35 Burst results for "Enron"

"enron" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

04:57 min | 2 months ago

"enron" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"This marketplace podcast is supported by pegasus adams. Pekka builds innovative technology solutions that eliminate business complexity. So your entire enterprise can work smarter faster and more efficiently pegase low code software will help you. Automate and simplify complicated. Processes get rid of time consuming manual tasks and solve customers problems in real time. You and your team will be free to focus on the work. That really matters. Are you ready to go. Find out more at pegu dot com slash marketplace. We're watching one documentary on marketplace themes each month for our econ extra credit project this time. It's enron the smartest guys in the room about the collapse of that darling of investors. The energy company enron enron's accounting was a work of fiction and unlike the mortgage crisis seven years after that senior executives did go to jail. I'm joined now by bethany. Mclean a financial journalist. Who was onto enron early. She co authored a book that very much informed. This oscar-nominated documentary were watching. We talk at a time here. That a big trial is going on about another apparent innovator accused of pulling the wool over the world's is thank you for joining us bethany. Thanks for having me. Do you see possible parallels to the blood testing machine company. Theranos i mean allegations are theranos was also fake it till you make it over there. Maybe fake it till you make it works for lots of companies but we don't get these scandals unless it all goes wrong. The interesting thing to me is what you hit on. Which is what is the line between a visionary in a fraudster and sometimes i think the only real difference is that the visionary is able to prevail through these periods where. They're faking it. And they're able to keep getting money from investors so that they can get to the making it's hedge and then nobody ever investigates to say. Yeah but for this period of time. They were actually faking it. When you look back to enron enron headed division called enron broadband. And that really was net flex ahead of its time and sometimes i think if enron had been able to keep getting money from the markets could enron have been net flicks. I don't know it's an interesting. It's an interesting question. Right gets to the whole culture of innovation now. The cfo fast. Oh went to jail. Enron's former ceo skilling went to jail the former and chairman. Ken lay was awaiting sentencing when he died. We didn't get to see similar scenes. Played up people going to jail after the mortgage crisis that came seven or so years after enron. Is it apples and oranges two different types of disasters now. I actually think it's apples and apples. I think the line between what happened at enron and what happened in the global financial crisis is much blurrier than people might think. Both were examples of lots of manipulating the rules and figuring out how to make money for themselves out of something that was pretty much destined to collapse and leave economic wreckage for a lot of others in their wake and both were arguably quite legal. There was just a different appetite for prosecution in the wake of enron. I think one part of it is that what happened. After enron actively scared the justice department from prosecution because they did successfully prosecute arthur andersen the big accounting firm. It went bankrupt. Destroyed tons of jobs and people said a wait. If we prosecute these big companies than a lot of innocent people at these companies lose their jobs so it'd be it maybe enron was the last of a breed where people go to jail if the company is big enough. I worry that it was. I think justices. It's not a lot of it. Depends on time and place in the appetite for going after things and so you'd like to believe that when something goes wrong the people who did bad things would pay the price for it. But i don't think that's the way it works. Bethany mclean is a financial reporter who was onto enron before most people co author of the book along with peter l. Kind entitled the smartest guys in the room. The amazing rise in scandal is fall of enron. Bethany always good to talk to you. Thank you so much for having me on one documentary film. A month on marketplace issues can watch along with us if you like by signing up for our econ extra credit newsletter if you haven't already that's marketplace dot org slash newsletters. I'm david brancaccio with our morning. Report from apm american public media..

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Julie Kelly Describes How Trump Supporters Are Being Turned Into Convicted Felons

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:17 min | 2 months ago

Julie Kelly Describes How Trump Supporters Are Being Turned Into Convicted Felons

"Kelley welcome to america. First one on one. Thank you for having me. One an intro. So i know the invoice in the mail. So what did you talk about. Yes there was a topic of your panel. Just a little snippet so the subject that i've been covering for the last several months as you know we've talked about is january six out of laughed and the biden regime the media weaponising it against not just the people who were there that day but everyone on the right by extension almost seventy five million trump voters and so How that investigation is accelerating and how it is ensnared now over six hundred americans and they have been even more. Recent arrests have not every week. There are new arrests so with the justice department. Continues this what. I call terror crusade. We could we probably jihad against maga. It is it is. I mean this is what you see. So that the panel discussion yesterday was vaccine mandates and then january six. You could see the convergence relation vaccine mandates The the hunt for the quote unquote insurrectionists criminalising conservatives is it not criminalizing conservatives and criminalizing dissent so that is really what they're doing now the vaccine mandates mandates et cetera. Et one thing But what they're really doing with the january sixth investigation Prosecuting people for trespassing adding felony charges. Keeping now about sixty people behind bars denied bail under pretrial detention dot by. Let's stop here. Sixty people who is any one of them charged with insurrectional revolution. Yeah so what are they challenged with. Julie mostly trespassing civil disorder conspiracy a felony charge. That's very common is obstruction of official proceeding. Which more the two hundred people face. That charges never been applied to a political protests. Ever and never was. It's a two thousand two statute that was posted. Enron that would stop people from interfering in congressional inquiries. It was never intended for people who walked in the capital when they were certifying electoral college. But this is the way that they are turning trump supporters in to convicted

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'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos

Reality Life with Kate Casey

01:27 min | 3 months ago

'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos

"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:38 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"To make tricky s. p. e. appear totally legal but he didn't know where to turn until he came up with an ingenious solution he'd put up the money and just make it look like it. Came from outside. Investors leah who worked at enron at the time helped with the record keeping and the to make money off the deal later. They filed jointly and naturally neglected to declare the income of course when the enron task force found out. They threaten the couple with criminal tax charges. What happened next was predictable. He was the one they really wanted. So they said plead guilty right now and drop the charges against your wife fast outfield. They didn't have enough to convict him so he told them to go to hell. But after leah was indicted and it became clear the government would likely win fast. I realized he had to change his tune. His two young sons might grow up with both their parents behind bars. Fastow couldn't allow that prosecutors returned with a new offer cooperate and will unsurely does no more than a year. This time fast out took the deal. The judge amerson fast out pretends to listen..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

03:48 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"No clothes walking straightens. In her seat she leans forward into the microphone and speaks directly. Yes i do believe that. That mr skilling and mr fastow along with two very well respected firms did dupe. Ken lay in the board. The saying around. Enron was that heads. Mr fastow wins. Tails enron loses And i was highly concerned that that Not only had the titanic at the iceberg. But we were already tilting. But jeff skilling has no opportunity to respond until he joins walk ins. And jeff mcmahon before a senate subcommittee twelve days later. Mr chairman distinguished senators My name is jeff skilling. I worked at enron for ten years spending my last six months there as ceo. I left the company in august of two thousand and one as i did when i appeared before congress. I want to apologize to all of those affected people for what enron has come to symbolize before we start. There are few things i think..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:12 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"But we just don't see the criminal angle yet. We see it. More as a disclosure case call considers this but fbi special agent show ford projects. Well frankly. I think it's highly unlikely there's no criminal case given the speed and severity of enron's meltdown caldwell nuts. I agree the magnitude strongly suggests. There is a criminal case here but but obviously that doesn't mean anything until we can prove it so keep digging someone on their side is gonna slip up and when they do we'll be reading in los angeles reporter john. Ms wiler with the wall street journal types as fast as he can he cradles his phones handset against his shoulder trying to keep up with a voice on the other end of the line. He's not sure who he speaking to. But the man knows his stuff claiming to be an associate of andy fastow. The informant wants to remain anonymous. And that's fine with them schweiler. Before publishing he'll check all the facts with.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:10 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"To hang your curtains you can even higher a proud organizer messy closet. Yep there are people in your city who specialize in that. I actually just downloaded the thumb tack up. And i could feel my apartment. Breathe of relief. Hello fresh paint and an ac unit that actually works on the thumb tack app. You can compare. Prices read reviews and chat with pros directly. When you found the right person. You can book them with just tap. All of those annoying projects will just disappear. Maybe it is a little magic. Download them tack and start your next project today from wondering. I'm lindsey graham and. This is american scandal distrusted by the banks abandoned by shareholders and ron's history of deception finally caught up with it on december. Second two thousand one. The day declare bankruptcy soon. After both investigators in enron's disgraced executives acted fast. Law enforcement officials worked to ascertain just what crimes company had committed. And who to hold accountable. Meanwhile and ron's most prominent leaders were looking for ways to turn the tables on their accusers. The outcome of this decisive legal battle will determine the personal fates of anti fast out..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

01:38 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"After nine am in early december sherron. Watkins arrived at enron headquarters. She squeezes past local news. Crews as they set up tripods she takes home to gaze. The various cameras trained on reporters. Standing patiently with their microphones in hand. Ready to go live walking. Shakes her head. She never thought she'd lived to see the day. When the downfall of a corporation would attract the same level of coverage as a natural disaster she and hers and ron's main lobby. She expected a grim scene but nothing could have prepared her for this shell shocked former. Employees had towards the doors in a mass exodus their personal effects piled into cardboard boxes. Any of them have put their boxes on the seats of eight hundred dollar office chairs. They're wheeling out like shopping carts. Men and women weep openly the layoffs have begun walk walking systems. Sure where to go what to do or who to talk to. She's waiting for the elevator. When a man approaches she recognizes him. I can't remember from where as they step into the elevator. He reminds her that. He's one of the company's lawyers now that enron is bankrupt. He says with a smirk. It's lawyers are the only ones with job. Security walk ins wonders. Exactly what that means for her as the doors open to her floor. He tells her not to worry her job safe for another month at least walk ins asks. Why man raises his eyebrows. As if he's just been asked the dumbest question in the world and ron still needs her. He says she'll probably be asked to appear in court as lawsuits against enron begin to land in the coming weeks after all. You're the one who tried to warn. Lay the company was in danger right. You're famous

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The Downfall of Enron

American Scandal

01:38 min | 4 months ago

The Downfall of Enron

"After nine am in early december sherron. Watkins arrived at enron headquarters. She squeezes past local news. Crews as they set up tripods she takes home to gaze. The various cameras trained on reporters. Standing patiently with their microphones in hand. Ready to go live walking. Shakes her head. She never thought she'd lived to see the day. When the downfall of a corporation would attract the same level of coverage as a natural disaster she and hers and ron's main lobby. She expected a grim scene but nothing could have prepared her for this shell shocked former. Employees had towards the doors in a mass exodus their personal effects piled into cardboard boxes. Any of them have put their boxes on the seats of eight hundred dollar office chairs. They're wheeling out like shopping carts. Men and women weep openly the layoffs have begun walk walking systems. Sure where to go what to do or who to talk to. She's waiting for the elevator. When a man approaches she recognizes him. I can't remember from where as they step into the elevator. He reminds her that. He's one of the company's lawyers now that enron is bankrupt. He says with a smirk. It's lawyers are the only ones with job. Security walk ins wonders. Exactly what that means for her as the doors open to her floor. He tells her not to worry her job safe for another month at least walk ins asks. Why man raises his eyebrows. As if he's just been asked the dumbest question in the world and ron still needs her. He says she'll probably be asked to appear in court as lawsuits against enron begin to land in the coming weeks after all. You're the one who tried to warn. Lay the company was in danger right. You're famous

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

01:47 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Yourself without the board's approval no as president of enron. Did you ever intentionally deceive the board or the company's investors with the use of misleading accounting documents no minor concentrates as he marched up the.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:46 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's november nineteenth two thousand one and jeff mcmahon wonders. If this is how it feels to attend your funeral the waldorf astoria new york is heated of course but mcmahon's shivering as if he's outside on the snowy sidewalk man standing next to gregg wally their midway through a two hour presentation before an audience seventy-five lenders and two hundred bangers. The purpose of this presentation is to outline one by one. The challenges currently confronting enron mcmahon. And wally listened problems at a document and handed copies to all the attendees. It's sixty five pages. Long mcmahon and wally stick to the script they present themselves as the faces of the new enron. The old enron was purely earning string. Big man says with a deal shop mentality. The old enron justifiably earned it's dubious reputation as a black box as a result all creditor investor confidence has been lost. The company has no access to capital. It's debt has outpaced cash flow. it's lost too much. Money relied on. Faulty and misleading off-balance-sheet entities mcmahon promises enron has changed the new enron is dedicated to financial transparency open communication. There is no possibility that the executives and employees retained following the merger with dynegy will regress to the ways of old and ron mcmahon looks at the impassive faces of the bankers and lenders. He doesn't feel like anyone's buying this dog and pony show but he soldiers on he doesn't mention it here but he knows that this torturous day is far from over enron is scheduled to file its quarter report by nightfall and with it will come more admissions of guilt. Chuck watson will not be happy the following week. Ken lay arrives at another enron board meeting. Feeling point yes. The third quarter report landed with a thud last week. The company took a higher-than-expected loss of six hundred sixty four million and prospects looked him for the next quarter two of its. Sp's have more death assets. The debt collectors are demanding immediate payment of more than one billion dollars. Enron doesn't have that in its coffers. Chuck watson was furious when he saw the q. Three report and told lay that the only way he'd consider moving forward with merger now was if lay stepped away from the company once and for all but today lay has a plan. He has decided that he's not going to step down. And he thinks that watson will be okay with it. He believes that the light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter and brighter. By the minute. He is convinced what he built is too strong too important. And simply to meaningful to america and the global energy business lay is one of the most well known corporate leaders in the world. Watson won't pass up and opportunity to acquire enron simply because lay wants to remain as chairman board members not in support lanes back in his chair. He believes he's pulled it off. Enron was pushed to the brink but because he held on dynegy will take over handle the debt and everyone will be able to move on as if two thousand one never happened. He reminds himself. The dynegy was always like enron's little brother short made money but never on enron scam. Watson was never on the cover of business magazines watson close with the bushes and shore and ron has its issues but with this acquisition watson can catapult himself into a whole other week he should feel grateful. Lay out the window at the surrounding skyscrapers. He's happy to be at the top of enron corporation. There's no place he'd rather be. It's morning on wednesday november. Twenty eighth when chuck watson calls ken lay. You was up until nearly midnight talking with banking officials. They all told him. Enron's debt load is beyond anything they could have anticipated and there will be no more loans which means enron can't borrow another dime from anyone in the world except dynegy but dynegy's not in the lending business when watson asked. Ken lay of there anymore. Shoes drop lay assured him there were none now the q. Three statement has led watson to conclude. Lay is stupid. Or liar and watson doesn't think lay stoop plus there are now rumours lay has changed his mind about stepping down and enron's ratings are in the toilet just morning. Snp downgraded and ron two notches. Moody's took snp's lead and downgraded enron as well fitch ratings followed suit. Everyone seems to agree. Enron is junk so watson keeps his conversation with. Ken lay short simple to the point. Can i've decided to terminate the merger. I'm disappointed this didn't work out. And i wish you the best of luck but if lays taken the news hard he doesn't show it. I'm disappointed to he replies motionless. I'll move onto our other alternatives. Watson hangs up..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:11 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Slash vpn. Ken lay can't remember the last time he smiled. Not that he's depressed about all this people. Like jeff skilling indulgent depression but not ken lay. He talked a wally about skilling's recent call but the discussion was brief. While he said there was no way skilling could come back the optics would be disastrous. Such a move would raise questions and the one thing. Enron definitely doesn't need right. Now is more scrutiny. Lay agrees skilling is the past and lay must secure the future. All of this can be handled. The crisis will be managed an enron will make a comeback. This is a war plain and simple and lay intends to fight it. He walks into the conference room conscious to carry himself like a general awaiting him are several executives from enron enron's accounting firm. Arthur andersen. It's late nine. Pm and these chaotic days it was the first available time for this audit and compliance committee. Meeting stone-faced lay takes a seat at the conference table. Chief accounting officer rick causey begins so all of you know the. Sec is conducting a formal investigation of enron. Investigations is ongoing. And i don't really know much more update you as soon as we can. The more serious issue now is that arthur andersen wants to restate our ninety seven through two thousand earnings turns out that well enron made about one point two billion dollars less in those years than initially declared ken lay jumps in. But i'm doing everything. I can't gentleman make calls this past week to commerce secretary evans treasury secretary o'neill even greenspan. I thought maybe they could offer bailout. We can't expect any help from them. One by wander turning their backs told them that if enron fails all of america's energy trading market is at risk. Don't seem to care. I don't think they understand another executive pipes up what. What i don't understand is how are balanced. She could have been off by a billion dollars. Causey response neither schuco ljm qualified as an sp so any debt. They accumulated and a lot. Should have gone enron's balance sheet. That's something anderson should've caught ninety nine with. Ljm what all this means as well when.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:09 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's late at night. And sharon walk ins in her kitchen again. Listening to a voicemail that jeff mcmahon just left on her machine. he's read her memo. He says they all hear her loud and clear but a massive restatement of earnings even if it's not related to core businesses will cause a major credibility issue with the investor community and in case she's not aware enron is already dealing with major credibility issues. Shareholders tend to be forgiving but not lenders. He says a restatement results in some nasty stuff. What he's getting at here. Is that a new guy. Might be able to come in and fix it all. That's a possibility but he's not so sure that the old guy can hang around and say whoops sorry for what i did. Things will be better from now. On mcmahon wants watkins to think about that. Watkins just stanton her kitchen. She knows he's right. Restatement of financial reporting is a confession of guilt companies. It all the time and survived but customarily the top management does not the executives admit. They were wrong and then they perform the corporate equivalent of harry carey. Walk ins hasn't realized until this very moment that should enron pursue recommended course of action. Ken lay and jeff. Mcmahon will both have to resign. Jeff skilling tried to escape but he couldn't you went to florida. His wife said the beach would help them relax but it was impossible to pick up a paper or turn on cnn without being reminded of the fact that enron was imploding. Skilling thought he'd be less depressed after he left the company and for a time he was. He thought that he was doing the right thing when he quit. Not just for himself but for enron he really believed that the bad stock price was obviously a reflection on his leadership. So it should have rebounded once he resigned. Lay return to the hell but enron's fortunes haven't improved things actually got worse now the. Sec is all over the company the idea that these people would criticize enron over a few stumbles with all the good. The company has done for the average consumer is outrageous. Meanwhile enron his emerging more and more cash every day there's a term for what's happening to enron death spiral skilling assure. That really is only one option. So he cuts his vacation short and charter jet back to houston after a few days. He's ready to make the call. Takes a deep breath picks up the phone dials and talks to ken. Lay can you gotta bring me back. He says he tells lay. He's been thinking about it long and hard and he can return as interim ceo consultant. He lay and company president. Greg wally will fly to new york immediately. And once they're skewing knows he can convince chase to offer enron alone the three to four billion dollar range. It's time to fire up the engine. Skilling says it doesn't dismiss the idea outright tells skilling he s ago and he'll considerate get back to them. Skewing just stands there feeling more alone than ever. He can't understand why they didn't jump the offer. All skilling wants what's best for the company and if that means returning he's willing to do it skilling frowns puts down the phone deflate in waller too blind to see that they need his help. Then this truly is. The beginning of the end for enron. American scandal is sponsored by sleep number. You like sushi. Your partner prefers she me no problem. You like rom coms. They liked sci-fi no problem but at the end of the day after cheerfully negotiating. All of your differences. You can't agree on this. Nine out of ten couples prefer different mattress firmness. But i found a way to compromise by going into a sleep number store. Sleep number beds adjust from feather soft to firm so you can set each side to the perfect sleep number setting for both of you. I tested several models and my sleep number three sixty i. Ten smart bet is arriving soon. 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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:51 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Scandal is sponsored by audible. Chasing d'alene is a new investigative podcast hosted by veteran journalist. Vicky ward been covering the jeffrey epstein saga for nearly twenty years when ward i interviewed epstein in. Two thousand two. She didn't how close she came to uncovering the web of secrets. Wealth and connections that protected him for decades one of epstein's closest and concerning connection is disgraced heiress gallon maxwell epsteins ex-lover former employees alleged co-conspirator. Maxwell is now awaiting trial could hold the key to unlocking the truth behind epstein featuring new interviews as well as previously off the record. Insights chasing d'alene is a real life geopolitical thriller that will reframe and redefine the epstein. Saga chasing glenn is available exclusively on audible to start listening go to ottawa. Dot com slash. Chasing that's audible dot com slash chasing on october twenty. Third two thousand one. Andy fastow can see. The ken lay is beginning to crack under the pressure. Lay plods into the room. Sits down and rubs dark rings under his eyes. fastow's not sympathetic. Laid did this to himself. Maybe if they had promoted fas- out a coo. Instead of listening to sharon walk ins enron would be in better shape miserably lay sits at the head of the boardroom. Table set to begin. Another grim analysts. Call the pr department has written up an official explanation regarding the circumstances that led to the creation of algerian. It all sounds perfectly. Logical ron ashton. A fat lawyer from vienna chimes he proposes an edit that identifies fast hours the founder of the investment fund fastow can't contain himself. It was skilling. He screams everyone just stares at him. Even lay fast decides. Sit down the others. Do as well lay begins. The call lay tells those on the line that he's disappointed the stock prices so low especially since things were going so well. At the company pastel stifles a snort. Lay recites the prepared remarks regarding. Ljm it was an investment fund created counteract volatility related to various tech deals fastow voluntarily terminated his vomit with l. jam when it became apparent that his prominent position both in belgium and enron made some investors uncomfortable lay then adds that he has the highest confidence and fast down and thinks he's an outstanding cfo. It's a polite remark. Fastow acknowledges it with a flight not. It's his turn to talk now and keep things cheerful. No one needs to worry about. Enron's liquidity its banks still supported plus enron hasn't needed to dip into the three billion to keep socked away for emergencies lay asks if there are any other questions. Kurt launer of cfsp wants to see a balance sheet. When will it be available later. Shrugs the next balance sheet will be available at the usual time about a week or two after earnings are announced. Launer asks if the balance sheet can be distributed sooner lay says sure possibly and leaves it at that fast enroll says is. There's no chance of that happening. Dave fleischer from goldman sachs is next on the line and he doesn't it's words. The company's credibility is being severely questioned. He appreciates it's difficult for to go into details. But now is the time for full disclosure. There's an appearance that enron is hiding. Something make no mistake. And ron is in crisis and lay will need to have a conference call like this. Perhaps every morning from now on until investor confidence is fully restored lay holds up his hands and response. We are trying to be as transparent as we can. We are trying to provide information. We're not trying to conceal anything. We're not hiding anything. The next person to take over the conference call is richard grubman. Fast our remember some well. He's the guy that skilling called an asshole just a couple of months ago grubbing says that he did some calculations and think that enron correctly recognized all the losses taken when asterix went belly-up grubman says it appears enron took a bigger hit for mavericks than it's leading on chief accounting officer rick causey response and says that it's nothing to worry about enron created an. Sp called marlin designed to contain the asterix debt. So everything's fine. But grubman says he doesn't buy he's aware marlin and it has no value as an sp at all. Marlins simply does not have the financial resources required to cover the large debts generated by the failure of as arik causey begins to respond. But ken lay cuts him off. He tells grubman. I know you want to try the stock price down. And you've done a good job of doing that. But i think that's that let's move onto the next question. Fast down raises an eyebrow so the old man still got some fight left in him. Fast looks forward seeing how they will fare later that morning when he has to. Face enron employees lay enters. The houston. high in. The hotel's ballroom is packed. Wall to wall people that work for him. His crisis management team propose this they told lay. It was time to face employees directly to tell them that there was no reason to panic that enron would prevail like. It always has such reassuring. Words would mean a lot coming from the founder and ceo of the company lay weaves his way towards the podium. He tries to make eye contact with as many people as he can says. Good morning to each of them. He's going for confident. Convivial in control but the crowd is agitated to lay. They sound like a swarm. Angry hornets lay climbs steps that lead to the microphone then pauses momentarily. Usually at this point. He be greeted with thunderous applause and a standing ovation. But not today and runs workers. Sit and impatient silence. They're scared. And ron stock is trading at nineteen dollars. A share. Their retirement savings going up in smoke. They are desperate for a reason to believe in this company again so with a thoughtful non les surveys the crowd and begins good morning there. It is now. We've got a packed house. And i appreciate that now in any other circumstance i would probably have a few words to say to you regarding september eleventh on the many heroes. The roast the occasion on that awful day. But of course we're here to talk about enron because just like america's under attack by terrorism. I think we're under attack lay hold for applause but there is none which is odd. He thought that statement would get more. Support lay motion for enron president and ceo. Greg wally to approach the microphone may smiles. As wally lists enron's many business units and describes in detail the ways in which each unit is performing admirably lay. Takes over again. Thank you greg. Let's have a round of applause for greg wally..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

06:42 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's august two thousand one. An enron ceo. Jeff skilling has left the building. sharon walking sits patiently outside rex. Rogers office she still can't believe the one energy trading company in america is heading into a hurricane and captain has abandoned ship. This tells walk ins few things as ceo skilling knows what she knows and resigned because enron engaged in illegal activity and will soon get caught. The irony of this is that watkins herself plan to the very same day. She pictured herself breaking the news to andy fastow than marching back to her office collecting her belongings walking out the front door never to return but skilling beat her to it the man businessweek put on its cover the man who had drunkenly declared i am enron at a company party. People don't know that the good ship enron spout the hit the shoals and skilling left them the face the consequences of what he done. He didn't try to make it right. He just ran away. The moment skilling announces resignation walk ins made a decision. She would do what she could to make this right. And that's why she wrote the memo. Sarah commit rex. Rogers is an enron attorney. Dour pale man with thinning hair. He does not offer to shake her hand. Dusty books and paperwork are stacked all around his office and it smells like mildew rogers clears his throat and begins. So you're the one. I'm the one. I'm sorry i don't think i please. You wrote the memo. Sorry but around here. Non mus would be whistleblowers. Don't stay anonymous was hard to trace this document to you. trust me. Rogers puts on his glasses and begins to read. Dear mr lay has enron become a risky place to work for those of us who didn't get rich of the last few years can we afford to stay. Skilling's abrupt departure will raise suspicions of accounting improprieties. And so on and so on. Rogers looks up briefly registers watkins astonishment and then continues skilling. Is resigning quote for personal reasons. But i think he wasn't having fun. Look down the road and new. This stuff was unfixable and would rather abandon ship now than resign. Shame in two years and on and on. I'm incredibly nervous. You said that we will implode in a wave of accounting scandal. Sharon was all this really necessary. Yes rex. I believe it was well. If that's true. How come rick. Causing andy fast. Out and general counsel. Don't think it's anything to worry about. Listening fastow's been enriching himself through. Ljm for years. That's a problem when his rafters collapse. The losses for enron will be enormous lay. Doesn't understand the danger facing the company and frankly rex sounds like you. Don't either. I really don't and i don't know what i'm supposed to do with all this what i would like. Rex's for you to arrange a face-to-face between me and lay. I can help him. I have a plan. I know we can save the company. You won't be easy. It won't be neat but we but we can do this. Enron employs nearly ten thousand people. They don't deserve to lose their jobs. And pensions and maybe everything they own over this masking for your help. Please rogers removes. His glasses leans in lowers his voice. Let me ask you something share. You really want to take your concerns. To lane. Vincent in elkins arthur andersen. They all signed off on these deals and the fast hours a smart guy. He knows what he's doing. He's not this croc you made him out to be. Why would he our accountants and our law firm risk. Everything they have on something. Only you say is illegal. Walk ins swallows. The answer is so obvious. She's embarrassed to say it out loud. They did it out of greed. Watkins realizes that she will receive no help from this man he will bury her concerned under one of the moldy stacks of paper in his office and deny she was ever here. She's at a dead end. She tried her best tried to redeem enron and failed tears of frustration. Earning her eyes. Rogers takes notice. She looks down. She senses that rogers taken aback. A hey sharing less. I do think you're blowing things a little out of proportion. But i'm not part of some sort of cover up if that's what you're worried about your important to this company share. If you wanna talk to ken lay. You're entitled to do it now or engine. Walk ins manages a tentative smile. I appreciate that rex. He stands. I have a meeting coming up. I walk you at the door. Roger stops and waits for her is to meet his. I need to warn you may may be a while before hear anything. These are sensitive matters and things take time walking. smile fades. Time is the one thing. And ron doesn't have american. Scandal is sponsored by malware. Bytes like your privacy. Tired of being tracked by ads for sites. You visited use public wifi at the coffee shop airport. Sounds like you could use. Malware bytes cyber protection for everyone maui. 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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:51 min | 4 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Enron chief financial officer. Andy fastow was about to kill an alligator. That's what former enron ceo rich kinder used to call it. He said that enron's problems we're like alligators and to fix them. You had to get in the swamp kick out all the alligators than kill them. One by one fast. Al likes to remind himself of this every time. Someone at enron becomes a problem and when that happens. It's time to go alligators fast. Out gets out of his chair paces with each passing second. He gets a little angrier. Then there's a knock at the door. Today's alligator has arrived. It's open jeff. Mcmahon enters enron corporate treasurer glorified accountants more. Like it and fastow hates him. You wanted to see me andy. Yeah how'd you meeting with jeffco my meeting with killing the slip your mind. You don't remember speaking jeff behind my back and do we really have to do this. Your problem talk right now. Fine the current situation with l. J. m. is completely untenable is it. Yeah you're enron. Cfo but separately. You run j. An investment fund. That does all its business with enron. Yeah so so. This is a conflict of interest about bankers at maryland. I union calling me you've launched. Ljm two now and you want them to provide debt financing and you're threatening to pull enron's business altogether if they won't do it and also enron employees are telling me that when they negotiate with ljm. It strongly implied that if they fight for themselves too hard they'll be punished with negative performance. Reviews over at enron andy. This is completely out of control. Fastow clinches and unconscious his fist in feel the heat in his face knowing he's turning red wonders what would happen if he just hit mcmahon right here in the office he could probably get away with it. But there's no need for such extreme measures yet. jeff. I don't know if we can continue working together and what you talk him l. g. m. is legal. Ljm is good for enron and as an employee of enron. That should be good enough for you. I need to look out for shareholders. Look out for them. Then that's not my problem. You think i don't know what this is about you know. Ljm is a great idea. You're just mad. You didn't think of it first and instead of coming up with something innovative on your own just trying to tear down when i built it's lazy and it's unethical. You're calling me unethical. Your little trick with a nigerian barges. Come on. I know everything that happens in this building. And everything you say to skilling gets back to me everything so just thinking about that next time you wanna run crying to him like a little bitch. Get out. mcmahon just stares back at him trembling with rage. he can't express fast grins. He knows skilling will soon have mcmahon transferred and he will no longer be able to stick his nose and fastow's business look at him broken man with nothing left to say just looking down to the carpet fast and watches him. Trudge back toward the elevators. If mcmahon didn't understand before who really runs things at enron he does now american scandal sponsored by malware. Bytes like your privacy. Tired of being tracked by ads for sites you just visited use public wifi at the coffee shop or airport. Sounds like you could use malware bytes cyber protection for everyone. Malware bites is complete cyber protection. That keeps all your devices and personal info. Safe from threats. So you can shop play in connect online without a second thought and their privacy. Vpn takes your security to the next level. It's a super fast next gen. Vpn that protect your online privacy and secure your wifi it helps you become invisible to trackers eased drivers and cybercriminals so your private information like passwords bank details. And even that surprise birthday gift stays private your retrial of malware bytes privacy. Today at malware bytes dot com slash vpn american scandal sponsored by clavijo attention commerce founders entrepreneurs side hustlers marketers and growth hackers. If you're working round the clock to build your dream e commerce business you need an commerce marketing platform that works just as hard as you do. That means unique. Clave you with clavijo. You'll delight customers and drive revenue at the same time with personalized email and sms marketing campaigns. That you can design and send in minutes plus building. A marketing campaign is drag and drop easy. You can get started with your first campaign in under an hour. An easily build from there with claves best-performing templates to get started with a free trial of club. You visit clavier dot com slash. Listen that's k. L. a. v. i. Yo dot com slash. Listen from.

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Enron: The Black Box

American Scandal

01:53 min | 4 months ago

Enron: The Black Box

"Enron chief financial officer. Andy fastow was about to kill an alligator. That's what former enron ceo rich kinder used to call it. He said that enron's problems we're like alligators and to fix them. You had to get in the swamp kick out all the alligators than kill them. One by one fast. Al likes to remind himself of this every time. Someone at enron becomes a problem and when that happens. It's time to go alligators fast. Out gets out of his chair paces with each passing second. He gets a little angrier. Then there's a knock at the door. Today's alligator has arrived. It's open jeff. Mcmahon enters enron corporate treasurer glorified accountants more. Like it and fastow hates him. You wanted to see me andy. Yeah how'd you meeting with jeffco my meeting with killing the slip your mind. You don't remember speaking jeff behind my back and do we really have to do this. Your problem talk right now. Fine the current situation with l. J. m. is completely untenable is it. Yeah you're enron. Cfo but separately. You run j. An investment fund. That does all its business with enron. Yeah so so. This is a conflict of interest about bankers at maryland. I union calling me you've launched. Ljm two now and you want them to provide debt financing and you're threatening to pull enron's business altogether if they won't do it and also enron employees are telling me that when they negotiate with ljm. It strongly implied that if they fight for themselves too hard they'll be punished with negative performance. Reviews over at enron andy. This is completely out of control. Fastow clinches and unconscious his fist in feel the heat in his face knowing he's turning red wonders what would happen if he just hit mcmahon right here in the office he could probably get away with it.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

02:32 min | 5 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Of millions of dollars a month to come next on american scandal. Enron plays games would california and the state descends into an energy crisis. Sharon watkins strikes a faustian bargain with andy fast down and jeff skilling learns to be careful what you wish for from under this episode one of enron for american scandal. If you like our show please give us a five star rating and leave a review and be sure to tell your friends follow. American scandal on apple podcasts. Spotify amazon music the wondering for wherever. You're listening right now. Listen ad free by joining one. Plus you'll also find some links offers from our sponsors and the episodes supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free another way. You can support the show by filling out a small survey at one. V dot com slash. Servants tell us what topics we might come next. You can also find us and me on twitter search for hashtag american scandal. Follow me at lindsay. Adrian lindsey with an a middle english way. Be sure to listen to my other. Podcast to american history tellers and business. Movers a quick note about our reenactments in most cases. We can't know exactly what was said. But all are based on historical research if you'd like to learn more about enron. We recommend the books. Power failure by meany source was sherron watkins. The smartest guys in the room by bethany mclean and peter l. kind conspiracy of fools by kurt. I can walk and twenty four days. By rebecca smith and john m schwelm. American scandal is hosted edited and executive produced by me. Lindsey graham for airship sound designed by derek music by lindsey graham. This episode is written by hannibal. Ds our senior producer and editor karen. Low executive producers are stephanie. Jen's jenny lower beckmann and her non lopez for wondering for over one hundred years. General motors was america's automaker but after the two thousand eight financial crisis the storied car company. Nearly died hi. I'm lindsey graham host of wondering show business. Movers we tell the true stories of business leaders who risked at all the critical moments that define their journey and the ideas that transformed the way we live our lives in our latest series. An hr executive named mary barra rises to become general motors. First female ceo. Just in time to save the company from ruin. But as mary fights to lead general motors into the future tragedy strikes. Listen to general motors back from the dead from business. Movers on apple podcasts. Amazon music or the wondering. Join one re plus in the wondering how to listen at free..

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

04:04 min | 5 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"A week has passed since the all hands on. Deck meeting with jeff skilling sharon walk and still can't believe that it actually worked arthur andersen said fair value is fair game and just like that one hundred ninety million dollars in losses was erased an indisputable triumph for enron. Everybody wins walk ins. Phone rings is fast out secretary. She sounds concern when she tells walk. Ins that fast out wants to see her as walk ins walks down the hallway to fast sales office. She has a sickening feeling like being called to the principal's office so she can't fathom what she did wrong and he looks up when she enters. He's frowning sit down. Sharon she can tell right away he's angry. Sharon's been brought to my attention. That you up. I'm sorry. I don't understand you don't you don't remember the other day when the guys from arthur andersen were hearing you said quote you guys are really going to let us get away with his fair value stuff. When are you going to grow some balls. You don't remember that. Watkins actually goals what she says. Next comes out fast andy. I didn't mean anything by it. I was just watching the chops. You know joe. Everyone knew it was a joke. It was it was just just shut. The he holds his hands up for her to stop fast shakes. His head looks down massages his temples. It's as if the sound of her voice alone gives me a headache. Walk ins as floor. Fastow's never spoken to her this way this you manage investments right. Well it's not your place to question or make fun of new accounting practices. Don't give a shit whether you're joking not to stick to what you know. Keep your mouth closed clear clear. Yeah i'm sorry don't happen again. Without another word. He turns back to his computer and starts typing. She heads back to her office. Walk ins feels shaken. She's convinced he's made a serious career. Misstep she'll have to figure out some way to make up for ken. Lay's private jet is in the hangar gleaming. just the way he likes it. He's headed to washington for some policy. Discussions plane stairs are lowered waiting for him. Jeff skilling stands outside the plane looking irritated. He's not scheduled to go on this trip. So seen skilling lay wonders what could possibly be wrong skilling doesn't hesitate to tell him he tells lay he knows rich kinder's resigning leaving the coo position open. That's correct late explains kinder- wanted lays job and grew tired of waiting for lane to retire. Lay doesn't say though z. Was all too happy to see. Kinder- leave after he learned kinder- was sleeping with nancy. Mcneil lays assistant turned enron vp. That's unacceptable nancy's absolute loyalty to lay was now compromised. Kinder- had been a hero once. He gave the whole company what everyone referred to as a sense of urgency with a simple phrase kinder- defined enron's high stakes succeed at all costs culture. Late trusted him above anyone else. But that was the past now. Kinder- housego skilling gets down to brass tacks. He tells lay that he's made a lot of money for enron and his time has come either lay agrees to promote him to see. Oh immediately or skilling leaves. The company lay looks at his watch. He's less than ten minutes from wheels up. And you can't afford drag this out. He also can't afford to lose skilling or the disastrous optics of two top executives leaving in the same month lay decides on the spot to give skilling what he wants skilling smiles and.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:34 min | 5 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"Its december nineteen ninety-five and sharon walk in sits behind her desk and stretches. She's about to walk out to tell the young accounting associates that he can head home when he staggers through the doorway cradling stack documents as if it's a severed limb. He's in shock. Walk ins asked what happened. The associated overseas the interest rate books on the trading desk. He hedges the interest rate risk. So that ec trading position stays well balanced between losses and gains usually. The cash flow doesn't vary from day to day but today's different today. They're seventy million dollars missing from his rate book. Walk ins isn't ready to panic. She picks up the phone and calls the head of accounting her about the missing seventy million dollars. They count and tells walk ins not to worry sounding like an affable customer service rep and ron is doing just a little fine tuning and correcting of its books. The company made more money during the fiscal year than it actually needed. So it decided to move seventy million into next year's earnings book for now in early nineteen ninety-six the money will simply flow back into the young accountants. Records walk ins. Thanks the head of accounting for the explanation hangs up somewhat wilder and she explained to the young man what she was just. He's relieved watkins's disturbed. What the head of accounting just explained to her is earnings manipulation not really illegal but frowned upon and hidden from investors but enron didn't get to be where it is by being like the rest of the business world walk ins has to remind herself.

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"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

05:22 min | 5 months ago

"enron" Discussed on American Scandal

"On. Tuesday august fourteenth. Two thousand one. The restaurant on smith street in houston is jam-packed with the lunch crowd sherron. Watkins looks around. She recognizes most of the faces of her coworkers at enron and. They seem oblivious. Walk ins has seen the numbers and she knows what they mean. The ship has hit the iceberg. It's sinking and there aren't enough lifeboats. She pushes her plate away having lost her appetite her friend. Cathy looks concerned. Sharon what's up you fairly touch your salad and expecting us back in fifteen. Can't keep the boss waiting. Walk ins. trust. Kathy lynn. A former enron vp. Now at the subsidiary. Ljm and she's a friend so watkins lowers for voice and leans across the table. Yeah about andy. Since june he's had me reviewing assets boring stuff but he's trying to figure out how to get some cash flowing in within the next couple of years. But here's the problem. We have these assets fiji hanover new power. All hedged with this financial entity called raptor to she'll losses right least the appearance of losses. Bow no raptors floral. We have several of them. So yeah i'm unfamiliar with the rapids. Well familiar with the fact that they lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Because i wasn't until i looked into it. Enron energy services sent two guys my office. They stood at a whiteboard and broke it down. Turns out these raptors lose money every day so to keep them afloat. Enron stuffing them with hundreds of millions of enron stock. Look sharon complex transaction yes but no if those raptors go bankrupt it could trigger huge losses for the l. jam division. I looked at last year. Statements guess what enron actually lost a half billion dollars but because those losses are hidden in the rappers no one knows not the stock analysts not the investors and cheeses fisting gets out sharing. It's okay all right. First of all the accountants arthur andersen they signed off. You've got kidding me. Yeah and even if the rappers do go bankrupt. And he doesn't care. He doesn't mean anything to l. gm he's structured the deal so he can pull all of his money out first. Sharon's head is spinning kathy. It matters to enron ljm and the raptors might not have anything risk but enron sure does and whoever else invested in these things any created if the raptors go bankrupt which they probably will all the money will be gone but lynn just shrugs the walk seated firmly in her chair. She feels like she's falling. She just told lynn her friend. That she's uncovered the worst accounting fraud. She's ever seen in. Linda shrugged as watkins looks around. Everyone's on their phone talking at once. All the people from enron and one by one the column drains from their faces then reaches for her own. She recognizes the number answers. Hello oh my god. What i sharon now yeah runaway then hangs up and swallows. Hard walk in leans forward. What is what happened jeff. he just resigned. Walk and stares back jeff. Skilling the ceo of enron one of the most famous corporate executives in history is abruptly done with the company. He helped build. he must know what walk ins house. And at that moment watkins realizes there can be no more rationalizations. No more procrastination. Her company is corrupt sinking fast. It's time for her to get out. American scandal is sponsored by clovio. Attention ecommerce founders entrepreneurs side hustlers marketers and growth hackers. If you're working round the clock to build your dream ecommerce business. You need an e commerce marketing platform that works just as hard as you do. That means unique. Clave you with clovio. You'll delight customers and drive revenue at the same time with personalized email. Sms marketing campaigns. That you can design and send in minutes plus building. A marketing campaign is drag and drop easy. You can get started with your first campaign in under an hour and easily build from there with clave ios best-performing templates to get started with a free trial of you. Visit clovio dot com slash. Listen that's k. L. a. v. i. Yo dot com slash list. American scandal is sponsored by priceline. It seems remarkable to say it but travel might be back and to celebrate. Priceline is having a huge sale. The freedom sale. I think of what that freedom could mean. A wise mount holyoke allah to maine's mount katahdin anywhere other than home. You can always get incredible deals on travel at priceline. Everyone knows that but right now there are even more deals plus get an instant twenty dollar discount on your flight hotel and rental car with coupon code freedom. Twenty only at priceline during the freedom sale of priceline every trip is an even bigger deal.

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Elon Musk - The Man Behind Tesla and SpaceX

Talk, Tales and Trivia

07:44 min | 10 months ago

Elon Musk - The Man Behind Tesla and SpaceX

"Well who's elon. Musk well if you don't know you're gonna find out right now. There is so much news internet entertainment on ilan mosque. And i want to tell you that this is only the basics of aeon. Musk who he is. There is plenty to find out about him. I will leave some of the links and the show notes. So don't forget to look but who is elon. Musk and how does he lawns story began. Well he is a visionary entrepreneur and the co founder of paypal and tesla motors as well as the founder of the new space x program which is very popular to day his astounding success has given rise to comparisons to the uniqueness of howard hughes and the tenacity of a henry ford but he did have an often difficult childhood like most of us kids his own age made fun of him from his own descriptions the years were lonely and brutal alon is quoted as saying they got my best friend to lure me out of hiding so they could beat me up and that hurt. That's when i realized that they were going to go after me non stop. That's what made growing up difficult for a number of years. There was no respite. You get chased around by gangs. These gangs tried to beat the insert. Swearword here out of me. And then i'd come home and it would just be awful there as well but not all was wasted. This difficulty cultivated itself into a relentless work ethic a never ending tenacious vision of the future. You see enron was born and raised in south africa and he spent some time in canada before finally moving to the united states thin and the united states. He was educated at the university of pennsylvania. A very good school majoring in physics. That's when ilan started to excel and experiment to soon. Become a serial tech entrepreneur with early successes like zip to an x dot com. He took on two majors at the university of pennsylvania but his time there wasn't all work with a fellow student. He bought a tin bedroom fraternity house which they used as an ad hoc nightclub will. Musk graduated with a bachelor of science and physics at all as a bachelor of arts in economics from the wharton school for ilan. Physics made the deepest impression. He is again quoted as saying and somewhat giving directions to boiling things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from their. Musk was twenty four years old when he moved to california to pursue at phd in applied physics at stanford university with the internet. Exploding in silicon valley booming. Musk had entrepreneurial visions on his mind and dropped out of the physics program just after two days but in two thousand and four. Musk joined to engineers to help. Run tesla motors. You've all heard of tesla motors right. Well this is where. Musk was integral and designing the first electric car. There's no doubt the electric car is the car of the future. But his first car the he designed was the tesla roadster as we are all aware of the tesla has become one of the world's most popular and coveted car brands and is still growing in popularity in the united states and in many different countries tesla and the electric car are taking over but we must never forget about musk's early interest in reading philosophy science fiction and fantasy novels and how that played a big role. I mean a huge role in the inventor that he is today. It is reflected in his sense of idealism and concern with human progress. He aims to work in the areas he has identified as crucial to our future specifically the internet. The transition to renewable energy sources and space colonization and. Ilan has been all over the media. Making three podcast episodes on the joe rogan experience while the first one in which he smoked. Marijuana was pretty funny but in a maximum article. I found this elon. Musk's third appearance on the joe rogan. Experience podcast the genius. Tesla and spacex. Ceo did reveal intriguing plans for a floating tesla. Musk revealed that the long awaited second generation tesla roadster could have a space x package that would allow it to hover at a limited altitude above the ground. Something that we have never seen before with all these new inventions floating around. Is it any wonder why everyone is watching. And curious about ilan's next big thing. Well at tesla fans are awaiting the cyber truck which will make an appearance at the end of twenty twenty one and the exciting numbers are in for ilan's wealth elon. Musk started twenty twenty with a worth of about twenty seven billion dollars and was barely in the top fifty richest people then in july of twenty twenty. Musk past warren buffett. The great billionaire to become the seventh richest person in november. Musk raced past bill gates to become the second richest person. Musk has gained more wealth over the past twelve months then gates his entire net worth of one hundred and thirty two billion dollars and according to cnbc elon. Musk just became the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than one hundred and eighty five billion dollars alone recently had a new marker for his wealth and that is so cool because of all his inventions and his time spent caring and wanting the united states and the world to move ahead has made a name for himself. There is no doubt an increase in tesla's share price pushed. Musk past jeff bezos of amazon. Who had been the richest person since two thousand seventeen. You see musk's wealth surge over. The past year marks the fastest rise to the top of the rich list and history but why because he is investing in the future. It marks a dramatic financial turnaround for the famed entrepreneur. Because he cares about what happens in our future so with all his wealth experimentation and knowledge elon. Musk is our future and for those. That are young enough to dream about being an elon. Musk it must start with your curiosity with reading and learning more and more about new and different things and that i want for you and your children now and in the future.

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Indiana Jones Bethesda Game - Official Teaser

Kinda Funny Games Daily

01:14 min | 11 months ago

Indiana Jones Bethesda Game - Official Teaser

"Enron this morning a little small indie company by the name of edessa decided to wake up in chooses violence. They've announced a new indiana jones game. I'm pulling directly from their twitter Kevin i have the twitter link. Create a poll up. If you wanna show the teaser that they tweeted out this morning for the indiana jones game between a follow up tweet reads like this. A new indiana jones game with an original story is involvement from our studio machine games. It'll be executive produced by todd howard in collaboration with lucasfilm games. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal but we're very excited to share today's news on those your reaction confusion because they didn't look rebrand yesterday and they're already like coming out swinging like i remember everyone thinking. I wonder if this means like indiana jones games like. Yeah maybe when they do movie sure but like i did not expect the day after they did. The rebranding like yeah. No lucas like indiana jones as well and machine games really good. Pick i would. I am excited for them to stretch our legs a little bit like get into different. Ip it like really see what they can do with this game.

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What Stops Western States From Intentional Burning As A Way To Prevent Wildfires?

Environment: NPR

04:01 min | 1 year ago

What Stops Western States From Intentional Burning As A Way To Prevent Wildfires?

"A historically destructive wildfire season across much of the western US has renewed debate over intentional burns. Those managed wildfires would help clear forests and grasslands of dangerous levels of vegetation built up over decades of fire suppression. But experts say we will need to intentionally burn many more acres to get the West's wildfire problem check NPR's Eric Westervelt reports in Colorado three of the state's five largest wildfires in history have burned this year in California. Five of the biggest on record have occurred just since August fire colleges say that while people right now might not WanNa hear it. The most effective prevention strategy is to use. More, fire to fix the region's wildfire problem people might say that you know they're scared of doing for stripe fire but you know I'm scared what will happen in the next ten years if we don't prescribe fire, let's Kate Wilkin a fire a columnist with the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center at San Jose state she recognizes how awful it's been for many in recent years people who've lost loved ones and homes the fear stress in smoke-filled air drifting hundreds of miles. But in terms of forest health will says California is supposed to burn. So in the state top four, million acres burned earlier this month Wilkin. Thought Wow. We're actually getting into the ballpark how many acres used to bring California just shortly remembers me four, point, four, million and twelve million acres to burn every year contrast. California in the last few years has intentionally burned just over fifty thousand acres on public lands federal and California officials recently signed an agreement to try to boost that significantly to treat about a million acres a year with combined thinning and controlled. Burns but critics say that's nowhere near enough to meet this moment Malcolm North is a research scientist with the US Forest Service. He says a major. To expanding controlled Burns is institutional inertia in these large risk, averse state and federal agencies like the one he works for it's not something in which incremental cautious decisions are going to solve the problem. So you need to have a cultural shift in the public's understanding about the inevitability of fire, but you also need a cultural shift within the agencies to be more supportive of the. USA Fire if historically flawed forest management is half the problem here battling most fire. The other half is the world's warming climate with hotter drier conditions igniting a century of built up fuel says Michael Warren with Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. The problem has kind of turned from this thing that we can manage to a monster and taming that monster through intentional fire war says. is vital yet costly. It's estimated that thinning and prescribed burns can cost up to two thousand dollars per acre coming up with the money to do this at scale has always been a major obstacle we need to stained federal and state financial support. If we're going to have any hope of moving the needle other barriers to doing more intentional burns, include tough environmental rules and liability. Laws and then their safety. The vast majority of these fires are done without harm to people or property, but they're not risk free. For example, a Park Service controlled burn twenty years ago near Los Alamos New Mexico got out of control when high winds picked up some four hundred homes burned the federal nuclear lab. There was threatened withering criticism and congressional hearings followed the plan was flawed. The higher ups rubber-stamped it. The burn boss was not qualified to do fire this big that Los Alamos fire became the Enron of controlled Burns a rare but spectacularly, botched event whose effect is still felt today across federal agencies despite the long bitter fights in Washington over how to manage the nation's forests they're currently several bills in the US Senate would significantly boost federal funding for intentional fires. One of them even has some bipartisan support. Eric. Westervelt NPR news.

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COVID-19:infections areworseningeverywhere, warnsUN agency for Palestine refugees

UN News

06:07 min | 1 year ago

COVID-19:infections areworseningeverywhere, warnsUN agency for Palestine refugees

"Covid nineteen infections at bay among Palestinian refugees has never been so crucial as the new school year gets underway the UN. Relief. and Works Agency unrehearsed said in an interview with you and uses Daniel. Johnson. Agency spokesperson tomorrow I'll refi explains how the agency's put changes in place to try and keep safety five point six million people at AIDS across Jordan, Lebanon Syria, and the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Well, Anura has just launched an appeal to raise funds for it to be able. To continue responding to the consequences of covid nineteen, the immediate emergency of course is a health emergency and making sure that the Palestinian refugee community and the staff are all safe. The other immediate emergency is making sure that the Palestinian refugee community has access to all the critical services that's on your what gifts them even though the way we deliver these services has changed. So for instance, needs to have access to medical services, but they can no longer come to the Anura health centers instead on health staff, proceeds through telemedicine and home delivery of. Drugs, right. So people are getting their essential health needs but I think what was most alarming about what you said over the weekend was that the number of covid infections really are starting to spike alarmingly could you make a bit more detail about that owner is very concerned about the spike in numbers of covid nineteen across the countries we work, and so we've seen a spike in the West Bank over the last few weeks but also a spike in Lebanon recently, spy can Gaza with until not very long ago was relatively contained. We also saw a spike in Jordan and Syria would the conflict we hear about. But there is very little data and information coming from there. So everywhere we work seems to be becoming worse and the point is that you're able to keep it at bay if you like the infections of this new corona virus, because you were helping some of the five point, six million registered Palestine Refugees in the middle, East with what they needed to stay at home and keep away from others. So therefore preventing transmission of the virus, but that has now changed because people just literally have to. Get back to work only able to contain largely the outspread of Covid nineteen because we were able to convince people to stay home convinced them meaning delivering to their homes, what they needed whether it's food assistance or whether it's medicine or whether it's distance learning the problem is when the situation took much longer than we thought people needed to go back to work and to their livelihoods Palestine refugees say things like we rather catch covid nineteen than go hungry. Yeah, and you can understand that you of course. You can understand that given the scale of the social economic impact of Covid, nineteen around the world it's only worse on vulnerable communities like refugee communities and in particular Palestinian refugee communities. Another element of your work is obviously education and I know that you commissioner general is very proud of the educational support that you give to what five, hundred thousand Palestinian refugee children. Maybe you could tell me about how they're back to school challenges have panned out whether they're doing remote learning the actually backing class the. Early, signs are all very exciting and very positive students across the fields we work at. Enron are extremely excited to go back to school. We're talking about half a million girls and boys in over seven hundred schools. We're talking about a big cohort of people and a bit cohort of people who work committed in the last academic year to continuing their learning even though it was remote and often difficult. When you're a Palestine refugee, you don't necessarily have an individual tablet and constant internet coverage and yet the. Students that went on learning. Last year was really high and this is something we are very proud of this year. We have several scenarios in place either the children go fully back to school physically while respecting social distancing in hygiene rules and everything where they have a blended approach. So they go for three days to school and they study remotely for three days. We also have a scenario in case the situation gets worse and we have another lockdown where students fully lauren remotely. So we're looking at all scenarios where prepared to mix and match just to continue education and what Would you say in terms of covid exposing the weaknesses of the system of you like we've seen all over the world it's exposed the frailties of already mentioned of people with chronic illness those who don't have a job with some welfare support. What would you say in the five the five areas under works East Jerusalem Gaza Strip Lebanon Syria the West Bank and Jordan let in every crisis. The most vulnerable are the ones who are most put to the test and in the case of Covid nineteen as you said, a lot of the weaknesses of difference systems whether it's health education. Welfare were tested however, some of the strengths of some institutions were also tested in the case of Anura because we have a very long and solid experience and education in emergencies for example, were able to shift very quickly to distance learning and to supporting students and families, and the teachers and the education staff to continue education the same for health services we do have that experience, which unfortunately we took from various wars and conflicts and emergencies, but it's an experience that's helped us well in this lockdown and closure face because of covid nineteen.

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Two Angels Petite Sirah 2017

The CheapWineFinder Podcast

04:26 min | 1 year ago

Two Angels Petite Sirah 2017

"This. Is Dave from. SHEEP WIND DOT COM. Come and again with another one. And this one is kind of an interesting one is this a? Ten dollar one. Or is it a twenty four, a gallery one? And the answer is depends on where you by. The. Angels. Petite Surat twenty seventeen, which I picked up at Costco. For Nine Ninety nine. You go elsewhere. Check the Internet out and it's selling for twenty, three, twenty, four, twenty, five. So it's like this is a ten dollar wine or is this the upscale wide? It's a petite derived from the Red Hills Aba in lake. County Lake County is due north of Napa Valley. And it's On the end of clear lake up there up about two thousand feet or more. From The Becker Mecca. Famous. Mountains I'm not quite sure where. But. It's high elevation, which is interesting. It's got You know the lakes helping things spot canucks soils. Really Cool. Groin area. It's one hundred percents. nine months in French Oh, twenty percent new. Is this deep dark rich bulbs, Bisi. Why it's kind of funny I'm drinking on a hot and sticky. August nights in the mood. A bit out of place but in about three weeks when it cools down at night. It's going to be just the wine you're looking for. And it's big bold. It's both silky smooth events ICS got tons of spies. Yeah And like I said, is this a one? There's this twenty, four dollar one. It's it's rich extracted. It's got a lot of flavors. Usually like the Tannin's and the acidity talk about that. But there's so much flavor they take back sheets everything that's going on. Off The teeth Sarah's kind of a weird grip kind of explain that a little bit. Back in the eighteen hundreds late eighteen hundreds, France at all sorts of problems with Pest and disease in vineyards, and when you're having problems with wine and France, it's a big problem. And the Sarah Grapes? Enron valley we're having some problems. So man named Europe. But Together With I think person? I'm it's a great that I think might be extinct nowadays or just almost never planet. To kind of create this hardy. Healthy. Sarai substitute. And by the time he did. The problems in the vineyard solved the no one wanted the. Ceron. Somehow showed up in Australia where it's called the roof. And California, and it wasn't a big wine from California until lately. It's everywhere. If you grab the Zinfandels, probably got some Petite Saran there and In other if you grab a red wine, it's the hidden member the. Used to. Flavor you. Come to expect. It always gives the wine a little bit of a boost unexpected boost. The teat psoriasis come into his own. This is a really, really nice petite up. that. If you feel like going upscale spend some money, well, you can go to any other store you want to. But if you want to spend ten bucks, go to COSCO and if you don't have a membership card, you talk to your neighbor does. Toss him twenty bucks or so and promise to share it with them. Drum breakdown. And you're in luck in I don't know what to say about this wine then it tastes great. Spice it's a big red wine. You like big boy red wines a big girl red I don't want to be. I don't WANNA be. Hurt anyone's feelings.

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What Caused Californias Blackouts?

The Energy Gang

05:09 min | 1 year ago

What Caused Californias Blackouts?

"What caused California's outages last week, short-term blackouts role the cross and overheated California as the grid operator said, there was not enough power to meet demand. This wasn't supposed to happen again not after the Enron scandal not after nineteen years of reforms we have a very different grid now and renewable skeptics including president trump are seizing on the. Incident what really happened then coal power in the US plunged thirty percent in just the first half of the year. What about Asia that's for eighty percent of gets burn. Now, what hope is there for a cold decline there and last the case for clean energy transition just keeps making itself when you look at new research on air pollution and combine it with cheap renewables turns out the health benefits alone pay for our energy changeover joining me to talk about these topics are my co hosts, Jigger Shah and Melissa Lot Jigger. Is the president of generate capital. Speaking of health benefits. How is your health today jigger? I'm feeling a lot better with the cool air of Deep Creek Lake in Maryland yeah, you have a new background behind you deep creek lake That's where you're vacationing. Yeah. You know it's still in Maryland. So I'm not violating quarantine issues with schools I mean it's crazy right? You can't actually leave the state you have to quarantine for fourteen days if you leave the state before your kid can go to school. Dr Melissa Lot is back with us. She's an Austin Texas. She's our guest co hosts in a senior research scholar at the center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. How are you? You seem to be enjoying the conversation you're still back for a third week in a row. Scared me off yet. So let's get now I seriously enjoying this a lot also will enjoy hearing. Catherine back at the live event next week. So that will be fun but things are good here in Austin it's it's hot. I will admit to being very jealous of one of my colleagues Kirsten Smith who's up in Vancouver right now the pictures they just made me so jealous but it's good here in Austin. Well, it's brutal there in California for sure with wildfires raging in the north AH pandemic still gripping the stay in now blackouts last week It's a really dismal situation there in the state so you may have all heard about the blackouts in California. Last week. Now let's be clear. We're not talking about. Days or even a week without power like thousands of people who went through this in the Midwest last week after the show or the folks on Long Island after the recent tropical storm this was something else these were small-scale our blackouts the grid operator calls based on moment inability to meet demand. It's been super hot all across the West. So California couldn't just call an Oregon or Arizona to import power and the problem struck at the same time each day as the sun sank down below the horizon m solar power generation stopped or slowed. So that took several gigawatts along with it even with an intense large-scale. Heatwave was this. The Best California can do the state has dramatically built out new capacity much of it renewable since the energy crisis in two thousand one but it's been closing a lot of gas plants. What role did both play? Let's start off with the perspective of the California Grid Operator let's clip from Severin Bornstein who is on the case Oh board of directors. He's also a faculty director at the Energy Institute at the UC Berkeley Haas business school. Here he is talking on air talk from KPCC we have gone down the road of putting more and more renewables on the grid and have not taken as. As we need to the constraints on those renewables the fact that they can disappear. Well, they do disappear on the sun goes down the solar but that the wind can suddenly stopped blowing, which is what happened Saturday and caused what we thought was going to be an okay but close night actually require rolling blackouts. So we really need to look in a much more refined way at what can. We count on from these renewables and figure out how we can fill in when they're not there. So this is a slightly technical version of what people like president trump are claiming on twitter that Democrats are using energy green energy to bring down the grid and your way of life. Now, to be clear severin born scene is not claiming that but I think he's channeling an argument that lot of. People who are skeptical of renewables are making, which is the more nose we put on the grid, the more these blackouts or going to happen So let's talk about the actual nuance of what happened in California Melissa to the best of our understanding what did happen. Yes. So to what we understand right now and to just for a moment back up and say we're going to it's going to be. A while before we know exactly what happened we need to do a full postmortem of this to understand really what went wrong wear for this type of situation to occur.

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Innovating How You Lead

Accelerate Your Business Growth

05:24 min | 1 year ago

Innovating How You Lead

"So I wanNA jump right in. I would love it if you would explain what is innovative leadership. So the idea. For me, personally as I've worked with some a lot of leaders who are highly successful and unfortunately, many leaders because they're so busy working on the work of the business, don't step back and innovate or update how they lead. They update their awareness of the technology. They use of the products and services of supply chain management they they get smarter on a regular basis about a lot of content in the business, and yet as leaders are primary role is leading obviously. And yet many of us don't invest the time and energy to to think about how the field of leadership is evolving, and how we must evolve to match the changes in the outer world and. My exam or yeah, my example, I guess, is we. We wouldn't none of us carry a flip phone anymore. I'm guessing or you're listening to PODCASTS A and yet. There are leaders who still think about leading the way they did when they under flip phone, and what what is heartbreaking for me as to see people who were recruited as absolute rockstars, and then they're asked to exit, because they are no longer rockstars, their leadership skills have depreciated while they're working incredibly hard for the organization, and they are left without employment and the need to. Retool to find the next high impact role. I would think they. Would struggle with realizing. Why they were let go. Is that fair? In some cases, yes. Having Lost a job a twenty years ago when our I was in the utilities industry when we went through the Enron crisis animal. My business was I worked for a large consulting firm and my role was helping set up trading floors. Losing that job to me, even though I wasn't. Involved in creating this crisis was blue devastating. Even for people who are incredibly introspective, it's hard to hard to figure out what's me. What's them what do I need to change? Struggling with the sense of broken, versus it wasn't my fault, so so once someone is invited to exit for whatever reason and I'm sure. Many of your listeners are either the ones doing the inviting which I have also done to come an alumni of the firm, and then having at happen is just at least for me. One of the most emotionally difficult challenges I've had a and so offering people a proactive path that increases their probability of being successful. Is Part of what we offer I don't I don't like to come at it from the negative, but but in a world where we have constant disruption, we have machine learning robotics Continual change in mergers and acquisitions, most of us will face a significant change in employment, and for many it'll be against their will. So how do we increase our own probability of success and increase the probability of the organization's success? Right and that's that's the work we offer. So how is? Innovative leadership different from traditional leadership. Great question so. The example of what we're seeing now the many leaders that got us to where they are traditional leaders, and they have done an exceptional job of it in the US and globally creating an economy that has has. Delivered, US most of us a lifestyle that our grandparents couldn't imagine. What we're talking about in the the leadership, literature is called Post. Conventional are beyond the conventional leadership. And it invites leadership. Leaders to bring on board things we know about, but don't necessarily integrate so becoming more emotionally intelligent. What does that mean for how I hey? What does it mean for how I collaborate it? In the midst of the black lives matter context post pandemic, we are facing how we deal with diversity

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an Interview with Costume Designer Mona May

Dressed: The History of Fashion

06:33 min | 1 year ago

an Interview with Costume Designer Mona May

"Are Seven billion people in the world. We all have one thing in common. Every day. We all get dressed. Welcome to trust the history of fashion podcasts where we explore the WHO when of why we wear, we are fashion, historians and your host April Kellyanne. Cassidy sacree so dress listeners, please accept this interruption to our regularly scheduled fashion history mystery, because we are bringing you a very special interview with the costume designer behind one of the most iconic fashion films of all time and April, as you know my personal, favorite clueless, which just this past Tuesday July nineteenth turned twenty five years old. And I have to say you guys. You all know someone who's very excited about this. Today we are joined by Mona, May, whose prolific career in film and television spans over three decades, clueless might be Mona's most famous film, but her work includes also rummy. Michele's high school reunion never been kissed a night at the Roxbury haunted mansion, and really the list just goes on and on. And April listeners please excuse me while I full on fan girl out because I mean I don't even know where to start, but my admiration and awe of Mona make goes back decades and is really threefold. I have seen clueless. Over one hundred times. At least an I can quote it from beginning to end I know there's a lot of people who were there with me, and then there's this added layer of me being costume designer myself. But also a fashion film lover I mean from Azzedine. Alaya to Calvin. Klein to that unforgettable yellow plaid suit clueless a fashion levers, dream and one that still resonates to this very day cast. You are not alone in your excitement for today's guests, so let's get to it Mona. Welcome dressed Mona. We are talking to you this week in celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary. Anniversary of one of the most iconic fashion flicks ever clueless, which debuted twenty five years ago this past Tuesday and which you, as a costume designer played such a central part. You and your work is currently getting so much well deserved attention. Yes, I'm really happy. I'm just you know. I'm just kind of flying high on all the kalisz diversity and you has been. I mean. My instagram is blowing up. which is so cool, you know it's funny because it's people are discovering ym in the weird way. God washrooms. Are you did that Enron Michelle and never been kissed and wedding singer? You know so like Sh-. The lavas pouring and it's so nice I mean the numbers are jumping up and it's just really great to you. Know we as cautioned designers, we are behind the scenes, and nobody really knows what our job really titles I think. It's kind of hard. You know what war goes into it in the preparation, and really all the creativity that has really come from Ma to create these characters from pages of the script they. They really just kind of very vaguely are described to us, and we really have to kind of be the psychologists kind of like a you know a detective to find out who they are deeply. You know their psychology were they went to. School may be no place in live there in right now and you know where they shop apartment they have you know once their journey right now in the film you know. Article to character to you know so. It's really a lot of lot of details that goes into. People don't really understand you know I think it's. It's one of a mysterious job in the way Oh. Yeah, absolutely so I. Mean You said you're making the rounds? You're all over vogue. You're all over instagram. People are are recreating favorite clueless moments. And I mean what does it feel like to have been part of a film that is still so much a part of pop culture even to this day after two decades it still so fresh and so relevant, and so loved is incredible I mean it's truly it's like A. One lifetime situation lighting that one can have that that something. Do you do out of love? You know because you don't set up to do the best session film of the universe but right. Thing, you know you, you I mean I. Am at fashion designer from training, and then I got into the question. Quebec doorway, and you know when I met amy on the pilot pilot and get picked up tablet. We creatively just connected so strongly. She loved it I was in Europe. I grew up in Europe. Seven different point of view fashion more European, and that's what the film needed. So when she wrote she called me, said the girl. I really want you to do this. To bring something so fresh and fashion forward something that's not on the street. Because of the time it was all grunge. She knows all everybody was wearing their. PLATIN- Baggy Pants, and was oh. Kurt Cobain Nirvana and of fashions in the street, so those nothing to go from everything had to be invented, not taken from the runways Paris Amina Milan share. Would the only probably daddy flew her there? She probably had the tickets in the on the day and was able to know things that she liked then everything had to be translated into the high school. Because you know amy is director of the night. I want this to be very useful, very. Very very sweet, very feminine. You know girly and that's kind of what we are changing from French fashion. Forward. Of course, it had to felt high school's head to sell their young girls because they had to feel pick, and I think part of the love for this film to the, even though they're a high fashion, and that is amazing of funded. As they felt authentic, the they really were beloved in the end that you knew who share was nearly the aunt was and out of. That feeling that emotional feeling thing, and that's why the film has lived so long because it's such emotional connection that people have to film you know with the fashion with kind of making you feel good. You know talking with a friend the other day like where does movies? We need more of those you know. The never been kissed. Michelle held to lose a guy in ten days. Almost fun movies. Movies that which none of watch and feel good, and it's okay, and it's a little bit of mystery and fun, and and Automo-. I miss those movies. You know I will miss those yeah,

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Ross and Carrie are Falsifiable

Oh No Ross and Carrie

05:30 min | 1 year ago

Ross and Carrie are Falsifiable

"Hello and welcome to Oh no Ross and Carrie the show where we don't just report on for in science rally and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Yup, and they make the claims we show on to carry poppy and I'm raw spot sure, and this is a little updates and corrections episode. We've been meaning to do that for a long time because it's been a while since we've Enron, we've updated ourselves in corrected ourselves. Well. We do that off and on anyway, so we've released lots of little mini corrections along the way, because whenever relevant and not to off-topic. We like to let you know when we messed up. Set things wrong or just update every body. Right? 'cause there's all. All these little things that continually happened after investigations they never fully leave us. We are left with newsletters. We are left with new bell respondents video obsessions right yet new subscriptions to youtube channels. That's kind of the danger of the show in our format is we cover so many topics and we try to stay kind of tapped into all of them. That's at ten on the danger rating is. Youtube Rabbit Hole! Danger Ratings from all the investigations. Just add them up. You'll probably notice when we get to corrections that a lot of these corrections are like. When did they ever even talk about that bright? I don't remember that it's not important to me well. It was important to someone who emailed us a lot of the Times. It'll be something that we sort of tangents. Head tangent all. The most dangerous territory when I remember hearing about this thing Blah Blah well anyway. Moving on that's when I get things wrong than when we hear about him, but this is good. We WanNA. Know when we're wrong. There's nothing wrong with being wrong. We're always going to be wrong. Everybody's wrong about things all the time and the way you find out to to get them right in change, you know sometimes people right and say well. You got this thing wrong here you. Are you getting mad? Mad, at other people for getting things wrong. Yeah, the this fine people get things wrong. There's a difference when you're making a claim. That's part of Your Business. Your Job Your profession, your promoting Brung ideas, and there's also another thing where you know you learn, and you stop saying things and say Oh. Sorry, oops! I was wrong about that. I won't get that wrong again. I think. How central is that thing to your point? The theme of whatever you're doing. Quite a bit his. Your whole thing is that you're the world's most supported medical medium. Most supported most backed by the scientific establishment I. Don't know. Maybe you should know what a double blind study is. It's that whole maximum of extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. There's kind of a similar scale there. Where there's a level of importance to the thing you're saying. Yeah, and how much rides on you getting correct anyways. We want to clear the air when we get things wrong so mostly people write very nicely. Yes, that's when we really appreciate that all right anyway. I update and or correction So, we cured cove Ed. That's what my notes say. Okay, so this is in relation to our recent homeopathy for covid nineteen class that we took. Yeah, so we offhandedly asked what hydrotherapy is because she kind of went quickly passed that I guess in a slide and we were like what's bad. Things with water. Is that drinking water? What is that? We're going to be bothered? Yeah, there is I mean so much flies by in that class. It's wild, but a few people wrote in or tweeted. Let us know what it is, so we're right. It's using water for pretty much anything. It's a big catch all term for some things varying levels of repute. Yeah, so that's one of the problems is that it's so widely applied that. Up Studies about like a hundred therapies real. Does it work including like using an ice pack? You know like on a sprained ankle as an example of water therapy. Therapy. Okay that works saying well yeah yeah. Agree Fun of the thing that comes to my mind is Charles. Darwin had a water cure that he was really into and Thurston is run. A good cure for Thursday's to drink water. Yes, very good Charles Darwin I didn't find out about this until I saw the two thousand nine film creation with Paul Bet knee playing Charles. Darwin and there was this whole scene where he takes his daughter to this practitioner, and they dumped just tons of water on him, and I'm watching the movie thinking he didn't do that. That's crazy. Turns out he did. He had a series of terrible complaints of all kinds of things going wrong with his body. Body he was vomiting, he had nausea. He had I think headaches and eggs, Emma and just everything was wrong with Charles. Darwin Poor Guy People now think it was maybe some problem with his autonomic nervous system. That's like the system that runs all of your unconscious functioning of your body so newest poor guy. He was miserable all the time, and so he would have like water dumped on him and Yeah, he had a doctor trying out the on, and he didn't buy into that so much. Charles Darwin because it was pretty new at the time. anyways. That's what I think. When I think of water therapy, you were saying. Well we've also of course heard. It applied to colonic hydrotherapy, which is right, shooting water up here, but for various reasons, and that's definitely on the less supported by the evidence

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Rises and false: markets v the economy

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:16 min | 1 year ago

Rises and false: markets v the economy

"Yesterday for the seventh straight week of record number of Americans filing for unemployment more than thirty three million people have now applied for benefits since mid-march totaling a fifth of the workforce from Coast to coast tonight. The faces a deeply personal unemployment crisis. All right the breaking news. A record shattering six point six million Americans toward thirty. Six thousand jobs were lost in the month of calming and they're calling me and it happened. I'm wanting to pay that. But if you looked at the stock market you could be forgiven for wondering if investors have just missed the news if you take a look at the month of April the Dow the S&P at their best month since one thousand nine hundred seven days gains make it official. The Nasdaq is pretty much flat on the year and Kudos to the market and people that still believe in it. It's a long way from March when America's markets dropped by a third the stock markets in the. Us is actually higher than it was in August last year. Which really take step back is incredible because it seems to suggest the pandemic and really the most severe economic slump in modern history. It appears to suggest none of that really matters and will be back to businesses little Patrick Fouls Economists Business Affairs editor and won't turn things around will lead to a resurgence of optimism was basically action by the Federal Reserve. America's Central Bank to prop up the corporate bond market and not meant investors. Suddenly felt comfortable. Companies could raise money and also reduce that fear that some big companies might go bust. But that's bond buying in big companies. What about the small and medium-sized businesses? That we've been talking about a lot on the show that seemed to have been suffering more. I mean remember Copa America. Has this very distinct thing. The company's normally through the bond market rather than boring three banks. So that's the thing the fence targeted. The problem is for the millions of small companies across America. Of course you can't go to Wall Street and issue a multibillion dollar bond so those companies are much more reliant on the banks. The Fed is trying through various tools to pump government money central bank money through the big banks to get to those small mainstream companies. But it's much more complex is much real bureaucratic and so far. We'll see appears to be much less effective. We're in the midst of earning season here. And and the the results haven't been all that encouraging I mean even if the Fed has implicitly backstopped the those those big companies for now. Where where does that leave? Investors at this what investors are weighing on several different. Things I mean basically. There's the prospect of a lot of government stimulus which directs money towards some companies and less so towards others said. That's one fighter but the goal. This question what else do you do with your cash. If you're an investor you can put the money into government bombs but the problem is interest rates are really low in America and they're actually negative in parts of Europe and Japan which means you actually lose money if you buy a bond on hold onto it so it's a kind of near-certain by bets so as a result the pulse Ivanka turnips. Investors are piling into the stock market. But you can get a kind of sense that it's a bit cough hearted because they're not buying companies that are really exposed to booming economy over southern recovery so they're not really investing in restaurant. Shares or airlines holiday shares. In fact the thing they like the best is the big tech companies Amazon facebook Google. And that's because those firms seem to be able to make money whatever the economic conditions right which we saw evidence of yesterday when the Nasdaq Index home to many of those firms turned positive for the year but even though everyone may have acted rationally so far. What about the future? There's all these fears of second. Wave of infections in impacting farms. Are there any other risks to to look out for? One of them is just that what is logical and sensible for companies in isolation doesn't really add up for the economy as a whole so lots of bosses hope to do a lot of cost cutting including firing people in order to generate money to sustain the prophets. They have also to pay some of. The deaths were accumulating over the recession. And you might think that kind of makes sense and if you're invested in a company is is not an unreasonable strategy. The problem is if everyone does that together. What it means is an even deeper slump. Which could suck on from the economy. So what makes sense for one company might be actually quite bad for the economy and the stock market total? The other thing to worry about is fraud and every long boom and we've just had the longest economic expansion the US tends to lead to lots of shifty accounting and financial engineering and one thing to watch for is a really big company. Blow up or admit to cooking the books and previous downtown's think of Enron in two thousand and two thousand one this big company that when essentially bankrupt or more recently leman brothers by these companies kind of leading the stock market done. So that's another thing to watch.

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Concepts of a Psychedelic Trip  P. 2

Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show

08:51 min | 1 year ago

Concepts of a Psychedelic Trip P. 2

"All right. Welcome to the dirt show. I'm higher peaks Innocent Lady Sativa and welcome to part two of components of a psychedelic trip. I hope you enjoyed the first part. Like I said before. We're GONNA go into some really crazy stuff now. Last time we finished off with geometry Which is my favorite and I think that the eight levels kind of explains in eight B. I guess nine levels nine said nine eight plus but yeah I? I think that explains kind of the profound part of the trip. Which is I feel like the most important. But this time we're going to start off with actually fractionals. That's another common component in this visual geometry. These are a concept that exists within mathematics and can be described as complex patterns that repeat infinitely into themselves allowing for the same self similar image to be found no matter how far you zoom into any of the image. I think most commonly. That's what I see the geometry that I see as fractionals if you look that up online Google images. Those are pretty similar. Now good but really creepy is about an hour ago. I opened my phone and I was on a Frac Dole geometry page and I don't know how it got there. Is that not creepy? Yeah see there watching and listening always you know but hopefully maybe they'll raise our our stats right all right. All right specialties in law enforcement out there you know we hope you're inflating our stats for us. We appreciate it. Good looking out to your friends but fractionals. Yaffe look those up and actually I just want to make a point here. I hope I do. Not messes word up. But I believe it's ship bows ship. He Bows Arch Abell Shiva. Bows that the first one if you look that up that is there's I bleeding. It's an Amazon try or it's a tribal group that has been known to use. Iowa for a long time not like Amazon. Like you go online and buy something like actual Amazon guys. Maybe I don't quote me on that. I know you've been stuck inside for a long time but there's other things called like the Amazon. This is this is not mail order. I O Oscar right but if you look that up on Google that art diffraction images that kind of artwork is almost dead on so if you looked at At sperling cool too yeah and those tribes. They are Like I said well known for a long long long time of doing Iowa and they have. That's their artwork. And so it but if you look at it they've really kind of nailed it how it looks. Yeah good examples there. They had good notebooks in their head in their head. And I guess the stick in a piece of wood. I don't know I don't know. Yeah all right. A hallucinatory state. The fourth century effect is perhaps the most profound subjective sensory effect that the psychedelic experience has to offer there manifested as two distinct affects which come in a variety of different intensities external hallucinations. Right which we know. That self explanatory internal hallucinations. Which again is a self explanatory? Well it's closed. I think it's open Iverson's closed is where we're getting at here Maybe why I didn't put the definitions in. But maybe internal like I could see like I was building an insane asylum with my eyes open staring at something. Yeah so I still building stuff but my eyes were opened. I will see it. That's why I said it was at the ocean. Because the glow stick I was going back and forth and staring at anyways Enron experience. Yep exactly transforming hallucinations internal external the and the transforming hallucinations. Remember are things changing shape from one thing to another so it could be from a solid object to geometry or could be you know from solid object to another solid object But that could be both internal and external and I don't know but a lot of times they separate the transforming part from the other hallucinations right and I don't know why other than the fact that it's maybe it's more of a true hallucination in the sense that you can something can change into something else. That's real like a table. Could turn into a chair. Say Yeah Okay. Go ahead as these states of imagery become increasingly elaborate proportional to dosage of course They eventually become all encompassing full-fledged. Three D. Hallucinations which surround the person in fashion similar to dreams. This creates a feeling that one has broken through quote unquote into another reality. The things which occur within this perceived alternate reality can be anything but generally fall under common archetypes such as contact with Automata not automaton autonomen. I don't know what the fuck I was auto bought. It is not an Autobahn Thomas. Entities imagined landscapes and scenarios. That can seem so. Unlike anything previously experienced that they are in all probability untranslatable into English so in other words we wouldn't understand them. It would only be something. Our Mind could understand yen. Unfortunately I think a good portion of upper doses of psychedelics are like that even I cannot describe the geometry that I see does a really good job. But it doesn't you don't you don't really understand the complexity and just like your whole don't you don't understand imagery just like a book. Anybody who reads the book will get something different out of it. Everybody will picture a person in the book differently. Good analogy I'm sorry but here's a good example twilight to me. I don't think the characters matched up as the movies. So there we go. I me mentally. I thought of somebody completely different for everybody in there. It's just you know the way. The book explains something compared to what somebody else season their minds. I you can't make somebody see what you see. No you can't explain what you see to somebody exactly the way you see it. No imagination is so I mean that's just it. It's imagination. That could be anything. Some people have it. Some people don't And I think like what we're talking about. Here's what you've experienced you'd have to either be high doses of You know acid. Lsd Or say mushrooms. But you know like emt trip this will be common in regular EMT trip and the Thomas entities which we're GonNa get into seems to be really common with DMC and again all. These things are so abstract right but not only is the person who's under the influence comprehending it in their own way. I mean there's got to be so much influence on how they comprehend that vision. Yeah it'd be again like use like looking at a painting. What you see is going to be different than what I see Even though we're looking at the same colors in the same picture yeah. We're going to comprehend in two different ways. It might be pleasing to you and I think it's shit this is. This is so Gordon Ramsay shutout. The content of these experiences are often described to fill transcendental mystical spiritual and religious in nature regardless of the trippers theistic beliefs. And that's important to realize because it's saying that it basically supersedes anything that may have been there before The tripper demis each individual person. There you go. Yeah but also to like I had said in this geometry plus Dosages these are the transcendental so for a lot of people they might take an eighth and not necessarily hit that point epiphany of any sorts. They might not see an insane asylum like yes time. Yeah so that's you. My immunity was apparently a lot lower than because I cannot do that now. I can barely last time last time we did do it like actually solidly tried to do. It was when I was watching Harry Potter. And it took me until you were almost out of your trip in order to get into mine well again. That's the thing it's you can try to time things. It's it pissed me off and the only reason why you continue to trip is because I turned on Harry Potter. And you're like oh I just remember. You were tripping out next to me like the blanket all the way up to your chin staring at the TV. And I was all sitting up with the pillows in my arms crying because it was so cool. Yeah just because you're crying in the corner doesn't mean it's a bad trip.

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Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

Science Talk

09:37 min | 1 year ago

Flat Earthers: What They Believe and Why

"This is scientific. American science talk posted on March. Twenty seven twenty twenty. I'm Steve Mirsky. I'm going to let my guest introduce himself in a moment because he does a better job than I could. Midway through the following discussion. We'll take a break for a short segment sponsored by the Calveley prize with Caltech Planetary Astronomer. Michael Brown who has done groundbreaking work though solar system breaking work on the Kuyper belt and its largest members. His segment is not unrelated to what will be talking about now. It's not about corona virus. You'll find some parallels to how some people are reacting to corona virus. Buckle up so I'm Michael Marshall and I'm the project director of the good thinking society which is a charity based in the UK the whole purpose charities to promote science to challenge pseudoscience. So we'll do work Ford Science Education and then another PA the work that we do. The bulk of my work is to find ideas. That aren't backed by evidence and find people who are promoting those ideas find people who are buying into those ideas and to explore them and figure out if anything can be done to prevent people being confused by them Hound by the misled by them and those kinds of things. So I spent a lot of time looking at things like alternative cancer kills and the people who promote those and alternative medicine spent a lot my time going to see people who say they can talk dead. Oku can do faith healing and then another part of my time is spent token people who believe in unusual ideas and kind of proponents. And that's how I came across the flat. Earth world is through my slightly odd a hobby at the time before I was working. Fulltime as as a skeptic is a hobby of mine to be in rooms filled if he who disagree with me to just understand what brings people to ideas that. I would look at and say well. This can't be true. These kind of fringe and extreme and unusual beliefs. What brings people to believe them? And what what? What kind of path leave people there will? Evidence supports supports that position in their minds. And how do they engage with the world with that worldview and try and have conversations? Podcast where I talked to people who have kind of fringe beliefs and instead of having a conversation that a lot of people have if they are a skeptic about something and they're talking to believe where you shout at them and tell them never home and point out all the evidence and tell you gets into a volatile discussion sometimes instead of that. I've tried to have a civil and polite chat to try and explore the gap between us. So I don't believe in this idea of yours but I'm reading to figure out why I don't believe it. Why do so? Let's have a conversation? So have these kind of civil discussions and that's kind of how I came across That the flatter theory and the idea that there are people walking around today. Who think well this flat. This is really interesting and serendipitous that were sitting here because I knew that there were some flatter. Thor's out there and I just thought it was kind of strange and funny and about a week ago I discovered a friend of mine who is very well educated. She got a doctorate in biochemistry and She has a sister who's also very intelligent and very well educated and my friend told me that her sister is a flatter and that her sister is very indignant about the idea that We don't take them seriously and she said something to the effectiveness is hearsay. That we're getting for me right now. That will you know if you looked at the evidence. Then you'd know that what you've been told isn't true. So all of a sudden became fascinated with the flat earth people and then Just on twitter and I had I had been a follower verve yours until I saw this tweet that somebody I follow must've re tweeted that you had just given a talk in Edinburgh where I have been and So I reached out to you and it turns out you live in Liverpool and here I am in Liverpool today. So that's why we're here talking so tell me what do the flat Earth People Think and why do they think it so to your packet question that will bit because it's very easy for us to see the flat? Earth Movement is one singular cohesive movement and. That's how I I thought about it when I first came across in two thousand thirteen when I came across the flutter society in the UK. And so I had a conversation with the vice president of the Flat Earth Society and I assumed you probably have in your mind that people who believe the world is flat thing that the world's disk and in the center you've got the Arctic Circle then you've got all the continents of the world are splayed out to fill the circle. Antarctica is like the edge of disk. But I found out when I first spoke to flatter societies that not everyone in the world has that version of the world and the heads. Some do believe it's a disc but others believe that. Yes the Arctic Circle in the middle the landmasses around it and then on top Around the edge but instead of it being discreet disc some people believe in fact Antactica just on forever and all directions and so they believe that the earth is actually an infinite plane in all directions that bisects reality which is a really lovely idea. What does that mean by? Second three dollars so it will go on. North South East West go on forever and there is the above and the below. But there's no way of getting from the top to the bottom because it's just infinity of all ice in all directions forever so there's no way of getting below the earth and so this was when. I first came across the floor of moving in two thousand thirteen. This quite vociferous debate that was going on and the website of the three in the flat. Earthers yeah it was. It was quite a schism really and so they'd the society. The the time was largely a forum where they would bring forth that proofs of one version this theory or another and I also think there's another schism going on in the movement at the time Which is between one side which people who genuinely really believed the world was flat and the other side which after he did not believe it but enjoyed intellectual pursuit of arguing a position than you false and so they would find quite esoteric off the wall proofs that most people wouldn't think of and so when I first came across it in two thousand thirteen there are people waiting into these arguments who believe the world is round but had never thought about it the fall but just assumed innocent of arrogant way that they must know better than anybody who's thought about it and come to a different conclusion and so they were stumping into these arguments saying well what about photos of the earth from space and what about this and what about ships going with the rise in thinking. Well this is the Gotcha but not realizing that those are the first things they thought about that. They thought the world approved walls around. And therefore it's probably likely that people who think the world is flat had the same idea and yet they're still flat earth So at least in their mind they must have a good answer to that. The people believe the world was round in these arguments. Didn't have 'cause they'd never scrutinize the idea. They rejecting enough and so what was happening. Was I think to a degree? The part of the schism that were just having fun and move very well. The world wasn't flat but just enjoyed the pursuit of doing that. They will winning those arguments of people who are coming in and arrogantly assuming that they could answer everything and in winning those arguments they were really converting even more people who really believed it. And so you had this kind of effect where we saw spiral out of control a little bit. But I think it it wasn't viral in the way that in two thousand thirteen and a as a in the way that it was in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen. I'm think PA that is because that ISA teric off wall version of proofs could be quite complicated to get your head around so for example if you have the disc version the world and the infinite plane version both muddles suffer from an inability to explain gravity. You don't have the spherical mass united central mass of a central point pulling it all two to one point So it's very difficult to explain. Gravity neither one models but these people who are doing kind of East Tarik arguments are saying well what gravity gravity and accelerate falls towards the ground. Think nine point. Eight meters per second. Squared accelerates downwards. They said that is identical to a world in which the ground accelerates upwards to meet you and so when you let go of something it isn't that it's accelerating downwards that it's the grounds accelerating up to meet it Sephora relativity and that's this is exactly where they come to you so people then say when if ground is if the earth is an infinite in all directions that by sex reality and is accelerating open at nine seconds and always has been since the dawn of time. You'd hit a problem which would be the speed of light. You can't go fast so people don't have a Gotcha for this. And so the people who were putting forth esoteric the wall trobisch arguments would say well look at Einstein's theory of relativity as you approach light speed time itself slows down and the mats in their head works back out again so yes beginning. Quick time getting slower and we can account for gravity in that way. And that's quite a complicated auditing Enron. And so I think the fact that these people were winning arguments was getting converting some people movement but the way in which they were winning them were keeping people away from the movement because they were quite complex ideas to you. Couldn't stick them on a mean as you can these days. Here's a picture of the earth. You couldn't explain all that stuff about the relatively proving gravitate infinite plane version of the world. So I think it was a limiting factor going on and that's why when I first came across the free movement it was probably still pretty small. Pretty unknown I've been given talks about pseudoscience for the last five six plus years and I've mentioned that I came across the Flat Earth. Moving and people would always say to me this. Nobody who actually believes that nobody actually doesn't really exist. That people having fun with stay quite small and then in. 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Resident Evil 3 Remake: Safe Rooms Still Safe From Nemesis

Kinda Funny Games Daily

06:12 min | 1 year ago

Resident Evil 3 Remake: Safe Rooms Still Safe From Nemesis

"Evil three's nemesis just got a whole lot scarier. This is from Hiran Cryer at US Gamer in resident evil. Three not even the safe rooms can save you from Nova Net from Nemesis. A first for the series. The hokey nemesis will be able to break into safe rooms. When pursuing Jill Valentine as if the tyrant was already terrifying enough the latest issue of official. Xbox magazine has an interview with resume. Evil three producer Peter Fabiano in which the producer reveals that yes nemesis will actually pursue protagonist. Jill Valentine into a safe room. It sounds like if you're being pursued by nemesis you'll have to break line of sight before ducking out into a safe room if you just head into a safe room while the tyrants pursuing you who burst through the door to confront you please. Capcom have mercy. This is a stark contrast to resume. You WILL CHOOSE MR X. The tire from twenty nineteen imagining a residential to never enter safe rooms and as soon as either Leon Kennedy or Claire. Redfield entered a safe room. Mr X. would be S- bond and start from another location now Enron. You've played resin evil three. I have you played a pre. You haven't played the whole game. You previewed resonable three. Do you have experience with this at all. It makes sense when I heard that I'd like. Oh Yeah told he is not a slowly whiten around stocking you kinda type. He actively pursues you. If you're running away from him he will get in your way so it makes sense that if you're trying to duck into a room even a safe room he will just follow you inside there. Because why wouldn't he? Yeah always was weird people to play that right. Yes so he's able to yeah. Yeah when you go into the Starr's Office for example. That's one of the rooms that could disarray important. Yeah mister x couldn't follow you into so like that. She would just get in this room that literally just a wooden door that this giant hulking brute would just stand outside. Yeah I can't get in. Get them assist. We were talking about this on our first impressions for three is more active more fast action. He right and the whole game of threes. More actioning would you say which would you would you say is the scarier game. Seems like from where you're at from what you played at of Ari three so far I mean already to a more creeping kind of scare like you're kind of worried about not necessarily the moment to moment like just sort of gently walking down like a kind of vibe to it really your dove. The scare factor is the fact that nothing is happening With zero three even though our new nemesis was coming and I knew he was chasing me. I still left up in my seat. Occasionally of Eli just how fast he would come out there and kick your ass. Mr Extra me was the scariest part original to Mr X. I could I can handle the game for the most part like I still building up to where you start seeing Mr X. and stuff I. I'd be on edge right. Open a door. Zombies see people crawling around see like the liquors the guys on the ceiling downing all that stuff was scary to me but it went over a point when Mr x was introduced like that was the morale is like Oh shoot me and now this game is really scary. So the idea that nemesis is is even breaking into safe rooms and and and is more like capable terrifies me. Let's from a design respective it make sense of this. These are games based on the idea that you have limited ammo but if you do use ammo you'll have to use a little bit of it But it will still kill whatever's in front of you so the main. The enemy of resident evil is wasting resources. Yeah so here's a guy in which even the most resources is not gonNA kill him. And that's what makes him exceptionally scary. That's from a design perspective. Yeah makes you make harder choices. We Bolero writes in and says Hello Camp. She was just announced that Emma so we will to into any safe room in our three remake. Fuck that what are your thoughts on this. Someone who didn't play the original how this compared to it. Does this make the game too difficult? Thank you for keeping me sane. At work we Palero no. I don't think it's too difficult at the section. I played there was a save point right before I fought nemesis and also. I want to say that you don't actually get back to save points. You can send back the checkpoint okay so if you do get killed by Nemesis. You're not going to go back to like three hours before when you forgot to save. I might be wrong on that completely. Somebody can correct me. When are you can check previews and correct me? But it's not like it's not a huge deal that he can follow you into safe rooms in less likely designed it to be a deal of need to break nemesis. I otherwise you're screwed. Yeah which I assume it's going to be a section or two like that and you have like a dodge will have more ability to kind of handle with that faster. Pace and that kind of heightened sense of action and so I think that kind of makes it that kind of makes up for what that difficulty can kind of be perceived to be compared to our aid to where if you feel slower you I. I don't know what the health bar situation is in. Our compared are already. You can take like two or three hits before this is about that. Yeah this is like the same thing. Yeah okay I'm really excited for for already three. We're only a month out. We're so close. There are a lot of games are about to come out. Yes or he is coming out next week like we're a week away for a few weeks away from like a million games. Yeah so we're we're we're we're in an exciting place right now and I can't wait. I was thinking the other day like God. It's so slow these days. Nothing's coming out and then like a couple of weeks could be bang. Bang Bang well. That's why I started dying light and I bought me speed. He And I've been playing through blood or in all these games because it's kind of been a slow period and specifically about dying light because I was like man bloodborne stressful. Play something less stressful. Let me play dying light a Horrigan zombies that that get scarier in the night time and playing that just because I'm like kind of trying to gear up in and Kinda get that out before all these releases start hidden in all have to play those games And so it's it's about to be a fun time. Yeah I can't wait for it. One of the good things about dying light though is they added that story difficulty. Oh Yeah Yeah where you can let your like. I don't want to worry too much about this. I JUST WANNA have experienced the main campaign. The story I feel more games to do that even if I never avail myself of it. Yeah just like okay. I don't have time for this. I don't want to like Bang my head against the game right now and just WanNa play experience for right the second. Did you like dying. When he played it. I liked the original. I like what I saw to a lot more. Okay because like I think one the stuff that bothered me was at inlands protagonist at all and that once. You don't like to progress most of the game candidates on you

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Latest coronavirus developments worldwide

Morning Edition

07:39 min | 1 year ago

Latest coronavirus developments worldwide

"But we start yes again with the ever unfolding events of the corona virus outbreak cove in nineteen until this week it had seen the story was mostly focused in China where there have been nearly eighty thousand cases recorded including two thousand deaths outside China the total number of cases is just under three thousand but this week for the first time the number of new cases in the rest of the world exceeded the number of new cases in China events in South Korea Iran north in Italy and the cruise ship diamond princess so the authorities struggling to clamp down on the spreading infection this is something experts have been worried about for a long time including from the non profit organization and T. RK JB yes the who's in the studio now I'm enjoying else particularly struck by what's happened in Italy just this week the infection seems to spread really fast not syncing correctly the difficulty which you're interested in of preparedness for a pandemic like this so specifically about that the instance it highlights the challenges in in bio surveillance capacity so we are in some ways driving in the dark because we don't have a good way to detect new cases and detect mild cases are a symptomatic cases you with your organization collaborated I think it was last year or the year before with John Hopkins university you produce the kind of index of global health security precisely to try and work out which countries are prepared what kinds of preparations need for just this kind of a not a pandemic yes absolutely and the key take away from the index is that national health security is fundamentally weak around the world no country is fully prepared for epidemics and pandemics on the index the maximum perfect score that's possible is a hundred in the average global score per country is for about forty so the world is flunking in the in the fight against pandemics this is an index which tracks the president trump was waving around his press conference saying look America's the top saying that America is a place is ready for this so it is true that president trump held up a page from our index last night at the press conference in the White House about about corona virus in the response but I would also highlight that one of the key take aways from the indexes that none of the countries in the world including the United States are fully prepared and in fact if you take a look at the image itself the the colors are yellow orange and red which correspond to most prepared more prepared and least prepared but we very deliberately did not code any countries as green because we didn't feel that any country was really sufficiently prepared their important gaps in the United States in the U. K. those are the top two countries in terms of index rating you know we have a lot more work to do to it to close our gaps gaps in pandemic preparedness at home but now we're seeing these things happening in South Korea in in South Korea in Iran in Italy another country something forty so far affected I'm your beginning to see those systems being tested what what's what for you would be the sort of the key criteria to be ready for this kind of pandemic the big three are the capability to prevent to detect and to respond I would say we really want to have stronger by a surveillance capability in order to rapidly detect new cases I understand how the disease is spreading we want to have a really robust health systems that can treat people at scale and help isolate patients we want to have systems that can rapidly develop test and manufacture medical countermeasures including vaccines and antiviral and there many other examples that I could share so so in the case for example all detection I guess the the the the ones which are obvious first of all just looking for temperatures which has been done in China and nothing was done it at ports in in Italy a lot of people conflict through that net or the moment they're the sort of viral tests once you've reported to hospital and you have a genetic test to see if you got the virus that doesn't seem to me to cover all the demands health system would like I think you know that a broader point I would make is that we just don't have the bio surveillance capacity in any country around the around the world to really manage this kind of crisis including United states including the United Kingdom and elsewhere I mean I'll be expensive to build the full system it yeah I cost money and we need to make a significant investment to get from where we are to where we need to be in the future it's a systems it's a systems building activity where you had to have facilities and staff and and and processes in place you also need we need better point of care diagnostics so you can test people on the spot instead of having to send send samples away to a central reference laboratory where you have a multi day delay I mean I think what's interested me this week is that up until now I felt a bit like when embers spread from some kind of wildfire if you can get them put out the flames before it catches you'll find and that's where it's being up until now outside China is most of the cases have been contained pretty quickly but now we seem to be seeing those at events where the it's just difficult to keep up with the response and with seeing these cases likely Enron it's on when that springs now going to become very hard to contain yes so it's always preferable to it to contain outbreaks at the source when they're still small as they start to get larger and spread to a range of of geographic location that gets more and more challenging and the opportunity for the epidemic to grow and potentially become a pandemic is there we you know as this coronavirus crisis continues to spread globally we really need to think about our capacity to respond to a large scale event we don't really know how large this is going to get but we do know a couple of other things one we are unlikely to have a medical countermeasures including vaccines in the next year and possibly longer so in the meantime we really need to be find other ways to slow the spread of the disease and a huge piece of that is social difference distancing so that's really essential for slowing the chains of transmission from person to person another piece that we know we have reason to believe is that the health that the pandemic response systems that we have in place do not scale their bills built around assumption of relatively known low numbers as compared to the potential scale of this epidemic or future catastrophic biological events that we may face and we need to think about what the plan B. is going to be if hospital systems become overwhelmed in the U. K. in the U. S. or overseas we need to figure out how to provide distributed care that has a technology angle to facilitate that carrot also has a legal policy and ethical framework components do we need to figure out the the trigger points or criteria under which we will decide the it is not business as usual anymore we really need to transition to a different planet developing countries which have the fewest resources and the weakest health systems they are particularly vulnerable so if this spreads to resource poor countries then the whole world is at risk we're only as strong as our weakest link so we need to pay special attention to protecting again spread in those regions thanks very much Jamie for coming in that was previously from the nonprofit Antioch one of the impressive aspects of the global response to caveat nineteen is how quickly socks is reacting to the outbreak detailed analyses of all kinds coming out in just weeks or even days rather than the usual months or years