35 Burst results for "Commons"
Police Say Man Shot by Rochester Officers Brandished Gun
"I'm Julie Walker police in Rochester New York released body cam video after shooting and killing a man early Friday during a traffic stop that they say have a gun anything in the car and you know well officers say they stopped a car after shots fired detection system had gone off officers had already been speaking with the car's occupants when an officer approached the man in the backseat he did open the store talk to you then and the shop police say a gun was recovered and identified the man shot and killed as white Hispanic in his twenties the others in the car were not injured nor were the officers who are on administrative leave the state attorney general's office is investigating which is now common procedure I'm Julie
Data Engineering With Jean-Yves Stephan
"Welcome to the show. Thank you so much jeffrey. It's great to be here. Yeah it's great to have you. We've done numerous shows about spark. And i'd like to start off by just talking about the applications of spark in twenty twenty one especially in light of of other perhaps competing environments such as a data warehouse infrastructure. Tell me about the applications of spark today and how it fits into the overall ecosystem. Yeah that's a great question. So i think barak has a central place as a general framework for big data distributed computing main use cases. Are the engineering you know. Ut l. also spark streaming and then also as a general purpose tool for advanced an idex data science and for business intelligence. So you did. The most common billers in terms of volume definitely did engineering work lows. Etl steel you know batch et l. Still number one use case and in terms of you know how it evolves versus new technologies or data warehouses well using spark in the cloud over an object store using which we call d. league is still very popular. I think if you need the flexibility over programming language since you can use python scala with spark it's definitely steeled the go-to tool and the fact that and maybe we'll talk about this in the future but the fact that now you can deploy spark up of keys and debts some pain points that we used to have or going away. You know. Also make it a pretty standard architecture. For big data workloads most work with the sets over one hundred gigabytes.
The Origins of the Phrase 'Badgering' Will Surprise You
"Mattie we are back with an episode of a fan favorite animal slander this series where we look at common phrases about animals and find out if there's any truth to them that's right so today we are looking into the term badgering and this one isn't as straightforward of the others. I was trying to figure out. You know our badgers particularly tenacious. Are they insistent. Like do they know each other more than other critters. And what i found is that there's absolutely no badger driven reason for this phrase The experts that i talked to said generally speaking. Badgers are pretty conflict. Avoidance actually in the origins of the word. Badgering are pretty dark and not at all. No no all right. It sounds like we're to blame for what is it. So what. I have been able to find at least is that the phrase probably comes from this horrific practice of badger baiting which has a history in a few places including the uk where people sick dogs on badgers for sport like the dogs are trained to find and pull the badgers out of their homes or confined space and attack them and over again. So the word badgering is probably actually based off. Doug behavior not anything. The badgers have done. That is objectively horrible. Yeah yeah the badgers are pretty much always killed. The dogs can get injured and killed two. It's awful and it's been legal for a long time in places like the uk but even with increased protections for badgers throughout the years. It's still a problem. I guess case closed yes. Slander mattie this has been very dark and very bleak. Did you put us through this.
Why Change Is So Hard and How to Identify Barriers Preventing It
"Why is chain show hard. That's the million dollar question. You you have an interesting spin on it and arguing. You just haven't found the right strategy if you're finding it hard. Can you elaborate on that. Yeah absolutely so. What when i was trying to figure out. What is the overarching theme of all this work that i've been doing over the last two decades roughly trying to figure out what creates change and what creates durable change. The one thing that really jumped out at me is that there are systematic barriers to change. They differ depending on. What kind of change. You're looking to make so whether it's that you're struggling to get started whether it's that you know there's just a temptation you can't resist over and over again maybe not to get off the couch when you want to go to the gym or to spend on things when you should be saving To to yell at someone when you should be patient so there's temptations. There's a nervous or bad habits laziness. I'd put all into that bucket and laziness you know too unkind of a term for the efficiency That we all have when we say. I'm gonna take the path of least resistance but But that's that's our common term for it so they're all these different things and they they trip us up in different parts of our lives And i've seen so many times individuals and organizations that are trying to create change. Make the mistake of thinking. They're sort of a one-size-fits-all solution that they can grab off of a prepackaged off the shelf prepackaged and it's going to work for them without thinking deeply about what is the barrier to change in this situation is. Is this person not taking their medication regularly. Because they forget or is it. Because you know there's a nasty side effect and even though it's good for them in the long run in that outweighs the discomfort. They'll experience if you are sort of an optimize her. If you give into temptation you might choose not to take that medication. And depending on which of those is the problem. You need a really different solution. So that's kind of the big takeaway. I've had is too often people neglect to think carefully. What is the obstacle and instead they reach for the one size fits all and that's that's a mistake. We can do much better. If we're actually suiting are solutions to the challenge that we're
Seeking Approval From Outside of Yourself
"Tonight until he all about seeking approval. It is a common thread that has been playing a lot of my clients recently. So i wanted to speak to you about seeking approval from outside yourself. If you're always looking to that valid for approval from other people to evaluate your idea go business. You'll growth your dream your time your energy way you spend it. We need to stop when you stop looking outside of also the approval that we're actually seeking from from ourselves and look these honestly is one of the most challenging shifts to through because it's so connect is so deeply connected to parents who are caregivers who we grew up looking to that attention from so when we are growing up if we're looking to parents for approval to validate to spill special to make us feel important to make us feel loved to give us that attention that we crave a human being. We absolutely crave it if there has been times in our early childhood years that we didn't get that if that wasn't met then what happens. We continuously look for that outside of ourselves in every situation in every other person because that in a child is unresolved so that continues to play out until we do the deep subconscious work to shift it to be able to then shift that attention onto ourselves and to be able to give ourselves the approval. And i want to give you a couple of tips or tricks on what you need to. Saad does in your days now to start to give that approval to yourself. Keep that validation to yourself otherwise. We'll always be looking to outside of ourselves for it so the first thing to do is stop asking other people's opinions until you ask your opinion fast so with anything you create anything you put out to the world like if you're putting out a party or fuel creating something new in your business. I want you to stop and ask yourself. Am i happy with this. Am i really excited about these is am. I really proud of what i've just created. And if the answer is yes. I want you to stop and allow yourself to feel that feeling. Validating
The Study of Transracial Adoptions
"Thank you so much for joining. Us today judith. Thank you for having me so faded us very excited to chat with you so we know that you know there are so many barriers adoption with especially in the us and so it's very common. That children will often end up in homes. That don't match their racial backgrounds so i wanted us to have a conversation today just about some of the considerations with their process and you know some of the mental health impacts that can happen with somebody who has been adopted into a family. That doesn't necessarily match racial background Yeah so probably the most prominent example that we have of this right now. Is randall from us right. You know so. I think has been really interesting especially this season to see them. Dig a little deeper into the ways that the adoption has played out into his life. And so can you talk about some of the common experiences that people who are adopted into backgrounds. That don't miss their racial background. Yeah definitely i wanna preference real quick and say that. I'm not from the adoption community myself. Just a mental health who works with the doctrine community and found a heart for it. And so i understand and i know that all adoptees have different stories and so it's not a monolith right in regards to the experiences of adoptees in the families that they are in as well too and so i just wanted to preference that and say also say that some of the things that i draw are just common thread that i pick up in the work. That i've done with transracial adoptees common experiences that seemed to pop up and to be express in the that i do with them. And so that's what i'll pull from. And some of them are very much in the show as well to. This is us randall. Story which i think is pretty awesome.
Sarah Schulman: The Political History of ACT UP
"In reading the book the thing that struck me over and over was what a massive and highly organized operation it was. You know there was different subcommittees working simultaneously in arranging meetings and planning actions. I think it's hard to convey. Just how complex organization was. Do you find that as a common misunderstanding. Well the history of act up has been very narrowed and in fact the whole history of aids aids activism has been narrowed and whitewashed down to a handful of individuals so there this is the first really accurate history. One of the great successes of the movement is that it was so flexible. It didn't work on consensus. There was simultaneity of respondent. What it really is. As little silos of groups of like minded people working together on things that really matter to them in an effective way and those different groups standing side by side and trading in and out and supporting each other's projects and that was the open structure the radical democracy of act up. And i just want to make sure everyone knows like the size we're talking about. You say that act up had five hundred to eight hundred people in a meeting in that The biggest action which was stop. The church drew about seven thousand people. Yes but that's actually quite small because mass movements are very effective movements. Do you think of a sad thing. Hundreds of thousands of people but this was really like a vanguard movement. I mean it's funny that you call it small because to me. I'm thinking about five hundred eight hundred people in a room and i don't understand how you could get. Anything accomplished well. Most of what was accomplished was not accomplished in the meeting itself it was accomplished in these small groups called affinity groups that were like ten to twenty people who would meet separately from the monday night meeting and would plan actions or committees of the larger organization that would work on a particular action or a particular campaign so the monday night meeting was just a gathering of all of these different functional entities. That were doing their own projects at the same time.
Hugs to Be Allowed in England as Part of Lockdown Easing
"Hugs are coming back in less than a week. People in england will be able to give friends and family a hug for the first time since restrictions were put in place in march of twenty twenty. It's part of the next round of lockdown easing. It is stressed though that people exercise common
How To Treat And Prevent Colon Polyps with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
"What's the big deal with pulse because we're told to get colonoscopy every two years five years ten years bidding on who you are. We're told that you know. These are big deals but really never talked talked to about how to really think about them from a functional medicine perspective in terms of prevention or treatment. It's just about going to the kospi. Cutting it out or if you have colon cancer. Cutting that out and taking chemo and radiation. But there's a whole nother world of thinking around this that allows us to to be much more targeted in our approach to preventing and treating these things so talking about whether polyps why did we get him. How how common are they in. Like the general thinking about them. Yeah absolutely so you know polyps are these growth. That occur in the inside of your intestine. So in your colon you can get these growths that are polyps and there's all sorts of different shapes types of polyps you know from at a no most hypoplastic pileups and you know all of that really influences. How risky the polyp is in terms of it. Turning into colon cancer so a percentage of these polyps can become cancerous and caused colorectal cancer. And as you mentioned unfortunately there's there's an increased rate of ecole rectal cancer. It's the second leading cause of cancer death in the united states and unfortunately we're seeing real precipitous increase in young people getting colon cancer and it's hit home for unfortunately a few times on with some of some really close friends of mine and And so it's something that you know we wanna think about you know. How do we prevent these abnormal growths from occurring especially the ones that can become dysplasia or cause
How Will Babies Born During the Pandemic Meet the World?
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Dr sherri madigan associate professor psychology. Department of the university of calgary she holds a candidate research chair in determinants of child development. Hello dr megan. thanks for having me. You are most welcome i will tell you. We got the idea for this episode. from a listener. Who wrote us with a question. Can i begin by asking you that question. Yes sounds great. So this is a listener unnamed. Diana who wrote that. I've had a baby during the pandemic and he is about to start daycare. He has not been held by anyone. Outside of our household no other adults have ever cared for him although my parents would have loved to help travel restrictions during the pandemic prevented them from visiting. I'm worried for what this means for his socialization. So should she worried. Well it's a really good question actually a common one so this has been a topic. I've been asked to actually speak on a few times. Because i know that parents are thinking a lot about this and worried i guess what i would say is that it is going to be a little bit difficult for kids to transition into a daycare environment. Because it's going to be so new and novel to them now. The reality is that kids always find it hard transition into a daycare environment because it's new and novel to them so that's not different than how life was pre pandemic but i think the big difference now when kids are are doing that switch over into day care is that they haven't had a lot of interaction with other people and they're going to be thrusted into an environment where everything is really really knew and the interactions are really new.
How to Get Rich as a Personal Trainer
"Wanna talk about how to how to get rich and famous. I think it's a good not rich rich in fitness. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah if that's even possible right so that's another topic. No i think it's i think it's a really cool conversation For reasons one. I think there's a lot of misconceptions around how much money isn't fitness. So especially since the the new category which will address which is the influence. Her rights doesn't exist when i first started. That wasn't an option. Like hey would you like to be influence or actually. I want to influence dirty work. Yeah it is so that. That's now a new category slash online coach. Whatever yeah right so But there's also this idea that there's a there's a lot of money in Owning your own gym. I mean i. I used to think that was kind of like the pinnacle of a personal trainer. Become a personal that or actually becoming a trainer for athletes pro athletes writer celebrities was a mind blower blew my mind when i realize how much they don't marry. That's why i think is a good conversation. Because there's a lot of things that i thought were true that were not true at all. In fact many of the things. I thought were true. Relate to complete it once. I was in the space long enough and you know met enough of these trainers that that had had success in these categories. Yeah one of the. We'll get into all the categories at the common Places you can work and fitness and then what it looks like what the strategy should be in terms of how to make a lot of money in those. But one of the things i love about. Fitness is that very few people. Actually get into fitness with the intention of making a lotta money and i liked that because i mean there are definitely people that go into fitness to try and make a lot of money. They don't last though is what i mean. If you're if you're doing this and you're doing it professionally fulltime for more than five years definitely longer than ten years. It's usually because you have a deep passion for fitness and for helping people and that's good in my opinion it kinda weeds out the. I'm just going to jump into this because it's a money making opportunity which would bring in a lot of people who maybe aren't You know as passionate about fitness.
Debris From Chinese Rocket Has Fallen to Earth Amid Criticism
"Bring you up to date. You're about that China Rocket Space agency. They're saying of course segment of its biggest rocket re entered Earth's atmosphere in the Indian Ocean, and that most of it burned up early this morning, Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked a tumbling rocket tweeted. An ocean re entry was always statistically, the most likely it appears China one. It's gamble, but it was still reckless. People in Jordan and Saudi Arabia reported sightings of the Chinese rocket debris on social media. With scores of users posting footage of the debris piercing the early dawn. Skies over the Middle East. Usually discarded rocket stages reenter the atmosphere soon after lift off normally over water. And don't go into orbit. NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson issued a statement saying quote it is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris and of quote Roughly 100 FT. Long rocket stages among the biggest space debris to fall the earth. China's space program with its close military links, hasn't said why it put the main component of the rocket into space rather than allowing it to fall back to Earth soon after discharging its payload. As his usual in such operations. This is common
US CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidelines to Include Aerosol Transmission
"For Disease Control and Prevention has updated his pandemic guidelines to acknowledge that the Corona virus is an airborne virus, saying the most common form of transmission is by inhaling the respiratory fluids at close range of others. The CDC says. The way to protect yourself, though, has not changed, including the use of masks, social distancing and vaccines.
Net Zero - Impossible Dream?
"It's really interesting that we were talking almost exactly a year ago tenth of my last year and you will co-signatory to another lesser with a gang with Wolfgang studies when you're talking about a statement from fatty. All who is the general secretary of president off the international energy agency. He was talking about a building green. And you were saying well if we actually maintain the reduced levels of carbon emissions that we've seen during lockdown and make any difference at all because relatively small. Okay then we'll be out all discussion you talking about carbon capture and storage and particularly about which is bio energy with carbon. Capture storage restriction. Yup and how that could be a negative technology and actually if we captured the common from the combustion process than the trees would absorb carbon and therefore we would have a net reduction in combination the street with sound a great idea but now he come forward and there's another letter that yoko signatory to and one of the things in that is the you believe that becks is not going to solve the solve. The problem probably not know. Where do we go from here. I guess you've got gotta stop burning fossil fuels. That's where we've got. That's what we've always had to be. Yes yes yes but it's going to be so difficult as it. I mean i've been talking to people who say oh. We're going to have to get rid of all petrol cars from two thousand nine hundred thirty. Actually the rule ruling at the moment is we're going to have to stop selling. Petrol caused people be allowed as things stand to continue to run them of for as long as trump. But i think the truth is if we're going to achieve net zero. We are actually going to have to eliminate the use of fossil fuel cars amongst other things. Paul is at least twenty thirty
Why Aaron Rodgers Should Go to Denver
"Here's the way. I wanna finish this today. Let's put thirty seconds on the clock for everybody and kimberly. I'm going to start with you. You know one of the most common destinations we've heard for. Aaron rodgers is denver. So give me the case. In thirty seconds. Why aaron rodgers should want to be on the denver broncos. Let's go. I don't even need thirty. Three names true locked teddy bridgewater brett rippin that's it. Vn Your chance to get aaron rodgers. You get aaron rodgers because that decent. We've talked about all so long. That defense is set ready to roll. Get that offense together. And look if he wanted to throw in some names of some of the offensive weapons as well. If you give aaron rodgers those guys and then they could become household names right now. Maybe they are not but maybe they could. I like that
Lessons in Building an EUnicorn to $1.7Bill Valuation
"Do think when it comes to what has helped us on. The journey is certain. That sounds bit counterintuitive but the fact that we Me and my co founders. But first time entrepreneurs and starting the company right of new visit actually helped us to stop at southern company to quote cookie because we wear so naive and things that we really took a lot of advice very little and there's some easy things like people out of most important factor your company successful. You should make sure that really only hire the best people and we've been very early on thought like well. I guess it's such a common known visit. Everyone would do that very literally. So we put in a process in place that really helped us create talent and which we do today but we've been very strict about it early on but less because we we knew that the recipe of success because we thought house would be doing the same and i think a lot of these things were quite naive on and what we felt. We had to compensate our lack of experience by taking very of being really strict about things has helped us a basic
Texas 'Heartbeat Bill' Gets Initial Approval From House
"The Texas House gives initial approval to a bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. That could be a surly is six weeks when the unborn child's heartbeat is detectable by the most common methods. Texas right to life praise the vote, saying the Texas Heartbeat Act is the strongest pro life build ever reached the state House floor. The bill will receive a final procedural
Solve Your Biotherapeutic Challenges With Help From Gene Therapy University
"Thanks for joining us for this. Gen cast today was pretty exciting episode. We have talking about some seller gene therapy and let's get to it but first let's meet our guests for today's podcast. Gentlemen if you could introduce yourself to the jets hi geoff. My name is not christian. I am an associate director Bioprocessing segment had mila poor sigma. My group primarily provides technical bioprocess consultation and the americas region for manufacturing companies in their process development technology transfer in manufacturing journey towards commercialisation of gene therapies. My name is dave bionic and the sound therapy market segment manager at sigma some focused on our strategy development within our bioprocessing business jenan. Thanks for joining us today. Really appreciate it Let's get to the first question and talk about some selling gene therapy things that are going on so Details a little bit more about the gene therapy industry itself in some of the common trends and challenges which other companies are dealing with. Hey jeff i get really excited. Talking about ten apiece after having contributed to the field is a process development scientists and recently before getting into gene. Therapy let's zoom out and talk about red diseases. By definition that diseases affect a very small number of less than about two hundred thousand people here in the united states that is another category called ultra rare diseases which affect fewer people than twenty people in a million. So we're talking about very small numbers here and entering bespoke era or degenerate medicines but collectively speaking. They happen to be pretty common.
"commons" Discussed on Commons
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"commons" Discussed on Commons
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That's images festival dot com. We also have tonight. One of the strangest stories to come along in a long time and a group of American Indians has taken over the town of wounded knee in South Dakota and they have been holding it for nearly a whole day. About fifty hours of Indians came to wounded knee last night. Most of the Indians were members of aim the American Indian movement. This is where I live television crews or wait the hour by hour events in wounded knee. This privileged position is protected by the Indian chiefs. Clearly the chiefs are anxious that this rebellion and its outcome receive as much publicity as possible. The militant American Indian movement called this meeting to seek the support of the tribal elders of the Pine Ridge reservation for a bold plan for federal attention to Indian demands. Sometimes there has to be biles mad to listen but we seize wounded knee either. We force the federal government to Cali- once again like they did eighty years ago wounded knee or else they come out at indigo she ate. I demand the occupation of wounded knee. South DAKOTA IN ONE THOUSAND. Nine hundred. Seventy three was the biggest indigenous rebellion in. Us or Canada in the last century would go on for for ten weeks more than ten weeks and some seventy one days. It was totally unpredictable outcome. That's reporter Kevin McKiernan again. He was the only journalist to stay inside of wounded knee throughout the entirety of the occupation. What had started as a protest against corrupt tribal government had turned into a revolutionary call for indigenous sovereignty and an end to systemic oppression by the US government led by members of the radical American Indian movement indigenous peoples from across North America. Flocked to South Dakota take part in the armed uprising and one of them was a young magma woman from Nova Scotia named Anna. May I was there sleeping on the floor a trailer and in came new people who had penetrated the FBI coordinate night smuggling food and guns into wounded knee and that was anime and her and her soon to be husband. Negi Chic- AAC washed from Ontario. And they ended up in the same little trailer living room with me and two or three other American Indians. And that's how I got to know her. She was shy in some ways. She was a short pretty woman in her late twenties. She loved children. She was very good with children. She really had her own way. And I think the reason that I got along with her and we had some seem. Potty Co was that we were both in our late twenties in the majority of the others. Who Were there? Were either teenagers or in their early twenties. And so there's quite an age gap and so she and I were probably about a year apart in age and so I think that it was that more than race or nationality that made a connection for US anime picked. Oh as she was known at the time had left her two young daughters and her sister's care to join the fight. She had a leadership quality about her. She wasn't just someone who showed up for wounded knee. She'd been involved in the Movement for Well at least a year probably two years before this. Here's Regina brave. A new glow LAKOTA activist speaking in the two thousand and two documentary. The spirit of anime. I think it made a difference in the lives of people that here was this woman from basically are another country. That Indian people were all one country from Canada. Clear down to America but here she was some. You know so far from home and willing to help people around here. She had young children. And I and you know to to our people when someone commits like that. It's a sacrifice because the priority is all the people and our children are also. The people enemy picture was born in the Indian Brook Reserve in central Nova Scotia in nineteen forty five. Here's Jake Maloney. Her first husband speaking in that same documentary. Oh and I. I met anime Matter at the day school and she was a student there. She had just gotten here from pistol as I found out later. Life on the reserve was difficult and there was no electricity. She didn't have any electricity. No running water. The only people that had electricity was the Was the nuns. The priest and the Indian agent typically are people were used in a very bad way them days. No I don't think there are treated properly at seventeen. She went down to Maine to pick berries. Something many magma people did for work but she decided not to return to Canada and instead moved to Boston Jake Maloney her and Jake got married had two daughters and settled into life in the big city. Always we're joking all the time. She could always act like this. This Jackie gleason que. Did you could always act like this. Jackie gleason to walk by the way. That was really. That was really funny. Yeah that was really funny. I mean we would have sore bellies from laughing. When she had children children became paramount. You know she was a grizzly bear. Mom the marriage fell apart quickly but it was during a time in Boston. That anime I discovered the American Indian movement.
"commons" Discussed on Commons
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Bret the Hitman Hart would recognize the pitcher breath name and art then they would Wayne Gretzky and they earned that fame in the very very strange world of professional wrestling wrestling is far more than just what happens in the ring it's about the outside mythological characters and the epic stories stories. Were someone can be booed as a villain one day and then cheered as a hero the next and it really is like the the opera of the people you know like people don't go to opera like like I've been to one opera in rock operas. Don't count right but like I've been a one real opera in my life. People are going to offer people wrestling. You know like the masses go to wrestling so as this is such a great barometer reflection of society like I think paying attention to it is fascinating like you find out so much coach about the world were in and the most important thing to know about wrestling. Is that sure it's scripted. But it's not fake. The skill involved is enormous Ormuz. The stunts they perform feats of athleticism and the injuries they suffer are very real. You know saying fake fake to wrestle they will slap you in holding ending it. All Up is the concept of K.. FEHB cave is what wrestling hinges on. And that's the idea that it is a work like what you're seeing is not on the up and up you're seeing a two or more people engaged in physical combat which on some level because it's not always completely work but at some level is predetermined Omar Moallem still remember what it was like to see wrestling as a child. I remember when I was maybe five or six years old when stampede wrestling in came through town in town for me. Was You know this. Little community in northern Alberta called high prairie population less than three thousand and and it was quite literally like the circus coming to town because they would they would actually set up in the same like Sports Palace or ice rink that the circus would set up in and I remember a few years after that. Probably the early nineties. My Dad really spoiled US and he bought US tickets tickets to WWF in Edmonton and took us there. And we had great tickets and Hulk Hogan was there and Macho Man. Randy savage was their ultimate warrior. I was big ultimate warrior fan for some reason and we both left with Bret. The hitman Hart glasses asses there. Were these kind of flimsy. Fake sunglasses that kind of looked like the real ones he had except like when you actually touch them. They were Basically made of Tin Foil and two Canadians and especially albertans. The hearts were larger than life. Figures it was a huge point of pride in Alberta right because it was rare enough as it is as a Canadian to hear Canada or Canadian city let alone Berta city named dropped internationally. But you always felt this this pride wash over you every time. Bret Hart was announced and they said from Calgary Alberta every single time it just hit you made you feel like like you had a bigger place in the world. Then he actually had in nineteen ninety-seven in the Calgary Saddledome. It's clear just how much the Hart family is adored The Hart Foundation condition which is the nickname for the stable of wrestlers that includes the heart siblings and their allies has just won a massive ten man tag team match in their hometown and the crowd. How is just losing it? Her family members are jumping into the ring celebrate. So what is what is it for the hearts. The journey to being proclaimed Canada's it is I family in front of thousands of adoring fans started nearly a century ago. In Saskatoon.
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P. and more online in just minutes. There's there's no paperwork or no hold music. Just quick and easy. Investing the R. S. P. Contribution deadline is March second which is pretty much around the corner so get in touch with wealth bar today and make a deposit sign up and minutes at wealthed dot com slash candidate land and get a one hundred dollar fee credit visit wealthed dot com slash candle and for more offer details. Good evening. I'm Steve Murphy. Former Scotia Premier Gerald Regan has been charged with sixteen sex related offenses including Rape Regan. Says he's not guilty. My reaction is one of anger. I am not guilty of these charges and I have no doubt whatsoever but that I would not be facing charges. These ancient allegations if I had not been in public epic light Gerald Regan was charged on March. Fifteenth nineteen ninety-five with seventeen counts of rape attempted rape indecent assault and forcible confinement. The charges were related to thirteen different women. One of them had been underage at the time. The news was shocking. To Nova Scotia's the Regan's were already one of the most well respected political families in the province at the time his daughter. Nancy Regan was an anchor in the same network from the broadcast that you're hearing from. She took the day off work to accompany her father. Gerald Regan arrived at the courthouse this morning accompanied by his wife until his daughters including Nancy. Regan posted ATV's ABC's live at five and his son. Jeff had followed in his father's footsteps elected to parliament just two years earlier. Son Jeff Halifax. MP was was in. Ottawa I have confidence in my father's innocence and we his family love him very much. The Regan's are an established of various tablist political critical family here in Nova Scotia lutely and they have been for decades. The idea that a sort of provincial politician could move on and these sort of heights is still a big deal for notions. I would say that. The view of the Regan's at least in among the older generation is they are a middle of the road political presence that represent both fiscal responsibility as well as the basics of. You know social concerns if you will. Stephen Kimber is a longtime Nova Scotian journalist. Who's written a book con Gerald Regan? And he's had his fair share of run INS with him. He was a tall guy a towered over me and I I think probably a fair number of people. He had a as somebody who has one. I think of as a ski slope knows he was you know he wasn't handsome. He certainly had presence and was forceful to understand the story of the Regan's yet to understand the strange world of Nova Scotia politics. Regan Regan was born into a politically active family in Windsor Nova Scotia in nineteen twenty eight. But then again every family in that part of Nova Scotia at the time was politically active steph rural Nova Scotia. During those days. I was pretty political. It was you were born one or the other which was conservative or liberal. You took it all all very seriously. You hung out at the local newspaper office on election night where they would post the Result says they came in so he was steeped in that kind of political life as he grew up. From an early age Gerald Regan would have witnessed the nitty gritty of the Nova Scotian political machines. The the world in which he came of age politically was one in which votes were by those rural areas for example on polling day the parties. He's had people who wanted around the constituency and they drove people to the polls. Made sure at least as much as you could that they voted the right way and then and went into the trunk of the car and bright out ROM or nylons or whatever it was that was the gift of the day to convince people to to make sure that people voted the the right way and that was standard operating procedure. Gerald's father Walter Regan was a longtime town councillor dettori stalwart. His uncle had been deputy mayor of Halifax and Jerry quickly said his is on politics to buy the eleventh grade. Gerald Regan was Student Council. President the thing that you have to understand about regan was that he was ambitious as as a politician mostly for the sake of being an ambitious politician. He wanted to succeed at politics. He was less somebody who had a great Ideological or philosophical officle interested in politics one day Gerald Regan met Angus MacDonald the longtime liberal premier of Nova Scotia. He even stopped to shake kyung Gerald's hand and from then on Jerry had one goal to climbed the political ladder all the way to the top.
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"Harms that Jerry Regan we can committed in his life and at work by abusing his role in the Liberal Party are totally made invisible here and I just this route one word. All when he said he was a dedicated public servant to his constituents comma all Nova Scotia's and Canadians. It's like okay. I guess we're just GonNa completely erase the fact that we know that he sexually violated at least forty women. Gerald Old Regan was a violent sexual Predator for decades. He victimized women in Nova Scotia and beyond most of his victims were young. Some of them were children. Dron Premier Stephen McNeil. That wasn't what was important to note. All Nova Scotia determine how they view Mister Reagan's legacy you see as the premium of this province focused on the job that we shared in common which was Leading a government McNeil is far from the only person to Russia's side Regan's crimes in two thousand sixteen Gerald Regan went to visit the House of Commons his son. Geoff Regan a Longtime Halifax. MP He had been elected speaker of the House a year earlier liberal MP Dominic Leblanc Rose and address. The fact that Gerald Regan was in the gallery but Regan's crimes clearly weren't on his mind instead he just wanted to joke about the new speakers dad showing up to watch his son at work. The speaker yes. I'm perhaps I saw. You could explain to the House the House. What would be the appropriate rules in terms of recognizing people in the gallery? Let's say for example Mr Speaker a former premier of Nova. Let's go show where in the gallery today former premier Joel Regan. Would it be appropriate for the chair to recognize a farmer. Bring here in the gallery sitting next to Leblanc along with Prime Minister Trudeau. Who Bursts out laughing and then the entire House of Commons rises to give Gerald Regan one of the worst sexual predators? Canadian politics has ever seen a standing ovation..
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Holy Helena one frank stronach the queen's plate making over a million dollars that justice one horses netted him. Maybe you've heard of frank stronach. He's the founder of Magna international the world's largest autoparts manufacturer and a full on billionaire revenues of the Canadian auto parts manufacturing firm MAGNA International Inc have risen from less than ten million dollars fifteen years ago to over a thousand million today and this morning. I welcome Mr Strong that lining the I said a thousand million million. That's a billion dollars. Yeah we very practical in those things. We just call it a billion dollars now. It's a lot of money for everybody. Strong is an honest to God rags to riches story. He moved here from Austria. As a young man and within a few decades the company he created was an essential part of the global economy here he is on the agenda and erupting candidate in fifty four a little suitcase coupland of bucks in my pocket. Dan and that did last very a long and furious late in fifty seven. I rented a small garage but a few old machines the down payment and out hustling to get some what Franks Johnny is a very controversial figure but you can't deny that he's had a pretty successful track record with magna coming here uh he came to Canada with two hundred dollars in his pocket and he built a billion dollar more auto business. I'm Robert Feith the Ottawa bureau chief of the Global Mail. Whether in any auto parts business or many of his other ventures which will get to in a minute frank stronach has always done things his way his biographer described him as a genius and a buffoon wrapped wrap together people work for him said he was autocratic liable to hire and fire people on the spot but even as control his company with an iron fist frank appears here's to have always had succession on the back of his mind. His son Andrew didn't really have an interest in the business world but then there was his daughter Belinda. I grew up I guess an immigrant household. My family came to this country with very little money and family value was to always appreciate shape what you have to get back to the community from an early age frank groomed Belinda for leadership he praised her publicly and g companied him to events in though we we sent to a public high school he also made sure to buy her a Camaro twenty eight for her sixteenth birthday. Belinda was on the Board of Magna by twenty to a VP before she was thirty and at the age of thirty five she became CEO and president of the world's largest auto parts manufacturer Belinda was a corporate rockstar. Dr She was charming photogenic a female CEO in a male dominated world and she helped magna international grow even larger and more profitable but so you may have heard of Belinda stronach for other reasons. There is a brief period in the middle of the two thousands were Belinda stronach was the most interesting person in Canada. She left her job as CEO Magnet International to run for office and what came next is a whirlwind. Here's George strapless center up before two thousand six interview interview on the hour and you know the story right. Belinda Johnny reveal the Conservative Party ran for the leadership lost the Stephen Harper then junk to the Liberals Relationship Peter Mackay that whole thing in the papers Paul Mark made her a cabinet minister liberals lost the election and strong on the opposition side and then we'll this hit the newspapers and everybody went crazy stronger than the other woman in that divorce application you've heard heard a lot about filed by title and his wife the same by the way who just retired from the least number twenty eight then you had the whole thing involving the affair allegations. Blah Blah Blah of course the allegations are not proven annable industry exists. She insists she did not break up the marriage. After losing the Conservative leadership to Stephen Harper Belinda became a star within the party her relationship with Peter Mackay was the talk of Ottawa but all that began to unravel when she crossed the floor to join Paul Martin's liberals without even telling McKay which led to the single strangest suggest political segment that's ever aired on TV. The day after and Peter Mackay came to his father's garden looking for comfort and for answers to the question what just happened came home to heal and think a little bit and today's new day so my head's clear my my hurts a little banged up but that'll hill. I just didn't see it coming spend a lot of time with her and her children for the last number of months and so hurts. Did you catch all that. Let's do it again. One more time for good measure Belinda stronach ran for the conservative leadership came in second to the future. Prime Minister started a relationship with one of the most high profile conservative. MP's switched parties on a dime leaving both the Conservatives and poor poor. Peter McKay heartbroken took a cabinet post left politics after her party lost and then maybe gotten involved in an affair with hockey player most famous for brawling and a bunch of weird telephone commercials. Belinda time in the limelight was short-lived but she managed to tear through to political parties like a tornado and then just as quickly walked away. You'd you think that things would settle down when she returned back to the family business but alas that wasn't meant to be a multi-million dollar family feud over the family business has a father. You're facing off against his daughter. In Court Frank Stronach Canadian Immigrants Success Story and his daughter Belinda a former cabinet minister and member of parliament or illegal battle over the family fortune frank in Belinda had always appear to be so close a father and daughter duo ruling over a multi-billion dollar empire together. So how do they get to the point where they're suing each other for hundreds of millions of dollars. Robert Fife learned pretty quickly. How strained the relationship between the two had gotten? He's the only reporter that Frank Stran- has given an interview to through this whole saga. I was approached by Dennis Miller who is a former liberal. MP and a former executive of of frank stronach's racetracks to say look. Why don't you sit down with Frank Stronach. He's got to have peace in his family. He's gotTa make an overture to Belinda to try to put this all the bed and to get the family back together and when I sat down with them that's not the frame of mind that Mr Strong was is in so throughout this interview I had with Mr Straw. Mr Bill skip saying Franken see that no. I don't say that Frank No MR is your strategy is a self-made guy. He speaks his mind and he wasn't going along with Mr. Mills. View of how this interview should have been conducted so so from my point of view it was a far more interesting interview than I would've expected to understand. How things got this intense. We have to go back to Belinda sudden departure from politics she went back to the family business and took up a spot a magma's board of directors and even though he wasn't CEO Frank stronach still still call the shots at magna though it was a public company Frank had super duper special shares that gave him total control of the corporation and don't worry oldest is leading us back to those horses in pretty short order. Even while magna international was turning into a corporate behemoth. Frank stronach was always trying to start up new businesses his with company money and a lot.
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"Com slash Commons and listeners will say fifty percent when they enter the promo code Commons. Like lack Megantic Winnipeg is a railway town when a pig is a very real focus city goes back to the start of the two railroads, the sort of intersect in the city of Winnipeg. And if you've ever been there, there's real everywhere the trucks, go around the baseball diamond the go right through downtown. My name is Dylan Robertson. I'm the Ottawa correspondent for the Winnipeg free press, you know, people are skating kind of like the Rideau canal and you look up, and there's a big sort of black tank car rolling through the community Shaw park. The baseball diamond the rails, go right sort of around the curve of the diamond. It's sort of everywhere in the city, and there's also the, the rail yards themselves in the years since lack Megantic, there's been more oil traveling by rail than ever before, and much of it is going through major cities like Winnipeg, why are pipeline? So. Controversial in Canada. And yet you look outside your window and you have, what seems like a pipeline on rails. And no one is really talking about it, and there are reasons to worry about how safe these pipelines on rails really are in one of them is worker for TC scheduling happens. The last minute and on cross Canada journeys engineers will stain bunkhouses, but those often don't even have enough beds and workers are often only given eight hours from the minute. They leave the train to win. They get back. Even if a hotel is an hour away. Tom Harding had worked seventeen hours the day of lack Megantic that's the medical equivalent of being intoxicated, and there are other signs at the rules still aren't being followed. One incident in particular, has Winnipeg IRS worried in two thousand sixteen A C N rail warning system for runaway trains began to malfunction what ended up happening is every time as the untrained entered Winnipeg. The alarm went off. Off and that probably happens at least twelve times a day, probably double that. And so what they did at the office was shut off the alarm system. The alarm system was shut down for at least three months. It seemed almost like a metaphor for how a lot of seems to be going. There is another series incident in poor Taja prairie this January where you hub to oncoming trains, and the didn't CLYDE head on the locomotive of one of them struck some of the cars, this was at the site of a bridge where it's a double line track. And it becomes a single line over the bridge, a lot of our readers, have this question about, like, how does it happen in twenty nineteen that you have to trains heading towards each other, and they collide like underwent situation is not acceptable or normal. A lot of the people we spoke with and Winnipeg say, why would I trust the end when the stuff happens? Despite the dangers associated with foil on trains. The rail companies won't even tell Canadians how much of the stuff is passing through Canadian cities. I think the amount of responsibility about this industry have there should be commensurate level of scrutiny. And I can't think of any other industry in Canada, that Aviv's these sorts of questions about helmets business new, where's it located? What do you have in place? That's really not open and release in Canada have a very particular history where, you know, they help their own police force. They have their own enforcement powers. They have their own rights of way, and we accepted that trade off as a country because they were so much a part of in the modern state thought his Canada, the number of runaway trains has been increasing from twenty sixteen to twenty eighteen the number of train accidents involving Gingrich goods went up by twenty five percent. So you've got a situation where the volumes are continuing where the safety risks are still there. You know, where the, the possibilities of, of recurrence of major major accident with the loss of life are still there. The citizens of lack Megantic have been pressuring governments in railroad companies to increase safety standards. But then there are those who are out on the tracks every day. They're, they're monitoring the condition of attracts and the speed of the locomotives and the contents of the trains, Rubare bell slur. The head of the LAC Megantic, citizens coalition was driving back to town from the criminal trial in October twenty seventeen as he came into Nault, he saw a convoy of railcar sitting on the hill in the same location that Harding's faithful train had once been parked. It was sitting there without a locomotive or derail. Four months later, another train was parked there again. It had twenty nine cars full of highly explosive propane. He says it sat there for thirty minutes without a locomotive without an engineer and without hand brakes, bellflower was stunned. If we tolerate such risk factors in lack Megantic, the site of the most destructive railway tragedy and Canadian history, what is happening. Elsewhere in Canada. He said. That's your episode of comments for the week, this episode relied and reporting done by Bruce Campbell and Dylan Robertson. And there was just so much, we couldn't fit into this episode. So I really hope you'll check out BRUCE'S book, the lack Megantic rail disaster, as well as Dylan's reporting in the Winnipeg free press, just look up, how Berta crisis Winnipeg danger for his excellent investigative series. If you want to get in touch with us, you can tweet us at ten it'll and Commons that c m n s you can also Email me Arshi at Kennedy show dot com. 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Some of them are really angry, you know, that used to be working really hard. And now they're just sitting there and some of them are just really tired and depressed so assist. A letter to a caretaker from orphan fifteen five one Twenty-one w four the orphans name is lonely bird to and it's located in karston county overto- off kilter and leaning and mice thinking stinking. I smell rocked a smashed window over there, rusted parts hidden intolerance is it rain water or something else. Too hard to tell part of me is than dismantled barons remained barrels with ladders to the top the coyotes abandoned. The nearby, Dan. Did they smell the rot? The roads are mud and muck the road shout back them saw orphan four four one eleven w four aka at down hall in Warner county number five. I lost my head might horse head is gone along with my walking game. Crank equalizer brittle. I am trapped forgotten national Petroleum Corporation, my licensee where are you? Are you coming to save me? My name is Alanna Bartell. And I am an artist and educator and in two thousand seventeen I created orphan while adoption agency, which is a fictional nonprofit organization dedicated to finding caretakers for orphan oil and gas wells and Berta. Orphan wells are a sad thing. Their oil and gas wells who don't have any legal owner usually because their company went bankrupt. And that means there's no one around to pay to have them cleaned up the cost who reclaim and remediate. These sites can vary. Pretty widely could be two million dollars to be under twenty thousand dollars. A land has been able to get sixty five orphaned wells adopted. And while those adoptions are strictly artistic she's touching on a problem that we're only now beginning to understand the scale of because of the truth is these orphan wells along with their aging used up cousins have the potential to absolutely wreck the economies of western Canada. After a century of drilling. Western Canada is a land transformed now Burto loan there's one oil wealth for every two square kilometers. You can find them off of ready country roads or in the middle of booming cities. And so often they sit right next to people's homes on their own land. But what happens when the oil runs dry who will pick up the tab to close. These wells make sure they don't explode or leak and to return the land to what it once was since the oil price collapsed. Twenty fifteen become clear that the people currently on the hook for what will be the world's biggest janitorial job Canadian tax payers. The costs are increasing like crazy and could turn multiple provinces into fiscal basket cases. And that's not all just below the surface. Big oil has been engaging in a scheme that some are likening to the subprime mortgage crisis. And the consequences could be devastating. I'm Marsha man. And for Canada land. This is Commons. This upset of Commons is brought to you in part. 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"I'm Marsha man. And from Canada land, this is Commons. If you're freelancer, you're probably pretty good at whatever you do whether it's writing or programming or consulting. But that doesn't mean you're great and all the other stuff the invoicing keeping track of payments, all that business. He stuff and honestly eats up a lot of time that you could be spending an actually doing the thing that makes you money you need someone in your corner. So you don't have to manage it all yourself. And that's where fresh books comes in its cloud accounting that makes billing painless and since it's taxis. And if you haven't been using fresh books, you're probably regretting it right about now. So don't repeat the same mistakes make the change. Now, you'll be thanking yourself in a year and best of all you can try it for absolutely free for thirty days. Just head over to fresh books dot com slash Commons and enter Commons in the how did you hear about a section? That's fresh books dot com slash Commons and enter the code Commons. This episode of Commons. Brought to you in part by hellofresh. So hellofresh is a meal kit delivery service. But what does that mean you ask it means? The ingredients you need to make a delicious meal or delivered right to your door. And that's all of the agreements, and it's all pre-measured does a recipe call for some Rosemary, they'll make sure you've got it in hand. So you don't have to run to the grocery store at the last minute to pick them up. They'll take you through the recipes step by step to ensure that you get it. Just right now. I gotta say I really enjoyed my hellofresh box. I made meal otherwise wouldn't have you know, cooking just more fun. When you don't have to worry about all that other stuff. So sign up now and get fifty percent off your first box. Hellofresh by going to hellofresh dot CA slash Commons. Fifty and enter Commons fifty. That's hellofresh dot CA slash Commons. Fifty and promo code Commons. Five zero. First off we have to go back to where it all started oil springs on -tario. This is one of six powerhouses at travek oil this rig. We call the James Rick. This thunders along twenty four hours a day. Three hundred sixty five days of a year as Charlie says it has all operate on eight one five four her motor. That's Pat McGee. She and her husband, Charlie Fairbank, operate Fairbank oil properties. It's the oldest oil company in the world, the engine Pat is describing powers in network of perpetually moving Jerker lines a pumping system that allows one motor to steadily power small wooden oil wells all over there. Six hundred acre property. And this was devised by Charlie's. Great grandfather in eighteen sixty three. And what it did was make it all very economical because they used to have a steam engine at each and every well that was expensive. This gets all kinds of wells to share one power source. What I heard the Jerker? I thought he's not the frogs out already in the spring can hardly hear yourself think out here because of so many frogs. Patten Charlie's oil farm is a place unique probably in the world, the technology. They use hasn't been updated in over a century. It's the history that matters the legacy. That's what matters we have enough to live on we make twenty four thousand barrels a year, we have when we got married. We were writing our vows. We said it'd be for boomer for. The sound of wood and metal slowly churning can be heard all throughout his property. It's really mesmerizing. It's preserved talk of heritage of oil history. It's been erased elsewhere in the world pretty much. This is a one of a kind place. There's no other place that has operates as an oilfield using nineteenth century technology. Charlie Fairbanks oilman, but he's not what you're picturing. He soft-spoken in grandfatherly and has the air of an old hippie getting in touch with the land. Become here on a warm day when things are dry, you have steel working on steel all these pendulum's going, and you have this incredible music happening. She's just everywhere. Plus this. In Fairbank oil doesn't look like an oilfield as Charlie tours us around. He points to the life side, statues dot his property. They're all based off of his family and friends, and he talks about them as if they're the actual person. That's my brother-in-law on top of the Derek is a mountain guide. And now, he's an avalanche expert. But anyway, you'd be there. That's my sister, Sylvia. And she she was on the other property pointing people I figure she get pinched. So after over here. You say. Charlie and Pat or a direct link to that very first oil boom that kicked off our modern age. Will
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"I'm Marsha man. And from Canada land, this is Commons. If you're freelancer, you're probably pretty good at whatever you do whether it's writing or programming or consulting. But that doesn't mean you're great and all the other stuff the invoicing keeping track of payments, all that business. He stuff and honestly eats up a lot of time that you could be spending an actually doing the thing that makes you money you need someone in your corner. So you don't have to manage it all yourself. And that's where fresh books comes in its cloud accounting that makes billing painless and since it's taxis. And if you haven't been using fresh books, you're probably regretting it right about now. So don't repeat the same mistakes make the change. Now, you'll be thanking yourself in a year and best of all you can try it for absolutely free for thirty days. Just head over to fresh books dot com slash Commons and enter Commons in the how did you hear about a section? That's fresh books dot com slash Commons and enter the code Commons. This episode of Commons. Brought to you in part by hellofresh. So hellofresh is a meal kit delivery service. But what does that mean you ask it means that the ingredients you need to make delicious meal or delivered right to your door? And that's all of the agreements, and it's all pre-measured does the recipe call for some Rosemary, they'll make sure you've got it in hand. So you don't have to run to the grocery store at the last minute to pick them up. They'll take you through the recipe step by step to ensure that you get it. Just right now. I gotta say I really enjoyed my hellofresh box. I made meal otherwise wouldn't have you know, cooking just more fun. When you don't have to worry about all that other stuff. So sign up now and get fifty percent off your first box. Hellofresh by going to hellofresh dot CA slash Commons. Fifty an enter comments fifty. That's hellofresh dot CA slash Commons. Fifty and promo code Commons. Five zero. First off we have to go back to where it all started oil springs on -tario. This is one of six powerhouses at travek oil this rig. We call the James Rick. And this thunders along twenty four hours a day. Three hundred sixty five days of the year. As Charlie says it has all operates on eight one five four her motor. That's Pat McGee. She and her husband, Charlie Fairbank, operate Fairbank oil properties. It's the oldest oil company in the world, the engine Pat is describing powers network of perpetually moving Jerker lines a pumping system that allows one motor to steadily power small wooden oil wells all over there. Six hundred acre property. And this was devised by Charlie's. Great grandfather in eighteen sixty three. And what it did was make it all very economical because they used to have a steam engine at each and every well that was expensive. This gets all kinds of wells to share one power source. What I heard the jerk. I thought he's the frogs out already in the spring. Hardly hear yourself think out here because of so many frogs. Patten Charlie's oil farm is a place unique probably in the world, the technology. They use hasn't been updated in over a century. It's the history that matters the legacy. That's what matters we have enough to live on we make twenty four thousand barrels a year. We have when we got married we when we're writing our vows. We said it'd be for boomer for. The sound of wood and metal slowly churning can be heard all throughout his property. It's really mesmerizing. It's preserved pocket of heritage of oil history. It's been erased elsewhere in the world pretty much. This is a one of a kind place. There's no other place that has operates as an oilfield using nineteenth century technology. Charlie Fairbanks oilman, but he's not what you're picturing. He soft-spoken in grandfatherly and has the air of an old hippie getting in touch with the land. If you come here on a warm day when things are dry, you have steel working on steel all these pendulum's going, and you have this incredible music. She's just everywhere. Plus this. In Fairbank oil doesn't look like an oilfield as Charlie tours us around. He points to the life side, statues dot his property. They're all based off of his family and friends, and he talks about them as if they're the actual person. That's my brother-in-law on top of the Derek is a mountain guide. And now, he's an avalanche expert. But anyway, you'd be there. That's my sister, Sylvia. And she she was on the other property pointing people I figure she get pinched. So after over here. You say. Charlie and Pat or a direct link to that very first oil boom that kicked off our modern age. Will
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"Gordon gecko in Wall Street. I don't throw darts at a board bit unsure things to Martha Stewart one case, that's inspired a lot of questions about CEO's, Wall Street and corporate responsibility is the ongoing investigation of Martha Stewart and allegations of insider trading insider traders have become some of the most famous corporate criminals around but in Canada, only a single person has ever gone to prison for that crime. Joseph crofton. Over time span of fifteen years, grandma, and his best friend Gil corn bloom, an ultra successful corporate lawyer orchestrated a massive scheme to personally enrich themselves. They stole information made illegal trades in laundered, the money and indie end they made over ten million dollars making it the biggest insider trading scandal ever uncovered in Canada. But when they were caught the consequences would be devastated it cost one man, his freedom and the other his life. So how do a pair of people go from being bright young law students to some of the most prodigious white collar criminals in Canadian history. And why is it that at the same time? The United States is putting hundreds and hundreds of insider traders behind bars Canada's only ever prosecuted one. I'm Marsha man. And from KENDALL, and this is Commons. In today's age. It can be hard to find the time to sit down and learn more. You know, I find it really difficult to just pause. Get my head under the new cycle and focus on some deeper learning..
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"Turn down to the banking bombshell causing shockwaves around the world, so three years ago, the Panama papers released earlier to be the biggest data leak in history, or exposing how some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people floating leaders like bladder MIR Putin, maybe hiding billions offshore the confidential filed for a Panamanian law firm gave us the clearest picture up to that point of how the offshore financial system actually works. Some of Canada's most wealthy and powerful figures are caught up in the system. The list included three former PM's Stephen broth in one Canada's wealthiest men and one of Trudeau's most important donors in even the Queen these leaks expose the blood and guts of the international finances. This is the system that ties together all of the world's richest and most powerful people the same institutions that serve major banks financial titans and multinational corporations are tied to fraudsters terrorists and kleptocrats. 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He will go to court where he's expected to be charged in what's been described as a massive eight billion dollar Ponzi scheme before his arrest ounce. Stanford was best known for his Texas drawl his lavish lifestyle and the gobs of money he made, but the Stanford Bank where he made all of his money was a fraud. The scheme itself was pretty straightforward. Stanford's Bank would take in money from investors and promise jenner's returns. But those returns would come from money brought in from new investors. Everything would work out just fine as long as people didn't ask for their money back all at once. It was a straightforward Ponzi scheme. Stanford's fraud grew to over seven billion dollars in total making it the second biggest Ponzi scheme ever uncovered a clips by only Bernie Madoff any funneled a huge chunk of his fraudulent assets through Canada zone. TD bank. T- banks relationship with Stanford was odd from the get-go. We'll start with Mr. Stanford was a personal bankrupt. So he was not fit and proper to run any Bank of tall. And that was in the public record. That's Martin Kenny. He's an international asset recovery lawyer based in the British Virgin Islands, and he's currently representing thousands of victims of Stanford's fraud in a lawsuit against TD Bank. He also happens to be Jason KENNY'S, brother. But that's neither here nor there. There was one aspect of Stanford scheme that distinguished him from your average fraudster Stanford's Bank was based out of Intego. One of the smallest countries in the Caribbean in a police known internationally for its lax regulation. As his Bank grew Stanford's power in Antigua increased by the late nineties, Stanford became by far the most powerful man on the island so much money from the fraud that he was basically running the economy, they're employing so many people building so many buildings with the money's he stole. And he went so far as to take over the banking. Regulator those supposed to keep folks like him in line. So the regulated became the regulator of himself. Stanford began to use the regulator to shut down his competition and to make it easier for him to commit his fraud. He basically had antiga as a captured state in one thousand nine hundred nine the US treasury department wince Afars to warn people not to do business with Antiguan banks as a result American banks refuse to work with them. But TD appears to have ignored those warnings Stanford's fraud likely wouldn't have been possible without TD Bank. Giving him access to American. Dollars. What is the poxy little Bank in Antigua doing receiving money from its customers or victims from all over the world to Toronto in US dollars. Why was the business purpose of that ninety five percent of the fraudulent gains flowed from Stanford's Antiguan Bank into TD? Now TD doesn't comment on matters before the courts, but in the past they've said that TD Bank had no knowledge that Stanford was engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities, and they say they were neither willfully blind or reckless as to whether those activities were taking place.
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