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"david roberts" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"david roberts" Discussed on KTRH

"This is never going to stop would just Confederate. And now you're saying that you're seeing in Jesus Christ Axe Use the Virgin Mary Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln Week important. Abraham Lincoln. You know, In the meantime, my cot and most emotional listeners probably aren't aware of this. They're 17 monuments to Communist leaders in the United States, the largest one being Vladimir Lenin. In Seattle and sober suburbs of Seattle, 17 ft tall 16 tons and course that still stands and that hasn't been defaced. And when the city of Fremont, the suburb that that the land that it sits on Has defended that statue on their website, saying it's a work of art. But that same tolerance for works of art like the Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas, and others are not afforded the same opportunity. David, I want to ask you a broader question to step back. You're a business owner who has done very well. Been very successful as a serial entrepreneur inventor, and then you took to writing to share of your experiences. And and you have become an activist. When a lot of other businesses know what you know, have experienced what you've experienced and yet I got about a minute and a half. They've chosen to sit quietly and hope nobody comes for for them and you've stood up and said No, no, no. I have to get engaged here. Why do that? I'm just not the type Michael, sit back and take it. I can't take it. I'm defiant by nature. And when I see things that I think are wrong, I just can't help myself. I'm going to do something about it. And I'm not really worried about what people are gonna say about us. I think it's the right thing to do. And so I don't know how to tell people to do the right thing. But you know when you sit by and let just let Get run over and let your country be destroyed. I just can't do it. I can't understand how anybody else can. I wish more people had the passion and the spine that you do for saving, preserving and improving this nation. I talked to so many people similarly situated To you who are self made highly successful. They've learned a lot of lessons, and they realize that the economic, political cultural environment is not What it used to be. And yet they do nothing to change that. They just figure will let me hope that my options vest and I can run and hide and get away from it all and leave it to the next generation to solve it. David Roberts. You're a great guest. This is fantastic. We'll post it to Michael Berry show dot com. Come back and see us anytime. Thank you Thie information.

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The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

On the Media

10:04 min | 2 years ago

The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

"Election of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.

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The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

On the Media

10:04 min | 2 years ago

The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans

"Of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.

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"david roberts" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

"Oh let's Kinda spinoff. This agency thing we're doing with Sean let's make that the main part of the business let's every business can become a Kelly. Barbecue media will. The ideas that people need to understand that it's accessible. Yeah. To have an in house media team. Exactly. Even, if you don't have rising tide, even if you're not here in San Diego wherever you are, you can build it. To reach out in the way that we did to someone like you. Yeah. Because there's plenty of creatives that are just looking for that bridge there. They don't understand what we're talking about every week we talk about it all the time we surround ourselves with people that eat it breathe at love it people like David Meltzer back to the Super Bowl. You're absolutely correct MELTZER's figured out for his own brand. So David Meltzer and his team they're going out and covering what Meltzer's doing the Super Bowl, which is more powerful to all of the sponsors. Then the sponsorship ads that they're paying for in the Super Bowl, which is incredible. It's incredible. It's game changing for people like David and people like Gary, Chuck, and all the other people that are doing that. But. Specifically, if you're in San Diego, the cost to entry to hire a company like rising tides creative, that's fresh new looking for clients. There's never been a better opportunity to spend your marketing content because you have the ability to create back to the basics. Video photos and written word. That's literally that's the basics. People get way too complicated with how long has the video is half an hour video five minute video one minute video at the end of the day you need to tell your story. You need work on the thesis you need to figure out what's the hook point for this video Brandon Kane. Brennan came was on the podcast did an incredible job his next book I can't wait to read it point but tell us when you meet with the client for the first time what should they be looking for on their pillar videos? So if We, go to Josh from American factory wheel, and if you go to his website which mithra media cow Pflueger. Did an incredible job rebuilding his entire entire website But. We did some frequently asked question videos You guys did as well as some about us videos tell us what a what a business owner needs to focus on for the pillar videos of their essentially coming out to the Internet I, mean it's always going to penn whether businesses is like a service based business or something a little more like a restaurant, but essentially, you want identify. What's your. Business Story brand what is something that you know if we're working with someone like Josh Okay? So what what are your Essential Services Josh? What are you building your business on you build it on Rim repair you build it on wheel painting and stuff like that. So we're going to focus around what drives business.

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"david roberts" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

"Welcome to digital hospitality I'm your host Sean Walsh up this is Kelly, bbq media production, and today we are here with Aaron Roberts who is the founder of rising tides creative. He's also known to those that have been following the digital hospitality podcast. He and Brandon, are the guys behind the scene at r Kelly Barbecue media crew. So for those of you that are new to the podcast, we have turned a barbecue restaurant into a media company and every single week we tried to bring influencers on we try. To, bring authors on entrepreneurs on anybody that's doing things in the digital space that understand that there are two things that are happening the game within the game. There's an offline world where normal business happens and there's an online world. Digital Hospitality is the blending of both of those worlds. So as a restaurant, we're trying to sell things online. We have third party delivery we're creating content were hiring videography production teams, graphic artists, creatives to help us tell stories to help us with our digital marketing and create digital media. This episodes really exciting because I get to turn the cameras on the guy that's usually behind the camera doing the post production work. So Aaron Welcome to the show. Well, thanks for having me. I'm excited. Definitely a little different with the the lights on you know. Well, it is a lot different than I. Think One of the most valuable things I think our listeners can hear about is your journey as a creative somebody that grew up admiring the work and watching the work that your father did in San Diego in the film industry. How that impacted you to get to the point where you are today because from what I've seen Now, working in the creative space in the agency space is trying to figure out the business side of created s and that's something that I know you're well versed in and I think you can speak to. A voice in understanding of the industry that. Pretty much gets ignored. So tell us a little bit about your upbringing in the in the film industry. Yeah, I mean I. Always tell everybody I grew up on film sets you it's it's been a part of my life sense. As long as I can remember my dad has been in the industry since he was eighteen I mean he got out of high school and got into the ministry he carried around the big old big ass cameras that used to weigh thirty forty pounds one across the country doing. Working for bt going to College Basketball Games College Football Games. He moved his way up to being one of the production managers the guy inside the truck who'd call out all the different camera angles and stuff like that..

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"david roberts" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And the crazy thing is, they will feel like they're living in a normal time to write. I mean, as crazy as it is, it'll be more storms will be more heat ways. These pandemics might be as frequent as the seasonal flu. This is a dangerous someone raised in my article. We could just start thinking Oh, it's winter time for us all to go indoors. Seal on zoom until June. As crazy as it seems to us now, you can absolutely imagine people getting used. You can imagine people in 2050 we would think, Oh, that world looks chaotic and dangerous. There's all these migrations of climate, refugees and my God, there's heat waves, killing thousands of people. But to those people, we will have gotten there through these incremental stair step changes. That just get incorporated, and by the time they live there to the people who are becoming adults in 2050 that's normal. We have spent this whole conversation discussing the human ability, evidently the product of evolutionary adaptation To be blind to the threat right in front of us. Is there any part of that psychology that Also makes us blind to progress. Yes, in the exact same way incremental moves in a positive direction. Also get Kind of ignored and incorporated and just as big losses don't strike us as big losses often big wins. Don't talk. It's his big win. So, for instance, you know, you look at the number of women and girls in the developing world who are getting an education for the last decade or two. That number has been rising and rising. But it just rises slowly enough that no one ever stops and thinks of that, as A giant and notable victory. It's incremental in the exact same way, so infant mortality per capita income. Yeah, There's a lot of social indicators that are moving in every direction, but we're not chalking them up his giant victories for the same reason. We're just sort of incorporating them. Also one of the things I think leadership and good media can do. In addition to making us aware of these long term threats, it can also make us aware that it is possible to move in the other direction. And so if we draw more attention to those victories, I think it can help people. Conceive of winning against these dire threats, David thank you very much. Thanks. David Roberts writes about energy in politics..

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"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And the crazy thing is, they will feel like they're living in a normal time to write. I mean, as crazy as it is, will be more storms will be more heat ways. These pandemics might be as frequent as the seasonal flu. This is a dangerous someone raised in my article. We could just start thinking Oh, it's winter time for us all to go indoors. Seal on zoom until June. As crazy as it seems to us now, you can absolutely imagine people getting used. You can imagine people in 2050 we would think, Oh, that world looks chaotic and dangerous. There's all these migrations of climate, refugees and my God, there's heat waves, killing thousands of people, but to those people We will have gotten there through these incremental stair step changes that just get incorporated, and by the time they live there to the people who are becoming adults in 2050 that's normal. We have spent this whole conversation discussing the human ability, evidently the product of evolutionary adaptation To be blind to the threat right in front of us. Is there any part of that psychology that Also makes us blind to progress. Yes, in the exact same way incremental moves in a positive direction. Also get Kind of ignored and incorporated. And just as big losses don't strike us as big losses often big wins, don't targets his big win. So, for instance, you know, you look at the number of women and girls in the developing world who are getting an education. For the last decade or two. That number has been rising and rising. But it just rises slowly enough that no one ever stops and thinks of that as a giant and notable victory. It's incremental in the exact same way, so infant mortality per capita income. Yeah, There's a lot of social indicators that are moving in every direction. But we're not chalking them up his giant victories for the same reason. We're just sort of incorporating them. Also one of the things I think leadership and good media can do. In addition to making us aware of these long term threats, it can also make us aware that it is possible to move in the other direction. And so if we draw more attention to those victories, I think it can help people conceive of winning against these dire threats. David. Thank you very much. Thanks. Bob. David Roberts writes about energy and politics for bots.

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"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:01 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Create an environment where society addresses them and trust intervene. Well, I mean, I think the honest answer is, I don't really know. I mean, there are individual media projects like the one I mentioned in My post is this journalist John Sutter, Who's going to go visit these places that are being affected by climate change every five years. Through 2050. The idea is just maybe If we can see with our eyes, the changes over time, they'll be more salient to us. And that's really interesting. And maybe it will work but ultimately what you need in media. Is kind of the same What you need in politics, which is leadership. If media is entirely driven by what gets clicks, it's always going to be the short term. That's where the outrage lives to pull the lens back and show. The longer view in the bigger view takes some leadership in and media. We used to call that gate keeping right and notoriously now there no gates anymore. So Who is the agent in media who would push back against and say, Okay, we're going to sacrifice some short term clicks in ad revenue. To kind of pull the lens back and try to emphasize this longer view, and it seems like the media is getting carried along in the short termism as bad or worse than any other person or institution around us. Well, you know, I must say John Sutter sense like the most cock eyed optimist on Earth. Do you think that anyone's gonna be around to take the pictures in 2050? Well, yes, there will be people. And the crazy thing is, they will feel like they're living in a normal time to write. I mean, as crazy as it is, it'll be more storms will be more heat ways. These pandemics might be as frequent as the seasonal flu. This is a dangerous someone raised in my article. We could just start thinking Oh, it's winter time for us all to go indoors. Seal on zoom until June. As crazy as it seems to us now, you can absolutely imagine people getting used. You can imagine people in 2050 we would think, Oh, that world looks chaotic and dangerous. There's all these migrations of climate, refugees and my God, there's heat waves, killing thousands of people, but to those people We will have gotten there through these incremental stair step changes that just get incorporated, and by the time they live there to the people who are becoming adults in 2050 that's normal. We have spent this whole conversation discussing the human ability, evidently the product of evolutionary adaptation To be blind to the threat right in front of us. Is there any part of that psychology that Also makes us blind to progress. Yes, in the exact same way incremental moves in a positive direction. Also get Kind of ignored and incorporated. And just as big losses don't strike us as big losses often big wins, don't targets his big win. So, for instance, you know, you look at the number of women and girls in the developing world who are getting an education. For the last decade or two. That number has been rising and rising. But it just rises slowly enough that no one ever stops and thinks of that as a giant and notable victory. It's incremental in the exact same way, so infant mortality per capita income. Yeah, There's a lot of social indicators that are moving in every direction. But we're not chalking them up his giant victories for the same reason. We're just sort of incorporating them. Also one of the things I think leadership and good media can do. In addition to making us aware of these long term Threats. It can also make us aware that it is possible to move in the other direction. So if we draw more attention to those victories, I think it can help people conceive of winning against these dire threats. David. Thank you very much. Thanks. David Roberts writes about energy and politics.

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"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

The Know Show

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

"I mean I think that. There's a good chance that the Gulf blockade could become Cuba and the US. Again, very strange, deeply deeply felt. Split which is felt in societies, at least on one side very keenly and becomes part of the national fabric. This is another aspect to this. With mentioning that you know. You know I mentioned daily, but cleanse installed Linda and not brings to mind. Eric Hopes Road is wonderful book about the invention of tradition and this edited book is about England. Scotland Ireland Wales inventing their tradition about inventing the guilt. Ahead so breakage people, but it kills confected kind of an idea that has come to pastiche representation of all of Scotland if he's. It's every state goes through it. It's tradition. It invents who we are. This Napoleon flow delay. And and every set as well the Gulf monarchy's out relatively new states compared to England balance wheels. I guess into contempt percents and the Gulf. Up going through this invention of tradition MOSO in real time I. And this is why for example, the blockade that kind of came in. It catalyzed immensely hatchery national identity. I'm not trying to say the catch phrase didn't identify as catcher before the book. It absolutely not nothing like that. But This was in genuine for the catchphrase. Nia existential crisis. They are almost literally convinced that you very close to military action, and so from the catcher perspective this was. A nation. foaming moaned. And this? Particular site discuss the Emirati atrophy issues. I think there are a potentially a lot of links and in conflict unfolds soft of voters. And where can people find you online? And you said your book is coming out in in a year's time. No well, maybe about that am. I needed my editor in the next couple of weeks. So am on twitter to stay on at the Gulf blog, and that's the best way to find A. Otherwise Google, scholar David robots kings. London you'll find. All My. Writings guests I buy as say contemporary, security. Policy Hudson interest. I will link of those onto onto the videos on the website. David has been a pleasure speaking to. You really enjoyed this very very informative for me. And I will definitely have you on again at some point. Happy Days It. Is..

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"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

The Know Show

07:02 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

"Essentially they just become US basis as opposed to anything else I I. my guess is that Iran fears more the the basis in in those countries as opposed to their alms. Well in terms of the military components and the US of aspect, too, is very positive remains. Definitely, true and I don't disagree with a lot of that I think that it's not a fad fiscal. Find out of the Gulf monarchies exponentially wealthier, particularly the sanctions era. Than Iran and that's why Iran is not fighting a symmetrical campaign in this this sense you know Iran is not trying to compete with the latest generation fights gentle whatever it might be. Iran is all about a symmetric responses. And that is you know has a great power to. Such a leveling kind of power so that Iran's drone rocket forces really pretty significant. And they pose. A quite evident a threat to the Gulf monarchy's saw this in us at ten Alaska when the. Hostage, the Iranians launch drone and rocket attack rugged attacks on the world's most important oil facility, which is up cake and ice unless. In Saudi Arabia and so was the proof of the budding. This is after. A spate of attacks on mine attacks on. Shipping and and so. We say I mean it ran. Definitely poses a threat. This was no two ways about what I don't think. The Gulf states appreciate enough is. As we say is how terrifying they look with the US support to Ram I. Don't think they. Internalize that. Enough to be honest. And at the moment there's just such a lack of trust on either side. It's hard to see the slaughter of measures that could be taken going forward, but I should add that in the late eighties for example after the all many died. This is under the rest Johnny era. Ron. Saudi Iranian relations were pretty amicable, really compared to now they were amazing, and so as it's nothing, hominids about the state of relations at the moment. But. There is A. Could go back to that kind of an era when there was a modus vivendi between two, and then just let the example I always used to cat saw the chemistry's wanted to build a pipeline for Walter. From Karen Mountains in Iran to Doha to give the. Supply Catherine Freshwater, and I was like is a quick example of the categories doing gate. It didn't transpire. Countries attempting to engage in so the usual, and so, yes, that McAfee's to the Gulf monarchy's route. Perhaps don't appreciate it. I'm threatening us. Where we are! And so I'm. speculatively speaking what do you think? How do you? How do you see things shaping up in the future? Intensive Iran in the Gulf. In. The region in general like the because the regions is is going through. This unusual period of reformation. If you WANNA, call it the. How how you so? Few things to say I mean. Three or four years ago, Chessel House released. An economic. Reports of fall cast suggesting that by twenty thirty eight Saudi, Arabia would be a net oil exporter. which is to say that Saudi Arabia on the current gesturing is consuming so much oil internally desalination, and so on that would have no oil to expos a straight line prediction. obviously streetlamp to. She took really contribute because people react and so on, but my point is that if we already know world where we are discussing Saudi Arabia as a net oil importer. That's game over at its the finished Saudi Arabia, which is why we are seeing Saudi everyone. Saudi knows this. This isn't useful. And this is why we are seeing such under the defacto Beige of hundred Solomon. Frantic adjustments in Saudi, Arabia such frantic changes, and that's because I don't win. I don't have a crystal ball, but that twelve thirteen fifteen years out Saudi Arabia's coming up against an enormous fiscal break we'll do with. ever-growing expenditures and oil the price of oil this kind of an issue. How much oil the Eden optics. And, so I think this. Change in Saudi, Arabia will probably stay the same. Going forward Philby. Big Success and big failures I. Suspect as is to be expected. When any state is making such kind of sizeable lakes. They're going to be a lot of missteps and some things will work outs. Investments will go catastrophically Iran, some policies as we have definitely seen had gone horribly wrong and so on. And that tenor I think we'll stay the same. In terms of The Gulf located for example. Now. The caveat is that individuals. Pretty important engulf six and individual is in conferences can have the ability to really shape and change policy. A probably certainly I think also than in most states. And so we always need to have this have yet of elated. I Know Malibu in the UNM hummed and Sunland can sense tweets a twenty minutes saying we have you know. decided to stop the cats. Look at it. Oh, that's plausible that kind of about. What is more likely I think? Is that. Unless! There is some very fancy footwork done before the Council Will Cup say! maybe if the when King Solomon dies, that will be opportunity for everyone in the Gulf to stay. In this moment of great tragedy, let us not forget it in that way, but not. Those. Nice to describe it F notwithstanding. Essential, but unity's.

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"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

The Know Show

06:59 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

"Control of the Place Alayne, And so there are lots of these legacy issues that. You know out there if you need them if you see what I mean. If you choose to push this idea of long been tension, you can point to an awful lot of. and. Cattle is obviously that the issue of the the history of tension between Saudi Arabian. Katzav is very salient to the country's now whereas with the UAE. Aside from issues in two thousand and ten, which are thing A. Broadly seemed to have overcome these latent issues and the argument that is offered. Buddy Amaral is isn't. To coin a phrase Saudi Arabia is too big to fail. Saudi Arabia is our big brother is a stayed dominates the rain rain-swollen. We must it. We don't have a choice. We must encourage and help if we can Saudi Arabia to overcome its. Economic Problems at social issues whatever it might date. We need Saudi Arabia on a long peaceful huge. Otherwise, that's going to be a massive problem in new. If you see what I mean, and so that is the arguments. Push by Autism I. Don't problem with it to be honest. It's it makes no sense to me and so that is why I say yes. There were a few operational tactical disagreements and Yemen shut. Overarching. Alignment, between Saudi, in the A is quite a bit deeper. And is a long term and so. That's why I don't really see that breaking. That makes that makes sense obviously with on the Qatari side, there were all sorts of historical issues i. mean you mentioned the the trip? He famously. In late nineties they were sent a big push sent back to. Saudi Arabia citizenships where we've drawn which. resulted in tribal. Conflict but besides that obviously after the blockade. you start seeing Aljazeera producing content. And documentaries around historical problems between Qatar and Its neighbors and there was that failed obviously that failed coup attempt with think his grandfather my correct. Yeah you executive so. Hamad bin Khalifa. Let's names dad. He took over in nineteen ninety-five. From grandfather from his own dives. Leave for the grandfather. The father amid means judge. So, yeah, and in reality had been the de facto ruler of cats pretty much since one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty honest, but not the Jazirah ruler, so yes, in two, thousand, nine, hundred five. He took over. And, probably nine, hundred, ninety six, at least one legend sort of counter coup, which was an attempt, so it is argued by release leather now grandfather reinstate himself as the Iranian cancel, and there is room events or by the and Saudi Arabia time you would. Conjecture as you might imagine. Yes. Aljazeera put together. Deepak is on this stuff of. And apart of some of this is fact, and then that was definitely a account eq-, attempts in nine, hundred, ninety six. and. The cash rates arrested. French mostly chapter as well. and. a number of individuals, Almar a tribe, indeed going back to accommodation of this tribe, historically was based in Saudi Arabia most of the time, but would sort of wonder, resume into the insulin, and so yes, a number of the were arrested and tried, and it was sentenced to death I think he was. No one was executed, but there was sentenced to death. And and that was that this was all sort of lots of bad blood time as they say with the Saudi cancel. Years later King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked full if I'm getting my history the right way round. He asked how mids who's was than the if the Almera could be freed as it will, because clemency and something and they were, and this is. America flew back to Saudi Arabia and. All this time. Yes, exact- you. You're right at the country's Drake's passports from some homered and we seen this issue. Re occur very recently so some of the Saudi Almarga. Protested just on the Saudi side of the border a couple of years ago. This is seen as the Saudis trying to leverage a tribal. Influence if you will within Saudi Arabia. have been at least one or two individuals who've hopped up in the Saudi and Emirati media as alternative A. it's not a single one of those in remote credible. It's been almost embarrassing actually. The. Lack of support of these individuals. And yes, and so again. At the catcher goes into the issue with your Marin. McCaffrey's again took impossible, and so there's a few inches things interesting things is a one is about the history of has issued second. One is about the legacy of old understandings of political geography. If he's mean, you know back in the nineteenth century before there were very few, if any fix photos on the peninsula because they just would. And so when maternity or is, it s not too unfair way to put it in Oh when oil is all of a sudden very important stop means that that Coloma to square about Landau. There might have black goldens Nathan. Where's the full? Massively matter who flamed edge, just an Olympic spend. And in the host oil ear, it was potentially really valuable in a nation state. House borders as we know, and so you have a slightly uncomfortable fitting of. Contemporary borders own older ideas of clinical fans. I said. And and I think of you know clans in the Scottish sense in that. You wouldn't really talk about Scottish clan today. Having any political significant swats in Scotland for you understand what they are stunning..

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"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

The Know Show

08:35 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on The Know Show

"What's going on guys? Thanks for tuning into the no show where we make the most important research accessible to everyone. Many voters have probably heard about Middle Eastern. Oil Rich countries in the news full variety of good and bad reasons, some more so than others, but few will know the geopolitical landscape of these countries. That's why we spoke to Dr David Robots of King's College. David has spent a lot of time researching and covering the Middle East in particular, the small guests and oil-rich nation of Qatar. He's also written a book about this subject that provides in depth analysis. David shed some of his thoughts and insights into different states have behaved differently in the recent past, and why they're locking horns at the moment. Please subscribe to the podcast on Itunes Find Youtube to help us keep the show alive. You can also find other episodes there and on our website. WWW dot the no show dot net. Join US today and be Paul the research, revolution. You're listening to the no show. Of course that brings you some of the most striking research ideas and topics that impact our everyday life. I'm your host. Hussein I had. So welcome to the show. David I'm very pleased to have you. How you been so copen in these these crazy times. Simpson else. I police flirter I think everyone. Watching the prime minister like some of. Recapitulation of photos of the fifties or something, but anyway it becomes a new normal end. Life lifelines. attracted. Absolutely I mean it's just We just go go go down with. It so talk to me about about your your. Interest in in your field whether it's thaw. Started with Mike my PhD. Maybe before that net. Floor I started the. Lived in quite for a couple of years goes a teacher. Took my interests in the region. And, then I was fortunate to. Snack got scholarship to study. Not specifically the golf, but is an Arab studies programs. I decided to focus on the Gulf. And as I always say there was this funny little country beginning Jude that ten years ago, it was doing all this weeds of from Aljazeera to relations with Iran and Hamas sins problems with Saudi little baton US bases since the. All over the place as Mediation going on. And back then not really that much was written on catastrophically honest, and of course when the rights host the will govern. Exploited at the mall from that that was it. The the fundamental genesis was what his Qatar up to really. And so from that initial son of beginning expanded out wider. Foreign Security and defence policy again with the same sort of areement to try to work out what is going on in the monarchy's. And so you're. So as I understand, your main source of interest started from Qatar. Yes that was my PhD. The the pasty focus was examining catchy foreign policy. Changes and Catchy Forum as from eighteen ninety s and onwards again to find out what this state was up to very few meaning exclamations on off the back then and so. You know even back then you come possibly understand cantor in of itself without contextualising intends in its relations in the the Gulf Cooperation Council, you're the monarchy's on the peninsula and much further afield with the US and the UK. France all this other things so. Again as the was pretty focused, and since then. She might imagine I've still right every nine again about council, but. quite a bit of. Focus on wide issues in. For, foreign policy security. And obviously. The region the juicy las. Let's focus on Jesus, did you? C.'s gone through. Also evolutions of the Post. Say Twenty Years the the of late stage of this is the sort of isolation of Qatar So what what did you make of that that period that sort of turning of the other monarchies against Qatar? Indeed. The Secondary. It's interesting. He managed. You know the changes in the last kind of. Shoe years this this idea of evolution and when need to come back in a time when my? Native finished book which is looking at this exact issue. Actually changed my title. It was going to be called revolution solution in the Gulf quantities. It was going to be this idea of coming to terms with all these quasi evolutionary revolutionary changes as But. I'm wondering are always changing entitled something like continuity and Change in the monarch is is when you go back into the twentieth century like we have the beginning nineteen hundreds, and you do find this theme repetition that you know there's nothing under the sun is the phrase goes that you have as really young monarchs always come to the power and denise go on classic things going well as the twentieth century, and so what we see now you know is obviously knew in in a way. Is the first time couple of years ago. That's. Bass's withdrawn from catalogs. Two thousand, fourteen, as we haven't seen that before, but again these frictions. We've seen lots of examples of molest from years ago. But. Yeah, so move onto the second pods and. So the May step aside Hamad bin Khalifa stepped aside in two thousand, thirteen for his young son to main. Hamid Abdicate is no meaningful pressure to do so. Within six months the three Gulf monarchy's nearest cancel. Out nearly withdrew their vastest in Doha in Spring, two, thousand fourteen, and that lasted for six months, so that was the first big events. If you see lots of fiction, befall that lots of bickering, even I mean. That was at the time. This is a major vincent. My goodness of withdrawn three messages was going on here if he's. Really big. and. This we might come back to these issues, but that was sort of patched owed law. The end of the ED was very unfulfilling. GCC summit in Kantar. November December two thousand fourteen, and we sort of moved on. We thought that have been buried. A little bit turns out not and exacted. You'll points at fifty, two thousand seventeen. And that was the blockade lodged against cancer cannot absolutely nowhere. To maim was with you the DC? Monarchs and President Trump. In Riyadh just a week on beforehand if you remember the old. One of those iconic. Images out. Young. Who knows. But everything seemed to be fine is the point they were that hatcheries, no wind that anything was in the often. Then out of the blue. Again from the country point the second time in a couple of years. They were settled by the Gulf money. He's in addition to Egypt. Well and yet lost this massive blockades. Digital's to be repatriated to cancer countries. Lynn allowed to beatings, other countries and vice versa, which really interrupted families as shot throughout the Gulf of scientific family life injured education. Interrupted the Flight Airways interrupted trade. What's I come and six fifty, sixty odd more sense of captains. Fruit and Veg came across the Saudi border. Canto only has one land board, and is it Saudi? Block that was Midge of foods huge issue. Stood majority of canceled. Wide experts came invited to by..

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"david roberts" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520

News Talk KOKC 1520

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520

"David Robert Jones Jerry Markley David main campus Scott Robbins okay on virus the China buyers to Chinese races rotavirus know what racist you can't say that yes I can no you can't I just did it no what does it mean if I say it well your your your big Meanie is what you are if yeah if you point out the family tell me that all the time so yeah what is today thank you know what I care there was that meaning less resolution passed by the San Antonio city council not that long ago right you keep calling the Chinese virus that condemned people who called it anything like guide Kong flu actually I think they had it worded the kung fu virus which no one calls it the kung fu virus the colic Kong flu because it's kind of funny that's an economic sense right but if you if you do that your races they want to condemn you all now senator Kamilla Harris wants that to be applied to the whole nation she wants this on the record the term Chinese viruses hate speech fuelling attacks against Asians okay the attacks against Asians idiocy yes hate to see it it's awful that doesn't mean Chinese coronavirus is racist is it okay to just say a China virus no so then it's not people I mean it's the country that I really I'm I'm always shocked that there is a political party in this country that lets a handful of idiot racists actual racists set the terms of debate for everybody well it's the same old trick we're gonna make all of these people seem like they're hateful people and they were going to call out the speech so anyone that uses this term we get to make the rules and we will say they are racist and since we have the media backing us up that will make it so great and they're enough people now with the middle finger in the air sand now call me racist I don't care to Chinese virus I think I've got the camallo virus so.

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"david roberts" Discussed on CROSS COUNTRY COFFEE ROADSHOW

CROSS COUNTRY COFFEE ROADSHOW

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on CROSS COUNTRY COFFEE ROADSHOW

"Lives and their work and how we can help them foster that and it really shows in how much better the coffees year after year and stay consistent which is a huge thing. Treat your people well and the coffee will be good as well. That is correct is I'm curious. What kind of music did you do? Are you still playing? And and if so can we hear any of it? One was a metal band in Seattle. They were called smooth sailing but I left the band. Probably like two thousand eleven so it was a long time ago so also played Taiko drumming. Does that Japanese drumming ensemble art form. That was a lot of basically guided. My Life Was Music. And then coffey something that allowed me to have a steady income. Stay low income long pursued those musical endeavors. Do you have a favorite piece of music that you can share with our listeners in our spotify audience for past like years so I can't stop listening to Anderson Pack. He's kind of doing this great thing right now. It's like soul hip hop funk. Jazz really passionate about music passionate about Performance and connectivity really positive rights. Great music his live band Malibu favorite album. How about books? I do a lot of driving because I worked in Olympia sometimes as well So I've been listening to audio books during my drive but I just finished shanteau. Dritan by Gregory David Roberts and that is one of the most beautiful piece of Literature Base Gos- trillion fugitive escaped from prison went to prison for robbing a bank because he was a heroin addict. He escapes Australian. Maximums prison flees to Bombay. Then gets into the Bombay's slums and underground sets clinic. Works with the Mafia goes to Afghanistan. Fights the Mujahideen in with like in this holy war for this guy to us in the mob. With how can somebody make this up and so I look further into the author of the book and I was like. Oh my gosh like this guy actually lived this life but he. He chose to write a piece of fiction because fiction is greater than sometimes and it really gets across so he was able to use his background to complete this novels. Yeah Yeah it's pretty incredible to. He went to prison again twice or again after he escaped and Apparently he wrote a manuscript twice in the guards. Destroyed it twice. This truly incredible story of think the strength of the human spirit week roadshow believe everybody has a story to tell Patrick. I'm wondering if you have a story from your life that you could share with us. I moved to Hawaii in two thousand twelve to.

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How disinformation on YouTube gets into your watch next queue

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:41 min | 2 years ago

How disinformation on YouTube gets into your watch next queue

"You guys know not to trust everything you see on the Internet right but it is so hard to tell. Sometimes when information is being served to us should platforms. I do more from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jack Stewart in Hollywood in an in-depth report last this month looked at climate disinformation online and it found that youtube was spreading videos. Like this one through its recommendation or watch next algorithms. The science is not settled. The debate is not over. The climate is always changing. It always has and always will like many of these videos. This is slick and Professional. It seems credible. Not only these videos popping up to the very top of watch next cues of Youtube billions of uses but the wrapped in regular ads from big name companies who are therefore unwittingly funding. This misinformation David Roberts at Vox wrote about the problems is youtube faces and deciding how to police these videos you know. It's a really difficult dilemma. Youtube isn't it. I mean it's entirely possible. That youtube will submit to this pressure. Sure and go remove these particular videos but once it opens the door to saying if you identify something incorrect on our recite. We'll take it down. I mean there are billions of videos floating out there in so youtube doesn't WanNa get pulled into a cycle where where it's devoting more and more and more and more resources to policing on what isn't isn't true and what isn't isn't okay in decent. It's really hard to say how it's all gonna how it's all going to shake out. So how much control does youtube have these videos and over the ads that appear next on them. Well I mean on one sense if you take a step back obviously it has all the control in the world. It's a private company. It's a it's a private business model. It can do whatever it wants. There are two questions of how much work it wants to put in. And what kind of stands does it want to take. And what kind of controversies does it want to get involved in so it absolutely really could go through videos that are about climate change individually assess them but there's no way that for an algorithm to tell whether there's someone is talking about co two sensibly so it's a manual thing and that's part of why. Youtube has resisted getting. Pulled into these controversies because there's no way around. Just some poor human being going and watching them all and picking out which ones are are true from false is exclusively a problem. Lim here that is related to climate change and misinformation around. That's all have we seen. It would say vaccine anti vaccine videos. The you'll find the most misinformation around topics that are the most sort of heated and controversial and closest to sort of the center of America's can ongoing culture culture war. So I would even say it like. In terms of volume. Climate misinformation is probably a relatively low percentage is probably a lot more about vaccines which people care about or about the wall on the border or or you know how many votes trump got like all these sort of things which are much more current and heated so no. This is absolutely ubiquitous. Systemic problem for Youtube. It's not some unique problem just facing climate videos. What about the companies companies that are having ads placed next to some of these videos that may not align with the corporate beliefs. They clamoring for something to be done. Well they they are clamoring a little bit you know when they found out as I said to a lot of it was absolutely news news to them that their ads were appearing in these videos and and win with they were told. They are now clamoring for Youtube to take their ads out of these particular videos. But you know this just runs into the same problem. which is this sort of two contrasting incentives to the companies want their ads to play as wide as possible? And they don't want to get in the business of individually individually approving each video that their ads goes into right like that's just an endless swamp of work and same for Youtube so there's gotta be some balance. He's here between Algorithm mic just allowing the algorithm to do it and then occasionally intervening in particularly egregious cases. There's just no one knows where that line is so so if I really wanted to put my mind to it I'm sure I could take Johnson and Johnson ad and track down everywhere. It's appeared on Youtube and I could find a lot more than climate ended misinformation. I could find plenty of other offensive or unpleasant videos. I'm sure that it's appeared in because the algorithms just throwing it everywhere and Johnson and Johnson and I'm sure would object to a lot of those but but like what's the final Answer here I mean. There's no real final answer. There's just this push and pull between these sort of automatic algorithms and someone using human judgment. That's David Roberts at Vox. I'm Jack Stewart and that's marketplace tech and now for some related links. David Robert Story goes into some fantastic detail about why we all seem so susceptible to mess and this information no matter how small we think we are. He goes deep into the psychology of fast and slow thinking or gut reactions versus reasoning. He also writes about the difficult physician that social media platforms find themselves in. They don't want to be perceived as biased and they don't want want to be the gatekeepers deciding what is information and what is falsehood. We've also got a link to the original reporting into this from Vase Vera self-proclaimed Global Web movement meant to empower people to take action on pressing issues. Really interesting stuff. I'm only cute to the original text of the letter from Democratic Congresswoman. Cathy Kostov which Kohl on Youtube to stop including any climate misinformation in its recommendation algorithms. She is chair of the. US House Select Committee on the climate crisis. She's asking the platform to label these videos as borderline content. That is something that Youtube has been able to do before with anti vaccine videos which stops them being monetize with adverts from companies that may not want to be associated with that content. The letter asks for a reply from Sunday Pichai CEO of Alphabet by today day Friday. So I guess we'll

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"david roberts" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"There's something happening in our country like has never ever been seen before the landslide election victory for Republicans next year snow was the thanksgiving holiday forecast if you were trying to catch a flight out of Denver's airport there's a pretty good chance it may be canceled because of the snow up to a foot expected in parts of Colorado and Wyoming the weather service is David Roberts says the west will get the worst of this reporter tourist no progress southwest Oregon northern California as well as the Sierra Nevada in the interior west that Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan are expecting snow to New England may see the white stuff as well this weekend in New York City they may have to ground the iconic Macy's thanksgiving day parade balloons because of the forty to fifty mile per hour wind gusts in the forecast I read a fall les the death toll from a powerful earthquake you know then you has risen to twenty five overnight meanwhile the US Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of six point oh off the coast of Crete more these stories at townhall dot com putting in all financial risk is not suitable for all investors past results do not guarantee future performance most people in today's economy are taking a roller coaster ride with their investments with vantage point software you can remove that dynamic from your investment strategy once and for all vantage point has spent the last three decades perfecting and artificial intelligence process then you can put to use today to take advantage of market fluctuations and make money no matter which way the market moves vantage point software analyzes massive quantities of data all around the world in seconds so you get the information you need to make the right decisions to optimize your profits vantage point is making its exclusive market forecast process available to you for free when you tax money to four one one four one one that's M. O. N. E. Y. two four one one four one one we'll send you a link to your free market forecast so you take back control of your financial future tax money to a four one one four one one vantage point software dot com for terms conditions and privacy policy president trump pardon the thanksgiving Turkey and told some impeachment jokes along the way in a White House tradition going back three decades the president spared two turkeys from the thanksgiving table today I will issue a pardon to a pair of very handsome birds butter and his alternate bread he also joked that the birds were trained to remain calm under any condition.

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"david roberts" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:41 min | 2 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on AP News

"If you were trying to catch a flight out of Denver's airport there's a pretty good chance it may be canceled because of the snow up to a foot expected in parts of Colorado and Wyoming the weather service is David Roberts says the west will get the worst of this reporter tourist no across southwest Oregon northern California as well as the Sierra Nevada in the interior west that Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan are expecting snow to New England may see the white stuff as well this weekend in New York City they may have to ground the iconic Macy's thanksgiving day parade balloons because of the 40 to 50 mile per hour wind gusts in the forecast I'm ready to fall les

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Wintry weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

Wintry weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

"If you were trying to catch a flight out of Denver's airport there's a pretty good chance it may be canceled because of the snow up to a foot expected in parts of Colorado and Wyoming the weather service is David Roberts says the west will get the worst of this reporter tourist no across southwest Oregon northern California as well as the Sierra Nevada in the interior west that Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan are expecting snow to New England may see the white stuff as well this weekend in New York City they may have to ground the iconic Macy's thanksgiving day parade balloons because of the forty to fifty mile per hour wind gusts in the forecast I'm ready to fall les

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Microgrids can help us be more energy resilient

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

04:43 min | 2 years ago

Microgrids can help us be more energy resilient

"There is for the moment of brief respite in California from blackouts imposed by the state's biggest utility. PG Anne and from dangerous fire weather are but climate change means extreme fire seasons are the new normal PGA has said it could take a decade to upgrade it's infrastructure so it's less likely to spark deadly fires on Thursday. The utility reported a one point six billion dollar loss in the third quarter related to fire charges and a group of California mayors think thank. PGE should be turned into a publicly owned cooperative utility. But what if the answer in California and elsewhere is just to get off the grid or for for utilities to split up into lots of smaller micro grids. That's the topic for this week's Quality Assurance David Roberts covers climate change and energy for vox micro grid is a little miniature grid that can at least temporarily cut itself off from the larger grid in the case of a blackout or something like that and micro grids sort sort of can manage You know there can be lots of different resources. Within a micro grid there can be your rooftop. Solar panels on homes or businesses their home batteries. Like the Tesla Power Wall basically becomes a miniature utility of its own and there are communities in California installing these things already because they have a lot of benefits even outside of emergency power but obviously now the interest in these things is spiking in California and you see you know lots of like solar companies. He's in battery. Companies just being inundated with requests for the stuff. Let's the long-term business impact of that if you start to see this grid grid defection at a high level whether it's individuals or entire communities does that really reduce reliance on utility and frankly could weaken weakened even more well yes. The basic tension here is that investor owned utilities like PG any make their money by investing in things so they invest in grid infrastructure and then they get a guaranteed rate of return on those investments so naturally they want to invest best in grid infrastructure. Right that's where they make their bones but micro grids and sort of local power reduce reliance on this this big centralized grid which puts them sort of directly at odds with the financial interests of investor owned utilities as currently constituted. So we're in this situation now. Where the interests of California communities in becoming more self reliant In terms of electrical power is just sort of by structure. Structurally at odds with the interests of the big utility and that tension needs to be resolved are their existing utilities or states or cities that you know of that have that structure that are more open to this kind of micro grid and or different compensation instructor idea sure. I mean this conversation about investor owned utilities and how to restructure their incentives is going on all over the country. This is a huge hot topic in the energy world even even before this sort of interesting to kind of come out in the open and watch the public to engage in it but yes it's called performance based East Regulation Pbr's acronym and the whole idea. Is You tie compensation to performance metrics. Like how much renewables have you integrated or how how much Heating of you electrified and the utility performs against those metrics and has variable compensation depending on how it's doing so there are experiments in that kind of thing going on in New York in Massachusetts and other states. It's not a completely new thing but California for all its sort of reputation as kind of a cutting edge state in terms of its utility utility structures. It's very old fashioned very sort of behind the times in these things so it would be a scramble to do it now. Can Technology help here. Could Apple use some of its hoard to create a really good-looking home solar battery restorage energy storage system so there are very sophisticated systems available now. What's needed now is just bulq? which drives the costs down right? We need the market to be able to scale up efficiencies of scale will will set in naturally. So that's where California could step in right now. Just like set a couple of billion dollars aside aside for subsidies for vulnerable and low income homeowners to afford these systems. That seems to me like just a no brainer. The very first thing California. You should do David. Roberts writes about energy and climate change at

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"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The Bahamas the effects of climate chaos are once again devastating million flights over the past few months the mounting impact of the climate crisis has activist clamoring for the Democratic Party to hold a presidential debate on the existential threat facing our planet I want to say yes substantive debate on the sessions not chest high level talking points and a media spectacle at last month's party convention party officials voted on the question despite DNC chair Tom Peres's concerns that a climate focus debate would be unfair to candidates who are more focused on other pressing issues we want to make sure we don't change the rules in the middle of the process party rules state that candidates can't share a stage if there isn't an official debate so on Wednesday CNN Houston alternate format a seven hour town hall ten candidates forty minutes each and some hard hitting questions not necessarily from the moderators but from an audience of activists and students and professors like this one for democratic hopeful Julian Castro reports warned that we only have eleven years to get all the deals to have a state level fine. you welcome the fracking. why should we trust you as president to transition our economy renewables giving your past middle ground approach from our perspective it was a blast CNN fell dead last among the three cable news broadcasters for the night but for activists including members of the sunrise movement which had been pushing for the topic to be front and center it was an unequivocal this is the most we've ever talked about climate change on American TV for years and just just ever we had about six minutes and twenty three seconds in twenty eighteen which is less than the real winning got we just got seven hours David Roberts covers energy and climate for boxing watch the whole thing at first reading it there are a lot of.

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"david roberts" Discussed on Starting9

Starting9

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on Starting9

"Bring those early series up is because after that I don't know if it's a soft spot but you've got Detroit for a couple then they got Atlanta but then it San Francisco and the white sox the d backs the giants after that again so if they can come out of the gate and I don't know go six four seven three you like that you really like that or hit that but the running biggest pirates Dallas you know never know you never know never know that's fair. I guess you never know technically. Don't the dodgers are coming fenway. Can I sneak in for one one second philly thing I I do think it's fair to not write them off totally but I also think that like it's also fair to feel a lot less optimistic about this team than you did. At the start of the season like literally or shore. Every aspect of the team has taken a hit from what we thought it would be at the beginning of the season. You guys have brought up the rotation several times that's true. The bullpen has not had David Roberts their signature offseason acquisition and Sarangani Dominguez has not been the guy that we thought he was is growing into in much of last season among other things at the the offense. It's lost mccutchen. It's lost whatever you thought. Oduber Harare was going to provide this year totally different reasons of course bryce Harper has not had the season that a lot of people thought thought he would have so like you can see why they are where they are. I do think there's too much talent to write them off but it's it's also not looking like the picture that looked like a few months ago. Yeah I mean yeah. You definitely haven't gotten when you've expected from Harper. Hoskins hoskins hasn't taken a huge step back but if harper if those guys were having the seasons that you thought they would have hoskins wouldn't be meant like you'd be fine with what he was doing. Also by the way the nats after starting nineteen and thirty one are twenty eight and eleven since taking seven of eleven against the phillies so far this year too so that that harper getting immediate revenge on his old team narrative lasted like lasted like a day and a half..

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"david roberts" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

08:08 min | 3 years ago

"david roberts" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"With David Roberts and mad Deaton. I'm Jennifer Perry taking you back to the eighties there with Genesis and land of confusion and actually guys that's kind of the financial industry for a lot of us. We find ourselves confused by some of the terms that you guys in this business tend to use. But especially things even with our own 4._0._1._K's the words and phrases. They use can be confusing to us too. But one survey says actually, the most confusing phrase for most of us is the term glide path. So I wanted to go to you guys on this one this weekend. What is a glide path? And what are some of the other things that you think our listeners should probably know and understand about those 4._0._1._K's well in the glide path has to do with something that is in just about every 4._0._1._K out there a few years ago, they pass some laws that said of 4._0._1._K's offered target date retirement funds than the they were no longer responsible or. Couldn't be sued for not having enough options or things like that for their workers. So they all have multiple typically five six seven even ten different target date funds in this glide path has everything to do with that. And what it means is that if you were gonna retire in twenty years, then you'd be looking at a twenty thirty nine retirement date or target date fund. And supposedly as you get closer to that date. These are managed mutual funds that are going to change or become less aggressive the closer that you get to retirement. Now, I say supposedly right because there are many many different target date funds. Even a twenty thirty fund you might have thirty different fund managers in different companies. And each one of those fund managers has a different idea about what's conservative and think about this think about when you were in your thirties. How often you worried about retirement, and how much you really? I thought you should be conservative. And then now if you're fifty or older, you're sixty years old, you're close to retirement. Now, you inherently know I need to be more conservative. Well, how many of these fund managers are in their thirties and are really not in tune with what that means to be less aggressive as you approach retirement. And I wrote an article a couple of years ago about the specific topic, basically stating that there's been studies done, especially right after two thousand eight there was a study done for two thousand ten target date funds. So, you know, these people would have been two years away from retirement or these fund managers were assuming people were two years away from retirement and the average loss of in two thousand eight of a two thousand ten target date fund was like twenty four twenty five percent. Oh, wow. You imagine losing that much two years before you're ready to retire. So glide path is very subjective to what the fund manager thinks and may not be at all. You need. But it's kind of one of these Senate and forget it options for people who are like you said confused about how to choose what options in their 4._0._1._K, they need to choose because they're not financial professionals. But now all the onus on on getting yourself to retirement, and he's 4._0._1._K's has shifted to the individual. And a lot of times they're they're rolling the dice and saying, well, I think I should pick these twenty-five different funds because they all sound different. But is that really the right thing? And a lot of people are very confused about that and are not making great choices in their 4._0._1._K's. And probably recently have been really reminded that they're not really sure what they're doing as they watch their accounts drop in the fourth quarter of last year, probably more than they ever expected. So it's good to know guys sometimes that easy option that target date fund might not be the best option as you're approaching retirement. The guys I think we inherently know that's on that path to retirements when we're coming in for that landing that yes, we should dial down our risk. So if we can't find that option in our 4._0._1._K. Where do we go? Well, again, that's the whole point. Again, we say glide path because let's visualize an airplane coming in for a landing, right? And so it's gradually getting closer to the ground. Because you don't want some sudden drop, and you don't wanna come crashing into the ground going too fast, and what kind of tragedy that could lead to. And so when it comes to your retirement plan again the goal like David was saying is we're trying to reduce the risk. So you can have a safe landing. He could head into retirement in how the income and the returns that you're going to need to make sure your money lasts forever. And I think the problem with a lot of these funds is that every fund manager has a different opinion of how much risk you should have when you retire. And I believe that most consumers have a different opinion. Right. When we go out and talk to people and say, okay. Hey, you picked a twenty twenty plan. What do you think that means most people are like well that means the by the time that I'm there? It's going to be able to produce a steady return for me. And I'm not going to have a lot of risk and what we're seeing. Data's that. The fund manager is basically saying, hey, you still have thirty years for retirement. We still have a long time to go. I'm gonna keep you invest in the market because I want to still make you happy and get you a seven or eight nine percent return. And if we have some twenty percent drops along the way, no big deal. You should be just fine in the whole thing is well, how in the world can they know that? I mean, really how do they know how much money you're going to need to be taking what your income is what kind of other income streams, you're going to have to supply income because if you're a portfolio dropped by twenty percent is it'd be a horrible time to be taking money from that. And so what Damon I usually will do is. We'll sit down we'll look at the overall plan again people have different accounts, and they might have some of their money in this 4._0._1._K. But if they have other money that's elsewhere than we can start to diversify their portfolio. I'm by that. We mean, it's more than just picking hacia. We pick a bunch of stocks or bonds. It's really kind of asking the question and saying, okay, when you retire how much income are you going to need? Okay. How much? That is going to be supplied by social security and with your pension and any other streams of income that are guaranteed lined up. Okay. We put that on a sheet of paper, we figured that out. And we say, okay, you have an income gaffe of twenty thousand dollars a year for you to be able to retire for you to real to replace your paycheck. That is what it's going to require. And so then it's okay. How do we accomplish that? What is the best way to generate that additional twenty thousand dollars? And again, it's common sense as you go through this. Because again, if we keep everything in the market if everything's in stocks and bonds, and we have a year like this last year and the market's down five percent, and you still need your twenty thousand dollars. If you then go and poll twenty thousand dollars the same time that your accounts down twenty or thirty or forty thousand dollars will now you just exhausted some of your resources, you you're you're going to burn through your money quite a bit faster in the data shows that those withdrawal, especially at the beginning of retirement, you know, they can devastate a portfolio, and so that's where Damon I sit down and say, okay, how do we design? Sign this point better. How do we think through this and say, how do we make sure some of these things are guaranteed puts more protections in place. We make sure you have some accounts that if the market is down you had a safe place that you can be pulling money from and now you have an actual income plan. And I think that's one of the things that people are missing when they go into retirement is they have their investments they have all of these 4._0._1._K's and IRA's and they feel like oh, it's diversified. Or it's in this target date fund or it's over here. But they do not have an income plan. They don't have a plan of how they're going to fund that shortfall in what their social security or their pension covers versus what they're going to need. And that takes some planning that takes some thinking through because it's not going to be hey, I can just pick this fund in. It's automatically generate. You know, six percent returns all get dividends every single year and that will fund every income need. We haven't found a stock or a dividend. That's consistent like that year over year. And so. So it requires you diversifying across multiple different platforms different type of strategies to accomplish that. So you're taking advantage of the good times when the markets do an awesome, but you have a plan when the market's crummy so that you can still fund.

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