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Ian Prior and Mark Levin Analyze Collusion Between AG Merrick Garland and NSBA
"Yeah again going back to Garland you know it was interesting when they asked him about this case and he said he didn't know about it but it sounds like a state issue No no what we're talking about is violating federal law title 9 perhaps more Meanwhile when we're talking about domestic terrorism what we're talking about is state law right State law things like trespass disorderly conduct Those are state issues The Department of Justice has its priorities all backwards because it's completely politicized by this administration And you worked at the department justice right I absolutely did Mark And I can tell you one thing that letter from the NSPA came out on September 29th and they were able to turn around and memo in two business days I mean those things take weeks You got to tell the U.S. attorneys You got to tell office of legal counsel obviously the policy You got to coordinate with other cabinets and departments that are involved Please that thing was done probably written well beforehand and given to the attorney general when it was convenient when they got that in FDA letter It's a complete inside job and the Republicans need to stay on this People by the way you can foia the United States Department of Justice and see the internally who wrote the memo who was responsible for the memo who signed off on the memo any other communications that took place too So I would just tell my audience you know hundreds and hundreds of you ought to pile on and file those frequent information act and fire them right into the Department of
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Of representatives in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy one. He wrote that his nominee had served the country states and community with dedication and devotion more also was quick to point out that the state of massachusetts had already officially recognized the nominees methods however unconventional they might have been in population control and applied psychology. Sure the facts and events surrounding the nominee service were vague and morehead intentionally and carefully worded the resolution still the house voted unanimously in favor of it. Now i'm sure that a lot of things ran through. Moore's mind by then although slightly horrified he also wasn't surprised in a strange sort of way he also founded it amusing and could barely contain his laughter. You see he'd proven a point that no one he worked with actually read the resolutions. They voted on and that they hadn't for a very long time and thanks to moore's experiment they literally had no idea who they had just honored for their work on population control within minutes of approval he withdrew his proposal and everyone appeared stunned that he would pull the resolution before the ink had even dried and so they waited for an explanation now back then he still wore a tie to work and he might have tugged at it just a little before reminding them of the date april first and his resolution had been part prank part test to see if these professional politicians actually paid attention to the job that they had been elected to perform considering the results of the votes he was cleared that they most certainly did not because moore's carefully reworded proposal was designed to honor a man named albert desalvo otherwise known as the famous serial killer from massachusetts the boston strangler. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Erin minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
This Is Why Joe Biden Uses a Fake White House Set
"Why does joe biden. Keep on going to this. Fake white house set when he actually is in the white house. It's really bizarre. One thirteen why go to the trouble. The have a white house. We'll stephen miller spent the last four years in the white house as an advisor to trump. And here's his explanation for it because he would know quote. The reason biden uses this bizarre virtual set for televising meetings and not an actual room like the east room. The cabinet the oval the roosevelt room etcetera a lot of rooms. The reason does this is because it allows them to read a script directly from a face on monitor and without teleprompter glass. That can be seen on camera. So who's in charge. I haven't heard enough people say this but it's so clear that obama's running the country.
Will We Be Able to Trust Trump's Personnel in 2024?
"Had traitorous literally traitorous seditionists in the building at ranks above. My rank was a deputy to the president. We had chiefs of staff like john kelly. It's it's disgusting that he was a marine. But we have people like john. Kelly vincent and others who are actively sabotaging president trump. It is my contention and we're not going to mention names. Hits a little bit too early for that that president trump is already surrounded or still surrounded by some of the wrong people who gave him bad advice and are just there for the money and selfish reasons during the last four years talk to our millions of listeners. Liz what can we do about that in. A how confident are you that we will have a trust worthy america first bench if we can stop the fraud and he wins again and he gets a second term so i think he openly admits the when he's asked you know what's the best thing you did was the worst and he says personnel some not very. Yeah and i think in i think he he knows that and There were some good ones too though. We gotta remember that. But for the record the fact that he achieved what he adjacent with members of his cabinet working against him. Truly i mean you know you you you thank the good lord every night but we can't do that again this right and honestly so some of these people though you at least they had me fooled some of these people swamp i mean it you had no idea and the one good thing. There's not many the silver lining about what happened in. November is kind of a dividing and people came out of the woodwork. Yeah really exposed people's true colors and what they actually believe and if they don't actually believe in it so i think that's benefit shaw. And now we can. Just ask be point late. Like joe biden get eighty one million votes. Yeah
Boris Epshteyn on Today's Election Audit in Arizona
"So let's talk about frankly. It's been delayed for months. The arizona owed it. A lot of people are losing faith. Eunice got off the phone with somebody so talented baras one. Can we cautiously expect. Well you know sources of source. So i've been as you know. I've been staying abreast of what's going on in arizona really keeping a close eye on it and make and here's the deal. The audit and audit report should be the audit and audit report. The numbers don't lie ride. The process doesn't lie. So what what. I wanna make sure. Is that when we get tomorrow is the exact representation of what was found. Isn't watered down in any way is from what i understand from what i'm hearing. We are going to see numbers which reflect ballots and issues which are magnitude higher than the difference between president trump. joe pike county alone this mockup county alone. who's doing the audit. And do we trust them. Cyber ninjas doing the audit doug doug logan do we trust them yes and they've shown to be good people to show be honorable people that never. I don't think they've done something like this before. Because nobody's ever really done a full forensic audit of nobody's but it's a tough slog has been and also you gotta remember maricopa county's done everything they can to not turn over that of the nation and because the doj's heavy-handedness an audit to be two parts to recount. What you count the ballots and figure out which ones are authentic. Not anna
Why Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Objects to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act
"We have a very special guest on the line none other well you know have friends fellow. Patriots called mt g representing georgia's fourteenth district congresswoman. Marjorie taylor green. Is it true you just left the flow of the house. What's going on there. Tell us give us an update. Yes i did. I just walked off and i'll have to be heading in here in a few more minutes. We're voting on amendment after amendment Most of this is going for the nda. So this is one of those wild weeks where vote after vote Most of them are democrat amendments. Because as you know they usually don't take republican amendments and some members of the freedom caucus have said that the nda should not be voted on by republicans until we see certain other actions taken by the white house. What's the state of play is going to go through. What's the latest number. Well there's a lot of us in the freedom caucus that are taking a stand against it we are. We're against drafting our daughters strapping young women. Especially when there's seventeen million young men eighteen to twenty five already signed up the flex services and our current Active duty military forces or at one point three million. And we're not even at war so there's no need to even be talking about drafting women at sample ridiculous. Of course we know women are capable and they're equal but we're just not into drafting our daughters our our wives and and don't think that that's that's necessary. It's another one of those Racing gender you know social issues. It's just pointless with that we can't trust this. How can we trust the military the leaders especially after they abandoned americans and and look what they did they arm the taliban so there's a lot to unpack
'It's Worse Than Slavery': Rep. Maxine Waters Attacks Horseback-Riding Border Patrol Agents With Whips
"Wonder if you're a blacklist to america first or black voter what you think of. Maxine waters saying the photographs of customs and border patrol agents using the reins of their horses bridle to stay that animals and protect them from illegal. Aliens who on american citizens is worse. Then slavery now. I'm no historian. But i've seen roots which by the way if you're not familiar was ally. The author had to admit that he made it up. You know couldn't akin tae not actually a real story but the imagery is accurate if not the individual person and the story. Slavery involved the selling of human beings by black africans to white traders. They're being carried over the seas in the insides of ships in truly inhuman conditions. Worse than any prison with disastrous survival rates to arrive on the shows of america and many other countries brazil as well brazil had more slaves per capita than america ever did. I wonder why brazilians don't have inherent racism in their culture. Like we are told we have here thanks to the purveyors of crt and then they were treated by mostly southern democrats owning their plantations as chattel a fancy word which means property like a horse like a donkey like a meal like a bale of hay. They were prop petit. They were shackled. They were beaten. They would torture. They were killed. With nary a consequence for those who kill the may were lynched linked mostly by democrats or members of the k. k. k. which was a democrat organization. But that the lynchings the beatings. The murders was not as bad as the image of a customs and border patrol agent. Doing his job on the border
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"A lot of great accomplishments have come out of compromises. The magna carta is a powerful example drafted in the year twelve fifteen. The document made a compromise between king john and his barons setting the stage. For many elements of the modern democratic process. Marriage is another of those moments of compromise. What else are the vows of the bridegroom but a promise to work hard and stay together no matter the cost. Two sides coming together to set aside differences and work together building something. That's better than the two individual pieces clearly. When we compromise we can make great things but compromise didn't look possible when the players arrived at fenway park back on september eleventh of nineteen eighteen. It was game five of the world series and after a long season and a lot of hard work. The red sox were feeling pretty proud of their accomplishments so proud it seems that they wanted more specifically. They wanted a bigger payday for their championship. Games for context the entire payroll for the red sox organization. That year was around ninety thousand dollars. Roughly one point five million in modern dollars. Last year their payroll was over one hundred. Eighty two million so it might be fair to agree that the one thousand nine hundred and nine red sox were a bit underpaid justified or not the team disgusted amongst themselves and decided that if they're owner harry frizzy didn't pony up a little extra dough. They weren't going to take the field and with a little over ten thousand people waiting in the stands dozens of whom were wounded world. War one veterans. There was a lot of pressure to make a decision quickly. It took about an hour but finally the players and frazee came up with a compromise. No they wouldn't get a pay raise for their performance that day but they would take a moment to honor those veterans. And how would they do it with a song. Of course frazee approached the band that played at each of the games and leaned in toward the musicians. There was a brief conversation and then the men nodded in agreement. A moment later the notes of a song rang out and everyone in attendance stood up and took off their hats at first the people. They're just listened hypnotized by the beauty of it all slowly. Though more and more of the military service members began to sing along and others followed them by the time the last verse came around the entire crowd was bellowing out the words as best. They could all to the tune of an old british bar song about getting drunk and flirting with the ladies which might sound rights. If you've ever been to a baseball game except those weren't the words. The crowd was singing. No the song had been used in america for nearly a century before that day with a whole new set of lyrics. A poem really written by a guy named francis scott key it wouldn't be until nineteen thirty. One when the star spangled banner would be recognized as the official national anthem. But at that game on september eleventh of nineteen eighteen it became a fixture of another american institution baseball. You see in the years that followed and inspired by the impact. The song had on the audience that day frazee headed played before each and every red sox game and in the process started a tradition. That still taking place today in a wide assortment of sporting events yes. The star spangled banner is a wonderful way to honor our military before each game. But it's important to remember remember that it almost didn't happen at all today. It's an essential part of the ballpark experience and yet in nineteen eighteen. It was nothing more than a bit of compromise a way to get the players out of the dugout and onto the field and in the end though it's also a reminder of an even older baseball tradition arguing about money. 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That blew his peers away and wild his friends and family and he had a way with words that most kids just didn't which led the poems and stories that hinted at an underlying genius just waiting to burst forth and conquer the world patrick's father though didn't earn a lot of money and he knew as a single parent looking at his large family that there was honestly just no chance he'd be able to give all of them a push out into the world in fact it would take all his resources plus the efforts of the rest of the kids descend patrick off the college but they somehow managed art. School was supposed to be the key. That would unlock patrick's genius but not long. After arriving he was headed home. There's even rumor that he didn't even attend classes but instead tried his hand at teaching others how to paint and not only that but the process had used up all of the funds his family had worked so hard to give him their one. Great hope dashed on the rocks failure after that he got a local job tutoring others but it allowed him a lot of time to socialize. Which was good. Patrick was an outgoing guy and he happened to live in an area that was frequented by an artistic crowd musicians. Writers artists all of them rubbing shoulders together in the same space and he was right there among them sometimes he would even show them his most recent work and they loved it all. It had to have honestly been incredibly encouraging to stand in front of his heroes and have them praise his work and consider him appear. It's easy to imagine how his family felt about it. All too sure art school hadn't panned out and the boy had lost all their money but he was starting to get the attention of big players in the art world. So maybe all their efforts had been worth it after all but a sadly wouldn't be aside from a few pieces that got published in small time magazines. Patrick just couldn't seem to get his career off the ground and that frustration and despair started to creep in and rot his drive and his hope from the inside out. Alcohol and drugs became his escape when he lost his teaching job. He was forced to move back home with his father and siblings not long after he got a job as an administrative assistant at the local public transit. No it wasn't an artistic job but it paid real money. And that could have provided a boost to his efforts in the publishing world if he treated the job with respect instead he used it as an opportunity to steal after all having access to the accounting system made it easy for him and over his short time there he managed to.
Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team
"Afghanistan's Taliban is named more deputy minister is doubling down on an old male team Taliban officials have expanded in troop cabinet list by naming more male ministers are failing to appoint any women therefore making more pronounced a hog line calls despite the international outcry that followed the initial presentation of all male line up early this month spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid heat has defended the latest additions to the captain as saying it includes members of ethnic minorities such as the house saris and that women might be added later I'm Charles de Ledesma
Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them
"The Afghan Taliban have replaced a ministry for women with one restricting them on others so much that he saw restaurant former adviser of the Afghan women's affairs ministry says unfortunately there's no place for the women's affairs ministry in the framework of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and there's no presence to a women in the cabinet of the Islamic emirate the Taliban rulers have now set up a ministry the propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice in the building that once housed the women's affairs ministry escorting out will backstop was this part of the force move it's the latest troubling sign that the Taliban or restricting women's rights as they settle into government I'm Charles de Ledesma
Biden Court Pick Says Brett Kavanaugh Is ‘Morally Bankrupt’
"Welcome back america. I'm hugh hewitt. Thank you for joining me. On this thursday morning senator. Tom cotton from arkansas. Is my guest. Good morning senator. Thank you for joining me. Good morning to you. It's good to be on with you as always. I've got a lot of things to covering begin. Perhaps counter intuitively with your on the senate judiciary committee. I played part of your questioning of the nominee jennifer sung the night circuit. I would not vote to confirm anyone who signs such a letter. Will you know of course not huge. Jennifer song is a far left lawyer who signed a letter the day after brett cabinet. I was nominated. I think she called him intellectually and morally bankrupt and predicted that people will die if he's confirmed Look i'm saying disagreeing with kavanagh's rulings. When he was a judge now justice. I disagreed with the here and there as well Disagreed much. every justice's rulings here and there. So i'm a lot more than others. Obviously but i'm not aware why you probably morally bankrupt and it is sung obviously couldn't predict the person or the person who has died in the last three years we vertibrak break capping off to the court. I gotta say no. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The by the ministration has nominated dozens. Maybe hundreds of people whose twitter feed. Show them to be totally unhinged. I i mean they really went off the deep end in the trump or some people that i genuinely respected from the obama era. Maybe i didn't agree with them all the time. But i thought especially in the world of national security. They were responsible sensible sober-minded professionals even if we had our disagreements here and there about say how to confront isis or What our policy iraq was. And then you look at me. Twitter speeds. When i come back in front of us to be confirmed this time around. And they sound like crazy people ranting in the
Worried Trump Could 'Go Rogue,' Milley Took Secret Action to Protect Nuclear Weapons
"Now the big story in washington. Dc and it really did grip the city yesterday is what the general milley say and doom did he say it after the new woodward and cost a book peril has appeared. The white house stepped forward to defend general milley against charges. He did anything inappropriate. Editorials in the washington post and the wall street journal both call for infant investigations and hearings under oath general milley for fear that he is compromised. Not merely american defense into conversations with china but the constitutional order. Now i have said from the beginning two days ago. Hold your fire on this. Wait and see. Acting secretary of defense miller who had replaced mark esperer at the time of the second call says he did not authorize the call and that's extraordinary cause for resignation. Mike pompeo went on fox with hannity last night and made some comments on this. What you to your secretary pompeo number one. I have no recollection of a conversation. Like that. look we were all pretty down. We are about to hand over the reins of foreign policy to what this administration we. We've seen these last eight months. What that means for the united states of america so if someone asked was excited about january twentieth and the fact that we were no longer going to have the capacity to secure american freedom. Count me for being a pretty dark place to. But what's important to know sean. Is you know all this has as a product that somehow there was. This fear there was there was a cabinet members. Run around concern. The donald trump was going to engage in some kind of rogue activity or some kind of act of war to sorta lash out. This never happened. Just it's just patently absurd and so the entire credit for all of this assessment that woodward is now laid out in his book. We'll see what turns out but make no mistake about it. During that entire time the entire time. I served all four years. We conducted orally foreign policy. We had national security team. That was working hard to make sure we make the best decisions. We possibly good. And i think the data set which show that. We did a pretty damn effect job and doing that.
"cabinet" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"This is made but it's very very good. Who's this henry. This is the only one i came up with. This is robert generaux. Formerly the housing secretary. The gang of course being rob generate oliver dowden. And richie sooner so i. The gangs died by moses and so explain the gang and the significance of general leaving. Well so that. Three and also boris johnson. Together in a joint article for the times Which which i read about which was a huge moment in tory. Leadership election like people at trump's becoming leader in two nineteen was it was a foregone conclusion at that stage. it really wasn't all his endorsers. Pretty much up to that point was sort of brexit head. Bangers better this was not normal. This was this was three rising stalls of roughly. The center of the policy sang borisov and that actually interviewed various leadership. Candidates at robert generous westminster westminster house together and they've had very different fortune since robert generic actually got the best job in that first reshuffle. Dowden was minister for cabinet office. Where she soon. I was chief saturday. The treasury generate was housing secretary. He was the first millennial covenants the first ever cabinet minister born in the and thanks to various scandals and just simple failure to realize how big conservative position as planning reforms would be. He's been booted out the cabinet. The first millennial cabinet minister before his fortieth birthday already quite brutal. That was not expected. I think people thought. Jeremy mike demoted maybe to sexually the treasury but nobody quite expected his demise to be swift but it it it. It goes to show a very decisive Anjem decisive reshuffle. Which which frankly didn't show a lot of regard for for loyalty and also because he was because he was planning forms which call so much anger on the toy. Mention even fed into the talk of toys lost the chesham and amersham by-election as much of a threat on the backbenches. No i don't think so. I mean i mean. I don't think anyone's that much with a french governments that everyone's saying you know he knows where the bodies are buried buried most of them so What's how people would say. Oh you call them. L. job on the back benches going to be a pretty big big beast and even then successive survived people who seem very powerful at one point because ultimately that's still department esther he has a majority of that is the most salient fact People can cause trouble rebellions of twenty thirty then not ideal But they can be withstood gavin williamson. Do i think he'll troubling about mentioned. I mean this way knows where the bodies are buried. I mean he lost chief whip for years ago. I'm sure he knows some gossip about mp's of that sort of era but a lot of them got booted out the conservative party. Bob johnson an aren't around anymore So no. I don't think people will go mushroom about but generally we'll bring the experience that comes with having been cabinet minister. She'll will do some interesting campaigns interesting speeches but that is not the same thing. As wielding the knife divorce barstools Premiership in reprisal inside. Now remembering the no normal person takes the united of all these things. Although i suppose actually because of the law states eighteen months some of these people have become celebrities matt hancock so much bigger. Because he'd be on the telly much during the pandemic. So gavin williamson. We'll probably get a bit of cut through what happens now. Look ahead i suppose. The party conference has an opportunity for some of these new people to lay out stool remortgage some new policy. Is this a sort of the big lee boots of government presumably. This is the team which is most likely to take him into the next election. Yeah i think probably get one more reshuffle quite close to the next election. But but this will broadly that team. Yeah I don't know i think this is a reshuffle for the medium-term ralph from the short term. I don't think it's that list trust is going to give a better conference speech than dominant rav. No one cares what the conservative foreign secretary says. Conservative party conference really. I think it is a team. That boris johnson. Things over the next couple of years will give him that he can go into two thousand twenty four seven. Because that's the question that really concerns concept van piece. Twenty nine hundred. The message was clear. Get brexit water. The three words for twenty twenty four varies what. Boris johnson needs to work out over the next few years. And i think the thrust of this reshuffle has been getting people into positions way. He thinks he might be have more strings to his bow With which he can then say actually. This is what i offer. This is what you should also to. This is what you get another five to do more social have done this downturn. Y'all do this. And you know that i'm going to do it. That's that's because the government for a long time by the top of the next election. Fourteen years so we need needs to be able to show something for love stuff. That was that was. I feel like we've got the full collection. There had made dj. Henry's ethman talking to a boy. Johnson hitting shuffle on the cabinet playlist..
Shake, Rattle the Roles: Britains Cabinet Reshuffle
"Britain's prime minister starts today with a very different cabinet than he had yesterday on. Peculiarity of british politics is the cabinet reshuffle. A sudden reordering of who's in charge of what in the government this one was. Well telegraphed and members of parliament had been pressing. Boris johnson on. Who shouldn't be in charge of much with all the talk of cabinet. Reshuffle can the prime minister guarantee that the foreign secretary will finally be sucked that any shuffled or does he intend to the world and competence reshuffles serve many purposes rewarding loyalty punishing perceived foolishness and setting or resetting a political agenda but they're messy and embarrassingly public ministers shuffled past the cameras outside downing street toward their new fates expecting a promotion. Knew it might not seem like a great time for such disruption with the country focused on what the pandemic will bring next and on britain's role in the crumbling of afghanistan but the prime minister has plenty of other business still to attend to and now a new team to tackle. It was expected that. Boris johnson would hold reshuffle. He has space to do so. Now and macelroy is a senior editor at the economist. Britain's coming out of the pandemic enough to do something like that. that wouldn't look like distraction. He won a tight vote on tax raising last week to fund the nhs and social care so he feels that he sweeps all before him. And this is the time to clear out some deadwood and makes them promotions. And what is the dead wood. That's been cleared out with the most. Prominent deadwood. That went out was dominic robb brexit. Here a lawyer. He became foreign secretary and went through that role. I think without great distinction. But he did it and then got into terrible trouble. When the fall of kabul happened. He was on holiday with his family and he didn't really appear to respond quickly enough to the
UK's Johnson Shakes up Cabinet, Eyeing Pandemic Recovery
"British prime minister Boris Johnson has restructured his cabinet to try to shake off missteps of paas ministers the movie is also expected to help him push forward his agenda to boost economic opportunities in the U. K. off to the pandemic one of the biggest changes was the firing of foreign minister Dominic Raab he faced strong criticism often he delayed his return from holiday in Greece as the Taliban takeover Afghanistan last month rob has been demoted to justice secretary and deputy prime minister I moved down from his admiral heading one of the government's biggest departments drop in a key member of the government he stood in for Johnson when the prime minister was hospitalized with corona virus last year Karen Thomas London
Sebastian Has Made Only One Mistake: Backing Bill Barr
"Have made one mistake which i have publicly accepted on this show. I have made at least two or three mea culpas and that has to do with a certain member of the administration. I served with a cabinet member. I was just a lowly strategist deputy to the president and that individual was our attorney general. Bill baugh and i have a story to tell you about bilbao from us nine on this show on social media and elsewhere i made statements about bill baugh being a good guy getting to the bottom of things rooting out corruption in the department of justice. Not making an excuse. Because i you know those words when mine but i made those statements based upon things that had been told to me by very good friends. Who'd worked for bill baugh when he had been the attorney general previously in the bush administration. So it's going on socio deemed to be very reliable. And i repeated that affirmation but i was wrong. I was as wrong as wrong. Could be this man is come. He is swamp. Just look into how richie is in where he got his money from. But you don't need to know that stuff. The inside baseball. You need to know what he did or didn't do for the trump administration how he had one job one job to clean out the stygian origin. Stables that were the department of justice just clean it out of corruption of the likes of stroke mccabe at the fbi komai people who weaponize law enforcement and he didn't nothing zip one. One junior loy gets a slap on the wrist for forging cia document. If i'd forced the cia document ibm jail now and be there for a long
The Unexpected Story of a Man and His Bear, Winnipeg
"The toys from our childhood. Stay with us long after we stop playing with them as adults we may lose track of a beloved stuffed animal or a fun action figure but we keep the memories. We remember how safe they made us feel and darkened bedroom or how much fun we had zooming them around the house as if they were flying and yet no matter what we all grow up and leave childish things behind but thanks to one man's impulsive decision. we learned. We don't have to let the past slip away. Not only can we hold onto it but we can share it with the people we love and keep that joy alive for generations to come harry. Colbourn was born in birmingham england in eighteen eighty seven. When he was eighteen years old he moved to ontario canada where he studied to become a veterinarian surgeon upon receiving his degree he settled in winnipeg in manitoba but duty would eventually call. Harry joined the military when world war one became too great to ignore and he hopped a train to quebec for basic training. It was on his way to the camp when he encountered an odd sight. A hunter had killed a black bear and taken. It's cub to sell at a local trading post. Harry gave them twenty dollars and in exchange he took possession of the bear cub which he named winnipeg after the town where he'd been living. His plan was to raise winnipeg for a little while before releasing her back into the forest. Unfortunately harry's plans change very quickly. Winnipeg became a hit among other troops. They played with her and let her stay in the bunks where. She slept under harry's kat that she grew however winnipeg got too big to live indoors and was relegated to outside like a kind of watch bear for the soldiers. The more time they spend together the harder it became for harry to let go. He in winnipeg had grown close. So close that. When he was ordered to go back to england to fight on the western front he refused to release the bear back into the wild he instead snuck her into the ship with the other troops together. They traveled to the second canadian. Infantry brigade camp near stonehenge in england. Harry let her roam free for a while they were there. She enjoyed playing on the large stones but he soon understood that he would have to give her up. There was just no way for winnipeg to go all the way with him to the front
Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of DeSantis' Mask Mandate Ban
"You put je mask on you. Pick jim ask off. You put your mask back and forth. Shake it all about yet. An appeals court ruled friday. Keep governor to santa's parental mask option. Not his mask mandate or his right band. Not it's not a mask ban. It's a parental option in place. Which means that they can now withhold the salaries of school board members and districts that are requiring face coverings for all students. I would assume at eight o'clock this morning. All of these schools will be served in person with papers find at least thirteen school districts including florida's large sixth-largest. That's palm beach broward. He doesn't he doesn't waste any time. And he's not the kinda guy who just makes some sort of veiled political threat you will follow through. He went to harvard. Su he was a jag attorney and he knows the law and he knows the laws. He wouldn't do this if he didn't think the law was not behind him. Yeah you're right right the double negative all right well and it's the whole cabinet the legislature behind him to they're not messing around with this thing and i'm telling you where's the backlash from parents. I'm sure it's there. It's just we're not hearing from them. Who are so mad at their school board for playing chicken with the school board funding. Yeah it's irresponsible the other thing is that vaccines for twelve year olds. No you cannot do it. Because they don't know what the dosing is right the approval though no it doesn't even have approval they don't know how to dose it but in yet the l. which which is la unified school district. Which one bigger one they just have mandated a vacs requirement for kids. You can't you can't scare. I know exactly what you're saying. So i don't understand the decision. How can you even do that science. Isn't there you can't give a kid the regular amount that you would get no and they don't know how much that is. So my gosh very scary common i i figure it out but i know i got a feeling that are going to figure out quicker the not you
What Are Shadow Governments?
"Is a shadow government we can and do have shadow governments working very hard behind the scenes we can use the definition of shadow to also partly define a shadow government. Well according to this belief the officially elected government is subservient to the shadow government. Which is the true executive power in the tampa bay times april twenty eighth nineteen ninety three an article entitled light is cast on shadow government by thomas churchill done he says the phrase the shadow government was actually coined by an imaginative editorial writer for the tampa tribune. This unknown wordsmith figured readers would be intrigued by ominous talk of sinister conspiracy at work. A mysterious shadow government spinning. It's evil web over an unsuspecting citizenry. Well whether or not you want to see a shadow government happening you have to admit that it might be true an op. Ed news dot com piece on august. Second twenty twenty one entitled trump's shadow cabinet is part of the ongoing coup. It says here. Even though the number of dying trump followers increases daily his coup rolls on now and the trump shuttle universe. he's created a shadow government for his shadow fans. It's not as wacky and idea as it seems suggests trump's solidifying his control over the gop going toward twenty twenty two and twenty twenty four. Well here's another one from the detroit. Free press on march seventh two thousand and two way back when i found this of interest about a shadow government it says here a shadow government. A government not elected by the voters. Holy outside the purview of the. Us constitution all members appointed to their posts by george w bush with no say by the us.
Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities
"The Taliban have announced that women in Afghanistan will be allowed to continue to study in universities what's with segregated classrooms and Islamic dress as compulsory meshes the announcement came as council's foreign minister arrived in Kabul the highest profile visitors since the Taliban announced then you can trim cabinets the minister for higher education of the Bacchae how Connie unveiled the new policies to the media a few days after new or male government was phones any female students who continues as studies because I think he's out he's not make Everett has no problem with them the world has been watching closely to see to what extent the Taliban might act differently from the first time in power in the late nineteen nineties during that era girls and women with tonight in education and were excluded from public life I'm Karen Thomas
Congressman Lee Zeldin Comments on the Unsurprising Lack of Diversity in the Taliban Government
"Have a mind numbing. Here is short clip from our chief. Diplomat this beta male tony blinken. Who surprised that. The taliban aren't all pride. Flags and equity cut seven play cards yesterday. The taliban named a new interim government. We're sesing the announcement but despite professing that a new government would be inclusive the announcement his names consists exclusively of individuals were members of the taliban close associates. And no win your metro intelligence professional you or any of your colleagues surprise that they weren't representatives of the lgbt community any women in the taliban regime and isn't it strange that tony blinken forgot to mention that. Four of the cabinet members are taliban terrorists. That obama released congressman well. There's a lot. There unpack in the reality. Is that this taliban terrorist group would throw a member of the lgbtq community off of a rooftop to their desks before they're going to be appointed to a cabinet and the other thing too. That really requires some serious self reflection by the secretary and others in this administration is that when the taliban and others who are america's adversaries would you would play that clip that you just played at the end of it. They would then start laughing their asses off like they can't believe that this is where the focus is at our are Important approach to foreign policy and we saw this for four years during the trump administration is that we should be understanding or are enemies. Do not respect. We only respect strength And that we have to be strong and consistent Exercising willing to exercise all of our instruments of national power military's included. But that is the last possible option. We have it on the table because we don't wanna use
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Sometimes an item or building jumps out of the story and into reality in japan. For example. there's a bridge with tall tale behind it. About fifty miles from tokyo. In yamanashi prefecture is the city of otsuki. Its history dates all the way back to the jomon period between fourteen thousand three hundred bc. The city was nearly wiped off the map in nineteen forty five two days before the end of world war two following a bombing by the united states but it was able to bounce back after two other towns and four villages combined to form a new rookie in nineteen fifty four. Despite hundreds of years of change and turmoil including near extinction one of the city's lasting treasures is the sorrow hashi bridge also known as the monkey bridge. It's listed as one of the six official places of scenic beauty in japan and those who cross the gorge know that it's a well earned designation although no one knows exactly when the bridge was built an early military document from fourteen seventy nine does mention its existence. It is supported by four pairs of cantilever beams underneath which are embedded directly into the cliff on each side. The beams are also tended with their own peaked roofs to keep the rain and other debris away while the actual center of the bridge is held up by an arch. Of course a bridge doesn't wind up in the cabinet of curiosities simply because it's beautiful. No it's the reason for its nickname that elevates it from a basic way of crossing the river into an architectural marvel according to the legend the monkey bridge earned. Its name in one of two ways. The first comes from a story that dates back to the seventh century. Which told of a couple who desperately needed to cross the gorge with no bridge in place at the time monkeys living in the surrounding forest emerged and used their bodies to form a makeshift bridge. So that the couple could cross safely. A gardener named sheera echo watched all of this happen so he took it upon himself to build a permanent bridge so that others could cross the gorge easily and without any help from the local
"cabinet" Discussed on Before Breakfast
"Hey listeners i've got one word for you getaway. Just imagine the sun the beach an ice cold drink in your hand with the american airlines advantage mile up card from city. You can go from daydreaming two sunbathing by earning miles on everything you buy. It's the card that turns everyday purchases into advantage miles like two times miles at grocery stores. Plus you can even earn a special bonus miles offer after qualifying purchases head to city dot com slash mile up today to apply for the american airlines advantage mile up card and get closer to that getaway. Welcome to before breakfast. A production of iheart radio. Good morning this is laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to build a cabinet of curiosities collecting random items can lead to clutter but done right. It can also renew your sense of wonder for the world which is every bit as important as looking like a minimalist paradise. Today's tip like some other. Recent ones is inspired by geoffrey davis forthcoming book tracking wonder which will be published. This fall this book is all about how to get back in touch with your creative side. Davis points out that many famous scientists of old like charles darwin. We're prolific collectors. They came back from their travels with all sorts of curiosities which could then be displayed and studied now. Of course there are some problems with some of the things they collected and it's also not like they could look things up on the internet if he wanted to study pretty much anything it had to be in your possession or somewhere you could go easily when lots of people kept collections. This meant that are naturalists. Could ask a friend to let them look at. Say a rare bird and they'd be able to compare the wings and learn about the natural world from that even if we these days might like to see the rare bird stay where it is in any case. We don't need to see as many things in person these days. Thank goodness but the impulse to collect interesting. Things is still part of discovery as see this every time my six year old returns to the house from his backyard quests where he has found interesting leaves interesting seedpods and occasionally squirmy living things. I am not such a huge fan of those squirmy discoveries but there is something to be said for staying curious. It's how we come up with new ideas. One way adults can do. This is to be on the lookout for things to put in a cabinet of curiosities. This could literally be a cabinet or a drawer or closet or a display case but have a spot where you put things just because you find them fascinating. Maybe it's a postcard with artwork. You find appealing. Maybe it's a colorful scrap of fabric. Maybe it's a clipping from a magazine that you cannot stop thinking about or a delightful set of buttons or bottlecaps. Now yes on some level all of this junk. I follow a lot of decluttering and minimalist accounts on instagram. And i know that in general. The modern aesthetic is pretty streamlined. We are not supposed to acquire things or hold onto them if they have no purpose or for not going to display them prominently somewhere. I know how this goes. Don't keep a collection of feathers take a photo of one feather frame it and put it above your mantle much better right and maybe it is but there is something to be said for mixing random things together and for being a little bit less discerning. We don't want to become hoarders but a single cabinet or drawer. Devoted to randomness has a few upsides. I it's just fun and second as we go through the world thinking about what we might be able to put in there. We are on the lookout for beauty for interest for novelty. When we look for such things we see more of them and that is not a bad way to go through life so think about creating a cabinet of curiosities for yourself. Where would you put it. What items do you have already. That might find a home there. Then once you start such a cabinet take some time every few days or weeks to go through it. Do you think still appeal to you. What thoughts do they spark. If the items in there are no longer do anything for you. Let them go. Things can definitely rotate out of the cabinet of curiosity. But it's shear existence can make life more interesting for not too much space when you think about it. In the meantime this is laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time. Hey everybody i'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter. Facebook and instagram at before breakfast pod. That's be the number four then breakfast p. o. d. you can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcasts. At iheartmedia dot com that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch before. Breakfast is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. 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"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Psychology has been an important topic of study for centuries the ancient greeks and egyptians had their schools of thought on it as did the people in ancient india and china. it wasn't until the nineteenth century. Though when psychological research turned from the philosophical to the experimental german psychologist gustave thickener started testing human brains response to various stimuli around the eighteen thirties from their experts. Such as herman ebbing house went on to study other functions of the mind from memory to introspection to classical conditioning psychology became a bustling industry of experimentation. Eventually scientists didn't just want to learn the limits of the brain. They wanted to understand what made people tick. Why were some individuals able to say no while others were more closers. Stanley milgram of yale university tested this in his famous milgram experiment in nineteen sixty one. He invited participants to administer electric shocks to someone in another room. As the shocks increased in power the screams of the unknown party got louder and more intense until they stopped completely. But don't worry nobody died. The electric shocks weren't even real but the effects on the subjects pushing the buttons certainly were milgram wanted to test how far a person would go in following orders from an authority figure even if those orders involved hurting or even killing someone else. He based his experiment. On the actions of the nazis during world war two the stanford prison experiment of nineteen seventy-one took things further by placing college students in a simulated prison environment. The purpose was to study. How power affected one psychological states one group of students was given the title of guard while another subset was placed in the prisoner role. Three guards were pulled out of the experiment early after demonstrating what were described as genuine sadistic tendencies. The prisoners also suffered they were referred to by numbers rather than their names. They were stripped naked and sprayed with a hose in shorts. They were humiliated the two week experiment was terminated. After just six
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Most of us have experienced a bad day. Now and then maybe a stretch of bad luck here or there or even a rare major setback the loss of a job. A car accident on the way to work. You know the drill but some people have experienced even worse blunders that alter their life forever or don't just cost the company money but cost everything and at the bottom of that deep. Well of failure is one particular story from a few decades ago. And it's sure to make you feel better about your own. Current circumstances when leon via tor and his son timmy went fishing on november. Twenty first of nineteen eighty day. Assume that everything would go well. Maybe they'd catch something or maybe they wouldn't but their lives would never really be in danger so they set out in their boat to see what could happen there. Fishing spot was a small freshwater lake about fifteen miles south of lafayette louisiana known as lake in your it wasn't massive maybe ten feet deep but it was a lovely location and it even had its own small island. Jefferson island where visitors can find the rip van winkle live oak gardens but it wasn't all beautiful from their seats in the boats. Leon and timmy could also see an oil rig. It turns out that in a search for more natural resources to take advantage of oil. Giant texaco had hired a local company to do a test drill right in the middle of the lake. So our intrepid fishermen steered away giving the oil rigs and distance in hopes that the fish would follow. But that's been something went wrong now. Typically an oil rig will drill down and tell their target is reached valuable precious oil and we can all imagine those little geysers of black liquids shooting up from the ground signaling success but at about twelve hundred feet the oil crew felt something different. It was as if the drill had broken free which might have signaled a bad day for them but it was about to get worse because not only did they not see the telltale geyser of oil that they were after the water around. The drill shaft began to move in fact it almost looked as if it were swirling and within a matter of minutes that swirling motion looked an awful lot like a bathtub that's had the drain plug pulled. Which is exactly what had happened. Because they're drill had cut through the lake bed a thousand feet of rock and then straight into an active saltmine that they didn't know was there in the moment the whole was formed. The entire lake decided that it wanted to go down at what happened. Next was something out of a michael bay disaster movie all two point. Five billion gallons of water in the lake surged into the whole creating a massive vortex. That pulled anything around it down with it. a tugboat. That was present at the oil rig was sucked down and disappeared and then one of the heavy duty barges in fact before it was all over all eleven barges that were present. Were gone and it wasn't just boats that were at risk. The water actually begin to a road and pull away. Chunks of the land around it at least sixty five acres of land were dissolved and pulled into the whole including much of the live oak gardens and as all of it drained downward the water level fell so low that something else happened you see. There's a canal that connects the lake to the gulf of mexico so that water could flow out into the ocean if needed but now that canal had begun to run north sending water from the gulf into the lake. The salt mine below its and in the process it created a massive one hundred fifty foot waterfall. The largest on record in louisiana thankfully all fifty five men working in the salt mine were able to evacuate and no one lost their lives that day and once the mind filled up the lake eventually returned to whatever the new normal was for it. Even our friends. The fishermen managed to survive writing their little boats all the way to the muddy bottom before being able to climb out and walked to safety. We've all had bad days. But when you consider a story like this where someone drilled a hole in the world and made an entire lake disappear. Well it's hard to feel like a total failure fun. Probably not but curious. You better believe it. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time.
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"It's inevitable that many of us have grown up to be like our parents are mannerisms are ways of speech even our taste in movies and music are because of the people who raised us heck. Every time i laugh. I hear my father's voice as if he's in the very same room as me but how much of who we are is based on how we were raised. And how much is. Based on our dna it's the old nature versus nurture debate. Well dina santa. hr may hold the answers in eighteen. Sixty seven a group of hunters were prowling through the jungle of utah pradesh india. When they came to a clearing some distance away they noticed the entrance to a cave the hunters approached the cave carefully anticipating what they might find inside it. Could after all be a ferocious animal a creature did emerge. It ignored them at first unbothered by their presence the hunters though did not raise their guns. They couldn't bring themselves to kill something. So unique what they had countered was neither a bear nor a wolf. But something completely unexpected. They had found a boy probably no more than six years old and knowing they couldn't leave him in the jungle the hunters gathered him up and brought him to an orphanage. In the nearby town of agra. It was there that he was given the name. Dinah senate sanchaar was a hindi word. Meaning saturday the day. They had found him. He was considered a feral child because he couldn't walk upright or know how to conduct himself around other people. He couldn't even speak but he did understand his new guardians. To some extent he had been raised by wolves and his behavior reflected that he ate raw meat and walked on all fours chewed on bones which in turn had sharpened his teeth and he couldn't form words so he communicated with grunts like an animal. You found it difficult to stand on two legs like everyone else. He also had trouble following simple. Directions for example pointing at an object or a plate of food was a foreign gesture to him. As wolves didn't use their paws to indicate things of importance and he never learned to speak the language of his caretakers. although the effects of living around other human beings did eventually rub off on him. Senator learned how to stand on two legs and it was said that he figured out how to put on his clothes later in life. Surprisingly one human habit came quite naturally to him smoking. He found the practice so enjoyable. He became a chain smoker before his death at the age of thirty four it's been theorized that sandwich or may have been the inspiration for the young man. Cub moberly in rudyard kipling's the jungle book series in those novels. Ugly is an abandoned child raised by wolves in the jungles of india. Yet he was not the first nor would he be. The last child raised by wolves that the orphanage would take in three more. Children were welcomed after him including a girl and two boys all who had been classified as feral. In fact over the years more than fifty children have been discovered living with animals in the jungles of india. One boy was found in nineteen fifty seven crawling out of a cave. He had been stolen from his home by a wolf when he was only eighteen months old other children though were often abandoned by their parents for being born with intellectual disabilities and india wasn't the only place where children were being raised in the wild either in the mid nineteen eighties. Young ukrainian girl named oxana malaya was taken in by stray dogs when she was just three years old. Her alcoholic father left her outside one night so she crawled into a structure with the dogs to stay warm. She ended up living on the streets for five years eating scraps of food and crawling on all fours until social workers found her. Got her the help. she needed. Enrolling her in various therapies to help improve her speech and control her feral urges and she eventually learned to speak fluent russian and got a job on a farm but she was never the same. Who knows how she or santa char or any of the other. Children neglected by society might have turned out. Had they been given the tools to thrive instead they were cast aside and left defend for themselves. It makes one wonder in this story. Who are the real animals. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me erin. Monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time.
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Doing the right thing goes against common sense. It might involve personal sacrifice or missing out on an opportunity to earn a living. It might even put us endanger. The right thing is rarely the safest path forward but it often represents the best odds in september of nineteen fourteen. The people of france found themselves in a desperate position. The soldiers and war machines of germany were marching closer and closer to paris. It wasn't as if they hadn't tried to stop them. No that's what they've been doing for weeks. The war had sprung like a leak from a seemingly tiny hole with the assassination of austrian archduke. France ferdinand that was june twenty eighth of nineteen fourteen by august. First germany had declared war on russia two days later they set their sights on france as well. They had lost territory to france in the aftermath of the franco prussian. War of eighteen. Seventy one and they wanted it back in late august. On their way to francis northern border germany pushed through belgium. The small nation was quickly captured by august twentieth. It was in full occupation. All of a sudden the enemy had possession of territory right on the border and they showed no signs of stopping germany's forces were like a tidal wave of bullets and blood and it seemed very likely that france would indeed be invaded but again they tried to stop it. British soldiers came to help but the battle of months did not go as well as they had hoped for sending france and her allies into a quick retreat that was august twenty third. You have to stop and think about what it must have felt like. For the people of france and specifically those in the capital city of paris a foreign power had declared war on them and was now barreling toward them like a juggernaut in fact nothing had stopped germany at all and it would have been easy to feel hopeless in the face of that approaching danger in fact britain's foreign secretary at the time sir. Edward grey expressed that hopelessness out loud to a friend when he said the lamps are going out all over europe we shall not see them lit again in our
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"It all started at the nottingham goose fair a traveling carnival dating back a thousand years. Maybe more that visited the area every october back then instead of rides or games of chance. The goose fair was mainly a food festival. It began as a livestock market. Where animals of all kinds including geese were traded among fair goers over time it branched out into other kinds of food as well but especially cheese in fact it became a primary reason. People attended the fair but never more important than in seventeen sixty six you see in the months leading up to the event. A poor harvest threatened europe with a nationwide food shortage. People were scared in the markets reacted. Accordingly high demand resulted in skyrocketing prices flour wheat corn and yes cheese. All saw an uptick in prices prices. That were beyond what most people could afford. But when the nottingham goose fair came around that year the prices weren't the only things. Rising tempers had gotten pretty heated to just one week earlier cheese had been selling for anywhere between fourteen and twenty two shillings per one hundred weights at coventry markets. The following week the goose fair saw prices double by today's standards that put the cost of cheese at nearly two hundred pounds too pricey for locals just trying to get by adding insult to injury. There was more cheese present at this fair than in previous years. All of it's just out of reach from almost everyone in attendance. Things came to a head on october second. When a group of merchants from nearby lincolnshire traveled to nottingham. They had come to buy hundreds of pounds of cheese which they plan to sell in their own county but the locals didn't take too kindly to having their cheese bought by out of towners only to be sold elsewhere. They were hungry and desperate. A group of young men stopped the merchants on the road surrounding their caravan offering an ultimatum. Either shared their cheese with everyone else or get. The cheddar kicked out of them. A fight broke out shortly after that. With a mob of fed up fair goers taking their anger out on the local shops they broke windows and liberated hundreds of cheese wheels rolling them into the streets and hurling them out into open
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
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Friends without the are best beans. Can i confess something to you. It's something i'm embarrassed about. Even though it happened almost thirty years ago you see. Despite being an above average student in high school i nearly failed in one subject chemistry. Maybe i shouldn't feel so badly about that. I know a ton of people who have told me the same thing chemistry even the basic stuff is tricky and it takes a special mind to master the rules and systems inside it. As far as i'm concerned those who go on to study it in college let alone. Grad school are the closest thing to wizards to walk the earth. But there's no denying the power of chemistry right if it wasn't for smart people trying out new ideas. We wouldn't have superglue or penicillin or the tiny glowing rectangle. You're using to listen to this story right now. Chemistry has changed the world so while it's a tough subject for most students. Let's be grateful for those who excel at it. Students like stephanie. Stephanie was born in nineteen twenty three to parents who had immigrated to pittsburgh from poland and she discovered an early love of the natural world. This was thanks in part to her father who worked as a naturalist and even though he passed away when she was just ten that interest never went away in nineteen forty six. She graduated with a degree in chemistry from carnegie mellon university and then took a pause. Medical school was on her list of goals but she needed to earn the money to pay for it. I so she took a job as a chemist at dupont putting her bright mind and her new degree to work once settled there. She was put onto dupont's pioneer research laboratory team their mission defined a lightweight fibre. That was stronger than steel. You see at that point. Most automobile tires were made of rubber and reinforced with steel wire. It was effective but it added a lot of weight and dupont understood that chemistry might hold the answer now. Stephanie had no plans to stick around. Medical school was where she wanted to be but she was the sort of person who found chemistry fun. If you can believe that and soon enough a summer became a year and then to in nineteen fifty-nine. Her work won her a publication award from the american chemical society. She had demonstrated how to produce nylon rope inside a beaker of chemicals. Not earthshaking on. Its own but stephanie did it at room temperature. And maybe you're thinking to yourself wait. I've seen science teachers do this in school. And you'd be right but it was stephanie. Who taught them all how to do it. Stephanie would end up. Filing twenty eight patents over her four decades at dupont while building a legendary career as a chemist problem-solver and innovator not bad for a job. She never intended to keep just a way stop on her journey towards a medical degree that could have helped her save lives but thankfully one of her inventions made up for all of that in nineteen sixty four. The us was about to face a gasoline shortage and one way to help cars use less. Gas was to reduce their weight which brought tire project back to her desk. If they could find a lighter material to replace that steel wire inside them tires would become more efficient. now. I'm not going to go into the chemistry of her solution. You can listen to the first twenty seconds of this story for my reasons. Why plus the terminology is so complex. That would put my tongue into nuts. But in layman's terms. That get us into the ballpark. What stephanie did was recognized some potential in something that others would have considered a mistake. Most nylon fibers were made by heating the polymers. And then running. The clear solution through a spinner at a sort of hypodermic needle for polymer solutions. The results were stiff fibers. That broke fairly easily. But stephanie created a solution. That wasn't clear. In fact she later described it as sort of like buttermilk and when run through the spinner at this new recipe for lack of a better term produced a fiber that was five times stronger than steel after a brief stint inside tires. This new polymer found. Its way into more flexible items rope fabric for sales and even bicycle tires but it was one particular item of clothing that changed history. Stephanie kwalik might not have made it to medical school earned her degree and gone into practice. Saving lives in hospitals everywhere in america but she invented something that has kept a lot of people out of the hospital ever since the lightweight incredibly strong flexible and adaptable material. That we use today in bulletproof vests kevlar. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts. Or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time.
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"Born in lawrence massachusetts in eighteen forty nine. Horace didn't play an instrument or hustle. Amateurs at chess no. He didn't cobbled together. Shoes in italy. Horace fletcher like the chew. As a young man fletcher traveled around performing odd jobs following his interests he worked as a writer and artist and even managed in new orleans opera house for a time. He loved to read and he indulged in many of life's pleasures mainly food. It was this pleasure. However that inflicted some of the worst pain he'd ever experienced in his life for one. As he got older he struggled with obesity and it side effects such as chronic stomach pains he also found himself being refused coverage from a life insurance policy or rejection. That sounded alarm bells for him. He quickly realized it was time to make a change one day while traveling to chicago on business the middle aged fletcher began chewing his food. He'd always shoot his food before but this time was different. He kept chewing and chewing and chewing until all that was left was a liquidity goo on his tongue. He believed that this was the key to proper digestion and weight management according to this new practice which he dubbed fletcher ism. All food needs to be chewed until it has been turned into liquid. Any solid particles were deemed unnecessary and could be spat out. It sounds absurd today. But at the time fletcher ism caught on. He became known as the great mass decatur and argued that his practice could increase a person's strength despite reducing the amount of food they actually eight. He also had strict rules about win. To consume sustenance followers. Were instructed to avoid eating when they were sad or angry and to wait until they reached the point. That fletcher called good and hungry. No midnight snacks for him. He started touring the united states giving lectures on his methods methods which were scoffed at by doctors and scientists as nothing more than self-important hokum. That didn't matter. Though fletcher ism had reached far more important spokespeople than doctors celebrities and titans of industry had begun shoeing with wild abandon among them. Were john d. rockefeller and author upton sinclair. Even mark twain was considered a friend
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Upon which he had painted to black ovals and a long semi-circular curve a smiley face. Now it could be argued that the icon of a circle containing a smile is probably not even something a person can claim they invented most kids win scribbling out there. I stick figure cran drawings usually top those basic bodies with the smiley face and they do it instinctively. it's pure and simple and almost universal but harvey ball was the first to see its potential as morale-booster and maybe even the first to put those black lines on a yellow background and his insurance company clients was even more pleased with it. They had one hundred buttons made with the image on it and management past the buttons out to employees whenever they noticed someone was smiling while they worked and with that the floodgates burst wide because neither harvey nor his clients ever trademarked the image. Just about everyone. With an ounce of entrepreneurial spirit started to make and sell all manner of merchandise with the smiley face upon it posters. Check t-shirts check coffee. Mugs you bet and harvey. Oh he didn't mind. Honestly how ironic. Wooded of ben if the guy who invented the smiley face took the world to court over the use of such an iconic symbol no harvey just sort of rolled with it. He sold reproductions of his original painting. He did signings at conventions and even started a charity. A world smile foundation amazingly even the paycheck for that. Original design job was less than ideal and yet harvey never complained after all his client had promised to pay him for his time. And that's exactly what they did. Forty five dollars for ten minutes worth of work. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"We've all had a bad day. Some of us experienced days or even weeks that just feel darker and more hopeless as time goes by. It's normal man if that's you you're not alone however much you might feel like that right now. I can't guarantee when it will get better but it does. But what i can guarantee is that willem would have sympathised with you. Why well he was having a really bad time honestly by our modern standards he was pretty much a complete failure and however depressing might be. I want to tell you why willem was born in the early eighteen fifties. In what would one day become a large family. His father was a minister and over the years. More and more siblings were added to his daily life. Sometimes that pushes the oldest child to become a leader or at the very least dominant other times. It forces them to retreat from the chaos for willem. It was certainly the latter. His early years are a bit of a fog to historians but we do know that he hopped around for a bit from one school to another and then around the age of sixteen. He landed his first job. A family connection earned him a place inside a retail business of sorts. and for awhile. It seemed like maybe the work would stick. The job ended up giving him a much broader view of the world to in eighteen seventy three. He followed the work to london and then two years later it was paris. A willem wasn't in love with his job. He felt a calling that his father had and began to throw himself deeper and deeper into religious studies. So deepened fact that he was fired from the store in eighteen seventy six a few months later he settled into a place in holland and gave his religious pursuits. One hundred percent of his attention in fact his own sister would later describe him as daffy with piety. It seems young. Willem was a bit of an outsider. Although he couldn't care less about what others thought of him in eighteen seventy eight at the age of just twenty five. He left for a school. That would train him for evangelism certain that he had found his place in the world finally yet just three months later he failed out and there. He was a man who had been fired from his job and kicked out of school. It seems that poor young willem was really only good at one thing. Failing but his passion for religious work was a fire that couldn't be extinguished later on in eighteen seventy eighty packed up and headed to belgium with plans to work as a lay preacher. A minister without the proper training in a sense hoping his enthusiasm would make up for his lack of education. Now the place he headed to was a poor coal mining area life. There was rough for the people around him. And that filled his heart with compassion. He helped by them food and clothing and when there is an accident in one of the near my mind's shortly after he arrived willem was one of the first people there to help putting himself in danger to care for those who were hurt and it was that event that earned him the acceptance of the people around him. They'd seen his compassion for them in their darkest hour in so they decided his spiritual message was worth listening to. Despite his complete lack of training and the language barrier he became their shepherd. But even that wouldn't last long in july of eighteen seventy nine just a few months. After arriving in earning the trust of a community the regional religious authorities sent a representative to see how he was doing. What they found was a young man with barely a penny to his name. Dressed in rough clothing sewn from sackcloth and when this representative asked him where all his money had gone. Willem shyly admitted that he had spent it all on the miners around him furious. That willem hadn't followed the typical example of the church at the time that is to live well and stay clean from the filth around him. He was fired from his position. And with that. I think all those years of failure finally caught up with him here. He was just twenty six years old and it completes and total failure. It wasn't long after that. However when william saw something that inspired him it was an old miner straining under the weight of a sack full of coal and he felt a deep desire to capture that image so he pulled an old envelope out of his pocket and quickly sketched out the shape and form of the laboring man. It was the first step out of darkness and it also hearkens back to his days in retail working as a dealer of goods for his uncle. A dealer of art over the years to come willem would devote himself to his art with as much passion as he had his work as a preacher and in the process he carved his name into the pages of history as one of the greatest there ever was. of course you know his work but not his earliest stories. Because william was actually his middle name most people both then and now just called him. Vincent vincent van gogh. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Catchy new jingle that has ever since become iconic a variety of music artists sang the jingle as well from big band to rock artists including the jingles creators. the band the circle which had two top forty hits but by nineteen sixty nine public opinion had changed. The remedy became associated with something old people took for a fresh take. The company embarked on some rather hilarious and memorable commercials over the years. More celebrities appeared in commercials including terry kaiser of weekend at bernie's fame. Peter boyle and doris roberts in one animated commercial. A man sits opposite his stomach. The stomach narrated by gene wilder accuses. The man of trying to irritate him in the end both man and stomach agreed to try the product. If the other is willing yet another commercial depicts in man who after eating prison food banks has metal cup to demand the product soon. Even the guards join in. The commercial became so popular. That the actor made a later appearance on the tonight show with johnny carson just to reenact. The skit viewers began to comment that. The company's commercials were even better than the tv shows. They appeared within one depicts a man who laments that he's eaten the whole thing. Another has eaten far too many of a fictional italian dish with jingles of plop plop fizz fizz and famous catchphrases of. Try it you'll like it. You've probably guessed that. This product is alka seltzer. Oh and the original. Active ingredients consisted of aspirin sodium bicarbonate and citric acid today though the aspirin has been replaced with acetaminophen the active ingredient in tylenol. What you might not have known is that speedy. The products six inch tall mascot became so famous that a limited edition. Plastic doll was even released or that. The original figure was insured for one hundred thousand dollars and kept in beverly hills bank vault and the rest of those plastic replicas in two thousand twelve one of them sold for six thousand dollars. If you ask me that should net the seller a lot of spicy meatballs. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"There are few things as traumatic as a house fire. When i was growing up a house directly down the street from my own a house lived in by a classmate of mine from school. Tragically caught fire one december night burning the entire structure to the ground. Thankfully everyone made it out alive but the devastation was complete. Family heirlooms wrapped christmas presents clothing toys photo albums name a precious objects and they lost it. And maybe that's why so many of us fear going through the same experience pull world history book off the shelf and you'll find a number of citywide fires listed to the great fire of london took place in sixteen sixty six destroying over thirteen thousand houses in making some seventy five percent of the people. Living there homeless an eighteen seventy one. It was the great chicago fire. Taking the lives of nearly two hundred fifty people. Rome has burned as has amsterdam. Munich edinburgh and moscow just to name a few and most of the city's on the list burn so easily because firefighting was usually sloppy. Slow or just plain non existent but then came frederick graff. He was a hydraulic engineer. Born in philadelphia in seventeen seventy five. Who worked for a long time as a carpenter and a draftsman but it was in seventeen ninety five that he took a job as an assistant to a man named benjamin latrobe. Who was an architect behind the center square waterworks. On the site of today's philadelphia city hall once stood one of his creations. The pump house it pulled water from the nearby river using steam powered pumps stored it in massive wooden tanks and then let gravity feed it out to nearby houses and businesses using wooden pipes. And frederick graff was right there. Beside him learning and thinking in eighteen o five. He was elected to the position of superintendent of the waterworks. There but he and others began to notice that the system was just not powerful enough. They needed something bigger and better and by eighteen eleven. He was guiding. The construction of a new facility. Frederick was also a fan of forward thinking all over the city. The water mains beneath the cobblestones were made of wood. And i'm sure they worked for a long while but would can rot or crack or warp out of alignment. So as frederick made improvements to the old system he began to replace those old wooden maine's with new iron ones but that created a new problem. You see for a while. If a fire broke out somewhere in the city one method of fighting it was to pull up the cobblestones tap into the water main and then use the water to fight the blaze when they were done. They plugged the holes in the main called fireplug for obvious reasons and then reburied them. It was smarts and inventive but the new iron pipes couldn't be tapped so easily. So frederick went to the drawing board and came up with the plan at various intervals along the new iron water mains. He would install permanent exposed fire. Plugs basically sealed faucets. That could if the need arose. Be used by firefighters. I probably don't have to say this out loud but just in case you haven't pictured it in your mind i will frederick graff. Had invented the fire hydrant today. It's a common fixture in every neighborhood both figuratively and literally. But when he first proposed the idea it was revolutionary as metal water mains began to spread to more and more cities. So too did this other fresh idea today. Firefighters everywhere. Along with dogs with full bladders have frederick graff. To thank for the tool that makes their job. More efficient and much more manageable in an odd twist to fate though it's impossible to say for certain. If frederick graff was indeed the inventor of the fire hydrants we know about his work from other sources but the actual patent for the device the document that would make a rock solid case for his inventiveness. No longer exists. Why because it was kept in the us. Patent office in washington dc which was destroyed in eighteen. Thirty six because a fire. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Erin minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"British author role doll rose to fame with books that became iconic works of literature and continue to be read by children. All over the world. Charlie and the chocolate factory james and the giant peach and the witches are all beloved for their colorful storytelling and memorable characters however shadow has followed these tales and their author since their publication doll was often described as being racist anti-semitic eh misogynistic in both his personal life and in his stories and how we approach problematic literature especially literature written for children is as complicated as the man who wrote them. Just ask those who were responsible for. Bringing his words to the world they often dealt with him across the ocean. And even that wasn't enough. Sometimes doll had grown up embodying this nickname of the apple which he'd earned due to his mother's adoration for him compared to her other children. He attended boarding school from a young age and dabbled in writing but his imagination proved far more developed than his literary skills. At the time. Still he enjoyed coming up with stories and conjuring new ones based on his experiences at school. Doll went on to enlist in world war. Two with the royal air force after sustaining an injury during a crash he healed up flew several more missions and eventually went home to start his new life as a civilian. He married american actress. Patricia neal in nineteen fifty three and together. The couple had five children. It was during her fifth pregnancy. Though when neil suffered three cerebral aneurysms. Her husband took over caring for the family but he also treated her horribly as she recovered he implemented a cruel recovery regimen to get her back into acting when she wanted something but couldn't remember what it was called. He would refuse to give it to her until she used. Its correct name and this went on for ten months. Several years later doll began an affair with another woman you see. There was a reason why his wife referred to him as roald of the rotten doll was also notoriously arrogant about his work and the money he made with it at a party thrown by playwright. Tom stoppard doll. Met kingsley. amos novelist who wrote adult fiction doll told him that if he really wanted to earn money with his work he should start writing children's books instead. The two men had an awkward conversation before doll left the party in his private helicopter amos despondently wrote about the evening later saying i watched the television news that night but there was no report of a famous children's author being killed in a helicopter crash doll just had the kind of effect on people but it was how he treated the ones who published his novels that nearly ended his career publishing house alfred. A knopf had been putting out dolls books for many years. In nineteen eighty the editor in chief robert gottlieb received a frantic letter from the author claiming he was running out of his favourite pencil. The american-made dixon ticonderoga. He demanded someone competent and ravishing. Those were his words not mine. Sent him a box of six. Dozen tonto. rojas. Gottlieb brushed the letter off as a joke and tossed it aside only to find out a few months later. That doll had most certainly not been playing around. So gottlieb's assistant sent him some pencils of different variety instead. But this only incensed the author further. He wrote back demanding. Not only the pencils. He had asked for but several other accommodations as well. And if gottlieb didn't acquiesce doll was prepared to go to another publisher. The editor had had enough. He composed a letter of his own in which he called doll uncivil and accused him of bullying. He would no longer tolerate tanks rooms or rudeness. Either and gottlieb ended his letter by providing doll with an ultimatum of his own. Unless you start acting civilly to us. There is no possibility of our agreeing to continue to publish you. The day the letter went out. Everyone in the office got up on their desks and cheered. Rawal dull had become the villain of his own story and he just been defeated. This episode of cabinet of curiosities is sponsored by better. Help online counseling. If you're having trouble meeting your goals or difficulty with relationships or trouble sleeping or you're feeling stressed or depressed. Better help is available better. Help offers online professional counselors. Who can listen and help. Simply fill out a questionnaire to assess your needs and better hell match you with your own licensed professional therapist. You can start communicating and under forty eight hours. It's not a crisis line. it's not self help. It secure online professional counseling. And better help counselors have broad range of expertise which may not be available in your area. You can log into your account anytime and send unlimited messages to your counselor. You'll get timely and thoughtful responses plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions and as always everything you share is confidential and the best part. You won't ever have to sit in an awkward waiting room ever again. This podcast is sponsored by better help and cabinet of curiosities listeners. Get ten percent off their first month. At better help dot com slash curiosities visit better h e l p dot com slash curiosities. Enjoying the over one million people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced better health professional war is frenetic with bombs going off and guns firing from all directions. It can be hard to tell which way is up throw in the unpredictable nature of an opposing force. And it's only a matter of time before a wrong decision. Turns deadly wars are new nor are their effects on those who fight them trauma disorientation and ptsd have affected soldiers for hundreds even thousands of years back in seventeen eighty eight. For example soldiers faced one of the most heated battles of the ostrow turkish war thousands were left dead or injured all because they had no idea what was going on. It was the night of september twenty first and roughly one hundred thousand austrian forces had entered the romanian town of karen. Seb's they've been fighting the ottomans namely the turks and had come to the town in order to maintain control of the nearby danube river. Turkish forces were close by and the austrians wanted to be prepared to make sure their position was secure. A small cavalry contingent scouted the area for turks. Everyone else stayed back at the camps to get ready for the next day's fight. The cavalry crossed the nearby. Tim's river hoping to surprise the enemy. What they actually found was a different kind of trouble. They came upon a group of romani travellers. Who invited the men to stop and take a load off. They offered them schnapps of which the austrians were only too happy to partake. After all they had a long day made longer by their night of patrolling. The cavalryman drank for much of that night's knowing tomorrow would be a day of bloodshed for both eventually though. They were confronted by a unit of austrian infantry soldiers who gazed upon the scene in both disbelief and jealousy. They demand the cavalry. Share the snaps with them but the men were drunk too drunk to make good decisions so late in the night and they told them no and rather than share their drinks. They barricaded themselves using empty barrels. A fight broke out. Fists were thrown and then someone somewhere fired. A single shot across the river. The austrians back at the camps. Believe the shot to have come from the ottoman army bay shouted a warning of turks turks which caused the partying soldiers across the river to panic to them. It seemed like the ottoman army had reached their camps so they ran back to help but the austrian forces had one major problem. Not all of them were actually from austria. Their army was made up of austrians. Germans czechs croat's serbs and soldiers from other european countries. Nobody spoke the same language so communication was difficult. This led to quite a few misunderstandings including a big one on this night is he. As the cavalryman an infantryman retreated back to their camps across the river. Awaiting officer shouted halt in german media. Stop some of the approaching men who did not know german though thought he was yelling. Allah pronouncement like that could only have come from a turkish soldier. The enemy after that an austrian commander ordered artillery fire on the incoming soldiers. Believing them to be the ottomans scared and unsure of what was going on the drunken cavalryman and infantrymen began firing back also under the impression that they were shooting at the ottomans. In other words each side that the other was the enemy and a firefight ensued in what came to be known as the battle of karen says they waged war all night and by the time. The battle was over the following morning. As many as ten thousand austrian soldiers had either been killed or wounded a few days later. The ottoman army actually showed up and without a proper austrian army to oppose them. The easily took over karen sevice. Some historians believe the battle to have never taken place since it wasn't officially recorded until forty years after the fact however it's also possible that no one wrote it down for a reason that just about all of us can sympathize with sheer embarrassment. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..