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Pepsi's Number Fever
"Victoria. And where nato angelo. Where a couple living in manila in the philippines. They had a pretty hot life. When i worked as a rickshaw driver and the whole family lived in a tin roof shack but they had a dream. Tim hoffa talks about this in his cautionary tales. Podcast and that dream is that they'll win a very unusual lottery. The lottery is called number fever in the lottery. Numbers are printed on the inside of bottle tops on bottles of pepsi. They sat down every night to wash numbers drawn on tv. If the number from your bottle top was drawn in one grand prize you could win a million pesos. That's equivalent to about forty thousand american dollars. That is a lot of money in the philippines in one thousand nine hundred to a life changing amount of money for victoria and anita if they were ever to win it but of course. It's just that one grand prize. What are the chances they would ever win. What was the number. The number was three four nine one evening. They are watching the television and the lottery. Juries held on the number comes up and it's three four nine. They can't believe it. Got forty thousand dollars a million pesos. They the children can go to college. Anita doesn't have to work as a rickshaw driver any more it would be like winning a million dollars in the us. Today but pepsi messed up and eight hundred thousand bottletops printed with the winning number three four nine so for victoria and horta the way i imagine. This is the run out onto the streets to celebrate and everybody else is on the streets and they're celebrating too because they all have the number three four nine on their bottle tops. So they're all going to be millionaires. Yeah well you'd think pepsi was on the hook for at least fifteen billion dollars
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Like shadow banned. Baby yoda. i mean. It's totally it's it's not a social media platform but for me that really just like makes clear how much it's like. We wanna thumb in the eye of people don't like and we want to protect the people we do. Like and another reason it's such a carve out is because when they're not dealing with legal and legislative idiocy like this. They were more than happy to make rhetorical jabs at disney. Telling them about how they just kowtow to the all the time if they're complicit in their human rights violations gina carano right exactly but then the moment they realize oh wait this could've affect the economy of our state. Of course they back off of it which further undergirds that. They're just zero principle here. There is no principle. There is only power and grievance. That's it one other thing. I wanna highlight here is that there's like michelle malkin conservative columnist. Who kind of gone. Off the deep end lately laura luma as i mentioned the knicks went. As you know this white nationalist who is involved in the capital riot. They were all going to have this rally in favor of making the bill. Harder or tougher on companies Lor luma wanted one hundred million dollars in fines and so they're gonna have this rally and number one. i mean. this is how nick fuentes who is somewhere in the mid west. He found out he was on the no fly list after the riot because he was flying down to this rally in florida but basically they're really mad and they think the bill doesn't go hard enough primarily because it's not retroactive. And so someone like laura luma who's already been banned. She presumably like companies wouldn't get fined for keeping her band. And so this is like for these people. getting back on. Social media is so so important to their whole brand just like it is for trump and so the fact that that wouldn't be like a free pass back on twitter just drives me nuts. I have trouble getting over the fact that some people have baked into their cranium. That if i am running for office twitter and facebook have to let me post well. You know it's the constitution. It is just like it was over really. Was this whole idea where they would just say. Well they simply have to let me back on and then twitter was like we won't and it was like well we'll shoot now. I gotta run for congress. I'm i'm going to start arguing publicly. That if i am a candidate for anything in the country comcast has to give me a discount. These unfair and constitutional. If i don't get free stars network or something soon you know people who may have missed all the news know rudy giuliani's back in the news. The feds raided his house and this is an opportunity to get some some of our classic characters back together and this is a this is a real sweet spot for you. So so what have you learned about this situation okay. So whenever the feds raid someone in trump land or somewhere suddenly under investigation there is this magnetic or gravitational should i say pool that brings the cast of characters that we've come to know and abhor or love over the past four or five years back together you can document it to eighteen that when something happens suddenly up the cavalry or at least part of the cavalry gets back together. So in the case of rudy giuliani. Who's been under investigation for a while by the feds. Dates back to the trump administration is obviously continuing now in be biden era for allegations of a legal lobbying as it pertains to the Trump rudy ukraine scandal. Last wednesday feds raided his apartment and his office. The following day on thursday Giuliani picked up the phone and called His buddy alan dershowitz who is of course a celebrity attorney and Who obviously is a longtime defense tourney and celebrity lawyer. he was on donald trump's legal defense during the first impeachment trial in early. Two thousand twenty so really guiliani. I believe had seen on tv. That alan dershowitz was predictably coming out and speaking out against the federal raid on fourth amendment grounds arguing that this is not something you should do as anything but alas last last resort for someone who is a lawyer or doctor or a priest who handles privileged information with a client or patient so after routine down tv. What i'm thinking is if i mean if it reaches to the level where they're rating a lawyer generally like they got some pretty solid evidence to show a judge to get the search warrants. Of course we'll summer. Deep state propagandists would say that so rudy calls dershowitz and asked him if he was willing to advise him and his legal team not become an official member of his legal team but advise team rudy on fourth amendment issues as they begin their coming intended legal battle against the federal government over this raid and the investigation. I think what cracks me up about. Alan dershowitz i mean. This guy has like the hermine. Granger time turner right. What the fuck is that. That's the thing her mind. He uses to take so many classes. It lets her time travel. So thank god. So this is my. This is why harry potter fan cast. Okay so anytime any right wing guy with some amount of money is like oh man my thing looks like a real clown show like who can who can bolster me. And he's like. Hey alan dershowitz do you want to advise me. And he says why absolutely and so like when the amount of advising this guy does it. I mean it's just incredible right. He's also advising. Mike lindell the my pillow. Ceo and his legal team on first amendment fourth amendment grounds dershowitz. Just say like here's my advice. You're screwed. I think he's a little bit sunnier than that more optimistic but when i rang up dershowitz late last week one of the things. He pointed out as a point of historical irony. is that dating back to the nineteen seventies. Dershowitz and giuliani giuliani of course long before he became a trump attorney among before he became america's mayor. Or whatever you wanna call him was a federal prosecutor. So giuliani knows how this works. In fact late last year one conversation house having guiliani he went on a tangent where he started bragging about his days as a federal prosecutor saying that he was able to take down these criminals and help take down the mob by using tactics that were perfected in the nineteen sixties by the fbi to survey go after members of the new left in american communists and he boasted very heavily that he and his cohorts at the time. Were quote like burglars so he knows how this works. He knows the intrusive power that the feds can have his revelled in in the past but only now that is being turned against him and in years prior his client. Donald j trump. Is he starting to get all huffy about it so douche with actually pointing this out in his own way while i was talking about it saying that for years if not decades we were on opposite sides of fourth amendment issues and search and seizure issues when it comes to specific cases or criminal prosecutions and now all of a sudden i'm advising him on my world view on this and he said something to the effect of there was nothing. They'll get you to change your mind more than it happening to you. Which even though dershowitz would not. Well yeah literally. Anything will change your mind if it happens to you. Okay yeah i guess should be the new conservative flag place. Don't shoot. I mean all of these guys like it was just like you know they were fine with all these like fbi raids and stuff and suddenly like but no. There is a conservative ideological plank. That really does boil down to. Oh wait my crimes or my alleged crimes. Don't have blanket protection from them stealing my stuff. I want my ipad back. I'd just like to cover. I mean this is bringing back so many classic characters and i don't care about ukraine anymore. Whatever but i think a lot of this explains like a lot of kind of like and potentially could explain some kind of like subterranean movements within conservative media as well and so this. This ties in the feds want giuliani's communications with john solomon I will say my former co worker at the hill you know. He's kind of this like right wing journalists. Who always gets these stories. That don't make any sense. And so they're they want his communication with him and there are also interested. They took advice from victoria. Thomson a sort of one of these lawyers. Who goes on sean hannity or at least used to and makes all these crazy allegations about the deep state someone.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"K. Followers just to kick it off so florida. Republicans want that imaginary problem to be solved by the state. Legislature and the governor's mansion. I know there isn't a floor. With these things in modern american conservatism anymore. But it still kinda stuns me casually speaking when i sit and think about it for more than two seconds because it would be equivalent and. I don't think this is exaggerating at all. Like whenever i tweet a photo of my cats or one of my cats. I think it's super cute amazingly cute world. It's directly cute. But gets.
A Fever is Your Child's Friend
"Let's talk about fever. Fever is an elevation of the body's core temperature and it's regulated by several different things but mostly by the immune system and the brain. The reason why we develop a fever is the body's immune system recognizes that there some kind of germ ordinarily now not talking about extreme cases of you know weird things causing fever but just for your average typical child who starts running a fever. The basic start this so the body the immune system recognizes that. There's a foreign germ in the body. Most of the time. That's going to be a virus infection now. Sometimes it can be a bacterial infection or some other kind of organism that can cause the infection but for the most part most children when they run fever. It's because they either have a virus or bacteria and maybe on another podcast. When we get together we can talk about the different's between victory ses and bacteria because there's a big difference but the body recognizes this foreign entity in. It says you know you're not supposed to be here. And because Childhood we get introduced to these viruses and germs and foreign entities. Immune system knows that one of the biggest ways to kill a virus. Or another germ is to elevate the body's temperature because viruses in particular cannot live in the presence of heat exp- especially extreme heat to the body. Says well i know what to do about this. And so it begins to raise the body's temperature to the point where it slows down the viruses replication in the body. You know the virus just keeps having babies. It just keeps replicating in replicating a replicating until it overwhelms the body and so the fevers job is to intervene and to slow down the replication of the virus or to stop it completely like to just kill the virus in the
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Senator mark elliott purely out of spite and jese thanks donald and people who have heard trump say this in recent weeks do not think he's being entirely serious because look. They're not actually going to go there and campaigned for democrat and trying to keep the. Us senate more blue. That's probably not going to happen. But just the fact that trump was willing to Grouse about that and throw that out as a hypothetical in anger further underscores. Just how much. He wants his political future and political career ruined and have him and other people who are not nearly subservient enough to run out of the party as long as he's around. Yeah totally i mean. Look that's why he you know. He demanded that. Ducey bring out the the battalions of state troopers to defend the ballots and defend the uv light at all costs. When you know. I'm a big social media. Had him on twitter. I'm on facebook. i'm on parlor. I'm on gab. i'm on me. We one of the cunanan social networks. But what i wanna know. And i'm trying to get on mike lindell's frank speech but what i wanna know is. Where's the long promised. Donald trump social net okay so back in march Jason miller who's still a senior adviser to donald trump went out there and said that important because trump is still banned from Twitter which was long his preferred social media platform trump is going to go out there and launch his own social media network like The trump made trump branded version of twitter or facebook. Poor both and it's jason. Miller was going on tv arguing that this would totally change the game and that it would be coming in two to three months and that the were already conversations or motions to actually make it under development now to be fair it has been one month A little over one month since that was first uttered on the airwaves. But as far as i can tell and actually took some time wasted a chunk of my monday Making calls and making inquiries to try to figure out what is the actual status and who is working on this. And what is going on with the promise. Trump social media network and lo and behold and. I don't think this will surprise many of our listeners. I wasn't able to find any evidence that this thing is real at the very least that there are very many motions at all making this a reality which is sad because even though it's smelled like bullshit from back in march and there isn't that much reason to believe that donald trump is going to do anything if he and his people say he's going to do it in two to three weeks or two to three months. I i still am disheartened. That some version of it isn't actually coming around..
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"There's like no fingerprints on these ballots. Or they think that that there's no full right and so the is maybe supposed to catch the fold or it's supposed to catch this mythical watermark but you know again. Cyber ninja has never come out and said this is what the uv light is four. And so. it's just like very hazy hazy process and you know i think whatever comes out of it i mean it's just going to be cited by republicans You know we're going to be hearing about this. On our deathbed. I think the point of it is under girded by this harebrained speculation or alleged speculation that i don't know some democrats in arizona went to kim coast. Print out a bunch of fake like a million fake ballots voting for biden just to humiliate donald trump. I mean the whole idea is that these are like you can tell through like it's a holistic process right. it's more an art than a science by congressional of like what it is. I'm not sure. I can think of a currently ongoing pornographic metaphor for the american rights crusade against imaginary mass voter fraud conspiracy because what people have been saying for years upon years long before trump and trump is came along. Is that what the mainstream gop in american right has been doing on. This issue is trying to find a solution. That is very much in sort of a problem. Just the problem as defined it simply does not exist and here you have a bunch of people using uv light grasping in the In the figurative dark trying to figure out what the problem is they just don't have an actual problem except for donald trump. There's theory of the case is just like Looks inky to me. And so we're gonna figure it out. The other thing i want to say. Is that like it. Wouldn't be a kind of a big event right if they didn't think antifa was up for so of course you. You can't give an inch to the dogs. And so there's been this rumor going on that like that antigua's gonna come and look. I don't think maricopa county is known for. Its antifa mobs and so you have to kind of like imagine antifa so there was this rumor that like antique is gonna come from portland and and attack the ballot count. And you know what i mean you see this and so of course they have like these kind of like a bunch of people are like i'm providing security for the ballet counters and more recently. We've seen this even make its way to the former president himself. Donald trump who put out a statement demanding that the governor of arizona by more security to the ballot-counters and so he doesn't say because i heard antigua's coming but that's clearly what it is. I mean they think that like the cruiser do like good. She's gonna come in. And like throw milkshakes or something right and another reason why we are going to be hearing about this topic for maybe the rest of our lives is in large part because the effective leader of the republican party former president donald trump will not shut up about it and actually still is actively invested in this bat shit arizona audit whatever..
Montana’s Blackfeet Tribe Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations at Border Crossing
"Within days montana's first confirmed covid. Nineteen case black feet nation declared a state of emergency and closed down. Now it's leading the way in vaccinations empire part of this two part story. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports on how the tribe was successful quickly. Its vaccination effort a ninety five percent. Vaccination rate is much higher than the rest of the country. Several factors made this possible. Vaccines are coming to black feet. Nation from two sources black feats travel health department receives allotments through montana's health department while the to indian health service units on the reservation receive another allocation from the federal government but brittany racine a registered nurse at the tribal health improvement program says the played an important role as well as the fact that everyone in black feet nation was personally impacted by covid nineteen. We're such a small community and so when we would have a death we were all really impacted by it. That had a lot to do with people wanting to get vaccinated so they wouldn't lose a family member are they wouldn't put people at risk. Since march fifteenth twenty twenty black feet nation has lost forty eight tribal members dacoven nineteen rail grant is the nursing instructor black feet community college on a windy day in the feet tribal health departments. Rv mobile clinic. She's supervising nursing students distributing vaccine's grant says the vaccine rollout order was also important frontline workers and healthcare grocery stores and other high contact jobs for vaccinated. I followed by elders. I think that was really encouraging for people who didn't want to because the elders got it i. We also look to them for our guidance. They got it so that guided the younger generation to have a little more. Trust a little more willingness. Even though they were very scared grant says many were worried about the side effects of the vaccine which can include. Fever nausea and body aches. She says elders also needed to confront traumatic past experiences to get the vaccine
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Twenty twenty is anti-cop or whatever the thing that i found the tweet that he sent me he said sarah greg at fox here we are seeking comments concerning some of your tweets saying pigs is too nice a term to describe cops. Can you explain your view. A little more there are several tweets by you and re tweets to this effects. We are planning on covering covering shortly. And so in the article the other tweets that they included were pearl has published several other pro pig tweets last july for example she wrote a president trump calling president trump. A pig was an insult to pigs and that in december two thousand eighteen she tweeted want in. Life is a dog and a pig. Jeremy pearl also posted photographs of yoga course. She taught with pigs and boasted but she had purchased a book about exploring the extraordinary potential of pigs. It was like. Are you kidding me so glorious to what was it like to find yourself suddenly at the center of this. You know this kind of like hate storm online. I actually I opening in the sense of rapists article came out. Let's say. I guess probably has the time on here but you know let's came out in the afternoon one pm or something within like two hours. Don jr. had tweeted about it. The camp trump campaign had blasted too. You know on their list serve like it was like clearly they were all like in bed with this and it was such manufactured thing that they're trying to claim that basically i was john. Don jr. tweeted You know you don't want this coming to your backyard or something to that affect as if like this I think i sense when the the tweet. It was something like you know. Terrible activists are taking over the democratic party. The biden campaign even hired one of them. And you don't want this coming to your backyard so it was just seems like a manufactured absurd controversy and yana and in some of the people found me. I gotta leave messages where they looked me up and tell me on linked in and i even if my last name wasn't attached with you know they could still find me. I had biden campaign on my rink. And i got messages on there and other places that were like. How dare you call cops pigs. And i'm like i literally that's exactly opposite of what that these content was. People are outrageous. Something that wasn't again. How dare you call cops pigs when that's exactly what the man was not so it was just funny. I'm looking at right now. It's a cute little pig with a couple of little hearts next to it. Okay so as you pointed out. This was something that after the fox. News dot com story dropped. It was something that the trump campaign actually devoted resources to going. After you i remember this time you could follow them on social media or their official statements where they were really training. The team trump messaging apparatus on the head of sarah canucks book and this was at a time where there was the mass protests. The writing going on the krona virus was ravaging the country. Economic implosion was still going on the heat of the twenty twenty general election. And i gotta tell you. When i saw this story i remember a bell going off in my head thinking to myself okay. At the time. I was kind of predicting that trump was gonna somehow win or pull it off by did think to myself that at this point in time where the stakes are so fucking high. The fact that they are expending this much energy on. This is the barrel that empty. Are they scraping that far. Bottom of the barrel e this re to me as a campaign that was losing and thought it was in trouble the visits they resorting to because i'm sorry you were just some random. Mid-level biden staffer totally. It was really hilarious. They released ed official statement. Basically against my hiring absurd. Like i was like this is so pathetic. They literally have nothing to attack on. So they're trying to tie in some way you know something. It was very reaching an may so you started to touch on this earlier. How many days. Or how long did the torrent of online trolling. Or maybe even violent or death threats against you. How how long did that blast. In terms of stemming out from what start out as the fox news article. I probably kind of went back online with like I i think i turned privates when my counts for probably like almost a week to be honest because the trump campaign that i am on that day and then they sent out two more in the next few days citing that article again and bringing the again. Yeah i think you know within the week at a sort of like you know. But actually when i started tweeting again i would. I would get like lots of replies about that story still and eventually died away but it was definitely a couple of eight. We can cut this in but you mentioned death threats earlier. Can you get into how serious that was or how much you've got what that experience was like. Just stupid right. It's like why over something really done. i deleted most. I mean. I think i sent you one message that i found that i still haven't deleted but for example my facebook i mean i ended up taking it offline for a couple of days because hub any public photo that i had someone People found facebook and started like replying in comments to all of my photos. Just say ridiculous in hateful things to me so y- just like any social platform. That i had was just getting really horrible comments and Some right that were like. Oh kill yourself were i mean so the one that People were like. Oh you look like a pig and i was like great. I love pigs so that's a compliment. Thank you again. I appreciate what you said about. You know. this was a time during you know. It was just such a ridiculous controversy. When so many other important things are happening the world and instead of making it it was really pathetic on the part of the trump campaign so instead of you know to devote resources and to making a state men and and about this instead of actually really important things are happening now. The be joe biden presidency has been well underway. Though was a number of weeks ago where we broke the news at the daily beast. Where a significant number of biden white house. Staffers had either had their jobs that they had already taken or accepted. During the trump biden presidential transition rescinded or they were put in the penalty box and in different tranches of punishment for doing something that as we were told by multiple people the biden transition brass had told them look. We want to run things differently with the biden west wing or the biden white house. If you answer honestly on your background check for this job that you have had past marijuana use. It will not pose the same problem for you that it would in another administration where that could immediately get the boot or the preemptive boo so different incoming coming staff answered these questions honestly and like yes. I smoked pot including in states where or areas where it has been legal to do so a recreationally for however long this led to a bunch of staff and some now former south being infuriated by the biden white house. Doing what they saw is essentially going back on their word and punishing them or giving them the boot for something to think. We're told to answer. Honestly they were assured would not be a problem so you as a former biden official during the campaign. What was your reaction when you saw that news and Do you have any comment on it. As someone who served. Joe biden for a number of months. Yeah i mean yeah definitely disappointed. I actually knew about it before you guys. I mean great reporting on that. But yeah i Some people within the administration had had told me that happens and i was disappointed because it just seems right. We're we're it's twenty twenty one in dc marijuana's legal people move from different places to come to come here from other states where weed is legal and yes. It's not legal in a federal level yet but it should be you know what is like the penalty part of it. I just don't.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"And most importantly that the what they learned from cunanan israel. And that's that's drina chrome. That's the torturing of children and all this kind of stuff randomly. The few people. I talk to i. I was in line and these two women were talking. They just met each other and they just aren't going like oh. Yeah you know. I hear a you know. Carpeting doctrine early fever dreams episode. They said oh. I heard that that boat in the suez canal was filled with kids that hillary clinton was going to eat. You know ed so they were i. It's really wild to see this stuff in the flash but it's it's very much still going on tokyo. Did you get the sense. These are active grassroots conservative voters. Or are they more of the disaffected. Ilk who may be antagonistic towards actually voting. Oh yeah i think. These people are very plugged into their local republican activism. I mean look there were. There was a gop senate candidate there. Who's going to try to primary James lankford in the senate. I mean this was very politically plugged in group that that felt very okay. Now we're gonna go back to our local republican parties and try to put this into action. The sense i get from these events is that yes okay. There are a lot of people who look at it and be like oh you can find four or five thousand crazy people anywhere. Get them in a room and ha laugh at the like the far-right lunatics or whatever. But what i see. You told me if you pick this. Assessment is flawed or not is that it really does offer a perfect little glimpse into the queue phenomenon and all the associated freak outs in online lunacy that came with it is actually pretty easily honed into conservative grassroots organizing action or even voter enthusiasm. Will these people tip every presidential. Us senate or house race no of course not but we do know that there actually is voter enthusiasm in here. It is part of the trump and conservative base and they do have a great deal of eagerness to vote in local national and state elections. Yeah i mean. I think what's interesting here. Is that this conference from it. Because this was not called like yukon is basically structured around opposition to the vaccine masks and corona virus. But what was interesting to me was how q. has sort of it's sort of related to beliefs as sort of become melted onto the gop platform and particularly for really conservative activists. So you had you know what you might expect people to talk about which is like the second amendment a little bit of antiabortion stuff although not as much as you might think like real obsession with voter fraud And then also everyone. There was up on drina crow. And so i think the way this plays out. Unfortunately and we'll see you know maybe get to this little later in the episode. Is that you end up with these politicians. Who are either red pills in the way that marjorie taylor green or lower and boettger are or you're gonna have politicians who are like. Oh jeez i really don't to lose voters by saying that adrenal chrome isn't real so maybe i'll just kind of sidestep that issue and you know it's it's sort of a more drastic version of the faction of of lunacy that we've seen growing in gop for years and the thing you mentioned that the the second category of prominent republican official or elected official where you play footsie with it or even if you don't you are concerned about openly denouncing it and therefore being a party to letting it fester and grow we saw how we've seen how that's played out before the there is already a proof of concept that that happened with birtherism during the eight years of the obama era and then lo and behold the next president was a birther republican like it could not be more spelled out in terms of how these things actually happen whereas i hear so much of the mainstream right and party apparatchiks constantly wanting to say oh. You're just a lefty or liberal. Who wants to hold up the most extreme version of the right or extreme right to like taurus with it. It's like well that wouldn't be a problem if we haven't seen how this played out before. Yeah right that's exactly right. I mean again. I mean these. Are you talking about michael flynn or lynnwood. Or sydney powell. I mean you're talking about people who are very prominent within the republican grassroots. Like i said. I mean the chairman of the road. Republican party was there a lot of local officials. Were there. it's it's not good. I would say And you know. I think it's something that's only going to unfortunately.
Complexity Gaming's FIFA All-Star Alan Avi
"Allen Avila AKA Alan Avi from complexity gaming FC Dallas. He's a dog Pro slash Castro content creator in general a look at one of the showman Hey Kevin good to be here. I'm excited to be talking some e Sports specifically some fee for today. Yeah, definitely. Thanks for having me so off top favorite FIFA version go all FIFA version. There's so many I mean I've been playing fevers such a long time ever since the World Cup 1998. I would say be for 17 honestly for several reasons. I like the gameplay and I also like that fever because that's what everything sort of started right on so, I mean not not to say that the other FIFA's aren't as good. Let's be very clear about that. Right? Yeah for sure. There's several pieces that I really do like it was a tough decision. I mean it took a while to think of all the FIFA's I mean 16-15 was a really really good. The thing is though. I mean FIFA changes every single FIFA some people don't believe this but it really does change. Whole lot in terms of the gameplay mechanics what works what doesn't work the way the players move just so many little details that ultimately change the game. So, yeah, it's just it's just interesting people like certain FIFA's While others don't like some FIFA's well forgetting about fever first second, right? You actually were pursuing a career as a professional footballer write soccer player, You literally sustained an injury that stopped you from playing for not stopping employment is kind of stunted that that career path for you a little bit more and So you you're recovering your your home away from from actual soccer for a bit and you start picking up FIFA more and more and that leads you down this path towards becoming I mean what you are now, you're just awesome see from the optional Caster. I mean this reads like an Esports Hallmark movie, right? This is crazy. Exactly. Yeah, so I have a big story a big testimony in the way of how I got here. I never expected it. This all stems back from them. I would have played soccer with FC Dallas not at the virtual pitch. Just yeah in real life. I was part of the academy program development program as a youngster. I would say I was a sophomore in high school. I lived in Midland Texas. That's where I was born and raised and Midland Texas is West Texas is about five hours away from Frisco where FC Dallas is located
Alarming Number of Babies, Children Dying of COVID-19 in Brazil
"More than a year into the pandemic. The number of covert related deaths in Brazil is now as high as it's ever. Bean nearly 3000 people every day at the moment. But even more shocking is the number of babies who have died since the start of the outbreak. 1300 babies under the age of one Being recorded is dying from Cove in 19. BBC. Brazil's Natalia Pasadena is being given access to one pediatric intensive care unit in the northeast of the country. And then Dr Syn, Attica, NATO gently lays her hands on the defense head. Cradles her tiny frame, rubs her belly and tickles her toes. With no visits allowed due to the fear of infection. It's the doctors and nurses who offer comfort to these critically ill Children. All of whom are fighting covert 19. There's civil Mason is off you, Pamela. It's been an immense challenge working in the ICU without any parents being able to visit. It's just words exchanged over the phone. It's so hard for them to understand how their child's case could have become critical. And in some cases, unfortunately, the child might die. Doctors in Attica NATO is a pediatrician at Albert Saving Hospital in the northeast of Brazil. Together with her colleagues, she was determined to help families maintain some form of contact with their Children. The explosive you project been able to connect these families by a video the staff got together. Brought tablets and phones. Then we started to make video calls from inside of the ICU so as to allow at least some contact with the Children. Lucas was just one when he contracted the virus. After showing signs of a fever and breathing difficulties. Jessica his mom took him to the
Why Is It so Difficult To Ask For 'Big Help'?
"This topic wanna talk about this week. Asking for big help came as many things do from our facebook group. Facebook dot com slash groups slash. What fresh cast. Julie is one of our listeners. She asked when have you asked for big help lately. And what's the breaking point. I'd never heard this term. Big help before. I think she was making it up but i loved it. Because it's one of these things like we know what it is when we see it. Well what do you think it is. What is big helped me to you. Amy big help is. Can you fly across the country to help me right now because my spouse is in the hospital and my kid just broke his leg. Big help is Can you know me considerable amount of money right like big help. It's two o'clock in the morning. can you come to. My baby has a fever and can use it with the toddler. Yeah pick up a prescription on the way over. Yeah like shortlist. Big ask and i want to pick apart why. This is hard for us. Because everybody i think at some point if you're a parent is going to be on the asking side of big help. And on the receiving side of that ask and being on the receiving side kind of feels. Good most of the time and so. I don't know why we get so wrapped up on is this big enough. Is my need big enough. That i can ask that. It's much more painful to be the asker than i think it should be. And i think there are reasons for that. But i'm curious about that because having been on the receiving side of that two. Am call. you are happy to help you. Happy to be of help. So let's talk about. Why asking is hard. There's a book called may asking for help in times of need nora bouchard wrote that book and she suggests i like these couple of ideas that asking for help requires surrendering control. I think it means that this problem is bigger than i can handle. This is more than i could do. Right moms are supposed to be able to handle it. All juggle everything at once. Nope this is more than i can handle being perceived as needy yes. I don't know if that's what's holding me from like you know pressing call on my phone. Okay it's pride. Yeah there's a huge amount of pride that goes into it. I've got this is a big part of our
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"They're not really even jokes. Say will these. Iphones are awfully large. These days i guess. That's what happens when tim cook. Listens to hugo chavez too much. that's not a joke. it's a joke. I think you have a career in the gut. Felt writer's room and we'll this isn't even the first time the fox news is tried. This do you remember. I remember this as a kid. I was morbidly fascinated with it. The top the half hour news hour. It was fox news attempt to do the daily show but for fox news from a perspective of as if the entire writer's room was just rush. Limbaugh chomping on a cigar and ann coulter encouraging them. To do one. Liners oh yeah i i. I certainly remember. Remember that pinnacle of comedy you can find clips of it on youtube and the host. I don't know who these actors are. Make jokes to the effect of and i'm not exaggerating at all here. I might even be quoting this verbatim where nancy pelosi is an angry lesbian. That's the punchline. That's it so well do you think so. The half hour news hour lasted six months. Do you think feld will last longer than that. Honestly will i think the gut failed exclamation point. Show will be with us for a long time if only because they seem to realize what the fox news audience thinks is funny. And that's what matters this week. Fever dreams welcomes ryan j riley huffpost senior justice reporter who covers us law enforcement and the department of justice with a heavy focus. These days on the pro-trump mob violence at the us capitol and its aftermath. He's a brilliant reporter and one of our favorite people because in spite of himself he managed to turn out to be one of the least personally reprehensible individuals in our national media profession. you can follow ryan and his daily reporting at huffpost dot com as well as on twitter at ryan j riley rj. Welcome to fever dreams. How you feel in doing well. Thanks so much for having me. Thank you for being here. One of the reasons we really wanted to have you on right now is because along with your work at huffpost dot you have this procession of screenshots that you file on a weekly basis or maybe even daily bases at your personal twitter account of photos of indictment documents or court documents that show just how gratuitously grotesquely stupid this january. Six threat to the republic actually was Can you get into that. A little bit about the buckets of categories. You have put many of these different riders and quote unquote insurrectionists into so i i think there are two main categories in terms of the types of cases that are being brought forward. There's more new conspiracy organized organization sort of cases where it's a group of people who teamed up together and are working with the oath keepers or working at the proud boys to attack the capital. And then there's this other bucket sort of mega-tourist as referred to people who sort of wandered into the capital came for the rally for trump and then ended up at the capitol and you know committing a crime at the capitol whether it be violent or just by their mere presence after the mob stormed the capital and often. They bragged about it on social media afterwards. And that's where a lot of these cases came up But you ju just remarkable because you know in typical cases. You don't see a bank robber after they've robbed a bank leave and then say hey. I just robbed a bank and brag about it on social media remember that old simpsons episode with the bullies driving down the road with stolen car and camera hand. They're like wow filming. Describes p was the smartest decision we ever made the entirety of the maga riders. Were basically that we're live streaming crimes. Yeah and like afterward some of them started realizing like what could happen to them. But there is a component of this that they thought they were doing something at the behest of the president so they thought that they would have their support. It is just like they were sort of indignant that capitol police weren't standing down and just letting them over the capital and a lot of these cases right. They thought that this was a revolution. So you know it's kind of. I guess it makes sense that you would openly brag about that if you thought truly that. The election was stolen. And you're doing something just for the country and you're a patriot right. Which is a lot of how a lot of people thought of themselves so i guess it would make sense that he would go online brag about it. You have uncovered a bunch of examples in these court documents and in these This testimony of just the massive dip jittery was going on and after january six. Can you give us some examples about a lot of these cases you have pretty skilled. Fbi agents questioning these people who know how to really like make them talk and they don't really need to generate evidence and a lot of cases but they've been able to do that pretty easily. There's this one case in the sky by florida. And i like he lied to the fbi agent went. He showed a picture of himself in the capital and he was like. Oh who is that right. But then like he and his wife sits down next to during the interview and is like and she says. Oh my gosh you look angry right like in the so by his own wife and then he like and then he apologized for like suggesting that it wasn't him it just like it's like obviously the fbi is like at your door. I mean firstly. You probably shouldn't talk to lawyer up is like really the approach. Y- never talk to the fbi lawyer but then like you like don't definitely don't lie to the fbi if he made the mistake of talking to them already like the only way you can make that worse by lying right So like that's kind of fbi one of these cases. It's clear that people didn't go in with a very concrete plan. Yeah morvai favorite cases is still the individual who went into the capital repelled actually like from the gallery of the senate onto the floor of the senate And then went up and sat in at sat in the seat and then afterwards bragged about how he had stolen. Nancy pelosi seton was there first and had it realized that he was in the senate instead of in the house which is where dancing actual sita's right so we had the wrong body went to the upper chamber of the house and then bragged about it on mine and just like you would think you would kind of like you know you kind of plan that out a little bit more but let me see. I mean they're also individuals who came in and said you know we were in the white house who were in the white like right there in the capital. They so at least i guess you know. In that first example you had someone who had the actual legisla like they. At least they're in the right during the legislature. At least like right. The didn't have the wrong branch of government like some other people did when they said they are at the white house. But if you fancy yourself some magnificent resplendent trump revolutionary and you can't even be bothered to rediscover matic before storming a building. You are the general who invaded the wrong country. That is i. Don't care how little you know about washington. Dc if you've never been to the capital before if you're going to do something like this. You should look at a map. The.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"I'm just curious. What kind of messages. These were among the which is reviewed by the daily beast include frog sitting on some kind of ten block of wood smiling with his tongue visible at the canberra. But instead of it being regular combet the frog who you might find familiar from the muppets movies. Or the tv shows fisk this commit has an anaconda like vini grange long. That's just almost the size of the rest of kermit. The frog is just flopping entirely onto the floor in his massively grotesque way just flopping out there and his enormous sagging green testicles are also almost touching the floor and kermit looks incredibly pleased with himself what he's pleased with. I have no idea. Maybe he's trying to signal eighty eight democracy as much as the trump team did at that moment. Oh jeez okay. Well i'm sure when they launched the the trump campaign room they were not expecting to get you know very karnal images of kermit the frog they should have been stood up. What whatever genius came up with this idea and thought it was good to keep it open for about a week or let alone just an hour just does not know how the just does not understand how the internet works and this was extremely online campaigns. I don't think they have much of an excuse. There were a lot of photos of live real life. That would just go into town on each other. Like just fuckin- each other just carnally going to town. In fit of passion after fit of passion deepfakes of then president trump in his underpants or if not in his underwear that were photoshop. Or whatever made up photos of just donald trump with no genitalia. One person who was subjected to rifling through these images described how there was a point where they had to zoom in on the fake voter to confirm that the donald trump the image indeed had no dick and wasn't just a new There were a lot of close ups of but holes. If you talk to people who had to man the voter fraud hotline and email tip line. They would frequently tell you that there were a lot of dick's lot of erections a hell of a lot of butthole some of the images. I reviewed were just a obscenely up. Close like the whatever person this pothole belong to just like peeling back the but she's just really wanted the camera to get in there. There was this random obese lady why to look at a photo of forces for this episode who was just defecating in a yard. I think it was a front yard. And there was also of course wildly graphic hardcore scap porn and just gleefully rough sex. But you know that that is garden variety compared to the york defecation. So i take that any day over over the former. Feel getting all these messages. Well apart from the despondency and the annoyance and the crying there were attempts that oftentimes just went basically nowhere for them to try to cope with it and have some fun with that occasionally included some of the junior trump's staff taking note of who they felt was being especially grievous or unlikable on the phone calls and try to prank call them back especially if they got what they thought was a death threat or a particularly violent imagery in the phone call. They would make a point of calling the person back and pretending to be law enforcement. Yeah so so. When do you think the trump campaign learned any lessons here. no no they. They took the exact opposite end. They went obviously hoarder the quote unquote fraud crusade Than they did before. They received the criminal fraud with the gigantic balls image listeners. A fever dreams might also be aware bet fox news. These days has a new show. I believe it is a week or so old. It is called gut filled with an exclamation point. It is hosted by longtime fox news. Personality greg gut feld who i think still does or back in the day fancied himself a comic presence on the network. Yeah i mean. He's like the bad boy of fox. News i mean for what it's worth You know i mean greg gut failed is he's the kind of like the he he's very puckish. You know. I think i just saw some segment where he was alluding to like getting getting urinated on or paying someone to urinate on him on like the five. And so yeah. I mean so now greg gut failed. Who of course is the comic relief. He he has gut felt his late night. Talk show and let me tell you. Things are getting pretty rebuild. Not today but we'll invite the money back for a future briefing as always about the bunnies wearing a mask. So that's where adam schiff span we hear from the clip is the sense that that got failed exists in a sort of parallel dimension to comedy and humor in which you know. There's this brian williams bit. They do now. Look i mean. I think this was like a decade ago that brian williams got in trouble for the lying about the helicopter thing and yet they have this running bit that i think they've done it on several shows now where brian williams like lies and he. He's just not very funny. It's a pretty rough watch to be honest and this is show about a week old and the fox news. Pr shop has really been trying to play it up as the guy who's going to crush the liberal establishment of specifically late night talk show host. They want as many people in the press comparing his current this very new program to the most recent nielsen. Ratings of your jimmy. Kimmel's of your fallon's your seth meyers. And i i think they knowledge he still being beaten in the ratings games by stephen colbert. But in certain shows he has been that night's ratings of guys like jimmy. Kimmel jimmy fallon. that's correct. I mean as much as i think you watch clips from fells and you think surely no one could like this and and you know maybe this is going to have to go off the air and two nights. You know it's really hanging onto some the boxing audience. You and i think that. I mean obviously we watch it and not only. Is it blisteringly mundane sounding to us. But if you listen to what appears to be a live studio audience in the they're not really even into it. They sound openly confused. What to laugh at and what they're supposed to find funny as if you're at some Fourth grade talent. Show that at that. Your kids wrote for the school and the audience definitely seems like they want to be supportive but they just don't know in the lap lines are. There's a lot of just like weird syntax on the show and frankly swing i. I don't know where you were you in in greg outfields last attempt late night comedy read. What was on it was like at three. Am or late. They would like to one as on on fox news. It was back when he coasted with people who are actually funny who are no longer at fox news. Like andy levy and guys like that and it would be this middle of the night fox news show took a big kind of right wing but they more you towards a quote unquote libertarian. Line where they just talked about pop culture and the news and tried to be as goofy as possible. There were surrealistic elements to it. Yeah i think the problem here is that greg failed is no longer weird. I think he's been subsumed into fox and what was once too late night. Bad boy is now a dude hanging out with like. I guess we got tires on the show. We got walter kirn weirdly. The the guy wrote up in the air. He's on the show. I think the other weird to me about gut felt as they write these like taglines and so it'll say like gut felt with more vitamin c. Than an orange. What are these jokes. what is he talking about. I mean maybe it's over our heads. Maybe this is just like some really really over the top alter alternate. I would dispute. Greg garfield has ever been particularly funny. And i've been watching this for many years usually against my own better judgement. But nowadays he used to jokes kind.
From Ride-Hailing to Fintech: Grab's Journey in the Fast Lane
"Fact fever is heating up to a brand new level here. Grab holdings asia's biggest. Ride hailing and food. Delivery company is looking to go public a merger valued nearly forty billion dollars now. This would be the world's largest back deal ever completed and a major milestone for the frenzy that has swept financial markets the move also means guys grabs valuation has more than doubled in just eighteen months. Have a listen to anthony towns on squawk box earlier. We category leader in ride hailing in food delivery and in mobile payments. And you're talking about a hundred eighty billion addressable market here. Now when you think about how we've grown We've really grown and grown sustainably
From Ride-Hailing to Fintech: Grab's Journey in the Fast Lane
"Fact fever is heating up to a brand new level here. Grab holdings asia's biggest. Ride hailing and food. Delivery company is looking to go public a merger valued nearly forty billion dollars now. This would be the world's largest back deal ever completed and a major milestone for the frenzy that has swept financial markets the move also means guys grabs valuation has more than doubled in just eighteen months. Have a listen to anthony towns on squawk box earlier. We category leader in ride hailing in food delivery and in mobile payments. And you're talking about a hundred eighty billion addressable market here. Now when you think about how we've grown We've really grown and grown sustainably guys. Here's how i see it growth growth everywhere and not a prophet to be seen as anthony. Ten laid out. This is not the uber of asia. It's ride sharing. Its food delivery and key here. This is also a significant fintech company that works with regulators in singapore and beyond if the fact john that it's not even profitable and isn't expected to be so until twenty twenty three even though it's a so called super app begs the question that i know we ask often here as can the gig economy ever be profitable and i'm talking not adjusted dot profitability net income. Not that lhasa. I don't care about profits with this not yet not yet. I mean in. You know this new job better than others we were. We were in singapore almost a couple years ago. I remember meeting with anthony tan more than five years ago over in new york and really what they are is so much. More than ride hailing food delivery. The really are that kind of almost china style app of everything in your pocket. Leading the way to more digital commerce and particularly post pandemic as more and more businesses especially local ones need to move digital and that links into the you know the tourism economy all of that carl opening up the possibility for fresh modes suspending grab has an opportunity certainly in southeast asia which is under penetrated when it comes to technology and commerce to really be a big part of the infrastructure there.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Yeah that's all i can say you've talked a lot about and it's in your twitter bio that you think ronan. Watkins should be arrested. What should they be arrested for. And can you make that case cure. And that's pretty easy. Essentially what went on was what the cue poster was doing was impersonating federal agents that is at its simplest q. Is the only reason anybody ever believed in any of the queue. Drops is because they believed that they were coming from a source inside of the trump white house in particular. They believe that they were coming. From a military intelligence source and that is textbook impersonation and the watkins received material gain for that in terms of their site getting bigger than being featured in mass media. He had a super pac. I believe he's still has called. Disarm the deep state that it received donations received adds that he would not have received otherwise people knew that they had to come to this source to see them so he received ad revenue that he would have not an otherwise all sorts of ways that he profited personally from the fact that people believed that there was no impersonation of a federal agent going on there and iran. watkins bell. I in the documentary admitted that he had posted pew at least once. That's how i read it. You know he didn't start it necessarily but he was the only one that colluded say who had written a post because he was the adleman of hmo. And in the same way that jack dorsey could take over. Somebody's twitter account and start posting his them. You can do the exact same thing and he admitted that you know right. At the end of the documentary could see that clip and this impersonation weather the charge would be conspiracy to impersonate or impersonation itself. You know farrand. Jim it it. I think very strong case can be made and the only reason that huh. Let's say the federal government has chosen not to. It's because for some reason we have this idea that the department of justice is supposed to charge cases that argue no guaranteed wins like ninety nine percent conviction rate or whatever but i think that this case is important and not the court should be left to decide whether or not what they did was impersonation federal agent even if there is this new medium the internet and there is all of this new stuff because the internet is the world and it affects the world. And we can't keep looking at the internet and being like oh well on line so it this needs a lot less resources less attention We should actually be looking at the opposite way that crimes that occur on wine. Sugar to steve. At least as much attention if not more so obviously it's over those who haven't see the documentary. You were working for jim after selling a chan to him. When did you first begin to suspect the gym. And ron might be in control of q so just a little bit of my back story. I made a channel in two thousand thirteen. October and witton when it got popular which was around august of twenty fourteen. I could no longer afford to continue doing it. And i didn't necessarily want to continue doing it on so i essentially just you know gave it over to them and i believed that their ownership of to channel which is japanese a website that similar would make them. You know qualified and prepared to do that. And i wasn't aware of the shady means that they managed to get control of that site. In any case i hadn't ownership over it by on january twenty fifteen and by april twenty six. I had already resigned. And i was working on other projects for so you know i even though that's the case i was still kind of working with the same people and talking to them on a daily basis. Even if it's only about you know to channel obviously as the documentary. Jim watkins saying stuff like off. You'll come back and you know they would always try to give me news about what's going on. I tried to get me to come back as its adamant again. So win q. Originally came to him which was in two thousand seventeen or like right at the end right at the end of twenty seven years december and the twentieth of january. Right that era. Ron watkins was very excited about this because he had all of these new users and i believe that that's kind of when he started thinking to himself. How is he going to keep control of this new community because you know in the same way that they let or shannon came to you know they could leave at cannibals morals so he came up with that. You know so-called sixer code system to keep q locked into the walled garden of h where it could no longer leave and then once you wrote the post that you know there will be no outside communication that seal the deal. Nothing outside of this platform sedgwick. Two would only pull sunday chant. According to do so. I became convinced for sure that they had taken over the queue account. After the shootings that occurred there were multiple. There was the chrysler shooting and in the manifesto goes to eight pm. There was the police shooting same thing. There was the positive shooting. Same thing happened again and after those three shootings eight can became very unstable. Because i came out against it and i was able to keep it off fine for months at the end of twenty nineteen until they finally were able to move over to a russian hosting provider that i was able to influence but in the period between q did not post it all. He was not able to reach their followers at all. And when i came back online was extremely unstable. And i was trying to post on to save at work and it was not working at all for me. But somehow cuba's post and that was kind of the moment for me that sealed the deal that they decided during this hiatus at least if they had not already been controlling it before they were controlling it now and q. somehow had administrator credentials. 'cause i know how the site work the polls that are made. Admiral options are prioritized. There's a high load. So i knew you. At that moment that they had taken it over. So what was the moment. That you knew that the watkins req- all like i said when it would have been down for three months because of me and then it came back and q had no way of knowing. If was a third party that this was going to be a stable solution because eight had been down you know i can and then as a coon and then i had been able to manage to pull it back down again like this was like therefore attempt to get back on line. I get it through the Chinese holes then. They did it through a few american hosts and then i believe a british one was in there somewhere of auxiliary and every time it would get taken down and if cura third party. He'd have no way of knowing that this was going to be the time that it's going to work. And he would want to safeguard his ability to reach his followers by writing. Something like hey in case eight. Ten doesn't last. You can find me at dow or yeah and he didn't do that and not only did he not do that. He continued in this only eight chen. Only rate chan stance. And like. i said. I was trying to post on it chan and i'm it's adnan till i you know i was admit from year i wrote all of its software. My name is still on the bottom. Because of the open source licensing requirement. You know they have to attribute the author of the goat. That's one of the only things they have to do. Because it's free software so they can use it and i have no legal rights. Stop them but they have to attribute me and so. I'm sitting there as somebody who wrote the software. If anybody should be able to policy should be me. And i'm not able to other technically inclined. People that were trying at the time are not able to and somehow q. Cam and that day in november twenty nineteen when it came back online and was able to post when the site was barely working at all. It was kind of only up over tour and even then it was only read. Only you could not right. And somehow q. Can right nobody else champs. So yeah that's that's when i now do you think definitively are you sure it's on. Es for sure. I'm sure the big took it all. I have no way of knowing who started it. I have no way of knowing like they were in contact with who could have helped them right. Drop that's not something i can know. Were they in contact with other people's just banning such as a general flynn stone. Those are not things that i'm capable of. No but i know that. At the end of the day it was rounding. Jim were holding the keys to the server. And it's them decides what gets written as q. And who is going to you know. Have the so-called the honor of having the trip code and the verification through a town and so yes. I'm sure it's i. You know it would be very interesting if anybody else was helping them. So far there's no proof of that. But yeah i could not be more convinced. When did you now that this all had to be stopped like when did.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Well you just have to hold a camera showing for what it is. I mean i think that's that's what we're doing here is is revealing the mechanics of it. The personality of behind this in showing the darker side of human nature and i wasn't always easy maintaining kind of neutral gaze through that But i i think that it You know. I think it allowed for a story to be told that You couldn't couldn't have been told any other way And i find that in sequence to be rather chilling. Yeah absolutely really struck me and speaking of which. How much conspiracies blowback have you gone for this doc. And if so in what form have you gotten much reaction from the watkins. For instance census was airing right. Yeah i mean it's not as easy to monitor as it used to be and that's in part because a lot of the chatter has moved to spaces that are less visible media monitor the telegram groups nursing discord rooms out there things like that but no it's not it's not as present obviously on on the mainstream platforms anymore. I do know that they are sharing clips around. I think that there is some confusion right now. among those who are q. Followers you know. Here's this series Played on hbo. They're like oh it's deep state they're like but it's but it's like kind of doing a fair job of representing some of the characters in this and some origins of q but then i think they're really struggling with what it reveals and the ugliness of where q comes from most q. Followers had never really don't really interface with with with that space and So i think there's a bit of cognitive dissonance happening right now i. It reached a certain portion of that community. I don't know how much i mean. Ultimately individuals have to decide to want to change their own minds in relationship to something. So you'll hear we just kind of lay out a lot of original source material. And i think let the audience ultimately come to their conclusion on though. I think that we paint a pretty compelling case that ron watkins is is the linchpin in this whole thing you know and speaking of ron Towards the end of the documentary a you know a couple days after the riot. Ron ron comes out and says essentially well time to move on. We all had a great time And learned a lot about ourselves in q. and along the way definitely the real q. Is a friends who've made along the way including a documentary. But i'd be curious what your reaction was after you know spending time with this guy for several years chasing him and then suddenly he's like well You know good enough. See you guys later to me. It felt like he like. Ron was throwing the controller down. Like you're like you're playing a video game and it was like i didn't beat the final boss controller and then and then like there's all these like avatars you're still in the game like wait. Wait we were never doing this. What happened so that. That's that's kind of how i read it. I mean he was. he was more or less. Also kind of following trump's moves and flynn's moves where they were all Starting to distance themselves make you know but then the people that ground troops were just like wondering like what happened. And i think that that's led to a lot of cunanan's feelings super misled..
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Just in terms of other questions about your reporting process these strike me is obviously. I'm in this world as well. These are just incredibly unsavory often. Very unreliable people. Either with the walking straight. Line or more. Broadly in cuba on land gore often trying to play for their own ends. Obviously you encounter a lot of these characters or you know. I think of people like omar navarro in the documentary. Who are as my sense was was trying to portray himself as more of a player than he is. I mean how do you approach reporting in such a mill you. That's where everyone says slippery. Well yeah i mean. I think one of the biggest challenges with this that i was moving between two sides. Heat each other and Two sides that were trying to put each other in prison essentially and and so i think that they saw me as a potential conduct for information or disinformation so i had to set some ground rules which had told to all of them. Which is that i. I simply wouldn't be sharing details with the other side and that was a I think i think helped in some ways as well because if felt it sharing details than they wouldn't have been quite as open and i don't think that we would have been able to capture the story that we did united struck by that. When you're with that guy who's like jim surrogate son that guy who's whereas the crazy outfits that he's reading you like you're on his side win. Obviously when fred is. When you're with fred. Yup yeah. I think he's really i guess to me you know. It felt like the climax was january. Six when we see this kyun on this year's long combination we see these people suddenly breaking into the capital. I mean for you. What was it like watching. You know you were working on this documentary for several years watching from something that was a couple of signs at a trump rally to being involved in the capital riot. And then you know as well what was it like You know just being on the ground there with jim as all the as this is going down i mean i was very anxious going into that shoot. I think probably like yourself will fee been going on really tracking the chatter with these groups and some of the other even more extreme groups. That were there that day. I think you'd have a sense that something really bad is going to happen and frankly i thought it was going to be worse. I mean i didn't sleep much the two nights before it. I think that that those emotions carried over into that into that day and certainly wall. I was filming jim and just trying to sort of chart his involvement and chart his reactions desires that day and it was. It was pretty nerve wracking being out there. I mean you were on the ground to you. What did it feel like to you. Yeah i mean yeah it was. It was very scary. Frankly i was in in particular as someone who is sort of recognizable by some of these characters. I did not want to. The police have better things to do than to stop. You know some crazy person doing something to me If they felt like it and so I think everyone experienced you know whether they were there watching it on tv. I mean it just felt like a very unstable situation you can really see. There's two things that is on. Jim's is that day his eyes were fiery and there was a a real elements in pride And i think some of that's captured in the series. And you get the sense that you're he. He's he feels like what was happening. That day wouldn't have happened without his website right..
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"That's their best behavior errantly. There wasn't really. There was nothing that i caught on camera really worse than what was portrayed in the series. I mean i tried to create a holistic picture of who these guys were when i think of jim you know. The thing that i think is the most telling about his personality is fifteen. Club is just a guy who still independent fifteen club forever and You know ron. He is like a real life ship host. He that sequence in episode forward. he talks about having Philosopher is a dodgy. Knees he likes diogenes because he told people he would take a shit in the middle of the town square. Because dogs could do it so it always took out with me. When when when. Ron said that he's like dogs can do it. Why can't i. I think that that pretty much sums. Up wrongs worldview he's basically constantly taking a shit in the middle of the town square. of course he's also nihilistic and treats the world like it's game this is obviously this year's long project and you pursue other avenues of who may be behind cunanan. You talked to ferber in south africa. One of the. I q non proponents you. Try to meet steve. Bannon italy At what point did you start really narrowing it down to the watkins. So after that first trip to the philippines my suspicions went way up when i had traveled there initially i. I had no reason to believe that. Jim ron or fred were necessarily involved in q. Fred maybe more. So because he'd had this mysterious blue queue show up and a code monkey had been mentioned in the drops so it seemed like they might have more knowledge than others and certainly They would have had access to technical data related to cue. Which is why i gravitated towards that. But it was their answers that first time i was there in some of the things that they sat and not all of it is is is was able to be included in the series but a lot of the things that they said that really ears really shot up and i came back from that and i was like all right..
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Actually about free speech issues also about q. and I asked hey. Can i come out to the philippines. Would utilize film with me. You know he hadn't done hardly any media in his life but he agreed to that and he said. Hey you might also want to try to talk to To jim enroll watkins. He's like the one who currently own operating chance so there was no reason to believe they would wanna talk to me. I think i had a few messages with ron on twitter While he was still on twitter he mentioned that we convince the pig farm but again. I couldn't tell how much of it was. How much a new york yankee chain. If any of this was going to come to fruition. Or not ron aka code monkey was one of the most mysterious of the bunch. There was virtually no information available about him a line at that point and i think that the reason they talked to me was because they wanted to have their side of the story heard initially there. Was this burgeoning rivalry between fred and those two guys that i could kind of detect while i was there the first time but fred was mostly hopefully his tongue on the subject so i think that that was part of why did it. I think they also talk to me. Because i had a background in and i was exploring the question of the limits of free speech through q. And they had maximalist approach to free speech on their website. You know so i. I probably oversold the idea that it was about free speech and then brought more of brought more sort of line of questioning around q. Into the conversation as the first couple of days went on and you can tell because the next time that they met with me You tell that they weren't prepared for that line of questioning. Because the next time they met would be something that they knew a lot less about hugh pasta and their story. it's as if they had regrouped and their stories changed. Sixty start asking you if you were a cop and then followed up with you have to tell me if you are in fact a cop. Oh they just assume you're cia. That's just that's par for the course for ron Just just just that assumption. I think pretty much everybody who enters their orbit in some way shape or form they initially assume or surmise might be cia. So one thing we want to ask you about. Jim and ron was what was left on the cutting room floor of the gym. And ron saga that you had been witness to or filming..
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"There would be this big apocalypse and so he was like. It's actually a great idea to keep power it in house in jail because you'll be safe there obviously if you're in jail maybe that doesn't sound so good to you and then yeah i mean so. The highlight here is sort of an incident of fight over a gun at lynn woods. South carolina plantation. He lives on a plantation. Yes it's called to motley. And i believe he paid like between eight and nine million dollars for it last year. Does it have. It has one of those things it looks like it's right out of like red dead redemption to where it's like the the oak trees go over one another and they create kind of own. I mean it looks pretty cool in the tree. Part looks pretty cool. I'll admit okay and this real life blend could have but luckily did it did not get as violent as an actual scene from red dead redemption. could you. What is the deal with the gun here for people who have no idea what you're talking right so so the thing that they're saying about anybody any right wing character with a large house is going to have a lot of people hanging out at the house. And so in this case lynnwood had this former navy seal named dave handcock who was doing Kind of nebulous security work for him. This is last october. So basically dave and lynn had been at odds for awhile. Dave claims that basically lynn you know was acting like a nut and claiming he could see the future all this kinda stuff. Lynn claims that day was acting unstable. And so dave carries a pistol on him and this night. It's like around midnight and there's this really crazy argument. And lynne tells dave to get out of the house and lynn grab in. Lynnwood would admit this. And meanwhile what what. Lynn doesn't know seemingly at the time is the dave is recording all on audio and so basically lynn grabs the audio that you yourself have reviewed that is correct. Yes and i have talked with. I mean you know it's all in the law of crime podcast basically if if people wanna listen to it but basically they scuffle. Lynn grabs the gun out of the whole out of dave's holster and neither party says he aimed at him. But it's obviously not an ideal you know. It's a little heated right. Does the skull sound as crazy on the audio patrolling. It in my mind right now so this couple of not on the audio kind of the aftermath is and he's saying like you know you're lucky i didn't beat your ass boy like you know that kind of that kind of stuff it's like best lynnwood impersonation you got you really get a sense of The lynnwood saying look..
CDC updates travel guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated
"Now. The cova crisis a new cdc guidance on travel while still urging americans against nonessential travel those fully vaccinated are now considered low risk at tom costello reports. There's concern about this holiday weekend heading into the easter weekend concern. Tonight that's super spreader. Events could undermine progress against the pandemic leading to a potential fourth wave as nearly nine hundred people are still dying every day. Crowds expected from beaches to backyards at airports. Nationwide a year of cabin fever quickly turning into the great escape. One and a half million air travelers on thursday alone with twenty two percent of us adults now fully vaccinated the cdc still recommending against non essential. Travel is also offering new travel guidelines fully vaccinated travelers. Do not need to be tested before or after traveling in the us unless their destination requires it and there is no need to self quarantine fully vaccinated grandparents can to visit their healthy grandkids without getting a covid. Nineteen test or quarantining internationally. Many countries are still restricting travel. But the cdc says those who are fully vaccinated and do travel internationally. Do not need to get a cova test. Before leaving the us unless required by their destination those passengers should get a negative test before returning to the us. But they don't need to quarantine when they get home. Also tonight with the picking up airlines are starting to do away with many of the waivers. They've issued for ticket change vs during the pandemic airlines right now are starting to roll back waivers on the cheapest there's out there the really dirt cheap advanced purchase their tickets
The Fight Over Vaccine Passports
"Okay. I think that this term vaccine passport gets thrown around lake. We all understand what it means. Is there a- definition like one what does vaccine passport mean. I think it depends you ask the biden administration would say this would be documentation of people who have been vaccinated and they can present it as needed to travel authorities to businesses. That are requiring some proof of the shot. They actually try and avoid the word passport lizzy. The they've talked about credentialing of this information vaccine. Verification republicans would say that passports are it infringement This is an increasing argument from from the right. That passports are an attempt By the government to collect data in an appropriate way to but into people's personal health decisions and even the use of the word passport is creating some complaint that this is an elitist term that only people who travel internationally have passports. So why why are we even cutting on to that terminal. I mean it's not all that different from the like little yellow cards that you get if you've gotten a a yellow fever shot or something like that when you travel or if you traveled in the past i've i've had inoculations and had to show that cross borders. I remember doing the same. When i went to south america. I think in college but the idea is a little different. Only that we're in the middle of a global pandemic right like there's more import able to demonstrate that you're protected against covid nineteen as we're trying to ramp down cove nineteen.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Highly Effective In Children
"Now says its covid. Nineteen shots are extremely effective in children as well. The vaccine maker released results from its final phase trial in adolescence in this trial. More than a thousand kids ages. Twelve to fifteen got both doses of the vaccine and in the end the company says not one of them tested positive for covid nineteen and they did not experience any serious side effects just like with adults. Some reported having fatigue fever. That did go away now. All this data still needs to be reviewed by independent researchers then the fda will have to authorize the shots for kids here in the us experts. Say if all goes well children. Twelve enough could be eligible to get shots by the
EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target
"European Union vaccine politics has reached a fever pitch with charges of British blackmail on unfair practices among E. U. members flying about the rush of accusations comes up the block frantically seeks to ramp up production imposed export controls to stable another deadly surge in infections underscoring the Epping cross channel relations France's foreign minister is highlighting Lope sided exports between the EU and Britain where the E. U. has approved the move of twenty one million doses while none have gone the other way even leaders have not backed an export control system that aims to keep the diocese in the block until the company that produces them has fulfilled its delivery contracts I'm Charles the late this month
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Off as such in court. Okay and lately you have been covering not just this guy but but lawyers generally speaking in this world and i mean. I don't think it's mistreat anybody listening to this. Why these guys can't seem to start getting better lawyers. But you've done some reporting recently on How the oath keepers best. New hope is a lawyer who sites lord of the rings. Can you tell us a little bit more about these ring. References and what they have to do with this case or not the case for lawyer himself or herself. Yeah so the layers name is. Kelly sal is one of the crew that kind of sprung up around the twenty twenty election saying that the the results were fraudulent and that via a an extremely arcane set of legal filings she would overturn the government and dissolve congress. How she and her colleague are used. That was citing. You know the elf story. And the i don't know about lord of the rings. Okay i i just. You can't press me on the legal precedent from there but they know it very well and said that there was like an elf king who wasn't actually in line to the throne so the throne was open and the hobbit aso donald trump gets to be president now because of yeah so because of the precedent set forth in ghandour emotive the exactly and they said it was a metaphor. But there's only so many cases of filing you can really start offering before it's like. This isn't a metaphor guys. This is something deeply personal to you. Okay so the name of this lawyer. Is kelly sorelle. If i'm pronouncing that correctly. And you described her. As a failed texas house candidate the member of the group lawyers for trump. so how much. I don't really remember hearing much about her in that anti-democratic months-long blitz that trump and giuliani. And those guys oversaw and the related efforts. How big a deal was she in that. Before she pivoted to being this oath keepers. Go to she was sort of. You know the second string of the weird lawyers. I think the sydney powell's the lynn woods really sucked up all the oxygen. But she was trying for you know. She was trying for her place. They're filing some really weird stuff to try and keep up with pack. She was around right after the election and in fact that night before the capital riots. She was in this infamous video with the head of the oath keepers with this really fringe. virginia politician with the head of pac. That supports the proud boys. And with this guy who is previously arrested for bringing ar fifteen and a qatada to a philadelphia vote counts and percy's around. You know they they network where they can these keepers. They're facing some pretty heavy charges. I mean is kelly serono up to the up to the challenger so it's entirely unclear to me what capacity she represents the men she is right now she's fundraising saying that. She's a an attorney for them. I don't think she's taking on any of their cases criminally at least not an emmy filings obscene which for the oath keepers sake. Good for them. I don't want the hobbit lawyer. Arguing my sedition case in court but she is yeah she's going on like gateway pundit and all these fundraising sites representing herself as their lawyer. Obviously a lot of us saw the proud boys. Getting involved in the january sixth insurrection. But you have some reporting recently that the proud boys after going a little undercover amid federal pressure are now back in the mix. Tell me more yet. So the boys actually took a be after the capitol right. There are kind of off the streets for a little bit. You know just kind posting away from from the safety of their phones. They're starting come back out. You know. I don't know if it's the nice weather or the distance from the capital riots. But they're not advertising many of their own events instead they are just hijacking weird little regional things. They showed up an anti-gay churches like straight pride party. They showed some failed. There's this event was too week weekends ago that it was like patriots around the world will rise in their respective cities and it turned out to be like fifty people standing around in north carolina parking lot. So they were there. They were actually just this past week out. In salem oregon at the capital. So they're kind of starting to dip their toe back in but not always in the bowl face way that they used was the proud boys game. Here i mean like you know they're chairman's facing a felony charge in dc. Some of their other top leaders have been arrested regarding the riott. I mean what's next for them. Do think i mean they do not really seeing cowed by all this and the kind of makes sense. Their whole ethos is that there are ready to brawl. They don't really care about the law. So i think they're gonna stick it out. They're going still be in the streets. But i mean anyone with any sense would stay ten miles away from them. I mean the riddled with informants. They turn on each other. It's really just a one way ticket to jail. You mentioned a while ago. This capital rieter and is straight pride guy who recently stiffed their lawyer. Who was the attorney. And wh what was the response to this. So the the accused fellow here is mark zahedi. He's kind of infamous around boston. For hosting these quote straight pride events. That's just an inflammatory title for The banner of awful reactionaries. At show up. You know neo nazis regular just more low profile racists being straight sir. You know what's wrong with being proud boy so he and another Another associate organized eleven buses to the capital riot so they were pretty involved And of course you know they're busted like everyone else and charges i think of entering the building they. He attained a lawyer and one of the conditions for his release. Is they're like okay. Buddy you can go back outside but you can't go to any more riots. Well what do you know like week weekends ago. He's out there again. Not only is he out there at one of these like these far right events but they introduce the give him the microphone. Like do you guys wanna meet a domestic shares mark here and it's like you couldn't stay inside for a weekend man like it's not. It's boston you don't need to go outside so so my colleague called up his lawyer to see like hey do you think. This violates his his bond conditions in his lawyers like. Don't ask me about this guy. He hasn't paid me. I know he has the money. He just not talking to me or giving any money you know. Listen everyone's got the right to an attorney but at a certain point you do have to pay them or answer their emails or at least by the conditions of your bond release and not show up to an event calling yourself domestic terrorist when you're kind of on trial for that sort of thing. The guy doesn't respect the basic tenants of american democracy and republicanism. He's not going to respect a contract where it says. Oh you have to pay me this. Or here's my retainer. Can i say that that straight pride bit is one of the dullest those guys i mean i was at a trump rally in december and i saw this big flag. Oh man we got a new movement on the loose. i'm bomb and so i went over to interview obama. He's like oh yeah straight pride. This stinks i'm outta here. So you know. I mean they have been riding this thing for several years and now i don't know possibly facing a serious consequences. Yeah man would. I'd not be mad at all to see that. Go away because they do it. Because i get a rise out of people people like you can't have a straight pride parade in a like ha triggered the last pick. I mean that's the it gets so much pick up on twitter people like what straight pride and it's like folks calmed down. It's three people. Three people facing a collective like one hundred seventy five years in prison. It's you know it's not worth your afternoon. We'll hey kelly. Thanks so much for joining us. Where can people find you. I'm on the daily beast dot com and on twitter under my own name and You know.
Thirsty: A Sheriff James Roberts story from the Wild West
"For a halfway full canteen. The song came to the sheriff's suddenly scoured free by the sandy fever. In his head he'd been in the desert for a week now. He was sunburned. Wind burned hungry tired and more but none of that was the real problem. No the real problem was this sheriff. James roberts was thirsty. It had always been a small word thirsty. Strictly a lower case t word thirsty was how he felt after a hard day of riding in the sun thirsty was how he felt when he woke up in the morning to a dry and dusty mouth thirsty could be fixed by a ladle of cool water from the pump. This was different. This was more than thirsty. This was thirst. This was the deep primal aac. It left his throat hot and painful. His lips cracked like an old scab three days three dry agonizing days. That's how long it had been since he'd had a drink. Even that was barely a sip. Just the warm dregs of his canteen. Now he found himself in the middle of the brand of brow desert alone with nothing but the buzzards for company and not so much as a mouthful to drink. Oh it had all started well enough. Len bradford and his bandits had come to hazel thinking. They'd find an easy target in the small town bank instead. They'd found sheriff. James roberts and three. Us rangers ready and waiting. Most of the bandits were arrested without drawing their weapons but len and his brothers had escaped through a second story window and high tailed it for the desert.
Coronavirus: Long-Haul Covid
"Just last week is that. He came out looking at the plight of kobe. Lung haulers people experiencing something called brain fog. Could this be the beginning of a whole new phase of copa nineteen drawn out error of persistent symptoms. Adhered help us understand. This phenomenon is dr eager corral mc he's neurologist at northwestern university and head of northwestern's clinic for kobe related neurological symptoms. Dr gore corral. Nick welcome to science rules drawn virus edition. May i call you e gor. Yes bill you may an thank you very much for inviting me. I'm delighted to be distancing socially with you and to all your listener what are the symptoms of long-haul what what goes on with you if you're a long haul corona virus person. This is excellent question and the long kohler is a term that has been chosen by patients themselves and Those patients mostly had a mild covid nineteen disease at onset with the you know transients respiratory symptoms including some cough sore throat ogi. The fever may be muscle that when away and thereafter despite the fact that they did not never give develop pneumonia or were never hospitalized. They developed those lingering persistent and beating symptoms that mean volve the nervous system cardiac and the respiratory system as well as
Oxford studying nasal spray coronavirus vaccine
"Oxford University's starting a Phase one trial to see if it can administer its AstraZeneca vaccine as a nasal spray. The university says the vaccine will be the same, but it will be delivered using an intra nasal spray device similar to many over the counter hay fever, nasal sprays. One of the trial's chief investigators, saying quote Some immunologists believe that delivering the vaccine to the site of the infection may achieve enhanced protection, especially against transmission and mild disease and quote such a vaccine would remove the need for needles and make it potentially easier to
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"Terrible way. Ask dave weigel but no seriously. It's heavy duty when he liked tweets about you so i knew that i know how the shane works right. It starts with mike cerna. Vich shed minute goes to like the fox news hosts that no one. No like steve hilton. It makes its way into the nightly news judge janine and then it makes its way to fox and friends then trump tweets about it so the whole weekend i was like super nervous that he was gonna tweet about twenty friends of my tax. Did like trump just said your movies racist against racist white people so weird. It's so weird Yeah yeah donald. Trump's super worried about racism to. It really made me a super present son-in-law and father that weekend would be like playing with the kids in the pulled me like i have to go to the bathroom again and you're like sitting on the toilet and read like you know maga- tim saying you know holding a picture of a fish thing he was gonna kill me and then i knew i knew that once that happened. The movie was going to get postponed at some point in the next day. Sure enough got the call that they were going to pause the movie and the worst thing about it was you. I know i'm sure that those people were telling you swin about how matty wasn't other was consuming him and i don't doubt that but at the same time she was having a terrible period you know he was. Recently there was. I think it was el paso. Shooting malania had gone to the hospital and there was a young baby. Who's both of his parents were killed. And they're like where's the baby. And they're like oh. He laughed and they bring him back and people. Were like our edgy. How can you do that so it was like everything it was. It was just a distraction. I think you know what i mean. It was like a way for him to like about this. And let's talk about this and they talked about it for like a day and a half and it went away and then it came out in the theaters and it was number one at the box office for thirty weeks in a row. I'll wait no. It came out the weekend. Corona virus came out right. I can't remember for forgot but yeah so it was a real journey with that movie from cancellation to covid. It was spot but it came out on dod right after kind of everything. Shut down. And i think a lot of people ended up seeing it and really enjoying it and once you see it you know that it's absolutely nothing as advertised is so what would you say was the primary feature of those days. Potentially after trump started tweeting about it was you and other people cast and crew being inundated with death threats. Was it a hassle with the studio and was it really. The trump maga media focused stuff that ended up hanging postponed that combined with the fact that they're just been multiple like horrific mass shootings in the country. I don't think it was that. I think that was the cover that the studio gave. I'm not talking turn myself. I definitely had people say thank. You think it's funny. You wouldn't think it's so funny if people are hunting you right so like i got a couple of those but i think the thing that no one talks about the media and again. I'm speculating here. But i know it's happened other places so it stands to reason can happen here to is once trump tweets about something that person or that entity is is inundated with death threats and so it wouldn't surprise me. They got a couple of those once that happens they are. You know somewhat liable i think and they have to. They did the right thing by being like. Hey we gotta we gotta pull this. You know what i mean. What what what good is it to leave this out there knowing that someone could come in with a long gun because they're so fired up by what. The president said that something horrible could happen so you know. There was a lot of lot of tax going around a lot of like ties up financial concerns. Maybe this person is in the movie. They get extra bonus if it makes over x. All the sudden it all disappears and everything. And it just sucked. Because you knew it wasn't the case it wasn't the reason they were also mad and screaming at us. Insanely were races. Which i still don't get was unfounded. It was just. It was bullshit so that was that made it all the more stressful but it was a really stressful three or four days and yeah they love cancel culture. They love it. Trump past life ever tweeted or talked about something else you were involved with like was he a mad. Tv that would be great if he was if he was like Will sasso schwarzenegger's much better tonight. Their salary i i mean it really deeply saddened me that they're on tv. That i knew when you were the main cast members back in the of the early bush era was not around for the trump presidency. Because yeah yeah snl. I don't think i've made by gripes with trump s any secret but What people forget is how deliciously inappropriately mean spirited that era of mad. Tv was to jason's like during the height of anti bush sentiment. They during the twenty two thousand four election they turned john kerry s- character into this extremely cold hearted war criminal for no reason and it was just so fucking funny because they it was just so much more of a viscerally violent and Appropriately mean sketch comedy show than snl was at that time. Yes adam mckay. That era did have some good stuff in but it really would have been the perfect sketch comedy show for the trump presidency and instead we alec baldwin as like this bizarrely. Lovable trump on snl. For seventy i remember being mad at the time. Because i hated george w bush so much i unlike love john kerry. I was like junk. Who's gonna win okay. He's a war hero and then like we would do these sketches. Where frank kelly under was george bush and he was like dopey likable bouncy and then michael mcdonald came out as john carey in the most horrific saying cringe impression. And i remember thinking like fuck this. The man tv voter bloc is going to swing. It would have been fun to see what would have done. During the trump era. I can only imagine like i think mad. Tv's whole kind of modus. Operandi was just like heightened ten. You know what i mean. Just get to ten right away. So i was running the show. I would have him just like literally like in a diaper. Like i would really try to lean into because you wanna go the other way. Snl did their thing. They went the kind of resistance porn and they also just went more just more kind of standard normally takes on it. Where it's like. You could really do some crazy i. It is hard just because trump himself was such a insane character. You know what i mean like. He was so beyond the pale every choice he always made was so odd that i get why. It's been tough for some people to make him funny. There's a couple of people that nail it. I did a sketch for sarah silverman. Show years ago with tony tunic. Who i thought captured trump really really. Well this guy james johnson. I don't know if you know who. You're credible yeah incredible. And what he really nails is the way trump's because anthony sounds more like him. I think james captures his brain in a way that i haven't really seen where it's it's it's so stream of consciousness and so just a maelstrom of just.
"fever" Discussed on Fever Dreams
"With a bundy. thank you guys. i'm a big fan of. I know both you guys. Will i gotta tell you. I loved the your biggest star. Bake you move over. I was watching. I was watching the cunanan documentary with my wife. And i thought she was very disturbed that i knew a lot of these people i go like. Oh there's liz krokan. She was half sucked. You know that like why do you know that's not good. The doc was so great because it included what is really truly one of my favorite moments of the trump presidency which was when he was the easter egg. Roll or in the context. That q drop is like he will say the phrase tip top at some point and like whatever we glaister during the easter egg roll and he's up on their with malania and the easter bunny and he's like all got such a great speech he goes. He goes all the people who have put in so much work. This great house behind me or building or whatever you wanna call it because frankly it doesn't have a name. Which is the white house. It's the most famous building and we keep it in tip top shape. Some might say tippy top shape the whole time doing this. He's the. Easter bunny. Is right next to him in the shot and he has this like shocked expression a top three trump's speech and quite friendly top three speech by any american president is like the dumbest vignette those ever created by stephen king when he was like on a diet lot trip or something okay before we get into the deep south at how. The trump era has affected your comedy. And you're right that you've been working on for the past few years. I want you to clear something for me really quickly. I hope our listeners. Have this exact same question. Yes i have wondered. Ever since i was a little boy and i i saw it on. Vhs tapes for movies that we just rented. Why does hollywood fetishizes the width. Or the end. Credit intro and exit sequences. And i asked you specifically because i was just watching your new movie of the movie that you're in on netflix. Rabbi amy poehler. It's called moxie and kept waiting for your name in the intro credits and i think to myself is i could have one of those annoying and ike barunholtz craigslist. You gotta with an aunt now. I think marcia gay harden got an. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah yeah fuck herman. That's not cool. I know woman amazing actress exists. Of course i'll tell you they exist. And i'm really glad you brought this up and i think this will be most of what the episode is about when you're an actor and you have got a part in the movie your agents and manager eight or team negotiating with the producers of the movie for certain perks and those perks can be everything from you. Know they wanna make sure that you know you have the same trailer as this other person. but credits is one of them and you might have some actors who are like. Why would i be the fifth name. Uc i've i've been making movies for twenty years. I've been more than the person who's number two so what the agents would say okay. So it's going to be with so then it becomes like with rob schneider and then someone maybe bigger gets another part and and they've already given away the whiff so that person would get the end so then it's and jim breuer. This movie sounds terrible. You know it's really going down when there's an introducing. Oh god yeah that's a good one like introducing nikky blond ski in the The hairspray movie when she is the star of the movie and she's like last in the credit he but introducing is kind of exciting because they're basically saying like we have someone so amazing that we wanted to take credit for being the ones who unleash them on the world so that is kind of dope. I've always wondered this. Thank you for answering the question. Because whatever i've watched a movie i see that happening in the real world not hollywood when your name is last and there is an and or with like in reporting when you're at the very with article and it's like with additional reporting by us when soup sanger will summer it means you didn't do jack shit right or something close to it. You are war less. So when i see every other name in the movie including the person who played like the bellhop in one seat and suddenly and with. And or with bruce willis. It always confused me as a child. Like why would anybody want. I think a good rule of thumb is the first the most famous five actors in a movie. Are the first three names you see in the last two names you see do worse than to think of it in those terms. Okay so in the next sese movie. Hopefully you have a whiff or an end creek. Yes i would do. Anything on a scorsese movie i would i would You know clean out the honey wagon. I would be a caterer fluffer if he did that. He doesn't do he does not do it by eighteen. Our porn movie straight to netflix. They're going to age some of the porn actress. Robert deniro in the irish. The main reason we want to get you on our very first inaugural guest is because as we mentioned earlier. Yuko star in the movie. The hunt which i believe came out in two thousand nine hundred and it was one of my favorite subplots of the trump era because before he went out and publicly talked about it he had started picking it up and conservative media in places like fox news that oh this movie is coming up and i involve killing a bunch of deplorables and trump supporters whatever and i was hearing from people in the white house People who i was talking to regularly that the then president literal leader of the free world was walking around talking this allegedly racist movie that was so cruel and so nasty to him and his supporters that he needed to speak out about he needed to denounce this movie. Yeah so fox. News and other avenues of conservative media. Whip up a frenzy about it. They have not seen it. They don't know what it's actually and in fact any normal person who watched the trailer for the movie came out would not come away thinking. Oh this is the movie saying. It's good that these trump supporters of course. Yeah so the president comes out and tells the cameras that this is terrible. Movie can't believe this is happening. This is very unfair and then as people who followed the entertainment press as they know. The movie ended up being postponed in terms. It's release date. What was it like as that was going on behind the scenes not just for you but other people involved with the production and the cast as the then president was doing a cultural fatwa. Wow against the hunt Yes fatwa very good word cancel culture. No one loves cancel culture more than the republicans. It's their favorite thing. They love it back in the movie. I read the script. And it was these damon and nick just really thought had a really nuanced funny take on it so obviously wasn't advertised and then the director is amazing. Guy craig zobel. When i saw it i was really blown away. I had. It really feels like it's in that. It has dna with some of the great paul verhoeven movies of the late eighties. Oh yeah it feels like it's making fun of how stupid the world and close to fascism and violence. We all are living at anyway. After i saw. I really didn't think it was going to be much of a thing. I thought maybe a few places might pick up on it but it it. If you saw it wouldn't pass muster and i was flying to new york with my. It was my wife's family's reunion and we're flying in new york Plane with three little kids. Which is super fun. A lot of people take number landing at newark and had texted me. This is the banner on fox news right now and it was a picture of it. Said hollywood kills deplorables and it was of me holding a gun. i was like and you play deplorable. You charlottesville marcher in the movie with the charlottesville march right. So i was nervous that lie. Give judge janine or whatever's talking about this You know because. I know i followed what happened closely enough to know that the reality is like the worst possible thing is for donald trump to tweet about just. It changes your life in a terrible.
Modesto police officer who shot and killed man is fired, charged with manslaughter
"Police officer Joseph Lamantia has been fired, arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter. Lamantia shot dead 29 year old Trevor Seaver, who was unarmed. Stanislas County Prosecutors announced the charge against La Mantia after an investigation concluded the officers conduct and use of deadly force violated the Modesto Police Department's policies, procedures and training. Fever was killed by LA Mantia on December 29th after police received a 911 call from a woman saying that her brother told their family that he bought a gun and was walking over here just to watch what happens to us. At the time. Police had circulated the bulletin about Seaver after he posted threats against Modesto police officers on social media body camera video shows La Mantia getting out of his car and running towards Seaver near a Modesto church. The officers seen firing several shots. It's Seaver and broad daylight, even after the 29 year old man. Complied with his commands to put his hands up. Police later determined Seaver did not have a gun. Seaver sister later told Casey are a TV. The shooting was not justified in that she had Called police to deescalate a tense situation with her brother.
Fever-screening devices used in many places are not helping control the pandemic
"At the beginning of the pandemic almost exactly this time. Last year we heard a lot of promises about the types of technology that could help us. Stop the spread of the disease. One of those tech miracles was supposed to be thermal cameras devices. That could read someone's temperature from distance. Companies bought them in droves thinking that installing them at the entrances of schools. Airports are offices could stop sick people from but do they work. And did they ever conner. Healy is the government director at the vm. A video surveillance research firm. He recently co authored. A study on fever scanning devices and said many have one large flaw while we found that they're accurate but not just that they're accurate that they're accurate in particular way to fever. Cameras are taking a reading of a person surface temperature each time you get scanned. But they're adjusting that reading before it gets shown to the user is evaluating whether or not that person should enter facility and if the readings quite low they'll adjusted up the readings high village down The upshot is that this results in reducing temperatures should be reported as fevers to normal range reporting them as normal. I mean you're saying it really nicely. It sounds like what you're saying. Is these do nothing. And there's no point in using them. I like i can't imagine how that would ever produce an effect that would keep people safe if what you were trying to do is keep people with fevers out of building. Yeah well well. I can't imagine how keep people safe either. But it's more than the fact that they're just not detecting fevers. They're actually actively telling people that they're temperatures are normal. What's your understanding of why that software exists in the readings are getting revised or they like compensating for low quality centers. In my opinion they are making up for poor performance. As you suggested you know. In many cases they're using lower resolution sensors and that's part of it but just sort of comprehensively when you look at the design manufacturing implementation and marketing devices. There are so many pieces that get in the way of doing accurate temperature screening with a thermal camera and this compensating algorithm creates an appearance of normal function and nobody investigates normal temperature or considers it odd that somebody's temperature would be normal when it's reported by one of these devices and so if they're either poorly manufactured or or not used in a way that's consistent with how they should be used. In order to take accurate readings the compensating algorithm. Might make up for that and make everything seem like. It's working just fine. What do the company say for example seems like at least one of them told you it was you know to make up for a factor like people coming into a building from the hot sun. Yeah some companies. Use that justification. I mean the the thing is that if somebody's coming in after being in the hot sun what the fda says and what the ice says which is an international group of scientists convened came up with guidelines for human temperature screening with her. And we'll cameras. What they say is that people should widen side for fifteen minutes at room temperature before being screened for exactly that reason. That coming in from hot. And bahrain man or cold environment will affect the reading that you have so the correct solution to that is not to simply adjust the readings. So that they're more normal. You also noted that some of the companies selling these scanners only got into business in the past year. Likely because of covid. Is that a cause for concern. Yeah absolutely was quite typical is that they are actually not manufacturing them. They're they're buying them from someone else and relabeling them. That is a big concern. Many of these smaller companies would not and have not been able to answer questions about why their devices might even have a compensating algorithm because they will not no. I mean when there's something like this there's always a rush to sort security theater. And i wonder if over the past year. Have you seen any use of this technology. That's actually been successful that we know of in helping slow the spread of covid in general. No i can't think of an example to give you. I'm sure that there are set ups out there You know. I'm sure that there are many. That are done correctly. And that are potentially accurate enough for him screening but they would be. It would be quite rare. Should there be some rules like if these are being touted as medical devices or medical grade devices that can keep people safe going back to work or school. Should there be more stringent requirements. So there are rules and those rules were essentially waived. The fda said going to object to a new devices coming onto the market. We don't want the supply it's being almost a year since they said that There is plenty of supply now and the rule should be put back into place are there. Fda approved scanners that work. There is there. There are ones that that work in the sense that they don't have a compensating algorithm. Mendel the work. If you use them correctly so yes and
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces growing calls to resign
"For Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down as the governor of the state of New York or raising our getting to a fever pitch. As more allegations continue to come to light. Now, six women have accused him of input inappropriate behavior. And the State Assembly has actually more Democrats and Republicans more than 60 Democrats calling for him to step down. Is the average New Yorker. Think about this. Let's talk to Steve Casting bomb is a veteran New York journalist and a host of the new podcast called New York Gritty. You could follow him on Twitter at S cast in bomb. Listen to the New York gritty podcast on the I Heart radio app or and why gritty com Gorgeous Steve, Thanks for joining us. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. All right. Tell us about this. Now that the day I saw that married de Blasio really went after Governor Cuomo again. They don't like each other. That's obvious, but he was really hard at him yesterday, didn't he? Yeah. The mayor of New York City just flatly called for the governor to resign now, which is the furthest he's gone. And as you correctly stated, there is no love lost between the mayor of New York and Governor Cuomo. They've long butted heads. We saw that. Come to a head at the start of the pandemic. When married. Blasio wanted Torto issue a shelter in place order, and the governor said. I'm the only one who cannot issue in a shelter in place order, So you know they have not gotten along. They haven't seen I die for a long time. But this is the furthest the mayor has gone and he joins other high ranking Democrats in the state who are now calling for the governor to resign. Yesterday, the Democratic speaker of the State Assembly announced that they were launching in an impeachment investigation. Not an impeachment trial, yet they're starting an investigation. And that this would run parallel to the attorney general's independent criminal investigation. See. What do you think the average guy in the street thinks about all this? I think it's I think most people are disturbed by this for sure. I mean the latest allegation coming from a source close to an aide of the governor on down that person claims that the governor put his hand beneath her blouse and probably her. But there weren't more details about Whether his hand was on her back on her son, But he's supposedly did this in the governor's mansion when they were in a room alone together. According to the allegation, You know, you know, this governor has long had a reputation of being someone who ruled. The capital with an iron fist, and he often steamrolls over people on created a lot of enemies. The process on does sometimes been called the bully. Some ex employees of his administration have said that he created a toxic work environment. So you know, there's there's long been stories about the governor. There was corruption issues be Moreland Commission, which was investigating corruption ended with the indictment and conviction of a close aide to Governor Cuomo. And then he shut down the more than commission after touched his office. So you know, there's a lot of history there. And then, of course, already the stories about the, uh the cover up of the number of death coronavirus amongst the people who had been residing in nursing homes, so he's got a lot of trouble that's been following him around over the years. It seems to have You know, come to a head, but I don't think anyone saw these. These, you know, sexual harassment allegations coming. There were so many other things plaguing Cuomo over the years. This sort of came out of nowhere. To use the process for impeachment, the same as it is for the United States. For a present, for example, is it a vote of one part of the assembly and then a vote by the other to convict after a trial? They would need to be. Ah, just a simple majority in order to impeach him. But first, there would have to be an investigation, and now they have the power. The Judiciary Committee has the power to subpoena witnesses here and look at all of the evidence to gather evidence and examine it first veracity on again. This is happening simultaneously alongside the Attorney general's independent investigation. She hired a couple of other criminal investigators recently T o do this on so that you know there. There's a a two pronged front. As these allegations are examined on D evidence has looked at so right now They're six women who have leveled claims against the governor. But I don't think at this point that that anyone would be surprised given how this has gone in recent days. If more women now feel Comfortable coming forward,