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Mexico says US 'fabricated' charges, released case files
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Mexico says charges against the country's former defense minister were fabricated by the D. EA Mexico's president said Friday the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration fabricated drug trafficking charges against general Salvador Cienfuegos Cienfuegos was arrested in Los Angeles in October U. S. authorities accused him of conspiring with the H. two cartel in Mexico to smuggle thousands of kilos of cocaine heroin methamphetamine and marijuana well he was Mexico's defense secretary from twenty twelve to twenty eighteen but with Mexico threatening to restrict or expel U. S. agents U. S. prosecutors dropped their case in November and returned him to Mexico Thursday night Mexico's attorney general's office said Cienfuegos had been cleared entirely and the case was closed hi Mike Rossio
Indonesia quake: eight confirmed dead, hundreds injured in Sulawesi emergency
"Un humanitarian said that. They're in close contact with the indonesian authorities after six point. Two magnitude earthquake struck west sulawesi province in the early hours of friday. Eight people lost their lives and more than six hundred and thirty were injured. According to local officials heavy damage was reported in the city of majini including a five storey hospital. Where eight people were set to be. Trapped more than eighteen thousand have been moved to ten evacuation sites. These numbers are likely to increase as assessments. Continue according to the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs archer in geneva spokesperson and slacker said that the earthquake holiday smaller. Five point seven magnitude shock which struck the same area on thursday afternoon. The epicenter of the latest quake was shallow at ten kilometers and did not trigger as soon army warning he added. The earthquake interrupted the access road between medina and the provincial capital. Mahmoodul in three different locations electricity. Communications network and fuel supply have also been disrupted the united nations very close contact with the indonesian governments. And we stand ready to support the response to assist the affected people
Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108
"Sheikh building came off the bench to the seventy Sixers Joel one twenty five one away win over the heat moguls gold level points toward a fourteen one run they gave Philadelphia an eight point lead after the first quarter total score the final eight points of a twelve to run that pushed the Sixers lead to seventeen in the second quarter eight thirteen to run capped by a basket by Tobias Harris pushed the lead to twenty five in the third Milton finished with a season high thirty one points Harris added eighteen Duncan Robinson had twenty two for Miami Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Interview With Sister Helen
"It's phoebe. A great way to help support our show right now is to buy some criminal merchandise. We're launching a brand new online shop and we'll be adding all kinds of new things to it in the coming months this month. Where adding a brand new enamel pin and instead of twenty five postcards featuring some of our favorite episode illustrations by julien alexandre. We also have t shirts and tote bags even an. I'm phoebe judge mask to check out our store go to this is criminal dot com and click on shop. Thanks very much for your support. Are you in new orleans. Yeah i am. How is new orleans. Today it's fine from what i can see for my house. Know new orleans is new orleans. It's a great city We're doing all right. But i gotta tell you phoebe we just my little brother just died yes today. He got covert. So oh i'm sorry of Yeah he He had a lot of underlying conditions. He was seventy six so he just It's just a terrible disease and you know we're louisiana. We'd love people love being with each other and you know you can just see how people get it because they wanna have. These gatherings and people dropped the guard and spreads and Think pets may be how he got it anyway. But i'm at peace with it because he would ahead such terrible road if he had made it through and Som- glad god is that you've been around death for for a long time or at certain moments. Is it any easier for you to mourn someone or accept death. Now that you've seen it and seen it in such a public way But also in a private way with your own family while private of course is if flesh and blood your heart is soul you know and it mother father sister brother used to set the table for five and now it's me and it's very it's kind of in a way. Too big to get hold of there. Was this little kid in the same. Thomas housing projects that reporter was interviewing him. They'd been another shooting in the projects here in new orleans and So the interviewer was talking to the kid. Each probably like about eight and just trying to see how this always impacting his life and at one point the interview the kid said i'm too young to understand this. Well i'm eighty one. And i'm too young to understand this. This huge mystery is that we all die in. I've seen so many die. There's a part of me. I can go through the whole ritual of it but to take it in and that i'm gonna die. That's what impossible everybody dies but me. You know that feeling so it's just a big old mystery and what i'm thrown back on is louie lives inside. May now my little brother and then moving over to the public of the six human beings that accompanied the execution and What you do. What i do with death is arm alive. I wanna live my life to. The full is authentically. As i can. I wanna live in the reality. That death is part of it but to live because death can just punch in the stomach knocked the wind out you know it just knocks the the joy of life. The desire is stunned in a way and then comes back and you go. It's a new day. It just from being alive as a human being existential way of putting it is. The truth is i'm alive and i wanna live. I wanna live authentically. And i wanna live to the fall. And that's that's to me is what it leaves me with his. This mandate to live and to live fully. Which means to love is fully as i ran and when it comes to loving in the criminal justice system it means working really hard for justice and for people's voices to be heard. I wonder if you'd mind introducing yourself. Yeah like say about time. I i've i would have stopped you but i like to hear you talk so i just said well. We'll get her namely get her name. Nothing like drinking from a fire hose. I'm obsessed to helen. pray sean. Now my sister of saint joseph catholic nun win sister. Helen prejean was young. she declared the chewed either. Grow up to be the president or the pope. Instead when she was eighteen she became a nun. A fellow nun once described her as a hurricane. She's eighty one should think that you are the most famous none in america. Where does that. We're famous means a lot of people know your name. Yeah probably i would say yeah. That's what that means. Because i've been out there so much. I guess i got street. Cred kazaa ben in thirty something years. And i do speaking. I'm not traveling anymore. Because of covert. But i'm zoman mob bloom in head off. I mean because you can still talk and be present two groups and thou so. I'm doing a lot of that.
No. 1 Gonzaga beats Pepperdine 95-70, runs win streak to 17
"The number one ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs faced a first half challenge but assume control after the break the posting ninety five seventy one of the pepper dine ways Corey Kispert led all scorers with twenty three points as consecutive only four points at intermission we got the fast break going in the second half Tammy scored twenty points will do well a ID and Jaylen sucks at nineteen and eighteen points respectively as four Bulldogs scored in double figures the team shot sixty one percent from the field after the break the wind up guns I guess record of thirteen and on the season and a seventeen game win streak overall I'm Jim Bernard
Peacock Plucks The Office from Netflix, Hopes Fans Will Follow
"From day. I'm david brown and this is business. Worse daily. on this friday january fifteenth highly. We made it to the end of another workweek. If you're a fan of the tv show the office. The first two weeks of this year probably felt a little jarring for years. You likely had a routine right log on net flicks choose from over two hundred episodes and watch and keep watching and watching and watching the office was net flicks. Most watched show ever now. Netflix's doesn't make most of its viewing numbers public but data crunchers at nielsen say viewers spent forty five point eight billion minutes watching the office during a twelve month span between thousand eighteen and twenty nineteen. That's billion with a b. But all that watching came to an end at least on netflix on december thirty first the office moved from netflix to nbc universal streaming service peacock netflix's announced the switch year and a half ago but fans still felt the sting many took to twitter to share their feelings through memes including this classic michael scott reaction which pretty much sums all
News of the World Movie review
"Probably safe to say the discourse on that one has had its moment in the film twitter bubble but we have not had a chance to weigh in yet on the show. So we're going to get to wonder woman nineteen eighty-four a bit later. I though another christmas day released that makes its on-demand debut this weekend. It's news of the world directed by paul greengrass and starring. Tom hanks news of the world is adapted from the two thousand sixteen novel by paulette gyles. Let's hear some of the trailer. Gentlemen my name is captain jefferson kyle kit tonight debris the news from across this great world of ours so they pay you to tell story. I never heard that is the thing a main could do not a rich man. Keep patients that you can see took part. Stop shop talk. You understand. English call says your name. Is joanna liam burger in the took you when they attack your family. Six years prior her mother father and sister over. Well i passed. It is a strange world. Michael when a tom hanks western directed by paul greengrass. Who worked with hangs on captain phillips after directing three of the jason. Bourne films gets lost in the shuffle. But that's pretty much what's happened with news of the world. There's been little talk of it since it did open in theaters. Some theaters on christmas day. It does come to streaming services as we mentioned this weekend set. Shortly after the civil war of the movie stars hanks as jefferson kid. A printer who lost his business in the war and now travels from town to town. Reading newspapers allowed to gathered pain audiences on his journey. He comes across a young german girl. Played by helena's zongol. Who was kidnapped as a baby by akilah tribe and rescued years later by union. Soldiers kid is charged with returning her to her surviving relatives but she'd rather returned to the kiawah the only family she's ever known that's the central narrative. But it's safe to say that's not what's most compelling about news of the world at least right now michael and i were discussing some of the titles for possible review on the show you lean toward news of the world saying this it would feed naturally into talking about how we get our news and what the news has been lately having now seen it. I'm pretty sure. I know what you're getting at but i'd love to have you explain and i'm eager to hear if you think this topicality is to the movies credit or to its detriment. Well you know when you talk about any movie or anything that's worth talking about in the culture yet. You have to respond to the times. You're living in doesn't mean that everything gets bent toward particular historical malay. Were in right now. I mean it's it's it's just sort of stunning. How distracting everything in the world in our country least is is crowding out so much of our head space for anything else and it's I think i think what's going on in news of the world at least As greengrass co wrote and directed it is you. Have you have a film. that's speaking i think. Directly although not too bluntly a to certain strains in the american spirit and the american sort of rugged individualism western ethos have a guy like Tom hanks character. Kid who's a civil war veteran The film takes place right around. The same time is john. Ford's the searchers it's It's texas in eighteen seventy. The searches was two years earlier. And you have a very similar plot line right you have essentially if you want to boil it down to the utter simplicity. Have you have an anglo older white male who wants to you. Know who ends up Rescuing and saving i guess with quotes around it A young girl from the clutches or the life. she's known a living amongst the native american tribes comanche searchers. And the kiawah here in this story
$1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What's In Biden's Plan To Rescue The Economy
"President elect joe biden. Says if the us is going to come back from his pandemic it has to spend big biden outlined his strategy last night. It's an ambitious plan with a total price. Tag of one point nine trillion dollars in additional congressional aide. Npr's scott horsely is with us this morning. Hi scott good morning rachel. At this point congress has already allocated around four trillion dollars in federal relief aid for the pandemic but biden. Now clearly saying that's not enough this right. He acknowledged the fixes. He's proposing won't come cheap but he warned. The cost of inaction would be even higher. He spoke at a time. When we're losing more than four thousand people every day to covid nineteen and more than eighteen. Million americans are still out of work. Crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight. There's no time to waste. We have to act now in recent weeks. We've seen a frightening surge in both death and new infections and beyond the illness and the loss of life. There's been a serious toll on the economy. Rachel just last week more than one point. Two million people filed new applications for unemployment relief. We're still short millions of jobs and we actually lost jobs. In december for the first time. Since april let's focus in on on specifically the pandemic. How does biden proposed getting out of that. He was more aggressive federal response. You know president trump a lot of emphasis on developing new vaccines in record time. But once they were in hand the administration really left it up to states to distribute them. And it's gone much more slowly than promised in fact biden branded the rollout so far a quote dismal failure The president-elect is calling on congress has been twenty billion dollars on a nationwide vaccine campaign and he wants to hire one hundred thousand additional public health workers we'll have to move heaven and earth to get more people vaccinated create more places for them to get vaccinated to mobilize more medical teams to get shots and people's arms to increase vaccine supply to get it out the door as fast as possible. Federal reserve chairman. Jerome powell underscored that point yesterday saying the single most important economic policy in the country right now is healthcare policy right. They're completely entwined so. Even if biden meets his goal of delivering one hundred million shots in his first hundred days which experts say is a stretch. Right that's not suddenly gonna fix the job market. What is biden saying about that right. So he's calling for another round of direct payments. Have fourteen hundred dollars for most american. That's on top of the six hundred dollar payments that were approved last month he also wants to increase unemployment benefits and importantly he wants to extend those benefits through september or even longer if conditions warrant. He's also calling for hundreds of billions of dollars in spending to help schools reopen safely and help state and local governments keep teachers and police and firefighters on the job and he's proposing some longer term measures including a boost in the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. I mean i guess. He's got some support in congress. It's tipping his direction. But what are the chances that actually gets through uncertain you know. Democrats have the narrowest possible margin in the senate and not much bigger majority in the house. as much as the president-elect is urging law makers to act quickly he acknowledged this is not gonna be like throwing a light switch when he takes office next week. We didn't get into all this overnight won't get out of it overnight. We can't do it as a separate divided nation only way we can do. It is to come together to come together as fellow americans as neighbors that is obviously a very different tone than what we've been hearing in washington lately. Certainly parts of the biden plan are not gonna win. Bipartisan support of the chamber of commerce for example are very skeptical of that fifteen dollars minimum wage but the chamber put out a support a statement especially about the vaccine turbo charging. You know everybody wants to put this pandemic behind them as quickly as possible.
Houston police officer resigns after being linked to Capitol, Washington DC, takeover
"Houston police officer who allegedly joined. Last week's insurrection. At the us capitol has now resigned. Lucille vase tells us he quit the force just before he was supposed to have a disciplinary hearing houston police officer tamdan fam- served in hbd for eighteen years and now he's been relieved of duty this week. After allegedly joining pro-trump extremists who entered the capitol building. Police chief art also confirmed via twitter. That the officer submitted his resignation of a scheduled disciplinary hearing mayor sylvester turner says. He believes the officer should have never been at the capitol to begin with law. And we don't participate in homelessness. I have zero tolerance for that fan told the houston chronicle. The he should not have participated famous expected to face federal charges. Although what the charges might be are unknown at this time
Using LinkedIn to build your business and brand with Scott Aaron
"I'd love to do. We're going to deeper into linked jan and how you've been leveraging in using it because what we're saying to people is look leave untapped opportunity on link jin to really take the time now to build those connections because the seeds that you start to so now i going to come as you develop a nurture that just like farming going to seed and sprout and what you do now is going to impact many months down the track which is cost. Scott is what happened she you but before we move on sometimes we do need to plow that field a little bit talk about some of the ways that you overcame some of those obstacles new sites. Actually you'll superpower because sometimes when we are sitting in that situation off want now. Everything feels and seems hopeless. We're not able to take on any new learnings. That really could be the solution to moving forward because what happened to you. of course. it's taken that trajectory in a whole other area. Which now you'll specializing in. So what are a few words of advice some insights maybe around becoming obstacles that that becomes a superpower being resilient and that that can sort of late to successes and then i think jive deeper into to the link. Jim but what are some Insights you wanna share here. Well it actually. It all came about two different things so just four and a half years ago. I filed for personal bankruptcy. And i am i i. I don't believe you can go any lower. The net point now to preface. That i had a successful coaching practice. I had a successful online wellness practice but the gym was failing. It was losing about three thousand dollars a month. I was the personal guarantor of the lease and for business owners. That don't know what that means. When you're the personal guarantor of the lease your financially responsible for every dollar. It's owed on that least whether it succeeds or fails and that was about four hundred and fifty thousand dollars of liability debt. That was in my name. And i met with my business attorney and he said listen. You got two choices. You can continue having your two successful businesses fund. You're failing one or you can file for personal. Bankruptcy have cleaned sate slate and start your life now and when he painted that picture for me. There was no hesitation. A lot of people. That may be here that they're like all my guide. I might be faced with filing for bankruptcy. I didn't hear your life is going to be over. I heard your life is about to begin. Because this emory this was my opportunity over an eighteen year period that i was finally able to start doing things on my own my own way painting the picture that i wanted to paint carving the path that i wanted to carve people think that life is a straight line. Life is not a straight line there. Are you know again. We're in a very unprecedented time rate now in globally a lot of people have. There's been a lot loss. There's been lives lost. There's been Relationships lost there's been memories and precious time with loved ones that are lost but again we've all been through our own form of personal pandemics whether it's divorce whether it's bankruptcy whether it's cutting ties with family member whatever it is but the one thing that always kept me going was knowing that i couldn't control anything that has happened. Can't control it. It's early in the past. And i can't worry too much about the future because it hasn't happened yet and remember reading. A book called the power of now by eckhart totally and he talks about just and and this is m read. This is my the foundation. That i always come back to whenever there's a wall kicking moment whenever there's a hiccup with something that's going on. He says in this book. There's three types of people there's people that live in anxiety there's people that live in fear and there's people that live in peace. The people that live in anxiety are the ones that are constantly replaying the tapes of their past that are keeping them where they don't want to be the people that in fear are the ones that are so fearful of. What has it happened yet. They are paralyzed with what's going on right now. And then there's the people that live in peace and the people that live in peace are the ones that are living in the time period. That is the only time in our life that we can actually control which is the now the present moment which we are in rate at this time so when i started to think about that i knew no matter what was going to be thrown at me. There is a solution for every problem. And you hear it. All the time live in the solution. Don't live in the problem if it's already happened. Okay i'm going to work through this. There's a there's a way to figure this whole thing out and i had to remain grounded. And that is what's really enabled me to continue to thrive whether there's a pandemic or not it's allowed me to overcome those obstacles. I'm not saying that there is no emotional scars. We all have. We always carry around emotional scars. But it's how we process and handle them and grow from them and it's also allowed me to become resilient it's allowed me to understand and take conceptually know that no matter what the universe is throwing at me it's going to propel me to something greater and i look forward to those challenges because we are challenged when something is thrown our way and we are growing. We become better definitely and you being in the background. The jim knight building muscle. When you're lifting you tearing muscle a posh to make wine. You'll crushing those grades. And so to build resilience. You have resilience muscle. Guess what in asia guy challenges and obstacles to be able to learn and grow and because of that you'll now able to share how you you'll leveraging linking because that was something that the kind of apparent to you. Hey i can connect with all of these people. So what i've got. I've got gone in john beforehand. Is i have actually let me. Just see if i can bring this on. Looked you up on lincoln and they guy we've got. Your leak did profile so i'll go. That might be nice to have been. But you know you talk about the best use of linked into build your business and brand. What would you say have been some of the key insights. You've learned through leveraging region. Some of the how. To's that really have made a significant difference in how you have leverage in the outcomes that you and your clients are now getting through using this platform. So i called the layer cake of lincoln and the four best practices or best things that you can understand the way that i call it. A layer cake is because there's a big layer medium layer small layer and then a tiny layer and the big layer is your profile. This is this is where people get to know who you are and what you do and actually if you scroll down a little bit and maria on my profile you'll see under the highlighted the featured information rate. They're on the right hand side. There's an optimize linked in. It's it's a free download That i have where it helps. People start to optimize a pdf. That goes over the specific sections. And i always talk about making sure that you have a clear and present headshot you have a background photo that is branded to you. the about me section which is very very important and the two best tips that i can give you for the about me. Section number one Actually three making sure. It's in first person you don't want it in third person. Make sure it's in first person number to make sure it's two to three hundred words in length that is leading the reader of your profile. No here's what i do. Here's how i do it. And here's what i do for clients and finally a call to action. So is there a website you can direct them to. Is there an email. They can contact you out so if you go to the bottom of that you will see that. I put a call to action. Connect with me here. Reach out to me here. Give people somewhere to go. The experience action is also very important because the experience section. It really allows you to pudding key words and what people don't understand is there's something called seo embedded all over our profile which means search engine optimization so are linked in profile so emory if you open up another window and you just go on google and i i always do this with people and you open up another window and you just type in my name and you type in scott aaron One of the first things. That's going to come up with a google result on the first page is my latent profile. And are you talking. Yes and why. That's so powerful. So that means that you're profiles because microsoft obviously works in conjunction with yahoo with being with google so now when people are searching on google the redirected back to your page. So you can see rate there. My linked in profile is the third result on there.
Conversion Killers for Photography Sites with Jan Koch
"My name is scott wine wits. And today i'm joined by my guest. Johncock host the wbz agency summit and consults businesses on hosting their own virtual events. His agency power community driven businesses that serve digital agencies to host virtual event so they can grow their loyal audience and establish thought leadership. When he's not working on the business he loves spending time with his wife and daughter were chasing his silver lab through his backyard. So welcome yon finally. We're connecting And i'm glad to have you in. This is going to be a really good a really good educational discussion for a lot of photographers around the world. Thank you so much. I haven't meets code. It's so everybody where you're from because obviously you've got a different accent than i do. So allow share a little bit. A little bit about your backstory absolutely so. I am from germany so english is not my native language bandwidth we if i mess up. Sometimes i do my best. I started using what press in. Twenty twelve's Originally where. I got in touch with his online marketing digital space and in thousand thirteen. I decided to become seven employed. And i haven't looked back since so it's the best thing ever for me. And as you mentioned we have a small family here that is supported by lend business and virtual events and stuff like that recently acquired vitual summit mastery dot com. which is the leading course for running ritual events. It's actually the cause. I took to run. Majority wants to learn how to do the the right process out to make sure that the events are successful and stuff like that. So excited about this. But i'm also very much looking forward to talk about all the good stuff. We have coming up today for sure. So you started using president who doesn't twelve. I just did a quick. Google search that means you started using wordpress inversion around three point four. Yep that's really interesting. I love hearing that. I love hearing because like every stage of wordpress has a different look in a different function that didn't exist in the past and it's always fun to see a just a date myself a bit. When i first started using wordpress was still version one and there is no gallery system so i started using extra gallery. Whatever your it was version one. that's yeah so so what. What is your your favorite thing about. Wordpress that As helped you stick with it and You know that helps keep you. You intrigued and interested in wanting to recommend it to others. Yeah that's a really good question. And they are two aspects. One is how flexible the system. It's like you can do almost everything with repes- if you know your way around. Php and my sequel pretty much. A lot of things with were president than I'm not a developer by trade. I've learned a business consultant. Study for business consultant so What i needed to rely on especially in the beginning is the community and education from the community and by diving into the community mercy myself into that and sharing what. I'm learning learning from others. That is what really made me. Stick with what press because there are so many tutorials out there. There are so many helpful people that you can just approach on twitter or stack overflow or whatever in any facebook group that you might find your own wordpress people want to help you if you post is somewhat relevant enough on your homework before that so That's the best thing ever now with the virtual events that i'm hosting i'm seeing this to speak from all across the globe just willing to volunteer to speak and to help me get the word out of what i'm doing. I think that is the best thing about many other. Cms can out from for sure. Yeah the community is definitely one of the best aspects of wordpress. The is great. But you don't get the same experience community wise that you do with software In the websites based like yes sure. There's facebook for squarespace or or wicks one up but the interactions are not nearly as as depth as you get in the wordpress based plus these dedicated events. Both what used to be in person basically barely virtual these days I can't wait to get back to the in person stuff. how many can you have any work camps. have you been to. i'm just one. I have to admit workum europan twenty eighteen in berlin. Did you speak at it or
interview With Cory Doctorow
"Doctor. Wrote welcome to monica. Reads so tell us tell us more about the primus of tax service well attack surfaces the third novel in the little brother sequence at the first two little brother and homeland were young. Adult books about a character. Marcus yellow starts off. His very young teen who is caught in what amounts to a police state when his hometown of san francisco is bombed by terrorists and the department of homeland security swoop in and effectively suspend the constitution and all civil liberties and he and his mates form guerrilla army. Using things like hacked. Xboxes that use cryptographic secured wireless networking to outmaneuver the joss and eventually expelled them from the city and and restore human rights and civil liberties to the population and the third book attack. Surface is a standalone novel for adults and one of the first two are about people who are terrified. By the possibility of technology being used for oppression and excited about the possibility of technology being used for liberation. This third books protagonist is the young woman. Masha maximo who appears in the first two books as a kind of antagonised in the first book we meet her as a vhs contractor. Helping to spy on marcus and his friends even though she's of the same age and from the same background as them in the second book. She's a way bandit working to spy on jihadis and disrupt insurgent networks in iraq for the us government an enormous markup and when we meet her in the third book. she's just gone full cyber mercenary and her job is helping a thinly-veiled version of a company like the ns. Oh group to spy on pro democracy movements on behalf of post-soviet dictator so they can figure out who to round up and torture and murder and she has a reckoning with her conscience. She on the one hand has been spending her whole career finding ways to justify what she does Sneaking secrets out to marcus and his friends so they could blow the whistle wrongdoing or helping marcus escape from the da chest in the first book but by the third book she's really had to Devolve into some pretty self destructive conduct like helping the people that she spies on Defeat the tools that she herself as installing. And that's obviously not sustainable. And eventually she gets fired and worse has to run away from this post soviet republic and finds herself back in san francisco where she discovers to her horror that her childhood best friend who's now on a successor movement to black lives matter is being targeted by the very same cyber weapons that she herself spent her whole life building and while the first two books inspired a really large cohort of technologists and civil rights lawyers and writers and activists and security researchers and cryptographer offers who wanted to use their technical and legal powers for good and to stave off technological apocalypse. And dystopia this. Their book is aimed more at the people who rationalize their way. One decision a time in tech and other industries into participating in a vast confiscation of human liberty and human thriving in service to large corporations and oppressive governments and to talk about what it means to pull back from the brink. When you recognize one day that that you can no longer justify what you've been doing of course corey. That is exactly the situation. We find ourselves in absolutely i mean in two thousand eighteen. We saw twenty thousand google's walk off the job tech won't build it and tech solidarity and no tech for ice and other movements within the giant tech companies are not only organizing around technological issues but also around labor and environmental issues and and you see technologists now reaching outside of their bubble so for example at amazon the movement for justice there within the company spans warehouse workers who are laboring under absolutely ghastly and what should be unlawful conditions and tech workers. Whose initial concern was surveillance and climate. But who discovered that they could not make progress nor could they feel good about their movement unless incorporated the labor concerns of these people at the bottom of the ladder at the company.
How those $600 checks are being spent
"We turn now to the gains to be had from those six hundred dollar relief checks. That started going out a couple of weeks ago and when we might expect to start seeing them show up in this economy. Marketplace's merrill cigars been talking to some people about how they are spending or not spending that money. When austin flannery in greenville south carolina got his six hundred dollar check he decided to splurge i on a barbecue dinner with his girlfriend. Brisket beans potato salad iced tea. But meals like seventy bucks then on some clothes like a fifty dollar pair of pants. Then he saw painting at a local store of some french actor from the eighteen hundreds. Who's all dressed up and smoking. A pipe bought that too. And then i went home and i was like man. He needs to be tattooed on me. He looked so elegant. So i got a tattoo of them on his forearm. Another four hundred bucks. When flannery got the first check. In this spring. He used it to pay off medical bills but he had just lost his job. An insurance company since then. He's gotten a new job luckily enough. I'm gonna financial place right now. Where i could afford to have a little bit of fun so i did. One reason. the government is sending out. Checks is so that people like flannery will spend money another is economic relief. I heard from people. Today who used the money to pay for necessities like rent heating oil in san diego catherine alinsky. Her husband got twelve hundred dollars. Some of that went toward just still trying to survive specifically gas and electric. They saved the rest alinsky. A hairstylist and her salon is currently shutdown. Honestly who knows what twenty twenty one is gonna look like for work for me and we always just want to be more prepared than less. A lot of people are using the money to set themselves up financially. Like hector enrico in chicago. Me and my fiancee. We plan to buy a house soon. So definitely trying to pay off debt to No build a credit get a better interest rate on the mortgage and he's using some of the money to buy raffle prizes for his students. He teaches phys ed at a pre k. Through eight public school. I like to give out little pedometers. I get them at like target sometimes. Thirty twenty bucks Jump ropes at the dollar store. One thing i heard over and over a lot of people are giving a portion of their check away. Two neighbors family members and charities like food banks. I'm maryelle tara for marketplace
Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control
"A couple of years ago. I read a novella called river of teeth by sarah gaily. The concept of the story is based on a real world event. That almost happened smack. In the early twentieth century a bill was proposed in the us house of representatives and informally supported by theodore roosevelt. The us should import hippopotamuses from africa to the swamp lands of the gulf coast and breed them as an alternative meat source for americans basically starting a new industry in the us of hill. Ranching as you know this proposal never came to be but gala novella now collected into a volume with a sequel and some other stories under the title american hippo imagines magic in alternative history where this did happen only set fifty years earlier. You get kind of gulf coast cowboys on hippos tape story. It's great loved it. I highly recommend it. Or if you just wanna dig more into the facts. I put link in the show notes to a long read on the history of the hippo proposal by john. Mouallem will the reason i bring. This up is because americans in the early twentieth century. Were not the only ones with dreams of becoming hbo ranchers decades later pablo escobar would also get into the hippo game importing four of them to live on his estate in columbia and now forty some years later they have bread and multiplied and are spreading all over the wetlands of north bogo. Talk causing mayhem. Consternation and some real concerns for the region. Scientists say this now invasive species is competing with native wildlife polluting local waterways attacking humans and they project will grow in number two fifteen hundred hippos by twenty forty at that point the scientists say they will be nearly impossible to control their environmental impacts will be irreversible but never mind controlling fifteen hundred hippos. How do you control a dozen or even just one. That's not like you can just google it you know. In colombian officials are not hippopotamus experts and there are unique challenges levied upon this specific situation. I quoting the washington post in their natural habitat. Hippos spend the long dry season crowded into waterways shrunk to puddles. They're vulnerable to disease and predation not to mention one. Another as bad tempers but tropical columbia is hippo paradise. Environmental agency researcher david vary lopez said rain is abundant food is plentiful and they're no carnivores large enough to pose a threat. The animals spend five hours a day grazing on grasses and the rest of their time basking in the cool waters of the magdalena and surrounding lakes and quotes report from columbia not being the hippos natural habitat having in effect on the hippos behavior it also affects the surrounding communities impression of the hippos. The officials tasked with dismantling escobar's estate back in the ninety s. Weren't sure what to do with the one male and three female hippos so they just let them roam instead of sending them to a zoo with his other animals and mostly they did that because the hippos were massive and aggressive no one really wanted to approach them so we'll get the harm be and letting them go well. Kenyans and other african communities with native hippo populations could tell you a whole heck of a lot. You've got hippos from each sex so they can breathe for one and they're also hugely destructive to the environment into other animals. Hippos killed more humans each year than other large mammal. But when you don't grow up around hippos you don't necessarily know that so the hippos have become something of a mascot and columbia. According again gift shops in nearby puerto trail info sell hippo keychains and t shirts at the amusement park that was built on the site of escobar's former pleasure palace. Visitors can tour the lake where several dozen hippos now live occasionally one will plot into a nearby community looking as blase as a shopper on his way to the grocery store the hippopotamuses. The town pets resident claudia. Patricia camacho told the local news in two thousand eighteen. You could say that he now takes to the streets as if it were his own and quote but the hippos aren't as friendly as they may look on t shirts. They terrorize farms and hurt residents at times. The government has ordered the hippos to be shot on sight but there's been pushback from animal rights organizations and local residents so then they tried putting the hippos in a pin but and this is one of the mini quotes from this article. That honestly sounds straight hundred jurassic park. Etcheverry said i didn't know they could jump hikes so then they tried big pens with high enough walls that the hippos can't jump onto them. They've also been focused on trying to prevent them from breeding by cuisine. And then castrating the males. They've been through a steep hippo anatomy learning curve on that front though. Not even being sure where to look. For the animals external reproductive organs turns out. It's a bit complicated. They finally got a system of castration down. But it's costly and complicated so they can only do about one year but the estimates are that the population grows ten percent a year and apart from the bodily harm humans and the destruction of farms the hippos as they multiply host of other problems quoting again. A twenty twenty study of hippo inhabited lakes found that nutrients from the animal's feces were fuelling huge. Plumes of area an algae. These intern reduced the oxygen content of the water. Making it toxic to fish.
Intel Pops, VMWare Drops (For The Same Reason)
"We're going to start with some surprising news from intel. Ceo bob swan is stepping down. In mid february in june of twenty eighteen he was appointed interim ceo of intel in late january of twenty. Nine thousand nine. The interim tag was removed but suffice to say swan has faced a number of challenges over the ensuing two years and he is on his way out. Moving into the corner. Office is pat gelsinger. Who is currently the ceo of vm. Ware and for anyone wondering what. The investing world thinks of all of these moves. Shares of vm. Ware down six percent this morning and shares of intel up eight percent. Yeah so you've got gelsinger who previously had been at intel As the chief technology officer and of course swan came up and was promoted interim and then permanency. Oh having been the cfo. So i think one of the Takeaways that one can take here is that this is perceived to be a technology issue And the solution comes into Comes from technology Not from financial expertise I don't think there's any accusations that that's one wasn't getting the job done from you. Know the numbers point. It's day are falling behind on the technology and it's time to make a change. Yeah i mean you think about everything. That's happened with them. Over the last couple of years we've talked on this show about. Amd continuing to eat into intel's market share. You know apple though. The longtime partnership that intel apple ended after fifteen years. So i understand why shares of intel would be up on bob swan leaving. That said i d. Do you think there's maybe a little like when you take these two together when you take the let's just call it. Fifteen percent difference between the rise in intel and the drop vm. Where do you think it's a little overstated. And the reason. I ask that is because guessing was. Ceo of vm. Ware for eight. Plus years the stock up about thirty percent over the entire. Let's call it eight and a quarter span of his tenure as ceo. So it's not like vm. Ware shares were setting the world on fire under the tenure of pat gelsinger. Yeah i don't know that The world is looking at vm. Ware and saying how they ever replicate What they've been able to accomplish with with anybody else in that role But it may be a look. He's a commodity value enough that intel which despite going not not going nowhere as a stock for twenty years but going down and then most of the way back up. But that's that's what you're talking about twenty years of long-term buy and hold nothingness if you got in sort of at the top back in two thousand and i think that it's fair. Question to ask. Is whether vm. Ware is losing nearly as much as intel is hopefully gaining here I think that they change is being made at all is going to be. Maybe the lion's share of the stock movement today on intel if i had to just wildly guests Through the markets actions. You've got third point having been pushing for changes From intel intel says. It's got nothing to do with that nothing to do with you. Know the pressure. We've been getting from third point. This is this is all independent of that pressure. I don't think that's the case. And i think that Any change is going to going to explain a bump in intel at this point
Dr. Fata Case
"Mike. Thanks for joining me as we talk about these two stories. Thanks for having me on to talk with you. Laura so in this episode. I'm gonna pass off the reporter duties to you so ask me anything about dr death. That sounds great. I'm actually a very big fan of the show and so i'm very excited to get your perspective on you. Know what you've told these past two seasons So one of the biggest things that stuck out to me from season two was just the scale of dr fatah's devastation. I mean can you remind us. Just how big of an impact fought to head on his patients lives. I will and i have to start off with the caveat that the person who really looked into this in was reporter this series. Heather sh raring. Who did an amazing job and dug up all this information. He was in practice over a period of several years. You have to remember that. Dutch only operated eighteen months In dallas so because of that dr fata saw thousands of patients. You know there were only a few hundred in the actual court case but really. There's there's no telling how many patients he hurt one of the lines. That stuck out to me. I love this line from george karachay where he wondered. What should i do. What do i do. Do i leave now with the others. Do i get to the department of justice right now. Run over there to the fbi office or do i just pull the fire alarm and tell everybody to run for their lives. I mean that that line sticks with you whether she pull a fire alarm right And i wanted to pose a hypothetical. Let's say george didn't do anything. He didn't file whistle blower to go to the department of justice. How much longer would fought to have been able to practice. you know. that's a good question. And who knows. I mean he had already been practicing for so long. You know one of the things that he did was keep all of his compartmentalized so no one person could really tell exactly the scope of his fraud and so it's it's really scary to think about how long he would have continued if people hadn't finally started to put it all together. I think that's one of the things. I love about these stories. Is there horrible right. But they're like these these kinds of heroes and not just like these individual heroes but there's these regular people who step forward it's not in their interest but they they come forward and they save people's lives. Yeah i mean they're really they're really depressing stories for sure but i think they're also affirming stories as as well. I mean one of the comments. I got Which is understandable from from dr death season. Two is why in this time of cova when healthcare workers are are just so stressed and working such long hours to take care of people. Why would we want to do a story. That really highlights the terrible side of the healthcare system and it's completely valid complaint on the other hand. The counter narrative to these stories are the fact that there are heroes in the healthcare system. Who saw this and just could not abide by it and and speak up so it it is really depressing and it does expose a a really terrible side of the healthcare system but it also exposes the heroic nature that some people will go to to try to help other people one thing. That really surprised me was the links that Free fata was willing to take to appeal his conviction even the fact that he was seeking compassionate. Release due to covid. Do you think that he will ever get out of prison. He no. I'm not one to say i would be doubtful but you know who who knows. I mean who who knows how he might get out i. I can definitely say that. The chances of christopher done getting out are pretty miniscule. Because he's exhausted. All of his appeals on vodka. I'd be doubtful. But who knows.
Solarwinds Orion Breach Investigations Continue
"Recall. It was late on a saturday night. Prior to the holidays. I forget the exact date of course when our c. Ceo actually flagged a story in the analyst channel for us asking. Hey we need to note on this and that time at the time it was a was the initial news story around the breach of the commerce department. And i forget the actual federal organization but something to do with transportation if i recall and at the time we drafted something up very quickly on the weekend which is rather odd to some extent so we knew it was probably significant. We had no idea that it was going to explode into into what it did and of course this had to have happened right before the holidays. Yeah we'll take us through. I mean in terms of what we know. Now where do we stand right now. Can you give us a little bit of the background of what happened in and where we stand. Yeah sure so. For those who aren't aware solar winds is a large us based software company that develops enterprise grade software to help its customers manage their networks and manage it infrastructure all their endpoints etc In particular the they create a product called orion so salt solar winds o. Rien i'm in that. That's the piece of software here that was really affected so solar winds in particular has about three hundred thousand customers which is pretty significant at thirty three thousand of which were notified in december by the company of the incident but they've actually said that at less than eighteen thousand were actually affected in some capacity by it. And that's you know that's still a huge figure. There's a lot we can go into kind of the scope of later what that breakdown looks like but the the high the high level is that attackers were able to to access to solar winds steal the code signing certificate and then make militias and unauthorized updates to a dynamic link library file otherwise known as the dl within the solar winds orion product. Starting back really actually in october twenty nineteen but the first militia update was is believed to have been pushed in march. Twenty twenty And that allowed them to back door of basically they opened a back door into organizations that were customers of a riot if that makes sense so this is a third party compromises. Supply chain software supply chain compromise affecting these other organizations and so that that initial backdoor has been called at least two different things by various research groups or companies one on burst and i think microsoft calls at solar gate. What is the the intended functionality of solar wins ryan. If you were running this what were you. What were you doing. So i mean it helps you. Manage it helps manager. it infrastructure. Be able to see what's installed uncertain certain points able to see who's talking to who et cetera. It's kind of a. It's an enterprise level management suite that generally people in. It would would use to to make sure that everything is running smoothly and things can talk to one another etc budget different different modules of things my understanding that you can. You can purchase that do various things But it's fundamentally not something like your end user would use. It's something that's very specific would probably be used by the infrastructure team for our company. It or security to some extent but by the nature of what it does Would would be able to access many things. Yes actually and it's f. They use solar winds on their network. It would have had visibility into essentially everything And that's that's the concern here. So what do we know in terms of how they were able to get in and do the things. They did to solar wind software. Good question we don't really know. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of information on how they actually breach solar winds and got access to. I mean if you if you take a step back the i kind of the first big breach aside from the aforementioned kind of government breaches that i mentioned was kind of fire. I dropping their notification that they had been compromised. The red team tools installed right but at the time it hadn't even been linked to solar winds yet and it took a little bit of time for them to even to determine that the way that they were compromised via the solar renzo ryan package. But we still don't have any insight into actually how initially got initial access into the solar winds. The company to be able to do this to begin with traditionally abt groups have utilized common techniques like social engineering the spearfishing for example or or email to deliver mauer privileged credentials to move laterally or to elevate their own privileges etc within target networks. But they also use the other things. Like watering holes for example tend to be a little bit less targeted malicious. Insiders is something that i think. We need to consider her and ironically enough here third party compromise also possibility. We just don't know
The Alethia Framework - Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation at Rolls-Royce
"Welcome to the cyber-security weekly podcast. I'm jay leno podcasting from singapore today and today we are very privileged to have dr becky bengal who is the president of south east asia pacific and south korea at rose to join us in the podcast. He repeats sharing with us. The work in a digital transformation and the recent ai breakthrough in ethics and trustworthiness at ross writes thank. You thought the bengals for joining us in the podcast today to be here for many of our listeners. dr bandou rose. Rice name has a long lasting romance and history going back to the first car built more than one hundred years ago but the motos business was separated out some time ago in nine thousand nine hundred seventy three. I believe and rose rises. Now in the business of pioneering the power that matters so tell us more about the journey business. That rose is in today and your role as the president of south east asia pacific and south korea at rose rice. Well has been rooted in engineering since we established in eighteen. Eighty four and this expertise has evolved the business to become one of the world's leading industrial technology company that we today and as the president for the region covering southeast asia pacific and south korea. I'm responsible for the regional strategy our external relations and governance of all our operations across the three businesses that we have civil aerospace is one of them manufactures of ever engines for large commercial aircraft on our regional jets and business aviation and we have decades of engineering expertise to take us through life through life. Service and support solutions for customers in the defense were market-leading aero-engines for military transferring control labor's including combat helicopter applications. I'm needles and power systems. Where leading provider of high speed reciprocating engines providing complete propulsion systems distributed energy solutions. So you can say that we. We have a diverse but volume that includes civil defense and power system and it is because w that our activities have tremendous impact on the world today and tomorrow we have always pursued clean safe and competitive solutions and we believe our technology will be fundamental in helping society transition to the low carbon future. And we're not going to do this on our own. We're going to do this. In partnerships and global partnerships to collaborate and co create solutions and with the regional hub. That we have here in singapore. We've developed collaborations with government agencies untucked -demia like a star and anti eu and us to pursue advanced research and technology in daytime smart manufacturing electrical systems. You touch on engine. That paolo many other products across the road strikes businesses. And i believe including aircraft of course and i imagine that you have been collecting analyzing the performance data of your engines for that case and in fact i see from one of your rolls royce presentation that you have been collecting data for some seventy trillion data points across twenty-sixth dimensions on your engines. So i think our listeners will be interested to know how you been. Harnessing that power data to make sense of this of information and into insight and action. And i believe in many ways is supplying the data to a machine learning throughout the life cycle of the engine from the initial stage of designed to manufacturing to maintenance repair. Overhaul that's right so we we've been applying data analytics for more than thirty years and using ai. With our real time engine. Health monitoring system but service w. lunch to back in nineteen ninety nine and our ai. Capabilities are deeply embedded into products and services so they aren't visible And not widely. Now we're able to monitor six thousand to eight thousand flights every day which is equivalent to monitoring three thousand engines in the sky at any one time so we have multiple sensors on board that continuously relay inflammation with were able to analyze five million data promises from our engines every day and we used to provide insights to our engineers for future development and services that we provide for our customers. But it's not just about the asian and the behavioral for engines. Current work includes applying a with a dedicated team that we have inside rolls royce school the day to labs to improve the risk management in supply chains predict market demand improved the efficiency of our operations and more recently nepal systems. Father of the business. We've been applying a on microbes making our industrial powered technology more reliable and sustainable and in the future we see a. I will continue to evolve. Play a bigger role especially as we saw increasing use of cloud based services which will be governed by data ethics framework and this becomes really essential and today more than two hundred projects that are starting to apply more and more of Framework so
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
"I would say at best but that you have to change and you have to entering it seventh and he's so is the end of his prime. Put it this way last year in club soccer. He scored more goals than he played in Games so I think he had fifty goals and forty eight so awesome and I leased over there. He's not bigger than the game no ones bigger than the game is the world's most popular game but over here and mls there was a time where I felt like tiger woods could start his own tour and be bigger than the PGA tour because has a lot of people who created the PGA tour with Tiger Woods and messy might be that guy if he came over while still being great yet which would have to happen quickly. David David Beckham by certain reports might have already been on that moving onto the sport that I think we might all agree. This is a sport that needs to try it because hockey. Its future is a little bit uncertain doesn't have any ESPN television contract really outside of what's going on plus and it's really drifted as long as I've been alive. Hockey used to be discussed the everywhere that you would turn if you wanted to go your sports. Hockey has a good youth system and the infrastructure rings the same everywhere. A lot of these arenas China's are comparable. Why do you think David Hockey might be the best case study for this well the reason why they're number four as as a major sport in some could argue. They're going down to number. I five or number six is TV revenue they do not have a national TV deal you sort of summarily dismissing not espn plus the fact is when it was the NHL on NBC that was not Hoti Big moneymaker for the NHL basically just NBC gave them time an NBA. NHL Got to sell the commercials etc.. I'm familiar with that sort sort of deal and I think the marlins kind of have that radio broadcast deal to where they're essentially leasing it to sell their own spots. I think they're national. TV Now national realty deal now is better and it's also massive in Canada so they they make some national TV money but it's not nearly on the level of the other. It's not even close which is why then value of the teams games in the NHL is lower than the value. It really makes perfect sense. It trickles down over television. It's all about money and the money comes from television so the first thing the NFL shell has to do is sit down with a TV partner whatever that could be Amazon so you talking about Basil's coming in and actually making a difference if he cuts to deal with the NHL where he says that we are. We're GONNA make you a major player and give each team an extra thirty million dollars in revenue but it's GonNa come with relegation you will have relegation the NHL. It's the easiest easiest sport to talk them into a considering that their future so uncertain and they have so much upside interested value that if you could tell them that you're GonNa have expansion you are GonNa have international no expansion and we are going to combine European Leagues and these in the in the Baltic area which already have a pretty great infrastructure famous. I think it can work. I right I mean you bring cage L. Teams in and all of a sudden. You're building a pyramid of teams. That are sort of going up down. You're right. I mean I I really thought of the terms but it is perfect because you're right they. They need a hook. I mean even you think about their schedule. Their schedule is concurrent with the NBA so I as as you know marginal hockey fan on a night in which there are playoff games on there are some nights. Regular hockey is tonight. It's fantastic but most nights I'm choosing the NBA like needs a hook. It needs something that separates it from the other sports. It's a for me one of the major reasons why it's not as popular because I don't think as a you know sports debate culture. We have the language for hockey like we don't know in Canada. They do but like we. I don't know how hot take Hockey Ryan but but at the same time you're right it does need a hook to separated from the other quote major sport. I would switch the calendar up a little bit but you know there's a it's. It's almost become a cliche. Every year. The hockey playoffs are show tremendous and you see it in the ratings ratings playoff hockey or a lot better such they are a lot better than the regular season hockey because has playoff hockey with these steaks. It's just so much more dramatic with promotion relegation which is my thought all along because you make meaningless games meaningful. haughey could really benefit from right. Can You imagine playoff relegation hockey right like game seven and hockey. I I've argued to the end of my dying in day. I was in baseball forever and I love the NBA's. My true love game seven overtime hockey the greatest sports moment that there could ever be. I also think it's a union that's probably most inclined to listen to some of these because even some of the great players you look at their contracts and it's just like wow that person's so great yet. It's peanuts compared to do some of these major. League baseball had as much money yeah revenue to pass around. I think we all agree that Jeff bezos needs to be at the forefront of change. I'm calling Lauren. Right now tanking and you didn't actually hear you. You didn't actually actually it's just hard to fake did actually here when you guys did it but I forget what you said so I had to come out of that acting like I just heard it. I hope you enjoyed. It has other the things on his mind right now. He's the director Yeah Yeah D..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
"What do you make of Adam silver sort of flirting with this idea domestically will the reason he came up with the Development League is that he wanted leverage when he was negotiating with the NCAA so the so there's always a backstory it to every single thing that anybody does pretty machiavellian but it really is true and it's what baseball is trying to do with the minor leagues with NCAA NCA does WanNa play ball with baseball and in and do what baseball wants them. They won't take college players and they'll make incentivize high school players to come to the big leagues. Adam silver's a smart man because he's got the international fandom and the international money that baseball in the NFL CRAVE NFL goes to London now. Where do they go four times a year the amount of money that the NBA makes overseas sees is X. Times 10x what NBA AN MB do because they've got marketable players who actually succeed here how how many European NFL players are there. I mean there's a Scottish earn. My Cleveland Browns Norwegian kicker on your fingers. I Yes yeah okay in Major League baseball the number of European the number and I'm not talking about his hand. I'm talking and then over like you guys. He's got the day off on cigarettes. Six million people had twelve fingers well six on each hand and toast really yes he does yes. The toes is a bit of a revelation. He's looking at twenty four or large you shake his hand and we you always laugh laugh at each other and it's not making fun of him and it's not politically incorrect because he purposefully bisley would tickle his little finger on your hand way to say yes an extra. We asked him a bunch of questions because we were fascinated about this years ago on the Lebatardshow show and we asked him if you if you're eating ribs and you get sauce on finger you look at the answers of your pinky. You'll look the ultra conversations nations the six fingered so. I can't even remember why we're talking about Alfonseca but European players now go to the NBA yeah well and not even close go oh but are stars like in Serbia. Nicola Yokich is a star Star in Greece. We saw here in Miami with the Dallas Mavericks game to play the Miami he the two biggest Slovenian stars in there there was like a traveling entourage of Slovenians that came to my mind is like three thousand of them that created the best atmosphere all year like and also kind of wonder too if they're almost leaving money on the table sometimes because they're championships being decided to am three and four am European standard time like. I wonder if there's actually more opportunity for them to grow worldwide. I've tried in baseball to get afternoon afternoon. World Series Games that it can be prime time overseas when each row was plane. I wanted the games to be in prime time in Tokyo and the Union always had had an issue because players in baseball do not like waking up early at all. They hate afternoon games hate and I think getting back to your point about what Adam silver is doing with the Domestic Cup. I think you hear you're a lot of players going well. What's the point of that when you brought it up here on the show Stugotz goes well. Why would I be interested in that like what what ultimately is the hook and I think a lot of what happens between all of this is when you introduce relegation to owners it's well. How's IT GONNA hurt me. How my incentivized to do this and ultimately. Is it worth breaking the structure of the Spore. We talk talk about this with reducing regular season games like I've heard a genie bus quoted saying under my watch. I am never voting for less than eighty two games. We need to preserve the history of the sport art and it's like it makes sense in the world to not play eighty two games but because of people like her that go. We're not changing things that ultimately is probably for me. The biggest impediment even beyond on making it economically feasible beyond saying this will be great is well. What do we have to change for well. Do you think she's full of it when she says the history of preserve the money in my pocket translate slate that about the history of the game right what she's saying is what all the large market teams say when we talked about going from one hundred sixty two games just one hundred and fifty four the teams who were not in favor of losing four home games where the team selling out their home games teams like the moms were like yes. We want fewer home games. We're we're willing to play internationally and lose home games because we can't sell eighty one games worth of product well this sort of touches on this slightly but I've always been curious. I think less games is is the way to go. The players certainly want it and I think putting Look Sixteen Game Seasons worked out for the NFL quite well over here. Why did you always get push back on that idea do they automatically assume it's less money when he put more value on some of these games and you could always have the option that Adam silver trying to create right now as talk about reducing games in the NBA by no no no. I'm giving you eighty two games sell. It's just I'm giving you a different variation of that. Some of these games have different values local TV you sit down with Fox in. La Now sinclair and those those networks were billions of dollars because every single day during the summer when there's nothing else on the are winning the primetime time slot and they are getting more subsidies than if they were you know reruns of keeping up with the Kardashians and then you look at for example I mean we're we're talking about less games because we live in a place where in you know the Marlins and the dolphins and the panthers don't sell out their games there. You know television. Ratings locally are fairly low so we're going. Let's have less less solidify. The Saint Louis Cardinals sell out eighty one home games every year. They have no problem with people watching it on television. It's more than enough for them. But for me you draw in more people will by there being less of it right you make each individual vent more impactful but at the same time you're also you're you're also going to earn saying. I'm reducing your near to revenue because because we think in the long term we can make them more players. So what we said is. We'll go to one fifty four. The players want one fifty four. That's fine but guess what you're now going to make you know you're losing losing five percent of your of your salary. The average salary will go down. Five percent of the players said no go but the dolphins eight games they play. Are they sell out every again. They announced sixty five thousand for their first game this past week but I I don't know if that like did a lot of them. Were blue purple yeah but but I don't mean roll all the C- colors yeah I mean th they announce a sellout. I mean you're wealthy comers. I think David reveal that he actually bought lots of those tickets on percents. I'm just saying that the the even sort of eight games for the dolphins. There's still a problem when there's nothing. The team is playing for for right correct with relegation. They'd be playing for exactly which is a good thing so what I WANNA do here. I want to look at each major sport and will include soccer because that's where this whole all ideas and concept is borne of and more people are most familiar with it and sort of go through the pros and cons of y woodwork and why wouldn't work for that specific league and then maybe we can settle in on a good case study here in America. Nfl I think we're all in agreement. There's no way we're talking. That's born to doing anything sort of different because their business model is working all too well and they have a free minor league system the reason why I think the NFL should consider it is think about for example the quarterback position offensive line where they go. They're not ready to play in the NFL even after coming from college why win the NFL WANNA put together their Minor League where they're coaching up their own players and their own talent but you're right. I mean as long as you're getting it for free as long as college. Football is a massive massive industry. They're never going to go. I'm not GonNa let you guys off the hook because I could say the same thing for every major sport right. Everybody's making money in everybody's team is going up in value but let's try to get the NFL well they are and what would be the greatest reason to avoid tanking and collecting draft picks the way to do it is you can say that there's a maximum number of draft picks that you can have each year so the dolphins collecting all picks in two thousand twenty. It wouldn't be allowed so maybe they don't make the trade that they made and the second thing I would say to the NFL is listen. You've got to win four games. That's it you can go four and twelve in baseball. That's the equivalent of going forty one twenty yeah so at Tanking Baseball team loses one hundred ten games like that'd be a lot remember. That's an NFL team going five and eleven. I don't even know how you implement that outside of collusion amongst the teams because there's a penalty what happens when you don't win enough off games relegated okay so maybe in the NFL the the solve for tanking is either limited draft picks or instituting some sort of financial penalty which relegation sorta does right outside of the fresh matchups. You still keep some of the properties that is where I would be an NF. I I think I think the NFL could solve their tanking issue without introducing relegation. Where are you basically get rid of the college draft and turn new players coming into league into free agency and you wouldn't be incentivized to lose because you have to create an attractive situation that a young I'm player one again. Everyone's sort of push back on that concept is what the then this just becomes a believe measuring contests amongst the NFL owners will. What are you watching every Sunday. That's what essentially essentially this all is. How do you get to go to buffalo by saying you'RE GONNA start for my team by paying them more money than you than allowed to pay play other players okay. So what you're saying is get rid of the CAP. Get rid of everybody free agent yeah. I couldn't be more in that sport free agent dollars. Don't always mean success. Look Daniel Snyder's been on a treadmill trying to do that. It's a there's injuries years. Yeah you also wonder what his team would look like if he had the shackle of the salary recap off right where if instead of being being forced to keep his team under two hundred million. I think that's with the salary cap is vitas decided when you're on. It's been four hundred million on my team and see what happens. Let's move on now now to the NBA which actually does have some of these restrictions on being able to trade multiple draft picks. How do we make promotion relegation work in the NBA for me. It would would be really hard because the talent gap between the best. NBA Player and the Best G. League player is so massive that I think if you just brought autophagy league team into the NBA they would get destroyed whereas we see teams in soccer all the time come up from the championship and hold their own without really signing that many top there are so many any good soccer players that can create value and so many and the coaching because of the Lower Divisions Yeah coaching and soccer is really really good. I think a lot of people people view second division third as Minor League. It's not like it's fully professional high level players playing in the English championship for instance that come up and hold their own I for me the the biggest impediment would be that the G. League is so far away from being. Mba quality that what happens when you bring a team up and they just go in seventy two. It's such a great counterpoint with trump in right here because I think you're being myopic Chris Wittingham because you got the G..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
"Ziprecruiter dot com slash create ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire so you're gonNA keep doing the show. No I'M GONNA try to swing. Both maybe work weekends but I'm the director of coffee. I'm not like the assistant to the director of coffee. That's big up saying that you were the director of coffee. I mean Dylan hired head using ZIP or dylan and hired somebody using ziprecruiter. Somebody's super qualified. The tanking is now at the forefront considering with Miami. Dolphins are doing an America's most popular sport so I abroad Chris Wittingham. He is known as soccer's Chris. Where can people get your work. Yes I'm now working at two in which is univision sports network working taking a mostly in English. Law People think that it's a Spanish only network but they're going to start producing a lot of soccer in English so that is my primary assignment now yeah so. I like cool things. I'M A fan. I WanNa see cool things. I'm a huge soccer fan as many of our shows fans. No I love promotion relegation but I don't have all the logistics cleared. I just WanNa see Rad things six and David's here to give voice to what the owners horseback might be. I just want to be general from it and start macro. I WANNA know why and I want you to articulate this very clearly. Why why do you like promotion relegation a soccer fan. What gets you going? Is it the fact that if a team doesn't perform they get penalized or is it. The fact that the team that's down in the dumps can lift itself up and it gets proven through promotion. I think those are really cool aspects of it a team getting promoted is obviously A. Oh cool cause for celebration you get fresh match ups every year but my feeling as a fan is a keeps a lot of the clubs on his because no no one is looking to be relegated. I like that it makes what would seem like meaningless games late in the season have significance normally if you're watching bengals dolphins at the end of the season you don't WanNa. Watch that slop at all outside of if you're betting on it well why hold so there's two reasons why people are watching bengals dolphins has nothing the promotion relegation has to do with fantasy and gambling and gambling is the only and fantasy or the two recession proof items. That's why supports leagues are getting so deep into gambling fantasy because you don't need competitive teams and as a matter of fact it doesn't matter who wins who loses and we can get right into this the number number one problem as I see it as a fan. I don't really have a good answer. Maybe Chris Wittingham can shed some light on this in American sports right now. It is simple be bad. Get rewarded with the draft in Europe. You have your youth academies and you have to really rely on scouting and sometimes you're signing players. Were six years old so Chris. What would you say to the naysayers that says it just simply doesn't work in America because of the system we already have in place and for me. It's the entrenchment Frenchman of the structures of the sport that make this really hard even for example in soccer terms where I think a lot of people want to see. This idea implemented a major league soccer just a couple of weeks ago. We had an expansion team announced for major league soccer in Saint Louis. There's reports that there's me another one added soon in Sacramento. These are owners that are investing two hundred million dollars to buy expansion clubs and if all of a sudden after they've paid the two hundred million to build up this league. You're not going well now. There's a chance at all of the revenues that you would get from playing in this league going to be gone because your team is in good enough. I don't know how many rich guys are going to sign up for ultimately for me. The impediment is the rich guys who want uncertainty on the investments that they've made yeah one thing. You said that you just have to make sure you clarify is they didn't spend two hundred million dollars to build up the league. They spent a million dollars colors because they believe that years from now their sons grandsons or somebody else like jeeter will come in and pay four hundred million dollars or five hundred a million dollars. That's so if you could go on this asset. Increasing value than promotion relegation would be fine of course and I think obviously these are viewed as well as has you know building things for the community as well as investments but for me the major difference for example you wouldn't have started relegation from the beginning with major league soccer because there was never ever any evidence that a league was going to survive as a matter of fact there were times there are times it major league soccer's history that it was. Harry Tampa and Miami were folded and there was is not a belief that that would be sustainable business model all credit to them. They've managed to do it but part of the way that you get owners to buy at one point. The crafts owned three teams James A. E. G. owned three teams because they're basically saying we're guaranteeing you that we're not going to relegate. We're not gonNA take revenue unique happy with revenue and the further along you get with that system being in place. The harder gets after all this work that you've done well. If you have a bad season you're out but you just made a big suction. You just glossed over by saying that we I promise you that we're not. GonNa take revenue away. We're not going to cut you off the kneecaps by relegating you but why can't we keep their revenue at levels that they're used to and still do relegation. You're you're marrying those concerts and I'm proposing that four relegation to work here in the US by definition you cannot cut off the revenue but you can implemented implemented system where you are playing different teams the following season so let me explain the anchor tenants of financially how it works in England for instance so a team gets relegated. I went it looked up Middlesbrough who are team that were in the championship. They got promoted and the next season they got relegated back down again so it's a nice example of you go up and then you go down again and so their revenues were cut in half year-over-year because the major money in England is the national TV deal which is one hundred million impounds guaranteed to the last finisher and goes and you basically have it slash half the next year you get what's called a parachute payment you get three years of parachute payments were you get fifty five percent of the TV deal of what you would have gotten the year before but the other thing that happens to that allows it to be a bit more sustainable although there is certainly plenty of Financial Joel Peril in the championship with the second division in England. Is there a lot of clubs that for example sign players to contracts where if they get relegated their salary goes way hey down so the their relegation clauses. I was looking up Jermain defoe since he was he was with Sunderland when they got relegated. There's a clauses contract nothing to salary go down but that he could leave to go and play for another club for free. there are for example. There are some clubs that have contracts but then you you'll recall when Josie Marina was fired at Chelsea. There were two points above above the relegation zone halfway through the year none of their players had relegation clauses and so they were at risk of if the worst case scenario happened they would have been screwed but the the the major thing that allows us to work is that on top of revenue going down Costco Down because you either sell players or their salaries go down. It's sort of built into the structure the league if you're going to be near the bottom you write that into a contract where the next year their salaries are not as crazy which is not foreign to what we see in American sports right now on your your former former marlins seen president. This is something that you did while you revenue goes down. You make your expenses go down right. The Way to do that is to is to get yourself in a position where you don't have guaranteed money going going out the door to underperforming assets so. I'm still not hearing anything that convinces me. That relegation can't work here in the US well one of the things that I heard in there that made me kind of fear it is. I feel like the unions have a lot of strength here in America and you're talking about. Some players are protected protections especially some players that have experienced plan at the the higher levels but to say your agent negotiate those protections for you all of a sudden wait. You're telling me I'm getting less money now. How's that GONNA fly over with a union right right and I I don't know I. I can't imagine that you know these things will be fought. Relegation clauses will be fought by unions but it's something that can be that can be implemented. There are other other sort of so it's fifty five percent first year than forty five percent than twenty percent in terms of the revenue you would have made in the primarily is what you make in the championship off of that TV deal. It's projected around forty five million pounds at the moment but the other thing that happens too. Is You know fans still come out to games and for example gate receipts for Middlesbrough the club. I'm using example only went up. One point five million pounds year over year so the fans still went. I guess the other thing that would have to happen too. Is Let's say Miami Marlins Orleans fans who are not showing up at the moment for the major league product with that attendance look even worse for a minor league product. Could you still half half zero yeah but it's also not apples to apples. Entirely I think if they were to ever do this in a in American sports I don't think you start off at more established Popular League David and I were sort of going back and forth on this and throughout the NHL which I think would be a fascinating case study but but as far as in Europe the protections are looked. If I'm getting relegated I still have a chance to have a big club in my sating because of all these additional competitions we have gone around and perhaps that's sweeten the pie for some of these owners that are getting sent down. I need to be able to get my money against the New York Yankees. that's where I make my number for the month or or something like that now for me. The the interesting thing that could happen as well is so it's not just going to set up a system of going up and going down you sort of have to change the entire structure of the sport. You can't have for example AAA clubs that are going to be going up and playing in major league baseball linked to like for example pawtucket and Boston right right you have to sort of separate that link and talk it would have to operate as its own club almost within Major League baseball so that it can get its own. TV deal it can sign its own players and everything like that and also the major one of the major financial aid because we were talking about financial things one of the major windfalls that come from teams get relegated another example in Newcastle they they had they got relegated from the primarily but they had a couple of players valuable to other European clubs straightaway when they get relegated they sell Masako Tottenham for twenty nine million pounds and Georgina Adam was a key figure for Liverpool for twenty four so before they've even taken some financial hits they've gotten so financial windfalls from getting rid of players but zone for the fans no but then they go and buy players have more championship experience that are more suited to that Second League that can you can still go up with them but you're getting rid of your best players that you can sort of be financially solvent one of the difficult things that happens is there isn't a financial mechanism for acquiring players that will that windfall to happen whereas if the MARLINS got relegated L. A. Gated. Maybe they could sell a play but that doesn't exist so the college draft almost have to go away. There are other things that would have to exist so that financially clubs can make money in other weight right and the the draft is a huge television deal which is big business over there which is why I think an considering. NFL's Minor League College football being its own huge enterprise. I I don't see this ever happening in American football especially in our lifetimes but it's why I think the NHL might be a really fascinating case study because already in their draft you have these youth youth clubs that have gone out and scouted players and sign players like you're trying to protect against tanking wasn't at the whole purpose race conversation. You made a comment like how is that good for fans and it's an excellent in point to which counterpoint look at the Miami Dolphins right now how Zaqoud for fans but how how is it good for fans what happened in Houston when the Astros lost one hundred games in a row hundred games a a year for three straight years..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
"Mystery crate is presented by Ziprecruiter Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire and what's up mystery craters okay what right the reading mystery really how we're starting. I mean you don't have your friends like that. Mr critters are feeling. We're going to bleep out out and heaven forbid. Someone actually thinks that you're calling them something that we're not believing it out hey today. I just wanted to come out and act like they're friends with us. And that's how I talked to my friends you guys. Don't you guys don't ever get your friends like that. You Know Yeah Yeah. I mean look if it works for you. That's cool Chris. I consider you a thank. You thank you felt good. Yeah Yeah thank you. I do feel like it took friendship next level Yankee at has nobody no no MC year. That's what we call. The mystery craters is going to be offended by that greeting. They're gonNA be like Oh. It's funny even though not really know what I said but they know we are now close personal. Yeah okay all righty. What guys hiring can be a slow process. Perhaps a little bit more space between this yeah talking about so Nelson Base. There's still a hat here. That's four Wayne Loves Harry Balls. Okay so yeah. That's not gonNA work space. You need between that and the ad as want you read this and say we have ooh LAUDERDA- also a Fort Myers right here. Okay yeah that long enough. How's this going. You want to restart it. It's going. Can you just say set up. What's what's in today's episode. What is in today's episode man. I'm really sorry to tell you this but it's a lot of me. I love it because you know but it's it's me and David Samson for Marlins team President and soccer's Chris winning soccer's second foray and in our mystery crate tanking is a huge the topic especially locally down here Miami with what the Miami Dolphins are doing a couple of weeks ago. We had a promotion relegation conversation one of the David Samson shows and nobody was really to prepare for so we decided to prepare and have a conversation. I think really ties into tanking. I think it's worth your time especially in the Salen we start trying to apply promotion relegation Gatien and how you stopped talking to each individual major sport. I'M NOT GONNA lie. When I heard that you guys are going to be doing this. I was like Oh. I don't know how this GONNA turn out but it was actually more interesting than I thought it was would be well. I didn't really bring much of the table because I was saying like moderator moderator. I JUST WANNA say promotion relegation because I think it's cool Chris. Wittingham huge soccer fan hugely informed armed on this and David Samson brought a lot to the table because he's the business guy he had a really interesting perspective on. All of this sports teams hire people. You know who else hires people. Those crappy people also higher trying to come up with a real number segue do it no go ahead cut here ready and sports sports teams tank. You know what else sports teams do. They hire people yes because there are people yup and people hire people and hiring is challenging and also can be a slow process basis for example cafe alturas. Coo.
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Empty Bowl
"I can't really recommend it to anyone. We have seen as you sort of touched on your review. We've seen so many takes on this exact act for on the lack of innovation with regards to cereal <hes> shape and construction more or then flavoring which of course there's always big leaps forward in that i feel that we don't see a lot of innovations for it in in zero construction and i feel like fruit loops more than anything have been <hes> <hes> injected with a a a wide variety of flavors that don't really change the effect that much and aren't really that <hes> notable exception of course in my book would be <hes> wildberry fruit loops which are <hes> <hes> out of control good and worth worth every penny i said on <hes> twitter that they should change the they should be able to change the name to fruit loops freely should be called worst fruit loops because not as good as well very fruit loops the birthday cake you have what what was that carnival bery that the toy story did got baby shark down so i'm not looking forward to those and i did not enjoy the birthday cake. I feel like birthday. Cake is a specific. I don't feel like you can just say strawberry birthday cake great birthday specific flavor that i think has to give you a bit of that buttercream and a bit of the sprinkle. I think those are the two things you're signing up for with with birthday cake see the problem then and that between birthday cookie crisp and the multiple cold stone creamery birthday cake remix cereal. I just don't think cereal is a natural israel fit for the birthday. Cake flavor requires too much subtlety to pull off and such a very blunt and impactful actual medium like cereal. It's just not necessarily the best fit and putting strawberry on it doesn't really put a bandage on the wound here to to follow your example symbol. I'd recommend taking wildberry fruit loops and pairing them with donuts. Maybe if you want to get that fruity cake flavor yeah. I think that the donuts or you know what i could make an argument. The pig doughnuts is a better sim okra of strawberry birthday cake back seat. That's what upsets me. Most is that kellogg's really nailed it on the first try with that pink doughnut serial ever since it's just been like a dark mirror around that getting blurrier and blurrier every time until we ended up with something like birthday cake fruit loops that i just cannot bring myself to keep eating <hes> what we can bring ourselves to keep ingesting is your voicemails. If you go to pull the rest you can find a link to <hes> liba sir <music> <hes> some voicemails. We asked you a what was it. Dan swahili snack treats snack treats that are cereal based. Yeah i pretty shamelessly shamelessly promoted my unbirthday and said that if you were to bring a serial big good to a party what would be your secret recipe <hes> all right so listen to these than <hes> dan. I'll give you some time to come up with our question for the <hes> the following week but <hes> let's. Let's enjoy those now. Hello and happy birthday dan <hes> my family cereal recipe is either extremely common almond or it is just saturated appalachian culture to the point wearing a west virginian staple but my favorite is peanut butter. Choose uh-huh wherein you just mix like corn syrup sugar peanut butter and frosted flakes and cook it into just a gooey demass that you let said and then each you it real great. Hello dan and justin. I don't have a recipe involving cereal but if i can. I'd like to encourage you to make graham crackers at home. I would never ought to do this myself and i worked for shop that made their own graham key lime pies. It is a symbol process and the smell that fills your house's unmatched the result embodies everything eh about box graham crackers while completely blowing them out of the water the colors richer the flavors deeper. If you're like me you like the best they are burned.
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Empty Bowl
"Seven select sub brand has released three different cereal and confection bonded bars a one of which is simply cinnamon and milk chocolate doc which to me was too boring too obvious kind of tired of cinnamon they had free rice cereal which is which is pebbles to the non contractually contractually bound amongst us in white confection which is okay okay interesting enough but then they have free hoops cereal in pink confection and the very existence of pink infection is enough to draw me to any edible treat. Let alone involves cereal as well. What a wild name for something pink. Thank free it is literally called free hoops cereal in pink confection. It is wild yeah if you look pink infection. There's it's not even really a lot of info surrounding it. There's like an old new york times article from nineteen sixty two extolling the the romantic virtues of pink confection but but i think in this case for seven eleven it's not so much romantic but it is it is about right for what you'd want from a cereal bill and chocolate or chocolate escobar because they really packet full of this little bits of not really fruit loops shrapnel and though they go pretty heavy on like the raw sweetness of confection like you know you know those those i don't know if they're lollipops but they're honest dick and it's usually dislike santa's head during chris for sure yeah. It tastes exactly like that. If you took a turkey baster full of fruit loops milk and just shove right in santa sara bellum and went ham sakata like <hes> like lollipop brightly bright light. It's a white chocolate pop that kind of vibe yeah. It's something you want to more than jury eat immediately because it's a lot super sweet but i think as a like a next to the cash register impulse buy i'm guessing i got the best of the three. I can't say for sure but i think it's worth a try. If you have somebody else to eat it with who can take the burden of second impact of of you of well from a free loop fruity free hoops to <unk> loops. You've got a new new varietal of the <hes> the fruit it loops. I have tried this. One and i feel like you are spot on and yeah yeah. He did pause three stress-free. Show remember november's podcast so i'm going to elegantly dissect the fact that birthday cake fruit loops though it's not entirely we knew it took me a while to get to it represents kind of the worst of the cereal industry right now it just made me frustrated because you look at kellogg's specifically and they've released a lot of just sugary ring cereals often with a little bit of a little bit of an ambiguous vegas fruity twist to it. We had unicorn cereal. We had peep- cereal we catecholamine cereal. We had toy story cereal and now we have birthday cake cake fruit loops which basically distaste the exact same as the rest of them just one note and one is being generous. One notes sugar sugar impact that the freeness of it. It says it's supposed to be strawberry in this case but it just is not come through in. It just leaves me really sad..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Eighteen W. W. time is ten ten Detroit mayor Mike Duggan taking exception to reports about the city proposing facial recognition technology for their surveillance camera system he says that there's been some misunderstanding and reports the police chief was advocating for the technology what the chief did say was that he like the ability to do it in a negligence or comes as we have a terrorist known to be here it is turned out that that exception which has never happened has caused a lot of confusion Duggan says they want cameras that capture video at major intersections for later use and criminal investigations but not the use of facial recognition the organizers of the N. double A. C. P.'s one hundred tenth annual convention which begins next weekend in Detroit are waiting to hear if president trump will attend Michael Turner chair of the N. double A. C. P. one hundred tenth annual convention says they have been talking with the White House we have had a couple of conversations with the White House in so we're we're going back and pull up the his that see it yes or no but they are seriously looking at it and we're trying to get an answer sooner than later because a lot of things to has to go into the preparation and in a city resident most of the democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to speak at the convention on July twenty fourth among the issues to be discussed our education and criminal justice reform with the future of line five in question and bridge says they have taken significant measures to ensure a pipeline safety following the oil spill and the Kalamazoo river nine years ago company vice president guy Jarvis says they have beefed up there in pipe inspection just testing one.
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"And you know, if my relationship was gonna work it required us to be living in the same city. We've been dating long distance for like a year and a half and it sucked. So I went on a bunch of interviews, and I met with a bunch of people, and I sat down I had a meeting with Greg Daniels. Who I didn't know I knew his name, but I had never met him. And he was all I knew was he was adopting the British office for American TV, and my opinion, which was most people's opinion was what a terrible idea that's never going to work like it's too beautiful and pure and amazing and it'll never work for an American audience. So I went into the meeting with an enormous amount of skepticism, and then we had a two and a half hour meeting. He had back trouble. And he actually one point just lay down on the floor. And he's amazing odd guy. He laid out on the floor in front of me. But we continued to talk about television. And at some point and felt like I was. Therapist because I was sitting in a chair, and he was lying on the floor. But he just was talking about his theories about the show about what was going to make it work. And I started to feel like, oh, this guy is a genius. Like, it's a word that gets thrown around too much. But I think it applies here. And I called my agent when I left the meeting, and I said, I don't know if that show gets picked up, but if that if it gets picked up, I don't care how many episodes it is. Or what the circumstances are taking a job. And my agent said why are you? So sure you wanna do that. Because that guy's gonna teach me how to write literally said those words so it got picked up for six episodes. And I went to work for him. And he taught me how to write like, he he's just sort of scientist about the art of sitcom writing and there were times when we would be at work that first year there only three full-time writers. It was me Mindy Kaeling and BJ Novak and none of the three of us had ever written anything, really. Before he basically taught a class like he taught like a graduate seminar in storytelling and TV writing. And there were times when he would be talking about stories where I would stop like I was reading notes in trying to come up with pitches for the episode, and I would stop, and I would just start taking notes of what he was saying. Like, he was a professor, and I still have them like I still have pads of paper with like just aphorisms and insights and kind of like structures and stuff written down that I like refer to you sometimes because he he's just that good. And like he is the reason that that show became what it was. So I don't think I had a moment. I was like, oh, I'm really good at this. I'm better than other people are I had a series of moments where I thought this guy Greg is better at this than everybody. And if I just listen if I shut up and listen to what he's saying that will make me good at it. And that's what happened. But it sounds like you got lucky though, that you ran into somebody the people I've talked to about this generally find Hollywood to be really drew. Medically unimpressive. But it sounds like that you stumbled upon someone there that not everyone gets dissemble upon. Oh, one hundred percent, I read it. I just read this book called success in luck in the myth of meritocracy or something like that. It's by an economist who teaches it to Cornell. I think Robert Frank is his name, and he basically talks about how people dramatically underestimate how much luck plays a role in their lives in every arena, and it starts with this anecdote where he had a heart attack and his he was playing tennis and his friend called nine one one. And there happened to be two ambulances who responded to a car accident like thirty seconds away from where they were playing tennis, and because to Amy Lens's showed up one of them was able to break off get to the guy resuscitate him and keep them alive. And he basically says like everything that happened after that moment in my life at some level is because of luck like that was just blind luck. It had nothing to do with me. And a really resonated.
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"Like, you're twenty five years old, and that's your life. So it's hard not to say SNL, but creatively, you're writing three minutes sketches or four minute sketches every week if you're lucky one of them gets on the air, and is like a middling success, so creatively, speaking parks and rec was probably the formative thing for me that where you know, when that show clicked on all cylinders. That's probably the most pride. I think I had taken anything. What do you remember from that Saturday Night Live reunion show when all of comedy is gathered there except Eddie Murphy didn't go to that. One. Didn't can you. Go did not know the Eddie Murphy didn't go because he was mad at David Spade because David Spade did a Hollywood minute joke in like nineteen ninety four or something where he's showed a picture of Eddie Murphy. And he said, oh, look shooting star or a falling star or something and Eddie Murphy, pretty rightfully say. Gotta side with Murphy on this one Spade. I'm Eddie Murphy. One hundred percent you decide with anymore via especially because literally the only reason the show is still on the air. Is that Murphy saved it and eighty eighty one after Lorne Michaels left. Eddie Murphy was the only cast member who mattered on that show for like two years while they were trying to figure out what the hell it was. And so it was a little bit like come on, man. The whole thing about us and allies. There's no sacred cows s and that was forged in the Watergate era, and the idea was and Lauren talks about this all the time whoever's in power, it doesn't matter who it is whoever's in power you take a cynical stance against them. You assume they're full of shit, and you attack them, and that means you play both sides if a democrat in office, you attack the democrat for Republicans enough as your tack the Republican, that's how the show retains its credibility. Is it doesn't seem like it's too skewed. And you know, when norm McDonald was doing update he was a vowed Republican and told people on air to vote for Bob Dole. It was really. And it felt weird. It was like not just because it's supposed to be counter cultural. But because the show. Just kind of didn't do that the show took the position that whoever's in power in any realm of society deserves scorn and derision and they deserve to be taken down. But on the other hand when it's one of your own when it's Eddie Murphy or something it's sorta like, well, what's the point of that? Like, why do that joke? Like, he's not the president. He's not a Senator. He's he's like why go after your own guy. And the only time I ever felt bad at that show. 'cause I produced we can update for three years. The only time they ever felt bad. Or when I felt like it wasn't a fair hit that we did a joke where it was like that person doesn't deserve that joke. That's the only time that show can really run a foul. And so yeah, spayed when after Eddie Murphy, and he was the only real notable no show, and I kind of on his side. And so, but what was that night? Like, what do you remember about your interactions and just what your career might become from that point? If you allowed yourself to dream while in that room. Well, there are two things that happened within a year. There was the. SNL twenty fifth, and then there was the NBC seventy fifth which they did a three hour live show in eight h in the SNL theater with like every old show every ER and saying elsewhere and get smart, and like, you know, the sid Caesar show like everyone from entertainment came back that was a nightmare. It's like I was one of the writers on the show. And so literally everyone from history from NBC histories of that show. It's really crazy..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"You guys all new in the room? Oh, we're better at this than most of the people doing this everyone. There knew it. I knew that the cast was the best cast like comedy cast. Maybe ever I really felt that way very early on. I I just was like you would look around the room and think every time one of these people opens his or her mouth. It's amazing. And I just had this really strong feeling Greg Daniels who created it with me used to say a very frequently. The the thing that saved the show was the cast was great before the show got great. And he was right. He was like the cast was just so talented in so charismatic in the, you know, six or eight episodes. It took us to really figure out what the hell we were doing the cast was just so good. They just made everything work. And now it's like Chris Pratt's, arguably the biggest movie star in America. He's got two enormous franchises in these cells at Madison Square Garden, and you know, Nick Offerman is like can't walk down the street. And Adam Scott has done a million things. Like these like the entire. Our cast has done exactly what it felt like they were going to do which is go on to be really famous and successful in great have great careers. So I know that it doesn't sound fun. When I say that I lay awake at night. But I think anything, that's truly great any artistic endeavor. This truly great is going to have that as part of its story that like, you don't know whether it's going to work, and then what makes it so satisfying is that you come out the other side, then that the most on that you've had in an atmosphere. Like, I imagine those Saturday Night Live after parties were drug-fuelled. You've got the office is, you know, a magical hit in this country. Like where was the most fun actually being had in real time? Well, that's a good question. It's hard not to say us in L because the thing about SNL is like everyone is twenty four. And it's everybody's first job. And you kinda can't believe it. I mean, I was there for the for the twenty fifth anniversary show, which was in two thousand two thousand either ninety nine or whatever and like every single person came back every single living cast member came back. And then like, you know, Robin Williams and Billy crystal and and Whoopi Goldberg and like it just anyone in comedy was like in the same room at the same time. And I was at the time. I was twenty four I think, and I just was like how I can't believe this is happening like that every single person who's funny in America. Just as like, of course, I'm going to come to that thing because that's how important that institution is. And then because everybody's young. And it's everybody's first job and you're living in New York. And it's like crazy that show SNL has waves of self esteem and the internal. Mood matches the self esteem that it is derived from the show being good. And so, you know, it goes it's like a sine wave it goes up and down and when in two thousand when will Ferrell ninety nine two thousand we'll Farrell started playing George Bush and Darrell Hammond started playing Al Gore, and then the crazy two thousand election happened and suddenly SNL mattered like really mattered in a significant way, and it the self. We derive the staff derive a self esteem from that like in matters. And so it started to be really fun to be working there and to go to those parties afterwards and Horatio Sanz. There was always an after party from one to four Horatio Sanz started. And after after party, they went from four to six in the morning where we would just like shut down a bar and just stay there. And then you would walk outside at six thirty in the morning on a Sunday. And it would be bright sun, and there'd be people like jogging on the street and going out to brunch and stuff. And you were just in the same clothes. You were wearing the night before just miserable. You know, smoke like stained and booze stained, and it was so fun. It was just like what a time to be alive..
"eighteen w" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"And it was at the time. It was a joke, and now it actually happens. Now, those are the stats that. That ESPN and other places just us. So we gave it up partially for professional reasons. But also we felt like we were saying the same things over and over again and the world had kind of caught up a little bit and has started to see the light and weren't. There were fewer and fewer old crusty dinosaurs. Who are writing about how you know if you wanna know who champion is looking his eyes or whatever this is all the stugatz arguments. Our our every evolution in permutation comes from there, though, you realize you could have kept growing that out that you could have that wouldn't have been the only place because all we do around. Here is make fun of sports media. It's the daily show all it was doing was making fun of media from within media. Right. That was smart television. And so that's all that we've been doing around here, you could have done the same thing. I feel like you could have done parks and rec for sports that you could have done the office for sports. You could have done Brooklyn nine nine for sports. You'll be running all of ESPN right now. Take a different, Pat. Well, I've heard you say a lot that you that you wished that ESPN. For example, you say this on your show all the time that you wish that people were having more fun, and that this is sort of absence of your work at some level, right? As you wish you weren't taking. So that sports weren't taking. So seriously all the time, and I do think there's it's possible. But the problem is that like, you're you're walking fine line you and people like you were walking this fine line. Whereas you said to me when I wrote that piece on. You you're tackling the establishment from inside of the establishment. And that means that like, you're right on a knife edge all the time of tipping over into either. Being the establishment or fending the establishment so much that say you throw a bunch of billboards saying goodbye to LeBron James, and you end up getting suspended, and so you it's not that you can't do that. It's just a kind of life that I don't think I cared enough about that subject matter. I li- I was doing it as an as a fan, and as a sort of casual observer of the way that media talks about sports, but it didn't like burn in my soul. As like, this is what my want my life's work to be. So, you know, alternately, it's I find it more fun to write long form narrative television. And so I sort of broke in this direction. It also happens to pay a lot of money, but it, but it's my this is what I love. And so that hobby that that other thing was a hobby, and I think for you. I think I would say the inverse is true. Right. Like, this is what you're passionate is your passion is making fun of this stuff from the. Side and other things in your life might be hobbies. And so you can it's not that you can't imagine doing something else with your life is just that. This is the thing that you find the most fun. I would guess yes. For me it is. But I don't know how much fun. It was the right on us L. I don't know how much fun. It was right on the office. I don't know. It sounds to me parks and rec would be overwhelming to me. It would be not fun fulfilling maybe, but not necessarily fun because of how hard it would be to run an entire show like that. Oh, it's a tremendous amount of fun. I would say that show in particular. It had a crazy weird journey. We were always almost getting cancelled a bunch of crazy things happen that were behind the scenes that were just in terms of like, the MAC and nations of networks and studios and stuff. That's not super interesting to talk about, but Amy Poehler, and I were friends from SNL, and we built that thing together and Rashida Jones, and I have been friends since college we met like the second day of college nineteen ninety three..
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
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"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
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"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"This week's album is by rapper push it t noted member of the duo clips his album is titled my name is my name which is a line from the show the wire for those who are familiar and came out in two thousand thirteen two great album through and through may be borne song i would consider skipper on their but that's just me personally my favorites our numbers on the boards hold on which i believe features rick ross uh sweet serenade featuring chris brown who is trash nece star oh no stalled you like nostalgia but knows get it cocaine featuring kendrick lamar and then snitch featuring throw williams so again push it my name is my name great album those are my favorite songs dillon go listen to the native american ass yeah uh there was a little odd clips woods i won't say in the news but they had a little uh clip set a little thing this weekend during the nba allstar game break in erd has reformed and performed at halftime of the allstar game and they started with a marching band playing the beat to a grinding who which is one of the dope his beats ever at is off that's an alltimer shut out to ferraro mike a currently trying to recreated on the on his desk i don't know how those kinda close kinda got late game yeah it's a good one yeah nods it's fantastic it's an all time.
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Yeah i ended the column with the the james harden kevin durant let's get you pull wow all member all this shit site was different background i don't remember all this shit you know i i it's almost three years to the day it's been a long strange trip down the internet road give me a break our next segment people on airplanes are the worst people the thing that inspired this was a listener pointing out how absurd it is that everyone stands up in the aisle the second the seatbelt light goes off after landing this is always bug the shit out of me i know it bugs a lotta people i'm notes due in discussed widely i'm sure there's many columns written about it on the internet i'm sure but what does deal with this man like as too tall to stand up in my seat so when everyone is standing in i feel obligated to stand accent off standing up in my neck is craned dover and it's just uncomfortable nothing about this is good we're not going anywhere we're not going anywhere takes twenty minutes to de board these things minimum that's if you're out unlucky on a good fast flight with a good crew why does everybody stand up in the nile the second the seatbelt leg if socks to stand up to like if you're in the in the window seat you can't stand directly straight up in the like you're kind of leaning back yeah you're doing them though the reverse michael jackson yet his criminal thing and it's a terrible way to stand snow way to live up i will this same thing popped up for some reason my girlfriend send me a meema of earth something about this about you know why do people stand up yeah and said you can't be this what you're not this person are you and i am proud to report i'm not the spurs i always been calm cool and collected i'm glad we sit and wait for my turn and i'm going to let the people to my right or my left go in front of me especially if they're women i know and i'm going to be one last i'm taking my time i i used to be the.
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Get it i i've never had one of those i would like one of its anybody wants to send me a face mask i'm down i'll try one but also shut out to everybody on snapchat sending us snaps of them like carving into a fresh thing a peanut butter or ice cream or whatever we're getting all these nut moments snaps now and i guess as greatly improving maya quality of life yeah and shut out to all the brok boys who were stealing things from out to pull it i don't need to see you stealing the to pull a bottle which someone sent i've only got a couple of those i went out in the leg sudden aspect although the napkin fo my god we might you ain't late this this podcast could be the end of june pull for real if the salmonella or whatever that was it they gave everybody last year that didn't kill him off but this might be it the napkins are going in bulk i've had people send anyone where they only grab like five and i'm like bitch that's not a big grab you got to at least double back and then i'll get another one from a minutes like forty napkins deep my ass more like it son you you get those napkins and apparently i got elder today on touching base this was a due to bit was which i yeah they're like you you're still in the due to been i had no idea of the fuck i don't know what did you a did alias at san jose napkins if you ever accused me of stealing a bit to get the fuck out here why the fuck would i do that i'm not an idiot of worked on the internet for seven years man people have thought that other people don't know the dave already been distributed or whatever like i'm not going to steal your bit or a bit from some other podcasts that you listen to which some.
"eighteen w" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Uh this song was nominated for mtv video music award for ringtone of the year mike us you have the honour of reading while didn't win but it was nominated and it's good to be nominated so i'm gonna i'm gonna turn you lose here just gonna read the first versus using it when it came to all song for five minutes but obviously it starts with the i guess you could call it a prelude to to the actual verse course uh suit to take it away whenever you ready okay booty booty booty booty rock in everywhere booty booty booty booty rock in everywhere booty booty booty booty rock in everywhere rock in everywhere rock in everywhere i found you miss new booty get it together then bring it back to me hit the player's club for about a month or to put a cat on it then see what it do i found you miss new budi get it together than bring it back to me hit the player's club for about a month or to put it put a tan on it then see what it do get it ripe get it right hit it tight get it right get it right hit it site get it right get it right hit a tight get it right get it right hit a tight girl i don't need you but you need may take it off let it flop shake it freely and i don't tell stories i let him tell dice self and they add gonna sell sex girl it sell itself like nothing else yeah i'm a country boy but that big city bottom fill me up with joy eight live grand live it up betty here you go the whisper song baby this is us ready put it on me enthusiastically whatever it is that you do you do it admirably and i'd choose it that thing choose me it's bubba k and yang yang all the way in this thing go i gotta say that was that was an impressive rendition n no shit no lie he found out he was gonna be doing this like three minutes ago and no practice no rehearsal come straight in in nails miss new booty fours i mean you've got to give it up for mike in there that's.