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All About Crane's Critter Care
"We are back we are doing a new segment where we bring on a small business owner so we can talk a little bit about their business about what they do. What kind of issues or problems. They've come up. Come against in starting in running a business. You know maybe business during kobe and whatever comes up and so right now we have with us gen from cranes critter care john. Thanks for joining us for the first small business segment. Thank you so much for inviting us into i actually chow four chinchilla friends with me this ursula one thing. That's a little bit different about further care. Is we go far beyond just captain dogs. We do all sorts of exotic whether it's earned small mammals sarmiento reptiles anything because we have so many people that have pets chats dogs in. I noticed when i was working at the ap l. That was a big issue. People were having was not being For anything other than just basing cat dog or if they had animal what medical issues. So that's one thing that Critter cares able to do is we can do animals with medical issues whether that be needing shots multiple times a day medications multiple times a day. We can do dogs or cats with behavioral issues. That could normally go to a kennel or normal. Dog sitter whether it be sonic stranger danger or anything bats. We also work with harder cheeses. I personally love the challenges in house. Seven years experience were sheltered in animals because training shelter. Animal is so much different than training in that. You thought from the pet store in today's nickel company though. It's just a little bit different methods of going about things but it's been really great overall. We've had to change a lot of cova right. And that's one thing. This kind of bennett trick is as cova comes up each month. We have to kind of a daft. Do whatever we see that customers are looking for whether if the people going out of town so that increase number of training sessions of we noticed people wanting more medical care people wanting more educational seminars. So whatever people are looking for cranes critter cares filling in that gap and just go with the flow of were covance. Add in what people are meeting with as far as animal care. So where would you say you start. Sounds like such an amazing and valiant effort that you're doing especially for individuals in the community. You're almost like an immeasurable acid because through You're still trying to push still trying to make sure that the animal care is first and foremost so what pushed you into his avenue this world so i actually started adding animal shelter as a veterinarian assistant. I was there for four years and then i switched to another shelter as their main foster four nader doing educational seminars. And that's one of the biggest issues i noticed was i was in the intake department where people would surrender. Animals in have issues in a big thing is lack of education whether it be their animal has issued. They don't know how to properly train or fix it. So then immediately playbay. Just surrender or their four hours a day. Don't have anyone to let them out in the they don't have time to have an animal or someone passed away or moved out there. Sheila left behind. They have no idea how to take care of. It can shallow surrender over and it's one of those things where the more education were able to provide the public a lot. More people keep animals in their homes. Take better care of their animals. It makes a better relationship between the owner of pet in more animals. Just stay healthy happy home. So it's a little bit of keeping animals out of the shelter keeping almond good conditions just for improve quality of life for everyone right. Yeah no so. I wanted to actually ask about something along those same lines. Since we've been going through cova. This is something that we touched on. In in one of my classes actually we were talking about Pharmaceuticals and medications for animals versus for people Was he was business of biology through. You're talking about big pharma quite a bit but you know one of the things that came up is that there's different right if you have a life threatening disease or disorder. You're probably more likely to get that medication than you would. For a life threatening disease or disorder for an animal or at least some people are so along those same lines of what you were talking about. One thing that i was hoping to kind of get out there. One thing i think that needs saying is i'm sure that lots of people bought a new animal because the kobe right. You're locked up. You're stuck at home. You need a buddy someone. Yeah but that said tat. I'm slightly concerned that we're gonna see a big christmas dump ejup fact at the end of covid right where everyone is like. Well now. we're back at work now. We're back at school now. We're busy now. We don't have any time and so well. We have to get rid of the animals. So i guess i wanted to kick it over to jenin. Just see what you thought about that. Do you think that phenomenon is going to happen once we quote unquote get back to normal and like what could you say to pet owners. That currently do have their pet that you know maybe thinking of doing something like that so i completely agree and that's something even when i felt the shelter we talked about with so many people now that they're working from home temporarily were adopting animals but they're not thinking in the future a lot of those times so that's one thing during summer especially i focused on was doing seminars in different on how to prevent separation anxiety. That's gonna be one of the issues as well with on people getting poppies. The puppies are missing to people being home all day leaving for maybe two hours tops and all of a sudden you're drastically or changing their schedule their way of life pretty much by being gone nine ten hours a day. That's going to have a lot of issues with separation. Anxiety being the biggest one and then i see a lot of people once that happens to run around to shelters reasonable surrender.
Interview With YouTube Influencer And Comedian, Bob The Drag Queen
"High cameron. How are you honestly. Though worst headache hungover no no. No no no i you know what i can't i i can't figure out what's going on it just always over my left i would do. I find him right. That's part of what's going on. This is well this. This is what doctors appointments are like these days like he. Just put your asshole the camera. Now i'll do a couple a command shift for looking at the screen. Grab of your of your amos. He sent me some dick pic to your doctor at kaiser permanente dot absolutely how how well first of all let me. Just start by. By the way i would love to include all of that. I think that was that was gold and it will train our listeners. To what we're expecting for your bob directly but would you would you introduce yourself. I always have guests introduce themselves. Name is bob the drag on as a he him. She her hers. I am a drag comedian. I m youtuber. I am one of the hosts of hbo's where ear. And i am a living icon. Okay out. that feels true to me. That's how i'm experiencing toby weird. I love it eventually becomes true. Yes that's right absolutely well. What an honor for me to be recording here. Yeah you've had a you've had a big couple of years. It feels like i know you. You've been working in drag for a long time. But it feels like for you know from where i'm positioned at home perpetually possessed by the way i'm in west hollywood right. Now i live in pasadena. You're apologizing forward pasadena but we'll feel important because like there's a part of pasadena that's the cheesecake factory. But i live at the base of the mountains. So i just want to be very clear. I'm a mountain lesbian. These days not a cheesecake factory godless man. This is worth noting. But you're in west hollywood. What is actually that. That is a great place to start. Because i haven't been there during the pandemic and what an interesting place to be hanging out because it's usually somewhere that is so lively and terms of nightlife and in terms of foot traffic on the street for la. It's a different kind of a place. Was it like over there right now. Very blake lively blake. Lively matters But right now it is. The pandemic has changed a lot. It's actually a straight neighborhood. Now could you imagine it is now just a full on straight neighbor. Okay so i have been. I moved here during the pandemic. And i have some context for west hollywood. But it's very limited either in this apartment where i've been renting for a little over a year now or i'll be on the gay bars strip There was never any in between. I mean they're still you know people other walk into. I actually saw the two people today. Who really look like their dogs. It was wild like stock. He'd like dad body type guy walking a little like french bulldog and then there's like Yoga looking white lady with white hair with just like a skinny little completely white dog and these people look like their dogs. You look like my dog. That's true. Yes i have like. Just a teeny dog with like hair under ears that comes out to the side and it just it does feel like we're meant to be a little bit of blonde the tip whereas grown out highlight. That's actually like seriously that is what my shirts all the time. Yeah very you can't tell what size she is because she's proportionate but she's smaller than you think. Actually i have a dog that looked like me out. A black labrador in those jet black was a little. Floppy there was a chow mix. And he's always like my dog and he used to drive me crazy because my dog was jet black tie that feels but it was other black people so it felt a little upsetting. I thank god. I really grew up running the white people. I didn't even know y'all existence a couple of years ago. Where did you grow up. I grew up in georgia groping them all over georgia all of the south really but mostly georgia small town big town in columbus georgia which is This home of the infantry. So if you're if you ever were airborne ranger you probably learned it at for banning And then i moved to atlanta.
Florida restaurant goes viral with 'face diapers not required' sign
"A restaurant of florida getting a lot of attention for its mask policy after social media post of an x. Through a mask and the words face diapers not required sign posted facebook by the owner. Becky jax food shack in hernando county which is north of tampa. Jesse foxtel's a florida tv station that he posted the picture on social media so everyone knows the policy before they arrive to chow down. The doesn't appear to actually be posted at his restaurant. But the eatery wrote in its post that it's using the same policy that does not require masks for customers and their staff. Face masks are not mandatory hernando county and faulk says if they were he would follow the rules. The cdc recommends that restaurant employees and customers wear masks as much as possible. Not eating or drinking. And when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain cj
Steam has officially come to China, and Sony’s PS5 is officially coming too
"Grease from bins to assemble bowls of sounds and other bowl. Friendly items. Jordache seems to attend to offer chow botox to partner restaurants saying it will enhance our robust merchant and logistics platform. Ea announced in attempts to acquire the mobile game developer global for two point one billion dollars according the ea ceo andrew wilson the acquisition will double the size of e as mobile efforts.
WNBA players celebrate Warnock's projected win over Loeffler
"Right. Before the insurrection at the capital there was two senate runoff elections that the country had their is on in one of them. The reverend raphael warnock defeated the incumbent. Appointed senator kelly leffler in georgia. Kelly leffler for about ten years has been a partial owner of the atlanta dream of the wnba. She's now the majority owner but she's been around the team for now ten or eleven years and you may have heard her own players and much of the wnba is diametrically opposed to everything that leffler stands force. It was a very interesting situation to see everything develop earlier this week. And then how it works in the team dynamic for more on that. Let's welcome and renee. Montgomery actually a guard for the atlanta dream. She joins us this morning. She's actually rejoining us this morning a second time. She's been on with this. Good morning to you so i guess the first thing i gotta ask you is being a member of the team and understanding everything. That's going on on the floor in off the floor. What's the reaction of you and your teammates to misled losing this election. So i'm just gonna speak for myself and the reaction is. It's not even just her losing. Its rafael worn off. One and i wanna make sure that the messaging stays clear because there's some things that happened on january six is trying to take away from the fact that a black man is going to send it a jewish man from georgia's going to send it and we won the presidential race so i would say for me. It's a sweep. it's a three no sleep. So the the the feeling is happy. Rene speaking of january six. What are your thoughts on everything that occurred that day. Yeah you know. It's kinda like we all felt something was gonna happen. I was worried after november. Third ominously like when when the number started tied and we could see that joe biden. Really my win this thing you know. We all started to get a little nervous even here in georgia the aquarium shutdown coach color. They all boarded up their their buildings because we were all expecting some type of reaction and not a good one so then to see what happened on january six and see the lack of policing that was there it was it was disappointing and most call a spade a spade. It was terrorism. Domestic terrorism is the term that we should use for that renee montgomery innately. Sorry thanksgiving i was going to say what is say about the platform that the wnba has like you guys like even a month before. Colin kaepernick took a knee in two thousand sixteen. The wnba pre-game conference about police brutality. You guys were black. Lives matters t shirts before it was even a thing. Guys always been the leader at the forefront say about the platform that you guys have in the work that you guys have been doing you know. I hope people start to licking because a lot of brands. A lot of sponsors. They don't see the value in in women would say 'cause you know. I think i saw a tweet. From china robinson that said of sponsorship for women athletics how chow especially now knowing the impact that a women's league not just so a player but a whole week and have i don't understand why there's no interest but i do hope that just seeing how things transpired and how everyone to see what's going on. I hope that there is some value added to women now. Renee montgomery of the atlanta dream is joining us. This morning on keyshawn jay williams zubin were presented by progressive. Insurance and rene is with us on the goodyear hotline to robinson by the way. Espn women's college basketball analyst shaina. Yes shoutout. I want to ask you this because people may not want to go back to leffler because i think this is just so fascinating with how clear she's been in how clear you guys have been She used to be for people. That aren't aware that maybe don't follow the dream on everyday basis. She used to be a constant present. at games. a practice you'd be a team functions. He was always be sitting in the front row. She was very active owner. Obviously things have changed when she went to the senate got other responsibilities. I just wonder what your relationship is with her. The team's relationship with her you know even before the senator race i would just fear before the games. We've been to her house. Where team function. But i mean any of the players know you're not usually best friends with owner in general you know you typically would talk more to your g Even when it comes to contracts and stuff so we did see her there and we would wait and she was you know. I know that she released herself. From you. know day to day duties as she became a senator but she was president and the wnba. I know probably the letter was her trying to distance herself. Thing is how she's republican and the wnba. Is you know highly majority. Lgbt in black and brown community. So i can understand why she's trying to distance ourselves but it wasn't the case beforehand. Rene we're kind of personal discussions if any at all have you had. We'll often about social justice nine. I'm you know this was a typical owner-player relationship. So you know. I never talked to my minnesota on her about social justice. And i know that this time is is different but by the time that all of these things try Started to unfold. You know it was already. She was already too far. gone by. then how do you feel now that everything is transpired and she still co owner of the team for me and this is gonna be unpopular to say but for me. I'm sure she's not the only owner. That probably feels the way she feels. And so i hope that the wnba and hope that you know even her you know i. I've already posed the question. I don't know why he would want to own a wnba team. If you have to write a letter to the commissioner opposing. Everything that that team is standing for you know. Our team is the atlanta dream. And i don't know if people know that's from martin. Luther king's dream speech. That's how we got our name so if you oppose everything that we fundamentally stand for. I don't see how you can build a relationship there. I don't know why you'd want to be there
How the pandemic has affected small business in New York City's Chinatown
"As the pandemic to called of the nation. One community in particular began to crack early New York City's Chinatown. Faced with the economic concerns and xenophobic fears, Chinese restaurants faced a sobering future author and culinary historian Grace Young Co. Created coronavirus Chinatown stories, which looks to share the narratives of those small business owners struggling to stay open in the wake of the pandemic. Hi, Grace. Hi, Evan. Last March, you spent a day filming the stories of mom and pop restaurants in New York's Chinatown. Many at that point we're still open. How quickly did things change after your visit? Well that day when we were interviewing the restaurant owners, one of them told us that 70% of Chinatown restaurant owners had decided to close the following day and I don't know how he knew that information. In fact, a few hours after we did the interviews On March, the 15th mayor, de Blasio announced that he was shutting all restaurants across the city except for take out So the day that we were in Chinatown was really on the last day that trying town was as we think of it, and we were recording living history documenting where everybody was at that moment. How many restaurant owners did you end up speaking with On that day, we interviewed four restaurants, a restaurant owners and one shop owner. And since that time you've interviewed quite a few more I have. One of the interviews was actually the follow up of restaurant owner that we interviewed on March the 15th May Chow, who owned a Malaysian French restaurant called was a piece. And we went back and interviewed her actually two more times because she closed for two months, and then she opened and lasted for one month. And so we went in and interviewed her as she was closing. I want to play a clip from one of your videos. And it's It speaks to the unique stresses and xenophobia that restaurant tours in Chinatown experienced in those very early days of the pandemic, And this clip is from That restaurant or May chow from the restaurant, Josie piece, a Malaysian French restaurant. We did a very good delivery, but we still have to shut it down because Would work up. I'm afraid of their safety because we have this still xenophobic, right? And they have to take the subway when finish work is about 10 11. They're just the fear their family are really worried about their safety like saying you go to work, You might not come back or something. You know that home. It's just maybe we think, Oh, this is hysterical. But it's real for us in the Chinese community. They're afraid of their safety. They're afraid. The virus. They're afraid this virus going to invest it in in their community, then is really the stigma and saying Look, Chinese have all the virus, right? We are afraid of our safety. Yesterday. My waiter Um, he lived in Queens. So you take the subway to come here to check on me, he say so afraid He was a young guy, he say's afraid because before this two weeks ago He got pushed by people. You got to push early on in the pandemic. We talked so much about the issue of xenophobia in Chinatown. But We haven't heard us much about it Since. Are your contacts in Chinatown reporting stories of xenophobia and racism Still I think it's less right now. I think back in January February March, it was at its height. I think it's certainly still exist now. But it's not as pronounced as it Woz, but it's certainly exists. And I was in China town recently when I saw somebody go up to a street vendor and just knock down their umbrella and cart. And, um, my husband ran after the guy, but, um I think people are subjected to a lot of abuse right now.
Amazing Race 32 finale recap and winners
"Think you really do yourself any favors starting in a different spot because your baby could be in any of those cakes rights not placed in cake number six hundred thirty in each and every one it could have been one on the table or it could have been one of the racks but doesn't matter because both she and madison had to go back once over because they weren't even even no matter who they chows. Congratulations to the winner of the amazing race. Draft it is. Mike bloom there. We go mike bloom did it. He had the fifth pick overall. Took willing james so that that's sting's because Each of us Myself jess dan. Heaton we all had the chance to take a shot at will in james. It was mike. Blum who took them fifth overall winner of the amazing race draft. Thank you boys for doing that. I mean it's interesting as well. I know that said this all the way back during our preseason podcast. it's also notable will and james our first male male team winners since the apprehension season twenty four Which is crazy. Considering that spoiler alert going back all the way to the beginning of the amazing race three out of the first four teams that one were male male teams so just sort of see whether it was due to the casting or the circumstances. It's been a while since this type of thing is happened. I would also not call willing. James typical alpha males. But it was a fun thing wrong. I'm happy to continue to go undefeated in our amazing race strapped here until we meet again. Well the fire my i. It's though i think you know just
Why Ohio Lawmakers Are Rethinking Recent Nuclear Power Plant Bailouts
"Lawmakers in ohio are looking at repealing. A nuclear power plant bailout. That was passed last year. Federal investigators are linking the passage of the bill to the biggest corruption case in the state's history. Here's ohio public. Radio's andy chow. Ohio sweeping energy law. That bailed out two of the state's nuclear power. Plants is now tied to a sixty one million dollar bribery scheme. It's an alleged web of conspiracy and tangling the speaker of the house a huge energy company and the state's top utilities regulator. Let's go back to two thousand seventeen. The us department of justice says that's when republican state representative. Larry householder hashed out of the utility company. Not directly named but believed to be first energy. That plan was a quid pro quo. Householder would get money to help him. Become speaker and i energy would get a bailout of its nuclear power plants from twenty seventeen to twenty. Eighteen householder was backed by millions of dollars and so called dark money us to elect his allies in house races around the state fast forward to january twenty nineteen. Those allies elect householder speaker. And he then rolls out a plan for a billion dollar. Nuclear power plant bailout. The money coming from ratepayers. Rachel bells a ratepayer advocate with ohio consumers. Power alliance says something smelled fishy. It seemed an awful lot. Like a real setup. It was never more apparent than eighty six and even heading into it that we were david and goliath that bill each b. six attracted national attention because it cut green energy standards at a time when many states were doing the opposite increasing their mandates for renewable energy five months later a mysterious campaign group called generation now spent millions on mailers and ads supporting the bill. Hosing reform killing jobs and swimming. Catherine tersser of common cause. Ohio says the group wouldn't disclose where the money was coming from. And that makes it hard on voters if they can't understand how our legislators are making decisions or who is attempting to influence elections or to influence the way we feel about public policy. Well then we're left in the. That mystery was solved in july when the scandal broke where today to announce the arrest of larry householder to speaker of the house. It turns out the fbi had been following the bailout bill saga from the beginning and says it has evidence to prove householder was taking bribes from first energy funneled through the group generation now in october. A lobbyist for first energy pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. And just hours later. I energy fired. It's ceo chuck jones and last month. Ohio's public utilities commission chair. Sam randazzo resigned after the fbi searched his home despite the scandal. Many ohio legislators. Still defend the nuclear bailout. Republican state representative dickstein says it saves jobs and cuts down on carbon stein argues that its benefits outweigh the scandal or those folks involved. They'll pay a price for any wrongdoing. That all the way comes through the court process. Ohio lawmakers are now considering repealing or freezing the bailout. If that's not done by the end of this month new charges will appear on ratepayers bills to start. Funding the bailout. Meanwhile larry householder maintains his innocence and while removed as house. He remains a state representative after winning reelection last month for npr news. I'm andy chow in columbus.
It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it
"As the end of two thousand twenty approaches so it seems to hopes for freedom in hong kong the arrest in recent days of eight more. Prominent opponents of the beijing backed government of hong kong follows the jialing of other pro-democracy activists including joshua wong and agnes chow as well as media. Tycoon jimmy lai. Who's been accused. Under the national security law of colluding with foreign forces. many others have fled hong kong. The pro-beijing government is also planning new regulations to combat online and the other misinformation and activity which might take a different resonance when promulgated by the pro beijing government and it may say journalists and activists have their free speech curtailed even further after the year of protests in twenty nine hundred and twenty twenty has been a year of lockdown for both political and purposes. So is the hongkong that we've known finished tom. Grundy is the editor in chief and co founder of hong kong. Free press an independent not for profit. English language news outlet established in two thousand fifteen and funded by its readers in a recent tweet. Tom said in light of hong kong's national security little we have opted to keep calm and carry on hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Tom grandy welcome to sunday. Extra exciting me. Thanks for being here. I gather there is a clock in the home kong. Free press office that he's counting down. What is that clocking. what does it show at. The moment was counting down to twenty four seven which the year the autonomy. it's guaranteed to overtake was cops meant to expires. The city was then blended into the mainland. But i've been joking. How resetting the clock to about five months ago because for many people because when the integration sugary began with the dawn of this national security law and since then we've seen a full throated crackdown on civil liberties in the city all under the cover of cove it. Dozens of leading activists arrested in. Don't rates you mentioned a couple and that newsroom braided slash pro democracy newspaper. Jimmy lights proprietor behind bars at the moment. If saint democracy books pulse from library shelves slogan banned protest song bandon. Schools are colds a patriotic education and People have been arrested in recent months simply over facebook posts or placards or also closed seditious words and in one instance somewhat linked to australia right and a straighten judge resigned citing security bowl which as many feared it seems to be used in a very broad and tacona way absolutely tom. What does it mean for you in practice as the founder editor and chief of hong kong free press. How much have you had to change what you do since the new national security look i mean well. I said that the security is designed to make people notice the media self-censor to obey in advance. If you will in tom we cannot get straight answers to questions such as can we print the span. Slogan liberate hong kong. Can we film someone walking the national anthem or burning a flag or interview pro-independence at the on local outlets has deleted the exile example That's the idea. They want us to over. Correct to tiptoe around lake right lines goal posts in a way that they do in the mainland. I suppose self-censorship being much more powerful than tempted shit. But we're a small nimble team so we scrambled to react. We saw big little expensive life sending a backup entities training the team on what to do in rates moving quick vices of course and and some more conan's like literally changing our desktop confused desk
Hong Kong jails 3 prominent young pro-democracy activists
"In hong kong. The government's now under the thumb of beijing is locking up pro democracy activists for speaking out. That as china continues. Its crackdown on liberties in what used to be a semi independent territory. World's kristen flavin has more activist joshua wong. We'll spend the next thirteen months in a prison cell after protesting police brutality. Last year outside a police station the government also sentenced activist ivan. Lamb to seven months behind bars and another agnes chow received a ten month sentence. Authorities arrested the three activists last month. A magistrate said the trio called on protesters to besiege the police headquarters and undermined law enforcement during the rally which drew thousands of people the activists to the defunct demo sisto political party and helped to draw global economy to hong kong's crackdown on dissent. Hong kong officials have arrested at least thirty one people under china's new so-called national security law which beijing imposed on the territory in june
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is jailed
"Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong Desert supporters to hang on his words as he was sentenced to 13 months in jail also sentenced Agnes Chow to 10 months and the Ivan Lamb to seven months after sentencing, lamb shouted, never regretted. Stems from a small demonstration outside police headquarters last year.
Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam Are Sentenced in Hong Kong
"Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong is urged supporters to hang on as he was sentenced to 13 months in jail. Also sentenced to Agnes Chow to 10 months. Ivan Lamb to seven months after sentencing, Lampe shouted, Never regretted Now. This stems from all the small demonstration outside police headquarters last
Hong Kong jails 3 prominent young pro-democracy activists
"Hong Kong pro democracy activists have been sentenced to jail for a protest outside police headquarters. This is authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten Beijing's control over the territory. The popular activists very well known Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Even lamb are among more than 10,000, who have been arrested since June of 2019 on charges related to protest against proposed extradition laws that expanded to include demands for greater democracy. Beijing, responding to those protests by imposing a sweeping national security law to crackdown on dissent, which prompted more public opposition. Meanwhile,
Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow jailed
"In Hong Kong have been jailed for participating in a pro democracy protests last year. There was not authorized by the police, Joshua Wong will serve more than 13 months in prison. Agnes, Child, 10 Months and Ivan Lamb, seven months. All three pleaded guilty last week, two charges related to a siege of the police headquarters. Approachable because the activist Nathan Law, who fled Hong Kong said the sentence was ridiculous and disproportionate. This is actually a bit more serious than we had expected. They have click UT That would be a major factors of Ah, deducting the sentence. They're not involved in their expections of violence. So I guess on the the circumstance that still being sentenced for more than a year, especially for Joshua. It is still quiet of the sentence for lots of people. The charges were launched before China imposed his national security law in Hong Kong, under which the activist could have been jailed for life. The U. N
Too Much Of A Good Thing: The Cautionary Tale of Biotech Crops
"Dan let's start with a little bt crops one. oh one all right. Walk us through how they work. So these genetically modified plants got their superpowers from a bacteria. Let's let julie describe it a little bit for bt in particular They express genes that. Come from a type of bacterium It's really a very common. Bacteria that's found in soils it's called bacillus thuringiensis as the scientific name now. This kind of bacteria is actually poisonous and the larval stage of some major insect pests like corn route worm. Cotton bollworm Which farmers worry about a lot. So what the scientists did was they took some of the genes from bacteria and inserted them into these corn and cotton plants which then made the plants poisonous to the insects just like the bacteria were so now. The plants can actually protect themselves by killing off past that. Try to eat them. Exactly which is a big deal for farmers. Here is david current. He's an entomologist at texas am university. He gives farmers advice on the best way to handle their insect problems. A lot of them are cotton farmers and for them. The effect was dramatic. U we'd have cases before the introduction of bt where You know farmers were having to treat you know it could be ten times. You know for these pests. The ring ten times in a season they could yeah some areas and one bt was introduced. Well our our insecticide sprays just plummeted. And you know in there were guys who wouldn't have to treat it all and that's a big deal for not just the farmers but for the environment right. Dan like those pesticides. Don't just kill the insects year. For right yeah absolutely. Regular insecticides can kill off a whole range of species and mess up the whole ecosystem. Bt crops produced specific proteins that only kill particular insects so those crops are basically harmless to pollinators like bees and beneficial insects. That prey on past help. Keep them under control. It's not toxic to people or birds and for farmers like jonathan evans and north carolina. It meant he didn't have to work so hard is always better for the plant to protect itself. Then i have to go out and try to to spray for the worms. Did it really change farming. Have -solutely i mean you can tend a lot more acres. Were the whole equipment. Got it so jonathan. The farmer loves these crops. Julie who likes insects is happy. When did things start to go sour. Dan well i guess for jonathan it was you know one day in two thousand sixteen when he went out to cotton field and saul some cotton bollworm happily chowing down on his cotton plants and he knew what that meant. Those insects had evolved. He was looking at a new strain of bollworm that the bt protein wouldn't kill and this has been happening more and more often the country right david kerns that insect specialist at texas a and m. says some farmers are pretty disappointed and angry. There's words i can't use but they wanted to know what the heck they're doing paying for a technology and they're still having a spray. Okay dan so let's talk about. Why some of those insects have become resistant to bt crops. Yeah let's get into the science mattie evolution and here we go okay so there's a part of this. It's really simple. You have a gazillion different individual. Let's say cotton bollworm out there. There's genetic variation among them and just by chance. You may very well have a few that have some genetic mutation that makes them a little less vulnerable to the fbi t. Now they're rare normally right no problem share except if you plant these bt crops everywhere you kill off all the other insects and you have. What biologists call selection pressure right those rare individuals. That aren't killed by the gmo will be the only ones that survive and they will find each other and you know what happens next. Mattie they do that birds and the bees and the bugs thing they do they they they mate and offspring and suddenly you have a lot of insects with that. Same genetic trait a new strain of resistant. Insects emerged its evolution. Right in front of your eyes. That is what has happened over and over now. It's complicated because the biotech companies actually deployed a whole series of slightly different bt jeans and we've seen insects evolve resistance. I two one gene and then the next one sometimes it took maybe five years other times. It took a lot longer fifteen even twenty years. And it's patchy in some places the bt crops are still working and other places they aren't okay but the end. This idea of selection pressure has been around for a long time right so clearly. Scientists saw this coming. Oh absolutely did. In fact i was around. I was reporting on this back when there. Were these arguments going on back when the crops were new and university. Scientists were predicting that this would happen. If the genes were overused. They were pushing this idea of refuge to keep it from happening. They said farmers should be required to plant some of their land with non bt crops Just so all those pests. You know those with and without the resistance. Gene could thrive there elway. So in that way the rare insects with genetic resistance to bt wouldn't completely take over because some of those that were sensitive would still be around to be in the gene pool exactly exactly and the companies actually agreed to this in principle but there were these big arguments about how big the refuge had to be. There were some scientists who said at least for some of these bt crops. Farmers should not be allowed to plant those crops on more than half of their land. But the company said that'll never work. Farmers won't go for bt crops at all if there's such strict rules and the companies one and sure enough now there's resistance to bt so scientists like julie are back once again this argument pushing for tighter government rules. We are at an important point where we've seen some examples of what can happen and definitely do need to make some changes. What kind of changes are we talking about here. Dan because it feels pretty late in the game. Right it is. It is but there's one thing that people are focused on there's at least one bt. Gene is still working the bugs of not resistant to it yet so it still is effective against a lot of insects. And it's sort of carrying a lot of the weight right now. It's kind of the last bt. Still standing and scientists are worried. It'll soon break. You know under that weight of overuse especially in the south is used in both corn and cotton to fight off insects so that the environmental protection agency scientific advisers have told the agency it should only allow that gene to be used in one of those crops cotton or corn and it should be caught because controlling the bollworm in cotton is just much much more important economically in corn. It's a minor pest got and cotonou can wipe out your crop. And if you don't let it be used in corn than all those cornfields are that refuge. I see see but the company that owns this gene. Syngenta says no. That's not necessary. And it's not fair and the and the epa is actually backed away from idea. Okay i mean so what happens now dan. Well there are a lot of scientists including julie peterson who say if current farming practices. Don't change. it's possible that all of the bt genes that are currently on the market will stop working reliably within ten years and then farmers will have to find new ways to fight the insects. Maybe they'll be spraying more. Insecticides again or more and this is what julie wants maybe they go back to some more old-fashioned pest control methods you know crop rotations change what crops you plant from year to year. Yeah i mean. Indigenous communities around the world have used that technique for thousands of years some organic farmers due to right the the trick is going to be using those techniques and still producing the kind of big harvest that a lot of farmers and a lot of consumers now depend on. Okay dan charles. Thank you so much for bringing us
Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest
"Just a few types of locations. KQED science reporter Danielle Benton has more from a recent study out of Stanford. Location services are enabled on, say, your weather app. Your phone shares information about where you go on how long you're there. Whenever you leave the house and self interest are restaurants, jeans, grocery stores, places of worship. This data is anonymous ized and used by researchers like you're a less Kovic, Stanford computer scientist. He and others recently modeled how people's outings drove the course of the epidemic in the 10 biggest US metropolitan areas. When New York you had a huge spike and people state a common dividers die down. Philadelphia, San Francisco was up and then kind of flat. Researchers could also infer which types of locations were responsible for the most transmissions. Before there were widespread health safety precautions. There is a very small number off places about let's say 10%, where 85% of full infections happened. Indoors. Sit down. Restaurants, cafes and gyms are the top three. Crowded businesses also increased risk there, especially a problem in low income neighborhoods. And you found out that even a trip to a grocery store is twice as 3 FT. For an individual from a low income neighborhood versus individual from high income neighborhood. Residents of poor neighborhoods are also more likely to work, low wage service jobs that can't be done online. One of the big achievements of this study is to highlight the occupational vulnerability that People on the lowest ends of our occupational structure have had to face Merlin Chow Kwan Yin's studies public health at Columbia and was not involved in this work. He says. It highlights how important temporary income assistance could be for people who cannot afford to stay home. The study also shows that tapping a businesses peak capacity can slash transmission while cutting overall foot traffic by only a small amount. I'm Danielle Benton KQED news. Now we're going to
Former Harvard Fencing Coach Peter Brand Accused of Taking Bribes
"Former Ivy League coaches caught up in another admission scandal of former fencing coach at Harvard and the wealthy Maryland father were arrested Monday and charged with conspiracy to commit federal programs. Bribery. 67 year old Peter Brandt, who was fired by Harvard last year, is accused of taking $1.5 million in bribes from 61 year old Gee, Jax Owl of Potomac, Maryland. In exchange brand, allegedly helped Chow's two sons get into Harvard as recruited fencers. Attorneys for each man deny the actors. Stations. The case is separate from the recent college admission scandal that involved in admissions consultant getting kids into top universities with rigged to test scores or fake athletic
Dealing with COVID Anxiety
"And welcome to this week's episode of Psych Central. PODCAST. I'm your host gave Howard and calling into the show today we have. Dr, just lean shot wall. She is the chief medical officer and Director of Mood Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson, a premier residential, behavioral, Health Treatment Centre Dr Chow while welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. I'm delighted to be here. We are super excited to have you here today because you're also an anxiety expert and many people who aren't used to feeling the effects of anxiety are because of covid. So I WANNA start with are you seeing people that never had anxiety? And stress issues before suddenly developing anxiety disorders because of the global pandemic. I am noticing that there are a lot of people who noticed anxiety type symptoms and since they've never really experienced them before they're really taken aback and they don't really know what's going on and so I feel like one of our big duties at this time is to help people become more aware because I think once you can name the beast benefits a lot easier to tame the beast and I think a lot of individuals will have a hard time if they don't know what to call it or what to do with it. The psych central podcast has been on the air for almost five years psych central dot Com has been around for twenty five years. So we are well versed in mental health advocacy. And for the most part, it's always sort of been in its own little corner. There's the people that have a mental health issue or a mental illness, and they understand it. There's people who developed one or have a loved one who develops a mental health issue or mental illness, and they're searching for information, but by and large the majority of the population. Was Not discussing this openly we've seen that changed dramatically in the last six months where suddenly it's sort of mainstream news about how adult that never had any mental health issues before are suddenly a suffering from the symptoms of depression anxiety stress and on and on and on. It's a lot of people talk about anxiety like it's a pathological thing. I really try to. Explain to people how anxiety is normal. You have to have the neurobiological fear response to see safe as a human being like you are going to the Grand Canyon and walking over the skywalk. The fact that we don't just climb over the rail and try to jump down is because we do have a biological response to anything that's not within the normal human experience or. Scope if you think about having a snake your chair, you want to have an anxiety response so that you can quickly panic and run and what will happen. If you don't have that fear responses, you will die because the snake will bite you or you'll have some pretty negative consequences of that. How can you not having society when you're being told all day on the? News that you need to take all these extra precautions to just be safe to not fall sake to make sure your loved ones don't die. That is something that just normally will cause some degree of anxiety the difference between that type of anxiety and what can be called a DSM anxiety disorder ends up being that it becomes overwhelming to the point that you can't function. And what we start to see people who may have had a higher level of anxiety before were being able to do things to help themselves like going to the gym to work out or going for a run outside or spending time with loved ones all people they're coping skills have been taken away, and that is where you start seeing that they now fall into more that clinical anxiety. Disorder category if you look at most mental health conditions, they are on a spectrum and it just really depends on how far along the spectrum you are. Today could be that today it's a disorder, but a week ago or two weeks ago wasn't quite meeting the criteria. One of the themes that runs through the sake central podcast we try to explain that mental health and physical health actually. Are. They have a lot in common meaning most people have good physical health. Most of the time you can still get a cold. You can still get injured and that's a very temporary problem but you can also have, for example, diabetes, which is severe and persistent and lifelong mental health is the same way I. Think a lot of people think that you either have good mental health or. You're mentally ill and that there's nothing in between do you believe that because of the pandemic people are starting to realize that everybody has mental health and that you can have the equivalent of of a cold which in in this case is stress and anxiety or panic do you think this is helping to educate people that we all have mental health and anything can trigger bad mental health. I think reading a lot more content about that in very popular channels, Navy your podcast, or me this our world. But other people for whom this is not their world. We are seeing them talk more about mental and in my own World I try not to talk about somebody having just mental illness I think about mental health on a continuum. You can do things every day to improve your mental health and you can do things every day that may not really be serving well, the kind of food you e the places that you go to the people you spend time with each of those things can help build up that mental hell.
"chow" Discussed on The Strategerist
"We've been talking recently with several nonprofit leaders about how their organizations are pivoting adjusting to all the changes in the world because of in nineteen today. Though we're talking to a business sector leader to hear about their side of the world and Chow has been at. At and T. Business for thirty years and in Twenty nineteen was named CEO. The first woman and the first woman of color to hold the position of the company and welcome to the strategic. Thank you for doing this. Thanks so much. Appreciate you having me so next week. We're launching our latest issue. The catalyst that Bush Institute's Journal of Ideas and we're focusing on America at its best and the things that are making us optimistic. So and what are you seeing right now? That's giving you hope. Yeah interesting question and I think that there's you know there's nothing like a crisis of epic proportion to US. Great clarity about what's important in our lives. And that is both are professionalize in our personal lives holistically and I would say that the thing that really I find so inspiring is how important the power of connection is you know what this pandemic has shown us is that You know the world works whether it's You know in our communities whether it's across any business of any size the world works on connection and that connection is You know is manifested both in the sense of technology and kind of networks and the business that. At and T. You know eighteen business are responsible for but also the power of connection between people and the fact that we We as humanity have rallied together in a way That we never have on a scale that we never have in common enemy and that is the virus. So that that I find incredibly inspiring is how we have come together as a business community as they philanthropic community as humanity and society at large and how were rallying together In a common mission. Yeah it really is amazing to see everybody has a little bit different set of resources available to them and everyone is using their resources to the best of their abilities to try and bite this thing and I know just in terms of tying a little bit eighteen is trying to imagine what this last what these last few months would have been like without Internet access. This had happened even fifteen years earlier where we didn't have video conferencing and we didn't have high speed internet or thirty years ago when very few people had what would have looked like. Is that something you've thought at all about is how incredible the timing of this? Yeah for sure. Yeah I I have fought long and hard about that. I've actually spoken about it as well. You know when You know as really kind of leading teams and serving clients. It's it's always easier to do. So when you see a very clear purpose right when you see a very clear mission about what has to get done and there's no question that our communication and our our reliance on communication which is enabled by Mobile Technologies. Internet technologies. There's just no way that we could have even survived right whether that's You know in any of these aspects of the fights on the front line You know whether whether you think about some of the pivots From a small business perspective about how you know restaurants have now had the ability to go online right and focus on delivery. I mean there's there's no aspect of our lives or the economy or society. We can envision what this would have been like us the golf right whether it's ten years ago twenty years ago thirty years ago Of what that could have been like. And so now for sure this pandemic and in nineteen has really brought to life the power and the importance of communication. You know even beyond Internet our access to data but even just voice right and how true acted we are and how important it is to have that connection whether it's through video through voice right because we cannot for the time being largely have that physical connection in that physical proximity that That we all thrive on you mentioned small businesses which are just critical to our country. What are y'all doing to make sure that That those needs are supported. Yeah Yeah thanks for that question. You know an and eighteen business. We are so fortunate to have an opportunity to serve businesses and organizations and sectors of the economy You know across the world and businesses of all sizes whether it ranges from healthcare providers to first responders to education and otherwise specifically is really small business. I have great passion for small businesses. I I have Been inspired by the fact that you know if you're a small business owner or if you're an entrepreneur you are in business because you have passion for Your Business I And so for us. Small Business represents a key clients for all over the country support of them have ranged from a providing them with a with unique offers to support them. You know whether it's You know call forwarding services Mobile Hotspot Services but importantly we've also joined You're very consistent with FCC Chairman Pies. Keep Americans connected pledge? We continue to support them through June thirtieth for both residential and small business customers. Who Tell us that. They're having issues with paying their bills or having issues Asteroids to the pandemic We have a commitment to them to not disrupt their service and we're waiting all late. Payments Fees You know we're we're also joined up with American Express in their Stanford Small Coalition Where we're supporting small businesses through various programs services offers tools we have encouraged our employees to donate and actively contribute to small businesses as well. And you know we've got the unique offers around the different president services that enable small businesses to operate whether it's in a remote work environment or otherwise and so we've really worked hard to run the gamut of what is it that are small business customers. Need you to navigate through this crisis and move onto the next as which I like to characterize as kind of return and recovery
"chow" Discussed on The Strategerist
"Seo AT and t business and chows leading organization that is playing a big role in many of our daily lives. And she's doing so from a place of optimism about what the world can accomplish when we worked together. We had humanity have rallied together in a way that we never have on a scale that we never have quite of a common enemy and that is the virus. We'll also talk about how lessons learned after nine. Eleven have helped first responders in the medical community during this crisis. An- An- tells us about her life growing up as the kid of immigrants and how to help shape her into who she is. Today I'm Major Kaufman. And this is the strategic presented by the George W Bush Presidential Center. We've been talking recently with several nonprofit leaders about how their organizations are pivoting adjusting to all the changes in the world because of in nineteen today. Though we're talking to a business sector leader to hear about their side of the world and Chow has been at. At and T. Business for thirty years and in Twenty nineteen was named CEO. The first woman and the first woman of color to hold the position of the company and welcome to the strategic. Thank you for doing this. Thanks so much. Appreciate you having me so next week. We're launching our latest issue. The catalyst that Bush Institute's Journal of Ideas and we're focusing on America at its best and the things that are making us optimistic. So and what are you seeing right now? That's giving you hope. Yeah interesting question and I think that there's you know there's nothing like a crisis of epic proportion to US. Great clarity about what's important in our lives. And that is both are professionalize in our personal lives holistically and I would say that the thing that really I find so inspiring is how important the power of connection is you know what this pandemic has shown us is that You know the world works whether it's You know in our communities whether it's across any business of any size the world works on connection and that connection is You know is manifested both in the sense of technology and kind of networks and the business that. At and T. You know eighteen business are responsible for but also the power of connection between people and the fact that we We as humanity have rallied together in a way That we never have on a scale that we never have in common enemy and that is the virus. So that that I find incredibly inspiring is how we have come together as a business community as they philanthropic community as humanity and society at large and how were rallying together In a common mission. Yeah it really is amazing to see everybody has a little bit different set of resources available to them and everyone is using their resources to the best of their abilities to try and bite this thing and I know just in terms of tying a little bit eighteen is trying to imagine what this last what these last few months would have been like without Internet access. This had happened even fifteen years earlier where we didn't have video conferencing and we didn't have high speed internet or thirty years ago when very few people had what would have looked like. Is that something you've thought at all about is how incredible the timing of this? Yeah for sure. Yeah I I have fought long and hard about that. I've actually spoken about it as well. You know when You know as really kind of leading teams and serving clients. It's it's always easier to do. So when you see a very clear purpose right when you see a very clear mission about what has to get done and there's no question that our communication and our our reliance on communication which is enabled by Mobile Technologies. Internet technologies. There's just no way that we could have even survived right whether that's You know in any of these aspects of the fights on the front line You know whether whether you think about some of the pivots From a small business perspective about how you know restaurants have now had the ability to go online right and focus on delivery. I mean there's there's no aspect of our lives or the economy or society. We can envision what this would have been like us the golf right whether it's ten years ago twenty years ago thirty years ago Of what that could have been like. And so now for sure this pandemic and in nineteen has really brought to life the power and the importance of communication. You know even beyond Internet our access to data but even just voice right and how true acted we are and how important it is to have that connection whether it's through video through voice right because we cannot for the time being largely have that physical connection in that physical proximity that That we all thrive on you mentioned small businesses which are just critical to our country. What are y'all doing to make sure that That those needs are supported. Yeah Yeah thanks for that question. You know an and eighteen business. We are so fortunate to have an opportunity to serve businesses and organizations and sectors of the economy You know across the world and businesses of all sizes whether it ranges from healthcare providers to first responders to education and otherwise specifically is really small business. I have great passion for small businesses. I I have Been inspired by the fact that you know if you're a small business owner or if you're an entrepreneur you are in business because you have passion for Your Business I And so for us..
"chow" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Attends like party. Select sell things. He's always inventing things and you start to realize that she's a little bit different like while the other women are all people who married rich. She's like a self made woman who In the end turns out to be like this. I don't determined like two so pretty much. Like what she does is she. She sells luxury dog items. Like dog clothing but you find out later towards the end of the book that she's been recycling fabric at Mike. She's been going to thrift stores and and just like Making these bags and close out of old material and she's charging her customers like a very very high at a very very high cost because she's like they're rich and also they deserve to pay extra money for garbage that they tossed out and I think that is like a very relatable energy age like a yet eat rich often hooks up. Ahlerich go to me but still I kind of taking advantage of like the vanity of rich people to enrich yourself by selling them their own garbage back which I thought was super bad ass. I am Peru jazz very cold exterior at first. It looks like she's just using her puppy ash as a way to you know get in on these yoga parties so she can sell her bags. But there's little hints here and there that she actually does care for the dog Like she built an entire like harnessed to support the dogs. Like a doggy leg. Right and I don't know if you read this but I kinda got the sense inside her like tough businesswoman exterior. She's kind of a softie. Oh Yeah I think so too. I really like the barn. That she makes with Mimi It's kind of like Yo. These rich white ladies like like they expect people to wipe their asses like like they expect to still like make their smoothies and do all these things for them and they think that they're superior so like why not scam them. And like I like how they're both like recommending each other's businesses and China Lake Lake China. Like Co like co opt on on like capitalizing on these rich white ladies and it's definitely just like Scheme that I can really get behind. And Yeah and just like their one on one. Conversations are always really fun to aid because there's such there's such like a bitterness to it that I like it just like love. That's the thing right. There are both women who like are working in their passions. Right like Mimi loves animals in Europe loves fashion right. You can tell that they really like what they do but they have to sell to these kind of terrible white ladies To make a living right like they're both essentially in the same boat so it was really cool to see them kind of form that bond. It's kind of. It's kind of like the story of of immigrants here like with with Chinese restaurants like the food that they sell Chinese restaurants. Here you know. They're not really the type of food that Chinese people in China e stat till I customize it for white people pallets. So it's like the same thing is like like I need to customize my dog grooming business to have all of these like weird extraneous things like dog pedicures. I I mean like dog. Nail Polish like two dollar to dollar apiece. Doggie treats and stuff like that. So Yeah Yeah it was fun at first when me was suspecting Indian of maybe being the killer because like we mentioned. Mimi is a terrible detective and it was really fun and a little frustrating to see her like kind of treat everyone as a suspect and jump from people pregnant. This guy might be the killer or they might be the killer or they're definitely and we will find out more about them and just like get herself in situations where she just chasing the every single lead. Because there's no like there's no plan yeah there are. There are a lot of like there are a lot of red and a lot of like there is definitely more suspects than I expected there to be and also just like her. There's there's this moment where she calls detective Brown to tell them what clues she found and her being like. I'm innocent life because I found this and Detective round is like. Oh you did like the number one thing that most criminals do which is trying to help law enforcement and insists that they're innocent by providing by providing quote unquote fake evidence. And I'm just like why. Why would you go to the person who suspects you being? The main suspect suspects you of killing killing this person. Like why would you tell them? All of your all of your information is just like why and and her attorney boyfriend is just like. Don't do this. I'm not hearing this like like. Please just stay quiet. Stay where you are. Don't investigate you. You're just gonNa make things worse. But she's like oh it's okay. I'm like in the neighborhood. I can check things out and it's like no no Mimi Please stop a one thing that I found surprising. A reading. This book was just like how quickly Things moved in the first like two chapters I had not expect the talking cat to talk that quickly. I expected that to happen like after the murder. expected her to get into like get into. Josh like later on in the book rather at being like instant I mean. That is the one of the premises of the book. And it would be more weird. I think if the cat didn't talk right away because as Marcel. He does not like to keep quiet. He likes to speak his mind. And Be Sassy So I was okay with that I mean the other thing with everything moving fast is I think Mimi Lee is just so like impulsive. That like it kind of like echina- hat move fast. Because she's always like chasing down the first comes to mind so it's like I think his scattershot and and fast moving for a reason because she's kind of scattershot fast moving well. I was really surprised that she went to go. Investigate At Russ Nolan's house so quickly. 'cause she 'cause like what happens is that she grooms to Chihuahuas who seem to have the same Lethargy and same leg problems and her being like Oh maybe they're from the same breeder. I'm going to go hunt down this breeder. I just thought that was really. That was a little bit too. Quick to impulsive If there was like one more dog that had the same case then I would be like okay. Yeah she's putting she's putting the pieces together but the fact that it was just two dogs. It just seem kind of like a leap to me. I would have to reread that part to see if I still have that. Same Judge Mizzou's. The cat said to write like the cat hopped one of the puppies. I'm not sure I would have to like reread it again. Yeah what I've found about reading. This book is usually when read mysteries. I try to find out who the killer is like. I try to piece all the clues together before the character does but It was really hard to follow along the clues because Mimi was so scatter brained like you said And I just found myself being more interested in the characters so I wasn't really following along with the clue hunting. Other than the fact that she would be breaking and entering. And I'm like please don't do that. That's like it's not a great idea. You'RE GONNA get caught so I found myself just like following like the relationships more than the APP. Yeah I mean the mystery itself wasn't I mean it. It drove the plot but it wasn't a very compelling mystery like Mimi Lee is the main suspect of a murder case but it seems like detective. Brown wasn't really trying as hard as he should have been mainly because he seemed like there's a scene where she goes to his office with doughnuts and he seems to be mired in paperwork so it seems like he was like he was doing other tasks on top of like doing this case so it never really seemed all that urgent that she Clear her name immediately. 'cause there's like so many things going on we'll also seemed like he like he was playing the cop that wants to closest case quick so he was trying to intimidate her into confessing and when she wasn't doing right away that means he added police work And then yeah. It seemed like he had other police work to do that. Was more pressing than this one case Because I think in general besides meaning the acting very very sketch There wasn't a lot of evidence besides like an eyewitness testimony from very unreliable eyewitness Cheryl Cheryl. What a character. Yeah who is like? You're in a story full of Karen's he might have been the biggest one. Yeah I mean she. She complains about her like she complains about everything. She's like the lab. She's like Oh. My last neighbor tried to borrow sugar way too many times and Russ I. I mean she was rightfully annoyed because he had like all these chihuahuas locked up in one room without taking good care of them and they were barking all night so she was. She was right in her complaint over there but she seems to such. She seemed like such a salty lady Which which was good for the story because she was such a standout character But personally I was like I would not be able to stand this lady for for ten minutes in the same room. I don't know how Mimi is able to like go back to this lady like six seven times woman. The lady was the key to her like being a suspect in the first place. Yeah planting evidence lying lying because she wanted to keep this leg bracelet. Very Selfish Lady. Yeah which gets a happy ending at the end but like this you deserve it are no no no no definitely. She deserves to be locked in her apartment and live as a neat and watch youtube like the rest of her life. Yeah going back to the mystery part of it. I mean the way wrapped up to like the way that it revealed to killer really was It wasn't because many founded out it was more because the killer got impatient like me. We didn't solve this mystery. She didn't like figure out who it was. Yeah she didn't have a hobby moment. You're like she literally finds out that like finds out that Tommy is the killer because Tammy attacks her just like at that point. It's like oh I guess you're the killer you don't have that parlor room scene. From you know the Christie novels detective confronts the killer and unravels their plan. It's just like oh I guess you're the killer because you're trying to kill me now. Yeah it's more like the killer found out what Mimi was doing rather than Niimi finding out like what the killer was up to you. Yeah the killer herself Tammy also a bad killer not a good murderer. How does she kill Russ again? Was it because like was it like with a bat or something like no it was it. Wasn't it with like a syringe? Like she Immobilized him ketamine and then and then like him over the head. Yeah and the reason why she did. It was because he sold her A Chihuahua with genetic defects and she had bought the Chihuahua to save her failing marriage but also like you know how a lot of couples they try to salvage their marriage by having another baby. It was it was. It was kind of like that but with a dog and just like with with the baby plan. It never really works. Don't try to salvage your marriage by adding an extra life in the mix. That's just my personal opinion. I feel like it complicates things way more. Yeah we've talked a lot about Mimi's detecting life and professional life. Let's talk a little about her personal life. Because I think this was a good like there was a lot of time spent on fleshing that out too so should we talk about her family or should we talk about her Her hutler boyfriend. I think we can talk about our family. Yeah yeah so. Mimi is a mixed-race she her. Mom Is Malaysian. And I think I think Chinese by your violation way and her father is white and Mimi mentions a couple of times that people make Asian jokes at her call her like Bruce Lee's daughter or whatever And there's like a scene where she poses as like an Asian immigrant. Mom At tammy school and that scene is just like oh but also she's able to gather so much information because she's kind of seen as invisible which is something that like you know Which is kind of something that that is brought up in killing eve. As while there's the second killer killing Eve Where like Darren immigrant and no one notices? No one notices them because they're like they're like a cleaning lady is on the calendar stand or like aren't don't exist. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They're they're the help so you don't pay. I mean definitely In terms of family you do get to know her mom and her sister the best her dad's just kinda there and I feel like he's he's one of those Sitcom Dad's where they're just there to like look exasperated or disinterested but only add much the story. Yeah I think that's just part of his character because he retired and like most white dads who retire. He's all about that Gulf life. I mean I think that's just like a dad..
"chow" Discussed on Books and Boba
"You can check it out at Asian men DOT com. I think he posted on his front page But yeah lots of stuff happening if you're in to Eysenck Merican Culture Heritage Media Arts speaking of digital events everywhere fest which we have talked about in the last couple of episodes. They'RE GONNA START TOMORROW MAY I. And it's going to go until may second. A lot of our author friends are going to be doing panels and the schedule should be up on. Everywhere DOT COM also Asian author alliance. They just announced today on twitter that they're going to be doing a lot of panels with Asian authors for for this month so Check OUT THEIR TWITTER AT AGE author alliance. They'll be updating their schedule soon. Soon I'm assuming the creators of Asian Author Alliance. You'll probably recognize some of their names There's can't show the author of wicked Fox Cindy Pon Laurie Emily Lots of Asian authors. That have been around the block. So they're pros so I'm really excited to see what they have going on There's also Asian Rita thon which is a month long read a thon in May to celebrate Asian characters and authors. They have a jain enormous list of Asian books and it's categorized by like ethnicity and John Rose. So you could check that out At Asian Rita Saen on twitter. It's on there. It's link on their profile and also we're going to be doing a thirty one day book recommendation challenge so for each day of. May WE'RE GOING TO BE RECOMMENDING A book. I'll be posting the template on twitter as well as instagram. So that you guys can recommend books along with us so it's GonNa be a fun. May we can quit on our website to probably on our website as well. So yeah it's going to be. It's going to be busy anyways. Let's get her club discussion. Yes so we're GONNA start off with our jacket description So this is a jacket description for Mimi. League gets a clue by Jennifer. Jay Chow. Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run her matchmaking mother to thwart her talking cat marshmallow tend to. Oh and the. Oh and the murder of a local breeder to solve now. If only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list me Lee hoped to give Los Angeles animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop Hollywood's. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to. We're talk back or be quite so catty especially about those disastrous dates Mimi. Lee's mother keeps setting up when marshmallow exposes local Breeder Russ Nolan for mistreating. Chihuahuas Mimi steal some of her cats attitude to tell. Russ off the next day the police shows up at Hollywood off. Rough has been found dead and Mimi shouting match with him has secured her top billing as the main suspect hoping to clear her name and save the PUPS Left Behind Mimi. Enlists help from Dreamy lawyer Neighbor Josh. But even with Josh on board. It'll take me and marshmallow a lot of sleuthing and more than a little. Sas to get back to the pet grooming life and off the murder scene. Yeah and longtime listeners. Know the drill. This is a book club discussion. We're going to be discussing the whole book including any in all spoilers again. This is a mystery story. So if you don't want to know what happened Go read the Bug. It's actually a breezy read. You can probably finish a pretty quickly. So go read the book. Come back welcome back. How did you read the book? So fast So Mimi gets a clue. We would probably categorize this as a cozy mystery which is a sub genre in the mystery umbrella where the murderer isn't grotesque? It's kind of taken with the more lighthearted humorous tone and usually the murder takes place in a smaller community and it focuses more on Like slice of life stuff mixed in with the murder so it is. It is like a weird Spin on on the usual detective stories. But I like that about About this book. I think that we needed a lighter. Re this month it's definitely one of those Unintentional detective stories. Where you know the main character is doing detecting. But they're not a detective. I would go as far to say that. Mimi Lee is a terrible detective because she doesn't think Oh yeah she's so bad she barges into like her main strength or skill is her Persistence but she keeps finding yourself a places. She really shouldn't be if she's trying to throw suspicion off her as a suspect and if it wasn't for her cat it would've been a I think he would have ended badly for her. Yeah definitely she is. She is not very great at detecting before we get into the murder parts of this book. I just want to mention. This book is set in Los Angeles and Marvin and I are both space in Los Angeles. So a lot of the setting was very familiar to us. The traffic was very familiar to us to be fair. It said in like a different Los Angeles in the one we live in because we live on the east side and Mimi leaves on the West Side. Totally different lifestyle which you kind of see with the characters in this book by all the characters that Mimi interacts with this story actually had a really large cast. I was having a little trouble keeping track of all the characters especially all the white ladies. Yeah especially like the Chihuahua owners. Oh wait which white lady says. I don't remember all terrible. There's a Tammy Lauren. There's a Nikola the only person that really stood out is Indira. Who has the Loan Brown person in this entire like privileged rich people. Would she had a really? She has a really interesting story. We can go into a little later when we talk about characters. I really liked her as a character. I just want to mention so when I posted a winning announced book on our Instagram. I took a picture of the book with my Mug at my Mug says I would take the one. Oh one to the ten to the four. Oh five for you and and while I was reading this book I was drinking from it so I I was definitely in the moon on I. I was on Brad. So yeah the cat in this. Dark marshmallow was definitely a scene. Stealer in my opinion yeah. He's a very a very. I won't even charming because he's not really charming. But Very Sassy right well. This is the Sassy cat mystery series which makes sense the. Sassy cat mystery series. Yeah and he's like the real star because he's able to not only communicate with humans but also with other animals and he's kind of set up as the Watson to Mimi's sherlock but I would say she might actually be the Watson she's definitely the Watson she has no idea what she's doing. I think okay so the thing is. Mimi reminds me a lot of Sandra. Oh's character in killing eve where I'm always constantly yelling at them for making very very bad work decisions. I'm just like why are you going over there? You're like you're like the prime suspect or like why why didn't you? Why didn't you secure location like you're so stupid It's just me being very frustrated at the main character the entire time most likely because I have read so many murder things and watched so many procedural where I'm like how can you. How can you forget gloves? Can you touch that with your dirty fingerprints? Which is something that detective Brown brings up when she when she finds like a crucial clear. I mean she is a bad detective. I think we've we've established that and she doesn't really plan things. She's a character with impulse control and she tends to like do things without a plan. Right like there's a scene where she goes and tries to confront her sisters boss with like no real planner. How okay. But that's not her fault there. It's it's her mom's fault because her mom was her mom was the one who set up an appointment with the principal after the principal gave a alice. Mimi Mimi sister the pink slip. A she's like you're the older sister. You're supposed to take care of a younger sister. Go Talk to her boss and make sure that she is not fired. Which is such a such an older child responsibility in my opinion also just bad decisions on her part for even giving her mom access to her accounts and her identity who the coon does a. Who gives who gives their Asian parents access to their Google calendar. Like who does like her. Mom is definitely just identity feeding her the entire time studying. Let's say that the matchmaking dates were. We're like probably some of my favorite scenes. 'cause it's just it's just so cringe-worthy -I but at the same time because it's not happening to you. It's really fun to watch. So I don't I don't have the experience of having a super micro amenity parents or someone who's like super stressed out about my ability to Mary. Maybe that's because I'm a dude But yeah like her mom's Thir- seen this was very very frustrating as a reader. Because you're like mom like the thing is her. Mom created a dating profile for her daughter with lies filled. It with lies say that she got a doctorate degree. I'm just like Oh my God. If my mom did this to me I would kill her lake. I mean in. I'm saying that as like my mom has tried to set me up with other guys before and even then I just wanted to kill her but if she if she had done the stuff that Mimi's mom did like trying to set Mimi up with a college student and like a delivery boy who delivers food to her pet grooming shop randomly. Her mom has terrible taste in men well because her mom we joke about how Asian parents at some point their standards go down so at first. It's like you must marry a doctor or engineer or someone like with a career then as eventually becomes Mary anybody it doesn't Matter Q. The grandkids Mary anybody. I I think I think Mimi is a little bit too young to be at that stage of Mary. Anybody She's only twenty five years old No no which I found really surprising because Like Mimi is twenty five years old and she started a business of our own like mom right or Santa. Marta yeah in like West. La I'm like how like. How are you going to survive girl? I mean she got like she got funding from a rich white lady. Who existing dog. She say it's a very rich person name. I guess a lot of rich people names in this story. Yeah Yeah I guess so names. I will say that West. La There are definitely a lot of weird speciality pet shops A lot of like Beverly Hills type. They have like they have cute little dogs. They bring everywhere. I've had friends who work in retail business in in West. La and they sometimes complain about a white ladies bringing in their chihuahuas. They're tiny dogs even though the venue even though the shop says no pets allowed. They're very insistent saying that. Oh my dog is like my dog is really well behaved. I don't understand my my dog in my purse like they're not going to hurt anyone and it's like well. They're not a service dog so please don't bring them in. This isn't a dog. It's my baby. It's my baby in the stroller. Wearing clothes would a dog were close and being a stroller. It's it's very stereotypical but also stereotypes exist for a reason. Well I think the book is a really good job of like showing how far people can take this concept Because there's Doggie Yoga. There's like Doggie like acupuncture. There's like Doggie tupperware parties. Yeah why Guy Said? There's a lot of pet specialty shops and activities in in West. La and even some here in in East la. I would say there's a lot of dogs in Pasadena's while opacity is the west side of the east side to be honest guy so I guess I mean we've kind of like all over the place but this is this is one of those types of books where it's more about like The atmosphere and also just like like the character just being themselves. I mean while we're talking about like the west side setting unlike the rich people and what they do with their fancy dogs. We've talked about the person who was like working these people which is Indira who someone who we first meet as like. Oh maybe she's just another like rich lady except she's Indian and She's a business woman As you learn more about her like and as you learn more about her business which is selling high end bags to all the rich people in the during these part that she she attends. Doggie Yoga to like Hawker Hucker BAGS. after class She.
"chow" Discussed on Books and Boba
"And it is time to discuss our April Twenty Twenty Book Club. Pick meany league a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow. The first re-re how was your April? It was good. I turned thirty last week It was really weird because everything. Is You know in panic mode and and this wasn't really quite the birthday that I would add that I thought I would have. But it was really nice. 'cause people's people sent me food over door dash kept getting food all day We had an animal crossing party. So that was nice. Yeah Anyway how are You Marvin? How is your April April was long not as long as March? Actually I take that back. April went by really quickly. I feel like it's one of those time. Warp things are everyday felt long. But I'm looking back in like worded April. Go you know especially coming up a May which is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Which for us organizers in the Asian American community space is the most busiest month in the world and at first. We thought okay. Well everything's been cancelled. Maybe it'll be a lighter month for us but we were wrong. It's going to be a very heavy month of digital programs and somehow I found myself on the producing end of like a lot of these programs. So it's been a couple of weeks of just nonstop meetings technical tests livestream tests and where it's going to be a big month The L. A. as in Pacific Film Festival is doing their virtual showcase collaborations during the conference. I think Dan the LA still doing their concert at some point cam like all the Asian film festivals are doing some sort of showcase panel. And Yeah it's GONNA be It's going to be a busy month for those interested in a lot of these digital F- asian-american programs for Asian Pacific American heritage month..
"chow" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"So they're wearing all this shit and they set the chamber chambered thirty two degrees. Soldiers were asked to rate their comfort and tested for hand strength and dexterity through two hours of cold exposure. They were then instructed to place as many any pegues sleeves and washers together using both hands in under one minute they also did a weapon magazine with dummy cartridges in about two minutes and the researchers took developments. This kind of stuff to me is fascinating. There's there was a game show. That was on. Netflix is still on there now. I think it was called minute to win it or something like that. where the premise of the show was they kept people up for twenty four hours and after you stayed up for twenty four hours they brought you into this game room and they would set out for one thing? They set out quarters on tables. And you had to count. You had two hours to count as many quarters as you possibly could and you put it into a bucket. You weren't allowed to have notepad you weren't allowed to have paper or anything like that and the person that got close to the actual dollar amount that they had counted got to keep all the money so they had all these different mental challenges by keeping you awake. This seems like like the same type of thing but you're cold and it would. It's so frustrating in your mind whenever you're trying to do a menial tasks and your dexterity just isn't there or your mental wits. Aren't there enough. I imagine these people are going through that like why am I only able to put these pins there this quick. I saw in the study. The the three people people that were Armenian it. They kept failing. They kept trying to put square pegs in the round holes. Round pegs wear holes. They just could not figure out even simple child tasks so that's pretty pretty par for the course so pretty interesting anything to say about that cons. Okay the four R. warmers that they had had there actually electronics so they would heat things up electronic and they found that it did increase the ability for you to increase your dirty and cold weather which I think is fascinating and it just goes to show another example of the military design and the military inventors. I guess are genius the people so that we hired to do that kind of stuff are unbelievably smart and you now eventually as they get a better handle on this and figured out it'll make twenty civilian market and I can't wait. I'm calling it three winters from now. You see me. Get off the subway to walk to work. It's about fifteen degrees out. I'm in shorts and a t-shirt buddy. I'm strutting through everybody making sure everybody else looks like an idiot their coats because I got these bans on my arms and my legs so I can really show off stems any time of year. I hate to break these things already exist. And they're used widely by runners in the colder months. So you don't have to wait three years you can do it now. Okay without a big good information before we just spent fucking fifteen minutes on it cons Hans. Well I will say this. I don't know of any runners who use the electrically. Charged warmers that are are being talked about in this study so that is certainly a new so conscious. Basically saying. Hand warmers exist. Thanks so I didn't say. Hand warmers. I said the things for the forearms and for the legs exists currently. Yeah and they are used by runners but no nothing to this extent. Brady fascinating to move onto round round number four. I got a fun game. Aim for you guys. Do you think you can handle it shirt. I'm ready all right so we asked our followers. What are the moments that give you goosebumps in the military? Sorry for me. sunsetting taps playing over the speakers immediate goosebumps all over and we got a ton of answers from people but I think people mixed up up goosebumps with pucker factor. Some of the answers were more. This isn't make your butthole Dighton up. Some were true goosebumps. So I'm going to read a couple of these and if you think it's goosebumps you need to say goose if you think it's more of a pucker factor and they are on. You need to say spokes of a wheel. Okay we do if it's goose. Honk like a goose and said yes. Honk if you think it's goosebumps one and I'll prompt you and to do it where you say spokes so first of all some common answers that we got got were what is this. They're serving hamsters for dinner. A ton of people said this. I believe it's a chicken ball. I think it's a navy thing. It's like a chicken ball laroque. Well no I think I think the hamster the cordon BLEU delicious head there. There's a I don't know if it's still in business this quote unquote business on Lackland. There was a Chow Hall. Called the Bluebonnets ooh beautiful name the Chow Hall and they would constantly have the hamsters which is just basically little Khordad Blues a ton of people answered and they're finding out perhaps hamsters for dinner for dinner Hong on August and again. I'm reading like the top five most common answers and then we'll get into specific ones. A lot of people said hearing these this word and that means your your time in the field is over. You finally get to leave and go home zonked. I don't know it is. That's the army thing. We don't have that term you can get released from okay alright honcker reaching for your rifle or m. VG'S AGEE's and they're not. They're at spoke Hong Honk. No that's a perfect spoke soaks. You get excited when you can't find your Mb. Jeez I I think it's honk followed by spokes immediately. I think it's a mix of both. which but that feeling a lot of people to said reaching for your rifle and even after you get home and sometimes you'll still still reach out and be like? Oh Oh God okay. I used to do that all the time when I first got back constantly reached my leg to see where my pistol was asked to drop it all the time not like drop it but like you just take it off all the time and put it on like this out of the bed or whatever and so whenever I would just reach for it all the time whenever and it wasn't there it was it felt strange. It's like your body after a while right definitely a spoke speaking of did they ever find those rifles at Camp Lejeune. No no now. They're they're still missing and the last one. Hey I aren't filkin for you. Spokes a lot of people said that Arcade Conrad said PT on your own. That's that's A. Honk goosebumps the best feelings. Ever and sometimes every now and then I've been integrity violator go back to my room and not to be but actually really loved going for runs is on the trails of Pendleton by myself. Especially I love that term integrity. Violators John His shirt. Says Integrity violator. Yeah we should good honestly for that my last two years in the army always PT. On my own. I never empty with a union anymore. Well an officer so you have the luxury my goodness h Herman three. You have been randomly selected Rieger Analysis. Well now listen. This could go two ways. If you a new you were doing some funny business over the weekend assuming spoke yeah it's assuming however if it's a urinalysis and maybe it gets you at a P T and you know you're fine so you don't have to. PT That day. It's a Hong Kong. Oh I love the good urinalysis that urinalysis day for people like me or for people like you. It's basically turned into a stand up comedy our like well. I'm just GONNA fuck with people. This is especially when you get some rank you're like Oh hell yes. Somebody's getting stuck with today because you know whenever they happen at like zero four thirty. There's there's GonNa be some little lance corporal nuts that didn't shave before he came out and and you're like oh good we're going to be out here for a while because you can only look at so many dixit so much time. I've the fuck with people all morning. So it's a nice little mix of both. This is a good one. Justin Hannity said hearing for sergeants master key unlocking the door to your room when when you're supposed to be at dental. Yes you're hiding. And you're that's a spokes for sure. That's your whole goes real tight. I had that happen to me a few times in College College when I was supposed to be somewhere but I was in my room and then I heard to Knox men. It was my tac officer so captain at the time. Who didn't like me very much that to Knox was just basically equals? You're in trouble. But a spokesman Mark Filler said he just put this in quotes. We're going to remove the skies toenails and I'm assuming that that means he was sitting there and and there was two Corman or to doctors or whatever talking to each other as if he were listening knowing that he's going to have to get his toenails room. That's a spokes. I think more than I disagree. I am long sufferer of ingrown. toenail's there's something that's oddly satisfying about watching the core men or the doctor. Whoever put that long needle straight knowing your child and filling it up with Novacaine and then watching them take the scalpel and go straight down your toenail? Oh now I love you. Don't even feel it new show on. TLC that I watch after. Dr Pimple Popper. It's called my feet are killing me. And when they do the toenail removals awesome episodes this loss of these shows sound like a parody of what dumb Americans are. I would and watch the shit out of it. But Mr Brandon said when you hear the evening prayers over the loudspeakers when you're on deployment that for sure. Sometimes there was a haze as in like a dust storm had just settled and everything was this orange glow and you just hear the call to prayer come over and everything is dead quiet. Everyone even in the villages has stopped. That's what they're doing. And there's just an eerie kind of of silence to it that just kind of sends a chill down your spine. That's a honk for me. pucker factor for me pucker factor Hong L.. Mix of both honestly little mix Let's see rogue I like this one are Roque said through a baseball through through a huge hangar window. Playing catch with the boys drove around own night looking for a bird to kill and stick in the whole goosebumps next morning when they asked everyone. uh-huh okay that is like a perfect example of junior enlisted like. Oh we broke it. What do we need to do? Not Burning the freak happened. We need to find a fucking dead. Yeah we need to or kill one and put it in the hall. I love and I totally believe that first of all right yeah. It's a good excuse to because if I came in like what the fuck is that window Brooklyn for. There's a dead bird sitting on the window. So Little Yellow Birdie on the window blasingame goofing you said when higher up when you go into their offices they go ahead and shut that door. Because you know you're about to get that's a spokesman that's not so much of a Honk Tall Lopez twenty seven missed calls on duty so spokes. Everybody got spokes enhanced. Mixed up Mike Sullivan. This is a dog faced sully. No kids in the streets as you go in like you're going into the streets of Baghdad and there's no kids anywhere because you anywhere if the kids are now you know the parents have pulled them back and you know they know. Something's about to go down. So you know I remember being at one time doing top security and you could see over the edge of the outskirts of the city where it was like basically a single file two lines of women and children leaving the city like all at the same time. And you're like fuck here. We go now. That was a good one up. Pfc Commentary said tells me good job all well goosebumps version. Dan Sharp from pop smoke at pop. He was on the show the other week when the speed loader actually fills the MAG smoothly. Yeah those things. Never frigging Workman Burger. Somebody replied to him. Get Out of here with those fairy tastes ever saw one. Are those work correctly. Yup or what about this one. Whenever you pull your hand into the case of emory in the first one that you pull out is the roast beef? Wow Honk House. The good ones goosebumps city when you forgot something for training event and have to.
"chow" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"US officials believe the Taliban Connie network orchestrated Who orchestrated the operation? They were unable to determine termine how he was captured but efforts to locate and recover him include a joint effort by the DOD along with the FBI if hostage rescue becomes an option for military commanders. Typically the mission would be given to US special forces but I just the thing. That's a prize me. I was thinking if a US troop gets kidnapped. Oh My god God it would be top headline page one looking back at what happened with Bowe Bergdahl. That sounds like it would be a huge deal but I feel like when US US citizens or contractors stuff like that. It's kind of like there was barely a murmur. I had to dig to find this. It wasn't even it wasn't even a blip on the radar Israeli and this is like a navy veteran that we're talking about here. I don't know it just the contracting world itself is fucking crazy. I remember when I was getting out like like as a dog handler. Whenever you go is an explicit hand there especially you can make good money going to be a contractor you make contracts? These people have to sign to get over over there as like a grown person now in a full-fledged grownup unlike I was when I got out it blows my mind like the things that people will sign up for like. No no insurance at all. You have no health insurance no life insurance you have all these different things you completely wave. And that's the reason why you could make two hundred two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year as like a dog hand or something like that. It's crazy. I think the Zeros on the paycheck get to a point. Where you you maybe have some clouded judgment because you think like all right? What are the chances that something bad is really going to happen to me versus? If nothing happens to me I can make X. amount of dollars and I think people way that oftentimes and they want to roll the dice because how often do we actually see stories like this where someone is captured. It doesn't how often I think thing is you. You don't see stories about it. Often we talk about the amount of troops killed. We don't even have an accurate number. We have no idea how many contractors have been killed. It's like an it's it's a good amount. It's a good amount and we don't have any idea we talk about boots on the ground when they say. Oh there's there's five hundred troops left in Syria or whatever they never tell you. There's there's also a ton of American contractors to Afghanistan there's thousands and thousands and nobody really thinks about that aspect and that's US contractors. That's not the people that we get from other countries like Uganda. All over the place that come in and help out to do like minimum wage jobs all over the base and we had on my second deployment I was. We did a lot of work. Part of my job was to vet the contractors that were coming in from the different countries to determine possible what level of access it was it was was just a complete goggle but I was part of my job is to help determine what level of access they would have to the base so you would always have to be wearing these colored badges and like a red badge. Means you can't go too many places Blah Blah Blah but there was a couple of cases where it turned out it was almost like slave labor the like the. US government would hire so your some other countries like contractor to bring in another third world countries people and then they would get there and they'll be stuck. They'd say like they wouldn't let them send get back home. It was like so we also have Challah. Workers teleworkers were like. Sometimes they would get trapped in like they weren't receiving their paychecks but there was nothing they could do because there's a language barrier and so another part of the US government work. There was making sure that there was so much shady shit in the underbelly of the contracting world. It's insane fine so I don't know I'm rambling here but it's just like I think people don't think about how huge of a presence like civilians are changing and I also think that you're blast point. Mike goes to illustrate just how insane the processes because no disrespect to kate at all but kate at that time Corporal Kate deciding what level of security clearance people from different countries have in a combat zone on forward operating bases is insane. Oh Yeah I'm saying we would have to WHO I would have. I would have to vet linguists and stuff like that too and we were told at the time they could only have X. amount of level because the they had to be with a marine gene to go anywhere on the base kind of thing but they were stretched so thin because they were sending so many troops home at that time I would restrict access to a linguist and then their commander would come in and screaming at me and be like you need to change us right now like my hands are tied. That's the rule so but I would have to like while you were there. No commanders that were ultimately responsible for this. Why was there not anyone high-ranking the new who would making these decisions because ultimately if you're someone who's GonNa get yelled at for decision there was four of us handling thousands and thousands of people coming through? It was like a nightmare. It was like she had. That is a physical security specialist right. That's why I was doing. It was my physical security. So yeah the whole thing was insane. But I I guess I'm rambling because I don't think people realize the enormous the thousands and thousands and thousands of US contractors we have in the war zones wherever they're US troops and US bases says. There are civilians working as contractors. Right along and I know from this conversation will have tons. That will go into our. DM's me on instagram twitter. Be We like you're you're absolutely right still sitting here outside of Volusia yes Syria. I'm in Africa right now. I'm in South East Asia right now. They're all over the place. When I got out and I didn't know what to do I I looked I apply for a bunch of jobs that work like civilian contracting jobs in Iraq and Afghanistan was like Yeah I? I'm speculating here. But I think maybe part of the reason that we don't really see these stories in the news is just the lack of caring maybe by the American public because so these are people that even more so than the military obviously had the military is voluntarily Something you sign up for. But then once you're in you get told where to go then and it's no longer I'm volunteering to go on a deployment you're told in order to go on a deployment whereas these contractors. They're just completely on their own to say like all right. This is what I WANNA do. I know it's dangerous but I want to go to this war zone because this is what my expertise is is what I'm qualified to do and this is how I wanna make my money so as a result people. Aw I don't want to say they're callous. They don't have hearts because obviously I want to make sure we find this gentleman. That's really terrible that he was captured. But I just think that's probably why. Ah maybe a little bit of the reason why it doesn't get the front page news as if it was a I also. I also hope it's quiet because special forces are like going down a helicopter string right now now. What are called fast? Roping hold on the hill stream. We're going we should know. Because if they do ratify and book about it but I it really hope they find him because that is not a position you want to be in fuck ball sending no but I bet you I bet already a rescue operation in place that maybe maybe it's already occurred. I trust our guys to get him all right. Let's move onto round three all round number three. It's an army story and I found this. I found this subject absolutely fascinating because as you know if you've been listening to the show for a long time when I was in eight up about the rules I didn't didn't allow Marines around me to have their hands in their pockets. I thought it was nasty. I thought you gross and we joke about that kind of stuff pretty frequently whether it be umbrellas or hands in their pockets doc. It's I was definitely the guy that wanted to keep you out kate using a hand in the pockets. Kinda lady right big time hands in pockets. My thing was will just put his hands in his pockets. That was like the rumor that or Jesse on the cover of one of his books. Jesse polars I think it was like if you have to pockets cold hands. You're an idiot. It was something like that. Yeah no shit put your whereas you pockets of. Your hands are cold so I was and then every leader old modify like well. That's in the field. It's different garrison Blah Blah Blah like. You'll break it down that way. Well the army knows. Oh that's an issue for them as well and they want to adjust fire on what they think will keep your hands warm because one of the main tenants of keeping your hands warm and conscious a quarterback you know so if your hands are warm you don't function as well. You gotTa have. You gotTa have warm hand to be able to have Dick's thirty right. Absolutely they will definitely affect how you can do any a anything even down at the most basic tasks of screwing bottle cap on and off through Yup. So armee also knows that if you're wearing mittens or gloves you can't even use your cell phone in most gloss because if you use gloves or mittens this report that the army put says that you could lose dexterity. By as much as fifty to eighty percent. Scientists with Army Army Research Institute and Environmental Medicine have conducted experiments to see if heating either the face or the forearms could keep bare hands warm enough to work in whether without wearing gloves. Yeah well I guess the idea here is that they basically put those. Hand warmers that you would put in your pockets like an electronic version on your forearms and if you're four arms get warm enough. Then that'll Martini. Late down to your hands. I don't know if that works or not. But it seems like yeah. No the blood. The blood flow stimulates it simulates exercise so that in the blood flow will. It's like a one st down. Yes okay all right. That's interesting. Yeah so they said that people experienced this when they run they start off wearing gloves and they take them off as you get warmer because the blood flows warms. You Up and you have all of everything's flowing all over the place a total of Eight. Volunteers participated dissipated in this. Study to women and six men. They sat quietly in a chamber wearing three lamer layers of the army extended cold weather clothing ensemble on the torso two two layers on their legs wool socks and intermediate cold weather boots. Abok lava. Is that how you say. That Balaklava Malikov. That's it yeah. The oil phillies past. That doesn't make much sense. They're having a Turkish delight doesn't make much sense at all..
"chow" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
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"chow" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"Okay on with the podcast. Okay. It is time for final factor, the show and that is chosen. Ski my thought is that dogs over thirty five centimeters tall a ban from Beijing restriction. They will get measured if they go. Bizarre history with dog glows and this one was passed in two thousand three and it was about what breeds of dogs, and what kind of dogs are out in Beijing in central Beijing? Really? And then in bits of the rural districts if you're thirty five centimeters and dog out. If you own a list of forty one breathes that they listed you're not allowed, so like, setters greyhounds, masters Olding. The sheepdogs is really huge shaggy things band collies donation. Chow chows, which I had a child Chow Chow Chow is a Chinese dog. So that's weird Arthaud turns because mall. No Chow chows the two bucket looking guys. They used to be warrior dogs for the Chinese armies. And so the very revered there. So that's bizarre that they're on that list, could you get you to for example, sit? So is shorter than thirty centimeters tall. Yeah, change your height, where you sit down like. They do that wiping bump shuffle that they do. And just like that. What about you could give it a heck so you could bet if you shave to sheepdog tiny under all that the whole point is that these breeds fund, nobody? How tall they are can recognize sheepdog if it was completely shaved of all. Some breeze would be out of under thirty five but no over thirty five so you could shave them. But if you're Royal not cost, but until give you the benefit of the don't there was a crackdown. They cracked probably on this in two thousand fourteen and they're all these owners of pets suddenly told they were outlawed who having a bit of a disaster. The government said, why don't you just give your pets away to shelters? And of people didn't do that. Because it's a way to do to your dog for ten years. But the little luxury stuff. So this division between the Chinese government, which is cracking down on animals, and then the lots of tiny dogs. Those are treated, very luxuriously. It's really popular thing in China, so that our place enters just for Dokes, which go into swimming pools, and ball pits and obstacle courses pet acupuncture, as quite a big thing..
"chow" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Get excited about dinner at a wedding. Because anywhere you got to cook for two hundred people it's not going to be good. So imagine cooking for this many people in the military. You're not getting good lobster. I don't know. I just think it's crazy for people to be so up in arms about 'em. I'm like. Hey, maybe if you hate how much we spent a lobster. You're gonna hate how much we spend on this war my friends. My God, this is priorities. Ninety morale booster for the troops is at drop in the bucket compared to the waste that. We have spent across the board in Iraq and Afghanistan. Honestly, I don't think that people would be that mad if they stopped serving lobster and steak because now bake is fucking like I hop quality steak. I mean, it is just arithmetic. What do you think would be the item if removed it from Chow halls that people would flip out about schools, Anya Fridays? Taleh such a big. Oh my God. When. Lasagna friday. It's for lunch was like a thing that I would say the soft serve ice cream machine. Ooh, that's a good one. Now, that's a good one for me. I think that there would be uproars across the military if they got rid of omelettes, mama stationed way, it will go out of their way to other camps for the if there's this like the word gets out that they do. Good omelets at the air wing. Always had the best breakfast. Yup. Whenever they had whenever I have worked at Lackland when I was a student here going through doc school they had because lack little have. I think it has like five or six different Chow halls and the one that we always went to was the defect was like all the foreign military people that they're they're so had like a real Mediterranean type of flair to it. They have like the laughable shit while there was another one that was across the way. And if you were lucky enough to be in class with somebody who brought their POV, you get hopped in your little car and go over to a Chow hall. Call. The blue bonnet by God. If you got to go to the blue on it, you were they had so many different types of desserts, and they had chicken port on blue there. That would make your dancing on Wednesdays. Just absolutely lovely meal in between struggling shit and spraying shit watching this on the dog school here Lackland air force base and see. So I think that this is the silly argument to have people yelling about the lobster food. Definitely improves the way troops are feeling especially coming from rand Paul. Every day pal traps. I'm curious did working with with dogs all the time ever affect your sense of taste because of all the shit and smells..
"chow" Discussed on Rose Buddies
"Well, yeah, it would be a little bit outside of his time line. Leaps into a termite. Oh has to take out all of his brothers aunts to termites. I didn't realize the English word chopstick may have derived from Chinese pidgin English when they first started trading with the English in seventeenth century, which could mean chop chop or quickly. Another possibility is that the term is derived from Chow Chow, which is also a pigeon words stemming from southeast Asia, meaning food in this chopsticks would simply mean food sticks. Are pigeon words, like the words they use to like talk, even though they didn't share the same language. Yeah. Yeah. It was when they started trading between the English and Chinese and the seventeenth century. Okay. That was where pidgin English came from. So do you wanna know some chopstick etiquette? Yeah. This kind of stuff like cripples me when I'm like when we travel, and I'm trying to figure out where to put my job six I feel like I purposefully learned some of this when we went to Japan, and some of it I remembered and some of it like, I know you're not. To them together, that's like bad, and there's different chopstick etiquette depending on which country. You're really, yeah. For sure. So this is what I found online in China is poor etiquette to point rested chopsticks towards others seated at the table chopsticks should not be vertically stuck into a bowl of rice. Because it resembles the ritual of incense burning that symbolizes feeding the dead and death in general that's also true in South Korean Japan. Also, just don't do that with fucking forks like that's a wild..
"chow" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Got it. Miller they're saying they're seeing shila Chow Chow Chow Chow. It's a Chow Chow chill is the burden as in as in the coat. Yes. The child chiller know. Just out there. Okay. Chinchilla? That's what I'm thinking. Thinking that. Okay. This is a red chested Kaku species of what does it the Koku who cou COO cuckoo species? Hi, this is going not. Well, we're not gonna do it anymore. Okay. Okay. So where do you think, you know, how we were talking about how you could get buried your ashes can be turned into anything back on that. We're back on the you just a week ago. Carol Channing watch her ashes to be spread between two theaters in San Francisco. They said they can't do that for. Yeah. Here is different ways that you can have your ashes spread. I don't wanna even tell you because you're going to make fun of me. So I'm going to move on. Karen? Jesus. All thanks. Do you know who steady at Hedrick was steady ad he invented frisbee golf house got to do with ashes he had himself made into a frisbee. Fred Bauer was a PNG employees. He devised the idea of stacking potato chips in the cans, all like Pringles. Yeah. He had a Pringles earn for his staff. They wanted the berry has you wanted his family to bury him in a Pringles can. Which also is a good wine glass. If case you need, it, do, you know, what if you're in a pinch, and you don't have a British to filter out your water, you can use dried banana peels. Exactly. The peels contain nitrogen sulfur and carbolic acid which effectively can attach himself to cough. You've been scrubbed at banana peel her right? This would be something that you could use an appendage. What is the dot over the lower case, I called the dot over the lower case, I. I only know the double dot that will not lot. Yeah. It's called the title TI. I T T L E got word you go for these randoms today. Now, I'm really bad. Okay. Would you ever? Eat a chilly. I can't tell you that one. I can't tell you the way you're looking at me is scaring me. Hi. Give me a happier. Smiles looking at their radios with the same. People are turning the dial. When she in the bible. We..
"chow" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
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"chow" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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"chow" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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"chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"The toads at night when they're out there, singing along, doesn't even bother me I used to stop. Everyone I saw when I was. In the ground now I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad, we made, because it's really meant a big difference to us so let's, talk real, briefly on nutrition, a lot of people that keep African signals. Are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is but. But how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lotta these sicklids eat and maybe talk a little bit about you know what they eat in in the wild and then about your your food product that you sell okay well most of these fish There's kind, of this there was this big thing that you know certain types of African sicklers like the the fuel Barney types in the. Labia trophies and a lot. Of the Tanganyika's you know if you feed them any protein at. All it's gonna they're gonna blow it up. And all but when you look at what they're eating in the, wild they're scraping there's there rock scrapers, or, scraping algae well as far as I can see a, friend and found out what you. Know when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty. Of protein the problem with that. People say is is this. Age old problem of fish keeping is the most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the. Wild they spend all day long looking for something to eat and when you start pouring the fish on, they, come running up the glass are going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more and that's that's one, of the biggest problems that I have to deal, with people who keep these fish but anyway when we. Moved. Here, the only foods available Trout Chow catfish Chow, Chow Chow. Was too oily catfish Chow really didn't. Supply anything but just bare minimum so we started messing around, with foods and we would bring in shrimp meal. From, Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal we didn't have any vitamins Stacy came along we started using it we were using chicken pack a. Multi vitamins and we had. A big giant sixty court dole mixer, and we would use beech nut baby, cereal as the binder we would just throw all these ingredients in, three scoops are this rescre.
"chow" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Chow and swiss attic as well hit the menu this a little more i mean i guess specific put that with collective collect it gets one of those places that you it's it's it's a place that i say that you wanna go and the best way to experience shit which is the same way best way to experience it it's a sit down with somebody who enjoys food hand you back to the waiter and say do your worst it's not fill me yeah it's not something that you know like it's not a place where you go and say manual what i would love chicken fried steak go get unified state place that have that's not that's not what we're talking about what we're talking about here you sit here and say you know what the chefs have made up whatever they wanna make up and take it as it is and enjoy yourself that way free yourself a little bit if you hear woo chow in you need some recommendation i got you you been enough times now i got like seven go to's i leave and i lay on my couch and i can't move for several hours because i'm so full ck thank you man we appreciate it very next segment see doug cindy kiss my ass so there are several snapchat strategies that need to be retired permanently i think everyone is aware of this is just something that for whatever reason we as a society of not taking the time to acknowledge it well it turns out as a result of this podcast mike and i get a lot more snapchat than we used to so we're highly over exposed to some of these strategies and methods that need to be done away with for fucking good things that have just been done to death desperately need to be stopped the first of which we're going to discuss today a c org cindy listen man i see your jug but i'm not sending you a church is the middle of the afternoon on a fucking thursday i have work i'm an adult a functioning member of society i can't stop whatever i'm doing and go chug for you and i don't even drink stop sending me see chug signature go fuck yourself do not want to chug why are we chugging in filming ourselves doing it what is this it's like a sophie drink for god's sake men mike still get these just hell i get them every day guys i'm in my thirties i'm not going to juggle beer because some stranger on snapchat sends me a senator this is the worst drinking game ever developed don't do this i am of the opinion that there is no good drinking game especially after like twenty three i don't need to ever play drinking games ever again and so don't send me these i will say this well obviously you know out on drinking games now you gotta drink to drink to play drinking games but i was a huge drinking game guy i love drinking games of even as an adult might be part of you know how we got here to this point might be putting my problem but see jokes into this is fun hell hell on earth stop it the other thing and snapchat it needs to die mmediately is use ending videos of you dancing in your car jamming out nope we're all excited that you have a car world excited that that car has a functioning radio but for the love of god keep it to yourself stop sitting out mass snaps of jamming out to the latest drake or whatever the fuck you look like a decade and it's it's just too much man look if we ride in the court together we can jam out we're not together if we drink together we can drink but we're not together don't see jugs and jug don't jam out in your car and send me that shit i just can't take much more of these two specific ones that they seem to be seventy five percents of the snaps like it at this point mike any other pop out to you is highgrade those those are the two worst yet we get it like your song is on the car and you're either wrapping along or your you have something says monday mood or whatever i don't give a shit.