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Young protesters in Thailand risk much to demand change from military, monarchy
"Escalated in thailand. This week we're called to reform the monarchy are getting louder this morning. Police blocked rush hour traffic to stop demonstrators. They said from breaking the law out. This isn't the first time this year there have been protests against king maha vajiralongkorn who took the throne for years ago. He's one of the richest royals in the world and a playboy. He's churned through four wives and spends the majority of his time living in a german hotel amid lots of women in the past few years he's taken steps to consolidate power leading mostly younger student campaigners to demand the monarchy become more accountable and transparent yet eating suggesting these reforms comes with a hefty price. Thailand has one of the strictest lese majeste laws in the world criticizing. The royal family is punishable by up to fifteen years in jail yet. It's a law that people are increasingly willing to break yesterday evening. After left the protest side there was a pipe. Bomb in the protests in front of parliament happens that we could go also that were six protesters being treated for gunshot wounds. A man was arrested. So it's a very unstable situation. Tom felix young writes about thailand for the economist and is based in bangkok. At the same time. One has to see that the students are in a different position because many of them are the kids off the bangkok establishment. So the hope here some say is that you don't go around killing your own children what do you mean how is the makeup of these protests. Now different the biggest difference. Is that the kids on the streets. Some of the math fifteen there are university students as well but they are incredibly young. And if you were looking for a sentence to describe what's going on out there they are fearless. Fear is gone. And i say that because the legs majeste laurels the roy. Defamation in this country. I'd incredibly harsh. And they have been applied in the past so every time kids go out there and demonstrates some of them seeking out of the house of their parents they are committing a criminal offence and they are risking ending up in jail and yet no one really seems to care so what you see now when you go and went to observe protests yesterday is all sorts of tones and abused director directly at the head of state which is something that has happened in the past but not in the way that it is now. And why is this upsurge of animosity against the head of state king. So his father passed away in two thousand sixteen and since he seems to the throne taken a lot of steps to concentrate power in his hands. So there's been a shift from watts once looked as a relatively normal constitutional monarchy to more absolutes attack monarchy. The has changed the crown property bureau law which essentially said previously that these assets are being held in trust for the people for the nation and now with this law changed. The king has direct control over these acids and they actually if you look at shares in companies. It's no longer. The crown property bureau owning is the name of the king the students and many people who sympathize with them on our asking. Well what is his old about these assets odds and we want to see a reversal. What is it that the protesters are demanding here so the three months initially many months ago that they wanted to change the constitution basically a more democratic thailand. The second one they wanted to give it to speak to freely and not face arrests and the third one which is by far the most controversial is a reform of the monarchy now in recent months more and more the last demand has become the most prominent to the extent that even neutral observers here referred to these protests no longer as pro-democracy protests but anti monarchy protests and what likelihood that what the protesters are demanding will actually be met. I mean what chances for actual a change to the monarchy. Well if you look at the original three demands the one of the demands was that they wanted essentially to express themselves freely without landing in jail. Now we use the opposite. Now you see a hardening of stance on the part of the establishment on that from the students are not getting anywhere. The second part is that that was a whole unto last week that the constitution might be mended and made more progressive. That door now seems closed because the crew military royalist government coalition government. They have a majority in parliament. One proposed in particular which mirrored of the demands of the students was voted down so there is no way now through the parliamentary process to bring about change and on the third demand. It is pretty clear now that this heading for a confrontation and everybody knew that because the way that paolo is acquired exercised and hells in. Thailand is dri up for debate. You say this is heading for a confrontation but it sounds as if the confrontation kind of already here. The students don't have any recourse left either in the protesting over real constitutional reform. So where do you see this going. One thing that is really worrying is that it's all it is perceived to be now this one dimensional quest for essentially getting rid of the monarchy in its current state or modernizing whatever it is but all the other things the original demands and are now in the background and what that means for the students i think is that they will find it very difficult to build a broader alliances entice society that will allow them to carry on with this hand. I do not see any fundamental change happening in the near future
Who is Pewdiepie?
"I gave Kevin Yes, of all the things that I've learned over the past year of working with you. My grandma says, I sound just like what I did. None of it has surprised me more than I have learned that this guy is not only the most popular YouTube forever, everyone looks up to him as like. Not really a god. But like you do God like way bigger than anyone that Kayla never got into is reached, transcends nationality, language and culture in a career made possible by the digital age, But according to some measures like he's the most famous person Think of our lifetime. Yeah, like he likes to pretend to be like he's really even though so many people that I know have never even heard of him. I don't know. I just said it was just something about him that makes people love him so much You feel like you're a part of it with him and somehow His story gives me life is central to understanding the culture war of our age. Yeah, like all day lunch, purified all day. And one of the wildest things about it is that this whole story unfolded in front of a webcam. So real name is Felix Schelberg. He's Swedish. He looks very sweetest on the air. Blue eyes in 2010. He's 20 years old. He's an undergrad at a Swedish university, And in April of that year, he starts a YouTube channel. And he begins uploading these videos with boss himself, playing his favorite video games like Call of Duty in Minecraft. Okay, I should probably do something more productive. After this. He starts every video or most videos, saying like how what's up throws its weight. Money's fear, and by the end of the year today, we're going to celebrate because I have 100 subscribers. He's got a few fans. A lot of people one hundreds of drivers is probably an incident. Insignificant number, but too mean to me. It means a lot, So I just want to thank you guys so much and welcome everyone to port One of Nightmare has two pretty soon he moves on from call of duty and Minecraft, and he starts playing these horror games. And these videos. They're actually pretty fun tow because his reaction to the scary stuff in these games is very, very over the top. And this thing that he's doing this sort of mix of intimacy and this were juvenile humor. It causes his audience. Stay awesome Growth group that calls itself the bro Armed Ebro Army has now reached I have a million subscribers, which is insane to keep growing bigger. It's pretty much my job right now. To make these videos I used to have the shittiest job and bigger I never, ever expected. One million. That is just and bigger. Already. Two million. I'm like crazy fast until finally in 2013. Just two years after he dropped out of college. I got this in the mail. It says Guinness World Records, Felix suddenly finds himself as the most subscribed channel. In YouTube's history. Most sailor. Well, this guy is making $15 million. Doing what? Okay, so I'm gonna drink this water. This is the cheap water. Then I'm gonna piss in this. We're gonna wait a day. And then I'm going to drink this water, the expensive water And then I'm gonna piss this water back in the bottle as puny pies channel grows and then I'm gonna drink it and then I can evaluate which tastes better. $1 pits for $600. He starts doing less video game playing and more like that is an extremely ugly baby. I'm not going to lie like that is a lot of chins for a baby reviews and reactions to things that are trending on the Internet man taking up too much space on the train.
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"He couldn't get out the visitor. Well in susan finally went to trial. Prosecutors wanted a conviction of murder in the first degree. They claim that susan planned the murder of her husband for money. Susan i denied any knowledge of or involvement in her husband's death. Then she changed her story and claimed self defense after years of beating and sexually abusing her she said felix said come at her with a kitchen knife and she ain't got control of the knife and stabbed him instead. The defense was able to get an expert witness forensic pathologist who testified that felix's death was caused by heart disease and that the stab wounds really weren't life threatening and this pathologist failed to appear in court the following day to continue being cross examined and to present documents that he claimed received from susan so he sent a written explanation to the judge and he returned with the letters a week later to resume his testimony. Prosecuting attorneys dismissed. Susan self defense claim though arguing that she had no defensive wounds from her husband's alleged attack on her and that he had been killed from the knife wounds. No this trial ended in a mistrial. When the wife of susan's attorney named daniel horowitz was murdered in a totally unrelated incident though. Then susan fired her attorneys and decided to represent herself. Oh is a good decision. Yeah which is you know even more horrible. Because she's gonna make her sons testify with her doing the cross examinations. She built her defense with allegations of a history of marital and professional misconduct by her husband and this included claims that dr poke had drugged and raped her. When she was a teen brainwashed the couple's children and threatened to kill her if she ever tried to leave him. She also claimed to be a psychic with advance knowledge of the september eleventh attacks. That could have been used to prevent those attacks. If her husband had prevented her from alerting the authorities then she added that her was an israeli spy simon imagining. She's looking unstable to be saying that stuff coming from imagine. She repeatedly requested a second mistrial. She made accusations of conspiracy against the prosecutor and the judge requests for continually denied then during her closing statement. Susan who refuse to pursue a line of defense based on her own mental illness question whether public perception issues delusional is hurting her case. You think well. And if it is at cerrone yoshio so each a susan and felix's children testified at the trial..
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"You used to be a really good mob. Felix was granted temporary custody of gabriel and control of the house. He and susan owned a judge reduced. Her alimony and child support payments and felix was surprised by the big reduction he offered to pay more. Susan blamed him for all this and refused his help. Ally by this point had totally turned against his father. Gabriel is figuring out that his father wasn't the monster his mother had made him out to be an while. Susan was away in montana. Gabriel and his father were bonding. They had these daily routines including dinner and tv shows. They watch together each evening and felix began to feel hopeful that gabriel could be saved. He thought he could. At least have adam. And gabriel. In his life as he grew old he had no interest in remarrying and he was still in love with. Susan still held out hope for them. Susan did call a pretty often and one evening on the phone. She told gabriel and felix that she was returning to california because she had some things she needed to pickup. She also had a dental appointment so she told felix he could live in the pool house while she gabriel lived in the big house. If he didn't do it she said she would blow his head off at makes an easy decision as doesn't avalon options. Yeah on october six. Which was a sunday. Phillips called a friend and told him that susan it called from montana and tell them she would kill him felix considered calling the police but is embarrassed about how his life ended up his friend who has an attorney told felix city absolutely had to call the police so he did he called. The town's police chief and calmly told him that his wife threatened to kill him. Yeah i think felix always sounded so calm that the seriousness of these things was sometimes undervalued. Because he just sounded so damn calm and the chief just told him that he could get temporary restraining order. He could move or he could hire a security guard but they weren't gonna send police over to watch out for him or do extra dry vice. Ramon goose they don't have enough reason here probably enough staff but i would think when you threaten to kill someone..
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"The writing was really disgusting. The first one was about a wife and mother who waited for her husband to leave the house each day so that she could have sex with her son from that. The mother gave birth to a child and raised as hers and her husband's then the second story she found even more disturbing. This was about a wife who kills her husband in their kitchen with a kitchen knife one day when he comes home from work and she thought one of the boys had written it. But it turned out that these were susan's short stories they would be brought up at trial. Sure february of two thousand two ee. Got into a serious physical fight at jack in the box restaurant. Eli was sixteen. But his big. He was quite intimidating. He threw the first punch at an eighteen year old breaking his nose and injuring his face and he did this because he had a roll of quarters in his punching hand he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. He pled guilty to a felony. They is put on house arrest with an ankle monitor and placed in the custody of his father. He moved into the apartment in berkeley and enrolled in berkeley high school. While susan was really distraught but it was her priority to separate from felix says. She offered him the house custody of the boys. And all of their investment properties. She also said she would leave and never contact. Her sons again until felix was dead but felix ignored this offer. He and his attorney felt sure that she would change her mind and she did but felix really wanted his family to be reunited which was tough because his wife really seemed to despise him. Now sure does he worried about his son's being with her too and he told a few friends that he was thinking of killing himself. Now what is friends didn't know as that he did have a loaded revolver registered to susan back in nineteen eighty five which he kept in his berkeley office closet but finally he decided to file for custody of his sons and using his credentials as a psychologist he told the court that he was a clinical psychologist with a phd from berkeley. And in his opinion. Susan was unstable and angry. He recommended that the court authorized and evaluation to figure out what was best for. Eli and forgave. But you know susan was becoming more and more unstable. She was doing some crazy shit your when she punched a neighbor during a squabble about her dogs running loose we apparently one of her dogs had been a smaller dog that belonged to the neighbor and then when the neighbor came by weeks later she said please keep your dogs away from mine here. Which was reasonable. But susan just lost it when she was alone with her youngest gabriel. She started talking about various ways to kill his father including drowning him in the pool. Drugging him running over or sabotaging his car.
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"To talk to his father about it felix refused to accept that susan had any serious issues continued to fuel the paranoia but it did seem like the only way that he could keep her by his side. And that's how adamant turpitude it. Yeah the needed to align himself with his wife. Yeah no matter what that way she will stay with. Yes i think so. So after sixteen years of marriage felix was sixty five. Susan was forty and she began to question him about their first sexual encounter sang. She couldn't recall it in the recovered memory way of thinking. Her lack of memories for this event meant that she had repressed memories about it. Then this instance felix would be the bad guy yet. Maybe he was because he did have sex with her when she was just a teenager. You know i mean. He is responsible in some way. But now susan was beginning to believe that felix had hypnotized her and raped her. She was convinced that she had been hypnotized to hide the truth from her and she began to see. Flashbacks are in of this rape so she asked felix. How can i live with a man. Who's done this to me. Says she was going round the bend starting to and felix told his friends that susan was just going through a rough patch but i think he could feel that his influence over her was fading and that made him kind of desperate. He really loved her but she was beginning to hate him. She believed that he had used his power as her therapist victimize her and to hold her in a life of subservience to him. Some good insight there. yeah. I mean maybe. He didn't hypnotize or rape her. But it was statutory rape. It was. I believe it was. I believe it happened before she was eighteen year. Yeah so susan was beginning to fantasize about having her own room and sleeping alone in her own bed. She said she couldn't stand asleep with felix anymore. At any time they did have sex. She would be convinced that it was rape afterwards. So that's not a fun. Sex life as the marriage deteriorated. She claimed that he was violent. And according to what felix told a close friend susan would beg him to scratch her choked her.
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"He worked twelve hour days six days a week so he was really in demand as a therapist lure. Groceries her backbreaking workweek. Yes seventy hours man. I guess his referrals hadn't totally dried up. No no not at all. I think his lecturing and teaching brought in a lot of people. Yeah unfortunately he was pretty horrible business. His bills are often not paid because he saw his patience as his friends. And he didn't remind them when they oughta money. Susan redecorated the house and she bought some properties improved them in rented them out so she's kind of following her mother's footsteps becoming a developer. Susan entertained yourself for the most part by reading and writing journal. Yeah then in. January of nineteen eighty three. Susan gave birth to their first son. Adam she was very devoted mom keeping the baby with her as she went about her day. But you know feel extreme. Jealous of the attention showered on their son. So it's just interesting to me that the psychologists is so emotionally damaged you know. He's he has issues or he definitely does but they do say that people that gravitate to that profession do have issues that they're trying to work out on their own and that's what interest them which makes sense sure so later that year susan became obsessed with the mcmartin preschool abuse scandal which was in manhattan beach california. So if you don't remember this parents and children were accusing the caregivers at the mcmartin preschool of sexual physical and psychological torture as part of a satanic cult and soon there were similar accusations at other daycare centers so this became a big problem. Many stories were published about satanic abuse in daycare centers. And this fear just caught hold through a lot of communities but the problem for susan. Is that these stories absolutely fed into her paranoia. After adam turned one year old both susan and felix noticed what they thought were some bad signs. The child bit the family dog and then he began to have nightmares. He was only with a babysitter occasionally. But susan's suspected that. Adam like the mcmartin preschool. Children had been a victim of satanic abuse. Now this certainly sounds like susan's heaven sun break with reality here. Yes although i guess at the time it might not seem that way. There's a lot of attention paid to this preschool now. Absolutely this was a big thing for a long time for a very long time and it turned out not to be true at all. There's never any evidence of it. No but this was just the kind of thing that she could really buy into and get carried away with because she had such paranoia your sushi in her child. We're talking about a one one and a half year old felix's daughter from his first marriage saw these interviews and she was quite alarmed. Susan believe that adam could give her verbal cues and even identify the people responsible for his abuse. He would just babble and susan would look through the phone book to identify the name he was saying and i hate to laugh but this is just crazy ridiculous. Your you can't make this up. And if she believed he identified someone and she found him in the phone book she drives to their address and she would stop them truly believing that these people had abused her son. Yeah in the more information. Susan thought adam sharing with her. The more felix was convinced that adam had been abused and he also started asking adam questions both susan and felix decided that adam was being taken away from the baby sitters house in a bus with other children and the kids.
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"So this high school kid and zip never going to a prom never going homecoming but devotes her life to reading and to her therapy with felix polk so probably not a good idea as we'll see as she gets older. She has a lot of issues. And i don't think he really helped her out. We can talk about that. How therapy is supposed to help. A person become more independent and make decisions for themselves but he just allowed her to be dependent on him and really he became her world and he probably enjoy that it probably gave him a real boost. Sure so felix began bringing susan to his adolescent psychology classes and showing her off as cured schizophrenic. He invited other professors to some of these classes but they were really not happy and pretty skeptical of the word cure the fact that he would even say he had cured. Her really showed how high his opinion of himself was. And it didn't seem to be the correct way to be thinking as a therapist. He supposed to be helping her with coping mechanisms. You're see is but everyone in these classes had to noticed that. Dr poke seemed all too familiar with his patient. One student described dr pokes interview with susan. As to seductive uncomfortable to watch people in the class asked each other what was going on and they said well. These two are definitely lovers. Felix's mentor at the college told felix. He needed to stop it but he didn't. The relationship continued as it had. Actually i think she got an even deeper. But one important aspect of this relationship i think was that felix saw susan is a victim and she saw him as her rescuer. The more she needed him more of a god he was in her ice any really fed into her admiration of him. He would tell her how special and beautiful she was but like. I said he wasn't preparing her for life as an adult or to be independent. It's like he was just raising her to be who he wanted in his life for himself. So i really see it as a selfish thing. The way he dealt with this patient what do you think. No question and a felix was trying to keep the affair secret. He doing a very good job. He shared an office with a female psychiatrist and she told her husband. That felix was quote fucking his patient and of quote now at that point. Susan is twenty years old so it wasn't statutory rape that they knew of or pedophilia. But it was definitely unethical. This psychiatrist had seen felix's and together and she often heard felix whispering and flirting with susan. Yes oh maginness. It had to be sickening to be a professional. And then you see one of your colleagues with young girl i mean. Even if she's twenty it's gross. Even if she was his age it would be definitely wrong but he was acting like a schoolboy. It was something that would really make. You just wanna throw up right there in your shoes. Yeah for sure. And i know this at this point..
"felix" Discussed on True Crime Brewery
"True crime contains disturbing content related to real life crimes. Medical information is opinion based on facts of a crime and should not be interpreted as medical advice or treatment listener discretion is advised. Welcome welcomed true crime brewery. I'm jill and i'm dick you know. Sometimes a small thing in life can really change everything. That's what happened when high school student. Susan may bowling was sent to a psychotherapist for treatment of depression and anxiety. Her therapist dr felix polk was married with two children. But that didn't stop him. From beginning a sexual relationship with susan. Susan and felix polk ended up getting married in nineteen eighty two shortly after he had divorced his wife. Despite the huge twenty six your age difference. They seemed pretty happy but with several years of marriage and raising their three sons together. The couple had a contentious relationship. This resulted in more than one call to the police with allegations of domestic violence. Join us at the quiet end. For may december murder when dr felix polk was found dead at age seventy their youngest son. Gabriel blamed his mother. Susan their oldest son. Adam called susan. Kuku and susan herself just seemed unfazed by her husband's death leading investigators to contend that she had planned his murder and her motive was money. So dick. i think you're gonna enjoy this discussion. We've talked about this case a little bit in preparation and it is just for lack of a better word crazy. It is bizarre as for sure. So we gotta california beard drink. Today night chose when called born yesterday from lagaan nita's brewing company. It's an american pale ale. Seven point two percent a b. the. I beer hazy. Orange color pretty full whitehead a little bit sticky lace nice aroma citrus fruit tropical fruit and good taste got. Some aren't some lemon and a little bit of melon. A little bitterness late in the taste but overall this is a pretty nice smooth easy drinking beer so we'll go share some with our friend. Hey let's open it up.
Paper, Rocks or Digits: What Makes the Best Money?
"What makes the best money? I've been reading a number of books recently on money. Money the unauthorized biography by Felix Martin and money the true story of a made up thing by Jacob Goldstein. Both of these books have examples of different types of money that's been used in the past. Fascinating examples that you might not be aware of. and. We WanNa look at them and think about what is it? That makes something money. Money evolves and has evolved and will continue to evolve in what we used as money today might be very different decades from now. The first example is from the island of Yap. This is an island in the Western Pacific part of the Caroline Islands. It is now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The people of the APP lift on the run over separated from other cultures for many many years. We'll in one, thousand, nine, three, an anthropologist who had also been trained as a medical doctor from new. England William Henry Furness went to Yep for two months and studied this people. And it wasn't a very advanced economy with. Three products, fish coconut and sea cucumbers, but they had something unique that they used for money. Furnace describes his money as large solid thick stone wheels ranging in diameter from a foot to twelve feet. Having the center a whole varying in size with the diameter of the stone wearing a poll may be inserted sufficiently large and strong to bear the weight and facilitate transportation. This was their money. It was called FAE. FBI are also it's called why are? The money was quarried in an island three hundred miles away babble up. And then it was transported on rafts towed behind canoes that had sales on them. Took a lot of effort to get this money. When furnace I saw it. He realized this really heavy and wrote when it takes four strong men to steal the price of a pig burglary cannot but prove a somewhat disheartening. These things were so big and heavy, you couldn't steal them. But then he observed as transactions took place that these stones were He wrote the noteworthy feature of this stone currency is that it is not necessary for its owner to reduce it to possession after concluding a bargain which evolves the price of a fe too large to be conveniently moved. Its new owner is quite content to accept the bare acknowledgement of ownership without so much as a mark to indicate the exchange, the coin remains undisturbed on the former owner's premises. In fact, there was one family furnace pointed out where the stone was lost from where it was quarried and had been several hundred feet at the bottom of the ocean for several generations. Yet the family that owned it everyone recognized that they still on that and that they were wealthy. Furnace wrote the purchasing power of that stone remains therefore as valid as if it were. Visibly, against the side of the owner's house and represents wealth as potentially as the horrid inactive gold of a miser in the middle, ages or as our silver dollar stacked in the Treasury in Washington which we never see or touch but trade with on the strength of a print certificate that there there. Is. The belief that it had value. Felix Martin wrote money was not the fe but the underlying system of credit accounts and clearing a which they help to keep track. The Fe would just tokens which these accounts were kept. They had an accounting system that tracked the trading of fish and sea cucumbers. And they would have outstanding balances and sometimes they will set up and maybe they would move the fe but often times they wouldn't. But there was the record that was there. Peter Bernstein in his book the power of Gold History of an obsession wrote the FE of Yep we're stores of. Wealth. Stores of wealth. Sit. Money moves it travels from one pocket to another. A store of wealth is mass. It was the transactions, the accounting record, and the trust between the participants that form their monetary system. The stones were a store of wealth, but we're just some tokens. The first documented use of money is from Sumer around thirty five, hundred BC. This is in southern, Mesopotamia. There were vast temple palace complexes there with thousands of crafts people farmers. Shepherds, bureaucrats. and. They wrote on clay tablets in cuneiform script and they wrote contracts evolving the workings of the temple debts owed rents. Effectively. It was money because it was an accounting record and you would have accounts receivable that you could trade. David Graber who recently passed away in his book debt. The first five thousand years wrote the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of trust in other human beings.
Breonna Taylor settlement is among largest payouts linked to a police shooting
"Gorman. If you wanna listen to it. Let's start with the settlements in Louisville with Briana Taylor's family a couple different things to run through of the next few minutes. Earlier this week, the Louisville metro government announced a $12 million settlement package with family of Briana Taylor. Of course, was 26 year old black woman who was shot in her own home by police officers serving a no knock warrant in March. The settlement also includes a Siri's of police reforms. Some of the reforms are changes to the approval process for an execution of search warrants. The hiring of social workers at the department a commitment to increase drug and alcohol testing of officers involved in any shooting, encouraging officers to perform at least two paid hours a week of community service in the communities they serve. And housing credits for officers toe live in certain low income parts of the city. And Felix, You took a look at the settlement. What stood out to you? Well, I think two things one. It was a record breaking settlement in and of itself. The $12 million payout. Briana Taylor's family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, represents George Floyd's family and multiple others in these situations, he said. It himself is the most money it's ever been paid for. A police involved shooting involving anyone, so that's significant itself. But Briana Taylor's mother, I said I think said it best. This is just the beginning the reform package they put together that was interesting that they the mirror who's got a vote of no confidence the other night. Apparently, you know, insisted that that was going to be part of the settlement agreement from the day one, which was good because they announced it together. It's not just about the money, but it's about the reform, which in one of these cases That's what is the driving factor, not necessarily the money. So you mentioned the key ones that are involved in this. It's interesting because we talked about the social worker aspect of Policing before because of a policy that sheriff Bob Altieri put in place here in Pinellas County, where he wanted social workers to go out to these mental health calls first on their own, try and de escalate them. And then if there's trouble than calling the police, which was You and I both thought that was a bad idea in this particular reform. Does that frothy area was that Holloway? That help earlier think that was. Yeah, I think it was cheap and also got a theory. But it's a same Pete initiative. So anyway, sorry about that. But in anyone what they will do in this case is social workers will go with The police officers on these calls or meet them out at the call, not endanger themselves. So it's kind of being that's what we thought should happen is that that's the more responsible, appropriate way to do it rather than just sending people out on their own. And then you know if the situation escalates. You got a problem on your hands. Yeah, exactly. Do you don't have time to wait for an officer to show up or say like, Hey, wait around the corner while I go talk to this person suicidal and walked in the bathroom of the gun. You know, and then ends up ends up shooting an unarmed social worker, and the other thing That's interesting is that we talked about the no knock warrants. They enacted a law in Louisville already doing away with down, But then they went one step further. Just like now, this is sheriff quality areas policy, which was the more hierarchy in terms of getting the warrant. So The way it used to work here in Fort is like you would have the detective's whether it's robbery homicide. Narcotics. Those are the ones that usually get the most warrants. They would review the case they would take their warrant to the state attorney's office. State attorney would review it and then they would be the ones to say Okay, you can go ahead and go to a judge. Well, what they done in Louisville and Penelas is that they built in another law of letter layer. Inside the department level, so supervisors will have to sign off on the warrants before they can Goth to get approval from prosecutors or the judges or accountability exactly within the department, So you don't have Because we've read the the warrants and the stories about what happened in Briana Taylor's case, and they were so thin in the connections they were trying to make Tio, the main suspect. They've lived on the other side of town, and the tenuous nature of it was the fact that she paid this guy's phone bill was an ex boyfriend of hers and also had his shoes delivered an Amazon package delivered and they immediately made the jump that that was somehow Drug trafficking activities, so that should be reviewed at a much higher level, and that's something I think I encourage. I think you'll see a lot more departments doing that. And like I said Florida, we have that additional level of the prosecutors by think it should go down one level more in order for the police involved to say, like hold on a second. Let's review this before. You go to a prosecutor with us because I got put into situations a lot of times where the detectives would get a thumbs down from a prosecutor on the case, and then they call another prosecutor in the prosecutor would say, Oh, no, This is perfectly fine. And so you have those sites of mixed messaging on stuff and that could get very dicey because not only if you go from one prosecutor, another And for example, I said, No, you don't have enough for a warrant, And then they go to another prosecutor that they're friends with. And they say, you know, they can approve the warrant that tire up to me, then you know, on Well at that point, So that's the thing the problem that they have with that so interesting reforms that they're going to do and the one I like the most. I think the most interesting is giving them the housing credits to move into. The neighborhoods that they are patrolling. So I want to see the follow up on that to see
What is Play Therapy?
"Are. Right we are back with another episode and I'm really excited to have on the body guests on the show with us on the data. Vargas is a licensed mental health counselor. She's a registered play therapist and supervisor, but also she's trained in em Dr and not only that is certified as a I play practitioner. So we really have an amazing guest with us that's going to talk about safe air. I want to share a little bit more about her Andrea is also the south chapter. Chair for the Lord Association for play therapy and she has specialize in child and adolescent counseling. Since two thousand six, her practice is located in a western. Florida. where she serves children of all ages teens and their families, as well as college students and as passionate about helping parents and strengthen their relationships through able therapeutic interventions and the I was born in. Columbia and emigrated to the United States with her family when she was a toddler growing up, she remembers that therapy like in most Latin families was believed to be or what unquote people with problems crazy people. So thank you and the wrath or coming on after talking about this for so long welcome to let the next therapy. Hi Yes, and so excited to be here. Thank you for having. Sat. We're GONNA talk about play therapy and I. Know some of the listeners may be hearing this modality for the first time. So let's go ahead and get started with just explaining what is play therapy. Okay. So play therapy is what you would translate regular talk therapy to the developmental age of a child rates. So when we picture adult going to therapy normally command area having a deal more or less than what they're gonNa work on on what they're going to talk about and they sit. On the couch and then the dialogue starts right. But with kids, they necessarily come up with the idea of wanting to go to a therapist. So their parents really bring them in talking to kids like most of you know if you guys are parents, it's not the same. You know some kids don't have the words and even if they do, they'll more than like me say things like, I. Don't know for energy look at you like the really. So with great, you meet them with a yards of elementary. So kids play and they also stare feelings and they even crosses all the changes that are happening around them or maybe negative events that have occurred in their family or in their life and. Of play therapies is a therapist train specifically to enter a child world and pickup themes that the child might be playing out to get a better understanding of how this child feeling what they're struggling with, and then working closely with the parents to help their parents understand them, and then giving parents tools to make certain adjustments and also the child helping them. Understand better ways to communicate or better ways to manage and culprit their Felix Okay and so play therapy involves the children, but it sounds like it involves the parents as well. Yes. Yes. I. Mean. If you think about it when a therapist needs to do child, they might need them once a week but that's not enough time to really change or enough. It's almost impossible to king somebody a child when you're not thinking about the whole family or even school. So if the child is having a problem at school, just working with the kyle limits you to what how much can you really made so if you work closely with the school, you Greco see if the parents and if maybe they're have grandparents, for example. So part of working with. A calendar understanding that they have a lot of adults involved in their life, and if all the adults get on the same page and work together that child is going to be way more successful. Okay. What about children that have caregivers or are in the foster care system? Are they eligible to receive play therapy like with IBM modality for them as well? If they don't have a consistent caregiver? Yes. I mean, when we think about foster, can they definitely need a safe face to process all of those feeling that? You know that they're feeling because of their foster care placement. So it's a little tricky because like you said, they don't have consistent caregivers, but you know if they are in a foster home, you can work leash with the foster parent and then whatever school they were going to. So maybe not as consistent because they might change the foster home or maybe they are still working our reunification with their parents with their biological parents. You can always include depending on the case right whoever is currently taking care of the child and if they still have contact with the biological parent involving his okay that makes sense. What are the ages that play therapy is best for? So people say like play therapists say that they're play therapy can work with anybody from three to one hundred and three right by it been studied and studied have found that it's most effective with kids between the ages of three and twelve. So it is possible and what about the children with special needs is play therapy also something that they can do? Yes. They are just like in adult therapy there's different specializations so they are different type. Training. Somebody would take in order to work with children on the autism spectrum. Can called off play. There's other stuff likes floor time so. Underneath play therapy, there's different branches. So as long as you are there, understand the child special need in your trine in working with that special needs population than we can definitely use sleep there.
Atlanta Braves star Freeman, several others test positive for virus
"Pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the Corona virus pandemic. The five time All Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn't take part. In the 60 game season, scheduled to begin on July 23rd. His announcement comes a day after Angel Storm Mike Trout said he was not comfortable with the current climate and might not play trout on why, with a child on the way he has for now decided to come to camp and play. We want to play and it is going to come down how safe we're gonna be if there's an outbreak or something happens. These next few weeks. You definitely gotta see I gotta I gotta reconsider. You know, it's just there's a lot of questions I gotta do. Obviously, they saw I love baseball. But I gotta do is right for my family sometimes and The majority. It's hard to do everything with my family. You know it's going to be tough decision if something happens up down the road and like price, Braves right hander Felix Hernandez has opted out of the MLB season for the same reason. Speaking of the Braves, four time all Star Freddie Freeman reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the Corona virus. Royals catcher Salvador Perez testing positive for covert 19 for Twins players, including third baseman in Miguel's, too No. And Yankees infielder deejay LeMay Hewas Wells pitcher Luis Assessable testing positive while four members of the Miami Moreland's have as well it's
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher David Price Says He Won’t Play In 2020 Due To Pandemic
"Pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the Corona virus pandemic. The five time All Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn't take part. In the 60 game season, scheduled to begin on July 23rd. His announcement comes a day after Angel Storm My Trout said he was not comfortable with the current climate and might not play trout on why, with a child on the way he has for now decided to come to camp and play. We want to play and it is going to come down how safe we're gonna be if there's an outbreak or something happens. These next few weeks. He definitely got it. I got it. I got reconsider. You know, it's just there's a lot of questions I've got to do. Obviously based on I love baseball, but I gotta do is right for my family sometimes and The majority. It's hard to do everything with my family. You know it's going to be tough decision if something happens up down the road like price. Braves right hander Felix Hernandez has opted out of the MLB season for the same reason. Speaking of the Braves, four time All Star Freddie Freeman reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the Corona virus. Royals catcher Salvador Perez testing positive for covert 19 for Twins players, including third baseman in Miguel's, too No. And Yankees infielder deejay LeMay Hewas Wells pitcher Luis Assessable testing positive, while four members of the Miami Marlins have as well it's
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher David Price Says He Won’t Play In 2020 Due To Pandemic
"Pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the Corona virus pandemic. The five time All Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn't take part. In the 60 game season, scheduled to begin on July 23rd. His announcement comes a day after Angel Storm Mike Trout said he was not comfortable with the current climate and might not play trout on why, with a child on the way he has for now. Decided to come to camp and play. We want to play. It's gonna come down to how safe we're gonna be. If there's an outbreak, er something happens in the next few weeks. He definitely got it. I got it. I got it reconsider. You know, it's just there's a lot of questions I gotta do. Obviously, they saw I love baseball, but I gotta do is right for my family. Sometimes, you know, Majority Tiger, do everything with my family. You know, it's going to be tough decision. If something happens up down the road and like price, Braves right hander Felix Hernandez has opted out of the MLB. A season for the same reason.
Hundreds of businesses in West Seattle affected by bridge closure
"Hundreds of stores and restaurants in west Seattle trying to survive not only because of the pandemic but also the long term closure of the west Seattle bridge here's what some business owners told come was Caracol spinach we know that we're still five six seven eight years away from having a bridge it lets us get back to full operations under the shadow of the Bridget Avalon glassworks doors remain closed to customers but business is going well changing our business model to sell more online and less over the counter owner Shannon Felix also is concerned about access intersection will be so bad will just be choked off Tom's automotive the bridge is actually brought in more business but I'm really really worried I'm gonna lose you really a great employees seven of the businesses eight employees lived outside west Seattle and now face a much longer commute the west Seattle chamber says some construction companies don't want to bid for jobs off the peninsula home owners when Seattle bridge community task force meeting today in the city considering changes to the low level bridge that would allow for more traffic
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"How can I be noticed you? Whatever it is do you. Do you think there's you know you mentioned just having all this ammunition which I think is really smart is just having a lot to offer and a lot to show the leading the label decide which of it. They find interesting. Is there any other any other things you've seen either in your own career through watching other people come up that you think maybe keys man? I think about this so much because I get these questions so often from I mean it's sort of the unanswerable. Think there are some things you can tease out. I think that can be helpful. I think like well first of all when you send someone a track. You should be really clear on what your goal is when you're sending it to them like are you asking for feedback. Are you expecting like I get tracks time and then I'm like yeah man? It's cool but like what do you want me to do? Like I don't have a button to be like I'll make it a hit for you. That's my wife. Yes yeah and it can be good. There's lots of songs people send me. That are good. But I'm like I can barely make my own songs hits like I don't know but it's like so. I like when people are asking specific things. I think that's very helpful. So like being in having intent when you ask someone something is important and then also like just. Don't spam people as my number one thing like don't posted comments and sections and all that just never do that like and I was thinking about why that bothers me when people do that I was. I was actually on a run this morning. It was like because those thing about this podcast today and I was like wanted to get actually until like helping aspiring producers as I get older I feel like I gotta give back a little bit or some eighty percent man. Yeah but I was trying to think of like why does it bother me so much when someone posts something like in a comment section or just kind of like spams it and one. It's like I don't know who the fuck you're just weird but too it's like you're almost like it makes it seem like you. WanNa shortcut. Sure Yeah and to me like the number one quality. I would look for in an artist that I would want to invest in. It would be that proof that they're in it for the long haul and the right reasons and that they're truly passionate about what they do and the minute I see that I think it's like they just want quick fame. Yeah I think it's also you're absolutely right and I think it's also that that tells me that they didn't do their research because if you do your research if you look into a latte there's nobody who like oh great. Somebody's fabric covid. Just an obvious thing that people don't want you to do and to me. It's just like why wouldn't want to work with somebody. Who has that kind of mentality even no matter how good this August yeah? It's Kinda like how it's similar like high field but people that respond to hate her comments from just like it's just like why. Why even waste your time with any of this shit? It's like someone said. Can you imagine like Michael Jordan going on Youtube video of himself and responding to people that had like semi sucks? Exactly right okay so I wanted to call out something you said earlier too is that you know not spamming people and when you do approach someone. I think another key. Is You have to be up front about what you want which you already mentioned but also concise you know it'll keep it short. Just be like this is who I am. This is my thing. This is what I'd like to do with it by you. Know hundred percent. Yeah and don't send like twenty tracks and you don't send twenty tracks. Don't follow up once maybe but don't keep coming back to it. Yeah one follow up his fine. I think yeah yeah. There's a like this. I remember who it was but there was this raider. I liked where he said when people would send him stuff he would be like he wouldn't actually read it he would just be like. Hey man it's great but can you work on it? Just it's your best work before. Like pretend he read it. Kinda right right. That's actually kind of brilliant he. Yeah so. That's that's feedback that I find myself giving a lot. Is You know somebody will send me something. I'll say. Yeah this is exactly what we said before. This is cool but have you thought about how this stacks up against everything else. That's going on in in the culture right now and if this is going to be one of the first things people hear from you. Is this what you want it to be totally? Yeah Man. It's so hard but there is no road map but I'm trying to think of like some actual Y- I think like okay so don't spam comments. We've established that. But I think so my approach would be if I was trying to get noticed by a label that I like. I think a cold email to a label is still probably tough just because they get so many. It's it's a really tough numbers. Yeah so I think what I would do if I was trying to be. Smart about it would be. I would go through their entire catalog. Find the person on it. Who seems the least famous league was like the close to my level? Yeah do try and try to like build a relationship with that person but don't even send that person music. Just try to be like. Hey man like your song on Blah Blah buzz really dope and then you get to the point where you just chatting with this person and then you can get something. Absolutely yes huge. That's huge and that's great advice and I I will add to it that you really no matter who you approach. You have to OPPR- like if you want to build that relationship you cannot approach it where you're just waiting to ask them to music because people can pick up on that especially people who have been doing this while you pick up on that immediately and if I sense that in somebody immediately I put them in a different category. Yeah you know how we know. We can send so quickly because it's like the same win the someone asked. How's it going and you know they want Gessler? Absolutely had to be fair to those people. I can identify because probably I once felt that way for show. You're always trying to tease out the best way to do it. But if you're like if it's only one way exchanged quits the benefit for the president. Not Everything has to have benefits and stuff but like ultimately like. You're just better off trying to build relationships with people and then when the time comes they'll be happy to do a favor when you said ties back into what you said earlier. Which is momentum right so build the relationship? Just you know be make a friend that's momentum. That's an evolving changing relationship. If you know some if one events comes out of it that's great but if you focus on the one event you don't have any momentum right totally yeah just like hanging up everything on that one thing. Yes drive you insane as well. Well yeah absolutely it will and then I think the other thing was would be like coming in like with that vision. Really like thought out is really helpful. Like when someone you know. They're like this is kind of like the concept for like maybe the art or something like this was kind of like the concept behind the EP. I duNNo. I thought maybe people think sometimes that labels helped shape those ideas but ultimately like I think those the best ones like start with artists of course because it the I think in this generation a lot of times artists get confused about the roles that a lot of these things are like. There's a label you have a manager and all these things but like the way. I hear young artists managers. Sometimes it's like they're trying to like work for the manager or something hundred percents. I'm like the managers works for you because and like I don't get to work man. You shouldn't be like a fucked up relationship and it should be a mutual respect and that's when it wins the most but like all of those things don't like the product is the music so like if you start making music like all of those relationships go away remember that and those relationships and those people they aren't GonNa fix something still on you the same way you were talking about a label earlier the yeah people. Just sit around and they're like you know it's like the same thing it's like. Whoa I. Sometimes we'll just ask like what's your goal I really wanted to play festivals and I'm like cool show me like the tracks that you WanNa play that you've made those decibels I'm still working on the. Why are we even talking yet? Right exactly in. It's fine it's hard. It's hard it's hard no. It's super hard and like. I said before there's no roadmap so it's hard to even if you don't know anything at the start it's hard to understand the staff you need to take to get there but and as an artist you're going to have that crippling self doubt that everything you make is garbage. Yeah you get like. I'm better at it now but like man like honestly like up until like two thousand seventeen. I literally was like uncertain like every single song I ever put out. Yeah and that's that's almost a decade of putting out music tenure. Ten years by fire. I did the math actually. I don't know if you're familiar with like Malcolm glad wells ten thousand hours things a little bit. Yeah Yeah. He's requires ten thousand hours to become an expert so I was like. Oh yeah ten years like thousand hours a year like that kind of like roughly adds up especially with read and all that Not that I think I'm an expert by any means but I did sort of have a moment where it clicked a little more for me where I sort of feel like now. I get to choose like if I invest the time into this idea that I started. I can get it to a place where it feels acceptable. Guman good to me. I don't know how long that will take us though still could be like three months sometimes sir but kind of like when. I decided to commit to the song can like Greece it into something that is like within the realm of like a thing that people listen to. I guess sure yeah. Yeah Yeah I mean. Do you think that correlates with your musical evolution. Like have you kind of you know like you've evolved to the point where you can trust your instincts a little more. Do you think that correlates with sort of the music you find yourself now like is this sort of you know not your final form but is this sort of what it's been building to. He he s and no I mean I just say it's over your don't know I don't I didn't feel that at all. I kinda just feel like I started this other project called glass pedals which is like just sort of base bangers. I got some of it on program and it's really good. Thank you but like I haven't really made stuff like that in so long but kind of like when I just sort of sat down.
"felix" Discussed on Back To Back
"I hope you're doing well wherever you're at whatever you're up to in this crazy world right now. Things are opening back up a little bit here in the United States If you are participating in said opening I hope you're taking care yourself being safe. That is always my wish for listeners. This show but particularly now as we kind of chart this course into a weird age. Yeah I'm thinking about everybody out there. I hope you're doing well. I've got a great show for you this week Felix cartel is on the show and I gotta say this is one of my favorite episodes in a long time. We just got done recording it. I think both of us walked away really enjoying this conversation. These are the kind of talks I want to have on this show. You're in for a treat Felix cartel has a new single out right now called mine and he has a new side project called glass pedals which is A little more back to basics. You Know House Music Club. Music got a new single out called get closer and look. I love both of these songs. Both these projects man Felix cartel is so talented. And I'M GONNA put a link in the description of this episode where you can go follow him. Keep up to date with everything. He's doing He also did these series of talks on his instagram. Not Dissimilar from this podcast where. He was talking to friends of his collaborators. He talked to people like lights. People like said and a bunch more so all of that is going to be in the description of this episode. And you'll hear is going to more detail about all of that in just a minute Also in the conversation. You're about to hear you're going to hear me. Shout out the back to back discord if you are not on the discord server yet. I do not know what you're doing with your life but it is time. You gotTa make the leap. Come join me over at the back to back. Discord server the link for that is in the description of this episode. That is my server. Might Chat and I am in there literally every single day talking with people connecting with people. If you're a music producer there's a place where you can post up your tunes get feedback and connect with like minded folks. If you're not you can just come post memes. You can post what you're listening to and Most of it is just us talking about our lives connecting. It's a great community group of people and Look if you want to talk to me. That's the best way to do it. I pop in there all the time. Come join the discord server com. Get involved with an awesome community and come support your favorite podcast. Which I'm assuming it's this bad guest. If you have a different favorite podcasts joining my discord server isn't GonNa do much for but shout out to everybody who is supporting this podcast. It means the world and you. Yes you the. Listener are wondering. Gee I wonder how I could support this. Great great shows that this handsome attractive man puts out every single week. Let me tell you the best way you can support back to back. It's free and it's quick. All you gotta do is help spread. The word word of mouth is how they show grows. It's how I've been able to keep doing it for over three years. So if you want to get involved all you gotTa do is let people know you're listening tag is in your stories. Put up a tweet. Just tell a friend who loves music as much as you do what we're doing over here. I'm at Willie joy on all social media and the show is at back to back pod anytime I see US getting tagged anytime. I see you guys out there. I'm always going to be replying. Reposting your content and just generally connecting. I love meeting listeners. Of this show you can also reach out to me directly back to back. Pod Et gmail.com. Is the email address for all of your questions. Comments concerns and various sundry details that you do not want the public to know. Your secret is safe with me. I don't even really know what I'm talking about anymore. I want to get into this episode. we just finished like a few minutes ago. We just finished doing it. I had a blast man. I haven't had this much fun during an episode in a few extremely inspirational very thoughtful guy. YOU GOTTA go follow him. You gotta go keep up with him. He is working on a lot of new music. You do not want to miss it when it drops so with that being said I'm GonNa let you hear it from the man himself. This is me and Felix cartel back.
Carnival Plans to Sail Again in August, Maybe
"While carnival cruise lines is moving forward with its plans to relaunch its wages in August Norwegian cruise lines could face a different pain since the cruise industry did not receive federal bailout money Norwegian may be forced to shut down well the government's no sail orders in effect through the end of July that closure could also affect the number of dock workers are brought back to ports across Florida if and when other cruise lines decide to re launch as well with what is news I'm Felix
Small business emergency lending program expands fintechs portfolios
"The paycheck protection program is a weekend to its second round of hopefully funding small businesses through the corona virus outbreak. Some financial tech companies also known as Syntax got permission from Congress to offer those loans. They include pay pal into it cabbage and others. The hope is that they can get loans to people and businesses who haven't worked with traditional banks in the past and the Fintech say they're tack is also an advantage but so is that true. Let's dig into it and quality assurance the segment where we take a second look at Big Tech Story Felix. Salmon is chief financial correspondent for the tech site axios. The banks were a bit slow to be able to set up websites that customers found it impossible to get to a to a human being or to find out where they stood whether their applications were going through and there was a general feeling that given that all of this was being done on the Internet the Internet companies might be better doing it than the banks were so relatively quickly. This program was opened up so that the eligible lenders included not only banks but also Internet companies Lake Pay Pal and quicken and square. Gotcha I mean. I feel like one of the questions about these lenders. And FINTECH companies and neo banks in particular is that in some ways they serve. Replace this idea of the Community Bank. Like do we have any evidence that they are or could be more inclusive than established lenders. I think they are in the if you applied for P. P. Loan from pay pal. Then your chances of guessing it. We're probably the same no matter who you were given that many of the people applying if not most of the businesses applying had no particular relationship with these Fintech to begin with now doesn't mean they're going to get that loans. It's far from clear that the ability of pay pal to get loans through the SBA system and get people. Funded is any greater than any other bank. But at least you can feel that you're on a level playing field if that's any. Solis which you probably isn't to be honest. Who is applying through? Let's say pay pal or square or into it. Who are these small businesses to a first Brooks mission? Everyone who didn't get a loan or wasn't able to get through when applying through that bank. Whatever the reason was if you haven't got your money it's not give up on your bank entirely but you say well. Maybe I can't get a loan through my bank. I should try a getting along with someone else and given the it's not difficult to apply through pay pal. Oh quicken intuit it. You May as well try if they come back to you and say hey you've been funded. Brin and you can take the money and if they don't it's no harm no foul and is there any evidence or will there ever be a way to tell you think whether they claim that these kind of like tech driven platforms are more nimble and better able to get your application through than a big bank the banks and the Fintech have all been extremely unhelpful? When people like you and me have been asking them for details about how many people try to apply. How many of those people who try to apply actually got their money those ratios on not public information than the information that the SBA has see you need to get that information directly from each one. And I don't think any of them are going to be releasing that data on the kind of apples to apples basis that we'll be able to make that determination. Is this an opportunity for these companies like if they are able to establish themselves as this type of lender or just do good by some small businesses is an opportunity for them to build a customer base down the road I think for about twenty four rows an opportunity to get some goodwill? I think the small business owners actually went to those places putting their applications and then didn't receive any money that some of that goodwill did evaporate. What's more of these companies? Aunt actually lenders at heart companies like paypal and square a much more based on payments on loans. And so. It's not clear that even if this did give them a foot in the door when it came to small business lending that something that they would really want to be right and it feels like certainly some of them have provided loans like cabbage are into it but the others haven't to think they're likely to discover that in fact. This is a terrible morass that they would like to back out of slowly. Small business loans were horrible thing to be in in general because small businesses so many things can go wrong is so difficult to really get under the hood and find out how credit worthy they are for. P. It's different because it's all guaranteed by the government so you don't need to spend too much time really underwriting the loan and understanding the business before extending the credit but if you want to actually lend money to small businesses as part of your business especially if you're doing unsecured and you're not you don't have access to cash flows which you can just S- ts to pay back the loan. Then yeah it's really Nali business where lots of lenders have become unstuck. And it's not clear that very many investors want these companies to get into that line of
The Secret to Leadership Is Closer Than You Think with Jen Hatmaker
"Days April seventeen and tell me how you are doing on April seventeenth. Let's see okay. This is a place to tell the truth correct. Yes yes tweed you know because I can always contract two versions if I need to but I'll go ahead and dial be realistic. I'll go down. Okay let's see. I'm four days away from a book released. That means a lot to me and kind of the book that I've well. I don't know how to say this but I've earned it like I earned. Its lessons the hard way by living them and doing some of it. Well do me some of it poorly but nonetheless emerging on the other side wiser and braver and stronger and so it goes into the world on April twenty first and I am feeling feelings about that. I am feeling have feelings and the feelings are excited. The feelings are anxious. The feelings are prematurely disappointed. Because that's the way I'm wired The feelings are super vulnerable. I put it all in there. It's all in there so last night. For example at three in the morning I was lying in bed. My brain was reminding me of several things that I said in that book that I've never said right and I was like well that is already printed so that is a thing. Oh I just haven't been very human feelings about putting a very true very vulnerable book into the world into a world. It's hurting right now. And everybody else's scared and everybody else feels tender and I'm just I feel like I'm holding all the emotions in the world right now. Yeah I as you're describing it. I'm thinking of listeners. Who Maybe haven't written a book but maybe are pregnant right now. You know and they're it's it's sort of this idea of this thing that you've been creating right and working on and you had a certain expectation for how that would come out into the world then now looks very different than it did before as a And not just with you know obviously pregnancy but if people had projects they were working on in their business they weren't really excited about launching or you know college students who were so excited to graduate high school students who lost their prom. Like there's there's a certain amount of grief that is. It's very interesting because it's grief associated with what was supposed to be a celebratory thing. That's around do you carry those and the time I am. We were having this discussion online with my community and one of my readers said this was the perfect word She said you know the thing is is that so many of us feel cheated right now and I'm like you ask the right word. We still cheated. I've got Of course same as you all my kids are at home and in this House that we live in twenty four seven I have to seniors. I have a senior in college and have a senior in high school. And so there's not a person that that I love near me. That isn't feeling cheated in some way and I really appreciate the wisdom that a lot of our leaders are giving us right now which is to work as hard as we can to not Sign up for as my friend. Kristen Howard calls them the hardship Olympics That you're not that's not a good game and we ought not to be competitors into who has it worse than I see this with a lot of people right now who were like saying something out loud where they cheated a laundry list of things like you just mentioned and then the Felix urged tacked onto the end. But I know this is not the worst thing you know. We feel like we've got put our self In the right hierarchy for the hardship Olympics and I just think that there's room right now in our communities and our families With our friends and in churches and companies and colleagues to just be incredibly generous to each other right now That someone says their greatest sadness is that their eighth grade play is cancelled. The best thing to say is that is terrible. And I'm so it still sad and I am sorry and that is so disappointing and I just I'm A. I'M A my instinct sometimes to curb the thing I like. I like the uptick. I like to. I'm blast half full and I'm a sunny shiny tight But I don't think that serves right now. I think there is a place to hold room for somebody else's fear sadness or grief or loss and somehow in that moment it finds a way to move through as a little easier I think when we don't suffocate it we can actually have permission of feel it It isn't quite as long. Yeah we for the first time since we're in week five of quarantine and working virtually at our company and This week I instituted something. I called circle. Time which was basically group therapy See in on zoom calls. I could see people's faces that For for certain people are struggling and I just said hey guys I know this is kind of odd. It's not normally something we would do in the workplace. But I'd like to invite you to just come for an hour and beyond zoom call and all lead out and we'll just literally talk about the hard thing and whatever it is in your life. You have permission to complain about it. And there is not a competition and if your partner's driving you crazy or the kids or whatever like this is the opportunity to about ten people come and you know we cried and we laughed and it was awesome in a highly recommended it for your workplace your friend group or whatever you need but what. I thought was really interesting. Was One of the young women on our staff. Who is she single? And she's quarantine quarantining alone and so she is really struggling with loneliness. Her community was about getting together with her friends or going to church on Sunday for those things have been removed. And certainly you can have that virtually but just not the same. That's right and her sadness was in things like she's like. I just want to hug somebody. Eylau BASICALLY WANNA hug ask. You is talking about this. Which is heartbreaking. She said you know. I know it's not the same because there were a lot of MOMS there who were talking about how hard it was toddlers. And she's like I know some fame and I know that you parents get so much worse than I was like girl. This is not. We are not competing here. It's hard thing is hard to you and it has value because it's yours and so I think it's so why is the council people on this reminder? Whatever your thing is. You're allowed to feel disappointed because they think shoving the feelings away won't serve you. Think that if you can just acknowledge that they're there than exactly like you said you can start to move forward with the acknowledgment not by pretending it didn't happen. Yeah that's one hundred percent right and that sometimes means having hard conversations brand. I had a hard conversation. This very morning Just about managing our own feelings right now plus the kid's feelings plus Sort of work expectations. And you know. Where's the give there? And so I you know the only way we could get to the other side of that conversation was by telling the truth so while there is. Get the impulse to just spit. Shine the whole thing right. But there's actually way more power in saying out loud this feels really Sad or confusing or hard to me right now and and then we kind of we get our power back from it a little bit And that's what we're kind of discovery in our house so we're trying to give our kids a lot of room to just say well this terrible. I mean we've got. We've got all teenagers and young adults. They are not meant to be right like physiologically socially and emotionally they are meant to be spreading their wings and flying right now. That is what they're still doing and they derived so much energy in meaning from their peers. And so and then you add on top of that the the real sincere disappointment of to seniors who are not getting finished like they wanted to. It's real it's so real and so but you're I was thinking about your Colleague who this is teeny little. Tip Your colleague who as quarantine alone and I think so much about how. Many people are quarantined alone. Right now And you know we. We're the opposite problem. There's way too many of us in this house Another one right there. Walking down the GREMLINS and I was on a I was interviewing Dr Hillary McBride for the PODCAST A couple of weeks ago. And she's just incredible leader like just incredible therapist but she was talking about ways that we can even like self soothe and she said that if you are alone in quarantine that even if you kind of take your hands and you wrap them around your own self you pat your arms a little bit and you give your shoulder a little rub. And she's that sends a very similar signal to your mind that you are being held and cherished and comforted. And so. That's what I'm telling every all my friends who are quarantining alive alive hard hug
Small business loan funds are tapped out
"Marriage. It's complicated to be amazing. The the upshot is it is complicated and some unknown percentage of Americans wound up getting stimulus checks this week at the same time as some unknown percentage of small business owners wound up getting the PC checks this week. Paycheck protection plan Not all of them have gone out yet. But I'm I'm assuming that within the week nearly all of that initial three hundred and forty nine billion will go out to small business owners. It is clearly not enough and while the people who didn't get stimulus checks on mostly super annoyed about I've seen some people saying like I got some weird windfall income in twenty. At and then. That means I'm not eligible but I should be eligible any any money like there are definitely people who should be getting stimulus checks in on the real anger. I'm seeing is from small business owners who just didn't have the right banking relationships and didn't manage to get their PCP applications in and they are just furious that money has run out and they aware they can end up with nothing. Fox is that thirteen point seven percent of the P P P loans went to the construction industry versus nine point one percent of the P P P loans which one small business owner told. My colleague stands for WHO Poop Poop then to the restaurant industry? Now the construction industry so far in March Last twenty nine thousand jobs and the restaurant industry march las four hundred seventeen thousand jobs yet. The construction industry was the F. top industry beneficiary ficiary of the PP loans. Which kind of I think is a very telling way of talking about how the program was poorly structured and like Felix was saying benefited those who had the good relationships with their banks over those who probably needed the money even more. But just don't have that kind of relationship aren't as savvy about applying through the money like there are some law firms that were out there. Like drumming up interest in getting these loans and Like a franchise restaurants like. Ruth's Chris. Steak House got Twenty million dollars. Pp loans also. It's just I think was a poorly show was definitely this weird carve out so to to be eligible for the people you need to be a small businesses with fewer than five hundred employees asterisk. And then this Astra's all you can be a restaurant with any number of employees so we screw steakhouse as five thousand employees and they managed to muscle up to different subsidiaries which they decided eligible for Ppo so they got twice the maximum and people are looking at them going look. You're a publicly traded company. This money was not designed for you and that twenty million dollars could have gone to a genuine small business which really needed the cash right now. But I think that there's a little bit of a false scarcity issue is not real scarcity issue. No it's a real scarcity that's been created but doesn't need to be. I don't think the issue here is companies getting too much money. I think the issue here is that it was too small to begin with. It shouldn't have been designed in such a way to go through the banking system. It should have. I think a lot of just been very similar to how we did the personal payments. I realize it's going to be harder if it was simply done. From the IRS sending out based on like corporate taxes but at the end of the day we need firms to get money. We can allocate so much more money to this than we already are so I think arguing between firms is less the issue the issue that we just need more money to go out and I think if they haven't at three hundred forty nine billion a lot of the anger an avatar would not be that like they're talking about another two hundred and fifty which I suspect also won't be enough but I also suspect that if they add another three hundred fifty or so then it probably will be enough so I don't understand why they're trying to sort of minimize the amount of money that they're spending on this when it's obvious that it's the outcome right now is deeply unfair and you need to allow the small businesses who didn't have the right kind of banking relationships to be able to compete on an equal playing field with the ones who did. And so why a eking out these trenches why they think well we'll give you three fifty and then if that turns out to be not enough we'll give you another two fifty and if that turns out to be not enough maybe we'll give you a little bit more just allocate like a trillion dollars or something and then any money left over you can back and use for something else. I mean it seems like there's a real prejudice against there's no other way to look at it and say oh the the federal government sees small businesses completely differently than the large businesses. That are able to tap into this all this this river of bed money and be okay and then making these small businesses kind of lake. Go begging for money. The there is a big family. Which is the big river of fed money for big businesses which is a big river of money and is actually working pretty well is loans all of it needs to be paid back every penny. The small businesses are not lunged at basically grunts dressed up as loans. And for that reason. You need to. You need to raise the money from Congress. You can just magic the money out of thin from the FAD and so congress is going to be sitting there going. Who Second Nettie is going. Oh this is you know fiscal blah blah blah. And so it becomes harder. One of the things I wrote about in my news out of this week was the way that the Federal Reserve and the Treasury been working together to really maximize the amount of money that is going into the economy but the P. Program is somewhere that really the Federal Reserve. Come help much. They they have said they're going to start buying up these. Pp Lennon's banks like Wells Fargo. Who really need to get mafia balance-sheets but that super marginal really you need Congress to allocate capital in Congress is about as functional as you'd expect it to be right now. Yeah so now. We're what's emerging is really this like to tear response to this crisis where small businesses and individuals are kind of left twiddling their thumbs. Not they're not getting the money they need right away. Small businesses are GONNA go under and businesses. Thanks to the Fed even notes loans are GonNa probably be okay are going to swoop in and take over there. They're going to be the ones popping up in where the small businesses kind of failed and at the end of the day. If we ever get out of this we're just GONNA see more inequality in the US. I mean the one thing I will say though is that like this has been there is so much more aid and so much more aid more quickly this time around than we've ever seen before in it is far from perfect. And I think we're all in agreement that this should have been structured differently in should've been structured better but I like I guess I would say that. Yes you know. It is probably likely that a lot of small businesses are going to fail and that is horrible. That shouldn't be happening. And that is going to be a fault of poor response a response but like I the one thing I will say. Is You know we are just really starting to see this money coming out now so we still don't totally know what the effect is going to be one thing. The one thing that we do know is the. I've been hearing from small business on this. Who Literally said I needed that? Pp money in the first trunch. If I didn't infest ranch I have to shut down. This is the big businesses in the S. and P. Five hundred. The biggest businesses in America is basically what the S. and P. Five hundred bouncing back up thanks to all of the liquidity that the Fed is providing. I think emily is absolutely right. That it is. This is one of those periods where inequality between businesses has been massively exacerbated in the big your balance sheet the more access to capital markets and generally the Ludger. You are the better off. You are with very few exceptions and there's no question that's going to be bad for everyone right. You have more of these big businesses taking over. It means more monopolies cornering different industries. It means lower pay for people at Wieden pay disparity. I mean it's really although if you look at men here like that the companies the I mean I look. I don't disagree with you in the sense that like. I don't think it's a good thing. If we have a bunch of small businesses going under I don't think it's a good thing if we have like greater monopoly power. I completely agree with you on that. Although the one thing I will say. Is that working for a larger company. You tend to be paid better that so the idea that if you tend to be the worst if it working for smaller companies and you have a large companies. This is one of the long term trends which is absolutely clear. Is that the total employment in the S&P. Five hundred has been trending downwards for decades. And you have you know. Large company says suddenly the trillion dollar companies out. There like Microsoft have a lot of employees. But they don't have nearly as many employees as like you know. Hundred Billion dollar companies did twenty years ago. And so. Yeah if you're lucky enough to work for Microsoft that's great but that's not the source of employment. Small Business is the real place where you tens of millions of Americans need to find employment and if small business fails on mass that's going to just completely decimate the employment situation in
Antonio Vivaldi 3: Violin Concertos Through the Ages
"Some people love to show off or perform in front of other people. A concerto is a piece of music. Which one or more solo instruments get to show off in front of a larger group of instruments and also in front of an audience? The starring instrument in Vivaldi's Four Seasons concertos is the violin. The violin was invented over a hundred years before Vivaldi came along but not the concerto concertos for Solo instruments were born in Italy in the late. Sixteen hundreds soon composers in other countries wanted to write concertos in the Italian style. Johann Sebastian Bach Pot himself to compose concertos by copying out the Valdis music as he copied out the parts box. Study what he had done and how he had done it based on that. Bach wrote his own concertos for most of his life. Franz-josef Haydn held a job that involved composing music for the Court Orchestra that he conducted in Haydn's Day conductors didn't stand in front of the orchestra waving their arms. The way they do today back then. The head Honcho violinist or concert master. Who is a member of the orchestra was also the conductor so heighten was also a very good violinist and wrote concertos for his instrument by the Time Felix? Mendelssohn came along. The conductor of an orchestra didn't play in it anymore. When Mendelssohn became conductor of one of the best orchestras in Europe. He hired his good friend segment. Davi to be the concert master head. Honcho violinist then. Mendelssohn wrote a concerto for his friend to play. Mimbo Cement Dhabi also helped popularize an earlier violin concerto. One by Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's Concerto never caught on during his lifetime which may have been because at the first performance of the piece. The violinist hadn't bothered to learn his music. He was sight reading seeing the music. For the first time. Which you're not supposed to do in concert. People don't sight read Beethoven's Concerto in performance anymore some violin concertos got labeled unplayable. Because they haven't found the right violinists to play them. The first violinist Tchaykovsky asked to perform his Concerto. Said it couldn't be done turns out he was thrown. It makes sense that the history of Violin concertos follows. The history of great violinists Joseph. Yokneam was the greatest violinist in Europe in the last half of the nineteenth century was happy to give advice on how to get around the violin to composers. Who wanted to write concertos for him? Like Max Bro. Up until recently most great violinists also wrote concertos for themselves to play. Not many of them do that anymore today. But Mark O'connor does you can definitely hear bits of folk music which is what. Mark O'Connor grew up playing in the PC calls his fiddle concerto. Fiddle is what folk and country musicians call the
Dallas - Police Investigating After Baby And 4-Year-Old Are Shot At Motel In South Fort Worth
"The fort worth police department is investigating what they believe is an accidental shooting at the dell worth N. on east Felix street it happened around eight o'clock this evening that motels on the city's south side officials say two small children were injured when a one year old child got a hold of the gun it went off the little boy was injured but it's unclear if he was shot a bullet fragment hit another four year old in the lower part of his body both were taken to the hospital police say they're in stable condition the crimes against children's unit is looking into
Can Takeout Service Sustain Los Angeles' High-End Restaurants?
"High end restaurants around LA are hoping to sustain business by transitioning live in order to do take outs and deliveries it's a move that is new to a lot of these restaurants are typically rely on in house dining services Iran places eater LA says the restaurants like night shade which was the restaurant of the year last year's offering high priced meals at a huge discount to try to keep people ordering in places like Felix in Venice or putting together special food kits for customers to cook themselves at home some of the eatery say they don't know if they will make it through this
Johann Sebastian Bach 1: About Johann Sebastian Bach
"One of your parents doctor or lawyer and maybe as far back as they can remember everyone in their family has gone into the same profession while that's how it was with the Bach family all of them were musicians Johann. That's German for John. Sebastian Bach was born in sixteen eighty. Five in the German town of is enough. His father was the official town musician. There by the time was ten. Both his parents had died so he went to live with his older brother. Who was also a musician? Of course Johann Sebastian. Bach turned out to have very fleet fingers. He played a mean violin and by the time he was eighteen. He had a job as an organist. Bach held three main jobs over the course of his life. You can tell where he was working by. What kind of music? He wrote the first box. Big Jobs was official. Court organist for the Duke of Weimar so a lot of box great organ. Music comes from early on in his career. That Weimar job also had box serving as concert master. The head Honcho violinist of the Duke's orchestra when the Duke of Weimar decided not to make him conductor of the Orchestra. Bach was pretty unhappy. Then a visiting prince offered a job directing his orchestra but when Bach tried to quit his job in Weimar. The dukes said no way he even threw in jail for a month to try and make its point but it didn't work when Bach got out of jail. He headed straight to the town of curtain to work for the prince the prince had a wonderful orchestra so Bach wrote lots of instrumental music. While he was in curtain eventually balk moved onto his last job at the Saint. Thomas Lutheran Church. In the city of Leipzig. His title was cantor. That's what they called the choir and music director and it was a huge job box trained singers organized music for several churches in town and for the University of Leipzig and he composed new music every week for services at the Saint Thomas Church most of Bach's great choral music was written in Leipzig the choir at the Saint Thomas. Church still performs box music every week. One of the coolest things I ever got to do was sit in the church where Bach worked and listen to the choir sing. His music while Bach was alive. No one outside the towns in Germany where he worked had heard of him and people thought of him as just another working musician after he died people pretty much forgot about him until a century later when another composer Felix Mendelssohn dug out some of Bach's music and performed it after that the whole world recognized what a genius had been and Faulk may even be recognized beyond this world in nineteen seventy seven scientists sent the unmanned voyager spacecraft off to explore the galaxy. They put examples of the best that planet Earth had to offer on board and one of those examples was a recording of Johann Sebastian box. Brandenburg Concerto number.
Westworld S1E8 Recap
"Westworld season one episode eight trace decay. Ford brings been on active status and instantly breaks tailed. Ford says he ordered him to kill trees or in order to protect the hosts. He Promises Bernard that he will erase his memories of his relationship with Theresa including his partner. Death wants Benard covers up the murder we see Bernard paint himself out of security footage and remove all evidence of the presence from his apartment before his memories wiped. Benard asks Ford if he's ever made him home anyone else. Ford says no just as been odd sees himself strangling elsie but is instantly forced to forget. Thanks to Bernard speedy work. To raise bodies discovered in the ravine. Where the woodcutter host was found alongside. The satellite uplink cheesed. Send data out of the park. The medical team did you. She was trying to reach a high point to transmit the data then slipped and fell so a death ruled an accident with this news Ford announces. That Theresa Altered Clementines coat to make Bernardo incompetent in light of the revelations been audited reinstated as head of behavior in the influence of Theresa's. Qa Department is limited Charlotte Hale is forced to accept the official story despite knowing that something more is going on elsewhere in the facility may still having trouble distinguishing between her memories. In real life flitting between her passed on the farmer the daughter and live at the Mariposa but the new host playing clementines role and the Body Repair Lab she tells Felix and Sylvester that she still intends to escape because relationships with their daughter and clementine adjust ways of trapping in the park may gets Felix and Silvester to agree to grunts her administrative privileges so she can control the hosts as well as to remove the explosive failsafe in his spine. That would stop her in any of the host leaving the park to do that. She needs to be taken to behavior and shut down so west. The hatches a plan to y Maes. Programming Wash is offline and Phoenix reluctantly. Agrees to go along with it while exploring the Canyon at the edge of the Park William and Dolores find the sole survivor of a group of confederate. Does that were attacked by the ghost. Nation the dying soldier admits that Logan then new recruits told the confederate does my own laws trained so they can ambush and kill them. Deloris goes to get them on water but sees a vision of her body lying in the river still tracking Wyatt's teddy in the men in black. Find the bodies of a group of settlers with one survivor. This host is Angela. The host we saw. Welcome in William and other guests the park a very different role the men in black recognizes and says. He thought she'd have been decommissioned by now. Angela tells them white men kill everyone but they're attacked by a wholly-owned man with axe that seems to be immune to their bullets. The man in black tries to strangle the creature which triggers teddy to remember the money black attacking delores in a previous storyline. Eventually jolts back to reality and uses the creatures. Oh next to kill him. The man in black congratulates Teddy leading them to Wyatt but teddy knocks him out. With a barrel of his gun now fully aware of how his harm Dolores back in the facility Mavis successfully smuggled into behavior but when Sylvester orders phillies to wipe programming instead sides with maeve emboldened by a new administrative. Privileges may cut Sylvester's throat and orders Felix to close the wound back in the park. She tests her abilities by successfully controlling other hosts even getting host. Ken Each Other on command. With Theresa Gone Charlotte's enlists Lee Sizemore to smuggle data from the park. She takes him down to cold storage. And Upload Data into Peter Abernathy. The original host plane Delors. His father lease tasked with building a personality for Peter so he can leave Westwood on the train with human guests at Delors and William continue on the road. They reach a site where a town once stood and Dolores. His vision get more intense. She flits between memories. Seeing hosts like maeve armistice being trained before Lawrence daughter asks if she's found what she's looking for then a vision of Dolores starts shooting people in the streets than raises a gun to a head realizing the arnold wanted to remember something. Dolores breaks down in tears and questions. Her Reality William Decides to return to sweetwater for the sake of a fragile mind but they're intercepted by Logan in the confederate does on the road. Logan isn't the only one book infinite lowers after tying up the money black teddy interrogates him about Delors his whereabouts instead the money beat reveals that he came to Westworld after his wife kill the self and his daughter rejected him as they both since the dawn is within him to test if he was truly evil he killed. Maven her daughter. Borscht them dine plot of land. Plant a little by the maze. At that moment the man in black began pursuing what he believes to be a game created by Arnold. The death of Maeve doors was life changing for her to in more ways than one as May prepares to actually the park. She remembers being attacked by the money and black and I spent he kills Clementine causing Westwood Security. To come in
"felix" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Why would we pay basically the trump tax. Why would we pay him for his name. We could just take a marriott hotel or a sheraton and pay a lot less why somebody going to buy apartment in moscow from donald trump. Nobody knows i'm here. It dawned on me that hey now. They know him. Now like you get this deal done that. I tried to do in the past so that's when when i reached out to <hes> michael cohen and said you know i could get a trump tower moscow deal done. I had a developer who was a friend of mine ready to go. We didn't have the land. We didn't have the psychiatric but those were small details. When you're thinking big start there and fill in the blanks and <hes> he was running for president and i knew they were interested posted in him winning. I was interested in building a trump moscow. Let's face it him becoming president of the united states and me being i'm torn apart for three years and my whole life being torn upside down or me making fifty to one hundred million dollars on trump tower moscow. What are you betting my motivation was and did you. You didn't actually think he was going to become president. Did you did you could you did yeah okay okay so you go back in time at that time. You had president barack obama getting on t._v. And laughing saying he's never going to become president. Every reporter was laughing at it. I'm sitting sitting they go. We can make some money so don't put it on me. What were you thinking. What was everybody else thinking to me. It looked like an opportunity to get a real. Stay deal done then. I got i'm bishops. I said you know what let's make it the tallest building in europe a couple of drinks later. I'm thinking let's make it the tallest building in the world so it was a few hubris well. No i actually want to build a tolls building in europe. I was actually involved in the in the development. I was on the board of directors at miramax and we actually built in moscow the tallest building in europe. It was called federation tower. It was subsequently replaced by taller building but i was involved in the construction shen and the development of the tallest building in europe once and i didn't see any reason why couldn't do it again. Okay two questions come to my mind as i hear you tell this story story. One is you've been at this point by two thousand fifteen exposed in the press. The new york times has done a front page story about your criminal past pointing out your connections to trump suggesting that there's something unsavory rian trump's relationship with you and trump's response is to essentially disown you in a two thousand thirteen affidavit in a lawsuit. He says if seder seder were sitting in the room right now. I really wouldn't know what he looked like in two thousand fifteen when he's called by the associated press says felix sater's boy. I have to even think about it. I'm not familiar with him now. You had an office two doors down from donald trump. You did business with him. You were photographed with him. You were with him. Meta opening of trump soho and you were with him in denver. I believe and people saw you together. People saw you talking. Why would you want to do do business with donald trump after he had dissed you like this because michael isikoff wasn't going to help me develop the tallest building in europe. Make fifty to one hundred million dollars or you didn't ask i. I'm asking now. We can do the tower. You know. Look look. I was doing business. Why would i want to do anything. I don't care what anybody says. Five paid attention to what everybody says think of the stuff that they wrote about me which was modestly negative and mostly designed specifically to be negative because of donald trump. I mean what am i supposed to do hate every reporter who writes a bullshit story about me. Get insulted..
"felix" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Hopefully la- turns out that the chase car with the forbade guys in back of us were were with him and he took me to a strip joint so <hes> they weren't there to kill me. They were there to party with me and then when i showed up you know i i festivals soon as i got into the strip trying to go to the bathroom made a phone call toll them. You know i'm okay. They said we're looking for you. We thought you were already dead and chopped up. I said don't be dramatic. I i came back and i remember like yesterday came into the room and the f._b._i. Agent looks at me says when i tell you don't get in the car. You don't get in the car. Do you have any idea how much paperwork i would have to do. If you got killed on my watch okay calm down but <hes> so that was that was that was a funny experience. I've had well. I've had a bunch of those the funniest experience great scene for the movie the movie about felix saters life which will my only my only problem is. I want joe competitive player because he could play it really funny all right so from ninety eight on you are working secretly for as a government informant for the f._b._i. The c._i._a. Also i was never informant motor. We the government coop f._b._i. Judges everybody. Nobody either called me <hes> a c._s. Which is a confidential source or a c._i. A you know they never they never referred to me as an informant to see i would be confidential financial informant c._s. confidential source okay anyway. My point is you're still but you're also still trying to make get in the new york. Real estate world real estate started like two thousand all right well. Let's flash forward continuing because my my point is at some point point you meet one. Donald j trump wendy me trump. How do you become entwined with trump ended end up. I think as i recall correctly just two offices down from his in trump tower well aw whose donald j trump as the president okay okay. I just don't remember him. Remember him sit in a room here today. I wouldn't recognize recognize them. Just kidding. That's what he said about. You and we'll get to that point. According to the account in our just published story about all of this by our colleague alex's area and you just chest you had an office in trump tower and you walked right into donald trump's office. That's exactly what i did and what happened. I walked into his office and he's can help to help you. I said yes. I'm attendant down twenty four. He said what can i do for you. I said well. I'm gonna be the biggest developer in new york and i think you should become my partner now while i'm still cheap and he started laughing and we spent about a half hour to an hour just chatting and he introduced me to charlie reece and russell flicker who were basically president or like cul presidents or something of the trump work and in a very short time after that we became partners and i my i deal was trump phoenix which become a full-fledged member or have company. I had my own company..
"felix" Discussed on Skullduggery
"This. Guy's investment and i can't get all the doors kept getting slammed in my face so i pick up the phone and i call if gani who who was introduced to me by somebody that i met in york who was studying finance. He was russian who had worked for of guinea in the past and he was living in new york and studying finance. We met at some restaurant and i literally would help him with his homework. Sometimes remind us who have kenny is again. He's the former g._r._u. Intel ed jenny schmakov. How do we pronounce his last name now. You said it right. It doesn't matter so russian last name. Nobody's gonna go the difference either way okay so then he's not listed so it doesn't matter anyway so i call him and i say listen <hes>. I'm trying to find out about this company now. I was introduced to him. Siree had dinner with him a few times times where he developed sort of light friendship mice that i have an issue trying to find out about this company in saint petersburg. Do you know anything about it. He said you know let me figure it out. A day goes by. He calls me the next day and says come to dinner. I show up at dinner and it's him and these two guys in suits but you can tell that they're intel military you could tell by the bus cut haircuts and they basically turn around and say to me. You know you're asking a lot of questions about this. You should stop asking thing while you still have the ability to ask questions and i looked in their eyes and realize these guys were not kidding. I'm from brooklyn sign all pretty much who's <hes> fulla shit and who can actually do a little damage gentlemen. You'll never hear from me again. I get up to leave. They said no no no wait a second. We're not finished speaking with you at that point. Did i got extremely uncomfortable. Please sit down okay so i sat down. We're talking and they said forget about this other guy. He just invested in something but you know you speak russian. You're on wall street for so many years. We have the ability of starting a telecommunications company. That could be worth billions of dollars. You've done stand at that time calling into russia's like three to four dollars a minute so there was a great opportunity to rent a transatlantic cable from a._t. And t. and then resell it whether it was phone card parts selling private companies basically like a private company like an and i said sure let's go because i wasn't investing any money and these guys told me we have everything licensing we could you know we control the whole process here. I got very excited about it was a good opportunity and eventually as i started dealing with a bunch onto these guys i came to the realization that they were all intelligence operatives for the most part or military guys. It was signal intel. I didn't care you know. I didn't have any secrets secrets that they could beat out of me so been matter to me and then one day we went to the baths we went to very famous baths in moscow scou- called the sunday and they're like one hundred and fifty years old or something and the russian baths are all about drinking and birch leaves being being beaten would birch branches and very hot hot hot sauna and then afterwards already thoroughly sauced. We decided to go onto dinner and it must have been. I don't know eight nine ten twelve guys on. I don't remember the count but they was all of gaining his in his buddies and an older american guy walks into the restaurant and a guinea screams out. Hey you two should get to know each other. You're both c._i._a. Now i laughed it off because basically to them. Everybody from america was c._i._a. Because that's how they grew up they grew up being worried about american spies and all of that and he says you should meet this guy..
"felix" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I would cultivate those relationships whether it was an aghanistan or in russia or even in the united states. Let's go to afghanistan because that's what i think. People are gonna start and think it sounds a bit improbable. You're a guy you were born in russia. You were raised in brooklyn. You grew up in new york. You started in the stock. How do you have contacts in in afghanistan that could help reveal <hes> plans about stinger missiles and satellite phones for osama bin laden well well first of all remember that russia had a warrant aghanistan prior to our warrant afghanistan and at that war we were supplying the mujahedeen which were fighting the soviets and in ninety seven ninety eight. I was working on a telecommunications deal in russia. Telecommunications in russia was pretty much controlled by their gre you which is their military intelligence arm so i ran across all of these people and one of the guys happen to have been an advisor and arms dealer to a hmong shama sued who was the head of the northern alliance off my ashoka sued if you remember was the guy who was killed by al-qaeda two days before nine eleven because he was pro american and bin laden knew now that after nine eleven the u._s. would use him as a proxy to wage war so they decided to cut the head off at the top and they assassinated him two days before nine eleven. I was introduced to the guy that i knew in russia who is working on the deal with me was very close to him. He was a senior adviser eiser in fact. There's whole bunch afghans schmidt schmidt cough yes right who is a former russian g._r._u. Officer who became an arms dealer yeah that's him and he introduced me to a bunch of afghan guys because at that point the war was over and he was an adviser to them selling them arms all all sorts of stuff and he introduced me to them and i call dated those relationships but i don't know how to answer how do rely <hes> you know how to meet. These people not all it's been interesting to say the least and let's pick up on that. 'cause i wanna go back in time. Because in some ways yours is a great american immigrant story of sorts and you know you have this extraordinary trajectory from mob connected fraudster mr to <hes> one of the federal government's most important witnesses <hes> in the generation so let's start from the beginning. You're born in russia. I i was born in moscow nineteen sixty six. I emigrated with my family. We left as political refugees. We had to pay to give up our soviet passports and you know you have to understand. Being jewish in the soviet union wasn't exactly a price. There was a lot of anti-semitism. It was difficult place. They never consider us russians. I never considered myself russia. Still don't i consider myself jewish and i don't think of myself as anything other than an american. I came here. When i was seven years old. We review you are a relatively well to do in russia. Your father random important barge meat market right. Yes we were very wealthy in moscow but it wasn't an issue of money was was an issue of you know but you end up in brooklyn. Yes we lost. Everything and your father has to start all over. We left a life of comfort to become immigrants imigrants simply because three generations of my family. We're trying to get the hell out of there. Both my great grandparents on both my maternal alan paternal side were both executed by the soviets my grandfather my father's father watched his father getting shot in the head by a soviet commissar. My mother's father was sent to gulags because he had a couple of chickens and horses and a cow and he died because they railroaded him and sent to jail just because they were trying to collectivize all the farmers so we have had a hate a family hate towards anything soviet and by extension. I'm guessing russia and we came here and we left literally a life of comfort to come here because money can't buy you a feeling of being able to go go to sleep and feeling good.
"felix" Discussed on Classics for Kids
"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin Felix Mendelssohn was lucky enough to be born into a wealthy family with loving parents who encouraged him to be a musician. And his first name certainly fit his situation. Felix is Latin for happy. Mendelssohn was born in eighteen oh, nine in Hamburg, Germany, but he grew up in Berlin. His grandfather was the famous Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, but this was a time when it was very difficult to be Jewish in Germany. There were all kinds of laws and taxes that applied just to Jews Felix Mendelssohn. Father was a banker who didn't want to deal with anti-semitism people discriminating against him because he was Jewish. So he converted to Christianity and had everyone in the family baptized. Then he tacked Christian name onto their last name, making it Mendelssohn Bartoli when he got older Felix told his father, he would stick with just plain Mendelssohn. The Mendelssohn family held regular Sunday afternoon concerts at their house. So Felix Mendelssohn grew up with music all around him as a kid. He was already terrific pianist, and he started composing when he was ten. By the time he was a teenager Mendelssohn had already written some of his greatest music. When he wasn't making music Mendelssohn like poll typical kid tricks, one night, he climbed onto the roof and woke everyone up by yowling like a cat, but he was hardly a typical kid. In addition to German, he spoke French English and talion. He was also a wonderful visual artist, so good that he might have made a living as a painter. Mendelssohn also had a knack for making friends with older people. Some of them much older when he was twelve. He met the great poet and playwright Johann both gun phone good who was seventy two. At the time they became good friends and Mendelssohn wrote music based on good has worked. Mendelssohn loved to travel back then instead of going to college, a lot of young Europeans did what they called the grand tour around the continent traveling for months or years to see famous sites, visit famous museums and soak up foreign culture. Mendelssohn grand tour inspired some of his best music in spite of the fact that he got horribly seasick on the way to England and Scotland when he saw fingle cave in the Hebrides islands. Mendelssohn came up with an overture. When Mendelssohn saw the ruined castle of Mary Queen of Scots, he composed a symphony. And his trip to Italy, inspired another symphony. In addition to having a career as a pianist, Mendelssohn was famous as a conductor as a teenager. He fell in love with Johann Sebastian, Bach music when he was just twenty. He put together and conducted the first concert of the Saint Matthew passion. Since box lifetime, of course, Mendelssohn wrote choral music of his own. Mendelssohn had a younger sister and brother, but he was closest to his older sister fanny. She played the piano and composed to Felix and fanny, not only made music together. They also put on plays like Shakespeare's amid summer night's dream. That's the overture Felix Mendelssohn wrote for a midsummer night's dream more about a midsummer night's dream and Mendelssohn music for it. Next week I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for kids and produce it with Tim Lander at w. g. u. c. Cincinnati. Please join me again for more classics for kids.
"felix" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Felix glitter got got that bright red lipstick right there felix this nightmare fuel i don't know feelings you get fucked i feel let me tell you something man you check your pocket but one i had money left over for some shigeo this is a joke by the way i don't want your dick for you you gonna go give up your jacket a bunch of money one until he put a dick face got real i have money put out these twenty game tickets what you wanted fuck me tuck job buddies out we go walking i knew it was too good to be true for this is right here and the funny thing is when i walked in he was leaning on the wall of like he was solicited in in men funny because felix is is in makeup like this he's in character so everything sounds like a solicitation because he said they know everything sounds like code for sex 'cause he said.
"felix" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Okay that's why the tv significant because that's a sanction russian back right exactly and we were kind of trying to get this answer out of the house intel committee for a number of days and they just refused to answer the question of what sanctioned bank this actually was bt is the second largest russian lender it is massive and it's not necessarily surprising that they would be the ones to be giving funding to trump tower moscow but of course this was something that donald trump was pursuing during the presidential election and he was factually he was pursuing this deal with the sanction russian bank and so that is significant and it also shows you know exactly the extent of what feels goes wall he was running for president he was pursuing a deal with a sanction russian back right and this is this is something that felix was able to reveal and i think that that kind of shines light on the importance of felix sater to the special counsel and to kind of this entire investigation will you just first second zoom out for a bit right because part of what we've seen in the complaints against manafort and part of what is being sort of called into question here with felix eight or what you just said is the remarkable flows of money that come out of russia and the former soviet republics in concentrated very intensely and a group of oligarchs who are doing a lot of things to get that money out into places in the west on that's the original sin in the story which is the failed transition in the nineties when we basically handed off russia to thirty or forty oligarchs and that created the base not only four putin and the counter revolution that he held.
"felix" Discussed on The Upgrade by Lifehacker
"All right so felix is here to talk to us about how to be less stupid about money don't be stupid about money but a lot of people they don't want invest their time they don't wanna look at the details of their paycheck in their credit cards and all that they just wanna you know sit down at the end of the day and figure out how to survive right you can either think to local about money or you can think too much about money most people a kind of doing both at the same time they don't think enough about the basic sensible things that you can do to just be sensible about life and then instead what they do is they lie awake at night worrying about debt collectors and that's just the worst combination the trick is to just make a couple of relatively simple decisions set yourself up and then don't think about it said it and forget it given that let's talk about banking which is something that everybody loves to think that i to let their bank no nobody like to even has a bank anymore i might i am completely ambivalent thing with chase i don't care i don't know any better her in in there is a time when like you chose your bank based on how many branches there were near where he lived or worked like you were looking for a tambrands on the fifth home run of the reasons why banks open so many brunch is in recent years his because they know that that's how people tuesday bank they just want the woman she has most convenient the fewest number footsteps from the doorstep which is kind of a stupid way of picking a banks be honest do you need even need a bank now you don't and this is actually one of the one the fli freeing things if you hate your bank if you are constantly being hit with overdraft fees or various other fees in interest and you just find yourself on the phone with them screaming at them in frustrated them and telling no we give me a refund and you just want to strangle them and this is a very common feeling with many banks.