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"dan sunlight" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take a broader. Look at the issues. That's what I'm doing each week. My My podcast. Why is this happening? Were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is climate change will be to the twentieth century. What modernity was the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. Everything you care about in the world will be affected by climate and digging deep with guests uniquely qualified to analyze issues from mass incarceration to race relations as you know for the first time in our history at the national level whites are on the verge of losing their majority status in twenty years. And I think it's no coincidence that our politics are getting more tribal. Join me for. Why is this happening? New episodes every Tuesday. Wherever you get your podcasts well I think that's an essential part of this narrative that a lot of folks certainly in republican circles? Talk about an rather hush toes because of course you know the president is the is the grand master planner here after all this strategy. What you're seeing history He didn't WanNa war room during the house impeachment trial he didn't he did not want to set up the internal structure that would reinforced messaging. That would actually design a message and then reinforce it to the public so what happened was particularly with Nancy Pelosi decided you know what I'm just GonNa sit on. These articles will just put them over here on the table for a little bit it through the whole game to another level and it allowed a number of things the happened despite the gnashing of teeth around it that strategy actually proved to be smart because it solidified the interest and the desire among Americans to want to know more and hear more particularly boy information was coming out without a counter. Narrative of outside of this is a hoax put forward by the president. There was no effort really to put in place which you would need to have going into this trial next week. And that's why they're sitting at the White House right right now. Do we go to Davos. Do we stay here. What do we say? What do we do? Because there's no internal structure. This is the president strategy from the Gut and the politics pizza. This does not necessarily work well with him. Particularly with the revelations from Parma of another's well the revelations Heidi Priscilla I I just wonder how this impacts this whole issue about witnesses and I don't know how some of these Republican senators could not want to hear here from witnesses when every day. There's incredible news backing up. This story about Susan Collins Collins is now talking about wanting to hear witnesses. Probably Martha mcsally embarrassed herself yesterday and people are trying to raise money by attacking the reporter. Who really is down the middle and has been attacked by Democrats at the bottom line is it appears and who knows which way it could go? We have to keep an open mind but this information coming out whether we hear it from witnesses in the trial or whether it comes out in a different form how do these senators offers not want to hear testimony. You know I was trying to speak with some of these senators and calling around to their offices yesterday and I was instructed a to look at a video that was tweeted out by Lamar Alexander. You mentioned him earlier. Retiring senator. Who has great bipartisan respect? And and who is taking a very close. Look at this himself. He said he's potentially open to witnesses. You mentioned how the president was tweeting. I'm just looking at the president's twitter feed not once but twice. Maybe even suggesting that he might get a gold medal to a Tennessee. A service member. This is the group that we should be watching perpaps even more so than these vulnerable. Republicans Mika Joe and some of the dynamics in the chamber. I think we're really instructive yesterday about who they're targeting. In yesterday I was sitting up watching. This was all taking place as the articles were read and the senators took their oaths. And what you saw was two groups oops really I it was Senator Murkowski and Senator Collins. Who after everyone dispersed senator McConnell's floor managers made a beeline for them and we're consulting with them? And then you saw Senator Mitch McConnell Talking Up Pat Roberts. That's a name that you haven't really heard very much about but this is again fitting into that group of retiring. Gop Senators who are truly unlike. Somebody's house members. Who voted against all of of this really may be instructive here because they are leaving Congress? They're not they're actually are retiring and I think that they are going to be watching all of this very very closely and there's a lot to happen yet over the next two weeks yesterday. They were saying they hadn't actually read the lead partners materials where they're going to have several days look over that now come back and think about it and even if these vulnerable Republicans don't vote for witnesses because they're worried about their primaries those retiring. Pelicans have a a lot to think about right. Now and David Ignatius You know we've now and Pat Roberts and Lamar Alexander. Both of us for a long time. And they come to the end of their career. I think Mitch McConnell would be concerned that these gentlemen would vote their conscience. Yes and not just blindly follow Donald Trump and would vote to have a fair open hearing and trial and get this. It's new evidence that's coming in. That's comment since the house impeached. I don't I don't know what the motivation for. Either Pat Roberts or Lamar more. Alexandra would be have at the end of their Senate career. A line about them blindly following an impeached president and and basically sacrificing their dignity and their integrity to suppress press evidence suppress the truth when seven out of ten Americans want an open and fair trial and want to hear from these new witnesses as we've discussed often joe trump's insurgency in the Republican Party is burning the house down dependent on the fear. Republicans who didn't defend their party didn't defend its values essentially of flags. But as you say someone who's retiring from the Senate who's thinking about about his legacy we're legacy is in a different place The fear factor doesn't work in the same way. And what I I fell yesterday at a but many viewers did watching what we could of these proceedings is this is real. It's really happening for weeks and weeks. Trump strategy was to pretend it wasn't happening just dismiss it's near by a hoax over and over again but in that swearing under the chief justice in the in the traditional solemn words and actions. You knew something real and lasting was happening. And I'm sure that got through the Senator Roberts and Lamar Alexander's but but more to the country that will really gonNa Watch this carefully down the Senate and we'll we'll do itself harm if it doesn't take this seriously because it just entered a new phase. We're not we're not talking about it anymore. It's happening happening. And I think people do see themselves especially in light of history and that light just got real bright as of yet continue any until Ted and these two gentlemen and other members of the Senate or not going to want to be associated for the rest of their lives and then in history. History with Lindsey Graham a guy who so desperate to avoid a primary challenge said he's completely changed his viewpoints and we all know why he's done it. And we all know why Lindsey saying he doesn't want a fair trial he's not going to provide a fair trial. Why Mitch McConnell saying he doesn't want a fair trial he's not going to provide a a fair trial? History is going to treat these politicians very badly. And if you're retiring you can actually you have the luxury three or if you're Mitt Romney you have the luxury of saying. Hey I'm going to do what's right. And the American people want to hear all the evidence they want to know what really went down in what John Bolton called this drug deal so I'm GonNa vote for transparency. I'm going to vote to let the the Light Dan. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Let's let Sunlight A. B. Play a major role in this impeachment. Peach Mint Trial David. One other thing we were we were hearing that. The White House is considering Hans told us the White House is considering sending Donald Trump trump abroad to Davos. So he'll look above it all but whether you talk about Donald Trump at Helsinki or donald trump at some of his g seven meetings. Or we're at some of the NATO summits. Donald Trump going abroad is not always good for his brand. In fact more often than not he embarrasses himself. I heard some politically in my memory. His foreign trips have not been as finest hours. He gets peeved at people off. You'll be surpass pushy. Get in fights that are unnecessary. I mean even if it goes off great. What does he get out of it? He's he's surrounded rounded by the world's business elite at Davos. That's not exactly. The brand new wants for twenty twenty I guess he does get to look presidential residencial. That didn't really work for Richard Nixon. I was his strategy in the early days of the Watergate scandal and try to surround himself with Kissinger Kissinger and others and be the foreign policy president and and the seriousness of the case began to overwhelm these efforts and stage managing. We'll see if that begins to happen Next week when the trial begins begins in earnest. So name on. The evidence is is put forward. Senators have to just listen to it. They don't get it just makes speeches and they don't even get to record it. They have to sit there. They can't look at their phones. They sit there and listen. And we'll see you know after a few days that how that feels for the Senate Jonathan as we talk about these Republican senators. Lamar Alexander did say this week we have a constitutional duty to giving a fair trial l.. And if that means looking at new evidence should look at new evidence he said that could mean documents that could mean witnesses. It could mean new testimony in other words. He's open to hearing that on the other side of that. Is Joe Reference. You had Senator Martha mcsally yesterday of Arizona being asked very straightforward question about whether she'd be open to hearing new evidence and she said the reporter was a liberal roll hack and she wouldn't talk to him and then went out and raise money on that it seems to me. The White House is counting on there. Being more Martha Sally's still in the Republican Party than there are Lamar Alexander's who are at least open to the possibility of hearing from John Bolton or hearing from your end to this point the White House has been correct in that assumption there were Republicans Republicans who are willing to just take the president side and and care less about the institutions and that's one of the running themes of the trump administration is how he is damaged denigrated a lot of the real institutions in Washington Washington..
"dan sunlight" Discussed on The Ultimate Health Podcast
"Discount and now back to our chat with summer summer I wanNA talk about an observation exercise. You talk about in your book and this is a mindfulness practice that I really liked and and when we go on walks were picking out a plant in our neighborhood and observing it and observing his changes over time. So can you take us through what we do there. This is as part of what I call active observation book. The books core seem is about how plants create the community that they want to live in. And so can we and the way that we could really be good to ourselves in our community in the world environment through the lens of plants. There's a lot to learn. An active observation is one of those things things where studying as an environment scientists and going out as a naturalist like you go out and you observe plants. You don't always necessarily have a field guide on you and you don't always know what that plant is and you can't google it but you WanNa know and so you start to observe its qualities and you say oh. Hey will why is it modeled golden speckled the way that it is and why is it growing up the tree and not on the ground does have clinger class spurs and leafier on one side and not the other. What color is it? So Oh all of these. Things are just starting to observe this plant and starring to understand its nuances and the benefit of this is is many things but one of the benefits is that you start to create stories about this plant develop a little bit more of a relationship with it so you're actually actually pulling yourself out of the cacophony that might actually be happening on the outside of you. which if you're in the city there's probably much if you're in the country maybe a little less but you you are pulling yourself into the story of this plant and observing it and creating these theories about why it is the way that it is and even if of your series are wrong? It almost doesn't matter because that's not the real benefit the real benefit is that your cogs are turning in that kind of direction or developing this relationship with this plant. You're starting to become come interested in this plant. And maybe even care for this plant and I think these are the types of skills soft skills that we don't often talk about when let me start to bring plants into our environment like in her home. The I think actually makes us arguably really superior plant people but also just superior people in general general in the sense that you're starting to develop this kind of observational prowess with another living being. And I think it's really important how this can mere how people can also live. You know if you're GONNA put this much effort into caring for your plants soil quality the water quality which actually want to get into and Dan sunlight exposure. These are things we need to be doing for ourselves. As well we need to get out and sunshine. We need to find ways that make thrive. So there's a really nice symbolic relationship relationship there. That can really Mir people's own health routine so I really liked that pretty talk about that before Susan mentioned water-quality we didn't really touch upon that we talked about how much approach what about water quality for some people living in a city. And I know you're in Brooklyn and people who are in in New York or people who are in other city dwellings might might feel that their water quality is very poor or they've tried different sources and some plans have thrived and some have died. So how important is this. And what should we look for. Yeah I mean it really depends on your plan depends obviously on your water because different water sources have different qualities to them. I mean almost all of our water is unfortunately finally fluorinated and some cases chlorinated in the states and to me is just a tragedy beyond tragedies but a number of plants especially Those in the League I mentioned the prayer plants are extremely extremely sensitive to fluoride chlorine in the water. And sometimes these are things that you can't actually actually extract from even your regular filters on your water so actually have like this really intense filter that takes out a lot of different heavy minerals and metals chlorine and fluorine and everything else. It's actually attached to a hose that I have in my house that I have to water plants within some cases water plants with distilled water so quality. Water is important but for some plants. It's a little less important than again. You just have to know which ones are a little bit more of the sensitive ones in that actually comes through observation again. If you feel like you're doing everything in your power to make a plant happy and all of a sudden you water it and starts to get brown edges around tips or things things like that. Then you might actually start to say. We'll could this actually be my water. You know that is one of the theories that you could actually test even though you don't have the right kind of scientific difficu- equipment in order to be able to do that. It's something that comes with observation and intuition so we definitely have to talk about your pet hand Kipi. You have have this pet chicken in your home which is so amazing and so cool so tell us about this how you acquired her and what this relationship has been like well I ended up inadvertently certainly getting a chicken because I had been at my community garden and there is an oven bird. That actually got caught an inhumane rat trap because one of the folks in the garden took it upon himself to put like these glue traps which are terrible terrible terrible and there are some insects that got caught in the glue trap and and then this poor little oven bird came flying down and got stuck in the glue trap and so I ended up having to take it to a rehabilitation center here in New York City and why was is waiting around for the prognosis on the oven. Bird this little hen KIPI. Her name was corn bread at the time but she jumped on my lap and I was just is like completely smitten and the rehabilitation center is always desperate to get fosters and they are called the wild bird fund and of course chickens is are not wild birds but unfortunately there is an influx of chickens that get put into the rehabilitation centers because around Easter which is around the time. I'm that I got the oven. Bird people like to hatch chickens and bunnies and have them for like an instagram moment with their kids and then and they toss them out unfortunately in schools they always want to incubate things so they incubate birds in kindergarten bio class. And all that other kind of stuff and then again then they don't have any option of what to do with them and they do this every year and then all of a sudden you get this influx of chickens. It's a sad thing because they can't always go to homes uh-huh and so he was probably raised by humans because she was really a people's chicken as it was described to me and she probably wouldn't be able to go. Oh just on a farm because she would have trouble acclimating and they asked me if I wanted to foster her but I had just finished up writing my last spoke sugar detox me and I was on a I was on a book tour and I was like hey. I'm on her for two weeks. I can't I can't take chicken that's crazy. They said. Yeah but after your book tour the end for two weeks I started thinking about her and thinking about her and then I went back and I was like got into my head. Yeah it's of course it's going to be a great idea to foster a chicken in my Brooklyn apartment women it's brought me and woven into the community a lot deeper because as I mentioned I volunteer at the Senior Citizens Service Center. They had a chicken coop. It was a deplorable chicken coop. They had for chickens and I did not WANNA put my chicken in that chicken coop so we ended up raising funds for them building a new chicken coop. We got other foster chickens and and so could be as a part time hen out in the chicken coop. Soy let her out there during the day so she could run around with the other chickens and I come pick her up at night and she spends time with me in the morning and on rainy days because she doesn't like to go outside and on snowy days because she doesn't like to God side but the funny thing is is that she's got such dominant personality that even though she's a part time chicken coop she is the main chicken which anybody who raises chickens. They have A hierarchy in a pecking order which is very important to their social dynamics and so I find it fascinating that Kitty has established herself as the main hen especially really as like the former main hen has gotten older and has stepped down as a lower hen to a certain degree but like some of the other hands like still revere her it's a a strange thing. I'm fascinated by chicken dynamics. What a great story? What is it like having a chicken in your home is the toilet trained? No the the chicken is not completely toilet. Trained in how I want to describe that is I will roll up carpets. But not all of them because there are some that she just likes likes to walk on. But if anything's comfortable in the house namely beds couches she will not defecate there because that is a potential nest place and chickens are smart like that so she will poop and I will have to clean it up on the floor and chickens. I will tell you they poop about thirty times a day and I know oh my chickens bowel movements pretty well and if I'm looking at her I can usually tell when she's about to poop and so it's not something that I would recommend to two people but there was also the after a while I feel like I had no other choice but to take her and I felt like that was my responsibility now so I want to encourage people role that chickens even though I believe that they are such a great pet and if they were potty trainable which I've heard some people are able to potty train their chickens when they're raised closely with the dog or cat and they see where the dog or cat goes. However it's not always a guarantee but I do believe that if they were more potty trainable that they would totally be up there with dogs and cats because as they are intelligent creatures in fact actually appeared science journal came out and looking at? How chickens are on par with social behavior the emotions with some of the higher mammals and birds out there? I believe I mean I feel like I'm a little bit bias but I grew up with chickens as a kid but I never really understood as well as I do now having lived with one for two and a half years so cool and how does she interact with your plants Lance. You know now that I give it some time outside. She's very good with them when I didn't have a coop to put her in. She was reckless us and she would just ravage some of my plant so I had to kind of move them. There are still certain plants that she will just eat moreover if I just leave them on on the ground like my maiden hair. FERNS like she'll just over those but she generally is really good by the time she gets back from the coupe. I mean most of the time. She's pretty sleepy be she wants to chill out. She'll eat her own food sleep on my feet and then she'll want to go and roost. Is it true. She's traveled with you on the subway. Yeah Oh yeah yeah. Yeah how did that GEICO. There's only two options with Kitty. I could either take her with me or I leave her in the coupe but she can't by herself. She has like severe social anxiety if I kind of left her so yes so and if I have to go and travel and she's not in the coup. I have to take her with me yes so she likes to travel on the subway way. She'll travel an uber. She's very good. I have her in a this little bubble that I actually picked her up and because it was like the little finch carrier that brought the oven burden from wild bird she really recognizes her little bubble and she's just a little bit too big for it but she's still kind of like sits sits in it comfortably because she's a smaller hen and she's she's a Rhode Island red but she's like a tiny compared to some hen breeds and she just loves sitting winging the bubble and as she could be crying and crying and crying as soon as they put her in the bubble and like literally rock her. She'll go right to bed. I mean she's just kind.
"dan sunlight" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen
"A lot of people have been asking remember back in back when the harvey weinstein seen firsthand and like the metoo movement was coming out <hes> i remember seeing headlines that were like when we'll video games have it's me too movement and people were just waiting for like p the names to drop often people to be like look this shitty this person did this thing <hes> and it never really seemed to happen despite a few stories and obviously documents around a few stories both about company cultures and individual people who've done pretty horrible things are are said to have done pretty horrible things but this really really feels like something is in the air <hes>. Have you guys seen all this stuff well. It's us fries. I've seen it. I guess i would echo what jason said that people should know that reporting stories like that take time and i'm sure there are people who are wondering when the stories will come but it's really hard to report out stories like this so i hope people will be patient. Hey sean if they don't already have stories up by the time you listen to this. It's certainly something we've seen. I'll say that yeah yeah. I've seen these stories too and i've just been reading them and sort of bearing witness. I see that as a kind of an important responsibility just they're really horrible. Stories and i believe the women who are telling them and i'm also not a reporter and you know not. I'm not working on stories about it but just can kind of. I don't know like that to me is the most important thing people can do or at least a lot of our listeners or is unimportant thing that our our listeners can do is just read the stories because they all seem pretty true to me so yeah. That's where i met on it <hes> yeah it's it's it's been it's been quite something and <hes> yeah. I think it's in general it's good to have a lot of this stuff out in the open. I think what's to say saying disinfectant. Dan sunlight is the best disinfectant yeah you know. I think that the <hes> there's there's a there's a sense that if more and more people talk about this kind of thing like if more women feel empowered to talk about it it will maybe make it less okay for people to do it in the future because i don't know i look at this and think what is the thing that can make people stop behaving this way like make men stop thinking that they can treat whatever subordinate employees are whoever like in this terrible way and clearly the that the metoo movement in general the fact that enough people feel emboldened to speak out makes it so there is now a climate where it's not okay hit act that way because if someone likes act that way or or does that kind of thing they will now think oh. This is not something that i can just like cover up forever or you know use my position position of power to hide now. There can look at all of these examples of times of this has come out and either. I need to stop doing this or you know it's gonna come out and they need to to not do it and that seems good like if nothing else comes from a whole lot of people coming on and telling stories like this. That seems like an actual concrete. Positive live thing that could happen so i'm hopeful about that. Yeah i think that's true but also it's not like can't be the only method because so many people who are abusive and in positions of power have figured out ways to manipulate the people around them and get supporters around them and like make you feel like so okay so one of just a ah. I'll speak and kind of vague terms here. I don't wanna get into specifics but like one of the stories that i had heard about came out this week. There was a person who i'd been looking into a couple of years ago and that's came out this week and i think one of the reasons that it was kept hidden for so long or not not spoken about publicly for so long and not come out in reporting on any websites or through people's accounts on twitter mania on twitter social media..