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Critical Race Theory Activists Hate First Amendment Rights
"With the attorney general with the war on parents and taxpayers Folks we have these people on the run If we didn't have them on the run this wouldn't be happening Try opened To American Marxism as paging through I said I know it's in here I know it's in here So just listen to this if you will and we'll get on to other subjects in a moment Critical race theory theorists and activists declare that not only a society incurably racist and white dominated But there's no point in attempting to assert a pursue your rights because such rights really are not rights at all Why Because they do not deliver the kind of Marxist egalitarianism and people's Paradise demanded by the critical race movement Indeed rights are used They are get to uphold the white racial structure and deny minorities power CRT activists like Marxist revolutionaries stick with this Here's the point Our intolerant of contrary arguments and challenges to their views therefore free speech is particularly threatening to their cause Got that This is in the book Although the focus is said to be on hate speech which is a term applied to both obvious and offensive racial smears as well as a broader political and philosophical deep disagreement Chris Damascus associate Professor of communication at the University of Washington to come explained CRT scholars have critiqued many of the assumptions that they believe constitute the ideology of the First Amendment For example instead of helping to achieve healthy and robust debate the First Amendment actually serves to preserve the inequities of the status quo This is why they're attacking teachers excuse me parents This is why they're attacking taxpayers Anybody who goes to board meetings and doesn't sit down and shut up
From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook
"Folks talking to beckett cook beckett cook you just shared something reprised the last couple of sentences. You were Living as a gay man in hollywood for a long time and then one day one day. I walked twelve years ago i walked into. I was invited to an evangelical church in hollywood and against my better judgement. I kind of just went. And and i when i heard the gospel preached and after the after the sermon during the worship time i had this radical kind of road to damascus encounter with god completely changed my entire life did at one eighty and i. I knew immediately that day. That homosexuality was no longer my identity that it was no longer a part of my future. Dating guys wasn't a part of my future. But i didn't care because i just met jesus and i'm like i'm going with that guy like forget those guys. Jesus is way better. And he's always faithful and they'll never leave prefer sick me so since that day. I've let's say my same sex attraction before that day was at one hundred percent after that god had so much grace on me that it barely it doesn't dominate. my thought. Life had barely barely think about it every once in a while. They'll be a moment of same sex attraction. But i'm not quote unquote cured of that. But i'm happy. I'm more than happy to to deny myself to deny my desires sinful desires take cross and follow christ no matter what and and i prayed. I've prayed over the years. And i've had elders at my church. Pray over me. Four sexual healing for healing for the sexual broken. I've experienced in my life. Because as a kid when i was nine years old. I was molested by friend's father. So i prayed for healing but as as paul did when paul prayed for the thornton is flesh to be removed. Got said no. My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness. And so for now for now. God's greatest sufficient for me i mean it always will be but i don't. The goal isn't heterosexuality. The goal is holding
WSOP Recap: Erik Seidel Wins Bracelet #9
"Get to it. World series of poker recap Hungary's roland seek out winning event number ten in order just rome winning event number twelve in that when he beat flea romo's heads up and got a lot of attention. Also worth noting the in madonna. Jeff the hashtag. Twenty twenty w fee main event winner. Online minute winner finishing fifth in that one and vic vinca damascus winning event number thirteen. But all of that was great. Bracelets awarded first time winners all that good stuff but We've gotta talk about eric. Site outwitting event number ten. The ten thousand dollar buying super millions high roller for nine hundred. Seventy seven thousand eight hundred forty two dollars. Yeah i mean absolutely massive win. It was this week. Super millions over six hundred bronner's just it's been it's the biggest super millions than it has been weeks and a little piece of history took place on tuesday afternoon as sidell top. The was a very solid. You're pro packed final table. And he walks away with nine hundred seventy seven large in his. Is that right is. That is that nine. Seventy seven marchers to my saying that wrong. Nothing that's right. No k nine seven seven large and his ninth bracelet. I know there was some The online bracelets don't count crowd that came out of the woodwork. nine bracelets. He's now tied for fifth which is pretty phenomenal super. Close joining double digits group. But the eric sitel. By i mean the sa- ten k the soubra millions is a weekly event on g g tons of killers in How runners they have six hundred forty two think right. Yeah something like that okay. So that's bigger than any. Wp europe field ever main event field ever and it's bigger than any wpa main event field up until two thousand and three when moneymaker beat thirty. Nine let's not be discrediting bracelets with six hundred fifty runners. I don't think. I don't care if it's online or live. I think anybody that's still touting. The this bracelet doesn't count horn is absolutely out of their mind.
The Psychological Toll of Long-Term Unemployment
"Spent every single month since the start of this pandemic picking apart jobs numbers and unemployment claims. But there's a lot happening in the labor force that doesn't get captured in that data. Right like the toll that long term unemployment during a once in a lifetime pandemic can take and how that long term unemployment is creating less predictable back to work economy. Marketplace's kristen schwab has that one be. Lieberman's daughter has an auto immune disease so in the virginia. High school where she teaches computers and coding mandated. That teachers come back to work last august. she quit. I really thought i could find something. Even if it was part time employment. She applied to software companies that work with schools but she has no sales experience. She applied to teach spanish which she's taught before no bites job. That have nothing to do with computers or teaching like an hourly position at the dmv helped. You just have so much time with just your thoughts and it eats you up. Losing a job is already isolating says art goldsmith economist at washington and lee university and now there's the isolation of the pandemic itself that has created a lot of poor mental health more so in this recession and in previous recessions long-term unemployment changes how people feel about their worth is workers sarah damascus associate at penn state before the pandemic she followed people who lost their jobs by the twelve month mark they were describing themselves as having fewer and fewer john's that they felt that they were qualified for this can create a pattern. Someone gets job. Low their skill level or one. That has nothing to do with their skills. They're unhappy and leave or let go because they were never a good fit and then they're back out there searching. It's devastating for their career in the long run each time they scramble and find something in fail. They fall further and further
Cultural Asymmetry in Music Technology
"Cultural asymmetry is the fact that music technologies and the way that music is presented and represented tends to lean towards a western conception of what music is rather than be something that is balanced where all musical cultures are on an equal footing in an equally respectful. Way tell me a little bit about your earliest music memories. My earliest musical memory is learning to play the violin in damascus. At seven or eight years old at the time and then we moved to london. I was nine. And then i didn't really have any connection with might arab identity per se or at least the connections were were tenuous at the time but why did notice. Was that the band. Killing joke. released an album in the mid nineties pandemonium on which a very famous lebanese violinist. His name is abu dhabi delile. He played and Particularly there's a track called communion that sound of this freebie heavy industrial music with this violin. This beautiful live on time arabic violin to go over at Really really really got me. It just hit a place in my spirit that i wasn't really aware
Women Around the World: Dr. Amani Ballour
"Dr amani. bollore is eight thirty three year. Old pediatrician that helped lead an underground secret hospital known as the cave during the attacks including the chemical attack in eastern gupta. Which is the suburb of damascus. Dr mani was raised in the area. She later would serve as the youngest of six. She had two brothers and sisters and as she became a teenager. She unlikely sisters insisted on continuing education and moving onto college. Originally dr ramani wanted to be an engineer but because her family refuses support her in this engineering seen as a man's job she moved on to study medicine and focused on being a pediatrician wasn't long after she graduated that she started volunteering at a hospital in eastern gupta but the hospital which at the time was currently under construction was attacked and seized which forced the small staff to be moved to an underground unfinished building. Later known as the cave we are referring to her as dr armani because that's what she is referred to throughout all the documentaries as well as any other reports so if you're wondering why so. She started her career during the syrian civil war which has been ongoing for over ten years. And has ongoing. It's still happening. The war has wreaked havoc and tragedy throughout the country killing over three hundred eighty thousand people. All two hundred five thousand. Three hundred people are missing. Presumed dead at least fifty. Five percent of syrians have been displaced since two thousand eleven and has twenty twenty one at least thirteen point. Four million people inside of syria needed some sort of humanitarian assistance including more than twelve million. Heure strong for food and from malnourishment including half a million children and though medical facilities are supposed to be under protected status there have been at least five hundred ninety five attacks on three hundred fifty different facilities which had and deaths of at least nine hundred and twenty three medical personnel and one who was actually featured on documentary as well and had left only half of the medical facilities operational This is all according to the physicians of human
States, Business Sort Out What New CDC Mask Guidance Means
"Across the nation there is differing reaction to the CDC's new mass guidelines several states say they're falling in line with the guidance either now or in the coming weeks including Oregon and governor Kate brown Oregonians who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces other states along with cities and some big businesses are holding off and made questions about whether the mass guidance is safe or a workable given that there's no easy way to be sure who is fully vaccinated and who is not just like companies and businesses are digesting this so are we White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says it'll take time to implement the guidance those staffers there have been told if they are vaccinated there's no need for masks president Biden stepped outside the west wing without one and when asked if he's enjoying his first Damascus day simply said yes Sager mag ani Washington
Israeli Police Change Route of Contentious Jerusalem March
"Police had changed the route of a contentious march by Jewish ultranationalists in Jerusalem in an apparent attempt to avoid confrontations with Palestinian protesters. Original route and plan to go through Damascus Gate and into the Muslim quarter of the Old city. Instead, the route has been changed to avoid that area.
Jerusalem Violence: Rockets Fired From Gaza After Major Clashes
"Police faced off with palestinian protesters on sunday in another night of clashes in east jerusalem a day before israeli nationalists plans to parade through the old city in annual flag-waving display meant to cement israeli claims to the contested area. The late night skirmishes raised the likelihood of further clashes on monday during the annual jerusalem day celebrations israeli police gave the go-ahead to the parade on sunday. Despite days of unrest and soaring israeli palestinian tensions at a flashpoint holy site and in a nearby arab neighborhood where jewish settlers trying to evict dozens of palestinians from their homes addressing a special cabinet meeting ahead of jerusalem. Day prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu said that israel will not allow any extremists to destabilize the calm in jerusalem we will enforce law and order decisively and responsibly. He said the united states again expressed serious concerns about the situation in jerusalem including clashes between palestinian worshippers in jerusalem's old city home to sites sacred by muslims and jews and israeli police as well as the expected expulsion of palestinian families. Jerusalem day is meant to celebrate. Israel's capture of east jerusalem home to the old city and it sensitive holy sites in the nineteen sixty seven mid east war but the annual event is widely perceived as provocative as hardline. Nationalist israelis guarded by police marched through the damascus gate the old city and through the muslim quarter to the western wall. The holiest site where jews can pray.
Jerusalem Tension Triggers Gaza-Israel Fire Exchange
"Almost every hour last night between 11 P.m. and six a.m., Gaza militants firing rockets and response. ABC is Jordana Miller in Jerusalem reporting Israel Defense forces are bracing for more violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's ordered the idea of to prepare for any scenario, raising the possibility of an escalation after Israel came under an intense barrage of Gaza rocket fire overnight. Militants firing 36 rocket It's in response to Ramadan. Restrictions here in Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate, six were intercepted by the Iron Dome. Israel carried out Reprisal airstrikes on Hamas military sites so far no injuries on either side. Georgiana Miller ABC NEWS Jerusalem, California teen
Israeli Police Clash With Palestinian Crowd in Jerusalem
"Israeli police clash with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem's old city Sunday, firing stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse the crowd. Similar clashes have occurred nightly since the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began. Last week, he said he's old Damascus Gate has been put up barriers to keep away crowds by the Israeli
The Middle East Crisis Factory
"Guest today is al-baghdadi who together with akhmed got nash. Is the author of the book. The middle east crisis factory. I wanted to start by talking about the recent history of the middle east as it's affected you directly because your current circumstances a kind of a product of the recent history of the middle east so i was wondering if you could talk us through that a bit and explain how it is. You come to be talking to us today from oslo and that's a good question and one that is personally relevant for me. I mean i had kind of a white upbringing out say in the united arab emirates. My family really was formed in the united arab emirates and nineteen seventies. I was born there. And i do buy in the nineteen eighties. Maybe even into the nineteen nineties was kind of like one of those best kept secrets. It was boring in a good way. In the sense that it's that one place in this turbulent region where people could move and they could have a successful career and there was no instability around the united arab emirates. The results of news about you know things happening in iraq and iran but mostly on that side of the gulf things were quiet. My own family however came from a much. More turbulent history. My father was born shortly before the nineteen forty eight neka the exodus of palestinians from historical palestine. My mother herself was born diaspora in damascus. So there was lot of instability that kind of pre existed that. I was never exposed to so growing up in the united arab emirates. You are in this kind of place which has more or less in this. Very turbulent region an island of stability at least seemed to the until twenty seven.
Israel Independence War Era Weapons Cache Discovered in Tel Aviv
"The day before yesterday as we record a gardener found underneath a bush at number twenty two cream as street a cache of world war two vintage bullets artillery shells and grenades which ordinance was stowed under a bush three quarters of a century ago by members of the haganah jewish militia to keep british soldiers and centuries from finding it such a hiding place for weapons was called a sleek from the hebrew root some lama couth to make rid of and in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s there were hundreds of maybe thousands all around the country though most of them were dismantled as soon as the brits left palestinian nineteen forty eight. But you know how it is. You put your grenades and your artillery shells in your bulletin a whole under bush in your yard and then you get busy ensure the brits go home but you tell yourself you'll empty the gun whole tomorrow and if it's not one thing it's another before you know it seventy odd years of pass that is just life in the big city so this week. The police bomb squad piloted remote control. Sapper robots under the tree and they exploded some of the grenades shells and bullets. And they neutralize the rest and sent them to the tel aviv. Forensics lab for further investigation. And for those of you wondering and who isn't wondering isaac jacob adolf. Crimea was the french jewish attorney who in eighteen. Forty along with sir. Moses montefiore made the trip to alexandria egypt to plead before Dive mohammed ali for the release of jews arrested in damascus blood. Libel that rocked the jewish world that year and crimea and montefiore secured freedom for nine of the thirteen syrian. Jews accused of killing christians for their blood. The other four having already died while being tortured after that chromium became minister of justice of france under the second republic in eighteen forty eight and he later founded the 'alliance eastern elite universal in paris in eighteen. Sixty one gathers that isaac jacob adolf creamier would probably not himself have hidden guns in tel aviv in nineteen forty eight but he probably would have understood the sentiment and arguably nothing captures the haphazard semi history city of this forever new and yet never really new city. We love so al tel aviv. Alto better than a gardener. Finding an old bag of old bullets and such tucked under a shrub to shield it from the prying eyes of the brits on a street named for a man who one hundred years before that sailed with an english financier to alexandria a city. Just four hundred fifty kilometers. Southwest of tel-aviv. In order to gain the release of wrongly residues in damascus a city just two hundred kilometers northeast of tel
Finding Your Compliment
"It's interesting beyond for four years right because you hear all these great ideas from people is that if they're execute upon change the world a very serious way. I always use the example of spacex rate. How many people before you on. Musk thought of reusable spaceship. Probably a lot. But how many actually get out there and execute upon it and build thing not that many and so you know patricia club. It's really a mindset shift. Right rather than sitting around and pontificating about ideas we really focus on. How do you put those ideas into action. You know even if it's something as small as bringing your product or your service to the farmers market and just selling it to people getting it in people's hands that's what we want to encourage this club so it part of getting started From our commerce conversation earlier. Excuse me you told me that Baylor entrepreneurship club engages in things like different focus groups that are skill specific. Is that right correct. Yes so what does that look like. Yeah what it really looks like. His peer to peer mentor ship. Where you have people building interpersonal relationships with others who have complementary skill sets to them. You one thing. I really believe in as being a specialist. Not a generalist You know it's been my experience that if you're a generalist you're not that competitive right and so as a special shoe is for people who Compliment your abilities and skills. That's what our mentor. Ship program is really about so it. It's more While it is developing different skills it's also networking opportunity correct absolutely. Yeah and i think that's important too because nicot said you're a specialist. I mean you are the the the leader of what you do. So i always think about mario and luigi do you remember. Playing mario mario was always good at a lot of different things but luigi was able to jump the highest. I often went with luigi for some tasks. Because i needed to jump higher than mario is able to know. And i mean it's it's purely fact like i love luigi because of that because he was able to differentiate himself and set himself apart. But if you can't jump that high that's no problem right around your self with people who can And i think they would entrepreneurship club. And wouldn't nick is doing is creating a great networking opportunity for students. Who may be good at one thing to find others who compliment them so for example In a previous episode. Talk with or talked with doria and i am a awful content creator. My social media is the worst But i would love to have somebody like doria on my team and we do. Have somebody like dairy honor team. Gray smith who is a killer content creator and so that's what nick's talking about and that's why it's important to have these types of clubs because he can find people who compliment yourself and It really helps take your business near venture the next
Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship - Associated Press
"Now accusing Iran of last week's attack on an Israeli cargo ship in the Persian Gulf. ABC is Georgiana Miller reports from Jerusalem Israel's prime minister, blaming Iran for Friday's blast that damaged in Israeli owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman. Benjamin Netanyahu, in a rare TV interview, said Iran was quote clearly behind the attack. Charge. Tehran swiftly rejected. Netanyahu's accusation came after Israeli officials inspected the damaged cargo ship in Dubai. Israel may have carried out a Reprisal strike overnight on Iranian linked targets south of Damascus, Syria reported it intercepted several alleged Israeli missiles. No comment from Jerusalem. Georgiana Miller, ABC
The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase
"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.
At least 18 dead after bloodiest day of protests since Myanmar military coup
"The Southeast Asian country. Myanmar Several people killed, others wounded the bloodiest day of demonstrations against the military coup weeks ago. Special diplomat to the U. N doctor sausages have declare With the war is the people of Myanmar and now the whole world must understand this nature off these detectors. Illegal regime. Military crackdowns, causing protest just to rise in Myanmar. Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital, Damascus, and it's
Israel buys vaccines for Syria in prisoner deal
"In a report claims three nations cut a deal involving covert vaccinations and a captive that deal, according to Israeli media reports involved Israel paying Russia $1.2 Million to provide the Syrian government with Corona virus vaccines to secure the release of an Israeli woman held captive in Damascus. That report angering Come in Israel who see Syria as an enemy nation hosting Iranian forces, while Israel refuses to provide significant quantities of vaccines to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denying that any Israeli vaccine was involved in the deal, leading to speculation that the money paid for doses of the Russian Sputnik five vaccine Syria is denying any
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Former Damascus high school officials cannot be sued in the wake of sexual assault in the school's football program a lawsuit alleges that school district leaders knew of a longstanding culture of sexual assault in the program and that to protect the football team's reputation school officials didn't intervene but according to Bethesda beat the judge ruled they cannot be sued in their individual capacity dismissed as defendants were the former principal two former coaches and the former athletic director all have denied claims that they were negligent or that they knew of ritualized assaults shocking rape allegations sparked several internal and independent investigations new tonight two leaders in the Maryland Senate say the state should hold a hybrid Malien preferred election this fall to avoid the long lines of late ballots that marred the state's recent primary Maryland matters reports that in a letter today to the state board of elections Senate president bill Ferguson and senator Paul Pinsky said that the keys to success include expanding in person voting centers rolling out early in person voting providing more ballot drop off boxes and demanding greater transparency even though the June second primary saw the state's highest voter turnout in years many voters receive ballots late if at all in person voting centers were also overwhelmed with long lines and we're not always accessible in Virginia Gerry Connolly the incumbent congressman among the projected winners tonight we'll have the latest coming up in a few minutes on the Virginia primary in the wake of nationwide calls for police reform the metro transit police department will now have more independent oversight on training and policies the metro board has revealed plans for their new investigations review panel the panel will have the authority to review any completed investigation by metro transit police and examines how fair and thorough officers were during the process they will then submit recommendations on new policies and training to the police chief and metro board the department came under fire earlier this year when a viral video emerged of officers arresting a thirteen year old the team was detained for shoving an officer after he was stopped for quote horseplay the panel will consist of three outside law enforcement officers one each from Maryland DC and Virginia and for private citizens the panel will be appointed in the fall lugar WTOP news black people make up less than ten percent of Fairfax county's population but a new report says they're involved in more than half of police use of force incidents this new report was compiled by the county police department's internal affairs bureau still ahead JC Penney is closing a couple more local stores and where around here you can find a pop up drive in movie theater a twenty three here's Joe Leonard vice president of indirect auto business development and PenFed credit union on smart auto shopping in financing sponsored by Penn fit we have a product called a payment saver plus loan where it is along with your name on the title that is also like the hybrid of a lease where you have to drive a certain amount of miles and then you're gonna have a residual balance at the end just like a lease but the payments are really good to hear the entire discussion visit WTOP dot com search pin fed a little flexibility can go a long way by refinancing your newer use article in the times that you can lower your monthly payments for more flexibility in your budget you.
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Damascus help during the corona virus outbreak Walker indie Carbonell told WTOP news partner NBC four it was amazing the amount of people we got to do it and I think it really brought awareness to Damascus help that some of us might not have known about in our community the loop is about a mile and a half long and people set up tents to stand by and cheer on the walkers some local teams signed up for overnight shifts an organizer is made sure that social distancing was maintained Walker Karen what COSC there are people that I don't know their names sign up to walk and we're very very grateful for that our Vonk WTOP news it's eight forty three now in Washington a Montgomery County I should say for many of you life is unrecognizable you may be out of work but the bills are still coming in and you have to figure out a way to stay afloat here's something to think about big companies want to stay afloat too they want to get paid so Veronica Dagher says they're often willing to help take credit card companies ask if it's possible to skip this month's payment without interest being added and when it comes to loans the Wall Street journal reporter says banks will consider deferred payment wave late fees loan extensions are all from the responses they have due to the corona virus but remember deferments add up quickly so try avoiding a dreaded balloon payment by trying to even out those payments when they do start becoming here again that will help you in a room with a lot of stress and when you do negotiate plain nice it may put the odds in your favor Hilary Howard WTOP news check sports coming up next here on W. T. okay just get traffic.
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Degrees in Damascus right now thirty four in Gainesville is thirty five here in fresh bites great thank you bad and it's a five fifty one miles in cyber security experts say there are still unanswered questions from an investigation that was commissioned by Jeff Bezos the concluded the billionaire cell phone was hacked apparently happened after he received a video file with malicious spy ware from the what's at the count of Saudi Arabia's crown prince the experts say that the evidence in the privately commission report does not show with certainty that Basil's this phone was actually hacked much less how it was compromised or what kind of malware was used report on the investigation which was managed by the F. T. I. consulting and oversee and by a former head of the F. B. I. cyber division was made public yesterday sopranos actress Annabel us your confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand in the disgraced movie moguls rape trial testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss over powered and raped her and eight other crude overtures in the mid nineteen nineties the fifty nine year old actress became the first of wine stains accusers to testify at his trial W. CBS's Marla diamond reports winds dean's lawyers sought to sow doubts about yours story wine stains lawyers ended their cross examination of Annabella ski or by showing a clip from a nineteen ninety seven interview with David Letterman the actress told him I've been caught lying a lot in the past few years ski or a chuckle that video but said she would never lie about something as serious as sexual assault once dean is not a charged with attacking Senora whose accusations date back too far to be prosecuted instead she testified as one of four additional accusers prosecutors intend to put on the stand to show that the powerful Hollywood producer had a habit of praying on women if you're the type to make a new year's resolution one may have been to lose weight but if you've been struggling to drop a couple of pounds maybe it's time to examine your diet and cut back on sugar Dr Arthur agates then the author of the South Beach diet says that sugar addiction contributes not only to obesity diabetes and heart disease our primers arthritis joint pain so much of our chronic disease is to do the same because of too much sugar and processed carbohydrates so if you're going out to do this we can consider skipping the bread fried foods ice cream and instead think about opting for a kid friendly dish like salmon short the salmon is not cooked in vegetable oils that will help you to do better physically and mentally I'm Christiane to be shipping news a lot of Americans are still having trouble kicking the smoking habit a new government report says thirty four new in Americans still smoke but seventy percent of them want to quit Surgeon General Jerome madam says there are benefits to quitting at any age I didn't even know until this report came out that you could add as much as ten years a decade your life expectancy by quitting smoking the report also says there's not enough evidence to show that E. cigarettes help people quit using tobacco Pam Coulter CBS news Washington Hey Harry potter in hulk welcome your new neighbors Mario and Pokemon a fourth park at universal Orlando is being created based on the characters from Nintendo now this new theme park is set for a twenty twenty three opening is part of a larger expansion at universal Orlando that will double the size of that resort where than fourteen thousand workers are being hired on top of universal's existing twenty five thousand person labor force in Orlando coming up in money news a former Wells Fargo CEO is fine to millions in a sales scandal it's five fifty four plantar fasciitis.
"damascus" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A huge number and growing of these IP TV services. That are cheap. But they're really reselling stolen signals. And they're mostly offshore. And they're very hard to track down. And frankly, this is just the surface of a huge amount of. I wanna say NFL immoral and illegal things that are being done on the internet. The internet really makes it easy. And if somebody comes along, and and sues one of these companies, they disappear into the forest there offshore anyway and start another one under a different name five minutes later because it's that easy. One of the things we we were very excited about with the internet when it first came around, and I was one of the early users. And I remember we were also excited as because it made it possible to do we call it friction free ecommerce easy to sit from you know, in in the comfort of your own home and buy stuff have it shipped to you. Eight eliminated all the friction of you know, going to a store. But it's also an eliminating that friction eliminated. A lot of things that you know, if you have a storefront, it's a lot harder disappear into the smoke into the trees and reconstitute somewhere else. But on the internet trivial easy. And unfortunately, you know, even though companies I see. Somebody sent me a link to dish from a year ago suing a couple of these IT IPTV services. You don't see a lot of stories like that. Because it's so hard for them do and it's mostly fruitless because if somebody is offshore doing this. You have to sue them where they're doing business. You know, the best thing you can do go to the credit card companies and say, please block these guys. And and the and the credit card companies will often will do that. But then they just reconstituted another name start selling again. The real problem. I have is that it makes it more difficult for the legitimate versions of these like YouTube TV, I guess because that's YouTube. That's where Sony's PlayStation, VUE Sony. You know, it's okay. There's a one people really like called Pluto TV. That's legit. The the acid test of this is. Are you getting something that you really should be paying for are you getting for nothing or very little that's really the acid test. You know, you know, if this is too good to be true. And if and if it is then somebody's getting ripped off. Pluto TV's actually owned by Viacom, so one of the big TV companies. So I think he probably can assume that it's doing okay, it's legit. I'd say I don't know what the answer is. Except that. I would I think we all have to kind of think about what kind of world we want to be in and what kind of world we want to create for our kids and. Don't we want to do the right thing? Let's do the right thing. You know, as best we can if you know, it's wrong if you know. Yeah, you're not gonna get caught. That's not why you don't do it. You don't do it because it's wrong. Just because it's not the world. We wanna live in. It's a better world for everybody. If people are honest, and you can trust them, and they do the right thing. It's just better for everybody. It's hard sometimes. But it's the right thing to do. That's I guess that's my little. Preach for the day on the east Fort Myers, Florida. Hello ani's. Leo laporte. The guy. Oh, good way to put your mind name. Okay. I tried. Anna nice. What kind what kind of name is that Spanish? Now, so lax. Damascus, damascus? Wow. I like it. He was he was the first man to meet with. Paul was on the road to Damascus. So it's a biblical name. I'll be darned. So that just shows my ignorance, and I apologize. Right. Damascus? He and his wife severa who could forget nice people. So what can I do for you? Okay. I. Morals. It's always a personal question. Doc matters. Yeah, I agree. And I think people think well, I'm not going to get caught. Nobody's gonna know. So what's what's the harm of it? In fact, I I just read a post from somebody said, I feel like a schmuck because my, you know, my buddies been using this for years pay nothing, and I've been paying one hundred bucks a month of the cable company. What an idiot. I am. Future rewards. That's what it's about. Well, yeah. If you're certainly that's one reason to do it. I think just do it because it's the right thing. But you're right. Yeah. Just think about karma heaven, whatever it is. That helps you do the right thing to do it. And and thanks for by the way, restoring Saul site. That was a nice thing to do. Okay. An-any NIS. What can I? There's a little bit of a tail. About others gone back to the late nineties when I lived up north. The local computer shops had their shelves. Does theresa. Old equipment and. I was a frequent customer there and in the back room. They had a a stack of apple watch was wow. Mid nineties. Yeah. He didn't know what to do with some. They didn't use them. They weren't hooked up twenty cents. And they gave them to me. Oh, what a nice gift. I have no idea. I wouldn't I've never been an apple guy on the I don't subscribe to apple economics. Yeah. You got a good deal though. On those those are pretty cheap. Yeah. So. Well, if you go to every MAC dot com, which is a kind of a non-commercial site. It's really it's really a very useful site where it has a complete guide to every MAC ever made. You can you can look up those Quadras, and you could actually look it up by model number. So you can know exactly what you've got those Quadros are so old and are running. Unfortunately, the big Gulf is that they're running power PC chips. So they are not compatible with any modern software at all, you know, apple about fifteen years ago switched over to Intel chips. So these these computers come from the early nineties, they run PowerPC chips at the time. They were you know, four thousand dollars they were very expensive. But you know, that was the early that was then this is now. You did that guy a favor because you got that hunker chunk of plastic off his hands. I don't know what you could do with them. They don't have you. What do you know, what model number there? So there are there's a Quadra six oh five all the way up to the nine fifty. And if you knew the model number I could give you some specs. Let's let's say a Quadra six fifty. Processor speed remember modern processors run between about two to four gigahertz. This runs at thirty three megahertz. So it's a thousand times slower, and it's a sixty eight thousand forty the power PC chip. That's actually a Motorola chip. So. So let's see the system. Bus speed. Also, thirty three megahertz. Here's the good news. They came with as much as eight megabytes of ram typical machine. Today has again a thousand times more they had they were really good at the time. I remember they had really great video cards often had a graphics processing cards, but. Yeah. The latest version of MAC OS, you can run on their system seven system seven that. You can't even get that anymore. Are they are they any good for? Today. You couldn't really put anything on there that you know, you couldn't put the Lennox on. I guess wouldn't run very usefully. I think really unless you, you know, you might put them on EBay, go check EBay and see because there are there are people like my crazy engineer, Alex who loves old max. And if they're in pretty good shape, you might be able to sell it for fifty bucks. Let's see here's a quarter nine fifty eight hundred seventy five dollars on EBay. Not bad. Yeah. Six hundred fifty dollars vintage working, so yeah, I guess there's an enthusiast market. That's what you do EBay as your friend. Show today brought to you by all look I got all these computers logging that for free the guy who gave them to us going. Oh, thank goodness. I got rid of those did not want to keep them in my closet anymore. Our showed they brought to you by remote PC. I don't even say promote PC, a work on these it works out pretty much anything MAC PC even mobile devices, you can access your computer work from a mobile device as long as you have access to the internet remote..
"damascus" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"And. Well, what except? Accuracy meter, as drives me crazy. But yeah, there was one exception. Anyway. I was alone on a bus basically, a kid going from Beirut to Damascus Syria sitting next to a guy starts talking to me. Pretty good English. Where are you from? Where are you from the turns out, he's from Iraq? So. As is my wont. I asked people questions, and I asked him this. If you could summarize Iraq. Or Iraqis in one sentence. How would you do it? And he said easy Iraqis are the most barbaric people in the world. And it was a little. Disorienting sit next to a man who felt he was a member of the multiple Barrick people on earth. I don't know if he's right. But I read this article in the New Yorker. I have to save a man's idea came back to mind rebate price. Joe's. The closed circle. You'll see violence and barbarity permeate the Arab world anti-arab. It's anti-arab to deny it. You don't help people by saying, you don't have cancer. So spare me the the leftist belief that all societies are identical. Morally identical. There are terrific era. People. Given. That's right. Yeah. The Saudi Arabian on the guy couldn't get over America. Right. It's funny. I sent them an Email. I hope I got the right Email. We can get a response. But the Arab world is has a lot of violence is okay. In large swath of Lebanon is ruled by despicable terror group financed by Iran has below. Come us rules in in Gaza terrorists of the national heroes of the Palestinian people. Iraq. I don't have to tell you more about Syria. I don't have to tell you more about. So it's so when I read about any suicide the corruption remember in Africa, which country was it. It was west Africa. Where the driver said to us watch this. Checkpoint police in the middle of the city policeman stops him driver gives money removes the barrier. Is the left ignorant of the rest of the world. Oh, but we should be like Norway. I mean, this is this is the thing, right? We should be like Norway has all of its money to make it make society a welfare state from oil in the in the North Sea. Boy. James Anderson, South Carolina, high James good afternoon. Dennis. Thank you, sir. I heard Ted Cruz on has entered a Bill please trying to put through that says about the way to pay for the border wall would be to confiscate all the illegal funds con made by L Chapo and his band the cartel. And it's close to it like almost fifteen billion dollars. He said that would more than a wall. You'd have a lotta I don't understand. How would we get that money? You would get the money from El Chapo is in the United States under not court right now, he's being charged with all these criminal problems that he caused the deaths of all these people with Nolan drugs, and they just confiscate like when you raise somebody's house, and you get all their property for a drug conviction. It's yours. It's the government. Right. But if it's illegal if it's illegal gains now, we could have had the money already. But then he's trying to get it done legally. So if he could do it league, right? I know. But why didn't we do it legally until now I would I'm going to read up on it, at least at least aware of it. Okay. I want to tell you about something that. Many. In fact, be important in your health. Looked people have to lose weight. I am among them. I worked very hard on it. And. For people who need a way to. What would be the word limit their appetite? Yes. That's key. Because calories are key. There's a natural way. It's called reviews zone. It's got a single ingredient the naturally occurs in the body. It's FDA accepted. Okay. So all of these things and speaking to a doctor who was who was involved in this convinced me to. To advertise..
"damascus" Discussed on Creators Collective
"You might find a setting called portrait mode where you'll take the picture digitally at. It's the background or tries to figure out what's background with real in been happy with the one. I have it's it's fairly decent. But still not as good as when I pull up my my Panasonic looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with. But we do have a joke of the week to have two of them. So I'll do the first one. And we'll I think you've put in the second one you do that. I wanted to make sure. You're your. That one. Was talking with my daughter the other day. And I said, you know, I really don't trust those trees, and she looked at me and said why not I said, we'll just seem a little shady. Don't. Pretty good. This is Jeff graph in the live chat. The I think I think if we if we had a trophy to hand out for like most jokes contributed it we should make one he's unchallenged as Astor. He's the king. Trophy yet. All Jack to make the leg. Lamp again. I wanted to make sure I remembered everything about my time as a lumberjack. So I kept a log nice. I like it was a good one a good one. That's really good. I can't believe this joke. The week thing is still going after doing this podcast for this back in the early days. And the creator of the what is what it used to be craft that now. Cool. But what do we want to being shouldn't before, you know? I had this idea. We should ask. We should ask our our live Chatters who do you who? Should we have on the show? I mean like realistically alive. People living living beings, not you know, in all history. Who'd you guys like who would you guys like us to have as a guest on the show? Do question Zack since have a pretty good relationship. Is there any chance we get Jimmy? I'm sure we could that'd be that'd be good. Yeah. Alix steel night. Yeah. I.
"damascus" Discussed on Creators Collective
"I love Alex, videos, but half the time ignorance is like why not just drill hole rather than hammer a bit through what he's gonna deferred his act on that. Because I have no idea. So there are obviously pros and cons to each if you're working within material drilling much faster, if you're working with thick material punching a hole can be much faster. But the big difference is actually in the amount of material removed punching a hole punching drifting a whole removes far less material than drilling a hole. So like moving seal, right? Yes. So like, for instance, a bottle opener. I have a picture of Mace Graham one I did a few days ago. I don't haven't front of mayor chilly. But so if you. It the way you do that. Is you start out with like you punch a tiny slot? It's like maybe an eight inch wide by a half inch tall or three quarter inch somewhere around there. And then through a series of like drifting, you drift that out to like a little over an and so you end up with an inch hole. But you only lost. Like, I don't know. What's an eighth times you lost less than an eighth of an inch square of material to make. So so your whole is essentially like I don't feel like doing the math. But it's like it's like somewhere in the vicinity of, you know, eight times bigger than the material that you removed whereas in for instance, like say, so you have one in stock that has a one inch hole in it. And you have plenty of material around the outside. You obviously can't drill a one inch hole in one in stock. Otherwise, you're gonna cut your bar in half. So depending on what you're trying to do. It you save material. So that's that's degrees in. Also, if you wanna drill a non circular hole like for a hammer handle. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. Have you ever used a Parana? No. But I've seen them used all the time head one of my last shop, and it was so much fun. They're awesome. Parana is basically a master punch that will slice or punch holes and one we had was capable of punching. It was well we had up to a three inch die. So would punch a three inch die through one inch thick steel. That's insane. Yeah. Their plate in there and punch out a three inch hole. Just with her on us like the one of the big brands, usually it's the iron workers what the.
"damascus" Discussed on Creators Collective
"Thinking or like critical being critical of your work. I guess I think yes. So when I first started in photography, somebody told me somebody that I really looked up to told me that there's always gonna be somebody better than you. And to acknowledge that and always look for inspiration in others. That's not to say that you're never gonna get to, you know, this, you know, the highest echelon of skill but being able to recognize great work and aspire to achieve that and always be inspired. Is is like you said keeps you motivated keeps. You going keeps you, but you know, also focus on your make your stuff as good as you can for your skill set. And. Yeah, yeah. So Jim doctoral asked the live chat. Is there a way to make Damascus today, the famous the original or is that a law start? So this is one of the things that is like this is like the bipartisan political debate of the knife world is less you have people like, oh, I made a Damascus knife or whatever. And then you have like the people in the corner like that's not Damascus Damascus has been a lost art for five thousand years. And like, I think it's splitting hairs like, I think there there is a lot of probably the way they used to do it as different back, then but the nomenclature like everybody knows it is Damascus your Lamond knows it as Damascus nobody gets on Instagram and searches for pattern welded steel knifes like that's not that's not. Hashtag like ever watched that Damascus rant by shining. Beatle beatle. I love the way he summed it up like like, he this guy knows more than me like most people when it comes to making knives. But and I can't eat might be paraphrase it better than me. I'm not very eloquent speaker mytalk at workbench con. Yeah. So green beetle did rants specifically for those people. The starts thousand years where he sums up and uses references from books, and you know, where historical historical references incites them where he he states that Damascus pattern. Welded steel is just a name, and that it was kind of accepted from like eighteen eighteen whatever's as pattern welded steel can be referred to Damascus more specifically in like gun barrels. It's been appropriated whether or not it's different or the same. Like that is the word that people know the thing by if you get when you go into any hobby group or anything is that there are items that name has changed over time in their meeting. Well, like, for instance, drone we think of drone as a four propeller octa copter type thing whereas up until four or five years ago. Drone was. Specific term to a self guided self flying plane, right? And so it was something that was it controlled it self you weren't controlling well ninety percent of the drones today aren't self guided they may be augmented, but you still control them. Whereas it's no longer referred to as a quad copter and octa copter. It's it's a drone and such. Now the name for it. And you can have a gale time flying them as well. It's still the same thing. That's changed where it's chain change things, you know, like in social media world. I mean, if I if I if I were tech if I followed the, you know, the other camps mentality of like, well, technically, it's not real Damascus. Then nobody would ever see my post because nobody's like I said nobody's going to get on Instagram type in like, oh, I wanna see a pattern welded steel pattern. Welded steel knife. People don't search for that they search for Damascus. So whether or not it's I don't care. Either way..
"damascus" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Specifically era of plumbing Powell, but Mamie people including Jeff plump surprise surprise blame conditions on the base. Instead. In plums words, quote, it wasn't uncommon for that to happen. Wasn't for everything. That worked in those silos. This is the voice I imagined him. Having every worked in asylums, I know dropped a wrench or tool at some point in his career every and if And they. if they can tell you that they're lying because there was no way to get around that it just happened. That one went the wrong way. So down. And he just got fucked on grabbing put put did those clumsy carpenters also universally then not tell anybody that they'd punctured tanks full Rockville because I think he's missing the point of the air. So after Damascus employees were required to tide tools themselves while working and plumbing Powell where they solve this with string. With straight had a higher strain budget. And of course, Plum and Powell were discharged, but not you know from cannon so ending. We did not fire these men from a cannon he life? You had to summarize what you've learned in one sentence. What would it be an unseen benefit of disarming our nuclear arsenal. Is that the bottom ten percent of your high school class will no longer charge of its safety and maintenance? All right. He likes to if everybody check your notes did Noah tell you that you're ready for the quiz. Okay. Stop directly committing liable. When we go to England label yogurt in a while ago. Okay. Yeah. No. I won't tricks easel into wearing friendship bracelets. Yes. I am ready for. All right. Eli which of the following this whole thing was a false flag operation Brett cavenaugh is a great, man. And I would like to see the rest of my time to Lindsey Graham. So he can reenact the angry warden seen from cool hand. Graham, you sound like that. Big fan big fan of. Like every mechanic shop at tiny terrible. Greasy fucking radio with one working speaker playing in the background when this incident. What was the song that was on a drop it like? You light up my life. C hoops. I did it. We didn't start the fire. Well, this is plumbing power talking about. So I'm gonna go with secret answer, e oops. I didn't do it. Something happened. Okay. I did. You're correct. Yeah. All right. So obviously these kids were to blame for this. Terrible accident we should totally trust teenagers to work with delicate and potentially world ending equipment. What other jobs should we entrust teenagers? Hey, he did a liberty driver be level four biosafety containment, sue quality control c nuclear missile repair. Technician. D why the fuck is see real why is that? Okay. I'm leaning towards D. But I'm actually going to go with a because people outside of Arkansas could be affected by cold teenager true. All right. That's fair. True. All right. So final question for you. How do I know you didn't really read the Wikipedia article about this event? Hurtful a it directly contradicts. At least one of the facts you presented in the essay be there's no way you encountered the word hyperbolic and then kept. See the article points out to the explosion was likely caused by an arc from an exhaust fan that the response team was sent back into the silo to turn on by their superiors. And that was way too juicy for you not to have mentioned or D because of the way you spell the Arkansas through your. E none of the above because I did read the article or okay, I had an attaboy behind the poor. A lot. So much reading it. Oh, man. No. Now. That's that's obviously wrong. Noah wins your. All right. I'm gonna go with somebody a little more meticulous. Next time. I think next week's SAS should be heath. Nice finding about what he's jerking off to next week. It's exciting. I'm not even going to say what it is. But it's something it's something well for Noah heath, N C. So I'm Tom thanking you hang out with us today. We'll be back next week. And by then heath, we'll be an expert on something else between now. And then you can listen to see some I over cognitive dissonance that if you have a part time jobs worth of free time out heath, Noah and ally over the scathing, atheists kept credit and got off movies. And
"damascus" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"Seven years because then someone's you can characterize it as a conflict there's both a civil war a conflict within rebel groups but also proxy will you can also dumb change think about from the different regional dimensions of course what are the most important ways that we need to be thinking about this conflict and understanding it so i'll do my best i mean it began as a peaceful protests largely in beginning damascus than endure are leaving to homes and spring to aleppo and then it quickly became a a national conflict those peaceful protests they continued but the that was added sectarian element as we discussed then you have to map on the foreign powers that began to to grow their own molin syria you always had a big role for hezbollah and iran in syria iran and hezbollah increased military involvement to support a sad who in the early years of the conflict was not doing very well against these rebels who are growing more and more powerful then you had an you still have gulf states who supported many of the rebel groups these groups have waxed waxed and waned over i the last seven years and then of course in thirteen fourteen and fifteen you had the growth of to terrorist groups to main terrorist groups isis and java tell nisar isis since having been largely defeated so that's one part of it and then i think that that the major decisive moment in the conflict i would say was in september two thousand fifteen when russia who had always been supportive of bashar alassad decided to intervene military.
"damascus" Discussed on The 45th
"Totally i can't believe this because of the chaos of this entire day that it totally my mind that we actually bombs we actually had some military strikes weekend yeah syria yeah i literally was i just i can't believe i forgot about that i feel horrible but but like like that's that's what's distraction from all this and it didn't work all it was accepting died because of it we'll talk a little bit about what happened so over the weekend i think it was a friday or saturday when the us and actually it wasn't a unilateral strike it was united states and france together struck targets in syria i think mostly in and around damascus there was a lot of footage of it it was kind of terrifying watching it and apparently there were three targets particular that us focused on and it seems that trump actually wanted a much more robust military action than just those limited strikes but he was talked off the ledge by madison others and he then tweeted out his mission accomplished i mean literally he said mission accomplished tweet thing it was a perfectly executed strike and you know mission accomplished the mission the mission was what's exactly what's the mission this in response to the chemical attacks of the week earlier by sharda on duma and i think about three or four dozen folks syrians dying from this chemical attacks so if basically the red line is like and nikki haley said well you know wanna president draws road line he enforces the red line meaning no chemical tax if this guy stops using chemical weapons he's going to kill them more conventional ways but there's a no strategy here and that the frustration i do think it's important to hold war crimes people committing war crimes accountable the sentimental i don't know if it's gonna make any difference in the long run though there's a strategy that's the problem had strikes whatever not even really a partisan thing there's a lot of support and all sides for this that when someone commits human rights abuses around syria you have to respond the terry force and then the way of doing that is limited strikes.
"damascus" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Three areas in particular to the north to the east on the songs of damascus and indeed one trusted source has told me that this is the largest ever series of air strikes on damascus those three targets are a research center cold jum riot which is north of damascus it stolt that it is a place where chemical weapons unknown conventional weapons on missiles are developed on indeed it was hit by the israeli air force earlier this year on on at least one other occasion a second target east of damascus is the demand for airbase now why that's significant is it's thought that that was the airbase from which the helicopters took off last weekend to drop those chemical weapons on the suburb of damascus on duma on the third significant target and again this is backed up but what i'm seeing on social media some people posting videos some people posting audio of syrian air defenses engaging incoming missiles the third site is an airbase size of damascus cold mazza it's used by charlotte assads elite republican guards so president trump talked about precision airstrikes it would seem from what we're hearing from trusted sources in damascus that those are indeed precision strikes own significant chemical weapons facilities and on air bases but of course rachel one question is how long these strikes will last would seem that there are waves of airstrikes we've had a but nearly an hour of airstrikes one was reported just about five minutes ago but you know in the long term this doesn't really change the calculus on over the course of the war after these airstrikes president assad will still be empower the war will be as complicated obviously if not more complicated than it was so for president trump the question is you know air strikes do not mean do not equal a strategy so what comes next will follow through with what he hinted a while back that he would pull those two thousand us troops out of eastern syria or is he here for the medium or the long hole that is the strategic question that must follow tonight's tactical airstrikes rachel.
"damascus" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"I what i'm saying is the idea that he is in irrational actor that he does crazy things and chops off people's heads and you know since their bodies home and just for the sake of doing it that he's some crazy lunatic is is a falsehood he's a rational actor and that doesn't make any sense for him to launch these types of chemical weapons on his own people when he's when he's on the crisp of winning the war it makes no sense if it was a last ditch effort before they finally overran damascus and they finally took over as threw him out of power and he ended up dead being dragged through the streets then i could see maybe raining down a little bit of chemical weapons if you've got them but there's none of that no evidence of it at all and i said it was stupid at the time now we find out that apparently right on the heels because review remember back to the show that we did a couple of days ago i talked about russia meeting with turkey and iran now why were they meet him they were meeting to discuss the future of syria what was going to happen how do we create a stable syria how do we create some humanitarian aid essentially what they're doing is they're getting together to figure out how do we form an alliance to control that portion of the middle east and they're going to do it by supporting assad and helping them get the the final remnants of the rebels out of that country now we find out right after that happened that amazes another chemical weapons attack that assad supposedly dropped weapons on some some little city that was controlled by rebels now you i don't care i don't wanna be some conspiracy theorists here but you have to admit there is it's a little shady knowing what we know about our own government knowing how they lied to us repeatedly about assad use of chemical weapons the fact that they've been so definitive about it over the years and talking about it so that they could launch their political campaign their their military campaigns you ought to take with a grain of salt i would be shocked absolutely shocked if assad actua.
"damascus" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Assistance based in damascus what the un is doing is that were present in collective shelters where people from east kuta who have been evacuated are going to be duero her jelly an address shelter and men women and children some of them are quite sick and need medical care so they're being sent to hospitals in the damascus area and at the same time health services are being provided to them through mobile clinics and children are being accented in are they really really dire situation for still assessing and we're still trying to provide assistance and some of those supplies are actually being sent unloaded today and should be arriving in the coming hours of so they need everything like food on the need mattresses they need blankets and most of the people that are team had a chance to speak to you said that people were suffering from one or two medical conditions in most people were traumatized in there were reports of air strikes yesterday so our people also fleeing under fire from our understanding and the reports that were getting on the fighting is continuing to hinder people from being able to safely leave and in addition to that we've also received disturbing reports that nonstate armed groups are preventing people from leaving you mean the rebel groups who are still based in eastern newt area yes this is what we've been hearing they thought that more people would have exited though is just the sort window for them to go out people were afraid that they would be shot up an also they reported saying that some of the routes that were mind but of course you know there's also the issue that this is their home bohol are the efforts to get convoys into gutai to help the people who are they're stuck there or want to stay there but that's still very much needed so we were in duma recently in order to deliver more food assistance on actually our target was for somebody thousand people in need even though we've been to do three times the last couple of days we still haven't managed to deliver the full amount of.
"damascus" Discussed on Radio Diaries
"Well john mozer was at the little rock air force base waiting for everything around him to be swept off the earth by nuclear explosion alan childers was back at the damascus missile site the it's so hard to describe an explosionlike that the only thing you see is is huge adding nighttime turned into day it was unbelievable because it was so bright all of a sudden and i literally turned to one of the guys and i was i was feeling my chest my said it couldn't be a nuclear explosion because we're still here and that's that's what donna me we were still there man oh my gosh i was standing at the fence that i was facing the silo when it exploded again greg devlin one of the guys on the first team to go back and and who is watching as the second team more it was just a bang the loud sound and the concussion of win it was just is like playing it was like being in front of i am a picture self as nothing there but you just got hit by amac truck all of a sudden rock started falling it was like rain falling it was all this gravel from the complex and metal started falling abbas sky and everybody started a run the the chunks of concrete that were landing everywhere whereas i mean everywhere whereas biggest coffee tables the real big losers biggest pickup trucks and school buses and stuff like that those were everywhere you can hear hit the ground around me is like boom boom boom.
"damascus" Discussed on Start the Week
"Say very different things and for example i've been hoping be moscow moved yet to bring in scholars from cambridge from juba ingram because they're looking to the west because quite frankly they understand the the russian situation educationally arm and religiously is pretty defunct and the middleeast has got much to offer so i would i would emphasize the clash between official retore okay and people creating meaning on the ground let me come back to tajikistan ochre and and russian islam i am i right in saying for instance that sufi islam is much more prominent than it would be most middle east absolutely not i mean in damascus thursday this many sufi brotherhoods in egypt as many sufi brotherhoods sufism is widespread through our out the islamic world and not jitney prominent artist on the the sufi brotherhoods were pretty march are crushed under the soviets again on hit what mostra saying there are different m periods of religious prosecution but to be honest by the '60s the sufi brotherhoods being crushed now um is this idea of tradition so let me just take tradition and eurasians eurasian isn't funny enough for muslims is a positive thing because it's an alternative to slava villas it basically says the russian identity should be broadened enough to encompass buddhist bory outs muslim tartars and slavic russians so from the point of view of a minority you racism is not such a jingoistic thing and we should point out the tankan temps hazard joe griffey tata's donnees the heart of russia which is not as it if territory to one side yoto thurston is is lecture tubes and muslim bitos tom i mean the muslim population bleeds out into the whole of the volga region ugo inner cities like samara surat's author of rostovonthedon eccentrics at a deep there are a significant it's also populations um so people you asked about sufism arm which again is a bit of a dichotomy people generally look at sufism think it's right fluffy a nice and so on and so forth burt luna dancing and lots of dancing and backpack.
"damascus" Discussed on Revisionist History
"Was also translated and ran a newspapers around the world culpa channels case officer put a copy of the greek version on his wall and when the case officer was asked why i'm told he said i i do this because it is a reminder to all of us in this division about the consequences of breaking faith with your asset one of the most famous of all new testament stories is what happened to solve tarsus on the road to damascus seoul was a strong opponent of the early christian church he persecuted the early christians the bible says beyond measure he stood by and watched as one of the earliest of jesus followers steven was stoned to death and then one day on the road to damascus seoul had a vision of the resurrected jesus and converted to christianity saul became paul cornerstone of the early christian church saw was allowed to become paul that's the point of the story of paul's a penny he had been the sworn enemy of the early church and then he said that he had changed his mind that he regretted his previous acts and he was forgiven that idea that we are allowed to transform ourselves has been central to our culture ever since the man we've been calling out chino was a sworn enemy of the west he helped plant bombs in western europe the killed and injured innocent people and then he hadn't he walked into an american embassy he said i don't want money i just want to atone for the evil that i have done but an opportunist case we did not allow him to transform himself the cia went to congress and the department of justice to confess they had hired an x terrorist with a terrible past even though he was the next terrorist who only came to us because he had repudiated his terrible past.