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Florida: The swingiest swing state in the U.S. election
"I want to talk a bit about how we got here and why at least since the the famous near Tie of two thousand does just seem to be Florida or at least partially about Florida. Michael ask, you first win and why did floor to become the key battleground? Republican hasn't won the White House without Florida forever. So that's part of the reason that it's become. So you know everybody desperately wants it and it just seems to be the self-balancing State where it's about twenty percent immigrants. But you know the last the last fifty, million votes that have been cast for presidential candidates in. Florida. Republicans. Democrats, are separated by about twenty thousand and we've had just about every election. Every statewide election seems to come down to one percent and just seems like every time another white person. Republican moves down here from the Midwest another democratic leaning Immigrants May move into central Florida from the Global South and so it's a really seems to be self-balancing. Beyond those demographics that Monolithic is it a case of elderly white pensioners voting for Republicans, and more recent arrivals from elsewhere trading Democrat or is there some kind of overlap between spillage among those groups? As you can probably imagine it's a little bit more complex in that I think that there's didn't kind of increasing awareness for both Democrats and Republicans that some of the key demographics here you know the American immigrants but you know you have the first generation, the second generation you have the newer arrivals you have the. You have the Cubans you have the Puerto Ricans have the Haitians. There's such a mix of people and cultures and experiences, and when you add to that kind of the New Yorkers that are coming to Florida to retire, and you have all these different politics and ideologies of mixed together I think you really get. Such a representation of both the Conservatives and the liberals in both the US. But also in Latin America and I think that when you look at South Florida, you see a lot of those kind of play. You see you know from Columbia, you see the Conservatives from Columbia and you see the progressives from Columbia. So you have such a makes of. Of just these ideologies that really comes to shine like Michael said in the way that people vote. Michael is the a geographic split within Florida as well because it's the general tendency in the United States and elsewhere that cities tend to be more liberal more vaguely left-wing rural parts of a given state or given country tend to be more conservative. Is that clear cut in that respect in Florida? Well, again I think. Could certainly right that it's always a little more complicated but that's generally true I think you know you saw in two thousand sixteen that Hillary Clinton did even better than expected in a lot of the urban areas She Barack Obama won Florida and Hillary Clinton. Did even better in some of the particularly in south Florida in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and some of the more urbanized area. But Donald Trump there was an absolute revolution of essentially white people in the exurbs coming out and voting for trump in the rural and sort of farther away from the cities you don't want to over stereotype. But it certainly true that the Republican coalition has you know the heart of it is older white people who are very reliable voters and the Democratic Coalition relies on younger urban lots of immigrants, lots of minorities who in the past have not been turned out has not been as High Bianca. Those factors taken into consideration that I guess the Republican Party's and democratic parties in Florida will have an amount obviously in common with the National Party and parties elsewhere is there still a distinctive political culture within Florida like basically what I'm asking are Florida Republicans different from other Republicans, into Florida Democrats different from other States Democrats. I think when it gets down to it when you're thinking of. Our Florida Latinos for example, are they always kind of leaning Democrat or you know Florida South Florida Latinos are they always leaning Republican as people kind of think a lot of the time because of the cuban-american population I think that a lot of that is is changing. So at whether whether or not, you're going to see more cuban-americans still voting. Republican. In the way that they usually do a lot of that is kind of breaking and and being undone because of the younger generation, you know really having more of an experience in the. US and seeing the way that their families grew up in thinking about healthcare and climate change as more of priorities to them. So you know I would say that the main difference if there was one is here you can see a lot of distinctive kind of you see mixed political ideologies in families. So I've met even candidates who are you know Democrats were running now for public office in Florida and their families are different completely different ideology from them. So I think that that's what's interesting right and what makes Florida you know such. Unique and fascinating state is that it's changing all the time and it's changing not just because of the of the new kind of waves of immigrants that are coming in but also the new generations that are really having a different kind of awareness than the one their parents did. We'll talk more in the second half of the program about how Florida may have changed in the last four years and what it might be like in this election. But Michael just before we do that I don't like to tempt fate too much by talking about what happened in two thousand when basically an entire parallel history of the twentieth century got chalked off by a margin of a few hundred votes in Florida but. Still. Talk about that election much in Florida and Walton immense sliding doors moment that was not just for the United States. But as it turned out for the entire world, you know I think that's a great way. Great way of putting it because it certainly was I mean you know you wouldn't have an Iraq war if it wasn't for five hundred, thirty, seven votes the other way. And I think it's just a great example of. Of. You know the way these these elections and Florida are always one on the margins. Sort of every community matters again at the margins these things make a huge difference. I think. You know Republicans have been much better organized since two thousand and you saw in two thousand with that Brooks brothers riot But but everyone knows it's going to be close and and that really is a place where every vote counts.
Florida: The swingiest swing state in the U.S. election
"Want to talk a bit about how we got here and why at least since the the famous near Tie of two thousand does just seem to be Florida or at least partially about Florida Michael Ask, you first win and why did floor to become the key battleground Republican hasn't won the White House without Florida forever. So that's part of the reason that it's become. So you know everybody desperately wants it and it just seems to be the self-balancing State where it's about twenty percent immigrants. But you know the last the last fifty, million votes that have been cast for presidential candidates in Florida Republicans, Democrats are separated by about twenty thousand and we've had just about every election. Every statewide election seems to come down to one percent and just seems like every time another white person Republican moves down here from the Midwest. Another democratic leaning immigrants may move into central Florida from the global south, and so it's a really seems to be self-balancing. Beyond those demographics that Monolithic is it a case of elderly white pensioners voting for Republicans and more recent arrivals from elsewhere trading Democrat or is there some kind of overlap between spillage among those groups? As you can probably imagine it's a little bit more complex in that I think that there's didn't kind of increasing awareness for both Democrats and Republicans that some of the key demographics here you know the American immigrants but you know you have the first generation, the second generation, you have the newer arrivals you have the. You have the Cubans you have the Puerto Ricans, have the Haitians. There's such a mix of people and cultures and experiences, and when you add to that kind of the new. Yorkers. That are coming to Florida to retire and you have all these different politics and ideologies kind of mixed together. I. Think you really get. Such a representation of both the Conservatives and the liberals in both the US. But also in Latin America and I think that when you look at South Florida, you see a lot of those kind of play. You see you know from Columbia from Columbia and you see the progressives from Columbia. So you have such a makes of. Of just these ideologies that really comes to shine like Michael said in the way that people vote. Michael is the a geographic split within Florida as well because it's the general tendency in the United, states and elsewhere that cities tend to be more liberal more vaguely left-wing rural parts of a given state or given country tend to be more conservative. Is that clear? Cut In that respect in Florida? Well, again I think. Could certainly right that it's always a little more complicated but that's generally true I think you know you saw in two thousand sixteen that Hillary Clinton did even better than expected in a lot of the urban areas she. Barack. Obama won Florida and Hillary Clinton did even better in some of the particularly in south Florida in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and West, Palm Beach and some of the more urbanized area. But Donald Trump, there was an absolute revolution of essentially white people in the exurbs coming out and voting for trump in the rural and sort of farther away from the cities you don't want to over stereotype. But it certainly true that the Republican coalition has you know the heart of it is older white people who are very reliable voters and the Democratic Coalition relies on younger urban lots of immigrants, lots of minorities who in the past have not been turned out has not been as High Bianca. Those factors taken into consideration that I guess the Republican Party's and democratic parties in Florida will have an amount obviously in common with the National Party and parties elsewhere. Is there still a distinctive political culture within Florida like basically what I'm asking are Florida Republicans different from other Republicans into Florida Democrats different from other States Democrats? I think when it gets down to it when you're thinking of. Our Florida Latinos for example, are they always kind of leaning? Democrat. Or you know Florida South Florida Latinos are they always leaning Republican as people kind of think a lot of the time because of the cuban-american population I think that a lot of that is changing so at whether whether or not, you're going to see more cuban-americans still voting Republican in the way that they usually do a lot of that is kind of breaking and and being undone because of the younger generation you know really having more of an experience in the US. and seeing the way that their families grew up in thinking about healthcare and climate change as more of priorities to them. So you know I would say that the main difference if there was one is here you can see a lot of distinctive kind of you see mixed political ideologies in families. So I've met even candidates who are you know? Democrats were running now for public office in Florida and their families are different completely different ideology from them. So i. think that that's what's interesting. Right and what makes Florida you know such. Unique and fascinating state is that it's changing all the time and it's changing not just because of the of the new kind of waves of immigrants that are coming in. But also the new generations that are really having a different kind of awareness than the one their parents did. We'll talk more in the second half of the program about how Florida may have changed in the last four years and what it might be like in this election. But Michael just before we do that I, don't like to tempt fate too much by talking about what happened in two thousand when basically an entire parallel history of the twentieth century got chopped off by a margin of a few hundred votes in Florida but. People still talk about that election much in Florida and Walton immense sliding doors moment that was not just for the United States but as it turned out for the entire world, you know, I think that's a great way. Great way of putting it because it certainly was i. mean you know you wouldn't have an Iraq war if it wasn't for five hundred, thirty, seven votes the other way. And I think it's just a great example of. Of you know the way, these these elections and Florida are always one on the margins. Sort of every community matters again at the margins, these things make a huge difference I think. You know Republicans have been much better organized since two thousand and you saw in two thousand with that Brooks brothers riot But but everyone knows it's going to be close and and that really is a place where every vote counts.
Ralph Lauren Moves Ahead With Layoffs
"The pandemic forces big layoffs at an upscale fashion for Ralph Lauren, which like other retailers had to shutter stores during the Corona virus pandemic says it will let go 15% of its global workforce is part of a broader reorganization. That amounts to more than 3600 workers. Ralph Lauren reported a combined $183 million in income losses and its two most recent earning statements, but it has thus far been able to avoid more drastic cost cutting measures. Even his competitors like Brooks Brothers, J crew and True Religion, have had to file for bankruptcy. That Piper CBS News
"brooks brothers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Names that plunged we had apple down today by 6.7% recapping Equities Lower with the S and P down 95 a drop of 2.8%. I'm Charlie Palace. That is a Bloomberg business flash. You know, I don't think I've ever seen Charlie in anything but a suit trunks. Have you ever worn? I think I've only seen you in suits. That is correct. You know why this One of the things that I really hate about working from home. I'm sitting here in shorts on a ratty shirt that I save for weekends. You know, I like wearing a shirt to the office. And it is so depressing. I was walking around Manhattan this weekend safely. Yes, social distancing with a mask. But the number of retailers in general the number of men's retailers in specific Brooks Brothers closing branches in the neighborhood. I mean, and I like Brooks Brothers suits. What can I tell you? I know I know. Well, I do like Lulu Lemon. I have to say I own some Lulu and Madame Doyle is joining a senior U. S. Retail analysts for Bloomberg intelligence to help us make sense of this report. So Putnam Beat on the top line A beat on the bottom line. Investors trained the stock down a bit in the aftermarket. What did you see? What do we take away from this report from Lulu? All right. I mean, the report overall was actually very get across all funds. You know, the digital sales increase of 157% in local currency was impressive. Given that it came despite store's reopening in the quarter 97% of their store there now open outside of that, you know, the girls must have on Ly fell 80 basis points. So we think, you know overall, the report was very good both on revenue and market. I think investors air baby just thinking, you know, where do we go from here, right, so the Lululemon stock as well as its results have really done. They outpaced most of the retail that I cover, if not even all of it, So I think it's just a question of where can they go from here? How big can this company getting to keep growing at the rate of of their ground Well, and I guess when you've got a CEO who comes out and says, Listen, we're cautiously optimistic about the second half of the year, not necessarily putting any numbers to it. But Cautious, right like it's as an investor you like. Well, wait. What does that mean? That you could go against a couple different places put him It doesn't only can but you know that's something that I would actually want to hear, because you don't want them to plan but business or the digital business. Even let's say up 100% or at the store. Business up 5% at 10% are 15%. Because In the event. If it doesn't work out to be the way that, you know, they planned it to be and they were aggressive and they're planning it would create an inventory bottleneck. And that's something and retail that you never want to see. You always want to see retailers and conservatively about chase business. Right little I might be able to do so I wouldn't be too, you know, Okay. I was going into much of that. I think a good strategy. Longer term strategy they bought mirror, which is very interesting to sort of see them get into that business, Getting a little more experiential trying to, I guess, sort of deep in the relationship. You come up with a new product line. Where else does this business go? Or is it an expanding market? Are there Mohr sort of candidly like Jason's and Carol's out there who are going to continue to, you know, work from home and sort of Get into this athletes orbit or where's the real growth here? Yes, If you think about Lulu Lemon. It's a $4 billion on the top line, right? So let's just put that in perspective for a moment. $4 billion.90 closer to $40 billion So where's the opportunity in a lot of people ask that question and really, they're still small. They're very small, but they have the potential to grow. And it's not just a cross yoga there, which is where the bulk of their business is today in terms of us at leisure. They've highlighted opportunities both in men's, which is a big business for growth for that, as well as internationally digitally. We're getting there and then also an area that we don't talk about. Much is their personal care space, which is a big opportunity for them that they on Lee just tap their feet into. That's right. There are 45 almost $46 billion market cap, though company With four billion in revenues. Does that seem right to you? You know, I think that's a question. I know it's the potential Kansas for Billy Beller Company grow to be an eight or $10 billion company over the next decade or two. And I think you don't want to start to put that in perspective. You'll have Tio Line up the numbers. But where there's growth is where people should be investing. Because in retail, quite frankly, especially us, retail, you're not going to see the level of growth that you've seen it. Rule limit in many places, right? All right. Put him. Doyle. Thank you so much. Senior U. S. Retail analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. Joining us on the phone to talk Lulu Carol. I will say to you know, you and I talk about it like this is a brand with a very clear identity. Totally. You know exactly what you're going to get. If you walk into a store, you know what you're going to get, Probably when you go online, and I know they're moving into the self care. I was just kind of looking on the website. I haven't really Kind of played around with that with them yet, but I feel like it's a very clear you know what you're getting, and I think those I tend to believe that those were the retailers that do well, yeah, I also tend to think And I know enough about this to be dangerous. I mean, the men's line I think has sort of stopped and started pandemic, I think has not been bad for them in that regard in the sense that you do have men thing. All right, well, If I'm living sort of a hybrid life between the office and home in the home office, you know, maybe there's something there for me. All right, Ed Baxter, he's out in San.
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Like you panicked might have lost the film guy. He came up and he had a picture of Ted Alexandro because he works on Tau Sandra Show And then he forgot like trying to promote his ebay store and he ran away. So I guess is he gonNA COME BACK I hope. So I hope so too. What do you guys think about this about my fever dream of what's going to happen on election day my my completely. Always second. Here he is. There we go. That later Matthew, what Matthew? Film Guy. So wait now, we're not gonNA see your picture, where are you? Wait a minute. He's Wow Very. Creative, pro, the limited edition majority report t-shirt inspired by that musical hack. John Benjamin. I don't know if you've words. I've been on a tear lately I I'd dug into Stuart Stevens I also I really lead that Jon Benjamin have it. Yeah, I look forward to similar treatment. You know that's a sign of respect and love when it comes from you. And so now matthew. Do. You want to tell everybody about your experience now that you've become a hostage. San, Mateo Jewish that that beard honestly is Jewish something and was the last time you put on to fill in San the time we should explain this because this is actually one of the season's where where you know people they'll blow the show far the Hasidic community in and around. Brooklyn. Jews worldwide but in Brooklyn in particular. they will if you see you walking and you look like. If they see you walking and see me walking and you look like me they will come up the end of them. They'll ask if Bush or you, and then they'll ask you wanna lay to felon which is A. How would I guess it's a ritual where you bind leather strap and a box on your prayers inside it. Yes. In on your forehead and that comes from the Deuteronomy six, nine in Deuteronomy six nine it is. Is it really? Yes a why did I remember that from Hebrew school who knows? That's pretty unusual binded for a sign upon your head and heart and soul and all that yes, you know it. We got a million going here, Sam. But And then but anyway, it's not in Russia's Shana. They shake the love and they give you that drug and we don't need to go into this. Jabirjabir. Actual Chabad. Matthew how are you? Lose him okay. I'm losing it bro I mean listen I. I'm trying to survive this fucking horrible year. What can I? What can I tell you Kovic Deprivation you know that just the number of people who we care about that. We've lost I mean this is the first time we've spoken since Michael Pathway, and that hit me. So goddamn hard. It was two days after I was on the show You know and people are it seems like the famous and more sort of just in your life or are dropping like flies. So it's that's hard. marks mark marriage girlfriend, the filmmaker Lynn Shelton that was an insane Now, we just lost David Graber. So I mean I'm dealing with the crushing death and loss which brings me to the movie segment today. No I I'm getting but it's it's definitely Part of you know watching movies is to try to keep some sort of sense of grace and some sort of sense of the Journal and something interesting at least even you know from the spectrum of distracting you to helping you heal. So you know I'm tryin a- fall back on. Those coping mechanisms, but meanwhile haven't had a haircut or a beard trimming almost nine months and. And I'm losing it. Bro, you know right no. I I hear you the. there there have been times where I just have. You know obviously I think. For for. For us and for everybody who watches the show the the sense of loss I think is sort of like that narrative certainly. enhanced in May be established because of Michael's death. but you know look around I. See so much I, just A. that. Taints my perspective when I see what my kids are going through during this time and even like. My diabetic cat which was an outdoor cat and like the idea that he can't be outside anymore. and His cat brother like you know these are these are small things but you see them in in the context of of this other greater loss. And it's it is difficult. It is. It's. It's super difficult. I watched the movie the other day that I found actually really inspiring, and then also kirk me like I can't believe. I. Didn't hear about this guy but It's not called. Stockton. It's like Stockton. On my mind or thinking, I can't remember exactly but it's about a mayor. In Stockton California and this guy is. Really. dealing with this sort of like incredible challenges that Stockton has I would encourage people I. Know I'm stepping on your segment a little bit but now please this is this is the world war end and it was it was really inspiring. We should also have that stock mayor on the show but. Now Decide But Yeah I look forward to I look forward to not watching your recommendation. So it's nice well, I appreciate that that I think it's a sign of respect in certain cards that's and And even I just WanNa say even we'd just the actor who was the lead actor in like Panther died that you heard about data. And and literally, the last time that I hung out with. Michael in person was when I made him come with me to see Black Panther and we made them come to the Fancy Buji I pick movie theaters. So that was just like a a like another wave of of return of loss I mean I wasn't like a huge fan of that guy but It's just a every little thing. Comes a little bit more sensitive and especially because we've. been. So isolated in my normal life is a film guy is to be stuck in a room but it just seems like the whole world being shut down heightens that and you know at first it was like a like a spring break. Oh, it's spring break. There's nothing to do. There's nothing to miss and I think right now it's starting to get that edge of just like you know it's starting to feel more like solitary confinement but. You know. The. The most people streams of films and TV I think are. Definitely, a saving grace are you Are you? Are you going out like what are you doing a give me a walk I walk the dog you know like my number one way of getting outside as I walk the dogs they gotta go out for once or twice a day and I do that. And I'm also basically the one in charge of doing most the grocery shopping. You know Mary's been in school. She's off now for for a month but I go to the grocery store I go to the pharmacy, go to you know whatever the the liquor store and that's basically at her school is remote right yes. Yes. Her schools all remote she's going to Laguardia Community..
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"You say you're absolutely right. He's telling his people to go in and vote twice because. The fact that weight it's Republicans who are who are who are messing with the you know the fraud. That's not going to keep anybody from saying the process is corrupted and it doesn't work. They're going to throw out all the mail in ballots. If ten percent of them are duplicate ballots by Republicans, or it's going to take the counting is going to take that much longer. To do or it's going to shutdown balloting, you know. In the locations I mean, there's going to be total mayhem. There's going to be chaos and they're going to have these little stormtroopers to come in and what is the you know the the the the gray haired Z-. GONNA do when all of a sudden there's a bunch proud boys they're banging on the doors go don't count those votes. Those are fraud front you know I, mean this is I. I. Don't know what the answer like I don't even know how Democrats prepare for this because because think about think of the only response that there could be right. So distancing themselves from Antiga, right. But for all intents and purposes there would have to be counterbalanced to to remote the give the appearance that. The majority isn't on one side, and that's something that Republicans are really good at because they're louder because they are willing to go and put themselves on the line, and because the party supports their radicals, the party supports their radicals without their to be what countervailing force from the left. Then it's going to appear that all of the weight of the moment is in the hands of the right wing. Now, if there was a countervailing force, could you imagine what would happen in this country if? The same number of venomous left-wingers showed up to confront the venomous right-wingers. That's the scenario that I have in my head that I that makes me think that somebody like Joe, Biden with capitulate before he gets to that point because at that point I mean it's like who knows what happens after that because I don't really want to verbally game it out from there but I don't know. So unless unless the Democrats are really strategizing around this, I really don't know like I don't know if they're gonNA have an army of lawyers there with security lawyers but. With personal security. I mean. I. I. Like I? Yes. I don't think that the Democrats would say like coordinate with Antifa to. Read and I don't know how they go about doing that. But I don't know how anybody would be able to predict where you need these people right? Right I. Mean I mean you could sort of gas. I, mean. I can sort of guess. where I would wear we're hotspots be I mean a good campaign The strategies would know that like this locale that locale, this county, this county but you know and and I am not I'm not convinced that That Russian. Interference made A. Significant difference in the two thousand sixteen election. But I do think that you can use you know in the reports are now ABC News coming out that the Russian troll farms, etcetera etcetera are pushing the The insecure nature of mail in ballots which suggests to me that. The Lee at the very least there is sort of like a tacit you know. Keep going guys week. That's that's our theme were. That's what we're working on and I think it's obvious to everybody but that's the case but that's reinforces it the this is undoubtedly the strategy because. Trump knows he's not going to get more votes than Joe Biden. There's no way he's going to get more votes than Joe. Biden the question is, is he gonNA? Get. Four million less votes than Joe Biden. Three million ten, million less than Joe, Biden we don't know but he is looking into some very narrow places and he knows that he's going to need something else and this is a guy who. Should be and probably is a be convinced that he's going to go to prison. If he Gets out of office. And and so I? I I'm I'm concerned. and and frankly. This. Is Not one of those scenarios where Democrats need to blankety blank blank I don't know what the answer is to this. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean I'm honestly I think we may be passed the Rubicon on this right because the the answer to this would have been to relentlessly hold him accountable at every stop along the way over the last three and a half years we saw a piecemeal impeachment process that really was just the Kabuki theater and we see now that there's a reticence amongst the top I mean and. They see Pelosi is too damn powerful right to to really sit back and the best that she has served some tweets and so now we're at a point where donald trump really feels like he can get away with the because he's been getting away with it. So I'm really don't I. Don't know what they do at this point but what should have been done is holding them accountable at every stop. So at least he would not have felt free to go on national TV and encourage his supporters to help them invalidate the election. Look, the only thing I can tell people is that if you have the opportunity to vote early. Yeah, in person. obviously, a lot of people feel at risk but if you're going into a hardware store, yeah. You're going certainly if you're going to a restaurant but if you're going into any type of locations with your mask on and you feel comfortable doing that you should feel comfortable going in voting early. You know it's one thing I understand you know. A valid concern to be waiting in line indoors. In November..
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"They had the postal service was talking today in in like they have a task force it says we may not be able to do this with the ballots They're setting it up and Donald Trump's out there saying. Vote by mail and then go in and person in vote and it seems to me they are building. The opportunity the case to invalidate the ballots and here is, here's the scenario that scares the hell out of me. It is November third. They come in at six PM or whatever it is seven PM eight PM maybe into the next morning. Wisconsin Michigan Pennsylvania I dunno Arizona pick the state North Carolina Georgia Florida. Maybe all of them. They trump is maybe in the lead in some of those states with just about it's because of what you've just expressed right that there's going to be more in person voting by trump supporters relatively speaking then biden, supporters right. and. We get a redux. Of the Brooks brothers, riots, Zephyr this time they're wearing Patriot payer prayer hats, or they're proud boys and Like literally. Like what happens if they try and shut down the counting of the ballots? In that moment and Where are the federal police that trump has a mobilize I mean talk about this because this is starting to actually get me becoming more and more real in my mind anyways. Yeah. So that's exactly what how I covered it the the same exact ways yesterday Sam because sometimes we get caught up on his hypocrisy or all he's such a hypocrite or his stupidity all so dumb he just he just encouraged his supporters to break the law no, no, no, no, no no, he just encouraged his supporters. To help him get help give him a justifiable reason to invalidate the election and his supporters are going to do it because they do any I mean hell. Some of them were drinking bleach. So of course, they're gonNA show up to vote twice and so this is a this is a nightmare scenario and then and then you actually put a fine point on it. The fact that the problem is will show up that that all these people will show up and have actually a lot more. Venom than even the Brooks brothers riot, the Brooks brothers, riot and so the thing is, is he has the Supreme Court in his in his back pocket people think that John Roberts is is like a quasi liberal now because he sided on a couple of cases, no forget John. Roberts. Is Solidly Conservative and he has a Department of Justice William Bar saying that I'd already know if it's the well, you know I don't know if it's legal and they said, and then we'll blitzer was. Like You're the attorney general. He's like, oh well, I guess I'm the General Right. So he has the Department of Justice he has a Supreme Court. He has all these people on the ground and he is just given them the orders to go and help him invalidate the the election. So it is a nightmare scenario and I, don't know what the solution is other. Then everyone who wants output in their life at risk to go to the polls in enormous in an enormous fashion. Let me add to what he's got. He's got the State Supreme Court in Michigan. He's got the State Supreme Court in Wisconsin he's got the State Supreme Court in Florida and unlike in two thousand when everyone was shocked. When they appealed to the F- When the Republicans appealed to the Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court. Everyone within the legal profession was shocked that the US Supreme Court picked up the case. But that Florida Supreme Court at that time. Was a liberal court you know just for food broad strokes. This time around in Michigan, it is conservative-dominated court in Wisconsin Conservative dominated court in Florida conservative-dominated court. If it goes to the state supreme courts, I would not be surprised if the Democrats try and go to the US Supreme Court if the US Supreme Court says, we're not getting involved were not situation. Yeah. We what about two thousand? Yeah. Now, that was a mistake which get involved in fact I. We don't have to justify it right that really that makes me nervous. You also mentioned the Brooks brothers riot and one being more venomous. Rodgers now was involved in the Brooks brothers right. He was coordinating it from van down the street. Wasn't cavenaugh involved in that somehow has an. John Roberts was there one of the? And I mean you not riot but they were banging on the video but the is next time. They're not going to be in suits the not going to be the lawyers not gonNA be the operatives they're going to be the street dogs and and and Roger Stone obviously has been developing relationships with these proud boys and this is real like what happens Literally in these scenarios I, tell you what happens he also something else to his advantage he has Joe Biden who is going to be encouraged to I. don't even think he has to be encouraged. Joe Biden is going to be more concerned with the institutions with the stability of our union and so joe, Biden will concede much quicker than Al Gore did. So I mean Donald Trump has. I think Joe Biden. Will I'm not I? Want because I know Barack Obama. Is Pre eminently concerned with the stability and he has more respect for the American institutions than anybody else I know he would be on the phone like Joe Joe. Joe Louis Live to fight another day you know. I mean but think listen if you've got a coordinated series of basically like. Of those, you know for lack of better term Brooks, brothers, riot you know happening in. A. County in Wisconsin. In a county and Michigan in a county or two in Pennsylvania or in Florida like I think these guys are out there right now they're saying here are the five or ten places. We need people mobilize there. This is, where is this Democratic Control County and that Democratic Control County and we're going to have there's going to be this whole sort of like bill bar has built this sort of like you know anecdotal case leading up to this that the it's fraudulent trump's been saying it. Like..
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"The the sense is that people start paying. Attention to the election I think it's probably not the case this cycle, but I, think there's still a percentage of people out there who are just about to tune in. There's a whole set of people that I think it's very hard for you for people like you and me to sort of fully appreciate that Just. Don't pay attention to politics. And after Labor Day one, they're going to and It sounds like one of the first things are going to hear about is DONALD TRUMP CON dead marines from World War One losers suckers. Yeah. Yeah. that should be pretty jarring I was really hesitant I I'm covering that on my show and I was like you know the the story has a lot of overtones of. Nationalism and patriotism and and those things are usually wielded against us but I mean this is like next level. If you actually if you read the story which actually did instead of just the headline, sometimes we do that He actually said that he didn't WanNa go because not only would they suckers and losers but he didn't want to mess up his hair Sam they was previously reported. Wasn't it? At least not as definitively. But it was out there the rain was going to mess with his hair right that they couldn't get a motorcade or something. Right? Right. He tried to blame it on the motorcade that the secret service wouldn't drive him there and that it was harping, you know he made up a lot of excuses it may have been reported but I did not hear that part about his hair and I just like you kind of described they're going to be a lot of people who read that sentence. For the first time ever I realize we're dealing with a man so obsessed with his ego that he would not only disrespect our troops, which is a phrase that I absolutely hate Yup, but he would do it on behalf of his hair. Yeah No I. think that. I guess my question is like who does that resonate with? That is not. An because I want to get onto the sort of like the main topic I think which which I'm saying see them build up but this is this is you know this is a pretty Who Does that under? Who does that undermine his support with I? Guess I'm. Already losing support with with troops mistaken with retired veterans. But I think this I think this kind of like anybody who is teetering on the edge. You have those people Sam that some people who are never going to betray Donald Trump right? They'RE GONNA go. Donald Trump to hell and back again but I think from a Paul I saw from Epson ABC. They came out today about his rhetoric on the race on the racial. Climate and law and order that that message itself isn't even resonating with. Republicans. The way that he thought that he thought it would only thirteen percent of college non college educated white men think that he's being that this is being helpful. So to me if he's performing that low in that category specifically, there may very well be some people. I. Don't WanNa get too optimistic. That are teetering on the ads. So maybe be thing to kick them over but I have been guilty of being overly optimistic before right I mean it's interesting because I think that the. You know and we got into this I stuart Stevens on the other day which was an interesting experience but we can talk maybe a little bit more about that a little bit later but He he pointed out which you know I knew but tend to forget Donald. Trump. Won The election with less votes. Then, Mitch and excuse me Mitt Romney lost the election in two, thousand twelve and so largely, the story of Donald. Trump's win in two thousand sixteen. was. Not about the number of votes that he got, it was about the number of votes that Hillary Clinton did not get. Yeah and that dynamic where you have to disliked candidates going into the election almost in a race who is going to edge out for the the the least disliked of the two of them. It doesn't seem to be in play here there in one would think. I mean it feels like and and obviously the stories not put out by the Biden campaign man who knows but but. That they would be working on driving turn out as opposed to the persuasion which we saw during the DNC and the R. N. C.. It's really more of like because I I'm with you I feel like trump trump's votes are basically locked in if they're not going to grow and they're not gonNA, they're also not gonNA shrink much right right right no I think and here's the other concern right when you consider that. Cova nineteen is now fully politicized and wearing a mask is fully politicise. Donald Trump supporters are going to show up to the polls. No questions People who are opposing Joe who are available for Joe Biden. Good chance most of them won't. They'll probably try to do mail in ballots because they're taking it seriously. So when you add that on top of everything else just you just said Sam I. Agree I think like, of course, dropped his store if you have the story but put as much energy in getting the vote out as you are dropping story like this and we don't know for sure that this was dropped the Democratic Party but but if I had high Sherwood Yeah, one would at least have that level Well, let's get to this because the thing that seems to be clear to me is that you've got down trump during the RNC trying to shore up his his aces essentially or shore up the Republicans like you know the whole RNC. I, think was about giving license to Republican women to vote for Donald Trump look here. I. Pardon. The Black Guy Look here I've got I'm I welcome immigrants into our country I'm not as bad as they say. But the other side of that is. This I mean, we have bill bar going out there. You know telling lies about fraud in balloting mail in balloting they had to walk it back but they got to say it where they wanted to the walk back is obviously just printed in you know some written article, but he gets to say it on television.
J.C. Penney Landlords Nearing Deal to Buy Bankrupt Retailer
"A couple of mall owners air close to a deal to buy Penny out of bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal says Simon Property group and book Field Partners are making a bid. Other bidders still have time to make an offer. To the bankruptcy court. Simon has also agreed to by Brooks Brothers out of bankruptcy with a partner authentic
Brooks Brothers Poised to Be Acquired by Authentic Brands-Simon Venture
"Brothers Group is on the verge of being sold to a partnership that includes the new owner of Barney's New York on one of the biggest U. S. Mall operators. That partnership with authentic Brands Group and Simon Property Group is expected to be the winning bidder. Bloomberg reports Authentic and Simon had previously disclosed they were bidding $305 million for Brooks Brothers. The sale would save at least 125 of the men's clothing
Fashioning the Enslaved Servant, an interview with Dr. Jonathan Michael Square
"Thank you so much for joining us today Dr Square. Welcome to dress. You so much for having me. I'm excited about the conversation. Yeah. Me Tell and what that conversation is. Really kind of going to center on today is part just part of your research for a book that you're working on currently. But. Before we get to that I'd like to ask you first how you came to the feel of fashion studies because this is something that I've started recently asking all of our guests. We actually get a lot of questions from people about like how do you become a fashion historian or fashion scholar and I, think it's really really interesting and compelling to hear about all of the various different passes study that kind of leave some of us to what we do. We'll April I was actually born fashion. I love that. But in all seriousness, nurtured a lifelong interest in creative expression. My parents went to art school in I grew up around their art. So anyone who's known me for a long time will tell you that art and fashion. They've always been passions of nine. There was a moment where I like dabbled with being a fashion blogger. Do remember fashion bloggers. Before influencers pre influencers. Exactly like if you Scroll Deacon. Some. Items, you'll see me trying to be a fashion blogger. I cringe. At, those posts. But I won't delete them because I have like this historians archiving in post like just like jump into your head from that moment. But in any case, didn't really start to identify as a fashion scholar into like the tail end of my doctoral studies and did a PhD in history it in my you. Know what I was doing. Created a digital humanities projects. Fascinating freedom. Admitted to be like online resources, people who are interested in the relationship between fashion, the fashion industry in. Slavery. In also being from the Vienna of always been interested in the history of slavery in my own history is an ascendant of enslaved peoples. So this my current research, digital humanities, projects, sort of Mary's those two interests. So but I would say dead, you know it's through that project. I became less a fashion consumer, a lover fashion in that became a real fashion scholar off the tonight fashioned myself. Myself into a fashion scholar, and we will definitely at the end when I ask you how people can find. You can tell people and direct people to that resource, which is still online. You know you're talking about being a historian and an you have remarked me in the past that our research is incredibly important to you, and that you I'm quoting you both fetish is and theorize the archive. In what way does that inform your research particularly, the research that you're doing right now yet, that's a great question. I mean. I think fashion designers, I don't think I know fashion designers use textiles in is story I used ticks in in a Lotta ways. I. Think it's the same intellectual work. In different mediums, my research based in part on abject analysis. So this chapter that we're going to describe amusing to as coastal worn by enslaved valets as appointed departure, but really the grist of the research lies in analysis of archival documentation. In historians, we're taught to think critically about the archive as an epistemological space. Was not just a repository of dusty. Oh documents. It's a place where knowledge is created. It's also a place where some narratives or privilege in other narratives are excluded are sidelined. In, all comes down to power. You know the word archive comes from over in ancient, Greek, which I will not bother butcher. On Your podcast. But the word means to be I, are to rule. So a lot of words that convey power in control whether it's Monarch are hierarchy or anarchy sort of the Ri- from the same word. So archives are about power. In the archive in those who control, they'd have the power to save bonaire to. Are To control. The way history is told whether it's historical figure our nation. In my particular case, it's a for profit company. In Brooks brothers particular. Its archive is run by a DC based marketing firm in corporate archive known as the history factory. It was founded in nineteen, seventy, nine in the history factory helps construct corporate identities and build brand narratives, and so you can think about the survival of Brooks, brothers. Archive is being indebted. To this firm. Founders of the history factory actually restyle to brooks brothers in the late Seventies. Early Eighties when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy, you know people weren't really buying suits anymore and they really had to restructure. In. This firm basically archived at his own expense. It doesn't they believe that it was important. For the history of the company now myself getting lost in. The weeds, the research? When the company was bought by Claudio Delvecchio. Awesome Brooks sputters, enthusiasts, he paid for the the BECO IT expenses. In History Company, she still advises Brooks Brothers. The often tell them to focus on innovation in nonconformity on, of course, their brand strategy sort of ACLU's any connection to slavery, but you can think about the survival of Brooks is being due to like the generosity are the largest of these like to wealthy white man who have emotional connections to the brand
Lord & Taylor Is Bankrupt as Retail Rout Continues
"Appears to be the best fit for a new batch of retailers in trouble during the pandemic. CBS's Debra Robbery gifts Not as Many people are buying clothing while they're working from home or not working at all. Men's Warehouse. Joseph a Bank and Lord and Taylor are the latest companies to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A joint Neiman Marcus J. Crew, J. C. Penny Brooks Brothers in and Taylor all hoping to shed debt and get out of costly leases during the pandemic.
"brooks brothers" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"From wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Tuesday. July twenty eighth. Let me guess what you did this morning. You jumped out of bed, exercised. Maybe Fed. The kids shower dressed for work in your suit tie and shiny wingtip shoes. Yeah. If you're laughing, it's because I probably got the first part right, but the last A. When was the last time you even thought about wearing a suit even before the pandemic? I'm sure it's been quite a long time. I know it has been for me. The abandonment of the suit helps explain the struggles of one of America's most iconic fashion companies, brooks brothers, the two hundred two year old brand filed for bankruptcy protection on July eight sure blame cove nineteen, but now you'd be wrong. Suits with the three piece with Thai or skirts and high heels used to convey professionalism and competence, they served as symbols that you took your job seriously and respected your customers, the ones you were treating too expensive lunches, madman style, but even before the pandemic they'd become something of an anachronism. Most of us now see little to no relationship between the way we dress in our competence at work, think Mark Zuckerberg's hoodies. Indeed expensive suits can be viewed as a sign of elitism. Put it starkly. The corporate fashion code has gone by the wayside. Brooks brothers struggles represent a cultural shift, not just a Kobe tragedy. Brooks brothers famously dressed all but four presidents. It is the longest continuously operating fashion business in America and until this month it boasted about making its products in America the Brandon's three factories in the states in Massachusetts North, Carolina and New York. CEO Claude Delvecchio is planning to close those factories. We'll get to that in a minute. As you know, apparel sales have been decimated by pandemic closures in April nobody bought clothes whether from Brooks brothers or JC, Penney and other retail casualty, but did you know the actual numbers? Clothing sales fell almost ninety percent in April, according to retail dive, but brooks brothers began looking for a buyer about a year ago. The company operates five hundred stores two hundred of them in the US sales have been flat at about a billion dollars a year since twenty, seventeen, prior to the pandemic bankers estimated the company's value at three hundred to three hundred fifty million dollars. Figure Delvecchio disputed. As, I mentioned the company intends to close its three US factories later this month in the gritty industrial town of. Massachusetts home of its largest factory. Its largest immigrant workforce is being denied severance pay many of those workers, immigrants and refugees women from the Dominican Republic. Vietnam Burma and Nepal have made the company's fine clothing for years so far brooks isn't budging. Despite pleas from the union, and from members of Congress according to the Boston Globe in North Carolina, the factories, the only large employer in the little town of Garland closure would affect that town forever, mayor winifred. Hill, Murphy told The New York Times. In response, CEO, Del Vecchio, says for survival. We must hang onto as much cash as possible, but the globe reports that its chapter eleven filing includes plans to give compensation benefits, severance and bonuses totaling millions to other workers. Brooks brothers will transform, but unlike many of its retail brethren its survival is not in question. In fact, at least one bidder for the company believes it can earn annual revenue of three billion dollars within five years more than triple its current sales, so many buyers are vying for the brand at both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg used the phrase the races on those making bids. Bids Include Mall Company Simon, property, group, authentic brands, group and W. H. P. Global another bidder is a group of Italian. Investors led by a company called GIO which typically helps fashion companies improve their online presences. The Wall Street Journal possibly with tongue firmly in cheek, considering the state cut of Brooks brothers clothing says Julia wants to quote introduced some European flair to the quintessential American brand. Julia's clients include Armani Maxmara and other designers. Brooks brothers is accepting bids through August fifth, so brooks will survive, but what about it's cheaper? Rival men's warehouse tailored brands which owns men's warehouse and the more upscale Joseph. A. Bank plans to close at least a third of its fifteen hundred stores. It said this month it hasn't filed for chapter eleven protection, but it came close according to CNN. That threat remains even after it stores reopened. Sales have been falling. They were down about eighty percent at Joseph A. Bank in the first week of June, as we all continue to do business in Pajama Pants as we all know nostalgia sells Joseph A. Bank doesn't have nearly the name or the history of Brooks brothers, which drips with nostalgia. Teddy Roosevelt apparently insisted his rough riders. Riders wear the Brand Abe. Lincoln was also a brooks brothers customer, one reason for the bidding war beyond what is sure to be the lowest price anyone ever imagined for the stalwart brand. Is What author Lisa Burn? Bach believes about Fashions Post. Pandemic Future Birnbaum who authored the twenty ten book true. Prep argues that the company must be saved after the pandemic finally end, she writes. There will be weddings. There will be funerals. There will be. We hope live operas and theatre and premieres in concerts and fancy dress parties. Where we can't predict the future, but we can observe the present, and what's happening to upscale apparel in the US. WHO's buying it and WHO's making it. Reveals a lot about our rapidly changing an enormously conflicted culture. Try that, precise..
Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy: Nostalgia, Anger, and a Bidding War
"The abandonment of the suit helps explain the struggles of one of America's most iconic fashion companies, brooks brothers, the two hundred two year old brand filed for bankruptcy protection on July eight sure blame cove nineteen, but now you'd be wrong. Suits with the three piece with Thai or skirts and high heels used to convey professionalism and competence, they served as symbols that you took your job seriously and respected your customers, the ones you were treating too expensive lunches, madman style, but even before the pandemic they'd become something of an anachronism. Most of us now see little to no relationship between the way we dress in our competence at work, think Mark Zuckerberg's hoodies. Indeed expensive suits can be viewed as a sign of elitism. Put it starkly. The corporate fashion code has gone by the wayside. Brooks brothers struggles represent a cultural shift, not just a Kobe tragedy. Brooks brothers famously dressed all but four presidents. It is the longest continuously operating fashion business in America and until this month it boasted about making its products in America the Brandon's three factories in the states in Massachusetts North, Carolina and New York. CEO Claude Delvecchio is planning to close those factories. We'll get to that in a minute. As you know, apparel sales have been decimated by pandemic closures in April nobody bought clothes whether from Brooks brothers or JC, Penney and other retail casualty, but did you know the actual numbers? Clothing sales fell almost ninety percent in April, according to retail dive, but brooks brothers began looking for a buyer about a year ago. The company operates five hundred stores two hundred of them in the US sales have been flat at about a billion dollars a year since twenty, seventeen, prior to the pandemic bankers estimated the company's value at three hundred to three hundred fifty million dollars. Figure Delvecchio disputed. As, I mentioned the company intends to close its three US factories later this month in the gritty industrial town of. Massachusetts home of its largest factory. Its largest immigrant workforce is being denied severance pay many of those workers, immigrants and refugees women from the Dominican Republic. Vietnam Burma and Nepal have made the company's fine clothing for years so far brooks isn't budging. Despite pleas from the union, and from members of Congress according to the Boston Globe in North Carolina, the factories, the only large employer in the little town of Garland closure would affect that town forever, mayor winifred. Hill, Murphy told The New York Times. In response, CEO, Del Vecchio, says for survival. We must hang onto as much cash as possible, but the globe reports that its chapter eleven filing includes plans to give compensation benefits, severance and bonuses totaling millions to other workers. Brooks brothers will transform, but unlike many of its retail brethren its survival is not in question. In fact, at least one bidder for the company believes it can earn annual revenue of three billion dollars within five years more than triple its current sales, so many buyers are vying for the brand at both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg used the phrase the races on those making bids. Bids Include Mall Company Simon, property, group, authentic brands, group and W. H. P. Global another bidder is a group of Italian. Investors led by a company called GIO which typically helps fashion companies improve their online presences. The Wall Street Journal possibly with tongue firmly in cheek, considering the state cut of Brooks brothers clothing says Julia wants to quote introduced some European flair to the quintessential American brand. Julia's clients include Armani Maxmara and other designers. Brooks brothers is accepting bids through August fifth, so brooks will survive, but what about it's cheaper? Rival men's warehouse tailored brands which owns men's warehouse and the more upscale Joseph. A. Bank plans to close at least a third of its fifteen hundred stores. It said this month it hasn't filed for chapter eleven protection, but it came close according to CNN. That threat remains even after it stores reopened. Sales have been falling. They were down about eighty percent at Joseph A. Bank in the first week of June, as we all continue to do business in Pajama Pants as we all know nostalgia sells Joseph A. Bank doesn't have nearly the name or the history of Brooks brothers, which drips with nostalgia. Teddy Roosevelt apparently insisted his rough riders. Riders wear the Brand Abe. Lincoln was also a brooks brothers customer, one reason for the bidding war beyond what is sure to be the lowest price anyone ever imagined for the stalwart brand. Is What author Lisa Burn? Bach believes about Fashions Post. Pandemic Future Birnbaum who authored the twenty ten book true. Prep argues that the company must be saved after the pandemic finally end, she writes. There will be weddings. There will be funerals. There will be. We hope live operas and theatre and premieres in concerts and fancy dress parties. Where we can't predict the future, but we can observe the present, and what's happening to upscale apparel in the US. WHO's buying it and WHO's making it. Reveals a lot about our rapidly changing an enormously conflicted culture.
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
"You having a bad day. Every retailer in America. Absolutely. Tell me more. Let's talk about the list of bankruptcies. Since the last time you and I talked I Lucky Jeans G Star Rob Off Though Brooks Brothers chapter eleven. This was not a surprise. They have been struggling for a little while now, but I wanted to delve into this company just a little bit because it's an American brand. We have very few brands that are made in the USA. Have such a big heritage. They are two hundred and two years old for our country. That's pretty big deal. Nothing lasts for two hundred two years. Right that's almost as old as the Dang country. They filed for chapter eleven with plans to permanently close fifty one stores. There are a number of companies that are interested in possibly buying the company including Simon Property Group, Simon Property Group is interested. They are the company that owns all those malls. And the crazy thing about this is they just sued brooks brothers a few weeks ago and then dropped the suit for not paying the rent for not paying their rent. They took him to court for almost nine million dollars in unpaid rent, and then they dropped it and I'm guessing. They dropped it because they realized that this was about. Come around the corner, right? They have been slowly closing stores over the past two years and two thousand eighteen. They had nearly seven hundred stores globally now they have five hundred. They're saying of course because PAT stomach, but the truth is pants off changed over the past few years. Literal Pants think of all those Khakis who's wearing them anymore like the static for what you wear to work has changed really in the past decade, and they have stayed the same brand, which in many ways as good because they have a visual heritage and history. Eh, with apparel. They dressed Abraham Lincoln. They've dressed many many presidents. They also have. A history that I was just made aware of this week. I don't know if you know about this. Lisa but I did some research because I got a tip from friends that Brooks Brothers has a complicated history with slavery. This is not something that they talk about so there's not a lot of information out there on it, but I did find an article from Smithsonian magazine that said quote Brooks Brothers was the top of the line slave clothing slave traders would issue new clothes for people. They had to sell, but they were usually cheaper. Ooh, that is complex. I did not know this part of their at all. Do they ever like apologize for that? They don't talk about it. Because if you don't talk about, it never happened right. Wow, but they made the clothes said. They've made their clothes in the United States, but this past May. They started shutting down some of their factories, their factories New, York north, Carolina and Massachusetts were all starting to slowly closed down so. People knew that they were going to maybe off. Start off shoring some of their apparel, but it was in limbo. What was going on with the company and they really weren't saying anything yet, but the writing was on the wall less than an hour ago. Bloomberg reported that authentic brands group put a bid in for the company. Authentic brands. Group owns a bunch of brands including barneys. New York forever twenty one fredericks of Hollywood nine West Jones New York, juicy couture and sports illustrated. That's all over the
Boston - Members of Mass. congressional delegation say Brooks Brothers should pay severance to Haverhill workers
"Around since 18 18 and as iconic clothing retailer Brooks Brothers works its way through bankruptcy right now. Soon to be unemployed workers at behavioral plant will be left twisting in the wind. However, the Massachusetts congressional delegation will get it say Before that happens, the Globe reports. It's pushing for severance payments for It's more than 400 workers Workers union and hey viral does not have a severance clause in its contract. Unlike their counterparts in New York and North Carolina, Brooks Brothers is set to close that factory and hey, vel next month.
Retail Bankruptcy Filings Keep Coming
"These interviews as news is happening and crossing the Bloomberg terminal kind of fast and furiously. And that was true for the retail industry, Brooks brothers, and so the tabla filing bankruptcy bed Bath and beyond announcing plans to cut about 20% of its stores, So it's been very tough on the retail front just this week alone. Alan Ehlinger is someone who has worked with in the retail industry for some 40 years. He is co founder, senior managing partner of the investment bank MMG Advisors, and he says this time is unlike any other. As a firm. We've been working remotely, um, office closed on March 12th on and on in our office manager. Nobody's been back. We've managed to be in touch with every one of our clients. Right now We're handling three bankruptcies. In a matter of fact, we're missing three bankruptcies. So our world continues, but just continued remotely. I'm quite busy. I might have. Yeah, and so so busy. It sounds like on sort of bankruptcy restructuring side. But presumably and you know, this is what I hear. And I'm sure Carol here is from Investors that we know. I mean, these are the times when maybe there's some values to be had from a partnering up perspective from an acquisition perspective. What are you seeing, or is it too early to tell? But it's very It's a really good question. What we're seeing what we're experiencing. Or in an enormous amount of inbound phone calls. From opportunistic buyers. People who know that there's going to be bargains out there and they're just they've got a lot of dry powder. These are both both strategic as well as private equity. Who are sitting there sitting on the sidelines right now, just waiting to pounce on the right opportunities. I just wantto do a commercial banker this morning and the word that they used was the other shoe hasn't dropped yet. What was I saying? What? While there are a lot of bankruptcies in process at the moment, There are a lot of companies who really haven't um Acknowledge the fact that they're gonna have to make some pretty hard decision in the next couple of months. The PPP money has enabled companies to last a little longer. People wanted to see company owners who want to see what would happen when retail. We opened it. It would be a positive impact on this or not, but you know, we're living through a period of time at the moment where for the first time ever Both the supply side and the demand side have been impacted simultaneously. We've never seen him like that before. Part of which On top of which, when this happened, it happened suddenly. All of a sudden doors were locked and people could not shop in stores and consequent cash flow just dried up. We've never experienced that. You know, in the past when companies Skating, I use the word are skating on thin ice. And they're considering bankruptcy. You planet plant up sometimes weeks, sometimes months in advance, and you're able to come up with a plan of volume and because you kind of know what you're What you're proud of your sales were in the similar dates and you could come up with the financial plan all that fall apart. Because there's been there's been no traffic. So you don't know Del. Filed for Chapter 11 in March, I think was March 11th right? They couldn't. They couldn't even run and going out of business sale because the startled look They're just now reopening, so would be different. We've never experienced anything like this. We also experienced the volume of bankruptcy each that were that were living through right now. And I gotta tell you, I think it's just beginning. No, we're going to see a lot more bankruptcy his time that during the balance of this year, maybe early next year. I will also tell you that we're over stored the country. Yeah, we're over in wine also over inventoried as a country. So the fact that Retail organizations as an example, are using I'm using the term the cover of Cove. It They're using their using this period of time to clean up their balance sheets to get out of unproductive leases. You look like companies like J. C Penny or who had More stores across America. And, you know, a lot of those stores are unproductive. They're in C A D malls. So you know, they don't those air, not money making stores. This gives him an opportunity to clean up their balance sheet. Get up, get out of unproductive leases. And because it's under the under the cover of Kobe, they won't have the stigma. Once they come out of it, they were able to rebuild their
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The World and Everything In It
"Need reservations to enter animal kingdom also reopens tomorrow. Disneyworld other to parks epcot and Hollywood. Studios will welcome back guests four days later. More than one point, three million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. That's down, but only slightly from the one point four million claims the week before and another one million people filed under a new program for the self employed and freelancers, some analysts are warning that a so called double dip recession could develop that as consumers are pulling back on spending in restaurants. Restaurants and bars, especially in the hardest hit states, some small businesses are shutting down, either under government orders, or because of a lack of customers and some large businesses are closing underperforming locations bed bath, and beyond has announced that it will shut her about two hundred stores over the next two years after sales plummeted in the first quarter World Kristen. FLOVENT has more. Beth and beyond quarterly sales dropped by nearly fifty percent due to temporary store closures. It's online. Sales soared by more than one hundred percent in April and May, but that hasn't been enough to keep the company's shares from dropping almost forty percent and twenty twenty also this week, the oldest continuously operating apparel brand the country Brooks Brothers filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy, the two hundred year, old company dressed Abraham Lincoln and nearly every other us. President Brooks brothers survived two world wars and the Great Depression, but the pandemic pushed it into bankruptcy protection brooks brothers will permanently close more than a quarter of its two hundred stores reporting for world I'm Kristen. And I'm can't Covington straight.
Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores
"I love bed, Bath and beyond. I don't know how you feel about it, but it is a I know people have their favorite stories. They like to go to some people. It's Costco some people's target. And they can go in and they could just spend hours inside of the store. But for me, it's bed bath and beyond. I don't know what it is. I just go in there, and it feels like kind of one of those big box warehouse stores like a Costco or Sam's Club. But It's a little bit more manageable. I mean, they're still our shelves that go all the way to the ceiling. And there's plenty of things that confined. You know, if you need, you know, to buy new pillowcases, it's there. If you need a new something for your kitchen, it's there. I love it. I'm always going to buy hangers. I don't know what happens to all of the hangers in my closet. But I need more hangers, and that's my goal. And I'm bringing this up because I'm so upset. There's so many of the clothes. They're closing a lot of the stores. Oh, I have something to confess What I have not been to bed bath and beyond since college. Really? Yeah. I mean, I went there. Obviously, you know when you need stuff for your dorm or your your apartment and things like that, it's a big, you know, That's where parents go right. Let's go when they're taking the you know. The kids the loved ones off to school. I remember going there in college to get the bed risers because you had to put your bed on the risers yet, buddy, where they're going to be closing two under stores. I know they're not the only ones. There's lots of them. I saw that. You know, there's so many stores that are declaring bankruptcy. Brooks Brothers did. Um, J crew did Wait. Dunkin Donuts is also closing a lot of source. I saw that too worried for our local Dunkin Donuts, Jasmine that we have that I haven't seen them and so long because everything has been so closed. But, you know, I bet Beth and beyond always gets me because they have that 20% off coupon and I fall for it every time. And I love that they could They take it even if it's not expired, And so for me. Anyway. Um, I always loved going there because even if they've jacked the prices up by 20% on everything in the store, I still feel like I'm getting a good deal because at least I have a 20% off
"brooks brothers" Discussed on Ace and TJ
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It is the top trending topic this morning kind of sad, but I did you see a brooks brothers has filed for bankruptcy yesterday. I guess I. Don't know people aren't buying expensive suits anymore. From Brooks brothers that was like icon of growing up. It was in the mall I never had a suit from brooks brothers, but my brother did. Oh, which one do you think your older brother? Eldest brother man May. Parents bottle for him because he's a cancer survivor. Whatever's. Crap. Hotel everything you wanted and I think they just felt bad for him, but. Yeah, I, don't know. If. You still want to go to Brooks, birth I'm sure you have an opportunity, but yeah, a mall staple you know is is hurting, but not surprising well. I'm sure they've probably nobody's bought a suited month. I mean I'm sure their businesses way down. If they're even open right now, no weddings. You don't really have to go to business meeting. Nobody's going anywhere. They've probably. Have probably been closed three or four months. Yeah, I can't tell you the last time I bought a a pink checkered shirt. Let's have a lot of checks, and they're snappy Hegarty, little frat task, and I'm really disappointed. TMZ, because they have this new article up this morning. Kanye West is in the throes of a serious bipolar episode are Kanye sources say. You can tell from the first sentence and I liked EMC. I'm on it every day. I think they do good celebrity. Coverage, this one is not good, and it happens every time Kanye gets out and does something they go. Oh, he's having a breakdown. He's crazy. They love Hong Kong. Crazy did he doesn't know what he's doing? When he has voiced an opinion, they love. Call them crazy writing them off, but you know why. Because he's he's stepping out of their narrative and he's saying that the Democrat is is all messed up and he. The most dangerous thing is when you know with celebrities and all of these radical groups. The most dangerous thing is when they think one of their own has has stepped out of the circle and that one. No matter how much they loved him in the circle when he steps out of that circle, he has got to go, and they'll stop at nothing to to ostracize him and do whatever they can to harm his imagine. They loved their own run at work. We gotta be crazy east. Cronje's bipolar. This is an episode. He would not be saying these things about Democrats if he were not insane, is he? Is He. Eccentric without question. Is he a creative absolutely, but they love using that word crazy. They love it. They look at it like he would have to be. Saying these things that he. A normal person would not say what he say he needs. Help some of them. Genuinely have a hurt in their heart for him because they just cannot fathom somebody. From what's supposed to be there group stepping outside of Yeah? Absolute. Today's National Sugar Cookie Day. Oh! I Love! 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Yeah, so there's no indication that she's tried to flee or leave the child in the that every indication of something tragic happened when she jump off the boat, so she's reported has missing person right now. They're going to continue the search today soon as a daybreak happened so sad news, but it is the top trending topic this morning. She is a star, so all those things are now turning all right coming up. You love what most people hate. What is that? We'll explain next season. TJ ABC is the only place to catch more show after the show live each weekday at ten eastern or download the podcast afternoon more aced TJ coming up. Okay now that we're all both stuck at home and looking at any new hobby or career ideas remember we've got our podcast company and can help you with a career podcast. All you need is the idea and we can help you with everything else. From equipment posted on I tunes. How you a podcast, and most importantly how you do it podcast and have sound professional now. 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"brooks brothers" Discussed on KNSS
"It was ah clothier of choice for just about every US president, an iconic brand for more than 200 years. Now Brooks Brothers has become the latest major retailer in the country to be toppled by the Corona virus pandemic. Clothing maker has filed for bankruptcy protection. With many of its stores closed. Most business people working from home sales of suits have cratered. Under the restructuring plan aimed at a saving the company, Brooks Brothers will permanently close more than 1/4 of its 200 stores. Firm employed 4000 people in March. But as for load about 1/3 of its workers since since then it's a pandemic kept retail outlets closed. We had a Brooks Brothers store in downtown right there on Douglas. For years. You see Douglas and market maybe Ah, and I didn't get up very often. I did. I did have a suit from Brooks Brothers. Actually. Ah, my boss. Got it for me when I worked in K U. N. It was a dandy little suit that they're expensive and great quality. Now there's a Brooks Brothers on the plaza in Kansas City. And several years ago in one of our shopping, summer shopping trips up there. I decided to take a look in there and go around and I saw a couple of snobby, snotty, snotty young women in their that gave me the stinkeye for even coming in the door, even walking in and they were just bake until they had their old news noses right up in the air. What's he doing in here? But you can't always tell people by. You know what they're wearing right in whether they've got the money in their pockets, and I might have bought a suit. You never know. But Brooks Brothers kind of an icon like said many, many presidents. More Brooks Brothers shoots out suits and, you know, look back at history, one of the best dressed Residents was Eisenhower. He loved a good three piece suit tailored, and he he looked good in it, too. I thought I said, How did he really? He played a lot of attempted a lot of attention to his dress. He always looked great. Kennedy had kind of that Ivy League. Look with a button down collar stuff like that, But yeah, well done, Harry. Well, Covad probably hastened this, but Just in general. The workplace is not as formal as it used to be absolutely changed a lot over the years. It's the the The days of everyone dressing up to go toe work is is That's really been sliding. Well, you know, and you nice. We started together in 98. You're on Genesis, and I've got the snapshot of you and me. Mike Kennedy and the Sports and Dave Wilson, our producer, the four of us in the studio. We'll have ties on All four of us will wear ties anymore. We stop doing it several years ago. We started dressing down. There's nobody here to see us. Well. Coming up on 6 18 Now is Stephen Ted here on SS leadoff.
New York City-based Brooks Brothers to see how bankruptcy suits it
"Filed for the legal protections of Chapter 11 of the U. S bankruptcy code this morning. Lockdowns and working from home obviously had not been great for the menswear industry. But Corona virus isn't the only thing Brooks Brothers has been dealing with of late. It's go to offering the business suit has been going out of style for years now. Oregon police Justin Ho has more on the rise and the fall of the men's uniform of the business World. Brooks Brothers opened its first store in lower Manhattan in 18 18 when the U. S was made up of 20 states. Future customer Abraham Lincoln was only nine years old when the suit as we know it today started becoming popular in the late 19th century Brooks brothers cashed in. They were right there at the heart of finance at the heart of politics, Really when America was getting it starts? Susan's graffiti is the founder of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, she says Brooks Brothers really popularize suits that were ready to wear off the rack that helped that suits fit more people. That's confetti says it also made the suit and the high status that represented more accessible. Everybody had tohave Brooks Brothers suit if you're going to be and they'll class or upper middle class or even another class business person. Graffiti says. By the middle of the 20th century. The suit also became a symbol of corporate conformity. Think mad men. But in the 19 nineties, casual Fridays had become a thing. Then Silicon Valley. Okay hoodies and sneakers and casual became mainstream. Justin Shack, managing director at Rosenblatt Security's on Wall Street, remembers the suit and tie days. I used to own Brooks Brothers suits back when I'm starting my career, and I can't remember the last time I did. Since 2014 the market for men's suits has shrunk by 11% according to the research from Euromonitor and menswear has changed with the Times can get in Cohen's Rothman's menswear store based in New York, he says his biggest seller these days is there. So we saw a lot of genes. We sell a lot of sport codes with Gidon says the suit isn't dead. But the suits he sells tend to be fashionable suits meant for special events. It's not really classic work where that's not what the young guys looking for a suit. The Koven 19 pandemic has only made things worse for the suit. Industry is people work from home in stars have closed. His Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy. It says it's seeking a buyer for the grant. I'm
"brooks brothers" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Internet and welcome to this episode of Chickey trendies play on cheeky ten dis, which is what I will. Always, call chicken tenders, and that is courtesy of Miguel survey. And I am joined by the Super. Producer herself super producer. Posing. Sad that like you just won't Let. Join you because of this beef you guys have. Oh, we need to get back to some of the. Fix, those written about our beef with. Twenty. Right. Shit. totes Fiqh. Yeah yeah, totally fiction, not true miles, and I are on great terms Yeah, yeah, totally. Someone, our guest for tomorrow's episodes is be. A bit of Kris Jenner in my behavior that I'm just constantly trying. To like. You guys. Did you ever like set people against each other to like like. Start a physical fight in school. No I had a friend who is a shit. stirrer literally got me in like a fight that like he was almost like selling tickets to like us. Fight those kid. Didn't go that. Well I wasn't really like a mean girl like sort of like shit. Stereotype I mostly kept myself more of a loner, so yeah, I was I was mostly having fights within my own head. Shout out to Ryan eaters from Dayton Ohio. Let's talk about. The Brooks brothers the Brooks. Brothers that that store that I bought all my shirts from when I first entered the professional workforce and needed a bunch of button up shirts. That store has filed for bankruptcy wherever you paying Jack. I do wonder like what's happened to them. In the ensuing twenty years they tried to sell pillows for seventy dollars. What happened? Yeah. Shoutout to brooks brothers. I feel like it was. It's just the culture got sort of appropriated, or or like they were at their peak win. It was cool to be like a Wall Street radish bag sort of and now that greed is no longer cool or at least in a mainstream way, no longer cool they they're kind of. Them in J. crew apparently Way People are no longer leading the culture. Yeah Jake I mean brooks brothers. It's definitely like a kind like a frat boy, preppy sort of seen like yacht club that vibe so I think as soon as people started to be like Oh. This is like. Do She? I think it Kinda. It's it fell off like it's not cool anymore to be like. The badly Labor from wedding crashers. Yeah like. Like a fun like people don't want to hang out with you. They're like he's kind of like condescending. Brooks brothers in the morning j. crew in the evening. Dude, that's must style so when I. When I when I see brooks brothers, I went to the website before this and the only thing I could think was like each one of these models would tell me how I feel. Like maybe like actually I, think I think you actually got your motions wrong there and then it'd be like he's right because his shirt is buttoned up. Caroline although I'd I would not say that actual patrons of Brooks brothers have great hairlines, but. Their model. Certainly do they have like hairlines they paid for. Yeah. Yeah yeah, that's right. anyways Christian Cooper is trending. Who is Christian Cooper? You may ask He is the bird watcher who amy cooper. No relation the most famous original Karen of of. The past couple of weeks I guess who tried to get him killed by police by saying he was. What did she say? He was like attacking her threatening her life. Threatening her life anyways. Chris Cooper has decided not to press charges on Amy Cooper. Even though what she did was illegal mirant. Even though we're the shoe on the other foot, she probably would not do the same. But I. Don't know he seems like a really. Kind human beings. There's just like. I think he's just very level headed and he thinks he thinks things out and is very concise in his thoughts like he literally said she's already paid a steep price. That's not enough of a deterrent to others bringing her more misery. Just seem like piling on which is. I mean he's not wrong. I guess if if I was in that case. ooh, she'd be a goner. But I mean. He's a smart man. I trust him. Him because you should have your dogs on leash. Don't put people like. Don't put your dogs in danger. Don't make anyone uncomfortable. I have many thoughts on dogs right now because my dog is all I have. Anna. Like because we're in quarantine so like I, don't see it's not like I'm like this is. Just, I spend a lot of time talking to my animals and we. We discuss a lot of things. We've talked a lot of ballot animal politics. We've talked a lot about. and. Here I am. Stock is on the rise Brooks brothers and J crew falling I'm GonNa tell you bird-watching I might get into bird watching it. They're everywhere and like They're beautiful. They're like flowers that are flying around in the sky. And I find it very interesting and I was just on A. TRIP INTO NATURE WITH With my boys and my wife and my wife and My, if still funny. And there's so many birds like I was like man. If I really cared about these things, I would no I I don't know my my brain would be on fire, but I'm just like there goes the bird. There goes the bird ladies. You can like. Hear that they're birdwatchers who like here call and can tell you based on that call like exactly what bird it is. I think that's all very cool. I am old s Fuck Mary. Kay Letourneau is trending. She passed away. From cancer with her ex husband at her side her exhusband, being the boy who she started having an affair with when he was twelve years old, very strange story..
"brooks brothers" Discussed on KCRW
"Of Chapter 11 of the U. S bankruptcy code this morning. Lockdowns and working from home obviously had not been great for the menswear industry. But Corona virus isn't the only thing Brooks Brothers has been dealing with of late. It's go to offering the business suit has been going out of style for years now. Oregon police Justin Ho has more on the rise and the fall of the men's uniform of the business World. Brooks Brothers opened its first store in lower Manhattan in 18 18 when the U. S was made up of 20 states. Future customer Abraham Lincoln was only nine years old when the suit as we know it today started becoming popular in the late 19th century Brooks brothers cashed in. They were right there at the heart of finance at the heart of politics, Really when America was getting it starts? Susan's graffiti is the founder of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, she says Brooks Brothers really popularize suits that were ready to wear off the rack that helped that suits fit more people. That's confetti says it also made the suit and the high status it represented more accessible. Everybody had to have a Brooks Brothers suit if you're going to be and little class or upper middle class or even another class business person. Graffiti says. By the middle of the 20th century. The suit also became a symbol of corporate conformity. Think mad men. But in the 19 nineties, casual Fridays had become a thing. Then Silicon Valley okayed hoodies and sneakers and casual became mainstream. Justin Shack, managing director at Rosenblatt. Security's on Wall Street, remembers the suit and tie days I used to own Brooks Brothers suits back when I was starting my career, and I can't remember the last time I did. Since 2014 the market for men's suits has shrunk by 11% according to the research from Euromonitor and Menswear has changed with the times. Can get in Cohen's Rothman's menswear store based in New York, he says. His biggest seller these days is denim. So we saw a lot of genes. We sell a lot of sport codes with it didn says the suit isn't dead. But the suits he sells tend to be fashionable suits meant for special events. It's not really classic work where that's not what the young guys looking for in a suit The Koven 19 pandemic has only made things worse for the suit. Industry is people work from home in stores of closed as Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy. It says it's seeking a buyer for the grant unjust in Ho, the marketplace..
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
"Filing for bankruptcy protection Today, the More than 200 year old apparel company is latest to file for bankruptcy Chapter 11 Filing in, UH, this morning allows Brooks brothers to keep operating while it works out a plan to turn the business around and pay its debts. Right
Brooks Brothers, Hurt by Casual Friday and Virus, Files for Bankruptcy
"The 202 year old brand, known for its business suits, ties and dress shirts, has been hurt by more casual dressing in offices and by people staying at home during Corona virus shutdowns. The Wall Street Journal's as its clothes have been worn by Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the Astors and Vanderbilt's Brooks Brothers manufacturers. It's clothing in the U. S, but warned last month it could close It's three factories here. Like other clothing retailers, Brooks Brothers was forced to temporarily closed its doors during Corona virus shutdowns, It is expected to attract buyers. GeneCo's Sola Fox News, Elmore Michael Berry, Scott Cutter Industry of 7 40 K T. R.
Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy
"They They filed filed for for bankruptcy. bankruptcy. They're They're closing closing down down stores. stores. All All the the Wall Wall Street Street Journal Journal points points out. out. This This isn't isn't just just about about coverted. coverted. There's There's also also about about casual casual Friday Friday and and move toward more casual dress in the workplace. Has hurt Brooks Brothers overtime. Odd wallah. Northern California
"brooks brothers" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"I'm Jennifer Jones, Lee and some of the stories we're watching in the cave by 24 hour news room, the Environmental Protection Agency says spray on its determined to lifestyle products can prevent the spread of cove in 19 on surfaces. I don't know that it actually said Spray on that was me. But the says lab tests have confirmed effectiveness of Lysol disinfectant spray in Lysol disinfectant Max cover missed against the virus. The FDA is still testing more than 400 other products. News this morning is brought to you by American Vision Windows. Right now, it's time for a business buzz with CNBC's Jane Wells. You can follow her on social Media at Jane Wells Jane. Good Morning, a spray on Jennifer Haysom. Quick Breaking News. Brooks Brothers is filing for Bankruptcy Cove. It takes out another retailer. It's been suffering for a while because People been dressing more casually for work. And now with Kobe and you're all world wearing yoga pants. So Brooks Brothers bankruptcy protection. Are you still in the same pair that you were wearing? Last week when we talked? I am Man. I did wash it. Morals. All right. Well, hey once, is you No one's better than none. OK, so let's talk about now. These big paydays for a couple of drug so the U. S government is since spending $2 billion on two drug companies to try and get some covert treatment at a Kobe vaccine up. Running by the end of the year. The lion share of that goes to a company called Novaks and its shares were up 31%. It's working on a vaccine. It's in trials in Australia. We should get some early results this month. Mind you know, Bax has no products on the market has been around for over 30 years. This is why drugs cost so much because so many of them fail so This may look promising. It may not work but on the off chance it is the U. S government is sending all this money to it to try and get it. Not only the vaccine developed but then the ability to manufacture 100 million doses in the U. S. And then a little money went to another company called Regeneron a little money for $150 million. For a treatment that it's working on right now and that we could have that as early as late summer. But you know what? Any money it's just It's nice to hear that the government is backing these things. And I know people are frustrated. People are scared. People are angry about. Why don't we have a vaccine yet, but without the money, and I mean these vaccines take time as we were talking about at the top of the hour. And even just a little money we hope will go a long way well, and we don't know if these things are going to work. That's the drug business, and we're spending a lot of taxpayer money on the hopes that they will so fingers crossed yet alright United Airlines. Let's talk about this. Scaling back. It was planning to ramp up to about 40% of its normal schedule in August, But now that's not happening. It's going to stay more around 1/3 of its normal schedule, and that could be the way it is through the end of the year. A lot of the flights being cancelled will probably be out of its major hub in Newark because New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are forcing people from places like California to quarantine. So, yeah, fewer United flights through the end of the year. The airlines continue to suffer, and they've already started to notify thousands of employees that they're probably going to get furloughed. That's what I was afraid. That was gonna be my last question. And that's what I was afraid of. All right, Wal Mart stock is way up after it announced a competitors to Amazon Prime. Is it any good? Well, it will We'll find out. This is according to Recode at Wal Mart stock was up 7% when this came out. I mean, that's amazing. It has been talking about this prime delivery kind of product called WalMart. Plus for a while now it looks like it may start this month. It would cost you know, same day delivery. Some fuel discounts. It's cheaper than Amazon Prime. It be a reportedly $98 a year versus 119. But Amazon prime I mean, one of the reasons for Amazon Prime is for the streaming service, and WalMart doesn't have a media arm. But yeah, so people, people think this is going to be great. Walmart used to be the largest retail in the world. It nowt lags. Amazon affected stock market worth is on ly Maybe about 1/4 of what Amazons is, which is amazing. So Wal Mart. Plus allegedly not I don't think it would be such a big deal in California. But in other states where WalMart is really much more important, this could be huge. All right, and, yeah, you're right. I thought about the difference in the price is what is it? So it's what you say? $21.21 dollars. So if you look at $21 over 12 months, and you know that's what still less than two bucks a month for the streaming service, Technically Yeah, And I don't know which I prefer. I I mean, I used both. I use Prime every week. Yeah, I don't know a unit. Are you buying more on Prime? Since all of this? Oh, yeah, I am. Although I do have to say I now go out. Somewhere every day. I mean, I'm mask up and I've got my hand sanitizer by social distance. But I now out of the house. Ah, in the world, But for the 1st 6 weeks don't know everything was being delivered. Yeah, I agree. And that Yeah, and I try and limit so the the other day I had to go get a tire. And it was 95 degrees in Glendora. When I went to go get a tire and I thought, Okay, you know what the only option I have, because nothing is open, so I can't go to a coffee shop and just sit there and wait and you couldn't wait in the lobby of America's tire because it was closed. So you were sitting outside in the heat or what do I do? Well, next door was a marshals, and I thought, you know it's been Three months. Plus since I've shopped, which I'm no of Scott's listening, it's much to his chagrin. But I went into a marshal's for the first time, and it was really out of necessity. And I was surprised by how going into a store like that They were counting the number of people they were sanitizing the cart and then having me take it after they sanitized it, so they weren't even touching it again. I was surprised that there was a ton more room in the store. They've obviously taken out. You know, some of the isles in the racks and things like that lots more room in the store, And it was. It was a different experience. But at the same time I was like, Okay, well, if this is going to be the new norm, they are adapting to it. Did you buy anything? Well, let's just say two tires was supposed to cost $380. But I had to tell Scott it cost him $480 on the next 100 bucks from, you know, nationals, right? Marshall's got 100 bucks. So all that sanitize and worked good for you, Jennifer. They probably are the ones who put the nail in the middle of the road for me anyway, Right? Right. Exactly. Come in Nuit. Alright, Mobile butchers. This is a new thing. Yeah, This is my story for CNBC this week. People are concerned about Coben and meat packing plants. And so increasingly, they're cutting out the middle man. So to speak, and more are buying animals directly from farms or parts of animals and paying to have someone slaughter and caught him up. Then you stored in a freezer. You got enough meat for a year. This is this was is a common thing with Some people, But this is a new thing for a lot of people. I talked to a guy being my story in Santa Paula Kin short at old fashioned country Butcher. This is marched Memorial Day's A slow time of the air business has doubled for him as he's going out and quote unquote processing animals for individuals..
Brooks Brothers will make masks, gowns in coronavirus battle
"And clothing retailer Brooks brothers is in the process of shifting its three manufacturing facilities in the U. S. from making shirts ties and suits the hospital masks and gowns the company is looking to manufacture one hundred fifty thousand masks a
The Photograph's Stella Meghie on Writing for Romance
"I'm going to tell you a story about following your heart and the hero of our story is Canadian filmmakers Stella McGee and she has a new movie out today called the photograph up until a few years ago Stella was a publicist in New York but then she did something many of us dream about she quit your day job and she walked away from that job to go study screenwriting and from that point on Stella McGee became this unstoppable force her first movie gene of the Joneses was a big hit and when Stella directed her second film in twenty seventeen she was the only black woman that year with the wide release movie and sell Mickey is with me in studio right now hello hi I'm very pleased to be talking to you about this film it is the photograph is a romantic dramma would you say that you are romantic and now for only nine and probably much less sentimental than the characters and stories that I write yeah also you didn't you didn't have a phase in your life where you went to a romantic I mean of course everybody dies by it I'm probably I'm I'm probably less sentimental than you'd imagine how do you get roped into this romantic drama okay no but I'm a fan I you know I don't know it's maybe it's you know that's not me in real life but in movies you know I love romantic dramas I love Amanda comedies I I love it I love it when it's fictional well that the film the photograph it spans generations and it's about a woman name may who loses her mother and she begins looking into her mother's early life and she discovers that her mother had this secret longing a lost love listen to this my daughter I put my lan into for which is to expand my heart instead of people are supposed to be a date I love you I love you too I understand why she can tell me about online plus he was alive maybe she thought it would look at or another way that's a clip from the new movie the photograph and I'm here with writer and director Stella McGee you said that this story is partly inspired by your grandmother have so I mean at the time I was writing it I I found out that my my grandmother had a daughter when she was really young and she was going to be reunited with her she was living in London and you know I I didn't know much about it and you know seeing my grandmother kind of go through the motions of of the guilt and fear and the excitement you know it just really it just really touched me and you know made me start thinking about kind of the the the the family layer of the story and the things that you don't know about your you know your mother or your grandmother that's a big story and then you what made you want to take that story and then turn it into a room romantic story on top yeah I mean at the time I wanted I was I was thinking about doing manic drama because and normally right kind of comedy drama romance and I really wanted to do something a little more dramatic and so I was playing with these characters of may and Michael and then that story kind of just you know like I said I wanted to kind of link hi your history how your family history FX your present and how you relate to people and and everybody thinks about that right now yeah you know jet it's you know it's a generational kind of story and I'm always kind of it you know exploring generational stories you know that was G. in the Jones as you know that was the weekend and you know I'm close to my mom and my mom was really close to her mom and I grew up knowing my great grandmother so like that that link is very strong for me is your grandmother still around no she passed away a few years ago yeah because when you love to know her reaction yeah I know it's probably hate it yeah there's the grandmother I guess there's no other way to say this about the film it is a romance and I have to say the sex in it is great to it is not like a Thomas yes but there's one major scene and I remember watching it without my producer Vanessa and after that was over we both turn to each other and we said well that was shot by a woman because it was tender and intimate and believable as a director how do what do you think and how do you approach sex in this movie I wanna get across intimacy you know I want to get across a woman's the filament you know I wanna protect my actors to feel not objectified but we're manta sized and what they're doing is a scary thing for you because lord knows a lot of sex has been done so badly yeah it's hard to do yeah I hated my worst day on set for sure really yeah because I'm just wanting to make sure that it that that's the day that like it really has to go right emotionally like I just wanna make sure I'm good to my actors that were in and out quickly that I get what I need without asking more for more than I need you know this checked on the sat you know there's just a lot of pieces that go in to make sure that everyone's comfortable and you know I mean I just feel like a lot of responsibility to my actors and actresses on set to make sure that it goes well um is it more a question of knowing what you don't need to shoot instead of what you need to shoot this work going on it's about knowing exactly what you want to put in on camera knowing you know an editing out editing it out in your head before you go in so you're not exploring right yeah I'm not using them to now yeah try thing yeah there is structured one of your leads in the photograph is east array and a lot of people may know her from the show does Saudi Robert thank but no one cares because I'm I have been a part of Amazon I reach for my she says that that's the survey on the HBO comedy in secure oesa has this very strong background in comedy and what convinced you that she was the right lead for this romantic drama I mean we'd work together and secure and you know we kind of did a like my first episode with her was like a bottle episode that wasn't really the typical in secure episode in she was just on a date for the most part for the whole thing with one guy and it was just interesting to see kind of the softer side of her that is and always explored on the show and and getting to know her you know she's like a Stanford graduate very smart very stoic at times you know there's just another side to her and another to her to you know to her range that I thought she could tap into mmhm yeah you've worked with a lot of comics people who are known for their comedy work us this year as a mater and Sherri shepherd what is it that you like about working in I love comedians I mean I am I would rather not be see if he is if I don't have to be I just relate to them I find that my writing has a you know there's always kind of dry under current of comedy to it no matter what so I find when I work with comedic actors they can always find the joke even if the line feels drier or flat yeah that's nice I also wonder too whether act for actors working in comedy feels a little bit like there in an isolation chamber in the they worry about being able to do other stuff as well and they're dying to get a different thing yeah I find comics are kind of fearless you know they they have to be I think it's this one of the most scary professions and I you know I I often think they can stretch the most and tap into the most in a you're listening to Q. on Lori brown in for Tom power and I'm here with still McGee the Canadian director behind the new film the photograph now to your story about that moment when you quit your day job to follow your dreams tell me about that day I'm I think they quit when I got into school I think when I got the acceptance letter into grad school for screenwriting I gave notice a thing of as working at Brooks brothers at the time and in I it's just something that I've been thinking about for a long time and when it finally came I was ready to go well yeah big change though yeah big changes showed up in London I've never even been there and I started school well how long were you at school are the program is around here and and I stayed in London for almost three yeah do you like the wind I love London I mean the best part about living there you can kinda go to Berlin on the weekend or you know to do a lot of traveling kind of stuck up a lot of experiences this movie took you to lie yeah how did it feel about being being back there as a director of you know I love peppering in my own life into things and so it was fine I guess Michael there's a there's a lot of me and Michael and that's me okay yeah yeah and it was fun you know kind of putting putting putting him in that situation that I've been in who let's hear a clip from your debut film let's go back to twenty sixteen this is a bit of gene the Joneses right now though mommy but if I don't ask wind should I make it
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"Spirit. Yeah, I'm glad that they didn't demolish this place, but it's still it's still up. It's nice to see actually. Hey, there, listener, if you like household name, I think you'll really like make me smart with Chi in Mali each week. Marketplace's KAI Ryssdal in Mali would team up for a deep dive into one big thing in the world of tech, the economy and culture. They help make sense of everything from whether the country's biggest companies are keeping wages down to why corporate harassment training. So broken and much more and a time when the world is moving faster than ever make me smart helps to understand how to get smart about what you need to know each week find make me smart wherever you get your podcasts. Exactly one year after the attacks, the Brooks brothers reopened at one liberty plaza across from grant zero. Another stores, reopened. Our damage was plus Matic. It Watson. Structure. So they were able to replace everything and put it back to business 'Antonio Hazou had spent that year at another location uptown. So I said, well, what did go back to liberty plots? That's my home. I love the place. It was. It was always he's always going to be in my heart cycle. Wanted to show downtown was back in business. When he first returned to the store, people in the building security guards in the like started telling him stories which only the, you know that your were stocked with. Bodybags the only have extremities. He turned to his friend, Jackie, who was another salesperson there me and my friend, Jackie. What we did is we took a moment when to the ladies department which also was used for that, and we put out a prayer for the souls that were, you know, if it would happen. After that, everything was Tom and clean and we move on with knives. Remember what the pair was? Well, it was something like own ROY. He we are praying for the soul last floor and this faster fee and so on. It was something on those lines. Make sure that we feel comfortable in cleared. A prayer was put out for for those people. After that things mostly returned to something resembling normal. We were kind of a quiet in the first year or so, but we were there. The area around the store was still a mess. But one day a man walks in Huston somebody who your story. Oh, what's here? This guy tie, you know why he he was decides they say, what should wear it was the guy who had come into by ties before his interview at cantor FitzGerald. I research. Oh. Guy, cantor FitzGerald was one of the worst hit companies on nine eleven more than two thirds of its workforce. Died that day. But this man had never made it to his interview. But in this case was just a question is that the guy can help it him and make him a little bit later. Oh, late the he was already, but, hey, if you feel safer today, I'm happy. I don't know his name because I never took his name or anything like that, but this is one of those things I keep thinking about when I think about nine eleven and everything that went on and and it was just the one guy that probably is live just because. He was with me. He was very decisive. Antonio would go on to work at that store for another sixteen years. Sandeep would become a successful cardiologists in author, this area is once again a tourist attraction. Now as much for the memorial as for the gleaming new mall, you could pass that Brooks brothers have no idea what happened there. The head up to the second floor and right by the dressing rooms, there's a gallery of photos. There are photos of the store in the days after the attacks, and then in the same spot, ten years later, the sweaters suits are now clean and the mannequins. Once again, stand in the window.
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"And then that was, and then I did not go back the next day. For a long time. I just didn't really want to read anything. Nine, eleven? I knew that the memorial was being erected, but I didn't really. I only visited last year maybe two years ago. You know, it's just just something that I kind of put in a corner of my mind in and I, it's not something that I particularly talked about, or you know. Why not just didn't want to just didn't. I didn't think it was something that I really wanted to revisit or or talk about what I'd seen. You know, maybe there's a little bit of PTSD year, you know. I, I don't wanna put a word like that on it. I don't. You know what I went through was just so minuscule compared to what some of the firefighters, policemen, who were down there for weeks, you know, and other people were there for a long time. I was there for relatively short period of time, but the experience was such that I didn't really want to remember that much of it. Warren Brooks brothers closed before then? Oh, yeah. I still to do you think about that at all? Vaguely also. Rolling and it's such a contrast like the store is one that just sort of seems Tim body all America. Values. Business attire. I don't know what I think of clean living in then. There was more in the store. It's just it was unreal. From what little I know about the motivations of the terrorists that day. They were really trying to hit at the centers of Americanism commerce, and the signature of New York's skyline is no more. And one could argue that Wall Street in what embodies the mercantilism capitalism. That was, you know, their motivation. The fact that Brooks brothers sort of swept up in that was obviously an accident. But you know, it's sort of in keeping with that day. Have you been back to that store since then? No. All looks so different because it was, you know, everything was bombed out. It was rubble all the way up to the entrance to the store. Yeah. The dressing is read over here. What do you see describe it. This was exactly. It's all rushing back. But yeah, it was very dark. And. This was actually not the morgue per se, the that was on different wing, but. So these tables had been cleared out, and then there was that one table that was people were sitting in recording. And then there was like this open area in the middle where people were bringing in the body parts to be processed. But yeah, it's. That's exactly what I remember. I do remember seeing the shirts stacked up neatly. Yeah. We hear that a lot. Terrorists. To win to two to merge victorious. You. You rebuild and rebuilt. Right on the World Trade Center site. Right. And. That's that reflects, you know, the American spirit.
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"And. They were. Sifting through the body. this person had been their whole lower body had been severed, and so they was like pelvis, lower part of the body out of the pelvis were hanging basically their abdominal organs. And I just remember feeling incredibly nauseous that point. I wasn't sure what to do, and I don't think anyone knew what to do, and there was a woman there who ended up saying something like holy mother of God, what do we do with this? But then someone said that part of this victim had been brought in earlier with cell phone. So they were going to try to use the cellphone to identify his family and call, and I guess deliver the bad news, but that wasn't our job. We were just supposed to document these parts and have the people behind the table, fill out the form and then attach the form to the bag and then move on. And after they got through that, I would just standing there and the woman turned to me and said, I've got to leave. I just, I can't do this right. You know, I can't do this anymore. I need a break. Are you a doctor? And I said, yes, and she said, great, you're in charge. Now. What did you think when they put you in charge? This is what you had dreaded when you first walked. I didn't want to be in charge. I just I. I'm cardiologists. I don't relish emergencies, but I to handle emergencies people having heart attacks, and but this was so beyond anything I was able to do. It was pathology. It wasn't. It wasn't what I had been trying to. So I mean, I recognize the importance of it. I, I was really glad that there are people there was doing this job, and then the other guy who is a PG y. three said that he was also going to be stepping out. I don't know how many hours that they had spent their their fortunately, a couple of other doctors. And because I guess because I was a PG y. four suddenly I was in charge. they may have brought in another stretcher with the parts and they were. I remember, you know, had gloves on and I sort of looked and and I tried to do my best to identify what these parts were, you know, spleen, liver, whatever. And I try to get through one of those and that at that point I just started feel like physically sick. I just couldn't do it. Therefore, Cup other doctors there, and they were those people behind the table. And I said, you know, I just can't do this right now, and I ended up walking out. I would have stayed if I could have done it, but I think you might, you know, probably could imagine that doing that for about forty five minutes or an hour congest it's it's it's such a emotionally tribute thing that that I just had to get away. As I was walking. I remember there were the dressing room. They were like bags and bags of unused bodybags. So they were clearly were planning on doing this for longtime. I remember not walking out to the lobby, but just walking out through a door, just pushing it open and just walking out onto a street. That was just pretty much demolished. Back in. How long were you there? Would you said. It's such a blurb probably about an hour, maybe forty, five minutes. I don't really remember how I got home. I think you're watching this from afar. There's almost this feeling that the first responders and the people Hugh rushing in their almost like superhuman that they're not having emotions in these periods are not experiencing grief for revulsion or any of those things. Yeah, it's impossible not to experience emotional upheaval in trauma in a situation like that. I mean, there are situations where you can turn off your feelings or at least suppress them. You know, in the service of rational thought, you know, when you try to diagnose the patient or you're working with sick patients like I do, but that kind of situation, it's just impossible because you just understand the enormity of, you know what? What happened? Moreover, it was in my hometown, and there was no doubt that subsequently I was to hear about people in a my Bill. Ending who worked down at the World. Trade Center were subsequently parents of my children's friends who perished, you know. So it was. It was. You couldn't be there without being aware of that. And
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Waking up and just believe with unbelievably heavy hearts, especially those who have lost loved ones or who are uncertain, where their loved ones are very understandably. My wife did not want me to go down the second day. We still don't know how high the human toll will climb. She thought I played my role and that there was really no reason to go down. Again, the early numbers, Matt are staggering two hundred sixty six people on the four hijacked went back to the triage center, policemen shouted that they needed doctors in the Brooks brothers building that they had set up a morgue there and they needed doctors there and he wasn't clear what it was about. And at that point I'd spent quite a bit of time in the tree are center. Nothing was really going on. So they were asking for help somewhere else. So I went ahead and followed him in walked over to the. Brooks brothers building, we got to the building. I remember in the lobby, they was just shattered class, and there were Cleese dogs. And I think actually at that point they were using dogs to search for survivors. There were some German shepherds in the lobby of the Brooks brothers building, and then there was a curtain and someone was saying, you can't come through here unless your doctor. And the policeman who had followed said, I have a doctor here, and so he led me in and then we were in, I guess I floor of Brooks brothers building book, brothers store. I remember there were tables with shorts, like Brooks brothers shirts. Some of the clothes had like thick dust on them, but you can still make out that that was green in and that's pink in that, you know. So you could still sort of make out the colors. It was just so incredibly surreal. There was really nothing I walked in and I remember there were about three doctors sore standing on the floor, and then behind them there was a table and there were three or four people sitting at the table and that was about it, and they were sort of standing around. And I think that someone had just brought in a body part and they were trying to figure out what to do with it. The three people behind the table were, I think, listening for instructions and maybe filling out forms. And the main doctor, there was a man. He was older than I was looked like. Maybe he was in his mid forties, but he had a badge that said PG three, which means he was a third year resident, and I was actually a fellow at the time. So I was actually more senior than he was. And I just remembered that thought really disturbing me that they might actually call a me to run this thing, and I absolutely no idea what to do. And this older gentleman seem to know much more than I did about what to do. At one point, I think someone who's sitting behind the table said, do we need a separate form or do we need a separate bag for each body part? And there was like silence known, really new. I think someone's going to go ask the policeman, but I don't think they knew so it was. It was just a sort of scene of tremendous improvisation, not really knowing what was going on, and I would just kind of standing there and then they brought in. You know, the the, the remains of someone who of someone who had tied and.
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"The flagship rewards credit card offers three times points on all travel purchases in two times points on everything else. You'll also get other benefits like a statement credit for global entry and TSA pre check, check out navyfederal dot ORG for more information and to apply. Now, message and data rates may apply, visit navyfederal, dot org, slash flagship for more information. A quick note before we start this episode is about nine, eleven. Some parts are graphic and maybe difficult to listen to. Every morning I head into a skyscraper in lower Manhattan. It's called one liberty plaza and its imposing even a little ominous looking fifty, four stories of steel painted black coming at it from the west. I climb up some steps and pass a huge Brooks brothers store on the first floor in the window. There are pictures of models and perfect, conservative Oxford's Argyle sweaters a September eleventh, two thousand one when terrorist attack the World Trade Center across the street, the paper and rubble from the collapsing buildings piled up on those steps that one liberty plaza building, which is just to the east of the world trade. Some of those windows were blown out rumors spread fast buildings starting to twit. Said they saw some windows starting to break. We're we're, we are seeing the windows breaking from the one liberty plaza steel held up. Our office is in that building now and ever since we moved in. I've thought about what of looked like around here seventeen years ago. What was grand Sierra across the street is now glass towers and a transportation hub that looks like a white winged Caterpillar. This was an is a hub of capitalism to stock exchanges, big banks and lots and lots of stores are all right here. One liberty plaza once again, looks like it did before the attacks right up those steps just as there's been since the building opened in the seventies. There's that too story, Brooks brothers selling the uniform of capitalism, and there's this one photo that has always stuck with me. It was taken right after nine, eleven from the outside. Looking in in the background. The store is remarkably intact shelves and shows of perfectly stack dress shirts in the foreground there. Two mannequins one leans on his back, pressed up against the table of shirts. The other two it's left is lying. Flat on its back on the ground on top of dust and papers and broken glass blown in from the buildings that collapsed few feet away the mannequins look like bodies in at the moment that picture was taken. It's almost like it was foreshadowing what the store would become a few hours later. It's a story I hadn't heard before a Brooks brothers storefront here. The collapse site is now a makeshift more where rescue workers were bringing any body parts. And now I think about a guy I met who lived through that. From business insider in Stitcher. This household name show about brands, you know, in stories you don't. I'm damn Bobkov. It's been seventeen years since nine eleven. It feels to me like we've begun to lose the specific details of that day. The small stories we're more likely now to see images of rescue workers, putting a flag on rubble. Horror has given way to patriotism. So today a different September eleventh story. How to people's lives were changed at the Brooks brothers store next to the World Trade Center. The first adapter salesman named Antonio, his use who helped dress a man about to go for a job interview in the towers after the first blast and Tonia fled an amid the chaos and confusion. Rescue workers transformed his store into a makeshift morgue. The second a young doctor named Sandeep Jehad later, found himself inside the store when it become a place to take body parts, desperately IMP. Providing as the unlikely leader in the room. What happened in his brief time there before sent deep to question his training preparation and his own limits, Cindy was like many first responders. He felt like he couldn't do much but gave everything he could. Whenever people talk about nine eleven, they almost always talk about the weather so he can look the highlights New York City. Beautiful day here. Eighty degrees at sky that morning, it was stunningly blue miles and miles of sunshine miles Davis. Gonna put miles out there today nights as alarmingly blue. One said airline pilots have a term for the unlimited visibilities on days like that severe clear. I think people talk about the weather as a way of saying that morning was exceptionally ordinary, like the best version of an average Tuesday at first. That's what it was like for in Tonio. Zeus, it was like seven thirty when we got there to open up and then thirty. We fool on business back then and Tonio held the keys to the Brooks brothers across the street from the World Trade Center. So he was the one who got things up and running that morning. He made sure the piles of sweaters and the racks of suits were ready for the kinds of people who shopped at that store. Typical Wall Street guy, the family. Guide in, of course, the tourists coming in to look at the towers today, Antonio's a salesman at a new Nordstrom men shop uptown. We caught him on his lunch break outside, but he spent a couple of decades at the two level Brooks brothers at one liberty plaza selling, white collars to the white collar workers. I love the place. It was. It was always, you know, he's always going to be in my heart because while you were in the insight, you wear nail side. You can see everything was going on when he was home when he was sweating when he was snowing. So it was. It was always nice to be there. And on that morning, just after Antonio and locked the front doors. A guy rushed in Hindi lake sti- in either the deny by trying to convince him for interview. He knew to get different tires more conservative. They why he chose it. The customer had a big job interview in a few minutes at cantor FitzGerald, the financial firm at the top of north tower, rippling out a why should. Out of the wall to place it there. And took his jacket off input on the top, and I was showing him ties, you don't wanna like this. I like this. I don't like that one and and we were like back and forth with the dilemma. And is it normal thing you know where you selling, you have to offer options choices. And by the time he'd finally settled on a tie. It was around a quarter to nine. The guy left headed toward the towers then at eight forty, six AM and Tonio heard what he thought was thunder. The north tower was eight hundred feet away, then screaming and fleeing than another crash. This time, the south tower, just five hundred feet from the store. Antonio ran away and into a building farther away trying to escape, but then realizing he couldn't outrun the debris. Then when he finally clear a left that was stepping on all these powder misuse coming in with this white like dos like cinnamon like. Whatever it was there and you look at the legis of the Bill, these and they is like like, like as snow, had gone through any and everything is full of papers. And of course, the smell of like like burning wire, which I can. I get that on my head. I was in panic mode by I was I was in control. So that's I walked around and encounter other people there seem to be lost. Like I saw this guy that used to be a shoeshine guy. They only knew one way in one way out home and I walked with him through the streets to find a way you'll get him back on a bus or something like that for him to go home. It