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"chomsky" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
"Way beyond anything that martin luther king achieved. That didn't come because one black man was murdered by. The police came from years of activist. Organizing education take say shortly before that the new york times published its a series six thousand six hundred nineteen series. That wouldn't have happened. A couple of years earlier was the result of changes and understand the commitment that occasion take place slowly. Goes lots of people working on it. otherwise it wouldn't have and guys can't say it enough. Please subscribe to our show on sub stack. That is useful idiot. Subject dot com rain review us. Our podcast share the love. And you know we know that you love the show and if you love this show you're going to want even more show and the way you get more show. Is you donate you pay for play. Paper apply that's what the show's about at useful idiots out subject dot com. It's very affordable and we give you extended interviews behind the scenes stuff extra segments and this week. Subject only is an extended interview with chomsky. Use the hashtag useful idiots. You want to send us abusive questions in video form. We actually will show. You can say basically anything. Yeah and we'll show it but you have to actually be on camera. Thank you so much.
"chomsky" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
"He's looks a lot of americans who would say you have no that's me A leader as a terrorist. What say what do you say to them. No no no. No i mean not. The rule is here. One of the syrian revolution solutions. Syrian revolution is not just one person the people's revolution committee. Also this is an unfair relations. Political able to or credibility ziani lisa who was stock because the throughout journey in this revolution. Soft selling posed any threat to the little be that i did not know security threat. No economics or nothing. Nation is politicized mussa we countries adviser policies towards his revolution and largest south dakota how they thought you have in the past said you. At his eyes he keeps the chistmas fifty nine states and its allies. Charon rogers nasa we have criticized western policies united states or europe tone from syria. That's not true. Further said we say good lead and say we wanna fight. We say that we would also like to ask what terrorism you find it. I know it's pretty good with hugging washer. Do every country has a terrorism. Let's containing any prisoner party. Country says it's against it so you do the whole matter. Within of definition is killing us and people children women so we'll let me tacking peoples property by the criminal assets nation initiative side although numerous tax reminds me against his people recognition episode destroyed schools kelp women and children's villages and towns. A second moon destroyed read cities that content aleppo while the city's four five or six years old who come on. How many get your facts will tell you. There's still international recognition. This regime be sure other go through to hear what a sudden northern her we affirm harness ruler. When you're gone for him and the ruler wanted to change in tacoma other newly shabby committee fertile. A ruler it's a lot easier than changing entire population. You say yes. And now i mean saddam easier but then what happens leader. Okay will not support what you call external jihad that you will not support any attacks against the united states. And i repeat our involvement with al-qaeda to hold on the facade danny and even when we were with kind carrying operation not full table and it's completely against our policy to carry out attacks against foreigners from syria. That was never intended. Nor do we ever anyway. So i like that. He's got the talking points down. That guy journalist is is throwing him very clear questions. Very good setups. You say that you will not engage in foreign jihad grooving first balls right over the place. Yeah that's it. yeah so. I'm just keep your eye on that and If you look at his before and after my my thing is that they have a harder time because unlike osama bin laden who is this guy has serial killer. Is you thought bin. Laden was heads up. Well i did much like i mean. He was not a soleimani but he was. He is handsome. I think we interested in mexico. Trouble absurd it's just so funny that we're in this place where where this is actually happening. I mean considering where we were. Twenty years ago that the mere mention anybody who was even can essentially somehow connected to al-qaeda would have people running in the streets fleeing and calling for the invasion of countries. That weren't even connected to the matter. Now we're actually going to try to rehabilitate this person publicly and for people who are actually going to take that as some kind of compliment. Assad seriously that's not what i'm saying at all. It's just that the american position on this is ridiculous. There's some historical precedents. Yeah you don't have to like us that this is a bad idea. And obviously this. This was e one of the defining problems. There is a schism about this within. Even the obama administration. remember that. That was the whole reason that michael flynn got bounce from the defense intelligence agency and because he was talking about how. These people aren't really moderate right that we're adding with in this area and i don't know it. Just it just seems like a prosperous place that we're ending up in. Yeah he's he's like roger stone and pink floyd he used to be with al qaeda. Now he's not he doesn't roger waters. Yeah sorry writer. Mark writers man would have been so much worse than we would have been so much or better or or better. That's true little little roger. Stone on vocals with david gilmour. We got actually set that we got to do that. That would be great. Yeah we create. What song would you wanna have employed like. Oh you don't know anything it's over we've done. I'm meeting syrian girl on twitter. Ten years of beheading severing hands torturing journalists. Shooting women on accusations of adultery but al qaeda leader al-julani war suit when talking to frontline so it's okay for the us support. Its takeover of lib. Now not his take not his heartache. Yes his take but also his takeover. This tweet is pretty good Chilling call by on news tells mother he beheaded her son. He's your son. where's your son. Now i head of your son today so al qaeda terrorists sick greeting mother after stealing syrian soldiers mobile phone moments after his murder anyway. So he's not. He's not a good guy and i just wanted to do one more thing. Which is you know that journalists. That guy was interviewing him. What we have here is energy. They're strong weird energy and strong. I just we just went shopping before this interview energy and and coordinated or it's the type of thing i bet if you showed up in that room we they'd be like we did not plan this. That's right just so people know they're both wearing navy blazers and button-down like light blue button down shirt. But what's interesting is the journo if you zoom in he's actually rocking and kind of patagonia thing underneath exactly which is very weird. It's almost like he's trying to suggest a cravat. Ascott maybe ascott. Yeah that was a good look for for a former l. news for leader a lonnie. Yeah he have fuck around and find now ascott that would be great but then afford right beheadings all that stuff in the past. Only call back if you have something around. Wow god wrote the hanging comback. That's off all these dimensions that we like if we if we didn't do this hard work of looking at the these videos and pictures who wouldn't have wouldn't have caught all these right and this is why this is really why rolling stone knew we were onto this story right this out. Yeah yeah and he does look like willem dafoe which analysts yeah. It's i think it's it's warm defoe times. Ken burns Something else..
Big Tech CEOs Testimony Before Congress
"Today was the day as I record these words the big tech CEO's are still testifying before Congress. So I'm going to have to do a summary of what I've seen just in the first couple of hours or so and leave some of the juicier question and answer back and forth for tomorrow. I up a note on the format that we've been seeing. Yes. All of the CEOS were testifying remotely. They were using Cisco Webex as the video conferencing tool and it seemed to work fairly well at least right until this very moment as I turned off the stream to go into the booth to record this, they took a ten minute recess because apparently one of the witnesses. was having an issue with their stream or feed, and I'm wondering if it might have been Jeff Bezos because at least thus far were almost an hour and a half into the testimony and he hadn't been asked a single question. Anyway back to the whole idea of testifying remotely if I were going to do one of those rate, my video call backgrounds reports. Bezos look like he was in some sort of executive boardroom, lots of tasteful Chomsky's behind him. Look like he was in a conference room at a high end law firm I couldn't tell what Zuckerberg was sitting in front of it looked like closed vertical blinds almost like I don't know some sort of like a bunker like if you're battening down your house for a Hurricane Tim, Cook was in front of some sort of tasteful plant trough though he was clearly working off an ipad pro. Let's start off with what the Fab four had to say in their opening statements. Amazon's Jeff bezos underscored Amazon's job creation, its investments in social causes and its role in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. And made the case that Hey Amazon is just a tiny competitor in a huge global market quote. The global retail market we compete in is strikingly large and extraordinarily competitive Amazon accounts for less than one percent of the thousand five, trillion dollar global retail market and less than four percent of retail in the US unlike industries that are winner take all there's room in retail for many winners for example. More than eighty retailers in the US. Alone earn over one billion dollars in annual revenue like any retailer we know that the success of our store depends entirely on customer satisfaction with their experience in our store every day Amazon competes against large established players like target Costco Kroger and of course, Walmart a company more than twice Amazon size, and while we have always focused on producing a great customer experience. For retail sales done primarily online sales initiated online are now in even larger Growth Area for other stores Walmart's online sales grew seventy four percent in the first quarter and customers are increasingly flocking disservices invented by other stores. Amazon still can't match at the scale of other large companies like curbside pickup and in store returns and quote alphabets. Soon, Darpa, Chai, said that Google also operates in a highly competitive. Market and that it's free products benefit the average American quote. A competitive digital ad marketplace gives publishers, advertisers, and therefore consumers an enormous amount of choice pichai stated, for example, competition and ads from twitter instagram comcast and others has helped lower online advertising costs by forty percent over the last ten years with these savings pass down to consumers through lower prices in areas like travel and real estate Google faces strong. For search queries for many businesses that are experts in those areas. Today's competitive landscape looks nothing like I. Did five years ago let alone twenty one years ago when Google launched its first product Google search people have more ways to search for information than ever before and quote. Tim Cook of Apple said that the APP store has opened the gate wider for software developers. Also, apple doesn't have dominant market share quote as much as we believe, the iphone provides the best user experience. We know it is far from the only choice available to consumers Cook said after beginning with five hundred APPs today the APP store hosts more than one point seven, million, only sixty of which are apple software. Clearly, if apple is a gatekeeper, what we have done is open the gate wider we want to get every APP we can on the store, not keep them off and quote. And facebook's mark. Zuckerberg said well, but he said a thousand times before that facebook knows it has more work to do on things like fighting misinformation and that you know companies aren't bad simply because they're big. And he took pains to point out that facebook is an American success story quote although people around the world use our products. FACEBOOK is a proudly American company. He said, we believe in Values Democracy Competition Inclusion and free expression that the American economy was built on many other tech companies share these values, but there's no guarantee our values will win out for example China. Is Building its own version of the Internet focused on very different ideas and they are exporting their vision to other countries as Congress and other stakeholders. Consider how antitrust laws support competition in the US. I believe it's important to maintain the core values of openness and fairness that have made America's digital economy, a force for empowerment and opportunity here and around the world and quote. In his opening remarks, the chairman of the Committee David. Sy-. Selena Rhode. Island. Laid out three areas of inquiry that the was scheduled to delve into at least in questioning from the Democratic Congress folk more on that in A. Quitting CNBC, each platform allegedly serves as a quote bottleneck for a key channel of distribution and quote the platforms allegedly used their control over digital infrastructure to Sir Vail other companies, their growth business activity, and whether they might pose a competitive threat and use that information to maintain their own power and third the platforms allegedly abused their control over current technologies to extend their power through tactics like self referencing their own products. Quote. Prior to the cove nineteen pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. Silly said in the wake of Covid nineteen however, they are likely to emerge stronger and more powerful than ever before, and he concluded by saying quote, our founders would not bow before a king nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and quote? But as I say, while this was labelled as an anticompetitive antitrust inquiry, it seems like the Republican Congress folk were primarily interested in probing alleged bias against conservative users. In fact, Jim Jordan. One of the ranking Republican representatives spent most of his opening remarks railing against. which if that continues would basically be exactly what all of the CEOS in the talking head boxes would be hoping for right lots of distraction and no real spotlight on them. In fact, a lot of the most heated questions directed at a company that's not even present. We'll see if that continues but I have to say straight off Chairman Sicily and was very specific targeted sharp questions. He kept interrupting folks when they started to stray into doublespeak and the very nature of the questions from him and others at least so far. This wasn't like previous congressional hearings we've covered where the congress folk didn't seem to even understand the businesses they were investigating, and maybe that was because I don't know if you saw the woman sitting very prominently very obviously behind Mr. Cecil lean. Let me let the Washington Post fill you in on who that was quote as a twenty eight year old law student Lena Con penned a twenty four thousand word article for Yale Law Journal titled Amazon's antitrust. Paradox. The article described how US antitrust law isn't equipped to deal with tech giants such as Amazon. Even as the company has made itself as essential to commerce in the twenty first century in the way that railroads and telephone systems had in the previous century con now works as counsel for the antitrust subcommittee she has worked with Sylvain to develop his case against the tech giants including Amazon and quote. As I said, the questioning is continuing as I speak these words in fact I just heard that they came back from their recess. The whole thing did kick off hour late only getting started at one PM, eastern? So I don't think it'll be done before for five PM at least. So again, I'll put together a summary of all of the juicy exchanges happening now for tomorrow.
"chomsky" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Harper's magazine Harper's magazine has published a letter on Justice and open debate. And it's I mean, it's been signed by all the big wigs on the left, and some of the people like Steven Pinker Ah and Malcolm Gladwell, also on this, but Gnome Chomsky math. Gnome Frickin Chomsky is on this David from Gloria Steinem. And here's what the letter said. Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protest for racial and social justice are leading to overdo demands for police reform, along with whiter calls for greater equality and inclusion across the society. Not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy and the arts. But this heart's okay. But this Ah needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development. We also raise our voices against the second. The forces of ill liberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a really threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion, which right wing demagogues are already exploiting. The Democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has been set in on all sides stoop the intolerant climate. Because they use the word climate control. Would that be like The climate deniers should go to prison yet of their Holocaust deniers. Yeah, sure. Like that was just like, OK, All right. I just I'm just wondering while we've come to expect this of the radical, right, can you give me a place in the radical light right where you're Being silenced where you've lost your job. You've been silenced. By the radical right either radical, right? I can't really come up with anything Recent. At least I know I can. I could give you 100 names of people that have been silenced who are on the left and on the right by the radical left, But not one can I can I think of right now? I mean, occasionally there's things where the right pushes back on cancel culture type of stuff. Which I'm not a big fan of. I know Some people are where, like you go after Let's say Jimmy Kimmel or somebody else who's done an equivalent act as to someone else who didn't need to. They just got what they went after Jimmy Kimmel themselves that I mean, that's I mean, it's not the right going after Jimmy. They did, but he didn't get canceled for it. That's who I mean there. It's the left going after they're going after Gnome Chomsky. Yeah. I mean, they're going on a little Hamilton. I mean, come on. They're going after everybody. Can I tell you something? That is? That is so unbelievable. Hamilton. Hamilton. I'm I'm I'm not thinking that the people who wrote it produced did start in It are exactly conservative. No, I mean, can you remember Glen? The last story we heard about a Hamilton, which is only I, seemingly a few months ago. Was Mike Pence, going to Hamilton and getting booed in the crowd because he showed up to watch it. That's how conservative that production was. And now that's even being targeted. So now now the left is irritated at these people who wrote this in Harper's Bazaar. One of their political weapons is cancelled Culture. Driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarian ism. It is completely alien to our culture and our value mes values and has no place in the United States of America, who said that That Nome Chomsky was that Gloria Steinem? That was a Donald Trump Has Donald Trump that said that? Um, and they're upset because, well, J k Rowling was, you know, signed this letter to how dare you put your name next to J. K. Rowling. Because she's being canceled right now. Now, the only reason why she hasn't been cancelled already is because you know she's worth a $1,000,000,000 nobody wants because everybody knows. Yeah, go ahead. Please cancel her. Our publishing house will pick her up immediately. So they're not canceling her there, just canceling everybody else. Gillian Philip, who authors Kidsbooks has been dropped from the air in Hunter Book, Siri's After adding a hashtag to her Twitter profile in support of J. K. Rowling. She she used to write fictional book Siri's and short stories, focused kids, Tweens and teens. She's written a lot. But she put on her Twitter handle the hashtag. I stand with J. K. Rowling, and she's been deemed transphobic by the trans lobby and, ah, she is. She's no longer working today. No longer working today, but The publisher said. The worlds created by Air and hunter are meant to be inclusive for all readers, and we want to let you know that Gillian Philip will no longer be writing any of the 100 novels. Philip said, disappointed that the hard working professional attitude I brought to my work for HarperCollins and for working partners counted for nothing in the face of an abusive mob of anonymous Twitter trolls. Kind of, but she's out. Incredible. I legitimately incredible to watch this happen. It's it's it's. It's burning down the cultural society all at once. I thought this thought multiple times this past weekend, Glenn, which is you wrote your book addicted to outrage too early. You know, that book explains all of this stuff. This this is, you know, getting rid of our history of abandoning just the concept of actual people having A new agreed upon truth right, like the idea that we could just kind of come together and say, Okay, well, that's true. That's no longer the case. People are just making up their own truth. And now we can obviously point out examples with around the gender debate in all of these things, but you go through that and what's behind it in with postmodernism in that book, and it's like That while it was going on, then this era right now is eggs. It's exactly that I go back to that over and over and over again that is explained over and over in that book about how the basis of this and it's the way we're attacking these things, you know, like Abraham Lincoln being good. You know when it comes to helping African Americans Martin Luther King? I mean, Martin Luther King used to be the thing we would all come together and say, Well, of course, yes, you know, Ah, character is important. It's not skin color. That is no longer what they were arguing. You look over and over again, and they're not asking for equality there, not saying we should all ignore each other's skin color and just come together and be equal. That is not what they're asking for. Explicitly. They're not asking for that anymore. And you take away like a recent piece of history. Relatively With someone like King and abandon that thought completely. There is no agree upon. Truth at all. You know, it's what's really scary is the agreed upon truth that we used to have that we used to do remember We learned on 9 11 that no, not everybody really kind of felt like we all thought we kind of loved our nation. OK, 9 11 happened. We all felt that way. 99 12 happen and we all kind of gathered together. And then after you know what about a year you started realizing now there are some people that really don't like America. I am I was shocked then and I am shocked now. That on the same day, I want to play two pieces of audio. They both came out yesterday. This is the first piece of audio is from a Seattle City council member. I want you to listen to what she's saying to Jeff Bezos. And what she's saying about our system of government. Listen, I am a message for Jeff Bezos and his class. If you attempt again over John, the Amazon tax working people will go all out in the thousands to defeat you. And we will not stop there because you see we are fighting for far more than this tax. We are preparing the ground for a different kind of society. And if you want to drive that process forward By lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it because we are coming for you and your rotten system..
Writers warn in open letter against threat to free speech
"Hey, you Group of more than 100 prominent liberal writers, perfect professors and activists. Have come together and signed an open letter against cancel culture. The list of folks is long and I had to dig up the whole list. Maybe you could do that. Shawn broke your mind. J. K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame Newyorktimes opinion editor Barry Weiss, political activist Gnome Chomsky All sorts of people have signed this letter and I will read you part of it. It's entitled a letter on justice and open debate. Our cultural institutions. Air Facing a moment of trial, powerful protest for racial and social justice are leading overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across those society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy and the arts. All right, fine and dandy. Everybody's for equality. But this needed reckoning is also intensified. A new set of moral attitudes and political commitments. The Tendo weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development. We also raise our voices against the second. Then they go ahead and give their liberal bona fide. He's including calling President Trump a real threat to democracy. Oh, yeah. You mean you mentioned known Chomsky You can't get any more left the gnome Chomsky, but he's the old left right where you would have these discussions and not hound somebody out of a job. Oh, that reminds me. I've got to get to that Boeing executive who was hounded out of his job for something, he said. 30 years I'll tell you right now. 30 years ago, he said, I don't believe women should be in combat. Wow, That's it, which was an 85 to 95% attitude 30 years ago. It's probably 75 now. But he was forced to resign his pressure to resign. That is troubling. This is what these people are talking about. I promise anyone when I'm 70 was that you will not have to pressure me to resign. He'll. He'll have to chain me to my chair to keep me with, you know, I'm gone anyway. It also warns that the resistance should not hardened into its own brand of dogma or coercion. Insisting that an intolerant climate has played both sides of the aisle. The free exchange of information on ideas, the life blood of a liberal societies daily becoming more constricted. Well, we have come to expect this on the radical right. I suppose maybe I like the way right censorious Nous is also spreading more widely in our culture on intolerance of opposing views of vogue for public shaming and ostracism and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a binding, blinding moral certainty. We have pulled the value of robust and even caustic counter speech from all quarters, But it is now all too common in here calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. And one more a little bit. More troubling. Still, institutional leaders in a spirit of panicked damage control are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms were already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists and journalists who are here kid lively hoods if they depart from the consensus or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement, anybody who's in the public eye at all. Who hasn't had those feelings. You're crazy. Your crazy your You are not reading the room. You have to be careful and scared of what you can and cannot say, Yeah,
Leon Trotsky assassination attempt - May 24, 1940
"APP on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast. This Day in history class is a production of iheartradio. Hey y'all I'm eaves and welcome to this day in History Class. A podcast for people who could never know enough about history today is may twenty fourth twenty twenty. The Day was may twenty fourth nineteen forty Mexican artists. W fosse GAYDOS and Stalinist agent. Gula Vich along with a crew of hitmen attempted to donate Leon Trotsky Trotsky was a Soviet revolutionary and Marxist threats who was a leading figure in the Bolshevik movement under Vladimir Lenin after Lennon died in nineteen twenty four and Joseph. Stalin rose to power in the Communist Party in Soviet Union Chomsky emerged. As one of Stalin's main critics and opponents Trotsky was against the increasingly bureaucratic Soviet state and called for more democracy in the Communist Party. He thought that the Stalinist policy of socialism and one country would hinder efforts for World Revolution in Nineteen Twenty Five. Trotsky was removed from his post in the war commissariat. The next year he was dropped from the Polit Bureau and in nineteen twenty seven he and his supporters were expelled from the Communist Party. In January of Nineteen Twenty eight Trotsky was exiled to a tie and Soviet Central Asia. He lived there for a year before he his wife and their son were expelled from the Soviet Union and sent to Turkey but he continued to write and criticize Stalin as well as people who had opposed Stalin but has settled for the regime. Trotsky settled on the Turkey island of principle where he stayed for four years. He completed his autobiography and his three volume history of the Russian revolution some of his supporters volunteer to serve as his bodyguards but in nineteen three Chomsky and his family were offered asylum in France soon enough. He was no longer welcome in France either and he moved to Norway then Mexico where he had been granted asylum skis settled in Koya con area of Mexico City at the Blue House the home of painter Diego Rivera and free to Carlo and he continued to write completing the revolution betrayed in one thousand nine hundred eighty six but in a series of trials in the late. Nineteen thirties many so-called old bolsheviks were found guilty of treason and imprisoned or executed many of the defendants confessed to having plotted with Trotsky to kill Stalin and other Soviet leaders Trotsky was found guilty of treason in absentia and sentenced to death on May twenty fourth. Nineteen forty Stalinist agent. Iosif Grigorovich
"chomsky" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
"The corporate sector while everything else crashes. Okay now we're facing the consequences in consciousness and awareness of the nature of the sidey policies uniting the ability to respond to is plainly. A serious problem could be called castor. We can't handle it doesn't get to to SORTA to your belly with with the media though I mean all of these things. It's a relatively simple educational task to explain to people. What the equation is with healthcare Francis? It's would you rather pay ten dollars to AETNA Humana or rather pay five dollars for the US government? But how you GonNa get that you had. We just had an election where the public overwhelmingly seems to want. Medicare for all a yet a candidate who is very clear on the issue but there was so much propaganda from the cable networks. Which WHO's advertisers happened to be pharmaceutical companies? How how does anybody get past that with that structure in place? Simple but you have to get back to the core of it. It's not just cable. New York Times Medicare in healthcare role is GONNA raise taxes okay de raise taxes and cut back cry that expenses by far more than raises taxes. That's why our healthcare system so ludicrously expensive yes low taxes and rotten hills here and huge expenses so that harder as the story has to be brought to people now south going to be easy for people who are spending their lives watching Shawn Hannidy or for that matter reading up. The New York Times to be honest about that has to be done and has done at a grassroots level. That men's real serious education major crosses to try to change. The level of of civilization in the country is very hard and such as that issued every take really existential crisis not just rotten healthcare but the likelihood that organized human society won't survive for generations..
"chomsky" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
"Sitting in their two to three hours waiting there are too many people smashed together in to close that. Talking about all of this was wrong is taking too long and I mean I understand. You're our myself too. Many people are now. None of the Citizens Levin waited on the sitting and waiting and a lot of people are leaving. They're not voting because they have to wait so long for their leaving. It's obvious I mean everybody in the world basically has already concluded like the you know the end the NBA You know the NHL like basically every sports league in the world is is canceled. Those gatherings of any size of basically been banned all across the country in spite when it just said. We don't know a whole lot about what's going on but everybody's sort of taking the position that for the time being. Let's err on the side of caution. Let's let's avoid large gatherings especially in poorly ventilated areas. We're GONNA because this is a disease that translated You know it's an era virus or whatever it is so the fact that the DNC puts forward with this one hundred percent if the if the primary was going in a different direction if Biden. We're losing and they wanted to halt the momentum of whoever was winning It seems abundantly clear to me that they would be calling for primaries to be banned in every in every state and I it's just the the cynicism of this is extraordinary because in all other areas. Everybody's backing these incredibly coney measures but descent by an extraordinary coincidence. They just what they want to go. Forward with this Because what because then they got the the wipeout result in Florida they got the white boat result in Illinois and Arizona. And you know which I guess a good thing. Yeah and they're now of course implementing Mellon there now allowing for mail in ballots. Coincidentally after that I don't know I mean okay. I feel really naive. But I really felt like this is something trump would do or some really ghoulish Republicans but the dams are really like and you know Matt. Obviously I'm very critical. This is a for me like a different level of of Ghoulish nece that I didn't tell the think possible for the DNC to sit down and have a plan position on this having thought it through having come out with this. This is what our posture is going to be on on this kind of extraordinary I think given the circumstances. Why aren't they going to punish states? That did that. Oh yes we're going to. We're going to reduce the influence of delegates from those states so believable right which is totally craven. I mean we're we're we're in like a new reality where you know the things that we used to consider normal or ethical or whatever are no longer really part of the equation. Because I think it's important understand a lot of this because for the first time something is really at stake in American politics right. It's like you know in in the past if you had John Kerry winning instead of Bob Graham or or whatever it was like. They weren't particularly worried about the land belts. But there's there's a lot at stake. When the three candidates that are left are you know or the toss into San Sanders and trump and Biden? All of them are kind of you know their major ramifications for anyone of those folks winning so right. Yeah they're pulling out all the stops. It's amazing other just really quickly on Democrats sucking this Weekday the Democrats voting to extend the Patriot Act provisions of the Patriot Patriot. Act with overwhelming numbers. Of course got absolutely no no press in the middle of this but just remind everybody especially with Biden on the ticket that this is the party that backed all those crazy coney in post nine eleven surveillance measures and and they're still doing it. So that's what would we ever. Republicans and listeners and viewers may remember that we saw. Sean Spicer Do a very good Latin dance and we couldn't decide. Matt you brought you brought in this clip and you can decide if this was republican soccer. Republicans are awesome rum and we have a similar dilemma Similar potential debate with this clip. That I'm presenting. So can we go to the videotape.
Rachel Lubchansky, CEO of REL Impact and the Sheer Impact Conference & Community
"Rachel Chance Ki as a speaker at her upcoming conference sheer impact on April second. Today I am thrilled to introduce you to this extraordinary woman. Rachel chance is a triplet. Mama an entrepreneur and a start up business coach. She is deeply committed to lighting the way for women to realize their full potential and step into their power as the founder and CEO of real impact and sheer impact conference in community. Rachel provides a step by step process support and connection to help women lodge and grow their own. Businesses Challenge the status quo and intentionally craft a life. They love living. Let's meet Rachel up. Chomsky welcomed extraordinary women radio. Rachel thank you so much ham. Happy to be here with you. I'm thrilled to have you here with us. And I am excited to be joining you as a speaker at your upcoming conference. Ashir impact on April second in Denver. Yeah I'm really excited about having you in the lineup. This year united have been talking for a couple of years. I know you weren't able to make it to the conference in the past two years and to be able to share your genius and extraordinaire with our community is just going to be so exciting Your whole lineup. Your whole lineup is amazing. I mean you always. That's something I've always admired is on these events. You just bring in a really amazing lineup of speakers. A full day of just inspiration. Yeah Yeah thank you so much. So you have been an entrepreneur center twenties and I totally love this because I think back to me in my twenties and at that point in my life I was just figuring out what I was going to be doing in my life. So I wanna hear about how you stepped in to be an entrepreneur early on in your life so I was living in New York City and had graduated college from the Fashion Institute of Technology and in New York. They're sort of this well. I had this feeling that I could just kind of do anything for right or wrong and lost a New Yorker. Did you did you? Just move there As a young girl to go to the Fashion Institute yeah I grew up in the West. So I'm a Westerner at heart but I think being in New York City for college really sparked within me this this idea that could be and do anything man I think because I just saw so much like it opened my eyes to what was possible fast forward and I just want a pause on that because I want to even the fact that you went to New York you know as a young girl to go from from the Midwest. I remember going to to New York City when I was about. Twenty three with with three of my best friends are two of my best friends are three of us and just coming from a small farm country of Colorado. Got To New York in my eyes. Were just like you know. Wide Open. Holy Moly so. I can't imagine having moved. There actually picked up a move there when you were when you were so young. So what was that like? Yeah that was invigorating. I know I got there. I think that there could be multiple responses right to the hustle and bustle of big city. Life And for me. It was just so exciting. I couldn't wait to experience so many different aspects of the city being fit. I was not in a traditional college environment. I was living in the city life And so it was cool just to be able to find my way. You know for the first time I was like I wasn't navigating familiar. Neighborhoods I was. I was constantly exploring I didn't really identify as an academic at that time or before. Then I was very always very experiential learning and it was at that time that I realized that I really enjoy learning. I really love learning and so it was. I love learning in the classroom at that time but I also just loved being on the streets and learning all about how to navigate the world right now and that's a great place to learn to navigate the world. Yeah yeah that's cool. That's really really cool. Okay so back to your entrepreneurial journey so it was twenty four. I think when I moved back to Saint Louis and it was at that time that start a adopting a different way of dressing was a little bit more modest in line with my values are really taking note of the way that I showed up both for myself as well as for others and simultaneous. To that time I realized that there was a void in the market of modest women's apparel and so I just set out to fill it But it wasn't just any kind of modest apparel. It was really on the more fashion forward stylish side of of the Marquette. And so I was planning my wedding and starting a business all at the same time and as you'll hear my story that's just kinda how I roll is slow. Throw it all in there at the same time and I often think back to that period of my life and I was like around twenty five years old and starting my first business and not really knowing what I was doing in some senses thinking I was knowing what I was doing right and then hearing the rest out and that I love that because there is a point where we think we know what we're doing and we really don't have all the pieces that that that are going to be coming into the world That's so common for us as as entrepreneurs right absolutely and and it's all about reaching out to your networks or finding the people who can support you in those areas when you find yourself sort of at a loss or confusion or whatever. The the road black might be And I think too you know when we're young and I look I see this through my own children. They're just uninhibited rate. They're not scared. They don't have the same they don't have that same. Fear factor that you have as he gets older at Sandra so when I look back twenty years ago when I was starting that first business or I guess shot just shy of twenty years ago. I think that's that's what I had like. A sense of my youthfulness. That was still there and and didn't hold me back like it didn't it didn't bring in that element of fear or intimidation. I just went for it and so I decided to launch this business and I think I think the business launched like within a couple of months of my wedding and so it's just really exciting time and I loved being in. The fashion industry brought me back to New York City several times a year as well as the other fashion markets that I traveled to To do the buying and merchandising of my online retail
The Case of Palmer v. Kleargear.com
"John and Jen Palmer love to buy each other little presence figurines desk toys. Chomsky's are their love language but a while ago this got them into trouble. What is the inciting charge? What is the charge gave? That gets this whole story going. It was basically looking for something for Gen for her desk at work. John goes online finds. This website called clear gear dot com clear with a K. Of course it's just a website that tells like little toy for grownups and John Decides to order not one but two little Chomsky's for Ya. I think one of them was a one of the ones where it's the sand art and then I think another one was one of the little perpetual motion toys that little silver ball things or something. Yeah exactly they were meant to be stocking stuffers. The total cost around twenty bucks. John pays with pay pal. Then a week goes by two weeks. The sand art thing and the little click. Click Silver Ball. Never show up so jin gets involved. She tries to call the company but she can't get anybody on the phone. She's getting the runaround on e mail. Eventually John and Jen do get their money back from pay pal and then Jen decides to leave an online review at a site called ripoff report. Just to warn other people about clear my husband ordered items from clear your dot com for Christmas presents. After several weeks went by with no delivery he attempted to contact 'em pastes in this sort of absurd email exchange had with the company into the review. Then she hits publish it goes up online and that's the end of it. Our response was okay. We've we've put our experience out there for the world to see we're good we're done. We went on with our lives. We want a house to house. Had A kid and it was three and a half years later John was working from home and I was upstairs taking care of our our toddler and all of a sudden I hear John Screaming bloody murder. Knee swearing up a storm. Yeah Jan get down here. What what what's going on gen gets downstairs and John is looking at an e mail on his computer. It basically is says it's from clear gears legal departments and it is saying that because You posted this in. It's in violation of our non disparagement clause. We are going to find you thirty five hundred dollars because you disparaged US online. So it's a letter from a lawyer saying you owe clear gear. How much thirty five hundred dollars for? What for posting the Truth About Them Online? And what is your response panic? Hello and welcome to planet. Money Jacob Goldstein. And I'm Alexi Horowitz Ghazi everyday as we make our way across the Internet. We are swimming through a sea of Legalese. Terms conditions warnings. Most of us just click accept and move on without so much as a glance today on the show what happened when Gen and John got caught in a fine print nightmare and fought it all the way to Washington support for this podcast and the following message. Come from each raid investing. Your money shouldn't require moving mountains. No matter how much or how little experience you have each raid makes investing simpler and for a limited time. Get One hundred dollars when you a new account with just five thousand dollars. It's all about helping your money work hard for you. For more information visit each ray dot com slash learn more each rate securities. Llc member SIPC. Hey Greg result ski here. I write the planet money newsletter. We'll keep you up to date with stories behind fed decisions the housing market and big scooter subscribe at NPR Dot Org Slash Planet money newsletter. Just the right amount of economics set weekly so John. Has this email. Remember from clear it saying that. He had violated the terms of service. The fine print that we all agree to all the time whenever we do anything online specifically it saying there was a clause in the terms that said you cannot leave a nasty review about US online but remember. It's been three years since they posted that review. They don't remember seeing any non-disparagement clause when they bought the Chomsky's so the US this Internet archive site to look at the old terms and conditions from three years earlier and that clause was not there when they tried to buy those Chomsky's but there is still that email from clear gear threatening to find John. Three thousand five hundred dollars. Which of course is a scary warning so John and Jen? Sorta calling lawyers and all the lawyers said basically the same thing. Oh sure you give us a five thousand dollar retainer and we'll see what we can do and I'm like dude if I don't have thirty five hundred dollars to give them. I don't five grand to give you the couldn't pay any of these lawyers so they just went on with their lives. A while later they went to buy a car and we were sitting in the in the dealership and finance manager comes over to US and Kinda loudly says okay. Well we're trying to find you financing but who is clear gear? And why do you owe them thirty five hundred dollars and both of us just face palm? Yeah because of this whole thing with clear gear. John now had this like black mark on his credit report. We fast forward to October of that next year. Our hot water heater died on us. We use our savings to get that repaired. Three days later our furnace goes out. It's going to cost them thousands of dollars to get a new furnace and they just don't have it on hint. We tried get emergency financing every company. I tried to go through turned us down so finally I am at my wit's end it's October in Utah. My House has no furnace. I have a three year old and thinking to myself. Oh my God we're going to end up with a frozen house and CPS is GonNa come and take my child away. Because I can't keep the heat on because of this stupid mark on John Credit and there's nothing we can do so finally I mean I I am almost crying. I'm a I'm at work and have no idea what to do. Their case was too small for the FBI too strange for the local police but luckily there's a certain kind of person who is perfect for helping people just like Gen. My boss comes up to me and says well why don't you give KTV's Matt Gephardt a call. There's one in Utah. Who Arms You with the information? You need to protect yourself. Get help get inches. Get Gephardt five nights a week on two news at ten so I called up get Gephardt and I left them of really long message and explained to them the entire story and the more. I'm speaking the the more I'm just realizing how utterly ridiculous all of this sounds. I mean you cannot make this up. You're leaving a voice mail. Yeah I think I had caught them like off hours or something I think it was the next day I get a call from from Matt. Gephardt of Gephardt. Yes he calls me back and says I believe you and I WANNA help. And all of a sudden I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It you get horrible. Customer Service MMA company. You will likely tell people about that. I get this company is ordering Elaine coupled obey thousands all because they don't like the review they posted up here on a Tuesday three days later the story has gone viral and by viral. I mean England and France and Australia and China and Canada and in the middle of all this John and Jen get a call from a lawyer named Scott Michelman at a nonprofit called public citizen. He said he wanted to take their case and agreed to do it. Pro Bono. The lawyer Got John's credit report fixed. And he sued clear gear in federal court. We show up to court. And he's got his fancy lawyer formulas that they do to to calculate things like real damages versus pain and suffering and all of that basically how much is he gonNA ask for three hundred seven thousand dollars so we got to court and of course clear doesn't show up and so it's just you guys in the judge hanging out pretty much it's I mean the judge still sat and heard our story. We still gave our testimony laid out. You know all the damages and as the judges hearing all of this he decides. He's like you know what I've heard enough. I don't need to take under advisement. I'm GonNa give you everything you're asking for. And the lawyer's fees on top of it and I remember sitting at the table and kind of like whispering. Did he do what I think he just did? The lawyers just shut up. Shut up shut up and you know. And he went ahead and gave us the judgment right then and there But even with this huge number that neither of US could of ever dreamed of. We knew we were never going to see a dime of it. You couldn't even get him on the phone. How you'RE GONNA get three hundred seven thousand dollars plus lawyer that exact ex exactly but this was a significant enough number to at least deter anybody else from attempting the same thing on somebody
"chomsky" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Noam Chomsky he believes we should attack institutions we should be able to be political we should get elected and we should change the institutions because the institutions that are to blame burl in his book power says point blank no it's not it's real why man who once they get economic position as a bully automatically seeks to extend its capacity to enforce his will far as he can now multiply that by five thousand people sitting on each other's board of directors of the interlocking directorates of the largest multinational corporations and you have identified in my opinion you've identified a very large chunk of the empire exactly Tyler is with us in Kittery Maine hi Tyler go ahead hello George Craig and I am a capitalist we're havin Friday go ahead of time okay I work for a subsidiary of UTC which your case is not work with Raytheon my question is this wondering how are somebody is like this how how will that impact the our country and for that matter the world well it already has few years you're still seeing it Greg every time a company mergers or choirs hostile or otherwise another corporation it does two things it consolidates the power of that corporation into the hands of its board of directors to direct that corporation look at the corporation see what they do for a living and you'll get it every time a cruise missile launches Raytheon makes a million.
"chomsky" Discussed on WTVN
"Noam Chomsky he believes we should attack institutions we should be able to be political we should get elected and we should change the institution because its institutions that are to blame it on burl in his book power says point blank no it's not it's real why man who once they get economic position as a baby's automatically seeks to extend its capacity to enforce his will far as he can now multiply that by five thousand people sitting on each other's board of directors of the interlocking directorates of the largest multinational corporations and you have identified in my opinion you've identified a very large chunk of the empire exactly Tyler is with us in Kittery Maine hi Tyler go ahead hello George Craig I am a capitalist for haven't Friday go to Tyler okay I work for a subsidiary of UTC which you can see is a word with Raytheon my question is does just wondering how merges with companies like this how how will that impact of our country and for that matter the world well it already has few years you're still seen if Greg every time a company emerges or choirs hostile or otherwise another corporation it does two things it consolidates the power of that corporation into the hands of its board of directors to direct that corporation look at the corporation see what they do for a living and you'll get it every time a cruise missile launches Raytheon makes a million dollars.
Ethane And The Plastics Boom
"Natural gas is mostly used for heating homes or fuelling power plants but it has another key ingredient. You may not have. I've heard of ethene building block of plastics. President trump attention to it a few months ago when he visited the site of a chemical plant. Shell is building in Pennsylvania. This plant like a number of others being built in the US will convert some of the region's ethene into plastic. Trump trump told workers. This was bringing the country. Big Economic Benefits American manufacturing. And we are reclaiming our noble heritage as a nation of builders again but they're so much natural gas and pain that chemical plants in the US can't use use it all turns out this has been a lucky break for the European Chemical Company. Any US in twenty eleven. Its own supplies of pain. From the North Sea were running and low says Warrenville Chomsky an economist with the US Energy Information Administration in yours looked at the United States where ethics supply was growing in where especially in the region that no place to go and the recognize opportunity. Any US commissioned a fleet of ships the first ever to carry ethene by I see to move shale gas from a port near Philadelphia to plants in the UK in Norway. Any US officials did not agree to an interview for this story. But but here's CEO. Jim ratcliffe in a company video. I think for some of these assets in Europe. It's the only way they can survive if we can bring some of the. US Economics Lacrosse to your to the US has quickly become the world's leading exporter of ethene feeding growing plastics industries in India and China and those exports. It's are expected to keep growing back in two thousand sixteen. It was big news when usurping arrived in Scotland site. It is the first delivery for any office of Shale shale gas into the UK. It's arriving at grains mouth lead to this morning and just grain mouth is home to Scotland's biggest petrochemical plant and refinery. You can see some of the flares ears than their operating silent tears across and some of the Mandy cooling towers wretchedly onsite. Kevin Ross is president of the Scottish Plastics and rubber cessation and runs a local plastics testing company. He says American shale gas has allowed any us to restart one of its production units. The plant is now now running at full capacity. That's not just good for the thirteen hundred people who work there but for the suppliers and contractors like him which big at the nearby lab where his company tests plastic materials. He shows me what looks like a glossy plastic pipe. Almost certainly because it's made of it either nuclear nuclear pharmaceutical our military homosexual. Because it's so expensive it's height is a pipe report. Steroids is a very high performance by any US. Got Hundreds of millions of dollars in loan guarantees from the UK to retrofit the GRANGEMOUTH plant for American shale gas. But it's also pushed for its own local supply it wants the UK to allow fracking. The controversial technology that breaks up rock doc deep underground to get oil and natural gas and that plan was met with intense opposition Philip Norman with friends of the Earth. Scotland opposed fracking. Because of what he'd heard about it from communities in the US and Australia people were telling us of gas leaks who tell those like children. The headaches talks that Kellerman over the pushback has resulted in an ironic. Twist to this story in Twenty Fifteen Scotland put in place a moratorium Graham on fracking and the UK government recently did the same. So fracking is illegal in Britain. Even though it's still legal to import shale gas produced by fracking in the US S.. Leasing Claire is a railroad engineer at the Grange Mouth Petrochemical Plant. He has mixed feelings about this. I think it's good idea. The final began gas from somewhere near anything turnpike about it is Scotland said No. We don't Franken here so decided to go to Americans gays gas. He'd rather the UK get a local supply but for now he says America's boom in gas and ethene is helping him keep his job for N._p._R.. News I'm Reid Frazier in Grangemouth
"chomsky" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"The current moment is the most grim moment in human world Linson Syria to the Democratic presidential race in the US been the legendary writer activist is it politically wise frankly doubt it today in a special episode presidents and especially US foreign policy for more than fifty years he rose to prominence founding father of linguistic philosophy but he's best known today as the intellectual hero sources in the humanities along with Shakespeare and the Bible and yet you rarely anti interventionist surprised a lot of people lost here on my colleague Jeremy Ski Hills Intercepted podcast President Trump's controversial withdrawal of US troops and what's his view on impeaching trump knowing chomsky join me for an interview from his new academic base at the University of Arizona Professor.
Rebooting AI: What's Missing and What's Next With Gary Marcus
"I am on the line with Gary. Marcus Gary is the CEO and founder at robust dot ai I also the a CEO and founder of the machine learning startup geometric intelligence which was acquired by Uber in two thousand sixteen. Gary is the author of five books including putting his latest rebooting ai which will be available on the day. This podcast is published Gary. Welcome to this week she learning and at thanks for having me I'm really excited to jump in and chat with you about this book. I had a chance to dig into it and awesome awesome booklets. Let's just jump in before we really dive into talking about the book. I'd love to explore a little bit about your background. You spent quite a bit of your career at and why you as a professor of psychology and neuroscience you tell us a little bit about your background and the perspective that this creates for you so I'm trained primarily as a cognitive scientists my research for many years and my PhD with St Thinker was all about how children learn language and and how children's start to understand the world so developmental cognitive scientist by training and at the same time I've been interested in is since I was about eight years old when I learned about programming computers and in the last seven years or so I've focused almost exclusively on answering the question what can cognitive science bring to. Ai I so a is currently dominated by certain statistical approaches that from my perspective as a cognitive scientist someone who studies how humans work seem a little weird to me so I don't think of children as giant data machines but the way that they I is kind of rolling right now. It's all about big data and I've been trying to see what I can contribute the two from the perspective of cognitive science so when you were when you create a geometric intelligence. Was that a company that really commercialized live cognitive science based approach or was there a statistical approach involved in your work their geometric intelligence which was my first company was inspired in some ways by cognitive science. It wasn't slavish to it. So there's always this tension of you know if you building airplanes you don't want to fly exactly like birds it 'cause that wouldn't make any sense who wants to flap their wings so many times a minute but you also want to understand something about the dynamics of flight in in my last company and also in this company were trying to take some lessons from biology in particular from how humans think and apply those to a problem so we're not in last company was not trying to be narrow scientifically perfectly accurate. We're not trying to be faithful to the brain. We're trying to take inspiration from the brain. The last company the broad problem that it was trying to address how do you learn from small amounts of data and that question itself in some ways comes from cognitive science. I think machine learning earning is catching up to it now in the last couple of years but it's always been clear from cognitive science especially from the field of language acquisition that learning from small data's the name of the game children can generalize from tiny amounts of examples. My dissertation was about how children learn the addy rule for forming the past tense which take sometimes use incorrectly they'll say goad or went to things like that. They learned that from a small amount of data sometimes they make mistakes over apply it but they don't have the gigabytes of data the way to save the GP tee system does now to the last company was really focused on one particular way a of solving this small data problem at our. I think most impressive results were we were beating deep learning in terms of data efficiency so we could learn things things with half as much data without having specific briars about the nature of the things. We're learning so we take 'em nist which is a benchmark. Probably a lot of your audience knows recognizing characters we could do amnesty have as much data without having to build in anything about the nature of letters or anything like that so we were working towards a general way of doing supervised learning. Maybe some other things using less data and we were inspired there by humans. We weren't necessarily doing it exactly the way humans do but I think the core intellectual property is something that is being Garan I developed and I sort of set a direction that was based on some things that made sense to me from a cognitive science perspective and Tuban been brilliant mathematician figured out how to apply it and so I think a lot of our listeners when they hear the idea of creating a unlimited data. We'll think about things like one shot. Learning zero shot learning but sounds like your approach was very different from these or was it. I mean there's some into relations and I can't say too much because Uber owns the IP and there's NDA's okay kind of stuff but I would say it. Zero shot learning in one shot learning first of all our names of problems. They're not names of techniques and people use different kinds of techniques to do them. They're often I think narrowly construed so there are lots of problems in the world where you have some data. It's not the zero data but you just don't have that much. It's something I often like to talk about is what my daughter did when she climbed through a chair so we were sitting in a whole foods about a year ago she was about four and a half years old or four years old at the time we sat in a chair that had a back in the gap between the back and the base of the chair if you can kind of visualize that and and she'd never seen the TV program the dukes of Hazzard with climb through the windows so she didn't have any data from like a model of doing wacky things sticking their bodies through an aperture inside of there so this was not a big data problem or at least there wasn't a lot of directly relevant big data. She had data about how her body worked the size of her body and she probably explored other apertures before she did what a lot of people might call at abstractly unsupervised supervised learning but he didn't use any of the techniques that we would call unsupervised learning so it was unsupervised in the sense that she didn't have training example saying this is the right you know. Torque to apply to your torso in order to spin through chair right in the way a reinforcement learning robot might try it a million sometimes and get reinforcement stuck this way it didn't get stuck that way and so forth she just did it in the space of like a minute and then the second time that she did. I I asked her to reenact it and I took pictures the second time I wish I had taken pictures the first time or taken video the second but anyway you look you look at this sequence of pictures that I took and she actually got stuck doc at one point and then she figured out how to get unstuck and so there was problem solving process there and it was also kind of leveraging modest amounts of data. She had no direct data on this problem except what she got from trying herself in that moment and then she had a bunch of background data from other kinds of problems that she had solved and she knew enough committee not consciously but unconsciously about physics and our body moved and so forth that you can integrate all of that so that doesn't fall into the paradigm of zero shot learning although you could sort sort of call it a zero shot problem but it's not like the things that people do in literature and it doesn't fall into the one shot learning and it doesn't really fit with how people think about unsupervised learning where they take take clusters of things or predict the next frames in the video. It's not really like any of those problems and yet it's kind of what little kids like. My children do all the time. They say here's some challenge that I have never confronted before. I'm going to figure it out. That's like eighty percent probably exaggerated but it's a large fraction of what my kids do is. They set new challenges right now. My son's a little older he's six and a half my daughter's five now. They like play Games all day long and they don't all play existing games. They play games that they invent until like well. Let's pretend you can't fly anymore because you broke your wing or whatever they're constantly making up assumptions and then doing problem salving relative to those reference points and that's just completely far away from what people are doing and they. I now part of the reason the Ernie Davis and I wrote this book rebooting. I I like reorient. The feel and reboot is like start over so we're doing great on all the supervised learning stuff where we have a ton of data ton of labeled data but but the reality is that's not really what the real world is like and it's certainly not like what children do as they come to understand the world and there's a gap right now between I I think memorizing doing something a little bit better than memorization and understanding so deep learning is like a better way of doing memorization you can Tripoli between examples. You've seen gene before but it's not really about comprehension. It's not really about building a model of chairs apertures and bodies and understanding how those interrelate into what earning an is trying to do is to get the field to look in different direction. That's more about comprehension and understanding and so forth did my going back to your question for second me did my last company. We do all of that. No I mean we were small startup. We were when we thought we were fifteen. People we at one very specific way of solving a supervised learning problem with less data. There's a lot that goes into human approach to less data another thing that goes into it that we didn't work on last compete at all is in eight nece so Chomsky's arguments which I think are correct is that we start with something that constrains how we learn language we don't. We're not open to any possible. I was reborn knowing certain things about language. I differ from him a little bit about what those things are but I would say we're probably born knowing that you can see candy. Symbols in order to express things is going in the right word or is it something you know as about the same conscious but I'll tell you about an experiment that I did which is probably not my best known result in psychology literature. I one of the two I taught seven kids in artificial language and I didn't tell them the rules as for the language it is give them examples two minutes and that
"chomsky" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"From New York. This is democracy. Now today. We do not. We are not facing the rows of anything like Nazism, but we are facing the spread of. Sometimes cold, ultra-nationalist, reactionary, international trumpeted openly by its advocates, including Steve Bannam impresario of the movement today known Chomsky for the hour on how ultra nationalist movements across the globe threaten democracy. The arrest of Wicky leaks, Julian Assange, the green, new deal, and Russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen election as far as.
"chomsky" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"And as you said, there was a lot of like the intellectual energy was clearly coming from this side. And then on the left mostly boring, too, and I'm not saying, like Noam Chomsky is a really interesting guy, but in the modern left. Between the social Justice warriors or the democratic socialists. There's really nothing. Interesting going on there and feel however, you feel these guys on the right, nothing new and here, you were these guys, I so many people posting things when Richard Spencer, I became like a name that people knew of and, and it'd be like, you know what an idiot. This Richard Spencer is left wing, people on Facebook. And you'd be like, I mean, okay, maybe you can say is an idiot. I mean he's like having a discussion about like the history of the British empire and how this related to the rise of blah, blah. You know, it's like, I don't know a okay. I don't really think any of you guys know anything about most of this history. And to me, one of the things that really made me interested in the rise of kind of the alt-right, the new, right? Was that I felt like they stole the libertarian thunder. Oh, yes. And this really bothered me. It was heartbreaking for me in a lot of ways. But it made me think like, well, okay I can't just be another person sitting here saying, you're so horrible. You're a Nazi. We've got to grapple with these ideas. We want to take it back if we wanna win this, because it was really it was shocking to me. I didn't see this coming. But in two thousand twelve the libertarians had a lot of energy, a lot of energy. There's the Ron Paul movement that this was you know, Ron Paul was breaking fundraising records. He was drawing tens of thousands of young people at to his speeches. Always around Paul. He was a country. Doctor a Texan. He's method in your book, rand Paul. That's so I ran ran Paul's pop, but there was one of the things that I loved, and it made me very optimistic for the future. And now of course, this has all been destroyed, but we in two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen the Ron Paul people own. Owned the internet. If you went to a YouTube video of anything, it could be a YouTube video of anything, political anything under all the comments were Ron Paul twenty twelve and the fed. You know what I mean end the wars, all this, and it to me, it seemed like all the intellectual energy was in this libertarian movement. We were talking about monetary policy, and how would you Wilson ruined the country and all these things that a lot of people didn't care about, and that was taken by the alt-right by two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen. If you looked at YouTube comments peppy and build the wall and deport them all Dan, the Muslims. Like lock her up all this stuff. And that to me was, like my first interest in who these guys were you didn't really care about the Ron Paul movement. Right. Or you not, not Sasol extent. I mean, I knew there was absolutely no possibility. They were going to let him get anywhere. And even Jon Stewart you remember that episode where grace, John Stewart of, when Ron Paul was like a second or third in the polls, and literally all the news stories pretended. He wasn't there. It was just absolutely amazing. Although in all fairness, maybe they were right because they would have Republicans. What are the rule somehow to make sure this guy is not getting anywhere? I mean that's pretty much clear..
Brazil judge denies cabinet post a reward for jailing Lula
"And in Brazil, former president Louis Nazia Lula to Silva is challenging has conviction on corruption charges after the judge who ruled on his case accepted atop position in the cabinet of president-elect gyro, both Sinato the far, right. Former army captain Lula's lawyers argue that newly appointed Justice Minister Sergio Morteau has proven his bias by joining ball sonatas cabinet, and that the charges against Lula were always politically motivated and designed to keep him from running for the presidency. Again Lewis currently serving a twelve year term in prison. Polls ahead of the election showed he was on track to win easily this past election and octa over the world renowned linguist dissident and author known Chomsky visited Lula in prison. He recently spoke to democracy now about that encounter Solter confront board from. Receiving new books. Proserve journals crucially the courts decided not permitted to make a public statement. Luke, sue convicted murderer so his soil Puerta would. Than combs huge. Their husband major thoughts, and he should be regarded with those for the most important political prisoner of the world to
"chomsky" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"This is a far left person Noam Chomsky. But even he is saying this tendency of the left to just censor to refuse to engage to refuse to debate. He's on Bill Buckley show Buckley's actually making a joke about his debate with Gorka doll on television where he said, if you don't crypto Nazi-era, I'll smash your and you damn face and don't stay plastered. You quit. You know, he goes on and on. He's making a joke about this and they, they're laughing about this and engaging in an exchange of ideas. This no longer happens. The right now. A big tech is escalating its attacks. Big tech is controlled by the left, the people who run these companies or left-wingers they're under immense pressure from the left right now be who, because the left blames big tech for the two thousand sixteen Trump victory. They blame Facebook for allowing conservative news. So. So called fake news to two per provide the platform. They blame Twitter for the Russian Botts. Everything's a Russian, but I'm a Russian and they constantly blaming big tech. They're under pressure and they're caving, they're, they're censoring people right now. This is bad, and I get really sick and tired of even conservatives who say, well, big tech, they can do whatever they want. It's not a big deal. They can do whatever they want. The first amendment doesn't they have the, they have their rights to speech. It's the first amendment that's fun. Yes, nobody, duh. Nobody disagrees with you that a company can do what it wants to do. Although one has to remember if you're a platformer a publisher, there are certain rules that go along with it. But yeah, nobody is saying that they can't do it. We're saying they shouldn't do it. We're seeing it creates a bad culture. It's bad society. It's not in keeping with American premises. It's not in keeping with American ideals to censor people with whom you disagree. Sure. It's not an issue of the first amendment perhaps, but it is an issue of the cultural of products that go with the first amendment of the American ethos at is an issue of that big government is very bad. Censorship by big government is bad, but big corporation isn't that much better is it's a little bit better because it has usually less of a monopoly. But that's, you know, the corporate culture in America does define our culture in so many ways when a CEO gets run out of town on a rail because he's contravened the. The the latest leftist worth a see the leftist orthodoxy did your, that's not. That's not good. That's not something we should celebrate say, oh, well, it's freedom, they know it's okay. No, that's okay. They can do it. Of course, they can do it. Nobody's disagreeing were saying, should they do it? There's a thought that stops thought, and that's the only thought that ought to be stopped. Censorship is bad. Censorship is bad per se, especially in America and when corporations do it, we shouldn't just shut down the conversation and say, well, they can. They can, hey, the can right. Yes, sure. But should they should we hold them accountable and say, no, don't censor people don't, especially when you've got all outsized power, especially when you've got the data of all Americans, especially if you know where Americans are at all times everywhere. And especially when you work with the government when you are constantly in contact with the government. All of these big tech firms are fortunately, there's some hoping this. There are some writers and economists and technologists who are offering hope. One of those George Gilder, George Gilder in American investor economist and author of the international. Seller, wealth and poverty, which made the case in the early nineteen eighties for supply-side economics and capitalism. He was the most often quoted living author by president, Ronald Reagan, and he now predicts the eventual if not imminent full of Google and big tech companies in his new book.
Inside Trump's isolated days amid Russia fallout
"On Bloomberg radio. I'm Jim Grasso President Trump stunned the world is past Monday during, a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki when he publicly sided, with the former KGB officer. Over his own intelligence communities findings about Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election I, have President Putin he just said. It's not Russia I will say this I don't see any reason why. It would be despite Trump's attempt, at backtracking the next day the fallout remains fierce here. To tell us more is Eli lake a columnist for Bloomberg opinion so what's your reaction to Trump. Siding with Putin over US intelligence agencies On a certain level mind boggling but I don't want to he didn't just side with, Vladimir Putin on the question of Russian meddling in the twentieth sixteen election and for that matter. Warnings of the twenty thousand eighteen election he also into que- or purchase Vladimir Putin equation of a completely unrelated matter which is a former. American could have been, named William Browder who is attempting to. Pressure the Russian government for Justice Former was murdered in two thousand nine in a Russian proven with the American. On forcement apparatus Beveren to hold Russia accountable for packing up leading Democrats and others are just posing fake online personas in order to try to influence the electric and while I certainly can understand why the, president would be frustrated at the. As of yet unproven charge of collusion is often drag up there and he didn't do any of this and that you know the Democrats won't let it. Go he should be able to separate that from. What I think is now incontrovertible fact that Russia hack eating Democrats and then distributed at them. On the internet that is a terrible invasion of privacy of individuals it's. Terrible stepping over the line in terms of meddling in the US election in wild questions certainly try to do the kind of thing before in the Soviet era it wasn't Okay then and out of a now and you know for Trump failure on this. Sort of knowledge even though he tried to walk it back is again. I'd say Mind-boggling you write that he's created another Charlottesville moment, how so Well. Real probably Charlottesville was a moral equivalency between people were protesting a group, of racists in white nationalist came to Charlottesville over confederate statues and then the people demonstrating. Saying cues And when you said there, are very fine people on both sides McMahon of nauseating And I think that it's similar in that on the world stage at Helsinki the president deems almost Elaine The, problem with, the US relationship is found on both sides and that Russia attacked, you sort of indicated that you know we had some blame in that and that is the kind of In, foreign affairs that we associate with, people like Noam Chomsky or rush Rush fringe. Figures for the president of the. United voice to that kind of thing it. Just really the gut check these are not our values for most Americans I. Don't think most Trump's. Supporters what you've been agreeing with any of that so it. Is extraordinarily I have refrained from speculating whether Russia has something on him, I think you explain this in some ways. Because Trump has these conviction, but he wants a better relationship with Russia there are arguments about that but, there is still no, excuse for this kind of moral equivalency between Russia which really right, now you don't have to characterize it a predator state and United States which is the world's most powerful nation that is the anchor of the system of free trade Mitchell I mean..
"chomsky" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"That's basically that's a that's a day in the life of the majority report you can be a part of that go to join the majority report dot com support this program uh we definitely always a need your help all right sit back quick break and then when we come back avi chomsky on undocumented how immigration became a legal we will be back live monday just a couple days from now or depending on when you listening it maybe not a couple of days now maybe just half a day maybe couple of hours arts he then two two we are back sam cedar on the majority report on the phone it is a pleasure to welcome to the program avi chomsky she is a professor of history at sam state university author of undocumented how immigration became illegal as well as they take our jobs and twenty other myths about immigration which is about to be reissued avi welcome to the program thanks for having me on the show so let's let's start with maybe before uh we actually go into some of the things that you discuss in undocumented let's start with one of those myths about immigration that they take our jobs uh huh is that a myth yes that's a myth um it's it's a complicated missed to disentangle but um when people say immigrants take american jobs first of all there assuming that there is a finite number of jobs in the united states so you have this sort of picture of how the economy works there's a finance number of jobs so when you add more people than that creates more competition for jobs but that's not actually how the economy works at all there's many other factors involved in the economy um there's corporate decisions about where to locate where to close we are to reopen um and there's also the fact that population growth of any sort um greets consumption as well as uh as.
"chomsky" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"The oman johnny rojo with sam see it is friday february twenty three two thousand eighteen my name is sam cedar this is the fivetime award winning majority report we are broadcasting live to take steps from the industrially ravaged go honest canal the heartland of america downtown brooklyn usa on the program today aviva chomsky undocumented how immigration became illegal yes ladies and gentlemen it is our final prerecorded show of the week we will be back live on monday of course you will be getting a matt pick for members on this show um fascinating interview if i do say so myself with the avi chomsky at a time where you know the assault on immigration is not just illegal immigration or undocumented immigration but also immigration period the idea that we would um have new people and um he diverse mix of people in this country is under assault by donald trump and uh because it provides him i think in his mind some type of electoral benefit but the concept of immigration the concept of illegal uh has changed through the years and avi chomsky takes us through that it's want to remind you that this show relies on your membership to survive we cannot do this show day in day out but for those people who become members support the show it's ten dollars a month uh comes out to two dollars fifty cents a week that is fifty cents a free show this week uh we did four free shows are members got a fifth show fewer if you're not a member you you missed an interview i did with steve guilt pin he was a.
"chomsky" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang
"I'm blanking on his name and they ended up writing this coach he just shows up occasionally and he's so funding a writer that's a famous known chomsky known chomsky yes the at nome chomsky came to the table and his his line delivery of william setting the bar many parents it's just the funny amazing again i'll wait for this i know are also very lucky that we got some great guest stars and guest directors carry brown steam directed while right yeah so it's a really great well i look forward to the call second season or behind this will know michael brian he's going to they're going to be trust me it'll be pulling out i had him online tv show i expect reciprocity little it come on hey so mafia code this thursday of course is the preview episode people can watch nimby see dea what time mrs mbc i believe it is on and please go back and edit me saying the correct time sure so just but i think it's on right either before or after will and grace on thursday so even either 830 or nine thirty oh my going through the worst job right now at a you go back to exit berber but by return time for coming to do what that greater well that's grand by the way i met frankas last month really tell me everything i it i lost my my well i got to go i got to go to visit sesame street new york o out and i make me in my it was my one you tell me how to treat kutahya together pratt.
"chomsky" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"So that says so that's worth noting as well and you know the people ask me all the time from a jewish perspective and i'm not going to give the whole heck of the jewish perspective i make my own perspective now there's a lot about ethnic judaeism in judaeism this idea that you have allegiance to people who are ethnically jewish okay i don't really feel strong allegiance to people who are quote unquote ethnically jewish just because they were born and have a last name than ends in golders or in like that doesn't seemed like phnom chomsky if if if i had a choice between saving mathis and noam chomsky that is the easiest choice in the world neither now the easiest choice and all the b if he met with his obviously nahnjohn skis a garbage human being i i'm not a big fan of the idea that ethnicity defines your goodness or badness the ethnic judaeism just has to do with who is considered a jew initially injured judea ism and and who can be part of the jewish people but again you can convert in sean he says german my question is in the eyes of god house killing during were different than murder and what about collateral damage when socalled innocence lose their lives f why i totally accept obsessed with you not in a glenn close fatal attraction type of way but really close lol without a splendid that rabbit but as far as house killing during were different than murder killings are nor is different than murder because presumably the people on the other side are trying to kill you so it's more selfdefence this is why there's all sorts reams of religious literature and moral literature about what justifies war is preemptive war justified for protecting your own life the idea of a purely aggressive war is sort of foreign to moral concepts the edge of i'm just gonna go to war because i want your resources most moral people don't believe that's the thing but if you are fighting an army that's determined to conquer you invade your rights kill you change your way of life then that changes the math somewhat as far as collateral damage.
"chomsky" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"People writ large are very annoyed by vocal fry especially when exhibited by women and when surveyed the population that found vocal fry most grading and annoying actually was women above the age of i think was either forty or fifty oh that's so fat that's not all read thought you were going with not at all or i thought i mean so just like everybody judges young women the area or a win exactly and i think what's interesting is that one you know man u's voelkel fright to all the good articles i mean la known chomsky no exit known towns youth stupid because he uses vocal fry raves that all the time and i'm sure that noone is writing articles that are like hey known chomsky an ira glass why are you talk about that sounds dumb like women i genuinely believe that this come from a place of of discomfort around women particularly young women in the public eyes housing on having of waste voice is to something and the the near magazine in the cut put it brilliantly with an article about female voice anxiety which is really a better way to diagnosis problem by it's the audiences issue it's not the the artists for the the vocalists issue but it she says here for every wrong voiced woman phenomenal problem is excess the voice as to something to loud to nasal breath honking squeaky matronly whispered it reveals too much of some identity it overflows its bounds.
"chomsky" Discussed on Little Atoms
"Good evening worker too little atoms shaba ideas with me know danny and we've padre greedy each episode of little atoms features a guest on the world of science journalism politics academia human rights so they are in conversation little items bases itself around the days of their lights and things like secular humanism free inquiry freedom of expression and the scientific method of that we just as likely to find ourselves talking about their antithesis things like superstation religious fundamentalism censorship on conspiracy theory our guest spring ideas a challenge and sometimes controversial often polemical but always interesting and i guess on this week's show was professor name trump's game no trump ski has been described as the world's greatest public intellectual bali 1928 in philadelphia chomsky began is academic career as a young linguistics professor mit in the nineteen 50s his theory of transformational grabber suggests that the capability to form structure language is innate to the human mind however trump's key i came to the general public's attention for his outspoken opposition to the vietnam war for more than forty years he has been the academy's loudest the most consistent critic of us policy is herman abroad professor trump's gives kashmir and modern forty books including american power in the name under ends manufacturing consent hegemony of survival determined democracy and failed states and he continues to lecture frequently as prolific a provocateur as ever mr trump's game had been you there you're i'm here hello vase is a honor to speak to you thank you as a lot of people in in in europe and spicer around the world scene america is emerging from something of a dark period into a bright new future with the the election of president obama he's he's printer the media over here almost in messianic times and i am now he's he's been in power for our to several hundred days i think you days are lights i think is going.