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Trump: Melania vs Nancy - BOL Making Podcasts Great Again
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A Perfect Intersection of Disaster
"Hello Lisa. Hi. Lisa. Do. You know what I did the other day. You eat a hot dog again now. You're not going to believe what I did. ooh, wait! No, no, no, let me think about this. Did you watch a sporting event? No, but it is just as surprising as that would be. Guesses. Lisa I wore a t shirt outside. We have reached that level of the pandemic. The Pants denic is wearing me out. We, we have okay. Do you have shortness of breath I did not have shortness of breath. Do you have a fever? I did not. Do. You have diarrhea. No, thank God. I'm just want to make sure that Cova hasn't gotten into your brain. It may have girl I just may have other symptoms like may wear a t shirt and public. This is where it's gotten us like all you wearing a t-shirt in your house like two weeks and you were like this is my won t shirt, so you washed it and then war outside you wear to the grocery store. I have to t shirts. Thank you. One is a DOJ cat. Quote, says Bitch I'M A. And the second one Alan is, it's always sunny in Philadelphia reference. These are my two t shirts. And you guys decorum I do not wear t shirts in public, but. The PATS DEMOC is getting to me Lisa. Weight but I but I need more. How'd you feel when you were out in public? I need to know where you went. What else did you wear it with the naked? A war it with Yoga Pants Lisa. Oh No. Oh, no did you take a fuck them all before you did? You know what I'm talking about right? Yeah I do I do. Car. Are you going to be okay? I don't know at least at the thing is wearing me out. Do you need to buy my birkenstocks from the next time? You wear, though Lord. Lord with a T. You know because you have decorum I. appreciate that we both have. It's always sunny. T shirts, even though I have like thirty five t shirts and you have to but something stuck with me once a woman a peer of mine. made a comment about how flip flop should only be worn in your house or at the beach like it actively in the sand? Okay, she said this while we were out in public, wearing jeans and flippy floppies. With me and from that day, that was probably like twenty time. I will not wear flip flops outside unless I'm like in my yard arm, APP beach. Aware another Sandal aware another shoe, but I don't just like run out to the store and my flipflops right, not even. So I feel like you and I have similar rules for fashion except mind stopped in my ankles working out my body. Stopped at your neck. It's amazing how someone will come in and say something small, and just like flip things for you like that's a new role. I'M GONNA. Live my life by you know what I mean. Yeah while I was also upset because at the time. She was dating the guy that I wanted to date. What's her name? Let's go after her. No, no, no, she's on our side now. Okay! Good! Yeah, because she's. She's my ex Zax which makes you by the transit of property friends. Exactly exactly we've both gotten un-engaged from the same guy, so holy Shit, Oh special episode. She's on our side about her. I'm glad you're laundry is going to be okay. It's all going work out Lee. So we are just crossing boundaries. I did not anticipate in March. I just did not anticipate this. Up Brief MISSTEP and you're GONNA. Learn from your actions and you get back on track. I feel like we need. To pivot from the original plan I wanted you to start with like Oh, the avenues and get out of the way, but it sounds like we should pivot and make you talk about handbags. Now let's do. Pan Stomach fashion and art lack there of. I fashion story. Do you need your purse? This is based on an article by Lou Stoppard for the New York Times called the Phantom Handbag. It starts out once upon a time. I didn't leave the house without it now of course because of Covid nineteen I no longer really leave the house I haven't carried my bag for months. Lou poses the question. Is this a permanent change? Or will the bag comeback again someday? So the bags back your carrying around now may be different than your designer or higher end bag, or just like the purchased schlep around a lot. A lot of people right now are taking around backpacks or totes. And prediction is that the market might change slightly that people will want canvas shoppers, something that is waterproof cross body bags with adjustable straps, so people can go. On or cycling like it's very practical.
Alone, Together - A Covid Nurse's Story
"March twenty second twenty twenty. My heart is broken on Friday night. My worst fears were realized as I watched. My beloved patient are Evan. Take his last breath on earth. To other patients rush to his side with tears in my eyes I watched them instinctively placed their hands on his eyes and recite the Shema prayer. At Him and said goodbye I says holy soul entered the gates of heaven. That's like Gamaa. Normally she's in oncology nurse, but back in March, when covert I hit, Israel will head was one of a handful of nurses transferred to the new corona virus warded. Her Hospital shallots Nick Medical Center in Jerusalem. She worked day and night, following strict isolation protocols that meant among other things wearing full protective gear in ministering care via video intercon's. She was often frightened as were many of her patients. One of them was eighty eight year old Alliott Evan who on March Twentieth Twenty Twenty, sadly became Israel's first covert casualty of at home shallots. They will show Lime Methuselah Hullah Evan Evan Bench morning. Wish antisocial anyhow by Damon Asoka de Corps F. When she'd come home after a shift, a hell would often sit down at her computer and recount her experiences on facebook those posts and will link to a bunch of them on our site. Read Lak- diary. This is her reading the post she wrote right after he passed away. I know what the next step is, and I'm already dreading it. Traditionally when a Jew dies, there's a series of rituals including washing the body that take place, but hunter the now with covert. Everything would be different missile heavily. The Ministry of Health has prepared us with instructions on how to deal with disease covid nineteen patients. We are the first hospital in Israel to implement this protocol. Similar to casualties of biological warfare, our treatment of the body needs to be done in a way that will not endanger us. Because of this there can be no purification or Tahara process. This Jewish. Ritual is sacrificed to protect us and everyone else who will come in contact with him? Me and the other nurse Mahal are responsible for identifying him for burial. will be the last ones to see and care for him physically. My dear Aria. You survived the horrors of the Holocaust immigrated to Israel. Established DEMOC deficit family, and your extraordinary journey ends here in this new word. We hoped we would never have to open. The circumstances of your hospitalization did not allow for your loving family and caretaker to be by your side for us in them. This was heartbreaking from the outside monitored you as closely as we could. We were an off as we watch the other patients care for you, keep you company and help you. However they could. They did not want you to ever feel. Are Yet, I wanna ask you for forgiveness. I'm sorry for how we were required to handle your body. We did our best to preserve your dignity and respect you based on the circumstances I know that it was done to protect us. It was a tremendous food and honor to care for you. When you're a final days, you've touched my heart, the staff and the patients that surrounded you. I know your life would spire the rest of Israel as well. Go to your resting place in peace. Look out for us from about. That fishermen witter no homage Caversham Madam Linda Goal highlights me live Gra, Helga Mar.. A few days later, she posted again this time about two moments one of extreme grief and the other extreme beauty march twenty, eight, twenty twenty. It's been only two weeks since my first shift and Koetter the COVID, nineteen word, and in many ways feels like an eternity. As panic and uncertainty, keep escalating around the globe for me. Personally the pressure and anxiety are quickly building up and it's nothing short of overwhelming. In the span of two weeks, the number of patients in my unit has quadrupled and keeps growing the everyday experiences in the word taking an emotional toll on me. On Friday, a daughter of a critical patient walks into our operations headquarters. Since no family member can go inside the unit. She has come to say goodbye to her L. Father through the video intercom system. She asked me to hold her phone and record their interaction. As I watched her cry and talked her father through a screen I have to physically turn my head to hold back tears. This is heart wrenching to watch I cannot even begin to imagine what it's like for them. At six thirty PM with thirty minutes left until the end of May shift. I'm rushing to finish my last tasks inside the unit. At this point, the moderate patients have all congregated in the middle of the word to do Tabet. I soon realized it's the only permissible Mignon in Jerusalem right now people from all walks of life and across the religious spectrum are singing and rejoicing together as bring in. I! I'm blessed to be witnessing the scene of unity and. I. I already know this. Coming Week is going to present more challenges physically and emotionally, but I know I'm not alone. We're in this fight together. We're going to come out of this stronger and more united as a nation than ever before to stay strong instead home God bless.
Parenting In A Pandemic
"Fellow parents in the community I am sure you feel me when I say this past couple of months have been rough. So today Dr Anne. Louise, Lockhart is back to chat about what it looks like two parent through a pandemic. Dr Lockhart is. Psychologist parent coach in the business owner of a new day, pediatric psychology in San Antonio Texas. Born and raised on the island of Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Doctor Lockhart has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. She's worked in both military and civilian. Setting Dr. Lockhart, and I chatted about the benefits of routine and structure right now. Managing Your own and your child's anxiety about cities reopening. What kinds of things we should be considering about school in the fall and how to have conversations with our kids and our schools about racism and racial trauma. If. You hear something while listening. They're resonates with you. Please be sure to share with us on social media using the Hashtag t BG in session. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much joining us against today Dr Luckily. For inviting me. Yes, always a pleasure to chat with you and I was like we gotta get her back. Because the last time you shared such great information about co-regulation right and that was before all of our lives turned upside down right. Exactly like I have been trying to listen to the episode on repeat like okay. How can I regulates today? Because, it feels like all that good stuff you shared. I'm really struggling to try to figure out. I would imagine that lots of other parents are too so I'm curious to hear how the DEMOC and everything that has been happening his really just kind of did everything we were doing. It's parenting Oh. Yeah, definitely I mean before all this happened. I mean as you know, and as some people know or may not know. Is that when you are needing to prepare for a life altering event many times we have some kind of preparation. Right or we know that it's coming or at least have an idea. Have some kind of file system has experienced something similar right, and then this pandemic hit and we're like wait. Wait, I don't have a file for pandemics. I don't know what to do when a global I mean. I've seen movies on it. But. I don't know what I'm supposed to do and so. I think what has caused some such an upheaval, because for many people like here in Texas we were literally on Spring, break and ending it when we heard the news, and then we told our kids. Hey, guys. Spring break is extended and gay. If extended some more Mike. Okay they're like so are. When are we going back probably in April? Okay, maybe okay, maybe August. Right and so I think that we we really didn't know how to prepare like. How do you prepare for being home twenty four seven with your spouse and your kids? Nonstop. And then maybe not be able to go to work or work differently. Teach your kids, I mean it was. It was a crazy adjustment it was. It was very difficult and I. think that's what makes it so much harder that we didn't have anything to relate it to. And no kind of system to compare it to Yeah, that's what I have found. I think just so overwhelming I said our last conversation talked about like how important it is to make sure that you're taking care of yourself so that you can then extend your kids. And in this situation we were all just thrown into working from home. And then you're trying to school from home and you can't even. Even like move about the world in the same ways that you were in, so it just felt like lots and lots of demands on your time in resources without very many ways of really kind of releasing it exactly and I think what was happening for a lot of people including myself is the things that we would normally do. We could not do anymore so like I love me some retail therapy. I couldn't go anywhere, nor did I want to. You know getting together with friends. Social distancing going to the movies can't do that. Go to the zoo. That's closed, I mean everything. Everything we do with our kids or for ourselves you literally could not do. And I think that's what so much harder is that Nicole? Regulation and be able to regulate and manage and balanced. Your time is all fighting good when you have the option, but when you literally have no options. You have to get very very creative with how you do that. so now it feels like some parts of the country are opening back up right like I. Know We'll here. In Georgia there are several things that have been open even for a couple of weeks ago. We are staying put, but things are opening up again now and so I'm wondering if you have ideas about how we might be able to do that with our families in a way, that feels they've. Yes, that's a great great question. Because now, a lot of places are opening up including San Antonio, but we as you said are put as well. I think that's where you have to really do your research and look to see what kind of measures are put in place, and then again talk to your family about how they feel how you can do that gradually and safely, and how you can start to get into the world in a way, that feels right for you so for example couple of weeks ago every three weeks now. My family and I decided to go find a lake to go to. So we can get outside and be in nature. They were all closed, so that made it a little bit difficult, but we were still able to go to a park and hang out together a getting takeout from a restaurant and having a picnic somewhere outside being able. Hang out together. Being able to hang out with family, we actually hung out with our inlaws twice because we know that they've been quarantined, isolated and social distance just like us, and a initially felt uncomfortable, and my son told me he felt uncomfortable and I acknowledged that I also felt that way as well too, and that it was okay to feel that way. Because! It had been three months since he thought Persson in person
"Ellen Miller directs the news literacy project. You're just outside. Washington DC welcome. Good to be with. You hope you are staying safe of during all of these difficult times, so let's just take a moment for our listeners. Who maybe didn't join us the last time you and I spoke? Tell us what the news literacy project is. How you work with students and people can believe what you're telling them right now. The News Literacy project is a national educational nonprofit that produces resources and empowers. Eaters to teach middle and high school students how to know what news and information to trust, and to give them an appreciation of the vital role, the First Amendment and a free press in democracy. Our goal is to give students. The tools to be informed. Engage participants in the country civic life. We are rigorously nonpartisan. We have a commitment to. Forty transparency and accountability and. To, giving the next generation, the tools to fully and effectively participate in the country civic life so Allen. Misinformation is not something real new. It's always seemed to exist. Sometimes we call it propaganda Sometimes it's just plain misinformation or disinformation for a lot of different purposes. It feels like a bigger deal today in society. Why is that well? In fact, we're living in the most of complex information landscape in human history. We have more verifiable and credible information available to US literally at our fingertips than ever before, but it is being overwhelmed by a Sioux Nami of misinformation that seeks to mislead US exploited US and divide us, young people today are inheriting an information ecosystem created by another generation that did not fully foresee just how it would unfold. Therefore, we feel we have a responsibility to give them the tools to successfully navigate this landscape in a way that can bring us together around their fireable agreed upon facts. Why Teaching News Literacy is in an essential life skill today the World Health Organization has in addition to declaring this pandemic. Declare something called an Info democ problems with information. Can you talk a little bit about what what an Info Democ might be and how we can live through that, too? Yes, so the World Health Organization coined the term in for democ to refer to the overwhelming and rapidly evolving amount of information, including a torrent of misinformation about the corona virus outbreak fact more recently united, Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez went further, and he called this dangerous epidemic. Epidemic of misinformation, a poison that is putting lives at risk full statement. How can we is consumers of news and sure we're reading real news and not looking at fake information or manipulated images video. The responsibility really is on the consumer to be vigilant in checking what we're seeing, and particularly what we're sharing to make sure it's credible. There are some really basic concepts that I think we can all apply The first thing is to pause. Pause to look at what we're seeing in to check our emotions. Is this something that is provoking anger or fear or amazement? When information causes that kind of response, it makes us particularly vulnerable to manipulation, then examined the source take a moment to do a quick search on the person or the organization to see what else they they have created, and whether they are credible. Check replies and comments anything. You're looking at to see if they confirm. Confirm or debunk what you're viewing. We generally would say find a wide variety of credible news sources with different points of view to consume and follow and follow a story over time don't take I source that you that you see and share it particularly. If you're uncertain, do not share it, and then finally used readily available online tools like Google reverse image, searching or fact, checking sites like fat, check, fact or slopes. If, there's something that you're uncertain about. You've talked a little bit about ways to sort of down and how people can try to determine what's what's true or false? Are there particular sources that people should be able to realize I? Mean I guess we should we be giving credence to government sources over private sources, or should we what are what are some of the more detailed nuances that people can look at to help them? Make up their mind well, certainly in the context of the pandemic there are sources that went to public health sources. The World Health Organization the CDC Of Public Health Agencies One can certainly look for you know fact, base credible news sources at the end of the day I mean it's incumbent upon all of us to not only search for credible sources, but to push back against those who are sharing things that misinform because the virus itself is a kind of hard and immutable truth, and it is impervious to spin or falsehoods or magical thinking. So I think the only effective way that we can combat. It is with science and fax and hard truths, and in this respect to we're all in this together.
Building Resilience in Your Medical Staff
"Welcome back to the PODCAST Sal Marquez. Here and today. I have the privilege of hosting Chris Democ and Carlos Arce both are at the outstanding company elation. Chris is the founder and he's been interested in what drives improved human performance since his days in college, a curiosity about developmental psychology expanded into a love for organizational development and the design of technologies that improve organizational performance. He was inspired to start elation after a career the tech industry is passion. Passion for helping people through the use of innovative technologies transition into a calling to help people flourish by applying what they know from neurobiology and mindset research, seeing the transformative benefits of his approach, it's only fueled his enthusiasm, and helped the track, an extraordinary team of people who share in the mission Carlos Arce is the Organization of Development Consultant and facilitator at Elation, and he's been highly successful as a keynote speaker, workshop, presenter and consultant he works. Works directly with many of the clients and organization hired by Elation. He's a coach and teacher, whose purpose is to inspire people to be better. He continually helps leaders. Companies achieve outstanding business results while improving organizational culture and employee engagement. These are these are things that we all strive for in our businesses, and in our in our organizations and today we're going to dive into the work that they're doing at elation to help with the problem physician burnout. burnout and the feeling of lack of community, those things that are so important and primary needs in in Even you think of Maslow's hierarchy of needs they're they're getting after it in a big way and have seen a lot of success, and and I'm and I'm privileged to have both of them here with us today to talk about the work that they're doing so Carlos and Chris. Thanks so much for joining me on the podcast today. So, thanks for having a huge absolutely so before we dive into the work of Elation love to to get a feel for what inspires both of you to to work within healthcare. Well, this is Chris. I have looked at the statistics in healthcare over the last several years, and been absolutely sort of amazed at the level at which out has become an issue among physicians and other medical personnel you know studies been fairly consistent that it's around the fifty percent level of diagnosis symptoms of burnout, according to the WHO's diagnosis trim, so it is sort of a burning platform issue for healthcare in the United States If you have physicians who are performing at less than their optimum. Ability obviously impact the quality of outcomes or people, yeah, and unsolved. That's a great question. I had the privilege of actually spending thirteen years of my career in healthcare as the. Support percent at a title that some people find a little bit mystical called chief learning officer for a portion of that time where you got I got a chance to really experienced the industry on a daily basis, and to be honest with you. It was an extraordinary privilege to watch the kind of work that's happening daily by nurses and doctors, and in my time there I really got a chance to explore the cultural dynamics of howled interactions. Interactions between professionals how the interactions between administration and clinicians although kind of contributes to the general sense of the support and the affect of daily activity rate, so in my case I wasn't necessarily ride into address burnt out, but I was really focus on. How do you altima optimized performance of both individuals in the group? So I had a passion for healthcare from the very beginning when we started doing work with elation seen the results that we. We, were accomplishing private sector, a lot of different kind of exploratory technologies in the combination of exporatory and proven methodologies. That's thought had something. I think that can contribute to this to this industry that is as Chris. Put you know dealing with some pretty challenges, free dot, daunting threats that happen on a regular basis. And how do we make sure we we We give it to the folks who need it the most love asset so. So fantastic I mean. The problem is clear, and and you know we we talk about the quadruple aim that fourth one being you know clinician satisfaction, right and wellness, and so you guys are tackling it head on, if providers aren't healthy, then it's going to be even harder to provide better outcomes for patients overall, and and so let's let's dive into it, guys. What is it that elation is doing to add value to the provider ecosystem? Yeah I'll I'll take that on crystal in. If you want to chime in, feel free to. My. What we're doing is we're looking at the problem. In its most authentic form, we are addressing this as an organizational dynamic. We see that we know the pathway that clinicians have to take to become practitioners in this country is not easy. It is not for the faint of heart, so we actually often referenced the notion that we'd take some of the most resilient humans on the planet and created epidemic burnout, and so if you're honest about that. That statement and you have to acknowledge the systemic implications of that. You know what what's happening when you put those people into this workplace that over time ends up eroding this amazing competency that they bring to the table, so that's an important element because of our approach because of that focus. We see that there isn't. This isn't about fixing physicians and this isn't about this direct cause and effect relationship that will just one thing is causing. Causing this dynamic for everybody there is a local element to this that you've got to pay attention to. And then there's this combination of both the individual and the individual with Indus Group in the system, so we've taken methodologies that are helpful for individuals like executive coaching that we know works and puts people in the right spot. We've taken this approaches. We've learned for organizational development when it comes to creating workplace cultural dynamics that are that. That are healthy, and that are actually what we would call resilient, enough themselves, so this idea of organizational resilience which involves group work and group interactions between the the key players, and we have kind of combine those two ultimately influence not only the individual themselves in a way, and give them informed about what helps them, or what actually contributes or undermines their own resilience, but also best in them as catalyst for change within that
Upcycling Using the Lessons Learned During this Time
"Using the lessons learned during this time it seems that this car virus has left. Everyone waiting is some shape or the other to see what is next. Everyone is looking hoping waiting to see when this will finally be over when life can return to what was home truthfully and one. Almost everyone is afraid. Life has been settled been put on hold in most parts of the world but I think about all the things I have learned from up cycling. And how resilient than purposeful. I have become when using resources I think of how I have learned do. Things in ways that do not only save money reuse things and in so many ways a more natural and intern healthier for me and my family and less wasteful. When I first started this podcast I spoke about what upside is and I said that it has probably been around since the beginning of time long before I was giving in in many societies people. Still Upcycle if you will and it is just a way of life much of the world has had somehow lost that ability. Assadi idea of upside as related to social class but things had begun to change as we saw how our waste was damaging the environment while now here we are with the spend Democ the time to use. Those skills is here that many of us have been practicing reuse more of those glass bottles for story food off. The Islands. Make official out of that piece of clothing. You know the use. Use LEMON PEELS IN. Orange peels to clean as supplements some of the disinfectants. Look around your house or apartment Some of the items that you may have overlooked that can now be used and repurpose was something you need right now. Obviously life is getting to be more and more difficult as some cuts are short supply and there is no getting around that but upset and is about recreating something better out of something that could no longer use as it is or can no longer the serve the same purpose. I get up every morning hoping that. It is finally over. But it hasn't and no one knows what we'll be over and how everyone's life in the world would change but remember life is about possibilities in non impossibilities to next time stay
Coronavirus conspiracy theories don't go viral by accident
"If you've gone on the Internet in the past week you've probably heard about plan DEMOC. It's viral video full of misinformation about the corona virus it features a discredited scientist who accuses people like Dr Anthony Pao Chief of the NIH and Bill Gates of using the kkob in nineteen outbreak to seize political power youtube. Facebook and twitter have been trying to chase the video off the Internet but experts. Who FOLLOW DISINFORMATION? Say It's not an accident that it got so big in the first place. It's an old playbook that's even more effective in a time of fear and uncertainty Rene dressed as the technical research manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory she studies Discourse Online in the most recent viral misleading video. That went up on facebook. You know there was a strong marketing component to it because one of the people involved had a book to sell. What you see is the same text will be used. It'll be kind of a particular core message produced almost the way that you would see from a team where the message goes out alongside the link and there's a real attempt to get it all out of right around the same time in hopes that you can kind of trick one of the algorithms that amplifies popular content on platforms into thinking that it seeing something. That's organic and I just you know. simultaneous outpouring organic interest. In person or topic. What role do other influencers play in? Getting this into the mainstream like is part of the campaign to have a list of sort of ideal. Influencers that you would love to get to re tweet your content. Yes absolutely I if you get it to. A sufficient number of blue check accounts have a million two million followers audience members. You've really ensured that you're reaching an existing mass audience. People think that those accounts are more authoritative. A trusted influence with a large audience. Really does a lot to both reach. People also create an environment in which the information is coming from. Someone that you trust. How can journalists avoid amplifying these claims like what is the right response to a coordinated misinformation strategy? And how do you even identify quickly enough? With regard to this particular video that went viral with the discredited scientists That was actually the third or fourth video that had been posted to youtube that did get significant traction and so those of us who watch be anti vaccine in health misinformation communities really this was like a train wreck and very very very slow motion. You know people had seen indications that this marketing effort was really trying to turn her into an influence or the problem was nobody wanted to write the story including including researchers. Because you don't WanNa give it oxygen if it's just gonNA stay confined to the communities. That are the natural sort of affinity places for it and then you see the debunking pieces begin to go up because it takes time for journalists to write those articles. They usually don't go up for six hours. Maybe and the challenges at that point the viral information has had a chance to release with people for a couple of days and the correction is not going to go as far as did. This is where I do think that platforms bear a little bit more responsibility in terms of when you begin to see a video or post or a repetitive content about a person began to gain traction in what looks like an authentic or coordinated way. That's where there's an opportunity to kind of temporarily throttle while you have the fact checker. Go look and see what kind of information this is and how it should be dealt with got it. Are you saying that that platforms may have the technology or just is on to be able to get to it more quickly you can begin to see when velocity of mentions is what it's called sometimes beginning to do well of Coca Cola is all of a sudden mentioned five hundred times in a minute? It'll flag for their brand monitoring people who will go and look and see what's going on so these tools for social listening and understanding that dynamic they do exist got it. Let's say the content gets taken down? In which case the conspiracy theorist becomes digital martyr like is one of the goals actually to be taken down so the then you can claim that you were censored. Well what we saw in the prior take downs this video that achieved Mass Keel was actually the third video in which they declare exactly what you've said that someone somewhere is trying to keep people from knowing the truth that's in some cases the better response rather than doing the takedown just ensuring that the accurate information is attached as quickly as possible. What are the opportunities in this time? Exactly because you know obviously there have been a lot of conversations about misinformation about manipulating platforms platforms have tried to take a handoff hands off approach. And they're now essentially saying you know. The virus is a clear and present public health danger. We can act more aggressively because the benefits are indisputable from a health perspective. Does that give us a an opportunity for research or lasting change or data or really understanding misinformation better? While some of the work that we're doing at Stanford actually looks at The initial application of those policies so the current a virus misinformation policy in extension of policies. That were put in place in two thousand nineteen related to the measles outbreaks. That were repeatedly happening When the Brooklyn Measles outbreak struck the platforms did begin to take steps to reduce the amount of reach that anti vaccine groups were getting and they did that. Some very basic ways. They stopped promoting them in the recommendation. Engine they stop accepting money to run. Ads on their behalf. The challenge the interesting thing that we've seen come out of this is that the policies were designed to amplify the CDC in the World Health Organization and their information but during the current a virus. There was the additional challenge of institutions. Trying to figure out what was going on at the same time as everybody else and so there wasn't always great information to be amplifying because with something like hydroxy floor Clinton whether it works. A scientific authority isn't gonNA come out with a strong firm judgment all Matt Prior to the research being done and so. There's this gap where people really want information but the science isn't there yet and so what fills the void is? Whatever any random person you know with a sufficiently large audience produces about hydroxy chloroquine. And so there's there's just not a whole lot of authoritative information for the platforms to be amplifying. Says it's been an interesting time with just understanding. How how you get information to the public. When there's no information Rene Studies online discourse at the Stanford Internet Observatory and now for some related links in news. You can hopefully use if you don't find yourself to enraged by the level of willful conspiracy believing from your friends and family on facebook. The Atlantic has a piece from last week on what to say to people who shared links to things like the plan. Democ video or other debunked. Disinformation it does say that. You will have the most luck with people who are curious or uncertain wondering if thing could possibly be true and it says you should try to empathize with the fear and uncertainty and quote. Don't lecture someone. Don't get exasperated. Don't insult them and don't try to refute specific falsehoods.
Coronavirus Tracker: How Tech Companies Are Handling COVID-19
"So today a little bit. We're GONNA talk about some of the ways that companies specifically apple and Google are are trying to mitigate any of the problems. Any of the you know the the load on the healthcare system Trying to keep that curve flattened by releasing API together that will help with a concept called contact tracing and Jerry. You'll help us understand what that is as of today. It's not out yet but the first sort of inklings of this Api will be released probably later today with a full release in mid-may and You know this is one of the first big collapse at the two companies. Have had in a while. And it's really. It's not a product collaboration. This isn't Google releasing g mail on the APP store. This is very much a public health. Crisis Mitigation Projects and it came together pretty quickly in in corporate terms and there's a really interesting article on CNBC. I'm more linked to it today. About how this all came together and how they were independently spearheaded within each company and And then you know eventually send our Pachon. Tim Cook sat down virtually and said okay. Let's let's do this so we'll talk about that a bit later but we'll start with some news that the global smartphone market is It's shrinking it's tumbled thirteen percents in Q. One and that was you know that's lower than it's going to be in cute too because q one incorporated some prepaid. Democ time period. According to counterpoint research. The smartphone market fell thirteen percent. Year-over-year and shipments were down pretty much across the board. Every company was affected including alway but wall was not as affected as others because in China. There shipments actually rose six percent. Which was kind of strange and Laurie? I'll bring you into this. Because apple also released. Its its earnings yesterday and talked about. How overall demands is very strong for the iphone but it also saw lower shipments of It's phones across the board. So what was your take from the from the call yesterday and and how the company sort of explaining away that lower demand right so they The call yesterday with apple as their their q two earnings So it is outside of the holiday Quarter which obviously is always going to be big in it. It takes the the second quarter a immediate. It's like dead in the middle of the pandemic. So it's no surprise to see that sales had dropped across the board on everything except Mac and actually wearables increased. But you know the IPHONE IPAD sales. Drop that that wasn't a surprise to find that out just because A lot of people lost jobs in in the United States. I think there's thirty million people and Assigned for unemployment so Just that sort of luxury purchase. There's a lot of people out there who already have an iphone already ipad and aren't really in a position to buy a new iphone. Se came out just at the dead end of the second quarter. So I think in the third quarter were actually see an improvement on that because a lot of people number one just like the idea of the smaller form factor phone but number two are very excited about a four hundred dollar phone so that makes a big difference and in addition to that if you take the pandemic out of it. We've seen the writing on the for while that phone smartphone. Sales are dipping. There's this the sort of overall concept that at some point every person who's going to buy a phone has a phone. What do you do next? So there's not as many new people coming into the smartphone market. There's a lot of people who are still on their phone from two or three years ago and that's good enough for them. So this is. This is why we're seeing a little bit of stagnation in the smartphone industry.
When you desperately want an explanation or closure but you can't get it
"Welcome to the show. My Name Is Paul Cole. Yanni and I'm here to help you. Increase your emotional intelligence so that you can avoid dysfunction handle toxic situations with grace and ease and show up as your authentic self. Everything I have on the shows. My personal opinion is meant for information on educational purposes only. I'll listen saw medical or psychological professional before making any changes that could affect your physical or mental health interesting topic to talk about today. I think I mentioned it back. In December of Twenty nineteen and Since things have changed since then if you're listening to this in April of two thousand twenty we are in the midst of a pen. Democ and a lot of people are at home and a lot of people are out of work and a lot of people are stressed and anxious. And maybe that's you We don't know what's going to happen next. So we're in the middle of all this. Oh this is a good time to talk about perhaps not getting closure and what I mean by that is when we are in the middle of something or we don't have all the answers or were just waiting for something to complete. We feel like we're walking around or we really are walking around in a state of Unfinished business it's that feeling you get at the end of cliffhanger movie where something happens and you just want to find out what happens next. The Cliffhanger Thought is Oh my God the main characters hanging off the cliff and here comes the credits and now we're stuck with this thought you know it's like the end of inception there's an openness feeling. I won't tell you at the end is if you haven't seen it but you get this feeling of well what happened. What happened after that? Was that what I think it was in you? Leave the movie with unfinished feeling. And they do this with like TV. Series the leave a cliffhanger at the end of every episode to force you. They don't really foresee but it feels like it. They've forced you to watch the next episode. Because you just have to know what happens next. What happens to the main character? I need to know. So I'm going to tune in again That's a good thing to do when you're in media because it brings people back. It's a good idea. I mean it's a psychological trick its influence and could be seen as manipulation but I think it's an ethical manipulation because you're just following a story line but that's what the brain love. The brain loves to follow the story and get completion of the story. That's why you see some movies that have a cliffhanger ending but probably that's the best place to stop the story unless it's just a huge cliffhanger and you just need to know which you know. There's a lot of movies like that. But some movies give you that sense of closure so you walk out and you think wow that that really gave me a sense of closure I mean you may not say those words but that that made me feel really good or that left us a creepy feeling in my gut happens in some movies But you get this. And maybe that's not the closure part but when you feel good about something it is usually a sense of closure there and I think it's because the brain loves closure. The brain loves to finish things. It loves to solve the mystery. And to stay in the puzzle or the enigma. It can drive you crazy. That's what leaves leads to obsessive thoughts. Is that the brain wants closure. The brain wants to know that it's okay to go onto the next thing because I've solved this mystery. Now let's move onto the next thing and it makes stuff up so you might go through a break-up and the break-up happened without really talking about it suddenly the left you or something and then you'll think well why did that happen. And you'll feel it. You'll feel like well. I don't know why that happened. Everything was going fine and then suddenly he or she left. What do you do with this feeling as unfinished business? I look at that as obsessive thoughts. I mean because as soon as you realize that you want more information about something and you can't let it go. That is obsessive. I mean you are obsessing over it and that may be a little bit too dramatic. You know it's not gonna be that intense 'cause sometimes you just WanNa know like I had a relationship way back when and long-term relationship. I thought this is it. This is going to be the person I am spending. The rest of my life with this was before my marriage and what ended up happening is she broke up with me and all she said was. It's time that's it she just said it's time and I was like what do you mean it's time is? She says it's time time for what time to break up. I guess that's what I was left with and I saw her like once or twice after that But she never really gave me any explanation. It's just time and I had to struggle with that. In fact went into a depression because of it because I was so attached to the relationship I was so deeply enmeshed in the relationship because I used her as my source of happiness as my source of worthiness my source of Feeling Valuable. My source of feeling important. Everything that I needed. I drew from her. Not Everything but you know what I mean. There was a lot of me connected to her and then she left. There went a big portion of how I showed up in the world. It was a big portion of my identity. So when you are enmeshed or heavily involved with someone and you have a an internal reliance on a lot of the relationship components for example love and happiness and. Let's just say that you couldn't be happy without this person in your life. Let's just say they you were in a relationship and they left and you were happy when they were with you but now that they're gone your source of happiness left so this is what I mean by enmeshed when you are so dependent on the other person for your happiness and your meaning and purpose in life I mean really deep stuff that when they leave for whatever reason a big part of you goes away at disappears and you know I. It sounds defeating. It sounds awful when I say that but it really is true. In a lot of cases that when you are so attached to so many components of the relationship to them as an individual they are no longer an individual. You are with them and we are us. That's why when someone leaves our life could be romantic. Could be a friendship. Could be family. When someone feels discounts like someone discounts us or someone leaves us or someone blocks. Us someone stonewalls us. They just put their hand up as Adema. Talk about it anymore. this is over and they walk away and we never get closure it hurts of course and then we're stuck with thoughts and the feelings of what did I do wrong in. This feels awful and do I do to make up for this? And how do I fix this because we want the relationship back because if the relationship comes back our happiness will come back in our feelings of calm and peace will come back and we attach so much of our of our identity to someone else and believe it or not and I'm going to throw this out there and it's it's not exactly one hundred percent true and I'm not saying that you are like this if this is you because we all do this I think to an extent is that There's a narcissistic trait. When when someone is a narcissist they will treat other people as an extension of themselves so what that means is. You'll have this. I'll just use the typical scenario because most narcissists are men. But there's many many women that are but I'm talking about full on narcissistic personality disorder. Where a male narcissist will be married to a woman and that woman becomes his property and it's not even that it's not even right the way the right way to say it. It's not like a slavery thing but it probably feels like that. It's more like she's a part of him and what he says goes and he controls her right arm or left arm or another part of the body. He controls her as if she is him. And how she shows up in the world in her thoughts her behaviors. Her friends all have to be what he wants. Not what he wants for her necessarily even though even though that's true too but what he wants because she has to do what he wants because she is an extension of him
"Let's talk about some ways in which the current crisis really seems to echo the story we've been telling in our series on American democracy and really going back to the first episodes. We looked at how the most powerful people the colonial settlers really saw prophet and keeping the country. Profitable as this priority that trumped everything else right and then in our conversation an episode to Woody Holton. We saw it at that. Focus on profit. Actually trump democracy right like literally building wealth at the expense of all kinds of things including people's lives exactly and remember woody's observation That was so key that the framers of the constitution believed that in order to maximize capital investment and economic growth. You had to restrain democracy that capitalist growth and democracy were in conflict or intention with one another and you kind of had to choose how much each of those things you wanted and then in episode three. We saw how that notion played out in the following decades with respect to the vast expansion of the cotton trade and slavery right. And when you look at that it turns out. Yeah it was great for the economy in the sense that the economy is the same thing as wealthy people's prophets but it was not great and was in fact oppressive and and lethal for enslaved people native Americans and even poor white folks a lot of poor white folks who together actually constituted most of the country right so in those cases from our series and others That we've looked at. It seems clear that building a healthy economy as ownership class understands that is usually not the same as achieving. Well being for most people and here we are today. This argument still seems to be very much with us. So you look at what we're dealing with right now with this crisis. There's a lot of evidence suggesting that this thing of prioritizing profit has a lot to do with wired disaster preparedness is so far from what we need right now. I mean most of Y'all probably heard that trump dismantled pandemic preparedness team inside his administration that had been created during the Obama Administration. But what you really have to look at. How explains his reasoning for this? So in a in a press conference where he was describing why he kinda cut the PEG DEMOC team and and other things he said. I'm a business person Some of the people we cut. They haven't been used for many many years and if we if we ever need to get him very quickly and rather than spending the money and I'm a business person I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need them when we need we can get. I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need them so there you have it right. I mean yes. So in his businessman's view those people on the pandemic team weren't I guess being productive. And so there's all these ideas circulating that like everything in the world should operate like a business in that somehow business. People are the best equipped to do everything. But in this case what you see is that the business instinct was incredibly short sighted. Right when we've actually known about these fluids themselves for decades and people have been warning us about this kind of global play DEMOC including Dr Anthony. Fauci WHO's playing a really prominent role right now. He's the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. And you've probably seen him talking about this. He's been warning about flu. Pandemics at least since the nineteen nineties but with that government pandemic unit cut from the budget. The decision of whether or not to develop in mass produce vaccines and tests was an economic decision. Left in the hands of people figuring out like are we going to profit from this and so now here we are in March twenty twenty and by the way. I think I'll mention we're recording on March twenty. Sixth I think it's important to say that because this thing is changing so fast that this is gonNA sound outdated in a week or two but right now. The pandemic is in full flower and the administration is still sidelining and kind of minimizing the role of Dr Fatty and other public health experts. So that focus on short-term prophets help to get us into this mess because we weren't prepared and then now that we're in it. It's still shaping how we respond so this week as were recording this. There's a running debate in Washington about win to reopen the economy. Right some people including the president talking about doing that very soon while we're still seeing the case virus caseload growing rapidly public health experts. Say will the difference between continuing an aggressive lockdown making most people stay home in an isolation as opposed to a more kind of half asked effort that starts to send a lot of people back to work and putting them in contact with other people the difference could be literally hundreds of thousands more deaths over the coming months and apparently that's a trade off that some people are happy to make right and while folks are having that debate which you really have to look at? Who has a seat at the table right and and sort of whose position to influence the outcome? Kinda rescue bills and stuff like that right so it's powerful people on Wall Street who want to get people back to work and have a megaphone and have easy access to the president's people and congressional leaders but what about the people who are going to do most of the dying right. I mean so you know you have like some public health. Experts who is speaking up certainly movement. People are speaking but really. Where's their seat at the table? And our democracy yeah. It's all pretty stark in light of some of the themes. We've been covering in season for you. Have People Right now. Openly talking about trading lives for money. The Lieutenant Governor Taxes said that he and other people older people would be glad to quote unquote. Take their chances with the disease. If it means saving their grandchildren's jobs if it means and this I'm quoting him here keeping the America that all America loves meaning. I guess an America with with strong economy. Now never mind that that statement reinforces the mistaken idea. That somehow older people are the ones who are vulnerable to the corona virus and no not younger people which obviously is not true but putting that aside this very idea right in a reporter on Fox News said again quoting every life matters but dot dot dot right. Yeah Yeah I mean. Dan Patrick. He'll speak for my grandma and your grandma and he don't speak for vulnerable people who are actually going to face this so yes. I think that's crazy that he would say that But actually I don't even want to say crazy right. It's not even crazy there's a coldly coherent economic calculus to what he's saying And so it's almost like sixty years from now when people are making podcasts about this period right like you could imagine sixty years. They're making a podcast talking about the pandemic of twenty twenty. They're going to be saying some of the same kinds of things that we're saying going about the nineteenth century in about the history of American democracy right decisions were being made with an island the economy and prophets with business leaders but the sacrifice the most vulnerable.
Mental Health First Aid In Lockdown
"Listeners. You might have noticed that we saw it a little bit different obviously chatting about different things because a pandemic is happening the well destroy at the moment. Yeah it's really weird and scary and Pau. That is where working from home now so if an eye annoy next to each other as usual if we sound a bit different that's why we're over corday from our own homes and self isolating as advised usually when we do the podcast. We basically meat. So That's myself an Ellen. And then either judy at all. Sam Altogether in a room with a lovely guest sources together and we'll have a chat and then take a photo but at the moment. Yeah I'm Home Front of my Laptop Ellen's In front of a laptop jewels in front of a laptop in front of the laptop. So there's like four things that could go wrong and it's a little bit stressful. And he's doing a lot of mini episodes this week about Kerlin virus in general. Because I think it'd be weird froze to pretend that it's not happening with time. Excitingly anybody like whether you have a long term and to health issue or not. I think those must be more stress around from home just general kind of anxiety around the situation that we're living in at the moment Yeah so kind of thing that chatting about this stuff is more important than ever really. Yeah so we're GONNA start with. Took him working from home with Emma? What is Mental Health First Aid? Mental State is the equivalent of physical fast aid. What's really great about? Is that the training that we provide -ticipant into providing them with skills and competence and recognizing what to recognizing sinus symptoms of common mental health issues and effectively guide. A pass into the right support. Be Bat self help or professional services but the key to things about is just raising awareness around common issues that might arise and symptoms are more so effectively key things to signpost people's relevant help. What kind of things can help with can help different things I mean? We trading inspections of mental health whether it stress anxiety extent depression a covers acquire wide variety of the spectrum. But initially it's very much around. Those made things so of mental state. I feel like applies in the workplace and now with Kern virus so many of us are working from home. How can mental health status continue to do what they're supposed today whether now remote? Yes so. That's really interesting. Aggression actually quite good question itself. I think don't the training is definitely workplace focused. But we're now going online and being quite How Do Exist? Organizations will still have to connect with their colleagues But also what's great about the training as well as much? We don't even wet place focused you. You can't apply to family to so to answer your question. I think the key thing of mental age. They're definitely not therapist psychiatrist but they can't offer initial support through non judgmental listening or guidance to the keeping is is for them to be able to connect people line super cheap. Where there is you know offering their services actually to their colleagues and signed an colleagues are being aware that even still working from home they can contact them via the personal laptops or whatever meet him they using to connect eventually with Java. That's a great opportunity to still be able to contact at. She helped make a difference and again. The same could happen in terms of family and friends. You know you co pay. Some of us are living at home because the current situation with either housemates so Fatmi old friends etc Sagana saying could be applied there but I think the key thing is that as much as we're reaching out to our network of festive mental best ages. They make sure that they too are looking after themselves and getting the the support that they need to enable them to help out those. We'll all the kind of issues that are going to Ryan's now the F. One is self from home. You know worry about a very serious democ as well. What kind of issues that can arise from? Not I think there's quite a few different issues that could rise to that. I mean you know. We come station before we started around. Just getting your head around ragging from high and last week. We launched new guidance Alongside our our recent campaign miles south and the guidance actually look at how we can support meant to help them wellbeing whilst working from high of one of the things that could displace people came to. It you now that. I'm a high end because everybody's very used to getting up and leaving the building and you're leaving the house and go into a building to act so I think some of the things will be just like thinking about how they can get into regular routines. How set their day to enable them to achieve what they need to do? So a lot of things will be around just how to think about using your days productively whilst whacking from high and also any missile off things around still keeping up the mental mental and physical wellbeing again. Most of us we the guys who are Gym Swimming Pool. Whatever physical activity will have during the day or at? Wack wack than that. That's allow hot now. So again thinking about really quick easy exercises that can be done in the Heim and actually to some extent the Need equipment to do so if you have got a criminal. That's great if you don't you still think about this. Lots of things online out that offering free twenty minutes thirty minutes an hour sessions depending on what you WANNA do. Some advice would be for people that she off being a bit overwhelmed with the whole issue of what do I do? Now that I'm not working on going back is to establish the daily routine. Wake up the same way. You would wake up every time you set your goals for the day in between them take breaks where you're either going for walks or you're just taking time out to the family that around your friends you know and connects with your employees. The Noble Way. You would eventually actually. I think what's also interesting about you? The other problems that might arise when you kind of already from home is Sunday. If you're working virtually your Dr gets bombarded so many meetings because again you know having to either Goto meeting or you know physically being the meeting room when I think about what I would advise people to do is space out their time so to ensure they're not they're not in continuous back to back meetings and also they have you know social meetings included in there where they can have copied Copycat jobs have lunch with colleagues Ashley So I think it's definitely comes down to the routine piece and just making sure that your routine consists of you actually having something active whether it's going for jog in the morning before you start your day or lunchtime or having a walk in the afternoon just to break up not constantly being in front of the Laptop. You exercises in there as well. Do you mean things like meditation affirmations? What do you mean? I said mental health and physical health. I combined If you are mentally healthy you can be physically healthy and vice versa. So for me I think from a mental perspective meant to help. Perspective is very much around the mindfulness. It's very much around meditation. It's very much around yoga sessions but also to get your you know your blood pumping and just being a bit more physically active you could do sit-ups you could do jumping jacks do different things so. I think it's around of a good balance between Exercising the mind but also exercising the
Jefferson Hack on Why The World Must Not Be Complacent
"Hi. This is Imran at founder and CEO of the business of fashion and welcome to another special edition of the podcast. Today I sit down. Virtually with Jefferson Hack founder Updates Media Jefferson and I have been able to have conversations over the past decade about the role of media. And there's probably no more important time to that conversation then now as we're all navigating the unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by this Pandemic which has now reached more than one hundred and seventy countries around the world with more than four hundred thousand infections and tens and tens of thousands of people who have died so. What's the role of fashion media in this context? And how do we? As independent media companies navigate the situation. What is the impact that we can have during this uncharted time? That's what I speak to. Jefferson up on this special episode. So here's Jefferson Hack inside Fashion Jefferson. Hey Ron how're you man? I'm here I'm happy to be talking to you and Thanks for inviting me. To be on the coast. Yeah no it's a pleasure to talk. You know actually. I was thinking this morning back to my very first interview with you that we did. Do you remember at the Sanderson Hotel. Oh that was a long time ago. That was our first. Theo F live event and ever and we had the conversation and it was rolling out on twitter and people were sending questions from all around the world. And this this is Kinda the same except you and I can't sit together But I'm really glad to have the chance to talk to you. I mean so are you doing you know I'm well. I'm in good health My immediate family are in good health. Everyone's kind of say an isolation my staff in good health has no. I'm a director emergencies taking place amongst the employees or In days media so for that. I'm just really grateful for that I feel blessed and you know as far as what's happening in the wider world and what's happening with Corona Virus Of course you know I mean. Words cannot really describe it. I think I find words quite inadequate to describe what's going on but you know if I had to pick one word. It would be about kind of adapt adopting adopting with of the changing circumstances. That going on so I guess on a personal level. That's where I'm at but yet is going to be a lot to talk about in this Picasso. I'll let you do you know how are you? I'm good also healthy and grateful and taking some time out every day to make space for some meditation and reflection and a walk in the park. Because we're still allowed to do that here in London and you know like you. I'm just kind of grappling with what's happening. There's so many different perspectives. There's so much information which is kind of when I thrive actually making sense of information overload But I find my brain is operating at a speed and a and a intensity level that is unusually high and so I'm trying to make sure I take those moments to pause and stop and reflect It's good it's good advice. I think you know it's the same for everybody. I mean it's as much as if it's a pandemic Susan Info Democ. You know we're kind of overwhelmed with information stotts all the different opinions analysis speculations and You know I think without kind of practicing self care. It's incredibly easy to kind of get sucked into things like fierro high brings. It or doing things that are harmful just to distract ourselves from the reality of what's going on and I think that's really kind of like natural human reactions. You hit on some really important points. I think you know that some of the things that we're really trying to inspire our audience with seventeen million Digital audience across the world across platforms. And you know one of the most immediate thing is is really the kind of you know the mental health awareness and just being able to be effective as a media in being able to influence people's Moods. I mean we can change the way people feel all that moves through the stories and the tone of the stories that we published so no. That was a a an incredible kind of role that media. Compla- in in this time of crisis all type of media specifically you and I were exchanging text messages the other day about you know how companies like ours independent media companies in this kind of global industry. Like what's what's our role and I'm I'm really curious to well. Yeah I mean that was exactly it. We were like texting each other. Because it's all about reaching out out right. It's all about you know being in touch with each other as independent media as a people in the industry who are active who are part of the community of people in in in in kind of in fashion in the UK in globally and an culture. And that's all I've been doing since this has been really becoming more and more of a crisis and I think that's that's what we've got is kind of our connections and are connected and staying connected as a huge a huge part of this the way that we're going to manage to navigate this. Yeah I wanted to start there actually so you know when when did the kind of penny drop for you that this was going to become you what it's become this kind of unprecedented situation in kind of a kind of modern in the last hundred years at least maybe since the Spanish flu and what was your initial reaction of how to manage it as the leader of this this media company possible level. You know I was still a woman fashion week into Paris fashion week. I didn't finish the week up but you know things are becoming much more evidence during that week that did this was becoming incredibly serious and Some of the myths were flying around with being busted. And some clarity was coming to the kind of you know. Health impact that this was going to have an and what was going to be needed by government in order to deal with that so you know. I think it wasn't really till Mellon went into lockdown that it really kind of began to be real and hearing the stories firsthand from clients and friends in Milan about what they were going. Through in lockdown really started helping inform a lot of our thinking at days so that's really the the unprecedented we had in the only way to recognize that it was well. You know that it was that it was likely to get much more serious but you know I think these things are always understood in hindsight and in the moment you know you always think oh well you know it might be contained. There might not come here. Things might not be as bad for us you know. I think that's part of kind of that was part of that was part of my early thinking but you know we. We reacted pretty quickly. I think is a as a media company before the government were telling people to Work will not clubs. We you know we already told staff to work from a meter ready during Paris fashion week. We telling our staff that if it wasn't essential for them to come into the office that they weren't required to come to the office because we wanted to keep people say so. Yeah that's the kind of thing and then when when it really became evident you know. I think our media reaction was one of you know this is a global state of emergency now and you know we have to face a humanitarian health. Disaster that You know we can be helpful and useful in In using some of our resources in some of our media to point directly to that. And we have judy of KETCHAOUA staff. So We'd been working on managing that and managing their work from home situation and then there's a carrying consideration for our audience which we just touched on before and really when we were texting. It was all about kind of understanding with questions we were. We were kind of In discussion about was like. What is the role of of media in this new reality? Yeah what what is our purpose now and I think you know where we had puppies before. Now it's really about focusing the clarity of purpose making sure that the row we're playing in the daily life of our audience is really bringing value
Should the Premier League void the season?
"But it's something we haven't looked for a while but this is how the Premier League looks of course a lot of speculation about how they could play these final few matches to tie up the season and we welcome Craig. Burley back from his vacation. Wore a moment craig I am. I know she's been tweeting that much. But you did tweet much sympathy. I saw two players who may be concerned that playing matches over a short period of time. Cool some muscle strains yeah. I don't think it was necessarily players but I read something about some Boffin. Some expert Wall Premier League officials that trying to squeeze excellent Games into whatever they may be remaining of. The season could cost cost some serious muscle damage. Oughta garbage. We're in a moment where you know. People are obviously fighting for the lives as a DEMOC- around the world and we and we have some people feeling sorry potentially for primarily football as it should be fed a federal in the world have squeeze a few extra games then is is the biggest problem facing everybody. I think it just sums up some of the cartoon world these primarily please rob pen. It's absolute nonsense as I said. I think you said on twitter occupational Heiser. The you got to do what you're going to do to get this season. Finish what it takes. I suppose the chills earlier about those quotes that Rio Ferdinand put up on instagram regarding the future of the League saying that they should just avoid it now.
Know the facts about coronavirus disease
"To expand our supply. A lot of other equipment is badly needed right now in hospitals and clinics all over the country. You think it's time Dr Burks to start actually mandating production of these critical supplies time to start converting factories to the to the production to meet these kinds of demands. We're so fortunate with the legislation that just came out that we just on locked ninety percent more than mass than we had just two days ago. So I think we're looking and see how much of the need is met by that. And then of course honeywell has also volunteered. I've also seen reports of Construction. Workers taking their current stock to their local clinics. We put out a call to the manufacturers and to the construction workers to do that and people are responding. Others have donated mass. And so we're really looking at. What is the need now as we do all of these innovations on lock further potential Italy Saw more than six hundred deaths in the last twenty four hours alone they actually have more hospital beds per person than we do here in the United States. Are you seeing enough is enough being done right to increase hospital capacity ca? Certainly that is the potentially. Well certainly we're responding with all the resources of the federal government and I think you know the Army Corps of Engineers have been out talking to the individuals and the governor of New York. You know we're moving the Dod mercy and comfort to be available. We're looking of course at mash units we're looking at Vail ability of Va is. We're also looking at the availability of ambulatory surgical centers. Because now that we ask people to give up elective surgeries that opens up a large number of beds that are already fitted with ventilators. That can be utilized. I I have every confidence in the American people to come up with even more innovations to be able to serve individuals but in Italy. It's really important to look very specifically at the geography. They may have lots of hospital beds but the outbreak is very much concentrated in Lombardy region. That makes it then. It's only relevant. How many beds they have in that region. And that's why we're tracking this epidemic on a county by county city by city manner. Because we really have to know where the search capacity will be needed. Not only where it is. Data coming in from. Italy is really amazing because it shows and correct me. If I'm wrong Dr Burks that the viruses actually twice is deadly for men as it is for women are the cases here in the United States following that trend. Yeah we talked about that too smarting and the briefing and I'm really glad the information is getting out from those press briefings and I really WanNa thank all the ministers of health who had been providing US data from around the world and so we've been watching mortality very carefully we wanNA really understand how to prevent mortality in the United States. We've been tracking and we've talked about. How important prior medical conditions and in Italy again? Most of the individuals who succumb to this disease had three medical can other prior existing medical conditions. So we've been tracking very hard and putting out. Those warnings warnings about age. People really understood but this new data about the male female ratio is really quite striking. And you're absolutely right from age fifty on it. Almost twice as many men are dying as women and so that really makes us really have to look into that and understand that and really just having the knowledge of that helps us in the United States. So we can be very specific and talking to the American people about who to protect and how to protect the really striking indeed. You've also Dr Ray. Some serious concerns about younger people. You're in the United States becoming seriously. Ill a CDC report just out. On five hundred hospitalized patients actually find that nearly forty percent were between the ages of twenty and fifty four. So what are you actually learning about these younger patients? And what's your message to them. Well thank you wolf but you know the day that we say up to age fifty five is younger is addition of twenty twenty twenty. Bet It's if you look at twenty two forty four it's only twenty percent and if you look in that age group unlike twelve percent were in the ICU. And of course the numbers then get so small. And that's why we've been working very hard with Italy and Europe and South Korea to really understand what they saw so that we can send out really important guidance to our physicians and nurses were on the front line and I really WanNa thank the hospitals in Seattle who have also been providing US information about what they're seeing how they're confronting it. That said we know young people can get sick reassuring pieces at least so far only one individual under nineteen has come to this illness and that was in China but those numbers can change particularly of a young person has a preexisting medical condition. And that's why we're saying to everyone we know. A lot of the cases will be mild. But you can't predict who is going to get the severe illness because you don't know when you walk across the street if that person has a preexisting condition and that's why we've really been appealing to the American people to really attack one another and follow the guidelines. The president put out yesterday President Trump said a drug called caloric wine could be made available and he said quote almost immediately. That's what he said to treat corona virus but today doctor Fauci said there's only anecdotal evidence that this could potentially have any effected preventing or treating the virus. How close are you to approving any drug at all? That could treat this virus because we know vaccine is according to the doctor Fauci at least a year a year and a half away. You know. That's a really great question. And you know Dr Foul she and I both were on the front lines of the HIV AIDS response. And I think you know from nineteen eighty one to one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. When we didn't have effective drugs. We tried a lot of things and some of them did help some and so I think it's very reasonable to try particularly an off the shelf drug which chloroquine hydroxy caloric are and if they're available and they were making them available to physicians in the United States. I think it's important to study them. But when you have an epidemic like this within virus that's new you do WanNa try whatever you have. As long as they can't harm the patients and so being very clear about the side effects making sure that the patients fit the profile and giving the physicians the ability to make those decisions for those patients with those patients and really having dialogue so making these drugs available makes it available to physicians to have that dialogue with their patients and provide that as an option. And I think you know they're also Rendez. Severe Studies ongoing. There's also monoclonal. Antibodies plasma for reese's Hyper Immune Globulin. All of these things. We're working on simultaneously. They will all go into trials but if we can make some drugs available early just to make sure that there's an option for people to try them. I think it's really critical really effectively. Treat these corona virus patients that would be enormously important even if we have to wait much longer for an actual vaccine. I know the administration has been working on a way to report the total number of tests being done in public and private labs around the country. Where does that stand? Can you give us an estimate of the total number of tests? That have been already done nationwide. Well you know I'm data triangulate. Or so all I can tell you is I know that. In general positivity rate is between nine and eleven percent and we have I think your latest numbers fifteen sixteen thousand. I'm not I haven't seen the latest numbers go up because I should just so. If if ninety percent or negative you can do the calculation of how many tasks we have done. But you're going to spend the press conference tomorrow talking about our approach to testing and really I just WanNa make it clear you know the pandemic flu preparedness. I really relied on us. Being our first big plan DEMOC being flu or a flu pandemic so we did have testing available for flu. But when you have a completely new virus you have to come up with a brand new test. I think we started on the flu. Platform quickly realized it had to go into a commercial platform and that's why the president called in the manufacturers
If social media giants collaborate, can they wrestle down COVID-19 misinformation?
"Earlier this week. Facebook Google Microsoft is linked in Reddit. Twitter and Youtube sent out a joint statement saying they would be working closely together to combat misinformation about cove in nineteen while also working to build community but social media companies have said they were fighting misinformation before without a lot of meaningful impact. Let's dig into this in quality assurance segment where we take a deeper look at a big tech story. Sheera over day covers technology at the New York Times. I asked her what these platforms are doing differently. I think what some of the big tech companies have said is that they're collaborating on. Best Practices to help spread. Good Information and tamp down on bad information. So what that means practically is that your seeing on places like Youtube and at the top of your facebook or instagram feed information that those companies are pushing you from the World Health Organization or credible news organizations. What we're seeing here is basically a wholesale rewriting of Internet governance by these large companies on the fly because of this crisis. Doesn't this raise many of the same issues that have always been raised which is can we trust these platforms to identify this stuff and get right? Absolutely I think all those same anxieties about the power of these companies is still there. What is the right balance between kind of free speech and free spread of of good information and tapping down on bad information and these companies? Don't always make good decisions. They don't enforce their own rules effectively or they do so inconsistently so all those same problems are there. It just feels muted by the urgency of this public health crisis I mean it seems like it is often the case that in an emergency power gets flexed in ways that are not undone after the fact and so I just wonder like will there be a taking advantage. Will there be a reset in some way of the roles and the goals if they flex all the power at once all the problems of the Big Internet spaces. They're all still there and you're right. This could be a situation where the Internet companies become more empowered more emboldened as much as they have before to you know patrol. What happens to collect more information about people particularly if there's pressure on them to collect information for kind of health tracing sorts of things It just feels like it's not the most urgent question and right now for these tech companies. I WANNA clarify. Do you think it's not the most urgent question internally or externally or both both I think yeah yeah right so if they are successful. Is it going to show that they could have been successful at this all along in some way a public health crisis a global pandemic is much more black and white than all these other issues that the companies deal with on a day to day basis? So maybe the rules that they're writing for something that is so urgent you know endangering the health of many millions of people. Maybe that doesn't apply to all the day to day stuff that that these companies deal with the kinds of of Internet communication that happens on a regular basis. But we'll see if it succeeds. Will there be any going back in terms of content moderation. I think there will be going back because again the kinds of black and white issues that a pandemic presents are different than do we allow trump to tweak things that seem vaguely threatening or what do we do about misinformation that spreading in India. Those are things that are either less black and white or maybe not at the top of the priority pile for these big companies and this corona virus crisis is different. Because it's both extremely urgent. Everybody is making this their top priority. And it's so cut and dried. The choices they have to make. Is that that cut and dried though. I mean like what is twitter going to do about? President trump has sincerely tweeted misinformation. You know or at a time when there is so when there is not that much known about how many cases there are in the United States or about how the virus behaves are about whether it infects children you know. There is a lot of speculation and the arising in some cases from expert sources in some cases. Maybe not but you know it feels to me like it's still pretty hard you're right it's a good point. I think there are still going to be edge cases. I'm also a particularly worried about misinformation spreading in smaller groups. We've seen things like facebook groups and what's APP which are sort of pro again private messages or private postings We're those are places where the even pre corona virus that dangerous misinformation started to spread on. It's much harder for those big internet companies to police that kind of stuff. So you're right that I think there are gonna be hard calls And I think the issue is going to be that people are paying close attention but I think it just feels so urgent for the companies to do something that they're going to get a lot of slack again for for good or for ill They're being the power that we worried about. These big tech companies have having now we want them to flex that power. Syra Day covers technology at the New York Times. Her soon to launch newsletter is on Tech. Wish your over day and now for some related links on Wednesday twitter said it would ban and remove tweets that were spreading misinformation in a way that could actually cause the new corona virus itself to spread faster it took down tweets by some prominent people including two that encouraged people to take to the streets and also encouraged businesses to defy orders to close down or shelter in place researchers in Italy who track misinformation and bought online analyzed. More than one hundred twenty one million tweets based on their emotional content as well as misinformation and found that quote. The amount of unreliable news is a huge potential threat to public health. The World Health Organization has labeled it an Info Democ but experts said it is prompting an opposite and hopefully equal response from fact checkers part of the problem. They say is a lack of good information to counter the bad the researchers also found that on the emotional front quote. The whole world is sad which I can't lie broke my heart a little bit on the facebook side of things to mark. Zuckerberg has started doing live streams with health experts like Dr Anthony. Fauci the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and America's doctor right now but CNN has a piece pointing out what over also noted facebook's biggest misinformation problem is what's up and news. That spreads quickly enclosed groups.
News in Brief 19 August 2019
"This is the news in brief from the united nations. Afghanistan is at a crucial moment in its history as it marks one hundred years of independence the head of the u._n. Mission there said on monday following a series of terror attacks in recent days in a statement on monday at amaechi yamamoto. Who's the head of the united nations nations assistance mission in afghanistan or you. Nama said that despite decades of conflict afghans are committed to a nation that is stable peaceful and prosperous and that upholds the human rights of women and men alike. Mr yamamoto also expressed hope that elections due to take place next month but give voice to the people of afghanistan while also maintaining that there was a real possibility for breakthroughs in pace after so many years of war a reference to ongoing negotiations between taliban extremists and the united states the chief's comments come amid numerous at recent terror attacks on civilians including a suicide bomb strike on a wedding party on saturday that claimed the lives of sixty three people and injured more than one hundred eighty august. The nineteenth is well humanitarian day designated by the u._n. General assembly early in two thousand and eight the day shines light on the half a million or so aid workers across the globe and the dangers they face all over the world special events are taking place to honor the life. Saving contributions are female aid workers. He make up about forty percent of all humanitarian staff. One country with exceptionally high humanitarian needs as the democratic craddock republic of the congo d._r._c. this year alone nearly thirteen million people there will need humanitarian aid as a result of protracted conflict and violence and democ disease. He's and the year-old ebola outbreak in the northeast. Here's sylvia rec- a product manager for the food and agricultural organization. She's based in goma eastern d._r._c. I have worked in countries where the woman cannot show any part of a body or where a man would not even looking at me while talking to me. I think the biggest pro is that being a woman a have better access to the women we assist them. We work with and for a better understanding of the needs and their desire the thoughts and and also it puts me in a better more privileged position to listen to them to be able to seat also sometimes physically with them where in some context for a man would not be possible able to have a free conversation with a with a woman according to the u._n. In two thousand eighteen one hundred thirty one humanitarian were killed in attacks. One hundred and forty four were wounded and another one hundred thirty were kidnapped. The most dangerous countries for aid workers are south sudan syria and idiocy to yemen now and staying hang with world humanitarian day the u._n.'s top aide coordinator in yemen. Lease grandy has renewed her appeal for an end to the conflict in a statement on monday miss granny the insisted that every aid work in yemen understands that the most important development the country's people can hope for is for the belligerence to lay down their weapons and allow humanitarian syrians better access despite the dangers of working in yemen as government forces continue to battle. Who's the opposition. Forces in the northwest. Ms grandy said that more than twelve twelve and a half million people still receive life saving aid every month. These people would not survive without us. Miss grandi insisted in reference to the fact that nearly eight and ten yemenis emmys twenty four million people need assistance making it the world's largest humanitarian crisis daniel johnson u._n. News.
Rising Democratic Party Star Urges Hollywood Not To Leave Georgia Over Abortion Law
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame. Your art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge order with code NPR. There's a growing push in Hollywood to boycott the state of Georgia. It comes in response to Georgia passing a Bill that restricts abortion, but a rising star in the Democratic Party is urging Hollywood not to leave Stacey Abrams. Who lost a close race for governor of door to last year says this is the wrong strategy that it could cost tens of thousands of jobs that people who work in Georgia's entertainment industry, Rachel Martin, talk to Abrahams in Los Angeles, where she has been meeting with Hollywood executives this week. There is a strong emphasis on schilling our values through boycotts. And as a daughter of the south, I appreciate that. But the solution to this challenge, does not come simply from REM. Moving economic opportunities. It actually comes from changing the composition of our leadership. Because while this force pregnancy Bill is one attempt to remove access to health care, their other bills that will follow, if this one doesn't succeed if we want a permanent solution, we need a permanent change in that means investing in political change in the state of Georgia, and that's why I need people to stay and fight. Although can't you do both to some degree. I mean, there are examples of how economic boycotts, can at least creep public pressure that leads to change. I'm thinking of the two thousand sixteen boycott of North Carolina over the transgender bathroom Bill or the boycott that in Indiana of the tension between gay rights and religious freedom. I mean those boycotts created public pressure that helped leverage change. They did. But we have to remember that the LT Hugh community years, building a narrative within the corporations that work while it's happening now has not reached the same place. That's why you see that. It's the entertainment industry. That's pushing back. But when the religious freedom bills, removing it with fortune five hundred company that was tech company, the challenges that in two years, this Bill will likely become law, and if we want to repeal it, we have to recognize the people who pass this law for those legislators, this isn't democ too, how they win election. These are not people who are going to rescind their beliefs or their votes. And so the most effective way to change the outcome is to actually change the people were making decision. Do you think Democrats have missed the boat and not creating the kind of foundation and structure around abortion, that Republicans have over the years. I don't think that they've missed the boat. I think there is a belief that because of the supreme court had made Roe v Wade settled law. And because for forty years the battle despite being joined had never truly moved in the direction of repeal of review weighed, I think Democrats did believe that we were in a safer position. How? Ever my responsibilities to meet the challenge where it stands. And I'm proud of the work that's being done by reproductive choice groups. I'm proud of the voices were hearing coming out of the democratic leaders. But we also have to remember that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, it doesn't ban abortion. It's simply returns the responsibility 'cause the state, and we want the state of Georgia to be effective to have a business climate, that invites not only the entertainment industry with other companies we have to solve our healthcare crisis and that includes solving the crisis of making sure women have access to healthcare by having access to reproductive choice. Former vice president, Joe Biden recently reversed, his long-held support for something called the Hyde amendment which essentially bans federal funding for abortion. Do you believe all Democrats should have a uniform position on all aspects of the abortion debate? I believe that leaders are required to serve the people and abortion access is a healthcare. Right. It is the way women can control their bodies until their futures are economic destiny. And while your personal beliefs are absolutely yours as a leader. I believe that we should be pushing for and electing leaders who reflect that value who believe that women should have the right to make healthcare decisions for themselves, and their families that should be a litmus test for all Democrats running for president. I, I don't use that language, but I do think that for the purposes of this election, we have uniformity among the, the candidates, and I think that's a good thing. There are more than twenty Democrats running for president. Is there space for you? I think that there is space formation. I decided that I can add value to this contest. I have not decided that yet and my job right now is to protect jobs in Georgia. Protect women in Georgia by not only holding onto the entertainment industry jobs that we have, but also thinking about the next five years in ten years in forty years. We should not have to continue litigating bodily atonomy for women. Reproductive freedom for women and my mission is the most TJ way we can secure those rights. And right now, that means staying in fighting in Georgia that was Stacey Abrams talking with Rachel Martin.
"democ" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"Brought up measles on my last podcast. And I just want to just break down a couple of things that we should be reminding everyone, of course, children should get to live attenuated vaccines. If you kids have had those vaccines and they've been available since the nineties, essentially, you're fine prior to that seventies and eighties. You probably ought to have the immunity documented with a blood test. If that's sort of a you talk to your doctor about that. If you were born seventies sixties late fifties. You really must get your immunity documented with a blood test. I personally was born in that fifty seven to sixty three window when we didn't get adequate the kind of XI's really wasn't designed to last a lifespan release. It hasn't turned out that way. So I. Retook the vaccine three days ago, and I may get a second ones on the healthcare provider healthcare providers supposed to get to vaccines. He and any question will get the vaccine, it's harmless. It doesn't hurt obviously pregnant women to be careful people on steroids immune diseases, those things talk to your doctor, no matter what talk to your physician, but we need to be vaccinated because although people can look at these outbreaks that were having recently and say, oh, just five cases. Just twenty cases. It's localized. Yes. An outbreak is defined by a change in the distribution of disease in location, and temporarily mean all of a sudden change in one location over its specified period of time. Could be three cases could be five cases could be five thousand cases. It's the change that we jump on outta democ. It's an outbreak. Measles is so contagious. You literally somewhat means can walk through the produce department of the grocery store, you could walk through a couple of hours later, you will get it. You will get it. If you're not properly immunized by greatest fear is that's gonna get into the homeless popular. Action. If it does this is going to be a massive massive problem and as the viral load in the community rises, even people with partial immunity will not be able to keep off this disease..
"democ" Discussed on 1A
"I started to show talking about the government shutdown over thankfully, gang. But really, we're not out of the woods. President Trump called spending negotiations that have restarted on Capitol Hill. He called him a waste of time in several Republicans in congress say that they do not want the president to follow through on his threat to declare a national emergency to build the wall. Anyway, no matter what congress says, meanwhile, house speaker Nancy Pelosi said there will be no money for a wall in this next round of negotiations. So that on Thursday, the president had this to say about speaker, Pelosi's refusal to fund that wall, and by the way, if you go to a one and you take. On that wall. You will have so many people coming into a country that dancy Pelosi will be begging for a walk should be thinking for a long. She will say Mr President, please, please give us a wall. Nancy Pelosi is not currently begging for a while. But there, but there are some signs of flexibility. I noticed Nancy Pelosi yesterday said no money for the wall will ever be spent, but the barriers or infrastructure might be order might be in order. The government is back open and funded now but funding for the government runs out on February fifteenth, and Jonathan part there's a cement game that starting with the wall here. I noticed where Nancy Pelosi said there will be no money for a wall. There might be barriers there might be fences. I like infrastructure Republicans on the hill say call it, whatever you want something that's going to be built and everybody seems to be getting ready to claim victory when something gets built just don't call it. The w word, right? And I would quibble with your characterization that the semantics games are starting democ-. Rats have been talking about border security for months now, they just are adamant about this. This idea of a wall in answer Pelosi has been very clear about that other Democrats been very clear about that. But they are talking about. Hey, what about more more enforcement officers? What about more drones, but about more technology? What about all these other things you could do to enhance border security Democrats have been clear about that? And if that's what it takes in order for them to come to a deal by February fifteenth great. But if the president keeps himself on this idea that he must have a wall, which we know from the New York Times is simply a device that the campaign came up for him to remember to talk about immigration if he insists on having a wall, then we could be in a situation where a national emergency is called. And we'll be in more uncharted territory. Read if we get to a place where infrastructure is built in politicians of different. Stripes. Call it what they want in order to claim victory that won't necessarily be anything new in Capitol Hill politics. But what about this this conference committee? This latest round in negotiations. Are are they intent on getting to a place where there isn't a shutdown again? Well, you've got a number of Republicans who are up Perea Lexington. Twenty twenty who saw the the political peril that the lead the thirty five day shutdown caused them and and cost President Trump and a lot of the members of the of the conference committee that are negotiating I mean, these are serious guys. They're appropriators. There's a Senator dick Shelby of Alabama the longtime appropriate or himself said something like, hey, let's, you know, let's stop the democratic and Republican talking points and let the appropriators do it which hearkens back to a time in in congress. When there were three parties there were the Democrats, the Republicans and the appropriators, and if that if those are the the guys who were coming up with some kind of deal, then yes, something can happen..
"democ" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression
"Even like the thought of going to that counselor and saying those words loud, I'd never said that I'd never said like, I think I might be depressed. I never said that until I spoke to her. And as soon as I did, I like just started crying because I was like, oh, this this just feels like this this bottled up thing that I was never able to talk about or knowledge until that moment when I walked down the long hallway to get to her office like sat on that couch and kind of was able to have her mission to talk about that. It's funny to me that that somebody who who is such an act. Democ Cheever is you is is still like I can't get out of bed, and I'm not eating could there be something wrong? I'd like to see evidence. Day twelve. It was it. I had like I remember that. I had I had like garbage piled up in the like in like next to my bed because I would order delivery and just kind of make sure I didn't like what around. Yeah. Like, I like I. Yeah. Just made like I took care of myself just enough that I didn't starve, and and it was just like it was it was not a happy time. Why did you go to MIT in the first place? I think it's it's kind of like it's kind of like why does anyone go to t in the first place, which is that there's often it's because they want to and they think it'll be great. Sure. I think like I think so what else I'm not like I it seems like everyone I talked to at MIT was like we're here because of the like the branding the brand of the school in like, how would you turn that down? And like why like if you're someone who's wired to sort of try to like try to pursue sort of like, a recognition and validation. I think that's the that's the thing you go to you you go you try to you try to go to MIT. Okay. I just wanna point out. I have nothing against the Massachusetts Institute of technology. But I do find it intriguing. The Johnny says there were so many people there who felt like. They had to be there. Compulsory. Not optional. Johnny says he ran into that through all the many years of school that he went through where even the suffering and misery was characterized as positive, and I think there's like this entire kinda metality academia where like you're supposed to suffer. And like suffering is the thing that everyone does. And it's a rite of passage, and you get this reward for suffering for years and years at the end of it league now having like through it in three different schools. Like, I it's this thing that I realize it's incredibly toxic thing. And it led to a lot of really like self destructive behavior for me like I would get no sleep for days on end, and I would work and try to try to like perform. Well, it got to a point. Where like I think my one of my thesis projects in undergrad. It wasn't even a thesis project. It was just a project for one of my classes, but I stayed up for like four days straight working on it. I had to eventually give up because I had ruptured something in my stomach, and like, I just had this blinding pain..
"democ" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"So I think that as as we talked about earlier, there's certainly some research on essential that he acids n different types from the kind of what we call again, the preclinical side. So things that are done in in Petri dishes in in rodent models that show that there may be some benefit. I think where the really interesting sort of data is behind those particular ingredients comes to stem, inflammation and calming down systemic inflammation, also for cardiovascular health. So I think that these kind of fall into a similar categories of what we're talking about before. As you know, things that we don't really have the day eight hour or no if they relate is Chris says moves the needle on the sent protection arm, but there's pretty good data out there that these are things that are very good for your health and probably should be being cooperated in into the diet. However that area that I'm most familiar with is kind of a cardiovascular health side. And also, MRs democ, inflammation side of things got it. Cool. So back to send out the phone make sure we talk I know that some questions at gotten about that specifically related to Ken kids, take it can pregnant women take it. And I know all Batasuna lens of ask your practitioner based on the formulation. Do you guys have any guidelines for who can take it? Definitely. So as you can see on the bottle, if you're a customer gets says twelve plus, and as we've related, you know, talk to your doctor is not just like a casual or lawyers made us put it there thing. Like that is important right now, there is knows the civic. Evidence that any of our ingredients are harmful whatsoever to kids a basically besides the Polly petroleum. We mentioned the vitamin d we mentioned the rest of it is is basically a vegetable step yoga..
"democ" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Across the N across has been known as somebody who is very very involved by people at the White House. However, they all the president Oprah went after my friend, April. Ryan who is not an ego maniac. And he also went after her he's got Jeff tweedy in my view. Well, that's a whole different subject. If he doesn't tweet some of the areas the media doesn't give him coverage. You know that? I mean, they just ignore story. They've ignored several stories with Melania Trump said, yes, I agree. I think the word he has to remove from his vocabulary is stupid. He seems to think everyone is stupid. But I think cost we'll get back. Democ lost will never win Mr. Congeniality, even among the press corps because it's me, I he doesn't share. Would you not agree to that? He definitely will not win vistor Congeniality. Right. Just so we make it April may be, but Mr. Jim Acosta. No. And I think CNN odd kind of give him a few lessons on cordial and respectful. You may not like the president. But if you remember, Dan, rather the press car was shocked when he said he answered back the president. They said, what do you think he said, what do you think? Mr President thought they were shocked by because there should be some gentility about it. And there's not so I'm asking do you think the media will sit back and kind of look at their roles. Also now, I don't I mean, I think the media is very upset about this..
"democ" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Imagine not having to worry about these purges and voted this -verting suppression that we're hearing about in all these states that have a huge affect and just democratic governor has the power to an a democ-. Secretary of state by the way, which is why secretary of state races statewide are important, even though people don't talk about that a lot earn credibly important because they then have the power to make sure that doesn't happen. And I think, look, I think the third big reason why Democrats win governorships is so important is because, and this is the reason is partly most real to ordinary people is the chance for Democrats to pass progressive policy in states with a democratic governor and a democratic legislature. And in some cases, democratic governor in, you know, a Republican legislature that they can work with, but usually it's unified government. And I mean, when we have been talking about the twenty eighteen election, we talk about congress. We are even the best case scenario. When if Democrats win the house and Democrats one Senate, we still wouldn't be able to pass anything. We would just be able to stop all of Trump's bad shit, which is huge. But the way. Stopping the Trump agenda, but it's not going to be very satisfying to a lot of people who say, okay, well, what are Democrats actually gonna pass that's going to change my life. Well, we're not going to be able to do that until twenty twenty, but we win governorships in wheat in Democrats take control of certain state governments. You're gonna actually real progressive policy coming out of it. We have a couple of examples in New Jersey where Phil Murphy democrat Murphy won the governorship there in Washington state. We have unified government. Some of the policies that have come out of these states in the last couple years. Fifteen dollar minimum wage, automatic voter, registration, Medicaid expansion, gun control laws, banning bump, stocks and background checks, equal pay laws equal pay line in New Jersey, millionaire tax hikes to fund education and healthcare programs. These are policies affect the lives of millions and millions of people if democrat governors and democratic legislatures can pass them in these states, and we saw this in Virginia to in the house, the delegates was decided by literally picking a vote out of a hat. And because. There were so many Democrats in the legislature and because Ralph north and one, he was able to force the Republicans legislature to accept Medicaid expansion and that man hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia have health insurance for the first time. This shit really matters. Imagine that winning an election and then being able to help people to do something right. Not just block bad shit. I'd also like to thank you for finishing my list of three, which I stopped at two, which is something that's happened to me as I'm getting older because it's always my habit because momma who was linear, sort of three things about this. Let me make two points about this. So I would always be like Mr President, three things. And then oftentimes I would only have two things I have to spend midway through the second thing trying to call the third. I knew my three things, but I just, I just decided, well, I'm, I always get most excited about the last one to just because I think a lot of people who a lot of voters who don't pay super close attention to politics in this country. What they see in politics is. As you know, Trump acting like an asshole, but also a lot of yelling and screaming in Washington and not not a lot getting done. And I think as progressives as as as the party that believes that government has a role to play in making a difference in people's lives. We have to eventually pass policy that makes a difference in people's lives and let them know in connect the dots where people say, the reason you have healthcare. The reason there's a higher minimum wage right now. The reason you're automatically registered to vote is because you elect Democrats, and they made that happen, and it's going to be very hard to do that in congress between now and twenty twenty, but it's not going to be hard in the states if we flip these governorship..
"democ" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Are the party of crime. How does that sound? As not the new campaign slogan. Sounds a little tough. But through open borders. And he's had a lot of fun. Good, buddy. Joe Biden, we call them one percent Biden until Obama took him off the trashy couldn't do anything. One percent of the vote. Louise brilliant stand up act Louis C K doing standup guy. This guy's much better value. This is the this is the one I wanna know who he's talking about come on show who's he talking about here, Joe Bartlett. I happen to know some United States senators one who is on the other side who's pretty aggressive. I've seen that person in very bad situations. Okay. I've seen that person in very very bad situations somewhat compromising who's he talking about. Well, no, he's hungry Schumer. Yeah. He knows a lot about Schumer Schumer. Well, I don't I don't ask Schumer is. In bad situations. You never know. Maybe it's Cory Booker. Slam. Let's just slander all the democ brand Kristen gillibrand now. Well. Susan Collins now, no she's on his well, maybe. Joe manchin. I don't know pick any democrat out there, it ain't Dianne Feinstein. Oh, sure. They have a lot of skeletons in their closets. Oh, I think so. Yeah, us we are squeaky clean. Hey, we get back. So a horse walks into a bar. No, really. You got to hear this. You got to see it..
"democ" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Was to, be diagnosed with breast cancer only a, few years ago my company is based on natural cleaning products and I thought to myself well how could I end. Up with breast cancer Christine democ immersed herself in research to find out what was, going on, her findings, inspired her to write a user friendly book educating people on the. Toxins. That may be in their home she says the. Biggest surprise was mattresses with flame retardants, came about when people were, smoking and people were smoking in bed and that's the biggest one and so. I urge. People not just inorganic mattress because those can be quite expensive you want one that is not treated, with flame retardants and what about all the cleaning products we, have in our homes. Democ. Says summit heavy fragrances that can mask other chemicals in the product you. Want to look for sulfate free detergent and you all Also want one that is plant derived and there's. A lot out there fortunately and, you do want to buy the natural brand she, says bottled water can be. A misconception and may sometimes be municipal water that's filter check the label or better yet go to your. Own water you can also get a simple, task you can get the, test, strips at the hardware store also online I, do it all the time I carry it with me wherever I go and I'd, like to it's almost fun I like the, test the water and see the quality of it demagogue so. Recommends buying, organic produce but cleaning non organic produce. Is good too when you bring home your produce I like to wash, mine and simple solution it's. Just water and vinegar and it gets a lot of the residue off for more. Tips checkout dimick's.
"democ" Discussed on Dr. Drew Podcast
"You know, they're going to do what they do and they are growing. I can say around here particularly what's growing the family organization where I'm aware of that. Yeah, some of those scare me a little bit because they, they're not as disciplined in there sometimes as their. Just the as disciplined, they tend to make the more claim to sort of therapeutic process than maybe they should sometimes, but Soviet. That's fine. I'm so glad to see them. We're going to try and they're very well intended. Around here and essentially a lot of people go to alanon even though the family problems are on opioids, yes, but you know that ration- is so profound for these families have lost kids or are worried about losing their kids. And this is a and I live in an area where I think people put a lot of front on, you know, people feel they need to be successful all the time and to just go and ruin where you can grieve and say, you know, my family is frightening and sad, and I feel like a failure and I feel, you know, it's just absolutely vital for for people. There's no, it's really different than you know, the aids epidemic. They took democ- hit communities that already felt like communities, you know, destroyed the pastoral and simply those people knew each other love. Each other had relationships, the opioid epidemic hits. You know, one person here and then another person down the street. They don't know, and then everybody doesn't wanna talk about it. So there isn't, you know, a community around this problem. That like there was around aids. And so you know that in, you know, the fact that does that and and and you know the narcotics anonymous family groups to, I think that's really important. And it also may be a basis for more political pressure in the long term. That I would qualify something. I just said, when you said the family groups categorically twelve step oriented, co-dependency groups are unassailable. I was thinking about some of the family groups that are springing up all over the place that are sort of add hawk. They don't really follow the same kind of structure that kinda do. Usually all the participants are also in alanon, but there's a lot of quote, family support groups out there of all stripes, and they're, they're really well meaning, but they get over their head a little bit sometime. So it's different than alanon the different. And then the Narcan and whatnot, the narcotics anonymous family groups. Nepad cast the ever Osho Dr Chris joined the Thursday, they take your call share expert advice, talk all things, sex, relationships, and self empowerment. It's a judgment free zone. We want you to be a part of the conversation. Don't miss a second of checkout. The Ambro show with Chris at podcast. One apple podcast also remember to rate and review, and since it's the summer of love and in honor of the.
"democ" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"Make them look the damn word up you should people should be looking looking up words by rule of thumb my rule of thumb is yeah i wouldn't use a word that's more complex than you need to sound smart because then you're not gonna smart you're going to pull yourself what you're trying to convey word that you just want to share if you're doing poetry that's different than free could words you want but if it's just pro becca democ writing you're trying to optimize understanding don't right where it's more complicated than it has to be where more obscure than it has to be but i do like words that accomplish certain things that they may be more precise or specific than our general words they may be more efficient like one word that captures something that would otherwise take a whole sentence to say or that expand our conceptual space right so herman unix is one of those words that expands our conceptual space whereas rupt if i think is just an efficient word it's shit and i was physically talking about a sense of being an incentive emotion rushing in numbers that you never before have experienced so it actually was more descriptive than erupt like volcano erupting because then it just means your emotions are out there like messy but it was much more focused youth but at the same time i totally i struggle with that sometimes too joan i find myself just natural using words that are useful that are genuinely useful you know and if i feel like like just comes to mind because it's it says exactly what i want to say are use it you know yeah do you guys have words though that you use all the time and you feel like you overuse them and you wish there were more adjectives for them cronos we use ubiquitous good.
"democ" Discussed on BiggerPockets
"That's really the have to attest big box a lot to wear jane ira i mean we're nowhere near our where we wanna be in in our goals but bigger pocket streamlines that process it's if you leverage channeling the selfish sodomy is in maybe this is the way i'm wired in wales earn but the more i educate the moral learn democ sets yeah absolutely they say that you learn ninety percents of what you teach the best way to learn anything i think one of the ways that i love you is bigger pockets is when you're on the forums or you meet somebody through there you can click on their name you can look at their profile and you can see all the way they've contributed and based on the types of things they're answering the questions are asking you can get to know what kind of person that is right so if i went to your guy's profiles and i looked up jay and i looked up tim i would see the jay was answering questions that were very detail oriented that had to do with analysis that had to do with making sure all your ducks in a row and tim was giving encouraging advice and coming up with these grandiose plans and tell them people like this is what you gotta do you gotta stop doing that and then me knowing myself i can figure out which kind of person that i need in my life to help me become a better investor right now the the problem i think is that most of us are looking for people that are just like we are because we're more comfortable talking to people so analyzers wanna talk to analyzers they get in a circle of analyst and they get their computers out and they they run these numbers and they meant three hours later they feel like they just worked they just did something right they they just take their little analyst into a big lately j just put them on propeller heads just for this.
"democ" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Live panel from the foundation for defensive democracies here in washington dc the moderator barbara democ who's the author of nothing to envy ordinary lives in north korea and she is the newer correspondent for the los angeles times and the panelists young pack is with the brookings institution senior fellow former deputy national intelligence officer for korean peninsula issues with president obama bruce klingner is with the heritage foundation and a former deputy division chief or korea under president clinton anthony jero is with the foundation for defense of democracies and spent almost two decades in the government at the treasury department and the state department including director of treasury's office of global affairs we'll hear more about the potential summit don at the moment between president trump and the north korean leader at two pm eastern at the white house briefing with the press secretary sarah sanders live here on c span radio well ahead of the summit top senate democrats have sent a letter to the president with congressional democrats conditions for lifting sanctions on north korea's part of any deal and two of those democrats held a teleconference today the minority leader chuck schumer and robert menendez who is ranking member on the foreign relations committee this runs fifteen minutes thank you very much and let me thank senator menendez and my other signatories on this letter for getting together with us now over the last few weeks we've seen and off again on again routine from the trump administration when it comes to the potential summit between president trump and kim jong on now that the meeting will proceed as planned we wanna make sure the president's desire for deal with north korea doesn't saddle the united states japan and korea with a bad deal we're all hoping the president will succeed and rooting for peace we very much hope that he'll be able to achieve a lasting and strong agreement but the president needs to be willing to walk away from the table if there isn't a good deal to be had any also needs to be willing to take the time to construct a good deal so today we are strongly urging the.
"democ" Discussed on WTRH
"Started saying there's a tug of war between two ts tolerance and truth and tolerance actually has different meanings you could say well it's the willingness to tolerate opposing values some say it's the acceptance of all values as valid no one has a right to judge anyone or anything is negative you have to be tolerant of everyone for everything all causes all ideas now is that true let's think about has the word tolerance that kind of weight because they would be some who would say tolerance actually is king over truth but that nothing of the word tolerance in drug addiction when you take a drug like heroin or crack cocaine it's and it's used repeatedly over time there's a tolerance for that drug in the physical body to build up there there's in other words a higher dose is required to achieve the same effect so is this good or bad right or wrong today there is an epidemic unprecedented up a democ an epidemic of drug deaths because there can be a physical tolerance without the horrible ramifications at the moment but there's drug body wasn't created to process the high use in terms of the the power of those drugs and so i would say just looking at scripture there's a way that seems right but in the end it leads to death it may seem right right or wrong it seems right but it's wrong for the way god made our fiscal bodies now when that was speaking today i was trying to think i've got to keep the so brief and so i thought do i share this because i could tell i was watching the clock and even when it was passed over to me we were already over the magic of of one o'clock but i thought well we've already passed it so so of course.
"democ" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"The recipient of not one but two cristea gis marconi awards for his broadcast excellence the one and only bill cunningham continue with more and let we the american people decide the outcome of elections and who the office holders need debate does that make sense to anyone other than me we have elections for raising obama did say something right about seven eight years ago he told the republicans namely john bainer go their win elections john don't preach to me about policy go win elections damn it in two thousand ten and twenty twelve at least a house in two thousand fourteen house in the senate 2016 all republicans won out we won elections and guess what the democrats can't stand it democ democrats say wait a minute they want elections let's take him away let's find some campaign violation committed by the democrats the democrats committed the campaign violations the democrats paid fusion gps launder the money three law firm in order to serve as the basis for the pfizer warrant that reconcile and eavesdropped on the trump campaign beginning in the summer of two thousand sixteen almost two years ago the democrats funded a warrant to eavesdrop and surveilled the opponent's campaign isn't that a big deal can you imagine that it's twenty seven or twenty eight and bush forty three is an office and his department of justice begins an effort funded by the republican party to survey all the obama campaign katie bar the door what would a media done the bush of course it would have been racist number one and so how's it possible how's it possible that the democrats laundered millions of dollars through their law firm.
"democ" Discussed on WTMA
"I'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show john mack farragut his rich book telling the story of los angeles on the basis of its violence that beautiful city with all of those roadways that rests upon decades of violence and most of it was not answer most of the did not have justice very rarely and it also was a survivor of the weather and the climate and a chapter that john mack farragut devotes to plagues john i just have a quick list here fifty inches of rain in the in eighteen sixty one followed by two winters of drought where there was less than ten inches seventy percent decline in the arab bility of the land in that tie of land value in that time so you could give it away we also had a plague of locusts to strike the vineyards and then we had a smallpox that swept through and i guess pretty much wiped out the indians is that what this statistic means from two thousand two hundred so the indians were all gone by eighteen seventy is that correct professor yeah i mentioned before the indians composed the basically the working class of los angeles in the eighteen fifties and sixties but they were devastated by the smallpox epidemics smallpox was end democ then is it was it was conveyed all over the country and there were outbreaks of smallpox continually most people had contracted us you know a a case of smallpox as a child and a light case many anglos had immunities they might get sick but they wouldn't die indians had no experience with smallpox had no immunity so the mortality rates of indian communities hit by smallpox goes highest ninety percent so by the eighteen seventies the indians that remain in southern california have largely retreated to their home run theresa's in the mountains or the desert the and you have been replaced as the laboring force in agriculture in the vineyards and in the small manufacturing sector by the immigrant chinese which is an interesting feature fact so yes during the at one of the other things that that propels that change in the economy or is this drought that takes place during the civil war years two or three years of incredible trout like the drought that is now affecting california this drought killed the.
"democ" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Twenty sixteen refugee packed bag symon democ on has the story unimpressed saying the terms of the deal have not been implemented including visafree travel for turkish citizens to the schengen area over the past few years turkey europe relations have been strained and this summit hopes to rebuild trust in istanbul symon de mccann bloomberg daybreak europe porn star stormy daniels has taught cbs she was threatened to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with donald trump in two thousand and six i was in a parking lot going to fitness class with my infant daughter taking the seats facing backwards in the backseat diaper bag you know getting all the stuff out and a guy walked up on me and said to me leave trump along forget the story and then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said it's a beautiful little girl would be ashamed of something how mature mom and then he was gone president trump denies having had an affair with the actress and his lawyers are seeking fourteen million pounds damages and us senator mark warner says facebook hasn't been fully forthcoming in the probe into russian election meddling wanted told nbc that he questioned the use of quite really sketchy firm cambridge analytica but facebook blue that offers they did concerns over russia industry has been reluctant to accept the fact that we're seeing the dark underbelly of social media can be manipulated and frankly mr zuckerberg needs to come and testify he says he will do it if he's the right person wasn't gonna experts on my staff and you don't want my staff you want global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and more than one hundred twenty countries i'm sandra kilhof this is bloomberg yousef let's say crossover for some sports here's george eldon chief executive david richardson says the game of cricket needs to have a hard look at itself following australia county and steve smith span football tampering you'll miss the final test of their series with south africa and stood down as skipper for the last day of their three hundred twenty two run defeat in capetown smith's also in fines along with cameron bancroft who committed the offence persons lewis hamilton says he doesn't understand how he didn't win the.
"democ" Discussed on Science... sort of
"What comes next in the world of research we are we have several grants that were interested in working on that will examine the effect that some of these hurricanes and disruption in the natural environments of the various caribbean islands have had on the democ fauna particularly rodents and bats because that's largely what's left on these islands so we'll be working on that in the next few weeks and months in on the workshop oh yes and on our workshop hey do you know win we're supposed to hear about been wondering yeah i i was thinking about it the other day about hey it's been a while it said january online i think i think we're yeah you know los in an email and we'll find out if we're owned for the workshop or we'll keep trying and maybe if you guys agree or not but our study is essentially one of the few that can demonstrate or put together a logical argument for for direct human impacts on on extinctions in the context of this debate particularly in in of pleistocene like end pleistocene extinctions this debate of is it climate change the which was like presumably more of a natural process at that point or was it over hunting in like that's particularly debate on not mental north america and so i resolved on a sarily apply directly but there is this kind of in it's a piece in the puzzle of or were in this setting where we actually have a lot of dates in we have these island replicates it looks like humans were where the causal factor favoured we don't have any cell sites so while while i think there is very clear evidence from the dates and front some of the paleo.