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"blue dots" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Jobs for blue dot com. It is for 48. Here's New Jersey Fast traffic again slowed down a lot still along the eastern, bro the terminal coming South down towards 15 x. That's a crashed. The left lane is currently blocked off. This reported sponsored by Staple Stores School goes on staples as everything to start the year writing better where school happens, and all of amazing prices school on Savon at Staples Parkway. Traffic is still very slow north 1 40 to 1 45 South and jam coming through the Woodbridge area from Islam down towards the Driscoll Bridge. There's also more pockets a traffic farther down the line of the parkway, 1092105 And once he gets rather Exit 98 all the way down 82 plenty of slowdowns along the way through nine and three golden liquid on the brakes and 27 coming into 4 40 That's a tough ride. Right down to the Garden State Parkway, leaving New Jersey less than 10 minutes across the Hudson, Tom Rivers, NEWJERSEY traffic North. Christina Stall phone. New Jersey traffic South. We're looking at heavy delays on to 95 South bound approaching Route 30 where we have a crash is off on the shoulder, so we have some rubber neck and going on here, But once you pass that spot, it stays pretty heavy all the way down through 42 Also 6 76 in the 40 into 42 42 South moving into Creek Road. This entire stretches well under the speed limit, now 38 westbound moving. Interpret 1 30 A crash is taking up the right lane. But it's not just the accident. It's a downed pole. Down wires on the roadway here is well, so we're looking at bumper to bumper traffic. And if you're entering the state with the Walt Whitman Bridge, unfortunately, across that entire span, it's definitely very congested Traffic every 15 minutes. Next reports of 503 New Jersey one at 1.5 New Jersey want a 1.5 instant weather, humidity slowly falling across New Jersey as we dive into this evening, always a good thing in the summertime, leading to fairly comfortable conditions overnight.
The Latest: Blues announcer John Kelly recovering from virus
"St Louis blues television play by play announcer John Kelly has tested positive for the corona virus the fifty nine year old was tested on March seventeenth and in an interview with blue dot productions Stacey feeling great but wants people to take the pandemic seriously I think that we all should listen to the experts and especially when it comes to quarantine two to listen and to stay you know stay quarantined and and not take any chances at all with your health or the health of friends or of course strangers the blues last played on March eleventh in Anaheim with the team returning to Saint Louis the next day Kelly is not had contact with anyone in the traveling party sets Mike Reeves St Louis
Democrats pummel Bernie Sanders on communism
"You so much to talk about here we go into the South Carolina debate with Biden over the last couple of days really picking up steam now Bloomberg not part of South Carolina but if you look at the polls for super Tuesday right now in the national polls remember going in the opposite direction that he probably wished to go in so Biden leading South Carolina right now but in other states like California you have you've got Sanders taking a huge lead so it'll be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days and if a buying does pick up any momentum in any of the other states when we come to Saturday but I think you know just looking at the debate the other night and just looking at really Bernie Sanders the last couple of days we were we'd really is and seeing the reaction will have more reaction coming up from Democrats here we really do live in amazing times don't you think we live in amazing times I mean I never thought and I'm still shaking my head yesterday as I was talking to a couple of people including my dad and I said and and I said this on the air last night welcome but it still holds water today I really can't believe that you had a democratic debate and the Democrats are now discussing right now will the legitimacy of somebody who was a communist sympathizer weather sympathizing for a dictatorial communist regime it is something that's good or bad I did suggest to me it's the most mind boggling thing and the one question the the one thing to me that is invented enough is what does the mainstream Democrat thank what are Democrats think about this that's one of the things because they go out may vote older Democrats vote just like older Republicans vote but what do they think you know I go back to my late uncle if he was alive would be in his believe late seventies right now and you know he union guy voted Democrat more of a social conservative though probably would call them a blue dog Democrat but I just I wonder what they think and I can't get a handle on it Democrats are quiet all my Democrat friends quiet I'm on social media just quiet yeah I was listening to a a appointments from talk radio from I'll see if I can find the quote ahead at the end of yesterday I don't know if it's still around today it's got to be somewhere but an old acquaintance liberal talk show host who was a fox news contributor Leslie Marshall you cannot get more liberal than she is we see each other she used to be a talk show host in buffalo word that's how I got you know to know her you know going back what twenty five years ago maybe maybe close to thirty years ago and I cheered talk radio conventions and all that's when we're quite well and extremely liberal stream liberal well she was just going crazy about Bernie Sanders on fox news that goes via to me yesterday the day before about Cuba just going crazy absolutely crazy and I think about her I think about other Democrats are just going this this is just unbelievable you we've you've taken it too Sanders has taken it to a level that has not existed before in the Democrat party or any major party in my lifetime it what it's not even about should we have a bigger social welfare program it's not even about that anymore the debate that the Democrats have had for the last week is because birdies out there all the time saying we need to talk about the positive communist dictatorships was we said that's ridiculous that's like saying well okay you know Kim Jong moon they got full employment yeah sounds insane doesn't it because it is and I just I shake my head and I do understand the Democrat establishment going home my god you've got to be kidding me haha how did we get to this point we got to this point because you've been promoting socialist ideas for the longest time you've been watering and fertilizing it all throughout college campuses for the last couple of decades what did you expect was going to happen this is what you get you get somebody who was a lifelong communist not running as a communist now running as a social Democrat but as you can see from Bernie Sanders he's a lifelong Marxist twenty is that's not over the top rhetoric that's not even Republican talking points maybe it is now after it became a huge democratic talking point and this guy's a lifelong Marx's communist that's what he is he may not be running as he may be trying to run away from it now this is is running to the middle but he just can't stop that instinct that he has as a Marxist where he's got to in his mind remote the fact not a just a bigger social welfare program but you gotta understand there's a lot of good that comes from communism even in a dictatorship a dictatorial communist nation there is still some good that comes from it to the life of me what is the mainstream democratic thinking about this right now what's in their mind set we got just one bit of correspondence yesterday from a Bernie Sanders supporter sane well you know Bernie isn't that bad he's not as scary as he seems I would walk out with your job then you you understand the point that the imagery that he's giving out is scary but he's not as scary as he seems we did get an explanation as to why he's not as scary as he seems what do you even recognize the fact that yeah okay it seems as if he's complimenting eight you know and trying to find the good in a not just eight not just a socialist society or a communist one party society but a communist society that's run but that was run by a dictator and I just wonder what the mainstream Democrat the you know it in the flyover state thinks about that and even the mainstream Democrat who may not live in flyover territory who might not be what they used to call a blue dot org dog Democrat what are they thinking that to me is the great unknown if Sanders ends up being the nominee what are they thinking at that point you know I was kidding but I wasn't yesterday when I was saying but a ton of Bernie Sanders supporters I know we've talked to the many many times not as much this cycle but in twenty sixteen but we talk to them all the time on the show they would call constantly and we try to find out you know what is what is their particular mindset and back then it was basically I want my college paid for because a lot of the Bernie Sanders people to call the show back then were younger and that's what was going on in twenty sixteen that was the big thing coming out of occupy Wall Street a few years earlier that that's the one thing that stock was colleges are lying to us and colleges are telling us that if we take this particular course for this would graduate with this particular degree we'll be able to find a job we can't find a job the college's lied to us so we need to bankrupt the banks did make any sense but that that was a narrative somebody has to pay our bill we shouldn't have to pay our bill well maybe you should do a lawsuit against the university and see if you could win that why does the taxpayer have to be responsible for the transaction that you were involved in and most of them would say well because it's hard and we just can't afford to do it but it really didn't go much past that but now Sanders is taking it to another level it's not just the billionaires are bad and somehow inherently evil and you are a victim if you're a young person and you can't make it today unless the federal government gives you cash it's gone way beyond that now to the point of complementing and looking at the bright side of a communist
"blue dots" Discussed on Your Space Journey
"Think that could discuss this with call and would have loved to have his impressions on the quantum of life. Because I feel that you know he was so close to this when he said we are away for the universe to To learn about himself so itself so to know itself. And and so you know is always here I have a portrait of him in my in my office. That conversation we had thirty years ago. So be changed my life not neces- salary that they that they made such a huge impression. Because hey you was the call Sagan and he was talking to me but thirty years later. is here in you. Know is vision is all over the place. And if only I can manifest just a tiny bit of what he had in his mind. You know It will be such a success so I feel we previewed actions. That would last question. Elite May What what can we do to help you? Or the Seti Institute you know. I think that there are so many things that need to be done today. but I before I directly respond to that I say what would help is really for people like you to convey the message. That's planetary in space exploration. Sir The purpose normally of trying to understand who we are. And it's just not an elite research. The tools were developed in the ideas that are being developed as we do that. Come back to serve the earth. There is a very practical approach. Do that if your If your audience wants to see how the tools we develop are going to be used every single day in their life they have no clue you know that the example. I'm using every single time is do you know will lazy. Six is coming from leaks is making people's lives better. Every single day by doing is surgery and so this is coming from the docking of a spacecraft to the ISS forty thousand laser measurements governments. Every single second to help lock to vehicle. Doing very very fast speed. You know with each other. So the same principle has been use to recreate the topography of the eye and give people their setback automation cars this year robotics artificial limbs and so on and so forth but there are many more practical application in materials dolls ee medical processes. The Heart Valves Is One of them. So this is where you can have experience Science in general for the Institute Institute we are a private institute so obviously. Rpi's are applying competing to get NASA phones but there a number of areas that we can be supported with private funds so we are always welcoming sponsors and donors you know and and you can start small there. There is no everything else everything else so if you want to do that. Visit us on our website at City Dot. Org and you'll see incredible science doing being done by incredible people and I'm very very privileged to be able to. You know to be around there. None of this incredible. Thank you so much for taking time to join us today. We really appreciate it. Thank you very much a pleasure meeting new virtual your space journey while I really enjoy my conversation with Natalie today. Hope you did too and I just think the city's suit and her work is fascinating if you'd like to learn more. Just go to their website at Seti Dot. Org That S. E. Dot Org Natalie for joining me. They want to thank you for joining me today as well. We really do appreciate it. If you like this episode we'd love it if you give us a thumbs up watching youtube or just give us a good rating on your favorite podcast application. We also a future this episode with a friend but again we just want to thank you for taking time to join. Stay really do appreciate it. We'll see next time God blessed..
"blue dots" Discussed on Your Space Journey
"Welcome to your Space Journey. Where we venture into the future of space exploration and the incredible leaders. Who are taking us there. Here's your house filled thirty years ago. Nasa's Voyager one took the infamous photo of the earth from an impressive three point seven billion miles away. This photo has been recently restored by NASA. And it's called the Pale blue dot but better to explain. It is Carl Sagan. His own words from this distant vantage point there might not seem of any particular interest but for us. It's different considering that Dutta. That's here that's home. That's US everyone. You love everyone you know everyone you ever heard of. Every human being who ever was lived out their lives the aggregate or joy and suffering thousands of confident religions ideologies and economic doctrines every hunter and forager every hero and coward every Creator and destroyer of civilization every king and peasant every young couple in love every mother and father hopeful child inventor and explorer every teacher of morals every corrupt politician every superstar every Sukhumi meter every saint sinner in the history of our species. Live there on the motive. Dust suspended in a sunbeam. Such an impressive photo and such an impressive statement. I remember hearing that for the first time thirty years ago when I was so impressed. And I'm so thrilled to introduce our special guests from the Carl Sagan Center. Dr Natalie Cobol. Dr Cobra is a French American. Ashra biologist specializing in planetary science. She's been a principal investigator at the city's toot since nineteen ninety eight and hasn't mentioned. She's also the director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research. Now before we get to Natalie. I'd like to introduce our special segments your space journey. This is where viewers and listeners. Like you call in to tell us what prompted them to develop their passion for space exploration and what. They're most excited about for the future today. It's my pleasure to introduce my mouth. She's with Space Coast Florida logic. I know on wor faith. Coast Florida launch. One day when I was twelve years old. I saw local news story about a young man. My age named shocked field. He was picking phenomenal. Pictures of the heavens through a telephoto. This blew me away as a budding photographer myself really impressive intrigue me. And that's forward a few more years and I moved to Florida to take care of my agent father. He loved watching the skies and moved into the throne professor at the local college on the radio. My Dad and I also started going to lock watches up taste. I when we attended flat taking pictures flustered that speedy combination of being immersed in the face culture. You're as well as on social media left me wanting to learn more. I was hooked. Since then I've become a member of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society as well as one of the moderators at the Space Coast. Watches facebook page. I've purchased a small telescope that I take pictures through a lot of fun with a renewed public passion for all things space related. There's a whole lot of information for all of us to learn. I'm excited to be learning right along with all the young men and women your space journey. Thanks for sharing your story. We love to hear your space story too. If you'd like to tell us how your space journey began just to give us a call voicemail at three one seven eight six to forty seven hundred or email us and audio video clip to send that to info at your space journey dot com. Please keep your responses till less than two minutes. Would appreciate that now onto a main interview with Natalie as I mentioned Natalie leads projects in planetary science and astro biology. She also developed science exploration strategies for Mars Titan in the outer solar system icy moons as well as developing robotic field experience not only has received several NASA and other research awards. Her work has been featured in the US and international media including the Discovery Channel Nova National Geographic. Scientific American Ted talks and much more. Now you may have heard about steady before the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. But what exactly do the do. And what is Natalie's role there here? She is explaining her wrote said he as well as row at the Carl Sagan Center for Research. I've been the director for the past four years now. In of course settings digitize a known for the Seti Research with its heritage really. It's the root of the institute but the city part of it which is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It's only one part of what we are doing. In fact we are covering the extra by Roadmap from micro to eat And and we cover a little more than NASA actually Does because NASA really stops at simple life in ease concerns about the origins of life and the evolution of devotion of life but still really a simple life whereas we're interested in understanding. You know what's happening next? And what are the chances that we are going to encounter Extraterrestrial intelligence of course with such a fascinating position. I had to ask now how her space journey began here. She is telling him about that to say when it started. It was always there certainly not my pass through. It was not straightforward. Was another that I wanted in my mind? I wanted to be an astronomer. I wanted to be an air observatory when I was a teenager but I wasn't good at Mellon physics so that was a little bit of a struggle at that time but I discovered the same passion for the you know the characterization of our own planet which is why these deal background in their Sciences Planetary Sciences. In today that allows me to look at you know. How do we applied the tools that we're developing for space to help US monitor of our planet? And how do we deal with here and now so sale issues with what we develop talk blended Iranian space exploration now? Searching for life in the universe is no easy task for example. How will we know when we see it? What will it be like? We do not know that. In fact astro biology itself is a relatively new term. Here's alley explain that a little bit more detail. So biology has a As defined by NASA and you can put a number of things around but basically has a number of questions. The first one is okay. You know what is like what's yours of life. And then it's the condition the descending the evolution of life and the next one is the future of life on earth and elsewhere. This is how NASA defines astro biology but the baseline. You know if you won. The world approach to astrology is that it is a scientific domain that tries to understand the origin and nature of life and utilities in the universe of now. How do you do biology It is just you know to me. The beauty of it is that it was one of the first time where we really had an attempt at a holistic approach to the search for life. Which is that most of the time in the past when we're talking about life we're talking about biology trying to understand you know the mccanns of life at with US Rubio to you bringing the notion of environment. You need the notion of geology It's a multidisciplinary science that brings in all possible perspective to a question and that has can see. Broden and enriched the field now not only has also gone to the Andes mountains several times to do research again. This is where the environment is very similar to what Mars like environment would be so. It's naturally the most popular place on earth to go to try to find. If there's any life that could survive in that area then it would be equivalent to possibly were life would be on Mars. Here's not only talking about that in a little bit more detail. If you do good science at the end of a project you will have more questions than you have answers right. You need to have that serves off course but It's going to give up into more questions and and The goal of our project right now is really to support this a new vision of NASA which for the past forty years Astrid to characterize habitability in the sewer system and in particular ours a now we are shifting Louis depending we say okay with demonstrated that there are a number of habitable environment in the source system. Now we're going to go after life trying to find life which is interesting that because people think that we have been searching for life forever in the sources more elsewhere whereas we haven't.
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"blue dots" Discussed on Your Online Coffee Break
"In a sunbeam. Such an impressive photo and such an impressive statement. I remember hearing that for the first time thirty years ago when I was just so impressed. And I'm so thrilled to introduce our special guests from the Carl Sagan Center. Dr Natalie Cobol Dr. Bob Ross is a French American. Ashra biologist specializing in planetary science. She's been a principal investigator at the city's toot since nineteen ninety eight and as I mentioned. She's also the director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research. Now before we get to Natalie. I'd like to introduce our special segments. Your Space Cherney. This is where viewers and listeners. Like you call in to tell us what prompted them to develop their passion for space exploration and what they're most excited about for the future Today it's my pleasure interest. My friend Mel. She's with space coast. Florida Lodges High. I know on Face Coast Florida launch. One day when I was twelve years old. I saw local news story about a young man. My age named Chuck Field. He was picking phenomenal pictures of the heavens through a telescope. It's blew me away as a budding photographer. Myself really impressed and intrigued me. And that's forward a few more years and I moved to Florida to take care of my inching father. He loved watching the skies and miss into the astronomy professor at the local college on the Radio. I got to meet Dr John Zell as well as members of the Tragic Astronomical Society at one of their public events. My Dad and I also started going to walk it lost. Is that the Cape Canaveral. The first one we attended this breathtaking and the pictures reflected that the combination of being immersed into space culture. Here as well as on social media left me wanting to learn more I was hooked. Since then I've become a member of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society as well as one of the moderators that the space coast boy to watch his facebook page. I've purchased a small telescope that I take pictures through in a lot of fun with a renewed public passion for all things space related. There's a whole lot of information for all of us to learn. I'm excited to be learning right along with all the young men and women your space journey. Thanks for sharing your story. We love to hear your space story too. If you'd like to tell us how your space journey began just to give us a call leaves voicemail at three one seven eight six to forty seven hundred or email us audio video clip to send that to info at your space journey dot com. Please keep your responses to less than two minutes. Police would appreciate that now onto a main interview with Natalie as I mentioned Natalie leads projects in planetary science and astro biology. She also developed science exploration strategies for Mars Titan in the outer solar system I E C moons as well as developing robotic field experience now has received several NASA and other research awards. Her work has been featured in the US and international media including the Discovery Channel Nova National Geographic. Scientific American Ted talks and much more. Now you may have heard about said he before the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. But what exactly do the do. And what is Natalie's role there here? She's explaining her road said he as well as Geraldo at the Carl Sagan Center for Research. I've been the director for the past four years now. In of course the sittings are known for the Seti Research with its heritage really. It's the root of the institute but The city part of it which is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It's only one part of what we are doing. In fact we are covering the extra by Reggie roadmap at from micro to et and we cover lower than NASA actually does because NASA really stops at simple life n es concerned about the origins of life and the evolution of devotion of life but stops really a simple life whereas we're interested in understanding. You know what's happening next? And what are the chances that we are going to encounter Extraterrestrial intelligence now of course with such a fascinating position. I had to ask Natalie how her space journey began here. She is telling you about that to say when it started I. It was always there certainly not my pass to. It was not straightforward. Was another one that I wanted in my mind. I wanted to be an astronomer I wanted to be in an air observatory when I was a teenager but I wasn't good at Mellon physics so that was a little bit of a struggle at that time but I discover the same passion for the you know the characterization of our own planet which is why these dual dual background in their sciences in Planetary Sciences. Today that allows me to look at you know. How do we apply the tools that we're developing for space to help US monitor admonitions of our planet? And how do we deal with here and now societal issues with what we developed? Planetary and space exploration now searching for life in the universe is no easy task for example. How will we know life when we see it? What will it be like? We do not know that. In fact astro biology soft is a relatively new term. Here's Natalie explained that in a little bit more detail. Astro biology has As defined by NASA. Then you can put a a number of things but basically it has a number of question that the first one is. Okay what is like? What's your gene of life? And then it's you know the division of life and and the next one is the future of life on earth and elsewhere. This is how NASA defines astro biology but the baseline if you want a road approach to biology is that it is a scientific demand that tries to understand the origin nature of life and civilization in the universe of now. How do you do biology It is Just you know to me. The beauty of it is that it was one of the first time where we really had an attempt at a holistic approach to the search for life which means that most of the time in the past. When we're talking about life we're talking about biology trying to understand the mechanisms of life at with us. Robots you bringing the notion of environment you need the Manashian of geology of astronomy. It's a multidisciplinary science that brings in all the possible perspective to a question. And that has conceded Ruby. Brodin and enriched the field. Now Natalie has also gone to the. Andes mountains several times to do research again. This is where the environment is very similar to what a Mars like environment would be so. It's naturally the most popular place on earth to go to to try to find. If there's any life that could survive in that area then it would be equivalent to possibly were life would be on Mars. Here's an alley talking about that in a little bit more detail. Good Science at the end of a project. You will have more questions and you have answers right. You need to have some extra of course but It's going to give it up into more questions and and The goal of our project right now is really to support this. New Vision of Nassau. Which for the past forty years Astrid to correct arise habitability in the source system and.
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How AI Predicted the Coronavirus Outbreak with Kamran Khan
"Welcome to the trauma podcast. Thanks for having these great to be here is really really exciting to chat with you so you originally came on our radar as a result of a wired article that came out not too long ago. About how your company Blue Dot used a I to be among the first to warn about the corona virus. I you probably have much more precise words around exactly what you the role that your company's playing in that but let's start out by having you share a little bit about your background and you know what brought you to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to this problem of early identification warning of diseases. Yeah for sure. So maybe I'll start out by providing a little bit of background about myself and ultimately. What was the motivation for this work? So you know I'm a practicing infectious disease physician. I still just paste seeing a bunch of patients this morning with the Burki listened and managing that and and I'm originally from Toronto I did my my medical school training here But I specialize in infectious diseases in public health. And I was down in New York finishing up my training In two thousand and two and then moved back to Toronto just before. The SARS outbreak happened so Toronto has mentioned is is where I grew up in an home When I got here Shortly after arriving we have this outbreak of the SARS krona virus. Seventeen years ago in and it was something that we didn't really even know what it was until it showed up in our hospitals in our city and as a physician specializing in infectious diseases and in public health You know I didn't know what this was. I don't know how anyone else would know what it was. And so it really became apparent. We need better systems to be able to detect anticipate how infectious diseases might emerge and spread. And we know that they do that really quickly. The the reason why this was such a profound event for me personally was You know I got to see the impact of SARS on our city Really in a up close and Personal. Way one of my colleagues got infected with SARS and And we had other healthcare workers who got SARS and who actually died with forty four deaths. We had an outbreak involving over two hundred and fifty people that went on for four very long months You can just imagine the amount of mental and emotional fatigue that sets into your healthcare workforce when day in and day out. You're trying to confront this thing. There's a lot of personal protective equipment and gear that you gotta be working wearing in your environment And you know there's always the concern that you know. Would you potentially get this next? And Are you gonNA take it back home to your family So there was certainly an enormous amount of concern there. We saw our hospitals completely overwhelmed. They went into lockdown. All ELECTIVE PROCEDURES WERE CANCELLED. Our public health system was overwhelmed and even the city took on a different feel. It was one where people stop traveling to Toronto We didn't have the same kinds of people gathering. There were billions in financial losses to the city. This was a really profound event. And if we take a look at the big picture. Toronto was just one of dozens of cities around the world. That we're going through This outbreak Singapore and Hong Kong and Taipei and others. In fact these are some of the city's right now that are experiencing Outbreaks of this new corona virus. So for me I think one of the key things really at that point was we need a better system. We need a better system to be able to detect outbreaks. More quickly We need a better system to be able anticipate how they would spread and we need a mechanism to be able to rapidly communicate. That information was Toronto. Unique among North American cities in the impact of the SARS virus. I remember obviously hearing about it at the time but it didn't feel nearly as personal. I'm based in Saint Louis but travel extensively to New York and San Francisco and other cities in the US so there were actually dozens of imported cases of SARS into North America. Nah It just so happened and this is a point that maybe I'll come back to later on that. In Toronto one of the cases lead to a whole bunch of other cases and triggered an outbreak in many of the other cities the cases were identified quickly isolated and there wasn't secondary transmission that went on to lead to a broader outbreak so Vancouver had cases in Canada and they're bunch of US cities that had travelers who were infected with SARS but it did not trigger an ongoing outbreak. So Toronto was one of those places where we had an outbreak that everyone heard about simply because it just we had case after case going on over a four-month period and you refer to it as the SARS corona virus What's the relationship between SARS and Crime Bias? Or maybe you know. Just define corona viruses category of viruses so corona virus is there are two groups first of all the corona part of. Krona virus is largely because of the way the virus looks it. Has these almost looks a bit like You know a child drawing picture of the Sun With these kind of surface proteins that go out and there are two broad categories corona viruses can just caused the common cold. So that's these are not that unusual but there are novel Corona Viruses New Corona viruses. That may have made the leap from animals into humans and there are two other ones prior to this SARS back in two thousand and three which we think probably came from civic cats maybe originally from bats to an intermediate animal and then over to humans and then murders which is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. That really came on the scene in two thousand twelve is mostly been in the A Middle East around centered mostly around Saudi Arabia. And that's another cronin virus stocked actually originate from camels and then has spread to humans and causes severe respiratory illnesses as well the Animal. That is the The source of this new corona virus is still being evaluated the Pangolin is. One of the candidates in animals is being discussed but genetically this. Is You know almost eighty percent similar to the SARS coronavirus so they sort of fall into the same family. It almost think of him a bit like being cousins if you will Related in in many ways genetically and so the virus came about via mutation I would imagine as at the right term. Is that how these viruses get started not not necessarily a mutation per se but what happens is they have a will call it? Zona spillover and what I mean by that is. This virus is found in an animal a human incomes in contact with the virus and it just so happens that the virus is sufficiently adapted to be able to replicate in human cells and then ultimately become a human pathogen or a human disease So that is you know this is similar to what we saw during the SARS coronavirus. In fact that there's a Deja Vu with the story here which is if we look back to two thousand and three. This was pneumonia that developed in association with a presumably exposure to a live animal market that then triggered that outbreak. And here we are again seventeen years later with a coronavirus associated with a live animal market. That has now created the next Outbreak and this one has some similarities and some differences from SARS But certainly is a much larger outbreak. It is now surpassed SARS You know in many fold in terms of number of cases and even now the total number of deaths surpassed. I what we saw in two thousand three with the SARS outbreak. Talk a little bit about the role of early warning. The importance of the motivation for what you're doing at blue dot let me just tell you a little bit about the the kind of evolution so first of all as I mentioned I'm a practicing physician. An epidemiologist by training so after the SARS outbreak ended You know one of the things that I came to my mind was. Let's not do this again. Let's think about another way that perhaps we had better anticipate this and I spent the next ten years as a scientist and as a professor at the University of Toronto. Studying outbreaks trying to understand. Are there ways that we could better anticipate how these diseases spread around? The now we know that ultimately these diseases that affect humans are spread by the movements of humans and the long distance movements of people This generally occurs through commercial air travel around the world and this network. Which is you know. It's it's not even one hundred years old Of Commercial Air travel has really transformed how people move around the world and ultimately how microbes move around the world. So I spent the next ten years studying that and realized from various outbreaks that you actually could start to potentially anticipate how these diseases would spread. I I started working with billions of Anonima used a passenger flight. Itinerary tickets and sales and those types of data kind of dawned on me that I could learn and understand that seat sixteen four or sixteen or something was available and sixteen was taken had to be some kind of data system that was accounting for all of these types of transactions and after studying a little bit of the information systems in the airlines Realize that There were Billions of a ticket sales data. That actually could be utilized to understand how the whole world is connected. How people are moving around the planet so after doing that for ten years and realizing that there was some rhyme and reason to all of this started thinking more and more about how do we move quickly in the academic world You know when we published in the scientific literature it's a pretty lengthy process in it often takes months or maybe even some cases evening to take years to Conduct a scientific study generate the results submitted for peer review by the scientific community. Have that reviewed if the article is rejected. Do it again. If it's accepted that goes to the editors they review it and so on and so forth and that's a fairly lengthy process But of course the diseases don't wait for the reviewers to review the science They spread in hours and days and so we needed a better system one. That was more agile to be able to respond to this. And that was for me. The motivation for founding blue dot creating this as a digital health company I will clearly say. I am not a serial entrepreneur. Who's done this twenty times? I had never even imagined creating a company if someone had said that to me when I was going through medical school I would've thought I was some kind of joke but ultimately really what I was trying to do was to solve a problem and in a we have a number of organizations here in Toronto may be similar in in in Saint Louis or other parts of the United States that are really here to start supporting an entrepreneurial spirit amongst those in the university system to say well maybe you can take a leap of faith. Maybe you can accelerate that discovery in scale the implementation of discovery using business as a vehicle to do that. So so that was the motivation behind launching blue dot. And what I will say is that we have been for the last six and a half years building What we call a global early warning system for infectious diseases. And I'll be happy to you. Know To Kinda of describe what that is and how we use. Data and things like machine learning and other types of Analytical approaches and pieces of technology to build a system that can detect outbreaks faster than we have in the past assess how they might spread around the world and what the consequences might be. And then actually generate information to disseminate its. We're literally spreading insights and knowledge about the disease faster than the disease spreading itself. So that's really been our overarching approach. in in terms of how we have been thinking about infectious diseases. Not just big outbreaks like the current corona virus. But you know. We're dealing with the resurgence of measles we're dealing with. You know lime disease expanding we are. We're dealing with a unfortunately a world of infectious diseases where outbreaks in these threats are becoming more. Frequent outbreaks are becoming larger. And they're having larger and larger and more disruptive
Coronavirus: Can AI (Artificial Intelligence) Make A Difference?
"And in the middle of this outbreak Hey hi is making a play artificial intelligence companies of crunched a whole lot of data on the corona virus identifying early patterns and as market place's got tongue reports they're building predictive models trying to close in to what might be around the corner three weeks before a top Chinese health official went on TV to announce travel restrictions on one hand hi I gain told the other medical data nerds halfway across the world were already suggesting an outbreak the Canadian start a blue dot found its computers picked up early warnings from online chattering China blue dot consultant Isaac mow gosh is a doctor and clinical investigator at the university of Toronto a condom on his cell Chinese language newspapers had reported on some sick people who may have been associated with seafood market in more than public health officials discussing meetings between hospitals blue dot notify the World Health Organization which issued an early alert well like Bo gosh feed computers all kinds of data animal disease info airline schedules web articles to find patterns that reveal outbreaks and where they might
Searches for "corona beer virus" jump amid coronavirus outbreak
"With the corona virus outbreak you know fifteen years ago during sars there it was still young could get a lot of information online but today public health officials are tracking the spread of the virus through the internet but also they're using a ton of artificial intelligence a Canadian firm called blue dot is one of several companies they sift through data about potential health risks using a I and machine learning and this number is really interesting to me they can analyze a hundred thousand news reports in sixty five languages every single day this way they can recognize anomalies that could indicate that brewing epidemic they also take into account other data like where people are flying in these flight pass blue dot has what they call the automated infectious disease surveillance that's their terms and they say they were able to notify customers about this new form of the corona virus at the end of December days before the WHL in the CDC sent out their official notices but breaking news on the internet it always has yet another term right which brings us to number two fake news is spreading faster it seems like than the corona virus here's the big problem is fake news pew research found that one in five U. S. adults they get their news or social media isn't that frightening and since Facebook Twitter Google YouTube they aren't doing much to stop all the false claims it's totally up to you so on social there oppose claiming that oregano oil will prevent you from getting the virus there was one YouTube video choose the so called the deep state of using the virus to draw attention away from president trump's impeachment trial Google reports and searches for the virus and the Mexican beer corona spike more than a thousand fifty percent good news the beers safe and fake CDC alerts are running rampant such as one naming stores that you shouldn't go to an LA county that was shared and posted it with the face palms on Instagram so when you see news online check it out before you share it if it is fake news report to the site like the conspiracy theory that former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates under the group that owns the corona virus patent and is now profiting off of it now that is completely untrue we all know that the worst thing that Bill Gates ever unleashed on the public was windows Vista thank you
"blue dots" Discussed on Science Friday
"Pale Blue Dot had just been published and as as you'll hear the development of a movie called contact was still just in the planning stages we talk about. US space policy the search for extraterrestrial arrest Joel Intelligence and the place of humans in the universe. Here's Carl Sagan on science. Friday recorded December sixteenth nineteen ninety four. We don't like to think that we're pretty much the center of attention the center of the universe. But in the words of Carl Sagan again we live on a routine planet near a Humdrum Star stuck away in an obscure corner of an unexceptional galaxy which is just one one hundred billion galaxies in the universe and if you think that sounds depressing consider this there is no guarantee that are boring little rocky planet will. We'll be around forever if we don't destroy it. Maybe a stray asteroid will and so. Where does that leave us? Astronomer Carl Sagan say brings us back to our roots as explorers and may drive us to become interplanetary even intergalactic wonders. Now let me welcome my guest. Dr Carl Sagan in is the David Duncan professor of astronomy and Space Science and the Director of the Laboratory of Planetary Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. He's CO founder and President of the Planetary Terry Society and author of the new book Pale blue dot published by random house in. It's my pleasure to welcome Dr Welcome to the program. Thanks very much Pale. Blue Dot doc. That's always the first question that every interviewer asks an author why the title. Well I was An experiment or on the voyager one and two spacecraft then after they swept by the Jupiter Saturn Uranus and Neptune systems. It was possible to do something I had wanted to do. From the beginning me and that is to turn the cameras on one of these spacecraft. Back to photograph the planet from which had come and clearly there would not much scientific data from this because we were so far away that the earth was just appoint a Pale blue dot but when we took the picture there was something about it that seemed to me so poignant Vulnerable tiny and if we photographed it from a much further distance. It would have been gone lost against the backdrop backdrop of distant stars and to me. It I I thought there. That's us that's our world that all of us everybody you know everybody you love everybody you ever heard of lived lived out their lives there on a on a motive dust in a sunbeam and It spoke to me about the need for us to care for one another another and also to preserve the Pale blue dot. which is the only home we've ever known And it it underscored the Tinus the comparative insignificance of our world and ourselves as you said in your opening remarks back When men were walking on the moon that there was that famous photo of the Earth Rise over the moon and the I guess you might call it the bright blue marble compared impaired your Pale blue dot that sort of led to movements like the environmental movement when people could see us as a united planet without the political boundaries? Exactly Can we you use the Pale blue dot as an analogy to that or something. That's even further looking. That's it it's a set of of steps outward and that Apollo seventeen picture think raised many people tuned environmental consciousness and the Pale blue dot at least for me is represents the last moment in space craft leaving the earth in which you can see the earth at all and the idea idea that we are at the center of the universe. Much less the reason that there is a universe is strongly powerfully counter indicated but The the smallness of our world why why a whatever happened to the man in space program one day. We don't have to tell you how popular it was. It was the talk of the sixties. We all grew up with it. There was excitement. There was fervor. There was the exploration everybody was is behind it. A countless amount of money was going into it. Now it just lies fallow. And you're absolutely right. I think the first thing linked to say is that was a historic a mythic achievement and a thousand years from now and nobody will have any idea what GATT is or what what the WHO. The speaker of. The house was in the late nineties of the twentieth century. People will remember Apollo because that was the time that humans first set foot put on another world but Apollo was not about science it was not about exploration. Apollo was about the nuclear arms race was about intimidating. Dating other nations was about beat the Russians and when we did beat the rush and then the program was ended in the clearest indication of that is the fact that the last astronaut to step on the moon was the first scientist as soon as a scientist out there. The program was over. People said why are we wasting our money on science. AH now. Lately I mean in the seventies and eighties and nineties. NASA has been very for for the man per human program. I A hate to use the word man because it's their women astronauts In the human program we're shuttle oriented what shuttled typically does. Ah puts five or six or seven people in a tin can two hundred miles up in the air. And they launch a communications satellite or something that could just as well have been and launched by an unmanned booster and then the the newts are doing fine or the tomato. Plants didn't grow or or now the next one. They're gonNA see how how soft drinks taste in low-earth-orbit for heaven's sake and then come back down again and they say oh we've had another exploration SPLUR- ration- that's not exploration. It's like driving a bus of the same highway two hundred colon. The caller was whereas if NASA also had gone on to send humans to near Earth asteroids or to land on Mars the enthusiasm would have been maintained at a very high level. I don't say that it's Nice. As fought matter cannot make that decision on its own it has to be made at a much higher level but that decision was not made eight NASA was left to its own devices. And that's why we have a falling off of interest in the space program for X.. Men Reasons people aren't stupid. They understand. We're not going anywhere you make a case for colonizing space different than most people do in this book Your tact in this book is that you argue. Let's not go out in space for things. You could argue for science exploration education. You argue that. We have to colonize space because that's the only way we might survive in the future. That's right I I. I'm a big fan of robotic space exploration have been involved with it for thirty five years if you WANNA do science. That's the way to go. It's cheaper it doesn't live. You can go to more dangerous places and so on but as for Apollo as with Apollo the only justifications that will work in the real world are one for you in space fight are ones that involve some much broader political or historical agenda and I believe there are three one is emotional and a lot of people feel it. I know a lot of people. Don't and that is we come from wonders from Hunter Gatherers Ninety nine point. Nine percent of our tenure on earth was in that condition no fixed abode as long before we had villages villages and cities and now the earth is all explored were in some sedentary hiatus and I think a lot of people long For some exploration. You don't have to do it yourself. Because of virtual reality a few people exploring can communicate too many on the other hand. If if your child is hungry the appeal of this argument is not very high yet when parenthetically win comet Shoemaker Levy nine smash into Jupiter. It was front page news board transfixed by and that brings me to the the of course Absolutely and that brings me to the second and third points which are much more immediate and practical while I do not for a moment suggests that the earth is a disposable planet and and I think we have to make the most heroic efforts to preserve the environment. It is a fact that our technology has reached formidable formidable maybe even awesome proportions the environment that sustains us is very vulnerable the thickness of the atmosphere that we breathe is compared to the size of the Earth about the thickness of the coat of Shellac on schoolroom globe and that being the case there there is a chance that we will do ourselves in. Were certainly a danger to ourselves. I would like to see self sustaining human communities on other worlds in the long runs. No big hurry. So that we hedge our bets or diversify our portfolio The clearly our chances are much great if we do that and the third point is there is a specific danger that we are now able to identify. And that's connected with what you just said about Schumer Levi nine slamming Ming into Jupiter last July. The Earth lives in a bad neighborhood in space. We orbit the sun a midday swarm of new enormous number over of asteroids and comets. And you just take one look at the distribution of these orbits and it's clear that the earth has to run into them or they into us most of them are little burn up in the atmosphere. Don't do much harm but the longer you wait. The more likely it is that a big one will hit the ones that hit Jupiter last July. Were the biggest ones. There were about a kilometre across. They produced a blotch in the clouds of Jupiter that was about earth sized and a kilometer eliminator across object is the size which would core clause enormous environmental damage to the Earth a ten kilometer. Object that hit the earth sixty five five million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs and seventy five percent of the species of life on earth. Now to deal with this first of all all we have to inventory these near Earth objects. Surely we should be busy finding out if there's any danger from any particular object. We're not even doing that it yet. And secondly we ought to develop the technique to deal with an errant asteroid or comet if it's found to be on earth impact trajectory and without going into we can if you want the techniques for doing that. There's no way to do that unless we're out there. So this is is a claim. A very practical reason why in the long-term humans have to be out in the inner solar system. At least we need to take a break but we'll be right back with more of December nineteen ninety-four conversation with astronomer and author Carl Sagan and just a minute. Stay with us. Am I refer Plato. Welcome back if you're just joining us. We're stepping into the science Friday way back machine and turning the dial back to nineteen ninety four twenty five years ago to revisit a conversation with the late astronomer Carl Sagan following the publication of his book Pale Blue Dot. You mentioned in your book this far back or as close. I guess I should say as July of nineteen thousand nine President Bush on the twentieth anniversary of the Apollo Eleven.
Updates: Hurricane Dorian on path to hit Florida
"Warning this is a life threatening storm hurricane americaine dorian getting strong more powerful now a major category three hurricane as it turns towards florida. This is the view from the international space station. Asian is a model some two hundred and thirty mile- miles wide and this is dorrie and from the inside hurricane hunters flying into the eye of the storm today packing winds of up to one hundred fifteen miles per hour the national hurricane center warning dorian could bring a life threatening storm surge and devastating winds this florida's east coast according to the white house. The president has also been briefed on the storm. It's path and preparations. He spoke to reporters just a short time ago before heading to camp. David hurricane is aurora. Get it could be a big one. We're hoping that it may be makes a right and goes up north but that's about a five percent chance not looking good and it's one of the biggest hurricanes. We've seen it a long time long time so it could be very devastating. The threat of hurricane doreen is forcing airlines to start canceling flights store shelves becoming empty across the state of florida residents also also facing major fuel shortages that they try to stock up on gas ahead of dorian arrival and with winds predicted to be as strong as one hundred and thirty miles per hour when when it makes landfall dorian would be the strongest hurricane to hit florida's east coast hurricane andrew which cost the state more than twenty five billion dollars in damage and left left four people dead allison chinchar is out front live at the weather center tonight. Alison what's the latest path and other been lots of updates but it's it shows a fairly consistent insistent one right towards the heart of florida right so the latest update is really when you look at what the storm looks like we're talking about the eye of the storm because it has really really become symmetrical and large over just the last hour or so that is concerning because when we see something like that this usually means it's beginning the process of undergoing rapid good intensification that means. It's trying to strengthen even more right now. The windsor sustained one hundred fifteen miles per hour. Movement is west northwest at just about nine miles per <music> our but again there are a hurricane hunters that are on their way out to the storm right now. They will take a look at not only the but some of the surrounding bands take new measurements z. has this storm really undergone rapid intensification and if so what are the current measurements that are there we will likely get some new data in the next hour when the next update takes place place but as of now we are still thinking pretty similar along the lines of the track. We still anticipate it to get up to a category four so further intensification is still likely likely it's likely to be a category for is it crosses over the bahamas and then remain four as it approaches florida. We do have discrepancies a little bit in some of the models here. The blue dot is the european. The red dot is the american model the red dot the american model still hasn't making an actual landfall over portions ends of the east coast of florida the european model now however basically just has it sliding along the east coast bringing still heavy rain and gusty winds but not technically making a landfall as it skirts off the east coast in the coming days that concern here is it now. We're going to be starting to impact other states other than just this florida places like georgia south carolina and north carolina. Here's why you've got this high pressure system here in this upper low steering towards florida but as this high begins to breakdown and other factors atmospherically become into play this system is going to start to make that turn to the north but it could also slow down the concern there is not just it's the winds but also storm surge rainfall all of these things become factors here the forecast wind gusts even if it does just make landfall along the edge jim him you have the key. Keep an eye even places like lakeland orlando which are still pretty far inland will still likely end up getting hurricane force wind gusts in those areas even even though they are not along the coast. We'll keep you up to date as we get new information about that path. Thanks very much allison chinchar. Let's go to the beach florida that is right in in the current path of dorian also where our martin savage is tonight martin how seriously are folks. They're taking this and how are they preparing for it. Well you can measure that jim just by looking at the lumber here. This is plywood. You know it's amazing. In today's modern world the personal front line of defense for most folks in a hurricane is still plywood. It is preferred and it has been going on at the doors of this place. It's a home depot here and going out like crazy. They've gone through. We several truckloads. They're down to a few pallets left now and once that's gone. They hope there are more trucks coming then on top of that. They're already out of generators and the other the other thing. That's really going out of here sandbags. I'm talking about the place and the comes already bag because they can't find sandbags so they're using that because that is going to be the common common defense here plywood is used to battle the wins and the sandbags are being used to battle the water and that's the big fear for many people even as they are far away. Perhaps finland. They worry about the waterways that in this area are already over saturated in many cases. The water is right up to the top of the bank. So you consider the tremendous amount of rainfall. That's being predicted with a cat. Four storm flooding is a huge concern for many many people here time has been a good thing there is at least a lot of time and people have been making the most of it impact. Maybe making too much of it. We already know that there have been fuel shortages in a number of key places around estate. Miami has one of them. They've had fuel off and on the governor has said he's even sending police escorts now but some of the fuel trucks to make sure it gets delivered and then there's just the issue of food. Many people rushed out right away when they heard cab four and began buying it all up so the shelves in many places have been emptied. They are tried hi to replenish but they're trying to do it at a time. Frame that beats the storm coming in and now people have to leave and that's going to be another headache jim no question when those evacuation orders if they do come that'll be a big change martin savage thanks very much. Let's go now to todd were drastic. He's the mayor of jupiter florida also also in the a possible path of this storm so we're looking at the latest storm track. You're still in the path of the storm. Tell us what your biggest concerns now. We've heard of so many it's it's a triple threat right right because you got the surge. You got the rain and you got the win yeah we are. We're watching this very closely. <hes> you know when when you live in this part of florida a hurricanes or part of the deal but we're we're watching it very closely because we're trying to figure out where you who to evacuate went to evacuate evacuate and where might they go. <hes> it's also tough there. Were probably expecting what's called. A king tied this weekend and were a coastal community so we're probably expecting ding higher tides than normal so then when you couple that with the storm surge <hes> it's kind of a a nerve wracking time because we haven't we haven't been told exactly where the storm is going to be going <hes> now. It's slowed down a little bit so it gives us a little bit of time to figure out what's going on but it is an anxious time <hes> eh i've covered these storms that the surge come so quickly at times. You can barely keep track. The governor is not not yet ordering people to begin evacuating but at what point will you begin urging people to start packing up and heading out because you want to allow them time right of course to get to get safety yeah. We'll so what's so so tricky is where would you go. You were watching the storm track and you know we have some lessons learned from hurricane irma a couple of years ago <hes> some people evacuated waited and they wound up evacuating to where the hurricane wind up hitting and so that was really tough and that's pretty fresh fresh in people's minds and you look at this track in this track basically has it going somewhere near the coast of florida where we are and then shooting up north which is where most people obviously would go <hes> and so so that's the that's the tough part right here is we can watch it on the news with you all but then we're not quite sure where to go because once you once you get on the road food there's risk associated because if you if you leave and you wind up going somewhere how long has a tank of gas gonna gonna get hugh and when you get to that point where you're going to be able to fill up and so that that's a that's a tricky proposition for folks when they're dealing with their families and these these storms sometimes make unpredictable changes. They're already. We've been some changes to the storm track. You've lived in jupiter. Most your life and i know as you said this is part of the life of living in the state of florida but this is a particularly serious storm. I'm curious. What could a storm like this due to a city like yours yeah well. We're we're watching it just like everybody else and when when we see that <hes> that churning circle went out circle forms churning red dot comes up yeah we witness what happened to the keys through irma a few years ago so we we just pray that <hes> you know the elderly folks that need the help in the in the an crisis situation that we're able to kind of get to them or get get them where they need to be to be safe because you know they're still devastation out there that could that could really put us in a fix for a couple of weeks
New Hurricane Dorian path keeps center off Florida coast, but state still in the cone
"Newest track will come out within the hour. What do you expect to see. We may see a change in that track. We've had new model runs. Come mouth for both the american model and the european model and both of them showing changes which may in turn result in an official track change from the national hurricane center but here's what we know now hurricane during wins or one hundred fifteen miles per hour that officially makes it a major hurricane. The movement is still to the northwest at about ten miles per hour. We're going to have to focus on that direction and that speed over the next forty eight to seventy two hours because that is going to answer to various essential questions the where it makes landfall and the when does it make landfall but here's a look at what we expect the track to do as of now. We still anticipate additional strengthening up to a category four storm. Unfortunately it will likely be that strength as it crosses over the bahamas and we still expected to be a major hurricane when it makes landfall across some point in florida then the question because becomes when does it turn back to the north these this is where the different models vary one going a little bit further west one going a little bit further east. Here's a look look. This blue dot is the european model. The red dot is the american model. The rent out wants to make a landfall likely late monday night into very early tuesday morning near kind kind of this central portion of florida then it pushes a little further inland before finally going off to the north the european model the new run really just skirts along on the coast and they both end up towards georgia as well as into the carolinas alison. Thank you so much for that. I want to get straight to florida to c._n._n.'s rosa rosa flores who is in west palm beach and rosa. The governor says fuel shortages have become a problem. You're seeing that first hand. Is there a plan that you've heard about to get more gas to these stations. That is the plan. Let me show you around because i'm at a gas station right now. The does have you and you can see that the line <hes> curls around this light from talking to people here. They say that they have been driving around trying to find gas stations. That actually have gas. This is one of the few in the area that actually does but if you take a look here some of the pumps do have gas others do not the owner of this gas gas station says that his family owns four gas stations. Only this one has gas at the moment now. Here's the thing because there is a state of emergency for all all sixty seven counties that waives the rules that allows the fuel of <hes> the the flow of fuel to come into the state that of course is is it because governor rhonda's santa's issued that declaration now. Here's the other thing danna we've learned from the governor's office that florida highway patrolman goldman will be escorting refueling trucks to strategic in critical areas in florida again because they're already reported shortages and dorian hasn't even made landfall but again a lot of people here waiting in line looking for <hes> fuel stations that actually have fuel will to make sure that they can be prepared for potential evacuation and rose a real quick. Have you encountered or heard about any reports of price gouging. Yes indeed the attorney general of the state of florida telling c._n._n. Just moments ago that they have received at least one thousand calls of price gouging most of those fuel and water in fact the owner of this gas station telling us that he was one of those individuals who reported a price gouging of water so we're going to continue monitoring and and seeing if those numbers will increase but according to the general's office is against against state law to price gouge because there is that <hes> evacuation <hes> excuse me that that state of emergency in the state of florida donna rosa thank you so much for that report now. C._n._n.'s leyla santiago is in north miami. Were supplies are flying off the shelves elves in leyla what's going. Is it a mad rush or do people feel like they have the weekend now to stop. We've actually seen a little bit of boll. Oh some some moments where they're really peaking folks coming in and then a little bit like now where you're seeing a calm down <hes> we are in the section right now. We're this was made last night right because of the hurricane a section for supplies. You've got batteries and got a power bank to charge your phone. Of course you need candles. They also have <hes> extension cords presumably leaper generators that could be used should power come out and then take a look over here where you can see. This is a popular item. The land turns. This layer is just about i've gone. They've got some more down here and i can see these folks are looking at the price <hes> getting ready <hes> fifteen bucks. She mentioned to to have that lantern and be ready for hurricane gene dorian. Go right ahead man <hes> so you know one of the things that folks are also looking for water. We were here when a truckload came in. I lasted. Maybe about an hour. I four they ran out. <hes> and folks are making sure that they have those basic supplies to get through <hes> government. Officials are recommending recommending at least seven days. <hes> should should power be out. Should resources be limited after dorian. Donna sounds like people are heating that an <music> our <hes>. That's all that whole truckload of water lasted. That's that's pretty incredible. <hes> thank you leyla for that report and want to get now to c._n._n.'s diane gallagher who is in central florida at the orlando airport diane. This is one of the busiest airports in the country from what you're seeing. They prepared <hes> donna. I would say that they were extremely prepared right now and the truth is is that the effective dory and hasn't quite hit this airport you can take a look here and see there have been expectations chins that you're going to have delayed canceled flights. That hasn't kicked in just yet. What you're seeing over here is all the lines of people who are starting to try and fly out though we have talked to people people who have cut their vacations short people. Were trying to get back. They didn't want to risk the fact. If the hurricane came in early and so here at the airport i sat in on a meeting actually just beyond on those stores there were they sat with airlines. They talked with noah. They talked with the f._a._a. And other members of government officials about how they can determine how how long they can keep this airport open win they can let these people actually again flying out <hes> if the storm starts coming in so here's the thing if you have a visit to disney if you we have a visit to universal right now you can still come but that may change in the coming days
"blue dots" Discussed on This Week in Science
"Small blue dot in the center of each of these paintings they had right on that blue dot a little bit of sugar water and every time they visited the mara whealy painting it was just normal sugar water delicious on the monet painting they had a little bit of quinine so kwena quinine right quinine but it's bitter it doesn't hurt the bees but it is bitter so it doesn't make them wanna go back so they were building a preference to avoid the monet and go for this mara willy painting so then they showed them to paintings by these artists the bees had never seen before and every single be in the study went straight to the correct painting and the indigenous artist not the monet so here's what's happening here as far as we can tell these are really good at processing visual information they have to find flowers which are colorful and different textures they have to be able to access all this different visual information and they have excellent colored zhan better than ours actually i should say better than yours obviously better than mine ultra-violet so it's different it's better it's it's more discerning for what they're looking at which is flowers in so if you think about what a painting is made out of off of different colors also textures the thing they're looking at structure edges things like that these these were really good at being able to identify a difference in type so we know these didn't evolve to differentiate between artists but since they did evolve to be able to different shape between flowers and the pollen inside in the nectar that they get they're pretty well set up for this and so what we've learned is that bees have this quick processing complex they're able to process subtle visual information and this could help us understand how these forage but i think what else is interesting is that they're calling this kind of the first situation where trying to find exactly what we're what verbiage they use what basically they're like this is the first rudimentary invertebrates that has been able to discern between visual cues of type or selling got but i would say if anything this gives us a really good idea of of methodology for future tests on animals of this type because i think it puts it in a category in a anna frame that frame like like a painting that we can understand as humans but we're really just teaching them categorisations i would bet you could teach pigeon how to do this they're really good at learning categorization yeah yeah this be interesting application of of of being able to train bees so a lot of farmers will raise bees but it's sort of a little bit like raising ladybugs like you want them to pollinate your field or eat the feds in your garden but ladybugs will go and leave their their adventures they're going to take off they're not having to come back they're going to leave your garden because they're predisposed to but if if you for instance wanted your bees to only work at pollinating your cornfield or your soy field or your whatever you could go through a few stages of training them on a plant without just visuals and and and then wind once we're encountering the real thing they'd stay on your field in those tomato fields across the road we'd look like nothing because that's always quinine is this is really interesting idea of of animal husbandry could come with this yeah or if you know that that colony collapse is potentially coming due to a hot spell or cold spell or any number of things you could potentially find a way to to teach the bees to go somewhere else or go inside or yeah there's there's lots of opportunities there i think that you could use it for your own game or you could also use it in conservation in a pretty cool way.
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"Blue dot board today. The Barclay camp show. Jamie Markley David van there, Scott Robbins, David said might wanna bring Robertson for this segment might need to just wanting to get his heart rate up. Well, at least until we get the Fitbit that you gave him working on the charter at home. I forgot it once it's working. I I am interested in seeing how it goes. But I wanna get my kicks now before we know how much we're putting Scott's health and start lactate and transport. Earlier this week, we talked about this democratic Senator Meijia Rono said the reason why they struggle Democrats struggle in middle America so much is because Democrats are too smart. Remember that they are there. Brian logically the rest of the country is too dumb to understanding. Of course, we anybody who doesn't vote democrat in her world is just because well, we're not talking down to them enough. We're using our brains more than our hearts, that's what she said. And you think that was a misstep? But apparently, this is the democratic platform now because the head of the DNC Tom Perez was at an event this week put on a group called are put on by a group called demand Justice his problem. He says or the Democrats problem lies in Fox News, and the churches church's what the all these people listening to preachers instead of us. Oh my gosh. The context here all set it up. He was wondering why Democrats aren't penetrating enough. Okay..
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"F E P blue dot for today. After days of protests. French president Emmanuel Macron is trying to diffuse the issue over rising fuel taxes by explaining his plans to win the country of fossil fuels and promising to shift out of cheap nuclear energy, more slowly mccraw, also insisted he will show no weakness towards those who use the protests to damage businesses and clashed with police, including in the heart of Paris on the famous, Sean Salih avenue, France, which depends on nuclear energy more than any other country will slow it's movement off nuclear power which could help reduce the surge in energy the European Union's. Highest court is now considering whether Britain can change its mind about leaving the U as British Prime Minister Theresa may battles criticism from both UK politicians and US President Donald Trump. The original e- you treaty is scandal. Details when it comes to dealing with departing members. Because it was expected that no nation would want to leave the block. But a group of Scottish legislatures wants to know whether the UK can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own. The case comes amid increasing pressure from Brexit opponents for a second referendum on the decision to leave. The court decision is expected to take several weeks but could be dragged out into the new year. Close to Britain's departure date at the end of March and Australian courts approved the media merger between television network nine entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax media and has dismissed a last ditch challenge after Fairfax shareholders voted for the merger major shareholder. Anthony Catalano argued in court that the Fairfax shareholders had not been allowed to consider his proposal to acquire nineteen point nine percent of the company's shares which would have ended the deal the trillion media giant will now be known only as nine it'll begin. And trading on the Australian share market and December tenth. Mississippi off, I'm McGuire with an AP news minute voters votes are being counted. In the Mississippi Senate runoff election, Republican Cindy, Hyde Smith appointed to fill part of the term of retired Senator Thad Cochran facing democrat, Mike Espy, former congressman and former agriculture secretary in the Clinton administration. The winner will serve the final two years of Cochran's term White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, says she's unaware of any conversations about a potential pardon for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort aware of any conversations for anyone's pardon involving special counsel. Robert Muller's office says Manafort broke his plea deal by repeatedly lying to investigators. Stevie Wonder will hold a benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires are MB legend says the twenty second annual house full of toys benefit concert on December ninth in Los Angeles will be for the victims firefighters and first responders. I'm Tim acquire. More news right after this. Drives me crazy excuse me. I must printer and from prince charming new iphone ten hour with an amazing liquid retina display. This is amazing. Mind.
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"Find out FTP blue focus is right for you. Visit asked blue dot F E P blue dot board today. america. We're glad you're with us. Welcome to the Dave Ramsey show. We're talking with Louise and Atlanta and lost his job now in training for three months to be a restaurant manager. It'd be making about thirty five thousand when he finishes the training. Making making under twenty or you with me Louis. Louis. Okay. Cool, and she's making a little under twenty going back to work and they're getting behind on the credit card bills is that a fair summary. What you told me so far? That sounds okay. Is there anything you can do to add income while you're in training? Are you working nights? No, I am not working nights. But you know. Call me. So I can get some service calls here. And there to, you know, get some money coming in service calls service calls for who. I guess I do plumbing plumbing. You said, okay. Okay. Yeah. If you can get some of that and add another thousand dollars a month while you're in training and work your tail end off, you know, but make up for the shortfall while you're in training, at least until you get your income up a little bit, and you got forty thousand dollars in credit card debt. Exactly. Oh on your. On our car. We all little of five thousand dollars. Okay. Right. Cool, and how much is your rent or your house payment? Brent is eight hundred dollars. Okay. Good. Yeah. Your biggest issue is on the short term. You've just gotta shortage of cash long-term you're going to get back up and be moving again. It sounds like. But if you can take service calls and get some extra cash coming in thousand dollars a month changes Urals situation dramatically, doesn't it? Exactly. Exactly. So basically right now, we only have left to pay credit cards. It's seven hundred dollars. But that's not enough for, you know, the credit cards that we have which credit card should we start paying off or me and my wash plan head, okay? With those seven hundred dollars that we have left we pay off one credit card say one credit card five hundred dollars. Can we do that? Do you do anything the more of them that you don't pay a monthly like you're supposed to the more damage? You're going to do to your credit in the process. So your first goal is to you're not very far behind with your first goals to get current and stay current. And so if you seven hundred dollars is all you've got now, but if you had a thousand two it's your current. Yeah. Thousand dollars worth of service calls doing plumbing. So what I'm talking about? And so all of a sudden now your current. So this is an income equate incomes out of the equation as much as it is anything for now. Now, when you get your income up, you know, after you, finish your training, and all I think you should be able to balance your budget. But you're right. The first thing you buys food. The second thing he buys lights and water. The third thing you do is you pay the landlord the fourth thing, you just keep transportation rolling, and, you know, GATT car gas car payment that kind of thing, and then and only then to address credit cards, and what I would do there is address the smallest one of the largest payment until you get all the payments paid and current then I would begin to pay off the debts working them smallest balance two largest balance. But right now, you know, all your little ones being pay the monthly payment on all the little ones. Okay. And then you add the plumbing calls coach, you can pay the monthly payment on everything. And then the will just keep everything current because I want to do as little damage to your credit as possible because you're paying your bills on time. You do to you wanna pay what you say you. Oh. You know, that's the proper way to do it. Now, if you can't then you can't and you just get behind on the big ones is what you do. Let the big ones Ron if something has to get behind. But I think if you add some income to this equation and start doing a detailed written budget. And you prioritize the money very carefully on paper on purpose. Then you can move forward. I would tell you to go to everydollar dot com and download the everydollar budgeting app. It's free to use free for your iphone or your Android or your desktop, and you can lay out your budget with your wife, and the two of you go over where every dollar is going to go before the month begins. That's why we call the thing. Every dollar every everydollar needs a mission. Everydollar needs an assignment every dollar needs a game plan. Ready? Fire aim not ready. Aim fire. Now ready? Aim fire. I'm kidding with you. So. Most people do ready fire aim, right? And it's not what you wanna do. You wanna do ready? Aim fire. You wanna have it laid out very very carefully very intentionally and hold on. I'm gonna send you a copy the total money makeover book to to help you with the process Jacobson, cedar falls, Iowa. Hi jacob. How're you? Good holidays to you and your staff merry Christmas. How can I help? So this Friday, I'm going to be able to pay off the last of my. Yeah. I'm very excited. My mom is retired was in a position to retire. The way that she should those you still works. Couple of days a week just to get an house paid off. I'm wondering if it's okay for me to help her hammer out the remaining mortgage, which is about twenty four thousand dollars before. I take care of my own. Are you married? No. Okay. What's your mom's income? I think your social security is probably eight hundred a month. And then she works enough to make about another four hundred a month, which is pretty much. Under house payment is and then she has. Hundred. I see okay. And what is your income? Well, my base salary is what your income income about sixty two thousand a year. Okay. And what are you own your property? One hundred thousand houses curly in the market all gone before spring. And you're gonna live where. I actually just relocated for work. So I have an apartment out of town, which I pay four fifty a month at. Okay. And what what we were getting equity out of your home when his shells. I'm going to have about twelve thousand dollars equity if it's all the way that are you planning on buying again in the other market eventually. I'm gonna I'm gonna wait until I can afford at least I really want to wait till I can pay cash or something. Dial by plans, just keep fronting. Okay. All right. So here's our plan. Then you finish up your stuff on Friday, you build your emergency fund of three to six months of expenses. And then pay off your mom's mortgage. In that order, and the twelve thousand dollars comes to us going to make one of those happening even faster if you've already got your emergency fund, and you're paying extra mortgage that twelve thousand could finish it off. But if your house sells tomorrow, it's going to be part of your emergency fund. Probably right. Correct. So your -mergency funds. I and then mom's mortgage, and then you can start saving towards you're paying cash for a house and start your baby step four retirement savings. But the good news is the only the only caveat. I've got for this. I think we can safely say your mom's not very good with money. Because she saved none and are working lifetime. And so if you need to make sure that she's doesn't get herself back into a whole again that you're not enabling by paying this off. You're not giving a drunk a drink. Then maybe she needs to go to financial peace university and manage that little bit of money that she has very very carefully. So she doesn't create a bigger mess later. In other words, I want this mortgage to stay paid off. I don't want you to just pay it off. And then her slip back into her old ways. So to speak and have a problem again. You don't wanna do that? But. To the extent that you're comfortable that she's not gonna remortgage or get it. I get into a mess again or get into a bigger mass or something like that. Then. Yes, I would I would pay it off almost immediately. So, hey, thanks for the call. We appreciate you. Joining us. Open phones at triple eight.
"blue dots" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Blue dot MVP blue dot four today. Time now for our news. If you have any thanksgiving traditions, we're really traditions. We also want to talk about any of the things that maybe stress you out. And you know, maybe it sounds bad that I'm working you up now. But I think better to get out of the way to knowledge it to address it and go. Oh, yeah. I do get kind of worked up. I do feel my stomach acid start to turn so three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred if you have any questions or concerns about thanksgiving coming up it is next week. It's coming much faster than it feels just like last year like thanksgiving. So late this year. That's why it's so early this year last year is probably on the twenty nine th that's how it works every seven years. Give me a little bit weird. So three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred tell us what your thanksgiving is looking like, what do you love about thanksgiving? And what are you worried about for thanksgiving? Your news is sponsored by penny mustard furnishings. Here's Eric wrong in off duty Chicago police officer. He's in critical condition tonight following a fire in his north west side, home the fire broke out about four this afternoon. The officer and his dog were able to escape and he was taken to Lutheran general he was later transferred to lie Ola where he is being treated for smoke. Inhalation? No word yet on what started the fire. Some members of a Wisconsin community are rallying to give a message of love and response to a photo that appears to show several high school students flashing a Nazi salute members of the Baraboo young professionals group in a were interested in people are asking people to come to the county courthouse Monday afternoon to stop out the negative attention to their town and shadow it with love the invitation asked people.
"blue dots" Discussed on KGO 810
"Blue dot board today. The Armstrong and Getty show. In Oregon is making headlines this week for electing a mayor who is just eighteen years old. Yeah. In a three way race, Ben Simon's one with forty one percent of the votes. Are you impressed now? Lisa. You enjoy problem with that guy. Who definitely isn't the MAC? Maybe it's because I'm from small towns, the whole small town mayor stories are never as amusing. I've lived in small towns for people argue over who has to be mayor, right? And it pays like a dollar. And nobody wants to do it charter says we have to have a mayor. All right. I'll do it again. So you have a cat or an eighteen year old or whatever, right? And they just signed the forms once a year to which kind of gets back to our other conversation about the split in attitudes about government between rural and big cities. Because you don't wanna make you don't even want. You even want to know there is a city council or ever bump up against them. Right. Right. Uh-huh. Probably not heading for this sort of moment. But I wish we would some sort of men are from Venus women are from Mars realization that oh you have somewhat different needs than me. It's not because you're a Nazi. And it's not because you're a communist, it's that you have different needs from the government. Can you imagine if we ever got to that point? I don't have any traffic or homeless people. So I don't have any need for these things end. I improvise every single day to feed my family. I can't fill out a form every time. I change. What I do. We will starve you would think people could calmly approach each other and reach an understanding. But apparently, it's impossible. So I give up now. The California's Medicaid program made at least four billion dollars in questionable payments to health insurance and medical providers over four year period. It's probably more than that almost half a million people who are ineligible for public benefits got him. It's fairly typical. And we got this tail that is horrified. I'm gonna leave the name out. This fella's circumstances are probably some different from yours. But imagine if you got to treat kids, you're working all the time, you're busy, and you're not particularly adept at paperwork and legalities. This fellow says, I started my own law practice. I was on Cobra after leaving a job at a big company when my Cobra ended at the end of may this year, I want to shop for my own insurance. I started with the covered California site because I understood that's where he's starting to shop for your own policy in the application process. I entered into the computer my income level knowing that I wouldn't qualify for any breaks. You have to enter your social security and other data, of course, on covered California family the plan. I wanted a Blue Shield PPO for about eleven hundred and fifty bucks a month. Is that for just him? I'm not sure it doesn't matter. When I went to sign up for this covered, California said they couldn't verify my citizenship, and I needed to send proof of citizenship. I never other than a US citizen. So I sent a scan of my passport, which they said woodwork. It did not I got an Email message back telling me all those other hoops, I had to jump through because they couldn't verify my citizenship with my passport which was newly issued about two years ago. Kind of all the things I've never had to do. It's verify might citizenship with anything I've ever done sneak across the border and apply for refugee status. That's my advice. My Cobra was ending days. I didn't wanna lapse. Although I think you're actually allowed to lapse of ninety days, but I did not know that at the time. So rather than jump through? All those hoops, I just stopped communicating with them. I went straight to Blue Shield and lo and behold, I could buy their PPO there at the same price. I never went back to covered California interesting. Here's the good part. As far as I know covered, California. Still doesn't think I am a citizen a monthly. Later. I get a package in the mail from LA county. California's signed me up for medical based on my income level of zero is verified with the IRS and the F TB. So somehow they got the idea he has zero income because they want more people on that. Zero to cover your bills at the end of the month. Oh, yeah. Seriously. I now have a medical card then that starts the flood of other paperwork like applications for Cal fresh. I ignored it that's food stamps in California. I ignored it. And then I started getting hounded by mail threatened that if I didn't choose a doctor they would choose one for me, which they have now done they sent me to huge books the size of old fashioned phone books, which included all the doctors. I the applications for food stamps and all the other county forms, I make seven hundred thousand dollars a year or so, and I have a freaking medical card in. They're demanding. I sign up for the other programs. I sorta figured the trying to explain an undo this would trigger some sort of whoop. Ass living L that I don't have time for amazing love you guys. That's Al-Anon Mus. That's something attorney at law. Al, thanks for a great note. That's something. That's because they want as many people as possible. So then if there's any talk about cuts, you can say, we've got this many million people that will die even though a bunch of people trying to sign up as many people as you can on a daily basis that don't need it. And you will always vote that way. Once you get the hook you. Because in listen, this is not. A discussion of the legitimately poor the mentally or physically infirm, those who cannot feed themselves. But it's it's a oh my God. It's such a well trodden principle in politics. The book the high price of good intentions high-cost. Good intentions by our friend, John. I'm terrible at authors names. It's a great book. But if you have somebody who's making X dollars a year, and they have a certain lifestyle, and then you begin giving them enough to cover their groceries fifty percent of their groceries. Now, this is these are people who are doing fine. They were surviving. They're they're getting bills paid they were feeding their kids, etc. But if you then cover the cost of fifty percent of their groceries. What does everybody do immediately? They use the money you freed up for something else. In the come to expect that money money is fungible. That's a good point. Some people will save it to some extent. And I salute them you need to save your money. But. If then a couple of years later, it becomes clear that that is completely unsupportable. It's a boondoggle. It's it's redundant. It's wasteful. You. Can't figure out who deserves it or there's just no money in the budget that family that was fine before we'll scream sincerely and with real pain that they cannot afford their groceries. Now, if you do that because they've dedicated that money to something else, and they've come to believe that they're entitled to that money. Hence, the, you know. The the Termine title moment. So that's the way politics works. Once again, read, the dictator's handbook, it is an absolutely fabulous description of how politics actually works never mind. The soaring freaking stupid phony rhetoric is this a health issue people. That's how it works. There you go don't bother the work to read the book. Now, you're by people coffee tea, breast milk. You might hear that on your next flight? Joe? Yes. Please of the tea a flight attendant went above and beyond to help a mom ran out a formula for infants Tuesday. During a domestic airlines flight twenty four year old flight attendant and first time mom offered to breastfeed the strangers. Maybe she's breastfeeding. So she's got the milk one. Well, and I'm assuming her her kid isn't with her. So she's probably thinking God. I need a pump sooner or later opportunity meeting need. I heard an infant's cry cry that will make you want to do anything to help said the flight attendant, actually got the more Amami hormones afloat when I approached a mother and asked everything was okay, I tried to tell her Lewa eyed. She told me. That she ran out of formula. I felt a pinch on my heart. She said, then probably a bite on her nipple. There's no formula milk on Gumbo. She on there. She is there's a picture of her with her. Offending part blurt out. She sat down in the nice set down right next door. Meanwhile, I'm in the next row have been waiting twenty minutes for gin and tonic. I realize the kids hungry, but I wanna forget my problems. Hurry up. It's a nice story. I think somebody will Brian to being suitor. Offended by the Buber. Movin question. My god. Oh, brother, one of my favorite talk radio topics is the whole breastfeeding in public thing do that on Saturdays on our classic talk radio show where we talk about classic talk radio topics. Exactly gun rights public breastfeeding abortion naturally everyday. We devote an hour to abortion Clinton impeachment once a month. Hey, this is a very serious topic. How much a minute. Very serious. But I want to work it in. I want a study done not by an activist by somebody a serious scientists law enforcement somebody what psychoactive drugs were mass shooters on or.
"blue dots" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"P blue dot four today. Democrats romaine critical of President Trump ousting attorney general Jeff Sessions and putting in place sessions chief of staff Matt Whitaker, the top Democrats in the House Judiciary intelligence and oversight committee sent letters to senior administration officials demanding the preservation of documents and material relevant to the work of the special counsel, and the firing of attorney general Jeff Sessions in those letters sent to the acting attorney general White House counsel, FBI director and others. The Democrats say the preservation of records is essential since congress is conducting parallel investigations, the letters. Also, say committee will be investigating the departure of sessions on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, Fox News. Another loss in court for the White House. A federal appeals court has upheld. Another ruling that blocks the president from ending the DACA program that protect some immigrants who were brought to the US illegally while they worked. Children. And this does set up a potential fight now to the supreme court alkyl Sam wants you. If you're young and able and willing to join the army, and these days recruiters are increasingly reaching out to new places to find soldiers securing America secretary of the army marquess for told the American Enterprise Institute that today's military has to meet recruits where they're at on cell phones and tablets for recruiting. Command is going online where we are. We are recruiting through e games if you will that finding rookie soldiers is harder than ever partly due to the booming economy, only twenty nine percent of the American youth have are qualified to serve for any number of reasons, but are qualified to serve and if you look at that number a little bit more broadly, if you conclude the propensity to serve it's less than four percent. The army would like to grow to at least five hundred thousand soldiers in the coming years in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, Wall Street, stock futures are falling markets down overseas. The day after the Dow's slight eleven point gain. The NASDAQ dropped.
"blue dots" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Asked blue dot FTP blue dot board today. Meyer fully place snacks. Ladies had snacks. Did you have snacks? Three didn't vote Colleen in the south hills. Go ahead. Hi marty. Glad to have you back. Thank you. Yes listening. I'm wondering thinking about it. I'm a former Catholic because of all the hoopla, but I still have very strong roots in my Christian faith. Yes, sir. You know, of course, Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior, and it would be so easy. If people would realize what the laws of God are if we look at the command myself, not murder. That would be also in the world because the more a child in the womb is a child and Christians of all different denominations there. Many denominations of book at that. Even our politicians that are running it would be so much easier. Because when he followed the word of God, everything works. So not to interrupt you. But I am. So you're you're one, by the way, this very common. You're a one platform, right? One idea person. And that is pro-life right. Yes. Okay. I get it. So regardless of what Trump says this happens with delicacies, you support the president because he's pro-life or if he was a democrat and whoever it was. Everett credit life, completely makes complete sense. One issue person. It's very common and a lot of folks that are so adamant about pro-life and on the same way feel the same way. Good for you. And I appreciate your passion and compassion for that. Thank you. Rawson aetna. Good morning. Hey, Marty how you doing about good, buddy? So I better for Trump in the presidential election. I'll just wondering maybe if you could help me out with something. Yeah. So Trump calls himself the nationalist at times. I've heard him say now someone of Jewish descent. That's kind of scary for me. I I hear nationalist. I see Hitler. You know, you see Trump's bravado. He crosses his arms fixes up. You know, I can't help but see black and white footage of Mussalini. He's now. Yeah. But they didn't they didn't have congress. They didn't have us. I mean, you know. Well, I mean, they had they had a parliament in Germany. I mean, he was chancellor. I the president died. He took over that that role no-one said nothing about it. But he doesn't tell the military doesn't control that you've dish show. It's just not going to happen anything. That's just radical thinking. Okay. I'm just I just want you to help me with it. 'cause I hear large like that. Yeah. It's scary to me. And it's scary to anybody with some intelligence says a lot of dramatic things that you kind of have to think about because they are scared. Yeah. Yeah. Thanks for helping me Marty. Right. Trump is not your typical politician, and he will continue to do what he does. Because he's had great success. He's not changing he hopes you will we're going to see though. Morgan. Go ahead. Hi marty. How are you? Good. Very happy to hear you again on the radio. Thank you. Still Marty I had to read I'm a registered Republican, and I have been since the age of eighteen sure and I didn't vote for Trump. You did today. I did it be election today. There were two main reasons that I ended up picking all democratic candidates. The first being that half of my family is Jewish and in the wake of the tree of life shooting. My uncle. Of course is very upset. And really feels that Trump is creating an environment for antisemitic and white nationalist, more comfortable. I don't know if I see it that clearly, but if there is one iota of truth to that matters to me, and that is something for me to consider and yesterday, I actually heard on Katie case about a website called I voters that you would typing your street address, and it would produce your ballot. So you could contrast and compare the candidates which I really need especially for midterms. I need like a cheat sheet. So I went on and I read about each candidate by list right here in front of me with all Democrats. Oh, that's what I did. So you voted all democrat. Yes, it minus. We had one little guy Aaron Bernstein. There was a libertarian who with opposing him that I didn't even see listed last night. I believe he was a Republican. I voted for him. Was there any was there any Trump effect in your thinking? I mean, I feel that the Trump effect with based on what my uncle my Jewish uncle feels about him. I mean that definitely swayed. My vote today minus when I went on last night or not minus but in accordance to me going on I voters last night. And have you ever had have you ever in your life since you've been Republican since you were eighteen have you ever in your life had seen a president like this with this much sway even in a midterm where he's not even on the ballot yet says he should be I have not. But it is what I enjoy most right now, I feel like he's getting everybody involved. That's important is fascinating to watch. I I've never seen anything like it. And I'm going to a guy. I I love your phone call. I love how call me, and I love the fact to your research Lennon, Brighton heights. Good morning. Oh, mardi gras. I'm glad to have you back, and I hope he road to recovery. Thank you. You know about giving Trump credit for getting to supreme court justices. Just because it's shocked. I won't see that as a cause to give him credit. I mean, he has Republican controlled Senate and some say that one of those two seats for stolen. Got it done though. What does that mean? It's just like a slam dunk. No of of a basketball. You're saying what's your point cheating Trump? I I get it is that your point that you don't like him. Well, no, I was just making the point that he doesn't deserve any special credit for these two picks. But the guy the guy could cure cancer, and you wouldn't give him credit. Oh, definitely give him credit if he cured cancer. No. You wouldn't you'd say. Did it? You give you give. Do you give you give him credit for the economy? I I give him credit for where he legitimately deserves credit Jim credit for one thing. Just give me one thing. I said, theoretically speaking or you know, I would give him credit if he cure cancel that's silly. That's silly Ellis cannons next, folks..
"blue dots" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Charlottesville is a blue dot in a sea of red. This is a liberal town in a conservative part of the country in a conservative part of the state of Judea. And so for that reason, you have a statue of Robert E Lee just five hundred meters in front of me that was supposed to be gone by now because in the heated aftermath of what happened a year ago, of course, it was decided that statue was going to be removed, but not so easy. When you start hearing from other voices, especially around the state of Virginia, there's a long list, Brian of prohibited items that you're not going to be able to bring into this area hair spray bottles, but you can bring guns. People are open carrying tonight in downtown Charlottesville. They're making that point that it is their second amendment. Right to carry weapons, but a lot of people are questioning the police and why it is that that's allowed to happen at the state assembly line. All of that is to paint a picture that Charlottesville is a microcosm of America and all of the issues that this town is going through that it has not healed from is what America's talking about. As we stood outside Brian today. In this area, a number of people asked us to leave. They said the media is not helping. We don't like the media. They're not allowing this tone to heal and it's a town that just has not healed. So answer the question that you started with. I think the police have done a great job in sending that message that they understand. They did not handle the situation. Well, a year ago, the mayor is gone. The police chief is gone, and so they are letting people knew if you wanna to, you're going to do in Washington DC hopefully not here in Charlottesville, Brian. Thank you for that report on that. So mation from Charlottesville, Virginia, Cal period on the scene for us tonight and with us to talk about all of it and where we've been and where we're headed, Clarence page veteran journalist and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. And Jon Meacham is with us Pulitzer prize winning author and historian. Importantly, his latest book is called the soul of America. The.
"blue dots" Discussed on The Science Show
"In the center that blue dot is travis county which contains the city of ostend in the university of texas at austin i've heard people in other parts of texas refer to us as the people's republic of travis county and what about the license plates well we had a big argument about license plates they now just say the lonestar state which is something we can all agree on but there are a bumper stickers where you have more variety and the most common bumper sticker in ostend is keep austin weird austin i think is the only place on the surface of the earth where we regularly celebrate yours birthday i asked you know if your listeners know who e or every children's book she has he's a character and winnie the pooh it's a charming place a lot of our friends are writers and filmmakers who don't have to live in austin they not at the university of texas but they like it here and so they've settled here steven bag professor of physics have he knows if texas in fan of your one of my role models preface weinberg returns next week to celebrate fifty years of his famous paper and another steven at the trip last meeting was steven finkelstein who's been working on the gigantic james webb telescope seemed to replace the hubble oh meant it really it has been tested in texas and part of one of the instruments was built in texas yes am was moved recently the tells ob as there was just blown to near los angeles north of grohmann whereas the telescope part the mere part as going to be put together with the actual spacecraft part how big it to look at a good comparison is a tennis court so when they're telescope has its fourth sunshield deployed it's about the size of a tennis court damir itself as six and a half meters diameter and where did the eight billion dolalrs go in building it much of it went to paying people because people powers why.