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Eastern black rail imperiled by habitat loss, sea-level rise
"Many birders visit wetlands hoping to see an eastern black rail. a sparrow. sized blackbird with white spots and red is but johnson of audubon. Louisiana says this tiny bird has a big reputation for secrecy. Very few murders actually are lucky enough to have ever seen a black rail and now there are fewer to find over the last two decades. Their populations have plummeted to only about three thousand birds because of habitat loss in inland areas and sea level rise the eastern black rails that live along the coast prefer a narrow band of shoreline where the land transitions from soggy. Too dry too. Many storm surge events during the nesting season and just the general encroachment of sea level rise narrows that banned in such a way where it becomes less and less suitable to the black l. This species was recently listed as threatened under the endangered species. Act johnson says the listing highlights the need to reduce carbon pollution in order to slow sea level rise because the black rail is such a mythical and beloved species. It has a real potential for helping sound this alarm and bringing more attention to those
"blackbird" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"What limited the speed of the seventy one wasn't the engines or the fuel it was heat. When flying at speeds over Mach three the friction of the atmosphere on the fuselage of the plane created incredibly high temperatures. The average temperature on the skin of the plane could reach six hundred degrees Fahrenheit or three hundred and twenty degrees Celsius the window in the cockpit was an inch and a half thick of glass. The heat was why titanium was used on the body of the plane as the plane would heat up the titanium would expand the plane in flight was actually four inches or ten point six centimeters longer than it was on the ground you can easily see how fuel would have leaked out. The are seventy one had no weapon systems on board. There were no guns or missiles installed in the event that the aircraft was fired at by surface to air missile, it would just change direction and accelerate. That's it. At Mach three, nothing could catch it even though some missiles could in theory be faster by the time they caught up with the plane they would have spent all their fuel not a single blackbird was ever lost to enemy action. The first flight, of Yes, are seventy one was on December twenty, second nineteen, sixty four. Over the course of its life, there were thirty two of the planes manufactured. During its, it was responsible for many record breaking feats many which still stand today. In Nineteen, seventy six. Seventy one. So the world speed record for an air breathing aircraft I E it wasn't a rocket, it recorded a top speed of two thousand, one, hundred, ninety, three point, two miles per hour or three, thousand, five, hundred, twenty, nine point, six kilometers per hour or mach three point four. There was an unconfirmed case of pilot flying SR seventy-one over. Libya in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, six, which achieved a speed of mach three point five while evading surface to air missile. The greatest height achieved by the plane was eighty, five, thousand, sixty, nine feet, which was also in nineteen, seventy six on the same day, the speed record was set, but by a different flight on a different aircraft. In, one thousand nine, hundred, ninety, four, the plane set the speed record for flying from New York to London which it did in one hour, fifty, four minutes and fifty six seconds. By comparison the conchords time for flying the same route was two hours and fifty two minutes. The blackbird flew thousands of missions over its lifetime all over the world. However, it was an extremely expensive place to operate the turnaround for a single flight was about a week the special fuel, the maintenance and everything else meant that it couldn't be used as frequently as necessary. At the same time reconnaissance satellites got better as did drones. Most, importantly the need for real time intelligence became important. Are Seventy one couldn't be upgraded to allow the type of real time video which you've probably seen the first Gulf War. The plane was retired in nineteen, eighty eight, and then unretired again in the early nineties before finally being retired one final time in the late nineties. In nineteen ninety, one of the retired planes fluids last flight from Los Angeles to Washington, where it would find its file home in the Smithsonian Museum it made the flight in sixty four minutes and.
"blackbird" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"Are seventy one blackbird began on May first nineteen sixty when Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down in his youtube spy plane over the Soviet Union. The lucky youtube was designed to be a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The theory behind you to is that it would fly so high over seventy thousand feet that it would be out of range of most anti-aircraft weapons. Well that clearly only worked for so long. After. The Youtube incident, the US needed some other spy plane which avoided the problems of the U2 they needed something which could not only fly high but also extremely fast. The initial plan which was developed was the Lockheed, a twelve ox cart, the a twelve look suspiciously like the seventy one and many of the engineering solutions used on the s are seventy one were first developed for the twelve. I also have to give a side note that the recent child of musk and grimes had the name given to it of X. Ashish a twelve with the part being named after the twelve aircraft. The. Aircraft but there were certain things it was lacking for starters had to fly directly over a target which was noise desirable second it only had one seat so you couldn't have a navigator to take care of all the nonflying parts of emission. It was also smaller meant that it didn't have the same range as the blackbird. The name S are seventy. One has a meaning. The part means strategic reconnaissance. The seventy-one Park just means it was the seventy first model which produced at Lockheed. The XB seventy valkyrie preceded it, but it wasn't a reconnaissance aircraft. The blackbird posed a host of engineering challenges that had to be overcome. For starters, the plane was made mostly out of titanium. Titanium has unique properties for heat and strength. The problem was most of the titanium in the world was produced by the Soviet Union at the time. They had to create dozens of dummy shell corporations all over the world mostly in developing countries to buy the titanium they required. So the Soviets, actually supplied the materials for the United States most advanced by plane. In most aircraft, there's a separate bladder to contain the fuel for the Blackbird to save weight the fuselage itself was used as the fuel tank. The problem was that when the plane was on, the ground fuel would be leaking out constantly however once it got airborne and the temperatures of the aircraft rose due to friction, the leaks would close up. While they did try to seal the inside of the aircraft minimize fuel leaks. Eventually, they gave up trying to stop at one hundred percent and just create a tolerances for how much fuel was allowed to leak. Speaking of fuel, they had us a special fuel which was only used for extremely special aircraft. The fuel was known as J. P. Seven, and it was designed to be an incredibly stable fuel. This was necessary because of the high temperatures that the plane would experience while flying at extreme speeds also because the fuel would leak out of the plane when it was on the ground, they didn't want something which could easily ignite or caused safety problem for the ground crew. The fuel was so stable at high temperatures that it was used as a coolant for parts of the aircraft during flight..
"blackbird" Discussed on NICE WORK! A Super Nice Club Podcast
"This label we everything was starting to move. We're going to go on tour this that and the other and then when he when he when he passed away, we were we just didn't know how to operate in that in that realm. And in fact, we worked with several managers to and they've all been they've all been great in their own way, you know, and you know, but but having worked with multiple people to I think his gift us even now at this point, I'm a much money a much clearer perspective on how great do you actually watch and dimension are the relationship that we have now with our current manager Jason was he he actually worked at the label and long as it is instrumental in signing us to that label. Oh, okay. Yeah, he's doing he left that label soon after that and he was sort of our which is something that's very common where an artifact of bands signed to a label and then sort of the key person that was their relationship that relationship with that, you know leaves and then you're just left, you know with without the the passion for dead. You know the thing that got you signed to the label to begin with right? So that's so Jason has been somebody that has always stood by you know, what we've been doing since the beginning and it can traditional doesn't manage bands. He does now, but he sort of was always supporting us and he at this point he's absolutely fundamental towards, you know, everything that we are doing in an incredible way. He sort of just he keeps us moving forward and ties everything together. And so now we have a relationship with our money. That's that's incredibly valuable for anything better. Yeah. Oh, that's a great driver. Look them up. What's that restate that Blackbird Blackbird Enterprises log. It's been really interesting over nearly a decade now watching you guys have this rise and then a pause or the floundering years as you say, but you have often as you just stated put everything back together kept everything together grown and got stronger..
"blackbird" Discussed on Here & Now
"Who's Connected to media that sometimes there's information sometimes, there are stories that are not being heard and I silicate that. And the domes that I do I choose because I I like the story and the company that I'll be keeping, and I, think that they all me an opportunity to let people develop empathy for someone maybe they hadn't thought about before at the end of the day I guess I just have to be able to live with myself and. You know sometimes that means standing up in areas for people that don't have a voice, but you really have to be on the line thing that just happened. But Great. It speaks to almost the moment that we're in I mean. Now more than ever, we're asking people to bring the totality of themselves or were more open to the totality of a human being whereas the past we wanted people to be certain things and we thought of things as public lives and private lives. But what you're saying is that it all comes together and what you bring to the world through your craft and your personal ideology. Well, I'm also saying that you know every job you taste and matter what your field is. You know when? that. Maybe you need to pay attention to what's happening on your school. You know as much as what's happening at your job that I think what we've learned in the midst of Kobe is how connected everybody is this what both of you hope audiences will take away from singing blackbird the sense of empathy and understanding. Well, I hope everyone calls their mother. I'd hope they just all say, Oh, you know, and then I'm gonNA call my friend. Because I haven't told her I love her I think I'm GonNa take this opportunity to call my sister who I hated the she took my sweater and eighth grade and ruined I'm GonNa call her and tell her that. You know that was stupid to hold onto that all these years and let's have lunch. We just need to do more in the moment appreciation that people more forgiveness in the moments. So let's off the people say let's play. This Taking game. Let's dance together. Let's do that. Roger. Yeah she's put it. Beautifully I mean it's a film about not about death and its message of it has a message. Is You know seize the moment, seize the moment to be alive Get another tattoo. If you get another tattoos, your tattoo. remained totally monogamous unturned. See might say. Oh you got a blackberry you got Blackburn view bill task at the end of the film we were Sir nominee with our work in each other threats that we all got blackbirds which was very. BLACKBIRD director Roger Michell and star Susan Sarandon and Susan I did call my mom after watching this film. So done your job in that respect I. Sure. Thank you both for talking with me. Thank you. Free Blah. A. of Dr Black Lag. This is here and now. The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week was eight, hundred, sixty, thousand and other drop but still more than twelve million Americans remain on unemployment benefits and stocks fell at the open on Wall Street. This morning after the Fed said yesterday that interest rates could stay zero through twenty twenty, three fed chair. Jerome, Powell told the news conference that the Central Bank has committed to maximising employment which has fallen. During the pandemic, he called the feds guidance on interest rates powerful in helping reach that goal and today we believe that particularly this very strong forward guidance very powerful for for guidance that we've announced today will provide strong support for the economy effectively were saying that race will remain highly accommodative until the economy is far along in its recovery and that that should be a very powerful statement and supporting economic activity. Let's bring in Mike Regan senior editor at Bloomberg, News Mike the Fed said it expect inflation to rise for years, but it plans to keep those rates at zero even after it does, what should we take away from this latest announcement? So the Fed traditionally had been doing inflation at about two percent as sort of limit that they would tolerate before they would consider raising interest rates to keep inflation in check. In this case, what they're doing is they're they're worried that raising rates in an environment of two percent inflation would actually hold back the economy's recovery from a recession this year so they're willing to let it run. Let inflation run above two percents for a little bit because they don't WanNa be that headwinds the economy it's very premature me the rates that the Fed sets are very influential were short term debt for longer term interest rates they often. have it in the last. Decade or so. So bought longer term treasuries to keep those longer term interest rates in check. So I think the disappointment in the stock market is partly because it didn't outline any plans to to do that this time to keep longer running interest rates low by purchasing longer term treasuries. The, fed is not the only inter is not the only central bank in the World Bank of England also announced yesterday it was considering cutting interest rates below zero for the first time in its history. What does it mean for the US Mike when other countries do that go negative with interest rates? Well. One of the first things you have to look for is the currency exchange rates the currency in a country with higher interest rates tends to strengthening because investors should have moved money to that currency to take advantage of those higher rates. We did see a little bit of strengthening in the dollar versus the British pound, and that's not necessarily good news. The economy because it makes makes exports more expensive to people buying them overseas So it's something to keep keep an eye on and. couple. That with the fact that the Fed most got officials have said, they do not see the benefit of negative interest rates from what it does. Some damage to the banking system and their ability to to make profits off of lending. So banks May SORTA scaled-back lending in a negative interest rate environment, and that's not going to give you kind of not something the Fed is likely to do here. Mike just very briefly just a few seconds. The latest unemployment numbers still hundreds of thousands added to the roles What do you make it? I still clear that the economy still struggling to get past this pandemic and Matt puts the onus on Congress in Washington big to cover some sort of compromise on the next stimulus package. If there is one and if there is one before the election Mike Regan of Bloomberg News. Okay. Let's take a break from the news now for another edition of the here and now DJ sessions Ne'er. Battle..
"blackbird" Discussed on Here & Now
"Singer Luis. Von See during his campaign stop in central Florida and so they're worried that it's taken too long and that they've waited too long to get out there. As. USA. Today the quarter. Alain Gomez in. Miami Allen Thank you. In, the new film blackbird. Susan, Sarandon Stars as Lilly. A matriarch who gathers her loved ones for holiday weekend but this is a gathering like no other Lilley has a terminal disease rather than let that disease take its course. She's decided that with the help of her husband played by Sam Neill, she'll kill herself at the end of the weekend. Lily tries to lessen this blow by joking about her decision take this scene where she wakes up some family members who are late for breakfast and. You up yet I'm dead soon you coming down. To do it. BLACKBIRD opens in theaters and undermanned tomorrow and Star Susan Sarandon and Director Roger Michell, join me now, and for both of you one thing that immediately came to mind for me watching this film is that aside from why they're gathering this kind of gathering of family is a lot less possible because of this pandemic or I think a lot of families have being sort of glued together by the lockdown and this is a film where rather like today over the Christmas period or the Thanksgiving period when the families will force to be. Stop Together for two or three days. All kinds of exciting things author. Susan I agree with Rob Your I've heard more instances of people for better or worse taking up their mother their grandparents and I think what the film is also about is how we don't know our parents and we don't know our children as well as we think we do and some. Incident Mike what happens in the film. You have the opportunity or exacerbates the circumstance where suddenly we realized we don't know our parents. The way thought we did and Koga has. Given that opportunity to discover your children are your parents although I hear a lot of instances where people are driving each other crazy. You know the revelations aren't always easy to take. It's definitely a mix of both for sure. This topic is one with so many layers about the choices individuals have and their mortality. How loved ones grapple with that mortality, the dynamics of family trauma, and then suicide Roger, why do you want to take on this topic? The subjects of euthanasia is not warm. It's been was particularly high on my list of you know fascinating issues before taking on this. I think it is. It is a difficult debate I think is you will in Greek euthanize you means good death I. Think it's all to come out of watching this particular example. Of euthanasia without thinking that it's glorious death that she's made the right choice under family of made the right choice and that lily is done something full of joy in for the life. How much research on unreal cases went into the making of this movie We were very lucky to spend time with. A very extraordinary woman who was suffering from less and also with a medical specialists who specialize is in. Dealing with people suffering from less which is. Very cruel disease without any kind of repetitive Kiro any hope and I, think Susan. Agree but meeting. Both those people have a huge impact on on me and my my Fini about the subject much of the film. Well. Then when you start to get into the specifics of it, it does become quite terrifying and. Complicated but I think there's always been a quiet history of Dr Stepping in with the right doctor the right amount of money and the right circumstances and saying you know this is I've been in a situation where some the they come to you and say, well, this is the moment where we decide whether or not we up the morphine which is code for. Kind of ease people that are in their last moments you know into a less labored passing which is nobody talks about an happen a lot. Susan I mentioned that Lily is the matriarch of the family and as it's revealed also the architect of the family we can hear it as she lays out plans on how the family is to spend her last day with them. Let's listen. Cami all try to just behave as normally as possible. Just. Read The Sunday paper and NAP. Play the stock market right a play. MAKE A. matchstick model of the of the Empire State Building, just a normal Sunday. I NEED To have a normal. Lazy Sunday. And need that from you. How do you prepare for this character and what drew you to this role? Well, the fear I have was, why would this seem like a good idea when your family still in chaos and there are unresolved issues with your children I would find personally very difficult at that point to leave and so Roger and I discussed it and I think it was important to feel that she's somebody that needs to be in control and so knowing that she's going to completely lose control is. is a quality of life decision and that she was somebody who was very much in her body and and needed bat. So, I think that the control issue is very important to some people. They don't want to be a burden and they'd can't. Surrender to having their. Personal needs taking care of by People Sam has a line in the in the scripts which came straight out of some research I was doing the most people who elect to go down this road on not depress they tend to be very, very competent and quite controlling people are really seems to obse personify this. Can you explain the meaning of Blackbird as a? Title. One blackbird arrives title at one stage. The scripts hides the pool McCartney's on blackbird in it we decided to cut that but the title sort of kept coming back and when we were shooting the film, Suzano. If you remember but we launch day title competition amongst the costing crew. got thousands of entries. I think the prize was a crisis champagne or something, and still still still nothing quite worked as well as the adding Masic blackbird and. I put a lot of black put song into the movie. Very, end of the film just before we go to the credit just. Hear a solitary blackbird. So the blackbird becomes kind of the spiritual billions versus the Phil. And Susan. You're also known for your political activism. There was a lot of chatter on twitter recently after you publicly supported Socialist Ryan night how do you wait you're sona as an actor with your personal political views I don't see any separation. The biggest thing is that I'm a storyteller and I.
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
"The being made in twenty twenty effect. Hails still to figure it out find the muffled voice I'm in the place, and then it leads her to Marlow I WanNa play this clip just because the noise that the noises that Marlo makes when she's getting untied are. It's like a it's like a child being woken up from a nap or something. So angry Nura when Kayla woke up I thought I heard a baby cry. So that's definitely accurate. Yeah. Yeah. There's something like a little like Farrell about the way but I mean, you know I've never been tied to an office chair for you know twelve hours. So I probably would be Farrell myself I'm going. To, be on mostly be concerned that I peed my pants and someone was going to see it and then after that, we're gonNA see a scene were Lindy kid for spiking the punch bowl and it it seems like none of the right people have even noticed that she's there when you would think many people at the party at this point would be on high alert about Lindy's. Entire being so and also the fired party planner probably showing up to the party by the red flag especially since you a gun in her purse, you know nobody really. One seventeen fifty eight to one twenty-one. Oh. Did she say why she's going. Have to my phone,.
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
"Throws it at her like not like from like across the room, but she likes the rose it. Was Brutal and also like I can't believe you're going to all this trouble to hurt this person I really thought he was killing her but like really just so just so the mom can't have time to help. This is insane. This is so so much work so much work I mean also I'm not sure if you picked up on spat, it seems like in some of these scenes Lindy is. Wearing what's looks to be like a very short habit or like a do rag of some type like initiatives is that like it's not a disguise it's like a shroud like what is that? What is that? Why is it? Is it a double? Maybe they've got a different person and they've just wanted to cover their head I i. don't know that's highly possible. That is actually a very good question. Hammer was thrown was pretty skillful like pretty amazing. I thought it looks like. Honestly. It looks like it could be mistaken for a Bob Haircut in silhouette in. So I thought maybe like she was they were trying to maybe. Have the audience question whether or not it was Lindy who did this but I seem I. Don't I think your answer is more logical. Is that they just had a body double and they thought Oh maybe we can pass it off as if Linde would put on a do rag to go murder someone whatever it was it was very strange. Yeah and I mean I wrote on my notes here. I don't think it's smart to murder. It seems like any thinking person will put together that who's responsible for these crimes. connected in. This is so unnecessary like. If anything like as much as Lindy's not smart to murder Shonda, she's certainly got away with it for she didn't murder her like she's certainly got away with this for a lot longer than you would think. So I kind of just think everyone in this movie is dumb but Linde is still like even in this world Lindy's still like a, you know a not necessarily a sophisticated criminal. No she's just she really is just crazy. Okay. So Lindy Rolls Up to the House the next day and Jason answers the door and she can send something is wrong. 'cause she did it but also because she can sense something's wrong and he says that Shonda was attacked in the gallery last night It seems like a concussion is gonNA. Go check her out at the hospital so she goes inside. Like comes inside with them and she goes into the kitchen where is sitting there and the way. Lindy greets carry is like as if that's her daughter who has just gone through an emotional thing and. Carry like you know she receives that because she's a teenager and teenagers think that someone they spoke to for three days their new best friend like in high school earn Middle School, high school best friends could come and go. So easily like the people you felt close to I like a list of my eight best friends in middle school and I was like, Oh yeah basically, it was just all the people I talked to you so you Top before my space. That's. Totally, my grandmother like who are your friends and I would list like thirteen people that I was like well, those are my best friends but then my other friends like looking back I'm like those are the people that like acknowledged your presence when you were amid. Those are the people who actually make eye contact with me. Those are my best friends. So, you know we find out. That is a week now and Lindy's like you know I'm so sorry to hear about this too. They know who did it in Kayla's she thinks it was someone who clearly wanted to take the new piece they got in and I'm like, okay La honey like I love that you think you. Have such good art there that you're going to be like the victim of an art highest just like one painting is missing in also your assistant is like nearly dead. So I wouldn't really this lead on Lindy's part like I guess that was arguably where she made him on connective I guess yeah But also anyone who's GonNa like why not steal the set like those are the Painting as they were, they were like a legal size. Piece of paper painting as well. It wasn't. Between really large thing. So carries like Oh should I come to the hospital with you too, and for some reason Kayla's like, Oh yeah I like I forgot. Assume I guess she assumes like Oh, we're going to go to the hospital and then get my decorations or something I'm so confused by what Kayla's thought process was year back and basically we find out that they were. You know they're going to go get the decorations and She says, you know Lindy, you can totally do that and also do you mind watching Kerry while were out? In carries like mom I'm fifteen, I don't need a babysitter inland is like, no of course I will guard her like she's my own. So later. Again in another wildly inappropriate move, the party planner tells a fifteen year old girl how she should pick her husband Let's play thirty to thirty, five to fifty, four, thirty, two. All I'm saying is that need to be smart when choosing mate you mean. Only data man with money. No of course, not. Look you're only in high school. All I'm saying is that. The decisions that you make now with boys. Can have an effect on you later in life as well. I mean. No one knows better than me. I. Got Caught up with the wrong boy in high school and. It took me a long time to grow up and realize what I deserved. Now I like Charlie. But I'm just saying that you have to be realistic. Okay. Thanks mom. Is this. Yeah, these are all the family albums onto the year I was born. Okay. Well, we'RE GONNA WANNA poll about forty to fifty picks for the collage. So let's have a look. Seems strange. There's not any photos from your birth reared..
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
"To perform and carry winds up apologizing for even asking into sort of disappearing. So Lindy is at their house carries house that night and she gets the text that I'm sorry Lindy's at her own house by herself and she gets the texts that Miss Meadows shut down the idea of the dance performance and told her that she wasn't ready in Lindy. She does not like that one bit So she winds up, of course, following Mrs Meadows to her house, and she sees that this like you know coach the Guy Coach is like walking into her house with her so we're GONNA auto. Actor. Thought the coach was her was The main characters dad always look. No I know right 'cause like I will say they did do. Making, carry the blind and then Savannah was like the only person of color in this movie and then like the other popular girls were one was blind but we barely is our face and then misty was Brunette I will say for the most part they did do a good job of distinguishing who was who in this movie when it could have gone like could veered into nightmare territory with all the females that were cast on this movie because half the time you can barely tell these people apart you're like. which blonder you again so they tried, but they did you know fumble with two brunettes. We're GONNA hear Linda talking to herself, which is another trend that we've had a lot lately that I wanted to make sure. I acknowledge. Guys she's doing you know not the whimsical girl talking to herself that we've seen in the past she's doing the you know I have no one to talk to except for the voices in my head, but my the voices in my head. Actually function outside of my head like she has to say everything out loud and. I don't know like. I understand like talking to yourself as you're walking down the street or you know we all Kinda talked to ourselves especially, only children. Oh. My God we talked to her house all the time but. This particular sort of. Rationalizing things out loud is is It's really creepy and they do a good job of really amping up Lindy Lindy. Not. Well, factor with that. So we're going to play this clip, thirty, eight, forty, two, thirty, nine, thirty, six. After School House.
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
"Well. So I mean, I love the Dulcie calls it out for what it is fucking crazy to show to someone's house in demand a job. She's so good and like the party I I knew she was about to grab the night before she did it just the look in her eyes I was like, yes, you know yeah she was recalling those strawberries she was just shopping and was like I need. I, need what I chop them with like I saw that move as well I'm proud of her although I will say she does not really seemingly. Take note of the fact that she never got her key back. That's of course, not going to be the problem but she doesn't get her key back and you know I don't know, I'd there's something about the scene that really set me up for just how how Lindy interacts with the world and it was something kind of bone chilling for me because I feel like there really are people out there. That are as unaware of Lindy about like what's wrong with them and I don't mean like the crazy the way don't get in their way because they just look at you as someone who's in their way. Yeah. It's like just a certain type of repressed individual where there's something going on there and whatever you're having a conversation about like there's another motive in their head they have some of their wheel turning in their. Head although from this exchange, I will say I don't know if I had a meeting with these two ladies I probably would think Dulcie was more elitist. If being perfectly honest based off the conversations we saw them have and the way that just went down at the door I feel like dulcie is a very a proud woman and she is very proud of what she has and she likes her things which her. Thing. You know. Yeah. But she I mean it's it's interesting that that what? Kayla's take away from that meeting was was that Lindy. was more elitist. It was her fancy dress that the kid commented on like. Maybe. Yeah was probably it would probably was that but close minded I when I saw white dress in her standing and Dulcie his house without white dress I. It was really striking and I was like Omg it's about to be covered in blood. It's about to be covered in blood I thought it was going to be candy thought they were going to do the thing and they totally didn't like where they just too cheap to ruin the dress or what is it like what? Probably I probably was a rent, the runway situation, but also you kind of get like the nerve of Lindy as well because in the time that she sort of let herself in through the back door with the key that was under the gnome she's also taken her coat off and I don't know how she did it like how she put her her coat down on the couch and then snuck into the kitchen. Injust her white dress in all fairness the white dress is slamming. It would have been a waste of the rental feed not show that dress on cameras so I'm glad they did that but we in my notes in says Oh, she's in your house and hot. Totally like I. Yeah. That's a combo to look out for so. Yes she you know. I don't I don't know So dulcie locks, the door behind her lindy picks up the yard gnome Minin sneaks into the open door I. Guess, I don't know what? I don't know that necessarily. Oh. Yes. She opens the door the front door up and she walks up on Dulcie and she slams her head end with this garden gnome and then she had the dog she pets share who has while she's holding this blood-soaked nome. So then Kayla Carey Jason are eating breakfast the next morning it's scrambled eggs and pancakes and fruit because in movies these families have time to do all that and when Kayla she gets a text from Dulcie saying that she's unavailable and carries really excited about that because now it means she can hire Lindy Kayla said she's GonNa try to have her come over after school the next day. So Carey is just so excited to see Lindy at her house. She was like I can't believe. I'm here Carey. explained she's a sophomore and she's the last in her class to turn sixteen in Lindy says that she was a dancer and then carries like on the drill team Lindy says. That she wants to swing by her practice sometime and see how dances changed and she was in school. I feel like you can watch a DVD and accomplish like youtube like what are you doing? Where on the Internet? It's also that interest in people's life where I'm like you can't. I mean in this movie, they are that stupid. But like in real life if someone you just show up to school and watch kids do stuff they're not like that's not how it works. Right, now, even just to say like Oh like as if that's normal like now, she's a part of their life and she's just going to show up that always makes me feel like people have other intentions like those people that you know you don't know that well, and then are like Oh help you move it's like. What do you really want? Do you want because I'm horrible with boundaries so it's really easy for me to let that slide but then but now, I'm just like as as an adult I'm like, okay those are red flags like no one should be interested in helping you do anything unless they're. Close to you. But I definitely liked to think like, would I return that same favor like that I find a good gauge because I can also be a little overly giving so when I'm Like. Really Awestruck by someone's desire to go over the top for me I have to think to myself. Wait a minute like what's the RUB here? What's going to happen to me if I say yesterday's so you know basically Lindy. has this chance now to inquire about how old her mom is in when she had her and carrying bigger? Oh, you can't just ask people questions like that. That's so weird right and like you know so much of this movie is so frustrating to me because I'm literally like this girl is fifteen and what is so Like just upsetting about all of this is like you know if if she was even eighteen and she fell in with this party planner and like got super close to her that would be one thing but she's fifteen years old like she has Wendy's only getting away with this because this girl has no idea how to navigate the world yet and it's very like predatory. It just it. It kind of like was frustrating for me when I was watching it I was like these people shouldn't be together like they should this the Kayla should never let these to hang out alone. It's just weird. As someone who has like divorced parents and kind of only really raised by one parent it's kind of dislike. What it must just be the sheltered thing like you have to good parents from home you're just completely oblivious to the evils of the world or something like totally. But like also do you feel because I my experience being from a single parent? People were more willing. I felt till like helped me out because they thought, oh, her mom needs help like you know what I mean I feel like adults were more willing to help me out like my mom's friends offering till I take me places or whatever. Oh. Yeah. Definitely. Some of that I. Guess I'm kind of just like I. I've always been kind of an asshole I guess maybe even as a child I was kind of area independent and headstrong and never really needed or wanted help so. Yeah. Well. Okay. So Lindy brought like a book of pictures for carried to look at of ideas that she has for her party and one thing that Kerry cannot believe is that Lindy chose her favorite color till like how we Linde possibly know that -til is her favorite color and she's like, Oh, I also just love the color teal so That's genetic or whatever. Yeah, exactly. That's a that's a genetic trait. So then she.
"blackbird" Discussed on Mother, May I Sleep With Podcast?
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Backyard Birding 101
"Okay so we're talking with ornithologists Viviana Reese. Gutierrez and she says if you're around the east coast and you looked outside your window. You might have seen some pretty cool birds this past month Baltimore. Orioles Brisa grows, speaks were also seeing buntings. These cool birds mostly showed up in the spring after migrating from places like central and South America and Yang. Migration is wild. Yes, so in general forty percent of all bird species around the world migrate, and they really come up here to take advantage of the resources like increase. Increase Insect availability much fear predators, and they'll be here about until August and then they'll go back down to the tropics again. And these journeys, these migration journeys are pretty impressive like I don't think people realize how far they travel, and and and and how long it takes, you know they use various ways to navigate these the sun and stars, magnetic fields they can fly anywhere from fifteen to about fifty five miles per hour and travel anywhere from fifteen to six hundred miles a day. Oh my gosh, the blackboard warbler. He basically doubles his body weight, and he flies non stop for eighty six hours for about twenty three hundred miles. Wow, wow, while the really really really impressive. In once, the birds finally got here. It was time to find a mate I. Asked Fabiano. What one eligible bird might be looking for in another so there is song actually so? That's one of the things if it sings a really good song. If. It's right on page that means like. Yes, this is this is going to be a good mate. color color is also another for example and in some species if they're brighter red. And or the length of their tails, those are indicators at this is a really high quality mate. I should accept a partner, but a lot of it is it is the song yeah I mean I yeah, isn't it always? Musicians do well. Go beyond you know what I mean. It's true. And then, of course, there's the dancing so for example red wing blackbirds, really really funny dances and displace attract their mates. Described the dance to me, please with the they can shake and display their wings, and they've really sing their little hearts out to attract other maids. Haven't we all? Exactly. These little love birds have to compete for attention and competition is fierce out. There y'all so some folks have noticed for example cardinals fighting with one of their mirrors in their cars repeatedly. Become so aggressive, but sometimes they just fight with their own reflection even so. You'll notice birds fighting a lot more and just being a lot more vocal, but as they start nesting. You'll see that that will decrease by this time in the year, most of those fighting birds have settled down focused on being new parents, tending their nests and feeding their young. And Viviana says there are a few things that we can do to help our little bird neighbors out, and that's a question that even asked myself. You know how how can I really help? Birds at home and one of the main ways is to keep cats inside. So it's estimated that cats, even domestic cads that get fed a lot these still go out and hunt and really
"blackbird" Discussed on The Slowdown
"There's a woodpecker in my yard. He purchased midway up a tall tree. I don't know what kind which he hammers his remarkable speed and endurance morning afternoon. And just up until the edge of evening. He's feeding himself he's also. I've read demonstrating his prowess to potential mates. It's spring after all and the animal kingdom is looking to propagate itself just like the plants are doing with their buds and pods and pollen. This woodpecker is so good at. What would peppers do that? His hammering rhythm sounds like an instrument. Either something to drill a hole and pavement or something made to keep very fast time like a metronome for hummingbirds when he wakes me in the morning with his industry. The song that occurs to me is if I had a hammer sometimes when I feel very stuck in duty in self pity in whatever seems to saddle me I feel a wistful kind of envy toward this bird. There are so many things I tell myself standing between me and the piece. I wish I could cultivate so many jobs to do so. Many roles to play all of them keeping me from sitting down and listening to the thoughts in my own head and writing them down word by word as that bird seems to be writing his into the bark of the tree. It doesn't seem fair that the Woodpecker can hammer and hammer with such singular dedication. When right now I can barely read. These weeks of uncertainty have taken something from me as though there is a tiny woodpecker in my head drilling holes through all the ideas. Do I have a say in the matter tomorrow when the bird wakes me? What if I hear his racket as an invitation to rise and obey the urged to turn my thoughts inward even if only briefly tap tap tap? I dreamt two roads one leading straight ahead to a destination. I could see the other winding up and off to the right steep and shrouded with mystery. Tap TAP TAP. There was some urgency. Some panic in the air people were deciding quickly where to go and how to get there tap tap tap. I hated to believe it hated the time and labor. It would cost me but I knew that the difficult road was the one that called to me. Today's poem is blackbird attitude by a e stallings for Craig Arnold. The blackbird sings at the frontier of his music. The branch where he sat marks the brink of doubt is the outpost of his realm edge from which to route encroachers with trills and melodramatic runs surpassing earthbound skills. It sounds like ardor. It sounds like joy we are glad. Here at the border where he signs the air with his invisible staves trespassers. Beware Song as survival a kind of pure music.
Red-winged Blackbirds Understand Yellow Warbler Alarms
"Brown headed cow. Birds ARE OBLIGATE. Brood parasites that means. They lay their eggs in the Nestle. Other birds leaving all the hard work of incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks to somebody else. Luckily many of those other species have evolved. Some anti parasitic defenses yellow warblers for example produce a certain type of call to warn other warblers about nearby cowherds. Researchers call it. A seat call is working on the yellow warbler and whenever we were doing seat called playbacks to the yellow warblers the Red Wing. Blackbirds gap showing up. That was truly a discovery. You know sort of this momentum that allowed us to to explore this question even further ecologists Mark However from the University of Illinois at urbana-champaign who ran the study. The yellow warblers seat call is called a referential alarm call because only produced for a single threat. The Brown headed cupboard and in response to the seat gall the female yellow warbler incidents attacking or mobbing the cupboard. She sneaks back to her nest and sits on a tightly so as to prevent the cupboard from being able to lay a parasitic gag. Red Wing Blackbirds. Which sometimes nest near. Warblers do not produce referential alarm calls but it turns out that they can eavesdrop on the yellow warblers calls and they respond to the seat calls the same way they do. The sounds of cowardice themselves. The results were published the Journal. Communications biology so red winged blackbirds perferred nest near Yellow warblers since the warblers provide additional vigilance against Brown headed cowherds. But it's probably a two way street from the literature. We know that yellow orders do better when they nest near Red Wing blackbird territories and that makes sense because the red wings are really aggressive. If you walk in bed off full of Red Wings you actually get physically attacked by the redwings. So they are not intimidated by large editors and so Make sense out for them to nest near the the reading. The researchers say that this is the first known evidence of animals eavesdropping on anti parasitic referential. Alarm calls these birds yellow warblers reading black birds. You know they speak different languages. They understand their own. Communication signals and systems are and what we discovered. Here is basically a bilingual. A Red Wing. Blackbird that can understand the vocalisations systems and the communication systems of another species. Young birds learned their vocalisations much. Like young humans learn languages and future research however hopes to understand the weather. The birds rely on the same underlying neurobiology to understand the calls of other species as they do when they hear the sounds of their own species. And what that might mean for our own efforts to learn additional languages.
Flight Lines: The Heroic Story of Two Migratory Shorebirds
"Have someone sitting opposite me just twitching to tell his story. The book is flat. Lines and the author is Andrew Dobson Andrew. Welcome to three C- I thank you. David I'm curious about the would twitching. I haven't really made a close study of twitching despite writing. This book. Twitching is a word that is used by dedicated. Some say obsessive Burgers and sometimes they detractors to Indicate their preoccupation with finding the next bird. An observing bird minded research. Because it's not actually mentioned in the book the twitching behavior of Howard Medhurst who was one of the leading birdwatchers in the nineteen fifties and sixties. But this book in other words is about birds or in particular one species of birds the grey plover a daoist wallflower of the shorter dance. It spreads thinly around the world's margins and is often overlooked. What's the fascination with the Gripe Lot? Well let's start by working our way towards the bird from what we are. Probably the closest bird that we know to this is the masked left wing. It's often colder plaza. But it's sexually left wing but that's what we know as a plot now go through that gate and think about the kinds of things that the left wing does transfer them to the tidal flats of the world the far-flung tidal flats of the world. And there's this small bird not much begun a blackbird gray when it's out of the breeding grounds highly colored up when it gets to the breeding grounds and it is commonly found with others in the group of Long Distance Flying Margaret lowrie shore. Birds the ultramarathons birds. Now when you say ultra-marathon sort of distance are we talking so the two birds that I particularly follow which were satellite tag in South Australia and flew north on the first flight. Each of them flew over the entirety of Australia of Indonesia the Philippines to land one of them in Taiwan and the other in southern China so each of them took a nonstop flight of more than seven thousand kilometers. Just to give us a sort of indication in layman's terms. When you're holding this bird. How much are you holding? Well you're holding about a cup of sugar not a big white. You're holding something that really can be quite placid in the hand. Despite its wildness. And you're holding. I guess the promise of many generations of optic life birdlife and they transcend boundaries in many ways in the journey. We've got apple tree boundaries as people on borders and they bicycling cross all of those hemispheres international borders and such like. It's it's quite a phenomenal feet. If you want to get carried beyond the trivialities of human life like borders then migratory long distance migratory birds are a really good way to start because there will pass through the margins of many countries but is not off one eye and they have total disregard for human borders. Now one of the things that the book sort of touches on as you look this journey other various forms of tagging that have occurred or the ability to follow from banding to rocket nets and now two satellites. The satellites would give you an inordinate amount of opportunity to try and be particular about what you say quite revelatory. They are Give you almost near real time information. About where on the planet this bird is and what it's doing even because if you have a lucrative say on a breeding ground you'll see it move from point to point to point as it fades and then goes back to the central point which is the nest So yes it can be unrivaled information and It really is hugely illuminating. As opposed to the banding which was more happenstance abandoning as the book suggests started in the lighting hundreds. But that would rely on. Someone actually catching the Buddha game. We'll exactly Either catching the again or killing it or finding a dead. The doyen of Australian Migratory Schubert's studies like Clive Minton when he lived in England. Has I band on? A migratory shortbread was on a lovely good coach spotted. Red Shank and he was really pleased to have it in hand really priest to put the band on it and some weeks later he got the band back because it had been shot by the mayor of putting your in France who returned the band with the address on to Clive. Now a couple of things fascinated me about. The birds are reading this book. I'm the song lines. There's a connection here with an indigenous song. Lawn is moving up. Moving from group to group and changing as guides and there's an equivocal mention of what the birds was well yes we'll I'm careful to not impose my description on indigenous cultures. But I hope that I have drawn out of the records of indigenous couches The great variety of names. This bird has as it travels not just from Australia. But through China up to Siberia and across to North America where? It's pretty circum Paula. It has a series of lovely nines. And the they are run there are really illuminating series. Too you know they describe often. I described the bird by its phonetic. Call sometimes they describe it by its coloring in Alaska where I went It was cold emphatic. And that means the scorched bird. But so there's a similarity through the sort of landscape in many ways. Yes depending on which part of the world now for such a fragile creature. They are quite a number of threats in this day and age the threats for the gripe the mind well. We've got a bird here. That has persisted down through evolutionary generations for about one hundred and thirty million years so it's not easily removed from the face of the earth. But while it's doing well other others. In the group of long distance migratory shore birds are not doing so well And as a whole the contracting in numbers. I'm this four that have been listed on Australia's critically endangered list in recent years. Because of the problems they face pardon the analogy but the canary in the coalmine. Well certainly you know I think migratory shore birds. We Stu people generally in Australia particularly and when we look at the coasts we should think about the health of Alco spy. The prison or absence of birds like
North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say
"Forget air conditioning there's nothing like opening a window on a warm summer day feeling the breeze and listening to the birds chirp. well that's an enjoyment that could disappear at least our grand kids won't get to enjoy it thanks in large part to us a new study published in the journal science says North America has lost twenty nine percent of its bird population since nineteen seventy that's a loss of around three billion birds billion with a B. PMR is one of the study's authors he says the loss hits all sorts of species right wing blackbirds warblers thrushes using metallers whole suite of species across diverse family the culprit I think you know where this is going one only needs to fly up an airplane and looked down at the landscape and see the humans have completely manipulated the landscape whether it's around urban areas in hand housing or it's the amount of land that we've converted to agriculture both in the U. S. Canada Central America South America we are changing the face of the earth birds control pests they pollinate plants they dispose of natural waist in short we need them but before you get too depressed there is a glimmer of hope says Mara the good news is is that nature is resilient once given a chance so if if we use Youmans act on this if we start to really value nature these birds will respond over sprint respond rapidly in five or ten years we could easily see some of these species starting to increase so how do we act well the studies website three billion birds dot org list simple steps we
Birds Are Vanishing From North America
"North America has lost nearly three billion birds since one thousand nine hundred seventy including sparrows blackbirds lap birds and finches twenty nine percent of birds disappearing scientists tonight pointing to climate change growing infrastructure cats all contributing
"blackbird" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Back to the states the incomparable eighth blackbird.
"blackbird" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"KFI AM six forty. Events before we go to the phones. I wanna talk about some successes so close to home here, groom lake. We can talk about it. You can talk about it. And some of the people at work. There are able to come forward and talk about the U2. the Blackbird programs, h wealth wife, twelve, and as our seventy-one spectacular successes, a lot of those, those particular airplanes built by Lockheed and, you know, they helped us win the Cold War, but not everything that went on out there was a success. And you discuss one of those projects, I think it was called tag board, right piggyback, no pun, intended off of the eight twelve program. The idea behind this was to create a supersonic drone that would literally go on the back of the twelve and be launched at supersonic speeds. And fly mainly into China because if the S or something. Eight twelve program actually flew over the Soviet Union and take pictures of very hard to get to places like where the Chinese actually tested their nuclear weapons. And then give us pictures back remotely this program, made upon a sense. It was designed by the same people that designed the YouTube yester- seventy-one. This is Kelly Johnston, Lockheed skunkworks and sadly, it sailed in filled in a deadly way, the first combat launch launch under combat conditions of the what was called the d twenty one was tragic. It basically got caught up in the jet wash of the seventy one or the, the mothership and smashed down into it in disintegrating, the mother aircraft to wear both pilots injected. But one, unfortunately, died in the crash on it, basically more than likely what happened is, she was either knocked out or his suit was damaged. To the point when he hit the water, he drowns. That's really what killed that program. They tried to resurrect it by dropping the drone up the bottom of v fifty two but it's never had the success that it was intended to supposed to be a supersonic drone on the back of supersonic aircraft, and it would have been the celsius thing ever created up to that point, where when it finally did you one test run successfully over the Chinese had no idea. It was there. It was completely invisible to radar. Well, you know, those guys from skunkworks have been more successful successful, more often than they haven't for sure. I think about the SR seventy one, which is the most awesome plane, you know, my favorite plane, the guys who worked on those blackbirds say the twelve was even better faster. You have the special person to strap yourself into one of those and goes zipping over China or the Soviet Union. I mean my gosh. Well, you have to be a special person to be the first person to do it. Right. I mean I mean. Hey, you know, you're going to get the plane and don't matter don't mind, the fact that the fuel is leaking out the back of the aircraft because it did because the field tanks and seal on the ground, they sealed up in the air, when you reached out the toot and speed. And that was a quirky little design feature of aircraft. Don't mind that, and yeah, you're gonna fi- than anyone's ever flown before the atmosphere. And yes, sure Heff on the crazy thing is that it was completely successful. This is their craft after seventy one that broke the they air speed record flying to be retired when it flew from what it sue from the west coast of east coast. It broke the record of how fast you got there on the way to be retired. So this is this is one Helvin aircraft. And, and the, the men and women who worked on, on the Blackbird say the twelve was even faster. Yeah. Actually had a higher ceiling fly higher. It just. Yeah. It's the CIA basically eight twelve the variant of the aircraft. Yes for seventy one was the air force variant in a CIA gave up the program for the air force. So the seventy one became the operational variant that continue to fly until the end of the Cold War. We'll take a couple of calls than I got some other questions that come back to east of the Rockies Brian in Indianapolis. Hi, brian. Hey, George Ghedini. Yeah, you're hoping. Hey, how are you? Hey, I was kinda curious about Vietnam war about the era America part of the hardest ration- kinda gotta the shady stuff that they were kinda maybe Societa with you know what they did. Or do you have any any stories that you could tell us, and it's kind of a sidebar wonder why cats were so hard to kill you only not? Take my here, George good topic. I think it sounds like that. Nothing was off the table. I mean they just wanted to do any. Thank you, anything. That's great topic. And I love it. You guys have good evening. Thanks, brian. Yeah. I think I think he got it right. Nothing off the table. I mean, this is a time during over to the Cold War, where there was no idea, too crazy things we're completing our taking and and, and civil air. The air America was started as a way to create a company to allow Seattle operate in the southeast Asian region. Even actually before the US was fully involved in Vietnam. Certainly while we were as well. It's easy to kind of complete southeast Asian, a one thing, the idea that there was a war that congress had authorized inside of Vietnam, but not authorized inside of Laos and Cambodia. The problem was a lot of the important stuff was happening inside love and Cambodian clean. Ho Chi, Minh trail with through both countries and for the CIA needed to operate all over the region, and do it without anyone really knowing it within the black budget. So you're America was very handy for that. Not all that different than what we're doing say, with bringing in contractors bring in people who are tied to these agencies, but not directly hired by these agencies. This is kind of an early version of that. Why was CASAs so hard to kill will you good at staying alive? You didn't let anything get him. You have food, tasters yet body doubles. He had people who were making sure that he was protected at all times implicit. We tried. All the weird ways right? We didn't try the simple ways I go in there with the right one kill the guy. Well, we almost five that have to read the book find out, how that story went he must have been lucky to some extent to. Oh, sure, I mean, this is not the compare apples and oranges in much as you hate Fidel. He's hitler. He think of kind of how Hitler was lucky threatens life of there was something like fifty assassination attempts, I'll be off Hitler and he's every one of them. And it was some of his blind luck sometimes like you know, he moves three steps over that protected them from the bomb that went off, and, and, and she was somewhat similar feels not responsible for six million deaths in the holocaust, but Castro certainly hated by many people. Maybe as it was, and he was lucky in many circumstances. Also where he just wasn't the right place at the right time or not in the wrong place at the time he's able to do live, as long as he did west of the Rockies Daryl in Mesa, Arizona. Hey Daryl, you're on with Vince Houghton. Hi, george. Thank you. Dr Houghton I was wondering if you remember from the late seventies, I feel like I'm experiencing Mandela because I seem to be the only one who remembers this. But in the late seventies, I remember the CIA being caught red-handed and the drug trade and profiting from bringing drugs to the United States, states. Do you remember that? So there, there are a lot of stories about this. They're actually some several really good books about this and there were not just in the late. Seventies goes actually into the nineteen eighties, as well where there's a lot of this understanding about this, and actually everyone's right in everyone's along about the same time, did the CIA physically help the cartels bring drugs into the United States. Most of the evidence points to know. So anyone arguing that is probably stretching the evidence way too far into kind of conspiracy theory land. Now that being said, the CIA look the other way, while the cartels, moved brags, the United States almost certainly into the CIA look the other way as cartels made billions of dollars off of Americans in providing drugs and other things almost certainly now did they do it to be mean up did it because in their justification. The cartel helped to keep communist governments from taking over some of the central and South American countries. And so that was obviously the priority for the CIA in the seventies eighties in Latin America was to prevent a communist takeover. If you could help the cartels, maintain the power that they had over these governments, and look the other way while they all this stuff up in the United States, who was a bit of a symbiotic relationship, so not as crazy as literally bringing stuff in for them, but it's certainly not our finest hour as an intelligence agency, Daryl, thanks for the call. So vince. Is there any evidence that there was say during the Vietnam era of involvement in drug trade in the golden triangle there as a way for CIA to have independent funds that money, that's not budgeted? So that that's another very common arguments. And I. I would I'd never seen evidence that they allowed this the prophet of this, basically, looking at this would be heroin from coming into the United States. That's not to say that the, the air, America was not involved in helping these oil assets move around see I always has very healthy black budget, whether they need drugs or not. So incessantly during Vietnam or just money money money was pouring into the region. I've never seen any. Evidence convinced me that the CIA needed to do this, in order to have money that could not be traced. Now were there, people who worked for CIA that were doing this to make extra money? Certainly, there's certainly evidence suggests that it's impossible at this point to, to tie them directly agency personnel. But again, Previa prior to nineteen seventy five the CIA was the wild west. They basically did whatever the hell they felt like so anything is possible. First time caller. Ted in New York City. Good morning, Ted you so much. You know when you mentioned Hitler, he survived was never a sniper along distance sniper, try to take them outstanding in his car. I guess he liked out. My question is you think that the seventy Valerie should have been dealt and could have been built? I know it had drop them. But I wish they didn't cancel it. Look what Russia has now a time. Sound barrier bomber is going in South America dot com. Thank you. I mean. Like half a Russian bombers are still propeller-driven right. They're still old, their foxtrot so bombers bombers are just a way to keep bomber pilots flying. I mean, what we're three gonna be by bombers with the hypersonic or anything else, you know, all all start worrying about the Russians when they build better submarines. Also worrying about the Russians when they may have, you know, mobile land-based missiles that I need to worry about. You can you can always down a bomber the reason that we still have B C to flying with air crews that are you'll have a single fifty two pilot who is old as aircraft which is amazing to me, which is wonderful waves kind of keeping these things going. It's because it's their antiquated. Right. We're not gonna retire them because actually very useful for conventional war, but we're certainly not going to bring the b one back and actually making nuclear capable. That's another. There's no be when aircrafts flying in our entire. Tire country that you can stick, a new car, and they're all conventional specific. Now, the B two. And then, of course, the b twenty one. These are just keep. Keep do you military complex and I'm using that to make sure if it's just to keep people building bombers. Right. The idea.
"blackbird" Discussed on KPCC
"By blackbirds are, and be legend. Bobby Womack had a modest hit with the song in nineteen sixty nine just a few years after the uprising in watts mere months, after Robert F Kennedy's assassination that L A's, embassador hotel and right in the middle of the zodiac killer's reign of terror in northern California Womack take leans into the songs, underlying blues. Oh. The song is it comes completely from white culture, people don't sit around up in Harlem dreaming, going to watch. You know, it's not the same cultural access at all, and Womack. I think understood the irony that's something that's operating his career. Pretty extensively of him taking on that subject matter in a nineteen seventy seven Eddie Hazel, the lead guitarist for parliament Funke, Delic, did his own more syncopated funky version. And then this group had a hit with their cover in nineteen eighty six. The beach boys. Eventually didn't in.
Why Is Holly a Christmas Decoration?
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Hey, brain stuff, I'm more in Vogel bomb and during the Christmas season, Holly adorns houses, all over the world, the prickly green plant, and it's red berries, whether real or crafted from plastic are popular ornament for anyone wanting to make their space a little more festive. But where did this tradition begin? Why do we deck our halls with boughs of Holly every December? What does Holly represent in the celebration of Christmas despite its association with the Christmas season? Holly did not get its name from wholly the name of the plant is very similar across both traumatic and Latin languages and its origin is probably the proto Indo European root word Cal, which appropriately means prickly or to prick a proto Indo European being the ancient base language of all Indo, European languages even in ancient times. People took advantage of the sharp ends of hollies leaves druids hung it on windows and doorways to fend off evil, which is spirits before. Holly was hung in houses to accompany Christmas trees, it was considered to be a sacred plant by the. Druids well, other plants wilted in winter weather, Holly remained green and strong. It's buries a brightly colored red in the harshest of conditions. The druids regarded Holly as a symbol of fertility. Eternal life thought to have magical powers in Riddick. Lor cutting down a Holly tree would bring bad luck. In contrast hanging. The plate in homes was believed to bring good luck and protection. Holly was also thought to protect homes against lightning strikes Romans associated Hollywood Saturn. The God of agriculture and harvest and duct the halls with its bows. During the festival of saturnalia early Christian calendars, Mark Christmas Eve as template exhorted her meaning churches are decked though, supposedly saturnalia celebrators didn't allow some Christians to hang bows and honor of Christmas Christians adopted, the Holly tradition from druid Celtic and Roman traditions and its symbolism changed to reflect Christian beliefs today. Christians may consider highly symbolic of Jesus Christ in two ways, the red berries, represent the blood that Jesus shed on the cross on the day. He was crucified. Legend states that Holly berries were originally white. But that the blood Christ shed for the sins of humankind stained the berries, forever, red hollies pointed leaves symbolized the crown of thorns placed on Jesus's head before he died on that cross. Holly is known as Christ Dohrn in German, meaning Christ Owen, both of these symbols are meant to serve as a reminder to Christians of Jesus suffering. But they aren't the only stories tying Holly to Jesus one claims that the cross on which Jesus was crucified was constructed of Hollywood. Another says that Holly sprang up from his footsteps less. Common symbolism includes the hollies white blossoms, representing purity. And the idea that if the Holly used decorate a home for Christmas as prickly. The man of the house will rule for the coming year. But if the whole used is smooth the woman will rule traditionally Holly has been associated specifically with men for whom it was considered to bring good luck and protection, the female counterpart to Holly being Ivy. But let's take a closer look at the science behind this legendary plant Holly botanical name, Alex Aquaphor. Liam is a shrub or tree found primarily in North America Europe and Asia with hundreds of species of the plant ranging from short shrubs, two meters, high or about six feet tall trees up to forty meters high or about one hundred and thirty feet, it's known primarily for its bright crimson, berries, and prickly. Green leaves holies can be evergreen, meaning the plants glossy leaves are on the tree year round or deciduous. Meaning the leaves fall off seasonally white flowers bloom in may or June and with help from insects like bees, the female flowers produced those characteristic berries. Like its holiday companion mistletoe hollies berries are toxic to humans resulting in nausea and severe stomach aches when ingested not. So for some animals, though, berries are a vital source of food for birds such rushes and blackbirds. Although the scarlet berries are famously prominent in homes for the holiday season, they're not the only useful part of hollies, the berries are poisonous. But the green leaves have been used in herbal remedies for centuries for various medical conditions like dizziness fever anti tension, though. There's currently little medical proof of the plan's effectiveness. Also Hollywood is hard and compact making it excellent for carving. It's sometimes use to make chess pieces and walking sticks. If you have a passion for Holly three hundred and sixty five days of the year, the mission of the New Jersey-based Holly society of America is to stimulate interest promote research and collect and disseminate information about the genus Illex members can join a local chapter find out where to get the best Christmas Holly and gaze upon the Holly of the year. As voted on by the HSA board of trustees. Today's episode was written by Sam Abramson and produced by Tyler clang for more on this and lots of other festive topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Hello. My name is Kevin Pollack. Yes. The award winning funny fellow from that film. 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