mayor of the city, the thorny that the voters gave me as a mandate in the election. Burks attorneys say the charges are unfounded, and not based on actual evidence. A judge's issuing stay allowing Missouri's only abortion clinic terrain open for now preserved governor Michael parson claims, the state found several violations of state laws and regulations during an annual inspection. One of the Planned Parenthood, Saint Louis facility in March, he ordered it shut down planned Parenthood's, president said, Parsons, comments were not based on medicine facts, or reality, US companies have been caught in the crossfire of a new round of tariffs. President Trump is threatened against Mexico White House. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was asked if Republican lawmakers were blindsided by the president's tweet.
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And a quarter cents a bushel corn up ten and a quarter, cents, and soybeans ended the day up five and a quarter cents cattle prices in hog futures. Each were higher at the Merck WG and sports. The White Sox are hosting Toronto tonight pregame at six thirty five first pitch at seven ten game is still on some of you have been texting us saying, hey, what are they doing about the game? They're gonna play at farmer. Darren Jackson with the call here on seven twenty WGN rains a lot, and then they won't play the right now. It's not raining. And even if it was not playing now. So when they played they're going to play if they don't play. They won't be playing back to you Steve cubs in reds from Cincinnati five forty first pitch there but the big sporting event today. John eastern Bertrand in the Minnesota golden gophers are in town. Yeah. To take on north west northwest drafts up in Evanston, this eastern. Bertrand, Google that this kid can hit. This kid is a stud. He has home runs. What a coincidence you're going to be at the game. He has the same last name as if I could ever end this newscast, I will get in my car. So he is your nephew. He's, my brother Scott son. Yeah. He's about six what three. He's pretty tall. And he can smack the ball plays. You're telling me off the air for years about his baseball prowess. Not all the time that enough that I knew he was a good player now. He's hitting home runs in the big ten boys and girls. It's fun to watch. And so we're going to go, whether it might not be so good tomorrow. But at least tomorrow today say the puck over there, northwestern, the tip off is at three thirty the savvy thirty for a baseball game featuring eastern, which, by the way is the name of a bat. It's a coincidence. I'm told school back to Steve Bertrand. Not.
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Corn planters and tractors and tillage tools across much of the midwest. Heavy rains, again going to delay even more planning progress. It'll be interesting to see what we're able to do in a week starting next week because we're now getting into the period where the weekly reports show, the biggest numbers of acres planted in corn, and soybeans, I doubt. We'll see that on Monday. What's happening with the China? US trade talks. Well. Same old headline China and the United States held quote productive trade talks in Beijing yesterday and will continue discussions in Washington next week. U S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that as the to try to end their trade war and Munton along with US. Trade Representative Robert lighthizer held a day of discussions yesterday coming before Chinese Vice Premier Li who goes to Washington next week for another round of talks, and what could be the end game for negotiations. I'll believe it when I see it but on his Twitter account today. Steve bunch said ambassador lighthizer, and I just concluded productive meetings with China's vice premier we will continue our talks in Washington next week the three men appeared before cameras at the end of their talks that have state guesthouse in Beijing chatting amiably amongst themselves, but did not speak to reporters. Meanwhile, you're in the United States. The Trump administration does not have any active lands to provide more aid to farmers, but they can consider the option if those trade negotiations and weak commodity prices linger. That's the word from secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue alight yesterday. He said we have been very clear to the agriculture community that we did not anticipate, nor should they anticipate two thousand nineteen market facilitation program and keep in mind this coming weekend blossom time festival in south. Western Michigan debate tribute to the orchard industry there. Let your money on seven twenty WGN. Thanks, very much oriented Steve Bertrand.
"bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Skyline studio Steve Bertrand here, it is twelve eleven on this gloomy soon to be rainy Wednesday afternoon. Welcome to the wintrust business lunch. We expect to have a short term which the telephone look for their way than it. Usually is a short show today. It looks like we'll have White Sox baseball. At least that's the plan. The White Sox are taking on the raise one more time at guaranteed rate park. But of course, the weather's little if he Terry savage is on a phone line to get us to the pre-game, Terry. Welcome back to the biz lunch to be there in the pre game gets delayed than you. Take question, Terry. Okay. So the the Dow's in negative territory now down nineteen points. The NASDAQ I think about thirty were waiting for the fed minutes. And there's a report from Goldman Sachs, you know, at the end of the fourth quarter. They said the chance of recession in the next four quarters can next upcoming year was at twenty percent now because of the fed activity for the past few months they've dropped that down to ten percent. So all this recession talk was that for not all I can say is that the Goldman Sachs and other communists are about. Maybe as good as our local weather, men and women are at forecasting, snow rain. Take an umbrella. Just in case is always the best advice. It's interesting today were waiting for the Senate to lane more about why at their last meeting which caused such a stir. They said, hey, you know, what we're not second more money out of the economy. We're not planning to raise rates again at all this year. And then started thinking, maybe they'd even lower rates. Visit and everybody should see maybe commies a little weaker than we expect. Now, we're getting some interesting economic news consumer prices out today. That four tenths of a percent, the largest monthly increase in a while strong estimates of close in the Konami. And I think where we are now in Goldman should have called a Goldman is Goldilocks everything is just about right now. And there's no reason to panic. The bankers are all on Capitol Hill today, Jamie diamond and others. I don't know. I haven't seen much of the testimony. I think it started about eight o'clock our time, but the banks are doing pretty well these days. Doing well because when they can get away with paying all of our listeners, and they end Jamie spank in particular offer one one hundred percent and a six month IRA CD when they can lend it out at much higher rate. No wonder the banks are making a profit. So, you know, all of our listeners are smarter with your money in CD's at at one percent when you can buy treasury bills. Now, still yielding two point five percents for six months. But the banks making profit because millions and billions of dollars is next sitting next which they're not angering much interest. But which they're learning out when I write I wanna ask you about taxes because the the filing deadline is coming up on Monday, so less than a week away. And we've talked a lot about the tax reform plan. There's been a lot of reporting that people are not getting the refunds that they expect. It doesn't mean to pay more in Texas, but they were getting a bigger chunk taken out of their paychecks through the year. I did my rep my taxes at I think it was last week into the weekend before and teary. I was I was surprised I wasn't expecting that. I would take the standard deduction. But when you look at everything the limits on the salt right off and all of that. I ended up with the standard deduction. Sorry for your tax preparer from now on we'll just won't probably won't even call. You say well this out standard deduction, take me five minutes. Enter vojtech. That now I will still have to because I have Bertrand travel. I've got to do all the schedule C and get all you know, I can take write offs there to bring my income down. But when you put it all together still I ended up in. But so what I want to talk to you about. And we've talked about this before. And is I do think charities are going to suffer here, and I'll just reveal myself as a very ugly human being if I'm not going to get a write off for my charitable deductions. I'm going to be less inclined to make some of those contributions now to the charities that I really care about the bigger amounts. I give the ones that are important to be. I'm still going to donate. But if it's, you know, a fifty dollars twenty dollar thing here or there someone are asking and I'm getting no benefit from that. I don't care so much about the charity. I might be less inclined to do it. We should take a reader poll because you know, I was thinking about this last year, you know, because I tend to make my contribution to the ones that are. I think are significant anyway twenty year end, and I realized that was going to change my my. Decision at all not one bit. But it will be interesting to see in about another year. We'll have statistics to see what the impact of not being able to deduct. I mean or having such a high standard deduction the charitable deduction becomes meaningless. But I just I my bet based on past history, and I've written about this years ago about the charitable bent of American deprived contributions that we give I don't think that's gonna make a huge difference. And we'll see because we'll it certainly not going to help them is it I mean, it's not going to be an improvement. No, it's not going to be an improvement in charities or worried about that. Look, there are a lot of changes. Let me lead you to one change, you know, if you didn't get a tax refund this April, you're probably thinking about going into the Boston saying, wait, I want to change the number of my withholding allowances, withhold more. So that next year I'll get a refund if that's the way like to play it. Because there are no more exemption for individuals. There's just a standard deduction they were about to change that W4. form, and you're going to have to reveal a vendetta plan anyway. And they're now it's out for comment all kinds of things you would have to go in and order change, your boss at what Serbian broadcasting I wanna take more out you'd have to say well because I have this much income on the side. And my spouse has this much income. So we need you to deduct more. Nobody wants their boss to know what they're doing to what other income they may use this. Headline you won't just be able to do it just to do it. You're going to have to. To change that. And it'll happen sometime mid year this year, you can't just say take more out there talking about you filling out a form to figure out what property exemption that discloses. A lot of stuff. You don't want your voice to know. So be on the lookout for that. Take a break. Second. Okay. We were talking about the said before, and you know, that there are two potential nominees for the Federal Reserve's on my list. Let let's take a break. Yeah. Herman can't hurricane. Yeah. We'll take a quick break. Okay. Well, tell you more after the break. Okay, right now. Let's look at traffic..
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"Steve Bertrand on this Monday afternoon. Hope you're enjoying it. If you got the day off driving around or you just stay in your house today. It's a perfect day to do that chatting with the least cling to publisher of think link dot com. The CEO of best money moves at least. I think the last time we chatted you're in Hawaii. Are you in Chicago near you someplace warm fingers crossed? Yeah, I'm freezing. Like the rest of us here in my office in Chicago today. But yeah, try really hard to remember that vacation from three weeks ago. I could remember how jealous I was view of. That helps you out. Let's talk about you read think link you you mentioned right off in one of your your articles. What happens to real estate when the government is shut down? It's a great question because you know, real estate ads some people might think, oh, you're pretty immune from those are big decisions that are planned out. Well in advance. Shutdown can't have an effect on the on the real estate market's right? Yeah. It has. I mean, the government finally stepped in after the first two weeks within the mortgage industry started screaming because they had to bring another forty IRS agents back into process a form that lenders need to actually get ideals closed. A while there was some concern. Whether that was gonna happen, but buyers are impacted realtors are saying that the number of. Home deals that are on the table that are gonna be closing down by something like seven seven and a half percent. So buyers are sort of backing away owners are finding that for payments like, for example, USDA loans are directly affected by the shutdown. Freddie MAC and Fannie Mae or saying that that the government shutdown is not knocking impact. But what they're doing. It's releasing guidelines for lenders with work around issues that might arise when they're processing loans for federal workers or contractors. So it's all kind of crazy stuff. And then actually there's since forty thousand low income families or elderly or disabled tenants who get assistance from the federal government to pay the rent from the department of housing and urban development, and they could be facing some problems, especially if they're housing contracts expire at the end of January, and they don't get renewed. Because there's nobody there to do the paperwork, at least I also wonder that if this does shut down let's say drag. Down another month with you see signs right now. No, one seems to be blinking any sort of way or a really coming to the table together at least on both sides. I mentioned that as as extends. It's not only people that have home that need. These loans are looking for loans. It starts to kind of permeate into our general economic well-being, doesn't it? I mean, we've never been here. We've never been here before and it's just awful. And and it's going to be terrible for people. So I give this example of you know, if you're a government worker, and you've now getting to be on your second paycheck without right? So to a full months without any money coming in. So one thing that you might have done that you might have gotten your haircut. Well, you just won't get your haircut you're gonna walk around with longer hair. Right. But what if but if you're the hair salon that normally gets back cash, it's never coming back. So the fact that these people are going to get their money. That's great. You know, eventually, we'll get it back, but the money that they would have spent in the meantime would support thousands of businesses in their own area. And that money is going to come in the other problem that workers are going to start facing or late fees and interest free churches on bills that are unpaid now the principle balance ended up getting paid, and they might have paid on time. Let's say credit card debt, right? But if you can't make that payment because you don't have the cash that's in. Now, you've got an interest rate charge on top of what you did before. And you know, what they're not getting extra money to cover that. And so they're always big and small that this shutdown is affecting the economy and not for the better. Big up to really great points there because. Yeah, you think oh they're going to get paid eventually. But you're right. If you missed a ten meals out for.